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    Post Your Voices!

    سبحان الله Heavy is the voice praising Allah, The voice best of praisers, Who breaks the march of the Elephant of Abraha
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    Appeasing Sunnis

    Brother - it is not diplomacy when you rebuke your shia brothers specifically saying what will the sunnis think of it. To give you another example, Trump claims to be diplomatic and wants peace in the Middle East but then moves the embassy to Jerusalem and cuts funding to the Palestinian refugee program. Is that diplomatic? Since you brought it up, it does seem like you discuss tatbir a lot with your sunni side of the family. Really their primary concern should not be how shias do azadari but how to prevent terrorism and suicide bombing that seems to be rampant in the Sunni world. In the name of diplomacy, no non-Muslim ever worries that a shia will scratch their back or beat their chest but thousands and thousands of non-Muslims fear being attacked/bombed/shot by Muslims. So if anyone gives Muslims a bad name, it is not shias. That is what you should be discussing with Sunnis. I couldn't care less about what a salafi thinks of me. However, I do agree that la'an has a time and place and should not be done ad nauseam. I am all for discussing usul-e-deen with everyone. I am all for discussing furuh-e-deen with everyone. But azadari is off limits to all non-Shias. Shame on us if we let non-shias determine how we commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (as). Where is this phenomena? From my experience, we do our thing and let others do their thing. What we do inside our premises is no one's business. exactly. e.g. Why revere Muawiya? How can the savior of Muhammad (saw) and Islam be considered kafir?, etc,etc.
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    World Cup 2018!

    Good group for England. Avoided Brazil, Arg, France and Germany which is good. Can't wait boys! It's so much more exciting now the groups are in!
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    Post Your Voices!

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    Gaius I. Caesar

    Post Your Voices!

    @ali_fatheroforphans type this in and go to the 0:59 mark. That's me.
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    Tabassum Iman


    Salam alaykom wa ramatullahi wa barakatuh! I pray this reaches you in the best of conditions. Ameen. I have found that they have excellent TV and Videos on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/user/ahlulbaytTV Ahlul Bayt Documentaries https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZHDX1YOIys7tHgEzTzg-qw There is a whole section on YouTube dedicated to Ahlul Bayt. I found that these gave me great insight. They are very well made interviews and documentaries! Barakallah feek! Sister Tabassum
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    Ali AS born in Kaaba

    Just like they forgot to mention that Imam Ali was chosen to be khalifa.
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    AmirAlmuminin Lover

    Post Your Voices!

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    Guys I wanna hear your voice @Shah Khan @Hameedeh @Wholehearted Shi'a @notme @hasanhh @AmirAlmuminin Lover @shiaman14 @Wared @IbnSina @Intellectual Resistance @starlight @Gaius I. Caesar @shia farm girl @Sisterfatima1 @Guest Account Ali @Islandsandmirrors @Ashvazdanghe Others feel free to record your voice!
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    Your Username Or Avatar

    Now, for everyone who asks me if my hijabi girl display pic really looks like me, I can say Yes!
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    Your Username Or Avatar

