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  2. There is something fascinating I read years before this question came to mind as to "Where are 12 Imams mentioned in Quran" at that time, I bought a book title "Aal e Rasool say Bughz kyun" by Syed Muhammad Jawwad Mehri. In that book, the author showed a remarkable thing that opened my mind. He first mentioned the following verse 36 from Surah Tuba: إِنَّ عِدَّةَ الشُّهُورِ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ اثْنَا عَشَرَ شَهْرًا فِي كِتَابِ اللَّهِ يَوْمَ خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ مِنْهَا أَرْبَعَةٌ حُرُمٌ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ ۚ فَلَا تَظْلِمُوا فِيهِنَّ أَنْفُسَكُمْ ۚ وَقَاتِلُوا الْمُشْرِكِينَ كَافَّةً كَمَا يُقَاتِلُونَكُمْ كَافَّةً ۚ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الْمُتَّقِينَ {36 [Shakir 9:36] Surely the number of months with Allah is twelve months in Allah's ordinance since the day when He created the heavens and the earth, of these four being sacred; that is the right reckoning; therefore be not unjust to yourselves regarding them, and fight the polytheists all together as they fight you all together; and know that Allah is with those who guard (against evil). The author then mentions that here the word الشُّهُورِ is used which is taken from "shehr" which is a singular form and it has two meanings in Arabic language one is: "Month" and another is "Knowledgeable man or wise ". The author says that the plural which is used in this verse is "الشُّهُورِ " is actually also used by Hazrat Abu Talib a.s, the uncle of Prophet PBUHHP and father of Imam Ali a.s, in the context of "Wise men" and not in the context of "months" in his poetry. Second argument which he gives is that if "الشُّهُورِ" means month than what about the other verses where "أَشْهُرٍ" is used as months and not "الشُّهُورِ" one of this example is as follows from the surah Tauba verse 2: فَسِيحُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ أَرْبَعَةَ أَشْهُرٍ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّكُمْ غَيْرُ مُعْجِزِي اللَّهِ ۙ وَأَنَّ اللَّهَ مُخْزِي الْكَافِرِينَ {2} [Shakir 9:2] So go about in the land for four months and know that you cannot weaken Allah and that Allah will bring disgrace to the unbelievers. The author further says that the above verse 36 should have been translated as: [Shakir 9:36] Surely the number of wise men (Imams) with Allah is twelve knowledgeable men in Allah's ordinance since the day when He created the heavens and the earth, of these four being sacred (Due to their name being after the name of Allah that are Imam Ali a.s, Imam Ali Zainul Abideen, Imam Ali Reza a.s and Imam Ali Naqi a.s as Ali is name of Allah so one should not exaggerate or look down upon those names); that is the right reckoning; therefore be not unjust to yourselves regarding them, and fight the polytheists all together as they fight you all together; and know that Allah is with those who guard (against evil). I believe that was very wise analysis of these verses and I enjoyed reading a new thing which a believer must be aware of. I hope with the passage of time much more information will be extracted through valid chain of narrators.
  3. Yes this a good news for Pakistan but unfortunately system is the same. Problem is not only corrupt individuals but also this system of democracy.
  4. If in our country you find no one eligible for that. Then voting for him/her is Harm? Let's suppose you have one party of Pharon and other of Yazeed. Whom you are going to vote? :-P
  5. I don't think so fallible person can have these kind of attributes. Being honest, ameen, righteous and keeping yourself away from sins through out your life is nearly impossible. We need to find some Saint to make him Prime minister.
  6. He is devout in the sense that he has dedicated his life to Islamic philosophy, but he and his son don't actually pray everyday. Anyway, as for the point about tahreef, that is half-true. Tahreef was a more open discussion among Muslims in the formative period in general, and not uniquely among Shi`is - that are many Sunni reports that amount to tahreef. It would be incorrect to say that the majority of our scholars believed in tahreef. Tahreef was a prominent (but not universal) belief prior to the Buyids, but the Buyid-era scholars (Saduq, Tusi, Murtada, arguably Mufid) didn't believe in tahreef. It pops up again among later scholars like Majlisi and Ni`matullah al-Jaza'iri, but it has disappeared again in the modern seminaries. Both those who accepted and rejected tahreef agree that we must use the Quran that we have now as the main criterion of our religion. So the practice of yay and nay sayers is pretty much the same and inconsequential. As for the point on khums, every reasonable person agrees on the need for transparency, he's neither the first nor the last to call for it.
  7. Lolz, people are happy more than they are happy on the eid day.
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  9. Story of Imam Ali [AS] giving his ring to a beggar during namaz.
  10. I really fail to understand why Pakistanis are celebrating. Now Peoples party will come into power and they are much worse than Nawaz Sharif. Do shias support Zardari just because he is shia? It doesn't matter how corrupt he is?
  11. Sects are because of the people who tried to invent their ideas to suit their interests without having any regard for true faith. People of different sects in Islam are allowed to marry each other. There is no true sect except true face of Islam and true face of Islam is the one which Believes in Allah, Believes in Prophet PBUHHP and believes in the divine 12 successors about which there is a tradition in Sunnah.
