Sunday, November 23, 2014 is the first of the month of Safar 1436 H.

The Timing Office at the Institution of the late Religious Authority, His Eminence, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra), issued a statement in which it declared that Sunday, November 23, 2014 is the first of the month of Safar 1436 H., according to the jurisprudential opinion of the late Religious Authority, His Eminence, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra).. 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 himself... Details ›

When trial is by fortunes

His Eminence, Sayyed Ali Fadlullah, delivered the two Friday sermons. In the first sermon, he talked about the concept of trial explaining that it is not restricted to certain plights such as poverty and sickness, but one could well be tried by wealth and other Divine graces. In the second sermon, the Sayyed talked about the threat Al-Aqsa Mosque is facing. He saluted the Palestinians who are fighting alone to protect it and called on the Arabs and Muslims to support them before it is too late. He also called on Fateh and Hamas movements to put an end to their differences in these times of hardship. In Lebanon, the Sayyed appreciated the campaign of the Ministry of Health against contaminated food, and urged all the ministries to fight corruption in their fields of jurisdiction, creating what could be described as a revolution against corruption... Details ›

Al-Hussein (a.s.): The Imam of Islam

In this video, His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra), describes Imam Al-Hussein as the preacher, the guide, the guardian, the revolutionary and the beloved. He also mentions how to be true supporters of Al-Hussein (a.s.).... Watch on YouTube ›

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 ›

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 ›

The Hussaini platform

The majales, or Husseini congregations, has been going on for as long as we can remember. However, the themes, methods of narrations and stories have not developed yet. The concept of Ashoura is one that has untimely significances and connotations...

Ashoura: An Islamic rather than a sectarian event

Ashoura can be regarded as a school that balances theMuslim personality, because it manifests all the greatness of its individuals in their relationship with God, and in their high spirituality, in that prophetic attitude with each other and towards their enemies, and in their demonstration of the Islamic concepts, whether on the political level regarding the question of who should become the ruler, or on the religious level in general....

The immortal Sayyeda Zeinab (a.s.)

Historically, female leaders have been overshadowed in the mainstream Muslim world. In fact, Islam would not have survived all that time if it were not for the phenomenal female figures who propagated the message of Islam including Lady Khadijah, Lady Fatima (a.s.), and Lady Zeinab...

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 advise our brothers and sisters to read and study the supplications of Imam Zein Al-Abideen (a.s.), especially As-Sahifa As-Sajjadiyya (Psalms of Islam), for they represent a spiritual wealth that enriches the cultural legacy of Islam.

- Imam Zein Al-Abideen (a.s.) was concerned with the spiritual, social, moral and political elements to let us know that seeking Allah does not mean that we should isolate ourselves from life.

- Imam Zein Al-Abideen (a.s) wanted to raise the nation’s educational level through the Treatise of Rights (Risalatul-Huqooq) that discusses the religious duties incumbent on every person towards the other, so that people’s relation with each other would be balanced.

Q: What is the ruling if the gum bleeds after ablution?
A: Blood is impure and it impurifies all what comes in contact with it, yet, it does not invalidate the ablution (wudu’).

Q: What is the ruling of the prayer if the one performing it has something impure in his pockets?
A: The prayer is valid.

Q: What is the ruling regarding wearing perfume or using antiperspirant deodorant that contains alcohol?
A: It is permissible, and the perfume or deodorant is deemed pure.