His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Shaikh Basheer al-Najafi

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Shaikh Basheer al-Najafi
2019/05/10

During the Holy month of Ramadhan and its spiritual atmosphere, His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Shaikh Basheer al-Najafi, on Thursday night the 4th of the holy month.

نظراً لعدم ثبوت رؤية هلال شهر شوال بحجة شرعية لدى سماحة المرجع الديني الكبير السيد الحكيم (مد ظله) سيكون عيد الفطر المبارك يوم الجمعة ان شاء الله تعالى

Day Questions

What is the role of Marjaiyya in the new democratic Iraq?

The policies of the previous dictatorial regime in Iraq were focused on personality-worship and the use of all Iraqi resources, capabilities and establishments to strengthen the throne. Once the mentioned regime collapsed, the religious leadership "the Marjaiyya"; directed the Iraqis to fill the legislative, political and security gaps.The Marjaiyya did not enforce a particular kind of regime. Rather, it took in consideration Iraq's conditions and its components. Therefore; a populist election system was adopted on the basis of allowing every private citizen to vote and an election was based on the same guidelines that advanced modern countries observe in addition to preserving Iraqi identity, which encompasses ethical values and religious foundations that Iraqis are proud of. The Marjaiyya did not obligate the citizens to vote for a particular clause in the constitution but they were allowed the freedom of choice.

Is it permissible to eat a steak that isn't well done, but is medium cooked?

It is permissible to do so, but it is disliked to eat uncooked meat.

Can we eat food from non-Muslim?

If the food contains meat, one must make sure that it is from an animal that was slaughtered in accordance to the Sharia, unless he knows that the non-Muslim took the meat from a Muslim or bought it from Muslims’ market, or the like, then one can assume it is slaughtered in accordance to the Sharia. If the food does not contain meat, one can consume it. In both cases, whether the food contains meat or not, based on compulsory precaution it is not permissible to consume the food if the non-Muslim – except those who are from the People of the Book – has contacted the food with dampness. As for the People of the Book, they are considered tahir.

I was told that one must remove the essential najasah from a najis object in order to make it tahir again. Is this true?

In order to restore the taharah of a najis object with water, the actual najasah, e.g. semen, has to be removed first.