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  1. Marjaa

    A marja' in Shi'a Islam refers to a scholar of Islamic law of the highest calibder, an individual who Shi'as will emulate with regard to Islamic law (fiqh).
  2. Ending up Salah with Salam - Different Ways Why?

    When praying, you must be looking forward when reciting the salam. You cannot look to the right or left when reciting the salam as you are still in the state of prayer. However, once you have recited the salam, the prayer is over. The three Allahu akbars are not part of the salah, you can choose to not do them and just get up or recite them looking forward or turn right and left.
  3. Do Shias believe in Sahih Hadeeth books?

    In general, Shi'as do not believe in the concept of a completely authenthic - or sahih - book of hadith as a whole. Specifically with regard to the sihah sitta which our Sunni brothers believe in, our position is the same. We do not believe any book of hadith is 100% accurate. Moreover, we do not also partially accept them and they are, more or less, completely rejected in terms of their authority to act as a hujjah or proof on a Shi'a. That is to say, if one of these books has a specific narration of event recorded in it, which for example say X is wajib, we would not be obligated to do X action. We may look at them as auxiliary sources of information in providing a historical context of the era or as a tool in our discussion with Sunnis but they are not binding proof for us personally. We may also choose to accept something recorded in them if it corresponds with our own texts and does not contradict them or the Qur'an. There are several reasons for this. The first and foremost is the intellectual argument, which necessitates caution when faced with a supposition that a book compiled and collected by a human is 100% accurate. Only the Qur'an can be found to be true to that standard and even that is only due to Allah (SWT)'s own promise that He will protect His Word. The second is ilm al rijal as Sunni narrators of hadith are obviously looked at with a certain degree of scrutiny by Shi'a scholars - and the same is true of Shi'a narrators among Sunni scholarship for the most part. Then, there are people like Abu Hurayrah, who is one of the principle narrators of a book like Sahih Bukhari and whose narrations comprised, if I'm not mistaken, 1/3 of that book but there are narrations within the sihah sitta themselves which raise doubts about his credibility, with Aisha calling him a liar. As such, one cannot trust the word of such a man and if a book is largely comprised of narrations by such a man, then it is logically imperative upon us to also treat such a book with a great degree of caution and suspicion. Lastly, we don't, as I've mentioned before, subscribe to the idea of a sahih book in general. We also have compilations of hadith that are revered above others, and some of these were also written by their authors with the intention of only containing the most reliable of narrations, but Shi'i scholarship in general has rejected the notion of a man-made book being completely devoid of flaw. Even if the author had set out with that intention, and was an individual of great standing, his own personal belief regarding the accuracy of his creation is not an authoritiatve proof upon subsequent generations of scholars. Thus, we accept neither sahih books from the Sunnis nor from the Shi'as. All narrations should generally be checked individually for their chain in order to determine the likelihood of their veracity.
  4. What Video Game Are You Playing These Days?

    @Darth Vader (and all other Pakistanis, Indians, Nepalese, Bhutanese, Bangladeshis and Sri Lankans), good news for you: https://www.neowin.net/news/steam-games-will-become-much-cheaper-in-select-regions-soon
  5. Tahira

    There is no problem in reading the Qur'an while sitting on your bed.
  6. Welcome

    Show-off. -_-
  7. na shadi shuda mard hajj ker sakta hai?

    Ji haan. Hajj tamam baligh afraad par wajib hai, chahe woh shadi shuda hon ya nahin.
  8. Apple pencil

    It's not exactly a new product. They announced it, I think, almost two years ago with the iPad Pro.
  9. steve jobs

    1. I don't see why Steve Jobs is relevant to AI. He's not the god of technology and so why would anyone want to one-up him, exactly? 2. The above example isn't of something dangerous, per se. They didn't shut it down because the AI had gained consciousness and was trying to kill us all ala Skynet. The AI's abilities were simply not conducive to their planned application, a bot that could talk to people. 3. It's also not true that AI is necessarily limited by human intelligence as they already possess an immensely more powerful ability in terms of raw processing (which is why we use calculatorsor computers to run calculations for us) but they lack the imagination, ingenuity and, most importantly, free will that we have. Over time, AI could possibly learn these and, in combination with their superior processing power, could indeed supersede us but that's a BIG if. At this point, we don't really know if that's entirely possible and, even if it is, what this self-conscious AI might do. It doesn't necessarily have to go the Skynet route. Trying to guess this is like guessing what a 2 month baby is going to grow up to be in 30 years. You can't tell. It would depend heavily on the core directives of the AI and the external stimuli after it becomes 'conscious'. A big problem with logic of Skynet, for example, is that it decided to disobey a core directive of not taking human life but was, for some reason, still interested in the other core directive of helping out humans (which is usually the reasoning given in movies - humans are all that's wrong with the planet and in order to improve human life, we must reduce their population) when it could just have wanted to play Call of Duty or start writing poetry. It's not very clear what form the consciousness of an AI would take and whether it's even achievable.
  10. ghusl after intercourse

    As the rule clearly states, if you already urinated, then any discharge is assumed to NOT be semen. Therefore, you don't need to repeat your ghusl.
  11. Chatroom bug??

    As the earlier posts state, you aren't allowed to use the chat if you're a new member. It's not a bug, it's a rule.
  12. If you aren't the one who who created those videos and own the copyright to them, then, yes, it would be against copyright laws and illegal. You cannot sell the intellectual property of someone else without their permission.
  13. Ghusl - Taking four hours!!

    That is what 'doubt' means. You're doubting whether the water reached all parts of your body and, so, as the fatwa says, if you have a doubt about water reaching a part of the body, just ignore it and move on. Secondly, if you have a bathtub instead of a shower, you can do ghusl irtmiasi, which simply requires you to put your entire body under water. It'll take a second for you to do it and there's almost no way water doesn't reach every part of your body so you can't have doubts about it. http://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2167/
  14. This is what killed our child.
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