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    Your favorite movies

    I loved this Persian movie called 'Children of Heaven', I've never seen a more adorable movie my whole life. I also like Hidden Figures, Jumanji, Harry Potter (I just flipping love it!), Amazing Spiderman, I am a legend, and Prisoners (it's a thriller/mystery movie). Ohh and Shutter Island. If you haven't watched this movie then you need to rethink your existence.
  2. 3 points

    Thoughts 2019

    I got a message from my doctor's office saying that I'm vitamin D deficient and she has written a prescription for a supplement. I'm very light skinned and I do go outside, but I use sunscreen and most of my skin is covered by clothing. Ladies, be aware, you need about fifteen minutes per day of sun exposure on hands and face without sunscreen to synthesize vitamin D, or more precisely, you need to expose your skin to the sun for about 1/4 of the amount of time it would take to develop a mild sunburn.
  3. 3 points
    Noor Taleb

    Your favorite movies

    Avenger end game
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    Yes that was sort of the subject of a topic I started awhile back. How does one practically track progress? Sometimes you feel you are doing "all" the right things (not really of course) but don't feel you are making progress. Or maybe I'm making progress but I just can't tell? I don't know. I think progress is in the little things/actions that we do every day. Trying to break bad habits like putting someone down or losing patience too quickly. I read somewhere that having a good marriage is about looking for ways every day to make your spouses life a little easier (ie make his coffee for him). So focusing on things like that for the sake of Allah. Serving others and treating others well in Hadith seems to be some of the best ways to progress spiritually, even moreso than duas and such (those are important too of course) Okay sorry this is just a stream of consciousness post, probably not very cohesive but just ramblings of my mind and prob not relevant.
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    I'm trying to think of movies I can watch over and over. First that comes to mind is Gladiator. Then Shawshank Redemption. My mind is kind of blank to others right now but there are probably more.
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    That's a great tip in my opinion. I feel like at least 50% of the day is activities like this (cooking, cleaning, driving, taking a shower, etc.), all which can be transformed into a God-related action if you recite a surah in your mind, or make dhikr of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). I also do this! Lately I've started to listen to dua kumayl and dua makarimul akhlaq daily, and I alternate between them from one day to the next. And also along with it one short surah from the Qur'an (usually the musabbihat surahs which are nr 57, 59, 61, 62 and 64). Apparently the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) used to recite these surahs every night before sleeping. Though reciting them all takes soo long, so I just pick go one by one each night. I feel like reading duas and Qur'an along with their meanings really gives a spiritual boost in a persons life.
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    Your favorite movies

    For me, I love Rosemary’s Baby and The Babadook. I also love the original Carrie, and the third Paranormal Activity, and The Butterfly Effect. Basically, anything psychological thriller/horror with tons of undertones of various issues. No jump scares for me. What are your favorite movies?
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    Stop giving woman Confirmation

    Are women little helpless children who run around trailing behind men awaiting confirmation eagerly? I agree that men looking and flirting etc all is some sort of confirmation and it does give both parties a sense of joy, but women don’t await the look of a man only to act on a whim.
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    Your favorite movies

