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  1. That does not surprise me at all to be honest, we do not have faces and names here, only akhlaq and knowledge. InshaAllah there will be a day when these sisters and brothers are as much accepted in our local communities as they are here and that we do not let our individual cultural backgrounds and back striving ideals and prejudices cloud our minds and judgment.
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  2. It was near midnight, i was in car going home with headache. I realised that i was running all the day without drinking water, though i had tea and coffee but no proper water intake. It is not pleasant feeling to be dehydrated. Your manners stuck in your nose and headache struck you with anxiety. Similar but more sever discomfort come from staying under hot sun for long time. Imam Hussain was without water for days. He was in desert under the hot sun for months. He was at war and his enemies were the least courteous. Surprisingly though, what history preserved of his sayings and his companions
    7 points
  3. And at 500 posts I decided to turn into a sea otter.
    6 points
  4. Repentant

    'learn To' Thread

    Sallam Alykum, I will use this thread to compile a list of guides. Learn to Pray Source 1 Source 2
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  7. Another 2 weeks till my paycheck. Yesterday night I was telling myself that I am wonder woman, because I am always wondering where my money went :D
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  8. Assalomaliekum to all of my brothers and sisters, As we all are aware that the opposition is tightening its position with false news creating hatred, false information and a disunity among muslims around the world. The biggest problem is that there are no blogs/news agencies except the few making a least impact to counter the falsehood of biased media. To ensure the mandatory voice of the muslims around the world are clearly heard and the message of rightness travels among the internet users, I thought to start a news blog targeting the niche of Middle East particularly to start a media wa
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  9. `al-salam, No one is denying the 'claims of love' these communities hold for the Imam [a.s]. What is being is rejected, is the connection of Hindus to the account, in the context of reputable historical literature. Let's not attribute such tales to our Imams [a.s]. Are you aware of the consequences of doing so? Islamicaly speaking.
    4 points
  10. Such folk tale has no contextual evidence in Shīʿah or Sunnī ḥadīth literature, nor their famous records on the account. Please contemplate critically before passing off such tales. Wa `al-salam
    4 points
  11. Took my sister out to a Turkish restaurant. Got the family special for four. Took and hour to eat it all. Then we waddled home. :)
    4 points
  12. /me pulls Gaius out of the corner
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  13. You guys need to chill. It was a joke. Jeez.
    4 points
  14. Reasons why iSIS does not seem Muslim to me: 1. It was initially referred to as ISIL. The L standing for Levant. No brown person calls Sham 'Levant', only white academics do. 2. The ISIS media campaign. Very slick isn't it? They even have their own in-house magazine. How many other Muslim organisations, even state backed ones are as professional? These guys also know how to push all the western public-opinion buttons when it comes to making people feel horrified about Islam. You don't get that understanding of the western psyche having spent your life in Baghdad or Damascus. 3. Following
    4 points
  15. Bakir

    How Gay Is Pakistan?

    It is important to keep in mind, if a man is willing to get intimate with another one, to at least get the test of his and his partner. Heck, you can get an infection even if both were chaste and never had any sexual experience before. It is not just about AIDS. In any case, homosexuality may go on the rise if a society does put barriers between women and men and yet don't ease the way for them to get connected in a halal way. It is just repressive. As for the natural predisposition to homosexuality, I believe this refers to a very small percentage on world population (~2%) that don't increase
    3 points
  16. apofomysback

    How Gay Is Pakistan?

    Everyone knows my stance on homosexuality, but spreading HIV when you've tested positive - that is just sick dear sir. Finding 'willing' companions on shrines is not uncommon - it's as common as finding people selling drugs there - way too common. The shrines, forgive me for saying this, don't really hold a good reputation because of the activities there. Nothing against homosexuality, these are a hub for drugs and prostitution, one of the reasons why most well-educated people tend to avoid them. and yes, homosexuality is on the rise in Pakistan like any other country in the world.Back in
    3 points
  17. You have a PM - it got lengthy, lol. Though, that, honestly, is a typical accusation Sunnis with little knowledge throw at Shia. I'm always flabbergasted that some people think it's necessary to turn such an important and tragic event in our history into a Sunni-Shia fight instead of trying to unite over it, and to throw mud at others. Isn't Muhammad also the prophet for Sunnis, and Hussain [a] his beloved grandson whom he called his son? Or is Hussain [a] strictly a "Shia figure"? If it's hard to respect and love Hussain [a], don't insult those who do, at the very least. Sorry, I don't m
    3 points
  18. Jaafar al-Shibli

