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  1. It's part of the culture in certain areas. People who live in rural areas tend be much more likely to own a gun. I've lived in the US my whole life, in the city (Los Angeles and currently in Dearborn). I never even held a gun till I was in my mid 20s when visiting relatives in another State. Distribution of guns is very uneven. While there are more guns than people in the US, it doesn't mean everyone owns a gun. You have large groups of people (10s of millions or more than that) who don't own a gun at all, some who own 1, then a small group of people who own 10,20,30 guns or more. These are the collectors / enthusiasts or extremely paranoid people who watch Alex Jones.
  2. @notme Thanks for pointing out that distinction. Some people are focused on numbers, To have multiple incidents of fatalities on school campuses (I am not hung up on the number 18, but it is too many) within a few months is unacceptable. I think 99.9% of Americans agree on that part. As always, the disagreement comes when we start talking about possible solutions. Then people have the usual knee jerk reactions and go back to their respective camps. Liberals talk about gun control, Conservatives talk about law enforcement. So let's examine those two points more closely. 1) Gun Control. Yes we need it. In fact, we already have it in some form. You can't buy an automatic weapon, rocket launcher, etc. Most states also ban high capacity magazines. You can't buy a gun if you have a felony on your record. To me, there are two loopholes that need to be closed immediately. A. The Gun Show loophole. As of now, you can go to a gun show and buy any type of weapons without a permit or background check. The only reason this loophole still exists, is because of the NRA Lobby, which has entirely too much power and influence over politicians. B. Expanded background checks. If someone has convictions for domestic violence, short of felonies, they should not be able to buy a guy. Also, if someone has made repeated violent threats toward individuals or groups, and they have some record of acting on those threats (even if it is misdemeanors), they should not be allowed to buy a gun. That would have stopped this latest one. 2) Law Enforcement. Most of this is not a law enforcement issues. Obviously murder is currently against the law and in most of these cases, the police are there within minutes. So unless we have a 'Big Brother' type of system where everyone is being watched at every moment (which is something I think most people don't want), I don't think there is anything additional that law enforcement can do besides what they are already doing. I think the main issue is not either law enforcement or gun control. The main issue is that we have a group of people, and this group is getting larger, that have serious mental and / or spiritual issues that are not being addressed in any way, and these people are pushed to the margins (they fall 'between the cracks') of our society that is supposedly so caring and tolerant. They are then forgotten about. So at some point these people realize that they are outcasts and that their life is never going to improve (or they think that anyway), so some just become anonymous, some commit suicide, and some lash out at other people. When this lashing out is big and spectacular, then it gets on the news and people start talking about it. But it is never going to get better and probably will get worse (IMHO) until we realize that we live in a society which tags and marginalizes people, and then forgets about them. That is the root of the issue. When you have that issue, you have a population (not sure exactly how big this is, but it's getting bigger) of ticking bombs walking around and we're never sure when one will go off, but we know the more bombs you have, the more explosions you will have.
  3. Are there any Mutah networks?

    The difference is that alcohol was made haram in stages and these stages were during the lifetime of Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h). Anything that was halal when Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h) passed away is halal till Day of Judgement and anything that was haram when Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h) passed away is haram till the Day of Judgement based on the famous hadith accepted by ALL MUSLIMS, (i.e. the halal of Muhammad(p.b.u.h) is halal till .... and the haram of Muhammad is haram until...). With the passing away of Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h) the halal and haram was fixed, permanent, even though some changes in these may have happened during his lifetime. Alcohol was haram when Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h) passed away, Mutah was halal when Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h) passed away. All the Sharia of Imams of Ahl Al Bayt(a.s) is from Rasoullalah(p.b.u.h), all of it. They do not alter anything, they only explain it to us and enforce it when they have the opportunity.
  4. Dogs

    Like I said, it appears to you that way. In Islam, we believe that animals as well as people have a soul. The type of soul an animal has (there is a specific term in Arabic that is used in hadith literature) is different from the type of soul a person has. So when you are talking about a real relationship, something that involves love, compassion, empathy, the way we understand it, is not something that is possible between an animal and a person. An animal may appear to be loyal, loving, etc, but their motivations are different and the 'soul to soul' interaction with an animal is not possible, since you are not an animal. You may think this type of interaction is happening and people have speculated about this, but since it is not possible to 'measure' the soul with traditional scientific instruments, we cannot find the answer thru what is called 'science' nowdays, but the hadith are clear about this subject. I could bring some, but it seems you have already made up your mind about this, so I am not sure why you are posting the question ? If you truly believe that a dog can have a relationship with a person, the same as another human being, then why do dogs attack their owners on a regular basis for no apparent reason (and also attack members of their families) and the dogs are not held accountable for this ?
  5. Dogs

