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  1. Many parts of the world are well into summer by now. Indeed, in several areas, including where I live, midsummer-like swelter has already set in. This is a gentle reminder for everyone to help the stray animals around us through these difficult months, as much as possible. We can do the following simple things- 1. Put out water vessels at convenient spots for them to drink from. Bowls, troughs, used containers, the vessel can be anything. 2. If possible, have a bird bath installed in your garden/lawn. If you live in an apartment, you can install a small one in your balcony too. Alternatively, you can get a big bowl filled with water and just keep it there. Make sure that you change the water frequently. 3. If they take shelter in your property from the heat, please don't shoo them away, be it under the cornices or eaves, in your garage, in the porticos/porches or even within the shrubbery in your garden. Please let them rest there through the day. 4. If you see one that is sick from dehydration/heat-stroke, try to tend to it and consult your local vet. If you can deliver first aid, do it, and if you don't feel confident enough, involve someone who does, or better still, take it to the vet himself. They are our fellow- creation, made by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), and as such they also deserve to live. In many ways, they are dependent on us. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) grant us the ability to ease the difficulties of as many life -forms as possible.
    10 points
  2. sunnism

    Goodbye

    I have spent enough time on this site. Now it's time to leave. Goodbye
    10 points
  3. They are non entity for the west, they have been non entity for the empires, they are “trash” in the words of Imam Ali AS, “they roll in the direction of the wind.” That’s why the Shia Marajae’ & Shia resistance leadership are way past the stage to add them in any equation. This has been the case for the past 30 years of the West Asian history. If & when their oppressed masses need help, Shia extend the lending hand, and when (and often) when they eat dog-bone from under the table of their western masters, Shia resist them without inflicting any harm to their clueless masses. End of the day, who cares what these minions nobodies think!! (Historical lesson: In the first rebellion of Islam, when Ayesha on her camel was heading to Kufa to fight Imam Ali, there were some clueless nobodies who were eating morsels of her camel’s feces as blessing since she was the ‘mother of believers.’ Since then apparently Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) wrote in their destiny to eat that and act this.)
    9 points
  4. Hi/Salam. In 1959, Shaikh Mahmood Shaltoot, may Allah bless his soul, the head of the Al-Azhar Theological School in Egypt, made his famous fatwa that Islam does not require a Muslim to follow a particular Madh’hab (school of thought) and the Shia Madh’hab is a school of thought that is correct. Original images in Arabic and English are at the source: https://www.al-islam.org/shiite-encyclopedia/al-azhar-verdict-shia
    8 points
  5. I am in Iran currently and I dont feel that there is fear in the streets or anything like that. In fact I do not think israel, may Allah destroy them, will ever start a war with Iran as long the the war between ukraine and Russia is ongoing. Any conflict with Iran will increase the oil prices drastically and a high oil price is in the interest of Russia, so a conflict with Iran would directly boost Russias economy and thus how much it can spend on fighting ukraine while it will cause hardships domestically for the US, making the general population of the US less willing to let their government sends millions and millions to the proxy war between ukraine and Russia. If ukraine loses then that is a huge loss of prestige for mainly the US but for the EU as well and it will cause mistrust from EU in US ability to actually "protect" them. As an Iranian it is a cause of pride to see that in the whole world, Iran and the shias are the only ones who actually lifting a finger against these israeli child killers. If war comes then we welcome it, even if the whole muslim world is against us as long as we are fighting fi sabilillah and God is with us, then there is no better ally, no need for any other ally.
    8 points
  6. Salam, everyone. Hope Ramzan is going well for all of you. I am a Sunni Hanafi man living here in Pakistan. I am 35 years old. I live with my elderly parents and my younger sister who is in her late 20s. I have been unemployed from May 2023. The past 1.5 years have had a massive toll on my mental health - that is because primarily dealing and taking care of my elderly parents. My weight has also ballooned and I have been struggling to lose weight for 3 years now. My mother is bedridden as she is still healing from orthopaedic surgery. My father has become super grumpy in his 70s and it is a handful to deal with him, especially. In the past 2-3 months, things has improved slightly, Alhamdulilah. I am trying to do online courses and start working as a freelancer. I struggle with being optimistic and positive in my everyday life. The fact that I am unable to find work in my professional career doesnt help. I struggle to look forward and having a positive mindset because all the problems at home weigh me down. My parent's cognitive and physical decline (not to mention the multiple health problems in the past 2 years) and me struggling to find work makes me give in to despair. Sometimes, I cant help but feel that maybe, Allah is angry with me. Or maybe this is a test? I don't know the answer and i don't know what to think. I guess I just came here to find some solace to ask people here of what does Islam say about despair and hopelessness - Irregardless of Sunni and Shia literature. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.
    8 points
  7. Wa alaikum as salam brother I wouldn't put it as 'you have been lied to your whole life'. Rather, I am sure you have learnt a lot of beneficial things, alhamdulillah, and now there are some points where you have seen or learnt a different perspective. Learning is a life long journey. Among the Shia as well, not everything one hears as a child or youngster is necessarily accurate. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) grant us the sincerity to seek the truth and to remain true to the Quran and the teachings of the Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)).
    8 points
  8. root

