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

استقبال طلبات التسجيل في الدورة الصيفية الحادية عشر للشباب المغترب

Day Questions

Some religious chants and poetry are accompanied by music, and one feels attracted to them and react to them. Is this permissible?

It is prohibited to react with rapture to the music and the songs; it is not prohibited if the reaction is to the content only.

Is there any religious prohibition in wearing black shoes?

It is not prohibited to wear black shoes.

What is the reward for mourning for the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) as stated in the narrations and in the Holy Quran?

There are narrations that encourage mourning the Ahlulbait and showing grief for the injustices and tragedies they experienced. As an example, Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) used to recite while prostrating a long supplication, "O my Lord, have mercy on those hearts that mourned us and were burned because of our grief. O my Lord, have mercy on those eyes that shed tears for us…”.

I feel that some people have distanced themselves from me after they came to know that I am prostrating on a Turbah after becoming Shia. Is it obligatory to use the Turbah in prostration?

It is a condition in the validity of the prayer to prostrate on earth and what grows from it if it was not used for human consumption or in clothing. It is better to prostrate on the Turbah. We advise you to openly express and explain your faith if you do not fear for yourself. Most importantly, try to deal with those who do not believe in your faith with goodness and avoid any aggravation.