The Visit of the EU delegation

The Visit of the EU delegation
2017/02/01

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem met with a delegation from the European Union, led by Jan Figel, the EU Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion and Belief outside the EU, on Tuesday 9th Jamadi-ul-Ula 1438.

Mr Figel reviewed with His Eminence what the EU has presented as humanitarian aid for the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation, while appreciating the role of the Marjeiyya in the safety and protection of people and their property.

His Eminence called the international community for a forceful intervention to fight terrorism who wish to eradicate and destroy all those who do not share their views, and His Eminence made clear that the Marjeiyya cares greatly in protecting the lives of innocent civilians, women, children and their properties.

The delegation was accompanied by the EU ambassador in Baghdad, Patrick Simonnet, who also expressed his gratitude to the religious Marjeiyya that provided the opportunity for this fruitful meeting.

Day Questions

As Imam Mahdi (A. S.) was hidden by God’s wish at the age of 5, what will be his age at when he reappears again?

It was narrated from the texts of the imams of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) that when he reappear again he would look like forty years old. Nobody knows saves Almighty Allah his original age after the reappearance.

If a man enters into a temporary marriage contract with a woman and has sexual intercourse, when this temporary marriage ends, is it permissible to marry her daughter by way of permanent marriage?

When a man enters in any kind of marriage contract – whether temporary or permanent – with a woman, any kind of marriage contract with her daughter is invalid.

What is the Grand Ayatollah as-Sayyid Muhammad Saeed Tabatabi Al-Hakeem’s view of the current Quran we have today, I would like to know his belief on the order of the verses of the Quran?

The current sequence of the verses is the same as the sequence at the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and that is because of the naming of the chapters – Suras that we inherited from that era.

Can a divorced woman remarry without the permission of her father?

She does not require the permission of the father for the second marriage, if her first marriage was consummated, although it is better to correspond with the family as this preserves the links of love and respect within the family.