    Has Iran attacked Israel?

    Look dude, you don't have to flap around like a fish out of water just because some of us can smell you 6 miles out. Better trollers and certainly more intelligent than you have come and gone here, we have seen them all. But eventually, and hopefully, you will learn that playing nice with words and hiding your insults and quite frankly uncle tom like mindset behind nicely formulated sentences will only get you that far. Sooner or later, people like you blow a fuse and reveal that your synapses aren't correctly wired up, so why don't you roll up your cheap booklet and try selling it to someone that isn't going to call you out on your rubbish?
    7 points
  9. root

    Has Iran attacked Israel?

    What i don't understand is why people on this forum still bother to answer some of the obvious trolls and individuals who argue just for the sake of arguing? By now you have to realise that no matter how many times you beat a dead horse, it won't actually wake up. Not mentioning names, but the shia uncle toms and court jesters are well known on this forum.
    7 points
  10. And do not waver, nor feel remorse. You are the superior ones, if you are believers. Qur'an 3:139 If a wound afflicts you, a similar wound has afflicted the others. Such days We alternate between the people, that God may know those who believe, and take martyrs from among you. God does not love the evildoers. Qur'an 3:140 So that God may prove those who believe, and eliminate the disbelievers. Qur'an 3:141
    7 points
  11. Bismillah Ta'la If you have a heart, a brain, and a conscious you need to attend a Quds Day Demonstration in your area. Most of you know why it is so important, particularly this year that we show the Zionist Occupiers that we, who don't like genocide, are here and we are willing to stand up and demand and end to it. We are not tired, and we are not going away. For those of you who have read my posts, I very rarely if ever use bold and big type. I am using it now, so please listen. IF YOU LIVE IN THE US / UK, YOU HAVE AN EXTRA, EXTRA, EXTRA RESPONSIBILITY TO ATTEND SINCE IT IS OUR GOVERNMENT WHO IS ENABLING THE GENOCIDE BY SENDING WEAPONS AND MONEY. THEY ARE DOING THIS IN OUR NAME AND WITH OUR MONEY (TAXES). I am not going to say it is wajib to go, because I am not a marjaa, but it is very, very, very, very, very important that you go. The Thalimeen depend on your silence in order to carry out their crimes. If you are not silent, they won't be able to do it. Remember, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) sees what you are doing and not doing and Imam Zaman(a.f.s) also sees you and please don't disappoint him. This is it, folks. If you want to do Amr bil Maroof wa Nahiya Al Munkhar here is your chance. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) help us and may he forgive all our sins in this Holy Month in exchange for our striving in His(s.w.a) way. I am reserving this thread to post info for local quds day demonstrations. Scroll down to find the one for your area. A note, google and bing are trying to shadow ban content related to Quds Day, so if you want to find the info, you need to be very specific in your search. Just tying 'Quds Day' or 'Quds day in my area' won't work like it does to find a local pizza place, lol. The way I found it is 'Quds Day Demonstrations [Insert your city name] April 5 2024'. That search string worked for me, you might have to modify slightly. I will post some of the ones I found Dearborn / Detroit London UK Houston, TX New York, NY I did a screen shot from FB, in case anyone doesn't have an acct or can't get to FB (or doesn't want to. lol) Chicago Sacramento, CA Anyone who can find info on other locations, please post.
    7 points
  12. Bismehe Ta3ala, Condolences to the Imam of our Time, to the death of Sister Zaynab Joseph. Her tragic death impacted many communities in America and abroad. Please recite fatiha on her departed soul. This sister is Lebanese American. She leaves behind three children. The article indicates incorrectly Farwa Zaidi as her sister, she is in fact her sister in law. The husband's name is Danesh Zaidi. The baby is not a year old, but 9 months. The death is being investigated. From People magazine Zaynab Joseph, 40, was staying at an Airbnb in Sedona, Arizona, with her family at the time of the incident, said the YCSO A hiker went down to an embankment and found the seriously injured woman, authorities said “No words can describe the pain our families are going through,” Farwa Zaidi, who identified herself as Joseph’s