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  1. 6 points
    Ashvazdanghe

    Recite Fatiha

    Salam my grandmother passed away today ,please recitell Fatiha for her Shuman
  2. 5 points
    I have the honor to visit Mashad, back in 2002 & Karbala in 2015. Both of my visits were like miricles to me. I was trying to visit Iran since 1996, made every arrangement for my journey but whenever I intend to go something happened & I was needed to postpond my program. In 2001, when everything was ready & I was applying for visa, suddenly my father & mother asked me that they want to go for ziarat. I changed my program & send them and asked them to ask from Imam to grant me the permission of ziarat. And finally in 2002, when I dont have enough money with me & I have not even planned for my visit, one day the idea of visiting the shrine poped in my mind. The money needed for my journey arranged same day and I got the visa and flight within a week & I was landed at Mehrabad Airport. This was like a mirricle for me. Similar situation happened when I was trying desperately to visit Karbala i.e., from 2010 to 2015. I finally got the opportunity to visit the holy shrine, a year after my father visited the shrine and asked permission for me. Now me and my wife are trying to visit karbala together from 2016 but are unable to visit there. Some times the issues with kids, some times health of parents and some times job of my wife or my business caused us to postpond our program. Now I have tried the same tool, have asked my sister who was going there on 1st june, to ask permission for ziarat for me and my wife. I will update you the outcome.
  3. 3 points
    Sumerian

    Inferiority complex

    But the issue is people are afraid to say these things. How many people are ready to claim wilayah is even more important than Salat, and is essential for your fate in the akhirah? How many people are ready to claim bara'ah from "revered symbols of others" (as you put it) and the people of bid'ah, is wajib? How many people are ready to say that "sectarian pluralism" is wrong, and that the beliefs of others are wrong, and ours only is correct? Actually, a lot of people are ready to say that, and many do. It's some people who are afraid to say it how it is and tell those who say it, not to say it like that.
  4. 3 points
    ali_fatheroforphans

    Will you attend hawza?

    I'm studying Engineering at University. I have a year and a bit left till I graduate. You can become a police and an alim, sounds like a great combo
  5. 3 points
    shadow_of_light

    Son or daughter?

    I have a 3 year old daughter. Daughters are very sweet and cute. I also wish to have an adopted daughter.
  6. 2 points
  7. 2 points
    Sumerian

    Inferiority complex

    You just named things which are debated within our own madhab, but didn't name things which people are afraid to say and are part of our core beliefs.
  8. 2 points
    ali_fatheroforphans

    Will you attend hawza?

    Yeah that's what motivates me to go to hawza. I haven't learned religion in a structured way, it's all over the place for me. It would be so useful being in the presence of a teacher, asking a lot of questions. It is recommended that we all study religion as much as we can till we gain certainty. If I get a degree related job, I might try to attend hawza part-time.
  9. 2 points
    ShiaChat Mod

    Hadith Of The Day

    Oppression ruins (the value of) bravery; self-pride ruins familial dignity; conferring favors spoils (the worth of) generosity; selfishness ruins (the value of) beauty; telling lie breaks (the validity of) speech; forgetfulness ruins knowledge; ignorance ruins fortitude; extravagance ruins generosity, and carnal desires ruin (one's) faith. ~ Prophet Muhammad SA. [Nahj Al-Fasahah, Height Of Rhetoric]
  10. 2 points
    Khadim uz Zahra

    Club

    Unfortunately, no. If you regularly use the forum and just make one or two posts a day, you should be able to easily get to the 25 post benchmark in no time.
  11. 2 points
    Wholehearted Shi'a

    Will you attend hawza?

