His Eminence the Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem met with Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in Baghdad, and advised for greater communication between different cultures

His Eminence the Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem met with Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in Baghdad, and advised for greater communication between different cultures
2018/12/11

His Eminence, the Grand Ayatollah al-Sayyid Muhammed Saeed al-Hakeem, received the Norwegian Ambassador to Jordan and Iraq, Tone Allers, along with her aides, on Tuesday 11 December 2018. The guests expressed their appreciation for His Eminence in giving the opportunity for this meeting, and they congratulated the Marji’iyya on the first anniversary of the victory over Daesh.

His Eminence indicated that the victory over Daesh came from the blessings and guidance of God Almighty, as well as the people abiding by their religion and giving their sacrifices for it.

His Eminence called for greater communication between various cultures, and to keep away from bitterness and hate, and this will greatly benefit the people.

The meeting was concluded by the guests thanking His Eminence for this opportunity and appreciating his important advice.

Day Questions

What is the reward for mourning for the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) as stated in the narrations and in the Holy Quran?

There are narrations that encourage mourning the Ahlulbait and showing grief for the injustices and tragedies they experienced. As an example, Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) used to recite while prostrating a long supplication, "O my Lord, have mercy on those hearts that mourned us and were burned because of our grief. O my Lord, have mercy on those eyes that shed tears for us…”.

What are the recommended Surahs after Al-Fatiha to recite for the five daily prayers?

It is recommended to recite after Al-Fatiha:For Fajr prayers: chapters 78 (Al-Naba'a), 76 (Al-Insan), 88 (Al-Ghashiya) and 90 (Al-Balad). For Dhuhr and Isha prayers: Chapters 87 (Al-A’ala), 91 (Al-Shams) and the like.For Asr and Maghrib prayers: Chapters 110 (Al-Nasr) and 102 (Al-Takathur).

Can I break my fast with the Sunni brothers according to their Iftar time?

You can break your fast at the disappearance of the sun, but if one has doubt about the time of sunset, he should wait until the disappearance of the redness in the eastern side of the horizon.

A man divorced his wife and wanted to get back together; does he require another marriage contract?

If he wanted to get back to his marriage with her before the end of the waiting period, then there is no need for a second marriage contract. If this was after the end of the waiting period, then the marriage contract is necessary.