The Press Release on the Terrorist Attack against Tuz Khormato - Iraq

The Press Release on the Terrorist Attack against Tuz Khormato - Iraq
2017/09/26

The terrorist attacks against the innocent followers of the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them) have increased recently in tens of bombings of civilian gatherings in a number of governates in Iraq. These terrorist acts include targeting the followers of the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them) in the city of Tuz khormato, attacking worshippers in Mosques, youths in the stadiums, visitors of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) in their way back and many others. This confirms that these attacks are part of regional plot that will have dangerous consequences on the security of the regional and of the world.

As we ask Almighty Allah to send His mercy on the souls of the martyrs and to grant the wounded fast recovery. We strongly condemn these savage attacks and emphasize on the following:
Firstly: It is necessary for the Iraqi government and judiciary system to take the responsibility in bringing the perpetrators to justice and in protecting civilian citizens especially the followers of the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them) as they are the primary target of terrorism.
We also emphasize on the importance of allowing the people of the targetted areas like Tuz Khormato and Tal Afar to protect their own cities.
Secondly: We call the international community; especially the international organizations to classify such crimes as crimes against humanity, since they are genocides that resulted from hate culture and shedding human blood on religious bases which are violations of the international laws and ethics.

"There is no power save from Allah, the All-High, the All-Great"

The Office of the Religious Authority, Sayyid Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakeem

Day Questions

Is there a Kaffarah for Khums if one has not paid it for many years?

There is no special Kaffarah to pay for delaying the khums payment. It is obligatory in the said case to pay the fifth of your net income that you did not pay khums from, by calculating the monies that you have and deducting what have you used in your needs and pay the fifth of the balance.

Is the degree of Ijtihad awarded after attending lectures of Dars-e-Kharij, or after delivering lectures of Dars-e-Kharij to students? Can we do Taqleed of a person who has degree of Ijtihad, or there are some other qualifications for him to become a Marja?

This differs from one person that reached the level of Ijtihad to another. It is compulsory to follow the most knowledgeable amongst those who reached the level of Ijtihad and it is not sufficient to follow any jurist that reached the level of Ijihad.

Since it is obligatory to follow the most knowledgeable mujtahid – the most capable in deriving the religious laws from the appropriate sources – I am unable to find the ahl-ul-khibrah to refer to them in order to determine him. However, I have found multiple mujtahids who have all the necessary qualification to be followed in taqleed. Can I follow any one of them?

If the mujtahids are equal in knowledge or you are not able to determine the most knowledgeable amongst them, and if observing precaution – to guarantee that the religious obligations are fulfilled – is not a possibility, one must choose the most God-fearing amongst the most knowledgeable mujtahids. If this is not possible as well, any one of them can be chosen to be followed.

Are war or revolutionary songs and music permissible?

If such music and singing is of the type that can arouse ‘tarab’, then it is prohibited to listen to; otherwise it is allowed. ‘Tarab’ means the psychological interaction with the music or singing, whether it leads to joy, sadness, pride or any other emotion.