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  2. That was exactly my intuition but I would like to find sources that corroborate this.
  3. Thanks brothers. I had never noticed the standing option was actually agreed upon in our texts. Good to know.
  4. The only positive part of this incident is that the world is now seeing the Zionist government for who they truly are. Their justification for this is 'We don't like what he said so we killed him and his whole family'. Even the Nazis might pause for a few moments before they commit such a crime. Apparently the Zionists don't. It is no longer fair to the Nazis to compare the Zionists to them. The Zionists are worse.
  5. Thank you, never knew what this existed! Now I do. But I got an 2 questions relating to this: 1. Can I use the hard ground (e.g like concrete pavement) and wipe my hands on that even though there will be nothing on my hands once I wipe it (because obviously the concrete is stuck to the ground) 2. Secondly, where can I find a place to do it (most of the time I am at school or at home)
  6. Salaam Alaykum, If you don't have time for the Ghusl, do Tayamum and then do your prays. Later on you can do the Ghusl.
  7. I am in the age gap between 14 and 17 (don't want to specify my age).
  8. That's because Protestants very aggressively proselytize. It's really annoying.
  9. How old are u ? Also please refer to my previous post. If u are not sure then it's not and u don't have to do ghusl
  10. What about in the case that I don't know what semen really looks liked (dried as well) due to the fact I don't think I haver never seen it. And what about a case of excessive doubting?
  11. salaam. the main rule in impurity is you have to be sure that smth is impure but if you you're not it's pure: ((Ruling 115. There are three ways to establish the impurity of an object: 1. one is certain, or is confident by rational means, that the object is impure. If one only supposes (i.e. has a ẓann) that an object is impure, it is not necessary for him to avoid it and it is ruled to be pure. Therefore, there is no problem in eating in public places, restaurants, and guesthouses where the people who eat there are unconcerned about religious matters and who do not observe laws relating to what is pure and what is impure, as long as one is not confident that the food brought to him is impure.......( https://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2137/ ).)) ((Ruling 117. An impure object about which one doubts whether it has become pure or not is impure. And a pure object about which one doubts whether it has become impure or not is pure. Even if one is able to know whether the object is really impure or pure, it is not necessary for him to investigate( https://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2137/ ).)) according to what you said about the first situation I think we really can't say that impurity spread all over the house maybe after some minutes you started bleeding not at the moment you were coming out of the bathroom or as you mentioned maybe your feet were dry or even if they were wet maybe the blood didn't flow on your body (if your body is wet and you have blood on it until the water didn't flow on wet part of your body you just need to wash the blood not the whole wet part) and there are other possibilities. so according to what you said i think it's pure. ...... about the second one I couldn't understand the situation clearly but if you're not sure about najasah just leave it and stop thinking about it. there are 3 important points : 1.if you doubt more than most other people about purity and najasah you have not to care about your doubts. and if you make sure that smth is impure more than other people which is not normall you even have not to care about that (except the ones you know if you ask smone else he will definitely say it's impure too). i couldn't find the EN question in website about najasah. but here is the q&a about doubt in other staff: ((Question: If a person has a lot of doubts in Wudu’, Prayer, Ghusl etc. what should he do? Answer: He should not pay heed to his doubts and keep on considering it as valid (Saheeh).( https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01168/ ))) and the q&a specifically about nejasah in persian: https://www.sistani.org/persian/qa/01082/ 2. no need to investigation: ((Ruling 117. An impure object about which one doubts whether it has become pure or not is impure. And a pure object about which one doubts whether it has become impure or not is pure. Even if one is able to know whether the object is really impure or pure, it is not necessary for him to investigate( https://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2137/ ).)) 3. as I experienced if you doubt too much it really helps if you can ask smone else about the situation. smone who doubts normally. and about your question. the blood is impure even if it was less than a dirham. but lots of marji's say its ok to pray when you have blood on your clothes or body if its less than a dirham and its not menstrual blood but it's still impure and najis. here the link of ayat-allah sistani's website about conditions of clothe in prayer: CASES WHEN IT IS NOT NECESSARY FOR THE BODY AND CLOTHING OF SOMEONE PERFORMING PRAYERS TO BE PURE = https://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2221/ and for more information you can refer to these too: HOW A PURE (ṬĀHIR) OBJECT BECOMES IMPURE (NAJIS) = https://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2138/ CONDITIONS OF CLOTHING WORN BY SOMEONE PERFORMING PRAYERS = https://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2220/
  12. The only good thing with protestants is they have no statues, but other than that they litterally beleive the more youre rich the more Jesus(عليه السلام) blessed you, hence why they have their ultra rich preachers, catholics are the polar opposite, they love poverty, so much so people who dislike christianity in catholic places often say things like "christianity is there to control us, it's there to keep us poor".
