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

Is it allowed to read poems about the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) after Friday sermon?

Based on compulsory precaution, the Friday prayer should be offered immediately after the two sermons. So it is not permissible to separate between the sermons and the prayer by the mentioned, based on compulsory precaution.

I live in the West and there is always confusion as to whether it is permissible or prohibited to eat pizzas made by non-Muslims and baked in their oven. Can we eat it or not?

If it does not contain meat, then it is permissible to eat, provided that it is not known to have come into contact with anything Najis. If it contains meat, then it is not permissible to consume it in non-Muslim countries unless there is sufficient evidence that the meat is from an animal that was slaughtered in accordance to Islam.

Should I remain emulating a Marja after his death?

If it was proven to you that one of the living Marjas is more knowledgeable than the deceased Marja that you used to follow, then it is obligatory on you to switch to the living Marja. If this is not proven to you and you used to follow a religious scholar that satisfied the characteristics of the Marja then you should continue following him.