    I always have it in mind. At the moment my intention was to become a Police officer after university with the aim of receiving a commissioned role. However, the way that a lot of western governments are producing anti Islamic laws which have a effect on how Police treat the Islamic communities it has certainly put doubts in my mind. I guess I'll figure it out in a couple of years from now but certainly Hawza for me is something worth considering. What is it that you're currently studying at University brother?
  12. 2 points
    Hi Kirtc, Quote: 窗体顶端 --- Since ‘flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God,’ Jesus had to die and His body be drained of blood before ‘God took Him up.’ where did you get this? This is a short question, but I will have to give you a longer answer. I began post 1. by saying God is holy, therefore heaven is holy, and sin cannot remain there, so when sin entered through a cherubim angel in post 4. and 5. --- it had to be cast out. --- It says of this angel in Post 7. --- Ezekiel 28:15 “You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you.” --- The evidence is that God did not create sin. But sin developed in a created being. 9. 'This rebellion caused temporary division and God had to cleanse heaven to keep it holy. He removed the ‘instigator of sin,’ and all his followers, to restore perfect Holiness in heaven.' --- Then we come to the perfect creation of Adam and Eve. In a body of flesh and bones, with the ‘life support system’ being the Holy Spirit of God, as it says in Genesis 2:7 “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.”--- The Cherubim angel was a spiritual being, and had to be barred from heaven, but he was able to tempt Adam and Eve to be disobedient to God to destroy their holiness, as he had destroyed his own. The story of the fall from holiness is told in Genesis 3, in Surah 7:19-26, and other places in the Quran.--- Adam and Eve had a light weight flesh and bones body which would have lived forever, but as soon as sin came in, the Holy Spirit of God had to be withdrawn from their sinful bodies. God gave them an alternative‘life support system’like the animals had, with a circulating blood system. God made them human with a flesh,bones,and blood body, which we still have today. The flesh and blood body has a heavy water content,and since both blood and water are kept under pressure, God overlaid the new body with layers of skin. In heaven Adam and Eve could have lived forever in holiness, living in the‘Holy Spirit,’but after their fall,they were placed on earth among the animals, and, as it says in Surah 7:25 God said,“There shall you live, and there shall you die,and thence shall you be brought forth.” --- So the earth is the training ground for humans to regain our status with God. --- Adam and Eve were disobedient to God and lost their eternal life with Him in His heaven. --- We have to be surrendered to God to find our way back to Him through faith and obedience. This explains the blood body and the fact that there are no blood bodies in heaven, as it says, "Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God” 1 Corinthians 15:50. --- And another verse says “Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin.”Hebrews 9:22. This is perhaps enough tto study for one day, but I will add more from both the Bible and the Quran later.
  13. 1 point
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quran-in-depth/id1365569251?mt=8 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.depth.quran.quran_indepth_en&referrer=utm_source%3Dappbrain%26utm_medium%3Dappbrain_web%26utm_campaign%3Dappbrain_web Quran Eleyoun Albahthu قرآن علیون البحثی
  14. 1 point
    Rather, May Allah be glorified, and may he Bless Muhammed (saw) and his Ahlulbayt (asws) for preserving the true and correct understanding of Allah, the Almighty.
  15. 1 point
    I have a comment to make about the recent documentary created by Ahlulbayt: Documentaries. Here is the link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0v7K3-kBUA I found it quite beneficial and it cleared many common misconceptions. However, a little correction is that in the video, they discussed surah 4:34 ("wife beating verse) and they came to the conclusion that "daraba" is wrongly translated as beat and it should be translated as separate. As we know, according to arabic grammar and the commentaries on this verse, "daraba" clearly does not separate. However, I am not sure. Could the verse mean separate? There were many appealing arguments in the video that justified translating "daraba" as separate.
  16. 1 point
    Tattoos are allowed in our religion. At least my marja Agha Sistani allows them and I think so do most of the other marjas. Whether a religious lecturer should get them or not is a matter of personal opinion.
  17. 1 point
    @Ashvazdanghe thank you so much!!!
  18. 1 point
    Allahumma salli ala muhammadiw wa ali muhammadin wa ajjil faraja hum Astaghfirillah
  19. 1 point
    Wahdat

    Bashar al-Assad - 'Barrel Bombs'

