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    AStruggler @AStruggler "Dw I gotcha"
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    One should always take the side of the person who is being oppressed.
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    New weird tax in Pakistan

    This is very common in the West, they call it a sin tax aswell. Sometimes it is even applied to junk food. We have it in Canada. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin_tax
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    New weird tax in Pakistan

    I like that word gunah meaning sin. They should have the same for other crimes too such as racism and religious discrimination lol
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    Tawheed in action .

    There is only one Act. It is Eternal because it is His very Being. There is no act but His. This Act is entirely free of restrictions and limitations. This is a truly free Act. God is not an arbitrary decision maker.
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    Abu Hadi

    Thoughts on r/Islam?

    Because it isn't. 99.999% of Sunni Muslims have nothing to do with Terrorism. That is a fact. The few that do, like ISIS are terrorists who claim Islam, not Sunni Muslims who do terrorism. If you are going to spout a hypothesis, at least have some real facts to back it up. These terrorist groups who claim Islam were created by Non Muslims, to serve the interests of Non Muslims. They have nothing to do with Islam, either Shia or Sunni.
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    I don’t have a community and people who know me know that I am married and people who don’t know me don’t care if I am married or not to begin with. My wife don’t find it disrespectful that I don’t wear a wedding ring, nor do I find her disrespectful towards me for not wearing one. I trust her and she trusts me, nobody can forcefully marry me. As far as wearing a ring wont harm me, I do wear a aqiq ring when I am not working, since It could harm my hand to wear a ring while I work. Anyways, if you want to wear a wedding ring or not its your own business. I don’t think wearing the work clothes (suits) of the work place you are employed at is the same thing as adapting your traditions to them. Its not really an accurate comparison in my opinion. Otherwise one could argue that we should get married in churches with white princess dresses and tacky wedding cakes as thats what the majority of people do where some of us live. Dress out for halloween, celebrate xmas, easter, etc, etc.
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    What is Shia view on Rumi.

    Salam, Spirituality / mystic and philosophy are part of Islamic knowledge. Just as humans have different languages to communicate and to express their views, Rumi has his own ways to express his love toward Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). When a person expresses his love to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), we are with him. When he expresses his love to Prophet and Ahlul Bayt, we are with him. If he expresses his love to those who are not aligned with Ahlul Bayt, we will screen his expression...it is pure love or taqqiya. If it is taqqiya, then it is different story. When a Shia discusses with a Sunni, the Shia will quote hadiths from Sunni sources to make his point clear, even though the hadith was transmitted through Abu Huraira. But, in reality a Shia will not put his trust on Abu Huraira. This is taqiyya. What it important is the message, not who transmitted it. And to allow a smooth discussion and to prove point. Whether Rumi was using taqqiya because of his situation, then it is upto to the readers to investigate. Many Sufis, love Ali and love Abu Bakr too. If he truly love both Ali and Abu Bakr with full sincerity, and not taqqiya, then that love has gone wrong. But, if he live among Sunnis and he wants to be accepted by them, so that he gets the chance to tell Sunnis about how great Ali is... then it is different story. Because a Sunni will not tolerate if a Sufi / Shia telling them that Ali is much much greater than Abu Bakr.
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    Yesterday as I was scrolling Youtube, I came across yet another Ex-Muslim video Anyway, this particular one by a very popular Youtuber Apostate Prophet was on the Indian resistance/objection to Islam following centuries of subjugation and oppression, etc, which contrasted European Christendom which eventually expelled or fought off Muslim occupants and invaders. Now I know the online comments section is not the greatest indicator as to how a general population thinks about certain issues...or maybe it is, due to the anonymity it affords users. But honestly, all I saw was pure hatred, a unified, shared hostility by Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Jews and Athiests from around the world, all directed at Islam and Muslims. Are we really in unprecedented times of the world being against Islam? Or has this always been there just not as organised and interconnected due to current information technology? It honestly is quite bleak and depressing seeing as we are so singled out. Granted, there are many Muslims not doing us any favours with the atrocities and crimes they carry out in the name of Islam. But seriously, it is quite sad really though I do recall this narration, not sure if there is a similar one in Shi'I narrations: The Messenger of God said: The nations are about to flock against you [the Muslims] from every horizon, just as hungry people flock to a kettle. We said: O Messenger of God, will we be few on that day? He said: No, you will be many in number, but you will be scum, like the scum of a flash-flood, without any weight, since fear will be removed from the hearts of your enemies, and weakness (wahn) will be placed in your hearts. We said: O Messenger of God, what does the word wahn mean? He said: Love of this world, and fear of death.
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    Urwatul Wuthqa

