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

Certain branches of fast-food outlets in the Middle-East advertise the food as Halal, so can we eat in those places?

If one finds it probable that the sold meat produce is slaughtered in a religiously accepted way then it is permissible to consume it. It is not permissible to eat if one knows that they are lying.

If a body is decomposed beyond recognition or badly burnt, how can we perform Ghusl on it?

If Ghusl cannot be performed or it leads to the dead body breaking up and damaging it, then it is not mandatory. If the dead body has not deteriorated to such a level then Ghusl is mandatory.

Which birds are permissible to be kept as pets in a cage?

It is permissible to keep any kind of bird as a pet.

Some brothers do Tatbeer in the religious center on Ashura day, and because of the shedding of blood, the place becomes Najis. Is this allowed?

It is prohibited to make the mosque Najis. It is not prohibited to make other places Najis, especially when they are going to be purified afterwards.