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  1. 5 points
    syeduddin

    Post Various Pics Here

    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
  2. 5 points
    Ethics

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    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 reaffirm his circumstance. I asked him, if he knows who I was, and to blink. He did so!!!!!! I was beyond happy. Then I joked about how inshAllah by the time he recovers it will be Muharram and he will be ready to serve Hussain A.S and do matam and zanjeer as he always goes from mosques to mosques for azadari. He laughed and it was beautiful. It light up my heart. But I wonder to myself again, is he laughing cause we are laughing or he truly knows and remembers? InshAllah it is the latter. He put his hand up to me and told me to hold it. I held his hand and gripped it. I wanted to cry but people were there. It felt God given. We never really hung out much since near the end of high school, as his friends were not my type. As kids I would go to his house all the time and him to mine. We are very close. Anyway I will make it short and thank Allah and His representatives truly, it is not enough. I suggest everyone reading this to do a 2 rakat prayer of thanks. I sincere wanna tell you all, it truly was your duas that helped. I am endebted to you all. Please never stop praying and continue to do so for all of mankind. Please! Duas trullllllllllllly work. I witnessed such a miracle! Thank you. (Wasalam)
  3. 3 points
    skylight2

    Working At Staples?

    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 marja are fully in touch with the reality of the people, however, they may not be directly in touch with people outside of their region.
  4. 3 points
    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.
  5. 3 points
    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 predicts his own death. (2) Up to a year before al-Kadhim went to Iraq, several traditions indicate that he had appointed ar-Rida (as) from a young age. Tusi presents 17 such traditions, 2 of which go back to as-Sadiq (as), and 1 is narrated by `Ali b. Ja`far [r], the brother of al-Kadhim. (3) Tusi says that what the Waqifa were narrating were "solitary" (khabar wahid), and not supported by contextual evidences. He notes that those narrating were "subject to ridicule". So in a word, there was a lack of sihha and tawatur in their claims. (4) Thereafter, Tusi presents the Waqifi hadith book "Fii Nusrat al-Waqifa", written `Ali b. Ahmad al-`Alawi al-Musawi. Other than his lineage, nothing is known about this person, but it seems to have been a prominent Waqifi text with unique hadiths on the subject. What may perhaps give credence to the book are its short isnads, and so despite Tusi's general dismissal of these hadiths and their narrators (see point 3), he wishes to respond to each and every hadith in order to find alternative pro-Imami explanations in the off chance that they have a bearing. Tusi's most common arguments are the following: (a ) The word "Qa'im" or "Patron (sahib)" can refer to an Imam in general, which we find in many other hadiths that refer to al-Baqir, as-Sadiq, and ar-Rida as Qa'ims. The same applies for the word Mahdi, which has further been used to refer to the Prophet, and Muhammad b. al-Hanifiyya. (b ) Eschatological epithets that are applied to al-Kadhim could refer to one who would come from his loins. This is a general principle established in the Qur'an, where Mary (as) was given to `Imran despite the promise, because Jesus (as) would be the fulfillment of that promise. Associations with al-Kadhim (as) and the Qa'imiyya could be as-Sadiq's (as) response to the Isma`iliyya and Mubarakiyya, who would take others as the Qa'im. (c ) References to al-Kadhim (as) leaving the prison and escaping from the clutches from his oppressors could be referring to his death, and his return to Allah and His mercy. (d) Some hadiths do not support the Waqifi argument. One hadith says that there would be "twelve", with the word "Imams" in brackets. It is unclear if the brackets were in the original text, but if not, the sentence "O Sa`eed, twelve." does not really make sense. Without the word "Imams", it seems as though a word has been removed. Either way, the hadith further supports the mutawatir notion that there would be twelve Imams, or twelve divine representatives, with the twelfth coming at the end of the world. Another hadith claims that the Mahdi would have two occultations, and that he would depute a successor - again, going against the Waqifi narrative. A third hadith says that the Mahdi would die prior to going into occultation. A fourth hadith talks again of a dual occultation, which did not apply to al-Kadhim. (e) Only one hadith mentions the number seven in relation to the number of Imams. This is narrated by as-Sadiq, and it could be that he is referring to the 7th Imam from him (i.e. the 12th Imam) rather than his son. (f) Tusi says that the hadiths that argue that people will assume that the Mahdi had died can be applied to the 12th Imam. (g) While the 12th Imam was not incarcerated (in a sijn), it can be said that he was "imprisoned" (sajn) from seeing the outside world during his occultation. For my response to this hadith, read my thread "Will the Mahdi be imprisoned?": http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235015180-the-4-sunan-will-the-mahdi-be-imprisoned/page-2 (h) The last few hadiths appear to mock those who accepted ar-Rida (as) as people who simply performed istikhara. Tusi denies these reports, and argues that if they were true, it is possible that these individuals simply did not want to provide a full explanation on their conversion to those who were ignorant. In general, some of Tusi's polemical explanations are stronger than others. Taking the whole of his argument into context is necessary to appreciate what he is doing here. He is giving plausible interpretations to these narrations in case they made it through the barriers of tawatur and sihha. Still, you must take these explanations together with the previous arguments: that al-Kadhim's passing was a public event, that his selection of ar-Rida was widely reported and upheld, and that the Waqifi narrators were few and subject to ridicule. Looking at Fii Nusrat altogether, there are hadiths that support the Imamiyya, some hadiths that support both the Imamiyya and the Waqifa, and some hadiths that are purely Waqifi. In my survey of hadith literature, I recognized what appeared to be truncated parts of hadiths in Fii Nusrat - sentences from different hadiths pulled together and added to. Perhaps we can discuss that another time iA. (5) Tusi accuses the Waqifis of slandering pious people, narrating on the authority of unknown people, and holding prejudice against other groups. He then accuses the leaders of the Waqifa - who were holding some of al-Kadhim's property (tens of thousands of dinars) - of lying in order to keep the money for themselves. Tusi lists a few hadiths to support this argument, including on from Yunus b. `Abd ar-Rahman who claims that the Waqifis had tried to bribe him. Another hadith has ar-Rida (as) asking for the money to distribute it among al-Kadhim's children and inheritors. Tusi finishes this section by saying, "if the basis of this sect consist of people like this, how can they and their narrations be trusted or reliable?!" (6) Tusi then includes a few hadiths from the Imams that condemn the leaders of the Waqifa. One has al-Kadhim calling `Ali b. Abi Hamza and his companions donkeys. Another has al-Kadhim deputing his son for the Imamate and cursing those who do not recognize him. The third hadith has ar-Rida predicting that the Waqifis would die as atheists, and it cites a man who disbelieved in Allah whilst upon his deathbed. This resort to heresy could have been due to the confusion that Waqifis seemed to have had on their central doctrines. The Firaq books paint a perplexed image of the Waqifa (not knowing if their Imam was alive or dead, on earth or in heaven, with a successor or not, etc.), and history shows that within a few generations, all of the Waqifis had converted back to the Imamiyya and Ithna Ashariyya. Another hadith has ar-Rida ridiculing `Ali b. Abi Hamza for supposedly claiming that al-Kadhim would return after 8 months of occultation. (7) To further prove ar-Rida's Imamate, Tusi lists a few of his miracles. Some of these miracles led to the conversion of Waqifis. A few hadiths have the Imam preceding questions with their specific answers. Another hadith has ar-Rida asking for a garment hidden between one's merchandise. Another hadith has ar-Rida predicting the birth and succession of his son, and the unique deformity of the Caliph al-Ma'mun's son. Another hadith claims that ar-Rida had answered a total of 25,000 questions during the confusion after al-Kadhim's death. Another hadith describes where al-Ma'mun and one of his companions would die. (8) Tusi lists the conversion stories of several famous Waqifis who became Imamis during the lifetime of ar-Rida (as). For these Waqifis, it's interesting that they would take the "risk" of putting their faith in a new line of Imams, as opposed to having the doctrinal security of being a part of a canonically "complete" religion. (9) ar-Rida's possession of special inherited items, such as the seal belonging to the previous Imams and the weapons of the Prophet, are a further proof for his Imamate. Tusi says that this point on its own is enough to prove his Imamate. There are circumstantial and contextual evidences that were not mentioned by Tusi because they would have been known by a scholastic reader 1100 years ago. InshaAllah I would like to highlight these in a discussion in the near future. But, all in all, Tusi makes strong, comprehensive points, and draws on many primary sources to make his points. Soon after the writing of this book, the historical Waqifa would go extinct. And in all things, Allah knows best.
  6. 2 points
    (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
  7. 2 points
    Ibn al-Hussain

