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  1. You can find misplaced piety everywhere, amongst Shias, Sunnis, amongst people of other religions and also atheists. Your statement suggests that Shias have some sort of monopoly in this type of behaviour and that could perhaps be described as a 'misplaced generalisation'.
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  2. Salamualaykum, If you have any Dua requests, post them here, and i, and perhaps others will pray to Allah on your behalf. Please tonight, pray for my health, by studies and work, and my family. This is the most likely night of destiny (soon in my region). This is also a message that i forgive every single individual, whether i know you have done wrong to me, or i do not know. I also ask you all have it in your hearts to forgive me.
    4 points
  3. I'd say the world is more concerned with "Sunni bizarre acts" than Shi'i ones. Take a look at the Middle East.
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  4. This topic exploded in such a short time. It’s impossible for readers to catch up, (and for moderators to read), especially since posts are long and detailed. Since things seem overly heated, and it is Ramadan (don’t want people saying things they may regret), topic closed for now.
    4 points
  5. So what's next ? Just curious,did you pre plan all this for the night of 23rd or these just descended upon you today?
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  7. And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me - indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided. --- This verse is so clear that you can and it is better to ask Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى directly.
    3 points
  8. According to Shaikh Murtaza Ansari & Shaikh Suduq, the best aamaal during this night is to acquire religious knowledge.
    2 points
  9. People will defend these irrational acts simply because they fall under the category of "azadari". That word is the magic phrase to turn off everyone's brains. You see how the same people who find taraweeh to be from the devil (essentially a systematic approach to completing the Quran in the Holy Month) defend praying salah on fire. This is the world we live in today...haha
    2 points
  10. Brother, i'm showing an inferiority complex by stating some acts are so far from rational behaviour, against our Fitrah in reason and sense, and by virtue of the act in and of itself brings ridicule to the Madhab in a manner which evokes universal disgust from Shia and non-Shia alike? It might be halal to bark like dogs and crawl around shrines as some do, but is that how we carry ourselves out as rational human beings?
    2 points
  11. What's the problem with this exactly? I mean I find it very odd and I personally wouldn't do something like this. Are you saying its haram? If so according to which maraji'? You need to stop caring so much about what kuffar and nawasib think of us, that's a sign of an inferiority complex. Dare I say you need a little bit of an American attitude.
    2 points
  12. Sumerian

    Majoos exposed!

    @Intellectual Resistance just follow your marja. It isn't hard. Why must everything be so difficult? If your marja says you can jump over anything, then follow him. If your marja says no, then don't. I'm not a marja, I have no say in this manner.
    2 points
  13. difference of opinion. 34. Question: If the ahlul khibra have difference of opinion in determining the a'lam mujtahid or just say that following any one from the given number of mujtahids is sufficient, can a person apply the fatwa of one mujtahid in one issue and another mujtahid in another until it becomes clear for him who is the a'lam? Answer: This question has three parts: d. First: That some ahlul khibra announce that "it is sufficient to follow one specific mujtahid or of a group of mujtahids." This has no religious value at all. e. Second: That the ahlul khi
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  14. Your thread is the equivalent of starting a thread like, what is better, Du'a al-Tawassul or Du'a Al-Samaat? Bro, it's a meaningless discussion.
    2 points
  15. They will be blind to every proof you give them. To them "means" specifically means Ali (as). They will use that ambiguous verse to the grave.
    2 points
  16. Okay, so what is the issue here? I don't see anyone disputing either one, two or three. All the brothers here want is for you to stop attacking them for them using waseelah when they supplicate, and you just said you also do tawassul. 1- Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى is the best one to call, but there is no issue in calling Him through his beloved creations, and it might even increase the chance of the istajaba of your Du'a. 2- Yes, but we can seek waseelah to Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى to grant us those things, or ask the Imams (as) to do du'a for us in order to fulfill thes
    2 points
  17. Surah Ar-Rad, Verse 43: وَيَقُولُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لَسْتَ مُرْسَلًا قُلْ كَفَىٰ بِاللَّهِ شَهِيدًا بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَكُمْ وَمَنْ عِندَهُ عِلْمُ الْكِتَابِ And those who disbelieve say: You are not a messenger. Say: Allah is sufficient as a witness between me and you and whoever has knowledge of the Book. (English - Shakir)
    2 points
  18. Who is your marja? I have my answer ready to the question above. Plus your topic is not about the last 3 seconds but in general.
    2 points
  19. Please remember each other in your duas tonight, the last and most likely of laylatul Qadr.
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  20. Absolutely and there is no doubt in this. There have always been some Shias who have sought to not out and out call the Imams 'gods' but say things like Allah the Almighty created the universe, and then left he running , delegation of sustenance, granting of all prayers to their jurisdiction. This way, they could revel in their ghuluw and exaggeration without being out and out Mushriks. This doctrine is known as Tafweed and i'm sure you've read about it: Shaykh Mufeed: CHAPTER ON EXCESS AND DELEGATION (AL-GHULUWW WA 'T-TAFWĪD) Abū Ja‘far says: "Chapter concerning the denial of E
    2 points
  21. How can any person help you when it is Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى trough His Will that choose to help or not? I mean the intention should always be that it is Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى who truly helps.
