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  1. 7 points
    hasanhh

    At Loss

    "You only really "fail" on the Last Day". Several years ago a girl l know, then in high school, was subverted and battered by her father --more than her other sisters. Then she went to college yet lived at home for obvious reasons. Situation continued. lt got so bad that my wife gave her a key to our house so she had some place to go. Once she came-in at 2 in the morning --limping. l told her then that she is "a smart girl and a tough girl". She is now finishing with med school.
  2. 5 points
    Annieboo

    A Humble request to All

    Salam Alaikum, Today is my aunts Bypass operation. Please could you all pray for her successful operation. She’s young only in her early 40’s, and sadly doesn’t have children. shes really scared, please pray for her ... those who live in a holy city please pray by ZIYARAT for my (Khala) aunt. thank you
  3. 5 points
    mesbah

    Ayatollah Shirazi's Son is arrested

    Q: What is your opinion about S. hussayn shirazi being arrested by Iranian authorities? A: The law of the Islamic Republic is applicable to all. jumadi al-thani 19th, 1439h The office of Grand Ayt. Sayyid Ali Sistani in Lebanon
  4. 4 points
    ShiaChat Mod

    Banned Members

    Please stop asking to allow banned members to return. Of course they are going to tell you that they were banned unjustly and only need a second chance. From past experience the Mods know that banned members always keep doing the same misbehavior that they did before, so they are not allowed to make a new account. There is plenty of evidence of their inappropriate behavior that has been hidden from view. Banned members are permitted to ask questions as a guest in the Guest Forum, however Mods reserve the right to not approve inappropriate topics.
  5. 4 points
    Islandsandmirrors

    At Loss

    I managed to get my math review from the trash when my mom wasn’t looking and I’ve been studying. Please pray for me that I’ll do well on this. Also, inshallah I plan to fast on Wednesday, so how long do I have to eat Suhoor?
  6. 4 points
    ali_fatheroforphans

    Thoughts 2018

    And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel [evil] by that [deed] which is better; and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devoted friend. (Quran 41:34)
  7. 4 points
    Hameedeh

    A Humble request to All

    Praying for your dear Aunt, to heal from her operation as soon as possible.
  8. 4 points
    Heavenly_Silk

    A Humble request to All

    Of course sister, may the operation be successful and may your aunt recover quickly with the intercession of Imam Baqir (a.s) who's wiladat it is today. Praying for her, keep us updated.
  9. 4 points
    wolverine

    Thoughts 2018

    Thank you TEAM! @notme @Hameedeh @Heavenly_Silk @Qa'im @Reza @Abu Nur @ShiaChat Mod @baradar_jackson @Gaius I. Caesar
  10. 4 points
    Husayni

    any akbaris on here?

    I think you'll love this story then - (ص is like the Arabic equivalent of the letter S, which is abbreviation for Salallahu 'alayhi wa ale wa sallam, which means 'may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his family') Prophet Muhammad ص had a Jewish neighbor, and this person used to throw his garbage at the door step of the Prophet's ص home every morning. The Prophet ص would then pick it up and throw it in the disposal area along with his personal trash. One morning, the Prophet ص didn't see any garbage on his doorstep, and he didn't really care much about it. The next morning, same thing, and so on, until a week passed by without any garbage being put on the holy Prophet's ص doorstep. So the Prophet ص went to the Jewish neighbor and paid him a visit to check on him. He found that the man was sick and was in bed. The holy Prophet of Islam ص started taking care of the Jew, and very soon the Jewish neighbor embraced Islam because of our beloved Prophet's ص high akhlaq. (morals)
  11. 4 points
    Heavenly_Silk

