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  2. 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.
  3. “Aham Kara” is I am not the doer. Because “Kar” (means doing). It can also be “i am not this or that. I am not a person. I am not a body. I am not a mind. I am not a soul. I am not a thing! Yes. So, if you want a close equivalent to ahamkara it would be “la hawla wala quwata illah Billah” There is no power or strength except by God.
  4. And why do you not put Buddhism and Hinduism, Taoism and Sikhism and Native Americans under the category of Ahlul Kitab? It goes against the fact that you said “no where in Sunni Islam and Shia Islam is this the case”. Ya rite! Yawn
  5. "Gosh, l hurt." l went over to my neighbors and this dog started snaling and growling. l rang the doorbell, and when he came to the door l initially asked, 'Does your dog bite?' He answered, 'No.' Then as l started to talk to him, this animal bit me in the leg. l whined, 'You said your dog didn't bite.' He replied, 'That is not my dog.'
  6. Muslims back then were not blind as Muslims tend to be nowadays. As soon as they saw Buddhists, Taoist, and Hindus, they immediately recognized that they originated from one of the 124000 prophets sent to mankind, they immediately saw it a testimony to the Quranic fact that “We sent to every nation a prophet to speak to them in their own tongue”. furthermore, one would have to be Utterly Ignorant to not see Buddhism and Hinduism and Taoism and Native American Religion as sacred and heavenly! and yes, most people are not only ignorant of these religions but of their own religion.
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  9. By the way I found the verse about the Meccans. And thus We have sent down to you the Qur'an. And those to whom We [previously] gave the Scripture believe in it. And among these [people of Makkah] are those who believe in it. And none reject Our verses except the disbelievers. 29:47 Now this is a very interesting verse, as we know the people of Mecca were mushrikeen. Sunni tafasir has an interesting take on it 84This can have two meanings: (1) "Just as We had sent down the Books to the former Prophets, so We have sent down this Book to you"; and (2) "We have sent down this Book with the teaching that it should be believed in not by rejecting Our former Books but by affirming faith in all of them. " 85The context itself shows that this does not imply all the people of the Book but only those who were blessed with the right understanding and the knowledge of the Divine Scriptures, and were "the people of the Book ' in the we sense. When this last Book of Allah came before them, confirming His earlier Books, they did not show any stubbornness or obstinacy but accepted it sincerely as they had accepted the previous Books." 86"These people": the people of Arabia. What it means to say is: The truth-loving people, whether they already possess a Divine Book or do not possess any, are affirming faith in it everywhere 87Here, "the disbelievers" imply those people who are not prepared to give up their prejudices and accept the truth, or those who reject the truth because they do not want their lusts and their unbridled freedom to be subjected to restrictions. I don’t know exactly if they were talking about Meccans who actually converted to Islam, but it’s an interesting take. http://www.alim.org/library/quran/AlQuran-tafsir/MDD/29/46
  10. The fission products of Pu are neutrons and alpha particles(helium nucleas). Caesium 137 comes from Uranium 235 and "elevated levels" will be residuals from Chernobyl (the wind pattern at the time of the explosion). DeutscheWelle this morning reported that lRI announced it was associated plant equipment that was affected; and that the pIant will be rebuilt with the latest equipment.
  11. Nazi germany did results, the soviet union did results, hate them all you want but they "defently are doing something right and we are wrong because we did not do what they did" , this argument is fallacious, it has nothing to do with hijab or anything, I could care less about what technological advancment the west has made, that does not give them the moral high ground. As for your main argument of hijab being only interpreted by quran, I litterally put a video in this same exact forum that shows that it is in the quran and he explained it from a LINGUISTIC point of view not hadiths, so your point really does not even hold water. And the quran is old, it is 1400 years old, it is older then the hadiths you claim to be old so whats your point? You also in another reply emphesize on muslims only taking the quran values and the hadiths which are written by fallible human beings should be not taken timelessly, but then you claim muslims should have their own unique way of following islam, but the quran has rules that are set in stone so they cant really do it their own unique way, they way they desire. Also you claim the west is more islamic then the muslim world, so which part of this whole usury based, porn supporting, hate God himself, drink alchool, do whatever you want as long as you dont hurt others type of society is islamic??? Oh wait I know, they invented stuff to make us live better which defently is only the case because they pillaged and destroyed everyone while they developped in a pollitically stable enviroment but lets blame it all on islam, its our fault they got better weapons at one point in history and inslaved us. And guess what, thoses black people in africa, "they must be doing something fundementally wrong why did they not send spaceships to the moon???? They must be uncivilised, we should civilise them" This again is obviously an extreemly fallacious as an argument and you can already see where things like racism came from, it always starts subtly.
