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

Verse 185 of Suratul-Baqarah says that those who can afford a redemption should feed a poor person. Does this verse say that if one cannot fast he can give food to a poor person instead of fasting?

A number of narrations explain this verse to refer to the old man/woman who suffer from thirst or similar conditions when fasting, which leads to severe hardship and discomfort, so they are permitted to break their fast and pay the Fidya.

There is a plant called Kratom. Kratom contains a chemical called mitragynine. Mitragynine works like opioid drugs such as codeine and morphine to relieve pain. This has helped individuals with anxiety, depression, and focusing. If this substance were to be used to help a person focus better in school and only for that use, is it permissible?

It is permissible to use this substance for medical purposes. It is prohibited to use if it causes prohibited harm, such as addiction to the level that one would be lower himself and humiliate himself in order to obtain it, and other such side effects that are usually associated with using such substances.

Can I rely on "Ilm-e-Jufar" and "Ilm-e-Adad" to make my life decisions?

It is not permissible to inform others of information from such sources in a sure way, nor is it permissible to believe in information derived in such a way, and we advise you to avoid such issues.