His Eminence Grand Ayatullah Sayyid al-Hakeem visits the Maqam of the Awaited Imam (may Allah hasten his reappearance) in Masjid al-Sahlah, Kufah.

His Eminence Grand Ayatullah Sayyid al-Hakeem visits the Maqam of the Awaited Imam (may Allah hasten his reappearance) in Masjid al-Sahlah, Kufah.
2019/02/26

His Eminence, Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem visited the holy station – the Maqam – which marks the place where the Awaited Imam (may Allah hasten his reappearance) in the great al-Sahlah Mosque, in the city of Kufah, on Tuesday 26th February 2019, coinciding with the auspicious birth anniversary of Lady Fatimah al-Zahra (peace be upon her).

His Eminence led the noon and afternoon congregational prayers there, in the courtyard besides the holy Maqam in the great Mosque.

He prayed to the Almighty to support and help the believers and the workers at the site, and to accept their righteous deeds, for He is the All-Listener, the One Who Responds.

Day Questions

During Takbeeratul-Ihram, is it obligatory to raise my hands?

It is not mandatory to raise the hands, but it is recommended.

My paternal uncle passed away recently. He did not have any children of his own, and none of his brothers and sisters are alive either. He does have nephews and nieces, including us. He has five nieces (myself and my sisters) from one brother, two nephews and a niece from another brother, and two nephews and three nieces from a sister. How will the inheritance be divided?

The inheritance is divided into five shares: two shares for you and your sisters equally, two shares for the offspring of your uncle, the males receiving twice as much as the females, and one share for the offspring of your aunt, the males receiving twice as much as the females.

Can I offer my prayer when wearing clothes that has blood from a wound even if the size of the blood is little?

If the blood on it is less than the size of a 'dirham' – which should be considered to be no more than 2.3cm as an obligatory precaution – then it is exempted during the prayer from the rule of najasah, and one may pray with such clothing. However, such clothes are still najis, so if his hand touches the blood on the clothes with transferable dampness, then he must purify the hand before offering the prayer.

Can we adopt Sufi practices of Irfan?

It is not right to depend on other than the holy Quran and the reliable narrations of the Prophet and the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) in the matters of religion, including Irfan. There are many such narrations that explain the recommended worship acts and the kind of relation a man should have with Almighty Allah. Muslims are encouraged to gain the religious and godly knowledge from these original sources only.