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

If the value of my debt is greater than the value of my wealth by the end of my khums year, is khums applicable upon me if there was an increase in my wealth from the previous year, but that I still do not have enough to completely pay off the debt from a loan?

If you have debts from this present year that remained unpaid at the end of the khums fiscal year, and they are more than the net profit of this current year, then you do not have to pay khums.

I am applying a cream to my skin for medical purposes, but the cream contains cetostearyl alcohol. Is this cream to be considered Najis? If so, how can I perform Wudhu and prayers?

If the alcohol mentioned causes intoxication, then it is Najis. If your hand and/or body come in contact with a Najis thing, then you need to purify them in order to perform the Wudhu.

Is it prohibited to become a boxer?

It is not permissible to expose one's self or others to death. Also it is not permissible to expose self or others to waste an organ or disable it based on compulsory precaution.

Are Druze and Alawites considered Muslims or not?

<p style="text-align: left;">They do not usually declare their beliefs, but if they believe in Islam and in the two testimonies, then they are considered as Muslims. If they believe in the divinity of other than Allah, then they are non-Muslims.</p>