Hindu Religious Leader Visit to the Office of His Eminence in Qum

Hindu Religious Leader Visit to the Office of His Eminence in Qum
The Hindu religious leader, Swami Agnivesh and his accompanying delegation visited the office of his Eminence, the religious authority Sayyid Al-Hakeem in the city of Qum. He was welcomed by his Eminence, Sayyid Riyadh Al-Hakeem, where the latter presented some of the teachings of Islam based on verses from the Holy Quran and the life of the Prophet and the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them). His Eminence also explained the position of the religious authority (Marjaiyya) and the importance it places in the stability of societies of various religions and the necessity of cooperation between the religious scholars in activating the noble humane values and taking the path of reasoning and moderation in the face of extremism and violence. The guest expressed his pleasure in the meeting and in the dialogue and discussions that took place, and he stated that this meeting resulted in a new understanding of the teachings of Islam that corresponds to logic and noble humane values, as opposed to the image he previously had about Islam which originated from obscurity as well as from the practices of some extremists. He expressed his eagerness in conducting future meetings and to establish a joint effort for the welfare of humanity at large. The visit of the Indian delegation came on the invitation of the Al-Hikmah Foundation, an organization under the care of the office of the religious authority Sayyid Al-Hakeem. The invitation was part of the project of his Eminence to establish a liaison with the religious leaders and scientific and cultural dignitaries worldwide.

Day Questions

If a husband and wife decided on divorce by khula, is it valid if it takes place during menstruation, or if they have sexual intercourse the day before?

Divorce of any type is invalid if it takes place during the menstruation period of the wife, or if they had sexual intercourse since the last menstruation period.

Is it sufficient in ghusl to wash the head and then the body once only, or do we need to wash thrice?

<p style="text-align: left;">It is sufficient to wash once, starting from the head.</p>

Is meat permissible to consume whether bought from Muslim or non-Muslim supermarkets?

It is permissible to consume it, even if it is taken from a non-Muslim if that non-Muslim took it from a Muslim and the Muslim treated it as a religiously lawful slaughtered meat.

If a man is not fasting due to a justifiable reason, but his wife is fasting, is he permitted to have sexual intercourse with her?

He is not permitted to do so, and she is not permitted to allow him to have intercourse with her.