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

My mother does not wear Hijab. Whenever I advise her on this matter, she gets angry with me and does not listen. Is it permissible for me to stop advising her?

If she does not accept your advice, then you may stop advising her. You should know that her continuation in committing sins does not remove the obligation on you to be dutiful to her and treat her well as a mother, since it is obligatory to be dutiful to the parents whether they are pious or not. When you treat her nicely – in accordance to the religion teachings – she might feel the mercy and goodness in the religious teachings, which may become a reason for her guidance and obedience to the religious obligations and duties in the future.

Can a Shia Sayyid girl get married to a new convert to Islam? Can she marry him if her father does not allow it?

It is permissible for the Muslim woman, whether she was from a Sayyid family or not, to marry a Muslim man even if he used to follow another religion, but it should be with the consent of the father of the woman if she is a virgin.

What are the limits of the relationship between the husband and wife after the wife dies? Is it permissible for the husband to touch the skin and hug her, etc. after her death?

It is prohibited to have sexual pleasure with the deceased wife. It is not prohibited to look at her, or touch her. It is permissible for him to give her the Ghusl.