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

I have given up in life. Is there a supplication that can bring me death?

There is no dua for wishing to die. It is not amongst the characters of a believer to wish to die, nor to ask his Lord for such an issue. Rather, a believer is expected to call Almighty Allah to remove the hardship and decrease its effect on him, as He is All-Merciful.

What is the opinion of his Eminence in regards to Wilayat al Faqih? Does he believe in absolute or limited Wilayat?

His eminence (may Allah prolong his life) does not believe in the absolute guardianship of the religious jurist.

Does masturbation during the month of Ramadan void the fast, if it does not end with ejaculation?

If he intended to break the fast by such an act, his fasting is invalidated, whether or not ejaculation took place. He would then have to make it up later as qadha as well as pay the kaffarah. If he did not intend to break the fast, his fasting is not void. In any case, it is prohibited for the individual to masturbate even if it does not end with ejaculation. If one does so, he is required to seek the forgiveness from Allah Almighty and repent to Him.

If I doubt whether I washed the face in wudhu or not while washing my arms, do I have to restart the wudhu?

If this was an excessive doubt, arising out of waswasa, then one should ignore it. If this was a regular doubt, one should go back to wash the face and continue from there.