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.

Day Questions

How many days are required for the Istibra of animals which eat filth (najasah)?

The Istibra of the animal that eats human excrement occurs by preventing the animal from consuming human excrement for a specific number of days, in such a way it is considered as not consuming human excrement, and the period depends on the type of animal. The sharia defines this period for the camel to be forty days; for the cow to be twenty days (and as a recommended precaution it is thirty days); for the sheep to be ten days (and based on a recommended precaution it is fourteen days and as an obligatory precaution this applies to the goat too); for the duck it is five days (and as a recommended precaution it is seven days); and for the chicken it is three days. For other animals, as an obligatory precaution one should do the Istibra of the animal based on the longest period after which the animal would conventionally not be regarded as one that consumes human excrement, and also considering the size of the animal and comparing it to the mentioned list.

If one is not aware of the difference between the opinions of the Maraje on a particular ruling, and does not know the verdict of his own Marja, can he follow any other one?

If one is aware that there are differences between the Maraje in the rulings that affect him, which is usually the case, then he must observe precaution. Since its not practical for many to do so, he must find the most knowledgeable from them and follow him.

In the circumstance of two people who are happy with each other’s religion and behaviors and there is no doubt in their minds of wanting to marry one another, would an Istikhara be required to try and find out if they should get married?

Istikhara is not obligatory but it was narrated that it is used when there is doubt in the person’s mind. Istikhara for marriage when the conditions are met does not correspond to what is reported in the narrations about accepting a person for marriage when the conditions are met. Yes. It is better to seek the goodness from the Almighty and depend on Him.