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  1. 5 points

    Nouman Ali Khan was always overrated

    He wasn't for me personally, but I know many people who have benefited from his talks. I don't think he claimed to be a scholar (correct me if I'm wrong), he's a preacher/speaker that, like our speakers, will have some good and some bad. One of the difficulties of public speaking is that most people will look at you with disdain simply for opening your mouth or sitting on a minbar. You must be ready to have your looks, style, voice, lecture content, and pronunciation criticized. There's as much shaykh-hatred as there is shaykh-worship. There is also jealousy. So now there's all these people who are celebrating NAK's downfall, people that have questionable histories themselves, as a way to "get back" at the Muslim community.
  2. 4 points
    Salaam Alaykum Brother, I am a person who was suffered from serious family problems. My father didn't do his duties the way he should do, and my mother didn't too. Sometimes when I think about this, I see that I don't love them that much JUST because they didn't follow religion. Providing for family and respecting wife and children are the father's duty, and submission to husband especially in sex is a woman's duty (I didn't say these are the ONLY duties. I'm just talking about my case). Every single time that my mother rejected my father (of course they didn't ask it in front of us, but you realize it gradually), there was a big fight in the house that was supposed to be a peace place. I DO KNOW how you suffer. I'm single. I know it's even HARDER for you. For the sake of Allah, try to be more patient. Probably she would change her behavior in future. Try to show your feelings towards her even though I know it's a BIG JIHAD with all of that rejections, with all of that nights that your ego and your role as husband in the house were deteriorated. Be more patient and try to show love, patience, and your care to her. Don't lose your temper even only one time, since it ruins all of your previous efforts. Start over. Pray two Rakaats Salah and after your Salah tell Amiralmuminin that you want to do this Jihad to show your love to your wife. It's difficult and I need your help. Make her my Fatemeh. I have a word with women regardless of being single or married: Men are totally different from what you have in your mind. NEVER never reject them in their sexual needs. Be more stronger and don't use their need in sex as a weapon to punish them. A Shia Muslim never does that. Be confident and change your husband by your Islamic Akhlagh not by using a weapon against their natural desires. I also want males to understand this that when your wife submits to you it's because they love you, so be considerate to this love feeling. All of these comments and my past experience is a listen for me and to all wise people.
  3. 4 points
    @Smiles786 I don't see what the brother has done to deserve such harsh words from you. @KulluNafsin Based on what little information you gave I cannot give specfic suggestions but what but here are some general tips. 1. Don't involve family,particularly mothers, both yours or her. 2. Don't push for intimacy yet. Infact stop pursuing her for anything. I know it can be frustrating when you feel unheard but for now,take a deep breath and back off for a bit. Overwhelming the other person causes her to shut down even more. 3. Sincerely apologise to her for whatever has offended her no matter how small it seems to you,it hurt her greatly. 4. You and her seem to be in a negative cycle. To break that you need to treat her with love and kindness unconditionally.I know it's not easy when the other person is not reciprocating but nothing breaks emotional barriers like unconditional love.
  4. 3 points

    Ashura in Denmark

    Copenhagen (Denmark)- Ashura 2017 Copenhagen (Denmark)- Ashura 2017 Ashura, the anniversary of Imam Hussein’s martyrdom, held in Copenhagen along with walking in some streets, distributing tracts, and explaining the event of Ashura by Shia youth.
  5. 3 points
    "Beautiful people are not always good, but good people are always beautiful." - Imam Ali (AS).
  6. 3 points
    I am not saying who is right and who is wrong, all I am saying is that we definitely dont know the details of the matter and as such we should reserve ourselves from harsh judgement. Anyways, I hope their situation improves.
  7. 3 points

