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  1. Do You Agree With This Statement?

    No. Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.w) has as much power and knowledge as has been given by Allah. That does not mean he has ALL the power and knowledge that Allah HAS.
  2. Do You Agree With This Statement?

    The one guided by Allah cannot commit or error.
  3. Do You Agree With This Statement?

    The Knowledge of Allah cannot be compared to that of the Imams. Allah is All Knowing, Imams are not. Allah gives some His knowledge to his humble servants (Prophets, Imams, Awlia and even lesser human beings). Same is the case with power. Allah is All Powerful. He gives some power to his humble servants and creations. But there is no comparison. Masooms (Prophets and Imams) are sinless, mistake free and error free. And they don't forget either.
  4. Here is the answer to your questio Here is the answer to your question: The Knowledge of The Unseen (Ghaib) WS
  5. Fajr (morning) is first prayer of the day.
  6. al-Kafi, H 430, Ch. 5, h 3 Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam from Rabi‘ ibn Muhammad al-Musalliy from ‘Abdallah ibn Sulayman al- ‘Amiriy from abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) who has said the following. "The earth has never been without a person with Divine authority who would teach people about the lawful and unlawful matters and call them to the path of Allah." al-Kafi, H 441, Ch. 6, h 1 Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Muhammad ibn Sinan from ibn al-Tayyar who has said the following. "I heard abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) saying, ‘Would there remain no one on earth except two persons one of them would certainly be the person with Divine authority." al-Kafi, H 443, Ch. 6, h 3 Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from those who he has mentioned from al-Hassan ibn Musa al-Khashshab from Ja'far ibn Muhammad from Kiram from abu ‘Abdallah (a.s.) who has said the following. "If of all the people there will remain only two man one of them will be the Imam. He also said, ‘The last person to die will be the Imam (a.s.) so that no one could complain against Allah leaving him without Imam, the person with Divine authority over him.’
  7. There is no contradiction. There is always a Hujjat of Allah (proof, representative of God) on Earth. This Hujjat could be a prophet, messenger, imam or any other person. The Earth can not remain without an Hujjat. So much so, that if there were only two persons living on Earth, one of them has to be a Hujjat.
  8. Taraweeh.

    ALL ABOUT TARAWIH What is Tarawih? Well Tarawih is a special set of Salat that Ahly Sunnat offer after Isha prayers during Ramadhan only. It was started by Hazrat Umar. They offer it at the Masjid in Jamaat (Congrigation). Basically it is just like a regular prayer but in the month of Ramadhan they try to recite the whole quran during the 30 day Tarawih. The story goes like this. Prophet (SAWW) was praying during Ramadhan individualy when some people started to gather behind him to pray. They did it for a few days but Prophet (SAWW) had never told them to do so. So the next day they collected again but Prophet (SAWW) never came. They went to his house and started knocking at his door with small stones. Prophet (SAWW) got angry and came out and told them not to do that i.e. not to pray (Tarawih) nawafil in a Jammat form. He told them that they should pray individualy and preferably at their homes. Any way the situation remaind like this till the Prophet (SAWW) passed away and also during the time of Abu Bakr. When Hazrat Umar became the Khalifa one day he saw people praying individually (in Ramadhan). He told them to form a congrigation (Jamaat) and pray and this is how Tarawih started. In other words, Prophet (SAWW) told people not to pray in this form (Tarawih) but Hazrat Umar started this innovation in Islam. Here are the hadith: ======== PROPHET (SAWW) GOT ANGRY AT PEOPLE WHO OFFERED TARAWIH PRAYERS Sahih Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 73, Number 134: Narrated Zaid bin Thabit: Allah's Apostle made a small room (with a palm leaf mat). Allah's Apostle came out (of his house) and prayed in it. Some men came and joined him in his prayer. Then again the next night they came for the prayer, but Allah's Apostle delayed and did not come out to them. So they raised their voices and knocked the door with small stones (to draw his attention). He came out to them in a state of ANGER, saying, "You are still insisting (on your deed, i.e. Tarawih prayer in the mosque) that I thought that this prayer (Tarawih) might become obligatory on you. So you people, offer this prayer at your homes, for the best prayer of a person is the one which he offers at home, except the compulsory (congregational) prayer." PROPHET (SAWW) SAID TO OFFER NON-COMPULSORY