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  1. 6 points
    a human

    Maarifat Ulnafs

    (bismillah) (salam) (wasalam)
  2. 4 points
    I would just spend all my time praying I guess...What else would I do if I was going to die in a month?
  3. 4 points
    AnaAmmar1

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    Imam Khamenei is the most precious gift of our time Ayatullah Taqi Misbah yazdi :wub:
  4. 4 points
    shreek

    O Christians And Jews !

    Eastern Orthodox are the same as Catholics. They venerate the Blessed Virgin equally to us.
  5. 3 points
    No it is not jaiz. Why? It is intended to spread immorality for profit. And they will not be having hijabi images on their website, of course.
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    herenow477

    O Christians And Jews !

    And there is none of the people of the Scripture (Jews and christians) but must believe in him ['Îsa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), as only a Messenger of Allah and a human being] before his ['Îsa (Jesus) عليه السلام) or a Jew's or a Christian's] death (at the time of the appearance of the angel of death). And on the Day of Resurrection, he ['Îsa (Jesus)] will be a witness against them. O people of the Scripture (christians)! Do not exceed the limits in your religion, nor say of Allah aught but the truth. The Messiah 'Îsa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), was (no more than) a Messenger of Allah and His Word, ("Be!" - and he was) which He bestowed on Maryam (Mary) and a spirit (Ruh ) created by Him; so believe in Allah and His Messengers. Say not: "Three (trinity)!" Cease! (it is) better for you. For Allah is (the only) One Ilah (God), glory be to Him (Far Exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is All-Sufficient as a Disposer of affairs. What nonsense are you talking about placid? God stipulated that he is only ONE Say, "He is Allah , [who is] One, Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; "He begets not, nor was He begotten; "And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him." So what nonsense are you going on about trying to prove that Quran is pushing forward trinity? Are you seriously that illiterate?
  8. 2 points
    Qa'im

    Liberal "muslims On Sc And Solution

    Perhaps I wasn't clear in delivering my point. Renewing Islam (tajdeed) does not mean reforming Islam. Reform would imply changing or modernizing the religion, which is absolutely unjustifiable. Tajdeed is re-establishing the religion; giving fresh life to it without sacrificing its principles. But see, that's my entire point - renewing Islam does not mean "reforming" it, or making it more liberal, or changing its precepts in any way. Homosexuality is a great example. It is unislamic, and no one can change that, but how have our communities addressed it? The only thing I've ever heard about homosexuality in the masjid is "ew, it's gross!" But that's not an intellectual response, and clearly, even some Muslims aren't buying it. Liberals have produced thousands of books, documentaries, and websites on the subject. We have the truth, so why not present it in the best manner and instead of behaving like children? I never said Islam was an eastern, lesser, sensationalistic religion. I'm saying that much of the Muslim community behaves in a way that makes Islam appear that way to non-Muslims and young Muslims. Surely we all have friends or family that are less religious, or even apostates. Some leave religion to pursue a corrupt lifestyle, yes. But how many have left because the communities don't cater towards their needs? This is true, the Prophet (pbuh) said that the Muslims will follow the same paths as the Christians and the Jews. But I don't like confusing Muslims with Islam. Some people who deviate from our communities have legitimate (and even Islamic) reasons for doing so. There's things we can do to bring these people back, and bring new people into the fold. Do you believe Islam is currently being presented "the way Ahlulbayt wanted it to be presented"? At all? My comparison was not to put feminism above or equal to Islam... read my previous sentence. Islam needs to be presented in a way where both intellectuals and common people can appreciate it. Different mediums need to be developed to achieve both ends. Feminism is an example of a cultural movement that has roots in both academia and in pop culture. To feminists, all other systems are archaic and obsolete. The onus is on us to show that our system is better than theirs.
  9. 2 points
    any of you brothers ever seen this ?
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    (salam) firstly I will never go to a quack and make it worse secondly I will treat it and cure it myself :Inshallah using the many cures and methods that I have access to . thirdly , I would be grateful at the lesson that :Allah swt has provided me with and see this as a test from him to increase my patience and decrease my bad habits. I would not let a small thing like this effect me from being with my :Imam (as). ws
  11. 2 points
    That's not true, millions turn their life around not even knowing anything about ahlul bayt (a).
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    shreek

    O Christians And Jews !

