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  3. 15. "I swear by Him Who causes the seed to open and creates the souls of all living things that were it not for the presence of those who have come to swear allegiance to me, were it not for the obligation of rulership now imposed upon me by the availability of aid and support, and were it not for the pledge that God has taken from the scholars of Islam not to remain silent in the face of the gluttony and plundering of the oppressors, on the one hand, and the harrowing hunger and deprivation of the oppressed, on the other hand---were it not for all of this, then I would abandon the reins of government and in no way seek it. You would see that this world of yours, with all of its position and rank, is less in my eyes than the moisture that comes from the sneeze of a goat." [Nahj al-Balāghah, Sermon 3 (The shaqshaqiyyah sermon), as quoted by Imam Khomeini in Hukumat-I-Islami] 16. "And you, O people! You know well that it is not fitting that one who is greedy and parsimonious should attain rule and authority over the honor, lives, and income of the Muslims, and the laws and ordinances enforced among them, and also leadership of them. Furthermore, he should not be ignorant and unaware of the law, lest in his ignorance he mislead the people. He must not be unjust and harsh, causing the people to cease all traffic and dealings with him because of his oppressiveness. Nor must he fear states, so that he seeks the friendship of some and treats others with enmity. He must refrain from accepting bribes when he sits in judgement, so that the rights of men are trampled underfoot and the claimant does not receive his due. He must not leave the practice of the Prophet and law in abeyance, so that the community falls into misguidance and peril." [Nahj al-Balāghah, page 188-189] This tradition, demarcating the scholars as the successors of the Prophet (which is taken by Imam Khomeini to be an implicit endorsement of their divine right of rule), is narrated by Shaykh Sadduq with five chains of transmission in Jami' al-Akhbar, 'Uyun Akhbar ar-Rida, and al-Majalis.
  4. There is no term of defensive or offensive. It just jihad. But we trying to see if jihad can be proactive as well as reactive
  5. The problem is that if it only targets Muslims, then no one will watch it. Our youth will still always go after the mainstream shows which are streamed on netflix. It's just how it is. Yeah we do need more halal entertainment, because majority of the shows out there are inappropriate and contradict Islamic teachings.
  6. Please recite fatiha for the deaths of our Shia brothers and sisters killed by the House of Sa3ood LA . The beheadings and hangings occured today. Saudi Arabia executes 37 on ‘terror charges’ as crackdown widens Tue Apr 23, 2019 02:22PM [Updated: Tue Apr 23, 2019 02:41PM ] Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says it has executed 37 people in a single day “in connection with terrorism crimes,” as a crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against pro-democracy campaigners, human rights activists and intellectuals widens in the kingdom. The Arabic-language Saudi Arabian daily newspaper Okaz, citing a statement issued by the ministry, the death penalty was implemented Tuesday “on a number of culprits for adopting extremist terrorist ideologies and forming terrorist cells to corrupt and disrupt security as well as spread chaos and provoke sectarian strife.” The statement added that the executions took place in the capital Riyadh, the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina, the central province of Qassim, oil-rich and Shia-populated Eastern Province and the kingdom’s southern province of Asir. The convicts were all Saudi nationals. Meanwhile, the Arabic-language Ahrar television network, in a post published on its official Twitter page, reported that imprisoned Shia activists were among those executed by Saudi authorities. See قناة أحرار's other Tweets Earlier this month, Amnesty International warned that Saudi Arabia is making use of the death penalty to crush opposition figures. The London-based rights group said Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor was seeking the death penalty for more people, noting that prominent preacher Sheikh Salman al-Awdah was one of those targeted for execution. PressTV-Amnesty: Saudi uses death penalty to crush dissidents Amnesty International says Saudi Arabia systematically uses the death penalty to crush opposition figures. The Prisoners of Conscience, which is an independent non-governmental organization advocating human rights in Saudi Arabia, also announced in a post on its official Twitter page that Awdah, along with two other clerics, identified as Awad al-Qarni and Ali al-Omari, had been in prison for 19 months with no legal reasons. The activists were detained in a sweeping crackdown weeks before Saudi Arabia overturned the world's only ban on female motorists on June 24, 2018. The women had staunchly advocated for the right to drive. PressTV-Saudi court postpones hearing in trial of female activists A court official told some of the relatives the session was cancelled due to the judge’s "private reasons." Over the past years, Riyadh has redefined its anti-terrorism laws to target activism. Tuesday’s mass execution was Saudi Arabia's largest in the past three years. In January 2016, Saudi authorities executed Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, who was an outspoken critic of the Riyadh regime, along with 46 other men on terrorism charges. Nimr had been arrested in Qatif, Eastern Province, in 2012. Saudi Arabia has stepped up politically-motivated arrests, prosecution and conviction of peaceful dissident writers and human rights campaigners. PressTV-Saudi journalist sentenced to 5 years in jail in secret trial Saudi officials have secretly tried prominent journalist Ali al-Dhafiri and sentenced him to five years in prison. Saudi officials have also intensified crackdown in the country's Shia-populated Eastern Province. Eastern Province has been the scene of peaceful demonstrations since February 2011. Protesters have been demanding reforms, freedom of expression, the release of political prisoners, and an end to economic and religious discrimination against the oil-rich region. The protests have been met with a heavy-handed crackdown by the regime, with regime forces increasing security measures across the province.
