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  1. 6 points
    I could not have said it better! Thank you!!!! You are right, hopefully people start learning. And may Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) guide us all. I just hope they can listen to this without getting defensive, and then you'll see a bunch of machine gun posts going at one another. What an awesome post!! Good on you.
  2. 4 points
    Yes, sure. But the reality of it is that Islam has been hijacked by unevolved apes. Islamic education in the Middle East is very anti-women. Feminism is a western construct, it doesn’t mean it is all wrong. A lot of it is very questionable because of the history behind the women and the politics of the group, but it asked for women to have equal rights to men, I.e vote, work, fair salary, etc. While the west has progressed in this, the Middle East has not. The place where Islam is still looks at women as second class citizens, while Islam has dignified them. A man can give his newborn the citizenship but a woman cannot. Yes, Islam is great to women, but Muslims have failed us, that’s why women resort to feminism. This issue is not simple.
  3. 2 points
    Ok, then entering a mutah with the motivation of having your financial needs met as women does not in of itself invalidate the mutah or make it haram/invalid. As far as the long term consequences go, arguably the length of the consequences is further if your tricked into a permanent marriage thinking its a temporary one than the opposite. If we look at how a contract works in general, whether you misunderstood it or didnt even understand it to begin with, a contract is a contract that your a part of once you have signed it. Anyways, I think we should leave our opinions to the side and instead see what the scholars have to say regarding what things render a marriage void and what does not.
  4. 2 points

    Polygamous marriages

    How can having multiple wives cause nearness to Allah? In fact, there is risk of becoming far from Allah, firstly because you will have less time for praying and secondly, because as Qur'an implies, you most likely wont be able to do justice between your wives and therefore you will make Allah angry.
  5. 2 points
    Ibn Al-Ja'abi

    shahadat e salisa

    Salams, This hadith is what you base your above argument on and you are manifestly wrong here unfortunately misunderstanding the Arabic. That isn't what the hadith says, the correct translation would be: Al-Halabi asked him (as): "Do I name the Imams in the Salat?" He (عليه السلام) said: "Collectively." جمُل يجمُل جمالاً is a stative verb and is therefore intransitive, its imperative is "be handsome" you can't say "be handsome them". This verb is جمَل يجمُل جملاً, meaning "to summarize" or "collect [of a thing]", which is transitive and can take the direct object of "-hum". The meaning of this hadith is corroborated with another hadith, both narrated together as their own chapter in Wasa'il al-Shi'a by Sh. al-Hurr al-Amili: (7982) 2 - وبإسناده عن الحسين بن سعيد عن فضالة بن أيوب عن أبان عن عبيد الله الحلبي قال في قنوت الجمعة اللهم صل على محمد وعلى أئمة المؤمنين (1) اللهم اجعلني ممن خلقته لدينك وممن خلقت لجنتك قلت أسمي الأئمة؟ قال سمهم جملة. Al-Halabi said in the qunuut of Jumu'ah: "God, send blessings upon Muhammad and the Imams of the believers. God, make me one whom you created for your religion, and one whom you created for your paradise." I asked: "Do I name the Imams?" He (عليه السلام) said: "Name them collectively". If you wished to make this a general principle in prayer then the hadith isn't saying to mention the Imams beautifully but collectively, so advising you not to name the individual Imams going against naming Imam Ali in specific in qunuut. Obviously it's referring to a qunuut in specific, though. The issue is you are taking general hadith about how the three shahadahs are to be part of our faith and trying to apply them to a specific instance of them being part of our prayers, which they clearly can't be proven to be -- especially in light of contradictory ahadith which talk specifically about the tashahhud being of two shahadas and being of an even number, etc., you also apply what are very specific ahadith about one aspect of the prayer retroactively to the whole prayer not considering the context of the hadith, which, if you knew Arabic you wouldn't so erroneously do. Summarily, the ahadith indicate the base for the tashahhud is two, not three shahadahs and do enjoin us to name the Imams beautifully. Beyond that, the above post to which I'm responding shows why google translate isn't enough, it couldn't analyze the lemmata we were discussing -- if you used it -- and didn't know if this verb was transitive or intransitive (laazim or muta'addi) having you base your whole argument around a misunderstanding and mistranslation. Iltimas e Dua wassalam
  6. 2 points
    Not surprising if this came out to be true, taking the chaos as an opportunity to take out a man with great influence would be a realistic scenario. Seyyed Sistani made some big enemies with his fatwa that created the Hashd and subsequently made daesh advance come to a stop.
  7. 2 points
    This again is an attempt to detract from the fact that we have a problem of sick and twisted individuals exploiting the vulnerable through Mut'a May God cruse all injustice which includes those who exploit the vulnerable whoever they may be.
  8. 2 points

    strange matam/latmiya

    I feel like we're trying to imitate rap or something, doesn't come across great for me. Doesn't even sound good either (well, I have never liked rap so maybe that's why). That being said, ask a Marja' on the permissibility.
  9. 2 points
    The Holy Prophet said Prostration of a human for another human being is not permitted. (If it had been) I would have ordered the wife to prostrate before her husband Greater Sins Vol 1, Part 3, page 70; Wasaelush Shia
  10. 2 points

