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Fabrications Targeting Grand Ayatullah Sayyed

Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra)


Second Edition

Brother Ibrahim Mustapha


Edited by: Bayynat Office Lebanon Translation department

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IN THE NAME OF ALLAH THE MOST MERCIFUL, THE MOST COMPASSIONATE

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Fabrications Targeting Grand Ayatullah Sayyed Muhammad


Hussein Fadlullah (ra)
Second Edition

Brother Ibrahim Mustapha


Edited by: Bayynat Office Lebanon Translation Department

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First published in Sydney Australia in 2013 under:


Lies targeting Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra)

Second edition 2014


Copyright 2014 Ibrahim Mustapha

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INDEX
About the Late Sayyed Fadlullah (ra) page 9

Chapter one:
The Infallibility of the Imams (as) page 10-12

Chapter two:
The Infallibility of Sayyida Fatimah Al Zahra (as) page 13-17

Chapter three:
Day Of Ghadir page 18-20

Chapter four:
Story of the breaking of the rib of Sayyida Al Zahra (as) ..page 21-27

Chapter five:
Interpretation of certain verses in the Quran. Page 28-31

Chapter six:
Words from Sayyed Fadlullah regarding lies targeting him page 32-34

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Chapter seven:
Miscellaneous rulings which people misunderstand page 35-53

Part 1: Ruling regarding Fish page 36-37


Part 2: Ruling regarding smoking in Ramadan page 38-39
Part 3: Ruling regarding the mans secret habit page 40-41
Part 4: Ruling regarding the third testimony of Alipage 42-43
Part 5: Ruling regarding Latmiyah and tatbir in Muharrampage 44-46
Part 6: walking to visit Al Hussein (as) on foot on the 40th Day page 47-49
Part 7: AL Wilayah Al Takwiniyya page 50-51
Part 8: Wilayat Al Faqih page 52-54

Chapter eight:
Conclusion .page 55-57

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About the late Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra)


Sayyed Fadlullah was a great man and great role model for the Islamic World.
Even though Sayyed Fadlullah was a Shia he also inspired many Muslims of other Islamic
sects and he was also an inspiration to Non-Muslims.
Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah was a source of inspiration and a
spiritual guide for hundreds of thousands of followers who could not hold back their
tears at the news of his death.
His influences extended way beyond Lebanon's borders, extending even to Central Asia.
Sayyed Fadlullah was considered a unique moderate force in the top ranks of the Shia
Religious establishment.
He was born in 1935 to a Lebanese father in the Iraqi city of Najaf. Sayyed Fadlullah
spent 20 years studying Islam there before moving to Lebanon in 1966 where he
became one of the most influential Shia leaders in the world.
The USA put him on its terrorist list, and the CIA was behind a car bomb that targeted
Sayyed Fadlullah in 1985.
He considered men and women as equal, he encouraged women to defend themselves
against domestic violence, and he discouraged female circumcision.
Unlike his fellow religious leaders, and many other religious leaders worldwide, Sayyed
Fadlullah believed that no religious leader has a monopoly on the truth.
Sayyed Fadlullah's popularity was evident in the trust his followers had in him as they
donated thousands of dollars to his wide network of charitable work, which included
hospitals, orphanages, schools and Islamic Centers to serve the people of Lebanon, and
the outside world including the Muslims in America and Australia.
His views, as well as his valuable rulings will be missed by the millions who saw in him a
source of light and moderation.
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Chapter one:
The Infallibility of the Imams (as)

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The infallibility of the Imams (as)


One of the biggest lies targeting the late Sayyed (ra) is that he says the Imams are not
infallible.
The Truth
Sayyed Fadlullah (ra) says that he disagrees with the argument put forward by Sayyed
Tabatabi in proving the infallibility of the Imams (as), as his argument has a flaw which
means that it can be argued against in a certain way to reach the conclusion that the
Imams (as) can make mistakes. However, Sayyed Fadlullah (ra) says he has a different
basis for proving the infallibility of the Imams, according to which it is impossible to
argue that the Imams committed any sin, and it is that Allah created them infallible.
Source: Min Wahyil Quran
Interpretation of Dua Kumayl
Another lie targeting the Late Sayyed (ra) is that in his interpretation of Dua Kumayl, he
suggests that Imam Ali (as) had sinned; thus, doubting his infallibility.
The Truth
In one of the lectures of the Late Sayyed (ra), he talks about the infallibility of Imam Ali
(as) and his words from his lecture are as follows:
Dear loved ones
Ali (as) is still amongst us; we can still feel his thoughts, intellect and closeness to Allah.
Thus, we cannot but love Imam Ali (as) to the fullest, and we cannot but bow before his
infallibility, as he is in the utmost level of infallibility, in his thought, as well as in his
entire life.
His life was dedicated to Allah in his thought, struggle and actions.
I feel sad and hurt as many people, be they sheikhs or others, spill out their grudge on
me, claiming that I say that Imam Ali is not infallible.
How can any rational person who understands his thought and knows Ali well ever say
that Ali (as)) is not infallible?!
I have said it over and over again:

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If anyone could exceed the state of infallibility, then, it would be Ali, but unfortunately,
their hearts are filled with grudges, and they find no problem in lying and deviating my
words.
I invoke Allah to guide them to the straight path, as I was afflicted, just as Imam Ali (as)
was, with many of those who lie and deviate truths.
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMEZdKn6wOk (Bayynat Channel)
Another lie which has unfortunately come out is that the Late Sayyed Fadlullah (ra) had
said that Imam Ali (as) is an alcoholic, this is just another ridiculous lie.
The truth

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Translation:
This shows to what extent the wickedness of people are, those who do not fear Allah
nor do they respect the scholars, this is the most ridiculous thing that would require a
response, Is it reasonable to believe such people, while the Late Sayyed Muhammad
Hussein Fadlullah (ra) says he (Imam Ali) is above infallibility.
Source: The Juristic office at the institution of the late Sayyed (ra)

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Chapter Two:
The Infallibility of Sayyida Fatimah
Al Zahra (as)

