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  1. 8 points
    You think they are together, but their hearts are diverse. That is because they are a people who do not reason. (59:14)
  2. 8 points
    laithAlIRAQI

    Thoughts 2017

    I just got back to basra... i cant believe it's all finished... The walk was just beautiful and i can't wait to do it again. I even met a few girls from Denmark and Sweden and talked to them. I visited prophet hud, prophet saleh, Muslim ibn aqeel and mukhtar al thaqafi in kufa. we reached najaf and I visited Imam Ali and was able to hug the dhareeh. I thought Imam Ali was hard... then when it came to Imam Hussain and al Abbas... The day before arbaeen and arbaeen was just chaos in karbala, I went alone to visit Imam Hussain and al Abbas and was able to reach them both... I hugged them both and couldn't hold back my tears. I came out full of sweat and my shirt was filled with sweat. People push, squeeze, hit and it was even hard to breathe... one guy even passed out. I just miss it all already...
  3. 7 points
  4. 7 points
    forte

    Depression

    @starlight You can hide behind all the lifestyle mumble jumble distractions about lifestyle all you want but it does not bury the fact that you and your cohort have told people on here with a life threatening illness to go off their medications. @Laayla in a recent post someone who has self identified with having a serious illness (bipolar), who courageously went out of their way to describe it amid the pressures against her choice of medically supervised treatment, said "Insh'Allah one day with strength, courage, and dedication you too will no longer need the drugs." This sums up the judgement. Bipolar is a chemical imbalance and it is not from an individual's lack of strength, courage or dedication (or anything else) that they are afflicted with it. There is a huge STIGMA against people with mental health disorders and those of you who feel the deeply innate need to essentially harass people with life threatening mental health issues do nothing to foster the acceptance and understanding that needs to take place - you are very much doing the opposite. Equating brain chemistry disorders with the evils of "Western" lifestyle choices is bizarre. Equating brain chemistry disorders to specific life experiences that you may have had in your life is bizarre. Telling someone that you have never met, never examined and who you have no access to their medical history or records and who has self identified as bipolar and who have said they are under psychiatric care, to go off their medications is tantamount to evil and serves no purpose that is righteous. There is a huge gap in the education and awareness of mental health issues especially in the East. Inshallah that will slowly be addressed and people who have had to cower, hide and live a life of disengagement will be able to have the ability to come out in the open, address their medical needs and thrive to the best of their ability.
  5. 7 points
    Irfani313

    Ready to Be Swept Off Your Feet

    In the name of Allah, the all merciful, the all compassionate. O Allah, O He who extends the morning’s tongue in the speech of its dawning - And dispatches the fragments of the dark night into the gloom of its stammering - Makes firm the structure of the turning spheres in the measure of its display - And beames forth the brightness of the sun through the light of its blazing - O He who demonstrates His essence by His essence-transcends congeniality with His creatures - And is exalted beyond conformity with His qualities! O He who is near to the passing thoughts of guesses yet far from the regards of the eyes - And knows what will be, before it comes to be - ....... these are the mind baffling words of none other than yours and my master Ali Ibn Abi Talib AS in Dua al Sabah, a highly recommended supplication after the Fajr Salat.
  6. 6 points
    Hameedeh

    Thoughts 2017

    Thank you, everyone! @skyweb1987 @Afsaneh14 @Bakir @laithAlIRAQI @King @Khomeinist @forte @Irfani313 @A Muslim Artist @kirtc @Islandsandmirrors @monad@SunniBrother @Chaotic Muslem @Islamic Salvation
  7. 6 points
    If you want your wife to wear hijab, then find someone who already wears hijab. If you force your wife to wear hijab after you get married, that is an oppression on her which she was definitely not expecting.
  8. 6 points
    laithAlIRAQI

    Thoughts 2017

    Some of the pictures I took from ziyara and the walk.
  9. 6 points
    skyweb1987

    Thoughts 2017

    Thanks to All Mods and Members at SC: I have got my status with Maximum likes in day on November 8 and during this week at number 3. The Screen pic has given below: I pay my thanks to all the Mods, Admins, my friends and Members of SC who has supported me to reach such status. I like to mention particularly brothers: @Sindbad05 @Salsabeel I like to thank all others at SC whom I could not mention because of limited space in post. I also like to thank all those who criticized my views and provided me the opportunity to respond and explain further my points. May Allah swt guide us all to the true path of 14 infallible including the prophet Muhammad saww and his purified Ahl albaayt AS. Wasalam
  10. 6 points
    Hassan-

    husband has become against majlis

    Why do you feel the need to mention that you are a syed and your husband is not, as if it’s any relevant for us to know regarding your problem with your husband?
  11. 6 points
    A Muslim Artist

    #15 Which Child Are You?

    I'm the oldest of my father but I'm the fourth of my mom (Happy birthday to her today)
  12. 5 points
    In this thread, members are invited to share the way they give thanks to Allah (s.w.t), the dua's which they often recite, the words which they use to communicate with Allah (s.w.t) الْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ الَّذِي هَدَانَا لِهَـذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لِنَهْتَدِيَ لَوْلا أَنْ هَدَانَا اللّهُ "All praise is due to Allah Who guided us to this, and we would not have found the way had it not been that Allah guided us" (7:43) The above phrase is the Quranic way of giving thanks to Allah (s.w.t) while remembering Him, while remembering the wilayat of Ahlul Bayt (asws), before & after performing every obligatory action/deed, and while using His gifted tools like sight, hearing etc. Performing obligatory actions themselves are a way of giving thanks to Allah, but I feel that this (43rd) verse of chapter Al-Aaraf need to be recited most often... as all the "Toufeeqat" comes from Him. He gives us the "Toufeeq" to perform good deeds, to repent on our bad deeds, to remember Him in our daily life.. وَمَا تَوْفِيقِي إِلاَّ بِاللّهِ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَإِلَيْهِ أُنِيبُ
  13. 5 points
    People never change. It's wrong to expect people to change. Listen to your father. We girls are driven by emotions and can't see through men the way other men can(your father in case) He is very controlling and manipulative, this isn't love. Don't confuse his controlling tendencies with being protective as we women tend to do. People who love you trust you, support you and don't put you through emotional roller coasters. Leave him. Trust me you won't regret it.
  14. 5 points
    Hassan-

    Question to God

    I would ask Him when will Imam Mahdi (af) reappear again.
  15. 5 points
    Islandsandmirrors

    Depression

    What do these posts have to do with the mentally ill? And why is it that @Laayla won’t address my post on why Bipolar Disorder needs medication and that it is an illness? What bothers me most is the Holier than thou attitude. Some of you are attacking those who need to take medication, and these medications are the reason, by the will of Allah, why I’m alive today! Without these meds, and without treatment, I would have been in Hell for possible suicide. So what is worse? Being in Hell because I never got treatment for my illness and decided to end my life, or taking medication? You bet I’ll take medication over Hell any day! The problem is that some people have certain things mixed up. Lifestyle choices is not why someone is depressed, like, say, a person with diabetes might have their illness (due to overeating) so stop treating like it’s our fault! It’s not my fault I’m Bipolar, and I have a family history of depression in my family. What the Ahlul Bayt (AS) said about depression and it’s cure is the temporary, situational depression and sadness, not the clinical. EDIT: Starlight, @forte reference to “weak” people was not to bash them, but he was reflecting on the attitude on this thread regarding those will mental illness.
  16. 5 points
    monad

