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

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

According to Ayatollah Saeed Al Hakim (ha), what is his view on the Quran being complete, does our eminence believe it has not been changed, etc?

His eminence answered a group of questions that were raised to him from a Sunni researcher when he said regarding the completion of the Quran: “Muslims from Shia and Sunni sects have unanimity agreed by practical means that whatever between the two sides of the cover in the current book is the complete holy Quran. The current books of Quran that are spread in all Muslim countries serve as evidence to this truth. Muslims consider reciting the book of Allah fully by reciting the current books of Quran completely; also they consider reciting a chapter – sura from the Quran by reciting the sura that they find in these books of Quran. They do not add a word or remove another. The said is clear in their understanding, conduct and in the verdicts of their religious scholars. This practical unanimity is one of the strongest proofs of Muslims positions in general – whether they were Shia or Sunni – in the holy Quran. Nothing can stand against such evidence as it expresses the fact that the noble Quran is entirely in the current book as an existing truth that proves itself by its clearness and strength. Muslims have acknowledged it and implement it when all fallacies failed to doubt it”.

If we deposit some amount in the bank and they offer some profit to us, is it permissible to take it?

If it is an unconditional grant, not pursuant to any loan contract, then it is permissible to take it.