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

A few days ago, I was cleaning my terrace where I found a bag in which there were several pieces of paper and threads, which imply magic. What should I do with it?

One should look for its owner and give it to him. With despair of finding the owner, one should give it as a charity on the owner’s behalf. If the papers have the name(s) of Allah written on them, one should dispose of them by placing them in a river or the like. You should not be afraid of its effect and depend on Almighty Allah, and recite Ayat-ul-Kursi as it is known that it is beneficial in such cases.

If after marriage a numerologist says that both the husband and wife are not suitable for each other and there will be lot of problems in their lives, do we believe it or not? Is numerology true?

It is not permissible to believe in metaphysical information through depending on such means, nor is it permissible - for the informer - to tell them with certainty.

Since it is obligatory to follow the most knowledgeable Mujtahid, the most capable in deriving the religious laws from the appropriate sources. I am unable to find Ahlul-khibra to refer to them in order to determine him. However I have found multiple Mujtahid who have all the necessary qualification to be followed in Taqleed. I want to be certain that a particular person is the most knowledgeable jurist of his time. Is it permissible to do Istikhara for such situation and would my Taqleed be correct?

It is not permissible to depend of Istikhara to choose the right Mujtahid to follow. If they were equal in knowledge or you were not able to determine the most knowledgeable amongst them and when observing precaution - to guarantee that the religious obligations are fulfilled - is not a choice, one must choose the most God fearing amongst the most knowledgeable Mujtahids. If this was not possible, any one of them can be chosen to be followed.

Some people say that our Imams (peace be upon them) know when they are going to die, but the Holy Quran states that “No soul knows what it will earn to-morrow, and no soul knows in what land it will die” (34:31). Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) knew that he was going to die in Karbala, how is this?

The meaning of the verse is that a human being by his nature does not know the time of his death. This does not mean that all people are like that. Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) came to know this from the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) and the latter was informed of this by revelation and contact with the unseen world.