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

Why did Almighty Allah appoint Imams?

<p style="text-align: left;">Almighty Allah appointed the Imams to guard the religion and protect it from misguidance and to continue the message of Islam that started with the prophethood of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and his household) for mankind. People did not obey Allah's orders in this matter due to their desire to possess authority and to be in control. This led to tragedies amongst Muslims for centuries until they separated into different sects and were controlled by the infidels. Almighty Allah said: "And if the people of the townships had believed and kept from evil, surely we should have opened for them blessings from the sky and from the earth. But (unto every messenger) they gave the lie, and so we seized them on account of what they used to earn" (7:96).</p>

What is the ruling on the inhalation of thick dust (or similar substances) if it enters my throat?

<p style="text-align: left;">Inhaling thick dust does not invalidate the fast.</p>

In Sura Maryam Verse no 50 the word "Ali" is used, I want to know whether in this verse is it a Noun or an Adjective

The apparent meaning of the name "Alyya" in the mentioned verse is an adjective.

In books of classical Shia scholars, some reports in praise of Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) came without chains of transmission. What is our obligation? Should we accept reports which have no chains of transmissions? Or we should reject them as non-established?

It is not permissible to reject them and consider them as false narrations as long as there is a possibility of them actually being truthful and originated from the Ahlulbait. At the same time, it is not correct to assert them as being truthful as long as we are uncertain of their truthfulness. They are narrations that might correspond to reality.

Is it permissible to keep our shoes on when we pray?

<p style="text-align: left;">It is a condition in the validity of the prayer to place the tip of the toes on the ground during the prostration.</p>