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

Mosque A is in an urban area and comprises of more space and activities. Mosque B is in a rural area and is smaller. The distance between them is 5.1km, so which place has priority in establishing Friday prayers?

If there is less than the religiously assigned distance between the two Friday prayers, one of them is invalid. The amount of space of the place and its accessibility are not factors to make the prayer in it valid and not in the other place.

Is it permissible to pay Zakat al-Fitra to a needy person who did not fast the month of Ramadan?

If the needy person did not fast during the holy month for a valid reason accepted by the Sharia, then it is permissible to give him Zakat al-Fitra. If he abstained from fasting without a justifiable reason, then it is not permissible to pay it to him based on an obligatory precaution.

If a woman has conceived a child before marriage and she marries the same man whose child she is bearing, what will be the ruling about the child?

The said child is that of the father by whose sperm he was conceived, as well as being the mother's child. The child belongs to both of them, but does not inherit the father as he was born illegitimately.

If my shoes become najis by stepping into najasah, can I make my shoes tahir by rubbing them on the earth?

Earth can only make the soles of the shoes, the feet and the like tahir by walking on them, provided that the najasah was caused by walking on the earth. Earth can make things tahir when it is dry, and based on an obligatory precaution it must be tahir itself.

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