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

Is it permissible to pay Zakat al-Fitrah to a needy person who did not fast the month of Ramadhan?

If the needy person did not fast during the holy month for a valid reason accepted by the Sharia, then it is permissible to give him Zakat al-Fitrah. If he abstained from fasting without a justifiable reason, then it is not permissible to pay it to him based on an obligatory precaution.

I did not fast during this month of Ramadhan due to illness. Does this mean that I do not have to pay Zakat ul-Fitrah?

A duty bound individual who is not needy as per the Sharia is obligated to pay the Fitra for himself and whoever he maintains even if he did not fast that month.

What is the rule on doing Dua to the members of Ahlulbait ? Is it allowed to ask them for favors? Or is it better to ask directly to Almighty Allah for needs?

The dua (supplication) is asking Almighty Allah. The imams of the Ahlulbait are intercessors to Almighty Allah and Almighty Allah does not reject their intercession. Nothing is wrong in seeking intercession from the Prophet and his household (peace be upon them). It is mentioned in the Holy Quran that Almighty Allah had said: “And if, when they had wronged themselves, they had but come unto thee and asked forgiveness of Allah, and asked forgiveness of the Messenger, they would have found Allah Forgiving, Merciful.” (4:64)

What is Adalah?

<p style="text-align: left;">Adalah - as a condition in the imam of the congregational prayer and in the witness - is a level of fearing Almighty Allah that leads to avoiding committing major sins. Committing small sins without insistence does not affect it. Adalah - as a condition in the Marja - is a high level of God-fearing which causes the person to refrain from disobeying religious laws and committing sins - whether they were small or major. If he rarely commits a sin, he would rush to repent and return to the Almighty Allah.</p>

What is the ruling of playing video games? If the believer knows that even when playing during spare time (when not working and already doing the Islamic obligations daily), are the allowed to play as a spare time hobby?

It is permissible unless the opponent is the computer in a prohibited game like chess or Cards then it is not permissible based on compulsory precaution.