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  1. I do say that... I also garagle three times, rinse my nose three times, wash my face and arms twice, do the dhikr of wudhu. I also drink in three sips and say bismillah and Alhamdulilah at the beginning and end of each sip of water. I do everything with the right first, then the left, I do 7 takbeers I wash my feet with cold water after a bath I break my fast with dates and salt I plan on buying a miswak soon inshallah Today I learned about eating Barley bread So bro, don't judge, Lets revive the whole sunnah and not pick and choose.
    6 points
  2. Replicant

    Difference

    Both aim to follow Quran. Both aim to follow Sunnah. Where do we get explanation of the Quran and where do we get the sunnah from? Sunnis get it from Sahaba. Shias get it from Ahlulbayt (as), as we were told to. This factor branches into hundreds of other differences.
    4 points
  3. Abbas.

    Game Threads

    Salams Sorry folks, but all these game threads is a bit too much. One or two threads at a given time sounds reasonable. Having the entire page filled with them ruins the quality of this sub-forum and makes it boring. Thankyou for your understanding. Regards I
    3 points
  4. I was supposed to be napping right now, but saw this thread. Let me say this: you guys are ridiculous, and this thread makes me very happy to see that our lovely online community has such important matters to discuss as putting out "fake" sayyids. Congratulations because I was laughing for about a good 20 minutes as I read through this thread. A small piece to those of you who think you're math whizzes, I'm sure there's a community college nearby. Please go there and a take a revision math course. It really concerns me when you calculate the world population of sayyids and also come out with a total world population that's about 1000 times greater than what we have today via the same methods. Just a thought....
    3 points
  5. our master ali (as) said that the distance between a lie and the truth is 4 fingers, the distance between your ears and your eyes.
    3 points
  6. oi leave me out of this :angry: dont hate the playa, hate the game. im doing my duty by making an army for imam mahdi (atf). mashallah @ me
    2 points
  7. Salams I'll be blunt. If you search "Syed" on shiachat, you will find majority of topics criticising syeds. No doubt you'll find reasonable arguments in various posts but the popular trend of dissing syeds all the time does reflect Inferiority complex at an extreme level, mostly out of ignorance. I wonder if the Prophet P.b.u.H himself or one of the Immaculate Imams was amongst us, would we comment about their descendants like that so openly? Our fundamental teachings (of religion) don't allow us to be that disrespectful and unfair/biased towards any innocent human being. Arn't we hypocrites for criticising the west when it uses the word 'terrorist' to refer to muslims, yet we establish similar prejudices against the entire progency of the Prophet? - Food for thought. Fi-Amanillah
    2 points
  8. Usual hatchet job by someone who couldn't/didn't/won't start up their own channel. Though you lose the will to live going through it. Why can't Urdu speakers just get to the point? To his credit he does give his own personal details for anyone who wants to take up the matter with him. My approach to these channels is: 1. Do I/my family get value from their programming? 2. How can I return some of that value to them in order to let them continue? Their corporate governance structure and other aspects of their business set-up, is really their business and ultimately between them, the legal authorities in the UK and God.
    2 points
  9. I think the Deebler has earned his right. He's learned from his strengths and weaknesses. Compared to many mods, he's full of life and energy :) He brings excitement to the table and discussions.
    2 points
  10. وَنُرِيدُ أَن نَّمُنَّ عَلَى الَّذِينَ اسْتُضْعِفُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَنَجْعَلَهُمْ أَئِمَّةً وَنَجْعَلَهُمُ الْوَارِثِينَ
    2 points
  11. irakiya_shi3iya

    dont wear niqab!

    hi, i just wanted to tell you this story i had read on the net some time ago... this girl who wanted to wear niqab went into the hijab shop to see the niqabs... when she was asking the shop lady, she said what are the different types of niqabs is there because i want to start wearing it. the lady answered her why do you want to wear niqab? youre not pretty... the girl was shocked and stood aside, whilst the other costumer came in to buy a niqab... and the lady (shop advisor) was like mashallah, why do you want to wear niqab? but you are so beautiful, why do you want to hide that beauty from people? i think that was really harsh n was shocked!! (but funny at the same time!)
    1 point
  12. shoelace

    Cranky Old Man.

