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  1. Salaam `alaykum, The book Fiqh al-Aal by Amin ibn Salih Harran al-Hada' is a contemporary Arabic book (1129 pages) that collects Sunni references of the fiqh of Ahl al-Bayt (عليه السلام) and compares them to Shi`i fiqh. Today, I decided to translate just a few of the references. In many narrations, we see how the Imams differed from standard Sunni fiqh positions. It is a strong argument for Twelver Shiism, because it proves that the Shi`a accurately preserved the fiqh of Ahl al-Bayt, using external sources. Therefore, the Shi`a didn't just "make it all up" - the fiqh we attribute to Ahl al-Bayt has strong overlaps with what the Sunnis and Zaydis attributed to the Ahl al-Bayt. Thus, if our narrators, compilers, and scholars were representing the Ahl al-Bayt accurately in fiqh, reason would follow that they could also represent them accurately in other areas (like `aqida). I have included links to Sunni books for those who want to check the original references. ---- حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرٍ قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا حَفْصٌ، قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ جَعْفَرًا يَقُولُ: «§مَا لَيْسَ فِيهِ قِشْرٌ مِنَ السَّمَكِ فَإِنَّا نَعَافُهُ وَلَا نَأْكُلُهُ» Abu Bakr narrated to us. He said: Hafs narrated to us. He said: I heard Ja`far say: Whatever fish does not have a scale, we leave it and we do not eat it. http://islamport.com/l/mtn/1343/27765.htm قَالَ ابْنُ جُرَيْجٍ: وَأَخْبَرَنِي مَنْ أُصَدِّقُ، أَنَّ عَلِيًّا، قَالَ بِالْكُوفَةِ: " §لَوْلَا مَا سَبَقَ مِنْ رَأْيِ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ - أَوْ قَالَ: مِنْ رَأْيِ ابْنِ الْخَطَّابِ - لَأَمَرْتُ بِالْمُتْعَةِ، ثُمَّ مَا زَنَا إِلَّا شَقِيٌّ " Ibn Jurayj said: One that I trust informed me that `Ali said in Kufa: Had it not been for the said opinion of `Umar b. al-Khattab – or he said: opinion of Ibn al-Khattab – I would have prescribed mut`a. Then, none would fornicate except a wretched person. http://islamport.com/l/mtn/1187/15216.htm# ولم يرخص في نكاح المتعة إلاّ عمران بن الحصين وعبد الله بن عباس وبعض أصحابه وطائفة من أهل البيت None permitted mut`a marriage except `Imran b. al-Hussayn, `Abdullah b. `Abbas and some of his companions, and a group from the Ahl al-Bayt. https://quran-tafsir.net/taalaby/sura4-aya24.html عبد الرزاق ، عن ابن جريج قال : أخبرني عطاء أنه سمع ابن عباس ، يراها الآن حلالا ، وأخبرني أنه كان يقرأ : " فما استمتعتم به منهن إلى أجل فآتوهن أجورهن " . `Abd al-Razzaq from Ibn Jurayj. He said: `Ata’ informed me that he heard Ibn `Abbas saw it (mut’a) as halal right now. He informed me that he would recite: “If you do mut’a with one of them for a time period then give them their due dower.” (Quran 4:24) قال: وقال ابن عباس فى حرف أبى: إلى أجل مسمى. قال أبو عمر: وقرأها أيضا – هكذا إلى أجل مسمى – على بن حسين، وابنه أبو جعفر محمد بن على، وابنه جعفر بن محمد He said: Ibn `Abbas said: In the codex of Ubay: “ila ajalin musamma”. Abu `Umar said: `Ali b. Husayn, his son Abu Ja`far Muhammad b. `Ali, and his son Ja`far b. Muhammad would also read it like this: “ila ajalin musamma”. https://islamweb.net/ar/library/index.php?page=bookcontents&ID=13382&flag=1&bk_no=73 https://ia600203.us.archive.org/15/items/waq2076/tmheed10.pdf وقالت طائفة: النكاح جائز بدون شهود، كذلك قال عبد الله ابن إدريس، وعبد الرحمن بن مهدي، ويزيد بن هارون، وعبيد الله ابن الحسن، وأبو ثور. وزوج ابن عمر ولم يحضر النكاح شاهدين، وفعل ذلك الحسن ابن علي One group said: marriage is valid without witnesses. That is what `Abdullah b. Idris, `Abdul Rahman b. Mahdi, Yazid b. Harun, `Ubaydullah b. al-Hasan and Abu’l Thawr said. Ibn `Umar got married, and two witnesses did not attend the wedding. Al-Hasan b. `Ali did that as well. https://ketabonline.com/ar/books/1079/read?part=5&page=1432&index=5616937/5616964 حدثنا ابن وكيع، قال: ثنا أبـي، عن الـحسن بن صالـح، عن غالب، عن أبـي جعفر، أنه قرأ: «وأرْجُلِكُمْ» بـالـخفض. Ibn Wakee’ narrated to us. He said: My father narrated to us from Al-Hasan ibn Salih from Abi Ja`far. He recited, “Wa Arjulikum”. https://www.altafsir.com/Tafasir.asp?tMadhNo=1&tTafsirNo=1&tSoraNo=5&tAyahNo=6&tDisplay=yes&Page=20&Size=1&LanguageId=1 حدثنا ابن حميد، قال: ثنا هارون، عن عنبسة، عن جابر، عن أبـي جعفر، قال: امسح علـى رأسك وقدميك. Ibn Hamid narrated to us. He said: Harun narrated to us from ‘Anbasa from Jabir from Abi Ja`far. He said: Wipe your head and your