    Not at all? I watch TV/movies socially, rarely alone. So since I'm a recluse I rarely watch movies, but I still have some favorites.
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    I'd say that was a cat-astrophic day at the office.
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    Hmm that's strange. Nope: http://www.Sistani.org/english/book/48/2190/ Ruling 633. In the sacred law of Islam, there are many recommended ghusls, including: 1. the Friday ghusl. The time for performing this ghusl is from ṣubḥ prayers until sunset, and it is better to perform it near ẓuhr. If a person does not perform it until after ẓuhr, it is better that he performs it before sunset without specifying an intention of adāʾ or qaḍāʾ [I.e. without specifying whether it is being performed within its prescribed time or not]. If a person does not perform this ghusl on Friday, it is recommended that he performs it as qaḍāʾ on Saturday between the time of ṣubḥ prayers until sunset. If someone knows that he will not procure water on Friday, he can perform this ghusl on Thursday or on the night before Friday with the intention of rajāʾ. When one performs this ghusl, it is recommended that he says: أَشْهَدُ أَن لَّا إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، وَ أَنَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُهُ وَ رَسُولُهُ، اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمّدٍ وَّ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ، وَ اجْعَلْنِي مِنَ التَّـوَّابِينَ وَ اجْعَلْنِي مِنَ الْمُتَطَهِّرِینَ ashhadu al lā ilāha illal lāhu waḥdahu lā sharīka lah, wa anna muḥammadan ʿabduhu wa rasūluh, allāhumma ṣalli ʿalā muḥammadiw wa āli muḥammad, wajʿalnī minat tawwābīna wajʿalnī minal mutaṭahhirīn I testify that there is no God but Allah, He alone; and I testify that Muḥammad is His servant and His messenger. O Allah! Bless Muḥammad and the progeny of Muḥammad. Make me of those who often repent and make me of those who purify themselves. 2–7. the ghusl for the night of the 1st, 17th, 19th, 21st, 23rd, and 24th of the month of Ramadan; 8–9. the ghusl for the day of Eid al-Fiṭr(1) and Eid al-Aḍḥā.(2) The time for performing these ghusls is from ṣubḥ prayers until sunset, and it is better to perform them before the Eid prayers; 10–11. the ghusl for the day of the 8th and 9th of Dhū al-Ḥijjah,(3) and it is better to perform the ghusl on the day of the 9th at the time of ẓuhr prayers; 12. the ghusl of someone who has touched a corpse after it has been given ghusl; 13. the ghusl for iḥrām; 14. the ghusl for entering the sacred precinct (ḥaram) of Mecca; 15. the ghusl for entering Mecca; 16. the ghusl for visiting the Kaʿbah; 17. the ghusl for entering the Kaʿbah; 18. the ghusl for slaughtering a camel (naḥr) and for slaughtering an animal (dhabḥ); 19. the ghusl for shaving one’s hair (ḥalq); 20. the ghusl for entering the ḥaram of Medina; 21. the ghusl for entering Medina; 22. the ghusl for bidding farewell to the holy grave of Prophet Muḥammad (Ṣ); 23. the ghusl for mubāhalah (mutual imprecation) with an opponent; 24. the ghusl for istikhārah (the practice of seeking from Allah the best choice between two or more options); 25. the ghusl for istisqāʾ (invocation for rain). Ruling 634. In the course of explaining recommended ghusls, jurists have mentioned many other ghusls, including: 1. the ghusl for each of the odd nights of the month of Ramadan, and the ghusl for each of the last ten nights of Ramadan, and another ghusl at the end of the 23rd night of Ramadan; 2. the ghusl for the 24th of Dhū al-Ḥijjah;(4) 3. the ghusl for the Eid of Nawrūz,(5) 15th of Shaʿbān,(6) 9th of Rabīʿ al-Awwal,(7) 17th of Rabīʿ al-Awwal,(8) and the 25th day of Dhū al-Qaʿdah;(9) 4. the ghusl for a woman who has used fragrance for other than her husband; 5. the ghusl for someone who slept while intoxicated; 6. the ghusl for someone who went to see a hanging and actually saw it; however, if he happened to see it by chance, or he had no choice but to see it, or, for example, he had gone to give evidence and saw it, in these cases, this ghusl is not recommended; 