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Q:  “And We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice”. Is it right that the momentous sacrifice, means Imam Al-Hussein (a.s.)? 

A: No, that is not true, the fidya was a ram that Allah, the Most Exalted, told Ibrahim to sacrifice instead of his son Ismael, and thus sacrifice became a ritual in Hajj.

Q: What is meant by “profaning the believer’s sanctity”? 

A: To profane the believer’s sanctity means to tarnish the reputation of a believer and put him under suspicion or in a degraded condition that makes people carp at him and utter a slander about his act.

Q: What does this mean: "O Allah! I seek refugee with you from the torture of the grave, form the torture of the hellfire, from the temptations of life and death and from the evil of the temptations of the Antichrist"?

A: The meaning of the grave and hellfire torture is clear. The temptations of life refer to committing sins, not appreciating enogh the blessing and not thanking Allah for bestowing them on us. The temptations of death mean that the believer deviates and disbelieve in Allah while he is on the death bed. Also, the temptations of the Antichrist refer to the state of dissolution that occurs before the Day of Resurrection and in the end of life on earth.