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  1. 9 points
    King

    Marriage Because Of Sex

    You can want to marry to satisfy your carnal urges all you want, it still wouldn't change what a marriage really is, which is a heck of a lot more than just sex. This is why it is rather foolish to choose one's spouse strictly or even primarily based on just how sexually attracted you are to her. Companionship, compatibility, commitment, sacrifice, patience, trust and sexual compatibility are all bedrocks of most successful long term marriages. There is nothing wrong with lust, except that it makes one suspend their judgement, which can work to their detriment in the long run, and this is what a lot of people tend to caution against, especially when it comes to lifelong commitments.
  2. 5 points
    King

    What Comes Before Proposal?

    You don't have to treat this as a job interview, just avoid dressing loud and dress tidy, be respectful and comfortable in your skin. They should give you a reasonable shot, what you end up discussing with your potential spouse is far more important and you should definitely focus on the kinds of questions you want to ask and the general nature of the discussion.
  3. 5 points
    Gotham

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    A few old members are coming back. Is SC making a comeback...
  4. 4 points
    Abu Tufayl

    Imami Literature

    (bismillah) صلى الله على محمد وآله This topic is dedicated to having a simple reference list of main sources of Hadith and all related subjects. If there are works one thinks should be added to the opening post, please post them below along with the a brief description. The Four Canonical Books :: الكتب الأربعة al-Kāfī fī `Ilm al-Dīn by Muḥammad b. Ya`qūb Abū Ja`far al-Kulaynī رحمه الله The first of the Four Canonical Books consisting of 8 vols: vols. 1 & 2 Usūl dealing with topics of belief and history, vols. 3 - 7 Furū`dealing with the divine laws, vol. 8 al-Rawạda dealing with misc. topics from the letters, speeches, and stories regarding the Imams عليهم السلام Man Lā Yaḥḍarahu al-Faqīh by Muḥammad b. `Alī b. al-Ḥusayn b. Bābuwayh Abū Ja`far al-Qummī رحمه الله The second of the Four Canonical Books consisting of 4 vols dealing with issues of law. It is actually a book on jurisprudence by al-Sadūq where he presents his legal opinions with the narration he believes authentic. He has truncated the chains of narrations, leaving out his ṭuruq of ijāza and appending them at the end of vol. 4 in order to make the book easier to read. al-Istibṣār by Muḥammad b. al-Ḥasan Abū Ja`far al-Ṭūsī رحمه الله The third of the Four Canonical books by Shaykh al-Ṭā’ifa. It is a jurisprudential work where the author sought to solve apparent contradictions in narrations in regards to law. Tahdhīb al-Aḥkām by Shaykh al-Ṭā’ifa al-Ṭūsī The fourth of the Four Canonical Books by the same author as the previous one. It is a commentary on a jurisprudential work by his teacher the famous al-Shaykh al-Mufīd. The author brings forward the various narrations on the topics of law that are discussed in the treatise of his teacher. Other Ancient Works Books by Ra’īs al-Muḥaddithīn al-Sadūq al-Tawhīd - A single volume work where the author seek to teach the reader proper beliefs about Allah عز وجل through the narrations of Ahl al-Bayt عليهم السلام `Ilal al-Sharā’i` (2 vols) - A two volume work where the author presents narrations that explain the wisdoms and/or reasons behind certain practices, events, etc. `Uyūn Akhbār al-Ridā عليه السلام - A two volume compilation of narrations from the 8th Imam عليه السلام and regarding him Ma`āni al-Akhbār - a single volume work where al-Sadūq narrates regarding the meaning of words, phrase, other narrations, etc. Kamāl al-Dīn wa Tamām al-Ni`ma - A two vol. compilation where the author clarifies Imamah and the Ghayba with the use of traditions Thawāb al-A`māl wa `Aqāb al-A`māl - a two vol compilation of narrations regarding meritorious actions and their benefits then evil actions and their punishments al-Khiṣāl - a single volume work where the traditions are organized by number discussing misc. topics of akhlāq, manners, belief, history, etc. al-I`tiqādāt - a book on Shi`a theology al-Muqni`- a book of laws extracted from traditions al-Hidāya - a simple summary of the authors views on the basic points of doctrine and practice Shaykh al-Ṭā’ifa: al-Ghayba - a comprehensive book analyzing the theme of occultation —————— al-Ghayba by al-Nu`mānī رحمه الله— a collection of narrations clarifying the Ghayba and the Qa’imiyya of the 12th Imam عجل الله تعالى فرجه by a contemporary of Sh. al-Saduq, a student of Ibn `Uqda, al-Kulayni, and Saduq’s father Ibn Babuwayh رحمهم الله Masā’l `Alī b. Ja`far رحمه الله وسلام الله على آبائه - a collection of narrations by a son of the Sixth Imam al-Ṣādiq عليه السلام where he seeks answers from his brother, the Seventh Imam al-Kāẓim عليه السلام Qurb al-Isnād by `Abdullāh b. Ja`far al-Ḥimyarī رحمه الله - a collection by one of the heads of the religious center of Qum two generations prior to al-Saduq, one generation prior to al-Kulayni, this book as we have it now is incomplete and much of it seems to have been lost. The intent of the book appears to be have been to lay out the author’s strong narrations with the shortest chains to each of the Imams عليهم السلام. The book covers various topics from supplications to some history and a large amount of law al-Maḥāsin - by Aḥmad b. Muḥammad b. Khālid al-Barqī رحمه الله - a once monstrous compilation from a famous scholar of Qum from the generation prior to al-Ḥimyarī. This work is quoted in the many other ancient works such as al-Kafi and al-Faqih. The work as we have it today seems to mostly deal with topics of recommended practice of reward and benefit in this life and the hereafter. Kifāya al-Athar - by `Alī b. Muḥammad b. `Alī al-Khazzāz al-Qummī رحمه الله a jurist and scholar of hadith and theology contemporary to al-Shaykh al-Mufid رحمه الله. In this work he presents the narrations on the appointment of the Imams عليه السلام in order to prove the known, famous doctrines of the Twelver Imami Inshā’ Allah, this will be updated later to incorporate works dealing with rijal as well as works of Hadith from the post-Classical scholars. في أمان الله
  5. 3 points
    Ibn Al-Ja'abi

