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

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

What is Islam’s attitude towards non-Muslims? Do Islam and the Quran say that people who do not convert to Islam should be killed? What is your opinion?

This is not but one of the attempts to deface the clear image of Islam because of odd actions of some Salafis and those who accuse others with infidelity by raising religious slogans that encourage killing of whoever disagrees with them even if they were Muslims. The relations between Muslims and the followers of other religions in Muslim countries throughout history were based on agreement and cohabitation.

Can I recite one verse or a few verses of the Quran after Al-Fatiha in the prayers?

One must recite one full chapter after Al-Fatiha in obligatory prayers. Reciting one verse or a few verses is not sufficient. It is sufficient to do so in recommended prayers.

If I see somebody begging on the street or looking poor, may I consider him as one of the 60 needy people for the purposes of paying the Kaffara?

Usually they are not trusted to be needy. If one is certain that they are in need then he can give food that satiates them. It is also permissible to give them food if the person knows that they were in need before.

In the prayers of signs, when do I offer the Qunoot?

It is recommended before the second, fourth, sixth, eighth and the tenth Ruku.

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