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Who is responsible for paying the financial reparation (Diyya) for an abortion?

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The person who performs the abortion is responsible for paying the Diyya, this could be the doctor or the nurse, or the mother herself if she takes a drug or performs some other action to deliberately end the pregnancy.

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Who is the financial reparation (Diyya) of an abortion paid to?

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The Diyya is paid to the wali (Islamic guardian), who is either the father or paternal grandfather of the aborted unborn child.

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  • abortion
  • diyya

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How much is the amount of Diyya for a deliberately aborted unborn child?

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The amount of Diyya depends on the age of the embryo/fetus and whether it is male or female according to the following details:

Nutfah (zygote) stage - the first week of pregnancy: 487.2 grams of silver
Alaqah (early embryo) stage - the second and third week of pregnancy: 974.4 grams of silver
Mudghah (mid-embryo) stage - the third to the seventh week of pregnancy: 1461.6 grams of silver
Bone formation (embryo) stage - starting from the seventh week of pregnancy: 1948.8 grams of silver
Complete limbs (embryo) stage - starting from the eighth week: 2436 grams of silver
Soul (fetal) stage - starting from the fourth month of pregnancy: financial reparation (diyya) is the same as a complete and fully-formed human being, which is 5250 grams of silver

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  • abortion
  • diyya

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Is one required to wash the clothes again if, after washing, traces of semen (dry white patches) are still observed on them?

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The dry white patches are considered dry semen, therefore it must be removed and the clothes must be washed again.

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  • clothing
  • semen

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May the peace, blessings, and mercy of Allah be upon you:

There are [streaming service] companies like Netflix that provide movies and television series for a monthly subscription. In addition, these subscriptions include documentaries as well as entertainment and films for children and adults such that the subscriber can choose what they want to view and what they want to avoid. Recently, it has been noted that there is an increase in the promotion of homosexual content in these services, although one can still avoid that [or other religiously objectionable] content because the subscriber can choose what they watch.

Is it permissible to subscribe to this company?

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In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

If the service or company is not solely engaged in providing and promoting unlawful movies, series, and programs (i.e., it is their only objective), then it is not forbidden to subscribe to it for viewing permissible content. A person who is not immune from the temptation to commit an unlawful act (e.g., viewing something impermissible) due to the content, or their family is not immune, then it is not permitted to subscribe. Allah knows best.

22 / Muharram al-Haram / 1442 AH
The Office of Sayyid al-Sistani (May Allah prolong his life)
The Holy City of Najaf

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  • movies
  • netflix
  • streaming
  • television

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Is it permissible to follow a deceased marja if I am just choosing a marja now?

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No, it is not permissible.

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  • deceased marja
  • emulation
  • taqleed

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Do washing machines purify impurities (najasat) from clothing?

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Yes.

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  • impurities
  • najasat
  • washing machines

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In the United States of America, there are public Laundromats where people of all faith denominations wash their clothes. Is the use of such facilities permissible and are the machines permissible to use?

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It is permissible to use such facilities and their washing machines.

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  • laundromat
  • najasat
  • washing machines

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Is it permissible to use soaps that have ingredients that are najis?

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Yes, as long as it is washed off accordingly.

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  • ingredients
  • najis
  • soap

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I have a quick inquiry regarding wudhu: Does each entire eyelash have to be washed when washing the face? I ask because there are eyelash extensions that attach to the a tip of the lash itself, not the skin. So wondering if that invalidates wudhu or not.

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The eyelash extensions must be removed before performing wudhu.

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  • extension
  • eyelash