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The Infallibility of Sayyida Fatimah Al Zahra (as)


Once again, we come across another issue regarding Infallibility; however, here it is not
the Imams; it is about the Infallibility of Sayyida Fatimah Al Zahra (as), as many people
have been claiming that the late Sayyed (ra) says Sayyida Al Zahra (as) is not infallible.
The Truth
The Late Sayyed (ra) says:
Sayyida Fatimah Al Zahra is infallible based on three evidences:
Firstly, she is one of the Household Members from whom Allah has kept the
uncleanness away.
Secondly, she is the Lady of the Worlds.
And thirdly, she was, in herself, infallible throughout her life.
Source: Jurisprudence of Life
This information is also found in part one and part two of An-Nadwa Book.
Also, in one of the late Sayyeds Question and Answer lessons in 1997, someone asked
the late Sayyed (ra):
We would like to know your opinion on whether Sayyida Fatimah Al Zahra is infallible or
not. The Sayyed (ra) replied as follows using these exact words:
We would like to know your opinion and I find such questions weird on whether AzZahraa is infallible or not.
Do you all read or not?!
Around a year or so, I published a book called Jurisprudence of Life, in which I
mentioned that Az-Zahraa is infallible based on three evidences:
Firstly, she is one of the Household Members from whom Allah has kept the
uncleanness away, secondly, she is the Lady of the Worlds and thirdly, she was, in
herself, infallible throughout her life.
This is also written in parts one and two of An-Nadwa Book.

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I do not imagine that there is any Shiite religious scholar, who talked about the
sacredness and greatness of Az-Zahraa, for about forty years, the way I have talked
about her in tens of lectures.
Yet, someone comes and asks me about my opinion on whether Az-Zahraa is infallible or
not?!
How could that be?!
With all due love, I tell you that I have lived with you 31 years in this country, and
perhaps all your young men and women were raised by me and I am honoured by that.
You have all heard my words, day and night, in the seminars, lectures and Friday
sermons, is it logical that there are still some people from this generation who do not
understand me?!
Who talked with you the way I did?!
Who supported you in all your issues the way I did?
Who had the honor of serving you the way I had?!
Yet, the situation persists as some people continue to question my theological beliefs, is
this logical?!
Unfortunately, no one raises his voice and the psychological complexes grow.
You must know that this is of no concern to me, for such a thing is useless and if Allah is
not angry with me, then I do not care.
From the very beginning, I have known that I am not to be held accountable before you,
but before Allah.
O my Lord, if You raise me up, who is there to push me down, and if You push me down,
who is there to raise me up?
Perhaps now I am going through my last days with you, as I approach the seventies, so I
cannot but tell you to fear Allah in matters concerning your reality, fear Allah in matters
concerning the Islamic movement and fear Allah in matters concerning the line of Ahl ElBeit (as)
Do not let anyone undermine this line, do not let anyone offend it and do not let anyone
add words of ambiguity to it
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I have been telling you all, young and old, for the last forty years, that there is no trivial
question or an embarrassing question.
Truth is the product of dialogue.
I am ready to engage in a dialogue with all people, whether young or old, and you all
know that.
So, do not defend me, but defend your Islamic situation, defend this reality you are
living in and that is attacked and offended by the entire world.
Be conscious and aware of the political affairs to be able to understand how the
intelligence agencies act
We do not say that everyone involved belongs to them but the latter do take
advantages from any point of weakness in this respect.
Dear loved ones, believe me there would not have been any problem in that had they
not been destabilizing the Islamic movement and undermining it.
Had it not been for that, I would have forgiven them.
But the issue is not restricted to me, as it is affecting the entire Islamic movement.
I ask Allah to guide them; if they refuse to be guided, may Allah not forgive them, for
they have offended Islam and the Muslims, and by that I do not mean a specific party or
person; but rather, I refer to the entire phenomenon and the general state.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.
May the blessings, mercy and graces of Allah be bestowed upon you.
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXZcS9RbPko (Bayynat channel)
Question and Answer regarding the Infallibility of Sayyida Al Zahra (as)
Question:
The infallibility of the Imams (as) is perhaps because they are Imams and leaders for the
people. What is the benefit of Fatimah's infallibility, as she is not a prophet or an imam?
Answer:

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Fatimah (as) is the mother of the infallibles (as). She gave them all her effort and virtues,
amongst which is the infallibility that Allah had privileged her with. However, the
question of infallibility is a human issue which arises from Divine grace. Like the role of
the Imamah as the leadership, which needs infallibility as a must, Allah may give
infallibility to another person, especially the woman who is prepared to be an Imam, not
in the strict sense of the term, but as the example. We believe that women have
reached the level of infallibility as has been established with Virgin Mary (as) and
Fatimah (as); but we may find some women who have not had a verse revealed
regarding their infallibility, but who have not been distant from infallibility, such as Lady
Zaynab (as) - women can come near to infallibility when they live their responsibility
towards Allah and the people.
In addition, Allah, through his grace to Fatimah (as), wanted to tell people - men and
women - that women can be elevated with Allah's bestowing and grace to the most
exalted positions, and to infallibility.
Moreover, Allah wants to make the woman a role model for all people, men and
women, so that men can be told that, just as they can have an infallible man as a role
model, they can also have an infallible woman as a role model, because there is no
difference between men and women as far as reaching the level of infallibility is
concerned.
Source: Fatimah al-Ma`sumah (as): A role model for men and women

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Chapter Three:
Day Of Ghadir

