Given that supererogatory fasting is invalid if one is under the obligation to observe compensational fasting (ṣawm al-qaḍāʼ), would it be correct if a person who intends to embark on the ritual retreat of iʻtikāf * starts the first day of the ritual retreat observing supererogatory fasting, due to not knowing the aforementioned precept regarding supererogatory fasting, but then, after being informed of the aforementioned precept, corrects his intention and changes it to compensational fasting prior to noontime? Would his ritual retreat be valid?
We know that it is canonically objectionable to wear clothes that have pictures of people and animals printed on them during canonic prayers (ṣalāt), but what if we wear such clothes underneath other clothes that do not have such designs?
Is it valid to consecrate a moving structure as a mosque, whether it be a structure such as a trailer or a mobile home, which is moved at most once every few months, or an area such as a compartment in a railroad passenger car or an airplane, which is regularly on the move?
I borrowed a few pieces of gold several years ago from someone, and their value back then was, say, $200. Now, in virtue of inflation they are worth, say, $300. Do I owe the price they were worth when I borrowed them or their current price?
It sometimes happens that when we go to mosque for prayer, someone mistakenly takes our shoes and leaves behind his own shoes, which look a lot like ours. Can we in such instances wear the shoes that resemble ours?
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?
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?