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

What is the relevance of the concept of Wilayat (authority) of the Imams in our lives today?

We can comment on your question by stating the following: 1. The Imamate of the Imams (peace be upon them) has been legislated by Almighty Allah for people to observe. Every Muslim must obey all that has been proven to be divinely legislated obligations without considering the immediate benefit of the law on his everyday life since believing in a religion is believing in all what is proven to be part of it. 2. Believing in the Wilayat of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) is following them and observing their teachings. This has a great effect on the way a believer deals with day-to-day matters based on the teachings and the guidelines that originate from them. We can see that amongst the characteristics of the followers of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) by which they are known today is their condemnation of terrorism and tyranny against innocents, especially children, women and old people, and this is not but a reflection of their attachment with the humane teachings of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them).

Does a temporary marriage contract only become valid when the woman realizes that it is a marriage with religious commitments? Or is it not obligatory for the woman to realize this? As mentioning this may strongly cause some women to not wish to go forth with it anymore due to how serious it sounds. If the answer is yes, then can it be said in other words?

If the two parties agreed on forming a marriage contract between them in such a way that the paid money is considered as dower like the permanent marriage, then the marriage is valid. If she understands that the relationship allows her to have sexual acts in return for a fee, then it is adultery. The same can be said if she understands the relationship as a form of friendship.

Can you refer to me an authentic commentary of the Quran for understanding the Holy Book in the light of teachings of the Prophet and His Progeny?

Scholars have authored many commentaries of the Holy Quran that depended on the traditions of the Imams (peace be upon them), like Tafseer al-Qummi, and like Tafseer al-Burhan in which the author combined all the traditions of the Ahlul-Bayt, also Majma’-ul-Bayan in which the author Sheikh Tabrasi repeatedly mentioned the traditions of the Ahlul-Bayt (peace be upon them) with respect to the Quranic commentary.

Is it permissible to work in determining the eligibility of customers to take out mortgage loans from various lending companies? Is the income of such an employee who deals in such a way with interest-based loans considered lawful?

It is prohibited to draft or write the contract for the loan agreement that involves interest or to do anything that is related to it, like calculating the balance of what the client owes. It is permissible to work in determining the eligibility of the customer to take the loan.