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

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives the Lebanese Ambassador to Iraq
2019/05/05

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

What is His Eminence’s view on the current Quran we have today in respect to the order and arrangement of the verses of the Quran?

The current sequence of the verses is the same as the sequence at the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny).

Can the Diyah be paid in modern currency, or must it be in gold?

It can be paid in gold or what is equivalent to it if the victim is satisfied that it is equivalent.

I was following a Mujtahid who I believed to be worthy of being a Marja, but I later realized after some research that and he was not the most knowledgeable and his ijtihad was questionable. A trusted person told me that a particular Marja was amongst the most knowledgeable Mujtahids, and I began following him although I was not certain that He was the most knowledgeable. Is my taqleed valid?

If it has been proven to you via religious evidence that there are Marjas who are more knowledgeable than the Marja that you used to follow, you should refrain from following the latter and search for the most knowledgeable amongst those Marjas. If you could determine him by religious evidence then you should emulate him. If you could not, you must choose the most pious amongst them and if the said is not possible too, you can choose one of them and emulate him.

What is Usool Al-Fiqh?

The religious Jurisprudence (Fiqh) is the religious rulings that are derived from the religious sources of proof: the Holy Book and the Sunnah of the Prophet and the Imams (peace be upon them). These ruling were known during the beginning of Islam by direct referral as the Prophet and the Imams (peace be upon them) used to explain them to people in simple and understandable ways. As time passed, and people became farther away from the era of the legislation, views differed in understanding the religious texts and the conclusions they derived from them. Fiqh changed from being simple and understandable by the lay people to a specific field of knowledge that required experience to determine the religious rulings. From such a development, the Principles of Fiqh were developed and become a separate field. It discusses the general principles that the jurist requires in the process of derivation. In short, Usool Al-Fiqh is the study of the general rules that the process of derivation depends upon.