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  1. 15 points
    Happy Eid everyone!!! I'm happy to announce on this joyous occasion that I've just launched a website that contains and displays the Hadith from the Ahlulbayt(عليه السلام). The link is: https://ahlulbayt-hadith.com/. Reason for making this website: So far I've been using https://www.al-islam.org/ and their website is great. However, it can be hard to only search for ahadith as there are many other content that gets parsed in their website. For this purpose, I thought that it might be useful to have a website dedicated solely to the hadith of the Ahlulbayth (عليه السلام). Additionally, the sunni hadith books have such websites so I thought that we should also make our hadith books available online. Current features: Over 3000 hadiths from Usul Al-Kafi with complete chains and references. The ability to search by keywords through the hadiths. Navigate from one hadith to the next. Features that I plan to add soon: Bihar Al-Anwar and other classic Shia hadith books Arabic ahadith Complete hadith book viewer in the browser Screenshot: Please check this website out and let me know if you have any suggestions for improvement or any comments!
  2. 14 points
    OrthodoxTruth

    I am leaving Shiaism

    The first question should be, what is “shianism”. Never heard of that before. There’s no such thing as being anonymous when you reject orthodox Islam as an alleged Hawza student, in “multiple countries”, who apparently gave lectures. State your identity so one could check your credibility before commenting on your arguments. As for whatever was already posted, if Shia rituals and customs are “Savawid made”, then Sunni ones likewise are created by the Umayyads, Abbasids, Seljuks, Ottomans and others. Shia Islam is as “Imam’s centred”, as Sunni one is centred around Sahaba and the Caliphs. Sunnis even believe that whatever Umar said, was revealed as a Quran. Umar; lay person, polytheist before Islam, grave sinner. I’ll rather follow the Imams (peace be upon them all) and their morality.
  3. 13 points
    Gaius I. Caesar

    I am leaving Shiaism

    I'm intrigued, please explain this further. I agree that the Imams were God centric but where will you go? You won't find God centrism in the Ismailis or the Sunnis. The teachings of the Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام) are far, far older than the Safavids who weren't really even Shia or Muslim in practice. As for rituals, some of the practices and customs during Muharram are pagan-like and seem to be mainly pre Islamic and cultural in origin. However my faith in the Qur'an and Ahlulbayt isn't rattled by such grotesque practices. I wonder what gave you doubt?
  4. 12 points
    hasanhh

    Eid Mubarak Y'all

    Eid Mubarak to all of you and your families.
  5. 12 points
    The Green Knight

    I am leaving Shiaism

    There are no God centric, monotheistic and pure religions except Shi'ism. By far. People in disagreement might quote deviant practitioners or simply misunderstand which is not its fault rather entirely their own.
  6. 12 points
    Imam Ja`far as-Sadiq (a) often encouraged his companions to ask from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). He once said to Maysar, his companion : O Maysar! Supplicate, and do not say the affair has been destined. Surely there are ranks with Allah which cannot be reached except through asking. If the servant (of Allah) closes his mouth and does not ask, he will not be given anything, so ask and you will get. O Maysar, the door that is knocked often is most likely to open.
  7. 11 points
    GD41586

    Pyrograph

    ٱلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ SC community! @313 Seeker @A_A @Mohammad313Ali @Hayy ibn Yaqzan @Ashvazdanghe Here's a little something I made just now using a pine plaque & my single-temperature pyrograph iron (think of a soldering iron but with interchangeable tips if you don't know what I'm talking about). I used watercolor paint to add some nice color to it after I was done burning in the design. I still need a lot of practice before I can begin making and selling pieces as some side-stream income, but I made this to put on my wall to remind me of the أَهْلُ ٱلْبَيْتِ‎ I'm liking the idea of doing names and designs moreso than living beings or creatures. Insha'Allah, I will do more of these and related designs now that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has steadied my hands somewhat.
  8. 11 points
    GD41586

    My honest reflections on Shiachat

    I do my best to only contribute quality content because there are so many trolls & govt-sponsored agent provocateurs on the internet already, so that's why I tend to agree more than disagree with other users here (that, and a lot of the time I am being exposed to ideas for either the first time or having my own beliefs about society, culture, family, etc validated by people from around the world that sadly, I'll likely never get to sit down and eat a meal with). In that regard, I think that the mods do an amazing job & people have to realize that this is a SHIA community, not an open forum to come and bash Shia & Twelvers on behalf of a militant Salafi sheikh. If anyone here was interested in adhering to the Salafi "version" of Islam, they'd leave the forum and go do that (and there are plenty of places online to interact with militant Salafis, sadly). Having said that, I will credit SC for the rest of my days on earth as being the instrument that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) used to draw me as an American Christian, out of false religion/worship and into the loving ummah of the Ahlul Bayt. Had I not found this community, I would have written Islam off forever after the few experiences I had at the masjid and would have likely never grappled in sincerity with the parts of Christianity that didn't add up logically in my mind, so I thank you all for that and you are in my supplications for what Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has used you to do in my life.
  9. 10 points
    GD41586

