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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

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There is a new nail polish that is marketed to be completely porous, allowing the free flow of water to the nails. Can I perform my wudhu? while wearing such a nail polish?

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Such a claim is insufficient. Therefore, it is not permissible. The nail polish must be removed before wudhu?.

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  • nailpolish
  • porous

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Can women pray in congregation from the second floor, knowing that it is enclosed and they can not see the imam of the prayers or those following him in prayer. The women only hear through the speakers.

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The second floor prayer is not considered congregational, unless there is a window on the wall separating them that is either perforated or made of glass such that one can see through it.

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  • prayer
  • second floor
  • women

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I walk into the mosque and a brother was in prayer. He was just getting up from his Tashahod and going into the 3rd Rakah. I stood behind him and started my Maghrib prayer in jamaa.?He finished his Maghrib, and I continued my prayer. He then moved and stood behind me while I was in my 3rd Rakah of prayer, and he started his Esha prayer behind me. Is this valid? I was following the Imam of Jamaa in half my prayer and became the Imam in the second half. It seemed strange.

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Yes, he may do so. It is permissible.

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  • jamaa
  • valid

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I live in Atlantic Canada and we have two Islamic societies. One of them is under the supervision of a Sayed from Pakistan who leads the Friday prayer and Thursday sunset prayers. The problem is, as I just noticed lately, that he cannot pronounce 'dhal' perfectly and he pronounce it 'zhal' instead as it is hard for non arab generally. Is it OK to pray with his lead and what about my previous prayers. I follow the fatwa of Grand Ayatullah Sayed Ali Sistani.

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It is acceptable based on your description. Your previous prayers are fine.

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  • pronunciation
  • validity

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Is the congregational prayer invalid if there is one woman that is in prayer with the congregation that is not wearing her hijab properly such that her hair shows?

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In all cases, the prayers of the men in the congregation are unaffected. If the woman did so intentionally, knowing that her hair was showing then those connected to her in the congregation from the women will not be considered to be praying in congregation. However, if she were unaware and her actions were not intentional then the congregational prayer is in order.

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  • congregation