    Mary, properly revered as the Blessed Virgin Mary, has a special place for us Catholics (and Orthodox). Careful though, when we say Venerate, we do not mean Worship. There is a big difference. We only Worship God, that's it. Protestants (and some ignorant Muslims) assert we worship Mary (a-la God) and Idols/Icons/Statues etc. There are two types of Reverence in Christian Theology (or rather Catholic and Eastern Orthodox). Latria and Dulia. We Worship GOD Alone (Latria), however, we respect and honour/venerate the Blessed Virgin Mary (Dulia). This is not merely splitting hairs as some Protestants tell me. There is a big difference. Latria is a worship that can only be offered to God, while Dulia is a reverence given to Earthly creatures, so to speak. I have seen Icons, or rather representations, of Imam Ali in some Shia homes, are Shia worshipping Imam Ali? no ofcourse not. The Blessed Virgin Mary has a special place in our hearts because she is: 1 - Sinless / Immaculate 2 - Ever Blessed Virgin who bore Jesus Christ
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    Jahangiram

    O Christians And Jews !

    Well actually Jesus (as) is the Word made flesh in Christian theology, so Placid does advocate the trinity.
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    (salam) Source: Dailymail UK
  15. 2 points
    -Enlightened

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    So it rings, i receive a call..Anxious, nervous, I was gonna fall.. Into what I have been dreaming since YEARS. And I hear the news with joyful tears Dear master, meet your servant. At your gate in just 40 days
  16. 2 points
    Sounds like you're just mad because some of us have manners or a different point of view. 1. It's okay to try to discuss the flaws you feel exist in others' thought in a polite and educated manner, it's another thing to just stroke yourself and act superior while disregarding anybody's opinion but your own when people call you out for behaving in an uneducated or narrow minded manner. 2. This is an international forum for Shia Muslims from all walks of life and cultures as well as those with personal and academic interest in the faith. If you can't handle some of them having different political or spiritual views than your own or wanting to discuss controversial subjects because they are relevant to their life, you need to leave. 3. This is ShiaChat, not IranChat. None of us are obligated to excessively laud over Iran and we have every right to criticize or question certain things Iranians do or have done that we feel may be contrary to the Islamic ethos it professes. Not all of us idolize Ayatollah Khomeini or consider the Supreme Leader to be our marja-i taqlid and just because we don't think the Iranian Revolution of '79 was the absolute greatest thing since sliced bread doesn't mean we are supporting the enemies of Islam or Ahlul Bayt. Seriously, this kind of attitude makes you sound like those hardcore Israeli apologists who think that any Jew who says the treatment of the Palestinians by Israel is unfair is automatically a self-hating Jew. Just because some people here think that maybe Iranian authorities shouldn't hang teenage homosexuals from metal cranes doesn't mean we are justifying American sanctions on an independent nation that is not threatening anyone outside its borders that isn't threatening it already. you need to get a clue, brother.
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    The only effective medicine will help these kids turn their life around is the teachings of ahlul byte(as).
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    No one said you must cry rivers. But if it does not make you want to cry then you have lost your human worth im afraid. Part of what it means to be a shia is to care for and to take care of others, regardless of faith or anything else. Crying is something special Allah has given us. It connects us and helps us understand one another. It makes you want to do something, its a driving force. It takes arrogance and animal behavior from you. You become a compassionate person, kind to others... It shows the situations of a select group of children (African Americans) in the west of Chicago. Probably the most run down and unfortunate place in all of America. It documents their thoughts and how a day in their life goes.
  20. 2 points
    TAWTHIQ AMM Tawthiq given to a specific (named) individual is Tawthiq Khass, but if it (i.e. Tawthiq) is given to unspecified (unnamed) individuals coming together under a general principle then it is Tawthiq Amm. Examples of Tawthiq Khass are obvious, most of the Tawthiqat given by the Shaykh and al-Najashi are of this kind, for example, the Shaykh saying – al-Hasan b. Mahbub (is) Thiqah. As for Tawthiq Amm, we will go through the following examples: 1. Tawthiq of the narrators in Tafsir al-Qummi Tafsir al-Qummi is a narration-based commentary of the Qur’an, it has recently been published in Najaf in two volumes, its author is Ali b. Ibrahim al-Qummi (d. 217), and he (Ali b. Ibrahim) was one of the Shaykhs of al-Kulayni - from whom al-Kulayni narrates a lot in al-Kafi. This book has a long introduction in which the following passage can be found: ‘And we will quote and report that which has reached us and has been narrated by our Shaykhs and Thiqat on the authority of those whose obedience has