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  1. My sins Grow softly In mounds undisturbed Grain by grain They grow steady Until I can't breathe So vast are these stains I wonder- Will I ever be redeemed Or will I Drown under the harsh white caps Of my sins? Ya Allah, I am lost To You, I shall come Before the black whale Swallows me whole In seas of hellfire
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  2. Moderate and Wahabbi are two words which are fundamentally opposite of each other. Its like saying someone is devilishly pious. and No, there's no chance I would ever consider marrying a Wahabbi. Rather marry a Jew than marry a Wahabbi.
    5 points
  3. There is no caste system in Islam, in case you haven't noticed.
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  4. Salam I understand what you mean how they cannot see, but Allah has blocked the hearts and visions of those who do not want to see and realize. Each one of us are ignorant. We too are at a level of ignorance to incomparison to the full truth, and Imam Mahdi (a.) is tolerating the ignorance of the us so called Shias. Just take your focus away from contempt of those who are happy in their own current state and focus on Allah and improving ourselves. This is productive use of energy and emotions.Use the anger to stick to the truth and know and practise it even more than before
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  5. To properly deal with this question we have to understand the evolution of identity. 1400 years ago, there was no idea of a nation-state. If you were a Muslim, you were a citizen of the Islamic nation. Islam was the social fabric that became the foundation of ethics, law, economics, fashion, art, and communal relations. Islam was central to society, much more than the Constitution or the Bible was to America. In the United States, one who commits treason and betrays America is subject to the death penalty. Similarly, Islamic apostasy laws in essence are not to take the sword to all who blasphe
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  6. Wahabism are based on extremism, Extremism is in their basic training. As our mother grows us in the shade of love of Ahl-e-Bait (a.s.), same their mothers grows their children in the shade of hate with Ahlul Bait (a.s.)
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  7. I do not see those who reject the wilayat of ameerul momineen Ali ibn Abu Talib (as) as equal in any way to imami people. marriage must be between equals
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  8. When you are a positive role model for Islam, theres no need to prove it no more. You simply become the proof. The problem with Islam is its a lifestyle but people only see restrictions, when they are in play you become a manifestation of Ahlulbayt and the Prophet Muhammad saw and then atheists will see there is a difference in a muslim compared to the rest of humankind.
    4 points
  9. My four year old just asked me: "If every thing comes from something, what did the first thing come from?" I don't feel prepared to discuss first cause with a very clever preschooler.
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  10. Haji 2003

    National Museum Riyadh

    Spent a nice late afternoon/ early evening at the National Museum in Riyadh. Entry costs 10 Riyals and is well worth the admission. The place is built for large crowds weekday mornings seem to be set aside for parties of school kids. While I was there I only saw one Saudi couple and a party of four Germans and their English speaking guide. So a nice and peaceful experience. All signage is in Arabic and good English. The exhibition starts of with natural history (dinosaurs etc.), with plenty of quotations from the Quran. I walked through that pretty quickly because there did not
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  11. A marriage shouldn't be based on things such as appearances of course, and I think a marriage between people who have fundamentally different beliefs would be difficult regardless (perhaps not if they both aren't very practicing). (Also I think it turned out that he hadn't been kicked out of anywhere for being too beautiful, haha)
    3 points
  12. Bismillah. Salaam. I hope these links help you: https://www.facebook.com/IslamShiaItalia/ http://www.islamshia.org/ Whit Duas. Narsis.
    3 points
  13. making a public declaration asking for friends is a recipe for trouble XD... welcome to SC, linger here for enough time to know who is who and which is which before making such a decision of making friendships with anonymous ! Welcome.
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  14. Salam, I know some brothers who study in Qom. There are students there from all over the world. If you are studying in the hawza, there is a stipend so at least you can have a house, food, and cloths. That's about it. It's not a luxurious life but if you are dedicated to study and serving the community it is an option for you. There may be some brothers here who can give you more specific information, my knowledge about this is only second hand.
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  15. What I can't stand and what pisses me off a lot is those people who talk about Islam as if it is a religion of violence and terrorism and that it is something retroactive. They think that science doesn't fit with religion whereas our Religion is Science itself!!! The quran and ahlulbayt(as) are the science themselves. We are the power the manners the ethics the principles the integrity the values that they wish they had. We are the salvation of the human's soul and without us without islam this world will be meaningless. They disgust me with their certainty and their stupidity. I meet these pe
    2 points
  16. Ali_Hussain

    A ShiaChat Reunion?

    What about an option where non members have the opportunity to sign in easily just to ask a question, and they can only participate in that discussion, to have full access to the site they have to make an account.
    2 points
  17. hayaah

    A ShiaChat Reunion?

