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  1. 5 points
    Ali_Hussain

    In laws..

    I don't want to be the harbinger of doom, but with some people, you are damned whatever you do, you get a job and don't give up all your money, you are such a selfish person. You get a job and do less house work, you are such a lazy person. You get a job and spend less time in the house, you are such an anti social person, etc etc, some people can turn anything against you. You need to move out.
  2. 4 points
    http://edition.cnn.com/2016/04/04/asia/pakistan-attack-religious-intolerance/index.html It's biased, deceiving, and blown out of proportion propaganda like this that's destroying our country's image- geared towards proving that everyone in Pakistan hates Christians. Some of the points raised are so ridiculous it's not even funny. 'Strange to see armed men outside a place of worship' !? Have you ever been to Pakistan? Go look at the number of guards outside a Shia masjid. This news piece is making it look like Christians in Pakistan are under some sort of state-sponsored apartheid.
  3. 3 points
    E.L King

    Hamza Yusuf and Black Lives Matter

    Comments by brothers @Abu Hadi, @baradar_jackson and @roya1b100d on the following thread is similar to where I stand. http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235039813-muslims-in-the-west-seperation-vs-integration/?page=1
  4. 3 points
    narsis

    Memorising Surahs..

    Bismillah. Salaam. I mention 11 tips for memorizing the Qur'an that are based on educational experiences: 1- Ikhlās; The first step for beginning memorizing is your intention that has to be purely for the sake of Allah (s.w.t.). 2- Correct pronunciation and reading; This step is achievable through listening a lot to good reciters of the Qur'an. In this step I suggest you to have a good teacher who is able to read and teach Arabic well. 3- To set the daily limit for memorizing the Quran; For example set one page for your daily memorization and do it in a certain time (for example 10 a.m. every day and set another time for practicing and repetition. 4- Do not exceed your limitation! It is not recommended to begin new portion/chapter unless you memorize the current part well that is attainable through repetition during your day. It is also suggested to recite the memorized parts loudly in order to gets inscribed in your mind. It is also useful for you to practice your memorized parts with someone who is also doing that. 5- Only use one version of the Qur'an; It is because your mind begins to used to the handwriting of that version and that handwriting is going to be carven in his mind. To change it will end to confusion. 6- Try to understand the meaning of what you are memorizing; The best way for memorizing the Qur'an is to comprehend it. So it is so recommended to have a good Tafsīr and use it for understanding the meaning and the logical relationship between the verses. It will help you to inscribe what you've memorized in your mind for a long time. 7- Do not begin new portion before your previous one gets fluent; Do not also begin new Sura unless you memorize a Sura completely. 8- Recite what you've memorized for others and ask them to correct you; The person who is also memorizing the Qur'an is recommended one. 9- Repeat what you've memorized continually! 10- Be aware of the similar passages; "God has revealed the best reading material in the form of a Book with similar passages which refer to each other and make the skins of those who fear their Lord shiver. Then their skins and hearts incline to the remembrance of God. This is the guidance of God. He guides whomever He wants. No one can guide those whom God has caused to go astray." (39:23) The Qur'an consists of 114 Sura and 6236 Ayah in which there are similar verses and the memorizer person has to be aware of those in order not to confuse them with each other. 11- Golden ages for memorizing; The best period for memorizing the Qur'an is until 23 years old due to the freshness of mind. With Duas. Narsis.
  5. 3 points
    HayderM

    [LAWS]Makeup with hijab?

    3. Beautification of Women 3. Is a woman allowed to line eyes with kohl, to put mascara on her eyelashes, and to wear rings in both hands? A woman is allowed to put kohl or similar cosmetics on her eyelashes and also to wear rings provided it is not done with the intention of drawing lustful attention of men towards herself. http://www.al-islam.org/hijab-muslim-womens-dress-islamic-or-cultural-sayyid-muhammad-rizvi/common-questions-about-hijab-and
  6. 3 points
    starlight

    In laws..

    @certainclarity yes, tactfully, but also quickly and efficiently. Once resentment starts to build up then things get difficult to fix. The overall atmosphere in the house is not inclusive and welcoming towards the OP, she is feeling like an outsider in a place that is supposed to be her home, not a good environment for a marriage to thrive.
  7. 3 points
    starlight

    In laws..

