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.

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

Do all toes need to be wiped during in wudhu, or just the last toe?

It suffices in the correctness of the wudhu to perform what is considered as wiping, even if it is on one toe.

Is it compulsory to grow a beard in Islam? Did any of our twelve Imams emphasize on growing a beard?

It is prohibited to shave the beard, and there are narrations from the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) that state this.

As we know, Imamate is a divine position that cannot be taken away by anybody. With that in mind, when Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said that his right of the caliphate was taken from him, what does he mean, because he remained the religious authority regardless of what they did? What exactly was taken away from him, because the true believers were still following him?

What you said is true. Imamate is a divine position that cannot be taken by anyone. The application of this right is represented by the management of the affairs of people with justice according to the divine rules of Almighty Allah, and since Imam Ali (peace be upon him) was not able to exercise this right of authority for some time, we can say that the ruling and management of the affairs of people based on correct religious standards was taken from him.

Is it permissible for a woman to wear a necklace without the intention of  the opposite gender?

It is prohibited for a woman to expose her embellishment to non-Mahram men except for applying kohl, wearing a ring and a bracelet, whether she has the mentioned intention or not.