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

If one completes his ghusl only to find that there was a barrier on the skin on a part of his body, can he remove the said barrier and wash the part and consider the ghusl complete? Or is it necessary for him to restart the ghusl from the beginning?

One can remove the barrier and then wash the area to complete the ghusl, as long as nothing had occurred thus far that would invalidate the tahara, such as the passing of wind or sleeping.If such a thing has occurred, then the area should be washed as mentioned above and then wudhu should be performed before offering the prayers.

Are all types of music are prohibited?

It is unlawful to listen to music which usually causes ‘tarab’. ‘Tarab’ means the psychological interaction with the music or singing, whether it leads to joy, sadness, pride or any other emotion.

Can I have friendship with a female class fellow?

Friendship with the opposite sex may lead to committing sins, so we advise you to stay away from it.

Is "786" considered as "Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Raheem"? What is the ruling of touching it without wudhu?

There is no problem in writing it to refer to the Besmalah, but the laws pertaining to the actual Besmalah, like the prohibition of touching it without the state of ablution, are not applicable to it.