Today : 8 Moharram 1436H., 01/11/2014 A.D.
  • Sincere advice enlivens the hearts.
  • 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.
  • Q: Does the divorced mother inherit from her children? A: Yes, she does.
  • Q: Should 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.
  • Q: Does 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 for Wudu’.

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.... Watch on YouTube ›

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 injustice.... Details ›

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.... Details ›

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)... Details ›

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... Details ›

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... Details ›

To build a society of peace and harmony

How does Allah, The Most Exalted, want the Muslim community to act in life and what kind of relations does He want it to establish among its members? ...

Polygamy in Islam between the legal right and social justice

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?..

Islamic Principles in Az-Zahra's (a.s.) Speech

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...

Love and mercy are the basis of marital life

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.....

The conflict between the human value and the materialistic value

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...

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