Grand Ayatollah Sayyid al-Hakeem meets with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Shaykh Hasan al-Rouhani.

Grand Ayatollah Sayyid al-Hakeem meets with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Shaykh Hasan al-Rouhani.

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Saeed al-Hakeem, received the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Shaykh Hasan al-Rouhani and his aides, on Wednesday 13th March 2019. President Rouhani presented a summary of his talks with the Iraqi government in Baghdad.

His Eminence Sayyid al-Hakeem emphasized the importance of the realistic view of the officials to the circumstances which the country is going through and its effect on people. They should perceive the pains and hardships that the people are experiencing, especially in difficult times. This will lead to the people cooperating with and appreciating those in positions of power, and to receiving trust, and this will enable the people to be patient in such times of difficulties.

His Eminence also emphasized the importance of those in power to resolve the issues and disagreements with wisdom and broad-mindedness, to remove those tensions. President Rouhani expressed his thanks to His Eminence for hosting him.

Day Questions

If one performs tayammum instead of ghusl of janabah, how long will its taharah last? Is its affect the same as that for the ghusl, so it lasts until the next time one sustains a major occurrence (hadath akbar) like janabah, menstruation or touching a dead body?

The tayammum becomes invalid with the elimination of the justification that caused one to perform tayammum. For example, if the patient who performed the tayammum instead of ghusl due to his illness was cured, then the tayammum is invalid immediately and ghusl will be required. The tayammum also becomes invalid also if the justification continued but the individual sustained another major occurrence (hadath akbar).

I would like to know if the sentence: “Every day is Ashura and every land is Karbala,” is a slogan, or a narration from our Imams (peace be upon them)?

The said statement is a slogan, and not a narration from the Prophet or the Imams (peace be upon all of them).

Verse 185 of Suratul-Baqarah says that those who can afford a redemption should feed a poor person. Does this verse say that if one cannot fast he can give food to a poor person instead of fasting?

A number of narrations explain this verse to refer to the old man/woman who suffer from thirst or similar conditions when fasting, which leads to severe hardship and discomfort, so they are permitted to break their fast and pay the Fidya.

How do I know that the order of revelations (Surahs) in the Quran are in correct order, or legitimate? Where is the proof they are in order beginning with Al-Alaq and so forth?

We are not certain of the sequence of the verses’ revelations. We are sure of the fact that the Quran is the current contemporary one.