Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem received the Head of Islamic Consultative Assembly's Commission on Foreign Policy and National Security in Iran, Ala al-Deen Borujerdi

Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem received the Head of Islamic Consultative Assembly's Commission on Foreign Policy and National Security in Iran, Ala al-Deen Borujerdi
2019/04/22

His Eminence Sayyid al-Hakeem received the Head of Islamic Consultative Assembly's Commission on Foreign Policy and National Security, Ala al-Deen Borujerdi, with his aides, on Monday 20 April 2019.

The guest congratulated his Eminence on the occasion of the birth-anniversary of the Twelfth Imam (May God hasten his reappearance), and briefed him on his participation in the Inter-Parliamentary Conference in Baghdad.

He assured His Eminence of the work done to help those harmed by the rain floods in various provinces of Iran.

His Eminence advised of the importance of investing in international conferences which constructive dialogue, with the objective of working for the best interests of the people of the region.

The meeting concluding with the respected guest expressing his thanks and appreciation to His Eminence in giving him this opportunity to meet with him.

نظراً لعدم ثبوت رؤية هلال شهر شوال بحجة شرعية لدى سماحة المرجع الديني الكبير السيد الحكيم (مد ظله) سيكون عيد الفطر المبارك يوم الاثنين ان شاء الله تعالى

Day Questions

Is it permissible to brush one’s teeth using toothpaste, and rinse one’s mouth with mouthwash, whilst fasting? Also, if one’s teeth bleed due to brushing, does this invalidate the fast?

It is permissible to do so but we warn from swallowing, as this breaks the fast even if the amount was little. It does not invalidate the fast if the teeth bleed while brushing.

I hit my child when I was teaching him, and I struck him harder than I wanted to, which resulted in a red mark on his body. If I apologised to him and bought him sweets and treats, would that suffice in compensating him? Or, is there a diyah that I must pay?

There is a diyah (compensation) that you must pay him. You may speak to the guardian of the child, usually the father, and if he sees that forgiving you is in the best interest of the child then he can waive the diyah. Then when the child becomes adult – based on the Sharia defined adulthood - he can be asked to waive the diyah.

The Qur'an states that we should avoid the company of the sinners. Does that include family and relatives?

You do not have to avoid the company of your families and relatives, and it is unlawful to shun your family and relatives, even if they were sinners. However, if they sin, you must point that out to them and guide them, if you expect them to benefit from such guidance.