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  1. 5 points
    King

    The Firestorm on Ilhan Omar

    You may have this a little backwards. Criticism of Israel has been considered anti-semitic for quite a while now. If anything, there are a growing number of American Jews who are either indifferent or increasingly disillusioned with the state of Israel, they do not identify with Israel as strongly as their predecessors did. There has been an extreme minority of Orthodox Jews that have been critical of Israel for decades but the new wave of indifference over the past decade or so has been driven by a younger and more liberal crowd.
  2. 4 points
    Akbar673

    Vertigo

    That's what you get for celebrating a Western Capitalist Holiday like Valentine's Day . Just kidding, I'm not that conservative, my wife already has the dinner plans made. However, if the effects have not subsided then you need to go see a Dr.. There's a long list of possibilites ranging from Anemia to Blood Pressure to Blood Sugar to Pregnancy. Your Dr.. will best provide you with info as to what's going on. Asking here will only add to your stress because all people will do is post a list of the possible reasons and nothing else.
  3. 4 points
    Salaam brother, Ziyarat Mubarak. Get a book 'Kamiluz Ziyarat' (English PDF also available on internet). Download Journey to Paradise from Play Store. You're going to the one who doesn't turn anyone with empty hands. Go and pray to infallibles with Tawassul. Insha Allah, Your health will get better. You should also do some efforts along with dua. Go to nutritionist, plan a diet and join a gym. There are many people who don't gain weight as their metabolism is fast. Following proper protein diet and working out will help. Remember you're going to Holy Ahlul Bayt (ams) and their status near Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is unimaginable, so you can't afford to indulge in leisurely activities. Carry limited luggage. Try not to get angry on tour operator or fellow Zayireen if you face any difficulties because of them. Serving Zayr e Hussain (عليه السلام) has great fazilat, so look for the opportunity to help fellow Zayireen. Avoid Gheebat. Talk less. Set a target to complete one Qur'an during whole Ziyarat. Similarly, set a target to complete one Islamic book. Take your best clothes as you're going to best of Allah's creation. The best time to go to the shrine (according to my experience) is from Maghrib till Fajr. Whenever you're starting with duas, first pray for early reappearance for Imam e Zamana (عجّل الله تعالى فرجه الشريف) then for others and yourself. Remember me in your prayers.
  4. 4 points
    1. 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) Surah Al-Qasas, Verse 5: وَنُرِيدُ أَن نَّمُنَّ عَلَى الَّذِينَ اسْتُضْعِفُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَنَجْعَلَهُمْ أَئِمَّةً وَنَجْعَلَهُمُ الْوَارِثِينَ And We desired to bestow a favor upon those who were deemed weak in the land, and to make them the Imams, and to make them the heirs, (English - Shakir) Surah As-Sajda, Verse 24: وَجَعَلْنَا مِنْهُمْ أَئِمَّةً يَهْدُونَ بِأَمْرِنَا لَمَّا صَبَرُوا وَكَانُوا بِآيَاتِنَا يُوقِنُونَ And We made of them Imams to guide by Our command when they were patient, and they were certain of Our communications. (English - Shakir) Surah An-Nisa, Verse 59: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ وَأُولِي الْأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ فَإِن تَنَازَعْتُمْ فِي شَيْءٍ فَرُدُّوهُ إِلَى اللَّهِ وَالرَّسُولِ إِن كُنتُمْ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ ذَٰلِكَ خَيْرٌ وَأَحْسَنُ تَأْوِيلًا O you who believe! obey Allah and obey the Apostle and those in authority from among you; then if you quarrel about anything, refer it to Allah and the Apostle, if you believe in Allah and the last day; this is better and very good in the end. (English - Shakir) Surah Al-Maeda, Verse 55: إِنَّمَا وَلِيُّكُمُ اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا الَّذِينَ يُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَيُؤْتُونَ الزَّكَاةَ وَهُمْ رَاكِعُونَ Only Allah is your Vali and His Apostle and those who believe, those who keep up prayers and pay the poor-rate while they bow. (English - Shakir) Infallibility is more easy to prove. So just leaving it for a while.
  5. 4 points
    Ibn Al-Ja'abi

    Are there 13 Imams in Shi'ism?