    (bismillah) When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through his meagre possessions, they found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital. One nurse took her copy to Melbourne. The old man's sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas editions of magazines around the country and appearing in mags for Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been made based on his simple, but eloquent, poem. And this old man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this 'anonymous' poem winging across the Internet. Cranky Old Man What do you see nurses? . . . . .What do you see? What are you thinking . . . . . when you're looking at me? A cranky old man, . . . .. .not very wise, Uncertain of habit .. . . . . . . . with faraway eyes? Who dribbles his food ... . .. . . . . and makes no reply. When you say in a loud voice . . . . .. 'I do wish you'd try!' Who seems not to notice . . . . .the things that you do. And forever is losing . . . . . . . . . . A sock or shoe? Who, resisting or not .. . . . . . . . . . . lets you do as you will, With bathing and feeding . . . . . .The long day to fill? Is that what you're thinking? . . . . . . Is that what you see? Then open your eyes, nurse . . . . . . you're not looking at me. I'll tell you who I am . . . . . . . As I sit here so still, As I do at your bidding, . . . . . . as I eat at your will. I'm a small child of Ten . . . . . . . with a father and mother, Brothers and sisters .. . . . . . . . who love one another A young boy of Sixteen . . . . . with wings on his feet Dreaming that soon now . . . . ... ... . a lover he'll meet A groom soon at Twenty . . . . ... . . my heart gives a leap. Remembering, the vows .. . . . . . that I promised to keep. At Twenty-Five, now . . . . . ... . I have young of my own. Who need me to guide . . . . And a secure happy home. A man of Thirty . . . . . . . . . My young now grown fast, Bound to each other . . . . . . . With ties that should last. At Forty, my young sons .. . . . . have grown and are gone, But my woman is beside me . . . . . . . to see I don't mourn. At Fifty, once more, . . ... . . . ..Babies play 'round my knee, Again, we know children . . . . . . . My loved one and me. Dark days are upon me . . . . . . ... . My wife is now dead. I look at the future ... .. . . . . . . . . . . . I shudder with dread. For my young are all rearing . . . . . . young of their own. And I think of the years . . .. .. . . . And the love that I've known. I'm now an old man . . . . .. . . . and nature is cruel. It's jest to make old age . . . . .. . . look like a fool. The body, it crumbles .. . . . ... . . . . .. grace and vigour, depart. There is now a stone .. . . . . .. . where I once had a heart. But inside this old carcass . . . .. A young man still dwells, And now and again . . . .. . . . my battered heart swells I remember the joys . . . . . . . . . .. . I remember the pain. And I'm loving and living . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . life over again. I think of the years . all too few . . .. . . . gone too fast. And accept the stark fact . . . . . . . . that nothing can last. So open your eyes, people . . . . . . . . open and see. Not a cranky old man . Look closer . . . . see . .. . . .... . ME!! Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within ... . . . we will all, one day, be there, too! PLEASE SHARE THIS POEM, The best and most beautiful things of this world can't be seen or touched. They must be felt by the heart.
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  13. Hijab is wajib so you shouldn't even for a split second think of not making her wear the hijab at an early age. Usually, children want to imitate their parents actions and copy them. One day when you're wearing the hijab you should tell your daughter to come and see you wear it and by doing this she'll want to be just like you and wear it. Tell her the benefits of it etc. Also, a child's surroundings have a major impact in their life so as she grows older you should make sure she has good, practicing friends who will lead her in the right path. In addition, when your daughter starts wearing the hijab have a little party for her, give her a new hijab and a prayer mat etc. Make her feel special and constantly encourage and praise her for wearing it. By doing all these things she won't start resenting wearing the hijab. In order for her to maintain it and not let her go astray you have you raise her to be a true lover of the Ahlul Bayt (as). If a person understands the true essence of hijab then they'll be fine Inshallah. You have to do what is wajib upon you, guide your children by telling them what actions are haram etc. When they grow older they are responsible for their own actions. EDIT: At a young age you shouldn't give them a choice. Be firm.
