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  1. 7 points
    Abu Nur

    A Serious Warning

    Salaam Aleikum, We are right now living the current time where the Qur'an verse describe it following: And let them not be like those who were given the Scripture before, and a long period passed over them, so their hearts hardened; and many of them are defiantly disobedient. Now Muslims are turning away from religion in masses. This is the time where our heart have become hard by following our desires and thus turning away from religion. This is the time where most of the people are going to drown and only few of them will hold on the ark of Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام). Be very careful of your duties about Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and don't take them lightly because it is so easy to follow the wicked paths that are all around us. This is the time where people will be leaded with corrupted groups and leaders as a punishment of them disobeying Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
  2. 4 points
    God says in Qur'an that fitna is greater than murder. Prophet (PBUHHP) says: "A lie that brings people together is better than a truth that brings animosity among brothers". Imam Ali (عليه السلام) says in Nehjul Balagha: "Do not abuse my enemies rather plead my case and explain their wrongdoings to the people". Rest, you are intelligent enough to decide.
  3. 4 points
    Flying_Eagle

    Surah 3:7 refutes us?

    There were many Sahabas who were good to name few: Hazrat Salman-e-Muhammadi, Hazrat Abu Dhar Ghafari, Hazrat Miqdad, Hazrat Yasir Ammar, Hazrat Meesum-e-Timar, Hazrat Zuhair ibn Qayn, Hazrat Habib ibn Mazahir and many more. They followed Ahlebait (عليه السلام) with their hearts and soul and we also have to follow their this good conduct and follow Ahlebait (عليه السلام).
  4. 3 points
    Just a quick one really. I am planning on attending Bayt Al-Qaim Islamic Centre, it will be the first time I have been to a Shi'a led mosque. I am very nervous, not just out of fear of being stared at (I get this at Sunni led mosques either way), but because even though I have watched numerous videos of prayer led by ayatollahs for example, I still feel unsure of what to expect! On the prayer times it has noon 1:11pm, then nothing until sunset. What happens after zuhr prayer, does asr pray commence shortly after? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  5. 3 points
    I don't know about it being haraam, but it should definitely be avoided... Imam Sadiq (as.) said "Whenever a person curses, this curse travels till it gets a person who is worthy of it. If it does not get such a person, it returns to its source." Iqbal al-A`amal, page 339
  6. 3 points
    With all the grousing I've been doing on other topics, including ones I promised myself I'd ignore forever ( failed), I felt it was time to balance the universe and say something nice about a Shia for a change. Lol. SG and DD have had little time to themselves since the baby came, what with parenthood, school, and jobs happening. But school is over, jobs are on a break, and the little fellow finally weaned, which means he can be away from his parents for the night. We are watching him because SG made arrangements to take my daughter away for a bit. DD send me some photos. They are in a super-nice hotel up the coast with an ocean view and room service and he's set up a spa time for her along with many other fun activities. He's had the whole room decorated with her favorite flowers and there are even rose petals on the bed. She also sent the photos and info to her sister-in-law and sister-in-law to be. Now my sons are mad at SG for setting the bar so darn high. well, Grandma duty calls...
  7. 3 points
    Honestly I think it is. In all my years as a Sunni, I hardly experienced strangers shaking hands next to me. In fairness I have occaisionally experienced it, usually just a single person immediately next to me but it does seem a rarity rather than the norm, unlike Shia mosques. You even see it on Karbala and Najaf live streams, but not in Makkah or Madinah. I do notice its absence when at Sunni mosques and can feel rather lonely. It certainly reaffirms community bonds and is a good thing in my opinion.
  8. 3 points
    Full article: https://www.bbc.co.United Kingdom/news/world-Europe-48795764 Mr. Putin, 66, also said Russia had "no problems with LGBT persons… but some things do appear excessive to us". "They claim now that children can play five or six gender roles," he continued. "Let everyone be happy, we have no problem with that. But this must not be allowed to overshadow the culture, traditions and traditional family values of millions of people making up the core population." Fully agree with this bit, someone had to say it. Meanwhile our socieities in the West are pushing this fringe minority agenda to the forefront of politics, culture and society at alarming rates. And we can't even speak out against it without being labelled a phobic.
  9. 3 points
    notme