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Day of Ghadir
One of the biggest lies targeting the late Sayyed (ra) is that he does not believe in the
day of Ghadir and that Imam Ali was never singled out to lead Islam after the Prophet
(pbuh).
The Truth
The late Sayyed Says:
Why the Ghadir?
The question here is: Why did Muhammad (pbuh) pronounce Ali as his successor on the
day of Ghadir? And why Ali, not anyone else?
Answer to that:
God Says: O Messenger! Deliver what has been revealed to you from your Lord; and if
you do it not, that you have not delivered His message, and Allah will protect you from
the people. (05:67)
The Sayyed continues to Say:
We believe this Ayah was revealed with regard to Ali (as), something which the tone of
the verses and context of this verse confirms. This is in addition to the reason of the
revelation: it can be deduced that the Prophet (pbuh) had already conveyed a lot of the
message, or all its details. What some scholars have said in their commentaries is that
the verse should be understood as follows: that God the Almighty gave him security
from the scheming on the Jews and Christians and commanded him to come out with
the revelation in disregard to them, otherwise, most of it does not conform with the
tone of the verses, so we can conclude from this that there was an important matter
that relates to the safety of the message, so that abstaining from proclaiming it (the
matter) equals abstention from proclaiming the whole of the message.
On the basis of this, it becomes clear that this verse was revealed with regard to the
wilayah of Ali (as), since the nearness of Ali (as) to the Prophet (pbuh), being his cousin
and son-in-law, would open the door to a lot of criticism that would link the position (of
the Prophet) which was represented by Gods protection from all that.
In light of all this, we understand that, without doubt, the meaning of the word Mawla
in the Hadith of Ghadir is the wilayah (guardianship) in the realm of leadership. This is
supported by the prophets words: Am I not awla (have more right) over the believers
than them over themselves, which means that he wanted them to admit that Ali is their
leader and not simply give him love and support as some commentators say...
To answer the questions why the Ghadir, and why Ali, not anyone else, we say:

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This matter requires looking first into the nature of the position, i.e. what is the role that
the person who would succeed the prophet (pbuh) would play, and what are the
qualities that he should have? After that, we should search who among the Muslims had
the qualities that would enable him to undertake the mission.
The Sayyed (ra) looked into the following things:
A- The Islamic Environment
B- A childhood of awareness
C- The dynamic jihad (striving and struggle)
D- The hadith of the Prophet (pbuh) on Ali (as)
E- Alis truth-bound personality in practice
After the Sayyed looked into those things, he concluded that Ali (as) is the most
qualified.
Source: Ghadir: An Islamic Perspective
And the Sayyed (ra) has also stated the following:
Completing ones belief is through believing in the guardianship of the Commander of
the Faithful, Imam Ali (a.s.). Allah says:
This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor on you and
chosen for you Islam as a religion (05: 03).
This Ayah was revealed after the Prophet (p.) informed the people of what Allah has
ordered him to say, in which he declared that Ali is the guardian (Wali) of the believing
men and women after him, for he said:
Whoever I am his Guardian, then this Ali is his guardian (Mawla).
Source: The Juristic office at the institution of the late Sayyed (ra)

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Chapter four:
Story of the breaking of the rib of
Sayyida Al Zahra (as)

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Story of the breaking of the rib of Sayyida Al Zahra (as)


The issue of Sayyida Al Zahra is something that has reached such a disturbing level.
I have a personal opinion that this issue is not that important, so why dont we focus
instead on the life that Sayyida Zahra (as) led, and how powerful she was.
But other scholars dont remember Sayyida Al Zahra (as) in any way except through the
issue of breaking her rib.
The Sayyed discussed this issue in many of his sermons, knowing that he does not fully
deny it, as he says that it could have happened, but most likely it did not, and the
Sayyed explains why.

The following are the exact words of Sayyed Fadlullah:


When we celebrate the birth anniversary of Sayyeda Az-Zahra (as), we ought to be
aware that she led a life flourished with purity, piety and virtue.
However, the problem is that many people only remember the tragic aspect of AzZahraas life, and ignore her supreme traits, as in the narration that her rib was broken;
the thing which does not seem logical to us.
Why?
Some people accuse me of not believing in the story that the rib of Az-Zahra' was
broken as if this story is one of the principles of religion.
Let us look into the matter together.
Az-Zahra' (a.s.) is the wife of Imam Ali, whom the Messenger (p.) has entrusted him
with, and the entire nation loves her because of the way the Messenger (p.) used to
praise her, as we will mention later.
Indeed, when Imam Ali (a.s.) refused to pledge allegiance [to Abu Bakr], they did come
and threaten to burn the house down, but some people renounced such an act and said
that Fatima was inside it, which reveals that the Muslims could not accept executing this
act against the Messenger's daughter.
Someone said: "So what!" and continued to say not knowing if it is true or not.

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"I have only threatened, but have you seen me do it?"


Supposedly they did attack Az-Zahra', what was the role, then, of Imam Ali?
Could Imam Ali (a.s.) be a coward?!
Let each of you take himself as an example, you are married.
Suppose that someone tried to attack your wife to kill or assault her, would you sit
down and say:
"I can do nothing, only Allah has such a power," or would you defend her?!
If you do not defend your wife, what will the people say about you?
Moreover, Imam Ali was not alone in the house; a group of Bani Hashim were in the
house with him, and it is narrated that Az-Zubair, the cousin of Imam Ali, went out
raising his sword, meaning that the attackers did not storm into the house.
Could it be possible that those inside would leave Az-Zahra', allowing the attackers to
break her rib, poke her with the sword, and insert a rusty nail into her chest, as they
say?!
Could this have actually happened?!
Open your minds and think.
Some people claim that the Prophet ordered him not to defend her; that is, before his
death, he told Ali: if someone comes to kill my daughter, you are forbidden from
defending her!
Can a rational reasonable person ever imagine that the Prophet (p.) would do so?!
Some claim that the offenders were ordered to attack, because Ali was ordered by the
Prophet not to react.
Could this be true?!
Could the Prophet order Ali not to defend his beloved daughter?!
That is why I reached the conclusion that I am not convinced by this issue.
Nevertheless, you still hear people wondering how the Sayyed could not believe in this.
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It must be noted that Az-Zahra' (a.s.) was so strong, as we will demonstrate later, but I
would like the people to think, knowing that many of them only care about crying, even
if what they are listening to is irrational.
You listened to what I said, and I ask you to think clearly; if the same happened to you,
would you accept it?!
Surely no, so how could anyone believe that Imam Ali would accept it?!
Someone from a different sect in Dubai heard this story from Shiite speakers, and asked:
"Do you Shiites regard Imam Ali as a coward or a hero?"
They answered: "He is a hero."
The man asked: "How could he be a hero, and he did not defend the oppressed?!
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qgQdfdzriA (Bayynat Channel)
Her grievances

