His Eminence Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem meets with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

His Eminence Al-Sayyid Al-Hakeem meets with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
2020/02/19

His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakeem, on 15 February 2020, received representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN in Iraq, Dr. Salah Al-Haaj Hasan and his team.

Dr. Salah Al-Haaj Hasan presented a report on the projects undertaken by FAO, consisting of ways in which agriculture can be improved in rural and semi-urban areas in Iraq, in order to ensure food provision for Iraq and a decent life for farmers.

Day Questions

Is there a specific time for doing Istikhara using the Holy Quran?

Some narrations determine the time of Istikhara using the Holy Quran to be during the time of the prayers.

If the floor of a bathroom becomes najis and the essential najasah has been removed but the whole bathroom floor is wiped with the same mop that removed the najasah, does the whole area become najis? If one steps in it after some time, does his foot become najis when they are wet? If so, then does najasah transfer when my moist foot touches my room floor?

Yes, the whole bathroom floor becomes najis in the said scenario with the existence of dampness, and whatever touches it with dampness becomes najis, provided that this was the only cleaning method used. If the floor is cleaned through other ways as well in which the taharah of the floor is achieved, such as with running tap water, such that one is no longer certain of the najasah of the floor when it comes in contact with the foot or the clothes, then one can consider the foot as tahir. This applies to any situation where najasah is doubted after being sure that taharah took place.

Does smoking cigarettes invalidate one’s fast?

Yes, it does, based on compulsory precaution.