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  1. 2 points
    To the OP, it sounds like you need to study your faith some more. Apostasy is a betrayal of one's covenant with God, a turning back from His command and way. It is a path to Hell, and true religion should not be looking upon it lightly. It is a grievous sin, and as such there should be something in place to prevent people from even consider such a move. You might say "well what type of faith is that?" but the fact is most people's faith isn't based on deep intellectual conviction, it's really more just following the crowd they happen to be in. The western world has made religion into a personal, private affair, something not to be brought up much in polite conversation, but the results we see are near empty churches attended mainly by dying old people. Truth is, religion is not only a private affair in that what we do and believe does have an effect on others around us. If the corruption of apostasy is openly allowed (the private conscious of what someone keeps to themselves obviously we can't really have legislation on), then this brings in a poison to the society at large. Islam is not an "all faiths are equally valid" religion, so there isn't really a question of fairness on this. That said, I do try to stress to people converting to the religion that they understand what they're getting into, that this really is a one way door. It is the door to salvation while rejecting it is to be led to the Fire, but, still people need to realize that it is very serious affair, the most serious, and not take their allegiance to it lightly. As a side note, it is interesting the parallels (though it's not exactly the same in its details) between this and what we find in Biblical law: 6 “If your brother, the son of your mother, your son or your daughter, the wife of your bosom, or your friend who is as your own soul, secretly entices you, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods,’ which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers, 7 of the gods of the people which are all around you, near to you or far off from you, from one end of the earth to the other end of the earth, 8 you shall not consent to him or listen to him, nor shall your eye pity him, nor shall you spare him or conceal him; 9 but you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. 10 And you shall stone him with stones until he dies, because he sought to entice you away from the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 11 So all Israel shall hear and fear, and not again do such wickedness as this among you. (Deuteronomy 13) 2 “If there is found among you, within any of your gates which the LORD your God gives you, a man or a woman who has been wicked in the sight of the LORD your God, in transgressing His covenant, 3 who has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, either the sun or moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded, 4 and it is told you, and you hear of it, then you shall inquire diligently. And if it is indeed true and certain that such an abomination has been committed in Israel, 5 then you shall bring out to your gates that man or woman who has committed that wicked thing, and shall stone to death that man or woman with stones. 6 Whoever is deserving of death shall be put to death on the testimony of two or three witnesses; he shall not be put to death on the testimony of one witness. 7 The hands of the witnesses shall be the first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So you shall put away the evil from among you. (Deuteronomy 17)
  2. 1 point

    Program for Ilmel Rijaal

    Salam I was thinking of later in my life, making a program that would take any chain, and analyze it (is it connected, different opinions on each narrator from different books, etc) in English (and Arabic if none exists doing this). I am wondering if there is an Arabic program that does this right now? wa salam
  3. 1 point
    (salam) No one marries a religious but poor guy. I am a lawyer. A family made commitment with my parents about me but later it was found that they kept on lingering us but they were looking for some one more better than us (materially). While we did not visit a single family for this purpose after we made commitment with them. By chance, we came to know that they have gone somewhere for establishing a relation because the family where they went for this purpose was known to us and they discussed this with us and we came to know that this is the same family which had made commitment with us. They did it because they knew that, that family has a lot of land and property. I have very bad experience about it. The people have become much materialistic now and they even do not bother about their commitments.
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    A true Sunni

    Aliyan wali Allah in namaz

    please brother do not expose your ignorance in such a public manner. I have been doing a comparitive research of salaat in Fiqh Hanafia , Maliki and Jaffery for my own satisfaction though I have come across references to Fiqh Shafi and Hanbal. I really would take the trouble to read what the 4 Imams have to say about folding their arms during Salaat. The issue of folding or leaving them open has been largely swept under the 'proverbial prayer mat' . Go back to original sources and see what the Imams said not what modern commentators or even other Sheiks have said.
  5. 1 point
    Some of us has put an effort into it and you are wasting it with your nonsensical ramblings.
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    Abu Hadi

    Guys (with western passports)

