The Press Release on the Terrorist Attack against Tuz Khormato - Iraq

The Press Release on the Terrorist Attack against Tuz Khormato - Iraq
2017/09/26

The terrorist attacks against the innocent followers of the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them) have increased recently in tens of bombings of civilian gatherings in a number of governates in Iraq. These terrorist acts include targeting the followers of the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them) in the city of Tuz khormato, attacking worshippers in Mosques, youths in the stadiums, visitors of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) in their way back and many others. 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 judiciary system to take the 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.
We also emphasize on the importance of allowing the people of the targetted areas like Tuz Khormato and Tal Afar to protect their own cities.
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

Is it permissible to conduct or summon spirits of our past relatives, considering it is done through the Quran?

<p style="text-align: left;">The mentioned act is permissible by itself, but it is not permissible to believe in the information that can be retrieved by such ways. It is probable that the contact made by such ways is not with the intended spirits, but one could be a victim of the mischief of the devils and jinn so we warn from such things.</p>

Can a mature man wear short pants (up to his knees or a little above), in public?

<p style="text-align: left;">It is not part of the pubic area that men should cover when they are in public unless such a thing subjects the person to be humiliated then it becomes prohibited.</p>

I live in a non-Muslim country. Can I work here as a pizza driver, where I have to deliver alcohol and unlawful meat?

It is impermissible to purchase or sell alcohol, meat of an animal that was not slaughtered in accordance to the sharia and meat of pig, even if the purchaser or the seller acts as an agent on behalf of someone else. However, it is permissible to deliver such prohibited items unless such act involves another prohibition, like if it encourages the committing of sins.