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  1. (salam) Here's a video, relatively HD, of Salaatul Fajr being recited from the haram of 'Imaam al Hussain (as). I love the qunoot the shaykh recites.
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  2. (bismillah) Sallam Alykum, I hope everyone is doing well and is ready for Shahr Ramadan, inshAllah! I was asked to explain Shia Islam on Tumblr and all the misconceptions that people have on Shia Muslims. So I decided to put together the answer in a "book" format explaining topics such as intercession, mut'ah, grave worshiping, Abdullah ibn Saba', among other topics. If you are interested in reading it and commenting on it either saying you like it or hate it or have suggestions on how to improve it - please do so!=] You can read it online or download the PDF at www.scribd.com/doc/100116706/Shia-Islam-Misunderstood Note: I will be working on a "2nd Edition" and adding topics such as Karbala, Imam Mahdi Úáíå ÇáÓáÇã, and Abu Talib. If you have more ideas please let me know!
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  3. Kind of like animated avatar pics and signatures eh?
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  4. Abu't Tufayl was a companion of the Prophet (pbuh) and a close companion of `Ali (as), and yet we know from Sunni rijal books that he believed in rafdh (rejection of the Caliphs), raj`a (return Ahl al-Bayt), ghayba (occultation), and other concepts that were definitely not invented 300 years after the Prophet. It's a matter of academic honesty that these issues are dealt with carefully. How could the concept of occultation have been created after Hasan al-`Askari (as) if much earlier sects like the Kaysaniyya, Mubarakiyya, Fat`hiyya, Waqifiyya, and many others believed in it? Just because the concept exists outside of the major Sunni books, it does not mean it is false - the compilers of these books after all were fallible and never claimed their books were all-inclusive of the entire religion. But nonetheless there are implicit proofs of ghayba in the Sunni hadiths. For example, the Prophet (pbuh) said there will always a Caliph from Quraysh, even if only two people are on Earth. Who is the Qurayshi Caliph today if he is not in ghayba? There is a mutawatir hadith talking about 12 Caliphs between the Prophet and Judgment Day. How could there be 12 people in 1400 years, unless one lived very long? The Sunnis believe Dajjal, an enemy of Allah, has been alive since the time of the Prophet or before, why then would it be strange that Allah extends the life of one of His servants? They also say the Mahdi's affair will be prepared in just one night, which means there are already miracles related to time attributed to the Mahdi. In the end, it is a difference between our hadiths vs. theirs. There is no middle road in this topic; either believe what the Imams (as) said about the Mahdi or do not. As for the link SD posted, I will be adding more ahadith in that chapter very soon.
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  5. (bismillah) after a long wait and struggle finally the days have came when I can say I am completely self dependent and self employed :D from next week things will start changing for me :D it took lots of sweat,blood and tears to finally succeeding in arranging a full fledge business. your dua and well wishes are needed. LOVE YOU ALL AND THANX FOR ALL YOUR HELP IN MY HARD TIME.
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  6. You're worried about getting married because you're too smart? :wub: That's preposterous.
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  7. So.. in topic after topic you've created, you've taken it upon yourself to go after others, leaving no leaf unturned to condemn those Shi`as who you for whatever reason dislike, but now can't take a little mild jibing being sent your way..?
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  8. ..if yoda doesnt know it, i dont know who else will.
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  9. What a way to start your life together. A celebration financed through fraud and deception. Any other great plans?
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  10. (bismillah) (salam) Very good news, may Allah s.w.t continue to grant you more rizq and prosperity & success in this life and the Hereafter. Please remember your brothers who are yet to become employed as well, and make dua for them too.
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  11. "O you who believe! Be patient (persevere through what befalls you in the world, in God’s cause); encourage each other to patience, vying in it with one another and outdoing all others in it; and observe your duties to God in solidarity, and keep from disobedience to God in due reverence for Him and piety, so that you may prosper (in both worlds)!" Quran 3:200
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  12. You really need some help with basic Math. World Muslim Population is 1.6 Billion, Shia population after calculation is 190,000,000 million. So the sunni population is 1.4 B. So, technically Allah's hand of protection is over Christianity (2.5 billion) and then Nonreligious/Atheism (1.5 billion). Damn you are so stupid its amazing. Sad Atheism is beating sunnism (arent you going to gloat on that?) Allah Akbar?
