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

Is it valid to say the formula of the temporary marriage contract in any language other than Arabic?

<p style="text-align: left;">Yes, it can be recited in any language.</p>

Is it obligatory to cover our head when offering prayer?

<p style="text-align: left;">It is not obligatory for men to cover their heads during prayer.</p>

Is it obligatory to pay khums on what is spent on prohibited expenses, such as paying a barber to shave one's beard?

<p style="text-align: left;">Khums is not obligatory on expenses if they were spent in prohibited ways. However, a believer is expected not to perform any prohibited thing even if he thinks it is small, since it is a disobedience to Almighty Allah.</p>

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

<p style="text-align: left;">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.</p>

What is the Grand Ayatollah as-Sayyid Muhammad Saeed Tabatabi Al-Hakeem’s view of the current Quran we have today, I would like to know his belief on the order of the verses of the Quran?

The current sequence of the verses is the same as the sequence at the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and that is because of the naming of the chapters – Suras that we inherited from that era.