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    Because making duas are correct answers to some of the test questions.
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    Hazaris Massacred in Kabul

    Bismehe Ta3ala, Assalam Alikum. While the world instantly reports and condemns attacks done to European nations and first world countries, the Shias in Afghanistan are killed and not one peep is reported about them. Who cares about poor people who were protesting about lack of electricity. They went to the streets to tell the government to have their provinces included in the transmission line project. They are not human beings afterall they don't deserve coverage because that's 80 less Shias in this world. Our beloved Imam Ali said, "If you love me, be prepared to have many enemies." Whatever they do to us, they will never remove our love to you, Ya Imam. http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/World/2016/Jul-23/363623-explosion-strikes-near-large-demonstration-in-kabul-police.ashx I write to you ya sahab az zaman, because no one can protect us except Allah and your return to this corrupt world. Saddam & Shah tortured and raped your Shias. Taliban and d3ish brutally slaughter us for years. America sends its drones and wipes out families, they come under the disguise of democracy only to steal more resources and bring chaos and uproar in the region. The Gulf ruling Arabs along with Turkey plan and implement to destroy and get rid of us by sending mercenaries and funding the Kill Shias Project. Ya Imam Zaman you are witnessing how they treat your shias, beheadings have become normal, and they have perverted the religion of your grandfather Rasoul Allah. Al ajal al ajal we can no longer tolerate the yazids of our time. We ask you to bring us relief from the evilness and filth they have displayed in Syria, Hijaz, Bahrain, Yemen, Iraq they have desecrated masajid and wrecked havoc to innocent lives. We have so many orphans, please come and fill our eyes with your presence. You will bring us peace and you will only be the light of hope in this dark dunya. Ya Aba Salah, ya sayyidi ya Qaem Ahli Mohammad adrikna!!!! M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah
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    Salam This is a hadith that is famous and well known but I'm not sure if it was discussed in SC Allah said in his book that the love of Ahlulbayt is obligation and reward to the prophet messengership (review the verse of mawaddah) while all other previous prophets said to their nations that " we ask you for no reward for this guidance we brought you, our reward is from Allah", our prophet said " I ask you for no reward except the love of my household" This indicates, for shia, that the love of Ahlulbayt is associated with religious value instead of simply being love to biological bloodline . In the same time, associating a religious love with blood line made many question or get confused or deny any special place for this blood line simply because of its blood relation. So the prophet announced that if someone found in himself that he cannot love ahlulbayt then he did not believe in the prophet's message because the love of Ahlulbayt is part of it. يا علي لا يحبك الا مؤمن و لا يبغضك الا منافق
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    Jafar moh

    important message to converts

    emotional video... This is a good, short video to watch to all converts, to Islam or Christianity or any religion, about how to deal with parents that may not have found truth. It's message can be portrayed generally and I feel like it is important for converts to know that Allah guides whom he wills.
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    Sexual fantasy

    Salam Alaykum Usually acts are prohibited, and not thinking. In most cases thinking about something haram is not haram even it may lead to that act. For example thinking about telling a lie is not haram. Therefore thinking about having sexual intercourse with a woman would not be haram as long as it is not manifested in your acts. I said "usually" because sometimes thinking about something haram is also haram. For example: 1. suspicion: Qoran says: يا أَيُّهَا الَّذينَ آمَنُوا اجْتَنِبُوا كَثيراً مِنَ الظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعْضَ الظَّنِّ إِثْمٌ وَ لا تَجَسَّسُوا وَ لا يَغْتَبْ بَعْضُكُمْ بَعْضاً أَ يُحِبُّ أَحَدُكُمْ أَنْ يَأْكُلَ لَحْمَ أَخيهِ مَيْتاً فَكَرِهْتُمُوهُ وَ اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَوَّابٌ رَحيمٌ O you who believe! avoid most of suspicion, for surely suspicion in some cases is a sin And do not spy nor let some of you backbite others Does one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? But you abhor it And be careful of) your duty to (Allah Surely Allah is Of returning) to mercy (, Merciful), (49:12)
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    Hazaris Massacred in Kabul

    The protest was more about the government's continuous systematic discrimination of the Hazaras, of which the change of TUTAP's Electricity Transmission route were yet another example of it. There were some strong indications that the attack was planned by the government, to break up the protesters, as this was the 2nd demonstration that the peaceful protesters undertook to stand up for their rights so that the TUTAP transmission lines went from it's originally planned route, the Bayiman route. May Allah bless the martyrs with Jannatul Firdows, and by those innocent blood spilled, may Allah bring peace and Harmony in Afghanistan and take the Hazaras and shias of Afghanistan out of the century long oppression.
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    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    ....and guess whose back!!! @LeftCoastMom No idea what's been up, but I guess SG and your daughter got married? CONGRATS!!! @laithAlIRAQI duck face :p @Gaius I. Caesar my little brother! @Bakir you even alive? @Marbles Salam @zainabamy hello there
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    The name of the thread is made as an statement rather than a question, if you recognize that your level of knowledge is low, then it is better to ask questions rather than a question about a self made statement. For example, a better way, in my view, to formulate the name of the thread would be: Do muslims view Muhammed lowly? Instead of: Why do muslims view Muhammed lowly. Also just as a side thing, if your religion is Islam then you say PROPHET Muhammed(S) and not just Muhammed
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    Chaotic Muslem

