Pakistani Dignitaries Visit to the Office of His Eminence in Qom

Pakistani Dignitaries Visit to the Office of His Eminence in Qom
Pakistani Dignitaries visit to the office of His eminence in Qom: A number of Pakistani religious dignitaries visited on 20th of Jamadi-ul-thani 1434 the office of the religious authority, Sayyid Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakeem (may Allah prolong his life) in Qom. The delegation was welcomed by Sayyid Riyadh Al-Hakeem. During the meeting, the affairs of the followers of the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them) were discussed plus the religious schools, Hawzas, in Pakistan and Iraq. The two sides also emphasized on the importance of communicating with the sensible Muslims in order to face the extremists’ acts that break the sanctities and destroy the bright image of Islam and that of the prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny).

Day Questions

Is any dhikr permissible in bowing and prostration?

It is sufficient in the bowing position to recite "Subhana Rabbiyal-Adheem wa bi-Hamdih", or "Subhanallah" three times. It is also sufficient to recite any sort of "dhikr" that consists of praising Allah, like "Alhamdulillah” thrice, reciting Takbir thrice or reciting "La Ilaha Illallah" thrice, provided that the said is equivalent to "Subhanallah" three times. The same applies to prostration except that "Subhana Rabbiyal-Aala wa bi-Hamdih" is to be recited instead of "Subhana Rabbiyal-Adheem wa bi-Hamdih". But, it is not sufficient to recite, "Subhana Rabbiyal-Aala wa bi-Hamdih" in bowing, nor is it sufficient to recite, "Subhana Rabbiyal-Adheem wa bi-Hamdih" in prostration.

When wiping one’s head in wudhū, if somebody has lots of hair on his head, must water reach the scalp or simply make the hair wet?

It is sufficient to transfer the dampness from the hand to the wiped hair and it is not mandatory to make the water reaches the skin under the hair.

If I am sitting in a place in the cafe and a person is sitting with me with wine or beer. It is permissible to go away from the particular place because he has an alcoholic drink?

You should not use same dining table with a person drinking alcohol. If you and that person are dining separately – e.g. you are both using separate trays – but using the same table or happening to be in the same place, then it is not obligatory to avoid the table.

Is it forbidden to learn Ilm-ul-Nujoom (Astrology) in Islam?

Learning astrology is permissible, but depending on it in informing about metaphysical matters is prohibited.

To convert from being a non-Muslim to a Shia Muslim, what Kalima is to be recited?

One should recite the two testimonies – the testimony of one’s belief that there is no god but Allah, and the testimony that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) is the Messenger of Allah. In addition, one should belief in the guardianship (wilayah) of Imam Ali and the other eleven Imams (peace be upon them).