feet. https://www.altafsir.com/Tafasir.asp?tMadhNo=1&tTafsirNo=1&tSoraNo=5&tAyahNo=6&tDisplay=yes&Page=19&Size=1&LanguageId=1 اختلف الناس في مسح الرجلين وفي غسلهما، فنقل الفقال في تفسيره عن ابن عباس وأنس بن مالك وعكرمة والشعبي وأبي جعفر محمد بن علي الباقر: أن الواجب فيهما المسح، وهو مذهب الإمامية من الشيعة. The people disagreed over whether the two feet were to be wiped or washed. It is narrated in the Tafsir of Al-Qaffal that Ibn ‘Abbas, Anas ibn Malik, ‘Ikrama, Al-Sha’bi, and Abi Ja’far Muhammad ibn ‘Ali Al-Baqir believed that it was obligatory to wipe them: this is the position of the school of the Imamiyyah from the Shia. https://www.altafsir.com/Tafasir.asp?tMadhNo=1&tTafsirNo=4&tSoraNo=5&tAyahNo=6&tDisplay=yes&Page=11&Size=1&LanguageId=1 1996 - حدثنا أبو بكر عن حيان عن سدير عن أبي جعفر قال لا يمسح على النعلين Abu Bakr from Hayyan from Sadeer from Abi Ja’far. He said: Do not wipe over the sandals. http://islamport.com/d/1/mtn/1/114/4186.html الْمَسْحُ عَلَى الْعِمَامَةِ وَأَنْكَرَتْ طَائِفَةٌ الْمَسْحَ عَلَى الْعِمَامَةِ، وَرُوِيَ عَنْ عَلِيٍّ أَنَّهُ حَسَرَ الْعِمَامَةَ فَمَسَحَ عَلَى رَأْسِهِ Wiping over the turban [in wudu]. A group negated wiping over the turban. It has been reported from `Ali that he took off his turban and wiped his head. https://shamela.ws/book/21113/683 1895 - حدثنا حفص عن الأعمش عن أبي إسحاق عن عبد خير عن علي قال لو كان الدين بالرأى كان باطن القدمين أولى وأحق بالمسح من ظاهرهما ولكني رأيت النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم مسح ظاهرهما Hafs narrated to us from al-A`mash from Abi Ishaq from `Abd Khayr from `Ali. He said: Had religion been deduced by opinion (reason), then it would be preferrable and more rightful for the bottom of the two feet to be wiped [in wudu] than the top. However, I saw the Prophet (s) wipe the top. http://islamport.com/d/1/mtn/1/114/4186.html العلاء بن المسيب عن الحكم قال: قال سألت محمد بن علي عن المسح؟ فقال إن عليا كان يمسح عندنا. قال: كان علي بينكم وفيكم يقر علمه وأنتم أعلم به. Al-`Ala’ b. Al-Musayyib narrated from al-Hakam. He said: I asked Muhammad b. `Ali about wiping. So, he said: Surely, we hold that `Ali would wipe. He said: `Ali was among you, and his knowledge has settled with you, and you are more knowledgeable in it. https://books.google.ca/books?id=BzJ0DwAAQBAJ&pg=PT124&lpg=PT124&dq=العلاء+بن+المسيب+عن+الحكم+سألت+محمد+بن+علي+عن+المسح؟+فقال+إن+عليا+كان+يمسح+عندنا&source=bl&ots=xC5bNUkvoT&sig=ACfU3U2-ij8-fsC6S143Aahlc_wD8EiTBw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjmmIjhj8z4AhVXWs0KHV0eDMwQ6AF6BAgcEAM#v=onepage&q=العلاء بن المسيب عن الحكم سألت محمد بن علي عن المسح؟ فقال إن عليا كان يمسح عندنا&f=false ومسح رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم على الخفين فأنكر المسح علي بن أبي طالب وعائشة وابن عباس وأبو هريرة وهؤلاء أهل علم بالنبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ومسح عمر وسعد وابن عمر وأنس بن مالك وهؤلاء أهل علم به As for the Messenger of Allah (s) wiping over his two leather socks (khuffayn): `Ali b. Abi Talib, `A’isha, Ibn `Abbas, and Abu Hurayra rejected wiping, and these are the people of knowledge of the Prophet (s). `Umar, Sa`d, Ibn `Umar, and Anas b. Malik would wipe, and these are the people of knowledge of him. http://shiaonlinelibrary.com/الكتب/826_كتاب-الأم-الإمام-الشافعي-ج-٧/الصفحة_279 عبد الرزاق ، عن جعفر ، عن عطاء بن السائب ، عن عبد الله بن حبيب أن عليا كان يقنت في صلاة الغداة قبل الركوع ، وفي الوتر قبل الركوع " قال : وأخبرني عوف أن عليا كان يقنت قبل الركوع . `Abd al-Razzaq from Ja`far from `Ata’ b. al-Sa’ib from `Abdullah b. Habib: `Ali would perform the qunut before the ruku` in the Fajr and witr prayer. And `Awf informed me that `Ali would perform the qunut before the ruku`. https://islamweb.net/ar/library/index.php?page=bookcontents&ID=4731&bk_no=73&flag=1 2914 - عَنْ عَلِيٍّ أَنَّهُ كَانَ إِذَا قَالَ سَمِعَ اللَّهُ لِمَنْ حَمِدَهُ قَالَ: §اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّنَا لَكَ الْحَمْدُ كَثِيرًا، ثُمَّ يَسْجُدُ لِأُعْطِيَهُ كَذَا قَالَ: اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّنَا لَكَ الْحَمْدُ، اللَّهُمَّ بِحَوْلَكَ وَقُوَّتِكَ أَقُومُ وَأَقْعُدُ " When `Ali would say, “sami` Allahu liman hamidah”, he would say, “Allahumma rabbana lakal hamdu katheera”. Then, he would prostrate … [then] he said: “Allahumma rabbana lakal hamd. Allahumma bi hawlaka wa quwwataka aqum wa aq`ud.” http://islamport.com/l/mtn/1187/3156.htm حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو خَالِدٍ، عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ مَرْزُبَانَ، قَالَ: صَلَّيْتُ خَلْفَ ابْنِ أَبِي لَيْلَى، فَسَلَّمَ وَاحِدَةً ثُمَّ قَالَ: «§صَلَّيْتُ خَلْفَ عَلِيٍّ، فَسَلَّمَ وَاحِدَةً» Abu Khalid narrated to us from Sa`id b. Marzuban. He said: I prayed behind Ibn Abi Layla, and he did one taslim. Then, he said: I prayed behind `Ali and he did one taslim. http://islamport.com/l/mtn/1343/3406.htm عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عُمَارَةَ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ الْأَصْبَهَانِيِّ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ أَبِي لَيْلَى قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ عَلِيًّا يَقُولُ: «§مَنْ قَرَأَ خَلْفَ الْإِمَامِ فَقَدْ أَخْطَأَ الْفِطْرَةَ» From Al-Hasan b. `Umara from `Abd al-Rahman b. al-Isfahani from `Abdullah b. Abi Layla. He said: I heard `Ali say: He who recites [the Quran] behind the imam has deviated from the fitra. http://islamport.com/l/mtn/1187/3033.htm - حدثنا أبو حميد أحمد بن محمد بن حامد العدل بالطابران ، ثنا تميم بن محمد ، ثنا أبو مصعب الزهري ، حدثني محمد بن إسماعيل بن أبي فديك ، أخبرني سليمان بن داود ، عن جعفر بن محمد ، عن أبيه ، عن علي بن الحسين ، عن أبيه ، أن [ ص: 712 ] فاطمة بنت النبي صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم ، كانت " تزور قبر عمها حمزة كل جمعة فتصلي وتبكي عنده Abu Humayd Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Hamid ... Tamim b. Muhammad narrated to us. Abu Mus`ab al-Zuhri narrated to us. Muhammad b. Isma`il b. Abi Fadik narrated to me. Sulayman b. Dawud narrated to me from Ja`far b. Muhammad from his father from `Ali b. al-Husayn from his father that Fatima the daughter of the Prophet (s) would visit the grave of her uncle Hamza every Friday and pray and weep there. https://www.islamweb.net/ar/library/index.php?page=bookcontents&ID=536&idfrom=1311&idto=1311&bk_no=74 عبد الرزاق عن ابن جريج قال : وأخبرني جعفر بن محمد عن أبيه أن عليا كان يتحرى ليلة القدر ، ليلة تسع عشرة ، وإحدى وعشرين ، وثلاث وعشرين `Abd al-Razzaq from Ibn Jurayj. He said: Ja`far b. Muhammad narrated to me from his father that `Ali would seek Laylatul Qadr on the eve of the 19th, 21st, and 23rd. https://islamweb.net/ar/library/index.php?page=bookcontents&flag=1&bk_no=73&ID=7350 حدثنا أبو بكر قال أنا حاتم بن إسماعيل عن جعفر عن أبيه ومسلم بن أبي مريم أن علي بن حسين كان يؤذن فإذا بلغ حي على الفلاح قال حي على خير العمل ويقول هو الأذان الأول . Abu Bakr narrated to us. He said: Hatim ibn Isma’il narrated to us from Ja’far from his father and Muslim ibn Abi Maryam that ‘Ali ibn Al-Husayn used to make the adhan. When he reached “haya ‘alal falah”, he would say, “haya ‘alal khayr al-‘amal”. He would say, “this is the original adhan.” https://www.islamweb.net/ar/library/index.php?page=bookcontents&idfrom=233&idto=233&bk_no=10&ID=219 قال أحمد بن خالد الذهلي الأمير : صليت خلف علي الرضى بنيسابور ، فجهر ببسم الله الرحمن الرحيم في كل سورة . Ahmad b. Khalid al-Dhahli al-Amir said: I prayed behind `Ali al-Rida in Nishapur, and he recited “bismillahir rahmanir Raheem” out loud in every surah. https://islamweb.net/ar/library/index.php?page=bookcontents&ID=2035&bk_no=76&flag=1 وفي جلسة الاستراحة: حديث عن علي بن أبي طالب -رضي الله عنه- قال: إذا رفع أحدكم رأسه من السجدة الثانية فليلزق أليتيه بالأرض، ولا يفعل كما تفعل الإبل؛ فإني سمعت رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم- يقول: " ذلك توقير الصلاة ". Regarding the brief sitting [after the second prostration]: A hadith from `Ali b. Abi Talib (رضي الله عنه). He said: If one of you raises his head from the second prostration, then he should remain seated rather than doing what the camels do, for surely, I heard the Messenger of Allah (s) say, “That is reverence for prayer.” https://www.islamweb.net/ar/library/index.php?page=bookcontents&ID=1274&bk_no=302&flag=1 وروي عن ابن عمر ، أنه كان يصلي على الخمرة ويسجد على الأرض . ونحوه عن علي بن الحسين . وقال النخعي في السجود على الحصير : الأرض أحب إلي . It is narrated from Ibn `Umar that he would pray on a handkerchief and prostrate on the earth – from `Ali b. al-Husayn. Al-Nakha`i said regarding prostration on mats: The earth is preferrable to me. http://islamport.com/w/srh/Web/67/397.htm أَخْبَرَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ، عَنْ مَعْمَرٍ , عَنْ قَتَادَةَ , «أَنَّ عَلِيًّا كَانَ §يَقْطَعُ الْيَدَ مِنَ الْأَصَابِعِ , وَالرِّجْلَ مِنْ نِصْفِ الْكَفِّ» `Abd al-Razzaq informed us from Mu`ammar from Qatada: `Ali would sever the hand from its fingers; a man from half of his hand. http://islamport.com/l/mtn/1187/20277.htm
    12 points
  2. Qa'im

