Today : 28 Safar 1436H., 20/12/2014 A.D.

Celebrating the birth of Christ while preserving our Islamic identity

We live in these days the occasions of Christmas and the New Year. How do we celebrate these two occasions? Celebrating the birth of Christ should be in the same manner that the Quran celebrated his birth... Details ›

The value of the mind in our life

To discuss the topic of the value of the mind in our life, we cannot but go back to the Holy Quran and the Sunnah to determine the view of Islam from the mind; the mind that we have neglected and resorted instead to our instincts, which became the bases of our politics and relations.. Details ›

Treating excessive concern

In the first sermon, His Eminence, Sayyed Jaafar Fadlullah, talked about concern and worrisome. He explained that it mainly has to do with falling short in work, which might be caused either by loving to rest, or when the projects one embarks on are beyond his capacity or by loving the pleasures of this world in a way that one is overwhelmed by them.... Details ›

Self-admiration and lust: Factors that weaken the intellect

It is narrated that Imam Ali (a.s.) said: “The intellect and lust are opposite to each other; knowledge supports the intellect while the lust is supported by the passions and inordinate desires. Self is a battlefield where a war is waged between the intellect and lust; whoever becomes victorious in this fight takes control of the self”. This Hadith by Imam Ali depicts the state of psychological struggle between the intellect and lust over the things that the mind is able to differentiate whether they are beneficial or harmful.... Details ›

The role of the mind in knowing Allah

With regards to the mind’s ability to reach the level of appreciating the Greatness of Allah, the Most Exalted, we believe that Allah granted the mind enough freedom to open up to all the horizons it can reach in the universe, in life, in man and in himself... Details ›

The Hussaini platform

The majales, or Husseini congregations, has been going on for as long as we can remember. However, the themes, methods of narrations and stories have not developed yet. The concept of Ashoura is one that has untimely significances and connotations...

Ashoura: An Islamic rather than a sectarian event

Ashoura can be regarded as a school that balances theMuslim personality, because it manifests all the greatness of its individuals in their relationship with God, and in their high spirituality, in that prophetic attitude with each other and towards their enemies, and in their demonstration of the Islamic concepts, whether on the political level regarding the question of who should become the ruler, or on the religious level in general....

The immortal Sayyeda Zeinab (a.s.)

Historically, female leaders have been overshadowed in the mainstream Muslim world. In fact, Islam would not have survived all that time if it were not for the phenomenal female figures who propagated the message of Islam including Lady Khadijah, Lady Fatima (a.s.), and Lady Zeinab...

Al-Hussein (a.s.) in the eyes of non-Muslims

Probably, the utmost form of self-sacrifice for the sake of Allah is in the case of Imam Al-Hussein (a.s.). The event of Karbala itself marks a landmark in Islam, as it shaped the history of the Islamic nation....

The Majales in their religious and social context

“O you who believe! When it is said to you, Make room in (your) assemblies, then make ample room, Allah will give you ample, and when it is said: Rise up, then rise up. Allah will exalt those of you who believe, and those who are given knowledge, in high degrees; and Allah is Aware of what you do.” (58:11)..


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- The wife has the right to defend herself when she is offended, whether by the husband or any other person, since she enjoys, according to Shariah, the legal right to defend herself.

-The man who does not allow himself to open up to the others is a man whose arguments are weak.

- When the wrongdoer continues to commit more and more crimes only to be met with pardon, it will only make him feel that he can get away with his crimes. Thus, he will commit more crimes and transgress on the society around him.

Q: What is the ruling of the prayer if the one performing it carries in his pocket something that has blood on it or other impurifying agents?
A: Carrying something impurified does not affect the validity of the prayer, provided that the impurity is not transmitted to the body or the clothes of the one performing the prayer.

Q: What is your advice to the obsessed?
A: He should not care about his obsession, and he should fill his heart and mind with the meaning and spirit of the worship rites, so as not to waste his life with useless matters.

Q: What is hypocrisy?
A: Hypocrisy is to claim that you are doing something for Allah’s sake, while it is not.