    Someone should tell these people in India/Pakistan/Tanzania/...(long list follows) that there is no such a thing as a guarantee of economic success and financial stability for life, not in this world anyway. In the US/Canada/W.Europe, you probably won't starve to death, but that is about the only guarantee you can really expect. If you are in a country where your biggest concern in not starving, then you should probably find someone from the US/Canada/W.Europe to marry, otherwise, you may be better off where you are. I know many, many stories where women married guys from here and expected this lavish lifestyle, didn't get it, then they got divorced or have serious marriage problems because they think that they guy is hiding money from them or being stingy. The kind of lifestyles that they see on T.V are only about 1% of the population in the West, and the rest are either poor or middle class, and the middle class is shrinking every year in the US, at least, so many of those formally middle class people are now poor. If you are in India or Pakistan and are looking for that 1%, too bad. Most of them don't even get married and would prefer to live a corrupt life style where marriage would just be a hindrance to their 'fun'. The ones that do get married will never need to go outside their country to find someone. I know the definition of poor is relative, but at least here in the US, poor people don't have new cars, go on vacations. They live in small houses (like one or two bedroom with one bathroom) and don't have any maids or other servants. That is the new 'normal'. It takes a college education and connections in a company or organization just to be middle class, for the most part. In my father's time, you could only have a high school education and most likely you would find a middle class job without trying very hard. Now it is much more difficult. I could tell you stories all day about guys who had good jobs, go married, then got laid off or lost their jobs and are now working for very little pay and most of them have problems in their marriage, at least ones who married from overseas because of this fantasy that is perpetuated in other countries. I wish someone would tell the truth to these people and tell them that reruns of Dallas/Dynasty/The Bold and The Beautiful are only T.V. shows and have no basis in reality.
  7. 1 point

    Syed women marry non syed

    But that is because you have always been a jaahil. And don't expect any malangs to come help you here. When it comes to knowledge of Islamic shariah, malangs are even less useful than a mirage in a desert.
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    Alternative therapy.

    Oh my god. I probably know more about health than you will ever know, why ? Because I've opened my mind, read and understood many conceptions of health. Do you even know what 'treatments' are available for eczema ? Do you call creams containing 'corticosteroids' 'treatments' ? Once again I am not talking about 'treatment' but 'cure' ( something western medicine knows very little about. ) I know myself since I've HAD eczema but it is now gone, and believe me I never went to a dermatologist because they know nothing about it. Let me quote what treatments for it in your medicine mean : " There is no known cure for eczema, thus treatments aim to control the symptoms: reduce inflammation and relieve itching. " You then mention a story where a boy received bad treatment and became blind. Good, very good, based on a single case you refute all herbs, Okay. And you get annoyed when you see him, do you know why? Because your medicine can't cure him. Blindness is a disease, if you are a muslim you must believe that all diseases can be cured. Curing blindness isn't something exclusive to Prophets. I don't want to be pretentious and say I know 'the' way to cure blindness, but I have already read many cases where fasting has worked for deaf and blind people among many illnesses. But fasting (water fast) probably means 'starving' in your western medicine language. Can you also please tell me how many people suffered from side effects from your western medicine ? How many women have had their breasts mutilated in the name of 'breast cancer treatment' ? Breast cancer = kill the cells or cut the breast! What an advanced medicine! Removing breasts definetly is a proven way to get rid of breast cancer! 100% working ! I meet people who have no knowledge outside of what they've been taught everyday, you're just as laughable as them.
  9. 1 point
    Because we believe in harmony and balance,Islamic Republic is the last castle of human civilization..I will not make my god something abstract and foolish as the naked life and human rights,I care for the eternal idea of Human as Allah almigthy created him,and this idea has nothing to do with the pathetic activists,their blood is polluted with the western poison.
  10. 1 point
    In His Name, the Most High Salaams There is a reason why we have the respected Maraj'e Taqleed, and why we follow them, as opposed to randomly reading books of ahadeeth and making up our own verdicts. In your situation - assuming that there is a real situation and it's not just outrage at the existance of a given hadeeth - I would advise yout consult with your Marja' Taqleed, and allow him to guide you. While it is noble and honourable that there are brothers and sisters out there translating books of ahadeeth, there are several things that need to be kept in mind: 1/ The validity of a hadeeth is not entirely dependent on whether the sanad (chain of transmission) is good or bad, there are other factors determining the validity of a hadeeth, including but not limited to conformance with the Quran. 2/ When hadeeth are quoted on websites; and are provided in translated form on websites (and even in books), they cannot in themselves be used to formulate an opinion on a matter of Islamic Sharia or Jurisprudencial Law (Fiqh). The principles of Fiqh, rqeuire more than just viewing a simple hadeeth on a given subject. 3/ The science of hadeeth is complicated and heavy in terms of research; you may find a "sahih" hadeeth that allows Action A, and an equally "sahih" hadeeth that condemns Action A. What do you do in that instance? This is why, the followers of the school fo Imam Sadiq(A), have the blessing that is Marja'iyyeh, and we should always in instances of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence refer back to our Maraj'e and avoid making rulings ourselves based on limited knowledge and even more limited information. I trust that helps. Also if such a think "shakes your faith in Islam" then with respect; you need to work on your belief and self a lot more; and indeed avoid such sites. With Salaams and Dua's Shabbir
  11. 1 point
    to the man that started this topic, You have no eyes to see the western corruption and what had did all the secular regimes to the world and the Muslims?why you believe the western ideas,western world has nothing,its a fake world hypnotizing its people with the white magic of consumerism,how you accept secularism as fundamental truth?people so many centuries were knowing nothing and they discovered suddenly the absolute truth by inventing secularism ,liberal democracy etc?? seculars are the real fanatics and fascists,because their violence is not based on values but on nihilism..West has only technology and media thats the reason you find their propaganda rational,because their info war is incredible.
  12. 1 point
    Basim Ali

