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Name: Yasser Country: UK Date: 23/07/2013

Salam Alaikum
Please tell me why it is that Zakat is mentioned many times in the Holy Quran and Khums only once or twice? And what is it that makes us think that Khums, not Zakat, applies to cash. One could equally argue that Zakat, not Khums, applies to cash. Where is the proof? Thank you

The Ayah concerning Khums is clear, and it says: “And know that whatever thing you gain, a fifth of it is for Allah and for the Messenger and for the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, if you believe in Allah and in that which We revealed to Our servant, on the day of distinction, the day on which the two parties met; and Allah has power over all things” (08: 41), while the Ayah concerning the Alms (Zakat) states: “Alms are only for the poor and the needy, and the officials (appointed) over them, and those whose hearts are made to incline (to truth) and the (ransoming of) captives and those in debts and in the way of Allah and the wayfarer; an ordinance from Allah; and Allah is knowing, Wise” (09: 60). Therefore, since there is a separate and distinct Ayah talking about Khums, then this is sufficient. The other Ayahs that talk about the alms actually address the obligatory and recommended giving out of charity. In addition, there are also the Ayahs that talk about spending in the cause of Allah, which also talks about a dutiful spending from one’s money.

Name: Ali Country: Kano Date: 19/07/2013

I have broken my fast this year not because of physical ill health, but because mentally I am not ready, what do you advise.

This is impermissible. You ought to fast as an act of obedience to Allah, for Allah rendered fasting an incumbent duty and one of the pillars of Islam. So, as long as you are capable of fasting health-wise, then you ought to fast, knowing that fasting brings about psychological relief and good health to man, as well as spiritual relief in his relation with Allah. It also empowers him with a strong will to avoid forbidden acts, feel the sufferings of the poor and remember the Judgment Day. “Remember by your thirst and hunger in the month of Ramadan the hunger and thirst of the Judgment Day”. “It brings about reward throughout the time for your breaths in it are an act of Tasbih and your sleep in it is an act of worship”.

Name: wonder Country: none Date: 19/07/2013

my muslim friend got married recently and she wasn't aware that her husbands sister isn't married but having a child with a man , now the man has left her .
i would like to know what kind of distance she should have with a such kind sister in law since my friend is from a respectable family ...

If that woman was not religious and of no good morals, then she ought not associate with her, keeping in mind that a believer in general should treat people kindly and beware of bad people.

Name: Mohammed Country: Dubai Date: 19/07/2013

Salamu Alaykum.
I have the following questions and appreciate your help. I am a muqallid of the sayyid R.A.
1) If I am flying to another country in the morning, when can I break my fast? Is it when I am on the plane, or when I reach airport or when I wake up?? The airport is 10 km from me so very close.
2) My job involves travelling, sometimes once per month, sometimes 2 times per month. Do I do Qasr or do I pray full and keep fasting.
Your response is appreciated and thank you for your great help. Wasalaam.

1- You can break your fast as you step out of the boundaries of the city/village where you stay and reach Had At-Tarakhus, knowing that the departure point is the last house or shop in the city, and this is the point from which the distance that the traveler covers starts, knowing that there is no difference in this respect between a city and a village. As for Had At-Tarakhus, it is estimated to be about one kilometer from the last house or shop of the said town.
2- At this rate, you are not considered as someone who travels much, so you ought to break your fast and perform the prayers shortened.

Name: Aries Satriyo Country: Jl. Kalijati Raya no.30., Bandung., 40291., INDONESIA. Date: 13/07/2013

Dear Your Owner.,
I have a question regarding to collect a ZAKAT in our small community in my home. Would you like to respond for my simple question about this ? Thank You in advanced.
Kind regards.,
Aries Satriyo.

You can ask any juristic questions you want and we are more than ready to answer any inquiry you may have.

Name: Inas Country: Dubai Date: 11/07/2013

Asalam Aleykum,
Is it permissible to go to dentist for treatment during fasting? Will it break the fast? Thank you

It is permissible and it does not break the fast provided that you do not swallow anything deliberately.

Name: Sarah Country: ... Date: 09/07/2013

Assalamu Alkaum,
If possible, I would like to know if July 9 has been confirmed as the first day of Ramadan this year. I live in Perth, Western Australia.
Thank you

In Australia, the month of Ramadan starts on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. For more information visit the following link:

Name: Zahraa Country: ... Date: 08/07/2013

Assalamu Alkaum,
If possible, I would like to know if July 9 has been confirmed as the first day of Ramadan this year.
Thank you

Indeed, Tuesday, July 09, 2013, is the first day of the month of Ramadan according to the jurisprudential opinion of the late Sayyed Fadlullah (ra).

Name: M. Country: Berlin Date: 19/06/2013

A woman becomes sinless, according to a tradition (hadith), after she bears a child. What is the ruling on a woman who became pregnant through fornication (Zina) - does she also become purely sinless after birth?

Surely, her sins will increase by that, for Allah says: “And go not nigh to fornication; surely it is an indecency and an evil way” (17: 32).

Name: jawad Country: london Date: 19/06/2013

I have applied for a job as a trader, working in finance. Is this halal in Shia Islam. Please give details. JZK.

In principle, this is permissible.

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