    Salams, There are indeed a number of traditions which seem to imply that there are thirteen Imams because they state the twelve are from the lineage of Imam Ali (عليه السلام) (most are found in al-Kafi vol.1 pg.531-4 (Tehran, 1985) -- it's only a few hadiths within these pages), but these can be reasonably interpreted I think to imply that there are twelve Imams, most of which will be from the lineage of Imam Ali (عليه السلام) and the Prophet (saww), but not to the exclusion of Imam Ali (عليه السلام) being from those twelve. There is, however, a controversial hadith which is arguably very clearly stating there are twelve Imams to the exclusion of Imam Ali (عليه السلام) from those twelve totaling to thirteen Imams in total when he is counted. This is found in the book Kitab Sulaym b. Qays al-Hilali: ألا وإن الله نظر نظرة ثانية فاختار بعدنا اثني عشر وصيا من أهل بيتي، فجعلهم خيار أمتي واحدا بعد واحد، مثل النجوم في السماء، كلما غاب نجم طلع نجم "Most assuredly¹ God cast a second glance and chose after us twelve trustees from my family. He therefore made them the best of my nation, one after another. Like the example of the stars in the heavens, whenever one star vanishes another star rises." K. Sulaym b. Qays al-Hilali vol.1 pg.380 (Beirut, 2009) ¹ Usually I don't translate particles of affirmation since in English no one says "verily", "surly", or "truly" anymore, but I thought it was appropriate in this case since you have two very strong particles of affirmation starting off this sentence. With the Prophet (saww) addressing Imam Ali (عليه السلام) and saying there will be "after us (بعدنا) twelve trustees" seems to exclude Imam Ali from being the twelve referred to that will follow so when he, since he is also an Imam, is considered along with the twelve that shall come you get the number thirteen. However, there are more than a few problems with the source of this tradition. Perhaps most notably, there's doubt whether the supposed author actually existed due to the lack of any trace of him aside from this one book which was ascribed to him. There's been detailed research on this translated into English which can be read here. Even if the existence of the author is accepted, the transmission of the book is another problem. The author is supposed to have given it only to the narrator of this text Aban b. Abi Ayyash, who after verifying it started circulating its traditions. He's been accused by Shia scholars of weakness in narrating traditions. However, his traditions were widely circulated and transmitted in a number of cities by traditionists as esteemed as Ibn Abi Umayr and Hammad b. Isa, even by people who criticized him (Shaykh al-Mufid). A case could be made for his reliability in transmitting hadith, but he is undoubtedly a difficult figure to assess. And even if the reliability of Aban b. Abi Ayyash is assumed as a transmitter of hadith, the next big issue is that this book seems to have had a developing text in a sense. It is essentially a book about the events of Saqifa, Fadak, and the attack of Sayyida Fatima's (عليه السلام) house and this was likely in the original text. But over the centuries more and more traditions came to be ascribed to this text, some of them which are hard to make sense of (e.g. Muhammad b. Abi Bakr admonishing his father at his father's deathbed, while Muhammad was a young child when Abu Bakr died). This tradition seems to have ended up in the text by the time of the Ghayba as it is referred to by Ibn al-Ghadha'iri (and Allama Hilli quoted him as well as having said this in his Khulasa) when he criticizes the reliability of Aban b. Abi Ayyash. K. Sulaym does definitely seem to be an early text, Mo'ezzi in The Silent Qur'an and the Speaking Qur'an writes that the earliest known manuscript was written in the kufic script on gazelle skin and was located in a private library in Khorramshahr near Ahvaz. It was, heartrendingly, destroyed during the Iran-Iraq war before any paleographic studies could be done, but according to him it was dated to the early second century hijri. With this specific tradition, the editor of K. Sulaym believes this tradition to have been victim to scribal error, and that بعدنا was really بعدي and that اثني عشر was really أحد عشر. I'm not so convinced though. Often in cases of tashif (scribal error), the consonantal text of the confused words are similar. It isn't the case in "اثني عشر" for "أحد عشر" for sure. There have been other interpretations offered, such as that this tradition includes Imam Ali in that number of twelve trustees, but this doesn't seem to be the case when you consider the language of the tradition. To sum up, we have a problematic tradition in a problematic text transmitted by a problematic narrator and ascribed to a problematic individual. In such a case there is nagging ظن. Especially when traditions of there being twelve Imams are so numerous. wassalam
  6. 3 points
    When saying the name of Allah during your prayer, your body should be motionless for respect to your Creator. If you are moving while saying Takbir, then you are praying too fast and without concentration.
  7. 3 points
    Warilla

    Zaidism

    I just want to add this thread is brilliant. The way we are having a respectful open discussion while holding firm to our beliefs yet conceding when we are wrong is great. I'm Learning alot. Inshallah it continues.
  8. 3 points
    Inspecting construction work - which is an expansion of the mosque complex to accomodate more worshipers. Walking on top of the Kaaba has scant relation to inspecting, besides there are much higher vantage points if that was the case. As someone also pointed out, many regular worshippers were forced away, a common occurence when there are visiting dignitaries. Although I know nothing is inherently wrong being on top as Bilal ra did so to give the adhan in the early days. Still, he doesn't deserve to share that platform, especially with all that blood on his hands
  9. 3 points
    Jaane Rabb