    Working At Staples?

    (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 this thread, but he was good and sincere enough to notice it regardless), and so he asked for the rulings. I think the relevant rulings were given. It is up to him now what he wants to do with it or what he understood from the rulings. My reactionary response was regarding - what seemed to me like - the justification of an act that the rulings were considering to be prohibited, without even bringing it under the pretext of extreme hardship or difficulty and just passing it off permissible because it is trivial. Wassalam
  8. 2 points
    Servidor

    Could Ww3 Start Soon?

    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 have a Prompt Global Strike plan that could destroy 70% of Russia's nuclear armaments in an hour and intercept the remainder using cruise missile systems. Russia responds by revealing the new S-500 batteries can hit or intercept any missile at any altitude, short of an invasion from outer space. And the accusation that Russia violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty of 1987 was as much bound up with the kind of the missile being tested as it was with the distance which it could be fired. The nature of it's trajectory is such that the US does not have any missile system at the moment that could intercept it. NATO is running military exercises in Lvov—Russia is doing combat readiness tests on the Eastern border. NATO moves tanks into Norway—Russia is trialing Bulava inter-continental ballistic missiles from nuclear-powered submarines. I repeat, this all looks bad—but it is supposed to. That is what prevents countries with modernized armies from going to war with each other: the realization that the other can do inestimable damage even if it loses. Wars fought with conventional arms only occur in the modern world when at least one side does not have a nuclear deterrent. For the rest of the world: war means sanctions and information (or misinformation)—the fronts are economy and media. Conflicts are carried on by economic sanctions and trying to convey the correctness of one's position to the world (or vilify your opponent). The other options are proxy wars, so instigate someone else to attack another country and then arm them. Or, color revolutions. The US has pioneered and refined almost to an art the provoking of internal chaos in another country and watching it tear itself apart for them. The Moscow Conference on International Security held earlier this year was almost entirely dedicated to studying color revolutions as a new kind of act of war. But the ultimate means by which disputes are settled today: diplomacy. Talks are had, meetings held, contact groups established, glasses clinked, treaties signed. No one in the world that can fight one wants a world war.
  9. 2 points
    Ibn al-Hussain

    Working At Staples?