    No. It is not haram, but most people don't have dogs as pets for two reasons 1) Other people are meant to be your companions, not animals. It may appear to you as if the dog is your friend and companion, but really the dog is only looking for food and shelter. Animals don't have the capacity to be your companion in the way that other people can, because they are a different kind of creation of Allah(s.w.a). There is more to this, but I don't want to make a long winded post. What I have noticed, living in the West, in America, is that most people who cling to animals as companions (not just have them as pets, but rely on them for emotional, psychological support) have some sort of personality disorder that stops them from having quality interactions with most people. So instead of working on their own issue, which is hard, they take the easy route which is building a relationship with an animal who can't respond and hold them accountable when they give into their disorder. This leads to a 'downward spiral' in their personality, and I have seen this happen many times in my own life personally. Since we live in a world filled with people, all types of people, who are like us, that we can choose to interact with and who can give us real love, support, encouragement, compassion, and we can't find at least a few of those people to interact with a build a support system with, that means that we have a real problem that we should look at. 2) Dogs are najis. This does not mean they are evil, it just means that because they are najis, it is very difficult to maintain tahara of your immediate environment while having a dog. You will constantly have to follow the dog around, if the dog is anywhere where you go on a regular basis. The reason why hunting dogs and work animals are allowed in Islam is because these animals are kept outside the home (in a yard, barn, etc) and they don't go inside the house and they only interact with people when it relates to the work. But when you have an animal as a pet / companion, most likely they will venture inside the home at some point, and this is where the problem of najis / tahara happens. Yes, I agree that dogs and other animals are mistreated in muslim countries and elsewhere. That is because there are many muslims who misunderstand what the proper role for animals are in our society, because their knowledge of the religion in this area is very minimal. In fact, we have many hadith about how animals should be treated and how we should interact and not interact with them.
  6. Is Istikhara mandatory before marriage

    Get involved involved in muslim organizations, volunteer at the masjid, do charity work, talk to extended family and let them know you are looking. Do Hassanat (good things) that bring Barakat(blessings) to you. Allah(s.w.a) knows what you need. 28 is not that old, lol. You still have time. Salam. I hope it happens for you very soon,
  7. Is Istikhara mandatory before marriage

    Sister, There are many good mumin brothers out there who will not deceive you. You have to believe that. If you become bitter, it will lessen your chances of finding someone in the future. Don't judge all men (or even all Pakistani men) based on your experiences with this one. There is something which I have found to be 100% true in life. If you trust in Allah(s.w.a), He(s.w.a) will give you something better in return for what He(s.w.a) took away. But this good thing that is coming your way will only reach you (and it has already started moving toward you) if you have Tawwakul(Trust in Allah(s.w.a)) and Sabr(patience). Those are the key. With these two qualities, if you uphold them, you will see doors open that you never expected to open.
  8. About compulsory hijab issue

    I think 'He' is a bot. Need to do a little more checking to confirm.
  9. About compulsory hijab issue

    I don't know where you live, maybe Hijaz, now called Saudi Arabia, cause it is owned by Saud family. If that is the case you should get out of there. The Salafi, family controlled area now called Saudi Arabia is not a good example of an Islamic government (if that is where you live).
  10. About compulsory hijab issue

    You have not one clue about Islamic law (fiqh). You are merely repeating what you heard on Fox News or Breitbart. Hope you feel proud of yourself.
  11. @Abu Hadi


    seems someone missed my question in a topic even thou i mentioned his profile id:P

    asking again:-)

    wanna do imam reza a.s ziayarat since you didnt have it before?:-)


    1. Abu Hadi

      Abu Hadi

      Salam. Of course yes. 

