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  1. 6 points
    On a serious note; If your Da'wah is to refute everybody or find mistakes in others, then you, yourself, are in need of Da'wah
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    Most of us Shia are against Yasir Habib. He is a fool that does use filthy language and goes way, way too far and has some ludicrously extreme beliefs. To add to that, he causes deaths of many people around the world. The Taliban use his videos to brainwash their recruits and make them think that the mainstream Shia are like that. As brother A True Sunni said, he curses Ayatollah Ali Khaminai, Ayatollah Ali Sistani, Ayatollah Kamal al Haydari. Those three are in my opinion the best three scholars in the world. This man is more of an enemy to us than anyone
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    Bismillah. Salaamun Alaykum wr. Please follow these suggestions: 1-The Duā which is narrated from the Prophet (p) in Bīhār al-Anwār, vol.92, p.35, H.21: اللَّهُمَّ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ الْعَلِيُ‏ الْعَظِيمُ‏ ذُو السُّلْطَانِ‏ الْقَدِيمِ‏ وَ الْمَنِّ الْعَظِيمِ وَ الْوَجْهِ الْكَرِيمِ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ وَلِيُّ الْكَلِمَاتِ التَّامَّاتِ وَ الدَّعَوَاتِ الْمُسْتَجَابَاتِ حُلَّ مَا أَصْبَحَ بی 2-Read this verse 40 times (source: Jawāhir al-Qur’an): لا اله الا انت سبحانک انی کنت من ظالمین 3- Recite the Surah al-Hashr (the 59th verse of the Noble Qur’an) and when you reach to the last three verses, put your hand on patient’s head and read those three verses. 4- Read this Duā (al-Kāfī, vol.2, p.567, H.14): يَا مُنْزِلَ‏ الشِّفَاءِ وَ مُذْهِبَ الدَّاءِ أَنْزِلْ عَلَى مَا بِي مِنْ دَاءٍ شِفَاء I pray for you to gain your health again. With Duas. Narsis.
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    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    :) :blush: :angel: You are in my duas bro/sis. InshAllah khair. :)
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    What Is Tahweed?

