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  1. 6 points
    Laurencia

    I would like to convert.

    (First of all; I'm sorry for my bad English) Hello everyone! My name is Laurencia and I am from Chile. I'd like to convert to Shia Islam, but I am not really pretty sure about how to do it. I had never met anyone who can help me, and almost almost all web pages about Islam in Spanish are of sunni orientation. I want to be a good Muslim but I find no orientacion or guidance. I was wondering if you could help me to become a Muslim woman and to follow the God's journey. Thanks you so much.
  2. 5 points
    Mansur Bakhtiari

    Arba'een 2017/1439

    I thought it would be nice to have an official Arba'een thread, especially because whenever things related to the Shia are searched on google, Shiachat pops up, so we might as well have some information here for the general public. https://www.jaffari.org/occasion-42/ Why Arba’een? Significance of Arba’een and the Performance of the Ziyarat of Arba’een Imam Hasan Al-Askari (a.s.) includes the performance of Ziyarat-e-Arba’een as one of the five marks for a believer, in addition to reciting 51 raka of sala, audible recitation of Bismillah, wearing a ring on one’s right hand, and doing sajda on dust. (This hadith has been narrated by Sheikh Tusi in the book Tahthib). Why is so much importance given to the performance of the Ziyarat of Arba’een and the observance of Arba’een (40 days of mourning)? Ziyarat, as we all know is a visitation, which in essence, is the act of speaking with and visiting our role models. Of course the physical manifestation of the ziyarat is actually being present in Kerbala to perform the Ziyarat of Arba’een, but, in reality, that is not possible for every believer. So does making ziyarat while not in Kerbala give one the same benefits? Ahadith tell us that performing the Ziyarat of Imam Hussain (a.s.) far from Kerbala would hold the same significance as being in the land of Kerbala, as long as the person performing the Ziyarat has truly understood the status of the Imam and seeks to emulate him. Imam Muhamed al-Baqir (a.s.) states that the heavens wept over Imam Hussain (a.s.) for forty mornings, rising red and setting red. As we complete 40 days of remembrance of our Imam, we re-assert our pledge of obedience and loyalty to him, “I bear witness that you are the Imam (who is) the upright, the pious, well-pleased (with Allah), the pure, the guide and the rightly-guided. I bear witness that you fulfilled the pledge of Allah and you struggled in His way…I am a friend of whoever befriends him …” By performing the Ziyarat of Arba’een, we pledge that we will continue to follow the path of justice and righteousness and will reject injustice and speak up against the oppressors of the time, I am an enemy of whoever is his enemy In essence, we make a promise to continue to mold our lives according to the teaching of Imam Hussain (a.s.). But why is it that we mourn and remember Imam Hussain (a.s.) for a period of forty days and then move on? Our Prophet has said, “The earth mourns the death of a believer for forty mornings.” Therefore it appears that the deceased should be remembered and mourned over for a period of forty days. Performing an act for a continuous period of forty days is also known to help one to not just form a habit, but also to carry on the practice for the rest of his life. If we look at studies dealing with bringing a lifestyle change, we notice the time period emphasized to bring about a change is usually 6 weeks which is about the same time period as 40 days (to be exact it is 42 days). In the book 40 Days to Personal Revolution: A Breakthrough Program to Radically Change Your Body and Awaken the Sacred Within Your Soul, the author Baron Baptiste explains the significance of forty days: Why forty days? Because the number 40 holds tremendous spiritual significance in the realm of transformation. Jesus wandered in the desert for forty days in order to experience purification and come to a greater understanding of himself and his mission. Moses and his people traveled through the desert for forty years before arriving at their home in the holy land. Noah preserved the sacredness of life by sailing his ark for forty days and forty nights. According to the Kabbalah, the ancient Jewish mystical text, it takes forty days to ingrain any new way of being into our system…. Reciting particular duas for a period of 40 days is highly recommended in our practices as well. The unit 40 (forty) is said to be very effective. If a particular Duaa is recited 40 times, or 40 people gather to recite it, or it is recited for 40 days then its effectiveness is highly increased. (Duas.org) It is reported from Imam Ja’fer Sadiq (a.s.) that whoever recites Dua-e-Ahad for forty days, after morning prayers will be amongst the helpers of the 12th Imam (a). Visitation of the shrine of Imam Hussain (a.s.) as well as Masjid-e-Sahla for 40 consecutive Thursdays is also very highly recommended and is one of the acts that promises a visit from the 12th Imam (ajtf). Thus, as we perform the Ziyarat of Arba’een and commemorate the Arba’een, 40 days of mourning of Imam Hussain (a.s.), we hope and pray that this forty days of remembrance of Imam Hussain (a.s.), brings about a transformation in us by which we can continue to follow the path of Imam Hussain (a.s.) and carry on his message of upholding justice with true faith and a strong sense of sacrifice! In the first Arbaeen, Jabir Ibn Abdullah was the person who pilgrimage the holy tombs of Imam Hussain (AS). According to some narrations, captive family of Imam Hussain (AS), in the way of returning to Medina from Sham, visited Jabir and pilgrimage tombs of Ashura’s martyrs. O Hussain, commemoration of your revolution from Ashura up to Arbaeen makes the world pay attention to the message of the resurrection. Ashura is martyrdom day of the history makers and Arbaeen is pilgrimage day of Ashura makers. Arbaeen philosophy shows itself, and we can teach martyrdom lesson from this class and prepare ourselves in order to help our master Imam al-Mahdi (ajtf) (May God hasten his reappearance). Refs: A’maal of Muharram and Safar (Tayyiba Publishers) Kerbala and Beyond by Yasin T. Al-Jabouri The Miracle of Ziyarat-e-Ashoora Commentary on Ziyarat Ashura, translated by Saleem Bhimji from the work of Ali Asghar Azizi Tehrani Kitab al-Irshad, translated by IKA Howard, authored by Sheikh Al-Mufeed (Taken From Duas.org)
  3. 5 points
    Mansur Bakhtiari

