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?
Is it permissible to broadcast the speeches, recitations of elegies, etc., that take place inside such venues as mosques and ḥusaynīyyahs on loudspeakers outside the venues so that they can be heard in the vicinity?
Is it permissible to bypass government-installed electricity meters and tap directly into the municipal electricity grid in order to power religious mourning ceremonies and other such religious events?
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?
Our ḥusaynīyyah 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?
Is a man intending to marry a woman allowed to see the woman he wishes to marry without her usual cover (ḥijāb)—which she is otherwise supposed to wear in the presence of non-maḥram men—in order to verify her physical features?
How can a worshipper who has a valid and canonically recognized reason to perform his canonic prayers while sitting on a chair carry out his prostrations? Should he raise the turbah and place his forehead on it?