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Laayla

What Now?

Bismehe Ta3ala,

Assalam Alikum.

Whenever the topic of death arises, people try to stay away from the discussion.  For many, it is an uncomfortable subject, but Sub7an'Allah Allah always reminds us about it in the Quran.

"Allah does not give any breather (or let up) to anyone for death when its fixed time comes." (Surah 63:11)

 

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Every person (nafs) will taste death, ....." (Surah 3:185)

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"... no one knows (where) in what land (or place) he will die". (Surah 31:34)

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Wherever you may be, death will overtake you, even if you should be within towers of lofty construction. But if good comes to them, they say, "This is from Allah "; and if evil befalls them, they say, "This is from you." Say, "All [things] are from Allah ." So what is [the matter] with those people that they can hardly understand any statement? (Surah 4:78)

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In Lebanon, we are constantly reminded of death.  Whether it is the martyrs, family members, or from accidents death is heard about in a daily basis.  

I have a vivid image of death.  I saw a dead mouse once.  First, I didn't notice it, but there was a wretched smell.  I was looking to see where it was coming from.  I found it hidden between fake flowers.  I wanted to dispose it, and I got a metal utensil to put it in a plastic bag.  Of course, I wrapped my scarf around my nose, because the stench was unbearable.  I saw it's yellow front teeth sticking out.  But what was the eye opening image that I was left with?  It was the hundreds of white maggots that was crawling out of it.  

I was crying and talking to myself at that point.  Is this how I will end up?  That my grave will be a house of maggots? (bayt al dood)

Oh God have mercy on us.  

God sends us so many warnings and signs throughout our life time. We are not for this world.  Every living thing will experience death.  A fact of life, if only people realize there time in this world is limited, would so many crimes, and evilness exist? Unfortunately, many people see death as far away and live carefree.

If more people would focus about where they will eventually end up, I think this world would be an easier place to live in.  But people plan 30, 40, 50 years ahead and will do whatever it takes to reach there goals.  But the real question is, "What have you done for yourself for the Hereafter?"

M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah

Laayla

Where Has the Haya Gone?

Bismehe Ta3ala,

Assalam Alikum.

One of the many reasons why I love living among the Shias in the Dahiya is some sisters hold majalis at their homes and invite neighbors, friends, and family.  Majalis, is a gathering where we listen to a recitor who describes the events that unfolded of the martyrdom of the Ahulbayt.  The third narration of the martyrdom of Sayyida Fatymah is taking place now and this specific majalis are entitled "Fatamiyya."

Great reverence is given to Sayyida Fatymah.  We learn from her how to be the devoted mother, wife and daughter.  She perfected how to worship God.  She also perfected in haya (modesty/shyness) and 3iffa (chastity).

 Western culture promotes individualism with attitudes of "mind your own business" and "to each his own."  Yet, Prophet Mohammad teaches us كلكم راع وكلكم مسئول عن رعيته  Every one of you is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock."

Time and time again when hijab is brought up you can see so many camps for or against hijab.  Even those who do observe hijab, it is not followed by what Allah wants but according to their liking or latest fashion accessory.  When Muslim sisters and brothers bring up the topic they are encouraging sisters to complete their hijab.  It is not a matter of self righteousness or hypocrisy to advise the sister.  Of course the person advising should first know the rules of observing hijab and secondly they themselves are wearing it correctly. 

Imam Ali said,"Chastity is the zakaat of beauty and grace." (Ghuraral Hekam)

The labels "haram" or "moral" police are thrown around too.  I can understand why these words would be used for individuals who are belligerent or who make it out to embarrass you, which is not the way we approach anyone about any matter.  Both ways are wrong and incorrect!  Always approach with kindness, warmth, and gentleness and NEVER in front of a crowd.

Finally, I just want to address that we should never look at any sin lightly.  Many of the sins we might fall into we see it disparagingly.   We should always work on improving ourselves in obeying Allah swt.  Don't look at any sin lightly and brush it off as it was nothing.  One of those sins is when sisters beautify themselves in front of non mahrams.  Yes, God loves beauty and beauty is not a sin, but when a sister enhances her looks by makeup, racy clothing, finger nail polish in PUBLIC (key word, in front of strange men) all this is haram and you are sinning.  

In closing, a du3a from our beloved Imam al Mahdi.

O Allah!
· Award dignity and peace of mind to old people,
· Confer repentance and turning away from sin to our young people,
· Bestow modesty and chastity to our women.

