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Jurisprudence & Religious affairs

Abortion
Abortion
My wife is three months pregnant. After several tests, the doctor came to know that the fetus is not fully developed. After the birth, it will not live more than five years, are we allowed to abort it?
Liability of Gifts to Khums
Liability of Gifts to Khums
I presented an amount of money to my wife as a gift toward the end of my religious fiscal year (at which time the payment of khums becomes due). Do I have to calculate this gift into my surplus income that is liable to the religious tax of khums?
Printing Sacred Words on Articles of Clothing
Printing Sacred Words on Articles of Clothing
question| Is it permissible to have the verses of the Qur’an or the names of the Holy Infallibles printed on articles of clothing, which is an especially common practice with regard to black clothes, in view of the fact that people might touch them without having ritual purity? Can we wear such clothes?
Broadcasting Religious Ceremonies on Loudspeakers
Broadcasting Religious Ceremonies on Loudspeakers
Our ḥusaynīyyah[1] broadcasts Qur’anic recitation and the mourning ceremonies of Imām Ḥusayn on external loudspeakers with such high volume that it can be heard from outside town. This is greatly distressful to those living in the vicinity of the ḥusaynīyyah, but the people in charge and the speakers are unyielding in their insistence that this manner of broadcasting must be continued. Is their approach right?