The short life of Fatimah (as), which lasted no more than twenty years according to
some historians, was filled with much sufferings and grave crises. If we talk about the
sufferings and hardships in her daily living, we also need to talk about what was worse
than that: the calamities and grievances which she suffered after the death of her father
- something which opened a bleeding wound in the Islamic nation, and which in turn
was the cause of the painful wounds that followed - one of the worst of which was the
murder of the Master of the Youth of Paradise Imam al-Husain (as) and his progeny in
the desert of Karbala' and the taking of the women and children as captives to al-Sham
(Damascus), driven like slaves. These grievances have been narrated by both the Sunnis
and Shi'ah, and the numerous narrations which speak about her grievances and
injustices coincide, even to the level of tawatur.

1- The attack on her house

Historians, one of whom is Ibn Qutaybah in al-Imamah wal Siyasah, said that - after the
death of the Prophet and Al-Saqeefah episode - men came with wood to burn down the
house of Ali and Fatimah (as), to threaten them and those whom they considered as
opposition, who had gathered at the house of Ali (as). Some said to the leader of the
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assault: 'O man! In the house is Fatimah!'; and Fatimah was the person whom the
Muslims agreed to love and respect, and whose position they agreed to acknowledge,
because she was the only daughter that the Prophet (pbuh) left when he died, and
because she was part of him - what made her angry made him angry and what harmed
her harmed him... So, how come you come with fire to burn her house?
But, he replied with his famous statement: 'Even though!'
We regard this as one of the most dangerous utterances, because it means that there
are no sacred entities in this house, and so there is nothing to prevent it from being
burned with its people inside!
This utterance points to the mindset of the people, and what they were prepared to do.
However, had they opened the door to dialogue through nice words, they would have
found Ali the man of dialogue, as he had always been throughout his life, even after he
became a caliph; and they would have found Fatimah a woman of dialogue, because the
Qur'an, to which Fatimah above all others adhered most closely to, was the book of
dialogue. However, those people had already passed the stage of dialogue by the time
they gathered the wood to burn the house of Al-Zahra (as). So when in reply to 'In the
house is Fatimah', that man said 'Even though!' this represented the ugliest form of
injustice to which Fatimah (as) was subjected.

2- Other grievances

There were other events in which she suffered, but they have not always been
substantiated fully beyond doubt. Those include the actual burning of the house, the
breaking of her rib, the miscarriage, the slapping of her cheek, and the beating of her
and others. These are recorded in narrations that may have question marks raised
against them, either in their actual text (matn) or in the chain of narrators (sanad), as is
the case with many historical narrations.
Therefore, we have raised some queries, as have been raised by some scholars in the
past (may Allah be satisfied with them) such as Sheikh al-Mufeed who seems to
question the miscarriage issue, even the existence of the pregnancy - although we
disagree with him on the latter. However, we do not deny that these events may have
taken place - as Sheikh Muhammad Husain Kashif al-Ghita' has done regarding beating
her and slapping her cheek because denying requires as much proof as accepting. At any
rate, what is definite is that the numerous narrations attain the level of mutawatir as a
whole, confirm that there was an assault on her if only by exposing her house, attacking
it and threatening to burn it - and this alone should be sufficient to prove the degree of
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crime which took place. It was a crime that continued to haunt those who committed it,
and this was why the first caliph declared as he was dying: 'I wish I had not exposed the
house of Fatimah, even if it had declared war on me.'
Source: Fatimah al-Ma`sumah (as): A role model for men and women.

Question and Answer


Question:
Fatimah's rib: What is your true position regarding this matter?
Answer:
Anyone who claims that I have said that Fatimah's rib was not broken is a liar!
Some people have been talking this nonsense for more than five years. Here, I have this
to say to you, to clarify the matter: to start with, I reiterate that I did not say that
Fatimah's rib was not broken, and everyone who claims that I did is a liar. I merely
regarded it as unlikely; I raised a question mark on the basis of historical analysis. I said:
'I do not react positively with this because the Muslims' love for Fatimah (as) had been
greater than their love for Ali, and greater than their love for al-Hasan and al-Husain... I
said that it was unlikely that anyone would commit such an act, but conceded that bad
intentions were plotted - not to establish the innocence of anyone, but in fear of
agitating Islamic public opinion.
There were many narrations: some said that they entered the house, while others said
they did not. Hence, I said:
'I see that to be unlikely and I do not react positively to the word itself'. The world
roared and heavens fell on earth, and words began to be fabricated and spread in some
quarters!
This reaction has still not abated in more than one place, and leaflets are being
distributed around the world. It is as if the dangers confronting the Muslims and all the
injustice that we live in have become nothing, and all that matters is this historical issue!
In fact, this is a symptom of the backwardness which is being practiced by many in our
Islamic arena. This problem still festers among those who do not care about the dangers
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which confront Islam, and that the problem is still alive means that we are not
addressing the major issues on the proper level of awareness.

Source: Fatimah al-Ma`sumah (as): A role model for men and women

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Chapter Five:
Interpretation of certain verses in the
Quran

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Interpretation of certain verses in the Quran.


