His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Sayyid al-Hakeem directs university students towards investing into the tragedy of Karbala, for the purpose of calling to the right path, towards salvation and accomplishment of this world and the Hereafter.

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Sayyid al-Hakeem directs university students towards investing into the tragedy of Karbala, for the purpose of calling to the right path, towards salvation and accomplishment of this world and the Hereafter.
2018/12/05

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Saeed al-Hakeem directed the students of Iraqi universities towards investing into the sorrowful tragedy of Karbala and to gain from it in today’s era. The tragedy calls to the true path of salvation and achievement of this word and the Hereafter. He gave these words of guidance to a contingent of medical and engineering students from various parts of the country on 16th September 2018.
Similarly, he advised them to make use of the educational courses of beliefs and Sharia laws, so that one can form a strong foundation of reality and pass it on to others; one can thus avoid misguidance from the truth. One should try to fully comprehend the revolution of Imam Husain (peace be upon him) and his sacrifices, as he gave everything that he had for the cause of the religion and its sanctity, so that his mission and purpose can give fruit to a path to it, all in the interest of this religion and in the struggle against deviation and unveiling falsification.
In the end of this meeting, His Eminence prayed to the Most High and Powerful to accept their pilgrimage, (Zyarat) and their good deeds, and to support them to the path that pleases Him. Indeed He is the Al-Hearing and the Responder to supplications.

Day Questions

If I had $1000 at the end of a year after deducting expenses, and I paid khums leaving $800. During the following year, I spent $200 from the $800. By the end of the year, I saved an extra $400 after expenses. Must I pay khums on $200 or $400?

Your net wealth is $1000, whereas $800 is the 80% of last year’s net income after khums was paid. This means that your net income for this year is $200 from which you have to pay khums ($40). Therefore, for the next year $960 will be exempted from khums ($800 from the previous year, plus $160 remaining from the current year).

What are your views regarding the story of burning the door of Fatima Al- Zahra (peace be upon her)?

There is no doubt that the attack against the house of Fatima Al-Zahra (peace be upon her) took place in order to force Imam Ali (peace be upon him) to pay allegiance. The Sunni and Shia books of history have recorded this, like Tareekh Al-Tabari (v.2, p.619). This indicates that in order to strengthen their power they were prepared to violate the sanctity of the most noble respected house in Islam, where the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his progeny) himself used to seek permission before entering it. The details of the attack are mentioned in various books of Sunnis and Shias.

In order to calculate the khums at the end of the fiscal year, do I consider the money or savings which I have earned only a few weeks ago and which have remained unspent?

Yes, the unspent savings and monies at the end of the khums year should be considered, whether that money was with you throughout the whole year or you just received it.