    Imami Literature

    And more books of Sheikh Saduq: Fadha'il Al-Ashhur Al-Thalatha - a hadith book containing the merits of three months, Rajab, Shaban, and RamadhanFadha'il Al-Shia - a hadith book containing the virtues of the shiasSiffat Al-Shia - a hadith book containing the characteristics of the shiasAl-Mawaidh - a hadith book containing sermons of the masumeenAl-Amali - a hadith book containing majlises of Sheikh Saduq where he delivers hadithsMashyakhat Al-Faqih - an appendix to Man La Yahdharahu Al-Faqih in which he gives the chains for the book but this has been published separately as wellSome more popular early imami literature: Kitab Sulaym ibn Qays Al-Hilali - work of a man with the name or pen name Sulaym ibn Qays Al-Hilali with early Islamic history (problematic because it is asserted this book is weak)Tafsir Al-Askari - a tafsir attributed to Imam Askari (as) (also problematic and asserted to be fabricated)Fiqh Al-Ridha - a book which is either a fiqh work by Imam Ridha (as) or it is a work by the father of Sheikh SaduqTafsir Ali ibn Ibrahim Al-Qummi - a tafsir of the teacher of Sheikh Kulayni, Ali ibn Ibrahim, this tafsir is apparently mixed in with another tafsir of Abi Al-Jaarood and is considered problematicTafsir Ayyashi - a Tafsir of the Quran by Sheikh Ayyashi up to Surah Kahf (unfortunately the chains were removed from it by an unknown scribe)Tafsir Furat Al-Kufi - a tafsir based on hadith by Furat ibn Ibrahim Al-Kufi, the author might have been ZaidiBasa'ir Al-Darajat - a work by Abu Jafar Muhammad ibn Hussain Al-Saffar Al-Qummi dealing with the Fadha'il of Aal Muhammad (as) a hadithi work
  6. 3 points
    Because Nasr al-din Tusi, may God grant him his mercy, being in the right place and the right time, is a convenient way for Sunnis to pass the blame for everything bad that happens to them on Shi'a conspirators because Sunnis have a huge problem it seems with taking responsibility for themselves so any problem must therefore be either the result of Shi'a or Jews. The Mongols were ruthless, far more powerful than the Muslim armies and anyone who stood against them in the slightest was mercilessly slaughtered , their homes burned, their women taken and their lands salted so nothing would grow. The Abbasid caliphate at the time was incredibly weak and was either unwilling or incapable of defending the frontier against the Mongol invaders, which resulted in the deaths of many Sunnis and Shi'a. Why is Nasr al-Din Tusi blamed and not those Sunni rulers who chose to submit to the Mongols rather than be killed, thus allowing the Mongols to reach Baghdad? If all it took for Baghdad caliphate to fall was one philosopher saying the astrological predictions of one Sunni were a load of horse raddish, then that is probably one of the most pathetic dynasties to ever exist. I don't know what you're trying to say here. Whatever you say, bro. Nasr al Din Tusi's hate for Sunnis must have been so great that he helped the Mongols destroy the shrine of the Shi'ite imams and massacre the Shi'a inhabitants of Baghdad, huh? Taqiyyah doesn't mean straight lying. In fact, it is better to die affirming the truth then it is to tell a lie against God. Nasr al-Din Tusi was asked by the Khan if the bad omens foretold by his other adviser were correct and if he'd experience any evil in this world as a result of his attacking the caliph. Nasr al-Din Tusi said no and pointed out that the caliphs themselves had killed each other in order to obtain their positions yet experienced no immediate consequences for their behavior. And as a scientist and astronomer, he could not confirm in good honesty the unprovable astrological predictions. If Nasr al-Din Tusi had lied, he would be uttering a lie against God himself, proclaiming that God had somehow favored the caliphate of the Abbasids that anyone who attacked them would meet doom, when history proved this was not the case. Also, the assumption that his lying would have saved millions of lives hinges on the other assumption that it was Nasr al-Din Tusi's opinion that prompted the Khan's siege, when the behavior of the Khan had demonstrated that he was perfectly willing to siege Baghdad regardless of Nasr al-Din Tusi's statements. The Khan was not convinced that he would suffer any calamity upon entering Baghdad and the attempts to convince him by others did nothing. He then brought Nasr al-Din Tusi and Tusi knowing he was being tested and that the Khan planned on attacking Baghdad regardless of what he said, simply told the truth. There was also no way al-Din Tusi would have been able to defend baseless and false claims that great evil omens would occur if Hulagu Khan attacked Baghdad. Lying in this situation would be pointless because it would not stop the Khan from doing what he intended to do and it would have been a blasphemy to God since it would be to suggest that the Abbasids had special favor with God, when they had no such thing. The Khan also knew that he was being lied to from the start and was never convinced or close to being convinced of Husim al-Din's prediction since Husim al-Din could not prove it. Nasr al-Din Tusi was brought in in the hopes that he could prove something that itself could not be proven, but rather than try in vain to prove a clear lie, Nasr al-Din Tusi simply told the truth. Hulagu Khan had decided to attack Baghdad because he was convinced by his advisers that it was expediant and profitable, not because Nasr al-Din Tusi convinced him to do it. Nasr al-Din Tusi had nothing to do with the Khan's decision and the responsibility for the events of the siege and martyrdom of those in Baghdad rest squarely on the Khan, not a man forced into a situation where he had to account for the sayings of an astrologer with his own life and the honor of God at stake. al-Din Tusi even put his own life at risk to save some of Baghdad's notables from the wrath of the Khan.
  7. 3 points
    How Don Michael Corleone changes from a reluctant feeble son of a top don into a fearsome don himself. Brilliant.
  8. 2 points
    Laayla

    Arbaeen In Huffington Post

    World's Biggest Pilgrimage Now Underway, And Why You've Never Heard of it! | Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/sayed-mahdi-almodarresi/arbaeen-pilgrimage_b_6203756.html
  9. 2 points
  10. 2 points
    Mithrandir

    I'm A New Shia! :d

    Salam, everyone! I hope Allah swt has kept all of you safe and happy. Hello, my name is Shahreem and I'm 18 years old. I had been researching Shia Islam since last year and I wanted nothing more than to declare allegiance to Imam Ali(as). However, i was still in doubt and so I took the best thing on the table. I joined a sufi order--the Ottoman Naksibendi Sufi Order. However, I was deeply distressed. I did not feel spiritually connected at all. A few days ago i finally made the decision. I declared the true Shahada and embraced Shia Islam. I have never been happier in my entire life. Shia Islam has provided me with a solution to all of my problems. It is as if I can feel the blessings of Aal Muhammad pouring down on me. There were two instances during which I asked for help from Imam Reza(as) and it immediately came, Subhanallah! However, my parents are not aware of this reversion. My father--despite living in another country--would disown me if he ever found out. My mother is sympathetic towards the Shias but is unsure of converting( I dont think she ever will, unfortunately). I am unsure how to go about this whole situation if my dad ever calls me to lead the prayer when he visits( he's somewhat of a Zakir Naik follower, however he started disliking him since he learned that Mr.Naik praised Yazid). I'd love to know how i can handle this situation from you guys. Overall, I am just so happy now to be part of the Shia family. I'm nothing less than excited to learn of all the rituals part of Shi'sm--Ashura, Hajj, Arbaeen, Mutah, and so much more! I've finally found the role models I can look to for any thing in my life, Alhamdulillah. I'd love to get to know all of you--this is the first time I'll be interacting with other Shia Muslims, as there no other Shias in my city. Salam!
  11. 2 points
    Ibn Al-Ja'abi

    Imami Literature

    assalamu alaykum good job with this thread it's very nice, here are some more books by Shaykh Al-Ta'ifa/Shaykh Al-Tusi: Al-UddatAl-MabsootKitab Al-KhilafAl-NihayaAl-Tibyan Fi Tafsir Al-Qur'anAl-AmaliMisbah Al-MutahjidUsul Al-AqaedMa Ya'allal Wa Ma La Yu'allal Fi Ilm Al-KalamTalkhis Al-ShafiTamhid Al-UsulIkhtiyar Marifat Al-Rijal (correction of Rijal Al-Kashi)Rijal Al-TusiFihrist Al-Tusi
  12. 2 points
    l'Optimiste

    Marriage Because Of Sex

    I don't think any of the sisters would disagree with you (based on my understanding of your somewhat scattered thoughts, that is). The way I see it, and like other members mentioned, sex is one of the factors. There are others. Balance is key: don't turn sex (within the bounds of Sharia) into a taboo, but don't give it more importance over other, more/equally important things, in the case of a marriage those things being compatibility and piety, for example. And I say this without limiting it to either gender. I will not go into an argument of which one of them it is a more important factor for; the fact remains that both sides view it in significant terms. As for the 'why', I guess you can add it to all those other questions, like Why do people have unIslamic weddings and Why is money so high on the list of spouse requirements.
  13. 2 points
    The incest argument is, however, touted not because of any moral implications - a lot of the West has, unfortunately, left that boat a long time ago, by either not caring or redefining what is moral - but, rather, the genetic and biological implications. Their problem is research which shows that incestuous relationships and relations between people that are closely related tend to produce offspring with a higher likelihood of genetic defects and that is what their objection is often about.
  14. 2 points
    ImamAliLover

    Great Video On Feminism

    Yea for real these women were tricked by feminism and were basically enslaved in a whole nother way and has generally made their lives worse and has noticeably had a negative effect on society as a whole
  15. 2 points
    Ali-F

    Anger

    Doing wudhu, as adviced by Imam Ali (a), is also good.
  16. 2 points
    narsis

    Marriage Because Of Sex

    Bismillah. Salaam friend. "Sex" is a holy instinct granted in human nature by his Wise Lord. This instinct is considered as the most powerful instinct through which we can get close to Allah (s); we only have to use this power religiously and we have to admit that sex is one of the most - and maybe the most - powerful reason for getting married. Of course there are other reasons like taking comfort in spouse (the Qur'an 30:21) in different dimensions (physically and mentally) but all those comforts can be easily accessible through this holy instinct. Shortly, through this particular instinct we can reach to perfection and salvation. With Duas. Narsis.
  17. 2 points
    Darth Vader

    Marriage Because Of Sex

    "Marry for sex"? You're sick. :p Men marry to happily embrace bankruptcy. To get nagged till their hair drop off and they are stricken with a lot of long term diseases other than the wife. We marry only because we hate to have money in our pockets and just love to feed groceries and buy shoes and pay the bills and build new houses and all. God made man for that purpose alone. Admit it. We love it. Sex is filthy. It is shameful. Why do you even mention it on a social forum.
  18. 2 points
    Marbles

    Ate/Eating/Will Eat?