    Arba'een 2017/1439

    Routes to Karbala Packed with Pilgrims ahead of Arbaeen https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/11/08/1568423/routes-to-karbala-packed-with-pilgrims-ahead-of-arbaeen More than two million Iranian pilgrims descend on Iraq http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-5062677/More-two-million-Iranian-pilgrims-descend-Iraq.html
  4. 4 points
    The exact number is difficult to get but the estimated figure is more than 25 Million http://en.shafaqna.com/25-million-muslims-march-isis-mainstream-media-completely-ignores/
  5. 4 points
    Sindbad05

    Post sistani Iraq article

    May Allah AWJ hasten the reappearance of Imam Mehdi a.s and he a.s take all affairs in his hand. Ameen. May Ayotullah Seestani live long. Ameen
  6. 4 points
    Salaamunaleykum, First time on web some of classic Majalis by Allama Zeeshan Haider Jawadi on Vimeo Channels ZHJawadi https://vimeo.com/240608177 https://vimeo.com/239762724 https://vimeo.com/channels/1305618/videos
  7. 4 points
    Heavenly_Silk

    I would like to convert.

    Salam and Inshallah the link provided by @ShiaChat Mod will be useful for you. Best of luck and feel free to ask us any questions.
  8. 4 points
    Hussaini624

    What do you despise the most?

    People who see the haqq (truth) of Ahlulbayt (a.s) and reject it.
  9. 4 points
    ShiaChat Mod

    I would like to convert.

    Salam, Sister. Welcome to ShiaChat! There are some Shia websites in Spanish. There is a topic here: http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/234959804-shia-sites-in-spanish/ Congratulations on taking the first step toward Islam. May God bless you and help you in your journey to Shia Islam.
  10. 3 points
    Farwa Jawad

    Iraq

    Salam, This question is for people who live in Iraq. The question is that if I want to settle in Iraq can I? Can I get nationality of Iraq? And I heard that there is a medical university in Iraq where I can study, so can I settle permanently in Iraq? I want to live there and serve the people of Iraq and zaireen. I also want to give duty there in Karbala . So I want to settle their. If it is possible please tell how can i settle. wasalam
  11. 3 points
    Laurencia

    I would like to convert.

    Muchas gracias. :-)
  12. 3 points
    Farwa Jawad

    Arba'een 2017/1439

    I also want to be one of the people who Imam Hussain called and got the opportunity to do Ziarah. May Allah give every one the blessing moment of seeing karbala. And May Allah make us like the way He and His Zaat wanted and They be happy with us and be satisfied by us.May we be the way Hazrat Ali wanted his shias to be. Ameen
  13. 3 points
    skyweb1987

    I would like to convert.

