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  1. As'salmualaikum, Inshallah I find out the gender of my baby today. My mother in law and mother are coming with my husband and I to the appointment and I need some advice before we find out. My husband is the oldest male and a (fairly recent) tradition in our community is to name the first son after his grandfather. My husband is so wonderful and will honestly do what ever I tell him especially bc he doesn't have the greatest relationship with his parents. Before I start a fight with his mother about the name I wanted more information from unbiased muslims. My father in laws name is Mohamed which we all know is one of the best names to name your son because it's after Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). But if we are technically naming it after our father in law does it lose that baraka or blessings bc it wasn't out of our free will and was done to avoid a fight? Honestly if my father in law had any other name i would still have an issue bc I am also a very independent career driven woman I work hard and help pay bills for my in laws and my parents, got my husband a house and paid off his debt so I like to make my own decisions so its hard for me to have someone else make this big decision for me. Other question is since I was a little girl I have always wanted to mane my son Burak after the horse creature that carried the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) and I believe Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH). Is Burak mentioned in the Quran? Is there anything negative with naming my son Burak? Thanks for your feedback!
  2. salam, I have heard from someone that the sufi sheikhs believe that they are in contact with Allah swt, is this true? And if so, what type of contact? Do they say they talk directly to Allah and he answers or is it something else? Because anyone who prays or makes du'aa is in contact with Allah so I would like to understand this concept a bit better (if such a thing exists in sufism).
  3. Salaams, I was reading some forums and i came across this verse from the Quran, 4:24: "And all married women except those whom your right hands possess (this is) Allah's ordinance to you, and lawful for you are (all women) besides those, provided that you seek (them) with your property, taking (them) in marriage not committing fornication. Then as to those whom you profit by, give them their dowries as appointed; and there is no blame on you about what you mutually agree after what is appointed; surely Allah is Knowing, Wise". Im having trouble understanding this verse. 1) can the "right hand possesses" still have a husband while under her master? 2) what happens to the husband? 3) what happens to the children of the woman and her first husband? 4) Also, this verse refers to the marrying of the slaves (right hand), does that mean that if the captive is married she is still halaal for the owner? Please help me understand this verse because if the slave is already married then gets married to the owner, isnt that polygamy and zina? does it make the last marriage void? and taking away the rights of the husband and the slave wife?
  4. I'll keep it brief. Firstly, why do we need a God? Secondly, why does God need to be one? Lastly, why does this God have to the Muslim's God? Looking for detailed answers with one principal reason, not too interested in anecdotal evidence, rather objective evidence if it is necessary.
  5. Hi there, I am a 15 year old living in England. I had a very strange but magical dream two days ago. I was flying around the Kaaba with I think my mother. It was the most beautiful sight ever. The Kaaba was so close to me and I was flying around I think prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Shrine/Roza was opposite but Kind of the the left side of the Kaaba. The Kaaba was as follows: It was the Kaaba and it looked like how it looks and there were three places of standing. The first was a circle and it was full of people the the outside layer was that of Imam Hussain's Roza because it was only a Rectangle standing area and that too was full of people. Then the opposite side (just like how Imam Hussain and Hazrat Abbas a.s Roza's are structured) was what I believe Prophet Muhammad's shrine. Subhanallah. As I was flying around with my mother she said to me "Mecca is the brightest place of Earth" and I was amazed, then Allah took me to outer space and i was going at a speed which was exceptionally fast that my mind was scared even though I was asleep. It is hard to explain. I was in pitch blackness but I turned to the right direction in the pitch darkness where I could see nothing, and I flyed over somehow I chose the right direction (in pitch blackness I could have gone to wrong way and away from the earth but I went the direction of the earth) and I was going at speeds which are unexplainable. Then I saw the Beautiful Eartb to the left and the Sun to the right. They were not that far away from each other. In earth there it was dark from space but only one area there was a beautiful yellow light shining which i could see from space. The sun was a yellow ball and the earth was dark with only one area where light was shining. Going in very fast speed, I aimed for the bright spot but I was scared even in my dream of crashing and of Jinns in space but I carried on going for earth and as I got closer I realised that the spot where there was yellow light beaming out of was the KAABA, MECCA. My mothers words had come true. I kept flying towards earth until I was so afraid of crashing/dying that I woke myself up. I could feel my conscious self trying to wake myself up if that makes sense? Please can I have your thoughts on this dream? It is by far the most beautiful dream I have ever heard, it is a shame that worldly fears were present even when I was flying around the Kaaba and even when Allah took my soul of this world to prove my mothers statement that Kaaba is the most lit up place on earth. Subhanallah. I told my mother this dream when I woke up and she said it was beautiful and the reason I was scared was because I am a sinner and the worldly fears. She said she was worried I went to pitch blackness as that I generally a bad sign, but she was glad I found the way around to planet earth and kaaba even I didn't make it all the way because I woke myself up due to fear of Jinns and Crashing. What do you guys think? I would like to hear your thoughts on this.