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    when CM goes offline, the site goes offline too!
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    I am going to be producing a 'Sahaba' series, as often as i can, inshAllah listing hundreds upon hundreds of pious companions we shia muslims revere. These either died during his life time, or after him. I will try to focus more heavily on the ones who died after Muhammed s.a.w. The idea is to dispel the myth that we only believe five remained loyal and the rest are in jahanam. Rather, it is to bring balance to the distorted view others have about the shia position on the companions of Muhammed s.a.w Khuzaymah b. Thabit (Radiyallahu anhu) was one of the great companions(Ashaab) of Muhammed s.a.w According to some reports, Muhammed s.a.w said he was a man of two testimonies. [Tarikh at Tabari - Volume 39] In Nahjul Balagha, Ali ibn Abi Talib a.s is reported to refer to him as "Dhu'sh-shahadatayn: "Where are my brethren who took the (right) path and trod in rightness. Where is `Ammar? 4 Where is Ibn at-Tayyihan? 5 Where is Dhu'sh-Shahadatayn?6 And where are others like them7 from among their comrades who had pledged themselves to death and whose (severed) heads were taken to the wicked enemy." He is known as Dhu'sh-Shahadatayn because the Holy Prophet considered his evidence equivalent to the evidence of two witnesses He was present in the battle of Badr, and other battles as well as in the places of assembly of the Muslims during the lifetime of the Holy Prophet. He is counted among the earliest of those who showed their adherence to Amir al-mu'minin and he was also present in the battle of Jamal and Siffin. `Abd ar-Rahman ibn Abi Layla narrated that he saw a man in the battle of Siffin fighting the enemy valiantly and when he protested against his action, the man said: I am Khuzaymah ibn Thabit al-Ansari, I have heard the Holy Prophet saying "Fight, fight, by the side of `Ali." (al-Khatib al-Baghdadi, Muwaddih awham al-jam` wa't-tafriq, vol. 1, p. 277). "Khuzaymah's kunyah was Abu 'Umarah. He had two brothers, Wahwah and 'Abdallah. Khuzaymah carried the banner of [his clan, the] Khatmah, on the day of the conquest of Mecca. He participated in the battle of Siffin on 'All's side and was killed there, in the year 37. " (Tarikh At Tabari, Volume 38 - Book on the Sahaba and their successors). He is among the companions who outlived Muhammed s.a.w, and on whose authority the hadith of Ghadeer and Thaqalayn are narrated.
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    Poor Jokes [OFFICIAL THREAD]

    In picture: UK leaving the EU.
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    Deer guns

    Not if you're trying to take the deer down humanely. I suppose a headshot at less than 75 yards or less could work, but the .22LR is such a light bullet with a light load that any breeze or even a twig in the way, would make it off target. But the 10/22 is a good .22 rifle. I haven't had any issues with my name (pretty Muslim sounding name) at the shooting ranges here, even the small town ones I've been to. But I haven't been in a while either. I think most of these range owners are good folks, perhaps a little scared/nervous about the Muslims and Shariah and stuff, but good folks. There are a few that make news when they try to capitalize one people's fears and publicly announce how they aren't going to let Muslims in. Plus, if it ever did happen to me, I could always break out one of my other IDs. But after that, when they'd change their minds, I'd just leave.
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    God does answer prayers

    Hello Ya Aba 3abdillah, Long time no speak, I hope you are in good health and enduring happiness! Good to hear from you. Ricambio di cuore i saluti ma non sono una 'signorina' ...sono maschio. Ciao. wslm. *
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    The test is whether or not you ask for His (swt) interference. If you don't ask, He won't interfere, and if He doesn't interfere, well then you're pretty screwed.
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    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    how are you young girl?
  16. 1 point
    Well hello mysterious person
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    Why do Muslim view Muhammed so lowly?

    Your seem to have a very nice personality. My personal experience is that doing alot of dhikr cleanses the hearth from filth of the evil and also makes them powerless. As a Muslim the evil tells me the words of the Quran are from the devil but still they can not hear the recitation of the holy Quran when read to a possesed person. When I was Christian they told me Christianity was from the devil and I know they can not stand the reading of the Bible either. That is our enemy. The evil has the power of deceive while our power is in believing and doing service to humankind so I would be stupid if I think I can take on it as a match and be as deceiveful as it.
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    Why do Muslim view Muhammed so lowly?

    True and maybe you could change the name of the thread for me?
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    Profile Pics

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    "Shaykh as-Saduq has described the various facets of the soul in a very clear way. The example of the 'cuts' of diamond should be kept in mind when reading the following description taken from his book. “It is our belief that there are five spirits in the prophets, and Imams: The Holy Spirit, The Spirit of Faith, The Spirit of Strength, The Spirit of Desire, and The Spirit of Animation (or Life); “And the believers have four spirits: The Spirit of Faith, The Spirit of Strength, The Spirit of Desire, and The Spirit of Life;..." https://www.al-islam.org/day-of-judgement-sayyid-akhtar-rizvi/part-1-soul
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    Deer guns

    .22LR? i'm a fan of the 10/22 by ruger.
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    The Light

    Hazaris Massacred in Kabul

    May Allah(swt) give patience to the families of the martyrs. I really don't know what to say anymore. For Allah(sw)'s sake, they were just having a peaceful protest for their rights. Nothing else and look at the other people of other tribes in Afghanistan, such as tajiks and especially pashtuns, who do not even want to see hazaras fight for their rights. Believe me, those of you who are Afghans, know this, when hazaras stand up for their rights, they are labelled a hundred things, like racists, Iranian spies etc. This is so sick. It sickens me to my stomach.
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    Excellent post! I've also done extensive reading on modern cults, Id love to discuss that with you sometime.
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    Stoning in Qur'an

    It seems people translate the Quran based on ahadith because it says do not kill an innocent soul. Still people love their schoolars and dare to kill.
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    Give a Salawat! [OFFICIAL THREAD]

    Allahumma salli ala Muhammad wa Ahli Muhammad wa Ajil Faraj Hum.
  27. 1 point
    Fahad Sani

    Rightly guided?

