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

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

1) who is the Wilayat al-Faqih in these days? 2) Is it obligatory to do taqleed of the Wali al-Faqih? 3) If someone does taqleed of a marja other than the wali al-faqih and in a particular issue the fatwas of both differ, what is the duty of the moqallid? Can he follow his marja, or does he have to follow the Wilayat al-Faqih?

Wilayat al faqih is a branch issue that religious jurists did not agree on. The individual should choose the most knowledgeable jurist that is described with all necessary conditions for imitation - Taqleed. If determining the right religious jurist (Merji) was based on religious evidence then the individual should follow the verdicts of the chosen jurist whether this jurist believes in the issue of wilayat al faqih or does not.

If a man waives the remaining time in a temporary marriage which was consummated, then after a few days the same man and woman engage in another temporary marriage which is not consummated, will the women have to observe the waiting period after it ends?

When the marriage is consummated and the time of the temporary marriage is finished or the husband forgoes the remaining time of marriage, if the couple wanted to remarry again then the woman does not have to undertake the waiting period, iddah. If the woman wanted to marry another man, she is not permitted to do so unless she observes the waiting period of the marriage with the previous husband.

What is the Islamic ruling on treasury bills? Treasury bills are given when you lend money to the government and expect it to be returned with interest at the end of a specified period.

It is permissible to make use of the treasury bills, and one must not intend to make a deal with the government, but rather intend to make use of this mechanism. When collecting the money, it should be on behalf of the religious ruler i.e. the Marja.

Is Ilm Raml and Ilm Hisab permissible in the school of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them)?

Learning and teaching such knowledge is not prohibited, but believing in its result and implementing them is prohibited.