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    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.
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    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.
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    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

    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
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  10. 2 points

    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

    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.
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    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

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

    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
    The Green Knight

    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

    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

    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.
  23. 2 points
    Nasir al din Tusi
  24. 2 points

    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.
  25. 2 points
    (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

    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

    General Qasem Soleimani

    He is a real hero.God bless and save him
  30. 1 point
    Just something general to keep it mind when it comes to inter faith dialogue - nothing works as good a defense as a good offence. Observe the rules of respect and decency, of course, but meet prejudiced assertions with patience, and most importantly a refusal to be put on the spot. Knowledge goes a long way here; how convinced you are about what you believe in impacts your argument, directly or indirectly. This way, you will only need to convince him that this is the opinion of your religion, not why it is so. I say this fully aware of the power of using logic to persuade, and this is closely related to having knowledge, but my approach will, if nothing else, save you the discomfiture. I remember this lecture series I attended regarding answers to common objections raised at our religion, and the A'lim began the first session with this piece of powerful advice (admittedly, he explained it much better than I attempted to!). He said, "When they ask you why you prostrate on a piece of earth or append your prayers, start by saying: 'The Prophet (saws) did it; why don't you?' This, of course, would be most appropriate when the purpose of the inquiry is to humiliate, or in some cases idle curiosity; as opposed to a genuine desire to know. I thought I'd mention it since your experience seemed to fall into the former category. Anyway, apologies for the digression; this is not a thread on the ethics and tacks of inter faith dialogue.
  31. 1 point
    What exactly are Aaraab? Do you mean the diacritical marks (harakat), Fatha, Dhamma and Kasra?
  32. 1 point
    Not necessarily, there are welcoming people as well as close-minded people within each sect. I once went with a friend of mine to a majlis that was held in an open house on the day of shahadat Imam Ali (as), it was also Ramadan and this was from 12 am until fajr. After the lecture, I wanted to ask the sheikh something, so my friend joined me to the sheikh. The sheikh answered my question then asked us to sit with them as they were having a discussion. I later pointed out that my friend was Sunni, after which my friend sat and said (salam). The men sitting around the sheikh welcomed him and said (wasalam), but the sheikh got grumpy and only said "wa alaikom". However, the sheikh later left and we had sohoor with the organizers there; they even put out the food 10 minutes earlier than they usually would because they know that the Sunni adhan starts around 10 minutes before ours and they wanted my friend to join us.
  33. 1 point
    Based on the statements of a number of our ulema, I'm convinced that there is halal music and haram music and the dividing line here is frivolity vs intellectual stimulation. With regards to instruments, I don't believe any instrument is in and of itself forbidden unless that instrument is exclusively associated with sinful behavior and gatherings.
  34. 1 point

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

  35. 1 point
    Ali Musaaa :)

    Hadith Bukhari And Muslim

    Akhi, your time would be much better spent learning about our hadith tradition. Reading and reserching for polemical reasons are a waste of time. Getting involved in polemics without a good understanding of ones own tradition will do much more harm than good.
  36. 1 point

    Marriage Because Of Sex

    1. It is part of our lower nature. 2. Media and non-Muslims put way too much emphasis on sexuality, so there is a backlash. You can have marriage without lust, but it is likely to be unsatisfying. There are other qualities that you just can't have a marriage without, such as trust, respect, compassion, integrity.
  37. 1 point

    What Comes Before Proposal?

    Dress to impress, but maintain your own style. For example, if you usually wear khakis and a buttoned shirt, keep the same style, but choose your nicest looking and be sure it is neatly ironed. If you usually dress like a slob, dress like a job interview instead of following my first advice.
  38. 1 point
    salaam JazakAllah khairan! MashAllah! Absolutely loveeee this idea about movies!! I did a similar thing in the class that I was teaching with this short video. We broke down the Islamic &ethical perspectives of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPdqtktkZn0 Although it seemed rudimentary at first, it's amazing how many doors it opened up in regards to Islamic mannerism and topics ! It's a really neat idea you bring up about critically breaking down a movie to discuss and analyze it, both that it prepares youth intellectually as well as engages them to participate. Yess definitely in need of recommendations, which movies do you suggest? wait Oops I can't edit my main topic anymore? :( Admins?
  39. 1 point

    The Mongols Attack On Baghdad In 1257

    Well, reading what these specific Mongols (la) did, you can't really agree with them. It's really disgusting. May Allah (swt) curse them, if what's written about them is true. However, it could be interesting to know where our Imam was in that specific time.
  40. 1 point

    Looking For Pro Isil Sources

    wow interesting points funny thing is Al Hayat and Al jazeeraa has look a like logo LOL
  41. 1 point
    amir abbas

