Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'revert'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Special Forums
    • Muharram 1439/2017
  • Welcome to ShiaChat!
    • Guest Lounge
    • Tech Support and Feedback
  • Main Forums
    • Theology and General Religion
    • Personalities in the Islamic World
    • Jurisprudence and Islamic Law
    • Politics and Current Events
    • Social, Family, Personal, and Cultural Issues
    • Science, Technology, Economics, Education, and Health
    • Off-Topic
  • Other Forums
    • Interfaith Dialogue
    • Other Languages
    • Local Community Forums
  • The Hadith Club's Topics
  • University Students Club's Academic Questions
  • Food Club's Topics
  • University Students Club's Advice and Counseling
  • Food Club's Restaurants
  • Reverts to Islam's Topics
  • Sports on ShiaChat's Football (Soccer)
  • Sports on ShiaChat's Basketball
  • Sports on ShiaChat's Cricket/Baseball
  • Sports on ShiaChat's American Football
  • Travel Club (Pilgrimages, Vacations, Business)'s Ziyarat, Hajj, Umrah
  • University Students Club's Housekeeping
  • Travel Club (Pilgrimages, Vacations, Business)'s General Travel Discussion
  • Mental health and Psychological wellbeing's Topics
  • Sports on ShiaChat's Boxing/Wrestling/MMA
  • Sports on ShiaChat's Other Sports
  • Travel Club (Pilgrimages, Vacations, Business)'s Vacations/Business Trips
  • Art, Crafts, DIY's Topics

Calendars

  • Community Calendar

Blogs

There are no results to display.

There are no results to display.


Found 56 results

  1. Salam, I will try and be quick. These are JUST three points that made me leave this religion and became a Muslim, trust me there are many. The only reason I even bother to write this is because I used to be one of you. Blindly following these mawlanas, but alhamdullialah Allah guided me and without a doubt there are many Shia out there that don’t know the truth about their religion. Inshallah Allah will guide them. BTW I can provide scans for all the below. The Quran. Firstly, the Quran is the best guide for any Shia as it completely destroys every aspect of their aqeedah. Anyway, I was shocked by the Shia scholars and tahreef! What shocked me the most about this is the fact that these Shia scholars are not only still considered Muslims but are highly praised in the howzat. For example, Majlisi in his “Miratul uqul” (3/31) he said: و الأخبار من طريق الخاصة و العامة في النقص و التغيير متواترة، و العقل يحكم بأنه إذ كان القرآن متفرقا منتشرا عند الناس، و تصدي غير المعصوم لجمعه يمتنع عادة أن يكون جمعه كاملا موافقا للواقع، لكن لا ريب في أن الناس مكلفون بالعمل بما في المصاحف و تلاوته حتى يظهر القائم عليه السلام، و هذا معلوم متواتر من طريق أهل البيت عليهم السلام و أكثر أخبار هذا الباب مما يدل على النقص و التغيير و سيأتي كثير منها في الأبواب‏ ” and traditions from the ways of the elite (i.e Shia) and the public (i.e Sunnah) regarding omission and change are mutawatir, and logic dectates that if the Quran was seperated and spread amongst people, then if a fallible has tried to collect it, then it is highly unlikely that its collection would be complete and in compliance with reality. However, there is no doubt that people are obliged to work with what is included in the Mushafs and to read it until Al-Qayem appears, and this is known through numersous traditions (mutawatir) from the way of Ahlul Bayt and most traditions relating to this topic point to omission and change, and many of it will be related in the chapters……….” Also, Al Kulayni! And Al Qummi! And Al Alayshi and the list goes on and on and on. Al Kulayni writer of Al-Kafi the number one Shia hadith book believes in tahreef… Al Qummi and Al Ayashi writers of the two oldest Shia tafseers believe in tahreef. And you want me to take hadiths from the likes of these people? And I don’t even want to talk about “Fasl Al-Khitab Fi Tahrif Kitab Rabb Al-Arbbab” by Noori. The only cult ever in any religion to write books attacking the authenticity of their holy book must be the Shia. Even modern-day Shia like Qazwini and Al-Fali and others believe in tahreef. Al-Ghizi even went and said that whoever doesn’t believe in tahreef is a kafir as he has gone against the muttawatir! What’s funny is that Shias claim that the Quran is the greater thiqah and the Ahlulbayt is the smaller thiqah yet those who attack the greater thiqah are praised and buried next to Imam Ali like Noori!!! But those who attack the Ahlulbayt are nawasib that more najis than dogs and pigs. And following the Shia narration its Halal to kill them and take their money to pay as Khums. Don’t get me wrong attacking/hating the Ahlulbayt (RA) is a sin but this hypocrisy. Anyway, even the Shias who argue against tahreef have no isnad (chain of narrators) to the Quran. Both sides of the coin are a joke. Especially with over 1200 hadiths on tahreef. As Kamal al Haydari said there are more hadiths on tahreef than Ghadir. Anyway, the Quran that is in our homes is narrated to use by the Sahabah (RA) and every argument a Shia makes using the Quran is always using mutashbihat and weak narrations from books all other the place. Please post your arguments and I will easily dismiss them. 15:9 It is certainly We Who have revealed the Reminder, and it is certainly We Who will preserve it. 2)Shirk. I really do not know the difference between Shiasim and Christianity. Even the way they speak is the same. Christians tell me to try Jesus and I read somewhere on THIS form saying try salatal istigatha to Fatimah (shirk). Even these Arab Christians say Ya Isa and Shias say Ya Ali!! Yet when we read the Quran and we see verses that condemn these actions. Do I even need to quote the verses? 