    Iraq Protests 2019-2020

    We are growing stronger each Arbaeen. No matter our differences, Shias are united when it comes to Arbaeen. The timing of the protest cannot be a mere coincidence, an attempt to discourage people who visit Karbala from around the world. I doubt they'll succeed. Besides, I don't believe everyone protesting is bribed or something. They are genuinely distressed and going through a difficult phase. It's few mischief makers who have managed to spark a flame.
  11. 1 point
    Have you ever just wanted to make dua to Allah & plead for His help, but then you just stop yourself from doing so because you start to think to yourself that your problems are so minuscule, compared to that of those of the less fortunate. Those who are living in poverty, those living in war torn countries & so on & so on. And so you just don't make any dua to Allah because you start to think about others who are less fortunate than you & what they're going through, & those people who have it way worse than you. Like, my worst days is someone else's best days. Its like a feeling of shame that you feel, when you come to God with your 1st world problems when there are others who are having it way worse. Do you ever just feel ashamed to ask God for His help knowing others are suffering much worse than you?
  12. 1 point

    Primary goal of marriage?

    Salam Has Allah talla primarily created "marriage" so that it serves as the means to an end, where the "end" is fullfilmemt of natural sexual desire? Or is this equation the other way round...I.e., Has Allah only created sexual desires because it may serve as the means to the "end"..where the end is not sex, it is living a married life? In other words, what actually is the main goal? Is it fullfilment of sexual desire (for which we need marriage) or is it living a married life (for which we need sexual desire as an incentive)?
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  14. 1 point
    No thanks. I'll stick to going to multiple Hussainiyas every night and actually listening to lectures instead of doing questionable actions. My Imam would rather I become knowledgeable. Literally a hundred things you could do that would be better than this. All this does is push people away from us.
  15. 1 point

    How has Islam changed in recent years?

    In the West : I think Muslims think about Islam more than they did before. They stick more and more to their obligations like prayer, etc.
  16. 1 point
    The Sajda of Yaqood was in the direction of Yousuf and not to Yousuf as Sajda of Angels were in the direction of Adam (عليه السلام) and not to Adam (عليه السلام) similarly like we make Sajda in the direction of Kabbah but we make it Sajda for Allah (عزّ وجلّ) and do not regard Kabah as deity but compass to the direction of Allah's wish.
  17. 1 point
    Haji 2003

    Ate/Eating/Will Eat?

    I've tried some of those thin beef slice things from the local Turkish/Armenian/Alawite/Persian shop and it was vile.
  18. 1 point

    Iraq Protests 2019-2020

    it's a common problem during Ziarat that Iranians lose their passport due to rubbing in large crowd specialty in shrines visiting in large crowds that some smugglers sell lost passports to some people so it's not strange that they find some Iranian passports during this planned protest.
  19. 1 point
    As salaamun aleikum, No, because asking forgiveness is how Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has made purifying our souls possible. I sometimes do something similar to myself, and sometimes, the same kind of thing is thrust upon me. Like, people will say things like, "your problem isnt so bad--look what the Ahle Bayt went through." as if to dismiss the hardships I go through in life that Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has chosen for me to go through..its like, "whaaa...?" I mean, we should always strive to be as close in all actions as the Ahle Bayt were, but we will never be as good as them. That is just the reality of the situation. So let me have my "moment" over here without the added guilt that its not "ok" for me to have my moment. Brother, take time, have your moment, but always seek forgiveness. Also, I found this the other day on a site that talks about logical fallacies: appeal to emotion You attempted to manipulate an emotional response in place of a valid or compelling argument. Appeals to emotion include appeals to fear, envy, hatred, pity, pride, and more. It's important to note that sometimes a logically coherent argument may inspire emotion or have an emotional aspect, but the problem and fallacy occurs when emotion is used instead of a logical argument, or to obscure the fact that no compelling rational reason exists for one's position. Everyone, bar sociopaths, is affected by emotion, and so appeals to emotion are a very common and effective argument tactic, but they're ultimately flawed, dishonest, and tend to make one's opponents justifiably emotional. Example: Luke didn't want to eat his sheep's brains with chopped liver and brussel sprouts, but his father told him to think about the poor, starving children in a third world country who weren't fortunate enough to have any food at all. (don’t be like Lukes dad to yourself) W/s
  20. 1 point