    Pride Month 2022

    It hurts children who, by default, will lack a father or a mother if they are adopted by a same-sex couple. It hurts boys who are being chemically-castrated by doctors. It hurts teenage girls who think that removing their breasts ("top surgery") will solve their bodily insecurities. It hurts people by promoting a lifestyle that has a greater risk of STDs. It hurts people who are undergoing experimental hormone therapy with long-term consequences. It hurts women who now have to share bathrooms with individuals with penises. It hurts people who are now exposed to public nudity, not for an event, not for a day, but for a whole month every year, and sometimes longer. It hurts people whose gender dysphoria is being affirmed and rationalized by the medical and educational industries. It hurts expression by coercing people by law to use new pronouns and adjectives. It hurts those who are now at a 40% risk of attempting suicide. It hurts 21% of a generation that identify with it (21% of Gen Z now identify as LGBT. Why is it doubling every generation?) It hurts a society through further identity politics and division. It hurts. Stop saying that it doesn't.
    9 points
  3. Hameedeh

    Pride Month 2022

    Salam. In my world, June is always Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month.
    8 points
  4. If you're saying Islam permits two men to live together without being intimate, then yes this is the case. However the very fact that they identify themselves as a couple, even without intimacy, is itself a promotion of a form of partnership which is haram.
    7 points
  5. Salaam, I've read all over the news that there's been a strong eathquake today in Afghanistan, with more than 900 who passed away and over 1500 injured. I don't know if this has already been posted here, but I just wanted to let you guys know. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) have mercy on these souls, grant them Jannatul Firdaus and give their families and friends patience, ameen. Please recite al-Fatiha for the marhoomeen and the people of Afghanistan, as well as everyone in need all over the world .
    6 points
  6. The moment you call it a marriage it becomes problematic. If there was a conclusion I must have missed it. It's not a question of liking or disliking any eventual conclusion that may come out of the discussion, it just happens to be the case that homosexual relationships/marriages/contracts or any other tag you want to give them, are haram. How I feel about it is irrelevant. Forget about poking a whole, the entire premise is invalid from the moment you recognize it as a gay marriage, arrangement, contract or anything of the nature. I wasn't aware, thanks for the information.
    6 points
  7. Salam alaikom. This would be the Shiite translation of the verse: وَمَا لَكُمْ أَلَّا تُنْفِقُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَلِلَّهِ مِيرَاثُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ لَا يَسْتَوِي مِنْكُمْ مَنْ أَنْفَقَ مِنْ قَبْلِ الْفَتْحِ وَقَاتَلَ ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ أَعْظَمُ دَرَجَةً مِنَ الَّذِينَ أَنْفَقُوا مِنْ بَعْدُ وَقَاتَلُوا ۚ وَكُلًّا وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الْحُسْنَىٰ ۚ وَاللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرٌ And what reason have you that you should not spend in Allah's way? And Allah's is the inheritance of the heavens and the earth, not alike among you are those who spent before the victory and fought (and those who did not): they are more exalted in rank than those who spent and fought afterwards; and Allah has promised good to all; and Allah is Aware of what you do. [57:10] Imam al-Husayn (عليه السلام) said, "And Allah has said: "Not alike among you are those who spent before the victory and fought (and those who did not): they are more exalted in rank than those who spent and fought afterwards" [57:10]. So my father [Imam Ali] was the first of them in Islam and in faith, and the first of them to Allah and His Messenger, emigrating and overtaking (them), and the first one of them upon its passion and the leniency in spending." (Source: Al-Amali 2:175) So the verse is not referring to Abu Bakr. It's referring to Imam Ali (عليه السلام). And there are other verses about Abu Bakr in the Quran, which prove that he is definitely not going to Heaven. Surah Aal Imran 3:7 هُوَ الَّذِي أَنْزَلَ عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ مِنْهُ آيَاتٌ مُحْكَمَاتٌ هُنَّ أُمُّ الْكِتَابِ وَأُخَرُ مُتَشَابِهَاتٌ ۖ فَأَمَّا الَّذِينَ فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ زَيْغٌ فَيَتَّبِعُونَ مَا تَشَابَهَ مِنْهُ ابْتِغَاءَ الْفِتْنَةِ وَابْتِغَاءَ تَأْوِيلِهِ ۗ وَمَا يَعْلَمُ تَأْوِيلَهُ إِلَّا اللَّهُ ۗ وَالرَّاسِخُونَ فِي الْعِلْمِ يَقُولُونَ آمَنَّا بِهِ كُلٌّ مِنْ عِنْدِ رَبِّنَا ۗ وَمَا يَذَّكَّرُ إِلَّا أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ He it is Who has revealed the Book to you; some of its verses are decisive, they are the basis of the Book, and others are allegorical; then as for those in whose hearts there is perversity they follow the part of it which is allegorical, seeking to mislead and seeking to give it (their own) interpretation. but none knows its interpretation except Allah, and those who are firmly rooted in knowledge say: We believe in it, it is all from our Lord; and none do mind except those having understanding. [3:7] (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah regarding the Words of Allah the Exalted, "He it is Who has revealed the Book to you; some of its verses are decisive, they are the basis of the Book" [3:7] - said: "Amir Al-Momineen and the Imams"; "and others are allegorical" [3:7], and said: "[Abu Bakr] and [Umar]." (Source: Al-Kafi 1:14/343) Surah Al-Teen 95:5 ثُمَّ رَدَدْنَاهُ أَسْفَلَ سَافِلِينَ Then We render him the lowest of the low. [95:5] Ali Bin Ibrahim (Tafseer Al-Qummi) said, "It was Revealed regarding the first one [Abu Bakr]: "Then We render him the lowest of the low." [95:5]. (Source: Tafseer Al-Qummi 2:429) Here's a link to more verses which were revealed about Abu Bakr: https://www.marefateahlebait.com/know-the-enemies/Abu-Bakr-and-Umar-in-Quran May Allah bless you and your family and grant you Jannat al-Firdaus. Ma3salem.
    6 points
  8. Salaam Aleikum, Great discussion and nice to see Sunni channel invitation Shias to talk about Shia Islam. God Blessings.
    6 points
  9. Separation of church and state means the US state can’t establish or sanction an official state religious institution (like the Church of England). Whether individual laws or lawmakers are inspired by Locke, Rousseau, Marx, Chomsky, Ann Coulter, the New Testament, the Quran, or any other source has no relation to that, and doesn’t equate to official state endorsement of any institution. Every law or policy has to be based on some philosophical backdrop. Being from a religious source (ie Christian) is not inherently less valid than any other source, constitutionally speaking. The distinctions of validity are only on the basis of individual or social bias, and that’s the basis of public debate. The civil recognition of marriage is obviously a product of Christian society, which people can oppose, but invoking separation of church and state can’t be used as an argument against that. A government marriage document is not a state recognition of any particular church or institution, or creating a “Church of America”.