sister, wrote on Facebook A 40-year-old mother from California died after she fell off a cliff in Arizona while hiking with her husband and toddler on April 15, said authorities. In a news release, the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office (YCSO) said it responded to a report that a woman, identified as Zaynab Joseph, had fallen down a 140-foot cliff on Bear Mountain in Sedona. The department said that a group of hikers heard yelling and learned the woman was seriously injured. “While members of the group called 911, one hiked down the embankment and found that the victim was still breathing, but unfortunately, she passed away shortly after,” the YCSO said in its statement. Authorities said that Sedona Fire arrived on the scene first and confirmed Joseph’s death while YCSO responded with its search and rescue teams. Joseph’s body was recovered as her husband and 1-year-old child were airlifted off the mountain. At the time, the family was renting an Airbnb in Sedona, authorities added. The YCSO said it has spoken with hikers coming off the mountain and that an investigation of the incident is ongoing. According to her LinkedIn profile, as reported by USA Today, Joseph was a part-time teacher at Orange Crescent School in Garden Grove, Calif., and graduated from the University of Toledo. In an April 16 Facebook message, Farwa Zaidi, who identified herself as Joseph’s sister, wrote: “She had a heart of gold and was very dear to all of us. No words can describe the pain our families are going through, especially her husband and three young children.” The following day, Zaidi posted another Facebook message about Joseph that read: “My Zaynab Joseph, I will remember you for the rest of my life! I lost my sister, my friend, my mentor, my kids 'mommi' ❤️ and my confidant. You will live in my heart, forever and ever, always! I love you so so much.” In that same Facebook post, Zaidi shared a message in which Joseph posted a work by the 13th-century poet Rumi on her Facebook account on Nov. 1, 2021. The post began with the poet's words: “On the day I die, when I'm being carried toward the grave, don't weep.”
    6 points
  13. Your "trusted source" is being hyperbolic. In central tehran there are more liberals essentially than the rest of the nation, which is why in central tehran you'll see some women who don't cover. Channels like bbc persian for instance don't help, when these people are being psyoped 24/7 by these kind of channels to act like childish fools. Atleast it's not as bad as lebanon where I am from, beiruit for instance is liberalism central except for the dahiyeh suburbs. Many of these lebanese liberals go on the internet and vent about stuff like emo kids.
    6 points
  14. We were considered Muslims by the majority of Sunnis until 2003 Iraq War...Sectarianism has gained major traction since then...The break or exception to this rule was the 2006 Lebanon War...Hezbollah and Nasrallah were celebrated as heroes in the Arab Sunni street for years thereafter...This lasted until the 2011 "Syrian Civil War"...Also, the spread of Wahhabism within Sunnism went full throttle during the mid 70's (after the assassination of King Faisal)…Takfirism is considered the most intolerant, stringent, inflexible, literal strain of Salafism/Wahhabism…Salafism/Wahhabism (Islamic reform movement and official creedal school of Saudi Arabia) is observed by many to be the most puritanical, fanatical, conservative, etc. version of Hanbalism...Normative Hanbalism (official creedal school of Arabia before Wahhabism came on the scene) is considered to be the most strict among the 4 major Sunni schools of thought...since 1975 the Saudis have spent between $100 billion (conservative figure) - $200 billion (liberal figure) proselytizing Petrol Islam (i.e. Wahhabism) worldwide...This money was spent on books, media, universities, mosques, scholarships and lucrative jobs for journalists, academics and Islamic scholars....the loot gave Wahhabi ideals a "preeminent position of strength" in Islam around the world...Traditional Sunnism (Ashʿarism, Maturidism) considers Shi'ism to be within the fold of Islam...Ash'aris largely acquiesce to Wahhabi pressure (although sometimes they fight back)...heightened sectarian tensions were largely brought on by the State Department working closely with their Arab Sunni surrogates in MENA...I personally saw a 30 page memo written by an American thinktank in 2002...it stated that divisions should be promoted and fostered along ethnic, nationalistic and (especially) religious lines
    6 points
  15. Qa'im

