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  1. 6 points
    Qa'im

    Visiting Masjid Al-Hussein in Cairo

    Our belief is that the head was returned to Karbala with Imam Zayn al-Abideen (as) and buried with his body there. Still, there is nothing wrong with visiting a place where the Imam is remembered. While you're in Cairo though, it is also worth visiting the Sayyida Zaynab mosque there, which is one of the possible sites where the sister of Husayn (as) was buried. Allah knows best.
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    Please don't get hurt by my words for my intention is not to twist knife in the wounds. I am writing these words with the most sincere intentions and duas for you and with the hope that some other young sister might read this someday and not fall in the same trap as you did. Islam is the best of religions and way of life. This thread is tells us why Islam forbade relations even casual friendship between people of opposite sex without a halal relationship. It also tells why islam recommended that a 'Wali' oversee the affairs related to a girl's proposals and marriage.
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    In shaa Allah, I will be traveling to Cairo, Egypt soon. I have been there before and I have visited Masjid Al-Hussein twice, as Allah has willed. First, I am wondering if the reports are true that the mausoleum inside is the burial site for Imam Hussein's blessed head. Second, if it is true, then what is the proper etiquette of visiting this place?
  4. 3 points
    Hameedeh

    Thoughts 2018

    Congratulations to Advanced and Veteran members who were Popular Contributors last week! @Haimid @Ashvazdanghe @yasahebalzaman.313 @Intellectual Resistance @eThErEaL @TheGreenWanderer @Hamodiii @ali_fatheroforphans @AmirAlmuminin Lover @Kazemi
  5. 3 points
    Hamodiii

    Art

    What do you guys draw? Like anything? Anything in particular? Like Anime characters or that too cool for you guys? If anyone could post their drawings, I will love to observe. Thank you for the answers in the advance. Peace.
  6. 3 points
    ireallywannaknow

    Art

    These days I draw children's book illustrations. But my favorite is to draw and paint artistic portraits because I looove drawing faces.
  7. 3 points
    Yes, the older generation is considered close-minded by this younger generation. Science is taking over religion slowly and slowly. Modesty is starting to be considered as "scary" Only the Imam can relieve us from this!
  8. 3 points
    notme

    Do Shias respect Christians?

    In general, yes, but there are individuals who are obnoxious. Christians are respected as People of the Book. Nothing in Islam requires aggressively trying to convert non-Muslims. We just try to set an example that makes our way attractive to others.
  9. 2 points
    https://www.google.com.au/amp/amp.timeinc.net/time/3584585/saudi-arabia-bulldozes-over-its-heritage salam this absolutely breaks my heart
  10. 2 points
    The only guy who can keep the Zionist, satanic, dajjali, arrogant powers from falling asleep at night, labaik ya khamenei! You and your allies are the shia heroes, from nasrallah to zakzaky, the revolution is ongoing and the pinnacle of this revolution will be the return of imam e zaman ajf inshallah
  11. 2 points
    notme

    Communism and Shiism

    Power corrupts, always. Our leaders and rulers are not masoom. Whichever economic system we choose, we ought to decentralize power and minimize the influence of any individuals, corporations, or special interest groups. In the United States right now, maybe in the rest of the world too, I don't know, we need to get money out of politics. Maybe one way to do that is to reduce the gap between the rich and the poor. I'm politically moderate, not liberal or conservative, but I do think the United States should follow the example of more successful first world countries and adopt more socialist policies, such as protection of worker rights, access to medical care for all, and improved public schools and infrastructure.
  12. 2 points
    Ashvazdanghe

    Tatbir

    Salam Me too oppose Tatbir but commoners of Shia Muslim think that is a true action & it is hard to convince them from practicing it. you can see Fatwas against it & history of this practice on www.tatbir.org
  13. 2 points
    Waseem162