    Bible "trading cards" // art pieces

    Here are some "trading cards" (not really, but because of the size) inspired by the Old Testament passages as labeled that I made when I was trying to pass the time a few weeks ago. Media is ballpoint pen on brown paper bag. I am NOT an artist by any stretch of the imagination & these were the first drawings I've done in at least 4 years. I purposely chose to do these images because I cannot draw people or animals to save my life; unfortunately that really limits what art I can produce. Let me know if you like these, I'd love to do some of the Kaa'ba or the Dome of the Rock if it will not be seen as offensive (eventually I want to do one inspired by Hussain because I relate to his story so deeply)
  10. 10 points
    starlight

    I am leaving Shiaism

    Dua Mujeer which we recite in these holy nights, the whole of Dua Mujeer is nothing but names of Allah. Dua Joshan Kabir, a long dua which contains nothing but around s thousand names and atributes of Allah Dua Kumayl which we recite every Friday night: O He in whose hand is my forelock!O He who knows my affliction and my misery! O He who is aware of my poverty and indigence! My Lord! My Lord! My Lord! Have you read all these duas and the munajaat of Imam Sajjad(عليه السلام)?? If you have how can you still say shiaism is Imamcentric and not Godcentric? Try coming up with a better excuse.
  11. 10 points
    al-Muttaqin

