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
2017/11/21

>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

How should one perform tayammum?

Tayammum should be performed in the following method: One should first strike the inside of his hands upon the earth once. He should wipe, with both of his hands together, his forehead, and the two sides of his face from the place where the hair grows to the bone of the eyebrows. He should wipe the back of the right hand from the wrist to the fingertips, with the inside of the left hand. Then he similarly wipes the back of the left hand with the inside of the right hand. It is best that he strikes the earth for a second time and then repeats the wiping of the two hands.

Is it obligatory on me to awake my wife for offering prayer if the time is near to end?

Waking up the wife and any other person to offer the prayer is not obligatory. Yes, it is better to wake them as it is a call to obey Almighty Allah and offer the prayer on time.

How do I know who the ahl-ul-khibrah (people of expertise) are so that I may ask them about the most knowledgeable mujtahid?

The ahl-ul-khibrah are those who can recognize the most knowledgeable by his writings, research and edicts. Those experts can be reached through communicating with the Howza. If such communication is not possible or determining the most knowledgeable is not possible, one is required to choose one of the scholars who have reached the level of ijtihad and fulfil the conditions of being a marja, and follow him. The chosen should be the most God-fearing amongst them if possible. Otherwise, the believer can choose one of them and follow his verdicts.