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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
    E.L King

    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
    Hameedeh

    Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes

    Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal LONDON — Saudi Arabia announced the arrest on Saturday night of the prominent billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, plus at least 10 other princes, four ministers and tens of former ministers. The announcement of the arrests was made over Al Arabiya, the Saudi-owned satellite network whose broadcasts are officially approved. The reports in Al Arabiya and from other sources that Prince Alwaleed was among those arrested were sure to send shock waves both through the Kingdom and the world’s major financial centers. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/04/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-waleed-bin-talal.html
  35. 1 point
    sefket83

    The problem of evil

    It is an good act to hinder someone to hurt themselfs. God being good then wants to hinder destructive behaviour.
  36. 1 point
    skyweb1987

    Post sistani Iraq article

    They desire to put out the light of Allah with their mouths but Allah will perfect His light, though the unbelievers may be averse. (61:8) May Allah swt hasten the appearance of Imam Al Mahdi AS. Ameen
  37. 1 point
    S.M.H.A.

    What if God was fictitious?

    As we have not seen(understand is a different story) one universe, belief in Multiverse, is believing in the Unseen. Let’s just assume for the argument sake, you and your immediate surrounding are the only reality. Somewhat Tangibles, don’t need an equation or a constant to fix a theory here. Immediate surroundings Earth( and All the Life support mechanisms Air, water, Sun and the Moon.etc..) So, You are here on this rock, let work with the By Chance theory, Now what? First question would be, There is a 50/50 chance that you may or may not be here in next hour/day/week. So what should you be spending your time on, instead of posting /guiding here? Let’s face it, if this is the only chance you have got, given what is available for fun, why would you not be involved in it. Why would you even care about anyone or anything other than yourself ? Why not Maximize your limited time, potential and opportunity? If you like, think it through, and articulate your business/happy plan for life as you see it as a by chance entity?
  38. 1 point
    monad

    What if God was fictitious?

    A monarchy is fictitious, A State is fictitious, The law is fictitious, The media is fictitious, So, why, do those whose assume God to be a fiction, believe in those fictions?
  39. 1 point
    Gaius I. Caesar

    The problem of evil

    Evil comes from Man, not God. @sefket83
  40. 1 point
    Ron_Burgundy

    Olive oil

    I use canola for frying hehehehe
  41. 1 point
    Hameedeh

    Olive oil

    Of course olive oil is better than other kinds of oil. Health-wise. Anyway, that is what they keep telling us. Olives are mentioned in the Holy Qur'an. @Laayla
  42. 1 point
    notme

    Rights of a wife on her husband

    Not exactly accessible to a destitute abandoned wife, wouldn't you agree? Plus, as far as I know, the wife can't even leave her house without husband's approval, let alone travel to a distant land to take him to court. Islam is very fair; some people aren't. Everyone needs to be very careful who they marry, but women need to be especially careful. If things go wrong in the marriage and the husband acts unjustly, there is almost no practical, working option for the wife to seek help.
  43. 1 point
    Gaius I. Caesar

    Surah Yusuf

    If it contradicts the Quran and the teachings of the Ahlulbayt (as), don't accept the hadith. There is no reason why a woman shouldn't be reading Surah Yusuf.
  44. 1 point
    shiaman14

    Thoughts 2017

    ziarat qabool inshallah. remember us in your prayers.
  45. 1 point
    Gaius I. Caesar

    Thoughts 2017

    You're welcome.
  46. 1 point
    Anonymous

    Thoughts 2017

    Thanks to Team members. @Gaius I. Caesar @Heavenly_Silk @Qa'im @Reza @Dhulfikar @starlight @Haji 2003 @notme @Hassan- @wolverine @Hameedeh @ShiaChat Mod
  47. 1 point
    Islandsandmirrors

    Depression

    Emotional exhaustion is different from depression, and what the OP is describing is clinical depression.
  48. 1 point
    laithAlIRAQI

    Thoughts 2017

    This is the second day of our journey. We prayed fajr and ate, It's currently 6 in the morning and we will soon continue our walk to najaf.
  49. 1 point
    silasun

    Thoughts 2017

    This was basically my only surviving picture from Sayedeh Masumah this year. I prayed for all of you there. Now I'm looking at the picture and realising how much I miss that beautiful place. Missing that Lady of Light...
  50. 1 point
    You wont be able to find a solution for a paradox that you have conjured in your own mind. Scripture is faith based. It is based on the flawed, written word of mankind, and interpreted through the further flawed minds of people. The only paradox anyone finds in scripture, are those we are willing to construct ourselves, in our own minds. Just the same, it is through our minds that we also find explanations for anything that might even remotely appear to be a paradox. But in the end, it is irrelevant without objective sources of information. The only solution is to step beyond the box of confined religious thinking and to recognize both truths and falsehood in mankinds attempts to discern our origins and purpose through mainstream religious thought.
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