His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Shaikh Basheer al-Najafi

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Shaikh Basheer al-Najafi
2019/05/10

During the Holy month of Ramadhan and its spiritual atmosphere, His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Shaikh Basheer al-Najafi, on Thursday night the 4th of the holy month.

Day Questions

As the intention is an act of the heart and not the tongue, why do some say the intention aloud while raising their hands for the Takbeer, and before the Iqamah has ended?

There is no need for uttering the intention or saying it out aloud. Rather, it is recommended not to talk - even by pronouncing the intention - during the Adhan or Iqamah. The dislike of this is stronger in the Iqamah, and even greater if one speaks after the phrase "Qad Qamatis-Salah" is recited. It is recommended to repeat the whole Iqamah if one talked during it. People's practice in pronouncing the intention originates from the fact that the intention is a condition in worship, without understanding that there is no need to pronounce it.

Which takbeers are obligatory and which are recommended in prayers?

The obligatory takbeer is only the takbeerat'ul-ihtam. The rest of the takbeers are recommended and not obligatory.

For the father to make his daughter in charge of her own marriage, must he explicitly mentioned this to her? Or does it suffice that he allows her to be in sexual relationships with whomever she wills, basically to seek her own partner, and that when asked if she would be able to marry whoever she wills without the consent of her father she replies in the affirmative?

The consent of the guardian does not have to be direct and explicit in order for the girl to be considered in charge of her marriage. It suffices that she has absolute freedom in choosing her husband, in the manner described, in such a way that she is not recognized by the social standard to be bypassing the right of the guardian when she chooses a husband without referring to him.

I have practiced masturbation, and I want to repent. Can I do that? Would it be correct?

You should continue to repent to Almighty Allah from the sins you have committed, in addition to the promise that you will not commit those sins again as much as possible. If you returned to committing a sin because of the strong desire, or because of the influence of Satan, then do not despair from the mercy of Allah, and repent again, as the Almighty is Merciful to His slaves, and does not close the door of His mercy. Almighty Allah has promised His slaves with His mercy. He said: “Say: O My slaves who have been prodigal to their own hurt! Despair not of the mercy of Allah, Who forgives all sins. Lo! He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.”(53:39).