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  1. I wish I could just get away from study, structured lessons, teachers and the whole world. Forget about school and going to uni to achieve a degree, a piece of paper, that labels your intellectual ability. No paper can do that. No teacher will ever know the intricacies that can lie unknown in a human mind and no paper can be the canvas to those intricacies. But back to my point....Have a house and a beautiful family somewhere nice and quiet, and cook my heart out all day, bake cakes and pastries - pursuing a passion that I've always wanted to, read for myself and to my kids every night and wri
    9 points
  2. Al-Mufeed

    Marmulak

    (salam) It came to my attention that allot of people have never seen this cinematic masterpiece. Marmulak (iranian for lizard) - is probably the best/funniest movie ever made. If you havn't seen it you must watch it. It's about a thief who steals the clothes of a scholar to escape prison - with really really funny results. Here is the film in its original farsi - in good quality/ with english subtitles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLt98jS5vEE
    6 points
  3. Kamranistan

    Hate For Syeds

    (salam) As a syed you should never 'expect' or 'demand' respect. If you get it then masha'Allah at the person, who is just respecting the prophets (sawa) blood. No more no less. It's not complicated nor is it a real issue. Respect for the prophet's (sawa) blood is all it should be. Syed's aren't superior automatically in aamal or anything, that's ridiculous. I've never encountered hate if i'm honest. My uncle encountered syed hating in syria but that's obvious as to why. So alialiali i don't really know what you are talking about in all honesty. Let's stop over-complicating Islam at every opp
    6 points
  4. Err, say what..? Before you throw something like that out there and give people the impression that we actually have hadiths that say that, shouldn't you tell them the context is that `Ali b. Haska was claiming such heretical teachings, and that the section in al-Kashshi is there with the Imam's response rejecting it when asked about it? For example, for those who can't read the Arabic: حدثني الحسين بن الحسن بن بندار القمي، قال حدثنا سهل بن زياد الآدمي، قال، : كتب بعض أصحابنا إلى أبي الحسن العسكري (عليه السلام) جعلت فداك يا سيدي إن علي بن حسكة يدعي أنه من أوليائك، و أنك أنت الأول القديم، و
    6 points
  5. .:: how I wish I lived in a Shiite country near an imam ::. Inshallah Soon
    5 points
  6. Love this recitation And this
    4 points
  7. ^ its obviously the issue. You arn't married and you are suffering (clearly). We all hope you get married soon - every one wants to see you happy inshaAllah. I think people are tired of your constant rants about your depression from not being married - and want to see you get married and be happy. Here is the problem you are producing for your self, you are saying that education is not an issue - but you are making it the biggest burden for your marriage - you are limiting your self to only people of a certain education background - and then after that you are looking at their religious qualif
    4 points
  8. Thanks MacIsaac for bursting another clear tadlees (deception) from this man.
    4 points
  9. Islam doesnt get "adapted to society" ...islam itself is a culture and civilization and society
    4 points
  10. June tomorrow...time goes by so fast.
    4 points
  11. (salam) As some of you already know, a project I've been working on lately is to compile/compose a new tafsir in the English language, something I've long felt we stand in need of (so time for me to stop complaining and do something about it..) Minus some explanatory notes I have put in here and there, it is largely a compilation of some very early tafsirs and hadiths that appertain to the suras/ayat, selected from and compiled together and then translated into English. I've given it the name of Tafsir at-Tashayyu` http://www.*******.org/tafsir/tashayyu So, the purpose of this thread is twof
    3 points
  12. http://ahlulakhlaq.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/470/
    3 points
  13. I agree. In my case, my desired career only requires a bit more than an undergraduate degree. I may get a Masters "just because", but grad school, masters, and a PhD means I won't be done school until I'm 30 or so. The thought of that doesn't quite interest me - I'd much rather get my desired career in my mid 20s and be married by then. If a woman rejects you on the basis that you don't have a PhD and sees the world in such a 2-dimensional light, then perhaps she's not worth it anyway.
    3 points
  14. Gettin maaaa haircut famalams
    3 points
  15. Yes, but don't let that stop you from id3aying 3ala qatar
    3 points
  16. Salams, The smartest man I know in the world, is my father - a man who has no degree (due to circumstances in his homeland, namely war). He worked in a semi-skilled job. We grew up in a very working-class family with a salary to match. Difficult when raising 5 kids in Sydney. What he brought to family life however was a wealth of knowledge in general.. let alone Islam, so much wisdom in his discussions, compassion for the 'the other' and a drive within us to be the best that we could possibly be .... whether that be getting a degree or being a mechanic. I feel like we all had such a 'rich' upb
    3 points
  17. Salam Alaykom Keep one thing on mind whenever you have problems : They are temporary It means that life itself is temporary and it's not worth thinking of the problems because we will end up dying at the end. Our final destination is death .. we should prepare for it To him we belong, to him we go back..therefore we must act according to what he wants .
    3 points
  18. Thumbs up. There's plenty of honest, religious people with good education and good jobs, without the PhD. There is a middle ground being ignored in this thread - people are comparing medical doctors to highschool drop outs. Yet I know many unmarried working men from all walks of life with masters degrees (not good enough?), or even undergraduate degrees (did I go there?). Some are lawyers, some are teachers, some are businessmen, construction workers, retail workers, software engineers, police officers, etc. People that make the world go round. If you just limit yourself to PhD medical student
    3 points
  19. He looks like a greasy used-car salesman
    3 points
  20. (bismillah) Even if homosexuality is a "natural process", as so many corrupt people in the west say it is, does that make it OK? Lets expand the theory a little - if people are "born" as homosexuals, people are also born as paedophiles, murderers, rapists - does that mean paedophilia, murdering and raping is OK? If so, then throw out the rule book, and let anyone do whatever they want. Being homosexual itself is not a sin in Islam, but acting on those urges is a sin, just like how having sex outside marriage is. Imam Amir ul Mu’mineen Ali [a] said: “If man perceived his death and its speed tow
    3 points
  21. إن شاء الله نحنو من المسلمون
    2 points
  22. ImAli