    Rightly guided means those who truly followed the Prophet's foot steps. They lived simple and righteous lives and strove hard for the religion of Allah. Their justice was impartial, their treatment of others was kind and merciful, and they were one with the people. The later Caliphs (From Ameer Muawiya to onwards) assumed the manners of kings and emperors and they were mostly harsh rather than merciful to the people. Then the next rightly guided caliph was Hazrat Umar bin Abdul Aziz r.a. But this does not mean that they cannot make mistakes. Infact they have done mistakes. Same applys for Prophets and Ahlebait. Likewise there were also disagreement among Sahabah over many things like prohibition of Mutah etc. We have to follow and obey them only in things which are as per Quran and Sunnah of Prophet s.a.w.w. Only Allah is free from making mistakes. Those who say/believe, Prophets or Ahlebait or Sahabah are free from doing mistakes or we also have to follow them when they are acting contrary to the Quran or Sunnah, are exaggerators/boasters/liars. This is ghuluw/polytheism. Imam Ali Reza a.s said... Book: Uyun Akhbar Reza, Chapter 46, narration #5. 46-5 Tamim ibn Abdullah ibn Tamim al-Qurashi - may God have Mercy upon him - narrated that his father quoted on the authority of Ahmad ibn Ali Al-Ansari, on the authority of Abi Salt al-Harawi that he told Ar-Ridha’ (a.s.), “O son of the Prophet of God! There are people in the vicinity of Kufa who think that the Prophet (S) never made any mistakes when saying his prayers.” The Imam (a.s.) said, “May God damn them! They lie. The Only One who makes no mistakes is God - the One and Only.” Abi Salt al-Harawi added, “O son of the Prophet of God! There are people among them who think that Al-Husayn ibn Ali (a.s.) was not killed and God made someone else called Handhala ibn As’ad ash-Shami look like him (and be killed). And He raised Jesus (a.s.) - the son of (the Blessed Lady) Mary (a.s.) and the reason they present is by using the following verse, ‘…And never will God grant to the unbelievers a way (to triumphs) over the believers. https://www.al-islam.org/uyun-akhbar-ar-ridha-volume-2-shaykh-saduq/chapter-46-what-has-been-narrated-ar-ridha-regarding The hadith mentioned above is true. And I think there must be some reason behind this, on basis of which Hazrat Uthman r.a had ordered to forbid this. May be for a temporary time. Only Allah knows best what was his intention for doing this. While other Sahabah including Maula Ali a.s opposed this ruling. And I am sure after this Hazrat Uthman r.a must have refrained from such ruling. And as I said we have to follow caliphs only in things which are not against Quran and Sunnah of Prophet s.a.w.w. Similarlry there are many examples both in Shia and Sunni hadith books which says Maula Ali a.s and other Imams from his progeny also did mistakes. And this is not any insult to them. While considering the reverse is infact exxaggeration, as mentioned in above narration of Imam Ali Reza a.s. Sahih al-Bukhari, Book 88, Hadith 5. Source: http://www.sunnah.com/bukhari/88/5 Narrated Ikrima: Some Zanadiqa (atheists) were brought to `Ali and he burnt them. The news of this event, reached Ibn `Abbas who said, "If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) forbade it, saying, 'Do not punish anybody with Allah's punishment (fire).' I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah's Messenger (ﷺ), 'Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.'" They all were rightly guided (From Abu Bakr to Hassan) but they were not gods. They did mistakes but when they were rebuked about their mistakes they refrained and acted correctly. They were to be obeyed as long as they obeyed Allah and Prophet s.a.w.w.
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    What makes ones alone

    Thank you for sharing these precious teachings. Actually our society needs such teachings.As we know narrations invite us to be suspicious about ourselives, and be optimist about others. This make people to trust each other.
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    Allahumma salli ala muhammadin wa ahli muhammadin wa ali muhammadin Inna allaha mala'ikatahu yusalluna ' alaalnnabiyyi Ya rabbi wa sa ' dayka wa subhanaka Allahumma salli ala muhammadin wa ahli muhammadin Kama sallayta wa barakta Ala ibrahima wa ali ibrahima. May Al Hakim forgive my grievous sins and help me in His infinite and all encompassing wisdom.
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    Ya Aba 3abdillah