1:5 It is You we worship and You we ask for help. And we read this every day in our Salah but we don’t think about what we are saying. 72:18 And [He revealed] that the masjids are for Allah, so do not invoke with Allah anyone. 13:14 To Him [alone] is the supplication of truth. And those they call upon besides Him do not respond to them with a thing, except as one who stretches his hands toward water [from afar, calling it] to reach his mouth, but it will not reach it [thus]. And the supplication of the disbelievers is not but in error [i.e. futility]. This verse clearly calls those who call besides Allah as kafirs. 35: 13-14 He causes the night to enter in upon the day, and He causes the day to enter in upon the night, and He has made subservient (to you) the sun and the moon; each one follows its course to an appointed time; this is Allah, your Lord, His is the kingdom; and those whom you call upon besides Him do not control a straw. If you call on them they shall not hear your call, and even if they could hear they shall not answer you; and on the resurrection day they will deny your associating them (with Allah); and none can inform you like the One Who is Aware. BTW there is a BIG difference between tawassul and istigatha. And the verses go on and on. I don’t even want to talk about wilayatul takwinniyah. (The accusation that the Imam has control of every atom in the universe). What is taught in Saturday schools and said on the mimbars is only a small portion of the shirk that we read in the Shia books such as Ali being the Lord (rabb) of the earth and Allah the Lord (rabb) of the heavens. 43:84 And He it is Who is Allah in the heavens and Allah in the earth; and He is the Wise, the Knowing. If you want I can gladly quote some hadiths for you. Imammah. The SHIA TAFSEER of verses used to “prove” imammah is a joke. They bring a couple of mutashabihat and suddenly they make takfir on everyone who doesn’t believe in it. The lack/absence of verses in the Quran about Imammah is what lead Shia scholars to believe in tahreef. There are even verses that suggest otherwise: 42:38 And those who respond to their Lord and keep up prayer, and their rule is to take counsel among themselves, and who spend out of what We have given them. 3:159 Thus it is due to mercy from Allah that you deal with them gently, and had you been rough, hard hearted, they would certainly have dispersed from around you; pardon them therefore and ask pardon for them, and take counsel with them in the affair; so when you have decided, then place your trust in Allah; surely Allah loves those who trust Furthermore, Imammah goes against other verses: 33:40 Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of Allah and the Last of the prophets; and Allah is cognizant of all things. Watch the video and you will see how he even quotes from Al-mufeed. Also, we are given this idea that Imams are better than prophets while Allah says: 6:83-87 That is Our argument. We gave it unto Abraham against his folk. We raise unto degrees of wisdom whom We will. Lo! thy Lord is Wise, Aware. And We bestowed upon him Isaac and Jacob; each of them We guided; and Noah did We guide aforetime; and of his seed (We guided) David and Solomon and Job and Joseph and Moses and Aaron. Thus do We reward the good. And Zachariah and John and Jesus and Elias. Each one (of them) was of the righteous. And Ishmael and Elisha and Jonah and Lot. Each one (of them) did We prefer above (Our) creatures, With some of their forefathers and their offspring and their brethren; and We chose them and guided them unto a straight path. After Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى mentions his Prophets, He سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى mentions that they have been preferred over the other creations. You can even give the Quran to a non-Muslim in any language and if you asked him about all the pillars of Islam he would know about them but if you asked him about Imammah he will say "what is that?" I would like everyone who has read this post to comment any questions as the more questions you ask the more the truth will be revealed. I would also like to thank websites like anti-majos and twelevershia even though I doubt they read these forums. Also, thank all Muslims that were patient with me and spent their time spreading the truth. PLEASE READ THE QURAN WITH AN OPEN MIND AND IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE ARABIC TRY USING A TRANSLATION WHILE IN THE MEAN TIME LEARNING ARABIC.
  2. Salaam alaikum I am a revert to Shia Islam (reverted three years ago at the time of writing this). I was hoping to get in touch with fellow reverts, be it from UK (where I live) or abroad. Just to share stories, network, make friends and help each other out with common revert issues. Moral support and things like that. I had set up my own website called Revert Hub, which helps reverts learn about the basics of Islam and share their stories. Unfortunately, I did not have time to maintain it but iA I might restart it depending if reverts think, something like that would help them. On the other hand, if something with a similar concept of Revert Hub does exist, please let me know, as there is little need for me to reinvent the wheel and if another thread like this one exists. I could not find anything. thanks!
