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 definition of Riba?

Riba is the interest that the lender stipulates the borrower to pay in addition to the original amount of the loan, even if it is a small amount or decided after the loan contract took place.

Is it permissible for a father to prevent his son from doing a particular thing if the father sees that it is harmful for his son?

Preventing the son forcefully from doing a certain thing is not permissible unless the harm is severe, in such a way that it is prohibited for one to subject himself to it. Preventing the son by ordering him not to do an act is permissible.

Is it necessary to follow the most knowledgeable religious scholar?

Yes, it is obligatory to follow the most knowledgeable Mujtahid.