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  1. 4 points
    Reminds me of a cat I had called Panda. He used me for food and left me for another owner. He once killed and ate a Red Robin bird whole.
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    Lol, did you just revive the thread 5 months later to direct that rant towards me? I didn't even address the "authenticity" of the hadith until I was asked about it. Notice how I talked about the matn first, and discussed how it fit into our aqeeda, instead of "tossing it out the window" after an analysis of the chain. I'm probably more critical of `ilm ar-rijal than the average Joe and I largely agree, the system is flawed and subjective, even if I use it from time to time. I've stopped saying the words "authentic" and "inauthentic" with regards to ahadith a long time ago - rijal is not how you establish authenticity; at best it can establish reliability.
  3. 3 points
    China shows off 14 baby pandas3 hours ago A group of 14 panda cubs have been put on display in China. The 14 cubs were artificially bred in the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base in south-west China's Sichuan province. Born between July and September this year, they are currently being raised in two delivery rooms at the base. The eldest, Meng Meng, is four times heavier than the youngest, Ya Yi. Olivia Richwald reports :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:
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    “This is a message from Muhammad ibn Abdullah, as a covenant to those who adopt Christianity, near and far, we are with them. Verily I, the servants, the helpers, and my followers defend them, because Christians are my citizens; and by Allah! I hold out against anything that displeases them. No compulsion is to be on them. Neither are their judges to be removed from their jobs nor their monks from their monasteries. No one is to destroy a house of their religion, to damage it, or to carry anything from it to the Muslims’ houses. Should anyone take any of these, he would spoil God’s covenant and disobey His Prophet. Verily, they are my allies and have my secure charter against all that they hate. No one is to force them to travel or to oblige them to fight. The Muslims are to fight for them. If a female Christian is married to a Muslim, it is not to take place without her approval. She is not to be prevented from visiting her church to pray. Their churches are to be respected. They are neither to be prevented from repairing them nor the sacredness of their covenants. No one of the nation (Muslims) is to disobey the covenant till the Last Day (end of the world).” The attacks by some Egyptian Muslims on their fellow Egyptian Christian citizens is deplorable for the simple fact that the prophet of Islam, Muhammad, would have condemned any violence towards Christians and people of non-Muslim faiths. One has to wonder if the Egyptian Muslims involved in these attacks can even call themselves “Muslims” with any sense of integrity or legitimacy.
  6. 3 points
    (bismillah) أخبرنا علي بن الحسين(4) قال: حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار بقم، قال: حدثنا محمد بن حسان الرازي(5)، قال: حدثنا محمد بن على الكوفي، قال: حدثنا إبراهيم بن محمد بن يوسف، قال: حدثنا محمد بن عيسى، عن عبدالرزاق، عن زيد الشحام، عن أبى عبدالله(عليه السلام) ; وقال محمد بن حسان الرازي: وحدثنا به محمد بن علي الكوفي، عن محمد بن سنان، عن زيد الشحام قال: قلت لابى عبدالله(عليه السلام): أيهما أفضل الحسن أو الحسين؟ قال: " إن فضل أولنا يلحق فضل آخرنا، وفضل آخرنا يلحق فضل أولنا(6) فكل له فضل. قال: قلت له: جعلت فداك وسع علي في الجواب، فإني والله ما أسألك إلا مرتادا(1) فقال: نحن من شجرة برأنا الله من طينة واحدة، فضلنا من الله، وعلمنا من عند الله، ونحن امناء الله على خلقه، والدعاة إلى دينه، والحجاب فيما بينه وبين خلقه، أزيدك يازيد، قلت: نعم، فقال: خلقنا واحد، وعلمنا واحد، وفضلنا واحد، وكلنا واحد عند الله عزوجل، فقلت: أخبرني بعد تكم، فقال: نحن اثنا عشر - هكذا - حول عرش ربنا جل وعز في مبتدء خلقنا، أولنا محمد، وأوسطنا محمد، وآخرنا محمد Muhammad b. Hassan al-Razi:Najashi accuses him due to Narration contentIbn al-Ghada'iri weakens him However, both of these above two have a lower imamology and I do not rely on their ijtihad when they weaken people when other Qara'in support a narrator. This narrator is form the direct mashayikh of al-Saffar [ra] narrating from him in Basa'ir al-Darajat, he is the servant of al-Rida [as] and he is from the direct Mashayikh of Muhammad b. Ahmad b. Yahya al-Ashari and Ibn al-Walid did not remove him from Nawadir al-Hikma. So he can be relied upon. Muhammad b. `Ali al-Kuf is Abu Samina who is mashoor as weak. He's been relied upon a lot though, so we don't have to throw away his hadith. Next two people are majhool. Abd al-Razzaq is praised in Najashi's book by Abu `Ali b. Hammam. Zayd al-Shahham is thiqa. The second chain gets to Muhammad b. Sinan where Sh. Tusi and others has ALL his narrations and books through multiple chains one set going through Abu Samina as well. Muhammad b. Sinan is fine to rely upon and Zayd b. Shahham is from the 5th Tabaqa of the companions of al-Sadiq and al-Kazhim عليهما السلام. So the isnad aspect of this hadith is fine. Something like good by support (حسن لغيره) - the content is fine and mu`tabar upon the kalaam of the Muta'akhireen, the ideas presented in the hadith have other supporting hadith all over our literature. I believe this hadith is mu`tabar. في أمان الله
  7. 2 points
    Mosques and shrine of the companion of prophet (pbuh) Sasaah bin Suhan (rh) attacked by regime forces in Bahrain
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    Beautiful museum ISNA format does not let me copy direct link of pictures so please view them here: http://isna.ir/fa/imageReport/91070402788/%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%BA-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%B2%D9%87-%D8%AF%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%B9-%D9%85%D9%82%D8%AF%D8%B3-%D9%87%D9%85%D8%AF%D8%A7%D9%86#7 Everything about it is perfect. The wall surrounding the museum with names of shohada, the monuments (all of which are very inspiring), and the building itself I love because it uses traditional architecture. And the wax statues look very nice and realistic. My favorites are the pontoon bridge and the commanders in the bunker. And mehr news doesn't seem to be loading right now but here is their link: http://mehrnews.com/detail/Photo/2141559
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    I am sorry if you are offended in any way, that was not my intention. it was not my purpose to revive the thread after five months. I was doing some research and that hadith came up, I used google and this thread was at the top of results. It is one of those more weighty ahadith that can give derivations. I did not aim that on you specifically rather it was another one of my general rants with exposition aimed at how this whole thing works when someone like yourself with some knowledge of hadith can simply answer vaguely like you did and bring an indecisive indifference or rejection to a hadith with that, and again it is because people like myself with little knowledge of hadith sciences look up to people like you. You have a great responsibility in eyes of God. I hope you realize that. So dear brother perhaps its just me but if I were you I would either simply reply "I don't know" or give a comprehensive answer to the best of my knowledge. The entire google user base has been checking this thread and your answer without you knowing, you see. I hope you get what I'm saying. Peace.
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    Mozzzzzzlummmmmm :D
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    May Allah Curse them a thousand times and a Thousand times and a Thousand times.
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    From Saudi Arabia With Love

