Your Questions Answered

Answers by Allama Sayyed Mohammad Moosawi Saheb

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Q.Can one recite Salawat or Isteghfar in any part  of Wajib (obligatory) Namaz?

A.Yes. One can recite and later continue with the  Namaz.

Q.Can  one  offer  ‘qaza’  (lapsed)  prayers  in  a  congregational prayer?

A.Yes. Lapsed prayers can be offered in congregation  whether  the  Namaz  of  the  Imam  be  that  of  ‘Adaa’ (the prayer in time) or lapsed. And it is not  necessary that both of them should offer the  same prayers. For example, there is no harm if a  person  offers  lapsed  dawn  prayers  with  the  afternoon prayers of the Imam.

Q.Sometimes after urinating, a white sticky fluid  is discharged. Do I have to perform ‘ghusl (bath)’  (ceremonial bath) for performing prayers after  that?

A.The  fluid  which  is  discharged  after  urinating,  whether  before  or  after  istebra  is  not  ‘mani’  (semen) and is know as ‘wadi’ (white liquid),  there is no need to perform a bath, because of  that Wuzu ablution performed after urinating  and before offering prayers would suffice.

Q.Does  a  recommended  fast  become  void  if  a  person vomits involuntarily?

A.If a person vomits by mistake or involuntarily, his  fast  does  not  become  void.  The  rule  applies  equally to obligatory as well as to recommended  fasts.

Q.A person performing Hajj on behalf of another  fails to perform Tawafun Nisa. Does the wife of  the person who hires become unlawful for him?

Q.Can one recite Salawat or Isteghfar in any part person to perform Hajj fails to perform Tawafun  Nisa, his wife (i.e. the wife of the hired person)  becomes unlawful for him.

Q.A person buys jewellery for his wife who wears  it occasionally. Then for one complete year it is  not used and she has no intention of wearing it.  Is Khums applicable on it?”

A.In this case, Khums is applicable on it. As far as a  thing   is   in   use,   Khums   does   not   become  applicable on it.

Q.Can a person touch the translation of the holy  Qur’an without having performed ablutions?

A.It   is   unlawful   on   the   basis   of   obligatory  precaution,  to  touch  without  ablutions,  the  Name of Allah or His special attributes in which  ever language they may have been written. And  it is also better not to touch without ablutions  the names of the holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.), the  holy Imams (a.s.) and lady Fatima Zahra (s.a.).  However, there is no harm in touching without  performing ablutions, the translation of the holy  Qur’an in any language.

Q.After death, in the grave, during questions and  answers, will Hazrat Ali (a.s.) be present or our  12th Imam (a.s.) or both or all Imams. In order  to help the Mo’mineen support your answer  with Ahaadees?

A.Many  Ahadees  are  available  which  say,  that  every person who dies will see Hazrat Ali (a.s.). A  famous hadees of Hazrat Ali (a.s.). “When any  body dies he will definitely see me whether he is  a mo’min or a hypocrite. The Mo’min will see theperson to perform Hajj fails to perform Tawafuno of Wajib (obligatory) Namaz?

A.Yes. One can recite and later continue with the Namaz.

Q.Can  one  offer  ‘qaza’  (lapsed)  prayers  in  a congregational prayer?

A.Yes. Lapsed prayers can be offered in congregation whether  the  Namaz  of  the  Imam  be  that  of ‘Adaa’ (the prayer in time) or lapsed. And it is not necessary that both of them should offer the same prayers. For example, there is no harm if a person  offers  lapsed  dawn  prayers  with  the afternoon prayers of the Imam.

Q.Sometimes after urinating, a white sticky fluid is discharged. Do I have to perform ‘ghusl (bath)’ (ceremonial bath) for performing prayers after that?

A.The  fluid  which  is  discharged  after  urinating, whether  before  or  after  istebra  is  not  ‘mani’ (semen) and is know as ‘wadi’ (white liquid), there is no need to perform a bath, because of that Wuzu ablution performed after urinating and before offering prayers would suffice.

Q.Does  a  recommended  fast  become  void  if  a person vomits involuntarily?

A.If a person vomits by mistake or involuntarily, his fast  does  not  become  void.  The  rule  applies equally to obligatory as well as to recommended fasts.

Q.A person performing Hajj on behalf of another fails to perform Tawafun Nisa. Does the wife of the person who hires become unlawful for him?

A. If a  person  who  has  been  hired  by  another Nisa, his wife (i.e. the wife of the hired person) becomes unlawful for him.

Q.A person buys jewellery for his wife who wears it occasionally. Then for one complete year it is not used and she has no intention of wearing it. Is Khums applicable on it?”

A.In this case, Khums is applicable on it. As far as a thing   is   in   use,   Khums   does   not   become applicable on it.

Q.Can a person touch the translation of the holy Qur’an without having performed ablutions?

A.It   is   unlawful   on   the   basis   of   obligatory precaution,  to  touch  without  ablutions,  the Name of Allah or His special attributes in which ever language they may have been written. And it is also better not to touch without ablutions the names of the holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.), the holy Imams (a.s.) and lady Fatima Zahra (s.a.). However, there is no harm in touching without performing ablutions, the translation of the holy Qur’an in any language.

Q.After death, in the grave, during questions and answers, will Hazrat Ali (a.s.) be present or our 12th Imam (a.s.) or both or all Imams. In order to help the Mo’mineen support your answer with Ahaadees?

A.Many  Ahadees  are  available  which  say,  that every person who dies will see Hazrat Ali (a.s.). A famous hadees of Hazrat Ali (a.s.). “When any body dies he will definitely see me whether he is a mo’min or a hypocrite. The Mo’min will see the good results of his deeds and the other will see the bad results of his Nifaq”Other Imams also come to help Mo’min. Details of this can be found in many Ahadees.

Q. Is it permissible to avoid taking an obligatory bath mainly because of the coldness of water?
A. The obligatory bath cannot be avoided due to the coldness of water. Tayammum can only be resorted to in sickness which will be aggravated by the bath, or lack of sufficient time to take bath and offer the prayers on time, or because of lack of water, or when only ‘najis’ (unclean) water is available.
Q. Do we believe that the resurrection of human beings in the Here-after world  will be metaphysical in nature?
A. It is one of the fundamental beliefs of Muslims that human beings will be bodily resurrected in the Here-after. The Qur’an clearly states: “What! Does man reckon We shall not gather his bones. Yes, indeed, We are able to shape again his fingers”. In theory, science, too, considers the cloning of a living being from its residue a viable proposition.