    Mutah with Christian girl

    All I ask is that no Muslim man intentionally or negligently break a Christian woman's heart. I want you guys to know that mutah is not allowed, in the Christian belief. If a Christian girl is consenting to it, she must love you and probably expects to spend her life with you. Atheist or agnostic women who were raised in a "Christian environment" have their own moral codes and may have no problem with temporary marriage. As far as I know, as long as they don't declare their disbelief, you can marry them. (But don't break their hearts either. Don't break anyone's heart.)
  10. 3 points
    haidermpr

    Surah 3:7 refutes us?

    Forget about proving Imamah of 12 Imam (عليه السلام) Prove me Prayer (Salah) with all its entirety in Qur'an..You have to prove everything from Qur'an. I am not ready to accept any hadith narrations regarding same... Why I not believe that all preachers had forced their followers to pray according to their own thinking.. Where in Qur'an it is written that you have to do takbir followed by Qira'h then ruku and Sujood... and what has to be recited in different actions during Prayer??? Give me proof from Qur'an that there are 124000 messengers/Prophets of Allah??? There are many such things you wont be able to prove from Qur'an...
  11. 3 points
    Mahdavist

    Don't allowed to have intercourse

    Salaam alaikum brother Has she considered applying for a university course in the Netherlands and therefore receiving a student visa? This would not only allow her to join you earlier but it would also give her an additional and recognized qualification. There are quite a few masters degrees available in english these days in European countries and the tuition fees are either free or very low. Check out www.mastersportal.com Wallahu a'lam
  12. 3 points
    Isaam

    Visiting a New Mosque: Quick Question

    I’m pretty sure. I read Dhur & Asr together. My mosque does Maghreb & Isha together so it’s probably right after
  13. 3 points
    Isaam

    A Serious Warning

    It’s crazy to think about, because the doubts I have I’m trying to solve, but when these people doubt they just leave Islam and that’s sad.... I mean if you go on reddit and go to r/exmuslim those people are the living definition of a meme or joke
  14. 3 points
    I’m sorry that you feel uncomfortable in mosques. I know in a lot of mosques a majority of the members usually come from the same place outside the US/share a similar cultures. This leads to the mosque having a particular type of atmosphere and style of worship etc. In these kind of mosques I think it’s good that you expect to feel different/looked at different. I don’t mean to make this more difficulty for you but if you go in expecting that, you may not be too hurt or surprised when it does happen. And if it doesn’t, I’m sure you’ll feel much more satisfied. Try not to worry too much about the stares as anything different is usually interesting to people. Also in some cultures it is sort of (not normal, but known?) for people to do this kind of thing. As for the prayers, Asr is usually right after Dhuhr in Shia Mosques. I think the prayers are done the same way as the ayatollahs would recite them with small differences in the parts that aren’t wajib(such as the dua in qunoot, etc). I apologize if I’ve said anything incorrect or unhelpful. InshaAllah you have a wonderful time!
  15. 2 points
    Noor Taleb

    Confession

    Hey guys what’s up I wanted to share some things which are destroying me as a person they are called doubts and constant doubts ! I have the answers but I still doubt it’s getting to much for me. I always doubt the most smallest of the things I’m losing hope day by day it’s like a never ending cycle of distress. There are days where I’m awake all night thinking and looking for answers I’m getting tired they come and give me more anxiety it’s like I always want reassurance always I don’t get what’s wrong with me but I do know is that I will eventually go crazy.
  16. 2 points
    Diaz

    After all, is cursing openly haram?

