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  1. 6 points

    Imams and infallibility

    This is ultimately where our epistemology differs. While this is correct in theory, what you're doing is holding your personal interpretation of the Quran above the hadiths. When the hadiths contradict your interpretation, you think they are contradicting the Quran, when the two are easily reconcilable and complementary. When our hadith tradition is dismissed with such ease, this reflects a soo' ath-thann to our literature, which are composed by people ahead of us on the scholastic and spiritual path. The Ahl al-Bayt and their righteous Shi`a are complementary to the Quran. If we have a mutawatir tradition on an ayah, that should be our first reference, rather than brushing it aside. Some of these traditions and books have been penned by individuals who have studied under various Imams. Some usul were even directly approved by the Imams, so I find this marginalizing very callous. Remember that every sect that ever deviated justified their deviation using the Quran. The tafasir are there to purify our reading of the Qur'an. Those who ignore the Speaking Quran are bound to misinterpret the Silent Quran. There's no evidence that Adam ever had `azm, as the Quran says he didn't, and there is no indication that he acquired it after he repented. Musa on the other hand is called ulil `azm very explicitly. Do you deny the traditions that say he was from ulil `azm, and that the other prophets (including Adam) were not? As for Musa being "thalim", there is a difference between accidentally killing someone while defending the life of your friend, and actually disobeying the order of Allah. Musa wronged himself (thalama nafsih). It's really not enough to just look up the word ضال in the Quran and assume it carries the same meaning every time it is used. Every verse in the Quran has asbab an-nuzul and therefore they have different contexts, hence the importance of exegeses. The word itself has different meanings, and it's strange that you'll jump to the conclusion that the Prophet (s) was misguided. In what way do you say he was misguided - he never worshiped idols or committed haram in his life, even before he was commissioned. Wouldn't your gheera for him (s) move you to explore alternative explanations, even if just as a precaution? As for the verse in question, it says و وجدك ضالّا فهدى, it does not say "fahadaynaak" (we guided you), but simply "fahada" (we guided). The hadiths say that the Prophet (s) was lost in a community that did not recognize his status; i.e. he was astray like a stranger to them; not that he was a disbeliever or transgressor. His community was guided to his recognition. If you believe that the Prophet could go astray, did all of the ma`sumeen go astray after him as well? Again, this is not my interpretation, but the interpretation given in our hadiths, and I would hope you would have more precaution in your deen than to just deny them fully. In the "off-chance" that they are correct, you may have to answer to this on the Day of Resurrection. I could pull up the hadiths that pertain to the other verses you've mentioned if you'd like. Should I translate them, or is the Arabic enough?
  2. 4 points

    When l sing . . .

  3. 4 points
    Abu Jafar (Imam Baqir as) said : Prophet Muhammad (saw) used to do wudhu with one mudd of water and ghusl with one Saa of water and the quantity of mudd equates to a ratl and and half and the quantity of Saa equates to six ratls. References: Al istibsaar, Volume 1, Page 121, Hadith no 409 ; Wasail us Shia, Volume 1, Page 481 hadith 1275 Grading: Authentic (Ratl = 0.4 litres almost , so mudd = 0.6/0.7 litres and Saa =less than 3 litres) --------------------------------------------------------- Abu Jafar (Imam Baqir as) said : Wudhu is with one Mudd of water and ghusl is with one Saa of water and there will come a time when after me when they will belittle this so they are upon opposition of my sunnah. Reference: Wasail us Shia, Volume 1, Page 483 hadith 1280 -------------------------------------------------- Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq (as): Verily, Allah has an angel that writes (of the deed) of wasting water, just as he writes those that wrong it (i.e. water, by wasting it or by other means). References : Al-Kafi, Volume 3, Page 22, Hadith #9; Wasaa’il al-Shia, Volume 1, Page 485, Hadith #1283 --------------------------------------------- 295. If one finds that using minimum quantity for washing the face and the hands properly, will not be harmful, he should do Wudhu by restricting himself to that quantity of water http://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2156/ There is also this ruling, not sure if this is to discourage wasting of water but I thought will add this too 254. While performing Wudhu, it is obligatory to wash the face and the hands once, and it is recommended to wash them twice. Washing them three or more times is haraam. As regards to which washing should be treated as the first, it will depend upon washing the face and hand thoroughly, leaving no room for precaution, with the niyyat of Wudhu. So, if he pours water on his face ten times with the intention of the first washing, there is no harm, but when he will then wash with the niyyat of Wudhu, it wi ll be called the first time. Thus, he can go on pouring water on his face several times, and in the final wash, make the niyyat of Wudhu. But if he follows this procedure, then the face and the hands should be washed once only, as an obligatory precaution http://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2153/
  4. 3 points