  6. Salaam to everyone This is my first post, hopefully not last (admins don't ban me) I'm new to Islam. After leaving the Hari krishna cult, which has given me nothing but misery. Lately, I've been finding it difficult to actually get a sense of belonging. I'd identify myself as a Muslim, in terms of my actions and where I get information from, I'd say more towards the Sunni persuasion. I do YouTube videos just for fun. But lately, it's become serious. Shocking, in terms of my views and opinions I've attracted a lot of support from the Shia community and have been shunned and even had death threats from people who identify themselves as Sunni. I speak against Wahhabi and Salafism. I want Shia people to give me their thoughts on Wahhabis and Salafis. Are there any Shia's who agree or support them? It seems like some Sunnis do but they would never identify themselves as Salafi but will be the first to scream and shout that they are Sunnis. Here is my video, please do go through the comments. Some are laughable, some are really stupid and some really good ones who support my ideas. Am I doing a wrong this but exposing Saudi Arabia? Am I incorrect in my understanding of Islam? Does Islam actually state you can't criticize people of Saudi Arabia because Mecca and Madinah sits with them? I do hope the above makes sense. Regards Praecursator 007
  7. new album in memory of sayeda fatima al zahraa death - live recorded in high quality - Bahrain ‏‎[ يٓا جُرْحَ الحُسَيٓنْ ] تقدم لكم ؛ بالتعاون مع مسجد الزهراء ‏‎•» الرادود سيد هاني الوداعي ‏‎•» إستشهاد السيده فاطمه الزهراء (ع) ‏‎•» ليله ١٤ جمادى الأول ١٤٣٨هـ ‏‎•» مسجد الزهراء (ع) Track 00 ‏http://ashbaal.media/3zaa/1438/s.hani/zahra/00.mp3 Track 01 ‏http://ashbaal.media/3zaa/1438/s.hani/zahra/01.mp3 Track 02 ‏http://ashbaal.media/3zaa/1438/s.hani/zahra/02.mp3 Track 03 ‏http://ashbaal.media/3zaa/1438/s.hani/zahra/03.mp3 Track 04 ‏http://ashbaal.media/3zaa/1438/s.hani/zahra/04.mp3 Track 05 http://ashbaal.media/3zaa/1438/s.hani/zahra/05.mp3 التسجيل الصوتي: علي حيان علي انور حسين طاهر كميل غايب الهندسة الصوتية: علي المنصور ‏Insta: ‏http://instagram.com/jr7_alhussain ‏Soundcloud: ‏https://soundcloud.com/jr7_alhussain ‏WhatsApp: 36990301 | ارسل كلمه اشتراك # اللجنه الصوتيه لموكب أشبال الزهراء ع
  8. Friends Let us try to analyze the basis on which the list of 7 countries was framed, the list banning people from US shores. In my view, here are some of the points worth considering. 1. Countries which are full of terrorists, such as Pakistan and Afghanistan, were excluded. Why? Well, it is common knowledge that Pakistan is a US puppet. And with massive US presence in Afghanistan, strategically, it may not be a very good idea to provoke Afghanistan at this point. 2. Countries which embody and promote the ideology that produces terrorists, such as Saudi Arabia were excluded. Why? Because Saudi Arabia is helping the US achieve its imperialist goals in the Middle East. And possibly because Saudi Arabia is rumored to have arrived at a secret pact with Israel against Iran. Qatar is also a US puppet., as are all Gulf principalities, solely interested in the countless dollars that flow from their oil. Saudi Arabia has been equipped with the finest in weaponry, by both the US and Britain, which it has used extensively to subdue poverty-stricken Yemen. And let us not forget that all (or most) of the terrorists in the biggest single episode of terrorism (the iconic 9/11) were Saudi nationals, not from any other country. Osama bin Laden himself was a Saudi. 3. Most terrorists are people with some sympathy for al Qaida or ISIS, And that ideology comes from Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia was born from the womb of terrorism, when the Saudis overran the land just short of 100 years ago. In fact, Saudi Arabia and ISIS have exactly the same ideology, except that the Saudis are the first cab off the rank. And they do not wish to lose the crown and trillions of dollars to ISIS. So Saudi Arabia being excepted from the ban is clear evidence that fear of terrorism is NOT the reason for the ban. 4.Turkey has produced a large number of terrorists in the recent past. But Turkey was not in the list. After all, how could a NATO ally be in the list, regardless how much terrorism there is in that country. 