    Qur'an 2:191. It’s written that fitna is worst than killing.
  17. 2 points
    aaaz1618

    Confession

    I went through that stage too brother, it happens, if your faith is strong enough to keep you going you will pull through like I did.
  18. 2 points
    Needing my daily dose of insanity, l watched the news . . . . . . until my stomach gave out.
  19. 2 points
    Diaz

    What is your goal today?

    im thinking about my salmons, but I need to wait because it’s not dinner time my goal today is to eat it without sharing
  20. 2 points
    It is wajib to curse oppressors for reference read Qur'an where Allah (عزّ وجلّ) curses munafiqeen, Mushrikeen and Kafireen.
  21. 2 points
    Quran313

    What is your goal today?

    I feel bad to post another comment on the same page, so I'm hoping it will go to next page so it would be only one comment of mine on the new page. Anyway, today's so nice and I have a big to do list again for this weekend. BTW, I go to Phoenix next week for Muslim Congress (If you're not registered, you still can do it). I have to clean my apt, work, and read Qur'an. Inshaallah everything goes well. @notme I have a question. Is it permissible to go to beach? I don't go and whenever my friend asks me to go to beach, I won't. There are uncovered women at beach. That's why I don't go there. Regardless of it being sin or not, I realized it affects on my Islamic mentality, and I don't feel close to Ahlulbait. We do see those scenes everywhere to some extent (that's true), but it's worse at beach usually. Maybe the beach you go, doesn't have those things.
  22. 2 points
    iCenozoic

    Mutah with Christian girl

    I kind of think that this is just a case of western sexually liberal and secular culture, infiltrating cultural norms of Islamic communities. To the extent that the liberal culture can enter these kinds of relationships somewhat regularly, and in some cases Muslims examine options to enter this sexualized culture as well. And are seeking out religious justification to enter the secular norm.
  23. 2 points
    Abu Hadi

    Don't allowed to have intercourse

    I can't believe this discussion has went on for 4 pages. Lol. Here is my answer to them Are we husband and wife or not ? If yes, see next question Are you Muslim and are we Muslim or not ? If yes, see next question If yes to both above then it is our right (and our duty) as Muslims and married to be intimate with each other If you don't know that, read book of any marjaa' or scholar (Sunni or Shia, frankly) If you are worried about pregnancy, sustenance for the future for us, don't worry, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is Kheirul Al Razikeen (The Best of Providers) Case Closed. Full Stop. If after that, your wife objects, that means this is coming partially or fully from her and not from her parents.
  24. 2 points
    Every prayer is like another, apart from friday prayer, with two qunut at different sequences -in first rak`a it is before ruku` and in the second rak`a it is after the ruku`. Even Shias get confused lol. Take my humble advice, just follow the lead of what is done during congregational salah -from takbirat al ihram to salaams. The rest is just mustahab anyway, feel free to observe and understand what they do. As brother @Propaganda_of_the_Deed said it, each mosque has its habits. At mine they recite surah qul huwa Allahu ahad three times loudly for example. A mosque is a place of security and tranquility. Take it easy and everything will be fine. May Allah grant you success.
  25. 2 points
    @aaaz1618 You'd probably find that the calendar timings refer to the start time of the prayer times rather than necessarily being the jamat timings. My local centre sends out daily group messages of jamat times, while their calendar has the prayer times. I doubt you'd be waiting too long if you came early, I personally like being early rather than rushing to make it on time. Gives you time for dhikr too. My guess is they'd do the congregational prayer itself at 1:30 like mine. You could also call ahead to confirm. Try get there for 1 just to be safe.
  26. 2 points
    Oddly enough ,much of it came from the east and was due to the influx of intellectuals from Constantinople, fleeing the conquest of the city by the Ottoman Turks in 1453. After so much culture had been forgotten during the Dark Ages, great personalities came to the University of Florence, Ferrara and Milan, spreading new knowledge of Greek and philosophy. The study of Greek between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and Humanistic studies were encouraged and supported by the families of the Medici of Florence, the Este of Ferrara, the Sforza of Milan, the Gonzagas of Mantua and the dukes of Montefeltro of Urbino, the nobles of Venice and papal Rome. ws. *
  27. 2 points
    Firstly, I've been in your situation a few years back. Trust me it is not as bad as it is played out in your imagination. You should find the people welcoming and non judgemental. Secondly, after Zhur, as you guessed, Asr iqamat follows shortly after, not literally immediately after though. Expect Salawat to be said collectively thrice after each congregational prayer, with most people doing tasbih thereafter. At my centre is it also not uncommon for everyone to loudly recite Ayat al Kursi together too, there is recitation by one person of a specific Dua after Zhur/Asr . For the prayers themselves, as you gathered from videos, qunoot would be in the 2nd rakat. Also dhikr which you normally say silently in Sunni congregations, as in Ruku or Sujood are said aloud by the Imam, and it is not uncommon for those in congregation to also recite these aloud. Insha'Allah khair, I have no doubts it would be a beneficial experience for you.
  28. 2 points
    Faruk

