His Eminence the Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem met with Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in Baghdad, and advised for greater communication between different cultures

His Eminence the Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem met with Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in Baghdad, and advised for greater communication between different cultures
2018/12/11

His Eminence, the Grand Ayatollah al-Sayyid Muhammed Saeed al-Hakeem, received the Norwegian Ambassador to Jordan and Iraq, Tone Allers, along with her aides, on Tuesday 11 December 2018. The guests expressed their appreciation for His Eminence in giving the opportunity for this meeting, and they congratulated the Marji’iyya on the first anniversary of the victory over Daesh.

His Eminence indicated that the victory over Daesh came from the blessings and guidance of God Almighty, as well as the people abiding by their religion and giving their sacrifices for it.

His Eminence called for greater communication between various cultures, and to keep away from bitterness and hate, and this will greatly benefit the people.

The meeting was concluded by the guests thanking His Eminence for this opportunity and appreciating his important advice.

Day Questions

When a temporary marriage period has ended and the two want to extend it, can they do so without a new marriage contract?

It is obligatory to have a new marriage contract after the end of the period of a temporary marriage contract that includes a dower and a duration.

Can a girl still pray while she has colored nail polish on fingers and/or toes?

Having nail polish is permissible during the prayer if it was applied after wudhu or ghusl. It prevents water from reaching the nail so it invalidates wudhu or ghusl if it was applied before performing any one of them. It can be applied on some of the toes that are not wiped during wudhu.

What is the rule on black magic? Is teaching people black magic permissible or prohibited?

Magic is prohibited. Yes, if one is required to stop the effect of magic by using magic itself, and being under the effect of magic is harmful, then it is permissible to terminate magic by magic.