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  1. The caliph's plot against our Imam fails All our Imams were killed one way or another. Two were killed by the sword and the others were all poisoned. Here is a small anecdote relating to our 7th Imam, Imam Musa Kazim, peace be upon him. At the behest of the caliph, the Imam spent several years in prison. One day, the caliph thought of a way to snare the Imam and hopefully catch him red-handed in sin. He ordered a pretty young woman to be let into the Imam's cell in order to seduce him. The jailer let the woman in, hoping that the Imam would be unable to resist her and his reputation would be destroyed once and for all. The caliph ordered the jailer to keep his ears open so that the jail door could be opened at the right moment, that is when the Imam was in the act of sin or when enough evidence was available. The caliph himself came to the prison to witness the Imam's humiliation and exultantly ordered the jailer to open the door at what was seen as a good moment. The caliph was simply outside his wits at what he saw. The Imam was engaged in worship and the former seductress had seemingly changed into a pious woman, separately immersed in contemplation and worship. When the caliph asked the woman why she couldn't win him over, she replied 'did you think he was like you'? The caliph was disappointed at the failure of his mission and the ineffectiveness of his bait.
    8 points
  2. I don't understand how does she or her family have the guts to ask for the mahr after this......
    5 points
  3. The "I want to marry a ..." thread is funny,, maybe I should start one but for ladies! "I want to marry a Jamaican?" or a celebrity! bet it will be a hit thought: I NEED a chef! I know I have been thinking of this since 2009,, maybe if I think a little harder it will happen! :D
    3 points
  4. It is just strange how people can do that... eg when we had to travel for 8 days at a stretch, my sister kept a mini-pillow handy... she would doze off at any place when she wanted to.. even slept comfortably in the transit lounge of Karachi Airport where it was way too noisy to even think straight. and i was sitting like a zombie.... :wacko:
    3 points
  5. Seriously! I don't get how people just doze off on the bus and train, and then magically wake up at their stop :wacko:
    3 points
  6. ^ lucky people blessed with the ability to sleep anywhere. Some of us arent that fortunate, we need to dig deep for the sleep that only comes in our bed -_-
    3 points
  7. EthidiumIodide