  12. Yep . . . l first heard archaeology was politicized in the 90s with Kennewick Man (1996) when someone told me this; and l read an article on destruction of artifacts in lsrael last Winter.
  13. I asked an Ismaili and he said it is the same for Ismailism. (That it is haram to reveal leg to navel for men in front of non-mahrams).
  14. Thanks @Reza for all your effort for S.C. But . . . do you have to have a flower as an avatar? And PINKO at that ! l did like the runner you had. Quite 50ish.
  15. Question is who gives the title of wali. Or how does one acquire it.
  16. yesterday our canadian news sources posted a story of a building exploding in iran, can't find article.
  17. If it's prescribed by a doctor for a health condition, I wouldn't see why a given substance would be considered an "intoxicant" even if it could be used as recreational. I did see an ayat in a Surah in the first quarter of the Quran that said something along the lines of "We created for you strong drink from the date" which kind of took me by surprise because it seemed like it sanctioned the use of this "strong drink". I'll try to find it and post it if I can.
  18. Salam, This is a tricky question as we have verses like these: 7:170 - “But those who hold fast to the Book and establish prayer - indeed, We will not allow to be lost the reward of the reformers.” 2:62 “Indeed, those who believed and those who were Jews or Christians or Sabeans [before Prophet Muhammad] - those [among them] who believed in Allah and the Last Day and did righteousness - will have their reward with their Lord, and no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve” 5:82 “You will surely find the most intense of the people in animosity toward the believers [to be] the Jews and those who associate others with Allah ; and you will find the nearest of them in affection to the believers those who say, "We are Christians." That is because among them are priests and monks and because they are not arrogant.” I forgot what Surah it was but there’s a ayat that says amongst the Meccans there are believers, the Meccans who were mushrikeen. I do not know what Allahs plan is for people, but basing on Qur’an I do believe that those who believe in God, and do whats right for humanity could be forgiven even if they are not Muslim, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is the most just and knows whats in people heart. Allah is clear in the Qur’an what is considered a believer in Islam.
  19. سلام، Have the Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) provided a definition of "intoxicant" for us? What is very clear is that all intoxicants are prohibited. What is not clear is what "intoxicant" means or implies. As I went through some narrations, it seems intoxication is almost always linked to a liquor or a liquid drink, whether it's raisins or grapes or ... Would the Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) have labelled non-liquid substances as intoxicants, too? As the scientific community is studying certain "drugs" such as psilocybin and MDMA and CBD, they're noticing significant health benefits of consuming these "drugs" under certain conditions. My question is, would these non-liquid substances be considered intoxicants, too? Are psychedelic "drugs" intoxicants? Clearly, the effects (عاقبة) of psychedelics and خمر (wine) are different, vastly. Are both considered مسکر (intoxicants)? Are there any acceptable narrations that may clarify these issues?
