Hindu Religious Leader Visit to the Office of His Eminence in Qum

Hindu Religious Leader Visit to the Office of His Eminence in Qum
1970/01/01
The Hindu religious leader, Swami Agnivesh and his accompanying delegation visited the office of his Eminence, the religious authority Sayyid Al-Hakeem in the city of Qum. He was welcomed by his Eminence, Sayyid Riyadh Al-Hakeem, where the latter presented some of the teachings of Islam based on verses from the Holy Quran and the life of the Prophet and the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them). His Eminence also explained the position of the religious authority (Marjaiyya) and the importance it places in the stability of societies of various religions and the necessity of cooperation between the religious scholars in activating the noble humane values and taking the path of reasoning and moderation in the face of extremism and violence. The guest expressed his pleasure in the meeting and in the dialogue and discussions that took place, and he stated that this meeting resulted in a new understanding of the teachings of Islam that corresponds to logic and noble humane values, as opposed to the image he previously had about Islam which originated from obscurity as well as from the practices of some extremists. He expressed his eagerness in conducting future meetings and to establish a joint effort for the welfare of humanity at large. The visit of the Indian delegation came on the invitation of the Al-Hikmah Foundation, an organization under the care of the office of the religious authority Sayyid Al-Hakeem. The invitation was part of the project of his Eminence to establish a liaison with the religious leaders and scientific and cultural dignitaries worldwide.

Day Questions

If there is gold on a pen, can I carry it in my pocket and pray with it?

Yes, it is permissible to carry it, and carrying it during the prayer does not invalidate it.

Is it permissible if sometimes a bit of hair shows during prayer from underneath the headscarf of a woman?

Women must cover their hair entirely during prayer; the prayer is valid if she noticed after the prayer that a bit of hair was not covered during the prayer.

Is it permissible for the wife in a temporary marriage to end the marriage by forgoing the remaining time of marriage?

The time in the said marriage is the right of the husband and only he can forgo it. But it is permissible for the wife to make a condition in the contract that she acts on his behalf in this matter. She can then forgo the remaining time.

A father died, leaving behind his two daughters and a son as inheritors. One daughter told her brother that she will not want her share. After several years, the daughter demands her share from her brother. Does she have the right to it now?

If she gave her share to her brother and he received it, then she cannot claim the given share back for herself. If she did not give it to him but only promised him that she will give him her share, then she is allowed to change her mind; the same ruling applies if she gave her share to him but he did not receive it.