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  1. Religion does not define citizenship. Unless being non Muslim is a prerequisite for citizenship in Switzerland, your statement is ridiculous. I am a Muslim American who was born and raised in the United States and when someone tries to take away my rights as a citizen of the United States I will not stand for it, nor will I stand for someone describing me as "the other" group in "their country."
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  2. (salam) Defending the Woman's Rights by : Mohammad Hakimi Translated by : Hamideh Elahinia . . . Chapter Three : Woman's Reason Keeping in mind these teachings as well as the Qur'anic verses referring to the faithful women, as equal to faithful men, it becomes clear that women possess the kind of reason necessary for high-rank faithfulness. So anywhere that true faith, humbleness before Allah, chastity, and worship exist, reason and human wisdom inevitably exist. Therefore, woman's mindlessness, referred to in some traditions, may mean the momentary state caused by human negligence. As these
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  3. this is a media disinformation article part of the global war on Hizbullah and Iran to tarnish their image in any way possible. (wasalam)
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  4. There are manyyy factual mistakes, not just some. It even says mutah can be practiced from an hour to a year as the limit, when it can be practiced as long as the people agree as long as it is realistic of the common age people die in the region. For example: a 30 year old can do one for 40 years if people normally die at 70 in his country, but he can't do it for 100 or something of the like because that is unrealistic and probably won't happen. Also, as i said before i lived in the dahyeh for a while this summer and people that read articles like this think that everybody in it is in hizbull
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  5. BAGHDAD: There are certain nuggets of conventional wisdom one learns upon entering any particular institution, passed among the cognoscenti and from them to the recently initiated, who absorb them quickly, to the extent they wish to be included as members of the institution. This is as true in an American university, my professional home, as it is in the Shiite religious seminaries of Najaf. Having just spent two full days in Najaf meeting with its four grand ayatollahs, and having spoken with them extensively, Najaf conventional wisdom on questions of religion and law is simply fascinating. A
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  6. Source: MIDDLE EAST ONLINE http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/opinion/?id=35869
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  7. ^ Look in the society/family issues thread, and go to the mutah thread - you'll find plenty of information there. As for the idea of serial monogamy, I would concur with Dirac Delta Function. I would see the end of each relationship as being a failure. The more failures, the more I would think that I'm at fault, since the only factor remaining the same in all these relationships is myself. But, I guess it depends on your goals when getting into a relationship. If your goal is simply to pass the time with someone to avoid being alone, have companionship, and fulfill sexual desires, then a
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  8. The analogy is this: A lot of Muslims get upset, arguably rightly so, at seeing American fast food joints in Mecca mere minutes from the haraam al-sharif. There is a certain intangible "feel" to Mecca that Muslims feel is somehow violated by these restaurants being built there. They feel like this place that is sacred to them is being "invaded" culturally by a foreign culture of globalized consumerism. From the standpoint of bare objectivity, it seems rather silly. After all, on the face of it, it's just a place to buy something that can technically be called food, and even pilgrims need food,
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  9. ]Zahratul_Islam -this is happening in switzerland not the us. the us bill of rights doens't apply to swiss muslims.
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  10. I believe that religion should not take away from the quality of other peoples lives, so if they had loud adhaan every morning for fajr I could understand why the Swiss government would feel compelled to pass a law or allow a vote to forbid that. I don't want anyone's religious beliefs to inconvenience me in that manner, so Muslims should not expect their religious beliefs to be above scrutiny. There should be an obvious benefit to laws. But the minaret on the mosque does nothing to take from their quality of life and the only purpose of this law seems to be a barely concealed Islamaphobia in
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  11. (salam) I think the quranic verses have been presented in this thread. To answer your second question, there are many reasons for permanent marriage. I will briefly mention few benefits here i) Long term goal (including religious goal) ii) Security iii) Children upbringing iv) Level of comfort v) Growing old together vi) Companionship/friendship vii) Financial gain/ business/ social partnership and others.
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  12. FaithUK

