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  1. 6 points
    Nowadays some try and insist to introduce themselves as the forerunners of respect for women's rights, but the reality is that more than 14 centuries ago, when girls were buried alive and had no place in a family and society, Islam had given orders to cherish them. Prophet Mohammad (SAAW) said: "Your daughters are your best children." (Mustadrak al-Wasa’il, v.2, p.615)
  2. 5 points
    Bakir

    Homosexuality, why is it sinful?

    Replies here talk about homosexuals as if they were the worst cancer in society... you should pay more attention, seriously. If any, the homosexual movement has fought against a very rooted stupid biggotry in the West. @The Batman in gay marriages, the chances of contracting AIDS arent different from heterosexual marriages. AIDS isn't created from scratch, so to speak. @Eric muhalla I am not exactly sure of why it is haraam. I am gay and I know for sure it is natural and not a choice, and that it takes place in the individual either from a very early age or since you are born. I also take for granted that change is a delusion on certain groups with a tough uncalled for religious bias. I reject all this non-sense that is so commonly used by bigotted straights who want to convince themselves that they are right about condemning gays in any way. Homosexuality has evident disadvantages that I won't be quoting here, but I myself despise. Still, these are just my own opinions, and are also biased by my experiences in life. We still have got the Quran though, as muslims, and even there are different interpretations, you shall follow the one most qualified in your understanding. That's what a religion is about after all. It's not easy for me either, I dedicated countless hours to study this topic and haven't found any explanation that convinces me genuinely.
  3. 4 points
    Salam. What can be noted is that those who don't like `ilm al-rijal, but don't know much about it and so can't really discredit it with their own (lack of) proper and research and sound arguments, will refer to the writings or lectures of those whom they believe discredit it. One of these is `Abd al-Halim al-Ghizzi. I am told that he has four lectures dedicated to discrediting Shi`i `ilm al-rijal. I may post a quick review of each of these lectures after listening to them. It should be noted that each of these four lectures are very long. The reader will then excuse me if each review is long.
  4. 4 points
    Haji 2003

    Homosexuality, why is it sinful?

    People need to remember that the acceptance of homosexuality in the West did not happen after various scientific studies on the subject. Even though its defenders may now bring science into the equation. The acceptance came after, for example, the normalisation of adultery and other forms of heterosexual deviations, such as premarital sex, from previously accepted norms. If heterosexuals were to be allowed various freedoms, it then became patently hypocritical to deny homosexuals their freedoms as well. Islamic restrictions on the public display of homosexual behaviour are consistent with the wider restrictions that heterosexuals face in terms of freedom of behaviour and expression of sexuality in the public space.
  5. 4 points
    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=243883845955445&id=237130846630745 Soldier isis bragging and saying that whomever God(swt) is on his side, he will not let him go astray! And 5 seconds after the surprise! The irony
  6. 4 points
  7. 4 points
    Don'tMakeA١٠١س

    Islamic Quizzes

    I believe @habib e najjaar, as he didn't get any questions wrong, has won the Official ShiaChat Islamic Quiz Challenge Cup! No, I didn't make this with Paint.
  8. 4 points
    notme

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    That's very sad. Autocorrect just corrected the phrase "love and appreciate" to "live and grapefruits". I'm still giggling. People are starting to stare.
  9. 4 points
    kamyar

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    I advise the young boys to marry and advise them to consider taqwa (piety) and efaf (modesty/chastity) of girls in marriage, not their looks. [There are] too many girls without jamal (apparent beauty), but they are possessors of highest human values; seek and appreciate them. Seyyed Ali Khamenei In addition to the quote above, I remember hearing/reading a hadith from Prophet something along the following lines: Whoever marries a woman who isn't good looking just for her iman (faith), Allah will make her beautiful in his eyes.
  10. 3 points
    shia farm girl