    need advice

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    Imam Ja`far as-Sadiq [a] said: "Surely, we have revealed it on the Night of Power." (97:1) The night is Fatima al-Zahra, and the Power is Allah. Whoever recognizes Fatima in her rightful manner will have comprehended the Night of Power. She was named Fatima because the Creation has been prevented (fatamu) from recognizing her [fully]." (Tafsir Furat al-Kufi) The Night of Power, which is described in chapter 97 of the Noble Qur'an, is a night that takes place on the 19th, 21st, or 23rd of the month of Ramadan. The first Night of Power took place when the Prophet Muhammad (s) received the first revelation of the Qur'an. On that night, the Qur'an was brought down to the lower heaven. Every year, on the Night of Power, the Holy Spirit and the angels descend to the Imam of the Age, and the reward for each deed is multiplied. It is the holiest night of the Islamic calendar. But a special relationship between Lady Fatima (as) and the Night of Power is illustrated in this tradition. How could a night in the month of Ramadan relate to her majesty, especially if she had not been born when the Messenger first received revelation? In our sources, Fatima is presented as the secret of Ahl al-Bayt. Fatima is clouded is mystery. Her hijab cloaks any hint of her identity, as she would wrap her scarf around her head, encompass herself in her shroud, walk silently on the ends of her dress, surround herself with her family members, and speak behind a curtain. Fatima only revealed herself to those who had a vested sincerity to her: the People of the Cloak knew her on an intimate level, and her closest companions were blessed to see her face - but she kept a distance from outsiders. Her death raised many questions, and even her funeral and grave site was kept a secret. Furthermore, Fatima is the recipient of the mysterious Mus`haf Fatima, the Tablet of the 12 Imams, and the Heavenly Baskets. Fatima was not just a practitioner of hijab, she was the very embodiment of the concept. She is called Layla in the hadith above, because the darkness of night is a cover for her true and magnificent reality. So, just as the Night of Power falls on a secret night, Fatima is a secret to be sought. Only the righteous will recognize her and this night. "The Night of Power is better than a thousand months" (97:3). In the esoteric language of our traditions, a day often represents a person or a group of people. Moreover, the word "thousand" (alf) was the largest number in the Arabic language, and it is a literary device for a very large number. This verse may be saying that Fatima (as) is better than a thousand months, meaning, the plethora of believers in the Islamic nation. Her rank is superior to [at the very least] everyone outside of the Ahl al-Kisa', and by her virtue, Allah caused the Imams to come out of her progeny. "Surely we sent it (the Qur'an) down in the Night of Power ... the angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter" (97:1, 4) While these verses illustrate the metaphysical descent of the Qur'an to the lower level, the verses have layers of other meanings. As we know, the Imams of Ahl al-Bayt are referred to as Speaking Qurans (qur'an natiq), because their role in Islam is to represent, interpret and apply the principles of the Qur'an in their lives. So, in a sense, Allah has sent the Qur'an down through Lady Fatima, as her descendants would be the Qur'an, united with the Book of Allah and never separating with it until the Hereafter (see hadith al-thaqalayn). Likewise, the angels and the Spirit descend to the Imam of the Age, whose origin (after Ali's Imamate) is the womb of Fatima. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn. Besides enigma, the other major theme associated with Fatima (as) in our literature is her motherhood. Indeed, motherhood is special in Islam: it is one of the objects of marriage, and the womb (rahm) is derived from Allah’s attribute of Mercy (ar-Rahman, ar-Raheem). A woman who dies in labour is considered a martyr, and good childrearing can bring a person to Paradise. A woman who becomes a mother takes on many biological and spiritual qualities of selflessness, clemency, and beauty. Our Prophet recommended for everyone to marry early and even have many children. Soon after Lady Fatima came of age, she married Imam `Ali (as), and fulfilled the cosmic union between two lights and two perfect Muslims. The marriage of Fatima (as) demonstrates that celibacy is not an Islamic trait, and that Muslims should instead pursue chastity in marriage. A celibate woman, who was seeking virtue in her celibacy, came to Imam Ja`far (as), and the Imam told her that if celibacy had any virtue, Fatima (as) would have more right to it (انصرفي فلو كان ذلك فضلا لكانت فاطمة ( عليها السلام ) أحق به منك انه ليس أحد يسبقها إلى الفضل). Yet, she chose to marry young and have children in her short life, and became the Mistress of the Women of the Worlds. Furthermore, since the Ahl al-Kisa’ had existed prior to the creation of the universe, the concept of family and relationship would be primordial, cosmic, and not just limited to animalistic nature. Islam has always elevated good families, and has rooted prophethood and Imamate in a system of familiar succession (Aal Ibrahim, Aal `Imran, Aal Muhammad). The four mistresses of the world – Asiya, Maryam, Khadija, and Fatima – all performed motherly roles in their lives. The word “Fatima” means “the Weaned One”. “Weaning” is a term used to refer to the remove a child’s dependency on its mother’s milk. In our literature, Fatima actually weans her Shi`a from Hellfire (إنّي سمّيتك فاطمة وفطمت بك من أحبّك وتولّاك وأحبَّ ذريّتك وتولّاهم من النار), and most of creation is weaned from recognizing her in her majesty (إنّما سمّيت فاطمة لأنّ الخلق فطموا عن معرفتها). Her very name is associated with nurturing. Fatima was called “the Mother of Her Father”, because despite her age, she comforted and supported the Prophet Muhammad (s) in all of his struggles, till the day of his passing. She was the very foundation of her father and his retreat. In one instance, when Lady Fatima was nursing her young son, the Prophet (s) told her, “O my daughter! You replace the bitterness of this world with the sweetness of the next.” (يا بنتاه تعجلي مرارة الدنيا بحلاوة الآخرة). Fatima’s love for her children and her followers would even transcend the fear of the Judgment. On a day where everyone will flee from their own children (80:34-36) and women will be abandoning their nursing children and miscarry their fetuses (22:2), Lady Fatima (as) will seek justice for the murder of her son Husayn (as) (ثم تنزل عن نجيبها فتأخذ قميص الحسين بن علي ع بيدها مضمخا بدمه و تقول يا رب هذا قميص ولدي و قد علمت ما صنع به). She will also identify those who loved her family on the Day of Judgment (لفاطمة عليهاالسلام وقفة على باب جهنم ، فإذا كان يوم القيامة كُتب بين عينَي كل رجل : مؤمنٌ أو كافر ، فيؤمر بمحبّ قد كثرت ذنوبه إلى النار ، فتقرأ فاطمة بين عينيه محبّا). Fatima’s current role in Paradise is to look after the children of her followers who passed away before reaching the age of maturity (ان اطفال شيعتنا من المؤمنين تربيهم فاطمة). The Imams of Ahl al-Bayt even rear their children upon the recitation of Fatima’s tasbeeh (إنّا نأمر صبياننا بتسبيح فاطمة (عليها السلام) كما نأمرهم بالصلاة). The Prophet (s) said to Imam `Ali (as), “You and I are the two fathers of this nation” (أنا وأنت أبوا هذه الأمة). The righteous wives of these two, particularly Khadija and Fatima, would thereby be our mothers. Their examples provide both strength and tranquility. May Allah grant us the intercession of Lady Fatima (as) on the Day of Resurrection.
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    Chaotic Muslem

    Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

    20 persons were investigated over organising Eid prayer at their local village mosque, instead of state sponsored Eid mosque with State sponsored Imam in southern Saudi Arabia.. It seems that you need a licence to pray these days !
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    I think someone needs to sit @Tawheed313 down and explain this to him
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    Qur'an Verse Of The Day

    الَّذِينَ يَجْتَنِبُونَ كَبَائِرَ الْإِثْمِ وَالْفَوَاحِشَ إِلَّا اللَّمَمَ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ وَاسِعُ الْمَغْفِرَةِ (Those who avoid major sins and indecencies, except for minor [and occasional] offenses. Indeed your Lord is expansive in His forgiveness [toward them].) (Al-Najm, 32)
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    AssalamAlaikum Brother, Psychiatrist say that i have schizophrenia with obsession n compulsions. Some psychiatrist say i also have bipolar,personality disorder. etc....
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    hey man, you feeling alright ?
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    Jeez sick of keeping my silence... We get Palestinians need their own country and are under an occupation, but haven't we went to the illogical extremes on this issue when there are just as many or more countries facing the issues of sovereignty, occupation and land even in our own Bahrain? I have nothing big or extreme against Israel and Israelis. I see them as a great counterbalance in a region that has witnessed strong Sunni hostility against minorities like Shia, Alawites, Christians and others. They were always the natural allies of Shias and especially Iran from the beginning, they were hated just as much as were hated by these Sunnis by the similar or more less the same groups. You think Sunni Arabs will ever accept us as equals some day? Palestinians as usual they will always leave you in the 'friend zone' or stab you in the back. The Palestinians and Arafat backed Saddam invading Iran and later Kuwait openly. I have been saying exactly this a lot in the other threads and this current thread Iranian government and on top of that Shias around the world pretend we have some sort of deep long hostility with Israel and Jews, when this was never the case. Making threats against Israel and implementing illogical propaganda will off course make the Israelis nerved.
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    Abdul Batin Bey

    What do I own?

    Salam very true since everything belongs to Allah how can claim to own, have posses anything, even our time on earth we have no authority. Ultimately only Allah is the true owner all we can do is borrow for a time. IF people remembered this I think we would all be better off.
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    Well, I don't know what are you talking about? In Iraq there are those who joins ISIL but at the mean time there are SHIA groups, government, Shia or Kurdish population who fight and reject ISIL. The entire country is against terrorists and in the same camp of Shias and against those countries who aid Takfiris. How come and from what logical point of view you compare two different scenarios and totally two different worlds? Who in Palestine is equal to Shia groups, gov of Iraq, or Kurdish fighters? Dont you even read the news that every single group and government in Palestine and most of the people are on the same side of Takfiris in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and they agreed in labeling Lebanese Hezbullah as a terrorist organization? Why dont you read properly and understand the situation in the ME properly? You did not answer the question regarding the reason Hezbullah in Lebanon cancelling Quds Day public celebration for the first time this year?
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    ^Nobody should ever help Iraqis who fight for ISIL. And nobody is really helping the Iraqis who fight for ISIL, where did you get this from? Those who fight ISIL are being helped, they are mainly Shia militias, the government of Iraq, Kurdish fighters and a small number of Sunni Arabs belonging to tribes opposing ISIL. No idea how you gave this example that is making no sense. Going back to your first statements, these are just some political statements that has nothing to do with moral or me being lost... I am not the leader of any political party and you are not Iranian FM or some kind of politician, THEN LETS BE REALISTIC on this forum for the sake of discussion. We shouldn't fool ourselves by ignoring 100s of other causes but just holding tied on one issue "Palestinian cause" and what not. You like it or not, there is no such thing anymore as a 'just cause' for Palestine or the Palestinian cause. There are two camps for the last 10 yeas at least: The Saudi-extremist camp who nowadays after Syrian civil war includes all the secular, nationalist, anti-Shia, puppet states, and etc... mainly followers of Sunni Islam that for sure included all Palestinian groups including Hamas and Jihad who were on the payroll of Iran but sold themselves... and the second camp, the Shias alongside Iran and just a few minority groups here and there that could possibly include some Sunnis. If it is created by fitna or not, by Zionist agendas or not, by British secret services or not, but that is the reality on the ground... from Yemen to Bahrain, from Iraq to Lebanon and Syria. Btw: there are 100s of groups and cities who face 100 x worse daily abuses than Palestinians but get no help be it from Islamic republic or from anybody around.. I can go around and repeat myself, but we all know the situation of and the conditions Shia minorities nowadays live in! And: Can you see the real reason behind Lebanon's Hizbullah cancelling Quds Day this year for the first time for so called security reasons? Isn't it because the group was labeled as a 'terrorist' organization by Gulf and Arab states and no Palestinian group ever make a single statement condemning the declaration? And all Palestinian groups repeatedly took side against them for the last 4 years?
  41. 1 point
    ^Why the cause of Bahrainis are not the cause of all Muslims? Or the Yemenis ? In Palestine we have 'Palestinians" who are living there, and these creatures do not care or respect or value Shias aids or help or prayers! They are extremely anti-Shia, most of them are nationalist-Arabs and very ignorant. Hizbullah in Lebanon, a Shia group help them to the highest level but they stood against the group in all issues, in all countries, and in all political and physical wars... and sided with the Zionist puppets and Arab Sheikhdoms because of their so called Sunnism... Same when it comes to Iran and same when it comes to so called Alewite government of Basharul Assad. Millions of oppressed more oppressed than Palestinians live and humiliated and massacred around the Muslim world... especially the Shias... why no one even question those? Why that is so normal to ppl? Where is your courage, Iman and bravery there? Oppressed ppl of Palestine if they were for real, they wouldn't go in Syria, Iraq or elsewhere and kill fellow Muslims for sectarian reasons and even commit suicide bombings, while in their own occupied homeland, they throw stones and pull some knife games and stabbing a few children.
  42. 1 point

