Zaid Alsalami

Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from ANU, Canberra. He has written and translated several Islamic texts and also prepared educational videos on Islamic rulings and practices.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 3 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

The end of the time for Maghrib and 'Isha is the middle of the night in the case of the delay being voluntary. 

Middle of the night here means the middle between ghurub of the sun and Fajr time. This means it would depend on location and time of the year. 

If the delay is not voluntary, and one has an excuse, like ending menstrual cycle after the middle of the night, or sleeping, or unconscious, then the time would extend until before Fajr. 

Please refer to your Marja' taqleed for details.

And Allah knows best. 

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 3 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

You have a great responsibility on your shoulders, in not only honouring your revert wife in the best way you can, but also showing the highest standards of Islamic Akhlaq to your in-laws. You represent Islam, and they see Islam through you. Even though they might be atheists, or followers of a religion, for you it is of utmost importance to conduct yourself in the best way possible. 

Your wife also has an important duty in trying to maintain the relationship between the two families as civil as possible. Along with her studying about religion and deepening her understanding of Islam, she can also engage in polite and productive discussions with them. 

When she does this, there will be no concern from your side that she is being negatively influenced. If she is strong enough in her faith, then even if a discussion becomes heated, it will not effect her. 

Yes, it might be frustrating from your side, and all you want to do is just socialise with your in-laws, but they bring up topics that might aggravate you. 

The extent of the relationship is that you honour them, as your in-laws, and that you avoid arguments or anything that would tension things between you and them.

You should maintain patience, and think of the bigger responsibility you have. Always do dua for them, and pray for their hidayah.

With prayers for your success.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 3 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

If it does not contain alcohol, nor haram animal ingredients, then yes it would be halal.

And Allah knows best. 

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 3 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

We can look at this issue from multiple angles. Firstly, we know as Muslims that it is haram for us to look at the private parts of other people. We also know that anything that is sexually arousing, outside a marital relationship is also haram. 

As far as the shar'i side is concerned, we confidently know the many detrimental dangers there are if we defy the commands of God.  We know these harmful sins will affect our soul and our mind, and pollute us spiritually and morally.

On a relationship side, it would be very problematic if a husband, or a wife, would need external sexual arousal from fake unrealistic sources to make their time together enjoyable. It's not a good sign at all.

This shows a deep issue in how the husband sees the wife, or how the wife sees the husband. 

True enjoyment can be fulfilled just by the husband and wife, and they are so sexually captivated by each other, they need abolutely nothing else, or nobody else. 

It is only when one is unsatisfied with what they have, they turn to other means. It is for this reason, that along with what our religion and our moral standards teach us, it would also be very damaging for the husband - wife relationship itself. 

With prayers for your success. 

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 3 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

Masturbation is haram, and the aforementioned situation would not exempt a man from conducting such an act. 

He can either request assistance from his wife, if he is married, and if not, to find alternative halal methods, which he certainly will be able to find.

With prayers for your success. 

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 3 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

There are two important points for the first part of this question:

1. The Islamic divorce can only take place while the wife is in tuhr, which means she is outside her monthly menstrual cycle (haydh or nifas).

2. This tuhr time is also a time where there has been no conjugal relation between husband and wife. If wife is in tuhr, but they did have conjugal relation, they must wait until her next menstrual cycle to finish, and after that husband can perform divorce. 

If these two conditions are not met, talaq will be invalid. 

For second part of question, yes, it is a wajib condition for there to be "just" witnesses, which means a minimum of two highly pious and righteous male witnesses.

And Allah knows best. 

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 3 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

In our Shi'ah fiqh, it is not obligatory nor a condition for there to be any witnesses during a marriage contract.

However, it is advisable and recommended for marriage to be conducted in the presence of others, and for the Nikah to be publicised and announced. 

And Allah knows best.  

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 3 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

There are certain narrations that say whenever you place out your hands and supplicate to Almighty God, when you finish you should wipe your face and head with your hands. 

I have come across a tradition that says the reason for this is because angels receive the dua from your palms.

However, when it comes to Qunut, in your daily Wajib prayers, some Fuqaha deem it as makruh, and therefore it is best not to wife your face with your hands after Qunut, in faridhah prayers. 

There is a recommendation for you to do this in Nafilah prayers. 

Please refer to the view of your Marja' taqleed. 

And Allah knows best. 

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 3 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

Yes, it is allowed to listen to Na'ats and Nasheeds accompanied with musical instruments, as long as it has the rest of the shar'i requirements for 'halal music'. 

With prayers for your success. 

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 3 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

From what our respected 'Ulama in the Hawzah say, it is a bit difficult to specifically pinpoint who exactly is the "most learnt" from among our esteemed living Maraji', may Allah prolong their lives. 

On the topic of selecting a Marja', it is best that you refer to the rulings and following the correct criteria for your selection. It is not a difficult process, and it should not take a lot of your time. 

With prayers for your success. 

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 3 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

As you know, when it comes to an animal that we as Muslims are not allowed to eat, its urine and faeces are najis

If such an animal was to swallow something solid, like a coin, and then it comes out with the animal's waste, the only thing that we would need to do is wash it to make the coin tahir.

The problem with this coffee been is that although it is 'solid', but when it is in the digestive system of this animal, the Asian palm civet, there is a change in the structure and affect in the flavour of the coffee bean. 

The coffee bean before being digested is different to after it has been defacated by the animal.

This is why some of our esteeemed Fuqaha, like Ayatullah al-Udhma Seyid al-Sistani consider it to be haram. 

Please refer to the fatwa of your own Marja' Taqleed. 

And Allah knows best. 

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 3 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

The answer to this important question is absolutely yes. One will certainly be rewarded for suppressing their lustful desires and not acting upon them in the haram way. We have ahadith that say any time a person comes across a lustful situation, and turns their head to the skies, and asks Allah ta'ala for strength, the Almighty will compensate them with abundant reward. 

Something to always keep in mind when we are doing Jihad al-Nafs is to avoid situations that would tempt us. This also means marriage becomes even more important for such a person.

With prayers for your success.