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    • Right on the mark.  All Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) wants to see is our “sincere” struggle, that’s why He says in a Hadith Qudsi, {paraphrasing}, “Had nobody committed sins, I would have perished this humanity and created a new one which did; because I LIKE to FORGIVE”. There can’t be more loaded guaranteed salvation from our Merciful Lord. 
    • 1.  A turbah (Arabic: تربة‎; Persian: مهر‎ mohr) is a small piece of soil or clay, often a clay tablet, used during salat (Islamic daily prayers) to symbolize Earth, The most favoured soil is that of Karbala, the site of the death of Husayn ibn Ali; however, soil from anywhere may be used. In the absence of soil, plants or items made from plants may be substituted. This provision has been extended to include the use of paper Following the instruction from the Qur'an, Shi’ah Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq stated that "prostration must be performed on pure Earth or what grows on it, provided that it is not eaten or worn." For example, prostration on paper is permissible because it is made of natural elements grown on Earth.[3] Although it is not required of a person to prostrate on a turbah during prayer, many Shia Muslims prefer to use one because it demonstrates their concern for the cleanliness of their bodies, clothes, and the place in which they pray, hence the production of the portable turbahs. 2 and 3.  According to Abu Sa`id al-Khudri: “I saw Allah’s Apostle prostrating in mud and water and saw the marl of mud on his forehead.”[4] Though Muhammad prayed on the ground, the hadith Sahih al-Bukhari states that "Allah’s Apostle used to pray on Khumra." The idea of "absolute consideration" states that some kinds of soil, and thus some kinds of places are better than others for prayer. For example, places, buildings, and structures related to Allah and Muhammad are held in the highest regard when it comes to places in which to hold prayer. [5] The Earth is a Place of Prostration There is a narration narrated in Sahih Muslim and Sahih Bukhari, as well as the Shia books, where the Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) says: “The Earth is made for me as place of prostration and purification.” (Bukhari1:209, Muslim 1:371, Wasa’elu-Shi’a 3:423) From this narration, we understand that when we prostrate, it should be on ‘Earth’ or something directly from the Earth. This includes soil, sand, pebbles and minerals (except gold and silver). It also includes paper and leaves from trees because they grow from the Earth. (Tissue is probably the last option if nothing else is available). The other condition is that the thing we pray on must not be wearable or edible. Therefore, we cannot pray on leaves from plants which are edible or from which clothes can be made (e.g. cotton). Imam al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) says: “Prostration is only allowed on Earth or things that are from the Earth, except those things which can be worn or consumed”. (Wasailul Shia, 3:591) 4 & 5.  In reply to this question, it must be noted that there is a great difference between the phrase, “as-sujud lillah” {prostration for Allah}, and “as-sujud ‘ala’l-ard” {prostration on Earth}. The problem of the mentioned people is that they fail to distinguish between the meanings of the two phrases. It is clear that the meaning of “as-sujud lillah” is “prostration for the sake of Allah” while “as-sujud ‘ala’l-ard” means “prostration on the Earth”. In other words, by prostrating on Earth we prostrate for the sake of God, and in principle, All Muslims of the world prostrate on something for the sake of God. All pilgrims to the House of God prostrate on the stones of Masjid al-Haram in the same way but their aim is prostrating for the sake of God. Similarly, it becomes clear that prostration on turbah is different from prostration for turbah. On one hand, the Holy Qur’an states: “To Allah prostrates whoever there is in the heavens and the Earth.”1 Also, the Holy Prophet (S) says: “The (pure) Earth has been made for me as a place of prostration and an agent of purification.” Therefore, “prostration for God” and “prostration on Earth or turbah” are not only far from being inconsistent but they agree with each other completely. https://www.al-Islam.org/Shia-rebuts-Sayyid-rida-husayni-nasab/question-19-why-do-shiah-prostrate-on-turbah-dried-clay 6 & 7.  The Qur'an instructs us to follow the Prophet Muhammad saww and he saww is follower of the religion Islam that is the religion of ibrahim as. This provides the evidence from above presented answers that it is the Prophet sunna to prostrate on the Earth and starw mat etc. We do not pray on carpet because it is not Earth and is not made from Earth. The above narration says that we should pray on the Earth, and therefore carpet is no something we can pray on. This is confirmed by other narrations. Abu Said al-Khudri narrates about the Prophet: “We were in the mosque and the roof of the mosque was made of date palm branches so that we could not see up into the sky. One day it rained heavily. The Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) led the prayer with us, so much so that I saw the marks of the mud on the forehead of the Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)…” (Bukhari, 2:386) A’isha narrates: “The Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) never placed anything between his forehead and the Earth…” (Mosnad Imam Ahmad, 6:58) At the time of the Prophet, carpets did exist and if the Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) wished, he could have prayed on a carpet or laid the mosque’s floor with carpet. However, this never happened. Um Salama: ‘The Prophet would pray on a small strawmat’. Anas: ‘The Prophet would pray on a straw mat’. (Bukhari, 1:231) Therefore, it is at least a precaution to avoid praying on carpet as the Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) did not ever do this. Imam al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) says: “I prefer that he prostrates on the Earth. The Messenger of Allah ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) used to like to place his forehead on the Earth. I like for you what the Messenger of Allah ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) used to like.” (WasailulShia) "You may respond for any further assistance required  in this concern, please" wasalam.
    • Don't a make a big deal. Follow your daily life. Don't think about those thoughts.
    • @starlight can’t tell if you agree with me or are saying practice self control? I mean of course discipline and self control is important but my thing is that shouldn’t stop  people from doing halal things like intercourse with his wife, mutah etc...  Netherlands has nothing to do with his Islamic right if they are married it is his right for intercourse. In fact it’s haram to not have intercourse at least once every 4 months according to some Maraji with ones young wife. brother @Jawad231 this means when you get to Pakistan you definitely have to fulfill your right (I.e ignore this talk of self control)  for your situation specifically ask your marja fur guidance. http://www.alhakeem.com/en/questions/928 Is it obligatory on the husband to have sex with his wife? Answer :  It is not permissible for the husband to abandon sexual intercourse with his permanent wife for more than four months. He must have sexual intercourse with her at least once every four months in the usual way to satisfy her sexual need. The same is obligatory with the temporary wife based on compulsory precaution.
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