The Meeting of His Eminence with the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions at the UN

The Meeting of His Eminence with the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions at the UN
2017/11/21

>His Eminence Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Mohammed Sa’eed Al-Hakeem called the international community, including the United Nations, to assess the true reality of Iraq, and to express clearly the parties which believe in peace and peaceful co-existence, and to document the crimes that have occurred on the Iraqis by the terrorists, and to bring to account those parties who supported and funded the terrorists.

He made this statement on Tuesday 2nd Rabi-al-Awwal 1439, in a meeting with Ms. Agnes Callamard, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights.

Ms. Callamard valued the positions of the religious Marja'iyya and its peaceful communication, which had and still has a powerful good effect on the hearts of people. She emphasized that Iraq has an opportunity to build for itself a future built upon human rights.

Day Questions

According to Shia sect, Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) was martyred?

History books mentioned that the prophet (Peace be upon him and his progeny) was poisoned by a Jewish woman in the city of khaiber. His health was restored afterwards but the same illness returned and resulted to his death. Allah knows best.

Is it permissible to kiss the hand of a scholar out of respect? Some narrations seem to discourage such action.

It is permissible to kiss the hands of a religious scholar out of respect because of his knowledge and piety. There is a narration that indicates clearly the permissibility to kiss the hand of a person and intending by doing so to kiss the hand of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny). Apparently, this applies to the scholar who is knowledgeable in the Sharia.

What is the ruling if the couple who is contracting temporary marriage forgets to mention the marriage period? If it becomes a permanent marriage, can they end the marriage with divorce? If so, what are the rulings in regards to witnesses and the Iddah?

Yes, the marriage becomes permanent. The marriage is ended by divorce which requires two Adil men to witness it. The regular waiting period of Iddah of divorce must be observed if the marriage was consummated, but if the marriage was not consummated then there would be no need to observe the Iddah.

A few days ago, I was cleaning my terrace where I found a bag in which there were several pieces of paper and threads, which imply magic. What should I do with it?

One should look for its owner and give it to him. With despair of finding the owner, one should give it as a charity on the owner’s behalf. If the papers have the name(s) of Allah written on them, one should dispose of them by placing them in a river or the like. You should not be afraid of its effect and depend on Almighty Allah, and recite Ayat-ul-Kursi as it is known that it is beneficial in such cases.