    Mistakes when Trying to Find Someone

    I find that there is no manual to love. If love were explainable, then it wouldn't be love. I've done marriage counseling locally, and there are a lot of nuggets of advice that are objectively good, but one thing I noticed is that not everyone is like me, and not everyone wants what I want. Take for example the complements thing: I like complements, but some find them awkward, or fake, or cheesy, and prefer their partner to be more raw. One sister was complaining that her husband was romantic, wrote poetry to her, sang songs to her, but she just wanted someone aggressive - they got divorced. In terms of attention: some want constant attention, others find attention annoying and clingy, and the "middle ground" is different for everyone. I like attention, but I also spent my whole life single, so when I start "talking" to someone for marriage purposes, and they won't leave me alone, I'm not used to it and I can barely keep up. In terms of becoming what the opposite gender finds "attractive": I think this is overall actually a good exercise, because people are too focused on themselves and what they want, but forget about the wants and desires of potential partners. This applies to both genders, and may even apply to sisters more than brothers. Some men want a supermodel wife (or 4, on these forums), but they don't want to work, have horrible eating habits, and are socially awkward. Some women want a 6+ foot tall guy with a professional degree, but they have nothing to offer ("I'm the girl, I don't need to do anything, men should be the ones pleasing me and lining up for me"). We've forgotten how to be humble in this selfie snapchat-filtered generation. As for "brick-wall" men, our generation has way too much of the opposite. As for never saying sorry, it is great akhlaq to be accommodating. But I also know that being overly apologetic is unattractive to many people, and some (ladies in particular) would sometimes prefer someone that can stand their own ground over someone who is constantly walking on eggshells. Buy the same token, some people never apologize, and they may even think, because of their gender, that it is the responsibility of their partner to apologize, even if they did nothing wrong. The best advice I've ever heard and given was: respect is the bedrock of every relationship. Not love. There will be times where you feel that you do not love your partner. In those situations, you should never belittle them, swear at them, ignore them, share their secrets, hit them, or attack their self-esteem. Even if you are at the cusp of divorce, you should see your partner as a human being that deserves respect, and give them their haq. Respect is the one thing that is mandatory, and if it is not there, then the marriage is bound to destroy itself.
  5. 3 points

    Are parents a bit selfish?

    I agree with the intent of OP's original post, it is not fair to bring up your child in an Islamic environment where they don't understand the language being spoken at the events. In fact it's downright illogical. How would desi parents feel if you asked them to go sit in a two hour majlis conducted in German for example. Allah has placed the responsibility for teaching religion squarely on the shoulders of parents so how will we answer to him about this one? I especially get depressed about this topic during moharram when I see my nieces mindlessly doing matam to nohey they don't understand. How will they possibly develop the same love for Imam Hussain (as) that we have?? In the defense of parents, it is not always practical to have English speakers bc not every center is able to get them. But in that case they should go the extra mile to be active parents and have discussions with their kids- and not just rely on the center to teach their kids everything. I for one rely on YouTube for English lectures during Ramadan and moharram if my local center does not have an English speaker. I think I'm getting more thawab from understanding and learning from what I'm listening to, rather than sitting there in the majlis and being zoned out during urdu Moulana. This will def be a challenge for the next generation.
  6. 3 points

    About medical education

    There wasn't a reply to see. She tagged another member @strength=Abbas to come and reply to you. InShaAllah that member will reply soon.
  7. 2 points

    Science and Tech Articles

    Assalamallikum, We do not have a space anymore for this stuff, but we can use this thread to post individual tech or science history articles for our benefit --without subsequent comments --as this way we can keep the thread shorter and pertinent. Theme: Automation and Workplace Disruption http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/05/30/rick-wartzman-book-excerpt-automation-donald-trump-215207 D.J. Trump is only mentioned in the article, not the subject. @notme --you'll probably have to explain some references to your son.
  8. 2 points
    Brings tears to my eyes to read this and learn that fellow Muslim brothers and sisters are feeling alone in Ramadan. Its a failure on the part of the people of the local mosque to not be more welcoming. Culture be damned, to have a fellow Muslim feeling alone at any time should cause all members of that mosque to hang their heads in shame. Leave alone in the month of Ramadan. Heartbreaking. May Allah reward their loneliness.
  9. 2 points

    Thoughts 2017

    An ode to 504 Of all the numbers one can adore, Not counted among them is 504 Yet all we see day and night Is this stupid number on our site What does it mean? Only Allah knows Will it only be fixed when in hell it snows? So admin @repenter fix this thing Or sister @LeftCoastMom is threatening to sing! 504 oh 504 As unwelcome as a cankersore Go away dont come again another day Make shiachat free from your blight So we can fight about tatbir day & night
  10. 2 points

    When l sing . . .

    I recite nohay and naats. My high pitch is not that great but I am working on it. Inshallah one day I plan to upload my recitation of nohay on shiachat. We shud make a thread where people can post their recordings. Opinions?
  11. 2 points

    Mosque / Masjid in France

    Salam, https://www.al-imane.com/forums/index.php?threads/les-mosquées-hoceinia-et-centre-chiite-de-france.14094/
  12. 2 points

    Suicide Hotline

    In the US, if you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also text HELLO to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line. Outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources.
  13. 2 points

    Iftar 2017

    @Marbles Assalam Alikum. Twice now they have asked you if it is hallal. Of course, you wouldn't be eating anything haram especially after fasting. Or is it an inside joke I don't get it. M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah
  14. 2 points

    Taraweeh - shia narrations

    From Zurārah and Ibn Muslim and al-Fuḍayl, they said, we asked him (عليه السلام) about salāh in (the month of) Ramaḍān in the night in congregation (jamā `ah). He (عليه السلام) said: “Verily, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) used to pray ishā’, he would depart to his house, then he would leave in the final part of the night to the Masjid and stand and pray in the first night in the Month of Ramaḍān, and the people lined up behind him and he (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) would run away from them to his house and (kept) abandoning them (after) they did this for three nights (straight). And he stood up on the fourth day on his minbar, and praised Allāh and commended Him, then he (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) said: “O People, verily the nāfilah salāh at night in the Month of Ramaḍān in congregation is bid`ah, and salāh al-ḍuḥa is bid`ah. And do not congregate at night in the month of Ramaḍān, and do not pray salāh al-ḍuḥa, for verily that it is a sin. And Verily, every bid`ah is astray, and everything astray leads to the fire”. Then he descended (the pulpit) and he (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) said: “Few (actions) in sunnah is better than many (actions) in bid`ah” Source: 1. Al-Tūsī, Tahdhīb al-Aḥkām, 10 vols., (Tehran: Dār al-Kutub al-Islāmiyyah, 4th Edition, 1407 AH), vol. 3, pg. 69-70, hadeeth # 29 Grading: 1. Al-Majlisī said this hadeeth is Ṣaḥīḥ (Authentic) à Milādh al-Akhyār, 16 vols., (Qum: Maktabah Ayatollah al-Mar`ashī al-Najafī, 1406 AH), vol. 5, pg. 28 http://www.revivingalislam.com/2011/12/salat-duha-is-bidah.html?m=1
  15. 2 points
    I am getting ready to leave home and live abroad and alone for the first time ever. UK here I come! I am so excited I can barely sleep.
  16. 1 point
    Keyvan Farsiani

