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  1. As one person put it - we aren't Gods pets! God didnt make us so that he could look after us like some pet owner looks after their pet kitten. He made us to give us the opportunity to become great beings. God through his mercy and kindness created us and given us the opportunity to grow spiritually and morally, and that is the purpose of being here on Earth. Pain and suffering are opportunities for us to grow and become better people. When we get sick, its an opportunity to be patient and turn to God, and when others (including children) get sick, its an opportunity to show compassion, mercy, and also to be patient in a different way. God wants us to grow and become greater beings, and disease, pain and suffering give us opportunities to do that. It's up to us to seize these opportunities, and to react to them in the right way. These means that suffering is justified without it being necessary for it to be our fault. What about kids who are too young to be able to benefit from these trials? Or animals? Firstly, these are tests and opportunities for other people e.g parents, siblings, with wider community. And secondly, God will compensate them for their suffering to the extent that they would wish they suffered a thousand times more during their life on Earth. This includes animals. Anyway, it quite clear that Stephen Fry has so much hatred in his heart towards religion that he is incapable of thinking through these questions rationally. Emotion is clouding his judgement. May God guide him.
  2. Ali Hadi look up Alfred Mele
  3. https://www.launchgood.com/project/muslims_united_for_london#/
  4. @Ibn al-Hussain has a blog about this : http://www.iqraonline.net/category/qum-hawzah-student-life/
  5. If you're referring to the Libet experiments that have been claimed to show that we don't have free will, you should take a look at this:
  6. I have decided to carry on here :http://arabicgrammarnotes.blogspot.co.uk/ rather than spam shiachat with dozens of posts. I do plan to still post here, either particularly interesting learning points, or applying the rules to specific verses of the Quran.
  7. Characteristics of the اسم (Noun) Ibn Hisham says: فاما الاسم فيعرف: بال كالرجل, والتنوين كرجلٍ , وبالحديث عنه كتاء ضربتُ The Ism is known by one of three characteristics: By being proceeded by ال, by التنون (nunnation), and by being talked about. The first of these is a characteristic at the beginning of the Ism, the second is at the end, and the third is one of meaning. It suffices for a word to have one of these for it to be a noun. Ibn Hisham then goes on to categorise nouns as either معرب (declinable) or مبني (indeclinable). The Mu'rab is that which has an ending that changes because of various different operators acting upon it. The Mabni is that which does not change but is fixed. Most nouns in Arabic are Mu'rab. Ibn Hisham therefore proceeds to discuss those that are Mabni. The Mabni nouns can be put into four categories as follows: المبني على الكسر He further subdivides this section into those words regarding which there is agreement, and those that are contentious. There is no disagreement amongst Grammarians that هؤلاءِ is Mabni 'AlalKasr. But there is disagreement regarding others, including أمسِ and حذامِ المبني على الفتح احدَ عشرَ and its sisters fall into this category, excluding اثنا عشر المبني على الضم The examples he gives here are the six directions: وراء امام فوق تحت يمين شمال and also قبل , بعد, اول , دون. He discusses قبل and بعد specifically in detail, and here is gets more complicated. These words are mu'rab in 3 cases, and mabni in 1. They are mabni if the مضاف اليه is deleted, but the meaning is intended, for example in Surah Aroom v4. As far as I can tell, what applies to قبل and بعد above also applies to the six directions. المبني على السكون He gives the examples of كمْ (How many?) and مَنْ (Who?).
  8. So recently I have decided to delve into Arabic Grammar, primarily using Ibn Hisham's (d1360 AD) famous text, شرح قطر الندى وبل الصدى Sharh Qatr AlNada Wabl AlSada. This text is used throughout the Arabic and Islamic world, including in Hawzas in the Muqadamat stage of studies, and in Sunni Madrasas. The text focuses on Nahw (Arabic Syntax) which is concerned with the different cases of words, and how the ending of the word changes depending on the case. This contrasts with Sarf (Arabic morphology) which is concerned with the different forms of words in the Arabic language. As the title of the blog suggests, this will be my notepad, and so there will generally be little explanation, and probably little translation of the Arabic text. This means that in order to follow you will have to know Arabic to a decent level. Why bother? I generally don't like taking notes - it's tedious and time-consuming. But in the certain subjects it is a must, and Nahw is one of them. The point of this blog is to keep me motivated to continue. We will see how long that lasts! I welcome any corrections or suggestions. *** Ibn Hisham begins his book by defining the كلمة Kalima, which is the building block of the Arabic language: الكلمة قول مفرد The Kalima is a singular utterance. This is its technical meaning in Nahw, although in language it can refer to complete sentences (eg Mu'minoon v100) Examples he gives are رجل (man), فرس (horse). The Kalima is divided into 3: اسم Noun فعل Verb حرف Particle
  9. A mod kindly pointed out that the OP link isnt valid any more. http://www.cc.com/video-clips/ju44t3/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-dalia-mogahed---understanding-american-muslims-and-the-media-s-coverage-of-terrorism ^only viewable in US http://www.loonwatch.com/2016/01/dalia-mogahed-on-the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah/
  10. Imam Ali whom you want to follow read more than half the Quran.
  11. Avoiding pornography (for example) should always be a goal, but how we try to reach that goal will vary from one time to another. In some times it will be easier than others. When avoiding a sin is easy, then those who commit it are more blameworthy. When it is very hard, then we can be more understanding of the difficulties involved, but we should never be accepting of that sin. (Of course there may be rare and unlikely scenarios when its not a sin to watch pornography, such as if someone had a gun to your head, but realistically that will never happen)
  12. The quality of posters and posts today is far greater than it was 8 years ago, although the amount of content produced has probably reduced.
  13. To be fair to him, that figure is how much he wants to give to the charity he is setting up, but in the video its clear he has given millions of pounds to the area he represents as an MP. He doesnt say how much. Also, $1.5billion is the value of his company, not the amount of cash he has to hand. I think the reason for the documentary is that (on the face of it at least) he is a very successful practicing Shia, who takes his faith seriously and is inspired by the Ahlul Bayt.