    Depression

    This is practically a fight between the ill and the healthy. Generally, we are very clever at hiding the devil within us, as our motive for prescribing religion is in self not a praise of God, but rather telling God, look at how great I am at praising and believing in you. Of course there is nothing wrong in that, but if I were to write a few scenarios of particular experiences, I wonder how many would be able provide a reasonable solution and whether, anyone would have the energy to be on that journey of recovery with the ill person. How would you treat a sexually abused boy/girl? What if a male/female came and said I got raped, and it was parent, uncle, close family member? What if a mother with a child just escaped a War zone, is in a new country, her family is dead? What if some is now an orphan?, they don't have the luxury of being hugged or touched, perhaps until if they grow up reasonably, their spouse might do so. In the most of these cases, the lack of emotions will be closed off or they wont be stable. That would be one root to fix. the other issue is that of religion?. God claims to be merciful, yet, these individuals lost their innocence, now they see a contradiction in the word of God, how will you reconcile it? I am sure spending five minutes thinking of a solution, isn't as easy. The reason being, that many of you have either experienced this, have not, or have dealt with someone like this. One of you may claim and the above and throw a verse or story of the divine, which may work for a few hours, now this ill person, wants to sleep, but during the night, the mind is now reminding them of that fear, this involves a sleepiness night, and it continues, the thoughts are ever lasting, nothing will remove them, what is the solution?.
  17. 5 points
    Bakir

    Gay

    The more time you dedicate to study and appreciate nature, the more complex you will realize it is. Gender dysphoria, hormonal balance, genetic abnormalities, family circumstances, education and personality are just a few possible reasons for masculinity or effeminacy in women and men, respectively. I try to think of these particular reasons before believing it's a matter of parent's negligence.
  18. 5 points
    I think Ibn Taymiyyah was on drugs. The Qur'an denies that Allah have a body - (2:115) The East and the West, all belong to Allah: you will face Allah in whichsoever direction you turn your face: Allah is All-Embracing and All-Knowing. ____ This verse explain how Allah is not restricted to a space and time. Giving a body to Allah is restricting Him to a place, space and time. Because logically every mass occupy a space and a mass is essentially a body which is restricted to it's place.
  19. 5 points
    notme

    Thoughts 2017

    Thanks for the prayers, everyone. He's doing much better today. They are talking about letting him go home already.
  20. 5 points
    Dhulfikar

    Gay

    I think they will encourage him in Gayness rather than help him.
  21. 4 points
    So before I say anything I'd like to point out the fact that he was abusing you. Deleting friends is by no means, a small thing. He's emotionally manipulated you and that's a form of abuse. For you to think these sacrifices are small shows the depth of his manipulation. Now with regards to people knowing and talking, you could be an angel on earth and people will still find something to talk about. Separate yourself from such people. If your mother's friends speak ill of you- her daughter- than they're not her friends. Friends stick up for each other and help another. This should not be a factor in your decision, unless you committed zina. If you have, seek advice from a scholar in confidence. If you're not a religious girl, a shia-sunni marriage could work out. If you are religious and commit to our traditions/culture, it'll pose problems. Your husband will want his children to follow in his footsteps, not yours. Your children will become your priority, your husband is only second to them. It will most definitely create issues. "Love" fades. What remains and ties you together is the memory of love and responsibilities (children). This is why basing a decision solely on emotion is not smart. You need more than that. Put aside your emotions and think about it rationally. Do you see a successful healthy marriage with this person? If the answer is yes, only then move on to factor in your emotional status.
  22. 4 points
    Well, you’ve baked your cake but you don’t have to eat it. You don’t have to compound your mistake by marrying an idiot. The City you live in is not the entire world. Reputations can be rebuilt. However, lives can not be re-lived. I feel comfortable in saying to you that this guy and the behavior he is already showing will not bring you happiness if you marry him. Your Mother is willing to sacrifice your happiness simply for the basis of public reputation? Where’s the logic in that? Listen to your Father in this scenario and not your Mother is my advice. Leave that guy behind and if people ask then just tell them the truth about the situation. In the end the truth always wins out.
  23. 4 points
    Leave him. Controlling and possessive behavior is NOT okay. BTW, I'm in favor of Shia/Sunni marriages provided that both people are respectful of one another, and I'm in a relationship/engagement with a Sunni man myself. For you, it's not that he's Sunni that's the problem -- It's him.
  24. 4 points
    Your father did a great thing. You gave him the opportunity even after suffering so much and he didn't change.. remember you haven't even engaged and the guy is controlling you like a robot. You wanna spend your whole life like this? He'd in a similar way control your kids and won't let them become a Shia or do Azadari. Bet me!
  25. 4 points
    Just a side note, but of all the “main forums” on here, Science, Technology, Economics, and Health has the fewest amount of topics and posts, lagging far behind religion, social issues, politics, and off topic. So much posting about mutah, minor fiqhi issues, the caliphs, etc but not much about space travel, nanotechnology, bioethics, or breakthroughs in medicine. Many topics discussed on this forum have a peripheral religious component (ie evolution, Big Bang) or are about consumer electronics, like the latest iPhone. Most of you are students or have been students with some scientific literacy. There are so many articles and updates on scientific topics to share and discuss. Priorities are needed, or else Muslims will continue to humiliate themselves. We shape our own destiny. Science will help humanity. Talking about Umar for the 1000th time doesn’t really help anybody.
  26. 4 points
    Ashvazdanghe

    Imam `Ali and Surah Zilzal

    Imam `Ali and Surah Zilzal http://www.bibifatima.org/english/blog/2009/11/11/imamali/ It is narrated from Fatima (Peace upon her) that: In the time of the caliphate of Abu Bakr an earthquake occurred in the city of Medina. People, worried and afraid tried to take refuge in Abu Bakr’s and `Umar’s house, but Abu Bakr and `Umar were themselves frightened and were going to `Ali’s (Peace upon him) house. Everyone followed Abu Bakr and `Umar to `Ali’s (Peace upon him) house. When they reached Ali’s (Peace upon him) house, `Ali (Peace upon him) came out of the house in a normal state and was not worried or frightened. He went forward and the people followed him until they reached a hill. They all sat at the top of the hill and were looking at the buildings and houses of Medina and saw that its walls were violently moving due to the intensity of the earthquake. `Ali (peace upon him) stated, “It is apparent that this incident which you are witnessing has frightened you?!” The people said, “How can we not be frighten when we have never seen such an earthquake before?!” Fatima (Peace upon her) stated: `Ali (Peace upon him) moved his lips [and whispered something] and then hit the ground with his hand and said, ”What is the matter with you, be calm!” The ground became calm. People were more amazed at seeing the act of Imam `Ali than the earthquake. Imam `Ali stated, “Were you surprised with what I did?” The people said, “Yes.” Imam `Ali (Peace upon him) stated, “I am that human being about whom Allah the most excellent and noble has stated: {When the earth is shaken with her (violent) shaking, And the earth brings forth her burdens, And man says: What has befallen her?} (Zilzāl, 1-4), I am the human being who asks the earth why it is shaking, what has happened? {On that day she shall tell her news, …}. The ground will [then] inform me [of all its news].”
  27. 4 points
    SunniBrother

