Al-Sayyid al-Hakeem Passes Away

Al-Sayyid al-Hakeem Passes Away

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

Indeed, we belong to Allah, and to Him do we indeed return.

His Eminence, Grand Ayatullah al-Sayyid Muhammad Sa’eed al-Tabataba’i al-Hakeem, has passed away to and returned to his Lord, the Most High. We pay our condolences to the nation of Islam, especially to the followers of the Ahlulbait (Peace be upon them) and the Islamic seminaries (Hawzas).

 We pray to Allah Almighty to bestow upon him His extensive and abundant mercy and blessings, and to raise him with the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and the Ahlulbait (peace be upon him).

There is no power or strength, except that of Allah, the Most High, the Most Mighty.


The Office of His Eminence al-Sayyid al-Hakeem, 25 Muharram 1443 (3 September, 2021)

Day Questions

Would you please comment on chapter 35 verse 32: it says that \"Allah chose some to inherit the Quran and among them are ones who wrong themselves and some who are good in deeds\". Who are the ones that wrong themselves?

It was reported in the narrations of Ahlulbait the explanation of this verse. Those elected ones to inherit the book are Ahlulbait and their descendants. What appears from the narrations is that the one who outstrip (others) through good deeds is the Imam, and the ones with good deeds is the one with high rank in faith and in good conduct, and the one who wrong themselves is the ones with shortcomings but without refusal to the truth or call for misguidance.

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 it necessary in the correctness of the marriage contract that it be in the Arabic language? Or can it be in any language?

It is correct to recite the marriage contract in any language. Using the Arabic language is not a condition in the correctness of the marriage contract.