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  1. Did the Prophet marry a 9 year old?

    Shias trying to rationalize Aisha's Age: @Qa'im
  2. Okay, so what if someone is using their "free speech" to spread evil in the world and cause misery and suffering to untold millions? How exactly is that a good thing? Free speech makes sense if you don't think there are objective morals in the world. If you believe in God and His Messenger, and you understand the moral order is subject to red lines and then within that there is a scope where free discussion can happen, then you will understand that the Western understanding of free speech is wrong. If we really believe there is a hereafter, how can you believe that someone preaching atheism and damning souls to eternal Fire is something we should allow? Or are you implicitly assuming that the material world is the only "real world" that we "actually know about" and that the hereafter is a "personal belief" and not an objective fact about the nature of reality?
  3. Confused about my Beliefs.

    @It's me hello Start following this page and you'll understand what's wrong with secular liberalism: https://www.facebook.com/haqiqatjou/ Alternatively, you can check out the archives on this website: https://muslimskeptic.com/ The problem is in the foundations of your worldview. Do you believe in God? Do you believe in the Prophet (s)? Do you have certainty in these, or is it a "kinda i guess"? If you have a rock solid foundation in terms of the existence of God, then you'll understand that all ideologies which purport to offer a better way are false. You say that secular liberalism is better because "look at all the Muslim countries." But all empires have rises and falls. Right now, the Muslim world is recovering from its fall and it's back on the rise. Alternatively, we're on the precipice of the fall of Western civilization. We have an unjust usury system, a meaningless nihilistic, hedonistic life-plan, low birth rates, high divorce rates etc. And in any case, ultimately happiness is not found in other than Allah. Do you really think the modern Westerner with all his wealth and no serious family ties is more happy than the Easterners who have God and family at least available to them? The very concepts you're using to analyze the world are wrong. You need to read. Read Rene Guenon's The Crisis of the Modern World, Mutahhari's "Woman and Her Rights," and Misbah Yazdi's 2 volume set on the Islamic political system.
  4. Desire for a huge family

    The believers are brothers of one another. The tribe ideally will be blood relations. But the shahadah is thicker than blood. Therefore, the masjid must become the tribe in this fallen age.
  5. [MATURE] Sexual Etiquette

    ...you seem to be a lot more religious than this guy? This could be an issue in the marriage, no? I think you should calm down and let him take the lead. And maybe hint you want to have this conversation. (After you have a permanent or temporary marriage contract so you can talk about sexual details in a halal manner inshaAllah.)
  6. Desire for a huge family

    You must enlist the help of a tribe in order to raise them. Nuclear family is really a travesty. We need tribes.

    @Follower of Truth First of all, we have to distinguish between words and concepts. We should not look only for the word "imam" in the Quran, but rather the concept it represents to see if it is mentioned. Imamah the concept is expressed with two other words that are explicitly mentioned in the Quran: wilayah, and "the Amr." If you look in shi'i hadith literature, these words are always talked about and even sometimes used synonymously with imamah. Therefore, the concept that imamah refers to is mentioned in the Quran, in dozens of verses, and can be derived through an analysis of said verses. That being said, the word "imam" is also used as well in the Quran in several verses. If we engage in an analysis of these verses, the imamah will be made clear. Lastly, the position of the Shia scholars regarding one who rejects the imamah are of two types: one who knowingly rejects it and one who does not know about it. The one who does not know about it is potentially excused, and Allah's Mercy is great. The one who knowingly rejects it is a Muslim in this world and a kaafir in the next. Your question should therefore be "why is this concept not more explicit. Why not have an ayah which says 'Ali is the imam.' " or something of the sort. The answer to this is as follows: 1. As a student of knowledge you should not care whether something is obvious or not obvious - the question is whether the idea can be soundly derived from the Quran and the Sunnah. If it takes 100 hours of classes to prove something, then it does not matter as long as it is proven. 2. We have examples of exclusive knowledge in the Quran. Musa with the "'abd al-Salih" who most people think is Nabi Khidr (as). The idea that every truth in the Quran has to be made easy is not true. 3. If you look for what I've been calling synonyms of Imamah you have them pretty explicitly stated in the Quran. For example, the verse about "wa hum raki'oon" is a clear reference to Imam Ali being the Wali of the mu'mineen. 4. This objection is not deadly if we can offer a justification for why the doctrine is not explicitly stated. On the Shi'i view of history, the cabal that usurped Imam Ali's rights refused to let the Prophet (s) write down his final will and even called his sanity (and hence nubuwwah) into questioned, burned the hadith, threatened, and according to some, killed Fatima, oppressed the Ahlul Bayt, and when Imam Ali was finally caliph they launched insurrections against him and tried to kill him. In other words, from our point of view, it is perfectly obvious that these people would have stopped at nothing to achieve their aims and that includes attempting tahreef of the Quran if that is what it took. If there was an explicit verse, they would have attempted this. Allah did not protect the Quran through some kind of magic shield in which anyone who tried to change a verse would be struck by lightning. Allah protected the Quran in many ways; in the hearts of the multitude of Companions such that changing it would by nature be difficult, but also by hiding in plain sight those verses that would be problematic to any ruling elite (whether the Usurpers or the Ummayyids.) Furthermore, this argument is substantiated from a Shi'i point of view by the fact that we have evidence that the Prophet (s) explicitly appointed Imam Ali on several occasions, not the least of which was Ghadir Khom, in which thousands of early Muslims witnessed his appointment. They nevertheless renegaded. We therefore have no reason to think that a Quranic verse would have changed anything, and the proof is clear for those with a heart to see. As Zakir Naik would say: hope this answers your question. @Qa'im anything to add?
  8. 2nd Marriage with same wife

