His Eminence the Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem met with Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in Baghdad, and advised for greater communication between different cultures

His Eminence the Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem met with Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in Baghdad, and advised for greater communication between different cultures
2018/12/11

His Eminence, the Grand Ayatollah al-Sayyid Muhammed Saeed al-Hakeem, received the Norwegian Ambassador to Jordan and Iraq, Tone Allers, along with her aides, on Tuesday 11 December 2018. The guests expressed their appreciation for His Eminence in giving the opportunity for this meeting, and they congratulated the Marji’iyya on the first anniversary of the victory over Daesh.

His Eminence indicated that the victory over Daesh came from the blessings and guidance of God Almighty, as well as the people abiding by their religion and giving their sacrifices for it.

His Eminence called for greater communication between various cultures, and to keep away from bitterness and hate, and this will greatly benefit the people.

The meeting was concluded by the guests thanking His Eminence for this opportunity and appreciating his important advice.

Day Questions

A brother finds that he has difficulty getting up for Fajr prayers; he sets an alarm but then either subconsciously or consciously turns it off with the weak excuse that he will get up soon, but falls back asleep. Of course he does not intend to commit sin, but finds that his fatigue gets the best of him. Do you have any advice on how he can fix this problem?

A believer is not responsible if the prayer is not offered on time because he was not awake. Continuous efforts to perform the Morning Prayer on time, whether it is by an alarm clock or by asking someone else to wake him up or by any other way, will make it a habit for him to wake up on time without difficulties.

If I travel to my brother-in-law's home which is 30 km away, can I keep fasting?

Traveling this much makes one a traveler as defined by the Sharia, and this obligates the shortening of prayers and prevents one from fasting.

Is it allowed to perform Hajj for more than one person in the same year?

It is allowed to perform the recommended Hajj on behalf of more than one person in the same year, but if it is obligatory then it can only be performed on behalf of one person.

Is it allowed for Muslim women to marry Christian Men?

No, it is not permissible for a Muslim woman to marry a Christian man.