Grand Ayatollah Sayyid al-Hakeem meets with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Shaykh Hasan al-Rouhani.

Grand Ayatollah Sayyid al-Hakeem meets with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Shaykh Hasan al-Rouhani.

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Saeed al-Hakeem, received the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Shaykh Hasan al-Rouhani and his aides, on Wednesday 13th March 2019. President Rouhani presented a summary of his talks with the Iraqi government in Baghdad.

His Eminence Sayyid al-Hakeem emphasized the importance of the realistic view of the officials to the circumstances which the country is going through and its effect on people. They should perceive the pains and hardships that the people are experiencing, especially in difficult times. This will lead to the people cooperating with and appreciating those in positions of power, and to receiving trust, and this will enable the people to be patient in such times of difficulties.

His Eminence also emphasized the importance of those in power to resolve the issues and disagreements with wisdom and broad-mindedness, to remove those tensions. President Rouhani expressed his thanks to His Eminence for hosting him.

Day Questions

If one has missed several prayers, must he offer the qadha prayers in an order (first Fajr, then Dhuhr, Asr etc..) or can he offer them in any order he wishes?

For a person who missed a full days' prayer, it is recommended to make them up in the order that they were missed. For a person who missed Maghrib and Isha prayers, or missed Dhuhr and Asr prayers, the first prayer must be made up first.

If a guest comes during the month of Ramadan, can I feed him, as he is not fasting?

It is permissible to feed the guest during the day in the month of Ramadan if such a thing does not violate the sanctity of the month or encourage committing a sin.

If someone committed adultery in his youth, but thereafter he repented and had not committed such a sin again, should he still expect to be punished in purgatory (barzakh)?

If he repents and seeks forgiveness, the mercy of Almighty Allah is expected to reach him. He shall not be subject to any punishment, God willing.

What is your edict on watching sexual scenes in films, which arouse feelings of lust and subsequent involuntary discharge of semen?

It is not permissible to have sexual enjoyment from watching movies that causes sexual desire.