    New weird tax in Pakistan

    In order to boost the health sector, the federal government has decided to impose ‘gunah tax’ on cigarettes. https://dunyanews.tv/en/Pakistan/468926-Govt-impose-gunah-tax-cigarettes
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    Salam, It's quite interesting how some people don't realize that the knowledge of Allah is eternal. It's very hard to digest this. Allah didn't create humans, in a sense that at one point in time, something was added to his knowledge. This is not a God we worship whose knowledge is limited. Therefore, it just destroys these pointless questions people may ask "but if Allah knows the outcome, then why did he create us?". The thing to keep in mind is that Allah doesn't go through a thinking process like we do. Unfortunately people may have doubts by always comparing their own selves to Allah. However, some people may question Allahs wisdom since he had always known. What are your thoughts on this?
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    Gaius I. Caesar

    Thoughts on r/Islam?

    Not true, they are indeed Muslim. Just horribly misguided and twisted by self-righteousness, politics and hate, plus their own self-serving interests. The only reason foreign powers lend weapons to them is they share a common enemy. e.g. Taliban and US verses the USSR in Afghanistan.
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    Congratulations to the ShiaChat Member of the Week! @AStruggler https://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235035410-shiachat-member-of-the-week/?page=6&tab=comments#comment-3201117
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    Never go by the online comments section on anything. Its never a fair and balanced reflection of all opinions on the topic. Its always flooded by those that want to spread fitna and discord. Its only for haters. Have you ever done a search for videos, or posts that are support Muslim unity posted by Non-Muslims? You'd be surprised at the results. Also, keep in mind that those that wish to forment hate and division are the ones that post the most material, because their entire purpose is foster hate and violence. Not only with Non-Muslims but also within Muslims themselves by creating fear and resentment by Muslims towards others by making them think the world hates Muslims. A non-hater has no need to post anything because their goal is not to spread propoganda, nor do they have a need to voice their opinions because they are not consumed with hate or any other nefarious agenda. The entire non-Muslim world does not hate us. Its just those with a political agenda or a religious agenda that flood the internet with their lies and hatred. Normal people don't have a need or desire to share their opinions with the world. Well, if all you are seeing is hatred and negativity then you'll start thinking the entire world has that opinion. Natural reaction. However, as I said below the internet is not a true reflection of what humanity really thinks and feels. and which religion does not carry out atrocities and crimes which they ignorantly believe to be in the name of their faith? Christians? Jews? Muslims? Hindus? A simple study of history will show zealots and extremists exist and existed, as well as will exist, in every faith. Its the most easily manipulatable quality in a person who's proper religious knowledge is lacking as well as their intellectual ability to comprehend the teaching of that faith. Most extremists are people that are poorly educated on not educated at all.
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    Thoughts 2019

    Ten days at one location, per Sayyid Sistani https://www.Sistani.org/english/book/48/2250/
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    Tawheed in action .

    Free Will To Mankind Surah Yunus, 10 :108 Qul yaaa-’ay-yu-han-naasu qad-jaaa-’akumul-Haq-qu mir-Rab-bi-kum! Fa-manih-tadaa fa-’in-namaa yah-tadii li-nafsih; wa man-zal-la fa-’in-namaa ya-zil-lu ‘alay-haa: wa maaa ’ana ‘alay-kum bi-wakiil. 108. Say (O Prophet): “O mankind! The truth from your Sustainer has now come unto you. Whoever, therefore, chooses to follow the right path, follows it but for his own good; and whoever chooses to go astray, goes but astray to his own hurt. And I am not responsible for your conduct.”
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    Tawheed in action .