    Back in the days, these were my first ones.
  12. 2 points
    Thank you sister @Laayla but Google play books isn't available in my country. That thread by brother @Dhulfikar is amazing. May Allah reward him for it!
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    وَ لاَ يُبْدِيْنَ زِيْنَتَهُنَّ إِلاَّ مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَ لْيَضْرِبْنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلىَ جُيُوْبِهِنَّ “...and not display their beauty except what is apparent, and they should place their khumur over their bosoms...” - 24:31 What is the meaning of “khumur” used in this verse? Khumur خُمُرٌ is plural of khimarخِمَارٌ , the veil covering the head. See any Arabic dictionary like Lisanu ’l-‘Arab, Majma‘u ’l-Bahrayn or al-Munjid. Al-Munjid, which is the most popular dictionary in the Arab world, defines al-khimar as “something with which a woman conceals her head —ما تغطى به المرأة رأسها .” Fakhru ’d-Din al-Turayhi in Majma‘u ’l-Bahrayn (which is a dictionary of Qur’anic and hadith terms) defines al-khimar as “scarf, and it is known as such because the head is covered with it.”
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    Salaam, My understanding is that if you completed the first rakat before Qadha time, you are okay.
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    @hemsireJosie One thing for sure is that you need to be creative when you decide to wear hijab. I don't agree with men who just want you to wear a big black gown. There is nothing wrong in wearing hijab with various unique designs, patterns etc. Given it fits the Islamic modest criteria. Take some time out and really develop a unique style for yourself. There is nothing wrong in wanting to look good, if you have the right intentions. I also find women more attractive who dress modest - in a respectful way. Also, I don't know where you live but a lot of non-Muslims won't look down upon you. You will be respected for adhering to your values.
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    Turning the light off is better, because even if the jinn is there, you won't be able to see it.
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    Jinn and turning the lights on

    “Do not drink water from the broken portion of the vessel nor from the portion of the handle, for surely, the Shaytan sits upon the handle and the broken portion.”11 In view of the fact that Shaytan is from the jinn, and knowing the fact that the broken portion of the vessel and similarly its handle are places of accumulation of numerous microbes, it does not appear too far-fetched that jinn and Shaytan, in their expansive meanings, should also include these entities too, in addition to possessing a specific meaning, i.e. an entity, who possesses understanding, intelligence and religious obligation. And traditions in this regard are numerous.12 and 13 https://www.al-islam.org/180-questions-about-islam-vol-2-various-issues-makarim-shirazi/8-what-reality-jinn Off topic but on Topic of Jinn. Read the link for further clarity for this subject. just as an fyi . Anything Negative, Or effecting a human mind or mood or behaviour in a Negative way...or things or environment or setting inviting negative energy or thoughts
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    Anonymous @Anonymous [Image is being resized at the moment.] "Anonymous"
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    https://books.google.com.lb/books/about/Combat_with_the_Self.html?id=p3g5I3nORiUC&redir_esc=y Bismehe Ta3ala, Assalam Alikum Sister, Does the link above work for you? Some of the chapters are posted on SC M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah
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    Losing your manliness

    W Salam Apparently, 'manliness' is a [rather poor] translation of the Arabic word "muru'a" مروءة To make it short, the Imam pbuh says you shouldn't let your greed and desire take over your dignity and force you to do things against your honor. You shouldn't do everything just for a more delicious meal.
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    You have options - free a slave - feed or provide clothing for ten indigent people If you can't do any of the above, you fast three days. And you do this is for every time you broke the oath. So if you broke it twice, you do this twice.
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    Doesn't everyone do that? I confess that I actually enjoy reading kids books. Some of them are even better than some of my favorite grown up books. And I can recite Goodnight Moon from memory, including pantomime of the page turns.
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    Prayer questions

    Asalamu Alaikum all, I had some questions and regarding prayer and was wondering if any of you guys could help me. So here it goes: 1) I've read on here about how men and women have different ways to prostrate in which parts have to touch on the ground. Apparently along with the hands, forehead, and knees, and toes, women's elbows have to touch the ground too. Is this true? Does this mean the forearms have to be on the ground too? I'm a title confused. 2) Also, I've seen things on here about conflicting views on turning to say Salam on the right and on the left. Apparently the prayer ends after we say salam 3 times at the end. Is it true that we can't turn our heads to the right and left to say Salam? Do we also have to do takbir after the salams and have our hands reach our ears? I do taqleed of Sayed Ali Khamenei if that helps. May Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى bless you all.
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    Post Your Voices!

    Sorry for my lisping, people. I have elastics in. https://vocaroo.com/i/s1qPjs7o8fFV
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    سبحان الله And the Almighty made the night for rest, Pious is the Party of Allah, Who have found the Path of Mercy, And it is Allah who is the Keeper of Mercy, And thy Lord is truly Merciful.
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    Shah Khan

    Post Your Voices!

