His Eminence Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem meets a group of orphaned children of the martyrs of the Popular Mobilization Forces

His Eminence Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem meets a group of orphaned children of the martyrs of the Popular Mobilization Forces

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakeem, on 16 February 2020, received a group of youth from Baghdad, children of martyrs who died fighting in the Popular Mobilization Forces (Al-Hashd Al-Sha’bi) against Daesh.

His Eminence praised the clear and manifest courage of their fathers and their sacrifice for their religion, their homeland and the holy shrines. By the grace of Allah and through their sacrifice and spilling of their noble blood, they were victorious over the enemies.

His Eminence called them to follow the Holy Prophet and the Imams of the Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them all), and that their ethics and morals should by distinctly higher than others, and that they should adhere to the teachings of the Sharia.

His Eminence concluded by praying to the Most High and Mighty to provide support for them and to support those who serve and help the orphans, that their Ziyarah is accepted, and that they see the blessings of it in this life and the Hereafter. He finally requested that his greetings and best wishes be conveyed to their families.

Day Questions

Why did Almighty Allah appoint Imams?

Almighty Allah appointed the Imams to guard the religion and protect it from misguidance and to continue the message of Islam that started with the prophethood of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and his household) for mankind. People did not obey Allah’s orders in this matter due to their desire to possess authority and to be in control. This led to tragedies amongst Muslims for centuries until they separated into different sects and were controlled by the infidels. Almighty Allah said: “And if the people of the townships had believed and kept from evil, surely we should have opened for them blessings from the sky and from the earth. But (unto every messenger) they gave the lie, and so we seized them on account of what they used to earn.” (7:96)

What is your edict on watching sexual scenes in films, which arouse feelings of lust and subsequent involuntary discharge of semen?

It is not permissible to have sexual enjoyment from watching movies that causes sexual desire.

After a Muslim couple has separated for a long period of time, is it permissible for the husband to marry, temporarily or permanently, a woman from Ahlul-Kitab without the knowledge of his Muslim wife? Or does he require her permission?

It is permissible to permanently marry a woman from the People of the Book with the consent of the Muslim wife and not without it, even if the Muslim couple has separated. If the marriage is temporary then the consent of the Muslim wife is also required based on compulsory precaution.

Some books mention that Luqman was not really a Prophet. Is this true?

What is popularly known is that Luqman was granted wisdom and was not a prophet, as this is also mentioned in some narrations. And Allah knows best.