    2 points
  22. Many non-Muslims can practice spirituality, as to them it might just be a sort of practice where they try to connect with their own consciousness, serve others in life, detach themselves from the material world, live a meaningful and moral life. There are many definitions of spirituality, and even atheists can consider themselves to be spiritual beings. I guess some people can even consider spirituality as a sort of 'feeling', or an 'encounter'. Spirituality in Shia Islam isn't such that it can be achieved overnight. It is not possible that just by listening to Dua Kumayl or Dua Abu Ham
    2 points
  23. You mentioned Russia's interests, Iran's interests, but not Syria's interests. The Jewish lobby in Russia is very strong just as its counterpart in the US- AIPAC. But they are no existent in Iran. We saw recently how the little carrot of thawing relations with West (Putin-Trump summit and EU convergence with Russia) Russia made concession to Israel....so if you are a Syrian policy maker- who would you chose as an ally? Iran which has stood by it through thick and thin and would never sell Syria out...or Russia who could trade Syria any minute as part of a so called grand deal with th
    2 points
  24. Just remember that the Imams also told us to ask Allah through them: Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu 'Umayr from Mu'awiyah ibn ' Ammar who has said the following: "Once abu 'Abd Allah, recipient of divine supreme covenant, 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, recipient of divine supreme covenant, complaining of the delay for the answer to his prayer. Amir al-Mu'minin, Ali ibn abu Talib, recipient of divine supreme covenant, asked, "Why do you not pray with the quick for ac
    2 points
  25. In regards to Syria, the only words that should be important on such matters is that of the Syrian govt. When Iran does not let US or Israel dictate policies for it, I doubt they'd let Russia do it...Without Iran's contribution Russia's Syria campaign would not have been half as successful as it is today. I believe the reason for such statements are solely political (coughPutinTrumpSummitcough) and bares no weight on the ground....a psy op.
    2 points
  26. You have to question the mental health of anyone who would even debate this issue, the Qur'an is so clear about this that any antagonism towards this concept is pretty much the same as having antagonism toward the Qur'an.
    2 points
  27. My notes on the book's content Here is the link to the book https://www.al-islam.org/al-tawhid/vol13-no4/lubb-al-lubab-short-treatise-wayfaring-s-m-husayn-husayni PART I A Brief Description of the Realms Preceding the World of Khulus
    2 points
  28. Salaam, Does the person you are giving khums to have the permission of Ayatollah Sistani to take khums?
    2 points
  29. Brother, read the traditions of our Aimmah. It is wajib upon you to directly call on Allah. To directly beg Allah is one of the best forms of worship. Your absolute prime method of Dua should be to call upon and beg Allah for your needs, and look at the beautiful supplications taught to us by our Aimmah in this regard. It is Wajib to beg him, praise him, cultivate a deep connection with him through Dua. The Imams have absolutely forbidden the belief that Allah is too great to talk to, rather they have absolutely made necessary upon us to beg to Allah, to praise Allah, to supplicate to Allah an
    2 points
  30. I'm not commenting on things like Ya ali Madad but there is no problem in not saying it, and i've never said it in my life. Ask Allah for the sake of Muhammed and his purified progeny, and send Salwat on Muhammed and his purified progeny. Look at Kitab al-Kafi, Book of Dua, and just follow what Muhammed (saw) and the Imams (asws) have taught: http://www.fourshiabooks.com
    2 points
  31. In all honestly tawasul has always been something that is difficult for me. I know about it and have heard all the arguments for it, but is there any wrong if I don't do tawasul? I've always just made my duas to Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى directly. Just wondering if one can identify as shia and not do tawasul?
    2 points
  32. I do not see how what I do would prevent me from doing what you do at the same time. Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى makes his signs manifest in dunya thru the people He send for us, and I am remembering them.
    2 points
  33. I can understand where you are coming from, but no matter how great Allah is, the Prophet and Imams, and actually Allah himself have made it Wajib to beg Allah, talk to Allah, call on Allah, supplicate to him with beautiful words. I actually talk to Allah about all of my problems. I talk to him about my life more than i talk to anyone else. The beauty is, despite his infinite greatness, he has love , mercy, and kindness for an insignificant slave like me, and is there for me when all others have deserted me. How beautiful to cry out to someone who knows the innermost secrets of your heart, and
    2 points
  34. Its hard for me to relate to the magnitude of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى. Its easier for me in my day to day problems as a human to relate to the humans sent by Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى, when I think of hardships I say no day like your day Ya Aba Abdilllah! Ya Hussein! When I think of strength and showing strength I say Ya Ali! or Ya Abalfazl! Me calling their names makes me remember them and their hardships and that inspires me because they were also humans like me.
