His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid al-Hakeem calls the Students of the Seminary towards Mastering Knowledge through Insight and Deliberation, and to Abstain from Hastening to Making Judgements far from the Standards and Principles of Quran and the Infall

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid al-Hakeem calls the Students of the Seminary towards Mastering Knowledge through Insight and Deliberation, and to Abstain from Hastening to Making Judgements far from the Standards and Principles of Quran and the Infall
2018/06/14

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid al-Hakeem called the students of the Seminary towards mastering knowledge through insight and deliberation, and to abstain from hastening to making judgements that could be far from the standards and principles set by the Quran and taught by the Infallibles (peace be upon them) for all the Muslims. He said this to the students of Al-Mustafa University of the holy city of Qum, Iran, of various nationalities.
He also advised them to bear the trials and many difficult circumstances that they face in studying and will face in preaching. They will face those people in their homelands who might not have understanding or they might implement no teaching of religion. Therefore, it is necessary to be fortified in being accurate and precise in the jurisprudential sciences and the religious edicts, far from confusion. One should takes these teachings with solid proof, and from their original and pristine sources, with wisdom and accuracy, so that they may be presented to others in a convincing and calm way.
His Eminence concluded his talk by praying to the Almighty that He accepts their Ziyarah and that He supports them in their missions in bearing the enormous responsibility of spreading the word of Islam.

Day Questions

If I am in the taqlīd of a certain marja, should I follow him only on Sharia matters or all matters?

It is obligatory on the individual to refer to the marja in learning about the religious rulings and implementing them in the matters of his worships, dealings, family relations and relations with other people, since the sharia has rulings and guidance for all issues that one could run into. In other aspects of life, the marja is referred to as an advisor since he has knowledge on the Holy Quran and the teachings of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them).

A person is a tenant of a property owned by a Shia Waqf organization. That person refuses to pay the agreed rent amount. Can such a person offer prayers in his house where the arrears are still outstanding and are such prayers valid?

If the said property is used by a person without paying its due rent then he is considered as a ghasib (usurper) and the prayer in such a place - if he is attentive of the fact that it is prohibited - is void.

When paying the Kaffara, can I give it to my brothers?

Yes, you can give it to them if they were in need.

Can I have friendship with a female class fellow?

Friendship with the opposite sex may lead to committing sins, so we advise you to stay away from it.