The Visit of Believers from New Zealand and Australia

The Visit of Believers from New Zealand and Australia

His Eminence called the Shias of other communities to preserve their identity and to be attentive towards keeping the symbols of Islam alive, and to continue to visit the holy shrines as much as possible.

On Tuesday, 4 Rabi-ul-Akhir 1438, His Eminence the Grand Ayatullah Sayyid M. Saeed Al-Hakeem (long may he live) called the Shia communities living in non-Muslim societies to protect their identity and their faith through contact with the Islamic centers and organisations and Shia websites in order to be aware of their original religious culture. It is expected that these religious cultures should be respected in those lands through the presentation of good ethics and praiseworthy traits as taught by the Infallibles (peace be upon them). His Eminence gave this advice to a group of believers from New Zealand and Australia.

Similarly, His Eminence emphasized the need for the believers to give due importance to gatherings to remember the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them) and their teachings, and to actively participate in them, and to uphold such gatherings in their areas. This is alongside the importance of them visiting the holy shrines often, as much as possible, in order to preserve their faith and further entrenching it in their souls.

To conclude the meeting, His Eminence placed great value on their sacrifices and efforts to come to visit the holy sites, and prayed to the High and Powerful Lord to grant them such opportunities in the future and to show them the blessings and bounties of such actions. He further requested the visitors to pass his greetings and prayers to the believers in their countries and to pass on this advice to them.

استقبال طلبات التسجيل في الدورة الصيفية العاشرة للشباب المغترب وغيرهم

Day Questions

What is the ruling for the income gained from working in a cinema theater?

It is permissible to work in cinema theaters if the work is permissible, like serving lawful food and drinks and such work.

Which birds are permissible to be kept as pet birds in the cage?

It is permissible to keep any kind of bird as a pet.

Is it appropriate to engage in sports activities like cricket, football, tennis etc. on the eve or day of Ashura?

<p style="text-align: left;">Engaging in such activities on the night or day of Ashura is not in accordance to what has been narrated from the Imams (peace be upon them) in the exhortation to express grief and sadness over the tragedy suffered by Imam Hussain (peace be upon him), his household and companions on the day of Ashura.</p>

Is it permissible for me without the consent of the Marja to give khums to my relatives Sayyids, who are very poor?

The share of Sayyids from the khums is payable to the needy Sayyid believers. His eminence, the Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Al-Hakeem (may Allah prolong his life) has given his permission to spend the said share on the needy Sayyids. Orphans and needy people who are not Sayyid are not to be given from the share of Sayyids. The share of the Imam (peace be upon him) from the khums is to be given to the Marja who you follow via his network of appointed agents or to be spent with his permission.