Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem Received a Group of Followers of the Ahlulbayt (Peace be upon them) from India and Advised Them to Guard Themselves with the Islamic Original Heritage and Faith.

Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem Received a Group of Followers of the Ahlulbayt (Peace be upon them) from India and Advised Them to Guard Themselves with the Islamic Original Heritage and Faith.
2018/06/18

His Eminence, Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammad Saeed Al-Hakeem received a group of followers of the Ahlulbayt (Peace be upon them) from India, mainly from the city of Mumbai. He advised the believers around the world to guard themselves with the Islamic original heritage and their faith, and to propagate it with softness, love, compassion, honesty and sincerity, and to fulfill their duty in reflecting a true image of the Shias and of the ways of the Ahlulbayt (Peace be upon them).

He also advised his respected guests that every one of them should undertake their missionary role through the presentation of the best ethics and morality, which the Infallible Imams (Peace be upon them) showed the path to, upon which their good followers travelled.

His Eminence concluded the meeting with a prayer to the Most High and Powerful that He accepts the guests' Ziyarah on these great nights of the holy month of Ramadan, and that He returns them to their homelands having achieved success and prosperity of this world and the Hereafter, God willing.

Day Questions

Is the visible part in the nostrils considered an internal or external part of the body, so one should include it in ablution?

It is not considered among the apparent part of the body, so it is not included in the ablution.

A woman wishes to work for a TV channel as an anchor or the like, and she will be required to apply makeup; is she allowed to do so?

It is not permissible for women to expose her face while having make-up in the presence of non-Mahram men in the mentioned case and in all cases.

If I had $1000 at the end of a year after deducting expenses, and I paid khums leaving $800. During the following year, I spent $200 from the $800. By the end of the year, I saved an extra $400 after expenses. Must I pay khums on $200 or $400?

Your net wealth is $1000, whereas $800 is the 80% of last year’s net income after khums was paid. This means that your net income for this year is $200 from which you have to pay khums ($40). Therefore, for the next year $960 will be exempted from khums ($800 from the previous year, plus $160 remaining from the current year).

Some people are calling Imam Ali (Peace be upon him) as their creator and sustainer. What do you thing about this?

This belief is invalid and it is not of the Shia scholars. Shia religious scholars have agreed that the Imams (peace be upon them) are created slaves of Almighty Allah. He created them like He created everybody else. The religious narrations of the Imams themselves confirm this truth. Yes, there is no doubt that the Imams showed miracles, like the prophets (peace be upon them). Almighty Allah said with respect to Jesus (peace be upon him): "I come unto you with a sign from your Lord. Lo! I fashion for you out of clay the likeness of a bird, and I breathe into it and it is a bird, by Allah's leave. I heal him who was born blind, and the leper, and I raise the dead, by Allah's leave. And I announce unto you what ye eat and what ye store up in your houses."(3:49)