Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Al-Hakeem receives a Sufi group from the UK

Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Al-Hakeem receives a Sufi group from the UK
2020/01/03

Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakeem received a Sufi group from the UK on Thursday, 2nd January 2020. He advised that the Muslims in all nations across the world to increase the dialogue, cooperation and affection amongst each other. He emphasized the importance of unity, through entrenching the commonalities and strengthening them.

His Eminence narrated to his guests the narration of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny): “Compassion has not been placed in something, but that it adorns it; and foolishness has not been placed in anything, but that it causes it disgrace.”

His Eminence called all Muslims to act upon the straight path shown by the Holy Quran and the teachings of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny), with beautiful ethics, taking the Prophet as an example in how he was able to establish his personality amongst the polytheists, with his beautiful etiquettes and ethics.

Day Questions

If during iddah both husband and wife start talking to each other over the phone; will it count as “ruju” and has the marriage been reinstated?

The telephone conversation is not considered as a return unless their conversation included statements that refer to the resumption of the marriage; if it did, the wife has returned to the ties of marriage.

Is it possible to join in the 4th Raka'a of the imam after the bowing has already been completed? If so, then how?

Yes, it is possible to join after the last bow by reciting Takbeeratul-Ihram ("Allahu Akbar") and following the imam in prostration until the imam finishes the prayer. The prayer is continued - without counting the prostration with the imam as part of the first raka'a - by standing for his first raka'a without reciting Takbeeratul-Ihram again.

What is your ruling on birth control by using artificial methods like condoms and pills, and is it good to control child birth?

The mentioned ways are permissible, except if they lead to another prohibition like the excessive harm to the body.