  7. Assalam alikum brother,

    do you know where the thread for Shias being killed is?  They used to have it pinned on the top of the poltics thread but with the fluid system, I can't find anything.  Today there was many Shias who were hanged or beheaded in Saudia and I want to post about it.  Unfortunately this won't be reported or heard by many Shias and I want to recognize the crimes that Ahul Saood committed.

  8. People do not do Taqleed for aqeedah. It's only done for Fiqh matters. And it's not blind. You have the option of becoming Mujtahid yourself. If you can't then search for the person you think is the most knowledgeable. They present information in the most simplistic way possible, for the benefit of common man. Then if you wish to go into depth you have the option of inquiring
  9. I will not defend the show, but I will point out a couple things It is a comedy, and the classical definition of comedy involves people who are worse than ourselves (tragedy usually depicts people who are better than us). Clearly, the focus of the show is one guy's struggles with modern life and temptation vs. the obligations of his faith. Where this guy ultimately ends up will determine if the story is of any value. If he redeems himself, embraces his faith and identity, abandons hedonism, etc. then it will have some value If he goes the other direction, the show will be nihilist trash that should be avoided. I certainly wouldn't recommend any women watch the show
  10. Alhamdulilah, thank you for taking the time to read. I contemplated referencing the verses but I wrote this late last night and I figured the readers would know the verses that were used already. I will take this account that everyone look to reference the verses used as examples. Great advice! Jazakallah
  11. It's funny how the phones suggested are probably already considered ancient since this was posted. How fast tech changes aye.
  12. https://www.dailymail.co.United Kingdom/news/article-6949845/amp/Young-woman-raped-murdered-hospital-staff-Pakistan.html I hope justice is swift and the punishments severe. What society is this, where you cannot even trust going to a hospital over a simple ailment. In a Muslim country at that.
  13. Salam guys, First of all I don't want any tension on this topic because of some peoples' views towards who the Yamani is, I respect their views. However I was recently doing some research on the three and I found alot of interesting information about them and how they will appear before the reappearence of Imam Mahdi (ajf). But I want to know more about the Khorasani and who they are
  14. Oh I forgot about this topic! My husband bought me a Pixel 3. I'm happy with it.
  15. Bismehe Ta3ala, Assalam Alikum. Nothing positive marrying into those who love the enemies of Sayyida Fatima az Zahra. M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah
  16. Alhamdulilah, if there is no absolute evil then there would be no need for a Jahannam. There is also a constant struggle between good and evil based on the fact that man has the ability to do good or commit sin. This struggle is what we call the greater jihad amongst individuals and a collective. I agree that evil is the result of sins committed against Allah, but I cannot agree that all comes from Allah because then we would be indirectly associating our sins and imperfections with Allah who we know is of perfection and free of mistakes and holds him himself on the highest standard. Allah is the blameless. According to Hadith is was revealed to Daood AS that there was a man speaking ill of him in his camp. Daood AS asked Allah to who this person was. Allah responded that he could not reveal the person because then he too would be backbiting.