    I ate plenty of Walnut-stuffed dates from Yahoodi Arabia, before the pack was forcibly taken away from me.
  19. 2 points
    http://www.alseraj.net/23/?simple&1027104598 Forty Hadiths About Fatima اربعون لؤلؤة نادرة عن الزهراء (ع) 1) The Prophet (s) said, "On the Day of Judgment, a caller will call out, 'lower your gaze until Fatima has passed." Kenz Al-Omal, v. 13, p. 91 & 93, Muntakhab Kenz Al-Omal quoted in the margin of Al-Musnad, v. 5, p. 96; Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhariqa, p. 190; Asad Al-Ghaba, v. 5, p. 523; Tadhkirat Al-Khawas, p. 279; Dhaka'ir Al-Uqubi, p. 48; Manaqib Al-Imam Ali of Ibn Al-Maghazali, p. 356; Nur Al-Absar, p. 51-52, Yanabi^ Al-Muwadda, v. 2, ch. 56, p. 136. قال النبي- ص -: (إذا كانَ يَوْمُ القيامَةِنادى مُنادٍ: يا أَهْلَ الجَمْعِ غُضُّوا أَبْصارَكُمْ حَتى تَمُرَّفاطِمَة) كنز العمّال ج 13 ص 91 و 93/ منتخب كنز العمّال بهامش المسند ج 5 الصفحة 96/ الصواعق المحرقة ص 190/ أسد الغابة ج 5 ص 523/ تذكرة الخواص ص279/ ذخائر العقبى ص 48/ مناقب الإمام علي لابن المغازلي ص 356/ نورالأبصار الصفحة 51 و 52/ ينابيع المودّة ج 2 باب 56 ص 136 2) The Prophet (s) said, "When I long for the fragrance of Paradise I smell the neck of Fatima."Muntakhab Kenz Al-Omal, v. 5, p. 97; Nur Al-Absar, p. 51; Manaqib Al-Imam Ali of Ibn Al-Maghazali, p. 360. قال النبي- ص -: (كُنْتُ إذا اشْتَقْتُ إِلىرائِحَةِ الجنَّةِ شَمَمْتُ رَقَبَةَ فاطِمَة)منتخب كنز العمّال ج 5 ص 97/ نور الأبصار ص 51/ مناقب الإمام علي لابن المغازلي ص 360 3) The Prophet (s) said, "Of all the women in the Universe, four would suffice: Mary, Asiya, Khadija, and Fatima."Al-Sahihain, v. 3, the Chapter on the Virtues of Fatima, p. 171; Seir Alam Al-Nabala', v. 2, p. 126; Al-Bidaya wa Al-Nihaya, v. 2, p. 59; The Virtues of Al-Imam Ali of Ibn Al-Maghazali, p. 363. قال النبي- ص -: (حَسْبُك مِنْ نساءِالعالَميَن أَرْبَع: مَرْيمَ وَآسيَة وَخَديجَة وَفاطِمَة) مستدرك الصحيحين ج 3 باب مناقب فاطِمَة ص 171/ سير أعلام النبلاءج 2 ص 126/ البداية والنهاية ج 2 ص 59/ مناقب الإمام علي لابن المغازلي ص 363 4) The Prophet (s) said, "Oh, Ali, Jibreel has informed me that God has married you to Fatima." Manaqib Al-Imam Ali from Al-Riyadh Al-Nudhra, p. 141. قال النبي- ص -: (يا عَلِي هذا جبريلُ يُخْبِرنِي أَنَّ اللّهَ زَوَّجَك فاطِمَة)مناقب الإمام علي من الرياض النضرة: ص 141 5) The Prophet (s) said, "I am not pleased unless Fatima is pleased."Manaqib Al-Imam Ali of Ibn Al-Maghazali, p. 342. قال النبي- ص -: (ما رَضِيْتُ حَتّى رَضِيَتْ فاطِمَة) مناقب الإمام علي لابن المغازلي: ص 342 6) The Prophet (s) said, "Oh, Ali, God has commanded me to marry you to Fatima."Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhariqa,. ch. 4, p. 142; Dakha'ir Al-Uqubi, p. 30 & 31; Tadhkirat Al-Khawas, p. 276; Manaqib Al-Imam Ali from Al-Riyadh Al-Nudhra, p. 141; Nur Al-Absar, p. 53. قال النبي- ص -: (يا عَلِيّ إِنَّ اللّهَ أَمَرَنِي أَنْ أُزَوِّجَكَ فاطِمَة)الصواعق المحرقة باب 11 ص 142/ ذخائر العقبى ص 30 و 31/ تذكرة الخواص ص 276/ مناقب الإمام علي من الرياض النضرة ص141/ نور الأبصار ص53 7) The Prophet (s) said, "Verily, God married Ali to Fatima."Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhariqa, p. 173. قال النبي- ص -: (إِنّ اللّهَ زَوَّجَ عَليّاً مِنْ فاطِمَة) الصواعق المحرقة ص 173 8) The Prophet (s) said, "All the children of a mother are attributed to their fatherly relation except the sons of Fatima."Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhariqa, p. 156 & 187; related in similar words in Mustadrak Al-Sahihain, v. 3, p. 179; Kenz All-Omal, v. 13, p. 101; Is^af Al-Raghibeen quoted in the appendix of Nur Al-Absar, p. 144. قال النبي- ص -: (كُلُّ بَنِي أُمّ يَنْتَمونَ إِلى عُصْبَةٍ، إِلاّ وُلدَ فاطِمَة) الصواعق المحرقة ص 156 و 187/ قريب من لفظه في مستدرك الصحيحين ج3 ص 179/ كنز العمّال الجزء13 ص101/إسعاف الراغبين بذيل نور الأبصار ص 144 9) The Prophet (s) said, "All the children of a woman are attributed to their father, but not the sons of Fatima."Kenz Al-Omal, v. 13, p. 101; Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhariqa, p. 187 & 188; Is^af Al-Raghibeen quoted in the margin of Nur Al-Absar, p. 144. قال النبي- ص -: (كُلِّ بَنِي أُنثىعصْبَتُهم لأَبيهِمْ ماخَلا وُلْد فاطِمَة)كنز العمّال ج 13ص 101/الصواعق المحرقة ص 187 و 188/ إسعاف الراغبين بهامش نور الأبصار ص144 10) The Prophet (s) said, "The most beloved of my family to me is Fatima."Al-Jami^ al-Sagheer, v. 1, #203, p. 37; Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhariqa, p. 191; Yanabi^ Al-Mawadda, v. 2, ch. 59, p. 479; Kenz Al-Omal, v. 13, p. 93. قال النبي- ص -: (أَحَبُّ أَهْلِي إِليَّ فاطِمَة) الجامع الصغير ج 1 ح 203 ص 37/ الصواعق المحرقة ص 191/ ينابيع المودّة ج 2 باب 59 ص 479/ كنز العمّال ج 13 ص93 11) The Prophet (s) said, "The four greatest women in the Universe are Mary, Asiya, Khadija, and Fatima."Al-Jami^ Al-Sagheer, v. 1, #4112, p. 469; Al-Isaba fi Tamayyuz Al-Sahaba, v. 4, p. 378; Al-Bidaya wa Al-Nihaya, v. 2, p. 60; Dakha'ir Al-Uqubi, p. 44. قال النبي- ص -: (خَيْرُ نِساءِ العالَمين أَرْبَع: مَرْيَم وَآسية وَخَدِيجَة وَفاطِمَة)الجامع الصغير ج 1 ح 4112 ص 469/ الإصابة في تمييز الصحابة ج 4 ص378/ البداية والنهاية ج 2 ص 60/ ذخائر العقبى ص 44 12) The Prophet (s) said, "The head of the women of Paradise is Fatima."Kenz Al-Omal, v. 13, p. 94; Sahih Al-Bukhari, Kitab Al-Fadha'il, Chapter on the Virtues of Fatima; Al-Bidaya wa Al-Nihaya, v. 2, p. 61. قال النبي- ص -: (سيّدَةُ نِساءِ أَهْلِ الجَنَّةِ فاطِمَة) كنز العمّال ج13 ص94/ صحيح البخاري، كتاب الفضائل، باب مناقب فاطمة/ البداية والنهاية ج 2 ص61 13) The Prophet (s) said, "If I were separated from the fruits of Paradise I would kiss Fatima."Nur Al-Absar, p. 51. قال النبي- ص -: (إذا إشْتَقْتُ إلى ثِمارالجنَّةِ قَبَّلتُ فاطِمَة)نور الأبصار ص 51 14) The Prophet (s) said, "Many men have reached completion, but no women have reached completion except four: Mary, Asiya, Khadija, and Fatima."Nur Al-Absar, p. 51. قال النبي- ص -: (كَملَ مِنَ الرِّجال كَثِيرُ وَلَمْ يَكْمُلْ مِنَ النساءِ إِلاّ أَرْبَع: مَرْيـــم وَآسِيَة وَخَديجـــَة وَفاطِمـــَة) نور الأبصار ص 51 15) The Prophet (s) said, "The first people to enter Paradise will be Ali and Fatima."Nur Al-Absar, p. 52; related by similar wording in Kenz Al-Omal, v. 13, p. 95. قال النبي- ص -: (أَوَّلُ مَنْ يَدْخُلُ الجَنَّةَ: عَليٌّ وَفاطِمَة)نور الأبصار ص 52/ قريب من لفظه في كنز العمّال ج 13 ص 95 16) The Prophet (s) said, "The verse of purification was revealed concerning five people: myself, Ali, Hassan, Hussein, and Fatima."Is^af Al-Raghibeen, p. 116; Sahih Muslim, Kitab Fadha'il Al-Sahaba. قال النبي- ص -: (أُنْزِلَتْ آيَةُالتطْهِيرِ فِيْ خَمْسَةٍ فِيَّ، وَفِيْ عَليٍّ وَحَسَنٍ وَحُسَيْنٍ و َفاطِمَة)إسعاف الراغبين ص 116/ صحيح مسلم، كتاب فضائل الصحابة 17) The Prophet (s) said, "The best women in Paradise will be Mary, Asiya, Khadija, and Fatima."Seir Alam Al-Nubala', v.2, p. 126; Dakha'ir Al-Uqubi, p. 44. قال النبي- ص -: (أَفْضَلُ نِساءِ أَهْل الجَنَّةِ: مَرْيَمُ وَآسيةُ وَخَديجَةُ وَفاطِمَة)سير أعلام النبلاء: ج 2 ص 126/ذخائر العقبى: ص 44 18) The Prophet (s) said, "The first one to enter Paradise will be Fatima."Yanabi^ Al-Mawadda, v. 2, p. 322, ch. 56. قال النبي- ص -: (أَوَّلُ مَنْ دَخَلَ الجَنَّةَ فاطِمَة) ينابيع المودّة ج2 ص322 باب56 19) The Prophet (s) said, "The Mehdi is from my family, from the sons of Fatima."Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhariqa, p. 237. قال النبي- ص -: (المَهْدِيِ مِنْ عِتْرَتي مِنْ وُلدِ فاطِمَة)الصواعق المحرقة ص237 20) The Prophet (s) said, "Verily, God has weaned (fatama in Arabic) my daughter Fatima and her children and those who love them from the Hellfire, and that is why she is named Fatima." Kenz Al-Omal, v. 6, p. 219. قال النبي- ص -: (إنّ اللّهَ عَزَّوَجَلَّ فَطـــَمَ ابْنَتِي فاطِمَـــة وَوُلدَهـــا وَمَنْ أَحَبًّهُمْ مِنَ النّارِ فَلِذلِكَ سُمّيَتْ فاطِمَة)كنز العمال ج6 ص219 21) The Prophet (s) said, "Fatima, you will be the first amongst my Ahlul-Bayt to follow after me." Haliyat Al-Awliya, v. 2, p. 40; Sahih Al-Bukhari, Kitab Al-Fadha'il; Kenz Al-Omal, v. 13, p. 93; Muntakhab Kenz Al-Omal, v. 5, p. 97. قال النبي- ص -: (فاطِمَة أَنْتِ أَوَّلُ أَهْلِ بَيْتي لُحُوقاً بِي)حلية الأولياء ج 2 ص 40/ صحيح البخاري كتاب الفضائل/كنز العمّال ج 13 ص 93/ منتخب كنز العمّال ج 5 ص 97 22) The Prophet (s) said, "Fatima is part of me. Whatever upsets her upsets me, and whatever harms her harms me." Sahih Muslim, v. 5, p. 54; Khasa'is Al-Imam Ali of Nisa'i, p. 121-122; Masabih Al-Sunnah, v. 4, p. 185; Al-Isabah, v. 4, p. 378; Seir Alam Al-Nubala', v. 2, p. 119; Kenz Al-Omal, v. 13, p. 97; similar wording is related in Al-Tirmidhi, v. 3, Chapter on the Virtues of Fatima, p. 241; Haliyat Al-Awliya', v.2, p. 40; Muntakhab Kenz Al-Omal, in the margins of Al-Musnad, v. 5, p. 96; Maarifat Ma Yajib Li Aal Al-Bait Al-Nabawi Min Al-Haqq Alaa Men Adahum, p. 58; Dhakha'ir Al-Uqubi, p. 38; Tadhkirat Al-Khawass, p. 279; Yanabi^ Al-Mawadda, v.2, ch. 59, p. 478. قال النبي- ص -: (فاطِمَة بَضْعَةٌ مِنّي، يُريبُنِي ما رابَها، وَيُؤذِيني ما آذاهَا)صحيح مسلم ج 5 ص 54/ خصائص الإمام علي للنسائي ص 121 و 122/مصابيح السنّة الجزء 4 الصفحة 185/ الإصابة ج 4 ص 378/ سير أعلام النبلاء ج 2 ص119/ كنز العمّال ج 13 ص 97/ وقريب من لفظه في سنن الترمذي ج 3 باب فضل فاطِمَة ص 241/ حلية الأولياء ج 2 ص40 / منتخب كنز العمّال بهامش المسند ج 5 ص 96/معرفة ما يجب لآل البيت النبوي من الحق على من عداهم ص 58/ ذخائر العقبى ص 38/ تذكرة الخواص الصفحة 279/ ينابيع المودّة ج 2 باب59 ص 478 23) The Prophet (s) said, "Fatima is part of me, and whoever pleases her, pleases me." Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhariqa, p. 180 & 132; Mustadrak Al-Hakim; Maarifat Ma Yajib Li Aal Al-Bait Al-Nabawi Min Al-Haqq Alaa Men Adahum, p. 73; Yanabi^ Al-Mawadda, v. 2, ch. 59, p. 468. قال النبي- ص -: (فاطِمَة بَضْعَةٌ مِنّي يَسُرُّنِي ما يَسُرُّها) الصواعق المحرقة ص 180 و 232/ مستدرك الحاكم / معرفة ما يجب لآل البيت النبوي من الحق على من عداهم ص 73/ ينابيع المودّة ج 2 باب 59 ص468 24) The Prophet (s) said, "Fatima is the head of the women of Paradise."Sahih Al-Bukhari, v. 3, Kitab Al-Fadha'il, Chapter on the Virtues of Fatima, p. 1374; Mustadrak Al-Sahihain, v. 3, Chapter on the Virtues of Fatima, p. 164; Sunan Al-Tirmidhi, v. 3, p. 266; Kenz Al-Omal, v. 13, p. 193; Muntakhab Kenz Al-Omal, v. 5, p. 97; Al-Jami^ Al-Sagheer, v. 2, no. 564, p. 5760; Seir Alam Al-Nubala’, v. 2, p. 123; Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhariqa, p. 187 & 191; Khasai’s Al-Imam Ali of Nisa’i, p. 118; Yanabi^ Al-Mawadda, v. 2, p. 79; Al-Jawhera Fi Nasab Ali Wa Aalihi, p. 17; Al-Bidaya wa Al-Nihaya, v. 2, p. 60. قال النبي- ص -: (فاطِمَة سِيِّدةُ نِساءِ أَهْلِ الجَنِّة)صحيح البخاري ج 3 كتاب الفضائل باب مناقب فاطِمَة ص 1374/ مستدرك الصحيحين ج 3 باب مناقب فاطِمَة ص 164/ سنن الترمذي ج 3 ص 226/ كنز العمّال ج 13 ص 93/ منتخب كنز العمّال ج 5 ص 97/ الجامع الصغير ج 2 ص654 ح 5760/ سير أعلام النبلاء ج 2 ص 123/ الصواعق المحرقة ص 187 و191/ خصائص الإمام عليّ للنسائي ص 118/ ينابيع المودّة ج 2 ص 79/الجوهرة في نسب عليّ وآله ص 17/ البداية والنهاية ج 2 ص 60 25) The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima is part of me, so whoever makes her angry makes me angry.” Sahih Al-Bukhari, v. 3, Kitab Al-Fadha’il, Chapter on the Virtues of Fatima, p. 1374; Khasa’is Al-Imam Ali of Al-Nisa’i, p. 122; Al-Jami^ Al-Sagheer, v. 2, p. 653, n. 5858; Kenz Al-Omal, v. 3, pp. 93-97; Muntakhab in the margin of Al-Musnad, v. 5, p. 96; Masabih Al-Sunnah, v. 4, p. 185; Is^af Al-Raghibeen, p. 188; Dakha’ir Al-Uqubi, p. 37; Yanabi^ Al-Mawadda, v. 2, pp. 52-79. قال النبي- ص -: (فاطِمَة بَضْعَةُ مِنّي فَمَنْ أَغْضَبَها أَغْضَبَنِي) صحيح البخاري ج 3 كتاب الفضائل باب مناقب فاطِمَة ص1374/خصائص الإمام عليّ للنسائي ص 122/ الجامع الصغير ج 2 ص 653 ح 5858/ كنزالعمّال ج 3 ص 93 ـ 97/ منتخب بهامش المسند ج 5 ص 96/ مصابيح السنّة ج4 ص 185/ إسعاف الراغبين ص 188/ ذخائر العقبى ص 37/ ينابيع المودّة ج2 ص 52 ـ 79 26) The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima is a maiden of Paradise created in human form.” Manaqib Al-Imam Ali of Ibn Al-Maghazali, p. 296. قال النبي- ص -: (فاطِمَة خُلِقَتْ حورِيَّةٌ فِيْ صورة إنسيّة) مناقب الإمام علي لابن المغازلي ص 296 27) The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima is a maiden of Paradise in human form, she does not receive any kind of menses.” Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhariqa, p. 160; Is^af Al-Raghibeen, p. 188; Kenz Al-Omal, v. 13, p. 94; Muntakhab Kenz Al-Omal, v. 5, p. 97. قال النبي- ص -: (فاطِمَة حَوْراءُ آدَميّةَلَم تَحضْ وَلَمْ تَطْمِث)الصواعق المحرقة ص 160/ إسعاف الراغبين ص 188/ كنز العمّال ج 13 ص 94/ منتخب كنز العمّال ج 5 ص 97 28) The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima is part of me, whatever harms her harms me, and whatever is against her is against me.”Mustadrak Al-Sahihain, v. 3, p. 173; Sunan Al-Tirmidhi, v. 3, Chapter on the Virtues of Fatima, p. 240; Kenz Al-Omal, v. 13, p. 94; Muntakhab Kenz Al-Omal, in the margin of Al-Musnad, v. 5, p. 96; Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhariqa, ch. 3, p. 190. قال النبي- ص -: (فاطِمَة بَضْعَةٌ مِنّي يُؤْذيِني ما آذاها وَيَنَصُبَني ما أنَصَبَها)مستدرك الصحيحين ج 3 ص 173/ سنن الترمذي ج 3 باب فضل فاطِمَة ص240/ كنز العمّال الـــجزء13 ص 93/ منتخب كنز العمّال بهامش المسند ج 5 ص 96/ الصواعق المحرقة الفصل الثالث ص190 29) The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima is part of me – whatever makes her angry makes me angry, and whatever pleases her pleases me.” Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhariqa, p. 188; similar wording is narrated in Mustadrak Al-Sahihain, v. 3, p. 172; Al-Jami^ Al-Sagheer, v. 2, p. 653, n. 5859. قال النبي- ص -: (فاطِمَة بَضْعَةُ مِنّي يُغْضِبُني ما يُغْضِبُها وَيَبْسُطُني ما يَبْسَطُها)الصواعق المحرقة ص 188/ قريب من لفظه في مستدرك الصحيحين ج 3 ص172/ الجامع الصغير ج 2 ص 653 ح 5859 30) The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima is more beloved to me than you, oh Ali, and you are dearer to me than her.”Majma^ Al-Zawa’id, v. 9, p. 202; Al-Jami^ Al-Sagheer, v. 2, p. 654, n. 5761; Muntakhab Kenz Al-Omal, v. 5, 97; Asad Al-Ghaba, v. 5, p. 522; Yanabi^ Al-Mawadda, v. 2, ch. 56, p. 79; Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhariqa, ch. 3, p. 191. قال النبي- ص -: (فاطِمَة أَحَبُّ إِليَّ مِنْكَ يا عَلِيّ وَأَنْتَ أَعَزُّ عَلَيَّ مِنْها)مجمع الزوائد ج 9 ص 202/ الجامع الصغير ج 2 ص 654 ح 5761/ منتخب كنز العمّال ج 5 الصفحة 97/ أسد الغابة ج 5 ص 522/ ينابيع المودّة ج 2 باب56 ص 79/ الصواعق المحرقة الفصل الثالث ص 191 31) The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima is part of me and she is my heart and the soul which is between my two sides.” Nur Al-Absar, p. 52. قال النبي- ص -: (فاطِمَة بَضْعَةٌ مِنّي وَهِيَ قَلْبِيْ وَهِيَ روُحِي التي بَيْنَ جَنْبِيّ)نور الأبصار ص 52 32) The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima is the head of the women of my nation.” Seir Alam Al-Nubala’, v. 2, p. 127; Sahih Muslim, Kitab Fadha’il Al-Sahaba, Chapter on the Virtues of Fatima; Majma^ Al-Zawa’id, v. 2, p. 201; Is^af Al-Raghibeen, p. 187. قال النبي- ص -: (فاطِمَة سيِّدَةُ نِساءِ أُمَّتِي)سير أعلام النبلاء ج 2 ص 127/صحيح مسلم، كتاب فضائل الصحابة، باب مناقب فاطمة/مجمع الزوائد ج 2 ص 201/إسعاف الراغبين ص 187 33) The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima is a branch of me, what pleases her pleases me, and what saddens her, saddens me.”Mustadrak Al-Sahihain, v. 3, Chapter on the Virtues of Fatima, p. 168; Kenz Al-Omal, v. 13, p. 96; Muntakhab Kenz Al-Omal, v. 5, p. 97; Seir Alaam Al-Nubala’, v. 2, p. 132. قال النبي- ص -: (فاطِمَة شُجْنَةٌ مِنّي يَبْسُطُنِي ما يَبْسُطُها وَيَقْبِضُنِي ما يَقْبُضُها) مستدرك الصحيحين ج 3 باب مناقب فاطِمَة ص 168/ كنز العمّال ج 13ص 96/ منتخب كنز العمّال ج 5 ص 97/ سير أعلام النبلاء ج 2 ص 132 34) The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima is part of me – whatever causes her pain causes me pain, and whatever makes her happy makes me happy.” Manaqib Al-Khawarizmi, p. 353. قال النبي- ص -: ( فاطِمَة بَضْعَةٌ مِنّي يُؤلِمُها ما يُؤْلِمُنِي وَيَسَرُّنِي ما يَسُرُّها)مناقب الخوارزمي ص 353 35) The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima is part of me, whoever harms her has harmed me.” Al-Sunan Al-Kubra, v. 10, chapter regarding the one who denies the testimony of the father for his child, p. 201; Kenz Al-Omal, v. 13, p. 96; Nur Al-Absar, p. 52; Yanabi^ Al-Mawadda, v. 2, p. 322. قال النبي- ص -: (فاطِمَة بَضْعَةٌ مِنّي مَنْ آْذاهَا فَقَدْ آذانِي) السنن الكبرى ج 10 باب من قال: لا تجوز شهادة الوالد لولده ص 201/ كنز العمّال ج 13 ص 96/نور الأبصار ص52/ ينابيع المودّة ج 2 ص 322 36) The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima is the joy of my heart, and her sons are the fruit of my soul.” Yanabi^ Al-Mawadda, v. 1, ch. 15, p. 243. قال النبي- ص -: (فاطِمَة بَهْجَةُ قَلْبِي وَابْناها ثَمْرَةُ فُؤادِي) ينابيع الموّدة ج 1 باب 15 ص 243 37) The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima is not like the women of the children of Adam.” Majma^ Al-Zawa’id, v. 9, p. 202. قال النبي- ص -: (فاطِمَة لَيْسَتْ كَنِساءِ الآدَميّين)مجمع الزوائد ج 9 ص 202 38) The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima is part of me – what saddens her saddens me, and what pleases her pleases me.”Al-Sunan Al-Kubra, v. 7, p. 64, the chapter on what will transpire on the Day of Judgement; Muntakhab Kenz Al-Omal, in the margins of Al-Musnad, v. 5, p. 96. قال النبي- ص -: (فاطِمَة مُضْغَةٌ مِنّي يَقْبِضُني ما قَبَضَها وَيَبْسُطُني ما بَسَطَها)السنن الكبرى ج 7 ص 64باب الأنساب كلها منقطعة يوم القيامة /منتخب كنز العمال بهامش مسند أحمد ج5 ص96 39) The Prophet (s) said, “Oh Fatima, verily God is angry when you are angry.” Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhariqa, p. 175; Mustadrak Al-Hakim, Chapter on the Virtues of Fatima; Manaqib Al-Imam Ali of Ibn Al-Maghazali, p. 351. قال النبي- ص -: (فاطِمَة إِنّ اللّهَ يَغْضِبُ لِغَضَبَكِ)الصواعق المحرقة ص 175/ مستدرك الحاكم، باب مناقب فاطمة / مناقب الإمام علي لابن المغازلي ص 351 40) The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima, God will not torture you or any of your children.” Kenz Al-Omal, v. 13, p. 96; Muntakhab Kenz Al-Omal, in the margin of Musnad Ahmad, v. 5, p. 97; Is^af Al-Raghibeen, in the margin of Nur Al-Absar, p. 118. قال النبي- ص -: (فاطِمَة إِنّ اللّهَ غَيْرُ مُعَذِّبِكِ وَلا أَحَدٍ مِنْ وُلْدِكِ)كنز العمّال ج13 ص96/ منتخب كنز العمّال بهامش مسند أحمد ج5 ص97/إسعاف الراغبين بهامش نور الأبصار ص118
  20. 2 points
    This is not true. Nasr al-Din Tusi did not collaborate with the Ismaili assassins or the Mongols. For one, Hulagu Khan had already decided to sack Baghdad because the caliph was a retard. Secondly, the Mongols were absolutely ruthless and killed many Shi'a in Persia and Aleppo for resisting them. If any Shi'a collaborated with them, it was likely out of fear of being slaughtered. Most of the accusations against Nasr. al-Din Tusi come from men like Ibn Taymiyyah, who want to portray the Shi'a as responsible for Baghdad's fall. Most other historians mention nothing of Nasr al-Din Tusi being involved while the few historians who do mention his being consulted by Hulagu Khan about what might befall him when he sacked Baghdad, but this is not evidence of collaboration between Shi'a or al-Din Tusi since the Mongols killed many Shi'a and destroyed the shrine of Musa al-Kadhim (as). The events of this consultation are related as thus: Source: http://www.al-islam.org/al-tawhid/vol8-n2/alleged-role-khawajah-nasir-al-din-al-tusi-fall-baghdad Nasr al-Din Tusi was later kidnapped by the Assassins and forced to live under them for a time Nasr al-Din Tusi was one of our greatest thinkers and is unfairly blamed for the actions of the Mongols simply because he chose to speak the truth when faced with the prospect of death and supporting falsehood if he didn't. And since Hulagu Khan was determined to take Baghdad, even if he had chosen to support lies and superstition rather than uphold his integrity as a Shi'a and a scientist, it wouldn't have made a difference.
  21. 2 points
    Muhammed Ali

