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

If one is saving money to pay off the house they are living in by investing that money to increase the amount over several years to pay for their home faster, does that person pay khums on those savings?

On the khums fiscal year-end, khums does not apply on the amount that he paid for the debt. Khums is applicable on the amounts that he saved to pay the debt in coming years.

Is it permissible for Shias to wear red clothes if they live in Iraq or Iran?

<p style="text-align: left;">It is permissible to wear red clothes, but it could be in some cases unfamiliar to the society, so whoever wears red clothes could subject himself to embarrassment or humiliation.</p>

If a person commits an act which his marja deems to be prohibited, and on Judgment Day it is discovered that the act was not actually a sin after all, will this person not be punished for it since the act was not prohibited? Or will he get punished because he disobeyed the edict of his marja?

The said person is not considered as disobedient, but is liable for proceeding to commit an act that he was informed to be a sin. An example of this is if a person drinks from a glass thinking it to be wine, but it turns out to be water.

Is it valid to say the formula of the temporary marriage contract in any language other than Arabic?

<p style="text-align: left;">Yes, it can be recited in any language.</p>

Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said that those who disclose their hardship will always face humiliation. In Karbala we see Ali al-Akbar (peace be upon him) and others expressing their thirst and hardships to Imam Hussain (peace be upon him). So what does Imam Ali (peace be upon him) mean by those words?

Imam Ali (peace be upon him) means from that to expose the difficulties in front of those who do not care, which will cause humiliation for the individual. This has nothing to do – no doubt - with the expression of hardships in Karbala as you mentioned.