His Eminence, Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem, receives the Romanian Ambassador in Iraq

His Eminence, Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem, receives the Romanian Ambassador in Iraq

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Al-Sayyid Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakeem received the Ambassador of Romania in Baghdad, Mr. Iacob Prada, with his aides.

His Eminence advised on the importance of communication between communities, distant from political and personal motives, in order to embed great human values with societies, and to enable cooperation.

His Eminence also spoke of the role of Marji'iyyah and its complete independence, and its relationship with different levels of society.

The respected guest, Mr. Prada, expressed his gratitude in being able to visit Najaf and meet his Eminence, and he praised the fatherly role of Marji'iyyah for the Iraqi people and beyond.

Day Questions

Is it recommended to pray for the Twelfth Imam (peace be upon him)?

There is no doubt that it is recommended to pray for the emergence of the Twelfth Imam (peace be upon him), for his health and the like.

I have small cut on my arm, and the blood on my arm is less than the size of a 'dirham'. May I perform wudhu on it when the blood becomes dry?

If the wound is on the parts of the wudhu then it is obligatory to remove the dry blood – even if it is less than the size of a 'dirham' – and make that part tahir in order to perform the wudhu.

Please explain to me briefly what khums is and when it becomes obligatory. Who must I give it to and how often?

Khums is a divinely-ordained financial obligation. It is the fifth of the yearly income that remains unspent. So, you should determine a specific day to calculate your profits in coordination with the Marja’ or his appointed agent. Every year on this specific day, you calculate the fifth of all the net income that you possess plus the fifth of the worth of items that were not used during the year. The khums amount is divided into two equal amounts: one is to be given to needy people amongst the offspring of Hashim – the great-grandfather of the Prophet (peace be upon him) – and the second is to be spent with the coordination of the Marja’ by referring to him or his appointed agent to spend it in the ways of serving the religion and fulfilling the necessities of the believers.