    What Comes Before Proposal?

    Brother, look at what they do in their culture. If you follow the advise of people who are not familiar with the culture, then you could get things very wrong in the eyes of the family. Some of the advise given above may be completely unsuitable in certain cultures.
  22. 2 points
    notme

    Incense Making Me High :)

    Either is isn't just incense, or you are breathing too much of it and need air. Please, for your own health and safety, open a window.
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    Nasir al din Tusi
  24. 2 points
    narsis

    Help With Translation

    Bismillah. Salaam. I tried my best to translate it but please excuse me if there is any insufficiency; Abul-Qaasim al-Kufi in the book al-Akhlaaq, said: a man told the Prophet of Allah (p) that my mother is old and she is with me, I carry her on my back and feed her through my work and make her far from being annoyed and though I turn my face away from her due to my shyness from her and due to respect; so do I act (upon my duty) enough? he (the Prophet p) said: no, because her womb was your container and her breast your feed and here foot your shoes and her hand your shield (guard) ... and she was doing those for you while she wished you a long life but you are doing so and you like her death. With Duas. Narsis.
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    (bismillah) Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (S.A.W.W) said: “Those who want to live and die like me and enter Paradise, and hold on to the tree that the Almighty Allāh has Himself planted, should love Ali (a.s.) and the successors after him and accept their merits. Because they are the favorite guides of Allāh. He has given them my knowledge and understanding. And they are my Ahle Bayt (a.s.) from my flesh and blood. I will complain to Allāh about their enemies from my Ummah, about those who deny their merits, and about those who cut off relations by oppressing them. By Allāh they will slay my son. May Allāh deprive them of my intercession.". [Reference: Kamiluz Ziyaraat, Chapter 22, Tradition 3, page 76]
  26. 2 points
    Chaotic Muslem

    To The Admin "repenter".

    Some of ibn Herz posts are actually good. Ten times better and more valuable than David's likes.Ibn herz is a brother , David isn't. David is passive aggressive, ibn is bad tempered. I'm not against the banning , but I don't get the point of this public announcement.
  27. 2 points
    Marbles

    To The Admin "repenter".

    Hitler had no redeeming qualities except in the eyes of the fellow Nazis. I think we Shias in our acrimony towards the Zionists (or even Jews) should not succumb to the temptation of equivocating Hitlerite worldview just to appear contrarian, only out of spite for the dominant Jews. Saying Jews deserved what they got is a very dangerous line which can be applied to any community to victimise them anywhere in the world. In fact, if you notice, the neo-Nazi fascist line in Europe is currently in the process of creating a new narrative of scapegoating. The difference is: this time it's going to be Muslims/immigrants in the gas chambers. A better intellectual approach is to discuss the predilection of Europeans for orchestrating pogroms and large scale extermination of populations they don't like. And this phenomenon has been imported to British mandate Palestine in the form of "Jewish homeland", where the same mentality of ethnic cleansing and extermination is at work, whose last vestige on European soil we saw in Bosnia not so long ago.
  28. 2 points
    Imam Jafar Sadeq (A.S) said to a man: What's meant by a young person (Al-Fata) in your estimation? The man replied: "a youth". The Imam (A.S) replied: "No. the young person (Al-Fata) is the true believer. Surely the companions of the cave (Ashab Kahf) were all old people, however Allah, Glory and Greatness be to him, called them youth who believed in Him."
  29. 1 point
    .InshAllah.

