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

Can a person work in a kindergarten school where the children of Muslims and non-Muslims are given pork and prohibited meat?

It is permissible to work in the kindergarten if he is not serving the prohibited meat or preparing the meals that include it.

I have been married to my husband for three years now, but I accepted the marriage out of fear and I did not want to marry this man. Is this marriage valid?

If you were forced to marry then it is invalid. If you approved it afterwards then it becomes valid, even if your acceptance was in order to avoid having problems, if you continue to reject it then the marriage is not valid.We advise you to resolve this issue according to the Sharia, either by accepting the present status, or if you continue to reject the marriage then you should inform your family openly to work with you in order to prevent the commitment of adultery.

Is it permissible to marry in the month of Safar?

It is better to refrain from celebrations until after the day of Arbaeen (20th of Safar).

At the end of the khums year, I have some unspent savings as well as loans that I have to pay back. Can I deduct the loans from the saving and pay the khums on the remaining balance?

Yes, one should pay khums on the savings deducting the amount of the unpaid loan, if the borrowed money was spent to cover the expenses of the past year and not for that of previous years. However, if the loan was spent on expenses of previous years then it should not be deducted.