Day Questions

What is the ruling of allowing a person who openly commits sins to enter the mosque?

It is permissible to allow him to enter the mosque even if he committed the said major sins. His presence in the mosque shall be a reason for his return to Almighty Allah. He is All-Merciful.

Is knowing politics, economics and other worldly sciences a condition to be a Mujtahid or not?

The said sciences are not related to reaching the level of Ijtihad but during the search for a religious answer to an issue that corresponds to another field, like politics, economy or medicine, a scholar is expected to make sure that the issue is understood in such a way that the obligation before Almighty Allah to know the subject of the religious verdict is fulfilled. This might require the reference to the experts in these sciences. Using this knowledge, the religious verdict is determined using the religious knowledge and evidences that he already possesses.

I would like to know if I can change my Taqleed from a living Mujtahid to Ayatullah Sayyid Sa'eed al-Hakeem?

You should stay on your Taqleed unless it is proven to you that his eminence Sayyid al-Hakeem (may Allah prolong his life) is more knowledgeable than your current Marja by referring to the experts who can certify this when they refer to the juristic derivation ways of both of them.

Is every single type of gambling haram?

It is prohibited to play any game that was invented to gain money and has a winner and a loser.