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  1. A part of the whole statement. Will they call sistani a batri now? http://www.sistani.org/arabic/statement/1504/ And in persuit of this scheme, they have published in the media - from satellite and internet web sites, magazines and other means - strange rulings (opinions) which are offensive to some Islamic Schools and Sects. They have attributed these made-up rulings to His Emminence (Ayatullah al-Udhma Sayyed Ali al-Husayni as-Sistani(HA)), in an apparent attempt to defame his authority for the sole purpose of increasing the sectarian tensions, leading to their specific goals. The opinions of the Esteemed Sayyed (Ayatullah al-Udhma Sayyed Ali al-Husayni as-Sistani(HA)), can only be taken from the reliable sources, such as books of his rulings documented and bearing his signature and seal; and they do not contain anything defaming to other Muslim sects or parties from other schools of thought. And anyone who has even the slightest knowledge of Ayatullah(HA)'s rulings can detect the outrageous lies within what is being said and published. We can also point out to the stance and statements of His Eminence (Ayatullah al-Udhma Sayyed Ali al-Husayni as-Sistani(HA)) during the past years on the issue of the plight of wounded Iraq, as well as his commandment to his followers and imitators (muqallideen) in dealing with their brethren from the people of the Sunnah with love and respect. Also, he has recurrently stressed on the sancrosanctity of the blood, honor and wealth of all Muslims, be they Sunnah or Shia; and that anyone who kills unjustly is to be abjured.
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  2. Just stick to drinking water and you're good.
    6 points
  3. Salam , I'm very glad to hear his Eminance Sayyid Sistani (may Allah(s.w.a) continue to guide him and bless him and prolong his life) speak out directly against this cult. I think now all the prominent figures amoung our Shia ulema and mujahedeen (with a few exceptions) have spoken out again that guy, Mr. MI6. Maybe now our Sunni brothers and sisters will realize that this guy is a cult leader like David Quraish or Jim Jones and he doesn't speak for the followers of Ahl Al Bayt(a.s) just as those guys mentioned don't speak for the Christians. The basis of the teaching of Ahl Al Bayt(a.s) are love and respect for our brothers and sisters in Islam. Full Stop.
    4 points
  4. Amir-ul-Mumineen (as) said: "Water is the chief of drinks both in this world as well as in the Hereafter." Abu Abd Allah (as) said: "If one enjoys and appreciates the taste of water in this world Allah (azwj) will Give him water in Jannah (Paradise)."
    4 points
  5. Did you hear about the Wahhabi who won that big auction on eBay? He was the highest bid'ah ...
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  6. full text below. The Statement of Ayatullah al-Udhma Sistani(HA) on the Subject of Islamic Unity and Against Sectarian Strife In the Name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate "And hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves; " (Quran, Surah Aal-i-Imraan (#3), Verse 103) The Islamic nation is going through difficult circumstances, and facing major crises and enormous challenges affecting its present and threatening its future. Everyone is aware of this situation and needs to close ranks and reject those who fan the flames of sectarianism and we must avoid stirring sectarian differences. Those differences that have existed for centuries, and no completely satisfactory resolution - pleasing to all parties - seems to exist, and hence should not be persued for the sake of creating controversy and strife, but only within the framework of scientific research in a sober and in particular in a manner that does not affect the fundamentals of Islam. Everyone believes in One God, and the message of Prophet Mustafa(S), may Allah shower His blessings upon him and his family, and in the concept of Ma'ad (Ressurection/Judgement), and the fact that the Quran - which is guarded and protected by Allah from distortion - along with the Honourable Prophetic Sunnah (Tradition) which is the source for the Shari'a (Islamic Legal) rulings and the affection for the Holy Ahl al-Bayt(A), peace be upon them, and so on; these basics are shared by the Muslims in general, among which are the pillars of Islam: Prayer, Fasting, Hajj and so on.These common concepts form the basic core for Islamic Unity. We must focus on them to establish closer bonds of love and affection between the people of this Ummah, and indeed do no less than work on peaceful co-existence amongst each other, and move away from bickering and communal and sectarian rhetoric under whatever guise or title. So every effort must be exerted by all those concerned about the elevation and glory of Islam, and it must be promoted to the Muslims to do everything in power in order to bridge the gap between them, and alleviate the repercussions (effects) of the tensions caused by the political pressure, in order to obliterate any chance of further dissention and division. That dissension - if left untended to - would inevitably give way for the enemies aspirations - to dominate the Islamic Countries and seize their wealth - to be