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

How do I make myself tahir if I touch real leather of an animal that has not been slaughtered in accordance to Islamic religion? I would normally remove the najasah, then pour water over it a certain number of times, but in this case is there anything to remove?

If your hand comes in contact with the impure leather with dampness then it becomes najis even without the actual najasah being transferred to the hand. The hand can be made tahir then by washing it once with water. If the contact took place without dampness, then this does not make the hand najis.

If a woman has conceived a child before marriage and she marries the same man whose child she is bearing, what will be the ruling about the child?

The said child is that of the father by whose sperm he was conceived, as well as being the mother's child. The child belongs to both of them, but does not inherit the father as he was born illegitimately.

In our country, someone claims that he can arrange a meeting with Imam Mahdi (peace be upon him). What do you think about that?

It is reported in one of the letters of Imam Mahdi (may Almighty Allah hasten his reappearance) that was released by the last Safeer, that whoever claims that he sees him – the Imam – then consider the claimant as a liar. The righteous sect of Shia has been observing this since the first days of the major occultation.

When a person has gas incontinence, is he supposed to perform one wudhu for every prayer? Or can he perform one wudhu for two prayers if they are performed together one after the other?

If he has a specific period in which he can perform the wudhu and the prayer without passing wind, he should wait for it and perform the wudhu and prayer within this period.If he does not have such a period, then he should perform the ablution before the prayer and offer the prayer, and when he passes wind during the prayer, he should suspend the prayer and perform the wudhu and continue where he stopped. Based on an obligatory precaution he should not do anything that invalidates the prayer when performing this wudhu, such as talking and the like. However, in such a situation if one does anything that conflicts with the form of the prayer or turns away from Qibla, for the purposes of performing wudhu, it will not invalidate the prayer. If one has such a condition, he should make appropriate preparations to ensure that the acts of wudhu during the prayer are minimal.

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