    Thoughts 2018

    Mubarak to all momineen on the wiladat of Imam Baqir (a.s).
  12. 3 points
    Hello everyone, I am a male, and as the title suggests, i am looking for the advice in terms of same-sex attractions. I know its kind of a taboo and controversial subject, but i believe that just to hide the stuff under the carpet wont solve any issue, and the true religion of Ahl-ul-Bait (AS) has the solution for everything. I won't go towards why I am having this challenge - as i never chose it or wanted it in my life - and after so much reading and research, i simply consider it as the test/exam of Allah for me - and yes it is very hard exam. But i am trying to be steadfast and be on His path as i don't 'act' on these same-sex attractions, and i totally avoid any kind of temptation like porn, chats, etc. I pray regularly, fast, pay Khums and Zakat, and inshAllah going to Hajj this year. My specific questions are as follows: 1) My first marriage got ended as ex-wife - being raised in West - believed that same-sex attractions are permanent, and I should be living a life with a man instead of woman 2) As i believed in the true religion of Ahl-ul-Bait (AS), i want to do second marriage now, but the constraint is who would be ready and accepting to marry a man with same-sex attractions? 3) How can i find a woman/life partner who understand my situation and willing to help me to be on Allah's path and lead a good life? 4) If marriage with a woman is not an option for me, or if no woman is ready to help me, then what is the solution for me? The whole life of celibacy? Thanks.
  13. 3 points
    muhibb-ali

    Al-Kafi English book online

    They are genuine translations of the book. Although I can't comment on the quality of the translations. I personally would prefer Arabic text along with English translation. You can find at the below links: PDF: http://www.hubeali.com/online-books/online-english-books/ EPUB: https://www.hubeali.com/online-books/epub/
  14. 3 points
    continuing on from my Saturday self... Dont get fooled by the slightest thing said by anybody If you ever feel that there is nobody by your side just remember that Allah and Ahlulbayt are with you in every step you take never keep your feelings in, it can hurt you. Find the right person (your mother/father) and speak to them If you see yourself going through a problem do not lose hope just keep on going Take it easy and be happy. Think positive and leave behind the negative When you have learnt a lesson from one thing do not go back to repeat it. Learn from it I hope this helps everybody and not only myself
  15. 3 points
    Be Human First

    any akbaris on here?

    Sure :), Hope everyone tries to follow such steps of Masoomeen a.s
  16. 3 points
    Intellectual Resistance

    At Loss

    I'm assuming the paper contains the questions, and the student is to answer on their own sheet of paper, or practise in that way. Even if the answers of the individual are on the paper that contains the question, they can just snap the questions and crop out the answer.
  17. 3 points
    ali_fatheroforphans

    At Loss

    I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Your mother is clearly not treating you right. However try to understand that a lot of mothers are like that - they just don't understand the implications of their harsh and painful words. They often feel that they should do anything and everything without some sort of filter. Although I never have fights with my mum, she does often scold and abuse my little sister for not praying and dressing the way she wants her to dress. However, realize that no mother genuinely hates her child. She might have a very wrong way of getting her point across but she is your mother after all. I'm sure she wants you to be happy and do that which pleases her. Try not to build hatred for your mum in your heart (I know it might be very hard given what you experienced), but forgive her. Talk to her kindly, increase the number of hugs you give her (my sister's technique works lol), make her breakfast, kiss her etc. And don't be like, I'm just gonna try to live on my own, and "bye bye mum" - this is the wrong attitude to have in my opinion. You need to just talk to your mother and share everything. She will miss you when you live by yourself and she'll feel lonely. Therefore try to be super kind to her while you're with her and inshallah everything will be alright. Realize this is a test from Allah.
  18. 3 points
    Islandsandmirrors

    At Loss

    I’m going to text a class mate and ask if she can take pics of them for me. I would ask the teacher for an extra copy, but the midterm itself is on the next class so there’s no time left. Pray for me that the student I’ll contact will answer.
  19. 3 points
    Hameedeh

