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  1. What is going on in Saudi Arabia ?

  2. Music and Why It's Haram *please read

    Salam sister @ema, I would like to mention that not listening to music is not extremism. Before I joined Shiachat (maybe around 10 months ago) my faith was shaking and I did listen to music occasionally, I used to think that music is helpful, all that stuff etc. Ever since I stopped it has made my love to Allah much more sincere than before, and I became more social, my prayers felt like true worship, etc. If you haven't read the link already, I suggest you do as it's an amazing read. I will post it here if the link is unavailable. You said that you will take evidence, but you prefer a rational point of view, correct? Here is a point of view from Sayed Mahdi Modaressi. "I received a question from a woman a while ago about Music. I thought it was worth sharing the answer on this blog: Question: Salam, I am addicted to music because listening to music makes me happy and takes my mind off problems in my life. I want to stop listening to music and want to concentrate on my faith and education; I want to spend my time reciting the Quran and reading books instead. What advice would you give me? Answer: Music may make you "happy" and "take your mind off your problems" in the short run. I agree. In fact, if a short term euphoric sensation is what you're looking for, there are many more options including drugs, alcohol, and gambling! People drink bitter spirits and tolerate the nasty acidic burn of alcohol not for the taste (it is, after all, a poison) but for their intoxicating quality in order to distract them from the daily toils and personal problems. In his book "Civilization and its Discontents" Sigmund Freud actually asserts that the best means of subduing unhappiness and the most effective style of human adaptation used to secure pleasure from the world while also trying to avoid or limit suffering, is the consumption of alcohol! Surely as Muslims, indeed as rational human beings, we can't take these options seriously given the devastating side-effects they possess. Music is also a drug. An odorless, colorless, and thanks to the internet, largely free drug which makes you feel good (unless you're a fan of Marylin Manson), and then leaves you with nothing but more depression and a sense of emptiness. As soon as you're out of the concert hall, or you drop that iPod, you go back to the bitter reality that is your life and, because you can't deal with that, you go back to music for comfort and distraction. While you're in your little world consumed by music, Apple celebrates the 10 billionth song downloaded from iTunes at 99 cents a pop. While we feed our addiction, Steve Jobs is laughing all the way to the bank!. So what is the first side effect of this drug; addiction. Because it creates a false euphoria, you keep going back for another fix. It completely takes over your mind and affects your judgment. The British neurologist Oliver Sacks says: "music can involve many different parts of the brain, special parts for the response to pitch, and to frequency, and to timbre, and to rhythm, and to melodic contour, and to harmonic and everything else" thus, completely occuping the brain. That is why you'll notice that those addicted to music will often also refuse Hijab. They easily socialize with people of the opposite sex and may engage in illicit relationships. Picture this: a pious, dignified, veiled Muslim woman jumping up and down with the tunes of a pop music concert while screaming her lungs out singing the lyrics. What's wrong with this picture? It just doesn't happen! You simply cannot mix chastity and piety with music, not even conceptually as you see from this illustration. This is why Islam closes the door shut to the range of possible detrimental pandemics by banning music (with very limited exceptions). The Holy Prophet outlines this part of his mission in the following narration: ‎‫الله عز وجل بعثني رحمة وهدى للعالمين وأمرني أن أمحق المعازف والخمور والأوثان التي كانت تعبد في الجاهلية‬ The Prophet says: "Allah the exalted sent me as a mercy to the worlds and commanded me to obliterate musical instruments as well as intoxicating drinks and idols that were worshiped in the era of ignorance" This Hadeeth suggests that one of the main purposes for the final revelation is the banning of music, following spreading mercy to all of mankind! Notice, also, how the narration collectively refers to the "idols that were worshiped". Could this be a reference to Music? Perhaps so, in the sense that it is, indeed, an idol for the modern era of ignorance as it was a false idol in the ancient era as well. The argument that music also has therapeutic benefits is irrelevant, because much like alcohol, it has been proven that it influences humans both in good and bad ways. However, in our view, the harms outweigh the benefits. Here's where it get a bit technical, but also quite interesting: Studies have shown that music affects the amplitude and frequency of brain waves, which can be measured by an electro-encephalogram. Music also affects breathing rate and electrical resistance of the skin. It has been observed to cause the pupils to dilate, increase blood pressure, and increase the heart rate. Dr. Ballam states: "The human mind shuts down after three or four repetitions of a rhythm, or a melody, or a harmonic progression." (Ballam, Michael. Music and the Mind, pp 1-8.). Furthermore, excessive repetition causes people to release control of their thoughts. Rhythmic repetition is used by people who are trying to push certain ethics in their music. An Australian physician and psychiatrist, Dr. John Diamond, found a direct link between muscle strength/weakness and music. He discovered that all of the muscles in the entire body go weak when subjected to the "stopped anapestic beat" of music from hard rock musicians, including Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, Queen, The Doors, Janis Joplin, Bachman – Turner Overdrive, and The Band. Dr. Diamond found another effect of the anapestic beat. He called it a "switching" of the brain. Dr. Diamond said this switching occurs when the actual symmetry between both of the cerebral hemispheres is destroyed causing alarm in the body along with lessened work performance, learning and behavior problems in children, and a "general malaise in adults." In addition to harmful, irregular beats in rock music, shrill frequencies prove to also be harmful to the body. Bob Larson, a Christian minister and former rock musician, remembers that in the 70′s teens would bring raw eggs to a rock concert and put them on the front of the stage. The eggs would be hard boiled by the music before the end of the concert and could be eaten. Dr. Earl W. Flosdorf and Dr. Leslie A. Chambers showed that proteins in a liquid medium were coagulated when subjected to piercing high-pitched sounds I hope you can be brave enough to close that door shut by making the commitment today that music will no longer be a part of your life and that you will not be enslaved by its lure. Wassalam Written By: Sayed Mahdi Al-Modarresi"
  3. Music and Why It's Haram *please read

