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  1. 2 points
    *~Fatima~*

    permissible or nt

    m like confused abt sthn if u write abt the Ahle Bayt (s). then it shud all b like sourcd in fact right. cz if u want to write abt their pain or events or nething. then u cant like make up quotes or whtever cz thtd b ascribing a lie to them? wht think u guys? i usd to write fiction bt i quit. n i dnt think thnk its ok to write abt the Ahle Bayt cz m afraid it mite fall in the category of a lie. opinions?? fr reference
  2. 2 points
    Basim Ali

    the word ÇáÏöøíäö

    (salam), The correct translation of the verse, مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ , is really, Master of the Day of Faith. What man today, in this life, believes and disbelieves, will be laid bare on the day of faith. The believers and the disbelievers will witness the truth manifested before them. His reward to the righteous believers and His punishment to the wicked disbelievers will be announced. Both will thereafter live through the recompense requited by the maliki yawmiddin. Therefore, the day of faith, in fact, is the day of judgement, or the day of reckoning. To make it easier for English readers to understand, the translators, have used Day of Judgement as the translation, as it may get anybody confused. This Day has been referred to in the Quran with many names; يَوْمٍ عَظِيمٍ (The Mighty, Great Day) 6:15 يَوْمُ التَّغَابُنِ وَمَن يُؤْمِن (The Day of mutual loss and gain [among you]) 64:9 يَوْمُ الْفَصْلِ (The Day of Sorting out) 37:21 يَوْمٌ مَّجْمُوعٌ (The Day of Assembly) 11:103, 42:7 يَوْمٌ مَّشْهُودٌ (The Day of Testimony) 11:103 يَوْمٍ مَّعْلُومٍ (The Known Day) 56:50 يَوْمٌ عَسِيرٌ (The Day of Distress) 74:9 يَوْمُ الْبَعْثِ (The Day of Resurrection) 30:56 بِالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ (The Last Day) 2:8 يَوْمَ التَّلَاقِ (The Day of Mutual Meeting) 40:15 يَوْمٍ عَقِيمٍ (The Day of Disaster) 22:55 يَوْمِ الْحِسَابِ (The Day of Account) 38:16 يَوْمَ الْفَتْحِ (The Day of Decision) 32:29 يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ (The Day of Resurrection) 2:85 يَوْمٍ أَلِيمٍ (The Grievous Day) 11:26 These names are easily understood as referring to the Last Day, but like you noticed, يَوْمِ الدِّينِ is rather confusing. Hence, the meaning of the words is written directly, in nearly, all translations. And lol, not much depth in the word... :D (wasalam) Basim Ali Jafri
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    (bismillah) What does Eid in Mecca has to do with anything???????????? Without going in details, Eid is related to the sighting of moon at your location and not with the sighting at any holy place. Since moon is visible at different locations on different day, it is perfectly normal to have Eid on different days at different places. You should contact your local Shia Mosque or Islamic center or contact your Marja office or web-site to know when is Eid in your area. WS
  4. 2 points
    I would agree to my husband having a second wife if I approved of her and found her to be someone I could really get along with well and become close to...(:
  5. 2 points
    Guest

    Ahmedinejad's Book on the Holocaust Lie

    I was going to just drop this because it was evident to me this conversation has become fruitless and certain people cannot decipher between reality and delusion if delusion slapped them in the face and reality denied the holocaust. Also this thread has new tangents (Mahatma seems to be arguing something else entirely) so I decided it would be repetitive and futile to go back and forth. 1) I have addressed this several times, please reread the thread because you are either being oblivious or willfully ignorant. 2) Nothing is "untouchable." But the holocaust is one of those things that is pretty gosh darn established no matter how many times AN calls together "conferences" and invites former KKK members and a handful of others who already agree with him. AN wants to have a debate? Lets hear him have an actual debate about the issue instead of these picnics that tarnish the name of academics. He doesn't deal in debates, he deals in rhetoric and you, unfortunately, can't seem to understand the difference. 3) I object to you separating Muslims from Westerners. Islam is not a religion for the East and there are many members on this board (including myself) who consider themselves "Westerners." 4) Thankfully he isn't my leader. Although when Bush was my leader I called him out for his actions and for his mistakes both domestically and internationally. I did not turn a blind eye to his faults or chalk up my frustration to "jumping on an emotional bandwagon." AN might be a perfectly nice man, but he is most certainly not an intelligent one no matter how many excuses you give him.. and trust me when I tell you that I have given him quite a few.
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    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)
  7. 1 point
    89jghur32

