His Eminence Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Sa’eed al-Hakeem, hosted the ambassador of India in Iraq, Dr. Pradeep Singh Rajpurohit.

His Eminence Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Sa’eed al-Hakeem, hosted the ambassador of India in Iraq, Dr. Pradeep Singh Rajpurohit.
2018/11/28

In the meeting, he called the international community and the governments of the world to further interaction, cooperation and empathy, as well as enabling nations to visit one another. This will do away with the tensions and troubles which have come about around the world due to the political battles, and it is the weak members of society who are most affected by this.

His Eminence explained to the guest the role of Marji’iyyah in al-Najaf al-Ashraf in guiding the followers of the Ahlulbyte to live peacefully wherever they are, even amongst their adversaries, and this is the path that they have followed for 1400 years, taught by the Infallible Imams (peace be upon them). His Eminence cited the words of Amir al-Momineen (peace be upon him) to Malik al-Ashtar whom he appointed governor over Egypt: “Habituate your heart to mercy for the subjects and to affection and kindness for them. Do not stand over them like greedy beasts seizing their prey, since they are of two kinds: either your brother in religion or one like you in creation.”

The guest, Dr. Pradeep Singh Rajpurohit, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to meet with His Eminence, and for the guidance and directives of the Marji’iyyah, which has great respect from the Indian government.

Day Questions

Is meat permissible to consume whether bought from Muslim or non-Muslim supermarkets?

It is not permissible to consume meat bought from a non-Muslim because it is not considered to be slaughtered according to the Sharia, except if it is known that the non-Muslim took it from a Muslim, who treated it as a religiously lawful slaughtered meat, and it is probable that he made sure of its lawfulness. Likewise, it is permissible to consume meat bought from a Muslim who treated it as a religiously lawful slaughtered meat, and it is probable that he made sure of its lawfulness.

According to another Marja synthetic alcohol is Tahir and it is allowed to use perfume containing such alcohol; however, Sayyed Al-Hakeem considers alcohol as Najis. Both of them are Marjas of Taqleed, so why are their verdicts opposite? I am following Sayyed Al-Hakeem, so what should I do?

The difference in deriving the laws between religious jurists naturally originates from their difference in understanding the religious texts or considering some of them over the others. His Eminence, Sayyid Al-Hakeem (may Allah prolong his life) sees that alcohol is Najis, if it is an intoxicant and naturally liquid. Based on this, the prayer is invalid if the praying person’s body or clothes came in contact with it. So if you follow his Eminence, the mentioned law should be observed.

Can I pay khums in instalments?

Yes, it is possible after you consult that with the qualified mujtahid, the marji' or his agent, and he agrees to it.