    Shia rings

    Salam Aleikum brothers and sisters. I have been looking for a nice engraved shia ring and I have been quite unlucky. I was fooled by a ebay seller witch is no big deal, but I am still in search for a ring and since I am in Sweden i am quite lost. Can you help me with providing sites and placed where I can buy?
  17. 1 point
    Salam, Ya Ali (as) Madad, Lanat upon the enemies of the Ahlulbayt (as) Aliun Wali Allah Wajib BAR MUQASSIRREEN LANAT this....wasn't great timing. as can be expected, the jewish papers are already calling it anti semitism: http://www.thetower.org/5105-with-quds-day-march-london-shows-tolerance-for-anti-semitism/ however more concerning is how the more mainstream media are reacting to the march, because of some of the, frankly, idiotic words of nazim ali. I believe his comments that the grenfell tower blaze was because of zionists (lol wut) and other things he said has landed him subject of a police investigation into hate crime. so well done for that, guys at IHRC. you made all our lives better. most concerning of all, however, is that the attacker who ran over the Wahhabis at finsbury park mosque, was actually planning on attacking the quds day march instead, but arrived too late https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/20/finsbury-park-suspect-hired-van-days-before-driving-london-darren-osborne I have a really bad feeling that, since the military wing of hezbollah is banned as a terrorist organisation in the UK, anyone caught waving it around in public might be arrested for supporting terrorism, similarly to Wahhabis waving ISIS flags around. i just feel bemused. the same people who have been telling us for years that tatbir is "destroying the image of islam/ muslims" apparantely have zero issue with this. the double standards are astonishing to view.
  18. 1 point

    About medical education

    Assalam o alaikum! Dear brothers n sisters I wanna ask about the scope of continuing practice in medicine in Iran. .. I need your sincere opinions ... n procedure as well ..I'll be really thankful
  19. 1 point

    Hezbollah flag

    Salam everyone. I wanted to ask where can i buy Hezbollah flags and shirts in Pakistan. I don't see anyone selling online and i really need it tbh. Help me out please
  20. 1 point

    Shia rings

    How much did it cost?
  21. 1 point

    Khyber's Door

    Salam Alaikum Ramadan Kareem to all of you Where is the door Imam Ali (a.s) lifted during the battle of Khyber? Is it kept somewhere? Are there any pictures of it available? Thanks
  22. 1 point

    Shia rings

    Oh, that's nice that their names are engraved in the ring. I think many Persians especially like rings and necklaces with engravings like that.
  23. 1 point
    Ya Allah Madad

    Taraweeh - shia narrations

    So both sides have their proofs. And are satisfied with their decision. Like mutah one side say prohibited other say no its not. Both have their set of evidences and reasoning, and are acting accordingly. Anything on who started this bidah? Since Prophet saww called it a bidah and sin as well so there must be a story behind it.
  24. 1 point

    Thoughts 2017

    yeah i was just being flippant innit. calling someone dumb is so subjective. I know medical doctors who are absolute imbeciles outside work hours, but i also know some of the girls i live next to who didn't even get a single GCSE between them but they're some of the most street smart people i ever met. I wouldn't automatically reject a girl cos she was "dumb", unless she actively took pride in being uneducated and not willing to change her views no matter what oh yeah. and girls who post stuff on fb "1 like = 1 prayer lets see who loves the prophet (s)" were one of the main factors in me signing off fb lol
  25. 1 point

    Thoughts 2017

    There's a world of difference between "not a member of mensa" and "dumb". "Dumb" indicates lack of interest in learning.
  26. 1 point

    Amount of water for Wudhu/Ghusl?

    Really? This little jar = 50ml (0.05litre)
  27. 1 point

    Afterlife for Animals

    I believe that the Afterlife is not just for Humans and Jinn, but also for animals. Yes, your favourite pet cat that died will be brought back to life, and who knows, you may be reunited! I believe this for 2 reasons. Firstly, justice and mercy seem to require that animals be compensated for the suffering they endured on Earth. After all, many animals lived very difficult lives, full of pain and suffering. Secondly, a number of verses in the Qur'an seem to point to an Afterlife for animals. In the context of the end of the world, and the Day of Judgement, verse 81:5 says: و إذا الوحوش حشرت And when the wild animals are gathered together (hushirat) - Al-Takwir, 81:5 Allamah Tabataba'i in Al-Mizan says: و ظاهر الآية من حيث وقوعها في سياق الآيات الواصفة ليوم القيامة أن الوحوش محشورة كالإنسان، و يؤيده قوله تعالى: «و ما من دابة في الأرض و لا طائر يطير بجناحيه إلا أمم أمثالكم ما فرطنا في الكتاب من شيء ثم إلى ربهم يحشرون»: الأنعام: 38. The apparent meaning of this verse based on the place of its occurrence, and the context of verses describing the events of The Day of Judgement, is that the wild animals are also (brought back to life and) gathered (mah-shoora) just like human beings. This is supported by the verse: There is not an animal that walks upon the Earth, nor a bird that flies with its two wings, except that they form communities like your own; We have neglected nothing in the Book. Then to their Lord shall they be gathered (yuh-sharoon) - Al-An'am, 6:38. (Tafsir Al-Mizan, chapter on Surah Al-Takwir)
  28. 1 point

    What do I look like?

