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  1. 3 points
    ShiaMan14

    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.
  2. 2 points
    silasun

    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!
  3. 2 points
    @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.
  4. 2 points
    Turning the light off is better, because even if the jinn is there, you won't be able to see it.
  5. 2 points
    S.M.H.A.

    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
  6. 2 points
    Anonymous @Anonymous "Anonymous"
  7. 2 points
    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
  8. 2 points
    mesbah

    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.
  9. 2 points
    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.
  10. 2 points
    notme

    Confessions...

    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.
  11. 1 point
    baradar_jackson

    World Cup 2018!

    My dream scenario: Iran gets 5 points. 1 goal scored. 0 goals allowed. I would friggin love that.
  12. 1 point
    One time I prayed in public and a police officer asked me for ID. It does not mean praying in public is bad. It does not mean I have permission to delay pray. It means that officer was so narrow minded and judgmental that thought I'm a bomber. He was wrong not me. I still pray outside and do it a lot till it become something established at least among my Muslim friends. My professor gave me a class to be teaching assistant for. I said I go out for 10 mins to do my pray. Is it OK by you? So it's ok. Sometimes we make a big deal out of things in our mind.
  13. 1 point
    Hamodiii

    Beards in Shia Islam

    Reverts are knowledgeable cause they have to study a lot to find the right path. May Allah bless you, sister.
  14. 1 point
    Being a revert is a journey not many born Muslims will understand what we go through at times - especially reverts from different cultural backgrounds with limited contacts around them. Fear of acceptance and discrimination is a big fear at the beginning. Some of us manage to take big steps to defeat it, whereas others take smaller steps and a longer time - as long as we end up at the same destination at the end with our intentions set right in our heart towards Allah is the main thing. May Allah guide us. When I first declared myself and began learning salat, Ramzan was only a few weeks away. I thought as I was still unlearned in many ways, I would try Ramzan the following year and give zakat the next year. When I talked to one of my friends about it, she said to me something along the lines of it 'When you open your heart and come to faith in Allah, you need to open all of it'. It hit me deep, so I took a big step and fasted for that Ramzan, gave zakat, and it increased my imaan greatly. At the same time, it opened up the local Muslim community to me. The only other Muslim at my work during that time, I found out he had arranged to work earlier and leave earlier for Maghreb. So I decided to do the same, it meant all of my coworkers and manager would find out that I'm Muslim. This was quite unnerving for me at first at thought, I was a bit withheld when putting through the request, but I did it. Afterwards, I realised there is nothing to be afraid of. We are Muslims in identity, we know what we believe and what we strive for, why do we hold ourselves back from stepping forwards greater to faith? After that, you realise what you feared is nothing and I was even happy in many ways knowing I don't have to 'hide' that identity anymore and how people should behave around me. It reminds me of this quote: When you are afraid of something dive straight into it, because the intensity of abstaining from it is greater than what you are afraid of. Ali Ibn Abu Talib Anyway, my point is for other reverts is, don't be afraid to take these steps, whether big or small, just keep progressing with steps. If you're afraid of wearing hijab, try something like this: Begin wearing it inside and outside area of your home. Wear it out in a weekend. If afraid of your own area, go for a trip somewhere and wear it there to get used to wearing it around others you don't know Build your steps up until you realise it's nothing to be afraid of and other Muslims, please encourage and be patient for these ladies, jazak'Allah
  15. 1 point
    I fail to see how that proves that Ibn Arabi was a 12er shi'i. Sufis generally hold ahlul bayt in high regard and many even hold the 12 imams in very high regard. In fact some believe in the existence of the 12th imam, some claimed that Al-Askari had more then one son. They would just say that the rafidah perverted the "true" teachings of the imams which in their opinion would be sunni sufism. I've heard that those scholars have "proven" ibn arabi was shia before but I haven't seen any evidence of that, can you provide any? Otherwise its a baseless claim.
  16. 1 point
    Sumerian

