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 we attend a wedding reception held by Christian friend, and they serve separate halal food, is it permissible for us to dine there and consume what they claim to the halal food, while we also know that the food was cooked by Christians who may not know the Islamic dietary laws?

If the food does not contain meat then one can consume it if he does not know that it is najis. If the food contains meat then it must be confirmed that it is slaughtered in accordance to the Sharia, in addition to not knowing that the food is najis. Confirmation of it being slaughtered in accordance to the sharia can be by knowing so himself or by a Muslim who one expects to say the truth informing him of this, or if the provider of the food claims that he obtained it from a Muslim as being slaughtered in accordance to the Sharia. The provider of the food can be non-Muslim who one does not expect to lie.

What is the kaffara of eating or using perfume in ihram?

It is prohibited for the person during ihram to use musk, amber, saffron and waras; it is also prohibited to use camphor based on obligatory precaution. It is disliked to use other kinds of perfumes and scents. The kaffara for eating food that contains such scents is to slaughter a goat or sheep for the needy people. When one eats more than once, he should repeatedly pay the kaffara. Based on an obligatory precaution one should give the said kaffara for other usages of the mentioned perfumes and scents during ihram.