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

I want to know if smoking Shisha is prohibited?

Smoking tobacco whether it was in Shisha or cigarette is permissible.

I have started my business last year on credit basis and by the Grace of Allah I have completed one year of our business this year. So please tell me how I should calculate khums from business earnings even if I still have debts to clear.

With the assumption that you paid khums on the capital money before you used it for the business, at the end of the khums fiscal year the debts and all other paid expenses for that year are deducted from the profits and khums is due on the remaining balance. If the balance is zero or negative, no khums is due for that year.

What are the religious rules for the parents following the birth of a child?

<p style="text-align: left;">A number of things are reported to be recommended following the birth of a child, amongst them are the following:<br />1. Bathing the baby as ghusl for him. Apparently, the one bathing the child is required to have the intention of ghusl.<br /> 2. Covering him with a white cloth, and it is disliked to use a yellow one.<br />3. Reciting the Adhan of the prayer in the right ear and the Iqamah in the left ear.<br />4. Placing water from the Euphrates River and a small amount of the earth of the grave of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) on the top and the bottom of his mouth. If the said is not available, rain water can be used instead. Also it is recommended to place honey and date on his jaw from the outside.<br />5. Choosing a good name for him. It was reported that the most truthful names are those which indicate servitude to Almighty Allah, like Abdullah and Abdul-Raheem. And the best names are the names of the prophets (peace be upon them) and their best is Muhammad. It has been reported also to name the baby "Ali". It is also reported that poverty does not enter a house where its residents are named Muhammad, Ahmad, Ali, Hasan, Husein, Ja'far, Talib or Abdullah, and amongst the females Fatima. It is also reported that it is recommended to name the baby boy at his birth "Muhammad" for at least seven days, and after that either continue naming him that or change it at that time.<br />6. Cutting the hair of the baby on the seventh day, donating its weight of gold or silver to the needy.<br />7. Circumcising the boy on the seventh day.<br />8. The "Aqeeqah": the sacrificing of a sheep, a goat, a cow or a camel. It is better to choose a male animal for the boy and a female animal for the girl.</p>