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  1. 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:
  2. Offensive War

    I'm thinking about when it would be morally acceptable to wage war. The obvious answer is that only in self-defense. The only war that is acceptable is one fought in self defense, that is to protect ones own country/people. As attractive as that sounds prima facie, I think most people would disagree on further reflection. It's also morally acceptable to fight a war to defend other people other than one's own, e.g. those threatened by the Nazis, eventhough they aren't in your country. Of course this isn't a sufficient condition for acceptability of war - lots of other factors are also relevant like chances of success, and consequences of fighting the war etc. So war can be acceptable to defend the lives of one's own people, as well as other people from other countries. But again, I think further reflection shows that there is something missing here. We can ask: Why is war acceptable to protect life? The answer may be that everyone has a right to life, and violation of this right is a grave crime. So war is acceptable to prevent the violation of such an important right. But arguably, there are rights which are more important that the right to life, such as the right to know one's purpose in life, to the know fundamental truth about the world, to live one's life in accordance with this purpose. A corollary of this is that misguiding someone is worse than killing someone, for when you misguide someone you cause eternal harm, whereas when you kill someone you cause potentially limited harm. And it is better to be killed young and on the truth, than to die a natural death old and evil. Imam Zaynul Abideen [a] in Dua Makarim alAkhlaq says: وَعَمِّرْنِي مَا كَانَ عُمْرِيْ بِذْلَةً فِي طَاعَتِكَ، فَإذَا كَانَ عُمْرِي مَرْتَعَاً لِلشَّيْطَانِ فَـاقْبِضْنِي إلَيْـكَ قَبْـلَ أَنْ يَسْبِقَ مَقْتُـكَ إلَيَّ، أَوْ يَسْتَحْكِمَ غَضَبُكَ عَلَيَّ Let me live as long as my life is a free gift in obeying Thee, but if my life should become a pasture for Satan, seize me to Thyself before Thy hatred overtakes me or Thy wrath against me becomes firm! http://www.duas.org/sajjadiya/s20.htm So if it is acceptable to fight to defend other people's lives, it should also be acceptable to fight to defend other people's access to the truth. If there was an empire at the time of the Prophet [a] or Imams [a] that prevented its people from knowing or practicing Islam, then this Empire was violating a very fundamental right of its people, and committing a grave crime, and this could be grounds for fighting. As I said before, lots of other factors should also be taken into account, and perhaps so many that the decision could only be made by a divinely guided Imam [a]. Interestingly this is the opinion of many fuqaha. There is a lot of room to misuse the above argument to fight unjust wars. One way it could be misused is to justify fighting non-muslim countries today. This would be completely unacceptable, for many reasons, one of which is that they allow freedom of religion, and don't ban people from practicing Islam.
  3. Muslim Conquests

    Waging war on your neighbor is unjust and unacceptable, unless it's in self defense. But what if your neighbours are expansionist empires that would not hesitate to invade and conquer you if they build up the strength, and perceive weakness in you? To give an analogy, suppose the person who lives across from you on the street is constantly stood in front of your house with a knife, waiting for any sign of weakness so that he can attack you and your family and take your property. Of course you would ring the police, but if that option wasn't available to you, you would attack them first, rather than wait for them to attack you, your wife and kids, when you aren't looking. 1400 hundred years ago, the empires surrounding the Muslims were like the man across the street holding the knife and waiting.
  4. As-salamu alaykum brothers. I am new here and need help: what do you guys think about this article?? i need to refute it for a misgiuded Christian. I know we are not all this way. Some Sunni can be but are we? I like what he says about tradition at least Blessings to you. from here: http://catholicanalysis.org/2014/09/29/jihad-and-heresy/
  5. Is the time for Jihad here? Is it that time when we all stand united with IMAM E ZAMANA(AS) and fight? All the oppression in Iraq and Palestine is driving me mad. I want to go there and fight for and with my brothers and sisters in faith. I cannot stand the pain they are going through. I need to and I want to do something for them. May Allah(SWT) ease their pain and suffering and may they find peace soon.