    I am sure that people of Kufa, like yourself, had their very reasonable reasons. And you should be proud of them instead of being in the closet.
  20. 1 point
    Brother, this is an example of how obstinate people can be even when they have been provided ample evidence. Even after showing that Sistani and Najafi permit it, he can't bring himself to accept it...but such is the dynamics of wila-e-Ali.
  21. 1 point
    I don’t agree with the video. I don’t believe video games cause school shootings and people to go out on killing sprees. If anything I believe the opposite. I respect Islamic pulse’s work on other areas though.
  22. 1 point
    starlight

    General shia belief

    Ziyarat Aale Yasin The main narrator of this Ziyaarat is Abdullah b. Jafar (r.a.) [240A.H.-300 A.H.]Shaikh Sadooq’s (r.a.) father – Ali b. Baabwaiyh (r.a.), Muhammad b. Hasan (r.a.) (Shaikh Sadooq’s (r.a.) teacher) and Muhammad b. Yaqoob Kulaini (r.a.) have reported this Ziyaarat along with numerous other traditions from Abdullah b. Jafar (r.a.). Given this list of illustrious personalities who have narrated this tradition, there remains no doubt about the authenticity of the chain of narrators. https://www.al-islam.org/ziyaarat-aale-yaasin-brief-commentary/ziyaarat-aali-yaasin-brief-commentary So here is one of the opening lines of this Ziyaarat: Peace be upon you, O the caller of Allah and place of manifestation of His signs. اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بَابَ ٱللَّهِ وَدَيَّانَ Peace be upon you, O the door of Allah and the devout one of His religion. Wonder why the Imam (as) has been called the door of Allah???
  23. 1 point
    Al Hadi

    Will you attend hawza?

    Thanks. Ya I forgot about this place. Good to be back.
  24. 1 point
    ShiaMan14

    General shia belief

    It is such a shame that while claiming to be fasting and loving everyone, @Intellectual Resistance can't bring himself to apologize for his wrong qiyas on this matter. His statements are in direct contradiction with Sistani and Najafi and while he claims to be Usooli, his actions are on the contrary. As a reminder, this is a month of seeking forgiveness.
  25. 1 point
    For me when it is against religious values this is already immoral. When also these kind of relations lead to dangerous stuff when sex is involved this is even more immoral.
  26. 1 point
    You should, I'm waiting for the price to drop a bit, don't wanna pay 70 bucks lol.
  27. 1 point
    starlight

    Revenge

    Putting him in jail wouldn't be forgiveness. Forgiveness that Islam talks about is the kind when you forgive someone even when in a position to take revenge. It's highly recommended by Allah to forgive other humans. Whenever I have difficulty in forgiving someone I remind myself that I am not doing it for the person involved instead I am doing it with the purpose of seeking Allah's closeness and pleasure. Even the greatest of misdeeds seems trivial when compared to this reward. Another thing that has worked for me is to make a sincere and detailed dua for the person who has wronged you. I would like to point out something else too, forgiveness doesn't mean you will be friends with the person in future. You can just tell him you have forgiven him and if the hurt is great you can choose to not see him again (barring cases where one has to practise silah rehmi)
  28. 1 point
    hasanhh

    Son or daughter?

    Maybe this is off-topic, but l prefer nephews. This way l have almost all the fun of having a boy, but none of the expenses.
  29. 1 point
  30. 1 point
    CORRECTION: Ramadhan is s-l-o-w-l-y coming towards the end. [Night of 18/19 Ramadhan.]
  31. 1 point
    Considering pretty much every single Dua, guidance to make Dua, is addressed almost directly to Allah, and the whole purpose of Dua is to cultivate that relationship between slave and master, anyone claiming this is a shameless liar.
  32. 1 point
    Zellali

