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  1. 8 points
    I just don't understand how Sunni respect Muawiya. They claim they will reject a hadith if even one narrator is a controversial character. Yet they respect the man who went to war with their 4th righteous caliph.
  2. 6 points
    I love Allah for blessing us with Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and our pious Imams (عليه السلام). I love our Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and the Imams for showing us the Beneficent and Benevolent creator.
  3. 5 points
    And after Abu Hurairah, Ayesha has narrated more hadith than anyone else in their sources - also rebelled against the Imam of the time.
  4. 5 points
    eThErEaL

    Which One Do You Love More: God or...?

    Your love for the Prophet (S) and His Family (عليه السلام) is your love for God.
  5. 4 points
    Interresting!
  6. 4 points
    Ashvazdanghe

    Zaidism

    Salam alraedy many Shia speaker & scholars are condemning building this mausoleum/shrine with a golden dome and golden minarets this accusation is repeating by many anti regime group but I saw the version that is claiming it was American work
  7. 4 points
    Ejaz

    Which One Do You Love More: God or...?

    Salaam Loving the Prophets and Imams and believing in what they preached would be loving Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), as they were His divine representatives on this Earth, a reflection of His holy attributes. Imam Ali (عليه السلام) said “in everything I see, I see Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) before it, in it and after it”. But of course the short answer to your question is Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
  8. 4 points
    Salam Alaikum. My apologies for this long post. I’m too embarrassed to ask any Muslims I know (mostly Sunni) about this in person. I was asked to establish a mutah marriage with a man I met who told me he was single. It began as a way for us to spend time and talk to each other as we really enjoyed being together and our values seemingly aligned. It grew into much more. I had been divorced for about 3 years when we met and he claimed he was divorced for 18 months. I found out he was married when I accidentally called his home phone (Alhamdulillah my wireless system in my car dialed a number I never used) and his wife answered. That evening, I was on my way to the masjid for the Thursday dinner and program for the first time - which was my idea and he had invited himself when I told him I’d arranged for a visit. We had been in a relationship for 5 months, and I was deeply in love with him. I felt terrible for his wife and believed I was tricked into being adulterous which was horrible to deal with. He had mentioned Nikah marriage, moving away together, and I thought we were perfect for each other. His excuse for not letting me visit him in his home was that he was raising his daughters (because his ex wife lived in a different house and his daughters didn’t want to change schools) and he was not ready to tell them about us. I, however, introduced him to my family, my grown children (we are both in our 50s) and was so happy. We had a break up that I’m not proud of in things I said out of anger. We’ve made peace now but we could never be together and he will never find the courage to leave his unhappy marriage. They live in separate rooms and rarely speak. A month before I found out, I had asked for my mutah ‘time back’ when I read that our contract was done incorrectly (no end date stated) and he hadn’t paid my request in over 4 months, which was a weekend away together. We re-established the contract with a 3 month end date and a small amount of money as the ‘dowry’. We never made it to the end as I found out shortly thereafter. I was a believer in One God before I met him- forever really- and was raised as a Catholic (with many questions). He introduced me to Islam and once I started reading about it I couldn’t stop! I’ve always searched for truth and prayed to God for guidance and discernment. Those have always been my prayers. This man I was with did not initially know the level of my interest in Islam and my quest for learning more. My journey towards prayer, recitation and adopting Muslim practices- which is still ongoing- is another story, however. Im grateful that I was introduced to the Qur'an, even by someone who continually lied so I would not break up with him. He is sorry and I believe him. The whole thing caused so much pain and betrayal but I’m not his judge and I need to focus on my own path right now. I’m now moving out of state to be closer to my family and doubt that we will ever speak to or see each other again. I have questions about Islam and the details around mutah is one of these questions. Is it Islamically ok for a man to deceive a ‘mutah wife’ like this? He made it sound like it was a ‘prequel’ to a real marriage. I’m trying to separate my disappointment in him and my interest in Islam. I’ve learned that Allah is my only true ‘love’ and now see this experience as a valuable lesson but question how it could be allowable to hurt someone through a mutah marriage, regardless of religious affiliation. He insisted that ‘everything was Islamically correct’ so my concern around committing adultery was unfounded. I feel like he used me. Does Islam allow this? Thank you and Salam to all of you!
  9. 4 points
    Sumerian

