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    The First Rak'a: 1. Start the Qad'ah witht the intention and then say Allahu A'kbar 2. Then recite the 2 suras, Fatiha and Ikhlas (or shorter one like kauther) 4. In the Ruku say either once: "Subhana Rabbiyal Adhimi wa bi hamdih" or three times "Subhanallah" 5. Then In Sajdah say once “Subhana Rabbiyal 'A'la wa bi hamdhi” or “Subahanallah” three times (That is the first Raka) In Second Rak'a: 1. Recite the 2 suras, Fatiha and Ikhlas (or shorter one like kauther) 2. Now the Qunut (where you raise your hands up and do dua) is mustahab and you don't need to do it. Also it is sufficient if you just say Subhanallah once. 3. In the Ruku say either once: "Subhana Rabbiyal Adhimi wa bi hamdih" or three times "Subhanallah" 4 Then In Sajdah say once “Subhana Rabbiyal 'A'la wa bi hamdhi” or “Subahanallah” three times If the salat is fajar, you just end it with Tashahhud “Ash hadu an la ilaha illal lahu wahdahu la sharika lah, wa ash hadu anna Muhammadan 'Abduhu wa Rasuluh, Alla humma salli 'ala Muhammadin wa Ali Muhammad” and after it just say "Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh". Thats done. But if the salat is not fajar, you need to do the third or fourth rakat's In Third Rak'a: 1. After Tashahhud, Do once Tasbeeh “Subhanallahi wal hamdu lillahi wa la ilaha illal lahu wallahu Akbar" 2. In the Ruku say either once: "Subhana Rabbiyal Adhimi wa bi hamdih" or three times "Subhanallah" 3. Then In Sajdah say once “Subhana Rabbiyal 'A'la wa bi hamdhi” or “Subahanallah” three times 4. If the salat is Magrib, then end it Tashahhud and Salam, else: In Fourth Rak'a: 1. Go up and Do once Tasbeeh “Subhanallahi wal hamdu lillahi wa la ilaha illal lahu wallahu Akbar" 2. In the Ruku say either once: "Subhana Rabbiyal Adhimi wa bi hamdih" or three times "Subhanallah" 3. Then In Sajdah say once “Subhana Rabbiyal 'A'la wa bi hamdhi” or “Subahanallah” three times 4. Finish it with Tashahhud and Salam.
  2. 2 points
    Salaam my question is when did our last Prophet become a Prophet? Did he become a Prophet from birth or later on? If anyone can provide me with Shia hadiths that will be well appreciated.
  3. 2 points
    I don't see why a guy would get angry. He can just say no. When the women find themselves unable to marry a decent fellow, perhaps their fathers will reconsider what they are asking.
  4. 2 points
    Shahrukh K


