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

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

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

I want to marry temporarily a woman who is neither a Muslim nor from the People of the Book. She is prepared to recite the two testimonies (Shahadatain) in English in order to make marriage to her permissible for me. Does this make it permissible for me to marry her?

If she pronounced the two testimonies with the acknowledgment of its meanings and commitment to them in such a way that she sees herself, because of this, a Muslim, then she is considered as one and your marriage to her is valid. If her testimony was not sincere and without accepting their meanings, then she is not a Muslim and your relationship with her is not permissible.

We have recently learned that animals are stunned with electricity to make them unconscious before they are slaughtered. Is this allowed according to Shia fiqh, and if so up to what level of stunning is allowed?

If its death is caused by electric shock, then it is prohibited to consume. If the shock just put the animal to sleep and death was caused by slaughtering the animal, then it is permitted to consume.

Is it correct that a Muslim goes to hell and gets his punishment in hell for the bad things he did, and after his punishment he goes to paradise for his good deeds?

It is reported in some narrations of the Imams of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) that a believer does not stay in hell for eternity, but is accounted for his sins in the grave or on the Sirat or by other means.