    What do you guys think of this??

    lol its a video with only 1K views posted 6 years ago. Not everything has a zionist hand behind it, anyone with a computer and basic video making skills who has read a few books can make a video like this. If a zionist hand was behind this then it failed badly because no one has even seen this video. lol
  10. 4 points
    Ibn al-Hussain

    Wording of this dua

    You can understand the conditional proposition in two ways: 1) If you know it is good for me then X, but if you do not know then Y. This is how it is being understood by you, although this is not correct as that is not what the conditional statement is saying. This understanding would be valid if the statement spoke only about God's 'ilm, but in this statement, there is a ma'lum that the 'ilm is connected to. The two parts of the conditional statement are as follows: ان كنت تعلم ان هذا الامر خير لي ....وان كنت تعلم ان هذا الامر شر لي 2) If you know it is good for me (the ma'lum), then X, and if you know it is bad for me (the ma'lum), then Y. This is what it is saying, and this conditional statement already presumes He knows. It is not putting a question on whether God knows or not, rather it is a supplicatory statement regarding what God knows and asking Him to act in our best interest. Wasalam
  11. 3 points
    Salam, sister. There are two issues here which you brought up. I will deal with them seperately, for matters of clarity and brevity, On the first part, is it ok to deceive someone with regards to marriage. You probably already know the answer to that, it is a definite no. In Islam, it is not ok to deceive anyone, except in a few very specific situations (like when you are in war fighting against an enemy on the battlefield, or when someone is holding a gun to your head, etc). This is not one of those situations. It doesn't matter whether the person is Muslim or non Muslim. There are hundreds of hadith and verses in the Qur'an about this including 'The curse of Allah is on the liars', which is found in Holy Qur'an. If he said anything to you that was a fact, that was false, this is lying, a major sin, and with all major sins there is punishment attached to that act either in this life, the next life, or both, BUT this doesn't invalidate the marriage. For the second part, Islam has a system of laws and regulations called 'Fiqh', or Jurisprudence (if you are already familiar with this concept, I apologize, but on the Internet, you can't assume anything, and I try not to). These are the regulations which determine whether an act is halal (acceptable) or haram(forbidden) and whether a contract, like a marriage contract is valid or invalid. In Islam, there are two types of marriage contracts. The first type is the Zawaj Nikah (also referred to as 'Nikah' by some). The main component of this contract is that the time limit for the marriage is not defined at the time of the contract. This is sometimes also called 'permanent marriage', but that term is misleading (which is why I don't use it much), because there are no 'permenant' marriage contracts and the contract for Zawaj Nikah will end if there is a divorce or either of the spouse(s) dies. Since noone knows if they will get divorced or when they or their spouse will die, we say the time period of the contract is not defined at the time of the commencement of the contract, but it does also have an end date. The second type of marriage contract is Zawaj Muta', sometimes called 'Mutah' or temporary marriage. The main component of this marriage contract is that the time limit for the marriage is defined on the commencement of the marriage. So if the time limit is not defined at the time of the commencement of the contract, then the contract is invalid, from the perspective of Fiqh. There are additional requirements for this marriage to be valid, these are A) A Mahr(dowry) must be given by the man to the women. This could be literally anything, as long as it has some tangible value to the women, and as long as they mutually agree upon it. B) The aqd (marriage contract) must be recited by the women to the man. Most marjaa' say this must be done in Arabic. FIRST THE LADY SAYS: Zawajtuka nafsi fil muddatil ma'loomati 'alal mahril ma'loom. Translation: "I married myself to you for the known period and the agreed upon dowry." THEN THE MAN REPLIES: Qabiltu. Translation: "I accepted."* In order for the Mutah to be valid, these conditions must be met. Skipping or leaving out any of them means the marriage is invalid. If you have any further questions, I will be happy to answer. Salam.
  12. 3 points
    After 1440 years by now we should recognize that almost all creedal matters of all sects were colored by their political prefetences regarding succession. I consider the incorporation of the Umayyads and Abbasids as a continuation of the Rashidun Caliphate serving two concepts: 1) An extension of the worldly and political glory of Islam 2) A counter to the Imamate concept and Alid superiority. Adalat al-Sahaba is a derivation from these two concepts. To believe the worldly glory of Islam survived after the Rashidun Caliphate one has to accept Muawiya as legitimate and righteous or at least blameless as well. Still this is against the appointment of Imam Ali (عليه السلام) being Mawla of all Sahaba and Muslims. Although I believe in caliphacy I do respect the belief in Imamate as well as it is derived from a universally accepted tradition. Imamate is a very possible interpretation.
  13. 3 points
    When they try to meddle, they spend millions and billions of dollars on that goal. Not a cheap YouTube video that looks like it was edited by someone in a random basement with a handful amount of subscribers and views. Paranoia is not a good thing.
  14. 3 points
    Ralvi

    What do you guys think of this??