    I am leaving Shiaism

    Opposite for me as an ex-Sunni. I do agree about the importance of God-centricism though, it's the most important aspect of Deen, and of Iman.
  12. 9 points
    I wanted to make the following my signature, until I realized it surpasses the maximum signature length, and the maximum of two website links in the signature. Please note that I only included links to navigable websites, not download pages, unless otherwise stated. If you know of any websites that are missing from my list, please comment them below. Please let me know if there are any mistakes or improvements to be made. Many Thanks. Note: because this post is so long, the font is small in some places to avoid taking up too much space (I'm not trying to spam the forum). <THE FOLLOWING IS WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN MY SIGNATURE> In my opinion, the best English Qur'an translations are: Ali Quli Qarai, Sheikh Muhammad Sarwar, Mir Ahmed Ali. Navigable Qur'an, Tafsir, and Hadith websites: Multilingual or English language Qur'an commonly frequented by Shias [In my opinion, these are also the 3 best Qur'an websites overall]: tanzil.net [Unique features, or best at: Searchability & Qur'an text (Qur'anic style) & Docs/Trans/Download in select formats & revelation order (list)] al-quran.info [Unique features, or best at: Chapter summary (at the start of each Surah) & sheer number of translations & review of translations] quran.al-islam.org [Unique features, or best at: Ability to have 3 translations & Arabic & Pooya/Ali Commentary on screen at the same time] [Note: Pooya/M.A. Ali English Commentary is perhaps sufficient for the general public, but it is not suitable for technical discussions] Farsi-Arabic side by side Qur'an translations commonly frequented by Shias: makarem.ir/quran [with Tafsir Namoona and search function] hawzah.net/per/q/qa/quran.htm [with search function] Arabic only commonly frequented by Shias: holyquran.net [AR, Tafsir (navigable), Qur'an Dictionary, Search Qur'an] Other Qur'an websites commonly frequented by Shias: medinaminds.com/quran [Multilingual] duas.mobi/quran [Multilingual, with Dua from Qur'an] parsquran.com/eng [EN, FA, Search Qur'an] Commonly frequented by both Shias and Sunnis: corpus.quran.com [ Word by Word Qur'an | Qur'an Dictionary | Qur'anic Grammar | Search Help ] Multilingual or English language Qur'an commonly frequented by Sunnis [In my opinion, altafsir & quranflash are the best, most plentiful, and most unique of this list]: altafsir.com [Translations, Qur'an text, Tafsir (navigable), Ask Mufti, Ask Mufassir, and more] app.quranflash.com [Qur'an text (books): Qira'at (Qari + Rawi), Urdu] alquran.cloud [Search, Open Source, API] searchtruth.com [Qur'an, Search in Qur'an, Tafsir, Hadith] read.quranexplorer.com [has a simple clean layout, Dua from Qur'an] quranwbw.com [Word by Word English Translation and Transliteration, Dua from Qur'an] quran.com [Most popular, Search, sunnah.com (Hadith)] quran.ksu.edu.sa [Multilingual, Qur'an text] Other Qur'an websites commonly frequented by Sunnis : quranonline.net quranwow.com [Multilingual] islamawakened.com [Multilingual] bait-ul-quran.org [UR] quran-for-all.com [Multilingual] transliteration.org/quran [Multilingual] mounthira.com/quran [has a simple clean layout] clearquran.com [has a simple clean layout] quranful.com [has a simple clean layout] quran411.com [English Transliteration] houseofquran.com [word by word reciter/teacher] hamariweb.com/islam/online-Quran [Arabic & Translation side by side] quranacademy.io/reader [aesthetically pleasing] islamicfinder.org/quran equran.me [AR] Shia Tafsir (in English unless otherwise stated by a language code in [brackets]): https://www.iqraonline.net/category/all-categories/tafsir-hadith/ [Contains a plethora of translated Tafsir, including many Tafsir originally given by Shaykh Haider Hobbollah] [AR] http://holyquran.net/tafseer/ [Includes 4 Tafsir: Taqreeb al-Quran, Noor al-Thaqalin, Al-Mizan, Majma' al-Bayan] Tafsir al-Mizan: https://almizan.org/ Tafsir Noor al-Thaqalayn: https://www.iqraonline.net/translations/tafsir-noor-thaqalayn/ An Enlightening Commentary Into the Light of the Holy Qur'an. Vol 1-20. [Link 1] [Link 2] The Prolegomena to the Qur'an: https://www.al-islam.org/al-bayan-fi-tafsir-al-quran-prolegomena-quran-sayyid-abu-al-qasim-al-khoei http://www.why-quran.org/, https://www.youtube.com/c/whyquran [Tafsir given by Sheikh Azhar Nasser, and playlists linking to Tafsir given by other speakers and institutes] http://www.islamichouseofwisdom.com/hadith [links to many Tafsir uploaded to al-islam.org] [UR] https://qurantafseerfarmanali.wordpress.com/, https://archive.org/details/QuranTafseerByHafizSayedFarmanAli/mode/2up [EN] Tafsir Namoona: https://makarem.ir/main.aspx?Reader=1&lid=1&pid=61928&catid=6521 [DE] Tafsir Namoona: http://www.al-quran.de/ [FA] Tafsir Namoona: https://makarem.ir/quran [UR] Tafsir Namoona: http://tafseerenamoona.net/, http://www.momin.com/urdu/Books/Tafseer-e-Namoona-89.html Shia Hadith (please message me with more languages to add). Only navigable websites are listed unless there are only pdfs available for that language: https://shiiticstudies.com/category/hadith/ https://www.iqraonline.net/category/all-categories/tafsir-hadith/ [EN] ShiaChat: Comprehensive Compilation of Reliable Narrations http://www.iqraonline.net/translations/marifat-al-hadith-muhammad-baqir-behbudi/ http://www.imamiyya.com/hadith https://thaqalayn.net/ http://thaqalayn.co/index.php/ahadith http://hadith.net/en/ [RU] https://al-kafi.ru/ [with search function] [AR] http://ar.lib.eshia.ir/ http://shiaonlinelibrary.com/ https://alfeker.net/ [Downloads only, but widely used and very useful, so it should be included in this list] https://hadith.inoor.ir/ar/home http://hadith.net/ar/ [FA] http://lib.eshia.ir/ http://mizan.hadith.net/ https://www.noorlib.ir/view/fa/default https://hadith.inoor.ir/fa/home http://hadith.net/ [UR] https://www.hubeali.com/online-books/online-urdu-books/ {Downloads} {Downloads} Al-kafi: http://www.momin.com/Books/Kitab++Usool+E+Kafi+-+Volume+I-64/Usool+E+Kafi+-+Volume+1-6749.html, https://www.hubeali.com/online-books/online-urdu-books/alkafi-urdu-vol6/, https://hubeali.com/books/Urdu-Books/AlKafi-Vol7-Arabic-Urdu.pdf [TK] {Navigable} Al-kafi: http://www.islamkutuphanesi.com/turkcekitap/t1/El-Kafi-1/index.htm, http://www.caferilik.com/kutuphane/book/usul-u-kâfi, http://alhassanain.org/turkish/?com=book&id=51 [FR] {Downloads} http://shiacity.fr/telecharger-des-livres-de-hadiths-chiites/ Other useful links for Shias: https://www.iqraonline.net/translations/ https://www.iqraonline.net/list-of-famous-quranic-tafaseer-exegeses-throughout-history/ https://www.iqraonline.net/approaching-the-quran/ https://www.al-islam.org/al-tawhid/vol1-n12-3/outlines-development-science-hadith-mustafa-awliyai https://www.al-islam.org/articles/al-hadith-analysis-and-overview-hashim https://www.al-islam.org/elementary-arabic-syntax-1-rashid-al-shartuni http://al-quran.info/pages/translation/ali_quli [Ali Quli Qarai: Translator's Preface] http://www.theislamicseminary.org/wp/pdf-edition-the-holy-quran/ [Muhammad Sarwar Qur'an Translation: pdf download]
  13. 9 points
    Salam, Unfortunately in our communities we have not understood the difference between "natural sexual urges" versus a "compulsive behavior". Men feel that marriage will solve all their problems - this is far from the reality. Marriage will just add to their responsibilities and they'll be faced with more challenges. If men have certain dangerous addictions (such as looking at women and inappropriate videos etc.) Then during stressful periods of their lives a few years after they marry their partner - they will resort to their behavior. An addiction never goes away on its own, men can temporarily feel as if it's gone, but it will keep coming back unless it is treated properly. Our scholars who give us solutions that men need to be married to control their urges are simply talking about the natural urges we have - not an urge which stems from an addiction. In fact I'd say to men out there - please get your life sorted before you try to marry a girl - don't make life miserable for her. It's a sad reality that men hide their sexual-related addictions from their wives. Statistics prove that a lot of married men watch porn! This is shocking unfortunately! but something all of us need to be aware of. Women need to be aware that their husbands could be keeping a dark secret - don't always be suspecious, but be aware! in case you're noticing that he's not showing much affection and is acting strange. These videos which men become addicted to only destroy any potential intimacy with their wives. Also, these issues affect our communities as much as they affect other ones.
  14. 9 points
    1. Interfering families 2. Weak and spineless men. Please this is not an attack on brothers. This is something I have observed that marriages where men are able to take a stand and act strong always survive.This taking a stand could be both to protect his wife from injustice or to correct her ways if she is acting unjustly. This is even more important because being strong doesn't work the other way round, i,e strong wife as opposed to a strong man. 3. Spouses thinking in terms of 'I' rather than 'we'.
  15. 9 points
    starlight

