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  1. 6 points
    shia farm girl

    #18 Do You Own a Car?

    As salaamun aleikum, for the last 7 years I have been driving a 95 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup, 5.7 liter engine. It has been stolen twice and broken into twice, but each time Allahسُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى has returned it to me quickly and undamaged, alhamdulilah. It wasn't until after it was stolen the second time that I went online and researched and found out that in 2015 it was the third most stolen vehicle! Not because it's special or anything, but because by the time a vehicle gets to the age that mine is, generally the lock cylinders and ignition cylinder has been fairly worn down, so they just force a key in and drive away:/ Needless to say, I replaced all locks, and had an alarm installed by my friend husband. In sha Allah, it doesn't happen again. This time I have tied my camel, as we say in Islam! Really the only reason why I continue driving a truck is because I can help people with it,plus, my family lives on a farm and there is always things we use my truck for. I have definetly considered non-op ing it and getting a smaller car, but im not completely ready to surrender to that just yet.
  2. 5 points
    notme

    Abortion?

    No, killing your unborn child is not allowed unless bearing the child will cause the death of the mother, or perhaps a few other very extreme circumstances. Your husband being an irresponsible pathetic loser is not justification for killing an innocent person. I suggest you inform your family of your circumstances, including the threats by your husband. You're going to need all the help and support you can get.
  3. 4 points
    I've intended for this post to be a placeholder until I publish my next entry on the linguistic history of the Arabic language until the early Islamic period. I've adapted it from a post I made elsewhere. It represents an early phase in my research on the religions in pre-Islamic Arabia, it's rather informal but so is the nature of my research right now. InshaAllah it'll be added to, corrected, and fixed as time progresses. The presence of Christianity in Arabia was already centuries old by the time the Prophet was born. Historical Arabia was identified as a region spanning from the Eastern banks of the Nile to the Euphrates and as far north as the Syrian desert. According the Socrates Scholasticus, the Byzantine ecclesiastical historian, not the Athenian philosopher, a Queen Mavia (ماوية) of the Ishmaelites, who reigned from the late fourth century to the early fifth century, converted to Christianity. She went on to appoint a Bishop named Moses, another "Saracen" (Arab) who led a monastic life and was reputed to preform miracles. Eusebius writes about an Arab Monarchian named Beryllus, Bishop of Bostra. He believed that Christ was a distinct divinity but only possessed the Divine nature of God the Father after the incarnation. Origen of Alexandria converted him back to "orthodoxy" (in the lower-case sense of the word, not upper-case sense referring to the Orthodox Churches). It seems that by the birth of Prophet Muhammad there was a major presence of various "heretical" Christian groups. A misattributed dictum of St. Theodoret of Cyrrhus states that "Arabia hæresium ferax", "Arabia is the bearer of heresies". Scholars have attempt to identify the groups present in Arabia using antique and mediaeval sources and the Qur'anic description of their doctrines. Theophilos Indus, an Arian Bishop sent by Emperor Constantius II to Asia via Arabia as a missionary. He is reported to have converted the people of Himyar to Arianism. He was Heteroousian, a follower of the theologian Aetius, who denied that Christ and God the Father were of the same substance. It's possible that Arianism survived in the region. There was also a Severan Monophysite presence concentrated on the Red Sea coast (Hijaz and Yemen). The Julianists, a group closely related to the Docetists, are of particular interest due to their rejection of Christ having died on the cross -- a view also found in the Gnostic Apocalypse of Peter (where Christ is in a tree and laughing at whoever is being crucified). Irfan Shahid states Ashab al-Ukhdud (People of the Ditch) that the Qur'an mentions were Monophysites. Their account is also mentioned in text called "The Book of the Himyarites", a Syriac work which was translated into English by Axel Moberg. Their leader was St. Arethas (Harith) was written about in the 7th century text Acta Sancti Arethæ/Martyrium Sancti Arethæ. There was also a Nestorian presence in Arabia. The Prophet was aware of this and the Qur'an even employs the Nestorian idea of "Isa b. Maryam" to deny that Christ is the Son of God. The aforementioned Book of the Himyarites also has a passage were Dhu-Nuwas employs Nestorian terms to refer to the Christology of the "majority of Christians" (in his realm). Though Monophysitism did become dominate after the fall of Dhu-Nuwas, Nesotrianism returned with the conquest of South Arabia by the Sassanids. In the lifetime of the Prophet, Nestorian missionaries from Najran would go to Ukadh to preach, and Prophet Muhammad encountered one who left an impression on him, Quss b. Sa'idah al-Iyyadi. He was possibly a bishop of Najran. Irfan Shahid mentions this as a matter of fact in "Islam and Oriens Christianus". However, he's also argued against this position in his entry on Quss b. Sa'idah in the Brill Encyclopaedia of Islam, saying that it was just a conflation of several facts about him and the Episcopate of Najran. Shahid believes there also might have been an Ethiopic Christian presence. This is based on what seems to be Ge'ez terms being used by the Qur'an, such as Nasara rather than Masihiyyun, Isa rather than Yasu'. Though in the case of the latter Arthur Jeffery demonstrates how this could have also happened as a result of natural linguistic corruption when the word transferred from Syriac to Arabic. References and Further reading: Irfan Shahid's article "ISLAM AND ORIENS CHRISTIANUS: MAKKA 610-622 AD" represents a bulk of the research here, I would highly recommend it. You might also want to check out Irfan Shahid's series on Byzantium and Arabia. Gabriel Said Reynold's The Qur'an in its Historical Context (both parts one and two) might also prove useful. And Darren M. Slade's article "ARABIA HAERESIUM FERAX (ARABIA BEARER OF HERESIES): Schismatic Christianity’s Potential Influence on Muhammad and the Qur’an ".
  4. 4 points
    Would we really have evolved if we can't even fix what we destroyed?
  5. 3 points
    It isn’t your position. This is between your parents and her. Take it from me, I grew up with only brothers, I did not like hearing it from my brothers. This kind of decision is made between your parents and how they choose to raise her.
  6. 3 points
    ali_fatheroforphans

