The Official Website of the Office of His Eminence Al-Sayyid Ali Al-Husseini Al-SistaniUpdateshttp://www.sistani.org/Archive » His Eminence Sayyid Sistani receives a visit from Iranian President Dr. Hassan Rouhani<p>Today, before noon, His Eminence, Sayyid Sistani (may the Almighty prolong his life) received His Excellency the Iranian President Dr. Hassan Rouhani and the delegation accompanying him.</p> <p><img src="/images/display/archives/meeting/2019m/13-03-2019m.JPG" alt="" /></p> <p><br />The President reported on his discussions with Iraqi officials and what was agreed upon in order to further develop the friendship and neighbourly relations between the two countries.<br />His Eminence, welcomed the steps to strengthen Iraq’s relations with neighbouring countries based on mutual interests, respect for sovereignty and non-interference in domesticaffairs.<br />His Eminence mentioned the crucial war which was fought by the Iraqi people to defeat Daesh (ISIS). He recalled the great sacrifices which were offered by the Iraqi heroes to achieve victory over the terrorist organisation and eliminate its threat from the whole region while recognising the role of friends in realising this victory.<br />His Eminence discussed the main challenges facing Iraq at this present stage, namely countering corruption, improving public services and ensuring that arms are exclusively under state control and its security agencies, expressing his wish that the Iraqi government makes acceptable progress to meet these challenges.<br />His Eminence emphasised the necessity for regional and international policies, in this volatile region, to be balanced and moderate to ensure the nations are protected from further catastrophes and destruction.</p> <p> </p> <p>Wednesday (13/March/2019)</p>http://www.sistani.org/english/archive/26259/Question & Answer » There are some drama series, which promote and encourage...<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">There are some drama series, which promote and encourage illicit forbidden (Haram) relations, is it permissible to watch them?<div>Watching the movies mentioned is forbidden if it influences the viewer and causes moral corruption or arousal. Furthermore on a mandatory precaution watching such movies is to avoided entirely if it contains sexually indecent scenes.http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26256/Question & Answer » If I am unsure whether a fish is from the type which...<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">If I am unsure whether a fish is from the type which has scales or not, is it permissible for me to consume it?<div>When there is a doubt of the type of fish, then it is not permissible,http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26255/Question & Answer » Can one perform Eid prayers, (Eid al-Fitr or Eid al-Adha),...<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">Can one perform Eid prayers, (Eid al-Fitr or Eid al-Adha), at home, by myself, or must I recite these prayers in congregation at the mosque?<div>There is no problem in reciting the Eid prayers by yourself alone (Furada).http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26254/Question & Answer » Can an Imam of prayer, lead two separate Eid prayers?<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">Can an Imam of prayer, lead two separate Eid prayers?<div>He should not lead the second prayer (obligatory prayer),http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26253/Question & Answer » Is it permissible to send the disbelievers seasonal greetings?<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">Is it permissible to send the disbelievers seasonal greetings?<div>There is no harm in greeting them on their occasions.http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26252/Question & Answer » What is the ruling if one is asked to do a sculpture work?<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">What is the ruling if one is asked to do a sculpture work?<div>Based on obligatory precaution, it is necessary to refrain from drawing a sculptured (embossed) picture of a living being. http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26251/Question & Answer » Can one recite a divorce, whilst the two witnesses...<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">Can one recite a divorce, whilst the two witnesses are not actually present, rather are listening on the phone?<div>It is not correct to perform it in such situation (obligatory precaution), rather the two male witnesses must be actually present whilst the divorce is pronounced.http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26242/Question & Answer » Is it permissible to play games without betting, with...<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">Is it permissible to play games without betting, with those games which are not known as gambling games, such as Snakes & Ladders, Monopoly, and others which a dice is used?<div>There is no problem in playing with those games which are not known for gambling, even with the use of a dice,http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26227/Question & Answer » I enter a restaurant with a group of friends, and...<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">I enter a restaurant with a group of friends, and we notice on our table, there is a sealed bottle of wine, which we did not order, and will not drink, is it permissible for us to continue sitting on that table and eat our meal?<div>There is no problem in it.http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26226/Question & Answer » What is the ruling of the consumption of dairy products...<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">What is the ruling of the consumption of dairy products (e.g. milk, cheese, yoghurt, ice cream, etc) imported from non-Muslim countries, for example, China, India, etc, with the possibility of them being prepared by people of various faiths?<div>There is no objection in consuming them, and its not necessary to investigate further regards to its preparation,http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26222/Question & Answer » Is it permissible to use condoms during sexual intercourse?<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">Is it permissible to use condoms during sexual intercourse?<div>It is not permissible if the wife does not approve (obligatory precaution), however, if she consents then it is permissible to use condoms,http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26139/Question & Answer » Is the recitation of Adhan and Iqama for daily prayers and other prayers compulsory (Wajib)?<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">Is the recitation of Adhan and Iqama for daily prayers and other prayers compulsory (Wajib)?<div>Adhan and Iqama for the daily obligatory prayers (i.e Fajr, Dhuhr, Asr, Maghreb and Isha), is recommended (Mustahab), however for the other obligatory and recommended prayers it is not been sanctioned in Islamic Law (they are not Mashru').http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26124/Question & Answer » If the exam schedule for a student conflicts with...<div style="background-color:#ffd;color:maroon;">If the exam schedule for a student conflicts with the timing of the hajj, is it permissible for him to postpone the hajj that year especially if the exam was very important for him? <div>If he is sure that he will be able to perform hajj in the following year, it is permissible for him to postpone it; otherwise, it is not permissible. However, if postponing the exam will cause difficulty to such an extent that it is normally unbearable, it is not obligatory on him to perform hajj that year. http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/26119/