  12. Marriage

    From Quran يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ لاَ تَتَّخِذُواْ الْيَهُودَ وَالنَّصَارَى أَوْلِيَاء بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَاء بَعْضٍ وَمَن يَتَوَلَّهُم مِّنكُمْ فَإِنَّهُ مِنْهُمْ إِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ (5:51 O YOU who have attained to faith! Do not take the Jews and the Christians for your Wali: they are but Wali of one another and whoever of you allies himself with them becomes, verily, one of them; behold, God does not guide such evildoers. The word 'Wali' in Arabic is very similar in meaning to the word 'Wakil', which I mentioned in my post. Wali is someone who protects someone and helps them to carry out the essential aspects of life (such as giving them financial support, helping them with their relationship with God, etc). Sometimes this verse is mistranslated and people translate 'Wali' as 'Friend' meaning we cannot be friends with Christians or Jews. This is a wrong translation. We can be friends, coworkers, do business with them, etc, but we cannot make them our 'Wali' or 'Wakil'. This verse specifically prohibits that. وَالْوَالِدَاتُ يُرْضِعْنَ أَوْلاَدَهُنَّ حَوْلَيْنِ كَامِلَيْنِ لِمَنْ أَرَادَ أَن يُتِمَّ الرَّضَاعَةَ وَعلَى الْمَوْلُودِ لَهُ رِزْقُهُنَّ وَكِسْوَتُهُنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ لاَ تُكَلَّفُ نَفْسٌ إِلاَّ وُسْعَهَا لاَ تُضَآرَّ وَالِدَةٌ بِوَلَدِهَا وَلاَ مَوْلُودٌ لَّهُ بِوَلَدِهِ وَعَلَى الْوَارِثِ مِثْلُ ذَلِكَ فَإِنْ أَرَادَا فِصَالاً عَن تَرَاضٍ مِّنْهُمَا وَتَشَاوُرٍ فَلاَ جُنَاحَ عَلَيْهِمَا وَإِنْ أَرَدتُّمْ أَن تَسْتَرْضِعُواْ أَوْلاَدَكُمْ فَلاَ جُنَاحَ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذَا سَلَّمْتُم مَّآ آتَيْتُم بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَاتَّقُواْ اللّهَ وَاعْلَمُواْ أَنَّ اللّهَ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌ (2:233) 2:233 And the [divorced] mothers may nurse their children for two whole years, if they wish to complete the period of nursing; and it is incumbent upon him who has begotten the child to provide in a fair manner for their sustenance and clothing. No human being shall be burdened with more than he is well able to bear: neither shall a mother be made to suffer because of her child, nor, because of his child, he who has begotten it. And the same duty rests upon the [father's] heir. And if both [parents] decide, by mutual consent and counsel, upon separation [of mother and child], they will incur no sin [thereby]; and if you decide to entrust your children to foster-mothers, you will incur no sin provided you ensure, in a fair manner, the safety of the child which you are handing over. But remain conscious of God, and know that God sees all that you do. - This verse shows that it is the duty of the father (and noone else) to provide financially for the child and the mother. This means he is the Wali or Wakil. Here is another verse from Quran 1. The permissibility of a Muslim man marrying a woman from the ahl al-kitab (‘People of the Book’) is understood from the Qur’anic verse, “It is lawful for you to marry chaste Muslim women and chaste women of the People of the Book when you have given them their dowries.” (5:5) According to most scholars, this verse specifies or abrogates a previous verse of the Qur’an (2:221) that prohibited men and women from marrying non-Muslim polytheists. The exception in Qur’an 5:5 was only extended to men and not to women as is clear. As such, the permission to marry the ahl al-kitab only extends to men. [al-Jassas, Ahkam al-Qur’an (2:15-20); al-Qurtubi, Jami li-ahkam al-Qur’an (2:453-57)] From http://seekershub.org/ans-blog/2017/01/11/muslim-woman-not-allowed-marry-non-muslim-man/ I think this should be sufficient. There are additional hadiths on this, if you need additional proof. There are some scholars (such as Sayyid Sistani(may Allah(s.w.a) prolong his life)) who say that it is also not permissible for a muslim man to marry a Christian or Jewish women in permenant marriage (zawaj tul nikah). Also, this is not one of those issues where there is a difference between Sunni and Shia scholars. It is basically a universal opinion.
  13. Marriage

    No. It is not allowed(haram) as per the teachings of Our Prophet Muhammad(p.b.u.h) and Imams(a.s) and so the marriage is not valid Also, in Islam the man is the Wakil (guardian) of his family. So he establishes the foundation of his family and future generations based on his values and beliefs. If these values and beliefs are other than Islam, these values and beliefs will have a profound and negative impact on the entire family. Muslims are not allowed to take other than a muslim as their Wakil, as stated in the Holy Quran.
  14. Why will Allah punish the non-believers?

    Everyone is responsible for the knowledge that they have. People are rewarded or punished not only based on their apparent action, but on the belief, knowledge, and intention behind the action. The fact that Allah(s.w.a) exists, He(s.w.a) is One, All Powerful, Merciful, etc and that Muhammad(p.b.u.h) is the Messenger of Allah(s.w.a) is quite obvious. If anyone doesn't believe the preceding and would like to have a discussion, I would be glad to oblige. Any sincere person seeking the truth will find it. The only ones who don't find the truth are the ones who are not looking for it. They are not looking for it because they are averse to it. They are averse to it because they are afraid that if they find it and accept it they will have to give up something of their lusts and habits (i.e. some of the dunya which they falsely believe they can't do without). So those people who live many years and decades on this earth and never make any sort of effort to seek out the truth or reject it after they find it are people who have forgotten about their Creator(s.w.a). So their Creator(s.w.a) has forgotten about them, and since Allah(s.w.a) is the source of all happiness, goodness, peace, mercy, basically every good thing, when Allah(s.w.a) forgets about you, you have noone and nothing and the result of that is punishment (the absence of good). Especially now, in the modern world, where we have access to more information and good sources of information than any previous generation in human history, we have the responsibility to seek out the truth and once we find it to follow it.
  15. About compulsory hijab issue

    Hijab is compulsory in Iran, also in other countries. This does not contradict the religion. The question is how to enforce this law. Definitely Taliban style enforcement (hitting or beating women who don't wear hijab) is not part of the religion. I've never been to Iran (hope to go soon) so I don't know exactly how the enforce the law. I've heard they are not as strict now in enforcement of this law.