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)
2017/09/20

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 are the ways to know if someone is a Sayyid? And what are the consequences in the Islamic sharia of being a Sayyid?

Sayyids are the descendants of Hashim bin Abid Manaf. Such linage is proven by knowledge, by the witness of two just people or by it being widely-known that leads to being confident about it. The religious effects of being a Sayyid are the eligibility to collect the Sayyid’s share from the khums in the case of poverty and the prohibition to collect the zakat from a non Sayyid.

What is your ruling on birth control by using artificial methods like condoms and pills, and is it good to control child birth?

The mentioned ways are permissible, except if they lead to another prohibition like the excessive harm to the body.

I live in a high-rise building. A drop of semen fell on the floor in my apartment. It is not possible to wash the floor with running water, because it is not a bathroom, but it is a bedroom. I washed the semen using a mop, and then I washed the mop under running water and then washed the place again, and I did this several times. Has my floor become tahir? Or is my mop becoming najis every time?

The taharah is not established by this; when you wipe the najis part of your floor with the mop, it becomes najis every time you do that, and the najasah is spread to surrounding areas. One should pour the water on the najis part of the floor, and collect the water with a cloth, and the place will become tahir.

How do I know that the order of revelations (Surahs) in the Quran are in correct order, or legitimate? Where is the proof they are in order beginning with Al-Alaq and so forth?

We are not certain of the sequence of the verses’ revelations. We are sure of the fact that the Quran is the current contemporary one.