    Sorry! cant do it right now. But I will.
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    Post Your Voices!

    http://vocaroo.com Record yourself, then press save and finally copy link and post here
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    AmirAlmuminin Lover

    Help me plz

    Salaam Alaykum Don't smile at him. Smiling makes him think you like him. If you haven't talked with him yet, one time when you both are alone, tell him to leave you alone. Tell him you are Muslim and it's against your religion to be in contact with men. From your post I realized that this happened recently. Otherwise, you also had feelings towards him. This means you have to take action soon. Get rid of him. If he is still in your shoes, ask your brother or dad to come to schooll and talk with him one time. You can also talk with department chair, but before doing that warn him about having this intention.
  30. 1 point
    I gave my personal take. Unfortunately I disagree with you. setting our own (in general) standards are inevitable I find. The actual way to thrive is being able to adapt with evolving standards. For example the Prophet peace be upon him is purported to sit a certain way in salah. Is it important we sit the exact same way? He sat the way that was comfortable to him so he would pray undisturbed focuses entirely. I and others, cannot sit that way and would be in a state of discomfort, and I wouldn't really can't focus sincerely on the prayer thus compromising its integrity. Was the intention to sit that exact way, OR to sit in a way that makes you comfortable and able to pray? If everyone focused on the "what" and not the "why" there is no Islam to be followed. Both must be pondered. The Quran quite directly says cover the bosom with the veil, in any society (like in certain African tribes) where showing female breasts openly or even stomachs is normal/standard, would still have to cover. The musculature and curvature of the male or female anatomy unfortunately cannot be standardized or normalised, attention seeking/immodest disposition in one's clothes is always apparent and any such argument against it is just simple denial in my opinion. however simple hair and modesty are more durable and elastic. I can promise you its quite essy to distinguish of two women with no hijab which intends immodesty and which does not intend modesty. i.e., who is looking /sending a message. If they delude themselves about "standards" that is in tgeir ignorance. Certain standards as defined in Qur'an are the limits. I dont see hair as an obvious one in Quran at least obvious to me. If it is obvious to women cool, if not cool. You and I are no masters of understanding Quran as much as I like to think I could be.
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    Jinn and turning the lights on

