Al - Askari
Please recite a fateha for all the martyrs of Islam, all the captives, who are incarcerated for loving Allah; and for the truthful who have passed on, and are now enjoying the grace of Allah.
A special fateha; for those who have been killed in the attack in Samarrah today, and in other attacks on Muslims, from Palestine to Iraq. And for any who may have been killed in struggles for justice and peace.
The shrine with the golden dome is for Imam Ali Al-Naqi (AS) and Imam Hasan Al-Askari (AS) - the 10th and 11th Imam respectively.
You have asked about the Oneness of Allah. It is not your duty to find Allah’s self. Allah is One, the Only One. He has no children and is not anyone’s child. There is nothing similar to Him. Hu is the Creator and is not created. Hu, the Most Holy, the Most High, creates whatever He wants of the bodies and non-bodies. He is not a body or a certain form. He gives form to whatever He wills but Himself is not a form, Majestic is His praise and Holy are His names and is far above being similar to other things. Only Hu, and not others, is the One to Who no one is similar and Hu is all-hearing and All-seeing. (Imam Hasan Al-Askari (AS))The shrine on the right is for Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi (AS) Sahibuz Zaman - May Allah hasten his rise!
and a helper for the one who does not find any helper for himself except You
and the renewer of all the laws of Your book
which have been tampered with
and the rebuilder of the science of Your religion
and the traditions of Your Prophet
peace of Allah be on him and his family
Dua al-Ahd of Imam al-Mahdi (AS)
Statement of Ayatullah Sistani:
While we convey our condolences on this sorrowful occasion to our 12th Imam (may Allah hasten his reappearance), we call for a week of national mourning. We invite the faithful to protest and express their condemnations, on the violation of their sanctities, by peaceful means. We stress upon everyone going through the shock of this atrocious crime not to be drawn into what the enemies want them to be drawn into, which is sectarian discord...
Statement of Ayatullah Syed Ali Khamenei:
I consider it as necessary to caution the mourners in Iran, Iraq and other parts of the world to seriously refrain from any action that leads in confrontation and enmity among Muslim brethren. Definitely, there are hands behind the blasphemy in a bid to create push unsuspecting and naïve persons to violate the sanctity of the places of worship of other denominations. Any move in this regard will promote the plots of the enemies of Islam and the Islamic ummah, and is prohibited by the shari’ah.
Statement of Ayatullah Sayyed Muhammed Hussein Fadlullah:
Our people in Iraq should support the Islamic religious authority in it efforts to protect Iraq and to curb any negative reactions, since the issue is not an issue of Sunnis and Shiites, but that of the apostates who are sponsored by the occupation in one way or another. It is also the issue of what has remained of the tyrannical regime. But above all it the issue of the occupation that is trying to stay in Iraq, by means of benefiting from such crimes that it encourages either directly or indirectly.
Moqtada Sadr's statement:
Najaf, Iraq, Feb 23 - Shiite Cleric Moqtada Sadr has ordered Mehdi Army militia to protect Sunni mosques in southern Iraq, an official from his office said on Thursday.
"Moqtada Sadr has ordered the Mehdi Army to protect Sunni mosques and religious places in Basra and in other regions" where his movement is influential, Saheb al-Amiri told reporters.