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

Marriage is recommended, but does this apply only to permanent marriage or to temporary marriage as well?

Yes, it applies to the temporary marriage also, unless it involves another issue that would lead to the preference of not having the temporary marriage.

If the caravan from Arafat passes by Muzdalifa at 8:00 pm on the 9th of Thul-Hijjah, can the caravan leave Muzdalifa and come back to it before the intention of Wuquf or must they stay in Muzdalifa?

It is obligatory to stay in Muzdalifa until after the time of Fajr. Based on compulsory precaution, the pilgrim should stay there from the middle of the night until the spread of the light after Fajr that allows pilgrims to see their way, but it is better to stay until after sunrise.

What are the rulings regarding interest charged on loans to cushion against inflation and loss of value of currency and to cater for this inflation and loss of value?

Conventionally, lending is based on a specific numerical value of a currency, not the market rate of that value. For example, if $100 is borrowed, $100 is to be returned, despite any increase or decrease of the value of the dollar or any inflation. Therefore, any interest charge on a loan to cushion against inflation and loss of value is regarded as interest and the rulings pertaining to interest applies. It is not permissible to take interest from private Muslim banks. It is permissible from banks owned by the government, but one must not intend to have a contractual relationship, and when the interest money is received, one should receive it on behalf of the Marjia. It is also permissible to receive interest from non-Muslim banks.

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