    What if the jinn see in infrared ---like rattlesnakes?
  32. 1 point
    This is incredibly true where I live. The widows and divorcees (especially the younger ones, not the older ones) have an INCREDIBLE difficult time covering. But the ones with husbands are blessed with that security. The pressure and harassments is just soooo much more when not married in the west, especially for converts.
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    And what is the meaning of 'awrah? The genitals are called 'awrah, because it is a shame to look at them; and everything which a man hides (because of pride or shame) is called 'awrah; and the women are 'awrah.” According to Al-Urwatu 'l-wuthqa (by Sayyid Kazim Yazdi on which are footnotes of all great Mujtahids of recent times) covering is of two kinds: 1. First: The covering which is Wajib in itself at all times and it means: a. Hiding of 'awratain (private parts, front and behind) from all people, male and female, Mahram and Ghair-Mahram, Baligh and Ghair-Baligh. Exception: Husband and wife may look at each other. Also a very small child is exempted from this restriction. b. As it is haram to uncover those parts before any person, so it is haram to look at them. c. It is wajib for a woman to cover her whole body (except face and hands up to wrists, which will be explained later) from all persons except her husband and Mahram. d. Face and Hands: i. If there is possibility that someone will look at her with lust, then it is Wajib to cover the hands as well. ii. If there is no such possibility, then it is Ahwat to cover them, according to Fatwa of Sayyid Kazim Yazdi, Sayyid Muhsin Hakim Tabataba'i, Sayyid Mahmud Husaini Shahrudi, Sayyid Abul-Qasim Khui, Sayyid Muhammad Kazim Shari'atmadari, Sayyid Muhammad Rida Gulpayegani and Sayyid Hadi Milani. iii. It is haram to look with lust at the body, face or hands of a man or woman, be he or she a Mahram or Ghair Mahram. (Exception: Wife and Husband). 2. The second kind of covering concern the Salat. a. Man must cover his awratain even if there is no one there to look at him. And it Ahwat to cover between navel and knees. b. Woman must cover her whole body including hair and ears except face (from forehead upto the chin in length, and between the thumb and middle finger in width), hand (from wrist downwards) and feet up to ankles. It is Wajib to cover a portion of these excepted parts “Min Babil Muqaddamah”. c. It is not necessary for her to cover in prayer her ornaments or make up on face. d. If there is someone who is looking or may look with lust at her face, hands or feet during Salat, then it is Wajib for her to cover these parts also, not because of Salat, but because of the general rule mentioned earlier.19 Face and Hands In the first verse it is said that the women display not their Zinat (adornment) except what becomes apparent of it. There is a difference of opinion about the meaning of this exception. There is a group (both in the Sunni and the Shi'a sects) which says that 'Ma Zahar Minha' means the face and hands, which according to them a woman is allowed to keep open. Another group says that it refers to only that incidence when any part of her body adornment becomes uncovered because of uncontrollable factors such as blowing of wind, or out of necessity such as the outer clothes themselves. Leaving aside the Sunni traditions, there are four ahadith in Shi'a books which directly or indirectly support the first interpretation. First hadith is from Mardak bin 'Ubayd from 'a man' from Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (a.s.) that this exception covers face, hands and feet (below ankles). Second is from Qasim bin 'Urwah from Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (a.s.) that it means antimony and ring (implying eyes and hands). Third is from Sa'dan bin Muslim from Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (a.s.) that the exception is of ring and bracelet (implying hands only). Now 'a man' in the first hadith, Qasim bin 'Urwah in the second and Sa'dan bin Muslim in the third are “un-known” persons. Nobody knows how much reliance can be put on their words. The fourth hadith is from 'Amr bin Shimr from Jabir al-Ansari, that Jabir said that he went with the Prophet to the house of Fatima (a.s.) and saw that she had become pale. This 'Amr bin Shimr was an ardent liar and Sunni and Shi'a 'Ulama unanimously say that he used to forge ahadith and attribute them to Jabir Ju'fi and others. Moreover, this hadith goes against the authentic ahadith which prove that Fatima (a.s.) covered herself before allowing a blind companion of the Prophet to enter her house, and that she did not want her dead body to be put on an open plank (as was the custom at that time) because people would know her height. Anyhow, it is only an academic difference, coming to practical side, all 'Ulama (without any exception) say that if there is a danger that people will look at her face with lusty intention, then it is wajib for her to cover her face. And if there is no danger then according to one group it is wajib to cover the face, and according to the other it is Ahwat. Now, it is for a woman to decide between Allah and herself whether such a danger exists in this enlightened society or not. Thickness The dress must be thick enough so as not to show the colour of skin or the shape of the body. It is necessary to remind our women folk that the purpose of hijab is not putting on any cloth but to hide the body. Transparent or thin clothes which reveal the colour of skin or shape of body are absolutely forbidden. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said, inter alia, in a hadith: “….Their women will be dressed, yet naked; on their heads will be like the humps of lean camels; do curse them, for they are truly cursed.” 20 The Holy Prophet on seeing a bride in a thin dress said: ”A woman who dressed like this, is not the one who believes in the Surah an-Nur.” Looseness The dress must not be tight to describe the curves and shape of a woman's body. I took from from the al Islam site https://www.al-islam.org/articles/hijab-dress-modesty-islam-allamah-sayyid-saeed-akhtar-rizvi
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    If you turn off whole lights 24/7, nothing happens.
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    Brother, I understand that you are trying to protect a command of Allah and that is very nobel but sometimes you come across as very harsh. I am aware that not wearing hijab is a sin. I have stated this above. I am aware that I must strive to wear it and that if I don't then I can expect punishment, I have already stated that too. The intention of my earlier posts was not to justify not wearing it but to explain my struggle. And to highlight that we all struggle with something. And to suggest that we should pray for each rather than constantly call each other out and make people feel as though they are so far gone that they are out of the fold of Islam. I have many hijabi friends and what makes me want to wear hijab the most is not if they would talk harshly to me. But when I see them and their sincere devotion to Allah it is an inspiration. And when they talk to me about their struggles with hijab or their acts of worship or perfecting their character, etc. it makes me realise that we are all human and we are all striving and that we always will be striving. And it gives me hope that I can get there one day too. That is all I am saying.
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    Even in West we can't wear everything that we want.
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    abusive father

