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    • H1b is not residency or citizenship. H1b means you can come to the US for a short amount of time to do some work. A company or organization sponsors you and you do your work, and then your visa expires and you are supposed to leave at that point. It is given for a few month to 1 year, typically.  I don't see why they should apologize for their kids mistakes. As a parent of three children, I can say that we (as parents) do our best to raise our children, teach them Islam, teach them good values, and try to be an example for them of these. What they do once they become an adult is outside of the parents control. If at that point they do wrong things and mistakes, they will bear the consequences of those and they will be responsible for those, not the parents, unless the parents had a partnership with them in these deeds by encouraging them to do the deeds or facilitating these deeds. If there is no evidence that the parents did this, we can't assume they did.  The root of the issue is the injustice that prevails all over the world in relation to wealth and economic status. We live in a world where the wealthy are given way beyond what they need or could possibly use and the poor are given nothing and what little they have is taken away thru corruption and injustice. I believe that the leadership of Iran is sincere in trying to take measures to curb or alleviate that injustice that is prevalent. At the same time, Iran is part of a global system which no country can escape from. It is that global system, based on riba and vampire capitalism that is the root of the problem and the root of 99% of the problems we have in the world today. This is the system that Imam Zaman(a.f.s) will destroy and pull it out by it's roots. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) hasten his return. 
    • I see so the brother @-Rejector- shared this verse: They say, ‘We will not believe you until you make a spring gush forth for us from the ground. Or until you have a garden of date palms and vines and you make streams gush through it. Or until you cause the sky to fall in fragments upon us, just as you have averred. Or until you bring Allah and the angels [right] in front of us. Or until you have a house of gold, or you ascend into the sky. And we will not believe your ascension until you bring down for us a book that we may read.’ Say, ‘Immaculate is my Lord! Am I anything but a human apostle?!’ [17:90-93] I already have read a debate concerning these questions which were asked by Quraish. Following is the debate between the Quraishi person and Prophet (PBUHHP): https://www.al-islam.org/divine-wisdom-prophet-muhammad/chapter-2-debate-prophet-s-group-polytheists  
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    • Is burning marijuana the best way to dispose of it? I'd have thought the smoke would create the wrong kind of noxious gases for the people nearby.  
    • What!! Where does hadith al Thaqalayn gave you the impression that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) designated or authorized the community to elect or select an Imam from Ahlul Bayt عليهم السلام? So you become Imam less after the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (عليه السلام). While his only son al-Sajjad (عليه السلام) was leading the imprisoned caravan. You become Imam less till Zayd al-Shaheed reached to his maturity and stood against the zalimeen.  It appears that the saqifa of Sunni's happened in Saqifah bani Sa'ada but the Saqifah of Zaidiyyah happened when Zayd al-Shaheed decided to stand against oppression. 
    • Even if Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) fulfill their wishes, they will make different excuses to not believe in the Prophet.
    • lol, We actually don't even feel the need to defend the very concept which is mentioned in Quran & in your own books. Here is what your scholars say about the Imamate: "Imamate is not an Islamic fundamental for us; rather it is one of obligatory commandments, unlike the Shiah that consider it as an Islamic principle. Some have defined Imamate as the leadership of the public in worldly and religious issues. However, a better definition of it is the caliphate of Prophet Muhammad (S) in establishing the religion and maintaining the Muslims’ unity. Obeying such a caliph is then obligatory for all the Muslims." (Sharhul Mawaqif, Vol 8, p. 344. Sheikh Abdur Rahman Lahiji) This will take us back to the discussion of the successor of Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and to the subject "Ulil Amr".  You have invented/elected your Imams and either ignored or either disliked what Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) & His Apostle (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) have selected for you. It is nothing but a clear defiance, a deviance as well.  More interesting is that according to your own books, the Caliphs or Imams after Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) will be 12 (please see the variants of hadith narrated by Jabir bin Samura). And even more interesting is that your books even mention the character Mehdi ajtf, who will be mentioned as Imam of Muslims in your own books.  How funny is that you, even then, questioning the necessity of Imamate.    
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