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

I am breastfeeding in Ramadan. Is it obligatory on me to fast while breastfeeding?

If fasting harms the woman who is breastfeeding by greatly decreasing her milk, or stopping its flow, then it is permissible for her not to fast. She should make up the missed fasts before the next Ramadan. Furthermore, a sum of 900 grams of food like wheat, oat and rice must be paid to the needy believers for each missed day.

In Dhuhr and Asr prayers, are we allowed to recite the Bismillah in the first two rak'ats loudly?

It is recommended to recite the Bismillah in a loud voice in the said case.

I am a married woman, is there any form of birth control that I am permitted to use in order to prevent pregnancy?

There are two scenarios, Firstly: if childbirth will cause bodily harm, it is permissible to disable the reproductive system even if this is permanent in order to alleviate the harm. Secondly: it is permissible to temporarily disable the reproductive system, even if childbirth does not cause any bodily harm. However, if this involves prohibited exposing or touching of the body then it is not permissible except if there is a conventional necessity that requires this.