PRAYERS AT HOME Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 92, Number 393: Narrated Zaid bin Thabit: The Prophet took a room made of date palm leaves mats in the mosque. Allah's Apostle prayed in it for a few nights till the people gathered (to pray the night prayer (Tarawih) (behind him.) Then on the 4th night the people did not hear his voice and they thought he had slept, so some of them started humming in order that he might come out. The Prophet then said, "You continued doing what I saw you doing till I was afraid that this (Tarawih prayer) might be enjoined on you, and if it were enjoined on you, you would not continue performing it. Therefore, O people! Perform your prayers at your homes, for the best prayer of a person is what is performed at his home except the compulsory congregational prayer." PEOPLE USED TO PRAY INDIVIDUALLY (NOT LIKE IN TARAWIH) DURING PROPHET’s (SAWW) TIME Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 32, Number 229: Narrated 'Urwa: That he was informed by 'Aisha, "Allah's Apostle went out in the middle of the night and prayed in the mosque and some men prayed behind him. In the morning, the people spoke about it and then a large number of them gathered and prayed behind him (on the second night). In the next morning the people again talked about it and on the third night the mosque was full with a large number of people. Allah's Apostle came out and the people prayed behind him. On the fourth night the Mosque was overwhelmed with people and could not accommodate them, but the Prophet came out (only) for the morning prayer. When the morning prayer was finished he recited Tashah-hud and (addressing the people) said, "Amma ba'du, your presence was not hidden from me but I was afraid lest the night prayer (Qiyam) should be enjoined on you and you might not be able to carry it on." So, Allah's Apostle died and the situation remained like that (i.e. people prayed individually). " KHALIFA UMAR STARTED THIS BID’A OF TARAWIH Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 32, Number 227: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever prayed at night the whole month of Ramadan out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven." Ibn Shihab (a sub-narrator) said, "Allah's Apostle died and the people continued observing that (i.e. Nawafil offered individually, not in congregation), and it remained as it was during the Caliphate of Abu Bakr and in the early days of 'Umar's Caliphate." 'Abdur Rahman bin 'Abdul Qari said, "I went out in the company of 'Umar bin Al-Khattab one night in Ramadan to the mosque and found the people praying in different groups. A man praying alone or a man praying with a little group behind him. So, 'Umar said, 'In my opinion I would better collect these (people) under the leadership of one Qari (Reciter) (i.e. let them pray in congregation!)'. So, he made up his mind to congregate them behind Ubai bin Ka'b. Then on another night I went again in his company and the people were praying behind their reciter. On that, 'Umar remarked, 'What an excellent Bid'a (i.e. innovation in religion) this is; but the prayer which they do not perform, but sleep at its time is better than the one they are offering.' He meant the prayer in the last part of the night. (In those days) people used to pray in the early part of the night." WHAT DID THE PROPHET (SAWW) SAY ABOUT HIS ORDERS Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 92, Number 391: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "Leave me as I leave you) for the people who were before you were ruined because of their questions and their differences over their prophets. So, if I forbid you to do something, then keep away from it. And if I order you to do something, then do of it as much as you can." ========
  9. What is wrong with that? I mean if the majority of people living in that area (Kurds) want a separate state for themselves what is wrong with that? In fact, looking at ethnic and religious differences, after Saddam why on earth did they not divide Iraq into smaller semi-autonomous states (emirates) with a central (federal) government with limited functions, something like United Emirates of Iraq?
  10. The Arab and Iranian scholars are surrounded by Indian and Pakistani students. Grand Ayatullah Bashir Najafi is himself a Pakistani. It is unlikely that they are unaware of their practices.
  11. Lets face it....... Iraqs army is very week. And air force almost non existent. Many of them just deserted instead of fighting. So now what you are left with is the left over army, Shia militias and volunteers. It will take them some time to organize, train and equip. Unless there is foreign intervention or a miracle, it will not be easy to take territory back from ISIS without air support. It would be a great achievement if they prevent the capital Baghdad from falling and defend the Holy Sites.
