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  1. 9 points
    This one is a little tricky. I would have to say yes and no. What comes to my mind is Paradise, and that is the final destination we all wish to attain; so no, I think whoever is there for us is our true destiny. However, I said yes, because that person could very well be from this lifetime. But then again, it could be no, because Allah (swt) decrees everything and everyone in our life (this life and the Hereafter). Scholar's have debated this in the past, and have noted that there were women who (after their husband passed away) didn't want to get remarried, because they wanted to be with him in the Hereafter (if they attained it). This is something none of us will ever find out until we die and are judged; accordingly. I seen many people who mentioned (i.e divorce) etc...What about the people who truly serve eachother and lose a spouse to death? Example: My dear mother, Allah Yerhama died at 33 from cancer, and my father was still very young, so he eventually remarried. Even though he is spending the rest of his natural life with his new wife, he still is getting buried next to his first wife (my mother) and he had no children with his new wife either. Interesting isn't it? I have asked him why he is doing this, and he said: "That was my first love, and my heart will forever be hers. She is the mother of my children." I know; kinda sappy, but this was just an example of love. Now, are they Soulmates? Who knows, but he hopes that he can be with her once again, Insha'Allah. Best advice if you find someone in this life: Do the best you can to serve him or her to reach the Hereafter. That was hard to talk about, Wasalam
  2. 7 points
    Haydar Husayn

    Marbles Unregistered?

    That was very sudden. No goodbyes or anything. I didn't always agree with Marbles, but he was definitely one of the more interesting posters on this forum, and it would be a shame for him to leave. This forum needs diversity, but it seems like there are those who would rather it be populated by clones.
  3. 6 points
    guest040515

    Your Own Captured Photos

    Sunrise in New Zealand Ya Al-Muqeet
  4. 5 points
    At least 12 Syrian rebels were killed overnight in east Lebanon in an ambush by Hezbollah, security sources said, adding that one member of the resistance group was also killed, in the first confrontation between the rivals on Lebanese soil. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the deadly clash between the two sides took place in Ain al-Jawzeh, 3 kilometers east of Baalbek. They said the area has been frequently used by rebels as a site for launching rocket attacks. Media reports varied on the number of fighters killed in the incident. AlMayadeen TV said 17 members of the Syria’s Nusra Front were killed in the clashes, adding that the rebels had been preparing rocket launchers at the time. Lebanon’s LBCI television said 14 members of the Free Syrian Army had been killed in the clashes, with only one fatality from the ranks of Hezbollah. It said four members of the Lebanese resistance group were also wounded. http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Local-News/2013/Jun-02/219158-fighters-killed-in-bekaa-between-hezbollah-rebels-lebanese-security-sources.ashx#axzz2V4sF6Yz2 Ouch, 14 vs 1? I dont think they'll be setting foot in Lebanon again.
  5. 5 points
    i.e. 85% of the Muslim population ... We've got Buddhist mobs burning Muslim men, women, and children alive in Burma, but these Salafi morons haven't lifted a finger in their cause. Why should they when they have the "Syaa" bogeyman to focus their hatred on ?
  6. 4 points
    Abu Hadi