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  14. I do not know any scholars personally and therefore I will not be able to invite one here. How about you take it upon your self, as a personal quest, as it should be to find and speak to various scholars regarding the issues you have. If possible of the highest level, not just one, but as many as you can get in touch with. Go as far as you can before you draw your conclusion. Deciding what you have based on forum discussions is truely sad. And without trying to be disrespectful, if you used the same kind of logic that you used in your justification for using a forum rather than speaking with experts (scholars) then I don't even know where to begin. Reflect on your "justification" and "logic" for even a not-so-clever person like me can see an obvious flaw in what you mentioned in the past few post. Sorry if I offend you but that is the truth. WS
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  16. This is ridiculous. Now we're assuming that sayeds think they get part of blessings from durood. Come on, that's like saying that everyone who does sajdah near an alam is doing sajdah to the alam and not to Allah . Seriously, why is this a problem? I'm sure there are fake sayeds, so? Let them be, if they weren't actively involved in the lying that turned entire family into sayed, then they won't be held accountable for it. Each person goes to their own grave, no need to go around policing people who might seemingly be arrogant because of a misconception regarding pure blood. Everyone will get theirs on the Day of Judgment.
    1 point
  17. Salam, report to Admins... I guess these people need not be here. Shia Chat is here so we between us learn through discourse and discussions logically. Not that some of the moles come in and try to distract us from more meaningful conversations or try to confuse less knowledgeable brothers and sisters. (Ambrosechappel, MysticKnight, and Saima.Bukhari, please change your IDs or convert -lol, even if Admins don't take you out, apparently some of us are watching you and will be calling your bluff on every post of yours. Nothing personal, just don't think Iblees and his followers should be given an inch of leeway).
    1 point
  18. No offence but you either have no common sense or Allah has put a lock on your mind and you can't really see the truth. Accordign to you an individual in 700AD can only have 33 descendants today, that's 2.36 growth ratio in a 100 yrs, in other words you should only have one relative alive now in this whole world.
    1 point
  19. well if they dont know your phone number, they dont know everything about you do they... you answerd your own question :dry: (bismillah)
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  20. Ambrosechappel, MysticKnight, and Saima.Bukhari - you three either seem to me are one person or from one group. Some of your beliefs are really deviant (Admins can see your posts and I believe can track from your IPs etc), so I won't reply on your comments trying to deviate others. Most of what you have written also looks like some copy paste from old discussions. I was following your pattern of discussion and It was interesting to note how you guys flare up a discussion and then insert a deviant concept of Jewish or Wahabi or Christian thought here and there. If you think most of the chat members are as gullible as Wahabis are, then you are most likely mistaken. We are Shia and are not idiots. I've seen similar discussions like yours on another forum infested by some Jewish theology students pretending as Shia Muslims. Ambrosechappel, MysticKnight, and Saima.Bukhari - BTW my tax dollars hard at work - teaching Jewish theology students about Shia Islam in Z universities of occupied Quds. Guys you are still way far behind in making Shias confuse. It works only on leaderless nations. To misguide Shia, you will need to inter into the Shia howzas, there you will need to prove your mettle both in knowledge and eiman. You will get check mated one way or the other. <my little conspiracy theory>
    1 point
  21. Ruq