    May be both of you are right.Defnitely it's not fit for Allah to digest or reproduce. May be by digest or eating needs power to act.And we know there is no power that' exists except Allah's. So that sense he might mean . Just like knowledge and Beauty we have is not ours but Allahs in reality.
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    This is precisely the reason why we need to act according to the divine judgement. Because we all have our own definition of right/wrong and good/bad. And that has been my message in this thread, that until we haven't had divine judgement on these new acts that we've introduced into our communities, there's no way of knowing whether they're accepted or not. Let me put it another way. There's a 50/50 chance that the new act is seen as good or bad. Until the divine eyes don't tell us, we won't know for sure. Surely it's better to play it safe than sorry. The second problem is with limits. People transgress the limits be it with or without ignorance. The third problem is with extremes. People are constantly pushing the extremes in their acts, which then becomes normal. Til they push it to a new extreme and the cycle continues. The fourth problem is perception. Am I doing justice to the religion for which I'm an ambassador. All this then leads to further disunity we have in our communities with groups bashing and labelling one another. So my stance is simple; Stick to what's been prescribed. Religion is not our playground for us to do anything we like. Is a very serious matter and we need to be careful what we endorse. Fi Amanillah
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    She seemed unrepentent, I remember the first interview, the journalist had to really press her to get her to say sorry when asked if she has anything to say to her family. First thing she said was along the lines that she needs their help in coming back. Ultimately I think Home Office will lose (I also think Sajid Javid is trying to score points as a potential Tory leader). The most they are hoping to achieve is to make it difficult and buy time, make her work for her right to cone back via appeals, etc. Or in the hope that Holland, where her IS husband is from will take her. Maybe one of these feminist Scandi countries can offer her asylum? Bangladesh rightly does not want to know. The kid should be taken away from her. Her mind is not all there. She still refers to IS as "dawlah", so the conditioning is strong. What dawlah? They have like a tiny village left.
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    Bismehe Ta3ala, Assalam Alikum. Brother Soroush, Taqiyah is done when your life is in danger or fear of something awful will happen to you because of your love for Amir al Mo2mineen. Lying is permissible in Islam in certain circumstances. It is worth mentioning that sometimes telling a lie is permissible and even necessary. The late Allamah Majlisi has written: “Some scholars have said: telling lies is not forbidden by itself, rather it is forbidden because it entails losses. Hence, if it entails no loss, or if it entails benefits for human beings, it is not only not unlawful, but recommended and sometimes obligatory. Examples on this are that when you make peace between two persons. When you play a trick on the enemy in Jihad … and when you ward off a loss from yourself or another Muslim whether it is a life loss or something financial or related to the honor of some one. Moralists have considered all these cases as exceptions. https://www.al-Islam.org/taqwa-piety-advice-ahl-al-bayt-sayyed-hussain-tooyserkani/33-telling-lies Otherwise Rasoul Allah and Ahlul Bayt say always tell the truth, otherwise you are not from us. Telling Lies 'Anas-ibn-Mlaik narrates from the Messenger of Allah (S) who said: "Accept six things from me, then I will accept (and guarantee) the entrance of Heaven for you: 1. When you speak, tell no lies. 2. When you promise, do not break it. 3. When you are trusted (by others), be honest. 4. Lower your eyes (from committing sin). 5. Guard your modesty. 6. Hold your hands and tongues." Khisal al-Saduq, p. 321 Imam Abi-Muhammad-al-al-’Askari, the eleventh Imam, (‘a) said: "Wickedness was put inside a house, and the key (of its door) was rendered to be lies." Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 72, p. 263 Imam Sajjad (‘a) said: "Avoid telling lies irrespective of small or great, whether it is in earnest or joking, because when a person tells a lie in small (things), he dares to tell a lie in great things, too." Tuhaful-Uqul, p. 201 Once Imam Amir-ul-Mu'mineen ‘Ali (‘a) was asked about the distance between the truth and untruth and, while he (‘a) was showing the distance between his eye and ear with his four fingers in order to illustrate this distance as his answer, he said: "What your eyes see is 'truth' and what your ears hear is for the most part 'untruth'." Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 75, p. 196 Imam al-Baqir (‘a) said: "Verily, Allah, the exalted, has put some locks on vices, the key of which He has put in wine, but the vice of lying is worse than wine." Al-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 339 Imam Ridha’ (‘a) said: "Be truthful and avoid telling lies." Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 78, p. 347
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    Urwatul Wuthqa

    What is Shia view on Rumi.

    I request you to clarify this "if". God loves everything? إِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يُحِبُّ الْمُعْتَدِينَ وَاللّهُ لاَ يُحِبُّ الفَسَادَ وَاللّهُ لاَ يُحِبُّ كُلَّ كَفَّارٍ أَثِيمٍ فَإِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يُحِبُّ الْكَافِرِينَ وَاللّهُ لاَ يُحِبُّ الظَّالِمِينَ إِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يُحِبُّ مَن كَانَ خَوَّانًا أَثِيمًا لاَّ يُحِبُّ اللّهُ الْجَهْرَ بِالسُّوَءِ مِنَ الْقَوْلِ إِلاَّ مَن ظُلِمَ إِنَّهُ لاَ يُحِبُّ الْمُسْرِفِينَ إِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يُحِبُّ الخَائِنِينَ إِنَّهُ لاَ يُحِبُّ الْمُسْتَكْبِرِينَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ كُلَّ خَوَّانٍ كَفُورٍ وَاللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ كُلَّ مُخْتَالٍ فَخُورٍ
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    Urwatul Wuthqa

    What is Shia view on Rumi.

    I have heard about him a lot, not yet got the opportunity to study his poetry in detail. Personally, I have not a great deal of interest in reading poetry, my reading preference is Qur'an & Hadith along with science and engineering books.
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    It might have been silver coated, did it have a stamp on it? Try with a magnet next time, silver shouldnt be magnetic.
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    Tawheed in action .

