His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives the Lebanese Ambassador to Iraq

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives the Lebanese Ambassador to Iraq

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammed Saeed al-Hakeem received Mr. Ali Adib al-Habhab, the Ambassador of Lebanon in Baghdad, along with his aides, on Sunday 5 May 2019.

Day Questions

In the Quran, we are told that God ordained the angels to prostrate in front of Adam all of them prostrate except Iblis who was among the transgressor. My question is was Iblis an angel or a jinni if he was a jinni how did he fit in the midst of the angels

Iblis is amongst jinn as declared in the verse: “We said unto the angels: Fall prostrate before Adam, and they fell prostrate, all save Iblis. He was of the jinn, so he rebelled against his Lord's command. Will ye choose him and his seed for your protecting friends instead of Me, when they are an enemy unto you? Calamitous is the exchange for evil-doers.”. 50:18. Iblis used to worship almighty Allah until he decided to become arrogant and looked down on Adam and refused the orders of the almighty Allah of prostrating to him.

What is order for the followers of his late eminence? will they continue to follow his late eminence or they have to follow another jurist?

One should refer to the most knowledgeable contemporary marja and enquire about the permissibility to follow the deceased marja.

What kind of things can the dowry (mahr) be in an Islamic marriage?

Anything that has a value and is permissible to earn from, by selling or leasing for instance, can be set as dowry, even if it is a little. It can be a tangible item, or a debt that is becomes liable for, or a service, such as to sew a garment or recite the Quran. As for those things which are not permissible to make one’s earning by, such as musical instruments or pigs, it is not permissible to make them the dowry.