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  1. 6 points
    Chaotic Muslem

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    why? I think he just made a correct or semi correct description. Nice guy dose not exist if he is going to be a doormat for anyone, a girl or a man, not even to your parents. Some self respect is essential to be truly nice!
  2. 6 points
  3. 5 points
    Bro that attitude is extremely dangerous. Its true that we must obey and respect our parents but it is you not them who will be stuck for life in a dead boring field like civil engineering. Parents will (or should) agree on this. There is a thing called "aptitude" and aptitude test, you should take it. It will tell you what you really want to be in life and what future careers are for you. Civil engineering is for the most boring of people, and once you graduate and work as one thats when you become the avatar of boredom. You will realize you made a mistake, but because a degree takes so long and because you will be earning money mommy dear will be at your throat to have you wed and see your babies and after that you will be stuck with it forever, and will have to sit behind a desk, calculate all day or draw straight lines for all your life to earn money. Civil engineering is not for you since you like boxing, football, fiqh, I know it. Unless you are actually a malfunctioning nerdy bookworm boring type of a person (no offense to other engineers). Instead go for mechatronics or aeronautics or something -if- you must do engineering and like to build things. If you want to make a lot of money quickly and without trading your whole life in an office prison, go study whatever you fancy at Harvard. By the way, the exact same is true for marriage. Respect your parents wishes but they should respect the fact that it is your life long decisions that will stick with you till the grave so your liking is pivotal in them, and that there is really no reward in the afterlife for blindly obeying your parents instead of being prudent only to end up in serious problems for life. Just my 2 cents.
  4. 5 points
    Wherever this term originated, the Imams embraced it. Rafd is not just about rejecting historical personalities who lived and died 1400 years ago. Rafd is the timeless rejection of all evil - the evil inclinations of the nafs, and the evil of oppressive rulers. When we disassociate from personalities who were arrogant or violent, we are disassociating from their qualities and characteristics, and abandoning any resemblance of them within our selves. To accept these figures is to be numb and hard-hearted to their atrocities. Rafd is supposed to be beautiful, but those who curse openly with vanity and conceit spoil it.
  5. 4 points
    Haydar Husayn

    Common logical fallacies

    I've been thinking for a while of creating a thread on common logical fallacies, with a focus (at least initially) on ones that you see a lot of in debates on ShiaChat. Most of my examples will be taken from debates I've been involved in, and so naturally will appear biased against certain positions. However, this doesn't always mean those positions are themselves necessarily faulty, just that the arguments in their favour are. I'm making this thread as much for myself as anyone else, so that we can all reflect on the arguments we use in debate, and try to raise our level insha'Allah. To save myself time, I'm just going to give the Wikipedia definition of the fallacy, along with my own examples. For further details on the fallacies, read the Wikipedia page, or search on Google. I will also try to avoid posting too many in one post, since it makes it less likely that anyone will read it. To start with, here is a definition of what a logical fallacy is: In this post, I'll restrict myself to three very common examples, with many more to come insha'Allah. Extremely common on here, for obvious reasons. Most commonly you will see one side present evidence in favour of their position from logic and textual sources. Initially the other side will try to fight fire with fire, only to realise things are not going well, so they fall back on 'Well, it doesn't matter what some e-scholar on the internet says, these scholars agree with me'. Sadly, perhaps the most common logical fallacy on ShiaChat. You see it in pretty much any debate where someone is defending a minority position in a sensitive topic. Often involves calling the other person a Wahhabi, Nasibi, and/or CIA/MI5/Mossad agent, rather than dealing with the arguments they are making. Happens so often that it's hard to choose just one example. I think the following explanation given on wikipedia are sufficient to give everyone a good impression of how common this fallacy is though:
  6. 4 points
    Darth Vader

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    LOL this is epic. A SC developer team member is asking something so simple?
  7. 4 points
    Al-Hassan