    Salam Revert sister, You don't have to live with them . So ask your husband to move out. and it's not a matter of if he wants to move out or not, it's his responsibility towards you. It's your right to have your own place to live.. I disagree with You don't have to prove your love by working like a servant.It's not her job to cook and clean for his family If he recognises her efforts and sees how she is suffering then he better do something about it.
  8. 3 points
    Ali_Hussain

    Memorising Surahs..

    Wa alaykum assalam, It depends how intensively you want to do it, but if you upload the Qur'an to your phone and listen to the surah that you are trying to memorise that helps, along with reading it a few times a day. It is also beneficial to listen to the preceding surah so that it is already in your head and listen to the one or two after it that you would have already memorised so that you retain them better. Start with the shorter ones and move through the Qur'an backwards. If you can put aside 15 minutes a day to intensively try and memorise 5 verses that also helps. These are the kinds of things that I do when I'm trying to memorise new surahs and my memory isn't very strong, it might go quicker for you if your is. Good luck insha'Allah
  9. 2 points
    Ali_Hussain

    A ShiaChat Reunion?

    I suppose it depends, statistically, more people are logging into facebook than ever before. I was basing my answer on having spoken to a brother who used to be very active here, I was trying to get him to come back, he said that he was happy on fb as Islamic pages were more active than sc.
  10. 2 points
    hayaah

    A ShiaChat Reunion?

    Hardly anyone uses facebook these days....
  11. 2 points
    Ali_Hussain

    A ShiaChat Reunion?

    That is part of the reason, however I believe that the forum died due to moderation issues, there were many, many occasion in which new members would come and ask a question only to have the thread locked and them to be told to just use the search engine. What did the mods think was going to happen? That kind of behaviour, first of all comes across as rude, and secondly doesn't allow the user to develop a taste for what this forum is supposed to be about. There are of course other issues, such as facebook being such a popular platform.
  12. 2 points
    In debt management circles the 'light bulb moment' is when someone hit with the problems of managing debt and related financial problems suddenly realises that the solution lies within them and their spendthrift lifestyle. Following 'the lightbulb moment', the individual chooses a lifestyle that does not involve so much consumption and thus improves their personal finances. But arriving at the lightbulb moment is a challenge. People have been brainwashed to believe that they must have xyz products and services and woe upon anyone who dares to suggest that these are luxuries and not necessities. We have, today, a prevailing ideology that other people should not be criticised for their lifestyle choices. People are said to be free to choose whatever it is that makes them happy and as long as it is 'legal' it is ok. Of course if enough people do something illegal it becomes possible to reclassify it as legal, but that is another story. We've therefore evolved into a society where the people who wish to take advantage of the emotional and rational frailty of others are given a free hand. The countervailing forces are stymied. In contemporary society a significant means by which people express their choices is via the market in terms of what they buy. In a politically correct world the only parties to the buying and selling are the customer driven by their internal desires and the seller driven by the need to make a profit. All too often the seller does their work with ruthless efficiency, and if they don't they go bust. And if the customer makes poor choices, political correctness again weighs in and it isn't acceptable to criticise them. Neither the people around them can do this and neither can government. The market itself sometimes imposes restrictions, bad behaviour can result in higher insurance premiums, and an inability to manage debt can result in fewer credit card issuers willing to do business - but the focus here is on protecting the sellers' businesses rather than the customers' welfare. In some extreme political circles the case is made, that people who are on e.g. foodstamps should not be allowed to buy alcohol, but this is often seen as unfairly restricting the freedom of the poor. Occasionally the issue becomes overwhelming and government can't avoid taking its responsibilities and it does run campaigns against specific products such as tobacco, salt and now there is a proposed sugar tax in some countries. But that is rare. Certainly no government can recommend that people spend less, for fear of destroying the consumer economy. Another factor driving change has been the impact on public health finances of those people making poor lifestyle choices and in some areas of the UK, the health services are trying to restrict the amount of (free) healthcare given to people who are obese or who smoke. This approach is commonsense. People can either take the Islamic approach to controlling their nafs, or they can take the economic approach and suffer the financial consequences - but the end point will be the same. Perhaps the 'free-to-choose' ideology was just an artefact of a society that could afford this luxury and if times become more straitened, they'll also become more enlightened?
  13. 2 points
    Dhulfikar

    What is Salafism?