    Generally speaking, everyone seems to have lost interest in MOST areas of life and not just SC. i.e work, social media and school -(due to the repetitive nature)
    2 points
  18. S.M.H.A.

    Karbala

    Audhu billahi min ash-shaitanir rajeem. Bismillah, ar-Rahman, ar-Rahim AsSalaamu Alaykum, In my humble opinion, we should focus on lessons learned from the Tragic events related to Karbala. There is a wealth of knowledge and insight stored in every action taken/ sermons delivered by Our Master Abu Abdullah Al-Husayn[as], Sayyidah Zainab[sa], Imam Ali ibn Husayn[as], Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas[as] and the blessed companions. 1] What is your understanding of the Message of Karbala. 2] What lessons do you learn from events related to Karbala. [Includes events leading up t
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  19. Hey! I want be friend.. and learn about shia.. i need a help cause i dont know enough.. i hope you can help me thanks ^^
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  20. Salam According to Quran, this is a characteristic of the believers. The believers are those who possess understanding per a verse, and those who possess understanding are described with those characteristics. They swallow their anger and when they get angry they forgive. I think however this virtue is not highly emphasized among Muslims. I've seen people often get angry at others and not forgive them. They hold grudges against people. Why is it Salah or Siyaam etc, people very well know and are reminded of are features of this religion, but when it comes to the issue of
    2 points
  21. Was looking into this but I was thinking as convincing as it may be, this allows us to 'predict' Judgement day but I believe we cant guess when so idk but good analysis, very interesting. Wa
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  22. The course on "Islamic Belief System", "Imamah" and "Wilayah".
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  23. Q2) What attracted you to him and his personality? He was known not to like the limelight. He was also known to be a very knowledgeable scholar. A2) A comment before I answer: Spiritual wayfairing was not well known or practised by lebanese seminary students in those days, since most went to the arabic hawzas in Najaf, and did not read or learn from Iranian scholars (where most of the gnosticism and philosophy studies occurred). Their focus was mainly on fiqh and usool subjects. Then the revolution in Iran happened, and the 'Sun of Khomeini rose unto the world', and we were all affe
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  24. ok I'll have to break this into chunks, question by question (not literal): Q1) When and how did you come to know Sh Bahjat? A1) After 1985, we used to go to Iran in delegations. I was around 25/26 yrs old in those days. We requested info on which scholars to visit in Qom, and our friends stressed to meet Sh. Bahjat. The first time I went with a delegation of Hizbullah officials (S Abbas al-Mousawi was there too), and I was the youngest of the group, when we went to his house and all sat down, the feeling of prestige and loftiness overcame us all, to such an extent that we coul
    2 points
  25. mesbah

