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  1. 11 points
    7 Million People Fill the Streets - the Imam has Returned! February the 1st 1979 marks the day that Imam Khomeini returned to his homeland Iran after 14 years of exile. The course of history shifted, forever. Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheKeysToEternity
  2. 11 points
    You know the thought that was running through everyone's head the moment they read the title of your post on the community page?! Bless Roohul Allah Khomeini, he truly was a servant of the Imam (atf)
  3. 6 points
    Lol, I thought it was Imam Mahdi aj
  4. 5 points
    Thread closed. The guy made a thread asking about who your marja is and why, and you had to go off acting like children again, good job.
  5. 4 points
    ImAli

    Sex Is Allowed With Captives?

    You haven't answered my question Yes some of the slaves captured during the Ottoman expansion were people that they were at war with....but many were captured during slave raids and I read that they once raided an entire village on the coast of Ireland then sold the people into slavery.....how is this legal by the laws of Islam just to creep up on a village that you aren't at war with and sell the inhabitants to the highest bidder? What sort of legal recourse are people given in a situation like this? It looks to me that when these things happen people just have to accept it.....although I couldn't imagine any of you accepting such a thing for yourselves.
  6. 3 points
    Me too. I read that title and my heart started flying. Don't mess with us like that loool. May Allah(s.w.a) be please with Imam Khomeni. We get one like him once every 500 years.
  7. 3 points
    aliasghark

    Marriage Joke

    Not to spoil the good joke but if the husband and friend were good Muslims they would be planning to take care of the shopping, cleaning and cooking themselves, we can't demand our wives do any of that. Imam Khomeini's wife and daughters for example mention (among other things) how he wouldn't even ask his wife to close the door behind her, but get up after the wife came in and sat down to go and close it himself. Ok so in a way I'm making the joke funnier (poor fool's thinking of marriage and probably how his wife will come and take care of all his chores for him, while it is actually supposed to be quite the opposite in our Deen).
  8. 3 points
    This is getting pathetic. The Syrian rebels are finally starting to realize that Bashar al-Assad is going to whoop their ass, so now they're trying to cause trouble in Lebanon. Where does all of this hatred and murder come from? Certainly not Islam.
  9. 3 points
    Hijab for a day: Non-Muslim women who try the headscarf By Catrin Nye World Hijab Day calls on non-Muslim women to try out life under the traditional head scarf. Can it lead to more religious tolerance and understanding? "Because I'm not very skilled I'm wearing what you could call a one-piece hijab - you just pull it over your head. But I've discovered the scope is endless. There are all sorts of options." So says Jess Rhodes, 21, a student from Norwich in the UK. She had always wanted to try a headscarf but, as a non-Muslim, didn't think it an option. So, when given the opportunity by a friend to try wearing the scarf, she took it. "She assured me that I didn't need to be Muslim, that it was just about modesty, although obviously linked to Islam, so I thought, 'why not?'" Rhodes is one of hundreds of non-Muslims who will be wearing the headscarf as part of the first annual World Hijab Day on 1 February. Originated by New York woman Nazma Khan, the movement has been organised almost solely over social networking sites. It has attracted interest from Muslims and non-Muslims in more than 50 countries across the world. For many people, the hijab is a symbol of oppression and divisiveness. It's a visible target that often bears the brunt of a larger debate about Islam in the West. World Hijab Day is designed to counteract these controversies. It encourages non-Muslim women (or even Muslim women who do not ordinarily wear one) to don the hijab and experience what it's like to do so, as part of a bid to foster better understanding. "Growing up in the Bronx, in NYC, I experienced a great deal of discrimination due to my hijab," says organiser Khan, who moved to New York from Bangladesh aged 11. She was the only "hijabi" (a word for someone who wears the headscarf) in her school. "In middle school I was 'Batman' or 'ninja,'" she says. "When I moved on to college it was just after 9/11, so they would call me Osama Bin Laden or terrorist. It was awful. "I figured the only way to end discrimination is if we ask our fellow sisters to experience hijab themselves." Khan had no idea the concept would result in support from all over the world. She says she has been contacted by people in dozens of countries, including the UK, Australia, India, Pakistan, France and Germany. The group's literature has been translated into 22 languages. It was social networking that got Jess Rhodes involved. Her friend Widyan Al Ubudy lives in Australia and asked her Facebook friends to participate. "My parents, their natural reaction was to wonder if this was a good idea," says Rhodes, who decided to wear her hijab for a month. "They were worried I would be attacked in the street because of a lack of tolerance." Rhodes herself was concerned about the reaction, but after eight days of wearing the headscarf she has actually been surprised by how positive it has been. "I can't explain it really but people have been really very helpful, especially in shops," she says. Esther Dale, 28, lives in the US state of California and is another non-Muslim trying out the headscarf for the day. The mother-of-three was told about the event by a friend of hers who is a "hijabi". As a practising Mormon, Dale understands the importance of faith in daily life, and the judgement that can come with the associated clothing. She says she knows the stigma that surround the headscarf and hopes this is an opportunity to help combat that. "I knew that it's about modesty of behaviour, not just clothing, and that it's a faulty assumption that women only wear it if they're forced to - especially in the US. That's not at all the truth," she says. "It's a good chance to educate people that you can't make an accurate judgement about someone based solely on what they're wearing," says Dale. The hijab has been a frequent target of criticism from people like Maryam Namazie, a vocal ex-Muslim and campaigner, who sees the garment as a form of oppression. "Millions of women and girls have been harassed, fined, intimidated and arrested for 'improper' veiling over the past several decades," she wrote in a blog post about the Iranian women's football team's hijabs. "Anyone who has ever taken an Iran Air flight will verify how quickly veils are removed the minute the airplane leaves Iranian airspace. "And anyone who knows anything about Iran knows the long and hard struggle that has taken place against compulsory veiling and sex apartheid." Organisers of this event say they were fed up with seeing the words "oppressed" or "subjugated" when it came to discussing the Muslim head-covering. They reject the notion that women only wear hijabs at the insistence of a father or a radical member of the family. This day, then, is about showing the world that women can choose the hijab willingly. Rhodes says it's a choice she will continue to make. "I will wear it from time to time," she says of her hijab. "I'm saying to the world, my beauty is for my family and my partner. Any woman can wear this." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21283301
  10. 3 points
    Naruto