    Aliyan wali Allah in namaz

    You haven't proven anything, but your own ignorance. The first sentence of your most recent post quoted above is a testament of this. I don't even know how to address such a claim. There is plenty of difference on prayer in Sunni Islam, more than you would like to believe, and I am Sunnis. You have the modern day Deobandis who've disregarded the original position of the Hanafi school that praying with hands on the side or folded are correct., saying that only praying with the hands below the navel is accepted and anything else is incorrect. You have the various positions of the other schools and regional variations of those same schools. The position of the hands is just one aspect where there is difference. The issue of saying Bismillah is another one where there is difference. Do you say it at all? Is it part of the Surah or not? Do you say it out loud? Do you say it to yourself? Or, do you say it in a voice lower than that which you would use to recite the Surah? Or, do you say it in a voice as you would recite the Surah? Here's another issue I'll just throw out there. What about raising your hands in Salah? Is it done only once for Takbir al-Ihram or after every part of the Salah and not before the starting of each rakah or also before the starting of each rakah? How high do you raise your arams, up to the ears, to chest...? The contradictory opinions of two Ayatollahs does not mean much, given that majority of Ayatollahs have taken the opposite opinion that the third testimony in Salah is a bidat. Accepting this is the equivalent saying of that all Sunnis believe that Imam Husayn (ra) was wrong in the conflict of Karbala on the contradictory opinion of few contemporary scholars. That just isn't true. I'm not addressing the last part of the post because I don't know much about the system of Marajiyyah. If you are going to discuss Sunni-Shia issues, you need to have adequate knowledge of both traditions. You can't go on heresay or anything else because then all you're doing is fitna-mongering. It's good to have a questions, but it's better to do research before asking those questions. It's also good to come with an open-mind and not be confrontational.
  8. 1 point
    Rohani

    permissible or nt

    (salam) " The root of good opinion is a man's belief and the soundness of his heart; the sign of good opinion is that whenever he looks, he sees with the eye of purity and virtue wherever he goes, and modesty, trustworthiness, protection and truthfulness are cast into his heart. The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his family) said, 'Have a good opinion of your brothers: through that you will gain purity of heart and firmness of nature.' And Ubayy ibn Ka'b said, 'When you see a quality which you disapprove of in one of your brothers, then give it seventy interpretations and see if your heart can be at peace with one of them. If it is not, then blame yourself if you cannot excuse him. If you yourself have a quality which will easily make for seventy interpretations, then you should disapprove of yourself more than you do of him. ' As Allah (SWT) revealed to David, 'Remind My slaves of My blessings and My favors. They have only seen exquisite goodness from Me so they should only expect that what remains will be like what they have already had from Me.' Good opinion invites good worship. A person who is deluded continues to remain in rebellion even while he hopes for forgiveness. The best opinion in Allah (SWT)'s creation is reserved for those who obey Him, hope for His reward and fear His punishment. The Messenger of Allah said, relating from his Lord, 'I am with My slave's good opinion of Me, O Muhammad.' Whoever fails to live up to the reality of the gifts which come from his opinion of his Lord has intensified the proof against himself, and is among those who are deceived by the shackles of his passion. - Imam Jaffar ibn Muhammad (as)" It is wrong to belittle someone this person has not asked for your correction nor sought it from you, this makes someone who tries this and picks out someones faults like one who assaults them, be little them, and attacks them. we perfectly understand what she is saying. you both are looking for fault at your sister when you should be looking at yourselves. and belittling is not correction, correction is done professionally and when one seeks the correction from them. not just because someone disliked what they seen and wanted to call out on their fault. this is far different then correction. and your question don't apply to this matter. in any case when one sees another fault it is best to not call out the fault but to find an easy way to speak the truth recall the story about imam Hussein and hassan (as) when they seen a man not doing wudu properly, what was it they did? they said let us find a way to tell him how to do wudu properly without hurting his feelings, so they went up and said to the man "me and my brother want to see what one of us can do wudu better will you watch and decide" he watched and they did and he said "by Allah i did not know how to wudu properly but you both have educated me" and you may say why am i speaking out against this brother on his? because i am standing firmly against injustice! alhamdulillah where as this sister committed no injustice by spelling English in partial form. (wasalam)
  9. 1 point
    Qa'im

    Is this true?