fulfilled. However, sadly and regrettably it is evident that certain people and parties are working on a completely contrasting agenda. They have been seeking to perpetuate and increase the division and foster deeper sectarian differences among Muslims. They have increased their efforts lately, especially after the recently increasing political conflicts in the region and the intensification of the fight over power and influence. They have exerted serious efforts to illucidate and disseminate the ideological differences among different Muslim sects, going so far as to even adding their own made-up differences by methods of tucking and slander, in order to achieve their purposes of discrediting a certain sect and disreputing its followers, and intimidating others against them. And in persuit of this scheme, they have published in the media - from satellite and internet web sites, magazines and other means - strange rulings (opinions) which are offensive to some Islamic Schools and Sects. They have attributed these made-up rulings to His Emminence (Ayatullah al-Udhma Sayyed Ali al-Husayni as-Sistani(HA)), in an apparent attempt to defame his authority for the sole purpose of increasing the sectarian tensions, leading to their specific goals. The opinions of the Esteemed Sayyed (Ayatullah al-Udhma Sayyed Ali al-Husayni as-Sistani(HA)), can only be taken from the reliable sources, such as books of his rulings documented and bearing his signature and seal; and they do not contain anything defaming to other Muslim sects or parties from other schools of thought. And anyone who has even the slightest knowledge of Ayatullah(HA)'s rulings can detect the outrageous lies within what is being said and published. We can also point out to the stance and statements of His Eminence (Ayatullah al-Udhma Sayyed Ali al-Husayni as-Sistani(HA)) during the past years on the issue of the plight of wounded Iraq, as well as his commandment to his followers and imitators (muqallideen) in dealing with their brethren from the people of the Sunnah with love and respect. Also, he has recurrently stressed on the sancrosanctity of the blood, honor and wealth of all Muslims, be they Sunnah or Shia; and that anyone who kills unjustly is to be abjured. All of this clearly discloses the methodologies followed by this religious authority in dealing with the followers of other schools of thought, and in what light these followers are viewed. Had everyone followed the footsteps of this religious authority, things would have been different from what we are witnessing today in terms of blind violence hitting everywhere, and horrendous murders that do not exclude even young children or old people or pregnant women; and unto Allah do we complain! We ask Allah, the Mighty, the Most High, to take the hands of all to that which is good for the Ummah and for its best interests, verily He has power and authority over all things.
    3 points
  7. “The vision of the eye is limited but the vision of the heart transcends all barriers of time and space.” — Imam Ali (as)
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  8. Omer2708

    It Is Time....

    not really, I am younger :P
    2 points
  9. good :shia men would never do injustice. Justice requires one to be fair in all accounts. Though impossible one has to strive hard in order to achieve it. Current situation is - Canada - Two ill old parents. Lebanon - Plenty of family. Common sense would be to look after the ill and the frail. Problem with most humans is that they are selfish and do not discuss future plans before getting hitched. The fact is, you went to Lebanon for a visit and he then decides to stay, and if you do, could in law, mean kidnapping. Forced to stay against your own will. Ohh we hate the west, but wait, we must go and study there for the paper they dish out, so we can then go back home and have a high paid job and complain how we hate them too. Dummies. All the likes are biased too - LOL
    2 points
  10. ^Shaykh radhi was a man who it is said he never even thought of sinning. When their father died he left some books and him and his brother sayyed murtaza got to a book and one suggested let's give it to the one who never sinned and then the other suggested let's give it to the one who never thought of sinning on this sayyed murtaza said it was for his brother.
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  11. :huh: Uhm... How more certain do you need to be when it's actually God Himself telling you? I dont mean to offend you but I don't appreciate a Muslim referring to the Qur'an as just 'a religious book', as if its like anything else written by the hands some random dude.
    2 points
  12. These are the most common questions asked by non-Shia. I wish we had a FAQ to point somewhere.
    2 points
  13. This thread...
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  15. Maybe now our Malang brothers and sisters will realize that this guy is a M16 cult leader like David Quraish or Jim Jones and he doesn't speak for the followers of Ahl Al Bayt(a.s) just as those guys mentioned don't speak for the Christians. The basis of the teaching of Ahl Al Bayt(a.s) are love and respect for our brothers and sisters in Islam. Full Stop.
    1 point
  16. Guest

    It Is Time....

