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

If a woman obtains a Khula divorce from the court, without the pronouncing of the formula of divorce, is such a divorce valid?

The said is not sufficient in the establishing of any divorce, including a khula divorce; the religiously-prescribed formula (sighah) is necessary, in addition to the fulfillment of other conditions of such a divorce which are mentioned in the books of Islamic laws.

Is contemplating sin a sin?

Contemplation of a sin is not a sin. Yes, the individual deserves godly punishment when he/she starts the actual act of the sin practically because this involves audacity against the Creator and a violation of His sanctity.

Is the intention required in the tayammum?

Yes, it is necessary in validity of tayammum to make the intention to get closer to Almighty Allah.

When can I start performing Ayat prayer for the lunar eclipse? At the beginning of the penumbral eclipse or at the beginning of umbral eclipse?

The time of the Prayer of Signs starts when the beginning of lunar eclipse becomes visible - and this may not be during the penumbral stage of the eclipse - and it ends when the moon returns to its normal state.