    (salam) The purpose of prophethood is to bring down a new wahi, or divine declaration, to either add, reinforce, change, or abrogate aspects of the religion. For example, the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) brought Islam down in stages, and surely Allah was giving him the divine decrees along the way through ayat and revelations. An Imam however is essentially a leader appointed by Allah, who hold religious and political authority over their people. An Imam understands the Qur'an and Sunnah in the same way it was presented originally, and the Imamah was placed in order to protect the Sunnah and interpretation of the Qur'an as an insurance that the religion will be kept pure. Imams do not have the authority to change, add, or abrogate aspects of the religion, as Allah has not given them permission to do so.
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    Awakened

    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
  11. 1 point
    kadhim

    Ahmedinejad's Book on the Holocaust Lie

    This point has been responded to repeatedly. Engage meaningfully with that response. If he is simply misunderstood and misquoted, explain why in all his interviews with the Western press, why he has not taken the opportunity to "clear the air," even in response to point blank questions about his views. One of your compatriots has earlier shown the honesty to admit that, yes, Ahmadinejad actively promotes, both actively and passively, the perception that he is a denier, as part of his "defiance." If Ahmadinejad wants to be perceived as a holocaust denier, who are you to blame me for accepting this perception?
  12. 1 point
    Abdul Qaim

    Is this true?

    Can you name a Shi'i sect that actually believes that? I should mention that we don't regard the Nusayris as Shi'ah. The Nusayriyya are so way out there that they make the Nizari Isma'ilis look positively orthodox by comparison. Btw, I guess since roughly 95% of Shi'ah are Ithna 'Ashariyya, they naturally regard themselves as the only Shi'i sect worthy of being called Shi'ah. I personally don't think the number of adherents should have any bearings on the 'correctness' of one's madhhab. After all, the fact that 85% of all Muslims are Sunni is the most common argument used by Sunnah as to why their school of thought represents "true" Islam ;) . Someone who loves 'Aisha is not regarded as a nasibi. Utterly misguided would be a more apt description of such an indiividual, but referring to him/her as a nasibi would be a stretch. OTH, someone who loves Mu'awiya would almost surely be eligible fo the aforementioned epithet. If the nasibi shoe fits ...
  13. 1 point
    Aafreen

    Why can't we be secular and religous?

    You'd do well to consult Tariq Ali's Clash of Fundamentalisms. Your reductionist views are not unlike those of the neo-cons and other Orientalists in the West. And the West by the way is much more then just secularism, glitter and short-term material gain. The West is Bush, Cheney, Fisk, Fucault, Galloway, Secularism, Christian Fundamentalism, Evolution, Intelligent Design, Materialism, Communism, Capitalism, Environmentalism, Fox News, CNN, Democracy Now, Bill O'Reilly, Jon Stewart, Michael Moore, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Dr. King, Malcolm X, KKK, Apartheid, Norman Finkelstein, Noam Chomsky, the power that colonized the world over, and that which brought back the wonders of soap and personal hygiene after returning from the Crusades... The Islamic Republic is meagerly an idea. Defend it on its own merits, don't succumb to personal attacks. Ideas come and go. I respect Khomeini just as I do Qutub and Maududi, because they took the initiative of producing knowledge, something sorely lacking in the Islamic world. But I don't agree with them, I shouldn't have to.
  14. 1 point
    Yeah, nothing wrong with mixing... but all I am saying is... stop dissing paki culture... cuz i love it !
  15. 1 point
    Orion