    Be Prepared

    It's always good to be prepared, however, I live in a Hurricane Zone. If I have to evacuate, walking on foot, I won't be able to carry all that stuff in the kit. I need to only carry what I absolutely need to survive. After thinking about the basics (purse, wallet, medication, passport) I get stuck and don't want to think about it.
  20. 3 points
    I understand your struggle, and inshallah your post will help others who are going through this test. 1. Same-sex attraction doesn’t mean that you should be with a man rather than woman. It’s just a test. Sometimes, the attraction can change with intensity or decrease, but it might always be there. It might not. Allah tests all of us in different ways. If she left you only because of your attraction to men, well, she did something terrible. And for the record, I was born and raised in the west and I don’t believe Same-sex attraction will always be there to full intensity. 2. As a person who has been curious about the same sex, but has never acted on that curiousity, I would say to find someone who is open minded, and someone who is willing to accept you. Explain to the future wife to be about your struggles and your commitment to the Ahlul Bayt (AS) and inshallah the right woman will admire your struggles to obey Allah in face of such a difficult test. It’s actually a great way of weeding out people who are narrow minded and unsuitable matches. If they don’t wish to continue after you tell them, consider it a red flag and a blessing that they have shown their true colors. If any woman rejects you based on that alone, consider it a bullet dodged. 3. The key is to find someone who is open minded and willing to accept you. Find someone whom you are compatible with, someone who has good akhlaq. 4. You might think that woman may not accept you based on a few proposals. But don’t give-up. Keep looking for a spouse and inshallah the right person will appear. Celibacy is not needed.
  21. 3 points
    Salam Sis, That’s a tough one. Sometimes it’s best to keep your distance from your family and take care of your own emotional needs—journal your feelings, do some yoga, meditate, breathe. Focus on your breathing. Take walks to make yourself feel centered. Inshallah what I’ve said can be of some benefit to you, Sis. You’re not alone. We are all here for you.
  22. 3 points
    This famous atheist philosopher of the 20th century had an incredible experience of God. Instead of welcoming it with awe, wonder and joy, he reacted with indignation and rage and blasphemy. It's really sad. It reminded of another famous atheist philosopher Thomas Nagel writing that he doesnt want there to be a God, and hopes there isnt.
  23. 3 points
    IbnSina

    Thoughts 2018

    Does anyone know of any UK based english talking hajj caravan that they can recommend?
  24. 3 points
    Sirius_Bright

    Choosing a Maraja!

    Salaam brother, Imame Zamana (atfs) is present and in occultation. During this time, marajas are only his representative and not replacement. A fallible cannot replace infallible.
  25. 3 points
    Hameedeh

    Choosing a Maraja!

    Salam. Most Shias believe in taqleed, which is following a Marja. This is a post about it by the Development Team: http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235042512-important-questions-answered/?do=findComment&comment=2968583 Why Taqleed? The Importance Of Ijtihad And Taqlid Grand Ayatullahs
  26. 2 points
    The Shia man said "Khoda hafez" because he was leaving (about 40 seconds from the beginning) and the Salafi man grabbed his arm to stop him and said 'Whoa, whoa, whoa' which is the word you say when you want the horse to stop. When I was about 5 years old the teacher taught us "Keep your hands to yourself" specifically to not touch your classmates. It seems this Salafi man never even learned the basics, especially how to respect another person who is speaking to you and decided to leave.
  27. 2 points
    I always knew these debates would bring us only up to that point. Only muslims can break the rule of the speaker's corner which by nature is to fight with words only.
  28. 2 points
    ShiaMan14

    Choosing a Maraja!

    Salaam sister, Unless you have access to all the resources (books, literature, etc), you can't compare your limited knowledge with that of a marja's. These people spent 50+ years studying the religion and should be relied upon for religious advice. For example, when we get sick, we go to the Dr instead of diagnosing ourselves from the Internet. There is inherent danger to your body by not relying on the expertise of the Dr so why would you not apply the same principles for spiritual guidance?
  29. 2 points
    Gaius I. Caesar

