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Suspending Friday Prayer is a Vice

Statement by Ayatollah Qasim and Sayed Alghuraifi Suspending Friday Prayer is a Vic In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful the Most Beneficent,  And peace be upon his messenger Muhammad and his family.  The Friday Prayer is an obligation that has been legislated to be practiced collectively and not individually. It is an Islamic obligation that no sect has ...

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Security and stability of Bahrain is a priority 

Top clerics in Bahrain call for a halt to summoning and arrests of clerics In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. All the praises and thanks be to Allah, and peace and blessing be upon the Prophet Mohammed and his family The continuous summoning and arrests of clerics in Bahrain, including that of the head of ...

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217 Bahraini clerics: ” The existence of the Shi’ites of Bahrain is being targeted “

Over 200 clerics in Bahrain have released a statementsupporting an SOS call that was released Monday 18th July,2016. ” we the signatories, completely support the clerics statement in which they sent DISTRESS CALL to the international community indicating that a fundamental faction ( Shi’ites ) of the Bahraini community is viciously being targeted” said the clerics in their statement. Many ...

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Bahrain’s Senior Clerics: being targeted in our existence, identity, beliefs, rituals and religious duties

In the name of Allah the Merciful Peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family. We, as an indigenous and fundamental faction of this homeland (the Shiite sect), have come to strongly believe that we are being targeted in our existence, identity, beliefs, rituals and religious duties. We demand an end to this targeting. Bahrain’s senior clerics: ...

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Bahrain Senior Clerics Call to Reverse Decisions against Ayatollah Qassim, Start Dialogue

Three senior Islamic scholars in Bahrain issued a joint appeal to end violence, extremism, terror and incitement of hate and sectarianism. The scholars said their appeal is a call to the rational and wise for the love, unity and future of this homeland. In their appeal they called to reverse the decisions taken against Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Ahmed Qassim. “These ...

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Senior Islamic Scholars Affirm Independency of Religious Institutions

Four senior Islamic scholars in Bahrain have reaffirmed in a joint statement that Islamic schools and mosques must remain independent of official mandate. “The pure independency of these private religious institutions is a substantial historic responsibility”, the statement said. “And by affirming this, we do not aim for a status of estrangement with the state. Nevertheless, we have a responsibility ...

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Ayatollah Qassim and 38 Clerics in Bahrain: Our People Demand Equal Citizenship, Not Sectarian State

In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful We, the undersigned on this statement, emphasize: 1. The people and clerics of Bahrain have not raised demands for a sectarian state nor a one-color state of one religious faith, at first, and they do not today. 2. The clerics stand on the people’s side in support of right to a constitutional-based-government ...

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A Strong People

In the Name of Allah Our thanks to Allah, and may mercy and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.   A Strong People The strength of a country is determined by the strength of its people, and its weakness by the weakness of its people. And all the strong governments are actually made by their ...

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Ayatollah Qassim : Fact-Based Questions

The following is a translation of an op-ed written by Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, a leading religious figure in Bahrain. Politics and religion could meet comprehensively, and they could separate on various levels. This separation could be on both the theoretical and implementation levels together. But in some cases, it could be limited to the level of implementation as politics ...

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Over 100 Bahraini clerics protest restrictions on religious life

Over 100 Bahraini clerics signed a petition to protest the Interior Minister’s statements about new regulations to be imposed on religious freedoms. Last Monday, the minister said clerics will need to get approval to deliver religious sermons from governmental bodies. The petition followed a precise joint-statement issued by the top clerics in the country. “In light of the Interior Minister’s ...

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