The Letter of The Office of His Eminence to The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon

The Letter of The Office of His Eminence to The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon
1970/01/01
The Office of His Eminence Sent a Letter to UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon The office of his Eminence, the religious authority, Sayyid Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakeem (may Allah prolong his life) sent a letter to the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon. It was delivered by Dr. Abdul-Hadi Al-Hakeem to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Iraq, Martin Kobler, on Sunday February 24th, 2013. The letter condemned the criminal attacks against Shia civilians in various countries especially in Iraq and Pakistan. The terrorist acts which include kidnapping and killing, are directed against civilian gatherings like places of worships, marketplaces, residential areas and the like. The letter called the international community and the United Nations to undertake their humanitarian responsibility in stopping the bloodshed of innocent Shias throughout the world and to classify these acts of terror as crimes against humanity and genocide. It also warns that not seriously standing against these ruthless crimes could lead to undesired consequences, including the feeling of the targeted people that moderation and rationality do not provide them with safety.

Day Questions

Is it permissible to have temporary marriage with a Muslim virgin girl who is responsible financially for herself but she lives with her parents?

<p style="text-align: left;">It is permissible to get temporarily married and it is unlawful to have intercourse with a virgin except with the permission of her father or paternal grandfather, even if she is financially responsible for herself. If both of them are dead or cannot be reached to seek their permission then she is in charge of herself.</p>

Some people doubt the existence of Haleema Al-Sadiyah, as a wet nurse to the Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) since she was a non-believer and cannot breastfeed him. What do you think?

This is not a belittling of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) since she was not his natural mother, plus the fact that she might have been a believer in Almighty Allah, as some people at that time were believers.

Can I sell something that does not currently exist, such as a calf which has not been born yet?

<p style="text-align: left;">In some cases, you can sell something that does not exist yet, like a calf, with certain general specifications that apply to a large number of such an animals. But selling a calf of a particular cow whose existence is uncertain and whose soundness is unknown is not a valid sale, if it is sold alone. If it is sold in this way in addition to another thing which does exists at that time in one transaction, then it is valid.</p>

Is it permissible to rely on the result of the Istikhara and accept the man for marriage without the approval of the girl?

<p style="text-align: left;">It is obligatory to seek the best interests of the girl, and her acceptance is necessary in marriage.</p>

What is the difference between Sunnis and Salafis?

<p style="text-align: left;">Al-Salafiya is a sect which is distinct from other sects due to their particular articles of faith and religious laws, in which the prevailing concept is to denounce the Muslims who disagree with them in their beliefs as non-believers, whether they are Shia or Sunni. However, in order to obtain the support of the Sunnis, they have made the Shias their primary target, while the Sunnis do not share their deviant beliefs. In fact, the Sunnis and the Shias have lived together in harmony in all parts of the Islamic lands for a very long time.</p>