    5 points
  10. (Sheikh Yasser Al-Habib has written the screenplay. He is a Kuwaiti Shia Muslim cleric) A true Shia Muslim Cleric would promote love and unity amongst Muslims, let's make this clear, we cannot call this guy a Shia Muslin Cleric,,,, many will wear the Turban but few will be worthy of it, some a lot less worthy than others....
    5 points
  11. I accepted Islam about 6 years ago during Ramadan. My first experience as a Muslim was “Salafi” Islam. After about 3 years and getting Married I learned that this wasn’t the way of Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).s After some more digging I became a mainstream Sunni Muslim and followed the Maliki madhaab. Now, I don’t consider myself anything other than a Muslim. During my first years (as a Salafi) I heard about Shia and how I should avoid them and that they are kuffar and curse the companions and wife of the prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).s. So, I did. I didn’t read any of their literature or listen to any of them because I was afraid they would lie to me to trick me and confuse me. Then I learned, after following Maliki madhaab, and started praying with my hands down “sadl?” How much fitnah something so small could make. I was accused of being a Shia or that I was causing fitnah, how ever I was doing my best to try and pray like Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).s. I started opening up to what Shias believe and wow do I feel lied to by my brothers who are Salafi and Sunni (mainly Salafi) I thought Shias were upon shirk and falsehood and bid’ah. I feel lied to and Worse yet, I feel confused. now I find myself agreeing with most of what the Shia say. I will only consider myself a Muslim as I am firm on not separating the Ummah, but I am starting to feel the Shia are correct in many ways. I want to learn how to pray how the Shia do, as I feel it makes sense and is closest to the Sunnah. I want to be the best Muslim I can be. I’m so confused and I don’t know where to start, and I’m afraid because of the fitnah just me praying with my arms down has caused. what do I do?
    5 points
  12. Sunni and Shia scholars agree that 'The Lady of Heaven' is divisive and lacks academic rigour | (invitation-magazine.org) Shia and sunni scholars condemn the movie today on 10th of June. I should add that in the picture ayatollah milani and the direct representative of Ayatollah Sistani are present too, that should be sufficient to show that this movie is not in the interests of muslims
    5 points
  13. 5 points
  14. I am a science educator in a constant effort to make my class as fun and interesting as possible. So every day before I begin lecture, I take the attendance roll and instead of simply going around the class asking if each student is present, I make an effort to ask each and every one of my students how they're feeling and if they're happy to be in class. Sometimes, I'll receive a negative response here and there, which I like to take note of and I'll take some time out to speak to the student privately. I don't expect them to share their problems with me, but I am more than happy to have a lively conversation that'll make them feel less than worse. Connecting with Allah's creation, whether it's humans or any other part of nature, ultimately links us to His beautiful names and brings us closer to Him.
    5 points
  15. Salam Brother, thank you for your post. Let me address a few points. 1. Considering yourself 'only a muslim' is problematic. That is a nice 'slogan' to have but it doesn't work in the real world. For example, how do you make wudu ? Do you 'wipe' your feet as it says in the Quran or do you 'wash' them ? Do you consider 'washing' them wajib ? How do you say the athan ? Do you pray with your hands folded or to the side ? You already said you prayed with your hands to the side but what is your niyyat (intention ) in doing that ? Obviously, all muslims say that they are trying to pray the way Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h) prayed, but you do emulation of a scholar or mathahib by taking their 'word' that this is the way Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h) prayed. because we don't have direct access to Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h) to ask him, so we must take the word of a scholar. They say different things about this. So you need to take the word of one of them over the other. Which is what you are doing, but you are not calling it that. If we all agreed 100% on 'being a muslim' the way Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h) was, then there would be no mathahib, or you could say there would only be one. The problem is that there is no agreement (100%) on this, so you need to follow a mathab / scholar or be able to do ijtihad independently. Those are your choices. You need to choose the one you think most closely and truly represents the teachings of Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h). We, as Shia, believe that the 'one' is Imam Ali((عليه السلام)), whom Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h) explicitly designated as his successor at Ghadir Khum immediately after the Hajj al WIdah. Then it was passed down to his son Imam Hassan((عليه السلام)), then Imam Hussein((عليه السلام)), till the current Imam, who is Al Mahdi(a.f.s) the son of Imam Hassan Al Askari((عليه السلام)). Our scholars (marjaa) take what they believe to be 'Islam' from them because they believe it to be the true and accurate representation of the Islam of Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h), and we follow them (the marjaa') because we don't have direct access to our Imam(a.f.s) at this point in time. 2. The Shia are not the ones that 'seperated' from the Ummah. The seperation was caused by the political coup that was carried out by Abu Bakr and Umar at the Saqifa of Banu Saida immediately after the death of Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h), and against the instructions and clear order of Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h). The Ummah was one Ummah before that point. The Shia are the ones who kept true to the order of Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h) who said 'Of whosoever I am his Leader, this Ali is his Leader....'. So we took Imam Ali((عليه السلام)) as our Leader after Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h) because of this instruction (and this instruction was repeated in varioius ways at many other times during the lifetime of Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h). There was no doubt this was the correct course. Because some Muslims chose to disregard this clear order and follow a different course and accept a different leader(s) who had no 'Hujjat' is not our fault. It is the fault of those Muslims. This is what caused the seperation.
    5 points
  16. Abu Hadi