    Depression and Islam

    (salam), The remembrance of Allah is not to depress a person, rather it is to make depression flee away. As Allah says in the Quran: Those who believe and whose hearts are set at rest by the remembrance of Allah; now surely by Allah's remembrance are the hearts set at rest.(13:28) When a person cries by the fear of Allah, it is fear, and not depression, and it is recommended. Depression is caused one one loses hope of salvation, which is a great sin. There is quite a large difference between the two. So a person is required to fear Allah, but it is Haram for him to be depressed, as Allah says: ...and despair not of Allah's mercy; surely none despairs of Allah's mercy except the unbelieving people. (12:87) A person is depressed by his own will, and I do not believe it can be a test from Allah. (wasalam) Basim Ali Jafri
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    U.S trying to recruit arabs in army and CIA

    ^Please dont associate the Golden age elements of Islam with Arabs, for they did nothing but oppress their hypocritical people. Most scientists were of Persian, Turkic or Berber origin. Arabs have done nothing. Im not complaining of those who migrate. Let them live the dream. But when they start talking about losing Arabhood, they become hypocrites in my eyes since they were the first to ditch their country and people.
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    U.S trying to recruit arabs in army and CIA

    ÇáÃÚÑÇÈ ÃÔÏ ßÝÑÇ æäÝÇÞÇ Why arent they doing anything about it? All I hear is complaining, nothing more nothing less. Its the same rubbish all over again. These people simply pack their bags like gypsies and travel to another country when conditions are right. I call them 21st century nomads. Why arent they trying to change their socalled corrupt kings and puppet presidents? Why are they not changing the system instead of picking the easy option and traveling to another country like America, where everything is ready for them? Theyre not hard workers. Theyre lazy and they are hypocrites and they dont believe in what they are saying. Because to believe in something is to do in something. And since they just bark like dogs they are not real believers. Theyre not willing to sacrifice blood of their generation for the common good, or for the sake of their future kids and grand kids. They dont care. Its called Arab hypocrisy. Arab jarab, as they say. America didnt become what it is today because of gypsies. It became a big nation because people decided to do something about their problems. They decided it was time to bring about change. Enough was enough and they fought a war of independence. French, Germans, Russians, Italians and many more went through similar revolutions. But the Arabs did nothing. They want everything served on a silver plate for them. Just migrate to another country to solve your problems, dont fight to bring about change in your own country. Or better yet, pray that a fool from the West will send his army to your country's doorsteps and remove the dictator for you. As for the war on interest groups. Let me tell you something, this applies to everybody. Theres nothing different about the Arab hypocrites when it comes down to interests. Usually they excel in these sort of things, as was proven time and time again. Arabs have been fighting each other for thousands of years, from Ummayad vs Abbasid to Enez vs Otaibah. So let me tell you once again, this Arab who fights for the American army against Iraqi Arabs is no different than the millions who came before him throughout mankind's history. So stop all the nonsense talk about interest groups. Everyone has interests, including the dirty Arab hypocrites.
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    First of all. Theres no such thing as a secular country. Every secular country had its laws defined according to some form of religion. In India, the secular laws were drawn out from Hindu sources. In UK, US, the secular laws were drawn out from Christian sources. In USSR, the secular laws were drawn out from atheism. Theres no real sense of secularism. Each society is drawn out according to its majority of inhabitants. If the majority are Christian, technically the secular laws are somewhat "Christian", if you know what I mean. Afterall these laws are based on something, they didnt just appear out of thin air. Ill give you an example. In America, there are laws forbidding eating habits that are usually observed in countries like China, South Korea and Japan. Why? Because they contradict their Biblical beliefs. Its only secular in the sense that governments dont align themselves to any religion, which is ironic considering America's motto is "God bless America". So much for secularism. More like masonic... And what kind of a Muslim says we shouldnt care about how women dress or whether people want to go partying or not? Have we stooped this low?
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    And it's not about secularism, it's about submission to the west. Secularism is just an empty concept, used to attract minds like yours, who hate Islam. Secularism doesn't mean freedom or freedom of speech. Read what the brother hussainmahdi wrote on the other thread:
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    Muta Is Recommended?