    #18 Do You Own a Car?

    Yeah, after years of hard work - I finally got a car alhamdullilah.
  7. 2 points
    Dhulfikar

    Iblis in Sufism

    Salaam Aleikum, I was reading wikipedia article about this: These are nothing but assumptions and even go very far from Islam.
  8. 2 points
    Learner2526

    Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving
  9. 2 points
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  10. 2 points
    Salsabeel

    Is this Knowledge (Ilm) ?

    Tafakkur is a deed. Surah Aal-e-Imran, Verse 190: إِنَّ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلَافِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ لَآيَاتٍ لِّأُولِي الْأَلْبَابِ Most surely in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day there are signs for men who understand. (English - Shakir) Surah Aal-e-Imran, Verse 191: الَّذِينَ يَذْكُرُونَ اللَّهَ قِيَامًا وَقُعُودًا وَعَلَىٰ جُنُوبِهِمْ وَيَتَفَكَّرُونَ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هَٰذَا بَاطِلًا سُبْحَانَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ Those who remember Allah standing and sitting and lying on their sides and reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth: Our Lord! Thou hast not created this in vain! Glory be to Thee; save us then from the chastisement of the fire: (English - Shakir) You can see brother, dhikr & tafakkur are deeds. Salat (prayer) is also a form of dhikr, Quran is dhikr. Surah Taha, Verse 14: إِنَّنِي أَنَا اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا أَنَا فَاعْبُدْنِي وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ لِذِكْرِي Surely I am Allah, there is no god but I, therefore serve Me and keep up prayer for My remembrance: (English - Shakir)
  11. 2 points
    Abraram

    Is this Knowledge (Ilm) ?