    Game Threads

    Theres some sort of implied unwholesomeness that prevents me from visiting the trash pit =( i miss the 3 word story game
    1 point
  22. It's not just your opinion, a number of polls have shown that in a head to head, Ron Paul is the only GOP candidate that can seriously challenge Obama. Harris Poll: If Ron Paul Won GOP Nomination, He Would Split Vote With Obama http://www.thestatecolumn.com/capitol/harris-poll-if-ron-paul-won-gop-nomination-he-would-split-vote-with-obama/#ixzz1TFk498Zd Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41% - Rasmussen Reports http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/election_2012_barack_obama_42_ron_paul_41 CNN Poll: Ron Paul Stands Best Chance Against Obama http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/7382-cnn-poll-ron-paul-stands-best-chance-against-obama
    1 point
  23. Guest

    Would Like To Be Upgraded To Mod

    If Deeebo becomes Mods, so shall I. We need more Lebanese control. :P
    1 point
  24. Replicant

    The Throne Of Allah

    (wasalam) There's a whole chapter on this in Kitab al-Tawhid by Sheikh Saduq (which you can buy in English). When I get time, I'll try and post some hadiths in that book, insh'Allah (unless someone beats me to it).
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  25. Allahuma saly ala mohamed wa all muhamed This is my first post in this blessed forum Thank you for writing this topic Well The Prophet (pbuh)said: Come, I may write for you a document; you would not go astray after that !!! so as a believer you know some few very important things: 1- This is an order of God, The Prophet (pbuh) never talk his opinion or nonsens. God says in holy Quran: ((Nor does he speak from [his own] inclination(3) It is not but a revelation revealed (4))). Surat An-Najm. Every thing what The Prophet (pbuh) say and do is sunna from God. 2- In Order of God he (pbuh) wanted to right a document to not go astray after that 3- The prophet (pbuh) has the right like everyone before he die to write a testament Umar did here some huge violations !! 1- Umar denied what God wants 2- Umar denied what The Prophet (pbuh) wanted to write in order of God 3- Umar denied the Holey Quran too because God said in Quran: ((O you who have believed, obey Allah and His Messenger and do not turn from him while you hear [his order] (20).)) Surat Al-'Anfal 4- Umar didn't give The Prophet (pbuh) the right to write the testament Umar continued his violations 5- Umar said: He (pbuh) is deeply afflicted with pain/seriously ill and in other hadith he said he (pbuh) talk nonsense... how could a believer say such things to the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) ??!! 6- Umar said: You have the Qur'an with you. The Book of Allah is sufficient for us... so he denied the sunna/hadith and hold the Holy Quran which he denied what Holy Quran said about ((O you who have believed, obey Allah and His Messenger and do not turn from him while you hear [his order] (20).)) Surat Al-'Anfal !! 7- Umar began to dispute in the presence of Allah's Messenger (pbuh) and it is again.... against the Holey Quran: ((O you who have believed, do not raise your voices above the voice of the Prophet or be loud to him in speech like the loudness of some of you to others, lest your deeds become worthless while you perceive not.(2)) Surat Al-Hujurat The reaction of The Prophet (pbuh) was clear that Umar did here a huge violations by chasing them out !!! So The Prophet (pbuh) wanted to write a document to not go astray after that and Umar choose the opposite.. to go astray !!! so the quistion is: when you (sunni or wahabi) are there in that moment.... with which group you will be .... with The Prophet (pbuh) or with Umar?? Time to think...
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  26. I think alot of them are either mislead by an ancestor who was a liar or they are a liar. I noticed there is one area of the world in particular that seems to have a bottomless pit of "syeds" and I don't think there is any way that there are that MANY.
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  27. It is surprising to see how the Shia brothers are haunted with the idea of 12 successors. They think it a clear proof of Imamate. My question is when the ithna ashariya chose to stop their number of Imams at 12, were these Hadiths not known then. Of course they were. So why make so much noise about the number of Shia Imams to be 12. Just try to visualize the time when this all was happening. (1)These Hadiths were known already, (Keep in mind that other Shia sects did not believe in 12 Imams - they were all Shia sects and they all believed in the Imamate of Ali, so all arguments which Ithna Ashariya have about Shia/Sunni divide were upheld by these sects too; they were more than 100 in number at that time!! and are not considered righteous Shia by Ithna Ashariya),(2) the very basis on which the concept was founded had already failed; Abbassids had established their rule after the fall of Umayyads and there was no chance left that the Shia Imams could attain the rulership and in reality they never tried to get it after Hussain®,(4)Shias had already started to get power and reached the governing circles even as high as to Prime Minister, so remaining Shia and being in the government were not compatible and therefore idea of a hidden Imam was necessary to float as physical absence of an Imam would allow one to be in the government and in fact any opposition to government without the Imam's consent would be considered wrong; see how clever was the idea of hiding the Imam(5)11th Imam left without an offspring All these factors brought Ithna Ashariya to the decision of creating an apocryphal 12th Imam and stop the number at 12 and now their followers are seen boasting about