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

His Eminence, Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem, receives the Romanian Ambassador in Iraq
2019/07/02

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.

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

I had done Istikhara for a particular matter and I acted according to it then. However, after some time had passed the same issue arose again. If I act differently, will I be going against the Istikhara?

The original Istikhara was done according to the current circumstances then. The passage of time leads to different circumstances, so acting differently this time will not be considered going against the original Istikhara.

When I was younger, I got a tattoo on my wrist, and I am very distressed about it now. Is it right that my prayers will not be counted?

If it does not prevent water from reaching the skin, then it is not an obstacle for the validity of the wudhu and prayers.

Was Imam Ali Zainul-Abideen (peace be upon him) the elder or younger brother of Ali al-Akbar (peace be upon him)?

What is well-known is that the martyred brother in the tragedy of Karbala is older than the Imam (peace be upon him). Allah knows best.

Can Tawaf be performed wearing slippers?

It is permissible to wear slippers during Tawaf, but if it is during Ihram, then covering the top of the foot is not permissible; so one should choose a slipper that does not cover the top of the foot.