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  1. 1. Ur typical boyfriend girlfriend relationship here in the west is nothing like marriage. 2. Adolescence continues in the brain until the age of 25. Apart from that, a person should have had adult-life experiences for a while. You are legally considered an adult at the age of 18, in some countries you can't even buy smokes until 21. How much adult experience can you have when you're 21, 22, 23 or 24? Not enough, I would say. 20s are the ages you start to have adult responsibilities like a career, taxes and a bunch of other legal work. Marriage is a big responsibility in itself, adding that to your new responsibilities could easily be too much to handle and adapt to. Marriage is not just becoming a family with the person you love (or in this case got forced to "love"). It's also a possible expensive wedding and buying a bunch of stuff for the house, family visits with people she doesn't know, possibly hanging out with some people you dislike because they are friends with your spouse or his/her family, calling the same house "my home" with your spouse which can make you feel trapped when something goes wrong. These can be troubling at any age, of course, but in your teens and early 20's it will be harder for you to deal with. Maturity and wisdom comes with experience and age is a part of that experience. 3. I concur, many men, as she stated above, won't think twice in regards to temporary marriage in exchange for that sweet bald eagle. Heck, I even know a family member who's done it.
  2. Not sure how I come off on Shiachat, I do rant quite a bit on here, but the vast majority (98%) of my instructors, professors, and employers; past, present and most likely future, have made it quite clear that they think I'm prideful and arrogant. Im starting to think it was a self defense mechanism that stemmed from something when I was a child, and it just stuck and progressed with time. Family hasn't shied away from these assertions either. Whenever I hear it im just like, Edit: I just took pride in this post ^ ) :
  3. Forgive me in advance, but what does a Lamborghini have to do with an islamic forum?
  4. The beast of the earth (Dab'bat al-Ard) is the holy land, not some animal, no? One should always reflect over verses from the holy book and hadiths, they are sometimes meant to be symbolic and metaphorical. How did we come tot he conclusion of an actual "beast"?
  5. Ultimately, me and you can come to an agreement. There is Indeed, no guarantee or promise that exists in which every Muslim will go directly to paradise after death or that every non-Muslim is automatically hell-bound. BUT, Islam is the only ancient religion that does not monopolize salvation exclusively to its adherents. Instead, Islam teaches that non-Muslims can and shall attain paradise. The Qur’an declares in 2:62, “Surely, the Believers, and the Jews, and the Christians and the Sabians — whichever party from among these truly believes in Allah and the Last Day and does good deeds — shall have their reward with their Lord, and no fear shall come upon them, nor shall they grieve.” lastly, although I don't fully understand it, I've heard the opinion that even some atheists would be forgiven, assuming that they were indeed looking for the truth, but never came across it.
  6. He promised divine justice, you are correct, but in what form? We are all sentient creatures, so define an evil one. Qasim Rashid puts it well. The Qur’an specifically compares and gives context to what God means by “forever” in the context of heaven and hell with side-by-side verses. Regarding hell in Qur’an 11:107-108, God says, “As for those who will prove unfortunate, they shall be in the Fire . . . . abiding therein so long as the heavens and the earth endure, excepting what thy Lord may will.” The following verse about heaven uses the same language, with one distinction: “But as for those who will prove fortunate, they shall be in Heaven; abiding therein so long as the heavens and the earth endure, excepting what thy Lord may will — a gift that shall not be cut off.” In a direct comparison, the Qur’an clarifies that heaven is “a gift which shall never be cut off,” while eternity is not at all mentioned regarding hell. Qur’an 11:108 says hell’s inmates will come out when God pleases — God’s mercy descends and encompasses his punishment.
  7. Mannnnnnn, Enough with this magic garbage.
  8. I have also heard of the concept, thanks for the link bro, ill hit you right back with one. This is a great book that really knocked down the concept for me, its in PDF to, so you can just click and read. http://islamicmobility.com/pdf/JOURNEY OF THE UNSEEN WORLD Rooh Ka Safar.pdf
  9. “those who associate partners with God . . . Fire will be their resort” to mean eternal hell misses the common-sense approach. This phrase is no different than “those who are patients . . . the hospital will be their resort.” A patient remains in the hospital until he is healed, and then leaves. Hell will serve as a reformatory stage from which they will eventually exit with God’s mercy and grace. But a solid believer is a whole different story. I could be totally wrong, but we should question everything in order to understand correctly, right?