7. the ghusl for the visitation (ziyārah) of the Infallibles (maʿṣūmīn) from near or far. It is not established, however, that these ghusls are recommended, and someone who wants to perform them must do so with the intention of rajāʾ. Ruling 635. If someone performs one of the ghusls that has been legally established as being a recommended ghusl – such as those mentioned in Ruling 633 – he can perform acts that require wuḍūʾ, such as prayers, with that ghusl. As for ghusls that are performed with the intention of rajāʾ – such as those mentioned in Ruling 634 – these do not suffice in place of wuḍūʾ. Ruling 636. It is sufficient for one to perform one ghusl with the intention of several different recommended ghusls, except for those ghusls that have become recommended for one to perform on account of having done something, such as the ghusl for touching a corpse that has been given ghusl. To consider this type of ghusl as sufficing for several different recommended ghusls is problematic [I.e. based on obligatory precaution, one must not consider it as sufficing]. (1) The 1st of Shawwāl. (2) The 10th of Dhū al-Ḥijjah. (3) These days are known as the days of Tarwiyah and ʿArafah. (4) The day of Mubāhalah. (5) The day of the spring equinox. (6) The birthday of the Twelfth Holy Imam (ʿA). (7) Eid al-Zahrāʾ (ʿA). (8) The birthday of Prophet Muḥammad (Ṣ) and Imam Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq (ʿA). (9) The day of Dahw al-Arḍ.
  12. 2 points
    @Haji 2003 & @Heavenly_Silk This is why l miss Blockbuster Video. You could rent a movie like this, while Red Box is has few things l want to see. I do not pay for cable or satellite because it is not worth the money. EDIT: l forgot to mention l watched dw.com 's "Close-Up" on Qatar. Some politics, some their economy and some cultural (Qatar has more camels than people.)
  13. 2 points
    Yes, and I think that you can't really count anything as progress as long as it doesn't become a habit. Because sometimes I feel like I make progress for a couple days or weeks but then negligence creeps in and I roll back any progress made. It's like going to the gym for a couple days and then eating 2-3 cakes in one day So I think we have to focus on establishing certain habits and being consistent with them, rather than progress for a while and then reverting to old ways. Completely agreed. And same for family members, e.g. giving your mother a call and showing you care for her etc.
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    Salaam, yes, I recite various surahs when I cook, &clean, I stream Islamic lectures whenever im driving anywhere, and when im working on my famikys property out in the country, I stream lectures then as well. When im at home relaxing, I read mostly Islamic literature, and I also do some dhikr and supplications. When im out walking, I use it as time to either memorize new surahs, or do tasbeeh/dhikr or just contemplate on different subjects. I fast for different occasions, and I atyend the masjid at least once a week, sometimes more depending on whats going on regarding birthdays or martyrdoms, or like how Muharram is comming up. Alhamdulilah I even have a mentor/best friend whos been to hawzah who helps me to understand the esoteric aspects of Islam. Even with all these actions,people places and things, I still feel like I havent moved forward as much as I would like to. W/s
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    We men must stop giving woman confirmation by lowering our gaze. Otherwise we are part of the hijab problem. The more look they get, the more confirmation they going to get and the more dopamine release. And they will only continue with their behavior and dress inappropriate. If we had lowered our gaze in the first place, there would be no place for inappropriate dressing and behavior. Let's be real men like our Imams and lower our gaze. Future is looking really bad, where there will be no physical and social hijab except for the very few pious ones.
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    Your favorite movies