    Question to God

    I would ask Him to let me hug the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.s)
  28. 4 points
    Ron_Burgundy

    Myth of Quran Compilation

    Adding to it The Quran Compiled by Imam Ali (AS) There is no dispute among Muslim scholars, whether they are Sunni or Shia, concerning the fact that the Commander of Believers, Ali (AS), possessed a special transcript of the text of Quran which he had collected himself, and he was THE FIRST who compiled Quran. There are a great number of traditions from Sunni and Shia which states that after the death of the Holy Prophet (PBUH&HF), Imam Ali sat down in his house and said that he had sworn an oath that he would not put on his outdoor clothes or leave his house until he collects together the Quran. Sunni references: - Fat'hul Bari fi Sharh Sahih al-Bukhari, by Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, v10, p386 - al-fihrist, by (Ibn) an-Nadim, p30 - al-Itqan, by al-Suyuti, v1, p165 - al-Masahif, by Ibn Abi Dawud, p10 - Hilyatul awliya', by Abu Nu'aym, v1, p67 - al-Sahibi, by Ibn Faris, p79 - 'Umdatul Qari, by al-Ayni, v20, p16 - Kanzul Ummal, by al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, v15, pp 112-113 - al-Sawa'iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Ch. 9, Section 4, p197 - Ma'rifat al-Qurra' al-kibar, by al-Dhahabi, v1, p31 There are also traditions from the Imams of Ahlul Bayt which tell us that this was done by Imam Ali by order of the Holy Prophet (See al-Bihar, v92, pp 40-41,48,51-52). This transcript of Quran which compiled by Imam Ali (AS) had the following unique specifications: a) It was collected according to its revelation, i.e., in the order in which it had been sent down. This is the reason that Muhammad Ibn Sireen (33/653 - 110/729), the famous scholar and Tabi'i (disciples of the companions of the Holy Prophet), regretted that this transcript had not passed into the hands of the Muslims, and said: "If that transcript were in our hands, we would found a great knowledge in it." Sunni References: - at-Tabaqat, by Ibn Sa'd, v2, part 2, p101 - Ansab al-ashraf, by al-Baladhuri, v1, p587 - al-Istiab, by Ibn Abd al-Barr, v3, pp 973-974 - Sharh Ibn Abi al-Hadid, v6, pp 40-41 - al-Tas'hil, by Ibn Juzzi al-Kalbi, v1, p4 - al-Itqan, by al-Suyuti, v1, p166 - al-Sawa'iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Ch. 9, Section 4, p197 - Ma'rifat al-Qurra' al-kibar, by al-Dhahabi, v1, p32 It is according to this transcript that Sunni scholars relate that the first Chapter of Quran which was sent down to the Prophet (PBUH&HF) was Chapter al-Iqra (al-Alaq, Ch. 96). Sunni References: - al-Burhan, by al-Zarkashi, v1, p259 - al-Itqan, by al-Suyuti, v1, p202 - Fathul Bari, by Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, v10, p417 - Irshad al-sari, by al-Qastalani, v7, p454 As you know the Chapter al-Alaq is not at the beginning of the present Quran. Also Muslims agree that the verse (5:3) was among one of the last revealed verses of Quran (but not the very last one), yet it is not toward the end of the present Quran. This clearly proves that although the Quran that we have available is complete, it is not in the order that has been revealed. These few misplacements were done by some companions on purpose at worst, or out of ignorance at least. It was for this reason that the Commander of Believers, Ali (AS) frequently stated in his sermons: "Ask me before you lose me. By Allah, if you ask me about anything that could happen up to the Day of Judgment, I will tell you about it. Ask me, for, by Allah, you will not be able to ask me a question about anything without my informing you. Ask me about the Book of Allah, for by Allah, there is no verse about which I do not know whether it was sent down at night or during the day, or whether it was revealed on a plain or in a mountain." Sunni References: - al-Riyadh al-Nadhirah, by al-Muhib al-Tabari, v2, p198 - at-Tabaqat, by Ibn Sa'd, v2, part 2, p101 - al-Isabah, by Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, v4, p568 - Tahdhib al-Tahdhib, by Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, v7, pp 337-338 - Fathul Bari, by Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, v8, p485 - al-Istiab, by Ibn Abd al-Barr, v3, p1107 - Tarikh al-Khulafa, by al-Suyuti, p124 - al-Itqan, by al-Suyuti, v2, p319 b) This transcript contained commentary and hermeneutic interpretation (Tafsir and Ta'wil) from the Holy Prophet some of which had been sent down as revelation but NOT as a part of the text of Quran. A small amount of such texts can be found in some traditions in Usul al-Kafi. These pieces of information were the Divine commentary of the text of Quran which were revealed along with Quranic verses. Thus the commentary verses and Quranic verses could sum up to 17000 verses. As Sunnis know, Hadith al-Qudsi (the Hadith in which the speaker is Allah) is also direct revelation, but they are not a part of Quran. In fact Quran testifies that anything that Prophet said was (either direct or indirect) revelation (See Quran 53:3-4). The direct revelation includes the interpretation/commentary of the Quran. In addition, this unique transcript contained the information from the Holy Prophet about which verse was abrogated and which was abrogating, which verse was clear (Muhkam) and which was ambiguous (Mutashabih), which verse was general and which was specific. c) This unique transcript also contained references to the persons, places etc., about which the verses were revealed, what is called "Asbab al- Nuzul". Since the Commander of Believers was aware of these facts, he frequently said: "By Allah, no verse has been sent down without my knowing about whom or what it was revealed and where it was revealed. My Lord has gifted me with a mind which has a quick and retaining understanding, and a tongue which speaks eloquently." Sunni References: - Hilyatul Awliyaa, by Abu Nu'aym, v1, pp 67-68 - at-Tabaqat, by Ibn Sa'd, v2, part 2, p101 - Kanzul Ummal, by al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, v15, p113 - al-Sawa'iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Ch. 9, Section 4, p197 After he compiled this transcript, Imam Ali (AS) took it and presented it to the rulers who came after the Holy Prophet, and said: "Here is the book of Allah, your Lord, in the order that was revealed to your Prophet." but they did not accept it and replied: "We have no need of this. We have with us what you possess." Thereupon, Imam Ali (AS) took the transcript back and informed them that they will never see it again. It is reported that Imam Ali recited the latter part of the following verse of Quran: "And when Allah took a Covenant from the People of the Book to clarify it to mankind and not to hide its (clarification); but they threw it away behind their backs and purchased with it some miserable gain! and what an evil was the bargain they made!" (Quran 3:187) By "its clarification", Imam Ali meant the unique divine commentaries. The Commander of Believers then concealed that transcript, and after him it was passed to the Imams who also kept it concealed. It remained concealed with the Imams, one after the other to this day, because they wished to be only one sequence of Quran among the Muslims. Because otherwise if people have had two different sequences, it might later result to some alteration in Quran by some sick-minded people. They wished people have strictly one sequence of Quran. The Quran and its commentary which were collected by Imam Ali (AS) is not available for any Shia in the world except to the Imam Mahdi (AS). If the transcript of the Commander of Believers had been accepted, that would have been the Quran with unique commentary in the hand of people, but it turned out to be otherwise. This gives the meaning of the traditions in Usul al-Kafi which say that no one but the Commander of Believers and the later Imams had the Quran in the order it was revealed, and that the Quran which they had contains "what can be understood of the heaven, etc." and "the Knowledge of the Book, all of it," because they were the commentaries and interpretations noted in the transcript of Imam Ali directly from the Holy Prophet (PBUH&HF). Allah, to whom belong Might and Majesty, said: "And We have sent down on you a Book in which is the clarification of ALL the things." (Quran 16:89) Sometimes the word "tahrif" is used in some traditions, and it must be made clear that the meaning of this word is changing of something from its proper place to another place, like changing the right position of sentence, or giving it a meaning other than its true or intended meaning. Therefore, it has absolutely nothing to do with addition or subtraction from the text. It is thus with this meaning that the Quran states: "Some of the Jews distort (yuharrifuna) words from their meaning" (Quran 4:46). This meaning of "tahrif", i.e., changing of meaning or changing the context, as it appears in the Quran, has not only been applied in the Muslim community to the verses of the Quran but also to the ahadith of the Holy Prophet, even by rulers who have been prepared to use Islam to their own personal advantage. It is this "tahrif", with this meaning, that the Imams of Ahlul-Bayt have constantly sought to oppose. As one example, Imam al-Baqir (AS) complained about the situation of the Muslims and their corrupt rulers, and said: "One of the manifestations of their rejecting the Book (of Allah behind their backs) (see Quran 2:101) is that they have fixed its words. but they have altered the limits (of its command) (harrafu hududah). They have (correctly) narrated it, but they do not observe (what) it (says). Ignorant people delight in their preservation of its narration, but the knowledgeable people deplore their ignoring to observe (what) it (says)." Shi'i references: - al-Kafi, v8, p53 - al-Wafi, v5, p274 and v14, p214 This use of "tahrif" is taken as a definition for the word wherever it appears in the ahadith of the Imams, similar to what Quran (4:46) has used. It is necessary to emphasize here that all grand scholars of the Imami Shia are in agreement that the Quran which is at present among the Muslims is the very same Quran that was sent down to the Holy Prophet, and that it has not been altered. Nothing has been added to it, and nothing is missing from it. The Quran which was compiled by Imam Ali (excluding the commentaries) and the Quran that is in the hand of people today, are identical in terms of words and sentences. No word, verse, chapter is missing. The only difference is that the current Quran (collected by the companions) is not in the order that was revealed. The completeness of Quran is so indisputable among Shia that the great Shia scholar, Abu Ja'far Muhammad Ibn Ali Ibn al-Husain Ibn Babwayh, known as "Shaikh Saduq" (309/919-381/991), wrote: "Our belief is that the Quran which Allah revealed to His Prophet Muhammad is (the same as) the one between the two covers (daffatayn). And it is the one which is in the hands of the people, and is not greater in extent than that. The number of Surahs as generally accepted is one hundred and fourteen...And he who asserts that we say that it is greater in extent than that, is a liar." Shi'i reference: Shi'ite Creed (al-I'tiqadat al-Imamiyyah), by Shaikh Saduq, English version, p77. It should be noted that Shaikh Saduq (RA) was the greatest scholars of Hadith among the Imami Shia and was given the name of Shaikh al-Muhaddithin (i.e., the most eminent of the scholars of Hadith). And since he wrote the above in a book with the name of "The beliefs of the Imami Shia," it is quite impossible that there could be any authentic Hadith in contrary to it. It is noteworthy that Shaikh Saduq lived at the time of minor occultation of Imam Mahdi (AS) and he is one of the earliest Shia scholars. He had the honor that he was born with the prayer of Imam Mahdi (AS). For a more detailed discussion of completeness of Quran as well as the opinion of the Shia, interested readers may look at "al-Bayan," by Abul Qasim al-Khoei, pp 214-278. Some ignorant opponents of the Shia mentioned that we apply al-Taqiyya (dissimulation) and we do not release our actual belief on Quran. These people never tried to understand that Taqiyya is for the time when my life or the life of the other fellow is in danger. There is no need to conceal my belief here since I am not under prosecution. The above article is witness to what I say. Taqiyya is not a good excuse for these people in front of Allah to disregard what Shia present. They have liberty to check the traditions which we have mentioned in different articles, or they can else ask their "honest" scholars to do that. And the truth is the best to be followed... Wassalam.
  29. 4 points
    This is a legitimate grievance, and it's something that this faqir has also struggled with when looking for a spouse. To give the other side: Just keep in mind that women are completely different people when they are (1) single, before Mr. Right, and (2) married with children. There are even changes that occur immediately after delivery. Of course, like @notme said, you shouldn't marry someone whom you expect to change. But it is normal that women become more family-oriented and conservative after having kids. There are sisters that don the hijab after marriage and become hafithas of the Quran. Young singles in general are more experimental and often still haven't found their sense of purpose. So don't write off the "hijabistas" just yet. Sure, you could try your best to find someone more to your liking. But in the end, there are some devils that don the hijab, and there are some fine young Muslim women that are not there yet (sometimes due to their family). And we live in a time and place (the West) where a good man or a good woman is like finding the philosopher's stone.
  30. 4 points
    Laayla