    So, you look like a poem. Correct?
  29. 1 point

    Salah & Intentions

    Everything revolves around your intention. You could give a poor person food with the intention to feed him or with the intention to look good in front of people. Both intentions resulted in the same action, but one intention was good and the other was bad. Allah doesn't look at just the action that's being done, He also looks at the person's intention if it was good or bad. For salah, intention is the first act you do. if you're praying the Fajr for example, you need to intend in your heart that you're about to pray the obligatory Fajr prayer, than you say the Takbeer and start praying. If you want to do Qada for duhr, your intention needs to be Qada for duhr. If you want to pray a mustahab salah such as salatul layl, your intention needs to be for salatul layl.
  30. 1 point

    Tafsir Noor al-Thaqalayn: Surat al-Fajr

    22 - في تفسير علي بن إبراهيم قوله: وجئ يومئذ بجهنم يومئذ يتذكر الانسان وانى له الذكرى قال: حدثني أبي عن عمرو بن عثمان عن جابر عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: لما نزلت هذه الآية " وجئ يومئذ بجهنم " سئل عن ذلك رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله فقال بذلك اخبرني الروح الأمين ان الله لا اله غيره إذا برز للخلائق وجمع الأولين والآخرين اتى بجهنم تقاد بألف زمام اخذ بكل زمام الف ملك تقودها من الغلاظ الشداد، لها هدة (4) وغضب وزفير وشهيق، وانها لتزفر الزفرة فلولا ان الله اخرهم للحساب لأهلكت الجمع، ثم يخرج منها عنق (5) فيحيط بالخلائق البر منهم و الفاجر. فما خلق الله عبدا من عباد الله ملكا ولا نبيا الا ينادى رب نفسي نفسي، وأنت يا نبي الله تنادى أمتي أمتي، ثم يوضع عليها الصراط أدق من حد السيف عليه ثلاثة قناطر، فأما واحدة فعليها الأمانة والرحم، والثانية فعليها الصلاة، واما الثالثة فعليها رب العالمين لا اله غيره، فيكلفون الممر عليها فيحبسهم الرحم و الأمانة، فان نجوا منها حبستهم الصلاة. فان نجوا منها كان المنتهى إلى رب العالمين وهو قوله: " ان ربك لبالمرصاد " والناس على الصراط فمتعلق بيد وتزول قدم وتستمسك بقدم والملائكة حولها ينادون يا حليم أعف واصفح وعد بفضلك وسلم سلم، والناس يتهافتون في النار كالفراش فيها، فإذا نجا ناج برحمة ومر بها فقال: الحمد لله وبنعمته تتم الصالحات وتزكوا الحسنات، والحمد لله الذي نجاني منك بعد اياس بمنه وفضله، ان ربنا لغفور شكور. In Tafsir `Ali b. Ibrahim: Regarding His saying, "And brought, that Day, is Hell. That Day, man will remember, but what good to him will be the remembrance?" (89:23). He said: My father narrated to me from `Amr b. `Uthman from Jabir from Abu Ja`far عليه السلام. He said: When this verse, "And brought, that Day, is Hell" (89:23) was revealed, the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وآله was asked about that, so he said: The Trustworthy Spirit informed me that when Allah - and there is no god except Him - raises the creation, and brings the firsts and the lasts together, He will bring forth Hell, which be steered by one thousand reins, and each rein will be held by one thousand rough, severe angels. It has a clunk, rage, a wail, and a howl. It wails with a wail. Had Allah not delayed them for the Judgment, it would have consumed everything. Then, a flare will emerge from it that will surround the creatures, both the righteous and the transgressor. Allah has not created a servant from the servants of Allah, nor an angel, nor a prophet, except that he will call out: "My self, my self!" But you, O Prophet of Allah, will call out: "My Umma, my Umma!" Then, a Path will be placed upon it that is thinner than a hair and sharper than a sword. There will be three arches upon it: the first will be safety and mercy, the second will be prayer, and the third will be the justice of the Lord of the Worlds, there is no god except Him. They will be made to pass upon it, then safety and mercy will trap them. If they overcome that, then prayer will trap them. If they overcome that, then the end is to the Lord of the Worlds, and that is His saying, "Surely, your Lord is in observation" (89:14). The people will be upon the Path, and they will hang from it with the hand, and the foot will slip, so they will cling [to it] by the foot. The angels around it will call: "O Forebearing One! Forgive, and fulfill Your promise, by Your grace! Give peace, give peace." The people will fall into the Fire like a moth. If a person is saved by mercy and passes through it, he will say: "Praise be to Allah, and by His blessing, good works are fulfilled and good deeds are purified. Praise be to Allah, who saved me from you after despair by His favour and His grave. Surely, our Lord is Forgiving and Thankworthy."
  31. 1 point

    Are parents a bit selfish?