    This pretentious attitude of indo pak shias has got to stop, the cringey analysis above has never been part of shia polemics against sunnis since it was only recently imported from missionaries and right wing publications. The fact that you imitate their polemics serves only to shoot muslims in the foot and mislead others from the great commonalities all sects of Islam had, one of them being that both grant civilian immunity for non combatants in jihad. Even the Godfather of wahhabism, Ibn Taymiyyah said : This has been standard policy of sunni rules concerning warfare - much like shia fiqh - since the days of Shaybani, Abu Hanifa's student. By parroting what Islam haters blab about 24/7, you are not only legitimizing their over-hyped propaganda but you're alienating all the sunnis (including their ulema) of the past and present who have never excommunicated shias and always recognized the commonalities we have.
  13. 2 points
    Im thankful people like you are on this site, alhamduillah.
  14. 2 points
    Not bad football on the weekend.... United got murked HARRRD by City... I tell you Moyes aint no Fergie put it that way... then again United also suffered a 6-1 defeat last season by City :donno: :shifty: But forget that.... Ozil was on form against Stoke... all three goals.. all three set pieces, spectacular passes throughout. Oh and Arsenal is top of the table too B) ... even if it may be short lived...we are doing damn good so far. Chelsea are mediocre at best, Murinho isn't the same either. (Before his Arsenal debut against Sunderland)
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    (salam) For anyone hurling insults at another individual on this thread or another, and then defending it by saying that it is me defending myself or a reaction to another individual's insult: Imam Kadhim (as): "Whenever two people insult each other, the more superior of the two sinks to the level of the more inferior one." - Mizan al-Hikmah; page 509, # 2913 Wassalam
  16. 2 points
    Be respectful while taking Her Holiness' name ,She, (as) is the Daughter of your Prophet,(saww), if you happen to be a muslim. By the way, She is center of Nabuwwah. and Imamah, the connecting point. She is the light of sun,(Prophethood), and the same light benefits moon(Imamah). Without this light both are unable to function. Read Surah al Dhuha, and see which Sun ,Moon, and Light are becoming oaths of Allah Almighty. But you won't understand even then, i know.
  17. 1 point
    (bismillah) (salam) My dear Brothers & Sister I present to you a book which Contains Valuable Information on proving the tragedy of the Attacking of the House of Fatima (as), The book Contains Evidence From both Sunni Books and Shia books. It goes into So much Details that it covers The 1) The position of Fatima (as) and Imam Ali (as), 2) The Breaking into the house (Of Fatima (s) by Abu bakr & Umar, 3) The Squeezing (smashing) of the Door on Fatima (as), 4) What Happened During the Tragedy, 5) The position of Imam Ali (as) during the Tragedy, 6) the Death of the Infant of Fatima (as) Mohssin (as) and much more. The Sources Both from Shia & Sunni Literature (With Authentic Narrations from both sides). Note: For Arabic Readers only. ( if the Arabic Readers Kindly get a chance to Translate some of the proof into English, Than May Allah Reward them for that) كتاب: الهجوم على بيت فاطمة عليها السلام تأليف: عبد الزهراء مهدي عدد الصفحات: 528 الحجم: 12.5 Book: The Attacking on the House of Fatima (as) Author: Abb'd Al Zahra Mahdi Number of pages: 528 File Size: 12.5 MB Download Here May Allah Bless you All. (wasalam)
  18. 1 point
    tearsofregret was not talking about prostrating. His/her point was that the jinn had free will, so did the humans. The angels understood that and so they made the decision of asking Allah why he would send such prophets.
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    Asalam Alykum, Actually the answer isn't with the humans. It is with the Jinns. Jinns were created before humans (Iblees was a Jinn). Because Jinns had cause bed shed and corruption and according to some Hadith there was also a Prophet send to them whom they killed, if you search it, it will be a hadith from Imam Ali (A.S.). The angles saw what Jinns did with free will and when they saw Allah will send another creature with free will they assumed the same. The angels therefore held no knowledge of future, rather they were just concluding from their observations. I mean its not really that deep. You have to remember what creatures were present of earth which were Jinns. Ibless become Shytan AFTER he refused to obey Allah. Ma'Salam.
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    Asalam Alykum, Dear brothers, I do not understand why everyone seems to point flaws in YukaPuka2, technically, I am the worst one here :o. If he does not know something does not mean he is lost. He perhaps will learn in time and we don't know his personal circumstances. Remember when one of our Imam (A.S.) was a young boy who held the knowledge of the world? Wisdom does not come with age, it comes with reflection. In regards to raising children etc it is a valid point but don't forget the story of Hazrat Adam (A.S.) whose one son murdered another. Surely Prophet Adam (A.S.) was a far better parent than any of us. About keeping things to ourselves, I use to do that. I think that should not be. Shouldn't he share such things? Perhaps Imam (A.S.) is sending a sign that if we pray properly and with complete concentration he is closer to us than those days. Finally, surely if Ulema were always right than Sunnis have far more Ulema than us. Personally, my role model is Hasan Rajab Ali. We should stop dismissing signs so quickly. Perhaps the criteria of seeing the Imam (A.S.) is a pure heart. Just because a person is lost or is drowning in the oceans of sins does not mean he cannot repent and become pure hearted. Surely we all believe that Allah has the power to do all things. He even showed manipulation of space and matter during Meraj to prove this point. In regards to public and private messages, do you forget many Prophets (A.S.) were told the same things that if Allah wanted to communicate then he could've done so directly and thats how many people went stray? We really need to slow the pace down and start reflecting. Ma'Salam
  21. 1 point
    why are all the right wing fascists starting to make sense suddenly. First Nick Griffin in UK and now Marine Le Pen.
  22. 1 point
    When they genetically engineer the Pandas so that they stay tiny forever, I'm getting one as a pet. :wub:
  23. 1 point
    Just because a person is born Jewish doesnt mean he is destined for Hell.God guides everyone be he Jewish or some person born in a cave. Firstly there is plenty of wisdom in the Jewish teachings , as you hear in the video that he memorized all the Jewish books i.e talmud etc and he clearly knew the laws, so he followed them. In his heart was God or he never would have reached this level. God is available to anyone, and furthermore God says he sends a person to every community to guide them, and clearly this man was sent to the Jewish community. It just goes to show that the path is open to everyone God does not discriminate. And there is truth in the Jewish books, it is just that most do no seek God but seek the world and hence they get what they wanted. Even if a person was born in a cave with nobody around him for hundreds of miles and no guide no books nothing, he too can still reach God, because God instilled a Prophet inside everyone of us, and that is the reason and intellect and every soul knows good from evil, if you were to go to any atheist and ask them what is wrong and what is right, they will tell you spot on, however most ignore this due to self gain etc and what they seek. There is many people who attain these things, and its not just those that are publicly known, besides from experience i can tell you once you lift the first veil and taste God, you can never be satisfied with anything else, you seek and wander looking for God, you give up this whole world, and that is a guidance in it self. So dont be surprised that he is from the Jews and attained this, in fact in Christianity and Buddhism there is many people who attained this, many monks and priests in history who had such levels of faith. God invites every person to Him, not just us Muslims, our path is not the only path, faith is not only open to us. We shouldnt think so selfishly of God where he belongs to us only, God created everyone and invited everyone to Himself. Every person knows the truth and God sends them guidance every second. Religion is a complete way of life, but to get to good and earn faith is open to every person by just simply using the intellect. For example a person may eat till he is full, and realize how bad he feels afterwords and hence he says from now on i will not eat til i am full i will only eat enough etc, and so on Allah is not only for us, Allah is for every being that lives.
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    Who's This Guy ?

