His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives the Lebanese Ambassador to Iraq

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives the Lebanese Ambassador to Iraq

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammed Saeed al-Hakeem received Mr. Ali Adib al-Habhab, the Ambassador of Lebanon in Baghdad, along with his aides, on Sunday 5 May 2019.

Day Questions

I started working in December last year, and got my first pay around January this year. I tried saving since then but did not have much and I am not sure if any money remained for a full year or not. I began saving again last year in August and now I do have savings. Shall I consider August as my Khums year-end or January?

The beginning of the khums year is the day one makes a profit, even when he was a child. Based on this, it does not matter when you started your work. Since you do not know this day, you should set the khums year by reconciliation (Musalahah) with the Marji or his agent.

Is it permissible during ghusl to fill up the bathtub and to just dip one's whole body into it?

Yes, performing the ghusl in a bathtub by submerging the entire body into water is correct.

Did any of the Imams (peace be upon them) perform the mourning rites with the shedding of blood?

The narrations do not mention that the Imams (peace be upon them) shed their own blood because of their sadness and grief for what happened to Imam Hussein (peace be upon him). However, it was reported that they wept and that they encouraged crying loudly, like the supplication of Imam Jaffer Al-Sadiq (peace be upon him): "my Lord, have mercy on the wailing that is raised for us." It is also reported in Ziyarah al-Nahiyah which is narrated from Imam Mahdi (may Allah hasten his reappearance): "I will mourn you day and night, I will weep for you blood instead of tears, in grief for you". Such narrations and others indicate the greatness of this tragedy.