    Hijab

    Bismehe Ta3ala Assalam Alikum Sister Qwe, Hijab's purpose is for modesty and not for attention sister. What is the purpose of camel hump hijab if not to cause attention? Beautification is for your husband or yourself in private, not for the public. Remember your purpose of hijab is to obey Allah swt. As for plucking eyebrows yes you can but depending on your marja3 you need to check if you need to cover them with hijab as well. You can find this in the risala of your marja3. Be a Khadija 3laha salam, not a Kardashian LA. M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah
  31. 4 points
    Mohamed1993

    Huge earthquake hits Iraq and Iran

    Innocent people live everywhere man.
  32. 4 points
    Hameedeh

    Banned Members

    Munzir Ahmed was banned for disrespecting the 12th Imam, may Allah hasten the return of Imam Zaman AJ. Please disregard the posts by Munzir Ahmed.
  33. 4 points
    King

    Depression

    You missed his point. No one here implied faith is useless or you shouldn't be making dua. What was clearly said was that people suffering from serious mental issues do require medication, at times just to be able to survive. You cannot assume someone suffering from mental illness is deficient in faith or character, and this is exactly what was implied in this thread. That is holier than thou attitude that almost turned members like Afsanah away from Islam. There are other members here who also recommended dua but also told the OP to seek professional help if required, did anyone call them holier than thou or judgemental? No.
  34. 4 points
    Hassan-