    Not a parent myself yet, so I'm not going to speculate or theorize. I can only imagine it's one heck of an experience, that you can never really prepare for in advance.
  32. 1 point

    Imams and infallibility

    ٢_٢٨٥ ءَامَنَ ٱلرَّسُولُ بِمَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَيْهِ مِن رَّبِّهِۦ وَٱلْمُؤْمِنُونَ ۚ كُلٌّ ءَامَنَ بِٱللَّهِ وَمَلَٰٓئِكَتِهِۦ وَكُتُبِهِۦ وَرُسُلِهِۦ لَا نُفَرِّقُ بَيْنَ أَحَدٍۢ مِّن رُّسُلِهِۦ ۚ وَقَالُوا۟ سَمِعْنَا وَأَطَعْنَا ۖ غُفْرَانَكَ رَبَّنَا وَإِلَيْكَ ٱلْمَصِيرُ 002:285 The Messenger and the faithful have faith in what has been sent down to him from his Lord. Each [of them] has faith in Allah, His angels, His scriptures and His Messengers. [They declare,] ‘We make no distinction between any of His Messengers.’ And they say, ‘We hear and obey. Our Lord, forgive us, and toward You is the return.’ The following verses provide the predominant meaning of this No distinction: :٥_٩٢ وَأَطِيعُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا۟ ٱلرَّسُولَ وَٱحْذَرُوا۟ ۚ فَإِن تَوَلَّيْتُمْ فَٱعْلَمُوٓا۟ أَنَّمَا عَلَىٰ رَسُولِنَا ٱلْبَلَٰغُ ٱلْمُبِينُ 005:092 And obey Allah and obey the Messenger, and beware; but if you turn your backs, then know that Our Messenger’s duty is only to communicate in clear terms. ٥_٩٩ مَّا عَلَى ٱلرَّسُولِ إِلَّا ٱلْبَلَٰغُ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ مَا تُبْدُونَ وَمَا تَكْتُمُونَ 005:099 The Messenger’s duty is only to communicate and Allah knows whatever you disclose and whatever you conceal. ١٣_٤٠ وَإِن مَّا نُرِيَنَّكَ بَعْضَ ٱلَّذِى نَعِدُهُمْ أَوْ نَتَوَفَّيَنَّكَ فَإِنَّمَا عَلَيْكَ ٱلْبَلَٰغُ وَعَلَيْنَا ٱلْحِسَابُ 013:040 Whether We show you a part of what We promise them, or take you away [before that], your duty is only to communicate, and it is for Us to do the reckoning. ١٦_٨٢ فَإِن تَوَلَّوْا۟ فَإِنَّمَا عَلَيْكَ ٱلْبَلَٰغُ ٱلْمُبِينُ 016:082 But if they turn their backs [on you], your duty is only to communicate in clear terms. ٢٤_٥٤ قُلْ أَطِيعُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا۟ ٱلرَّسُولَ ۖ فَإِن تَوَلَّوْا۟ فَإِنَّمَا عَلَيْهِ مَا حُمِّلَ وَعَلَيْكُم مَّا حُمِّلْتُمْ ۖ وَإِن تُطِيعُوهُ تَهْتَدُوا۟ ۚ وَمَا عَلَى لرَّسُولِ إِلَّا لْبَلَٰغُ ٱلْمُبِينُ 024:054 Say, ‘Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger.’ But if you turn your backs, [you should know that] he is only responsible for his burden and you are responsible for your own burden, and if you obey him, you will be guided, and the Messenger’s duty is only to communicate in clear terms .٢٩_١٨ وَإِن تُكَذِّبُوا۟ فَقَدْ كَذَّبَ أُمَمٌۭ مِّن قَبْلِكُمْ ۖ وَمَا عَلَى ٱلرَّسُولِ إِلَّا ٱلْبَلَٰغُ ٱلْمُبِينُ 029:018 If you impugn [the Messenger’s teaching], then [other] nations have impugned [likewise] before you, and the Messenger’s duty is only to communicate in clear terms. ٣٦_١٧ وَمَا عَلَيْنَآ إِلَّا ٱلْبَلَٰغُ ٱلْمُبِينُ 036:017 and our (messengers) duty is only to communicate in clear terms.’ ٤٢_٤٨ فَإِنْ أَعْرَضُوا۟ فَمَآ أَرْسَلْنَٰكَ عَلَيْهِمْ حَفِيظًا ۖ إِنْ عَلَيْكَ إِلَّا ٱلْبَلَٰغُ ۗ وَإِنَّآ إِذَآ أَذَقْنَا ٱلْإِنسَٰنَ مِنَّا رَحْمَةًۭ فَرِحَ بِهَا ۖ وَإِن تُصِبْهُمْ سَيِّئَةٌۢ بِمَا قَدَّمَتْ أَيْدِيهِمْ فَإِنَّ ٱلْإِنسَٰنَ كَفُورٌۭ 042:048 But if they disregard [your warnings], [keep in mind that] We have not sent you as their keeper. Your duty is only to communicate. Indeed when We let man taste Our mercy, he boasts about it; but should an ill visit him because of what his hands have sent ahead, then man is very ungrateful. ٦٤_١٢ وَأَطِيعُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا۟ ٱلرَّسُولَ ۚ فَإِن تَوَلَّيْتُمْ فَإِنَّمَا عَلَىٰ رَسُولِنَا ٱلْبَلَٰغُ ٱلْمُبِينُ 064:012 Obey Allah and obey the Messenger; but if you turn away, then Our Messenger’s duty is only to communicate in clear terms.
  33. 1 point
    The Green Knight

    steve jobs

    "Illuminati", new world order, war mongers, big gov are all the same thing. I think they benefit the most from cellphones. A cell "phone" today has everything they need. A gps, all your details, your family contacts, your interests, even a camera and microphone, and to top everything off little is known about its operating system and surely its hardware and software is miniaturized, minimal, simple and not like other OSes. Anyone with a ~800 mhz scanner / receiver can listen to your calls on his radio. Those who can hack can literally watch you taking each breath. Usually they don't have to and its tedious. Why bother when you are already checking into facebook and posting your pictures yourself? How they can use all that data. Well, for one, data mining can give them very good feedback so they know just what button to press next. Secondly, I'm not sure if project blue beam (look it up) is still viable or not (probably is) but in such an event your profile will help them immensely. To be perfectly honest here, I'm tired of being called a luddite but I will speak my mind anyway. All I wanted in 2017 was a flying car or a trip to mars but instead we have extremely sad "inventions" being introduced. Things like complete and realistic sex toys, innovative toilets and "evolved" ideas like LGBTQ glorification and pedophilia legalization. Only things that gives them more money and control over masses. While for all the good stuff you are looking forward to you are expected to "believe" that it will happen. But I can see where we are going and its pretty impossible to believe or expect those things from sick minds.
  34. 1 point

