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

Can a Shia girl marry with a Nasibi?

Based on an obligatory precaution, it is unlawful for the Shia female to marry a Nasibi man. A Nasibi is the one who bears enmity with the Imams of the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them). It is permissible to marry the girl to a member of another Muslim sect, other than the Nasibis. However, this is prohibited in the case of fear that the Shia woman may be misguided because of such a marriage, although the marriage contract is considered to be correct and valid.

Do I have to follow one Marja in a particular issue, or can I follow more than one in an issue, choosing one of their verdicts?

<p style="text-align: left;">If the verdicts of the Marjas are different in the same issue, one must follow the most knowledgeable. If his opinion is a compulsory precaution, one has a choice of following him by acting upon the precaution or referring to another Marja provided that the latter is more knowledge than the rest of the Marjas.</p>

Is it wrong to desire to have a prostration mark? Or is it seen as Riya?

Simply desire to have it is not considered as insincerity, Riya, since Riya is when the action is with the intention of showing others. Having the prostration mark may or may not happen, so our advice is to ignore this issue and not focus on it.

We have constructed a Mosque some years ago, in which the daily prayers including the Friday prayers. A few days ago, we realized that the Qibla of the Mosque was deviated by 14 degrees. However, some people in the community are adamant in continuing to pray in the wrong direction of Qibla. What is the ruling on the previous prayers offered in the wrong direction with the said deviation? Can one continue to pray towards the same wrong direction?

<p style="text-align: left;">Since you did not know the correct direction of the Qibla within the mentioned deviation, the previous prayers are correct but the prayer should be, from now on, towards the correct direction of the Qibla, since you have realized that and paid attention to it. The prayer is void if the earlier Qibla is taken, as it is deliberate disobedience.</p>