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    • Allahumma salli ala muhammadiw wa ali muhammadin wa ajjil faraja hum Rabbinee lima anzalta ilayya min khayrin faqir Audhu billahi minash shaytanir rajeem دع كل الشتائم ضدي تُعاد سبعة أضعاف. Astaghfirillah Ya Allah, protect my sister from further harm and abuse Ya as-Sadiq, pray on my behalf, to Al-Haqq that my friend is guided to Islam and healed of her headaches. Verily with hardship comes ease. (إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا - 94:6) Ya Kadhim, pray to As-Sabur on my behalf that me and my brother in Islam are rewarded with a wife each and also that he can find the strength and to overcome his sadness. Verily with hardship comes ease. (إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا - 94:6) Ya Ridha, pray to Al-Wadud on my behalf that she gets peace of mind, verily with hardship comes ease. (إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا - 94:6) Ya Taqi, pray to Al Hakim on my behalf that my burden is lessened and I get the strength to take this deen and the sanctity of my life seriously. Verily with hardship comes ease. (إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا - 94:6) I ask nothing more than for our happiness and well-being. May we all be protected from the plague by Your permission.
    • Please elaborate. This answer is pretty much a non-answer among Muslims.  What would be different from now, in Imam Mahdi's government, that makes it utopian? And can this be accomplished by regular fallible people? That's the part I really wanted to discuss. 
    • The Pakistani ‘study’ you are citing is a joke. Just read through it and you’ll see that for yourself. I’d actually give more credence to ‘random claims on the internet’. Read this and tell me if you think it’s a good idea to make marriage unnecessarily difficult for women: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_violence_in_Pakistan You can easily find similar statistics for most Muslims countries. I’m not going to argue with you that there may be many women in the West divorcing their husbands for what we might consider ridiculous reasons. But that isn’t usually the case in the East, or among Muslims in the West. The question is if we are trying to avoid that happening among Muslims, what’s the better approach, to give women their full rights in the Islam and implement those laws in good faith, without bias towards men, or to keep them in unhappy or abusive marriages at all costs? Nobody is saying we should make some kind of feminist reform of Islamic divorce laws, but by making things harder than Islam demands women are being oppressed, and that will lead to feminism gaining more ground among Muslims. I’m sorry, but coming out with statements like ‘destroy more marriages than they already do’ is completely beneath you. What kind of message do you think that sends out to women? Do you really think, given the social stigma attached to divorcees in Muslim communities, that Muslim women are going to want to get divorced for stupid reasons? Especially if they have kids, remarriage is extremely difficult. This isn’t so much of an issue for a non-Muslim Westerner, because it’s more much commonplace and there are less hang ups about marrying a non-virgin. Sometimes in life we can be so focused on fighting against one evil that we become unbalanced in our approach and end up supporting the opposite evil. As Muslims, we need to remain balanced.
