The Press Release on the Terrorist Attack in Quetta Pakistan

The Press Release on the Terrorist Attack in Quetta Pakistan
2013/01/16

We were shocked by the heinous crime that was committed by the terrorists in the city of Quetta in Pakistan, that lead to the martyrdom and wounding of a huge number of innocent people. This crime is part of sequence of organized assaults against the followers of the Ahlul-Bait (peace be upon them).

As we ask the Almighty Allah to send His mercy on the souls of the martyrs and to grant the wounded fast recovery, we condemn this crime and all crimes that were committed by the terrorist groups. These crimes violate all humane criterion and values, and they tarnish the image of Islam and the name of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny). We hold the Pakistani government responsible for protecting its own innocent citizens and to bring the perpetrators to justice. We also consider the silence of the Muslim dignitaries and foundations and the carelessness of the international community as important factors that encourage the terrorists to continue shedding blood of innocent people.

Day Questions

How is the najasah transferred?

A tahir thing becomes najis if it comes in contact with a najis thing with dampness.

Please let me know about the progeny of Sayyida Zainab (if any), as I have heard that she had one son namely Ali Zainabi, and her lineage was carried on by him. Is it true?

It was reported in some lineage books that amongst the sons of Abdullah bin Ja’far and Zainab (peace be upon them) is one by the name of Ali. His agnomen is Zainabi, relating him to his noble mother. This indicates the divine relation to Fatima Al-Zahra when the son relates to his mother and not to his father. Some experts in lineage said that he was a noble man and he has a progeny as per the book "Umdat-ul-Talib".

Our blood is Najis. So why do our brothers mourn by shedding blood?

Mourning Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) as an expression of sadness and grief for the tragedy of Karbala is recommended. Some believers during such ceremonies bleed. The fact that our blood is Najis does not affect this expression of condolence. Yes, if the body or clothes become Najis by blood, or any other Najasah, one should make it Tahir before offering the prayer.

What will happen if we think about things while we are praying?

It is permissible and does not nullify the prayers.