    Taraweeh - shia narrations

    There is a saying from Imam Ali AS.
  35. 1 point

    17000 verses

    What proof do you have that it is an article of faith? Do you have a clear Verse in the Holy Qur'an which proves that, or an authentic hadith? They complement each other, but the Holy Qur'an is Thaql Al-Akbar as per the hadith. The point was that they believe the Holy Qur'an at hand is missing Verses, but they are not rejecting the Holy Qur'an, so they are not rejecting the Thaql Al-Akbar, like the Sunnis reject Imamah. The comparison is unwarranted and it is false equivalence. The ghulat's problem is that their beliefs contradict the Holy Qur'an. False equivalence. In actual fact, associating partners with Allah is rejection of tawheed. Since you know about those narrations, then you know scholars aren't making rulings up.
  36. 1 point

    Are parents a bit selfish?

    I can understand the OP's point of view because it's important for the children in west to gain Islamic knowledge. Parents have been listening to majalis for years, they already have a lot of knowledge and they worry so much about their kids going astray. I can obviously understand Urdu, but I still feel that I have been hearing the same stuff over and over again. People say kids should read books to gain Islamic knowledge, but they have school and other activities. They should be able to learn something during the time they spend in Islamic centers. It's really strange, how parents are always complaining about their kids being disobedient and they obsess over their kids losing faith, yet they cannot make a small sacrifice like this. I also find it strange that western kids complain about this issue so much, but they get married in traditional way, become traditional wives (I am talking about girls). These are much more difficult tasks than just sitting through an Urdu lecture. Yet they give big sacrifices without ever complaining and complain about little stuff.
  37. 1 point
    So if you follow everything from Quran you must follow this too "Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband's] absence what Allah would have them guard. But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance - [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted and Grand." This totally feels Halal to me (not). Your woman doesn't behave? Beat her. Basically have her be your slave. Honestly if that feels right for you. I dont know what to say. Before you start with the self-righteous I follow everything in the Quran and all things are relevant forever. The Quran has a lot of things worth following but some of those things are not. This is just one of those examples. Please explain to me how in your mind this is relevant to this day. This is a prime example of things in the Quran are allowed to change and can not be relevant forever. Because if you follow the ideology that everything in the Quran is right and dont follow this. Then you would be hypocritical. If this is your version of Islam. Alhamdulilah I'm fine with mine.
  38. 1 point

    Tafsir Noor al-Thaqalayn: Surat al-Fajr

    19 - في أمالي شيخ الطائفة قدس سره باسناده إلى داود بن سليمان قال: حدثني علي بن موسى عن أبيه عن جعفر عن علي بن الحسين عن أبيه عن علي بن أبى طالب عليهم السلام قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: هل تدرون ما تفسير هذه الآية: " كلا إذ دكت الأرض دكا دكا " قال: إذا كان يوم القيامة تقاد جهنم بسبعين الف زمام بيد سبعين الف ملك، فتشرد شردة لولا أن الله تعالى حبسها لأحرقت السماوات والأرض In the Amali of Shaykh at-Ta'ifa: By its isnad to Dawud b. Sulayman. He said: `Ali b. Musa narrated to me from his father from Ja`far from `Ali b. al-Husayn from his father from `Ali b. Abi Talib عليهم السلام. He said: The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وآله said: Do you know what the interpretation of this verse is, "No! The Earth, when it has been pounded and crushed" (89:21)? He said: When the Day of Resurrection comes, Hell will be steered by seventy thousand reins in the hands of seventy thousand angels. If Allah تعالى had not steadied it, it would have overcome the Heavens and the Earth and burned them. 20 - في عيون الأخبار في باب ما جاء عن الرضا عليه السلام من الاخبار في التوحيد باسناده إلى علي بن الحسين عن علي بن فضال عن أبيه قال: سألت الرضا عليه السلام عن قول الله عز وجل وجاء ربك والملك صفا صفا فقال: ان الله سبحانه لا يوصف بالمجئ والذهاب، تعالى عن الانتقال انما يعنى بذلك وجاء أمر ربك والحديث طويل أخذنا منه موضع الحاجة. In `Uyun al-Akhbar: In the chapter on what came from ar-Rida عليه السلام about monotheism, by its isnad to `Ali b. al-Husayn from `Ali b. Faddal from his father. He said: I asked ar-Rida عليه السلام about the saying of Allah عز وجل, "And your Lord and the angels have come, rank upon rank" (89:22). So he said: Allah is not described as coming and going, as He is exalted above movement. Surely, it means that the affair of your Lord has come. And the hadith is long, and we have taken from the necessary portion. 21 - في كتاب الاحتجاج للطبرسي (ره) عن أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام واما قوله: " وجاء ربك والملك صفا صفا " وقوله: " هل ينظرون الا أن تأتيهم الملائكة أو يأتي ربك أو يأتي بعض آيات ربك " فذلك كله حق وليست له جثة جل ذكره كجثة (3) خلقه وانه رب كل شئ ورب شئ من كتاب الله عز وجل يكون تأويله على غير تنزيله، ولا يشبه تأويل كلام البشر ولا فعل البشر، وسأنبئك بمثال لذلك تكتفى انشاء الله وهو حكاية الله عز وجل عن إبراهيم عليه السلام حيث قال: " انى ذاهب إلى ربى " فذهابه إلى ربه توجيهه إلى وعبادته واجتهاده، الا ترى ان تأويله غير تنزيله؟وقال: " انزل لكم من الانعام ثمانية أزواج " وقال: " وأنزلنا الحديد فيه بأس شديد " فانزاله ذلك خلقه وكذلك قوله: " إن كان للرحمن ولد فأنا أول العابدين " أي الجاهدين فالتأويل في هذا القول باطنه مضاد لظاهره. In Kitab al-Ihtijaj by Tabrisi: From Amir al-Mu'mineen عليه السلام, regarding His saying, "And your Lord and the angels have come, rank upon rank" (89:22), and His saying, "Are they waiting to see if the angels come to them, or your Lord, or certain signs of your Lord?" (6:158) That is all referring to truth, and He جل ذكره does not have a body like the bodies of His creatures. He is the Lord of everything, and the interpretation of a Lord of a thing in the Book of Allah عز وجل is different from its [literal] revealed [meaning]. The interpretation of the words of a person is different from the actions of a person. I will give an example that will suffice, God-willingly, and it is the saying of Allah عز وجل regarding Ibrahim عليه السلام, when he said, "I am going to my Lord" (37:99). Going to his Lord means going toward worshiping Him and striving for Him. Do you not see that its interpretation is different from its [literal] revealed [meaning]? And He said, "He has sent you with eight kinds of cattle" (39:6), and He said, "He has sent you iron, wherein is great might" (57:25) - He sent these through His creation. And it is like His saying, "If the Beneficent had a son, I would be the foremost worshiper" (43:81), meaning [the foremost] of those who strive. So the interpretation of this saying is different from what is apparent.
  39. 1 point
    If they are forcing you, yes they are selfish. But you do have to think about the reason of them doing that behind. If they aim to help you and make you good, then it's not a selfish act. If they do that to make themselves feel good or it benefits them, then they are really selfish.
  40. 1 point

