His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives the Japanese Ambassador to Iraq and Clarifies the Importance of Entrenching the Correct Religious Understandings in Societies.

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives the Japanese Ambassador to Iraq and Clarifies the Importance of Entrenching the Correct Religious Understandings in Societies.
2019/04/23

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem received Mr. Naufumi Hashimoto, the new Ambassador of Japan to Iraq, on Tuesday 23 April 2019.

His Eminence clarified to the guest the importance of entrenching the correct religious understandings in societies, in order to safeguard the society from the destruction lofty moral codes.

His Eminence explained the role of Marji'iyya and the Hawza (Islamic Seminary) in having the correct religious, humanitarian and ethical understandings firmly rooted amongst people, in order for them to preserve their identity. Thus society can keep to the great values of Islam which come from the instructions of God Almighty in the Holy Quran and the lives of the Holy Infallibles (peace be upon them). Through attaching oneself to such values, one will be able to defend himself, his land and those things which he deems sanctified, without the need of having such weaponry that the enemies may have, in terms of preparedness and quantity. He reverts to his origin in his religion, his creed and his noble values.

Were it not for all this, people of Iraq would not have been able to defeat the great challenges that they faced of recent times.

His Eminence also mentioned the necessity and importance of communication between different human communities.

The guest expressed his utmost happiness in having this opportunity to meet him, and appreciated the positive role of Marji'iyya in serving society.

Day Questions

Is it correct that a Muslim goes to hell and gets his punishment in hell for the bad things he did, and after his punishment he goes to paradise for his good deeds?

It is reported in some narrations of the Imams (peace be upon them) that a believer does not stay in hell for eternity, but is accounted for his sins in the grave or on the Sirat or by other means.

What is our belief regarding Adam, and whether he committed a sin or not by going near the tree?

There is no doubt that the prophets are infallible and do not commit sins that will be subject to godly wrath and punishment. So what the holy Quran stated - about the eating of Adam from the tree - is that the divine order to refrain from such an act is not an order that requires obedience because of the relation of servitude between Almighty Allah and His slaves, but as an advisory suggestion that eating from the tree will cause the harm of being departed from Heaven.

I ended temporary marriage by chatting online with my wife, because we were far away from each other. Is the procedure valid?

The contract of the temporary marriage is ended when its set time is ended or by the man waiving and forgoing the remainder of the time. This can be by stating: "Wahabtu ... (so-and-so) ma tabaqqa min muddat iz-Zawaj," mentioning the wife's name in place of "so-and-so". This means, "I waive for so-and-so the remaining time of the marriage." It is permissible to state this in any other language. After you did so, you can inform her by chatting online or by any other means.