  20. To continue with the failure of the Jews: Repeating the above verses: Isaiah 48:17 Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the way you should go. 18 Oh, that you had heeded My commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, And your righteousness like the waves of the sea. 19 Your descendants also would have been like the sand, And the offspring of your body like the grains of sand; His name (Jacob/Israel) would not have been cut off Nor destroyed from before Me.” --- The Jews had failed to follow and serve the Lord, which would have given them the blessing that God promised to the descendants of Abraham, --- so God had to withdraw from them, and withhold the blessing He had planned for the Jews, as His Chosen People. --- What really showed that the Jews had failed to trust God, is written in the last book of the OT, Malachi 1:6 “A son honors his father, And a servant his master. If then I am the Father, Where is My honor? And if I am a Master, Where is My reverence?” Says the Lord of hosts To you priests who despise My name. Yet you say, ‘In what way have we despised Your name?’ 7 “You offer defiled food on My altar, But say, ‘In what way have we defiled You?’ By saying, ‘The table of the Lord is contemptible.’ 8 And when you offer the blind as a sacrifice, Is it not evil? And when you offer the lame and sick, Is it not evil? Offer it then to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you favorably?” Says the Lord of hosts. 12 “But you profane it, In that you say, ‘The table of the Lord is defiled; And its fruit, its food, is contemptible.’ 13 You also say, ‘Oh, what a weariness!’ And you sneer at it,” Says the Lord of hosts. “And you bring the stolen, the lame, and the sick; Thus you bring an offering! Should I accept this from your hand?” Says the Lord. 14 “But cursed be the deceiver Who has in his flock a male, And takes a vow (to give it as an offering), but sacrifices to the Lord what is blemished— Malachi 2:7 “For the lips of a priest should keep knowledge, And people should seek the law from his mouth; For he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts. 8 But you have departed from the way; You have caused many to stumble at the law. You have corrupted the covenant of Levi,” Says the Lord of hosts. 9 “Therefore I also have made you contemptible and base before all the people, Because you have not kept My ways But have shown partiality in the law.” 13 And this is the second thing you do: You cover the altar of the Lord with tears, With weeping and crying; So He does not regard the offering anymore, Nor receive it with goodwill from your hands. 14 Yet you say, “For what reason?” Because the Lord has been witness between you and the wife of your youth, With whom you have dealt treacherously; Yet she is your companion And your wife by covenant. 15 But did He not make them one, Having a remnant of the Spirit? And why one? He seeks godly offspring. Therefore take heed to your spirit, And let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth. 17 You have wearied the Lord with your words; Yet you say, “In what way have we wearied Him?” In that you say, “Everyone who does evil Is good in the sight of the Lord, And He delights in them,” Or, “Where is the God of justice?” --- Was God not right to set them aside? --- Because the priests, the spiritual leaders, had become an abomination to Him?
  21. Money is part of the problem. Youth is not a problem in itself, maybe being mentally / emotionally immature is another part of the problem. This is not a function of age as much a function of how much that person had to 'figure things out for themselves' and 'make it on their own', while relying on Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). I have met brothers in their 20s who are much more mature in this regard than some brothers in their 50s who have been handed everything in life and have never had to struggle and figure things out for themselves. It is not ShiaChat 'weirdos' who are the only ones who can't get married. ShiaChat is a reflection of what is going on in the Shia communities around the world, particularly those in US, Canada, UK, Australia (where English is the main language). These are large communities with hundreds of thousands or millions of youth. Not all are in this situation but I suspect there are many thousands that are. Most don't come here to ShiaChat to talk about it (or complain about it). I actually worry less about the ones here who can articulate exactly what the issue is. Because knowing what the problem is, actually is, means your at least half way to the solution. For each one that posts here, there are hundreds more out there like them but can't articulate what the issue is. But back to the subject. The main problem is cultural, not emotional or financial. The main problem is that in most (all that I am familiar with but there may be one that is not like this) communities there is one acceptable path to marriage. The sister stays in her house, gets several college degrees while keeping herself away from haram for years maybe decades and waits for her parents to find her someone. The man is required to finish several college degrees and save up tens of thousands of dollars to get married and buy a house etc. This might take years, decades, or never happen. But until those requirements are fulfilled, he is considered not eligible for marriage, by the community (not by Islam). This is like a 'one size fits all' solution for marriage when most people are not that size. Imagine walking into a clothing store and the only size they had was medium. While alot of people are medium, there are alot that are also small or large or x large. But in that store, that would mean they have to go without cloths or try to force themselves into cloths that don't fit. Imagine if we had a community of brothers and sisters walking around in cloths that are either too big or too small. Right away, people would see the solution and force the stores to start selling different sizes. Islam is like the store that has every size, but you have people that are pulling all the sizes , except medium, off the shelf and hiding them. To me, the consequences are as obvious as if we had a community walking around with cloths that don't fit, except the issue is actually much more serious than that, because it involves people losing their akhira because of getting involved in haram, and this could be avoided.