    The real shia Adhan

    Although not obligatory saying "Ali un waliullah" is very important. Mainly because for decades Imam Ali (a.s) name was cursed during the Adhan by his enemies. So our response to that cursing, should be by making sure that it is at least said. Again not obligatory but i feel that it is important.
  41. 1 point

    Tafsir Noor al-Thaqalayn: Surat al-Fajr

    15 - وفيه في باب ذكر مجلس الرضا عليه السلام عند المأمون في عصمة الأنبياء حديث طويل يقول فيه عليه السلام عند قوله: " وذا النون إذ ذهب مغاضبا " الآية فظن بمعنى استيقن " ان لن نقدر عليه " أي لن يضيق عليه رزقه ومنه قوله عز وجل " واما إذا ما ابتلاه فقدر عليه رزقه " أي ضيق عليه وقتر. And in the chapter on the gathering of ar-Rida عليه السلام at [the court of] al-Ma'mun regarding the infallibility of the prophets: In a long hadith, therein he عليه السلام said, regarding His saying, "And the man of the whale, when he went off in anger" (21:87): The verse refers to restraining; "[he thought] that He would not decree upon him" (21:87), meaning that He would not restrain his sustenance from him. His saying, "But when He tries him and restricts his sustenance" (89:16) means restrain it from him. 16 - في تفسير علي بن إبراهيم كلا بل لا تكرمون اليتيم ولا تحاضون على طعام المسكين أي لا تدعون وهم الذين غصبوا آل محمد حقهم وأكلوا مال اتباعهم وفقرائهم وأبناء سبيلهم. In Tafsir `Ali b. Ibrahim: "No! But you do not honour the orphan, and you do not encourage one another to feed the poor" (89:17-18), meaning, you do not abandon them, even though they are the ones who robbed the Family of Muhammad of their rights, consumed the wealth of their followers, their dependents, and their wayfarers. 17 - في مجمع البيان " لا تكرمون اليتيم " وهو الطفل الذي لا أب له، أي لا تعطونهم مما أعطاهم الله حتى تغنوهم عن ذل السؤال وخص اليتيم لأنه لا كافل لهم يقوم بأمرهم، وقد قال: انا وكافل اليتيم كهاتين، وأشار بالسبابة والوسطى. In Majma` al-Bayan: "You do not honour the orphan" (89:17), and that is a child who does not have a father. Meaning, they do not give them from what Allah has given them; so He is encouraging them [to do this] with this question. He specified the orphans, because they do not have a guardian to support them. And he (the Prophet) said: I and the guardian of an orphan are like this - and he put his index and middle fingers together. 18 - في تفسير علي بن إبراهيم وفى رواية أبى الجارود عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام في قوله: كلا إذا دكت الأرض دكا دكا قال: هي الزلزلة. In Tafsir `Ali b. Ibrahim: And in the report of Abu'l Jarud from Abu Ja`far عليه السلام, regarding His saying, "No! The Earth, when it has been pounded and crushed" (89:21). He said: It is the earthquake.
  42. 1 point
    313 Seeker

