His Eminence Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem advises students of foreign universities to do good deeds and present Islam in its true luminous nature

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem advises students of foreign universities to do good deeds and present Islam in its true luminous nature
2018/12/26

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem, advised university students from Western countries to do good and beneficial deeds, and to co-exist with others in those societies in the best of ways, truthfulness and steadfastness, showing the true light of Islamic teachings and beliefs; and they should continue to strive to serve their religion. He gave this message while hosting a group of guests consisting of students from American and British universities.

His Eminence called his guests to fulfil their responsibilities in serving their religion, their faith, their values and to remain steadfast on them, and not to allow these things to melt away in such environments. They should invest themselves into their communities while remaining strong on their faith and connected to God Almighty, and following path of the Holy Prophet and the Imams (peace be upon them all).

To conclude the meeting, His Eminence, prayed for God Almighty to support them and give them strength and success, and he requested the guests to convey his advice and his greetings to the communities in which they live in.

Day Questions

If I have started employment and am earning my own income, how do I give khums? Do I give 20% of my salary each time it enters my bank account? Do I wait a year and then give 20% of what I have left?

If the salary payments are deposited in an account in a private or government bank, then it is subject to khums. This also applies to a transfer of the salary payments to an account in a private bank. If the salary payments are transferred into an account in a government bank, then it not considered owned until it is withdrawn physically and khums is not due before that. It is obligatory to pay khums at the end of the khums year from what remains after any expenses paid.

Did the Imams (Peace be upon them) claim to be infallible?

There is no doubt that the followers of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) base the belief in the infallibility of the Imams (peace be upon them) on solid sources, starting from verse 33:33. Other texts indicate this directly and sometimes indirectly. As an example, it was reported in Ziyarat ul Jamiaa which was narrated by Imam Ali Al-Hadi in an authentic way: "Allah has guarded you from lapses and saved you from attractions (of life, Satan, etc)".

Can you please tell me the signs of the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (peace be upon him)?

It appears from some of the narrations that there are three inevitable signs; they are: the appearance of the sun from the west, and the cry from the sky that will declare the reappearance of the Imam, and the swallowing of the earth in the desert. Other signs are possible. There is no doubt that Almighty Allah will establish undoubted clear evidence when he reappears, so it is better to delay paying attention to these issues to their designated times and not rushing to conclusions in this Godly matter, since He will clarify it at its appropriate time.

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