    You haven't at all, trust me. I been waiting to go for a while now. It just time. Shiachat has helped me grow as a person and my faith in Allah. Trust me, it time to let go of material things. It is no longer needed in my life. Nope. Don't worry awaiting, you have me on msn. I'll miss you all, trust me. Thank you everyone for being good people.
    1 point
  17. May Allah bless his soul InshaAllah
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  18. Ayatollah Khamenei on Women http://youtu.be/NRbhyoM2aZw Beauty, wisdom and truth
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  19. That just happened in a religious book and not in a real life. There need to be something more concrete than certain events that supposedly happen in a religious book but never again and not for anyone else. If you are living a fake life, then you can't possibly know the meaning of a real life.
    1 point
  20. If you open the Qur'an and read it, you will see that there are sayings from Prophets,,,,, Thats what I meant with 5% and 95% :) Greetings CLynn I would have devoted love for someone who is willing to give up his life for me. But why would Jesus die for me? If he is god, this would be enaugh to love him. Salam
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  21. The author of nahjal balagha. At least he had the wisdom to compile all the sayings and sermons of Imam Ali (as).
    1 point
  22. In my opinion, you are closer to achieve what you ask for if you don't just stop with dua. Try to work hard toward your goal and then leave everything in the hands of God.
    1 point
  23. Greetings Omer, That's why you're not God. :) You don't have the mind of God. 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. :) I do wonder if you could answer my question though: "Would you find that you had a devoted love for someone who was willing to give up their life for you?" Salaam and blessings, CLynn
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  24. LOL @ CLynn, Why is the sky blue? Why is blue blue? Whoa, what you find out when you aren't looking. Note; Quran just dropped from 100% - 95% Allah speech. <---- Never saw that comin. This must be that new Muslim religion thing. I like how the OP asks for Christians only. Lucky you were here. John 1:1, but if they don't really trust Christians let them seek Jewish council. Yochanan 1Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB) 1 Bereshis (in the Beginning) was the Dvar Hashem [YESHAYAH 55:11; BERESHIS 1:3], and the Dvar Hashem was agav (along with, etzel, Mishle 8:30;30:4) Hashem, and the Dvar Hashem was nothing less, by nature, than Elohim! [Psa 56:11(10); Yn 17:5; Rev. 19:13 i.e., the Ma’amar Memra] In answer to "How can that be?" Yochanan 1 12 But as many as him lekabel pnei Moshiach (receive him as Moshiach), to them he gave the tokef (authority) to become in fact yeladim haElohim [DEVARIM 14:1]. yeladim haElohim = children of God. To get a clear view I'd suggest reading 1 thru 12 as it's a great flashback to Genesis 1. Actually 13 and 14 describe what happened in the day, but takes to verse 35 to really grasp the full concept of God and Jesus. 14 And the Dvar Hashem took on gufaniyut (corporeality) and made his sukkah, his Mishkan (Tabernacle) among us [YESHAYAH 7:14], and we [shlichim, 1Y 1:1-2] gazed upon his Kavod [SHEMOT 33:18; 40:34; YESHAYAH 60:1-2], the Shechinah of the Ben Yachid from Elohim HaAv, full of Hashem’s Chesed v’Emes. Granted, it is a heavy study. Those interested will do the study and understand, the rest will come back with more silly questions.
    1 point
  25. CLynn

    Japan

    Greetings Ali, I actually didn't have any specific country in mind... maybe Russia, or China... they are the big players... but Iran does seem to want to be one of them. That's all I'm asking... if you feel Rouhani can be taken at his word. Shukran and salaam, CLynn
    1 point
  26. well the hijab that is ordered by all maraji', the longest you can wear is under the knees, so as long as you have that sort out, your modesty is kept inshallah. And to me approachability is a smile :) waslam.
