The Meeting of His Eminence with the Managers of the Mawakib of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him)

The Meeting of His Eminence with the Managers of the Mawakib of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him)

His Eminence Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Mohamed Saeed al-Hakeem advised those who serve at the mawakib of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him), that they be strong armour for the genuine religion of Islam, for the true path of the Ahlullbait (peace be upon them), and for the Islamic seminary (Howzah), by attaching themselves to the teachings from Imam Hussain’s (peace be upon him) life, and informing people of his great cause for which he sacrificed himself alongside his family and companions, and by engraining this in the future generations.

His Eminence gave this advice to a delegation of managers of the mawakib of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him), in Najaf on Wednesday 28 Dhil-Hijjah 1438 (20 September 2017).

His Eminence also called them to understand that their creed has become greater and elevated, and the nations of the world respect it due to the commitment the believers have in abiding by the laws of God and avoiding from the sins, and safeguarding the teachings of the Infallibles (peace be upon them) and following their footsteps.

His Eminence also invited the managers of the mawakib of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him.) and the mourners of Imam Hussain (Peace be upon him) to adhere to the expressions of grief over of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them).

The meeting was concluded by praying for their success and divine support, and asked them to spread the spirit of harmony and love and unity amongst each other, appreciating their efforts and the time they have spent in serving the pilgrims to the holy shrines, as well as the giving of support to the peace forces and the popular mobilisation which has reached the north and west of Iraq.

Day Questions

What is the relevance of the concept of Wilayat (authority) of the Imams in our lives today?

<p style="text-align: left;">We can comment on your question by stating the following:<br />1. The Imamate of the Imams of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) has been legislated by Almighty Allah for people to observe. Every Muslim must obey all that has been proven to be divinely legislated obligations without considering the immediate benefit of the law on his everyday life since believing in a religion is believing in all what is proven to be part of it.<br />2. Believing in the Wilayat of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) is following them and observing their teachings. This has a great effect on the way a believer deals with day-to-day matters based on the teachings and the guidelines that originate from them. We can see that amongst the characteristics of the followers of the Ahlulbait by which they are known today is their condemnation of terrorism against innocents especially children, women and old people, and this is not but a reflection of their attachment with the humane teachings of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) in dealing with those who disagrees with them.</p>

If a person has not paid khums, can we eat or use something from his earnings?

Yes, it is permissible to do so. The religious responsibility of paying the khums is on the owner of the money and it is not on the person that makes use of it.

Is it allowed for Muslim women to marry Christian Men?

<p style="text-align: left;">No, it is not permissible for a Muslim woman to marry a Christian man.</p>

I had done Istikhara for a particular matter and I acted according to it then. However, after some time had passed the same issue arose again. If I act differently, will I be going against the Istikhara?

The original Istikhara was done according to the current circumstances then. The passage of time leads to different circumstances, so acting differently this time will not be considered going against the original Istikhara.

Is it permissible for me without the consent of the Marja to give khums to my relatives Sayyids, who are very poor?

The share of Sayyids from the khums is payable to the needy Sayyid believers. His eminence, the Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Al-Hakeem (may Allah prolong his life) has given his permission to spend the said share on the needy Sayyids. Orphans and needy people who are not Sayyid are not to be given from the share of Sayyids. The share of the Imam (peace be upon him) from the khums is to be given to the Marja who you follow via his network of appointed agents or to be spent with his permission.