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.

استقبال طلبات التسجيل في الدورة الصيفية الحادية عشر للشباب المغترب

Day Questions

For a fish to be lawful to consume, does a Muslim have to witness the person getting the fish out of the water alive?

It is sufficient in the permissibility of consuming the fish that it is removed from the water alive, even if the person who has done that is not a Muslim. It is not a condition that a Muslim sees that take place. It is sufficient if a trustworthy person informed of such, or if this is generally known to be the case from the surrounding circumstances.

Is knowing politics, economics and other worldly sciences a condition to be a mujtahid or not?

The said sciences are not directly related to reaching the level of ijtihād. However, during the research for a religious answer to an issue that relates to another field, like politics, economics or medicine, a scholar is expected to make sure that the issue is understood in such a way that the obligation before Almighty Allah to know the subject of the religious verdict is fulfilled. This might require that the religious scholar has some level of knowledge or expertise in these areas, or that he refers to the experts in these sciences. With this knowledge, the religious verdict is determined using the religious sciences and evidences that he already possesses.

Could you please clarify what you mean by a woman being in charge of her own marriage, as mentioned in some of your answers?

What we mean by this is when the father places his daughter in charge of herself and gives her the right of marrying herself to whomever she desires without the need to refer to him.If the father does not ask about the affairs of his daughter because of family disintegration, then apparently this is considered as making her in charge of her marriage.