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

How do we seek intercession with God through the Prophet and Imams of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them all)? Is there a certain dua?

It was reported in some narrations that Imam Mosa Al-Kadhim – our Seventh Imam (peace be upon him) – said to his one of companions: “If you have a request from Allah say: Allahumma inni As’aloka bi haqqi Mohammadin wa Alliyyin fa inna lehuma shaanan minash-shaan, wa qadran minal-qader, fa bihaqqi dhalikash-shaan wa bihaqqi thalikal-qader, an tosalli alla Mohammadin wa Aal-Mohammad wa an……." then you mention your request. The translation of the said supplication is: O my Lord I ask you by the right of Mohammad and Ali as they have a (high) position amongst the positions and a (high) value amongst the values. By this position and this value praise be on Mohammad and his progeny and…” then say what your request is. There are other supplications mentioned in books of supplication.

Nowadays there are many youths that are in a state of confusion and cannot get married easily; are they really to blame for this situation and could it really be prohibited?

It is not permissible to masturbate. To satisfy the sexual desire, one should look for proper and religiously accepted ways by permanent or temporary marriage.

If a man and a woman are praying in the same room, how far apart they must be from each other.

It is permissible for the man and woman to pray next to each other, although it is disliked. Such dislike can be avoided when the position of the man is ahead of the woman, in such a way that when she prostrates her forehead would be adjacent to his knees. It is better that the man's position is ahead of that of the woman's by a distance of a step.