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

My wife suffers from epilepsy and has other illnesses, and was dependent on medication for treating them, as a result she had not suffered any epileptic fits. She is now pregnant, and the doctor advised that if she takes this medication it will harm the fetus. So she stopped taking the medication, and started to suffer from fits. In such a situation, where taking medication is harmful for the baby, and not taking the medication causes the mother to have fits, is it possible to abort the baby?

It is not permissible to abort the embryo, unless not aborting it would cause a danger to the life of both of them, the mother and the embryo. Furthermore, it is not permissible for the mother to take the medication which harms the embryo, unless the mothers fits causes the danger of death for both the mother and the embryo. If it is possible to tolerate the fits or to prevent it by other ways, then it is not permissible to use the medicine that cause harm to the embryo.

What does Islamic Sharia say about the beard and about its length?

It is obligatory to leave a small amount of hair in such a way that the person is regarded as having beard. Other than that it is not mandatory.

Why can’t we eat pork?

Because the Holy Quran stated its prohibition clearly when Almighty Allah said: “Forbidden unto you (for food) are carrion and blood and swine flesh, and that which hath been dedicated unto any other than Allah, and the strangled, and the dead through beating, and the dead through falling from a height, and that which hath been killed by (the goring of) horns…” (The Holy Quran 5:3)

According to the fatwa that I have read, khums is obligatory on coined gold which remains unused for a year. My question is that is khums also obligatory on gold bars/biscuits? If yes, will khums become payable on the annual khums date or after a year from date of purchase of gold bar?

It is obligatory on every individual to pay the fifth of his/her net profit that remains at the end of the khums fiscal year, whether these profits were silver or gold coins, or in the form of bars, and whether the profits were real estates or other kind of profits.