    Hadith Of The Day

    3 عدة من أصحابنا، عن أحمد بن محمد بن خالد، عن أحمد بن محمد بن أبي نصر عن بعض رجاله، عن أبي عبدالله عليه السلام قال: أفضل العبادة إدمان التفكر في الله(1) وفي قدرته. From Imam al-Sadiqع: The best form of worship is pondering upon Allahعز وجل and His might. [al-Kafi] 4 محمد بن يحيى، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن معمر بن خلاد قال: سمعت أبا الحسن الرضا عليه السلام يقول: ليس العبادة كثرة الصلاة والصوم، إنما العبادة التفكر في أمر الله عزوجل. From Imam al-Redhaع: Worship(it's essence) is not fasting and praying in plentiful amounts. But rather, it is the pondering upon the authority of Allahعز وجل. [al-Kafi]
  8. 4 points
    Servidor

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    Ex—act—ly. How can you be nice without a backbone? Suppose you see someone bullying the elderly or insulting someone in a public place. Think fist full of flowers will stand up for them? Ha! Wouldn't that be nice. Kindness has teeth too, as Royalty in Russia used to say.
  9. 4 points
    Bakir

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    We don't choose relatives. I hope we could, but we can't choose them. People cannot choose their parents, but in the same way parents can't choose their daughters and sons. Experience has truly shown me that any dislike I can hold towards any of my relatives is actually some sort of hate I hold towards myself. When someone important to us says anything that hurt us, it is not that person the one who has hurt us, but ourselves, by allowing his or her words affect us and harm us. If I took my dad's words always seriously, I would be emotionally broken. But I have learned to contextualize his words, to understand he has his own flaws, and his own errors, and that I myself have to think by myself and lead my own life (because after all I am free). I allowed myself to disagree (and there is nothing greater than that to build a character). There is no reason to be unhappy when the problems can be solved. Really, if you stop to think about it, there is none. I don't know you in person, but I have met you online, and only you, not any of your relatives. And what I saw is a nice kind and funny man I would like to actually meet (and be sure I'm extremely picky in meeting people). As for the rest leave it behind. I don't know what you are actually living, but it is not something recent but something you have been some long time bearing. Whatever it is, start by identifying what you don't want in your life. Do it even if you don't know what you really want. You will eventually know your path, once you get rid of everything that you know you actually don't want. Life is full of hardship and suffering, but you will be able to bear it when you are working towards a goal that can fulfill you, a goal that will compensate you properly.
  10. 4 points
    beardedbaker

    Advice To Boost My Spirituality

    Got any talents? I make the best bread in the Uk. It's an awesome hobby (it's not my hobby, but it can be yours), because it focuses the mind on an activity (an activity that pre-dates history), and you're making something useful. Fermentation is a fantastic world. If not, you need to get out of SC and do something in the real world. Get a small allotment plot and plant some veg. Produce a film. Translate some arabic books (I could use some help..).... Denmark is dark and miserable and full of suicidal Danes. No surprise you're on the edge... but that doesn't mean of course that you'll end up like them
  11. 3 points
    Bismillah Ta'la Her name was Mildred (Mickey ) Smart. She was born in 1923 in Long Beach, California, USA. She was Christian, she was a very kind person who always looked after me and my brothers and sisters when we were kids. Some of the best times of my childhood were at my grandparents house. She was one of the last generation of traditional American housewives. She never drove a car but she managed to get everything done in the house and take care of every member of the family. She is succeeded by three sons, Richard (my father), Tim, and Mike, and one daughter Patricia, 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She will be remembered for her kindness and generosity, always willing to help someone in need. Please remember her in your dua'.
  12. 3 points
    guest050817

