There are two kinds of marriages: i Permanent marriage ii Fixed-time marriage In a permanent marriage, the period of matrimony is not fixed, and it isforever. However, the period fixed for the marriage should not exceed the span of normal lives of the spouses, because in that case, the marriage will be treated as a permanent one. And the formula Sigha of the marriage contract is pronounced either by the man and the woman themselves, or by a person who is appointed by them as their representatives to recite it on their behalf. Issue The representative should not necessarily be a male.

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Early life[ edit ] al-Sistani was born in Mashhad , to a family of religious clerics who claim descent from Husayn ibn Ali , the grandson of Muhammad. However, when he died in , al-Sistani ascended to the rank of Grand Ayatollah through traditional peer recognition of his scholarship. Role in contemporary Iraq[ edit ] Since the overthrow of the Baath Party, al-Sistani has played an increasingly prominent role in regional religious and political affairs and he has been called the "most influential" figure in post-invasion Iraq.

Later, Sistani called for a democratic vote of the people for the purpose of forming a transitional government. He traveled to London to receive medical treatment. It was, reportedly, the first time that al-Sistani had left Iraq in decades, and may have been due, in part, to growing concerns for his safety from sectarian violence.

Though still recovering, al-Sistani returned later in the month to broker a military truce at the Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf where Muqtada al-Sadr and the Mahdi Army had been cornered by American and Iraqi forces. Even after the destruction of the Shia Al-Askari Mosque in Samarra in February , his network of clerics and preachers continued to urge calm and told their followers that "it was not their Sunni neighbors who were killing them but foreign Wahhabis.

It is believed to have been part of a larger attack against a number of targets in Najaf. His followers offer him a fixed part of their earnings khums , which is used for educational and charitable purposes.

While presenting Bela Hodod a. At another point, Mansour asked Khalsi whether the United States was using Iraqi politicians, and also al-Sistani, to promote Western interests in Iraq.

He also reported that he had been nominated earlier in , by a group of Iraqi Christians. On 8 March , the Tehran Times [34] reported that a group of members of Iraqi parliament announced that they intended to nominate Ali al-Sistani for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Thomas L. Answer: Every jurisprudent Faqih has wilayah guardianship over non-litigious affairs. As for general affairs to which social order is linked, and enforcement of doctrine, this depends on certain conditions, one of which is popularity of the Faqih among the majority of momeneen believers.


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There are certain ways of performing Istibra, and the best of them is that after the passing of urine, if the anus also becomes najis it is made Pak first. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani Fast Facts However, if he doubts lawe ther he performed the Istibra correctly or not, and a liquid is discharged about which he is not sure whether it is Pak or not, that liquid will be Pak, and it will not invalidate the Wudhu. January — Releases a statement urging Iraqis to vote in the upcoming provincial elections but states that he is not endorsing any candidates. Then the thumb is placed on the penis, and the forefinger below sustani pressing three times up to the point of circumcision, then the front part of the penis should be jerked three times. The water should be pure.


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