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... Answered 1 week ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

In our salah the whole surah must be recited and not parts of it which other sects do. For example you can recite Surah Al-Baqarah in your obligatory salah, but it must be in full. 

As for duas from the Quran in your qunut, reciting a part is ok

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 1 week ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

If you not interacting with them or limiting interaction with them can prevent further animosity and problems, then it may be necessary to take such steps. It may also be advisable to keep a distance away from such people if they are being unjust and rude towards yourself. Of course one should try keep good manners and not stoop to the level of those who are being rude. But it still isn’t obligatory upon you to have a relationship with 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... Answer updated 2 weeks ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

One isn’t punished for merely having an attraction to the same gender. We won’t go into the reasons as to why this happens as this is a whole different discussion, however there exists ‘unnatural attractions’ amongst many people.

The point is that just because a person has a certain feeling or attraction, it doesn’t mean that they should automatically act on this. 

Someone could have an attraction to the opposite gender, yet it doesn’t mean that they may act on this by committing fornication and haram actions. We even find people who are attracted to animals or small babies and they may not have control of this attraction. The duty for those who have such unnatural attractions, is for them to not act on them. 

Unfortunately due to the atheist, subjective morality which is appearing these days, some are now even justifying immoral practices such as incest! 

We shouldn’t assume that just because society starts to widely accept a practice, that it is normal and permissible. We should always remember that our worldview is extracted from the Quran and sunnah.   

If a man is attracted to other men but refuses to act on this and commit forbidden actions, then he will be rewarded inshallah. If we use the logic that him having such an attraction is ‘natural and uncontrollable’ then the same argument could be put forth for those who have incest related attractions. 

There are converts to Islam who had such an attraction but didn’t act on this. 

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... Answer updated 3 weeks ago

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Asalamu Alaykom, 

In the Shia Islamic belief, Allah is not confined within time or space. To confine Allah in a form or within a time frame, would limit him. This is no different to the Christian beliefs which state that God came down in the form of a person (Audhobillah). This belief is also similar to the Salafi beliefs where they compare Allah with his creation and give him physical movements and parts.

Therefore, we wouldn't say that Allah literally came down to earth rather any communication to Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) would of been through a type of creation from Allah. We can say that this incident was a manifestation of Allah's power and glory. 

Furthermore, when Allah told Prophet Musa (peace be upon him): "You will never see Me" 7:143 this applies in both this world and the hereafter. This is unlike some other sects who believe that Allah will be seen on he day of judgment; for the Shia belief, Allah cannot be literally seen otherwise this would necessitate Allah being in an image and form. 

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 3 weeks ago

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Asalamu Alaykom, 

A portion of your wealth can be allocated to those whom you chose however, there are also inheritance laws pertaining to one’s relatives. One can refer to the various inheritance laws for further details. 

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 3 weeks ago

Bismallah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

The following answer may help you: 

https://www.al-islam.org/ask/is-it-sinful-for-a-girl-to-marry-without-the-permission-of-her-parents 

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 3 weeks ago

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Asalamu Alaykom, 

Wearing make-up in front of non-mahrams is not permissible according to many scholars.  

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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 1 month ago

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Asalamu Alaykom: 

“Tayammum is obligatory to be performed instead of wodu’ or ghusl in seven circumstances:
1. Unavailability of water
2. Excused for not being able to reach water
3. Use of water constitutes harm
4. Fear of thirst
5. Scarcity of water for washing
6. Non-permissibility of use of water
7. Time being too short”

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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 1 month ago

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Asalamu Alaykom, 

A Muslim man should conduct an Islamic marriage contract with a woman. Scholars differ as to whether someone can marry a Christian woman permanently. All allow temporary marriage and some scholars say that both temporary and permanent are  allowed. 

If however a Muslim man was ignorant and he for example read a marriage contract such as a civil one instead of Islamic (while he thought that this counts as  marriage) then some scholars would say that the marriage wouldn’t be fornication. 

This therefore could make the child one of shubha where they aren’t deemed as illegitimate. 

If he found out his mistake though, then he must do an Islamic marriage as soon as possible. 

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... Answer updated 1 month ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

When our jurists produce religious rulings, they have done so based on  the religious sources and principles. This is  according to their best efforts. It could be that a jurists’s ruling in reality isn’t correct, however the jurist exhausts his upmost efforts to produce something that they think is closest to the sources. 

Therefore, even if a ruling wasn’t correct in reality, someone wouldn’t be accountable as he has only followed this jurist’s ruling while considering him to be a qualified expert in Islamic jurisprudence. 

When it comes to one’s own theological beliefs such as proving God, they must establish and prove this for themselves and can’t just say: “A scholar told me to believe in God so I do so”. 

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 1 month ago

Bismillah

Asalamu Alaykom, 

Unfortunately what you mentioned can be a common occurrence in Muslim communities. Some parents bring their children up in a way where they fail to explain the reasons behind certain Islamic practices and rather just force them. For example, instead of parents explaining the philosophy behind hijab and how it was a practice of the pious women, they may just force their daughter to wear it with the threat of being beaten if they don’t!

Knowledge and wisdom should be used when teaching anyone about Islam. 

The best way to overcome this would be to research into Islam and it’s laws. 

When you understand the religion more and gain knowledge, it should solidify your own faith more and make you able to distinguish between the right and wrong ways in which Islam was introduced to you. 

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 1 month ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom,

Is it not the choice of a person to take their own life as this is something that is down to Allah The Exalted.  

If however the person was in such a mental state where they no longer had control over themselves or they had some type of mental illness in which they can no longer distinguish between their actions, then it’s possible that they won’t be accountable for such an action. 

May Allah grant you success