No more civil wars

In the first sermon, His Eminence, Sayyed Ali Fadlullah, celebrated the birth anniversary of Imam Muhammad Al-Baqir (a.s.). He explained how the Imam acted on two levels: The first was cementing the foundations of Islam, while the second was confronting the ideological, doctrinal, social and political deviations safeguarding the true line of Islam. In the second sermon, he talked mainly about the Lebanese civil war, marking its 40th anniversary. Following is a summary of the second sermon:... Details ›

Monday, April 20, 2015 is the first of the month of Rajab 1436 H.

The Juristic Office of the Institution of the late Religious Authority, His Eminence, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra) issued a statement in which it declared that Monday, April 20, 2015 is the first of the month of Rajab 1436 H., according to the jurisprudential opinion of the late Religious Authority, His Eminence, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra). Following is the text of the statement.... Details ›

Whoever accepts the deeds of others shall share them the guilt

When we are faced with the sins and deviations that are committed by the responsible sectors of the society; i.e. those who hold social, political or religious positions.. Details ›

The birth anniversary of Lady Fatima (a.s.) is an opportunity to study her virtues and morals

The 20th of the month of Jumada II marks the birth anniversary of Az-Zahraawho illuminated the life of the Messenger and his wife, the mother of believers, Khadija. She is the woman whom Ahmad Shawqi, the famous Arab poet, described her relation with her father by saying that he who has Fatima as his offspring does not need other children.... Details ›

Fatima (a.s.): The embodiment of infallibility

In this video, His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra), says that Sayyeda Fatima (a.s.) dedicated herself to her father and took care of him in a way that made him rejoice and that she lived with her husband; thus, turning their house into an oasis in which his missionary ambitions for a true Islamic house were realized, and that she nurtured her children and brought them up on the traits of purity, clarity and spirituality, which flourished their minds, hearts and lives... Details ›

Good Friday

When we remember the sufferings and pains of Imam Al-Hussein we cannot forget the pains and sufferings of Jesus Christ that are commemorated on the Good Friday. Although we do not believe that Christ (a.s.) was killed or crucified, he nevertheless was tortured and had to endure severe hardships for the sake of the Message.... 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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- Our religious duty calls on us not to attend to our affairs by emotional reactions or by the satanic hatred that whispers to the hearts.

- Knowledge is not sufficient to safeguard oneself, unless it is accompanied by a deep faith that dwells in the depth of man's soul.

- Bringing up people on having self-confidence and respecting the others’ opinions is a sign of a family built on the foundations of good and righteousness.

Q: Is smoking absolutely forbidden, or is it only forbidden on new smokers only?
A: In our opinion, smoking is absolutely forbidden to all kinds of smokers, for it harms one’s health by the consensus of doctors, and all what inflicts harm on the body is forbidden.

Q: How do we differentiate between forbidden and permissible kinds of music?
A: Forbidden or prohibited music is the music that arouses the instincts, and makes man live in a state of sexual excitement or makes him lose his self-control and become nervous and agitated. The other kinds of music are permissible.

Q: Is it permissible to take an interest from the banks, be they Islamic or non-Islamic?
A: This is permissible provided that the interest is not preconditioned.