    Zaidism

    This was the biggest proof against the 12er concept of imamah for me. I was told to think "rationally"; That how can Muhammad [saw] leave the ummah without a divine leader. Rationally it makes sense. But then doesn't when you realise you live in an era where there is no divine leader to perform his duty of guidance and hasn't been since over a 1000 years. The 12ers have simply adopted a similar system of electing leaders, albeit under a different name; Marjaiyyat. Now evolving to Wilayat al Faqih in certain parts of the world. Rumour has it, they even believe in his ismah in inner circles. Have you seen the burial place of his predecessor? Any outsider would think he was an infallible Imam with the treatment his tomb is getting.
  10. 3 points
    AMR5

    The Firestorm on Ilhan Omar

    Now a days, I’m following the Justice-Democrats who, like you and I, seem to be fed up with corruption among Democrats and are a potential strong voice against Establishement Democrats (ED). EDs are the Dems who have the same donors as Republicans and are essentially paid to loose (these were the exact words of the Justics Democrats spokesperson), and I’ve no reason to not believe it. After Bernie Sanders, it became apparent to many of the center, left center leaning Americans that majority of current EDs were paid to loose in the last presidential elections, all the way up to Hillary Clinton. here’s the link to JDs. https://www.justicedemocrats.com/ For Muslims in United States or anywhere, sitting it out is not an option. We have to have a voice and representation everywhere, in townhalls, county boards, school boards, state legislatures, and above.
  11. 3 points
    Leibniz

    Zaidism

    There is a rhetorical refutation of that Hadith of the 12 Caliphs in Sunni literature. For Shias , why was not this Hadith quoted against the 5vers , 7ers and all the various sects which sprung after the demise of each Imam and some very sincere Shias getting into schism and utter confusion? The argument is that there must be an Imam , a divine and infallible one to lead the Ummah or the Ummah shall get distracted. The Ummah did get distracted despite the Sunni Caliphs and the Shia Imams. Worse in the case of Shias as most of the schism with in Shiasm appeared due to Imamah itself. Of what good is an Imam living in Madinah or Baghdad who can't declare himself to be Imam publicly and unequivocally for a Muslim living in 8th century Africa? As far as the occult Imam , he is Imam since the last the last 1100 years. He is disconnected from the practical world and one can just believe in him as an article of faith. What purpose does this belief serve in face of the purpose of Imamah that there must be an Imam in every times ? None. For all practical purposes , the Aga Khanian concept of present Imam is far better if one takes into account the purpose of Imamah. Atleast you see the Imam , he publicly claims to be Imam , he has some authority and he is leading his community in some form and shape. For me , the Sunni doctrine of Adool Sahaba and the Shia doctrine of 12 infallible Imams are equally puritan fantasized concepts and I am of the opinion that 'mere Islam' is enough for salvation ie belief in one God , finality of Prophethood , life hereafter and Islamic morals.
  12. 3 points
    Qa'im

    The Firestorm on Ilhan Omar

    One of the reasons why criticism of Israel is being considered anti-Semitic nowadays is because the state of Israel resonates more with modern Jews than actual Judaism. Many Jews are in fact atheists, and even those who are religious are more concerned with their collective national identity than the principles of Judaism. To illustrate my point: if the definition of a Zionist is one who recognizes the right for Israel to exist, then 95% of Jews or more are Zionists. However, Gallup found that 56% of Jews worldwide are non-religious or atheist. That means that Israel is probably more important to their day to day life than Moses, the Torah, etc. It should be made clear that not all Zionists by this definition are the same. Many (maybe most) would want a state for Palestinians, or are critical of Netanyahu and Israel’s right wing parties. But in terms of Jews who are actually against Israel altogether, they are only a small minority of extreme orthodox or extreme liberal Jews, who number in just a few hundred or a few thousand people worldwide. So to the average Jew, the quote “I like Jews but I hate Zionists” is pretty incoherent.
  13. 2 points
    Laayla