    There is a popular saying: "Knowledge without deed is nothing". This saying applies to some of the things but according to my speculation doesn't work for everything. For example, if ilm is: "Allah is 1" and the practical deed one might say is to "avoid shirk". Now, I truly believe and I gain knowledge. How about proton, neutron and electron revolve around nucleus? And proton has other particles in it etc. What could be the deed of this knowledge? Is it just information, then schools and university are mostly focusing on learning information rather than the true knowledge?
  12. 2 points
    Walakom al salam, brother, you are correct, by the time I realised my mistake, I couldn't cancel the post, or delete it. It was just a matter of time to wait for one of the nice moderators to approve what I had posted. Regards, Moses
  13. 2 points
    Sounds ok to me, although I think the some of the righteous should accompany those going to space.
  14. 2 points
    Leave the righteous people in earth, that would be enough.
  15. 2 points
    It is possible, we don't all need to go to space. Just send some people into space and leave the rest of us to fix the Earth.
  16. 2 points
    Salam brother I think you mixed some things up.. Look whol I quoted, I was not answering the intial question bit sister islandsandmirrors.. Pleae read carefully before you point your fingers towards me.
  17. 2 points
    Salam, I'm of the opinion that we should fix this earth. We won't need to leave this place for thousands of years if we do.
  18. 1 point
    skyweb1987

    70 Virtues of Imam Ali AS

    30- I heard God’s Prophet (MGB) say, ‘My nation will be resurrected and become united on the Resurrection Day with five flags. The first flag which will come will be the flag of Muawiyah who is the Pharaoh of my nation. The second flag will be that of Amr ibn al-A'as who is the Sameri of the nation. The third flag will be that of Abu Musa Ash’ari who is like the Catholic Archbishop (Al-Jaseliq) of this nation. The fourth flag will be that of Abil A’oar al-Salmy. Yours will be the fifth flag under which all the believers will be gathered while you are their Leader. Then the Blessed the Sublime will tell those four groups: ‘Turn back and seek brightness.’ Then a wall will be erected in front of them which has a door. In it there is mercy who are my friends and followers. Then those who fought me along with the Kharajites , those who broke their pledge and the people misled from the straight path will knock at that door - that is the door of mercy being my followers. They will cry out, ‘Were we not we with you?’ They will reply, ‘Yes, you were. However, you deceived yourselves, you were hindered, you doubted and worldly aspirations deceived you until God's order (i.e. death) arrived and pride (i.e. Satan) deceived you. Today nothing will be accepted of you as recompense.’ Nothing will be accepted of those who rejected faith, either. Your place shall be in the Fire. It will be the place you shall turn to. What a bad destiny that is! Then my nation and my followers will come to drink and they get satiated from Muhammad's (MGB) Heavenly Pool . A cane will be in my hand made of boxthorn wood with which I drive God's enemies away just as people push others’ camels away from drinking water. 31- Indeed I heard God’s Prophet (MGB) say, “Were it not from the fear of what the Boasters might say about you similar to what the Christians say about Jesus -the son of Mary (MGB), I would have expressed one of your virtues and then anyone who passed by you would take a piece of the dirt from under your feet for healing.” 32- Indeed I heard God’s Prophet (MGB) say, “The Blessed the Sublime God helped me regarding fear of enemies. I asked God to help you in the same way in this regard.” 33- God’s Prophet (MGB) put his head to my ear and taught me whatever has been and whatever there will be up until the Resurrection Day. The Honorable the Exalted God has let me hear this from His Prophet’s (MGB) tongue. 34- When the Christians challenged the Prophet (MGB), the Honorable the Exalted God revealed the following in this regard, ‘If anyone disputes in this matter with thee, now after (full) knowledge Hath come to thee, say: "Come! let us gather together,- our sons and your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves: Then let us earnestly pray, and invoke the curse of Allah on those who lie!’[3:61] Here ‘ourselves’ referred to me as self of God’s Prophet (MGB) , ‘our women’ referred to Fatimah (MGB), ‘our sons’ referred to Al-Hassan (MGB) and Al-Hussein (MGB). Then the Christians felt sorry and asked God’s Prophet (MGB) to forgive them and he (MGB) forgave them. I swear by Him who revealed the Torah to Moses (MGB), and the Quran to Muhammad (MGB) that they would have all been transmuted into monkeys and pigs, if they had engaged in invocation with us.” (To be continued.........)
  19. 1 point
    hasanhh