    0ctober 5th

    On this date in history: My sister was born
  21. 1 point

    Iraq Protests 2019-2020

    The goons who shoot at the protesters are either inept at their job so they are quick to use excessive force or they are being given orders to use such force. Based on the sheer size of the death and casualty toll, it is clear this is a systematic effort to violently crackdown on the protesters. How funny people pin the blame on them when they are the ones who live on trillions of dollars worth of oil wealth but don't have basic services like water and electricity. How is it that people, especially youth, can't find work at all? The blame for all of this isn't on a "foreign power" or "hidden hands", the blame goes to the corrupt politicians who have sold out their nation's wealth for their own benefit or the benefit of others. I agree with what the Sayyed said: "Lawmakers hold the biggest responsibility for what is happening."
  22. 1 point
    Actually I am not the one casting judgements here, rather I understand the difficulties of reality. The other brother was arguing that her mutah was haram and not valid because her motivation of having one was money if I understood him correctly. Do you agree with that? Lets say that the article is true and the girl thought she was entering a permanent marriage but in fact she was entering a temporary marriage, does this automatically render the marriage void? Marriage is a contract, whether permanent or temporary, if you don't pay attention to what your signing on to, be it because you thought something or because you can’t even read but still accepted to enter a marriage, does the marriage become void?
  23. 1 point

    You & God

    Thank you both for sharing. I appreciate you both. What you girls have said have really helped me ponder. Thank you again. @Ruqaya101 @3wliya_maryam
  24. 1 point
    Not after this I think his query was about sajda e ta'zeemi which some Shia do at the shrines of Imams (عليه السلام)
  25. 1 point
    Theres always sick and twisted individuals in every place on this Earth. If you want to help the women who out of poverty engage in mutah, you may go to the many websites that donate money to war orphanages in Iraq and maybe give them a chance not to have to go through poverty which results in such things. This site is good: http://noororphansfund.org/
  26. 1 point
    to be honest I never did so because I never thought of it. I leave such things on Allah Rasool (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Ahle Bait (عليه السلام). This is just a forum for discussion.
  27. 1 point
    No, that was supposedly Khomeini, there was a massive thread on it sometime ago....
  28. 1 point
    I don't know, I was just literally quoting a hadith on prostration...
  29. 1 point
    The fact that they’re sharing this despite the fact that they don’t know its credibility shows what they want to accomplish. I don’t want to be the conspiracy theorist here but anyone who noticed how this was published alongside the protests in Iraq?
  30. 1 point

    Plastic Pollution

    This is a very good news. A great progress in ocean cleanup system:
  31. 1 point

    Spiritual Advice Thread

    "Namaz (prayer) is like a sweet lemon, the more it is delayed from awwal-e-waqt (prime time) it gets bitter. Anyone who gets used to delay his prayers should get ready for the delay in his worldly affairs, delay in marriage, delay in employment, delay in birth of child, delay in safety and health" - Ayatollah Bahjat ((رضي الله عنه).)
  32. 1 point

    Plastic Pollution

    @notme Sorry for the slow reply, l was fighting with links over in Iraq Protests. Search: ocean plastic cleanup and go to one of the articles. l can't figure out what is 'wrong' with CNN. Auto capitalization is another problem. [must be the Iran project messing around]
  33. 1 point

    Iraq Protests 2019-2020

    These reports are similar Sidney Morning Herald; 2106hrsSidneyTime https://www.smh.com.au/world/middle-east/facing-a-shortage-of-everything-iraqis-protest-corruption-20191001-p52xae.html And: country in media blackout -->telephone rumor mill https://www.smh.com.au/world/middle-east/Iraq-is-under-curfew-internet-blackout-as-government-tries-to-curb-protests-20191004-52xju.html An unexpected (as n 'so soon') from Tass: "Situation in lraq getting back to normal . . ." https://tass.com/world/1081283 For some other info and an overview, https://chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-ml-ap-explains-Iraq-protests-20191003-story.html or Search "AP explains lraq protests" There is a 'wait and see' as to what happens during jummah and what the here-to-silent militia leaders think. The US has 5,000 troops in lraq.
  34. 1 point

