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Category Archives: fiqh

Praying behind a Sunni

Question: Is it true that the reward of praying behind a Sunni is equivalent to the reward of praying behind Prophet Muhammad (sawa)?  Answer: It is narrated that Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq (as) said:  من صلى معهم في الصف الاول كان كمن صلى خلف رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) في الصف الاول  One who prays in the first row with them is as though he had prayed in the first row with the Messenger of Allah (s)   This narration is […]


Tayammum

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم اللهم صل على محمد وال محمد وعجل فرجهم والعن عدوهم Question: When should Tayammum be performed and how is it done? Answer: Tayammum should be performed instead of Wudhu or Ghusl in the following seven circumstances: First: When it is not possible to procure sufficient water for performing Wudhu or Ghusl. Second: […]


Is adoption allowed in Islam?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم اللهم صل على محمد وال محمد وعجل فرجهم والعن عدوهم Question: Is adoption allowed is Islam? Answer: Adoption (claiming the child to be your own) is not allowed according to all our Maraj’e. However it is permissible to raise a child and take care of him, but the lineage of the […]


Using tissue paper for Sujud

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم اللهم صل على محمد وال محمد وعجل فرجهم والعن عدوهم Questions: I just want to ask if it is permissible to do Sujud on a tissue? I follow Sayed Sistani Answer: According to Ayout’Allah Sayed Ali Sistani (HA) It is not permissible to do sajdah on tissues, unless you are sure that they have […]


Praying on Turbah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم اللهم صل على محمد وال محمد وعجل فرجهم والعن عدوهم Question: some Muslims ask us why do we pray on turbah? How can we answer them? Answer: We follow the sunna (traditions) of RasoulAllah (saw) as he says صلوا كما رأيتموني أصلي “pray in the same way you saw me praying” […]