    Surah 3:7 refutes us?

    In Speakers Corner some Shia Muslim brothers wanted to prove verse 9:100 is not in contradiction with hadith Thaqalayn but the Salafi hit and ran. The latter could not win except by ignoring his own hadith collection and to take a Quranite approach.
  29. 2 points
    Salam , Imam Ali (عليه السلام) said in one quote when you afraid from doing anything or being in it (in halal way) so rush directly toward it & you will find it less scary from what you were thinking about it
  30. 2 points
    " Multiculturalism" reflects the reality of multi-cultural societies and insists that people who have historically not had a voice now get to have one. People can't be forced to accept other people.
  31. 2 points
    Isaam

    A Serious Warning

    I read this online: Anas ibn Maalik (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessing be upon him) said: «There will come upon the people a time when holding onto the religion will be like holding onto hot coal. » (Tirmidhi)
  32. 2 points
    Diaz

    A Serious Warning

    Thank you brother for reminding us, this generation is so scary. A lot of people are leaving Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) for stupid reasons. I hope Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) forgive the sins of the people who love him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and think about him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) daily.
  33. 2 points
    LeftCoastMom

    Thoughts 2019

    Is it Islamically possible for @Akbar673 to become honorary "godparent" to all of my grandchildren ,of any faith, so they won't end up doing really stupid legal things after I'm dead?
  34. 2 points
    So you're saying you didn't know him, or his family, yet you said yes? Then why marry someone you knew nothing about? Even if it was a common friend who did the matchmaking? Don't you think that getting to know him and his family beforehand would've let you know how they are and you wouldn't be in the situation you are today? What would you have done if there was something about him that you realized you didn't like at that point? Forced yourself to accept him for he is, regardless of whatever that may have been? Sounds to me as if this was exactly the reaspn why you have an engagement period. You would've realized this about his Mother and decided not to marry into that family. Knowing this before hand would've helped you in the decision making process, right? Sounds to me as if your family got sick of her early on. Again, if there had been an engagement period you could've walked away, but your getting to know him and his family began after you were already Islamically married. So what you're saying is that you had to "educate" your elders on what is right and wrong? Did you tell your husband what was expected from him? If so, what was his response? Yes, but only if he had a problem with his Mother's behavior. What did he say about how she was behaving? Sounds to me as if she's not close to them nor are they to her. This didn't strike you as odd? because she isn't close to them, nor are they close to her. Sounds to me as if she is a difficult person to get close to, in fact she seems like someone most people would choose to avoid at every chance. That would explain her aggressive and headstrong personality. She's had to raise the kids and survive in a male dominated culture. That's exactly my point. When you return the clothes like that, its meant as an insult. Even if you don't like the clothes, you don't say anything out of respect not only for their family, but for the sake of starting the marriage off on the right foot. When she returned the clothes she knew what she was doing and the impact it would have. They have as much of a right to get married as anyone else. Those are the type of men that need to marry women who are clever and cunning and able to not only assess the situation, but also know how to defuse it. The more a girl stays quiet, the more the Mother In Law draws strength because she knows she can get away with saying anything to the girl. Sure, but what was your Huband's opinion on how his Mother is hypersensitive to everything? Sounds to me as if he felt that your family were the ones at fault. Hence, why he never wanted to defend you. I'm not defending him, but trying to figure why he took the position that he did. You said he never spoke with your family, why would he do that if he didn't hold them at fault for everything? Any person would do that when they see both families acting in a fair and honest manner. However, your Husband does not feel that way about your family, right? I'm assuming he blames them for the mess? Why would he treat your family equally then? Most people only act fair and just when they see it on both sides. If he felt your family, or you, weren't acting that way then why would he act fair and just? Just my opinion on this, but the fact that you decided to make such a major step in your life within the span of 1 week of meeting someone is something I'm not able to get my arms around. I wouldn't have made such a major step in such a short period of time, nor would I allow my daughter to do that. In my opinion, that's where it all went wrong. On top of it, not only did you make a decision within such a short period of time, but you also went ahead and got your Nikah done and then started the process of getting to know him and his family. I'm sorry but that just seems backwards to me. However, that's neither here nor there at this stage. As I mentioned in my earlier post regarding offering advice, I think you should file for a divorce before he files for it anyway. You'll have a slight advantage if you file first from a Legal standpoint as far as controlling where the Divorce proceedings are held.
  35. 2 points
    Kazemi