    (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 retail or grocery store, but in higher positions in professional companies you are (or should be) able to influence your work tasks. My job was one where I had to deal and manage literally dozens of clients and businesses, but anytime a client that was purely an alcoholic business was given to me I adamantly rejected working on it and informed my manager(s) of my reservations. Also restaurants or cafes that I would work with, if there were any alcoholic or pork related products, I would explicitly refuse to do any work (advertising related) for those specific products. My company seniors would clearly be annoyed, but why should we feel embarrassed to explain ourselves or be compelled to do such work. Work in any profession in such a way that the company begins to depend on you, and then you can make your demands met. Firing and re-hiring is a costly and time consuming process for many large professional companies and even many smaller companies (especially start-ups). It isn't something they are willing to do so easily especially if the person who is working for them is talented. They will make exceptions for you, and this has been my personal experience while working in multiple companies - from start ups to large organizations (my last official full-time job was at the headquarters of CAA in Thornhill, GTA). At my first ever job in Downtown Toronto - an internship - I was asked to do some very trivial work on the side for a pornography client (as one of the few clients I would have to deal with and would have actually required me to watch or see nothing obscene). Despite being a fresh graduate and relatively desperate for a little money, while the interest on the OSAP kept piling on and after spending months looking for something that paid anything, I respectfully refused to work on it citing very clear religious reasons. They were a bit taken back and even laughed a bit (because who practices religion or who doesn't watch porn now a days?), but were fine with it at the end. Of course my personal experience doesn't mean everyone has it this straight-forward, but the point here is that many of us don't even try to speak up and get scared at the mere thought of having to do something that the religion says, yet is contradictory to what our work expects us to do. I have seen Muslims in the work industry belittle themselves like this too many times. If someone wants to sell their iman for a few bacon strips under no real hardship, then be it, but don't try to justify it with arguments that have no backbone. Wassalam
  10. 2 points
    Straw mat + Mud ( Turbah )
  11. 1 point
    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 other website. What makes ShiaChat.com such a great community is the bond that we have, that Islamic "brotherhood" and the feeling of being and belonging that we have with one another. The fact that unlike any other website, when you log off from Shiachat.com you're still wondering "whatever happened to such and such..", "I wonder if x passed that test.." or "I wonder how x is feeling now that his grand mother passed away". What makes Shiachat.com so great is the fact that we can all come together and recite chapters of Quran on the souls of relatives of of people we have not even met! The fact that we can shed a tear for one of us who is going through a rough time or has been hit with a tragedy. What makes this community so great is how when one of us visits the shrines of the Imams they remember others on this site by name yet have no idea how they look like. What made ShiaChat.com this way? It's non other than people like our beloved brother Ali Naqi, may Allah bless his soul. Today, instead of celebrating ShiaChat.com's 6th Birthday, we should be celebrating the life of our young brother, Ali. Br. Ali is the perfect example of what I've stated above. How a person can remain on a site for almost 4 years and manage to please everyone is beyond me. The friendly brotherly attitude that this brother has shown with each and every one of his posts, the smiles, the friendly gestures and countless hours he spent on this site volunteering his time is what made him such a great person. Its these exact characteristics that makes Shiachat.com the great community that it is today. Br. Ali Naqi's leaving us today was shocking and heart breaking for most of us. Some of us cried, others went into denial while others simply pondered on how such a lively brother could have such a sudden ending. He left us but also left behind over 3000 posts as a witness to what sort of a person he was. These words will remain on this site for as long as this site exists therefore Ali will not truly leave us and will always be a member of this site. The many hours he dedicated volunteering to this site will live on much like how today's acorns will become tomorrow's Oaks. Ali's last post on this site was a smile followed by a "lol" :) I'm sure he'll be smiling down on us all seeing how his tragedy has touched this entire community and made us remember him the way we do today. May Allah unite him with our Imams and grant him a safe haven with the best of his khalq, Ameen. Br. Ali Naqi.. Today was the last day of your earthly life while it's the first day of the rest of ours. We will remember you and pray for you as you've remembered and prayed for us in our time of need. We wish you farewell our dear brother not as just another member on some online forum, but as a brother who has earned a permanent place in our heart. Every year we celebrate another year of ShiaChat.com, we will mourn and celebrate another year of you leaving us. Farewell brother Ali, we will miss you and we will always chant along with you, "Ya Ali, Ya Ali, Ya Ali". Wa salam.
  12. 1 point
