The Press Release on the Tragedy at the Entrance of the Holy Shrine

 The Press Release on the Tragedy at the Entrance of the Holy Shrine
2019/09/14

Indeed we are of Allah and to Him we shall return

It is with great sadness and pain that the news of the tragedy at the entrance of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) has reached us, which led to the loss of tens of lives, as they repeated the chant “Ya Husayn”, their hearts filled with the love and grief for the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them), during their participation of the Tuwairich Run on the afternoon of Ashura.
We, therefore, pay condolences to the Imam of our Time (may Allah hasten his reappearance) as well as to their grieving families, and to all the believers and lovers of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them).
We call upon those responsible in the Iraqi government and the Custodianship of the Holy Shrines to establish sound plans and to take precautionary measures to ensure that such a tragedy does not occur again.
Similarly, we call upon all the respected visitors to the holy shrines – may Allah honour them – to act in coordination with the brothers who have been tasked with managing the millions of visitors in order to enable the illumination of godly teachings and guidance, and the expression of love and sorrow for the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them). Indeed, such service during this season is amongst the greatest of deeds in the eyes of Allah Almighty, and He is the greatest supporter and the Guardian of the believers.
In conclusion, we supplicate to Allah Almighty to bless those pure souls and to raise them in the highest ranks with the Master of Martyrs and his noble companions, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon them all. We pray that He inspires their loved ones who they leave behind with patience and solace, and that He blesses the injured with a quick recovery, for He is the Most Merciful.

11 Muharram 1441

Day Questions

In order to calculate the khums at the end of the fiscal year, do I consider the money or savings which I have earned only a few weeks ago and which have remained unspent?

Yes, the unspent savings and monies at the end of the khums year should be considered, whether that money was with you throughout the whole year or you just received it.

I have heard that you cannot eat the meat of animals hunted by black dogs. Is this true?

It is permissible to consume the meat of an animal hunted by a dog provided that the rest of the hunting conditions are met. Yes, if the dog is black, and it is not mixed with any other color, then based on compulsory precaution, it is not permissible to consume the animal that such a dog hunts.

Is it allowed to eat food prepared by a non-Muslim who is not from Ahl al-Kitab [for example, a Hindu or a Buddhist]?

It is not permissible to consume meat presented by them, unless it was slaughtered according to the Islamic laws, which can be known if the meat is purchased from a Muslim market. It is also permissible to consume food prepared by them if it does not contain any meat product.

If I know a female very well, may I explain to her the temporary marriage contract via chat and even tell her to recite the vows via chat?

Explaining the temporary contract to her over the chat is permissible but conducting the marriage contract must be through direct voice conversation.