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.

Day Questions

Must I raise my hands at the end of the prayer three times after Tasleem?

<p style="text-align: left;">The prayer ends with Tasleem, and it is recommended to recite Takbeer three times after the prayer, raising the hands each time.</p>

Is it true that the one who annoys his parents and hurts them, their prayers and fasts will not be accepted and they will go to hell?

There is no doubt that being ungrateful to one's parents (Uqooq) in any form is amongst the greatest prohibitions the doer of which has been promised by Almighty Allah to be punished in hellfire.

I want to ask that as a Shia am I allowed to offer prayer behind those who does not believe in the imamate of the Ahlul-Bayt?

It is permissible to do so if such prayers cause closeness between the hearts. It is not permissible if this was for the sake of adulation. However, one should recite himself in the first two Raka’ats.

Is every single type of gambling haram?

It is prohibited to play any game that was invented to gain money and has a winner and a loser.