    When you're an Introvert

    I am infj too:)
  11. 3 points
    The First Lecture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5Ed9_WupOs It is pertinent to note the irony that, despite Ghizzi’s attacks on other people’s mistakes in language, he himself is a poor speaker, with a bad grasp of rhetoric. For, he expresses his arguments poorly, and in a verbose manner. He also makes his points in a disorganised order, mentioning examples for some points after moving to make another point. At times, he does not even express his point properly, or even at all, and they have to be derived from the examples that he is citing. Indeed, what is quoted from him below probably improves upon what he delivers, and makes it sound more organised, clear, and coherent than it actually was. In writing this, I may have even inadvertently strengthened some of his weak points. Despite the length of the lecture, there were repeated instances of spuriously-related examples accompanied by poor, if any, reasoning, with there being far fewer points than one would expect of such length. Indeed, he himself seems to say that he has only put forward one argument in this episode. In reality, the episode comes off more like a collection of gossip, told with little charisma and maybe even (unsympathisable) anger, rather than a scholarly discussion of why he rejects `ilm al-rijal. He begins by saying that contemporary scholars rarely respected each other, and attacked and were horrible to each other. For example, in one story, one scholar, who opined that something was haram to consume, was invited to eat at the house of another scholar – someone who disagreed with this opinion. The latter gave the former food which included the controversial food. The story actually demonstrates acts of maliciousness and small-mindedness from supposedly great scholars, and has no link to other scholars of the time, let alone the qudama’ (ancient scholars). At first, I thought that Ghizzi was making a more sophisticated point that contemporaries attacking each other is a known phenomenon (which itself would be a debatable claim); that later scholars don’t use this to negate or demean a scholar, but instead rely on them; so, this should be the same with the companions of the imams. However, his actual point was far more simplistic: look at how scholars erred in judgement. He says that that the judgement of great scholars was foolish or mistaken, so what then of the judgement of others? This was his main point in this episode which he repeated again and again, giving numerous “examples”. For example, some people opined that Bahr al-`Ulum was the Imam of the time, but when they found that he had a doubt in his salat, they realised that he couldn't be him [a]. The authors of the rijal books were no different, he asserts. However, what relevance does the judgement of fools have to do with sensible people, let alone the qudama’? What relevance does it have to do with scientifically scrutinising the reliability of the transmissions of a narrator? Or, for example, he mentions how some people called into a Sunni talkshow, and they praised an Sunni scholar, saying something about his beauty or something, even though he was ugly and suffered from blindness or something. The relevance becomes increasingly thin. The scrutiny of the reliability of one’s transmission of narrations has little relevance to the typical type of layperson who calls into talkshows or to the subject of physical beauty. Or, for example, he mentions that some scholars had decided to back Rida Khan al-Pahlawi who later went onto outlaw the turban and hijab. Why their apparent ineptitude in politics has anything to do with religion is never touched upon. Instead, he lumps all of these into his bloated category of “evaluations” (taqyeemaat – a word which I have never personally seen used in the rijali context as far as I can remember). He says that the evaluations of the rijalis are not better than the evaluations of these individuals, and that, in-fact, he believes that these scholars were better and more knowledgeable than Najashi and others. In actual fact, these stories of recent scholars – which serve only to show acts of stupidity, or political ineptitude, or cruelty – only put down the names that feature therein. They do not remotely even relate to other scholars in the same generations as these scholars, let alone Najashi and others, may Allah have mercy upon them. Or, for example, he says that the author of Rawdhat al-Jannat presents Mirza al-Qummi’s being struck with deafness after writing al-Qawaneen as one of his, the latter’s, karamat. Why is this relevant to the qudama’? Can it be shown that the qudama’ also were incapable of basic sound reasoning? Isn't it possible that such an example is restricted to the author of Rawdhat al-Jannat and has no connection even to his contemporaries, and proves nothing except the possible feeble-mindedness or extreme bias or desperation of the author in trying to demonstrate the virtues of Mirza al-Qummi (if Ghizzi has presented it correctly)? While these examples struggle to prove the point that he wishes to make, other examples are even less relevant. These are not normal lapses in judgement. He also mentions that one of the great maraj` prayed upon a deceased maraji` even though he had not memorised salat al-mayyit correctly. So, some attempted to defend this by claiming that the Imam of the time had been present and that the latter’s [a] salat affected the former’s. Quite how this feeble, baseless explanation has any relevance is far from clear. As for the marja’ in question not knowing, or remembering, how to perform the specific ritual correctly, then its relevance is most tenuous. Why should one's ignorance have any connection to `ilm al-rijal? He cannot just imply that all human beings are fallible, when this example is due to basic ignorance which a jurist of fiqh should be ashamed of, especially when trying to perform it in an important occasion, and has nothing to do with informed experts making their judgements. Ghizzi also barely manages to express the point that scholars could judge on the basis of unfair standards. For example, he cites an instance where one of the scholars was attacked for opining that the path of the Shakhiyya is good and that this was described as being worse than actually bad things. He says that these are the words from the “rijali” author of this book. That author has never even been mentioned in any work of `ilm al-rijal that I have come across and looked into. Classing him as a “rijali” is most unscientific. Ghizzi also does not bother to explain how this one incident has any bearing on the principles of the past, simply repeating in his lecture that human beings are fallible, and just claiming that the scholars of the past are no different to such scholars without evidence. The episode, as mentioned before, is a diatribe of gossip, with example after example. He promises that he could cite many more, and perhaps we should be thankful that we are spared that. For, he tests the listener with examples that are irrelevant and, at times, incoherent. For example, he spends a lot of time relating a story about how one scholar told a white lie for the sake of politics. Quite how this is relevant is not abundantly clear. Or, for example, he show a video clip of sayyid Muhammad al-Sadr saying that whoever attacks Sistani is elevated, and whoever praises him is lowered. Or, for example, he mentions attacks in books on `Ali al-Kurani. Or, for example, in one story, a scholar deemed another scholar to be a kafir. There was little benefit to this story, though Ghizzi takes his time in narrating it. Or, for example, he spends much time talking about the book Jawahir al-Kalam. He says that its author disavowed a good deal of `ilm al-usul, but his book was interpolated and changed to include usul. To deal with