    How long before marriage

    Some people are blinded by love, lust, or addicted to the "butterflies" "honeymoon" phase of a relationship. It feels like a volcano of emotions. Some people are also genuinely just slow-witted. That's why there isn't a prescribed time. Personally, I can get the general gist of a person after 3 weeks of talking to them everyday. For some it may take 4 months or 8 months, maybe a year, but not longer than that.
    6 points
  16. This is Sermon of Imam Al-Hasan (عليه السلام) from Sunnis that have been authenticated as sahih by Al-Albani. What is interesting is the statement of "A man parted with you, who was unparalleled by all those before him and beyond the reach of those after him." and "Gabriel on his right and Mikael on his left".
    6 points
  17. Sunnis trying to process what's going on At one end of the spectrum you have people claiming that there's an alliance between Iran, Israel and the U.S. to subjugate Arabs (those people need psychiatric help). At the other end you have this:
    6 points
  18. Of course u criticize Hamas, who are defending their country from an invading army and not criticizing Zionist who have killed more than 10,000 children since Oct 7 and counting. Here are some facts. Iran is responding to an attack on their Embassy, which is the same under International law as an attack on Iran itself because it is sovereign territory.There is no country on earth that would not respond to an attack on their Embassy Their response was measured and calculated to avoid civilian casualties, which they did but at the same time was designed to weaken the Zionist genocide machine, which it did. Mission accomplished. Iran take the victory lap and to the Zionists, in the language of the street, ' you got got'
    6 points
  19. Salam It has been a warning through Iran which Iran has informed them because main target of Iran has been hitting military bases not hitting so called settlers that after retaliation by Iran prop zionists don't use victim card of "killing civilians" against Iran which until now all pro zionists group even America only could condemn Iran's retaliation but they couldn't accuse Iran to killing so called civilians . It's best reaction to your nonsense Salam your statement is a pure zionist viewpoint which surly your supporters will accuse me to calling you as a zioninist & maybe ban me for refuting your pro zionist nonsense ; which in opposition to your nonsense all pro zionists propaganda MSM have called it most severe retaliation by Iran & it's leader ; which you accusation about killing canadian civilian airline is just crossing red lines & breaking Shia chat rules which probably you won't face any criticism but probably I will be banned for opposing your nonsense .
    6 points
  20. Some news sites are estimating the cost of Zio air defense attempts tonight to be around a $ One B. Reportedly the first salvos of IRI drones that were intercepted over Jordan and Syria were without the warheads. The subsequent swarms had smaller warheads and were followed by cruise missiles that caused destruction in Golan and Nejev military bases of the Zios. With these 100 or so empty drones and following warhead fitted fast projectiles, IRI watchers thoroughly learned the air defense capabilities of the Zioland. In another news, the IRI mission in UN called this episode concluded and their IRI defense agency spokesperson calling the next adventure to be avenged with 2x force. Zio would likely be retaliating soon given the prestige damage they received but won’t be able to contain the retaliatory IRI wave that would follow. That puts the next move in Zips. Either they would need to swallow this one down without a peep or would risk desertion in their army of dual citizens sorts after the retaliation of their next stupid move. Strategically this was the biggest loss for Zios, since past two decades of history shows that once a void is created by IRI et. al., they make it a new permanent reality for the Polish colony in West Asia.
    6 points
  21. AbdusSibtayn

    Mukhtar thaqafi

    Sayyid Khu'i (rh) 's view is that the ahadith against him are either ambiguous, weak in sanad or in taqiyyah, or incomplete in their mutoon wherein we get the full picture from the other shawahid. The ones in his praise are more sound in transmission and documentation and more categorical. I don't think there is any 'consensus' among the Twelver scholarship; some simply do tawaqquf on him (like al-Majlisi rh) while the others are in his favour. Even some of the narrations from the Baqirayn (عليه السلام) indicting him end with the promise that he will receive their intercession despite all his putative blunders and offences, because he rose to avenge al-Hussayn (as)'s blood and took his murderers to the gallows. That hints towards something. I don't have the references now and this all from memory. I will have to dig them up, and inshallah I'll find the time, but the majority of the material which I am quoting is from his mu'jam al-rijal, and the discussions by his students on Mukhtaar's character.
    6 points
  22. Hameedeh