    Google English translation says it: At www.biab.org you will find many resources with a duly verified translation. However, the available content of information in Spanish is extremely scarce compared to English or Arabic. In the long run, it is always good to reinforce the language, and the books you want to read are the perfect excuse to improve the language. I hope you overcome all the difficulties in this way of learning and introspection. We are here for whatever you need. (Just for information of other members at SC, I also do not know Spanish )
  14. 3 points
    hasanhh

    What if God was fictitious?

    Ayats 10:100 & 13:31 You cannot believe if Alah-s.w.t. does not will it. lf you do not 'believe' -in my personal opinion- it is because ehYawAllah-s.w.t. has no use for you.
  15. 3 points
    skyweb1987

    What do you despise the most?

    I do not like ... hypocrites and rejecters of the truth ie haqq., and jibtu wa'at taghoot
  16. 3 points
    Kazemi

    Silence and Despair

    سبحان الله Salam Alaikum, oh people from around the globe, Verily thy Lord is Equal, And One, JazakAllah Khair, POEM: By the eyes which have a reach, And by it’s reach that encompasses, Within it a circle, Wherever it turns, Within it is oppression, And woe upon those who are silent about this matter, For despair shall hang upon their forelocks, An evil forelock.
  17. 3 points
    Where Is the Religious Justification for Killing Shias Coming From? By Azeem Ibrahim https://www.huffingtonpost.com/azeem-ibrahim/where-is-the-religious-ju_b_5820148.html
  18. 3 points
    Sirius_Bright

    What do you despise the most?

    Two faced people.
  19. 3 points
    wolverine

    Thoughts 2017

    @Sindbad05 @laithAlIRAQI @silasun @monad @E.L King @IbnSina@Hussaini624 @Akbar673 @rinneganMahdi @power @Khomeinist @Laayla @Bakir @Sirius_Bright @S.M.H.A. @AmirAlmuminin Lover
  20. 3 points
    Laurencia

    I would like to convert.

    Thanks you so much!!
  21. 2 points
    Hassan-

    What do you despise the most?

    What is one thing in life or certain things in life you despise/dislike/hate the most? For me, one thing that I absolutely hate are thieves, I can't stand these people.
  22. 2 points
    Carrying on from part 1- http://www.shiachat.com/forum/blogs/entry/311-understanding-negative-thought-processes/ I wanted to speak about the impact cognitive distortions (negative thoughts) can have on us. The impact of Cognitive Distortions Psychologists recognise that there is a relationship between our thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and the resultant behaviour. Anyone recognise this vicious cycle? We are constantly trying to interpret the world around us, sometimes without even realising it. Thoughts are electro-impulses in the brain, not statment of facts, so dont believe everything you think! These interpretations will be a byproduct of our upbringing, previous experiences, culture, religion and many more and some types of thoughts can lead to particular emotions. Therefore, we shouldn't ASSUME everything because you will make an ASS out of U and ME! The above is typical of the cycle that takes place once we get a negative thought that we may dwell on. It, then, becomes a habit, so trying to change that thought to a more realistic and balanced one would be beneficial. The question that arises now is how we can achieve that. Journalising your thought processes One such way to change our negative thinking style may be documenting your thoughts which is something people find helpful in this regard, as it’s a way of becoming familiar with the negative thought patterns you tend to become fixated on, and is one method of letting out how you feel. Having a thought diary can be very helpful for many people and can actually be effective for so many conditions, such as feeling socially anxious, OCD, GAD (generalised anxiety disorder), depression and many more mental health problems. You can also add columns where you rate your anxiety/mood from 0%-100%, you would then reframe (change) that negative thought to a more balanced one and rate your anxiety/mood again from 0% -100% to see how much it has decreased. Thought records like the one below can also be helpful and are less overwhelming if you don’t want to add lots of columns. Another less intense journaling technique is keeping a gratitude journal. The process is quite simple. Every night, before you go to bed, you write down three to five things for which you are grateful. The trick is that you can’t use the same ideas every day, so you can try to search your soul for what you are grateful for today and then write it down. If you feel a thought diary is not something that works for you, then think about what might. Using art as a form of art therapy such as colouring, painting or Caligraphy? Audio recording yourself or speaking to yourself in the mirror? (I know this sounds totally weird but it works for some! No one has to know :p ) Or how about using mind maps? The main thing is finding what works for you as an individual. Hope this helps! Inshallah in the next part I will be focusing on how to set and achieve goals. “I only complain of my grief and sorrow to Allah (s.w.t)” [12:86]
  23. 2 points
    King