    Is it this film?
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    Well said brother, thank you for your reply!
  18. 1 point
    The Green Knight

    Your favorite movies

    I have a lot of favorites and picking out a few is difficult so I'll just mention a few that I have seen a lot of times. Conan the Barbarian (1982) Pitch Black Moon Mad Max: Fury Road Transformers: The movie (1986)
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    In the first ruling of its kind, a judge in Mexico has granted two people the right to use cocaine recreationally, the organisation behind the cases said on Tuesday, calling it a "historic step". The ruling, which must be reviewed by a higher court, allowed the two petitioners to "possess, transport and use cocaine", but not to sell it, according to Mexico United Against Crime, an organisation devoted to ending the country's "war on drugs". The Mexico City court ordered the national health regulator, COFEPRIS, to authorise the petitioners' cocaine use in personal, recreational doses, the organisation said. However, a COFEPRIS official told AFP news agency that the regulator has moved to block the court order, which was delivered in May, arguing that issuing such authorisation would be outside its legal remit. The ruling will only take effect if the higher court sides with the original decision, and would only apply to the two people who brought the cases, whose names were not disclosed. "This case represents another step in the fight to construct alternative drug policies that allow [Mexico] to redirect its security efforts and better address public health," Mexico United Against Crime said in a statement. "We have spent years working for a more secure, just and peaceful Mexico. This case is about insisting on the need to stop criminalising ... drug users and designing better public policies that explore all the available options," said the group's director, Lisa Sanchez. Mexico has been moving slowly away from its strict prohibitionist drug policies in recent years. The country's Supreme Court has authorised recreational cannabis use in individual cases, including one brought by the Hollywood actor, Diego Luna. Mexico's leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has repeatedly said the country should evaluate decriminalising drugs. His party, Morena, has introduced a bill in Congress to legalise recreational cannabis use. Mexico has been hit by a wave of violence since the government deployed the army to fight the country's powerful drug cartels in 2006. Since then, more than 250,000 people have been murdered, including a record 33,755 last year. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/08/step-mexico-judge-approves-recreational-cocaine-190821055455190.html
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    Character You ldentify With

    Data, from Star Trek, The Next Generation. Also Lilo, from Lilo and Stitch. Meg Murray in the book A Wrinkle in Time. (I never saw the recent movie.) You know, well intentioned but socially awkward.
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    Stop giving woman Confirmation

    Should we hide our fingers too by wearing gloves? Because the slightest thing could give men a dopamine release. Maybe we should cover our faces too
  23. 1 point
    Then hide your toes. We shouldn't look at women in an unprofessional way.
  24. 1 point
    Easiest way to stop a crime - just decriminalise it. Legalisation of drugs may reduce some crimes apparently but in long run it won't be helpful at all. Instead other crimes will increase drastically.
  25. 1 point
    habib e najjaar

    Divide and quit

    Very true. And it wasn't by mistake or inadvertant. These forever conflict zones they have created are planned for and supply them with a multitude of resources from arms deals to brain drain.
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    shia farm girl

    Character You ldentify With

    As salaamun aleikum, This isnt easy as I don’t watch tv anymore, only when im spending time with my parents cuz theyre old and theres nothing else to do. I guess I don’t have any particular character I identify with, rather, there are different elements of diffeent characters I identify with, like Indiana Jones, cuz I love archaeology and adventure, Sara Connor from T3 cuz shes out for justice and to save the world. There may be more, but thats the best I can come up with at this time, at the expense of leaving out certain personalities that would cause red flags to rise in the internet algorithyms,lol.. W/s
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    What about Kashmir?

    We care, we remember and we will fight for it with whatever capabilities we have, today with words, if Allah (عزّ وجلّ) wills then tomorrow with weapons.
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    Surah Al-Mumenoon vs. 101-110

