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  1. 3 points
    In that sense fluency might be harder to come across. Usually language acquisition is rated on a scale ranging based on ability and knowledge. One is the IRL scale which the FSI uses -- I think. Another really popular one is the ECL test, though I really have no idea how either works or what the test which one takes for them would look like. Your own gauging of where you are is a good metric, you really have an idea of your own skills. In reality most people won't be able to pick up any book written in their own language and not get stuck reading it, some works are just tough pieces of literature and others are so technical that one needs an education or a kind of an education in them to understand. And as it regards understanding, it tends to be a very esoteric skill for some languages. I've seen you converse with relative ease with a Persian speaker, I can only presume you understand better than you speak -- as everyone does -- and that this carries over to Arabic and Urdu as well to varying degrees. One doesn't need to have bilingual or native proficiency to say they know a language, you might be an intermediate learner or even advanced learner and still be able to get by.
  2. 3 points
    I speak french, english and I have good notions of spanish and persian. I tried to learn Arabic but I was very bad.
  3. 3 points
    Before the interview, it's smart to contact those who will be conducting the interview, and make it clear that you can't shake hands if any female extends her hands. I think most hiring managers will understand and will respect you for letting them know well in advance. Don't make things awkward on the day because it'll affect your interview (you won't be in the right frame of mind). Keep in mind that recruitment managers are human beings too, and if you awkwardly refuse a handshake, it'll affect how they behave towards you in a very subtle way (not that they're purposefully going to do it).
  4. 2 points
    his points were actually great , he did reffer to many credible sources on the subject , I will put his points later when I have time to do so tho.
  5. 2 points
    Yes, I don't speak them to an extent to which I can say I am fluent at them. If I count semi fluent languages then we would have to add Persian, Arabic and Urdu.
  6. 2 points
    Hassu93

    What languages do you speak?

    English,Urdu and Tamil.
  7. 2 points
    Alhamdulilah, Lolol This post got no chill, Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) was very loving towards his family and followers even though some of his followers and distant family weren’t sincere with him. Alhamdulilah, our Prophet had a rough childhood in the sense of losing both his mother and father (may Allah be pleased with them). Despite the loss Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) heart was very kind and gentle compared to most men. He was the best example of all men. He showered his Ahlul Bayt with great love!! He was very affectionate towards them. It is the example that we to should be this way towards our loved ones and brothers and sisters of faith. Insha’Allah we have to remember to not let this world and it’s struggles harden our Hearts and ask Allah to soften our hearts to our brothers and sisters. Everyone is different so feelings from struggle will effect in different ways from some others so we don’t truly know their pain.
  8. 2 points
    2Timeless

    Feeling skin deprived

    A real man acknowledges his weaknesses and seeks to improve on himself in any way. I will be direct, but you need to man-up.
  9. 2 points
    AmirioTheMuzzy

    What languages do you speak?

    Je ne suis pas francophone. J'ai fait l'immersion française.
  10. 2 points
    Super ! Je ne savais pas qu'il y avait un autre francophone sur shiachat .
  11. 2 points
    It's an unwritten rule of the internet that anyone who points out punctuation or grammar mistakes in someone else's work, usually makes one or two in their critique.
  12. 2 points
    Haji 2003

    Hilloween is a Pagan Holiday!

    I guess that makes it easier to keep an animal as a household ornament. since it won't destroy all the other material possessions. But the ethics stink.
  13. 2 points
    "I can't shake hands for religious reasons, unless medically necessary"
  14. 2 points
    hasanhh