    This is an good video from Jonathan Brown about "What is Salafism". I think it is just an basic description, so there is no deep detail on Salafism belief.
  14. 2 points
    sakura1994

    [LAWS]Makeup with hijab?

    Allah is beautiful and he love beauty just don't put too much make up that make you look like clown
  15. 2 points
    Tell him if time and space are creations God does not rely on time and space they rely on him and an absence of evidence doesn't mean a lack of evidence.
  16. 2 points
    Noor al Batul

    [LAWS]Makeup with hijab?

    lol, she asks a question in the Sisters' forum and all the answers, till now, were provided by brothers... Alhamdulillah, sister. It is good to hear that you started wearing the hijab (I assume you mean the head-covering?). Keep in mind that hijab is not limited to your head-covering alone. Therefore, the aforementioned answers should be helpful, I hope. The plainer you keep it the better though, I understand that if you just recently started observing the hijab it might be a bit difficult for you, right now. But we all struggle in the process to please Allah - keep Him always in your heart and mind and try Ma`asalama.
  17. 2 points
    RevertSister

    In laws..

    @starlight jazakAllah for what you've said I Deffo agree with you! once just because I didn't clean the bathroom floor and went to my mums house. I came back and his mum started shouting at me in Gujarati. She was angry cos she had to clean but the day before I cleaned everything in general, the floor didn't even need washing. Then she complained so much to my husband about how she had to clean :S and then she said I can't go to my mums house. I put my foot down and said to my husband and said I'm allowed to go to my mums whenever and how many times I want. My husbands mum wasn't happy she said I had to go to my mums when it suits her and when she doesn't have any plans. When this happened I knew I wanted my own space, I'm not a child and my husbands mum sure made me feel like one. Also made me feel I can't do as I please within reason of course. In Shaa Allah I do move out because I don't see this living arrangement working.
  18. 2 points
    Shaikh Hakim

    In laws..

    Sister, I'm not defending your husband and more importantly, I don't want to turn you against him. Choose wisely. Divorce is the last solution. Maybe you accepted his situation before marriage. Maybe he appreciates your efforts and he is going through hard time and you should help him. Or maybe he is an unfair person. he broke his promises etc. There are possibilities. Guys, we are not here to run a human right campaign for her. I express my condolences for her though. we must offer her a feasible solution Sister, I'm just saying Choose wisely.
  19. 2 points
    Shaikh Hakim

    Memorising Surahs..

    Salam The best way to memorize the holy Quran is to recite it too much . Reflect on the meanings and improve your recitation and try to recite it as much as you can. I know people who memorized the holy Quran this way.
  20. 2 points
    Al-Hassan

    Hadith Of The Day

    ـ حدثنا أحمد بن محمد [ بن ] السناني ـ رضي‌الله‌عنه ـ قال : حدثنا حمزة بن القاسم العلوي العباسي ، قال : حدثنا جعفر بن محمد بن مالك الفزاري ، قال : حدثنا محمد بن الحسين بن [ ي ] زيد الزيات ، قال : حدثنا محمد بن سنان ، قال : حدثنا زياد بن المنذر ، عن سعيد بن جبير ، عن عائشة قالت : قال رسول الله صلى‌الله‌عليه‌وآله : علي سيد العرب فقلت : يا رسول الله ألست سيد العرب؟ قال : أنا سيد ولد آدم وعلي سيد العرب. قلت : وما السيد؟ قال : من افترضت طاعته كما افترضت طاعتي The Prophet Muhammad(saw) said: 'Ali(as) is the Sayyed(master) of the Arabs. 'Aisha said: O Allah's Messenger, are you not the Sayyed of the Arabs? The Prophet(saw) said: I am the Sayyed of the sons of Adam(as) while 'Ali(as) is the Sayyed of the Arabs. 'Aisha said: And what is a Sayyed? The Prophet(saw) answered: The one whose obedience to becomes obligatory just as obedience to me became obligatory. [Ma'ani al-Akhbar]
  21. 2 points
    Ali_Hussain

    GINGER!