One of the lies about Sayyed Fadlullah is that in his interpretation of Surat Yusuf, he says
that Prophet Yusuf (as) had 'unlawful sex with his masters wife'
The Truth
Allah says in the Quran:
And certainly she made for him, and he would have made for her, were it not that he
had seen the manifest evidence of his Lord; thus (it was) that we might turn away from
him evil and indecency, surely he was one of our sincere servants.
(12:24).
The late Sayyed (ra) has never said that Prophet Yusuf (as) had 'unlawful sex with his
masters wife, and claiming that he did say it is a complete lie and fabrication.
The late Sayyed (ra) says:
In interpreting the part 'wa hama be-ha': when the Prophet went through this incident,
in terms of his thoughts and intentions, the Prophet did not even contemplate the issue
even for a fraction of a second because he is, as a prophet, infallible. However, just like
when someone who is fasting goes past a restaurant and smells food - even though the
person does not even think or contemplate of breaking his fast - his body automatically
produces some saliva. This is a similar issue where the body of the Prophet reacted just
like any other human body to such a situation and this is what is meant by the part of
the verse 'wa hema be-ha', but in terms of his thoughts and intentions they remained
pure as he is infallible.
Source: Min Wahyil Quran
Many other interpretations note a similar opinion; the Sayyed (ra) is not the only person
to hold such a view.
For example 'Tafseer Al-Emthal' by Sheikh Nasr Makarim Shirazi
Sayyed Murtaza in his book: Tanzeeh Al-Anbiya
Sheikh El Toosi in his book Al-Tibyan.
Sheikh Nasr Makarim Shirazi in his book Al-Amthal.

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Another interpretation that some people used to attack Sayyed Fadlullah (ra):
The Ayah in question is:
He (the Prophet] frowned and turned away, because there came to him the blind man,
[interrupting]. But what would make you perceive, [O Muhammad], that perhaps he
might be purified or be reminded and the remembrance would benefit him? As for he
who thinks himself without need, to him you give attention. And not upon you [is any
blame] if he will not be purified. But as for he who came to you striving [for knowledge]
while he fears [Allah], from him you are distracted.
(80:1-10)
Sayyed Fadlullah says:
There are several Shia opinions as to who is referred to in this verse (the person who
ignored the blind man). In discussing one of the views that say it is the Prophet who is
being referred to in this, he says that this can be a possibility because it does not negate
or contradict his infallibility. There are many reasons to explain why this is so, if it is
assumed that this possibility (remember it is only a possibility) is correct. In short, the
reason is that the blind man interrupted the Prophet's conversation and persisted to an
abnormal level, such that it was the blind man who was in the wrong, and due to his
persistence there were signs on the Prophet's face that he was a bit annoyed. This does
not mean there is any weakness in the Prophet's character or any question that this is
wrong in anyway. It certainly does not contradict his infallibility.
Secondly, this view is not exclusive to Sayyed Fadlullah.
Many Shia scholars have held a similar opinion that this could be a possibility.

They include:

Sayyed Muhsin al-Amin


Sayyed Muhammad Jawad Moghneya
Sayyed Muhsin al Amin, in his book: A'yan Al Shia
Sayyed Hashim Ma'roof Al Hasani, in his book: Seerat Al Mustafa
Sheikh Mohamed Jawad Moghneya, in his book: Al Kashif,
Sayyed Muhsin al Amin Al Amilee, in his book: Majma' Al Bayan,

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Sheikh Nasr Makarim al Shirazi, in his book: Al Amthal.

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Chapter six:
Words from Sayyed Fadlullah
regarding lies targeting him

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Words from Sayyed Fadlullah regarding lies targeting him


Dear loved ones, many people are fabricating lies about me, and due to the
responsibility I shoulder; I should set things straight for people.
Many people publish books and distribute flyers and move like the whisperer of evil
from a gathering to another and say behold the Sayyed, he is saying that the prophets
and Imams are not infallible, while the truth is that you have always heard me and I
have written in all my books that they were born infallible.
They claim that I say Az-Zahraa is not infallible, while I say she is by virtue of the
purification Ayah and because she is the Lady of the women of the two worlds.
This is what many attribute to me to the extent that it has become a complicated sick
issue in which some Sheikhs and some young men who claim to be religious fabricate
lies and take my words out of their true context, and they even sent letters to some
religious authorities in Qum asking what do you say about he who says so-and-so; what
were they actually doing?
They used to take bits and pieces of my words by taking out the first and last parts,
making me seem as if I dont agree on Al-Ghadir Hadith.
They would omit the first and last parts of my talk about Az-Zahraa and ask them, what
do you say about he who says that she is but an ordinary woman; what do you say
about he who says: there is no god? is this right? Nay, for what he said is: There is no
god but Allah, but they intentionally omitted the last part.
Allah says in the Quran:
O you who have believed, if a wicked person comes to you with any news, ascertain
the truth. (49:6)
All those who fabricate lies and take the words out of their context in books or flyers are
but wicked people who do not fear Allah.
The issue, dear loved ones, is that I am not personally hurt, for I refer everything to Allah
since my early days, but I fear disturbing the Islamic arena and the reality of Ahl El-Beit
(a.s.).
I fear that the intelligence agencies infiltrate into our arena [and result in a state of
chaos]by making us destroy each other and destroy our symbols; this is what I fear the
most.

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On my part, I am not affected in any way, because, as I said, I refer everything to Allah.
O Lord, if you put me down then who can raise me, and if you raise me, then who can
put me down?!
I never asked anyone to support me and back me up and I would never do.
As I have told many people, if I am faithful to Allah, Allah will never let me down, and if I
were unfaithful, then I should be left for my fate.
It is impermissible to grant full freedom to many Sheikhs and people who do not fear
Allah to let them fabricate lies and take words out of their context.
In the way I told you, they deceived two religious authorities and asked them what do
you have to say about he who says that Al-Ghadir Hadith is not authentic,while you hear
me every year how much I talk about Al-Ghadir,and that Az-Zahraa (a.s.) is not infallible
and other things.
This is not acceptable as they did not ascertain the truth and they judged me instantly;
they did not even write to me to ask whether this is true or not.
Actually, this is the work of the intelligence agencies.
I do not say that the people doing all that are men of the intelligence, but they are
actually benefiting the intelligence agencies even if not intending so.
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txrfToyjrbE (Bayynat Channel)