    Iblis was control of his emotion and thoughts for eon until he was ordered by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) to bow down, his emotion and thoughts did not comply Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) commands this was his fatal mistake an act that was based upon his own reasoning and not that of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), his disobedience was his choice and that of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Similarly mankind also have a choice to be guided or not they have a choice. There are many references in the Holy Qur'an that mankind is tested, Iblis was tested and he failed, and mankind will also fail, not because Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) wanted them to its because of their choices, this why Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) had created heaven and hell.
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    Thoughts 2019

    @rkazmi33 sister calm down and think of the story of our own Prophet (saww) and him marrying Lady Khadija (sa). Money isn't everything to some people, and that is a good thing.
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    Tawheed in action .

    Because there is nothing to “justify” unless you INSIST on view the situation ONLY with respect to God’s legislative command. You must see both sides. There isn’t just a legislative command, there is also an existentiating command. And the two should not be conflated. The discussion of justice vs injustice is only relevant to God’s legislation, not in His to His granting of existence to things.
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    You don't need to show it or wear it, it is just a western culture.
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    Marriage advice

    Oh my. Its clear that you are putting in more effort to make this relationship succeed than he is. Keep an eye on this for the forseeable future to see if this changes for the better, if it doesn't then you might want to consider ending the engagement. He's being hypocritical about this. He is asking you to do that which he is unwilling to do himself. That's not a good sign at all, that's a reflection of how he is as a person. People with that mindset are domineering about getting what they wish without doing anything from their end of it. This will reflected in all of their approaches to things in life. Not a team mentality by any definition. He's insecure as well as domineering. When you pull away he gets scared and comes running back. This is an even more dangerous quality than being domineering because insecurity drives men to become even more autoritarian and dictatorial due to them being afraid of being compared to men who are more successful, better looking or accomplished. Eventually, his insecurity will ask you to drop out of school and be nothing other than a housewife that stays indoors cooking, cleaning and taking care of the kids. He will also complain that you aren't doing a good enough job on anything because subconsciously it will make feel like he is better than what he actually is because he's pointing out your flaws. Agreed. based on what I have read in your latest posts, I'm not entirely sure I agree with you on this. Criticism, whether its hidden under an attempt to be humorous or not, is a sign of her viewing what she sees as a flaw or weakness in you. Why on Earth someone would want to take shots at the future spouse of their son is beyond me. If my son was getting married, I would make every effort to make the girl feel as happy and welcomed as possible into our family. No one is perfect, least of all me, that I can pass judgment on someone else's flaws. Least of all a young girl that is leaving her home to marry my son and become a part of my family. Again, please see above. This is not a healthy way to start a relationship with anyone leave alone a Daughter In Law. Not a good sign by any stretch because if she's saying this to you already when you are only engaged, you can expect her to say it in a more direct tone after the wedding. She doesn't have the appropriate level of respect for you. This is a very troubling series of events that you are presenting now. None of it is good in my opinion. and there it is...After reading this from you, I feel comfortable in telling you to end this engagement. As a Father of a daughter my biggest fear is that she will marry a man that will make her unhappy. That fear keeps me up at night because I've seen first hand how cruel and hurtful the wrong type of man can be and the sadness and despair it brings onto a woman. If you were my daughter I would end this engagement with no regrets. This is not the man, nor the family, which will bring you the happiness that you deserve. Time to end this and go find the man, and family, that will love and accept you for who you are. Think of this as a learning experience to help you on your way.
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    Need duas

    Ironically the only bit I understood was "misunderstandings"
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    My wife wears hijab so people don’t approach her like that to begin with, nor does she work with men. Also she can just wear one of the other rings I have given her on that finger if she wants to. Women don’t approach me for marriage on the streets, nor do I work with women, so I don’t have that "problem" in my life, unfortunately.
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    And my brotherly advise for you brother is that try to limit yourself to the level where you have access. You don't have access to the hearts of any human being, don't claim or portray that you have knowledge of unseen or you know the secrets of the hearts. We cannot know whether a person doing prostration to Allah in salah or not. We don't know the hypocrites, they all prostrate before Allah in salah, recites kalima. For me, claiming that fulan is worshiping the Alam or Zuljanah while that fulan condemns the allegation, it is a sin.
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    I have bought my wife rings and other jewelry but we did not exchange any rings when we got married, its not the sunnah of Rasulullah(S) nor his Ahlul Bayt(عليه السلام).
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    Due to the high price of real diamonds (or refusing to have a real diamond mined by slave labor), some are opting for a lab created diamond (cz, cubic zirconia). I have heard that a 3/4 carat cz is a very believable size. A 1 carat cz is probably the popular size, but not believable if the husband could not possibly afford a real 1 carat diamond.
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    Illegitimate Children

    There is tax benefit to marriage only for wealthier people. For lower middle class and poor Americans, marriage increases the tax burden. Taxes are actually the biggest reason to not legally marry, among families that I know.
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    Dirilis Ertegrul on Netflix
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    Zero.I got married without any diamonds. OMG!! Was my marriage valid?!?!?
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    ShiaChat Member of the Week!