  13. Salam everyone I know this has been discussed before, and I skimmed several threads, but with the varying opinions and digressions, I just wanted to get a coherent view-point again. So here goes: Is it ok to put money in a savings account? Is it ok to buy a house through mortgage? I realize that the general idea to make those acceptable is to ensure that the intention is not to take a loan, but are there any caveats to that ruling (maybe something like not having a variable rate of interest etc.?). Thanks everyone
  14. There is a concept in Islam called 'Zahed'. There is no exact translation in English but it is a practice of all the Prophets, Imams, and those who wish to get closer to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). The basis of the concept is taking concrete actions in order to stop oneself from becoming overly attached to this dunya (the lower life). It is not like monasticism, and it is often mistranslated and misunderstood as this. Monasticism means abstaining completely from things like sex, etc. Being a Zahed is recognizing that things like sex, food, working, doing business, having social interactions with different people, etc, are healthy, productive, and essential to life so long as one actively tries to keep oneself from getting overly attached to them. One of the best ways to practice being a Zahed is doing the Islamic fast. This is a good example because it doesn't entail depriving yourself from food or drink for long periods of time like what is practiced in other religions. It is not a full 24 hours (like the Jewish fast) or days long fast (like in Hinduism). It is enough time for you to realize that you are hungry and live with the fact that you are hungry and thirst for a few hours and do this with patience and good nature (ideally, although there are many Muslims that don't do the 'good nature' part. lol) and then eat and break the fast. The cumulative effect of this is that it teaches us that we think we need to eat every 4 to 6 hours (while we are awake) and drink something every 2 to 3 hours but we actually don't and can go longer than that. This makes us flexible and decreases our attachment to eating and drinking. It also increases our patience and tolerance, makes us healthier, makes us more happy and positive, etc. There are so many benefits to this one practice (abstaining from eating and drinking for some hours) that we are still discovering them up to this day. This is only one of the practices of being a Zahid and there are others which can be done. BTW, the fasting is also from sex and sexual acts in those hours so that people who are so overly attached to this will realize that they don't have to do this as a compulsion, i.e. being overly attached, but can wait a while. The cumulative effects of fasting plus some of the other practices (like doing the Midnight Prayer, which does the same thing with our over attachment to sleep) is that we become more of a 'free floating spirit' rather than a spirit confined in the iron cage of the body. We realize that we are not our body and that our body and physical needs are only a small part of who we are and not the important part of who we are, although we need to fulfill these needs. We then become an ascendant being, a being which knows that it is ascending this mundane world toward the bigger and greater realm of the unseen world and we have hope.
  15. Principles ... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-67657837
  16. The general rule with this is that if there is no certainty (Yaqeen) that it is semen, then it is something else and thus you don't have to do ghusl.