  12. indeed it is a beautiful feeling
  13. I am interested to learn Quran with recitation and tafsir. Plus if there be future courses about Arabic grammar.
  14. What is the time duration for teaching Quran ?
  15. Sorry. At the moment I only know one thing 'Gone Nawaz Gone'!!!!
  16. Sorry eThErEaL We are warned in Matthew 7 about pouring your heart out in front of those who prefer to destroy it. Kinda tough dealing with someone who sits on the only pinnacle of truth, can say whatever they like because everyone else is beneath them. It happens every time school lets out, and a sign that prejudice is still part of the curriculum.
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  18. Our madhab (along with its ahadith/sermons collection) principally revolves around one personality i.e Prophet Muhammad (SAW) who is the best guide and the last messenger. All other Muslims are his followers and servants. Those who served him well will be remembered InshaAllah. We have multiple Jumah Sermons and we also have in our books recorded 4 Juma Sermons related to each Caliph which is about praise of Allah and His messenger (saw). As you may have noticed that apart from the mention of prophet (saw) in our most common Jumah Sermons** we make mention of 4 caliphs including Ali (ra) we also mention Hassanain (raa) and Fatimah (ra) and also Hamza , Abbas. any other names are rarely mentioned. We believe that following and praising Ahly Bait or Ashab is because they followed the footsteps of Prophet (saw)... otherwise they did not have their individual statuses. **(as also quoted by Allama Thanwi, a Sunni scholar [of deobandi thoughts, who are generally considered more opposed to Shias] in his book "Juma ke Khutbe" Pg 63 published by DARUL ISHAAT) Yes.... i have seen this more in deobandi/salafi mosques and I think that they should mention Ahly bait (as) more than they usually do without any fear that sunnis would adopt shia thoughts. I think that one reason for mentioning Umar (ra) more than any other caliph (as Uthman (ra) is also not mentioned as much) is because Umar's reign was prosperous and is regarded as sound era with much to learn about positive sides of Islam. Unfortunately, we as Sunnis, now a days even struggle to follow prophet (saw) as much as we should and you are talking about Ahly bait? BTW do Shias obey Ahly Bait? We eat because we also reliable ahadith about its permissibility by prophet (saw) and some narrations are mutawatir: "We chased a rabbit at Mar-al-Zahran and the people ran after it but were exhausted. I overpowered and caught it, and gave it to Abu Talha who slaughtered it and sent its hip or two thighs to Allah's Apostle. (The narrator confirms that he sent two thighs). The Prophet (ﷺ) accepted that. (The sub-narrator asked Anas, "Did the Prophet; eat from it?" Anas replied, "He ate from it.") al-Bukhari According to Ahlus Sunnah, dhub is "haram"... it is eaten by some ultra-salafists. However, I have researched the topic and its clear based on a reliable hadith in Sunan Abi Dawood that eating Lizard (Dhub) is prohibited (decision came at later stage like many other things which were gradually forbidden). Regarding eating Hyenas etc... the largest group of Ahlus Sunnah i.e. Hanafi do not allow it based on hadith in Muslim and Bukhari while others consider it as permissible game. so it is a controverisial matter like that of sea-food.
  19. JONY IVE ISNT THE GENIUS, MARC NEWSON IS!!!! marc newsons designs can literally inspire the next imac or ibook.
  20. By the above definitions 2: yes!! Anyone who fulfil these criteria can be listed under sadiq and ameen according to Pakistani constitution!!!
  21. وعلىکم السلام 1: according to article 62 and 63 Has adequate knowledge of Islamic teachings and practices obligatory duties prescribed by Islam as well as abstains from major sins”. The law under Article 62 also states that he who shall be elected a Member of Parliament should be sagacious, righteous and non-profligate, honest and ameen, there being no declaration to the contrary by a court of law.. !
  22. 5:72 is pretty straight forward as well. There's still confusion here. The first half of 4:171 says; People of the Book, do not go to excess in your religion, and do not say anything about God except the truth: the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, was nothing more than a messenger of God, His word, directed to Mary, a spirit from Him. Note it says Jesus is, #1 a messenger, #2 His word, #3 a spirit from Him. Many things in the scriptures are mentioned in threes. Everybody is focusing on the messenger. The physical person of Jesus. A flesh and blood god. It doesn't matter how you look at it, the physical person of Jesus could not be anything more than a vessel, just like every Prophet, so why is Jesus given such status? How could it ever come to this? It's a longer study but ties in with #2, "His word". Why is this here? Does it confirm the opening of the Gospel according to John?
  23. wait, does anyone know about personal tour guides for Ziyarat in Iraq? I'm also interested in possibly going to Madinah as it's much safer.
  24. Assalam Alaikum, Can you please tell me why there are sects in Islam and which one is correct. And are people of one sect allowed to marry people of another sect?
  25. It is not haram to see photos of women without hijab that were taken with the woman's permission or while she is in public. It becomes haram if a person looks at the photos lustfully.
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