    Rebuilding Jannat Al-Baqee

    Jannut al Baq'i is a graveyard in Saudi Arabia, where many important figures in islam are buried. The main ones people know of are Imam Hassan (a.s), [second holy imam] Imam Zain-ul Abideen [Sajjad] (a.s), [fourth holy imam] Imam al-Baqir (a.s), [fifth holy imam] Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (a.s), [sixth holy imam] Ummul-Baneen (a.s), Imam Ali's (a.s) mother (Fatima bint Asad), who is also Holy Prophet's (sawws) aunt (a.s), the wives of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sawws) are mainly buried there, and many more important figures of islam are buried there. In 1925, the Saudi Government (wahhabi) destroyed this great mosque, and now it is just a pile of dirt on top of the holy bodies, as it once was a beautiful masjid. If you visit there, you will very likely be kicked out, as their beliefs state that visiting graves is haram and they take it very seriously. Luckily, they didn't destroy the Holy Prophet's (sawws) grave as well. Many Shia (and other schools as well) want this graveyard to be rebuilt into the great mosque it once was, since it is the resting place for such holy figures. My personal opinion is that Imam al-Mahdi (hujja) a.j will be the one to rebuild this sacred mosque, but no one knows for sure!
  8. 3 points
    Come on, easy with the condemnations, nobody here knows the details of the situation. Im sorry to hear about your situation brother, dont have any great advice but I will pray for you both that whatever happens it will make the both of you better muslims in the end IA, thats all that matters. @KulluNafsin
  9. 2 points
    salam brother.. as i am a woman i can tell u about our emotions.. first of all she is hurted by u that much that she dont accept u as a husband.. women cant say to her husband a harsh sentence until not even her heart but her soul is badly hurt.. and on times like this only saying sorry or to apologize is not enough... and sometimes ur words dont do the effect at all but ur caring and silence love can do.. what a wife wants from her husband is only love.. obviously she needs other things 2 but they are secondary.. as she dont say or talk, no problem u can do little things for her that a women want to fell that she is being loved.. silently show that u love her and want this relation ship to heal.. like if ever she look at u , u can give her a friendly lovely smile .. she dont smile back or ignores u no problem continue smiling.. another good idea.. u can give her a blanket at night when she lie down to sleep but remember without touching her..if she gets sick take care of her like a mother does for her child this is the best way to say that u love and care.. wait for her when having food so she comes and start her own meal.. when she walks or sits around u look at her from time to time that she know that u looking at her and u concerned about her.. place a red rose next to her pillow from time to time .. place a card on kitchen slab that says u love her.. bring her, her favorite chocolates or a book or her favorite perfume.. show concern about her family members.. there can b thousands of these little things that can bring her closer to u.. but remember it will take time b patient and pray 2 IN SHA Allah Allah WILL HELP U..
  10. 2 points
    I'm really sorry to hear you're going through this. most people that ask for advice are truly in the wrong and people tell them to stay together when it's clear the problems are going to lead to divorce sooner or later. However, these problems are pretty petty and merely rough patches that could be resolved with a Muslim counselor (not an imam.) if she refuses, which she most probably will, then I agree with Akbar. Cut your losses.
  11. 2 points
    This sounds very odd on her part. What reason did she give for not wanting to go on a Honeymoon with you? OK, but how much time did you two spend together getting to know each other in depth before getting married? I'm not talking about sitting in a room full of other people, I'm talking about having conversations about life goals and expectations as well as conversations in which you get to know the other person's nature and personality. How soon after your wedding did this food event happen? No, stand your ground. You need to be understanding and respectful of her feelings and wishes as anyone in a relationship should be, but at the same time you can't let her walk all over you by forcing you to do what is in her favor. Something is telling me that she's up to something here. This smells rotten from the outside. How well did you know her family and friends? The other people in her life? I'm assuming these are work related trips? Was she aware that you have to travel so much? Well, to be honest if these are indeed the things that happened based on what info you've given then I would say this is not your fault. I'm getting a vibe here that she is doing this on purpose. Usually, that only happens when she's got feelings for someone else, probably someone her parents wouldn't have let marry. Perhaps there is a Mental health issue involved. But to have all this drama happen so early into a marriage is a bad sign. Usually, 5 months into a marriage both people are so caught up in the joy of a new relationship that they let little things slide because they are so happy and excited. However, with her its not that way. She's using everything you do as an excuse to achieve something else. Either way, don't dwell on this too much. If she's acting like this this early in the marriage then you can expect a lifetime of drama and nonsense from her. She sounds like a manipulator and a strategist. Only 5 months into a marriage. This is not because of an argument or fight, its because she doesn't want to have sex with you. Cut your losses and get out of this marriage. This girl isn't going to give you a happy life.
  12. 2 points
    Salam From : A Commentary on Theistic Arguments by Ayatollah Jawadi Amuli
  13. 2 points
    @Muhammed Ali What else is new? Just another reason why I don't trust most charismatic preachers, always hiding something and harming communities.
  14. 2 points
    I don't think he was that overrated at all. He is able to dumb down Qur'anic concepts and verses, and make them relatable for an audience that doesn't know any classical Arabic, let alone anything about the Qur'an. Of course we may not accept his initial understanding of the Qur'anic concepts to begin with, but as far as his skills are concerned, he is definitely unique and good at it. Wasalam
  15. 2 points
    If there is a just and / or wise person you both know and trust, maybe you can ask him or her for help
  16. 2 points

