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  1. 6 points
    certainclarity

    Remaining unmarried in Islam

    Salam, And let those who do not find the means to get married be chaste ( 24:33) The most important means for a proper marriage is the means of taqwa in the potential spouse, not financial status or looks, if you don't come across such means, stay chaste, until Allah enriches you out of his bounty, whether that enrichment is being content without a spouse or with a spouse.
  2. 5 points
    Gaius I. Caesar

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    Salaam guys, I don't where to post but I feel my imaan slipping away from me right now. Duas would be appreciated right now, kind of in a bad place right now. I am not one to make such posts right now but I don't feel emotionally well and I don't know what to do.
  3. 4 points
    Salam, Allah's priority can be known thru, what he has made wajib on you then the mustahab. Seeking knowledge of religion is wajib , praying is wajib, fasting is wajib, character building is wajib, getting married is mustahab, unless you feel you will fall into sin. If one is not really needy physically, emotionally , financially for a spouse, better to concentrate on the wajib, and if a good God conscious man comes and asks for you in marriage , you can do the mustahab. Wish you all the best.
  4. 4 points
    Marbles

    Mothers finding spouses

    Mahr and dowry are not synonymous with the Pakistanis. Dowry is a translation of jahez, which is a massive gift bonanza that bride's family gives her. It includes jewelry sets, cloths, bed, A/Cs, refrigerators, sofa sets, cutlery - basically everything a household needs. The bigger the dowry the more desirable a proposal. It is expected that brides would bring some things if not everything. This is absolutely terrible; it shouldn't be so; brides shouldn't be expected to bring anything besides personal gifts from their families. This is separate from mahr which is stipulated in the nikah contract and which the man gives to the woman. Edit: @IbnSina and @Semiramis
  5. 4 points
    Ruq

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    @Abu Hadi
  6. 3 points
    LoL, please do not ban this guy! Pure entertainment! Keep it up buddy, this is gold!
  7. 3 points
    kamyar

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    Say to the believers they should lower their gaze: قُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَغُضُّوا مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِم Modesty isn't just for women. Men should be modest too.
  8. 3 points
    Hameedeh

    Remaining unmarried in Islam

    I disagree. Single people can stay away from sin. It's difficult, but not impossible.
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  10. 3 points
    5a49

    Mothers finding spouses

    I dont trust my mother in buying me a shirt of her taste, how would I tell her find me a wife?
  11. 3 points
    Takalluf

    Mothers finding spouses

    I agree I've seen it too often happening in Pakistani families Pakistani mothers miss out on great women because of silly things - their caste/appearance/social or economic status (some of the ones ive seen:one girl is a shade too dark-another one's family cannot give her all the dowry the boy's family demands -another isn't a "full blooded syed"-this one is urdu speaking while our family is punjabi and so on) This leads to sisters who are being denied (for reasons that are often withheld from them) developing a sense of inferiority and self esteem issues Often the women they pick are ill suited for their sons because they only look for superficial qualities as well
  12. 3 points
    Semiramis

    Mothers finding spouses

    salam I was discussing about this issue just yesterday... Being played by a boy is 100 times much better than being hurt emotionally by his mother...Mothers can not find well-matched spouse .Qualities that mothers are looking for are most of the time illogical cuz they find no defect in their sons... They just can consider some skin-deep qualities.. like appearance n financial status..though in Islam the man should be supportive n breadwinner n it has been told : وَلاَ تُمَلِّکِ الْمَرْأَةَ مِنْ أَمْرِهَا مَا جَاوَزَ نَفْسَهَا، فَإِنَّ الْمَرْأَةَ رَیْحَانَةٌ، لَیْسَتْ بِقَهْرَمَانَة About appearance even they should be well-matched n mothers never care about this sort of things....n the qualities which are more important such as humanity, taqwa, educational status will be considered afterwards
  13. 3 points
    Semiramis

    Remaining unmarried in Islam

    salam n merci for sharing your opinion... It was a good relief I hate being blamed for not having spouse by people around but i really liked your guidance n it will help me to handle this situation hereinafter...
  14. 3 points
    Salam, As you mentioned marriage becomes, obligatory, if you feel , you will fall into sin. This is the case mainly for men. If a female, is not needy emotionally, financially or physically, there is no harm,in staying single. The fact now a days people fall into more sin, when they get married, by harming their spouse,physically and/or emotionally,and it takes years for them to recover, and not only not complete half their religion but destroy even what they had safe guarded. So unless you get proposed by a man who is God fearing, it may not be the wisest thing to do specially if you are not falling into sins by not getting married. What is definitely obligatory for both women and men is seeking knowledge of religion according to your time and mental capacity. If you don't you are committing a sin whether married or unmarried.
  15. 2 points
    em