    Tatbir

    I strongly oppose Tatbir. And so do majority of Marajes. It is no part of our Religion. It has its history in Turkey past few decades.
  14. 2 points
    Wa aleykumsalaam, Allah gave Imams complete understanding of all the languages, otherwise the people who knows other languages apart from arabic would have returned unanswered if they would have asked questions to Imam in their own mother tongue. Ahmad ibn Ziyad al-Hamadani - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Ali ibn Ibrahim ibn Hashem quoted on the authority of his father, on the authority of Aba Salt al-Harawi, “Al-Reza (s) spoke with people in their own languages. By God, he was the most eloquent and the most knowledgeable person in any language. One day I told him, ‘O son of the Prophet of God! I am amazed at your mastery over all these various languages.’ Al-Reza (s) said, ‘O Aba Salt! I am the Proof of God for His creatures. God would not designate a Proof for Himself to any nation who does not know their language. Have you not heard that Ali - the Commander of the Faithful (s) said?, ‘We have been granted elaborate speech.’ Then how can this be without mastery of all the languages?’” Source: Uyun Akhbar al-Rida by Shaykh Saduq, Vol 1, Pg 251, H 3 Grading: Shaykh Asif Muhsini said hadeeth has 'Motabar Sanad' in his Masharat Behar al-Anwaar Vol 2, Pg 191. Ahmad ibn Muhammad and Muhammad ibn Yahya have narrated from Muhammad ibn al-Hassan from Ya‘qub ibn Yazid from ibn abu ‘Umayr from his people from abu ‘Abdallah who has said the following. "Al-Hassan has said, ‘Allah has two cities. One is in the east and the other is in the west. They have a boundary around them that is made of iron and each one has a million doors. Seventy million languages exist therein and I know all those languages and all that is therein. There is no one who would possess Leadership with Divine Authority except me and my brother, al-Husayn ’ Source: Al Kafi Volume 1 Page 462 Hadith 5 Grading: Allamah Majlisi has graded this hadeeth has "Saheeh" in his Mirat ul Uqool Vol 5, Pg 357. Yes, they know what we do, our deeds are presented to our Rasul(s) and Aimmah (as). A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from al-Husayn ibn Sa‘id from al-Nadr ibn Suwayd from Yahya al-Halabi from ‘Abd al-Hamid al-Ta’i from Ya‘qub ibn Shu‘ayb who has said the following: “Once I asked abu ‘Abd Allah (as), about the meaning of the words of Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High, ‘Act as you wish. Allah will see your deeds and so will His Messenger and the believers. . . .’ (9:106) The Imam said, ‘They (believers) are ‘A’immah (as).’” Source: Al-Kafi by Kulayni,Vol 1,Pg 219,H 2 Grading: Sheikh Hadi al-Najafi says hadeeth has “Saheeh Sanad” in Mausu'ah Ahadith Ahlulbayt, Vol 7, Pg 137. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ‘Uthman ibn 'Isa from Suma‘ who has said that he heard abu ‘Abd Allah (as) say the following: “What is wrong with you? Why do you disappoint the Messenger of Allah?” A man asked, ‘How do we disappoint him?’ The Imam (as), said, ‘Do you not know that your deeds are presented before him? When he finds sins in them it disappoints him. Do not disappoint the Messenger of Allah. Do things that will make him happy.’” Source:Al-Kafi by Kulayni,Vol 1,Pg 219,H 3 Grading: Allamah Majlisi said hadeeth is “Hasan Muwaththaq” in Mirat ul Uqool, Vol 3, Pg 5.
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    The Brother @Islamic Salvation is translating the ahadith himself from Arabic to English, because there is no English translation yet. May Allah bless him.
  17. 2 points
    AbdusSibtayn

    Communism and Shiism

    The late Grand Ayatollah, Sayyid Muhsin al-Hakeem al-Tabataba'i [rh] had recognized the precise dangers which brother @Pedro has pointed out and had issued a fatwa against Shias joining Communist parties, ruling it as kufr. I myself used to lean towards Marxism before I reverted to Islam. As for Dr. Ali Shariati, with all due respect, I do not like the crypto-Maoism of his 'Red Shi'ism'. His intellectual attempts betray a classic trait of ideology-driven academics - when you try to make any historical phenomenon, in this case Islam, confirm to an ideological/doctrinal prototype on the modern, Western politico-philosophical spectrum, the finer, and at times opposing, nuances are lost in the ensuing teleological reasoning.
  18. 2 points
    Partly, the problem lies in the fact that the younger generation is being taught what to think, and not how to think. It is the epistemology of materialism, upon which the shallow truths that plague their mindset are built, and in retrospective they come to believe that the truth is confined to the 5 senses of the body. They find echo-chambers in schools,colleges, peer-groups and the media, and hence the belief that whatever world-view they have adopted is the truth further solidifies. Irrationality is a great weapon though. These post-modernist liberals are as skillful at using it as a propaganda-tool as the takfiris and the Zionists are.
  19. 2 points
    Salam, Do you reckon the older generation have it unfair as they are always considered close-minded and backward (in a negative manner)? The younger generation seem to think they are very open-minded angelic intellectual beings. The newer generation also think irrationally and are as biased as the older generation.
  20. 2 points
    Sure bro. Of course it does not matter. If you search though Islamic history, you'll many great men and women have been the children of slave-mothers.
  21. 2 points
    ShiaChat Mod

    An Another Tragedy in Iran

    Definitely a tragedy when innocent people get killed. إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
  22. 2 points
    Qa'im

