His Eminence Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem advises students of foreign universities to do good deeds and present Islam in its true luminous nature

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem advises students of foreign universities to do good deeds and present Islam in its true luminous nature
2018/12/26

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem, advised university students from Western countries to do good and beneficial deeds, and to co-exist with others in those societies in the best of ways, truthfulness and steadfastness, showing the true light of Islamic teachings and beliefs; and they should continue to strive to serve their religion. He gave this message while hosting a group of guests consisting of students from American and British universities.

His Eminence called his guests to fulfil their responsibilities in serving their religion, their faith, their values and to remain steadfast on them, and not to allow these things to melt away in such environments. They should invest themselves into their communities while remaining strong on their faith and connected to God Almighty, and following path of the Holy Prophet and the Imams (peace be upon them all).

To conclude the meeting, His Eminence, prayed for God Almighty to support them and give them strength and success, and he requested the guests to convey his advice and his greetings to the communities in which they live in.

Day Questions

Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said that those who disclose their hardship will always face humiliation. In Karbala, we see Ali al-Akbar (peace be upon him) and others expressing their thirst and hardships to Imam Hussain (peace be upon him). So what does Imam Ali (peace be upon him) mean by those words?

Imam Ali (peace be upon him) means that we should avoid disclosing difficulties in front of those who do not care, which will cause humiliation for the individual. This has nothing to do – no doubt – with the expression of hardships in Karbala as you mentioned.

Are coffee beans halal when they have been digested by civets before roasting?

If the mentioned coffee beans are contaminated with the feces of the animal - even by a little bit - then it is not permissible to consume the coffee that is made from such beans. If the contaminated beans are made tahir before using them to make the coffee, then it is permissible to consume the coffee.

If we do not shave or cut our pubic hairs and also underarm hairs, can we still offer prayers and will they be valid?

It is recommended to remove the hair from both mentioned areas. However, the validity of the prayer is not affected by not removing hair from there.

Is it obligatory for the man to offer a dower for temporary marriage, even if they both agree on no dower?

The temporary marriage without including the dower is invalid, so it must be stipulated even if it is a small amount. The wife can forgo it after the temporary marriage contract takes place.