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  1. 4 points
    Sayyida_L

    missing someone

    Salaams All, I am a 25 year old girl, and I lost my dad on the 9th of June 2017. My Dad's death happened at home, His head on my lap, His hand in mine. His final moments with me. It has been so long, I have tried various amaal, various suras, but I still can not take the scene out of my head, nor can I accept the fact, that my dad is no more. I can not sleep, cannot eat. and I cry most of the time. Can anyone advice me what to do? How to stop from hurting?
  2. 3 points
    Abu Hadi

    Toronto Van Attack

    Its being called an attack but not a terrorist attack, and the guy isn't being called a terrorist. If he was muslim, the RMP would already be rounding people up. BTW, almost the exact same thing happened in New York a few months back. A guy mowing down people in a van while they were walking on the sidewalk. It was called an act of Terrorism, press conferences, etc. In what New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called a "cowardly act of terror," a man driving a rental truck struck and killed eight people on a bike path Tuesday afternoon. http://abcnews.go.com/US/dead-truck-plows-people-york-city-cowardly-act/story?id=50842052 People on the right think that all terrorism is done by muslims, because it is only when the perpetrator is a muslim is it called 'terrorism', even if a non muslim does the exact same act. Weird.
  3. 3 points
    Ibn Al-Shahid

    Toronto Van Attack

    Look at the language being used, Incident instead of 'Attack' 'Suspect' instead of 'Terrorist' Most likely isn't Muslim.
  4. 2 points
    Abu Hadi

    Toronto Van Attack

    https://globalnews.ca/news/4161785/pedestrians-hit-white-van-toronto/ Hope the guy wasn't muslim. Anyone have more info. I have friends who live in the area. Trying to call them.
  5. 2 points
    Greenflag

    Not allowed to eat

    Salam First of all I am really embarrassed to ask this question and to even talk about it. Whenever my mom gets mad at me she doesn’t allow me to eat. I have OCD which means that I like everything to be clean and perfect and my mom hates that about me. Today I wanted to eat from a cleaner plate than the one she put on the table. So I went up to get a new one and then she told me that she is going to kill me if I ever at anything from the house again. This has happened before and I sometimes go days without eating. Last time I lost about 10 pounds because of it. I am 18 and I am moving out this summer to study at university (thank god for that) so I can hopefully eat whatever and whenever after I move out. But my question is, is it haram to punish your children like that?
  6. 2 points
    Qa'im

    Toronto Van Attack

    It seems like the guy was a frustrated incel (involuntary celibate) "getting back at society" for his lack of a love life.
  7. 2 points
    ShiaMan14

    Zainab - the Princess of Islam

    http://en.mobile.wikishia.net/view/Al-Sayyida_Zaynab_(a)
  8. 2 points
    King

    Toronto Van Attack

    Have to give the cop credit for not shooting the guy. If this was in the US the suspect would have been shot 200 times.
  9. 2 points
    Hameedeh

    Not allowed to eat

    My post above was my response to a teenage girl's horrible situation. If she tries to make the situation better with her Mother, then her last few weeks or months at home will be less stressful. When a parent or guardian withholds food from a child, the next step is probably going to be physical punishment. Why should the OP make her homelife worse by doing or saying something that will cause her Mother to punish and harm her more? She should try to tolerate her Mother until she can get out of there.
  10. 2 points
    Husayni

    Omar ibn al Khattab and Abu Jahl

    Umar was known to be a violent man. Before becoming Muslim, he hit/beat his sister so much that she began bleeding, because she became Muslim and was reciting Qur'an with her husband. Umar also yelled, when the prophet died, "Anyone who says the prophet has passed away, will be beheaded by me! For verily he is alive, not dead." Umar was also documented to have hit his female servants many times.
  11. 2 points
    2Timeless

    Not allowed to eat

    I'm so sorry you've had to go through this. I always like to believe all mothers have at least a minimum amount of love for their children. At the end of the day, she carried you in her for 9 months then went through labor and then had to raise you etc. it's not an easy job at all. That doesn't justify her punishing you in such an extreme manner that you lost 10 pounds so quickly though. No matter what, you deserve basic needs and nutrition. Maybe try and sit her down. Speak to her, let her know how you're feeling. Idk if you've been diagnosed clinically with OCD, if you haven't, maybe try and see a doctor and get help dealing with it. In turn this would help you with your mum, because she'd realise that you're actually suffering from a mental illness and it's serious. It's not you just being fussy and ungrateful. Inshallah things get better for you
  12. 2 points
    Hamodiii

    SC Addiction?