    Allah's Creation

    (bismillah)
  11. 3 points
    ImAli

    Sex Is Allowed With Captives?

    Great speech and all....but I wasn't looking for poetry brother. I was looking for a ruling on the status of people who were illegally captured by so called "muslims" and wrongly sold into slavery....what sort of legal recourse did they have if any.
  12. 3 points
    AhlulBayt_313

    Searching For A Marja

    I guess this is something I will have to research a bit more. I've talked to several people today on this topic, and everyone seems to have a different point of view. Some say to follow certain Marja, some say only limit yourself to a certain number to choose from, and other's state that you can choose a Marja who is dead as long as they have appointed someone, and other's also refute this...So, it seems I have some serious digging to do. Thank you everyone for your comments and advice. It seems that this topic made some people react in a bad manner. The intention of this Forum was for me to learn how to choose a Marja. I will make my own decision on who I think is the most Knowledgeable. My question was how to do go about eliminating certain Alim's? Are there particular thing's I should be looking for in a Marja? That way I know he is more knowledgeable. It's very confusing. The video that Totum gave me from Haydari I will watch, maybe that will help :) Thank you to everyone who had positive feedback. Assalamu Alaikum, and May Allah subhanu wa taa'la increase our knowledge, Insha'Allah.
  13. 3 points
    al-`Ajal Ya Imaam

    Thought? Practice? Or Both?