    Turned 30 and single

    Salam, I am the sort of person who loves being married (long term and committed relationship), I got an arrange marriage when I was only 17 year old which lasted about 7 years but unfortunately it ended in divorce when I turned 24 because not only my ex was controlling and violent but also I discovered he was cheating on me throughout our marriage. Since I got divorced I’ve been wanting to get married again but unfortunately the right person has not came to propose to me, I did have proposals but I didn’t think there’re right for me so I rejected them, I think my divorce made me more aware. T
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  13. Salam, You should not remain willfully ignorant of anything that was commonly practiced and well understood and halal during the lifetime of the prophet and the early Muslim community. Marriage is a very important part of Islam, and mutah is another type of marriage that all Muslims agree was allowed during the lifetime of the Prophet Mohammad (a.s.) That is not to say that mutah (like plural marriage) is generally wajib or even mustahab in most situations....however, the knowledge that it is halal (and the rules regarding mutah) should not be ingored. You have asked for proof from the Quran
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  14. Lolz. That's quite reassuring.
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  15. WB SyedMuhammad, Now SC looks quite bland and inactive. You came here and vanished like a spook. :lol:
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  16. sayedzeeshan

    Shirk?

    There are different gray levels of Shirk. Some of them are very minute and are easily forgiven and some of them are very severe. But the doors of repentance and forgiveness are always open.
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  17. I am sure the non-Muslims have seen this word "Allahu Akbar" a zillion times in the newspaper or email etc. And they know it means God is Great. If they don't know or curious, they will asked. Educate them. Enlighten them. As muslims, words like "Subhanallah", "Alhamdullilah", Mashallah" is automatically embedded in us and part of our everyday life. They're also humans, they know whether our actions are genuine or not.
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  18. Not much to laugh at, this is either extreme incompetence or someone on the Iraqi side is getting kick backs from the sale. Either way, bombs are going to get through, and food is being taken from the mouths of orphans into the pockets of some foreign companies.
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  19. The internet search giant, Google, says 14,000 images of the precious artefacts kept in Iraq's National Museum will be available online from early next year. Google's chief executive, Eric Schmidt, said the world should see Iraq's rich heritage and contribution to culture. "The history of the beginning of - literally - civilisation... is preserved in this museum," he said. Some 15,000 artefacts and antiquities were stolen from the museum when it was ransacked after 2003 US-led invasion. “ I can think of no better use of our time and our resources than to make the images and ideas from your civ
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  20. kadhim

    Kafkaesque absurdity

    LOL. You know why that became a big story and something happened in response? Because in Canada we have freedom of speech and press. The press, including, and especially the state sponsored station, CBC, were active in publicizing this story and criticizing the politicians about it. Opposition politicians spoke out about the case without fear of being jailed or added to some blacklist of politicians who are blocked from running for future office. In a word, it became a story because of our system working.
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  21. (salam) (bismillah) Brother/Sister Try these websites for starters: http://www.al-islam.org/quran/ http://www.shiasource.com/al-mizan/ (wasalam)
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  22. List of scholars in USA that I know of: Austin, Tx: Ja'far Muhibullah Costa Mesa, Ca: Sayyed Mustafa Qazwini Dearborn, MI: Sayyed Hassan Qazwini, Rizwan Arastu, Hassanain Rajabali, Haidar Bahr-ul-uloom Tampa bay, Fl and surrounding areas: Mohammed Baig Almost all islamic centers have websites so just search the US city your interested in and you can find contact info...whenever I travel to a different city thats what I do and I meet up with different scholars/people.
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  23. The secret to becoming a world famous athlete is a harsh grueling work term at your local McDonalds below minimum wage.
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  24. Amir-Husayn

