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 one obligated to provide food and shelter for the wife or the mother?

It is compulsory for a person to provide shelter and food for both of them when possible, and if it is not possible then the wife has precedence.

A girl has naturally lots of male hormones. She intends to get surgery to become a male, and currently the only semi-visible female characteristics her body has are her breasts. Is it permissible that she uses male clothing?

If the said girl has female genitals and not male genitals, she should consider herself to be a girl and it is not permissible for her to imitate men by wearing male clothes. She can treat herself for the excessive male hormones medically.

Does Imam Mahdi (peace be upon him) have servants? How can I appoint myself to be his servant?

We advise you to stay away from this kind of thoughts and focus on performing what is obligated and recommended in the Sharia. Once you do that, you will be under the care of the Twelfth Imam (peace be upon him), even if you don’t directly feel his blessings.

When giving the Kaffara, do I have to feed all sixty people at once or can I feed one every day or the like?

It is obligatory to give to sixty people for every day you have missed whether by giving food to them all in one day or over a longer period.

Is it prohibited to greet people by saying "Salam-Alaikum" on the day of Ashura, 10th of Muharram?

It is permissible to offer the believers such greetings on the tenth of Muharram. It is recommended for the believers to also offer their condolences to each other in the grief of the tragedy of Imam Hussein by saying: "A'thamallahu ujoorana bimusabil-Husain, wa ja'alana wa iyyakum minat-talibeen bi tharihim ma'a waliyyihi al-Imam Al-Mahdi min Aal Mohammad".The translation: "May Allah greaten your reward because the tragedy of Imam Hussein and make you and us amongst the seekers of his revenge with Imam Mahdi (may Allah hasten his reappearance)".

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