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

My father has recently died. My grandfather and grandmother, my mother, 4 brothers and 3 sisters are the inheritors. How can we divide his Inheritance?

The inheritance is divided as follows: Each one of parent’s share is one-sixth. The wife’s share is one-eighth from all the inheritance except the worth of lands if any. The children take the rest of inheritance where each male’s share is twice as the share of the female.

If people do not follow any religious jurist, Marja and asked about any laws of the Sharia, can I give an answer based on the edicts of my Marja, without mentioning that there are other opinions?

In this case, it is permissible for one to answer based on the edicts of his own Marja, and he does not need to give a reference of the source of the edicts or mention that there are other opinions of other scholars.

What are your views regarding the story of burning the door of Fatima Al- Zahra (peace be upon her)?

There is no doubt that the attack against the house of Fatima Al-Zahra (peace be upon her) took place in order to force Imam Ali (peace be upon him) to pay allegiance. The Sunni and Shia books of history have recorded this, like Tareekh Al-Tabari (v.2, p.619). This indicates that in order to strengthen their power they were prepared to violate the sanctity of the most noble respected house in Islam, where the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his progeny) himself used to seek permission before entering it. The details of the attack are mentioned in various books of Sunnis and Shias.