    Propaganda_of_the_Deed @Propaganda_of_the_Deed "Gif game, strong!"
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    It is certainly a time of mass apostasy. They were less common before, but they were there, and they mostly kept to themselves. The internet enabled people with doubts in one community to connect and organize with people from other countries. There have always been secular / non-practicing Muslims, but now they have the room to come out of the closet completely and organize themselves. I don't use the label ex-Muslim, because you're either a Muslim or not. Most atheists and agnostics don't call themselves ex-Christians. The ex-Muslim label is designed to be subversive, and get attention, and give onlookers the impression that this person has special insight on Islam. For the most part, these apostates were unknown in the Muslim community, and were probably already secular; all they needed was a little push. And with the rise of atheism, academia (which is predicated on naturalism), radical feminism, LGBT rights, hook-up culture, drug normalization, and "live and let live" lifestyles, they got the push that they needed. This is the weakest and most divided the Muslim Umma has ever been, so many just want to latch onto alternative narratives and powers. I probably know about a dozen or so apostates in my immediate circle, and maybe 50 or 60 Muslims who stopped practicing altogether. It's a big problem where I live. I don't give up on them, but one category are just foam that will go wherever the sea will take them, while the other (smaller) category are vile, destructive people.
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    Please let me help you

    It truly is a bitter feeling being pushed away when all you want to do is help. Some will refuse to open up in hope that we remain happy. Little do they know that by putting on a blindfold it makes us feel worse.
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    Meaning of Innovation

    Salam from Islamic viewpoint Innovation “Bid’ah “ means that we change principle rules & Sunnah after prophet (pbu) time for example in Hajj instead of seven time Tawaf you do it 8 time or 6 time on your desire wich causes breaking rules & misleading people . Or creating new rules from yourself afterti,e of prophet (pbu) for example you do Salat ul Layl in congregation instead praying alone. Innovation “Bid’ah “ in Isalm
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    My mother insults me.