    Nouman Ali Khan was always overrated

    Which speaker isn't put on a pedestal? How many are all that insightful?
  17. 2 points
    ShiaChat Mod

    Banned Members

    AfricanShia insulted Christians, Shias and Sunnis, disrespected a marja taqleed, created multiple accounts with different religions, posted a video with profanity and answered religious questions without any knowledge or evidence. Banned.
  18. 2 points
    1. Offer Salah 2. Read Quran (With meaning) 3. Stay away from sins 4. Keep yourself covered 5. Read books related on our prophets and imams learn from their ikhlaaq and show good manners 6. Don't think bad of anyone and show your love for humanity. 7. Treat others with respect 8. Do all other wajibats (it should be on top) 9. After wajibats pay attention to mustahab stuff.
  19. 2 points
    Although he is the savior, it doesnt mean that we cannot stop or decrease it.
  20. 2 points
    Gaius I. Caesar

    Problems that reverts have

    1. Judgment from friends and family for converting. 2. Never quite fitting in a Muslim community. 3. Language and culture barriers. 4. Being assumed that I don't take my faith seriously, I was told on here that "One day, I will follow Islam, the next day I will follow Buddha." 5. Dealing with pork and alcohol at the dinner table. (Especially since I can't move away from it) 6. Missing salat. 7. Marriage, I haven't found the right one yet but you will be surprised at how some born Muslimas/Muslims love to waste your time. 8. Being misunderstood/judged/taken for granted. 9. I am nervous about going through number 8 because of my disability. @Hameedeh Did I miss anything else?
  21. 1 point

    Poor Jokes [OFFICIAL THREAD]