    (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 السَّجَّادَةِ بِحَيْثُ يَتَحَرَّى الْمُصَلِّي ذَلِكَ فَلَمْ تَكُنْ هَذِهِ سُنَّةَ السَّلَفِ مِنْ الْمُهَاجِرِينَ وَالْأَنْصَارِ وَمَنْ بَعْدَهُمْ مِنْ التَّابِعِينَ لَهُمْ بِإِحْسَانِ عَلَى عَهْدِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بَلْ كَانُوا يُصَلُّونَ فِي مَسْجِدِهِ عَلَى الْأَرْضِ لَا يَتَّخِذُ أَحَدُهُمْ سَجَّادَةً يَخْتَصُّ بِالصَّلَاةِ عَلَيْهَا. وَقَدْ رُوِيَ أَنَّ عَبْدَ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنَ مَهْدِيٍّ لَمَّا قَدِمَ الْمَدِينَةَ بَسَطَ سَجَّادَةً فَأَمَرَ مَالِكٌ بِحَبْسِهِ فَقِيلَ لَهُ: إنَّهُ عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنُ مَهْدِيٍّ فَقَالَ: أَمَا عَلِمْت أَنَّ بَسْطَ السَّجَّادَةِ فِي مَسْجِدِنَا بِدْعَةٌ He answered: All thanks to Allah all mighty of all worlds, as for praying on a prayer mat, where the the prayer-er inquires it, for this was not the sunnah of the "Salaf" from the "Muhajreen" and "Al-Ans'ar" and after them, their followers (Ta'b'een) of them with righteousness, on the promise of the messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.s), but they use to pray in the Mosque on the ground, and not one any of them taking a prayer mat specializing it for praying on it. And it has been narrated that Abdull'Rahman bin Mah'di, when he arrived (came) to Madinah, he layed out a prayer mat, so Malik ordered to imprison him, and it is said to him: He is Abdu'll-Rahman bin Mah'di, so he said: "Do you not know, that laying out a prayer mat in the Mosque is an innovation? وَفِي الصَّحِيحِ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الخدري فِي حَدِيثِ اعْتِكَافِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: " {اعْتَكَفْنَا مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ} فَذَكَرَ الْحَدِيثَ - وَفِيهِ قَالَ: " {مَنْ اعْتَكَفَ فَلْيَرْجِعْ إلَى مُعْتَكَفِهِ فَإِنِّي رَأَيْت هَذِهِ اللَّيْلَةَ وَرَأَيْتُنِي أَسْجُدُ فِي مَاءٍ وَطِينٍ} . وَفِي آخِرِهِ: " {فَلَقَدْ رَأَيْت يَعْنِي صَبِيحَةَ إحْدَى وَعِشْرِينَ عَلَى أَنْفِهِ وَأَرْنَبَتِهِ أَثَرَ الْمَاءِ وَالطِّينِ} . فَهَذَا بَيَّنَ أَنَّ سُجُودَهُ كَانَ عَلَى الطِّينِ. وَكَانَ مَسْجِدُهُ مَسْقُوفًا بِجَرِيدِ النَّخْلِ يَنْزِلُ مِنْهُ الْمَطَرُ فَكَانَ مَسْجِدُهُ مِنْ جِنْسِ الْأَرْضِ. And in the Sahih from Abi Sa'eed Al-khidri in the narrations of "Al-Itik'aaf (seclusion in the Mosque)" of the Prophet (s.a.w.a.s) said: He did "It'ikaa'f" with the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.s), so he mentioned the narration: and it said: whom did seclusion, let him return to his seclusion, for I saw this night and myself prostrating on water and mud." and at its last: ".(...)..I saw the remains on his nose, of water and mud." And this shows, that prostrating was on the mud, and his mosque was roofed with Palm leaf stalk, from the rain. For hos mosque was from the the origin (nature) of the earth. Ibn Qa'y'im Al-Jawzi: The student of Ibn Tay'miyah Before Quoting from Ibn' Qay'im, we will first introduce his status and the status of his book: We read in Al-Dur'ar Al-Sin'iyah Fe Al-Ajwibah AL-Najdiyah ( الدرر السنية في الأجوبة النجدية) by the scholars (Of Ahlul-Sunnah), investigated by Ab'd-Al-Rahman bin Muhammad bin Qa'sim Al-as'i Al-Najdi ( عبد الرحمن بن محمد بن قاسم العاصمي النجدي), volume 2, page #219: ولتلميذه العلامة ابن القيم، في بيان أنواع التوحيد والرد على أهل البدع، المصنفات الكثيرة المفيدة؛ فمن أحسنها: إغاثة اللهفان، وكتاب: الصواعق المرسلة في الرد على الجهمية والمعطلة. And as for his (Ibn Taymiyah's) Student: Ibn Al-Qa'y'im, in showing the variety of Taw'heed, and replies to the people innovation (Bid'ah), from many useful works, and the best from them are: "I'gha'ath'at Al-Lah'faan, and the book: Al-Sawa'iq Al-Mura'ala.. So now, let us see truly what is the Sunnah of the Prophet (s.a.w.a.s)? On what did he prostrate on? Now let us read through his book, and see in the passage, whom is he opposing? We read in Ibn' Qa'y'ims (العلامة ابن القيم), Book: I'gha'ath'at Al-Lah'faan Fe Mas'ayid Al-Shaytan ( إغاثة اللهفان في مصايد الشيطان), Investigated it Muhammad Az'eez Al-Shams (محمد عزير شمس) and Mustafa Bin Sa'ad It'eem (مصطفى بن سعيد إيتيم), Association: Al-Fiq'h Al-Islami ( مجمع الفقه الإسلامي), volume 1, page 218: وكذلك ترى أحدهم لا يصلي إلا على سجاده ولم يصل عليه السلام على سجادة قط ولا كانت السجادة تفرش بين يديه بل كان يصلي على الأرض وربما سجد في الطين وكان يصلي على الحصير فيصلي على ما اتفق بسطه فإن لم يكن ثمة شيء صلى على الأرض And also, you see now one of them, does not pray only on a prayer mat, and He the Prophet (peace be upon him) absolutely did not pray on a prayer mat, and the prayer mat never was laid out between his hands (In front of him), but he use to pray on the ground, conceivably prostrated on the mud, and he use to pray on a Al-Hass'eer (Straw), and prays on what agrees with his simplicity, an if there was nothing, he prayed on the ground (Earth). We turn to page 268: وقد صلى النبي على حصير قد اسود من طول ما لبس فنضح له بالماء وصلى عليه ولم يفرش له فوقه سجادة ولا منديل وكان يسجد على التراب تارة وعلى الحصى تارة وفي الطين تارة حتى يرى أثره على جبهته وأنفه And the Prophet (s.a.w.a.s) has prayed on "Al-Hass'eer (Straw)" that has become black from how long its worn, so it was moistened with water, and never a prayer mat was laid out over him, and not (even) a napkin, and use to sometimes prostrate on dust, and sometimes on gravel/stone, and sometimes mud, until its remains can be seen on his forehead and nose. So if you see your brother in Islam, prostrating on: Straw, Gravel, dust, Mud. Know that he is reviving the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.s). _____________________________________________________________ (wasalam)
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    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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    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'qi'at Suffin (واقعت صفين), By "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), Investigated and with explanations of: "Ab'd-Al-Salam Muhammad Ha'roon (عبد السلام محمد هارون)" Print: Dar'Al-Jeel Beirut (دار الجيل بيروت), First print (1410.Hijrah), Page 27-32 the following Letter: (bismillah) أما بعد فإن بيعتي بالمدينة لزمتك وأنت بالشام (1) ؛ لأنه بايعني القوم الذين بايعوا أبا بكر وعمر وعثمان علي ما بويعوا عليه ، فلم يكن للشاهد أن يختار ، ولا للغائب أن يرد . وإنما الشورى للمهاجرين والأنصار ، فإذا اجتمعوا على رجل فسموه إماما (2) كان ذلك لله رضا ، فإن خرج من أمرهم خارج بطعن أو رغبة ردوه إلى ما خرج منه ، فإن أبى قاتلوه على اتباعه غير سبيل المؤمنين ، وولاه (3) الله ما تولى ويصليه جهنم وساءت مصيرا . وإن طلحة والزبير بايعاني ثم نقضا بيعتي ، وكان نقضهما كردهما ، فجاهدتهما . على ذلك حتى جاء الحق وظهر أمر الله وهم كارهون . فادخل فيما دخل فيه المسلمون ، فإن أحب الأمور إلى فيك العافية ، إلا أن تتعرض للبلاء . فإن تعرضت له قاتلتك واستعنت الله (4) عليك . وقد أكثرت في قتلة عثمان فادخل فيما دخل فيه المسلمون ، ثم حاكم القوم إلى أحملك وإياهم على كتاب الله . فأما تلك التي تريدها فخدعة الصبي عن اللبن . ولعمري لئن نظرت بعقلك دون هواك لتجدني أبرأ قريش من دم عثمان . واعلم أنك من الطلقاء (5) الذين لا تحل لهم الخلافة ، ولا تعرض فيهم الشورى . وقد أرسلت إليك وإلى من قبلك (1) جرير بن عبد الله ، وهو من أهل الإيمان والهجرة . فبايع ولا قوة إلا بالله In the name of Allah Most gracious and most merciful: As for, after that, the allegiance (Ba'yah) to me, has