    Mukhtar thaqafi

    Salam. The 4th, 5th and 6th Imams AS all had positive words about Mukhtar, and you can read these at the link below: Imam al-Baqir (‘a) thus said about him: “Do not speak ill of Mukhtar because he killed our murderers, did not allow our spilled blood to be disregarded, gave our daughters in marriage, and at the time of difficulty he distributed properties among us. Imam (‘a) praised Mukhtar and prayed for God to have mercy on him, saying: “Glory be to Allah! My father (4th Imam AS) said that the affection of my mother was from the property that Mukhtar sent to my father.” And the Imam (‘a) said many times: “May God have mercy upon your father! He did not allow for our right to be trampled. He killed our murderers and did not permit our blood to be disregarded.” Imam as-Sadiq (‘a) also said: “In our family there was a woman who did not comb and apply henna to her hair until Mukhtar sent the heads of the murderers of al-Husayn (‘a).” It has been narrated that when Mukhtar sent the head of the accursed ‘Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad to Imam as-Sajjad (‘a), the Imam (‘a) prostrated and made benevolent prayer for Mukhtar. https://www.al-islam.org/history-shiism-advent-islam-end-minor-occultation-ghulam-husayn-muharrami/lesson-11-period-imam The reason that Iranian actors made The Mukhtar Narrative in serial form is because they wanted to show from a Shia religious point of view what happened, according to actual history, not rumor, lies, gossip and backbiting, fabrications of the enemies. In Iran, all films need a production permit from Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance and after the film is finished at least one ayatullah needs to watch it to make sure it does not contain something that is false. There are probably extra people watching it just to make sure that it is factual, and don't you think those people in Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance are all involved in making sure the film is as legit as possible? The film cannot be screened to the Iranian public if any detail is wrong. If the dialogue the actors say in the film does not match with the Holy Qur'an or hadith or known history from ancient books, that scene would be edited and actors would need to record a correct dialogue. Editing always makes it take forever for these serials to be screened. To translate to other languages adds time that we have to wait.
    6 points
  23. Ahmad8888

