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  1. [MATURE] Halala or prostitution?

    I'm not a fan of these emotional argument over religious rulings, they are incredibly weak. They rely on faulty premises. You can find things that are actually part of Islam that are considered much "worse" by modern ethics. Like slavery, polygamy, stoning, apostasy laws etc etc
  2. Jehovah witness mushkil??

    No. They believe in one God and they consider themselves Christian.
  3. Looking for Advice: Same-Sex Attraction

    I've struggled with same-sex attraction as well but I am also attracted to women so its not as much of an issue. We all have our vices and desires to overcome. Our own dragons to slay. The struggle of the soul against vice is the greatest jihad, only through a man's own willpower can he overcome it. I believe that a man who has conquered his will can do anything he puts his mind to. Maybe you could find a woman who struggles with same sex attraction as well. Be honest and open with a prospective woman if you are not in the beginning it will just cause problems later on. And always remember that your eternal soul is not worth some enjoyment that may come in this life, true contentment only comes through the remembrance of Allah. وَيَقُولُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لَوْلَا أُنزِلَ عَلَيْهِ آيَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّهِ ۗ قُلْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُضِلُّ مَن يَشَاءُ وَيَهْدِي إِلَيْهِ مَنْ أَنَابَ - 13:27 The disbelievers say, ‘Why has no miracle been sent down to him from his Lord?’ [Prophet], say, ‘God leaves whoever He will to stray, and guides to Himself those who turn towards Him, الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَتَطْمَئِنُّ قُلُوبُهُم بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ ۗ أَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ - 13:28 those who have faith and whose hearts find peace in the remembrance of God- truly it is in the remembrance of God that hearts find peace- الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ طُوبَىٰ لَهُمْ وَحُسْنُ مَآبٍ - 13:29 those who believe and do righteous deeds: joy awaits these, and their final homecoming will be excellent.’
  4. Choosing a Maraja!

    Even if I disagree with Ayatollah Khomeini (ra) and Ayatollah Khamenei, I won't disrespect them.
  5. Choosing a Maraja!

    I won't say who exactly but he isn't Shirazi nor is he a supporter of Khomeini's theory of WT.
  6. Choosing a Maraja!

    Khamenei is not the head of all Muslims. The true leader of Muslims now is Al-Hujjat Ibn Al-Hassan (a).
  7. Would you befriend a Wahhabi?

    A good friend of mine is a salafi/wahabi. I would be fine with being friends with them as long as they don't believe I am a kafir and are respectful. They don't have to agree with my beliefs and I don't have to agree with theirs. And as some other people said it can clear up misconceptions about shia. When many sunnis think we are having mut'a orgies in ashura and worshiping Ali (as), you know there is a problem. Someone told me that shia believe that Khomeini was infallible. I asked him what gave him that impression, he said shia believe their imams are infallible they call khomeini, imam khomeini therefore they believe Khomeini is infallible. Then he asked me if he lead salah would I believe he is infallible since he would be the imam of salah, sigh. Sadly many people easily fall victim to wahabi propaganda.
  8. Iranians Openly Declare Atheism

    Its not just Iran, this is a trend around the world sadly. But this shouldn't be suprising when we read the ahadith about the reappearance of our Master Al-Hujjat Ibn Al-Hassan (a) and signs of it. The opening verses of Surah Baqarah are amazing I recommend for everyone to read them. They are very relevant to this topic. إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا سَوَاءٌ عَلَيْهِمْ أَأَنذَرْتَهُمْ أَمْ لَمْ تُنذِرْهُمْ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ - 2:6 As for those who disbelieve, it makes no difference whether you warn them or not: they will not believe. خَتَمَ اللَّهُ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِهِمْ وَعَلَىٰ سَمْعِهِمْ ۖ وَعَلَىٰ أَبْصَارِهِمْ غِشَاوَةٌ ۖ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌ - 2:7 God has sealed their hearts and their ears, and their eyes are covered. They will have great torment. وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يَقُولُ آمَنَّا بِاللَّهِ وَبِالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَمَا هُم بِمُؤْمِنِينَ - 2:8 Some people say, ‘We believe in God and the Last Day,’ when really they do not believe. يُخَادِعُونَ اللَّهَ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَمَا يَخْدَعُونَ إِلَّا أَنفُسَهُمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ - 2:9 They seek to deceive God and the believers but they only deceive themselves, though they do not realize it. فِي قُلُوبِهِم مَّرَضٌ فَزَادَهُمُ اللَّهُ مَرَضًا ۖ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْذِبُونَ - 2:10 There is a disease in their hearts, to which God has added more: agonizing torment awaits them for their persistent lying. وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ لَا تُفْسِدُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ قَالُوا إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ مُصْلِحُونَ - 2:11 When it is said to them, ‘Do not cause corruption in the land,’ they say, ‘We are only putting things right,’ أَلَا إِنَّهُمْ هُمُ الْمُفْسِدُونَ وَلَٰكِن لَّا يَشْعُرُونَ - 2:12 but really they are causing corruption, though they do not realize it. وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ آمِنُوا كَمَا آمَنَ النَّاسُ قَالُوا أَنُؤْمِنُ كَمَا آمَنَ السُّفَهَاءُ ۗ أَلَا إِنَّهُمْ هُمُ السُّفَهَاءُ وَلَٰكِن لَّا يَعْلَمُونَ - 2:13 When it is said to them, ‘Believe, as the others believe,’ they say, ‘Should we believe as the fools do?’ but they are the fools, though they do not know it.
  9. Marriage

