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

His Eminence, Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem, receives the Romanian Ambassador in Iraq
2019/07/02

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

Is it permissible to buy or sell pork?

It is not permissible to buy or sell it.

What is the ruling of writing a petition to Imam Mahdi (peace be upon him)?

It is permissible as it is a kind of seeking his intercession to fulfill one’s needs.

Is it permissible to recite Surah Al-Fatiha in the third and fourth rak'ahs in the daily prayers?

Yes, it is permissible to recite the Surah Al-Fatiha in the third rak'ah of the Maghrib prayer and in the third and fourth rak'ah of the Dhuhr, Asr and Isha prayers.

What is the prescribed time for Dhuhrayn and Maghribayn prayers, and when does it become obligatory to perform them as Qadha?

The Dhuhr and Asr prescribed time ends at sunset. The Maghrib and Isha prescribed time ends in the middle of the night, which is the halfway point between sunset and fajr time. Beyond this time, the prayers should be offered with the intention of Qadha (making up lapsed prayers). However, if the Maghrib and Isha prayers have not been offered in their prescribed times due to forgetfulness or sleeping until the middle of the night, then their time is extended until Fajr time, and once Fajr time enters they will become lapsed and will need to be offered as Qadha.