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  1. Salams, This topic comes up so often, its a real shame that shiachat doesnt keep a small library of commonly discussed topics with the best answers. As for the points you raised, there are ahadith, quran and historical evidence for taqleed. We have examples of the Imams telling the people to consult certain trained scholars and how they love to see them giving fatwa. The whole 4 deputy, and ghaiba sughar process is also a strong case for the evolution of taqleed. Your claim about taqleed being a recent thing is simply false. Sure its evolved, but the principle dates back to the lives of the Imams AS. Logically, the case is undeniable. At what point would you take a lesser informed opinion over a more informed opinion? The answer is never. You seem to think that taqleed is about reaching certainty, this is not the case. Its about doing the best we can. Some useful reading https://www.medinaminds.com/taqleed-authority-blind-following/ https://www.medinaminds.com/taqleed-in-fiqh-in-islam/
  2. Allah does not burden a soul beyond what it can be

    No such thing as?
  3. Allah does not burden a soul beyond what it can be

    Perhaps they will not be questioned about that. Eg, if it is beyond them, they are not responsible for any shortcomings.
  4. The real shia Adhan

    they all seem to point to an athan like the first video above.
  5. If the Quran is God's word...

    To clarify, by abrogation we dont mean that God said one thing, then completely changed his mind and said something contradictory. So even the old (abrogated) verse is not of no value, or "wrong", its simply been refined, or reapplied. For example, the qibla was Jerusalem, then it was kaba. The format of prayer, hajj, fasting etc. There is also 58|12|O you who believe! When you converse privately with the Messenger, offer something in charity before your conversation. That is better for you, and purer. But if you do not find the means—God is Forgiving and Merciful. Which is said to be have replaced by 58|13|Are you reluctant to offer charity before your conversation? If you do not do so, and God pardons you, then perform the prayer, and give alms, and obey God and His Messenger. God is Aware of what you do. Which are still in the Quran. There is a nice book called Al-Bayan fi Tafsir al-Quran b Ayatollah Koie. It has a chapter on abrogation which is worth reading.
  6. If the Quran is God's word...

    Religion evolves as humanity becomes able to reach higher levels of understanding. For example, when you are in primary school they do not teach you advanced physics, you may just learn some simple particle models eg gas liquid and solids. As you ability increases, and your potential increases, then you are given more detail.
  7. Why do Salafis use Ijtihad when its a part of...

    It was not clear. Its still not clear frankly, what are you trying to say about reason, that its a useful tool or not?
  8. Why do Salafis use Ijtihad when its a part of...

    Hang on. Ijtihad is to struggle to reach the ruling. If your saying your not going to use any logic/reason, then can you let us know what is your usul al fiqh? eg shia say there is quran, sunnah, ijma, and aql. What would you say to this?
  9. SHOCKING!!! Is this kufr true????

    The way I understand it is this : Is that the dua is to Allah, but if the dua is added with something, like a good deed, than it is better. If one is asking Allah for forgiveness, then the best thing to add is to repent, sincerely. "Says the Prophet: May Allah not grant my intercession to him who does not believe in my (power of) intercession. And he (the Prophet) said: No mediator (shafi') is more successful than repentance (tawba)" So for example if a person says "Ya Allah please help me with this problem" that is good and fine. But if he says "Ya Allah, please help me with this problem, by the truth of the quran, and I have learnt 1 surah by heart to help me raise my dua"
  10. Is "Tabeedh" better than taqleed?

    Your assuming your just going to ask a random person who will definitely give you an answer that is not purely in your interest. This assumption is problematic. The reality is that you would ask someone that you trust in deen and dunya, to give you an answer that is in your best interest. Everyone in real life refers to experts who recommend things, whether this is expert magazines, doctors recommending specialists etc. This is what we do, in religion its no different. Your idea of choosing one at random being the same is clearly not true.
  11. The princicples were established, but obviously as situations change the application of the principles will create different rules.
  12. Is "Tabeedh" better than taqleed?

    No it hasnt. Its a reasonable method used to determine an expert for a layperson. If a layperson asks two experts who is the most knowledgeable in their field, then that is enough to take advice from that person. I think your criticism is based on the notion that the result may not be perfection. Perfection is not the objective here, its simply about being practical and useful. Be honest, if you had two family friends that you trusted, and they are both good mechanics, and they both, independently recommended a third mechanic, on what basis would you reject this advice?
  13. Is "Tabeedh" better than taqleed?

    Ask until you get two that agree. Just like if you had two mechanics that suggest different garages, then a third recommends one of the two previous given ones. This is common sense and rational.
  14. Is "Tabeedh" better than taqleed?

    Exactly. But in your original comment you said you wanted to widen the group of scholars you trust, because in your opinion, you were not happy with something you saw in Iraq. Your next theory is that the heads of the hawza are "probably" going to be the most knowledgeable. A Hawza is not a holy God sent building that is purified. There are many. Lets take the UK for example, there are 2. Some people may not have even known that. So already we are in a situation where the assumptions that your theory is based on are being highlighted as weak. So even if a person was in the UK, and only knew of these two hawzas how can they decide which one to follow? Let alone that there might be better else where. Iran , Iraq, Lebanon, all have their own institutions. The traditional answer, is that you take 2 experts (that you trust and know are reliable) in the field (of Islamic law) and ask them who is the most knowledgeable.
  15. If we affirm one thing, can we be affirming the opposite in the same respect? This is fundamental. https://www.medinaminds.com/the-three-fundamental-laws-of-thought/