    Islaam means submission, it's not a religion of suggestions, when you have a rule of Allah you are to follow through.
  14. 3 points
    Hameedeh

    Allah's Creation

    (bismillah) (salam) Sweet :wub:
  15. 3 points
    "Show Forgiveness, Speak for Justice and Avoid the Ignorant." (The Noble Qur'an - 7:199)
  16. 2 points
    LOVE8

    Your Favorite Surah And Why

    I want to learn new surah I don't know where to start What's ur favorite surah and why
  17. 2 points
    Your signature can cause seizures.
  18. 2 points
    Salam, This is a very nice hadith: "Rasul Allah (pbuh) said: "My Ahlul-Bayt are like the Ark of Noah. Whoever embarked in it, was saved, and whoever turned away from it, was perished."
  19. 2 points
    Salam. I follow him for the ibadat issues like prayer fasting, khums, zakat because I know his fiqh (Jurisprudential rulings). When he passed away, I asked some knowledgeable ulema that I know and said I wanted to switch to Imam Khameni(ha). I wanted to follow Imam Khomeni(ra) as my marjaa but he died 2 years before I reverted to Islam. They said it is better to stay with Sayyid Fadlallah(ra) because you know his fiqh rulings and 99% are the same between him and Imam Khameni. There are a few differences, like sighting of the moon (which is the third most talked about subject on SC behind mutah and another topic that starts with an 's') I follow Imam Khameni for all new issues, political issues. You will find that on issues of ibadat, like prayer, fasting, khums, hajj, and major political issues, there is not much difference between modern, widely accepted marjaa like Sayyid Fadlallah(ra), Sayyid Sistani(ha), and Imam Khameni(ha). My opinion is that the marjaa' that is living who combines the best qualities of adl(justice), ilm(knowledge), and ability to lead and unite the ummah is Imam Khameni(ha). This is the marjaa I would recommend, based on what I know. Sayyid Sistani(ha) would also be a good choice and he may be more knowledgeable as far as fiqh issues (im not sure about that but it's possible). At the same time, Sayyid Sistani lives in Iraq which is still under (to a certain extent) foreign occupation so he cannot give free and independant rulings on political issues, although I think he is doing a very good job based on the circumstances he is living under. Salam.
  20. 2 points
    Kamranistan

    Searching For A Marja

    (salam) I'm just going to add for you own peace of mind that, some people on this forum are quite aggressive in their stances. Thus you get a rude tone/language etc. Don't worry about it, it's normal (which is wrong) and it isn't directed at you. Insha'Allah Allah (swt) grants you tawfiq.
  21. 2 points
    theta

    Sex Is Allowed With Captives?

    I'm finding it extremely difficult to have a rational discussion with the pro slavery section. Perhaps that shouldn't be surprising. Suffice to say that some people think it is ok to own, buy and sell human beings and others don't. I'm sure that the only reason someone could possibly have this incredible view is simply because of the religious stance on it. That is the best example of a closed mind, if your religion said it was ok to (insert morally questionable act here which you currently would never condone) then you would defend that act just as you do slavery. So in the end your arguments are analogous to "its because the bible tells me so"....try arguing with that mentality and you will taste true frustration.
  22. 2 points
    Armenian bishop urges world to take lesson from Iran for proper treatment of religious minorities Isfahan, Jan 31, IRNA – Head of the Armenian Diocese of Isfahan Archimandrite Babken Charian said the international community should look at Iran as a role model for proper treatment of religious minorities and respecting them. In a meeting with Governor General of the central province of Isfahan Alireza Zaker-Esfahani Wednesday evening, the bishop praised the Islamic Republic for having managed to establish a very good interaction with members of religious minorities. Turning to the current situation in Syria and massacre of defenseless people there, he said the calamity is resulted from ignoring teachings of divine religions. On the special ceremonies Armenians held in Isfahan on the occasion, the bishop said his congregation prayed for establishment of peace all over the world including Syria. Zaker-Esfahani, for his part, stressed the need for promoting interaction among divine religions as the major needs of the human community today. He said the evil plans of enemies will certainly fail if all divine religions adhere to foster unity.
  23. 2 points
    THE Imam? :mellow: I thought this was about al-Qai'm (af).
  24. 2 points
    (salam) Episode 3 is very interesting,
  25. 2 points
    mohammad_mahdi