    Iraq Protests 2019

    Disagree. lt is the Last Day that will.
  15. 1 point
    Salam everyone: I am interested to hear your experiences during interviews and the like where a person of opposite gender extends their hand to shake. I usually apologize and place my hand near my chest and with a slight bow I say "Sorry, I can't shake hands due to religious reasons". Is that response sufficient nowadays? What about for interviewing for health professions where people who don't know about Islam will think that if I can't shake hands, then how can I treat patients? I have consistently wondered that if jobs/careers/health professions etc. endorse diversity in their mission how come ways of greeting not included as diversity? How can we inform more people to let them know about Muslim handshaking so that everyone understands why one does not shake hands with the opp gender out of respect, not to disrespect. I have also thought about not shaking the hands of anyone for the purpose of 'equality' especially in mixed panel style interviews. I guess this is one of the difficulties of living in the west unfortunately. I would like to know what you all think and also how to deal with these scenarios now and during the career etc.
  16. 1 point
    Salams, Could you state what the presenter's points were? The video is over an hour long so not worth watching, especially because I don't imagine we have an expert in paleography, Quranic studies, or the Sanaa manuscript so I'm not sure how good the critique will be -- though I think I saw him refer to Sadeghi's article which is an essential reading on the subject so I could be wrong. I remember his reference regarding that was specifically in response to there having been a cover up of the discovery, such narratives are quite common when discussing the discovery of ancient manuscripts because it makes a fascinating story though not necessarily a true one. Another instance is when people thought the Dead Sea Scrolls were being purposely kept secret even though it was really just academics who were working on other things but wanted to be the ones to translate this and make a name for themselves. In any case, it'd be nice if you could summarize the presenter's points, thanks. Iltimas e Dua Wassalam
  17. 1 point
    Perhaps you may interpret the question the OP asks when he says which languages you speak to more generally which languages you can (to greater and lesser degrees) understand, in which case I must congratulate you on being such an accomplished polyglot. In all seriousness these do count as your languages since you can understand them (passive comprehension) and to some degree produce information in them (active comprehension).
  18. 1 point
    Fluent in speaking English, Urdu and Farsi. Can hold a relatively decent conversation in Arabic. Can make do with broken Punjabi (though I understand it completely). Would love to learn German and French. Wasalam
  19. 1 point
    habib e najjaar

    Career VS Marriage

    A Muslim girl who was among the top students nationally in my country and very focussed about her career got married in 2nd year of med school and had a child in 4th year and one child while she was doing her internship. She is not the first female Muslim medical student I know who has done this. It will be tough, it will require an extra patient and supportive family and spouse, it could mean dealing with a child before one plans for, but it is not impossible. If she is ready for marriage, and has good proposals coming, why should she reject them? It would be wise as a family to have a written pre nup relating to her studies e.g what level of support will be required from her spouse and his family.
  20. 1 point
    Futuremedstudent

    Career VS Marriage

    W/a I don't know if I can advise but I can just say that I am in a similar yet different position as your sister. I wonder if she's the oldest in the fam? I am the oldest, but alhamdulilah, no pressure from anyone and actually no talks of marriage which is quite great. One has to figure out what they want in life first. Do you want to go to med school and practice-- that's awesome. Do you want to start a family early-- that's your choice as well. Also one must never forget the Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is the best of planners. I personally enjoy not knowing about the future and thus not stressing about the future. I also want to pursue med, but it's even a longer path in the U.S where one has to get their bachelors first and apply to med school (even may take several gap years!) attend 4 years med, then 3 years of residency, until one 'officially' practices. One can do a lot in the meantime, a career is not just a job, it's a lifestyle, and whatever lifestyle means to you one can incorporate it along with their career. Also one should not think of med school as 'school' it's technically a career and one must treat it is a job. Does one not have a family if they have a job? of course, that is nonsense, and some people still don't understand that med school is not really a school but rather a career. Best of luck.
  21. 1 point
    Great replies. As far as contacting interviewers directly at least in health profession settings, they do not notify you on who's going to interview you unfortunately. Also wearing gloves does seem kind of awkward as usually I see people take their gloves off (winter etc.) before shaking someones hand (it may imply that someones hands are dirty thus I wear gloves etc.. of course that would not be the reason why one wears the gloves but people make assumptions.) . But I certainly understand that when ones a doc for example they should certainly wear gloves before examining patients. I personally don't see any reason to say to say I'm a hypochondriac (I'm not) as that just brushes off the actual reason why I don't shake hands. Sometimes I think people need to understand others customs and not take any offense and iA as more Muslims represent various sectors of the workplace it would become common practice.
  22. 1 point
    It is the language of Tanzania ?
  23. 1 point
    habib e najjaar

    What languages do you speak?

    English and Kiswahili.
  24. 1 point
    rkazmi33

    What languages do you speak?

    I speak English and Urdu.
  25. 1 point
    I can speak Urdu and English. I'm currently learning Farsi and I've made a lot of progress. You learn so much about different cultures by learning their language. It makes you more accepting and open-minded. Like I respect Persians more since I started learning Farsi and I find their culture beautiful. I also plan to learn Arabic in the future inshallah.
  26. 1 point
    Kamyar Majlessi

    Is zina only penetration?