    Ethnic Cleansing Now Law In Burma

    Salam to all, We are now seeing open religious discrimination and ethnic cleansing codified into law in Burma. All brothers and sisters should be aware of this and should do whatever they can to protest this obvious injustice against muslims or this law will be repeated elsewhere.The nations of the world, at the U.N have spent more than 50 years trying to get rid of official religious discrimination, now it is being put back into law and the U,N nor any human rights groups care to even address this. Why ? . Please repost or re tweet this as much as you can to raise awareness. The next place this may happen may be Europe. Look at the sly trick in this article "Muslims in a province of Burma have been ordered not to have more than two children in an attempt by the government to stop Buddhist attacks on Muslims. State officials said the two-child limit in the state of Rakhine would ease tensions between Buddhists and their Muslim Rohingya neighbours." So muslims are being blamed for the attacks. It is their fault because they have too many kids compared to the Buddist population. No blame for the people who are actually committing the crimes and slaughter. This is a very dangerous precedent. Also, this policy will result in the shrinking of the muslim population over time, because a couple needs to produce (average) 2.2 children in order to keep the population stable. The .2 child figure is to account for infant and childhood deaths. So this is a policy of ethnic cleansing now put into law. http://www.guardian....two-child-limit
  7. 4 points
    I believe in the world we live in today, people who don't live a spiritual existence tried to fulfil this need of being with someone who is perfect in every way in the wrong context. They believe this is attainable with another human being. As muslims, we believe and understand first hand that the perfection that we, and all human beings, are drawn to is in fact the fitra we were all born with. One of the ways to reach back to true perfection, the source of all love, God Himself. That is the truest love we all search for and actually need to keep this soul alive in an emotional sense. After that, yes there are also perfect unions attainable between two people of the opposite gender, the examples everyone knows about is between the Prophet (sawa) and Lady Khadija (as), and the Lady of light (as) and Amir Al Mumineen (as) Will the rest of us achieve such divinely inspired love for another man or woman? Yes, i'd like to believe so. As long as we strive towards Allah (SWT), He will grant us that, but my personal belief is that we might not find them in this world, but the next. True the Quran talks about the heavenly damsels (and some interpretors of the Quran show these can also be dudes) for the believing men and women awaiting them in heaven, but i believe these are reserved for people in the lower ranks of heaven. For a man who has truly learned to express his love for Allah, would it not be more befitting to be in enternal unity with a woman who lived on this earth and took the same stands? And Allah (SWT) knows best
  8. 4 points
    The more i hear their leaders speak the more I realize why we should respect and follow our religious leaders. No one declared war on sunniism when Saddam killed just as many Shias. No one encouraged killing Sunnis in Iraq when Al-Qaeda was killing civilians nonstop. Shias in pakistan have never bombed a single Sunni Masjid. If our leaders do say anything they think before they speak. Just look at Nasarallahs reasoning. And look at how Sistani handled Iraq. Obviously Qardawi dosn't get his religion from the Ahlul Bayt and the difference between those that do and do not is evident now. One side is the sensational hot head sell outs. They lack reason and wisdom and have no value at all for human life. They bomb and behead and ally themselves with American interest. If Qardawi really wanted too stop the suffering in Syria there were other more effective ways. In his position he could have easliy reached out to other. Obviously he lacks foresight and aql and has no idea about what he's doing
  9. 3 points
    just came across this article, and thought some of you might appreciate it >> Why Men Aren’t Really Men Anymore There was once a time when men used to be real men. When they dressed with style, when they had a certain honor code they followed that involved treating not only their elders and each other with respect, but women alike. Unfortunately, those days are far- gone — a thing of the past. What we have now is… to be quite honest, I’m not sure. There are of course certain men out there who still have their affairs in order, but we are few in number. What people are most often subject to is the company of boys who are refusing to grow up and man up — boys who prefer to play with their toys than to do their part in bettering society, the human race and the world as a whole. These poor excuses for men have the bodies of adults and the mentalities, as well as the social outlook of toddlers. Horny toddlers, but toddlers nonetheless. It’s all about character — or in this case, the lack of character. Something has been happening during this era dubbed the “information age.” Social media platforms have taken away the need to interact face to face, taking away the need for actual interaction. This is great in many regards: you can now keep in touch with friends and family all over