His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid al-Hakeem received a group of reverts from Europe, amongst whom was French youth who declared himself a Muslim

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid al-Hakeem received a group of reverts from Europe, amongst whom was French youth who declared himself a Muslim
2019/02/02

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohamed Saeed al-Hakeem received a group of reverts from Germany, France and Italy. Amongst them was a French youth who professed Islam and gave his Testimonies of Faith in the presence of His Eminence.

His Eminence advised the believers of the West to fortify themselves by abiding by the laws of Islam, and that they behave with the best of etiquettes, following in the footsteps of the Infallibles (peace be upon them), which they gave many sacrifices to preserve.

In the end of this meeting, His Eminence expressed his happiness on their guidance to the right path, and he called them to remain aloof from confusions and Satanic attacks, through further fortitude and faith, and he prayed to the Almighty to support them in their obedience to Him and that He accepts their pilgrimage, and that they see its blessings and bounties in this world and the Hereafter.

Day Questions

If we deposit some amount in the bank and they offer some profit to us, is it permissible to take it?

If it is an unconditional grant, not pursuant to any loan contract, then it is permissible to take it.

I have two homes, one in a city and another at my native village, and the distance between them is about 200 km. I mainly work and live in the city and visit my village every month or so for a few days. What is the ruling of fasting and praying there?

As long as the native village was your hometown where you used to live and you did not abandon it – i.e. you still consider it as your home town – then your prayer must be offered in full and you can fast as well while you are staying there.

A person works in a company, in which a part of his work is related to interest-based activities. Will all his income become unlawful or the part of it?

If one of the elements of his work involves forming interest-based contractual agreements (e.g. drafting them) or ask the customer to pay the interest, then his earnings pertaining to that part of his work is unlawful.

When paying Zakat al-Fitra, is it necessary that the poor Shia recipient offers the five daily prayers? Is it possible to give it to children of a single mother who does not pray?

Based on an obligatory precaution one should not pay Zakat al-Fitra to a believer who does not pray. It is permissible to pay it to a child.