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.
Ownership of spiritual property
Question: Can the owners of spiritual property, such as writers, software developers or publishers, establish conditions that:
A) The buyer doesn’t provide books or CDs to others.
B) The buyer doesn’t teach the materials contained in this book or on the CD to others.
Answer: If this condition is in the transaction, it isn’t a problem in and if it’s accepted by the customer, it’s necessary to act upon it.
Internet competitions and prizes
Question: Is it possible to participate in internet competitions in which prizes are given for answering questions?
Answer: There is no problem if participating in the competitions is free or isn’t between many individuals who pay the losing money to the winner.
Hijab at sports venues
Question: Can women wear special sports clothing to participate in sports in the presence of non-mahrams, such as in mountain-climbing or in some sports venues?
Answer: Ladies must observe the obligatory hijab in places where they are exposed to non-mahrams and there is no difference between the case of sport and other than that and the clothing that women wear or movements that they engage in must not be such that they attract attention from non-mahrams or lead to corruption.
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