    Trump V Biden

    Neither, lanatullah on both of these genocidal tyrants and I urge no one to play on this "lesser of two evils" garbage when it comes to the democrats or republicans, you guys should not have your hands soaked in baby blood by voting one of their psychopaths in power.
    6 points
  24. Salam Alaykum, It must be tough and generally it is becoming very difficult finding jobs in Pakistan which is why many students come overseas. It's just the nature of the economy and how sometimes a deserving individual does not find a job very easily. I know tonnes of individuals for example engineers who have struggled finding work in Pakistan. The Qur'an explicitly states that we all will be tested in some way [Qur'an 2:155] - it may be hunger, financial loss, health, loss of life etc. This world is never meant to be perfect and once you are part of it then it is impossible to expect yourself to be free from problems. The hereafter is eternal and that is where we will happily live a stress free life if we make it to heaven insha'allah. But the good news is that if you are patient through these difficult times there will be good times to follow even in this world, therefore never despiar and always be hopeful. Sometimes we create our own difficulties or it may be by others or society at large. The thing is that you are part of this system and there are things out of your control whereas other things are in your control. If you focus on things that you can directly change you will feel less stressed. The things that are not in your control such as your parents getting sick, behavioural issues from father - trust Allah's wisdom in placing you in such situations, it may be that this is necessary for you. And remember that our aim in life is to do whatever necessary to get closer to God and to eventually get into Jannah. As long as you are surviving and are getting closer to Allah in the process this is all what matters in reality.
    6 points
  25. This is a general answer, you can read from it how you will. In arab culture in that area, when the father of the woman asked another person to marry their daughter, and they declined, no one would ever marry her again. People knew that the prophet would never do such a thing, and that he would accept, so they took advantage of this and asked for his hand in public. So much so that(as far as i know) the prophet was not allowed to marry more. Of course, there was also political reasons and making alliances.
    6 points
  26. No body in Iran cares about Israel possible response. My family don't even talk about it. If Zio respond, it brings an opportunity to Iran to respond 10 times fiercer. If they don't respond, it means Zio got the message. Either way, it'll be good.
    5 points
  27. Iran is the only country in the world that doesn't use the term Islamic Republic as simply a prop or slogan but I believe actually tries to implement the Islamic values as part of governance. The govt isnt perfect and no government are but I don't think Iran is a 'Regime' as u have stated but a government I live in the US and they take our money by force, ie taxes, and they don't consult with us about how they will spend it. You can vote but both parties are basically the same and especially when it comes to support of Zionism. I can't speak for everyone here but the main reasons I don't live there is 1) I don't speak the language (Farsi) and 2) I don't have family / connections there that would enable me to start a business or get a good paying job. As a man and in Islam the main responsibility is supporting your family financially and protecting them. You need to go wherever u can do that. I can do that in the US with the help of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Whether I can do that in Iran I'm not sure about, not the protection part but the money part. In Dearborn, MI as a Shia it is a little better vs the rest of the US. We have a local government, ie City of Dearborn that basically aligns with the Islamic values in many areas including political areas. We are the ones who told Genocide Joe to f* off when he wanted to come here to try to get votes. I am proud of our city for that bold and courageous move. The State of Michigan, at least now under gov Whitmer is not Islamophobic or anti Muslim and we enjoy a certain degree of autonomy that is unusual for the US. We are know by our detractors as Dearbornistan, lol We have more freedom, at least in Dearborn and in Michigan, to practice our religion vs most countries in the world, except for maybe Iran.
    5 points
  28. The topic is in the title. No more talking about kadhim.
    5 points
  29. Alhamdolellah. I saw the videos where they hit the millitary bases. We know they are millitary bases because second before they were hit, they activate the defense system there but they are few, so they only took a few of the drones but the rest of the drones hit the millitary bases and destroy them. The zionist claims that there were no casualties are just lies to save their faces. And they also provide excuses for some wahhabis who claim the Israel-Iranian attacks are just a collusion. In any case, many sane sunnis and shias (muslim folks) who are not infected with the ilness of envy, admit that "we can do nothing against Israel (because of the treason of our governments), but at least we can applaud, support and pray for the resistance axis (Iran, Hizbullah, Yemen) that they do something about it. Time, racism, sectarianism, media propagandas etc. are changing people really. Most shias see the truth about first few centuries of the Islamic History, but many fail to see the truth of this age. And not many sunnis see the truth about first few centuries however, many sunnis see the truth today. I mean I witnessed sunnis attending Quds Day rallies in Turkey, protesting against the Turkey-Israeli alliance. They were handcuffed and arrested including the daughters of a Mavi Marmara martyr. So, many sunnis applaud Iran, Yemen etc here. Yet we saw last week in Turkey that a big figure amongts shias in Turkey, Selahattin Özgündüz supporting Erdoğan and his stance with the continuation of import-export to Israel. His defence was that "if we don't sell steel, fuel to Israel, somebpdy else would."
    5 points
  30. https://www.axios.com/2024/04/14/biden-netanyahu-iran-israel-us-wont-support It seems that this is now being spun in the West as a failed Iranian attack and a ,win for Zionists. At the same time most informed people can see thru this as an attempt to save Zionists from utter humiliation. Too late. It's hilarious toe, that they chose to spin it as a failed attack when there are lots of videos seen by millions of people that show the missiles landing and exploding in Israel.
    5 points
  31. This is just a test brother. You helping your parents and it's a great thing you do. It's hard and time consuming, but I'll make dua for your situation. Just be happy and forget about hopelessness.
    5 points
  32. Instead of beating around the bush or going around in circles, one can simply refer to the concise but well researched works of our late brother Toyib Olawuyi (rahimallah alayh). It doesn't get more clear than this. https://www.al-islam.org/person/toyib-olawuyi
    5 points
  33. laithAlIRAQI