the world from a handheld device. However, much of the interpersonal confrontations are now also taking place online. People no longer feel that they have a need to meet in person to discuss their differences; they can now troll each other online. People are using the Internet as a shield, hiding behind IP addresses in order to speak their minds. The Internet acts like beer-muscles. It makes you believe that you are stronger than you actually are, making you more aggressive. There is nothing wrong with being aggressive when circumstances require it. Personally, when my fight or flight response mechanism kicks in, I always go with fight. It’s not by choice; it’s just the way that I am wired. Online, people have no need to run away because they are already in hiding — so they always choose to “fight.” Although the fighting they do is just about as significant as the fighting I do when I play Call of Duty. The same interaction from beneath cover can be seen when we look at the intercommunication between men and women. It is no secret that both men and women alike have sexual urges. Men, however, feel the need to get off more often than most women. So instead of having to spend the time to meet a real woman and have actual sexual intercourse, they watch porn. Instead of going out into the real world and meeting women, they stalk women on Instagram. People now date online as well. It’s much easier to talk to a woman online than it is in person—or rather, it’s not that it’s easier. Both are just as easy, but for some reason, men now prefer to hide their faces behind their monitors. (Every time I use the term ‘men’ in such context I quiver) It’s out of fear and laziness. Men have become lazy. Generation-Y is the instant gratification generation. We want what we want right at the moment we figure out that we want it. We are willingly giving up one of the most important things in life: the waiting period. Having to wait and having to deal with our urges and wants without instantly having them satisfied is what builds character and is what we are now lacking in this fast-paced age. If we want food, we order it online and have it delivered. If we want to listen to our favorite song, we find it on YouTube, iTunes or Spotify. If we want to watch a movie, we either buy it on demand or stream it online. If we want sex, we masturbate. If we want to have a good time, we do drugs. We have this false belief that doing things faster will give us a life more fulfilled — that it will lead to us being happier. But that isn’t the case. Most of us aren’t happier. We do more, but we experience less. We are never in the moment because we are always considering what we will be doing next in order to not become bored. Character is most often built during those moments between activities, during moments of solitude and reflection. Men no longer feel the need to pause and reflect because the options for whatever it is they want are only a click away. The options are endless and therefore we never truly experience disappointment. We never really feel that we are missing out on something because we no longer give things much importance. Jackie never got back to your text message? I’m sure you have several other women in your contacts that you’d equally like to [Edited Out] — once. Then you’ll get bored and move on to the next one. Men treat women like interchangeable commodities. I do believe that most men still hope to one day fall in love and settle down. But none of them will unless they change their way of thinking and living. Being focused on self-satisfaction will lead to nothing but broken relationships. Real men are not selfish. Real men are just as concerned for the feelings, needs and minds of women as they are for their own — not just women’s bodies and their sexual usefulness. Real men have a well-defined code of ethics and respect that they follow. How can anyone call himself a man if the last time he had to confront another man — whether it be over a social incident or for business purposes — was before he hit puberty? If you don’t have the twiddle-diddles to approach a woman in person and have a proper, intellectual conversation, making the woman feel respected and comfortable, then move over for the real men. It’s awful because women are becoming accustomed to such boys and believing that these pansies are all that is left of our sex. Some great women are settling for these fools and then finding that they themselves have no choice but to wear the pants in the family because their “man” is PMSing. All I can hope for is that the law of evolution will see the world rid of these weaklings, these characterless, hopeless pseudo-men. Ladies… real men do exist; there aren’t many of us, but we’re survivors and will be around for a while. Come find us. source: http://elitedaily.com/life/culture/why-men-arent-really-men-anymore/
  10. 3 points
    Ayatollah Khomeini's Doctor: 'The Imam was Unique Patient, Had No Fear of Death' (With English Subtitles) This video is a short excerpt from episode ten of the Al-Manar documentary series 'Ruhollah', a series which takes a thorough and revealing look at the life of Imam Ruhollah al-Musawi al-Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The link to the full 10 parts of the series can be found in the video description.
  11. 3 points
    for the sake of the argument, even if shias did want to do such thing, why would they put "Seyyeda" in there?
  12. 3 points
    Ruq

