The Press Release on the Attack in Nigeria

The Press Release on the Attack in Nigeria
2016/07/02

We strongly condemn the savage attack that resulted in the horrible massacre against the Muslim followers of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) in Nigeria.

The circumstances and the intensity of the tragedy suggest the suspicious meditated intention of parties who do not care about the stability of the country or about the harmony between the sects of the nation.

We hold the Government of Nigeria fully responsible in investigating the circumstances of the tragedy, bringing the criminals to justice, freeing the innocents, and preventing this from taking place again.

We call the concerned international communities to uphold their responsibility in condemning this crime and pressuring those who caused it.

We ask Almighty Allah to grant the wounded fast recovery, to have His mercy on the souls of the victims and to give patience to their relatives. He is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.

Day Questions

Can we lease a car where payment will be made in installments including addition charges?

It is permissible to lease the car for a total payment that is more than the usual payment, in such a way that after certain number of payments the ownership of the car is then turned to the person who leased the car.

If pre-ejaculatory fluid (or Cowpers fluid) is passed after ablution, is the ablution valid?

<p style="text-align: left;">Discharge of the said liquid does not invalidate the ablution.</p>

When the soldiers left Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) in Karbala after the lights were extinguished, have they committed a sin for which they will be punished? Given the fact that the Imam said to them, you are free and you can go, can the Imam (peace be upon him) urge others towards sinning?

It is obligatory to help the Imam (peace be upon him) if he asks for help. He is also permitted to excuse his companions from fighting for him. He is the leader and can make such a decision as per the current circumstances. The reason for such a decision as it appears from the narrations is that Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) knew that he will be killed in the battlefield as the little number of his followers cannot protect him. Therefore, he gave them the choice of leaving him to face his destiny. This shows the high morality of the Imam (peace be upon him) and the great values that he possessed. Similarly, his companions were excused from undertaking the hardship of the fighting and facing certain death in the battlefield, and fighting was not obligatory on them, but they decided to show the highest level of selflessness and sacrifice.