His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives the Lebanese Ambassador to Iraq

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives the Lebanese Ambassador to Iraq

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammed Saeed al-Hakeem received Mr. Ali Adib al-Habhab, the Ambassador of Lebanon in Baghdad, along with his aides, on Sunday 5 May 2019.

Day Questions

I had done Istikhara for a particular matter and I acted according to it then. However, after some time had passed the same issue arose again. If I act differently, will I be going against the Istikhara?

The original Istikhara was done according to the current circumstances then. The passage of time leads to different circumstances, so acting differently this time will not be considered going against the original Istikhara.

If a man proposes to a woman and his faith and manners are good, is it then recommended or permissible to resort to Istikhara for the sake of knowing whether the marriage will be good or not or should the proposal be accepted on the basis of his virtue?

As long as the proposed man is religious and virtuous, it is better to accept him for marriage since the encouragement to accept such person is reported in many narrations, although it is permissible to refer to Istikhara.

Is it possible for a person to take a medicine that contains alcohol? Is there a limit to the content of alcohol in the medicine?

If the quantity of alcohol that causes intoxication in the medicine is considerable in such a way that the person that uses the medicine is recognized as a consumer of alcohol, then it not permissible to use the medicine as a cure, unless one needs it in order to save his life. If the quantity of alcohol was so little and conventionally considered as negligible then it is permissible to use such medicine in order to treat the illness in the cases that there is no other form of treatment.

I was using the toilet and the urine splashed onto my body which I did not wash. Also a few drop of urine fell on my underwear accidently, which I did not wash. I went to bed and started to sweat. Does that make the rest of my clothes Najis?

The part of the body and clothing that came in contact with urine becomes najis, and whatever comes in contact with the najis body or clothing with transferring dampness also becomes najis. So, if the sweat transfers the wetness from the najis body or clothing to anything else, the latter also becomes najis.