    Net Neutrality

    Once again, lnternet usage, access, and ownership responsibilities are under review. https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/backlash-building-over-plan-gut-net-neutrality-n823436 For the 200+ page Federal Communications document see: https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-347927A1.pdf A lot of this revolves around "service providers". Question: can service providers deny access, say to SC ?
  20. 1 point
    بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم As we stated earlier, before we can answer the question “how can I know that God exists?” we must first ask the question “how do I know anything at all.” There are multiple ways that the intellect comes to know, and these modalities (or ways) of knowing are arranged hierarchically. I will go from the lowest form of knowledge to the highest – though this may seem unintuitive to the modern mind, which has been conditioned to see certainty as ordered in precisely the opposite direction. I will sort out these modern confusions as we proceed upon each level, inshaAllah. The lowest form of knowing, and the least certain is that of sense perception. “Huh? But I thought you had to see it to believe it?” you may ask. Ah, but you see sense perception deceives us all the time. We readily admit that. Sometimes we see things that aren’t really there, and sometimes what we see does not reflect reality. For instance, we perceive the earth as being flat, the sun as setting upon the horizon, the stars as being small, and if I were to put my finger in a glass of water it would appear to break due to the refraction of light. Your eyes deceive you Take a look at this clip around 12:30 where Dawkins himself says that if he were to see a direct sign of God – the heavens opening up and seeing the angels – he would still disbelieve in God. Instead, he would find it more probable that he were hallucinating, that David Blaine or some magician were playing a trick on him, or that aliens with some advanced technology could manipulate reality to make him think he were seeing what he were seeing. You can hear his own words here.... This article was originally published on themuslimtheist.com. Click here to continue reading.
  21. 1 point
    zafa

    #18 Do You Own a Car?

    Yes i own a car and i drive as well . Its necessity in this part of the world ...... Positive : Ease your movement Negative : Normally i dont swear at all .but while driving i swear every minute ......:))
  22. 1 point
    Wholehearted Shi'a

    #18 Do You Own a Car?

    It’s all about learning from your mistakes and making an effort to avoid repeating them, I was much the same when I started first learning to drive.
  23. 1 point
    We human beings are open systems, we need continuous interaction with environment to survive. The environment of space is not suitable for us, hence it seems impossible that we would evolve such organs which help us to survive up there. We are built to live on earth, that is the truth, we must remember that fact. And we should also remember the fact that everything has a fate, including this whole universe. So if we start planning to leave earth now, we would need to plan to leave the milky way galaxy afterwards....
  24. 1 point
    Ashvazdanghe

    Abortion?

    Abortion is haram in Islam, in whatever stage of pregnancy the woman is in. Right from the time of conception abortion is haram. All scholars agree on this point. Deliberate termination of a human fetus in a surgical, chemical or by any other artificial method is intrinsically an unlawful act in Islam and its doer will be held liable both in here and in the hereafter. A pregnant woman from the Islamic point of view is not the owner of her fetus as parents are not the owners of their children. She is rather entrusted with a human being in its early stages of its life responsible for its nourishment and development. The likeness of a mother's womb in Islam is the likeness of enriched tilth for cultivation. http://www.islamic-laws.com/abortion.htm
  25. 1 point
    hi even we evolve physically we need also evolve mentally & spiritually if in space we settle in another planet but still act as we doing on earth there we will be have more harsh situation than earth .
  26. 1 point
    notme

    Self Driving Cars

    Back in the 90s I had a professor who was certain that self driving cars would be required by law by the year 2010. They have the capability to be safer, if designed correctly, as long as nothing goes wrong. And now I'm thinking of that scene in the movie I, Robot.
  27. 1 point
    notme