    I would be curious what the different maraji' say about this issue because there is a hadith about it. The woman takes after the religion of her husband. وعن محمد بن يحيى ، عن أحمد بن محمد ، عن علي بن الحكم ، عن موسى بن بكر ، عن زرارة بن أعين ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) قال : تزوجوا في الشكاك ولا تزوجوهم ، فإن المرأة تأخذ من أدب زوجها ويقهرها على دينه .
  10. Would you marry her?

    Simply rejecting mut'a isn't going to help the fact that Islamic and by extension Abrahamic sexual ethics are not victorian in nature as you would like them to be. Reality is Islam allowed men to keep 4 wives and sleep with their slave women, this is much "worse" than mut'a as per modern sexual ethics. This isn't unique to Islam or anything, jewish tradition maintained that David, Solomon, Abraham and others had multiple wives and concubines. In total it is said Solomon 1,000 wives and concubines. And the greatest man to ever live Muhammad (sawa) had multiple wives and concubines. Just because you personally feel a certain way does not make it morally correct. I would prefer a virgin woman but that is a personal preference and I cannot morally judge any Muslim or Muslima who had permissible sexual relations.
  11. Would you marry her?

    Yes, it would bother me whether she engaged in a permanent or temporary marriage previously especially multiple.
  12. Rationality of Infallibility (Isma)

    I don't see how that proves that infallibility is necessary, to be honest I think the 'aqli case for infallibility is pretty weak. The farthest one could argue rationally is that God must make His guides infallible in delivering the message but not necessarily protected from sins. I believe in infallibility of ahlul bayt (as) but that is because of text not because of rationality.
  13. Judgmental Shias

    3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
  14. King Salman to build biggest stadium in Iraq

    Saudi is laughably bad at geopolitics. I doubt King Salesman and Crown Prince Ben Salesman could actually pull anything off successfully for long term influence in Iraq.
  15. When will this madness end?

    The issue of ghuluu in shi'ism is an interesting topic. It seems that ghuluu was not really well defined at all early on. Moezzi has some interesting research in this regard. You already have things like the dialectic between zahir and batin. In addition to the batin of the batin. You can find many statements attributed to the imams (as) that some would say is "ghuluu". Like how the imams (as) say they are the hand of Allah, the face of Allah, the side of Allah, etc, etc. The following is from The Spirituality of Shi'i Islam by Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi: Some Remarks on the Divinity of the Imam* In some – it must be said – rather discrete texts, diluted in the mass of traditions that early Twelver compilations contain, the Imam is not only presented as the man of God par excellence but as participating fully in the Names, Attributes and Acts that theology usually reserves for God alone. This ‘figure’ of the Imam presents a number of fundamental similarities with the variously named Cosmic Man of the Near and Middle Eastern spiritual and religious traditions. In many respects, it seems also to lie behind the reiteration of this ancient notion in Muslim spirituality.1 It is equally true that obvious similarities exist between the Imam-God of Shiʿi texts and the Perfect Man (al-insān al-kāmil) of Muslim theosophy, an ontologically necessary intermediary between God and the world, the mysterious ultimate goal and ‘Secret of secrets’ for the theosopher.2 In this regard, the most representative and outspoken Shiʿi texts are undoubtedly certain sermons attributed to ʿAlī (assassinated in 40/661), the imam par excellence and the ‘father’ of all the historic imams of all Shiʿi branches. So often does the identity of the speaker shift, from one sentence to another, between God and the Imam that one could describe these sermons as ‘theo-imamosophical’. In a long succession of affirmations, whose repeated hammering in assonant prose, resulted, it is said, in a collective trance on the part of his auditors, the first imam boldly declares his identification with the cosmic Anthropos, the Perfect Man, who, in the words of Massignon, is not divinity humanised but humanity rendered divine.3 To convey an idea of the import of these texts, I point out only some of these affirmations, to return to them in greater detail in the second part: ‘I am the Secret of secrets, I am the Guide of the Heavens, I am the First and the Last, I am the Apparent and the Hidden, I am the Compassionate, I am the Face of God, I am the Hand of God, I am the Archetype of the Book, I am the Cause of causes . . . [the terms in italics are Qur’ānic names of God].’ Some specialists have denounced the late date for the redaction of these sermons.4 In addition, since the sixth/ twelfth century, a large number of Imami scholars considered these sermons to belong to ‘extremist’ Shiʿism (the ghuluww movement) * ‘Imam’ is written with the ‘i’ upper case when it relates to the ontological, cosmic, archetypal Imam, and lower case when it relates to the historical imam, manifestation of the first or the perceptible level. Also, ‘Imami’ and ‘Twelver’ are used interchangeably.