    1 point
  27. Clynn... Are you naive or pretending to be naive? Allow me to explain: In principle, open dialogue is of course desirable. And, in spite of a 2500 year history of nothing but monarchical rule pre-1979 (true story), since the revolution Iran has tried in many cases to lay groundwork for a more open dialogue, something which culturally is foreign to the people of Iran. (Perfect example of this was the freeing of the press in 1997). Naturally, there have been problems in doing so, some of them internal, some of them external. But the main factor has been, clearly, that foreign forces -- whose interests lie in the undermining of the Islamic Republic -- exploit any and every opening. Twitter, facebook, blogs, etc... In principle, the sharing of information is good. But when there are paid propagandists on all these outlets, spreading misinformation, therein lies the problem. And our country, unfortunately, many people within our country fall prey to misinformation. Not all of them are on a high level of understanding of the world. In fact, most of them have not even left Iran and their only impression of the outside world is Hollywood movies. And so immediate action must be taken to address this unfortunate reality. Compare this to the case of Press TV. How many Iranians does BBC Persian reach vs. how many Britons does Press TV reach? It's obvious. BBC reaches more Iranians than Press TV reaches Britons. Press TV's influence in Britain is limited to: Muslims who care enough about politics to follow the news, and leftists or social critics who are on the fringes of Britain's mainstream political makeup. This is a very limited influence. And yet, Britain banned Press TV. And yet, Press TV's youtube channel is constantly deleted. Iran waits for something to actually be a threat to suppress it. Meanwhile, Britain suppresses it before anyone even knows it's being suppressed. So they don't even get credit for suppressing it, and people continue to look down upon fascistic Iran for acting in such a manner.
    1 point
  28. Move to Lebanon. Try to visit your parents often. While it's noble, what you are trying to do for your parents, I'm sure they wish the best for you and understand the difficult position you are in. They will understand. After they are gone, who will you have left?
    1 point
  29. Jahangiram

    Is This True

    The law is about adopted daughters, not step daughters.
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  30. Muslims are the most gullible, non-critical readers in the known universe. I've never seen a group so ready to blindly forward information along without verifying it first. This is why Sunnis are 85%. "Sunnis are right because a guy in my village said it's true and that Shias worship rocks."
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  31. They do this every once in a while, harmless hissy-fitting which helps each side position themselves with their voters back home. ^_^
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  32. (wasalam) Doctrines of Shi'i Islam by Ayatollah Ja’far Sobhani https://www.dropbox.com/s/ix2ggdjs7h6w59b/Doctrines%20of%20Shi%27i%20Islam%20-%20Aya.%20Sobhani.pdf Found on: http://islamiclib.wordpress.com/
    1 point
  33. (salam) Officials Claim Tunisian Women are Waging a 'Sexual Jihad' in Syria, But What's the Real Story? Despite the lack of clear evidence of a sex war pandemic, this hasn’t stopped news media outlets all over the world from grabbing, expanding, and running with this story. Source: http://www.policymic.com/articles/65041/officials-claim-tunisian-women-are-waging-a-sexual-jihad-in-syria-but-what-s-the-real-story Wassalam
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  34. (1) Of course the prophet (pbuh) was not a Shia, Sunni or Wahabi, But these sects are dependent on who they follow. (2) Shia Means Follower, Following the Ahlulbayt (as), as the prophet (s) said " I leave in you ( Ummah ) two things, the book of Allah and My Ahlulbayt (as). (3) Not All the Sahabas are to be respected. Do you respect the killers of Imam Hussain (as)? Do you respect the Sahabas Who burnt the house of Fatima't Al Zahraa (as)? the Daughter of the prophet (s) who he said: " who ever makes Fatima Angry has made me Angry? Do you love the Sahabas Who Broke the ribs of Fatima't al Zahraa (as)? Who killed the infant inside her? Do you respect the Sahabas Who fought Imam Ali (as)? on the War of Safiin and in the War of Jamal? Do you respect killer of Imam Hussain (as)? In total do you respect the Sahabahs Who fought Ahlulbayt (as)? (4) your Conclusion is Invalid. (salam)
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  35. So your saying Allah chose Ali as Caliph?