been made obligatory upon us by Allah …’ A number of learned scholars have inferred from this statement that all the individual narrators who occur in the chains of this book are Thiqah (according to Ali b. Ibrahim al-Qummi), among these (scholars) is Sayyid al-Khoei. He (al-Khoei) refutes the possibility that al-Qummi (in the passage) aimed to declare only his direct Shaykhs as Thiqah, arguing that al-Qummi through these words - wished to establish the authenticity of his Tafsir, and that hinges upon the Wathaqa of all the narrators who occur in it - not just those from whom he narrates directly. Based upon this, al-Khoei ruled that all the narrators found in the chains of the Tafsir are Thiqah, provided that they are not separately weakened by someone else – in which case the Tawthiq of that narrator (based on al-Qummi’s Tawthiq Amm) cannot be depended upon, this is because the rule for accepting the Tawthiq of a narrator is that he (the narrator) should not also be the subject of a conflicting Tadh’if. If this Tawthiq Amm is enforced - it will result in 620 narrators who are otherwise unknown to be ruled as Thiqah. And this is refuted because: the original manuscript of the book (Tafsir al-Qummi) is not in our hands, and we cannot guarantee that the published edition which we have access to is in its entirety identical to the original Tafsir al-Qummi, rather there are some indicators which point to it being a combination of Tafsir al-Qummi and other works, so, for example, the following phrases occur repeatedly in it ‘returning to the Tafsir of Ali b. Ibrahim’, or ‘returning to the narration of Ali b. Ibrahim’, or ‘the narrative version has returned to that of Ali b. Ibrahim’ etc. Going over these points - we acquire ‘general knowledge’ that it (the Tafsir) is a mixture of Tafsir al-Qummi and other than it, this being the case, there is no way to differentiate and separate it (so as to apply the Tawthiq Amm only to those narrators found within Tafsir al-Qummi), and thus all of it is to be discarded (for this purpose).[1] 2. The Narrators in Kamil al-Ziyarat Kamil al-Ziyarat is a book authored by one of our earliest scholars Ja’far b. Muhammad b. Qulawayh - with the aim of collecting the Ziyarat. In his short introduction to the book he writes the following: ‘And we have known not to give credence to all that is narrated on their authority in this topic (Ziyara) or otherwise, rather, what has come down to us from the side of the Thiqat from among our companions – may Allah have mercy on them by His mercy – and I have not taken out in it a Hadith narrated from the odd-ones among the men …’ The author of al-Wasail (Shaykh Hurr) understood from it (the passage) that Ibn Qulawayh sought to establish the Wathaqa of all those whom he narrates from in the book (whether direct intermediaries or not). Sayyid al-Khoei in his previous opinion had also agreed with him, whereby, he had ruled that whoever occurs in the chains of the aforementioned book is Thiqah as long as his Wathaqa is not opposed by a weakening (Tadh’if) from another quarter. It has been said that the Tawthiq of 388 narrators can be established if we choose to enforce this Tawthiq Amm. And this is refuted because: the level of interpretation that we can be certain of from the passage of Ibn Qulawayh is that his Tawthiq Amm covers those from whom he narrates directly, and we cannot positively determine whether he extends it to mean all the narrators in the book or not (thus we limit ourselves to what we are sure of), and this position is what Sayyid al-Khoei himself later reverted to, going back on his former position in the latter years of his honored life.[2] 3. The Direct Teachers of al-Najashi A number of learned scholars have ruled for the Wathaqa of all the direct teachers of al-Najashi. This is on the basis that - it has become apparent from a number of biographical entries [in his Fihrist] that he (al-Najashi) had imposed upon himself the condition of not narrating from someone who is not Thiqah. So, for example, in the entry on al-Jawahari, he (al-Najashi) said: ‘I saw this Shaykh, and he was a friend to me and my father, and I heard a lot (of Hadith) from him, and I saw our Shaykhs weakening him, so I did not narrate on his authority anything, and I left him …’ And in the entry on Ibn al-Bahlul, he (al-Najashi) said: ‘And he was in the former period of his life stable, then he changed, and I saw a majority of our companions criticizing him and weakening him … and I saw this Shaykh, and I heard from him a lot (of Hadith), then I halted narrating on his authority, except by an intermediary between me and him’ And if it is asked: what is the benefit of establishing the Wathaqa of the direct teachers of al-Najashi while being aware that he does not have book on Hadith? The Answer will be: the benefit will become apparent in regards the narrations found in al-Tahdhib and al-Istibsar, for al-Shaykh al-Tusi mentioned a number of Usul (primary Hadith note books) that reached him through the intermediacy of Ahmad b. Abdun and Ibn Abi Jiyd, and no Tawthiq Khass is available for these two, but it is observed that they are also from the direct teachers of al-Najashi (apart from being teachers of al-Tusi), so based upon this Tawthiq Amm - their Wathaqa will become established, and the narrations that come down by their route will gain probative force. 