    Marbles Unregistered?

    ^ What is your problem? does it upset you so much that a person you dislike has friends who will miss him and stick up for him? maybe thats something youve never experienced, but being bitter wont help you to change that.
  13. 3 points
    Ugly Jinn

    Marbles Unregistered?

    Marbles, if you leave they win! C'mon Marbles, you are too mature to be effected by remarks from strangers online. Not only that, you are ignoring the fruitful conversations you had with the majority of people on here. You should definitely come back.
  14. 3 points
    Even animals aren't animals anymore. I saw a rooster mating raping a peking duck just now, so I ordered it to be served on my dinner table to find out more about it. Even kids aren't kids anymore. They're like little robots now. All doing the same set of rituals daily and with same likes and dislikes of games and stories and tastes for food. Cars aren't cars anymore. They look like electric shavers. And, uh, but of course, women have always evolved for the better somehow or remained unchanged in the very least. ^^
  15. 3 points
    What does she like? If she's into language (or music), write her the best poem (or song) you can muster, with the closing lines "will you marry me?" If she's into travelling, but 2 tickets to Iran and say "now, to travel together in Iran, we have to be married ;) " If she's into food, cook her favorite dish and put your engagement ring in the middle (if you bought her one). If you don't have a ring, then do something with her favorite dish to convey the same meaning. Do something unique that fits to her specific tastes.
  16. 3 points
    Okay, so, rike, I'm thinkin' about gettin' married/engaged or somethin'. Am re-considering my decision. I may just end up proposing today. Should I go ahead with it. I'm nervous. But can I do it? Unholy terror I'm nervous. So all the bruthas. HALP. I don't even know what to say, honestly.
  17. 3 points
    Unfortunately, It seems that the entire region is being engulfed in a sunni-shia civil war, and who benefits? the Zionist entity and their backers in the US
  18. 2 points
    Hannibal