    Plastic Pollution

    An easy and hopeful read. Plastic as small as 1mm retained. Development is progressing. https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/02/tech/ocean-cleanup-catching-plastic-scn-tmd/index.html retyped: https://www.cnn/com/2019/10/02/tech/ocean-cleanup-catching-plastic-scn-tmd/index.html NOTE: link checked and re-checked but not working, please search Alternately: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/10/03/great-Pacific-garbage-patch-cleanup-underway/3854722002/
  35. 1 point

    You & God

    Yes, I think I can very much relate to this. Alot of people on this site probably can too. I understand exactly how you feel, because I am also struggling with my faith not only because of sins but also the doubts that I face within Islam. You see, nowadays many Muslims don't portray Islam the way it is meant to be portrayed, we are filled with ignorance and blindness, where the truth always tends to be hidden. The problem with me, I used to be extremely faithful back then. I would pray on time, read the Qur'an, dedicate myself to reading many duas from our Imams (عليه السلام), as well as carrying out alot of mustahabat. Now I don't do that anymore. It felt strange, where I just went major downhill, and I wasn't proud, but I wasn't sad about it either. In fact I felt happy for some reason, because I used to be this shy and reserved lonely girl who was never open minded, and now that part of me has kinda changed. And sometimes I wonder what the real reason was towards this drastic change; was it friends, or family? Was it because of my OCD? All three of these things affected me and my connection towards God. Yes I may have been influenced by my friends, but I also believe that my parents, as well as many other families don't really know how to teach Islam the proper way. They may in some aspects, but really they have kind of manipulated us too; and when I realised the cultural and religious clashes within my household, I began distancing myself from faith. It hurt me because I felt like I was being lied to. And I do believe they do this out of love and protection, but it is just wrong and that also affected my levels of faith, I just felt manipulated and I became less inclined towards God, astaghfirullah. I can relate to the whole crying thing. Last time I remember going to the majlis, while I was listening to the recitation I began to ball my eyes out, not only because of the maqtal, but because of my faith and how distant I was from the Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام). Even if your du3a is complete silence, Allah still hears you. He doesn't need to hear you speak, He knows the pain in your heart and understands you more than anybody else, so appreciate those moments where you constantly weep, because those tears are a blessing. Even if you're the worst sinner, Allah is the most forgiving and maybe this is happening because He wants you to reach out to Him, beg for forgiveness and strengthen your faith. He only chooses to put us through hardship only to get closer to Him. Alhamdullilah for everything.
  36. 1 point


    Take care brother, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bless you inshallah
  37. 1 point


    I felt you will leave us soon. Bye brother, may Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) protect you from the wrongdoers.
  38. 1 point

    Iraq Protests 2019-2020

    This is another issue Iraqis are protesting about and are angered by. The oil and the money that comes from it (being one of the largest oil originalities) is being used and maybe even shared for the benefit of the corrupt government, and not to its people. As for this, contamination isn't just in the water, its in the foods, in the markets, in hospitals, on walls, everywhere. And in Iraq, from what I know only, delivering tanks to each house is the only source of clean water (besides bottled water) that comes from wells and these tanks are refilled every 3-4-5 months. Hmm, Im not sure about this, though. Possibly. @Sumerian perhaps might add some comment.
  39. 1 point
    Sorry I don’t know why but I just saw your answer now ! Could I ask if you think he could be the next suprem leader ?
  40. 1 point
    habib e najjaar

    Ate/Eating/Will Eat?

    I remember going into a grocery store near the haram in Mashhad and they had this tinned "ham" for sale. It was not made in Iran, so we raised it with the store keeper, got into a long argument about why we cannot trust the product because technically the word ham only refers to the meat of one animal. Eventually the store manager admitted that they were not aware that it may be not halal and would contact their supplier to confirm what exactly it is that they were selling to them. For the sake of all parties involved, I do hope it was not actual ham, and just one of these halal imitations.
  41. 1 point
    "The first of us is Muhammad, the mid of us is Muhammad, the last of us is Muhammad, all of us are Muhammad" - hadith. The above is denied by this. Moreover, if you really want to testify to imamah then testify to the Imam of our times, Imam al-Mahdi (عليه السلام). Obviously insisting on this break away and new sect has a different purpose.
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    Far from God

    I am so far away from God -- it's honestly ridiculous... and I have no clue how to get back to God. Nothing has meaning anymore. I don't feel anything anymore. I don't understand concepts and reality anymore. Please help me.
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    (salam) Man you shias are weird, you's celebrate a million holidays a year. When an imam dies, was born, ruled, had a baby, bla bla bla Just like the christians. :lol:
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