    Salaam From Texas

    Http://www.al-islam.org is a great website to learn about Islam.
  35. 4 points
    Hassan-

    Hariri kidnapped in Saudi Arabia

    He resigned but he is still the prime minister. The president must accept his resignation for it to be official, which he did not accept yet, and everyone knows Saad Hariri was forced to resign against his will, it wasn’t his decision.
  36. 4 points
    Hameedeh

    Hariri kidnapped in Saudi Arabia

    Somebody should remind Lebanese President Michel Aoun that Saad Hariri resigned on November 04, 2017. He is no longer the prime minister of Lebanon. Looks like Saudi Arabia is responsible for this, whatever it is. They can't blame anyone else. That would make their own security look bad.
  37. 4 points
    https://www.al-islam.org/shiite-encyclopedia-ahlul-bayt-dilp-team
  38. 4 points
    I'm finding the comments section of the Financial Times coming up with some interesting insights, mainly because its readership includes educated people who are working in Saudi and are not subject to the same restrictions as journalists. Here's a gem. https://www.ft.com/content/84fa5f0e-c604-11e7-a1d2-6786f39ef675
  39. 4 points
    Ignorance at its peak. What about the ayah e wilayat (5:55)? What about ulil amr? Allah commanding to obey them but forgot to introduce them (na'uzobillah). What about the saying of Prophet at Zul'ashira and at Ghadir e Khum about Imam Ali? Does people nominated him as bab e madinatul ilm? Does people nominated his name for being called "kull e emaan"? Who gave the name to Imam Hassan? What was the origin of that name? Who introduced him as Imam? Who introduced him as prince of the youth of jannah? Do you think all this happen by consultation? What sort of blindness is that you are comparing these blessed personalities with the ones who are proved disobedients, liars, usurpers etc?
  40. 4 points
    Afsaneh14

    Depression

    EXACTLY. And @Laayla you still never actually said anything about my personal story of Imam Reza, and how it was he who saved me indirectly with a miracle. Unless you are suggesting you know what's better for me than the infallible imam. You keep using contextless youtube videos, quotes and misinterpreting dr @starlight's posts, trying to get them to defend you
  41. 4 points
    hasanhh

    Thoughts 2017

    My little nephew, now 2yrs & 3 months has had this habit --well, behavior-- since he could walk. He walks in a circle saying 'Allah'. Four times in each revolution and evenly spaced in distance. Then he stops, steps towards me and says, "bees-mill-mal" for bismillah. Then l recite a sura after l started to recognize what "bees--" is. He stands their moving his head left and right. When l finish the sura, he starts in the circle again. And the 'process' repeats. He will do this four and five times at one time. Kinda strange. Anyone else heard of this?
  42. 4 points
    Read above post, to get the background on the rise of these ideologies. Once you recognize the reality. Technical stuff, is just to confuse lay people. Watch out of ideologies, which will try to slowly peel the onion till its at its bare core and its easy to destroy it. There are 14 impenetrable fire walls defending Tawheed.
  43. 4 points
    Do visit her youtube channel and show her some support. She is doing a fantastic job. Vineeta Hussain converted to Islam and has been making videos documenting her journey.
  44. 4 points
    Bakir

    Gay

    Wow, you really nailed it. Funny how they are calling gays shameless while the real shame is in this whole pointless thread.
  45. 4 points
    Afsaneh14

    Gay

    @Ron_Burgundy @Islandsandmirrors @Sindbad05 @Gaius I. Caesar You know, i think from our last experience, trying to come up with a conclusion on this topic is like a dog chasing its tail. There are just so many elements from nature vs nurture,modernity, feelings vs actions, mental health, culture, It will never end. As humans, the best thing we should do is love one another, just as Amir ul mumineen taught us too. A master loves his servants. The creator loves all his creations, but hates its sins. And the best way to reverse sins is through love
  46. 4 points
    Farwa Jawad

