The Letter of The Office of His Eminence to The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon

The Letter of The Office of His Eminence to The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon
The Office of His Eminence Sent a Letter to UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon The office of his Eminence, the religious authority, Sayyid Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakeem (may Allah prolong his life) sent a letter to the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon. It was delivered by Dr. Abdul-Hadi Al-Hakeem to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Iraq, Martin Kobler, on Sunday February 24th, 2013. The letter condemned the criminal attacks against Shia civilians in various countries especially in Iraq and Pakistan. The terrorist acts which include kidnapping and killing, are directed against civilian gatherings like places of worships, marketplaces, residential areas and the like. The letter called the international community and the United Nations to undertake their humanitarian responsibility in stopping the bloodshed of innocent Shias throughout the world and to classify these acts of terror as crimes against humanity and genocide. It also warns that not seriously standing against these ruthless crimes could lead to undesired consequences, including the feeling of the targeted people that moderation and rationality do not provide them with safety.

Day Questions

Was Imam Ali Zainul-Abideen (peace be upon him) the elder or younger brother of Ali al-Akbar (peace be upon him)?

What is well-known is that the martyred brother in the tragedy of Karbala is older than the Imam (peace be upon him). Allah knows best.

If one performs Tayammum instead of Ghusl of Janabah, how long will its Taharah last? Is its affect the same as that for the Ghusl, so it lasts until the next time one sustains a major occurrence (Hadath Akbar) like Janabah, menstruation or touching a dead body?

The Tayammum becomes invalid with the elimination of the excuse that caused one to perform Tayammum; like if the patient who performed the Tayammum instead of Ghusl due to his illness was cured, then Ghusl becomes obligatory. It becomes invalid also if the excuse continued but the individual sustained another major occurrence (Hadath Akbar).

I am ignorant of the concept of Janabah, and did not know that Ghusl was binding if it happened. During the holy month of Ramadan I kept my fast without doing Ghusl of Janabah. A few months later I came to know about Ghusl and performed it. What should I do in regards to the previous fasts?

There is no Kaffara for breaking the fast in the said case. One should make up the fast before the next Ramadan. If he does not make them up before the next Ramadan, an amount of 900 grams of dates, wheat, floor, rice, lentils and the like for every day must be given to the needy people as Fidya.