4. The occurrence of Banu Fadhal in the chain Banu Fadhal i.e. al-Hasan b. Ali b. Fadhal, and Ahmad b. al-Hasan b. Ali b. Fadhal, and Ali b. al-Hasan b. Ali b. Fadhal – were from the Fathiyya. And the Fathiyya were a sect that professed belief in the Imama of Abdallah al-Aftah – the son of Imam al-Sadiq. Because of the large number of narrations from them, and the corruption of their Aqeeda, some of the Shia sent a question to Imam al-Askari asking him what their stance should be in regards these narrations, so he answered them: ‘take what they narrate and leave what they believe’. It is due to this that a number of the learned scholars, among them al-Shaykh al-Ansari, had ruled that whenever a narration has one of the Banu Fadhal in its chain – then it is a Hujjah to be acted upon, even if it contains Dhuafa between the Bani Fadhal and the Imam (based on the instruction of the Imam). A large number of scholars have rejected this notion – explaining that the answer from the Imam simply makes clear that there being narrations narrated by those who are corrupt in Aqeeda does not stand in the way of accepting these narrations if some conditions are met, the most that can be inferred from the answer is that the Imam allays caution against the Banu Fadhal in particular and not something more than that.[3] 5. The narration of one of the three (from someone) It is said that one of the three – Muhammad b. Abi Umayr, Safwan b. Yahya and al-Bazanti – if they narrate from someone than that is evidence for his Wathaqa (the one they narrate from) i.e. all those they narrate from are Thiqah. Proof for this is cited from the passage of al-Shaykh al-Tusi in his book Udda al-Usul: ‘And if one of the two conflicting narrations is Musnad and the other Mursal, we look at the condition of the one who is making the Irsal (narrating it in that disconnected fashion i.e. without naming his intermediary), so if it is known that he is someone who does not make Irsal except from the Thiqah, then there is no way to prefer the other (Musnad) report over his, and this is why the Ta’ifa has equated between that which has been narrated by Muhammad b. Abi Umayr, and Safwan b. Yahya, and Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Abi Nasr, and others apart from them of the Thiqat – those whom they have known do not to narrate either with Ittisal or with Irsal except from those whom they consider Thiqah – and between those (narrations) narrated by others apart from them with a (complete) chain’. Using this as evidence, the majority have ruled that the Marasil of Ibn Abi Umayr and likewise Safwan and al-Bazanti are like their Masanid (no difference between the two forms).[4] And Sayyid al-Khoei has argued against this, despite it being the popular position, using the argument that the notion that these figures do not narrate except from the Thiqah is a matter that cannot be discovered except tracing it back to the three themselves, but they have not claimed this, nor has anyone attributed words with this import to them, that they ever said: ‘we do not narrate except from the Thiqah’. This being the case, it becomes necessary to conclude that the origin of the attribution of this equivalence by the Shaykh to the companions is his Hadas (cognitive function) and to his Ijtihad, and not to his Hiss (sensory observation or relay). And what supports this is the lack of anyone else making a similar claim from among the Qudama apart from the Shaykh, and there is no hint of its practical application in Fiqh. And the Tawthiqat Amma [pl. of Tawthiq Amm] are not limited to these which we have mentioned, rather there are other examples which we shall treat in detail in the coming parts. NOTES: [1] A scholar like al-Dawari believes that we can separate the present published edition of Tafsir al-Qummi into its constituent parts, Tafsir Abu al-Jarud and the original Tafsir al-Qummi, he also maintains that the redactor who combined the two Tafasir preserved certain markers to indicate this. Granting him this, there is still the question of whether the introduction was actually written by Ali b. Ibrahim al-Qummi. [2] In the view of the translator, the understanding of Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Sistani as documented in the treatise ‘La Dharar wa La Dhirar’ by his son Sayyid Muhammad Ridha al-Sistani who transcribed his opinions from the audio lectures of the former provide a more natural understanding of Ibn Qulawayh’s words in his introduction, and result in there not being any Tawthiq Amm, not for the direct Mashayikh or any other narrator in Kamil. [3] The Riwaya which contains this answer from al-Askari is itself considered weak in chain, furthermore, the prominent members of Banu Fadhal who are also narrators have independent Tawthiq Khass and do not require this for their Tawthiq. [4] In other words, if Ibn Abi Umayr or another member of the trio narrates from someone they do not mention (eg. by saying: an rajul an al-Sadiq) then this Mursal narration is considered at the same level as the Musnad narration of other normal narrators - this is because the majority believe that they had imposed upon themselves not to narrate from any except from the Thiqah, so whether we know their intermediaries or not – it does not harm the narration as they (the unknown intermediaries) are Thiqah regardless.
  21. 1 point
    Robin Hood