    Thank you for your prayers. I wasn't blaming shia islam. I just thought if there was a shelter, it will solve a big problem for many shia women. Many women are stuck in abusive marriages because they don't have any other place to live. If they get divorce, their families are not willing to keep them. I was talking about Hawza in Iran. There are few Hawzas in US, but I think admission to those hawzas is very competitive. Many people from west are going to Iran. The conditions there might be better than what you are facing at home.
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    I think men should have a decent conversation with their future spouse and look into the root cause of a woman not wearing hijab. If a girl is arrogant and says "hijab isn't necessary" then just to be safe, we should avoid marrying her. On the contrary, if a girl doesn't wear it due to social pressure or fear of judgment then we can marry and support her. I really believe a lot of women need a supportive husband to wear hijab. We shouldn't just reject a woman if we can't find a piece of cloth on her head. It is more wise if we look deep into the girl's life. We also shouldn't be ungrateful to Allah by rejecting a woman straight up like that.
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    The following links provide the answers: https://www.al-islam.org/salatul-layl-h-t-kassamali https://www.al-islam.org/taqwa-piety-advice-ahl-al-bayt-sayyed-hussain-tooyserkani/56-night-prayer wasalam
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    Ali Al Kashmiri


    After reading this thread, there is one thing that I am sure about, hyper nationalism is a curse on the Ummah. There are 47 Muslim majority countries what's stopping them from getting united against American imperialism ? These countries only care about personal regional and global interests nothing else. There is no such thing as one unified Ummah. The only country that has had some courage to show some resistance, has been Iran. Pakistan a country with a begging bowl, it has been living on mercy of America, KSA & China. They are buying a new credit card to pay of the previous one. All those infrastructure projects that you are bragging about were building by (beekh) given by some foreign nation. You need money to fight a war, where is that money going to come from?
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    How much damage has nationalism done......Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى, please forgive the Ummah of Your Prophet (sawa)!!
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    That's really good then alhamdullilah,
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    When l was in school, the paddle was called "The Board of Education". l actually heard two teachers at to different times say some students won't learn any other way. So their was paddling for missing to many homework assignments and once for sloppy writing that l saw. Me? l once got the paddle three times in one day. l ran out of school before l got the 4-for-the-day.
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    Imam Ali (as): "There will be a people who will carry knowledge around with them, but it will not pass beyond their shoulders. Their inner most thoughts will contradict what they display in public, and their actions will contradict what they know."
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    Good luck with your disastrous marriage should you choose to marry a hijabi with bad character as opposed to a non hijabi with decent character.
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    Allahumma salli ala Muhammadiw wa ali Muhammadin wa ajjil faraja hum. Astaghfirillah.
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    Malek Akhbari

    Salam and Welcome

    wow thank you alot
  48. 1 point
    ShiaChat is looking great. So many topics to choose from!
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    ShiaChat Mod

    Salam and Welcome

    Please send a PM to one of the Forum Admins: @Qa'im http://www.shiachat.com/forum/profile/39248-qaim/ @Reza http://www.shiachat.com/forum/profile/89402-reza/ @Hameedeh Hameedeh is on a 10 day break, so if you are not in a hurry wait until she comes back. http://www.shiachat.com/forum/profile/66196-hameedeh/
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    Abu talib

    Ya Ali Haider, Ibne Abi Talib AS