held you and you are in the "Sha'am": Because those who have given allegiance to Abu bakr, and Umar, and Uthman have given allegiance to me on what they have given allegiance on, he who was present has no choice (to consider), and he who was absent has no right to reject; and consultation is confined to the muhajirun and the ansar. If they agree on an individual and take him to be Caliph it was for the satisfaction for all.... Now, Let us look at the chain: عمر بن سعد ، عن نمير بن وعلة ، عن عامر الشعبي ، أن عليا عليه السلام 1. First Narrator: Am'ru Bin Sa'ad Al-Mad'ain'i (عمرو بن سعيد المدائني): -We read in "Rija'al Al-Najashi ( رجال النجاشي)" By Abu Abbas Ahmad bin Ali Al-Najashi Al-Asadi Al-Kufi (ابو العباس احمد بن علي النجاشي الاسدي الكوفي), page #287: Person #767: عمرو بن سعيد المدائني ثقة، روى عن الرضا عليه السلام. له كتاب يرويه جماعة، أخبرنا أبو الحسن بن الجندي قال: حدثنا أبو علي بن همام قال: حدثنا أحمد بن إدريس، عن عمران بن موسى، عن موسى بن جعفر، عن عمرو بن سعيد بكتابه. Am'ru Bin Sa'eed Al-Mad'ain'i (عمرو بن سعيد المدائني) is Trusted, narrated from Al-Imam Al-Rith'a (a.s), he holds a book that is narrated by a group, told us Abu Al-Hassan Bin Al-Jundi, Said: Told us Abu Ali Ham'aam said: told us Ahmad bin Idr'ees, from Umr'aan Bin Musa, from Musa bin Ja'afar, from Am'ru bin Sa'eed, his book. 2.Second Narrator, Numair Bin Wa'lah (نمير بن وعلة), is no where to be found, and is Unknown (Majhool) In our literature , and the Ahlul-Sunnah have in theirs also established this: -We read in "Lis'aan Al-Miz'aan (لسان الميزان) By Ibn Hijir Al-Askalani ( أحمد بن علي بن حجر العسقلاني أبو الفضل شهاب الدين), Investigated by Ab'd Al-Fata'ah Ab'ee Ghad'ah ( عبد الفتاح أبي غدة), the Islamic library ( مكتب المطبوعات الإسلامية), volume #8 page #292, Person # 8172: عن الشعبي. وعنه أبو مخنف لوط فقط. مجهول. From Al-Shu'iyb'i, and from him, Abu Mukh'anaf, only. Unknown (Majhool) 3. Am'er Al-Shu'bi (عامر الشعبي), He is Rejected and weak in our literature. He is A'mer bin Shar'habee'l (عامر بن شرحبيل). - We read in "Mu'jam Rija'al Al-Hadeeth Wa Al-Tafs'eel Al-Tabaqat Al-Ro'at (معجم رجال الحديث وتفصيل طبقات الرواة)" By Al-Sayed Abu Al-Qasim Al-Khoei (السيد ابو القاسم الموسوي الخوئي)", Association: Al-Imam-Al-Khoei Al-Islamiyah ( مؤسسة الامام الخوئي الاسلامية), volume #10, Page #210, Person #6095 قال ابن داود: (عامر بن شرحبيل أبو عمرو. الفقيه: (ى) (جخ) رآه عليهالسلام)، ذكره في القسم الاوّل (791).وذكره الميرزا في رجاله الكبير، قائلاً: (عامر بن شراحيل الشعبى. الفقيه: رآه عليه السلام (ى».وفي الوسيط: (عامر بن شرحبيل أبو عمرو. الفقيه: (ى) (جخ)، رآه عليه السلام(د) لا غير، وهو الفقيه العاميّ المعروف بالشعبى).قال السيد التفريشى: لم أجده في النسخ التي عندنا من (جخ)، وهو المعروفبالشعبى، المذموم عندنا. said Ibn Daw'ud: Am'er bin Shar'habee'l Abu Amru the scholar, Saw Imam Ali (a.s), mentioned in the first section, and mentioned him Al-Miz'aa in his men "Al-Kabeer" saying: "Am'er bin Shar'habee'l-Al-Shu'abi the scholar, Saw Imam Ali (a.s). And in "Al-Was'eet": Am'er bin Shar'habeel Abu Am'ru the scholar. Saw Imam Ali (a.s), and nothing else, and he is a general scholar known as Al-Shu'abi. Said Al-Sayed Al-Tafr'ishi: I did not find him in the prints that we possess, whom he is known, for Al-Shu'abi is defamed (very bad and deserving to be criticized) أقول: من الغرائب أن يعدّه ابن داود في القسم الاوّل، وهو الخبيث الفاجرالكذّاب المعلن بعدائه لامير المؤمنين عليه السلام، وقد ذكرنا شطراً من مخازيهفي تفسيرنا (البيان) عند التعرّض لترجمة الحارث الاعور. I (Al-Khoei) say: Its strange that Ibn Daw'ud counts him from the first section, and he (Am'er Al-Shu'bi) is the wicked, immoral, liar, who declares his opposition against Amir Al-Mo'omeneen Imam Ali (a.s), and we have mentioned his disgrace in "Tafseer Al-Bay'an" when coming into contact in interpreting Al-Harith Al-A'war. This Letter is Not Authentically established, and weak. A Contribution by Brother @Nader Zaveri 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 السند عمر بن سعد الأسدي ولا يعرف من هو تحديداً ، فهو مجهول . From the Tareeq of Nasr b. Mazaahim from `Umar b. Sa`ad al-Asadi from Numayr b. Wa`lah from `Aamir al-Shu`bi and Nasr b. Mazaahim has narrated it in Waqi`ah Siffeen from `Umar b. Sa`ad al-Asadi by the same remaining Sanad, and there is not another Sanad other than this sanad. And the origins of al-Shu`bi is that he is from the narrators of Ahl al-Sunnah and he is not authenticated by the Shee`ah. And in [sharh] Nahj al-Balaaghah of Ibn Abi al-Hadeed al-Mu`tazali from Abi Ishaaq said: "Three did not believe in Ali b. Abi Talib: Masrooq, Murrah, and Shurayh, and it is narrated that al-Shu`bi was the fourth of them" And in the sanad there is Numayr b. Wa`lah and he is Majhool, al-Razi declared that in al-Jarh wa al-Ta`deel and al-Dhahabi in Mizan al-I`tidal. And in the Sanad is `Umar b. Sa`ad al-Asadi, and he is not specifically known, so he is Majhool Source: http://www.h-alajmi.....php?newsid=140 Book sources: Book one: http://ia600307.us.archive.org/31/items/tar21/189.pdf Book Two: http://narjes-library.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/blog-post_6092.html Book Three: http://www.waqfeya.com/book.php?bid=1012 Book four: http://narjes-library.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/blog-post_21.html _________________________________________________ (wasalam)
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    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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    (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 السند عمر بن سعد الأسدي ولا يعرف من هو تحديداً ، فهو مجهول .From the Tareeq of Nasr b. Mazaahim from `Umar b. Sa`ad al-Asadi from Numayr b. Wa`lah from `Aamir al-Shu`bi and Nasr b. Mazaahim has narrated it in Waqi`ah Siffeen from `Umar b. Sa`ad al-Asadi by the same remaining Sanad, and there is not another Sanad other than this sanad. And the origins of al-Shu`bi is that he is from the narrators of Ahl al-Sunnah and he is not authenticated by the Shee`ah. And in [sharh] Nahj al-Balaaghah of Ibn Abi al-Hadeed al-Mu`tazali from Abi Ishaaq said: "Three did not believe in Ali b. Abi Talib: Masrooq, Murrah, and Shurayh, and it is narrated that al-Shu`bi was the fourth of them" And in the sanad there is Numayr b. Wa`lah and he is Majhool, al-Razi declared that in al-Jarh wa al-Ta`deel and al-Dhahabi in Mizan al-I`tidal. And in the Sanad is `Umar b. Sa`ad al-Asadi, and he is not specifically known, so he is Majhool Source: http://www.h-alajmi.com/news.php?newsid=140 (salam)
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    Ali Musaaa :)

