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  1. 5 points
    I hope you'll make it with out problems, keep us updated, kinda worried. Speaking of good stuff to have during unexpected situations, this is the set i usually have on me when outdoors in the woods and such: I've got two compasses, one that I can clip on to my pants and have easy access to, one that I usually put in my backpack that's more accurate and good for maps. A multi tool kit , a good knife, a first aid kit, all of these can be strapped to my belt. A reliable flash light, that's some what water resistant, also since it is in rubber you can use it in electric fuse boxes and such without having to worry about short circuiting stuff on touch. Some cable straps are always good to have, when you need them, you'll be so thankful for having them. A good fire starter, this ones a bit flashy but I like it because its water proof when closed up and also it has a whistle on it for emergency. I got some different stuff in the first aid kit: Got a set of sterilized rubber gloves, some burn gel that is also good for really bad mosquito bites, some alcohol free wound cleaning wipes, a small sewing kit, some gauze swab, a mouth to mouth mask, some adhesive bandages and a normal bandage roll, that one does not fit in the kit but I still have it with me in the backpack or something. Here's the multi tool kit I have: It's got all the tools I need, a small saw, can opener, small scissor, etc: And also, it has a small diode flashlight on it that comes in handy some times: A nice tip/advice is to always carry some alcoholic wet wipes with you, like in the first aid kit, they can come in really handy, because they are drenched in alcohol, like 70%, you can first use them to clean your hands before you eat or something and then use it to start fires with as well, the ones I use are individually packaged water proof which is good: And yeah, if you put on some dry grass and have some small twigs ready next to it, you can start a fire very easily, if its been raining and you need some dry material to start the fire with, pine trees are really good, usually the bottom of it stays dry and you can s[Edited Out]e some bark off or dry twigs Hmm, I had too much free time today.
  2. 5 points
    Tonks

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    I hate it when I've posted a long reply on a thread and when I click on send an error appears and all my hard work goes down the drain :(
  3. 4 points
    salam, "Doubt is a product of ignorance." Imam Ali(as) "people are the servants of the world & religion by their tongues. Till such time that they know that religion does not carry any harm for them, they would move & spin around it. But when the TEST comes then the REAL religous ones are(to be seen) actually few in number." Imam Hussain(as) [day of ashura]... ws
  4. 3 points
  5. 3 points
    Chaotic Muslem

    Eid Al-Ghadeer

    Congrats! It is the day of Wilayah and the day of brotherhood! Thank to Allah for this great gift, the gift of wilayaiha may Allah make us all hold tight on it. Thank to Allah for making the completion of His religion and the fullness of His grace upon us is this wilayah. Praise be to Allah that honour us with this day and made us from those who fulfilled their covenant of wilayah and didn't make us from the deniers of amirolmumin rights nor the disbelievers in him in the day of Judgment.
  6. 3 points
    Wasalam, The Prophet(saws) told Zaid (r.a.): If you desire to be protected from their harmful plots, recite the following Du’a everyday early in the morning: اَعُوۡذُ بِاللہِ مِنَ الشَّیۡطَانِ الرَّجِیۡمِ A’OODHU BILLAAHI MINASH SHAITAANIR RAJEEM By the blessing of these words, Almighty Allah will protect you from their evil. It is narrated in a tradition from Imam Zainul Abideen (a.s.) that he said: One who recites this supplication, if all the jinns and men come together to cause harm to him, they could not harm him. It is as follows: بِسْمِ اللهِ وَ بِاللهِ وَ مِنَ اللهِ وَ إِلَی اللهِ وَ فِىْ سَبِيْلِ اللهِ اَللَّهُمَّ إِلَيْك اَسْلَمْتُ نَفْسِىْ، وَ إِلَيْكَ وجَّهْتُ وَجْهِىْ، وَ إلَيْكَ فَوَّضْتُ اَمرِىْ، وَ احْفَظْنِيْ بِحِفْظِ اْلإِيْمَانِ مِنْ بَيْنِ يَدَىَّ وَ مِنْ خَلْفِىْ وَ عَنْ يَّمِيْنَِيْ وَ عَنْ شِمَالِىْ وَ مِنْ فَوْقِىْ وَ مِنْ تَحْتِیْ وَ ادْفَعْ عَنِّيْ بِحَوْلِكَ وَ قُوَّتِكَ وَ لاَ حَوْلَ وَ لاَ قُوَّةَ اِلاَّ بِاللهِ الْعَلِىِّ الْعَظِيْمِ. Bismillaahi wa billaahi wa minallaahi wa ilallaahi wa fee sabeelillaahi allaahumma ilaika aslamtu nafsee, wa ilaika wajjahtu wajhee, wa ilaika fawwaz”tu amree, wah’faz’nee bih’ifz’il eemaani mim baini yadayya wa min khalfee wa a’yn yameenee wa a’n shimaalee wa min fauqee wa min tah’tee wadfa’ a’nnee bih’aulika wa quwwatika wa laa h’aula wa laa quwwata illaa billaahil a’leeyil a’z’eem. In the name of Allah and by Allah and from Allah and for the sake of Allah. O Allah I submit my self to Thee, and towards You I have turned my face, and towards You I have entrusted my affair. And protect me by the safety of faith from before me and from behind me, and from my right and from my left and from above me and from below me. And ward off from me by Your power and Your strength; and there is no power and might except by Allah, the Exalted and the Mighty.[1] http://www.duas.org/enemy.htm
  7. 3 points
    Shaikh Hakim

    Kaffarah?

    salam, it may help: Question & Answer » Kaffarah 1 Question: If a person breaks his oath, what is the penalty? Answer: If a person takes an oath that he will perform an act (e.g. that he will fast) or will refrain from doing an act (e.g. that he will not smoke), but does not intentionally act according to his oath, he should give Kaffarah for it, which means he should set a slave free, or should fully feed ten indigent persons, or should provide them with clothes. And if he is not able to perform these acts, he should fast for three consecutive days. 2 Question: What is the Kaffara for breaking one's fast intentionally? Answer: One who has broken his fast intentionally he must, in addition to making up the qadha of that day, must fast for two months the first thirty one days in a row. Or he must feed 60 poor Momins to their fill or he must give 750 grams of wheat to each one of them. If none of these is possible for him, he is free to either fast for eighteen days or feed as many poor people as he can. If he cannot do this also, he must ask Allah for forgiveness even if he has to say "Astaghferullah" once. And it is an obligatory precaution that if he is able later, he must give the kaffarah. Of course, the kaffarah is obligatory in the case that his ignorance was not due to his own negligence in learning the rulings. However, if he has grown up in a place that without his own choice, he was unaware of the rulings, then it is obligatory that he must make up that day only. 3 Question: What is Kaffarah of delaying the qaza of fast. Answer: If a person does not give the qaza of his fast until the next Ramadhan, he should give 750 grams of food (wheat or bread or rice) to the poor for each missed day. src: www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235032650-kaffarah/#entry2841137
  8. 3 points
  9. 3 points
    Make sure they are not 100% filled up though, water expands when its frozen. To be sure, have one empty bottle and pour alittle from each bottle into that one so none of them are super filled. Good luck.
  10. 3 points
    Tonks