    Salam and Welcome

    Thank you so much @Hameedeh
  33. 1 point
    @AmirAlmuminin Lover There was a man who once came to Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (as) complaining about the fact there was a delay in the granting of his Dua. This is what happened: Perhaps this Dua may be useful to you: In كتاب الكافي [Al-Kafi] كتاب دعاء [Book of Dua] is a supplication by علي بن أبي طالب عليه السلام (Ali عليه السلام) which he gave to a man who wanted to know of a particular supplication that would enable a quicker granting of his wishes. This is an authentic Dua, and the claim made (that it will allow prayers to be granted quicker) is also in the same Hadith, and therefore i am happy with making this claim. Without giving proper evidence, anyone could claim anything about everything, though being rigorous about sources tends to be more lax when it comes to these things. Reference: Chapter: 60, Hadith: 3437, Number: 17 كتاب دعاء [Book of Dua]. The Dua is Hasan as per the grading in Mirat al-Uqul. سند (Chain of narrators): Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu 'Umayr from Mu'awiyah ibn ' Ammar who has said the following: "Once Imam Jaffer as-Sadiq عليه السلام on his own initiation said to me, 'O Mu'awiyah, bear in mind that a man once came to Amir al-Mu'minin, Ali ibn abu Talib, عليه السلام complaining of the delay for the answer to his prayer. Amir al-Mu'minin, Ali ibn abu Talib, عليه السلام asked, "Why do you not pray with the quick for acceptance supplication (prayer quickly accepted)?" The man then said, 'Please tell me what that supplication is?' The Imam told him to say: 'O Lord, I plead before You through Your great name, the greatest one, the glorious one, the magnanimous one, the one treasured and hidden, the light of the truth, and the clear authority in the argument. It is a light with light, a light from a light, a light in a light, a light over a light, a light above all lights, a light that illuminates all darkness, crumbles down all hardships, all condemned devils and every hardheaded tyrant. (It is such) a light that the earth cannot hold and the sky cannot not withstand. With it every frightened person feels secure, every magician's magic will turn invalid, and the transgression of every transgressor, the envy of every envier will turn ineffective. Due to its greatness the ocean splits open, the ships sail in safety when the angel speak with it, the waves will have no way to it and that is Your greatest of great, glorious of glorious name, the great light with which You have named Yourself and with it You have established Your power over Your Throne. I turn to You through Muhammad and his family and I plead before You to grant al-Salat (favors) upon Muhammad and his family, to provide me help in such and such of my needs. (One then should mention his wishes)"' The Dua in Arabic with phonetics to ease pronunciation: When you reach the end where it says Ka Dhaa wa Ka Dhaa don't say those words, but speak your wishes in your own language.
  34. 1 point
    ShiaMan14

    General shia belief

    So you just randomly brought in Akhbarism and Usoolism in a topic about tawassul. Being the staunch supporter of Usoolism, why didn't you acknowledge the 2 references from Sistani and Najafi, admit you were wrong and end the discussion. As I said, you will change your stance to prove you are right rather learn the truth. Ever the victim. What better argument than Dua-e-Tawassul? Or the permission by marajae. Surely you don't know better than them? Are you Akhbari? I need to know why you didn't admit you are wrong when I cited the 2 marajae. I really expect you to leave the thread. Make no mistake, nobody believes you are leaving this thread because of "being attacked". You are leaving because you are cornered and instead of admiring you are wrong, you are choosing the loser way out. More worthwhile things??? I happen to think tawassul IS worthwhile and more so in this blessed month. I prefer to hold fast onto the rope of Allah.
  35. 1 point
    Abu Nur

    Selection of people for tests?