the number 12 and using these hadiths to validate their point. Let me establish another argument here. Any prophesy is considered proven when the events foretold in it physically happen in reality. The events must be physically and and rationally proven facts, not a part of any mystery or faith. Ithna Ashariya faith doesn't qualify for the 12 successors hadith as they are unable to prove the presence of the 12th Imam to begin with. So the prophesy that they so vehemently talk about is of no use to them as it has not yet been proven by observation. That Shia religion is based on nothing but vague Hadith and verses of Quran is a know fact. Please tell me one thing, Shia brothers use this hadith to prove their religion and base their faith on it as it has already been proven. Tell me on what basis did the Shias of times of the Imams found their belief when there were a lot of other Imams of Ahlulbayt in line. On what basis did the then Ithna Ashariya consider their Imams to be true when their number had not yet reached 12? I hope the readers know that at that time there were more than 100 Shia sects proclaiming a different line of Imams and always at loggerheads on this issue with each other. What criteria did these people have at that time to measure the truth of their faith. There are hadith about 12 hypocrites in this Ummah, How can we be sure about who these hypocrites are. Now if someone claims to have a set of these 12 hypocrites and start boasting about this and asking other sects where their set of hypocrites is and in absence of it start making fun of them. Is that logical. There are hadith that there is one mujaddid in every century but does anyone know for sure who these mujaddids are all through these 14 centuries and imagine someone bringing a set of such self declared mujaddids and saying this is my set , where is yours? Would it not sound stupid to Shia brothers. If it would they should think about the issue of 12 successors in the same way and stop using vague hadiths to validate their faith.
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  28. hahaha yeahh so ''WE feel good'' tarararar :lol: :D
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  29. (bismillah) (salam) May Allah include you amongst the sincere! I too keep knocking on Imam's door... Hoping I'd be accepted as his helper... The greatest loss, of which i'm soo afraid, is that Imam (a) would rise and i would find myself in my home... Knowing that I didn't reach my Imam and thus per hadith would die in ignorance... Hope Allah protects me from being a failure like the Kufans towards Imam Husain Úáíå ÇáÓáÇã. O Allah! and provide joy to Your Prophet Mohammed (sal) by his vision and (the vision of) the one who follows him on his call and have mercy on our poverty after his arrival O Allah remove his sorrow (of occultation) from this nation with his presence and hasten for us his reappearance. They (the disbelievers) consider it to be distant while we consider it to be near. For the sake of Your mercy, O the most Merciful of all Mercifuls. Hasten! Hasten! O my Master, O Master of the era. - Du'a Ahad ma'a salama, Ihsaan Isa al Masih Úáíå ÇáÓáÇã
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  30. Threading beards? And for the love of god, leave the eyebrow plucking/threading to the drag queens.
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  31. He who loves Ali is not secluded nor hidden You look in his eyes, you see Ali's love is ridden You look at his skin, it's like 'O' Ali' is written And clear to him is the allowed and the forbidden YA ALI (as)
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  32. I have been very sensitive and responsive to the Syrian situation from the very outset. The reason for it is because I have seen and experienced firsthand the horror these salafists unleash upon people. The ONLY WAY out is to exterminate them all like pests because they are like pests that destroy any environment that they find themselves in. My prayers for the people of the region in general and the Syrians in particular. May God bless Syria and bring a peaceful end to this ugly salafi reality. Dogs have four legs, horses have four legs. Hence Dogs = Horses. Thats your entire logic. Assad invests in Syrian economy and that economy has seen growth during his term. Due to his economic policies today both Syria and Syrians are better off than they were 10 years ago. Mubarak invests in foreign economies and has strangled the Egyptian economy to the point of choking. Egyptians are worse off today than they were 10 years ago. Mubarak had leased the entire Egypt and Egyptian people's destiny to the Israeli foreign policy. THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE. Assad houses the Palestinian resistance and is of immense help to Hezbollah- another resistance group. Mubarak builds steel walls to prevent Gazans from honor and dignity. THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE. Assad's actions, if successful, would make for a better future in the region by evening out the balance of power vis-a-vis Israel. Mubarak's action, if successful, would have leased the future of entire region in favor of Israel. I dont like Hezbollah because they are Shia or hate Israel because they are Jews. I dont like Assad because he is pro-Iran or hate Mubarak for being anti-Iran. I like Hezbollah or Assad because their actions and paths would make for a better future for my children and my children's children. I hate the latter because their actions would make for a future that would resemble much what we have today where one people rule and oppress other people with ABSOLUTE power. I
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  33. It's to stop people from wearing this:
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  34. Jay

