His Eminence Sayyid al-Hakeem calls the Turkish Alawite community to establish brotherly ties with other communities, and to learn the teachings of Islam and abide by them

His Eminence Sayyid al-Hakeem calls the Turkish Alawite community to establish brotherly ties with other communities, and to learn the teachings of Islam and abide by them
2019/05/06

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem advised the Turkish Alawite community to strengthen the ties of love and brotherhood between themselves and other nations, and to continue the visitations of the holy shrines of the Infallible Imams (peace be upon them), to follow their virtuous path and to extend the bridges of acquaintance and friendship with the brothers in faith. His Eminence gave this advice during a meeting with visitors from the Turkish Alawite community.

His Eminence also recommended that they familiarize themselves with the laws of Islam and they learn their religious duties, through liaison and communication with scholars and preachers, and by abiding by the guidance of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them), and by performing their duties in their prescribed times.

His Eminence expressed his pleasure in meeting with them and having this dialogue, and reminded them of their religious principles which they are obligated to preserve, as well as their attachment to the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them), doing what is necessary to abide by the religious decrees.

His Eminence prayed for their success and for the acceptance of their good deeds, and asked them to convey his greetings to their relatives in Turkey.

Day Questions

If an item is subject to khums, can one use it before making the khums payment?

It is not permissible to use it before making the khums payment or getting permission to delay the payment from the Marji' or his authorized agent.

Is the “bismillah” part of the Suratul-Fatihah and not part of the rest of the chapters?

Religious scholars differ in this issue, but the opinion held by most of them is that “bismillah” is part of every chapter except the ninth chapter of Al-Bara’ah.

Somebody had income from lawful and unlawful sources, like he took interest from the believers. He has stopped doing this now and started practicing the religion. What is his obligation in respect to this money now, considering that he does not know how much he took from who?

If he does not know who he took the interest from, and he cannot determine which part of his wealth is lawful and which part is unlawful, then he should pay the khums from the mixed amount.

Can I follow a prayer imam if I do not know whether he is Adil?

The prayer behind a person whose Adalah is not established is void.