    Yehudis who support Israel and the devil
  15. 3 points
    Ralvi

    Which One Do You Love More: God or...?

    I think it’s enough to say that you love Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) but you don’t understand him you can’t attribute those things you just said he is the most merciful. How could we know what he knows, feels and sees? we can’t even apply those descriptors to him because he is greater I suggest for your own benefit to not think this way, those were rather shocking words for me loving Imam Ali(عليه السلام)and Rasoolullah (SAAWS) and all the ahulbayt is loving Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), they are basis through which I can claim legitimacy in my love for him and asking of him and praying to him. It’s one and the same. Loving one doesn’t mean I don’t love the other. And because of them this love doenst become stagnant it only grows bigger becuase I love my creator more and more. indeed we humans are the selfish ones not him if I could relate a feeling we share, is to that of a parent. For parents out there how much does it pain you to even think of someone abusing and murdering your precious child? Now imagine someone doing it despite your pleading, in front of your eyes in the end ahulbayt and all of us are Allahs(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) children. So can you imagine the pain we caused with the senseless and incessant murdering of his precious ones? we can’t even fathom Janabe Sayedas(SA) pain how could we know what Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) tolerates? subhanallah my God is merciful, patient, caring, forgiving and the best of all judgers, the love he possesses- that it shines through his creations the capacity for emotions and bonds all emanating from the one who originated them It hurts to even think how much pain we have caused our creator. Even if the word I chose are not correct and are lacking, still I know you understand what I mean
  16. 3 points
    Which one do you love more? The sun itself; or the rays of sunlight? You love the sun more: for all rays issue from the sun. It is impossible to love the sun and yet despise its rays. It is also impossible to love the rays of sunlight and yet despise the sun from which they come. One cannot love God without loving His Messengers. Likewise one cannot God's Messengers, without loving their Message: which was essentially God and godliness.
  17. 3 points
    Iqbal1214

    Fighting with parents

    We are going to Karbala insh Allah on 11th of march..☺
  18. 3 points
    Anonymous2144

    #60 My Birthdays Are...

    My birthday is a curse, every year something bad happens.
  19. 3 points
    notme

    #60 My Birthdays Are...

    There was this one time I watched a rocket launch to the moon on my birthday, and I vaguely remember having a "party" with a few friends once when I was in university. (We ate pizza, cake, and ice cream, while watching an action movie rental.) But other than those two times, it has always been just another day.
  20. 3 points
    My Creator obviously
  21. 2 points
    Salam, was he involved in the murder of caliph Umar? Interesting thing is that according to Sunni hadith, Abu lulu was slave of al-Mughirah ibn shu'bah.. Al-Mughirah ibn shu'bah (l.a) was also a friend and close associate of Muawiyah (l.a). Also Muawiyah was known to have done political murders so maybe the murder of Umar was hatched by muawiyah himself?
  22. 2 points
    @islam25 I think this whole conversation about who do you love more between God and XYZ is moot. There are different kinds of love. The love a mother has for a child than the love a mother has for Allah and it is different than the love the same woman has for her mother. So I can say I love Allah more as my creator but I love Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) more as my Prophet and there would no elements of shirk in this.
  23. 2 points
    Marbles