    Depression

    You need to stop being so stubborn and realize that serious chemical imbalances need to be treated with medication. Not everything can magically be cured by praying or adjusting mental attitudes. It is highly insensitive to people suffering from severe depression and other mental illness to keep suggesting it all can be cured without medication. You are regurgitating the same nonsensical arguments ever present in our communities. And no, some 20 min YouTube video isn't going to flip scientific consensus on its head.
  24. 2 points
    Hameedeh

    Widow remarriage

    My sincere condolences to you. Do you have children? If your children are small, you should keep something from their father to give them when they get older. If they are old enough to help you look at the clothes in the closet, they might want to keep one of his shirts or hats, but pack up the rest of his clothing, shoes and belts and give them to a charity so that other men who need them can benefit from this. If he has jewelry you can keep something for yourself such as his wedding ring, if you want, and offer the remaining items to the children or other relatives or if you have a financial problem you can sell them, of course a buyer would not pay you very much. If he has any special books, you can keep them until you decide if you or the children or a relative could use them or give them away. About the photos of your deceased husband, if you have children don't remove his photos. They need to remember him. If you are alone and his picture gives you heartache, then you can put the photos away.
  25. 2 points
    Afsaneh14

    Depression

    I agree with what everyone else is saying. The video is completely injust looking from the viewpoint of a person with mental illness. And it is sad, because people just don't seen to realize the gravity of illnesses like depression
  26. 2 points
    skyweb1987

    Imam Ali letter to Mu'awiya?

    I await the verse of quran for your such claim denying the established verses of quran that people can choose caliph instead of Allah swt for their guidance. When all the people of Medina unanimously swore allegiance to Amir al-mu`minin, Mu`awiyah refused to acquiesce apprehending danger for his own power, and in order to contest Amir al-mu'minin's caliphate he concocted the excuse that it had not been agreed to unanimously and that therefore after cancelling it there should be another general election, although the caliphate from which (the process of) election was started was the result of a timely situation. There was no question of the common vote therein so that it could be called the result of the people's election. However, it was imposed on the people and assumed to be their verdict. From then it became a principle that whomever the nobles of Medina elected would be deemed to represent the entire world of Islam and no person would be allowed to question it, whether he was present at the time of election or not. In any case, after the establishment of the principle, Mu`awiyah had no right to propose a re-election nor to refuse allegiance when he had in practice recognized these caliphates which, it was alleged, had been settled by the important people of Medina. That is why when he held this election to be invalid and refused allegiance, Amir al-mu'minin pointed out to him the (recognized) way of election and demolished his argument. It was a method known as arguing with the adversary on the basis of his wrong premises so as to demolish his argument, since Amir al-mu'minin never at any state regarded consultation (with chiefs) or the common vote to be the criterion of validity of the caliphate. Otherwise, in connection with the caliphate about which it is alleged that they were based on the unanimity of the muhajirun and the ansar, he would have regarded that unanimity of vote as a good authority and held them as valid; but his refusal for allegiance in the very first period, which cannot be denied by anyone, is a proof of the fact that he did not regard these self-concocted methods as the criterion of (validity of) the caliphate. That is why at all times he continued pressing his own case for the caliphate, which was also established on the basis of the Prophet's saying and deeds. However, to place it before Mu`awiyah meant opening the door to questions and answers. He therefore attempted to convince him with his own premises and beliefs so that there could be no scope for interpretation or for confusing the matter, in fact Mu'awiyah's real aim was to prolong the matter so that at some point his own authority might get support. https://www.al-islam.org/nahjul-balagha-part-2-letters-and-sayings/letter-6-muawiyah-ibn-abi-sufyan#f_6473e663_1
  27. 2 points
    Ashvazdanghe

