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

Is it permissible for males and females to pluck their eyebrows?

Lightening the eyebrows for the sake of beautifying is permissible for women. If it is to imitate women, then it is prohibited for men.

Is it forbidden to interrupt the prayer and invalidate it without cause?

It is not permissible to nullify the obligatory prayer intentionally based on an obligatory precaution. It is permissible to do so for any recommended reason by the sharia or desired for worldly purpose.

How do we explain the punishments imposed by the Sharia for various crimes, such as the death penalty for apostates, while the Quran says that there is no compulsion in religion?

Applying the Sharia-defined punishments is the duty of the Prophet and the Imams (peace be upon them). No doubt, applying them is a form of justice and not an oppressive act. The punishment is set in the Sharia after the evidence is established and becomes clear in such a way that the noncompliant is considered as an oppressor against himself and the society. As such, the Sharia-defined punishment is not considered against the human rights. The verse alluded to refers to the fact that the religion is based on beliefs and beliefs are not imposed, and does not indicate that there is no punishment imposed by the Sharia for disbelief out of stubbornness and transgression.

Is it obligatory to lower one's gaze from women on television?

It is not obligatory, but it is not permissible to look at them if it involves sexual enjoyment.

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