His Eminence Meeting with Dr. Swami Agnivesh a Hindu leader

His Eminence Meeting with Dr. Swami Agnivesh a Hindu leader
The grand authority his Eminence Sayyid Al-Hakeem met on 29 of Jamadi-ul-Awwal 1434 with Dr. Swami Agnivesh, a leader of the Hindu Arya Samaj movement of India and a human rights activist, who was a guest of the Al-Hikmah Foundation in Najaf Al-Ashraf. During their lengthy meeting, they discussed the issues of extremism and bloodshed under religious and racial pretenses, which communities are suffering from. The guest expressed his deep concerns due to the subjection of the followers of the Ahlul-Bayt to persecution and killings. He also mentioned that one of the reasons of his visit to Iraq was his compassion with Imam Husain (peace be upon him) and to learn from him. His Eminence emphasized that real Islam is not what the extremists are claiming it to be, as they are giving a bad image and hold strange and deviated views, in order to serve specific regional and international agendas. His Eminence condemned the killings and destruction that the extremist groups have perpetrated as a way of expressing their position and seeking attention, no matter whether the casualties are Muslims or not. He also called the academics and activists to visit Iraq and learn about Islam directly in order to obtain the real picture of it. He agreed with his guest to continue their co-operation for the sake of humanity at large.

Day Questions

I have read "If the consent of the guardian is not required based on his religion, it is permissible to marry his virgin daughter even without his permission". So, for example, if her father has no religion such as an atheist or an agnostic do I need his consent? And if her father is a Christian, does it suffice if I ask her if the fathers permission is necessary for the marriage to be considered valid in her religion, or must I research the matter myself by asking scholars of the sect?

<p style="text-align: left;">If the father is an atheist or agnostic then his permission is not required. It is not sufficient to depend on the girls information about the permission of the father not being necessary for the marriage to be valid based on his religion. One should investigate to reach certainty, or establish this to be the case through Sharia-based evidence.</p>

What is our belief regarding Adam and whether he committed a sin or not by going near the tree?

<p style="text-align: left;">There is no doubt that the prophets are infallible and do not commit sins that will be subject to godly wrath and punishment. So what the holy Quran stated about the eating of Adam from the tree is that the divine order to refrain from such an act is not an order that requires obedience because of the relation of servitude between Almighty Allah and His slaves, but as an advisory suggestion that eating from the tree will cause the harm of being departed from Heaven.</p>

While I wash an object or my body from najasah, and water splashes onto a place which is tahir, will that place also become najis? Is there a difference if the water I am washing it with is Kurr or Qaleel?

<p style="text-align: left;">If the water used in the process of cleaning is little (qaleel), then the water that splashes off the najasah is najis and causes wherever it lands to also become najis. The exception to this ruling is the water used for istinja, (the process of cleaning the private parts after urination or defecation), in which case the water splashes will be tahir. <br />If 'immune water' is used, then it is tahir after it splashes off the najasah, and does not cause other objects that it comes in contact with to become najis.<br />Immune water is categorized into three types:<br /> (a) water that has reached the amount of <em>kurr</em> – approximately 464 kg, and it is better to consider it as 470 kg;<br />(b) water that which has a source, such as spring water, well water, and tap water which is connected to a large tank or mains water supply;<br />(c) rain water during rainfall.</p>

If one quotes an edict of a Marja for somebody else, and later realizes that he has recalled incorrectly, is it obligatory upon him to inform the person?

<p style="text-align: left;">It is obligatory to inform the misinformed person if the latter is expected to act upon it.</p>

May a person celebrate his or somebody elses birthday?

Yes, it is permissible, provided that this does not involve another prohibition.