    This is the goal of life, to turn YOUR Nafs into Nafs-al-Mutma'innah.
  5. 2 points
    There are verses in Chapter 4 which can be related to the verse quoted in OP يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ قَدْ جَاءَكُمْ بُرْهَانٌ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ وَأَنْزَلْنَا إِلَيْكُمْ نُورًا مُبِينًا فَأَمَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَاعْتَصَمُوا بِهِ فَسَيُدْخِلُهُمْ فِي رَحْمَةٍ مِنْهُ وَفَضْلٍ وَيَهْدِيهِمْ إِلَيْهِ صِرَاطًا مُسْتَقِيمًا 4:174-175 Here Burhan & Noor-e-Mubeen is mentioned, then those who holds fast them will be entered into His mercy and grace and He will guide them to Sirat-e-Mustaqeem. Perhaps Burhan is Prophet (S) and Noor is Qur'an (both forms Natiq & Samit). And in its "Natiq" form, we have known 14 faces or chapters.
  6. 2 points
    Salam/hi his son completed his job but martyred mysteriously in Mexico "If you want to know anything, then go back to the source," he told us, which is what we did, reviewing his long, twisted journey to Mecca.As the oldest male heir to Malcolm X, Shabazz was born into a fascinating family. Media accounts have documented him as a troubled young man, shuttled back and forth among family members. Like his grandfather, he spent time on the streets and in jail. Like his grandfather, it was behind bars that he finally regained his faith and found himself fully immersed in Islam. Shabazz explains that while he was born into Islam, he finally began to fee its presence in his life during his most recent incarceration period. While quarantined in Attica Correctional Facility in New York, Shabazz explained that he "didn't have any hygiene supplies, I didn't have any reading materials."But it was during his time in Attica that he met another prisoner — half Mexican, half Iranian — who identified himself as a Shia Muslim. "He asked me 'Are you in a lie? Or are you a real Muslim?' " Shabazz recalled. He answered that he was a real Muslim. "He gave me reading materials to read in my cell."According to Shabazz, this was the man who discussed and poured over religious texts with him during their time together, and the one who inspired him to convert from the Sunni sect to Shia."I was raised a Sunni, everyone in my family was Sunni," he said. There is much antagonism between the two sects, so his conversion caused a backlash akin to when his grandfather left the Nation of Islam in 1964 and declared himself a Sunni, which let to his assassination the following year. Once he returned to the United States, Shabazz decided to follow his grandfather's footsteps and make the pilgrimage to Mecca, where, he said "the air felt different." But he also explained how the people he saw on the pilgrimage seemed less willing to impose their rules on Americans."It seems like they have more fear [of] Americans than they do for Allah," he said. "If they know you're American, I don't know what it is, but they leave you alone."Shabazz said he had the experience of a lifetime and proved his intense vigor for the Islamic faith. He circled the Kaa'ba, and despite swollen feet and a bad case of the flu, carried on his pilgrimage like a true believer. "I never saw this many people at one place at one time. It was much more of a struggle than I had anticipated," he said. "But everything was earned." When word spread of Shabazz's conversion, various Sunni leaders and community members expressed their discomfort with what he had done. He explained that many people wrote to him asking him, "How could you become a Shia?"After his release, Shabazz decided to move to Syria to study at an Islamic institute and then spent the following eight months teaching English to children. "I came home from prison [and] I wanted to get away for a little while," he explained. https://www.nairaland.com/1165217/malcom-xs-grandson-turns-Sunni Malcolm Shabazz Speaks at Saba Islamic Center's Husayn Day Peace Walk in Oakland https://hah.life/video/yIhowxrdZuwo/-/Malcolm Shabazz Speaks at Saba Islamic Center's Husayn Day Peace Walk in Oakland https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Shabazz Malcolm Shabazz, Grandson of Malcolm X, Killed in Mexico https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/10/10/mexico-malcolmxgrandson/17015355/ https://atlantablackstar.com/2013/05/10/malcolm-shabazz-grandson-of-malcolm-x-killed-in-mexico/ https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/21/malcolm-x-anniversary-legacy-Islam-ideals-humility مالکوم شباز به همراه دوست ایرانیش محسنی در حسینیه شیعیان Malcom Shahbaz with his Iranian friend Mohseni in Husayniyya of Shias he had a visit in Medina with Sheikh Ali_al-'Amri http://en.wikishia.net/view/Muhammad_'Ali_al-'Amri http://rahyafteha.ir/3553/ https://www.jstor.org/stable/1570656?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents Sheik Amri (رضي الله عنه) Shia Scholar, Madina Khalid Yasin - About the Nation of Islam & Farakhan (Nation of Islam from Wahhabi view) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHhM7QAi9xU https://prezi.com/bqyjf6odopiv/nation-of-Islam-how-does-it-differ-from-the-Sunnis-and-Shia/ Reborn - I converted from Nation of Islam to Shia - Marquel Mohammed
  7. 2 points
    MALCOLM X'S letter from Mecca: Never have I witnessed such sincere hospitality and true brotherhood as is practiced by people of all colours and races here in this ancient Holy land, the home of Ibrahim, Muhammad and all the other Prophets of the Holy scriptures (MAY PEACE BE UPON THEM) For the past week I have been humbled by the graciousness displayed by all people from all races. I have been blessed to visit the holy city of Mecca, I have been blessed to make the seven circuits around the ka'aba, I drank water from the well of ZAM ZAM, I ran seven times between the hills of mount Al-Safa and Al-Marwah. I prayed at the ancient city of Mina and prayed on Mount Arafat. There were tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world. They were from all colours, from blue-eyed blondes to black Africans.But we were all displaying the same rituals, displaying a spirit of unity and brotherhood that my experiences in America had led me to believe that such unity was impossible between white and non-white. AMERICA NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND Islam, BECAUSE THIS IS THE ONE RELIGION THAT SOLVES THE RACE PROBLEM. Through out my travels in the Muslim world I have met and talked to, prayed with, eaten from the same plate and drunk water from the same glass with people whose hair was the most blonde I have ever seen and whose eyes were the bluest I had ever seen and whose skin colour was the whitest I had ever seen. The prejudice was removed from their minds by the religion of Islam and never did I experience true brotherhood and sincerity irrespective of skin colour. You may be shocked by these words but on this pilgrimage what I have seen and experienced has forced me to re-arrange some of my thought patterns and throw away some previously held conclusions. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A MAN WHO ACCEPTED FACTS AND FACE NEW REALITIES AS THEY UNFOLDED. I have always kept an open mind which is necessary to the flexibility that must go hand in hand with every form of INTELLIGENT SEARCH FOR TRUTH. We were trully all the same (brothers) because their belief in ONE God had removed the white from their minds, the white from their behaviour and the white from their attitude. Each hour in the HOLY LAND enables me to have greater spiritual insights into what is happening in America between black and white. The American Negro can never be blamed for his racial anger because he is only reacting to four hundred years of conscious intentional racism on the part of white america. I believe from my experiences with them that the younger generation of whites will see the handwriting on the walls and many of them will turn to the spiritual path of the truth OTHERWISE AMERICA WILL DESTROY ITSELF THROUGH RACISM JUST AS GERMANY DESTROYED ITSELF THROUGH KILLING JEWS. ALL PRAISE IS DUE TO Allah, THE LORD OF ALL THE WORLDS BUT THE MISTAKES ARE MINE AND MINE ALONE. EL HAJJ MALIK EL SHABAZZ (MALCOLM X) letter from Mecca
  8. 2 points
    Salaam, @aaljibar started this thread about how to do the Qadha’ prayers while also still fulfilling your daily prayers.
  9. 2 points
    When Ayesha gave another Jamal-like performance The incident of Ayesha’s attack on Imam Hasan’s (a.s.) bier is well-documented. We mention an excerpt: Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) narrates – Imam Husain (a.s.) performed the funeral prayer of Imam Hasan (a.s.) and then the body was taken to the Mosque of the Prophet (s.a.w.a.). When (the procession) paused at the grave of Allah’s Prophet (s.a.w.a.), news reached Ayesha and she was informed – They have brought Hasan’s (a.s.) body to be buried with the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.). She then came out quickly on a saddled mule. She was the first woman in the Muslim community to ride on the saddle. She stood and demanded – Take your son away from my house. No one will be buried in my house and be allowed to violate the privacy of Allah’s Messenger (s.a.w.a.). Imam Husain (a.s.) said to her – A long time ago you and your father had disregarded the privacy of Allah’s Messenger (s.a.w.a.). You brought to his house those whose nearness he did not love. Allah will hold you responsible for this O Ayesha. My brother commanded me to place him near his grandfather the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) so he can renew his covenant with him. You, O Ayesha, should know that my brother is the most knowledgeable person with regards Allah and His Prophet (s.a.w.a.). He is the more knowledgeable in interpreting the Book of Allah than to violate the privacy of Allah’s Messenger (s.a.w.a.). Allah says – O you who believe! Do not enter the houses of the Prophet unless permission is given to you…(Surah Ahzab (33):53) but you have admitted into the house of Allah’s Messenger men without his permission. Allah, the Almighty, has said – O you who believe! Do not raise your voices above the voice of the Prophet… (Surah Hujaraat (49): 2). By my life the proximity of your father and Farooq amounted to harassment of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.). The two of them did not maintain the respect of Allah’s Messenger (s.a..w.a.) as He had commanded them through the words of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.). Whatever Allah has made unlawful for a believer in death He has also made unlawful for him in his life. I swear by Allah – O Ayesha, if the burial that you dislike taking place near his father – the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) – would have been permissible (even if forcefully) in our view and from Allah’s side, you would have learned that it would have taken place despite your opposition. Then Muhammad Ibn Hanafiyyah spoke – O Ayesha, one day you ride a mule and the other day you rode a camel. You have no control over yourself. And you do not own the earth out of animosity against Bani Hashim Ayesha faced him and said – O Ibn Hanafiyyah, these are the sons of Fatima (s.a.) who speak. Why are you speaking (for them)? Imam Husain (a.s.) addressed her – To what extent do you want to distance Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) from the sons of Fatima (a.s.)? I swear by Allah that he has three Fatima in his lineage from the mother’s side. 1. Fatima Bint Imran Ibn A’iz Ibn Amr Ibn Makhzum 2. Fatima Binte Asad Ibn Hashim 3. Fatima Bint Za’idah Ibn Al-Asam Ibn Rawaha Ibn Hijr Ibn Ad Muis Ibn Amir. Ayesha said – Move your son and take him away. You are a quarrelsome people. Imam Husain (a.s.) went to the grave of his mother (s.a.) and then took the body of Imam Hasan (a.s.) out (of the Prophet’s s.a.w.a. shrine) and buried him in Baqi. Al-Kafi vol. 1 p. 302-303 Ahle Tasannun document the incident The incident is well-documented in the books of the Ahle Tasannun and is by no means a Shiite innovation. In any case as we have seen, when a woman can come out for a full-fledged battle in violation of all Islamic laws and etiquette, then anything lesser than that should not invite any objection or astonishment. Ayesha’s obstruction of Imam Hasan’s (a.s.) funeral and spewing venom against the sons of Fatima (s.a.) is well-documented in – Fath al-Baari fi Sharh Sahih al-Bukhari vol. 13 p. 308 Tarikh al-Dimishq vol. 13 p. 289 Ruh al-Maani vol. 7 p. 22 Tazkerah al-Khawaas p. 213 https://www.seratonline.com/27112/when-the-prophets-wife-obstructed-imam-hasans-a-s-funeral/
  10. 1 point

