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
2019/03/09

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

Is it permissible to work in a supermarket where alcoholic beverages are sold?

If it does not lead to being involved in selling them, then it is permissible.

I have been told that the narrations regarding rings other than aqiq, such as feyroza, yaqoot etc. are weak. Is this true, and does that mean that wearing a ring other than aqiq has no benefit?

Wearing turquoise (feyroza) is confirmed in some narrations and whoever wears it does not face poverty; also, the same has been reported with respect to ruby. We do not need to investigate the authenticity of such narrations, as these actions will be deemed ‘mustahabb’ (recommended) even if they are not authenticated. This is because Almighty Allah, as per authentic narrations, has promised to reward the deeds of the believers if they performed those deeds relying on such narrations, even if such narrations were not authenticated.

While praying, is it permissible to perform prostration on the agate (aqeeq) of the ring you are wearing in case a turbah is not available?

It is not sufficient to prostrate on the agate based on an obligatory precaution. When one loses the prostration clay (the turbah) during the prayer, one can cut the prayer, look for something else to be prostrated upon and repeat the prayer.