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

If the father is a Muslim and the mother is a Christian, can their son lead congregational prayers if they were not married before he was born?

If the parents of the child were married – according to the each of their religion that they followed at the time the child was conceived, then he can lead the prayer when he becomes an adult.

Is it prohibited to become a boxer?

It is not permissible to expose one's self or others to death. Also it is not permissible to expose self or others to waste an organ or disable it based on compulsory precaution.

Is knowing politics, economics and other worldly sciences a condition to be a Mujtahid or not?

<p style="text-align: left;">The said sciences are not related to reaching the level of Ijtihad but during the search for a religious answer to an issue that corresponds to another field, like politics, economy or medicine, a scholar is expected to make sure that the issue is understood in such a way that the obligation before Almighty Allah to know the subject of the religious verdict is fulfilled. This might require the reference to the experts in these sciences. Using this knowledge, the religious verdict is determined using the religious knowledge and evidences that he already possesses.</p>

I want to know why temporary marriage is permissible.

Muslims have unanimously agreed that temporary marriage was legislated by the Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny). The second caliph stopped people from doing it during his rule at a famous incident. Since it was legislated by the Prophet, it remains lawful and valid. And this is what the followers of the Ahlul-bait (peace be upon him) and a group of the companions of the prophets (peace be upon him) believe.