    At Loss

    I wish that were true but the OP told me that her mother takes her anger out on her because of the OP's father. The sister is not responsible for the sins and wrongs against her mother by her father. This type of behavior is not motherly love, irrational and a clear violation of this ayah^
  30. 2 points
    Did you listen to what Ayatollah araki even said? He said shirazi (who isn’t even a mujtahid according to Sayed al khoei and other ulama) made it obligatory only 55-56 years ago. It was obligatory only in that time. 55 years ago was 1963, he died in 2001, so in that 38 year span it’s highly possible he changed it to mustahab.
  31. 2 points
    Shurtat al-Khamis Shurṭat al-Khamīs (Arabic: شرطة الخمیس) was a group of devoted fighters at the time of Imam 'Ali (a) who had dedicated their lives to support that Imam (a). Literal Meaning Shurtat literally means group, army, condition, and treaty.[1] In usage, it is the first unit of army that take part in the battle and are ready to sacrifice themselves.[2] Army is meant by Khamis [in Arabic literally means five], because the army used to be divided into five groups of forerunners, front, right wing, left wing, and the heart.[3] In Usage Shurtat al-Khamis were a group consisting of 6000 friends of Imam 'Ali (a)[4] who had undertaken to fight (to the death if they had to) and Imam Ali (a) had guaranteed them the heaven.[5] Status Regarding the status of Shurtat al-Khamis, Imam Ali (a) once said, "Before you, this treaty (Shurtat al-Khamis) was made among a group of Jews, no one of them was martyred unless he was either the prophet of his own tribe, or the prophet of his town, or a prophet by himself; And you are similar to them except that you are not prophets."[6] Attributes Shurtat al-Khamis' members possessed some attributes including being constantly ready and equipped and having constant companionship with Imam Ali (a). In the battles, they used to fight in the front line.[7] They were always ready to serve Imam 'Ali (a) and never delayed obeying the Imam's (a) orders. They had promised to be loyal to Imam (a) to the death. They had detached themselves from this world and were knowledgeable and pious men. They belonged to various tribes. Even when there were no battles, they were ready and accompanied Imam (a) and executed important missions such as administrating legal punishments.[8] Members Some members of Shurtat al-Khamis are as follows: Salman al-Farsi Abu Dhar al-Ghifari[9] Al-Miqdad 'Ammar b. Yasir Abu Sasan al-Ansari Abu 'Amr al-Ansari Sahl b. Hunayf 'Uthman b. Hunayf 'Amr b. Hamiq al-Khuza'i Maytham al-Tammar Rushayd al-Hajari Habib b. Muzahir al-Asadi Muhammad b. Abi Bakr Malik al-Ashtar Suwayd b. Ghafla al-Ju'fi Harith b. 'Abd Allah al-Hamdani Qanbar Uways al-Qarani Kumayl b. Ziyad al-Nakha'i Asbagh b. Nubata[10] Wahb b. 'Abd Allah Maslama http://en.wikishia.net/view/Shurtat_al-Khamis
  32. 2 points
    notme

    At Loss

    That's just an awful thing for your mother to do. There must be something wrong with a parent who sabotages their own child's success. During a calm time, try to talk with your mother about your hard work in your class and how hurt you are by her actions. Maybe she will listen. If not, have the same conversation with your father. Maybe he will listen, talk with her, and then she will listen. It's all you can do. Is there somewhere else that you can study besides home? A library or student center? A friend's house? A park or coffee shop? Do talk with the instructor. Maybe he will give you a little extra time to review before the mid term exam. Nothing is lost by asking.
  33. 2 points
    Ron_Burgundy

    Ahlulbayt

    I love them all. They are all equal to me, but when i think of Imam Sajjab (a.s) its just different. I can't describe my feelings.
  34. 2 points
    Hamodiii

    Ahlulbayt

    Which member of ahlulbayt do you think you are closest to, or love the most? Mine is Imam mahdi (as) and Fatima Zahra (as).
  35. 2 points
    MourningKarbala

    Ahlulbayt

    I should love them all equally, but I feel aligned to certain figures. Let's see: Sayyeda Fatima al-Zahra because what happened to her after her father's death makes me angry and depressed. Imam Hussain because of his sacrifice. I take it personally, as in no one will ever do something as great as that for me ever. It gets to the point that I am so proud of being from karbala for this reason. Imam Jaafar al-Sadiq because as an engineer/scientist his theories are truly a miracle of Allah and really helped me solidify my faith. I was born Shi'a but I didn't want to simply follow what my parents did so i studied and these theories and stories of the Imam really were one of the key points.
  36. 2 points
    You don't get things by working hard. Majority of the things comes into your life naturally. The external environment is unpredictable you never get to know what is coming next. More energy should be spent on yourself to make peace inside and to be strong against any external odd situation.
  37. 2 points
    muhibb-ali

