His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives the Swedish Ambassador to the OIC and Calls the International Community to Block the Sources of Terrorism and Extremism

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives the Swedish Ambassador to the OIC and Calls the International Community to Block the Sources of Terrorism and Extremism
2019/04/27

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem received Mr. Joachim Bergstrom, the Swedish Ambassador to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on 27 April 2019.

During the meeting, His Eminence called the international community towards a serious attempt to blocking the sources of terrorism and extremism, in all its types and manners, and to eliminate this cancerous illness from its roots, and not to ignore it. It has created much misery and tragedy in different societies and is spreading its culture, as well as distorting the true image of Islam, which the Holy Quran and the Holy Infallibles (peace be upon them) deliver.

His Eminence indicated the importance of the international community giving due regard to noble ethical traits, which will lead to participating in forming good societies and families.

His Eminence also mentioned the role of Marji'iyya, which requires of its followers to follow the laws of the land, to be truthful, responsible, sincere and to abstain from creating hardships. The Marji'iyya emphasizes the peaceful coexistence and respect for others, whatever ethnicity or creed they may have.

Mr. Bergstrom thanked His Eminence, appreciated his warm welcome. He also expressed his appreciation of the role of Marji'iyya in bringing about peace and easing religious tension in the region.

Day Questions

There is a good believer who leads the prayers, but mispronounces the vowels (harakat), for example he says "Bismillahir-Rahmanur-Raheem" instead of "Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Raheem", i.e. he puts a Dhammah on the Noon instead of Kasrah. I approached him privately and explained to him the mistake but he took offense and still recites it incorrectly. Can we pray behind him?

Based on what you have mentioned about the recitation of the said person, your congregational prayer behind him is invalid during Maghrib, Isha and Morning prayers based on compulsory precaution. You can pray behind him in Dhuhur and Asr prayers but you should recite for yourself.

If after marriage a numerologist says that both the husband and wife are not suitable for each other and there will be lot of problems in their lives, do we believe it or not? Is numerology true?

It is not permissible to believe in metaphysical information through depending on such means, nor is it permissible - for the informer - to tell them with certainty.

Is the supplication of "Nadi Ali" authentic?

This specific text is not amongst the supplications that have been narrated from the Infallibles (peace be upon them). However, it is permissible to recite it in order to seek intercession from Imam Ali bin Abi Talib, for the fulfilment of one’s needs and wishes. All matters are in God’s power, but he made the Prophet and his progeny (peace be upon them) intercessors.