    What makes meat halal or haram?

    salaam, There are over 74 illnesses specifically associated with the consumption of pork including some that are life threatening. today they run pork under radiation and so on that kills some of the parasites or bacteria on it. but then it comes with other problems. pork (especially the way it is raised today) is unhealthy and bad for the kidney, heart, etc, etc. The pig eats everything. it'll eat is own dung. Allah knows best why it is forbidden in the Quran. Inorder for meat to be halal, it has to be slaughtered in a halal way as well. The name of Allah has to be read over it, the animal must be given drink of water before being slaughtered, must be faced towards the Qibla and the jugular vein and wind pipe has to be cut. so animals being flogged to death, suffocated, and such are haram to eat and also animals that haven't had the name of Allah read over them are haram. then aside from pork there are other meats are also haram to eat like bear, snake, worms, etc. brother i would stay away from non halal meat. There are many clear reasons why some meats are made haram even if they don't appear to be harmful up front. Halal meat is both healthy for the human to eat, and calls for the ethical treatment and slaughter of animals. you can look at these links for more info. http://www.al-islam.org/islamic-laws-ayatullah-ali-al-husayni-al-sistani/slaughtering-and-hunting-animals http://www.halalforhealth.com/why_halal.html http://muslimvoices.org/halal-food-good/
  16. 2 points
    narsis

    Remaining unmarried in Islam

    Bismillah. Salaam. There was the upmost oppression over Shias in the time of Hārūn al-Rashīd and Maʼmūn that no one was able to even refer to Imams' residence to ask a question. So there such a very dreadful situation does not allow one to propose to the girls of the house of Ahlulbayt (a.s.), in addition to the martyrdom of Imam al-Kādzim (a.s.) and forcing Imam Rizā (a.s.) by Maʼmūn to travel to Khurāsān and being far from his sisters. With Duas. Narsis.
  17. 2 points
    With all due respect to brother simple-muslim, but sister zainabamy is right. To learn that please refer to these resources: 1. Ibn Shabbah Numyarī, Tārīkh al-Madinah al-Munawwarah; akhbār al-Madinah al-Nabawiyah, vol.3, p.930, pub. Fahīm Muhammad Shaltout; Jaddah/1979 – pub. Ofset; Qom, 1368 H.S. 2. Yaʻqūbī, Tārīkh; vol.2, p.162. 3. Tabarī, Tārīkh; vol.4, p.233. 4. Ibn Qutaibah, al-Imāmah wa-l-Sīāsah; vol.1, p.26-27.
  18. 2 points
    Sumayyeh

    Mothers finding spouses

    I like the the route mentioned in the Op, because like the points mentioned above, it can prevent abuse, and is more of a sure-fire way to ease the process since both families are involved from the beginning. But that is just one route, and too limiting. I think that when it comes to marriage, all options should be on the table--but that the stipulation of involving the families from the beginning--should be there. So, if someone sees someone at uni (for example), or at a Muslim event for youth, or friend of a friend, or sister of a friend, or whatever the case may be....where you see someone that seems like they may be a good match--you can approach them--as long it's done in a respectful manner for both parties. Kheyr Inshallah.
  19. 2 points
    Chinali

    Muhammad PBUH - majid majidi

    Salam brothers and sisters. Waited long long time for this movie but never found except trailers on the internet please if someone have a link to the complete version of movie with subtitles or dubbed at least in Arabic please share it here. Thanks a lot dear brothers and sisters love and peace salam
  20. 2 points
    starlight

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    Lol, I don't remember it either, though for different reasons. Back in med school we studied three things that happen in old age, one is loss of memory. I will post the other two when I remember them.
  21. 2 points
    Assalam aleikum, I've really enjoyed looking at everyone's rings. Here is my Aqeeq ring that I ordered from Turkey. It has the names of Allah (swt), Muhammad (saw), Ali (as), Fatima (as), Hassan (as) and Hussain (as) engraved around the stone. And I have to admit I have my eye on a few other rings...
  22. 2 points
    Stillwater is water that's stillborn Whispering is heard from the willow Seeing you hiding behind the willow Mourning thousands of sweet fine tears In the soft glow of morn' Your teeth clatter from discreet fear Hidden behind a tree of sorrow The graceful and misty blue willow Hides a human being- who's stillborn
  23. 2 points
    zainabamy

