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

Is learning and teaching about interest entries in accounting lessons, as a student or teacher, prohibited?

<p style="text-align: left;">Such teaching or learning is permissible.</p>

If one cannot pronounce the divorce formula in Arabic does he need to assign an agent (wakil) to do so?

<p style="text-align: left;">No, it is not necessary to appoint an agent; if he is not able to pronounce it in Arabic, then he may do so in another language.</p>

Many people in our society have a faith that Imam Ali (Peace be upon him) is superior to Prophet Muhammad (Peace upon him and his progeny). So what is the truth?

<p style="text-align: left;">This is a big fabrication and can not be accepted. There is no doubt in the narrations of the Ahlulbait that the Prophet (peace be upon him) is better than all mankind and the superiority of the Ahlulbait over mankind is based on their relation to him and being the closest ever to him in their action and lifestyle. It is enough to refer to this narration that Al -Kulaini reported to clear this fallacy: "A man asked Imam Ali (peace be upon him): When was your Lord existing? Imam replied: "When was He ever absent so one could ask: when he existed". The man then asked the Imam: O Prince of devotees, are you a prophet? Imam replied by saying: "Woe to you, I am only one of Mohammad's slaves".</p>

Did the Imams (peace be upon them) claim to be infallible?

There is no doubt that the followers of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) base the belief in the infallibility of the Imams (peace be upon them) on solid sources, starting from verse 33:33. Other texts indicate this directly and sometimes indirectly. As an example, it was reported in Ziyarat ul Jamiaa which was narrated by Imam Ali Al-Hadi in an authentic way: "Allah has guarded you from lapses and saved you from attractions (of life, Satan, etc)".

Shaikh Saduq in "Al-Ilal" narrated the sermon of Shiqshiqiya via a chain of narrators ending with Ibn Abbas. There is Ikrima in that chain. Was he an enemy of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them)?

The mentioned sermon is famous and was narrated by different chains of narrators, furthermore, the fact that if the one narrates an incident or a narration that does not support some of his beliefs and even goes against them, then this is an indication that the narration is true. It is known that some of the content of this sermon does not correspond to the beliefs of the enemies of the Ahlul-bait (peace be upon them); therefore, the authenticity of the sermon is beyond doubt.