The Press Release on the Martydom of Shaikh Tawakkuli

The Press Release on the Martydom of Shaikh Tawakkuli
2018/06/23

“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

If a marriage has been consummated, is the wife entitled to the full dower?

When the marriage contract takes place, the wife has right to all the dower. If the dower or a part of it was deferred for a particular period, then she is entitled to it after the deferment period has ended. If the husband divorces his wife before the consummation of the marriage, she is entitled to only half of the dower, and the remaining half of the dower is dropped.

Is it forbidden to learn Ilm-ul-Nujoom (Astrology) in Islam?

Learning astrology is permissible, but depending on it in informing about metaphysical matters is prohibited.

Is it permissible to donate a kidney?

Yes, it is permissible to save a life of a devotee if the donor is not subject to danger.