    Pak Vs India

    The source of this "news" is Khalid Umer who is basically a nobody. For those who don't know who is, he is another Tarek Fatah. For those who don't know who Tarek Fatah is, you can google him! His claims have zero credibility. He is also an anti-Islam atheist and a denier of Pakistan. That said, we should use some common sense in assessing the claim. Do you really think Pakistanis would "mistake" one of their own as being an Indian? The uniforms are very different and recognisable immediately. The name and the army tag is also printed on the uniform. In an extreme scenario, the pilot could always speak up and clarify before the matters got worse. This does not make any sense. Again, we don't know whether a Pak jet was hit and/or downed, but speculation aside, so far we have seen no evidence to believe that that is the case.
  24. 2 points
    Her status does not absolve her from the atrocious crime she committed. Imam Ali (عليه السلام) let her go simply because he is Imam Ali, he is known -based on history- to give second chances to people whether they are of high status or not, or maybe he just never executed her because he had too much respect for the Rasool (s). Whatever the reason may be, her action apostatized her -based on our ahadith- and what she did shouldn’t be defended, especially if you believe in the Wilaya of Imam Ali (عليه السلام).
  25. 2 points
    islam25

    Which One Do You Love More: God or...?

    @eThErEaL @Ralvi @ShiaMan14. Definitely loving Prophet saww and Imams is loving Allah.But this love should be primarily because of Love of Allah.
  26. 2 points
    Sirius_Bright

    Pak Vs India

    Nothing surprising. He is from opposition party, he'll criticize ruling party especially when we're so near to the elections. Secondly, he's correct.
  27. 2 points
    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?
  28. 2 points
    He is accused of killing Aisha (رضي الله عنه), Imam Hassan (عليه السلام) and the son of Abu Bakr (رضي الله عنه).
  29. 2 points
    Walaikum a salam, No sister it is not right for him to deceive you. Allah subhana wa tala will deal with him justly inshallah. Many people are being betrayed these days by such people, especially on social media, there are sick and mentally ill people out there with diseases betraying young girls too. The money hungry and fame seeking Muslims and alike are promoting Islam as some kind of open service for everyone in society to come and become part of us. This has to stop. I'm sorry you became a victim but be strong, take a break, go on holiday, refresh your mind, don't let it effect your faith. You have made a good transition from Christianity to Islam well done, don't let them tear you down.
  30. 2 points
    haideriam

    Pak Vs India

    another interesting perspective I have a chat here with an Indian guy who is as opposed to Modi as anyone else on this forum. He had a different perspective and believed that Modi has won the war. He thinks that Modi’s and the right wing Hindus had hired Netanyahu as their chief consultant and the plan is to repeat another Palestine. There is insurgency in Kashmir; and using sentimentalist and populist approaches Modi will likely win the elections. Then under the guise of counter terrorist activity, Modi will push the common people in Kashmiri villages and towns etc to move to enclaves closer to Pakistani borders. With mass refugees showing up at LOC, Pakistan would’ve no option but to let them in. Exactly what happened with Palestinians going into neighboring Arab countries. Some internally displaced pockets of refugees will be built on borders with Pakistan New Gaza Strip in Kashmir. He would construct a so called security wall as is around Gaza and West Bank. Modi is already working on undoing Indian Constitution sec 35A, which agrees to the principle of Kashmir for Kashmiris. Google it and you would be surprised. With that Mahraja Modi would conquer Kashmir from Kashmiris for Hindus. Kashmiris would unfortunately end up in refugees camps like Palestinians, and would have to struggle for generations to go back to their homes. For Israel it would be a phenomenal win as they would have the largest democracy in the world by their side as a partner in crime! Israel provides most of the weapons to Maynamar and the military there did the same thing with Rohingas. Pakistan would make noise but what difference that would make. Indians would say we have to deal with terrorist activity in our country and yes there are internally displaced people in Kashmir on border with Pakistan; and if Pakistan is concerned about them they should take them, because the people want to be Pakistani anyways and shout Pakistan Zindabad all day long. What Pakistan would be left with is another 3/4 million refugees. Most likely they would be in AJK and Punjab because of language and ethnic ties. Western provinces hosted Afghan refugees and it was a struggle for all of us and we all suffered. Time would tell how welcoming and generous Punjab is going to be and whether they would be willing to share their food with millions showing up in their cities and towns and villages. The world would make noise but in the end nothing would happen just like refugees from Palestine living in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria etc for over 70 yrs. Afghans living among us for almost 40 yrs. Rohingas and Syrians and Iraqis and so on. Interesting and intriguing perspective of an Indian. I wasn’t able to offer a counter argument. What do you think?
  31. 2 points
    Salam it comes in it but this video uses a bad translation of all of narration talks about belief of people of Medina about people of this place but this video purposely puts the words in mouth of Imam alyhought he talks about belief of people of medina not himself also main narrator of hadith "Nazal bin sabrah" is a person with no history & background in Shia sources that only his name multiple times mentioned in Sunni rijal sources that hadith misused & mistranslated by radiacl Sunnis & fake Yamani Ahmad al Hasan fans to attack Shias specialy ayatollah Sistani because they know him as their great archenemy also person that mentioned as as a man from Sjestan had this title because he was traveling alot to that area but he was from people of Kufa also in footnote of hadith in below links says in that area were people from Ismailis & khawarij but now all of them turned to lovers of Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) as 12 er Shias & no trace of their enemies remained there ,that warns at end of Hadith in end time before reappearance of Imam Mahdi (aj) will built a city that only seeks for killing of Shias & seek nearness to Allah by enmity toward Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) & their Shias that this hadith says people of Medina believe that is Sajestan or Mosul or a vague city in name of Zura (the above future city) that these radical groups were saying it was Baghda & recently they are saying the Zura city is Tehran the rest of video about Dajjal comes from Sunni sorces that doesn't relate to Bihar alanwar http://shiaonlinelibrary.com/الكتب/1500_بحار-الأنوار-العلامة-المجلسي-ج-٦٩/الصفحة_213 http://www.eshia.ir/feqh/archive/text/tabasi/mahdaviat/89/891215/ https://rasekhoon.net/article/show/855241/نگاهی-مختصر-به-خروج-دجّال
  32. 2 points
    Faruk

