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  2. Well, by his denial to participate, it seems that he did not like it, actions speak louder than words. And, why should he have apologized for the actions of others? It could be seen in the history that he tried to compensate the women of royal persian family by helping them to choose groom for them. It shows that he was worried about their welfare and wanted to subside their anger.
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  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. Well, I will defend him whenever I find he is attacked and I think I do not have to prove anything to you. If you have only seen Christians defending him, it is because you only visit English Channels and websites. There are many more places where I have been to and have defended prophets.
  7. One of the best ways of addressing Islamophobia
  8. Not asking for fiqhi answers but more an open discussion. I personally have a boss who is a kind person but obviously lacks skills and tries to compensate by being omnipresent and it is a bit suffocating. How do you cope with regular tensions with your boss or colleagues who sometimes have a negative impact on you and only way to evacuate your frustration is often to resort to talking about it at lunchtime or during breaks when she is absent of course.
  9. Just a suggestion... Make a threat to kill or completely disable them if they don't run away for their life from you. Maybe some here know how to make that type of threat. Wallahualam
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Even if Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) fulfill their wishes, they will make different excuses to not believe in the Prophet.
  13. 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.
  14. There is no faulty reasoning, absolute uprightness = not falling into any major sin, and not contradicting the decisive of the Quran, and what is Mutawwatir from the Sunnah. You act as if any similarity with Sunnism is somehow a failure in creed, rather it is indictive of how terribly reactionary your sect is. This is the tradition of Allah with those who have passed, do you deny that the sons of Israel inherited Prophethood, and scripture in particular members, and in the community? We are held by evidence, the Prophet provided Nass for Imam Ali, Hasan, and Husayn, and then he designated the community of his progeny through Hadith Thaqalayn. This is quite consistent with the Quran, as we see Allah saying: {And indeed, We sent Noah and Abraham and reserved prophethood and revelation for their descendants. Some of them are ˹rightly˺ guided, while most are rebellious} [57:26]. This inheritance culminated with the community of the Ahl al-Bayt, the sons of Lady Fatima (upon her be blessings, and peace). Allah, the Exalted, says: {Then We caused to inherit the Book those We have chosen of Our servants; and among them is he who wrongs himself [i.e., sins], and among them is he who is moderate, and among them is he who is foremost in good deeds by permission of Allāh. That [inheritance] is what is the great bounty}. Since you concede that the Imam does not guide, we then move to our follow up question which is what is your evidence that he even exists? As you may know, the Imam is not a necessary existent, rather he is contingent. Therefore, to appeal to the logical necessity of the Imam as your Salaf have done is not viable, this will be demonstrated beyond a reasonable doubt if you choose to take this route. You cannot appeal to mystery, as you are making a tall claim by saying our salvation depends upon believing in Twelve designated Imams. At the very least, if you wish to go against the consensus of your scholar, and what is (falsely) attributed by Mass-transmission (from the Ghulat) to our great Imams of guidance al-Baqir, al-Sadiq, and the other greats from the sons of Imam Husayn who have suffered enough from your fabricated attributions. Then, you will say that we are upon clear misguidance for rejecting them. To that I will say, what exactly am I misguided from as a Zaydi? You see, I can demonstrate the misguidance of Sunnis, Twelvers, Ismailis, Christians, Jews, Atheists, Polytheists, Agnostics, etc. for rejecting the Ahl al-Bayt who are embodied by the Zaydiyyah. I assure you, you will not be able to highlight the guidance which we are missing out on, and you have already capitulated to this reality from the beginning. You see how the matter instantly goes back to guidance, as you don't have a Nass to provide that designates your Imams. How can you provide such a Nass when even Zurarah had no access to it. You have conceded that your Imamah lacks active service to the Ummah, and once again have emphasized your agreement with me that it is bereft of guidance. As expected, your only option is to appeal to mystery. I will not mention how it contradicts Hadith Thaqalayn as it is tied to guidance, rather I will address your presupposition. You say they follow the command of Allah, however, with such a statement you are presuming they are designated by Allah. Where is your evidence for their designation? Sure: Quran: Calls to establishing Hudud, and Shariah. No Imam present to do so. History: No Imami denomination argued for 12 Imams until the creed was crystallized. Pragmatism: No guidance, no benefit. Hadith: No Hadith that designates 12 Imams. Reason: Contradiction, and inconsistency.
  15. How so? In how many riots, where the rioters are in hundreds (not in thousands or hundred of thousands) and yet you find almost 30 causalities of law enforcement officers? This was a blatant act of sedition and chaos, and nothing else. Even those who were running the show knew that it won’t break the IRI regime. They just live on fitna, bloodshed, and suffering. It’s a sick and sadistic mindset that is prevalent among the children of Satan and Marwan, and as time is passing by, we are seeing their alliance is coming to light for all to see. The next big addition to this would be the Cow worshipers. Like someone suggested above, it’s about the time Shia Muslims and sincere Christians start making their bonds stronger. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has already made it incumbent in Quran.
