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

How did qunoot come about?

The scholars of the Shia school of the thought unanimously agree that the qunoot is recommend in all obligatory prayers. This is proven by many narrations of the Imams of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them), and it is narrated in some narrations of Sunnis as well.

Our organization wants to ask about authentic books that shia speakers can quote reference in Muharam etc. Majalis?

It is permissible to present the incidents of the tragedy of Kerbela without guaranteeing that it is authentically took place but rather it is based on the fact that they were written in designated books for this particular topic. It is better that the speaker to observe various aspects especially the level of the understanding of the audience, the religious fundamentals and historical truths.

If one makes a mistake in pronouncing something during the prayer, may he carry on and ignore it? Or must he go back and correct it?

He should return to recite it correctly and continue his recitation. However, if he realized the mistake when he entered the bowing or prostration, he cannot return, and he should continue with his prayer.

Is it true that if the congregational prayer is some distance away and I come into the prayer hall and the Imam is in the bowing position, I can do Takbeeratul-Ihram and bow down where I am and walk in the state of bowing to join the congregation?

When present in the place of congregational prayer, one can recite Takbeeratul-Ihram - even if not close to the group of the congregation - and walk even during prostration to join the congregation.