His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid al-Hakeem received a group of reverts from Europe, amongst whom was French youth who declared himself a Muslim

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid al-Hakeem received a group of reverts from Europe, amongst whom was French youth who declared himself a Muslim
2019/02/02

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohamed Saeed al-Hakeem received a group of reverts from Germany, France and Italy. Amongst them was a French youth who professed Islam and gave his Testimonies of Faith in the presence of His Eminence.

His Eminence advised the believers of the West to fortify themselves by abiding by the laws of Islam, and that they behave with the best of etiquettes, following in the footsteps of the Infallibles (peace be upon them), which they gave many sacrifices to preserve.

In the end of this meeting, His Eminence expressed his happiness on their guidance to the right path, and he called them to remain aloof from confusions and Satanic attacks, through further fortitude and faith, and he prayed to the Almighty to support them in their obedience to Him and that He accepts their pilgrimage, and that they see its blessings and bounties in this world and the Hereafter.

Day Questions

How is the prayer of Imam Ali (peace be upon him) offered?

It has been narrated that it is of four units (rakaat) - divided into prayers of two units each. In each unit, one should recite fifty times the chapter of Tawheed after the recitation of the Fatiha.

After a Muslim couple has separated for a long period of time, is it permissible for the husband to marry, temporarily or permanently, a woman from Ahlul-Kitab without the knowledge of his Muslim wife? Or does he require her permission?

It is permissible to permanently marry a woman from the People of the Book with the consent of the Muslim wife and not without it, even if the Muslim couple has separated. If the marriage is temporary then the consent of the Muslim wife is not required.

Is it allowed to have pictures of Maryam or Isa (peace be upon them)?

It is permissible to have the pictures of Prophet Isa and his mother (peace be upon them) unless this promotes false beliefs as they are symbols of Christianity today.

What proof is there that the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) was created from light?

It is mentioned in many narrations that the Prophet and the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) were lights created before the creation of Adam (peace be upon him). To this effect, the Ziyara of Jame’a includes the passage: “Allah created you as lights around His throne until he blessed us with you…”. This does not mean that they were created from this material light. It is rather, a metaphysical meaning that the narration referred to it. Allah Knows best.