    Putin On Isis

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbZDyr2LkdI
  11. 3 points
    It's required reading in most American high schools or even junior highs. Has been for a long time. Often drives parents nuts,even though they had to read it themselves. My kids all hated it. So did I. I never figured out how the idiotic adventures of a maladjusted prep school boy got to be such a huge classic...until I realized the people who make these decisions are very likely former maladjusted prep school boys.
  12. 3 points
    Purged

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    signed up for kindle unlimited: access to over 2 million books for only 9.99 and the first month is free! kinda like the netflix of books. tis awesome!
  13. 3 points
    Finally travelling today.. please keep me in your du3as everyone :)
  14. 3 points
    Convertible

    Your conversion to Islam

    Glory be to God My humble submission to the will of the Source of All brings a peace to my heart never before matched. Allah's swa mercy is undying and abundundant. The depths we humans go can take a terrible toll, but it is through this suffering that we come to know the value of this toil and it is Allah swa, The One and Only, Who can reach as low as humans can go and lift them back up to a place of dignity. My conversion to Islam has seen me go through many layers of myself and my reflection on this earth and the society in which I live. The Message has been sent to us several times now. It seems that every time we Earthlings get lazy and wayward we are reminded that there are natural laws that cannot be broken. "Man's law" may rule the day, but it is God's Law that rules forever and the latest Message embodied in the Holy Qur'an is as vibrant now as it was upon its revelation. I approach Islam and take it into my heart with an innocent spirit.
  15. 3 points
    notme

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    4 to 9 or more inches of rain predicted here this weekend, and high winds. Maybe I should rush out and buy some supplies. I checked flood maps and we aren't in a flood zone so it should be alright as long as the hurricane doesn't hit near here. Hope it stays out at sea and breaks apart inshallah. Supplies tomorrow. Maybe. If I have time and feel like it.
  16. 3 points
    King

    Meaningless Mutahs

    Oh god, so she is going to do mutah with a married man? I am assuming his first wife won't be too happy about this. Terrible idea if this is the case.
  17. 2 points
    How emphasized is it to fast Mondays and Thursdays in the Sunnah? It is simply good to do or did Ahlulbayt speak of super high praise regarding it with immense rewards?
  18. 2 points
    Sumayyeh

    Eid Al-Ghadeer

    Salaam, In anticipation of Eid al-Ghadeer and realizing the blessings (arguably the most important/one of the most important) event in our faith: http://roshangari.ir/video/36405 Non-Farsi speakers---if you would like me to translate, I'll be more than happy to oblige.
  19. 2 points
    Marbles

    Pakistan/india: The Partition

    That's all very good. It is easy to judge history from a distance of many decades; things that were once uncertain and murky become clear in retrospect and that's why today Nehru's legacy is far stronger than anything Jinnah left behind. Partition, let's agree, as the history has shown us, was never a good idea. And Jinnah knew that very well. Till the last moment he'd called it "a completely ridiculous thing but something we might have to go with if we're left with no option." as his party colleague quoted him. That being said, I do not think it is possible to shred and simplify the narrative of Partition by laying blame at the door of one party. Here in our part of the world only ideological people with their own little theory to support do that. The only way to simplify is to ignore all the nuances, contradictions and failures that had beset every party and their leaders. That Jinnah was responsible for breaking India and dividing Muslims across three countries is prima facie true and widely known. That Nehru acted to precipitate the partition is not so well known. Take the year 1946 for instance, just a year before things exploded. It sounds incredible but Jinnah had agreed to remain in the united India when Congress accepted guarantees for proportional Muslim representation. But this was anathema to Nehru because he, too, was the West-educated Mr. coconut despite his Gandhian attire who wanted a centralised socialist state run from the capital while not admitting the communal differences that made it very hard if not impossible to replicate a Western system without turning communities at each other's throats. Congress hawks persuaded Nehru to renege on the promise, reject the proposals, and let Jinnah have his Pakistan. They were convinced that within five years Jinnah would come begging to them to take back Pakistan. Without going into details, in their view, every economic and geopolitical indicator showed that the new toy state wouldn't survive. Now, to complete the puzzle, if you consider how the last British Viceroy was appointed you'd probably bite your fingers down to your elbow. As per documents declassified at the 50th anniversary of the independence, a book by the name of "Freedom at Midnight" came out. It was revealed for the first time that Nehru had used his influence in the London India Office to have Lord Mountbatten appointed as the last viceroy of India. They were fast friends from Mountbatten's Burma days. Nehru along with Congress luminary Sardar Patel had by that time made up their mind to let Jinnah go with Pakistan, and they needed a viceroy who'd favour India in the division of spoils. It was only Gandhi who rejected partition in principle, but by that time he wasn't on talking terms with Nehru-Patel duo. This doesn't look like it was Jinnah who was performing the British puppet role, if the purpose of British had been to divide India and Jinnah to facilitate it. It appears to me that the roles were reversed at the last moment when it mattered most. IF partition was a well thought-out British project, you could even say that to make it happen the Brits needed to win over Nehru's congress, which they did. Let's face it, Nehru let down his own vision at the last moment. As they say, the devil is in the detail. To date I have not seen any academician or historian contradict these facts (if you know any, do let me know). Jaswant Singh, former Indian foreign minister and BJP member wrote a biography of Jinnah in which he claimed that Nehru-Patel duo were as much responsible for breaking the country as Jinnah and his Muslim League were. He was expelled from the party. Freedom at Midnight: http://www.amazon.com/Freedom-at-Midnight-Dominique-Lapierre/dp/8125931864 Jinnah: India - Partition - Independence: http://www.amazon.com/Jinnah-India--Partition-Independence-Jaswant/dp/8129113783/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1443728676&sr=1-1&keywords=jinnah+jaswant+singh To add another worthy account from a neutral American observer who saw Gandhi murdered. Stanley Wolpert's Shameful Flight: http://www.amazon.com/Shameful-Flight-Years-British-Empire/dp/0195151984/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1443729271&sr=1-1&keywords=wolpert+shameful+flight @ OP here are your recommendations from me. Read those after you have got some perspective with Yasmin Khan's The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan : http://www.amazon.com/Great-Partition-Making-India-Pakistan/dp/0300143338/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1443729318&sr=1-1&keywords=yasmin+khan+great+partition
  20. 2 points
    Hameedeh

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    I was going to tell Sis notme to have a compass if she evacuates in the Hurricane, but IbnSina mentioned compass already. I have a compass in my purse so when I go somewhere else I know which way to turn toward the Qibla. :)
  21. 2 points
    If you know Ayatul Kursi, you can read that every morning when you leave home. :)
  22. 2 points
    notme

    Stampede At Mina [Breaking News]

    Mass graves? What now, the Sauds can't even send them home for proper burial?
  23. 2 points
    dose this work for you? http://vk.com/video-8152398_171393738?list=79aedf97564395a914
  24. 2 points
    Qa'im