    Profile Pics

    brb changing my profile pic to sayed khamenei. time to mess with OPs mind
  43. 1 point
    Gaius I. Caesar

    Profile Pics

    Its kind of weird seeing a picture of Musa Sadr and imagining him writing an angsty teenage post or sassing back at Sayyid Nasrallah over tatbir or which video game is better. My weirdest moment was when I was talking to "Sadr" and he was giving me the reason why he supports Ba'athists and the Ba'ath party and Bashar Assad in general @Ali6 Although I am pretty sure that I am pretty confusing as well being a Roman general and statesman.
  44. 1 point
    Shaikh Hakim

    What do I own?

    Salam According to Hikmat, the only genuine relation is the relation of the cause and the effect (العلیة). Ownership, marriage, parent-child relations etc. are all conventional (اعتباري) and not real (حقیقی).
  45. 1 point

    What is the Goal of Satan?

    These are few goals of Satan: The beautification of ugly deeds False promises Fear
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    "(Allah) said: "Then get thee out from here; for thou art rejected, accursed. (34) "And the Curse shall be on thee till the Day of Judgment." (35) (Iblis) said: "O my Lord! Give me then respite till the Day the (dead) are raised." (36) (Allah) said: "Respite is granted thee― (37) "Till the Day of the Time Appointed." (38) (Iblis) said: "O my Lord! because Thou hast put me in the wrong, I will make (wrong) fair-seeming to them on the earth, and I will put them all in the wrong― (39) "Except Thy servants among them, sincere and purified (by thy grace)." (40) (Allah) said: "This (Way of My sincere servants) is indeed a Way that leads straight to Me. (41) "For over My servants no authority shalt thou have, except such as put themselves in the wrong and follow thee." (42) And verily, Hell is the promised abode for them all! (43)" [Sura 15]
  47. 1 point
    Abu-Jafar Herz

    Men Crying

    Why are you getting emotional and resorting to personal attacks? How about you show some maturity. When you use the Imams [as] and the way they cried over the loss of their families to justify the clown show in the video, then you are dragging their honor through the dirt to make yourself look correct. You're implying that the Imams [as] are "doing the same thing" as the man is doing in the video, that to me is disgusting.
  48. 1 point

    Your conversion to Islam

    Me i have a particular story i think. Im born in France to an iranian father and french mother. My father is "non practicing shia muslim" and my mother a "non practicing catholic". My parents never really learn me the basic teachings of these two religions but only the very basic things (jésus son of god , shia believes Ali (as) is the successor etc). During a lot of years i was "religious without religion" because i was not christian or muslim because my parents dont raised me in these specifics religions maybe because they wanted i chose myself later. During a lot of time i was attracted to christian catholicism because its the religion of my family mother side , because its "more french" and also because at this time i had bad picture of islam because of western propagande and islamist terrorism. So i bought a bible , i read a big part of the old testament (not all) and i read new testament. That was interrested but... i dont know there were good things and good morals but there were also many thing i found contradict the logic or stupid.... Like the "Trinity" or the fact that God must be "crucified for our sins", the contradictions in the different gospels... And the fact that many different editions of the bibles are very different among themselves etc... After i tried to read quran... but i will be honest the first time i tried to read that i didnt really like that. I found that strange , not very good traduction and at this time i found that some sura or verses were violent (but now i know there are always a context or a specific interpretation). So i tried to be atheist. I thought i was like that during approximately one year. But day by day i understood i must believe in God. I saw that in France islam is rising very fast (approximately between 10 and 15% of french population now) , and i understood that this religion became very powerful and attractive , and i was more interrsted about the religion of my father family. So i tried again to read the quran. And... hamdoulilah i was impressive , that was a very powerful text , and i read the entire book in few days ( i found the bible a little boring to read lol). And at this time there were many videos on internet about religion comparison between islam and christianity , and with many researches i found islam more logical and more attractive than christianity so i chose to become again muslim hamdoulilah !! But at this time i didnt know very well the différences between sunni and shia. So i said i was "just muslim". Later i saw many anti shiites video on the internet but that was the religion of my father so i tried to do more researches again about shia islam. Finally now im shia muslim :) . This is in very short part my story :D .
  49. 1 point

