Seyed Ali Shobayri

Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the Islamic College of London. He also studied at the Hawza Ilmiyya of England and continues Hawza and Islamic studies with private teachers.

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answer updated 2 weeks ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

Yes you are correct, all power originates from Allah swt and no human being or creature can do anything without the power that Allah swt has given them. 

About the imams (as), we say that they have a very high status with Allah swt; therefore if they make dua for someone, then there is more of a chance of our requests being accepted through them. 

For example we can commit sins which block our Duas from being accepted, where as the imams (as) are of a status we cannot comprehend, and their duas are always answered. Just like if one in this life knows someone who is known to be pious. Yes, they can ask Allah swt themselves and make dua, but another way to get to Allah is by asking other believers to make dua for them as the supplications of the very pious people are more powerful. No one but a Jahil would claim this to be shirk. 

This doesn’t negate the fact that a person should regularly and directly call on Allah swt especially through the Duas that the prophet and imams (as) taught us as they know how to best speak to Allah swt. Going through Ahlul Bayt (as) for one’s needs to be accepted is perfectly acceptable as long as one does so with the right aqeeda. One should know that rizq is only from Allah swt and the imams (as) do not give rizq but ask Allah swt for it. In this sense, they are the door of one’s needs.  

It is also attributed to Imam Sadiq (as) that he said the following about 40:60 of the Quran: 

1 heard Abu Abdullah (as) and he said: 

‘Allah' does not Leave us to ourselves and had He Left us to ourselves, we would be like the ordinary people, and we are those Allah Mighty and Majestic Said: "Supplicate to Me, I will Answer you. [40:60)

Source: Basair al-Darajat

So while the verse is general and encourages one to make dua to Allah swt, it shows here how it is applied in the specific sense of the imams (as) being those whose supplications are answered, and there is no contradiction between the both explanations of the verse. 

Therefore if one visits any of the shrines of the prophet or imams (as), they may ask them to make dua to Allah swt for them. This is not shirk as nawasib try to claim and they have no evidence to prove so.
 

For the sake of the argument let us say that we thought that the prophet and imams (as) could hear people at their shrines but in reality they couldn’t; would  someone who spoke or asked them for something have committed shirk? No not at all. In the the worst case a person who spoke or asked them something would of just done a pointless action and not shirk (if we assumed the prophet and imams couldn't hear). 

This isn’t case though as the prophet and imams (as) hear the words of the believers at their shrines and know about those who visit them. 

May Allah grant you success 

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 2 weeks ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

It isn't wajib for one's parents to live with them. Yes, one can live with the in-laws however in many cases it has caused issues in marriages. It is your right upon your husband to have a comfortable home and your own privacy. Yes, he can perhaps get his mother to move closer if he wants to have a good relationship with her but it wouldn't be recommend for her to move in if this would cause you discomfort. This should be voiced to your husband that it isn't obliged for you to accept this if it may cause issues. 
 

May Allah grant you success 

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Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

If you are 100% sure that the chocolate packet touched a part of the floor that definitely became najjs, and that the chocolate packet had moisture on it, then yes it would be najis. This would easy to purify as you could merely put the packet under a tap or just remove the chocolates. If however the floor was dry and so was the packet, then it isn't najis. 
 

May Allah grant you success 

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 4 weeks ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

A non-virgin woman who is divorced doesn't need a wali's permission to marry again but may do so out of respect. 
 

May Allah grant you success 

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 4 weeks ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

Either way is permissible as long as one doesn't do so in a non-Islamic way. One could for example message a sister directly and ask her to speak to her family. 
 

May Allah grant you success 

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 4 months ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

This is allowed unless doing so would be considered as a type of disrespect or mocking for Muharram which is highly unlikely. Also provided that one doesn't swim somewhere where the environment could be haram 

May Allah swt grant you success 

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 4 months ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

Yea visiting the grave yard is permitted during one's period. 
 

May Allah grant you success 

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 4 months ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

If she can maintain hijab and stay with the Islamic boundaries, then there isn't an issue. If for example there may be some activities such as music and singing, she must avoid such things and only partake in activities which don't go against Islamic teachings and hijab. 
 

May Allah grant you success 

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 4 months ago

Bismillah, 

Yes, such a marriage can be accepted and one's past cannot be judged if they have done tawbah 

May Allah grant you success 

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 4 months ago

Bismillah, 

Both women and men should perform ghusl al-janabah after penetrative sexual intercourse (also inclduing anal intercourse). 
 

Also if a woman has an orgasm or climax without sexual intercourse, then the ghusl al-janabah should be performed. It's worth noting that this type of ghusl would make one in the state of wudu so one could perform Salah after the ghusl without doing wudu again. 
 

if a woman is aroused causing some fluid or discharge, this wouldn't make ghusl al janabah obligatiory unless she reached climax. 
 

May Allah Grant You success 

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Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom 

Firstly I commend you for trying to keep up  your Salah while working in an environment which can be difficult and limited in space. 
 

If you are shia Muslim, washing the feet isn't needed; one simply needs to wipe the feet which can be easily done while sitting in a bathroom. Also wearing make up for women in front of non mahram men is not permissible according to most ulema and the make up should not be that which would block one's wudu by preventing water reaching the skin. It could be possible one makes wudu before applying make up however this could be difficult to hold until Salah time. 
 

Also it's possible to delay your Salah until landing if it wouldn't become qada if that would be easier. In some cases, you could wait to pray once you reach a prayer of hotel room. 
 

May Allah grant you success 

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 4 months ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

If your marja and her marja require the father's permission, then you cannot contract the mutah marriage. The majority of maraja state that a Virgin girl must seek the father's permission for any type of marriage. You should perhaps try to get permanently married and try to convince the father to accept. 
 

 He may see that temporary marriage is not in the benefit of his daughter and that permanent marriage is more in her favor. This is usually the case as some sisters may do mutah thinking the man will later on permanently marry them but this does not happen and it can make it hard for her to later permanently marry due to the views of her Muslim Community and society 

May Allah grant you success