    Deceased Pets...

    I had one of those it was insane....it was like evil vampire hamster. It could jump and fly long distances and it had extremely long teeth....once it even bit my finger and it took an hour to make ti stop bleeding. Then I had to bring home the pet hamster for the school holidays because I volunteered to feed it on the vacation. They were in separate cages and my stupid friend came over and played with them...then she put both of them in the same cage and went home. I didn't know they were in the same cage and the next day when I woke up they were both dead and one of them had half of it's thro
    2 points
  23. ^^^^ Sis Mayada, I say you cook a Lebanese meal for your husband, lay out the table all nice with the most expensive plates you own, light scented candles and put some flowers in a vase. You should pop the question half way through dessert as you take his hand and place it in yours. Look up into his Lebanese eyes, and say in your broken english-arabic, " Habibi, I want our legacy to live on. Bady waldak ( I want your kids). We are slowly dying each day, and the time that goes we can never have back. I want to have children with you, so you can spend time with them, before you die of old age.
    2 points
  24. Guys, please. This is a decade old thread. People have moved on, married or divorce. Stop giving advice to people who are no longer with us today.
    2 points
  25. (bismillah) I believe they call someone a Kafir who rejects any of the 5 pillars or 6 pillars of Faith. We call someone a kafir if they deny any of the Dharuriyaat al-Deen (Necessities of the Religion): Wilayah, Salaah, Siyaam, Zakaah, Hajj Wilayah here doesn't necessarily mean narrow wilayah of Ahlulbayt [as], but the concept in general, which the Sunnis do not deny the wilayah of Allah [swt] and His Messenger [sawa] في امان الله
    2 points
  26. anyone else feeling a vacation? :(
    2 points
  27. "O our Lord! Surely You know what we hide and what we make public (declare), and nothing in the earth nor any thing in heaven is hidden from Allah:" [14:38]
    2 points
  28. Kismet110

    Hate For Syeds

    I'm a Sayyid but to be honest I've never felt victimised or discriminated against and nor have I ever used my heritage as a lever or method to gain favour. Someone posted on this forum couple of years ago a scan of an email he sent to a marja asking about respect to modern-day Sayyids and the response was that you should always have respect for the children of Ali (as) and Fatima (SA) regardless of how pious they are or not (if I can find the scan I'll post it up). The other strange thing is people who don't know assume Sayyids live in some state of luxury by dint of ancestry but this is far r
    2 points
  29. Guest

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    That's a very beautiful wish. You'll have it soon, just be patient and you will be rewarded insha'Allah!
    2 points
  30. Sis, only you can decide what is best for you, but if I were in your situation, I would do the following things: 1) Go to courthouse and file for divorce (not because you don't love him, but because he left you. It's the fact of it, and being attached to a man in a legal sense that has already left is only going to hurt you later on) 2) Cancel all amenities that cost money that are not essential (i.e. television) 3) I don't know what sort of bills you have to pay but if they are medical, call them up and request "charity service". Explain your situation and maybe they will forgive some or al
    2 points
  31. Al-Mufeed

