Grand Ayatollah Sayyid al-Hakeem receives the French Foreign Minister and his team in his office in al-Najaf al-Ashraf

Grand Ayatollah Sayyid al-Hakeem receives the French Foreign Minister and his team in his office in al-Najaf al-Ashraf
2019/01/15

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Saeed al-Hakeem received the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, with his team, on Tuesday 15 January 2019.

The Minister praised the stand that the Iraqi citizens have taken and the sacrifices they have made against the terrorists Daesh that targeted Iraq and other nations including France. He also expressed his appreciation of the role of the Shiite religious leadership – the Marji’yya – in al-Najaf al-Ashraf in spreading the culture of moderation and co-existence amongst the various groups that exist in Iraq.

His Eminence explained that the stance of the Marji’iyya has come from the school of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) which is based on logic, wisdom, moderation, and this school represents the true teachings of Islam which the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) came to deliver.

His Eminence presented various examples of the stance of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) in solving the problems of extremism and terrorism.

Day Questions

How would I make an electronic device tahir which has become najis, while the water might damage the device?

If the said device becomes najis, then it cannot be made tahir without using water. You can use the device even if it is najis. If your hand is dry, then it does not become najis when it touches it.

Is it permissible to eat crab, lobster or prawn?

Amongst seafood, it is unlawful to consume anything but fish that have scales as well as shrimps and prawns. Other types of fish and shellfish are not lawful.

I have heard that one should intent to travel before he can offer shortened prayer. How is that?

It is condition in offering a shortened prayer that one intends to cross the sharia determined distance for a traveler. If he intended to cross a lesser distance then he intended to go further until he reached the said distance, he should offer full prayer even if the total distance crossed was the sharia defined distance of traveler.