The Department for Youth and Universities in the Office of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Al-Hakim organized a forum on the importance of the age of youth for the first batch of Iraqi university students and educational institutions.

The Department for Youth and Universities in the Office of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Al-Hakim organized a forum on the importance of the age of youth for the first batch of Iraqi university students and educational institutions.
2018/06/25

The Department for Youth and Universities, under the Office of the His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Saeed Al-Hakim, organized a forum for the first batch of Iraqi university students and educational institutions, which took place at Madrasah Ayatollah Sayyid Mohsin al-Hakim in the holy city of Najaf, during a summer holiday course. In this forum, the scholar Sayyid Tu’mah al-Jabiri gave a lecture entitled, ‘The Importance of the Age of Youth’.
The Sayyid began his talk by welcoming those attending and praised their participation in such an event in the vicinity of the grave of Imam Ali (peace be upon him). He spoke of the virtues of being on such sacred grounds, and of the need to capitalize on this time near the Imam (peace be upon him), and to feel the spiritual change within us.
He emphasized the importance of the age of youth in the life of a human, as that time in the life of a person which will define the success during his life journey, or lack thereof. During this important part of one’s life, it is necessary to have cognizance and education. Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said, “You, the youth of the community, will soon be the elders of the community.” They have this responsibility and they are the future leaders of Iraq.

Day Questions

Most government banks propose to their customers deposit accounts with fixed interest payments. Is it permissible to deposit money in these accounts with the intention of obtaining the interest?

You are allowed to give money to government banks. It is necessary when receiving the funds from such banks to intend to receive them on behalf of his Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Al Hakeem (may Allah prolong his life), and to then take ownership of the funds after that.

There is a good believer who leads the prayers, but mispronounces the vowels (harakat), for example he says "Bismillahir-Rahmanur-Raheem" instead of "Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Raheem", i.e. he puts a Dhammah on the Noon instead of Kasrah. I approached him privately and explained to him the mistake but he took offense and still recites it incorrectly. Can we pray behind him?

Based on what you have mentioned about the recitation of the said person, your congregational prayer behind him is invalid during Maghrib, Isha and Morning prayers based on compulsory precaution. You can pray behind him in Dhuhur and Asr prayers but you should recite for yourself.

Can a divorced woman remarry without the permission of her father?

She does not require the permission of the father for the second marriage, if her first marriage was consummated, although it is better to correspond with the family as this preserves the links of love and respect within the family.

Can we keep models of the shrines of the Imams (peace be upon them) in our homes and mosques and seek our wishes from them?

It is permissible to seek the blessings from whatever is related to the Prophet and the Imams (peace be upon them all). Seeking one's wishes from them is basically seeking intercession from them because of their high rank and closeness to Almighty Allah.