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  1. The Legendary moment when Pakistan won the cricket world cup. Pakistan SSG Commando's Major General Qasem Soleimani Pakistaan's Swat Valley Pakistan Naran Valley
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  2. Cousin update: I went to see my cousin after a few days. My heart was racing, I couldn't talk properly. His eyes meet mine. I was speechless at first. Seeing him awake with his eyes open, my God! My heart burst in two. You truly don't know life and Allah until something unfortunate happens to you. I tries to keep a smile looking at him, but I just couldn't bare his eyes looking at me, and me thinking it isn't my cousin that I knew from birth. But at the same time I was beyond thankful to my lord. Indeed a miracle has happened! So I started to joke with him and tell him that he is okay and reaf
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  3. Christians ask for exemptions all the time - and they get it... Jehovah Witnesses, and other Christian groups can ask (and are more often than not granted) exemption from taking the oath of allegiance ... in sates where that may be require for state/public employment. Muslims have not bothered to assert ourselves, and in fact, groups like CAIR/MPAC and other such American Muslim types encourage assimilation, so they are not into rocking the boat, unless something totally egregious. Our Shi'a marjayya are not living in some stately mansions, they are not like Catholic bishops etc, the Shi'a
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  4. AnaAmmar1

    Post Various Pics Here

    you are going to regret if you dont click here . Apparently this guy got divorced and lost his job. he decided to travel.
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  5. Qa'im

    Tusi's Ghayba: Selections

    A few notes: A summary of Shaykh at-Tusi's argument would consist of the following: (1) The death of Imam Musa al-Kadhim (as) is a widely narrated matter. Tusi begins by saying, if we were to doubt his death, then that gives ground to doubt the deaths of his ancestors, who were also claimed as Mahdis by some despite their manifest deaths. al-Kadhim's death was unique: his body was left upon a bridge, and his face was uncovered prior to entering his grave. Another tradition says that a servant witnessed the Imam die "from strength to weakness" from his illness. In other hadiths, al-Kadhim pred
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  6. (bismillah) (salam) Jzk for benefiting us with this knowledge. Are letters and sermons of Nahj al-Balagha only to be examined by their sanad (and subsequently weakened) when Sunnis use them in arguments? Or will we open and truly go through the whole book and the chains of its hadiths and label which are authentic and which aren't? was salam
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  7. (salam) Fair enough, but as far as I can see, no one made any assumptions or judgement about the OP on this thread (about him wanting the job and not needing it). Which is why I'm not sure why some people were going off on a tangent implying that he doesn't have any common sense or that he isn't using it - which is down right insulting especially for someone who was making their first ever post, a great welcome to the forum. Alhamdolillah that he at least had some conscious (and common sense) to realize that there may be an issue at work (what some might be passing it off as trivial on
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  8. People get so worked up... No. The world we live in doesn't work like that and for all the deteriorating ties between certain countries and organizations, the battle is economic and ideological—not military. The Russian Federation and NATO have never got along. Relations ebb and flow, now cooperating on counter-terrorism, now posturing showing each other that they have the missiles and the coordination to handle the worst case scenario. The posturing, while it looks bad, is actually the best sign that no war will happen: showing off acts as a mutual deterrent. The United States claims to
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  9. (salam) Another thing I want to mention is that, while I personally know individuals who quit their jobs (such as at Tim Hortons or NoFrills) after learning this ruling, they were able to find other entry-level jobs such as working at clothing, electronic stores, paid internships etc. with a little bit of struggle and effort. The malls are also filled with stores and one can always try their luck there. While I understand jobs are hard to come by today, we shouldn't be so quick to dismiss the Help of Allah [swt] and become so hopeless. Also, maybe this may not be a feasible thing to do at a r
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  10. Straw mat + Mud ( Turbah )
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  11. (salam) I'm sorry to say, but these two statements were highly ignorant and I can't believe you made such statements. Either you have no idea about the lives of many of the scholars and students and the hardships they have had to go through or go through even today or for some reason you think the difficulties aren't "hard enough". I can literally write paragraphs after paragraphs about the different types of hardships a lot of them have had to go through, through out history. I have seen students with families personally who literally have to fast almost every last 10 days of every
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  12. Whenever I'm laying in bed and too tired to read, or doing chores, or simply hanging out, I enjoy to listen to talks/lectures on youtube. I really enjoy Islamic philosophical talks, however there's just so much material to sift from. Does anyone have any recommendations of any peices by interesting voices in the Shia community? Feel free to share links or names of clerics/sheikhs that have made an impact on your world & religious view. Salaam! Have a great week!
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  13. Salam Alaikum, Exactly 6 years ago today, Shiachat.com as a website and a community came to existence. Many sleepless nights and countless hours were spent by a few individuals who dedicated whatever time they had to this site to make it the great community that it is today, exactly 6 years later. What is it that makes ShiaChat.com such a great community? Is it the fact that we can all login here and waste countless hours posting and reading random topics? Is it the fact that we can watch hours flyby as we discuss random issues in the chatroom? Surely not as you can do this on almost any o
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  14. (bismillah) Ibn Taym'iyah We read in "Maj'moo'h Al-Fatawi (مجموع الفتاوى)" By Ibn Taiy'miyah (تقي الدين أبو العباس أحمد بن عبد الحليم بن تيمية الحراني), Investigated By: Abdu'llah Al-Aziz bin Abdullah bin Ba'az (عبد العزيز بن عبد الله بن باز), volume 22, page 163/164 (102 in the print): وَسُئِلَ:عَمَّنْ يَبْسُطُ سَجَّادَةً فِي الْجَامِعِ وَيُصَلِّي عَلَيْهَا: هَلْ مَا فَعَلَهُ بِدْعَةٌ أَمْ لَا؟ Question: Whom, lays-out prayer mat in the Mosque and prayers on it? Is what he has done an innovation or not? فَأَجَابَ:الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ، أَمَّا الصَّلَاةُ عَلَى
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  15. Shamati