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    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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    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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    notme

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    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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    (bismillah) Also this is according to Ahlul-Sunnah in Al-Miz'an: Ibn Hijir Al-Askalani: نمير بن وعلة.عن الشعبي. وعنه أبو مخنف لوط فقط.مجهول. Numair Bin Wa'lah (نمير بن وعلة) is Majhool (unkown).
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    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 Letter in this Context: Is Weak. And not Established Authentically. _________________________________________________ (wasalam)
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    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 crucified but was not jesus. Where is this verse in the Quran? Quote from Post 28: Quran said Jesus is not son of God. Mary was impregnated by the Holy Spirit of God, as Gabriel said in Surah 19: 19 He said: "Nay, I am only an apostle from thy Lord, (to announce) to thee the gift of a holy son. 20 She said: "How shall I have a son, seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste?" 21He said: "So (it will be): Thy Lord saith, 'that is easy for Me: and (We wish) to appoint him as a Sign unto men and a Mercy from Us': It is a matter (so) decreed." 33 So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)"! 34 Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary: (it is) a statement of truth, about which they (vainly) dispute. --- (This truth has never been doubted or disputed by Christians.) 35 It is not befitting to (the majesty of) God that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, "Be", and it is. --- “It is not befitting” means it was ‘out of the ordinary’ and seemingly below the dignity of God, but God said “Be” and He was. Jesus could not be a biological Son, but having no earthly Father, He came from God, did He not? This is where the Gospel and the Quran say the same, as written in Luke 1: 30 The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be CALLED the Son of the Highest; 34 Then Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I do not know a man?" 35 And the angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be CALLED the Son of God. The angel Gabriel said, “He will be CALLED the Son of God,” --- which He has been called ever since He was born. --- You see, the same God, the same Gabriel, the same Mary, and the same Jesus.
  23. 1 point
    syeduddin

