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How do you evaluate whether or not the State is Islamic?
Fadlallah of Lebanon responds to the query: Do democratic elections give religious legitimacy to the winner so that the constituency should obey him?
Sayyad Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah of Lebanon responds to the question: You issued a fatwa prohibiting the purchase of American and Zionist goods, but you allowed traveling to America. How do we reconcile the two fatwas?
Sayyad Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah of Lebanon succinctly answers: "What is the religious hijab? What is its importance?"
What is the religious basis for female circumcision, which happens in some Arab countries? Is circumcision a social custom or a religious obligation, and what are its roots? And is it true that it was originally a Jewish practice?
Fadlallah of Lebanon responds to the queries: Does the hijab of women mean covering hair? If so, what evidence supports this definition?
Sayyad Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah of Lebanon responds to the question: Should we boycott American goods?
Fadlallah responds to the request: Can you explain the difference between Jews and Zionists?
What is the ruling on female circumcision? Is it permissible or forbidden?
Fadlallah of Lebanon responds to the question: Are suicide attacks legal in Islam (especially those against Israel)? Is the person who carries out the attacks a martyr? What does Islam say about women carrying out suicide attacks?
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