The Press Release on the Terrorist Attack in Quetta Pakistan

The Press Release on the Terrorist Attack in Quetta Pakistan
2013/01/16

We were shocked by the heinous crime that was committed by the terrorists in the city of Quetta in Pakistan, that lead to the martyrdom and wounding of a huge number of innocent people. This crime is part of sequence of organized assaults against the followers of the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them).

As we ask the Almighty Allah to send His mercy on the souls of the martyrs and to grant the wounded fast recovery, we condemn this crime and all crimes that were committed by the terrorist groups. These crimes violate all humane criterion and values, and they tarnish the image of Islam and the name of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny). We hold the Pakistani government responsible for protecting its own innocent citizens and to bring the perpetrators to justice. We also consider the silence of the Muslim dignitaries and foundations and the carelessness of the international community as important factors that encourage the terrorists to continue shedding blood of innocent people.

استقبال طلبات التسجيل في الدورة الصيفية العاشرة للشباب المغترب وغيرهم

Day Questions

Is it possible for a person to take a medicine that contains alcohol? Is there a limit to the content of alcohol in the medicine?

<p style="text-align: left;">If the quantity of alcohol that causes intoxication in the medicine is considerable in such a way that the person that uses the medicine is recognized as a consumer of alcohol, then it not permissible to use the medicine as a cure, unless one needs it in order to save his life.<br /> If the quantity of alcohol was so little and conventionally considered as negligible then it is permissible to use such medicine in order to treat the illness in the cases that there is no other form of treatment.</p>

If one performs tayammum instead of ghusl of janabah, how long will its taharah last? Is its affect the same as that for the ghusl, so it lasts until the next time one sustains a major occurrence (hadath akbar) like janabah, menstruation or touching a dead body?

<p style="text-align: left;">The tayammum becomes invalid with the elimination of the justification that caused one to perform tayammum. For example, if the patient who performed the tayammum instead of ghusl due to his illness was cured, then the tayammum is invalid immediately and ghusl will be required. The tayammum also becomes invalid also if the justification continued but the individual sustained another major occurrence (hadath akbar).</p>

If two sons are inheriting from their deceased father a house, if one son did not agree to give a share of the house his brother, will the prayers in this house be like prayers on usurped territory (ghasb)?

If the son prevents his siblings from using the house that they all share, then he is considered as a usurper. The same applies if they asked him in this case for rent and he refused to pay it to them.