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.

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Day Questions

What should be our belief towards the black stone of the Kaaba? We are told that it was brought down by angel Gabriel from heaven. How true is this? Some people say it is probably a meteorite. Kindly clear the issue.

<p style="text-align: left;">We believe in it as the religious texts describe. It was narrated that it is a stone from heaven. Even if it was proven that it is a meteorite, such a thing does not oppose the unseen side of it as the texts indicate.</p>

Is it permissible to donate a kidney?

Yes, it is permissible to save a life of a devotee if the donor is not subject to danger.

Is there any Khums payable on books given to me by someone as a gift if it stays in my personal library for a period of a year?

If you needed them or made use of them even for a short period of time, then khums is not due on them.