His Eminence Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem advises the preachers from Pakistan to reach the remote areas to spread the message of Islam and the Ahlulbait

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem advises the preachers from Pakistan to reach the remote areas to spread the message of Islam and the Ahlulbait

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Saeed al-Hakeem spoke to male and female preachers from Pakistan of the necessity of reaching the remote areas of Pakistan in order to teach the people there the Islamic laws, and to invite them to the True Path, and to propagate to them the message of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them).

This advice was also directed especially towards the female preachers. After exerting their efforts in learning and studying, they must undertake their duties as preachers, by explaining the Islamic laws pertaining to women, so that the women can benefit from them in those areas. His Eminence continued to advise preachers towards having good behavior and etiquettes, humility, and keeping close to other believers, so that every one of them can fulfil their duties towards God in a manner that pleases Him, the Prophet and the Infallibles (peace be upon them all).

At the end, His Eminence supplicated to God that He accept the guests’ ziyarah and good deeds, and He answers their calls, and He supports them in their endeavors and duties, while interacting with others with love, compassion, honesty and humility. He prayed that He gives them the fruit of their good acts in this life and in the Hereafter. He is, indeed, All-Hearing, All-Knowing.

Day Questions

Is it permissible to kiss the hand of a scholar out of respect? Some narrations seem to discourage such action.

It is permissible to kiss the hands of a religious scholar out of respect because of his knowledge and piety. There is a narration that indicates clearly the permissibility to kiss the hand of a person and intending by doing so to kiss the hand of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny). Apparently, this applies to the scholar who is knowledgeable in the Sharia.

Why did God create humans? Did he want to achieve his goal that humans should worship and love him willingly?

The Holy Quran states clearly the reason for creating humanity: "I created the jinn and humankind only that they might worship Me." (51:56)

If somebody has missed fasts for years and missed prayers for years, does he have to make up the missed prayers and then the missed fasts?

One must make up the missed prayers. It is also obligatory to make up missed fasts. Making one of them up before the other is not obligatory.

Almighty Allah created us humans to worship Him, but He does not need anyone to worship Him because He is perfect. So is there any other reason why He created us?

One of the characteristics of Almighty Allah is that He is “the Merciful”. There is no doubt that creating the human beings gives them the opportunity to gain the acceptance of Almighty Allah and His mercy in this life and in the Hereafter. Although Almighty Allah does not need anyone and He did not create this creation out of need, His wisdom and mercy lead to creation, among which is the human being. In a narration of Abu Baseer, Imam Sadiq (peace be upon him) was asked about the verse: “Yet they cease not differing, save him on whom thy Lord hath mercy; and for that He did create them.” (11:118-119) Imam said: He created them so they can do what causes them to gain His mercy, then He would be merciful with them”.