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

I know that you do not have any doubt in the verity of the Quran which is in our hands nowadays and all Muslims are sure of that, whereas, some people think that the order of the verses has been changed which I find clearly contradicts the Quran and hadith of Ahlulbait (AS).Therefore, I would like to know what is your opinion concerning the current order of the verses in the Quran and was it set by the Prophet(s) and compiled in his lifetime?

There is no doubt that Almighty Allah protected the holy Quran from any changes or alterations and such protection played an important role in guarding the religion and protecting it from alterations and changes. The reason for that might be the fact that the verses of the Holy Quran were collected in one book and guarded during the lifetime of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and continued to be like that generation after generation until today.

I gave a loan to an unemployed person, and then he found work in selling wine. After he earned money through this work he repaid his debt to me. Is this money lawful for me?

If he was selling the wine to Muslims only then his money is unlawful, if he was selling it to non-Muslims, and paid off his debt from this money then it is permissible to use the given money. The same applies if he was selling the wine to both Muslims and non-Muslims.

In a permanent marriage what are the obligations of the man in paying for the expenses of his wife? Are these obligations different for temporary marriage?

The husband is obligated to pay the regular expenses of the permanent wife which is food, shelter and clothing in a usual way. Selecting the best kind of such expenses is not mandatory.The man is not obligated to pay more than the dower in the case of temporary marriage.

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