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

Is "786" considered as "Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Raheem"? What is the ruling of touching it without wudhu?

<p style="text-align: left;">There is no problem in writing it to refer to the Besmalah, but the laws pertaining to the actual Besmalah, like the prohibition of touching it without the state of ablution, are not applicable to it.</p>

What is the ruling on a man who was non-Muslim, but converts to Islam because he wants to marry a Muslim woman?

<p style="text-align: left;">If he declares the two testimonies without the acknowledgment of its meanings and without commitment to them in such a way that he does not see himself, because of this, as a Muslim, then he is not considered as one and the marriage to him is invalid. If his testimony was with the acknowledgment of its meanings and commitment to them in such a way that he considers himself to be a Muslim, then he is one and the marriage with him is valid.</p>

Must the Diya be paid immediately or can it be delayed?

It is like the rest of the debts that should be paid with the request of the victim and the ability of the offender to pay.

How does one purify their heart from the darkness of their sins?

Repentance, which is regretting the committing of sins and the determination to refrain from them in the future, is one of the reasons of the mercy of Almighty Allah. Seeking forgiveness from Almighty Allah and continuing to do so whenever one remembers the sin helps the purification of the heart. Performing the good deeds leads to the cleanliness of the heart as well. Almighty Allah said: “Good deeds annul ill-deeds” (11:114).

I have read on your site that it is permissible for a Sayyid girl to marry a non Sayyid boy. Are there any conditions to this?

<p style="text-align: left;">It is permissible and there are no specific conditions. Yes, respecting the wife if she is a Sayyida is emphasized by the sharia as it is guarding the noble offspring of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his holy progeny).</p>