    I would agree with you. There have been and will always be these two groups of people, believers and disbelievers. Belivers , who pray to Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and ask forgiveness for their sins and the disbelievers who mock the believers and continue doing so until Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) takes away all Imaan from their hearts.
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    An explosion has ripped through a wedding hall in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and many casualties are feared. Eye witnesses told the BBC a suicide bomber detonated explosives during a wedding ceremony. Witnesses said they had seen bodies. The explosion happened at around 22:40 local time (18.10 GMT) in an area mostly populated by Shia residents. No group said it carried out the attack, which happened in the west of the city. Sunni Muslim militants, including the Taliban and the Islamic State group, have repeatedly targeted Shia Hazara minorities in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The latest blast comes just 10 days after a huge bomb outside a Kabul police station killed at least 14 people and injured nearly 150. The Taliban said it carried out that attack. Tensions in the country have been high even though the Taliban and the United States, which has thousands of troops stationed in Afghanistan, are reportedly close to announcing a peace deal. https://www.bbc.co.United Kingdom/news/world-Asia-49383803
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    Photos: Imam Ali (عليه السلام) Holy Shrine decorated for Eid Al-Ghadir https://en.abna24.com/news//photos-Imam-Ali-as-holy-shrine-decorated-for-eid-al-ghadir_969932.html August 19, 2019 - 11:13 AM News Code : 969932 Source : IQNALink: Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): The Astan (custodianship) of Imam Ali (عليه السلام) holy shrine in Najaf, Iraq, started decorating the shrine in preparation for celebrating Eid al-Ghadir. نمایش اسلایدی تصاویر https://fa.abna24.com/news/عکس-و-گزارش-تصويري/عکس-خبری-شست‌وشوی-رواق-حرم-مطهر-امام-علیع_756719.html# Photos: Hazrat Abbas (عليه السلام) Holy Shrine on eve of Eid al-Ghadir https://en.abna24.com/news//photos-hazrat-Abbas-as-holy-shrine-on-eve-of-eid-al-ghadir_969901.html August 19, 2019 - 10:47 AM News Code : 969901 Source : ABNA24Link: The various parts of the Hazrat Abbas (عليه السلام) Holy Shrine in Karbala were decorated on the eve of Eid al-Ghadir. Photos: Eid al-Ghadir celebration held in Bursa, Turkey https://en.abna24.com/news//photos-eid-al-ghadir-celebration-held-in-bursa-turkey_970004.html August 19, 2019 - 12:43 PM News Code : 970004 Source : ABNA24Link: Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): Eid al-Ghadir celebration held in Bursa, Turkey. Zamboanga Sibugay Philippine https://fa.abna24.com/news/عکس-و-گزارش-تصويري/عکس-خبری-جشن-عید-غدیر-در-فیلیپین_756708.html# https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zamboanga_Sibugay نمایش اسلایدی تصاویر
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    Also crickets. For inspiration Are they Halal? What do you mean, you've never eaten mermaids??
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    Allahumma salle ala Muhammad wa Ale Muhammad wa ajjil farajhum.
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    Goat and chicken liver. It's quite tasty actually. [EDIT] and fried brain :P Casa Marzu (cheese with live insects) See if you can get a Durian from somewhere
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    Did you ever buy a sack of gizzards or chicken/turkey hearts? Halal of course.
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    The honest truth is I cannot prove Islam's validity, other than what makes sense to me and what feels right to me from an instinctive and spiritual level. For me it is the path I take and am at peace with taking, that's all I can say. I believe there is one God and I believe no messenger came after Muhammad. From just philosophical points of view and the big questions about the world, aspects of some religions do make sense but from a theological point of view they don't and from an institutional tick box point of view they don't either (there is a technical term for this but I don't know it). I guess that is why I don't really have an issue with other people of different faiths, they see the world according to their beliefs and perspective just as I see the world according to my beliefs and perspective. I can see some sense in many things and plenty more nonsense in them too.
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    Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab


    Just some lively discussion - on the topic, unfortunately people oftentimes only accept haqq when it comes from the tongue of their scholars
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    Shīʾah Paintings