    Qur'an 3:97

    السلام عليكم عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الله بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ سَأَلْتُهُ عَنْ قَوْلِ الله عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ وَ مَنْ دَخَلَهُ كانَ آمِناً الْبَيْتَ عَنَى أَمِ الْحَرَمَ قَالَ مَنْ دَخَلَ الْحَرَمَ مِنَ النَّاسِ مُسْتَجِيراً بِهِ فَهُوَ آمِنٌ مِنْ سَخَطِ الله وَ مَنْ دَخَلَهُ مِنَ الْوَحْشِ وَ الطَّيْرِ كَانَ آمِناً مِنْ أَنْ يُهَاجَ أَوْ يُؤْذَى حَتَّى يَخْرُجَ مِنَ الْحَرَمِ. 1- Alī b. Ibrāhīm, from his father, from Ibn Maḥbūb, from ‘Abd Allāh b. Sinān, from Abī ‘Abd Allāh (عليه‌ السلام). Said: I asked him
    3 points
  19. /me pulls too xD! Ws GC :D
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  20. There are a total of 7* (converts) that i know of (which means there might be more :P) *converts to Shi'i Islam from in and outside of the Islamic tradition.
    3 points
  21. Because people are people. This is not something limited to muslims but to all groups of people, even christians. Another example of this are the black Eritrean Jews in israel, etc, etc. People are simply people and most people are bigots, arrogant and consumed by their egos.
    3 points
  22. What's wrong with us reverts? You say it like it's a bad thing; Allah has guided us to Islam as His perfected religion for us. There is no conspiracy whatsoever.
    3 points
  23. ^^^ LCM and repentant, share pics in food thread please... :p that is if there is anything left :(
    3 points
  24. I opened a new bank account today to start saving money. I may also get rid of my card, as not 'seeing' the money makes you not value it when going on berseker mode in shopping centres.
    3 points
  25. Don't break oaths Never have a dime of haram wealth Push to perfect yourself Summary: Work towards being steadfast in your religion, everything else will come together.
    3 points
  26. At long last pay day. Let's pay the bills, the work costs, and the taxes. Repeat again in 30 days... xD That didn't stop me from buying three bags of onion rings to fry. It is probably my new vice xD!
    3 points
  27. Bakir

    Shirk topic

    Schizophrenia is a condition you will have to face cautiously and reasonably. Start off by ignoring all that stuff about black magic, don't give any credibility to any voice you hear. I can just guess it is a huge burden and unbearable task though, and that is why you can (and should) deal with schizo with medication (enough to reach a stable point in which you have it under control and can continue with your life). It can get better and do normal life.
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  28. Ali bin Husayn AS was the most handsome and elegant among all men. He then asked permission from his father for battle. Imam (a.s.) gave him permission and then looked at him with dejection, while tears flowed from his eyes and he wept. (Tasliyatul Majalis) It is related that he lifted his beard towards the heavens and said, “O Allah! Be a witness upon these men, that the youth who resembles your Prophet the most in character and speech is proceeding towards them. Whenever we desired beholding the face of your Prophet, we would look at him. O Allah! Withhold away the bounties of the earth
    2 points
  29. Akbar673

    Abu Lulu

    So I was speaking with a friend who grew up in Tehran and asked him about the shrine. He rolled his eyes and chuckled about it but he did make an interesting point. Umar invaded Persia. Abu Lulu the Persian killed him. Abu Lulu becomes a hero. Shia connect him with being a Martyr (even though he killed himself to avoid being captured) So connect what you want out of that...Id like to believe there is some logic to it. Don't get me wrong I have no problem with Abu Lulu having killed the murderer of Fatima Zehra (as) but I just don't think enshrining a pagan as a martyr is a valid option.
    2 points
  30. notme

    Buddha And Others?

    No human is higher or lower except by his deeds. That is what Islam teaches.
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  32. SALAM I was born in a sunni family but now i am only a Muslim. I believe prayers can be offered 3 times a day and we have 12 imams from the progeny of Prophet Muhammad and Ali is Wali Allah, self of Muhammad Rasool Allah. I believe that the pure 5s are the exalted of all creation, the Ahlul Kisa, the Quran an Natiq. But i never slander/abuse Umar/Abu Bakr/Aiesha because a TRUE SHIA OF ALI would follow Ali and Ali himself did NONE OF THAT. Syyeda tun nisa al alameen Fatima Zahra gave a long Khutba when Fadak was taken away from her but she rested her case with Allah and His Prophet to be re
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  33. Dönerteller with
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  34. The other day I made: Tuscan tomato basil soup.... I loved it and I want it now again but peeling the butternut squash was a challenge!
    2 points
  35. There were no Hindu or any Indian personality in Karbala. Nor there was any Italian nor Viking nor Cherokee. There were Quraish men from the tribe of Bani Hashim. There were few other men from various nearby tribes. There was also the freed African slave called John who was bought by Imam Ali and gifted to Abu Dher. After the death of Abu Dher, John went back to the house of Ahlulbayt (Imam Hassan then Imam Hussain). He was freed and ordetred to leave but he refused to abandon Imam Hussain. John was from Christian background but I'm not sure if he was Christian by Karbala. Indian subcontinen
    2 points
  36. Alhumdollilah she changed her view now. Thank you so much to all who replied.
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  37. Why doesn't this Muharram feel like past ones? My theory: it's because I'm old and fat now.
    2 points
  38. Salaam alaikum to Bakir and Apo.
    2 points
  39. notme

