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

If the government of Saudi Arabia announces the first of Dhil-Hijjah to be on a particular day, which does not conform the religiously-established day, can he perform the Hajj according to the government-announced date?

If the current authorities of the two holy mosques permit Muslims from all sects to perform their Hajj based on the teaching of their own sects, then one must follow what the religious evidences prove in determining the time to perform the Hajj accordingly. If the authorities have enforced a set day, then it is acceptable to perform the rites of Hajj accordingly.

I have heard of a prayer called "Qadha-e-Umri" by which all the missed prayers can be made up. Is there any truth to this? If so, how is it performed and is there a particular day or time to offer this?

<p style="text-align: left;">There is no such single prayer that removes the liability for all missed prayers. Therefore, every missed prayer needs to be made up as qadha individually.</p>

I have a nine-year-old sister, and she cannot fast in Ramadan because she is weak, so does she have to fast?

<p style="text-align: left;">If she completed nine lunar years she must fast, unless fasting causes harm to her health.</p>

What is the relevance of the concept of Wilayat (authority) of the Imams in our lives today?

<p style="text-align: left;">We can comment on your question by stating the following:<br />1. The Imamate of the Imams of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) has been legislated by Almighty Allah for people to observe. Every Muslim must obey all that has been proven to be divinely legislated obligations without considering the immediate benefit of the law on his everyday life since believing in a religion is believing in all what is proven to be part of it.<br />2. Believing in the Wilayat of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) is following them and observing their teachings. This has a great effect on the way a believer deals with day-to-day matters based on the teachings and the guidelines that originate from them. We can see that amongst the characteristics of the followers of the Ahlulbait by which they are known today is their condemnation of terrorism against innocents especially children, women and old people, and this is not but a reflection of their attachment with the humane teachings of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) in dealing with those who disagrees with them.</p>

If a person during phone sex with his wife, moves his body and applies internal pressure on his private parts in order to ejaculate, without using his hands, will this be considered permissible or is this masturbation?

If the semen is released with the movement on the private part or by placing, certain pressure on it in order to release the semen then this is considered as masturbation and it is prohibited.