His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid al-Hakeem calls the Students of the Seminary towards Mastering Knowledge through Insight and Deliberation, and to Abstain from Hastening to Making Judgements far from the Standards and Principles of Quran and the Infall

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid al-Hakeem calls the Students of the Seminary towards Mastering Knowledge through Insight and Deliberation, and to Abstain from Hastening to Making Judgements far from the Standards and Principles of Quran and the Infall
2018/06/14

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid al-Hakeem called the students of the Seminary towards mastering knowledge through insight and deliberation, and to abstain from hastening to making judgements that could be far from the standards and principles set by the Quran and taught by the Infallibles (peace be upon them) for all the Muslims. He said this to the students of Al-Mustafa University of the holy city of Qum, Iran, of various nationalities.
He also advised them to bear the trials and many difficult circumstances that they face in studying and will face in preaching. They will face those people in their homelands who might not have understanding or they might implement no teaching of religion. Therefore, it is necessary to be fortified in being accurate and precise in the jurisprudential sciences and the religious edicts, far from confusion. One should takes these teachings with solid proof, and from their original and pristine sources, with wisdom and accuracy, so that they may be presented to others in a convincing and calm way.
His Eminence concluded his talk by praying to the Almighty that He accepts their Ziyarah and that He supports them in their missions in bearing the enormous responsibility of spreading the word of Islam.

Day Questions

What is the position of smoking cigarette, since it has real side effect, and WHO - World Health Organization - warns that Tobacco smoker are liable to die young?

Smoking cigarettes is not prohibited since it is not prohibited to consume harmful things. Yes, it is prohibited to consume what leads to direct and immediate major harm to the human's health like getting sick with incurable kind of disease or lose of an organ or death.

When wiping one's head in wudhu, if somebody has lots of hair on his head, must water reach the scalp or simply make the hair wet?

It is sufficient to transfer the dampness from the hand to the wiped hair and it is not mandatory to make the water reaches the skin under the hair.

What are your views regarding the story of burning the door of Fatima Al- Zahra (peace be upon her)?

There is no doubt that the attack against the house of Fatima Al-Zahra (peace be upon her) took place in order to force Imam Ali (peace be upon him) to pay allegiance. The Sunni and Shia books of history have recorded this, like Tareekh Al-Tabari (v.2, p.619). This indicates that in order to strengthen their power they were prepared to violate the sanctity of the most noble respected house in Islam, where the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his progeny) himself used to seek permission before entering it. The details of the attack are mentioned in various books of Sunnis and Shias.

If a Shia man marries according to the customs of Nepal, not knowing the Islamic method, is the marriage valid?

If the woman was Muslim and the proposal and acceptance had taken place between the man and woman i.e. the marriage contact, then the marriage is correct even if it was associated with wrong practices. If the woman was not Muslim or the acceptance and the proposal did not take place between the couple, the marriage did not take place.