    محمد بن يحيى ، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى ، عن الحسن بن محبوب ، عن عبد الرحمن بن الحجاج قال ذكر عند أبي عبد الله عليه‌السلام البلاء وما يخص الله عز وجل به المؤمن فقال سئل رسول الله صلى‌الله‌عليه‌وآله من أشد الناس بلاء في الدنيا فقال النبيون ثم الأمثل فالأمثل ويبتلى المؤمن بعد على قدر إيمانه وحسن أعماله فمن صح إيمانه وحسن عمله اشتد بلاؤه ومن سخف إيمانه وضعف عمله قل بلاؤه. Grading: Saheeh Misfortune could be a test, a punishment removing sins or as an outright punishment, both a test and a punishment, and there are many variables here. Sometimes we also just make very bad choices despite being given an intellect, as individuals and as a society too. There are Muslims who are really sincerely practicing their religion and they don't sin and they praise God and are thankful everyday and cry in the repentance and read Qur'an and dua's every day...but yet they live in prosperity without suffering. Does it mean that these kind of people have weak power of reason and weak deeds? For example what about our some pious ulemas who have most of their life living in prosperity? But maybe the most important thing is that we need to define what is this suffering?
  36. 1 point
    Ihtiyat Wajib (obligatory precaution) means you have to follow it, but you also have the option to refer to the next most-learned Marja' if you want. If you do not choose to refer to the next most-learned Marja' then you have to follow whatever the ruling is for the obligatory precaution. Wasalam
  37. 1 point
    Hi Kirtc, In turn, I would like to ask you what you think of these verses? "Strongest among men in enmity to the believers wilt thou find the Jews and Pagans; and nearest among them in love to the believers wilt thou find those who say, "We are Christians": because amongst these are men devoted to learning and men who have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant. And when they listen to the revelation received by the Apostle (Muhammad), thou wilt see their eyes overflowing with tears, for they recognise the truth: they pray: "Our Lord! we believe; write us down among the witnesses. What cause can we have not to believe in God and the truth which has come to us, seeing that we long for our Lord to admit us to the company of the righteous?" And for this their prayer hath God rewarded them with gardens, with rivers flowing underneath,- their eternal home. Such is the recompense of those who do good. But those who reject Faith and believe not our Signs,- they shall be companions of Hell-fire." S. 5:82-86
  38. 1 point
    IlariaKhadija