    The Firestorm on Ilhan Omar

    Bismehe Ta3ala Assalam Alikum Dear brother, it is laylatul jouma we wait every Friday hoping Imam will reappear. He is waiting for us as well, my soul be sacrificed for him. I would vote for the person who would lose because the hundreds of thousands of people who die in drone attacks, coup d'etat, military interventions, I want nothing to do with having blood on my hands because my vote allowed him/her to reach power. How will I answer to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)? It's crembling to think Rasoul Allah and Amir al mo2mneen are ashamed of me for voting such monsters. Because if I lived during the era of Imam Ali, would I ditch him and give baya3 to Abu B and Oh-Mar since they rose to power? Shias of Ali need to stand up against oppression no matter who the face, be firm of our principles, and recognize our leader is the living Imam. We have leadership now who are fighting this cause. They have hindsight (baseera) and they won't quit or lose hope until Imam reappears. Al 3jal al 3jal I think you should make sure you ask your marja3, what is your duty as far as voting is concerned. Just to be on the safe side, and not do anything to displease Imam sahab Az zaman. I'm sorry I took too much of your time, I felt I needed to explain myself better. God bless you, please don't forget me in your du32s tonight. M3 Salamah, Fe Amin Allah
  14. 2 points
    As someone that has been to ziyarat a number of times, I will say to you to not get completely preoccupied with performing this salat, that dua and this ziyarat. Often there's very limited time in some places. Sit there and try to connect to your Imam. Talk to him. Other than just. Be positive. Go with the flow. Don't let anything or anyone work you up. Remind yourself that you're on a spiritual journey. All the best, inshaAllah. Fi Amanillah.
  15. 2 points
    The following links may be helpful to get information about the Ziarat, method, prayers and benefits of visiting Shrine of Imam Husayn as and other Ziaratt in Iraq: http://www.duas.org/downloads/Philosophy_Ziarat_Alidina.pdf https://www.ziaraat.org/places/Iraq.php http://www.ziyaraat.net/findbook.asp?Escritor=All&srchwhat=All&orderby=titulo&idioma=All&submit=Display+Books&Tema=Duas/Ziaraat https://www.al-Islam.org/your-personal-guide-Hajj-Umrah-ziyarat-alhaj-mahmud-zehra-habib/ziyarat-Iraq
  16. 2 points
    Thanks for the help buddy..Allah bless you.
  17. 2 points
    I can see intellectual dishonesty here. The reason is follows: All the verses quoted by me are not only affirms the concept of Imamah but all of them are related to our Imams.
  18. 2 points
    Mohammed-Mehdi

    Perfume

    Question: What is the ruling concerning the alcohol found in some dental products like mouthwash and others? Answer: It is Tahir (ritually clean), and permissible to use. https://www.Sistani.org/english/qa/01123/
  19. 2 points
    Kirmani

    Are there 13 Imams in Shi'ism?

    The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) himself was an Imam (as were some other Prophets like Prophet Ibrahim (عليه السلام)) but AFTER him there are only 12.
  20. 2 points
    Warilla

    Zaidism

    Although I left 12er this was never a problem. There have been gaps between Prophets. And the return of a saviour requires a period of chaos. The principle is not strange initself if you look at it from a religious perspective. Qur'an has examples of people who were placed outside of time. If you can accept that the Prophet of whole of mankind for the rest of time was confined to Arabia for 60+ years then you can accept an Imam functioning for humanity detached from our concept of space and time. Allah know best.
  21. 2 points
    حسين

    Thoughts 2019

    What benefit can humanity derive from dormant feelings that hide in the heart have no effect whatsoever in real life? More goodwill for human life is not sufficient. Genuine goodness inevitably involves action.
  22. 2 points
    Laayla

    The Firestorm on Ilhan Omar

    I believe on the Day of Judgement that we will be asked for the little and big actions we did in our lives. That our burden of sins should be as light as possible. Please don't get me wrong I don't think voting is a sin, I'm saying when voting for a person who goes into power, then we are indirectly helping whatever decisions he makes. With voting we have a choice to make, as for taxes, we really don't have a choice in the matter of how they use the money. @Ralvi I agree with you brother, both sides are unjust.
  23. 2 points
    Miss Wonderful

    Vertigo

    Yes the loud noise could’ve caused imbalance in the ear thus causing vertigo. I once went to movies and sat too close to speakers and ended up walking out 5 minutes later. Anyway keep some dramamine in your purse. It helps with vertigo and is usually in the vitamin aisles at drug stores.
  24. 2 points
    Khadim uz Zahra

