His Eminence, Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem, receives the Romanian Ambassador in Iraq

His Eminence, Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem, receives the Romanian Ambassador in Iraq

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

It is said that many books of jurisprudence were destroyed which may have had information, but Allah completed the religion on the Day of Ghadeer. Doesn't the completion of the religion include us knowing every rule in Islam?

The completion of the religion on the day of Al-Ghadeer was the appointment of the Imam to succeed the Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) and represent him in propagating the Sharia and leading the nation, and then the rest of the Imams were appointed as well. The religion was completed when the Muslims were directed to refer to the Imams after the prophet (peace be upon them all). This provided the Islamic nation with more than two centuries of infallible leaderships, during which the Imams (peace be upon them) did their best in informing all the aspects of the religion especially the practical laws of the Sharia. The companions of the Imams propagated their teachings, and compiled the narrations (ahadeeth) in books. Although some of these books were destroyed, these traditions and narrations have survived and still act as a main source of Islamic research. Scholars have continuously strived to pass on these teachings from generation to generation for the sake of protecting the religion and its laws. As a result, the jurist can give their edicts in any practical issue, in such a way that the individual is not left unanswered.

If I am in the taqlīd of a certain marja, should I follow him only on Sharia matters or all matters?

It is obligatory on the individual to refer to the marja in learning about the religious rulings and implementing them in the matters of his worships, dealings, family relations and relations with other people, since the sharia has rulings and guidance for all issues that one could run into. In other aspects of life, the marja is referred to as an advisor since he has knowledge on the Holy Quran and the teachings of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them).

Can we do Tayammum with plaster of Paris?

It is permissible to perform Tayammum with cement and plaster and the like of which originates from earth and then heated in fire.

Is there any khums on the money which is deposited into accounts for business purposes?

The said money is an income, and it is therefore liable for khums at the year-end in the usual manner, if khums has not already been paid from it.