    Honorable Shia

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    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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    (bismillah) Sorry, you may have misunderstood, the issue being established. If you read the above quotation, it is based on the issue of "Prostration" and not "Simply Praying (standing) on carpet". ___________________________________________________________ (wasalam)
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    syeduddin

    Honorable Shia

    Where is this hate coming from? brother go outside for some fresh air, drink some coca cola and while you are at it watch a disney movie (i can recommend up or cars). Take a chill pill and relax because no one is being fazed from the hate you spew, the fact that these shia are now free from ISIS is literally burning you from the inside.
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    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 Muhkamat of Quran and Muhkamat of Hadith.
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    Chaotic Muslem

    Post Various Pics Here

    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:
  29. 1 point
    Islamic Salvation

    Ahl Al-Bayt Daily

    محمد بن يحيى، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن محمد بن سنان، عن قتيبة الاعشى قال: سمعت أبا عبدالله عليه السلام يقول: المؤمنة أعز من المؤمن والمؤمن أعز من الكبريت الاحمر، فمن رأى منكم الكبريت الاحمر [al-Kafi] Muhammad b. Yahya from Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Isa from Muhammad b. Sinan from Qutayba al-Asha who said: I heard Aba Abdillah عليه السلام say: the female believer is rarer than a male believer and the male believer is rarer than the Red Sulphur (i.e. the powder obtained from grinding the Philosopher's Stone) - and who among you has seen the Red Sulphur? NOTES: كبريت الأحمر or Red Sulphur is the legendary substance endlessly sought by all Alchemists as the Elixir of Life - to no avail, and yet a believer is rarer than this.
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    King

    Usa Type Of Respect To Women

    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 teenage hijabis chasing some celebrity crush draw far more criticism/condemnation than say domestic violence.
  31. 1 point
    Ibn al-Hussain

    Working At Staples?

    (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 this scenario) and why would the ruling differ if the product is being sold at a grocery store or at Staples or at Future Shop or wherever or if you happen to scan one bacon product every three days versus working at a place where you have to scan such products every 5 minutes. After reading all the rulings, my personal observation is that I don't think they have anything to do with where one is working, but rather what work they are doing, so not sure if the argument of Urf will be valid. Maybe a new - more specific to this scenario - question should be sent to the office of the jurists if one feels that this case might be any different. You have mentioned common sense a few times on this thread. Please enlighten us with what your common sense is suggesting you would do and why? No one said its not permissible to work at Staples in it of itself. The question is about dealing with the products the OP mentioned, that Staples just happens to sell. While I believe your statement is an exaggeration, but if it truly has to come down to that, then be it. [4:97] Surely (as for) those whom the angels cause to die while they are unjust to their souls, they shall say: In what state were you? They shall say: We were weak in the earth. They shall say: Was not Allah's earth spacious, so that you should have migrated therein? So these it is whose abode is hell, and it is an evil resort Wassalam
  32. 1 point
    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 Wahab al-Ju’fi, Wakhit Ibn Ghanim, Hani Ibn Thabit al-Hadrami, and Asid Ibn Malik. They rode their horses and trampled upon the body of the fragrant flower of the Messenger of Allah. Then the ten “men” went back to Ibn Ziyad with Asid Ibn Malik in their vanguard reciting this rajaz verse of poetry: We did crush the chest and the back:Mighty steeds made it like a river track.Ibn Ziyad ordered generous awards to be given to them.3 Al-Biruni has said, They did to al-Husayn (‘a) what no other nation had ever done to their most evil ones: killing with the sword or the spear, with stone throwing, and with horse trampling.5 Some of those horses reached Egypt where their shoes were pulled out and fixed on doors as means of seeking blessings. This became a custom among them, so much so that many of them started making the like of those shoes and hanging them over the doors of their houses.6 http://www.al-islam.org/maqtal-al-husayn-abd-al-razzaq-al-muqarram/master-martyrs-battle-field#al-husayn-‘-murdered
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    King

    Hijabis Acting Like Western Girls ?

    LOL what a bunch of self-righteous lunatics. Their dawah videos are comical.
  34. 1 point
    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, they may plant a seed which may make you question your belief or specifies of the events. We all spent many hours doing things that are irrelevant so, please take the time to read/research/and understand it this very import sacrifice. As Karbala, Saved Islam as you know it today. At Hajj, you are asked to sacrifice an animal, in memory or pointing to the surrender of human will to his lord. Actual Test ( Great Sacrifice) was postponed for later, one who actually went through test is imam Husayn(as). [37:106] For this was obviously a trial- [37:107] And We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice: “And We Ransomed him with a Great Sacrifice” http://www.al-islam.org/understanding-karbala-allamah-sayyid-saeed-akhtar-rizvi/and-we-ransomed-him-great-sacrifice Imam Husayn Before Karbala http://www.al-islam.org/the-tragedy-of-karbala-collection-of-texts -------------------------- What Non-Muslims Say About Husayn, The Third Successor of Prophet Muhammadhttp://www.al-islam.org/articles/personalities-what-non-muslims-say-about-husayn-third-successor-prophet-muhammad
  35. 1 point
    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 think. Hussein was overwhelmed by the amount of requests he received from the Iraqis, so he travelled to Kufa. However Yazid was quick to send one of his men to rally some people against Hussein, many of the people in the army against Hussein were the ones who requested Hussein to come to them, the men of Kufa were forced with money and threats to stand against Hussein, some of the men who stood in the army against Hussein were crying, some hit themselves, and some found the will to convert and die with Hussein. Hussein was on the field of Karbala, the Yazidi army formed of people of Kufa had surrounded his camp. They were acting under the excuse that Hussein had revolted against the so called Caliph Yazid, however Hussein would ask them to let him go back to Medina and he will not go to Kufa, but they were there to kill Hussein, so they didn't let him go back to Medina or go to Kufa. Hussein showed them all the letters he received from Kufa. yet the Kufis still betrayed him. Hussein also prayed when his camp was surrounded, however the Yazidis tried to stop his prayers by shooting at him with arrows, many of his companions defended Hussein as he prayed. After that Hussein went to the enemy's line to speak to them, but Shemr did not let him speak and they fired arrows at him and shot him before he could start speaking. Allah curse Yazid and Shemr and all of their followers and those who accept the illegitimate caliph as the real caliph. Hassan and Hussein were the 2nd and 3rd Caliphs of Muslims.
  36. 1 point
    this news proves world is full of idiots :rolleyes:
  37. 1 point
    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.
  38. 1 point
    Shamati

