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  1. Salaam everybody: Here's an opportunity to increase blessings throughout this community and throughout the whole world. I remember seeing old threads from years past about salawat pledges, but this thread will be slightly different. The only goal of this thread is to post the salawat as often as we can, and nothing more: اللّهُمّ صَلّ عَلَى مُحَمّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمّدٍ Allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin O Allah: (please do) bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad Rules of this thread: 1. All members are encouraged to post the salawat as often as they like, English or Arabic (but only once per post please) 2. Like as many posts as possible (reciting it yourself out loud while you like the post) 3. No other discussions or statements please, this is purely for salawat only Let's see how long this chain will go, and how much blessing we can all accumulate from posting and liking. More information on the salawat: http://www.duas.org/salwaat.htm I'll get started: Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammad wa ali Muhammad
  2. Post Your Voices!

    This is lame. People are supposed to post their actual voices, not random sounds of cats and monkeys. Thread is boring.
  3. Every Friday (Eid-e-Jome), during God's most blessed day of the week, Moderators or Administrators will select one member as the "ShiaChat Member of the Week". Throughout the following week, everyone is encouraged to: Show that member general mercy and compassion, and an open, welcoming embrace. Make that member feel special and honored. Like that member's posts whenever possible. Withhold any grudges or divisive arguments with that member, if you have any. Once we pick a member, we'll put up their name, avatar picture, and give a few brief words here on this thread. No other prizes or anything beyond that. Nothing grand here. It's a very simple recognition. This thread will be locked to keep things simple. Stay tuned for this coming Friday, when the first person will be selected. Check the thread often, you could be selected next!
  4. How High Can We Go?

    Simple game, we all add by one. Choose an item. Lets go. One tree
  5. Make sure to check out the Brothers and Sisters Only Clubs. Send a “Join Club” request now! Membership is by approval only. Brothers: Sisters:
  6. 1 week language challenge