    Zaidism

    So when Christians defy Jesus (عليه السلام) we should condemn Jesus (عليه السلام) because of them? What does the addition of extremists have to do with Khomeini rahimahullah himself or my belief about him rahimahullah?
  33. 2 points
    Salam it tries to shows Grand Ayatollah Sistani (ha) as Dajjal that Sunnis put to much wight on Dajjal as enemy of Imam Mahdi (aj) that most of time they support this lie that his supporter are 70k Jews from Isfahan wih persian shawels to show Shias & specially Iranians as his supporters that must be killed by them.
  34. 2 points
    Faruk

    Zaidism

    @Jaane Rabb In these times Hamas, Hezbollah, the real MB and the Islamic Republic of Iran are being demonized as if they're the opressors yet we all know the real Troika of Evil which is the Imperialist US-the Wahhabi Saudi's and the Israeli Zionists. I don't believe fairy tales about them siding with the opressors which are fabrications of the agressors theirselves who are not ashamed to use any means possible..
  35. 2 points
    ChattingwithShias

    Historical Fatwas

    This is a translation of the fatwa written by Mirza Hasan Shirazi which began the Tobacco Protest of Iran in 1891-2. The Qajar shah Nasir al-Din Shah granted a 50 year concession to British G.F. Talbot for a full monopoly of tobacco cultivation in Iran which angered many Iranian merchants and farmers who went out of business. The cleric Mirza Hassan released this fatwa which led to a boycott of the concession and its eventual cancellation since most of the country stopped smoking, including members of the royal family. In the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful, From this day forward, the use of tobacco for water pipes (tonbaku) and pipe tobacco (tutun), in whatever form it may be, is tantamount to warfare against the Imam of the Age, may Allah hasten his reappearance.
  36. 2 points
    Marbles

    Pak Vs India

    Robert Fisk on the new India-Israel nexus. Indian rhetoric and actions come straight from the Israeli playbook. That's why they sound so similar. Read full here: https://www.independent.co.United Kingdom/voices/Israel-India-Pakistan-conflict-balakot-arms-trade-jaish-e-Mohammed-a8800076.html And here's love that dare not speak it's name.
  37. 2 points
    realizm

    On the Topic of Intercession

    This probably is a top 5 question here indeed. The best and most secure way is to ask "Ya Allah [...] by the rights of Muhammad and his Family".
  38. 2 points
    realizm

    Thoughts 2019

    Just btw this is not correct fiqh wise, even though many people think it is.
  39. 2 points
    ireallywannaknow

    #60 My Birthdays Are...

