Pakistani Dignitaries Visit to the Office of His Eminence in Qom

Pakistani Dignitaries Visit to the Office of His Eminence in Qom
Pakistani Dignitaries visit to the office of His eminence in Qom: A number of Pakistani religious dignitaries visited on 20th of Jamadi-ul-thani 1434 the office of the religious authority, Sayyid Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakeem (may Allah prolong his life) in Qom. The delegation was welcomed by Sayyid Riyadh Al-Hakeem. During the meeting, the affairs of the followers of the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them) were discussed plus the religious schools, Hawzas, in Pakistan and Iraq. The two sides also emphasized on the importance of communicating with the sensible Muslims in order to face the extremists’ acts that break the sanctities and destroy the bright image of Islam and that of the prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny).

Day Questions

Is it permissible for me to give preference to practicing believers, especially men who have beards and women who observe hijab, when looking for a spouse for oneself or a relative?

Some of the narrations indicate that some of the main characteristics that should be sought in a spouse are good ethical values and religiousness. The religious appearances like having a beard and performing the prayers, and the observance of hijab for a woman, may not be sufficient indications to prove that. Therefore, one should make sure that these two characteristic exist.

What are the religious rules for the parents following the birth of a child?

A number of things are reported to be recommended following the birth of a child, amongst them are the following: 1. Bathing the baby as ghusl for him. Apparently, the one bathing the child is required to have the intention of ghusl. 2. Covering him with a white cloth, and it is disliked to use a yellow one. 3. Reciting the Adhan of the prayer in the right ear and the Iqamah in the left ear. 4. Placing water from the Euphrates River and a small amount of the earth of the grave of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) on the top and the bottom of his mouth. If the said is not available, rain water can be used instead. Also it is recommended to place honey and date on his jaw from the outside. 5. Choosing a good name for him. It was reported that the most truthful names are those which indicate servitude to Almighty Allah, like Abdullah and Abdul-Raheem. And the best names are the names of the prophets (peace be upon them) and their best is Muhammad. It has been reported also to name the baby “Ali”. It is also reported that poverty does not enter a house where its residents are named Muhammad, Ahmad, Ali, Hasan, Husein, Ja’far, Talib or Abdullah, and amongst the females Fatima. It is also reported that it is recommended to name the baby boy at his birth “Muhammad” for at least seven days, and after that either continue naming him that or change it at that time. 6. Cutting the hair of the baby on the seventh day, donating its weight of gold or silver to the needy. 7. Circumcising the boy on the seventh day. 8. The “Aqeeqah”: the sacrificing of a sheep, a goat, a cow or a camel. It is better to choose a male animal for the boy and a female animal for the girl.

Can we be present at an Islamic wedding, where people are performing Islamic songs?

All kinds of songs are prohibited except ones performed by women for the women in weddings without the presence of men and without music. It is permissible to recite nasheeds without tunes that cause rapture in religious ceremonies or social happy gatherings.

After doing Tayammum instead of Ghusl, can I perform Wudhu for prayers?

Yes, if you performed the Tayammum instead of Ghusl of Janabah and a minor occurrence happened to you like sleeping or urinating, you should perform Tayammum instead of Wudhu before your prayer becomes valid.