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.

Day Questions

If a Shia Muslim employer is paying low salaries to his employees irrespective of status or rank, and it is lower than the market rate, is this permissible? If a person is promoted to a higher rank, but his salary remains the same, is this permissible? If an employee bears this injustice against him, will he be rewarded for his forbearance, or should he beg and demand for his rightful salary according to market rate? If the employee speaks with his parents, relatives and friends about the situation and complains against the employer, is this regarded as Gheebah (backbiting)?

It is not prohibited for the employer to pay his employees less than the market rate salary, if the employees agree to the wages, as they have the option to accept or reject the job. If a believer is patient in the times of hardships and misfortunes, then he will be rewarded for it, God willing. But if one can get a better job, but decided to be patient in staying on the current low-salary job, then we cannot be certain that he will be rewarded. If he explained his situation to others without belittling his current employer then it is not prohibited.

What is the term "rizq" that is mentioned in the Quran means? Is it just wealth, food, or what?

It means all good things that almighty Allah has blessed the human being with.

I am a Shia Sayyid. Is it allowed for me to get married to a Sunni girl?

<ul> <li style="text-align: left;">It is permissible for a Shia Sayyid man to marry a Sunni woman. It is better to have an expert in Shia religious rules to perform the marriage contract to make sure that it is legitimate and correct.</li> </ul>