    Apple and ginger juice is a great combination.
  22. 2 points
    If it were up to me, I'd use stoning as a last resort. I'd hang or use the guiliotine, swifter, quicker and equally as frightening as stoning. I don't feel bad for people who rightfully deserve to get stoned, my main concern is people getting wrongfully convicted and stoned based on hearsay rather than forensics.
  23. 2 points
    Salaam, In all honesty the man you named is not the only one in this world who preaches wrongful messages and calls for wrongful actions. I feel as though you'll always have such individuals everywhere you go. The best thing we can do is pray and make rightful choices. And I'm sure authorities across the globe would be on a look out for him if he had some influence in the Boston bombing.
  24. 2 points
    von Lohengramm

    Edoardo Agnelli

    W/s Having given up his vast wealth, converting to Shi'a Islam (out of all religions/sects), it's very unlikely. Further, I think it was his uncle or some friend that said he'd never commit suicide. The documentary explains it a bit more. Like with many prominent figures in history, there'll always be people who'll conjure up some bs in order to defame the individual.
  25. 2 points
    StrugglingForTheLight

    Making Dua For Each Other

    Salam everyone Despite clear proofs and clear knowledge of the truth of the religion, my mind is wondering off to look for reasons to disbelieve in the true religion for purely my lower desires and uncertain opinions. Pray that I overcome this pitiful state, and don't give up what I know for what I don't and not give up on what is certain for what is doubtful.
  26. 2 points
    NormaL_UseR

    Seek Life

    Dear soul Won't cure your woes Through empty words Can't you hear, can't you feel Your heart is weak Find a cure before you die For this heart is the key to life Where to look, whose help to ask The city of knowledge Roam it's wondrous streets Renew your love, with every step Feel that heart beat once more Seek life dear friend,
  27. 2 points
    S2 Ali

    Give a Salawat! [OFFICIAL THREAD]

    Allah Humma Salle Ala Muhammadin Wa Aal-e-Muhammad, Wa Aj'jil Faraja Hum
  28. 2 points
    Hameedeh

    Give a Salawat! [OFFICIAL THREAD]

    Allah Humma Salle Ala Muhammadin Wa Aal-e-Muhammad, Wa Aj'jil Faraja Hum
  29. 2 points
    notme

    Do you talk out loud to yourself?

    When I talk, I'm the only one who listens whether I'm alone or not.
  30. 2 points
  31. 2 points
    Hidaren

    I have to pay for it

    My suggestion is if you cannot attract someone to love you with your face then try it with kindness and beautiful actions such as helping others and smiling all the time conjoined with respect. These days people are searching for someone who is beautiful from within. And do not forget praying, Allah will help you. Never allow others to convince you with sins.
  32. 2 points
    Ali_Hussain

