Supplications in the month of Ramadan

His Eminence, Sayyed Ali Fadlullah, delivered the two Friday sermons. In the first sermon, he talked about supplications, explaining that Allah is close to the believers [spiritually] and responds to their prayers, especially in this holy month. In the second sermon, he stressed on the necessity of securing all the favorable circumstances to enable the political institutions in Lebanon to resume their role.... Details ›

With Ramadan, how do we train ourselves to be pious?

As we welcome the month of Ramadan; the month of Islam and the month of purification, as described by Imam Zein Al-Abideen (a.s.), and “the month of my Nation”, as described by the Messenger of Allah (p.)… as we welcome this month, we should try to unravel its elements related to building the Islamic personality. The reason is that there is an important point that we ought to contemplate in all the acts of worship, which is that Allah has linked all the acts of worship to two aspects... Details ›

The beginning of the month of Ramadan 1436 H. is on Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Juristic Committee of the Institution of His Eminence, the Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra), issued a statement in which it announced that Thursday, June 18, 2015 is the first day of the blessed month of Ramadan 1436 H. based on the jurisprudential opinion of His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra). Following is the text of the statement.... Details ›

The man of truth

In this video, His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra), talks about the importance of committing to the truth as a main element in the personality of a true believer and its importance in pushing life towards the better and establishing it on firm bases..

A new reading for the texts that handle killing the apostates

The brutal operations carried out by extremist Islamic groups have led to the resurfacing of the Islamic penal system, with Muslims, before others, widely criticizing these acts deemed as offending to Islam and contradicting to its spirituality. Among the said penalties included in the system is the penalty of killing the apostate....

No for violence!

Allah says in His Glorious Book: “Nor can goodness and evil be equal. Repel (Evil) with what is better: Then will he between whom and you was hatred become as it were your friend and intimate” (41:34). The Prophet (p.) also said: “Leniency and kindness are never added to anything without adorning it, and never removed from something without tarnishing it... Allah is kind and lenient. He loves kindness and awards it with what He does not award violence..

How a small force can defeat a larger one if armed with faith and trust in Allah

The 17th of the month of Ramadan marks the anniversary of the battle of Badr, the first between the Muslims and the pagans. The Muslims who were in Medina, having left Mecca after suffering from all kinds of torture and persecution, were eager to fight the pagans. And this was the battle...

Quranic regulations of family relations

A paper by Sayyed Jaafar Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah, presented as part of the 3rd annual jurisprudential workshop held by Al-Mahdi Institute in Birmingham, UK, under the title ‘Family law in Islam; between the demands of fiqh and society’...

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- Fasting in its human moral sense means that man should live his humanity in the moral and spiritual values related to his life and the others’.

- We should rebel against our souls that are prone to evil, which try to make us sever our blood relations or our relations with anyone God asked us to maintain our relation with.

- To fast is to be pious and fear Allah, the Most Exalted.

Q: Does smelling scents or inhaling thick dust break one’s fast?
A: No, they both do not.

Q: Is one allowed to perform his prayer five minutes before the time of breaking the fast?
A: If it is before sunset, then it is unacceptable, but if it was after sunset then he can pray and break his fast.

Q: If I ate out of forgetfulness, is my fast broken?
A: Eating out of forgetfulness does not invalidate fasting.