Press Release on the American Administration’s Decision to Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem

Press Release on the American Administration’s Decision to Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem
2017/12/10

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

All praise is to God, the Lord of the worlds; and may God send his blessings on our master Mohammed and his holy progeny.

We condemn the decision of the American administration to move the US Embassy to the occupied city of Jerusalem, as it is an affront to the Palestinian people and disregard for the feelings of Muslims.

We want to point out that this stance is a natural consequence of the distancing of the Muslims from the teachings of their true religion, their neglect of their shared matters and interests, their fighting amongst themselves, and the spread of the epidemic of extremism and terrorism which has targeted them, and destroyed their societies and their towns, and has distorted the name of their religion. God Almighty has said: “And obey God, and obey the Messenger, and do not into disputes, lest you lose heart and your power departs.”

Today, all are invited – especially those fostering and supporting terrorism – to seriously revise their previous stances, and to open a new page, to unify the positions of the Islamic nations and to build firm foundations in establishing good relations with other nations, which reflects the pliability of their religion and its genuine values.

We seek support and help from only Him, and He is the guardian of the believers

Day Questions

If one contracts temporary marriage without specifying a dower, does it become void?

If the contract was based on not considering the dower then it is void. If not mentioning the dower was due to oblivion, shyness or any similar reason then the marriage contract is correct and the husband must pay his wife a dower that is usually paid for a woman with similar characteristics and circumstances.

Is it sufficient for the person praying to go into ruku immediately after finishing the second surah in the first rak’a providing that he finishes the second surah while standing erect?

It is permissible to go straight to bowing (ruku) after the recitation, and it is not necessary to remain standing for a brief period after finishing the recitation.

In the event of a divorce or a separation, who is entitled to the custody of children, the father or the mother?

The right of the custody of the children is for the mother for the first two years of the child's age. After that, it is obligatory on her to give the custody to the father if he asks for it. At the same time, the father should not prevent the mother from having a relationship with her child, as this is a right for both the child and the mother.