    Shama'il

    I've read in the book 'the spirituality of shi'i islam' by professor Mohammed Amir Moezzi about a meditation practice that was (is) prevalent among certain gnostics & sufi groups wherein the adept was meditating on the face of light of the imam of the time within ones own heart. To help with this meditation the beginner sometimes used a painting called shama'il with a depiction of the face of Imam Ali (as) that was a small portabel piece of wood. Have anyone heard of this practice or seen such a painting? I'd love to see one of them..
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  16. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم May Allah, guide us all onto the straight path of Muhammad and Al'e Muhammad peace and blessings be upon them all. It has come to my attention from my research that The letter 6 In Nahjul-Balagha is weak, which is the supposed letter from Imam Ali (a.s) To Mu`awiyah (ibn Abi Sufyan), and the original source with the chain of this letter exist in the book of "Al-Nas'r bin Muz'ahim Al-Munqari (لنصر بن مزاحم المنقري)", who died in year 212 Hijrah (The time of Imam Al-Jawad and Imam Al-Ritha a.s), The following: We read in one of the old historical literature: "Wa'q
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  17. Check out the links in my signature. ^_^ (Wasalam)
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  18. Oh yeah. A close friend of this guy once wrote to me that anti-Zionist Jews like me should be "dismembered for replacement parts". Well, I guess these guys are not so racist after all. They seem to have equal hate to both Palestinians and Jews who don't like Zionism...
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  19. (salam) (bismillah) Hasan `Abd Allah al-`Ajami has discussed this narration in his reply to `Uthman al-Khamees: من طريق نصر بن مزاحم، عن عمر بن سعد الأسدي عن نمير بن وعلة ، عن عامر الشعبي، وقد رواه نصر بن مزاحم في وقعة صفين(65)، عن عمر بن سعد الأسدي بنفس باقي السند، وليس له سند آخر غير هذا السند ، فمصدره الشعبي وهو من رواة أهل السنة ولم يوثقه الشيعة، وفي نهج البلاغة لابن أبي الحديد المعتزلي عن أبي إسحاق قال: ( ثلاثة لا يؤمنون على علي بن أبي طالب، مسروق ومرة وشريح وروي أن الشعبي رابعهم)، وفي السند نمير بن وعلة وهو مجهول ، صرّح بذلك الرازي في الجرح والتعديل والذهبي في ميزان الاعتدال، وفي ا
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  20. They have derived this from some [sunni] ahadith which mention the Prophet moving his index finger during the 2nd and final Rak'a of prayer.
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  21. It refers to the Unity of God. This is popular amongst Sunnis.
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  22. I think that your informations about the Islamic narrative about Jesus are flawed. May you tell me what was your sources or where did you learn about Islamic view of trinity ? I maybe able to provide the relevant information.
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  23. I see that you have this statement in quotation marks. To whom should it be attributed? The truth of it made me chuckle.
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  24. Update: (bismillah) In "Muj'am Sayed Al-Khoei (q.s), We read: روى عن علي بن حماد، وروى عنه نصر بن مزاحم كامل الزيارات: الباب 23، في قول أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام في قتل الحسين عليه السلام، الحديث 2 Narrated from him Ali bin Ham'ad, and narrated from him Nas'er bin Muz'ahim (Kamel-Al-Ziyarat), Chapter 23, in the saying of Imam Ali (a.s) in the murder of Imam Al-Hussain (a.s). Fix: He is not Umar Bin Sa'ad Bin Al-Waqqas (My apologies) , His Umar Bin Sa'ad Al-Mad'a'ini, Conclusion: This leaves us With: Numair Bin Wa'lah (نمير بن وعلة) Who is Unknown. (Majhool) This Lette
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  25. Hi Chaotic, Since you are giving the Islamic view as you have learned it, that is okay. There is no value in discussing the points of dispute if we are not going to use the Bible and the Quran as reference Books THE WAY THEY WERE WRITTEN. Gabriel said the former Scriptures, the Torah and the Gospel, were true, --- therefore God said they were true, and Muhammad had them written as true in the Quran. --- Don’t you believe that the Quran is true? --- Had there been any corruption in the Scriptures, Gabriel would have known about it, would he not? Quote from Post 30: Quran said a man was cr
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  26. strength=Abbas