    Battle Of The Camel

    We all know that fighting the Imam of your time is haram, and we know that Aisha, Talha, and Zubayr instigated this battle, yet Sunnis, you believe these three will go to Paradise, how comes? nd prove fromour books that these three are going to Paradise (or atleast for Aisha and Talha, I heard Zubayr is disputed among Shias whether he repented or no).
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    Crimson

    Any Serious Woman Want To Marry.

    I don't think this is the place for that. If you want to do it online, there are specific websites for marriage.
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    shreek

    O Christians And Jews !

    I think Placid should learn Arabic that's his next step. Translation can confuse. 'Say Not Three' is obvious to me what it is saying. In the Arabic it is more like 'Dont say Three'.
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    +1 According Reporters Without Borders (RSF), over 130 news providers were killed in Syria between March 2011 to December 2013. When will the US and S.Arabia stop sending money to these cowardly attackers?
  26. 1 point
    Son of Placid

    Why Don't You Keep Sabbath?

    Yeah, that was long before Christianity as well. I can look up the references later, but Jesus was criticized more than once for what He or His Disciples were doing on a Sabbath that the religion of the time didn't like. Okay, so God gives you the ability to heal someone on the Sabbath, but man's law of religion doesn't allow it. We are almost at that point in time again where it is impossible to remain "within the law" because man has made so many laws overlap that there is almost no middle ground. None of these laws benefit us as much as they do those who make them. I worked 7 years with Tuesday/Wednesdays off, no Sabbath, no Sunday. 12 years before I could get Sunday/Monday off. My "Sabbath" had to be one of the two days I had off. Not always the same days, and it was a struggle to keep even one. The Union decided overtime should be distributed more evenly and we were forced to do our share whether we liked it or not. <---- more man's laws,.. All week God is the same, He shouldn't have to wait for the weekends for us to recognize that. I am now retired so if one were to mention a day in my 7 when I should worship God more than the others I might consider it ;)
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    Firsly,I think you are not even allowed to gaze upon a woman (Muslim or non-Muslim), then how do you propose not using them in your website? Secondly, what are these things used for? (you probably have the answer) I've never been to these websites but I'm sure promoting this kind of stuff can never be "Jaiiz" :S
  28. 1 point
    Ali-F

    Your Own Captured Photos

    Ayatollah Husayn al-Tabatabi. Author of 'Tafsir al-Mizan'. Ayatollah Kazim al-Haeri. Old picture.
  29. 1 point
    baradar_jackson

    Iran Vs Usa

    A lot of useless points being raised here. Anyone saying anything along the lines of "Iran would be desyroyed in two seconds under the power of the mighty US empire," is an idiot. It means nothing - absolutely nothing - that the US is logistically capable of destroying Iran's military forces. Nor does it somehow imply Iran's weakness. Because guess what? The US could conquer Moscow or Beijing in a nuclear war. Meaning, the logistics of it are not all that hard. Ever since WWII, overwhelming firepower has been the chief characteristic of the US military. Not even the USSR at its peak could match the firepower of the US. That doesnt mean that in "reality," it would be prudent or wise to make use of that firepower. Thus, in REALITY, the US' superior firepower means nothing with respect to Iran. There are too many variables in Iran's favor to make a US invasion of Iran a strategic blunder. Anyone who says otherwise is a tool. These are the same types who bring up the irrelevant "fact" that the US military never lost a single battle in the Vietnam war. (File that under "information that means nothing") There is a reason why there are no portraits of Synghman Rhee in Pyongyang. There is a reason the flag of Vietnam is red. And there is a reason there has been no major overt US military operations against Iran. And it's not because the US is just too cool to be bothered with these petty countries (a country that invades Grenada doesn't consider any war to be too petty). It's because there is a strategic disadvantage which impedes them. So the captain obviouses and the semantic wizards in here should learn to think a little.
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    placid

    O Christians And Jews !

