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

Why do we pray on stones (turbah) and Sunnis do not? How can it be possible that they do not even have one document or narration on this issue? How is that when Muslims at the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) prayed in congregation and did not know that praying on sand/stone is obligatory?

It was narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) has said: "Indeed, Earth is made for me (by Almighty Allah) a place of prostration and a mean of purification (in tayammum)." This narration and the like clearly indicate that it is obligatory to prostrate on natural earth like soil, stones and the like, instead of carpets and rugs. Sunnis do not act upon these narrations either because of misinterpretation or they do not rely on them.

Please let me know about the progeny of Sayyida Zainab (if any), as I have heard that she had one son namely Ali Zainabi, and her lineage was carried on by him. Is it true?

It was reported in some lineage books that amongst the sons of Abdullah bin Ja’far and Zainab (peace be upon them) is one by the name of Ali. His agnomen is Zainabi, relating him to his noble mother. This indicates the divine relation to Fatima Al-Zahra when the son relates to his mother and not to his father. Some experts in lineage said that he was a noble man and he has a progeny as per the book "Umdat-ul-Talib".

If the woman is divorced and no sexual intercourse took place during last three months, then is it necessary for her to observe iddah?

If the marriage is consummated i.e. intercourse took place even once, then she must observe the iddah.

I was told that one must remove the essential najasah from a najis object in order to make it tahir again. Is this true?

In order to restore the taharah of a najis object with water, the actual najasah, e.g. semen, has to be removed first.