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  1. 5 points

    Is this wrong?

    salaam sister, Here is some soft love advice and tough love advice. Heed either or neither Soft love: You are better off than 50% of the people in this world and 50% of the people are better off than you so be thankful that you are better of than the 50% and be patient and hopeful that Allah may make your situation even better inshallah Tough love: Since we are sharing college sob stories, I worked 20-40 per week while taking a full load of classes. More often than not, my lunches were a bag of microwave popcorn and coke. On fancy days, a friend of mine and I would buy an up-size burger meal at McDonalds where he would eat the burger and I would eat the fries (before we knew about the beef extract in fries thing) and we would share the drink. I, literally, had the worst car on campus - the gas guage was broken meaning I had to remember to fill up eat every 250m or get stuck without gas. Heck, my car had an old t-shirt for a seat cover. Moral of the story is that no matter how sad your life is, I bet someone on SC has a sadder life story. So stop feeling sorry for yourself and get on with life.
  2. 4 points

    Ate/Eating/Will Eat?

    @notme your fig coookies look awesome! My mum used to make similar cookies but with dates. Anyway, we made desi version of shawarma at home. Grilled chicken with fresh salad and extra light mayo so they are quite low cal. I still wanted to have a dinner after eating two of those.
  3. 3 points

    Is this wrong?

    All these hardships that you're going through will make you feel all that much better when you succeed. Rich kids at my university pay for weekly private tutoring, mock exams and for their assignments to get done while we struggle, work hard to pay the bills and maintain grades. It's not easy, but in my opinion, definitely worth it. Accomplishments feel so much better when you know you've put in blood, sweat and tears to make it happen - From another 22 year old with similar problems.
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    Hijab and its intention

    @Afsaneh14 Guys who have no respect for women are not going to change all of a sudden. Trust me the purpose of Hijab isn't to help men control their urges. I hope no one believes that this is the prime purpose of Hijab. Hijab is an Islamic obligation that must be respected. Anyone who has true belief in Allah and some sort of piety will recognize the importance of it. Women should be honored that Allah revealed a whole verse to honour them. Bibi Zainab(as) went through all that pain only to save the message of Islam. Not wearing hijab is disrespecting the whole message of Karbala. Ahlulbayt (as) have more knowledge than any of these random so called 'PHD Quranist' who claim that Hijab is not compulsory. The only way to understand a verse in the Quran is through Ahlulbayt (as). It is crystal clear that Allah has made hijab obligatory. Forget about us guys. Why do women look for statistics to see if not wearing hijab results in more rape etc You hijab is your own freedom.
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    Thank God there are people who still show interest in Persian culture. and yes, of course! You would have to check the process though. And make you sure you find something long to cover up. If you are just visiting for the first time, they will be sympathetic toward your type of dress.
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    Salam, Watch Ammar's strong response to those ignorant people who say to us 'where in quran does it says 12 Imams?' Worth a watch for those who haven't.
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    ShiaChat Upgrade 2017! We Did It!

    Hello: As you can see, the site has changed! The admin team is proud to announce our upgrade to IPS Board Version 4.2, the latest version of the software. This adds new features, improves site look and function, and will hopefully fix some outstanding issues (like the frequent Gateway 504 error). Further information about new IPS 4.2 features can be found here: https://invisioncommunity.com/news/invision-community-42-r1030/ Changes bring new adjustments and exciting new opportunities to enhance the site. Some things you may have noticed: Changes to the look of the homepage - more compressed look, slight color changes, "Recent Posts" box at top, Poll of the Week, expanded list of Popular Contributors. Three options of homepage viewing - traditional table view, grid view, and the new fluid view (accessible at home page near "Start New Topic") New reaction system of likes - Like, Sad, Confused, Haha, Thanks Empty profile pictures now replaced with a letter. Some minor display changes in the mobile version. The admin team is open to any feedback concerning this upgrade, and responding to that feedback as appropriate. Based on some feedback already, we've re-integrated the chatroom with the upgrade and added a "New Topics" feature on the home page. This is a work in progress. Some issues may be immediately fixable, while others may need a new software version. Also, be aware there's always an adjustment period, and we all may have differences of opinions. But we'll work hard to accomodate as much as we can. Thanks!
  8. 2 points

    Favorite Cheese

    Ranker ranked people's favorite cheese as listed in the poll. What is your favorite? Comment if your favorite cheese is not listed.
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    Servant of Hussain or Allah?