    Khula reasons

    One slap is bad, but there is probably more to it than that. Have you had a good conversation with her, listened to all her concerns without interrupting, justifying, explaining? If you love her and she loves you, it might be possible to repair this broken marriage, if for no other reason than for the sake of the children. You must commit to never, ever, under any circumstances raising your hand or your voice to her or your children. See if you can get into an anger management group therapy. Ask your wife, with all humility, to give you another chance. Give her a time period and measurable criteria that you will strive toward. Don't just tell her that you love her: show her. Actions speak louder than words. Love isn't words, and it's not just emotions - love is the set of actions related to the decision to put another person's needs and wishes equal to your own.
  28. 1 point
    Yes, very much so, an evolutionary divergence between humans on earth versus humans in space wouldnt happen for thousands and thousands of years.
  29. 1 point
    Where in space would you live other than Earth? Their is no habitable planet in our solar system, and it would take hundreds of year with our current technology to terraform Mars or any other planet to be habitable like Earth.
  30. 1 point
    Humans probably would biologically evolve if on the moon for a while. I personally wouldn't live in space. We are living on the blessed Earth in which Rasuls (messengers), nabis (prophets), imams, and divinely guided servants of Allah walked on! Why leave it and its blessings to go settle on Space? Why abandon Imam Mahdi (a.j) to go explore, while Earth still needs to be worked on? I also do not trust Stephen Hawking, he has displayed his ignorance several times.
  31. 1 point
    400226

    #18 Do You Own a Car?

    Next poll should be: Do you even have a license? I can't drive
  32. 1 point
    Living in less gravity or more radiation would necessitate adaptation. Either we would need to use technology to adapt, or we would need to evolve.
  33. 1 point
    Smiles786

    Question: West/East Marriage Culture

    Salaam It's not just about the original posting. The subsequent posts are very offensive too. He didn't change his point until some of the brothers objected. This point should be noted.
  34. 1 point
    power

    SAQIFA!

    It is important that the readers also understand the sequences that lead up to saqifa. 1) The calamity of pen and paper, Umar denying Rasulullah (pbuh@hf) to write a will for the Ummah. 2) Close companion of Rasulullah (pbuh@hf) not joining the battalion Usama. 3) Did Rasulullah (pbuh@hf) call Abu Bakr to lead the prays? 4) Where was Abu Bakr when Rasulullah (pbuh@hf) had called him? 5) Umar denying that Rasulullah (pbuh@hf) died. 6) Umar in state shock then suddenly runs of to Saqifa. 7) Senior companions not attending the burial of the Prophet (pbuh&hf) These are some of the events that lead up to Saqifa, and are recorded in Sunni Sahih books.
  35. 1 point
    Waseem162

    ISIS now dead

    Kurds is now no more an option. The situation is very unstable for KSA as The upcoming king has vowed to changed the axis of economy from Oil to other sectors. His Modern version of KSA will receive huge blows from Wahhabi doctrine "scholars" sitting in there but will be praised by the youths who account 2/3rd of the population. This in itself is not easy to handle for MBS. Next is External relations, KSA is trying to settle for a Peace treatment with Israel for Palestine. The treaty leaked stated a point where it was clearly mentioned that Jerusalem will be open to both the parties and thus this again will face a huge criticism from Wahhabi "scholars". Israel will most likely try to push its vassal state - US to go on an unwanted war with Iran. KSA will try to isolate Hizbollah and Lebanon. But by Gods Will all their plans will again be dead as it has happened since 2006. They thought of - 1. Sending Takfiris to Syria and Iraq and create Middle eastern Chaos and then find it as an excuse to set up "Security centers" for the "protection" of civilians. 2. They tried to do same with Lebanon but failed there too.
  36. 1 point
    kirtc

    question again

    subhan Allah.. everything makes sense and is logical in shia hadiths.. does it make sense that the army of the caliph of islam kills the grandson of the Prophet saaw?
  37. 1 point
    https://www.al-islam.org/tradition-myrobalan-fruit-hadith-al-halila-imam-jafar-al-sadiq/hadith
  38. 1 point
    Wholehearted Shi'a

