Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Al-Hakeem receives a Sufi group from the UK

Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Al-Hakeem receives a Sufi group from the UK
2020/01/03

Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakeem received a Sufi group from the UK on Thursday, 2nd January 2020. He advised that the Muslims in all nations across the world to increase the dialogue, cooperation and affection amongst each other. He emphasized the importance of unity, through entrenching the commonalities and strengthening them.

His Eminence narrated to his guests the narration of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny): “Compassion has not been placed in something, but that it adorns it; and foolishness has not been placed in anything, but that it causes it disgrace.”

His Eminence called all Muslims to act upon the straight path shown by the Holy Quran and the teachings of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny), with beautiful ethics, taking the Prophet as an example in how he was able to establish his personality amongst the polytheists, with his beautiful etiquettes and ethics.

Day Questions

Is payment of Zakat on any amount of money obligatory and what are the conditions to be met, if any?

It is not obligatory to pay the Zakat on cash, as it is not one of the nine things upon which Zakat is obligatory. However, it is obligatory to pay Khums if the necessary conditions are met.

Can a Muslim living in a non-Muslim country pay for somebody else’s meal at a restaurant if the meal consists of non-halal food?

If the other person at the restaurant was considered to be the buyer and customer, one is allowed to pay on his behalf. However, if he is paying for the other person, while considering himself to be party to the purchase, i.e. the actual buyer and customer, then he is not allowed to do so.

Studies show that listening to classical music for 30 minutes a day whilst breathing slowly decreases the blood pressure. I need to reduce my blood pressure, so can I start doing this? Will this be a sin?

It is not permissible to listen to the music because of the said reason, unless the high blood pressure was a danger to the health, and its treatment was only by listening to music.

Is muddy water or water containing sugar and salt sufficient for making oneself tahir from najasah?

It is possible to use water to make things tahir, if the percentage of salt, sugar and mud in it is so low that it is still conventionally called water.