The Visit of the EU delegation

The Visit of the EU delegation
2017/02/01

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem met with a delegation from the European Union, led by Jan Figel, the EU Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion and Belief outside the EU, on Tuesday 9th Jamadi-ul-Ula 1438.

Mr Figel reviewed with His Eminence what the EU has presented as humanitarian aid for the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation, while appreciating the role of the Marjeiyya in the safety and protection of people and their property.

His Eminence called the international community for a forceful intervention to fight terrorism who wish to eradicate and destroy all those who do not share their views, and His Eminence made clear that the Marjeiyya cares greatly in protecting the lives of innocent civilians, women, children and their properties.

The delegation was accompanied by the EU ambassador in Baghdad, Patrick Simonnet, who also expressed his gratitude to the religious Marjeiyya that provided the opportunity for this fruitful meeting.

Day Questions

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

<p style="text-align: left;">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.</p>

According to the fatwa that I have read, khums is obligatory on coined gold which remains unused for a year. My question is that is khums also obligatory on gold bars/biscuits? If yes, will khums become payable on the annual khums date or after a year from date of purchase of gold bar?

It is obligatory on every individual to pay the fifth of his/her net profit that remains at the end of the khums fiscal year, whether these profits were silver or gold coins, or in the form of bars, and whether the profits were real estates or other kind of profits.

What breaks the prayer?

<p style="text-align: left;">The following things invalidate the prayers:<br /> A. Urinating and releasing wind or feces.<br /> B. Turning the body fully away from the direction of the Ka'aba.<br /> C. Any act that disturbs the prayers in the view of religious people, like eating or drinking.<br /> D. Deliberate talking.<br /> E. Deliberate laughing.<br /> F. Putting one's hand on top of the other over the chest or stomach, if this is done so with the intention that it is part of the prayer.<br /> G. Deliberately saying the word "Aameen" after finishing recitation of Surah al-Fatiha.<br /> The said actions are proven by religious evidences to nullify the prayer, and we should submit to them even if we did not know the wisdom behind them.</p>

Is it permissible to offer Dhuhr and Asr in different times, as well as Maghrib and Isha prayers?

<p style="text-align: left;">One can offer the Dhuhr and Asr separately within their designated set time. Maghrib and Isha can be offered likewise within their designated times.</p>

What is the ruling on reading the Quran from a smart phone in an app? Do the same rules apply in terms of touching the screen without wudhu?

It is permissible to touch the screen of the phone where the app of the holy Quran is running and one reciting from it.