    This is one way ticket to friendship where you would never find, like some people i found here, they are intelligent and very friendly. If you are unable to travel, you can travel through the screen. Subhanallah, these kind of things made it possible to reach other. Then can we debate if friendship is an addiction, but is it? We being nice to each other is surely a good thing, as long as our life is like water, clean of sins.
  13. 2 points
    The issue here is that he isn't discussing the specifics of this superiority. Superiority in what, from what perspective? He does mention an alibi from narrations that say a daughter brings more blessings when she is born - and perhaps from that perspective she is superior to a male - but in his talk he also throws in the phrase ولكن بشرطها وشروطها (with its appropriate conditions), which essentially keeps him free from the attribution of having claimed absolute superiority of women over men (in all and every aspect). So even if he were to qualify this same position with conditions, he can justify himself by saying this was clear and obvious or that I hadn't claimed absolute superiority to begin with. If you look at the first two or so lectures you will see how he actually begins his talk building an argument for men being superior to women through the Qur'an, but he leaves it at that. This is because he is in a stage of his discussion where he is throwing out a lot of different plausible interpretations, but he himself has said he will dwell into them in more depth over the course of these lessons. Wasalam
  14. 1 point
    Happy birthday (Imam Hussain(as) Imam Sajad (as) & Hazrat Abbas (sa) Ali Akbar (sa)) https://youtu.be/G7bYwDM369k
  15. 1 point
    Aflower

    SC Addiction?

    Salaam. MashAllah this is a fantastic website with invaluable information. On a very lighthearted note, does anyone think that they are addicted to Shiachat? I'm not saying it's a bad think BTW because it's a very constructive use of one's time. But be honest... are you itching to use the site a few times/multiple times a day?
  16. 1 point
    ShiaMan14

    Criticize the user above you

    Criticism - too nice!!!
  17. 1 point
    Gaius I. Caesar

    Not allowed to eat

    The problem is that she suffers from OCD, something that is not her fault and her mother is starving her,. it's abuse. It's not a matter of tolerance but a matter of safety and well-being. I have no idea how old the sister is or where she lives but this is something that APS and CPS deal with everyday. I respect you a lot but this is not the way to handle the situation, there is no excuse for her mother's behavior period.
  18. 1 point
    Journalists find boy filmed in Douma chemical attack video They Gave dates & cookies to children at Douma hospital
  19. 1 point
    Gaius I. Caesar

    Thoughts 2018

    No problem.
  20. 1 point
    Salsabeel

    Criticize the user above you

    , I knew that brother. Problem was that I don't want to criticize on Shaheed Murtaza Muttehri, neither on the nick nor on the person using this nick. This time it is better to
  21. 1 point
    Quisant

    The logic of Athiests

    If it is an assumption it is a much lesser one than assuming He exists. But mine was a response to the original assumption that complex things need a creator to which I replied that God is complex and therefore He too must need a creator. Even if one grants that God may be nonphysical. He is complex. Functional complexity is measured by the level of intelligence/consciousness and abilities. An omnipotent and omniscient being is thus ultimately functionally complex. Thinking, rationality, consciousness, and volition are complex processes that could not, by any means, arise by chance. You told me, you said: "A snowflake begins when a tiny dust or pollen particle comes into contact with water vapour high in Earth's atmosphere. The water vapour coats the tiny particle and freezes into a tiny crystal of ice. This tiny crystal will be the "seed" from which a snowflake will grow".
  22. 1 point
    Quisant