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Chapter Seven:
Miscellaneous rulings which people
misunderstand
Part 1: Ruling regarding Fish
Part 2: Ruling regarding smoking in Ramadan
Part 3: Ruling regarding the mans secret habit
Part 4: Ruling regarding the third testimony of Ali
Part 5: Ruling regarding Latmiyah and tatbir in Muharram
Part 6: walking to visit Al Hussein (as) on foot on the 40th Day
Part 7: AL Wilayah Al Takwiniyya
Part 8: Wilayat Al Faqih

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Chapter Seven:
Miscellaneous rulings which people
misunderstand
Part 1: Ruling regarding Fish

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Part 1: Ruling regarding Fish


Question and Answer regarding Fish:
Question:
There has been much controversy concerning the Sayyeds ruling on eating fish, and the
following is the Sayyeds latest opinion:
Answer:
According to the jurisprudential opinion of the late Sayyed (ra), all kinds of fish and
seafood are allowed, even if they do not have scales on them provided that they are
not harmful for the Ayahs in the Quran talk about fish and seafood in a general sense:
Lawful to you is the game of the sea and its food, and: Yet from each (kind of water)
do ye eat flesh fresh and tender, and: And He it is Who hath constrained the sea to be
of service that ye eat fresh meat from thence, and for the narrated authentic traditions
that signify the legitimacy of fish in the absolute sense and that annul the traditions that
talk about their illegitimacy, due to the fact that the former conform with the
generalized Quranic context and are stronger in their significance.
Source: The juristic office at the institution of the late Sayyed (ra)

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Chapter Seven:
Miscellaneous rulings which people
misunderstand
Part 2: Ruling regarding smoking
in Ramadan

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Part 2: Ruling regarding smoking in Ramadan


One of the biggest lies targeting the late Sayyed (ra) is that he says it is permissible to
smoke while fasting in the month of Ramadan.
Question:
What is the ruling regarding smoking in the month of Ramadan?
Answer:
Smoking is prohibited in the month of Ramadan, as well as in all the other months, since
it causes severe harm as has been established by specialists. It is prohibited even more
in the month of Ramadan, since it violates the sanctity of this blessed month; however,
it does not break the fast, because when Imam Ar-Rida (a.s.) was asked about a man
who burns certain kinds of branches to inhale their smoke, the Imam said that his
fasting was valid.
Source: The juristic office at the institution of the late Sayyed (ra)
This is a Hadith narrated on the authority of an infallible Imam, do you want to attack
the Imam now?
As you can see, the Sayyed never said that it is permissible to smoke while fasting in the
month of Ramadan.

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Chapter Seven:
Miscellaneous rulings which people
misunderstand
Part 3: Ruling regarding the mans
secret habit

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Part 3: Ruling regarding the secret Habit for Male


One of the biggest circulated lies, mainly amongst the youth, is that Sayyed Fadlullah
allows males to perform the secret habit, also known as masturbation.
This is pathetic. It is a mere lie, and the Sayyed never issued such a Fatwa (Ruling).
The Truth
The Sayyed (ra) was asked:
Question:
A person practices masturbation and he tried frequently to quit this habit, but he could
not. What is, in your opinion, the practical solution for this problem?
Answer:
He should quit this forbidden act through the feeling of fear from God and avoid seeing
and imagining sexual scenes. He should also stop being in solitude, occupy himself with
activities and beneficial hobbies, ask Gods forgiveness and turn to Him in repentance.
Its amazing how much difference there is between the truth and the lie!
Source: The juristic office at the institution of the late Sayyed (ra)

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Chapter Seven:
Miscellaneous rulings which people
misunderstand
Part 4: Ruling regarding the third
testimony of Ali

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Part 4: Ruling regarding the third testimony of Ali


One of the lies targeting the Sayyed is that he says it is forbidden to add the third
testimony [of Ali] (Ash-hadu Ana Alian Waliyullah) because it has negative effects. This is
again a pathetic lie.
The Truth
What the Sayyed actually said:
It should not be recited if it leads to trouble for the person or gives a negative effect.
Note that no religious authority argues that the third testimony is an integral part of the
Adhan or Iqamah, and anyone who reads it with the intention that it is, actually
invalidates his/her Adhan or Iqamah.
Most religious authorities say it is recommended specifically to recite the third
testimony in the Adhan and Iqamah.
Sayyed Fadlullah, and a few other Religious Authorities', say that the strength of the
evidence only points to it being generally recommended to recite the third shahada and
not specific to the Adhan and Iqamah. He argues that if it is was a matter of strength of
evidence, then the strength of evidence of the Iqamah being part of salat is far greater
than the evidence of a specific recommendation for reciting the third testimony in the
Iqamah, and thus, if you were to go by the basis of strength of evidence you would
argue that out of precaution you should not recite the third shahada in the Iqamah in
case the Iqamah is part of the prayer since it is Haram to make any additions to the
prayer. The Late Sayyed (ra) does not rule that the Iqamah is part of the prayer; this is
merely a hypothetical argument.

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Chapter Seven:
Miscellaneous rulings which people
misunderstand
Part 5: Ruling regarding
Latmiyah and Tatbir in Muharram

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Part 5: Ruling regarding Latmiyah and Tatbir in Muharram


So many people have come to me and told me you and your stupid Marja Fadlushaytan
[sic] say that latmiyah is stupid, shame on you, and you call yourself a Shia. Again this is
a pathetic lie.
The Truth
Question:
alsalamualaykum / Please analyze the legitimacy of certain actions done by different
groups of Muslims on Ashura (fasting, celebrating, cutting, etc.) and tell us what is the
recommended behaviour.
Answer:
The methods established as authentic for commemorating Ashura are holding Ashura
consolation gatherings, crying, and reciting the visits (Ziyarahs). Moreover, it is also
permissible to slap the chest lightly, provided that it does not harm ones body. As for
hitting the head with sharp objects (Tatbeer) and the backs with chains, they are
forbidden and they are odd practices that have nothing to do with our religion.
Source: http://english.bayynat.org.lb/readers_mail/readers14.htm
Tatbir
Today many people from the Shia school of thought come and attack the Late Sayyed
because he has forbidden Tatbir, and not only attack but sadly accuse us of not being
Shia.
Using chains and swords to hit ones self is forbidden, and not at all the way we should
revive the memory of Imam Al Hussein (as).
Imam Al Ridha (as) says:
Revive our memory, may Allahs mercy be upon he who revices our Memory.
When he was asked
And How shall we revive your Memory, He said:
To revive our memory, you should teach the people our teachings, and narrate to them
our Narrations.
And this is the opinion of many of our prominent Maraji of Taqleed, such as:
Ayatullah Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah
Ayatulah Sayyed Mohsin Al Hakim
Ayatullah Sayyed Abul Qasim Al Khoi
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Ayatullah Sayyed Kamal Al Haydari


