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  2. You're right but I meant it more in terms of an Atheist's relationship to the three Abrahamic religions. A conspiracy theory like the one cited wouldn't make much sense for an Atheist to push, however they often do (rightfully so) consider the Vatican to be evil. But yeah, Atheists are more concerned with archaeological and anthropological aspects of the Bible itself. Outside of that it's just the infinite circular mindgames of asserting that Theists are wrong and illogical, same old same old. But yeah, Islam has a difference status among the three Abrahamic religions for several reasons (I could write a book on that point alone, lol) and require a completely different polemical strategy to wage argument or attempted refutation from the Atheist-side, in comparison to their more immediate archaeological and anthropological concerns that place the other two Abrahamic religions in odd argument and apologetic situations - aside from obvious theological issues.
  3. Hi, Isaam, As a Christian, I am honored to be able to explain my Christian beliefs on this site. And I am grateful for the things I have learned here about your beliefs. I trust God to reveal Himself to us. I ask God not to let me misrepresent Him or Jesus. I welcome your comments and questions about Christianity. I also read in our Bible how Jesus sometimes spent all night praying to God, His Father; and how God spoke about Jesus in an audible voice from heaven, calling Jesus His Son... 16 And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; 17 and behold, a voice from heaven said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased." - Matthew 3:16-17 That passage also portrays the three-fold nature of God--the Father, the Son, and the Spirit of God. This is what we call The Trinity, not three Gods but rather three revelations of the one true God. Jesus tried to explain His relationship with the Father to His disciples like this... 8 Philip said to him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us." 9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves. - John 14:8-11 This next verse from the gospel of Mark tells about Jesus quoting from Isaiah the words of God when He said, "In vain do they worship me." Jesus was rebuking the religious leaders (as hypocrites) who claimed to worship Gid but instead taught their own commandments as if they were the doctrines of God, making their worship of God useless or vain. 5 And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, "Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?" 6 And he said to them, "Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, "'This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; 7 in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.' 8 You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men." - Mark 7:5-8 May God continue to reveal Himself to us. Peace and blessings, MartyS
  4. The ruling is that Muslim men are allowed to marry kitabi women, that's all. The girl in question can perhaps be a non kitabi that's closer to Islam than a kitabi, but it doesn't matter., because that's not the standard. The standard is whether she is a kitabi or not, not whether she is close to Islam.
  5. On episode 27! Truly is a good series. I wish there were more for the rest of the Imams, but unfortunately I can't find any them other than Imam Ali, Imam Hassan, and Imam Hussein. Also a Shia series on the Prophet would be great. If anyone can find any of these, please share.
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  7. That’s silly that you would consider a person who believes In God with no association a Kafir. That’s Allahs judgement to determine who his believers are. In that case you must consider Ibrahim a kafir? His religion was Hanif. He just believed in Allah!? Can you show me in the Qur'an where Allah says that a person who believes in his oneness only with no association is a Kafir. Please present the ayat. I only want to see Quranic ayats. I will be waiting for you show me.
  8. I don’t think any of us are truly qualified to answer these questions. However, I’ve thought of an analogy that may be helpful. We are all in a class (ie this world) taking an exam. Some are more familiar with the exam than others and argue on its format and content. Some believe the exam is a myth. Some prepare a lot and others don’t prepare at all. There’s special study notes available that helps tremendously with this exam. Some have it, others don’t. Some of the ones who have the notes don’t use it. Others use different notes, some are similar while others are different. Some notes are original, others are inherited copies. Some notes are correct, others with errors. Some think their notes are right, others doubt their notes. Some have strikethroughs, others highlights, others footnotes. Some wish they could find better notes. Some are stubborn in their notes, confident in their notes, others don’t care about their notes. Regardless, everyone has the potential to pass this exam. Because until the exam is taken and the results given, nobody knows how anyone will do, therefore that potential will always be greater than zero.
  9. Najis", sometimes referred to as "rejs" in the meaning of filth, in term "jurisprudence" refers to something which is both harmful and dangerous in its appearance and inside whether it is harmful to the appearance of man (body) or to e Metaphysical affairs, such as: mental, psychological, moral, etc., or both. Therefore, the verdict is applicable to something causes the person to be in caution in contact with it and contact with it needs necessary prerequisites and certain frameworks. Imam Sadegh (عليه السلام) was asked about dog meat, he said that it is from disfigured animals, I was offering it,I asked it is forbidden (Haram),he said: it's Najis (impure), and he repeated this word three times. ج / ۳: «فی خبر ابی سهیل عن ابی عبدالله(ع) سألته عن لحم الکلب؟ فقال: هو مسخ، قلت: هو حرام؟ قال هو نجس … یقولها ثلاثاً» https://www.afkarnews.com/بخش-اجتماعی-5/93246-چرا-سگ-در-اسلام-نجس-است National Geographic - Differences Between Wolves and Dogs Films 2017 https://youtu.be/0-qegVkVLFU