    Sad news

    No, the company's been selling them for years, now. They're like the 'jumbo jet' or air travel. But they seem to not have been very cost effective or profitable for airlines so the company will stop making them.
  25. 2 points
    Qur'an has multiple layers majority of people just see it's first layer that is it's text that people read & sometimes make decision through it more learned people like as scholars can mine from futher layers but very few can access to more hidden layers & make extraordinary works with it like as many scientist that one of examples of it, is Sheikh Bahaii (رضي الله عنه) that based on his rare knowledge from Qur'an he designed Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad also he made a lossless public bath that was warming water with just one pilot for hundreds of people from Safavid era to Qajar era when some british archeologist during Qajar era tried to discover it's secret ,they broke it & after that it didn't work again because it was built on Quranic science that they didn't understand it & other Shia scholars can't reach to his level of knowledge as Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said all of science based on 27 word that we until now just have access to two words of it & Prophet Musa (عليه السلام) had knowledge of 4 words that he could do such extraordinary miracles but rest of words are with Shia Imams that when Imam Mahdi (aj) will reappear inshaAllah he will reveal all remaining words that is complete Jafr to us & we can use full potential of everything in world inshAllah but current numerical relation& calculation is very limited but if somebody knows I completely can does many works with it what we see on site is just a surface of it.
  26. 2 points
    IbnSina

    Are there 13 Imams in Shi'ism?

    Salam, could you please provide the source for this hadith?
  27. 2 points
    Fink

    Zaidism

    Excellent. Furthermore , The vague hadith of 12 Caliphs/ Imams never became a practical reality. Between the divisions and Fitns , it is not a hujjah upon anyone - especially as the hadith describes Islam standing strong or azeez.
  28. 2 points
    Jaane Rabb

    Zaidism

    Actually, seeing you cherry pick which of my questions to answer I decided not to engage any further in the debate. I come to Shiachat to learn. You may gather that from the number of posts I have since being a member in 2004. I was born and brought up as a twelver. Lived devoutly and religiously as a twelver for over 30 years. But delving deeper into my beliefs and history was the changing point. When you see things from a critical angle, then you see problems. Alas, I lost certainty as a twelver a couple years back. I don't adhere to any sect at the moment and not planning to either. I am a Muslim, a Mu'min and strive to live as the righteous defined in [2:177]. If others want to separate and call themselves a different label then that's their prerogative. I believe the Qur'an as the only infallible source available to us, which dictates the fundamentals of one's belief. It calls itself "kitabin mubin" [clear book] repeated so I seek Allah's guidance through it and its clear verses. Of course, one is always a student of the Qur'an and so my studies are a continuous journey. In the end, it's about using reason as mentioned numerous times in the Qur'an. I endeavour to use that aql to my capacity inshaAllah. But without His (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) guidance, we are just lost souls. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) guide us all to the ultimate truth. Fi Amanillah.
  29. 2 points
    Laayla

    The Firestorm on Ilhan Omar

    Brother Mohammed, You don't find voting as a form of bay3a or allegiance to a certain party? That whoever you put in power, are you not indirectly involved with whatever decisions they make for the American people? How secular is it, when a business man who is following his religion, didn't want to provide his services in making a cake for a gay marriage? I'm just asking these questions outloud brother, I'm not saying to vote Republican.
  30. 2 points
    Mohamed1993

    The Firestorm on Ilhan Omar

    The MIC cuts across party lines, but there are democrats who are more vocal about it, the only republicans who are, are libertarian types like Rand Paul, and he's not really a Republican. As for the other two issues, I live in a secular country, and if people have decided that they want those things, that's their prerogative, I can choose not to do those things rather than have a state regulate not just those things, but also all too willingly impose laws that will turn this country into some Christian supremacist state, which will trample on my first amendment rights to practice my religion freely. Look at how much outrage there is among Republicans about a Muslim congresswoman, why the heck would I vote for them? US troops are still there, and don't mistake Trump for a Ron Paul, that's not who he is. He cares about his campaign promises and that's it. He pulled out of the Iran deal, which Clinton wouldn't have done, despite the fact that she had other issues on Foreign Policy, he intensified the war in Yemen and is now threatening to overthrow Venezuela. He has also escalated airstrikes and drone strikes, which have killed way more civilians than under Obama. I am also concerned about a party that denies climate change, if you want a planet that's sustainable for your kids, you'd at least want someone that acknowledges the problem. But to Trump it's a chinese hoax apparently. The democrats haven't done nearly enough to address the problem, but there are some steps that are better than doing nothing. Also regulating some crucial industries, like finance. Obama didn't do much to address the 2008 financial crisis, but he did impose regulations, which included creating regulatory institutions, Dodd-Frank etc. Again more can be done, but Republicans think just deregulate everything and let private tyranny take over.
  31. 2 points
    Propaganda_of_the_Deed

