The Press Release on the Terrorist Attacks against the Shia in Egypt

The Press Release on the Terrorist Attacks against the Shia in Egypt
2013/06/25

We strongly condemn the terrorist attacks that lead to the martyrdom and wounding of tens of innocent lovers of the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them) in Egypt and the dragging of deceased bodies along the ground that took place afterwards.

As we ask the Almighty Allah to send His mercy on the souls of the martyrs and to grant the wounded fast recovery, we call the government and the judiciary of Egypt to take the responsibility in bringing the perpetrators and those who motivated them with incitement verdicts to justice. In addition, we call the Egyptian government to take the necessary steps in preventing the recurrence of similar events.

We pray to the Almighty Lord to bless the efforts of Al-Azhar in promoting a culture of moderation and rejecting extremism and hatred, which distort the image of Muslims and rupture the unity of the peaceful Egyptian nation.

"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

Can the Diyah be paid in modern currency, or must it be in gold?

It can be paid in gold or what is equivalent to it if the victim is satisfied that it is equivalent.

I have been married to my husband for three years now, but I accepted the marriage out of fear and I did not want to marry this man. Is this marriage valid?

If you were forced to marry then it is invalid. If you approved it afterwards then it becomes valid, even if your acceptance was in order to avoid having problems, if you continue to reject it then the marriage is not valid.We advise you to resolve this issue according to the Sharia, either by accepting the present status, or if you continue to reject the marriage then you should inform your family openly to work with you in order to prevent the commitment of adultery.

Is the lack of redness in the sky one of the signs of the time of Maghrib?

The time of Maghrib prayer is the setting of the sun. If there is doubt about it, then one should wait till he is certain that the sun has set. The disappearance of the redness in the eastern sky is an indication that the sun has indeed set.