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.
2019/03/14

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

I am currently unemployed and looking for work. Is khums obligatory on me to pay? Who do I pay it to?

Khums is obligatory once a year. It is on what exceeds the expenses during the year. One should refer to an agent of the marji', and determine a fixed yearly time to pay khums after calculating it.

Is one obligated to provide food and shelter for the wife or the mother?

It is compulsory for a person to provide shelter and food for both of them when possible, and if it is not possible then the wife has precedence.

What is the distance that when it is crossed by a traveler he must perform shortened prayers?

It is obligatory on a traveler who intends to travel the sharia-determined distance to offer shortened prayers. The mentioned distance is 46 kilometers. It is sufficient to consider this distance in a two-way journey; if one travels 23 kilometers and intended to return, then he should offer shortened prayers.