    When is Eid ul Adha? Whats going on

    (bismillah) Method of Ascertaining the First Day of a Month 1739. * The 1st day of a month is established in the following four ways: (i) If a person himself sights the moon. (ii) If a number of persons confirm to have sighted the moon and their words assure or satisfy a person. Similarly, every other thing which assures or satisfies him about moon having being sighted. (iii) If two just (Adil) persons say that they have sighted the moon at night. The first day of the month will not be established if they differ about the details of the new moon. This difference can be either explicit or even implied. For example, when a group of people goes out in search of a new moon and none but two Adils claim to have seen the new moon, though, among those who did not see, there were other Adils equally capable and knowledgeable, then the testimony by the first two Adils will not prove the advent of a new month. (iv) If 30 days pass from the first of Sha'ban , the 1st of Ramadhan will be established, and if 30 days pass from the 1st of Ramadhan the 1st of Shawwal will be established. 1740. The 1st day of any month will not be proved by the verdict of a Mujtahed and it is better to observe precaution. 1741. The first day of a month will not be proved by the prediction made by the astronomers. However, if a person derives full satisfaction and certitude from their findings, he should act accordingly. 1742. * If the moon is high up in the sky, or sets late, it is not an indication that the previous night was the first night of the month. Similarly, if there is a halo round it, it is not a proof that the new moon appeared in the previous night. 1743. If the first day of the month of Ramadhan is not proved for a person and he does not observe fast, and if it is proved later that the preceding night was infact the night of Ramadhan, he should observe qadha of that day. 1744. * If the first day of a month is proved in a city, it is also proved in other cities if they are united in their horizon. And the meaning of having a common horizon in this matter is that if new moon was sighted in a city, there would be a distinct possibility of sighting it in the other cities, if there were no impediments, like, the clouds etc. 1745. The first day of a month is not proved by a telegram except when one is sure that the telegram is based on the testimony of two Adils, or on a source which is reliable in the eyes of Shariah. 1746. If a person does not know whether it is the last day of Ramadhan or the first of Shawwal, he should observe fast on that day, and if he comes to know during the day that it is the first of Shawwal, he should break the fast. 1747. * If a prisoner cannot ascertain the advent of Ramadhan, he should act on probability and he should act on a probability which in his estimation is stronger. But if even that is not possible, he may consider a month which he strongly feels to be Ramadhan and fast; however, he should keep that month in view so that if it later transpires that he kept fasts before Ramadhan, he will give the qadha. And if it transpired that it was Ramadhan or after it, he does not have any liability of qadha. (Ayatullah Sistani)
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    Orion