5. And now the big surprise! Countries with an enviable record of containing terrorist activity, such as Iran were included. If my memory serves me right, if all the instances of terror around the world in the last 20 years were to be listed, not one single episode can be traced to Iran. Or if I may have missed something in the news, Iran would definitely be at the bottom of the list. Yet Iran was listed. 6. Now let us think - why exactly was Iran in the list? Was it because the US has not yet fully avenged itself for being booted out of Iran in 1953 and then again in 1980? Or because Iran has refused to recognized Israel as a legitimate baby? Quite possibly both. And that is the whole point. If an imperialist power believes that Israel is a legitimate child, how could anyone dare to differ? If God's own country desires that every nation MUST accept that view, how could anyone support a different view? Imperialism redux! Accept what the master says or he will destroy you! Voltaire must be turning in his grave at the abuse of freedom of opinion but no freedom of opinion is allowed there. Absolutely none! All slaves (aka allies) must obey the master and ditto his views and opinions. Otherwise, they will be branded as the axis of evil. to paraphrase, George Bush the younger. 7. The US has a history of making friends with bad boys just like Mafia bosses have always enlisted murderers and hoodlums. (a) It developed Osama into becoming Osama until Osama was annoyed by US bases in Saudi Arabia and turned against them. (b) It used Saddam to build its power in the region. TIME magazine once quoted a US official as saying "Saddam is a SOB but he is our SOB". In other words, he is a horrible man, of course, but he serves our purpose. And that is all that matters. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In summary therefore, its is clear that the basis for the list of 7 was not the fear of terrorist activity but the game of political and imperialist chess. Are you willing to work for me as a slave? Don't feel embarrassed. I won't call you a slave. You will be known as an ally. If you are willing, then I will have to work out how useful you could be to me. After all, an evil slave who is blindly obedient to the master is more useful than one who chooses ethics over his master's wishes. The latter will not help the master in his evil goals and needs to be ejected from his circle of trusted aides. And that is all that matters - not morals and not ethics. And that is why Saudi Arabia was excluded and Iran was included in that infamous list. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The US was a good country until 1945 when it was suddenly pushed into the limelight. And as we all know, the limelight tends to make one lose one's head and that, in my view, is what has happened. There are good Americans and there are bad Americans just as there are good and bad people all over the world. But most of the world has tended to treat the ever more powerful US as a god. They have followed the American entertainment industry in promoting promiscuity and godlessness, instead of promoting Christian values. And that was a very big mistake. In matters of sex, the world is clearly going bonkers, thanks to the way shown by Hollywood and its ilk. If Western nations had turned to Christ, whom they have effectively abandoned, instead of the US for their values, it would be restored to its previous place in a matter of minutes. Christianity would prevail over the doctrine of hedonism which has taken hold of our senses. Likewise, non-Christian countries must also revive their own values embodied in the teachings of Buddhism, Confucius, Hinduism, Islam etc. instead of following the US blindly. We teach our children how to make money but we never encourage them to try and live by the teachings of their faith. For God's sake, let us get away from the mirage of the powerful elephant, which is destroying our world. Let us seek comfort in the teachings and values of religion, not of powerful and rich nations. Wealth and power belong to God alone. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If we turned away from the worldly goals of wealth and pleasure, I think, the world could be a much better place. A planet of true peace like none other in the solar system and beyond. Until then, I believe, we must learn to live in a very uncertain world, ruled by a puerile despot, that the US has become.