    Hadith Of The Day

    1547 / 17 - جامع الأخبار: عن النبي (صلى الله عليه وآله) قال: " أفضل الزهد في الدنيا ذكر الموت، وأفضل العبادة ذكر الموت، وأفضل التفكر ذكر الموت، فمن أثقله ذكر الموت، وجد قبره روضة من رياض الجنة " Jami' al-Akhbar: From the Prophet, peace be upon him and his family, he said: the best asceticism in this world is the remembrance of death, and the best worship is the remembrance of death, and the best contemplation is the remembrance of death, so he who burdens himself with the remembrance of death will find his grave like one of the gardens of Paradise. 1548 / 18 - عوالي اللآلي: عن النبي (صلى الله عليه وآله) قال: " ان القلوب تصدأ كما يصدأ الحديد، قيل يا رسول الله وما جلاؤها؟ قال: قراءة القرآن، وذكر الموت 'Awali al-Laali: From the Prophet, peace be upon him and his family, he said: verily hearts rust the way iron rusts, it was said: O Messenger of Allah and what is its polish? He said: the recitation of the Qur'an and the remembrance of death. Mustadrak al-Wasa'il, v.2, p.104
  33. 2 points
    The concept of Imamah rests upon the principle of divine justice. Divine justice dictates that God will do whatever he can in his power to bring us closer to him in the best of ways without ruining the "test of the dunya." So for example, he won't send us down an angel as that would ruin the test, however, God will do everything he can in order to help us best in our religion. If this is the case, then having an Imam who is ma'sum (an Imam who teaches Islam without error) would be considered a grace from Allah towards us in order to preserve the religion in the best form. Having an Imam is superior to having no Imam, or having an elected fallible Imam, so logic dictates that Allah will do whatever is best. The 12 Imams are mentioned in authentic Sunni works such as sahih muslim. Narrated Jabir Ibn Samura: The Prophet (S) said: "The matter (life) will not end, until it is passed by twelve Caliphs.”He then whispered a sentence. I asked my father what the Prophet said. He said, the Prophet added: "All of them will be from Quraish." Sunnis today admit they don't know who the twelve are.
  34. 1 point
    As the school-term comes to an end, and there was some time that I could spare for my self, I've thought a lot about how my views on life, religion, man's relationship with God, and the world around me, have changed over the years. This is going to be a pretty random rant - but I guess that is what blogs are for . As of now, it has been 4 years since I moved to the seminary in Qom, and while there are many brothers and sisters here who spent many years on ShiaChat, many of them have either asked for their accounts to be deleted, with all of their posts, or have completely abandoned the forum all together or visit once in a while. I'm one of the handful of those who have not asked for my account to be deleted. All my posts from my early teenage years to now mid and late-20s are there. Personally, I never felt I had anything to hide - my posts are pretty much who I am. One can clearly see the early phase of an excited teenager learning a thing or two about the religion, with very deep-rooted presumptions about life, to a hyper kid getting accustomed to a some-what celebrity status, loved & hated by so many, to then entering university life and maturing up (some may disagree ), and eventually entering into the work-force, married, moving to a different country, kids etc. While browsing through my earliest posts back in 2004, I was really able to just reflect on not just how much I have changed, but even how much influence (positive or negative) people on this forum have had on me. Of course this was not happening in a vacuum. I was interacting with all sorts of people - albeit behind a screen. There are so many real names, user-names, and names that I don't even remember - all of them - that I can recall, and in hindsight, see how each and everyone of them played a role in the development of my ideas, the stances and decisions I made in life, the open-mindedness I developed, or even the doubts I may have developed over various issues, and the questions that would remain unanswered for months and years. This is very obvious for me even while I study in the seminary. The questions I may ask, the extent of tolerance I may show, the critiques I may mention, the willingness to really question some of our "famous" theological or historical views - some of these things make other students and at times even teachers really uncomfortable. Nevertheless, I believe this is in part due to what transpired on this forum and I am happy for it. This forum was like a large community center. It wasn't a community center for a specific ethnicity, or a culture, or converts or a specific gender. This forum for a large part was a community for those who either didn't have access to a real community where they lived, or were not satisfied with the communities that they belonged to. I believe it represented quite accurately the state of the Shi'a (primarily in the West) for a large part. It collectively represented the views that persisted and continue to persist amongst the Shi'a. Unfortunately, it is this portion of the Shi'a populous that often gets unnoticed outside of virtual reality. The inability of those leading us (for the most part) to really dissect and decipher the state of an average Shi'a's mindset, has really been one of the major issues for our communities in the West. The ignorance towards the epistemological framework that an average Shi'a growing in the West acquires through the education system or simply by living there, the delusional presumption that somehow a sub-culture contained within the 4-walls of a building will be able to preserve itself and overcome a dominant culture outside, the satisfaction of merely entertaining the audience with shallow lectures & speeches - while not addressing important and crucial matters: the cure for all of this seems to be have been missing in the last few decades, primarily due to ignorance towards it. On a rare encounter I may have with a lost-long SCer, Its interesting to see how many stayed religious as they were, or were irreligious and become religious, or remained irreligious, or how so many are now going through a faith crisis as they have grown and began questioning and pondering over life's crucial mysteries. Reflecting back on what views I held and what views I hold now, nostalgia overtook me and I started browsing through old posts, old pictures, audio and video files that I still have saved from a decade ago (had a seriously good laugh over some audio files of @SO SOLID SHIA I still have with me). It is really weird how all of a sudden around 2012/2013 the forum just died. As if everyone switched off their plugs and disappeared. People definitely have to move on with their lives, no doubt about that. Of course there were some people who left much earlier, but this sudden silence is really absurd and that it wasn't replaced with a new batch of talented, and educated individuals is really hard to explain. Perhaps those members who are still lingering around from the early 2000s ( @Gypsy @DigitalUmmah @Darth Vader @Abbas. @Haji 2003 @Abu Hadi @Wise Muslim @Qa'im @notme) and are still in touch with those who have left, maybe they can work on a ShiaChat Reunion of some sort. Perhaps get in contact with old members and request them to make a moment's appearance and leave some remarks on what they are up to in life! What changes have taken place in your lives, in your views, in your lifestyle - if any? There were some members I had such a great time with, and it felt as if we would remain friends forever. It would be great to be able to reconnect with them. @Baatil Ka Kaatil @Matami-Shah @Zain @Hasnain @Abdulhujjah @Peer @fyst @Syedmed @Nida_e_Zahra @hmMm @SpIzo @venusian @sana_abbas @fatimak @HR @asifnaqvi @Bollywood_Hero @phoenix @blessing @zanyrulez @wilayah @Hajar @Zuljenah @LaYdee_110 @fadak_166 @raat ki rani @Friend of All @queenjafri @Simba @Path2Felicity @3ashiqat-Al-Batoul @-Enlightened @karateka @A follower @hameedeh @lethaldefense @kaaju barfi @Friend of All @Ya Aba 3abdillah ...there are dozens of other members if I keep going.
  35. 1 point
    To answer your question in your first post, I think you want to know how we can prove that universe had a beginning without using the infinite regress argument. This can be done easily, we just use the argument from contingency since all existence is contingent in and of itself since there is nothing about matter or even existence that makes it necessary, it could of all not been here.
  36. 1 point
    That's what I am thinking, anyhow I am of European descent and don't see anything wrong with Iranian/South Asian features. I could understand social standing but by whose to be precise? I thought the Aga Khans are spiritual leaders, why the worry for social standing?
  37. 1 point
    zainabamy

