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    • @Cool This is a question thread, not a share your misunderstandings thread, I know it hurts that you couldn't defend your most fundamental beliefs and that is why you're woefully trying to pick holes in the Zaydi school. You have questions and you're using them as arguments, if you would like to share your questions I would be more than happy to answer them, if you want to debate your misunderstandings that is completely fine there are three other threads to do that, and you are more than welcome to create another one.
    • Strongly disagree. How can you debate about Islam when you have little to know knowledge of the two fundamental sources, ie Qur'an and hadith? As for good polemicists, I don't know of any from either school of thought simply because the heavily publicized ones are usually bickering and rarely discussing.  
    • Agree! There is no gay gene. It's just propaganda to bend the narrative that the infallible God made them that way and religious folk should be accommodating. A literal fallacy. Study done on a large sample size of 470,000 leads to the following result; “There is no ‘gay gene’ that determines whether someone has same-sex partners,” says Andrea Ganna, a geneticist at …  MIT and Harvard … . Family studies have suggested that genetics account for about 32 percent of heritability of homosexual behavior. But each …  [gene] has a very small effect on whether someone has ever had a same-sex sexual partner, the new research found." It's completely environmental and social. Mental Illness being promoted on the front lines of society as acceptable. Thus the devil is having a field day tempting. Full study can be found; https://science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6456/eaat7693    
    • Wa alaikum as salam There is no rule in our fiqh, nor any teachings from the aimmah (عليه السلام), that instruct us not to move homes, buy home supplies or occupy our children in muharram or any other month of the year. So from a religious perspective, what you have described is perfectly acceptable and compatible with our rulings and beliefs. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bless your home and keep all of you safe, God-fearing and healthy. 
    • What is actually haram are the acts of homosexuality.  There are some desires which can be fulfilled in a halal manner and others which can't. Homosexual acts are among those that cannot be fulfilled (in the same way as desiring whisky, pork, marriage with an idolator etc) If someone happens to desire someone of their own gender, or happens to crave pork, this in itself is not punishable. However, fulfilling these forbidden desires is punishable.
    • Shia say this but it's almost impossible to socialize nowadays without bringing up someone else is affairs. Refusal to participate ostracizes you and usually you become the center of their gossip in their next conversation. Every single gathering is the same of just sitting there serving tea and listening to politics, gossip, whose graduated, whose gotten married/divorced, bought a house, got a promotion etc. I'm seeing this a lot with the Arab community but less so with Americans I interact with funny enough. OP, try to break the cycle by not participating in it regardless of who's being targeted; Shia or not.
    • Two things: back to basics and keep it simple. The very first step towards taqwa is to eliminate all that is haraam from our lifestyle. This is your first task. The next step is to observe the obligations. Once the first two steps are in place then one can continue to strengthen their faith further.  
    • ورأي الزيدية أن كل عالم فاطمي يقوم بالسيف ويدعو لنفسه، فهو واجب الطاعة وهو إمام الزمان. (The Zaydiyyah held that every Fatimid scholar rises with the sword and calls for himself, so he is obligated to obey and he is the Imam of the time.) Interestingly, this is not the case with the Imamate of Imam Ali (عليه السلام), the very first Imam.  Since it is said that "every Fatimid عالم", that means the عالم must be the inheritor of the knowledge of Imam Ali (عليه السلام) and Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).  It is not the case with the Imams of zaidiyyah. Their Imams are not the "inheritors of knowledge".  Interestingly, in hadith e thaqalayn where Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) has mentioned the key attributes for knowing who is the عترتي اهلبيتي. And there is no mention of these conditions invented by Zaidi's i.e., rises with sword & calls for himself etc. What is mentioned as key attribute in hadith al-thaqalayn is the knowledge العلم.  ولا تعلموهم فإنهم أعلم منكم (And do not teach them, for they know more than you) روى إمام الزيدية عبدالله بن حمزة الملقب المنصور بالله ( ت 614هـ) ما يؤكد صحة هذا اللفظ، قال : (… عن عطية، عن أبي سعيد، قال: قال النبي صَلَّى الله عَلَيْهِ وآله وَسَلَّم: ((لا تعلّموا أهل بيتي فهم أعلم منكم، ولا تشتموهم فتضلوا) الشافي، ج1 ص154 ، والحديث مروي في الأمالي الخميسية للشجري، الحديث السادس، ص 156 This is further strengthened by this: ثم يؤكد عالم الزيدية مجد الدين المؤيدي صحة هذا اللفظ بعد أن ذهب لتواتر حديث الثقلين، قال : ( وفيه: لا تقدموهما فتهلكوا، ولا تقصروا عنهما فتهلكوا، ولا تعلموهم فإنهم أعلم منكم ) لوامع الأنوار ج1 ص 50 The increase here is the bolded part which says "Do not advance them, lest you perish, and do not fall short of them, lest you perish".  It can be proved that the imams of the Zaydiyyah have gained knowledge from the Mu’tazila men, their theologians, some of the Imamis and the Hanafis, while the wording of the hadith of the Thaqalayn states that the imams of the family who do not separate from the Qur’an are more knowledgeable than others, and the Prophet forbade the others from teaching them by saying: ولا تعلموهم فإنهم أعلم منكم If the imams of the Zaydiyyah were more knowledgeable than the twelver Imams, then there would be no reason for disagreement between the two sects. So it must be bravely admitted that the description of the Prophet to his family by saying (and do not teach them, for they are more knowledgeable than you) does not apply to the imams of Zaydiyyah. Wassalam!!
    • By the way, this is questions about Zaidi beliefs, so please refrain from rudely answering on our behalf with twelver Hadiths. If I were to do the same on your threads I am sure I would get banned. Heck, I am sharing your hadiths on your threads and still suffer the risk of being banned lol.
    • The needy man has not visited Imam Husssin (عليه السلام) at all because  he has not wanted to disturb Imam Hussain  (عليه السلام) in Itikaf also on the other hand Imam Hasan (عليه السلام) told the last part to the needy man not Imam  Hussain (عليه السلام)while Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) The needy man  have not met each other at all.  
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