  3. Salaam Alaikum sisters and brothers, I come here for explaining about my situation and see other people opinion about my case, I am a 20 y.o guy born in Barcelona, Spain. My background comes from a catholic- but not practicant nor religous family. About 2 years ago I started to become interested about Islam and started to make my own research into in on the net, etc. I also visited a Sunni mosque in Barcelona, where they explained me basis of Islam and some of their Sunni traditions. On a travel to a North European country, I get to know an Afghan girl (Shia muslim) working on her family market, and I showed her my interest on her religion and asked some of my questions about it, she helped me with my issues and yea. I kind of liked the way she was explaining me about her religion, and we kept in contact with each other when I went back to my home city. We became closer and closer with each other, talked about personal life, family, and of course, the religion. About a year ago, I went back to that country, and there, after a year of research about Islam, and figuring out about my beliefs, I became a muslim in the Imam Ali Mosque (largest Shia mosque in Europe). The Imam taught me maaany many things during my stay, I spent lot of my time in the mosque, talking with other brothers, etc. After converting to Muslim, at the begining when I was back home, I was praying on my room, and my family didn't really know anything about about my conversion, since I knew talking or explaining about this to them would be something difficult for them. But I had to explain about all this when Ramadan came, because I wanted to fast and perform it. So I had a serious talk with my family and explained everything about my conversion, about Islam and that I wanted to do Ramadan. At the first days it was very very difficult for them to understand it, and we had many fights and a not so-good atmosphere at home, but after some time, it all kind of normalised for them. The Afghan girl I met was always a support for me, we always was in contact with each other, and really really helped me in the difficult moments with my family, as well as I was a support for her, we was talking a lot, helping with school issues, talking about our families, daily things, everything. And we "fell in love" with each other. She of course keeps everything about me in secret with her family, and they don't know anything about me, she talks with me hiding the headsets, or deletes the conversations, and keeps everything hidden since sometimes her brothers check her phone. She is 19 years old, and originally from Afghanistan, but has been living in Europe with her family for more than 15 years. She is Hazara Afghan, in case this helps. She is the only daughter in the family and has 6 brothers. The issue comes when we start to think about future, about being together and about the difficulties we might have. She says her family is pretty restrictive and her dad has even told her that he would like her to marry with some of her cousins, but she of course refuses to that. She says that the family can refuse her to marry with a Spanish guy instead of an Afghan one, or a Spanish guy who converted to islam without a muslim family, and yea.. I would like to know your thought about all this, if know some case about reverted man marrying a muslim woman, and if had issues with that. Because it's common to see marriages betwen converted woman and muslim man, but not the opposite.. Or if there is someone that knows about the Afghan traditions and could advice me with that, or give me their own oppinion. --- We have met with each other because I've travelled to her city 2 times after meeting her for the first time, we didn't just see each other one time. --- On the mosque, I got to know an Afghan man, and he resulted to be an Imam when he was in Afghanistan, as well he has been Imam in Iran and Dubai. We have become close to each other, explained me afghan traditions, and he has also helped me a lot with my Islam questions. I exposed to him my situation with the afghan girl, and he said that he could come with me and my family the day that I decide to go ask for her hand to her family. -- Will this help be very helpful? Sorry for the long post, but felt like I had to explain it long so it could be understood, if you have any question, or something is not clear at all, be open to ask. Thanks for your attention, Daniel
  4. NEW to Islam, need Help

    As-salaamu 'aleikum, I reverted to Shia Islam 1 year ago and wanted to ask if someone could list me highly recommended Prayers and Duas, their times when to be prayed, and location, etc. For example: I want to know good daily prayers like the prayers on Friday. I don't know anything about these. Or special actions that should be done on special days of the week. You know... just give me everything you know and are sure about ^^ I'm gonna list the things i have learned so far, or I'm learning, or i know that i want to learn. Just so that it is not repeated. I know the benefits and times of recitation for the following prayers: - 5 daily Prayers, Salat al Layl, Ayat al Kursi, Dua Imam e Zaman, Dua al-Ma'rifa-tul-Imam, Dua al-Ghareeq, Dua al-Ahd, Dua al-Nudba, Thank you very much for your help. Please also state good literature for a beginner (hadith, other books) The GOAL for me is to build a SOLID BASIS, a steadfast and consistent level of iman, because i had problems with that (flactuations). I need a good routine of Prayer, Dua, Deeds, Actions etc. Please don't state the obvious like: Reading the holy Book, or saying Takbir ( xxx times a day), etc. That is what I'm trying to achieve anyways. Thank you! May God bless you and give you the same reward for every word i recite or read.
  5. [ADMIN NOTE]: This is a thread devoted to sharing stories and issues pertaining to all reverts to Islam, particularly Shia Islam. Allah bless you. Salam Alekum, I am writing an article regarding women reverts to Islam. The common belief amoung researchers is that the vast majority of revert women between 17 to 35 are married to non revert men (arab, persian, indo/pak, etc). So I would like as many revert sisters as possible to participate in order to get some good information regarding this subject. Please do not vote unless you are a revert to Islam, a women, (not born into a muslim family and currently identify your religion as Islam) and between the ages of 17 to 35. Some definitions. Non revert muslim man. A man who was born into a muslim family and currently identifies his religion as Islam revert muslim man. A man who was not born into a muslim family and currently identifies his religion as Islam.
  6. I am in South Texas; I originally looked into Islam last year and like all reverts, was flooded with nothing but Sunni information. As I thought about reverting, I decided to look at what Shias believe and since I have done that I have found myself a follower of the Ahlul-Bayt. I don't know any Shia Muslims in my area or even online really. I was wondering if anyone here had some connections to Shias in my area or knows a good Masjid to attend since the only ones I know are Sunni. Thanks.