    silly banana!
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    Now I did tell you before to stick to baseball, yankee boy (yeah we know you're in IRAN now, relax), you are quite simply talking out you're [Edited out] mate, you clearly didn't see his most recent game, literally set up all three goals, in fact he's been behind pretty much every single one since joining. I think it will take some time for him to become a 'leader' as he is new, not only to the club, but to the faster paced English Premier League. Besides, ever since Fabregas left us we had a huge void in terms of leadership, however I strongly see that role as being replaced by the likes of Wilshere and Cazrola - and actually since his return, Flamini got right into such a role against Stoke, and was widely regarded as man of the match despite Ozil's contributions, so we have many candidates, Ozil just needs to be on point with his passes, which he is doing a damn fine job of. It is also too soon to run him off as merely a short-term benefit to Arsenal, in fact naive. We have a strong Midfield now, which was lacking before, our man Giroud up front may not be world class, but even he has increasingly been on form as of late and it was a tall order for him to replace RVP, but that pressure has now waned. I feel this season will surely make Arsenal as competitive than ever before, both in the domestic league and the CL. As a Gooner since '93 when at just 8 years, I can safely say that for some years now, it is actually exciting stuff to be a fan with our present squad.
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    May Allah raise the status of Saasa ibn Sohan Al abdi to the highest rank a human can have. The shia of Ali (as) will never be left alone by the oppressors of this world. May Allah curse the people who did this heinous crime and throw them in to the fire of hell. A lecture about this great companion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4kQfjaDVK4
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    Negotiations With Taliban

