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

Can a brother or any relative of a girl – apart from her guardian – arrange her marriage?

<p style="text-align: left;">If she appointed him to act on her behalf and she approved the marriage, then the marriage is valid.</p>

Is as allowed when one is praying an obligatory prayer to recite any du'a / supplication in Arabic language?

<p style="text-align: left;">Yes, it is permissible and it is permissible in any language other than Arabic.</p>

The Qur'an states that we should avoid the company of the sinners. Does that include family and relatives?

You do not have to avoid the company of your families and relatives, and it is unlawful to shun your family and relatives, even if they were sinners. However, if they sin, you must point that out to them and guide them, if you expect them to benefit from such guidance.

Is it possible that a magician sends a Jinn (by Magic) to hurt a human/Muslim?

There is no doubt that magic exists and it is possible that the magician can make use of Jinns and other things as well.

We know that the beginning of the month should be proven by the testimony of two trustworthy witnesses that they saw the crescent. However, if a person saw the crescent himself alone, while nobody else had gone out to look for it, is he obligated to begin fasting? What if others have tried to see the crescent but did not see it?

The beginning of the month is established by physically seeing the crescent, or by the testimony of two trustworthy witnesses, among other ways. If one was certain that he saw the crescent, then he must consider it the first of the month, in both mentioned cases.