    Jihad Bil Nafs

    As others have already mentioned, this is a life-long struggle; it is the journey without end, it just gets more subtle the further we go. There are two aspects of this struggle: intellection and practice. Intellection refers not only to knowing about God, but also ourselves and the world around us and the meaning in everything around us. It is in recognizing that we live in a world of symbols, a world where haqq is hidden inside the veil of illusions and to be able to see through the "pasteboard masks", as Herman Melville calls them. When are enraptured by the beauty of women, for example, it
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  25. I can see some factual mistakes in it, for example it states that it is Hizbullah that - while this is clearly allowed in fiqh and not something that only Hizbullah allowed.All in all, I dont really see anything strange here - an Islamic organisation facilitating an Islamic practice.
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  26. I think you should stop treating people as just dawah targets and potential converts to what you believe in. You talk to a friend constantly analyzing "how to proceed" to win them over? At the end of the day, if someone is comfortable with differences being less relevant than similarities then theres not much you can do. Sunnis don't bother about their 4 imams from centuries ago having some beef with one another. They moved on and you wont find shafi'i scholars being somehow anti-maliki today, they all consider one another legitimate followers of sunnism, so why would you want to impose your
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  27. ^^Sorry about that. I should have clarified that they are not based in the US. In Hawzai sence they aren't scholars, but they do speak on topics regarding Islam and are knowledgeable about it.
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  28. guest 34193

    Splashback from toilet

    Salaam, Just go easy on the washing. I certainly don't mean to be lax on it, far from it, but some people you'd think they were taking a bath in there or something, while in washing yourself from the "minor" operation only so much is really necessary. Using a smaller water bottle (like a travel bottle) for that instead of a watering can and be more careful on your positioning. If you're really worried, putting a few tissues below you in the water in the front can help prevent the splashing. As to the "major" operation, I have no advice. I go in the shower to wash myself from that out of pe
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  29. There are some common themes in this thread which keep cropping up Why do non-Iranians comment on Iranian matters Speaking as a non-Iranian myself, but frequent visitor to the country here’s my opinion. Jews, Christians, Americans, Brits, Israelis all comment on Iran. These countries and others all shape policies and opinion towards Iran. So what’s wrong if fellow Muslims and Shias do the same? Of course the enemies of Islam would love a world where only they had views/opinions about Muslim countries and Iraqis kept quiet about Iran and Iranians did not say anything about Palestine and Lebanes
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  30. guest 34193

    Banned Members

    Banned member Naziri (aka Three Temples Kung Fu and a number of other accounts) banned under his latest accounts. enemy_of_the_oppressor (listing his religion as Islam Shia) and Isawiyyah (listing his religion as Judaism). Micah, do you think we're idiots that we wouldn't catch on when you're _that_ obvious?
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  31. Haji 2003

    Genders and Authority

    It's not completely Macisaac's problem. There could be many different ways to perceive this: 1. He does the translation and he's comfortable with what it says and so clearly are some other people. If this is what the religion says, so be it. 2. You read it and the equality warning signals start flashing red. 3. Kadhim reads it and it's ok, because it only applied to another period in time. 4. Personally the way I read it, is that someone has identified limitations of women, using words that are not politically correct today, but where the overall sentiment may still be valid, but you can't tel
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  32. Haji 2003

    Genders and Authority

    The actual quotation from macisaac's post was, 'Do not take counsel with them in confidential talk'. To be honest that can mean so many different things, that it's almost impossible to speculate. For example if I have something confidential (related to work), it may be perfectly reasonable from an ethical etc. point of view not to share it with anyone else. Secondly it may not necessarily be with reference to the female that this is being said, but the nature of the relationship between male and female. The emotional bonds between the two make the transmission of information quite different to
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  33. There's a lot of wisdom in the bit I have put into red. And I get round to saying why towards the end. Some people's beliefs, values and attitudes appear to be firmly embedded in the present non-Islamic system and everything else is judged, based on those values. So for example, today in some countries women can be judges, this is perceived to be a *good* thing. If some Islamic rulings appear to contradict this then they are automatically considered either to be weak or if they cannot be challenged on grounds of weakness are considered applicable only to a particular point in time and hence n
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  34. Guest

    Is this wrong?

    People who know the value of their worth don't crave for recognition. You may expect reward only for achieving what was necessary of you. What you ought to be fighting for is your right. It begins with their recognition and ends with your acceptance. The need for change lies within ourselves and others. "The best change you can make is to hold up a mirror so that people can look into it and change themselves."-Charles de Lint.
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  35. Guest

    Is this wrong?

    Don't justify your anger, but try to contain it, and find better ways to express it. It's not how you feel about others that matters; it's how you treat them in spite of it. As a friend would say "life must be understood backwards. But it must be lived forward." -Soren Kierkegaard.
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  36. Bonafide Hustler

    Is this wrong?