    Remaining unmarried in Islam

    Salam aleikum, To so many people marriage has become an obligatory thing to do and a sign of success. This just isn't the case. You've not failed in anyway if you're not married or don't want to.
  24. 2 points
    "Never" said the brave dashing hero As a ginormous ink blob laughed And menacingly mocked with the words "This needs to stop right now" Such a deadly and crippling blow After all, without his dual swords The very tools of his craft The hero is just a zero
  25. 2 points
    -.- Someone really should start a rally to correct the marriage disasters we have in the Muslim world. Mahr is a fundamental thing to proper and legal islamic marriage, It can be as little as dollar or as much as trillion. There are no limits but there is ts necessity to be given, else the marriage is not properly islamic. No need to lol, i did not make the laws, I am just stating what's the law. Wa alaykum assalam. There is , islamically speaking, no such obligation to make the mother the one who look for a man. There is no prohibition in islam for a man to seek a woman directly nor for a woman to seek the man directly. It is part of halal talk given it s devoid of flirting ( just be technical : I want to marry you). But cultures sometimes forces themselves. Cultures are not fixed and sacred and can change with time. As long as you are looking for believing woman, the means to reach her should all be fine as long as they are halal. Regarding my opinion lol Man.. when i hear my mom speaking about potential brides to my brothers, me and my sisters are like : if these are prerequisites , by the izza of Allah we will never get married LOL tall or short or fat or too thin, long or short hair, thick hair curly hair black white , talk too much, talk too little, chick, shabby her father is this her father is that, her seventh grandfather had a genetic disease , her 11th grandmother was not good XD better that NSA profiling.
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  27. 2 points
    hasanhh

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    ^^^^^ I kept my copy of this article by Robert Fisk.
  28. 2 points
    @Sumayyeh That fob translation tho
  29. 2 points
    Hameedeh

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    Brother Gaius, read "audhu billahi min ash-shaitanir rajeem" to keep Shaytan away from you. This is a book by Ayatullah Dastghaib RA. http://www.al-islam.org/istiadha-seeking-Allah-s-protection-from-satan-ayatullah-dastaghaib-shirazi
  30. 2 points
    Abu Hadi

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    @Ruq Very Nice, MashahAllah. That made my day.
  31. 2 points
    Ruq

    Favourite Word Of The Day

    Mellifluous: sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding. From the Latin 'mel' (honey) + 'fluere' (to flow).
  32. 2 points
    Salam, It's a blessing to die in prayer in any mosque, let alone Masjid Al Haram..
  33. 2 points
    Bismillah. Salaam. These articles may help you to find your answer: http://www.islamquest.net/en/archive/question/fa1162 http://www.islamquest.net/en/archive/question/fa2851 http://www.islamquest.net/en/archive/question/fa11818 With Duas. Narsis.
  34. 2 points
    narsis

    Remaining unmarried in Islam

    Bismillah. Salaam. Marriage primarily is Mustahab but if refraining from it leads to sin, it becomes Wājib. Imam Reza (a.s.) told a woman who was about to reach to perfection without getting married: do not do that! If refraining from marriage possess some perfections, Lady Fatima (a.s.) was more deserving to do that to reach to perfection; الشيخ الطوسي بِالْإِسْنَادِ إِلَى أَخِي دِعْبِلٍ عَنِ الرِّضَا ع قَالَ: إِنَّ امْرَأَةً سَأَلَتْ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ ع فَقَالَتْ أَصْلَحَكَ اللَّهُ إِنِّي مُتَبَتِّلَةٌ فَقَالَ لَهَا وَ مَا التَّبَتُّلُ عِنْدَكِ قَالَتْ لَا أُرِيدُ التَّزْوِيجَ أَبَداً قَالَ وَ لِمَ قَالَتْ أَلْتَمِسُ فِي ذَلِكَ الْفَضْلَ فَقَالَ انْصَرِفِي فَلَوْ كَانَ فِي ذَلِكَ فَضْلٌ لَكَانَتْ فَاطِمَةُ ع أَحَقَّ بِهِ مِنْكِ إِنَّهُ لَيْسَ أَحَدٌ يَسْبِقُهَا إِلَى الْفَضْل‏. (Bihār al-Anwār, vol.100, p.219, H.13) And there are many many Ahādīth condemning unmarried state. If you are interested to see those let me know to translate some for you. With Duas. Narsis.
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  37. 2 points
    Tensed and stressed and missing childhood, Wondering why kids wanna grow up.
  38. 2 points
    I have submitted before (which can now be deleted) but I thought maybe I could add something which will symbolise that this is not only a "Shia" website, but a "Chatting" website, so I added a little speech bubble.
  39. 2 points
  40. 1 point
    certainclarity

    was the prophet illiterate?