    Pakistan

    Patriotism and nationalism are not the same. Patriotism is a good thing, and love of your homeland is mentioned in the hadiths. One should have gheera on his brothers in Iman first - but he should also have gheera on his homeland, people, tribe, family and friends.
  17. 1 point
    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.
  18. 1 point
    Under cover camera in a Wahabi school https://youtu.be/r4D_OLm-RV4 difference between Wahabi & Shia teachings to kids
  19. 1 point
    That is really sick... Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajiun!
  20. 1 point
    I don't blame Islam, I blame these spineless cowards of parents accepting "diyah" and "forgiving" this man. He killed their child, how stupid do you have to be to allow something like this?
  21. 1 point
    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."
  22. 1 point
    Allahumma salli ala Muhammadiw wa Muhammadin wa ajjil faraja hum. Astaghfirillah.
  23. 1 point
    ShiaChat Mod

    Salam and Welcome

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  24. 1 point
    Chapter 6: The Divine Recommendation to Adorn Oneself With Noble Moral Traits (With a Brief Mention of a Few of Them) Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq [a] said: “Indeed, we love those who are intelligent, understanding, acute in their discernment, clement, amiable, patient, honest and loyal. Indeed Allah, Mighty and Exalted, distinguished the prophets with noble modal traits, so whoever possesses such traits should praise Allah for that. And he who does not possess any of them should implore and beseech Allah to bestow them upon him.” Upon hearing this, one of his companions asked him: “May I be your ransom, what are these traits?” He replied: “They are: piety, contentment, patience, thankfulness, clemency, modesty, generosity, courage, self-respect, righteousness, truthfulness and reliability” al-Kafi v.2, p.46, no. 3 Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq [a] said: “I urge you to adopt noble moral traits, for indeed Allah [sWT] loves these traits and yourselves, and hates despicable deeds. I urge you also to recite the Qur’an…and I urge you to have a pleasant disposition, for it takes him who has it to the level of one who is praying and fasting. I urge you to be neighborly, for Allah, the Sublime, has commanded it. And I urge you to clean your teeth, as it is a cleanser as well as a good practice. I urge you to fulfil the duties that Allah has enjoyed upon you and avoid the things that Allah has prohibited.” Amali al-Saduq p. 294, no. 10 Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq [a] said: “Allah, Might and Exalted, created leaders from His creation and His earth in order to fulfil the needs of their brothers, and they consider generosity as tantamount to praising Allah. Allah, Glory be to Him, loves noble moral traits, such that he says to his Prophet [saws]: “And most surely you conform [yourself] to sublime morality” Q.68:4. Prophet said: “This [sublime morality] is generosity and good-naturedness.”” Amali al-Tusi, v.1, p.308 Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq [a] said to one of his companions: “Indeed, let me tell you about noble moral traits – disregarding people’s faults, giving generously to one’s brother from one’s own wealth and remembering Allah much.” Ma’ni al-Akhbar, p.191, no.2 The Holy Prophet [saws] asked: “Shall I inform you who are the best of your men?” His companions replied: “Yes, O Prophet of Allah.” He said: “The best of you are those who are pious, pure, openhandedly generous, of pure descent of both sides of the family, good to their parents, and who take care of their dependents themselves, without putting the responsibility on to others.” al-Kafi v.2, p.47, no. 7 Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq [a] said: “Indeed, Allah, Mighty and Exalted, has chosen for you Islam as a path, so be good company for it by being generous and good-natured.” al-Kafi v.2, p.46, no.4 A man from Bani Hashim said: “There are four things, which if a person possesses them, will complete his Islam, and even if he were to have other flaws from head to toe, they will not decrease it. They are: honesty, modesty, good-naturedness and thankfulness.” al-Kafi v.2, p.47, no.6 A man came to Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq [a] and asked him: “O son of the Prophet, tell me about noble moral traits.” Imam replied: “It is to pardon one who is unjust to you, to reconcile with one who has cut you off, to give to one who has deprived you, and to tell truth, even if it be to your detriment.” Amali al-Saduq p. 231, no. 10; Ma’ni al-Akhbar, p.191, no.1
  25. 1 point
    May Allah bless and reward you brother.
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