وَعَلَىٰ مَشَايِخِنَا بِٱلْوَقَارِ وَٱلسَّكِينَةِ

وَعَلَىٰ ٱلشَّبَابِ بِٱلإِنَابَةِ وَٱلتَّوْبَةِ

وَعَلَىٰ ٱلنِّسَاءِ بِٱلْحَيَاءِ وَٱلْعِفَّةِ

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    • Beating oneself in grieve is from shaitan?
    • Another interesting blog entry. I learn so much from you, Sister. Alhamdulillah for all your help. 
    • Peace be upon you O Uthman, the namesake of Uthman the son of Amirul Mumineen [Ali].
    • Wa Alaykum Salam.  What you have quoted from Tafsir al-Safi goes back to Tafsir al-Askari [a Tafsir which claims to originate from the Eleventh Imam]. This is the translation: قال رجل للصادق عليه السلام فإذا كان هؤلاء العوام من اليهود لا يعرفون الكتاب الا بما يسمعونه من علمائهم لا سبيل لهم إلى غيره فكيف ذمّهم بتقليدهم و القبول من علمائهم و هل عوام اليهود الا كعوامنا يقلّدون علمائهم فان لم يجز لأولئك القبول من علمائهم لم يجز لهؤلاء القبول من علمائهم فقال عليه السلام بين عوامنا و علمائنا و بين عوام اليهود و علمائهم فرق من جهة و تسوية من جهة أما من حيث استووا فان اللَّه قد ذمّ عوامنا بتقليدهم علماءهم كما قد ذمّ عوامهم و أمّا من حيث افترقوا فلا، A man said to al-Sadiq عليه السلام: If the common people among the Jews did not have any other way to obtain knowledge of the Book except through what they heard from their scholars - then why did He blame them for their following of the scholars and acceptance from them? Further, is it not the case that the common people among the Jews are like our common people for they [our common people] too follow their scholars, so if it is not permitted for them [the Jews] to accept from their scholars then is it not also impermissible for these [our common people] to accept what their scholars say? He عليه السلام said: Between our common people and our scholars and the laity among the Jews and their scholars there is a difference in one aspect and similarity in another aspect. As far as the similar aspect is concerned then just as Allah censured our common people for the blind following of their scholars He did the same in censuring their common people, but as for the divergent aspect then No [he did not censure it].   قال بيّن لي ذلك يا بن رسول اللَّه قال إنّ عوام اليهود كانوا قد عرفوا علمائهم بالكذب الصريح و بأكل الحرام و الرّشا و بتغيير الأحكام عن واجبها بالشفاعات و العنايات و المصانعات و عرفوهم بالتعصب الشديد الذي يفارقون به أديانهم و إنهم إذا تعصبوا أزالوا حقوق من تعصبوا عليه و اعطوا ما لا يستحقه من تعصبوا له من اموال غيرهم و ظلموهم من أجلهم و عرفوهم يقارفون المحرّمات و اضطروا بمعارف قلوبهم إلى أن من فعل ما يفعلونه فهو فاسق لا يجوز ان يصدق على اللَّه و لا على الوسائط بين الخلق و بين اللَّه فلذلك ذمّهم لما قلّدوا من قد عرفوا و من قد علموا أنّه لا يجوز قبول خبره و لا تصديقه في حكايته و لا العمل بما يؤديه إليهم The Narrator said: Explain it for me O the son of the messenger of Allah. He عليه السلام said: the common people among the Jews knew that their scholars used to lie outright, eat the forbidden wealth, were corrupt, changed the laws from what they should be based on intercession, favours and bribes. They also knew that their scholars were excessively partisan, that they used to split up their religion because of this rivalry and used to trample the rights of those they were against and give those they are partial towards what they do not deserve of the wealth of others, they used to oppress them [the enemies of their allies] to please their biases. They knew them to perpetrate the forbidden. They [the common people] knew it in their hearts [had intrinsic knowledge] that the one who does what they used to do is a Fasiq, and it is not acceptable to consider them truthful in what they attribute to Allah or to the intermediaries between the creation and Allah. That is why He censured them when they followed those they knew for a fact it was forbidden to accept their reports or consider them truthful in what they say, or to act based on what they instruct.   وكذلك عوام امتنا إذا عرفوا من فقهائهم الفسق الظاهر ، والعصبية الشديدة والتكالب على حطام الدنيا وحرامها ، وإهلاك من يتعصبون عليه إن كان لاصلاح أمره مستحقا ، وبالترفق بالبر والاحسان على من تعصبوا له ، وإن كان للاذلال والاهانة مستحقا فمن قلّد من عوامنا مثل هؤلاء الفقهاء، فهم مثل اليهود الذين ذمّهم الله تعالى بالتقليد لفسقة فقهائهم Likewise, the laity of our community, if they recognize signs of clear-cut Fisq from their scholars, extreme partisanship, their turning towards amassing the wealth of this world and its prohibited items, destroying the affair of the one they are biased against even though extending assistance to him is what is appropriate,  showing compassion, good-will and charity to the one they are biased towards even thought humiliating and chastising them is the appropriate response - then the one among our common people who follows such Fuqaha are like the Jews and those who are censured by Allah the Elevated because of their following of corrupt scholars. فأما من كان من الفقهاء صائناً لنفسه، حافظاً لدينه، مخالفاً لهواه، مطيعاً لأمر مولاه، فللعوام أن يقلدوه. وذلك لا يكون إلاّ بعض فقهاء الشيعة، لا جميعهم فان من يركب من القبائح و الفواحش مراكب فسقة فقهاء العامّة فلا تقبلوا منهم عنا شيئاً و لا كرامة لهم. As for the one among the Fuqaha who protects his soul, preserves his religion, opposes his caprice [desires], and obeys the command of his Master then it is upon the laity to follow him. There are only some of the Fuqaha of the Shia who are like this, not all. As for those who perpetrate the despicable and abominable acts the way the `Amma [proto-Sunni] scholars do then do not not accept from them about us anything and they are not to be honoured.
    • The following link will take you to part 2 - http://www.shiachat.com/forum/blogs/entry/315-the-impact-of-cognitive-distortions/
    •   This is what I learned from you Hameedeh.
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