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  1. At the first glance, it appears to me that the Imam a.s. is referring to two other principles: 1. قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص‏ كَادَ الْفَقْرُ أَنْ يَكُونَ كُفْرا The holy Prophet s.a.w.a.: "Poverty, in all probability, leads to unbelief (kufr)." So the phrase "when he is hungry" in Imam Ali's a.s. hadeeth means "when he is in need," and since poverty leads to unbelief, even a gentleman might not tolerate it, thus one should be fearful of him. 2. كَلاَّ إِنَّ الْإِنْسانَ لَيَطْغى‏ أَنْ رَآهُ اسْتَغْنى‏ "Indeed man becomes rebellious* when he considers himself without need." [Qur'an 96:6-7] According to this verse, when man becomes wealthy and considers himself without any need, he becomes rebellious and rebels against Allah s.w.t. and against all values. So such a person also must be feared of. And Imam Ali a.s. has eloquently put these two principles together in one beautiful and wise saying. Roohi fidaak ya Abaa Turaab! peace
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  2. W. A. Salaam, All hadeeths on various issues could be classified as such: hadeeths which are rationally acceptable; hadeeths which are in plain contradiction with reason and intellect; hadeeths which are not rationally acceptable, but not refutable either. The first category includes a multitude of hadeeths, such as those talking about health issues which have been scientifically proven. The second category-that must not be referred to as hadeeth anymore-includes those false narrations that have been forged into the hadeeth collections and clearly contradict the basic rules of reason. For instance, if we hypothetically found a hadeeth conveying that there are two gods or that Allah s.w.t. has a material body, we must absolutely reject that false meaning, unless there is a rational explanation for that hadeeth. The third category concerns hadeeths that reason cannot accept, but not because they are irrational, rather, because we do not know the philosophy and reason behind them. In other words, what is conveyed in this category of hadeeths in not, per se, irrational, but since our reason is limited, we are unable to understand the philosophy behind them. It is clear that the first type of hadeeths is accepted and the second rejected, but what about the third type? According to reason, as well as the Qur'anic verses and hadeeths, one should not reject the third type of hadeeths, merely due to him not being able to conceive them, especially when we know that hadeeths are the sayings of infallible people who are connected to the ultimate truth. Peace
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  3. Bakir

