Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem received the Head of Islamic Consultative Assembly's Commission on Foreign Policy and National Security in Iran, Ala al-Deen Borujerdi

Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem received the Head of Islamic Consultative Assembly's Commission on Foreign Policy and National Security in Iran, Ala al-Deen Borujerdi
2019/04/22

His Eminence Sayyid al-Hakeem received the Head of Islamic Consultative Assembly's Commission on Foreign Policy and National Security, Ala al-Deen Borujerdi, with his aides, on Monday 20 April 2019.

The guest congratulated his Eminence on the occasion of the birth-anniversary of the Twelfth Imam (May God hasten his reappearance), and briefed him on his participation in the Inter-Parliamentary Conference in Baghdad.

He assured His Eminence of the work done to help those harmed by the rain floods in various provinces of Iran.

His Eminence advised of the importance of investing in international conferences which constructive dialogue, with the objective of working for the best interests of the people of the region.

The meeting concluding with the respected guest expressing his thanks and appreciation to His Eminence in giving him this opportunity to meet with him.

Day Questions

Did the Prophet and the Imams (peace be upon them) do Taqiyya?

Taqiyya is position that one takes to express an idea he does not believe in or waive his right on a matter, in order to protect himself from being harmed. Taqiyya was established in the Holy Book when Almighty Allah said: “Let not the believers take disbelievers for their friends in preference to believers. Whoso doeth that hath no connection with Allah unless (it be) that ye but guard yourselves against them, taking (as it were) security. Allah biddeth you beware (only) of Himself. Unto Allah is the journeying” (3-21).He also said: “Whoso disbelieveth in Allah after his belief – save him who is forced thereto and whose heart is still content with the Faith - but whoso findeth ease in disbelief: On them is wrath from Allah. Theirs will be an awful doom” (16-6). This last verse was revealed when Ammar bin Yasir was coerced to let the idolaters hear what they wanted to hear, words of disbelief, in order to avoid being tortured further. When he stated this to the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his holy progeny), he approved what Ammar did. The Prophet even told Ammar that if the idolaters return to you, let them hear again what you told them. This incident is mentioned in various books of history and Quranic commentaries. The Imams of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) were subject to difficult situations, and they were forced to apparently recognize the rulers of their times, even though the Imams knew of the oppression and tyranny of such rulers.

If a woman is in her period, is there any restriction to the amount of Quran she may recite? Could she, for example, complete the entire Quran whilst on her period?

Such recitation is permissible although it is disliked, except that it is prohibited for her to recite the verses of prostration.

Is ostrich permissible to consume?

Yes, it is permissible.

If I don't make skin contact with a woman, can I put my hand around her coat?

If it is without pleasure, then it is permissible. Otherwise, it is not permissible.