His Eminence, Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem, receives the Romanian Ambassador in Iraq

His Eminence, Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem, receives the Romanian Ambassador in Iraq

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Al-Sayyid Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakeem received the Ambassador of Romania in Baghdad, Mr. Iacob Prada, with his aides.

His Eminence advised on the importance of communication between communities, distant from political and personal motives, in order to embed great human values with societies, and to enable cooperation.

His Eminence also spoke of the role of Marji'iyyah and its complete independence, and its relationship with different levels of society.

The respected guest, Mr. Prada, expressed his gratitude in being able to visit Najaf and meet his Eminence, and he praised the fatherly role of Marji'iyyah for the Iraqi people and beyond.

Day Questions

What is the most effective supplication/ziyarat?

There are many ziyarats taught by the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) like al-Ziyarah al-Jami’ah, Ziyarat Warith and Ziyarat Ashura. There are also many supplications, like Du’a Kumayl and the supplications of al-Sahifah al-Sajjadiyah.

Is it permissible to have a long beard? And at what length should you stop growing it?

It is allowed to have a long beard. It is not recommended to have it longer than the length of a hand fist.

Is it permissible for Non-Shia Muslims to make use of your edicts (fatwas) without becoming Shia Muslims?

Our edicts are based on the jurisprudence of the Imams of the Ahlulbait and the narrations that reached us in authentic ways which all Muslims are required to act upon, since the Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) ordered the nation of Islam to refer to the Ahlulbait and follow them in the famous well-known narration that is reported by numerous ways in the books of Shias and Sunnis: "I leave among you the two weighty things, the book of Allah and my progeny; as long as you follow both of them, you will never be misguided". Acting upon this narration and other narrations to follow the Ahlulbait is not obligatory on the Shias only, but it is an obligation on all Muslims.

Is "786" considered as "Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Raheem"? What is the ruling of touching it without wudhu?

There is no problem in writing it to refer to the Besmalah, but the laws pertaining to the actual Besmalah, like the prohibition of touching it without the state of ablution, are not applicable to it.