the apparently embarrassing stance of original author while his book is studied in `ilm al-usul, he says that a story about the original book being accidentally thrown into a well by a child, the son of the author, was concocted. Quite what relevance this has to the discussion had at hand is not clear, even to his unsound point on human fallibility for which he attempts to give examples. However, he tries to link it to the qudama’ by asking how he can be expected to rely upon these evaluations – where judgement is involved here is not quite clear – and that the environment – whatever he means by this – is the same as that in which Najashi, Kashshi, and others lived, he alleges, without mentioning a single piece of evidence. Or, for example, he also says that Agha Buzurg al-Tihrani included a story in his Tabaqat A`lam al-Shi`ah which was negative to sayyid al-Mar`ashi, but then it was later amended. If he could be made to change his words, then the truth cannot obtained, and evaluations would not be correct. The lack of coherence here is due to Ghizzi. Needless to say, an instance of censorship does not prove anything. He also barely makes the point that Khu’i, according to the story of someone who seems to have disliked him and/or his methodology, rejected a narration because it is weak, and then when it supposedly came true, Khu’i was apparently astonished. Of course, as even Ghizzi manages to argue, just because a narration is weak, it does not mean that it cannot be true. It is absurd that this story with Khu’i – who is at least actually a rijali and whose example is somewhat relevant – should put down `ilm al-hadith, instead of just diminishing Khu’i in the science of hadith. What is its relevance to rejecting `ilm al-rijal? Ghizzi boasts about his having read numerous works of rijal, naming a good number, a number of which are unfamiliar and probably don't any connection to the original works of rijal by the qudama’. He wants to attack `ilm al-rijal by arguing that people are fallible, but he all ends up doing is undermining a gullible audience’s confidence in the scholars. He gives example after example which relate to recent scholars, and has nothing to do with the qudama’, and then alleges their relevance because human beings are all fallible, and indeed he claims that Najashi and others were far less than the recent scholars. He says that he is relating examples to us about the maraji` of the highest level, which Najashi and co. were below. But, his examples are crippled from the outset. For example, he shows a clip of Fayyadh condemning Ibn `Arabi, by saying that Fayyadh attributed words to the Qur’an and that he didn't even pronounce them properly anyway. Why should this have any bearing on `ilm al-rijal or on the qudama’? Why shouldn’t it simply show that Ghizzi is wrong to elevate them above Najashi and co.? Why shouldn't it simply shame Shias that one of their maraji` apparently doesn't know the Qur’an and can’t even pronounce Arabic words attributed to the Qur’an as they should be, when the people of the past were taught Qur’an before they moved onto hadith? The irony is that things he himself mentions in the episode can be considered evidences for `ilm al-rijal. For example, he quotes Khomeini saying that, even while he is alive, outlandish things are attributed to him, so what more might be attributed to him after his death? Ghizzi fails to see how much more applicable this is to the Imams and why it then demonstrates the strong need for filtering the reliable from the unreliable. Or, for example, he attempts to use the example of Khomeini originally thinking that some people were good, but then later seeing their true characters as evidence of the poor, unreliable evaluations of even this apparently great, clever scholar. However, this is actually a principle in `ilm al-rijal that goes something like this: the more someone is known by a contemporary critic, the more that the critic has the right to be trusted in his pronouncement on that person over other critics also making pronouncements. The example simply demonstrates this. Khomeini got to know these people better, and saw that they were not good as they seemed to be. Furthermore, this was – it came across – a scrutiny of their characters, and not of their possession of `adalah (i.e. being righteous), or being accurate in transmission. Or, for example, Ghizzi gives examples of popular sayings or stanzas attributed to the Imams, which speakers and non-hadith scholars repeated. Why should their judgement be relevant? It is perhaps even dishonest to paint all with the same brush in order to denounce them as inconsistency when an actual, revered scholar of hadith, would be consistent and very aware of what is even attributed to the Imams and what was not. What relevance does Bashir al-Najafi’s acceptance of a popular attribution, whose name I have never heard in connection to the scholarship of rijal, have to do with actual rijal scholars that Ghizzi claims “they” attribute what has no basis, and deny what has a basis? Indeed, all this ends up showing is the need for a scrutiny of the hadith, for just as things are falsely attributed today they were falsely attributed and included in the books of hadith. Of course, the ironies and inconsistencies of his points are beyond him. For example, if the scholars are so liable to stupidity and resoundingly poor judgement, then how can anyone, including Ghizzi, be trusted in their interpretation, or even their transmission, of what the Ahl al-Bayt said? He doesn't mention how one, especially a non-scholar, is able to know the truth and not be misled. If one is to say that such laughable errors are in the minority, then one has begun to engage in speech of `ilm al-rijal which says that the thiqa (trustworthy) narrator is one whose mistakes – and they are not mistakes like the mistakes mentioned above – are rare or insignificant. Furthermore, Ghizzi ends up undermining his emphasis on the Ahl al-Bayt. If “great scholars” – who are greater than Najashi and co. in his opinion – are so liable to blunders and bias, then why are the ordinary people not excused for not being Shi'is? Why are they not excused for following cleverer and more religious scholars who produce more scientific, coherent, and consistent works? It is clear then that there is barely any substance to this episode, and even failure in basic reasoning and rhetoric. Instead, one finds insults and attacks without any substantiation: `ilm al-rijal is not really an `ilm, he says, but rather this is just the terminology that used, and it is actually ignorance, and I am free to express my own opinion. Or, he says, he won’t discuss some things out of respect for the human intellect. He also repeats lines as though he wants to turn them into some kind of popular slogan: `ilm al-rijal is a sword which has slaughtered the hadiths, he keeps saying in different forms. If it so happens that there are a lot of unreliable hadiths attributed to the Imam, then why is it such a problem if they are not acted upon? There is no need to engage in any further detail with the numerous issues with what he said.
  12. 3 points
    Salam Khavarij never been destroyed. When they went to fight Imam Ali (a.s), Imam spoke them in some long speaking, so some of them joined Imam Ali and lots of them left the battlefield but the recent group never changed their mind just leaved fighting. Then Imam fought the remaining and all of them were killed except 9 or 10 of them. After some years, in the time when Imam Hasan and Muavia' made peace, they gathered again and fought against the present government which was in Muavia's hands. See: Imam Ali and Khavarij, by Jafar mortaza Jabaj Ameli Alkamel fi Al Tarikh, by Ibn Asir
  13. 3 points
    Western Duel Music???? You mean the soundtrack to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
  14. 3 points
    starlight

