His Eminence Grand Ayatullah Sayyid al-Hakeem meets with EU delegation

His Eminence Grand Ayatullah Sayyid al-Hakeem meets with EU delegation
His Eminence Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Sa’eed 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 Marja’iyyah 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 Marja’iyyah 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 Marja’iyyah that provided the opportunity for this fruitful meeting.

Day Questions

I want to know the Islamic background of Eid-e-Nawrouz. Is it an Islamic festival?

Nawrouz is a national festival for Persians and other nations like Turks and Kurds. The said nations are still celebrating it as a festival connected to their cultures even after they embraced Islam.

Is it allowed to play state-sponsored lottery in which you buy ticket of two Euros, and if you are lucky you can win millions. Is that money lawful or not?

It is permissible to purchase state-sponsored lottery tickets, but the prize should be collected on behalf of the Marja.

I work in a store as a cashier, and sometimes a customer tells me to keep the change if he gives me more money, so do I have the option of keeping the change for the store or taking it for myself?

If it was understood that the customer paid the money for you, then you can take it. If he intended to give it to the store, then it should be given to the store.