    hijab crisis

    Firstly, ignore the insensitive haters sister. Don't take everyone's words to heart. Some people simply don't understand the struggle of a hijabi woman living in the west. But that also means we get more thawab for the greater jihad we go through day in day out of our lives. To those keyboard warriors, first think about the struggle of being a walking flag of Islam and being judged and even abused for it in a foreign country that alienates you. If you don't know what that's like and you have nothing useful to offer, don't comment. As for the OP, it's normal to question things. You're not a robot. You want to know what you believe in, and you want to know why. Too often people shame for others for that, which is wrong. I understand where you're coming from about the taqleed thing. Marjas aren't infallible, and I know what I'm going to say will anger some, but some of their fatwas are just... they allow for abuse and things I know are completely unislamic. That's a whole other debate to go into. But those fatwas are about more particular topics, not a more generic and widely agreed concept. I don't know the exact reason for hijab Islamically. Young girls are told things about hiding their beauty, etc ,things similar to what you mentioned. One way I like to think of it is, I wont let myself become objectified by men or by my society. I don't care what everyone else says, I'm going to wear the clothes I want and I'm still going to be powerful and independent. Having a more resilient view might give you more determination and love for the hijab. There's no doubt about it being wajib. Marjas have, at the end of the day, dedicated their life to fiqh, and they all agree (as far as I know) that hijab is compulsory from a certain age. So even if you studied Islam and became your own marja you'd probably come up with the same ruling yourself. If you want to reconsider all taqleed because of the hijab fatwa, I don't recommend it. This is just Islam and it doesn't have much to do with the marjas.
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    I have seen innocent white people in my country get hurt and they did not deserve to be hurt at all. I've witnessed white people speak out against injustice and they are told to "shut up" because they don’t know what they are talking about. I've had school mates who were white, but they were so pure, so genuine as human beings that I stopped seeing the "white" on them. I saw genuine human beings. I have witnessed white kids suffer psychological break downs because they turned against the hate that their parents taught them. Turning against your own parents, I know from personal experience, turning against creeds and teachings which are plainly wrong can have devastating consequences for the psyche. That's why the NOI is redundant today. It means nothing. Times have changed, Times will always change. Yesterdays truths are todays lies. Yesterdays lies are todays truths. But the words of Imam Ali(peace be upon him) I am realising as I study them eveyday defy time and space. They are timeless. They are not archaic meaning their truth does not expire or become victim to the ever changing realities of time. But certain human beings like Malcolm X were the heroes and the victims of their own times and who can judge them? They were mere human beings who knew that their time was limited and would not even live to see their children graduate from high school. That time is gone as time operates no other way. What is needed is pure truth, truth that cannot be a victim of time and space. Truths that are forever.
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    Salaam you said that he was the "first creation" and it seems like you are saying he was a Prophet from birth but from the Qur'an it seems like he wasn't? Can you explain to me this verse Surah Duha, Verses 6-11 6. “Did He not find you an orphan and sheltered (you)?" 7. “And He found you wandering and guided (you).” 8. “And He found you in need and made you free of need.” 9. “Therefore treat not the orphans with harshness," 10. “And for the one who asks, repulse not," 11. “And as for the Bounties of your Lord, do proclaim (it).” I have read "you" refers to the holy Prophet and seems like he became a Prophet later on. Surah Sad - Verses 69-70 69. “I had no knowledge of the High Council when they disputed.” 70. “Naught is revealed to me save that I am a clear Warner.” I have read that this verse is talking about the creation of Adam a.s, but here the Prophet is telling them that he wasn't even there so how can he be created first when he wasn't even present at that time?
  13. 1 point
    Sister our capitalist solutions of supply & demand control don’t work there. For every sensible person, Asia has 100 opportunists who would pickup the tab. I don’t go to western restaurants in poorer countries to pay the same amount that I pay here (why should a $9 KFC meal cost the same in Vietnam? There are some halal ones in Muslim areas) but they are full to the capacity by the locals. Asians have their own ways of following the herd. If you mix another ShiaChat’er complaining about spread of Zina in ME with how hard Arabs have made it to marry their men off, you get the picture clear.
  14. 1 point
    Salaam brother, The verse is incomplete and gives wrong meaning. Surah Aal-e-Imran, Verse 7: هُوَ الَّذِي أَنزَلَ عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ مِنْهُ آيَاتٌ مُّحْكَمَاتٌ هُنَّ أُمُّ الْكِتَابِ وَأُخَرُ مُتَشَابِهَاتٌ فَأَمَّا الَّذِينَ فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ زَيْغٌ فَيَتَّبِعُونَ مَا تَشَابَهَ مِنْهُ ابْتِغَاءَ الْفِتْنَةِ وَابْتِغَاءَ تَأْوِيلِهِ وَمَا يَعْلَمُ تَأْوِيلَهُ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَالرَّاسِخُونَ فِي الْعِلْمِ يَقُولُونَ آمَنَّا بِهِ كُلٌّ مِّنْ عِندِ رَبِّنَا وَمَا يَذَّكَّرُ إِلَّا أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ He it is Who has revealed the Book to you; some of its verses are decisive, they are the basis of the Book, and others are allegorical; then as for those in whose hearts there is perversity they follow the part of it which is allegorical, seeking to mislead and seeking to give it (their own) interpretation. but none knows its interpretation except Allah, and those who are firmly rooted in knowledge say: We believe in it, it is all from our Lord; and none do mind except those having understanding. (English - Shakir) وَالرَّاسِخُونَ فِي الْعِلْمِ - And those firmly rooted in knowledge - refers to Aimma (ams).
  15. 1 point
    Urwatul Wuthqa