    Resentment towards my mother

    Salam, I have also a very bad relationship with my parents and this makes me sad. Just as you say, the result is a mutual indifference. I'm 44 years old so not a girl and I don't live with them anymore, still I didn't find a way to handle this situation. Nothing special happened between us, I can't say they are angry or worried or that they disapprove me. I feel they don't understand me and this from a very long time, since when I was a child, maybe 10 years old. They are not muslims and don't like the fact I am, but they didn't oppose to that - even because I revert about 30 so it would have been ridicolous. Sadly I know it isn't easy to go there talking kindly and it's very hard to give them a hug, almost impossible. I don't write here to give you an advice but because I would like to get one me too. What can we do? We have to pray for this specific thing, askying god to make it easier to open our hearts to them again. Then I think we have to start from ourselves, changing our way with them. It has become a pattern and we have to break it, without shocking them but firmly. Maybe we should tell them: "Mom (for me mom and dad) I know we didn't have a good relationship so far but I want to change it, probably it's my fault and I want to do my part." No matter how this started but we have to state our will to change it. We should tell them the main problem we have, for you the loud tone of voice maybe or the polemical or judging attitude. Another thing could be, as suggested by our sister Hameedeh to ask them how can we confort them, to ask about their prblem and let them know we care. Because we do care but we are used to ignore them to be no hurt, right? Well, if someone have a good advice for this, I'm also definitely interested. Being kind with parents is important!
  39. 1 point
    Hi Kirtc, Quote: What do you think of the verses Surah al Nisa 156-176? https://quran.com/4/156-166?translations=20 I checked the Pickthall translation and the Yusuf Ali, so I will start at verse 145 and 146, which shows the distinction between believers and unbelievers, and their reward or fate. 145. The Hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of the Fire: no helper wilt thou find for them;- 146. Except for those who repent, mend (their lives) hold fast to Allah, and purify their religion as in Allah.s sight: if so they will be (numbered) with the believers. And soon will Allah grant to the believers a reward of immense value. 147. What can Allah gain by your punishment, if ye are grateful and ye believe? Nay, it is Allah that recogniseth (all good), and knoweth all things. --- God Knows all things and recognizes the good and rewards it in believers. 148. Allah loveth not that evil should be noised abroad in public speech, except where injustice hath been done; for Allah is He who heareth and knoweth all things. 149. Whether ye publish a good deed or conceal it or cover evil with pardon, verily Allah doth blot out (sins) and hath power (in the judgment of values). 150. Those who deny Allah and His apostles, and (those who) wish to separate Allah from His apostles, saying: "We believe in some but reject others": And (those who) wish to take a course midway,- 151. They are in truth (equally) unbelievers; and we have prepared for unbelievers a humiliating punishment. --- It is quite plain that those who believe only part of the Scriptures, or part of the revelations, given to Muhammad in the Quran, are unbelievers. To those who believe in Allah and His apostles and make no distinction between any of the apostles, we shall soon give their (due) rewards: for Allah is Oft- forgiving, Most Merciful. --- This is a clear distinction, is it not? --- And here is another distinction. --- When it says, “The people of the Book,” many think it is referring to Jews and Christians. When you read the context it identifies quickly whether it means Jews or Christians. From here on it is speaking of the Jews and their rejection of God’s covenants. 153. The people of the Book ask thee to cause a book to descend to them from heaven: Indeed they asked Moses for an even greater (miracle), for they said: "Show us Allah in public," but they were dazed for their presumption, with thunder and lightning. Yet they worshipped the calf even after clear signs had come to them; even so we forgave them; and gave Moses manifest proofs of authority. 154. And for their covenant we raised over them (the towering height) of Mount (Sinai); and (on another occasion) we said: "Enter the gate with humility"; and (once again) we commanded them: "Transgress not in the matter of the sabbath." And we took from them a solemn covenant. 155. (They have incurred divine displeasure): In that they broke their covenant; that they rejected the signs of Allah. that they slew the Messengers in defiance of right; that they said, "Our hearts are the wrappings (which preserve Allah.s Word; We need no more)";- Nay, Allah hath set the seal on their hearts for their blasphemy, and little is it they believe;- --- The Jews broke their covenant and had God’s messengers put to death, including Jesus. As the verse below says, ‘the Jews didn’t kill Jesus,’ but they brought about His death by the Roman government. That they rejected Faith; that they uttered against Mary a grave false charge; --- The Jews rejected the new covenant and the faith it commanded, and they no doubt tried to bring doubt on Mary, perhaps about the miraculous birth of Jesus, as is written in Luke 1, and in Surah 3 and Surah 19. That they (the Jews) said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah.;- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not: --- They were there at the crucifixion as it says in Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’ ” Having said this, He breathed His last. 47 So when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, “Certainly this was a righteous Man!” 48 And the whole crowd who came together to that sight, seeing what had been done, beat their breasts and returned. --- The Jews representing the Pharisees remained until they saw that Jesus was finally dead on the cross, then they ‘beat their breasts’ perhaps in satisfaction, so they could boast and say, “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the messenger of God.” --- There is nothing in the verse that says Jesus didn’t die, but there was speculation about how He died and who actually killed Him. --- It seems that Muslims want to buy into this to say that He was not crucified as the Scripture said. But if God and Muhammad confirm that the Scriptures are true, then the crucifixion and resurrection are true. --- Remember these verses, 150. Those who deny Allah and His apostles, and (those who) wish to separate Allah from His apostles, saying: "We believe in some but reject others": And (those who) wish to take a course midway,- 151. They are in truth (equally) unbelievers; and we have prepared for unbelievers a humiliating punishment. Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise; --- Since ‘flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God,’ Jesus had to die and His body be drained of blood before ‘God took Him up.’ And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe in him before his death; and on the Day of Judgment he will be a witness against them;- --- The Jews actually knew who Jesus was, as it says in John 3:2 where Nicodemus the Pharisee made this statement to Jesus, --- This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” And in John 11, after Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, “47 Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, “What shall we do? For this Man works many signs. 48 If we let Him alone like this, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and nation.” 53 Then, from that day on, they plotted to put Him to death. 160. For the iniquity of the Jews We made unlawful for them certain (foods) good and wholesome which had been lawful for them;- in that they hindered many from Allah.s Way;- 161. That they took usury, though they were forbidden; and that they devoured men's substance wrongfully;- we have prepared for those among them who reject faith a grievous punishment. --- The rejecting Jews will suffer the grievous punishment. But those among them who are well-grounded in knowledge, and the believers, believe in what hath been revealed to thee and what was revealed before thee: And (especially) those who establish regular prayer and practise regular charity and believe in Allah and in the Last Day: To them shall We soon give a great reward. --- These are the true believers among Jews, Christians and Muslims. --- Notice again these words, --- who are knowledgeable, and who believe, --- who believe in what hath been revealed to thee and WHAT WAS REVEALED BEFORE THEE, --- those who practice regular prayer and charity, and believe in God, and the Last Day. 163. We have sent thee inspiration, as We sent it to Noah and the Messengers after him: we sent inspiration to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes, to Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and solomon, and to David We gave the Psalms. 164. Of some apostles We have already told thee the story; of others We have not;- and to Moses Allah spoke direct;- 165. Messenger. who gave good news as well as warning, that mankind, after (the coming) of the apostles, should have no plea against Allah. For Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise. 166. But Allah beareth witness that what He hath sent unto thee He hath sent from His (own) knowledge, and the angels bear witness: But enough is Allah for a witness. --- God is a sufficient witness in Himself, but He has sent angels and messengers, and apostles to reveal God to us. --- Those who believe and Follow God will be rewarded. But those who don’t, or who are half-hearted, will be lost. Has this covered the part in these verses that you were asking about?
  40. 1 point
    Hi Kirtc, Thanks for your question. Quote: I wonder when you read the verses you quote.. do you think that Mohammed saaw made them up himself? As I quoted in the response at the top of this page, --- "And unto thee (Muhammad) have We revealed the Scripture with the truth, confirming whatever Scripture was before it, and a watcher (guardian) over it." The previous verses in Surah 5 speak of the Torah and the Gospel, --- So this adds the revelations to Muhammad as being true, does it not? I have used this portion of Surah 5 often in earlier discussions, and I believe it was revealed to Muhammad, so, no, I don't believe Muhammad made them up.
  41. 1 point
    See the link to read that book The Promised Mahdi here: http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235034299-abridgment-of-bihar-al-anwar/?do=findComment&comment=2869176
  42. 1 point
    Ron_Burgundy

