The Meeting of His Eminence with the Managers of the Mawakib of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him)

The Meeting of His Eminence with the Managers of the Mawakib of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him)

His Eminence Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Mohamed Saeed al-Hakeem advised those who serve at the mawakib of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him), that they be strong armour for the genuine religion of Islam, for the true path of the Ahlullbait (peace be upon them), and for the Islamic seminary (Howzah), by attaching themselves to the teachings from Imam Hussain’s (peace be upon him) life, and informing people of his great cause for which he sacrificed himself alongside his family and companions, and by engraining this in the future generations.

His Eminence gave this advice to a delegation of managers of the mawakib of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him), in Najaf on Wednesday 28 Dhil-Hijjah 1438 (20 September 2017).

His Eminence also called them to understand that their creed has become greater and elevated, and the nations of the world respect it due to the commitment the believers have in abiding by the laws of God and avoiding from the sins, and safeguarding the teachings of the Infallibles (peace be upon them) and following their footsteps.

His Eminence also invited the managers of the mawakib of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him.) and the mourners of Imam Hussain (Peace be upon him) to adhere to the expressions of grief over of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them).

The meeting was concluded by praying for their success and divine support, and asked them to spread the spirit of harmony and love and unity amongst each other, appreciating their efforts and the time they have spent in serving the pilgrims to the holy shrines, as well as the giving of support to the peace forces and the popular mobilisation which has reached the north and west of Iraq.

Day Questions

Can anyone enjoin the good and forbid the evil or it is obligatory on scholars and religious leaders only?

It is obligatory on every believer to enjoin the good and forbid the wrong if the conditions are met.

What is the Islamic ruling on becoming a surrogate mother?

Based on compulsory precaution it is prohibited to insert, in the womb of a woman, an egg that is fertilized by a sperm of other than her husband, unless the fertilized egg is old enough to be conventionally recognized as an embryo outside the womb. In this case, it is permissible to insert the embryo inside the womb of a surrogate mother. The child belongs to the husband and wife, the source of the egg and the sperm used to fertilize it.

If I lived in a house for many years and then I sell the house, are the proceeds of the sale subject to khums?

If the price paid for the sold house is more than the price paid when you purchased it, then the profit will be added to his income for that year which will be subject to Khums after the deductions of expenses. If the sale price for the house is less than the purchase price then the proceeds of the house are not subject to Khums.

In what situations can khulaʾ divorce take place and how?

The khulaʾ divorce is not valid unless the woman hates her tie of marriage with her husband in such a way that her hatred leads her to not fulfilling her conjugal duties. Simply not liking him without reaching such a level of resentment does not suffice for bringing about the divorce by khulaʾ. When all conditions are met, the woman can start the divorce formula by saying "khālaʾtuka ʿalā..." (I form a khulaʾ divorce for the amount of...), and she states the amount of money that she is willing to give him. The husband says afterwards with his intention of accepting the khulaʾ divorce, "Radhītu bi-dhālik" (I accept that). If she does not hate him to the level of refusing his marital rights, the khulaʾ divorce cannot be established, and the normal revocable divorce can take place then, which does not become irrevocable unless the waiting period is completed.

Is the testimony of Imam Ali's (peace be upon him) Wilayah permissible to be recited, while it is recited in the Adhan and Iqamah?

<p style="text-align: left;">It is unlawful to recite the third testimony during the prayers since it is not amongst the divinely authorized words that are allowed to be recited in prayer. Intentionally reciting it then makes the prayer void. It is allowed to recite it during other worships, like prayers on the deceased or during the Adhan as they do not have the condition of not including human-formulated words.</p>