    Another way of getting to this fact is by looking at the following command of Allah (s.w.t): Surah At-Taubah, Verse 119: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَكُونُوا مَعَ الصَّادِقِينَ O you who believe! be careful of (your duty to) Allah and be with the true ones. (English - Shakir) Who are certified as sadiqeen by Allah (s.w.t)? You will find 5 names, those who went for mubahila as per following verse: Surah Aal-e-Imran, Verse 61: فَمَنْ حَاجَّكَ فِيهِ مِن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَكَ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ فَقُلْ تَعَالَوْا نَدْعُ أَبْنَاءَنَا وَأَبْنَاءَكُمْ وَنِسَاءَنَا وَنِسَاءَكُمْ وَأَنفُسَنَا وَأَنفُسَكُمْ ثُمَّ نَبْتَهِلْ فَنَجْعَل لَّعْنَتَ اللَّهِ عَلَى الْكَاذِبِينَ But whoever disputes with you in this matter after what has come to you of knowledge, then say: Come let us call our sons and your sons and our women and your women and our near people and your near people, then let us be earnest in prayer, and pray for the curse of Allah on the liars. (English - Shakir)
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    Urwatul Wuthqa


    If you want to revisit the history & concept of imamah, a good point to start with is from the following verse: Surah Al-Baqara, Verse 124: وَإِذِ ابْتَلَىٰ إِبْرَاهِيمَ رَبُّهُ بِكَلِمَاتٍ فَأَتَمَّهُنَّ قَالَ إِنِّي جَاعِلُكَ لِلنَّاسِ إِمَامًا قَالَ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِي قَالَ لَا يَنَالُ عَهْدِي الظَّالِمِينَ And when his Lord tried Ibrahim with certain words, he fulfilled them. He said: Surely I will make you an Imam of men. Ibrahim said: And of my offspring? My covenant does not include the unjust, said He. (English - Shakir)
  17. 1 point
    Shahrukh K

    When you know this

    All things arise, Suffer change, And pass away. This is their nature. When you know this, Nothing perturbs you, Nothing hurts you. You become still. It is easy. God made all things. There is only God. When you know this, Desire melts away. Clinging to nothing, You become still. Sooner or later, Fortune or misfortune May befall you. When you know this, You desire nothing, You grieve for nothing. Subduing the senses, You are happy.
  18. 1 point
    Urwatul Wuthqa


    فِي إِكمالِ الدّينِ في حَديثٍ عَن جابِرِ الجُعفيِّ عَن جابِرِبنِ عَبـدِالله الأنصاريِّ قالَ: قُلـتُ: يا رَسُـولَ الله عَرَفنْاَ اللّهَ وَ رَسُولَهُ، فَمَن اُولُوا الأمـرِ الّذي ـنَ قَرَنَ اللّه طاعَتَهُـم بِطاعتك فَقالَصلی الله عليه و آله و سلمهُم خُلَفائي يا جابِرُ، وَ اَئِمَّة المُسلِميـنَ مِن بَعـدي أَوَّلُهُم عَلِيُّ بنُ اَبي طالِبٍ، ثُمَّ الحَسَنُ وَ الحُسَينُ، ثُمَّ عَلِيُّ بـنُ الحُسَينِ، ثُمَّ مُحَمَّدُ بـنُ عَلِىٍّ اَلمَعـرُوفُ فِي التَّـوراة بِالباقِـرِ، وسَتُدرِكُهُ يا جابِرُ، فَإذا لَقَيتَهُ فَاقرَأْهُ مِنِّى السَّـلامَ، ثُمَّ الصَّادِقُ جَعفَرُ بنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، ثُمَّ مُوسَى بنُ جَعفَرٍ، ثُمَّ عَلِيُّ بنُ مُوسى، ثُـمَّ مُحَمَّدُ بنُ عَلِىٍّ، ثُمَّ عَليُّ بنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، ثُمَّ الحَسَـنُ بنُ عَلِـىٍّ، ثُـمَّ سَمِيّي وَ كَنِيّي حُجَّة الله في أَرضِهِ، وَ بَقِيَّتُـهُ في عِبادِهِ اِبـنُ الحَسَنِ بن عَلِىٍّ، ذاكَ الّذي يَفتَحُ اللّه تَعالى ذِكـرُهُ عَلى يَدَيـهِ مَشَارِقَ الأرضِ وَ مَغارِبَه، ذاكَ الّذي يَغيـبُ عَـن شيعَتِـهِ وَ اَولِيائـِهِ غَيبَةً لا يَثبُتُ فِيها عَلَى القَولِ بِاِمامَتِهِ لا مَنِ امتَحَنَ اللّه قَلبَهُ لِلاِيمانِ قالَ جابِرٌ، فَقُلتُ لَهُ: يا رَسُولَ الله فَهَـل يَقَـعُ لِشيعَتِـهِ اَلاِنتِفاعُ بِهِ في غَيبَتِهِ، فَقالَ إي وَالّذي بَعَثَني بِالنّبُوَّة اِنَّهُم يَستَضيؤُونَ بِنُورِهِ وَ يَنتَفِعُونَ بِوِلايَتِهِ في غَيبَتِهِ كَاِنتِفاعِ النّاسِ بِالشَّمسِ وَ اِن تَجَلَّلَها سَحابٌ . In 'Ikmal-ud-Din' a tradition, through 'Jabir-il-Ju'fi', is narrated from 'Jabir-ibn-'Abdillah' thus: "I said: 'O Messenger of Allah we have known Allah and His Apostle; then who is 'Ulul-Amr', those that Allah has made their obedience the same as your obedience?' Then, the Prophet (p.h.you.h.) said: 'O' Jabir! They are, after me, my successors and the guides of Muslims; the first of them is Ali ibn Abi Talib; then (Imam) Hassan, and (Imam) Husayn; then Ali ibn Husayn; then Mohammad ibn Ali; known in the Turah as Baqir, whom you will see, O' Jabir! When you visit him, give my regards to him. After him, there is Sadiq, Ja'far ibn Muhammad; and after him Musa ibn Ja'far; then Ali ibn Musa; then Muhammad ibn Ali; then Ali ibn Muhammad, then Hassan ibn Ali; and after him (there comes) Al-Qaim, whose name and epithet is the same as mine. He is Allah's Authority on the Earth and His Remainder amongst His servants. He is the son of (Imam) Hassan-ibn-Ali (al-'Askari). This is the very personality by whose hands Allah will open the Easts and Wests of the worlds and this is the very personality who will be absent from his followers and those who love him, in which his mastership cannot be proved by a statement of anyone except for the one whose heart Allah tests for Faith." Jabir said: "I asked him: 'O' Messenger of Allah will his followers avail of him during his occultation?' He answered: 'Yes. By the One Who appointed me to prophethood, they will seek brightness from his light and will avail by devotion in his absence the same as the availing of people from the (glow of) sun when clouds cover it...' (Ikmal-ud-Din, vol. 1, p. 253, with nearly similar meaning in Yanabir-ul-Mawaddah, p. 117)
  19. 1 point
    Urwatul Wuthqa