    Imam Ali a.s said: "Whoever teach me a word, I will be his servant". Prophet ( PBUHHP ) said: "Ali is mine and I am his". Which means whatever Ali a.s said is said by Prophet. So, according to this information, I am servant of Hussain but I worship Allah AWJ.
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    Hijab and its intention

    The story about Fatima Zahra AS wearing hijab in the presence of a blind mind shows that hijab is not just for protection from prying eyes of a male, but for one's own self, to preserve the female's dignity and respect. Many women are modest without covering their hair, but the Holy Qur'an mentions hijab so our Ulema say it is wajib. Please see this short section called The Qur’an and Hijab; https://www.al-islam.org/hijab-muslim-womens-dress-islamic-or-cultural-sayyid-muhammad-rizvi/quran-and-hijab
  13. 2 points

    ShiaChat Upgrade 2017! We Did It!

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  14. 2 points
    I have Bipolar Disorder and it's hard. Since being on medication, rarely do I feel suicidal unless I've been triggered by something. And I haven't been manic since receiving treatment. My moods are generally stable now. I can't imagine having Bipolar Disorder AND a couple of personality disorders. Borderline is particularly tough. But I'm sure you're a stronger person for them. My tips: 1. Attend private and group therapy 2. Journal 3. Do what makes you happy 4. Make a gratitude list 5. Speak up whenever you're feeling down 6. Surround yourself with people who understand and support you.
  15. 2 points

    Is this wrong?

    Do you really have to work? I was talking around 18 credits per semester and was working full time. I start with sweeping a floor. I had dreams and i work hard for it and Allah helped me. You don't wanna know my story. We went through a lot. I had days where i slept without eating (In ramadan). When I was in college I had no social life, and I hard to work like a maniac to pay my bills. I was getting 4 to 5 hours of sleep on average. I am not saying i am some big shot now but hey I am working my way up. I am blessed that Allah has given me such a great life. I am better than billions of people. Do i want more? Yes, of course but that's human nature. We are never happy, but if look around I think I am blessed. Many people in this word have no home, no food and I have everything. I think the key is look at people below you and you will feel much better. If you are still not happy with your progress than you should work harder in your life. Probably, you will need to sacrifice a lot but there is no shortcut to success. If you are ready to pay the price I am sure you will achieve your goals. Remember one thing never back up.
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    Hijab and its intention

    jazakallah brother for this. it really has opened my eyes
  17. 2 points
    Miss Wonderful

    Ate/Eating/Will Eat?

    am going to try a samosa for the first time, but its in the form of cocktail samosa..will update soon. its really good if you love spicy hot things...its like a tiny bread triangle thats toasty and filled with all sorts of red hot cheeto spices, its amazing. i find inner peace when i eat samosa. i find nirvana
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    As much as I despise Nazis and their ilk, I think it's worth remembering that what we are seeing is mild in comparison to the reaction there would be in any other part of the world to the social changes that have happened in America over the past few decades. We might think it is terrible that these white people fear losing their majority status in the coming decades, but does anyone think any non-Western country would tolerate such a thing? It would be the majority rioting there, not some fringe minority. So yeah, these people are mostly racist scumbags (although like Trump I allow for the possibility that some decent people may be mixed up in it all), but let's not try to portray them as uniquely racist, when theirs views would be fairly mainstream if put into the context of many of the countries people on this website come from. They are only really racist relative to the rest of the population of their country (or 'the West'), rather than compared to the rest of the world. But then, many these days seem to claim that only white people can be racist anyway... Aside from that, I think this whole movement to remove statues and rename buildings (which has become increasingly common recently) is infantile and needlessly provocative. Most 'great' people from the past in all parts of the world would be judged as terrible by today's standards. It's better to just let the past stay in the past.
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    Verily Allah decreed that killing one innocent soul is like killing all of Mankind.
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    Hijab and its intention

    Salam. As a medical worker, perhaps you have exception about touching a patient, but the touching should be professional like taking their blood pressure or temperature, helping them sit up, get out of bed, walk to the toilet, etc. Hijab is not only to keep men from seeing your hair and body. When you wear hijab you walk and talk appropriately. Your own behavior is affected when you don't wear hijab. There was a famous hadith about the Holy Prophet SA informing his daughter Fatima Zahra AS that a blind man was coming to visit him and she put on hijab before the blind man entered the house.
  22. 2 points

    Is this wrong?

