His Eminence Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem advises the preachers from Pakistan to reach the remote areas to spread the message of Islam and the Ahlulbait

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem advises the preachers from Pakistan to reach the remote areas to spread the message of Islam and the Ahlulbait
2019/06/11

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Saeed al-Hakeem spoke to male and female preachers from Pakistan of the necessity of reaching the remote areas of Pakistan in order to teach the people there the Islamic laws, and to invite them to the True Path, and to propagate to them the message of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them).

This advice was also directed especially towards the female preachers. After exerting their efforts in learning and studying, they must undertake their duties as preachers, by explaining the Islamic laws pertaining to women, so that the women can benefit from them in those areas. His Eminence continued to advise preachers towards having good behavior and etiquettes, humility, and keeping close to other believers, so that every one of them can fulfil their duties towards God in a manner that pleases Him, the Prophet and the Infallibles (peace be upon them all).

At the end, His Eminence supplicated to God that He accept the guests’ ziyarah and good deeds, and He answers their calls, and He supports them in their endeavors and duties, while interacting with others with love, compassion, honesty and humility. He prayed that He gives them the fruit of their good acts in this life and in the Hereafter. He is, indeed, All-Hearing, All-Knowing.

Day Questions

On which days or nights does the soul of a dead person visit his/her home?

It is narrated that every soul, whether it is of a believer or a non-believer, visits their relatives at mid-day (Dhuhr time). if the soul see them doing good deeds, it thanks Almighty Allah for that if it was of a believer, and that of the non-believer regrets what it had committed.

Is it permissible to pray Maghrib and Isha together, and to pray Dhuhr and Asr together? Is it better to have a small gap in between them?

Joining between the prayers is permissible. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his progeny) did do this, as is narrated by Shias and Sunnis. However, performing the prayers at the best designated times is better. The best times of the prayers are mentioned in the books of Islamic laws.

I own a store where lottery tickets are sold, and I receive a certain profit on each ticket sold. Is this permissible for me?

The transaction of the commonly-known lottery tickets is based on purchasing a paper ticket confirming certain numbers he has chosen, and as a result he is entered into a lottery draw. If the chosen numbers match the numbers randomly drawn, they win the prize. Such a transaction is permissible, and selling the tickets of such a lottery is permissible.

How many days after giving birth should I start praying? And how should I be showering after that? After how many days from the birth date can I and my husband retain our sexual life?

If a woman has a habit of duration, she should observe the rules for women during their menstrual period for the same number of day as the days of the menstruation period, so she should not perform her prayers and not have sex with her husband. If she continues to see blood after this period, then as an obligatory precaution she should do the same for a further day. She may continue to do so until the completion of the ten days. The remaining period of discharge is considered to be as Istihadha. If she does not a habit of duration, she should observe the above-mentioned rulings for ten days. The remaining period of discharge is considered to be as Istihadha, and based on an obligatory precaution she should observe the prohibitions of the woman during lochia (Nifas) and act upon the rules of Istihadha for the completion of eighteen days.