    Neither exciting nor uneventful. Mostly like any other day but maybe with some flowers, gifts, dinner, or something similar thrown in.
  40. 2 points
    Propaganda_of_the_Deed

    Thoughts 2019

    Visited the latter when living there as a student. I recall how only Muslims were allowed to enter, was not open to non-Muslim tourists like other mosques. It is said Egyptians are Sunni by sect Shia by temperment. Though I realise Imam's (عليه السلام) head is not buried there, I guess the Shia Fatimids believed so.
  41. 2 points
    Warilla

    Zaidism

    This is a good point. Infact some zaidi did see Ayatullah Khomeini as an Imam even tough 12er theology is different.
  42. 2 points
    Fakeha

    Fighting with parents

    Take your mother somewhere temporarily if you can't move with her permanent!! Think for a solution meanwhile.. Your mother will have a peace of mind so she can decide what she want for herself!!
  43. 2 points
    Marbles

    Pak Vs India

    The issue of Kashmir is an extremely complex topic and I believe any brief summary is liable to miss out the many important developments that have taken over the last 70 odd years and influenced the situation on the ground. Both sides have a plethora of historical and current arguments on which they fall back to make their case. It is important to go back to the original sin, as it were, to understand why Kashmir became disputed in the first place. According to the Indian Partition Plan, each province and princely state had 3 options. 1) Merger with India, 2) merger with Pakistan 3) remain independent (for princely states only). There were over 500 princely states but it was expected that they would join either India or Pakistan since remaining independent was not really a viable option. Furthermore, for the ambiguous and ill-thought out Partition Plan to be practical, the states could practically only join the country with which they shared borders so that the contiguity of the two new countries could be maintained. But some bigger states, at first, decided to go alone and intended to remain as independent countries. Kashmir and Hyderabad Deccan were two such states. But the Hindu Kashmiri ruler of the 85% Muslim majority Kashmir felt the pressure from Pakistan to declare merger with Pakistan. He dithered and delayed the announcement, hoping to remain independent. Meanwhile Indians were also pressuring the Kashmiri ruler to declare merger with India. Kashmir shared borders with both countries. Before he could decide, there was an ill-advised invasion of Kashmir from Pakistani side made up largely by armed civilians who came into action on the rumour (not entirely false) that the Hindu ruler had decided to merge with India. India saw Kashmir slipping out of their hands and moved their military to counter the attack from Pakistan. It was then the Line of Control (the de facto border) was created and stays to this day. The Hindu ruler of Kashmir, seeing the invasion, went to the Indian camp and signed what was called the Instrument of Ascension against the wishes of its heavily Muslim subjects. The merger was immediately disputed because it went against the norms of democracy with which the Brits had left us. After the ceasefire, Indian PM Nehru promised a free and fair plebiscite to determine the wishes of the Kashmiri people and accept their decision. Needless to say his promise was never fulfilled. India knew that if there were to be a plebiscite, they would lose Kashmir. So they held on to it by force. On the other hand, Pakistan kept demanding a vote and went to UN to push India. The efforts did not pay. [Compare that with the fate of the other large princely state - Hyderabad Deccan - that decided to remain independent. It was the inverse of Kashmir (heavily Hindu majority ruled by a Muslim ruler) with the exception that it was in the middle of India and surrounded on all sides by India. It remained theoretically independent for a year, until the Indian army invaded and forcibly merged it with India in 1948] From this point on began the Kashmir status quo. Both countries claimed the whole of Kashmir. The first war was fought in 1948, then in 1965 and then in 1999, which wasn't a full war but a limited confrontation over the Line of Control. 1971 was not about Kashmir but a civil war in Pakistan of which India took full advantage. That's another story. Then came the events of the late 1980s when Kashmiri struggle for independence as we know today really began. Pakistan remembered the role India played in the civil war of 1971. So they decided to support, fund, and arm the insurgents in Kashmir against Indian rule. The rise of militant jihadism in the same period (due to Soviet-Afghan war) also provided Pakistan with fighting men who could be used in Kashmir. That's what Pakistan did. The current status quo is the result of what started in the late 1980s, with important changes. Musharraf rolled back the jihadist infiltration in Kashmir but did not stop support for the homegrown Kashmiri insurgency against the Indian rule. More would have been done as Musharraf really was close to striking a deal that would have led to demilitarisation of the vale of Kashmir and opening up of the LoC for trade and movement of people. But at about the same time security situation in Pak changed for the worst due to the war next door in Afghanistan and many homegrown extremist networks turned against Pakistan due to its support of the American-led invasion. Pak did not have the space and the time to address those militant networks that did not harm the Pakistani state but would operate outside the borders from time to time. In comes Modi govt in India. Kashmir is already disenfranchised. Anti-India sentiment is high. Modi's use of brute force agaisnt the Kashmiris leads to a spike in violence. Everything now that happens in Kashmir and the rest of India is squarely laid at the door of Pakistan, even when there are no clear and sensible connections. Kashmiri militants attacked and killed 44 Indian soldiers on 14th Feb. India blamed Pak's involvement and said they would take 'revenge.' The rest you can see from the latest news reports. Being a Pakistani, this is as objective as I can humanly get in providing a summary of the conflict. No doubt you will hear a different version from those who have read different books and got different arguments to fall back on
  44. 2 points
    Akbar673