    Salam, The Quran is enough for those who were ***given the Quran. We are not good enough to be given the Quran. The Ahlul bayt were given the knowledge of the Quran, hence we need the explanations from them, or need to reach a very high state to receive the knowledge of Quran ourselves. If Allah wishes to give it to any of his deserving servants according to their capacity. There is no doubt those given the knowledge of Quran from Allah, will act on the knowledge in the Quran, which is to pray, dhikr, and apply all the laws in it.
  41. 1 point
    Martyrdom

    Quotes [OFFICIAL THREAD]

    "Sometimes let your forgiveness be the punishment"
  42. 1 point
    HumanForLife

    was the prophet illiterate?

    So if I think prophet Muhammad is illiterate i'm no longer a "real muslim"
  43. 1 point
    Hameedeh

    What Life Is Like In Iran?

    Go to the holy sites where you can stand in the places where holy people stood. Iran is special. It's a beautiful country with beautiful people. You must see this for yourself.
  44. 1 point
    Marbles

    Men Crying

    Gangster Don't Cry. Sounds a good title for a book, film or even a song. Now whose gonna do it?
  45. 1 point
    Writing on the wall Erase it.
  46. 1 point
    I am talking about these two ahadith found in Sunni books: Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "Whoever prays like us and faces our Qibla and eats our slaughtered animals is a Muslim and is under Allah's and His Apostle's protection. So do not betray Allah by betraying those who are in His protection." Sahih al-Bukhari “Whoever offers the morning prayer, he is under the protection of Allah, so do not betray Allah by betraying those who are under His protection. Whoever kills him, Allah will seek him out until He throws him on his face into Hell.” Grade: Sahih So I should ask, how can the so called "Sunnis" who claim to be followers of the Sunnah, disbelieve in the above ahadith? Do they choose which part of the religion to believe in and which part to disbelieve in? Have they become like the Jews? Have they become so proud that now they and their scholars are better criteria for deeming a Muslim kafir than the Prophet himself? Or do they no longer believe in the near perfect authenticity of the Sahih al-Bukhari and their rijal books? My personal conclusion is that the vocal people among the Sunnis who do not consider Shias Muslim, are hypocrites. They are not subservient to God and his Prophet. Rather they are proud of themselves and the fact that they are not Shia. Now if anyone is willing to shed any light on these two ahadith or clear any misconception, I'm here to listen.
  47. 1 point
    did you get that from vanilla ice? and also termed it towards US? hehe nice! but on a serious note, i have to agree, salafism ,wahhabism and i dont know about deobandi could be a danger to islam,, and to people around the world,
  48. 1 point
    Hameedeh

    Banned Members

    FalconofMisk is banned. His past misbehavior included insulting members, claiming that Shias are not Muslims, promoting dating and pre-marital sex, vulgar language, etc.
  49. 1 point
    BlackVeil

    What Life Is Like In Iran?

    Life in Iran varies a lot according to the provinces. However, as far as Tehran is concerned, what I hear is that it is very much a big city. A lot of time and effort is spent just getting around. Communications are important, everyone is on their tablets or phones. Tehranis dress well, and there are a great number of fashion shops. Plenty of cafes, and it is easy to get up a conversation with someone in a cafe. Iranians are not all that religious, in the public sense. There is a lot of demonstrated religion in shrine cities like Qum and Meshed. Elsewhere, the clergy seem to be automatically respected, but it is as if they do it for the others, who are taken up with secular concerns. All this is generalising, you understand.
  50. 1 point
    That one has a specific context which speaks about the Imam being made to forget only during the moments before his death occurred. Before this, he was already informed by Allah when his death will occur in the future and how it will happen when he chose to accept it. أحمد بن محمّد بن عيسى ، عن إبراهيم بن أبي محمود (3) ، عن بعض أصحابنا قال : قلت للرضا ( عليه السلام ) : الإمام يعلم إذا مات ؟ فقال : « نعم (4) ، حتّى يتقدّم في الأمر » قلت : علم أبو الحسن صلّى الله عليه بالرطب والريحان المسمومين اللّذين بعث بهما إليه يحيى بن خالد ؟ فقال : « نعم » قلت : فأكله وهو يعلم ؟ فقال : « أنسيه (5) لينفذ فيه الحكم » (6).. A man asked Imam al-Redhaع: Does the Imam know when he dies? The Imam responded: Yes, until he approaches the affair(i.e. his death). The man said: Did Abu al-Hassan(al-Khadhimع) know about the poisoned dates and basil that was sent to him by Yahya b. Khalid? The Imam answered: Yes. The man said: So he ate it while knowing that they were poisoned? The Imam answered: Allah made him forget so that the ruling(i.e his death) can be established on him. [Basa'ir al-Darajat and Bihar al-Anwar]
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