    20 safar

    Ziyarat e Ashura: alssal¡mu `alayka y¡ ab¡ `abdill¡hi Peace be upon you, O Aba-`Abdullah. اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ alssal¡mu `alayka yabna ras£li all¡hi Peace be upon you, O son of Allah’s Messenger. السَّلاَمُ عَلَيكَ يَا خِيَرَةِ ٱللَّهِ وَٱبْنَ خَيرَتِهِ alssal¡mu `alayka y¡ khiyarata all¡hi wabna khiyaratih¢ Peace be upon you, O choicest of Allah and son of His choicest. اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ امِيرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ alssal¡mu `alayka yabna am¢ri almu'min¢na Peace be upon you, O son of the Commander of the Faithful وَٱبْنَ سَيِّدِ ٱلْوَصِيِّينَ wabna sayyidi alwa¥iyy¢na and son of the chief of the Prophets’ successors. اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ فَاطِمَةَ alssal¡mu `alayka yabna f¡§imata Peace be upon you, O son of Fatimah سَيِّدَةِ نِسَاءِ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ sayyidati nis¡'i al`¡lam¢na the doyenne of the women of the worlds. اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ثَارَ ٱللَّهِ وَٱبْنَ ثَارِهِ وَٱلْوِتْرَ ٱلْمَوْتُورَ alssal¡mu `alayka y¡ th¡ra all¡hi wabna th¡rih¢ walwitra almawt£ra Peace be upon you, O vengeance of Allah, son of His vengeance, and the unavenged so far. اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ وَعَلَىٰ ٱلارْوَاحِ ٱلَّتِي حَلَّتْ بِفِنَائِكَ alssal¡mu `alayka wa `al¡ al-arw¡¦i allat¢ ¦allat bifin¡'ika Peace be upon you and upon the souls that resided in your courtyard. عَلَيْكُمْ مِنِّي جَمِيعاً سَلاَمُ ٱللَّهِ ابَداً `alaykum minn¢ jam¢`an sal¡mu all¡hi abadan Peace of Allah be upon all of you from me forever مَا بَقيتُ وَبَقِيَ ٱللَّيْلُ وَٱلنَّهَارُ m¡ baq¢tu wa baqiya allaylu walnnah¡ru as long as I am existent and as long as there are day and night. يَا ابَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ y¡ ab¡ `abdill¡hi O Aba-`Abdillah, لَقَدْ عَظُمَتِ ٱلرَّزِيَّةُ laqad `a¨umat alrraziyyatu unbearable is the sorrow وَجَلَّتْ وَعَظُمَتِ ٱلْمُصيبَةُ بِكَ wa jallat wa `a¨umat almu¥¢batu bika and excruciating and unbearable is the misfortune of you عَلَيْنَا وَعَلَىٰ جَمِيعِ اهْلِ ٱلإِسْلاَمِ `alayn¡ wa `al¡ jam¢`i ahli al-isl¡mi for us and for all the people of Islam. وَجَلَّتْ وَعَظُمَتْ مُصيبَتُكَ wa jallat wa `a¨umat mu¥¢batuka Excruciating and unbearable has been your misfortune فِي ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ عَلَىٰ جَمِيعِ اهْلِ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ f¢ alssam¡w¡ti `al¡ jam¢`i ahli alssam¡w¡ti in the heavens for all the inhabitants of the heavens. فَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ امَّةً اسَّسَتْ اسَاسَ ٱلظُّلْمِ وَٱلْجَوْرِ عَلَيْكُمْ اهْلَ ٱلْبَيْتِ fala`ana all¡hu ummatan assasat as¡sa al¨¨ulmi waljawri `alaykum ahla albayti So, may Allah curse the people who laid the basis of persecution and wronging against you, O Members of the Household. وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ امَّةً دَفَعَتْكُمْ عَنْ مَقَامِكُمْ wa la`ana all¡hu ummatan dafa`atkum `an maq¡mikum May Allah curse the people who drove you away from your position وَازَالَتْكُمْ عَنْ مَرَاتِبِكُمُ ٱلَّتِي رَتَّبَكُمُ ٱللَّهُ فِيهَا wa az¡latkum `an mar¡tibikum allat¢ rattabakum all¡hu f¢h¡ and removed you away from your ranks that Allah has put you in. وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ امَّةً قَتَلَتْكُمْ wa la`ana all¡hu ummatan qatalatkum May Allah curse the people who slew you. وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْمُمَهِّدِينَ لَهُمْ wa la`ana all¡hu almumahhid¢na lahum May Allah curse those who paved the way for them to do so بِٱلتَّمْكِينِ مِنْ قِتَالِكُمْ bilttamk¢ni min qit¡likum and who made possible for them to fight against you. بَرِئْتُ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ وَإِلَيْكُمْ مِنْهُمْ bari'tu il¡ all¡hi wa ilaykum minhum I repudiate them in the presence of Allah and You وَمِنْ اشْيَاعِهِمْ وَاتْبَاعِهِمْ وَاوْلِيَائِهِمْ wa min ashy¡`ihim wa atb¡`ihim wa awliy¡'ihim and I repudiate their devotees, followers, and loyalists. يَا ابَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ y¡ ab¡ `abdill¡hi O Aba-`Abdullah, إِنِّي سِلْمٌ لِمَنْ سَالَمَكُمْ inn¢ silmun liman s¡lamakum I am at peace with those who are at peace with you وَحَرْبٌ لِمَنْ حَارَبَكُمْ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ ٱلْقِيَامَةِ wa ¦arbun liman ¦¡rabakum il¡ yawmi alqiy¡mati and I am at war against those who have fought against you up to the Resurrection Day. وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ آلَ زِيَادٍ وَآلَ مَرْوَانَ wa la`ana all¡hu ¡la ziy¡din wa ¡la marw¡na May Allah also curse the family of Ziy¡d and the family of Marw¡n. وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ بَنِي امَيَّةَ قَاطِبَةً wa la`ana all¡hu ban¢ umayyata q¡§ibatan May Allah also curse the descendants of Umayyah altogether. وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ ٱبْنَ مَرْجَانَةَ wa la`ana all¡hu ibna marj¡nata May Allah also curse the son of Marj¡nah. وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ عُمَرَ بْنَ سَعْدٍ wa la`ana all¡hu `umara bna sa`din May Allah also curse `Umar the son of Sa`d. وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ شِمْراً wa la`ana all¡hu shimran May Allah also curse Shimr. وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ امَّةً اسْرَجَتْ وَالْجَمَتْ wa la`ana all¡hu ummatan asrajat wa aljamat May Allah also curse the people who saddled up, gave reins to their horses, وَتَنَقَّبَتْ لِقِتَالِكَ wa tanaqqabat liqit¡lika and masked their faces in preparation for fighting against you. بِابِي انْتَ وَامِّي bi'ab¢ anta wa umm¢ May my father and mother be ransoms for you. لَقَدْ عَظُمَ مُصَابِي بِكَ laqad `a¨uma mu¥¡b¢ bika Extremely insufferable is my commiserations with you; فَاسْالُ ٱللَّهَ ٱلَّذِي اكْرَمَ مَقَامَكَ وَاكْرَمَنِي بِكَ fa'as'alu all¡ha alladh¢ akrama maq¡maka wa akraman¢ bika so, I beseech Allah Who has honored your position and honored me because of you انْ يَرْزُقَنِي طَلَبَ ثَارِكَ an yarzuqan¢ §alaba tha'rika to endue me with the chance to avenge you مَعَ إِمَامٍ مَنْصُورٍ مِنْ اهْلِ بَيْتِ مُحَمَّدٍ ma`a im¡min man¥£rin min ahli bayti mu¦ammadin with a (Divinely) supported leader from the Household of Mu¦ammad, صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ ¥all¡ all¡hu `alayhi wa ¡lih¢ peace of Allah be upon him and his Household. اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْنِي عِنْدَكَ وَجِيهاً all¡humma ij`aln¢ `indaka waj¢han O Allah, (please) make me illustrious in Your sight بِٱلْحُسَيْنِ عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلاَمُ فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ bil¦usayni `alayhi alssal¡mu f¢ aldduny¡ wal-¡khirati in the name of al-°usayn, peace be upon him, in this world and in the Hereafter. يَا ابَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ y¡ ab¡ `abdill¡hi O Aba-`Abdullah, إِنِّي اتَقَرَّبُ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ وَإِلَىٰ رَسُولِهِ inn¢ ataqarrabu il¡ all¡hi wa il¡ ras£lih¢ I do seek nearness to Allah, to His Messenger, وَإِلَىٰ امِيرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَإِلَىٰ فَاطِمَةَ wa il¡ am¢ri almu'min¢na wa il¡ f¡§imata to the Commander of the Faithful, to Fatimah, وَإِلَىٰ ٱلْحَسَنِ وَإِلَيْكَ بِمُوَالاَتِكَ wa il¡ al¦asani wa ilayka bimuw¡l¡tika to al-Hasan, and to you by means of loyalty to you وَبِٱلْبَرَاءَةِ (مِمَّنْ قَاتَلَكَ wa bilbar¡'ati (mimman q¡talaka and by means of repudiation of those who fought against you وَنَصَبَ لَكَ ٱلْحَرْبَ wa na¥aba laka al¦arba and incurred your hostility, وَبِٱلْبَرَاءَةِ مِمَّنْ اسَّسَ اسَاسَ ٱلظُّلْمِ وَٱلْجَوْرِ عَلَيْكُمْ wa bilbar¡'ati mimman assasa as¡sa al¨¨ulmi waljawri `alaykum and repudiation of those who laid the basis of persecution and wronging against you all. وَابْرَا إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ وَإِلَىٰ رَسُولِهِ) wa abra'u il¡ all¡hi wa il¡ ras£lih¢) I also repudiate, in the presence of Allah and His Messenger, مِمَّنْ اسَّسَ اسَاسَ ذٰلِكَ mimman assasa as¡sa dh¡lika those who laid the basis of all that, وَبَنَىٰ عَلَيْهِ بُنْيَانَهُ wa ban¡ `alayhi buny¡nah£ established their foundations on it, وَجَرَىٰ فِي ظُلْمِهِ وَجَوْرِهِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَعلىٰ اشْيَاعِكُمْ wa jar¡ f¢ ¨ulmih¢ wa jawrih¢ `alaykum wa `al¡ ashy¡`ikum