  7. Reverted shia from sunnism

    Whats the best practices when you are the only shia guy in your family??
  8. Hello, I am a 13 year old girl and recently I accepted Islam. i told my sister who has been muslim since a couple of years back (secret from my mum) and she taught me how to pray and then I took my shahada. My father is from a muslim country but non practising and my mother from a european catholic country. I wanted to tell my mother or ask her about becoming muslim and she did not take it well at all. She became very angry and said that she doesn't want muslim childre, that I won't get a job, and that she will "show me how it is in a real muslim country" also she said the stereotypical lies about women being oppressed in islam and that if I marry a muslim man I will not be able to do anything. Me and my sister tried to argue with her and show her this isn't true and it's just what she has learned from unreliable sources such as tv but she doesn't listen. Then I asked my dad and he said of course I can be muslim, because I am actually already since my father is muslim. And he also told me he and my mother disscussed before their wedding that their children would be able to choose their religion. Today (2 weeks after the first time asking) I tried talking to her again but she just became even more angry and started talking about how being muslim is "agreeing with what is happening in the middle east" and that she doesn't want me to be muslim etc etc. I am very sad about this because nothing me or my sister say to try to change her opinion works, and I don't know what to do anymore. If anybody has an idea then please help because this is very hard for me. I want to be able to practise my religion without being scared that my mother won't accept me and that the family will be torn apart. So if anybody wants to help or has suggestions then please help.
  9. Salaam! I am a convert of 3 years (Alhumdililah) and am almost done my second week of wearing hijab☺️☺️ However... I am of European decent (one that doesn't have many Muslims) so my family does not know how to take it. SubhanAllah, My grandparents have officially stopped speaking to me and my mother was weird for a few days. I did kind of spring it up out of nowhere with no warning but it wasn't planned like that. I felt like I kept getting signs and that I had to wear it ASAP(a lot more in depth than you may think) . Anyways my mother told me she hates to see me in it and asked me why I wear it because she says she knows many Muslim women who don't wear it and was frustrated that I decided to wear it; Due to her anger and frustration I felt it was not the right time to try and explain because no matter what I would say, she would have a hard time comprehending than if she were calm..(keep in mind my mother does NOT believed God..) So how can you explain your relationship with God with someone who doesn't believe he exists? My mom thinks I have gone crazy and am an extremist or something because I'm wearing a hijab, which is silly because I am still the same person, just covered! I would like to sit her down when she's calm (InshaAllah) and give her solid concrete proof from the Quran as well as explain it a little more in depth with her, then give her my reasoning for wearing hijab. However I feel no matter what I say she will try to justify that hijab is not the answer; however in my heart I know it is... HELP
  10. Salaam alaykum everyone! I went to a Shia mosque for the first time recently and I have some questions about something in it. I have no idea what to call it, but there was an area of the mosque with multiple structures. These things each had a green cloth draped over some kind of understructure, and on top was a metal sheet with writing. I can't read Arabic calligraphy well, but I think they may have each had one of the masumeen on them. One woman went by and made some reverential gestures. Another put food in the front of this area and after the service we ate it. So...what is the name of this area with the names of the masumeen? What are the customs in relation to it? During the service I moved to sit with my legs in front of me and I was scolded for it. I didn't want to talk over the service though so I didn't ask. I had been seated facing somewhat towards the area with the names of the masumeen. I heard once for a non-Muslim culture that it was considered rude to point your feet at anyone...is this true for Shia Muslims (i.e., is there a specific rule against it?)? Or is it something that comes from certain cultures? Also when I was there they did a "ziyarah." Now, I've heard of ziyarah before (from many many YouTube lectures....my only window into the Shia community before I was able to visit the mosque), but it was always in relation to physically visiting shrines/graves. And when I try to look it up now I still can't find anything except that ziyarah is physically visiting shrines. What kind of this was this in the mosque? Lastly I'd be happy with any links any of you might have to this kind of general information of customs/practices/culture. Almost all information I find about Shia Islam is either for born-Shias who want advanced information, or young Shias who may not have a strong knowledge basis, but who are expected to at least culturally have absorbed some things. For instance, I only learned after I went to a Shia mosque for the first time on Eid al Adha about Eid al Ghadir. This is apparently one of the most important holidays? But I never once heard mention of it after studying Shia Islam alone since last October, though I had heard huge volumes about the event of Ghadir. I can only assume this lack is because it was thought to be too obvious for mention...that everyone reading would have grown up in an environment where the fact of its existence is unavoidable. So if anyone has any good resources that tells you these kinds of things...culture, practices, etc, I'd be really grateful. The mosque is too far away for me to go regularly to ask these kinds of things. Jazakallah khair in advance.