    I'm unsure if a topic especially for PJs exists, but I just went ahead and made one. Post your PJs here, if you will. I'll start : - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - New method of breaking up: A boyfriend threw 6 cricket balls at his girlfriend. GF: What was that? BF: It's over baby!
  22. 1 point
    Assalamu alaikum, I converted to Islam from Protestant Christianity and I have practiced Islam since June 2001 as Allah as willed. I have typically considered myself as being a Sunni due to the sources of my Islamic knowledge and the Muslims ho I have associated with. I have long had an issue with the conflict between Ali and Muawiyah and have been troubled how I perceive Sunni Muslims as silently accept Muawiyah and Yazid as legitimate rulers and refuse any negative talk about them or their rule. I have read a few books that have given me an understanding on the Sunni-Shi'a split. These books are: 1) "Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes" by Tamim Ansary, 2) "After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split in Islam" by Lesley Hazleton, and 3) "Nahjul-Balagha: Path of Eloquence" by Ali ibn Abu Talib and translated by Yasin T. al-Jibouri. As a result of reading these books, I believe that Ali was the rightful successor to Muhammad (saaws) and that his right to lead the Muslim Ummah was usurped by others from the very beginning.However, I also see that rather than rebel against the first three "elected" caliphs, Ali accepted their leadership albeit reluctantly, especially at the beginning. I see that Abu Bakr and Umar reasonably adhered to Islamic principles, but that the rule under Uthman became corrupted with gross nepotism and injustice under the influence of Marwan. I see that Ali was finally chosen as the fourth Caliph but that he was unjustly opposed by Aisha, Talha, Zubayr and Muawiyah who rebelled against him and they were responsible for Muslims shedding the blood of other Muslims. From what I know of the life of Ali and his son Husayn, I see strong consistency with my understanding of the Islam practiced by Muhammad while my perception of the lives and rule of Muawiyah and his son Yazid is the very antithesis of Islam and more representative of those rich Meccan rulers who opposed Muhammad (saaws). This is the essence of my present internal struggle. I know little about the Shi'a practice of Islam, but I see Ali as being a wealth of knowledge that is largely ignored in Sunni Islam. I am interested in learning more about the differences between Sunni and Shi'a so that I can make an informed decision as to whether I want to stay Sunni or become a Shi'a. I understand there is a difference between Sunni and Shi'a in the athan, 3 versus 5 daily salah, the mourning of Husayn's martyrdom, question of Ali's receiving secret knowledge from Muhammad as he was dying, temporary marriage, infallibility and inspiration of the 12 Imams, etc. I will appreciate open and honest discussions to help me in my decision.
  23. 1 point

    Flood and prophet nuh as

    The Prophet Nuh (as) was sent to his people by Allah. They had distanced themselves from the commandments of the Lord and ascribed partners to Him. The Prophet Nuh (as) warned them that they should serve Allah alone and abandon the false worship which they had established in their community. Although the Prophet Nuh (as) called on his people with great eloquence and wisdom, and warned them against the punishment of Allah, they rejected the Prophet and continued to associate partners to Him. At this, Allah told the Prophet Nuh (as) that He would punish the deniers by drowning them. But He also informed His Messenger that His mercy would save the believers, those who embraced true religion and worshipped the One and Only God. The destruction of the people of Nuh and the salvation of the believers is described thus in the Qur'an: When the time of punishment came, the water in the ground combined with violent rains to cause a giant flood. (Allah knows best.) It is revealed that before the flood came, Allah spoke to the Prophet Nuh (as): Apart from those who boarded Prophet Nuh's (as) Ark, the entire tribe was drowned. The dead included the Prophet's son who thought he could escape by seeking shelter on a mountain. Compared to the flood accounts contained in Jewish scriptures, and indeed the various cultural beliefs of other peoples, the Qur'anic account, which was revealed by Allah and is the only divine text to have remained uncorrupted, stands as the most reliable of all these accounts. The Torah, a corrupted text, says that this flood was universal and covered the whole world. On the contrary, it appears from the relevant verses that the flood was a regional one and punished not the whole world but only the tribe that rejected the Prophet Nuh (as). Those who were destroyed in it were the people who rejected the message of the Prophet Nuh (as) and persisted in their denial. There is no indication in the Qur'an that the flood was universal. The verses on the subject read: As we have seen, we are told in the Qur'an that only the people of the Prophet Nuh (as) were destroyed, not the whole world. The corrected states of the corrupted accounts in Christian and Jewish scriptures in the Qur'an prove that it is, in its entirety, a book sent down by Allah. Excavations in the region where the flood is believed to have occurred also show that the flood was not a universal event, but a wide-scale disaster that affected part of Mesopotamia. When the waters subsided, the Ark came to rest. As revealed in the Qur'an, the resting place of the ark was al-Judi. The word "judi" is sometimes taken to mean a particular mountain, although the Arabic word itself means "high place, hill." From that point of view, the word "judi" can refer to the waters reaching only up to a certain height and not to the covering of all the land. In other words, we learn from the Qur'an that the flood did not swallow up all the land and all the mountains on Earth-as is related in Jewish scriptures and other legends-but only one particular region. Read all of it here: http://www.miraclesofthequran.com/historical_06.html
  24. 1 point
    I am sensing a heavy feminist vibe from you, you dont think i apologized months ago?
  25. 1 point
    Thanks for your response, I have tried to apologize and even purchased some gifts...to no avail. I guess i need to just continue to show unconditional love.
  26. 1 point
    Manners of Drinking Water Issue 2647: There are certain acts which are Mustahab while drinking water; they are as follows: (i) Water should be drunk slowly as if it were sucked. (ii) During daytime, one should drink water while standing. (iii) One should say Bismillah, before drinking water and Al-hamdulillah after drinking. (iv) One should drink water in three sips. (v) One should drink water when one feels thirsty. (vi) After drinking water, one should remember Imam Husayn (A.S.) and his Ahlul Bayt (A.S.), and curse the enemies who slew him. Issue 2648: It is unworthy to drink too much water; to drink water after eating fatty food; and to drink water while standing during the night. It is also unworthy to drink water with one's left hand; to drink water from the side of a container which is cracked or chipped off, or from the side of its handle.
  27. 1 point