    I am sorry to hear this. It's a very difficult situation to be in and I know you must be hurting but with our parents we do not have a choice.We can't leave them nor can we yell back at them. Next time try saying 'Mum, I will try to do better'. It will stop the things from escalating.
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    Sheikh Saduq has narrated a hadith in his book "Khisal" from Imam Sadiq (pbuh) in which he says: "When Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى created the earth, he created seven worlds in it (and made each one extinct); none of those worlds [generations] were of Prophet Adam’s generation. Allah created all of them from the earth’s crust and brought them one after another, and created a world for each one after the other, until He created Prophet Adam and ramified his generation from him.” For example there is a hadith narrated in "Tafsir Ayyashi" that reads: “Hesham ibn Salem says that Imam Sadiq (as) said: "If the angels hadn't seen the humans that shedded blood then why did they say " أَ تَجْعَلُ فِیها مَنْ یُفْسِدُ فِیها وَ یَسْفِکُ الدِّماءَ " [5] ". [6] (They have had to seen humans before to claim that humans shed blood, if not why would they ask Allah why he was creating such creatures?). For example Sheikh Saduq narrates a hadith from Imam Sadiq (as) in his book Tawhid in which the Imam explains: "You may assume that God has not created any humans other than you, but this is not true because he has created thousands of thousands of humans before you and you are the last generation of humans". [9] There is also another hadith in Khisal by Imam Sadiq (as) that says: "Allah has created twelve thousand worlds and every one of them is bigger than the seven skies and seven earths together, none of the people of these worlds ever think that Allah has created any other worlds". [10] Was Prophet Adam the eighth person to live on earth?
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    Salam brother Tawheed313 1) Jinn don't have blood. Animals don't do corruption in the Earth. They eat what they need. Here is an aya explaining there were other beings before us: وَإِذْ قَالَ رَبُّكَ لِلْمَلَٰٓئِكَةِ إِنِّى جَاعِلٌۭ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ خَلِيفَةًۭ ۖ قَالُوٓا۟ أَتَجْعَلُ فِيهَا مَن يُفْسِدُ فِيهَا وَيَسْفِكُ ٱلدِّمَآءَ وَنَحْنُ نُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدِكَ وَنُقَدِّسُ لَكَ ۖ قَالَ إِنِّىٓ أَعْلَمُ مَا لَا تَعْلَمُونَ 002:030 When your Lord said to the angels, ‘Indeed I am going to set a viceroy on the earth,’ they said, ‘Will You set in it someone who will cause corruption in it and shed blood, while we celebrate Your praise and proclaim Your sanctity?’ He said, ‘Indeed I know what you do not know.’ 2) These two ayas hint at other people before us بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ ٱتَّقُوا۟ رَبَّكُمُ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَكُم مِّن نَّفْسٍۢ وَٰحِدَةٍۢ وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالًۭا كَثِيرًۭا وَنِسَآءًۭ ۚ وَٱتَّقُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ ٱلَّذِى تَسَآءَلُونَ بِهِۦ وَٱلْأَرْحَامَ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ عَلَيْكُمْ رَقِيبًۭايَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ ٱعْبُدُوا۟ رَبَّكُمُ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَكُمْ وَٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ004:001 In the Name of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful. O mankind! Be wary of your Lord who created you from a single soul, and created its mate from it, and from the two of them scattered numerous men and women. Be wary of Allah, in whose Name you adjure one another and [of severing ties with] blood relations. Indeed Allah is watchful over you.002:021 O mankind! Worship your Lord, who created you and those who were before you, so that you may be Godwary 3) Here is an aya in which Allah swt informs us of other living creatures in the heaven وَمِنْ ءَايَٰتِهِۦ خَلْقُ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَثَّ فِيهِمَا مِن دَآبَّةٍۢ ۚ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ جَمْعِهِمْ إِذَا يَشَآءُ قَدِيرٌۭ 042:029 Among His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and whatever creatures He has scattered in them, and He is able to gather them whenever He wishes. God >
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    (bismillah) (salam) A collection of ayats from the Quran about calling on and relying on other than Allah عز و جل. All translations by Shakir. Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek. [1:5] And when My servants ask you concerning Me, then surely I am very near; I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he calls on Me, so they should answer My call and believe in Me that they may walk in the right way. [2:186] And there are some among men who take for themselves objects of worship besides Allah, whom they love as they love Allah, and those who believe are stronger in love for Allah and O, that those who are unjust had seen, when they see the chastisement, that the power is wholly Allah's and that Allah is severe in requiting (evil). When those who were followed shall renounce those who followed (them), and they see the chastisement and their ties are cut asunder. And those who followed shall say: Had there been for us a return, then we would renounce them as they have renounced us. Thus will Allah show them their deeds to be intense regret to them, and they shall not come forth from the fire. [2:165-167] Two men of those who feared, upon both of whom Allah had bestowed a favor, said: Enter upon them by the gate, for when you have entered it you shall surely be victorious, and on Allah should you rely if you are believers. [5:23] And if Allah touch you with affliction, there is none to take it off but He; and if He visit you with good, then He has power over all things. [6:17] Say: Tell me if the chastisement of Allah should overtake you or the hour should come upon you, will you call (on others) besides Allah, if you are truthful? Nay, Him you call upon, so He clears away that for which you pray if He pleases and you forget what you set up (with Him). [6:40-41] Say: Who is it that delivers you from the dangers of the land and the sea (when) you call upon Him (openly) humiliating yourselves, and in secret: If He delivers us from this, we should certainly be of the grateful ones. Say: Allah delivers you from them and from every distress, but again you set up others (with Him). [6:63-64] And when they commit an indecency they say: We found our fathers doing this, and Allah has enjoined it on us. Say: Surely Allah does not enjoin indecency; do you say against Allah what you do not know? Say: My Lord has enjoined justice, and set upright your faces at every time of prayer and call on Him, being sincere to Him in obedience; as He brought you forth in the beginning, so shall you also return. [7:28:29] Surely those who are with your Lord are not too proud to serve Him, and they declare His glory and prostrate in humility before Him. [7:206] Those only are believers whose hearts become full of fear when Allah is mentioned, and when His communications are recited to them they increase them in faith, and in their Lord do they trust. [8:2] O Prophet! Allah is sufficient for you and (for) such of the believers as follow you. [8:64] And when affliction touches a man, he calls on Us, whether lying on his side or sitting or standing; but when We remove his affliction from him, he passes on as though he had never called on Us on account of an affliction that touched him; thus that which they do is made fair-seeming to the extravagant. [10:12] And they serve beside Allah what can neither harm them nor profit them, and they say: These are our intercessors with Allah. Say: Do you (presume to) inform Allah of what He knows not in the heavens and the earth? Glory be to Him, and supremely exalted is He above what they set up (with Him). [10:18] He it is Who makes you travel by land and sea; until when you are in the ships, and they sail on with them in a pleasant breeze, and they rejoice, a violent wind overtakes them and the billows surge in on them from all sides, and they become certain that they are encompassed about, they pray to Allah, being sincere to Him in obedience: If Thou dost deliver us from this, we will most certainly be of the grateful ones. Yet when He hath delivered them, behold! they rebel in the earth wrongfully. O mankind! Your rebellion is only against yourselves. (Ye have) enjoyment of the life of the world; then unto Us is your return and We shall proclaim unto you what ye used to do. [10:22-23] Surely those whom you call on besides Allah are in a state of subjugation like yourselves; therefore