    Couples in the heavens?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJazEEV-4ZY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfsR2aVeyFI https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=video&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiMpJzxt67XAhWPCOwKHWC2ApMQtwIIKjAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DqfsR2aVeyFI&usg=AOvVaw0xyO0Nan8O7MInEl-_C408 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjP_Ziatq7XAhWJEuwKHUb9DTgQtwIIJDAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DAJazEEV-4ZY&usg=AOvVaw3Uhsv8JysZqJDzxBcj1Z1O in the series (17 episode)of mokhtarname shown such thing but its a story and not 100% reliable https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdullah_ibn_Omayr_Abu_Wahab_al_Kalbi Death of Umm Wahab at Karbala[edit] Umm Wahab, wife of Abu Wahab was the daughter of Abdullah, who belonged to Al Nimr ibn Qasit, was reported to have approached Husayn ibn Ali and asked him 'Are you the rightful Imam ?' Husayn replied: 'Yes, I am.' She said: 'Then if Wahab dies protecting you, he would go to the Paradise?' Husayn said: 'Yes, he would.' Then she said:'Can you promise me that you would not let Wahab enter Paradise without me ?' Husayn said:' Yes, I promise you, you and Wahab will enter Paradise together.'[1] When Wahab was killed, she walked towards his corpse and sat by his headless body, saying, “Congratulations for having earned Paradise! I plead to Allah Who blessed you with Paradise to make me join you.” Al Shimr heard her and ordered his slave Rustam to hit her head with a rod or mace, which he did. She died there.
  28. 2 points
    Sumerian

    What do you despise the most?

    As a believer, this is what you should hate: And know that among you is Allah's Apostle: were he in many matters to follow your (wishes) ye would certainly fall into misfortune: but Allah has endeared the Faith to you and has made it beautiful in your hearts and He has made hateful to you unbelief wickedness and rebellion: such indeed are those who walk in righteousness [49:7]
  29. 2 points
    Salam, Well the main thing is to accept Allah swt as the creator and prophet muhammad saw as his final messenger which you already do and that ali ibn abi talib Is his successor as well as the rest of the imams of ahlulbayt which are 12 altogether
  30. 2 points
    Gaius I. Caesar

    Depression

    Salaam alaikum, Starlight is absolutely right but that doesn't make medication any less valid. As for the video, I don't think that applies to people with severe mental disorders like Islands said. Please reconsider and don't be so quick to dismiss depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder as nonexistent. It is much deeper than the sadness, anxiety or emotional turmoil we feel. You do a disservice to the Ummah by saying that mental illness doesn't exist and we should just pray it away.
  31. 2 points
    Islandsandmirrors

    Depression

    As a person suffering from Bipolar Depression and uses medication, I will tell you this: they do NOT numb emotions. They help you gain clarity and when it becomes severe, medication is sometimes the only option. I can, Alhamdulilah, function now because I got treatment and no longer on the brink of suicide. My parents, like you, were against medication until I landed in an inpatient center because I was a danger to myself. They kept saying that depression doesn’t exist and to be patient, etc., and didn’t believe depression to be a real mental disorder, until it was almost too late. Depression is a REAL illness. Yes, there are quacks and cons out there who want to make profit, but when depression is as severe as the OP to the point of him being nonfunctional (and if he doesn’t receive treatment it will only get worse.) medication and therapy is needed at that point. No one should wait to receive treatment for depression until he or she has suicidal thoughts. And I don’t think you understand the gravity of depression. I’ve seen this video before and let me tell you: i was my most vulnerable when I was depressed. Too vulnerable. I have no problem with being vulnerable, and this video doesn’t apply to those with severe mental disorders.
  32. 2 points
    Islandsandmirrors

    Tarawih!