    Taoism and Islam

    Amazing sayings! The Sage is occupied with the unspoken and acts without effort. Teaching without verbosity, producing without possessing, creating without regard to result, claiming nothing, the Sage has nothing to lose. There is no crime greater than greed No disaster greater than discontentment No fault greater than avarice Thus the satisfaction of contentment is the lasting satisfaction Fame or the self, which is dearer? The self or wealth, which is greater? Gain or loss, which is more painful? Thus excessive love must lead to great spending Excessive hoarding must lead to heavy loss Knowing contentment avoids disgrace Knowing when to stop avoids danger Thus one can endure indefinitely Everyone in the world calls my Tao great As if it is beyond compare It is only because of its greatness That it seems beyond compare If it can be compared It would already be insignificant long ago I have three treasures I hold on to them and protect them The first is called compassion The second is called conservation The third is called not daring to be ahead in the world Compassionate, thus able to have courage Conserving, thus able to reach widely Not daring to be ahead in the world Thus able to assume leadership Now if one has courage but discards compassion Reaches widely but discards conservation Goes ahead but discards being behind Then death! If one fights with compassion, then victory With defense, then security Heaven shall save them And with compassion guard them - Lao Tzu
  43. 1 point
    As my Dad had in college in the 1930s and l have read every few years since the 60s, "every Depression is worse than the one before it". The 2007-2008 collapse known as "the Great Recession" is a recession because the legislation and programs emplaced in the early 1930s kept US from another Depression. lf it wasn't for the repeal of Glass-Steagall by Clinton-Congress in the 90s and the Greenspan-ground busting policies, there would have probably been no recession, only a downturn. That's the short of this. lt is still not over and personal debt levels now are way above what they were in 2007. Yipes.
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    I think that was to me. Förlåt om jag misstog mig. Christian fundamentalists can not believe in the Quran just as little as fundamentalist Muslims believe in the Bible. Having said this, the fact remains: The oldest traces we have on Abraham, Noah and Adam are from the Jewish Bible, written in the 1st milennium BC. They were not prophets and according to the Bible the Israelis were still practising the cananeean Gods, El, Ashera, Baal and others in the beginning of that milennium. Archeologists say they did at least until 400.BC. Facts that fundamental Christians oversee. The Quran, a milennium after the OT turns Abraham, Noak and Adam into prophets. There is nothing hateful in my remark, it is pure fact. And if you followed Swedish media the last 24 hours, you would know that the great majority of Swedes, say that Islam is not responsible for terror. I agree with this. Terrorism is fed by poverty, humiliation, lack of freedom and poor education.
  45. 1 point

    Afterlife for Animals

    Maybe. Maybe bacteria have souls. It's probably safer to treat all living things as if they have a soul, then if they don't, nothing is lost.
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  47. 1 point
    Well, firstly, we cannot rely on the Old Testament as being completely valid...as we agree, it has been corrupted. As Hasanain Rajabli personally told me, can these stories of Allah's prophets being involved in sin and debauchery possibly ring true to a believer? You also mentioned earlier what the big deal was. Well here it is. I realised some time back that all my faith in Islam, my unswayable view that it was true was simply down to conditioning and, for lack of better word, brainwashing. I'd simply been brought up to believe it, in the same manner that a Hindu is brought up to believe in reincarnation or a Mormon is brought up to believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I realised that this was insufficient, my faith had to exist because I truly believed in something to be true. For this to happen, I had to have an intimate understanding of my religion. I began by examining the life of the Prophet...and coming across incidents like this, it was not so simple to state that "such actions are the will of God". That is all well and good for somebody who is already 100% convinced that what he believes is true. For someone like me, searching for faith based upon the truth, I must know that my religion is authentic, and that its originators and perpetuators live up to its own principles. What if Muhammad (S) truly did sin in a violent manner unacceptable to Islam? I cannot simply brush it aside, he was sent as our role model. Therefore my faith rests upon the belief that our Prophet was certainly not a hypocrite, and was a man who advocated peace over violence. Unfortunately for me, his actions cannot be justified because he was a Prophet guided by God...as my belief in that principle must rest upon him and his actions, and the Qur'an (my arabic, sadly, is not sufficient enough to truly appreciate it). So on embarking on my search for the truth, my faith has somewhat paradoxically become strong yet incredibly fragile. If the Qur'an is proved to be erroneous, or the Prophet proved to be a man of immoral actions, my faith in Islam will collapse. I take security in the Qur'anic quote "Truth stands out clear from error." If that is so I should be fine. I've decided to ally myself with the truth. I ally myself with the truth before I ally myself with religion, God, or prophets. Does this sound blasphemous? It isn't. If I ally myself with the truth, then my allegiance naturally adheres with Islam as long as it is true. In which case such devotion to the truth equates with devotion to my religion. If my religion is not true, then I am not allied to it. And there is no harm done, as it is not true. I do not believe we should believe on the basis of what we have been brought up. I believe our faith should rest upon our own discovery of the truth. Only then can we feel truly confident about who we are and what we believe in. And only then have we grown open-minded enough to present ourselves and our religion to the world confidently and without causing unrest. If one refuses to follow their own path to the truth, then however devout a Muslim one is, he exhibits no greater independance and security in his religion than a sheep. I believe we should relentlessly pursue greater knowledge about Islam. It is our duty to pursue knowledge about our religion. This is why I have always doubted the quote attributed to Prophet Muhammad (S) that one should not ask too many questions about religious matters. Can you really believe this is something a Prophet, someone sent to perpetuate the truth, guide us, and answer our questions, would say? So to answer your question...it is a big deal because my entire faith relies on the concrete knowledge that our Prophet adhered to the religion he created, and that any divergences are perfectly explicable based upon reason and morality. If not (presuming the stories are even true) then we should all run out now and murder those who pass disparaging comments about Islam. And from reviewing earlier posts, I discovered, rather shockingly, that there are those who would have no problem with such actions. I saw a post in which a brother advised somebody to murder Salman Rushdie. Have we really become such animals?
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