His Eminence Meeting with Dr. Swami Agnivesh a Hindu leader

His Eminence Meeting with Dr. Swami Agnivesh a Hindu leader
1970/01/01
The grand authority his Eminence Sayyid Al-Hakeem met on 29 of Jamadi-ul-Awwal 1434 with Dr. Swami Agnivesh, a leader of the Hindu Arya Samaj movement of India and a human rights activist, who was a guest of the Al-Hikmah Foundation in Najaf Al-Ashraf. During their lengthy meeting, they discussed the issues of extremism and bloodshed under religious and racial pretenses, which communities are suffering from. The guest expressed his deep concerns due to the subjection of the followers of the Ahlul-Bayt to persecution and killings. He also mentioned that one of the reasons of his visit to Iraq was his compassion with Imam Husain (peace be upon him) and to learn from him. His Eminence emphasized that real Islam is not what the extremists are claiming it to be, as they are giving a bad image and hold strange and deviated views, in order to serve specific regional and international agendas. His Eminence condemned the killings and destruction that the extremist groups have perpetrated as a way of expressing their position and seeking attention, no matter whether the casualties are Muslims or not. He also called the academics and activists to visit Iraq and learn about Islam directly in order to obtain the real picture of it. He agreed with his guest to continue their co-operation for the sake of humanity at large.

Day Questions

as following a Mujtahid who I believed to be worthy of being a Marja, but I later realized after some research that and he was not the most knowledgeable and his ijtihad was questionable. A trusted person told me that a particular Marja was amongst the most knowledgeable Mujtahids, and I began following him although I was not certain that He was the most knowledgeable. Is my taqleed valid?

<p style="text-align: left;">If it has been proven to you via religious evidence that there are Marjas who are more knowledgeable than the Marja that you used to follow, you should refrain from following the latter and search for the most knowledgeable amongst those Marjas. If you could determine him by religious evidence then you should emulate him. If you could not, you must choose the most pious amongst them and if the said is not possible too, you can choose one of them and emulate him.</p>

A brother finds that he has difficulty getting up for Fajr prayers; he sets an alarm but then either subconsciously or consciously turns it off with the weak excuse that he will get up soon, but falls back asleep. Of course he does not intend to commit sin, but finds that his fatigue gets the best of him. Do you have any advice on how he can fix this problem?

<p style="text-align: left;">A believer is not responsible if the prayer is not offered on time because he was not awake. Continuous efforts to perform the Morning Prayer on time, whether it is by an alarm clock or by asking someone else to wake him up or by any other way, will make it a habit for him to wake up on time without difficulties.</p>

If kurr water comes into contact with najasah, does it automatically become najis too?

<p style="text-align: left;">If water reaches kurr, it does not become najis by simply coming into contact with najasah. It becomes najis when the najasah changes the color of the water, its taste or its smell.</p>