    Visiting Masjid Al-Hussein in Cairo

    I'm not sure. "There's no reference in our books to it, no recommendation to visit there, and no evidence even Shi`as for centuries had any idea there was a place there for them to visit. The first reference to it in fact is from a very late medieval Sunni author who mentions local Shi`a women in the area would visit the place thinking it was where she was buried, but that they were wrong in thinking so. Keep in mind the other places she is said to also be buried in (like Cairo), and it raises more doubt about this claim." She may be in Damascus, or Cairo, or even Medina. Allah knows best.
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    These arguments are very general and not specific which is only good for some people. I personally believe that we don't need these arguments to come to a conclusion that God exists. It's like saying "here is a maths equation" hence God exists. Of course everyone is different and some people just want an answer which is purely rational. I think the arguments given in the Quran are far personal and more strong. These arguments make you ponder deeply and are in accordance with our innate nature. "Allah causes you to live, then causes you to die; then He will assemble you for the Day of Resurrection, about which there is no doubt, but most of the people do not know." (Quran 45:26)
  25. 2 points
    ShiaChat Mod

    Thoughts 2018

    Condolences for the shahadat of Fatima Zahra AS. http://www.shiachat.com/forum/calendar/event/365-fatima-zahra-as-martyred-jumaadi-al-thani-3/
  26. 2 points
    Hameedeh

    Big Five Movie Star Test

    Thank you for clarifying that it was a joke. If you had used a smiley I would have understood.
  27. 2 points
    notme

    Imam Khamenei Lovers please comment

    Some great pictures shared here. Thanks.
  28. 2 points
    you made my day brother, thank you.
  29. 2 points
    A lot can be said to express my feelings. Only two for now: The light of wilaya is clearly recognizable in him, his appearance, personality and words. He has a good taste in rings! May Allah prolong his life and humiliate his enemies.
  30. 2 points
    I love Imam Khamanei. In this video you can see him teary during qunoot, subhanallah. I hope I can at least achieve a fraction of his piety.
  31. 2 points
    He is great man with great vision.
  32. 2 points
    سبحان الله No moral is more elevated than the moral of the obedient soul in prayers.
  33. 2 points
    May Allah lengthen this man's life The love of the dunya does not exist in his heart
  34. 1 point
    Sister don't worry! I wish Iran or some other countries could do everything to stop these insane people! Don't forget that we have Imam Zamana (as) in occultation who is witnessing this absurdity. Let them dare to even mess with Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)'s tomb. There is no way they will be able to do so.
  35. 1 point
    Mohammed-Mehdi

    Do Shias respect Christians?

    Do Shias respect Christians ? Yes Ofcourse you are going to have ignorant people or fools anywhere
  36. 1 point
    InshaAllah all of us
  37. 1 point
    Waseem162

    Imam Khamenei Lovers please comment

    @Haimid InshaAllah your love for Wilayah and the True followers of Wilayah be always in your heart and InshaAllah it'll keep on increasing. Iltemas e Dua
  38. 1 point
    Mu'jam al-Ahadith al-Mu'tabara - A Translation Introduction For quite some time now, the need for having a comprehensive compilation of reliable narrations in the English language has been recognized by many. Such a reference work would allow non-Arabic speakers to gain access to authentic material instead of relying on spurious material. Furthermore, some of the non-Shia have always disparaged the Shia about the perceived weaknesses in the body of the Hadith that they possess. Polemics have almost ingrained the notion that Shias do not have a sufficient number of reliable narrations in the popular consciousness. Nothing could be further from the truth. This being the case, this project seeks to translate the encyclopedic work <<Mu’jam al-Ahadith al-Mu’tabara>> by the contemporary scholar Ayatullah Muhammad Asif Muhsini in a bid to fill this gap and respond to the challenge. Preamble adapted from the Introduction of the book Al-Muhsini had always wanted to collect the narrations that are Mu’tabar (reliable) as far as their chains are concerned. The aim being to assist the jurist in his derivation process, the researcher in conducting studies, the popular lecturer in preparing speeches, but even ordinary layman who are interested in knowledge. Al-Muhsini maintains that the only other book in his view to comes close to this vision was the one by the Shaykh Hasan b. Ali al-Shahid al-Thani (d. 1011 AH), but his work “Muntaqa al-Jam’an” is specific only for narrations concerning jurisprudence being taken only from the Four great works. It also suffers from certain defects such as only including narrations that are Sahih or Hasan whilst ignoring the Muwathaq and being only partially complete with the present version ending at the book of Hajj. Al-Muhsini undertook the project despite his busy schedule which included constant travelling whilst coordinating the Jihad and other political activities within the Islamic movement of Afghanistan against the invasion by the Marxist forces of the Kremlin government. The First Attempt The first attempt at completing the book took Al-Muhsini four years (7 Rabi I 1407AH - 20 Jamadi II 1412AH) and the end result was a six volume work which contained 11,658 narrations considered reliable. Preparatory work commenced viz. editing the draft and type-casting it. This took an additional three and a half-years. However, before the book could be published, Al-Muhsini encountered two main issues that greatly troubled him and halted any progress because it meant having to make significant changes. These are: [a] There is a lack of information about the transmission history of a considerable number of primary Hadith works. The manuscripts of such works did not reach scholars like al-Majlisi and Hurr who incorporated them in their encyoclopedic compilations via an acceptable method. Rather the authors of Bihar al-Anwar, Wasail al-Shia and al-Wafi happened upon them from the market and various libraries. We are still in the dark about how exactly they were passed down over the hundreds of years in the intervening period between when they were authored and the Safavid era in which they were discovered. Al-Muhsini says “It is as though this problem despite its intractable nature has not drawn the attention of other scholars, for I have not found it expounded upon in a book, or heard it being talked about in any scholarly gathering”. The second problem is what became apparent to him when he was preparing a commentary of the Mashyakha of the Tahdhibayn for the third edition of his famous Rijali primer <<Buhuth Fi Ilm al-Rijal>>. [This problem is discussed in the 45th chapter of Buhuth (4th ed.) and has to do with possible defects in the chains of Tusi to some very prominent narrators of Hadith]. If one were to take the negative implications that these two problems raise and apply them to their fullest logical conclusion, the outcome would be that about 2000 narration - give or take - would fall outside the boundary of the reliable and consequently become consigned to the non-Mu’tabar category. A natural outcome of these setbacks was a delay in publishing whilst al-Muhsini was reconsidering his options, and as we will see later, this earlier draft was spiked and never saw the light of day. The draft was deposited by its author in the library of the Hawza of Khatam al-Nabiyyin in Kabul. The Second Attempt To be continued …
  39. 1 point
    ShiaChat Mod

