Press Release on the American Administration’s Decision to Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem

Press Release on the American Administration’s Decision to Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

All praise is to God, the Lord of the worlds; and may God send his blessings on our master Mohammed and his holy progeny.

We condemn the decision of the American administration to move the US Embassy to the occupied city of Jerusalem, as it is an affront to the Palestinian people and disregard for the feelings of Muslims.

We want to point out that this stance is a natural consequence of the distancing of the Muslims from the teachings of their true religion, their neglect of their shared matters and interests, their fighting amongst themselves, and the spread of the epidemic of extremism and terrorism which has targeted them, and destroyed their societies and their towns, and has distorted the name of their religion. God Almighty has said: “And obey God, and obey the Messenger, and do not into disputes, lest you lose heart and your power departs.”

Today, all are invited – especially those fostering and supporting terrorism – to seriously revise their previous stances, and to open a new page, to unify the positions of the Islamic nations and to build firm foundations in establishing good relations with other nations, which reflects the pliability of their religion and its genuine values.

We seek support and help from only Him, and He is the guardian of the believers

Day Questions

Do bleeding gums make wudhu void?

No, the bleeding of the gums does not invalidate the wudhu.

Is it permissible to change my Taqleed in a particular issue because the verdict of the Marja I am following causes hardship to me?

It is not permissible to switch from a Mujtahid to another just because the second one’s verdict is easier or pleases the individual more than the first Marja. The first Marja must be followed as long as he is still described with all the conditions of the Marja. However, if the Marja that you are following has an obligatory precaution, then you can follow another qualified Marja in this issue.

I am a science teacher. Is it my duty to talk about the teachings of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) to the students who blindly follow the concepts of other sects?

It is not mandatory but it is good to present the guidelines of the Ahlulbait and their mandatory right on every Muslim in a calm and rational way.

Is smoking weed (hasheesh) prohibited?

Yes, it is prohibited as all intoxicants are prohibited to consume.