and continued in wronging and persecuting you and your adherents. بَرِئْتُ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ وَإِلَيْكُمْ مِنْهُمْ bari'tu il¡ all¡hi wa ilaykum minhum In the presence of Allah and you all do I repudiate these. وَاتَقَرَّبُ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ ثُمَّ إِلَيْكُمْ wa ataqarrabu il¡ all¡hi thumma ilaykum And I seek nearness to Allah and then to you all بِمُوَالاَتِكُمْ وَمُوَالاَةِ وَلِيِّكُمْ bimuw¡l¡tikum wa muw¡l¡ti waliyyikum by means of declaring loyalty to you and to your loyalists وَبِٱلْبَرَاءَةِ مِنْ اعْدَائِكُمْ wa bilbar¡'ati min a`d¡'ikum and declaring repudiation of your enemies وَٱلنَّاصِبِينَ لَكُمُ ٱلْحَرْبَ walnn¡¥ib¢na lakum al¦arba and those who incur animosity of you وَبِٱلْبَرَاءَةِ مِنْ اشْيَاعِهِمْ وَاتْبَاعِهِمْ wa bilbar¡'ati min ashy¡`ihim wa atb¡`ihim and repudiation of their adherents and followers. إِنِّي سِلْمٌ لِمَنْ سَالَمَكُمْ inn¢ silmun liman s¡lamakum I am verily at peace with those who have been at peace with you, وَحَرْبٌ لِمَنْ حَارَبَكُمْ wa ¦arbun liman ¦¡rabakum I am at war against those who fought against you, وَوَلِيٌّ لِمَنْ وَالاَكُمْ wa waliyyun liman w¡l¡kum loyalist to those who have been loyalist to you, وَعَدُوٌّ لِمَنْ عَادَاكُمْ wa `aduwwun liman `¡d¡kum and enemy of those who have shown enmity towards you. فَاسْالُ ٱللَّهَ ٱلَّذِي اكْرَمَنِي بِمَعْرِفَتِكُمْ fa'as'alu all¡ha alladh¢ akraman¢ bima`rifatikum So, I beseech Allah Who has endued me with the honor of recognizing you وَمَعْرِفَةِ اوْلِيَائِكُمْ wa ma`rifati awliy¡'ikum and recognizing your loyalists وَرَزَقَنِيَ ٱلْبَرَاءَةَ مِنْ اعْدَائِكُمْ wa razaqan¢ albar¡'ata min a`d¡'ikum and Who conferred upon me with repudiation of your enemies, انْ يَجْعَلَنِي مَعَكُمْ فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ an yaj`alan¢ ma`akum f¢ aldduny¡ wal-¡khirati to include me with you in this world and in the Hereafter وَانْ يُثَبِّتَ لِي عِنْدَكُمْ قَدَمَ صِدْقٍ wa an yuthabbita l¢ `indakum qadama ¥idqin and to make firm step of honesty for me with you فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ f¢ aldduny¡ wal-¡khirati in this world and in the Hereafter. وَاسْالُهُ انْ يُبَلِّغَنِيَ ٱلْمَقَامَ ٱلْمَحْمُودَ لَكُمْ عِنْدَ ٱللَّهِ wa as'aluh£ an yuballighan¢ almaq¡ma alma¦m£da lakum `inda all¡hi I also beseech Him to make me attain the praiseworthy status that you enjoy with Allah وَانْ يَرْزُقَنِي طَلَبَ ثَارِي wa an yarzuqan¢ §alaba tha'r¢ and to bestow upon me with the chance to take my own vengeance مَعَ إِمَامِ هُدىًٰ ظَاهِرٍ ma`a im¡mi hudan ¨¡hirin with a leader of true guidance who is (Divinely) sustained نَاطِقٍ بِٱلْحَقِّ مِنْكُمْ n¡§iqin bil¦aqqi minkum and expressing the truth from among you. وَاسْالُ ٱللَّهَ بِحَقِّكُمْ wa as'alu all¡ha bi¦aqqikum I also beseech Allah in your names وَبِٱلشَّانِ ٱلَّذِي لَكُمْ عِنْدَهُ wa bilshsha'ni alladh¢ lakum `indah£ and in the name of the standing that you enjoy with Him انْ يُعْطِيَنِي بِمُصَابِي بِكُمْ an yu`§iyan¢ bimu¥¡b¢ bikum to recompense me for my commiserations for you افْضَلَ مَا يُعْطِي مُصَاباً بِمُصِيبَتِهِ af¤ala m¡ yu`§¢ mu¥¡ban bimu¥¢batih¢ with the most favorite thing that He ever gives as compensation for misfortunes that has afflicted anyone. مُصِيبَةً مَا اعْظَمَهَا mu¥¢batan m¡ a`¨amah¡ (Your) misfortune has been so astounding وَاعْظَمَ رَزِيَّتَهَا فِي ٱلإِسْلاَمِ wa a`¨ama raziyyatah¡ f¢ al-isl¡mi and so catastrophic for Islam وَفِي جَمِيعِ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلارْضِ wa f¢ jam¢`i alssam¡w¡ti wal-ar¤i and for all the heavens and the entire earth. اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْنِي فِي مَقَامِي هٰذَا all¡humma ij`aln¢ f¢ maq¡m¢ h¡dh¡ O Allah, (please) make me in this situation of mine مِمَّنْ تَنَالُهُ مِنْكَ صَلَوَاتٌ وَرَحْمَةٌ وَمَغْفِرَةٌ mimman tan¡luh£ minka ¥alaw¡tun wa ra¦matun wa maghfiratun one of those who receive blessings, mercy, and forgiveness from You. اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْ مَحْيَايَ مَحْيَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ all¡humma ij`al ma¦y¡ya ma¦y¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin O Allah, (please) make me live my lifetime in the same way as Muhammad and Muhammad’s Household lived وَمَمَاتِي مَمَاتَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ wa mam¡t¢ mam¡ta mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin and make me die on the same principles on which Muhammad and Mu¦ammad’s Household died. اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّ هٰذَا يَوْمٌ all¡humma inna h¡dh¡ yawmun O Allah, this day تَبَرَّكَتْ بِهِ بَنُو امَيَّةَ tabarrakat bih¢ ban£ umayyata has been regarded as blessed day by the descendants of Umayyah وَٱبْنُ آكِلَةِ ٱلاكبَادِ wabnu ¡kilati al-akb¡di and by the son of the liver-eater woman, ٱللَّعِينُ ٱبْنُ ٱللَّعِينِ alla`¢nu ibnu alla`¢ni the accursed and son of the accursed عَلَىٰ لِسَانِكَ وَلِسَانِ نَبِيِّكَ `al¡ lis¡nika wa lis¡ni nabiyyika by the tongue of You and by the tongue of Your Prophet, صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ ¥all¡ all¡hu `alayhi wa ¡lih¢ Allah’s peace be upon him, فِي كُلِّ مَوْطِنٍ وَمَوْقِفٍ f¢ kulli maw§inin wa mawqifin on every occasion and in every situation, وَقَفَ فِيهِ نَبِيُّكَ صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ waqafa f¢hi nabiyyuka ¥all¡ all¡hu `alayhi wa ¡lih¢ which Your Prophet, Allah’s peace be upon him, attended. اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْ ابَا سُفْيَانَ وَمُعَاوِيَةَ وَيَزيدَ بْنَ مُعَاوِيَةَ all¡humma il`an ab¡ sufy¡na wa mu`¡wiyata wa yaz¢da bna mu`¡wiyata O Allah, pour curses upon Aba-Sufyan, Mu`wiyah, and Yazid son of Mu`awiyah. عَلَيْهِمْ مِنْكَ ٱللَّعْنَةُ ابَدَ ٱلآبِدِينَ `alayhim minka alla`natu abada al-¡bid¢na May Your curse be upon them incessantly and everlastingly. وَهٰذَا يَوْمٌ فَرِحَتْ بِهِ آلُ زِيَادٍ وَآلُ مَرْوَانَ wa h¡dh¡ yawmun fari¦at bih¢ ¡lu ziy¡din wa ¡lu marw¡na This is the day on which the family of Ziyad and the family of Marwan gloated بِقَتْلِهِمُ ٱلْحُسَيْنَ صَلَوَاتُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيْهِ biqatlihim al¦usayna ¥alaw¡tu all¡hi `alayhi because they had killed al-Husayn, Allah’s blessings be upon him. اَللَّهُمَّ فَضَاعِفْ عَلَيْهِمُ ٱللَّعْنَ مِنْكَ all¡humma fa¤¡`if `alayhim alla`na minka So, O Allah, pour frequent curses upon them وَٱلْعَذَابَ (ٱلالِيمَ) wal`adh¡ba (al-al¢ma) and double for them the painful chastisement. اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي اتَقَرَّبُ إِلَيْكَ فِي هٰذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ all¡humma inn¢ ataqarrabu ilayka f¢ h¡dh¡ alyawmi O Allah, I do seek nearness to You on this day, وَفِي مَوْقِفِي هٰذَا wa f¢ mawqif¢ h¡dh¡ on this occasion, وَايَّامِ حَيَاتِي wa ayy¡mi ¦ay¡t¢ and on all the days of my lifetime, بِٱلْبَرَاءَةِ مِنْهُمْ وَٱللَّعْنَةِ عَلَيْهِمْ bilbar¡'ati minhum walla`nati `alayhim by repudiating these and invoking Your curses upon them, وَبِٱلْمُوَالاَةِ لِنَبِيِّكَ وَآلِ نَبِيِّكَ wa bilmuw¡l¡ti linabiyyika wa ¡li nabiyyika and by declaring loyalty to Your Prophet and Your Prophet’s Household, عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّلاَمُ `alayhi wa `alayhim alssal¡mu peace be upon him and them. You may then repeat the following words one hundred times: اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْ اوَّلَ ظَالِمٍ all¡humma il`an awwala ¨¡limin O Allah, pour curses upon the foremost persecutor ظَلَمَ حَقَّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ ¨alama ¦aqqa mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin who usurped the right of Muhammad and Muhammad’s Household وَآخِرَ تَابِعٍ لَهُ عَلَىٰ ذٰلِكَ wa ¡khira t¡bi`in lah£ `al¡ dh¡lika and the last follower who acceded to his deed. اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنِ ٱلْعِصَابَةَ ٱلَّتِي جَاهَدَتِ ٱلْحُسَيْنَ all¡humma il`an al`i¥¡bata allat¢ j¡hadat al¦usayna O Allah, pour curses upon the gang that struggled against al-Husayn وَشَايَعَتْ وَبَايَعَتْ وَتَابَعَتْ عَلَىٰ قَتْلِهِ wa sh¡ya`at wa b¡ya`at wa t¡ba`at `al¡ qatlih¢ and who supported each other against him, paid homage to his enemies, and participated in slaying him. اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْهُمْ جَمِيعاً all¡humma il`anhum jam¢`an O Allah, pour curses upon all of them.
  47. 4 points
    Wholehearted Shi'a

