Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem Praises the Sacrifices of the Female Freed Prisoners of the Shia Turkmen and Shabak, and Recommends Everyone to be Proud of them, honor them and Sympathize with them

Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem Praises the Sacrifices of the Female Freed Prisoners of the Shia Turkmen and Shabak, and Recommends Everyone to be Proud of them, honor them and Sympathize with them
2019/08/17

Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem praised the sacrifices of the oppressed female freed prisoners of the Shiite Turkmen and Shabak, who were subjected to a great injustice, by the Dash criminals, who invaded the sanctities, sacred places and souls. His Eminence recommended all, especially believers, tribal chiefs and others to be proud of them and respected them, and honored them.

This took place during the reception of His Eminence to the female prisoners of the Shia Turkmen and Shabak, Tuesday, the 16th of July, 2019 who were freed from the hands of Dash criminal gangs.

His eminence, advised them to at the highest level of psychological comfort and since the oppressed should not consider injustice to be a disgrace to him. His eminence was pointing to the words of Imam Ali (peace be upon him): “a believer is not belittled when being oppressed.

At the end of the reception, His eminence asked the Almighty Allah to avenge them from their oppressors, and to compensate them with the best awards in this world and the hereafter.

نظراً لعدم ثبوت رؤية هلال شهر شوال بحجة شرعية لدى سماحة المرجع الديني الكبير السيد الحكيم (مد ظله) سيكون عيد الفطر المبارك يوم الاثنين ان شاء الله تعالى

Day Questions

Sometimes I get marriage invitations from non-Muslim or non-Shia friends in the month of Safar before 20th Safar (Arba’een). Could you please advise whether we can attend weddings during these days?

These days are days of sadness and mourning for the Shia because of the tragedies that befell the Ahlulbait in this period of the year.

What is our obligation towards the neighbor?

It is prohibited to harm the neighbors, and it is highly recommended to be kind with the neighbors and to deal with them in a good way.

Given the death of every creation is predestined, is it permissible to smoke tobacco, for example, which decreases one’s lifespan?

As long as the individual is able to refrain from what could cause his death, he should protect himself. If he did not and performed what led to his death, he will be held accountable for making such decisions. One’s pre-destined death by Almighty Allah does not make him unaccountable for such negligence towards himself, as long as he is able to prevent himself from the causes of death.