    P.S Please don't judge the video on the person (I assume he has alot of haters), judge it on what he says. Don't tell us about how much you hate/like him. Thanks.
  6. 2 points
    Late marriages come with their own baggage. They might nor end up in divorces but are very transnational. Best ones are, early marriages with lots of family support from both sides of the family mostly on emotional levels without the negative fuss of the rouge elements in the mix. Have seen tons of successful early marriages. Key there is parents from both sides act as a glue and a guide as things get rocky in the beginning till things settle down and edges become softer.
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    (bismillah) (salam) The Prophet (pbuh) said, ‘Ask Allah for whatever occurs to you from your needs even for the laces of your shoes, for verily if He does not facilitate for it, it will not be facilitated.’[bihar al-Anwar, v. 93, p. 295, no. 23] Imam Ali (as) said, ‘O supplicant, do not ask for the impossible and the impermissible.’[al-Khisal, p. 635, no. 10] Imam al-Sadiq (as) said, ‘The believer would wish that none of his supplications were answered in this world when he sees his beautiful and great rewards [in the Hereafter].’[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 491, no. 9] Imam Zayn al-Abidin (AS) said, ‘There are three types of outcome from a believer’s supplication: either it is stored away for him for later, or it is hastened for him, or it repels a calamity waiting to afflict him.’[Tuhaf al-`Uqoul, no. 280] Imam Ali (as) said, ‘A delay in response should not dishearten you, for verily the grant [from Allah] is proportional to [the sincerity of] your intention, and maybe the response has been delayed in order for it to be a greater reward for the one who asked and a greater bestowal for the hopeful one, or maybe you asked for something and it was not given to you and instead you are to be granted something better sooner or later, or it may have been kept away from you for your own good, for many a matter that you ask for would be detrimental to your religion [and faith] if it were to be given to you.’[Kashf al-MaIajja, no. 228] Imam al-Sadiq (as) said, ‘Allah said, ‘By My Might, Exaltedness, Greatness and Splendour, verily I protect My friend by not giving him something in this world that will preoccupy him from My remembrance, and so [that he may continue to call Me] so that I can hear his voice, and verily I grant the disbeliever his wish for him so that he stops calling Me lest I hear his voice.’[al-Tamhis, p. 33, no. 17] Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘A man came to the Commander of the Faithful and said, ‘Verily I have supplicated to Allah, but I have not received an answer!’, the Imam (AS) said, ‘You have described Allah in a manner that He is not worthy of being described, for verily supplication has four stages: sincerity of the heart, making the intention, having true knowledge of the means, and being fair regarding the request. So did you supplicate knowing these four conditions?’ He said, ‘No’, then the Imam (AS) said, ‘Then know them now’.’[Tanbih al-Khawatir, v. 1, p. 302] (wasalam)
  8. 1 point
    (salam) Brothers & Sisters, I trust you are all in the best of health. Firstly a dua for you all. I pray that all you brothers and sisters who are married have the best marriage filled with love and compassion. And both of you grow stronger religiously together and never ever ever have to face separation. And if you are facing difficulty in marriage may Allah(swt) put mercy and love in your hearts for each other. Ameen. And for those brothers and sisters who are not yet married, I pray that you find the best spouse who would love and cherish you. Put all your needs before his/her own needs. And you never ever ever have to face separation. Ameen. I got married several months ago and I have been researching on marriage rights and divorce quite a lot. For what I have understood, marriage in Islam is such a sacred bond but nowadays we are toying with it, abusing it. Why? Allah(swt) has made this bond so beautiful. Allah(swt) has made your spouse your garment. A human being who supports you emotionally and completes you. Your spouse is your wonderful companion. Allah(swt) has put mercy and love between you two. :wub: I have seen couples separating and for the most absurd reasons. The divorce rate is on the rise which really pains my heart. Islamically, it is a permissible act but why do we forget that it is disliked by Allah(swt). I was researching on what kind of women should be divorced and came across the following hadith. I hope it will stress my point of writing this thread. It was reported to the Holy Prophet that Abu Ayyub Ansari had decided to divorce his wife. The Prophet knew the woman personally. He also knew that Abu Ayyub's decision was not justified. He said: "Divorcing Umme Ayyub (Abu Ayyub's wife) is a deadly sin". The Holy Prophet said that Gabriel had exhorted and counselled him so much in respect of women that he felt that it was not permissible to divorce a woman, except when she was guilty of adultery. Imam Sadiq (AS) has reported that the Holy Prophet said: "There is nothing more pleasing to Allah(swt) than the house where a marriage takes place, and nothing is more displeasing to Him(swt) than the house where it is severed by divorce" Imam Sadiq (AS) has also said that the word 'divorce' has been mentioned in the Qur'an time and again and its details have been given because Allah(swt) hates separation of couples. AI-Tabarsi in the Makarim al-Aklaq has quoted the Prophet as saying: "Do marry but do not divorce, for divorce shakes the throne of Allah(swt)". Imam Sadiq (AS) has said: "No permissible act is more displeasing to Allah than divorce. Allah dislikes those who resort to divorce again and again". May Allah(swt) have mercy on us all and also guide us to the right path. And also make us in to a true momin. Ameen. (wasalam)
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    Haji 2003

    Private Banks And Money Creation

    Interesting article in the FT, reflects what I have said here previously (AFAIR). Clear implications IMHO that enabling private institutions in Islamic countries to offer certain types credit could well be problematic from a Sharia point of view. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7f000b18-ca44-11e3-bb92-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2ztak5ewc The IMF paper referred to above is here: https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/wp/2012/wp12202.pdf The following is a quotation from the IMF paper, the links with Islamic precepts is interesting:
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    "I leave behind for you two Caliphs (Khalifatain or خليفتين), the book of Allah and my progeny. The book of Allah is a rope stretched between the heavens and then earth and my progeny is Ahlul Bayt. The two will not separate from each other until they reach me at the pool of paradise." Note that this isn't the same as the famous hadith where the Prophet (pbuh) refers to them as the thaqalayn, this is a different occasion. On this one he refers to them as the two Caliphs (khalifatain). Let us look at the opinions of the main Sunni hadith scholars: Albani- chain is sahih (authentic) Al Arna'oot- chain is hasan (trustworthy) Tabarani- chain is hasan (trustworthy) Suyuti- chain is sahih (authentic) Found in: Musnad Ahmed ibn Hanbal, Fada'il al Sahaba by Ahmed ibn Hanbal, Manba' al Fawa'id, al Kabir by al Tabarani, Majma' al Saghir by al Suyuti, Aqdain for fadha'il al sharafayn and more... My dear brothers from Ahlul Sunnah, could the Prophet (pbuh) get any clearer? I defy any of you to refute this.
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    Do You Go To Disco?

