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

If one is told that a flavoring may contain trace amounts of ethyl alcohol that would have evaporated during the process of making the flavoring, is it permissible to consume the flavoring? Does it make a difference if one is unsure of the nature of the alcohol, such as if it naturally liquid and such?

If he knows that the alcohol which is added to the flavoring is naturally a liquid intoxicating agent, then it is not permissible to consume it, since such addition makes the flavor Najis, and thus, makes the food Najis and it is prohibited to consume Najis food. If he does not know if the added substance is Najis, then it is permissible to consume the food.

Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said that those who disclose their hardship will always face humiliation. In Karbala, we see Ali al-Akbar (peace be upon him) and others expressing their thirst and hardships to Imam Hussain (peace be upon him). So what does Imam Ali (peace be upon him) mean by those words?

Imam Ali (peace be upon him) means that we should avoid disclosing difficulties in front of those who do not care, which will cause humiliation for the individual. This has nothing to do – no doubt – with the expression of hardships in Karbala as you mentioned.

Is it permissible to have sculptures of people in the home for decoration?

It is permissible to own such sculptures, but it is disliked. It is also disliked to offer the prayer in a place where sculptures are placed.