    A TOTAL HUMAN RIGHTS HYPOCRISY

    PLEASE SPREAD THIS - USE SOCIAL MEDIA OR OTHER MEANS SO THAT EVERYONE CAN BE INFORMED OF THIS - BECAUSE MAINSTREAM MEDIA CLEARLY HAVE AN AGENDA NOT TO EXPOSE THE FACT THE MAJORITY OF THE SO-CALLED 'MODERATE' REBELS ARE HARDLINERS. Recently you may have heard on the news that the leader of islamist rebel group 'Jaysh al Islam' has recently been killed by Assad. Quite astonishingly, Ken Roth, executive director of Human rigths watch for over 22 years and on a very big salary stated this!: He is trying to continue to forward his theory. But the problem is, he must surely be ignorant of Zahran Alloush: 1. Here is a video of him, with subtitles, where he explicitly praises Sheikh Osama Bin Laden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lcvz-sgyuu0 Watch 2:15 onwards! 2. Here is a video of him pledging his alliance with Jabhat al Nusra, the Al-Qaeda affiliate in syria designated a terrorist group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zajo2GeKyV4 The quote: " Alloush addressed the Al-Qaeda organization Jabhat al-Nusra as "our brothers", saying that "The summary of this issue is that we in Jaish Al-Islam praise our brothers of the Nusrah Front and we don't consider them Khawarij as is propagated against us, We fight alongside them and they fight alongside us" 3. And here is a video of him, calling for the ethnic cleansing and genocide of alawites, and shia muslims - turning the whole syria issue into a secterian one (when the majority of Assads army are SUNNI'S): Here is a video of his millitia (Jaysh al Islam) parading women and men as Human Shields.
  13. 3 points
    Ali Musaaa :)

    ALCOHOL PUNISHMENT?!?!

    Salaam, You still have to pray. Just as a punishment for intentionally sinning in this manner, prayers for those 30 (I think it might be 40?) days aren't accepted. Not praying and leaving the prayer is still a sin in itself. The best thing to do is to vow to avoid going to places where alcohol is consumed and start praying again. Make regular dua and be sincere in your repentence. It is not appropriate to reveal your sins to others. Allah has covered our sins, don't expose what Allah has veiled from the people to protect your. P.S. As a note: if you want to keep this hidden from others, I'd recommend removing your picture on here. Not a good idea for this to be your first post accompanied by an actual picture of yourself (assuming it is).
  14. 3 points
    Giving you ten 'Push Ups' Abbas, just like you asked....... [Edit] : Sorry, I do realise my only contributuon to this thread has been to create 'fitna'
  15. 3 points
    mina

    A TOTAL HUMAN RIGHTS HYPOCRISY

    We live in Absurdistan.
  16. 3 points
    narsis

    Quran equal or superior to Sunnah?

    Bismillah. Salaam. According to the Hadīth of Qadīr and other Ahādiīh, we realize that the Qur'an is greater than Ahl al-bayt; Al-Kafi: إِنِّی تَارِک فِیکمْ أَمْرَینِ إِنْ أَخَذْتُمْ بِهِمَا لَنْ تَضِلُّوا- کتَابَ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ وَ أَهْلَ بَیتِی عِتْرَتِی أَیهَا النَّاسُ اسْمَعُوا وَ قَدْ بَلَّغْتُ إِنَّکمْ سَتَرِدُونَ عَلَی الْحَوْضَ فَأَسْأَلُکمْ عَمَّا فَعَلْتُمْ فِی الثَّقَلَینِ وَ الثَّقَلَانِ کتَابُ اللَّهِ جَلَّ ذِکرُهُ وَ أَهْلُ بَیتِی[1] "Indeed I am leaving two things among you, to which if you hold yourself, you will never astray: the book of Allah –who is all mighty and great- and my ahl al-bayt (household), my 'itra (family). O people hear! And I have announced to you that: indeed you will enter my presence and I will ask you about what you did to the thaqalayn (two weighty things) and the thaqalayn are the book of Allah and my ahl al-bayt." Imam Sadiq (p) also stated: قال فی آخر خطبة خطبها إنی تارک فیکم الثقلین الثقل الأکبر، و الثقل الأصغر، فأما الأکبر فکتاب ربی، و أما الأصغر فعترتی أهل بیتی [2] He said in the last part of his sermon: Indeed I am leaving two weighty things among you; one of them is greater form the other; but the greater one is My Lord's book and the smallest is my household; my ahl al-bayt. Sunan al-Nasa'i, one of the six sahih (authentic) books of Sunnis: کأنی قد دعیت فاجبت، انی قد ترکت فیکم الثقلین احدهما اکبر من الآخر، کتاب الله و عترتی اهل بیتی، فانظروا کیف تخلفونی فیهما، فانهما لن یفترقا حتی یردا علی الحوض[3] "Looks like I have been called, and I answered (my time of death has come), indeed I have leaved the thaqalayn (two weighty things) among you, one of them is greater form the other, the book of Allah and my 'itra (family), my ahl al-bayt (household). So look after how you will behave with them after me, indeed they will never separate each other until they enter my presence by the pool [in the paradise]." [1] Kulayni, al-Kafi, vol.1, p.294. [2] ʻayyāshī, Muhammad ibn Masʻūd, Tafsīr al-ʻayyāshī, vol.1, p.5. [3] Nasa'i, al-Sunan al-kubra, hadith: 8148. With Duas. Narsis.
  17. 3 points
    Sister I think the disagreement is over the term "nice guy." you are looking at the term from its basic components: a guy who is nice. I doubt any of us have a problem with guys who are nice. Rather, there is, in modern usage, a certain connotation associated with this term. It refers to a man who treats a specific woman very well (of course, because of completely misguided notions) and is ignored by this woman. This is the guy we're talking about and criticizing.
  18. 3 points
    baradar_jackson

