Health

Health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in which disease and infirmity are absent.

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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 1 month ago

The Hadeeth says: Best of deeds is the most difficult. Sharh Osool Al-Kaifi by al-Mazindarani (12:188).

It means that the reward of the good deed is more when it is more difficult.

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 3 months ago

Illness has it's rules in Islam, including not fasting if illness can be initiated or worsened by fasting. I'll person who can not fast is not going against the orders of Allah, but obeying Him by not fasting.

Wassalam.

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It is not allowed to sit on a table having alcohol, but if you sit on a table which has no alcohol on it, it is allowed provided that you sitting in such place will not encourage others to be customers and drink alcohol.

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 6 months ago

Yes it is allowed to go for such treatment if it does not harm you in other ways.

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 7 months ago

Qigong is a Chinese way of exercise for body well-being through deep breathing and body poses. There are hundreds of ways used by different peoples for well being, all of them are allowed to practice as far as it is for well being only with out any non Islamic religious practice. Practicing Qigong for health only is allowed like any other way of exercise.

'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

It is extremely important to be ambitious and have good career prospects, wanting to be the best in your field and interests. However, if you do not live in an Islamic country that places boundaries between genders, then the occupation you choose must be well thought of, due to the shar'i issues that could arise. 

Handling, or touching a non-mahram (on their skin) is haram, unless in necessary or emergency cases. If you become a chiropractor, are you able to work only with people of your gender? Are you able to decline clients who are of opposite gender? Are you able to wear gloves? 

These are some of many scenarios that you will need to think of when you select a career. Obviously, it is not just in this field, but in a lot of other areas where there is physical contact, or seeing, etc. 

And Allah knows best.

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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 1 year ago

It is not allowed to consume any food or medicine which contains alcohol. This is the verdict of majority of our scholars. According to Ayatullah Sistani, if the percentage of alcohol in the medicine or food is very small that it does not cause intoxication then it might be permissible to consume it.
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

If the 40 years of fasting that they missed was with a valid excuse, then all they need to do is pay a 'fidya' for each day. A fidyah is 3/4 of a kilo of food, given to poor. 

If they did not have an excuse, then they must:

1. Repent to Allah ta'ala.

2. Pay kaffarah for each day. Kaffarah is feeding of 60 poor people (most common option). 

3. Write in their will that they have this amount of qadha' fasting to be done once they die, either by their next of kin, or they pay someone who will fast as qadha` on their behalf. 

Furthermore, from this holy month of Ramadhan, because they cannot fast, they can pay the fidyah.

And Allah knows best. 

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Mateen Charbonneau, Sheikh Mateen Joshua Charbonneau achieved a certificate from Harvard University in Islamic Studies. He undertook Howza classes under esteemed scholars since 2013 and has been teaching at Imam Mahdi... Answered 1 year ago

Pure would be permissible for us to use and ritually pure. 

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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 1 year ago

Yes, it is permissible as far as there is no strong possibility of risk on their life. They need to seek scientific experts' advice.

'Wassalam.

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There is a supplication from Imam Zayn al-'Abidin (a) related to ill health.

His Supplication when Sick or Visited by Distress or an Affliction

1- O God, to Thee belongs praise
for the good health of my body
which lets me move about,
and to Thee belongs praise,
for the ailments
which Thou causest to arise in my flesh!

2- For I know not, my God,
which of the two states deserves more my thanking Thee
and which of the two times is more worthy for my praise of Thee:

3- the time of health,
within which Thou makest me delight in the agreeable things of Thy provision,
through which Thou givest me the joy to seek
the means to Thy good pleasure and bounty,
and by which Thou strengthenest me
for the acts of obedience
which Thou hast given me success to accomplish;

4- or the time of illness
through which Thou puttest me to the test
and bestowest upon me favours:
lightening of the offenses
that weigh down my back,
purification of the evil deeds
into which I have plunged,
incitement to reach for repentance,
reminder of the erasure of misdeeds through ancient favour;

5- and, through all that, what the two writers write for me:
blameless acts,
which no heart had thought,
no tongue had uttered,
and no limb had undertaken,
rather, as Thy bestowal of bounty upon me
and the beneficence of Thy benefaction toward me.1

6- O God,
bless Muhammad and his Household,
make me love what Thou hast approved for me,
make easy for me what Thou hast sent down upon me,
purify me of the defilement of what I have sent ahead,
erase the evil of what I have done beforehand,
let me find the sweetness of well-being,
let me taste the coolness of safety,
and appoint for me
a way out from my illness to Thy pardon,
transformation of my infirmity into Thy forbearance,
escape from my distress to Thy refreshment,
and safety from this hardship in Thy relief!

7- Thou art gratuitously bountiful in beneficence,
ever gracious in kindness,
the Generous, the Giver,
Possessor of majesty and munificence!

Source https://www.al-islam.org/sahifa-al-kamilah-al-sajjadiyya-imam-ali-zayn-a...

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 1 year ago

as salam alaikum

there are three major fatwas regarding smoking tobacco and cigarettes:

1) It is haram.

2) It is allowed provided that it would not cause substantial harm to your health.

3) It is haram to start but if you are already an habitual smoker it is allowed but you should try to stop, even gradually. 

Overall, it is at least definitely advisable not to smoke.

With prayers for your success.