  6. The Fiqh Of Nuclear Weapons

    This is a paper on the Islamic impermissibility of using WMDs / nuclear weapons by Ayatollah Abolqasem Alidoost. It was tweeted by IRI foreign minister Muhammad Javad Zarif a few days ago. Excerpt: I'm wondering whether the ahadith prohibiting the use of poison explicitly mention the rationale, i.e. destructive impact and lack of discrimination, or whether these reasons were suggested/inferred by the Fuqaha. Thanks
  7. I am someone who was hopeful of Sunni shia unity or at least co-operation would come at some point after all theres no point in keep fighting at some point there will have to be a truce especially meaning a truce between salafis and shias, its not funny but possible, problem was nobody proposed negotiations this concerns two elements despised oppositely by sunnis and shias, jihadi salafis & hezbollah shias or iran supporting shias I write this in the context of the overwhelming trend (I know nothing is 100%) which is what actually matters hezbollah with iran has lost credibility in iraq among Sunnis for supporting maliki and the shia militias but this wasnt a game changer for shias "wahabis" or salafis were always akin to kafir to which was a terrible generalization as salafis dont consider all shias that and mainstream salafis dont consider majority of shias to be either which you can check on many internet videos for most stupidest assumption among shias is being Saudis represents salafi opinions the Syrian war changed the face of Shias among sunnis, In the begining there was hope that Iran will switch, as iranian media stayed neutral and some iranian MPs supported turning against Assad though quickly khamenei reversed this and gave his support for Assad and his Brutal mass murdering anti-islamic war the Fact this forum representing ordinary shias is overwhelmingly supporting this tyrant and excusing with all those millions who rose up as al-qaeda when its a tyrant who chose to destroy syria and killed so many because he doesnt want his family losing power I cant consider anybody who looks at syria reads a few basic facts with a Muslim conscience then to support bashar cannot be a decent person no matter what you are shia, sunni, sufi, ibadi etc.. I understand some salafi groups kiling shias indiscriminately especially iraq and pakistan but even most of them they dont just do it for no reason it is a wider trigger no matter who started it, isnt it better to settle these triggers? but shias have never thought of negotiating they will with north korea but not with sunnis, even a proposal would suffice at least then intentions would be clear, i know some sunnis especially salafis are guilty just as much though somebody has to start but cant happen if they both consider each other kuffar but supporting a tyrant like bashar is beyond anything the worst among the sunnis have committed and totally breaks all common Islamic principles shias need to make a choice about this otherwise the Shia sunni divide will become irreversible and enemys of muslims like it better to divide and conquer
  8. Sunni Brothers, I've a question, please don't get angry or start cursing. This is just a question, I really want to learn. Why Sunnis love the known enemies of the Prophet (pbuh) ? Some examples of Sunnis loving the enemies of Prophet are: 1. Sunnis love Aisha who used to hurt, taunt, hate, waged war on Prophet's Ahlulbayt. 2. Sunnis love Umer who said he will kill the prophet right before he converted. 3. Sunnis love Khalid bin Walid who was the leader of the Kuffar in Battle of Ohud. 4. Sunnis love Muawiah who waged wars on prophet until the conquest of Makkah. 5. Sunnis love Abu Sufyan who was the leader of Kuffar of Makkah until the conquest of Makkah. Yes Prophet (pbuh) forgave them after the conquest of Makkah, but the question is, "Did they Forgive the Prophet for bringing Islam to the people"?
  9. http://www.abc.net.a...xt/s3717805.htm feat. Associate Professor Mohamad Abdalla
  10. Interesting article i came across: http://www.loonwatch.com/2010/01/not-all-terrorists-are-muslims/
  11. QUR'AN: and give good news to the patient ones who, when a misfortunate befalls them, say: "Surely we are Allah's and to Him we shall surely return." Those are they on whom are blessings and mercy from their Lord, and those are the followers of the right course: The patient ones are mentioned in these verses so that Allah may give them good news to begin with, and then may teach them the way of good patience, and thirdly, may explain to them why patience is essential it is because Allah owns the man and fourthly, may declare what is its overall recompense, that is, blessing, mercy and being guided aright. Allah first told His Prophet to give them good news; but did not disclose what was that good news about. This was to show the greatness of the subject matter it is from Allah, therefore, it must be about something specially good, great and beautiful. Moreover, it is something which Allah, Himself has guaranteed. Thereafter, He said that the patient ones are those who say these words when misfortune befalls them. "al-Musibah" (translated here as misfortune) is any happening that occurs to a man; but it is always used for a distressing happening. "Who... say: 'Surely we are Allah's...'": The word "say" as used here does not mean mere utterance of the sentence without keeping its meaning in mind. Even understanding its meaning is not sufficient, unless one penetrates to the depth of its reality. And that is that man is owned by Allah in real ownership and that