    ISIS now dead

    Waslam. The Group in question which I will not even associate the word Islamic was a rabid dog that bit the hand that was feeding it believing it was strong enough to be in a dominant position. The Saudis were originally funding these Wahhabi monsters to cause chaos in a country that was recently invaded by the US in which the US accidentally helped Iran gain a even greater powerful presence in the region. The Saudis did not like this neither did the US, so with oil money from the US the Saudis started to fund these radical groups. When the group in question got too powerful they announced a Caliphate directly challenging the power of Saudi Arabia which sees itself as the leader of the Islamic world. This was a good opportunity for this new self proclaimed Caliphate because with the civil war in Syria and instability in Iraq they were able to spread extremely fast. Israel wants a divided Middle East and has been supporting these radical groups because Syria, Iraq and Iran challenge Israel’s war crimes against the Palestinians. Israel have even been accused of providing medical care and strategic bombing to help these terrorist groups which makes sense because the rabid dog has been rather kind to Israel, no attacks, no indiscriminate killing...makes you wonder. The US won’t intervene until Assad is toppled that is clear their bombing campaign does nothing compared to the Russians in Syria. The US is the middle man funding groups like FSA who support Al Nusra who support Guess who?! Exactly the rabid dog in question. This is much of the same tactic as Saudi Arabia just wait until there is good enough damage done in eliminating Iranian influence and place puppets in charge after eliminating what little resistance is left from both the shi’a and radicalised Sunni groups. Hezbollah fight because they along with other shia Islamic groups help to defend the interest of shi’a muslims and Iranian influence by directly challenging the rabid dog. I am so thankful to such groups because they eradicate this pestilence. Hezbollah defends Christians who I as a convert with a Christian family will always have a soft spot for, they also defend other minorities within these nations undergoing such instability and have been combatting what I see has become the main fighting tool for ISIS, no not that ISIS I’m talking about the Israeli secret intelligence service though they can be considered the same thing.
  39. 1 point
    realizm

    Your favorite mosque(s)

    Are mosques in Pakistan mixed ? I mean do shia go without problem to sunni mosques and vice versa? Same here. I love mosques made of stones like this one:
  40. 1 point
    starlight

    Picture worth a few Words

    A bird in hand is better than two in a bush.
  41. 1 point
    realizm

    Your favorite mosque(s)

    Sepahsalar Mosque (Shahid Motahari Mosque). Walked into it randomly and discover a haven of peace amongst Tehran's trafic and noise.
  42. 1 point
    Ron_Burgundy

    Picture worth a few Words

    Khali bartan ziada shor kerta hai.
  43. 1 point
    If sense perception is combined with either reasoning or intellectual intuition (which you can think of as the fitrah for now) then yes it can lead to such realizations. But sense perception alone - devoid of these higher faculties, is the definition of dunyawi. It is the level at which the mushrikeen see reality, so obviously it is not sufficient to bring belief. Belief requires sense perception along with thought and/or the awakening of the higher intellect.
  44. 1 point
    Ah... The old Dawkins... If I slapped him I'm sure I could convince him it was all his imagination.
  45. 1 point
    ShiaChat Mod

    Thoughts 2017

    Congratulations ShiaChat Members who were Popular Contributors last week: @Islandsandmirrors @Ashvazdanghe @yusur317 @skyweb1987 @Enlightening Inspirations @IbnSina @shiaman14 @Salsabeel @Wholehearted Shi'a @Akbar673 @Sirius_Bright @Mansur Bakhtiari
  46. 1 point
    starlight

    Picture worth a few Words

    Jungle main mor nacha kis ne dekha?? @shiaman14
  47. 1 point
    Wow what generalisation
  48. 1 point
    Allahumma sallay ala Muhammad, wa Aal-e-Muhammad, wa ajjil farajahum.
  49. 1 point
    skyweb1987

    About Islamic studies

    Do you like to go to hawza for your Islamic studies? or religious school? If so the following links provide the general information about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawza http://www.theshiapedia.com/index.php?title=Hawza http://www2.world-federation.org/IslamicEducation/Articles/The_Hawza_Ilmiyyah_Qum_guide.htm
  50. 1 point
    SunniBrother

    The Delusions of Atheists

    This is a logical fallacy. Who created the law of gravity?
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