His Eminence Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem meets a group of orphaned children of the martyrs of the Popular Mobilization Forces

His Eminence Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem meets a group of orphaned children of the martyrs of the Popular Mobilization Forces

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakeem, on 16 February 2020, received a group of youth from Baghdad, children of martyrs who died fighting in the Popular Mobilization Forces (Al-Hashd Al-Sha’bi) against Daesh.

His Eminence praised the clear and manifest courage of their fathers and their sacrifice for their religion, their homeland and the holy shrines. By the grace of Allah and through their sacrifice and spilling of their noble blood, they were victorious over the enemies.

His Eminence called them to follow the Holy Prophet and the Imams of the Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them all), and that their ethics and morals should by distinctly higher than others, and that they should adhere to the teachings of the Sharia.

His Eminence concluded by praying to the Most High and Mighty to provide support for them and to support those who serve and help the orphans, that their Ziyarah is accepted, and that they see the blessings of it in this life and the Hereafter. He finally requested that his greetings and best wishes be conveyed to their families.

Day Questions

Can we bury a man in the same grave in which his grandfather was buried in?

If the corpse of the deceased previously buried in that grave has completely decayed and become earth, in such a way that the grave is no longer considered as his grave, then one can bury another deceased in it.

My nephew has married a Christian woman in the Christian way, but my nephew is still a Muslim. Will his relationship with the Christian woman under this marriage be considered as adultery?

In the marriage contract, the proposal and acceptance must be present between the man and woman. If this is not included in the contract, it is invalid. One can redo the marriage contract correctly between the man and the woman. The woman will say, “I marry myself to you on a dower of such-and-such”, then the man accepts by saying, “I accept.” The dower must be stated and determined and they should agree on it.

My mother has 20 years of prayers to make up. She is able to offer the five daily prayers while standing up but with difficulty due to an illness she has. Is she allowed to complete her qadha prayers while sitting down and her main five daily prayers while standing up?

If she can offer the qadha prayer in the regular standing position even with difficulties, then it is obligatory to do so. If she can only offer the qadha prayer while sitting, then it is permissible to do so. However, if she could offer those prayers in a complete way in the future then she should repeat those prayers that she offered while sitting. If her inability is permanent, then the prayers she offered while sitting are in order.

Is the permissibility for a woman to use kohl also extends to eyeliners and such makeup?

It is permissible for the woman to use kohl in the conventional way even if her eyes are visible for non-mahram men. Wearing makeup such as eyeliners in the presence of non-mahram men is prohibited.