    Shia Curiosity

    Wow, so many straw-man arguments and terrible analogies. My heart aches for this ummah if this is the extent of layman Sunni thought.
    3 points
  8. (salam) Ayatullah Wahid Khorasani. At 93 years of age he still lectures in the harram every morning, and every other day around Asr - except weekends. Such dedication and selflessness, really puts you to shame. Plus he has a cute smile :) Another awesome scholar, Ayatullah Syed Madadi. Wednesday nights they usually have a discussion on rijal and afterwards an informal gathering with very few people. It's a really humbling experience listening to him. Presently one of my favorite scholars. Ayatullah Syed Shubeyri Zanjani. They have an informal behas over different issues a short time before Maghrib after which he leaves for the harram to lead the prayers. Apparently this office of his is what used to be the house of Musa Sadr.
    3 points
  9. You can not mourn for the beloveds of God and Prophet.. It's biddah..!! You can not arrange gatherings to celebrate for birthdays of the Prophets and Imams.. It's biddah..!! But you can dance welcoming of a disbeliever prince.. It's not biddah..!! It is the sunnah..!! Welcome to American 'Islam'..!! to the Saudi 'Royalty'..!! No to fana fillah, fana fil-Muhammad, fana fil-ahlulbayt, fana fil-ikhwan..!! Yes to fana fil-America, fana fil-hegemony..!! 'And whoever among you takes them as guardians and allies- then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.' Quran, 5:51
    2 points
  10. not even about that. They're still people that's the point. Jus cause someone is fat doesn't mean the can't love or be loved, they still have the same feelings, emotions and needs as others.
    2 points
  11. (bismillah) (salam) He (Ayyashi) was one of the greatest scholars in shia and lived during minor occultation . he was sheykh (master) of Kuleyni (author of Al-Kafi) and Kashie (author of Rijal Al-Kashi) one interesting fact about him is that he was sunni but after searching an studying carefully he converted to shia and become one of the great ulma not only in his time but until now. His tafsir book is considered as athari (tafsir of Quran by ahadith) and it was 2 vol. the original book was available until 7th century but afterward the second vol. and the original 1st vol. lost completely . what we have today is the 1st vol. but with a change . one of his pupils noticed that the book is very thick due to the names of narrators which was mentioned thoroughly at the beginning of each hadith so he omitted the names and narrated the hadith . this book is what we have today as "Tafsir Al-Ayyashi" . and because there is no chains of narrators in the book, the ahadith are not reliable for us, even the author of the book is very great 'alim . But about tahreef : there are some ahadith in the book which imply that Quran was falsified , but there are two answers to this: 1- By studying those ahadith carefully we find out that Ayyashi has narrated them from another book for an unreliable person in hadith (Ahmad ibn Muhammad As-Sayari) (he is known in rijal as : dha'if (weak in hadith) and fasid u al-mazhad ( his faith was corrupted i.e he was not true shia) ) 2- Majority of shia (almost all of them) say that Quran in not falsified and they have proofs for that . so shia as a sect doesn't believe in tahreef and that's why you see them recite the same Quran of sunnies in their salat and there is no other Quran expect than one. (wasalam)
    2 points
  12. I honestly feel be angry recently. A lot of people on here annoy me with their posts, with their backwards views, with their narrow mindedness and their downright stupidity. I honestly feel some users here are living in a little fantasy world and should grow up. Sure they may have the knowledge but they lack the smarts or maturity of how to use and exercise such knowledge for good. And not even here people annoy me only, out in the real world, I feel pushed away from all religions because of the people. Islam isn't for me Christianity isn't for me. I wish I could be a religion which worships God and God alone, no one or nothing else, none of the extra "fluff" just things that matter, that actually matter.
    2 points
  13. ROFL this thread... and people tell me having a criteria of brown eyes and dark brown to black hair is being too fussy. I don't even care if she was fat there's some beautiful women who are on the chunky side out there!
    2 points
  14. Prophet said he will be in jannah. :D
    2 points
  15. Honestly sister maryam, its nice for you to have sympathy for this girl, but for me I have no sympathy whatsoever if what brother marbles said is the whole story. That one girl has ruined LOTS of lives, the brother who married her will be scarred for life, will probably think twice before trusting someone. The in laws too, must have gone through hell. I really really feel bad for them. If the girl truly was a mumina, then all this would have never happend. Along with ruining her life, she has chosen to take down with her many other victims. However, Allah (swt) is all knowing and just, so we are in no position to judge. Brother marbles, the best thing to do is without a doubt to email the marja ur cousin brother does taqleed of. The people here will give you different opinions, and you will never know the correct way unless you get the response from the marja. If he gives her the mahr when she doesnt deserve it, then I guess he has committed a fault too hasnt he? Correct me if I am wrong. I pray for your cousin brother to get a religious, beautiful and caring wife and be over this trauma as soon as possible.
    2 points
  16. you sound like kant, the idea that logic is only applicable to material world and we only can have sound judgments within the boundaries of physics and there's no metaphysical sound judgment, fyi this idea long has been proven wrong and philosophers criticized it from different aspects, but if you like to accept it, you must remember something and that is you can not talk about metaphysics, neither affirming nor denying, you can never talk about concepts like God or hereafter or the metaphysical meaning of causation, you can not deny them, no offence but you simply can be happy with your sound judgments within the boundaries of physical world, and let us be happy with our own metaphysical judgments; but if you want to talk about metaphysics, you must get ready to accept a logic and a framework of it. for big bang theory, I'll tell you this: ex nihio nihil fit yes, if you want to change the name of God to big-bang, there's no problem, you may call it big-bang, the source of everything and we call it God the source of everything including intelligence.
    2 points
  17. Extremism in the defense of Liberty is no vice. Moderate in Justice is no Virtue.
    2 points
  18. Wow my SC is so intelligent. "Wrist watch" written together is censored lol Isn't the censor program sophisticated enough to differentiate between a single, stand alone offensive word and when they appear as part of another word/term? I understand if they want to censor c.rap but try writing skysc.raper. It's like being as intelligent as Zia ul Haq's censors who used to strike down "tawaif" in "tawaif-al-malooki" LOL
    2 points
  19. Tablighi jahalat is better than Takfiri hatred any day of the week. Though I run as soon as I spot a group of Tablighis or when they come knocking at my door, I excuse them with "brothers sorry I have an urgent appointment. I have just two minutes (looks at the wris[Edited Out]ch)", I still think any Deobandi group or any of the hardline offshoots of Wahhabiyah which are tolerant of the Shia are better than those which are not. Yes, the head of the Tablighi Jamaat visited a Shia mosque and addressed people there and preached "Islamic brotherhood" - much better than hateful murderous rants by the Takfiris who want to blow up people as pious pastime.
    2 points
  20. Deewan

    Ate/Eating/Will Eat?

    Just ate moong daal (split green gram) made by yours truly with Lebanese bread from woolys.
    2 points
  21. u really must be 20 years old if u think lebanon miss america & shakira are beautiful , ok i can understand somewhat miss america but shakira ?!?! are u serious cuz she just looks like a hyena to me.
    2 points
  22. Ethics

    Ate/Eating/Will Eat?

