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

Can a female wearing full hijab teach boys of 12 years or below in an Islamic School? What if there is a male teacher available?

<p style="text-align: left;">It is permissible to do so as long as decency and modesty is guarded.</p>

Is it allowed to perform Hajj for more than one person in the same year?

It is allowed to perform the recommended Hajj on behalf of more than one person in the same year, but if it is obligatory then it can only be performed on behalf of one person.

Some Muslims object to the permissibility of temporary marriage. Can you please provide me with evidence to support its legality?

<p style="text-align: left;">There is no doubt that the temporary marriage is legislated. Proof is present in the Holy Book and the noble traditions of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) which are authenticated in the Sunni and Shia books. What happened after that is that the second Caliph prevented it and its prohibition then became widely accepted amongst the Sunni scholars.<br /> What indicates its legislation from the Holy Book is the following verse: “It is a decree of Allah for you. Lawful unto you are all beyond those mentioned, so that you seek them with your wealth in honest wedlock, not debauchery. And those of whom you seek content (by marrying them), give unto them their portions as a duty." (24:4) <br />In the book of Nail Al-Awtar, Vol.6, Pg.270, it is mentioned that Ibn Abbas used to recite this verse and he used to add "by a set time" after "And those of whom you seek content" and this clearly explains the legislation of the temporary marriage. In this same book it is mentioned that Ibn Abbas stated that temporary marriage was a mercy that Almighty Allah has given to his slaves and if it was not the forbidding of Umar, no one would ever need to commit adultery. <br /> In the book of Al-Muhalla, vol. 9, pg. 520, the author, Ibn Hazm, stated: "The permissibility of temporary marriage after the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) was affirmed by a group of his companions like Asma, the daughter of Abu Bakr, Jabir bin Abdillah, Ibn Masoud, Ibn Abbas, Moawiyah bin Abi Sufyan "The list continues on until he said: "and most jurists of the holy city of Mecca".<br /> From this, one can conclude that the disagreement started after the prohibition of Umar and not in its legislation itself.</p>

You mentioned that a woman enters the state of janaba when she releases a liquid when she reaches the peak of sexual arousal. Does this include the liquid released during sexual arousal during foreplay? And is it najis?

<p style="text-align: left;">The moisture discharged by a woman during foreplay and before reaching the peak of sexual arousal is tahir and does not cause janaba.</p>