The Press Release on the Terrorist Attack in Quetta Pakistan

The Press Release on the Terrorist Attack in Quetta Pakistan
2013/01/16

We were shocked by the heinous crime that was committed by the terrorists in the city of Quetta in Pakistan, that lead to the martyrdom and wounding of a huge number of innocent people. This crime is part of sequence of organized assaults against the followers of the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them).

As we ask the Almighty Allah to send His mercy on the souls of the martyrs and to grant the wounded fast recovery, we condemn this crime and all crimes that were committed by the terrorist groups. These crimes violate all humane criterion and values, and they tarnish the image of Islam and the name of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny). We hold the Pakistani government responsible for protecting its own innocent citizens and to bring the perpetrators to justice. We also consider the silence of the Muslim dignitaries and foundations and the carelessness of the international community as important factors that encourage the terrorists to continue shedding blood of innocent people.

Day Questions

Is the taweedh allowed in Islam?

If the taweedh consists of supplications and verses of the Quran, then it is permissible.

Does it make a difference whether I wake up to pray night prayers or whether I am still up at the time for it?

<p style="text-align: left;">There is no difference between the two cases.</p>

In India, if the restaurant-owner is a Muslim but the workers are Hindu, are we allowed to eat there? What if the case was that the owner is a Hindu and the workers are Muslim?

With respect to slaughtering, if the meat is taken from a Muslim who claims that it was slaughtered according to the sharia and one finds is probable that the Muslim is saying the truth, it is permissible to consume it. However, it is not permissible – based on compulsory precaution – to consume food that non-Muslims – except Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians – touched with dampness. If there is doubt, one could consider that it is Tahir.