    Zaidism

    For me it ties to the Sunni/Shia narration of 12 successors. If not them, then who else? There at least is some uniform structure of imamate (within and among 12ers at least) and coming from my previous Sunni background, I think a step further to being non-12er, I would be a minority within a minority. And that feels a bit like a religious wilderness to me if that sort of makes sense and seems too exclusive to be the Haqq. I also like how 12ers at least know the Imam of our time, again a shared narration which emphasises the importance of that. Maybe as I found comfort in previously being part of a majority I still carry that thinking with me. Ultimately I'm content with accepting 12 Imams but that's me.
  32. 2 points
    Laayla

    Thoughts 2019

    @laithAlIRAQI Alhamd'Allah 3la salamah, brother. Make sure everyday you put sadaqa. Sadaqa tadf3 al bala2 Believe me brother there are no accidents, just lessons to learn from. Don't let material things stand between other human beings. Whatever happened, happened. Insh'Allah khayr.
  33. 2 points
    Salam alaikum all, I'm back again, hoping that you didn't miss me too much. Life has been quite difficult and taxing recently. It is sometimes quite stressful being a practicing Muslim in the Western university environment. I will be posting here periodically with some of my questions and requests for advice. Actually, I don't think I need much advice, but I feel that I am in need of reconnecting with the religious community here. Sometimes all that I need is a little reassurance and positive words. I miss you all and the positive impact you had on my life. Please keep me in your prayers.
  34. 2 points
    Laayla

    Men with One Testicle

    @Khazim If money is not an issue for you, hire a lawyer and take her behind to court. This is the only language snakes understand.
  35. 2 points
    May these shahids rest all in peace in heaven . https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.United Kingdom/news/amp/world-middle-east-47231959
  36. 2 points
    AmirioTheMuzzy

    Namaz Of Fatimah (s.a.)

    According to al-Islam.org, calling upon the Prophet and the Imams is allegorical, not literal. These people are the closest to Allah, and they enjoy a special status with Him, so calling upon them means calling upon Allah for the sake of those whom He loves. https://www.al-Islam.org/inquiries-about-Shia-Islam-Sayyid-moustafa-al-qazwini/calling-upon-Prophet-and-Imams-help Citations: 1. Noble Qur’an, 28:15 2. Ibn Majah; Tirmidhi, al-Nisa’I; “al-Husn al-Hasin” Ibn al-Juzri 3. al-Samhudi, Shifa’ al-Asqam 4. Noble Qur’an, 2:45 5. Noble Qur’an, 3:169 6. Noble Qur’an, 2:154
  37. 2 points
    Just finished Informer on Prime. 8/10. Informer is a complex, character-driven thriller about Raza, a young second generation British-Pakistani man from East London who is coerced by Gabe, a Counter-Terrorism Officer into informing for him. Gabe, who has a past he wants to remain secret, is joined by Holly, his new and ambitious partner whose endless curiosity becomes a threat to him. As the central counter-terrorism investigation heats up, the stakes for all three, their families and relationships, get higher and higher.
  38. 1 point
    Ya Ali Madad (عليه السلام) M going to be a one lucky man who is visiting holy places of Karbala insh Allah next month in first week. I need some guidance for that..Need some guidance about these 3 things. 1.What is the proper way to do ziaraats..praying nawafils? Reciting ziaraat on every shrine of ahlebaits (عليه السلام)? 2.How to pray for health..I am so skinny..I tried too much things here in pak..how to pray for health there. 3..what are the precautions to do ziaraat in proper way..I mean what should be avoided there that I don't waste my actions (amaals). Thanks
  39. 1 point
    Akbar673

    The Firestorm on Ilhan Omar

    AIPAC 2019 Briefing Book This is a link to the AIPAC briefing book that is passed out to all members of Congress, regardless of whether they are on the AIPAC payroll or not. Read it if you want, but after I read it I felt the need to go take a shower because its just a filthy document. Also, here is a link to a Twitter feed by @AdyBarkan. He is a Jew that was working on the staff of a Democratic candidate running for office in 2006. It talks about how AIPAC makes their way into even the smallest elections via donations and then manipulates the candidates into either supporting AIPAC or otherwise it starts funding money to their opponent and thus ensuring a loss for the candidate. Interesting, that a Jew is slamming AIPAC like this but as I mentioned before there are a lot of moderate Jews that are slamming AIPAC lately.
  40. 1 point
    Haji 2003