    Niqab Law Change In Australia

    Not all scholars have that view. I'm pretty sure Al-Koei (r.a) made it obligatory. Furthermore, not all Muslim schools uphold this view (Although Idc about Salafis, their voice still emits sound. It's not like were only addressing Shi'ism).
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  35. I do not trust people wearing face veil. I feel people wearing face veil are trying to hide something and probably have no good intentions. They are a threat against our civilised society. So I think it should be forbidden. E.g. it would be a lot easier for the police to identify bank robbers if they were not allowed to wear face veil.
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  36. This is about Australian law. Australia has female police officers. Why are you penny pinching anyway? I know that in America everybody is obsessed with money because there's no universal healthcare or comprehensive unemployment benefits but please believe me when I tell you that, in fact, dignity is more important than money.
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  37. True, the Shia and other religions in general had it better in India than any other Muslim-ruled lands with the exception of Muslim Iberia. The persecution in Muslim mainlands like Arabia and Persia led to the mass exodus of minorities to India notably the Shia. No wonder that the undivided India was, and is, home to the followers of almost every major and minor religion and sect. The pluralist policy favoured by Muslim rulers of India was directly due to the necessity of ruling an overwhelmingly non-Muslim country. It also produced favourable conditions for the so called heterodox Islamic sects. For example Sufis were periodically rounded up and executed in Arab lands and Persia. Whereas in India they found a safe place to live. Though Mughals in general maintained religious pluralism, achieving its height in the reign of Akbar, some of them were narrow minded bigots who tried to impose their own sectarian views on those who did not conform. The case in point is Aurangzeb. He was anti-Hindu and anti-Shia. He also killed Sikh gurus. So all was not well in Muslim ruled India before the British appeared on the scene. As for powerful Shia families and their influence, yes, there were prominent figures who influenced the policies of the state and in some cases had their own independent kindgoms/principalities. The Golkanda state, Awadh and Tipu Sultan's Mysore state are examples. Putting that in context of post-independence Pakistan, the powerful Shia families have not, do not, in any meaningful way affected the policies of the country by virtue of their sectarian affiliations. It was and is just plain politics, be it the Shia founder Jinnah, Socialism minded Bhutto, or corruption-mill Zardari.
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  38. "Allah Hafiz" is perfectly well for what it means and stands for. However, in our local cultural milieu, this term for "good bye" doesn't exist. "Allah Hafiz" is corrupted in the sense that it was formulated and popularised as a corrective to "Khuda Hafiz" accompanied with the nonsensical argument that calling Allah as "Khuda" is reminiscent of pre-Islamic Persia, and therefore should be avoided. This argument originated in the framework of larger Arabisation that some sections of Pakistanis propagated. Due to this reason it is imperative that those who oppose this Arabisation of our society should reject "Allah Hafiz". Just as you have "Ma salama" in Arabic for "good bye", we have "Khuda Hafiz". How would you feel if your Arabic good bye was to be replaced with a Syriac term for it? What if tomorrow some Maronites want to resurrect Syriac from the dead and try to make it a modern language (just like Jews did in Palestine with Hebrew) in order to replace Arabic in Lebanon? Even if Syriac equivalent of "Ma salama" is perfectly fine, I don't think you'd be amenable to use it. We have another local terms for "good bye" like "Rabb Raakha" in Punjabi. In this case, the term "Rabb" is Arabic in origin and you know what it means. Yet I have absolutely no problem as it has come naturally to Punjabi tradition over centuries and not forced down the throats of people against local vernacular trends.
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  39. Brother Ali, Walekum as Salam and Maula Ali (as) Madad, Guidance comes from Allah. Maybe someday you will see the light. In the mean time keep doing good and keep away from sins. Wishing you all the best. WS
