The Press Release on the Martydom of Shaikh Tawakkuli

The Press Release on the Martydom of Shaikh Tawakkuli

“And reckon not those who are killed in the way of Allah as dead; rather, they are alive; they are provided substance from their Lord.” (3:169)

The terrorists attacked last night Allama Shaikh Mohammed Ja’far Tawakkuli, the head of the office of His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Al-Hakim (may God prolong his life) in the Afghani city of Herat, after having lead the congregational prayers in the mosque. This heinous attack led to his martyrdom. Through his active his efforts – for many years – he aided the application of His Eminence’s programs in supporting and helping those injured in acts of terrorism, as well as orphans and needy families, and in implementing his programs in the propagation of the message of Islam on a wide scale across Afghanistan.

We condemn this act of terrorism in the strongest terms, and we urge the government of Afghanistan to strive seriously to uncover the criminals, to punish them and to protect the lives of the scholars, the students of the religious seminary and the innocent civilians there. We pray to the Almighty Creator to cover the felicitous deceased with His vast mercy, and to raise him amongst the righteous martyrs, and to bestow patience and solace upon those he left behind.

And there is no power, nor might, save that of Allah, the Most High, the Supreme.

Office of His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Al-Hakim (may God prolong his life)

9th of Shawwal, 1439

Day Questions

Is there a need to shave the hair of the man's head when performing the Aqeeqah?

There is no recommendation for the man to shave his head when his Aqeeqah is slaughtered.

Is it obligatory to recite Sura Al-hamd and Sure- Ikhlas with Makharij

It is obligatory to recite Al-Fatiha and a chapter after it, like Sura-Iklas based on the Arabic grammar, in addition to correct Arabic pronunciation and in the familiar sounds of the Arabic language.

If my hand comes in contact with semen, and I touch a mobile phone, but I am not sure if I touched it with the najis hand or the tahir hand, then what should I do with this phone? I cannot wash it because it will be ruined. What do you suggest?

As long as you are not sure that your hand was najis when you touched the mobile phone, you can consider it as tahir. Furthermore, najasah is transferred from one thing to another if the dampness in one of them is transferred to the other. If the mobile phone does become najis, then it cannot be purified again except with water. It is not prohibited to use it while it is najis.