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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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  • 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