    Marriage Survey (Updated Results)

    Brothers: 1. Are you interested/looking to get married? Yes: 26 (92.9%) No: 2 (7.1%) 2. Are you open to other cultures/nationalities? (This means you and your family are both open to other cultures/nationalities, if either you or your family are not open to this, please answer "No") Yes: 2 (78.6%) No: 6 (21.4%) 3. Have you ever fallen into a sin due to not having a spouse? (Adultery/Zina, masturbation, visiting inappropriate websites, etc.) Yes: 26 (92.9%) No: 1 (7.1%) 4. Have you ever considered practicing Mu'ta (temporary marriage) due to not having a spouse in order to prevent haram/sins? Yes: 15 (53.6%) No: 13 (46.4%) 5. What do you consider to be your biggest reason for marriage? (You may have multiple reasons for marriage, please let us know about what you consider to be THE MAIN reason) Preventing sins/haram (physical pleasure): 10 (35.7%) Creating a family: 4 (14.3%) Having someone to spend my time with: 4 (14.3%) I feel I'm alone: 5 (17.9%) Marriage is a highly recommended act: 4 (14.3%) Financial reasons: 0 (0%) To have children: 0 (0%) To have freedom (to be independent and away from my family): 1 (3.6%) 6. What do you consider to be the main barrier between you and marriage? Not having enough opportunities to find a spouse: 9 (34.6%) My Education: 6 (23.1%) My Financial problems: 6 (23.1%) My Family/Parents: 2 (7.7%) My Culture: 3 (11.5%) 7. Do you think your local Islamic communities (such as mosques, youth groups, events, etc.) create enough opportunities which allow you to find a spouse? They do not create any opportunities: 14 (50.0%) They create very few opportunities: 8 (28.6%) They create some opportunities: 5 (17.9%) They create a lot of opportunities: 1 (3.6%) 8. What is your age? 15 to 18: 10 (35.7%) 19 to 21: 5 (17.9%) 22 to 25: 10 (35.7%) 26 to 30: 2 (7.1%) 30+: 1 (3.6%) 9. What is your ethnic background Pakistani: 7 (25.0%) Indian: 5 (17.9%) Arab: 9 (32.1%) Iranian: 5 (17.9%) Turkish: 0 (0%) Convert/Revert: 2 (7.1%) Other: 0 (0%) 10. Where do you live? North America: 10 (35.7%) South America: 0 (0%) Europe: 7 (25.0%) Asia: 8 (28.6%) Africa: 1 (3.6%) Australia: 2 (7.1%) Sisters: 1. Are you interested/looking to get married? Yes: 24 (68.6%) No: 11 (31.4%) 2. Are you open to other cultures/nationalities? (This means you and your family are both open to other cultures/nationalities, if either you or your family are not open to this, please answer "No") Yes: 18 (51.4%) No: 17 (48.6%) 3. Have you ever fallen into a sin due to not having a spouse? (Adultery/Zina, masturbation, visiting inappropriate websites, etc.) Yes: 18 (51.4%) No: 17 (48.6%) 4. Have you ever considered practicing Mu'ta (temporary marriage) due to not having a spouse in order to prevent haram/sins? Yes: 8 (22.9%) No: 27 (77.1%) 5. What do you consider to be your biggest reason for marriage? (You may have multiple reasons for marriage, please let us know about what you consider to be THE MAIN reason) Preventing sins/haram (physical pleasure): 4 (11.4%) Creating a family: 2 (5.7%) Having someone to spend my time with: 11 (31.4%) I feel I'm alone: 2 (5.7%) Marriage is a highly recommended act: 11 (31.4%) Financial reasons: 0 (0%) To have children: 1 (2.9%) To have freedom (to be independent and away from my family): 4 (11.4%) 6. What do you consider to be the main barrier between you and marriage? Not having enough opportunities to find a spouse: 13 (40.6%) My Education: 10 (31.3%) My Financial problems: 1 (3.1%) My Family/Parents: 7 (21.9%) My Culture: 1 (3.1%) 7. Do you think your local Islamic communities (such as mosques, youth groups, events, etc.) create enough opportunities which allow you to find a spouse? They do not create any opportunities: 17 (48.6%) They create very few opportunities: 7 (20.0%) They create some opportunities: 8 (22.9%) They create a lot of opportunities: 3 (8.6%) 8. What is your age? 15 to 18: 14 (40.0%) 19 to 21: 14 (40.0%) 22 to 25: 5 (14.3%) 26 to 30: 2 (5.7%) 30+: 0 (0%) 9. What is your ethnic background Pakistani: 9 (25.7%) Indian: 3 (8.6%) Arab: 15 (42.9%) Iranian: 4 (11.4%) Turkish: 0 (0%) Convert/Revert: 4 (11.4%) Other: 1 (Afghan) 10. Where do you live? North America: 22 (62.9%) South America: 0 (0%) Europe: 9 (25.7%) Asia: 4 (11.4%) Africa: 0 (0%) Australia: 0 (0%) Brothers comments: Comments to question 5: comment 1: To fulfill the need of 'love' comment 2: All of the above. The end result is to make a family with children. The short-term result is to prevent sin. I am also very lonely.. comment 3: After this every human has the longing for having a family i believe, and it is highly recommended too. comment 4: Fulfilling half of my deen. comment 5: complete-ting half my deen Comments to question 6: comment 1: The first three answers apply to myself comment 2: Financial Problem being the first culprit, others big barriers are Culture and Parents, as they think marriage to something secondary at my age. Job and Money comes first, other things follow. comment 3: Appearance comment 4: my looks, the fact marrige in islam requires all of these akward meetings with families. I just want to meet a girl in real life, get to know her, then be sure she is the one. Plus , my looks. Allah swt has created some of us ugly, and women desire 'handsome' men. Sad but biological truth. comment 4: A comment 5: That she acknowledge my proposal. Sisters comments: Comments to question 5: comment 1: Love comment 2: Have a companion, my husband shouldn't just be my husband, he should be my best friend. comment 3: i want to spend my time with him because he is my best friend, the one who understand me and knows me the best and comfortable with. I want to have a family with him too. comment 4: