The Meeting of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General with His Eminence

The Meeting of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General with His Eminence
2013/11/08

The grand authority, his eminence Sayyid Al-Hakeem (may Allah prolong his life) met on the 4th of Moharram, 1435 with the special representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Nickolay Mladenov in the Office of his eminence in the Holy city of Najaf.

His eminence stressed on the necessity to expose and condemn the bloody systematic campaign against the followers of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) worldwide, and specifically in Iraq in an unprecedented way. It is supported by some regional countries and other countries; where the terrorists are provided with various killing means, political cover and incitement verdicts using public media.

His eminence called the United Nations to act upon its duties and respond to these massive violations as clear examples of genocides and crimes against humanity.

Mr. Nickolay Mladenov promised to convey all of this to the United Nations Secretary General and present it to the Security Council.

Day Questions

If pre-ejaculatory fluid (or Cowpers fluid) is passed after ablution, is the ablution valid?

Discharge of the said liquid does not invalidate the ablution.

Is yoga exercise permissible for health purpose?

It is permissible if it is not considered as an encouragement to other religions.

Is the formula a necessary condition for the validity of marriage contract?

Yes, whether it is a temporary or a permanent marriage, it is necessary to recite the marriage formula between the two parties in order for the marriage contract to be valid.

How does a person become a grand ayatollah?

In our time, the said title is known to be for the marja' who writes a treatise of practical laws. The level of knowledge required for him is achieved after passing various stages of studies, in which he becomes an expert in the details of the practical laws and their evidences.