His Eminence Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem meets with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

His Eminence Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem meets with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakeem, on 15 February 2020, received representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN in Iraq, Dr. Salah Al-Haaj Hasan and his team.

Dr. Salah Al-Haaj Hasan presented a report on the projects undertaken by FAO, consisting of ways in which agriculture can be improved in rural and semi-urban areas in Iraq, in order to ensure food provision for Iraq and a decent life for farmers.

Day Questions

Has the Quran undergone alteration – tahrif – of the order of its verses, or is the order of the verses the same order as that during the time of our Holy prophet (PBUHF)?

The sequence of the verses is same as the sequence in the time of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his holy progeny).

Some people say that Imam Ali (peace be upon him) gave his oath of allegiance to Abu Bakr and Umar, which they required to establish their caliphate. Is this true?

It is clear in some of the words of Imam Ali (peace be upon him) in the book of Nahjul Balagha that he did not pay the allegiance until the welfare of Islam required him to do so. This is clear when he said: “when the Prophet passed away, the Muslims quarreled about the matter [of authority] after him. Then, by Allah, it never occurred to me and I never imagined, that after the Prophet the Arabs would snatch away the matter [of authority] from his Ahlulbait, nor that they would take it away from me after him. It alarmed me to see the people surrounding so-and-so to giving him allegiance, I therefore withheld my hand – until I saw that many people were reverting away from Islam and trying to destroy the religion of Mohammed (may Allah bless him and his progeny). I then feared that if I did not protect Islam and its people and there occurred in it a breach or destruction, it would mean a greater calamity for me than the loss of authority over you...”. (Letter 62).

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.