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  1. Salam Brothers and Sisters Hope everyone is doing well and safe. It took me a lot of courage to talk about this particular sensitive topic and open up about myself. It hasn't been quite easy for me since tow months, I have been through a lot of pressure and the traumatic event which just took place a month ago changed my life. I don't know how could I have survived without seeking any professional help. All I needed was a listening ear and that was my therapist...may Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bless him. Without mentioning the exact time ... last month I was sexually assaulted by my
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  2. Salaam alaykum, For the Thaqalayn Library project, I have spent the last few months translating the Amali of Shaykh al-Saduq. On the occasion of Amir al-Mu'minin's birth anniversary, I would like to share some of the sayings attributed to him in this book. Many of these sayings have not been translated into English before. Please keep me in your du`a'! - حدثنا أبي (رحمه الله)، قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن الهيثم بن أبي مسروق النهدي، عن الحسين بن علوان، عن عمرو بن ثابت، عن أبيه، عن سعد بن طريف، عن الاصبغ بن نباتة، قال: قال أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام) ذات يوم على منبر الكوفة: أن
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  3. Funny how there is a stigma against polygamy and cousin marriages, but men marrying men is considered normal and acceptable. I cannot wait for Imam Mahdi.
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  4. Salam alaikum, Some of youse may have already read this and some of youse may have not (including myself although I have just read it today). https://www.al-islam.org/ghurar-al-hikam-wa-durar-al-kalim-exalted-aphorisms-and-pearls-speech/believer These are the guidelines of Ameer al Mo'mineen (عليه السلام) when it comes to a believer. Unfortunately after reading this, it made me realise that the vast majority of Muslims (mainly Shia Muslims, and in this case including myself), are not true believers, therefore only Muslim by name. Even when they say they believe in Allah an
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  5. I think that the death of Sayyid Sistani (may Allah make prolong his life) will spell the end of an era and that the Shia world will be severely shaken by the sudden vacuum of authority. He is like a glue that holds us together whether he's your marji3 or not.
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  6. Salaam sister, Want to take my mum on Haj inshallah. Please do pray. And I will pray that you successfully complete your degree inshallah. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bless you and elevate you in terms of knowledge.
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  7. As salaamu alaikum. Alhamdulillah, thaqalayn.net have translated and uploaded various important works on their website including some volumes of Kitab al Kafi. The second volume includes the Book of Supplications in which one may find various supplications taught by the prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) and the ahlulbayt (عليه السلام). InshaAllah I will regularly post a few of these in this thread. Those who are interested in reading further can refer to the following link inshaAllah
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  8. https://www.al-islam.org/nikah-al-mutah-zina-or-sunnah-toyib-olawuyi/7-shii-ahadith-misused-about-mutah#hadith-ten Hadith Ten Al-Ṭusi records: Muhammad b. Ahmad b. Yahya – ‘Ali b. al-Sindi – ‘Uthman b. ‘Isa – Ishaq b. ‘Ammar – Faḍl, freed slave of Muhammad b. Rashid: I said, “I married a woman in mut’ah. But, it occurred in my mind that she had a husband. So, I investigated that and discovered that she had a husband.” Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, said, “Why did you investigate?!”45 Al-Jawahiri says about one of the narrators: ‘Ali b. al-Sindi: he narrat
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  9. As @786:) has indicated, this trend of jumping onto the bandwagon when someone says something you like, only to jump off when they express an unfavourable opinion, is rather inconsistent. Moving onto his comment, like most others here I imagine, I don't agree with what he says. Tricking, bribing and deceiving your way into power is a very short term approach to politics and governance. What he sees as political astuteness or sharpness is in my view an unethical and unsustainable model of governance. It is no surprise that Bani Umayyah crumbled some generations later. T
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  10. I used my son's hand as a reference. What do you guys think
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  11. The solution is very simple, but might be difficult to do (for him). He has done Thulm (oppression) on this woman and slandered her reputation. The fact that she is not muslim doesn't change this fact. So there is a kaffarah for that, and the kaffarah (based on hadith that I am familiar with) is to publically admit (thru talking to those he told, social media, etc) that he lied in this case and that he never slept with her, and he is the one who is wrong and worthy to be blamed, not her. He must do this publicly, and not just to her, because if he doesn't do it publicly, then there will still
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  12. I've been getting panic attacks recently, and one of the triggers is thinking about death. (I'm actually in the middle of one right now believe it or not) Sometimes, when I think about death, I get excited over the prospect of meeting my Creator. And I think what is needed of me is to continue on building that relationship so that when it finally does come, I'm actually prepared. Granted though, every near death experience I hear turns out to be a pleasant experience. Curious about what others do
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  13. I think from what I have read from hadith and also my study in biological sciences, I have concluded The 'nature' of men (and women also) is much more flexible than animals, say for example a monkey. A monkey acts according to his instinct(desire), or the way he was programmed to act by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). His instinct is to reproduce, so if he gets a chance to do this, he will. Human beings have instinct(desire), but it is bounded by their aql (higher intellect).Part of the aql is the value system. So a man is similar to a monkey in that he has the desire to reproduce, and h
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  14. Right! Since you don't know what the gravity of defeating a warrior in one on one combat was I will leave you to enjoy video games. In this thread you have done something which I have never seen even a salafis doing - undermine Ali(عليه السلام) in the battlefield. This is from non shia sources and just about the battle of Badr. The battle began in the traditional Arab fashion of having a few warriors fight one-on-one before the general battle. Three warriors from the polytheists' army-Utbah ibn Rabia, Shaiba ibn Rabia, and Walid ibn Utbah-stepped up to challenge the Mus
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  15. Salam to all brothers and sisters, I'm new here on SC so I'm not sure if I can take the liberty to create a post about myself. Currently, I am very upset and am dealing with something very painful and difficult. So I'm sending an SOS signal to all of you out here to please remember me in your prayers and to help me out. May God help and bless you all.
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  16. Memorize the Holy Quran Insha’Allah.
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  17. I would've gone at the time when Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) was leaving for Karbala , so I could sacrifice my life for him (عليه السلام) and Islam.
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  18. El Cid

