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

What is the ruling on the following fish? 1. Pangasius. 2. Atlantic herring. 3. Cod. 4. Tuna. 5. European plaice. 6. European flounder. 7. Atlantic mackerel. 8. Brown trout 9. Atlantic salmon 10. Sardine 11. Pollock Are they permissible to consume or not?

All kinds of fish that have scales on the skin, even if they were small, are permissible to consume. If they do not have scales then it is not permissible to consume them.

I am living in India. Is it sufficient hijab for me to wear a Manto (a form of a long coat) along with a Niqab (which covers the nose and mouth)?

It is prohibited for women to expose any part of her body except her face and hands, in the presence of non-Mahrams. Any kind of clothing which provides such Hijab is sufficient. It is not obligatory to cover the face.

If one uses toilet paper to remove the urine or stool from the urinary organ or the anus, such that none remains upon wiping it, is this sufficient, or must they still be purified with water afterwards?

<p style="text-align: left;">The organ of urination can only be purified with water. Toilet papers can be used to make it anus tahir by wiping it with three papers. Based on an obligatory precaution one must use paper thrice even if the najasah is removed before that. If the excrement has spread around the anus more than what is usual, water must be used to make the area tahir.</p>

Can I rely on "Ilm-e-Jufar" and "Ilm-e-Adad" to make my life decisions?

It is not permissible to inform others of information from such sources in a sure way, nor is it permissible to believe in information derived in such a way, and we advise you to avoid such issues.