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    I have been ignoring the housechores for the past 2/3 weeks due to some issues, illnesses, social activities etc so this weekend I decided to give the house a thorough cleaning. I found a tupperware container at the back of a shelf in the kitchen. At first it seemed empty, but then I saw it had one forgotten cupcake in it,probably from the batch I made last month. It was hard and dry and a bit mouldy so I decided to leave it outside for the birds to eat........... Then I remembered your post so I examined it more closely, it did feel very hard, so I thought maybe the ants wouldn't eat it either..... next I threw it hard against the garbage can outside the kitchen......some bits came off but it didn't break lol.. It's in the trash now. I have left some bread out for the ants and birds instead On another note, why do the poor mothers get blamed for everything??? A couple of hours back, I was doing the laundry and just as I loaded and started the washing machine the TV cable stopped working.My daughter was watching cartoons and I heard her saying to mother in a appalled tone, " It's her , She started her washing and the TV stopped working."
  15. 3 points
    notme

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    Two hours later, and every now and then I think of this and giggle again.
  16. 3 points
    LeftCoastMom

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    Well, SG's older brother ( it seems he is a party fellow who thinks SG is too young to wed ...to which SG retorted that older brother could get married, too ,and stop messing around with his girlfriend, an American with a name that would make Gaius' head hit the desk) AND the daughter of one of his dad's business acquaintances ( who it seems had designs on SG herself ) have both gone ballistic within the last 24 hours. This should be fun. On the positive side, DD likes to weed and garden to center herself when stress hits. My yard is looking good.
  17. 3 points
    sharinganMahdi

    Redo Namaaz?

    you are welcome brother , and yeah it is no problem to repeat your prayer in order to perfect it but keep in mind Allah swt knows your intention and most likely would give you full sawab just because of your beautiful intention , but like you said sometimes Satan tries to make us feel to obsessive and doubtful which is not good , anyway brother may Allah swt continue blessing you in the name of Muhammad and his pure progeny
  18. 2 points
    Haji 2003

