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

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

His Eminence has said whenever a najis thing comes in contact with something else with transferring dampness, it will be come najis too, no matter how many things may be in the chain of the transferring of najasah. Would this not mean that everything around us is najis?

This does not make everything najis, since one is not aware that they had been in contact with najis things with dampness, or one is sure that a particular thing became tahir and najis without knowing which one was first. In such cases it is considered to be tahir.

I was under the impression that praying Dhuhr and Asr together and Maghrib and Isha together was the preferred way, but I have recently come across some edicts of Shia jurists who say that the prayers should be performed in 5 different times of the day. Is this true?

There is no doubt that it is permissible to join between Dhuhr and Asr and between Maghrib and Isha as all Muslims have reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) has joined between prayers without being in unusual situations of travel or during rainy weather. Performing them separately during their recommended set times is better with the hope that it is desired by Almighty Allah.

Can a woman put it as a condition in her marriage contract that the husband cannot marry a second woman without her permission? If she puts such a condition and the man accepts it is the condition valid or not?

Yes, she is permitted to put such a condition in the marriage contract and the husband is obligated to fulfill it. If he violates this condition the second marriage is invalid unless the first wife permits it afterwards.