His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Shaikh Basheer al-Najafi

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Shaikh Basheer al-Najafi
2019/05/10

During the Holy month of Ramadhan and its spiritual atmosphere, His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Shaikh Basheer al-Najafi, on Thursday night the 4th of the holy month.

Day Questions

Is it allowed to resort to law enforcement authorities or the courts in a non-Muslim country if there is a conflict between two Muslims and there is no sharia court in the country, or where the sharia court has no legal validity for the country?

It is not permissible to refer for judgment from other than the Adil Mujtahids who base their verdicts on the laws of the sharia. In such conflicts between Muslims, one should suggest to the opposing party to refer to the religious authority, the Mujtahid, to resolve the conflict. If the opponent refuses, and the only way to obtain one’s rights is through the courts of the land, then it is permissible to do so. The parties of a conflict can also settle it by referring to a third party after they agree to the judgment of the latter as a way of reconciliation.

What is Usool Al-Fiqh?

The religious Jurisprudence (Fiqh) is the religious rulings that are derived from the religious sources of proof: the Holy Book and the Sunnah of the Prophet and the Imams (peace be upon them). These ruling were known during the beginning of Islam by direct referral as the Prophet and the Imams (peace be upon them) used to explain them to people in simple and understandable ways. As time passed, and people became farther away from the era of the legislation, views differed in understanding the religious texts and the conclusions they derived from them. Fiqh changed from being simple and understandable by the lay people to a specific field of knowledge that required experience to determine the religious rulings. From such a development, the Principles of Fiqh were developed and become a separate field. It discusses the general principles that the jurist requires in the process of derivation. In short, Usool Al-Fiqh is the study of the general rules that the process of derivation depends upon.

If someone has cat's hair on his clothes can he offer the prayers with those clothes?

The prayer is invalid if there was cat's hair on the person's clothes based on compulsory precaution.