His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Shaikh Basheer al-Najafi

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Shaikh Basheer al-Najafi
2019/05/10

During the Holy month of Ramadhan and its spiritual atmosphere, His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Shaikh Basheer al-Najafi, on Thursday night the 4th of the holy month.

Day Questions

Do mujtahids differ in the laws of the prayer? For example one tells us to pray this way and another tells us to pray another way?

It is natural to have different derivations, as people differ in their understanding of a single text, whereas the mujtahids deal with numerous texts, plus the fact that as time passes further away from the time of the texts, fallacies and probabilities increase. From this, the mission of a mujtahid becomes harder and his responsibility becomes greater in protecting the religion in a correct way and to the greatest possible extent. The oppressors and the liars throughout the times have made obstacles for us in obtaining the truths from the Imams (peace be upon them) which made the mission of the mujtahids more difficult. Therefore some variations are to be expected, in all areas of jurisprudence.

I live in an area where the majority are Christians, I made a Mutah contract with a woman without asking her if she is Ahlul kitab or not, and I also consummated the marriage. Have I committed a sin? If I have, is it a major one?

If there is doubt in her religion, whether it is Christianity or not, then one must make sure that it is religiously acceptable to marry a woman from such a religion. If the marriage contract took place without checking the religion and it was not religiously permitted, then this act is prohibited and considered as adultery.

If one doubts whether the animal was slaughtered correctly or not, can he buy its meat and eat it?

If one doubts whether the animal was slaughtered in the religious correct way when purchasing the meat from a Muslim, then it is permissible to assume that it is slaughtered correctly. Yes, if he knew that the meat sold by a Muslim is not slaughtered in accordance to the religious teachings, then it is not permissible for him to buy it or consume it.

Was the mother of Imam al-Sajjad (peace be upon him) a Persian princess, Shahrbanu?

Yes, this is mentioned in books of history and those books that deal with lineages.