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  1. So you prefer that they remained raiding other tribes for their livelihood? Waging wars that last 40 years over land that was trespassed? If i wasnt accused of exagerrating, i would have ventured to say that with their endless vendettas and internecine wars, the arab race would have been on the verge of extinction had Islam not united them as one people under one God. And thats not taking into account their abject poverty, rampant infanticide, deadly tribalism and perverse sexual habits. Baffling how anyone can find anything redeeming about that period of history lol
  2. A New Years Gift to You!

    Damn i only recognized this 4 days late, how thoughtful though magma! A belated happy new years from me bro!
  3. More Anti-Shia sentiment from Hamas

    Did anyone even read the link? The murderer wasnt a hamas member but an unknown gunman that pro-hamas police are on the look out for. Likely to be ISIS as they have already established sleeper cells in gaza.
  4. Bloodletting: United We Stand

    2016 and shias still think pictures of tatbir arent sensationalized by the media which misrepresents the rationale behind it (and misrepresents the principles of islam in general). You can see how thoughtful and understanding all the non-muslims are in the comments section under all these tatbir news articles. I mean honestly...
  5. This whole OP only references incidents of wailing and slapping of the face/chest - nothing that implies bloodletting is a permissible act.
  6. God, Time And Contingency

    This particular subforum has been inactive as of lately, apologies for the late reply! I am thoughtful of the fact that since God is not contingent on time, He cannot 'cause' in the usual sense of the word (which implies a process that occurs through time). Which brings us to the question of eternity as is hinted in your following words: In the eyes of God, there is no past, present or future. The conclusion I have reached is that all these renewal of moments that we put under the banner of time have eternally happened and are eternally in the presence of God. Now a superficial reading of your words would seem to indicate you are saying that there is an endless past of moments being renewed (hence an infinite regression). Im assuming thats not the case. What you are saying is these renewal of moments are eternally present in the mind of God. So God eternally caused the Universe to come into existence. That's all fine and dandy, but given the topic at hand I am approaching the whole question of time from a different angle (perhaps characterized as an approach immersed in extreme skepticism). Assuming the forms we see in the outside world exist, can it be adequately argued that by their very limitations they are contingent to time? Would you say a moment has time as a factor that encompasses all that exists in this world, simply by virtue of a moment having the potential to be renewed?
  7. I have always realised that for everything there is a cause, and that the cause of all causes, is God. I have also come to the inevitable conclusion that God cannot be bound by time, since that would lead to the infinite regression argument being rightfully applied to God; it is as impossible for God to pass through an infinite span of time as it is for the universe. My question is thus - Is every shape/form necessarily contingent to time? If so that would prove God has no form of any kind, demolishing the credibility of the anthromoporphists.
  8. Saddam wasn't sunni, his private beliefs rejected basic pillars of islam like belief in the akhira and the obligation of salat. There's no civil war, thousands of sunnis have joined the shia militias and many sunni tribes helped free Ramadi a couple of weeks ago. It is a ISIS vs Iraqi war there. These conflicts are largely unrelated to sectarian sentiments. There are communists, Christians, shias and Sufis in that area too. What salafi Wahhabi group got annihilated there?
  9. Iraq retakes Ramadi

    Great news, unfortunately this was more of a pyrrhic victory, dependence on airstrikes and the ISF makes Iraq only in more debt to America's hegemonic influence. Probably the reason why the recapture of Ramadi is being hyped as the biggest success yet. A real - and big - victory looks more like the Tikrit offensive back in march, a large city which had literally around 90% of its land liberated without any American airstrikes. Only reason why that offensive wasn't popularised was due to the large presence of iran-backed militias in the operation.
  10. Yes that's what im saying, because this thread is about muslims living in a non-muslim country like Paris, not muslims engaged in warfare like the caliphs.  I agree, im giving you the opinions of medieval scholars of both the sunni and shia sect. من دخل إلى أرض العدو بأمان ، لم يخنهم في مالهم ،... وأما خيانتهم ، فمحرمة ; لأنهم إنما أعطوه الأمان مشروطا بتركه خيانتهم ، وأمنه إياهم من نفسه ، وإن لم يكن ذلك مذكورا في اللفظ ، فهو معلوم في المعنى ، ولذلك من جاءنا منهم بأمان ، فخاننا ، كان ناقضا لعهده . فإذا ثبت هذا ، لم تحل له خيانتهم ، لأنه غدر ، ولا يصلح في ديننا الغدر ، وقد قال النبي { صلى الله عليه وسلم : المسلمون عند شروطهم } . فإن خانهم ، أو سرق منهم ، أو اقترض شيئا وجب عليه رد ما أخذ إلى أربابه ، . "Whoever enters the land of the enemy safely, he shouldn't be treacherous with their property, nor should he deal in usury with them... ...And as for treachery, it is forbidden ; because they (the non-muslims) have given him safety on the condition that he doesn't betray them, and guarantess them peace from himself, even if such a thing isn't mentioned by words, for it is clearly implied. For this reason whoever comes to us from them in security, then becomes treacherous, he has broken his promise. If such a thing is confirmed (i.e secure passage), it is forbidden to betray them, because it is treachery, and treachery is irreconcilable in our religion, for the Prophet (pbuh) said : 'Muslims are bound by their conditions'. So if he betrays them, or steals from them, or borrows anything it is incumbent on him to return what he took to its owner." - Ibn Qudamah, Al-Mughni, vol. 9
  11. Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    We had a boater give us our cell & tissue biology lecture today, after the 5 min break 2/3 of the hall was empty :lol: Must have been so awkward for him, poor guy
  12. It doesn't matter what you think about the wars conducted by caliphs (or our Prophet) in the past, muslim scholars unanimously speak against such terrorist acts because they violate the laws of a country - laws which muslims are meant to obey because citizenship in Islamic law is seen as a treaty which has to be respected. Muslim citizens are not in a state of war with their host country, unlike caliphs with political power. ISIS claims we are in a state of war with our host countries because they are all part of a coalition bombing ISIS. Which is obviously not true (especially for us shias, who isis want to kill anyway merely for being shia).
  13. These lectures are golden, it shows that the debate isn't centered around whether a faqih has wilaya or not, its the extent of his wilaya (whether it extends to politics or not). Call me naïve but didn't Imam Khomeini himself apply the third theory by handing out a referendum? The choice was either an Islamic Republic or a secular system (apparently monarchy but not sure). So in effect he still placed a high value in the will of the majority, just like Imam Ali (as) did.
  14. ^Brother you forget that if it wasn't for the shia militias, the weak and pathetic Iraqi army would have paved way for isis to take over most of Iraq. The militias have freed MANY cities/districts since Sistani's fatwa (one of the biggest victories being tikrit). They're currently besieging Fallujah and are freeing surrounding villages bit by bit. Anyway I hope you know statistics show most Iraqi shias have positive views of iran. Maybe in the past many didn't like Iran, but after their help they now certainly do.
  15. Bacha Bazi

    I really doubt you can lay the blame on segregation of the sexes for bacha bazi, many conservative areas around the muslim world don't have any such problem (mind you those regions are very segregated, karbala being one example). This is a sick practice that has been institutionalised over the centuries and has been accepted as the norm for some people unfortunately.