    What is your goal today?

    سُـبْـحَـانَ ٱلله The goal of today, Is to establish prayers, Is to study morals, Is to show compassion, Is to maintain pledges, For surely, Allah favours those who do not raise their heads after proclaiming His name, If they do, They are among the wrongdoers.
  36. 2 points
    The old liberalism is the new conservativism. But I don't think we're to that point yet. Maybe Russia is, I don't know, but not the world as a whole.
  37. 2 points
    No one wants to learn from history. People really think that this LGBTQ is progressive. It’s not. All this existed in history. If it was worth anything it would’ve sustained itself. But it didn’t. people realised it is harmful to society. It doesn’t work. Delusion doesn’t work.
  38. 2 points
    King

    Mutah with Christian girl

    Generally the lack of Shia women is not the issue. The reason most men opt for Christian women is because they are perceived to be sexually loose and appropriate for temporary marriage for sexual purposes. A Muslim woman that has a sexual past is considered impure and hence hardly any father would be okay with this arrangement, and Shia women avoid it as well due to the social stigma. Unfortunately, a lot of Christian women fall prey to some of these temporary marriages assuming there is something permanent on the horizon but are inevitably ditched because neither the man or his family would ever accept them. I am speaking in generalities here in terms of the perceptions, obviously there are exceptions.
  39. 1 point
    The case against artificial ingredients is well worn in terms of the possible damage to health. The health benefits of foods that are as natural as possible with limited human interference I.e. processing seems compelling. For a couple of decades and perhaps for a couple more going forwards organic foods have given people something to believe in. Organic represents good, wholesome and natural and the opposite - foods that have chemicals added to aid their growth and which have been through a range of processes in order to give them longer-shelf lives represent what is bad. Whatever limitations organic foods may have are, for some people, more than compensated by their health and environmental benefits. Consuming organic is virtuous and whatever sacrifices need to be made in order to do this are similar to those theists are willing to make for their beliefs. Of course the believer in organic may claim scientific evidence to back their behaviour. The question is whether the 'organic faith' is likely to be a permanent state of affairs. I think not. Because natural food production processes are not scalable for an ever increasing global population. In contrast, the ability of humans to interfere productively in food production has been established over millennia and we've been getting better at it. Our interventions raise all sorts of scientific, environmental, moral and economic issues and as a result I don't think God would lead us to a developmental dead-end. So I think the current preference for organic and natural food that is devoid of processing is likely to be a short-term fad, albeit a well-meaning one. We now have better knowledge of how not to process and the costs and risks of different processing methods, and overtime I think we will become better at processing and as the following story highlights the need to develop artificial ie. man-made processes for making foods is likely to increase and so is our ability to do so. Along the way we may well find ways of processing that do still cause health and other disbenefits, but it'll be up to us to find novel solutions. Relying on historical processes won't be an answer. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/29/plan-to-sell-50m-meals-electricity-water-air-solar-foods
  40. 1 point
    TryHard

