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  1. Thoughts 2017

    Salam Alaikum guys This is going to be my last post for a long while. I won't be back on this site until Spring/Summer 2018. I will miss you all a lot until then, and I sincerely ask that you all remember me in your prayers. If there's anyone I've offended in any way then please forgive me. With duas, Brother Silasun
  2. Thoughts 2017

    Alhamdulilah for the believers who extend the hand of support.
  3. Educational Youtube channels

    With apologies for the British accent.
  4. This is a really good Ted talk by Susan Cain about the power of introverts. I would love to hear your thoughts about it. One of the brothers I know was reading a book she wrote on the same topic and shared a passage. I may have to invest! Note for whomever it concerns. The lady isn't in hijab.
  5. It shouldn't be problematic if the women are dressed fairly normally, or if they are not in that part of the gym (I've never seen a women weightlifting in this part of the world). But it makes sense to avoid those gyms where the women are dressed in yoga pants and tank tops (especially if they are plenty in number) - such is not the lot of a Muslim man and to me, it's very similar to mixed gender swimming.
  6. What are you like

    Legendary online and off
  7. Just Sayed Sistani's man in Qom sending Salam from sayed sistani to sayed khamenei and the leader responds, praying for sistani's longevity for the Muslims.
  8. Aquinas on Usury - Part Three

    Justifications, justifications, justifications...
  9. Bismillah Imagine you were a mother. What would you want from your teenave children? How do you want them to speak with you/ about which issues? What activities around the house would you want them to take up to give you an easier time? How would you want them to resolve conflict with you? I would like answers which cover the areas that we most often overlook.
  10. Could it be used to justify Muslims in France doing the same? I remember seeing Ayatollah Khamenei say something similar about men shaving for the purposes of a film.
  11. This is one of my favourite books, brother! I'm glad that there is another Sheikh Shomali fan here =']
  12. Thoughts 2017

    Thought: I miss brother @Al-Mufeed
  13. I haven't forgotten to respond, brother - I still haven't come up with a good enough answer. P.S: Do take care not to post too many interesting articles in a short period of time! I fear that I won't be able to keep up; I still haven't read the latest post.
  14. The Legless Fox (couplets 1 to 5)

    I'm not familiar with Sufi poetry. Is being alive symbolic of not dying in God?
  15. Wa alaikum al Salaam Eid Mubarak to you too. Wishing the same for yourself and your family. I did mean the Nation of Islam. The Nation was a social and religious movement that spread amongst the weakest in society. A true example of a "bottom-up" movement, unlike the spread of Islam in the case we are discussing. Thought: Whilst replying I realised a semi-contradiction in my argument. Isn't it fascinating the impact that slaves had on culture in America? For instance, blues music (which originated from the slaves) has spread across all of the country. There are many other examples. My question is if Islam is a religion that can assume any sort of attractive identity amongst the poorest in society. Black people in America had the Nation, but it was hardly Islamic. Is there anything in Islam which is attractive to the poor? Do we really have an iqtisaad, a culture and a political system (beyond Wilayat al-Faqih)?