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-Hakeem.

Day Questions

I am a Muslim and have a friend who is Jewish. This friend moved to Israel and has joined the Israeli army. Although he supports Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian lands, I am not sure how to interact with him now. How should I approach my relationship with him now?

You do not have to cut your personal relations with him. Yes, you must guide him to differentiate between truths and falsehoods as much as you can, if it is possible. Almighty Allah said: "Call unto the way of your Lord with wisdom and fair exhortation"(16:125).

I am living in India. Is it sufficient hijab for me to wear a Manto (a form of a long coat) along with a Niqab (which covers the nose and mouth)?

It is prohibited for women to expose any part of her body, except her face and hands, in the presence of non-Mahram men. Any kind of clothing which provides such Hijab is sufficient. It is not obligatory to cover the face.

What is your ruling about using perfume which contains alcohol?

It is permissible to use it, but it is Najis if it causes intoxication. When one comes in contact with a Najis Alcohol through application of perfume or otherwise, he must purify himself or his clothing before performing prayers and Tawaaf.

If the government of Saudi Arabia announces the first of Dhil-Hijjah to be on a particular day, which does not conform to the religiously-established day, can he perform the Hajj according to the government-announced date?

If the current authorities of the two holy mosques permit Muslims from all sects to perform their Hajj based on the teaching of their own sects, then one must follow what the religious evidences prove in determining the time to perform the Hajj accordingly. If the authorities have enforced a set day, then it is acceptable to perform the rites of Hajj accordingly.