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  1. Hadith on black clothes in Muharram

    I am trying to understand the implications of the above narration. It is an "angel" addressing the "people of the seas", using a figurative statement "wear clothes of sorrow". There is no mention of the color black. The color for mourning varies from culture to culture. In Japan, medieval Europe and hinduism the color of mourning is white. Has Islam restricted us to use the color "black" for mourning, in a way that no other color can be used? Please show hadith for this. Please help me understand the above hadith. Is grieving over a personal loss (e.g. the loss of one's father, mother, or son) disliked by Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى?
  2. Hadith on black clothes in Muharram

    I am implying that wearing black does not carry any extra reward. However, it does carry risk of displeasing the prophet (s) and the imams (as) in the event that the other hadith on black prove to be true on the day of judgement. All I am saying is that it is safer to abstain from wearing black. Rasool Allah (saww) said: "Surely abstaining during confusion is better than indulging in destruction". [Reference: Wasail us Shia H 33472] Abu Abdullah (asws) said: "The most pious of the people is the one who pauses during confusion". [Reference Wasail us Shia H 33492] What is your definition of ijtihad?
  3. Hadith on black clothes in Muharram

    I will let the discerning readers decide whether the above hadith turns down the validity of my argument or not. I have summarized the discussion in my earlier post
  4. I understand your position now. One day you were reading the Holy Quran and you came across the above two verses. Without referring to hadith of Masumeen (as) you simply assumed that the "ahl ul dhikra" are the mujtahids. Furthermore, you assumed that "yatafaqqahu fid deen" means "ijtihad" (i.e. to derive new laws). And you jumped into the bandwagon of taqlid. Hadith: Abu Jafar (as) said: "There is nothing more distant from the intellect of men than the explanations of the Quran". [Source: Wasail-us-Shia H 33604]
  5. Hadith on black clothes in Muharram

    Thank you Br. Salsabeel for providing a clear translation. Thank you for quoting this hadith.
  6. Hadith on black clothes in Muharram

    The discussion can be summarized in the following 2 points: 1. Hadith stating that a believer should wear black to mourn Imam Hussain (as) does not exist. There is no guidance from hadith on which specific days of muharram and for how long one should wear black. There is no mention from hadith on the reward of wearing black. 2. The jurists have declared that wearing black during "the days of mourning" is "mustahab" based on their "ijtihad".
  7. Can you please phrase the specific question that you are trying to ask clearly so I can understand it (the question)? What did I miss in my answer? If you have a deeper understanding please share it with us.
  8. And what makes you think - this is restricted to a small special group of people? Are only a small group being exhorted to "be pious"? All lies require lengthy discussions in which attempts are made to confuse people and muddle up the truth. I did not ask just for any hadith that mentions the word ijtihad. I asked why in the particular hadith "fa man kana minal fuqahaa..", where the imams (as) mention the pre-requisite qualities of the fuqaha there is no mention of ijitihad/mujtahid? You seem to follow the marjas - so why can't you get the reply from them? My goal of this discussion is very clear. Let me restate it: Before you started doing taqlid of your mujtahid - did you ask him if taqlid is based on hadith or not? If it is based on hadith did you ask him for the references of those hadith? I would like to know what those hadith are that are quoted officially by THEM.
  9. I already explained to you. Which part did you not understand? The "narrators of the hadith" are the proof because they clearly present to us the hadith of the masumeen (as). They don't perform their own personal ijtihad and don't hide the hadith from people.
  10. Hadith on black clothes in Muharram

    Thank you. Please also provide your english translation for the benefit of all of us.
  11. Since I asked you a question on the hadith you quoted earlier and you could not answer my question you moved on to a different hadith. You are jumping from one hadith to another desperately trying to prove your point. The above hadith are being addressed to every shia believer. Are you saying that in these two hadith by the word ijtihad the imam (as) means to derive new laws for situations not to be found in quran and hadith? In that case each and every shia believer should become a mujtahid. Also let me ask you, why are you quoting hadith? As a muqallid it should be illegal for you to quote hadith unless you got it from your marja. After all according to you only he has the discrimination between good and bad hadith. Did you get all these hadith from your marja? Please answer this question and all others that you have conveniently ignored.
  12. Anything that is not in the hadith and Quran is the personal opinion of the mujtahid. It is a product of his fallible mind. Where else did it come from?
  13. The hadith of the masumeen (as) are the proof/hujjat. Not the personal opinions of the jurists. The hadith is transmitted to us by the "narrators of the hadith" (fuqaha) who are mentioned in the first part. Or put another way, the words of the masumeen (as) are the hujjat and should be followed. Can you also present your understanding of the above hadith?
  14. Hadith on black clothes in Muharram

    You have not proven that wearing black clothes in Muharram is mustahab. You will need hadith to prove it. Will you be rewarded for wearing black? Certainly not. Because you can only be rewarded for an action that is mustahab. Will my reward be any less for NOT wearing black? Certainly not. You see there is no reason to wear black. Especially in the presence of the other hadith ascribing it to the dress of firaun, bani abbas and people of the fire. What if on the day of judgement you find out that these hadith really had not made any exceptions for muharram? Then what..? Declaring an act to be mustahab/commendable without the presence of hadith is introducing innovation. If the jurists can present the hadith it will not be considered an innovation.
  15. Hadith on black clothes in Muharram

    I would like your help to clearly understand this hadith, part of which you quoted above. Can you please quote this entire hadith once more with the complete english translation. Also include any contextual information you have (if for e.g. this was in taqiyyah, etc). I will accept any hadith found in our well-known collections and which has a sanad (chain). If I come across such a hadith where the imams (as) have asked us to wear black clothes and mourn for Imam Hussain (as) I will submit to it whole heartedly. Really, all I am looking for is a single hadith with a sanad. I am also hoping if such a hadith exists it would mention the specific days of Muharram on which the black clothing should be worn, so I know how to act upon it.