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 the rule on doing Dua to the members of Ahlulbait ? Is it allowed to ask them for favors? Or is it better to ask directly to Almighty Allah for needs?

The dua (supplication) is asking Almighty Allah. The imams of the Ahlulbait are intercessors to Almighty Allah and Almighty Allah does not reject their intercession. Nothing is wrong in seeking intercession from the Prophet and his household (peace be upon them). It is mentioned in the Holy Quran that Almighty Allah had said: “And if, when they had wronged themselves, they had but come unto thee and asked forgiveness of Allah, and asked forgiveness of the Messenger, they would have found Allah Forgiving, Merciful.” (4:64)

Is it sufficient to wipe my head with one finger during wudhu?

Yes, doing so is sufficient in the correctness of the wudhu.

If a man proposes to a woman and his faith and manners are good, is it then recommended or permissible to resort to Istikhara for the sake of knowing whether the marriage will be good or not or should the proposal be accepted on the basis of his virtue?

As long as the proposed man is religious and virtuous, it is better to accept him for marriage since the encouragement to accept such person is reported in many narrations, although it is permissible to refer to Istikhara.

In Umrah Mufraddah after doing taqsir and before tawaf al-nisa can I use or eat perfume?

If he shortened his hair during the Umrah Mufradah, all prohibitions of ihram become permissible except for women. When he completes tawaf -al-nida, women become permissible for him.