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

To what extent can a male and a female interact?

Interacting is permissible as long as it does not lead to pleasure.

While I wash an object or my body from najasah, and water splashes onto a place which is tahir, will that place also become najis? Is there a difference if the water I am washing it with is Kurr or Qaleel?

If the water used in the process of cleaning is little (qaleel), then the water that splashes off the najasah is najis and causes wherever it lands to also become najis. The exception to this ruling is the water used for istinja, (the process of cleaning the private parts after urination or defecation), in which case the water splashes will be tahir. If 'immune water' is used, then it is tahir after it splashes off the najasah, and does not cause other objects that it comes in contact with to become najis.Immune water is categorized into three types: (a) water that has reached the amount of kurr – approximately 464 kg, and it is better to consider it as 470 kg;(b) water that which has a source, such as spring water, well water, and tap water which is connected to a large tank or mains water supply;(c) rain water during rainfall.

Ziarat-e-Ashura is recommended to be recited for 40 days continuously. My question is Can a woman recite the ziarat during her menstrual cycle? At the end of the ziarat, there is one sajdah. If a woman does choose to recite the ziarat during her menstrual cycle, what does she have to do when she has to prostrate?

The mentioned ziyara is recommended every day and not only on a continuous 40 days. Yes, it is known to believers that reciting it continually is amongst the reasons to answer the requests in the supplications. The woman in her period can recite the ziyara without praying the two rakat prayers; she can do the rest including the prostration.