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

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

Could you please clarify what you mean by a woman being in charge of her own marriage, as mentioned in some of your answers?

What we mean by this is when the father places his daughter in charge of herself and gives her the right of marrying herself to whomever she desires without the need to refer to him.If the father does not ask about the affairs of his daughter because of family disintegration, then apparently this is considered as making her in charge of her marriage.

After ending the prayer, many people say Takbeer thrice while raising their hands thrice. May I say the Takbeers while raising my hands once?

It is recommended to say the Takbeer three times while raising the hands, after finishing the prayers, and not doing so does not invalidate the prayers.

Some people say that Imam Ali (peace be upon him) gave his oath of allegiance to Abu Bakr and Umar, which they required to establish their caliphate. Is this true?

It is clear in some of the words of Imam Ali (peace be upon him) in the book of Nahjul Balagha that he did not pay the allegiance until the welfare of Islam required him to do so. This is clear when he said: “when the Prophet passed away, the Muslims quarreled about the matter [of authority] after him. Then, by Allah, it never occurred to me and I never imagined, that after the Prophet the Arabs would snatch away the matter [of authority] from his Ahlulbait, nor that they would take it away from me after him. It alarmed me to see the people surrounding so-and-so to giving him allegiance, I therefore withheld my hand – until I saw that many people were reverting away from Islam and trying to destroy the religion of Mohammed (may Allah bless him and his progeny). I then feared that if I did not protect Islam and its people and there occurred in it a breach or destruction, it would mean a greater calamity for me than the loss of authority over you...”. (Letter 62).