The Press Release on the Terrorist Attacks during the month of Ramadan

The Press Release on the Terrorist Attacks during the month of Ramadan

Press Release on the Terrorist Attacks during the month of Ramadan

"Those who do wrong will come to know by what a (great) reverse they will be overturned!" (Holy Quran 26:227)

The terrorist attacks against the innocent followers of the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them) in Iraq have increased recently in various bombings of civilian gatherings in Baghdad and number of governates in Iraq during the Holy month of Ramadan. These terrorist acts have resulted in the martyrdom and wounding of hundreds of civilians, while the international, Islamic and Arabic organizations remain quiet. This confirms that these attacks are part of regional plot that will have dangerous consequences on the security of the regional and of the world.

As we ask Almighty Allah to send His mercy on the souls of the martyrs and to grant the wounded fast recovery. We strongly condemn these savage attacks and emphasize on the following:
Firstly: It is necessary for the Iraqi government and the Judiciary to fulfill their responsibility in bringing the perpetrators to justice and in protecting civilian citizens, especially the followers of the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them) as they are the primary target of terrorism.
Secondly: We call the international community, especially the international organizations, to classify such crimes as crimes against humanity, since they are genocides that resulted from hate culture and shedding human blood on religious bases which are violations of the international laws and ethics.

"There is no power save from Allah, the All-High, the All-Great".

The Office of the Religious Authority, Sayyid Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakeem.

Day Questions

I have read in the Holy Quran that the food of the People of the Book is Halal. I am living in a place where the majority of people (about 70 %) are Christians. Is the meat in their shops Halal? Also, sometimes it is difficult and expensive for us to buy meat from Muslim butchers. It becomes very awkward and unsocial if cannot eat our Christian acquaintances’ food with them.

The Imams of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) have interpreted the food that is mentioned in the verse: “The food of those who have received the Scripture is lawful for you” to be grains and such food which do not have the requirement of religious slaughtering. Meat is not included in this verse, as it is unlawful to consume it unless some special conditions are met, and there is no doubt that those conditions are not met in the meat in western countries. The embarrassment or awkwardness that this law causes when dealing with non-Muslims is not a justified excuse to consume prohibited food, and it can be avoided by explaining the reason in a nice and a calm way.

We have constructed a Mosque some years ago, in which the daily prayers including the Friday prayers. A few days ago, we realized that the Qibla of the Mosque was deviated by 14 degrees. However, some people in the community are adamant in continuing to pray in the wrong direction of Qibla.What is the ruling on the previous prayers offered in the wrong direction with the said deviation? Can one continue to pray towards the same wrong direction?

Since you did not know the correct direction of the Qibla within the mentioned deviation, the previous prayers are correct but the prayer should be, from now on, towards the correct direction of the Qibla, since you have realized that and paid attention to it. The prayer is void if the earlier Qibla is taken, as it is deliberate disobedience.

Is the income of a believing woman lawful if she does not wear hijab at work, voluntarily or because she was required at her workplace not to do so?

A woman must wear the hijab during work and in other places in the presence of non-Mahram men. If she decides not to, she will be a sinner, but this does not affect the lawfulness of the income that she receives for such a work.