    Dad Eats My Food

    Get up a bit earlier tomorrow morning and cook him a big 3 egg fancy omlette. Try and eat together. Once he's finished ask kindly if he wants more and offer him something else too. He is your father. He fed you all those years when you were young.
  16. 9 points
    habib e najjaar

    Hijab Evolving

    I haven't watched the video yet, however, some points/examples: 1. Under a traditional hijabi context, women were able to live a life of complete non interaction with na mahrims to the extent of not going to markets (souq) which are places of some form of indignity to a woman. In some places in the world, this standard is still practicable to an extent (like in my town, women of particular classes consider it shameful and a lack of gheera to enter a market). However, in many places in the world, it is no longer considered so. 2. Living alone/traveling alone 3. Going to work The two points above require a strong social system in place, such that a woman would never be necessitated and therefore never be permitted to travel or live alone or go to work outside the house. This included strong observance of kinship ties including going to live with a brother or uncle if one's dad had passed on, having eunuchs to accompany women where necessary, a baytul maal available to cater for widows, orphans etc. 4. Niqab compulsory for noble women. There was a time when the higher the social status of a woman (including her family even if no longer as wealthy) the more stringent the hijab required of her. Now, depending on where one lives, even a woman of high social status may not be able to observe full high level hijab, while a woman of relatively lower class may be in a position to observe a higher level of hijab. 5. Woman addressing men in solo voice (not singing ). Some times, under current educational and work systems, a woman may be forced to speak to men or infront of men. We must remember that though Sayyida Zaynab addressed the court of yazid el laeen, before that, even her male neighbors had never heard her voice, and some say that the ahlulbayt mourned the stripping of the social hijab of the women of ahlulbayt and not their complete physical hijab e.g stripping of niqabs (not hijab) and being made to go on camels without a howdah and paraded through markets (Allahummal3an the parties who did this ila yowmid deen). Ofcourse even a woman forced to speak to men must do so in a non softened firm voice, avoid social niceties, avoid making jokes and wittiness, and keep it brief while avoiding gestures and body movements. So both physical and social hijab can evolve over time, but the bare minimal can never be crossed (which is what our ahkaam specifies) and which is normally practicable even in non hijabi societies. We must also keep in mind principles in ahkaam such as migration to (land of) kufr, and what impact it can/will have on our hijab and then make the necessary adjustments e.g by not living in such places, or picking towns/countries which are friendlier towards hijab.
  17. 9 points
    GD41586

    Bible "trading cards" // art pieces

    Here's a quick drawing I did of a brave warrior who would fight to the death against a corrupt tyrant. It's not anyone in particular.
  18. 8 points
    YoungSkiekh313

    Anti-Shia bias

    Salam Alykum, Imam Ali stated it perfectly, that saying his name would never be easy in any century, nor anytime. Being a Shia have never been easy, and I can never begin to imagine the struggles of Imam Ali's Shia's, or the struggles of Imam Hussein's Shias. Our Imams also faced many struggles, and were even jailed, and oppressed. This is part of being a Shia. Overcoming the struggles, the oppression, the "they aren't muslim" from 10 year old street sheikhs. But Alhumdullah I smile, because my faith is tested by these oppressions. Being a Shia of Ali brings a smile to my face, and soul. Remember, prophets were called madmen in the Quran, Prophet Yusef was thrown in a well, kids threw rocks at Prophet Muhammad, Imam Ali's door was kicked down, and Imam Hussein was slain. Those who believe are always oppressed, and in the end are rewarded for their patience. WS.
  19. 8 points
    At the end of the day, regadardless of race, if you end up with a god-fearing, pious, and good-akhlaq believer woman who you're attracted to and are compatible with then you're good. For some people, race and culture may influence their connection/compatibility with the potential spouse while for others it may not. It's a case by case thing.
  20. 8 points
    Ali