    respect for sadat

    the username of the OP is wrong. Ahlulbayt is a restricted title for the infallible progeny of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&h)
    2 points
  26. How about asking Ulama instead of guessworking out of what "makes sense" to you?
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  27. Akhi, as you probably know, the "sayyid" status of a lot of these "sayyids" is highly questionable. So, at times, you cannot be really sure whether that "sayyid" is truly a descendant of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his family) or not. Perhaps, he is only a remnant of a long-stretching Hindu lineage. Secondly, the brother of Imam al-Hasan al-Askari (peace be upon him) who nearly destroyed Shi'ism through his mammoth lies was also a sayyid - a genuine one actually. Are we really to respect that liar, who knowingly denied the birth of Imam al-Hujjah (ajfs) in order to steal his inheri
    2 points
  28. I don't know, I really not sure about a "moderate" Wahhabi. (There really isn't such a thing) I would feel better about the situation hypothetically if my future daughter married a moderate Sunni or a Shia from Saudi instead. It is ridiculous and sucks that he was deported because of his looks though.
    2 points
  29. Salam OP, I feel you on this one. I too get so so mad with people. I've lost count the times I've had messages on my Tumblr which always say the same thing: 'you're a terrorist and your prophet was a paedophile.' Their arguments are so pathetic, it doesn't matter how eloquently you answer their misconceptions, they just don't want to listen. We live in a world where knowledge is at our very finger tips... libraries, books, internet, school, college, university, but people drown in a sea of ignorance because its easier to sit at home and watch the 6 o'clock news. All we can do with s
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  30. Forgive me XD ! I did not realise haha i just found it interesting Haha ohh didnt realise it would be that bad :D, I dont know thought it was interesting so thought I should share it, good thing I did so i know its wrong!
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  31. The logic he used is so flawed, it hurts. The average speed of a rotation of the Earth reduces about 15 millionths of a second in a year. It will take billions of years for what he's talking about to happen- that's once helluva Qiyamah prediction.
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  32. Come on brother, he is talking about Qiyamat. How can he talk about Qiyamat without talking about Imam e Zaman a.s??? Basically he rejects about our 12th Imam a.s. and went straight to Qiyamat. Had we followed his version of Islam, Islam would have been finished long time ago!
    2 points
  33. Salam, I'll try my best to help. But please keep in mind that i'm no expert, merely a convert and i also learn new things everyday.
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  34. I feel your frustrations, brother but I tend avoid to such people, they are buttom-pushers and prideful like Iblis (la). Pride goes before a long, long fall in people and they don't and won't realize it until it's too late. Beautifully stated, Elihu.
    2 points
  35. @certainclarity Yes i know what you mean. I totally agree in everything you said, especially the quote of imam ali. Some ex-friends when they see me they would get stunned and they don't understand how i changed and why. This is islam, it purifies the individual and it takes him to the highest levels of existence if he wishes so. Sometimes when i see a hopeless case i like to mention my story just to piss him/her off more lol
    2 points
  36. Don't give them the attention that they want, we're all surrounded by "open minded" people and "smart atheists" when all they during their day is listen to what satisfies them thus increasing their ego. They're a nuisance but you should do your job and stay cool as no one is going to convert when they see an angry muslim, it increases their stand. Show them all the proof and they'll come up with the craziest explanations when they themselves know it's right deep within them.
    2 points
  37. Wa aleykumsalaam, Because of this rule:
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  38. but in islam we believe that god sent many prophets to all humans. these myths can come from : previous prophets influence from nearby monotheistic religions people made them up... the problem with this thought though that it is hard to make distant disconnected group of cultures believe in the very same story Quran asserts that islam is not something new. As for the mud... the Quran says Allah created the man from mud without Al Al-ta3rif. So probably not the mud of today but something like the primordial mud? https
    2 points
  39. I used to hold the opinion that verse was referring to the glands in the pelvic cavity but since taraib is supposed to be in reference to the front rib area of the female (according to lexicographers), I think this is undoubtedly the best and most realistic interpretation:
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  40. I was looking at the Arabic you posted. It looks like he is talking about Surat Tariq يَخْرُجُ مِن بَيْنِ الصُّلْبِ وَالتَّرَائِبِ Of all the objections I have heard, this is really a weird one. But to answer, I will have to be sort of graphic. If a man is standing up, the testicles are hanging down. Where are they hanging, between the backbone and the ribs. If he is a man, he can check for himself. Is there are further objection or question ?
    2 points
  41. Shaykh al-Kashi recorded with a sahih chain that Imam al-Rida, peace be upon him, said: لا تقبلوا علينا خلاف القرآن فانا ان تحدثنا حدثنا بموافقة القرآن وموافقة السنة، انا عن الله وعن رسوله نحدث، ولا نقول قال فلان وفلان، فيتناقض كلامنا، ان كلام آخرنا مثل كلام أولنا، وكلام أولنا مصادق لكلام آخرنا Do not accept anything attributed to us which contradicts the Qur’an, because whenever we speak, we speak what agrees with the Qur’an and the Sunnah. We narrate from Allah and from His Messenger. And we never say {so-and-so said}; otherwise our words would contradict. Verily, the words of the
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  42. ^ Lumas love Starbits. Hopefully in Ramadan their diet is plenty.
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  43. Themed after Gaius Caesar.
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  44. Another version of Thaqalyn but without Ghadeer: Narrated 'Abdullah, he said: Narrated Abi Aswad b. 'Amir from Shareek from al-Qasim from Hasaan from Zayd b. Thabet, he said: The Messenger of Allah(saw) said: I am leaving amongst you Khalifatayyn (two successors): The book of Allah 'Azawajjal; a rope stretching between the heavens, and my progeny(as). They will never separate from each other until they return to me at the Lake-fount. [Fadha'il al-Sahaba by Ahmad b. Hanbal, Volume 1, pg. 603, Hadeeth 1032] Grading: Isnad Hasan(Good Chain) http://ia802702.us.archive.or
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  45. Did 'Uthman participate in the Battle of Badr? Perhaps, 'Umar did not consider Imam 'Ali (peace be upon him) an early convert?!
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  46. It is an reasoning itself. The reason actually conclude that God can't be comprehend by Mind, nor we can say those words about Him.
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  47. Allah Humma Sale Ala Mohammad Wa Ale Mohammad Allah Humma Ajil Le Waliyikal Faraj Allah Humma Sale Ala Mohammad wa Ale Mohammad
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  48. I would do this in Quran going backwards. Smaller Surahs first, the bigger Surahs.
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