The Meeting of His Eminence with the French Ambassador to Iraq

The Meeting of His Eminence with the French Ambassador to Iraq

His Eminence Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Mohammed Sa’eed. Al-Hakeem welcomed the French Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Bruno Aubert, on Monday 1st Rabi-al-Awwal 1439 at his office in Najaf.

His Eminence explained the role of the religious leadership (Marji’iyya) and the Seminary (Howzah) in strengthening the religious and humanitarian and cultural concepts, with tolerance, dialogue, moderation, respect for others, and in directing the society towards living by these concepts and supreme human values which have roots in the teachings of the Holy Quran and the Holy Infallibles (peace be upon them).

His Eminence emphasized on the importance of communication between different human societies, so that each can learn of the cultures of others directly, so they are far from distortions. Direct dialogue and meetings have important benefits, such as supporting peaceful co-existence between societies, serving the advancement of sciences and knowledge.

The guest expressed to his Eminence the honor of meeting with him, which he described as fruitful and constructive.

Day Questions

Is grape juice najis? If the juice was sterilized by boiling is it considered as najis?

Grape juice does not become najis when boiled, but it will become prohibited to consume. However, if it is boiled until two-thirds of it is evaporated, the remaining third becomes permissible to consume.

Can a mature man wear short pants (up to his knees or a little above), in public?

It is not part of the pubic area that men should cover when they are in public unless such a thing subjects the person to be humiliated then it becomes prohibited.

You have mentioned that the music for amusement is not permissible. Are you implying that God does not allow the believer to be happy?

Almighty Allah does not want the individual to get entertained in this particular way of entertainment. However, there are other kinds of religiously permitted desired things than can be enjoyed by a believer.

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