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  1. Excuse me? What do you mean by that? Please kindly tell us examples under what situations that someone stronger could justify abuses, torture, violence against weaker ones.
  2. Was Allah all alone before start creating? Allah with complete, permanent, non-changing knowledge of what he is going to create would wait before creating? Time is relative concept of order or sequence, some say. Allah is a creator by nature, so Allah would create. Allah al-awwal actually describing causal relationship instead of time difference? Since Allah will not change, Allah would not start having the will to create at some point of time? Created beings exist after Allah wills it with His power with His words based on His knowledge. 7:54 and 11:7 give impression of time frame during Allah's creating. But Allah is not operating within time frame? Please help me here. Thanks.
  3. Oh no! That is so scary. Thanks @shiaman14 and @hameedeh for letting me know.
  4. There are good and bad people in this world, and even bad people become parents. There are many toxic parents who tells wrong things to children and show bad examples. There are selfish and abusive parents who harm or sacrifice own children for their desires. Since no parents are infallible, we can't not blindly obey our parents to follow wrong orders and destroy ourselves. I hope there are hadith or other sources in shia that provide guidance to unfortunate children of such parents. Does anyone have any?
  5. * Correction! * My stance there was to assume innocence unless proven guilty. But especially with opposite gender.. especially with men,,, it might be right to assume everyone as potentially bad unless proven otherwise. And possibility of you being right is higher at the 2nd stance. It would be so ironic when good sisters are trying to learn Islam and good brothers are kindly offering knowledge on Islam,, and they both end up sinning together.
  6. Indeed. Certain things are hard to imagine without actually been there as she said also.
  7. Terminal cancer patient is usually go under palliative care that is "a medical care that focuses on providing patients with relief from the discomfort, pain, symptoms, physical and mental distress to improve quality of life as the priority rather than cure. It is best to have loved ones, family and friends supporting emotionally the individual going through terminal cancer. I wonder if the individual going through terminal cancer should keep their faith and hope up for miracles and cure, if so, how long? And when should he/she accept death and prepare for it spiritually and emotionally?
  8. Normally, city ordinance in many countries has quiet time after 10 PM. Do they make noise beyond such hour? And how many days or hours the noise persists?
  9. Anyone here from Iran

    The photos shows only a handful photos of normal looking brothers. For more photos of hosts, you have to register and log in. So tell me what are you talking about? I am too lazy to register it to see atm.
  10. Anyone here from Iran

    Of course sisters hosting sisters, brothers hosting brothers. Quran 2:177 says to help travelers. لَّيْسَ الْبِرَّ أَن تُوَلُّوا وُجُوهَكُمْ قِبَلَ الْمَشْرِقِ وَالْمَغْرِبِ وَلَٰكِنَّ الْبِرَّ مَنْ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَالْمَلَائِكَةِ وَالْكِتَابِ وَالنَّبِيِّينَ وَآتَى الْمَالَ عَلَىٰ حُبِّهِ ذَوِي الْقُرْبَىٰ وَالْيَتَامَىٰ وَالْمَسَاكِينَ وَابْنَ السَّبِيلِ وَالسَّائِلِينَ وَفِي الرِّقَابِ وَأَقَامَ الصَّلَاةَ وَآتَى الزَّكَاةَ وَالْمُوفُونَ بِعَهْدِهِمْ إِذَا عَاهَدُوا ۖ وَالصَّابِرِينَ فِي الْبَأْسَاءِ وَالضَّرَّاءِ وَحِينَ الْبَأْسِ ۗ أُولَٰئِكَ الَّذِينَ صَدَقُوا ۖ وَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُتَّقُونَ Righteousness is not that you turn your faces toward the east or the west, but [true] righteousness is [in] one who believes in Allah , the Last Day, the angels, the Book, and the prophets and gives wealth, in spite of love for it, to relatives, orphans, the needy, the traveler, those who ask [for help], and for freeing slaves; [and who] establishes prayer and gives zakah; [those who] fulfill their promise when they promise; and [those who] are patient in poverty and hardship and during battle. Those are the ones who have been true, and it is those who are the righteous. Good Samaritans would get scared to be kind to each other by fear of such accusations. So lets not slander those Iranian brothers and sisters without proofs.
  11. Anyone here from Iran

    Actually, there are 34732 people in Tehran, both male and female in Iran that hosting travelers their couch/sofa right now! Thanks to the link provided by Certainclarity above. Iran got almost everything available!
  12. Anyone here from Iran

    Do you mean there is a low cost camp site, cabin, or lodges in parks? I met a girl from Germany couch surfing in Canada. https://www.couchsurfing.com/ That is a system that travelers sleep on someone's sofa for free but I am not sure that is available in Iran. And there are some reports of murder while couch surfing, so beware. Is there bed and breakfast system as seen often in Europe and North America where someone rent out a room to a guest for a fee higher than Youth hostels but lower than hotels in Iran?
  13. Religion comprise of many things such as theology, jurisprudence, etc. Philosophy is a thinking tool to organize thoughts such as Logic, "what is knowledge" in epistemology, and "Is there God?" as part of metaphysics in Philosophy. So you would be very strong in understanding by doing both.
  14. How to become a Shia scholar

    I heard there is an excellent teaching method of Persian language there that people learn enough Persian to attend lectures in 3 to 6 months.
  15. Hearing people backbiting

    There are exceptions to backbiting prohibition. 1. You are being oppressed, abused, or being violated of your rights, you have right to consult with others. (4:148) 2. For purpose of asking fatwah and explaining the situation 3. Someone asking you information before marrying. There were more. But these are what I can remember at moment.