His Eminence Meeting with Dr. Swami Agnivesh a Hindu leader

His Eminence Meeting with Dr. Swami Agnivesh a Hindu leader
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

When someone is choosing a time in the temporary marriage contract, can he say that this contract will continue until a particular event takes place, like the beginning of the school year?

<p style="text-align: left;">This will not be sufficient, as one must choose a specific time like the number of days, months, years and the like.</p>

If one makes a covenant with Almighty Allah, and breaks it more than once, would it be obligatory upon him to pay the Kaffara each time he broke it?

If he broke the covenant once by doing what he specified in it to abstain from, and he paid the kaffara, he does not have to pay it again each time he does that again.

I am breastfeeding in Ramadan. Is it obligatory on me to fast while breastfeeding?

<p style="text-align: left;">If fasting harms the woman who is breastfeeding by greatly decreasing her milk, or stopping its flow, then it is permissible for her not to fast. She should make up the missed fasts before the next Ramadan. Furthermore, a sum of 900 grams of food like wheat, oat and rice must be paid to the needy believers for each missed day.</p>

I want some guidance regarding keeping dogs. Can we keep dogs in the house, considering that they serve as guides to the blind, they safeguard homes and are a good friend?

<p style="text-align: left;">You can keep them in the house, but they are najis. You should purify whatever part of your body or clothes comes in contact with a dog via dampness before offering the prayer.</p>

Does the dower have to be mentioned in detail for a temporary marriage contract e.g. the quantity of the object or item? If afterwards they do not remember the details of the dower, such as its quantity or quality, is the contract valid?

<p style="text-align: left;">One must specify the dower in the contract. If the specifications are forgotten, the dower can be determined with mutual consent, and the contract is still valid.</p>