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

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

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 it a permissible for me to wear a turban (amamah) that is not white, but another like blue, grey, red or yellow?

It is permissible to do so unless it is not socially acceptable in a clear way for you to wear one with such color, or if the color of the turban is special for a particular linage, like the black-colored turban is specific to the descendants of Imam Ali (peace be upon him) – the Sayyids – as in some countries wearing such black turbans by people who are not Sayyids is considered as deception and lying, so it is prohibited from this aspect.

Is it obligatory for a pregnant woman to fast in the month of Ramadan?

There are three possibilities: First: If fasting harms the pregnant woman or harms her fetus, then it is prohibited for her to fast, and she should make up the missed days later. Second: If she is close to delivery, and fasting is a strain for her, she is permitted to break the fast and pay the fidya, and make up for the missed fasts later. Third: If fasting does not harm the pregnant woman or her fetus, then it is obligatory on her to fast.

I find it difficult to obey and treat my grandparents exactly like my parents and sometimes behave wrongly with them, while I do not do bad with my parents. Is the status in Islam of grandparents same as the parents?

Although it is not obligatory to treat the grandparents in the manner one should treat the parents, and the strong ties that one has with his parents may not be with one’s grandparents too, there is no doubt that one should deal with the grandparents in a good manner.

Is it allowed during the procession of Muharram to keep candles and myrtle at the front as a tradition?

It is permissible as long as it is not considered to be a propagation of another religion.