Today : 12 Rabi’ II 1436H., 01/02/2015 A.D.

Martyrs give the nation a new life

In the first sermon, His Eminence, Sayyed Ali Fadlullah, talked about the value of Martyrs in the life of the nation. In the second sermon, the Sayyed praised the Resistance in Lebanon and called for the unity of all parties in Lebanon and Syria in the face of the enemy. The Sayyed called on the authorities in Bahrain to free the detained Sheikh, Ali Salman, and to listen to the demands of the people.... Details ›

Terrorism… not Islam!

In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks, and ironically enough, double standards prevailed yet again. But before getting deep into my thoughts, let me confirm that nothing could justify the killing of the caricaturists or any other employee at the said magazine or any other magazine under any pretense whatsoever.... Details ›

The anniversary of the Prophet's birth: A day of glory, liberty and strength

God says in His Glorious Book: “Prophet! surely We have sent you as a witness, and as a bearer of good news and as a warner, and as one inviting to Allah by His permission, and as a light-giving torch”. In the month of Rabi’ El-Awwal, we commemorate the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad, whom Allah has sent to take the people out of darkness and into the light, by means of the Holy Quran; the light that shines on the minds to open it up to the truth… It shines on the hearts to open it up to love and mercy, and a life to guide it to the way of good and justice... Details ›

Raising a righteous generation

Before we cite the Ayahs that talk about the “righteous child”, we would like to point out that parenthood, which represents the family’s role in producing generations, is not a subjective matter that aims at making the parents realize themselves, but it is rather an issue of responsibility. It is the responsibility of bringing up a new generation that could achieve for humanity what raises its intellectual, practical and spiritual levels.... Details ›

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 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 one’s self....

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”.....

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.....

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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- In all his acts of worship, man ought to remember Allah in his mind and heart so that his ultimate goal and objective would be attaining His pleasure and satisfaction.

- Advising other Muslims to follow the right makes Muslims strengthen one another; it also makes each Muslim responsible for the others.

- The silence of the rational man is one of thinking and productivity, for he keeps silent to be able to think...

Q: What is the ruling if drops of water fall from the face onto the hand or foot while performing ablution?
A: Water drops falling on the hand do not affect ablution, and if they fall on the top of the foot, it is enough to wipe on the dry spot using one finger.

Q: If one doubts that there is an impurity, should he check and make sure if there is any?
A: No, he does not have to..

Q: Is it permissible to take semen or ova from banks or from people outside the marriage framework?
A: This is impermissible; it is only permissible if the fertilization is between the ovum and semen of a married couple.