    General Qasem Soleimani

    Is Iran's 'Dark Knight' supporting the nuclear talks? Shadowy Man, Dark Knight, Living Martyr and Haj Qasem are just a few of the monikers of Gen. Qasem Soleimani — Iran's top military man in the Middle East and commander of the Quds Force. Though Soleimani has become famous these days in the regional and world media due to his war against the Islamic State (IS), he was previously relatively unknown in the region — only familiar to those influential and knowledgeable people in the region. These days, he mostly spends his time in Iraq. Iranian officials have confirmed that Soleimani is now advising the Iraqi army and volunteer Shiite troops on fighting IS. The Associated Press reports that Soleimani doesn't wear a flak jacket on the battlefield and that he has restored Iraqi sovereignty to several major cities. Nazem Dabbagh, the parliamentary representative of Iran's Kurdistan region, told an Iranian magazine that Soleimani doesn't stay within the walls of the palace or luxury hotels. He doesn't merely sit and give orders; he is always present on the battlefield. According to the BBC, Iran and America have divided operations in Iraq: Tehran fights on the ground, and America fights in the sky. Soleimani’s appearances alongside Badr and peshmerga troops in Iraq is confirmation of Iran’s presence in Iraq, which, according to Iranian military officials, is limited to advice and planning strategies. Soleimani’s role has been so prominent that, according to Iran’s former ambassador to the United Nations, Sadeq Kharrazi, US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a meeting with him, and President Barrack Obama has addressed him as a "respectable enemy." Some Iranian officials also believe that his presence in Iraq can influence the nuclear talks. Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/11/iran-dark-knight-qassem-suleimani-nuclear-talks.html#
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    Some Tips on Dealing with Difficult Marriages Bismillah I would like to begin this post by first admitting my ignorance and my own lack of wisdom when it comes to life issues and how to lead a healthy married life is one of them. But I have been married for ten years with two children and Allah blessed me with teachers throughout this time who imparted some of their wisdom to me although I must admit that I didn’t always follow them. Given how active this part of the forum is and how this is a main issue in the lives of Muslims and non-Muslims alike, I thought I might share a few tips given to me by some wise people in my life. I will begin by making it clear that these tips are not directed towards couples as such, but towards individuals who are living in difficult relationships or individuals who have unrealistic expectations about what marriage has to offer. Having observed a number of marriage cases, the most important thing to keep in mind is what your primary expectation out of this union should be. If your goal with marriage is to be happy, then your marriage is likely to end in divorce because you are in for a very, very rude awakening. Marriage is not primarily about finding and uniting with your soul-mate (although you should find someone you have a lot in common with) but it is about two alternate egos trying to live and deal with each other. It is about two insecure, broken and egotistical individuals trying to live under one roof, in the same bed with different visions of how life is supposed to be like and last but not least allocating to very demanding and tiresome children (these go from the insomniac-ones to the terrible-twos to the throat-slitting-threes and furious-fours.) But if your goal with marriage is to gain wisdom and learn how to be a compassionate individual despite all of life’s difficulties; then your marriage will allow you to achieve spiritual enlightenment and inner peace. This inner peace will create true divine love (mawadda) and compassion (rahma) in your heart and hence one that is of such intensity that no early lovey-dovey phase that people are accustomed to can match with: “and among His signs is that He created spouses from among yourselves for you to live with in tranquility: He ordained divine love (mawadda) and compassion (rahma) between you. There truly are signs in this for those who reflect” (30:21) This of course is if your spouse falls into a proper range of what is considered a normal and relatively rational person (I will get to the abnormal ones in my post-script.) Compassion is the highest goal of most of the world’s religions. The “Compassionate” (al-Rahman, al-Raheem) is the most commonly cited attributive name of Allah in the Qur’an. It is an attribute that the servants of God should internalize but it only comes through tremendous effort. Aristotle taught us in his Nicomachean Ethics that virtue was not just some natural disposition that human beings are born with, but something which we acquire through constant repetition and habit (known as habitus). At first, it seems unnatural to us, we feel like hypocrites when outwardly presenting an ideal state but feeling the opposite in our hearts. Sometimes we succeed in keeping up, sometimes we fail but we don’t give up. But slowly this outward habit slowly begins to be internalized until it becomes a natural disposition and hence when virtue is born. The historian Will Durant, summarizing this Aristotelian view, said: We are what we repeatedly do, therefore excellence is not an act, but a habit. Why is compassion so important for a successful marriage? Remember that we live in a cruel world that is full of suffering. The person we marry, as a child of this world, will be broken. Sometimes it is our parents and how they raised us, sometimes it is abandonment by parents, other times it is the modern standard education system that more often resembles a prison with bullies that nurtures the worst human traits so that we may have a shot at survival. Other times it is the economic class we grew up in, or the refugee camps we had to spend so long in, or sexual molestation as children or rape. Sometimes it is verbal abuse, having people look down on us, telling us how low we are and how we don’t amount to anything. At other times it is the demonic violence and paranoid control of the modern nation state, systematic racism and discrimination, or alcoholic parents or drug addicted siblings. Sometimes it is the mass media that exploits our fears, anxieties and unhealthy worldly desires. Often enough it is a mix of many of these things. I do not claim that all people can be fixed for if that was the case, all of the prophets would have been successful in their mission. On the contrary, there are some people who are so diseased that it is simply too dangerous to remain with them. But compassion for many people can do wonders and I will explain this part in a bit. In our daily relationships with people, there is always an invisible demon or inner-shaytan. The Buddha called it the “anger-eating demon.” This demon resides in our hearts and the foods this beast thrives on are our spiritual vices like anger, jealousy, hatred, pride, unbridled fantasies etc. As a broken child of this world, your spouse will have many if not all of these diseases in his or her heart. Sometimes they will put you down, insult you, and make you feel like you are worth nothing. Sometimes they will make their hatred for you known, or because of their pride feel that you do not deserve them and they will make sure to convey this message very clearly. Other times they will trample over you, be ungrateful and ignore all the good things you have done for them. No matter how much we know, knowledge often means very little to us when we are hurt or become emotional. But just like you are likely not to be offended by a mental patient who hurls insults at you, you must be the same with your spouse. We must realize that when spouses are ill-mannered and say or do hurtful things, they are like someone with a stomach disease who will - because of that disease - vomit uncontrollably. Foul words and actions are the vomit of a diseased spirit and the person you married most definitely had this disease in them before they even knew you. It is just that now you are the outlet for their insecurities, anxieties and spiritual illnesses (this perhaps explains why some of them become nicer to their parents after marriage; because now they have a new outlet for their anger.) Responding in the same manner will only feed the demon and make it bigger and tragically consume more of your soul and whatever light there is in the home. Compassion allows you to see this person as who he or she really is, a broken person who needs your help. You do not stop a fire with fire but with cool water. In a moment of tension, react with calm and kind words and reserve your advice (without personal attacks) when they cool off (science has shown that our critical reasoning abilities shut off when we become angry or emotional.) Make sure to sandwich your counsel or kindly criticism between compliments: start with a compliment à add respectful criticism à quickly follow with another compliment. This is one way of getting someone to listen and without attacking their egos. Of course people are different, so you would have to test and see what works best for you. Jesus (as) said blessed are the pure at heart, for they shall see God. The Russian Orthodox Monk, St Silouan the Athonite gave a simple formula on how to reach a purity of heart and see God with the inner eye: 1) obey God’s commandments, 2) have humility and 3) love your enemies. Obedience to God purifies our souls and makes Him content with us. Humility of the heart is extremely important. Humility is the absence of pride (takabbur). Pride is an illusion of the lower self, an imaginary construct of our minds but unfortunately it is the source of our blindness and all evil in this world as the Qur’an teaches us. But it is also our ego, our pride that is at the source of our own personal misery. Pride is the reason we fight those who love us, why we turn away from Allah. Pride is the reason we get offended by insults or gossip and why we often can’t sleep at nights. It is why we get angry at people. Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (as) said that anger is the key to all evils الْغَضَبُ مِفْتَاحُ كُلِّ شَر . It is the reason why humans make others suffer so much and why we equally make ourselves suffer. Imam Ali (as) said the proud are the loneliest of people. This is because their hearts, lacking compassion, are closed to everyone else, including Allah. But humility is the breaking of this inner idol, the breaking of our main delusion and the primary source of food for our inner demon. With a humble heart you are like the wind, no matter how many insults people hurdle at you it is like punching the empty wind, there is nothing there to offend. It will not bother you one bit but people will still feel your calming breeze. The final point is love your enemies. Love here is not love in the conventional sense, but in the sense of compassion as derived from Allah’s name al-Rahman. The word Rahman in Arabic comes from the word rahim which means womb, thus the love we speak of is like the compassion of a mother. Compassion is an attribute of God and should be the attribute of His servants as well. Remember when Allah asked Musa (as) in the Qur’an to speak to the mass murdering Pharaoh with gentle words (qawlan layyinan) so that perhaps he may become mindful or be apprehensive [and regret the evil deeds he committed.] (20:44) This verse teaches us that there is a connection between compassion through gentle words and making the most evil of people mindful of their erroneous state.. It also teaches that the worst of people in this world still have a chance to change and become better people. Although the Pharaoh failed this test, the implications of the verse are great and still relevant. If the Pharaoh deserves gentle words and compassion, how much more do our spouses deserve who like us are broken people? We have a lot to gain from showing rahma to our spouses. It will teach us patience; it will teach us true humility of the heart and help us break our pride and inner demon. By turning this into a habit and internalized virtue with union with Allah (Exalted is He!) as our primary goal, we can break that inner idol that causes so much misery and fill our hearts with the light of the divine; the ability to have pure hearts as the Bible and the Qur’an say (qalbun saleem) through which we can see God. It is the spiritual level that Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (as) spoke of when he said do you not see Him at your present moment? أَ لَسْتَ تَرَاهُ فِي وَقْتِكَ هَذَا when asked by his enlightened companion Abu Baseer (ra) if we will see God on the Day of Judgment. And it is through this inner sight and witnessing of God we achieve inner tranquility and real happiness as the Qur’an says for it is in the remembrance of Allah that the hearts find peace. (13:28) This is the trait of the true servants of Allah, as the Qur’an says: the servants of the Lord of Compassion are those who walk humbly on the earth, and who, when aggressive people address them, reply with words of peace. (25:63) for the compassionate and humble servants of God are in a state of peace and tranquility and their words and deeds reflect this state unlike those who are diseased of heart. And this will have an effect on those who are around you, including your spouse. As the Russian Eastern Orthodox Saint Seraphim of Sarov said, acquire inner peace and thousands shall find salvation. To wrap this discussion up, it is in marriage where our struggle of egos takes place, namely the greater struggle (jihad) within. This is why most of the prophets, including our master the Prophet Muhammad (s), were given difficult spouses (among other tests) because it was through difficult spouses and showing compassion to them that they grew nearer to Allah and developed compassion even for the most difficult of people. --- I want to add a post-script here. My intention with this post is some little pieces of advice for people who are married to individuals who fall within a proper range of normalcy who although are not ideal and can say or do hurtful things, they are not beyond repair and can be reasoned with. I understand that there are people are married to drug addicts, serial adulterers and adulteresses, alcoholics, physically violent spouses or genuinely evil and sick people who will only get worse as they age despite all the compassion that is shown to them. Initial attempts to help these kinds of people is very welcome, but if spouses show no willingness to change over time then there is so far that compassion can take you. There are some people who simply deserve to be let go, but that’s for everyone’s self to judge when enough is enough.
  31. 1 point
    I am interested in knowing how women manipulate men, I can imagine how but I don't exactly know the method by which a women would/could manipulate a man and also how often do women try to use their gender specific ability to manipulate men? and How can a man be wary of this, what are the signs when a women tries to manipulate someone?
  32. 1 point
    StarryNight

    Self Discipline

    (salam) To reach a state of self-discipline in which the soul, body and mind automatically call for such actions like salatul layl/fajr, refraining from sins, memorizing Qur'an etc, is somehow like building a brick house. At first you must begin by putting 1 brick, then 2, 3 and so on.....until you finish the house. If you miss a day of work in putting the bricks, you are delaying the construction and the more you delay it, the longer it will take you to enjoy the finished home. The beginning is always harder and that's when your desires will try to set you back and your mind will tell you "it's ok you start tomorrow" or.. "you are taking it too hard"... or you simply won't feel like doing it. There will be lots of excuses that will delay the enhancement of your soul. In other words, the more you do it, the easier it becomes for your body and soul to call for it, specially if when you are doing it you are contemplating on what you are saying and remembering all the blessings that Allah swt bewstows upon you and your beloved ones. The more bricks you pile up the more shape the house will have and when you start seeing that the house is having a form and is looking good, the more excited you will be to finish it. Of course by finish I mean for us to maintain that self-discipline to the point that nothing makes us go back and that in itself is hard, you may reach that self-discipline for some period in your life and then fall back and coming back up is hard but it is always possible! The key is to have determination and being aware that the beginning is hard but usually even after 2 weeks or a month of work you start seeing results :) and it is totally proven that when you ask Allah swt to help you in achieving closeness to him and in helping you redirect your energy in actions that please him, he helps you!! May Allah swt grant you success!
  33. 1 point
    Do you even read threads before posting?
  34. 1 point
    (salam) http://www.cousincouples.com/?page=religion This is from the Christian perspective.
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    mina

    Arbaeen In Huffington Post

    May Allah bless Sayyed Mahdi al-Modarresi...great article.Thanks for sharing sis.
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    Ali Musaaa :)

    Hadith Bukhari And Muslim

    I do not understand. Would you mind, please, elaborating a bit? Ahmad b. Muhammad from al-Hasan b. `Ali [al-Washsha’] from Abu Ishaq Tha`laba from Abu Maryam. He said: Abu Ja`far [imam al-Baqir] عليه السلام said to Salama b. Kuhayl and al-Hakam b. `Utayba: “Go east or west – you will not find correct knowledge except that which comes from us, the Ahl al-Bayt.” (Basa’ir al-Darajat) (sahih) (صحيح)
  37. 1 point
    -Fatima-

    What Comes Before Proposal?