  22. My mother is telling me that there was some sort of an explosion at a plant (not sure whether Nuclear or not) in Iran. I haven't heard anything about this on here, anybody have any information? @Ashvazdanghe do you have any data on this? I'm curious because there has been some sort of a nuclear release (non life threatening) somewhere over the past week or so, as elevated levels of caesium and ruthenium along with some other artificial nuclides detected in Sweden, Finland, and Estonia but so far out of 47 countries reporting, nobody knows where the release has come from. Wondering maybe if the first event did happen, if it's related to the nuclear material release. Thanks in advance
  23. Yeah, slavery was a thing (a terrible and horrible one at that) in the US until we fought a war to end it. Thousands of men died to end the institution of slavery & It's a great thing that they did, because now there is no more (open) slavery in the US (there's still trafficking in the US and worldwide) What's your point?
  24. Ibn Taymiaya had a big hatred towards Ahlulbayt (عليهم السلام), most of all Imam Ali (عليه السلام), http://www.shiapen.com/comprehensive/ibn-taimiyah/hatred-towards-ahulbayt.html While comparing Abu Bakr with Ali bin Abi Talib (عليه السلام), Ibn Taimiyah states in Minhaj al-Sunnah, Volume 7 page 331: وان ولايته الأمة خير من ولاية علي وان منفعته للمسلمين في دينهم ودنياهم اعظم من منفعة علي “His reign is better than Ali’s reign and his benefit to Muslims in their religion and life is greater than Ali’s” Minhaj al-Sunnah, Volume 8 page 230: وعلي يقاتل ليطاع ويتصرف في النفوس والأموال فكيف يجعل هذا قتالا على الدين “Ali fought to secure obedience and rule the people and money, so how can that be deemed as fighting for sake of religion?” We read in Minhaj al-Sunnah, Volume 8 page 205: وأما إسلام علي فهل يكون مخرجا له من الكفر على قولين There are two opinions as to whether Ali’s conversion to Islam released him from kufr or not” Minhaj al-Sunnah, Volume 4 page 137: وعلي رضي الله عنه كان قصده أن يتزوج عليها فله في أذاها غرض “Ali intended to marry so as to hurt her (Fatima) on purpose.” http://www.shiapen.com/comprehensive/ibn-taimiyah/hatred-towards-ahulbayt.html What's the point of reading Minhaj al Sunnah?
  25. I want to know the views of stoning in islam, I know it's a pre-Islamic thing as well but how is it regarded in Islam? Is it supported? Banned? Or just not recommended? Countries that follow sharia law ( which I'm unfortunately not very familiar with) always have stoning as punishment but is it supported in Islam?
  26. Ibn Taymiaya had a big hatred towards Ahlulbayt (عليهم السلام), most of all Imam Ali (عليه السلام), http://www.shiapen.com/comprehensive/ibn-taimiyah/hatred-towards-ahulbayt.html While comparing Abu Bakr with Ali bin Abi Talib (عليه السلام), Ibn Taimiyah states in Minhaj al-Sunnah, Volume 7 page 331: وان ولايته الأمة خير من ولاية علي وان منفعته للمسلمين في دينهم ودنياهم اعظم من منفعة علي “His reign is better than Ali’s reign and his benefit to Muslims in their religion and life is greater than Ali’s” Minhaj al-Sunnah, Volume 8 page 230: وعلي يقاتل ليطاع ويتصرف في النفوس والأموال فكيف يجعل هذا قتالا على الدين “Ali fought to secure obedience and rule the people and money, so how can that be deemed as fighting for sake of religion?” We read in Minhaj al-Sunnah, Volume 8 page 205: وأما إسلام علي فهل يكون مخرجا له من الكفر على قولين There are two opinions as to whether Ali’s conversion to Islam released him from kufr or not” Minhaj al-Sunnah, Volume 4 page 137: وعلي رضي الله عنه كان قصده أن يتزوج عليها فله في أذاها غرض “Ali intended to marry so as to hurt her (Fatima) on purpose.” http://www.shiapen.com/comprehensive/ibn-taimiyah/hatred-towards-ahulbayt.html
  27. Short answer: If most Muslims don't go to hell then most non-Muslims will also not. There is no reason to believe that Allah would use 'luck' as a determining factor. Read this book for more information: https://www.al-islam.org/divine-justice-murtadha-mutahhari/good-deeds-non-muslims And there are some ahadith which are not in that book that also suggest the same things.
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