    Profit of Islam.

    Salam, everyone. This is a topic I've been meaning to talk about for a while now but never got the chance to post it but now since I have some free time to write up a topic. Let's begin. Reaction videos have taken up youtube by storm now. It's the laziest form of content available which requires very basic/minimal video-editing skills, all you need to do is watch a video and have some sort of "reaction" to it which could be either a laugh/Shakespearean critiqe/Just nodding along/Overpraising and pandering/Whatever you want. They seem to be very popular as people these days love to wa
    7 points
  19. Coming safely through on the Last Day. What other real success is there?
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  20. Salam brothers and sisters, So what are your new year resolutions? Name one thing you desperately hope/wish to achieve in 2021. What keeps you motivated in this new year? Let me start with myself: I am hoping to continue my education (start a new degree) that I couldn't start (partly due to financial reasons) due to Covid.
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  21. I really want to go on ziyara this year to Iraq, haven't been in 3 years now and my soul desperately needs to visit Aba Abdillah's shrine . Other than that, I just want to return back to in-person classes again in September. Online Uni has drained my soul lol
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  22. Subhanallah. Allah listened to my prayers. After filing a report with GoDaddy, the anti Shia fatwa on IslamQA.info has finally been removed for promoting hate speech and violence. This is for everyone who wanted me to stop talking about it.
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  23. As salaamu alaikum brother, welcome to the forum. You have mentioned that the guidance of the eleven aimmah (عليه السلام) is accepted (at least for the sake of argument) and that your concern is regarding the guidance of the twelfth (عليه السلام). Note that the first eleven imams too, were not necessarily in contact with all of those who recognized them and believed in their imamate. Some were imprisoned, others were placed under house arrest, some were exiled etc.. The imam could have been in a jail in baghdad while his shi'a were in kufa. The imam may have been in mashad while
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  24. Get a job! It's been almost 2 years since I graduated as an honor student and top of my class and I still can't get a job in Iraq I feel humiliated to be almost 25 and living off of support from my parents. At this rate I couldn't get married and start a family at all
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  25. The following selected narrations are from the chapter: The Excellence of Prayers and Strong Recommendation about it Abu Ali al-Ash’ari has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Jabbar from Safwan from Maysir ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz from abu ‘Abd Allah ((عليه السلام).) who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah ((عليه السلام).) once said to me, ‘O Maysir, pray and do not say that it is predetermined and it is all over. There is a position with Allah, the Majestic, the Glorious, that is not accessible without praying to Him. If a servant keeps his mouth closed and does not plead to receive
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  26. 1. Survive my masters 2. Finally get an adult job 3. Get a wife (Good God I'm lonely)
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  27. My goal for this year is to finish (or move forward in) the projects that I've already started.
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  28. Ziyaraats with my family. I have been praying everyday, several times a day for the last many years. I am looking to make a few changes to my career and living arrangements. Hopefully soon inshallah.
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  29. I hope to pass my exams and get admission in a good university. Write my name on your list too please
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  30. this got first published on 2013!! (we are now 8+ years further) During the US occupation of Iraq, it was routine to torture Iraqis in prisons like Abu Ghraib whose prison guards were using tactics learned in Israeli training camps as Robert Fisk pointed out in ‘Abu Ghraib torture trail leads to Israel’; one of the most baffling questions asked during interrogation was “Where is the man called Imam Mahdi where is he hiding?” According to Mohabat News a pro –Israel Iranian Christian news agency, the fear of the hidden Imam is so credible that they posted news of how the CIA and
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  31. notme