    Bruce Lee

    The man was a background celebrity in my childhood. His name had become synonymous with martial arts, but I don't think I've seen any of his movies. Anyway, I had a spare couple of hours to kill in the Tai Wai district of Hong Kong and saw signs for the Heritage Museum, so I thought I'd pay a visit. It says something about Hong Kong that such a rich colony only got such a museum well after the British left. This special, temporary exhibition is really well done, it takes up one of the three floors of the museum. It charts Bruce Lee's childhood (born in Hong Kong and then emigrated to the U.S.) and shows how his career developed. You get to see all the equipment he trained with and even more interestingly the books that he read. That was a real eye-opener. There are texts on Chinese history and philosophy as well as ones on business and personal success. You get a real feel for someone who wanted to develop himself physically, spiritually and focus that on building a business. He developed his own martial art and there are notes about what ideas underpinned this. It gets better. The exhibition documents how we used his martial arts expertise to train Hollywood stars and get into that industry. There are beautiful, directorial handwritten notes he made on how he wanted his movies shot. His sketches of fight sequences reminded me of Rodin. He was also a prolific letter writer and you get some feeling for his networking through his communications. I understand that he's revered, almost worshipped in some parts, obviously, he was much more than many of today's athletes. He died young and there is some controversy about his death and I've read on Quora that he must have been taking steroids, which wasn't illegal in those days. It's a really neat exhibition and given its high production values I guess it will be touring various other museums around the world at some stage.
  19. 2 points
    Haji 2003

    Favourite Threads

    Mainly for personal use as a shortcut. I've put a link to this post on my browser menubar, makes life much easier. It'll get in your way for a short while, sorry. Eateries Imageries Jokeries Thoughteries Trumperies Watcheries
  20. 2 points
    LabaikYaHussein

    Letter from al Qaim

    The last letter from Imam Mahdi In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful O’ Ali ibn Muhamad Samuri! May Allah give you and your companions high rewards! You will die within six days. So prepare yourself, and do not appoint anybody as your successor, since the second occultation has started. Thus, my reappearance will not be realized but with permission of Allah, and after people become heartless and merciless and the earth is replete with oppression. Also, some Shi‘a will claim they have seen me. Whoever claims this before the appearance of Sufyani and the cry from the sky is a slanderous liar. ( so why do people claim to have dreams of him or claim they have seen him or spoken to him?? )
  21. 2 points
    Gaius I. Caesar

    Haiku thread

    @Bakir In the rolling hills Greeks, Romans and Moors whisper- La Andalucía sueños I figured SC needed a dedicated haiku thread. For those who don't know what a haiku is, it is usually three lines and the syllable count is usually 5 for the first line, 7 for the second line and 5 for the final third line.
  22. 2 points
    Today is his birthday.
  23. 2 points
    Bakir

    Haiku thread

    Me encanta GC! Okay, I will have to try my own as well now! I will work in a Haiku and share it here :P
  24. 2 points
    RevolutionaryVisionary

    Redo Namaaz?

    Thanks for all the explanations, inshallah they will motivate me to do better in Salat.
  25. 2 points
    habib e najjaar

    Islamic Quizzes

    1. kitab al kafi, man la yahdhurul faqeeh, al istibsar, and tahdheeb al ahkaam. 2. Mukhtar al thaqafi's dad. I forget his name. Abu Mukhtar? :lol: 3. Mukhtar al thaqafi. 4. 23 years after the Prophet (saw) died.. and since the Prophet (saw) was born in 570 a.d, and abubakr was khalifa for 2 years, then umar for 10 years, then uthman for 11 years.. so lets make that 656 a.d and should be about 33 Hijri year. 5. marwan bin alhakam the son of hakam bin al aas.. both of whom had been exiled during the time of the Prophet (saw) but were brought back as advisers of the caliph during the time of uthman.
  26. 2 points
    I believe in love before marriage. You can love someone from afar or without being intimate with them.
  27. 2 points
    There are different kinds of love. I can love someone from afar, like respectable and pious figures, especially the Prophets and Imams, for their actions and minds. But when you marry someone, a different kind of love is established. It's not the love we naturally have towards things and people that we deem perfect in some way or another. It's love towards someone who is clearly imperfect. Flawed. Mistaken-ridden. It's a vulnerable kind of love, you love them for being good and trying despite their infallibility. And you love them for loving you. So to answer the question, yes and no, depends on the type of love.
  28. 2 points
    starlight