    Contentment isn't going to come from accomplishing or attaining things. It is a state of mind that must be cultivated by gratitude. Comparing yourself to others will only kill your happiness - don't do it.
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    Hadith about Ariza to Imam Zaman AS

    Salam. It's mentioned in a dua book, Mafatihu 'l-Jinan. https://www.al-islam.org/organizations/AalimNetwork/msg00282.html
  24. 2 points
    May Allah bless your mother, who shall be returning towards the arms of the Amir of the Mu'mineen. Her tears shall not dry by meeting him, the Mowla of the Mu'mineen. She shall create a resting place for you, by Allah I swear!
  25. 2 points

    living with non-muslim roommates

    Sister, salams I think you should not sell the inheritance your father has left for you ,without serious consideration. But have courage sister. Keep an eye on opportunities to move. Insha Allah you will find something. As brother has suggested, you should still contact some Shia organizations and inform them of your problem. I am sure they would love to help you in whatever way is possible. Best Wishes.
  26. 2 points

    Dua to avoid a painful death

    The best dua is Ayat Al-Kursi, after that: رَبَّنَا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَكَفِّرْ عَنَّا سَيِّئَاتِنَا وَتَوَفَّنَا مَعَ الأبْرَارِ 3:193
  27. 1 point
    Dear sister, It is not about your baby being a Sayed. It is about your baby being YOUR baby. You seem to be putting more emphasis on his title than on his well being. I humbly suggest that you get rid of such egoistic reasoning before going to Hajj. And I say it with total courtesy, forgive me if I sound judgemental.
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    The Quran says, [Shakir 5:32] For this reason did We prescribe to the children of Israel that whoever slays a soul, unless it be for manslaughter or for mischief in the land, it is as though he slew all men; and whoever keeps it alive, it is as though he kept alive all men; and certainly Our messengers came to them with clear arguments, but even after that many of them certainly act extravagantly in the land.[Pickthal 5:32] For that cause We decreed for the Children of Israel that whosoever killeth a human being for other than manslaughter or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind. Our messengers came unto them of old with clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty), but afterwards lo! many of them became prodigals in the earth.[Yusufali 5:32] On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land - it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our messengers with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land.
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    "If a person isn't your brother in religion, he is your brother in humanity."
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    ShiaChat Upgrade 2017! We Did It!

    There are a couple of changes that I would like to see as well. The Admins are still tweaking things. I hope your suggestion is approved.
  31. 1 point
    3.84. Abd al-Malik b. Jurayj https://sites.google.com/site/mujamalahadith/vol1/book-of-narrators/abd-al-malik-b-jurayj [1/198] الكافي: علي بن إبراهيم، عن أبيه، عن ابن أبي عمير، عن عمر بن أذينة، عن إسماعيل بن الفضل الهاشمي قال: سألت أبا عبد الله عليه السلام عن المتعة فقال: إلق عبد الملك بن جريح فسله عنها فإن عنده منها علما، فلقيته فأملى علي منها شيئا كثيرا في استحلالها ... فأتيت بالكتاب أبا عبد الله عليه السلام فعرضت عليه فقال: صدق وأقر به [1/198] al-Kafi: Ali b. Ibrahim from his father from Ibn Abi Umayr from Umar b. Udhayna from Ismail b. al-Fadhl al-Hashimi who said: I asked Aba Abdillah عليه السلام about Mut`a so he said: go and see Abd al-Malik b. Jurayj and ask him about it for he has some knowledge in it, so I met him and he (Ibn Jurayj) dictated a lot of material in regards its permissibility to me ... then I came with the book to Aba Abdillah عليه السلام and presented its contents to him, so he said: he (Ibn Jurayj) is truthful, and he (al-Sadiq) affirmed it. NOTES: Ibn Jurayj, ʿAbd al-Malik b. ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz, was an early Meccan scholar considered to be from the Taba’ Tabi’ina. According to the sources he was born in the city in 80/699 and died in 150/768. His grandfather Jurayj (George) had been a slave of Byzantine origin who belonged to a woman of the Meccan Khālid b. Asīd clan, part of the Banū Umayya of Quraysh. Either Jurayj or his son was set free, and thus became a client (mawlā) of this clan, a legal status that their offspring inherited. The narration in question should not be taken to mean that he was a full-blown Shi’i in the sense of being a follower of the `Aimma as al-Kashshi explains: محمد بن إسحاق، ومحمد بن المنكدر، وعمرو ابن خالد الواسطي وعبد الملك بن جريح، والحسين بن علوان الكلبي هؤلاء من رجال العامة، إلا أن لهم ميلا ومحبة شديدة، وقد قيل إن الكلبي كان مستورا ولم يكن مخالفا Muhammad b. Ishaq, Muhammad b. al-Munkadir, Amr b. Khalid al-Wasiti, Abd al-Malik b. Jurayh (sic. Jurayj) and al-Husayn b. Ulwan al-Kalbi, these were men from the `Amma (proto-Sunnis), except that they had an inclination and excessive love (for the Ahl al-Bayt), and it is said that al-Kalbi was hiding (his faith) and was not of the Mukhalifin. Ibn Jurayj narrated a few narrations from al-Sadiq and his main teacher Ata b. Abi Rabah did the same with al-Baqir. Both are associated with the “Meccan school” of jurisprudence which is said to be allied to the teachings of Ibn Abbas. This ancient school has a number of parallels to the teachings of the Ahl al-Bayt [consider the issue of Mut`a] which should be investigated further.
  32. 1 point
    Formula milk would be better than having another woman breastfeed him. Switch him to it gradually before you leave. Milk from cows and goats can sometimes lead to an upset stomach or the child being uncomfortable until he gets used to it and you wouldn't want an added stress for the baby on top of him being seperated from you.
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    How to get rid of ego? Big Problem!