    My honest reflections on Shiachat

    Salams, I would suggest that if you're looking for that sort of environment to simply avoid the more controversial forums such as debates forums or politics/current affairs and focus on some of the more holistic, feel good forums like the family or science forums.
  21. 8 points
    MexicanVato

    I am leaving Shiaism

    Although I am not a muslim I see Shia Islam is Allah centric. Even if I do not become muslim, I still take Imam Ali's views on Allah as mentioned in Nahjul Balagha over any Sunni/Salafi interpretation. I refuse to accept that Allah can be seen in Jannah, because to imply so means he has a form, which would mean he has a body..limbs etc.. .as reported by some of the Hanbali and Salafi. To me Shia Islam has the most pure views on Tawhid.
  22. 8 points
    Qa'im

    I am leaving Shiaism

    I've spoken to a couple hawza students from the West about this thread. Was any of this information exaggerated? If you're a Western student who spent 8 years in hawzas in the Middle East, they would know who you are, but they don't.
  23. 8 points
    I guess a lot depends on where on the spectrum of shia and sunni both fall. For instance, on a scale of 1 to 10 , 1 being hardcore wahhabi and 10 being extremely close to becoming a shia.. where does he fall? For the shia girl, from a range of non practising to ultra fundamentalist shia (no negative connotation intended), where does she fall?
  24. 8 points
    Mahdavist

    I am leaving Shiaism

    Wa alaikum as salam I think a lot of people have gone into 'ambush' mode without actually hearing what the brother has to say. He has not identified himself as a sunni yet, so bringing arguments against sunnism is redundant at the moment. He has not elaborated on his journey yet, nor has he outlined what his beliefs now are, so trying to debate aqeedah is also premature. Why not hear what he actually has to say? For the brother saying 'he has to identify himself' I don't see why it's relevant, look at what is being said rather than who is saying it. I look forward to hearing more details inshaAllah, especially because usually in these instances I feel it's not so much core Shiism which is the problem rather it is the modern day practice of the Shi'i masses. However, we will find out more if we give the brother the chance to express himself rather than to bombard the thread with a series of standard shia-sunni type questions.
  25. 8 points
    This will sound like a weak "excuse", but it's because of the experiences I've had with Sunnis at the local Islamic Community masjid (predominantly Sunni). When you go merely to learn or inquire about Islam, there has ALWAYS in my experience, been a guy who is super aggressive and pushy & treats you like a flawed creation for not being born & raised in Islam. He'll enjoy tearing apart everything about you & your identity, without telling you why Islam is the correct path for mankind and merely expects you to be intimidated into making shahada (which I haven't yet because of this). Then he usually goes on for forty five minutes telling you why you should hate America (the country I live in & the only country and culture I truly know) for what they are "doing in the middle east"; because I have so much control (sarcasm) over what the leadership class in America is doing (2016 election should prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that American elections are as spurious as the ones the CIA rigs in Latin America & that your average American's vote isn't even counted... thanks Electoral College!) I do not bear nor will I accept responsibility for the actions of men like George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Barack Obama, or Donald Trump. Sorry I'm not sorry mr. Sunni zealot; they will answer for their own sins on the day of judgment, I will answer for mine, you will answer for yours. I do hope that when the Houses of Worship are reopened, that I can go to the masjid to pray in peace & seek Islam with men who will help and teach me rather than just condemning me for existing. If I wanted that, I could go back to the Catholic church. Yet another reason why I have found SC to be such a blessing & an amazingly helpful resource in my pursuit of Islam (Inshallah, I'll get there eventually)
  26. 8 points
    GD41586

    Bible "trading cards" // art pieces

    @313 Seeker @Mohammad313Ali @Hayy ibn Yaqzan Here is a better rendition of this amazing, beautiful place. This Bayt Allah that I cannot ever stop imagining & desire to see for myself. (I requested a paper bag at the market to begin making these again)
  27. 8 points
    habib e najjaar

    Shia Criticism

    Wa alaykum salaam, Focus on building your faith and increasing your knowledge of the one you claim to worship and why (first and foremost). While increasing your knowledge, practise the little (or much) that you know diligently e.g if it is salah, fasting and avoiding haram food, then do it. At the same time, build your relationship with your creator and the ones He loves, particularly the imam of our time. Do this through engaging in constant dhikr, quran, doing whatever mustahabs you can, knowing your imam and your duties to him etc. Finally, do not stress too much. Sometimes the agitation you feel is simply your fitrah calling out for more soul food. Do not fill it with useless knowledge (such as ex shia debates), rather feed it with information and contemplation that will give you peace and tranquility and hope.
  28. 8 points
    Sirius_Bright

    Prophet's wife in Qur'an?

    I see a lot of people fall for 'But she's wife of Holy Prophet (saw)'. Do you think there's favoritism in Islam? Or do you think having malice and hatred for Holy Ahlulbayt (عليهم اسلام) is forgivable just because you're wife of a Prophet? Does Relations matter in Islam? If yes, then why is whole surah (Lahab/masadd) revealed damning uncle of Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).?
  29. 8 points
    Mahdavist

    Prophet's wife in Qur'an?

