The Visit of Believers from New Zealand and Australia

The Visit of Believers from New Zealand and Australia

His Eminence called the Shias of other communities to preserve their identity and to be attentive towards keeping the symbols of Islam alive, and to continue to visit the holy shrines as much as possible.

On Tuesday, 4 Rabi-ul-Akhir 1438, His Eminence the Grand Ayatullah Sayyid M. Saeed Al-Hakeem (long may he live) called the Shia communities living in non-Muslim societies to protect their identity and their faith through contact with the Islamic centers and organisations and Shia websites in order to be aware of their original religious culture. It is expected that these religious cultures should be respected in those lands through the presentation of good ethics and praiseworthy traits as taught by the Infallibles (peace be upon them). His Eminence gave this advice to a group of believers from New Zealand and Australia.

Similarly, His Eminence emphasized the need for the believers to give due importance to gatherings to remember the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them) and their teachings, and to actively participate in them, and to uphold such gatherings in their areas. This is alongside the importance of them visiting the holy shrines often, as much as possible, in order to preserve their faith and further entrenching it in their souls.

To conclude the meeting, His Eminence placed great value on their sacrifices and efforts to come to visit the holy sites, and prayed to the High and Powerful Lord to grant them such opportunities in the future and to show them the blessings and bounties of such actions. He further requested the visitors to pass his greetings and prayers to the believers in their countries and to pass on this advice to them.

استقبال طلبات التسجيل في الدورة الصيفية العاشرة للشباب المغترب وغيرهم

Day Questions

My children are young and I fear that they will not be able to handle my wealth after my death due to their immaturity. The oldest of my children is 22 years old. Is it permitted that after I die all my wealth is given to my wife?

The Sharia limits your discretion on the distribution of your wealth after your death to a third of your estate. If you stated in your will that all your money is to go to your wife, she will receive the third of the estate, and she will then receive her Sharia-defined share of the inheritance from the remaining two-thirds. In respect to the rest of the inheritance, she can only receive from it as much as the other heirs agree to pass over to her.

After having been granted one's wish by Allah Almighty, how long should one continue to offer the thanksgiving prayer?

<p style="text-align: left;">The said prayer is not obligatory, and it can be repeated as many times as one desires. An individual is expected to feel the Godly bounties that surround him day and night. Such feeling is not limited to the time after granting the wishes. It was reported that it is recommended for an individual to say everyday seven times "Alhamdulillah ala kulli ne'matin kanat aw hiya kaainah" (Praise Allah for every bounty that has been granted and for those which will be granted)".</p>

Was the revolt of Mukhtar bin Abu Ubaida as per the instructions of Imam Zain-ul-Abideen (peace be upon him)?

There is no historical text that states that Mukhtar began his revolution by the order of Imam Zain-ul-Abideen (peace be upon him). Yes, some narrations praised what Mukhtar did.

Is it permissible to pray behind one who doubts the authenticity of Ziyarat Ashura?

<p style="text-align: left;">Adalah is a condition in the Imam of the congregational prayer, which is observing the religious laws and its boundaries. One of the main boundaries of the religion is precision in the religious aspects and not rushing into judging them.</p>

I cannot understand the fundamental difference when purchasing something between paying in installments and paying on credit with interest. When I purchase any items in installments, I pay a higher amount than the normal price, and this is termed as interest. When I pay on credit, I pay later with interest. So what is the difference?

The difference is that paying in installments is a purchase made for a specific agreed-upon price, albeit higher, over a set period; whereas buying on credit is a purchase of something for a fixed price, made through an interest-based loan, and as long as the loan is not fully repaid the interest will apply over and above the agreed-upon price. Therefore, paying in installments does not involve Riba as defined by the Sharia and is permissible, and paying on credit does involve Riba and is prohibited.