His Eminence Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem meets with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

His Eminence Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem meets with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
2020/02/19

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakeem, on 15 February 2020, received representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN in Iraq, Dr. Salah Al-Haaj Hasan and his team.

Dr. Salah Al-Haaj Hasan presented a report on the projects undertaken by FAO, consisting of ways in which agriculture can be improved in rural and semi-urban areas in Iraq, in order to ensure food provision for Iraq and a decent life for farmers.

Day Questions

What kind of things can the dowry (mahr) be in an Islamic marriage?

Anything that has a value and is permissible to earn from, by selling or leasing for instance, can be set as dowry, even if it is a little. It can be a tangible item, or a debt that is becomes liable for, or a service, such as to sew a garment or recite the Quran. As for those things which are not permissible to make one’s earning by, such as musical instruments or pigs, it is not permissible to make them the dowry.

Artificial Crab is used in sushi food; is it halal to eat?

If the fish that is used in the making of such products is halal, it is permissible to consume such a product. If it is not, then it is not permissible to consume it.

I have tattoos with the name of Almighty Allah, and I wanted to know if I can touch the holy name without wudhu? If not, show should I perform wudhu?

It is not permissible to touch the name of Allah without wudhu. For Wudhu one can wash the part that has the tattoo in the said case by placing it under running tap water and make the water reaches all areas of this part of the wudhu without touching the name of Allah by the hand.

Is yoga exercise permissible for health purpose?

It is permissible if it is not considered as an encouragement to other religions.