His Eminence Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem meets a group of orphaned children of the martyrs of the Popular Mobilization Forces

His Eminence Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem meets a group of orphaned children of the martyrs of the Popular Mobilization Forces

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakeem, on 16 February 2020, received a group of youth from Baghdad, children of martyrs who died fighting in the Popular Mobilization Forces (Al-Hashd Al-Sha’bi) against Daesh.

His Eminence praised the clear and manifest courage of their fathers and their sacrifice for their religion, their homeland and the holy shrines. By the grace of Allah and through their sacrifice and spilling of their noble blood, they were victorious over the enemies.

His Eminence called them to follow the Holy Prophet and the Imams of the Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them all), and that their ethics and morals should by distinctly higher than others, and that they should adhere to the teachings of the Sharia.

His Eminence concluded by praying to the Most High and Mighty to provide support for them and to support those who serve and help the orphans, that their Ziyarah is accepted, and that they see the blessings of it in this life and the Hereafter. He finally requested that his greetings and best wishes be conveyed to their families.

نظراً لعدم ثبوت رؤية هلال شهر شوال بحجة شرعية لدى سماحة المرجع الديني الكبير السيد الحكيم (مد ظله) سيكون عيد الفطر المبارك يوم الاثنين ان شاء الله تعالى

Day Questions

Some brothers do Tatbeer in the religious center on Ashura day, and because of the shedding of blood, the place becomes Najis. Is this allowed?

It is prohibited to make the mosque Najis. It is not prohibited to make other places Najis, especially when they are going to be purified afterwards.

There is a tournament online using a games console where the winner wins a money prize. Is this gambling?

If the participant pays the money and remains as its owner and the monies are accumulated with a condition that some of it or all of it is to be given to the winner in the draw, then this is gambling and it is prohibited to participate in it.

We have constructed a Mosque some years ago, in which the daily prayers including the Friday prayers. A few days ago, we realized that the Qibla of the Mosque was deviated by 14 degrees. However, some people in the community are adamant in continuing to pray in the wrong direction of Qibla.What is the ruling on the previous prayers offered in the wrong direction with the said deviation? Can one continue to pray towards the same wrong direction?

Since you did not know the correct direction of the Qibla within the mentioned deviation, the previous prayers are correct but the prayer should be, from now on, towards the correct direction of the Qibla, since you have realized that and paid attention to it. The prayer is void if the earlier Qibla is taken, as it is deliberate disobedience.