    The logic of Athiests

    Why don't you tell me why you think snowflakes formation require Divine intervention? The burden of proof is on those who claim an invisible supernatural agency. Can you show me how the supernatural can be observed in the natural Universe? Our Universe evolved by self-organization of matter towards more and more complex structures. Atoms, stars and galaxies self-assembled out of the fundamental particles produced by the Big Bang. Time and weather created the Grand Canyon. The car you drive was created by man. Planets are created from star birth (protoplanets and such). The Earth is tiny part of a small galaxy. The earth was never created; it simply being a large space rock that was pulled into the sun's orbit, and then sculpted by solar wind and meteorites into the shape it currently has. You can define God as wajib al-wujud (necessary existence) if it pleases you but it does not compel reality to conform to your definition. It is an unsubstantiated claim. You shouldn't assume what you cannot prove. ws *
  23. 1 point
    Quisant

    The logic of Athiests

    I am Lebanese/Italian, so what? I cannot see the relevance of your post, Gods have declined and died also..think of Sumerian, Egyptian, Greek, Nordic gods, all dead. In your opening post you said: "Athiests believe that complexity doesn't require an intelligent creator." To which I replied that, for instance, snowflakes, ocean waves, spherical planets, elliptical orbits crystals, economy etc.. are complex, thy form spontaneosly, no intelligent designer is required. A snowflake exhibits order yet is formed without intelligent purpose through perfectly natural processes. Rocks lined up in an orderly row may be evidence of nothing other than the effect of a recurring tide. Of course it does not prove that God doesn't exists, it proves that complexity does exist without an intelligent creator. What do you think about the existence of parasitic tape worms living in rivers in Africa that enter eye-balls and and slowly eat them from the inside out; what kind of twisted intelligence would have designed and created a creature that tortures people until they are blind? You have not addressed the question as to how can something (the Designer of the Universe or Multiverse) that is infinitely more complex than the Universe itself not have an intelligent designer? That is the question theists cannot answer without violating the rules of logic. ws Your addition of extra entities is not parsimonious, It goes against Occam Razor. Existence is the only Necessity for which all other things, including a god, are contingent. ws.
  24. 1 point
    ireallywannaknow

    SC Addiction?

    I had the same thought. But I wonder if no one would come because aren't we all a bit anti-social? Why else would we be on SC :p
  25. 1 point
    One thing to note about any Bahth Kharij is that you cannot come to a conclusions regarding a scholar's opinions until a certain topic is actually complete (and definitely not by looking or reading any one lesson from a middle of a series). The natural course of a Bahth Kharij is to open all plausible interpretations, present those arguments, and critique them where possible. I've encountered this way too many times during my readings of transcriptions of Bahth Kharij, where it appears that a scholar is arguing for a certain opinion, and even makes strong arguments for it, but 20-odd lessons later arrives at a conclusion which is the complete opposite. This is not to say that Sayyid Haydari isn't challenging the mainstream notion (about men being superior), but I don't think it is fair to say that his final conclusion is that women are superior to men. He has to clarify a lot of things which he hasn't - how he explains the verse which says men are a degree higher, how he addresses the issue of superiority vis-a-vis taqwa (which he begins discussing in lesson 13), if he does believe women are superior is this ontological or something else, etc.? What he claims to be "his understanding" is the grammatical point where he takes both of the last 2 statements in the verse as a parenthetical statement, rather than the words of Maryam's (s) mother. You can read the Arabic transcription of the lesson here: http://alhaydari.com/ar/2017/10/61362/ Given that this series is going to be happening for a long time (as he alludes to in the first few lessons), it is way too early to see what Sayyid al-Haydari's final opinions are on the subject. Another thing to keep in mind is that his lessons are very different because of the foundations he builds his arguments on - these are foundations which are not mainstream to begin with, such as his views on the whole Qur'an vs. Hadith discussion, and most importantly views he has in epistemology (a lot of views he has on the latter topic are views I agree with). Wasalam
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