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

What is the ruling on a man who was non-Muslim, but converts to Islam because he wants to marry a Muslim woman?

If he declares the two testimonies without the acknowledgment of its meanings and without commitment to them in such a way that he does not see himself, because of this, as a Muslim, then he is not considered as one and the marriage to him is invalid. If his testimony was with the acknowledgment of its meanings and commitment to them in such a way that he considers himself to be a Muslim, then he is one and the marriage with him is valid.

Is controlling birth by vasectomy allowed according to Sayyid Al-Hakim?

Based on compulsory precaution, it is not permissible to damage any human organ and limit the ways of birth control to what do not lead to such damage.

Is the practice of Tatbeer (striking swords on head, slitting it open to stream blood) permissible?

As the act of Tatbeer and other kinds of symbols are performed to propagate the right principal and express emotions towards it then it is religiously recommended from this side. Yes, it can be prohibited because of secondary reasons like if it causes prohibited harm, public disadvantage or other similar reasons. There is no set criterion for such prohibition as it differs from place to place and from time to time. It can also be different because of difference in personal perspectives.We ask Allah Almighty to guide us and all devotees in all of that as we only depend on Him.

I would like to know whether the actual grave of Sayyida Zainab (peace be upon her) is in Syria or Egypt?

There are some narrations that indicate that Zainab, the daughter of Imam Ali, (peace be upon them), is buried in Damascus. It is permissible to visit the shrine in Egypt with the hope that it may be the place where she is buried.