How to perform I’tikaf (Retiring for worship)

Literally, I’tikaf means dwelling on something in a place. Technically, it means retiring to the mosque with the aim of engagement in worship...
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How to live the Sacredness of time in Ramadan

In his two Friday sermons, the Religious Authority, Sayyed M. H. Fadlullah talked about the speech that the Messenger received with the month of Ramadan, clarifying the spiritual and practical responsibilities of the believers in this month. H.E. saw that the Zionist excavations in the vicinity of al-Aqsa mosque is a threat to the entire Arab and Muslim world. He also emphasized that the responsibility to continue to haunt the criminals who wished to kidnap Sayyed Mussa As-Sadar lies on everyone of us.
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How to wait for Imam Al-Mahdi (aj)?

His Eminence, Sayyed Ali Fadlullah, delivered the two Friday sermons. In the first sermon, he celebrated the birth anniversary of Imam Al-Mahdi (aj). He emphasized that he is the Imam of our age who will undoubtedly return, and he detailed some of the benefits of awaiting his reappearance. In the second sermon, he called for standing with the Palestinian people against the Zionist aggressors. He also called on the Syrians to engage in a dialogue before it is too late to stop the civil war that is about to take place. As for Lebanon, the Sayyed called on the government to end its differences and engage in finding solutions for the current social and political crisis.
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How to restrain anger?

Once one knows that anger, in many cases, results from [feelings of] pride, haughtiness and contempt for the people, as mentioned in the following Hadith by Imam Ja’afar As-Sadiq (a.s.): “The disciples said to Jesus the son of Mary (a.s.): ‘O teacher of the good! Teach us what the severest thing is.’ He said: ‘The severest thing is the wrath of Allah.’ They said: ‘Then what prevents the wrath of Allah?’ He said: ‘That you not be wrathful.’ They said: ‘What is the source of wrath?’ He said: ‘Pride, haughtiness and contempt for the people,’” he could start to lay the foundations on how to rid himself of these demerits, and consequently turn into a modest and calm person who respects the others and feels that the rights they owe him do not exceed the favors he makes for them.
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The form of the Islamic state

In this article, His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra), says: A question keeps coming up: How do we establish the [Islamic] state? Here, we ought to study at first the form of the state that could preserve the general order, and since there is no specific formula, we can choose the form we find best. Thus, it can take the form of the democratic system within the framework of the general Islamic lines that determine what is allowed (Halal) and what is forbidden (Haram).
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Al-Khums, how to estimate its value

The Khums is a financial duty that is carried out with the intention of attaining a status closer to God-Qurbah. In comparison to zakat, it is obligatory on all possessions except the woman’s dowry and any expected inheritance. The term khums is derived from the ratio one in five (20%). In the following section, we are going to explain the conditions that make the khums obligatory and some of its general rulings in accordance to the view of His Eminence, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra), as mentioned in Islamic Rulings, a Guide of Islamic Practices:
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At-Tayamom

A friend of mine had recently had a reconstructive facial surgery after being in a car accident. During the recovery period, the doctor asked her not to allow any water to touch her face until all of the wounds have healed. In this case, forming ablution (wudu’) is an impossible task. After contacting our offices, she realized that she can resort to Tayamom.
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