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  2. Part of the problem I think is that many nation's around the world have a strong dependency on oil. Any potential threat or concern related to the flow of oil out of the region, jeopardizes the stability of economies around the world. So externally, the west is always going to want "skin in the game". Then you have some middle eastern nation's, like Saudi Arabia or UAE, Kuwait, and Oman that seem to be competing with Iran for regional influence. So they also finance western intervention. Then in Syria, you have a hardcore dictatorship, and people who do not like Assad and his rule (or his father's rule before him), like the Muslim Brotherhood. And you have enemies of Assad also over in Iraq and elsewhere in the region who wanted to see a change in leadership. Protests were crushed, and many foreign nations saw an opportunity to get a leader that would fit their interests. Iran saw a leader they liked (maybe a trade partner) and decided to send members of it's military to help Assad. Russia saw value in their naval stations and Russian bases there and decided to help Assad. The US saw an opportunity to remove an enemy that was also pro Russia and Iran, that could jeapordize the flow of resources, Arab nation's saw an opportunity to gain influence. Both sent money and weapons to opponents of Assad. Collectively i think most people agree that the Syrian dictatorship has indiscriminately bombed areas resulting in deaths of civilians. But the counter is that, radical groups like ISIS use guerilla tactics and can be otherwise to difficult to defeat without aggressive action. Assad is then considered a lesser evil to ISIS. But in truth, the war will never end so long as he remains in power. I'm just happy that the US hasn't decided to really confront Assad militarily. It's clearly much harder to rebuild nation's than it is to tear them down. But the people have to want unity and they have to want to rebuild as well. Right now I don't always get that impression with rampant corruption and regional tensions. There seems to be an internal ideological power struggle that is preventing growth and outside influences are exacerbating the violence and are preventing a resolution in either direction. ICenozoic grabs popcorn and awaits the flaming*
  3. The Sahabi who was in the cave was NOT Abu Bakr. Abu Bakr was NOT an expert in terrain and knowing the locations. It was Abdullah Bin Ariq’t Bin Bakr. It has been proven even by Sunnis that Abu Bakr was not the guy in the cave. Your argument os built on an incorrect premise. I will not bother with the rest. Apologies.
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  5. US police have a history of lying, even when caught on video. I'm skeptical. Not that the man with a wheelchair committed vandalism. Maybe he did, maybe he didn't. I doubt that they needed to shoot the man in the face (with beanbags or taser) to keep the community safe.
  6. The thing is that anyone who commits zina, has to go through certain steps. That's why people start raising many questions and feel hesitant to marry such a person. There needs to be some context because and we also need to understand the deeper psychological issues which caused a person to commit zina. We need to look at it from a case to case basis. Remember that people can spend anywhere between a few days to months to plan out such an activity. Once a person does act out, there is this sudden shame and guilt. Then people try to make new resolutions - "I will never ever do such an act again". These statements could just come from their emotional state. There are guys who commit zina with multiple girls. In this case, one would naturally start taking this as a red flag, regardless of whether he repented. My point is that it's not that straightforward and everyone has the right to properly investigate the person. However, if we truly feel sincerity and honesty from the person, then sure we shouldn't hold on to their past. An important point - no one is determined by their past. It's unfortunate but I'd say most people define us by our past when our choices and actions in the present matter. We can't change how people think, that's why it's so careful for parents to educate their children and ensure they don't get into such activities.
  7. As a guest, please do not flatter, cajole or threaten Mods/Admins in order to get your post approved. Normally, Mods do not approve posts that have extra off-topic content.
  8. All the dead can hear. I am not sure about the distance and such but it would obviously differ from a martyr to a person who isn’t. I will look into more narrations on this and update you. It will take some time.
  9. Kansas City Zoo has a LIVE Swan Cam. Trumpeter swans Melvin and Mabel are expecting! Stay tuned to the camera to see their cygnets hatch! The first potential date of their hatching is June 11, 2020. (I apologize if there is an advertisement before the camera starts.)