    As'salamunalaikum Thank you so much my dear friend:) this is undoubtedly true and helpful. Jazaka'Allahu Khairan.
  28. 1 point

    Dua' for nasibi parents

    Salam, Sister. How are you? Come back to ShiaChat and let us know that you are okay. Please read Ayatul Kursi and ask Allah SWT to protect you in your taqiyyah. Praying for your strength and patience. I'm sure you know this, but other members might not. Ayatul Kursi is Holy Qur'an 2:255. This video is for those who can't read Arabic yet. Listen to it many times and inShaAllah you will memorize it.
  29. 1 point

    Nouman Ali Khan was always overrated

    Since the accusations are sensitive you'll have to google his name, people have been talking about it for a couple weeks now.
  30. 1 point

    Purpose of Life

    For the soul to become a butterfly and not die as a caterpillar.
  31. 1 point

    America, Saudi and Iran

    Yep, ideologically not different at all! Saudi beheaded more people than ISIS actually in 2015.
  32. 1 point

    America, Saudi and Iran

    I just want to say while you make sure you are improving and " climbing up " as I would say or getting closer to Allah you should not care about the general people. What they think etc. If you do the best you can for Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى you did the best there is, you could not have done any better to anyone around you. So let people who like to assume and think about others do theirs, and you do your thing. This could be hard sometimes and / or at the beginning but I believe if we train ourself it will cost (almost) no effort , just like with many other things
  33. 1 point
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    #9 Oppression in the World

    Vote now. A new poll will be coming up soon.
  34. 1 point
  35. 1 point

    America, Saudi and Iran

    Are you travelling to Iran? You don't need to know any politics to visit the country, I'm sure many Iranians themselves aren't politically aware either.
  36. 1 point

    I don't know where to put this...

    Sorry but for the very school that robs Islam of it's heritage, mocks the truthful and more importantly ''cuts off'' ties with the Prophets pure blood line - would you believe anything they produce? Maybe it's just as weighty as Abu Hurairas hadith factory. Hold on a minute- we surround burial sites of Prophets and Imams and these wahabies call us heretics. Am i to believe they are worshipping hair now?
  37. 1 point

    Download My Book [PDF]