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    He's right. I know. I used to be like that. I know the mindset very well. It's a selfish and immature personality trait; nothing to do with truly being nice. It's predicated on delusion, that's the problem. Nothing that arises from delusion can be beneficial for anyone.
  19. 3 points
    LeftCoastMom

    Advice To Boost My Spirituality

    Perhaps you could see someone professional, even temporarily? Lots of people do, especially during the winter months in some places. I'm not psychologist, but I know Seasonal Affective Disorder is a real problem. I find even a bit of exercise for a few minutes outside helps.( Sometimes I had to force myself when I was young and feeling like that) Also, what Hameedeh says. Please take care of your nutrition and especially your sleep. If you don't sleep, it can feel worse quickly. I really think you should reach out to folks online if nowhere else ,to talk to, like you are doing, but maybe some of the men you trust in here would be good to PM. One of my sons suffered from depression in his younger years. ( All of my kids have had bouts of it). He's just fine now, but he was pretty down for a while. It was good for him to have people to reach out to. Sometimes even to good folks outside of the family.
  20. 3 points
    Hameedeh

    Advice To Boost My Spirituality

    Are you sleeping 8 hours a night? Are you eating fruits and vegetables every day? Do you take a daily vitamin? If you lose interest in eating, you need to see a medical doctor.
  21. 3 points
    Even Aisha rejected Imam Ali and lead a war against him , during his caliphate so according to them even she is a rafidih
  22. 3 points
    Bakir

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    /me pinches laithe's cheek You are in a great age man: to learn, to experiment, to discover, to meet new people, to leave behind others, to choose whatever path in life you like with passion. In the end, you are in an age of opportunities. Whatever saddens you can be left behind, especially in your age.
  23. 3 points
    laithAlIRAQI

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    Thanks sister, just pray for me please...
  24. 3 points
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  26. 3 points
    Thank you all for your kind words. There is something very interesting about my grandmother that I've often though about As I said above, she had 4 children, three boys and one girl. Of those children three of them had their own children. My father had three me, my brother and my sister, and her daughter, my aunt had one. My uncle Mike has two children neither of them have their own children. So of the 6 grandchildren, the ones who had children, me, my brother, and my sister are all muslim. As some of you know me, my brother and sister all reverted to Islam, at separate times. So my grandmother, who is Christian, has 13 great grandchildren, all are Muslim(alhamdulillah).
  27. 2 points
    Abu Nur

    Iraq retakes Ramadi

    Salaam Aleikum, At last Iraqi army retakes Ramadhi. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35186105 http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/iraqi-army-declares-victory-over-islamic-state-in-ramadi/ar-BBnXkla?li=BBnb7Kz
  28. 2 points
    The following advise is not specifically for you becasue you may have already implemented it. We should build our understanding of religion from the ground up. We need to understand that a thing such as a disagreeable fatwa does not negate the existence of God, the need for religion, the existence of an afterlife or the authenticity of the Quran. We should make the fundamentals strong so that the disputable and doubtful matters do not harm our faith.
  29. 2 points
    starlight

