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  1. I asked for permission to re-upload but haven't received a reply, so I've put them up anyway (I'm sure they won't mind).
  2. As-salamu alaikum, Nice one, brother! Does this mean we can upload them if we have any? I saved quite a few I really liked in case this would happen.
  3. Thoughts 2017

    InshaAllah he comes back some time then. Invaluable member to the intellectual wellbeing of this site.
  4. Thoughts 2017

    Anyone know why bro Jebreil suddenly deregistered?
  5. Wa alaikum assalam, Dua Simaat is the greatest we have for protection and bringing about the downfall of the enemies of Ahlulbayt (as). https://www.duas.org/simaat.htm
  6. Thoughts 2017

    And some of these dubs are hilarious. Just watch Death Note in French.
  7. Book recommendations

    Wa alaikum assalam, As for 4, and if you want it to be Karbala-specific, then there's Sheikh al-Gharawi's revised edition of Abu Mikhnaf's account on Karbala (in English), and Ayatollah Muhammad-Sadiq Najmi's From Medina to Karbala In the Words of Imam Al-Hussain, which is a comprehensive compilation of the Imam's (as) speeches, letters etc. The English translations of these discourses are accompanied by the Arabic original and supplemented with full references. If you want more of a biographical account then I only know of The Life of Imam Hussain (a): Research and Analysis by Allama Sharif al-Qarashi. The problem with this is that most of the book is dominated political discussions regarding the rules of different caliphs; at times not much is said about the Imam (as) himself. It also lacks references in many places. (I personally wouldn't recommend it to a western professor but that's your choice).
  8. Ammar Nakshawani on sex slaves

    As-salamu alaykum, I think you may be underestimating the purview of this issue. Since, as Johnathan Brown in his article highlights, slavery is something that essentially transcends time and space and how we define this universal phenomenon is contingent upon our contemporary notions of freedom, the finer details can sometimes lead to discussions on legality as well as ethics and morality. For instance, if we are to regard slavery as inherently immoral for all times and places, how can we consider the Prophet (s) the manifestation of the Qur’an par excellence? Such a discussion would necessarily have to take place within the realm of philosophy. As Sayed Ammar mentions in his lecture, slavery was an institution endorsed, not constitutionalised. It was a phenomenon so prevalent before the Prophet (s) that he saw no need to eradicate it, and any attempts to do so would have been futile anyway. It was more feasible to establish ethical guidelines to deal with slaves (see Tafsir Al-Mizan vol 12: 178-9 for examples). In any case, I think more interesting is the question that if abolition wasn’t Islam’s aim, why is slave manumission made the compensation for missing a fast, to take one example? And if abolition was never encouraged, is there ever an instance where taking in slaves was explicitly encouraged? If there wasn't it would seem as if emancipation was a practice without a long-term goal. Perhaps the Prophet (s), though it seems unlikely, thought that if emancipation occurred regularly, ‘slavery could continue to exist without being a trans-generational status, and would eventually die out’. Similar to Jebreil's point is the one made briefly in this paper (@King you may find it useful as a critical response to Brown's paper), where slavery is looked at in relation to the cosmological divine-human relationship between us and Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى, that we are all slaves in relation to our Lord and so our status as a slave or freeman in this transient world is of little importance.
  9. #10 Battle Poll

    As-salamu alaykum, Karbala. Why? Because of these words: "Hal min nasirin yansurna!".
  10. Uncle watches porn....

    Yes! This is pretty much a surefire method once you've ditched your password. I installed k9 as a few months after I got my computer in order to block inappropriate ads and popups; it's an incredibly efficacious software that blocks anything remotely pornographic. I think everyone should download it.
  11. Shiachat Memes! [OFFICIAL THREAD]

  12. Richard

    I'm from Birmingham. Try contacting these mosques if you haven't already: KSIMC of Birmingham - Clifton Road - B12 8S6 - Balsall Heath (http://www.ksmnet.org/) Hussainia Mosque - Regent Park Road - B10 0QP - Small Heath (http://hussainia.org.uk/)
  13. CNN Threaten Reddit User

    Given that the user in question talked blatantly about stabbing Muslims, I say let him be hunted. https://uk.news.yahoo.com/man-created-trump-vs-cnn-video-wrote-stabbing-muslims-reddit-093244257.html
  14. New article on apostasy worth sharing. https://yaqeeninstitute.org/en/jonathan-brown/apostasy/
  15. [LECTURES] Ramadan 2017/1438

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