    Explaining Arabic Words

    Ghareeb: besides strange, it's context in the school of thought of Ahlul Bait usually revolves around the meaning of 'stranger to a land', as our master Imam Hussain (as) was in Kerbala, as our Imam Al Mahdi (as) is a Ghareeb to this entire world.... Ba'eed: that which is far away, or unobtainable. Like how our Imam is ba'eed from us. Not because of his own doing, but from our own actions... may our sins not delay our union with him any longer
  26. 2 points
    Don't be suprised when people start claiming khomeini is ma'soom one day...
  27. 2 points
    Ugly Jinn

    Sex Is Allowed With Captives?

    I don't see the justice of a baby being a slave even though it had no bearing on what happened before it's birth. If the above is true then "farming" slaves would be a good business, have few slave families, make them reproduce, a never ending halal supply of slaves for work or sale.
  28. 2 points
    Django

    Bb Cream - Make Up?

    Lol I know but there is a big difference between say MAC, Dior, Bobby Brown, and the cheaper brands. You get what you pay for!
  29. 2 points
    Hameedeh

    Allah's Creation

    (bismillah) (salam) Wikipedia says that the Morning Glory cloud formation has been seen in different parts of the world in rare instances, but can be predicted and observed in Australia. http://en.wikipedia....ing_Glory_cloud
  30. 2 points
    Martyrdom

    Your Favorite Surah And Why

    Surah al-Fatihah (The Opening) There are seven verses in this Surah (chapter) and it is said that this Surah is both‘makki’ and ‘madani’ ie. it was revealed in both Makkah and Madinah. In the commentary of Majma’ul Bayan it is narrated that the Holy Prophet (S) said that whoever recites this Surah, he will get the reward for reciting two thirds (2/3) of the whole Qur’an, and will get the reward equivalent to what would be gained by giving charity to all the believing men and women in the world. One of the companions of the Holy Prophet (S) narrates that he once recited this Surah in the presence of the Holy Prophet (S) and the Prophet said, ‘By Him in whose hand is my soul, a similar revelation to this has not been included in theTaurat (Torah), Injeel (Bible), Zabur (Psalms)or even the Qur’an itself.’ The Holy Prophet (S) once asked Jabir ibn Abdallah Ansari, “Should I teach you a Surah that has no other comparison to it in the whole Qur’an ?” Jabir replied, “Yes, and may my parents be ransom upon you O prophet of Allah.” So the Holy Prophet (S) taught him Surah al-Fatihah. Then the Holy Prophet (S) asked, “Jabir, should I tell you something about this Surah ?” Jabir answered, “Yes, and may my parents be ransom upon you O prophet of Allah.” The Prophet (S) said, “It (Surah al-Fatihah) is a cure for every ailment except death.” Imam AbuAbdillah Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said that whoever cannot be cured by Surah al-Fatihah, then there is no cure for that person. In the same narration it is written that if this Surah is recited 70 times on any part of the body that is paining, the pain will surely go away. In fact, the power of this Surah is so great that it is said that if one were to recite it 70 times over a dead body, you should not become surprised if that body starts moving (ie. comes back to life). Surah al-Fatihah is a cure for physical and also spiritual ailments. Without this Surah, even the daily prayers are incomplete. It is indeed a great treasure that has been given to us by Allah (S.w.T.) through the Holy Prophet (S) and no previous prophet has been given anything like it. This Surah is also known as ‘Ummul Kitab’ and‘Sab’a mathani’. http://www.al-islam.org/fawaid/2.htm
  31. 2 points
    Martyrdom

    What Is Your Favourite Quote(s)?

