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From The Desk Of The Supreme Leader

With the fate of his Islamic Republic uncertain, Khameinei continues to dispense vital advice online. Some recent offerings over at

Billiards / Pool

Q: Nowadays pool is played by many people. What is your esteemed opinion about it?

A: It is totally impermissible to play with anything that the mukallaf recognizes as a gambling instrument or involves betting.

Drinking Water While Standing

Q: What is the view of shariah about drinking water in standing position?

A: At night, to drink water standing is disliked.

To Marry a Sunni

Q: Is it allowed to marry a Sunni girl?

A: There is no objection to that.

Just don't let him catch your Sunni girl playing billiards!

--Michael Crowley