Today : 10 Jamadi' II 1436H., 30/03/2015 A.D.

‘Family law in Islam; between the demands of fiqh and society' workshop

Sayyed Jaafar Fadlullah has arrived at Birmingham, UK, to take part in the 3rd annual jurisprudential workshop held by Al-Mahdi Institute with the aim of facilitating scholarship directly addressing questions on ‘Family law in Islam; between the demands of fiqh and society’... Details ›

On Mother’s day: The rights of women are human rights

In the first sermon, His Eminence, Sayyed Ali Fadlullah, talked about the rights of women and mothers, considering them a social issue that has to do with human rights. In the second sermon, he condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Tunisia. In Palestine, the Sayyed reemphasized that the Palestinians have to rely on their unity and not on any Zionist elections that would change nothing. He also called for dialogue in Syria and stopping bloodshed. The Sayyed also praised the ongoing dialogue between the Future Movement and Hezbollah in Lebanon and called for widening it to include other parties. Following is an edited version of the first sermon.... Details ›

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”.... Details ›

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.... 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... 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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You do not own your child. It is Allah’s trust , which you should not deal in any of its affairs except in what is good for it .

One of the conditions of criticism is not to slander your Muslim brother or offend his dignity.

The good is the course of peace and gentleness, while the evil is violence.

Q: is it permissible to go to cafes where there are prohibited games and singing?
A: no it is not.

Q: Can the woman pray beside the man?
A: She can in our opinion, although other jurists talked about a separating distance of a hand span and others said more.

Q; Is it p0ermissible to recite the Basmalah when the Imam is reciting the Surah?
A:In the congregational prayer, the one led in prayer should not read the Surahs or the Basmalah (In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate) in the first two Raka’s.