The Meeting of His Eminence with the Preachers of the Pulpit of Imam Hussain

 The Meeting of His Eminence with the Preachers of the Pulpit of Imam Hussain
2017/09/22

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Al-Hakeem (long may he live), called upon the preachers and speakers of the pulpit of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) to undertake their research with accuracy in transmitting the narrations of the Infallibles (peace be upon them), to be sure of their veracity, and to collect them in an organised way, so that the masses may benefit from them, and to be safe from those who wish to cause confusion and opposition, those who wish to attack the school of the Ahlul-Bayt  (peace be upon them).

His Eminence gave this message to a delegation of preachers and scholars from the holy Seminary (Hawzah) of Najaf who came to visit him on Tuesday 21st Dhil-Hijjah.

He also explained the importance of the duty of spreading the teachings of Islam, which represents a vital role in which reminding the believers and connecting them with the heritage and path of the Ahlul-Bayt  (Peace be upon them).

His Eminence ended the talk by praying for God's help and support for the preachers in their mission, which requires more effort and incessancy, as well as focus on urging the people to return to God, and to hold on to the teachings of the pure religion of Islam. This is so especially as the believers place importance on the season of Ashura and in attending the Majalis in commemoration of Imam Husain (peace be upon him) and the great tragedy of Karbala, in order to gain knowledge and understanding of Islam derived from the Holy Quran and the teachings of the Prophet and his holy progeny (peace eb upon them).

Day Questions

I have heard that people who have born out of marriage are seen as inheriting ‘bad blood’, which means they naturally have a “bad blood line”?

Those people do not bear the responsibly of their parents’ crime. They are judged by almighty Allah just like He judges other people. He said: “He who does wrong will have the recompense thereof” (123:4).

Can I sit at a table with those who are playing cards, dominoes and chess on it?

It is prohibited to watch the chess players while they are playing. It is permissible to watch the players of other gambling games, unless this leads to encouraging these games or similar prohibitions.

I am not satisfied in my job. I am trying my best to get another job but not succeeded. Kindly give some advice or dua.

Seek forgiveness from the Almighty Allah and praising Mohamed and his household (peace be upon them) - reciting "Salewat" repeatedly as they are one of the acts that make the calls answered.

When I wipe my head in wudhu, I make a parting in my hair in order for the scalp to be wiped with the wetness of the wudhu. Do I need to do this?

<p style="text-align: left;">It is not necessary to wipe in this way. It is sufficient to wipe over the hair of the front of the head and it is not obligatory for the dampness of the wudhu to reach the scalp.</p>

My question is about beating our chest in month of Moharram, is it permissible?

Beating the chests in the ceremonies of Moharam is one of the examples of expressing the sadness and grief to what happened to the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) in the tragedy of Karbala.