Day Questions

If someone has a bandage on his wound, how can he perform wudhu? Can tayammum be performed instead?

<p style="text-align: left;">If the bandaging is tahir and its size was usual for the wound, then it is sufficient in the correctness of wudhu and ghusl to wipe over it. One cannot perform tayammum in this case.</p>

If a chicken is slaughtered using a machine but the name of Allah is mentioned over it as well as all the other conditions needed for it to be permissible, will it be permissible to consume?

The slaughterer must be a Muslim and the act of slaughtering should be related to him in such a way the slaughtering and the operating of the machinery are conventionally simultaneous. If the slaughtering is related to the machine, the slaughtered bird is not lawful even if the name of Allah was mentioned.

Some people claim that both the Sunni and Shia authentic books of ahadith contain such narrations from which it is proved that,the Holy Quran present in our houses is not exactly that Quran that was revealed upon the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny). Is there any truth to this?

The mentioned narrations are rejected by Shias and Sunnis, which suggests the lack of credibility in these traditions. Muslims were paying attention since the very early days of Islam in memorizing the Holy Book, reciting it, teaching it and spreading it. It was reported that the month of Ramadan is the spring season of the Holy Book, referring to the best time of the year. It was a common practice to recite the entire Quran during this month. Imam Mohamed Al-Baqir recited the Holy Book ten times during the holy month. It was also narrated that Imam Ali Al-Ridha did the same. Since the beginning days of Islam, there were certain reciters who specialized in the recitation of the Quran and they taught it to others. As such, the Book was widespread amongst the Muslims in general, not to any special class in the Muslim society, and they went to great lengths to preserve the words of the Quran without any changes and alterations. All of this indicates that the Holy Quran which we currently have, reached us from generations after generations. Therefore, the claim that you refer to in your question is meaningless and rejected.