The Meeting of His Eminence with the Preachers of the Pulpit of Imam Hussain

 The Meeting of His Eminence with the Preachers of the Pulpit of Imam Hussain

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Al-Hakeem (long may he live), called upon the preachers and speakers of the pulpit of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) to undertake their research with accuracy in transmitting the narrations of the Infallibles (peace be upon them), to be sure of their veracity, and to collect them in an organised way, so that the masses may benefit from them, and to be safe from those who wish to cause confusion and opposition, those who wish to attack the school of the Ahlul-Bayt  (peace be upon them).

His Eminence gave this message to a delegation of preachers and scholars from the holy Seminary (Hawzah) of Najaf who came to visit him on Tuesday 21st Dhil-Hijjah.

He also explained the importance of the duty of spreading the teachings of Islam, which represents a vital role in which reminding the believers and connecting them with the heritage and path of the Ahlul-Bayt  (Peace be upon them).

His Eminence ended the talk by praying for God's help and support for the preachers in their mission, which requires more effort and incessancy, as well as focus on urging the people to return to God, and to hold on to the teachings of the pure religion of Islam. This is so especially as the believers place importance on the season of Ashura and in attending the Majalis in commemoration of Imam Husain (peace be upon him) and the great tragedy of Karbala, in order to gain knowledge and understanding of Islam derived from the Holy Quran and the teachings of the Prophet and his holy progeny (peace eb upon them).

Day Questions

If I declare the amount of abandoned money that I have found, how can I be sure that liars do not claim it, even through false oaths? What if two people swore that it was their money?

One is supposed to declare the found money – or any lost property – in a general way. The person who claims that the money is his should present specific details, e.g. the exact amount, in such a way that the finder is confident that the claimant is the real owner of the found money.

What is your ruling about using perfume which contains alcohol?

<p style="text-align: left;">It is permissible to use it, but it is Najis if the alcohol in it is the type that can cause intoxication. When one comes in contact with a Najis alcohol through application of perfume or otherwise, he must purify himself or his clothing before performing prayers and Tawaaf.</p>

When someone is choosing a time in the temporary marriage contract, can he say that this contract will continue until a particular event takes place, like the beginning of the school year?

<p style="text-align: left;">This will not be sufficient, as one must choose a specific time like the number of days, months, years and the like.</p>