A national strategy to fight terrorism

In the first sermon, His Eminence, Sayyed Ali Fadlullah, chose one of the stories of the Holy Quran to deduce its lessons. He re-narrated the story of Qaroun and highlighted the most important themes including how greed drives man to betray his people and stand with the tyrants, and even forget that Allah is the One Who made him rich, and that the money and wealth he has acquired by Allah’s will should be shared with the poor and the needy, In the second sermon, he talked about the ongoing dialogue in Lebanon and the need to set out a national strategy to fight terrorism, as well as the effects of the cold weather on the poor, and especially the Syrian refugees.... Details ›

Friday, February 20, 2015 is the first of the month of Jumada I, 1436 H.

The Juristic Committee of the Institution of His Eminence, the Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra) issued a statement in which it declared that Friday, February 20, 2015 is the first of the month of Jumada I 1436 H…... 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 ›

How do I convince someone that Islam has done justice to the woman?

How do I convince someone that Islam has done justice to the woman, at a time it made wearing the veil incumbent on her for the sake of the man, while it gave the man himself the right to divorce her whenever he wants, while if she wants divorce, she would not have it unless the husband says so?.... Details ›

Terrorism… not Islam!

In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks, and ironically enough, double standards prevailed yet again. But before getting deep into my thoughts, let me confirm that nothing could justify the killing of the caricaturists or any other employee at the said magazine or any other magazine under any pretense whatsoever.... Details ›

The anniversary of the Prophet's birth: A day of glory, liberty and strength

God says in His Glorious Book: “Prophet! surely We have sent you as a witness, and as a bearer of good news and as a warner, and as one inviting to Allah by His permission, and as a light-giving torch”. In the month of Rabi’ El-Awwal, we commemorate the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad, whom Allah has sent to take the people out of darkness and into the light, by means of the Holy Quran; the light that shines on the minds to open it up to the truth… It shines on the hearts to open it up to love and mercy, and a life to guide it to the way of good and justice... 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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We learn from Zainab(a.s.) how to say the words of Allah to act as the distinguisher between tight and falsehood.

When we remember Lady Zainab (a.s.), we ought to do so as the model we should follow in how to be strong before tyrants and oppressors, and how not to weaken or fall.

When we think about Zainab (a.s.), we find out that she was the sister of Al-Hussein(a.s.) in everything including the Jihad for the Message.

Q: Is the skin removed from the lips deemed pure or impure?
A: It is pure and it is not considered part of the dead meat.

Q: Is it permissible to wear leather that is not known if it came from animals slaughtered according to the Islamic Shariah or not?
A: It is permissible.

Q: Is the prayer dedicated to salute the mosque obligatory?
A: It is not obligatory; it is recommended.