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

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

These days many people have been saying that we don’t do a blind taqleed and we follow those rules of a Marja, which is not against Quran or the narrations, and not follow those who are against them. Is it a right thing to say? How do normal humans like us who are busy in daily lives can measure the verdict of a Marja on the Quran and the narration?

<p style="text-align: left;">The emulation that Shias do is not a blind emulation. It is, rather based on vision and wisdom, since everybody is asked to observe the Sharia and act upon its obligations and refrain from what it prohibits; and at the same time, a normal Muslim does not possess the specialized capabilities to know the laws of the religion. It becomes natural for those who are not experts in this field to refer to the jurist who specializes in deriving the rulings of the Sharia after exerting great efforts in order to reach religious conclusions.<br />The sources that the Mujtahid uses in the process of derivation are the Holy Quran and the narrations, so it is natural that the religious findings are not against them.<br /> This process is commonly practiced by normal people all the time, when they refer - in the aspects that require scientific efforts – to those who specialize in the specific fields, like medical doctors and engineers, and they act upon their findings and conclusions.</p>

I just wanted to know if dancing is haram. I know that its haram to dance in weddings and in front of others and you have to be married to dance and that is only in front of your husband, but what if you are not married, is it completely that you are not allowed to dance at all?

Dancing is not prohibited by itself. If it was associated with a prohibition like sexual excitement to other than the husband then it is prohibited. If it is based on musical rhythm then it is unlawful based on compulsory precaution.

Can we offer the prayer of Eid-ul-Ghadeer in congregation?

No, it is not offered in congregational.