Ayatulah Sayyed Muhammad Sadiq A-Sadr
Ayatullah Sayyed Muhammad Baqir A-Sadr
Ayatulah Sayyed Ruhullah Al Khomani
Ayatullah Sayyed Ali Khamenie
Ayatullah Sheikh Nasr Makarim A-Shirazi
Ayatullah Sheikh Muhammad Ibrahim Jannati
Ayatullah Sheikh Youssef Sanai
Ayatullah Sheikh Muhammad Hussein Al Najafi
Ayatullah Murtada Al Mutahari Who was a student and a very close with Ayatullah Al
Khomani also issued the following Statement regarding Tatbir:
Blood matam in its present form does not have a rational or religious basis. It is a clear
instance of deviation. At least, in the present day it causes Shiism to be questioned.
Activities that do not have any relation to ...the goals of Imam Husayn (a) are razors,
blades and locks. Striking the head with a blade is the same. This is a mistake. Some
people take blades and strike their heads making blood flow for what? This action is
not mourning.
Ayatollah Shaheed Murtadha Mutahhari r.a,Howzah va Ruhaniyat, v.3

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Chapter Seven:
Miscellaneous rulings which people
misunderstand
Part 6: Opinion regarding walking
to visit Al Hussein (as) on foot on the
40th Day

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Part 6: Opinion regarding walking to visit Al Hussein (as) on foot on the 40th Day
One of the lies targeting the Late Sayyed is that he says the walk which people do to visit
Imam Hussein (as) is stupid. Again, this is a pathetic lie.
The truth
Question:
Is it true that you are against performing a congregational procession (on foot) to visit
Imam Al-Hussein (a.s.) on the occasion marking forty days after his death anniversary or
do you want it to be rationalized?
Answer:
I am not against walking to visit Imam Al-Hussein (a.s.), especially that visiting him is
recommended whether on foot or on the back of an animal or driving, but all I did was
warning against the negativities of consecrating this principle in Iraq, including the
danger through which one would be casting himself to perdition, as well as hindering
the work of the administrations and the people for days, which violates the Muslims
general order. In other words, the issue of walking or riding to visit the Imam must be
subjected to the circumstances that impose on one to come on foot and on another to
come riding. It should not be turned into a tradition that might disrupt the religious
responsibilities concerning other duties or pose danger on mans life.
The Collective Visit and the Visit of Ashura:
Regarding the authenticity of Ziyarat Ashura, His Eminence (ra) explains that the chain
of authorities of Ziyarat Ashura is weak; however, we find no problem in reciting the
Ziyara while avoiding the phrases that we have certain reservations on such as those
that undermine the unity of Muslims; such as the parts of cursing that was never
adopted by the Imams. Furthermore, it contains what appears to be a clear
contradiction with the Quran. It is mentioned in the Ashura visit that Allahs creation will
turn to them *the Imams] and they will hold them accountable, while the Quran clearly
states: For to Us *Allah+ will be their return; then it will be for Us to call them to
account. (88:25-26). Moreover, cursing never was the style that the Imams adopted.
The chain of authorities of the collective visit (Az-Ziyarah Aj-jamia) is not verified.
Regarding At-Tawassul supplication, it is not established to be authentic, especially in
terms of its content, as it is not acceptable to beseech or solicit anyone other than Allah,
even if one is asking for intercession. One ought to invoke Allah by the intercession of
the Imams.

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We say that when one wants to invoke Allah and ask for the intercession of the Prophet
(p.) and Ahl El-Beit (a.s.), he has to do so through Allah, according to the following
formula: "O Allah, let him intercede for me," meaning that we ask Allah to make any of
them intercede for our sake, and not ask for their intercession directly, for Allah is the
One Who has honoured them with the privilege of intercession to whom He pleases.
When His Eminence (ra) was asked about the Husseini Turba, his answer was as
following: The source of the Husseini Turba is the entire soil of the city of Karbala. It is
brought from Karbala by merchants who make and sell them. As for the Hussaini Turba
in the jurisprudential sense, it is the soil taken from inside the holy shrine of Imam AlHussein (a.s.), and it is believed that it either does not exist or it is rare. The Turba is
merely one of the things we prostrate on, and it does not enjoy any singularity, knowing
that we can also prostrate on earth, plants which are inedible and not worn, and even
on paper. The Prophet (p.) says: The earth has been made for me a mosque and its soil
a means of purification. However, it is impermissible to offend or disgrace the meaning
or symbolism of the Turba whatsoever.
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Chapter Seven:
Miscellaneous rulings which people
misunderstand
Part 7: Al Wilayah Al
Takwiniyya

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Part 7: Wilayah al Tikweeniyya