he is surely to return to Allah his Master. If this feeling takes deep root in his heart, the man will observe the highest degree of patience; sorrow, fear and anguish will be totally eradicated, and the rust of heedlessness will be removed from the heart. How? Man and all his faculties, actions and other concomitants of existence, are there because of Allah He is his Creator and Originator. Man exists because of Allah, and is dependent on Him in all his affairs and conditions. He does not have any existence, or continuity independent of Allah. The Master has the right to manage His slave's affairs in any way He likes; the slave has authority whatsoever in his own affairs, because he has has no authority no independence at all. Allah, owns him; He is the real Owner of man's existence, faculties and actions. Then Allah allowed man to ascribe his "self" to himself as a property is ascribed to its owner. That is why it is said that "man has existence." In the same way, He permitted him to ascribe his faculties and actions to himself. Accordingly, it is said that "man has faculties like hearing and sight", or "he does some actions like: walking, speaking, eating and hearing." Without the Divine permission neither man nor anything else could own any such ascription or attribution, because nothing exists without the Divine permission, or independent of Allah's will. Allah has also informed us that ultimately all things will revert to their original status the state before Allah allowed them to be attributed to one or the other creature and then no ownership will remain there except that of Allah, as He says: To whom belongs the kingdom this day? To Allah the One, the Subduer (of all) (40:16). It shows that man together with all that "belongs" to him or is with him is to return to Allah. In short, there is a "real" ownership; it is reserved for Allah nobody be he a man or something else shares it with Him. And there is an "apparent" ownership, for example, man "owns" his own "self " as well as his children and properties etc. But the real ownership is of Allah, and man owns them in form and appearance only and that also because Allah has allowed such attribution. Thus, when man remembers the reality of Divine ownership, and then looks at his own "self", he knows that he is wholly and totally owned by Allah, Then, he realizes that his "apparent" ownership of his "self" as well as of his children and properties, etc. will soon cease to exist, will become null and void; it will return to his Lord. Then, he will understand that ultimately he owns nothing, either in reality or in appearance. In this background, there is no reason why he should grieve if he is afflicted with some misfortune. One may be affected only by something which one owns feeling happiness when it is found or sorrow if it is lost But when he believes that he owns nothing, he shall not be affected by finding it or losing it. How can he be afflicted by any loss when he believes that Allah is the real Owner of everything and He may manage His property in any way He likes?
  12. Straitness and the Prophets The Prophets encompassed a struggle when they came to mankind to preach. Allah says in the Quran to Prophet Muhammad: [7:2] A Book revealed to you-- so let there be no straitness in your breast on account of it-- that you may warn thereby, and a reminder close to the believers. The breast of the Prophet Muhammad was meant to be straitened because of what he was meant to preach. The literal meaning of the word strait is narrow. It is used to describe pain and difficulty. But despite Allah saying that "let there be no straitness in your breast on account of it", the poor Prophet Muhammad has his breast straitened; because of them. [11:12] Is it then possible from you (O Prophet,) that you will abandon some of what is being revealed to you, and that your heart will be straitened thereby, because they say: Why has a treasure not been sent down to him or an angel not come with him? You are but a warner. And Allah takes care of everything. But what did the Prophet say? He still asked for their forgiveness. He continued to feel the pain in his heart, and continued to ask for their forgiveness. That is why Allah stated in the Quran: [59:21] Had We sent down this Quran to a mountain, you would have seen it humbled, burst apart out of awe for Allah. We cite such examples for people, so that they may ponder. Such was the heart of our Prophet Muhammad, and that is what differentiated him from other human beings. And that is what made him special. The reason the Imam Mehdi will be different from other human beings is because his heart will be able to experience all the same and he would be able to withstand the pressure of it all to speak to Allah for one last forgiveness for the people. Would you try it and feel the pain and not fall down crying? Surely, you will not have the strength. May he have it! (The concept of the straitness of the Prophets is also there for other Prophets, when Musa said: [26:13] My heart gets straitened, and my tongue is not fluent; so send for Harun. And for Lut: [29:33] And when Our messengers came to Lut, he grieved for them and his heart was straitened because of them, but they said: We are going to save you and your family, except your wife who will be among those remaining behind. Also, the concept of straitness is there for the unbelievers: [6:125] So, whomsoever Allah wills to guide, He makes his heart wide open for Islam, and whomsoever He wills to let go astray, He makes his heart strait and constricted, (and