The Press Release on the Attack Against two Mosques in New Zealand

The Press Release on the Attack Against two Mosques in New Zealand
2019/03/19

Surely, we are Allah’s, and surely to Him we shall return.

A group of xenophobic terrorists attacked Muslims who were praying in two mosques in New Zealand, in which around 50 innocent civilian Muslims were killed and more than 40 injured.

We condemn this act of terrorism, which has arisen from malicious xenophobia, and we call upon relevant parties to the following:
Firstly, the protection of the mosques and Islamic institutions and places of worship, and ensuring their right to safely and securely worship and practice their rituals of faith.

Secondly, to stand up against this xenophobic thinking which is another face of terrorism, and to follow up on those parties who are feeding it and supporting it, and to punish them appropriately, taking into regard the vicious crimes that have arisen from such hatred.

We pay our condolences to the families of the victims, and to all the Muslims living those lands, and we supplicate to the Almighty to heal hastily those injured and wounded, for He is the Most Merciful.

And there is no power and no might, save that of God’s.

Day Questions

Is it allowed to prostrate on rough sand or it must be rigid?

It is permissible to prostrate during prayers on sand whether it is rough or rigid.

How should I explain to a Hindu friend that their food is najis? My Hindu friend has studied parts of Islam and he knows that the pig, dog, urine, blood, alcohol and a few other disgusting things are najis. He finds it offensive that I consider him and even his four-year-old child najis. Please provide ideas on how I can explain this to him.

Not all their food is najis. If their food is dry and they have not touched it with dampness, such as nuts or fruit, then they are not najis. You do not have to inform him of such a law. It is better to deal with him nicely and avoid dealing with such an issue.

I am western and converted to Islam, my parents are not Muslims, and I am of illegitimate birth. Can I lead a congregational prayer?

If the sexual relations that lead to having a baby was based on a form of marriage - even if it was not Islamic, the child born from such a marriage will be considered to be from legitimate birth, and it is permissible for such a person to lead the congregational prayer. If the aforementioned relation of the parents was not based on such a marriage, then the child is not considered from legitimate birth and cannot lead the prayers.