The Department for Youth and Universities in the Office of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Al-Hakim organized a forum on the importance of the age of youth for the first batch of Iraqi university students and educational institutions.

The Department for Youth and Universities in the Office of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Al-Hakim organized a forum on the importance of the age of youth for the first batch of Iraqi university students and educational institutions.
2018/06/25

The Department for Youth and Universities, under the Office of the His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Saeed Al-Hakim, organized a forum for the first batch of Iraqi university students and educational institutions, which took place at Madrasah Ayatollah Sayyid Mohsin al-Hakim in the holy city of Najaf, during a summer holiday course. In this forum, the scholar Sayyid Tu’mah al-Jabiri gave a lecture entitled, ‘The Importance of the Age of Youth’.
The Sayyid began his talk by welcoming those attending and praised their participation in such an event in the vicinity of the grave of Imam Ali (peace be upon him). He spoke of the virtues of being on such sacred grounds, and of the need to capitalize on this time near the Imam (peace be upon him), and to feel the spiritual change within us.
He emphasized the importance of the age of youth in the life of a human, as that time in the life of a person which will define the success during his life journey, or lack thereof. During this important part of one’s life, it is necessary to have cognizance and education. Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said, “You, the youth of the community, will soon be the elders of the community.” They have this responsibility and they are the future leaders of Iraq.

Day Questions

Is it possible to have a permanent marriage with a follower of the Christian faith, or is only temporary marriage permissible with them?

It is permissible to marry a Christian wife temporarily and permanently. Marrying her permanently is invalid without the permission of the Muslim wife if he is married to one.

Can we purchase a car where payment will be made in installments, although the total payment made will be higher than the normal price?

It is permissible to purchase a car or any other item by deferred payments for a price that is higher than its current market value. It is essential that the deal is set originally in such a way that the parties agree to the price and the times of installments.

Some religious chants and poetry are accompanied by music, and one feels attracted to them and react to them. Is this permissible?

It is prohibited to react with rapture to the music and the songs; it is not prohibited if the reaction is to the content only.

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