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.

Day Questions

I am trying to build a spiritual connection with Almighty Allah but I don’t know how relaxed I should be because of how merciful God is, and I don’t know how fearful I should be because of how severe He is in punishment.

The religious texts indicate that the believer is urged to balance between fear and hope, so he should not deem himself secure from the scheme of Allah, nor should he despair from the mercy of Allah. If this is done, the individual will have the motivation towards obedience because his hope in the mercy makes him convinced in the advantage of the action; and his fear from the wrath of Almighty Allah makes him avoid the sins.

If a person performs the ghusl of Friday, does that remove the need for performing wudhu? If a person performs another recommended ghusl, does this also remove the need for performing wudhu?

Yes, the Friday ghusl compensates the need to perform wudhu. The same can be said regarding all ghusls which are proven to be recommended in the Sharia, like the ghusl of the day of Eid and the ghusl of the day of Arafat.However, those ghusls which have not been proven to be recommended, like the ghusl of the day of Ghadeer and the ghusl of the day of Nowruz, if they are performed the believer is rewarded but will still need to perform the wudhu for prayers.

If my savings during the year is £1000, after paying the khums of £200, £800 remains. If I use this £800 to invest in stocks, how would I calculate the khums on it?

If the value of the stocks at the end of the next khums year exceeds £800, they you pay the fifth of what exceeds £800. For example, if the stocks increase in value to £1000, then you pay the fifth of £200, which is £40.