His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Shaikh Basheer al-Najafi

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Shaikh Basheer al-Najafi
2019/05/10

During the Holy month of Ramadhan and its spiritual atmosphere, His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Shaikh Basheer al-Najafi, on Thursday night the 4th of the holy month.

Day Questions

Are Muslim men allowed to get their ears or any parts of their body pierced?

It is not permissible for men to imitate women. Piercing is permissible if it does not lead to that nor to any other prohibitions.

Is it allowed to prostrate on rough sand or it must be rigid?

It is permissible to prostrate during prayers on sand whether it is rough or rigid.

When I am at work, I have to do wudhu for prayers in the sinks of the toilet area. I dislike taking my shoes off and doing wudhu because I have a strong feeling of najasah on the ground there. Also, I wear leather shoes, and I do not know in which country they were manufactured nor if the animal was slaughtered in the correct way. Am I allowed to perform tayammum in regards to prayers or can I do wudhu with my shoes on?

Tayammum in this case is not sufficient, as it is possible to perform the prayer in a different place, even if you perform it towards the end of its prescribed time. The leather is considered najis if it was not from an Islamic country but if you were living in an Islamic country, then the leather is considered to be tahir.

For one suffering from incontinence, he is told that he must wash the urinary organ before each prayer. However, if he combines prayers, such as Dhuhr and Asr, is it sufficient to wash once before the two prayers or must he do a washing before each prayer?

If a person suffering from incontinence joins between the two prayers with one wudhu, then it is sufficient to wash the urinary organ before the first prayer for both prayers.