    Help Plz

    I really appreciate you all from my heart first.....specially from S.M.H.A....... And i should say mashaAllah to him coz of your brain...mashaAllah you are too clever....i m Shia myself but i scare to say sth wrong to who i wanna speak with....so i think it s better to ask my Q in ShiaChat.....God bless you all....
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  27. ^ ^ ^ I personally think we as Muslims should refrain from using words like socialism or capitalism too often when discussing Islamic economics or political theory. Islam, traditionally, is its own spectrum and using such modern terms to describe its political or economic theories can be more than a little misleading.
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  28. No, these hadiths are not to be taken at face value. It is well known that halal of Muhamad is Halal till the day of Judgement and Haram of Muhamad is Haram till the day of judgment. Imam Mahdi will not declare himself as prophet. Prophet Muhamad is the seal of prophethood. Quran is the last book and no new book will be revealed as there will not be a new prophet. These hadiths should be put in their correct context after establishing their reliability through studying their chain of transmission, their fitting in the larger mesh of other hadiths and their non contradictory message with Muhkam
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  29. this photo remind me of one indian Movie . ONE only that i watched and liked. it was historical, decent and entertaining but can't recall its name:
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  30. Precisely, I am pretty conservative myself and would generally not be pleased about my spouse laughing out loud and behaving immaturely in public, but these are trivialities as compared to the awful subjugation of women in societies where they have far less choice/recourse/freedoms in the first place. To see people here get so worked up and refer to western societies as pioneers/champions of social ills and everything that is wrong with the world simply demonstrates that they are utterly clueless about the plight of women elsewhere, including the west where a bunch of women in bikinis or teen
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  31. (salam) I have heard personally from at least one senior scholar, that if you are doing a cashier job and if a customer purchases alcohol or pork related products, it is not permissible for you to deal with it (i.e. even scanning them is not permissible, or telling a customer in which aisle the pork or alcohol product is located - you are supposed to literally have nothing to do with it). I don't know whose ruling he was giving and if any jurists differ on this or not and if so then how much, but assuming that they don't, it still makes good sense. Why would it be allowed (to deal with it in
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  32. S.M.H.A.

    Help Plz

    "Al-Shimr was the first to do so. He kicked the Imam (‘a) with his foot then sat on his chest and took hold of his holy beard. He dealt him twelve sword strokes.71 He then severed his sacred head." ">>>Ibn Sa’d shouted, “Who volunteers to make sure that the chest and the back of al-Husayn (‘a) are run over by the horses?” Ten men stood up.1 Those miscreant “volunteers” were: Ishaq Ibn Hawiyyah,2 al-Ahbash Ibn Murshid Ibn ‘Alqamah Ibn Salamah al-Hadrami, Hakim Ibn al-Tufayl al-Sinbisi, ‘Amr Ibn abi al-Saydawi, Raja' Ibn Munqith al-’Abdi, Salim Ibn Khaythamah al-Ju’fi, Salih Ibn Wah
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  33. S.M.H.A.