    بارك الله فيك
  38. 1 point
    Salaam brother @MustafaMc, Welcome to Islam and welcome to ShiaChat. While the topics mentioned above are essential to Shia/Sunni discussions, the main difference between these sects is the core belief system. Without referencing what the Sunnis belief, below are the set of core beliefs that one needs in order to be a shia: Tawheed - belief in the Oneness of Allah Adl - belief in the justice of Allah above all else. While He is not doubt Rahman and Raheem, He will treat each person with justice. Risalah - belief in the Prophets of Allah and Prophet Muhammad (saw) being the last, final and greatest Prophet (saw). Imamah - belief that the Prophet (saw) named Ali (as) as his successor by the Will of Allah. There are 11 subsequent Imams after Imam Ali (as). Qiyamah - belief in the final Day of Judgement I think any legitimate shia/sunni discussion needs to start with the list above. There is a whole list of furuh-e-deen (practices) but that would be secondary to the discussion above. I hope this helps inshallah
  39. 1 point

    #9 Oppression in the World

    All in all things are getting worse.
  40. 1 point

    #9 Oppression in the World

    But I think, in general, human communities have become more organized and law-abiding. People have become wiser and less barbaric or in other words, more civilized.
  41. 1 point

    #9 Oppression in the World

    New votes coming in soon from the Twitterverse.
  42. 1 point

    #9 Oppression in the World

    Law of second thermodynamics "Entropy". The second law of thermodynamics states that the total entropy can only increase over time for an isolated system.
  43. 1 point

    #9 Oppression in the World

    The state of oppression in the world will increase massively. Whoever thinks they can stop it or slow it down is surely foolish, for it is none other than the Mahdi (ajtfs) who will rid this world of oppression, injustice, and the enemies of Ahlulbayt (a.s) May Allah hasten the reappearance of the 12th imam!
  44. 1 point
    I would love to discuss with you on each topic and hope that Allah SWT would do a favor upon me, if I tell you what I know. I just begin by the first point which you said that Imam Ali a.s reluctantly accepted Caliphate. In our view, it was not acceptance rather silence If you read Nehjul balagha, you would see that Imam Ali a.s says:"if I take my sword for my right, people call me an oppressor and if I keep quiet, I am called a coward, but I will do as I am told". Imam Ali a.s was instructed by Prophet pbuhhp to be patient after him. If Ali a.s would have waged war, a great war would have ensued which had caused great blood shed and all would have been imposed upon Ali like murder of Usman was imposed. What Ali a.s did was not to take responsibility of other's ignorance on his shoulders.
  45. 1 point

    Difference between Sunni and Shi'a

    The Imam Reza shrine in Iran will send literature to anyone who asks. It is always a delight when I receive packages from them. I've gotten several, even though I was only expecting one. They've even followed me across three address changes. I sent them an email after learning about the program here on shiachat.
  46. 1 point
    The code 19 theory is a hoax. Rashad Khalifa cheated in his maths. If you do some basic research you will find out yourself, the math doesn't work (leaving out verses, deliberate miscounting, etc).
  47. 1 point

    I am sick of Islamic reformers!

    I tend to disagree with you that Islam cannot be reformed. However if they are ex muslims, their speechew hold no weight.
  48. 1 point

    Heart attack Dua

    Hope you uncle are ok now!
  49. 1 point
    Dear Sisters. Starlight is a long time member of SC and recently won the Election Campaign to become a new Moderator. She has graciously accepted the invitation to join the Sisters Consultancy Group (SCG). Along with Sister Notme (Moderator) and myself, she is available to answer your PM.
  50. 1 point
    Throughout the times, when someone needed help, they'd call upon the Imam of their time and the Imam would help. I desperately need my Imam to help me. I'm close to the edge now and I'm terrified of what may happen. I desperately need guidance and beg him to help me, but I don't seem to be getting any form of comfort (or a response / sign of any sort) Am I doing something wrong? Am I losing faith? They say that there are ways of asking the Imam to come in your dreams / meeting him or something. I'll do whatever it takes, I'm a good person and will become only better (inshallah). Does anyone know any of these Dua's?