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  13. Just like the English introduced cricket to India, they also introduced it to Australia, and being Australian born of Lebanese decant means that you would of been exposed to a massive amount of cricket, since you can't watch any sport in an Australian summer, without seeing cricket all over the TV, besides, its a fun game to play with your mates at the park or the backyard or in the back lane, which i spent allot of my growing up life doing..my favorite 2 teams were always the west indies or Pakistan.
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  14. (bismillah) Sure, they are okay with it. Now, if you could just do us one favor and ask them or their representatives to give us 1 mu`tabar without doubt narration that the Imams [as] allowed/acted upon this practice. That way, we can be made to shut up and take our "wahabism" else where. Tafaseer that is not from the Imam [as] is always disputable and not hujjah, by the way. A proof from the authorities that is not up for interpretation. Thanks في امان الله PS: If you tell us to do it ourselves, you're just going to keep hearing us go on and on and do da`wah of our "wahabi" ideas. Also, emailing them won't suffice as they don't care to answer such questions usually (Maraji` offices...except Fadhlallah ironically). So you better just find a Shaykh who is familiar with the sources (which is also doubtful and difficult to find) to just give you the answer. Bittawfeeq inshaa'Allah.
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  15. whats that supposed to mean?
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  16. (bismillah) (salam) to all my bros and sis. InshaAllah you are all in the best of health and imaan. Relation of Father and Daughter in Islam Amongst the many family dynamics issues that the Muslim community is beginning to address, one of the least-discussed subjects remains that of father-daughter relationships. In the Muslim community especially, this is an issue which has been overlooked, ignored, and generally treated with a sense of discomfort. Particularly amongst immigrant families, the relationship between a father and his daughter(s) is often a distant one; girls are encouraged to spend the most of their time with their mothers and other womenfolk. A girl might be “Daddy’s Little Princess” as a baby, a toddler, a child, but as she grows closer to puberty she will often find herself left at home instead of taken to the Masjid, attention deflected from her and turned towards her brothers instead (if she has any). Unfortunately, this is a practice which has extremely negative repercussions… for the fathers, the daughters, and indeed the Ummah at large. Psychologists refer to father-daughter relationships as having an importance too often overlooked, despite the incredible impact that it has on both parties. Indeed, much of the time the effect of this relationship isn’t even noticed until much later in life, when patterns have already been set and are unlikely to change. The role of a father in his daughter’s life is pivotal: he is the first man in her life; the one who teaches her what he, a male, thinks of her, a female; and thus shapes her sense of self-worth in the eyes of other men; the one whose behaviour and mannerisms will influence her mental image of “the perfect man” and her choice of life partner (i.e. husband). In Islam as well as in psychology, the father is meant to be the daughter’s guardian, protecting her from harm, teaching her life skills and strong values. Yet despite all this, far too many fathers play a distant, secondary role in their daughter’s lives. There is a misconception that a father is merely the breadwinner, the supporter of the household, that his role is primarily that of financial provider rather than nurturer. After all, isn’t it the mother’s job to raise the children? Isn’t it the mother’s job to teach her daughters what it is to be a girl, a woman? Yes, it is – but the mother is not a child’s only parent. She is equally the man’s progeny. His genes are present in her DNA, his flesh and blood are hers. When she looks at him, he is seeing a part of himself; in her behaviour is a reflection of his own attitude and mannerisms. How then can any father willingly minimize his role in his daughter’s life? Suggestions please Ultimately, i was wondering on behalf of my dearest friend, what can she do to improve her relationship with her father. Her father is short tempered, and gives greater attention to his sons. What are some ways in which I can help her. i.e what duas can i suggest to her that can improve her bond with her father. Also, what are some ways in which she can undo the errors that has inevitably occurred between my friend and her father. She wants to do what ever it takes to make her father appreciate her presence in his life. Moreover, she has become very sensitive due to their negative bond. She is taking her fathers put downs and harsh comments to heart, and this is effecting her mental health. Please make dua for her to improve her bond with her father, inshAllah. Mistakes Fathers Make · Not