    I would like to refer to your following articles/books: https://www.al-Islam.org/lessons-Qur'an-muhsin-qaraati/imamate https://www.al-Islam.org/imamate-the-viceregency-of-the-Prophet-sayyid-akhtar-rizvi/part-2-shiite-point-view
  20. 1 point
    Nation of Islam aren’t Muslim by faith. They hold some Muslim principles only. And they engaged in killing many Black American Muslim thinkers than the CIA did. They also engaged in terrorizing and doing immoral actions in the Black community in order for people to fear opposing them or having different thoughts.
  21. 1 point
    Trust me, it's all about how it's marketed. Parents just need to be convinced about the organization and how it could benefit their children. Yes, the issue is that parents want a say in who their children marry. Therefore these organizations should really involve parents and maybe host a couple of sessions with them. If parents feel included and a part of this whole process, they wouldn't have any problem imo.
  22. 1 point
    Urwatul Wuthqa

    Understanding the Quran

    Is this verse not specifically addressing us, the Shias. I have highlighted the portion
  23. 1 point
    Salam, There are 4 stages of understanding the Quran. (1) You literally just read the script, and that's where it all ends. People at this stage just carry the Quran like donkeys who carry weight from one destination to another. (2) You understand the meaning of the verses. If you open up the Quran, it's not that difficult to understand the context of the verses and learn something new. Non-Muslims can also understand the meaning of the Quran. (3) You reflect and contemplate while reciting the verses of the Quran. Whenever you recite a verse, you're critical of your own life. You ask yourself "how does Surah Tawhid relate to my own life?", "Do I really believe that there is one God". (4) Implementation stage. At this stage you apply the verses of the Quran and aim to transform your life. It's truly depressing if we're stuck at the first stage. Let's all try to reach stage 4, otherwise you'll be one of those people who Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) complained about.
  24. 1 point
    I just don't know with surety. Don't want to do the tafseer with my personal opinion. But my heart is pointing towards those who are our Mowla. Two portion of His mercy could also mean Imam Hassan & Imam Hussain. The light through which we can walk (نُورًا تَمْشُونَ بِهِ) could be the light of Imamate.
  25. 1 point
    Jan. 14, 2019 | 12:12 AM In Saudi weddings, small is the new beautiful Anuj Chopra| Agence France Presse JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: It was a Saudi wedding like any other - clutching a decorative sword, the groom bobbed and swayed in a traditional dance. But there was one striking difference - a tiny guest list.Weddings in the oil-rich kingdom are typically lavish affairs, with a bulging guest list which is seen both as a social obligation and a symbol of affluence. Such expectations are often a source of economic strain for grooms, who foot most of the bill that includes renting out exorbitantly-priced marriage halls where nuptial celebrations are usually held. But millennials like Basil al-Bani are increasingly hosting weddings at home, defying family traditions and social pressure and making huge savings instead. Fewer than two dozen close relatives and friends were invited to the 26-year-old insurance executive’s recent wedding feast comprising kabsa - a traditional rice and meat dish - at his ancestral home in western Jeddah. It was a microscopic figure by Saudi standards. “People go all crazy with weddings, inviting hundreds of guests and spending millions in one night to get the best singers, best bands, best thobes,” said Maan al-Bani, the 21-year-old brother of the groom, dressed in a gold-trimmed cloak. “We wanted to do something different with a smaller celebration at home, which can also be fun.” Although prevalent for years, home weddings symbolize a war on excess by the country’s youth as much as they are a barometer of the lagging economy. They appear to be gaining popularity in the petro-state in a new age of austerity amid low crude prices. Saudi Arabia has one of the world’s highest concentrations of superrich households. But with cuts to cradle-to-grave subsidies and a new value-added tax amid soaring youth unemployment, Saudi households are seeing stagnating disposable incomes and what experts call a lifestyle downgrade. The change in fortunes in the once tax-free kingdom facing a youth bulge is a stress point that poses a challenge for Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, the country’s de facto leader. And there are signs of an impact on the Saudi wedding market. Annual spending on marriages in the kingdom exceeds two billion riyals ($533 million), the highest in the Arab world, organizers of the Saudi international wedding fair said last year. Statistics on frugal home marriages are hard to come by, but two wedding planners with a large Saudi clientele told AFP that average spending on marriages had dropped by 25 percent over the past year, with many trimming back the pomp and pageantry. A retailer of wedding invitation cards in Riyadh said business fell by 70 percent over the period, as many customers demand rich designs at cheaper prices. “Weddings should not start with a bank loan,” Murtada al-Abawi, a 29-year-old Uber driver, said. It typically costs 80,000 riyals to rent a wedding hall and pay for the dowry and bridal accoutrements - including gold and makeup - a price Abawi was unwilling to pay. He created a family storm when he suggested a small soiree in the local community center for his own wedding in 2016. A physical altercation broke out with his elder brother, who branded the idea shameful because “people will call us poor.” His parents and those of the would-be bride were equally furious but, ultimately, they all caved when Abawi cannily resorted to emotional blackmail. He threatened to remain unmarried and flee to neighboring Bahrain, a relatively liberal archipelago that many conservative Saudis view as a seedy offshore Las Vegas. Abawi then put his foot down: no dowry, no gold, no post-wedding party. For the main wedding party, he used another ploy - he invited all his friends and relatives so as not to offend anyone, but hosted the late-evening celebration on a busy weeknight, forcing families with school-age children to voluntarily opt out. The wedding, ultimately, cost only 9,000 riyals. The experience led Abawi to start an “affordable marriage” self-help group in his native eastern city of Al-Ahsa, which counsels young men on tackling the social pressure to overspend. Not everyone is cutting wedding expenditure, however, with many Saudis still splurging on designer prom dresses for the bride along with belly dancers from Egypt for the entertainment. Many still succumb to the pressure - or choose to get hitched overseas to circumvent the cultural minefield that hosting a small wedding can become. In a 2017 newspaper column titled “Expensive weddings, a waste of money,” writer Abdel-Ghani al-Gash chided the kingdom’s religious scholars for failing to educate the masses that weddings were not an occasion to show off. Weddings, typically segregated by gender, are also known for wasting colossal amounts of food. Mountains of food, which culturally reflect generosity and class, often end up in the trash can. The pressure to keep up appearances amid rising costs and unemployment is prompting many young men to delay marriage up to the age of 40, the Saudi Gazette newspaper reported in September. But even Saudis who can afford to splurge are discovering an aesthetic value in simplicity and cutting back waste. “My wife looks back at our wedding and says ‘why did we even spend 9,000 riyals?’” Abawi said. “We could have traveled with that money.” http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Life/Living/2019/Jan-14/473950-in-Saudi-weddings-small-is-the-new-beautiful.ashx
  26. 1 point