    GINGER!

    Ginger biscuits aren't complete without a good cup of tea to dunk them in
  38. 1 point
    Salam guys !!! Can anyone tell me the real definition of miracle and why atheist doesn't believe on it? One of my classmate is an atheist who says that the universe is based on laws of science which can't be broken and he says that magic is nothing there is always a science behind it but miracle is not a magic and there is no science behind it but still they argue ?
  39. 1 point
    von Lohengramm

    Edoardo Agnelli

    I thought I'd post this in honour of this man. It might be chance to get to know who he was for those who've never heard of him.
  40. 1 point
    Salam Personally I was non-Muslim for about five years, and one the constant things that made me think about Islam was the promise of the Mahdi. The promise of an exalted chosen leader by God bringing justice to the world is so intuitive, so manifest for anyone who has faith in God. The concept of leadership and power and authority, I suggest studying a little bit of political theories regarding power and authority and today's discussion of "what is power", and "what is authority". It's very interesting because the Quran has a concept of "Taghut" which although in meaning means that which is worshiped aside from God is used in Quran specially to refer to false authority taken besides God's authority. Obeying a Messenger or a King appointed by God like Talut, however was not worshiping these beings. I thought about the talk of Taghut a lot. It's so sophisticated, and with a little spiritual awakening, you will see it's also an illusion/sorcery/magic that needs to be annulled in the hearts of humans, for it inspired by dark forces in the hearts of humanity. That is why the Quran calls it the Jibt. I think if you study a little political science, take a course or two about this subject, you will see Quran discussed key issues, in key places, and links them to important subjects. It can be said that this political subject occurs in the Quran in as much as does spiritual affairs in Quran that are discussed. I haven't counted but they are essentially linked. To make things short, there is no real authority aside from God's authority, no true person that holds that power that they "should" be followed, except those who God appoints and chooses, those who guide by the truth and you know fully well they are guided. The Quran showed to Mushrikeen, aside from that there were no equals to God to put servants as sons of God or daughters of God, the reality was it wasn't for them to choose anyways who is a means towards God and who is an exalted servant of God to be revered to get closer to God, rather, God creates and selects, they have no selection. This verse in context implies the same about choosing leaders who we are to follow to get close to God. Those who chose there own leaders have no share in the path of submission to God, because to submit to God, you must follow only those who God chooses for you to follow. Of course we were to learn from those more learned from us and teach it to others, but that is different, then holding the position of "leader" as in this person can be followed fully for the sake of following God. This includes political, spiritual, and religious leadership. This is why Quran after emphasizing in Suratal Shura that God enjoined the same religion that he revealed to Nuh, Abraham, Moses and Jesus, and to Mohammad, and emphasizes that God chooses for himself who he wants and guides to himself who turns to toward him, and then later emphasizes on the love of the family of Mohammad (42:23)...goes on to emphasize that their rule is council among themselves. This because they were to teach the teachings of the family of Mohammad through council to one another. That is to say the affair of the religion that is to unite humanity and rule them, is done through council of one another, learning from one another. This is because our aim is to follow what God revealed, which the aim is to follow the light he has brought down, which is to follow God's Signs in our souls and in the horizons, which is to follow the truth of God's beautiful names. This is was the ideal society. The axis humanity was suppose to make authority over them, was Quran and Ahlulbayt. People always do the mistakes of saying the following: God reveals to humanity certain things. We don't know what he revealed, but these people who studied to. We will follow the people who studied it, and following them is following God. This formula never worked in the past once, and always resulted in the true leaders appointed by God to be abandoned. If it ever worked, it was by unlikely chance. It's not something God would advocate. That said leadership is so essential to humanity, that surely, there will be a leader that God will unite humanity upon one day. That is clear to me. To Sunnis that leader is a normal person. So Shias, he is chosen like Prophets are chosen. Now read Quran and be honest to yourself, which one is per God's Sunnah and the whole of Quran is arguing the wisdom for?
  41. 1 point
    Hameedeh

