Day Questions

I am trying to build a spiritual connection with Almighty Allah but I have some problems; I do not know how relaxed I should be because of how merciful god is, also I do not know how fearful I should be because of how severe He is in punishment.

The religious texts indicate that the believer is urged to balance between fear and hope so he should not deem himself secure from the scheme of Allah, nor should he despairs from the mercy of Allah. If this is done, the individual will have the motive to the obedience because his hope in the mercy makes him convinced in the advantage of the action; and his fear from the wrath of Almighty Allah makes him avoiding the sins.

Is it recommended to pray for the Twelfth Imam (peace be upon him)?

There is no doubt that it is recommended to pray for the emergence of the Twelfth Imam (peace be upon him), for his health and the like.

If I wish to renew the temporary marriage contract with a man, is it permissible to change some conditions before the renewal, like take a different amount as a dowry?

In the mentioned circumstances, one is permitted in a new contract to change the particulars, such as the stipulation of a different amount as the dowry and variations in conditions.