    Life Without God

    @HumanForLife As for the first objection you point, meaning of life doesn't necessarily have to be a source for a moral code. Moral codes don't require to be based on a trascendent divine or natural source. Thus even though one may agree that meaning of life is based on self actualization, moral code doesn't. There is something called human thinking and agency that allow us to build a moral or rather a code of ethics in which we can successfully live together and benefit from each other, as individuals in a free society. Individual freedom has many levels, and only Sartrerians would be unable to condemn terrorism. Other thinkers who have defended the notion of individual freedom have evidently recognized its limits in violating the freedom and rights of others. As for the second objection... it is called Existentialism. Existence before essense. This is the approach towards human reality. Human is not born with an essence so to speak, but has the ability to build himself and his own life and give meaning to it, even in the Absurd. The fact seems to be everything is absurd as a "real" meaning of life can't be reached by a human who looks for it. However, in acknowledging the absurd and the human ability to provide an individual subjective meaning to his own life, such human can achieve harmony with the life he lives, and thus, theoretically at least, reach a state of happiness.
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  4. Amused me. Anti-smoking ad— Smoking kills more people, than Obama Although he kills a lot of people DON'T SMOKE Do not be like Obama
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  5. This was raised as proof of its 'naturalness' amongst humans. A reason why this logic causes a problem for me is that in some species the female bites off the head of the male after mating.
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  6. Because there was some attraction for him in Torah.
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  7. So the other day I saw Zakir Naik at Tesco. I asked him where the sugar was. The man said, "Aisle number 6, shelf number 4, row number 21."
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  8. I liked this question, basically because i used to be a former christian who turned into an almost atheist cause of the lifestyle i used to have. More over i used to be surrounded with atheists friends who used to mock religion and god. There is a lot to discuss in this matter, the answer to this question would make some muslims passionate about their religion because most of them dont know its value nowadays. You want to simplest answer? Life without God is empty, cheap, meaningless, worthless. You should know that there are repercussions of such life too, which are depression, anxiety, loneliness, humans tend to set their life priorities on temporary goals, give values to temporary stuff, can you imagine how dangerous are such humans? In my entire life i had everything i wanted, awesome friends, awesome surrounding, i had the freedom to do whatever i wanted, awesome activities, i had my car i had money, i can like still this night go out have a drink and get drunk and no one will punish me on this earth. But something is preventing me which are Ahlulbayt and God. I never was Satisfied and felt so powerful until God proved to me that He existed and He cares about me that He placed the love of islam and ahlulbayt in my heart.
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  9. It took me a few seconds to understand what you mean by "qardan hasanah"!! You mean "al-Qardh al-Hasan" or "Qardhul Hasana" which means loan. Here are two of them: 1. عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: مَكْتُوبٌ عَلَى بَابِ الْجَنَّةِ الصَّدَقَةُ بِعَشَرَةٍ وَ الْقَرْضُ بِثَمَانِيَةَ عَشَر Imam as-Saadiq a.s.: "It is written on the door of the Paradise, '[the reward of] charity (sadaqa) is ten, and [the reward of] loan (qardh) is eighteen.'" [Al-Kaafi 4:33] 2. قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع‏ مَا مِنْ مُؤْمِنٍ أَقْرَضَ مُؤْمِناً يَلْتَمِسُ بِهِ وَجْهَ اللَّهِ إِلَّا حَسَبَ اللَّهُ لَهُ أَجْرَهُ بِحِسَابِ الصَّدَقَةِ حَتَّى يَرْجِعَ إِلَيْهِ مَالُهُ Imam s-Saadiq a.s.: "When a believer (mu'min) gives a loan to another believer for the sake of Allah, Allah certainly reckons for him the reward of charity (sadaqa) until his loan turns back to him." [Al-Kaafi 4:34] Peace
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  10. well to give you an answer from the Islamic perspective, Imam Redha said "the one who is the most intelligent is the one who is aware of all the opinions" and to look at the examples of when they dealt with debates, they always argued against the opposition using THEIR books so in order to argue with your "friends" you need to learn their arguments and defeat them at that you will never convince them using the Quran, because they dont accept it, but they do accept the scientific books , so you must defeat them there, but in order to defeat them you must know their arguments which means that you must be knowledgeable on various topics or you could save yourself all of this trouble by following the Quran's advice where it says "do not take the disbelievers as your friends..... they will never be satisfied with you until you become like them and believe in what they believe(paraphrasing)" and last but not least, talking from experience, even if you convince them or defeat them wrong at that moment , and they have nothing left to say to you, they till wont accept your beliefs or accept your right , they will quiet down at that moment, but the next day come back with some other theory/argument(and there is an infinite amount of them) and it will be a viscous circle of wasting time getting nowhere a lot of people dont realize this but beliefs dont come from arguments, they come from the layers of the heart, the arguments is just the end justification for thier beliefs "it is not the eyes that are blind, rather it is the heart" Quran so save yourself the trouble, you get nowhere with arguing with them, because the beliefs are not in the arguments, in fact they would change their arguments very quickly and drop and take them up as they argue with you so you can see that their core beliefs dont come from that
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  11. Dear sister: Marriage is half of your deen and once kids start popping out, then depression goes away and you turn into self hair pulling zombie. That said, depression and emptiness will keep coming back even after marriage; the only thing which fills the void is remembrance of Allah swt, and the best among the remembrances of Allah swt which washes depression and voids away is the majlis of Imam Hussain a.s. followed by visiting holy places followed by reading a neat book about the Imam of our time. Caution: never try to remedy depression and void through movies, shopping or other entertainment. They end up increasing the void once the immediate high of the entertainment goes away.
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  12. narsis