  11. Salam If I get my questions answered and they make sense I will revert to Shia Islam cuz right now I only believe in God and Respect the Imams and the prophets that's it I have a few questions before Ima be starting to learn how to pray. 1. When was the Quran written and when was the hadith written. 2. Does the Hadith go against the holy of the Quran? 3. Why did Allah create us if he knew what would happen. and these was this friend in my new school he is Persian I said ya Ali and he said yo do u like Ali and Hassan and I was like u say 1st cuz I don't know if he is kafir and then he was like no Ali dos evil things to Iran is this true 4. Why doesn't Shia Muslims follow the teaching of the prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him and instead Imam Ali peace and blessing be upon him. 5. Can the Quran have been curupted 6. Can someone give me 3 reasons to follow Shia Islam 12 section when according to the Sunnis we worship out Imams why is that so? 7. Why do people go to hell when Allah is the most forgiving my mom met a women on the airplane that had crashed once she said she saw something between hell and heaven it wasn't hell or heaven do y'all have a theory? 8. Why does Islam have so hard punishments and why did the prophet fight against non belivers. 9. Do Shias say that Imam Ali is better than the prophet. 10. Can someone send me some resources and these answers and also do y'all have any tips on how to be a good human being while being a basketball player. 11. Is violin and rap haram and why. Does the Quran say that what if u don't curse in them. If I play sports should I still do ramadan 12.Why did Allah create us if he know what's gonna happen and why does he test us then and it feels like Shias believe that Imam Ali is above prophet muhammad I would be very thankful if I could get a answer on these questions brother and sister May peace be upon u those lillah mean Allah and why does the bible have God translated to something else in Arabic in the bible why those Muslim countries have to be so poor no disrespect peace be upon you all. certainclarity likes this Quote
  12. Converting to Islam

    I am considering converting to Islam, but am afraid my father will not approve. I have been reading translated version of Quran in English in private every day, I have been visiting the local masjid with my muslim (Afghan) friend, my father is not a religious man and I do not belong to a religious family, but What do I do if he does not accept my choice?
  13. Salam aleykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh my brothers and sisters Im from Switzerland (roots from italian immigrants) and a Shia Muslim convert since 1 year. Im new here and im also registered in the German Shia Forum, but i want to ask help for my difficult situation. I know its forbidden to talk about love problems in Islamic forums, but i couldnt find any other right answer from other forums, because they are more related to relationships and relationships is for me Haram. So the situation is I learned to know a beautiful Lebanese sister from Germany in a SHIA WHATSAPP GROUP. We talk often privatly about how to pray, Hadithes, etc. and she or me often talked about anything and i fall in love of her personality (the beautiful thing is i fall in love without even see her face beauty). The problem is that this "Falling in love" situations can confuse me very as a muslim and is often here in this Forum discussed. First i dont have seen her in public, because she lives in Germany and im in Switzerland and i never said i love her. She is very nice, but sometimes she dont answer me and I dont want confuse her to write her everytime. Im 18 so i really thought this that im really too young for marriage and im also scared to ask her father, because i dont know how Lebanese parents would react when her daughter would marry an Italian who is a convert and not from the same country,village or not a borned Muslim and im not sure about this, because many brothers told me that nationalism is often a problem for converts who search a partner and not easy to deal. Im also dont know how my parents would react. I really hate those feelings, because its not easy to not think about her and im also worried if she will marry someone other and will forget me. I try my best to pray Allah and Inshallah to find one day a good wife. I dont know if I should forget her forever or really told her my feelings or the situation? I hope really that some brothers and sisters can help me. And I know that falling in love is a real mistake to do, because its really heartbreaking and i hope you can understand my situation. Wa Salam my brothers and sisters
  14. I am sunni and am considering switching to shia islam, how do I pray like a shia? do i have to say different things or pray with hands at sides, or anything else different from sunni prayers? i am looking into the jaffari madhab. thank you in advance.
  15. Assalam aleikum brothers and sisters, I am a revert sister who wants to take the shahdah but I'm having trouble finding the right mosque. I looking for a place that is accommodating to sisters and offers classes inshallah. I'm at university in Chester so I could travel anywhere in the North West, especially Manchester or Liverpool. And my home is in Derby so I can go to anywhere surrounding that area. Thank you for your time.
  16. Hello, I'm not exactly a convert to Islam, though I have been doing my best to observe the traditions of a Muslim. 5 daily prayers, for the most part. Off topic, but I do really enjoy them. They're meditative and bring me a lot of peace, which as a College student I don't find a whole lot of in my life! Anyway, in my likely conversion, I'm coming to a crossroads of what sect (I hope no one is offended by that word) makes more sense to me. So far my understanding is that Sunni/Shi'a dates back who should succeed the Prophet (pbh) after his death. His uncle or his cousin? I also read that Sunni believes one should pray on a rug/prayer mat/something covering the ground. Shi'a believe one should pray on the ground, or something that comes from the earth. I read that straw mats are acceptable for this. I also read that Sunnis believe in predestination, whilst Shia's reject predestination in favor of free will. However, that's as far as what I've discovered goes. Hoping you guys can confirm/deny these things and set the record straight. Also, since I'm still reading the Quran, I ask humbly that you try to simplify things. I'm not too familiar with a lot of Islam's customs or history just yet. Thanks!