    Tusi's Ghayba: Selections

    al-Husayn b. Mansoor al-Hallaj: الحسين بن منصور الحلاج. 376 - أخبرنا الحسين بن إبراهيم، عن أبي العباس أحمد بن علي بن نوح، عن أبي نصر هبة الله بن محمد الكاتب ابن بنت أم كلثوم بنت أبي جعفر العمري قال: لما أراد الله تعالى أن يكشف أمر الحلاج ويظهر فضيحته ويخزيه، وقع له أن أبا سهل إسماعيل بن علي النوبختي (رض) ممن تجوز عليه مخرقته (3) وتتم عليه حيلته، فوجه (4) إليه يستدعيه وظن أن أبا سهل كغيره من الضعفاء في هذا الامر بفرط جهله، وقدر أن يستجره إليه فيتمخرق (به) (5) ويتسوف بانقياده على غيره، فيستتب له ما قصد إليه من الحيلة والبهرجة على الضعفة، لقدر أبي سهل في أنفس الناس ومحله من العلم والادب أيضا عندهم، ويقول له في مراسلته إياه: إني وكيل صاحب الزمان عليه السلام - وبهذا أولا كان يستجر الجهال ثم يعلو منه إلى غيره - وقد أمرت بمراسلتك وإظهار ما تريده من النصرة لك لتقوي نفسك، ولا ترتاب بهذا الامر. فأرسل إليه أبو سهل رضي الله عنه يقول له: إني أسألك أمرا يسيرا يخف مثله عليك في جنب ما ظهر على يديك من الدلائل والبراهين، وهو أني رجل أحب الجواري وأصبو إليهن، ولي منهن عدة أتحظاهن والشيب يبعدني عنهن [ ويبغضني إليهن ] (1) وأحتاج أن أخضبه في كل جمعة، وأتحمل منه مشقة شديدة لاستر عنهن ذلك، وإلا انكشف أمري عندهن، فصار القرب بعدا والوصال هجرا، وأريد أن تغنيني عن الخضاب وتكفيني مؤنته، وتجعل لحيتي سوداء، فإني (2) طوع يديك، وصائر إليك، وقائل بقولك، وداع إلى مذهبك، مع ما لي في ذلك من البصيرة ولك من المعونة. فلما سمع ذلك الحلاج من قوله وجوابه علم أنه قد أخطأ في مراسلته وجهل في الخروج إليه بمذهبه، وأمسك عنه ولم يرد إليه جوابا، ولم يرسل إليه رسولا، وصيره أبو سهل رضي الله عنه أحدوثة وضحكة ويطنز (3) به عند كل أحد (4)، وشهر أمره عند الصغير والكبير، وكان هذا الفعل سببا لكشف أمره وتنفير الجماعة عنه (5). al-Husayn b. Ibrahim from Abu’l `Abbas Ahmad b. `Ali b. Nuh from Abu Nasr Habatullah b. Muhammad al-Katib b. bt. Umm Kulthum bt. Abu Ja`far al-`Amri. He said: When Allah desired to unveil the affair of al-Hallaj and expose him and humiliate him, he assumed that Abu Sahl Isma`il b. `Ali an-Nawbakhti رضي الله عنه was someone who can be deceived by his hoax and taken by his fraud, so he wrote to him. In his excessive ignorance, he assumed that Abu Sahl was like other weak-hearted people regarding this affair, and that he would be able to draw him to himself, deceive him, and secure his loyalty over others. Through him, he would be able to draw more weak-hearted people to his deception and ploy due to the status, knowledge, and etiquette of Abu Sahl in the hearts of the people. He (i.e. al-Hallaj) said to him in one of his letters, “I am the representative of the Patron of Time عليه السلام” – through this, he would first draw the ignorant to himself, then make further claims – “and I have been ordered to write to you and avail you with the help that you want that will strengthen you and prevent you from having doubts about this affair.” So Abu Sahl رضي الله عنه wrote to him, saying, “I will ask you about a thing that is simple in comparison to the signs and proofs that have manifested by your hand: I am a man who loves bondwomen (or, young women) and I am fond of them, and I have a number of bondwomen from them. My grey hairs distance me from them and make them dislike me. I need to dye them every Friday, which is laborious work, to hide them from them. So my nearness to them and intercourse with them has ceased. I want you to relinquish me of the need to dye and its labour, and to make my beard black, for I will be obedient to your hands, believe in you, speak by your words, call to your way, and I have clairvoyance in it with your aid.” So when al-Hallaj heard his words and his response, he realized that his writing to him was a mistake, so he stopped writing to him about his way, nor did he write a response, nor did he sent anymore messengers to him. As a result, Abu Sahl رضي الله عنه would talk, laugh, and joke about him with everyone. His story became famous among the young and the old, and this exposed him affair and caused the community to distance themselves from him.
  25. 2 points
    notme

    How Are Mods Chosen?

    No, that isn't what he said. Some members are immature, impulsive, or irrational. Moderators and administrators are chosen from among those who are (apparently) not. We are all here together for all our various reasons. Nobody is categorically superior or inferior.
  26. 2 points
    Salaam, The following clip shows the last Labbayk of a young Iranian man by the name of "Mohsen Haji Hasani Kargar" who was killed in the stampede. He was a well-renown Quran Reciter. An Egyptian pilgrim was enchanted by his voice and requested permission to record him with his cell phone as they were on their way somewhere a little before the Adhan for Fajr on the day of Eid al-Adha. Once the Egyptian man realized what happened to this young man only a few hours later, he left the recording to the leader of the Iranian caravan. http://roshangari.ir/video/36525 Please recite Fatiha and Salwat. May Allah bless the souls of all of the victims, and grant their families Sabr.
  27. 2 points
    King

    The 1 Percent And Everybody Else

    Actually socialist policies do tend to work well in western countries, some of the most prosperous countries in the western world (Sweden,Switzerland and even Germany etc) are more socialist than the soviet union or China. Strong national health care programs, public education, welfare programs, much stronger unions and very high income tax rates. You couldn't be more wrong. The reason manufacturing jobs have moved to China has nothing to do with the minimum wage. Wages consistently went up for over a century till the 70s when they started stagnating. There is no way an American worker can compete with the Chinese one, this is understood, the solution isn't to reduce wages in America to Chinese levels, this is ridiculous, the solution is to prevent manufacturing jobs from moving overseas in the first place and this can easily be accomplished. In Germany for example, a local firm isn't just allowed to leave a community of workers to rot whenever they feel like it. Management is required to work with unions and give at least a years notice before any such action can take place, the board of directors also include workers representatives. It is one of the main reasons Germany's manufacturing sector is one of the strongest in the world. This makes sense because for decades workers put their heart and souls into bringing a company forward, they should have some say in whether these owners get to move production abroad just to fill their pockets. We also cannot forget the government subsidies, local infrastructure, contract enforcement, huge corporate tax breaks and laws that help these companies out. There is 0 accountability when it comes to the corporate class, they move and do as they please, while working people suffer the consequences of management decisions they have no say in. Unions helped built this country and its standard of living, without them you wouldn't have a 40 hour work week or relatively humane treatment of employees. The rise of inequality in the US and Canada is heavily correlated with the reduction of private sector unions. Regulation isn't the problem, it was deregulation of the financial markets in the 70s that brought upon this mess, ever since then corporate profits soared to record levels while everyone else got poorer. It is unfortunate that you do not seem to care about worker safety or cleanliness, for most people these remain priorities. It is a difficult question to answer scientifically, but by most accounts (study of human history/literature) human nature is generally good. Even if for arguments sake you can establish that there are more bad aspects to human nature than good ones, the question then becomes should we implement a system which allows the negative tendencies to flourish or good ones? Capitalism inherently promotes greed and makes a value out of the pursuit of self interest. What sort of tendencies do we expect this sort of value system to encourage? The results are there for everyone to see, you are constantly looking to undermine fellow human beings or your competition. No sane person wants functions this way, it isn't healthy. In our families we are always looking to share and collaborate, this is also what comes natural to us and so it is better to look for alternative systems that encourage us to express these values.
  28. 2 points
    Abu Hadi