    Shia view of ad dajjal

    Bismillah. Salaam. One of the signs of Imam Mahdi's Dhuhur is the appearance of the one named Sofyani. [1] The ahadith mention that the Sofyani is among the descendants of Utbah Ibn Abi Sofyan and that he is an evil person. [2] The Sofyani which is one of the enemies of Imam Mahdi will rise against him but will be swallowed by the earth by Allah’s (swt) decree along with his followers in a place named "Beyda" (which today is located in Yemen or between Mecca and Medinah). [3] More read: http://www.islamquest.net/en/archive/question/3827 http://www.islamquest.net/en/archive/question/fa7456 [1] Al-Kafi, vol. 8, pg. 310, hadith 483. [2] [الغیبة للشیخ الطوسی‏] رَوَى حَذْلَمُ بْنُ بَشِیرٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لِعَلِیِّ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ صِفْ لِی خُرُوجَ الْمَهْدِیِّ وَ عَرِّفْنِی دَلَائِلَهُ وَ عَلَامَاتِهِ فَقَالَ یَکُونُ قَبْلَ خُرُوجِهِ خُرُوجُ رَجُلٍ یُقَالُ لَهُ " عَوْفٌ السُّلَمِیُّ بِأَرْضِ الْجَزِیرَةِ وَ یَکُونُ مَأْوَاهُ تَکْرِیتَ وَ قَتْلُهُ بِمَسْجِدِ دِمَشْقَ ثُمَّ یَکُونُ خُرُوجُ شُعَیْبِ بْنِ صَالِحٍ مِنْ سَمَرْقَنْدَ ثُمَّ یَخْرُجُ السُّفْیَانِیُّ الْمَلْعُونُ مِنَ الْوَادِی الْیَابِس وَ هُوَ مِنْ وُلْدِ عُتْبَةَ بْنِ أَبِی سُفْیَانَ فَإِذَا ظَهَرَ السُّفْیَانِیُّ اخْتَفَى الْمَهْدِیُّ ثُمَّ یَخْرُجُ بَعْدَ ذَلِکَ" [3] Bihārul-Anwar, vol. 52, pg. 252, hadith 142; Ali Asghar Rezvani, Mo’ud Shenasi, pg. 524. With Duas. Narsis.
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  13. Allahumma salli ala Muhammad wa Ahli Muhammad wa Ajiji Faraja Hum.
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  14. @Azim Hussain We don't do it for them, we do it for ourselves.
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  15. Allah Humma Salle Ala Muhammadin Wa Aal-e-Muhammad, Wa Aj'jil Faraja Hum
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  16. Anyone who publicly denies that there are some Shi'a who do the things that you attributed to them in your first post is clearly a lunatic. Whether or not most people on ShiaChat believe something or not isn't the issue, most people on this site are exposed to a lot more elements of the religion that people who aren't on this site will never hear about, so it is normal that people here will have more rational beliefs than people who have grown up in a very cultural environment without access to any authentic information other than what they found their fathers upon.
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  17. Bismillah. Salaam. One of the signs of the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (as) [1] is the coming of the “Dajjal”. According to Arabic literature experts, any liar and trickster can be called a dajjal. Different unusual traits have been related to him in hadiths (in which are mostly found in Sunni sources), namely: he falsely claims his lordship [2], is high in age [3], along with him is fire and water [4], he cures the blind and those suffering from leprosy [5]. The commander of the faithful, Imam Ali (as) was busy delivering a sermon when he repeated three times: “Ask me (all that you need) before you lose me.” A righteous individual by the name of Sa’sa’ah ibn Sawhan stood up and asked: “Oh commander of the faithful! Who is the Dajjal?” In response to this question, Imam Ali (as) replied: “Be aware that the (name) of the dajjal is Sa’ed ibnul-Sa’ed. The unfortunate one is he who acknowledges and accepts him, and the fortunate being the one who rejects him. He will emerge from a place called “Isbahan”, from an area which is known to be the area of the Jews. His right eye is shut, bearing no eyeball. His other eye is in his forehead, shining so brightly that it resembles the morning star in brightness. In his eye there is a piece of meat that seems to have mixed with some blood and on his forehead, in between the two eyes, it has been written “Kafir” in a way that every literate and illiterate person can read. He travels over the oceans and the sun accompanies him. In front of him, there is a mountain of smoke and behind him there is a white one that people perceive to be food. He will appear during a very hard drought. He will be riding a dark or green donkey. Every step this donkey takes is equal to one mil (mile). He will travel and go here and there on earth. Every water source or spring that he crosses will turn and remain dry till the Day of Judgment. He will shout with a voice heard by all in the East and the West saying: “Come to me, Oh friends and followers of mine!” I (am a God) who has created, who has created the faces, has measured every persons portion (of sustenance), and is your guide. I am the exalted Lord!” He is a liar! He is Allah’s (swt) enemy...and in the end he will eventually be killed by the one Isa (pbuh) prays behind (Imam Mahdi (as))”. [6] As for who the dajjal really is, one can't reach a definite conclusion, but in a nutshell, it can be said there are several possibilities regarding this matter: 1) The dajjal is a true person that does extraordinary things using witchcraft and magic that will appear at the end of time. He will be the head of a great trouble-making that will take place for all of mankind. As the literal meaning of dajjal suggests, he is a user of witchcraft and a trouble-making individual with many materialistic facilities and capabilities. Some hadiths name him “the messiah of misguidance” which is the opposite of “the messiah of guidance”, meaning Prophet Isa (pbuh). During the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (as), he will begin to work against him. He is of those who have long lives and is and will remain alive until the day he appears. He will take over the whole world expect for Makkah and Madinah. [7] 2) Iblis or Satan is the dajjal. 3) The Sufyani is the dajjal. 