he feels embracing Islam as difficult) as if he were climbing to the sky. In this way, Allah lays abomination on those who do not believe. (Perhaps some people will wonder here how is it that the Prophets feel the same way as unbelievers feel. Allah says in the Quran: [9:128]“There has certainly come to you a Messenger from among yourselves. Grievous to him is what you suffer; [he is] concerned over you [i.e., your guidance] and to the believers is kind and merciful.” Allah has no qualms to set forth a destined time and send down His punishment. He says in the Quran: [32:13] And if We had so willed, We would have led everybody to his right path (by force), but the word from Me had come to pass: I will certainly fill the Jahannam with jinn and human beings together. [68:14] So, leave Me alone with those who reject this discourse. We will draw them on little by little (towards hell) from a way they do not know. [89:23] and Jahannam (hell), on that day, will be brought forward, it will be the day when man will realize the truth, but from where will he take advantage of such realization? There are many more Ayats that tell of Allah's reckoning and some more where He is stated to be quick in reckoning (3:19, 40:17, 5:4 and many more) but there are a variety of Ayats that tend to make a believer even more fearful of Allah's wrath: [74:35] it (Saqar : hell) is one of the greatest things. [67:11] Thus they will confess their sin. So, away with the people of the hell! [67:10] And they will say: Had we been listening or understanding, we would not have been among the people of the hell. [89:23] and Jahannam (hell), on that day, will be brought forward, it will be the day when man will realize the truth, but from where will he take advantage of such realization? All these Ayats, and there are many more, talk about the regret that the unbeliever will have on the day of judgment. There are also numerous Ayats where the people of the hell ask the angels and the keepers of the hell to pray to Allah for their mercy (40:49, 43:47). Thinking that hell will not be painful for us, or that we may never be able to get into it is equivalent of denying it. As it is in Surah Haaviya, man cannot comprehend what hell is; it is in a state of fury. He just seems to think that he will get over it or that he will not suffer enough or that he will be able to find the grace of the Lord...but that will not be the case. We must always deliver durood and salaam on the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa'Alihay Wassalam) because he was a sign of mercy for the people. Which brings me to my initial topic: why do the hearts of the Prophets straiten? It is stated in the Quran: [9:113] It is not (permissible) for the Prophet and the believers to seek forgiveness for the Mushriks, even if they are kinsmen, after it became clear to them that they are the people of hell. [48:6] and so that He may punish the hypocrites, men and women, and the mushriks (polytheists), men and women, who think evil thoughts about Allah. Bound for them there is a vicious circle, and Allah has become angry with them, and He has prepared Jahannam (hell) for them, and it is an evil destination. [92:11] And his wealth will not help him when he will fall down (into hell). These all Ayats point out to the facts that not the Prophets, nor the believers are permitted to seek forgiveness for those meant to be in hell. And then there a reason to go to hell. And then the failing of wealth to protect him.The straitness of the Prophet is because he chose to defy God, continued to preach, and seek forgiveness for each and every single person in mankind. Ibrahim couldn't do it, Musa couldn't do it, Lut couldn't do it, by God Nuh lived 950 years and he couldn't do it...but the Prophet Muhammad brought down the Lord's favor and said that even if you say "One Allah" I promise paradise for you. It is such a pity, that some of us are even unable to do that. Before I leave, some Ayats to consider: [7:179] Surely We have created for hell a lot of people from among Jinn and mankind. They have hearts wherewith they do not understand, eyes wherewith they do not see, and ears wherewith they do not hear. They are like cattle. Rather, they are much more astray. They are the heedless. [25:65] and those who say: Our Lord, avert from us the punishment of Jahannam (the hell); indeed, its punishment is a persisting affliction. And, perhaps if you are able to comprehend this Ayat: [33:72] We did offer the Trust to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, but they refused to bear its burden and were afraid of it, and man picked it up. Indeed he is unjust (to himself), unaware (of the end). Thank you.
  13. Muslim Terrorism

    Islamophobic nutcases argue that 'Islamic terrorism' is the single biggest threat to Western countries. Yet according to Europol data, Islamist terrorist attacks accounted for only 0.4% of the attacks in Europe between 2006 and 2008. Most terrorist attacks were carried out by separatist and Left-Wing groups. For example, this is the table of attacks for 2008: More here: http://www.loonwatch...rism-in-europe/ What's more, according to data from the FBI's official website, Islamist terrorist attacks accounted for only 6% of attacks in the US between 1980 and 2005, although the percentage of victims was greater because of 9/11. Jewish extremists accounted for 7% of terrorist attacks! More here: http://www.loonwatch...ts-are-muslims/ LoonWatch is an awesome site - I recommend it
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