    To continue: If Almighty God was larger than this one Universe that we are familiar with, and has no shape, nor form, how can we understand Him? We have ONE GOD, who is above and beyond any understanding we have of Him. --- But to relate to His creation that He brought into being on this little planet Earth, He has Manifested Himself in many ways, --- and the Three mentioned in Genesis 1:1-3 are the Manifestations of, --- God (as the Father of all), --- the Holy Spirit (as the Spirit of Life), --- And the Word (Logos, the creative power of God, and the symbol of Light). So, very simply, --- There is one ALMIGHTY GOD, --- and these three MANIFESTATIONS OF GOD, --- which have been ‘from the beginning.’ To show this again we go to Genesis, where the earth was created, and then filled with birds, animals and fish, --- vegetation, etc. and then this in Genesis 1: 26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.” You may not understand this, but the word ‘God’ used here is Elohim, which is a plural name for God. --- And it says, “LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR IMAGE.” --- The reason that can’t be ALMIGHTY GOD speaking is because ALMIGHTY GOD is SINGULAR, and He has no IMAGE to make anything like. So this Elohim has to be these three Manifestations of God, --- and it has to be the Father, speaking to the Word (Logos) and the Holy Spirit, and saying, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness.” --- (Notice how the capitalization started here and carries right through the Quran for God, the Word [when it means “Be” and he is,] --- and the Holy Spirit?) --- They are all mentioned in the Quran, but not as a trinity, --- nor were they ever a trinity. --- While these three are all invisible in our creation, they would be seen by all of the angels, and there is mention even in the Quran of angels being there before Adam was created. We have to assume that there was a standard size set for a created image, like the angels, --- So God, the Father said, “Let Us make man. --- This is the instruction for the Word and the Holy Spirit to be involved in what the Father desired. --- And it goes on to say in Genesis 2: 7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. --- So it was the Fathers job to design what He wanted, --- and the Word, the creative power of God would bring it into being from the dust of the ground, --- and then God ‘Breathed into his (Adam’s) nostrils, the “Breath of Life,” the Holy Spirit, --- and man (Adam) became a living being. Notice here that while all things were created ‘through the Word, (Logos),’ --- this is no longer creating something from nothing, --- but using the elements that were already there. --- And the Quran also says that Adam was created from dust, does it not? Then we have the Three Manifestations of ALMIGHTY GOD working together in harmony, as it says in 1 John 5: 7 “For there are three that bear witness in heaven, the Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one.” Notice, it doesn’t say, --- “and these three are God.” Nor does it say, --- And these three are gods,” --- as is wrongly misunderstood by many, as a result of the doctrine. Nor does it say, --- “These three are co-equal” which is what the doctrine of trinity says. Nor does it say, “The Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.” --- Jesus was born on earth so couldn’t have been there in the beginning. --- And while some suggest Jesus and the Word are the same, --- Here is where the problem lies, --- that nobody seems to accept, though it is written plainly in the Quran as well as the Gospel, --- that Jesus was born in a human body on earth, and the Word ‘FROM GOD,’ came down to indwell the body that God brought into being on earth. --- They were separate --- one from earth, and one from heaven. --- Try to read Surah 3:45 again with some understanding of this. --- (I will get to 4:171 eventually, too busy now.) Placid
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    (salam) As you started the topic with this sentence " the concept of Gunah in islam" let me add a bit clarification to what my friends have already said: the realty which lays down behind the Gunah is the spirit of disobedience upon Allah S.W.T. Allah is going to cultivate our souls toward perfection through his commands though his commands themselves have an independent effect on our souls. and the spirit of obedience and disobedience could be appeared by performing what he said to be done and avoiding what he said to be kept away from. so those who do not perform Salat and Fasting , in fact show their insubordination toward Allah that may lead to punishment in hereafter
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    frozen star

    Urgent Dua For My Daughter

    sisters........ i need urgent duas for my daughter........ time is passing by and last day tomorrow ........:(( cant go in the details now sisters please please pray that Allah and Imam e zamana (a.s) relieve me and her of the difficulty before tomorrow ends
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    Zaynab McCabe

    Urgent Dua For My Daughter

    I now I'm a little late but my duas are with you and your daughter. Please let us know that everything is ok InshaAllah.
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    PeaceLoving

    O Christians And Jews !

