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

Ziarat-e-Ashura is recommended to be recited for 40 days continuously. My question is Can a woman recite the ziarat during her menstrual cycle? At the end of the ziarat, there is one sajdah. If a woman does choose to recite the ziarat during her menstrual cycle, what does she have to do when she has to prostrate?

The mentioned ziyara is recommended every day and not only on a continuous 40 days. Yes, it is known to believers that reciting it continually is amongst the reasons to answer the requests in the supplications. The woman in her period can recite the ziyara without praying the two rakat prayers; she can do the rest including the prostration.

I am facing a problem that I cannot marry due to family, education and career problems I have to establish myself first which will take a few years. I am doing as much as I can to stop masturbating, but sometimes I cannot help it. Am I committing a sin?

Masturbation is prohibited and you should stop doing to it, repent to Almighty Allah from committing it and seek His forgiveness. When you commit this sin again, you should quickly remember that it is prohibited and repent as this may be a cause for your success in overcoming the prohibited actions.

Isn’t cloning changing khalk Allah - Creation?

There is no proof that changing the creation of Allah is prohibited in an absolute way since there is no doubt in the permissibility of beauty surgeries.

My children are young and I fear that they will not be able to handle my wealth after my death, due to their immaturity. The oldest of my children is 22 years old. Is it permitted that after I die all my wealth is given to my wife?

The Sharia limits your discretion on the distribution of your wealth after your death to a third of your estate. If you stated in your will that all your money is to go to your wife, she will receive a third of the estate, and she will then receive her Sharia-defined share of the inheritance from the remaining two-thirds. In respect to the rest of the inheritance, she can only receive from it as much as the other heirs agree to pass over to her.