    "Don't make decisions when you're angry and don't make promises when you're happy"
  32. 2 points
    If he truly believes it in his heart, then it should manifest itself in his deeds. (wasalam)
  33. 2 points
    ImAli

    Delete My Accout Please

    You could get yourself banned? LOL
  34. 2 points
    Salman al-Farisi al-Miqdad b. `Amr `Ammar b. Yasir Abu Dharr al-Ghifari Bilal al-Habashi Zayd b. Haritha `Abdullah b. Mas`ud `Abdullah b. `Abbas Abu Sa`eed al-Khudri Jabir b. `Abdullah `Abbas b. `Abd al-Muttalib Malik b. Nuwayra Zayd b. al-Arqam Umm Salama al-Bara'a b. `Azib al-Ansari `Amr b. Wathila aka Abu Tufayl `Uthman b. Hunayf Sahl b. Hunayf Khuzayma b. Thabit Hudhayfa b. al-Yaman (Note: some in this list are of a higher calibre than others, and some in this list were deviant and became guided later) I am sure there are many I have forgotten. Do not forget those who died and were martyred during the Prophet's lifetime, such as Hamza b. `Abd al-Muttalib, Abu Talib, Yasir, Sumaya, etc.
  35. 2 points
    Wizdom

    Searching For A Marja

    Well, I don't really think i'm in a position to say whether or not someone is a Mujtahid, or disagree with a Mujtahid's Islamic views - seeing as i'm not a Mujtahid. So instead, I look at what other Mujtahids say. For instance, Shaheed Syed Muhammad al-Sadr, who said that though he disagrees with some of Syed FadhlAllah's ideas, he still respects him and his views, and says that he is definitely a Mujtahid. See, I don't label someone as a heretic simply because he has different views to me. That is not Islam. Actually it took more like 5 minutes. And it wasn't a rant - believe it or not, it's not all that difficult to refute someone who has had no Islamic education. I wouldn't really describe myself as a huge fan of his, nor do I consider him to be the most knowledgeable - the fact that I don't do Taqlid of him should have been an indicator. I do respect him greatly, because he is a true scholar, whose rulings fall in line with other true scholars. I don't have to agree with everything he does, or all his views. I'm sure some people follow him because of politics, obviously not all - but besides, that would be the same as me saying that the only reason that people follow Syed Sadiq al-Shirazi is because they want to slice their heads open a few times a year. Well, the key word here is REPUTABLE. No REPUTABLE Maraji' have said anything against Syed Ali al-Khamanei or Syed Muhammad-Hussain FadhlAllah's Ijtihad. I have yet to see an academic response to Syed Muhammad-Hussain FadhlAllah, other than the one written by Shaheed Syed Muhammad al-Sadr - who considers him a Mujtahid! I didn't see the other comment, sorry if you feel i'm singling you out. No, i've never agreed with the views of Yassir al-Habib, you must have me mixed up with someone else.
  36. 2 points
    (salam) The immateriality of the soul is not really proven by knowledge by presence often. In fact it is not the main argument that is often presented, even by Mulla sadra. In volume 8 of Al Asfar, Mulla Sadra presents ten arguments for the immateriality of the soul, mainly adapted from Al Razi's works. The principle argument offered is the ability of the soul to comprehend universals qua universals, and it is impossible for such things to inhere in a material entity, so regardless if such a material entity is ever present or constantly changing does not undermine the argument.
  37. 2 points
    ImAli

    American Cell Phones

    What is this thread I thought it would be something interesting....some outlandish conspiracy theory about american cell phones planting nanobots into our brains or something. I'm disappointed..................
  38. 2 points
    I've been itching to make chocolate muffins for 2 weeks now despite a naysayer (my mom) telling me it's a bad idea. Finally made them, ate one, and now my stomach hurts. :sick:
  39. 2 points
    5a49