    • Thank you for correcting me brother, I remember a scholar telling me it was not necessary, although he was Shirazi.  Question: If a woman is over thirty years of age, and still virgin, is it necessary for her to seek the permission of her guardian for marriage? Answer: If she is not independent, it is obligatory on her to seek his consent. Rather, even if she is independent, she must seek his consent, as a matter of compulsory precaution. https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01245/  
    • Here’s how we’re gonna approach this  1. Logically  2. History  3. “Scripture” now logically, Paul had the upper hand, so obviously history and the gospels will be in his favour theological and historical wise and would betray Paul as a good guy. The Pauline epistles predated the 4 gospels. The book of Acts was made by Luke, Pauls best friend so obviously Paul’s buddy is gonna try and betray Paul in a really good touching light and twist history in Paul’s favor.   Now history, Christian traditions the Clementine of Homolies, Majority of the scholars agree that it dates back within the 2nd century some say mid and say very early. And Recognitions majority of the scholars agree it dates back to the early 3rd century.  All Scholars agree that the Homollies was a copy of a original one(now lost) which was in Greek which dated back to the time of Simon peter. All Scholars agree that Recognitions the current Latin one, was a copy of a Greek version(now lost) which was a copy of another Greek version(now lost) which was the original Homollies.   Scholars are in agreement that alterations forgery’s have taken place on the Homollies for political and theological reasons and also parts of it have been taken out for the same reasons but those parts are perserved In the Recognitions. Scholars also agree that Recognitions has been through alterations and forgery’s and parts taken out but these parts have been persevered in the Homollies. Homollies didn’t suffer much from Forgery’s and alterations like Recognitions did since Recognitions went through that twice while Homollies went through that once. the Truth in both of them is a lot, All scholars agree that for the most part between Homollies and Recognitions are word for word.  Simon peter hints out to us a certain criteria to distinguish truth from falsehood and displays an example for us. So we will be using that criteria which God persevered out of mercy and grace.  "And when matters were at that point that they should come, some one of our enemies(a reference to Paul), entering the temple with a few men, began to cry out, and to say, What do you mean!, O men of Israel why are you so easily hurried on? Why are you led headlong by most miserable men, who are deceived by Simon, a magician?' While he was thus speaking, and adding more to the same effect, and while James the bishop was refuting him, he began to excite the people and to raise a tumult, so that the people might not be able to hear what was said. Therefore he began to drive all into confusion with shouting, and to undo what had been arranged with much labour, and at the same time to reproach the priests, and to enrage them with revilings and abuse, and, like a madman, to excite every one to murder, saying, Why do you hesitate? Oh sluggish and inert, why do we not lay hands upon them, and pull all these fellows to pieces?' When he had said this, he first, seizing a strong brand from the altar, set the example of smiting. Then others also, seeing him, were carried away with like readiness. Then ensued a tumult on either side, of the beating and the beaten. Much blood is shed; there is a confused flight, in the midst of which that enemy(reference to Paul) attacked James, and threw him headlong from the top of the steps; and supposing him to be dead, he cared not to inflict further violence upon him." -Recognitions, book1,CH.LXX  over Paul attacks James the Just and calls Simon peter a “magician” and terrorises the original followers of Christ. Btw their is a reason why they don’t mention Paul’s name which i will explains later on in this post.   Luke does narrate that Choas did happen in the church in Jerusalem, “On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. 2Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. 3But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison.” -Acts 8:1-3 But Luke does what he does best which is fabricate false characters such as Stephen and says that “stephen” was attacked when really it was James the Just who was attacked, Luke knew that if he narrated the true event then theirs no point of being Pauline since the narration exposes Paul even more since James and Paul disagreed on theology and fundamentals which then clearly shows Paul was a false disciple. Luke is desperately trying to lighten Paul’s wickedness to point that Paul was not the one attakckg “Stephen” rather it was Paul’s “companion” regardless of that Luke still shoots himself in the foot by saying Paul approved of “Stephens” killing.  "But our friends lifted him up, for they were both more numerous and more powerful than the others; but, from their fear of God, they rather suffered themselves to be killed by an inferior force, than they would kill others. But when the evening came the priests shut up the temple, and we returned to the house of James, and spent the night there in prayer. Then before daylight we went down to Jericho, to the number of 5000 men. Then after three days one of the brethren came to us from Gamaliel, whom we mentioned before, bringing to us secret tidings that that enemy had received a commission from Caiaphas, the chief priest, that he should arrest all who believed in Jesus, and should go to Damascus with his letters, and that there also, employing the help of the unbelievers, he should make havoc among the faithful; and that he was hastening to Damascus chiefly on this account, because he believed that Peter had fled thither. And about thirty days thereafter he stopped on his way while passing through Jericho going to Damascus. At that time we were absent, having gone out to the sepulchres of two brethren which were whitened of themselves every year, by which miracle the fury of many against us was restrained, because they saw that our brethren were in remembrance before God." -Recognitions, book 1, CH.LXXI Luke narrates that Paul did go to the Caiaphas and was Asking if anyone in the synagogues belonged to the Way sect which was Jesus religion so he can send them to jail after attacking In Jerusalem.  “1Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest 2and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem.”-Acts 9:1-2 12“On one of these journeys I was going to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests.” -Acts 26:12 Paul wasn’t just giving “murderous threats” to the followers of Christ(they are called “disciples” over here) rather he did murder some people as we can see and tried to kill James the Just. Luke is desperately trying to lighten things up in hopes for the people that get deceived by them won’t have too much doubt about Paul.  Paul had that intention and to go Damascus because he thought that Simon had went ahead of him.  “3As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” 5“Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. 6“Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” 7The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. 8Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus.” -Acts 9:3-8 When Paul went ahead to do that on his way he made up his mind that he would not get rid of Jesus followers because the Jews themselves were divided regarding the the-Way because some tolerated them and would team up with them against Hellenistic Paul since they adhere to the law and and some simply outright give them no chance to live regardless of being Hellenistic or not. Paul knew that he would cause a lot more chaos if he started to do the samething in Damascus and end up getting himself killed this time thus he fabricated a vision to alter Jesus’ religion spirituality but that also resulted in chaos aswell. Hence why we see Hellenistic beliefs all over the Gosepls and Pauline epistles.  Now when Paul did this, this is when he started to introduce Jesus is the son of God, since he was preaching to the Gentiles he was able to getaway with it but Simon was behind his back every corner trying to refute him and faced persecutions from him. I’ve shown in my Paul refute how he was persecuting Simon which you overlooked.    “Saul spent several days with the believers in Damascus. 20At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. 21All those who heard him were astonished and asked, ‘Isn’t he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name? And hasn’t he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?’” -Acts 9:19-21  the people in Damascus didn’t believe him since they knew it is blasphemous to say such thing and the followers of Christ also knew what he was saying was a heretical belief, the Jews themselves knew Paul was a imposter and wasn’t an actual disciple of Christ since they heard about the hovic that took place so when he realised he had no chance he decided to go preach to the Gentile Greeks to stop Jesus message from being spread to the gentiles all around by the disciples. The Jews plotted against Paul since he was preaching many blasphemous things (I will be showing later on on my posts) and also was causing choas amongst followers of Christ. Before he started his mission to deceive the Gentiles he went to Jerusalem to deceive the disciples of Christ so that when he preached his Hellenistic blasphemous beliefs he can claim that the disciples approved of his apostleship and he is a really of apostle of Christ, the proper narration regarding visiting the disciples was that he only visited Simon saying that he had a vision that jesus appeared to him.  “23After many days had gone by, there was a conspiracy among the Jews to kill him, 24but Saul learned of their plan. Day and night they kept close watch on the city gates in order to kill him. 25But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall.” -Acts 9:23-25 “26When he(Paul) came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple.” -Acts 9:26  Simon already knew Paul was a imposter because of his contradicting teachings and beliefs, despite all of that Paul still decided to fabricate a false story of a vision which supposedly Jesus appoints as a apostle to the gentiles. Simon warned the people about Paul and not to fall for his trap.    “Then after three months were fulfilled, he ordered me to fast for several days, and when our brethren rejoiced at my God-gifted regeneration, not many days after he turned to the elders in presence of all the church, and charged them, saying:  “Our Master and Prophet, who hath sent us, declared to us that the wicked one, having disputed with him forty days, and having prevailed nothing against him, promised that he would send apostles from amongst his subjects, to deceive. Above all, remember to shun apostle or teacher or prophet who does not first accurately compare his preaching with that of James, who was called the brother of my Master, and to whom was entrusted to administer the church of the Hebrews in Jerusalem,—and that even though he come to you with witnesses: lest the wickedness which disputed forty days with the Master, and prevailed nothing, should afterwards, like lightning falling from heaven upon the earth, send a preacher to your injury, as now he has sent Simon(Saul) upon us, preaching, under pretence of the truth, in the name of the Master, and sowing error. He who hath sent us, said, ‘Many shall come to me in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.  By their fruits ye shall know them.’” -Homollies, XI, CH.35 over here Paul is seen as “Simon” the reason being is because when Homollies was altred they removed Paul’s name and put a fictional name for Paul so that Paul won’t be exposed outright which would lead to the conclusion that Paul is an imposter.  They put the name “Simon” for political reasons. When they put “Simon” their intention was to betray Simom peter being bad guy and Paul being the good guy the true disciple of Christ but they failed to do so because it was already established from the time of Jesus that Simon peter was Jesus’ successor and was very wide spread, so they had to fabricate person and that person was “Simon magus” after realising their big mistake and they made him a “magician” since Paul called Simon a “magician” and they as followers of Paul also called him a “magician”. So all the passages that call “magus” “Simon the magician” it was originally a refrence to Simon the disciple christ. The fact that Jesus emphasis on simons successorship during his mission shows that he knew that in the future Simon would be percuted and he emphasised a lot on practising the law as an evidence in Simon’s favour. “Why are you led headlong by most miserable men, who are deceived by Simon, a magician?” -Recognitions, book 1, CH.LXX Paul didn’t meet with the standards of James the Just which i have shown in the previous comments nor of Jesus.    28For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law. -Romans 3:28 “16know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.”—Galatians 2:16 “13Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us” -Galatians 3:13 “8If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” a you are doing right. 9But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. 10For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. 11For he who said, “You shall not commit adultery,” also said, “You shall not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.” -James 2:8-11 “14What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. 18But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. 19You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.” -James 2:14-19 17“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven. -Mathew 5:17-20   Again your “interpretation” has no relation to the parable whatsoever.... no correspondence at all. Very desperate attempts. It’s a parable about the one who keeps law and the one who doesn’t. 24“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” -Matthew 7:24-27 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” this parable shows that the person who lives his/her life by practicing jesus teaching will be able to stand tall and face all trails and calamties because jesus teachings granted that person the wisdom and power to face such things and won’t go astray, fall into depression and eventually go to hell. The rock (I.efoundation) is jesus teachings and the rain and the stream and the wind are trails and calamties and the house represents the persons life that he/she built by living by jesus’ teachings.    “26But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” The person who does not live by Jesus’ teachings when he/she faces calamties and trails he/she will not be able encounter them because he/she did not practice them if they had practiced them then they would have had the wisdom and power to encounter them and won’t be miserable and fall into depression and go astray.  Now since Paul didn’t keep the law and taught on the contrary, he went very astray and eventually fell, if he had gained wisdom from Simon he would have not been astray and fall.  One thing worth mentioning is that Luke Pauls buddy in his own historical book, book of acts, fabricated “Simon Magus” aswell In hopes to distinguish Saul from “Simon magus” so that it appears like “Simon Magus” in the Homollies is not Saul, in hopes that the Victims won’t doubt Paul the imposter “apostleship”.  Here’s the debate between Simon peter and Paul on his so called vision. And Simon(Saul/Paul) said:  “If you maintain that apparitions do not always reveal the truth, yet for all that, visions and dreams, being God-sent, do not speak falsely in regard to those matters which they wish to tell.”  