  17. Assalam aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakathu, So I've had a few members ask me how I became a Shi'a and they have said that I should share it with everyone. So here it goes... get a cup of tea and a biscuit. I first learnt about Islam when I was engaged to a Muslim guy, who wasn't practising. I was intrigued by his religion and began to do my own research. The only things I knew about Islam where things that I had seen in the media and so I didn’t have a very positive opinion on this religion. However, I soon realised that there was so much more to this faith than I could ever have imagined. I realised that everything I knew about Islam was completely false. Instead I was presented with a faith that was logical, beautiful, fair and miraculous. I found a God who was so worthy of worship and so merciful to his creation and a Prophet (pbuh) with a beautiful and pure heart. So after doing a bit of research I decided I wanted to become a Muslim and began to practise. I took things very slowly. I learnt my prayers and began to pray everyday and read Qur’an. I practised fasting, started to be more charitable, gave up pork and begun to give up alcohol among other things. I was very very happy and felt I was nearly ready to take my shahdah. But things happened. The first thing was I left my fiancé. He had started being increasingly abusive to me and it got to a point where I couldn’t take it anymore. This completely shattered me - he and his family were the only Muslims I knew properly. I had tried several times to find a mosque to make friends there as my fiancé lived abroad but every time I went to the mosque, I was treated with disrespect and made to feel like I wasn’t welcome there. This hurt me so much and I didn’t understand why. I always dressed and acted so conservatively when I visited the mosque but I was always excluded. I was so lost and quickly got angry with God about all these things that were happening to me. I panicked because I felt I could not follow Islam anymore. So foolishly I looked for excuses to leave the faith. I ignored everything I had learnt and went back to being ignorant about Islam. Astagfirullah (may Allah forgive me) I did and said some terrible things against God and his Messenger (pbuh). So instead I became a Christian. I had many Christian friends so I decided it made sense to convert. I had this idea in my head that all Muslims were like my ex and the men at the mosque and that Christians were nice and friendly people. I found excuses to make me believe in the Christian doctrines and for almost a year I lived quite happily as a Christian. But yet again things changed. As I fully recovered after a difficult few months, I began to miss Islam. I missed the excitement of Ramadan, learning Arabic and above all I began to miss prostrating to God. I began to contemplate my choices and I realised that I had been completely unfair to God and Islam. I left Islam because of a few ignorant and hurtful people who did not embody the ideal Muslim in anyway. I realised that if the Prophet Muhammad (saw) was alive and spoke to these men, he would have told them that they were doing wrong because he said to never hurt or disrespect a woman for she is special to Allah. And I realised that truly in my heart, I did not accept Jesus (pbuh) as God. From reading the Bible, I loved Jesus with all my heart but truly the idea of him being God is so illogical to me. The only reason why I turned to Christianity is because I felt like I had nowhere left to go, not because I thought it was the truth. So one day after watching an Islamic lecture, I felt the need to pray. So I washed myself and prayed 2 rakats. And after that I called out to God because I fully believed that I had made some terrible mistakes. I asked God to forgive me of not trusting him and of the terrible sins I had committed. And for the first time in a long time, I felt like I was in the right place. I decided to take things really slowly and began by increasing my knowledge. At the time, the only path I considered was Sunni Islam. My ex fiance and his friends had told me all about the Shi'as and said some truly disgusting things about them. But one day I was watching Islamic lectures on You Tube and accidendly started watching a lecture by Dr Sayed Ammar Nakshawani. When I realised that it was a Shi'a video I wanted to turn it off, but a huge part of me refused and I kept watching. The arguments and set up were alien to me, but they did make sense. This sent me on a path where I watched more of his videos. First I watched his series on the misconceptions about the Shi'a and everything I had ever been taught was a lie. I couldn't believe how logical and truthful the beliefs of the Ahlulbayt (as) were. They made more sense to me to anything that I had studied before. After that, I watch his series on the 14 Infallibles and loved learning about the Ahlulbayt (as). I suffer with Bi-Polar and at times get dangerously depressed and managed to find some comfort in learning the difficulties Ahlulbayt (as) went through. It gave me hope that if for example Imam Karzim (as) never gave up on Allah (swt) when we was imprisoned and tortured, then I could do the same with my problems. I think the final straw for me wanted to become a Shi'a was when I learned the fates of Imam Hussain (as) and Fatima Zahra (as). I had heard of Hussain before but every Sunni scholar who had talked about him just said he is just another martyr and nothing special. What they failed to add was Hussain was murdered by so called fellow Muslims and wallahi it is shameful to call him just another martyr when our Prophet (saw) weeped knowing what would happen to Hussain at Karbala. But the thing that shocked me the most was what happened to Zahra (as). When I found out about her land being stolen and her house being attacked, believe me I was disgusted and ashamed that I had believed she had just died from grief. Wallahi the evidence is even in the books of Ahlul-Sunnah. This pain hurt me so much. So this is how I refound Islam and I feel so lucky. My name is Amy and I'm not going to officially change my name but I have adopted the nickname of Zainab. This is because when I heard Lady Zainab's (as) story, I weeped over what had happened to her and I will never forget that moment and even to this day I have such a love for her. And in addition, I want to be a helper to the Imam of our time Imam Mahdi (as), may Allah hasten his return, as Zainab (as) was to Hussain (as). Al hamdulillah. Last time wallahi I wanted to convert for a man. But now I want to do it for God and God alone. Al hamdulillah.