    Wrong. The divorce process is "talaq" with I believe 2 witnesses, then an idda period of 4 months in which they can reconcile if they choose. If this 4 month period expires and they have not reconciled, that's 1 divorce. You still have 2 to go. I am not sure what happens if they reconcile in the 4 month period (does that count as 1 divorce still? What if they divorce, reconcile before the iddah is finished, then divorce again, then reconcile before iddah, then divorce again, etc.) Perhaps @Qa'im can answer.
  9. Daniel Haqiqatjou

    People who voted, explain your opinion. What do you agree / disagree with? Unless you voted you've never heard of him or he's sunni. Your opinion is not valid.
  10. Good post brother, though it would be better with a little less sarcasm and antagonism towards Ahlul Sunnah. Humility is the object of knowledge. Bin Baaz's argument (quoted above) is invalidated by the fact that you can create another mutah contract or a permanent marriage contract if one's intentions change. This is a distinction without a difference. Actually, there is a difference: one is dishonest because you are intentionally tricking the other person while things "might" change, in the other you are being forthright and honest upfront and if things do in fact change.
  11. Daniel Haqiqatjou

    Salaamu alaykum, Pretty sure everyone here either follows Daniel Haqiqatjou or has at least heard of him. Or lives under a rock. (See his facebook page here , where he posts most of his stuff, and his website for archives. I am wondering what the general vibe is here on his thoughts / ideas / style of presentation. The intention is not to do gheebah, but to discuss affairs of the Muslims as he is becoming an increasingly prominent voice in the West, and I predict he/the ideas he's promoting will blow up soon at least on the North American Muslim scene. I will give my views inshaAllah after some poll results are in.
  12. 2nd Marriage with same wife

    Wrong. It is only if a man and a woman divorce three times that the woman must marry another man. According to the OP, they got divorced once. They can still get married "like nothing happened" again. For Sunnis, if a man says "talaq talaq talaq" then that counts are three divorces and is therefore constitutes the irrevocable divorce in "one sitting" so to speak. Shia scholars understandably call this ridiculous because after the first "talaq" they are already divorced, so the second and the third "talaq" can't count as another divorce to a woman who has become non-mahram. If i got up to a random woman and shout "talaq" that does not mean anything because we're not married. Likewise, after the first talaq, the couple is no longer married and so anything you say after that is to a non-mahram.
  13. Premarital intercourse

    We both know that in Shi'ism there is a loophole around this ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  14. No, you have to go to the actual country of origin. Like if you live in Lebanon or Iraq or whatever for an appreciable amount of time, learn the language, etc. then you start to understand a lot of the things that seem illogical initially but have their own reasons in that context. The US does not work because it's a different cultural context in which "back home" notions are being imported out of context (which is why it looks illogical.) I'm not saying that you or I would agree with it, and it may indeed be against Islam in some cases, but what I'm saying is that when you write a whole group of people off as illogical you miss the actual reasons they act the way they act. It is seldom as baseless as it might initially seem.
  15. Premarital intercourse

    Salaam brother. These two books by Shaheed mutahhari will answer your questions. (The first one is more of a long essay, the second one a collection of essays. First one is more important than the second.) In any case in Shi'ism we have mutah so I don't know why this is an issue for you. "Pre-marital" is not really a category in shi'ism; there is marital and extra-marital. Mutah marriage is halal and not considered wrong. The criterion for the rightness and wrongness of anything is ultimately Allah Ta'alah. Allah made mutah halal and made zina haraam, the difference is that one is done while recognizing the sovereignty and limits of the Creator, the latter is done purely out of lust without regard for the Creator's limits. Saying "why do we have to recognize the Creator's limits before having sex" is like asking "why do we have to say bismillah before slaughtering a goat"? The entire point of the Shariah is to help us reign in our desires, remain pure and moral, and to ascend towards Allah ta'alah. https://www.al-islam.org/sexual-ethics-islam-and-western-world-ayatullah-murtadha-mutahhari https://www.al-islam.org/rights-women-islam-ayatullah-murtadha-mutahhari