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Is it permissible to get a COVID-19 vaccination while fasting in the month of Ramadan if the duty-bound person knows or thinks there is a strong likelihood of side-effects like nausea or pain that will make fasting difficult?

Answer

It is permissible to get the vaccination [during the month of Ramadan], and it might even be obligatory under certain conditions such that delay is not warranted. Getting the vaccine (via intramuscular injection) does not invalidate the fast, even if it subsequently results in nausea or pain, because it is not considered to be one of the fast-nullifiers. If the person is forced to break their fast because they are unable to bear it then it is alright to do so and they must make it up later.

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  • COVID-19 (coronavirus)
  • fasting
  • vaccine

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Does a woman have the right to demand that her future husband not engage in polygamy in their marriage contract?

Answer

The wife has the right to stipulate in the marriage contract that her husband not perform polygamy.

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  • marriage
  • women

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Can a previously unmarried Muslim woman marry without her guardian’s permission if he is non-Shia and won’t allow her to marry a Shia man?

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If the guardian unjustly prevents her from marrying any individual who is religiously suitable and considered to be appropriate for her by common understanding, then it is permissible for her to marry without his consent.

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  • marriage

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I had a miscarriage. How many days do I have to wait before resuming my prayers?

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If after the miscarriage you experience bleeding that is commonly considered postnatal, you would treat it as nifas, which ends when the bleeding ceases or at the completion of ten days, whichever happens first.

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  • prayers

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The coronavirus is spreading rapidly and people are using hand sanitizers to clean their hands from germs. These hand sanitizers, at least the ones recommended by the World Health Organization and the US Center for Disease Control, contain 60% or more of ethanol (ethyl alcohol) in them as the main active ingredient for killing germs and viruses. Is it permissible for us to use these hand sanitizers and can we consider our hands to be clean and not impure or najis after using them?

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Ethanol alcohol is considered pure, hence there is no problem in using it as a sanitizer.

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  • alcohol
  • permissibility

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Is it permissible to invest in stocks?

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It is permissible to invest in stocks provided that it does not include any transactions based in usury or selling of alcoholic beverages or other prohibited items.

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  • investments
  • stock market

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Is it halal/permissible to eat prawn?

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Yes, it is permissible.

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  • fish
  • halal
  • permissibility

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I am 10-weeks pregnant and very exhausted. Just doing simple things is hard. I can manage to pray my current obligatory prayers standing but I’d like to also make up my qadha prayers too. Is it permissible for me to pray my qadha prayers sitting?

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It is not permissible to perform qadha prayers in a sitting position if there is a possibility that you can pray them standing at a later time.

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  • prayers
  • qadha

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I discovered I was reciting tashahhud incorrectly (out of ignorance); do all of my past prayers become void?

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If you were not negligent in learning the proper way to perform the prayer, then your past prayers are considered correct. However, you must learn the correct way and implement it moving forward.

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  • prayers

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Is it permissible to have intercourse on the same day as any of the imam’s martyrdom or not?

Answer

It is permissible.

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  • permissibility
  • sex