  17. Hi, at first is not about suppressing “pleasurable” feelings and sensations " but on the other hand it's about not becoming slave of "instinctive urges" also preserving ethical codes which when someone can benefits from "“pleasurable” feelings and sensations that occur during the sexual act itself" but on the other hand that person doesn't loss his/her intellect & will which their instinctive urges won't rule all of their life which they don't become dirty animals in form of humans which there is nothing in shia Islam about suppressing the “pleasurable” feelings but on the other hand is about true management of it for having balance in all aspects of life for reaching to salvation through true & recommended forms of pleasure through advices procedures of infallible prophet Muhammad (pbu) & infallible Imams (عليه السلام) for reaching to everlasting pleasures in hereafter while we benefit from temporal pleasures as tool which this world doesn't become our only purpose but on ther hand it becomes a handful tool for hereafter . This is real dillema of Christanity which is totally black & white which you have only two option of becoming likewise a dirty sexual animal in human form or becoming sterilized & suppressing all natural instincts in hope of pleasure in hereafter. In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of all worlds. May peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ), his pure progeny, and his noble companions. The Arabic Hadith of Imam Ali (عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ) states: اذْكُرُوا انْقِطَاعَ الَّلذَّاتِ، وَبَقَاءَ التَّبِعَاتِ۔ This enlightening Hadith can be translated as: Remember pleasures will pass away while the consequences will stay. (These consequences can be both positive or negative, depending on the nature of our actions) These verses from the Quran highlight the fleeting nature of worldly pleasures and the importance of focusing on actions that have lasting consequences. They remind us that material possessions and temporary joys are merely adornments of this worldly life, while the consequences of our deeds will remain with us in the hereafter. Imam Ali's (عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ) statement serves as a powerful reminder for Muslims to prioritize actions that have lasting benefits. It encourages us to reflect on the consequences of our choices and to strive for deeds that will bring us closer to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) and secure our place in the eternal life to come. In conclusion, the Hadith of Imam Ali (عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ) reminds us to be mindful of the temporary nature of worldly pleasures and to prioritize actions that have lasting consequences. By reflecting on the Quranic verses that emphasize the transience of this life and the importance of enduring good deeds, we can strive to lead a life that is focused on seeking the pleasure of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) and securing our place in the eternal hereafter. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) grant us the wisdom and strength to remember this profound lesson and act upon it in our daily lives. https://sayingsofimamali.com/pleasures.html Imam Ali was educated in the Prophet's school with teachings that governed all his actions since then. One of his high qualities was self-reliance. Those, who disagreed with Imam Ali and were intolerant of his justice, were searching for ease and luxury. They oppressed people to deprive them of their rights for the sake of their own pleasures in this worldly life. Imam Ali was far above al these bad conducts. Once he wrote to the wali of Basra: “Remember that every follower usually follows his leader and imitates him. You know that your imam is contented with two pieces of bread as his victual and two rags as his cloths. Certainly you can not do so but at least try to help me with piety and uprightness. By Allah, I have neither treasured gold nor collected money out of this world ...” Imam Ali (s) went to visit his companion Ala’ ibn Ziyad. When he saw his large house, he said to him: “You are in need of such house in the afterworld more than in this world. But if you want so, you are to receive guests in it, to take care of your relatives and to pay poor-rate and alms.” Then Ala’ said to him: “O Ameer-al-Mu’mineen, I complain about my brother Aassim, who has left his family to worship God.” Imam Ali (s) sent for him. When he came, Imam Ali said to him: “O enemy of yourself, surely Satan has misled you. Do not you feel pity for your wife and children? Do you think that if you practice what Allah has made lawful for you, He will dislike you? You will be unthankful to Allah in doing so.” He said: “O Ameer-al-Mu’mineen, you yourself put on coarse dress and eat single food.” Imam Ali (s) replied: “Woe unto you! You are not like me. Certainly God has made it obligatory for the just leaders to live like the poor people so that the poor grouch their poverty and indigence.” Therefore he himself repaired his shoes with his hand and he himself patched his clothes. ” He said: “Allah may have mercy upon him, who supports rightfulness when he sees it and rejects wrongfulness when he sees it and who supports the oppressed against the oppressor.” But the worldly governments try to change the law for the benefit of them and hence they cause harms to their peoples because they are cruel and merciless and they have no faith in the merciful God; consequently they violate the principles of the law and then they run after the pleasures of their short life. https://erfan.ir/english/21310.html
  18. Salaams, I don't know what to do in this current situation. I find that sometimes I wake up (sometimes not evening having a dream) and yet I find a stain on my piece of clothing. I cannot make out whether it is Madhiy (Pre Ejaculate) or Maniy (Semen) due to it being dried up. It may seem weird to describe it, but if it may help you answer my question it is a bit whitish a bit greyish. Sometimes very white, sometimes not so much white. It looks kind of like dried up toothpaste sometimes. And sometimes I think it comes out along with a bit of urine. It is really frustrating, because every time it happens I cannot tell, and therefore I have to do Ghusl when I take a shower. Leading me to miss many prayers as well (in the time period after the dream and when I take Ghusl) Much appreciated some help, even though it may seem embarrassing.
