The Press Release on the Terrorist Attacks during the month of Ramadan

The Press Release on the Terrorist Attacks during the month of Ramadan
2017/06/11

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

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.

I have heard of a prayer called "Qadha-e-Umri" by which all the missed prayers can be made up. Is there any truth to this? If so, how is it performed and is there a particular day or time to offer this?

There is no such single prayer that removes the liability for all missed prayers. Therefore, every missed prayer needs to be made up as qadha individually.

Is it permissible for me to accept payment in respect to dua I made for someone?

Yes, it is permissible but it is better if the payment is given/taken as a gift.

If one knows without a doubt that he himself is a sinner, but people do not know this and consider him pious and ask him to lead prayers, is it permissible for him to do so and will their prayers be accepted?

It is not permissible for him to present himself to lead the congregational prayer if he knows that he does not fulfil the requirements of the Imam of the prayer, in such a way he would be considered as cheating them. If they asked him to lead the prayer, it is permissible to do so, although it is better not to in this particular case as well. If he was praying alone and someone decided to pray behind him in congregation, then his prayer is in order and he has not committed a sin. If he was not qualified to lead the prayer, he should not apply the laws of the congregational prayer on him, for example, referring to the people praying behind him when he has doubts.

If a man approaches me for marriage and wants to see me without hijab, is this permissible?

It is permissible for the man to see the woman who he wishes to marry. Based on compulsory precaution, what may to be uncovered by her should be limited to what is usually uncovered at home like the arms, the head and part of the chest, and not to exceed that. It is also permissible to wear such clothing that one can tell her size and shape from it and not to exceed that.