    Delete My Accout Please

    Are you that addicted that you need to be deleted to stop coming on this website? P.S Many "men" in here are sooooooo whipped...GODDDD
  40. 2 points
    McDonalds supports Isreal though... so just in case you were wondering the fatwa on it: Question : I know there is a company which is helping Israel monthly. What is the fatwa about working in such a company and purchasing its products? Answer : If it allocates part of its income for supporting Israel, it is not permissible. Question : Is it permissible to buy or sell Israeli products? Answer : It is not permissible. http://www.sistani.org/index.php?p=616687&id=1218
  41. 2 points
    Is there any mystery left behind the long Jewish beard worn by Wahabies now, I wonder? About Al-CIA-duh and it manifesting itself as FSA or whatever "coincidentally" for Zionist interests around the globe? Will people still remain blind or will their repentance not be accepted now any way because now the books have already been opened and shown to all?
  42. 2 points
    Does anyone else notice that the takfiris, or shirkis or whatever you may call them, these muqassirs, always create the fake strawman argument (a logical fallacy) that we pray to and ask the Imams (as) to fulfill our needs, while lying that we also believe in them as equal to Allah and deities/partners, maazAllah, and then create a circus, waving the shirk flag as they refuse to acknowledge the specifications of the Quran, the precise purity and direction of our intentions? Rinse and repeat?
  43. 2 points
    (salam) (bismillah) Seriously?! Do you actually believe that al-Khamenei is the most knowledgeable? I never heard of someone picking al-Khamenei because he is supposedly the most knowledgeable. First time for everything, I guess. (salam)
  44. 2 points
    (bismillah) (salam) 1. Surah `Alaq-It was the first revelation and came to wake us up to the true reality we are, a creature made from a blood clot whose existence was slim to none and came through only due to the kindness of Allah, then Allah had given us knowledge, and then we are informed to stop arrogance we have, etc. Plus it sounds very beautiful 2. Surah Yoosuf-Contains a lesson for many things with many examples, and the poetry involved in it beautiful as well 3. Surah TaHa-It shows that no matter how Madhloom you are, Allah's assistance is bound to come and aid you, and again sounds very beautiful 4. Surah Rehman-Shows the bounties Allah gave us, and why we should be grateful, again very beautiful (The Qur`aan always is) (salam)
  45. 2 points
    Ali-Reza

    Your Favorite Surah And Why

    yup mine too. It also summerizes everything that is going on in the world today.
  46. 2 points
    goharjanjua

    Your Favorite Surah And Why

    Surah Al-Asr . . . A short surah, but infact the best one . . . Its like the summary of the whole Quran :-)
  47. 2 points
    Hot hot

    Your Favorite Surah And Why

    Sura e Rahman as it States the bounties of Allah swt.
  48. 2 points
    There are many surat that I like, but I like surat mariaam (as). I suggest you start reading from the back because the ayat are smaller and short. Then work your way up. You know all the ayat are beautiful and when you understand what they mean,you will feel that there is no one greater then Allah.
  49. 2 points
    Gotham

    Your Favorite Surah And Why

    (salam) -surah al-fil: this was one of the first surahs i memorized as a kid, and i thought it was really interesting. -surah nasr: when the sheikh recites this surah during namaaz, it sounds so nice. i love its translation as well.
  50. 2 points
    *Sayyeda*

    Your Favorite Surah And Why

    It's hard to choose a favourite at such but I would recommend Surah Ad-Duha as it has a beautiful translation and is fairly short and therefore possible to memorize. It's especially meaningful because it shows you that The Almighty cares about you, even if you think yourself insignificant and restores hope to the despairing believer. 1) By the morning brightness, 2) and by the night when it grows still.* 3) Your Lord has not forsaken you, nor does He abhor (you). 4) The Last will be better for you than the First. 5) Your Lord will soon give to you and you will be satisfied. 6) Did He not find you an orphan and give you shelter? 7) Did He not find you wandering and guide (you)? 8) Did He not find you destitute and enrich (you)? 9) Therefore, do not oppress the orphan, 10) do not berate the beggar, 11) and proclaim the favour of your Lord. (Surah 93)
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