And Peter said:  “You were right in saying that, being God-sent, they do not speak falsely.  But it is uncertain if he who sees has seen a God-sent dream.”  And Simon said:  “If he who has had the vision is just, he has seen a true vision.”  And Peter said:  “You were right.  But who is just, if he stands in need of a vision that he may learn what he ought to learn, and do what he ought to do?”  And Simon(Saul) said:  “Grant me this, that the just man alone can see a true vision, and I shall then reply to that other point.  For I have come to the conclusion that an impious man does not see a true dream.”  And Peter said:  “This is false; and I can prove it both apart from Scripture and by Scripture; but I do not undertake to persuade you.  For the man who is inclined to fall in love with a bad woman, does not change his mind so as to care for a lawful union with another woman in every respect good; but sometimes they love the worse woman through prepossessions, though they are conscious that there is another who is more excellent.  And you are ignorant, in consequence of some such state of mind.”  And Simon(Saul/Paul) said:  “Dismiss this subject, and discuss the matter on which you promised to speak.  For it seems to me impossible that impious men should receive dreams from God in any way whatsoever.” And Peter said:  “I remember that I promised to prove this point, and to give my proofs in regard to it from Scripture and apart from Scripture.  And now listen to what I say.  We know that there are many (if you will pardon me the statement; and if you don’t, I can appeal to those who are present as judges) who worship idols, commit adultery, and sin in every way, and yet they see true visions and dreams, and some of them have also apparitions of demons.  For I maintain that the eyes of mortals cannot see the incorporeal God. it is not because God envies, but that He cannot be seen by man for he who sees God cannot live. If any angel be sent that he may he seen by a man, he is changed into flesh, that he may be able to be seen by flesh.  For no one can see an angel.  But if one sees an apparition, he should know that this is the apparition of an evil demon. “But it is manifest that the impious see true visions and dreams, and I can prove it from Scripture.  Finally, then, it is written in the Torah, how Abimelech, who was impious, wished to defile the wife of just Abraham by intercourse, and how he heard the commandment from God in his sleep, as the Scripture says, not to touch her, because she was dwelling with her husband.  Pharaoh, also an impious man, saw a dream in regard to the fulness and thinness of the ears of corn, to whom Joseph said, when he gave the interpretation, that the dream had come from God. Nebuchadnezzar, who worshipped images, and ordered those who worshipped God to be cast into fire, saw a dream extending over the whole age of the world. And let no one say, ‘No one who is impious sees a vision when awake.’  That is false.  Nebuchadnezzar himself, having ordered three men to be cast into fire, saw a fourth when he looked into the furnace, and said, ‘Behold, I see four free men walking in the midst of the fire, and there is no wound upon them, and the form of the fourth one is like that of an angel." .’And nevertheless, though they saw apparitions, visions, and dreams, they were impious.  Thus, we cannot infer with absolute certainty that the man who has seen visions, and dreams, and apparitions, is undoubtedly pious.  For in the case of the pious man, the truth gushes up natural and pure in his mind, not worked up through dreams, but granted to the good through intelligence. “Thus to me also was the Prophet revealed by God. I know what is the meaning of revelation, having learned it in my own case.  For at the very time when the Master said, ‘Who do they say that I am?’ and when I heard one saying one thing of him, and another another, it came into my heart to say (and I know not, therefore, how I said it), ‘Thou art the Messanger of the living God.’ But He, pronouncing me blessed, pointed out to me that it was God who had revealed it to me; and from this time I learned that revelation is knowledge gained without instruction, and without apparition and dreams.  And this is indeed the case.  For in the soul which has been placed in us by God, there is all the truth; but it is covered and revealed by the hand of God, who works so far as each one through his knowledge deserves. But the declaration of anything by means of apparitions and dreams from outside is a proof, not that it comes from revelation, but from wrath.  Finally, then, it is written in the Torah, that God, being angry, said to Aaron and Miriam, ‘If a prophet arise from amongst you, I shall make myself known to him through visions and dreams, but not so as to my servant Moses; because With him I speak mouth to mouth; plainly and not in riddles, and he beholds the attributes of the Lord. So why were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses ? .’  You see how the statements of wrath are made through visions and dreams, but the statements to a friend are made mouth to mouth, and not through riddles and visions and dreams, as to an enemy. “If, then, our Jesus appeared to you in a vision, made himself known to you, and spoke to you, it was as one who is enraged with an adversary; and this is the reason why it was through visions and dreams, or through revelations that were from outside, that he spoke to you.  