being actively involved from the beginning (birth). Hold your daughter. Carry her. Change her diapers. You can’t expect to develop a bond between yourself and your child if you don’t make the effort to create it. · Distancing yourself from her as she grows older. Girls become women. They change physically. It’s a fact of life, get used to it. Yes, puberty is uncomfortable for everyone involved, but denying it or ignoring it – or worse, ignoring her - just makes things worse. Nobody’s suggesting that you chat with your daughter about the details of her menstrual cycle, but it’d be a lot more helpful if you grabbed the Tylenol and handed her a hot water bottle instead of walking straight past her when you clearly know that she’s in pain. This is just one example of fathers’ denial about their daughters growing up; in truth, there are many ways that fathers demonstrate distance from their daughters. · Having little to no physical contact. The idea that hugging, kissing, or having any other positive physical contact with your daughter is “wrong” or “not manly” is absolutely ridiculous. Not only that, but it’s extremely harmful to your daughter’s development as she grows older. Whether your daughter is five or fifteen, both of you should be comfortable enough to turn to each other for a hug (that lasts longer than five seconds) at any time. · Little to no emotional communication. “Pass the salt” does not qualify as real communication. Make an effort to be involved in your daughter’s everyday life, whether it has to do with school and friends or just how she’s feeling on any given day. Building this bond will create a feeling of security and trust, and your daughter should be able to turn to you for help at times of emotional hurt and conflict. · Not expressing pride in their daughters. Girls crave their father’s praise and approval just as much as boys do. Nothing can thrill a daughter more than knowing that her father sees his own good qualities in her, that he is really and truly proud of her and her accomplishments. The greatest, most perfect example of father-daughter relationships can be found in the history of Islam. Has there ever been a father more devoted, a daughter more adoring, than our beloved Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and Faatimah az-Zahraa’ We all know the stories: Young Faatimah, scarcely ten years old, wiping filth off of her father’s back and furiously berating the leaders of Quraysh for their behaviour. Faatimah, who used to weep at the sight of dust that was thrown upon her father’s head, and would be comforted with the words “Do not cry, my daughter, for Allah shall protect your father!” :cry: Faatimah, the apple of her father’s eye, of whom he said: “Whoever pleased Fatimah has indeed pleased God and whoever has caused her to be angry has indeed angered God. Fatimah is a part of me. Whatever pleases her pleases me and whatever angers her angers me.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3437; Muslim, 4483) :wub: :angel: Noble Faatimah, one of the four greatest women in the world. The entire Muslim Ummah has benefited directly from this unique father-daughter relationship. How many lessons have been derived from the Seerah, from incidents pertaining to this father and to this daughter?! How much knowledge, how much wisdom, was transmitted from father to daughter, and from that daughter to her own sons, al-Hassan and al-Hussein (a.s) Yaa subhanAllah! How can we ever belittle, neglect, forget the importance of such a bond? O Muslim fathers, will you follow in the footsteps of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ‘alayi wa sallam)? Will you do what you can to help your daughter become the Faatimah az-Zahraa’ of today? Or will you keep ignoring her, neglecting her, passing her off to ‘womanly influences’? And in the process, compromise, minimize, and even destroy the potential of someone who could become the next Maryam, Khadijah, or Faatimah? (wasalam) Jazakallah Khayr to all. :D May Allah Taa'la reward you for your sincere efforts.
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  17. besmellahe rahmane rahim salam alaykom my brothers and sisters who are willing to work in KSA as English Teacher (2200$+accommodation+insurance). we are looking for Canadian, British and South African Teachers. Sorry that I posted here .. but I thought first I give this opportunity to my Shia brothers and sisters before anybody else. If ur interested in this job send your resume to tina_25_321@yahoo.com, Please don't hesitate to ask me any question u have. Thank you
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  18. Yeah, I know. Ok then, let's replace 'struck' with 'poked'. Narrated Aisha:Abu Bakr came to towards me and poked me violently with his fist and said, "You have detained the people because of your necklace." But I remained motionless as if I was dead lest I should awake Allah's Apostle although that hit was very painful. Does this sound much better?
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  19. Thought: Ya Allah I am in your love imprisoned forever and this is one prison I never want to leave.