  17. I think it would be great if a Shia ran for office here in the US The only problem is, for which political party? (I, too am in Illinois, and live in an area with a lot of Muslims) The problem we have had with Muslim candidates for office, up until now, is that they tend to be radicals. For instance, Omar supports abolishing immigration enforcement agencies, and wants to simply open the nation's borders--that is an extremist position. She is also very pro-LGBT, which seems to contradict her faith. Other Muslim politicians tend to take an "us vs. them" approach, and simply cater to their constituency. I'd like to see a moderate, principled candidate, with a strong moral compass. Jews would likely object to any Muslim candidate, but their influence is starting to wane in the US (and certainly in places like Britain). A majority of Americans want major changes in foreign policy, are tired of unwavering support for Israel, and sympathize with the Palestinians, at least to a point. Many Americans also understand the big difference between a Iranian Shia and a Salafist Arab --the idea that Muslims are somehow dangerous or beholden to Saudi Arabian interests really only holds when speaking of the Arabs. Obviously, a lot of Americans are still ignorant on the differences here, but that is changing by the day. Christianity is dying in the west, and Islam is the future. This isn't simply because westerners are losing faith, are having less children, etc. It is because the Muslim faith is more coherent and rational than the Christian. For almost 2000 years, Christian clerics, kings, and emperors have bickered and argued about the basic tenants of the faith (monophysitism vs. duality of Christ, Nestorianism vs. orthodoxy, schism between eastern and western sects, the authority of clergy, etc.), without any kind of resolution. The Catholic church has fallen into scandal and outright heresy (Mariolatry). Meanwhile, Islam offers an almost unified message and clear guidance, even though differences exist on the sociological or political level between its followers. The "problem" of the immediate successors to the Prophet is unlike the problem of defining the actual nature of God and His message. This is to say that the average person can understand and appreciate Islam, while failing to comprehend things like the Trinity, or the contradictions inherent in the faith. I would even venture to say that Jesus' message was for the Jews of Israel (as he stated), and his Apostles symbolized the 12 tribes of Israel. How does a European or westerner wrap his head around this? Contrast that with Islam, which is clearly meant to be universal and intended for everyone everywhere. Americans still cling to their crosses to some degree, and church is a social thing, especially in the south, but as I said, Christianity is on the decline. The sense of community, common-purpose, and depth of faith is much higher in the mosques of my neighborhood (Sunni and Shia) than within the churches, where people simply show up out of obligation. So in closing, I would say that a Shia Muslim has a better chance at high political office than a Sunni, and that this will be even more evident as time goes on
  18. @Propaganda_of_the_Deed and in Egypt .. Egyptian Society for Merci to Animals (ESMA)
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  20. Kids like that are always "Shi'a friendly but still Sunni", meaning they don't harbor any ill will towards Shi'a and their beliefs, but they are Sunni. They will show up on Shab e Ashoor or on the evening of Ashura as a token gesture but its only on a cermonial basis because of their Father. Biggest problem is that the children of those children always marry Sunni and go Sunni full on. They will speak of how one of their grandparents or great grandparents where Shi'a maybe back in the day, but they won't remember them outside of anything other than a novelty item in the past. To marry a Sunni girl is the same as letting your children become Sunni, from there on out with no regard for the Ahle Bayt (عليه السلام). Its a disaster. There's a reason why Sistani speaks against allowing a Shi'a girl to marry a Sunni man. Personally, I think he should say the same about a Shi'a man marrying a Sunni girl as well.
  21. Bismehe Ta3ala, Assalam Alikum. Mash'Allah, I'm glad to see ShiaChat members have hindsight of the dangers of what the media wants to instill into our youth. We have a lot of areas we need to tackle in regards to providing an alternative media source for our youth. We are in desperate need of English entertainment shows to attract the Muslim youth. Some youth were attracted to the ISIS media and left their countries and joined them, others are totally lost within secular society. And just where is the middle ground? I wish conferences like UMMAH, Muslim Congress, Naynawah work on such projects for the future. Brothers and Sisters as we are winding down on the month of Rasoul Allah, please recite this dhikr. Ask Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) for guidance, take steps to seek closeness to Him, give sadaqa everyday even if its a small amount, for the remaining days of this holy month. God protect you all from harm and the whispers of the accursed Satan and from evil doings of people. @Abu Hadi @Ibn al-Hussain @smhr63
  22. ^Lol I elderly people Anyone want to edit a scientific paper for grammar?
  23. I agree with this. It is unfortunate how cruel Muslims can be to animals, usually out of ignorance and also as they do not prioritise animal rights as in the West, partly due to more existential issues and poverty. But there is hope, with social media we are seeing more committed individuals and organisations in Muslim countries. Like this young woman in Baghdad who looks after stray dogs.
  24. If you are in uni they usually provide free counseling services as well.
  25. Any healthily bred dog does not drool, and can be taught easily not to lick you. So drool isn't an issue I believe. Grooming is to avoid hair especially when change of season. Many scholars say that the hair is only an issue when wet as well. It can be argued that the dog of ashab el kahf is inside the cave by the entrance. I think the way westerners treat animals is more Islamic than Muslims do.
  26. There aren't any pros with marrying a Sunni, and like what @Akbar673 mentioned before, she could probably be influencing him already. Many Sunni Shia marriages don't go very well especially when it comes to the upbringing of children. I mean it's not haram, but its better to not risk it, but I also heard from somewhere that usually when the kids get older, they follow the dad's beliefs more, but this is not always the case. The kids will end up being on the mother's side aswell. It just seems way too complicated, so try and convince him that it won't get any better in the future.
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