Today : 12 Shawwal 1436H., 28/07/2015 A.D.
 

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 ›

In a letter to the believers in North America: Be callers to Islam through your actions and maintain your values

In this word of mine, I am addressing you from all my heart, mind, soul and feelings, and despite the vast distance separating us, allow me to address you mind to mind and heart to heart. We are living in a world in which crises diversify and devour any chance for [world] peace. In this world, man is lost in the mazes of international arrogance that is trying to impose itself, through all its points of strength, on the world of the downtrodden... Details ›

The universal principle of mercy

In the first sermon, His Eminence, Sayyed Ali Fadlullah, talked the concept of mercy in Islam. In the second sermon, the Sayyed criticized the recent political behavior in Lebanon that has lacked even the minimum level of courtesy. He also celebrated Al-Quds Day and called for making the occasion an opportunity to renew our commitment to liberating the Holy City.... 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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- When we have the spirituality of submissiveness and obedience to the strong, it is very natural that the strong will rule us, for we will be cancelling our will before theirs.

- Make your own future, achieve victory and build the [strong] man so as to find along this line of uprightness the satisfaction and love of Allah.

- Do not allow anyone except the responsible to give words on the platform, for it symbolizes the responsibility of the nation, for we have had enough strife between the Sunnis and the Shiites.

Q: Is it permissible to perform ablution in impure clothes?
A: Yes, it is, but the prayer will not be valid while having them on.

Q: Is it permissible for the husband to interfere in disposing of his wife’s salary?
A: The money of the wife belongs to her only, and it is forbidden on the husband to take any of it without her full and actual consent.

Q: If it turned out that the woman was during her menstrual cycle when divorce took place, is the divorce deemed invalid?
A: Indeed, divorce in this case is deemed invalid, and it ought to be repeated to be valid, if full sexual intercourse had previously taken place between the husband and wife.