    ^^^^ Forgot to add to the above – Part of taking care of yourself, is to make sure that all monies earned by you or given to you as gifts are housed in bank account in your name only, as all monies accrued by you are for your choice of use. Leave this money in case you need it. Allah will protect you. Practice the rights given to you.
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    Muta Is Recommended?

    (wasalam) If this is not what you expected, it is understandable that you are upset and confused. However, Islamically, he can have a different mutah every hour – and if this is where he wants to put his energies – it is his choice. If he is providing housing, clothing and food for you and his children, as he should, he is doing all that is minimally required of him. As for the impact of his actions, only time will tell...it is his road to travel. But, YOU need to lift your depression and sadness. If his actions are upsetting you – you need to remove your thoughts from them by making an active life for yourself that is meaningful and rewarding and that cannot be impacted by his actions. You cannot change him, but you can definitely change how you react to him. This will take concentrated effort – but you can do it!! You have a basic human right to be happy. Find the good in this situation. Perhaps the good in this situation is the motivation to be stronger. Be the best you can be; make it a number one priority to care of your health. The better the shape you are in, the better you can cope with stress. If you are anxious and depressed, your children will be upset. If you are strong and healthy, your daughters will view you with pride and emulate your lifestyle – another bonus! These three things will make you stronger physically and mentally: Eat well – think about the nutrition of everything that you put in your mouth – is it deserving of you :P? If not, put it down. Exercise, exercise, exercise!!! – find a formal program for motivation to start (aerobics, pilates, yoga, etc) and as a way to meet other women so that you can start an informal program (meet for walks, hikes, swimming, etc.) Self study - Read and immerse yourself in an area that you always wanted to explore. Let it be an ongoing interest that you have a hunger to know more and can also be used to distract you when you are feeling weak and upset. All of this will give you more confidence to find your own direction now and in the future. What he does to satsfy himself outside of your marriage to him, will impact you less and less.
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    The best answer would be "Allah knows the best". Instead of foretelling about Imam e Zaman (as), we should prepare ourself for his arrival. We should attain Taqwa and piety for this purpose and prayer for his early Zahoor. Only and only then we shall be considered sincere in our prayers for his (as) arrival. Wallahualam.
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    and mating with white people is a bad thing I take it. How evil :shaytan:.
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    Bait Baazi

    Yeh jo sargushta se phirte hain kitaaboon waale In se mat mil ke inhe roog hain khwaaboon waale
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    Tehran and the youth

    Iranians should stick to making chai and calling each other "agha". They have no place making rap music PS: I noticed i got negatives here, it was a joke you guys :P
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    :angel: I didn't say they (the speeches) were unIslamic! Done well they can be quite amusing/funny. Luckily I'd previously said I wouldn't be doing the photography at that wedding. Just because they are family does not mean I'll do it for free! More challenging was a family member who'd married a revert. They're both students, so I did agree to do the photography, for free. Later realised that just because one of them is a revert does not mean that the whole family is and it was a summer's day. You know where I am heading with this...?
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    Where is the Chatroom?

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    Where is the Chatroom?

    did u brush ur teeth?