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

Are Trinitarian Christians polytheists?

The followers of this belief are considered tahir, and all rulings that apply to Christians apply to them.

What is the ruling about someone who does not emulate a mujtahid?

Emulation (taqlīd) is a necessity when a lay believer faces a situation where he does not know the correct religious ruling, as he is supposed to refer to the expert to get the proper answer. Otherwise, without referring to the expert and implementing the ruling, he would be liable for the mistake, whereas he will not be liable when he refers to the expert, even if the latter made a mistake. Taqlīd secures a layperson from liability before the Almighty Allah.

I have one kidney, so the doctors have told me fasting during the whole month comes at great risk. However, I wish to still fast as much of the month as possible. How should I fast partially for it to be accepted, and what is the compensation for the days I cannot fast?

You are not permitted to fast in the said case, nor is it valid if you did. Almighty Allah is All-Merciful, and since you like to fast, He shall reward you with the rewards of those who fast. An amount of 900 grams of dates, wheat, flour, rice, lentils or the like for every missed fast must be given to the needy people as Fidya.

How is the sweat from the state of janābah washed off from the clothes?

The sweat from the state of janābah is tahir. It may be washed off from the clothes in any way that is usually undertaken to wash clothes from sweat and stains.