    Sad news

    Happy days:
  41. 1 point
    Mohamed1993

    The Firestorm on Ilhan Omar

    No, it isn't that I have to agree with the person on everything, but the damage done by Republican policies will be a lot worse. It's not about allegiance. You could make the argument that if I don't vote at all, I would've cost a democrat a vote and maybe could've gotten a child separated from their parent at the border and held in detention, or I could've helped starve someone in Yemen/Iran who wouldn't have starved otherwise because of less brutal sanctions or milder support from the US, etc. Politics isn't black and white. Normally I would vote green actually, they are even further to the left of the democrats, but if Omar was a candidate in my district, I would vote for her. There's no room for Muslims otherwise in US politics. The republicans will probably throw a fit at the idea of having a Muslim candidate run for president even after the big deal they made about Obama, so the only other option is democrats or green (but they aren't mainstream enough to have enough of an impact).
  42. 1 point
    power

    Why do some sunnis hate shias?

    Israel sinister motives is evident, Azerbaijan as an ally of Israel works for them a so called Shia country on the border with Iran its works 100% strategically for Israel . Israel isn't really allies with any Muslim nation, its allies with the traitorous leaders of certain Muslim nations. Also Azerbaijan's location makes it a natural back door into Iran, There has been reports suggesting that all of Israel covert espionage activities are being conducted against Iran were were based in Azerbaijan, including the assassination of the nuclear scientist. The Iranians ministry have accused Azerbaijan of collaborating with Israel so their motive is clear. Anyway, what intrigues me about your response is how you disguise Shia persecution as being "Political Wars," though on surface it appears "Political War" for a layman, but don't become disillusioned by such nonsense. One or two individuals being killed in Sunni countries it can be deemed as sectarian, but a systematic pogrom against the Shia which has so far taken the lives of hundred of thousand over decades, by banned organisations, which operate with almost total impunity. The governments of these Sunni countries has proved unable to protect the victims of these merciless killings why is that ? And why is still happening? In what frame of mind did you think the the genocide of Shias over many decades it deemed as political ?
  43. 1 point
    Akbar673

    The Firestorm on Ilhan Omar

    There's lawsuits being filed in almost every state in opposition of this law. American are claiming its a denial of their Right to Free Speech to not be able to criticize the actions of a Foreign Power. This is going to become a landmark issue that will further weaken the Israeli hold on American Govt. As I mentioned above, its Moderate Jews that are leading the charge on this as well because they now have a reason to speak out against Israel's treatment of Palestine.
  44. 1 point
    Akbar673

    The Firestorm on Ilhan Omar

    I've really become a fan of Ilhan Omar over the last few weeks. What's really become interesting and eye opening is, as a result of her calling out AIPAC as being the vehicle through which Zionists buy up politicians, is that there have a been a mountain of moderate Jews out there on Social Media and in Jewish media that are agreeing with Ilhan's comment. Not just regular Jews but also Jews in Journalism, Media, as well as Jews that are serving in Congress such as Rep. Max Rose from NY (who incidentally was the first to deem her tweet as feeding into the belief that Jews use money to advance their interests) who after meeting with Ilhan to discuss the Tweet walked out her office, met with reporters and stated that he accepted her apology, that they spoke and discussed the topic and that he looks forward to working with her in the future. After saying that, he then slammed the media for trying to make more out of it than it actually was and accusing them of only attacking Ilhan and not having attacked Rep. Kevin McCarthy (who started this whole scenario in the first place, most probably at the behest of AIPAC, Sheldon Adelson and/or Haim Saban or even all three combined) for slamming Jews as bribing politicians earlier on in another Tweet. He also stated that a criticism of Israel is not anti-semitic. The hashtag #IstandwithIlhan is trending on Twitter and the majority of the posters are Jews who disagree with the Zionist mentality. Not too dissimilar to how moderate Muslims have a serious problem with Wahabbis but just never had an event that would require them to voice their opinion such as this was. They don't consider a criticsm of Israel's policies to be deemed Anti-Semitic. You'd be surprised, as I was, as to how many morderate Jews stand with Palestine. This is a major shift due to her Tweet. Even her apology has led to many Jews claiming that she had no reason to apologize, and the ones that did take offense to the Tweet are accepting her apology and agreeing that Israel needs to change its inhuman policy towards Palestine. A few years ago, this would never have happened. I think the fact that we have a progressive minded Muslim in Congress who speaks and carries herself with class and civility is a fantastic thing. Also, she treats everyone with akhlaq, both in person and on Social Media, which only confirms to everyone why akhlaq was such an important quality with the Ahle Bayt (عليه السلام), its a weapon of immeasurable power. I'm really eager to see where Ilhan being in Congress takes us. If things go in the current direction that they are in now we could be seeing a lot of positive things coming out of it.
  45. 1 point
    It is absurd to assume that God would play such far fetched childish number games depending on some "Jafr" codes. You can infact make such extrapolations based on numbers in any book for anything. The fact that is evident to anyone with an objective mind is that the Qur'an is severely deprived of the Shia narrative of Islam and there is hardly any single verse which unequivocally supports the Shia tenets of dispute with the Sunnis.
  46. 1 point
    Only the first Takbeer to start your prayer is wajib, but the rest of the takbeers are all mustahab and can be said during Sujoud or while rising after sujoud.
  47. 1 point
    Warilla