    Dude, even my Sunni SO says Tarawih is Bidah. That’s why he never performs tarawih prayer in ramadan.
  33. 2 points
    Hezbollah has strong hold over labanese people and Aale Saud won't like that plus their every plan has turned upside down due to Hezbollah-Iran combo. They needed an excuse to go after Hezbollah and tame one.
  34. 1 point
    In recent times, mental health problems seem to be on the rise and many more people are asking for and wanting help and more so because there is more awareness around these issues. Our negative thought processes can become or should I say do become a vicious cycle that we go deeper and deeper into unless we don't make the relevant changes. Now we can start by taking small steps by making changes to our lives. I just want to stress the importance of actually taking action and doing something about it ourselves, although we may ask for help from others, it’s not until we actually consciously make an effort to try and change things, that we will see results. Is that going to see a medical professional? Receiving some sort of psychological intervention like therapy? Or is that just making sure you have a support network around you? Depends on what you feel you need or what is more likely to help you. Nevertheless, you could try all the avenues out there and sometimes we may need more than one intervention to help us get back on our feet. I also want to mention that giving the advice of “stay positive” isn’t always helpful for people suffering from mental illnesses like depression. Many people know what they need to do but it’s not always easy to implement what we know especially when going though those difficult phases that may be due to a chemical imbalance or social stressors. Core Beliefs and the Cognitive triad Core beliefs include the thoughts and assumptions we hold about ourselves, others, and the world around us. They are deep-seated beliefs often formed at an early age which can go unrecognised, yet they constantly affect our lives. What are some of your core beliefs? -I am unattractive -I am useless -I am hopeless -Everyone else is happier than me -The world is an evil place I am sure there are plenty of positive ones too!! But let’s focus on the ones we may need help with. Please complete these three sentences in your mind: -I am….. -The world is….. -People are….. If the answer to all these were negative statements then this may be problematic. Please see example below: This is known as “The Cognitive triad” and is an irrational and pessimistic view of the three key elements of a person's belief system present in depression/mental health problems. Now maybe you are just having a bad day and that’s fine! We will all have our bad days or go through periods where we feel low so don’t worry….. but, if these are your thinking patterns on a regular basis or if you are going through these phases too often then you may need some help with your psychological wellbeing. I will be writing more in the next part but did not want to overwhelm you guys, have a blessed day! "Allah does not burden a soul more than it can bear" [2: 286].
  35. 1 point
    rkazmi33

    What do you despise the most?

    My list is going to be long. 1. Bullies: people who just cannot spend a day without torturing someone. Even if they give gifts, or they have a lot of skills and they do favors for the people they torture, other people forgive them but it's very hard for me to forgive. 2. Men who have affairs in front of their wives, especially if the affair is with someone from wife's family and the whole family is okay with this. I see this happening a lot and it boils my blood. Especially the shy and reserved men who don't have the courage, so they use their wives to play cupid for them. 3. Men who are in love, I think they try to imitate the movies too much. They expect everyone to be in love with the girl they love which is ridiculous. Everyone has to follow their beloved and the religious men are always worried about other women feeling jealous of their favorite girl. They are always giving lectures on jealousy and sending lanat on all the jealous women. 4. Narcissists: they use and manipulate people and they have so much power. Most people are mesmerized them and they don't realize they are being used, so they keep giving more power to narcissists. 5. Cruel and promiscuous people, mostly these two characteristics are found in same people. I mean people who are promiscuous are also oppressive tyrants.
  36. 1 point
    rkazmi33

    Couples in the heavens?

    Forced marriages in Heaven? Doesn't sound very different from this world.
  37. 1 point
    Hussaini624

    Surah Yusuf

    I agree as well brother. Does not the Surah start off by saying, "We will recount to you the best of narratives in what We have revealed to you of this Qurʾān, and indeed prior to it you were among those who are unaware [of it]. " [12:3] I'm sure Allah wouldn't deprive over half the muslim population of reading the best of stories. Also, the undeniable proof, when Ali Akbar ibn al-Hussain (a.s) was at the battlefield and his mother Layla wanted to see her Ali Akbar one more time, she recited this supplication/dua - "O Allah, Who brought back Ismail to Hajar; O Allah, Who granted the prayers of the mother of Musa and restored her son to her; O Allah, Who reunited Yaqoub with his son Yusuf in response to the aged father's supplications, grant us our one wish to see Ali Akbar for once." How would Layla bint Abi Murrah al-Thaqafi (Husayn's (a.s) spouse/Ali Akbar's mother) know the story of Yusuf/Yaqoub without having read the Quran? It is clear that with her knowledge of the Quran, she used the story of Surah Yusuf (that is supposedly forbidden to her), and Allah accepted this prayer and returned her beloved son to her. If this was a chapter that is forbidden to her, why did Allah accept her Du'a? Such traditions that propose that the 12th chapter (Yusuf) is forbidden for women contradict this story.
  38. 1 point
    Akbar673

    Couples in the heavens?

