The Participation of His Eminence in the Walk of Arbaeen 1436

The Participation of His Eminence in the Walk of Arbaeen 1436
2014/12/10

His eminence, Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakeem (May Allah prolong his life) participated in the walk to the holy city of Karbala amongst the millions of visitors on the occasion of Arbaeen, 1436.

On the way, he visited some of the Shia-Muslim and Christian families displaced from northern Iraq, who were residing at the many Mawkibs (rest stops for the visitors of Karbala) along the way. The refugees extended their gratitude for the visit and the help provided by the Marjeiyya.

Day Questions

Is it permissible for a woman to wear a wig instead of wearing the hijab headscarf if other parts of the body are covered, because it will not be her hair?

It is permissible if it fulfills the religious obligation of covering the hair. However, wearing a wig makes the woman appear as though she is without hijab, and this could discourage the wearing of hijab, so it becomes prohibited from this aspect.

What is the basis of placing palm branches in the grave? Is it recommended?

Yes, it is recommended. It has been reported that such a thing prevents the punishment of the grave.

At the end of the khums fiscal year, I have some unspent savings as well as loans that I have to pay back. Can I deduct the loans from the saving and pay the khums on the remaining balance?

Yes, one should pay khums on the savings deducting the amount of the unpaid loan, if the borrowed money was spent to cover the expenses of the past year and not for that of previous years. However, if the loan was spent on expenses of previous years then it should not be deducted.