  10. I am a conservative when it comes to cultural & social issues, yes. I'm not going to deny that because I am not ashamed of it. Economics? I'm a working class moderate. I believe that work is good and validating for people in that it gives you purpose in life, keeps you busy, and is insanely rewarding when you drive by a job you did and point it out to your friends or family that "See that? I BUILT THAT!" . However, I think that a mixed market is going to have to be the way that America and the Western world goes in the future. I don't think that Ben Shapiro or Fox News would ever make the above statement, it goes against conservative correctness. That's just the tip of that there iceboig, my brother.
  11. Interfaith dialogue is important, but difficult. There's two pendulum swinging tendencies. One is overly combative, and the other is fear of challenge and critical dialogue. People have to believe in respect, frankness, humility, and agree purely on the seeking of truth, putting personal egos, agendas, and tribal affiliations aside. Both sides have to approach the conversation in good faith. But as you can see, there's a million ways it can break down or be compromised, some by malice, but often by misunderstandings.
  12. Alright. I want to clear a misunderstanding that I came across after my readings and doing some self-reflection. Misunderstanding: Rearrangement of The Ayats and Surahs does not constitute change/alteration in The Quran Misunderstanding Cleared: What I now understand is that even if that were true, the flow of ayats based on how Arabic Grammar works would come off stilted and off putting. Therefore, I should’ve understood it as Rearrangement of The Surahs of The Quran doesn’t matter. But, Rearrangement of The Ayats does matter. Since the Ayats are right where they are in each designated Surahs our Imams from Ali ibne Abi Talib (عليه السلام) all the way to Muhammad Al-Mahdi (عليه السلام) will not see this as an issue of The Quran. Given how History has played out Ali ibne Abi Talib (عليه السلام) hasn’t rejected Uthman’s Mushaf of The Quran which is what most Muslims have as the standard Mushaf. Therefore, ALL 6236 Ayats are properly placed in order as they are in each designated Surahs in Uthman’s Mushaf of The Quran. However, the order of The Surahs doesn’t matter in the long run when reading the Quran. For some of you Muslims I may come across as someone not even trying their best to be a Muslim. But, the sad fact about myself is that I’m just trying to understand and develop the experience for what it means to have a firm Yaqeen (Certainty) throughout this which is a big requirement for what it means to be a Momin (Believer) of Allah. I’ll admit. I’m not perfect. I’m a Human Being with flaws all around and have doubts that plague my mind to insanity. Hence, I struggle and strive to build up my Yaqeen. And what better way to build up my Yaqeen then to understand How The Quran came to be as Islamic History dictates so far. At least I have no doubts about The Ayats of The Quran being 100% preserved in Mushaf exactly the same as they were originally recited by Allah through Prophet Muhammad (SAW)’s mouth.
  13. Interesting that Muslims can digest both "left wing" and "right wing" content, and find personal ideological validation in both of them. Most of the points raised here are straight from YouTube pundits or mass media. @Abdul-Hadi's points especially sound like an episode of Ben Shapiro or a segment on Fox News.
  14. It requires much research and study to become a debater, websites alone wont help if you dont know your own creed.
  15. We show other people that Muslims have their words, actions, deeds and intentions “in the way of Allah” (fi sabilillah). Pray a lot, especially for the reappearance of the 12th Imam, may Allah hasten his appearance. The Radiance of the Secrets of Prayer Get PDF https://www.al-islam.org/radiance-secrets-prayer-muhsin-qaraati
  16. 2206GMT/1806EDT,Friday,05June2020 6,808,374 Cases (+115,680) 396,879 Deaths (+4,581) 3,311,498 Recoveries 3,099,997 Active Cases of which 53,503 are serious or critical Dangerous Practices: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/cdc-report-covid-19-cleaning-practices-finds-some-gargling-bleach-n1225826 Some countries are not following WHO guidelines on reporting C-19 cases and deaths, jeopardizing the accuracy of numbers. Some numbers being withheld. France's Science Board says that while C-19 is still circulating, it "is under control". -France24
  17. Well the elite satanics use this knowledge and wisdom to band together for extra strength, while making sure all the other people are socially distanced and not close to their families, and living in dystopian division. Allah orders Muslims to stop fighting so that we don't get weakend, but what do we do? Disobey as usual and then people wonder why the satanics are so successful. Nothing is unfair and they deserve it.
