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

استقبال طلبات التسجيل في الدورة الصيفية العاشرة للشباب المغترب وغيرهم

Day Questions

What are your views regarding the story of burning door of Fatima Al- Zahra (peace be upon her)?

There is no doubt that the attack against the house of Fatima Al-Zahra (peace be upon her), in order to force Imam Ali (peace be upon him) to pay allegiance, took place. The Sunni and Shia books of history have recorded this, like Tareekh Al-Tabari (v.2, p.619). It is sufficient to prove this that in order to strengthen their power they were prepared to violate the sanctity of the most noble respected house in Islam, where the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his progeny) himself used to seek permission before entering it. The details of the attack are mentioned in various books of Sunnis and Shias.

I know that a Muslim man can marry a Christian woman as long as the children are Muslims. But are there not any other rules that the man and woman must follow before they are allowed to marry?

<p style="text-align: left;">Marrying a Christian woman is allowed but it is better to choose a Muslim wife when possible.<br />The father is obligated to raise the children properly in such a way that they become believers, perform the obligatory deeds and avoid committing the prohibitions. It is better to choose correct and effective ways in their upbringing so they may be more inclined towards the true religion. Almighty Allah says: "O ye who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire whereof the fuel is men and stones."(Quran 66:6).</p>