Lebanon's most influential Shia cleric, Sayed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, appears on BBC Arabic television's flagship interview programme Fil Sameem (To the Point) on Monday 26 October 2009.
In the Programme, the BBC’s Hasan Muawad, queries the imam about the most pertinent issues of Shia-Sunni relations across the Middle East. Hasan Muawad finds out whether there is a common denominator between issues facing Shias in Iraq, Bahrain and Yemen and asks the cleric’s view on the claims of Shia proselytizing in the region.
Fil Sameem also explores Mohamed Hussein Fadlallah’s stance on the system under which Iran is ruled – known as Velayat-e Faqih, or ‘Rule by the Supreme Jurist’ (currently Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) – as well as the importance of maintaining a dialogue between Shias and Sunnis.
Fil Sameen is a hard-hitting, one-to-one interview news programme, in which the host, Hasan Muawad, talks to the personalities behind the stories that make the news – from international political leaders to entertainers; from corporate decision-makers to ordinary individuals facing life’s challenges.