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    Doing things for themselves?? My 5 year old acts like he is doing us a favour when we do things for him!!!! We washed his bike today and he went around telling everyone how he let Mummy help him wash his bike, as if he expected me to thank him for the privilege! Lol...I don't really mind. Infact, secretly I enjoy it. I will let him continue with this entitled attitude till he turns 7. My daughter is different, she is older and more sensible(though she still transforms into a drama queen sometimes) She enjoys helping me with chores. The remark in the earlier post was uncharacteristic of her.
  29. 2 points
    didn't imam Ali (as) destroy the khwarij in nehrawan? or did they re-group during imam hassan (as) imamate? I know 9 khwarij survived from nehrawan and did these 9 re-start the khwarij group?
  30. 2 points
    homosexuality has become a complex issue and has evolved since the time of prophet lut (as) , and their is a lot more too it and it has become a very sensitive issue in the present world we live in today , Their are many reasons why Allah swt has condemned it , but their are also many reasons why people are gay , discussing it on a forum will lead only towards argument/debate and you won't find any valuable answers because we are mostly ingrained and already biased towards our beliefs , The best way to seek the answer I believe is to first of all go back to the book of Allah swt , afterwards the hadith of ahlulbayt (as) , and after that try reading thesis on this issue by various islamic and non-islamic scholars who have multitudes of opinions on the matter and be sure to read both sides of the argument ( that means reading for it and against it ) , and afterwards talk to homosexual people you know or try finding articles of people who are homosexual and read their stories to understand why they are the way they are , and if all else fails close your eyes and pray too Allah swt from the sincerity of your soul with no arrogance or preconceived notions/answers in your mind and ask him the reason and inshallah you will get your answer , Allah swt only helps those who help themselves you must truly work hard and put in the effort to seek the answer with sincerity other wise it will all be conjecture and to be honest even what I'm telling you is conjecture as well , but it is worth a try , May Allah swt make firm our hearts on his path
  31. 2 points
    notme

    Ate/Eating/Will Eat?

    Ate: banana, dates, buttered naan, and coffee with milk. Eating: nothing. Typing. Will eat: meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, and some vegetables. My son said he was going to make pizza for lunch, but I have my doubts because it's almost 11 and he's still asleep. There are a variety of leftovers for lunch.
  32. 2 points
    sharinganMahdi

    Letter from al Qaim

    seeing imam mahdi without realizing it's him is different than claiming that you and imam mahdi are so close that he visits you everyday and utter nonsense like that , the imam is most definitely referring to those people who claim to know him and his whereabouts and claim to know when he is reappearing etc , they are indeed liars and should not be trusted other than that as you have stated their have been many stories of people meeting the imam but the most important point of these stories is that at the time the incident of meeting the imam occurred those people didn't know that it was initially the imam they were talking to , it was only until after they contemplated they realized it was al hujjah that had come to their aid , but most people even forget his features after the supposed meeting and cannot recall his physical description , and some of these stories are backed up by a lot of clerics , but they are harmless and are not misleading unlike some people who claim to be the imams representative astagfirullah
  33. 2 points
    Not debating whether you're wrong or not, but you realise taqleed in Aqeeda issues is not allowed? What about what Sayyed al-Khoei and Mullah Jawad al-Tabrizi say?
  34. 2 points
    notme

    Ate/Eating/Will Eat?

    Bleh! If I want something to pop in my mouth, I know where I can buy a packet of pop rocks and it won't taste like salty fish smell.
  35. 2 points
    notme

    Homosexuality, why is it sinful?

    Because God clearly forbids intimate contact with anyone other than your spouse. We don't need any additional reasons. I talked once with a Muslim convert who loved everything about Islam except the prohibition of pork. She didn't understand why this law was needed, and all the reasons people could give, she could refute with logic and science. Nonetheless, eating pork is never halal, because Allah decreed it.
  36. 2 points
    IbnSina

    Ate/Eating/Will Eat?

    Ate: Nothing, I slept until lunch, like a boss. Eating(just ate): Tabbouleh, fattoush, and cucumber and yogurt. And then some smoked salmon inside avocado slices with some caviar on top. And then: Vermicelli rise, with some chicken in some kind of tomato sauce and a mushroom beef roll and some other kind of chicken in olive oil sauce and a fried potato slice. And then: Some pineapple cake, some fruit, this chocolate ball that was more nuts than chocolate and some chocolate mouse. Will eat: I don't know, might go to burger king for halal whopper.
  37. 2 points
    hasanhh

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    ^^^^ @HumanForLife raises an interesting question: How can we people make use of Artificial Intelligence when we people usually do not use the "intelligence" we are suppose to have?
  38. 2 points
    Hidaren

    Redo Namaaz?

    There're are two things you can do after each Salah: 1) Doing two Sajdah of Shokr after each prayer [It is advised by Imam Al-Mahdi(af)] 2) Do the Hazrat Zahra(sa)'s zikr: 34 times Allahu Akbar, 33 times AlhamdoliAllah, 33 times Sobhan Allah Doing these two after prayers will repair strengthen the Salah you have done. In fact they are Salah's reinforcements. Allah loves to see us answer his call for Salah when it is Azan, and if you do your Salah at that time even if you cannot concentrate, your Salah will be far better than a concentrated one which is done later. The early Salah is a master key.
  39. 2 points
    starlight

    Islamic Quizzes

    @habib e najjaar @notme 1. The smallest animal mentioned in the Quran is mosquito (2:26) and the largest should be the fish of Prophet Younis?? It was big enough to swallow a man so technically it should be bigger than an elephant?? 2. Youm as sabt 3. milk 4. Prophet Yousuf a.s
  40. 2 points
    Ruq

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    ...and on your 25th wedding anniversary you'll be sitting across from someone who has lost her looks and stopped bothering with the pretence of piety she started when you started hassling her about not being pious enough.
  41. 2 points
    Ruq

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    O you didnt xD my mum watches it. She says its rubbish now because you cant see how countries voted so you cant see the predicable biases and politics that usually takes place. I think thats the only reason she used to watch. She liked Russias enry this year because of the visual effects.
  42. 2 points
    sharinganMahdi

    Redo Namaaz?