4) The dajjal has a symbolic and secret side to it (and isn't a true person): “The dajjal symbolizes the highest levels of civilization, culture and Western technology that are in conflict with Islam and its principles; a culture that tries to conquer and enslave all. We can clearly see today how the West’s materialist culture and technology has taken over all societies today, even Muslim ones…” [8] For further reading: Dajjal, Dorughguye Faribandeh, Maw’ud Magazine, no.4. [1] Of course this sign has been counted as one of the signs of the Day of Judgement (Sunan Tirmidi, vol.4, pp.507-519; Sunan Abi-Dawud, vol.4, pg.115; Sahih Muslim, vol.18, pp.46 and 81), yet in Shia hadith sources it has been counted as one of the signs of the nearness of the Day of Judgment (Biharul-Anwar, vol.6, pg.296, chapter 1 (The signs of the hour (Day of Judgment) and the story of Ya’juj) and also the signs of the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (as). There is no problem in this sign being both the sign of the Day of Judgment and the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (as), because his reappearance is one of the signs of the end of time and the Day of Judgment. [2] Sunan Ibn Majah, vol.2, pg. 1360. [3] Sahih Muslim, vol.8, pg. 205. [4] Sahih Bukhari, vol.8, pg. 103. [5] Musnad Ahmad, vol.5, pg. 13. [6] Lotfollah Safi, Muntakhabul-Athar, Chapter 3, pg. 532, hadith 8. In some hadiths it has been stated that he will eventually be killed by Prophet Isa (pbuh) (Biharul-Anwar, vol.14, pg.348, chapter 24) or it has been stated that he will be killed by Prophet Isa (pbuh) at a gate in Sham. For further information, see: Biharul-Anwar, vol.52, pp. 193 and 209; Kamaluddin, 525 and 526; Kashful-Ghummah, vol.3, pg.281; Al-Masa’ilul-Ashr, printed in the works of Sheikh Tusi, vol.3, pg. 122; Irshad, vol.2, pg. 371; Kanzul-Ummal, vol.14, pp. 198-200. Of course, there is no conflict between these two statements that Prophet Isa (pbuh) is one of those who takes orders from Imam Mahdi (as) and one can relate the doing of a soldier to his commander. [7] Al-Faqih, vol.2, pg. 564, the chapter on the respect and virtue of Medinah; Tahdhib, vol.6, pg. 12, chapter 5, The respect and virtue of Medinah. [8] Seyyid Muhammad Sadiq, Tarikh ma badal-Dhuhur, pp. 141 and 142. Quoted and obtained from: Ali Asghar Rizvani, Maw’ud Shenasi, pg. 533. Source: http://www.islamquest.net/en With Duas. Narsis.
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  18. salam, If worst comes to worst, have you spoken to the CPAS? Most students that I speak to receive money from them, I'm not 100% sure if you have to be a Belgian national or not, but you should still talk to them, in case things get quite bad, if you live in Belgium, you have paid so much tax on everything that you shouldn't feel guilty about taking something offered by the state. Have you signed up to ACTIRIS? Many employers advertise their jobs through them, or one of the other employment agencies? You should go and talk to some of those halal burger places, like Tonton Chami, or that other one, I can't recall the name, near the midi bridge, I've seen non-Muslims working in those places (which is quite odd because Muslims don't tend to employ non-Muslims) - but their staff are allowed to wear the hijab. Good luck, if I come across anything, I'll let you know insha'Allah.
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  19. Salam before we rely on a Hadith as a sacred statement of Imams or prophet this process should be checked with that Hadith: 1- Hadith has an authenticated chain of narrators or it is included in reliable Hadithi resources e.g Kafi, etc. 2- we should ensure of Arabic wording that it has not been recorded wrongly by some narrators in the past as it is usual due to the traditional style of recording classical books. for example in Arabic wording these two records could be mistakenly taken a- اکل السمك یذیب الجسد b- اكل السمك يذهب الحسد while the first Hadith has an acceptable meaning the second is that of superstitious Hadith that you can not admit but compared to the similar wording you will realize that it is not Hadith but a typo!! 3- All words and expressions of Hadith are clarified based on classical Arabic, sometimes we understand the hadith the way never meant by Imams so it may look ridiculous to us but this is our fault. to understand the real connotation of words we should look them up in genuine & traditional dictionaries. when we are positive of above mentioned principals we go through the rational process that our brother mentioned and now even if we still can not comprehend the Hadith we should leave its knowledge for Imams as we have form Imams that : our statement is complex .... do not deny the part you can not understand
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  20. Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise so I am changing myself. ~ Rumi.
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  21. How are you doing, brother. Long time no see?
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  22. That's sad Brother. There are very nice people of all races out there, and at the same time, there are still a handful of bad ones. The problem is that, these bad people nowadays seemed to have forgotten that all mankind are from the same creator (Allah SWT). And this problem is nothing associated with a particular religion. People from different background and religion may have this bad habit. Male, female, hermaphrodite, white, black, red, yellow, fair, green, purple, tall, short, dwarf, giant, poor, rich and whatever you think you are.... your status in the eyes of Allah are all equal and none is superior/inferior to another except the most pious amongst you (that is superior of course).... Tbh, discrimination had become an inevitable part of some human beings. Even amongst their kin, some people would still show discrimination i.e this one is tall, this one is short, this one is poor, etc etc... I just don't know why some humans are soo complicated at times... Only God knows how to judge his people. Plus: This world is temporary brother... one can choose to ignore some things that he can ignore and at the same time, choose to react to other things that he cannot withstand... i.e humiliation. Humiliaion at all extent should never be tolerated by a fellow human being. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, stand firm and be proud of yourself... have self esteem and self respect for yourself... and defend yourself to the very last. At the same time, respect the people who respect you without being bias.
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  23. Sumerian

