Day Questions

If a believer prefers to seek help and assistance from Almighty Allah by saying Ya Allah Madad instead of Ya Ali Madad, is it correct to say that he has expressed enmity to the 14 Infallibles in general and to Imam Ali (peace be upon him) in particular and he is no more a Shia?

There is nothing wrong with seeking the mercy directly from Almighty Allah, nor with seeking the intercession of Imam Ali (peace be upon him), since the matter entirely is in hand of Allah. Seeking the intercession of Imam Ali means asking Almighty Allah by the intercession of Imam Ali, so the chances of one’s wishes being answered is greater than directly asking Almighty Allah.

If someone makes a promise to complete the recitation of the Holy Quran, does he have to correct the mistakes for the recitation to be fulfilled?

The subject of the vow is the correct recitation in the normal way based on the information the person possesses. If he realized that there was a mistake, then he should correct it. If he realizes that he made a mistake after some time has passed or after he has completed the recitation of the Quran, then it is not obligated to repeat the recitation correctly, although it is better to repeat those verses that were read incorrectly.

What is the rule on black magic? Is teaching people black magic permissible or prohibited?

Magic is prohibited. Yes, if one is required to stop the effect of magic by using magic itself, and being under the effect of magic is harmful, then it is permissible to terminate magic by magic.