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  20. SubhanAllah!!! He has provided the funds for Jonathan to come home!!! They are trying to get him home before Ramadan, so Jonathan can help me with my first Ramadan. I feel like a new bride, awaiting for my bridegroom to return. I had tied yellow ribbons on my trees & mailbox in the front yard, for Jonathan to return home safely. He will get to take down the ribbons when he gets home!!!! I thank everyone for all the encouragement & assistance during this time of trials. I asked Jonathan's forgiveness for my behavior, being so stubborn & resistant to Islam. He said he forgave me & attributes that to me being a Texas girl, who is strong-willed, stubborn, & knows how to shoot a rifle! I grew up in a rural setting where my Dad hunted each winter to provide us with meat. We also raised chickens. I remember my grandmother having fried chicken every Sunday & it wasn't a frozen chicken from the store either! My petite framed grandmother would "choose" her Sunday dinner chicken & prepare it accordingly! But coming from "strong stock", has it's disadvantages, aka, the strong-willed/stubborness. But it does have it's advantages. I will fight to the death to defend anyone that is being persecuted or abused & for my spiritual/moral beliefs! I'm the one that can get through a major crisis, making the decisions to what is best in an emergency situation with adrenalin running on mach 1 speed, only to crash after the crisis has past & the thoughts of what just happened finally comes to mind. Once I decide to be dedicated to something, that's it! Watch out, because nothing will stop me. Jonathan is the same way, I guess that's why we do well together, but it can also result in both of us being so stubborn, we won't give in because of the "principle of the arguement". But with everything that has happened, we are both at a place now that we are focused on Allah. We just have to keep focused on Him. It's going to be hard, the evil one is going to try to put boulders in our pathway, but with Allah's guidance, we will succeed. SubhanAllah!!! ; )
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  21. Alhumdulila! <3
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  22. Maybe SC management could make a separate sub-forum for these sort of threads of the OP. Call it the Jai Hind Bollywood Thumka forum.
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  23. @ Dagga, I want you to look at these matters carefully. I am not here to “win“ or “defeat“ you in debate. I only want to help you see the truth. If you noticed, I was reluctant to participate in this thread at the beginning: 1. because your conditions (i.e. no hadeeth, a single verse) were unfair and very dishonest. 2. your mind is extremely biased against the truth. So, nothing we say will make sense to you. The debate has been hot till now; and people reading it can see you very well - everything you have done. And, I wonder why you mentioned my name while you are ignoring my question. If you had answered my question, we would have moved to the next stage, which is proof of the Imaamah of the Twelve Imaams (as) in the Qur‘aan. We will stick to your unjust, heretical condition, and will not use hadeeths. THIS IS TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE BEFORE ALLAAH ON THE DAY OF QIYAAMAH. So, please tell us: is Imaamah, which is also called Khilaafah, Wilaayah and divine kingship, the same thing as prophethood? A simple “yes“ or “no“ answer is sufficient. NOTE: We have already perfectly answered your challenge to prove that the office of Imaamah bi amrillaah is mentioned in the Qur‘aan. But, we are also prepared to go further to help you see the specific Imaamah bi amrillaah of the Twelve Imaams (as) in the Book of Allaah. And, also note that we are not here to “win“, “defeat“ or “humiliate“ you. Rather, we are here to HELP you. Therefore, if you are respectful and honest in your words, you will enjoy our good company, and we will all benefit from one another.
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  24. For what it's worth. I think you're posts were really beneficial. MashaAllah. Btw look at the sky, zoom out look at the planet, zoom out look at the solar system, zoom out look at the universe. Now pinpoint where you are.. Our worries are nothing but a dot in the ocean. Insha'Allah you are all well bro. God bless.
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  25. -Enlightened

    Is A Phd Worth It?

    go for it sister. Nothing can prevent you from gaining knowledge. About your social life, it only needs balance and you can do it ! about marriage, Allah will arrange one for you . Put your trust in Allah and continue what you're doing , i support it ..it's nice to see educated muslims in our society such as you
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  26. Your remind me of one of those people that gets hit by a car on purpose then sues the driver. :dry:
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  27. (bismillah) (salam) Here is a whole book full of them http://www.*******.org/hadiths/qiyam-al-qaim
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  28. could we also have a pre shahr ramadan everyone who is banned from chat room becomes exempt from their ban? :angel:
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  29. Why are the Sunnis in Egypt so worried then?
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  30. That's just the uncivilized, tribal, unsophisticated culture of Abu Bakr and Umar. I don't think we should criticize them too much for their lower class manners. After all, as you know Abu Bakr and Umar did not have the luck to be born in the best of families, either, unlike say Imam Ali (as) or Sayyida Fatima (as).
