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

If one contracts temporary marriage without specifying a dower, does it become void?

If the contract was based on not considering the dower then it is void. If not mentioning the dower was due to oblivion, shyness or any similar reason then the marriage contract is correct and the husband must pay his wife a dower that is usually paid for a woman with similar characteristics and circumstances.

What is the position of Ismailis in our religion? Are they considered as non-believers?

Whoever submits to the two testimonies - that there is no god but Allah and Mohammed (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) is His messenger - then he is a Muslim and not considered as a non-believer, even if he believes in false beliefs or certain misguidance.

Can a wife divorce her husband due to his infertility, without his consent?

She can ask him to divorce her, but she cannot divorce herself.

Some people doubt the existence of Haleema Al-Sadiyah, as a wet nurse to the Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) since she was a non-believer and cannot breastfeed him. What do you think?

This is not a belittling of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) since she was not his natural mother, plus the fact that she might have been a believer in Almighty Allah, as some people at that time were believers.