    people of najaf

    They actually are.
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  24. Salam Alaykum I think this confusion is created because of the inaccurate translation. the original Arabic is this: وَ قَالَ ( عليه‏السلام )احْذَرُوا صَوْلَةَ الْكَرِيمِ إِذَا جَاعَ وَ اللَّئِيمِ إِذَا شَبِعَ be careful of the might of a Karim when he is hungry and a La'im when he is full. Karim in arabic means a noble person who has both self-respect and respect for others. La'im is a low person who does not have any sense of self esteem. being hungry and full are used figuratively, meaning when in need and when in power. a noble person in need loses control, like the way a low person in power loses control, so be careful of them both.
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  25. Salam, You did not meet everyone in Najaf just as you didn't meet everyone in Karbala. Please stop generalising.
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  26. Allah Humma Salle Ala Muhammad Wa Aal-e-Muhammad, Wa Aj'jil Faraja Hum
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  27. This is what I wrote, actually: The fact that you edited out the word "some" in order to change the meaning of what I wrote, tells a lot about your honesty and sincerity. Your questions are illogical. We are here discussing why about one billion Sunni Muslims have negative views of Shi'is and Shi'ism and you are mentioning ShiaChat. Do you seriously think all Shi'ah live on ShiaChat?
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  28. its a theory , there is nothing to explain also we need to stop putting science on equal terms with religion , because religion(Quran) is from God while science is from hypothesis/conjecture/theories from observed data, it could be totally wrong and anything that comes from science we instantly demand religion to explain it which is just opposite to what faith is supposed to be about
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  29. Sexist ads from the sixties that reminded me of some SC men
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  30. to all you nay sayers.....void filled.
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  31. Same here LCM. i hate telling this to people but at times all they need are a few visits to the therapist instead of a life-long commitment like marriage that has no guarantees at all.
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  32. A stained glass Shatters with a thousand years My pale skin glistens @Bakir @apofomysback
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  33. I probably should write a poem. Someone please remind me to do so?
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  34. Bakir