call on them, then let them answer you if you are truthful. And do not call besides Allah on that which can neither benefit you nor harm you, for if you do then surely you will in that case be of the unjust. And if Allah should afflict you with harm, then there is none to remove it but He; and if He intends good to you there is none to repel His grace; He brings it to whom He pleases of His servants; and He is the Forgiving, the Merciful. [10:106-107] To Him is due the true prayer; and those whom they pray to besides Allah give them no answer, but (they are) like one who stretches forth his two hands towards water that it may reach his mouth, but it will not reach it; and the prayer of the unbelievers is only in error. [13:14] Say: Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth? Say: Allah. Say: Do you take then besides Him guardians who do not control any profit or harm for themselves? Say: Are the blind and the seeing alike? Or can the darkness and the light be equal? Or have they set up with Allah associates who have created creation like His, so that what is created became confused to them? Say: Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the One, the Supreme. [Qur'an 13:16] He said: And who despairs of the mercy of his Lord but the erring ones? [15:56] And those whom they call on besides Allah have not created anything while they are themselves created; [16:20] Say: Call on those whom you assert besides Him, so they shall not control the removal of distress from you nor (its) transference. Those whom they call upon, themselves seek the means of access to their Lord-- whoever of them is nearest-- and they hope for His mercy and fear His chastisement; surely the chastisement of your Lord is a thing to be cautious of. [17:56-57] Say: Call upon Allah or call upon, the Beneficent Allah; whichever you call upon, He has the best names; and do not utter your prayer with a very raised voice nor be silent with regard to it, and seek a way between these. [17:110] And We will bring forth hell, exposed to view, on that day before the unbelievers. They whose eyes were under a cover from My reminder and they could not even hear. What! do then those who disbelieve think that they can take My servants to be guardians besides Me? Surely We have prepared hell for the entertainment of the unbelievers. [18:100-103] And they have taken besides Him gods, who do not create anything while they are themselves created, and they control not for themselves any harm or profit, and they control not death nor life, nor raising (the dead) to life. [25:3] Say: Praise be to Allah and peace on His servants whom He has chosen: is Allah better, or what they associate (with Him)? Is not He (best) Who created the heavens and the earth, and sendeth down for you water from the sky wherewith We cause to spring forth joyous orchards, whose trees it never hath been yours to cause to grow. Is there any Allah beside Allah? Nay, but they are folk who ascribe equals (unto Him)! Or, Who made the earth a resting place, and made in it rivers, and raised on it mountains and placed between the two seas a barrier. Is there a god with Allah? Nay! most of them do not know! Or, Who answers the distressed one when he calls upon Him and removes the evil, and He will make you successors in the earth. Is there a god with Allah? Little is it that you mind! Or, Who guides you in utter darkness of the land and the sea, and Who sends the winds as good news before His mercy. Is there a god with Allah? Exalted by Allah above what they associate (with Him). Or, Who originates the creation, then reproduces it and Who gives you sustenance from the heaven and the earth. Is there a god With Allah? Say: Bring your proof if you are truthful. [27:59-64] You only worship idols besides Allah and you create a lie surely they whom you serve besides Allah do not control for you any sustenance, therefore seek the sustenance from Allah and serve Him and be grateful to Him; to Him you shall be brought back. [29:17] Allah is He Who created you, then gave you sustenance, then He causes you to die, then brings you to life. Is there any of your associate-gods who does aught of it? Glory be to Him, and exalted be He above what they associate (with Him). [30:40] Say: Call upon those whom you assert besides Allah; they do not control the weight of an atom in the heavens or in the earth nor have they any partnership in either, nor has He among them any one to back (Him) up. And intercession will not avail aught with Him save of him whom He permits. Until when fear shall be removed from their hearts, They shall say: What is it that your Lord said? They shall say: The truth. And He is the Most High, the Great. [34:22-23] He causes the night to enter in upon the day, and He causes the day to enter in upon the night, and He has made subservient (to you) the sun and the moon; each one follows its course to an appointed time; this is Allah, your Lord, His is the kingdom; and those whom you call upon besides Him do not control a straw. If you call on them they shall not hear your call, and even if they could hear they shall not answer you; and on the resurrection day they will deny your associating them (with Allah); and none can inform you like the One Who is Aware. [35:13-14] Now, surely, sincere obedience is due to Allah (alone) and (as for) those who take guardians besides Him, (saying), We do not serve them save that they may make us nearer to Allah, surely Allah will judge between them in that in which they differ; surely Allah does not guide him aright who is a liar, ungrateful. [39:3] And should you ask them, Who created the heavens and the earth? They would most certainly say: Allah. Say: Have you then considered that what you call upon besides Allah, would they, if Allah desire to afflict me with harm, be the removers of His harm, or (would they), if Allah desire to show me mercy, be the withholders of His mercy? Say: Allah is sufficient for me; on Him do the reliant rely. [39:38] That is because when Allah alone was called upon, you disbelieved, and when associates were given to Him, you believed; so judgment belongs to Allah, the High, the Great. He it is Who shows you His signs and sends down for you sustenance from heaven, and none minds but he who turns (to Him) again and again. Therefore call upon Allah, being sincere to Him in obedience, though the unbelievers are averse [40:12-14] And your Lord says: Call upon Me, I will answer you; surely those who are too proud for My service shall soon enter hell abased. [40:60] And who is in greater error than he who calls besides Allah upon those that will not answer him till the day of resurrection and they are heedless of their call? And when men are gathered together they shall be their enemies, and shall be deniers of their worshipping (them). [47:5-6] And certainly We created man, and We know what his mind suggests to him, and We are nearer to him than his life-vein. [50:16] Allah, there is no god but He; and upon Allah, then, let the believers rely. [64:13] And give him sustenance from whence he thinks not; and whoever trusts in Allah, He is sufficient for him; surely Allah attains His purpose; Allah indeed has appointed a measure for everything. [65:3] And that the mosques are Allah's, therefore call not upon any one with Allah: And that when the servant of Allah stood up calling upon Him, they wellnigh crowded him (to death). Say: I only call upon my Lord, and I do not associate any one with Him. Say: I do not control for you evil or good. Say: Surely no one can protect me against Allah, nor can I find besides Him any place of refuge: (It is) only a delivering (of communications) from Allah and His messages; and whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger surely he shall have the fire of hell to abide therein for a long time. [72:18-23]
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    Indeed , we should always call upon Allah to receive guidance from him .. his guidance may be send by an Imam ... we can as well call the Imam for help . You have to make the distinction between worship and calling for help. because if calling for help was forbidden , i would never have called my beloved mother to help me when i was a child .. i wouldn't cry for her to come . Allah has created us in such a way that we need each other , we need the Imam to help us .. When we call ''Ya Mahdi adrikni'' , it's as if we are calling ''Ya Mahdi help me overcome this situation because you are the hujjat of Allah that can help me quickly '' or ''Ya Mahdi, insert me in your prayers '' what unifies shiasm is that we have ''hope'' we live for that ''hope'' to come ..we await it .
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    Who is Nafs az Zakiya?