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  40. (bismillah) (salam) sister, reading ur posts in this thread make me soo sooo happy. Inshallah, May Allah reward you for your sincererity to please Him and may you continue to grow in your Imaan and Taaqwa. Allahuma Salli Ala Muhammadin Wale Muhammad (wasalam)
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  41. (bismillah) (salam) oh yes... that man that you remember with that awesome Akhlak... that was probably me! Me? .... beautiful?.......well thank u .... yes I am.... you dont lie! (wasalam)
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  42. (salam) This is no nice that you have a pure intention :) Whenever I see a niqabi in the street , I always say saalam and smile . However, I don't know if they smile back,because i can't see their mouth . So if you live in the West,it's important to smile to non-muslims to show a real Image of Islam. I wouldn't recommend you wearing it if you live in the west . Hence , if you live in the Est , i'd recommend it . They are all muslims ,everybody would understand and you can please your raab perfectly =)
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  43. (salam) When she was about to take it off I was thinking "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO..." but then I see that.. SOOOOO smart!!!!
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  44. I didn't ask if it "makes sense" to you or others. And if you think that following this particular system gets you out of all possible quagmires, you're very mistaken in your assumption. I asked, show me where in the ahadith themselves such a system being taught? Isn't the very nature of bid`a to be adding to our religion something that doesn't come from the source?
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  45. (wasalam) Yes, I was also thinking of the first verse. However, note what it says. If a fasiq comes to you with report, look into it. It does not say to reject it out of hand. This is completely different from what you are suggesting with regards to isnads wherein the report of a fasiq (or not even a fasiq, even just someone who doesn't have praise or criticism recorded of them in very specific books) is rejected out of hand regardless of its contents. Also, have you actually seen any authentic tafsir from the Imams (as) wherein they explained that this verse was meant to be understood in the context you are applying it to? Are you familiar with the sabab an-nuzul in regards to this ayat? In fact, can you point me to _any_ authentic hadiths wherein the Imams (as) themselves instruct us to follow this system you (and so many others) are advocating? If you can't find any, doesn't it seem strange to you that our faith would somehow be hinging on something they didn't leave us clear instructions on? Isn't it odd that it took centuries after the ghayba (i.e. around the time of Ibn Tawus and `Allama Hilli) for this developed system of diraya to even make an appearance in our madhhab? What does that say about its validity to you?
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  46. Niqab is not wajib as far as i knw.....but is diffinately mustahab. Once Maulana Sadik Hassan has said in one of this majilies....that ppl often come n ask him on this issue. He very politely said,that the episode of Karbala alone is enough for people to learn the way of life,as in this issue he said,when the chadors of the Bibis were pulled by the army of Yazid n they had to walk down the streets of Sham.All the bibis had covered their faces with their hair.Thats the way they"tired" to maintain their hijab. :cry: As time passes Islam does have sum concession in the rules so that ppl atleast try n obey the "minimum" Well niqab is again one's personal wish,thou it is mustabah. I use to wear niqab back in saudi....coz the environment.But here is UAE i feel safe n secured even with the normal hijab.
