Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem Praises the Sacrifices of the Female Freed Prisoners of the Shia Turkmen and Shabak, and Recommends Everyone to be Proud of them, honor them and Sympathize with them

Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem Praises the Sacrifices of the Female Freed Prisoners of the Shia Turkmen and Shabak, and Recommends Everyone to be Proud of them, honor them and Sympathize with them
2019/08/17

Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem praised the sacrifices of the oppressed female freed prisoners of the Shiite Turkmen and Shabak, who were subjected to a great injustice, by the Dash criminals, who invaded the sanctities, sacred places and souls. His Eminence recommended all, especially believers, tribal chiefs and others to be proud of them and respected them, and honored them.

This took place during the reception of His Eminence to the female prisoners of the Shia Turkmen and Shabak, Tuesday, the 16th of July, 2019 who were freed from the hands of Dash criminal gangs.

His eminence, advised them to at the highest level of psychological comfort and since the oppressed should not consider injustice to be a disgrace to him. His eminence was pointing to the words of Imam Ali (peace be upon him): “a believer is not belittled when being oppressed.

At the end of the reception, His eminence asked the Almighty Allah to avenge them from their oppressors, and to compensate them with the best awards in this world and the hereafter.

Day Questions

If one is praying behind a Sunni imam in congregation, and the imam recites one of the Quranic verses that makes prostration obligatory and the rest of the congregation goes into prostration, what is one supposed to do?

It is permissible to offer the prayers behind a Sunni imam if such prayers cause closeness between the hearts. It is not permissible to do so if this was for the sake of adulation. However, one should recite himself in the first two Raka'at (units).If he hears the verse of prostration with them and they prostrate he can do so as well and his prayer will be in order.

When I am taking into account whether I am financially able to perform the pilgrimage, one should have money for the expenses of how many days after Hajj?

It is not obligatory to perform pilgrimage if one does not have the financial capability to cover the expenses to travel to and from the sacred lands, in such a way that it does not negatively affect his dignity or cause hardship to him.

Is it permissible to eat food containing gelatin?

If this substance is extracted from non-animal sources, then it is considered as tahir and permissible to consume. If it is extracted from an animal, then there are possibilities: If it is from a permissible to consume animal and it has been slaughtered in accordance to the Islamic faith, then the body of the animal is tahir, and the extracted gelatin is also tahir, so it is permissible to consume. If it is from a najis animal, like a pig, then the gelatin extracted from it is najis and prohibited to consume. If it is from a consumable animal which is not najis – such as a cow – but has not been slaughtered in accordance to the Islamic faith, or has been taken from a non-Muslim, then the body of the animal will be najis apart from the bones, hair and such parts of the body which do not have life. Gelatin extracted from such an animal will be prohibited, unless it is known that this gelatin has been extracted its bones and has not come in contact with the rest of the najis flesh of the body or any other najasah.