The Participation of His Eminence in the Walk of Arbaeen 1436

The Participation of His Eminence in the Walk of Arbaeen 1436
2014/12/10

His eminence, Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakeem (May Allah prolong his life) participated in the walk to the holy city of Karbala amongst the millions of visitors on the occasion of Arbaeen, 1436.

On the way, he visited some of the Shia-Muslim and Christian families displaced from northern Iraq, who were residing at the many Mawkibs (rest stops for the visitors of Karbala) along the way. The refugees extended their gratitude for the visit and the help provided by the Marjeiyya.

Day Questions

I offer prayers in my office. Can I do wudhu and pray with my shoes on in case I am unable to go to the mosque.

The wudhu is not valid with the shoes on. Praying with the shoes on is permissible if one can place the tips of the two big toes on the ground while wearing the shoes.

Is it permissible to donate your organs after you die to rescue a human life?

No individual has the authority over his/her body after death. So they do not have the right to donate – in the will – the organs to anyone after their death. Yes, it is permissible to use the organs of a deceased person if the survival of a Muslim life depends on such usage.

My father has a permanent skin problem on his scalp which does not allow him to get his head shaven as it is required to so do in pilgrimage. Can the ritual of getting the head shaved be avoided?

If this was his first Hajj then it is sufficient to remove the hair from the head by a trimming machine without touching the skin as long as the hair is removed.

If water gets into the throat when rinsing the mouth, is the fast broken and have to be made up again? What If one uses mouthwash rather than water?

If one swallows the water in the said case unintentionally, then based on an obligatory precaution he must repeat the fast. He does not have to pay kaffara. The same is the case in using mouthwash.