The Press Release on the Terrorist Attack against Tuz Khormato - Iraq

The Press Release on the Terrorist Attack against Tuz Khormato - Iraq
2017/09/26

The terrorist attacks against the innocent followers of the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them) have increased recently in tens of bombings of civilian gatherings in a number of governates in Iraq. These terrorist acts include targeting the followers of the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them) in the city of Tuz khormato, attacking worshippers in Mosques, youths in the stadiums, visitors of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) in their way back and many others. 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 judiciary system to take the 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.
We also emphasize on the importance of allowing the people of the targetted areas like Tuz Khormato and Tal Afar to protect their own cities.
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

I would like to know the benefits of reciting ziyarat?

We are unable to determine all the benefits behind such good deed but no doubt that some of them are the obedience and the fulfillment of the orders of the imams (peace be upon them) as their orders were to perform such sermons. In addition to that, the ziyarats consist of refreshing the loyalty and the love of the imams plus the encouragement to follow the imam that is being visited by the ziyarat as the ziyarat usually contains praising the prophet and the imams by being righteous slaves of the lord, devoted to Him and doers of religious obligations.

In the Quran, we are told that God ordained the angels to prostrate in front of Adam all of them prostrate except Iblis who was among the transgressor. My question is was Iblis an angel or a jinni if he was a jinni how did he fit in the midst of the angels

Iblis is amongst jinn as declared in the verse: “We said unto the angels: Fall prostrate before Adam, and they fell prostrate, all save Iblis. He was of the jinn, so he rebelled against his Lord's command. Will ye choose him and his seed for your protecting friends instead of Me, when they are an enemy unto you? Calamitous is the exchange for evil-doers.”. 50:18. Iblis used to worship almighty Allah until he decided to become arrogant and looked down on Adam and refused the orders of the almighty Allah of prostrating to him.