    Usa Type Of Respect To Women

    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.
  39. 1 point
    Its okay ; You're allowed to have up to four.
  40. 1 point
    David66

    Usa Type Of Respect To Women

    ^ 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, if a woman talks in public she is just "spitting" out words that have no "depth?" What an incredible sexist thing to say. And, btw, I have quite a few female friends and associates that are also Muslim. And, my respect for them is based on their ideas, their values, their behavior and how they treat others. What they do or do not wear is immaterial as is their religion. So, I will not be redefining my "meaning" of respect. I am quite happy with it the way it is. All the Best, David
  41. 1 point
    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,physician, physicist and scientist. He is also reported to be the teacher of Imam Abu Hanifa (founder of sunni hanafi school), also the famous chemist Jābir ibn Hayyān(latin Geber) benifitted from his knowledge. Once a man comes of I Sadiq n asked :How did you achieve this success? The imam replied there r 4 reasons- 1. "I always knew that what is destined for me none can snatch it away, so I was never greedy for anything". Imam Ali used to say 'Greed is perpetual slavery'...The architect od Indian freedom Mahatma Gandhi says 'There is enough in this world for people's need, but never enough for their greed'. 2.Then the imam said -"I always knew that what is my responsibility is mine n none other can do it for me so I always executed my responsibilities"..only if each of us could own up for our responsibilities then this world surely would be a better place.A sign of a man of success is that he always does his own work n does not rely on others, rather others r always in need of him. 3."I always knew death is arodund the corner, so I was well prepared".. Procrastination is a giant killer, successful people always do things at the prime time, Abrahim Lincoln says 'leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today'. 4.Lastly the imam said -"I always knew God is watching me all the time."...most of us think God only works 9-5 or on weekends his office is shut so we end up doing every act which is contrary to human intellect. Holy Quran-"God will not change your condition, unless you change what is within you". (13:11) Thanks n always help the needy.
  42. 1 point
    shirk shirk shirk !!!! where did you took your aqida classes ? ask them for refund if you paid them.
  43. 1 point
    Shamati

    What Is The Shia View Of Sufism?

    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'i sufi orders such as the Nimatullahi & the Dhahabi. As long as you dont violate the shariah sufism is very good.
  44. 1 point
    BonQuisha

    Introduce yourself here.

    Hello my name is BoNqUisHA n I is from CAmdeN NeW JeRsEY n I b Interestd in Izlam and Moozlems and yall faith ^_^
  45. 1 point
    reignofkemer

    What Is The Shia View Of Sufism?

    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.
  46. 1 point
    tintin

    Introduce yourself here.

    Salam! Name's Mohammad, Working as a Fixed Wing Pilot, New to Shiachat, From Pakistan.
  47. 1 point
    Happy Birthday brother. :Fatiha:
  48. 1 point
    Islamic Salvation

    Ahl Al-Bayt Daily

    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 أبي هلال المدائني، عن حديد، عن أبي عبدالله عليه السلام قال: إن العبد ليدعو فيقول الله عزوجل للملكين: قد استجبت له ولكن احبسوه بحاجته، فإني احب أن أسمع صوته وإن العبد ليدعو فيقول الله تبارك وتعالى: عجلوا له حاجته فاني أبغض صوته Ali b. Ibrahim from his father from Ibn Abi Umayr from Ishaq b. Abi Hilal al-Madaini from Hadid from Abi Abdillah عليه السلام who said: a slave makes Dua - so Allah the Mighty and Majestic says to the two angels: I have answered him (i.e. granted it to him) - but detain him with his desire (pending), for I love to hear his voice (pleading in supplication), and a slave makes Dua - so Allah the Blessed and Elevated says: hasten for him his desire for I hate his voice. ابن أبي عمير، عن سليمان صاحب السابري، عن إسحاق بن عمار قال: قلت لابي عبدالله عليه السلام: يستجاب للرجل الدعاء ثم يؤخر قال: نعم عشرين سنة Ibn Abi Umayr from Sulayman - the seller of Shapuri clothing - from Ishaq b. Ammar who said: I said to Abi Abdillah عليه السلام - is a man's Dua replied to (positively) and then he is made to wait (for the materialization)? he said: yes, (even for) twenty years. ابن أبي عمير، عن هشام بن سالم، عن أبي عبدالله عليه السلام قال: كان بين قول الله عزوجل: " قد اجيبت دعوتكما " وبين أخذ فرعون أربعين عاما Ibn Abi Umayr from Hisham b. Salim from Abi Abdillah عليه السلام who said: there was between the words of Allah Mighty and Majestic "I have answered both your supplications (i.e. Musa and Harun)" (10:89) and the seizing of Pharaoh - forty years".
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  50. 1 point
    This is what you get for writing to David.....................waste of time.
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