    Brother you have rightly understood. It is highest most dangerous thing that keeps one away from true worship. So you should know every one is creature of Allah. So you are not special. Second if you consider yourself higher or important or more knowing than others it leads one to he'll. So gradually think and rethink over it and practice it in your practical life. May Allah guide you. Again its humility that make one to be with Ambias on day of judgment.
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    Is this wrong?

    That was interesting, discussion @Islandsandmirrors These are little things sister, I have read people who saw such things which would cause us cry but they did not and they rose from their disappointment. I remember only one thing in my life:- If I be unable to make any contribution in my surroundings and make it a good place to live, I will at least try to die with good faith along with definite principles so that I carry with me good things which are currency for the next world.
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    Is this wrong?

    Thank you I appreciate that.
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    Is this wrong?

    @Islandsandmirrors life sometimes becomes so boring and stalled that we begin to think that nothing is happening in our way as we want. So, during that time sister, be patient and do not give up but try little bit and pray, Insha-Allah, everything will be fine.
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    O'Brother! Secret intrigues are forbidden by the decree from Allah. Part away from her until you lawfully wed with her that is better for you. If her parents do not approve then leave her. Verily that is better by the straight path ordained by Allah.
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    Writing a story - ghost writing

    W Salam it depends on the contract. If they want "you" to write the story, then you can't give someone else's story as yours. but if they want a story, no matter written by who, then no problem.
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    Thank you. That article is not in the top ten on their website. If more people read it, that would be great.
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    Hillary Clinton 2020

    Hello, Hillary Clinton? No, I think Obama thinks he can run again. He is breaking the time honored precedence of US Presidents moving on after their last term. But, some people have trouble letting go. Just look at Putin and Mugabe. All the Best, David
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    living with non-muslim roommates

    Nay! By Allah! You shall leave before the first prayers! By Allah! Show the hypocrites a last chance, If they repeat, Do not return. May Allah bless you, Oh daughter of Adam!
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    Yeah, I am also not old enough as compared to many and now I know the answer of my question, When will I be old ? I will remain young before many!!!!!
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    May Allah bless everyone.
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    I am sorry, I don't have the verdict with me that you ask for. But while somebody else answers your question, how about reading the following topic?
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    Uncle watches porn....

    Honestly, no one with a sound mind moves to another country solely for porn. There are people who change their homes for a better lifestyle (I would sign that if I could economically afford that). However, just for porn... No way. To begin with, it's on the internet. In the second hand, it's an acquired habit, not something you are forced to watch. Thus it's not the country you live in what pushes you to watch porn, it's merely the addiction you have developed. It's better to grow some self-discipline instead of making such bad decisions that affect the whole family. The country a family lives in is not something to be decided by the lack of ability of a head of family not to watch porn when he is alone. It affects many people in many ways, and it's rather selfish and pointless to think carelessly the other way.
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    Uncle watches porn....

    May Allah help him to come out of this problem.
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    How late in the day you can say your 5 farz salaats?? Azan and sun rise and set timing of my city for the previous day: Date Fajar Sunrise Dhuhur Asr Maghrib Isha Jul 29 3:49 am 5:22 am 12:16 pm 5:07 pm 7:09 pm 8:42 pm
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    My sister is an athiest...

