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

When paying Zakat al-Fitr, is it necessary that the poor Shia recipient offers the five daily prayers? Is it possible to give it to children of a single mother who does not pray?

Based on an obligatory precaution one should not pay zakat-ul-fitr to a believer who does not pray. It is permissible to pay it to a child.

How do I know that the order of revelations (Surahs) in the Quran are in correct order, or legitimate? Where is the proof they are in order beginning with Al-Alaq and so forth?

We are not certain of the sequence of the verses’ revelations. We are sure of the fact that the Quran is the current contemporary one.

If someone makes a promise to finish the quran, and whilst reading he makes mistakes in the recitation, does he have to go back and correct it or can he carry on?

The subject of the vow is the correct recitation in the normal way based on the information the person possess. If he paid attention to the mistake during the recitation, then he should correct them. If he paid attention to the mistakes after reciting for some time or after finishing the recitation, then it is not obligated to repeat the recitation correctly although it is better the repeat the verse that was read incorrectly by itself.

I am a Shia Sayyid. Is it allowed for me to get married to a Sunni girl?

<ul> <li style="text-align: left;">It is permissible for a Shia Sayyid man to marry a Sunni woman. It is better to have an expert in Shia religious rules to perform the marriage contract to make sure that it is legitimate and correct.</li> </ul>