Day Questions

If somebody is following a certain marja and he discovers that there is another marja who is at the same level of knowledge according to the view of members of ahl-ul-khibrah, can he choose between the two?

It is not permissible to change from the current marja unless it is proven by religious evidence that another mujtahid is more knowledgeable than him.

If someone is sick during fasting and it has passed the time of Dhuhr prayer, can he choose to break his fast?

If there is a fear that fasting will be harmful, then it should be broken at any time.

Is it permissible to sit in ceremonies were forbidden songs are played?

It is not permissible to listen to songs if such songs usually cause ‘tarab’. ‘Tarab’ means the psychological interaction with the music or singing, whether it leads to joy, sadness, pride or any other emotion. Even if this is not the case, attending such ceremonies is prohibited if it encourages and propagates prohibited acts and evil.

If the parents of a six-year-old child are divorced, and the father has custody of the child, does the mother have the right to visit her child, even though the father does not let her?

It is not permissible for the father to prevent the divorced mother from visiting her child and see him, except when it is in the best interest of the child to do so.