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:...
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....
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..
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....
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...
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....
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..
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....
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..
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...
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’...
- 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.