    Meaningless Mutahs

    There are two issues here, First, from the Hukum Sharia standpoint, she does not need her father's permission since she is not living with him, i.e. financially independent. This is according to Sayyid Sistani(ha). I can c/p the fatwa if requested. Second, it seems like, from what you said that she wants this guy who is already married but the culture / society is against it. It seems that he told her that he won't marry her permanently but will do mutah with her. I guess she is fine with that, and if he is fine with that then this is between them, and I don't know why everyone is condemning her for that ? Islamically there is nothing wrong with it, although it is not the ideal solution, but it is better for her than the current situation she is in. Islam recommends being married and not being single. So she is getting married. So why all the fuss ? Obviously, the better solution would be if she found a guy who is single who she wanted and who wants her and they could make a family together. But she figures that now that she is 30, the chances of that happening are not very good, so she is going with the best option that is available and acceptable to her. Islam gives us freedom of choice within the halal and she is exercising that choice. She is intelligent, I agree, but she is exercising her intelligence in a way that is not commonly done, especially by women from certain cultures, so most people don't appreciate this type of intelligence. She is making lemonade out of lemons, and that is a sign of intelligence. The only thing I would say is that she should not go into this relationship expecting that this guy will at some point change his mind and marry her permanently.He doesn't have to do that, and there is a good chance he won't , since he already has a family. I would also recommend that she not get into this relationship if his permanent wife is not aware that he is going to marry again, otherwise she will be in for alot of troubles. BTW, this is not that uncommon, for women at this age (around 30) to make this calculation. That they would rather be with a man who they love and want to be with but he is already married, than be with a guy who their family or society forces on them. Although he is single, there is no emotional connection there. I am not saying it is the ideal choice, but it is a better choice than living with a man whom they feel no connection with or being single. Also, I would say that if they both agree and this marriage is fulfilling her needs and keeping her away from haram, then it is not meaningless, it is very meaningful because it is preserving her deen.
  29. 2 points
    Happy birthday to one of the kewlest dudes on the internets. Repenter is not only a great brother with great insight, he is also an expert in all that tech witchcraft, which makes him a valuable asset (?) to our community. Also: he's a hard core hezbo. Not a margarine hezbollahi like me. At the same time, he is pro-unity and all that. What a great man. If he ran for president, I would vote for him except for the fact that he would kill everyone. So don't vote for him.
  30. 1 point
    kamyar

    Stampede At Mina [Breaking News]

    Yes, he visited their families. Things written in the picture above are mentioned on the official website of interior ministry: http://www.moi.ir/Portal/Home/ShowPage.aspx?Object=NEWS&CategoryID=541ac873-3706-4f31-97e7-5cd6d51170eb&WebPartID=aac8d621-2ba1-4dd9-b3a0-7d4e5626d249&ID=9593963c-fa27-4ffc-b1d0-a2b5b349dd1d But it seems he didn't confirm their death. They are still missing, although… http://www.rajanews.com/news/223794
  31. 1 point
    Yeah, I took all of those pictures earlier today. I got a bunch of other tools as well there's one more tool I want to buy, its like a mini hatchet with a hammer on its back side that you can wear on your belt. They are my man toys :D It's like when I was young I used to play with legos, now I play with fire and knives haha.
  32. 1 point
    Reza

    Stampede At Mina [Analysis And Debate]

    It was an ok article, but then why does the author drag Iran through the mud with KSA, as if they share equal culpability and have parallel political systems? They don't.
  33. 1 point
    Reza

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    Didn't know that. I've heard the name of this book for so long, without actually knowing what it's about.
  34. 1 point
    Reza

    Muslims Losing Faith.

    It's probably due to peripheral identity/personal/cultural/political/social reasons then it is some pure, core academic theological motivation. These people were never engligtened superhumans to begin with, they simply inherited a "community" at birth (conflated with "religion"), and they don't want it anymore, so they throw the baby with the bathwater, as they say. Their interpretation of Islam is restricted to a code for a group dynamic, and probably less an individual spiritual endeavor or metaphysical philosophy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don't_throw_the_baby_out_with_the_bathwater
  35. 1 point
    You could just place both your hands on your chest but seperated. I think that is legit for shia women.
  36. 1 point
    starlight

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    I want to watch you tube videos like everyone else :p Honestly, sometimes it's so frustrating reading a discussion about something that appears a blank wall to you.
  37. 1 point
    Wahdat

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    no fear... https://youtu.be/1xEQ2orTjKk
  38. 1 point
    Repentant

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    so your saying its a good book?
  39. 1 point
    If you read about the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet SA, he fasted a lot when he was young. Later on he was fasting on Mondays and Thursdays. No matter what his age, he had a schedule for fasting: Please see Chapter 17: The Adab of Sawm (Fasting) http://www.al-islam.org/sunan-an-nabi-sayyid-muhammad-husayn-tabatabai Imam Khomeini RA recommended to fast on Monday and Thursday: http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235009533-ayatollah-khomeinis-advice/
  40. 1 point
    mina

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    Will be travelling in a few hours...please keep me in your prayers.bless you.
  41. 1 point
    You aren't the only Shia who prefers to listen to Sunni speakers. This doesn't mean you have a problem with Shi'ism itself, but simply that these speakers are of a higher quality (at least in English). I'm guessing that the kind of lectures you listen to are about 'non-sectarian' topics, rather than glorifications of Abu Bakr and `Umar, which I don't really think is a problem. There is nothing wrong in taking goodness wherever you find it, and only people with weak minds or weak faith would have a problem with you listening to non-Shia speakers.
  42. 1 point
    It is good to see Ayatullah Khamenei criticising not his own title but what the followers interpret it to be the logical conclusion of the doctrine under which Iran is run. All of us have met and heard people who defend the inviolability and sanctity of the office of the Wali al-faqih so fanatically as to to propel the holder of the title to a level and position which are not rightfully his. So when Ayatullah Khamenei criticises the attitudes of the very same fanatical followers, those people need to pay him heed. But will they? That said, we know from history that Ayatullah Khamenei before he was chosen to be the Wali al-faqih did not hold exactly the same view about the technical aspects of the doctrine as his predecessor Ayatullah Khomeini did when he ruled Iran under WF. The latter once administered a mild rebuke to Ayatullah Khamenei for failing to understand the practical extent and scope of the doctrine of Wali al-faqih. So perhaps Ayatullah Khamenei, even though very little on this subject comes out directly from the speeches or writings, probably does not see Wilayat-e-Faqih in the same way as other jurists, including Ayatullah Khomeini, saw it. Like, I'm only wondering what Ayatullah Mesbah Yazdi would be thinking of those comments of the Rahbar. Probably shaking his head.
  43. 1 point
    Ali Hadi.