    Salam alaykum This is actually shocking and probably also sad. In my town, there's this disco, you know, so, there's in my class some who have gone to this disco (and will probably go again).. There are also other people who go to disco and you know, so, this is a problem, because if shia-muslims begin to to disco in the GHAYBAH-e-kubra of Imam al-Asr, then it is a huge problem... So, what's your opinion on this? ws, wb
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    Yasmina Ali

    As Salam Aleikum

    As salam aleikum, I am learning Islam and I would like to know how does one become Islam.
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    Sunni Lebanese Scholar: 'What do you want from Sayyed Hassan
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    Following Fadlallah

    I dont think anyone can hates him but maybe they dislike him. Salafies hate everyone but themselfs. I think the issue some people have with sayad fadlallah (Allah erihama) is some of his fatwas. But his much easier too follow and to understand,that's a fact,in my opinion.
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    Educated woman dont think that way,it's some men that feel uncomfortable about their wifes earning more then them,their ego will be going down the hill,he cant handle it. If a woman does reject him because he earns less then her,then thats because she's doesnt want to destroy his ego... Not that many men want their woman to be successful in their careers and will plot something against her just so he shows his 'masculinity' and to satisify his ego... Some men think their wifes are the possessions,that they can play about with them and then throw them when they want. Thats another reason why people get divorced,too...
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    Ibn-Ahmed Aliyy Herz

    What Is Tahweed?

    Shayk sharaawi is a sunni scholar from the ashari line of thinking. If you were ask this same shaykh on the sifat of 3dlu Allah he would tell you that it is not impossible that Allah can do evil deeds, he just "promised us" that he wouldn't. If you were to ask him on tafweed al ma3na wa taqreer al nas he would tell you that Allah said he has two hands and a face, and legs, but we don't know the meaning of these attributes. If you were to ask him about the essence of Allah he would say that his attributes of essence such as life,ability to speak, hearing ,etc are not in unity with the essence but associated with it. His understanding of tawheed is not in line with us
  17. 1 point
    Hmm. So we have a thread promoting evolution (not that I have a problem with that) and another raising issues about hijab. All from a new poster. Troll alert is flashing amber. So I'll lock this thread.
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    Do You Go To Disco?

    actually. here n the West, muslims can look strange at you, if you don't go to these places (disco etc).. They may think "Why are you so religious" - and that makes you asocial in a way.
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    Can't tell if you're joking partially or not? But I know a few girls who were forced by their parents to marry men who now make their wives work and pay all the bills for everything while he still demands his rights. And these girls are working low paying jobs too.
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    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    I had to move a few pages back to read the whole thing. You wished very nice prayers to my sister sapphire! I pray Allah bless you with the best in your future. And grant you all the qualities that you want in your own spouse
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    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    (salam) Exam again? our prayers are with you iA. Hi brother, how are you? How is your loneliness?
  22. 1 point

    What Is Tahweed?

    "He doesn't have the decency to even answer a question about God's oneness without attacking Sunnis and name-calling in almost every second sentence."
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    Following Fadlallah

    Ignore Grengo, he seems to be going about spreading hatred about everything religious today. I don't know the answer to your question, but what a great man he was...
  24. 1 point
    :Sami II

    Why The Divorce Rate Is Increasing?

    (salam) Having over 35 + years of married life , I would say the main reason that divorce is increasing is that the wife/wives are allowed to divorce. I find that women tend to get very emotional during certain times of their lives , whether it be for psychological or hormonal reasons. They often change their minds frequently throughout their lives . They have a very emotional attachment to "love", and it's relation to marriage. Which as a man I find are two separate things. I feel that love is nice to have but not a necessity in a marriage. The love I speak of is this "big love" between a man and a woman . It's a catalyst for marriage and kids etc , but it doesn't keep a marriage together. So when a woman does not feel this love any longer , or is going through her "stages" , she feels she has lost something special. And because many women today are given the choice to divorce , they choose it quickly or play the game to get it. This is what I've seen in my 35+ years of marriage. In most cases the husband does not want to divorce as love is not the motivating factor of marriage for him. It is sex and family, and sex can be satisfied with or without the wife , so that's taken care of , and he has the family . Only the woman is willingly to risk all for this feeling of "love". All the wrong reasons of marriage in the first place. In :islam , the right of divorce is only given to the husband , provide the husband fulfils his role economically , treats his wife/wives justly and equally and doesn't abuse her contrary to :Islam , there is no power on Earth that can grant divorce. My advise is to don't take the easiest option , try everything else to make it work . Yes :Islam allows divorce but only as a last most unfavourable option. My secret for happy long marriage , is to make it till you're old. When you're wives are old and they cannot hear much or say much , how can they ask for divorce? They can hardly remember what they said a few minutes ago . Then you have mobility , I mean divorce is a long process , trips to the lawyers , to the courts , etc . Now if they're are limited in mobility , it is a good determent for them not to go through the process. And what about love , what happens to the love as you get old ? Let me tell you , it's all about survival now , and making it to the bathroom on time . Love doesn't get you there any quicker , or softens your fall if you lose a step, or keep you warm at night . That warm and fuzzy feeling that you use to get when you were in love , well when you get older and if you still feel this , it's probably the medication you're on. You stick to marriage for long enough , you will see that "love" is just an illusion. ws
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    lol at trying to make it sound like they're against Israel or Zionism. They're protesting against conscription because they want other people to fight for them.
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    Chair Pundit