    I completely agree with you bro. The thing about Quran is that it's a miracle in which to this day has many treasures in it that are overlooked. I do not follow Ibn Umar ibn al-Khattab, but in a Sunni hadith he shows more adab than most Shiite Muslims today; It was narrated that Naafi‘, the freed slave of Ibn ‘Umar, said: Ibn ‘Umar heard the sound of a flute and he put his fingers in his ears and turned his mount away from the road and said to me: O Naafi‘, can you hear anything? I said: Yes. And he carried on until I said: No. Then he took his fingers out of his ears, brought his mount back to the road and said: I saw the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him and his progeny) when he heard the sound of a flute and did something like this. Narrated by Abu Dawood (4924); classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Tahreem Alaat at-Tarb (p. 116) We don't necessarily need to plug our ears, but if he is telling the truth then music was certainly disliked by the prophet (s)
  4. Salam Alaikum, You know what pains me? When I hear these words from a supposedly believer of Allah, Muhammad wa Ale Muhammad: "I can listen to music that doesn't have love in it other than that it's all fine, or I can listen to music with no words but other than that it's fine! Music helps me relax and focus" The reason music is forbidden is yes it diverts you from Allah and religion, but why? Not only because it has bad lyrics, or makes you dance etc; I know a lot of people don't like reading articles but I'll have to say this is probably one of the most helpful short articles for modern day problems. (Written by respected scholar Sayed Mahdi Al-Modarresi) He describes music as an addictive drug, and all I can tell you is that it's a must read. http://ahlulbayt.tv/blog/music-an-addictive-drug/
  5. Eating the earth of Karbala

    According to scholars, Karbala is heaven on Earth, and some even say it was heaven on Earth before Imam Hussain's (a) martrydom. (Maybe this is because there is a famous opinion that Maryam gave birth to nabi Isa (peace be upon them) at Karbala). So in my opinion eating fruits or plants grown out of this soil you have will be filled with blessings and rizk (sustenance). Also, there is a belief (which I'm not too sure ALL shias follow) that says everything is halal until proven haram. Wahhabis believe the opposite. كُلُّ مَا كَانَ فِيهِ حَلَالٌ وَ حَرَامٌ فَهُوَ لَكَ حَلَالٌ حَتَّى تَعْرِفَ الْحَرَامَ بِعَيْنِهِ فَتَدَعَهُ‏ "Everything in which there is halaal and haraam, it is halaal for you, until you see (proof) that you know it is haraam, then leave it." Source: Al-Kulayni, Al Kafi, vol. 6, pg. 339, hadith #1 (Cant find chain of narrators, but there are similar hadiths to this that are reliable)
  6. Asalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakattu, Was the Prophet (s) really mentioned and prophesied in the books before the quran? Why were the Jews living in Medina in the first place, were they there because the Bible said there would be a prophet emerging from that land? (Medina) In the name of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى, I ask you to watch this video. It can also really help you when debating non-Muslims.
  7. Why i Reverted

    اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ عَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ O Allah, send your blessings upon Muhammad (s) and on the family of Muhammad (s)
  8. Quds Fury ? Don't be Angry!

