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Shaykh Patience101

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  1. World Cup 2018!

    Iraq sucks at football. Their quarterfinal win in the last Asian Cup was a disgrace to the sport.
  2. SuperBowl 2018

    Lol a 50% split in the poll. I can tell ShiaChat doesn't watch much NFL.
  3. World Cup 2018!

    Well, that isn't very patriotic. You have a rather gloomy outlook on life.
  4. World Cup 2018!

    Any thoughts on Azmoun's dismal season in the run-up to the World Cup, and Taremi's lack of one? Iran's most in-form strikers have to be Kaveh Rezaei and Karim Ansarifard. Which seems rather bizarre to me, given where they were at 2-3 years ago.
  5. What do think about demonstrations in Iran

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/iran-protests-1.4499175 Finally some logic.
  6. World Cup 2018!

    Carlos Queiroz, is that you?
  7. Becoming Freemason change status as Shi'i?

    The way I understand it from the hadith, there are differences between a thing created by Allah, a thing said to be "Allah's" because of its esteemed status, and a thing "of Allah" in that it constitutes a part of him (I hesitate to even type a phrase like 'part of Allah'). Obviously, the Imams objected very strongly to something finite and limited (like a soul) belonging to category 2 being identified as something in category 3.
  8. Becoming Freemason change status as Shi'i?

    @wmehar2 It was not "Allah's soul" which was breathed into Adam (a.s.). "Imam Muhammd al-Baqir [a] was asked about the verse, “So when I have made him (Adam) and have breathed into him of My spirit…” (15:29) He [a] said, "The spirit moves like the wind. We call it 'ruh' (spirit) because its name is derived from 'reeh' (wind). This derivative is selected because the spirits are of the same genus of the wind. He has attached it to Himself (that is, called it "My spirit") because He selected it from among the other spirits, just as He has selected a house from among the houses, and said: 'My house' (2:125), and said about a messenger from among the messengers: 'My friend', and so on. [All such things] are created, invented, caused, nurtured and arranged." [Ma`ani al-Akhbar] I'm trying to find a second hadith (of Imam as-Sadiq) in which I recall the Imam actually became visibly angry that someone would suggest that the soul blown into the prophet was Allah's own spirit—saying instead that Allah created an angel who blew the spirit into Adam.
  9. I made a browsable/searchable Shia Hadith website

    Not sure if you frequent this forum anymore, brother, but what was your online source for the later books of al-Kafi (especially rawdat)?
  10. Thoughts 2018

    Pah, that's barely plug-in-the-car weather. I think it might've dropped to a nighttime low of -50 degrees with the windchill here last week.
  11. Social Media Addiction

    These kinds of YouTubers have always been highly insensitive, and I wouldn't expect Paul do anything else in that kind of a situation. What's surprising is the reaction his video has elicited. It's good to know that there are still ethical lines the Internet won't allow him to cross, especially in an instance where he didn't necessarily commit a crime.
  12. Thoughts 2018

    Heard it's getting colder in the American south, but I think we're past the worst up in Canada. Above -10 degrees at last.
  13. Social Media Addiction

    It's anecdotal, but I know I read books far more often and in greater quantities when I had parents limiting my use of technology. It'll be interesting to see the long-term impacts (if any) of social media consumption in what sources people use to get reputable information, in a few decades.
  14. Thoughts 2018

    It was below -40 Celsius where I live for most of the winter break. Worst thing about it was that it was too cold to get to the neighborhood outdoor rink.
  15. What do think about demonstrations in Iran

    It's been mentioned before in this thread, but the most intriguing thing for me out of all of this is how strongly Trump's tweets reek of discrete interventionism. "...the good people of Iran want change, and, other than the vast military power of the United States, Iran’s people are what their leaders fear the most...." "...the day will come when the Iranian people will face a choice. The world is watching!" Like, he's not even trying to hide it. He emphasizes the Iranian people's "choice"—i.e., any change the West is trying to precipitate in Iran has to be through the Iranian people themselves.
  16. Hadiths On Bab Ul Hawaij

    I'm assuming you're referencing the post from 2012 on the first page? I think these claims are anecdotal, and meant to be so. More or less rhetoric rather than tradition. I wouldn't take a literalist approach when reading these statements—very few people in the Shia world would contest the fact that the Prophet is the best possible means of intercession.
  17. what is shia view on Abu Hurrayrah.

    It's also important to note that there are surviving collections of Shi'i traditions from the time of the earlier Imams, even before the 12th Imam, Shaykh Kulayni, and the writing of al-Kafi.
  18. what is shia view on Abu Hurrayrah.

    Kitab al-Kafi was indeed written during the ghaybat as-sughra of the 12th Imam (without time gap), and he is sometimes said to have given it the title of kafi (sufficient). However, most ulema have interpreted this in a way such that the individual traditions contained within the books must still pass through the rigorous authentification that all ahadith are scrutinized with—so your point that we cannot make a blanket declaration of certain books as 100% sahih is also correct.
  19. Hadiths On Bab Ul Hawaij

    Sure, but he's also definitely not the only one.
  20. Christmas and reverts

    While the argument can be made that Christmas was pagan (or in other words, not truly Christian) even in its origin, in the modern world it has become nothing more than a heavily-commercialized Western holiday. Most traditions have been reduced to simple family gatherings, and unless there is an explicitly religious connotation to whatever Christmas custom you want to participate in, you can probably assume that it will be secular in nature. The gift-giving that you've mentioned falls into this category. On a side note, December 25th is also the (actual) birthday of M.A. Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan Just another excuse to enjoy the day :P
  21. I tried using the search bar earlier today, but was surprised to find little to no discussion about gene editing on ShiaChat over the last few years. Browsing articles on other sites, I have to admit I was also pleasantly surprised to see that many Muslims accepted gene editing as permissible and possibly beneficial to contemporary society, as opposed to 'changing the creation of Allah.' It seems that Muslims differ from religious adherents of many other religions in this regard. To quote genome.gov (https://www.genome.gov/27569222/genome-editing/), With the headlines that CRISPR is generating today, what do you guys think? How does genome editing fit into your Islamic worldview?
  22. Does gene editing fit into the Islamic worldview?

    What's interesting was that I expected this to be the moral consensus, with our scholars taking perhaps an even more rigid stance. This hasn't turned out to be the case. As @E.L King was mentioning earlier in the chatroom (correct me if I'm wrong), Sayyed al-Hakeem and as-Sistani both have issued rulings declaring human cloning and gene editing, respectively, to be halal in and of themselves, even to the extent of them being used simply for vain purposes like increasing one's beauty. EDIT: He's beat me to it.
  23. Does gene editing fit into the Islamic worldview?

    Some Qur'anic verses that may be relevant: "And I will mislead them, and I will arouse in them [sinful] desires, and I will command them so they will slit the ears of cattle, and I will command them so they will change the creation of Allah ." And whoever takes Satan as an ally instead of Allah has certainly sustained a clear loss." [4:119] "See ye not how Allah hath made serviceable unto you whatsoever is in the skies and whatsoever is in the earth and hath loaded you with His favors both without and within? Yet of mankind is he who disputeth concerning Allah, without knowledge or guidance or a Scripture giving light." [Luqman 31: 20] "And in the earth are portents for those whose faith is sure. And (also) in yourselves. Can ye then not see?" [Adh-Dhariat 51: 20-21]
  24. Thoughts 2017

    Good idea: To be honest, the reaction I've gathered so far is different from what I expected.