Day Questions

If the husband dies just after the marriage contract, but before the wedding ceremony and consummation of the marriage, does the wife inherit from him?

The wife inherits her husband once the marriage contract took place. However, if the man was ill – and clearly appeared to be so – when the marriage contract took place, she will inherit from him only if they consummated the marriage. If the marriage was not consummated in this case, she does not inherit from him after his death, and there is no dower, and there is no need for her to observe the waiting period (Iddah).

Can we place banners on roads or walls on which names of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) are written?

It is permissible to do so as long as this does not cause disrespect to the noble names.

Do the needy people that one should pay the Kaffara to have to be Muslim or even Shia Muslim? Can they be non-Muslims?

It is obligatory in the validity of the Kaffara to pay it to needy Shia believers.