Day Questions

If a man contracts temporary marriage with a woman who lost her virginity through unlawful means, is the contract valid without the permission of her father or grandfather, and can he consummate the marriage?

She is treated as a virgin; so the marriage contract is valid but he is not permitted to consummate the marriage without the permission of the guardian.

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.

If I am a guest, can I free my host from the liability of paying my family’s Zakat al-Fitra?

It is permissible to free the host from your Zakat al-Fitra by paying it yourself.

I am pregnant and I have some weeks to give birth. Am I excused from prayer as I just feel so lazy and tired most of the time and I do not have the energy to pray?

It is obligatory on you to perform the prayer in a way that does not cause you harm and hardship, even if it is performed while sitting.

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