    Depression

    I certainly know the struggle of depression and anxiety. I was a new first year student at a private high school and some kids who were ethnically Italian (our town has a large Italian community) picked me out for being a typical white Aussie kid and decided to make my life a living hell. Everyday I went to school being teased, punched and made to feel less of a human being which lasted for about a year and a half. I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety and all I wanted to do was be at home and not wanting to speak with anyone. The principal at the school accused me of lying about my depression in order to hurt the reputation of ‘good’ students. It’s not a big surprise that this guy was related to the students so I was upset even further. I finally moved to a new school but my anxiety and depression continued but I was extremely lucky in meeting a teacher who saw my potential and helped me rebuild my confidence after so many years of wanting to stay home and die. I was put in a class with two teachers who helped to get me back to school which I was extremely scared of. This lasted for three years and I could finally return to my regular schooling in senior years but my second last year again went to hell. I never went, I was depressed and constantly questioned everything. This led me to learn about the world in general and trying to understand what my place in it was and soon enough I discovered Shia Islam. Upon researching the faith it gave me hope in Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى and his Justice. I completed high school coming second place in most of my classes even though I was technically only in normal high school classes for two years in my entire school experience I still somehow managed to graduate far beyond anyone expectations with many hoping I would go off to university which of course I was hoping for as well but it didn’t work out. I don’t care though I’m proud of how far I’ve come, I started senior year with an average mark of 35% finishing with 90%. I’ve become spiritually and physically stronger in being able to combat life’s biggest challenges and what has become of the boys who bullied me? They all dropped out of school very early and most are still unemployed. I ran into one of the bullies the other day, he didn’t recognise me which to my suprise hurt me very much. How could someone who caused me so much grief and suffering with many years of taking medication and making me feel like I was lesser than crap not remember who I was? I don’t know and I don’t care. I have plans to find a job in the area of law enforcement. My experience of being a victim has wanted me to do be a helping hand for others and protect the innocent. This mentality was what probably also attracted me to the shi’a Islamic faith because of its emphasis on justice and doing good by all people. I hope you enjoyed my long story my brothers and sisters in religion and humanity. Salam Aleykum.
  48. 4 points
    There is no day like your day Ya Aba Abdillah al Hussain (a.s).
  49. 4 points
    shadow_of_light

    Depression

    This is terrible!! You had very difficult sad moments and you were so young! May God help you and cure you for ever.
  50. 4 points
    Hameedeh

    Myanmar Crackdown on Muslims

    Iran has been sending aid to the Rohingya people on the border with Bangladesh. http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/09/17/535421/myanmar-rohingya-red-crescent Iran's Press TV has 108 videos about the tragedy of the Rohingya people. Some videos are 20+ minutes in length. The #1 in the playlist is the newest one. If you want to watch them in chronological order, you need to scroll down to #108. (Numbers will change as new videos are added, just scroll down to the bottom of the playlist.) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNB-69ClKQNWgCjr64dJG65n7Tl7JW5Tu
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