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

نظراً لعدم ثبوت رؤية هلال شهر شوال بحجة شرعية لدى سماحة المرجع الديني الكبير السيد الحكيم (مد ظله) سيكون عيد الفطر المبارك يوم الاثنين ان شاء الله تعالى

Day Questions

I wanted to know if giving blood is prohibited. If not is it a good deed?

It is permissible to give blood and donate it. It is some sort of charity and an expression of high morality. It is a good deed if the said was intended.

Is Dua al-Tawassul recommended to read, and who first taught it?

We cannot confirm that an Imam has recited this supplication. Yes, it has been reported in some books that the said supplication is narrated from one of the Imams (peace be upon them). Supplicating to Almighty Allah through the Prophet or the Imams (peace be upon them) is amongst the recommended deeds, whether we use this particular supplication or another Dua.

Most government banks propose to their customers deposit accounts with fixed interest payments. Is it permissible to deposit money in these accounts with the intention of obtaining the interest?

You are allowed to give money to government banks. It is necessary when receiving the funds from such banks to intend to receive them on behalf of his Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Al Hakeem (may Allah prolong his life), and to then take ownership of the funds after that.