    Thoughts 2021

    I request prayers for two friends. One has a serious health concern and the other has a relationship/family situation. Both are among the nicest, kindest, most generous women I've known. I request anonymous prayers that they both are able to safely get through their troubles and come out stronger and closer to God.
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  32. Sibtayn (عليه السلام) refers to the two noble grandsons of the Prophet (S), Imam al-Hassan (عليه السلام) and al-Hussain (عليه السلام). Abd means slave. Abdus Sibtayn means the slave of these two Imams (عليه السلام).
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  33. Agreed. I , for example, would be completely lost after him. Almost orphaned.
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  34. Your husband should be content with you and who you are without any enhancements, the reality of the human being is that they will always want more and more. Even if you go through these strenuous hormonal changes, there will be more unreasonable demands from someone positing such a demeanor - and that is considering everything goes great, which is highly unlikely. If, however, this isn’t a one-sided want, then I advise you to look beyond the conforms and limitations of a body which is fundamentally there to service us and not adorn us. If you are clinically healthy then I recommend rumma
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  35. @Qa'im You do amazing work brother. Jazakallah khair.
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  36. AbalFadhl

    Thoughts 2021

    I just want to go to Najaf & Karbala
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  37. Did Prophet Jesus ((عليه السلام)) also not "fulfill his duties" when he gave up on the people (trying to kill him) and was taken into occultation by Allah? And do the sunnis not agree that Prophet Jesus has a role to play in the future when the time is right? So all this time he stayed "hidden" while the people he was supposed to guide corrupted the Injeel and he did nothing to stop it?
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  38. How do you expect or imagine "his guidance" to have reached you? In what form? Books, lectures, podcasts? His agents carrying his badge for authentication? Obviously you do not understand ghaybah. When there are thick clouds in the day and the sun is hidden can you say the sun is not there or not doing its job even though its light is there?
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  39. This is incorrect and a lie. The source that the western news channels has used is a fake screenshot of his personal telegram group, a friend of mine with insight in the matter has sent the original screenshot, in it he is speaking about the jewish rabbi who earlier made a statement that corona vaccine makes people homosexual. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/rabbi-asserts-that-coronavirus-vaccines-can-turn-people-into-homosexuals-655585 Please evaluate the source of information before spreading disinformation.
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  40. Salaam brother, I find death to be sweet. Sweet like honey. Frankly, this life has got nothing. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) hasten the reappearance of Imam al Mahdi (عجّل الله تعالى فرجه الشريف). Frankly, sometimes 2020 appeared to be decent to me. Because you know, I saw people in state of chaos. Talking about the day of judgement, talking about death. This pandemic explained us the worth of life. It made us realize that all what we earn will turn into ashes within no time. All what we struggle for has no worth. Only our character, our faith, our wisdom, our relationsh
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  41. From a recent blog post: "If God created everything, who created God? –> If I’m driving a car, who is driving me? We’re all atheists about 10’s of thousands of gods out there. Atheists just take it one god further. –> we’re all vegan when it comes to most meat. Vegans just take it once step further. God says everyone has to worship him for all eternity. What kind of self-centered egomaniac demands that? –> Parents demand that children don’t stick forks into electrical sockets. What kind of egomaniac demands control of their kids like that? What happens
