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

If somebody is following a certain Marja and he discovers that there is another Marja who is in the same level of knowledge according to a statement by a member of Ahlul-Khibra, can he choose between the two?

It is not permissible to change the said Marja unless it is proven by religious evidence that another Mujtahid is more knowledgeable than him.

Can I distribute my property among my children not in accordance to Islamic law?

As long as the owner is alive, he can distribute and give his wealth as he wishes, but it is better that one does not sour the relationships between the heirs, as favouring some over others can lead a breakdown of their relations.

Which takbeers are obligatory and which are recommended in prayers?

The obligatory takbeer is only the takbeerat'ul-ihtam. The rest of the takbeers are recommended and not obligatory.

If I prostrate in prayers and the turbah happens to be slightly to the left or the right of the middle of my forehead, is my prostration valid? Or does it have to be exactly in the middle?

In prostration, the exact middle of the forehead does not have to be on the turbah; it is sufficient that the turbah is placed slightly towards the right or the left.