    Pride Month 2022

    June is also National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month National Zoo and Aquarium Month Men’s Health Month National Accordion Awareness Month National Adopt a Cat Month National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month National Great Outdoors Month National Iced Tea Month National Papaya Month etc https://nationaldaycalendar.com/june-monthly-observations/ So we can pick any one of those. I think these 'month' things are silly anyway, but if you want to celebrate something, you have alot of choices what to celebrate.
    5 points
  17. If it means that the OP will learn to think with more clarity, then it might be worth it. Can you imagine how offended the parents would be knowing that some people consider their pain to be an act?
    5 points
  18. https://youtu.be/ji7ZYNrBjI4 Assalam alaikum, Bringing hideous flashbacks of what had transpired in France the last year, two deranged fanatics have beheaded a man from whose phone a social media post was put up supporting the now-suspended spokesperson of the ruling party, BJP, who had abused the prophet (S) earlier this month. Reports are emerging that it was a mischief pulled by his son, for which he had tendered a public apology, and these deranged freaks did this despite all that. This is horrid, deplorable and ghastly. These deranged murderers have literally put the lives of all the Indian Muslims at risk. We are all scared. The ensuing crackdown/bloodbath that'll happen in retaliation is going to be terrible. Brothers and sisters, please pray for us. Jazakumallah.
    4 points
  19. This is a money grab by MBS and his gang. That's all it is. At the same time, why is this guy surprised ? MBS and his gang are thalimeen, thru and thru. Their only concern is the dunya. For those of you who have been to Hajj, you should have seen this coming. They set up a gigantic mall right next to the Kaaba and then force people from Western Countries (the ones they think are rich, but actually many of them aren't and have used all their savings just to barely make it to Hajj) to stay a week extra so they are forced to shop at these places. So what they are realizing now is that their petroleum scheme is about to be finished, in about 10 years, because of electric vehicles now being a viable alternative. I think they have also realized at this point that Saudi is not going to be an international 'vacation destination', Loooool. So their plan now is to squeeze as much money out of the hajjis from Western Countries as they can, because they know this is not going to stop. It might just be enough money for the Al Saud family to keep their gold plated 747s. Here is the problem with their plan, and why it will backfire. Many of the Hajjis from Western Countries are dual citizens. So now, instead of applying thru US/Canada/Australia, they will apply thru their home countries, so these stupid rules don't apply to them. Yes, they will need to wait longer for a Hajj Visa, but at this point they will be patient with that because it's much preferable to be forced to go to Hajj with strangers and with a Wahabbi guide who won't let you do Hajj in any way besides the Salafi way, and then your Hajj becomes batil so what's the point anyway. Also, Hajj will become unaffordable to all but the most wealthy of those from Western Countries. It's almost that way now, but this will make it worse. No choice in Hotels. You must stay at a $1000 per night luxury hotel owned by MBS. Want to eat ? Here is a $200 per meal plate at the restaurant of MBS. Want to stay in Mina ? Here is a $1500 per night tent that is owned by MBS. That's your choice. Actually you have no choice. This is what it's going to be like. You will need to take out a second mortgage on your house for you and every family member who wants to go to Hajj. So it will backfire because the dual citizens will apply thru their home country, and the ones without dual citizenship won't go, except for the very wealthy ones, and there isn't that many of those. Hajj is only wajib on you when you can afford it. Almost noone will be able to afford it. They are trying to get the American / Australian / Canadian/ European luxury market for Hajj by getting only the wealthy people who live in these countries. What they don't understand is that the vast majority (like 99.9%) of the wealthy people in these countries are non muslim and have no interest at all to go to Hajj. They spend their vacations in the Swiss Alps, The South of France, Bahamas, Hawaii, Gold Coast, etc. That's not going to change anytime soon. The ones who do have the interest, the vast majority of them are not wealthy. So what market segment are they going after anyway ? One that doesn't exist. For the ones who don't have dual citizenship, like myself, I think we should petition our government(s) to put pressure on the Al Saud gang to reverse this rule. This is an issue of religious freedom. The Saudis are effectively barring all non Wahabis from Western Countries from Hajj by forcing them to invalidate their Hajj by following Hajj rules which they do not accept. So we should start the petition process. The excuse of MBS is that 'well we're removing the middle men'. Actually, they're not. What they are doing is taking the worst of all the middle men and putting them in charge of everyone. Not fooling anybody. To answer to OPs question, yes Hajj is ruined. For now. InShahAllah, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will destroy their plans. The curse of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is on the oppressors.
    4 points
  20. Very Good and very detailed series of lectures on this topic by Sayyid Baqir Al Qazwini. I am currently watching it lecture by lecture. If anyone would like to discuss an episode, we can discuss here. I think this should be required listening for all brothers and sisters.
    4 points
  21. I certainly hope so. I don't live in the US, but man, ever since gay marriage got legalized, it's been a downward trajectory. Bakeries are forced to bake cakes for gay couples. And now, schools are arranging drag shows for children. If society continues to develop this way, your future children and grandchildren will no longer be muslims. I'm glad that more and more muslims are speaking out against the atheist woke ideology
    4 points
  22. While I agree with this decision in the abstract, in the real world this decision is nothing to celebrate. Here's why. There is no legal clarity about what constitutes 'abortion' and who can or cannot be prosecuted. It all depends on where you live and the record of the state or county prosecutor. For example, in the State where I live, Michigan, the State attorney general said she will not prosecute abortion even though there is a 1931 law in Michigan banning abortion which was nullified by the Roe decision but is now in effect. So While the State AG said she will not prosecute, no such statement was made by local prosecutors. So it is still possible to be prosecuted at the local level and there is no clarity as to what is an 'abortion'. So, for example, a women with a high risk pregnancy in which the doctor terminates the pregnancy due to extreme health risk of the mother may or may not be prosecuted. The doctor and the patient could be prosecuted and go to prison. That is why doctors in many counties in Michigan with 'activist' (Trump supporting) prosecutors are saying they will no longer be accepting patients with high risk pregnancies. They don't want to possibly go to prison or lose their license. So what will happen to these women ? Noone knows. The wealthy ones can go to other parts of the state (Wayne and Oakland counties) and rent a hotel room for the course of their pregnancy and deliver there. The poor ones are SOL. Also, we know that the mothers most likely to be prosecuted and go to prison are the poor and minority ones, who can't afford good lawyers. So this decision is no reason to celebrate anything. This is a really bad time to be a women with a high risk pregnancy, in areas where you may be prosecuted, and a bad time for Doctors in those areas. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) help them.
    4 points
  23. I think this will lead us to the same discussion as previous threads, specifically that this line of thinking struggles against two crucial points: -the limitless knowledge of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), and therefore the infinite wisdom of His laws -the notion that what was permitted to the Muslim ummah after the revelation remains permissible until the day of judgement and what was forbidden remains forbidden until the day of judgements. Certainly if one can improve their understanding of the wisdom behind the shariah, based on authentic sources, then this is indeed commendable. On the other hand picking and choosing the rules on the basis of speculative theories is neither sustainable nor consistent.
    4 points
  24. When prominent Shia Maraja, like even emam Khomaini has ruled it legal for a transperson to undergo surgery I doubt that they would consider transpeople najis. Homosexuality is an other matter. That is clearly forbidden in the Quran, but I don't even think that homosexuals is considered najis per say. As far as I know, only their acts are najis. LGBTQ is a westerns grab bag term. The type of transperson that emam Khomaini allowed to undergo surgery does not necessarily belong to the LGBTQ crowd.
    4 points
  25. He it is Who has revealed the Book to you; some of its verses are decisive, they are the basis of the Book, and others are allegorical; then as for those in whose hearts there is perversity they follow the part of it which is allegorical, seeking to mislead and seeking to give it (their own) interpretation. but none knows its interpretation except Allah, and those who are firmly rooted in knowledge say: We believe in it, it is all from our Lord; and none do mind except those having understanding. (3:7) The Holy Quran itself clearly says that some of it's verses are clear and some are allegorical. So, in order to understand Quran, we have to refer to Ahlebait (عليه السلام) in order to understand it and without them we cannot understand it.
    4 points
  26. Abbas.

    R.I.P. Placid

    May his soul Rest In Peace. My sincere prayers that Allah showers his blessings upon Placid. He served Shiachat well. He will be missed by those who knew him or were fond of him. Thank you for informing us. Stay safe and in touch.
    4 points
  27. This is not a mindset consistent with belief. Our prophet is said to have remarked once that even if you knew the last day is at hand, if you have a sapling in your hand, you plant it. This hopeless mindset ironically damages the judgment that you wait for.
    4 points
  28. Watch his lectures, the only clear impression you can get is that it is an cult that only those who follow his viewpoint are true Shia saved from hell fire.
    4 points
  29. Stability. Maturity. Plans for the future. Probably a man should look for the same in a potential wife.
    4 points
  30. Haji 2003