  10. And the convo goes Quote; “Is God merciful, compassionate, and just?” “Yes, absolutely,” he replied. “Is hell eternal?” “Yes, absolutely,” he replied again. “So, a merciful, compassionate, and just God would send a finite creature with finite knowledge of sins to infinite damnation and hellfire? Does that make sense to you?” Qur’an 7:156: “‘I will inflict My punishment on whom I will; but My mercy encompasses all things.” How can hell last eternally or a believer be sent to hell even for a short time if God’s mercy encompasses “all things?” I hope we all make it. <3
  11. Again, even that sounds horrific. A hundred thousand years man? I haven't verified it, but ive heard the Hadith in which our prophet reportedly said those who say the testimony of faith are forgiven. In this life alone, we are constantly being forgiven, are we not? When someone goes through sickness, depression, trials, sins are being stripped.
  12. Really? I don't know, I try to hold the belief that we will all go to heaven, eventually, even if casted to hell. One should always remember that god chose to call himself the most merciful and the most forgiving before anything else. Hell is an awful place made for awful people. Sure we can hope, as we should, but the belief that only a select few will make it in the end just seems like it doesn't fall in line with the love and merciful view embodied in islam. I had no idea, but thanks for doing so! The more opinions the better! The question is, will we know? For instance, I've heard the theory that at one point, we were all just a bunch of souls gathered together before god. Before this life and our creation, the only thing we knew was god, thats it, and when finding out about our creation, we were freaking out (lots of error in that theory, take it with a grain of salt). But do we remember it? I sure don't, so will the same go for the after life? Apparently, very select few may have some remeberence of this, and although highly unlikely, I've also heard the opinion that some may encounter another human and may feel like they've known or seen them, when in actuality, they knew them in our Past life (when we were just souls).
  13. Peace be upon you all This past ramadan I've been having discussions back and forth with a number of people in regards to the soul, life, religion, and our end destination. Although some things were clarified, one of my questions kept going unanswered. In fact, people strayed away from it hitting me with a bunch of remedial evasions, which upset me. On top of this, my philosophy professor gave a lecture last week thats been driving me MAD. Ive been contemplating life and religion for the past week and I need some shiachat rectification! So then, life's question: 1. Is our end destination, afterlife, Jannah, hellfire, whatever you'd like to call it, Physical or spiritual. Maybe the verses in holy books regarding an afterlife are meant to be interpreted in a symbolic way? Theres also the theory of a mix, that the hereafter is physical and spiritual, but that the body with which one is resurrected is not exactly the one that he has in this life, rather, it is like a shadow or an abstract of it. It will be perceived by any one as the same body, but it does not have the same physical and chemical mechanisms it had in this world. The premise of my professors lecture was the process of teleportation, but I compared it to the process of resurrection and an afterlife, as for all these years I thought this is how it works. In basic terms, his theory was in regards to a teleportation machine. Something you could just walk into (death) and have it zap you someplace else (afterlife). Consider how this might work. You walk into the machine (you die), and it scans your body and records every last bit of detail, both physical and mental (angles). The machine then destroys your body and sends that information to the other machine (wherever you were wanting to travel to, in this case Heaven or hell). This other machine then creates, out of new matter, a body that is physically indistinguishable from your original body and places all the mental content of your mind into it. This is all done instantaneously. The person that walks out of the other end of that machine would think he/she is you. He/she would have a body that is physically indistinguishable from your body, he/she would have all your memories, thoughts, beliefs, opinions, desires, and all other mental content (after some spiritual cleansing of course). Is this not how life after death works? 2. The soul Imagine we could do a brain transplant. Suppose you have cancer throughout your body but your brain is fine. What if we were able to remove your healthy brain from your cancer filled body and put it into a new healthy body? Supposing that all your mental content would remain intact, would the person who wakes up after the transplant be you--just in a new body? This poses the question of, what is the soul, its location, ext. If it can transfer worlds bodies, can the same be said for bodies in the after life? I need some of the best shiachatters on this one @hasanhh @Qa'im @notme @Hameedeh
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  15. Im kinda derailing the thread and going off topic, but why is everything in Arabic? Our prayers, supplications, greetings, ext.? From my understanding, this was the language in use during the time of revelation, but does it end there? For example, I speak arabic pretty fluently, but even so, I feel more connected if recitation of prayer, or Quran, or greetings is done in English. If done in arabic, I'm automatically translating the words to English and it causes a mess in my head. Islam is the final revelation to all mankind, and not just arabs, right? Can prayers, supplications, and so on be done in there native tongue? Does it make a difference?