His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives the Lebanese Ambassador to Iraq

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives the Lebanese Ambassador to Iraq

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammed Saeed al-Hakeem received Mr. Ali Adib al-Habhab, the Ambassador of Lebanon in Baghdad, along with his aides, on Sunday 5 May 2019.

Day Questions

My grandfather purchased a property. My grandfather had 9 children. Soon, unexpectedly, my grandfather passed away. At the time of my grandfather’s death, all his children were alive. The property was not distributed to them, but was transferred to my grandmother’s name. After 35 years, my grandmother died. At the time of her death, two of her children had already died and had children of their own. It has been more than 5 years since my grandmother died. The property is managed by one of her sons and he has taken the position that the families of his two deceased siblings are not entitled to any inheritance. Could you please let me know if the inheritance should be divided and distributed to all children, including the children of the deceased children?

If the sons and daughters of your grandfather gifted the property that they inherited from their father to their mother - your grandmother - and she took possession of this property, then she owned the property. When she passed away, those grandchildren whose parents died before the grandmother, do not inherit from the property. If the property passed to your grandmother as a legal formality, without her sons and daughters actually waiving their rights to it and giving it to her, then those grandchildren will have a share of the property.

I am a new convert to Shia Islam and I work as an artist. Could you please clarify the rulings in regards to drawing 2D images on paper?

It is not permissible to draw the image of humans and animals on paper. It is permissible to draw other objects like trees, rivers and natural scenery. It is also permissible to draw partial images of humans and animals.

I want to ask you a question about wearing the ring in the middle and index finger. Someone showed me a book in which there is a narration that wearing the ring in the index finger and the middle finger is prohibited. Is this the case?

There are some narrations that discourage the wearing of the ring on the middle finger and the index finger, but they are not authenticated narrations. Therefore, a religious law cannot be proven from them, in addition to the fact that the narrations can be taken to indicate dislike rather than prohibition.

Is it allowed to recite Surah Al-Jumu’ah or any other surah aloud during Dhuhr prayer on the day of Friday?

Yes, it is permissible, rather it is recommended to recite it an audible voice.