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  31. (salam) I just wanted to share an interesting reliable hadith I have come across, which discussed the prophethood of Salih (as). Salih is said to be one of the earliest prophets in Islam, and he was sent to a community in the Arabian peninsula. In this hadith, Ja`far as-Sadiq (as) discusses a seven-day occultation that Salih had from his community, which ended with his reappearance. ابن الوليد عن الصفار عن سعد والحميري معا عن ابن أبي الخطاب عن ابن أسباط عن ابن عميرة عن زيد الشحام عن أبي عبد الله (ع) قال إن صالحا (ع) غاب عن قومه زمانا وكان يوم غاب عنهم كهلا مبدح البطن حسن الجسم وافر اللحية خميص البطن خفيف العارضين مجتمعا ربعة من الرجال فلما رجع إلى قومه لم يعرفوه بصورته فرجع إليهم وهم على ثلاث طبقات—طبقة جاحدة لا ترجع أبدا وأخرى شاكة فيه وأخرى على يقين فبدأ (ع) حيث رجع بطبقة الشكاك. فقال لهم أنا صالح فكذبوه وشتموه وزجروه وقالوا برئ الله منك إن صالحاً كان في غير صورتك قال فأتى الجحاد فلم يسمعوا منه القول ونفروا منه أشد النفور ثم انطلق إلى الطبقة الثالثة وهم أهل اليقين. فقال لهم: أنا صالح فقالوا: أخبرنا خبرا لا نشك فيك معه أنك صالح فانا لانمتري أن الله تبارك وتعالى الخالق ينقل ويحول في أي الصور شاء وقد اخبرنا وتدارسنا فيما بيننا بعلامات القائم إذا جاء، وإنما صح عندنا إذا أتى الخبر من السماء. فقال لهم صالح: أنا صالح الذي أتيتكم بالناقة فقالوا صدقت وهي التي نتدارس فما علاماتها فقال: لها شرب ولكم شرب يوم معلوم قالوا: آمنا بالله وبما جئتنا به فعند ذلك. قال الله تبارك وتعالى: إن صالحا مرسل من ربه، قال أهل اليقين: إنا بما ارسل به مؤمنون. وقال الذين استكبروا وهم الشكاك والجحاد إنا بالذي آمنتم به كافرون. قلت: هل كان فيهم ذلك اليوم عالم؟ قال: الله تعالى أعدل من أن يترك الأرض بغير عالم يدل على الله تبارك وتعالى ولقد مكث القوم بعد خروج صالح سبعة أيام على فترة لا يعرفون إماما غير أنهم على ما في أيديهم من دين الله(عز و جل) كلمتهم واحدة، فلما ظهر صالح (ع) اجتمعوا عليه، وإنما مثل (علي و) القائم مثل صالح (ع). Ibn al-Walid from as-Saffar from Sa`d and al-Humayri together from ibn Abu’l Khattab from ibn Asbat from ibn `Umayra from Zayd ash-Shahham from Abu `Abdillah عليه سلام. He said: Salih عليه سلام disappeared from his community for a long period, and the day he disappeared from them he was an elderly man of an exceptional interior, a handsome physique, a dense beard, a delicate abdomen, and small cheeks. When he returned to his people, they did not recognize him with the appearance he had. When he returned, they were of three groups: One group rejected him, saying, “Do not ever come back”. One group had doubted him. And the last group was upon certainty (yaqeen). When he عليه سلام returned, he began with the doubting group and said to them: I am Salih. They belied, cursed, and snubbed him; and said to him: Allah is disassociated from you! Salih was in a figure other than yours. He (i.e. the Imam) said: He then went to the rejecters, but they did not listen to his word and they dispersed from him in a very cruel manner. Then he went to the third group, who were the people of certainty (Ahl al-Yaqeen). So he said to them: I am Salih. So they said: Inform us of something so that we may not doubt that you are Salih, for we do not doubt that Allah is the Creator, and He transfers and transforms His servants into any figure He wills; Salih had informed us and taught us when he was amongst us the signs of the coming of the Qa’im; that a word is true when it comes before us from the heavens. So Salih said to them: I am the Salih that brought you the calf. They said: You have spoken the truth; this is what we have been studying. So, what are its signs? He said: There is a drink for it (i.e. the calf) and a drink for you on a specified day. They said: We have believed in Allah and in what you have brought to us. [Then] Allah said: Verily, Salih is a messenger from his Lord. The people of certainty (Ahl al-Yaqeen) said: We believe in what he has been sent with. And those who were arrogant, who were the doubters and the rejecters, said: We are disbelievers in that which you have believed. So I (i.e. the narrator) said: Was there in that period (yawm) a scholar (`alim) amongst them? He said: Allah is more just than to leave the Earth without a scholar (`alim) who would guide to Allah. The community remained seven days after the exit of Salih, a period in which they did not know any Imam, except the religion of Allah they had in their hands, and their word was one. When Salih عليه سلام appeared, they united around him. Verily, the example of [`Ali and] the Qa’im is like Salih’s عليه سلام. (Kamal ad-Deen) (muwathaq) (موثق)
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  32. Guest

    God Particle Discovered.