    Thoughts 2024

    إِنَّا ِلِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ she passed away hours after my post. What a bad time, on eid out of all days. I've never seen my father lose it like that, life can be cruel.
    5 points
  34. اللَّهَ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى ابْتَلاَكُمْ، لِيَعْلَمَ إِيَّاهُ تُطِيعُونَ أَمْ هِيَ‏.‏ Allah has put you to test whether you obey Him (Allah) or her (`Aisha). (Source: Sahih al-Bukhari) By the way, it's pretty ironic that when Sunnis are arguing with non-Muslims about why the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) married Aisha at such a young age, they say it was due to political and social reasons; but when they're arguing with shi'a about why he married her, they say it's because of his love for her.
    5 points
  35. Walaykum salam Man! I hope your month is going well. As I always say to people, just as the good times don't last forever, neither do the bad times, but even in those presently perceived bad times, take them to be great opportunities for growth. When you are being pushed into a corner, you have no options but to fight back. It is one of God's many ways to try and bring out your true greatness from you. I am sure you are very capable in changing your situation completely. One thing I would say is don't wait for a saviour because he or she will not come to take you out of it, you have to do that yourself with the senses and intellect Allah has given you. People often say when there are no opportunities, then you have to create the opportunities yourself. All the answers are there for you, it might just require you to go to the drawing board and take a few moments out to figure out the solution. The fact that you made moves to do online courses means that you put in the effort to improve things and nothing bad could possibly come out of that except more learning and acquiring of new skills. Keep pushing brother - don't ever think Allah is angry at you as that is destructive thinking. Always make tawbah and astaghfar to keep you humble but also remind yourself of all the Prophets and messengers who had really tough trials and tribulations, of course Allah loved them. But yeah my man you're good! Tell us some good news soon Peace and Blessings
    5 points
  36. Tbh I still don't know why people are subscribing to netflix, they made that disgusting movie about the teenager girls who are twerking the one which was made by an israhelli woman. From that day I unsubscribed. Then we found out they are funding israhell as well and now this disgusting movie may allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) curse them eternally.
    5 points
  37. Money is the God that these harbi kuffar worship. If there is a significantly large-scale cancellation of subscriptions, along with legal costs, maybe they will come to their senses. It must go on public fora that this is demonization of their beliefs is hate-speech against the Shi'a minority. Look how anti-Semitism is a career ending accusation everywhere. The Shi'a need to pull something similar, if they don't want to end up being a punching bag like the Christians.
    5 points
  38. You'll instantly want to be with them physically. That's called lust. I agree that that's part of marriage and an important part but it's not the 'whole enchilada'. Like others have said whether a couple is compatible for marriage depends on many things, their values, goals for life, preferences, morality, personality type, etc. You can't tell all that instantly. Sorry. To the OPs question, there's not a specific amount of time in terms of weeks or months. You need enough time to figure out if u are compatible, long term. That includes talking about things like children, career goals, preferences for things like where u want to live, her thoughts about religion, family, life in general. In addition seeing her in enough different situations where u see how she reacts to different things that happen, like what was stated in previous posts. Anyone can say that they are kind, patients, good tempered, moral, etc but u don't really know until u see them in situations where it is not in their material interests to be that way and yet they maintain their values despite that.
    4 points
  39. It was after hearing that lecture that I started thinking about it. Tbh, my life is pretty good compared to many brothers and sisters. I'm not rich or famous and I'm not that young anymore but Alhamduillah. I have a nice house, car, good income (middle class for the US), I dont worry about my safety or the safety of my family on a daily basis. We have enough food,cloths, and my children are healthy and in school and they have enough food, cloths, etc. Also I have a momina for a wife who I love and she is one of the best things in my life. Also I live in a place where I can practice Islam and follow teachings of Ahl Al Bayt(عليه السلام) publicly without fear. I consider myself to be very fortunate, Alhamduillah and every day when I make Dua I wish the same for all the mumineen and muminat everywhere and especially for those in Palestine / Gaza. If I went to another country I would probably lose one or more of those things so there has to be a good reason for me to go. My main motivation is the spiritual benefits and also getting away from the fasad and corruption in society which is getting worse including the money that is stolen from me and other mumin and handed to the Zionists. I am still open and still looking
    4 points