    Actually, doesn’t the Nikah end at death? Not sure what the Marja have said about this but I do know that on Judgment Day no one will recognize each other so you definitely won’t know anyone else, leave alone your spouse on that day. (One theory I’ve read is that this is so a person who’s made it Heaven doesn’t despair for his/her loved ones who end up in Hell...quite a Mercy from Allah if you think about it) Based on that I would hope that people recognize their loved ones when everyone makes it to Heaven eventually (hopefully). I’d like to hope so because otherwise we’ll never see our Parents or Children again after we die.
  39. 1 point
    Hussaini624

    Surah Yusuf

    correct.
  40. 1 point
    Islandsandmirrors

    Backbiting

    Hmm, the thing is that most people will backbite at some point, usually unintentionally. Plus, this Hadith contradicts a lot of teachings regarding Allah’s mercy.
  41. 1 point
    I like cucumber its not rare but who cares.
  42. 1 point
    they are angry hezbullah wiped their feet with their isis apes in syria and iraq
  43. 1 point
    skyweb1987

    Tarawih!

    Shia do not follow the tarawih in Ramzan as it is considered innovation by 2nd caliph. Listen the recitation of Quran cannot be considered bidda or innovation whether the video or clips are showing some one reciting Quran in taraweeh. Certainly the act of performing prayer of tarwaeeh is not the same action as that of recitation of the Quran alone even made by some one in video of taraweeh.
  44. 1 point
    shiaman14

    RadhiAllahu'anhu

    Thank you to everyone who clarified that RA is a dua. I want to delve deeper into this. RA means "May Allah be pleased with him". Is it not incumbent upon us to be more careful about applying this tag to a sahaba or prominent figure? For example, we see a lot of Sunni brothers apply RA to Muawiya. He was directly responsible for the death of thousands of Muslims. Does he deserve RA? Same applies for the instigators of Jamal?
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    Hameedeh

    Lebanese Prime minister resigns.

    No, Brother, he is not in jail. Look at the link above your post that @hasanhh posted: "Lebanon Hariri resignation a plot to stoke tension, says lran". It says Hariri (prime minister of Lebanon) announced the message he was resigning and he was not even in Lebanon. Since he denounced Iran, I don't think Saudis have detained him. They are probably feasting him now.
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    Dhulfikar

    Rawa and Al-Qaim operations west Anbar

    Almost there:
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    muhibb-ali

    Hadith Of The Day

    ـ الإمام الصادق (ع): امتحنوا شيعتنا عند ثلاث: عند مواقيت الصلوات كيف محافظتهم عليها ، وعند أسرارهم كيف حفظهم لها عن عدونا ، وإلى أموالـهم كيف مواساتهم لإخوانهم فيها. Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘Test our Shi`aa with regard to three things: the prayer times to see how well they observe them, their secrets to see how well they guard them from our enemies, and their wealth to see how they help out their fellow brothers with it. [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 83, p. 22, no. 40]
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    As Andres says, some ancient laws are no longer relevant. We don't use earthenware for cooking so we don't have to wash our dishes 7 times between uses any more. Things like that are easy to see. We now understand germs, etc. Actually the "grace belief" is kinda tainted. The idea one can say they believe Jesus, (and be saved by grace), but ignore what He taught is obviously wrong. The idea of having faith and not acting on it means the faith is not real, it's dead. If the topic comes up with a Christian, ask him what "faith" entails. Jesus said he came to uphold the law. He said, "A new commandment I give unto you that ye love one another as I have loved you." If we follow this commandment, we will not kill, steal, covet, or even leave someone in need. It supersedes all the relevant laws that came before it. Jesus went on to say, "To he who knows what is right and doeth it not, to him it is sin", and "That which a man thinketh in his heart, so is he." Basically, thinking about sin is a sin. Life becomes a tightrope for a while. Wouldn't you just rather have a list? Paul added instruction also in his letter to the Philippians when he said; "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."
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    Marbles

    how do you eat your oreos?

    By the way, Oreo is best consumed in cookies and cream ice cream. I am not a big fan of sandwich biscuits, and somehow the colour of Oreo reminds me of dark chocolate, which I also don't like.
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