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

Is it permissible to give the share of Sayyids to my grandmother who is a Hashemite?

It is not permissible to pay khums to poor people if their sustenance is the responsibility of the khums payer. It is obligatory for the duty-bound person to support his grandparents based on compulsory precaution. Therefore, if the Sayyid’s share of the khums is given to the sustenance of your grandmother, then it is not sufficient as khums payment. But if what your give her is to pay off her debt then it is permissible.

Is there a particular way to say the intention of the prayer?

It is not necessary to pronounce the intention, and it is enough to perform the prayer without the pronunciation.

I am getting to know a girl, who I feel I would like to get married to. However, I would like to get to know her more first. Is she allowed to spend a whole day with me?

It is permissible for the man to talk to a non-Mahram woman, but this might encourage him to commit sins, like looking at her with lust and sexual arousal. Spending long periods of time together could lead to social problems, like making people talking about your relationship or the parents of the girl not being pleased with this. For these reasons, we advise you to correspond with her parents in giving you the chance to get to know her in order to avoid falling into such mistakes.

What if one does not have enough money or means to pay Diyah?

If the offender cannot pay it, it stays as a debt on him.