His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives the Swedish Ambassador to the OIC and Calls the International Community to Block the Sources of Terrorism and Extremism

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives the Swedish Ambassador to the OIC and Calls the International Community to Block the Sources of Terrorism and Extremism
2019/04/27

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem received Mr. Joachim Bergstrom, the Swedish Ambassador to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on 27 April 2019.

During the meeting, His Eminence called the international community towards a serious attempt to blocking the sources of terrorism and extremism, in all its types and manners, and to eliminate this cancerous illness from its roots, and not to ignore it. It has created much misery and tragedy in different societies and is spreading its culture, as well as distorting the true image of Islam, which the Holy Quran and the Holy Infallibles (peace be upon them) deliver.

His Eminence indicated the importance of the international community giving due regard to noble ethical traits, which will lead to participating in forming good societies and families.

His Eminence also mentioned the role of Marji'iyya, which requires of its followers to follow the laws of the land, to be truthful, responsible, sincere and to abstain from creating hardships. The Marji'iyya emphasizes the peaceful coexistence and respect for others, whatever ethnicity or creed they may have.

Mr. Bergstrom thanked His Eminence, appreciated his warm welcome. He also expressed his appreciation of the role of Marji'iyya in bringing about peace and easing religious tension in the region.

Day Questions

Is it prohibited to become a boxer?

It is not permissible to expose one's self or others to death. Also it is not permissible to expose self or others to waste an organ or disable it based on compulsory precaution.

A man divorced his wife and wanted to get back together; does he require another marriage contract?

If he wanted to get back to his marriage with her before the end of the waiting period, then there is no need for a second marriage contract. If this was after the end of the waiting period, then the marriage contract is necessary.

As Imam Mahdi (A. S.) was hidden by God’s wish at the age of 5, what will be his age at when he reappears again?

It was narrated from the texts of the imams of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) that when he reappear again he would look like forty years old. Nobody knows saves Almighty Allah his original age after the reappearance.

Sometimes I ask God by Fatima al Zahra (peace be upon her), and if my request is not fulfilled, I feel angry, and say to God, "If You did not fulfill my request for the sake Fatima, for whom will you fulfill it?" Have I rights to such dialogue with God?

We should ask Almighty Allah as needy slaves. It is up to Him to answer our request or not. It may be in your best interests or there may be wisdom behind Him not answering it or delaying it. Almighty Allah said "It may happen that you love a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows, you know not." (2:216).