  9. Salam Everyone, I would like to find out a reasonable interpertation of my dream. I am at my college and there are many people standing casually, suddenly I see five birds circuling the sky. The birds resmeble white pidgeons but are quite big to be pidgeons. I had heard in the dream that the birds are related to Bibi Fatima (sa) and I wish one would come to me. Then one bird from the five, comes onto my shoulder and I am very happy. Then there is a sudden distress and everyone starts running, I am of those running too, but I have taken the bird in my arms and have cuddled it to my chest, as if I am protecting it. After all this is over I am at home and the place where the bird had sat on me, has a pink stamp with something Fatima (sa) written on it and a weird pink leaf pattern on my jacket which meant in my dream, "protection of Fatima (sa)". Well I thought maybe someone could provide a detailed interpertation. Thankyou.☺☺
  10. Salaamu alaykum everyone, Please check out this new series that absolutely destroys all these anti-Islam YouTube atheists who think true Muslims are ISIS terrorists. If you like the video, please upvote it on YouTube + share on social media because the atheists are rushing to downvote them without watching them because they know they are getting exposed. Please also share your thoughts below in the thread:
  11. If anyone wants to donate its a great cause. 2nd Chance Books for Prisoners Program "Some of the many benefits of this program are changing prisoners bad habits into good ones; achieving social reform by teaching the morals and ethics of the Holy Prophet and his Holy Household (pbut), molding leaders; producing better citizens who will be active in helping their communities upon their release, promoting awareness of the true teachings of Islam as taught by Prophet Muhammad (s) and his Holy Household (as) and to remove misinformation and misconceptions about Islam and Muslims from the peoples minds." "You can get involved by helping in any of these ways: donation of $25 can sponsor to send a prisoner a package of six books, donating new or used books, donating prayer rugs, tasbih, turbah or simply spreading the word with your family and friends who may be able to help this cause." " This program will provide the proper tools for change; Free Islamic books on belief, ethics, morality and family structure in Islam. They can use these books as a tool for self-development and to reform themselves and also their friends, loved ones and communities upon their release. " https://www.2ndchancebooks.org/ http://www.yasinpublications.com/
  12. Salams This is the second time I have witnessed a Muslim playing the Azaan alarm on his mobile phone on public transport in Sydney. This is rude and unacceptable in my humble opinion. As the peak-hour commuters turned around and looked at the guy hoping that he will show courtesy of turning it off, the 'Muslim mujahid' probably thought that he was inspiring the white man and other non-Muslims. Forcing a sacred recitation in the heads of others not only adds to the hate from the outside but it also causes embarrassment and dissociation from the inside. :End: Rant of the Day.
  13. hello, I'd like to know if most of iranians are atheists or believers, and if young people believe in iran, someone knows? some people here have said that most of people that live in iran do believe in islam. thank you.
