The Press Release on the Attack Against two Mosques in New Zealand

The Press Release on the Attack Against two Mosques in New Zealand
2019/03/19

Surely, we are Allah’s, and surely to Him we shall return.

A group of xenophobic terrorists attacked Muslims who were praying in two mosques in New Zealand, in which around 50 innocent civilian Muslims were killed and more than 40 injured.

We condemn this act of terrorism, which has arisen from malicious xenophobia, and we call upon relevant parties to the following:
Firstly, the protection of the mosques and Islamic institutions and places of worship, and ensuring their right to safely and securely worship and practice their rituals of faith.

Secondly, to stand up against this xenophobic thinking which is another face of terrorism, and to follow up on those parties who are feeding it and supporting it, and to punish them appropriately, taking into regard the vicious crimes that have arisen from such hatred.

We pay our condolences to the families of the victims, and to all the Muslims living those lands, and we supplicate to the Almighty to heal hastily those injured and wounded, for He is the Most Merciful.

And there is no power and no might, save that of God’s.

Day Questions

I have just reached age of 30 years, and I still have not found a wife, and I feel that marriage is obligatory on me because of the fear of sinning. I know a girl who is suitable, who prays and is modest in her actions in general, but she does not wear a hijab. Should I ask her to marry me, or should I prioritize waiting for a hijabi wife?

It is permissible to marry a non-hijabi girl if she a Muslim. It is better to choose a believer that fulfils all her religious obligations as she will be the mother of your children in the future and children will be affect by the behavior of their mother. At the meantime, you could increase your efforts in finding the suitable wife and maybe decrease other requirements in the wife will help you find one.

Is it obligatory to lower one's gaze from women on television?

It is not obligatory, but it is not permissible to look at them if it involves sexual enjoyment.

May a person celebrate his or somebody else's birthday?

Yes, it is permissible, provided that this does not involve another prohibition.