The weakest among people is he who cannot
make friends, and even weaker is he who
loses friendships he made.
-- When you want to revive the anniversary
of Ashoura, do that with awareness, and
not as a traditional occasion in which you
practice your traditions. Seize that opportunity
to open your minds and reconsider things.
- We should keep Ashoura away from the
world of lies and myths, for Ashoura entails,
in addition to righteousness, several things
that enrich the mind and move the heart.
- Woe to a nation that nurtures on the
thought of the others, without producing
its own thought, for in this way it would
only be a duplicate image of the other and
not a nation standing in itself.
the divorced mother inherit from her children?
A: Yes, she does.
the woman cover the top of her feet whilst
praying? A: No, the woman does not
have to cover the top of her feet whilst
praying or in any other time.
Ghusl seeking closeness to Allah, the Most
Exalted, negate the need for Wudu’?
A: A washing that is neither obligatory
nor recommended does not negate the need
Ashoura between Jihad and Tatbeer
In this video, His Eminence, the late Religious
Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra),
discusses how one should interact with the cause
of Al-Hussein (a.s.), adopting methods that elevates
one’s level of awareness, for Ashoura is not about
hitting one’s head with the sword and spill out
blood; it is a matter of being present with Al-Hussein
(a.s.) wherever he wanted you to be present....
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The New Hijri year
In the first sermon, His Eminence, Sayyed Ali
Fadlullah, talked about the new Hijri year and compared
the experience of the Prophet (p.) with what we
are experiencing today. In the second sermon, he
called on the Lebanese to endure, noting that what
makes it easier is that this country is not meant
to collapse. He also called for accepting any support
offered to the Army, and condemned the growing phenomenon
of kidnapping. As for Ashoura, the Sayyed called
for preserving the sanctity of the occasion and
broadening its sphere to become a humanistic and
Islamic one that reinforces unity in the face of
Al-Hussein's (a.s.) revolution: An extension
of the Messenger's Hijra
Since the early years of Islam, Muslims chose
the immigration as the starting point of the Islamic
calendar. It is also said that they consulted Imam
Ali (a.s.) on that and he agreed. Then, in the year
60 H. Imam Al-Hussein (a.s.) immigrated from Medina
to Mecca, and then from Mecca to Karbala....
Thursday, October 23, 2014 witnesses a partial
solar eclipse in the Northern Hemisphere
Astronomers confirm that the Earth will witness
a partial solar eclipse on October 23, 2014. The
Director of the Center for International Astronomy,
Eng. Muhammad Shawkat Odeh had announced that we
will witness a partial solar eclipse towards the
end of Thursday, October 23, 2014. He also pointed
that the eclipse will be sighted in the USA, Canada
and some parts of the Pacific Ocean, knowing that
it will start at 19:38 p.m. and it will end at 23:52
p.m. (G.M.T timing)...
Al-Ghadir: The day of commitment to Islam
The eighteenth of Thul-Hijja marks the anniversary
of Al-Ghadir; the anniversary of that moment in
history in which the Prophet (p.) stood, returning
from his Farewell Pilgrimage, in Ghadir Khum to
announce his successor...
Money in return of working in the religious
field: permissible or not?
Is it permissible to earn money in return of
working in the religious field and performing religious
duties, such as pilgrimage, fasting, paying Khums
and other acts on behalf of others? This question
might cross the mind of many people who would like
to know the answer to it. Looking into the matter
from a Shariah-based perspective...
Q: Islam gives the man the right to marry four women
at the same time. Why four? And do not you see in polygamy
a demeaning of the value of the woman as a human being,
and a violation of her right to a stable and secure
familial life with a partner that she does not share
with anyone else?..
We ought to deduce several lessons from Az-Zahra’
(a.s.)’s teachings, speeches, and preaches. We would
like to highlight a number of her lessons that we ought
to master so that our loyalty to her be honest and our
love be truthful; for love is not merely a heart beat
or an overwhelming sentiment; rather, it is also a sincere
commitment and practice...
We can draw inspiration from the Holy Quran that
the issue of marriage and the wish to form a family
stem from the human's deep sense of need to complete
one's self through getting engaged to the opposite sex,
on the basis of the inherent instinct with which Allah
has created people and which lies latent in the human
nature that mingles the spiritual need for marriage
with the physical need for satisfying desires in an
intimate spiritual context.....
Allah, the most Exalted, has treated several concepts
and human and social ideas through the methodology of
dialogue in several verses of the Glorious Quran, like
in His saying: "And set forth to them a parable of two
men; for one of them We made two gardens of grape vines,
and in the midst of them We made cornfield...