    W.I.M. wimmin

    Yours were unlike these, you posted them over a longer period of time with back and forth conversations. Most of these WIM types are one off eloquent “teen aurtein, teen kahanian” (a seemingly similar articles written by three random women in an old days Women’s Urdu journal) which I used to steal away from my grandma.
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  28. 1 point
    Thank you sis, that's so kind of you to say that! Your words made my day. God bless your beautiful heart
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  30. 1 point
    Abu Nur

    Understanding the Quran

    The likeness of those who were charged with the Taurat, then they did not observe it, is as the likeness of the donkey bearing books, evil is the likeness of the people who reject the communications of Allah; and Allah does not guide the unjust people. 62:5 They could recite it yes, but they did not undersand and apply it. From the tafsir: https://www.al-Islam.org/enlightening-commentary-light-holy-Qur'an-vol-18/surah-al-juma-chapter-62#surah-al-juma-verse-5 The blessed Verses 5 and 6 are saying that those upon whom the Torah was sent and they were entrusted with it but failed to understand and act upon it resemble a donkey carrying the burden of books, but it may merely feel the burden. It is not different for it to carry rocks and wood or books containing the most precise secrets of Creation and the most fruitful lessons for a better life.
  31. 1 point
    It may take a lot of money, time and effort but it’s something that will greatly benefit our communities. We already have people in the communities who help the youth and their families find suitors, often without. This would just be a larger scale version of that. Also, meeting at university or through friends is a much better idea than these kind of apps. Sure, people meet through the apps and have good marriages but it’s very difficult to find someone trustworthy online. I’d much prefer to marry someone I’ve known or seen around campus and who is known by people around me. Your point that the elders may look down upon this kind of thing isn’t much of a point, really. How can elders be okay with young people meeting at university or online (which happens a lot more nowadays) but not with an actual organization with Shia professionals and elders? Meeting online should be worse in that case, then. A lot of people do not agree with their children marrying anyone they’ve met online and it becomes quite a task to try and talk them into it.
  32. 1 point
    So your problem is open prostitution? Closed or hidden prostitution is okay?
  33. 1 point
    His hiding his flaws sis don’t fall for him, show kindness but also be professional.
  34. 1 point
    I think 10 minutes is a bit underestimated.
  35. 1 point
    Did you see that? how applying "Islamic values" means women don’t go to school, how her husband beat her mercyless so she fled for the sake of her life and well being but she has no tools with which she can feed herself and her kids so she SELLS HER BODY to FEED her children. She succumbed to the subconscious instinct to feed her children, to provide a roof over their heads and make sure they do not go to bed at night starving. A woman will sell her body a million times over to feed her children because no woman anywhere on this planet will ever let her child/children sleep on the streets or go to bed hungry. It is the instincts that exist in women since they actually carry a foetus for 9 months and after those 9 months a mother will do anything for her child/children. Now she wont send her kids to school because she fears her children will reject her. Does nobody acknowledge, feel and is traumatised by the reality of that. What is going to happen to her children now? Her daughter will follow her mother into prostitution and her sons will probably end up in a madrassa financed by Saudi Arabia where they will be taught the lunatic ideologies of Wahhabism because they will have nowhere to go as a result of never being educated. A sizeable bulk of the Taliban operating in Pakistan and Afghanistan are recruited from poor households because giving up a son means you have less one mouth to feed. What madness. No country has a future if it can’t educate its own citizens especially when "religious values" predominate at the cost of common sense.
  36. 1 point
    Hehehe @Murtaza1 - in further shocking news, Muslims lie, cheat, steal, kill, rob, murder, rape, pillage and commit all kinds of other sinful acts including (dare I say it) engaging in sex without / outside of marriage.
  37. 1 point
    Haji 2003

    Help me choose a new smartphone

    Had to scroll a bit to find the brand name. I'd not heard of it.
  38. 1 point
    In my opinion, children should be outside and play and not inside and staring at a screen for hours (ironically coming from me but that's another story). Until they've shown respect and self control, they won't get one from me. In terms of age I would say around 15 years. I think I got mine when I was in 5th grade, about 7 years ago.
  39. 1 point
    Haji 2003

    Where leather comes from

    Why not take the belt off before wudhu and then put it on again after salat?
  40. 1 point

    Understanding the Quran

  41. 1 point

    Understanding the Quran

    Brother @ali_fatheroforphans Bismehe Ta3ala, Assalam Alikum. I have deep respect for you, because you are always trying to implement religion in your life. Your title is not clickbait, it is not controversial, it is not for fun and wasting time. And yet, it's sad how some threads are hot topics and get many replies, and your topic will get little attention. Thank you for reminding us to pick up the Quran brother. Tonight, I will gift the chapter on your behalf. May your body, blood, and soul be mixed with the love of Quran, elahi amen. M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah
  42. 1 point

    Sheikh Yasser Awde

    he is other side of coin of distortion in shia belief that one side of this coin is Yaser Al Habib that does lana'h openly on everyone to abosrb radical people to himself & Yaser awda in other side absorbs people that run away from him & seek to dissolve in modernity & he plays with matters that shias are sensitive about them to reduce their sensivity about standing injustice & removing divinity from their life to make them Secular citizens of new world order that at the end both of them have same agenda with different ways.
  43. 1 point