  14. I'm a Sunni, I don't know much about Shia, I just want to know, if we both Sunni and Shia are following same God Allah, and Same Prophet Rasoolallah SAW and same religion Islam, why are we fighting in every aspect ? Killing each other in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, etc. Can't we unite under one banner ISLAM, and can't we fight our common Zionist enemy? And why Shias are disrespecting some of the companions of Prophet Muhammad SAW ?
  15. If our Prophet Muhammad (P.b.u.H) had been sent in this era, would you even consider His teachings? If yes.... Have you been open-minded enough to consider other religions or ideas that are against the teachings of your forefathers? :ideas-worth-pondering:
  16. Salam az man! I know I'm not the first Muslim to have these thoughts but in this thread I'd like to explore in depth the reasons why the Islamic world as a whole, whether Sunni, Shia or Wahabi, Sufi or non-Sufi, is so far the Western or developed countries of the world by almost every possible measure of success. When did this rot set in if you consider that at one time the Muslim world were world-leaders in almost every measure of success -- albeit many centuries ago now! So what and when did it all go wrong? Please don't let this become a thread about sectarianism, Sunni vs. Shia etc. unless you feel it is really relevant to the topic! Also can we please avoid the typically bland Muslim answers to this question, "We're not good Muslims anymore -- when we become good Muslims again Allah will grant us victory!" I do think that the fact we've been divided internally for so long is one reason for our lack of success. Isn't it interesting that the most developed Muslim countries with the highest quality of life such as Turkey and Malaysia are also the most secular? Some say it was, in the Sunni world at least, when we closed the doors of ijtihad in the 12th century. Others go back further and say that it was with the rejection of rationalism and the Mutazilites that this problem first started... Also is it a coincidence that almost all of the famous "Muslim" scientists we are so proud of such as Ibn Sina, al Farabi, Ibn Rushd, mathematicians like Khayyam, etc. were considered heretics in their own time by most of the orthodox? I think all this is related. These are just some areas of possible discussion.
  17. Hello everyone, I am currently researching about Islam and looking into it, I am currently trying to decide Islam or Christianity. In the book Al-Ihtijaj by Al-Tabarsi and the book "Uyoon Akhbar Al-Ridha" by Shaikh Al-Saduq: The Imam (a.s.) said, “What is your opinion of John al-Daylami?” The Catholic Archbishop said, “Bravo! Bravo!” You have mentioned the person loved the most by the Messiah.” The Imam (a.s.) said, “Then I ask you to swear to and tell me whether or not the Bible says that John says, ‘The Messiah has informed me of the religion of Muhammad, the Arab, and has given me the glad tidings about him who will be (a Prophet) after him. Therefore, I gave the glad tidings of him to the disciples and they believed in him.’” My questions concerning this are as follows: - John Of Daylam was a Persian Saint who lived in the 6th century, how could Jesus say such a thing to him?! - The Bible of which the Catholicos was reading (to my limited knowledge) is the Pe[Edited Out]ta, I can't find this quote anywhere in the Pe[Edited Out]ta!