    Ghormeh Sabzi

    Here you are! Gormeh Sabzi in large size...
  42. 1 point

    Nakshawani Speaks About Marjas

    Okay guys someone should try and contact Sayed Ammar as it's not fair on him if people try to attack him on the Internet in this way...someone should pass that Facebook page to him so he can read others comments. Someone must have his email address or something...he needs to made aware!
  43. 1 point
    Lol! That's funny :P As for me, I don't tell anyone I'm a Shia. I just support Shias which makes others, including my parents, angry. But who cares? What's the least they're gonna do? Kill me if they find out? Haha! Sure, they can go ahead & do it, if it makes them feel any better. :P
  44. 1 point

    Note To Mods:

    I was online at 0319EST, but did not see anything occur. There was a drop of registered members at 0330EST, but I thought it must be the ones who normally leave to go to work or school at that time.
  45. 1 point

    General Qasem Soleimani

    Mossad does...and yeah the article shows him as enemy nr.1, that means they fear him...good fo us bad for them.May Allah lenghten his life and bless him.I can't describe how thankful i am that Allah gave us such a light...alhamdulillah.
  46. 1 point
    Ali Musaaa :)

    I'm A New Shia! :d

    Thank you, Wouldn't it make sense for Allah whilst comdenming the Mushriks, He makes an exception or clarifies that they are using the wrong intercessors and we can call upon other than Him but they have to be x, y, z? Why isnt there an exception given? Doesn't it seem that it's consistant condemnation of calling on other than Him? I cant say I agree with the latter argument. If x was a teaching of Islam, shouldn't it be expected that the Teachers and Upholders [as] of this religion atleast discuss and, more importantly, teach this to their companions?
  47. 1 point
    Ali Musaaa :)

    I'm A New Shia! :d

    In all honesty, and with all due respect, I'm becoming more than convinced its beyond any use dealing with you in most matters here. This is an observation drawn from numerous threads I've been involved in or seen others engage with you in other matters. Instead of dancing around the issue, you could atleast prove what you are defending using reliable material but instead you choose to play games that wastes both our time. I said I'm willing to change my mind, pehaps I have missed something. Unless you help me to see otherwise, I see no reason to abondan the position I now hold. :wacko: This requires an explanation. There are a lot of things the Imams [as] didn't teach, akhi. Maybe its just me, but if someone is asking me to make dua to other than God and arguing we should, after giving the Qur'an a thorough read (over and over again), I'd at least expect a bit of reliable material to support their claim, if not a lot to show this was atleast a consistant teaching of the Prophet and A'immah that they taught their Companions.
  48. 1 point

    Post Various Pics Here

    Either that, or Messi's skin is really wrinkly :wacko:
  49. 1 point
    Yuka thinks women can't make decisions because Allah created us women that way -.- there were times when the Prophet (saw) took the advice of his wives but yuka is basing his view on sunni dajjal stuff.Not to mention the richest women in arabia back in the Prophet's (saw) day was Khadijah (as) who was a women who made business decisions. ... and made the decision to marry the Prophet (saw). Sure a lot of women are stupid but so are a lot of men these days... we call them sheep who just live for this dunya and get eaten by the wolves. May Allah guide us all and make us not among the sheeple. Ws
  50. 1 point
    habib e najjaar

    Boohooo Love Story

    From Here Let me tell you a love story unlike any you have heard According to modern standards the tale seems absurd It's about a boy who held a girl in very high regard Her modesty and shyness made him fall really hard The story didn't begin at prom or any other school dance It took place after the first and only legal glance He caught glimpse of the girl after his math class But he lowered his gaze whenever she walked past Everyone around him encouraged him to flirt But he didn't want to drag her reputation through the mud It's by short skirts and makeup that most boys get impressed But the reason he fell for the girl was how modestly she dressed He had the urge to talk to her, but all the urges he ignored Instead he turned to prayer and asked help from his Lord He thought of her voice and recalled the soft-spoken sound How she was focused and mature unlike the other girls around One day when going home he saw what he had most feared And he couldn't help the flow of a few tears onto his beard He saw the girl with a boy, them walking hand in hand And the sadness in his heart he felt he couldn't understand In his aching and dreary mood he drove to the mosque that day He realized there was nothing he could do except to just pray The Imam spoke about the marriage of Ali and the Prophet's daughter Then he ended his speech about how Hussain was denied water The boy felt comfort in what he had heard So, he dedicated his time to God and His immaculate words From that day on it was the love of Allah he would seek He grew into the man who would recite Dua Kumayl every week One day his mother told of a girl to whom he should get married He felt he was ready, because old feelings were long buried To his astonishment it was the girl with whom he once fell in love What a pleasant surprise he had received from above When talking he asked who the guy was with her that he had seen She told him her older brother took her trick-or-treating for Halloween She told him how she noticed his humility whenever he walked by She thought about him for years when she moved away that July She said she liked him for the proper akhlaq that he observed And how he treated her like a lady, with the respect a girl deserves When she was listening to Du'a Kumayl one day she recognized the voice Then she went to her father and told him of her choice Her father said taking the proposal would make him very glad Because he heard of the reputation the great reciter had So, the boy and girl finally chose each other as their spouse And this story ends with their nikah in God's house
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