Press Release on the American Administration’s Decision to Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem

Press Release on the American Administration’s Decision to Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem
2017/12/10

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

All praise is to God, the Lord of the worlds; and may God send his blessings on our master Mohammed and his holy progeny.

We condemn the decision of the American administration to move the US Embassy to the occupied city of Jerusalem, as it is an affront to the Palestinian people and disregard for the feelings of Muslims.

We want to point out that this stance is a natural consequence of the distancing of the Muslims from the teachings of their true religion, their neglect of their shared matters and interests, their fighting amongst themselves, and the spread of the epidemic of extremism and terrorism which has targeted them, and destroyed their societies and their towns, and has distorted the name of their religion. God Almighty has said: “And obey God, and obey the Messenger, and do not into disputes, lest you lose heart and your power departs.”

Today, all are invited – especially those fostering and supporting terrorism – to seriously revise their previous stances, and to open a new page, to unify the positions of the Islamic nations and to build firm foundations in establishing good relations with other nations, which reflects the pliability of their religion and its genuine values.

We seek support and help from only Him, and He is the guardian of the believers

Day Questions

Why did Almighty Allah appoint Imams?

Almighty Allah appointed the Imams to guard the religion and protect it from misguidance and to continue the message of Islam that started with the prophethood of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and his household) for mankind. People did not obey Allah's orders in this matter due to their desire to possess authority and to be in control. This led to tragedies amongst Muslims for centuries until they separated into different sects and were controlled by the infidels. Almighty Allah said: "And if the people of the townships had believed and kept from evil, surely we should have opened for them blessings from the sky and from the earth. But (unto every messenger) they gave the lie, and so we seized them on account of what they used to earn" (7:96).

Is the marriage of a non-Sayyid boy with girl from a Sayyid family permissible?

The honor of a girl from a Sayyid family is because of her linage to the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) and his honor is because of his obedience to the Lord. Almighty Allah said: "The noblest of you, in the sight of Allah, is the most pious amongst you." (Quran 49:13) The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his progeny) said: "A believing man is a match for a believing woman". He also said: "If you are satisfied with the religion and ethics of the man that is seeking marriage from your family, then by all means accept him. If you do not, a big disorder and sedition will occur." Therefore, such a marriage is permissible subject to other conditions such as the consent of the girl's father if she is a virgin.

What is the punishment for masturbation?

Masturbation is prohibited, and one can relieve himself from the divine punishment by asking Him for forgiveness and repenting to Him.

What is the ruling on a man who was non-Muslim, but converts to Islam because he wants to marry a Muslim woman?

If he declares the two testimonies without the acknowledgment of its meanings and without commitment to them in such a way that he does not see himself, because of this, as a Muslim, then he is not considered as one and the marriage to him is invalid. If his testimony was with the acknowledgment of its meanings and commitment to them in such a way that he considers himself to be a Muslim, then he is one and the marriage with him is valid.