    Salam, can you please provide a translation to what he is saying in English? Thanks.
  9. Are Ahlul-Bayt mentioned in the Quran?

    If you can easily back up all of our points, can you rationally reject imamah as brother @ali_fatheroforphans said? Let's see your knowledge put to the test.
  10. Are Ahlul-Bayt mentioned in the Quran?

    I also forgot to mention a very important part (sorry), in the same speech (Ghadir Khumm), the thaqlayn speech: Rasulullah (s) famously said, "O People, I leave behind for you two weighty/heavy things (thaqlayn), the Quran and my Ahlulbayt (a) , my Ahlulbayt (a) , my Ahlulbayt (a). Full hadith: O people, I am a human being. I am about to receive a messenger (the angel of death) from my Lord and I, in response to Allah's call, (would bid good-bye to you), but I am leaving among you two weighty things: the one being the Book of Allah in which there is right guidance and light, so hold fast to the Book of Allah and adhere to it. He exhorted (us) (to hold fast) to the Book of Allah and then said: The second are the members of my household I remind you (of your duties) to the members of my family. He (Husain) said to Zaid: Who are the members of his household? Aren't his wives the members of his family? Thereupon he said: His wives are the members of his family (but here) the members of his family are those for whom acceptance of Zakat is forbidden. And he said: Who are they? Thereupon he said: 'Ali and the offspring of 'Ali, 'Aqil and the offspring of 'Aqil and the offspring of Ja'far and the offspring of 'Abbas. Husain said: These are those for whom the acceptance of Zakat is forbidden. Zaid said: Yes." There is over 100 (atleast, there is many many more) references for Ghadir Khumm in Sunni & Shia books, some being Sahih Muslim, 031:5920 Sahih Muslim, 031:5923 Also, just something to think about, there is an authentic hadith in Sunni books (aswell as us shiites'), called the Twelve Successors hadith. It goes as following, Imam Muslim on Sahih Muslim wrote: Rasulullah s.a.w said: "This religion (Islam) will remain standing until twelve caliphs, which all of them is from Quraysh, rule over you." (Sahih Muslim) (another version) Imam Abu Dawud on Shahih Abi Dawud wrote: Masyruq said: We were sitting with Abdullah bin Mas'ud to learn Al-Qur'an from him. Someone asked him: Did you ask Rasulullah s.a.w how many caliphs will rule this ummah? Ibnu Mas'ud answered: Of course we asked this thing from Rasulullah s.a.w and he answered: "Twelve, like the amount of the leaders of Banu Israel." (Sahih Al-Bukhari) This hadith is also very famous, and is authentic according to Sunni scholars as well. We in the school of Ahlulbayt (a) say what Rasulullah (s) was talking about was his Ahlulbayt (the twelve imams).
  11. Are Ahlul-Bayt mentioned in the Quran?

    @Aisha1998 Asalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakattu sister, All Muslims believe that if one verse of islam makes a point/command, then it is sufficient. For example, if one verse of the quran says lying is haram, and there are over 1,000 hadiths that say lying is halal, we will take the quran's point of view. One verse that is clear to both sunnis and shias which command us to obey the ahlulbayt is surah 4, verse 59. [4:59]: "O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result. " Also, Ghaidr Khumm is an event that every single school of islam narrates. If the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s) told his 100,000 Muslims to stop in one spot, waited hours and hours for all those who are still behind to arrive, and sent people to get those who went ahead to come back, surely he had something important to do. This is something rational. " O People, do I not have authority over you?" He said. "Yes O messenger of Allah!" they replied. Then he uttered the famous lines, " man kunto maula, fa hatha Ali'un maula", (Whoever I was his master (had authority over), then Ali is his master). He followed this with a short dua, "O Allah, love whoever loves him, and be an enemy to whoever is his enemy." If you want the source from sunni books I'd be happy to share, sister just ask. Also, this is a short video and I know you didn't want links, but it's easier to watch it then just read plain text. Please check out this famous hadith that is widely accepted and is authentic from sunni and shia books, it is narrated by Rasulullah's daughter Fatima (s), and I really recommend you check it out. If you would like to just read it, check it out here - https://www.duas.org/hadis-e-kisa.htm Salam
  12. What do you do when you're home alone?

    Now I'm curious..
  13. Islamic Rings

    Jazakallah, will read it.
  14. Picture worth a few Words

    Narrations by Abu Hurairah