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.

Day Questions

What are the rulings of the prayer of the traveler in Kufa and Karbala? Do they have the choice of offering full prayers? Is Najaf considered to be within Kufa?

The traveler is permitted to choose between offering a full or shortened prayer in the “haair” of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him), and based on an obligatory precaution it is the place under the dome above the holy grave of the Imam and not beyond this area. This ruling does not include the city of Karbala at large. As for Najaf, it is not within the city of Kufa, so this law does not apply and shortened prayers is obligatory on the travelers in Najaf.

If a person does not eat meat for forty days or more at a time intentionally, when lawful meat is available to him, is this considered as disliked?

It has been reported in various narrations that it is disliked to abandon eating meat for forty days.

There are different floors at Jamrah these days; which floor should one take to stone the pillars? Also, the pillars' sizes have been enlarged. Does stoning at the edges of the pillar satisfy the requirement?

Based on compulsory precaution, one should stone the area of the original Jamrah itself – after trying to find out to a reasonable extent where it is – or as close to the original Jamrah as possible.

I did not know that a woman was already in a temporary marriage with someone else, and I entered a temporary marriage with her; can I marry the same woman after her previous temporary marriage period is over or ended?

If you consummated the marriage, i.e. had sexual intercourse with the woman, then it is prohibited to marry her permanently. But, if the temporary marriage contract with the first man was invalid for some reason, e.g. if it was without mentioning the dower, then you can marry her again.