    My Brother

    The very fact they are his former friends but still so much concerned about his private life should be a reason to put an eye rather on them than on your brother. Such relationships happen. Aren't always meaningful, but they aren't bad for achieving certain growth and experience which will later be much needed. Of course, be a source of support for him not to commit any idiocy and to focus on what is really important for him. As for those people, yeah, be careful. Envy is a root for many wicked behaviours.
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  35. I haven't tried the ginger tea, should give it a try tomorrow (or tonight if I happen to stay awake coughing for hours lol). What's working for me is to sleep in an inclined position (with a good amount of pillows on my back). Yet I still cough a bit and it just seems it may go worse as every night xD.
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  36. RuckOver293

    My Brother

    The big issue is that they didn't know until today. A lot has happened since I made this post, but the cat is out of the bag. Thankfully, may parents were not terribly upset with him for having lied to them about her. My only concern has always been, and will be, the well being of my family. I don't really care what people have to say about their relationship, lol. However, the guy kept harassing my mother and telling her all these things but made it sound like my brother was seriously in trouble. It's been a stressful day, but Alhamdulillah it has all worked out for the best!
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  37. *channels inner Desi auntie* No, no boy wants to marry a billboard.
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  38. S.M.H.A.

    HAZRAT ABU BAKR

    وَإِذِ ابْتَلَىٰ إِبْرَاهِيمَ رَبُّهُ بِكَلِمَاتٍ فَأَتَمَّهُنَّ ۖ قَالَ إِنِّي جَاعِلُكَ لِلنَّاسِ إِمَامًا ۖ قَالَ وَمِنْ ذُرِّيَّتِي ۖ قَالَ لَا يَنَالُ عَهْدِي الظَّالِمِينَ {124} [Shakir 2:124] And when his Lord tried Ibrahim with certain words, he fulfilled them. He said: Surely I will make you an Imam of men. Ibrahim said: And of my offspring? My covenant does not include the unjust, said He.[Pickthal 2:124] And (remember) when his Lord tried Abraham with (His) commands, and he fulfilled them, He said: Lo! I have appointed thee a leader for mankind. (Abraham) said: And of my offspring (will there be leaders)? He said: My covenant includeth not wrong-doers.[Yusufali 2:124] And remember that Abraham was tried by his Lord with certain commands, which he fulfilled: He said: "I will make thee an Imam to the Nations." He pleaded: "And also (Imams) from my offspring!" He answered: "But My Promise is not within the reach of evil-doers."[Pooya/Ali Commentary 2:124] http://quran.al-islam.org/ "....Zalim (unjust) in the view of the Quran, is he who worships, or has worshipped a ghayrallah. Shirk (idolatry) in the words of the Quran is the greatest zulm or injustice. Therefore he who, at any time in his life, has been a mushrik (idolater) can never be an Imam. Besides the Holy Prophet there was no one, among his companions, who had not been an idol-worshipper, save his cousin, Ali ibna abi Talib, who alone could be rightfully chosen by providence "to receive the covenant of imamat". The Holy Prophet, therefore, under the command of Allah transferred the imamat to Ali, and after Ali to the eleven Imams in the progeny of Muhammad and Ali. In this way the covenant of Allah with Ibrahim was fulfilled, and in the progeny of Isma-il the twelve princes, the twelve holy Imams, were born....."
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  39. I was going to say that. I hate to pull out the " depression" card, but if you're confused about why you feel empty, maybe you should figure that out first ,if you can ,rather than rely on another person to solve the issue. Is this feeling truly longing for a mate...or something else?
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  40. He never pledged allegiance happily or otherwise. Do you know what pledging allegiance means?? Didn't imam Hussain say the likes of me will never do bayat of the likes of Yazeed. Even sunnis don't claim that he pledged allegiance when they attacked his house. Bukhari clearly says that he didn't pledge allegiance for 6 months.
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  41. I only watched about a minute of the video so I can't give a full response. However I did notice a couple of rational errors even in that time. 1, Believing in what has been revealed to them is not the same as believing in what they claim to be from God. The gospels ≠ what was revealed to them. 2a, Our God and the Hindus God is the same - even if the Hindus don't believe in the same God. The same may be said for Christians. Belief ≠ reality. 2b, The Quran is possibly speaking about the concept of God that was revealed to them. I.e. Our God = the God that was taught to them via the original revelation. 2c, Even if the Quran was stating that their belief in God was the same as ours - then it would be an approximation (because that is how language normally works) or it would be referring to a specific characteristic of God (I.e his oneness - since even Trinitarians say that God is one).
    2 points
  42. Salam, Only realizing Allah's worth fills the void. Everything else is temporary fix.
    2 points
  43. Assalam aleikum, Its true that having a spouse could make you feel less lonely but a person will never ever be able to fill the entire void. Only Allah (swt) can do that. Its really good that you try to keep yourself busy but one thing that you really need to focus on is your spirituality. Are you praying your daily prayers? Do you understand the importance of your prayers? When you grasp the importance and blessings of salah you will feel such a sweetness when you stand before you Lord. Are you reading and studying Qur'an regularly? Just reading the Qur'an sometimes isn't enough - its useful to study it, learn the context of the surah and read the tafsir of it. Just by doing that can transform your entire experience of reading the Qur'an. In addition, how well do you know your faith? Islam is a faith that thrives on knowledge so no matter if we're new reverts or scholars we should make an effort to read books, watch plenty of lectures and go to the masjid if possible. I find the more I learn about Islam, the more contented I feel in my every day life, and believe me if you'd asked me this time last year what would've have made me happy, I would have said having a man in my life. I pray that Allah (swt) gives you sweetness in your faith and helps you to feel complete.
    2 points
  44. "Feeling the presence of God in all situations solves all issues." -Ayatollah Bahjat
    2 points
  45. Khadim uz Zahra

