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  1. 3 points
    How Don Michael Corleone changes from a reluctant feeble son of a top don into a fearsome don himself. Brilliant.
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    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!
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    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.
  4. 2 points
    Nasir al din Tusi
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    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]
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    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.
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    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.
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    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."
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    Mahmoud Farshchian And Islamic Art

    Farshchian is a master of Persian painting and miniatures. he has so many famous Islamic paintings and his masterpieces have been hosted by several museums and exhibitions worldwide. one of his famous paintings is:The Evening Of Ashura I will send some of his paintings related to Islamic stories and Imams: The Evening Of Ashura: The Guarantor of The Gazelle:based on story of Imam Reza (as) and a hunter who was about to hunt a Gazelle Born in KAba: based on the story of Imam Ali(as)'s mother bearer-of-truth: HAzrat Abbas (as) in day of Ashura the shelter: Imam Ali (as) and orphans Birth Of Hope: Imam Zaman (aj) Oh. God: Worship: you will be able to find more paintings in his website:http://www.farshchianworld.ir/
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    Marriage Because Of Sex

    This problem is a relatively new development in Islamic history. A lot of it has to do with culture. In countries that were colonized by the British, the missionaries did their best to instill this Satanic idea that sexuality is a bad thing, and the people bought it. For instance, my people authored the Karma Sutra, and we used to view sex as one of the highest forms of worship, but now...you'd be lucky not to be called a degenerate if you bring up the topic of sex. Arnold J. Toynbee said that when the elite become vulgarized, that civilization is on its way out. This implies that the elite have an immense effect on the social norms of a society. In the Indian subcontinent--India, Pakistan and Bangladesh--the British colonialists got to work by setting up their own schools, whose syllabus was far more advanced than those of the religious institutions. These missionary schools soon became the place where the local elite would send their children. Now what happens when you attend a school run by Catholic NUNS and Catholic Priests? Twelve years into such an education system, and you'd have created an entire generation of cold and hard--yet "proper"--individuals. They had come to believe that celibacy was far cleaner than a healthy conjugal life with their spouse. These individuals, the elite, would go on to shape the society's view on such topics. My own mother attended a missionary school, and she still frowns upon the topic of marriage being discussed. There are many among the elite who actually admire Prophet Jesus more than the Prophet Muhammad(phun&hf)! That's how much damage these missionary schools did to the Muslims. So of course, you're gonna have people who view the idea of marrying for sex as filthy. They've been subconsciously indoctrinated into believing this. The Indian subcontinent and the Arab world suffered the most on account of this. Sex is--and should be--one of the main reasons behind marriage. A healthy sexual life is important for two people to be able to live well together. In the Eastern Wisdom traditions, sexual intercourse is believed to release the essential energy to sustain the entire cosmos. By partaking in this act, we become more in-tune with our primordial self, i.e. closer to our origin--God. It is seen as one of the most powerful ways to become more human, not more animal-like. If only our parents would take the time to read quality literature on the subject. They've turned themselves into "classical Westerners in Eastern bodies." I hope this helped :) Salam.
  12. 1 point
    Nader Zaveri

    Nakshawani Speaks About Marjas

    (salam) (Bismillah) Where did you read that at? In my copy of Tafsir al-Qummi at home it says no such thing. Please bring the Arabic text and translation of this. (salam)
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    Beautiful, thanks for sharing.
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    Wa aleykum Salam You have a track record of being racist and rude. Praising hitler on this site is not accepted, whether you like it or not. Neither is promoting killing of jews or christians. Take that trash elsewhere. The member you are calling Zionist, i recon you mean David66, is actually one of the most polite members we have, something you should learn from as a shia. You might not agree with him or other members, and he might be a zionist, but he is not breaking forum rules and he is behaving, which is more than i can say about you, specially when you call yourself a Shia. Making a post like this will only make you look silly and pathetic in order to get a bandwagon going. How about spending your time learning how to post your opinion in a proper academic fashion, that way we can all learn from your supposed knowledge and others can engage with you without having you ranting. Once you are able to do that, you are welcome back. Wasalam
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    ‘Get Your Own Extremist Husband'

    The bride advises girls not to chase married men. It is ok to steal from, behead, slaughter and orphan, innocent Muslims but it is poor "self-respect" and you are a "homewrecker" when you choose to follow shari'ah to be a second wife. ISIS value system?
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    Ali Musaaa :)

    I'm A New Shia! :d

    No, it is the 'point'. As I said, you arent supposed to do taqleed to others in matters outside of Fiqh. Instead of appealing to authorities outside the realm of this area, it would be better if you deal with objections in a proper manner. I'm prepared to change my views provided there is sufficient textual evidence and no gymnastics performed to arrive at a conclusion that is incongruent with the Quran and teachings of the Imams. If the latter [as] taught this then there should be sufficient evidence to attest to this fact. But unfortunately this doesnt seem to be the case. If you think otherwise, then do illustrate it.
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    I'm A New Shia! :d

    He is dead. Time has passed. He can no longer research, study, and proclaim fatwas. They are void. He is umm imo, not really a marja tbh. I dont think any of the grand ayatollahs ever recognized him as one. With due respect to those who follow him as one.
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    I'm A New Shia! :d

    Except all of our marja have absolutely no issue or even hint it has a precautionary matter. The only controversy it gets is from a few of you literalists on this site.
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    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    (salam) Subhanallaaaah :'(
  20. 1 point
    Akhī don't accept anything this guy says. Take it from somebody with credible sources and has a good understanding of what he's talking about.
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    Ate/Eating/Will Eat?

    Wah! it's like discovering a new planet.
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    I'm A New Shia! :d

    Next time pray to Allah.
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    I'm always happy to see a Jehovah's Witness, at least when I've got time to talk to them. Unfortunately, they never seem to come back, even when they promise to. The thing is, most of them are just trained to talk to people who don't believe in God, or are nominal Christians. They generally don't have anything much to say about Islam, and they are not comfortable in having to defend their own faith. Of course, there are some experts, but they are few and far between. I think it's good to use these encounters for Dawah, if possible.
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    The whole book by James Tabor is interesting in this regard - esp. the role of James after Jesus, this is what he writes in his conclusion to the book - http://books.google.co.tz/books?id=CKFUFtnnffgC&pg=PA314 (esp. pg. 315) - (full book here: bookfi.org/book/1141848) - his blog posts: http://jamestabor.com/2012/07/07/ebionites-nazarenes-tracking-the-original-followers-of-jesus/ Chapter 2 - Islam and Judaism (a Lecture by Norman O. Brown) - available here - http://books.google.co.tz/books?id=VLMrP33JB-sC&pg=PA13 (esp. Pg. 16) Butz makes many tendentious links, but this is what he says about Islam and its links to Ebionitism - http://books.google.co.tz/books?id=b7bnvXrC47AC&pg=PA233 Keith Akers - http://books.google.co.tz/books?id=7LfL6E50ZWgC&pg=PA203
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    Sufi Comics

    Sufi Comics: Mother http://www.vakil.org/2010/02/03/sufi-comics-mother/