    Pride Month 2022

    I won't share it, but there's videos around of Pride marches where there are adults exhibiting overtly sexual behaviour and children close by ... one sad person posted that they support Pride but asked why it can't be done more 'decently'. It can't. Because the whole concept is about what you do in your bedroom owning the public space. Relatedly, pride is one of the seven deadly sins.
    4 points
  31. The coordinates and translation are off here. This narration is from chapter 187 rather than 181 in Al Kafi volume 5, book of marriage. https://thaqalayn.net/chapter/5/3/187 Also, bisexual is not a very good translation here. The original, as you can see from the Arabic, uses the term “mukhannathun.” Which is a bit of an ambiguous/fuzzy category of “men who are like women,” but probably included such groups as what we today call trans-women, effeminate gay men, and cross-dressers. الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِمْرَانَ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ جَبَلَةَ عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لأبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) هَؤُلاءِ الْمُخَنَّثُونَ مُبْتَلَوْنَ بِهَذَا الْبَلاءِ فَيَكُونُ الْمُؤْمِنُ مُبْتَلًى وَالنَّاسُ يَزْعُمُونَ أَنَّهُ لا يُبْتَلَى بِهِ أَحَدٌ للهِ فِيهِ حَاجَةٌ قَالَ نَعَمْ قَدْ يَكُونُ مُبْتَلًى بِهِ فَلا تُكَلِّمُوهُمْ فَإِنَّهُمْ يَجِدُونَ لِكَلامِكُمْ رَاحَةً قُلْتُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ فَإِنَّهُمْ لَيْسُوا يَصْبِرُونَ قَالَ هُمْ يَصْبِرُونَ وَلَكِنْ يَطْلُبُونَ بِذَلِكَ اللَّذَّةَ.
    4 points
  32. 4 points
  33. A glorious trap question for liberals, feminists and leftists. The moment they give the biological definition of a woman, they will accept that a woman is a woman and a man is a man, and that you can not change this.
    4 points
  34. Our PM is extreme. He wants to totally disarm the population. This is just another step in that direction. I have guns. A 30 cal. for hunting large game, which I haven't done in over 30 years. I put two rounds through it about 5 years ago at a farmers range. Hit the target twice, impressed everyone, didn't take a third shot, figured I'd probably miss. I have a shotgun I also haven't used in as many years. I also have a .22 which I have used for vermin. My dogs don't like it. They would rather get sprayed by a skunk while chasing it away than let me shoot it. Even being in the country, I can't just shoot anywhere. I have neighbours within a mile, so whatever I'm shooting at, has to be in a safe range at the right angle. BB guns that look like real handguns will also be banned, even in the country. I use them mostly to scare off coyotes and magpies but I bought them for home security. CO2, 19 shot clip, steel BBs, semi auto, 480 fps, no recoil, very accurate within 30 ft. (farthest distance inside the house). Will penetrate denim, will not kill but will hurt a lot. Enough to make an intruder wonder if it was a good idea. Two shots to the chest will stall him long enough to take better aim. Crotch, leg muscles, face, head, whatever is available. We had to come up with a plan for intruders. The cops are 20 minutes away if they're sitting, waiting for the call. Crime happens within minutes. Too many decisions to make in an instant without a plan. Wife runs to the bathroom, closes door and pulls out the drawers which block the door, calls cops. First BB gun is in my desk with a clear line of sight to the door. I have two routes of escape if needed. One is down the stairs, where the second BB gun is, the other is the bedroom closet where the shotgun is. It's not locked or loaded but close to the ammo. A break action single shot is a quick load. I also have a really big firecracker taped to a lighter. Flash-bang, small grenade. Get caught in the hallway, sorry about your eardrums, you won't see or hear me coming with a baseball bat. How's that for Christian love? We can talk about it after he's zip tied and waiting for the cops. Rural crime was a big thing here a few years back. I've had two encounters in the last ten years. The first didn't get any farther than the lane. The lights came on, the dogs came out, Not sure why I was in the greenhouse after midnight that night but he saw the light on, maybe some movement, turned around and left. The second drove in looking for "help" mid day. He "lost the 4" hose clamp off his intake". (If you have 4" hose clamps on hand you probably have many things worth stealing.) I gave him 2 X 2" clamps, and questioned him while he put them on. Disturbed dust on the intake told me he'd done this a few times. There was a second pickup stopped on the road which he waved in, "for tools". A greasy looking meth head with a skeleton of a girlfriend drove up to give him a screwdriver. I gave him a friendly but firm handshake. He got back in his truck. They were from "out of province, just cruising". I don't know anyone willing to "cruise" 500+ miles in an F350 with no luggage. I kept him in check by telling him, "Don't let her get behind you." and continually calling my dog, as if to protect him while he worked. My girl is 130 lbs, has a mouth that can hold a soccer ball, totally harmless, just wants to get petted but he didn't know that. When he left, I noticed an Alberta plate on the truck, which means he's not from out of province. I reported him to the cops as he was driving away. No idea if they were caught.
    4 points
  35. notme

    Pride Month 2022

    I'm a teacher in a public school. Today a child confided in me that he is gay, and he is depressed because he can't let his parents know. We don't have to celebrate sin, but we need to oppose the terrible abuses (like a child fearing that his parents will evict him, to the point that he becomes hopeless) that homosexual people suffer. I wish I knew a way to help this kid.
    4 points
  36. Just because you didn't get what you asked for, or didn't get it yet, doesn't mean it didn't work. Many times, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) doesn't give us something because it either wouldn't be good for us in this dunya or wouldn't be good for us at this particular time. What we get in recompense (for not getting that thing or for it being delayed) is better than what we missed, ultimately and truely. When I say 'ultimately and truly' it means that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) gives us what is best for us in reality, because only Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) knows us fully and knows the full reality of our lives, without missing any details, both the hidden and manifest aspects (the batin and the dhahir). There are many ayat in Quran as well as many hadith regarding this. If you would like, I can post some, but you are probably already familiar with some of them so I don't want to be repetitive. Salam and I wish better things for you in the future.
    4 points
  37. notme

    Step parents

    If you do say that your step daughter is not allowed in your house, if your wife has any sense she will leave you. A parent does not abandon their child. If the child wishes to live with her father, and her father is a good Muslim, a good person, and capable of caring for her, that is her right. She should not, except in the case of abuse or other evil, cut ties with either parent.
    4 points
  38. Of course it gets better! There is a fable of a king who wished to hear something that would comfort him when sad and ground him when elated. After much discussion, his advisors presented the phrase "this, too, shall pass." But it would be more helpful if you could share what area you struggle? Are you feeling lonely? Still in love with your ex? Struggling to find your new balance? Suffering from low self esteem or feelings of failure? Each of these will need different guidance. You don't need to give specifics, but we could help better if we knew how you're suffering..
    4 points
  39. Abu Nur

