The Press Release on the Attack in Nigeria

The Press Release on the Attack in Nigeria
2016/07/02

We strongly condemn the savage attack that resulted in the horrible massacre against the Muslim followers of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) in Nigeria.

The circumstances and the intensity of the tragedy suggest the suspicious meditated intention of parties who do not care about the stability of the country or about the harmony between the sects of the nation.

We hold the Government of Nigeria fully responsible in investigating the circumstances of the tragedy, bringing the criminals to justice, freeing the innocents, and preventing this from taking place again.

We call the concerned international communities to uphold their responsibility in condemning this crime and pressuring those who caused it.

We ask Almighty Allah to grant the wounded fast recovery, to have His mercy on the souls of the victims and to give patience to their relatives. He is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.

Day Questions

What is our belief regarding Adam and whether he committed a sin or not by going near the tree?

<p style="text-align: left;">There is no doubt that the prophets are infallible and do not commit sins that will be subject to godly wrath and punishment. So what the holy Quran stated about the eating of Adam from the tree is that the divine order to refrain from such an act is not an order that requires obedience because of the relation of servitude between Almighty Allah and His slaves, but as an advisory suggestion that eating from the tree will cause the harm of being departed from Heaven.</p>

I work for a retail company in the West, and they pay my wages directly into my bank account. This money has never been withdrawn by me and has sat in my account since it was transferred. I do transfer a part of it into another savings account through the internet every month. After a year of transferring, but never withdrawing and holding the money physically, will this money be subject to Khums, and is Hajj obligatory on me if there is enough in the savings account to cover Hajj costs?

If you work in a state establishment and your salary is transferred directly to a state-owned bank, then the laws of Khums and Hajj do not apply on the salary. They both apply after you withdraw the amount from the bank. Both conditions must be present (working for the state and the bank being owned by the state) in order for this ruling to apply. If one of the two conditions are not fulfilled, like if you work for a private establishment or the amount if transferred to a private bank, or both of them are not present, the regular laws of Khums and Hajj apply. i.e. if the amount adds up to be sufficient to cover the cost of Hajj, it becomes obligatory. Likewise, Khums has to be paid from the unused portion of it at the end of the Khums fiscal year.

A person was making a mistake in the sequence of his wudhu for some time, whereby he used to wash the left arm first and then the right arm. Are his previous prayers valid?

<p style="text-align: left;">It is a condition in the correctness of the wudhu to wash the right then the left arm. Not offering the wudhu in this sequence makes it void and the prayers should be repeated.</p>

At what age am I allowed to have a girlfriend?

<p style="text-align: left;">It is not permissible to have a relation between the male and the female unless there is a religious marriage contract with its specific conditions.</p>

I want to know the Islamic rulings regarding the purchase of treasury bills, whether it is allowed or disallowed in Islam. Treasury bills are when you lend your money to the government and expect an addition (in terms of increase in the amount) at the end of a specified period?

It is permissible to make use of the treasury bills and one must not intent to make a deal with the government bank but rather intend to make use of this mechanism. When collecting the money, it should be on behalf of the religious ruler i.e. the just Mujtahid.