  18. Salams As signatories of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), is it obligatory for an Islamic state such as Iran [as well as other Muslim countries] to honour the agreement from the point of view of Islamic teachings and jurisprudence? [1] What are the efforts being made by Islamic legal scholars to address the obstacles and conflicts between domestic and international law & customs respectively? ----------------- [1] My general understanding of agreements in Islam is as per below article: The third type of promise is when people form actual covenants and agreements. The ayats and the traditions state that it is Wajib to fulfill this type of promise and it is Harām to go against them. For example in Surah al-‘Isrā’: “...and fulfill the promise; Surely (every) promise shall be questioned about.” (Surah al-‘Isrā’, 17:34) Similarly the Qur’an describes truthful and the pious people thus, “...and those who fulfill their promise when they make a promise..” (Surah al-Baqarah 2:177) Also when describing those who shall be saved from Hell and earn Paradise, Allah (S.w.T.) says, “And those who are keepers of their trusts and their covenant.” (Surah Al-Mum’inūn, 23:8) https://www.al-islam.org/greater-sins-volume-2-ayatullah-sayyid-abdul-husayn-dastghaib-shirazi/twenty-first-greater-sin-non
  19. Oh, my Lord! I am yearning for the Call to pray when I can be close to the Kaabah wall for the day. Who would not wish to be close to the Kaabah wall praying and feeling closer to Allah SWT? Umrah is one such feeling of getting closer to the Lord of the Heavens. The charm of seeing Kaabah for the first time and igniting the inside spiritual love with your Divine Creator in his House is a blessing indeed. Performing the rituals of Umrah is a way to reunite with Allah Almighty and to purge our souls. One of these rituals is shaving or trimming hair after Umrah. Read More Info: http://www.ilinktours.com/blog/the-religious-faith-of-trimming-hair-in-umrah/
  20. Following (Taqlid) the Religious Maraja (Mujtahid) Question: There are among us such people also who do not think that doing Taqlid in Islamic law is obligatory. They argue that it is incumbent on all to derive the laws of the Shariah from the Holy Quran and other sources. Because: 1. The Holy Quran is opposed to any kind of following (Taqlid) and it is absolutely against blindly following anyone. 2. Taqlid is to follow without question, and reason and wisdom do not like this type of following. 3. Taqlid is the cause of disunity among the Muslims because there are usually more than one Maraja and their legal rulings are not the same. Answer: We think that the source of all these objections is one. It is that there are two meanings of the word ‘Taqlid’. One of them is a general meaning which is the usual connotation. It has another literary meaning with which discussions are initiated in the books of Jurisprudence and principles. The previous and the present objections are regarding the first meaning while there is no connection between the first meaning and the second meaning. The explanation of this is usually Taqlid is used for improper actions in everyday life which people usually do by initiation without any proper thought or justification. To imitate foolish people is certainly a greater foolishness. It is neither sanctioned by reason nor by Islamic law. And no sane person is ready to follow any other person blindly. It is the same Taqlid with which the idolaters used to justify their idolatry. They used to say that their ancestors used to follow that custom and they were not prepared to forgo the customs of their ancestors. The Holy Quran has mentioned their argument in the following verses: Surely we found our fathers on a course, and surely we are followers of their footsteps.[113] They used to justify their foolish custom (of worshipping wooden and stone idols) by saying that their ancestors also did that. They used to blindly follow their customs. It is that same type of Taqlid that is responsible for the spread of social evils like racing, fashion and sexual perversion. Maulana Rumi has indicated this same type of Taqlid: “Their foolish Taqlid has destroyed the people”. As mentioned above most of the objection with regard to Taqlid are there due considering the first meaning of Taqlid which is used in general sense. However, the second meaning of Taqlid, used in religious terminology is completely different. It can be expressed in one sentence: “Following the specialists by non-specialists people in some matters.” That is, those who are not having the knowledge of religious problems, which require specialization and years of study they have to compulsorily follow the religious Mujtahid and act upon their rulings. In this sense is the meaning applicable for Taqlid—that is the following of a learned person by a less learned person. It is the basis of human life in all the fields, be they agriculture, manufacturing or medicine. If at any time this is taken out from human life, that is a patient does not visit a doctor, or people do not consult lawyers for legal advice, one does not consult the engineers and architects, one does not use the services of artisans, mechanics and experts of other fields, the social structure of the world would be endangered and every field will become extinct. The religious problems are not exempted from this system. Without any doubts, in the principles of faith like Tauheed, Adl, Nubuwwat, Imamat and Qiyamat, everyone has to do proper research themselves and their justification is nothing difficult and complicated also. Every person can do this according to his or her understanding