  18. Asalam walaykum. I am a muslim sister from a Sunni household but after researching both the Sunni and Shia aqeedah I have found that that the Shias are on the true path of Islam. I now consider myself to be a Shia but my family do not know. They despise the Shias more than anything and I know if I were to tell them that I do not follow the teachings of ahlul sunnah wal jama'ah they will disown me and kick me out of the house. Many people have told me to just do taqiyya, but for how long can I keep lying to them just to make them happy? The truth will come out eventually and I'm thinking about the issues I'm going to have in the future. Like when I decide to get married, will I need my parents permission even if they do not speak to me and have disowned me? I've been told that if you die and your parents are angry with you that you will never enter paradise even if your are a pious Muslim. I'm torn between pleasing Allah swt and my parents. I don't what to do. Do I just come out and tell them? or do I just keep lying to them to make them happy. Please help. Jazakallahu khair
  19. Asslam-o-alaikum, I reverted to Islam some time back after Allah guided me to truth. I gained knowledge on Old and New Testament, Gospels, Hindu, Sikhist and Buddhist Scriptures and all of them brought me more towards Muhammad (saw). I try to follow Islam to my best and I have knowledge of tafseer and many ahadith of both Sunni and Shia Alhumdulilah. When I went to sunnis, I was initially welcomed but later on got nothing but hate because I believe in learning knowledge from the source Quran itself and when I raised questions on their beliefs, I never got any satisfactory answer or evidence that they are on the right path. Now I want to investigate the shia sect which some how i have started to feel are closer towards ahlul bayt. Please I have questions, and don't want rude answers like I got from sunni brethren. and I need answers from Quran only because 1) I don't believe in anything but Allah and his rasool (s). 2) Sunnis don't accept shia ahadith and vice versa so answering from ahadith will make me confused. (No i am not a Quranist but I have yet to seek which ahadith are actually saheeh and what are the proofs of it) MY QUESTIONS/ ARGUMENTS 1)) why are there sects at first place? Quran strictly forbids it and rasool Allah s.w warned against making sects. Surat Al-'An`am [6:159] Indeed, those who have divided their religion and become sects - you, [O Muhammad], are not [associated] with them in anything. Their affair is only to Allah ; then He will inform them about what they used to do. Surat 'Ali `Imran [3:103] And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided. 2)) Why do you call yourself Shiites? What does the word mean? If you are the following actual sunnah, should not you call yourselves ahlul Sunnah? or just Muslims because Allah commands us to be known as Muslims alone, not by our sects as quoted above. 3)) I don't feel like blind following an Imam. I want to follow an Imam but not blindly as in taqleed. I am a girl who seeks evidence and knowledge. Blind following turns me off. Quran's first wahi was "Iqra" i.e "Read" Quran tells us to ponder ourselves, not blind follow. “Will they not then ponder upon the Quran?” Surah Muhammed: 24 So ask the People of the Knowledge if you do not know." (Qur'an 21:6-7) It says ASK the people of knowledge, like I am asking now, it never said blindly follow "And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result." (Qur'an 4:59) I read a saying of Moula Ali that Allah ÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì can not make a creature obedient to another who is veiled from seeing the 7 heavens. Shiites class that saying to be saheeh. Imams were virtous no doubt, but I am not convinced to taqleed i.e blind follow which Sunni brethren were forcing me to do. I told them I will follow an Imam but with backproofing and evidence, but they were like how dare you not consider Imam Abu Hanifa of not knowledge, (although I never ever made any statement like that but I said all Imams are virtuous, but they misinterpreted that not blind following him would mean an insult to him). So can i follow an Imam without doing taqleed to him i.e each time i'll refer back to quran to look for evidence. 4)) What caused Sunni/Shia split for the first time? What are the authentic references? Honestly brailvi and deobandi ulema misguided me the most by saying shiites are the ones who killed Imam Hussain r.a, and now they beat themselves in repentance. However I was corrected by ahlul hadith that Shiites were the supporters of Imam Hussain r.a in Karballa and they beat themselves in grief. And most ahlul hadith scholars told me "Bitterness/ grudge towards Ali is Bitterness towards Rasool Allah (s)." Ahlul hadith also said that I can call Hazrat Ali r.a as Moula Ali and moula doesn't mean Allah in arabic, Moula means friend of Allah. They said I have to love Ali after Allah and his rasool (s). Ahlul hadith also said that I can pray like Shiites (3 times) whenever I want but i should not make it a routine as both ways of praying are proven correct. While Brelvis and deobandis told me praying zuhrain and maghrabain would make my prayers void except during travel. When I went back to Brelvi and deobandis with the authentic ahadith supporting love of Ali r.a, they cursed them as wahabbis and spoke only bitter of them. So now I have come to you, shiites. Why are these differences there after all with you and sunnis aka brelvis and deos? And I don't see alot of differences between shiittes and ahul hadith then why do shiites hate them aswel while they love Moula Ali alot. 5)) I leave among you two things Quran and Ahlul bayt - this hadith is accept by all Muslims (whatever sect) so I quote it. The sunnis also accept this hadith but I don't know why they refrain from quoting it except ahlul hadith who quote it openly and thus brought me towards you. But I have a question, the arabic word means household - referring it