  18. NWO is meant to band people together to make sure Islam is not in charge.
  19. No. It's art. Leave it as it is. No need to change it.
  20. And the list is growing with the grace of God
  21. Try this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOhKIQAbPiQ Your 'jokes' are better. Before l was ascribing the 'lower quality' to the Lockdown. LINK: https://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150904-the-bizarre-beasts-living-in-romanias-poison-cave
  22. Marjas can be wrong, and when they are, they should also be corrected.
  23. And you are not qualified to judge whether I'm qualified. Who do you think you are!!!! Real arrogant thing to say
  24. I may very well be someone that is guilty of that, but I actually think it is a good thing to know where the bible has been altered. It is not just the Quran that says so. It is evident from reading the early manuscripts of the bible and even church history. I think that one of the reasons that Islam spread so quickly in the early days was because many people knew that the bible was tampered with by those in power in the Roman empire. I think that Muslims really has the same problem. Not with the Quran, because that has mostly been preserved, but with the hadith's where many has been fabricated in pretty much the same fashion that the Bible has. That doesn't mean that all hadiths has been fabricated. Nor does it mean that the Bible doesn't hold any truth. It only means to be careful and take your precautions when reading these texts. As a matter of fact I believe that most religions still contain parts of the message of God somewhere in their religious texts to varying degrees. Even in Hindu scriptures or Buddhist scriptures. And I also do think that you can find God through most religions, maybe except for Satanism. However I do believe that the Quran has been sent as an "answer book" in regards to what other religious texts disagree on. The corruption of the message of God is an ongoing process because people would like to see their own understanding justified. Often the corruption is not only in the texts themselves, but also in the interpretation of the texts. For instance trinity is never mentioned in the Bible. It is an interpretation of the church.
  25. Wa alaykom salaam Ultimately seek refuge in Allah Ignore the thoughts and try to redirect them, dont feed into them. If your having excessive doubts you must ignore them as listening to the doubts is worshipping shaytan. Also intention is a feeling and dose not need to be spoken in the mind it can be. So as long as you decided to do wudho or prayer in a clean intention your safe just ignore the waswas after it. And if there is a real corruption of your intention oppose it. Some times maybe there will be waswas on the deed after you intended right soif so and your on excessive doubts then ignore them. Also after wudho is finished u can use the rule of Faragh and assume it was correct and tajawoz in prayer after each part if you doubt. Remeber if u feed those doubts and give up or loss your mind following them you have lost!
  26. Nadeem Sarwar, Mir Hassan Mir, ALI Shanwar, Muhammad Sufiyan Qadri. Masha Allah "Every Day is Ashura and every land is Karbala"
  27. You're the one spreading misguidance, and have no basis for your claim. Just like the verse you mention, does it even talk about allowing this innovation? What does "seeking a means" (ibtegh wasila) have to do with making dua to others than Allah? Anybody with minimal intelligence can see that this verse doesn't even talk about the subject of Dua, but that you simple try to allegorically relate to it indirectly. (See verse 3:7 to see what you are doing) You claim that it was accepted by all sects. How about the sect of the Shia of Ali. So you have a single instance where imam Ali advocated such practice? People like you should be called out at every corner and at every turn! The world must see that Shia Islam does not have this innovation as one of its tenants! This innovation is not part of our shia books or heritage. It's pure innovation and an embarrassing thing that blocks the road to ahlulbayt for most Sunis. And rightfully so! Better to think Omar was good rather than praying to others than Allah!
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