    An Another Tragedy in Iran

    In the dark, when people are running, how could you know what their religion is?
  40. 1 point
    ireallywannaknow

    Art

    I tried drawing anime when I was around 13 and I found it really difficult! Its just not my style, plus I wanted to be unique. Anime is so popular and I've always had an aversion to doing what everyone else is doing lol. And last reason is that I hate drawing bodies because I'm bad at it, and in anime the full body and clothes are usually drawn.
  41. 1 point
    Unfortunately there were plane crashes last year but we were not aware of them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_commercial_aircraft
  42. 1 point
    Hamodiii

    Thoughts 2018

    Stay calm! Have sabr, and smile even if your heart is bleeding. Serval days has passed, yet no one has been seen. Hopefully he answers my letter, I am waiting for you... the chosen one! Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى chose you for a reason! Please help the poor, please increase the love around the world! We are desperate for you to come, hope your reapperance is soon, I hope I see you tomorrow. Sincerely A Daily Sinner.
  43. 1 point
    Salaamu Alaikum I want to ask you to consider spreading Shiachat.com, Presstv.com and such sites when you think it is appropriate. For example you are watching youtube video's on certain subjects, a quick comment with a message and Shiachat.com can help others to find this site. I am not saying we should do this as much as possible or something because there might be more important things to do at that time instead. But if it is the right time, the right place, and you can share it with the right people in the right way (and maybe more)
  44. 1 point
    Pedro

    Communism and Shiism

    I put "communism" as an umbrella concept, encompassing all attempts to adapt the socialist worldview within the religious spectrum, as done by Christian Liberation Theology, with Leonardo Boff and Gustavo Gutierrez, and something similar to the thought of Dr. Ali Shariati.
  45. 1 point
    notme

    Communism and Shiism

    Communism and socialism are not the same thing. Further, there will never be a perfect economic system in this world, we just do what seems most fair to us within the bounds of Islam.
  46. 1 point
    I got a very nice article which highlights the relationship between knowledge, certainty & action. https://www.al-islam.org/imam-ali-s-first-treatise-islamic-ethics-education-qorbani-lahiji/7-strengthen-your-heart-certainty
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  48. 1 point
    Haimid

    Imam Khamenei Lovers please comment

    Love you too brother, enshallah i will update this topic day by day with new and old images of this holy man:-)
  49. 1 point
    I understand your need to show him how wrong he is and he is throwing away a good relationship and 10 years of emotional investment but take my advice sis...no point wasting your energy and time with him. The more you try to convince him the more you'll come across as being desperate for this marriage to go ahead(which I completely understand and am not judging you for it) and that will make him act only more like a loser he is. So call it off, simple and short and quick and move on.
  50. 1 point
    Haydar Husayn

    Transgender in Islam

    Gender dysphoria is a mental illness and should be treated as one. Giving in to mentally ill desires is not a solution. A man does not become a woman because he has surgery and hormone therapy, let alone because he claims to be a woman. It's not very surprising that such a high percentage of people suffering from this mental illness commit suicide, because they know themselves that they are not really women, and nothing they can do can make them so. Then there are those who end up regretting the hormone therapy and surgery, which makes the idea of performing it on children absolutely disgusting. Many children go through phases during puberty, but it doesn't necessarily last.
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