    WOW DID U JUST NEGATIVE ME??? THAT ALONE IS YOUR PROBLEM. IF I COULD NEGATIVE YOUR FACES, YOUD ALL LOOK LIKE PROFESSIONAL FACE PAINTED CLOWNS
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  37. Salaam: yes Islamicly he did nothing wrong and if you oppose then Islamicly you are doing a sin because its his god given right and the jealousy of the female is described as kufr by Imam Ali In Nahjulbalagha. you have absolutely no say in his marriage to some one else because that is a matter between other people ( him and his other wife) and if you prevent him from m marriage and he falls into sin then you will bear a share of the sin. If he has a need for second wife then by Islam he is obligated to seek marriage and is wajib on him. if anyone prevents him from the wajib then its just
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  38. AliSaleh

    Masturbation In Islam

    thank you brothers for your great advice and warm thoughts
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  39. What a strange question. If someone murders someone, it's better than if they raped and then murdered them right?
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  40. Don't worry, a lot of people are in your position. A lot of men are single well into their 30's these days, and there are always divorcees. I actually think that once you're in your 30's, the whole matching game becomes easier, because there are not the hinderances that come with youth and family influence. So relationship wise, it's a good age.
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  41. salaam souroush There are some scholars who allow it to be read in other languages...
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  42. who says don't insist on it? Mustahab means you should insist on its ligitimacy and the bst way to insist on the ligitimacy of something is to practice it as the prophet said " whoever amongst you saw an evil let them change it with their hand and if they can not then with their toungue......." Because god knows that majority of people are weak and they fornicate or do other sexual sins so he wants to leave them with absolutely no excuse by giving them many easy hallal options. He also knows that people will forbid the lawful and forbid the mut3a and also knows that people's evil will crea
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  43. I thought Marbles was a female! :Hijabi:
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  44. Marbles get out of the sisters forum. Everytime i log on i see your post on the main forum.
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  45. I'm female and I'm speaking from a female perspective. I don't think it is advisable for parents to send daughters who do not have a lot of life experience (including experience with men) to live alone, unless they are sure they will have a mahram or a female relative or acquaintance there who will be able to watch over them, or unless the benefits greatly outweigh the risks (as I said above). Having good personal morality (e.g. knowing right from wrong) is different from being street smart and recognizing a stranger is trying to take advantage of you (whether sexually, financially, or some o
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  46. There is no standard "right or wrong" answer to your question because it really depends on the person, on the girl. In the same family, siblings raised the same way but each have a different personality, parents can allow one girl to go study in another country and at the same time forbidding her biological twin to study in the nearest city. The same rule goes for guys too. If the girl is independent, knows how to manage her life alone wisely and is not scared or vulnerable, if she is trust worthy, mature, organized and knows right from wrong, then I see nothing wrong in sending her to study o
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  47. salaam religiously it's ok, but she should be sure she is ready to live alone in another country, especially if she has never lived alone before and is not strong or independent. it is dangerous to go somewhere new and live by yourself, you don't know what to be careful of, you are unstable and sometimes do unsafe things you wouldn't ordinarily do (like getting lost at night and walking 3 hours in the middle of nowhere). it is easy to get taken advantage of too. a person who is alone is vulnerable. young people are sometimes more trusting of acquaintances than they should be and sometimes
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  48. Planning would be to commit to a certain period of time (months or years) with the option to extend. There are realtionships (including perma marriage) that dont develop past a certain point - but I dont know if I would call them failures - they are just relationships that end without developing passion. There is lots written on serial monogamy - but as Muhammed Ali said -it is similar to the Western comcept of dating. I was wondering if it could be redefined within the Eastern concept of mutah. Yes - it sounds strange to us but the concept has been around for a long time... the study of
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  49. Kind of a strange suggestion. How would this work exactly? I men what is serial monogamy but a series of multiple failures? It strikes me that there are only two types of relationships you would plan on having. One is defined from the outset to be for the fulfilment of physical needs, and is intended to be broken off when either partner want to move on. The other is a long-lasting commitment. How can you plan for serial monogamy?
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