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 waiting period of temporary marriage? Is it counted from the last time sexual intercourse took place? What if the woman never had sexual intercourse during the temporary marriage, must the waiting period still be observed?

The waiting period is obligatory after the end of the stipulated duration of the temporary marriage if the marriage was consummated. The waiting period is not required if the marriage was not consummated (i.e. sexual intercourse did not take place). If the temporary marriage ended during the woman's menstruation period, then the waiting period is completed when her third menstrual period begins.If the temporary marriage ends when she is not in her menstrual period, she should wait for one complete cycle and her waiting period is finished when her second menstrual period begins.

Is it allowed for a Muslim woman to take part in a show that will provide news dealing with political and social issues as well as the growing islamophobia in a satirical way?

The woman is permitted to participate in social and political activities – while observing the hijab and other related religious obligations – such as if her participation contributes to fighting oppression or helping oppressed people. There is no doubt that it is recommended to defend Islam and clarify its real image against the powers who try to discredit and twist it.

Is controlling birth by vasectomy allowed according to Sayyid Al-Hakim?

Based on compulsory precaution, it is not permissible to damage any human organ and limit the ways of birth control to what do not lead to such damage.