    Program for Ilmel Rijaal

    (bismillah) DIRAYAT AL-NOOR The 1st Professional Shiite Software Program on Rijal Science Program content Books available in the program * The most significant Shiite Rijal books: Rijal of Najashi, al-fihrist and Rijal of shaykh tousi, Rijal of kashahi, Rijal of Ibn Ghaza'iri, Rijal of Barqi, Rijal of Ibn Dawoud, al Khulasah of Allamah Hilli, and Mu'jam Rijal al-Hadith, accompanied With its index namely Dailil al-mu'jam * Shiite Hadith Books: Al-Kafi, man la yahzuruhu al-faqih, Tahdhib al-ahkam, al-Istibsar, and Wasa 'il al-shi'ah * Arabic lexicons: kitab al-'Ayan, Lisan-'Arab, and majma' al-bahrayn. Identification of the Hadith transmitters * Program's Enjoyment of Synonyms system of the hadith transmitters (recognizing the different titles of the same hadith transmitters) * Detailed identification of the masters (teachers) and the disciples (students) of each hadith transmitter. * Identification of the common titles (attributing them to the respective personalities) * Accessibility to the viewpoints of the specialists on Rijal science throughout the Rijal books regarding the hadith transmitters. * Saving the user's personal comments on the hadith transmitters * Identification of the alterd titles of the hadith transmitters Reconstructing and Evaluating the chains (of hadith transmitters) * Solving the problems of the chains(such as alteration, suspension, transmutation, etc) and reconstructing them exactly and comparing them with the original chins of the books * Detailed identification of different types of hadith from the aspects of authenticity and the way of connection of the chains to the infallible * Evaluation the chains based on the user's personal comments. Various Advanced Capabilities * Possibility of separating the different hadith types and accessibility to the frequency of them in the hadith book * Advanced search in all parts of the program as well as indexing (using wildcard) * Various ranges such as individuals, tribes, books, etc. * Displaying the ayahs, hadiths, chains, hadith texts, and the proper names in distinctive colors * Highlighting, adding personal bookmarks and glosses to the texts, and using the Notepad Dirayat al-Noor The First professional Software of Shi’a Narrators Program contents a) Narrator books B) Hadith books The special capabilities of the program a) The ‘Eight Books of Narrators’ section B) "Mu'jam-e Rijal-e al-Hadith" section c) The manuscript section The shared options of the program One of the branches of Islamic sciences which play an important role in obtaining Prophetic traditions and the sayings of the Imams is the science of narrators (‘ilm-e rijal). With the aid of using the available information in the books of narrators and by criticizing and surveying them, the jurisprudent, narrator and scholar is able to advice on the accuracy and authenticity of every single tradition. Therefore, the science of narrators (‘ilm-e rijal) has been considered as one of the fundamentals of ijtihat and deducting Islamic laws. In the past, Islamic scholars and mujtahids have paid special attention to the science of narrators (‘ilm-e rijal). Howerver, in these contemporary days due to the difficulties in the methods of researching in this science, there are fewer researchers who enter this path. This is because the teaching and educating of the science of narrators (‘ilm-e rijal) in the Islamic Seminaries has been neglected and forgotten during the past years and it has lost its popularity. The ‘Dirayat al-Noor’ program which is one of the first professional software program on Shi’a narrators has been prepared for the studying and researching of the texts of the ‘Four Hadith Books’ along with ‘Wasa`el al-Shi’a’ and the identifying of narrators. The ‘Eight Books of Narrators’ and "Mu=jam-e Rijal al-Hadith" are also included in this program in addition to various research capabilities in different aspects of the science of narrators. The ‘Dirayat al-Noor’ software program is a step forward for making the science of narrators (‘ilm-e rijal) a success in the Islamic Seminary by making easy the difficulties of this science. By using this computer program it is easy and time-consuming to identify the narrators and evaluate the chains. The program capabilities help the users to benefit from different aspects of the science of narrators. The program contents The most important Shi’a books of narrators of hadith and hadith books which are available for the users are: a) Books of narrators of hadith 1. Tabaqat al-Rijal (Rijal Barqi), Ahmad Bin Mohammad Bin Khalid (D. third century AH) 2. Ikhtiar Ma’arifat al-Rijal (Rijal Kashi), Mohammad Bin Amr Bin Abdul Aziz (D. fourth century AH) 3. Fihrest Asma Mosanefi al-Shia (Rijal Najashi), Ahmad Bin Ali Bin Ahmad (D. fifth century AH) 4. al-Abwab (Rijal Sheikh Toosi), Abu Jafar Mohammad Bin Hasan (D. fifth century AH) 5. al-Fihrest (Fihrest Sheikh), Abu Jafar Mohammad Bin Hasan (D. fifth century AH) 6. Kitab al-Dhoafa (Rijal Ibn Ghadhaeri), Ahmad Bin Hussain Ibn Ghadhaeri ( D. fifth century AH) 7. Kholasat al-Aqwal fi Ma’rifa Ahwal al-Rijal (Rijal Alame), Hasan Bin Yousif Hilli (D. Seventh century AH) 8. Rijal Ibn Dawood, Hasan Bin Ali Bin Dawood Hilli (D. Eighth century AH) 9. Mo’jam Rijal al-Hadith, 23 volumes, Faqih Seyed Abul Qasim Kho`ee B) Books of Hadith 1. al-Kafi (Usoul, Furoo’ wa Rawdha), 8 volumes, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Ya’aqub al-Kolaini (D. 329 AH) 2. Man la Yahdhoroh al-Faqih, 4 volumes, Mohammad Bin Ali, known as Sheikh Sadouq (D. 381 AH) 3. Tahthib al-Ahkam, 