    My Brother

    Well, then, I'm not entirely sure what the problem is. I've always been a little amused at how people consider 18 some golden number, after which everything somehow becomes alright. A three year difference isn't exactly a lot and while, yes, 16 might be relatively young, a lot of people at 16 are quite mature. Since it's also not a problem legally, the only concern you have is what others might say, yes? And, really, to that problem the centuries-old solution is to ignore them. That's it. Regarding your parents, well, that's a whole 'nother can of worms. Did you talk to your brother about it? In the heated discussion you had, I'm sure he said all the things a teenage boy 'in love' would say but what was his reaction to the parents' disapproval? I'm sure you must have brought it up?
    2 points
  46. Bismillah His point of view is interesting in the sense that it's rare to see people holding those kind of beliefs nowadays. Still this is exageration of the status of Amirul Mum'ineen(AS) and himself killed a man who told him that he was God(Nauzubillah). He ressembles Alevis from Turkey who say that Ali(AS) is in a trinity with Muhammad(SAWS) and Allah(SWT)...Starfullah ..You claim to be a sufi but to be one you have to follow the first level because there are 4 levels. Ismailis and Alawis think they are ahead of us because they disregard Sharia and jump to the 3 other levels (Tareeqat,Haqeeqat and Mari'fat). To achieve these levels you have to first pass through the 1st level which is Sharia(The pillars and the belief). Shahada,Salat,Ramadan,Zakat,Hajj etc. you are breaking the shahada right away with you ghulat beliefs.. La Ilaha Ilala ! No God but Allah ,Muhammad(SAWS) is his Prophet and Ali (AS) is the Wali and the succesor of the Prophet(SAWS) but nothing more and nothing less
    2 points
  47. Sallam Alliekom Coming from a Shia "Me", Sunni's Do not Hate Imam Ali (as), they consider him as a pious Brave Companion "Some nickname him as the lion Of Allah" and "One of the 10 promised Paradise" However Sunni's do have a Strange relationship with Ali (as), for Example as they Praise Him, they also Praise his Enemies who tried to kill him or waged War against him at the same time "Muawiyah" and co.. and they give excuses to those who waged war against him during his Caliphete and having a hard time condeming those who they consider to be "Pious" the Quran is Clear about the Issue when a Muslim Kills another Muslim, and i sometimes wonder if it Applies on "Companions" Moreover These Issues within a Sunni Community is hardly mentioned as it'll raise many questions within a rational mind to why a companion we thought to be pious goes and wages war on a "Rightly Guided Caliph" .. it doesnt makes sense.. So in conclusion The Issues of the Caliphet of Imam Ali (as) are to be hidden or to lower down, and Elevate other Sahaba's status to admire "To Over shadow Ali" and keep our minds and attention away from Ali and if Ali (as) Is mentioned, it would be At the time of the Prophet's Lifetime and his Roles in the Battlefields.. but wouldnt expect much talk about his caliphet and how companions raised swords on him
    2 points
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