The Press Release on the Terrorist Attacks against the Shia in Egypt

The Press Release on the Terrorist Attacks against the Shia in Egypt
2013/06/25

We strongly condemn the terrorist attacks that lead to the martyrdom and wounding of tens of innocent lovers of the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them) in Egypt and the dragging of deceased bodies along the ground that took place afterwards.

As we ask the Almighty Allah to send His mercy on the souls of the martyrs and to grant the wounded fast recovery, we call the government and the judiciary of Egypt to take the responsibility in bringing the perpetrators and those who motivated them with incitement verdicts to justice. In addition, we call the Egyptian government to take the necessary steps in preventing the recurrence of similar events.

We pray to the Almighty Lord to bless the efforts of Al-Azhar in promoting a culture of moderation and rejecting extremism and hatred, which distort the image of Muslims and rupture the unity of the peaceful Egyptian nation.

"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 we address any of our Marja as Naib-e- Imam?

<p style="text-align: left;">Being the deputy of the Imam (peace be upon him) has several aspects, some of them fits the Marja like the ability to give verdicts and to be the judge in personal conflicts, and other aspects do not apply to him. It is permissible to intend the ones that apply to the Marja when addressing him.</p>

If my shoes become najis by stepping into najasah, can I purify my shoes by rubbing them on the earth?

Earth can only purify the soles of the shoes, the feet and the like by walking on them, provided that the najasah was caused by walking on the earth. Earth can purify when it is dry and based on an obligatory precaution it must be Tahir.

Is it possible to pray if there a najis cellphone or handkerchief in the pocket of one's clothing?

<p style="text-align: left;">Yes, it is permissible and the prayer is valid in the said case.</p>

Is it allowed for a man to look at the face of a woman who covers her hair, but she wears make up on her face? What if it is done without the intention of lust and there is no fear of committing sins?

It is not permissible for the woman to wear makeup in the presence of non-Mahram. A man is permitted to look if it was a quick glance and not anything further.