    Reliability of Shia Hadith Tradition

    Some points are valid. Sunni Hadith predate 12er and they have a more robust rijal system.....but they still have a huge problem. And its to do with falliblity of humans. There infallible chain ends with our Prophet Zaidi chain ends with Imam Hussein Yours ends with Imam Mahdi So Sunni sahih hadith are about 250 years after an infallible Ours (zaidi) about 80 years after an infallible Yours no gap as you have letters during minor occultation So if you can proove infalliblity of 12 Imams you actually have the strongest chain Where Sunnis have a huge margin for error.
  48. 1 point
    Laayla

    Making Dua For Each Other

    Bismehe Ta3ala Assalam Alikum sister @Hameedeh & whoever reads this Du32 to help this wretched person (me) have 'aql, strength, courage to help me break my bad habits once and for all. On the occasion of the birth of rahmatoun Lil 3Laveen, Rasoul Allah, whose soul still lives amongst us to shower me with his mercy and the capability to be strong to seek a healthier lifestyle. I can't do it without Rasoul Allah's blessings. Ya habibi ya Rasoul Allah. Salam Allah 3leeq ya habib! Sister, were you able to find your own place. Every few months you really always moving. May Allah swt give you rizk to have a place of your own soon. M3 Salamah, Fe Amin Allah
  49. 1 point
    Qa'im

    Respect Words

    We often mumble, curse, use slang words, and say anything that comes to mind, but Allah and His Messenger continuously gave words their needed reverence. The Quran starts with the command to read (iqra'). Allah could have revealed the teachings of Islam directly to our minds, but instead, He chose to present these teachings in the form of speech and written word. Allah brought about the creation with the word "be!" When Allah created Adam, He taught him all of the names (2:31), and Adam thereafter taught the names to the angels. Allah distinguishes humans with their ability to articulate their thoughts and feelings (55:3-4). While some animals share some characteristics with humans, nothing can be compared to the complexity of human speech. When Moses became a prophet, he first prayed for the ability to speak clearly (20:25-28), and Allah granted that to him so that he may succeed in his mission. Allah's favour on Moses was that He spoke directly to him. Lady Mary vowed to fast from words (19:26), yet we feel comfortable running our mouths all the time. The Messenger of Allah (s) said that he had been commissioned with "succinct language" (جوامع الكلم); expressions that are comprehensive yet condensed, designed to deliver full meanings with few words. As a Prophet with a weighty assignment, he made sure that his words were unambiguous and direct, yet eloquent and nuanced at the same time. Imam `Ali [a] said to his scribe, "Put cotton flake in the inkpot, keep the nib of your pen long, leave space between lines, and close up the letters, because this is good for the beauty of the writing." 315. وَ قَالَ عليه السلامة لِكَاتِبِهِ عُبَيْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ أَبِى رَافِعٍ: أَلِقْ دَوَاتَكَ وَ أَطِلْ جِلْفَةَ قَلَمِكَ وَ فَرِّجْ بَيْنَ السُّطُورِ وَ قَرْمِطْ بَيْنَ الْحُرُوفِ فَإِنَّ ذَلِكَ أَجْدَرُ بِصَبَاحَةِ الْخَطِّ . Imam Ja`far [a] said, "Write 'In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful' with your finest handwriting, and do not extend the ba', so that the seen may be lifted." Meaning, make the seen visible, and do not extend the ba' to the meem as done in shorthand. اكتب بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم من أجود كتابك ولا تمد الباء حتى ترفع السين Imam Ja`far also said, "Express our words clearly, for we are an eloquent people." أعربوا كلامنا فإنا قوم فصحاء Words constitute the shahada, words constitute salat, and words constitute du`a'. Since Allah has honoured the spoken word, it's time that we do the same: Think before you speak. Speak the truth. Maintain your promises. Practice silence. Keep the tasbeehat and salawat on your tongue. Give each vowel, letter, word, and sentence its haq. Write your words legibly. Beautify your expression. Your mouth is like a womb that gives birth to meaning, so take care of your offspring, because they will represent you in your absence.
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