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

I am planning to go for Hajj this year, and I am required to make a payment a few months in advance, before the khums year-end. But the actual Hajj will take place after the khums year-end. Will I need to pay khums on the money paid in advanced for Hajj?

One does not need to pay khums of the money that he uses for pilgrimage in the mentioned case, as it is part of the expenses, even if it is paid in advance. If he paid this money for pilgrimage and it was not for the current year, and he could retrieve the money then it is subject to khums.

I entered into temporary marriage with a Christian lady not knowing that she is separated from her husband and not officially divorced. She could not get divorce because in that country it is a very expensive court matter which she could not afford. Is my marriage contract valid given that she is officially not divorced yet?

If she was considered married in her religion, then it is prohibited to marry her. She becomes permanently prohibited for you if your marriage to her is consummated. If she was considered divorced in the Christian faith, then it is permissible to marry her.

I am 22 years old, and I have been masturbating for a very long time. Can you please advise me about any cure from the Quran to stop committing this sin.

There is no verse in the Holy Quran that appears to have a cure for this habit. However, getting married and fulfilling your desires in the permissible way is one of the best ways to stop committing this prohibited act. It was reported that whoever gets married, two thirds of his religion is guarded.