The Press Release on the Tragedy at the Entrance of the Holy Shrine

 The Press Release on the Tragedy at the Entrance of the Holy Shrine

Indeed we are of Allah and to Him we shall return

It is with great sadness and pain that the news of the tragedy at the entrance of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) has reached us, which led to the loss of tens of lives, as they repeated the chant “Ya Husayn”, their hearts filled with the love and grief for the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them), during their participation of the Tuwairich Run on the afternoon of Ashura.
We, therefore, pay condolences to the Imam of our Time (may Allah hasten his reappearance) as well as to their grieving families, and to all the believers and lovers of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them).
We call upon those responsible in the Iraqi government and the Custodianship of the Holy Shrines to establish sound plans and to take precautionary measures to ensure that such a tragedy does not occur again.
Similarly, we call upon all the respected visitors to the holy shrines – may Allah honour them – to act in coordination with the brothers who have been tasked with managing the millions of visitors in order to enable the illumination of godly teachings and guidance, and the expression of love and sorrow for the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them). Indeed, such service during this season is amongst the greatest of deeds in the eyes of Allah Almighty, and He is the greatest supporter and the Guardian of the believers.
In conclusion, we supplicate to Allah Almighty to bless those pure souls and to raise them in the highest ranks with the Master of Martyrs and his noble companions, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon them all. We pray that He inspires their loved ones who they leave behind with patience and solace, and that He blesses the injured with a quick recovery, for He is the Most Merciful.

11 Muharram 1441

Day Questions

What is the ruling of the person who misunderstood the ruling of masturbating and had complete faith that masturbating during the fast was appropriate according to the Islamic laws? Does he have to fast again?

Masturbation is prohibited at all times, and invalidates the fast if the semen is ejaculated. However, if he sees that it is permissible in the Sharia mistakenly then this does not invalidate the fast even if ejaculation takes place.

Am I allowed to apply perfume when I go outside?

A woman is not allowed to apply perfume that can be smelled by non-mahram men.

Is it allowed to eat food prepared by a non-Muslim who is not from Ahl al-Kitab [for example, a Hindu or a Buddhist]?

If they touched the food, then it is not permissible to consume it nor is it permissible to consume meat presented by them, unless it was slaughtered according to the Islamic laws, which can be known if the meat is purchased from a Muslim market.