The Press Release on the Martydom of Shaikh Tawakkuli

The Press Release on the Martydom of Shaikh Tawakkuli
2018/06/23

“And reckon not those who are killed in the way of Allah as dead; rather, they are alive; they are provided substance from their Lord.” (3:169)

The terrorists attacked last night Allama Shaikh Mohammed Ja’far Tawakkuli, the head of the office of His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Al-Hakim (may God prolong his life) in the Afghani city of Herat, after having lead the congregational prayers in the mosque. This heinous attack led to his martyrdom. Through his active his efforts – for many years – he aided the application of His Eminence’s programs in supporting and helping those injured in acts of terrorism, as well as orphans and needy families, and in implementing his programs in the propagation of the message of Islam on a wide scale across Afghanistan.

We condemn this act of terrorism in the strongest terms, and we urge the government of Afghanistan to strive seriously to uncover the criminals, to punish them and to protect the lives of the scholars, the students of the religious seminary and the innocent civilians there. We pray to the Almighty Creator to cover the felicitous deceased with His vast mercy, and to raise him amongst the righteous martyrs, and to bestow patience and solace upon those he left behind.

And there is no power, nor might, save that of Allah, the Most High, the Supreme.

Office of His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Al-Hakim (may God prolong his life)

9th of Shawwal, 1439

Day Questions

My nephew has married a Christian woman in the Christian way, but my nephew is still a Muslim. Will his relationship with the Christian woman under this marriage be considered as adultery?

In the marriage contract, the proposal and acceptance must be present between the man and woman. If this is not included in the contract, it is invalid. One can redo the marriage contract correctly between the man and the woman. The woman will say, “I marry myself to you on a dower of such-and-such”, then the man accepts by saying, “I accept.” The dower must be stated and determined and they should agree on it.

Is it permissible to work in determining the eligibility of customers to take out mortgage loans from various lending companies? Is the income of such an employee who deals in such a way with interest-based loans considered lawful?

It is prohibited to draft or write the contract for the loan agreement that involves interest or to do anything that is related to it, like calculating the balance of what the client owes. It is permissible to work in determining the eligibility of the customer to take the loan.

I would like to know of His Eminence the Islamic position on certain forms of animal exploration as vivisection, bullfights..Etc?

Vivisecting an animal is allowed for exploring a scientific fruitful truth. As for bullfights, it is a must to forbid it because of the torture to the animal without a reasonable reason also it includes wasting the animal and it is a religious prohibition

For performing Umrah on behalf of somebody else, does the performer have to form the intention of Umrah Mufradah for such-and-such person, or is just the intention of Umrah sufficient?

It is sufficient to intend to perform the Umrah on behalf of somebody else. Mentioning their individual names is not obligatory.