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    • DownToEarth  »  Hameedeh

      Salam alaikum sister,

      I am wondering if you can approve of a post that I have made, but before that, if it's not too much to ask of, could I edit it, before you do so?
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    • Zane Ibrahim

      Narrated `Aisha: "Abu Bakr refused to give anything of that to Fatima. So she became angry with Abu Bakr and kept away from him, and did not task to him till she died. She remained alive for six months after the death of the Prophet. When she died, her husband `Ali, buried her at night without informing Abu Bakr and he said the funeral prayer by himself."
      Sahih al-Bukhari 4240, 4241 Chapter 38: Ghazwa of Khaibar, Book 64: Military Expeditions led by the Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) (Al-Maghaazi) https://sunnah.com/bukhari:4240   Narrated Al-Miswar bin Makhrama: Allah's Messenger said, "Fatima is a part of me, and he who makes her angry makes me angry."   Sahih al-Bukhari 3714 Chapter 12: The virtues of the relatives of Allah’s Messenger (saws), Book 62: Companions of the Prophet https://sunnah.com/bukhari:3714   What did the hadith say again? "So she became angry with Abu Bakr..."   And the other one? "He who makes her angry makes me angry."   So whoever makes Fatima angry makes the Prophet angry?   Who makes Fatima angry? "So she became angry with Abu Bakr..." "So she became angry with Abu Bakr..." "So she became angry with Abu Bakr..."       HMMMMM
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    • Cool

      "The reason why Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) considers the obedience of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) a mean of drawing attention and love is that he is the reflection and manifestation of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) in the "mirror" of this world."
      Ibn Arabi
      (Fatuhaat Al Makkiyyah Vol 2 page 336)
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    • Hameedeh

      لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله على ولى الله اللهم صل على محمد و آل محمد
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    • OldLadySeeker  »  Hameedeh

      Salaam, Sister Hameedeh...
      The forum won't let me send a message, but I am trying to connect with Shia sisters in the Metro KC area. I converted to Islam 25 years ago and never learned anything about Shia. I've tried reaching out before (on other platforms) and the only responses I've gotten are from brothers. Would you please message me? Once I get enough posts I'll request to join the Sisters Only group.
      Sorry for spamming your page....
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    • The hadith can be understood by the following hadith that provides the explanation:: [800] محمد بن الحسن البراثي، قال: حدثني أبو علي، قال: حدثني محمد ابن إسماعيل، عن موسى بن القاسم البجلي، عن علي بن جعفر (عليه السلام) قال: جاء رجل إلى أخي (عليه السلام) فقال له: جعلت فداك من صاحب هذا الامر؟ فقال: " أما إنهم يفتنون بعد موتي، فيقولون هو القائم، وما القائم إلا بعدي بسنين " (5). http://shiaonlinelibrary.com/الكتب/1114_مسائل-علي-بن-جعفر-ابن-الإمام-جعفر-الصادق-ع/الصفحة_308 http://shiaonlinelibrary.com/الكتب/2933_اختيار-معرفة-الرجال-الشيخ-الطوسي-ج-٢/الصفحة_340#top
    • It is often asserted that monasticism, as embodied in Roman Catholicism and Orthodoxy, is contrary to human nature. However, history indicates that the Masons have expended their resources and efforts on discrediting Christian monasticism. The Masons, of course, are nominally (professedly) Satanist, globalist, and syncretistic, so if monasticism were somehow contrary to human nature, the Masons surely would not spend so much effort trying to discredit it. Interestingly, internal Masonic documents record that many leading figures in the Islamic “Golden Age,” at least on the “Sunni” side, were directly or indirectly inspired by Masonry, a possible source of at least some “scientific” concepts and “achievements” under the Umayyad and Abbasid regimes, many of which were inspired more by the legacy of Greco-Roman Hellenism than Abrahamic tradition. The Masons also declare, however implicitly, that Catholic and/or Orthodox monks and nuns are regarded as their primary foes, rather than Protestants or Muslims, the latter of whom are regarded as being prone to rationalism—as the Protestant and Islamic “Scientific Revolutions” illustrate—and thus susceptible to Masonry. Masonry is allied to both science and scientism, having played a major role in fostering the Crusades, which in turn spawned the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions, at least in their Western (overwhelmingly Protestant) iterations. In the West, the Masons have spent more energy trying to discredit traditionalist Christianity, that is, Catholicism and/or Orthodoxy, than attacking other faiths, hence Masons’ receptivity to mass migration, open borders, and a superficial pluralism (“melting pot”), along the lines of the Netherlands, the British Commonwealth, and the U.S. Does all this suggest that traditionalist Islam is actually more similar to Catholicism and/or Orthodoxy than to Protestantism? Although monasticism seemingly contradicts the Qur’ān, why do the Masons view it as a threat to their aims? Source Source Source
    • Before I get to your question. My impression (based on the documentary) and reading some of her works is that she was an 'enlightened colonialist'. She felt that Iraqis should be masters of their own destiny and not ruled from London. But. And it is a big But. She wanted to establish a playing field where Iraqis would be more likely to follow a Western socio-economic/political trajectory. I'm currently thinking of her as an early 20th century version of Paul Bremer. Ahead of her time, but deep down a colonialist. In that context the Shia Ulema were clearly a problem. Her frustration seems to be threefold: She makes much of her personal connections with tribal leaders in Iraq and what is now Saudi Arabia. She had access to important players in London. And between all of them she was involved in political horse-trading - but the absence of the Shia gave her efforts less validity. Shia ulema appear to exercise a level of influence and authority that others don't seem to. In Iraq a significant proportion of ulema have connections with Iran and that really does not fit with British plans. Were Shia leaders rejecting modern science and economics? I have not read enough of her work to assess categorically. But I can certainly understand the rejection of ideas if they are accompanied by the baggage of having to be subservient to the people who bring them.
    • Religion seems to survive better in an economy that is still insular (feudal), that is, not yet open to globalisation via international trade. Otherwise, consumerism tends to supplant the tribe, nation, and family—the three nuclei of religion. In Europe feudalism declined with the abolition of monasteries and the rise of mercantilism in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The facilitation of international communications only enabled the erosion of local social mores, customs, and organic structures. Shutting down media, including radio, in general might actually serve to isolate communities from potentially harmful influences. People tend to thrive in closely knit communities of their kin rather than heterogeneous agglomerations enforced by open borders, communications, and trade.
    • Is she implying that the contemporary Shia Mujtahids in that part of present-day Iraq rejected modern science and economics?
    • Irrelevant argument again. Historians did not record every event in history. The reason this "absence of evidence doesnt equate to evidence of absence" cannot apply to the NT tale is that we do have seismic records of the period, none of which confirming the NT. Which astronomical records do we have by Arabian historians contemporaries of the prophet Muhammad?
    • You will sometimes find that the Muslim diaspora in the West is more "extremist" than the ones back home. Either way I believe the general trend is religiosity among Muslim youth globally is declining, and that means that political religious movements like the Brotherhood will also decline, the fear is this may allow for the more extreme groups such as Al-Qaeda or ISIS to recruit. 
    • Sure. Flour on top. Blood sprinkled on the sides and the base of the altar. Animal meat placed on top was washed prior. At no point does flour mix with blood
    • Where does Iesous state that this prayer is only for such people?
    • He did not appear resurrected to those very ones he made the promise to.  
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