    The Book Of Fasting

    Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem Assalamu Alaykum By the end of this month, I aim to provide all of the reliable narrations from the Book of Fasting in Kitab al Kafi [Arabic with English translation], using the gradings of al-Majlisee. InshaAllah we can all benefit from it and extend our knowledge of this holy month, and InshaAllah this could be used in the future by others. عَلِيٌّ عَنْ أَبِيهِ وَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ عَنِ الْفَضْلِ بْنِ شَاذَانَ جَمِيعاً عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ بَعْضِ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ أَوْحَى اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ إِلَى مُوسَى ( عليه السلام ) مَا يَمْنَعُكَ مِنْ مُنَاجَاتِي فَقَالَ يَا رَبِّ أُجِلُّكَ عَنِ الْمُنَاجَاةِ لِخُلُوفِ فَمِ الصَّائِمِ فَأَوْحَى اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ إِلَيْهِ يَا مُوسَى لَخُلُوفُ فَمِ الصَّائِمِ أَطْيَبُ عِنْدِي مِنْ رِيحِ الْمِسْكِ Ali, from his father, and Muhammad b. Isma'il, from al Fadhl b. Shadhan, all from b. Abi Umayr, from a number of our companions, from Ja'far al Sadiq [as]: he said: Allah [swt] revealed to Musa a revelation [saying]: What keeps you from speaking to Me? He [as] said: O' Lord, it is to keep away the bad breath of fasting in honor of your glory, so Allah [swt] revealed to him a revelation [saying]: O' Musa, the smell of the breath from the mouth of a fasting person is more beloved to me than the smell of musk. [volume 4, hadith 6229] Majlisi: Hasan and could equal sahih (حسن ويمكن أن يعد صحيحا) مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ عَنِ الْفَضْلِ بْنِ شَاذَانَ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ مَنْ لَمْ يُغْفَرْ لَهُ فِي شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ لَمْ يُغْفَرْ لَهُ إِلَى قَابِلٍ إِلَّا أَنْ يَشْهَدَ عَرَفَةَ Muhammad b. Isma'il, from al Fadhl b. Shadhan, from b. Abi Umayr, from Hisham b. al Hakam, from Ja'far al Sadiq [as]: He said: He who is not forgiven in the month of Ramadhan, will not be not be forgiven unless he attends Arafah. [volume 4, hadith 6236] Majlisi: Majhool, not short of sahih (مجهول لا يقصر عن الصحيح) Muhammad b. Yahya, from from Ahmed b. Muhammad and Muhammad b. al Hussain, from Muhamamd b. Yahya al Khath'ami, from Ghiyath ibn Ibrahim, from Ja'far al Sadiq [as], from Muhammad al Baqir [as]: Amir al Mu'mineen said: Do not say 'Ramadhan, rather say 'the month of Ramadhan', because you do not know what Ramadhan is. [volume 4, hadith 6245] Majlisi: Muwathaq (موثق) عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ وَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ جَمِيعاً عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ حَمَّادِ بْنِ عُثْمَانَ عَنِ الْحَلَبِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ إِنَّهُ سُئِلَ عَنِ الْأَهِلَّةِ فَقَالَ هِيَ أَهِلَّةُ الشُّهُورِ فَإِذَا رَأَيْتَ الْهِلَالِ فَصُمْ وَ إِذَا رَأَيْتَهُ فَأَفْطِرْ Ali b. Ibrahim, from his father and Muhammad b. Yahya, from Ahmed b. Muhammad, all from b. Abi Umayr, from Hammad b. Uthman, from al Halabi, from Ja'far al Sadiq: He was asked about about the crescents, and he replied: It refers to the new moon of the months, if you see the new moon, begin fasting, and when you see the new moon [again], discontinue. [volume 4, hadith 6256] Majlisi: sahih (صحيح) حَمَّادٌ عَنِ الْحَلَبِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ كَانَ عَلِيٌّ ( عليه السلام ) يَقُولُ لَا أُجِيزُ فِي الْهِلَالِ إِلَّا شَهَادَةَ رَجُلَيْنِ عَدْلَيْنِ Hammad, from al Halabi, from Ja'far al Sadiq [as]: Ali [as] used to say: I will not accept the crescent unless I have the testimony of two just witnesses. [volume 4, hadith 6257] Majlisi: sahih (صحيح) مُحَمَّدُ بْنِ يَحْيَى عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنِ الْعَلَاءِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ مُسْلِمٍ قَالَ لَا تَجُوزُ شَهَادَةُ النِّسَاءِ فِي الْهِلَالِ . Muhammad b. Yahya, from Muhammad b. al Hussain, from Ali b. al Hakam, from al 'Ala', from Muhammad ibn Muslim: He [the Imam] said: The testimony of women is not acceptable in the case of seeing the crescent. [volume 4, hadith 6258] Majlisi: sahih (صحيح) عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ حَمَّادِ بْنِ عُثْمَانَ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ قَالَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ صَلَوَاتُ اللَّهِ عَلَيْهِ لَا تَجُوزُ شَهَادَةُ النِّسَاءِ فِي الْهِلَالِ وَ لَا تَجُوزُ إِلَّا شَهَادَةُ رَجُلَيْنِ عَدْلَنِ Ali b. Ibrahim, from his father, from Ibn Abi Umayr, from Hammad ibn Uthman, from Ja'far al Sadiq [as]: Amir al Mu'mineen [as] said: It is not permissible to accept the testimony of women in the case of seeing the crescent, and it is not permissible but by the testimony of two just men. [volume 4, hadith 6259] Majlisi: hasan (حسن) عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ سَيْفِ بْنِ عَمِيرَةَ عَنِ الْفَضْلِ بْنِ عُثْمَانَ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) لَيْسَ عَلَى أَهْلِ الْقِبْلَةِ إِلَّا الرُّؤْيَةُ لَيْسَ عَلَى الْمُسْلِمِينَ إِلَّا الرُّؤْيَةُ . A number of our companions, from Ahmed b. Muhammad b. Isa, from Ali b. al Hakam, from Sayf ibn Umayra, from al Fadhl b. Uthman: he said: Ja'far al Sadiq [as] said: There is nothing upon the people of the Qibla [ka'bah] except that they must see the crescent. There is nothing upon the Muslims except that they must see the crescent. [volume 4, hadith 6260] Majlisi: sahih (صحيح) أَحْمَدُ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ أَبِي أَيُّوبَ الْخَزَّازِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ مُسْلِمٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ إِذَا رَأَيْتُمُ الْهِلَالَ فَصُومُوا وَ إِذَا رَأَيْتُمُوهُ فَأَفْطِرُوا وَ لَيْسَ بِالرَّأْيِ وَ لَا بِالتَّظَنِّي وَ لَيْسَ الرُّؤْيَةَ أَنْ يَقُومَ عَشَرَةُ نَفَرٍ فَيَقُولَ وَاحِدٌ هُوَ ذَا وَ يَنْظُرُ تِسْعَةٌ فَلَا يَرَوْنَهُ لَكِنْ إِذَا رَآهُ وَاحِدٌ رَآهُ أَلْفٌ . Ahmed, from Ali b. al Hakam, from Abu Ayyub al Khazzaz, from Muhammad b. Muslim, from Muhammad al Baqir [as]: If you see the crescent, then fast, and if you see it [again], then discontinue. And it is not by opinions and conjectures, if out of ten, one bears witness to seeing the crescent, and the other nine cannot see it, then it is not visible. If one can see it, a thousand can see it. [volume 4, hadith 6261] Majlisi: sahih (صحيح) عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ حَمَّادٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ إِذَا رَأَوُا الْهِلَالَ قَبْلَ الزَّوَالِ فَهُوَ لِلَيْلَتِهِ الْمَاضِيَةِ وَ إِذَا رَأَوْهُ بَعْدَ الزَّوَالِ فَهُوَ لِلَيْلَتِهِ الْمُسْتَقْبَلَةِ . Ali b. Ibrahim, from his father, from b. Abi Umayr, from Hammad, from Ja'far al Sadiq [as]: If they can see the crescent before al-Zawwal [decline of the sun westwards] then it is that night, but if they see it after al-Zawwal, then it is the coming night. [volume 1, hadith 6265] Majlisi: hasan (حسن) أَحْمَدُ بْنُ إِدْرِيسَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ عَنْ يَعْقُوبَ بْنِ يَزِيدَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ مُرَازِمٍ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ إِذَا تَطَوَّقَ الْهِلَالُ فَهُوَ لِلَيْلَتَيْنِ وَ إِذَا رَأَيْتَ ظِلَّ رَأْسِكَ فِيهِ فَهُوَ لِثَلَاثِ لَيَالٍ . Ahmed b. Idris, from Muhamamd b. Ahmed, from Ya'qub ibn Yazeed, from Muhammad b. Muzazim, from his father, from Ja'far al Sadiq [as]: If the crescent forms a crown around it, then it is two nights old, and if you can see the shadow of your head it is three night old. Majlisi: sahih (صحيح) To be continued...
  44. 1 point
    Ali Hadi.