10 volumes, Abu Jafar Mohammad Bin Hasan Toosi (D. 460 AH) 4. al-Istibsar, 4 volumes, Abu Jafar Mohammad Bin Hasan Toosi (D. 460 AH) 5. Wasa`el al-Shi`a, 29 volumes, Mohammad Bin Hasan known as Sheikh Hor ‘Ameli (D. 1104 AH) Special capabilities of the program The ‘Derayat al-Noor’ program includes three main sections, the eight books of narrators of hadith, chains of narrators and the encyclopedia of narrators of hadith, and each contains special capabilities. a) "The Eight Books of Narrators of Hadith" section The special capabilities of the section of the eight books of narrators of hadith are: 1. Recognizing of narrators Full information about any narrator can be obtained using this program. This information includes explanation about the different perspectives of the narrator’s life and characteristics and a description of their credibility, weakness and methodology. 2. Different indexes The researcher can view the lists of the names of narrators available in the Eight books of hadith by the standard title, the main title and the implicit title. In addition, it is possible to obtain a list of narrators according to their school of thought or characteristics. 3. Correction of Sheikh al-Tusi’s book ‘al-Fihrist’ The book al-Fihrist by Sheikh al-Tusi is one of the most important sources for knowing recognition of Shi’a narrators and is a major source in the science of narrators of hadith. This book has been corrected accurately based on authentic and old manuscripts. By selecting the ‘Corrections’ option the researcher can access the corrected (edited) version of Sheikh al-Tusi’s book. 4. Observing of the hadith methodology of narrators The three books ‘Rijal al-Najashi’, ‘Fihrest Sheikh al-Tusi’ and ‘Rijal Sheikh al-Tusi’ all mention the chain of narrators and books by which the traditions of the narrators have been based upon, according to the names of the narrators. The Dirayat al-Noor program makes easy the access of observing the methodology of each narrator. 5. Index of descriptions Using this option, one can find the names of narrators who share common characteristics as believed by the authors of the eight books of narrators. For example, if the researcher wants to prepare a list of authentic narrators who tell traditions from a weaker narrator they need to select the option (A trustworthy narrator but he narrates from weak narrators) to observe the results of this option about the narrators. B) "Mu'jam-e Rijal-e al-Hadith" section This section includes the following capabilities: 1. Displaying the list of narrators alphabetically Showing the alphabetic list of narrators which contains 15688 names as well as the ability to read information about the narrators in the "Mu'jam-e Rijal al-Hadith" are the capabilities of this section. 2. Index of proper names In addition to the list of narrators, a complete list of proper names has been prepared mentioning the individuals, groups, titles, locations and the books available in the "Mu'jam-e Rijal al-Hadith". 3. Indexing In the proper names and the narrators’ index the capability of indexing has been added. By using this capability the user can prepare a dynamic and variety of lists of words and proper names of narrators in different ways, or can combine the lists to conduct various searches. It is also possible to use general marks such as “?” and “*”. c) The chain of narration section All hadiths from the most important books of shia’s narrators have been appraised and assessed so the researchers can realize the authenticity of the chain of narration of each hadith in a faster and easier way. The private capabilities of this section are as follows: 1. Reassessment of the chain of narration One of the most valuable and unique services of the program of Dirayat al-Noor is the reassessment of the entire text of the Four Narration Books and Wasa`el al-Shi’a. The chains of narration of many hadiths present in the tradition sources are altered and not clear due to reasons such as suspension, exchange, reference, incorporating, doubt, an indication and the mistakes made by the transcribers during transcription. In this program the reassessment of the chains of narration has been carried out precisely, taking the above instance into consideration, so that the researcher could view the correct and true version of the chain of narration before any evaluation. 2. Evaluation of the chain of narration The chain of narration can be assessed in terms of connectivity and authenticity as soon as the pointer is located on one of the chains of narration. In studying the level of authenticity of the chain of narration matters such as trueness, reliability, good, authenticity or weakness of a tradition are specified. In terms of connectivity the chain of narration will be determined as being ãÑÝæÚ, ãÑÓá or suspended. The chains of narration have been studied by researchers from C.R.C.I.S. and the information in this section is organised according to this evaluation. If the opinion of the user about some of the narrators is different from the researchers of the center, they can register their point of view in the “narrator” section. In this case they can assess the chains of narration based on this information by entering the chain of narration page and selecting the “personal assessment” option. 