    I'm asking, not providing
  27. 1 point
    Ashvazdanghe

    Iraq Protests 2019

    Iraqis have short memory if they had good hitorical memory they wouldn't repeat same mistakes again that seems many of them forget their troubles under Saddam (la) ruling .
  28. 1 point
    Moalfas

    Iraq Protests 2019

    You are 100 percent correct. What I meant was that in this life, the Iraqis will not forget the spilt blood and they will hold everyone responsible accountable.
  29. 1 point
    As salaamun aleikum, Drs usually wear rubber gloves before they start touching people, so once you get to that point in your career, in sha Allah, just put gloves on immediately. Up til that point, I personally think youre already doing a great job. Its the same thing I do when these occasions sneak up on me, however, when I KNOW I will be dealing with a male, like when visiting my parents' male attorney, and knowing how these meetings generally end in handshakes, I prepare ahead of time by bringing a pair of thin black gloves that match my attire so I don’t look awkward. (I will, however, look odd if it is a hot day) But yes, the Islamic issue has to do with preventing bare skin contact with na mahram, not the shaking in snd of itself, so if at some point you believe you need to actually engage in the whole handshaking ritual, then try to have a pair of gloves handy. Use them with the guys too if youre worried about rowdying up some womans "issues". Otherwise, I think youre doing a great job already:) W/s
  30. 1 point
    Haji 2003

    Hilloween is a Pagan Holiday!

    There may well be issues of legality and illegality, but they are quite separate from cruelty or the lack thereof. As I understand it in the U.S. the tradition was to have domestic cats declawed. Which is pretty horrific to be honest. And in fact the very idea of having an animal bred, kept captive and denied many instinctive behaviours so that some human can have a warm rug is also pretty cruel. But it is legal.
  31. 1 point
    Ashvazdanghe

    Iraq Protests 2019

    Iran & Iraq had corporation about managing control of crowd of Arbaeen pilgrims that both country are doing this corporation every year from start of Muharam until end of Safar for two months that during Arbaeen walking their presence is very visible also other people from Iranian municipalities & other offices that are offering public services like as Tehran municipality are present in Iraq for clearing cities & serving pilgrims that are come to Iraq to help their rivals in Iraq but this time it showed by negative propaganda against them.
  32. 1 point
    A doctor saying that he is a hypochondriac or mysophobic would seem rather odd, innit?
  33. 1 point
    AmirioTheMuzzy

    Hilloween is a Pagan Holiday!

    @thuglife By the way, why did you disagree with my reply? There's nothing to disagree with, so I'm confused...
  34. 1 point
    starlight

    Urdu speakers, suggestions needed

    Lolz... If you want to improve it by watching TV etc then I would suggest this. Just finished binge watching, cult classic serial but what struck me was the beautiful idiomatic Urdu expressions and the correct pronunciation, things which are scarce these days. (It's clean,no profanity,not even any haram touching, hijabishly dressed females :P but one would need to know basic Urdu to understand this) There are some Urdu lessons on youtube but I had to throw in tanhaiyan ;)
  35. 1 point
    Azadar-e-Ali

    What should one do

    If you think Islam is incorrect, then there is no point of any discussion, because we are discussing Islamic recommendations for pre-marital life and complete chastity before marriage. If you don't believe in these recommendations in the first place, then there is no benefit for any discussion. Qur'an: An-Nisa: 27: "Allah wants to accept your repentance, but those who follow [their] passions want you to digress [into] a great deviation."
  36. 1 point
    iCenozoic

    Iraq Protests 2019

    I was thinking the same thing. It would be awkward for me to see a Canadian police vehicles here in the US. Not sure why it would be normal for Iranian patrol vehicles to be in Iraq. Even if the vehicles were transportation regulators, it would be strange.
  37. 1 point
    Moalfas

    Forgot praying

    You can pray it Qadha قضاء Which simply means praying it after its time has elapsed; so you add in your Neya (intention) that you're paying it Qadha قضاء
  38. 1 point
    Mohammed-Mehdi

    What should one do

    Some advise/points: Willpower. If you have enough willpower to NOT: think Haram, look haram, etc. etc. etc. , then you will not. Prayer (Islamic). Prayer is a fort against sins. Think about your prayer. How is it? Should you maybe put more attention to it? Maybe you have a lot of missed prayers? Etc. Preparation; See this as a war. To win a war you must prepare and make plans. THink about possible scenario's. Think about triggers. Don't wait until you find yourself with the struggle of should I commit this sin or not, and already half into it. The fight starts way earlier. Don't lose hope if you make a mistake. Use it for your own benefit and to grow. Ask Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) for Guidance. (Try to) be of the Muttaqeen. Study more about this if you need to. Know that if anyone is able to stop selfabuse, especially men, will have a gigantic increase in energy, mood, more like the real you were born to be, etc. etc. etc. Only benefits.
  39. 1 point
    notme

    Thoughts 2019

    I pick up a book, but some people do crafts or watch TV or play video games. Sometimes I just go outside and look at nature.
  40. 1 point
    A_A

    Y'all know a Samar from Lebanon?

