Haram

Haram (; Arabic: حَرَام‎, ḥarām) is an Arabic term meaning ‘forbidden’. This may refer to: either something sacred to which access is forbidden to the people who are not in a state of purity or who are not initiated into the sacred knowledge; or, in direct contrast, to an evil and thus "sinful action that is forbidden to be done".

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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 1 month ago

Bismihi ta'ala

If you have your family's blessings, and she has her family's blessings, then you can commence with communicating with her, within the shar'i boundaries of course. That would be something positive, to get the know the person prior to the marriage ceremony. 

However, if it is away from parents knowing, and without any correct guidance, then you should not do that. A male/female going behind their parents' and secretly communicating with another person, wanting to supposedly marry them, is not at all advisable. 

Parents should never be the last to know. That is a very disloyal trait, and in most cases ends very bad. First step is to have family involved, and then everything will fall in place, in shaa Allah.

With prayers for your success.  

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 6 months ago

Shrimp (prawn) is Halal. It is not Makrouh. It is the only sea food which is Halal beside the fish with scales. Shrimp is Halal according to Shia and Sunni sects.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 12 months ago

Muslim is not allowed to sell or take part in marketing or selling alcohol or pork. You should refrain putting such unlawful items on your website or platform. If you sell such Haraam items,bayou will be committing a sinful act, and every income from such work is Haraam as well.

You should keep your platform and business activities clean and pure from any Haraam business.

Wassalam.

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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 1 year ago

Bismihi ta'ala

In regards to chess specifically, and playing it of course with no gambling, this is a fiqhi matter, where our esteemed Maraji' have different verdicts. 

For example, A.U. Seyid Sistani (may Allah prolong his life) says that it is absolutely haram. 
As for A.U. Seyid Khamenei (may Allah prolong his life), he says if it is commonly seen in the custom of people ('urf) as a gambling instrument, then it is haram, and if not, then it is halal. 

You must refer to your Marja' taqleed for this fatwa. 

And Allah knows best.