    1 point
  36. Tell them you are married, and explain it to them - both temporary and permanent marriage. Explain to them why its important to take a contract/covenant under Allah (god) before you can approach some one on an intimate/sexual level. This is a blessing from Allah to you that he has given you the blessing of being able to have a temporary marriage. You are engaging in marriage (be it temporary) with the women of their society, you should be thankful and show them the proper gratitude and use the opportunity to guide them. Also make sure that you give hidya to the woman you are married to as well. Don't be scared to speak the truth, you never know who you will be able to help - and it is also your duty
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  37. Hey guise, hope all is well... So I went to the Maghreb again for the 5th time now, but this time made sure I visited as many cities in this beautiful country as time permitted. I actually lost count of how many cities I visited, but I essentially started off in Marrakesh and went northwards along the coast, where many cities are situated such as Casablanca, Rabat and then to the far north to Tangiers and then to Chefchaouene and back down again, through Essouaira and to Marrakesh again. My favourite city was without a doubt Chefchaouene, which was more a quaint town, situated in high terrain. It is notable for its mostly blue buildings, and is also notable for an abundance of kif - which is a local related plant to cannabis. I managed to visit a farm cultivating it - not the typical touristy trail I must say, driving up a desolate mountain coming across two farmers, one of them with a few scars on his face. I saw how they make hashish too. Very educational. I also enjoyed great views from the famous Cafe al Hafa in Tangiers, which is situated on a cliff-side facing the Med Sea, you could even see Spain in the distance, lovely whilst drinking mint tea. My accommodation varied from city to city, I stayed at rented apartments, to being hosted by family of friends, strangers upon arriving in a new city, to 5 star hotels, to run down shabby riad- turned hotels. All great experiences in their own rights. I also got into French hip hop whilst I was there, as it constantly was being played on the radio stations. If anyone is familiar with this very famous French rapper Maitre Gims, well I managed to bump into him at the hotel in Marrakesh and fist-bumped him after telling him how I'm a huge fan (even though I discovered his music just days before). My interest in Gnawa and Rai music - particularly by Cheb Khaled always gets rekindled when visiting Morocco. The Djema el Fnaa in Marrakesh, a typical tourist hotspot was nice too, but I've seen it too many times. You see all sorts there, snake charmers, musicians, story tellers, henna ladies, beggars, pickpockets, etc in addition to the souks with their numerous alleys and stalls. I didn't get to visit the Atlas Mountains, or the oldest, continuously inhabited medieval Islamic city - Fez (which also has the world's oldest university Karaouine founded in the 9th century), or Ouarzazate in the arid south of the country, where some scenes from Gladiator (the best movie ever made) was filmed - apparently they have a cinema museum with props from the film and others shot there. Next time "inchalla", although I would very much like to see Tunisia one day too.
    1 point
  38. The press is still free. The paper(s) acted like a partisan group by their own volition and sided with the government on some issues. This happens when the interests of the government/establishment are perceived to be same as the interests of the people. Mind you had one of those papers decided to just go ahead and reveal the story, it wouldn't have lead to the security forces ransacking the premises of the paper, kidnapping its journalists and putting it out of print. That used to happen in Soviet Union and its allied states in the Middle East and elsewhere.
    1 point
  39. Keep Calm and May we hasten the re-appearance of Imam Mahdi (atfs) The World is waiting for Justice, and Justice is waiting for Imam Mahdi (atfs) ;)
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  40. Oh Yousef of Zahra (as) It is me again, the insolent disobedient slave. I am the one whose deeds you review every Thursday night, deeds which only add to your grief and pain of this world. Oh Imam i try, but my ignorance and forgetfulness has overtaken me at times. It is with a heavy heart that i return to our Lord ever day, begging Him in His Infinite Mercy to forgive my betrayals, and to hide the ugliest of my deeds from you. If you have not seen much disobedience from me, it is only by the mercy of our Beloved One. Oh Abu Saleh, i bear witness that you are the estranged one. I bear witness that you are more so than your slaughtered grandfather on the plains of kerbala. I say so my Master, because Abi Abdillah (as) had his Abbas (as), he had his Ali Al Alkdar (as).... where is your Abbas? where is your Ali Al Akbar? I swear to you my Master, my existence, and every other being that walks this earth, is not worth a spec in a single tear drop which you shed, so how can we justify the tears of blood you have shed every morning and evening for over a thousand years? Oh my Imam, I claim that my soul, nay my very existence, be a sacrifice for a spec of dust under your feet. I know my actions do not reflect this claim, and i beg The Almighty to make me sincere in what i say. We all die one day, but i want to live, by shedding the blood of my heart serving and protecting you, and to paraphrase the words of my master, Ali Al Akbar (as), wa la ubali, lowil mowtu waqa3a 3ala Mohammad, ow Mohammad waqa3a 3alal mowt (and i do not care, were death to befall Mohammad, or wether Mohammad would fall to his death) Oh Aba Saleh, mata tarana, wa narak.....
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  41. (bismillah) (salam) May Allah SWT protect Imam Zaman AJ and hasten his return, inshaAllah.
    1 point
  42. (bismillah) (salam) Please put me down for another 313 :shifty: (wasalam)
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