    The Book Of Fasting

    عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ حَمَّادِ بْنِ عُثْمَانَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ مُسْلِمٍ قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) إِذَا صُمْتَ فَلْيَصُمْ سَمْعُكَ وَ بَصَرُكَ وَ شَعْرُكَ وَ جِلْدُكَ وَ عَدَّدَ أَشْيَاءَ غَيْرَ هَذَا وَ قَالَ لَا يَكُونُ يَوْمُ صَوْمِكَ كَيَوْمِ فِطْرِكَ Ali b. Ibrahim, from his father, from b. Abi Umayr, from Hammad b. Uthman, from Muhammad b. Muslim: He said: Ja’far al Sadiq [as] said: If you fast, then your ears fast, and your eyes fast, and your hair fasts, and your skin fasts… And he recalled many different things, then he [as] said: The day in which you fast must not be like a normal day. [volume 4, hadith 6285]. Hasan [حسن] عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ حَمَّادِ بْنِ عُثْمَانَ وَ غَيْرِهِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ لَا يُنْشَدُ الشِّعْرُ بِلَيْلٍ وَ لَا يُنْشَدُ فِي شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ بِلَيْلٍ وَ لَا نَهَارٍ فَقَالَ لَهُ إِسْمَاعِيلُ يَا أَبَتَاهْ فَإِنَّهُ فِينَا قَالَ وَ إِنْ كَانَ فِينَا Ali b. Ibrahim, from his father, from b. Abi Umayr, from Hammad b. Uthman and others who said: Ja’far al Sadiq [as] said: Do not recite poems during the night, and do not recite them in the month of Ramadhan whether it be during the night or during the day. Isma’il then said to him: O’ my father, but they are about us. So he [as] said: Even if they are about us. Hasan [حسن] عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ مَنْصُورِ بْنِ يُونُسَ عَنْ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) يَقُولُ الْكَذِبَةُ تَنْقُضُ الْوُضُوءَ وَ تُفَطِّرُ الصَّائِمَ قَالَ قُلْتُ هَلَكْنَا قَالَ لَيْسَ حَيْثُ تَذْهَبُ إِنَّمَا ذَلِكَ الْكَذِبُ عَلَى اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ وَ عَلَى رَسُولِهِ وَ عَلَى الْأَئِمَّةِ عليهم السلام Ali b. Ibrahim, from his father, from b. Abi Umayr, from Mansur b. Yunus, from Abi Basir: He said: I heard Ja’far al Sadiq [as] say: Lying breaks wudhu and breaks the fast. I said: We are perished. He [as] said: It is not the way you think. Verily that is for the lies upon Allah, and upon his Messenger, and upon the Imams. Hasan or Muwathaq [حسن أو موثق]
  45. 1 point
    Ali Hadi.

    The Book Of Fasting

    عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ حَمْزَةَ بْنِ يَعْلَى عَنْ زَكَرِيَّا بْنِ آدَمَ عَنِ الْكَاهِلِيِّ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) عَنِ الْيَوْمِ الَّذِي يُشَكُّ فِيهِ مِنْ شَعْبَانَ قَالَ لَأَنْ أَصُومَ يَوْماً مِنْ شَعْبَانَ أَحَبُّ إِلَيَّ مِنْ أَنْ أُفْطِرَ يَوْماً مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ . A number of our companions, from Ahmed b. Muhammad, from Hamzah b. Ya’la, from Zakariyyah b. Adam, from al Kahifiyy: He said: I asked Ja’far al Sadiq [as] about the day where one doubts as to whether it is Sha’ban [or Ramadhan]. He [as] said: Fasting a day from Sha’ban is more beloved to me than breaking my fast on a day from the month of Ramadhan. [volume 4, hadith 6275]. Hasan [حسن] عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ يُونُسَ عَنْ سَمَاعَةَ قَالَ سَأَلْتُهُ عَنِ الْيَوْمِ الَّذِي يُشَكُّ فِيهِ مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ لَا يَدْرِي أَ هُوَ مِنْ شَعْبَانَ أَوْ مِنْ رَمَضَانَ فَصَامَهُ فَكَانَ مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ قَالَ هُوَ يَوْمٌ وُفِّقَ لَهُ وَ لَا قَضَاءَ عَلَيْهِ . Ali b. Ibrahim, from Muhammad b. Isa, from Yunus, from Sama’ah: I asked him [the Imam] about the day where one doubts as to whether it is the month of Ramadhan, he does not know whether the day is from Sha’ban or the month of Ramadhan, so he fasted and it was Ramadhan. He [as] sad: It was a day in which he was fortunate and there is no Qadha [obligatory, compensatory fast] upon him. [volume 4, hadith 6276]. Muwathaq [موثق] عَلِيٌّ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ مُعَاوِيَةَ بْنِ وَهْبٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لِأَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) الرَّجُلُ يَصُومُ الْيَوْمَ الَّذِي يَشُكُّ فِيهِ مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ فَيَكُونُ كَذَلِكَ فَقَالَ هُوَ شَيْءٌ وُفِّقَ لَهُ . Ali, from his father, from b. Abi Umayr, from Mu’awiyah b. Wahb: He said: I said to Ja’far al Sadiq [as]: [What if] A man fasts a day which he doubts whether it is the month of Ramadhan and it actually is. He [as] said: He was fortunate.[volume 4, hadith 6277] Hasan [حسن] عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِي الصُّهْبَانِ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ رِبَاطٍ عَنْ سَعِيدٍ الْأَعْرَجِ قَالَ قُلْتُ لِأَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) إِنِّي صُمْتُ الْيَوْمَ الَّذِي يُشَكُّ فِيهِ فَكَانَ مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ أَ فَأَقْضِيهِ قَالَ لَا هُوَ يَوْمٌ وُفِّقْتَ لَهُ . A number of our companions, from Ahmed b. Muhammad, from Muhammad b. Abi al Subhan, from Ali b. al Hussain b. Ribat, from Sa’eed al A’raj: He said: I said to Ja’far al Sadiq [as]: I fasted a day where it was doubtful, and it was actually Ramadhan. Shall I do Qadha? He [as] said: No, it is a day in which you were fortunate. [volume 4, hadith 6278] sahih [صحيح] أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي الصُّهْبَانِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ بَكْرِ بْنِ جَنَاحٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ شَجَرَةَ عَنْ بَشِيرٍ النَّبَّالِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ سَأَلْتُهُ عَنْ صَوْمِ يَوْمِ الشَّكِّ فَقَالَ صُمْهُ فَإِنْ يَكُ مِنْ شَعْبَانَ كَانَ تَطَوُّعاً وَ إِنْ يَكُ مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ فَيَوْمٌ وُفِّقْتَ لَهُ . Ahmed b. Muhammad, from b. Abi al Subhan, from Muhammad b. Bakr b. Janah, from Ali b. Shajarah, from Basheer al Nabbal, from Ja’far al Sadiq [as]: He said: I asked him [as] about fasting on the day where there is doubt. He [as] said: Fast, for if it is Sha’ban, then it is optional, and if it is Ramadhan, it is fortunate for you. [volume 4, hadith 6279] Hasan [حسن]
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    Ali Hadi.

