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  1. Are there any Mutah networks?

    Not all men have it the same way. Sometimes it is wajib on a man to get married just so he can stop committing haram, not because he wants to love someone, and in that case it is different. In fact, this may be the case with most males in the West as far as I can tell.
  2. Are there any Mutah networks?

    A woman in mut'ah is not entitled to subsistence according to Sayyed Al-Sistani. Issue 2433: A woman with whom temporary marriage is contracted, is not entitled to subsistence even if she becomes pregnant. https://www.al-islam.org/islamic-laws-ayatullah-ali-al-husayni-al-sistani/marriage-part-ii-ii#mutah-temporary-marriage
  3. Women

    Al-Salamu Alaykum The rulings of the fuqaha have differed historically on this issue. For example, Sayyed Al-Khomeini said looking at a woman's face and hands is not allowed as per obligatory precaution. But anyway, this is what Sayyed Al-Sistani says; 495. It is permissible to look without lust at the women who would not listen, if they were forbidden from exposing themselves [by not observing the hijab]. Therefore, it is permissible to look at the face, the hands, and the feet of the woman as well as those parts of their bodies that they normally expose in public but not those parts that some of them, against their own custom, would expose publicly. This is with the condition that the look is not combined with carnal appetite and the onlooker should not fear the temptation of getting into a situation whereby they may commit the haram. https://www.al-islam.org/a-code-of-practice-for-muslims-in-the-west-ayatullah-sistani/youths-issues
  4. most challenging questions in your mind?

    Most if not all of then can be answered.
  5. Sayed Kamal and gender identity

    I'm sorry, but I'm not going to be apologetic to someone who has been rejecting clear principles of our madhab. Let me give you some examples - - permissibility of worship in accordance with any Islamic "madhab". - Imamah is a "political issue", not part of Usool Al-Deen - liberal Fiqhi opinions across the board - claims our ulama are takfiri, and says it in a negative manner and much more.
  6. Hadith collecting is not as late as you believe it to be; http://www.islamic-awareness.org/Hadith/hadith.html
  7. Sayed Kamal and gender identity

    What's with the conspiracy thinking? Why is it hard to imagine that someone can simply go astray without external influence, be it money or anything else? It can simply he his own nafs or ego or like you said, hubb al-dunya driving him to such things.
  8. Sayed Kamal and gender identity

    It's not just the topic of gender, it's many other Fiqhi opinions and perhaps aqeeda issues too.
  9. Election season in Iraq

    He didn't get them out because the West told him too, they left because they were in disagreement with some of the policies in his platform.
  10. Imam of our time

    Ahmad b. Idris from Muhammad b. `Abd al-Jabbar from Safwan from al-Fudayl from al-Harith b. al-Mughira. He said: I said to Abu `Abdillah عليه السلام: The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وآله said: Whoever dies without recognizing his Imam dies the death of jahiliyya. He said: Yes [this is correct]. I said: Is it a jahiliyya of the ignorant, or a jahiliyya of one who does not recognize his Imam? He said: A jahiliyya of disbelief, hypocrisy, and error. (al-Kafi, Volume 1, hadith 970) (sahih) (صحيح) http://www.imamiyya.com/hadith/usul-kafi/book-4/chapter-87
  11. Iraq is set for the 2018 parliamentary elections. This is expected to heat up as already there have been shifting alliance and changes of opinion and it only just started. PM Abadi heads the "Victory Coalition" - which is probably favourite to win. Abadi calls it a cross-sectarian alliance, meaning it looks above sectarianism, it is not a Shi'a alliance. It has also brought in popular politicians like Sayyed Ammar Al-Hakeem, the former leader of the Islamic Supreme Council, and that will gain him a lot of votes for sure. We have the pro-Hashd alliance (Fatah Alliance), which is head by Hadi Al-Amiri the leader of the Badr Organisation, and contains former members of AAH, Kata'ib Hezbollah, and other PMU groups. Apparently the West is not happy with this alliance, as it contains groups it deems terrorists. Recently they were allied with Abadi's "Victory Coalition" - but that alliance lasted for a few days. I wonder what the disagreements were about. I expect this group to create a coalition with the winners of the election if they do run by themselves, as popular as the Hashd is it seems unlikely they'd win by themselves. We have Al-Maliki's, State of the Law coalition. Yes, this guy is back. I expect him to get a lot of seats as well in parliament but I can't see him defeating Abadi without a strong alliance with someone else. Will the pro-Hashd alliance join him? If they do he might win.. maybe. Then we have the Sadrists, who seem to be starting alliances with secular and nationalist and left-wing parties, probably because Al-Sadr feels the other coalitions above are sectarian in nature. For a while it seemed he'd partner with Abadi, and he might do so now after the Hashd split with him, but time will tell. I will speak on the Arab Sunni coalitions later insha Allah. But I invite brother @Ībn Mūneer Āl-Feylī to speak on the Kurdish parties and how they are approaching the election.
  12. Turkey/US clash in Syria?

    An excuse to maintain US presence, control Syrian oil, and build bases in those areas.
  13. Turkey/US clash in Syria?

    The US won't do anything about Afrin. The Turks will take it if they can, and this is so that Erdogan can have a piece of the pie in Syria, because it seems like if Idlib is lost (in his view), then there is nothing left he could do and he will have no say in the future of Syria. Right now the pro-government alliance in Syria is following a policy of disengagement with both Turkey and the US, and will focus primarily on defeating ISIS, and the other rebel groups (militarily or politically). If the pro-government alliance succeeds on this front, it will turns its attention to US-backed forces and Turkish occupied territory, to which we might see more peace negotiations and discussions on Kurdish autonomy. There will not be a bigger war.
  14. Marriage with a christian girl

    The Fiqh term mushrik is not like the theological term. For us Shi'a, even believing Allah can be seen is shirk. Does that mean we consider certain Sunnis as mushrik in the Fiqh sense? No. But they certainly are guilty of it, and will be punished for it in the Afterlife. The kuffar are seperated into two groups (they can then be seperated into subsections) according to many ulama; - Ahlul Kitab (Christians, Jews, Majoos and perhaps certain Saba'ite groups) - Mushriks/other (everyone else) So it does not matter whether a Christian believes in the trinity or not, he is still a kitabi and is guilty of shirk either way anyway. But the rules of being a kitabi applies to him. See Minhaj Al-Saliheen by Al-Sistani for more.
  15. Imam of our time

    It's not dying the death of a jahil (ignorant person), it's dying of jahiliyya, so like the mushrik Arabs. So it is the death of kufr. And this is in sahih hadith.