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    al-Husayn bin Abdul Hasan bin Ali bin Muhammad al-Alavi al-Hindi

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  1. Do Pipelines Actually Harm the Environment?

  2. Do Pipelines Actually Harm the Environment?

    I've heard people theorizing that sabotage is a possibility, given the notorious nature of this specific pipeline. Thoughts?
  3. Do Pipelines Actually Harm the Environment?

    Which is already ten times what Obama's State Department predicted for estimated spillage amounts over two years. They say hindsight is always 20/20.
  4. Thoughts 2017

    So the work life's paying off...
  5. Thoughts 2017

    I believe it isn't obligatory to verbalize your niyyah. As long as you know (in your mind) what salah you're praying and why, you don't have to recite a specific set of words out loud. It's a common misconception that you have to say something in Arabic before you start praying as your 'intention' (although there's no harm in doing so).
  6. Thoughts 2017

    No, I was referencing the single nafl after Isha performed while sitting that many people who otherwise don't get the opportunity to offer recommended prayers perform, in addition to Salah al-Ghufaylah. I can see why my post could've been misunderstood, though. Your point regarding it not being a nafilah is interesting, though, because I always thought that this was a blanket term for describing all highly-recommended prayers. I thought that the book I received also grouped it in the same category (as it has lengthy sections comprised of traditions extolling the virtues of nafl prayers despite being solely about al-Ghufaylah), but upon closer inspection, it also throws in this jurisprudential caveat: The 'combining' mentioned in Point 5 is what I'm referring to.
  7. Thoughts 2017

    It's interesting how so many of the highly-recommended nawafil are at nighttime- al-Ghufaylah, the sitting nafl after Isha for us, Salat al-Witr popular after Isha with Sunnis, and of course Salat al-Layl. Makes you wonder how many blessings there are for the taking in this time period.
  8. Thoughts 2017

    The hard part now is finding the time to memorize the verses and dua of qunoot required for this salah.
  9. Thoughts 2017

    Anyone here ever offer Salat al-Ghufaylah after Maghrib? I just received a book detailing its method and was thinking about starting to do it.
  10. Next Level of Evolution (Embarrassing infidels)

    That is not true. The 'purpose' of evolution is only to make an organism more suited to its environment, so it can survive for longer and thus reproduce. Being so inherently physical, it has little to do with moral or cognitive perfection. In anatomical terms (which is what evolution deals with), Prophets and Imams are like us.
  11. Mortal like us (Basharun Mithlokum)

    Receiving wahi does not make the Prophet a non-bashar. Neither does being sinless make the Prophet a non-bashar. I think the vast majority of Muslims agree on the fact that the Prophet was sinless both before and after receiving wahi. As far as I know, only some of the Sunnis say that the Prophet's sinlessness was limited to conveying revelation.
  12. Ammar Nakshawani on sex slaves

    @Ibn al-Hussain ^ It seems to me that the last point entails that the only criterion separating rape from legitimate sexual intercourse in that case would be whether or not the man performing the act is her master. In other words, the act for which another slave is flogged is permissible if the same act is conducted by the female's owner. How is this rational in a hypothetical scenario in which both her enslavement and conjugal relations are against her will? For example, if the same man in the incident above took the necessary steps to acquire the female slave from her owner, before copulating with her by force, the intercourse would be deemed legal and legitimate. Although I admittedly do not have a deep knowledge in this area, the brief research I did earlier did yield some Sunni articles discussing marital rape which claimed that jurists have ruled that the act cannot be prosecuted under the hadd laws, but is still considered a crime for which the wife can seek civil redress. I am not aware of the classicality of these opinions. It would be interesting to see what the ahadith on these issues say, and perhaps more tellingly what they leave out. Perhaps then the centuries of fiqhi non-discussion of consent could be understood better.
  13. Ammar Nakshawani on sex slaves

    @Ibn al-Hussain I agree with much else of what you've written, but was surprised with your assertion that the notion of consent is a 21st-century construct that shouldn't be considered when it comes to relations with "ma malakat aymanukum." It's a little extreme to say that the idea of consent didn't exist at all at the time- evidently, the sharia punishes rape in a different way than consensual zina, meaning that the consent of the participating female obviously plays a large role in the relationship. As you said, the moral scale to which society measures itself has changed since the 7th century, but I can't comprehend why you claim that the issue of consent wasn't relevant at all in the 620's. The case could be made that, due to societal pressures, phenomena such as marital rape were perhaps ignored or considered negligible by both parties; however, at the same time, there are clear cases in which the wife or, more in relevance to this discussion, the slave/concubine absolutely refuses to engage in sexual intercourse with her master. A quick search yielded this historical example recorded in Sunni literature (which I quote more for its description of the event taking place rather than Umar's ruling on it): " Malik related to me from Nafi that a slave was in charge of the slaves in the khumus and he forced a slave-girl among those slaves against her will and had intercourse with her. Umar ibn al-Khattab had him flogged and banished him, and he did not flog the slave-girl because the slave had forced her. " [Sahih al-Bukhari, Muwatta Imam Malik]
  14. Las Vegas shooting

    I don't see any presidential orangutans calling for a total ban on all elderly white men coming to the United States until we find out "what the hell is going on." No, releasing a statement defending the right to carry arms is the logical response.
  15. Arab superiority in Sunniism

    Preferred in what way? Is there any direct, non-analagous proof that Arabs are preferred by God? Is there any proof that loving the Prophet's sunna extends to recognizing Arabs as Allah's preferred ethnicity? Because without textual backing, your arguments are meaningless.