  16. Wow. Your reading comprehension is really limited. I literally said I was making fun of objectionable sunni beliefs. Further explanation of why I said belief and not books because Shia and sunni books have objectionable materials but we easily reject the false or absurd narrations whereas sunnis think that if a hadith is in Bukhari or Muslim then it MUST be true so the real problem is BELIEVING false narrations. Yes, I was in the mood to mock @sunni muslim. I find him amusing and can't take him seriously. Clearly along with comprehension, you lack research skills as well. I already posted a link to a post from Oct 4 2016 on this topic. Back to school youngling. Still NO. The challenge is that sunnis believe this to be true whereas we dont. His debate was completed when he admitted believing in Imamah on Pg3 (I think) and then again admitted to having the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) as his Imam. The difference is as shias we reject the objectionable BUT sunnis are forced into accepting objectionable materials simply because it is in Sahih Bukhari or Muslim. Get the gist? Just to be clear, I am making fun of him, you and objectionable sunni beliefs simultaneously Okay youngling, you will get a diagram tomorrow. To show you how far ahead I am from you and sunni dude, I specifically chose the Musa narration and then mentioned Kitty-Daddy because this absurd narration comes from him in Bukhari. Be honest, had you connected the dots? Now go to sleep, we will continue schooling tomorrow.
  17. "This week, the United States will be imposing further costs on perpetrators of violence against peaceful protesters. We will continue holding Iranian officials accountable and supporting the rights of Iranians to protest freely," Biden said. He care so much about Iranian people.
  18. It is only makrooh, not haram, to keep a vegetarian diet. It is recommended that you eat meat at least once every 40 days, but this meat might be fish. As far as I know, only some kinds of Christians do not consider fish to be meat. According to Shia fiqh, any fish with scales is halal, including tuna, salmon, and trout, which are all the best kinds of fish anyway.
  19. In Sha Allah you WILL WIN. Don't be too alone by yourself and keep busy. Shaytaan the cursed always attacks when the mind in not in use. There is saying in English: "idle mind is devil's workshop"
  20. I had done my search on SC before my post for your kind information. That’s the reason I posted nearly 10 hours after your post. The last discussion on this was in 2015. In fact, it was brother Abu Nur who had told the OP that this is also in Shia literature. Let any fair-minded person read the above. They will definitely conclude that you were having a dig and implying Sunni’s have ‘objectionable’ narrations in their books. And the second sentence confirms the mood you were in. If you were not aware that this narration is in Shia literature too, then your dig gets acceptable as a banter within debate. But by you knowing that this is also in Shia narrations, that too, attributed to the great Imam as-Sadiq (may Allah have mercy on him), your challenge implied as if this is only Sunni narration. This was unfair, smacks of unfair tactics. What if he didn’t know that it is also in your books. Surely, you would have played this around him upsetting his debate. Tactics, tactics – games people play. Now, you are patronising! I didn’t mean that you making fun of Sunnis on the general. At that point you were having a dig. Similarly, you have a lot of stupid stuff in your hadith literature which you won’t touch with a barge pole. And I would feel silly to ask you if you believed in it. It would me more embarrassing for me ask you if you believed it, well knowing that the same material in ‘my’ own books! Get the gist? Of course, I can take that. Diagram? Surely, provided that you are good at drawing. There is a saying: “When you have dug yourself in a hole, stop digging.
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  22. Here you go: The funny thing that same thing happened 6 years ago...hehehe.
  23. You have opened up a very deep subject with this. Probably we need another thread for this, but briefly and from an Islamic perspective. We believe that our 'mind' is not only our physical brain. We have the aql (no exact word for word translation of this but approximately it means rational thought) and the qalb (the spiritual heart). We also have the different 'selves', such as the animal self (nafs al ammarah), the perfected self (nafs al mu'imainah), etc. Those parts of us that are non physical are the real 'self'. A computer obviously doesn't have those things, and AI also doesn't have those things. So we can't say that it has a 'self' like we do. At the same time, when you say the word 'think' or 'thinking', to me anyway, this describes a process of taking in information from the world around you, thru the senses, processing that information based on what you already know about the world and then adding that information to the information you have, and then acting on that information based on some set of goals that you have. If we go with that definition of 'thinking', then AI can already do that, and in many cases can do it better than we as human beings can. As far as 'self awareness', we have some evidence (again probably need another thread for this) that extremely sophisticated AI can get to the point where it is self aware. Does that mean that it is 'alive' in the Islamic definition or that it has a soul, in the Islamic definition. No. If that were the case, then we would have to give it rights, like we give animals and the natural world. Because it has no such rights, it is also not considered something with a soul.
  24. Imam is needed to be present in order to clarify, but it does not mean that he must be present currently. There is no statement that says we must have an active and present Imam all the time to guide us. Rather it is God who chooses if he want to change the status of Imam from passive to active. Aww, now it is about Adl. So how do you reach to conclusion using this that it logically necessitate that God need always to give us an active imam to guide us? Do we not have eras and places where there was not such a imam who guide? God is the faulty one here? Did we have guidance in Age of Ignorance? God said: and you were on the brink of a pit of fire, then He saved you from it. And did he save them before Muhammad (saws)? Yes for one group and no for other group. This is the principle that God can send whomever He wants an present Imam who actively guides group x or y. But he can also make them not actively guide groups x and y either. Understand that there is difference between having an Imam and Imam being active to guide. In our concept there is no an necessity that he must be present and actively to guide even if he is badly needed. Ask yourself, Christians (and even Muslims) are waiting for the guidance of Jesus (عليه السلام), God took him to ghaybah (absence) and one day he will come back and guide the mankind. Is Isa (عليه السلام) active or passive Imam? Is Isa ghaybah mystery and silly? Exactly. Silly statement from silly man.
  25. I'm seeing that my circle is a bit different from most.... I hang with commies and teachers.
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