    I cant and will never do any soup thing with any kind of bones/fats. Im sorry, just cannot take it. Looking at all these bones and fat soups :squeez:
    2 points
  23. ^^ don't forget the other couple of heavyweights of traditional Muslim subcontinent cuisine. This is Nihari, its part of breakfast. Yes breakfast :) of kings... Haleem: This is same as what my Iraqi friends make, they call it the food made by 4th Imam minus the spices.
    2 points
  24. Baked : scrumptious brownies loaded with cashew nuts n almonds .... Eating : brownies ... what else??
    2 points
  25. Salam Br. I don't think you should limit your options to one group. My wife is Lebanese ( and I'm not) and we are happily married, but that has more to do with our commitment to religion and the trust we have built together over the years, it has almost nothing to do with our ethnicities. I am in the Lebanese community in Dearborn and I know many, many marriages between Lebanese and other combinations that have failed or are in the process of failing. If you and your wife are committed to obeying Allah(s.w.a), and trust each other, and can suppress your ego(s) and admit when you are wrong and are committed to stay together even thru difficult times, then it will work regardless, IMO. If you don't have these, then at some point the marriage will fail, either divorce or you will stop having a health relationship. If you find a mumina, and she is willing to marry you, then you should marry her, even if she is Chinese (no offense to Chinese, I'm just using it as an example of a third ethnic group that wasn't mentioned).
    2 points
  26. Google "Mozart effect".
    2 points
  27. Bismillaah ir Rahmaan ir Rahiim In The Name of Allaah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful As salaamu alaykum What NASA Discovered About The Ka'bah And Macca Wassalaam. Faithfully999
    1 point
  28. Mojtaba1

    I Feel Bad..

    The thing is I don't have the courage to get up and tell her that i want to break up, i don't want her to cry because of me. I don't want to hurt her.. But still i really want to break up and get on with life and maybe get married in a few years
    1 point
  29. They tell me vegetarian chilies have never won. My boss, who is a professional chef in addition to the work he does here, came in second. The winner has won 3 years in a row. Winner is chosen by popular vote. Everyone said mine was very good and many people were surprised when they found out it was mine, because they hadn't noticed the lack of meat. On a positive note, I have tonight's supper ready.
    1 point
  30. (bismillah) Quisant Ah, the metaphysical classic called 'Wikipedia'. Well done for ignoring the whole entry, and copy and pasting the first clause of the first sentence to 'prove' a point. Hilarious.
    1 point
  31. Grief

    Al-Asr

    (bismillah) (salam) (wasalam)
    1 point
  32. A classic question for the marja'. Talking to that cell phone tower is considered a martial affair outside of marriage; she accepts it, and has witnesses in the form of phone records and the people surrounding her. First of all, she should be tried under the statutes of Islamic law of adultery (or attempted adultery) which is harsher given she was a married woman at that time. So make it known to her before her trying to get her rights on mehr. Also there are many cases where mehr becomes void, cheating could be one of those, not marrying with the intention of marriage could be another, not giving husband conjugal rights another. So again, a question to your marja!.
    1 point
  33. Our differences with them aside, what does it say about us when we accuse them all of practising 'homo sex' at their gatherings?
    1 point
  34. mesbah

    Sunni Azaan

    none of shia scholars said that mentioning Imam Ali (p.b.u.h.) is a part of adhaan, let go of uneducated ordinary people; but sunni scholars believe the second claimed kaliph had the right to change the religion of Islam by adding to adhaan or obligating hand-crossing (or whatever they do) during salaah. since we don't accept our tradition books and adhaan is not mentioned in Qur'an explicitly and completely, we don't have any common ground and a shared departure point, therefore such debate is useless and wasteful.
    1 point
  35. The quality of checks depends on the person who wrote the software, the person who wrote the specifications and the various resources available, for example testing time etc..
    1 point
  36. Boy, you should have no difficulty finding a lovely girl any time. There should be no need to rush.
    1 point
  37. SLEEPY - Bro you have replied so many of our comments and you seem to agree with almost everybody all the while disagree with almost everybody. I can safely claim that you are either highly confused or highly sleepy - lol. Mental Maturity and Physical Age are not mutual although they do seem to coincide at certain age, for some at 18 and for others at 81. I see you are still in process of maturing but not there yet. Yes you need a salvation from your testosterones but from reading your posts, committing to a girl for the rest of her and your life still seems too big for you. I would suggest hold on for another couple of years, gain more maturity, take more humanities subjects in school, branch out, take history, philosophy, religion, ethics, literature besides calculus and physics. Take a semester off and volunteer in Haiti or in Africa. Learn life. I bet you will cherish this time and the experiences; then you will be better suited to find someone much better and on much deeper terms than just looking for 'diversity' in marriage. Or is it beauty? or is it Lebanista? or is it half naked Fakri? or is it chador clad momina? or is it.. well I'm confused of what you want! ..... and no you can not live in Iran. You will forget the racism of Alabama and Northern Idaho (KKK) if you do chose to move among Persians. Just try it.
    1 point
  38. Ruq

    Ate/Eating/Will Eat?

