His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives the Japanese Ambassador to Iraq and Clarifies the Importance of Entrenching the Correct Religious Understandings in Societies.

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives the Japanese Ambassador to Iraq and Clarifies the Importance of Entrenching the Correct Religious Understandings in Societies.
2019/04/23

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem received Mr. Naufumi Hashimoto, the new Ambassador of Japan to Iraq, on Tuesday 23 April 2019.

His Eminence clarified to the guest the importance of entrenching the correct religious understandings in societies, in order to safeguard the society from the destruction lofty moral codes.

His Eminence explained the role of Marji'iyya and the Hawza (Islamic Seminary) in having the correct religious, humanitarian and ethical understandings firmly rooted amongst people, in order for them to preserve their identity. Thus society can keep to the great values of Islam which come from the instructions of God Almighty in the Holy Quran and the lives of the Holy Infallibles (peace be upon them). Through attaching oneself to such values, one will be able to defend himself, his land and those things which he deems sanctified, without the need of having such weaponry that the enemies may have, in terms of preparedness and quantity. He reverts to his origin in his religion, his creed and his noble values.

Were it not for all this, people of Iraq would not have been able to defeat the great challenges that they faced of recent times.

His Eminence also mentioned the necessity and importance of communication between different human communities.

The guest expressed his utmost happiness in having this opportunity to meet him, and appreciated the positive role of Marji'iyya in serving society.

Day Questions

After a person spends much time to extract the remaining urine to ensure purity, while praying or after walking for a while he notices that some liquid has leaked, and then he repeats the purification for the second or third time. This may take him a considerable time. What does the Sharia say about his situation?

After performing the process of istibra which is to ensure that there is no urine left in the urethra, if the doubt is about the discharged liquid being urine or other liquids, the ruling is to consider it as tahir. If the person suffers from incontinence, then he can choose a time during which there is no discharge of urine to perform the prayer after purification.

Is meat permissible to consume whether bought from Muslim or non-Muslim supermarkets?

It is not permissible to consume meat bought from a non-Muslim because it is not considered to be slaughtered according to the Sharia, except if it is known that the non-Muslim took it from a Muslim, who treated it as a religiously lawful slaughtered meat, and it is probable that he made sure of its lawfulness. Likewise, it is permissible to consume meat bought from a Muslim who treated it as a religiously lawful slaughtered meat, and it is probable that he made sure of its lawfulness.

Can I recite one verse or a few verses of the Quran after Al-Fatiha in the prayers?

One must recite one full chapter after Al-Fatiha in obligatory prayers. Reciting one verse or a few verses is not sufficient. It is sufficient to do so in recommended prayers.

Can men and women pray in the same row in congregational prayer?

Males and females can pray in one row. However, it is better for the female to stand slightly behind the male in such a way that the place of prostration is level with the knee of the male when he is in prostration.