    (bismillah) (salam) Zufa I'm just here to say, nice profile pic. Belial I'm also here to say, good news indeed. (wasalam)
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  33. yay, 24 hr posting ban over.
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  34. Please read this: http://oceansoflight.wordpress.com/2011/08/14/abu-tufayl-and-ahl-al-bayt/ Because the real Caliphs are actually the Imams, the word Caliph in Arabic is khalifa and it means successor and representative. A Caliph is therefore a successor and representative of the Prophet (pbuh). The fact that the Sunnis can identify over 50 Caliphs in history means they are not understanding the meaning of "Caliph" correctly, because the Prophet said there would only be 12.
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  35. yes look at michelle and barack obama...both of them finished law school and met there.....how eyes look like after earning a phd
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  36. Lol! I've met a few of those. One of the principals I worked for would be really annoyed if we called him "Mr." instead of doctor. But, his degree was "honorary."
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  37. ImAli

    Is A Phd Worth It?

    This reminds me of one of my grade school science teachers. She used to have a seizure, scream, and send you out of the room if you addressed her as Ms. instead of Doctor :dry: .
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  38. (bismillah) (salam) You are wrong, the concept of occultation did not start at the time of Imam Hassan al-`Askari [as] - if the concept started at his time then why is it many years earlier it was claimed that Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyya was the Mahdi and had gone into occultation, why is it that many years earlier there were people who claimed that Imam Musa al-Kadhim [as] was the Mahdi and had gone into occultation etc. Besides, we don't only take narrations from the Prophet (pbuh) - we take narrations from our Imams [as] too and they clearly mentioned the occultation long before the time of Imam Hassan al-`Askari [as]
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  39. It is a typical anti-shia rant using fake hadith them claiming them to be mutawattir. It is also using a false analogy 1) The author claims that the forbidding of mutah was gradual, like the prohibition of wine. In fact this analogy is deeply flawed. Mutah is explicity allowed in the Quran, Surat Nisa وَالْمُحْصَنَاتُ مِنَ النِّسَاء إِلاَّ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُكُمْ كِتَابَ اللّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَأُحِلَّ لَكُم مَّا وَرَاء ذَلِكُمْ أَن تَبْتَغُواْ بِأَمْوَالِكُم مُّحْصِنِينَ غَيْرَ مُسَافِحِينَ فَمَا اسْتَمْتَعْتُم بِهِ مِنْهُنَّ فَآتُوهُنَّ أُجُورَهُنَّ فَرِيضَةً وَلاَ جُنَاحَ عَلَيْكُمْ فِيمَا تَرَاضَيْتُم بِهِ مِن بَعْدِ الْفَرِيضَةِ إِنَّ اللّهَ كَانَ عَلِيمًا حَكِيمًا (4:24) 4:24 All of the Shia and most of the Sunni commentators agree that the term 'istimtah' (highlighted in red) refers to zawajtul mutah, the marriage of mutah, which was practiced before Islam by the Arabs. The ayats does not ban the practice but says that 'as to those women whom you have done mutah with, give them their dowries (ujurahuna, their (f) dowries). Here is the English Traslation of the ayat from Islamicity, a Sunni site And [forbidden to you are] all married women other than those whom you rightfully possess [through wedlock]: this is God's ordinance, binding upon you. But lawful to you are all [women] beyond these, for you to seek out, offering them of your possessions, taking them in honest wedlock, and not in fornication. And unto those with whom you desire to enjoy marriage, you shall give the dowers due to them; but you will incur no sin if, after [having agreed upon] this lawful due, you freely agree with one another upon anything [else]: behold, God is indeed all-knowing, wise Of course, this English translation 'muddies the waters' and makes it seems as if both parts of the ayat are talking about the same type