    Poor Jokes [OFFICIAL THREAD]

    Ramadan. Putting the slim back into Muslim.
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    Praying For An A But Failed The Exam

    (bismillah) (salam) The logic used in this post is incorrect in many ways, but my better judgement tells me that explaining why would be wasting my time. Just know that you are thinking in a closed space and that you need to broaden your vision before it is too late. (wasalam)
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    I have no scholarly qualifications. I am nothing. Coming to these talks is completely optional, and participating in them is encouraged. I use scholarly sources and I do not espouse my own views, but may Allah forgive all of our shortcomings. We will be having another session this Saturday (April 26th) at the same time. The topic is Imamah in the Qur'an. If you would like to join the Skype group, please send me a PM and I will add you to the group iA.
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    Marital Rape; A Husband's Right

    Bro, CALM DOWN. I'm sorry your parents didn't love you as a child. It's life! Learn to cope with it or be destroyed as you currently are, like fish gasping for water on land. Your trying so hard to disprove something that is so evident. But you rationally can't, as love stems from experience. For you, love is false. Khalas.
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    Haji 2003

    The Filth Of Sahih Bukhari

    Starting with the title of this thread, there does not really seem to be any serious intent to promote discussion is there?
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    Deleting Accounts/threads

    1. By not deleting accounts, we are able to track previously banned members and other trouble makers. 2. Deleting accounts and posts disrupts many threads. Makes the reading experience unpleasant. 3. Deleting a thread, in which other members have spent time and effort, is unfair to them. e.t.c. e.t.c
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    Chaotic Muslem

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    This wedding lunch makes me nostalgic, just as how things were done in the past. Block your street, cover it with umbrellas then distribute the food on al the neighbor and pass byres ! It also makes me want to eat Chinese food, Halal!
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    She's a real catch isn't she?
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    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    I finished my exams :) i guess summer has began
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    Islamic Salvation