    Forced To Marry Girlfriend

    She seems extremely happy, foolish girl! Has she no self respect?
  30. 2 points
    The US has been busy airlifting Daesh from Ramadi before Iraqi army stormed the place. They even bombed an elite Iraqi brigade known for efficiency in killing Daesh. Aaaand.. Daesh presence has been expected in Afghanistan and Pakistan since some weeks now so.... Oh and Taliban and Daesh and Al-Quaida etc are all the same. I know some will disagree. So this is a real bad news because now there will be piles of civilian corpses in the region.
  31. 2 points
    +10000000000000000000000000000
  32. 2 points
    Just colored this in when I was having my arabic coffee...some of the border got cut off....but I love the positive affirmation and cute, whimsical birds.
  33. 2 points
    Marbles

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    Thoughts: One of those days you spend an hour making a small post about a damn film - perhaps because the system just likes to wipes off things for the sake of cheap thrills. I don't like this place anymore.
  34. 2 points
    @Ali_Hussain and @Servidor, speaking of Tom Hardy, he comes in a new avatar in this film. I didn't realise it was him for his wild getup and thick American accent until half way through. The Revenant (2015) Baby DiCaprio finally comes of age. We're used to seeing him in stock roles but this is totally different. He's pulled a stunner, as J. Chang put it, "an anchoring performance of ferocious 200% commitment." It's based on the true story of Hugh Glass back in early 1800s who was mauled by a bear and left for dead by his men. He crawled his way back to the fort 200 miles away. There is also a strong subtext of European rape and plunder of native Americans, which increases the film's worth. Natives had often been nice to the newcomers but were always betrayed. Glass (DiCaprio) survived because of native help, even though his men had been fighting and killing natives on frontier missions. Anyway I wrote three paragraphs worth of text TWICE but every time I click to add a link or a pic the [Edited Out]ing page goes blank white on me. Everything is gone when I refresh, which is strange because this upgrade is so stubborn it won't delete pics or something once you've put it in. I dunno what's bloody wrong with this never-ending technical bug bugger, I am not bothered to write it all over again. So here are a few cliches if you care: excellent cinematography, brilliant camera work, stellar performances. 100% recommended.
  35. 2 points
    starlight

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    A nice guy is an informal term for a teenage or adult male who is gentle, compassionate, sensitive and/or vulnerable.[1] The term is used both positively and negatively.[2] When used positively, and particularly when used as a self-descriptor, it is intended to imply a male who puts the needs of others before his own, avoids confrontations, does favors, gives emotional support, tries to stay out of trouble, and generally acts nicely towards others.[3] In the context of a relationship, it may also refer to traits of honesty, loyalty, romanticism, courtesy and respect. When used negatively, a nice guy implies a male who is unassertive, does not express his true feelings and, in the context of dating (in which the term is often used[1]), uses acts of ostensible friendship with the unstated aim of progressing to a romantic or sexual relationship https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nice_guy So,Brother, I guess we each have our own way of looking at things
  36. 2 points
    We are all going to have to make that journey one day, for some it will be horrible and unbearable, for others better. May God have mercy on us all, we are in desperate need of it.
  37. 2 points
    Darth Vader

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    That escalated quickly. There may be fatwas incoming anytime now. :P
  38. 2 points
    Thats quite alright. Don't worry, you will always find plenty of people who will either hate you or love you for being seyyed. Love those who love you, pray for those who hate you for it. You will find that some people will have jealousy towards seyyeds, or even towards prophets and imams. Its beyond their control. Don't let them make you feel sorry for a position from God. But always remember that this position requires suitable actions worthy of it. Thats the only advice I have on the matter. Our biggest scholars and all those saints with biggest shrines are mostly seyyeds. Let that sink in for a moment. Perhaps its the so-called seyyeds who act like the rest of the overwhelming mass who are only muslim in name or those adhering to belief like a rat trapped by its tail are telling about the mischief made by their non-seyyed ancestors.
  39. 2 points
    Zarla