But can any one be rendered fit for instruction through apparitions?  And if you will say, ‘It is possible,’ then I ask, ‘Why did our teacher abide and discourse a whole year to those who were awake?’  And how are we to believe your word, when you tell us that he appeared to you?  And how did he appear to you, when you entertain opinions contrary to his teaching?  But if you were seen and taught by him, and became his apostle for a single hour, proclaim his utterances, interpret his sayings, love his apostles, contend not with me who companied with him.  For in direct opposition to me, who am a firm rock, the foundation of the Church, you now stand.  If you were not opposed to me, you would not accuse me, and revile the truth proclaimed by me, in order that I may not be believed when I state what I myself have heard with my own ears from the Master, as if I were evidently a person that was condemned and in bad repute. But if you say that I am condemned, you bring an accusation against God, who revealed the Christ to me, and you inveigh against Him who pronounced me blessed on account of the revelation.  But if, indeed, you really wish to work in the cause of truth, learn first of all from us what we have learned from him, and, becoming a disciple of the truth, become a fellow-worker with us.” When Simon(Saul) heard this, he said:  “Far be it from me to become his or your disciple.  For I am not ignorant of what I ought to know; but the inquiries which I made as a learner were made that I may see if you can prove that actual sight is more distinct than apparition. But you spoke according to your own pleasure; you did not prove.  And now, tomorrow I shall come to your opinions in regard to God, whom you affirmed to be the framer of the world; and in my discussion with you, I shall show that he is not the highest, nor good, and that your teacher made the same statements as I now do; and I shall prove that you have not understood him.”  On saying this he went away, not wishing to listen to what might be said to the propositions which he had laid down. (Homollies XVII, ch.15-20)   If this is debate is between Paul and Simon is not enough then here’s this,  Luke 10:18 “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” Acts 26:12-18 12“On one of these journeys I was going to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. 13About noon, King Agrippa, as I was on the road, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, blazing around me and my companions. 14We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic, a ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’ 15“Then I asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ “ ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ the Lord replied. 16‘Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen and will see of me. 17I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them 18to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’ “Then after three months were fulfilled, he ordered me to fast for several days, and when our brethren rejoiced at my God-gifted regeneration, not many days after he turned to the elders in presence of all the church, and charged them, saying:  “Our Master and Prophet, who hath sent us, declared to us that the wicked one, having disputed with him forty days, and having prevailed nothing against him, promised that he would send apostles from amongst his subjects, to deceive. Above all, remember to shun apostle or teacher or prophet who does not first accurately compare his preaching with that of James, who was called the brother of my Master, and to whom was entrusted to administer the church of the Hebrews in Jerusalem,—and that even though he come to you with witnesses: lest the wickedness which disputed forty days with the Master, and prevailed nothing, should afterwards, like lightning falling from heaven upon the earth, send a preacher to your injury, as now he has sent Simon(Saul) upon us, preaching, under pretence of the truth, in the name of the Master, and sowing error. He who hath sent us, said, ‘Many shall come to me in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.  By their fruits ye shall know them.’” -Homollies, XI, CH.35 you do the math. 
    • Even if she is financially responsible she would still need permission.
    • A bit off-topic but if you're referring to Azar, he was not Prophet Ibrahim's father. "The forefathers of the Holy Prophet of Islam as well as all other Prophets were pious people who believed in monotheism."  -Ayatollah Jaffar Subhani   Please scroll down and read the section, "Was Azar The Father of Ibrahim?" from chapter 4 of the book, The Messsage, by Aytollah Jaffar Subhani: https://www.al-islam.org/the-message-ayatullah-jafar-subhani/chapter-4-ancestors-prophet#was-azar-father-ibrahim
    • While l was wandering around the supermarket today, over the PA(public address) system l hear something like this: "Please shoppers,  Maintain social distancing, Six feet apart. Wear a face mask, Wash your hands... Often. Be courteous to other shoppers." l then expected to hear: "Have a good day, comrades."  
    • Yes.   The government of Imam Mahdi.   Dystopia.
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