David66

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  1. ^ Hello, I doubt that. But, if there is, they will view us as a very dangerous and violent species. They will either avoid us like the plague or eradicate us before we can spread through out the Universe. All the Best, David
  2. Hello, If our Universe is finite then what begins where our Universe ends? And, peoples fear of aliens coming to Earth and taking it over is not just a "Hollywood" generated fear. It has a strong historical basis. Throughout history, when civilizations collide, there is almost always a winner and a looser. Earth generated radio signals have only traveled about 100 light years into space. Perhaps, 125 light years away is a predatory species with space traveling capability just listening for the dinner bell. All the Best, David
  3. Hello, It is not a question of if. It is a question of where. Our Universe is infinite. Therefore, there are infinite possibilities. Somewhere out there is a planet just like this one. The only difference, my name is spelled Buba instead of Bubba. Infinite space, infinite possibilities. The concept boggles our human brains. All the Best, David
  4. Hello, You all are justifying the same activity but from different poles. Let me boil it down for you. Saudi Arabia is supporting nefarious terrorist groups to protect/promote it's perceived interest. Iran is propping up a brutal dictator to protect/promote it's perceived interest. The United States is supporting nefarious groups to protect/promote it's perceived interest. Russia is propping up a brutal dictator to protect/promote it's perceived interest. It really is that simple. The efforts here and the efforts by State sponsored media to portray one side as righteous and the other evil is pure propaganda. All the Best, David
  5. Hello, What is this? More quotes from an Eminem song? Remember when I called you out on that one? I am no fan of American banks either but what you are proposing is disingenuous and akin to theft. Obviously, the bank is looking for new customers. But, your proposal to Shia Chat members defines a scheme to pocket $250 and walk way. Frankly, the nefarious nature of your scheme should be obvious based on where you found it, "hustlemoneyblog dot com." I think religion is more than just going through the motions. One may pray five times a day or go to church every Sunday but if such activities and studies and meditation have no effect on their moral compass then they are just going through the motions. Your promotion and posting of such a scheme on a religious web site indicates to me you are just going through the motions. All the Best, David
  6. ^ Hello, You seem to base morality on what you can get away with. I have seen that behavior quite often in "thugs." All the Best, David
  7. Hello,

    I hope you are doing well.  Thank you for your response on the hijab thread.  Can you guide me to Mohammed's (pbuh) statements on this issue?

    Best Regards,

    David 

    1. Hassan-

      Hassan-

      Al-Fudayl bin Yasar asked Imam as-Sadiq (a.s.) about the forearms of a woman: whether they are included in the “beauty” as described by the Almighty when He says, “and they should not display their beauty except for their husbands...” The Imam replied, “Yes, and what is beneath the veil covering the head (hijab) is from the beauty [as mentioned in the verse], and also what is beneath the wristbands.”3 

      As one can clearly see in this authentic hadith, the Imam has exempted the face and the hands, but everything else has been counted as “the beauty that should not be displayed except for their husbands...”

      Reference:  Al-Kulayni, al-Furu‘ mina ’l-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 64.

    2. Hassan-

      Hassan-

      That is one of many narrations, there are many other narrations regarding the dress code of women.

    3. Hassan-

      Hassan-

      Also women fully covering their bodies is mentioned various times in the Quran, if you want more info look at this link: https://www.al-islam.org/hijab-muslim-womens-dress-islamic-or-cultural-sayyid-muhammad-rizvi

  8. Hello, In the verses from the Quran referenced here and others that I have read I find no mention of the hijab. I do see where women are advised to cover their breast in public and dress modestly. Am I missing something? How has the hijab become such a symbol of and requirement for Muslim women? All the Best, David
  9. Hello, Maybe you should rejoin the thread once you can contribute to the topic. This is true. The United States can not support the Shia majority in Bahrain because such support would increase Iran's control of the Persian Gulf. What we have to understand is the Middle East is in a "Cold War." Saudi Arabia and Iran are maneuvering for control and both will use whatever leverage they have to enhance their cause. I think both governments are weak and not well thought of by the majority of their citizens. But, they play the Sunni versus Shia card to the hilt and when all else fails the "evil Jew" card. In my opinion, the theocratic rule in Iran will fail along with the dynastic rule in Syria, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States. It is just a matter of when. Once a person taste freedom it is what they crave. All the Best, David
  10. Hello, You have no proof of this and no way of knowing it. There is no doubt some very bad actors co-opted the uprising against Assad. But, to claim the Syrian people had no issues with the dynastic, autocratic rule of the al-Assad family is absurd. And, to declare their struggle for something better as just a manipulation is quite treacherous on your part. Bashar al-Assad would not be in power now without the assistance received from Hezbollah and Iran. And, this assistance will destabilize the Middle East for decades to come. By the way, are you sure you are not a native English speaker? I think you mentioned you are from Tanzania. So I assumed English is not your first language. But, your English is better than most native speakers. All the Best, David
  11. ^ Hello, Same old story, you are great and god is on your side. I am wicked and I do the devils work. I realize that is what you have been taught since birth. But, maybe someday you will remove the spectacles that blind you and realize the World is not so black and white. Might I suggest you visit Israel or the United States? As Mark Twain said, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." All the Best, David
  12. Hello, @Al Hadi If you associate those things with Christians then you will tend to associate those things with Christianity. That is just how the human brain works. By the way, I am not a Christian, I am agnostic. All the Best, David
  13. ^ Hello, It is the behavior of Muslims that defines what Islam means. And, the same is true for other religions. All the Best, David
  14. Hello, Yes I have. In fact, the country was Ecuador. I visited Ecuador about a year ago and loved it. It is not as "homogenized" as the United States. And, you can go from the Pacific Ocean, to beautiful mountains and the start of the Amazon basin in little more than a day. And the fruits and vegetables, oh my. So much to see and do. I may still do it as a second career type of thing. English teachers are in demand there. All the Best, David
  15. ^ Hello, I agree. There are shortcoming in the US medical system. But, I think calling the US Medical system the "worst thing" is a bit an overstatement. For example, "What countries have lead the world in medical research and innovation in the past 20 years?" https://www.quora.com/What-countries-have-lead-the-world-in-medical-research-and-innovation-in-the-past-20-years There are some positive aspects as well. All the Best, David