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The Jurisprudent Position Regarding Cloning

Reactions to the operations of cloning varied, with many foreign countries issuing laws that prohibit these operations for all purposes whatsoever. But His Eminence, the Religious Authority Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah, issued a Fatwa that deemed cloning permissible, in what amounted to a breakthrough on both the local and international levels, especially that the debate on the issue is still unfolding, and the Catholic Church, as well as a large number of Muslim religious authorities, have expressed their unequivocal opposition..
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The general attitude towards cloning

The issue of cloning has become a controversial one, not only among the scientists and religious authorities, but it extends to reach the states that are divided among themselves between those who oppose and those who support cloning.
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The Jurisprudent position regarding cloning and the discussion regarding the counterview

Reactions to the operations of cloning varied, with many foreign countries issuing laws that prohibit these operations for all purposes whatsoever. But His Eminence, the Religious Authority Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah, issued a Fatwa that deemed cloning permissible..
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The Benefit of Determining One's Financial Year

Allah says in His Holy Book: “And know that anything you obtain of war booty - then indeed, for Allah is one fifth of it and for the Messenger and for [his] near relatives and the orphans, the needy, and the [stranded] traveler, if you have believed in Allah and in that which We sent down to Our Servant on the day of criterion - the day when the two armies met. And Allah, over all things, is competent.” (8:41)....
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Self-defense

“It is obligatory on every mukallaf, man and woman, to ward off danger from themselves, regardless of its source, be it from another human being or animal, or anything else (natural)” says His Eminence, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra) in his book, The Manifest Edicts...
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Scholars’ dispute in the issue of favoring marital sexual relations over recommended acts of prayer

Marriage is a legal contract that gives both parties the right of sexual pleasure. It has been emphasized by the Holy Quran and the Islamic tradition since it is a means of satisfying one’s needs and urges, forbidding him from committing sins, and maintains procreation and the continuity of the human race.
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Those entitled to financial support

The Muslims used to pose questions to the Prophet (p.) concerning certain issues on their minds having to do with the duties incumbent on them or the forbidden acts they had to forsake, and they were often, as described by Ibn Abbass, plain and entailed no complications; a simple costless process, based on their feeling that the reason behind asking questions was to solve problems they faced at the level of the doctrine or their daily life...
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“…And there is life for you in (the law of) reprisal”

In his interpretation to some Quranic Ayahs handling the issue of reprisal, His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra), says that Allah made reprisal a law that preserves man's life and salvages him from the law of the jungle that turns man's life into a chaos that endangers it, or through which man disengages himself from the legal restraints by resorting to take revenge...
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Insulin shots while fasting

Who has not heard about diabetes; the disease that the adults and youngsters suffer from and that is spreading rapidly? Some diabetic patients should take insulin shots, does this invalidate their fasting?
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Is slaughtering animals inhumane?

Some might object on the issue of deeming slaughtering animals and eating their meat permissible, considering it a form of torture that contradicts with the notion of mercy and confiscates the life of a living thing, picturing it as morally hideous as killing man and eating his meat! Therefore, some have forbidden eating meat, since it necessitates killing an animal, and they depicted it as a form of human brutality that does not differ in its nature and form from the savagery of animals...
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