    Rijal Al-Kashi

    وجدت بخط جبريل بن أحمد، حدثني محمد بن عبد الله بن مهران، قال حدثني بعض أصحابنا، عن محمد بن فرات، قال، : كان يغلو في القول و كان يشرب الخمر، فبعث إليه الرضا (عليه السلام) خمرة و تمرا، فقال محمد إنما بعث بالخمرة لأصلي عليها و حثني عليها، و التمر نهاني عن الأنبذة 1046. I found in the handwriting of Jibril b. Ahmad - narrated to me Muhammad b. `Abdallah b. Mihran who said: narrated to me one of our companions from Muhammad b. Furat – he (i.e. the unnamed companion) said: he (Muhammad b. Furat) used to exaggerate in belief (i.e. was a Ghali) and drink wine, so al-Ridha عليه السلام sent him a Khumra (small mat made up of palm leaves for prostration) and some dates, whereupon Muhammad said: he (i.e. al-Ridha) has sent me the mat so that I can pray upon it, and he has motivated me towards it (i.e. to begin praying), and the dates is him forbidding me from the alcoholic drinks. NOTES: The Imam by sending these two symbolic things means to imply to Ibn Furat that he should begin praying and stop drinking alcoholic dinks (Nabidh) made up of fermented fruits e.g. dates.
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    What is going wrong… Our lives are too stressful. We are encouraged to strive for material things that really have no meaning – sometimes it seems media hype and social marketing completely program us. This puts a strain on home finances, debt is the norm, women need to work, children see less and less of their parents -which then spawns associated problems. The parents and their children lack direction and social, ethical and moral guidance. Women are more educated, more independent financially and more competent in navigating our world. They are becoming more discerning. They are willing to put off marriage if they think it will hamper their newfound freedom of life choices. They are more assertive and more confident. However, the traditional women’s role of taking care of their husband, assisting their elderly family members, and overseeing the health and the welfare of their children, etc., has increasingly less focus and priority. Husbands need more support in our modern world but are getting less, strangers care for the elderly, and more children are left to their own devices without sufficient supervision and guidance and, consequently, are at risk in many ways. Women have become less tolerant and more selfish. As mentioned above, men are under more stress to provide a higher standard of living for their family, which is sometimes unattainable; hence the debt load. They feel less confident and less successful, demoralized and resentful. They are confused as women are entering their work world and competing with them. Their traditional de facto roles and leadership are often brutally questioned. They often can’t cope and check out mentally from the family. The wife then feels less support and leadership within their family, and the women embrace, even more, the role above. All too common nowadays, the men run from the wife and children and start over – creating yet another disastrous situation. The wife and children often struggle to keep their head above poverty and have much less support in every area. Men have become increasingly weak and selfish. Our well-intentioned social nets have inadvertently formed nanny states that are willing to provide financial and various social supports to broken families – which makes it more of a viable option to break the family apart. In fact, in the West – many women are having children with men who have no intention of forming a family unit and have little to nothing to do with the raising or support of their children. The mothers know that they will be able to receive state support and sometimes too willingly enter into single motherhood. However, nothing is ever free – these financial supports often come with a high price to their family’s autonomy and privacy. These supports definitely encourage a sense of despair and personal failure. It is hard to emerge once one has entered this system. The real honest value systems that create successful adults and their children are still there but they are hard to maintain in a world where we are being pulled in a multitude of directions. Marriages fail because we are failing as humans to work as comprehensive units and make the family, the focus above all. Strong families are the building blocks of successful communities that will support family values and structure and relieve stress and despair. If we don’t have strong communities then we wont have strong families and marriages will continue to fail. It doesn’t have to be this way.
  37. 1 point
    >For what I have understood, marriage in Islam is such a sacred bond but nowadays we are toying with it, abusing it. Why? Allah(swt) has made this bond so beautiful. Allah(swt) has made your spouse your garment. A human being who supports you emotionally and completes you.Your spouse is you wonderful companion. Allah(swt) has put mercy and love between you two. :wub:. ^ this................ people marrying nowadays don't not consider spouse as their garment.........at least mine didn't........... other reasons...... 1.people are less tolerant of each other in general, 2.women are becoming financially more independent, 3.men are acting less like men these days and more like spineless jellyfishes . this wasn't true for the men of my father's and grandfather's generation 4..most of the husbands i have seen around me look at their marital responsibilities as a chore rather than as a way to progress in religion 5..females are more career oriented than being more focused on their primary roles: wife and mother its never one thing, it rather combination of lots of factors
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    Poor Jokes [OFFICIAL THREAD]

    This is a pretty poor one: Arabic is such a powerful language that it can even make a jet stop in mid air, you can check it out for yourselves, if you utter any Arabic sentence on a moving plane, the plane will immediately stop and redirect itself to the nearest airport
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    Woman Personal Topic

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    Who Is Missing Imam Mahdi A.s

    (bismillah) (salam) Brother, it is a beautiful story that I've read a couple of times before and it never fails to make me cry. Concerning our Awaited Imam, may Allah te'ala protect him and hasten his appearance, there is a book that really changed my way of thinking and made me rethink my priorities. It is the famous "Mikyal ul makarim", it is all about Aba Salih (as) and while reading it you can truly and really feel your love and longing for him increase by every page. A small note: in this book it is stated that whenever we want to supplicate for our needs, we should always start by praying for Sahibuz Zaman (as) first, as his welfare is more important than ours. I have been doing it daily since, and believe me, your love increases and your faith is strengthened by it, and the difficulties in your life get suddenly solved. I look forward to more posts that can suggest the way to increase our love and dedication for him. Kindest regards (wasalam) Amina
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    Well, it's more than I can say for certain Shia brethren and groups...... Strange world we live in....
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    Help! Am I Fair To Hubby?

    Its easier said than done, but just be very clear about your boundaries with them. If they starting knocking on your door and trying to run your life, as you say, then make sure you draw the line firmly. You can do that by being assertive without being rude. If theyre sensitive you may risk offending them, but thats their business. If youre insecure and a people pleaser this will be difficult for you at first, but continue to be polite and friendly and dont let them dictate to you.
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    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    Current Gerneral Rule for the truth on major events: 1. Listern to Western MSM 2. Take opposite position
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    We do have a lot of similiarties with the other Abrahmic religions. In fact, we have more in common with Judiasm than Christianity.
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    Photographs here - http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/thousands-orthodox-jews-protest-israeli-draft-article-1.1715987 Refreshing for a change.
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