    Leaving shia islam?

    Islam is not about what i was told or what my forfathers have done it. Its about doing your own research study. I am pretty sure you don't know half of the things about sunni islam but you will be praising them. Saudi's are the worse muslims on the planet. There is no equality, but hey you are in love with them, and i understand love is blind. Therefore, your faith is blind as well.
  43. 1 point
    Ashvazdanghe

    Leaving shia islam?

    Salam from your post is obvious that you are pretending that you are a shia & an Iranian ,I read such texts hundred times by Saudi fans which they are trying to show themselves Iranian Shias but just repeating what they heard from the Wahabist schoolers don’t fool us ,we are not naive persons.
  44. 1 point
    Hi 'Be human first,' --- I have written this in a number of short numbered posts to fit a different format, but it is good for discussion as we go along. Thanks for reading, I hope you will continue 9. This rebellion caused temporary division and God had to cleanse heaven to keep it holy. He removed the ‘instigator of sin,’ and all his followers, to restore perfect Holiness in heaven. --- Holiness cannot be compromised, or it is not Holiness, and this is God’s standard for entrance into heaven. --- In the later creation on earth God said, “Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness.” This was a physical flesh and bones body, alive in the Holy Spirit. And the first recipients, Adam and Eve, also had an intellect to make choices. --- Satan had no more access to God’s heaven, but he had access to the Garden of Eden, and we know the story. After a period of peaceful bliss, Adam and Eve were led into sin, and were cast out of the garden.
  45. 1 point
    hasanhh

    end of FaceBook ?

