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

Is it sufficient to wipe my head with one finger during wudhu?

Yes, doing so is sufficient in the correctness of the wudhu.

If some body made a promise to Allah, (S.W.T) that he would do an obligatory act on that particular day, but due to some laziness he could not do so, then he sets a particular day that he will do the obligatory act on that day, So will the promise be fulfilled without any penalty if he does on that day rather than the day he mentioned at first? And one more thing, if some one broke his promise to Allah Almighty, then does asking for forgiveness be ok alone?

If the promise with almighty Allah was in the form of a vow - “Nethr”, then when revoked, a “keffara” should be paid. It is freeing a slave, feeding ten needy people or providing clothes for them. If the person is not able to do any of the mentioned, then he/she must fast three consecutive days. Feeding is by giving 9 kilograms of food. Based on compulsory precaution, it should be wheat, whether it is ground to be flour, or baked to be bread. It is not sufficient to pay the equal value of the said items. Provided clothes must be full in such a way that they can be worn in front of people. If the revoke to the promise was in the form of a covenant “Ahed”, then the keffara is freeing a slave, fasting two consecutive months or feeding sixty needy people. Feeding is by giving each one of them 900 grams of wheat, rice or similar kinds of food.

Is it prohibited for me to eat chicken soup made from chicken that has not been not slaughtered in accordance with the Sharia?

Yes, it is prohibited, since it consists of unlawful chicken or parts of it, or it has at the very least come into contact with it making the soup najis.