Day Questions

If a man is not fasting due to a justifiable reason, but his wife is fasting, is he permitted to have sexual intercourse with her?

He is not permitted to do so, and she is not permitted to allow him to have intercourse with her.

What is the rule on doing Dua to the members of Ahlulbait ? Is it allowed to ask them for favors? Or is it better to ask directly to Almighty Allah for needs?

The dua (supplication) is asking Almighty Allah. The imams of the Ahlulbait are intercessors to Almighty Allah and Almighty Allah does not reject their intercession. Nothing is wrong in seeking intercession from the Prophet and his household (peace be upon them). It is mentioned in the Holy Quran that Almighty Allah had said: “And if, when they had wronged themselves, they had but come unto thee and asked forgiveness of Allah, and asked forgiveness of the Messenger, they would have found Allah Forgiving, Merciful.” (4:64)

Artificial Crab is used in sushi food; is it halal to eat?

If the fish that is used in the making of such products is halal, it is permissible to consume such a product. If it is not then it is not permissible to consume it.

Can a Muslim living in a non-Muslim country pay for somebody else’s meal at a restaurant if the meal consists of non-halal food?

If the other person at the restaurant was considered to be the buyer and customer, one is allowed to pay on his behalf. However, if he is paying for the other person, while considering himself to be party to the purchase, i.e. the actual buyer and customer, then he is not allowed to do so.

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