    Yes, I am fully aware oif that. And at the same time, he believes in a different form of Trinity, comprising of GodThe Word andThe Holy SpiritAnd he has been arguing that verse [4:171] supports his view. Please read post #63 carefully.
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    TheLoneSoldier

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    Awesome!
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    Ali Musaaa :)

    O Christians And Jews !

    Salaam, Would you mind going into greater detail? What exactly does this entail? Salaam Placid, Just a side note: In Shi'i Theology, the Holy Spirit is distinguished from the Angel's. According to the Imam's, it is a creation greater than the Angel's, including JIbreel (Gabriel). The Angel of the Lord mentioned throughout the Old Testament is identified as Gabriel [a] in the Book of Daniel. The Holy Spirit is a separate entity and it accompanies and supports the prophets and hujja (proof of God) such an Imam, and allows God's representatives and guides to perform actions we wouldn't normally be able to perform, with God's permission of course. Sunni's have adopted the view that the Holy Spirit is Gabriel, however, this was not the position of the Imams [as] themselves, and this is evident in Shi'i Hadith literature.
  37. 1 point
    El Cid

    Liberal "muslims On Sc And Solution

    ALL HAIL THE BEAST !! -fangirl scream-
  38. 1 point
    Reza

    Liberal "muslims On Sc And Solution

    Ali-F is totally awesome.
  39. 1 point
    Agora

    Who Is On The Right Path?

    The post above me was so stupid that it has awaken me from my grave. If Muslims are like herenow and wisdom lion, I want nothing to do with them. But thankfully, I know Muslims in real life that are nothing like you. Rather they are human beings that respect other human beings. As for the anti Iran government people, they are far from liberal. Iranians are the ones with the half scarves on their heads that get sex changes, listen to western music, have sex before marriage (and loads of boyfriends/girlfriends), drink alcohol, etc*. I know many Iranians and they all claim to be Shiites and they love Khomeini but they're all very liberal. The anti Iranian government Shiites that I know are the ones that actually follow Islamic law. * I am not saying that doing those things are bad or good. It's not my place to judge other people actions. But you are being a hypocrite when you say anti Iran government people are liberal when the exact opposite is true at least in my community. Back to my grave. "Goodbye forever (again)."
  40. 1 point
    baqar

    O Christians And Jews !

    I am afraid you are not being entirely fair to them. The only way you can convince them is by polite and courteous conversation. I think I have already pointed this out to you before. As for the verses you have quoted, I am sure you are aware that quoting the Quran out of context is not entirely meaningful. Please note that occasionally the Quran also speaks well both of Jews and Christians, and the verses you have quoted refer, in most cases, to the Jews & Christians in the context of revelation, not to every J/C from Adam till this day. The fact that the Quran occasionally speaks well of them, is evidence that it does not wish to tarnish all Jews & Christians with the same brush. I hope you will appreciate my point in trying to make our discourse more effective, congenial and useful.
  41. 1 point
    Ali-F

    Your Own Captured Photos

    Amazing places! Tianzi Mountains, China These unqiuely tall and thin mountains are so alien that they were used in James Cameron’s “Avatar.” Formed underwater 380 million years ago, the flow destroyed surrounding sandstone, leaving only resilient stone pillars. Some of the columns have reached over 4,000 feet above sea level. Bigar Waterfall, Romania. Deadvlei, Namibia No, the above images are not surrealist paintings. They’re photographs of “dead valley,” where trees stand against a background of the highest sand dunes in the world. Once a thriving forest, the approaching desert has killed all life. Tunnel of Love, Klevan, Ukraine. Mount Roraima, South America
  42. 1 point
    Holy c.rap this is the greatest thing ever. They are Korean btw
  43. 1 point
    But the problem that I see with the whole thing is that even if half of that video is true, then how much of the gospels are hype?
  44. 1 point
    Salaam Enlightened, I can completely relate, with the whole "awkward situation". Girls, can be quite nosy, and they will just stare at you in awe, and what's probably going through their mind: "Woah! you have hair? All this time I thought you were bald". Well, at least that's what someone once insinuated when they saw me making wudhu in the bathroom. I learned to just let it be. Of course, I usually prefer to make wudhu without the presence of others, so I go to the 5th floor of the Uni. library, it's known as the "quiet floor". (Most people don't go there.) However, they stilllllll GO TO THAT BATHROOM :dry: ... The reason, I feel uncomfortable is not really because they will think what I am doing is strange, but because it's uncomfortable when they are staring at you because "you have hair! :mellow: " ... And who knows, if they may spread the info to others.. It's just plain creepy. :mellow: Either way, I believe the most adequate option is: to keep wudhu from home. OR, sometimes if I see that the situation is too crowded in the bathroom (meaning, all girls are at the sink: fixing their makeup/hair) then, I keep a bottled water with me and I make wudhu with that. (wasalam)
  45. 1 point
    narsis