    Bro, you and @Hameedeh . l grew up with de facto public phones. "My" first phone number was "operator: (town name deleted), line 8, 2 Longs and a Short". Then there party lines with a 4 numbers number, then preface-4 numbers. From the very beginning, all children were given the mantra "Never say anything on the phone that you do not want the whole World to know." To me, " ... change ..., and our culture with it" is a violation of that mantra. As for FaceBook, like the lnternet sites which initially childish and anything goes, they are all now childish and CYA. Even before FB went public, a stock analyst said it is "a waste of time" (but buy it anyway). With 2+ Billion users, FB will morph over time.
  46. 1 point
    I believe one should not engage in debates with the opposite sect unless he has these characteristics: 1.) He must come with a sincere intention when looking at what happened in Islamic history 2.) He must know Arabic really well. Nahw, Sarf, Balaaghah 3.) He must know the Sunni hadith and their historical corpus really well. 4.) He must know the Sunni hadith science very well and is well acquainted with the books of Jarh wa Ta`deel. And must know the rulings of scholars for a particular hadith. 5.) He must know our Shia hadith corpus very well. (If the debater is assuming it is going to be another al-Muraja'at or Peshawar Nights, he is sadly mistaken, the Sunnis have gone on the offensive now) 6.) He must know the Shi`a Hadith science very well, and can look at the chain of a hadith and determine its authenticity on the spot (if he was not expecting that source to be taken out). This includes knowing the Rijal books, and being fully aware of the latest debates on narrators. I have not seen anyone who is a known Shi`a English or Arabic speaker who meets all these characteristics, especially, characteristics # 1, 4, 5, and 6. If these are not all met, it will be long day for whoever is debating, regardless of the subject of the debate. Wallaahu A`lim
  47. 1 point
    In many instances it does not, and it should not. Some people could say 2+2=5. You don't need Islam to refute them. We have been given the rational skills to reject incorrect moral claims. * Torturing innocent babies is immoral just because Allah said so? Not because it is wrong in itself? People were attracted to Islam because of its morality. Next time you see a non-muslim doing something immoral (e.g. stealing), don't tell them it is wrong. Instead tell them it is wrong because God said so. * I don't necessarily believe that the two examples given by yourself are examples of incorrect moral claims.
  48. 0 points
    As you know, every person have some positive and negative thoughts. It is scientifically proved that every thought produces some energy. Now, if the total number of people in the world increases, this means that we will have more thoughts and more thoughts means more energy. But doesnt it contradict Einstein's theory of relativity? Another question: The energy produced by thoughts can be positive or negative and again, it is proved that people absorb these energies and they (thoughts and their energies) affect their minds. If negative thoughts overweigh the positive ones, then can population growth lead to more mental disorders in people because it leads to a higher number of negative thoughts?!
  49. 0 points
    Intellectual Resistance

    General shia belief

    Nader Zaveri is widely acknowledged to be extremely reliable in grading chains. He is no 'lay man' in this area, even though he isn't an Alim. I would say many speakers with Turbans don't actually know much Ilm al-Rijal as it isn't taught in Qom to most beyond a text book by the way. Most have to learn it further and pursue it themselves and take the initiative. If he has missed grading another route for this, that doesn't take away from what he has said as generally factual. That narration is deficient in its Matn and it's chain , as per the route in Shaykh as-Saduqs work. Even if it were true, it would not prove what you are trying to prove. Our religion is the Sanad (chain of narrators). Without the chain of narrators, we would never scrutinise who we took what from and accept whatever we heard by our desires, rather than the fact it has been transmitted by reliable individuals. This doesn't mean it is the be all and end all, but an indispensable tool in the tool box.
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    Laayla

    Thoughts 2018

    People building tunnels in the US Preparing for a nuclear war with North Korea.
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