    Imam Malik: Halal To Eat Dogs

    Salams, Imam Malik said: it is permissible to eat all animals except for that which there is evidence for its prohibition. Therefore, eating on-surface insects like beetles, worms and underground insects who have nests, like snakes, scorpions as well as predatory animals and hunting birds are permissible. Imam Malik [considered the eating] of dog meat halal but forbade the eating of horse meat. (al-Hawi al-Kabir by al-Mawardi)
  19. 2 points
    Ethics

    Man And Universe By Mutahari

    This book by far, is one of my favorite books ever. I recommend everyone to at least take a look at it and see what it contains. It has EVERYTHING you can think of, literally. Not all the contents are named within the sections in the online version, so you would have to check out the chapter to see its contents. If you have any comments or reviews, please post so we all can read. Here is the full book: http://www.al-islam.org/universe/ WaSalaam
  20. 2 points
  21. 2 points
    AlAbd AlThaleel

    Marbles Unregistered?

    WF > Marbles. :shifty:
  22. 2 points
    Maryaam

    Marbles Unregistered?

    An intolerant group that resorts to personal attacks if you don't agree with them.
  23. 2 points
    may God protect him inshallah
  24. 2 points
    King

    Marbles Unregistered?

    Relentless bullying from the pro WF camp forced him out! BAN THEM ALL, INCLUDING THE MODs.
  25. 2 points
  26. 2 points
    The Final Public Appearance of Imam Khomeini (With English Subtitles) Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheKeysToEternity
  27. 2 points
    Shaming tactic and more of it, when will we stop bashing men? A "real" man is certainly not someone defined by others, rather he makes himself what he wants, not giving into pressure. Anyways, I prefer my toys over women. Most women are not good and I rather avoid them. Games, manipulations and drama, sometimes the act playing on for many years before they show their true colours. I am sure there are some good women out there, but very few. Finding one would be like winning a lottery. Not worth the risk and I guess men are waking up to that reality and going their own way. Also, men should be selfish. No one else is looking out for their interest. To women, men are object of utility, after the use is extracted, they are useless and will be disposed off. Women probably settle for fools because he is easily manipulated so its by choice. Conviently the writer doesn't realise that women are doing some of the exact same things as mentioned by him. How about an article: where are the real women? :)
  28. 2 points
    Depends on the woman, actually. The new-age women brainwashed by greedy corporations and media [who are more bamboozled no matter what he whined about teenage---oops, I mean, "MALES"], well, don't even get me started. To say the least, they don't deserve our respect, not even our attention. However, there are still very few genuine ladies among us, they deserve respect and dignity.
  29. 2 points
    Bigoted load of garbage. Stopped reading a few paragraphs in, not worthy of a lengthy response. Men are men and women and women, the gender roles have just being distorted, but that's hardly the fault of the peasant man or woman.
  30. 2 points
    The better question would be why they didn't simultaneously appear in many different lands, teaching people in their own languages? I've heard they had this power...
  31. 2 points
    Ali Musaaa :)

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    1. The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, 3. He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. 5. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6. Surely Your goodness and Love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. — Psalms 23
  32. 2 points
    NATO data: Assad winning the war for Syrians’ hearts and minds Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — After two years of civil war, support for the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad was said to have sharply increased. NATO has been studying data that told of a sharp rise in support for Assad. The data, compiled by Western-sponsored activists and organizations, showed that a majority of Syrians were alarmed by the Al Qaida takeover of the Sunni revolt and preferred to return to Assad. The data, relayed to NATO over the last month, asserted that 70 percent“The people are sick of the war and hate the jihadists more than Assad,” a Western source familiar with the data said. “Assad is winning the war mostly because the people are cooperating with him against the rebels.” of Syrians support the Assad regime. Another 20 percent were deemed neutral and the remaining 10 percent expressed support for the rebels. The sources said no formal polling was taken in Syria, racked by two years of civil war in which 90,000 people were reported killed. They said the data came from a range of activists and independent organizations that were working in Syria, particularly in relief efforts. The data was relayed to NATO as the Western alliance has been divided over whether to intervene in Syria. Britain and France were said to have been preparing to send weapons to the rebels while the United States was focusing on protecting Syria’s southern neighbor Jordan. A report to NATO said Syrians have undergone a change of heart over the last six months. The change was seen most in the majority Sunni community, which was long thought to have supported the revolt. “The Sunnis have no love for Assad, but the great majority of the community is withdrawing from the revolt,” the source said. “What is left is the foreign fighters who are sponsored by Qatar and Saudi Arabia. They are seen by the Sunnis as far worse than Assad.” http://www.worldtrib...arts-and-minds/
  33. 2 points
    Najib