    Hadith Of The Day

    Prophet #Mohammed (saww) said, that Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى has said: "Had all the men gathered upon the #Wilayat of #Ali (as), I would not have created fire (Hell)." قال رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله): قال الله جل جلاله: لو اجتمع الناس كلهم على ولاية علي ما خلقت النار Source: al-Amali, Shaikh Sadooq, Pg. 755 http://www.marefateahlebait.com/know-the-ahlul-bait/wilayat-of-ahlebait-as Join us on Telegram: https://t.me/KnowTheAhlulbayt
  38. 2 points
    Thanks for this thread! Sometimes there is just so much negativity! We definitely need to balance it at times.
  39. 2 points
    Gaius I. Caesar

    At Loss

    What? Most mother are not, it has to be an Eastern thing. It certainly isn't the norm where I live.
  40. 2 points
    Islandsandmirrors

    At Loss

    Verbal abuse is so hard and I’m so sorry to hear about your friend. It must have been such a heartbreaking time for her. She’s a very strong person. I hope to become strong like that one day.
  41. 2 points
    Intellectual Resistance

    At Loss

    Do you know of any colleagues that could take a screenshot of the packets (assuming they are the same) and you might be able to just write the answers yourself? Or you could explain to her you've lost them via an email and ask if you could have another copy? When you get a copy of these things, just take pictures of them. But i don't blame you for not doing that because who on earth expects their mother throwing away important educational material.
  42. 2 points
  43. 2 points
    Intellectual Resistance

    Thoughts 2018

    Watch Black Panther. I would even argue you ought to watch Thor Ragnorak, previous Marvel Movies, and Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2 (as i will do so).
  44. 2 points
    Griffindor

    The path

    The smell of death with every breath It grows, don't fear But shed a tear, of love Cry for the time you , betayed But He loved you so much And forgave, again and again Cry for the pain Of numerous falls But he helped you And took you back Into the fold You stood at the precipe Ready to fall The devil came to push you But he gave you his Hand The devil stalled He saved your soul Cry it's good, for your heart That He gave from Him He told - O dear man I let you roam So that you may find my Path It's round every corner I gave you a light and a rope I gave you senses To guide you To the path of light All else is darkness and nothingness The path It reveals for those Who open their eyes And accept My Love
  45. 2 points
    Wahdat

    Modern Propaganda Technique

    now compare that to what ISIS or Qaeda or other salafists threat their hostages.... like that Jordanian pilot.
  46. 2 points
    Hameedeh

    Choosing a Maraja!

    No problem. Just wanted to make a point. Some people mention their own marja is 'Grand Ayatollah so and so (HA)' but they call someone else's marja 'Khomeini' or 'Khamenei' or 'Sistani' with no respect at all.
  47. 2 points
    Ashvazdanghe

    Choosing a Maraja!

    Salam all of us know it ,he is just representative of him until reappearance.
  48. 2 points
    Heavenly_Silk

    Thoughts 2018

    Really happy for you sis, congrats! Most important question, have you started shopping yet?
  49. 2 points
    Islandsandmirrors

    Thoughts 2018

    I might be married sooner than I thought. It feels unreal.
  50. 2 points
    notme

    Be Prepared

    Very good and helpful post. Thank you. But I didn't say or imply "most people". Certainly some people. Not everyone can afford a cable bill. I have a Mormon friend who told me it's part of their religion to be prepared for disasters. On her advice, I had started stockpiling canned foods. When I was laid off from my job, this supply of beans and tomato soup was most of what my family ate until I managed to work out an arrangement with the mortgage company to accept a lower payment until I found employment. Keeping extras of non-perishable essential items is helpful in man-made crisis situations too. It's good advice to prepare. But we also need to help those in need, whether by their fault or their misfortune.
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