    Umar bin Abdul Aziz

    12 year old thread on this.
  45. 2 points
    Marbles

    Pak Vs India

    Imran Khan has come out of this as a statesman and a master diplomat. This will be a huge boost to his standing in the regional countries as well as internationally. Even the staunchest critics of Khan at home have been praising him for his handling of the situation. Whereas Modi...one only needs to look at the social media As K C Singh said, Imran's reverse swing has bowled out the 12th Man Modi.
  46. 2 points
    Marbles

    Pak Vs India

    I'd also like to add that Indian demands to stop anti-India militants from operating freely in Pakistan are justified. Pak must do more to address Indian grievances and develop the trust. But the path current Indian govt has chosen guarantees that no trust could be developed and that Indian demands would be ignored. The thing is, threats and war rhetoric do not pay, even if you believe your adversary is weaker, in economic trouble, and can be pushed into submission (which is what a hawkish Indians believe). India absolutely can't achieve anything by violating LoC and international borders and dropping bombs inside Pakistani territory. India isn't the US and Pak isn't Afghanistan. Furthermore, Modi govt is responsible for the the current wave of unrest in Kashmir and in general for ignoring the wishes and demands of the ordinary Kashmiris. He thought he could consolidate Kashmir by brute force and nationalistic jingoism. All it has done is backfired. And everything that goes amiss anywhere in India is immediately laid at Pakistan's door without investigating whether there are any links or whether it was a home job. The Pulwama attack was carried out by an Indian Kashmiri youth not by Pakistani citizens. I also feel that India credits Pakistan too much power and influence to successfully carry out attacks inside Indian territory, which may sound flattering but actually isn't true.
  47. 2 points
    Marbles

    Pak Vs India

    The aims for which India launched strikes inside Pakistani territory were not achieved. They could neither hit the alleged JeM training camp (they dropped the payload in a jungle before heading back aross LoC) nor could they stop the Pakistanis from retaliating and causing them damage. This is the age of internet and smartphones. If there had been any hit on a 'terror camp' of JeM, we'd have seen at least something. A pic, a video, a witness statement - anything. I'm also waiting to see the amateur pics or videos of the downed PAF F-16 that our friends from across the border said they shot down. Again, had there been anything of this sort, we would have found amateur pics or footage on youtube before the Pak army could cover it up. There is none. But there are pics and videos of the downed Indian plane and it's pilot being rescued from the angry mob. When an Indian journalist asked a military official about proof of India's downing Pak's F-16 he was told to refer to "media reports!!!" (shouldn't the military be giving the proof to media?) The uncomfortable truth is that India is trying very hard to give out an image to their people that they have come out of this with an upper hand. Anyone who is not taking their updates from India media outlets can see this is not true.
  48. 2 points
    usual conspiracy theory rubbish targeted at our scholars. No doubt there is a zionist hand behind it.
  49. 2 points
    Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is a wise and Just Being. But what do you mean by that question? Is it like saying if Allah knows the outcome of people going to hell or heaven, why did he create us in the first place? Lol I hope I understood it right anyways, some Muslims believe that Allah creates humans that are destined for heaven or hell, which is undoubtedly false, for Allah is the Most Just, he wouldn’t create someone just to destin them for hell after, it is that persons own will as to whether he or she wants to be guided to the truth or not and only Allah guides whom He wills, that is if they are willing to search for the truth and yeah astaghfirullah they even say that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is in human form
  50. 1 point
    Faruk

    Zaidism

    I ain't a Twelver yet at the moment he's the only acceptable Islamic ruler.
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