The Visit of the EU delegation

The Visit of the EU delegation

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

Does water have to reach my scalp during ghusl?

<p style="text-align: left;">Yes, the water has to reach all the skin, including the skin under the hair of the head and body.</p>

Can men and women pray in the same row in congregational prayer?

<p style="text-align: left;">Males and females can pray in one row. However, it is better for the female to stand slightly behind the male in such a way that the place of prostration is level with the knee of the male when he is in prostration.</p>

I live with my mother; I have not lived away from home without my mother hardly ever. What does Islam say about living away from home?

Living with the mother is not obligatory, but you should communicate with her even by visiting her or telephone contact.

Is adoption permissible according to the Sharia?

<p style="text-align: left;">Providing for and raising a non-Mahram child is permissible; in fact, it is highly recommended if the child requires such care. Rather, it may even become obligatory if the child’s life depends on it. However, rulings related to the father-son relationship, such as inheritance, will not apply.</p>