  19. I agree with you, sadly I have noticed evangelicals growth is increasing while catholic is decreasing.
  20. Salam it depends on multiple factors which if selling it leads to promotion of Christianity or anti Islam cults so therefore selling it will be not permissible which usually holding a big cross in paintings of wars is about fighting with muslims or prosecution other nations likewise American natives in name of fighting with non believers according to radical Christian standards which if in rare cases if it doesn't about these events so therefore selling it maybe problematic because praying with it for a muslim will be problematic . According to Ayatollah Makarim Shirazi Praying with a cross necklace or a garment emblazoned with the image of a cross https://makarem.ir/main.aspx?typeinfo=21&lid=0&catid=44591&mid=274917 https://portal.anhar.ir/node/629#gsc.tab=0 According to the opinion of Ayatollah Sistani Issue 2063 - There are many haram transactions, among them are the following:... Fourth: Dealing with haram tools means things that are made in a form that are usually used for haram use and whose value is haram due to their Haram use, such as idols and crosses and Gambling devices and forbidden amusement devices are prohibited. Source: Hedana site taken from the Rislah of Grand Ayatollah Sistani. https://hadana.ir/حکم-صلیب-و-گردنبند-فروهر/ Hedana site's exclusive poll from the Supreme Leader's office Question: What is the ruling on buying and wearing a cross and the symbol of Forohar (Faravahar)? If someone prays with these symbols, is the prayer invalid? Response: If it is not made of gold, the prayer is correct, but it is not permissible to use jewelry that imitates the aggressive culture of the enemies of Islam and Muslims. Source: Hedana site's exclusive poll from the Supreme Leader's Office. https://hadana.ir/حکم-صلیب-و-گردنبند-فروهر/
  21. Salam it means eternity although as physical example it alos mentions (city of Aden, Yemen from where the word Garden of Eden was taken) in it's best eternal form because at that time it was example of paradise in Arabian peninsula which even now KSA have heavily invested in occupied parts of Yemen (city of Aden & paradises around it) as future of it's eco tourism . The meanings of the words of the verse of Eden (Adn): (on the weight of Aql): establishment. "Eden Balmakan: Istaqar"«عدن بالمكان: استقر». Mine: place where minerals are located. It is meant in the verse of eternity and everlasting. «جَنَّاتُ عَدْنٍ» eternal (everlasting) Paradises. Tafsir Noor ([by Iranian cleric] Mohsin Qara'ati [in Persian.]) V5 , P 167 For them are eternal gardens under which streams flow (their palaces and thrones). There they are decorated with golden bracelets and wear green clothes made of thin and thick silk, while there they are leaning on the (heavenly) thrones. What a good reward and what a good position! Points "Adn" «عَدْنٍ»means residence and place. «أَساوِرَ»"Asawar" is the plural of "Aswarah"«أَسْوِرَةٌ» for bracelets, «سُنْدُسٍ»"Sundus" is for thin silk and «إِسْتَبْرَقٍ» "Istabraq" is for thick silk, and «أرائك» "Araek" is the plural of "Arika" for a royal throne that is covered with a net. In the previous two verses, we read about the people of hell:«بِئْسَ الشَّرابُ وَ ساءَتْ مُرْتَفَقاً», what a bad drink and what a bad position, and this verse says about the people of Paradise: «نِعْمَ الثَّوابُ وَ حَسُنَتْ مُرْتَفَقاً» , what a good reward and what a good position. According to the fact that in heaven, every kind of clothing of any kind and color is available to the heavenly beings, but the allocation of green clothes may refer to their formal and general clothes that they adorn themselves with while leaning on their thrones. Messages 1- The rivers of heaven also flow from under the trees«مِنْ تَحْتِهِمُ الْأَنْهارُ», also from under the palaces of heaven. «مِنْ تَحْتِهِمُ الْأَنْهارُ» 2- Beheshtian's use of jewelry shows that humans naturally love jewelry and makeup. «يُحَلَّوْنَ فِيها مِنْ أَساوِرَ» 3- Believing and following Allah's commandments and staying away from forbidden luxuries in this world is the key to attaining eternal luxuries in the hereafter. يُحَلَّوْنَ فِيها مِنْ أَساوِرَ ...... 4- Resurrection is spiritual and physical, because if it was spiritual, there would be no need for gold and silk https://wiki.ahlolbait.com/آیه_31_سوره_کهف#