to household of the prophet. Why don't you include wives of prophet (s) in ahlul bayt? What about all other wives other than Aisha r.a? Why do you exclude them also? I know Aisha r.a did wrong towards Fatima r.a (I can't say intentionally or unintentionally because I have no right to judge her and I have never looked in her heart), but in the end she was repentant and wept in regret the rest of her life which is a historical fact. Doesn't Allah accept repentance? Who are we to judge her repentance? And who are we to say "curse be upon her", isn't Allah the only judge of hearts? do not despair of the mercy of Allah, Indeed Allah forgives all sins (Quran 39:53). Have we all looked upon ourselves before judging others. We are the kind of people who hardly repent but yet we think her repentance meant nothing. Since when did cursing became a part of Muslim Vocabulary. Honestly Islam makes me so happy but Muslims make me depressed, all they do is curse and abuse eachother. So i accept she did wrong, but I also know she was loved deeply by prophet s.w how does this or Allah allows us from cursing her? Similary for Abu Bakar r.a and Umar r.a, who are we to judge them? I am not at all saying they are infallibles, noone is except Allah and his prophets. Won't Allah return Abu Bakar r.a and Umar r.a their deeds on the day of qiyamah? Won't Allah judge them if they did good or bad? Histories differ completely, one calls them good and other calls them bad. How can one be 100% sure they are cursing them rightly? So Allah will also judge us for abusing them, shouldn't we remain silent instead of abusing them? 6)) Why do sunnis and shiites believe tawassul of those who have passed away is necessary. Please prove from Quran. I never found any historical evidence either. When I asked brelvis, they quotes these ayahs: ‘O you who believe! Be careful (of your duty to) Allah and seek means of nearness to Him and strive hard in His way that you may be successful.’ Surah Maidah 5:35. How does this ayah proves tawassul through ahlul bayt or auliya while they are not amongst us? …and had they, when they were unjust to themselves, come to you and asked forgiveness of Allah and the Apostle had (also) asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah Oft-returning (to mercy), Merciful. Quran 4:64 Neither does this ayah prove anything, obviously i'd rush to prophet (saw) to ask forgiveness for me if he were amongst us, but now he is not. ‘They said: O our father! Ask forgiveness of our faults for us, surely we were sinners. Hazrat Yaqoob (a.s.) accepted their request (Surah Yusuf (12): Verse 98) same goes for this ayah. By these ayahs, I believe in tawassul through LITERALLY alive people, not alive in a barzakhi life. I seek nearness (wasila) to Allah by invoking HIS names, or by asking an alive person to pray for me. I am not convinced by these verses to ask nearness to Allah through virtuous people who passed away, because otherwise Allah would have told it in Quran clearly. But this is what Quran tells clearly; “And to Allah belongs the best name, so seek on Him by way of them.” (Surah al-a’raaf 7:180) Even if tawassul is allowed through the way of virtous people in graves, is it okay if I avoid that just to be on the safe side? 7)) What do Shiites think about prophet (s)'s death? Sunnis claim he is alive in HIS BODY in the grave. How can that be possible? Yes his spirit is alive in barzakhi life, where is the evidence of being alive in his BODY? Do shiites also claim this that virtuous people remain alive in their bodies or think Rasool Allah (s) is alive in an alem-e-barzakh? "Verily, you, O Muhammad SAW will die and verily, they too will die. [Quran 39:30] "Muhammad (SAW) is no more than a Messenger, and indeed (many) Messengers have passed away before him. When he dies or is killed, will you then turn back on your heels (as disbelievers)?" [Quran 3:144] Rasool Allah (s) was also given ritual shower and funeral prayer and these ayahs also prove that rasool Allah (s) passed away, so why do brelvis think his body is still alive? I think its foolishness and mocking verses of Quran by denying a fact. I hope Shiites agree that he is alive in only barzakh. 8)) Can I live without declaring a sect but still have sympathies with one sect which I believe are true followers of Quran and Sunnah? I want to be called a Muslim alone like Allah orders in Qur'an. 9)) How do I know if Sunni ahadith are saheeh or Shiite ahadith are saheeh? Both have big scholars to claim theirs are correct. Can't it be possible that both are correct and I can follow both. 10)) What is history of Imam Mahdi in shiites schools of thought. How do you know for sure he is true Imam Mahdi, and how, why and where did he hide. What are shiites belief about Jesus a.s? Please don't be hard on me as I am new and still learning and pondering. I hope my doubts are cleared through Quran because I reached this turning point of my life through His Signs and evidences, so i'll take only evidence. JazakAllah Khair.
  20. Shia Sisters Around Glasgow Or Paisley?

    Salaam everyone, I converted to Shia Islam a little while ago and have recently moved up to Glasgow/Paisley area, there are barely Muslims up here let alone Shia... I was wondering if anyone knew about any events in the area for local sisters? As id like to make some more Shia friends Btw I don't speak Farsi, so anything in English or Urdu/ Punjabi is fine
  21. Assalaamu alaikum sisters and brothers. I'm doing a study on conversion to Islam and I would love it if you would consider taking my survey and sharing it with other converts/reverts you know. Below is a link to a video where I describe my study. There is a link to the survey in the video's description. Plz let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your time! JAK! :) --Hoheart emoticon--Holly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FlMWVjndFY
  22. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYozOW3Nipk
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×