3. Quick recognition of the narrator In addition to the many capabilities facilitated in "The Eight Books on the narrators of hadith" section to identify the narrators, this section is capable of presenting the chain of narration as well as the full name and description. Therefore, it is required to place the pointer on the reassessed title of the narrator and then view the information bout the narrators of hadith by hint. 4. Synonyms One of the major problems seen in the chain of narration for a tradition is the scattering of expressions from the one narrator. The section of chains of narration in the Dirayat al-Noor program solves this problem by considering the standard title and the original title. By preparing a full list of the original titles and referring back to the standard titles, and also by logically relating the chain of narration of the tradition and information from the books on narrators of hadith the main problem of searching about the narrators and assessing the authenticity of the chain of narration can be solved. 5. Introducing the students and teachers Becoming familiar with the students and elders of a narrator is possible by the chain of narrations section in the program. In addition, the number of traditions which he has narrated from his teachers or which are narrated from him of his students is presented as a percentage. Also, it is possible to present the amount of traditions narrated by the students and teachers of a narrator by column or pie graphs. 6. Specifying the narrator’s rank By using this program it is possible to determine the rank of each narrator and hence obtain a list of the infallibles (ma’sumeen) by whom the chains of narration end up to. The number of intermediates between the Ma’soom and the narrators as well as the number of traditions can be viewed in front of the Ma’soom’s name. 7. Combination of narrators In this section the user can obtain a chain of narration which includes two or more narrators and by selecting the ‘Statistic’ option one can determine the number of narrations by each narrator. 8. Comparison between two texts For the purpose of comparative researches, the simultaneous studying of two texts from a book or topics from two different books is anticipated in the program. The Shared Capabilities of the Program 1. The display of the text of the books The full text of the books present in the Dirayat al-Noor CD is displayed in this section. The display capabilities such as using different colors for text, title, chain of narration and etc, full and maximizing the text page are included in the program. A full list of the topics of each book is prepared beside the text of the books. The topic list is organised in such as way to help accessing the slightest titles. In addition, by using this facility the user is able to study the full text of hadiths and their chain of narration with full diecritis. 2. Research capabilities The ability to index is one of the research capabilities by which the researcher can summarize the main content of a phrase in few words, enabling quick categorisation and retrieval of the information and finally allowing deduction of new points by putting by similar words. By using the ‘Marking’ capability the researcher can mark the important sections and refer back to them when necessary. In different parts of the program it is possible to ‘highlight’ the lines of interest so to get quicker access to the needed information when referring back to them. In addition, the categorisation of the coloured lines can be done easier. The capability of ‘annotation’ makes possible for the insightful researcher to be able to study each phrase precisely and record their viewpoints in the annotations. The Mujam Rijalal-Hadith and the Eight books of Hadith narrator sections also contain the “search” option. By using this option the user is able to find the meaning of a word or its application in other sections of the book. 3. Search Other shared capabilities of the program include the “search” option. By using the “search” option it is possible to search simply in the text and contents of books and retrieve different phrases with the aid of ‘advanced search’. If necessary it is also possible to make use of "manning list" option to obtain dynamics and various lists of words and phrases with general characters such as “?” and “*” and find the words in a particular list all together or as combined with other words and listes. Another shared capability of the search option is the access to the desired text by contents, volume and page number which enables easy and quick access to the text of interest. 4. Dictionary To be able to find the meaning of difficult words and phrases in research, the following dictionaries are available for the user: 1. Kitab al-‘Ain, 8 volumes, Khalil Ibn Ahmad Farahidi (100-175 AH) 2. Lisan al-‘Arab, 15 volumes, Ibn Manzoor (630-711 AH) 3. Majma’ al-Bahrain, 6 volumes, Fakhr al-Din Tarihi (979-1087 AH) 5. Other capabilities Selection of the desired parts and transferring them to the notes section is one of the capabilities which are found in different parts of the program. The “Notepad” section enables a better search option, ability to save and preserve the desired information by the capability to edit text, print and paste on a file in different formats such as MS-Word and Zarnegar. The ability to “print” the desired section in various sizes is available in different parts of the program. By using the “help” option it is possible to obtain a useful and summary information about various sections of the program. The “bibliography” option made it possible for the users to view the name of the books available to the program and to get access to descriptions about each book and its author. http://www.noorsoft.org/modules.php?name=Contenten&pa=showpageen&pid=21
  17. 1 point
    guest 34193

