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.

Day Questions

After a Muslim couple has separated for a long period of time, is it permissible for the husband to marry, temporarily or permanently, a woman from Ahlul-Kitab without the knowledge of his Muslim wife? Or does he require her permission?

It is permissible to permanently marry a woman from the People of the Book with the consent of the Muslim wife and not without it, even if the Muslim couple has separated. If the marriage is temporary then the consent of the Muslim wife is not required.

What are your views about the book al-Irshad?

It is one of the important sources that researchers refer to in order to learn about the biography of the Prophet and the Imams (peace be upon them all).

Can you explain to me what is the method of determining what is an innovations (bidaat) in religion?

The innovation in religion is relating what is not part of the religion to it, like for example the prayers of Taraweeh, since the supererogatory prayer is not legislated to be offered in congregation. Offering it in such a way is considered as innovation in religion.

Does the ability of the person contemplating sin to actually carry out his thoughts have any bearing on the punishment? If, for example, I want to commit adultery but I do not know how to approach a woman. Another person may be able to do so, yet refrains from doing it. Is that person's sin and mine of the same severity?

The individual does not deserve to be punished for a sin just because he wants to commit it. If he is able to commit the sin but refuses to do so because he fears or respects God, Almighty Allah will reward him for passing such a test correctly.