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

What points were written in the treaty of Imam Hassan (peace be upon him) and Muawiyah?

History books differ in explaining the detailed incidents of the treaty between Imam Hassan (peace be upon him) and Muawiya. Some sources state that the treaty included the following conditions:1. Muawiya does not appoint a successor. 2. Muawiya does not harm any of the followers of Imam Ali (peace be upon him). Both of these conditions were violated by Muawiya. Some other sources of history said that Imam Hassan (peace be upon him) put in the treaty that he is the one who succeeds Muawiya in ruling, or Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) will in his absence, and Muawiya is not permitted to appoint an heir. There are other conditions mentioned in other history books.

When can I start performing Ayat prayer for the lunar eclipse? At the beginning of the penumbral eclipse or at the beginning of umbral eclipse?

The time of the Prayer of Signs starts when the beginning of lunar eclipse becomes visible - and this may not be during the penumbral stage of the eclipse - and it ends when the moon returns to its normal state.

A girl was raped when she was 16 years old. She thought that she does not require the permission of her father in order to get married as she was not a virgin; then, later she found out that she is still considered to be a virgin as a rape victim, but she married without getting permission from her father. Is her marriage valid?

The permanent marriage of a virgin is invalid without the permission of her father or paternal grandfather even if she has been raped. If she did not know this ruling, the sexual relationship without the mentioned permission is not considered as adultery. Since she comes to know of it, they should separate from each other and do not consider themselves as a married couple. They can get married in the religiously right way, by seeking the consent of the guardian.

Can a Shia Sayyid girl get married to a new convert to Islam? Can she marry him if her father does not allow it?

It is permissible for the Muslim woman, whether she was from a Sayyid family or not, to marry a Muslim man even if he used to follow another religion, but it should be with the consent of the father of the woman if she is a virgin.