The Department for Youth and Universities in the Office of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Al-Hakim organized a forum on the importance of the age of youth for the first batch of Iraqi university students and educational institutions.

The Department for Youth and Universities in the Office of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Al-Hakim organized a forum on the importance of the age of youth for the first batch of Iraqi university students and educational institutions.
2018/06/25

The Department for Youth and Universities, under the Office of the His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Saeed Al-Hakim, organized a forum for the first batch of Iraqi university students and educational institutions, which took place at Madrasah Ayatollah Sayyid Mohsin al-Hakim in the holy city of Najaf, during a summer holiday course. In this forum, the scholar Sayyid Tu’mah al-Jabiri gave a lecture entitled, ‘The Importance of the Age of Youth’.
The Sayyid began his talk by welcoming those attending and praised their participation in such an event in the vicinity of the grave of Imam Ali (peace be upon him). He spoke of the virtues of being on such sacred grounds, and of the need to capitalize on this time near the Imam (peace be upon him), and to feel the spiritual change within us.
He emphasized the importance of the age of youth in the life of a human, as that time in the life of a person which will define the success during his life journey, or lack thereof. During this important part of one’s life, it is necessary to have cognizance and education. Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said, “You, the youth of the community, will soon be the elders of the community.” They have this responsibility and they are the future leaders of Iraq.

Day Questions

Is it permissible to pay Zakat al-Fitra to a needy person who did not fast the month of Ramadan?

If the needy person did not fast during the holy month for a valid reason accepted by the Sharia, then it is permissible to give him Zakat al-Fitra. If he abstained from fasting without a justifiable reason, then it is not permissible to pay it to him based on an obligatory precaution.

If a chicken is slaughtered using a machine but the name of Allah is mentioned over it as well as all the other conditions needed for it to be permissible, will it be permissible to consume?

The slaughterer must be a Muslim and the act of slaughtering should be related to him in such a way the slaughtering and the operating of the machinery are conventionally simultaneous. If the slaughtering is related to the machine, the slaughtered bird is not lawful even if the name of Allah was mentioned.

If I want to marry temporarily a Christian girl who, in her religion, does not need the permission of the father to get married, can we thus form a temporary marriage contract and be allowed to consummate the marriage without his permission?

If the consent of the guardian is not required based on his religion, it is permissible to marry his virgin daughter without his permission. The permission is also not required if the father mandates his daughter to deal with the matter of her marriage.