    Help Plz

    Sister, your question indicates that you are having a conversation with someone. You would need to take the time to read and understand the factors leading up to Karbala, (appointments of Umayyad clan members in key positions by the early Muslim Caliphs, paved the way for their gaining strength and eventually acquiring the Kingship over Muslims.)what actually happened at karbala and after, and its impact. Here is why its, important, if you only know few facts, and don’t have reference , if asked you will be searching for it, second and most important-if someone throws you a curve ball, the
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  34. Khalilallah

    Help Plz

    I will write about it. Imam Hussein did not accept Yazid as the legitimate Caliph of Muslims, since Yazids father Muawiya had agreed with Imam Hasan that after Muawiya's death Yazid will not become Caliph. So Yazid wanted Hussein to give his Allegiance and accept Yazid as a legitimate Caliph, however Caliphs are appointed by Allah, there are Ayats on this. and the real Caliphs are the 12 Imams. So Hussein did not accept Yazid. Then the people of Kufa wrote to Imam Hussein and asked him to come and guide them and be their Imam, they said they would give their allegiance to Hussein I thin
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  35. this news proves world is full of idiots :rolleyes:
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  36. This is exactly what I was talking about.. With all due respect, people need to stop. I mean, stop equating constructive critiicism of hijab to being judgemental. It's not the same idea. Otherwise how are we suppose to act on our duty of: amr bil ma'uroof wa nahi anil munkar?
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  37. Deewan

    Working At Staples?

    ^Bright, may be it's just me that finds OP's question rather silly and the response to it even sillier. If you go with the logic of the answers provided, that basically rules out the OP from working at a grocery store, department store, convenience store, restaurant, etc. May be we should use common sense a little bit more than we do? Not everything requires the sage advice of a marja. It's a basic job at Staples--an office supplies store--not a in narcotics running or a strip club.
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  38. Mankind must have the freedom to choose wether to draw closer to God or further away from God. Otherwise, what's the point of creation at all? I dont really see the provocative or imodest nature of laughing uncontrollably? To me, it's up to the Male to have sufficient amount of self control to let others behave as they want without losing self control.
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  39. Its okay ; You're allowed to have up to four.
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  40. ^ Hello, "Regardless of the nonsense you just said, which is completely false....." Please read this thread. http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235025130-my-behavior-is-wrong/ How is what I said nonsense and false? Women in the United States / West are not chastised for laughing and smiling in public. But, based on the thread linked above, it seems many if not the majority on Shia Chat believe smiling and laughing in public to be improper behavior for a woman. So, again, how is what I said "nonsense" and "false?" So, if a woman laughs out loud she is being obnoxious? And,
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  41. IN THE NAME OF GOD; THE ALL KNOWING. ★ 4 secrets of success ★ The famous western scholar Brian Tracey used to say that if you want success then you must copy the lifestyle of those who have already achieved success in their lives. Here are 4 secrets of success of Imam Jafar Sadiq, grandson of Prophet Muhammad ( s ). I Sadiq lived more than 1000 years ago and at that time established a university in Medina where more than 2000 students from different walks of life were taught various sciences. I Sadiq was a polymath,an astronomer,imam, Islamic scholar, Islamic theologian, writer, philosopher,p
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  42. shirk shirk shirk !!!! where did you took your aqida classes ? ask them for refund if you paid them.
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  43. There are many fabricated hadiths condemning the whole of sufism & all sufis point blank. The falseness of such traditions is evident in the irrationality of condemning a whole group just like that. Then there's other hadiths condemning the qalandari sufis: the ones who drink & break the shariah. The condemnation of sufism is an expression of the legalistic ulama's worry of losing power. Nothing else. Many of these hadiths miracolously surfaced during the Safavid empire when the clerics & shahs had a common purpose in centralizing religious power with the ulama. There's still shi
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  44. Hello my name is BoNqUisHA n I is from CAmdeN NeW JeRsEY n I b Interestd in Izlam and Moozlems and yall faith ^_^
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  45. Imam Khomeini was a great sufi before he was a political leader. He wrote many ecstatic poems that are still available today. In some he even expresses admiration of Al Hallaj, one of the most ecstatic sufi saints to ever live.
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  46. Salam! Name's Mohammad, Working as a Fixed Wing Pilot, New to Shiachat, From Pakistan.
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  47. Happy Birthday brother. :Fatiha:
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  48. عنه، عن أحمد، عن علي بن الحكم، عن منصور الصيقل قال: قلت لابي عبدالله عليه السلام: ربما دعا الرجل بالدعاء فاستجيب له ثم اخر ذلك إلى حين؟ قال: فقال: نعم، قلت: ولم ذاك، ليزداد من الدعاء؟ قال: نعم From him from Ahmad from Ali b. al-Hakam from Mansur al-Sayqal who said: I said to Abi Abdillah عليه السلام - does it happen that a man makes a Dua so it is answered for him (accepted) and then that (the materialization) is delayed for a time? he said: so he said: yes, I said: and why is that - so that he increases in making Dua? he said: yes. علي بن إبراهيم، عن أبيه، عن ابن أبي عمير، عن إسحاق بن أ
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  49. This is what you get for writing to David.....................waste of time.
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