The Press Release on the Tragedy at the Entrance of the Holy Shrine

 The Press Release on the Tragedy at the Entrance of the Holy Shrine
2019/09/14

Indeed we are of Allah and to Him we shall return

It is with great sadness and pain that the news of the tragedy at the entrance of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) has reached us, which led to the loss of tens of lives, as they repeated the chant “Ya Husayn”, their hearts filled with the love and grief for the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them), during their participation of the Tuwairich Run on the afternoon of Ashura.
We, therefore, pay condolences to the Imam of our Time (may Allah hasten his reappearance) as well as to their grieving families, and to all the believers and lovers of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them).
We call upon those responsible in the Iraqi government and the Custodianship of the Holy Shrines to establish sound plans and to take precautionary measures to ensure that such a tragedy does not occur again.
Similarly, we call upon all the respected visitors to the holy shrines – may Allah honour them – to act in coordination with the brothers who have been tasked with managing the millions of visitors in order to enable the illumination of godly teachings and guidance, and the expression of love and sorrow for the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them). Indeed, such service during this season is amongst the greatest of deeds in the eyes of Allah Almighty, and He is the greatest supporter and the Guardian of the believers.
In conclusion, we supplicate to Allah Almighty to bless those pure souls and to raise them in the highest ranks with the Master of Martyrs and his noble companions, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon them all. We pray that He inspires their loved ones who they leave behind with patience and solace, and that He blesses the injured with a quick recovery, for He is the Most Merciful.

11 Muharram 1441

Day Questions

I know that in wudhu I have to wash my face from the top downwards, but what if while doing that, I rub it the opposite way by accident?

There is nothing wrong with that as long as you washed correctly after realizing that you washed in the wrong direction.

I am permanently married to a man at the moment with my fathers permission, but before we got married permanently, whilst I was living with my parents and still a virgin, we entered into a temporary marriage contract without the permission of my father. This was done in order to talk and get to know each other without committing sin and no sexual intercourse took place. Did we commit a sin?

You did not commit a sin. However, one should pay attention to the fact that the permanent marriage should take place after the end of temporary marriage. When the couple decides to marry permanently and there is still some time left from their temporary marriage, the husband should forgo the remaining time, in order for the permanent marriage to be with a non-Mahram.

If I want to marry temporarily a Christian girl who, in her religion, does not need the permission of the father to get married, can we thus form a temporary marriage contract and be allowed to consummate the marriage without his permission?

If the consent of the guardian is not required based on his religion, it is permissible to marry his virgin daughter without his permission. The permission is also not required if the father mandates his daughter to deal with the matter of her marriage.

Is it permissible for me (as a man) to wear silk?

It is not permissible for a man to wear natural silk.