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If a woman thinks about sex and has discharge, either because of the thoughts or because of her natural menstrual cycle, is it necessary for her to do ghusl? Furthermore, if she is fasting, is her fast invalidated?
It is najis if the discharge is the result of an orgasm (i.e. sexual arousal), and therefore requires ghusl, and also invalidates fasting. If the discharge is not due to sexual arousal but it came out in large amounts, based on obligatory precaution it is deemed najis and requires ghusl, and invalidates fasting. If it was not due to sexual arousal and the amount of discharge is very minute it is considered tahir and does not require anything.
- sexual arousal
If I do istibra and thereafter feel movement [of fluid] in my urethra after urination, would I consider the liquid that comes out tahir even if I feel the movement more than once at separate times?
Any liquid that comes out after Istibra is considered tahir as long as it is not urine or semen.
I am a medical student and I got accepted for a part-time job as a phlebotomist. During the job interview they told me I need to wear a lab coat with short sleeves (only up to the elbow). As far as I know gloves are also not allowed and I will have to work with male patients as well. There are absolutely no exceptions. I would really appreciate it if you could let me know if I can continue with this job even if it requires my arms to be exposed.
Exposing your arms to non-mahram males and touching them without any barrier such as gloves is not permissible. The only exception are cases of necessity such as saving someone's life or if it imposes an unbearable hardship.
If a woman usually has a lot of discharge during the time when she is not menstruating, is it obligatory upon her to do ghusl before every prayer? Is the discharge considered najis?
If the discharge is not blood and is not due to sexual arousal it is considered pure and does not require ghusl.
How many months after the month of Muharram is it considered makruh to hold engagements or weddings?
It is permissible to have a wedding ceremony on any day as long as it does not coincide with sad occasions of our beloved divine leaders (pbut), although it is better to hold any happy celebrations such as wedding ceremonies in months other than Muharram and Safar during which time many of the tragic events in the history of Ahl al-Bayt (p) occurred.
Is it permissible to use easy ways in completing school work? For example, during an online class, reading is required for a quiz but I take the quiz and simultaneously look for the answers in the reading. Is this permissible Islamically (or am I committing a sin)?
It is permissible as long as doing so does not entail cheating, lying, or breaking school regulations.
I used to be addicted to porn but I am now cured and continue recovery. However, there were times during my past sins when pre-semen discharge came out and I have strong doubts if some najis fell on the floor or may have gotten on some objects. I didn’t see it fall or go to the place but I have a strong feeling it may have happened. I did not wash it at that time and now I am very consumed with doubt. I heard that we should not judge impurity based on doubt but I feel so guilty of my past and keep thinking if I didn't sin, then the chances of things becoming impure would not happened. Can you please advise?
You should consider everything around you to be pure since you are not one hundred percent sure that it was contaminated with an impurity.
- sexual arousal