    Is this true?

    That would be utter kufr and out of Islam. No actual Shi`a would believe such nonsense.
  18. 1 point
    LOL bro what happened? :lol: When I suggested thread closure, I was only referring to Mahatma's off-topic ramblings and other members' replies to him. Otherwise, I think kadhim, Zahratul_Islam and others did a fantastic job to highlight the flaw in your et al points of view. Anyone reading the thread would clearly see that. I don't know what makes you think that I am running away from the discussion. :unsure: Your conclusion #1 has been dealt with. See kadhim's corresponding posts. AN calls it a 'myth' and then says that he doesn't deny that atrocities against Jews took place. Well, even the worst of Holocaust deniers, Bishop Williamson included, couldn't deny that atrocities took place. It is not logically possible. The point is: reducing the numbers from millions dead [whether 4m or 5m or 6m] down to a few thousand IS denying the Holocaust. Agreed. But don't expect the world of academia to give an iota of credence to the likes of Williamson, Irving, Duke, and of course, Ahmadinejad. It's ambiguous at best. What's framing the discussion in the Muslim way? Let us not discriminate, not even positively. Let us call a spade a spade regardless of where it is coming from.
  19. 1 point
    Akbar673

    Syed women marry non syed

    That's exactly what it is. Not only this but there are several other "items" which have been absorbed in from the Hindu system. Who cares about the Wahabbies. They're [Edited Out] themselves Hz. Jaffar e Tayyar was not a Syed. The definition of a Syed is the decendant of Imam Ali (as) and Lady Fatima (as). In a nutshell the basic moral of this story is not to get all caught up in this Syed/Non-Syed business. Being a pious Shia is all that matters.
  20. 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.
  21. 1 point
    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.
  22. 1 point
    Some of us has put an effort into it and you are wasting it with your nonsensical ramblings.
  23. 1 point
    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.
  24. 1 point
    fyst

    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.
  25. 1 point
    naro

    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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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
  28. 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.
  29. 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
  30. 1 point
    Mo.

    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.
  31. 1 point
    Mo.

    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.
  32. 1 point
    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?
  33. 1 point
    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:
  34. 1 point
    Maryaam

    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.
  35. 1 point
    Maryaam

    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.
  36. 1 point
    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.
  37. 1 point
    and mating with white people is a bad thing I take it. How evil :shaytan:.
  38. 0 points
    Hassan2jz

    Speeches at Paki weddings in the UK

    The speeches are the worst. I care not about your thoughts, just feed me and I'll be on my way (this is in reference to the weddings my parents force me to attend, at mates wedding we run all sorts of mucks)
  39. 0 points
    guest110

    Speeches at Paki weddings in the UK

    a bunch of lame old boring guys criticising ppls weddings blah !
  40. 0 points
    UnknownShia

    Where is the Chatroom?

    yah where is the chatroom....
  41. 0 points
    Musleem

    Is this true?

    because shia don't mind pictures of their imams on the wall
  42. 0 points
    mahdaviat 1. no one shoudl have an inferiority complex 2. great 3. islamic and western people frame the subject in the same way. truth is not a subjective thing. Mahmoud ahmedinejad is not someone who has studied ww2 alot that anyone is a aware of. differeing values cannot give people knowledge and academic prowess they do not posess
  43. 0 points
    dude you just earned about a million man points. i salute you!
  44. 0 points
    Doctor_Naqvi

    Bait Baazi

    Yeh jo sargushta se phirte hain kitaaboon waale In se mat mil ke inhe roog hain khwaaboon waale
  45. 0 points
    YaAli(as)

    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
  46. 0 points
    :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...?
  47. 0 points
    UnknownShia

    Where is the Chatroom?

    GO TO UR ROOM, NO FRUIT ROLLUPS FOR
  48. 0 points
    UnknownShia

    Where is the Chatroom?

    did u brush ur teeth?
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