    Learning From Iran

    Actually Iran is like other countries split up between people who really believe and those whose faith is deteriorating. Most of the youth cannot stand the political games being played nowadays and they blame the scholars. They want to taste some of the freedom they've been seeing on the internet as well. Moreover, it's not possible to generalize an entire country based on a group of believers or those propagating belief. The Iranians in Iran are also a very proud people and most of the time racist towards minority groups in their country. This is a sign of weakness, even when their great Ayatollahs are not speaking out against injustice at times. So please don't speak for all of us when you say that we Shi'a are proud of Iran..
  34. 2 points
    pepsi

    Considerin' Gettin' Married. Halp!

    oh man I hope that aint gonna be a reason for why your ego may be shattered today. Toughen up and all shall be good.
  35. 2 points
    guest022017a

    Grave

    if you dont remove every filth from your heart you will suffer sever consequence in the grave also having faith is not a state of mind, it is a state of heart an if a person gain faith he/she will know it via God's affirmation and that faith will enlighten them about the truth, there would be no doubts or questions about it and you will see the rest of your evil that needs to be worked on
  36. 2 points
    No. Soul doesn't need a mate, ego does.
  37. 2 points
    Mohammed-Payam Samadi– The main issue is legitimacy. At least so far in human development, no political system functions perfectly humanely, and all are works-in-progress. Yet, not all flaws render a political entity illegitimate, and much less justify violent opposition towards it. I think, judging on what I have come across your statements on Gandhi and civil disobedience, you would agree with me. To complicate matters further, two individuals living in the same nation-state may differ over what bestows legitimacy on a political entity, and it is a fact about the world that both cannot be satisfied. To speak of legitimacy without being vague, one would speak of legitimacy according to some standard of legitimacy. There is a minimum, I suppose, to which a political entity must conform to render it legitimate. For me, Professor, engaging in internationally illegal warfare which leads to uncountable destruction and death of citizens would render the government illegitimate. It matters not one iota that the government has a democratic mandate, acts according to a free constitution, or carries out its functions transparently as befits a republic. This is the case for the USA, Britain and Poland, states that invaded Iraq. For me, their governments were illegitimate, even if a majority of their people offered them unflinching support throughout the affair, or the courts of law were upheld, or welfare continued, or the economy prospered. So, neither popular democracy, nor state constitutionality, nor economic and social prosperity lend legitimacy to a violent contravention of international law, in my eyes at least. Yet, I did not thereby support internal armed challengers to these governments. Protests and civil disobedience, perhaps, but protestor endorsement of violence is only justified in response to governmental endorsement of violence. Where there is room for international pressure to make reforms, where evolution has not yet died out, armed revolution is disproportionate. The aftermath of armed revolutions is very often unstable and detrimental to the ordinary citizen. This, however, is not the only disaster lying in store for a revolutionary Syria. There have always been only two realistic options for such a Syria: to become pro-Western pro-Gulf states, or to become salafist Taliban-esque radicals. They can be economically and socially prosperous, rely on a sound constitution, even depend on a popular mandate, they would remain as illegitimate as the Lebanese 14 March Alliance is, if by legitimacy we mean the minimalist formula ‘the fitness of a state to defend its citizens’ rights.’ Peace with Israel over the Golan and the Palestinian issue, or the welcoming of US hegemony into the region, or a sectarian radicalism, perhaps an autocratic one at that, undermines the rights of the Syrian people dramatically. The only way forward was always reform. But, as I previously said, I am not convinced that armed elements were not present from very early in the peaceful uprising. Most of what we really have on Syria are unverifiable claims from both sides, receiving different emphases of coverage, depending on the news outlet. I do not insult anyone’s intelligence if I say that it is a psychological bias to have more trust in the claims of protestors than the claims of the government, simply because of an overdog-underdog dynamic. What we were told was that a large number of members of the Syrian forces were killed. The government called them martyrs fighting terrorists. The opposition called them defectors who were gunned down by the government. I don’t so easily buy the latter. But what we know of a long-term Pentagon plan to destabilise Syria, Saudi and Qatari investment in toppling Assad, and the emergence and dominance of armed foreign salafists on the ground, I find Sayyid Nasrallah’s interpretation more accurate: the peaceful opposition was hijacked by armed gangs and Syria was put on the road of civil war. A quick word needs to be said about chemical weapons. Governmental use of chemical weapons is being manufactured by the opposition, the news outlets and certain governments. We are asked to believe that Assad, whose only hope is to call for dialogue and expose the violent nature of the rebels, is instead acting out a role most desired by the opposition narrative: the man who gasses his own people, who crosses the US red line, who justifies an international coalition to invade his country and bring him down. I will never believe such obvious propaganda, especially when the only unbiased finger pointed at the rebels for possibly administering chemical weapons. This unbiased finger was rather hurriedly dismissed, no doubt under considerable pressure. No one should be able to place pressure on neutral international organisations, but it is a fact that even international organisations are pressured out of neutrality. But, if a case for chemical weapons is so easily conjured up from thin air and given fuel, why not ask the very legitimate question: how much of the opposition narrative is a mere conjuring trick? A short series of simple, fabricated claims on day one can be responsible for an entire civil war. Army defectors? Or victims of armed gangs? That makes all the difference. I do not like the Ba’thi regime. I do not approve of the emergency law. I hate a high security state. This does render the political system illegitimate. But it does not justify armed uprisings. Very few contemporary states have killed and tortured and terrorised and brainwashed as extensively and arrogantly as the United States of America. No amount of polling or free press can bless the United States. In my eyes, better an autocracy that does not unjustly kill, torture, terrorise and brainwash than a democracy that does. Yet, regardless of this fact about the USA, where reform can be pushed, even theoretically, where dialogue can be held, the one who rejects it is condemned. I believe Sayyid Nasrallah, and my reading from the news confirms, that the opposition has consistently rejected unconditional dialogues aimed at reform. I have no doubt who is pressing them against dialogue: those who fear Syrian reform the most: the Gulf states, the USA and the UK. In the upcoming Geneva talks, we had Syria’s government support dialogue and negotiations. Immediately following this announcement, the opposition was made to say that it will only engage if and only if the result would be the removal of Assad. This is clearly begging the conclusion of negotiations right at the start, and is undoubtedly a tool to provoke the Syrian government to withdraw from the talks – handing lucrative propaganda points to its enemies: the government rejects talks. It’s an old and tired game and it is only played by those who don’t mind watching more blood spilt and more anguish spread. It’s not a game played by suffering citizens, but by guerrilla warriors. In your email, the sentence I identify with on a personal level is this: ‘A state is not a toy in a child’s playpen.’ Professor, do you really suppose the opposition, both the pro-Western pro-Gulf secularists and the salafi radicals are anything but children, the former spoilt brats, the latter schoolyard bullies? Once again, many thanks for discussing this with me. Kind regards, http://normanfinkels...a-two-opinions/
  38. 2 points
    I think there can be many soul mates. Sometimes you just click. Forcing a relationship just doesnt work most of the time - people endure -but dont strive for more. It just creates a marriage of obligations and duties respectfully carried out. A soul mate is a connection on a more personal level with similar ethics, morals and sense of justice for example - an understanding that exceeds basic words and obligations.
  39. 2 points
    Not at all. Most people we marry are those who are going to be in our social circle; usually in our geographic part of the world (but with travel and internet not always), out of 7 billion possible "soul mate" candidates. There are marriages, divorces, girlfriends/boyfriends, polygamy, deaths, more marriages, etc. In the end you just need to marry the person that you're most comfortable with, and the concept of comfort here can be broken down into its own branches. Let's not fool people into thinking that there's a perfect match out there, it will only cause them to wait for disappointment and deny the realistic candidates. There's no need to find someone identical to you, you're looking to give yourself to someone and absorb their self into you.
  40. 2 points
    ^ doesnt swimming against the current get to you? psychologically? its like you almost always disagree with most of the members.
  41. 2 points
    guest022017a

