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  1. no tricks. If you want to discuss sahaba, discuss sahaba. Don't start with a reference to a thread from 2015 that does not even mention the reason for an ex-Muslim leaving the faith and assume it is because of sahaba. You will find we can discuss sahaba openly without any 'reason' to bring it up. Tejani???? Quite famous.
  2. Can you please identify the thread and forum? It could be misinformation and nothing more. But I get the feeling that you really want to discuss the sahaba issue and this ex-Muslim moderator issue is just a ruse.
  3. Brother - sound does not travel in a vacuum
  4. Actually, if we think about it, the Big Bang is a myth because sound doesnt travel in space so it could have been a big light but there wouldn't have been a " bang".
  5. It starts wit the denial of the AhlulBayt and their status. It ends with rejecting the Quran and Allah. Even the Prophet and AhlBayt couldn't convince everyone.
  6. Still Desi isn't it??? It's celebrated as a Spring Festival. If we can celebrate Nawroz, why not Basant? That's the complex I am talking about. A Desi kite festival!!! Must be bad!!! There is a dark side I sense in this one. Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering...
  7. The one place where skin color and culture is truly irrelevant is Karbala during Arbaeen. Millions upon millions in place chanting "Labaik Ya Hussain" in one voice....even those who consider" Ya Ali Madad" to be bidah.
  8. [Shakir 2:228] And the divorced women should keep themselves in waiting for three courses; and it is not lawful for them that they should conceal what Allah has created in their wombs, if they believe in Allah and the last day; and their husbands have a better right to take them back in the meanwhile if they wish for reconciliation; and they have rights similar to those against them in a just manner, and the men are a degree above them, and Allah is Mighty, Wise.[Pooya/Ali Commentary 2:228] Quru means menstrual period. The divorced woman is required to keep herself in waiting for three menstrual periods, during which the husband has to support and care for her. In the course of these three months, if it is found out that she is pregnant, then the parental propriety of the offspring is established. Above all, the door of reconciliation remains open. If there is real love between them, the husband can take the wife back before the expiry of iddat (prescribed period of waiting). Such a practical arrangement is not available in any religion except Islam. The legal rights given to women by Islam brought a revolutionary change in human society for the first time. So far woman was a wicked creature, the agent of the devil, and therefore was treated like a chattel, occupying the lowest position in the family and community. Islam gave women an honourable status, similar to men. It was a dynamic change, unknown to history, because it was never even considered, in pre-lslamic period, that women could have rights over men. "But the men are a degree above women" refers to the natural differences which separate men from women. Allah is all-wise, therefore, particularly in the case of divorce, man can initiate the course of divorce, but a woman cannot. She, no doubt, can go to a qadi to obtain separation on the ground of unbearable maltreatment and demand dissolution of marriage by surrendering her right to mahar (dowry). This provision is reasonable because it prevents women from obtaining separation on flimsy grounds. Islam gives women the right of choosing her life-partner. No one can compel her to accept any man as her husband. The matter lies entirely on her independent judgement. So she does not have the right to take the initiative for annulment of wedlock. Yet she has a recourse. She can go to a mujtahid or hakim sharah and obtain separation and then marry again whomsoever she likes.
  9. Sure there is an element of that but then those elements exist in arabian and iranian cultures too. Anyone who has walked from Najaf to Karbala can probably attest to this - there are more than 1 depictions of the tragedy of Karbala wiht figurines and fake blood including a headless body that squirts blood intermittently. I just smiled at the people there and moved on. No judgement from me. All people have built-in racial stereotypes as wrong as it is. Bro - next you will say its not milk unless you've milked the cow yourself. hahaha there are basant festivals all across the US now. Still waiting for constructive criticism brother.
  10. Lassi is a staple in our house during ramazan. My dad does not eat paratha or even eggs unless its fried in ghee.
  11. This goes back to the inferiority complex we have about our identity. Part of our culture has become to appease everyone. But guess what, Hindu nationalists - crying about the loss of their language and culture. France - talking about the loss of their language and culture. Japan - crying about McDonalds taking over as the food of choice. As the world becomes more and more global, all cultures are merging into a Hodge-podge, hybrid culture and by and large Hollywood is winning out. But even in America, we see the rise of Trump as a direct result of American nationalism and the feeling that 'American' is being lost to 'Globalican". Sorry to say but nothing you have posted above constitutes as constructive least per my definition.
  12. I agree with you. I am just saying that the Big Bang is itself just a theory so a Creator dying through his creation is mere conjecture and nothing more.
  13. Isnt the Big Bang also a hypothesis. In science, unless something is proven to be true 100%, it is cnosidered theory and not law. So you have woven a hypothesis into another hypothesis. Hypothetically, what if there was no Big Bang. Then the Creator would be alive, correct? Creator takes care of our birth and death. Rest is up to us.