Question Set 3 of 3
lets get straight into this last set of questions
Bismillah Alrahaman Alraheem
I'm sorry to hear this lose. Inna Lillah w Ina Ilayhi Rajiune. I am reading al-Fatiha on his soul.
and may Allah reward you for the muharam preparations.
When someone passes away, it's only a reminder that our turn will come soon therefore we have to get prepared.
Exactly, you got it but you have it with more precise words
The reason why the islamic world was successful was because we had the best role models alive (imams and prophets where there). Today, we do have role models, but they're not socially active since they are in a state of Taqiyya (most of them). we also have the image of wahabism that is scaring the people that when i say ''Islam'' they quickly thing ''Terrorist'' which leads them to think ''No thanks, i don't need to do research on that''. . this is how the society is becoming jahelya(ignorant).
They also think that they don't need faith in order to become civilized ... they're wrong ..religion is like the mother of civilization . Civilization can not leave religion and ditch it like this in the corner, otherwise it will start crying and feeling lonely without hope..and this is exactly what is happening today.
Our messiah and their messiah is the same messiah but they have different names. that's what we need to convince.
I think that the best way to convince them would be to bring out sources from their own books
(that's how we get convinced after all..from sources from the Quran)
I know that Imam Mahdi is mentioned in the Bible several times, but we need to find the exact verse
That would be quit spectacular
Ziyara would benefit everyone in some way. If I bring a non-muslim with me, they would convert to islam just by feeling the spiritual power around around the place. When people go there, they cry and repent because their faith increase, it's like a witness that all these stuff that happened in history are true, the marks are here. They become more spiritual and more healthy. When someone is happy, his body is not happy ,it's his spirit ..it's like a refreshment =] everyone needs it once in a while to disconnect from the busy world .
if you could lead a community group of, say, 20 people from your community, how would you spread the word of the awaited imam, without being a nuisance like the mormons etc?
If they're from my community ,I would simply make an interesting series of lectures and will include the current stuff that are happening today ..this will create a kind of dialogue where people can speak and share their own opinions and think critically =] The key is not to make it boring lol . All the service if for the Imam and we don't want to give a bad quality service .
lol...i think this was one of my favourite parts of all the interviews ive done so far, mashallah. here are some more role play questions.
- ummi, what is the point of heaven and hell, if Allah doesnt care which we go to, and does not need our prayers?
- will non shia enter heaven?
- why is the awaited imam (atf) in ghayba?
Little Enlight : So Mom , I was wondering about heaven and hell, does it have a a point for Allah ?! he doesn't need our prayers he's already powerful
Mother Enlight: Allah does not need our prayers, but we're the one who need them =] We have to perform them very well in order to be purified enough to enter Jannah. We don't want to enter it with a low spiritual level right ? It's made for people who are pure only. Jannah and hell are like the result of what we're doing at the moment. we're currently doing an exam and if we did it well , we'll pass with jannah, if we failed , we'll fail by going to hell
Little Enlight: awww mommy you know i would love to pass this exam and go to Jannah .. but like I'm already a shiite ,do i need to make all this effort? will the non-shia also enter heaven? like how does it work?
Mother Enlight: Everyone is born equal,without sins . The proof is that we weren't alive before so there wasn't any opportunity to sin. During life, we'll be challenged and we'll have to use our aql (brain) which is a powerful tool from the creator, to make a distinctions between what is good and what is bad. Little daughter, you will meet some people claiming that they're shia during your life but in reality ,they don't know anything because they have a hard time rationalizing and they just follow whatever blindly .. beware of them..not all shia's will go to heaven . God doesn't judge according to our background or our culture, he judges according to the human being. If his soul is good, he is welcome to jannah. Don't forget that we have prophets who weren't aware of Imam ali (such as Adam because they weren't there when the event of Ghadeer happened) ,they will enter Jannah too because they were good human beings . At the end of the day, this judgment depends on Allah and we have to stick on our duty which is to pass this exam and make our friends pass it too
Little Enlight: interresting ... now that you have talked about Imam Ali, let's talk about Imam Mahdi.... why is he in ghayba?
Mother Enlight: He is in ghayba because if he wouldn't be in ghayba...he would have been killed already by the oppressors of peace just like they killed all the Imams and just like they attempted to Kill Jesus . So Allah decided to protect him so that no one can recognize him . After all ,he is the last of the last from the infallibles ,he will be the one that will spread the word of justice . Think of it in a good way : The more the length of occultation is long ,the more we miss him. Just like a husband and a wife .. when a husband goes travelling , the wife is looking forward to see him again, so she prepares herself =P
We have to prepare ourselves spiritually for our awaited Master.
Excellent idea MDM ! I have a twitter application on my phone, i can update it with duas while i'm in school
lol sis, you are talking to a mallang, i believe the imam is haazir aur naazir. it is only a fool who believes he is not presented with a list of our actions every day.
how about a psuedonym? which would you choose? something like kaneez hujja etc?
I would chose '' Enlight_Warner'' =] just like my first SC name. Very long story behind it
If we refuse to curse,it is similar to staying silent and when we stay silent, we are accepting the falsehood/injustice that is being spread . Those people should not see it as a bad manner , because the prophet used to curse on the bad people too...now if they ask me a hadeeth for that, I would simply show the Quran and show how many times the quran curses on the Kafiroon (disbelievers) . The prophet knew the Quran by heart, therefore he would also recite the cursing parts. Exactly like us with ziyarat Ashura.
Religion is nothing without hate and love, just like your signature states. This is the 7th and 8th pillar of islam '' forbidding evil '' and ''doing good'' . We have to hate in order to do good.
i am glad you did take so much time and effort, i appreciate it. similar to brother mufeed and other members contributions so far, you have now provided a wealth of information for curious members and guests, many of whom will never speak to you, to learn about the awaited imam and other shia beliefs. thank you, i knew you were the perfect choice to talk on this topic, you have been brilliant so far mash'Allah
JazakAllah Khair brother MDM for these questions. You're the source of benefit here because without you and your beautiful ideas (interviews, quality of questions) , we wouldn't spread our knowledge. Therefore, more than half of the reward goes to you.
May Allah keep blessing you and everyone who is reading this right now, May Allah also accept all the duas and Hajjat. I wish a wonderful Eid Mubahila to everyone. I conclude with this link :
Edited by Enlightened_x, 20 November 2011 - 03:02 PM.