Getting closer to god comment 5: To be with someone you love and trust comment 6: Helping eachother become more spiritual n closer to Allah comment 7: marriage means a lot to me..and i want to get married firstly i dont want to get involved in any haram thing,i want a family which truly follows islam...and marriage brings one closer to Allah as it s recommended in islam Comments to question 6: comment 1: Nothing comment 2: The pretentious men in our community, low self esteem comment 3: where i live...i guess i have to finish university and find a job where there are more muslims comment 4: Family problems comment 5: I don't have one, just not the right age or time to get married. comment 6: my age as now a day people dont marry at the age of 18...and even if i want to my parents and relative would give first preferrence to my career... Link to thread containing links to the survey: http://www.shiachat.com/forum/index.php?/topic/235009932-survey-data-required-for-research/ Link to previous results: http://www.shiachat.com/forum/index.php?/topic/235010233-results-for-survey/ A big thank you to all those who helped in this survey. InshaAllah if more people take the survey, the results will be updated again. All comments and feed backs welcomed
  50. 1 point
    ok bro, i cant refuse a momin like you :) my family hails originally from iraq, then iran, then afghanistan, then pakistan (lalamusa). my grandmothers generation were taught quran and fiqh from a great shia aalim from afghanistan who they brought over from afghanistan and built him his own house within our koti. my family was the only shia family in our pind, and used to keep it a secret as our village was known as "the place of mullahs" in english because of the sheer number of wahabbi mullahs and their families that lived there. after her teacher died, the pind my grandmother lived in asked her to start a school, and a madressa to teach their kids as they respected her the most. she began teaching in the school and madressa with her husband, sons (my father and chachus) and daughters (my puphiyan). however, as she was teaching the quran, she was ALSO subtly teaching the children bit by bit shia fiqah, and slowly slowly converting them all to shiaism without them realising or their parents realising, such as teaching them the names and life stories of the imams, the maqtal of kerbala and so on. after a few years of building a foundation she began holding secret majalis just for her students every muharram, behind locked doors, where she taught everyone azadari and niaz and taboots etc. now, while everyone was a wahabbi, no one was very clued up, so the children would go back to their parents at the end of each lesson and just talk to their parents you know how kids do, and since no one suspected my grandmother of being a shia everyone thought what she was teaching, was part of SUNNI(wahabbi) aqeedah, and they began absorbing shiaism too. after a few years a new batch of mullahs came into the village, and they were a bit smarter. they realised that the pind was almost 90% shia, and they kicked up a right stink. my grandmother and to a lesser extent my grandfather (who was in the army so spent long times away) was incriminated. they were going to kill her and my entire family, such was the extent of the hatred against her. one by one the new mullahs would come into her house with their gunmen and give her a chance to "repent" or she would be killed there and then. however as soon as the manazara started my grandmother would CONVERT the mullah and his gunmen! my father tells a story of one of her biggest enemies, a proper choudhary with a big moustache and turban and everything, he came and he challenged her that abu bakr was the most loved after the prophet. my grandmother showed him the ayats that deal with inheritance, and only asked him 2 questions, the first being - is it the haqq of everyone to inherit from their parents? he said yes, of course. then she asked if someone stopped an only daughter from the inheritance of her father, would that make him a lanati? the choudhary said of course, what kind of stupid question is that, and what has it got to do with what he asked? my grandmother then said "abu bakr blocked bibi paak from taking her right, the land of fadak, what does that make him"? the man went "that makes him a lanati!" then after about 30 seconds "this means im a shia now!" and he put his turban at my grandmothers feet. so what happened was, my grandmother taught hundreds of children, at the same time taught them shiaism, they taught their parents, and when the mullahs came she basically did a manazara with every single one of them and at the end of each they all became shia. :) this is the woman who raised me. a mallang wandered into her pind and asked her for some cloth from england (my parents lived in england), she went and brought him a chaddar. in thanks, he told her to go to england, she had a new grandson with a birtmark on his left arm, and he would need teaching. she thought he was referring to myolder brother who was born the previous year and wasnt too impressed. a few days later she got the letter from my father saying she was to come and live in the UK, when she arrived my dad suprised her that they had had a new son - me - and hadny told anyone because my mother was so sick during pregnancy they didnt think i would survive. my grandmother looked down at me for the first time and saw the birthmark on my arm, and since that day till the day she died 2 days before my 19th birthday she watched over and taught me all she knew. innah lillahi wa innah ilayhi rajioon. i still miss her wisdom and guidance. :cry:
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