    The translation and understanding of that verse is perhaps creating some confusion. What is listed is a group of qualities or attributes. It is indeed believed that surah al tahreem is referring to a'isha and hafsa but the verse is not saying that they aren't muslim. As Shi'a we are not looking towards them for guidance on fiqh or aqaaid and I humbly believe that beyond this it is not necessary to go further into polemics.
  30. 8 points
    The speaker has compared the majalis with taraweeh. What I have listened from above video is that the speaker is saying that Taraweeh are like Majalis. In case of pandemic, since both are not obligatory, one can cancel or change or even stop that congregation. Speaker also said that the most effected person in that case would be the Hafiz (in case of Taraweeh) and the Zakir (in case of Majlis). So government can allocate financial support for these two categories. The only problem I see in his speech is that he has compared taraweeh with majalis. One is a bid'ah while other is not. What is most interesting is that the person who responded to Allama Jawwad Naqvi, has shown text from his book, where it was written that "the religion will prosper only if these majalis are organized. The sanctity (hurmat) of religion & Quran will only remains if the sanctity (hurmat) of these majalis remains.
  31. 7 points
    Trumpet

    Eid Mubarak Y'all

    Eid Mubarak to all! May this be the last eid we spend without our Beloved Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام).
  32. 7 points
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/07/iraq-appoints-new-prime-minister-after-months-of-protests-and-jockeying He has been chosen in a tough spot. He has to deal with - the coronavirus and the public health crisis - oil price crash and the economic crisis - Iraq's relationship with other countries, especially with regard to trade and regional security - the geopolitical situation and the exploitation of Iraq and disregard for its sovereignty by competing nations - the presence of foreign troops in Iraq - armed groups that operate outside of state control - the protest movement and the violence that came alongside it - the unstable domestic political situation - the resurgence of ISIS terrorist cells and their recent offensives in multiple locations One thing that may help him is the relationships he has built over the years and his experience in National Intelligence. Insha Allah he does well and God willing Iraq takes steps towards prosperity, independence and having a respected position in the global stage.
  33. 7 points
    YaAli223

    Did a big sin during ramadan

    Salam Aleykom, may peace be upon the lovers of the Ahlulbayt(عليه السلام) and the curse of Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) be upon those who have hurt the Ahlulbayt(عليه السلام), I am a 22 male who lives in the west. In the blessed month of ramadan I commited a sin. I drank alcohol. My concern is not that I drank alcohol. My concern is why I do not feel sad about having done so. I know that what I have done is bad but I do not FEEL that way. To be honest, I have been neglecting my prayer as well. Also now because I do not know how to apologize if the apoligy is not coming from my heart. How can I feel the pain of what I have done and seek repentance again from The Almighty(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Also, since I live in the west. I would like to know what my punishment is, and if I can wipe out this big sin by doing a good deed. Please do dua for me. May Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) accept your fasting and prayers.
  34. 7 points
    Porn addiction is very dangerous,even though it feels impossible, its not impossible to quit. Infact it is super easy,I've been reading this book that really helped me and I'm pretty sure it will help others with this same probelm as well https://sites.google.com/site/hackbookeasypeasy/home Along with that,ive been reading quran and strengthing my faith,that makes me think about what I'm about to do. Alot of people make a mistake of thinking that watching porn and masturbation is just a habit,NO its not a habit, if it was nobody would be struggling with it.
  35. 7 points
    GD41586

    Pyrograph

    That's a very kind compliment to give me, but I would ask you to get on google and look up the work of actual experts. There's a guy in St. Augustine, FL who does them out on the street for tourists and he makes pretty good money doing it. Insha'Allah, I'll get to that point someday.
  36. 7 points
    Mahdavist

    How to strengthen faith?

    Salam alaikum. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) reward you. To strengthen one's faith, one must take the time to learn about it and understand it, as you have mentioned. However, to clear our soul so it is more receptive to guidance it is also essential that: 1. All kinds of haraam actions must be eliminated from our lives 2. We must perform the obligatory (wajib) actions without any exception A strict approach on these two points will inshaAllah have a massive positive impact on your efforts to learn more about the faith.
  37. 7 points
    Parties entering a marriage without knowing their rights and responsibilities. A lot of people know that "marriage is a lot about compromising" but when one does not know their rights and duties, they will end up compromising what they should not, and being rigid on what they should compromise on for the sake of Allah.
  38. 7 points
    Qa'im