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  42. If they want to make that argument, that it is not wajib anymore because we must adapt to society, ask them these questions 1. When Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h) first told the Pagans of Mecca to worship One God, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), this was very uncommon in the society. He did not 'adapt' to society, he did what Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) commanded him to do, which was to preach about Tauhid 2. When the Muslims went to Medina, and they were very few, drinking alcohol was very common in the society. Then the ayat came down regarding not drinking alcohol. They didn't 'adapt'
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  43. Allahumma salli ala Muhammadin wa Aali Muhammad Bihaqqi Musa ibn Ja'far (عليه السلام), ya Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), ease this brother's difficulties.
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  44. This is not directed at the above comment specifically, but it's hilarious to me when I hear comments like 'Well marjaa are not masoom, so what they say is not hujjat on us'. or 'They are just like us, and have opinions and we have opinions'. To me, it's the same as someone saying, after they hear they have a brain tumor, 'Well I'll just operate on myself. The doctor is fallible, and I am fallible, he has knowledge, and I have knowledge, so it's the same thing'. Yes, the doctor is fallible, but much less fallible than you are, so if you want a chance of surviving the surgery, better let someon
    5 points
  45. Indeed. 1000 rakaat prayers every night, for instance, alone is a unbeatable challenge for the rest of the Muslim world even today. Whichever field you look upon Ali is number 1. Usually people specialize in a single field. Love of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Islam, service, knowledge, hard work, humility, sacrifice, manners, charity, mercy,nobility, lineage, kinship, martial prowess, anything we can think of, Ali is right beside the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) . Take whatever book (that contains things about him). Then how do people make comparisons with him? This thread w
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  46. These days I'm on a diet. Gotta get myself fit and some more. I bought a rice maker which has made my life a lot easier. For dinner, I'm having brown rice with either just steamed vegetables and some fruits like pine apple with shrimp or a few chunks of baked chicken breast. For breakfast, I eat a pomegranate before eating my main meal of oatmeal(Sunnah of Prophet(SAW,), For lunch, I eat boiled egg whites with some cottage cheese along with 2 dates. It's been a week so far so going good so far but man do I miss junk food. I also walk 3 hours a day 4 times a week. I'm 6'1 and the id
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  47. I would say by viewing it as a transition rather than a final ending. Just as we pass through infancy, childhood, youth, middle age and old age, the next life is simply another rung on the ladder. Of course the difference is that it can come at any moment, and until then we have the opportunity to prepare ourselves for it, so it's best to use each moment of this opportunity in a beneficial manner inshaAllah.
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  48. notme

    Thoughts 2021

    @starlightsending love, sympathy, and duas. Hope your day is better for the rest of it and tomorrow. I don't really have anything funny or cute. I can share some of my good news though: my son is talking a lot these past few months. I really think staying home all the time has been good for him, developmentally. We'd like to get him back into the world eventually though, so I've been working with him on wearing a mask. (Remember, in addition to speech delays, he has sensory sensitivities.) The other day, for the first time, he left a mask on for several seconds, long enough for me to sna
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  49. Well I wonder if this guest is a troll to bait us. Everyone knows that Sunnis don’t believe in Mutah. So what you did was void in Sunni fiqh.
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  50. Then why didn't it remain at physical needs? Why the emotional involvement? Of course there is nothing wrong as per islamic rulings but there are other complications like these that one should think of beforehand.
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