The Press Release on the Attack Against two Mosques in New Zealand

The Press Release on the Attack Against two Mosques in New Zealand
2019/03/19

Surely, we are Allah’s, and surely to Him we shall return.

A group of xenophobic terrorists attacked Muslims who were praying in two mosques in New Zealand, in which around 50 innocent civilian Muslims were killed and more than 40 injured.

We condemn this act of terrorism, which has arisen from malicious xenophobia, and we call upon relevant parties to the following:
Firstly, the protection of the mosques and Islamic institutions and places of worship, and ensuring their right to safely and securely worship and practice their rituals of faith.

Secondly, to stand up against this xenophobic thinking which is another face of terrorism, and to follow up on those parties who are feeding it and supporting it, and to punish them appropriately, taking into regard the vicious crimes that have arisen from such hatred.

We pay our condolences to the families of the victims, and to all the Muslims living those lands, and we supplicate to the Almighty to heal hastily those injured and wounded, for He is the Most Merciful.

And there is no power and no might, save that of God’s.

Day Questions

I want some guidance regarding keeping dogs. Can we keep dogs in the house, considering that they serve as guides to the blind, they safeguard homes and are a good friend?

You can keep them in the house, but they are najis. You should purify whatever part of your body or clothes comes in contact with a dog via dampness before offering the prayer.

Is it permissible for Zakat to be given to a particular appointed person in the Community? What if the appointed person or group does not spend the Zakat money as per Islamic guidelines, can we pay them the Zakat?

It is permissible to give the zakat to the appointed person if he is trustworthy to pass it to whoever deserves it. If one is not sure of his trustworthiness, his payment of Zakat to him is invalid.

Why is the dog najis in Islam?

Islam is a divine religion that Almighty Allah revealed to guard the welfare of people. Almighty Allah knows the reality of things and what benefits His slaves, so He set laws accordingly for them to observe. Since Islam is the seal of religions, these laws are for until the end of this world. Because of corruption, badness and evilness in certain things or acts, He commanded us to refrain from them and made them prohibited. Similarly, because of benefits and goodness in certain other things, He ordered us to perform them and made them obligatory on us. Some of these laws are general and apply to all people, all the time, and anywhere.The ability of the human being is limited, so is unable to find out and understand the reasons behind the Sharia of Almighty Allah. Sometimes Allah Almighty has taught us through the Holy Prophet and the Imams (peace be upon them), the wisdom behind certain few rulings. We must obey His laws by refraining from the prohibited acts and undertaking the obligatory acts, even if we do not know the reason behind each and every one of them.The najasah of the dog is one of the rulings about which we do not know the wisdom behind.

What is the solid evidence of existence of Mahdi?

The evidence to prove his existence is from undoubted authentic narrations from the Prophet and the Imams (peace be upon them).