  10. Why would a wolf be any different than a dog from a "theological" perspective ? Just curious.
  11. I've already debated in this forum for quite a while. A couple of years, We keep going over the same tired old ground. That got boring. So, yes, by now I get snide sometimes and more often simply ignore the debates ( for the better part of a year lately) so I won't be tempted to be. But sometimes something jerks my chain and I respond in kind. It doesn't matter how many Bible verses, Church history, solid theology, or other good info from my perspective was provided in the past, it was like casting the proverbial pearls before swine in many cases. It was simply ignored or not responded to and, eventually, I just gave up on most of it. The one Shia person who could do a decent debate with me based on actual accurate historical and theological information (and whom I admired quite a bit) left ShiaChat a while ago ( we parted friends) because of all the" legalistic nonsense" ( his words) of his co-religionists . That was sad for me. Lost my will to debate at lot of those things after that. I do have a post-graduate degree, but don't have a Ph.D. Please read again. I said I learned from folks with Ph.D.s in their fields of aspects of religion because I attended a Church university. I don't think the " information" in your site will hold up to any academic scrutiny by any religious scholars of any ilk. I was personally surprised how bad it was and that someone as intelligent as you would give it any legitimacy. I've been tossed far better sites. I've already given you a couple of reasons for distrusting yours and I've attempted to clarify the definition of a Christian for the purposes of this discussion. I think that's at least a small contribution. I was " quiet as a mouse" for a couple of days due to needing to deal with actual real-life stuff not related to debating the concepts of the Trinity with non-Christians, fun or non-fun as that may be. It happens.
  12. well , wolves are not impure & can be held as pet but practically it's impossible to keep a wolf like a dog that Starks in movie are holding Wolves but Ramsey Snow replaces dogs in their house to humiliate them.
  13. Some silent treatments are short and temporary, which can be ok if people need to cool down. However the ones that drag on for months or years are the dangerous ones.
  14. Salam after she recites kalima (shahadateein) , she officially will be a Muslim so you must consider that tell him the condition that she can't take back her kalima (shahadateein) but it's not permissible to do Mutah with people that are not from people of book . http://hadana.ir/ازدواج-موقت-با-غیر-مسلمان/ https://www.islamquest.net/fa/archive/question/fa1201
  15. Walaikumsalam, We have abundant resources of supplications some are the following: Dua Kumayl, Dua Adeela, Dua Jawshan Kabeer, Dua Mashlool Haditha Kisa, Dua Tawassul; otherwise, you can also recite Sahifiha Sajjadiya and many many more. Or you can tell him to recite "Aman yujeeb…" or you can recite it on his behalf.
  16. Why are you giving out false rulings to people? A monotheist that believes in no religion is a kafir and najis according to Shia fiqh. It is not permissible to marry such a person.
  17. Stick to the classics, Zainab Tandob Hussein, Ya Zainab Jeena No3aziki, etc. They're the best anyways
  18. Yeah people who use this method think they are being tough and wise, but they don't realise the extent of the mental stress the other person goes through. Real men talk things out! It's like when you can't confront or face a person, you just hide in your shell and let the other person suffer. I can't explain how horrible this is!
  19. Thanks for the recommendation! Ahlul Bayt's life story (history) cannot be compared to a novel (at least that is my opinion). Anyways, thanks for the recommendations! Truly appreciated!
  20. lol probs one of the easiest trick to master. I remember I mastered the Eiffel tower trick.
  21. W.salam do not worry. You are not the only person going through this and having conflicts inside of you is totally normal. The point is you still care enough and deep down you still believe and have faith and that's why you are here. After Prophet Mohammed SAWW went to Miraj there were people asking a Sahaba or Prophet SAWW's relative (I don't exactly remember who it was,so sorry) they asked if you believe the Prophet SAWW that he met Allah and visited all the skies in one night and That Person replied that I BELIEVE IN Mohammed SAWW'S God THAT I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO WHY WOULDN'T I BELIEVE IN THIS. And in Qur'an Prophet Ibrahim (عليه السلام). asks Allah to show some signs that Allah can really resurrect people from death so that he can fully believe. Allah asks Prophet Ibrahim AS if you don't believe me and Ibrahim AS replies that I do...but I want to see to satisfy my heart. So if a Prophet can ask that of Allah you are merely human. Hold yourself from believing in something else like shirk. Allah forgives all sin remember. It's stated in the Qur'an. Try to read Qur'an translation and try to understand, it will help you. Life without Allah is complete darkness. It's a void specially for Muslim people. You are very lucky to be born Muslim. Avoid YouTube videos and comments. You don't need to watch videos or wander around to purify your soul or make strong your beliefs. Qur'an is enough. Hold onto it. Inside of Qur'an there is everything. Don't even listen to different scholars. It cam mess up your mind. And try to read Nahj Ul Balagha. The way Imam Ali (عليه السلام) describe Allah is just beyond your mind and thinking. Do not inherit your religion but learn it. Try to give sadka and charity. Pray for yourself. Try to do good deeds. And Allah is in everything. There are questions that not even science can explain and Allah is the answer to everything. You can see Allah in everything if you try to pay attention. I know it's must be very hard for you. Lack of faith and tawaqqul in Allah causes depression and creates a big void in our lives. Do you believe in death ? What do you think is going to happen when we die ? Doesn't Islam and Qur'an give you hope and better answer to these questions than any other religion? It reassures you and never ever... despair. Always Believe in Allah's mercy. And stop thinking and analyzing too much.
  22. @ali_fatheroforphans w.salam. thank you so much. I really really appreciate this. May Allah and Ahlul Bait (عليه السلام) give you peace and happiness. Thank you Thank you for suggesting the prayer. And also if someone else can suggest any prayer please do so. Thank you.
  23. Atheists logic is more of they want scientific evidence. Science cannot define God, since God is infinite and these theory’s they make just to disprove God isn’t really fooling anyone
  24. In the late 90s in United Kingdom this in particular was the playground craze in my time I remember mastering a few of the moves like walk the dog, rock the cradle and round the world etc
  25. السؤال: ما حكم تهاجر المؤمنين وبالخصوص اذا زاد عن ثلاثة أيام ؟ الجواب: هجر المؤمن لأزيد من ثلاثة أيام محل اشكال والاحوط تركه https://www.Sistani.org/Arabic/qa/0748/
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