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

A person is fasting the two months of fast as Kaffara. If he is invited to eat after Dhuhr time by a believer, can he break his fast?

If the fast is for the first month then he cannot break the fast. If he has completed the first month and this fast is of the second month, then it is permissible to break the fast in the mentioned scenario.

I am a married woman, is there any form of birth control that I am permitted to use in order to prevent pregnancy?

There are two scenarios, Firstly: if childbirth will cause bodily harm, it is permissible to disable the reproductive system even if this is permanent in order to alleviate the harm. Secondly: it is permissible to temporarily disable the reproductive system, even if childbirth does not cause any bodily harm. However, if this involves prohibited exposing or touching of the body then it is not permissible except if there is a conventional necessity that requires this.

Is it permissible to work in a company that uses a system said to be Islamic, through which high priced items are sold in installments to such people who can not pay the price lump sum when the total amount of installments is higher than the current value at the time of sale. On the payment of the final installment, the car becomes the buyer's?

It is permissible to sell high priced items in installments even if the total price is more than the price at the time of the deal. Yes, the religious transfer of the ownership is at the time of the deal. It is permissible to delay the registration of the ownership to the last installment. Based on that, it is permissible to work from this aspect.

Can the Diyah be paid in modern currency, or must it be in gold?

It can be paid in gold or what is equivalent to it if the victim is satisfied that it is equivalent.