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  1. Bakir

    Need help with being Transgender

    One of the problems related to depression and anxiety is also linked to the hormones that play an important role at transitioning. There are points where trans women can be unbearable, based in my experience heheh. So having genuine good friends and relatives to support you in this transition is obviously necessary for it to reach a good end. As for social acceptance, it requires knowledge, respect, and humbleness. And honestly, this is not common nowaday. I even believe it was easier to be a trans women in the Arabic Middle Ages than at the present time.
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    [Resolved]Brown name

    As a race, arab is not white, but brown. If you aren't, you are most likely mixed (like the rest ofthe world). Specifically arabs today (and iraqis even more) are a mix of a lot of other ethnicities (berber, indian, persian, turks, jews, etc.) I want to take a DNA study for my specific mix. It costs around 200€ here.
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    [Resolved]Brown name

    Welcome to the brown gang! I was looking forward to this moment.
  4. I believe it pretty much depends on the person. I have the same inclination in myself but I have had the luck to meet and talk with other muslims in the same position, and learn from their experiences. Sexuality can be fluid in some cases, and we may not be in the homosexual extreme of the spectrum (the case of the above poster, for instance, proves this point). I, however, consider that we are able to estimate our success with the opposite gender regarding our sexual life. Most muslims in this situation I know would like to have their own family, kids, etc. The thing is, that may not be an actual choice as it may seem. Not even a sacrifice you can do. You can sacrifice your desires for men by controlling yourself, but not create a desire for women from scratch. If there is something you feel for women, you may intensify that desire, but if there is nothing, that's another case. It's like if you had no genitals, but people and even ourselves tend to convince ourselves against this idea, merely because it's in the head and not a physical disability. The subject requires further study, and I believe we all agree on this. But as for now, if you don't feel sure (with certainty) about your sexual performance, be honest about it to your potential spouse. She deserves to know about your inclination as it would be an injustice to do so. Celibacy supposes certain unhappyness due to the lack of family as well as sexual life, but you can contribute to society in other ways, as well as enjoy this life (even though that's not our purpose) in other ways. If you ever need to talk, know that you have a brother in faith here. ---- Btw, some of you guys really resemble forum bots. Not every thread with the word "homosexuality" in it requires a post remembering it is a grave sin. I know it's done with the best of intentions, but come on...
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    Have i seen a jinn?

    They can appear in shapes, in white or other colour maybe. My specific experience was with white colour, during two weeks appeared to me, and once my sister was able to see it. During those weeks, I was able to see the djinn not as a white shape, but as a humanoid. Had a white tunic and colourful gems over his bald head. Couldnt see his face, but after reciting al-Falaq and al-Nas, the djinn disappeared. He did nothing to me so far, wasn't scary, just surprising. Most of the time they are not aware you see them even though they see you, and aren't looking for any kind of interaction. It is better to avoid all thoughts related to such experiences, just accept them and ignore them afterwards. It is also good that, whatever you may have done to see a djinn, stop it. Whether simple thoughts or spiritual practices (such as adivinatory techniques relying on spiritual concentration), it is better to stop when you start experimenting such things, it is a red flag.
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    [Android App] 1000 Virtues of Imam Ali a.s.

    May Allah reward you for this contribution. I honestly find it very necessary to offer mobile solutions to the religious community. Especially considering youths spend around 2 to 4 hours per day using their smartphones (as per the last global mobile report). I hope apps like this one inspires other people to develop their own apps offering different services (duas, daily recommendations, routine and health related knowledge/ahadith, quran learning, etc.) I would also like to share a site where its good to advertise islamic apps as well as finding ones you may be interested in: http://www.islaminmobile.com
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    Marriage - Bias against women who do not wear veil

    Absolutely agree. I do think it is important to listen and give all support possible to those suffering from either bullying or any type of abuse for wearing hijaab. Nonetheless, it is commanded by Allah, and wearing it with a pure intention will surely protect us. One shall have faith in God and in what He has commanded, even though we may only see dangers and potential damage. We should, at least, do our best. فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْراً Then, surely, with hardship comes ease. (94:5)
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    Can't specifically answer the first question, but there are common duas for going to the toilet and even while in the toilet, as well as after finishing. So there is dhikr, and it is not makrooh but mustahab to do it. I would refer you to this site with useful information that you could implement within your routine. http://www.duas.org/routine.htm#MANNERS_AND_TAHARA_IN_THE_TOILET_
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    Help decode my dream please

    The thing about a man seeing a kid may depend on interpretation. In your case, so far as I can describe, what you may have seen in your dream is that iA you will have a son who will be a supporter of our Imam, may Allah hasten his reappearance. Nonetheless, if you want further understanding, go to sleep with that intention in mind.
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    I liked this post. I believe it has a solid base to say humanism is a conclusion of individualism, but I somehow think that merely because individualism may result in harm for the soul, it doesn't mean that humanism by itself will, or that it will necessarily lead to the perpetuation of individualism in oneself. I think we naturally develop that individualistic approach in our life, and deciding to take distance from it must be a consequence of our convictions. In this case, these can be religious and spiritual convictions (eg Islamic convictions), but also ones developed by people and the way they understand the meaning of life (humanism). What I am saying is that humanism doesn't necessarily leads to individualism, as far as I can understand.
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    Marrying an Iraqi sister (Advice)

    I believe it will pretty much depend on their parents, but Spanish/Iraqi marriages are kind of common here. Older generations tend to accept more marriages where the man is Iraqi and the woman is Spanish. As for the contrary, when the woman is Iraqi, it is becoming more common as more marriages like this are celebrated. Time they have been in Spain does matter as well. Second generation iraqis are way more open about marrying a Spaniard than their parents, however, I have heard quite many cases (apart from the closest ones to me) of Iraqi women marrying Spanish men lately. Also, most of unmarried iraqi women I know here do warn their parents that it is very likely they will end up marrying a Spanish convert. It is good you converted before marrying, for me that is a great plus and probably to her parents too, as they would be extremely worried about future upbringing of your potential children otherwise. They will probably want to know how your relation with your family is and what they think about you being muslim.
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    Virtual Currencies

    Always DYOR, or follow the trend and buy for the long term (XRP, XLM, ADA, IOTA, etc.) I think it is more stable than it seems (although not compared to stock market), and it is still a pretty unknown market considering that the global market cap has still not crossed 1 trillion dollars. Volatility is pretty high, so use that for your own benefit.
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    Virtual Currencies

    Depends on how much you invest at first. It's better to say %/month. You could have easily made up to 2-3X your initial investment in the last two months. Many of those who committed no significant errors made 10X amd even, in some cases, 100X. Basically, one zero or two zeroes more to your initial investment.
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    Virtual Currencies

    Even though most crypto world is full of scam, in the long run and after the bubble crashes (and it will), the actually worthy coins that offer a significant technology will remain and will surely be of much more value than fiat.