capacity. However, for the Islamic practical laws: Worship acts, business transactions and politics like Prayer, fasting, holy war, penalties and punishments, relations and blood money marriage and divorce and thousands of other day-to-day matters. Everyone cannot obtain the knowledge of all these laws individually. Neither can they derive any benefit from the sources of Islamic law, like the Holy Quran, traditions, Reason and Consensus. Therefore people have no option but to follow the religious scholar for these problems. The scholars who have put in years of study and have gained deep knowledge of the book of Allah, the practice of the Prophet, and the sayings and writings of the Imams of Ahle Bayt (‘a). From this discussion we conclude that following a Mujtahid is not blind following without justification. This Taqlid has the logical and reasonable proof as follows: The view of a scholar, a wise man and specialist and that also that it is harmless; it is usually nearest to the truth and generally it is not away from the truth. And even if there is a mistake in it the error is limited while a non-learned person tries to act on his own he will do most of things in a wrong way. For example when a sick person goes to a doctor he usually takes a prescription and it is possible that the doctor might commit an error in it. However, his error will not have very serious repercussions in the prescription. (Here doctor denotes a knowledge and learned person). However, if man stops following the advice of doctors and whenever he is sick he takes whichever medicine he likes, then indeed he would be performing a risky thing. He has put his life into danger. The result of this discussion is that the layman following a specialist is logical and reasonable proposition. This is also established that this type of following and seeking benefits is not a sign of helplessness of man, it is rather a proof of his capability. Because we know that the sphere of knowledge is so vast that every field has hundreds of specialized branches and even if a person has the age of Nuh (‘a) and the brain of Avicenna he cannot even specialize in 1/100 of the sciences. Thus there is no other option but that he follows the specialists in the fields in which he himself is not an expert. For example if an engineer falls sick, he goes to a doctor and when a doctor wants to construct a house he goes to his favorite architect so that he may construct a plan for him. And when these two have some problem with their cars they go to an automobile mechanic. Also, those who are not specialists in Islamic law they follow the Mujtahids. Now the point remains that when people refer to the religious scholars and one dispensed appropriate advice why are they not allowed to ask questions? It is like saying that: What is the problem in the patient asking for explanation and justification of all the medicines that the doctor has prescribed for him. Is it possible for the doctor to explain all the prescriptions to his patients? Even if we presume that the doctor agrees to do so, but what use would it be for a person who is neither an expert in biology nor pharmacology and how would he accept all this to be true? Those who utter such things are indeed ignorant of the vastness of Islamic sciences. They don’t know that to understand the Holy Quran and hundreds of thousands of traditional writings is not a job of a layman. Years of study is required to understand the verses of Holy Quran, the traditions, the narrators of traditions and the system of knowing whether a particular tradition is correct or not; the interpretation of the sayings of the Prophets. All this requires specialization. Sometimes it also happens that to find the solution to a problem related to marriage, divorce or rearing of children one has to see many verses of Quran and refer to tens of traditions. Then one has to closely study the accounts of tens of narrators of traditions in the books of Ilme Rijal. Can everyone really have this much expertise? Does it not mean that everybody should leave their work and get busy in studying religious law? While we do not even know if all the people have the ability to reach to the level of Ijtehad or not. Whether they have the capacity to derive the laws of the Shariah or not. It is possible that in most of the people have different abilities. And to say that following different Mujtahids causes disunity, is indeed a strange allegation! 1. In every period there is only one or a few Maraja who are well known to all. But if all the Muslims express their views regarding the Islamic law there would be chaos in the community. 2. There is difference of opinion among the scholars in only the third or fourth level problems. There is no controversy regarding the basic laws and principles. That is why you see people who follow different Mujtahids standing together in the same row during congregational prayers. The partial difference in laws does not prevent their coming together of Jamat Prayers. All of them go for Hajj in the same days and perform the Hajj rituals and the difference in religious decree (Fatwa) does not inconvenience a single man of the caravan. All these things indicate that the differences in religious decree are only in the matters that do not affect Communal unity. Notes: [113] Surah Zukhruf 43:23 http://www.al-islam.org/falsafa/103.htm
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  25. so what do you know about Dajjal? and how can we relate this to the 12th imam who is supposed to come back? bring hadith and let's talk about it. the end of times is coming closer every day
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