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

Salamualaykum If I started my journey of travel after zuhr, do I still pray Qasr? Does it make a difference whether this is during the month of Ramadan or not?

In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful and Praise be to Him. If the conditions of traveler’s prayers are satisfied when you wanted to offer the prayer, then you offer shortened prayer. If they were not satisfied, like if you are often traveler, then you offer full prayer. Starting the travel after the time of Zuhr prayer is not one of the conditions of the traveler’s prayer, whether this is in Ramadhan or not. May Allah guide you to please Him.

Every morning, I put certain amount of money in a small box for charity. At the end of a year or so, I give this amount to the needy people. If my Khums date comes before this payment, should I pay khums from this amount also?

If you, when you place the monies in the box, intend to remove the amount from your ownership, then you do not need to pay Khums from such amount on the Khums year-end.

Yesterday, I got up just as the Adhan for Fajr prayer was ending. I drank a glass of milk and made the intention to fast. Was my fast valid?

Your fasting is void and you should make up that day. If you knew that the time of fasting had began and still broke the fast then you should pay Kaffara as well.