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

Is it obligatory for the man to offer a dower for temporary marriage, even if they both agree on no dower?

The temporary marriage without including the dower is invalid, so it must be stipulated even if it is a small amount. The wife can forgo it after the temporary marriage contract takes place.

I live in two cities; the distance between is more than 4 Farsakhs – approximately 23 kilometers. I live for two days in one of them and five days in the other every week. Am I considered as a traveler?

If the two cities are both your permanent hometowns, then you should fast in both of them. If your hometown was one of them and your connection to the other city is temporary, for a month or two for instance, then you should fast in your hometown and not fast in the other.

If an unbeliever asks me to help him pray to Allah so that his legitimate desires be granted by Allah, can I do so? And if he gives me a gift for it, can I accept it?

You can pray for their guidance, and you can also accept their gifts. Religious narrations encourage good behavior with the unbelievers.

When I am taking into account whether I am financially able to perform the pilgrimage, one should have money for the expenses of how many days after Hajj?

It is not obligatory to perform pilgrimage if one does not have the financial capability to cover the expenses to travel to and from the sacred lands, in such a way that it does not negatively affect his dignity or cause hardship to him.