    Buddha And Others?

    Yes, there apparentlt were other forms previously, according to scientists, but nowadays we are all the same form with minor individual variations.
    2 points
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  41. السلام عليكم Here you go: http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235010862-spreading-ahlul-bayt-as-through-art/
    2 points
  42. I always ask myself when seeing these debates if they could get even more boring. They never fail to surprise me.
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  43. ^beautifully said mashAllah #2...... I was terrified to tell my parents I became Muslim, I concealed it for 6 months until I wanted to wear hijab on my 1st day of college. I also concealed it so I had time to study and learn the religion as much as I could so I would be able to shield myself from all the criticisms and questions I was going to face, because one thing I knew was that when my family and friends started to bombard me with questions, I wanted to have all the answers so they would know I'm following Islam because of it's beauty and show proofs of misconceptions. I ho
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  44. Bismillah Assalaamu alaikum, So we're told as Sunnis that the Shi'a love to just make emotional claims and fabricate ahadith. I've only begun my research relatively recently and I've been on the fence, however, these two narrations in Bukhari just blew me away in terms of re thinking who I'm following. http://sunnah.com/bukhari/64/278 http://sunnah.com/bukhari/62/114 I'm sure this is old news for everybody here but I wanted to share my experience here. The hadith about Fadak is so explicit in its wording, that Fatima remained angry with Abu Bakr until dying, that Ali either (due to i
    1 point
  45. Hi, TenderSoul,Thanks for answering. You're right...I think most " religions" also are " lifestyles". They are not particularly alike in their approaches to the human condition, but some things are the same because much in the human condition is common to all. Regarding natives: :Considering that native peoples on these two continents developed societies ranging from nomadic and " hunter-gatherer" ( more complex than " more advanced peoples" give them credit for) to agriculturists whose techniques are still being studied for modern use and who first domesticated and developed a good amount of
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  46. I know of a lady who feels that publishing pictures of herself in beautiful and fashionable hijab might inspire other women to dress modestly and beautifully. She says that she puts her pictures on websites for women to see and she can't help it if men look too. She feels that it isn't her problem as long as her clothing is appropriate.
    1 point
  47. aliyah21

    Always Get Bad Dreams

    Imam Jafar al Sadiq (as) said, “When a man sees what he dislikes in a dream, he should change from his position which he was sleeping (previously). And he (should) say: إِنَّمَا النَّجْوى مِنَ الشَّيْطانِ لِيَحْزُنَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَ لَيْسَ بِضارِّهِمْ شَيْئاً إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ ‘Verily, secrets are from ShayTaan (Satan) to sadden those who believe. He cannot harm them except by the permission of Allaah’. [soorah Al-Mujaadilah (58):Verse 10] ثُمَّ لْيَقُلْ عُذْتُ بِمَا عَاذَتْ بِهِ مَلَائِكَةُ اللَّهِ الْمُقَرَّبُونَ وَ أَنْبِيَاؤُهُ الْمُرْسَلُونَ وَ عِبَادُهُ الصَّالِحُونَ مِنْ شَرِّ
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  48. عن الإمام الرضا (عليه السلام)، قال: «المتعة لا تحل إلا لمن عرفها، وهي حرام على من جهلها Imam ar-Rida [a] said, "Mut`a is not halal except for he who knows its legitimacy, and it is haraam for he who is ignorant of it." (Man La Yahduruhul Faqih, Volume 3, Page 459) عن محمد بن الحسن بن شمون، قال: «كتب أبو الحسن (عليه السلام) إلى بعض مواليه: لا تلحوا على المتعة إنما عليكم إقامة السنة، فلا تشتغلوا بها عن فرشكم وحرائركم، فيكفرن، ويتبرين، ويدعين على الآمر بذلك، ويلعنونا» Imam Musa al-Kadhim [a] wrote to some of his clients, "Do not insist upon mut`a. It is only upon you to establish the Sunn
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