    Looking forward to your report M. They had it a tv programme that i watch a week or so back and people in the street were gagging when they did taste tests, apart from one east Asian looking women who seemed to like it. They were trying it in the studio cooked different ways and had a chef who had made it into chips and different things, which people didnt mind so much. Then the chef opened a container with some fresh in at the end of the show and they left the studio xD
    1 point
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  40. Please spread the word. I will try to inform you of other activities you guys can benefit from in the future in sha Allah. Like in two months or so. Happy you enjoyed it :D
    1 point
  41. I'm glad there is a brothers forum; having a repository for all the gaming/facial hair/masturbation obsessed threads means i dont have to sift through them to get to something worth reading.
    1 point
  42. May Allah bless SLeePY with a wonderful, beautiful, pious, home-maker wife so that this thread may rest. Amen!
    1 point
  43. Bismehe Ta3ala, Assalam Alikum Brother. It is nice to follow your dreams, but you need to be realistic at the same time. Do you follow the news of what is going on in Lebanon at the present time? Have you looked at job opportunities available in Beriut? And even if you find a job, do you think you can live with that salary and the mounting increase of food and living prices? Before making such a decision, please visit the country but not as a tourist, but as a temporary resident. Once you have experienced the living conditions and have communicated with the locals then go on with your dream. In no way I'm discouraging you. I just want you to realize how life would be and if you could handle the daily stress and nothing of convienence. M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah
    1 point
  44. Yeah, he should get a "girlfriend" instead..
    1 point
  45. said by who?? if you mean most fashionable and flirtatious then yes lebanese women are 'mostly' like that,but if you mean real beauty and attraction then it's found in persian women more than any other women..that is a fact -_-
    1 point
  46. That is not true. Jesus has the highest respect in Islam. He belongs to the highest orbit of the greatest prophets. No Muslim dare use rude words for Jesus or his mother. Please note that Unitarian Christians also deny Jesus as son of God. Apart from Unitarians, some other Christians such as Placid and Son of Placid also deny Jesus as son of God. Most Christians acknowledge that Jesus's claim to be son of God was not absolutely clear. In the beginning, the Arians denied that Jesus was son of God but they loved and respected him. So do we Muslims. Not accepting Jesus as son of God is not disrespectful. On the other hand, saying that Muhammad was not a prophet implies that his claim to that effect, made repeatedly hundreds of times, was also false. In other words, you are saying that he was a false prophet. That is rude and disrespectful. Please go back to the spot where you said those hurtful words about our Prophet. We know very well that Christian do not believe Muhammad as prophet - most anyway. There was no need for that statement at that point at all. Sorry, you are wrong. How would you feel if I went to your house and said something offensive about your father. Will I be hurting your feelings? I think I would. The mores of civilized society depend heavily on our appreciation of and respect for the sensitivities of others. Do you want to make friends or enemies? If you insist on repeating your mistake, it is clear that you are not a true friend. I am sorry but your argument that we should accept people saying what they want when they want shows a serious lack of sensitivity.
    1 point
  47. Grief

    Cancer In A Can

    (bismillah) (salam) How to stay away from cancer 99%: Live in a cave. (wasalam)
    1 point
  48. (salam) "nearest in love" is a behavioral comparison, nothing more. The Qur'an also reveals that Christians are charitable...which when compared to Muslims is true. Anecdotally, my wife told me what her friend said once. They were doing some kind of participatory charitable work, Muslims and Christians together, when one of the women said, "I hope these people do not revert, (if they do) we will never get anything done". I remember that, and watched in the intervening years, and yes, that is observable. Christians will about leap into charitable stuff, but Muslims about have to be "dragged" into it.
    1 point
  49. Excellent, we're making progress. Our Imams (as) have said that the Righteous Servants of God are the face of God. This is not a physical or anthropomorphic statement, but rather, it is saying that God is recognized through His Servants. The Imams are the remainder of God (baqiyyatullah) on Earth. They are the Proof of God (hujjatullah). Their satisfaction = God's satisfaction, and their anger = God's anger. Rejecting the Servants (including Jesus!) is rejecting God. Befriending the Servants is befriending God. The prophets and the Imams are the representatives of God. God shares special knowledge with them, but He retains some for Himself. If Jesus (as) is not All-Knowing, then he is the servant of the All-Knowing God. No matter how beloved and how great he is, remember that he is a created man and not the Originator of the Heavens and the Earth.
    1 point
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