The Press Release on the Terrorist Attacks during the month of Ramadan

The Press Release on the Terrorist Attacks during the month of Ramadan
Press Release on the Terrorist Attacks during the month of Ramadan “Those who do wrong will come to know by what a (great) reverse they will be overturned!” (Holy Quran 26:227) The terrorist attacks against the innocent followers of the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them) in Iraq have increased recently in various bombings of civilian gatherings in Baghdad and number of governates in Iraq during the Holy month of Ramadan. These terrorist acts have resulted in the martyrdom and wounding of hundreds of civilians, while the international, Islamic and Arabic organizations remain quiet. This confirms that these attacks are part of regional plot that will have dangerous consequences on the security of the regional and of the world. As we ask Almighty Allah to send His mercy on the souls of the martyrs and to grant the wounded fast recovery. We strongly condemn these savage attacks and emphasize on the following: Firstly: It is necessary for the Iraqi government and the Judiciary to fulfill their responsibility in bringing the perpetrators to justice and in protecting civilian citizens, especially the followers of the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them) as they are the primary target of terrorism. Secondly: We call the international community, especially the international organizations, to classify such crimes as crimes against humanity, since they are genocides that resulted from hate culture and shedding human blood on religious bases which are violations of the international laws and ethics. “There is no power save from Allah, the All-High, the All-Great”. The Office of the Religious Authority, Sayyid Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakim.

Day Questions

Is it true that if a person goes to a palmist (for hand reading) such person’s dua is not answered for 40 days? If yes, what is the kaffarah for it. What is the ruling for going there in the first place?

It is not permissible to visit such people or believe in their information. Believing them is one of the great sins. It does not have a Kaffara. One should seek the forgiveness of Almighty Allah when he commits such a sin.

Is it permissible for a person who is not a mujtahid to teach from books like Usool al-Kafi and Bihar al-Anwar?

It is not permissible to inform about religious issues without knowledge, whether such information is in on religious jurisprudence or beliefs. Yes, it is permissible to search and study the religious sciences and learn about the narrations of the Ahlul-Bait and other related material.

Is it permissible to work in a supermarket where alcoholic beverages are sold?

If it does not lead to selling them, then it is permissible.

Can you please tell me the signs of the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (peace be upon him)?

It appears from some of the narrations that there are three inevitable signs; they are: the appearance of the sun from the west, and the cry from the sky that will declare the reappearance of the Imam, and the swallowing of the earth in the desert. Other signs are possible. There is no doubt that Almighty Allah will establish undoubted clear evidence when he reappears, so it is better to delay paying attention to these issues to their designated times and not rushing to conclusions in this Godly matter, since He will clarify it at its appropriate time.