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    That is so true. I personally have been emotionally bruised due to my father's words, though, I know he has been through so much yet still managed to wade through all the difficulties and obstacles. Sometimes I try to put myself in his shoes and try to imagine what I would do if I were him. We all have our flaws and limitations and it's good to acknowledge that when we are in such situations; it gives us a reason to forgive the other person and us being likely to commit similar mistakes.
  40. 2 points
    LeftCoastMom

    Touching

    Even though I am not the OP, I would like to thank everyone for threads in both brothers and sisters forums and person I have talked to in PM about this issue faced by SG having women touching him in ways he didn't like. I passed on some good info. Apparently ,though,DD found this at a T-shirt store and decided to "help".
  41. 2 points
    Ali_Hussain

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    No, I'm Pakistani/Irish...but I just call it like I see it (very literally in this case)
  42. 2 points
    Miss Wonderful

    Sex addiction/need advice.

    Layla.....I would like for you to read what I have to say with an open mind and as an observer. Take a deep breath and step out of the picture. You are now not Layla but Cynthia, an African-Irish girl living on the outerskirts skirts of Antartica, with two long purple pigtails, and a penguin sidekick, named Virgil. You look into your golden, glitter binoculars of truth and you spot Layla and her playa husband-for the sake of this tutorial lets name him Gino. Layla seems to be like a super nice girl, whose motivated to learn and practice Islam more from someone she loves , trusts, and makes her feel good about herself. Gino, knows so much of about Islam. Ask him anything and he can cite the hadith, the page number, and has memorized bits of the Quran. He is very handsome, has a great sense of humor, and is an achiever in life. He attracts many girls in his life and it makes him feel good about himself. He agreed to do mutah with Layla because he was attracted to her and because he knew she was the type of girl that would let him get away with stuff. Everyday Layla feels pangs of jealousy and her passion for Gino grows fiercely everyday. In some crazy physics theory, the more girls talk to Gino, the more his value grows in her mind, and so she reminds herself that "hey at least he married me and not them. Inside, Layla feels a fire burning in her heart, and she tries her best to try and win over Gino, day after day, but she never seems to be able to touch his heart- and it becomes addicting. She thinks to herself maybe it's me. Maybe my jealousy is the reason. Maybe if I put on a little more eyeliner.....maybe if.......She find herself not being able to reach this standard to satisfy Gino, and she becomes depressed and unsure of her self worth, day, by day.....until she doesn't know who she is anymore. Even though Gino hasn't come out and said it, his actions clearly tell her YOU ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH. And that stings her, but then her passion for Gino drives Layla to put her super woman cape on, and now she must protect him from the sins. She must save Gino from eternal hell. It's her duty, because without her Gino will be lost. Gino NEEDS me she thinks. But in reality, Gino can only save himself. No matter how many attempts Layla makes, the final decision is up to Gino. So now we have Layla attempting to be Gino's supporter while slowly deteriorating and losing her self confidence day by day. She has no life anymore and it's all about Gino, and he never seems to return the same level of passion she has for him. Sometimes his sweet words here and there feel like she is getting thru him, but he only sprinkles those around just to keep her guessing, and so he always has her where he wants. After a long period of time, Layla notices that her interest in Islam is declining because Gino's actions start making her generalize that all men are like this and she begins thinking to herself " Islam is not fair to women" She starts to question Islam and is left in a state of confusion. She doesnt know what being loved is anymore and the only so called love she knows is the little pebbles that Gino throws at her here and there. She robs herself out of real happiness and thinks she will never be close to finding someone with half of Ginos' qualities and decides to remain in this abusive relationship. Anyway Layla.....you might read this and acknowledge all of this, but still hold on to your relationship with him, because you dont feel strong enough to let go or because you want to try and save him.....or because you "love" him.... its all up to you in the end if you wanna keep with this guy, or try to find someone who respects you enough not to cheat on you.
  43. 2 points
    Family? Maybe some of the guys on here can help? I hate seeing bright young people suffer. Depression is a pain.
  44. 2 points
    Ali_Hussain

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    Shouldn't there be a picture of the rich guy on his knees crying after the bad girl divorces him and takes all his money
  45. 2 points
    narsis