    I am leaving Shiaism

    Salaam alaykum, inshallah you find your way. I remember you very well from when I first joined 13 years ago. I can understand the grievances that you have, as many Shi’i circles have neglected the practices of the Prophet and his Ahl al-Bayt, and have focused their attention on an ethos and regimen that is historically more recent. Much time is spent justifying the status quo, which in many cases is still valid and shar’i, but little time is spent on self-improvement and reviving authentic practices. This is the state of popular Shiism. Even the sources’ focus on negative theology and esotericism can, in a vacuum, make folks feel more distant from Allah and the Muhkam of the Quran respectively. But the question that you have to ascertain is, what did the pure Imams themselves teach? Since you still respect them highly, you have to be honest and ask, did they teach Sunnism? Did they teach a madhhab that died (and why would Allah allow that)? Were they, authubillah, teaching lies? These are the 3 alternatives, and I can say with reasonable certainty, no no and no. Doubts are sometimes necessary for faith to evolve. You are at a turning point, but that turning point may not be the abandonment of what you are upon. Or perhaps you will abandon it, and realize that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. So inshallah us and you can be granted hidaya.
  39. 7 points
    OrthodoxTruth

    I am leaving Shiaism

    It is relevant because he himself stated it, otherwise he wouldn’t mention that he “studied 8 years” at “Hawzas in numerous countries” while even “lecturing at Hussayniyas.” Therefore in order to debate something, one should know the debater as well. Different arguments are utilised for different groups of people. You won’t debate a lay Shia revert the same way you debate an alim who was around Islam since birth due to the differences in their mentality, knowledge (for example, of religious terms) etc. From my personal experiences.
  40. 7 points
    Just like there are physical illnesses there are also diseases of the soul for example lying, back biting, hasd etc and if physical diseases can be hereditary it's possible that the diseases of soul can also be passed from one generation to another like diabetes or asthma or from mother to baby like AIDS. So just like a child who is born with Asthma is sometimes not fit for sports like football so people with certain diseases of soul for example, if someone is not considered trustworthy then he isn't for to be a witness in Shia fiqh. So its quite possible that a person who was conceived as a result of haram act has acquired some defects of soul that make him unfit to hold certain positions like leading a prayer. It might sound unfair but then so was the baby who was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. There are several narrations from Ahlulbayt(عليه السلام) which tell us that it's not permissible for someone of an illegitimate birth to lead prayer. Imam ʿAli that he said: “Do not perform your prayers [behind a prayer leader] who i s mentally unstable or one who is from an illegitimate birth. - Wasail us Shia. Imam Muḥammad al-Bāqir said: “There are five groups of people who are not permitted to be chosen as the leader for a congregational prayer … one of them is a person who was of illegitimate birth - Mun la yahddrul faqih Here is something which I found very interesting. This will clarify how diseases of soul are passes from generation to generation. Imām al-Ṣādiq that he said: والممراز لا يطيب إلى سبعة آباء وقيل اي شئ الممراز” فقال الرجل يكتسب مالا من غير حله “Al-Mimrāz is not spiritually purified [nor is it removed from a person’s lineage] until seven generations pass.” It was asked of the Imām: “What is al-Mimrāz ?” The Imām replied: “A person who gains illicit wealth [and through this unlawful wealth, marries lawfully however produces a child with wealth which was forbidden] Al-Kafi
  41. 7 points
    starlight

    Dad Eats My Food

    I know it can be very annoying especially in Ramazan. But try and forgive him for what he did in the past just for the sake of pleasing Allah and overlook the things that he does to annoy you. We are the followers of Ahlulbayt(عليه السلام). Look at their lives - Imam Ali(عليه السلام) told Muslims to treat his killer with kindness. While Imam Hasan al-Askari (عليه السلام) was under house arrest ,which lasted for more than 2 years and during that time Imam lived on dry loaves of bread and water, a shia of his used his connections to send him a a few pomegranates so he will have something better to eat. Imam noticed his prison guard looking at the pomegranates and upon finding he had little children at home he gave away all of them to the man who who was his prison guard and under orders to treat him harshly. Please be generous with giving food to your father for the sake of the family of Hussain (عليه السلام) who were starved in Karbala.
  42. 7 points
    Salam My mother is a doctor and works in the hospital a few days a week but i dont know if there are any covid patients in their hospital. A distant relative who was a doctor and probabely was in contact with covid patients died of corona and his wife who is a doctor too, suffers from corona and currently she is in the hospital.
  43. 7 points
    No, it's morally wrong and when you lie to people, you rob people of their volition and freedom to accept Islam. By lying to them, they end up accepting Islam not in their heart, but on a lie. Nobody is compulsed to accept Islam, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) guides whom He Wills and truth cannot mixed with falsehood.
  44. 6 points
    It's a difficult discussion. In the UK guns are less prominent but there is a lot of knife crime. In Switzerland anyone who did their mandatory military service has a gun but apparently hardly anyone ever gets shot. Banning guns in America will make gun possession illegal, but this will impact law abiders more than those who were anyway illegally in possession of guns. The real question should be: why is it that there is so much gun crime in America? What is driving people, gun permit or not, to go around shooting people? Why are young people stabbing each other in London? These are the real questions and if they are solved, the legality of guns and knives will only be a detail.
  45. 6 points
    Salam, Hope you all are making the most out of Ramadan and these nights of Laylatul Qadr Insha Allah. I just wanted to share my thoughts based on my experience so far in Shiachat. Again, these are simply my experiences and I want to know if anyone here can relate. At the end of the day we have to grow and gain closeness to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). I want to be very honest. (1) Online forums are a place for support and growth. Alhumdulillah it's a blessing that this site was created for like-minded individuals to connect and grow together. It provides that sense of community for Shias all around the world. It's a great place for important social issues to be discussed and many other general Islamic issues. It raises a lot of awareness and creates that culture which people can immerse themselves into. I mean when I didn't know much about Shia Islam, I learnt so many technical terms here and there. It was very useful in all honesty. People come to these forums to get closer to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and it's not always easy find like-minded people in real life who have a growth mindset. (2) But this site is hijacked by people who want to vent out, moan and talk bad about the Shia sect in an unacademic way. I want to be honest and perhaps give the moderators something to think about. I may be very blunt but this is just how I feel. Some users RUIN the intimacy of the environment. Certain threads generate over 100 replies and from that point it drains the energy of everyone. It becomes entertaining and gives everyone that dopamine hit in the wrong way. The original OP gets the undeserved attention that he/she craved for, while people are vigorously arguing back and forth. A site which is supposed to nourish our souls and help us unite - becomes a site where the twelver school of thought is ridiculed. Not everyone deserves attention in my opinion and not everyone is that important. We need to look at the broader picture - how is it helping the majority? How do these threads help the average youth? Is it creating quality Muslims? Unnecessary arguments and always being negative isn' the best thing! We're just people who want to be on the ship of salvation - we're not scholars from Qom or Najaf. We can do our best but there's only so much we can do. Again, I really have respect for all the moderators and site admins who work tirelessly to create Shiachat a better place. May Allah bless you all. It must be tough but you guys are doing a great job.
  46. 6 points
    GD41586

    Homosexuality

    It's not difficult to live as a Muslim. It's actually a lot easier than living as a Christian, believe it or not. If I can do it, anybody can (and should, because it's awesome). Where does this actually happen anymore & is not a staged hate crime? Maybe in some of the more backwards small-town parts in America (our masjid was vandalized about twenty years ago after the CIA took down the WTC), but most liberal societies (especially those in Europe) are bending over backward to accommodate Muslims these days... which is the excuse that various alt-right groups use to try and handwave their white supremacist ideology "Islam is trying to take over Europe" blah blah blah :eyeroll: I don't want to hurt or persecute gay people, I just don't agree with what they do and don't want it forced on me & my society as a "natural expression of human sexuality" because well, it isn't. I don't care about what you do in the privacy of your own home, behind closed doors. What I do care about, is when I take my hypothetical children out in public and have to see nude men dancing suggestively with one another on a parade float shaped like a male reproductive organ. I'd be bothered just as much if I was watching straight people behave the same way and no, I don't believe in PDA other than a married couple holding hands while walking. Suicide is a choice, and when you are thinking about making that choice, you are mentally ill. Trust me on this one, I've dealt with suicidal ideation for years & am just beginning to get decent treatment for it. And yes: life in the West is extremely easy for gay people because the liberals and leftists in the society worship sex as a god and are willing to use the law to enshrine homosexuality; which is why it's all over Western media and is even taught as an "admirable" orientation to children who live among these groups because it 1. upsets the religious people who are the only acceptable group to discriminate against and "hate" in the liberal worldview & 2. because again, this allows them to have all the sex they want without creating a life and having to be responsible for someone aside from themselves (which they usually aren't anyway) Glad you asked, because this is easy. New life can't result from two men having "sex" with each other. No matter how badly you want to, no matter what surgery you get, two men or two women are NEVER going to be able to produce a new, unique life through their "sex" acts. There are two (count them: TWO) sets of human reproductive organs for a reason: when male + female come together sexually, a new life can potentially result. This is the entire reason why sex is pleasurable: Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) created it so that humans (and other animals) might multiply. :mic drop: Still, I don't hate you for having a same-sex attraction. As a matter of fact, I will be offering supplications for you. Because I love you as a human being who has dignity and value, regardless of what your pet sins & vices are. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) loves you too, and wants the best for you.
  47. 6 points
    Muslim2010

    I am leaving Shiaism

    The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) saying: “The example of the members of my Household among you is like the example of Noah's ark. Whoever boards it will attain salvation and whoever does not board it will drown.” Hadith Safinah
  48. 6 points
    Inshallah, I get closer each day.
  49. 6 points
    Disgraceful, illogical, shameful act when attributed to a Masoom nullifies authenticity of hadith. Masoom can't continue to divorce people that much since this is what Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) hates the most. And Masoom is supposed to be protected from enraging Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) this way, this goes against concept of Ismat from Quran thus its Authenticity is nullified. Like Imam (عليه السلام) said, reject whatever contradict Quran, this usool stands in first place. Before checking Sanad of hadith.
  50. 6 points
    Perhaps this could help: http://www.al-hadi.us/
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