Press Release on the American Administration’s Decision to Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem

Press Release on the American Administration’s Decision to Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem
2017/12/10

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

All praise is to God, the Lord of the worlds; and may God send his blessings on our master Mohammed and his holy progeny.

We condemn the decision of the American administration to move the US Embassy to the occupied city of Jerusalem, as it is an affront to the Palestinian people and disregard for the feelings of Muslims.

We want to point out that this stance is a natural consequence of the distancing of the Muslims from the teachings of their true religion, their neglect of their shared matters and interests, their fighting amongst themselves, and the spread of the epidemic of extremism and terrorism which has targeted them, and destroyed their societies and their towns, and has distorted the name of their religion. God Almighty has said: “And obey God, and obey the Messenger, and do not into disputes, lest you lose heart and your power departs.”

Today, all are invited – especially those fostering and supporting terrorism – to seriously revise their previous stances, and to open a new page, to unify the positions of the Islamic nations and to build firm foundations in establishing good relations with other nations, which reflects the pliability of their religion and its genuine values.

We seek support and help from only Him, and He is the guardian of the believers

Day Questions

Can I sell something that does not currently exist, such as a calf which has not been born yet?

In some cases, you can sell something that does not exist yet, like a calf, with certain general specifications that apply to a large number of such an animals. But selling a calf of a particular cow whose existence is uncertain and whose soundness is unknown is not a valid sale, if it is sold alone. If it is sold in this way in addition to another thing which does exists at that time in one transaction, then it is valid.

Is it permissible to pray behind one who doubts the authenticity of Ziyarat Ashura?

Adalah is a condition in the Imam of the congregational prayer, which is observing the religious laws and its boundaries. One of the main boundaries of the religion is precision in the religious aspects and not rushing into judging them.

There are many recommended acts such as going to shrines of Ahlulbait, if a person lives very distant from these places and cannot reach there, is the recitation of Zyara and salutation from far equally well, virtuous and acceptable?

There are no narrated texts from the Imams of the Ahlulbait that explain such an issue and clarify it. However, there is nothing wrong with reciting the Zyara from far away with the hope that it is recommended and then subject to rewards.

Can we lease a car where payment will be made in installments including addition charges?

It is permissible to lease the car for a total payment that is more than the usual payment, in such a way that after certain number of payments the ownership of the car is then turned to the person who leased the car.