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  47. This was posted by brother inshaAllah in another thread: Assalam u alaikum. Could you please assist me in answering the following questions as soon as possible. 1) Did Syeda Fatima Zahra a.s & her daughters cover their faces in front of non-mahrams ? 2) Did the wives of our Prophet P.B.U.H cover their faces in front of non-mehrams? ( during the life of the Prophet P.B.U.H ) 3) Based on the answers of 1) & 2) , is it a valuable or desirable act for the muslim womens & especially Syed womens to follow the sunnah of Syeda Fatima Zahra a.s and Her daughters unless there is any situation stopping them to do so ? ANSWER: Sister Malika's translation: Translation: From what we have read while reviewing history, we've read that the Prophet's wives and the ahlul bait, including Sayeda Zahra (s) did cover their faces (face-veil). But through reading the traditions (ahadith), and the fatwas of the marja's they have all concluded that covering the hand and the face is not compulsory. W/salam. ========= I'm not sure whom the question was sent to though. Perhaps, it can be clarified with the brother. Though, it seems that the Ladies did used to cover their faces generally in the public. Although, there might be exceptions perhaps to emphasise on certain attributes of the Lady(ies) (SA). Personally I don't understand why there is so much negativity shown towards the face veil by the Muslim sisters themselves. I can understand this sentiment from non-Muslims, but Muslims? Even if it's not wajib, it's not haraam either. On the contrary, it's mustahab. If people don't want to wear it, it's their choice; but please don't make it out to be some kind of monster or something. It doesn't do much for Islam either except make matters worse. As for the member who gave the hajj argument, the rules for hajj are completely different from the rulings applied in general. A couple become non-mahram of each other at Hajj. Does this mean marriage is not a good thing or is not important?
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  48. Yes you probably did read that according to some marjas. Really I'm only concerned with what A. Sistani has to say about it and as a general rule he does not regard covering the face as wajib, particularly if it is regarded as lebase shuraa in some places i.e. if covering the face will draw negative attention to a lady. But he does say this A woman is allowed to keep her face and hands uncovered in the presence of a non-mahram man, provided that she does not fear of getting into a haram act, that the exposure of her face and hand does not cause men to gaze at her in a forbidden way, and that it does not give rise to immorality in general. Otherwise, it is obligatory on her to conceal [her face and hands], even from those who are mahram to her. So there are unusual circumstances when it becomes religious obligation to cover the face and hands, even infront of mahrams! But that women are required to make the judgement themselves for when that may be. So I would take it upon myself to wear niqab in a place where i am sure men and women would stare at me if i didn't. Or if I was in the company of some na-mahram that was making it obvious he was attracted to me. In that situation I'd just go someplace where I'm out of sight totally. I don't see it as an obligation to wear it in the UK for the negative attention it is likely to draw to me. But again, mustahab is different to wajib. There are many mustahab Islamic acts that we don't do, the extra effort puts us off. I think simply though, salafi men and women are more likley to view the niqab as wajib, whereas shias do not.
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  49. wa alaaykum salaam wr wb I hope you are well. Could you please post some reference about niqab being Sunnah of Bibi Fatima Zahra (as)? I had read she sometimes met people behind a screen, but like when she went to speak or when some visited, she might also uncover her face, so that even some companions reported a description of her face in the traditions. Also, do you have hadith from the Prophet (saw) recommending to women to cover their face? The ones I read said from him to cover everything but hands and face. I am aware the the ruling of Sayyid Khoei was to cover face, but as obligatory precaution. The ruling of Sayyid Sistani is that she is obliged to if she lives in a place or situation where to not do so would be bad for her or Islam - and same in the reverse - that if wearing it would damage reputation of Islam because people where she lives don't understand it, he said then she can't wear niqab there. It seems that it was not emphasized in the Iranian revolution either, perhaps there is a reason for that, I don't know.
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  50. I am generalizing and no its not requried but it is recommended so why dont we see a majority of shias wearing the niqab? Atleast in the Muslim countries, atleast where it is easy to wear it like when going to a mosque or someone house or something.
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