    I think I agree with this. I.e it is OK to refer to God if you are a believer. If you are not it would be hypocricy.
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    Nice to see another Iranian American show interest in Iran. I like your attitude but you have to be prepared, organized, and plan everything ahead of time before you come. Your career choice is alright but in Iran there are MILLIONS of Civil Engineers and their wages no offense, are not that spectacular assuming you want to work under someone. You need to have some kind of family to help give you a jump start and support you in the short run so you can stand on your feet for the time being until you get your own place. Consult with the family you do have in Iran and see if you can become friendly with them and see if they can help meet your goals. I wish you all the best brother good luck!
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    Ayatollah Khamenei

    Of course. You just have a false understanding of God, his prophets and his creation, while you refuse to submit to logic which we can see by you avoiding to engage in subjects you can't counter, not to mention justice(which is one of the great attributes of Allah). Imam Khomeini:
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    With respect brother you are a misguided individual who doesn't even have some basic understanding. I didn't post that just to attack you.
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    Is Iraq In Hell Right Now ?

    Greetings PenOfTruth, and that is exactly what is wrong with Islam. there is no peace, and there can be no peace. :( not as long as this mentality prevails among all those who follow Muhammad. Salaam, CLynn
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    Death Penalty In Islam

    To summarize the poll, it is basically asking do you want Allah's law to be implemented or your own law? remember for the verse of the quran which says the believers have no choice over the prophet and Allah's command.
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    Zaynab McCabe

    Hijab ~ What Is Wajib For Women?

