The Visit of the Ambassador of Japan and a Number of Intellectuals and Researchers

The Visit of the Ambassador of Japan and a Number of Intellectuals and Researchers

His Eminence Sayyid Al-Hakeem receives the Ambassador of Japan with a number of intellectuals and researchers from Japanese universities.

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid al-Hakeem received a delegation of intellectuals and researchers from Japanese universities, headed by the Ambassador of Japan in Baghdad, Fumio Iwai, on Monday 24th Rabi-ul-Akhir 1438. During the meeting, his Eminence emphasized on the fact that the culture of the followers of the Ahlul-Bayt follows the teachings of the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny). He explained that the Holy Messenger and the Ahlul-Bayt (peace be upon them) applied those teachings on themselves first, and directed their followers towards the path of these very teachings and this great culture which holds high humanitarian values.
His Eminence added that "due to this, it is noticed amongst the followers of the Ahlul-Bayt that there exists a state of communal and humanitarian coherence and connection between them, and a person who is committed to the teachings of the Ahlul-Bayt (peace be upon them) lives in a way that he is mentally content and psychologically stable and firm, a state "that may not exist in other communities.
His Eminence concluded by emphasizing on the importance of communication between different communities in order to know each other and to learn the cultures of others in a direct way, as direct discussions and meetings hold important benefits.
The Ambassador of Japan, on his part, as well as the other members of the contingent, expressed the great honor of being a part of this fruitful and beneficial meeting.

Day Questions

I am not satisfied in my job. I am trying my best to get another job but not succeeded. Kindly give some advice or dua.

Seek forgiveness from the Almighty Allah and praising Mohamed and his household (peace be upon them) - reciting "Salewat" repeatedly as they are one of the acts that make the calls answered.

Is there any concept of adult breastfeeding in Islam, so that the person becomes Mahram?

The breastfeeding that makes the person Mahram is for children under the age of two. After the age of two years, breastfeeding has no such effect. What has been reported in some books of such an effect from women breastfeeding adult men has no basis in Islam.

My question is about beating our chest in month of Moharram, is it permissible?

Beating the chests in the ceremonies of Moharam is one of the examples of expressing the sadness and grief to what happened to the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) in the tragedy of Karbala.

If the woman is divorced and no sexual intercourse took place during last three months, then is it necessary for her to observe iddah?

<p style="text-align: left;">If the marriage is consummated i.e. intercourse took place even once, then she must observe the iddah.</p>

If a woman considers that offering prayers with hands closed on the breast is obligatory or recommended, then is her prayer valid?

<p style="text-align: left;">If the woman did this while not being aware of its being wrong, then this does not affect the validity of her prayers. If she was aware that it is not legislated and insisted on doing this then the prayer is invalid.</p>