    Salam brother, I don't know what you guys use in the UK, but here in Australia we simply use the term "talking". Example: "Are you engaged to him?" Reply would be "No, we're talking". A gift is a must in my opinion, it shows good manners and etiquette. Some fresh sweets from a nearby pastry shop, or a nice box of chocolates. Also, if you do decide to see her more than once, consider bringing a gift now and then, not just the first time. My husband continued buying sweets when he came, then he found out I liked gelato, so he actually started buying me that. Later on down the road that is. Also, if there is potential, be political and buy the mother flowers later down the track (a few weeks in). If the mother is happy with you, it makes the process so much easier -_- When I told my father that a guy wanted to speak with me in regards to compatibility, my husband actually said that he'll bring his parents and my father said that there was no need to. So he came alone for a while and when we decided on engagement (the actual 'Aqd) his parents came. However, depending on the culture and mentality of your potential in laws, this is a tricky part. They might ask your parents come the first time and then other times alone, or do what my dad did. Your best shot is actually asking the girl if you should or not. If they practice the same culture as you do, then ask your parents.
  38. 1 point
    Brained

    Quotes [OFFICIAL THREAD]

    The secret lies in his name. ;)
  39. 1 point
    Marbles

    Looking For Pro Isil Sources

    Not sure about unbiased reporting but if you want pro-ISIS reportage do take the trouble of visiting websites and Facebook pages and Twitter account run by their clandestine media relations people sitting in Doha, Dubai and Riyadh, Tel Aviv etc.
  40. 1 point
    ali mousavi

    General Qasem Soleimani

    May Allah protect him from dangers, but it's not the only man in Iranian military and troops.we have thousands of such people among us and we'll show our real power to every enemy if they are curious to know. so, take a step forward and taste the hell!
  41. 1 point
    It is also immoral to use one's strength against the weakness of another person.
  42. 1 point
    Why the big font? Is it to try and compensate for its pathetic content?
  43. 1 point
    (salam) (bismillah) The chain of this Du`a is the same chain as Ziyarah al-Jaami`ah, so if you regard that to be Weak or Sahih, this will also have the same rulings. (salam)
  44. 1 point
    notme

    Ate/Eating/Will Eat?

    I've made mostly greens chips of various types because they are so easy and just about can't fail and we all like them. I've also dried fruits and berries of various types which we just snack on as-is, and some pumpkin cubes, celery, bell peppers, habaneros, and onions, which I bagged up for cooking stews and soups. I vaguely remember drying some sliced potatoes, but I can't remember the results. I think we ate them as snacks, though I actually had intended to store them for cooking. I'd like to try drying some tomatoes, but we always eat them all up fresh, so it almost seems a waste to dehydrate them. Maybe if I see them on sale for an outstanding price I'll buy up a bushel and then we'll have dried tomatoes any time we want them. What I thought was going to be a farmer's market was actually an artisan's market, so I'm still trying to locate my nearest good farmer's market, though I do know now where I need to go to buy specialty soaps, baked goods, sauces, and art items. Today Ate/Eating/Will Eat: Ate Breakfast: Coffee w/milk, (American) biscuit with gravy. (Photo shows sausage gravy. My gravy is vegetarian but looks similar.) Eating Lunch (actually just finished): leftover lentils and rice and some tasty crispy mustard greens chips. Will Eat: Probably tonight is a good night for a leftovers buffet. The fridge is getting full and my order of halal meat should arrive today and need freezer space. We've got leftover leftovers casserole, lentils and rice, just a little bit of plain rice, bean enchiladas, a bagged salad, a cucumber, a tomato, gravy (no more biscuits though), and a few bites of chicken. In the freezer we have two jars of cooked beans and a container of hummus.
  45. 1 point
    abduljabbar

    Nakshawani Speaks About Marjas

    salamun alaikum the lecture has too many flaws and inaccuracies, such as the following: - ijtihad started during the times of the imams a.s., only it wasn't called ijtihad. the process of istinbat and istidlal and the efforts that went into it was called ijtihad for the first time by muhaqqiq hilli. - yes there has been an evolution of ijtihad, but that evolution was driven by the mujtahids and the leaders of the howzas, like imam khomeini, sayyid khoi, shaheed sadr, sheikh ansari, etc, not the lay public. yes, we the public are welcome to research about taqleed, but our opinions are not worth anything in this area - taqleed in the general sense, i.e. taking to the most knowledgeable scholar to know about the ahkam of the sharia, has been there since the times of the imams and the earlist period of ghaybah - ijtihad is not exclusively for new matters, in fact vast majority of it is regarding regular day-to-day old matters, like the way to do wudhu and how to pray etc. just read any of the taqreerat. its very ignorant to say ijtihad is only about new matters that come up. - the first risalah was not around 1850. yes thats when books were widely printed and published, because of the development of the printing press, but books like sharai-ul-islam, tabsiratul-muta'allimeen, and all the old fiqh and hadeeth book of sheikh sudduq, sheikh tusi, etc were risalah amaliyyah for their followers. - there is no conspiracy to stop people discussing taqleed and researching about it, the literature is just not out there in english unforutantely. but when we have lecturers such as sayyed ammar making personal attacks against maraje, accusing them of nepotism, corruption etc. people who genuinely care for marjaiyyah and taqleed will want this dude to shut up because it is defamation of a very important institution, not because he is saying the truth. read up sayyed khomeini's, shaheed sadr's and other's work on the development of ijtihad and its evolution, and look at the basis of such development, i.e. on what grounds do they see anything needs a change, it wont be any silly reason to appease the public. by all means investigate, research, learn, but not from sayyed ammar who is misrepresenting ijtihad and taqleed greatly, although he did make some reasonable points. - sayyid khoi did not say that he never made mistakes, that is ridiculous, no marja will say that. - there is by far too much talk against ulama 'with surnames' etc. yes there are some who go by in their life based on their father or brother or family name, but some dont, and he is causing needless doubt in the minds of the people about such family members who are genuine scholars. this is not the trait of somebody who is a responsible sincere muballigh. a muballigh shouldnt cause doubts against momineen, let alone against scholars in general. - to say that somebody becomes a mujtahid after 19 years hes stupid - is ridiculous and shows that he has little idea about how the howza works. there are hundreds of mutjahids who become mujtahids after various terms of studying, and a lot of it depends on when he becomes noticed by the teacher of bahth kharij and who that teacher is. yes the timeframe that a person is in the howza doesnt tell us much, but it is indicative of how much he studied. - ayatullah khamenei did not simply say that it is allowed to have abortion if the baby is known to have thalassemia, he said that there has to be endangerment to the mother too if she remains pregnant or gives birth. - it wasn't un-najaf for sayyid sistani to announce jihad and be political - in fact he along with the other maraje or najaf have been given their advice and admonisments to the politicians, advice to the people in choosing the right political leaders, certain view on certain bills and laws, etc since the very beginning after the downfall of saddam. yes sayyid khoi was apolitical due to the oppression of saddam, but sayyid mohsin alhakeem before him made political statements, which caused the murder and assassinations of so many of his family members. before him, sheikh naeeni was heavily involved in a number of political movements, such as the one for iraqi independence. and so on. so this perception that najaf isnt political is a flawed one propagated mainly by those who know nothing about the howza. ...and a few other things
  46. 1 point
    Agora

    Why Do Shia Hate Hafsa (Ra)?

    She was a liar that hurt the Holy Prophet (sawa). Plus, her own father said that she was unfaithful to her husband. Either she was unfaithful OR `Umar is a horrible lying father. Your choice ;)
  47. 1 point
    Bahlool

    Sufi Comics

    Sufi comics: Follow Principles http://www.vakil.org/2009/12/12/sufi-comics-follow-principles/
  48. 1 point
    Bahlool

    Sufi Comics

    Sufi Comics: Positive Thinking http://www.vakil.org/2009/05/17/sufi-comic...itive-thinking/
  49. 1 point
    wayfarer.

    Sufi Comics

    (salam) I think most people ignored this thread because of the word " sufi" (i know i did) LOL Once again, great work bro !
  50. 1 point
    SO SOLID SHIA

    Sufi Comics

    BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THESE ARE AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I SWEAR DOWN BROTHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MASHALLAH SUBHANALLAH ALHAMDULILLAH INSHALLAH THEY'RE REALLY REALLY REALLY GOOD MAN .....................IT'S CUZ WHEN I'M TALKIN TO NON-MUSLIM PEOPLE I TEND TO MENTION A LOT OF THOSE HADEETHS ESPECIALLY THAT ONE ABOUT LOOKING INTO THE SUN AND TURNING AWAY ETC I'LL BE ABLE TO EMAIL THEM THESE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU GENIUS WELL DONE
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