    The Book Of Fasting

    Before I continue I'll just correct a couple of mistakes [sorry]. The hadith with the reference volume 1, hadith 6265 is meant to be volume 4, hadith 6265. Also, I missed out the reference for the final hadith up there, which is volume 4, hadith 6266. Lastly I missed out the Arabic for the third narration which is: مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ يَحْيَى الْخَثْعَمِيِّ عَنْ غِيَاثِ بْنِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ أَبِيهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ قَالَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ صَلَوَاتُ اللَّهِ عَلَيْهِ لَا تَقُولُوا رَمَضَانَ وَ لَكِنْ قُولُوا شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ فَإِنَّكُمْ لَا تَدْرُونَ مَا رَمَضَانُ . Apologies for that.
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    I am astonished to see how no one commented on what our classical scholars had to say about it, as in if they were all wrong in rejecting it and their opinions hold little to no weight.
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    (salam) Ibrahim bin Hashim. In the search for his reliability, I came across direct evidence that Ahmad bin Muhammad al-Ashari, the one famous partly for criticising various narrators, was aware, and a companion, of Ibrahim. This is perhaps an evidence that Ibrahim is not dha`eef and that his hadiths are not suspect. [3480] وَ فِي ثَوَابِ الْأَعْمَالِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ عَنِ الصَّفَّارِ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ قَالَ كُنْتُ أَنَا وَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ هَاشِمٍ فِي بَعْضِ الْمَقَابِرِ إِذْ جَاءَ إِلَى قَبْرٍ فَجَلَسَ مُسْتَقْبِلَ الْقِبْلَةِ ثُمَّ وَضَعَ يَدَهُ عَلَى الْقَبْرِ فَقَرَأَ سَبْعَ مَرَّاتٍ إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ ثُمَّ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي صَاحِبُ هَذَا الْقَبْرِ وَ هُوَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ بَزِيعٍ أَنَّهُ مَنْ زَارَ قَبْرَ مُؤْمِنٍ فَقَرَأَ عِنْدَهُ سَبْعَ مَرَّاتٍ إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ غَفَرَ اللَّهُ لَهُ وَ لِصَاحِبِ الْقَبْرِ And in Thawab al-Amal (p199): Narrated to me, Muhammad bin al-Hasan. He said: Muhammad bin al-Hasan as-Saffar narrated to me from Ahmad bin Muhammad. He said: I and Ibrahim bin Hashim were amongst some of the graves when he reached a grave. So he sat, facing the qibla, then placed his hands on the grave, and read - seven times - surat al-Qadr. Then he said: the companion of this grave narrated to me - and he is Muhammad bin Ismail bin Bazi` that whoever visits the grave of a believer and reads surat al-Qadr at it seven times, then verily Allah sends his forgiveness to him and the companion of the grave. (It is to be noted that the athar of Ibn Bazi` is actually a mursal hadith). However, there are alternative chains for this hadith and they indicate a different version of events occurred: [3475] مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَعْقُوبَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ يَحْيَى عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ قَالَ كُنْتُ بِفَيْدَ فَمَشَيْتُ مَعَ عَلِيِّ بْنِ بِلَالٍ إِلَى قَبْرِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ بَزِيعٍ فَقَالَ لِي عَلِيُّ بْنُ بِلَالٍ قَالَ لِي صَاحِبُ هَذَا الْقَبْرِ عَنِ الرِّضَا ع قَالَ مَنْ أَتَى قَبْرَ أَخِيهِ ثُمَّ وَضَعَ يَدَهُ عَلَى الْقَبْرِ وَ قَرَأَ إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ سَبْعَ مَرَّاتٍ أَمِنَ يَوْمَ الْفَزَعِ الْأَكْبَرِ أَوْ يَوْمَ الْفَزَعِ وَ رَوَاهُ ابْنُ قُولَوَيْهِ فِي الْمَزَارِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ يَعْقُوبَ وَ عَنْ جَمَاعَةِ مَشَايِخِهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ يَحْيَى Muhammad bin Yaqub from Muhammad bin Yahya from Muhammad bin Ahmad bin Yahya. He said: I was in Fayd so I walked with Ali bin Bilal to the grave of Muhammad bin Ismail bin Bazi`. So Ali bin Bilal said to me: The companion of this grave said to me, from ar-Ridha [a], who said: Whoever arrives at the grave of his believing brother, then places his hands on the grave, and reads surat al-Qadr seven times is safe from the day of the greatest fear, or [perhaps he said] the day of the fear. And Ibn Qulawayh narrated in al-Mazar from Muhammad bin Yaqub and a number of his shaykhs from Muhammad bin Yahya. In Kamil, Ibn Qulawayh's turuq are: [ 808 ] 3 - حدثني أبي ومحمد بن يعقوب وجماعة مشايخي رحمهم الله ، عن محمد بن يحيى ، عن محمد بن أحمد بن يحيى ، قال : [ 809 ] 4 - حدثني محمد بن الحسين بن مت الجوهري ، عن محمد بن أحمد بن يحيى بن عمران ، قال : كنت بفيد فقال محمد بن علي بن بلال [3476] وَ رَوَاهُ الشَّيْخُ بِإِسْنَادِهِ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ يَعْقُوبَ مِثْلَهُ إِلَّا أَنَّهُ قَالَ مَنْ أَتَى قَبْرَ أَخِيهِ الْمُؤْمِنِ مِنْ أَيِّ نَاحِيَةٍ يَضَعُ يَدَهُ وَ قَرَأَ إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ And the Shaykh reported through his chain from Muhammad bin Yaqub likewise, except that he said: whoever comes to the grave of his believing from any direction, places his hands, and reads surat al-Qadr. [3477] وَ رَوَاهُ الْكَشِّيُّ فِي كِتَابِ الرِّجَالِ نَقْلًا مِنْ كِتَابِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ بُنْدَارَ بِخَطِّهِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ يَحْيَى قَالَ كُنْتُ بِفَيْدَ وَ ذَكَرَ نَحْوَهُ إِلَى أَنْ قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِي صَاحِبُ هَذَا الْقَبْرِ يَعْنِي مُحَمَّدَ بْنَ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ بَزِيعٍ أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ ع يَقُولُ مَنْ زَارَ قَبْرَ أَخِيهِ الْمُؤْمِنِ فَجَلَسَ عِنْدَ قَبْرِهِ وَ اسْتَقْبَلَ الْقِبْلَةَ وَ وَضَعَ يَدَهُ عَلَى الْقَبْرِ فَقَرَأَ إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ سَبْعَ مَرَّاتٍ أَمِنَ مِنَ الْفَزَعِ الْأَكْبَرِ And Abu Amr al-Kashshi reported in the book of rijal copied from the book of Muhammad bin al-Hussain bin Bundar al-Qummi (written) in his handwriting: He said: Narrated to me Muhammad bin Yahya from Muhammad bin Ahmad bin Yahya who said: I was in Fayd and he mentioned (the report) similarly until he said: the companion of this grave informed me, meaning Muhammad bin Ismail bin Bazi, that he heard Aba Jafar (a) say: whoever visits the grave of his believing brother, and sits at the grave, faces the qibla, and places hands upon the grave, and so reads surat al-Qadr seven times is safe from the greatest fear. [3478] وَ رَوَاهُ النَّجَاشِيُّ فِي كِتَابِ الرِّجَالِ قَالَ قَالَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى أَخْبَرَنِي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ يَحْيَى قَالَ كُنْتُ بِفَيْدَ وَ ذَكَرَ نَحْوَهُ إِلَى أَنْ قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِي صَاحِبُ هَذَا الْقَبْرِ يَعْنِي مُحَمَّدَ بْنَ إِسْمَاعِيلَ أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ ع يَقُولُ مَنْ زَارَ قَبْرَ أَخِيهِ الْمُؤْمِنِ وَ وَضَعَ يَدَهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ قَرَأَ إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ سَبْعَ مَرَّاتٍ أَمِنَ مِنَ الْفَزَعِ الْأَكْبَرِ And an-Najashi reported in the book of rijal. He said: Muhammad bin Yahya said: Muhammad bin Ahmad bin Yahya narrated to me. He said: I was in Fayd and he mentioned it similarly until he said: the companion of this grave narrated to me, meaning Muhammad bin Ismail bin Bazi, that he heard Aba Jafar (a) say: whoever visits the grave of his believing brother, and places his hands upon it, and reads surat al-Qadr seven times, is safe from the greatest fear. [3479] مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ قَالَ قَالَ الرِّضَا ع مَا مِنْ عَبْدٍ زَارَ قَبْرَ مُؤْمِنٍ فَقَرَأَ عِنْدَهُ إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ سَبْعَ مَرَّاتٍ إِلَّا غَفَرَ اللَّهُ لَهُ وَ لِصَاحِبِ الْقَبْرِ Muhammad bin Ali bin al-Hussain said: ar-Ridha said: There is not a slave who visits the grave of a believer, and reads surat al-Qadr at it seven times, except that Allah forgives him and the companion of the grave. ------- So: -Thawab as-Sadooq from Ibn al-Walid from Saffar from Ahmad bin Muhammad. He is with Ibrahim bin Hashim. The reward is narrated as an athar from Ibn Bazi. versus -Kulayni + Ibn Qawluwayh from his shaykhs from Muhammad bin Yahya from Muhammad bin Ahmad bin Yahya. He is with Ali bin Bilal. The reward is narrated as a hadith from Ibn Bazi from ar-Ridha (a). -Kashshi from Muhammad bin al-Hussain bin Bundar from Muhammad bin Yahya from Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Yahya. He is with Ali bin Bilal. The reward is narrated as a hadith from Ibn Bazi from Abu Jafar (a). -Najashi in a mursal fashion from Muhammad bin Yahya from Muhammad bin Ahmad bin Yahya. He is with Ali bin Bilal. The reward is narrated as a hadith from Ibn Bazi from Abu Jafar (a). -Sadooq reports a mursal hadith from ar-Ridha about the reward. It is unlikely that this incident occurred for both Muhammad bin Ahmad+Ali bin Bilal and for Ahmad bin Muhammad and Ibrahim bin Hashim. There are too many similarities in the wording, the sequence of events, and the description. For example, both refer to Ibn Bazi` as sahib al-qabr. This hadith is mudhtarib. Muhammad bin Ahmad al-Ashari has been flipped to become Ahmad bin Muhammad al-Ashari. In addition to this, Sadooq reports al-Ashari as being with Ibrahim bin Hashim, instead of Ali bin Bilal. Furthermore, although the hadiths (except for Sadooq's) come from Muhammad bin Yahya, they differ on which Imam (ar-Ridha or al-Jawad (a)) the reward is narrated from. It seems to be Kulayni + Ibn Qawluwayh his shaykhs versus Muhammad bin al-Hussain bin Bundar. So when Sadooq reports from Ibn al-Walid from Saffar, then one of them has made mistakes in their reporting. Sadooq writes it as such: حدثني محمد بن الحسن قال حدثني محمد بن الحسن الصفار عن أحمد ابن محمد قال This suggests an oral transmission. Therefore, the variant of the hadith quoted first in this post is not reliable evidence that Ahmad bin Muhammad, the famous rijali, was a companion of Ibrahim bin Hashim, and the hadith itself is mudhtarib. I searched for scholars who have also noticed this. I found: Hadi an-Najafi in ألف حديث في المؤمن p202: أقول : الرواية من حيث السند صحيحة ولكن لمن تنقل من المعصوم شيئا ، ولكن الظاهر اتحادها مع صحيحة علي بن بلال المذكورة آنفا وعليه فمتنها من مولانا علي بن موسى الرضا عليه آلاف التحية والثناء . والروايات في هذا الباب كثيرة وذكرنا لك خمسة من صحاحها . إن شئت راجع كتب الاخبار منها جامع أحاديث الشيعة 3 / 537 و 12 / 625 ووسائل الشيعة 3 / 222 وما بعدها من طبع آل البيت . I say: the report has a Sahih Isnad, but (here) it is not coming from an infallible, but the apparent is it being the same incident decribed by the Sahiha of Ali bin Bilal mentioned previously, and upon that the Matn would be from our master Ali bin Musa al-Ridha - upon him a thousand tahiya and salam... So he too says that the incident only happened once.
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    Correction! Heath ledger is the greatest villain of all time :D
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