    Pride Month 2022

    Wa Aleikum Salaam. Enlightenment movement removed God from the society and government (As Nietzsche says Death of God). And invidualism and equality replaced it. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) said: Have you seen ˹O Prophet˺ the one who has taken their own desires as their god? Will you then be a keeper over them? This became norm in society and till this day they try to please each other conflicts by equalizing values till we reach to totalitarianism and Government will decide for us what is right and what is wrong. As Muslims we need to do the opposite, to make sure that we don't become like them, becoming ego centric and take government or our desires as Gods, rather we should support our families and community, make sure we follow God laws and not cut our ties. We should not support these movements because it is part of manifestation of this society that rejected God. One day it will destroy by itself because total equality will never work.
    4 points
  40. This isn’t some abstract discourse, this is about a specific, practical subject. It would be better if people settle on a methodology, give a direct answer, own up to that answer, and lay it all out there for debate, so others can decide their material course of action. Or simply saying “I don’t know”. Throwing around broad contextual questions and outsourcing the hard work to others for extracting practical conclusions isn’t that helpful. This just sounds like someone not secure in his own methodology. Prove to me that answering any of your above questions on historical context is even a prerequisite at all for settling this issue.
    3 points
  41. The mistake was to have this relationship for three years without being married to one another. Unfortunately you will have to accept the consequences. At this point she must either decide to marry you or to end communication with you. These are the two permissible options available.
    3 points
  42. It's not about specific question, but generally you should try to find out three things. These three things will tell you everything you need to know (to decide to marry or not) 1. How do they treat the close people in their life. Specifically mother and father but also siblings, grandparents, etc. This is a preview of how they will treat you (their spouse). Most people can put on a show for a few days or weeks (i.e. have good aklaq) but you will only know if they actually have good aklaq based on these relationships. There is an * to this. In some cases, if they were oppressed in an extreme way by their parents or family (like they were sexually abused over a long period of time, etc), they you can disregard the relationship with the oppressor, whether that is their mother, father, sibling, etc. Those relationships don't count toward good aklaq, because if you were oppressed in an extreme way by anyone, even if that was your mother or father, there is no expectation of having a good relationship with them. 2. What is important to them and not important. If deen and following the wajibat and avoiding haram are important to them, then they have the 'deen' component necessary for marriage. You can tell more about this from their actions than them words. Also, they should be willing to stay on a program of increasing their Iman and getting closer to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) thru good deeds. 3. What are their plans for the future. They should have some goals and plans. For example, does he / she want children, how many. What are the career plans, or if it is a lady is she satisfied with working in the home and taking care of the children .Some ladies would be perfectly content with that, other's wouldn't. What country / city / state are they planning on calling home ? Etc. There is no right or wrong answers for this but these plans need to align, at least somewhat, in order to have a happy marriage.
    3 points
  43. Bismillah Salams, Remember also that Farsi has changed in pronunciation over the course of ~1200 years such that Eastern Farsi (and Indian Farsi when it was spoken before partition) on the whole preserved phonological features more. For example, "Deyr" as you wrote was how the word would have been pronounced in the earliest phases of New Persian (by Ferdowsi, for example). Over the last millennium the majhul vowels (long o and long e) were lost and merged with u and i (zor->zur, der->dir). Not to say that Eastern Farsi (Dari and Tajiki) hasn't undergone its own innovations. Some dialects are pretty unrecognizable, like Hazaragi (though for obvious reasons). iltimas-e-dua
    3 points
  44. notme

    Pride Month 2022

    I gotta be honest, if I didn't have wonderful sons, my life experience could have easily turned me into a man-hater. Men need to step up and be men not boys. Ain't nobody wanna be mother to her husband! Maybe the same is true for women. I wouldn't know, having never married a woman.
    3 points
  45. root

    Pride Month 2022

    Even though you might not be able to do much about it, you should care. As muslims we should care what happens to our society and the future of our kids.
    3 points
  46. There are many, but I like this one for four reasons. 1) It is very detailed and organized. Each individual topic is it's own video. So if you are only interested in one aspect, and you already know about another one, it's easy to skip ones and focus more on others 2) He uses original sources (such as Al Kafi, Serat of Ibn Hisham, etc) which are in the original language (mostly Arabic) and translates into English from those sources. I know enough Arabic to know that he is doing very accurate translations, as accurate as possible when going from one language to another. 3) His style of speaking is very casual and very relatable, especially for the younger people. Since he grew up in the US, he is speaking without an accent. Personally, accents don't bother me, as long as I can understand what is being said but for most people they would rather hear these lectures in their own accent (if they are American of course). 4) He gives the viewpoint of Jaafari School (Shia) but he is also very familiar with the Sunni viewpoints on these topics. There are very few detailed biographies of Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h) given from the Jaafari view, in English. Almost all of them that are out there in English are from the Sunni perspective, so they take ridiculous hadith like those from Abu Huraira and leave the listener confused. This one doesn't do that.
    3 points
  47. They are stupid foolish immature and have not been raised well. Usually by college age, people stop bullying and taunting as they have grown out of it. But even most middle and high school students (age 12-17) would not do such a thing to a little boy.
    3 points
  48. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) ease your difficulties, bihaqqi Muhammad (S) wa Aal Muhammad (asws) , akhi.
    3 points
  49. The thread is being reopened, we will be strict against personal attacks and insults so please read your post with a cool mind before submitting it. Jazakumallah.
    3 points
  50. islamicmusic

    Ali Shariati

    Wa alaikum salam. Welcome to shiachat. I hope you like it here. Dr. Ali Shariati was a Muslim. And he was a shia Muslim. And a pure one at that. He differentiated Red Shiism (the Shia of Imam Ali) vs Black Shiism (the so-called Shia of Safawid Dynasty). Just like Imam Khomeini differentiated Pure Muhammadi Islam (the Islam of Prophet Muhammad) vs Americanized Islam (i.e. the so-called Islam that American regime is pleased with). Dr. Ali Shariati was a revolutionary/inqilabi shia Muslim. And that's why he is not liked by the bought pens/sheikhs of both the secular democratic regimes and backward monarchies. He is, though with some mistakes, is sure someone to read and learn from. Among his works I suggest these most; Hajj Man and Islam Religion vs Religion Once Again Abu Dharr Hussain, the Heir of Adam Martyrdom: Arise and Bear Witness Here's a four minute video about him. His friend Prof. Dr. Hasan Rahimpour Azghadi describes him with his strengths and weaknesses: https://purestream-media.com/video/the-controversial-dr-ali-shariati-dr-rahimpour-azghadi-farsi-sub-english/ The video is available here as well: https://www.shiatv.net/video/1920325229
    3 points
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