RNA – The following are the latest istifta’at (inquiries on religious matters) from Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution.
Confirming the lack of hijab on social networks
Question: Is it allowed to “like” photos of women without hijab on social networks? What is the ruling if the identity of the woman is not specified or if the person is a non-Muslim?
Answer: If it’s considered as confirming and promoting falsehood and sin, it isn’t permissible.
Light makeup and hijab
Question: What is the ruling regarding a woman who wears light makeup while wearing a hijab and covering her hair completely? Can a woman wear coloured contact lens which don’t differ much from the (natural) colour of the eye?
Answer: That which is considered by custom to be adornment and makeup must be covered in front of non-mahrams (unmarriageable kin).
Participation in congregational prayers
Question: Because of rational reasons, I don’t follow the imam as I don’t consider him to be adil (just) and afterwards, I repeat the prayers (individually). If I am the connection between the imam and those following him, is it obligatory to inform them that I will repeat my prayers?
Answer: It isn’t necessary to inform them.
The earnings of a singer and musician
Question: A person whose job is singing at a wedding, while singing along with lahwi music which encourages others to dance, are his earnings problematic?
(Lahwi music is a sort of music that is common or suitable for frivolous gatherings and carouses.)
Answer: If his singing or playing is a haram (forbidden) form of music, it’s not permissible to receive any income for this work.
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