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

If I have future expenses, do I need to deduct from my existing savings and pay a fifth of what remains as khums?

If the khums year ends and you have not actually incurred those expenses yet, you cannot deduct it from your savings for that year, and they are subject to khums.

Is it true that the one who annoys his parents and hurts them, they will go to hell?

There is no doubt that being ungrateful to one's parents (Uqooq) in any form is amongst the greatest prohibitions, and the committer of such a sin has been warned by Almighty Allah with the punishment in hellfire.

If I am not mistaken, according to a verse of the Holy Quran, Almighty Allah said that if you refrain from major sins, your minor sins will be wiped out. On the other hand, scholars say that we should refrain from minor sins too. How do we find consistency between these two points?

The point that this verse express is that if one refrains from committing big sins, this will become a cause for the mercy of the Almighty Allah in the forgiveness of the small sins. This does not mean that one can commit small sins and disobey Almighty Allah. Furthermore, according to traditions the belittling of committing small sins or persisting in committing them is considered to be a major sin.