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 a believer prefers to seek help and assistance from Almighty Allah by saying Ya Allah Madad instead of Ya Ali Madad, is it correct to say that he has expressed enmity to the 14 Infallibles in general and to Imam Ali (peace be upon him) in particular and he is no more a Shia?

There is nothing wrong with seeking the mercy directly from Almighty Allah, nor with seeking the intercession of Imam Ali (peace be upon him), since the matter entirely is in hand of Allah. Seeking the intercession of Imam Ali means asking Almighty Allah by the intercession of Imam Ali, so the chances of one’s wishes being answered is greater than directly asking Almighty Allah.

Is payment of Zakat on any amount of money obligatory and what are the conditions to be met, if any?

It is not obligatory to pay the Zakat on cash, as it is not one of the nine things upon which Zakat is obligatory. However, it is obligatory to pay Khums if the necessary conditions are met.

Do we need a scholar in order to perform the temporary marriage contract?

The contract can be done by yourselves, but it is better to seek the help of a religious cleric.