    Their is no problem in re-doing a prayer especially if you have doubt , but don't let it affect you too much because sometimes Satan tries to play mind games with you in order to create doubt even though you prayed properly , but yeah brother it is no problem if you want to repeat your salah you can especially if it affects your whole day negatively like you stated , may peace and blessings be with you ,
  43. 2 points
    gerashi_mp

    Ramadan

    If you want to calculate Ramadan using gregorian calender every year deduct about 10 days. Say if this year is June 5 the next year will be May 25 (approximately). The Islamic calender (Hijri calender) is a lunar one. The month is either 29 or 30 based on moon sighting. So 1-2 days just before Ramadan begins people go out trying to see the moon, if they could see it then the next day will be Ramadan, if not then the next day is not Ramadan and the day after is. The fasting starts from dawn until sunset. Now shias wait until the sun completely sits and that the sky is no more reddish at the east side, that is why shias break their fast about 10 minutes later than the sunnis do. When you are fasting you cannot eat, drink or have sexual entercourse. You are permitted to do so after sunset (obviously halal food and beverages and halal sexual relationships) Some sins do not ruin your fast during the day but they are sins anyway and you need to avoid them. I hope my answers were useful
  44. 2 points
    I'll marry a beautiful girl and force her to pious. Can't force someone to be beautiful
  45. 2 points
    Hameedeh

    Give a Salawat! [OFFICIAL THREAD]