    (1) Your sister is right that the character of people does conform to their environment. But that is only partly so. It is possible for a person to be born in an environment that does not nurture good qualities and yet be a good man. There are lots of people in the world who did not have a fruitful upbringing but have turned out to be good people. So her argument is not valid. 2a) Once again, she is right that doing good in the hope of heaven iis selfish. But she is wrong that doing good for the sake of Allah is selfish. There is no substance in her argument. Ask her how that is selfish. 2b) As for doing good to people, it is certainly a good idea. No one denies that. 2c) But it does not undermine the fact that if God is deserving of obedience, then doing good for His sake is not selfishness at all. 3) Allah claims that He is the Most Merciful of the merciful ones. And He is also the most Just of the Just. So if she doesn't believe that, it is no use arguing with her about hell or heaven. * * * The first thing you can do to help her is to prove to her from her own life that God is the most merciful of the merciful. If you can convince her of that, the rest becomes easy.
  50. 1 point
    :Sami II

    Interest- Banking...

    (salam) Once again our scholars are very quiet about this most important topic as they don't really explain to you the truth. They hide behind misleading words here and do not tell you the real definitions and real meanings in accordance to the :Quran and to the definitions today. They are clever and have covered themselves as they are quoting the truth when they make decrees on interest and other issues. But they leave it at that , and let you the gullible people to think that the interest and money the :Quran speaks of is the same as the money and interest that is available today. This is far from the truth , but it is a very clever tactical manoeuvre to steer away from this subject. I'm not going to speculate as to why they do this though I have my theories , and it's their call at the end of the day as telling you the truth or not the truth has consequences to the :Ummah. Before I continue any further let me stress that this is not an attack on our scholars and I have respect to many who are knowledgable and do serve the :Ummah to the best of their abilities, many might have their hands tied and cannot openly say many things , and there might be some that might have no so good intentions. Once again I'm not here to pass judgement and please don't PM me for more details as I'm not into backbiting. Now lets start with simple definitions ;( as I have explained on SC countless times ) Money today is not the money as stated in the :Quran. The :Quran definition is that it is a medium of exchange that has an intrinsic value equivalent to the good or service being exchanged . eg gold or sliver has a value and this is exchanged for so thing of same value such as livestock or a service. This is determined by the market and not manipulated by a few banks or individuals. Todays money is a worthless piece of paper or plastic that have no real value but a perceives value and soon it will be just digits on a screen , It has not backing such as gold which was the case not long ago. It is just printed when it is required and created out of thin air on your computer screen by banks. It is printed by private companies and not governments that belong to the people . Now ready for the worst thing , money today is the :Riba that the :Quran talks of , it's not the interest you get from the bank this is what I call the lesser :Riba , the greater :Riba today is money. It is a debt instrument called a promissory note that is traded in the financial markets very heavily , the money markets , the currencies , futures , swaps , arbitrage , and bond markets . Money is an IOU issued by banks on interest on interest on interest that will never be paid back till the time the nation ( private corporations ) defaults and the bankers come in and take all the nations resources including the people. This money is secured and guaranteed by your babies , this is not metaphorical but it is literal sense , as every child born is used as guarantee and as collateral to issue this money. It is the worst form of :Riba that exists today. All countries including the IRI are involved in this atm. Any nation who tries to escape this is blown back to the stone age. Then their is your name , the account is in your name e.g. JOHN SMITH , this is not you . It is the commercial representative of you that was created at your by your country which also happens to be a private corporation. It is a trust and the trustee is the central bank insured against your living self as collateral by the insurer. This is no conspiracy theories guys , it s real accounting processes and banking procedures. I have witnessed it first hand. When you say it is your money , it is not , it belongs to JOHN SMITH , which in turns belong to the central bank and the insurer , in which the STATE has been placed as your guardian of the good ( you ) . Also you heard of the law maxim " possession is nine tenths of the law ", well the bank has "your " money so it's theirs really. And all money has serial numbers which traces back to the mint , making is legally their and they are just allowing you to borrow it . Therefore the money does not belong to you, so you are not the one who is receiving interest or the money and the money is not money and the interest is not interest. The OPs question is like asking which is the :halal way to do a :haram act , a haram act that is the worst cancer to society . You might say that there is no choice , in which our :Deen allows :Taqqiya , but this can only be done if you know the true circumstance of your situation . You have to know the real enemy and the real sin , so you may seek mercy from ;Allah swt. But they won't tell you this no matter how many times you ask . WS