    Russian or Mandarin.
  7. [MOD NOTE: Thank you to the SC Development Team for participating in this topic.] Important questions will be raised here with a nice, short, high quality, informative answer. This will include a range of subjects and topics. We're going for the pressing, the relevant, the captivating, and the important. Discussions happen all the time, but I feel like good, concise answers are in short supply within the post forest. Perhaps that's why the same questions keep getting raised. The confusions aren't being cleared up in our info saturated world! If you have any questions that want to be answered, please inform a Development Team member, and it may show up here. So expect good learning, concentrated in one thread! No discussing, no typing. Just reading! You can always discuss in other topics. -------------- If you want to be surprised about the questions in this topic, keep reading. If you are looking for a specific question, these are brief descriptions and links to the Important Questions Answered in this topic in the following pages: Question #1: What are the key differences between Islamic temporary marriage (mut'a) and prostitution? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=2961382 Question #2: I often hear about the concepts of "human rights", "social justice", and "oppression" in the news media. As a Muslim, I am confused about all of this. What distinguishes human rights and justice in the Islamic perspective from the common secular perspective everyone around me believes? What is oppression really? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=2961398 Question #3: Everyone keeps asking me, why weren't the 12 Imams of the Ahlul-Bayt AS specifically mentioned BY NAME in the Holy Qur'an? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=2961417 Question #4: What does the Shi'i belief of taqiyyah entail and what is the proof for it? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=2963651 Question #5: What is Khums and what is it paid on? Please give examples of things on which Khums is payable. http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=2966088 Question #6: Who are the Mahram and Non-Mahram for boys and men and who are the Mahram and Non-Mahram for girls and women? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=2966125 Question #7: What does Taqleed mean? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=2968583 Question #8: What is the difference between jealousy (Hasad) and envy (Ghibta)? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=2970774 Question #9: What kind of prayer is the night vigil prayer? Please explain all the rules and issues regarding night vigil prayer or what is known as Salat al-Layl. http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=2973650 Question #10: In the early years of Islam, due to certain circumstances, slavery was condoned. But then, considering that the progress of human reason would one day compel him to renounce the enslavement of human beings by other human beings as inhuman and irrational, why was it allowed to endure? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=2976207 Question #11: I have free will to choose good or evil. But Allah knows what choice I will make. If that's true, then it means it doesn't matter what choice I try to make (because no matter what I do, Allah knows I will make X choice even though I'm trying to make Y choice). Thus X choice is imposed upon me no matter what I do... So where's the free will? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=2976997 Question #12 One of the Imams was once asked, “What proof is there for the contingency of the world?” The Imam replied, “Behold the egg; it consists of two liquids from which both male and female chicks of various types develop. This is proof of the createdness of the world.” The reply seems to have convinced the questioner, for he remained silent. However, how does this reply prove the contingency of the world? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=2984422 Question #13 Is the world ever left without the presence of a representative of God? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=2991284 Question #14: Is Family Planning allowed in Islam? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=2991804 Question #15: Whereas we know that the children born due to illegal relations have no role in their illegitimacy and have not committed any sins, then also according to Islamic traditions they are treated differently. And they are not allowed to take the important posts like that of a judge, Imam-e-Jamat and Maraja etc. Why? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3000550 Question #16: Who is a kafir? Are they najis? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3002919 Question #17: Why is the word 'Ibrahim' in Surah al-Baqarah spelled differently than it is in every other surah? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3007317 Question #18: When was "hasten his reappearance" added to 'salawat' (greetings) and what was the reason behind it? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3009369 Question #19: What is the iddah for women? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3010023 Question #20: Why does Allah hate divorce so much? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3016349 Question #21: What about dreams? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3018655 Question #22a: Is sarcasm okay? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3019309 Question #22b: What legal reference do we have for Eid Nowruz? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3019434 Question #23: Why is the inheritance of women half that of men? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3023480 Question #24: Was Prophet Muhammad’s marriage to Aisha a pedophilic relationship? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3025965 Question #25: What do we say when others spread that Rajab is not special and amal is bid’a (innovations)? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3028446 Question #26: What is the procedure of ghusl e janabat? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3031176 Question #27: Hadith about the death of Abdullah of Hijaz and the reappearance of Imam Mahdi, are they authentic? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3034166 Question #28: Why are shrimps halal and crabs haram? What makes one of them halal and the other haram despite the fact that both of them are from the same category? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3036802 Question #29: What is the Shia view on contraception?Can a woman practice birth control without the consent of her husband? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3038846 Question #30: Have The 313 Already Been Chosen? Is it true that the 313 companions have already been chosen and that we cannot be from amongst them nor make an intention to be from amongst them? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3041815 Question #31: What is the best verse in the Quran? Can we say the best Ayah or we should say that all ayāt are best depending on purpose? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3044611 Question #32: What is the philosophy behind the prohibition of (consumption of) liquor? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3046900 Question #33: What Does ‘Salawaat’ On Prophet Muhammad & His Family Mean? Why does it hold such a high importance in our faith? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3048559 Question #34: What is meant by Al –Fajr-ul-Kadhib (false dawn) and Al-Fajr-ul-Sadiq (true dawn)? According to which one of them do we offer Salah (Prayer) and how can we ascertain the time of the true dawn? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3050860 Question #35: What is the Fast of the Month of Ramadan? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3052974 Question #36: Did Imam Ali (AS) fight all innovations [for example Taraweeh] when he was in power? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3054955 Question #37: What is Zikr? Some people mention it all the time. http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3057518 Question #38: Please let me know in detail the beliefs of Zaidiyyah sect, especially the Houthis? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3059691 Question #39: What are the rewards and benefits of wearing rings with valuable stones on them? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3061373 Question #40: According to Dua Kumayl, what are the MAJOR sins that bring upon calamities? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3066108 Question #41: Why is it forbidden to give the Arabic version of the Holy Qur`an to a disbeliever? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3068114 Question #42: Why do some people oppose mysticism and the mystics making reference to ahadith (traditions)? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3070378 Question #43: Remember when Imam Ali AS said "Ask me before you lose me?" Were people really not listening to him? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3072463 Question #44: What is your opinion about meditation of the Yoga-Zen variety? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3074860 Question #45: Why are the prophets free of sin and error? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3076739 Question #46: What is the opinion of Islam about the period between the engagement and the wedding? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3078936 Question #47: I saw a website asking people to sign a petition to urge the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to stop the barbaric practice of "honor killings" and wonder if "honor killing" is really part of Islam? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3081041 Question #48: Which one of the holy Imams (AS) recited Dua Faraj? Please provide references. http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3083225 Question #49: What color should one wear? What is the ruling on wearing black? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3084633 Question #50: I want to know the history of the wedding of Janab Qasim (as). Are there any references available for this? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3086720 Question #51: Are we allowed to adopt children? If yes, then does an adopted girl have to wear hijâb when she becomes nine in front of her `father' and `brother'? Similarly, in case of an adopted boy, would the `mother' and `sister' have to observe hijâb in his presence? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3088217 Question #52: My question is with regards to the ziyarat/salaam we recite to the Ahlul-bayt A.S. after prayers and majalis. http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3089878 Question #53: Where and when did mourning for Imam Hussein (A.S.) start first? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3091529 Question #54: Is there any objection to a person doing exercise with music? Are athletic actions with music considered to be dancing? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3093351 Question #55: Was the wife of Hazrat Abbas, Lady Lubaba, present in Karbala? http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=3095575 .....to be continued.....
  8. SuperBowl 2018