  40. I think most people respond hoping to achieve possibly two things: 1, To change that person's mind. There is deep hope within us that even such troubled people can change. And I really do hope Kadhim will someday change. 2, To stop others being misguided. A few weeks ago I spent some time debating a rabid Israel supporter on another forum just so other people wouldn't be misguided. They are mostly non-Muslim British men. Thankfully pretty much everyone there is now against him and I have no idea if my debating made any difference at all. You make a good point about him being target practice, but he can also discourage other people from reading the forum. He was the first person I have ever put on the ignore list because it was difficult having to see his angry and unreasonable posts while trying to read about a genocide. We have had much more capable "contrarians" on this forum who may have been irritating but were at least willing to put more effort into addressing opposing arguments. I believe he probably had to go, but I concede that your view has validity.
    4 points
  41. Lol y'all need to relax @kadhim could be anything. He could be a real revert with his own personalised political views, he could also be a troll with so much time but again i just realised that this man has been on here since '03 which is a looooooooooong time... logically speaking how can someone be bothered to troll for 21yrs? So yes cross the troll assumptions out and accept that sadly some people do have their own biased political views.
    4 points
  42. Well your mistake is that you probably just read this somewhere at took it as fact. They did use fighter jets to shoot down a couple of drones, but shooting down hundreds of drones, flying at low altitude, at random intervalls is practically impossible for fighter jets. They did eventually shoot down most of the drones with anti air when they reached the airspace, but that was also the intention. One was to create a mess out of the entire defence system, the second was to collect data. USAF also said no one got hurt and Iran did minimal damage at Al Asad, but now we know that half the soldiers got significant brain damage, and the most important parts of the base was in ruins. I wouldn't take what USAF says as facts, as a matter of fact, whatever they say, the opposite is probably true.
    4 points
  43. Yes the drones were meant to deplete the Arrow/Davids sling. 50000 dollar drones got shot down by upwards of million dollar missiles. It's actually an old Soviet tactic to shoot cheap warheadless missiles to then engage in the real attack. The arrow system is actually a very good system, probably on par with S-400, the problem is that, to this day, no anti-air system can deal with swarms and get overwhelmed quickly. They say it intercepted 99%, but we all know that is a lie, and a really bad one too. Hard to lie that much when there are videos, and just like the Al-Asad base, i'm sure more videos will come out.
    4 points
  44. Dont be naïve please. Israel literally let that attack happen, its part of their war tactics. Israel is like shaitan on steroids, they have no conscience and will do anything to achieve their goal of getting all the land where Palestinians live on. If it wasn't 7 october they would have found another way to annihilate the Gazans. You literally think these type of people play fair. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) throw an atomic bomb on their head and exterminate them from the root.
    4 points
  45. Possible escalation? on the other hand: https://x.com/alon_mizrahi/status/1779413316718203018?s=46&t=cSBAFSCGH9dVrM-ogKDT2Q But
    4 points
  46. Spectacular video/view of IRGC missiles passing over Al-Aqsa Mosque (Dome of the Rock) The video of IRGC ballistic missiles passing over the sky of the West Bank in the punitive operation of the Zionist regime has gone viral on social networks. embedded videos https://www.asriran.com/fa/news/958472/ویدئوی-جالبی-از-موشک-های-ایرانی-برفراز-مسجدالاقصی https://www.mashreghnews.ir/news/1593112/فیلم-نمایی-تماشایی-از-عبور-موشک-های-سپاه-بر-فراز-مسجد-الاقصی https://www.arshehonline.com/بخش-سیاسی-3/133434-فیلمی-از-پرواز-موشک-های-سپاه-بر-فراز-مسجد-الاقصی https://www.aparat.com/v/UxMtZ
    4 points
  47. root

    Has Iran attacked Israel?

    Bro lost his touch, can't even troll properly anymore.
    4 points
  48. notme

    Jannah

    Why would you want to? If it's paradise, how can it be made better by illusions?
    4 points
  49. It is not authentic. We do not know the chain of Sayyed Ibn Tawus (rah) to Imam Al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) or Al-Kadhim (عليه السلام) in relating this Du'a, as the book which actually had the chain does not exist today. The narration itself also doesn't even specify it is a specific amal for Laylat Al-Qadr, but the Sayyed (rah) counted it as among the a'maal. There is a narration in the Amali of Shaykh Al-Tusi (rah) which mentions a similar Du'a and also mentions the act of placing the Holy Qur'an on the head after praying a 2 rak'ah prayer - but it is also not mentioned as a specific amal for Laylat Al-Qadr. In fact, the narration mentions that Imam Al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) taught this to a man who was complaining of debt and oppression by a ruler. This narration does contain a chain, however it is not authentic at all. I guess this question will dwelve into whether we need authentic chains for Du'as and mustahab acts of worship. Most people will say you do not need that, especially for Du'as. My opinion is if you don't want to do it then don't do it, but there is no reason to shame other believers for doing it if their marja deems it okay.
    4 points
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