The Meeting of His Eminence with the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions at the UN

The Meeting of His Eminence with the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions at the UN

>His Eminence Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Mohammed Sa’eed Al-Hakeem called the international community, including the United Nations, to assess the true reality of Iraq, and to express clearly the parties which believe in peace and peaceful co-existence, and to document the crimes that have occurred on the Iraqis by the terrorists, and to bring to account those parties who supported and funded the terrorists.

He made this statement on Tuesday 2nd Rabi-al-Awwal 1439, in a meeting with Ms. Agnes Callamard, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights.

Ms. Callamard valued the positions of the religious Marja'iyya and its peaceful communication, which had and still has a powerful good effect on the hearts of people. She emphasized that Iraq has an opportunity to build for itself a future built upon human rights.

Day Questions

When giving the Kaffara, do I have to feed all sixty people at once or can I feed one every day or the like?

<p style="text-align: left;">It is obligatory to give to sixty people for every day you have missed whether by giving food to them all in one day or over a longer period.</p>

Is there any Islamic law that says that if no sexual activity happens from the side of the husband for a specific time then the marriage is invalidated?

<p style="text-align: left;">It is obligatory on the husband to sleep next to his permanent wife during the night with amiability once every four nights. It is not sufficient to do so with avoidance and reluctance. He must have sexual intercourse with her at least once every four months in the usual way to satisfy her sexual needs. Not doing so is considered a sin and she can then present her case to the hakim shar'i, i.e. the mujtahid.</p>

As-Salam Alaykum! Greetings from Brazil! I am a Brazilian recent converted to Shia Islam. I would like more information about your viewpoints / line of thought, so that I can better choose the Marja that I should follow. Please, if it is possible to send me any instructional and related materials, my address is: WILLIAM OSORIO Rua Martinico Prado, No 361 - Apto 133, Vila Buarque, São Paulo - SP, Brazil, CEP 01.224-010 Thank you very much in advance for your attention and help. Fraternal and cordial regards,

<p><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; color: black;">In the name of Allah, the most Gracious the most merciful and praise to Him</span></p> <p> </p> <p>May Allah guide you, make you happy in this life and in the hereafter, guide you to learn the Sharia based on the sects of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them), guide you to make the righteous deeds, and continue to be on the right path.</p> <p>You can learn about the religious rulings by referring to our website or email us as we ready to address your questions in various religious aspects.</p> <p>Please refer to the following link for further information:</p> <p></p> <p>you can find answers in various subjects including emulation.</p> <p> </p> <p>May Allah guide you to please Him.</p> <p> </p>

I know that a Muslim man can marry a Christian woman as long as the children are Muslims. But are there not any other rules that the man and woman must follow before they are allowed to marry?

<p style="text-align: left;">Marrying a Christian woman is allowed but it is better to choose a Muslim wife when possible.<br />The father is obligated to raise the children properly in such a way that they become believers, perform the obligatory deeds and avoid committing the prohibitions. It is better to choose correct and effective ways in their upbringing so they may be more inclined towards the true religion. Almighty Allah says: "O ye who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire whereof the fuel is men and stones."(Quran 66:6).</p>

The concept of (taqleed) has been popular recently. I am not convinced of its religious obligation. Can you help me?

<p style="text-align: left;">The popularity of the concept of (taqleed) amongst the masses in these days is due to the broad existence of means of communication which have led to the wide spread of knowledge of religious laws. It is not because the concept is new. Rather, it was present at the time of the Imams (peace be upon them) when they were directing their companions and followers, in general, to learn the religious laws. This naturally led to many people asking questions about their affairs, and it was not practical for all of them to reach the Imam (peace be upon him) and ask him in person, so they used to refer to his close companions who could be reached to gain knowledge in religious laws. There were known narrators who were giving edicts to people and the Shias used to refer to them during those days, like Muhammad bin Muslim, Zurarah, Zakariyya bin Adam and others.<br /> This need continued to exist after the occultation of the Twelfth Imam (peace be upon him) until now.<br /> It is a natural need and a sensible process, as people refer to the experts in various fields like medicine, engineering and other kinds of expertise, as people are not satisfied with their own limited knowledge in these areas.</p>