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

Is it true that wearing black clothing is disliked? If so, does this also apply when wearing black clothes to mourn the tragedies of the Ahlulnait (peace be upon them)?

It is reported in religious texts not to wear black clothes, which suggests that it is disliked to do so. However, there is no doubt that it is preferable to wear black clothes to mourn what happened to Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) and his household and companions as this represents loyalty and love for the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them).

If during iddah both husband and wife start talking to each other over the phone; will it count as “ruju” and has the marriage been reinstated?

The telephone conversation is not considered as a return unless their conversation included statements that refer to the resumption of the marriage; if it did, the wife has returned to the ties of marriage.

Shaikh Saduq in "Al-Ilal" narrated the sermon of Shiqshiqiya via a chain of narrators ending with Ibn Abbas. There is Ikrima in that chain. Was he an enemy of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them)?

The mentioned sermon is famous and was narrated by different chains of narrators, furthermore, the fact that if the one narrates an incident or a narration that does not support some of his beliefs and even goes against them, then this is an indication that the narration is true. It is known that some of the content of this sermon does not correspond to the beliefs of the enemies of the Ahlul-bait (peace be upon them); therefore, the authenticity of the sermon is beyond doubt.