    A tribute to Hashd Al Shaabi

    MashaAllah they are truly impressive men! I've seen those pictures too all over Iraq. I feel such pride when I think about what they have done for their country with so little means. One word from Sayyid Sistani, may Allah SWT prolong his life, and they turn the world upside down. I do feel though that their women and children, who paid the biggest price, are not getting the support that they need and that is a disgrace.
  44. 1 point

    A tribute to Hashd Al Shaabi

    Acknowledgement is never a believer's goal. Their rewards and treasures are with Allah SWT and not with the people. You can't expect people to be your measurestick for what is good or bad. People are children of this donya. Sleeping children.
  45. 1 point

    Squattitude Appreciation Society

    My washroom is the only in the house, indeed, only among all extended family in the city, to still have a squat toilet. I have consistently refused to have it removed and a 'commode' installed. This new thing was getting famous when I was growing up as a kid, but coming from a rural background our toilets were still in the old way until the family moved to the city in pursuit of modern life. As a preteen I remember clearly the trouble I had had shifting to the 'commode.' After all these years if I have an option I go for the squat especially in public places and at XYZ's house. Using public commodes especially over here is like passing through the sewage line without clothes.
  46. 1 point

    lRl vs. USA

    The topic title should be USA vs Iran. They are the ones putting debilitating sanctions on Iran.
  47. 1 point

