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.

نظراً لعدم ثبوت رؤية هلال شهر شوال بحجة شرعية لدى سماحة المرجع الديني الكبير السيد الحكيم (مد ظله) سيكون عيد الفطر المبارك يوم الجمعة ان شاء الله تعالى

Day Questions

I always cover my hair and sometimes my neck gets exposed; is it haram or not?

It is obligatory to cover the neck in the presence of non-Mahram.

Are there different forms of Tashahud taught by Imams including the one which includes the third testimony?

The forms of Tashahud narrated from the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) do not include the third testimony.

How do I make myself tahir if I touch real leather of an animal that has not been slaughtered in accordance to Islamic religion? I would normally remove the najasah, then pour water over it a certain number of times, but in this case is there anything to remove?

If your hand comes in contact with the impure leather with dampness then it becomes najis even without the actual najasah being transferred to the hand. The hand can be made tahir then by washing it once with water. If the contact took place without dampness, then this does not make the hand najis.

In non-Muslim countries they celebrate New Year’s Eve, Is it allowed to celebrate it like the others?

Such actions are permissible unless they result in propagation of misguidance or it strengthens it, in which case it becomes prohibited.