    Going for it on 4th down was critical. If they hadn’t done this, they would have lost.
  9. SuperBowl 2018

    Whatever you think of the teams, the game itself was fun to watch. It was fast paced, and a lot of Philly’s high risk plays paid off. It was tense until the end, worrying that the Eagles may pull an Atlanta, but they did not. Those who thought the Pats would win probably also thought Hillary would win too. Sometimes we can’t break free from the comfort of convention. Brady doesn’t always win. The world is just.
  10. World Cup 2018!

  11. World Cup 2018!

    How many times has Iraq made the World Cup?
  12. Is Rape Allowed in Islam?

    What a stupid and ridiculous question to ask. Nevertheless, the question has been answered, and the Guest Lounge is for quick answers, not long discussions. Closed.
  13. Post Your Voices!

    Topic reopened. Off topic posts removed. As a reminder, please report posts you believe are inappropriate formally and mods will handle it in their report center, and appropriate action will be taken. This is better than sending PMs or getting into public discussion about it. Also, please no mockery or insensitive posts. Being playful is fine, but have common sense to not push boundaries.
  14. Interesting video describing the natural human inclination to form cities and some common trends. Interesting how impactful farming beyond individual sustinence is, and how that singly changed human history, as the proportion of consumers to individual farmer keeps going up.
  15. Why do so many admire Ibn Arabi

    Internet high schoolers think they know so much. It’s fun to play judge, jury, and executioner on whomever they like. At most, people here can form preliminary opinions, but not enough to form a decisive conclusion. You got to study this intensely for years. Semester has started again people. Back to work.
  16. Appeasing Sunnis

    Any specific examples?
  17. #25 Best Universal Food Base?

    There's definitely some cultural biases here in favor or rice/bread over noodles. Not many noodle dishes exist in the landmass between Italy and China?
  18. Meteors hit in Michigan.

    http://www.mlive.com/weather/index.ssf/2018/01/its_official_meteor_becomes_me.html
  19. Ate/Eating/Will Eat?

    Chocolate.
  20. What is freedom really?

    There’s two broad types of freedoms, “freedom to” and “freedom from”. The second one is the more precious one.
  21. Your Username Or Avatar

    I’ve changed my avatar image too many times over the years. I’m a perfectionist, and keep trying to find the right image that fits the right mood, color scheme, visibility, and design. I go through many artistic phases, and have overthought it more than I should. I envy those of you who have kept the same image for years, of which they’ve become iconic. I’m too experimental and hands on to let things set forever. As you all know
  22. Checking the phone for what exactly? For a specific purpose or just because....?
  23. Donald J. Trump [OFFICIAL THREAD]

    Isn’t it obvious there’s a symbiotic loop going on between Trump and the media? Like they feed one another? Trump says something, the media flashes it around to feign outrage, they get views and ratings, while Trump gets the attention he craves. Then the process repeats and repeats. My question is, how long will this gravy train last?
  24. This is a stupid proposition and not worth discussion. Anyone can be a Muslim. Thread closed.
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