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

Why is death so harsh?

Since humans lived in this life, it becomes familiar to them. Death is unknown to them and scary but religious texts indicate that the outcome of a devotee is happiness. Starting from death, and when his soul gets transferred from this life, the angel of death will be kind to him and deal with him in kindness and compassion. As a person relates himself to such true concepts, his expectation from almighty Allah becomes more positive and the dark image about death becomes lighter.

If a person has musical instruments and a man’s gold ring from a time when he was not practicing Muslim, can he sell them now? If he cannot to sell them, what should he do with them?

If the musical instruments can be used to produce permissible kind of music then it is allowed to sell them. If this is not the case, he can discard them. It is permissible to sell the gold ring even if it is for men.

Every time my beard grows, it starts to irritate me, itch, and hurt my skin. It is hard for me to keep a beard. I can only last for 4 days after I have to shave it, so according to my situation, is it permissible for me to shave?

It is not permissible to shave the beard unless growing it causes harm and hardship. If it causes tolerable discomfort then it must not be shaven. The itchiness that you feel is probably because you are not used to growing it.

Is it permissible to pay Zakat al-Fitrah to a needy person who did not fast the month of Ramadhan?

If the needy person did not fast during the holy month for a valid reason accepted by the Sharia, then it is permissible to give him Zakat al-Fitrah. If he abstained from fasting without a justifiable reason, then it is not permissible to pay it to him based on an obligatory precaution.

I have a belt that is made from natural leather. I have already prayed a few times while wearing it; do I need to repeat those prayers?

<p style="text-align: left;">If you offered your prayers with the leather belt out of ignorance then your prayers are valid. If you prayed out of forgetfulness of the law then they are invalid based on compulsory precaution.</p>