    Zina is sexual acts with out being married or masturbation. The Wajib parts covered in all hair, neck and lower part of the chin and chest. As well not wearing tight clothing which reveals ones body shape.
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    Darth Vader

    Negotiations With Taliban

    ^ I know. Its just the fact that some snakes are far more poisonous than others.
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    Negotiations With Taliban

    There is an old saying"He who digs a well, gets himself inside" this came true for pakistan.....Pakistan backed taliban (as directed by CIA) to counter soviets...later they use them against India.Now this beast(TTP) is out of control and is causing death and destruction to their masters(ISI). Frankley speaking this is an open war between ISI VS RAW(india intellgence wing). ISI used them earlier against INDIA and now India is using them against Pakistan.Between this the innocent people of pakistan are suffering specially minorties(Shia).....
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    (salam) What about these, they bear a similar resemblance: Also: Prophet (saw): "Be mindful of Allah, and you'll find Him before you." [Tirmidhi] My understanding is: "Who understands his [Fitrah, not Tabee'ah/animalistic] self, has understood his Lord." ...not that you would ever understand Allah, but with your fitrah you would have a sense of right and wrong [the real inner voice] that is in line with Allah's commands. People who oppose this and do wrong slowly lose that until they become cursed. Is this understanding wrong?
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    Prayer And Turbah

    Are there any Shi'i Marjas who do not decree the Turbah or the some such natural materials like wood or stone to be mandatory and consider sujood on carpet to be acceptable in salat, even if it is not "recommended"/Sunnah etc.?
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    I never even thought of it that way...I always stream live sports online when I don't have access to TV lol. You shouldn't over think/burden yourself too much tbh.
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    Why 99% Of Terrorist Belong To Sunni Sect?

    Unfortunately, when Sunnis get deep in their religion, and begin following the teachings of Umar and Abu Baqir, etc.. They become extreme and wahhabi-like.
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    Ali Musaaa :)

    Death Penalty In Islam

    'No, you don't understand. Islam and these backward and barbaric practices are outdated. We are much more enlightened and intellectual than they were in 7th century Arabia. We are above that because... Because... We say so.'
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    Basim Ali

    Banned Members

    Back again as Pia. Banned. I think we can all take a lesson or two in willpower from this guy's resolve to come back on the website. :-)
  44. 1 point

    Need Help From Black Magic And Evil Eye!

    And We will most certainly try you with somewhat of fear and hunger and loss of property and lives and fruits; and give good news to the patient ones.(2:155)
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    (salam) I still haven't forgotten their ridiculous decision to build that eyesore clock tower.
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    Allah does not forbid you from those who do not fight you because of religion and do not expel you from your homes - from being righteous toward them and acting justly toward them. Indeed, Allah loves those who act justly. 60:8
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    I think the hadith is being misunderstood. The key part is at the very end: It's not talking about names, as not all of them were named Muhammad. Rather, the hadith is saying that all of the Imams fulfill the position of Muhammad (pbuh). They are all the head of the Muslim community, the obedience to all of them is obligatory, they are all infallible, and they all act as Muhammad (pbuh) would act in their position.
  48. 1 point
    Ali Musaaa :)

    A Question For Converts

    Praise The Lord! Now we are talking! First thing is, don't and I mean DON'T ever literally swarm the poor chap. Like when a new Muslim is introduced suddenly he is celebrity and everyone swarms around them like they are looking at new animal put in the zoo! That will freak them out. Everyone will think they are doing good and they don't have bad intentions but you will more than likely freak them out, especially if its a large group there and there is this What I have loved is going out for lunch and stuff. Depends what culture, yes, use your culture. However, if your culture is a big fan of Zanjeer *Face Palm* then whatever you do, don't ever mention it or ask if they want to participate... You don't want to be responsible for a new Muslim leaving the path of God because of your actions. Back to food! My community was Turkish, so me and the Brothers would always go out for lunch to these Turkish places or go have a kebab or something like that after a night at the Mosque. Use that time to talk about religion in an informal manner. Perhaps invite them to your home for dinner. Maybe get Mrs Ayoobi to whip up some wicked dish? ;) these 'outings' if you will, will allow you and convert x to get to know each other outside of the Mosque... Cos it's all fine and dandy when you and a thousand others say 'Salaam' at Juma'ah and then leave him... That's the worst, don't do that. Always go out of your way to make them feel part of the community. Do activities, and lots of them! :D I've mentioned a few, so insha'Allah that's a starting point. I can tell you've had very limited contact with new Muslims... OP don't heed the above advice of Bani Qaisee lol, sorry but just don't do it...
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