The Official Website of the Office of His Eminence Al-Sayyid Ali Al-Husseini Al-SistaniUpdateshttp://www.sistani.org/Question & Answer » Is it problematic for women in menstruation to listen...<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">Is it problematic for women in menstruation to listen to the live recitation of the verses of obligatory prostration (Sajdah)?<div>Listening is not Haram (not prohibited); however, if they listen to the recitation of the verses of obligatory prostration (Sajdah) they must perform prostration (Sajdah) instantly.http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26334/Question & Answer » What is the ruling of sexual intercourse with ones wife during her menstrual period?<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">What is the ruling of sexual intercourse with ones wife during her menstrual period?<div>Vaginal sexual intercourse is unlawful for the man and the woman during her state of Haydh (menstruation), and anal sexual intercourse based on obligatory precaution with a woman without her consent is not permitted.http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26333/Question & Answer » When a woman is in in her menstruation (Haydh - monthly...<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">When a woman is in in her menstruation (Haydh - monthly period) can she recite more than seven verses from the holy Quran?<div>Except for the four verses of obligatory prostration – Sajdah – which are not permitted to recite during the state of menstruation – Haydh, reciting more than seven verses of the holy Quran is permitted, and according to some jurists it is disapproved – Makrooh – hereby meaning that the reward of its recitation is less.http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26332/Question & Answer » Up to what age does the ruling of Haydh apply for women?<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">Up to what age does the ruling of Haydh apply for women?<div>The bleeding that women above the age of sixty lunar years’ experience is not ruled as Haydh (menstruation). *Sixty lunar years is equivalent to approximately 58 years and 80 days.http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26331/Question & Answer » When discussing the rulings of Haydh or Istihadha, how many hours are meant by three days or ten days?<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">When discussing the rulings of Haydh or Istihadha, how many hours are meant by three days or ten days?<div>Three days is considered as 72 hours from the commencement of bleeding, and ten days as 240 hours. However, if for instance, bleeding commenced at 10:00 pm on Saturday (bleeding starts at night not at day), then one is not required to wait till 10:00 pm on Tuesday, rather on sunset of Tuesday will be the completion of three days, and also the sunset of the following Tuesday will be the completion of 10 days.http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26307/Question & Answer » Is it permissible for a female to ride a horse?<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">Is it permissible for a female to ride a horse?<div>It is not permissible if it causes sexual arousal, to her or the one viewing.http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26296/Question & Answer » Can a woman wear a wig and show the wig hair (synthetic or natural hair) to a non-Mahram?<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">Can a woman wear a wig and show the wig hair (synthetic or natural hair) to a non-Mahram?<div>It must be coveredhttp://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26294/Question & Answer » Is invocation of spirits (Jinn) permissible?<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">Is invocation of spirits (Jinn) permissible?<div>If it puts a person in harm’s way, it is harãm, and therefore forbidden. http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26287/Question & Answer » Is the chin obligatory to be covered as a form of...<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">Is the chin obligatory to be covered as a form of Hijab, or is it part of the face, and not obligatory to be covered?<div>When the woman wears Hijab, usually her head, neck and body is covered, including the chin and some extra area, this part is not compulsory to cover.http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26286/Question & Answer » A single young man has become capable to perform hajj;...<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">A single young man has become capable to perform hajj; he is also thinking about marriage. Now if he goes for hajj, his marriage ceremony will be delayed for a while. Which of the two is preferable [marriage or pilgrimage]? <div>He should perform the hajj and postpone the marriage unless postponing the marriage entails difficulty to the extent that it becomes unbearable. http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26285/Archive » His Eminence Sayyid Sistani receives a visit from Iranian President Dr. Hassan Rouhani<p>Today, before noon, His Eminence, Sayyid Sistani (may the Almighty prolong his life) received His Excellency the Iranian President Dr. Hassan Rouhani and the delegation accompanying him.</p> <p><img src="/images/display/archives/meeting/2019m/13-03-2019m.JPG" alt="" /></p> <p><br />The President reported on his discussions with Iraqi officials and what was agreed upon in order to further develop the friendship and neighbourly relations between the two countries.<br />His Eminence, welcomed the steps to strengthen Iraq’s relations with neighbouring countries based on mutual interests, respect for sovereignty and non-interference in domesticaffairs.<br />His Eminence mentioned the crucial war which was fought by the Iraqi people to defeat Daesh (ISIS). He recalled the great sacrifices which were offered by the Iraqi heroes to achieve victory over the terrorist organisation and eliminate its threat from the whole region while recognising the role of friends in realising this victory.<br />His Eminence discussed the main challenges facing Iraq at this present stage, namely countering corruption, improving public services and ensuring that arms are exclusively under state control and its security agencies, expressing his wish that the Iraqi government makes acceptable progress to meet these challenges.<br />His Eminence emphasised the necessity for regional and international policies, in this volatile region, to be balanced and moderate to ensure the nations are protected from further catastrophes and destruction.</p> <p> </p> <p>Wednesday (13/March/2019)</p>http://www.sistani.org/english/archive/26259/Question & Answer » There are some drama series, which promote and encourage...<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">There are some drama series, which promote and encourage illicit forbidden (Haram) relations, is it permissible to watch them?<div>Watching the movies mentioned is forbidden if it influences the viewer and causes moral corruption or arousal. Furthermore on a mandatory precaution watching such movies is to avoided entirely if it contains sexually indecent scenes.http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26256/Question & Answer » If I am unsure whether a fish is from the type which...<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">If I am unsure whether a fish is from the type which has scales or not, is it permissible for me to consume it?<div>When there is a doubt of the type of fish, then it is not permissible,http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26255/Question & Answer » Can one perform Eid prayers, (Eid al-Fitr or Eid al-Adha),...<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">Can one perform Eid prayers, (Eid al-Fitr or Eid al-Adha), at home, by myself, or must I recite these prayers in congregation at the mosque?<div>There is no problem in reciting the Eid prayers by yourself alone (Furada).http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26254/