His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives the Swedish Ambassador to the OIC and Calls the International Community to Block the Sources of Terrorism and Extremism

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives the Swedish Ambassador to the OIC and Calls the International Community to Block the Sources of Terrorism and Extremism
2019/04/27

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem received Mr. Joachim Bergstrom, the Swedish Ambassador to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on 27 April 2019.

During the meeting, His Eminence called the international community towards a serious attempt to blocking the sources of terrorism and extremism, in all its types and manners, and to eliminate this cancerous illness from its roots, and not to ignore it. It has created much misery and tragedy in different societies and is spreading its culture, as well as distorting the true image of Islam, which the Holy Quran and the Holy Infallibles (peace be upon them) deliver.

His Eminence indicated the importance of the international community giving due regard to noble ethical traits, which will lead to participating in forming good societies and families.

His Eminence also mentioned the role of Marji'iyya, which requires of its followers to follow the laws of the land, to be truthful, responsible, sincere and to abstain from creating hardships. The Marji'iyya emphasizes the peaceful coexistence and respect for others, whatever ethnicity or creed they may have.

Mr. Bergstrom thanked His Eminence, appreciated his warm welcome. He also expressed his appreciation of the role of Marji'iyya in bringing about peace and easing religious tension in the region.

Day Questions

I have long hair that is long enough to tie, and when I wipe over my hair in wudhu, the hair that I am wiping moves with my hand and it falls forward. Is this valid?

Yes, the wiping is correct even if there is movement of the hair; however, it is necessary to limit the wiping to the roots of the hair or the parts of the hair which are close to the roots, such that they cannot extend to outside the front quarter of the head.

I offer prayers in my office. Can I do wudhu and pray with my shoes on in case I am unable to go to the mosque.

The wudhu is not valid with the shoes on. Praying with the shoes on is permissible if one can place the tips of the two big toes on the ground while wearing the shoes.

What points were written in the treaty of Imam Hassan (peace be upon him) and Muawiyah?

History books differ in explaining the detailed incidents of the treaty between Imam Hassan (peace be upon him) and Muawiya. Some sources state that the treaty included the following conditions:1. Muawiya does not appoint a successor. 2. Muawiya does not harm any of the followers of Imam Ali (peace be upon him). Both of these conditions were violated by Muawiya. Some other sources of history said that Imam Hassan (peace be upon him) put in the treaty that he is the one who succeeds Muawiya in ruling, or Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) will in his absence, and Muawiya is not permitted to appoint an heir. There are other conditions mentioned in other history books.