    Learning From Iran

    i would really like to know how people deem and understand this "strong"? i am not saying that the aforementioned are not strong or are strong, but what are we talking about here? military might? the strength of faith? strength of number? strength of courage to face overwhelming foes and consequences? or something else? i know that there are an organized military battalions in Iran and Hezbollah and so forth but me personally when i meet people, from Iran and other places(students i met at university and islamic centers) i find all of them to be same, complaining about he same things, marriage, lifes problems and issues i am still waiting to meet "strong" people, one thing that dissapoints me , and i am talking about our local communities, they seem to be very political etc, and they wave the yellow flags and chant Iranian slogans, but in life they are just as ordinary as anyone else, they are infatuated in the world, they have bias and prejudice, they dont think critically or intellectually , rather they repeat herisay like the issue of syria, everyone has taken a side and wishes death on the other, instead of wishing guidance unity and understanding, i personally know sunnis, they are good people, yes they too are politically minded and think the other as demons, but their intentions are not evil, they have just "heard" how the other party "rapes and pillages" so from one side you have one calling the other rapists, and on the other side the same story, i personally believe Israel has agents whom create this fitna as they are masters of holywood so for them to create "home videos" and pictures etc they do with delight and ease, and the people from both side eat it up like a hungry baby, and they just wear the colours of the opposing team , and take pleasure in raping and maltreating and toruting to me strength is not about standing in front of an army, but strength in been able to find the truth and tolerate the other in order to sort the issue out, not be fooled by the cheap lies that are sold and the cheap efforts made to continue all the wars etc all i see is one angry side against another angry side, and anger does not lay with any "strong" army, anger lies with weak people who have no courage and are motivated by secterian differences , even if it be our side, the way that the response has been, has only added fuel to a very high burning fire strength is not to be fooled by the enemies lies and the Dajjal's greatest work
  42. 2 points
    These umari type threats of violence and indiscriminate killing will never deter any one. This video is the only appropriate response to the nawasib, may they die in their frustration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3c2OOcK-bU
  43. 2 points
    The "i am umar" idiocy is some thing these people have picked up from their sunni-arab chauvinistic financiers. They commonly say stupid things like - we are going to crush the majoos the way that Umar did. (majoos being the pre-islamic iranians, and a derogatory term for shias today). They are constantly bragging about how "brave" umar was, and how they are going to re-live his savagery on shias and use his image to instill fear in them as they claim we hate him because he destroyed pre-islamic iran.
  44. 2 points
    guest022017a

    A Question

    an enemey is the one whom knowingly or uknowingly sabotages your effort to get to your goals, somebody who intercepts and puts obstacles in your path and an enemy can be somebody whom you ideologically see as a friend, or somebody close to you, somebody far from you, or somebody you know well or dont know at all your enemy can be an object or a person, a country or a street, whatever qualifies as something which hinders your path to you goal, and tries to stop you from being free your biggest enemy is the one whom is most closest to you, your own self that stops you from being free
  45. 2 points
    Why do these people have signs reading 'i am umar' lol
  46. 2 points
    You must be brushing up on your taqiyya skills... (wasalam)
  47. 2 points
    Basim Ali

    Decadency Among The Community

    I will not speak of the man. But I will speak of 2 persons I know who are heavily influenced by him (call him their 'mentor', know him personally, he comes to their house, they go to his, attend every majlis of his). They do not pray. One of them refuses to pray in congregation and the other one outright says Salaah is not obligatory (I think most people here would know what are the Islamic orders about dealing with such a person). They are huge ghaalis. One of them once said something about the origin Allah (swt) and the Panjatan which I'm even embarrassed to type. Let's just say he committed open shirk on the Mimbar without the slightest doubt. نعوذ بالله They are of the belief regardless of what we do (or do not do) in this life, if we weep for Imam Hussain (a) we have a free entry into Paradise. No reckoning, no sirat - nothing. I'm not sure how they reconcile that with everything contained in the Qur'aan (then again, I doubt any of them have ever even picked the book up). They hate all the scholars. Regularly curse and abuse them. I think you can put 2 and 2 together from here and tell what the teacher of these students must be like. (salam)
  48. 2 points
    floating

    Introduce yourself here.

    Returning member after a few years of disappearance :Hijabi:
  49. 2 points
    Just as it was to fight and die alongside Imam 'Ali (as) at Siffin or Nahrawan ...
  50. 2 points
    This is the first time in 10 years Al-Qaida is actually somewhere to be found. Usually they never fight like men and only bomb masjids and kill civilians then run away. But this time these scumbags are actually coming out of there holes. It should be an honor dying in the fight against Al-Qaeda.
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