    Muhammad ibn Abdullah popularly known as "al-Nafs al-Zakiyya" was the grand grand son of Imam Hassan. He led an unsuccessful revolt against the Abbasid Caliph Al Mansur. Most of these revolts were rooted in eschatological claims and hence it was a popular myth those days that al-Nafs al-Zakiyya is the Mahdi. You can corelate his name to the name of Mahdi in Hadiths and see how these Hadiths originated or we're forged. Al-Nafs al-Zakiyya tried to imitate the Prophet while he was outnumbered and besieged with his supporters in Madina by the forces of Al Mansur , he claimed that this battle is going to be another "Battle of Ahzaab". So much so that he even made a trench around Madina digging around on the foundations of the trench of the battle of Ahzaab. He was deserted by his loyalists and he ended up getting killed , crucified. Before he got killed , he sold the Prophet's sword to a businessman for 400 coins. Similarly , the myth of " Mahdi's Army with black flags from Khurasan" originated from Abu Muslim Khurassani's army carrying black flags and marching on the Umayyad empire. All these eschatological claims were popularized for political purposes and later on they wormed into our theology and Hadiths. People in millions have perished waiting for a Mahdi , thousands of incidents and events in history have been interpreted as signs of his arrival and we have had in dozens claimants of Mahdi (in both Shia and Sunni realms) but no heavenly figure is going to descend and do all the miraculous stuff Shia and Sunnis claim that he would do
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    She was a 15 year old girl, she deserves another chance. It's shameful of the Brits to revoke her citizenship - she's one of their own and she needs help.
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    Tawheed in action .

    No you didn't got.Every action is of Allah's.It is Shia belief but not common.
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