His Eminence Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem meets with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

His Eminence Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem meets with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
2020/02/19

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakeem, on 15 February 2020, received representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN in Iraq, Dr. Salah Al-Haaj Hasan and his team.

Dr. Salah Al-Haaj Hasan presented a report on the projects undertaken by FAO, consisting of ways in which agriculture can be improved in rural and semi-urban areas in Iraq, in order to ensure food provision for Iraq and a decent life for farmers.

Day Questions

If one breaks his fast in the month of Ramadan by masturbation, is he expected to make the fast up, pay the Kaffara and fast 60 days?

He should make up the fast of the day that he missed, and pay the Kaffara of feeding sixty needy people and fasting two consecutive months and freeing a slave. Since the last one is not possible nowadays, the Kaffara consists of the first two.

Who was Zul Qarnayn according to history? Some Muslims seem to say it was Alexander the great but it can't be possible since Alexander is well known throughout history to have no such Islamic belief. So who was Zul Qarnayn?

It appears from the Holy Quran that Thu ulqarnain was a righteous person and that almighty Allah made him capable of control a large portion of earth. This does not mean that he was a Muslim in our Islam today, but he was a good devotee that believed in monotheism which is the most important belief in Islam.

If I were to contract temporary marriage without specifying the time initially, but doing it afterwards because we were not sure of the duration at first, will the marriage still be valid?

If the contract was done without specifying the time then the marriage becomes permanent, and the marriage can be ended by divorce and the obligations of divorce like Iddat and others should be observed.