  12. Maulana Muhammad Hussain Najafi (Maulana Dhaku) is an educated but controversial scholar from Pakistan due to his fatwas. His following is very limited. Most Pakistani Shia follow well known scholars of Iraq and Iran.
  13. It will take some time for the volunteer militia to organize, train and equip.
  14. Can you tell me regarding the hadith if they are:- -right or wrong, -true or false, -repealing or repealed, -general or particular. -definite or indefinite -exact or surmised Is the narrator:- -a lying hypocrite or not -pious or a sinner -attached to the rulers (of misguidance) receiving wealth from them or not -after this world or not -mistaken or not -ignorant or knowledgeable -able to memorize or not -truthful or not -could he understand the meaning, real intention and reason of a saying or not ------------------------------------ Someone asked Amir al-Mu'minin Imam Ali (as) about concocted hadith and contradictory sayings of the Prophet current among the people, whereupon he said: "Certainly what is current among the people is both right and wrong, true and false, repealing and repealed, general and particular, definite and indefinite, exact and surmised. Even during the Prophet's days false sayings had been attributed to him, so much so that he had to say during his sermon that, "Whoever attributes falsehoods to me makes his abode in Hell." Those who relate traditions are of four categories, no more. First: The lying hypocrites The hypocrite is a person who makes a show of faith and adopts the appearance of a Muslim; he does not hesitate in sinning nor does he keep aloof from vice; he wilfully attributes false things against the Messenger of Allah - may Allah bless him and his descendants. If people knew that he was a hypocrite and a liar, they would not accept anything from him and would not confirm what he says. Rather they say that he is the companion of the Prophet, has met him, heard (his sayings) from him and acquired (knowledge) from him. They therefore accept what he says. Allah too had warned you well about the hypocrites and described them fully to you. They have continued after the Holy Prophet. They gained positions with the leaders of misguidance and callers towards Hell through falsehoods and slanderings. So, they put them in high posts and made them officers over the heads of the people, and amassed wealth through them. People are always with the rulers and after this world, except those to whom Allah affords protection. This is the first of the four categories. Second: Those, who are mistaken Then there is the individual who heard (a saying) from the Holy Prophet but did not memorise it as it was, but surmised it. He does not lie wilfully. Now, he carries the saying with him and relates it, acts upon it and claims that: "I heard it from the Messenger of Allah." If the Muslims come to know that he has committed a mistake in it, they will not accept it from him, and if he himself knows that he is on the wrong he will give it up. Third: Those who are ignorant The third man is he who heard the Prophet ordering to do a thing and later the Prophet refrained the people from doing it, but this man did not know it, or he heard the Prophet refraining people from a thing and later he allowed it, but this man did not know it. In this way he retained in his mind what had been repealed, and did not retain the repealing tradition. If he knew that it had been repealed he would reject it, or if the Muslims knew, when they heard it from him, that it had been repealed they would reject it. Fourth: Those who memorise truthfully The last, namely the fourth man, is he who does not speak a lie against Allah or against His Prophet. He hates falsehood out of fear for Allah and respect for the Messenger of Allah, and does not commit mistakes, but retains (in his mind) exactly what he heard (from the Prophet), and he relates it as he heard it without adding anything or omitting anything. He heard the repealing tradition, he retained it and acted upon it, and he heard the repealed tradition and rejected it. He also understands the particular and the general, and he knows the definite and indefinite, and gives everything its due position. The sayings of the Prophet used to be of two types. One was particular and the other common. Sometimes a man would hear him but he would not know what Allah, the Glorified, meant by it or what the Messenger of Allah meant by it. In this way the listener carries it and memorises it without knowing its meaning and its real intention, or what was its reason. Among the companions of the Messenger of Allah all were not in the habit of putting him questions and ask him the meanings, indeed they always wished that some Bedouin or stranger might come and ask him (peace be upon him) so that they would also listen. Whenever any such thing came before me, I asked him about its meaning and preserved it. Imam Ali (AS) said: These are the reasons and grounds of differences among the people in their traditions." (Sermon 210, Nehjul Balagah)
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