His Eminence, Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem, receives the Romanian Ambassador in Iraq

His Eminence, Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem, receives the Romanian Ambassador in Iraq

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Al-Sayyid Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakeem received the Ambassador of Romania in Baghdad, Mr. Iacob Prada, with his aides.

His Eminence advised on the importance of communication between communities, distant from political and personal motives, in order to embed great human values with societies, and to enable cooperation.

His Eminence also spoke of the role of Marji'iyyah and its complete independence, and its relationship with different levels of society.

The respected guest, Mr. Prada, expressed his gratitude in being able to visit Najaf and meet his Eminence, and he praised the fatherly role of Marji'iyyah for the Iraqi people and beyond.

Day Questions

If the layman decided on who is the most knowledgeable based on his own research and without needing to ask the religious scholars who can determine the most knowledgeable, would the layman's research be sufficient?

A normal regular individual is not qualified to determine the most knowledgeable in the right way without referring to whoever can determine him amongst the experts, since they are the ones – and not any inexperienced people – who know the level of knowledge of the people that reached the level of Ijtihad.

Many youth today use drugs like marijuana. They claim that it does not cause intoxication and thus can be viewed the same way as tobacco. Please provide us with a clear ruling of the validity of marijuana.

It is impermissible to consume intoxicating material whether they are fluids like wine or dry like hashish and other such drugs. It is also impermissible to consume non-intoxicating substances that cause addiction if such an addiction harms the individual in a severe way that leads to trouble, scandals or humiliation.

Can the qadha for a missed prayer be performed at any time of the day?

Yes, it is permissible to perform it at any time.