  22. Salam you can choose to read it standing as one rak'a or two rak'as in sitting position which in Mustahab prayers generally two rka'ts in sitting position is equal to one rak'at in standing position which you can choose one of styles anyway because it has been recommended that in each rak'a based on tradition of Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام)after Hamd , 100 Surah will be recited so therefore It's highly recommended that it will be done in sitting position which also it has been recorded from imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) which his father Imam Baqir (عليه السلام) has been reciting it in sitting position . Mustahab prayers 4- Khoei, Sistani: And it is better to perform all twenty rak'ahs before Zawal (Sistani: except for two rak'ahs, which is better at the time of the Zawal). [grand Ayatollah] Sistani: Issue - Nafilah prayers can be recited while sitting, even if you are in state of optioning . And it is not necessary to count both rak'ahs as one rak'ah, but it is better to recite standing up, except for the Nafilah of Isha, which must be recited while sitting based on precautionary Wajib. According to Ayatollah Makarim https://portal.anhar.ir/node/1879#gsc.tab=0 Wutairah prayer or Nafila Isha prayer is a mustahab two-raka't prayer which, according to the advice of infallible imams , should be read after the Isha prayer. This prayer, which according to the majority of jurists should be recited while sitting, replaces Witr prayer (the last raka't of the night prayer) and carries its reward for those who do not manage to recite it for any reason. Some jurists cautiously consider two raka'ts of sitting prayer equal to one standing raka't . For this reason, two sitting raka'ts of Nafila Isha are considered exactly equal to one raka't of Witr prayer and they refer to a narration from the Holy Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) that he did not pray Wutairah or Nafila Isha due to the fact that he was persistent in reading Witr prayer. Of course, it should also be noted that in the eyes of some jurists and religious elders, it is preferable to perform this prayer while standing, like other prayers. In the virtue of this prayer, we can also mention some hadiths from Imam Sadiq ((عليه السلام).): It is stated in the book "Mustadrak al-Wasa'il" that Imam Sadiq ((عليه السلام).) said: Do not skip the two rak'ahs of prayer after Isha (Wutairah prayer), because it leads to attraction of sustenance and abundance of sustenance. He has also narrated from his father Imam Baqir ((عليه السلام).) that whoever recites the wutairah prayer and recites a hundred verses in it, is not considered one of the heedless. In the book "Wasail al-Shi'ah" Imam Sadiq ((عليه السلام).) has been quoted as follows: Whoever prays Wutairah prayer and dies, the reward of Witr prayer will be written for him. The quality and method of reading Nafila Isha Like other nafila prayers,Nafila Isha prayer has two rak'ats and it is read at the same time as the obligatory prayer. In traditions and religious texts, it is recommended to read one hundred verses in Nafila Isha prayer. Imam Sadiq ((عليه السلام).) narrates about Imam Baqir ((عليه السلام).) that he recited a hundred verses in the Wutaira prayer, which in one rak'at was Surah Al-Waqiah and in another rak'at was Surah Tawheed. Also, Imam Baqir ((عليه السلام).) recommended reciting Surah Al-Mulk in the Wutaira prayer. https://setare.com/fa/news/36968/نماز-نافله-عشا-نماز-وتیره-چگونه-خوانده-می‌شود/ How to pray Nafila Isha prayer (Wutairah) Wutairah prayer consists of two rak'ahs, which is recited after Isha prayer while sitting. The time for performing the Wutairah prayer is after the Isha prayer until Sharia midnight. But it is better to do it immediately after Isha prayer. This prayer can be read anywhere, including the place where we performed the obligatory Isha prayer. The worshiper sits cross legged and recites the intention of prayer. It is recommended to recite one hundred verses of the Qur'an in two rak'ahs of prayer. It is also recommended that instead of reciting 100 verses, he recites Surah Al-Waqiah once in the first rak'ah and goes to ruku and prostration. And Surah Tawheed should be recited in the second rak'at and after Qunoot, bowing and prostration should be performed again in the same sitting position. Then he recites Tashahhud and salam and finishes the prayer. Reciting the Tasbihat [Tasbih] of Hazrat Zahra (sa) at the end of the prayer adds to its reward. https://www.alamto.com/duas/نماز-نافله-عشا
  23. Salam respectfully a little correction is that we need holy Quran & Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام) which hadith & Sunnah is a subgroup of holy Quran & Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام) .
  24. Well well well.... this is obvious hes reffering to critics of israel and not actual anti semites, even most right wingers who hate israel aren't anti semites, most people understand zionism =x= judaism. @Haji 2003
  25. It's in Farsi. https://www.islamquest.net/fa/archive/fa8429
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