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

Is it obligatory to pray Eid Prayer?

Eid prayer is not obligatory in our time but recommended.

I offered the prayer in an usurped place without knowing that it is actually usurped. Is my prayer valid?

Yes, it is valid provided that other conditions of the prayer are fulfilled, such as the intention of seeking closeness to Almighty Allah.

Is it permissible to pray behind someone who does not recite Suratil-Fatiha and the chapter after it properly?

If the imam of the congregational prayers knows the correct recitation but he made a mistake out of negligence in a prayer, the person following him in the prayer, who knows the correct way, should recite the mistaken part himself. He can continue to pray behind such an imam.If the imam made the mistake in the recitation because he does not know the correct recitation, the person following him should recite the mistaken part properly and should not pray behind this person again based on compulsory precaution.