Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem received a delegation representing the Christian Church and the media in Germany.

Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem received a delegation representing the Christian Church and the media in Germany.
2018/03/04

Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem received a delegation representing the Christian Church and the media in Germany. His Eminence called for the communication of the truths as they are, and that the Marji’iyyah has no interests except to serve humanity and to safeguard their souls.

His Eminence received this delegation on Tuesday 27 February 2018 and spoke with them, in which they presented to him their work in Iraq and other regions, and their endeavours to report the realities as they are to the world, and what they have experienced due to that.

His Eminence, during this meeting, expressed to his guests the fatherly role of the Marji’iyyah in society in realising peace, and the great emphasis it has in preserving the lives of the men, women and children, as well as their property, whatever creed and race they have; the Marji’iyyah has no interests except to serve people and to protect them from dangers.

His Eminence called the media to accuracy and the informing of the truth, without seeing which party it will suit and which party it will not suit.

His Eminence emphasised his respect towards all those who strive towards knowing the truth and knowing the great lies, accusations and deceptions that have targeted the Shi’ahs.

Day Questions

What is meant by the term "Adalah"?

Adalah – as a condition in the imam of the congregational prayer and in the witness – is a level of fearing Almighty Allah that leads to avoiding the committing of major sins. Committing small sins without insistence does not affect it. Adalah – as a condition in the marja – is a high level of God-fearing which leads the person to refraining from disobeying the religious laws and committing sins – whether the sins are small or major. If on the rare occasion he commits a sin, he would rush to repent to Almighty Allah and seek his forgiveness. A person who holds 'adālah is called "adil".

A brother finds that he has difficulty getting up for Fajr prayers; he sets an alarm but then either subconsciously or consciously turns it off with the weak excuse that he will get up soon, but falls back asleep. Of course he does not intend to commit sin, but finds that his fatigue gets the best of him. Do you have any advice on how he can fix this problem?

A believer is not responsible if the prayer is not offered on time because he was not awake. Continuous efforts to perform the Morning Prayer on time, whether it is by an alarm clock or by asking someone else to wake him up or by any other way, will make it a habit for him to wake up on time without difficulties.

Is the besmellah part of the Fatiha and not part of the rest of the chapters?

Religious scholars differ in this issue but the common and known shia opinion is that the besmellah is part of every chapter except chapter of beraa No.9.