    Doing Tayamum Instead Of Wudhu

    Bismillah. Salaam sister. A solution came to my mind which is religiously recommended too; you can make your Wudhu in your home and keep it till the time of prayer. Being with Wudhu in every minute of your life is so recommended in Islam. With Duas. Narsis.
  46. 1 point
    followers

    Doing Tayamum Instead Of Wudhu

    Salamun alaykum Well as you know whether to ask a universal question or a personal, what marja tells us are indeed the answers of Islam deducing from Quran and hadith. But why we see differences between edicts? Some detailed edicts are not mentioned in the Quran, so we should refer to our tradition and hadith. But when we go throw ahādith we notice some differences even between ahādith. There are some main reason for differences in ahādith which lead to different edicts by marāje. Here I mention some main reasons: 1. For the Shi'is, the imams had to dissimulate (taqiyya) due to the purported dangers to their lives. This was a major contributory factor that led to the differences in traditions from the imams. In this situation they refused to express the shi‘i fatwa in that regard and instead they were introducing opposite edicts to save the followers life. Zurara is reported to have noted that Muhammad al-Baqir (as) gave three conflicting answers to the same question posed by him and two other disciples from Kufa. When Zurara questioned the Imam about the different responses, Imam al-Baqir (as) is reported to have said, "O Zurara, this is better for us and [more conducive] to our and your survival. If you [all] agreed on a matter, people would have believed you and [thereby] followed us. That [would have meant] less [chances of] survival for us and you." 2. The differences reported between the disciples and the imams combined with the differences among the disciples themselves may have contributed to the proliferation of contradictory hadith. According to the Shi'i biographer Kashshi (d. 978), disciples like Abu al-Khattab (d. 755), an alleged extremist, had differed from the imams on ritual issues whereas others like Zurara, Muhammad b. Muslim, and Hisham b. al-Hakam (d. 807) had allegedly held variant theological views. The disciples' personal interpretation of the teachings of the imams led them to maintain distinct legal/theological views. 3. Various extremist groups are accused of interpolating the traditions of the imams. It is affirmed that some people were paid to interpolate different hadiths and ideas into shia tradition to destroy the shi‘i fundamentals. 4. There are some other reasons which I ignore them to have a shorter post. Well however sometimes marāje conclude different edicts due to the situations I explained above and some other time due to their different principles of jurisprudence and etc which needs more explanations. So now if one wants to deduce a fatwa from ahādith s/he should study a variety of subjects to recognize and rely on a valid authentic hadith. S/he should study Quran and its commentaries, Islamic jurisprudence, Shi'i biographical texts, Islamic history, Arabic literature, and so many other fields which take more than even 20 years to get the basics. That’s why you see marāje like Ayatullah Khamenei or Ayatullah Sistani dedicate their life to Islamic studies and devote a great time to jurisprudence. It is easy to claim that “I get my ijtihad and formulate my opinion” but actually ijtihad is not just looking at the translation of Quran and check what implies. To have a correct ijtihad man should study all related ahādith comparing them to each other and then deducing a fatwa as Islamic principles. Finally to clarify the situation, I explain two more points: First: generally the differences between fatwas of marāje is less that 20 percent and different marāje don’t equal different doctrines in main jurisprudential rules. What makes them different is some small detailed edicts. Second: different marāje do not contradict each other i.e. you cannot claim that whoever follows other marja is wrong while no one can acclaim who is the most learned, so the two marjas are at the same level of knowledge.
  47. 1 point
    (wasalam) I'm totally not trying to argue with you or anything, but you can't really say that something isn't wajib just because it isn't listed in the Quran. For example, wearing hijab is wajib but as far as I know, it isn't mentioned in the Quran either.
  48. 1 point
    Gypsy

    Study: Beards Can Prevent Skin Cancer

    This is no good for me. :dry: I'm a girl.
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