His Eminence Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem advises the preachers from Pakistan to reach the remote areas to spread the message of Islam and the Ahlulbait

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem advises the preachers from Pakistan to reach the remote areas to spread the message of Islam and the Ahlulbait
2019/06/11

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Saeed al-Hakeem spoke to male and female preachers from Pakistan of the necessity of reaching the remote areas of Pakistan in order to teach the people there the Islamic laws, and to invite them to the True Path, and to propagate to them the message of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them).

This advice was also directed especially towards the female preachers. After exerting their efforts in learning and studying, they must undertake their duties as preachers, by explaining the Islamic laws pertaining to women, so that the women can benefit from them in those areas. His Eminence continued to advise preachers towards having good behavior and etiquettes, humility, and keeping close to other believers, so that every one of them can fulfil their duties towards God in a manner that pleases Him, the Prophet and the Infallibles (peace be upon them all).

At the end, His Eminence supplicated to God that He accept the guests’ ziyarah and good deeds, and He answers their calls, and He supports them in their endeavors and duties, while interacting with others with love, compassion, honesty and humility. He prayed that He gives them the fruit of their good acts in this life and in the Hereafter. He is, indeed, All-Hearing, All-Knowing.

Day Questions

I am breastfeeding in Ramadan. Is it obligatory on me to fast while breastfeeding?

If fasting harms the woman who is breastfeeding by greatly decreasing her milk, or stopping its flow, then it is permissible for her not to fast. She should make up the missed fasts before the next Ramadan. Furthermore, a sum of 900 grams of food like wheat, oat and rice must be paid to the needy believers for each missed day.

What qualification should be imam of congregational and Friday prayers have? Is it necessary that he had studied in the Seminaries of Qum or Najaf?

It is necessary in the imam of the congregational prayers to fulfill certain conditions, such as being adil – i.e. to be adhering to the religions laws – and he should be able to recite correctly, and be aware of the religions laws on what is permissible and prohibited. It is not necessary for the imam of the congregational prayer to have been a student of the seminary of Qum or Najaf or any other seminary.

Does His Eminence give his followers in Russia the general right to use Sahm-ul-Imam on their own accord?

There is no general permission to the believers, whether they are in Russia or not, to spend the share of the Imam (peace be upon him) without the consent of the office of his Eminence or the scholars that are proven to be his agents.