The term Wilayah Takwiniyya means that Allah has given Prophet Muhammad (p.) and
the Members of Household (a.s.) the mandate to run the universe or at least a part of it.
Religious scholars are divided between those who believe in it and those who do not.
And we tend to agree with those who do not, because if Allah does not interfere and
has left running the universe to other distinguished creatures (Angels, Prophets etc.)
then they are independent in assuming their responsibilities and this is what the
religious scholars have agreed to refuse. It is clear in this case that rejecting the
mandate leads to rejecting the Wilayah At-Takwiniyya.
If this Wilayah means something else: That they (Prophets and Imams) were honored by
Allah in asking them to run the universe, although He is the true administrator and the
only source of power, we say that since their role is to guide people to the right path,
any other task does not conform to this role. It is also not necessary to enable them to
perform this role.
Miracles do not constitute a proof in this regard. The miracle is an exceptional action
that Allah made certain Prophets performs to prove their case. But it is not a proof of
the Wilayah At-Takwiniyya, since it is not a constant attribute. In any case, what is
relevant here is that Allah has ensured in His Holy Book that He is the only creator and
the only One Who runs this universe, and that He has no partners. If the angels were
given a certain role in running certain affairs, they are not independent, rather, and
according to the Quranic text, they follow His orders. Moreover it has not been proven
that, with the exception of the angels, anybody else, especially, Prophets and Imams,
have any role in running the universe. The traditions that say otherwise are either false
because they contradict the Quran, or not authentic.
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Chapter Seven:
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Part 8: Wilayat Al Faqih

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Part 8: Wilayat al Faqih


The issue of Al Wilayah At-Takwiniyya is closely related to the issue of emulation and the
matter of guardianship of the jurisprudent (Wilayat Al Faqih). Historical reference
explains that the Shiites used to refer to scholars; however, it is not clear whether there
was a supreme authority, whether a single person or a counsel that they emulated in a
comprehensive manner, since at that time, they did not have the means to be on a
constant touch with one person which made it impractical or unrealistic for Shiites to go
back to the scholars in all matters.
They used to go back to the religious authorities in their own areas, and some of them,
like Sheikh Al Mufid and Sayyed Al-Murtaza, became so famous that they were referred
to by Shiites in remote places, but this does not mean that they constituted what could
amount to a supreme authority, whether in its comprehensiveness, or in its prorogation
in time.
Wilayat Al-Faqih is a jurisprudential issue, and to get to know its details, the ordinary
person ought to refer to the opinion of the religious authority he emulates. There is no
evidence that it is one of the doctrinal issues, nor is it considered conventionally to be a
doctrinal issue. Moreover, being a consequence of believing in the Imamate does not
make it a doctrinal issue. The Mujtahid jurisprudent enjoys the guardianship and
authority to run people's general affairs which require such guardianship, and by
general affairs we mean the things that are concerned with the public order, on which
the balance in the lives of Muslims and other people is based, in a way that preserves
their political, economic, social, and security interests, and others, and through which
the order of their life as a society is preserved. His authority also includes the
guardianship over those who have lost their guardian, including the adolescents and the
insane and the like. Moreover, since the guardianship of the jurisprudent had not been
established in the religious texts of the Holy Book and the Sunnah, then it is restricted
only to what is related to preserving the general order.
Wilayat Al-Faqih is unrealistic in Lebanon; that country which has an odd system We
can say that Wilayat Al-Faqih is a jurisprudential political theory in the jurisprudents'
quest for finding the qualified person to be the leader of the state. In this sense, two
theories ought to be considered: The Shura (consultation) theory, and the theory of
Wilayat Al-Faqih. In the Shura (consultation) theory, the nation holds consultation
among its various components and chooses the leader that enjoys certain
characteristics in the Islamic state that are based on Islamic jurisprudence, as well as the
Holy Book and the Sunnah. As for the theory of Wilayat Al-Faqih, it is based on the
concept that if there exists an Islamic state, then it would be natural that it is ruled by an
expert jurisprudent surrounded by consultants, knowing that it is permissible to object
on his opinion and criticize him. Imam Ali (a.s.) also used to say: "Do not talk to me as
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you talk to tyrants. And do not think that I cannot tolerate words of truth or calls for
justice." Moreover, certain Shiite jurists see that the jurisprudent enjoys a special social
guardianship represented by looking after the affairs of orphans and endowments.
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Chapter eight:
Conclusion

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Conclusion
I want to get one thing in everyones mind. Almost everything the late Sayyed (ra) says,
many other Scholars say, but why dont they attack the other scholars and only attack
Sayyed Fadlullah (ra). I dont understand.
We all have the right to differ with each other.
Here are some words From Sayyed Fadlullah regarding the right to differ with others:
If I allow myself to differ with you, and I claim that it is my right to differ with you, why
do not I allow you to differ with me?
Suppose you are well aware of a certain cause, while the other is not, then try to open
up and explain it to him
Suppose you know where the verity is, why do you swear at, curse, feud with, hate and
try to destroy who differs with you?
Actually, this is a clear sign of egoism and self-centrism and it also indicates ignorance
and inhumanity, why is that?
For there is no person in the entire world who can say that he is the truth; nay that he is
the ultimate truth and he represents the right while the others represent falsehood; this
is not true.
You comprehend the truth from your own point of view, because you acquired your
knowledge from the school, Hawza (religious school), or the cultural club, and you
reached this conclusion.
Thus, your perceptions are derived from your culture and environment; it is not that
Allah disclosed all the secrets of the universe for you.
A poet once said: Say to whomever claims to have acquired all the knowledge that he
has acquired some things while others were left undisclosed.
No one in the entire world can say that he possesses all knowledge.
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e9s2keSXZw (Bayynat Channel)
People need to know something else; that it is no ones job to sit and judge people. That
is Allahs job, not ours.

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Lastly, I would like to mention the following:


Disrespecting and acting rudely towards religious scholars is more like a war waged
against Allah, for Imam As-Sadiq (a.s.) narrated that Allah said: He who insults a
guardian of Mine (religious scholar) has indeed set himself up to fight Me, and I am the
fastest to come to the aid of My guardians.

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Fabrications Targeting Grand Ayatullah Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra)

Second Edition

Brother Ibrahim Mustapha


Edited by: Bayynat Office Lebanon Translation department

This book is written to expose and end all the lies and fabrications targeting the late Grand Ayatollah, the
Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra), and to end all hatred shown towards the
Late Sayyed (ra).
This book uses sources from books of the Late Sayyed Fadlullah, sources from the Sayyeds Website
http://www.bayynat.org, and we also use videos of lectures of the Sayyed himself speaking, all the links
and references are shown in this document.

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