    She said: Hello Habibi, how are you? are you well? Hello, who is with me? I am Samar from Lebanon! Samar? Yes habibi, how are you? are you well? sorry, wrong number yes habibi, how are you? are you well? I am Ali, wrong number, sorry yes habibi, I am samar, are you well? hangs up*
  41. 1 point
    Kaya

    Lebanon Protests 2019

    How do we even know that these people are Hezbollah? Can't anyone buy Hezbollah flags and shout a couple common Hezbollah phrases? Israel has been trying for a looong time to create discord in between the Lebanese society and Hezbollah. They might have simply paid a dozen people to pretend to be Hezbollah.
  42. 1 point
    Moalfas

    Was Zoroaster a Prophet?

    According to several narrations, they did have a Prophet and a book, which is why they are accepted as from AhlulKitab. They killed their Prophet and burnt the book. The possible name of their Prophet: زردشت Zardesht The other possibility is that his name was داماست Damast (There's a suggestion that Zardesht claimed prophethood but was not a Prophet) Their original book was apparently called جاماست Jamast, and contained 12 thousand pages of bullskin according to a narration in Wasael Al Shia
  43. 1 point
    notme

    Feeling skin deprived

    Go up to your dad, brother, or close friend, and just give him a hug. I never heard the words "I love you" from my parents until I said them myself first. Be the example. Most likely other loved ones want affection too, but fear rejection or mockery.
  44. 1 point
    Azadar-e-Ali

    What should one do

    If it were impossible, then it wouldn't be obligatory. Islam is a practical religion. Who am I stop them from what Allah has made permissible? However, my post was about staying patient when someone is unable to do mutah. If a man wants to fulfill his sexual desire by doing mutah with my daughter, he would have full Islamic right to ask me for that (Allah has given him the right to ask, so there is nothing wrong with that). But whether I would accept his request or not would be up to me and my daughter, and we may both refuse if we are not happy with it. Allah has given us the right to refuse, just as He has given the man the right to ask. So, it is perfectly acceptable to ask a woman's hand for mutah and also perfectly acceptable for her and her father to refuse the offer. Our Imam (عليه السلام) were kept in prisons for years/decades. When they were given the opportunity to indulge in sin/ fornicate with beautiful women who were presented to them whilst they were in prison, they didn't even look at the women. This left people dumbfounded because they were surprised about how a man can totally ignore a beautiful woman who is offering herself to him and he didn't even look at her once. We have to follow the example of these role models. They were humans too. I am not infallible but the examples that we need to follow are the examples of our Imams, and Prophet Yousaf(عليه السلام) and Prophet Isa(عليه السلام) who are the role models of absolute chastity. We cannot match them, but the aim is to try - rather than justifying sexual sins on the pretext that sexual desire must be released.
  45. 1 point
    Mohammadi_follower

    Lebanon Protests 2019

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/secret-document-reveals-plans-civil-war-Lebanon-israeli-false-flags-invasion/5673906
  46. 1 point
    Sumerian

    Iraq Protests 2019

    Imagine someone being proud of being a "proxy" of another country.
  47. 1 point
    Moalfas

    Lebanon Protests 2019

    Confessional political systems distribute power to the different sects/religions of a jurisdiction proportionally. Both Iraq and Lebanon have these systems and they both ingrain sectarianism as opposed to a technocratic political system.
  48. 1 point
    Ashvazdanghe

    Lebanon Protests 2019

    it's because Christians have upper hand in Lebanon confessional system then Sunnis & Shias and Hizbullah are at end of list but now anyobody in Lebanon is blaming Hizbullah for every corruption & shortcoming & pro israeli parties are seeking for more share in power because Christians after defeating ISIS by Hizbullah & protection of Christians become the best allly of Hizbullah despite little share of Shias & Hizbullah in power that pro Israeli parties from all religions speciallily Maronite that is an old ally of Israel are seeking to change this situation.
  49. 1 point
    habib e najjaar

    Sadaqa Meat

    It could also be a nadhr he is fulfilling.
  50. 0 points
    Moalfas

    Iraq Protests 2019

    The blood of the innocent will hold the corrupt and sellouts accountable.
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