Day Questions

His Eminence has said whenever a najis thing comes in contact with something else with transferring dampness, it will be come najis too, no matter how many things may be in the chain of the transferring of najasah. Would this not mean that everything around us is najis?

This does not make everything najis, since one is not aware that they had been in contact with najis things with dampness, or one is sure that a particular thing became tahir and najis without knowing which one was first. In such cases it is considered to be tahir.

Can my wife use any contraceptive methods without my permission?

The wife is not permitted to have contraception without the consent of her husband, based on compulsory precaution. One should deal with each other to resolve any conflict regarding the issue of pregnancy or any other conflict in a good way as this is the best way for your marriage life.

I have committed a lot of sins in my life. Those sins keep coming back to haunt me and I don't know what to do. I have been praying for Allah's forgiveness day and night. For many years now I haven't found peace of mind. Specifically, please tell me how should I know that my sins have been forgiven?

All sins can be forgiven by sincere repentance. Almighty Allah said: “Despair not of the mercy of Allah, Who forgives all sins. Lo! He is the Forgiving, the Merciful”. Yes, it is recommended to seek forgiveness whenever the committed sins are remembered but should not turn into psychological complication.

If the court grants divorce to a couple, will this be acceptable as religious divorce?

If the divorce did not take place according to the Sharia, then in order for it to be valid it must be undertaken in the way prescribed by the Sharia, including pronouncing the formula of divorce. A written document is not sufficient.