Today : 18 Thul-Qi’da 1436H., 02/09/2015 A.D.
 

Ijtihad and development

The issue of intellectual and legislative development in the life of every nation is not the result of an inevitable movement outside the scope of the thoughts and principles proposed in life, and neither is it an act of the unseen that emanates from the unknown. Rather, it is the Sunnah (law) of Allah on earth which is that the ideas and principles emerge as reactions to a corrupt reality or for being based on a materialistic force or urgent natural circumstances.... Details ›

Proclaiming the truth

In the first sermon, His Eminence, Sayyed Ali Fadlullah, talked about the need to proclaim the truth and abide by it. In the second sermon, he supported the popular movement in Lebanon and called for immunizing it by planning, wisdom, patience and good intentions... Details ›

The big confrontation between Lady Mary (a.s.) and her people

Virgin Mary (Mariam) returned to her community and family with something new. This pure, worshipping, chaste and god-fearing woman, who was one of the purest virgins and the most chaste and the best in commitment to the moral and spiritual values among them, which made everyone respect and sanctify her… this woman returned, good heavens, holding a child, and she told them that it is her child whom she gave birth to without being married... Details ›

The relation of the disciples with Jesus (a.s.) and the Message

In this lecture, His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra) discusses the relation of the disciples with Jesus (a.s.) and the Message. He explained that the disciples set out to declare that they are the supporters of Allah having believed in Prophet Jesus (a.s.) and his Message that Allah has revealed to him. They confirmed that in their supplication and appeal to Allah to make them among the witnesses in their testimony of commitment to submission, in their testimony over the people through their new position as callers and in their response to support the Messenger in his call to follow the path of Allah... Details ›

Towards a bold discussion on the historicity of the religious text and how to develop the Islamic thought

In the context of today’s ongoing discussion, at the Arab and Islamic levels, regarding the Islamic political project and how to face the new challenges, especially vis-à-vis the growth of extremism and violence in the name of religion, and considering that many extremist Islamic organizations and political Islamic movements rely on the religious texts.... Details ›

How to grow and develop, according to Imam Ali (a.s.)*

In this lecture, His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra) discusses one of the sermons of Imam Ali (a.s.) in which he talked about fanaticism and its destructive impacts on individuals and groups alike and mentioned many things that are capable of immunizing people against this repugnant immoral disease and attaching them to the human values, which, if they abide to, will make them ascend, progress, grow and open up to the positions of strength in the world... Details ›

How to treat the phenomenon of Takfir? Part I

Part I of the series of questions in which His Eminence, the Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra), talks about the phenomenon of Takfir in the Muslim communities and the ways to face it, by answering a series of relevant inquiries. His Eminence considers that the Takfiri groups are people who do not know Islam or its truth, and that is why they do not differentiate between disbelief and belief. He also points that discussing the matter with them objectively and showing them how wrong they are with regards to the issue of disbelief and belief and deeming certain groups of Muslims as disbelievers and permissible to kill could be a means to tackle this phenomenon and limit it... Details ›

How to treat the phenomenon of Takfir? Part II

Part II of the series of questions in which His Eminence, the Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra), talks about the phenomenon of Takfir in the Muslim communities and the ways to face it, by answering a series of relevant inquiries. His Eminence considers that the Takfiri groups are people who do not know Islam or its truth, and that is why they do not differentiate between disbelief and belief. He also points that discussing the matter with them objectively and showing them how wrong they are with regards to the issue of disbelief and belief and deeming certain groups of Muslims as disbelievers and permissible to kill could be a means to tackle this phenomenon and limit it... 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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- He who worships Allah in closed soulless manner will not learn to love the people.

- The people who do not use their minds are actually in a state of brain coma, even if they are physically alive.

- When we experience true faith we should expel any grudge from our hearts and souls.

Q: Should one pay Khums on the money he will use for pilgrimage or on all the money that Khums is due on?
A: The Mukallaf ought to pay Khums on all what Khums is due on, and not only the money of pilgrimage.

Q: Is Takbirat Al-Ihram one of the pillars (Rukns) of the prayer?
A: No, it is not a pillar.

Q: Is it permissible for man to wear gold while praying or not?
A: It is forbidden for man to wear gold, whether in the prayer or not.