    Nation Of Islam

    I actually spent a month or so studying the NOI very recently, and it's interesting stuff. Of course, a lot of deviant concepts and potentially kufar - but nonetheless interesting. Before casting them aside completely, remember that the NOI successfully converted millions of Americans to "Islam" within a couple decades. The movement does a lot of social work in the United States, and it is focused on raising African Americans up after four centuries of slavery and humiliation. You need to understand the condition they were in before you can understand the NOI. If you want to learn about da`wa in the West, the NOI is a place to start - after all, they did a lot better than we did in making Islam relevant to the masses. Black Americans were predominantly coming from Christian backgrounds, and they were cultured in a society where colour meant everything. White-only schools, white-only buses, white-only restaurants, white-only water fountains, and a white-only God. Christian Jesus was a white guy with blonde hair and blue eyes. Angels, Mary, apostles, pope, etc. were white. People carried white names and last names, blacks deferred to white supremacy, and the self-worth of blacks was almost nothing. Even the English language itself was polluted with subconscious racism: a "white" lie is a good lie, "blackmail" is a bad thing, "Whitehouse", "blacksheep", the black cat is bad luck, the ugly ducking was a black duck, etc. The presidents were always white, Miss America was white, etc. Meanwhile, many blacks had no money, no education, and were addicted to drugs and alcohol, believing they were in some way inferior by nature. The main attraction to the NOI was the idea of "going back" to the religion of the Africans. Master Fard Muhammad and Elijah Muhammad taught that there was a great Islamic civilization in Africa, a civilization that was righteous, that did not put white over black, that were not committing adultery, that were not addicted to drugs, that were not affected by deviations of nature (homosexuality, etc.), that were intelligent and liberated. The idea was to return to the religion of the forefathers - a religion that would change the social condition of the Americans and rid them of the "poison" that the whites had fed them for four centuries. The central NOI teaching was that heaven and hell were a condition. Meaning, those who obey Allah's laws would see the benefit to them in this life. The "kingdom of heaven" would be the utopia created by the Black Muslims in this life. They do not formally believe in the Day of Judgment, and denial of the Last Day is kufr. However, not all of them denied life after death, and you'll notice that in early interviews with Muhammad Ali the boxer (when he was still in the NOI), he would talk about life after death. The unique thing about Muhammad Ali is that he actually traveled the world and met with many mainstream Muslim leaders, so it's possible that his beliefs were more mainstream, even whilst in the Nation. The narrative is that mankind was originally black. The NOI believe that this black race was made in the image of God, and so their "blackness" is a sort of divine attribute. Then, they believe, a black scientist named Ya`qub (some will say this is even the Prophet Ya`qub (as)) created the white race by mating lighter and lighter coloured people on an island for several decades. This white race was one that would act contrary to human nature and be naturally disobedient to God. Ya`qub then declared that the white race would rule the aboriginal races of the Earth for 6000. Then, the white race would be removed. How they'd be removed is unclear - either they would mix into the other races and die out, or they would be destroyed in a lake of fire in the End Times. The other sci-fi belief the NOI has is in the Mother Ship. The Mother Ship is supposedly a UFO that Elijah Muhammad had seen when he was with Master Fard Muhammad the early 1930s. It is a spacecraft that the NOI believe will cause the destruction of the white race in the End Times. Many Black Muslims have claimed to have seen the Mother Ship, and have cited local UFO-sightings as proof for the Mother Ship's existence. So where did this all come from? Master Fard Muhammad. The NOI story is that Fard (pronounced "Fa-rod") was an Arab from Mecca born to a black African father and a white Chechen Muslim mother. The NOI say this is the only picture of him that exists: Fard came from Mecca to the United States to preach Islam to the black Americans. He would knock on doors to sell African silks to the blacks, and he would say, "This is what your brothers wear in the East". He would hold meetings where he would talk about Africa and Islam, and the desire to bring blacks back to their religion. The Ya`qub story definitely goes back to Master Fard, which is a very strange an unIslamic narrative. Fard also refrained from pork, alcohol, saying that these were unhealthy and immoral. He mostly talked about the Bible, because it was the book of his audience, and did not talk about the Qur'an or the Prophet much. Fard opened up a "mosque" (called the "Allah Temple of Islam"), and a school for children. At the temple, Fard would give lessons in science, English, mathematics, and religion. Fard authored short booklets and tested his students with questions. People were amazed at this mysterious man, who came out of no where and began bringing blacks out of their condition. This continued from 1930-1933. Keep in mind that this was during the Great Depression, and so in times of economic poverty, people have always flocked to religion to find inner enrichment. One insane member of the NOI ended up misinterpreting Master Fard's orders and committed a human sacrifice. Fard was arrested in connection to the killing, but was let free on the condition that he never returns to the city. When the police asked who he was, he said "I am the supreme ruler of the universe". Fard was not telling people that he was God, nor was he saying that he was a prophet, but he openly told this to the police in front of his followers. Fard's main pupil was Elijah Muhammad, who was attracted to the movement in 1931. Fard gave Elijah an English Qur'an and books of sira of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Fard also disclosed to Elijah (or at least implied) that he was God on Earth ("Allah in Person"), the second coming of Jesus, the Messiah, and the Mahdi (they pronounced it as "Mahadaya" at the time). When Fard needed to depart, he gave Elijah the Arabic Qur'an and told him to "Read!", to which Elijah said, "I can't read!" (repeating the prophetic story). So he gave him an English Qur'an, said he would come back someday to give him the Arabic Qur'an, and was never seen again. Elijah was commissioned as the messenger of God - meaning, the messenger of Master Fard Muhammad. The identity of Fard is a mystery and no one knows for sure who he is. However, the FBI declassified its file on Fard in the 1950s in an effort to crush the movement, which was at its height in that time. What turned the NOI from a cult into a political movement was its social programs. They set up charities, orphanages, workshops for the unemployed, daycares, fed and clothed the homeless, and gave African Americans an identity and a destiny in the United States. They were able to attract thinkers like Malcolm X, who had great rhetorical skill, with the idea that blacks can make it out on their own. The race problem in America was becoming unbearable, and so the NOI adopted the idea of separation. They wanted to create their own separate state, or possible go back to Africa. There was an effort to really build a bridge of communication between the Black Americans and Africans. Anyway, the FBI claim is that Master Wallace D. Fard Muhammad is actually the same person as Wallace D. Ford. Ford was a New Zealand immigrant to the United States who came to California in the early 1920s. He used many aliases, including Wali Ford, David Ford-el, and of course, Wallace Fard Muhammad. Ford was arrested several times, and his mugshots were released in the 1950s by the FBI. The picture on the bottom left was actually not released by the FBI, but it was found in a newspaper dating back to 1932 when Fard was arrested in connection to the sacrificial killing. The bottom left picture kind of proves that the other three pictures were not fabrications of the 1950s, as they are all clearly the same person. Elijah Muhammad denied that Fard was Ford and offered $100,000 to anyone who would prove the claim. The wife of Ford came forward, claiming that Ford had left the country for New Zealand in the 1930s, and that the two had a son. She brought forward pictures and letters as evidence to claim the $100,000. However, Elijah Muhammad did not investigate her claim and the issue was never revisited again. Keep in mind that the "real" picture of Fard (1st image in my post) was airbrushed, and so it's impossible to really tell if the two are the exact same person. The moles are gone, and the hair shines. However, the 4 individuals shown in the shot above are almost definitely the same person. In my opinion, Fard and Ford are the same person. So why is it that the NOI is so strange and unorthodox? The answer is, it was not meant to be strange and unorthodox at all. This is what people assumed Islam was. There were no Muslims to dispute this in the 1930s, and there were very few English books on Islam at that time. The few that existed were in academic circles and not really accessible to laymen. People back then assumed that Mecca was a black city, and that Arabs were black (or at least dark). The movement was also a "journey" - there was no easy transition into an Islamic way of life. Fard, Elijah, and Farrakhan slowly and gradually introduced Islam to their followers. Fard and Elijah preached the Bible, while Farrakhan and Warith Deen mostly preached the Quran (of course, the two movements split). So where did Fard get his teachings? There was a very similar Black Muslim movement that was a lot less popular than the Nation of Islam before there was an NOI. The Ahmadiyya made an effort to send their missionaries to make da`wa to blacks in America. One of those who converted to the Ahmadiyya religion was a freemason by the name of Noble Drew Ali. Ali then left the movement and created his own - called the Moorish Science Temple - which focused on studying Africanism, eastern religions (particularly Islam but also Buddhism), symbology, numerology, and black nationalism. Sound familiar? The FBI files claim that one of the members of the Moorish Science Temple was David Ford-el, which was one of the aliases of Master Fard Muhammad. Here is a picture of David Ford-el of the Moorish Science Temple in the mid 1920s, side by side with a mugshot of Fard taken in 1933: https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSHjyPQHaXGa-Ke4hNOCBlhvdjcbZtomqJO8A_9M9ORVeHwalVbeQ After Noble Drew Ali died in prison, David Ford-el tried to take over the movement, but was rejected. That's exactly when the mysterious Master Fard Muhammad began preaching about Islam and starting his movement. These two are probably the same person. Another proof is the books the Fard had been using - his translation of the Qur'an was an Ahmadi translation, his books of sira were Ahmadi books, and even the words he was using had a Pakistani touch. Fard talked about the "Quran Sherrief", which is what Pakistanis at that time referred to the Book as. He used Pakistani names in his pamphlets. His pronunciation of the "salam" and "Farad" were distinctly Pakistani. He talked about the "tribe of Shahbaz" in Africa, which is not a real African tribe, but a Pakistani tribe. Like the Ahmadiyya, the NOI held no concept in a "Seal of Prophets", the NOI believed that the "Mahdi and "Messiah" were the same person, and the NOI held the words "prophet" and "messenger" as Ahmadis did. It's clear that whatever little Islam Fard had was received through these Ahmadi missionaries, and that he himself was not coming from a Muslim origin. After all, many of his ideas were completely foreign from what mainstream Muslims would even think about (God-incarnate, Mother Ship, continuation of prophets and messengers, evil white race, using words like "temple" instead of "mosque", etc.) Nonetheless, I think the NOI is important to study to understand how to make Islam relevant again. These guys did it with their strange beliefs; we can do it with our sensible ones. We need to make more effort in enacting social change as opposed to simply discussing the Imams in a corner. The NOI also made Islam simple... it was not judgmental and turn away sinful people. It really tried to ease people into Islam, and by Allah's mercy, most NOI have left the movement and become Muslims. When Elijah Muhammad died in 1974, his son, Warith Deen Muhammad took over. He dissolved the NOI and converted the bulk of the movement to Sunni Islam with the help of the Saudis. Some, nowadays, became Shi`is. However, many still wanted to uphold the teachings of Fard and Elijah, and so Farrakhan reinstated the NOI and was able to get many of its assets back. I hope this post was beneficial.
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    Personally I don't put much weight on it. I recently had an encounter with a follower of Nation of Islam on the street and he was very rude to me. For him it represents Africa and African American's.
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    That can't possibly be right, given the global size and increase in the Muslim population. If anything surely it must contribute to improved prowess and virility.
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    Iraqi delegation in Israel

    Name one country which is not cynical When it comes to their national interests Secondly You're views of the Israelis are just as extreme as some of my friends or are hardcore republicans.Difference Is according to you Israelis can do nothing right and according to them they can do nothing wrong ( morally speaking ofcourse) And that's the crux of the problem My Muslim friends call me Zionist as I list because I don't criticize Israel as much as they do , While my Republican friends think I'm anti semitic as I don't defend Israel unconditionally.
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