The Meeting of His Eminence with the French Ambassador to Iraq

The Meeting of His Eminence with the French Ambassador to Iraq

His Eminence Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Mohammed Sa’eed. Al-Hakeem welcomed the French Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Bruno Aubert, on Monday 1st Rabi-al-Awwal 1439 at his office in Najaf.

His Eminence explained the role of the religious leadership (Marji’iyya) and the Seminary (Howzah) in strengthening the religious and humanitarian and cultural concepts, with tolerance, dialogue, moderation, respect for others, and in directing the society towards living by these concepts and supreme human values which have roots in the teachings of the Holy Quran and the Holy Infallibles (peace be upon them).

His Eminence emphasized on the importance of communication between different human societies, so that each can learn of the cultures of others directly, so they are far from distortions. Direct dialogue and meetings have important benefits, such as supporting peaceful co-existence between societies, serving the advancement of sciences and knowledge.

The guest expressed to his Eminence the honor of meeting with him, which he described as fruitful and constructive.

Day Questions

Is there any religious prohibition in wearing black shoes?

<p style="text-align: left;">It is not prohibited to wear black shoes.</p>

In Quran in Surah al Maarij there is mentioned SHADAAT meaning to give more than 2 testimonies then why we give SHAHDATAIN 2 testimonies?

Apparently the term "shahadat" does not mean the testimonies that the religion are based on them like testifying to the lord with monotheism, to the prophet with the prophecy and to the imams with imamate since it is enough to fulfill these testimonies by believing in them. The verse is praising the devotees because of their fulfillment to the obligatory testimony which is testifying against or with others to establish justice. It is one of the good characters of devotees that the verse is praising them because of it.

Can we supplicate to the Messenger of Allah, the Ahlulbait and the Imams (peace be upon them all)?

The Dua (supplication) is a “request”, and since Almighty Allah is in charge of the universe and manages all creations, asking Him is direct. Requesting from others, like the Prophets or the Imams, is not permissible if the seeker considers them as being independent in dealing with his request, aside from Almighty Allah. This is like considering a partner with Almighty Allah. If the believer seeks the intercession of the Prophets and the Imams (peace be upon them) as they can ask Almighty Allah to fulfill the seeker’s needs, or when the believer requests from Almighty Allah to fulfill his requests by referring to the high rank of the noble personalities of the Prophets and the Imams (peace be upon them), then these two kinds of supplications are considered as permissible acts of worship.

Is it permissible to marry an infertile woman?

<p style="text-align: left;">It is permissible to marry an infertile woman, although it is better to choose a fertile woman as a wife.</p>

My gums are very sensitive and they bleed quite easily. For example when eating a sandwich or other foods, I notice blood on the food from my gums. When brushing my teeth it bleeds quite a lot and it is time-consuming trying to purify it. So what is the ruling on blood from the gums? Is it najis? Does it make food najis?

<p style="text-align: left;">Yes, the said blood is najis, and you can remove the part of the sandwich that was contaminated with blood and eat the rest. The blood inside the mouth is tahir but it is impermissible to swallow it.</p>