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)
2017/09/20

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.

استقبال طلبات التسجيل في الدورة الصيفية العاشرة للشباب المغترب وغيرهم

Day Questions

If during Ê¿iddah, both the husband and wife start talking to each other, will this be considered as a return to the marriage bond?

There should be an expression of return, like actions or words, which indicates returning from the divorce to the relationship of marriage.

I would like to know if I can change my Taqleed from a living Mujtahid to Ayatullah Sayyid Sa'eed al-Hakeem?

You should stay on your Taqleed unless it is proven to you that his eminence Sayyid al-Hakeem (may Allah prolong his life) is more knowledgeable than your current Marja by referring to the experts who can certify this when they refer to the juristic derivation ways of both of them.

For the father to make his daughter in charge of her own marriage, must he explicitly mentioned this to her? Or does it suffice that he allows her to be in sexual relationships with whomever she wills, basically to seek her own partner, and that when asked if she would be able to marry whoever she wills without the consent of her father she replies in the affirmative?

<p style="text-align: left;">The consent of the guardian does not have to be direct and explicit in order for the girl to be considered in charge of her marriage. It suffices that she has absolute freedom in choosing her husband, in the manner described, in such a way that she is not recognized by the social standard to be bypassing the right of the guardian when she chooses a husband without referring to him.</p>

What is the ruling of playing video games? If the believer knows that even when playing during spare time (when not working and already doing the Islamic obligations daily), are the allowed to play as a spare time hobby?

It is permissible unless the opponent is the computer in a prohibited game like chess or Cards then it is not permissible based on compulsory precaution.

Is it obligated to visit the shrine of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him)?

<p style="text-align: left;">Visiting the shrine of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) is considered one of the highly recommended deeds. Many narrations of the Imams of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) urge the believers to do so, and that Almighty Allah will reward the visitors a great reward.</p>