    Hate For Syeds

    Honestly - as is evident to every one else you seem to have a very serious superiority complex. No - no one feels abused in any way for being syed - not on here and not in real life, unless you count the Nasabi policies through out history of killing syeds - other wise I don't know of any one (for any reason) who abuses or discriminates against syeds. I think you have a very serious problem with arrogance and superiority and you need to humble your self so that this disease in your soul will not cause you to receive divine punishment.
    2 points
  32. If they are going to propose to you in two years time then that’s a good news. It's a sign that they are thinking about furthering the relationship. Why doesn’t your parents like him or his family? Would your family be wiling to let you marry him in the next two years?
    2 points
  33. I'll give you a prize and a standing ovation.. that is worth alot more than anything.. I know.. I know you agree.. you don't even need to reply B) And how is SWAG anything to do with Spelling words :unsure:
    2 points
  34. I think this makes a very good rational for the slavery in the past. But in this days and age most countries in the world have already adopted the Geneva convention on how to deal with the Prisoners of War. It is no longer legal to treat the captured military personals as slaves.
    2 points
  35. Salaam sis, How did you decide if the man was RIGHT or not? I mean, what are your criteria for the right person? Maybe you should lower your standards.. I don't understand why all those degrees and pHD's etc. are such an important thing.. Knowledge is not only about this worldy knowledge we learn in the universities. I think knowledge of Islam and strong faith in Allah swt is the main and best thing to wish for. I'm also still studying in uni, but if I ever think myself to be to good to marry someone religious but not very high educated, than may Allah swt punish me. There are so many hadith
    2 points
  36. Replicant

    Who Is He?

    He is someone who is given far too much attention than he deserves.
    2 points
  37. So, what did the Muslims do for the Jews? By David J Wasserstein, May 24, 2012 Islam saved Jewry. This is an unpopular, discomforting claim in the modern world. But it is a historical truth. The argument for it is double. First, in 570 CE, when the Prophet Mohammad was born, the Jews and Judaism were on the way to oblivion. And second, the coming of Islam saved them, providing a new context in which they not only survived, but flourished, laying foundations for subsequent Jewish cultural prosperity - also in Christendom - through the medieval period into the modern world. By the fourth century
    2 points
  38. Subhanallah. I recognize you're writing this from a negative head space, so I'm trying to give some consideration of that as I read. But I don't think you comprehend how vain and superficial and lacking in perspective and humility that comes across. Re: education - if you've been that long in universities, one of the biggest lessons you should have learned there is that university is mostly a scam and that real education is in no way bound by those walls. (And I say this as someone with two of those stupid pieces of paper on my wall) As for influence, it is amazing how much of those sorts of g
    2 points
  39. Mabrook! here is the text of the ziyarat: http://www.ziaraat.org/kazim/kazim.php Here is a special salawat: http://www.ziaraat.org/kazim/salwat.php Lets all send as hadiyah to Imam (as), a surah fatiha and salawat. Allahumal'an qatalata Mohamed Taqi (as) !
    2 points
  40. What a complete waste of time. Any one who thinks homosexuality is acceptable in Islam - isnt even a muslim. I should put this thread in to the trash pit ....
    2 points
  41. "A perfect person is either a Prophet or an Imam. Everyone has both good qualities and bad qualities, but a good human being is one with an aggregate of good qualities."- my dad.
    2 points
  42. But his position is absolutely mainstream. We have mountains of evidence that the Qu'ran, Prophet, and aimmah tolerated the practice in their day given certain limits were respected. Therefore, there is no basis to argue that slavery in inherently incompatible with Islam, that it is NEVER allowable, etc. Obviously there are certain times and economic contexts where it is allowable. Now there is probably room to argue that this time, or the past few decades, is not a time where it is allowable, given other options to fulfill the roles that slavery played throughout history. But it remains that
    2 points
  43. (bismillah) Here's the way I see it. Shi'i scholars, and to an extent the traditional Sunni scholars (i.e. not Salafis), look at history as history and not hadith. `Ilm al-dirayah does not apply the same way to History like you like apply it to hadith. The problem with the Salafi approach to history is they look at history like muhaditththoon and not historians. The rudimentary system of asaneed is overly simplistic and may be useful and nice, but it is just that - simple and easily bent backwards to suit one's own desires [more so in that time period than now, but still]. The historian looks
    2 points
  44. No offence but this is really really bad advice. What in the world does that even mean "aiming high" ?? Islam is about submission to Allah - achieving a PHD is not an indication of any height of spirituality (which is what a human should be aiming for). This is exactly the type of mentality I spoke about - thinking your better than others because of a piece of paper, and that others are lower than you. With this type of mentality you will never find piece in your marriage nor in your soul.
    2 points
  45. asphyxiated

    Homosexual Muslims

    Homosexuality, like heterosexuality and bisexuality, is an act. To define one's entire ontological status--one's entire being in this world--around sexual acts is a disservice to yourself and mankind in general. Sexual activity is something humans partake in; there are studies that show "gay" men routinely have sex with women, before and after their first homosexual experience. Sexuality is one part of who we are; labeling yourself a homosexual or a heterosexual is quite odd. It is odd that people are willing to define their entire identity, ideology, political outlook, social status, dress co
    2 points
  46. “And Allah said: I am with the ones whose hearts are torn.” — Hadith Qudsi
    1 point
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