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

I hit my child when I was teaching him, and I struck him harder than I wanted to, which resulted in a red mark on his body. If I apologised to him and bought him sweets and treats, would that suffice in compensating him? Or, is there a diyah that I must pay?

There is a diyah (compensation) that you must pay him. You may speak to the guardian of the child, usually the father, and if he sees that forgiving you is in the best interest of the child then he can waive the diyah. Then when the child becomes adult – based on the Sharia defined adulthood - he can be asked to waive the diyah.

Is one required to have wudhu while touching an English translation of the Holy Quran?

No, one does not need to perform wudhu in order to touch the translation of the Quran.