    Mutah with Christian girl

    @LeftCoastMom lol salty much. I never seen that much anger in you before. Regardless. I’ve spent a lot of time around Christians and Catholics and I’ve watched plenty debate on does God exist and homosexuality debates on YouTube. I even know of one kid who wants to be a priest. They all tell me celibacy is good in Christianity. You want to tell me it’s not now? The general theme I see in Christianity is sex is bad and should be reserved for marriage even then it’s a necessary evil to make children. @iCenozoic Christianity is more influenced by liberalism. I see more churches having rainbow flags outside their churches. Now when it comes to sex and this goes for you too leftcoast, I guess their might be some who now say it’s nice but celibacy is still better. That concept of “celibacy is still better” doesn’t exist in Islam. Celibacy is bad in Islam. But if you look at history Christianity has historically looked at sex negatively many non Muslims who are non religious know this that’s why you hear it all the time from them. Islam was criticized in the past for being “too sexual” by certain christain countries. The negative attitude towards sex in Christianity in comparison to Islam is obvious. mutah is not a non religious marriage. Celibacy is non religious. Mutah is keeping you from sin and your partner potentially. it’s a recommended act in Islam that has reward in it.
  41. 1 point
    Most people are good, across all religious beliefs or lack of beliefs. It's just that a few bad ones are so much louder. That's a very sweet vacation that your daughter's husband arranged. I hope the competition to pamper the spouse becomes a family tradition among your children and children-in-law.
  42. 1 point
    I never had one, I did however have a Commodore 64. That Scooby Doo game was so hard at the time. Marble Madness on the SNES was another tough game.
  43. 1 point
    aaaz1618

    Turbah تربه ?? Teach me please

    I see, I see. Do feel free to learn a bit about the person you write to before making such assumptions.
  44. 1 point
    HakimPtsid

    Something from Nothing?

    Time is illusion and is relative. 'Nuff said.
  45. 1 point
    In that case you'd have thought he would have said "some of my Prophet's Family". Family as an entirety is different. What he's said along with the capitalisation seems to suggest he means the Ahlul Bayt, but Allah knows best.
  46. 1 point
    khamosh21

    Evolution (plz answer)

    Brother I could argue the fact that we are only one of our type in terms on a planet as well as species among trillions of stars because we are an anamoly in the universe... if there is an intelligent Creator, surely there should be more intelligent life and more planets with life on them? it did take 15 bilion years to get here, we havent been here from the beginning have we? what was the point of dinosaurs? you see this type of logic can swing both ways and its not really an answer one way or the other. as for the evolution part, do we not share some genetic code with all living creatures?
  47. 1 point
    TryHard

    Mutanajjis order

    If you mean liquid as in urine. Then Agreed. If not it would be second.
  48. 1 point
    notme

    Allah a living being ?

    Allah is neither living nor unliving. Allah simply is. Life is a trait assigned to some of the Creation.
  49. 1 point
    notme

    Thoughts 2019

    Duas for success, for sustenance, for wisdom and knowledge, for clear thinking... Try duas.org I wish you success.
  50. 1 point
    King

    Mutah with Christian girl

    Do Christians even remain Christians if they engage in prohibited relationships with Muslims? That is a huge no no in Christianity. Perhaps there is no issue from the Islamic perspective. I highly doubt the fathers permission is required because the father cannot give permission for something that is impermissible in Christianity.
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