Dear Ayatollah

Ladies: Have you ever wondered “During the menstrual period is a woman allowed to dye her hair with henna? And is the use of an artificial dye for the same purpose allowed?” Good news! The Ayatollah Khomeini has an answer on his new website: “It is permissible, yet disliked.” Men: Want out of your new marriage because it turns out your wife is not a virgin? Too bad. Ayatollah says: “By itself, the said defect does not entail revoking the marriage contract.” Other questions include killing insects (“It is not a problem”) and whether running over a cat with your car makes its tires impure.