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  • Q1 - Are you allowed to wear green footwear?

    A - Yes

  • Q2 - If I only have 10 minutes to read the Quran, and I don't understand Arabic, is it more meritorious and more recommended that I read the translation or should I stick to the Arabic? 

    A - Recitation of Holy Quran is highly recommended and mustahab and our hadiths encourage us to recite a minimum of 50 ayahs per day. Recitation will cover different stages; first stage is to recite in Arabic; second, to contemplate and know the meaning; third, read the commentary; fourth, practice and apply to action, etc. If you can not recite in Arabic, you can follow through the above noted stages.

  • Q3 - If I only have 10 minutes to read the Quran, and I don’t understand Arabic, is it more meritorious and more recommended that I read the translation or should I stick to the Arabic?

    A -  Recitation of Holy Quran is highly recommended and mustahab and our hadiths encourage us to recite a minimum of 50 ayahs per day.  Recitation will cover different stages; first stage is to recite in Arabic; second, to contemplate and  know the meaning; third, read the commentary; fourth, practice and apply to action, etc.  If you can not recite in Arabic, you can follow through the above noted stages.

  • Q4 - If all prophets are infallible then why did prophet Adam sin by eating the apple ?

    A - Salamun Alaykum. May Allah bless you and your family. Inshaallah you are showered with Allah’s special blessings. Here are some links that you might find useful:

    http://www.islamquest.net/en/archive/question/fa10957

    http://www.islamquest.net/en/archive/question/fa2163

    http://www.islamquest.net/en/archive/question/fa1382

    We also have some books on introduction to Shia, if you send your address inshaallah we can mail them to you. You can also purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Discovering-Shii-Islam-Mohammad-Shomali/dp/1502522721/ref=sr_1_1?srs=13458241011&ie=UTF8&qid=1493269559&sr=8-1&keywords=mohammad+shomal

  • Q5 - If I only have 10 minutes to read the Quran, and I don’t understand Arabic, is it more meritorious and more recommended that I read the translation or should I stick to the Arabic?

    A - Recitation of Holy Quran is highly recommended and mustahab and our hadiths encourage us to recite a minimum of 50 ayahs per day.  Recitation will cover different stages. 1. is to recite in Arabic. 2. contemplate and to know the meaning. 3. Read the commentary, 4. practice and apply to action, etc.  If you can not recite in Arabic, you can follow through the above noted stages.

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