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  1. That is true, and I also assume that Umar had some control over the people as they were scared of him and even in the series, he was shown to threaten anyone that goes against Abu Bakr by saying that he would slay them. It seems as though the truth becomes more visible, the more it is hidden.
  2. Thank you, will look into it.
  3. Yes, that is true, but that doesn't mean that the rest of the mass does not bring anything about ghader. When choosing Abu Bakr, why did not anyone raise their voice, did EVERYONE believe in their tricks?
  4. Salaam all, I have been watching the Umar series just to allow free thought and invite open-mindedness and to understand the roots of Islam and shism better. I just had a question: The prophet passed away, not long after the event of ghadeer whereby he proclaimed Imam Ali (a.s) as a successor. Upon the tragic death of the prophet, the "muslims" decided to take control of the ummah (as though it was their responsibility and not Allah's command). They treated Islam as a country, rather than a divine message, allowing to 'elect' leaders themselves, whereas, Islam has always been a religion propagated by DIVINELY CHOSEN individuals, not those chosen by ordinary fallibles. So my question is, how come, upon 'electing' the next successor, not one individual spoke about ghadeer, how can such a vast majority of muslims simply 'forget' about such an important event. I mean, not all of them would have been power hungry, at least someone should have remembered it.. Since so many people had forgotten about such an event, and so quickly, what does that say about ghadeer itself, it happened, for sure, but how would one justify it through this lens? Wassalam
  5. According to Ayatollah Sistani, you cannot omit salah in any case and praying whilst travelling is permissible. Refer to the following exceprt from sistani.org: "The mujtahids say that salat cannot be skipped under any circumstances. It means that it is not to be omitted whether one is travelling or at home; even if the time is running out, it is obligatory upon the Muslim, for example a traveller, to say his salat in a plane, ship, car, or a train whether stationary or moving; it could be performed any where: in the waiting room, in a public park, on the side of a road, or at the work-place, etc. When it is not possible for the traveller to say the salat in a plane or a car or a train in a standing position, he should say it while he is seated.If it is not possible for him to find the direction of the qiblah, he should face the direction that he most probably thinks to be the qiblah; if he is unable to prefer one direction to the other, he should pray in whatever direction he is facing. If it is not possible to face the qiblah except for takbiratul ihram (the opening "Allahu akbar"), he should at the least say the takbir facing the direction of qiblah. "
  6. Check this link: sistani.org But for khums to be obligatory there are different fatwa. Some marja' like Ayt. khmamenei says: one has to started working and he has to pay khums if anything remained unconsumed you have to pay khum. That shows his fatwa is: Khums is only wajib if one works for it. So if one hasn't started working he's not obliged to pay khums. But others like Ayt. Sistani says: if one acquires money without having worked for it he has to pay khums for it. This cleared up so many doubts and confusions. Jazakallah
  7. Doesn't the money have to go to the mujtahids?
  8. Salaam, Maarifah really means true knowledge of Allah, and if one does not have true knowledge of Allah, then how does one sincerely worship?If we merely exist to worship God, then what would be our purpose if we did not have the true knowledge of Him? Thus, it does manifest in your actions. Imam Baqir (a.s) said: maarifat has 7 stages: 1. acceptance of touheed 2. identification of Maani(meanings) 3. knowing the doors 4. identifying the people 5. knowing the pillars 6. having maarifat of naqeebs 7. having maarifat of najeebs who are having pure heart and lineage Hope that helped
  9. One cannot imagine Allah. Imagining Him is impossible as our intellects are so limited to grasp the true perception of Him. So whatever we imagine about Him especially His appearance, is not the true appearance of Him. No matter how hard we try to imagine or to describe Him, we cannot because our minds are not able to. They were not made for such a function. How can we imagine Him otherwise when we are so powerless.
  10. Salaam, I have some questions on khums and zakaat. 1. Do I need to pay khums and/or zakaat for I am baligh and NOT working? 2. What's the main difference between the two? 3. How do I pay? 4. I have heard from someone that I have to pay khums I the things that I have not used for a year, is that true? and how would I pay it if I do not earn money?
  11. It is said that the 313 have to be of a strong faith and they should be knowledgable and intellectual. They need to thoroughly beleive and distinguish the truth from the false. They have to be fearful of The Almighty and need to be pious. If we try, we can be a part of it too, don't simply think "you cant do it" because that is the biggest mistake we are making.
  12. Wassalam You can recite it at any time but it is known that Fajr time and Maghrib time are the best times to recite duas and surahs.