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

A person was making a mistake in the sequence of his wudhu for some time, whereby he used to wash the left arm first and then the right arm. Are his previous prayers valid?

It is a condition in the correctness of the wudhu to wash the right then the left arm. Not offering the wudhu in this sequence makes it void and the prayers should be repeated.

Is the practice of Tatbeer (striking swords on head, slitting it open to stream blood) permissible?

As the act of Tatbeer and other kinds of symbols are performed to propagate the right principal and express emotions towards it then it is religiously recommended from this side. Yes, it can be prohibited because of secondary reasons like if it causes prohibited harm, public disadvantage or other similar reasons. There is no set criterion for such prohibition as it differs from place to place and from time to time. It can also be different because of difference in personal perspectives.We ask Allah Almighty to guide us and all devotees in all of that as we only depend on Him.

What should be the minimum distance between two mosques where Friday Prayers is being performed? Is this distance for Friday prayers according to the routes or by the actual distance between the two points?

The minimum distance between two mosques where Friday prayers are offered is one farsakh which is about six kilometers, and it is measured by the routes available between the two mosques if they are usual. If the route between them is longer than mentioned distance in an unusual way - for instance, if a natural barrier like a river is between the two mosques and an unusual detour is required to reach the other mosque - then this is not a sufficient distance.

If a carpeted floor becomes najis, what is the best way to make it tahir?

The best way to make the carpeted floor tahir is by removing the essential najasah first. Then using immune water, ensure that it covers the area which has become najis once. Immune water can be kurr water or tap water which is connected to mains water supply.