    Concerning how imams were Chosen

    Bismillah. Salaam. The hadith of the Twelve Imams is an important hadith, which is present in most Sunni books of reference. In Sahīh Muslim, Jaber Bin Samarah is quoted as saying that, "I heard the Holy Prophet of God (s) say that Islam would continuously be honorable and glorious until twelve caliphs ruled over the Muslim nation. Then he added something that I didn't hear, so I asked my father about the meaning and he informed me that the prophet said all of them would be from the tribe of the Quraysh. "[1] The same Hadith has been narrated in Sahīh Bukhari,[2] as well as Sahīh Tirmidhi,[3] and Sahīh Abi Dāwūd,[4] and also in the Musnad of Ahmad Ibn Hanbal,[5] etc.… However, as for the content and phrasing of the hadith, there are different narration. Some narrations have the phrase “twelve caliphs (successors)”, others have “twelve amirs” while a third group speak of the guardianship and rule of twelve individuals. However, it is evident that all of them refer to rule and guardianship. At the same time, in the majority of these traditions that have been passed to us through various ways, the phrase 'all of them would be from the tribe of Quraysh’ is present, while in other traditions that 'all of them would be from Banī Hāshim' has been mentioned. [6] Most of these traditions say that the Holy Prophet (s) whispered the last part of his words in a confidential manner, which shows there had been people present who were against the idea that all the Prophet's successors (a) would be from tribe of the Quraysh or from the Banī Hāshim. Anyway, the interpretation of this tradition, which is present in reference books and approved by all legitimate Muslim scholars, is totally clear for the followers of the Ahlul-Bayt, that being the twelve imams. However, followers of other faiths have not been successful in finding a clear interpretation for this tradition, because the first caliphs were four, the Caliphs of Banū Ummayah were 14, and the Banī Abbas Caliphs were thirty seven, none of which corresponds with the twelve mentioned leaders. No cut and paste job or mathematical operation will make these numbers correspond. Moreover, there are traditions from both Sunni and Shia scholars which contain the name of twelve Imams as believed by the Shias. Some other traditions refer to the name of the first as "Imam Ali" (a) and the last as "Imam Mahdi" (a), while some others refer to the third "Imam Hussain" (a), stating that the Holy Prophet (s) pointed to Imam Hussain (a) and said, "This grandson of mine is an Imam, the offspring of an Imam, the brother of an Imam, and the father of nine other Imams". [7] Although there are plenty of authentic traditions concerning imamate, this much will suffice for our purpose here. [8] [1] Sahih Muslim, Volume. 3, page 1453, Tabe Beirut dar Al ehya Al taras Al arabi [2] Sahih Bukhari vol. 3 ninth part, page 101 [3] Sahih Tirmidhi, vol. 4 page 501 Tabe Dar Al ehya Al Taras Alarabi, Beirut [4] Sahih Abi Dawud, vol. 4 [5] Refer to Montakhabul-Athar, page 12 and Ihqaqul-Haqq, vol. 13 [6] Yanabi’ul-Mawaddah, page 445 chapter 77 [7] Kashful-Murad, page 314 (Qom Mostafavi publication) [8] This answer has been prepared according to the interpretation of the Quran’s message, Vol. 9 (Imamate, Leadership, in the Holy Quran). With Duas. Narsis.
  46. 2 points
    CaptainGalaxy

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    As if ´nice guys´ deserve a woman as a prize for being nice or something. Leave women to their own choices . I often wonder how much this bad boy narrative has any reality to it and is not some fable born out of bitterness. As if most people prefer getting together with an instable semi-criminal or something.
  47. 2 points
    Abraram

    Sects are destroying my mind.

    First time read a person who is a sunni and writing without cursing and illogical dialogues. Happy to have serious peeps around SC.
  48. 2 points
    Look at what I'm up against...
  49. 2 points
    Doesn't matter what modern Greeks think. A lot of modern "persians" think of themselves a Europeans. That's because they're idiots.
  50. 2 points
    Sumayyeh

    Touching

    I think the standard is to put your hands on your heart, or clasp your hands together (Indian style) and just smile and be really nice about it...you know reduce awkwardness they might feel....if they still freak out on you...that's their problem (btw, they're fellow muslima?...yeah, that's definitely their own prob)
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