    GINGER!

    Whenever I have a cold, I drink a cup of tea with 1/4 teaspoon of ginger powder with honey to sweeten it. Of course if I had fresh ginger I would use slices instead. Ginger snaps are spicy cookies (biscuits). I love to add ginger powder to flavor a normal "pound cake" recipe. i ginger, too.
  42. 1 point
    The overwhelming majority of humanity inshallah will be in paradise. Those who fought Imam Ali but were ignorant, maybe forgiven. They however have no share in the true religion regardless of ignorance or non-ignorance. The only people were on the religion chosen for them were the followers of Ali. Those who knew about his Wilayah, but were averse to God's choice and had even spec of hatred towards the chosen exalted position of Ali, and the chosen guiding position that leads towards God and is foundation of the religion, then there is no chance of them entering paradise, like many of verses of Quran show. Those who hate the chosen Leading guiding role of his chosen ones after it has become clear to them out for the love of Jibt and Taghut will never be forgiven. Those who twist the verses out of it's position from Quran after it has becoming clear to them, will never be forgiven.
  43. 1 point
    That's the point Enlightened. The punishment or Justice on adultery isn't cold and humanless, but the exact contrary.
  44. 1 point
    Ruq

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    O let me do one! ...Bears Umbridge Reaches Peak...no thats no good...Bears Unusual Ringtone Puzzling...no..Bears...(i'll get back to you)...Bears...
  45. 1 point
    Salam Bakir, The point of my post was to highlight how certain things are carried out and was simply to challenge the brother's premises and angle from which he came to the question at it. It was in no way intended to be a rant, even the Imam I sent a link of to on the podcast disagrees with adultery. WS
  46. 1 point
    If Islam was a "reformist" religion than people would have practiced it differently in different parts of the world as well as changing it fundamentally, and it no longer would be recognizable as a religion as we know today so your argument actually works against itself.
  47. 1 point
    Hidaren

    Imam Hassan and Hussain Death

    A group of researchers worked on this question for a long time and the answer was astonishing in each of our Imam's deaths the Jews were the real planners, and they did their work by working on world seeker Muslims such as Muawiya and ... . I have to say that if you search for Muawiya's ancestors you will find Jews in his bloodline.
  48. 1 point
    This probably doesn't deserve to be in this thread, but it is called a bread, and in has flour in so, and it is quite tasty, so I'll mention it. Irish Potato Bread http://allrecipes.com/recipe/100506/irish-potato-farls/ I have a coupe of issues with the method of preparation, I find it much easier to just beat out the mix with my hands to form a circular shape, and then cook it on a non-stick frying pan, once it is on the pan, you can flatten it out some more. The skillet method will all the extra flour gives it a funny taste, I find the frying pan method to have a more authentic taste. With some runny fried eggs it is really nice.
  49. 1 point
    Hameedeh

    Making Dua For Each Other

    (bismillah) (salam) 2:186 And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me - indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided.
  50. 1 point
    (bismillah) (salam) sunnis mostly add the sahaba's by saying: Allahomma salle ala mohammad wa alehi wa sahbehi ajma'een which is incorrect. but the one that you have quoted there is correct and sahaba's are not added there.
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