The Press Release on the Terrorist Attacks against the Shia in Egypt

The Press Release on the Terrorist Attacks against the Shia in Egypt
2013/06/25

We strongly condemn the terrorist attacks that lead to the martyrdom and wounding of tens of innocent lovers of the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them) in Egypt and the dragging of deceased bodies along the ground that took place afterwards.

As we ask the Almighty Allah to send His mercy on the souls of the martyrs and to grant the wounded fast recovery, we call the government and the judiciary of Egypt to take the responsibility in bringing the perpetrators and those who motivated them with incitement verdicts to justice. In addition, we call the Egyptian government to take the necessary steps in preventing the recurrence of similar events.

We pray to the Almighty Lord to bless the efforts of Al-Azhar in promoting a culture of moderation and rejecting extremism and hatred, which distort the image of Muslims and rupture the unity of the peaceful Egyptian nation.

"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

Is it permissible to conduct a temporary marriage contract with a woman who is in her iddah period if they place a condition in the marriage that they will not have sex until the iddah is finished?

<p style="text-align: left;">It is not permissible to conduct a marriage contract with a woman during her waiting period (iddah) even if they included a condition in the contact not to consummate the marriage.</p>

How are the expenses of the child's upbringing calculated in the Sharia?

<p style="text-align: left;">It is obligatory on the father to support the children by providing them with food and drink, clothes, medicine, housing and all that they need for their living.</p>

How does one purify their heart from the darkness of their sins?

Repentance, which is regretting the committing of sins and the determination to refrain from them in the future, is one of the reasons of the mercy of Almighty Allah. Seeking forgiveness from Almighty Allah and continuing to do so whenever one remembers the sin helps the purification of the heart. Performing the good deeds leads to the cleanliness of the heart as well. Almighty Allah said: “Good deeds annul ill-deeds” (11:114).

If one mosque has many donated carpets by way of waqf, and other mosques in the city do not have enough carpets, is it possible to give carpets from first mosque to another mosque for permanent use?

If the carpets donated as religious endowment (waqf) were many in quantity, such that the mosque does not require them all and are therefore not used, it is permissible to transfer it to another mosque. Otherwise it is not permissible.