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

What is concept of Badā' (alteration in the divine will)? Why do people dispute over the Imamah of Imam Musa al-Kadhim (peace be upon him)?

There is no doubt that Badā' exists. Verses from the Holy Book prove it, such as: “Allah effaces what He wills, and establishes (what He wills), and with Him is the source of ordinance.” (39:13) Aside from this, there are numerous narrations, which explain that Almighty Allah’s knowledge does not change by the sequence of events. Some incidents might lead, as they happen based on their natural sequence, to a different result and its real destiny that Almighty Allah knows may not correspond to what one might imagine from preceding incidents. Bada' can take place for any incident, including the issue of the passing of Imamate. Almighty Allah limited this position to certain personalities. However, people could conclude from certain circumstances that a different person will fill this position. Because of his piety, Isma'il, the oldest son of Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq (peace be upon him), was seen by Shias to be the next Imam after his father’s death, and for some of them it may have been something very obvious. But Almighty Allah knew that this will not happen, and thus Isma'il died during his father’s lifetime, and the next Imam was Isma'il's brother, Musa al-Kadhim (peace be upon him).

Do bleeding gums make wudhu void?

No, the bleeding of the gums does not invalidate the wudhu.

When one urinates after ejaculation for the purposes of istibrā, and afterwards some drops of blood are seen to be discharged too, is the istibrā correct and is the ghusl performed afterwards correct too? Or should one wait until the drops of blood stop?

If he performs istibrā from semen by urinating, the process of istibrā is correct, even if blood was discharged after that. He can then perform ghusl and ensure tahir water reaches all parts of his body. Similarly, if the blood stops for a short period of time and he performed ghusl during that time, the ghusl is correct even if blood is discharged after that.

There is a property which is 200 years old being commonly used by all Shia Muslims as a Hussainiya. Will this property be considered as endowment?

If the people have been dealing with the said property as a religious endowment, one should consider it as such unless proven otherwise.