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  35. The Ghali is someone who exaggerates the status of the `Aimma and considers them to be beyond what they really are. The Tali is the one who falls short in recognizing the true status of the `Aimma [i.e. their Wilaya]. They are juxtaposed again in the report below except that the Tali here is labelled Muqassir. و عنه، قال أخبرنا الحسين بن عبيد الله، قال أخبرنا أحمد بن محمد بن يحيى العطار، قال حدثنا أبي، عن أحمد بن محمد بن خالد، عن العباس بن معروف، عن عبد الرحمن بن مسلم، عن فضيل بن يسار، قال قال الصادق عليه السلام احذروا على شبابكم الغلاة لا يفسدونهم، فإن الغلاة شر خلق الله، يصغرون عظمة
    2 points
  36. Ashvazdanghe

    Thoughts 2018

    Pakistani shias are the most oppressed groups ,they are more oppressed than Afghanian shias .
    1 point
  37. It is a sugar coated sour statement
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  38. Surah Aal-e-Imran, Verse 49: وَرَسُولًا إِلَىٰ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ أَنِّي قَدْ جِئْتُكُم بِآيَةٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ أَنِّي أَخْلُقُ لَكُم مِّنَ الطِّينِ كَهَيْئَةِ الطَّيْرِ فَأَنفُخُ فِيهِ فَيَكُونُ طَيْرًا بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ وَأُبْرِئُ الْأَكْمَهَ وَالْأَبْرَصَ وَأُحْيِي الْمَوْتَىٰ بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ وَأُنَبِّئُكُم بِمَا تَأْكُلُونَ وَمَا تَدَّخِرُونَ فِي بُيُوتِكُمْ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَةً لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ And (make him) an apostle to the children of Israel: That I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, that I determine for you out of dust like the form of a bird, the
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  39. Thanks for quoting the sayings of imams but these cannot be explicitly taken for one specific meaning when we do have verses of quran like mentioned below: وَإِن يُرِيدُوا أَن يَخْدَعُوكَ فَإِنَّ حَسْبَكَ اللَّهُ ۚ هُوَ الَّذِي أَيَّدَكَ بِنَصْرِهِ وَبِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ Shakir And if they intend to deceive you-- then surely Allah is sufficient for you; He it is Who strengthened you with His help and with the believers (8:62) And onward like the following further clarifying the concepts: يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ حَسْبُكَ اللَّهُ وَمَنِ اتَّبَعَكَ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ O P
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  40. @Intellectual Resistance @realizm I'm highly misunderstood. I do not deny calling Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى directly and do not consider it a wrong way of supplication. What I meant by that was I'm a lowly and sinful servant and I feel ashamed going to Him directly. Ahlulbait (ams) are the most proximate of his makhluq. It is more likely that their intercession would be accepted within fraction of seconds than my pleading for hours.
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  41. None of the previous hadith in my above post mention saying "Ya Muhammad" but now through my little limited research I will present hadith which include this: A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn 'Isa from Ahmad ibn abu Dawud from abu Hamzah who has said the following: "Abu Ja'far, 'Alayhi al-Salam, has said that a man came to the Holy Prophet and said, 'O Messenger of Allah, I am a man with (a large) family, indebted; and my condition has become difficult. Please teach me a prayer through which Allah will provide me enough to pay my debts and help my fam
    1 point
  42. Imam Muhammed al-Baqir has mentioned regarding the Ghulaat: ‘They are the people who say about us what we do not say about ourselves. Thus, they are not of our people and we are not of their people.’ [al-Kafi]
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  43. Looks like the government just ordered a manual recount of over 11 million votes, nullified (or raised questions about) the electronic voting system, and Abadi has claimed that there are indications of 'dangerous' fraud. I wonder what'll happen next, and if Iraqis will accept a new result if it differ significantly from the announced results.
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  44. Apparently he used violence against Sunnis, which if true, means he is a bad person and shouldn't be praised. But I don't if it is true.
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  45. Amir al-Mu'minin, Ali ibn abu Talib, (as) has said, 'There is no believer without forty shields on him until he commits forty major sins. When he commits forty major sins, the shields are removed. Allah then sends revelations to them (angels), "Cover My servant with your wings," and the angels cover him with their wings. The Imam then said, 'He then leaves no evil deeds without committing, praising himself among people for his evil deeds. The angels will say, 'Lord, Your servant has left no evil deed uncommitted and we feel embarrassed for what he does. Allah, the Most Majestic, the M
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  46. "Amir al-Mu'minin, Ali ibn abu Talib (as) has said, 'Had evil planning and deceit not been in the fire, I would have been extremely skillful in evil planning.'" علي بن إبراهيم ، عن أبيه ، عن ابن أبي عمير ، عن هشام بن سالم رفعه قال قال أمير المؤمنين عليه‌السلام لو لا أن المكر والخديعة في النار لكنت أمكر الناس. Marfu’ Kal Hasan [al-Kafi] "Amir al-Mu'minin, Ali ibn abu Talib,(as) one day in his speech from the pulpit in al- Kufah said, 'O people, were it not for my intense dislike of treachery I could have been the most clever among people. You must know that in every act
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  48. There were many companions of the Imams (as) named Muawiyah, Yazeed, Umar, Uthman and Abu Bakr who narrated ahadith from them, just pick up a random book from the Kutb al-Arbah and see for yourself. These were common Arab names back then and not associated with the specific individuals that they imply today. A name doesn't mean anything. I have not changed my name after I converted to Islam, neither am I going to change it.
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