Fatima Az-Zahraa (a.s.): The Lady of the Worlds
One of the members of the family is Fatima Al-Zahraa, the infallible lady, the first lady in Heaven and in the worlds, whose birth anniversary is tomorrow, the 20th of Jamadii II.
Imam Ali bin Al-Hussein(a.s.): Teaching Islamic Values for All Generations
Although the doctors have tried to warn me of the dangers of kneeling and prostrating, I wanted to be with you at least for Friday prayer… I ask God to grant you all success, and I would like to thank all of you for your concern. I will always remain,God willing, with you, and I will always be faithful to the line of Islam as detailed by Ahl el-Beit, Members of the household (a.s.).
From the Shariah
The conditions and validity of fasting
There are many conditions for the fasting to be obligatory and for it to be carried out correctly:
The start of the month of Ramadan
The following are in accordance to “Islamic Rulings”, by His Eminence, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra)
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.
Sins of the tongue
Imam Ali (a.s.) explains that: “The heart of the stupid is in his mouth, and the tongue of the wise man is in his heart.” The aforementioned quote emphasizes the importance of pondering on words before one articulates them. Generally speaking, people do not really contemplate what they have to say. They forget that each and every word and action is accounted for on the Last Day. The same concept has been expounded on by Ismail Kamdar in his book “Having Fun the Halal Way.”
Distorting the image of the exalted role models
Our study of what history books narrate, in which real events and fabricated events are mixed, shows that when the emotional aspect was given the priority over the realistic aspect in describing the Husseini cause a distorted image of the symbols of Karbala’ was given, especially with regards to Imam al-Hussein (a.s.) and his sister Zeinab (a.s.).
The social costs of wearing a headscarf
A research conducted by Professor Yasir Suleiman, Project Leader and Founding Director of Prince Al waleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies, examined the cases of 50 British women who have converted to Islam. Published by the University of Cambridge, the research constitutes an inclusive assessment and analysis of the status of British Muslim women who are from different ethnicities, nationalities, and faiths. The research tackles the dress code converts have to commit themselves to, the relationship between the convert, the heritage Muslim communities and wider society.
Hijab: A Historical Recount
The word “Hijab” is derived from the Arabic word “hajaba” meaning to hide from view or conceal. Nowadays, the context of Hijab refers to the modest covering of a Muslim women; which also constitutes abstaining from wearing apparent makeup, lowering her gaze, and speaking modestly.
Questions regarding Lady Fatima (a.s)
the following are edited excerpts from Fatima (a.s.), a role model for men and women, by His Eminence, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra):
Islam, a message of pluralism and diversity Bilal Al-Habashi, a model
The message of pluralism and tolerance which is preached by Islam is evident since the very commencement of the religion. It is clearly indicated in the Holy Quran that Allah and His Messenger (p) has a respect for diversity.
Myriam Francois-Cerrah: The road to Allah
Myriam Francois-Cerrah, formerly known as Emilie Francois, is a British Hollywood actress who started her acting career at a very young age, but gave it up upon embracing Islam in 2003.
A twenty-year-old man, attending the Boston Marathon had his body torn into by the force of a bomb. The twin bombs left a hundred and seventy-six people injured and three killed. However, the young man was the only one who, while in the hospital being treated for his wounds, had his apartment searched in “a startling show of force.” His belongings were carried out in paper bags.
In the light of the Quran
A Quranic perspective on the creation of man
Allah has mentioned in His Holly Quran: “These are they whom Allah guided, therefore follow their guidance. Say: I do not ask you for any reward for it; it is nothing but a reminder to the nations.” (6:90). The aforementioned verse addresses the Messenger of Allah (p) to follow the footsteps of previous Messengers (p)since all Messengers (p) function withincertain guidelines that dictates their apostolic mission;
A profound understanding of the Quran
“Islam is not a religion of violence,” a very simple quote however holds a significant value as discussed by Dr. Zaid Shakir, an American Islamic scholar and writer, and faculty member, of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California, United States, where he teaches courses on Arabic, Law, History, and Islamic Spirituality.