of marriage, whereas it is talking about marriage in general in the first part and a specific type of marriage (zawajtul mutah) in the second part starting from 'fama'. This is clear in Arabic. So there is no equivalet ayat that permits alcohol. Alcohol was widely used in Arabic culture before Islam but it was never, ever sanctioned by the Prophet or Quran at any time. There is no ayat in the Quran that allows drinking alcohol and there are three ayats in the Quran that forbid it using different language. There is no ayat in the Quran that forbids mutah. Also, the hadith that he cites are Ummayad forgeries that were copied. There are no Shia books that contain these hadiths, and even many Sunni scholars reject all of them or some of the as daif (weak). Sayying a hadith is mutawattir (received simulataneously with the same wording thru many different authors) does not make it mutawattir, just like saying something is haram does not make it haram. And he leaves out the many hadiths (which have already been posted many times here) from Sunni sources saying that mutah was allowed and practiced during the time of Rasoulallah and even during the time of Abu Bakr until Umar made it haram by his unjust decree. He also leaves out the famous authentic hadith from Imam Ali(a.s) that says that 'If Umar wouldn't have forbidden mutah, noone would have committed zina (adultry) except the wretched'.
    2 points
  40. haven't read it yet, but mashaAllah it looks wicked!!
    2 points
  41. If you are Sunni then it may be ok for you. Shias generally stay away from rabbit, Bukhari and Muslim.
    2 points
  42. My prof only suggested it if I wanted to be a professor myself (which I do not), so I'm just gonna settle with the Master's. One drawback is you end being so institutionalized, and become a professional student, without having worked in a job in the outside world related to your field, but in your case you already are by the sounds of it.
    2 points
  43. Noah-

    Good News Comes Fast !

    This is a Shiachat and I don't think anyone here is really excited for this kind of news...kind of careless! You might post this on Indian forums, might help you to make a good celebration.
    2 points
  44. Wa alaykum Salaam These sites may be what you are looking for: http://www.thisistruth.org/ http://harunyahya.com/en/works/870/ These were a few sites I from the top of my head. InshaAllah a few other Brothers/Sisters can contribute. Here are a few lectures by Seyed Ammar Nakshawani from his series called: "Is the Qur'an the word of God?": Predictions & prophesies: http://www.sayedammar.com/RAMA%202010%20POP%20OUT%20AUDIO/ramadhan2010popn.html Scientific principals: http://www.sayedammar.com/RAMA%202010%20POP%20OUT%20AUDIO/ramadhan2010popo.html Scientific principals 2: http://www.sayedammar.com/RAMA%202010%20POP%20OUT%20AUDIO/ramadhan2010popq.html Historical accuracy: http://www.sayedammar.com/RAMA%202010%20POP%20OUT%20AUDIO/ramadhan2010popr.html Arabic linguistics: http://www.sayedammar.com/RAMA%202010%20POP%20OUT%20AUDIO/ramadhan2010pops.html Other lectures by Seyed Ammar about the divine Origen of the Qur'an Quranic miracle about the fly: http://www.sayedammar.com/MUHARRAM%202010-11/muharram2010-11b.html
    2 points
  45. 2 points
  46. This one is the most appropriate: :)
    2 points
  47. Abdullah88

    Questions For Alafasy

    brother Against Oneself, I suggest you ignore him. Clearly he doesn't understanding or doesn't take Takfeer seriously. I understand your emotions, I too would be upset if someone called Sayyid Khomenie Kafir/mushrik or supported the people who did so. God grant you patience. Salaam
    2 points
  48. several years at gym strict diet no carbs and plenty of steroids .
    2 points
  49. Yeah, it's quite funny. Just imagine if those narrations were about `Ali (as) rather than `Umar. Then a weakness would no doubt be found in the chains of narration, Sunnis would reject them, Shias would accept them, and Sunnis would accuse Shias of kufr based on that.
    2 points
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