    Allah Humma Salle Ala Muhammadin Wa Aal-e-Muhammad, Wa Aj'jil Faraja Hum
  46. 2 points
    Allahumma salli ala Muhammad wa Ahli Muhammad wa Ajil Faraj Hum
  47. 2 points
    To clarify the concept of the Imams knowing 'everything': Hadeeth #1: ٥ - قال: أخبرني الحسين بن أحمد بن المغيرة (١) قال: أخبرني أبو محمد حيدر بن محمد السمرقندي قال: أخبرني أبو عمرو محمد بن عمرو الكشي قال: حدثنا حمدويه بن نصير قال: حدثنا يعقوب بن يزيد، عن ابن أبي عمير، عن ابن المغيرة قال: كنت أنا ويحيى بن عبد الله بن الحسن عند أبي الحسن عليه السلام فقال له يحيى، جعلت فداك إنهم يزعمون أنك تعلم الغيب، فقال: سبحان الله، ضع يدك على رأسي فوالله ما بقيت شعرة فيه و [لا] في جسدي إلا قامت، ثم قال:لا والله ما هي إلا وراثة عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله He said: I have been informed by al-Husain b. Ahmad b. al-Mughairah, who reported from Abu Muhammad Haider b. Muhammad al-Samarqandi, who reported from Abu Amru Muhammad b. Amru al-Kashi, who reported from Hamdawayh b. Naseer, who reported from Ya'qoob b. Yazeed, who reported from Ibn Abi Umayr, who reported from Ibn al-Mughairah who said: Yahya b. Abdullah b. al-Hasan and I were with Abul Hasan, peace be upon him, and Yahya asked him: "May I be your ransom, they think that you have the knowledge of the unseen (Ilmul Ghaib)." He said: "Glory be to Allah! Place your hand over my head." When I did that, every hair in my head and on my body stood on its end. Then he said: "No, By Allah, it is nothing but what we have inherited from the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny)." Source:Al-Amaali by Sheikh Mufeed,Ch 3,Pg 23,H 5 Grading:Sayyed al-Khoie:"Saheeh Sanad" (Mu'jam Rijaal al-Hadeeth 21/69) ____________________________ Hadeeth #2: 1 - عدة من أصحابنا، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن معمر بن خلاد قال: سأل أبا الحسن عليه السلام رجل من أهل فارس فقال له: أتعلمون الغيب؟ فقال: قال أبو جعفر عليه السلام: يبسط لنا العلم فنعلم ويقبض عنا فلا نعلم، وقال: سر الله عزوجل أسره إلى جبرئيل عليه السلام وأسره جبرئيل إلى محمد صلى الله عليه وآله، وأسرة محمد إلى من شاء الله. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Mu’ammar ibn Khallad who has said that a man from Persia asked abu al-Hassan, recipient of divine supreme covenant, the following: “Do you know al-Ghayb (the hidden facts)? The Imam, recipient of divine supreme covenant, said, ‘Abu Ja‘far, recipient of divine supreme covenant, has said, “If it opens to us, then we know it, and if it is withheld from us then we do not know.”’ The Imam then said, ‘It is the secret of Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High, Who has secretly given it to Jibril and Jibril has secretly given it to Muhammad, recipient of divine supreme covenant, and Muhammad, recipient of divine supreme covenant, has secretly given it to whoever Allah wished.’” Source:Al-Kafi by Kulayni,Vol 1,Pg 256,H 1 Grading: Majlisi:"Saheeh" (Mirat ul uqool 3/110) Hadi Najafi:"Saheeh Sanad" (Mawsu'at Ahadith Ahl al-Bayt 8/214) ____________________________ Hadeeth #3: 4 - أحمد بن محمد، عن محمد بن الحسن، عن أحمد بن الحسن بن علي، عن عمرو ابن سعيد، عن مصدق بن صدقة، عن عمار الساباطي قال: سألت أبا عبدالله عليه السلام عن الامام؟ يعلم الغيب؟ فقال: لا ولكن إذا أراد أن يعلم الشئ أعلمه الله ذلك. Ahmad ibn Muhammad has narrated from Muhammad ibn al-Hassan from Ahmad ibn a1-Hassan ibn Ali from ‘Amr ibn Sa‘id from Musaddiq ibn Sadaqa from ‘Ammar al-Sabati who has said the following: “Once I asked abu ‘Abd Allah, recipient of divine supreme covenant, ‘Does the Imam have the knowledge of the hidden facts?’ The Imam said, ‘No, he does not have such knowledge but if he would like to know about a thing Allah grants him such knowledge.’” Source:Al-Kafi by Kulayni,Vol 1,Pg 257,H 4 Grading: Majlisi:"Muwaththaq(Reliable)" (Mirat ul uqool 3/115) Hadi Najafi:"Mo'tabar Sanad" (Mawsu'at Ahadith Ahl al-Bayt 8/216) ____________________________ Hadeeth #4: 52 - كش : بهذا الاسناد عن ابن أبي عمير عن شعيب عن أبي بصير قال قلت لابي عبدالله عليه الصلاة والسلام : إنهم يقولون ، قال : وما يقولون ؟ قلت : يقولون : يعلم ( 1 ) قطر المطر وعدد النجوم وورق الشجر ووزن ما في البحر وعدد التراب ، فرفع يده إلى السمآء وقال : سبحان الله سبحان الله لا والله ما يعلم هذا إلا الله . Narrated from ibn Abi Umair, from Shu'aib, from abi Baseer, who said: I said to abi Abdullah (as): "Indeed they claim!" Imam (as) asked: "And what do they claim?" I said: "They claim that you know (number of) drops of the rain, number of stars and leaves of trees, weight of what is in the seas and number of (particles of) sand." So Imam (as) raised his hand towards the sky and said: "Subhanallah! Subhanallah! No one knows all this except for Allah (swt)." Source:Behar ul Anwaar by Majlisi,Vol 25,Pg 294,H 52 Grading:Saheeh _____________________________ Hadeeth #5: One of his companions said to him: O' Amir al-mu'minin, you have been given knowledge of hidden things. Whereupon Amir al-mu'minin laughed and said to the man who belonged to the tribe of Banu Kalb: O' brother of Kalb! This is not knowledge of hidden things (`ilmu'l-ghayb), these matters have been acquired from him (namely in Prophet) who knew them. As regard knowledge of hidden things, that means knowledge of the Day of Judgement, and the things covered by Allah in the verse. Verily, Allah is He with Whom is the knowledge of the Hour... (Qur'an, 31:34) Therefore, Allah alone knows what is there in the wombs, whether male or female, ugly or handsome, generous or miserly, mischievous or pious, and who will be the fuel for Hell and who will be in the company of the Prophets in Paradise. This is the knowledge of the hidden things which is not known to anyone save Allah. All else is that whose knowledge Allah passed on to His Prophet and he passed it on to me, and prayed for me that my bosom may retain it and my ribs may hold it. Source:Nahjul Balagah by Shiekh Radi,Sermon 127
  48. 2 points
  49. 2 points
    Reza

    Question to ADMINS

    This was a collective decision by the moderating team. Contrary to popular belief, I'm not a vigilante demagogue, and I actually do my job properly, and with consultation. Accept the decision, and stop being a crybaby with a victim complex. Also you shouldn't bring up mod actions in public, you could have sent a polite PM inquiry instead. The explanation by @hameedeh above suffices.
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