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The Chador of Women during Prayer

Should the Chador of a woman during prayer be in the way that her body is not visible from any side? And is it necessary to cover the ornaments of her face and hands during prayer in a place where there are no non-maḥrams present?

It is necessary for women to cover all of the body except the face, the hands up to the wrist and the feet up to the instep. Further, a woman’s body must be covered from all four sides during prayer and if ornaments are worn over the clothing they can be kept during prayers.

Having Fecal Bag during Prayer

A person, has had a major intestine surgery, and their rectum is blocked and their feces is collected in a bag; how should such a person perform their prayer?

There is no issue with this if the bag is carried with them. Furthermore, if the body is contaminated they should wash it if it is not too difficult for them, and if it is too difficult for them to wash their body, they can perform their prayer in whatever state they are in.

The Necessary Cover for Men and Women

What is the necessary cover according to Islam and what kind of clothing is the proper cover for men and women? Are wigs that some women wear considered to be a proper cover of their natural hair?

According to the Islamic law, in order to be properly covered, women must cover all of the body except the face and hands. Furthermore, some coverings, such as wigs, that are worn as ornaments are not enough. Similarly, clothes that are considered to be ornamental clothes are not enough. Proper cover for men, on the other hand, includes clothes that cover those parts of the body that are commonly covered by Muslims. Therefore covering the head, the hands, and arms (in short-sleeve shirts) and the like is not obligatory for men.

Categories: Veil

To Construct a Mosque on a Land that is Devoted to the Mourning Ceremonies held for Imam Husayn (‘a)

Is it permissible to build a mosque on a land that is devoted (as waqf) to the mourning ceremonies held for Imam Husayn (‘a)?

If it is possible, rent the land for the purpose of building the mosque from its custodian, and if there is no custodian then rent it from the religious authority and some of trusted people of that neighborhood need to sign that contract in order not to be forgotten. So, each year the rent that is paid must be used for holding mourning ceremonies for Imam Husayn (‘a). Moreover, the duration of the rental agreement should be specified and limited so that it can be renewed after the expiration of that period.

Categories: Rulings of Vaqf

The Ruling regarding the Mosques which are not Used Anymore

What is the ruling concerning the mosques which are situated in the middle of streets, and also regarding those which are situated in deserts or desolate villages and which are no longer used for performing prayers and sometimes they are contaminated by animals which enter them?

About mosques that are situated in the middle of streets, there is no way that they can be demolished, both because they are mosques and because the property on which they have been built has been devoted by someone to the mosque. Thus anyone who demolishes such a mosque should pay the price for that by building another mosque or repairing other mosques. In fact, this is an example of wasting the property itself and until there is no necessity, destroying a mosque is strictly impermissible. As regards desolate mosques in deserts and desolate villages, they should be kept in a way that they are not desecrated.

Categories: Mosque

Performing bestowment in Mosque

Is it permissible to perform acts like bestowment in the mosques, and if they are permissible, should they be done after obtaining permission from the religious authority?

Performing these acts in the mosque is not prohibited and there is no need for the permission of the religious authority. However, attending to worldly acts in the mosque is considered to be makrūh and if these acts disturb the worshippers in the mosque they are prohibited.

Categories: Rulings of Mosque

Difference between Mosque and Hussainiyyah

Why it is not permitted to do what can be done in a mosque in hussainiyyah (place of mourning Imam Husayn (‘a), and vice versa? Because if it is permitted we can have one place which can be used both as a mosque and a husainiyyah in order to prevent the wastage of land and costs of building.

There are some limitations for women and sometimes for men for entering mosques; however, there are much fewer limitations for entering hussainiyyahs. Of course one will be granted a much greater reward for performing prayer in the mosque compared to a husainiyyah and this is why both kinds of building are constructed.

Categories: Mosque

Building Shops and Malls in the Underground level of the Mosque

If a mosque is situated a few meters above the ground and it doesn’t have an underground floor is it permissible to build a shop under the mosque and sell its right of trade and consume the money for the mosque?

It is not permitted, but if the person who devoted the land for the mosque has allowed it, it will be permissible. However, there is no issue with constructing things like libraries in the basement of the mosques.

Categories: Mosque
قرآن و تفسیر نمونه
مفاتیح نوین
نهج البلاغه
پاسخگویی آنلاین به مسائل شرعی و اعتقادی
آیین رحمت، معارف اسلامی و پاسخ به شبهات اعتقادی
احکام شرعی و مسائل فقهی
کتابخانه مکارم الآثار
خبرگزاری رسمی دفتر آیت الله العظمی مکارم شیرازی
مدرس، دروس خارج فقه و اصول و اخلاق و تفسیر
ویدئوها و محتوای بصری
پایگاه اطلاع رسانی دفتر حضرت آیت الله العظمی مکارم شیرازی مدظله العالی
انتشارات امام علی علیه السلام
زائرسرای امام باقر و امام صادق علیه السلام مشهد مقدس
کودک و نوجوان
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