    Sheikh Ebrahim Zakzaky throwing Prophet Ebrahim (عليه السلام) inti fire Sheikh Zakzaky wall painting in Imam Reza (عليه السلام) shrine Imam Reza (عليه السلام) praying for Rain Imam Reza (عليه السلام) & dear hunter Imam Musa Sadr Ex Iranian commander Marine in Persian Gulf Martyr Muhammad Nazery https://rahyafteha.ir/70759/نقاشی-خمینی-افریقا/ last painting of martyr Jawad Roozitalab ( above of painting ,the red color around flag is blood of his head that dropped on painting after hitting his head with Shell (projectile) while he was drwaing flag of Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) shrine) Monday, March 3, 1986 1986-03-03 https://www.mizanonline.com/fa/news/224412/هنرمندی-که-هنگام-نقاشی-حرم-امام-حسینع-به-شهادت-رسید-عکس
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    Some people are not a fan of Orientalism art, but I like how they capture a certain atmosphere. Bearing in mind it was largely how Europeans imagined the exotic, mysterious East, some without having been there. Jean-Leon Gerome - "The Shrine of Imam Hussein" (عليه السلام)
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    (salam) As you all know, Gladiator is the best movie that was ever made, or will ever be made. One of the numerous reasons I enjoyed Gladiator was the innovative and beautiful cinematography throughout the film. One scene in particular, and which I have as a signature, is the wheat-scene at the start, and which we find out towards the end of the film depicts Elysium (sorry for the minor spoiler, but if you haven't watched Gladiator already, you deserve that). Not sure what it is, but there is something so tranquil, memorable and so damn original about that scene. However, I recall watching this Iranian film, The Colour of Paradise - a beautiful and moving film in its own right. There was this one scene that instantly stood out to me. There is a scene that looks spot on like the Gladiator scene. My initial reaction was along the lines, Hey! they copied the Gladiator scene! This quickly subsided when I discovered that the film was made a year before Gladiator :o Wheat scene in The Colour of Paradise (31:28) http://youtu.be/2DvrawfJ34U?t=31m28s Wheat scene in Gladiator https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA9hc6E7azM If Ridley Scott did jack that scene, this has no effect on the greatness of the movie Gladiator of course. Just thought I'd share this discovery anyway. That is all.
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    Shiachat is officially dead

    (A) didn't know we were arguing in the first place? (B) your absence seems to have affected your long term memory because I'd have to be defeated to accept it in the first place. (C) it seems that you've just been defeated yourself!
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    Imagine if off-topic responses were removed and all we had left was someone saying 'yeah, nobody responds to stuff anymore.'
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    Your presence seems to have affected your ability to accept defeat during arguments
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    What happened to the other warnings?

    Yes, I know that (it's an aspect of the replies). But my point is that even this passage doesn't suggest textual corruption. Think about it. Who had the Bibles in Muhammad's time? Or prior? It wasn't ordinary people. It was scholars, pastors, monks, etc. Scripture was closely guarded. And when books were copied to be distributed, or to replace deteriorating manuscripts, these men were the ones doing it, and they utilized their own collections. What is that Qur'an passage describing here? Keepsakes. False verses, sure. But they were given to people who can't read. These weren't being inserted into the guarded texts. These weren't being given to the scholars or pastors, but to illiterate laity. So the Bibles which were used for instruction of churches? Perfectly safe. The Bibles used for copying? Perfectly safe. Just like if I wrote out a fake verse of the Qur'an, and gave it to one of my non-Arabic speaking Muslim friends, would that corrupt the Qur'an? No, of course not! Because ample records of it exists, educated people can root out the falsehood, and my little scrap wouldn't be introduced to the historical record anyway. Same is true of what is being described in this passage (Q 2:75-79). So think about it again: all of the other passages about how the Qur'an affirm the previous scriptures (aside from the "throw behind their backs" passage, but that just means they're disobeying it, not that it's being corrupted or erased from history). And 10:94, as I already mentioned, says that Muslims should consult with people who study the previous scriptures, which wouldn't make sense unless they were still completely valid (because if not it wouldn't make sense to consult with them if they were questionable). If you apply good hermeneutics to 2:75-79, interpreting the less clear in light of the clear, there is no reason for the Muslim to suspect the Bible of corruption.
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    Is it okay to for someone to say “go kill your self or go suicide” how can a person say this even as a joke I don’t understand just cause Im a Shia I should kill myself
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    Thoughts 2019

    You have visited the wrong websites.
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    Thoughts 2019

    Yarrabi ! What have l done? Triggered an international security alert, or something. It says l have 397 cookies.
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