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

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 live in the West and there is always confusion as to whether it is permissible or prohibited to eat pizzas made by non-Muslims and baked in their oven. Can we eat it or not?

If it does not contain meat, then it is permissible to eat, provided that it is not known to have come into contact with anything Najis. If it contains meat, then it is not permissible to consume it in non Muslim countries unless there is religious evidence that the meat is from an animal that was slaughtered in accordance to Islam.

In today’s world the hunters, when hunting birds like ducks and geese, use lead shots as a weapon of killing, but not sharp objects. Are the meat of birds killed by non-sharp shots permissible to consume?

If the bullets are tapered, then the hunted animal is lawful to consume. If they were rounded in shape then the animal is not lawful to consume based on an obligatory precaution.

Is it better for a woman to offer her Prayers at the Mosque or at her house?

The women's prayer at home is better than her prayer at the mosque.

If someone makes a nidr (promise) to Allah to write a book, may he, instead of a book put it into a presentation on YouTube or make it into an audio file or does it have to be a book as he mentioned in the promise?

This depends on the intention of the person that did the vow – nathir. If he meant especially writing on paper, then it becomes obligatory to do so. If he meant composing in general, then this could be done by writing on paper or by presenting the information of the book in any form.

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