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  1. They are more Umar and Abu Bakar centric. Shias are Allah centric because the way our Imams (عليه السلام) describe tawhid is just on another level. Like when I read Nahjul Balagha, I see the purity of God everywhere. We must talk about the Imams (عليه السلام) and be obsessed about them to be Allah centric.
    6 points
  2. Years ago, my wife once went to the Sunni mosque to listen to the lecture on Imam “Ali’s (عليه السلام) Rashidun caliphate“ and entire khutbah focused on the merits and greatness of... Umar. Sunnis are sinful Sahaba centric, while we are infallible A’immah (عليه السلام) centric because there’s continuation of Allah‘s (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) mercy and correct teachings from all the Prophets (عليه السلام) to Imam al-Mahdi (عجّل الله تعالى فرجه الشريف). We follow infallible people as role models and guides, other people do not. There’s emphasis on Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) history so that people wouldn’t forget what happened to Prophet’s family after his death at the hands of “Caliphs”, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t talk about the Prophets (عليه السلام).
    5 points
  3. You seem to generalise a lot in multiple topics as well as self-reassure yourself on things based on cherry-picking. First of all, all the du’a are only to and Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). We don’t pray to anyone else. Never. Ever. Obviously the life of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) is to be understood through his relation to Imam Ali (عليه السلام), his successor, son-in-law and cousin, for both of them were on the path of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), unlike many of those around the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). Their relationship reinforced monotheism of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and kept people from going astray. There’s tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of hussaniyas, Islamic centers and mosques, have you ever been to all of them that you generalise? Talking about A’immah (عليه السلام) is taking you to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), for without wilayah of theirs, there’s no salvation. You seem to have some wrong understanding of Shia teachings. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is with the A’immah (عليه السلام) and the Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام), and they are with Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). They are purified, infallible representatives of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) on Earth and anything that brings one closer to them, brings him/her closer to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Reading al-Kafi alone helps understanding basics of our creed and how to attain salvation, I recommend it to all.
    4 points
  4. I can’t stand people who look at a whole family as “Bad” because their daughters/sons did some bad things you shouldn’t judge anyone and this is when culture comes along and people don’t think about Islam. We need to stop judging because even through a a good family the children can still turn out bad
    3 points
  5. Correct brother. I can confirm that I only communicated via email with my wife while we got to know one another before deciding to get married. I believe you summarized it best here: Marriage is not a place for starry eyed idealism, this is reality, a solemn contract between man and woman, the joining of two families and worship of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) 100 percent correct and as long as both partners keep this in mind then the marriage works very well, alhamdulillah.
    3 points
  6. It's always easier to point the finger at others rather than to clean up one's own home. This is why so many muslims ignore humanitarian crimes of muslim countries (ironically against other muslims) but spend most of their time and energy accusing others of the same thing.
    3 points
  7. The irony is that the majority of self appointed 'marriage experts' on this forum are unmarried. It's a trend that I've noticed since 15 years on SC. There are some exceptions, a notable one being brother @Abu Hadi who provides excellent insight based on knowledge and experience.
    3 points
  8. Hameedeh

    Ate/Eating/Will Eat?

    An advertisement on the radio for a vitamin supplement also mentions we should eat pickled vegetables. So relish, sauerkraut and pickles are healthy. (Must be the vinegar is good for us.)
    3 points
  9. We are living in very sad times, my friends. My whole life, since I was 4 years old, I have only wanted justice. My heart aches for everyone who has been bullied, abused and harmed. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bring justice to our world.
    3 points
  10. Salam, I wanna dedicate this thread to tawhid. Share the sayings of the ma'someen (عليه السلام) when it comes to tawhid. Share some important concepts which we all should know about tawhid, be it unity of divine action, unity of essence, oneness etc. Here is one hadith from Imam Ali (as): O Bedouin! The statement that ‘Allah is One’ is of four types: Two types cannot be applied to Allah, the Mighty and High; while the two other types can be applied to Him. As for the two types of statements that cannot be applied to Him, the first is the claim that Allah is One in a numerical sense. Such a statement cannot be applied to Allah, because as the One, He has no second, and He is not subject to mathematical calculation. Do you not see that he who claims that Allah is the third of the three has disbelieved (in Him)? The second statement which cannot be applied to Allah is the claim that He is One with humankind. Since He derives the species from the genus, He cannot be described through anthropomorphism [tashbih]. Our Lord is Higher and more Exalted than this. As for the two types of statements that can be applied to Allah, the first would be to say that He is the One who resembles none. This is a proper description of our Lord. The second statement which can apply to Allah is the statement that He, the Mighty and High, is Alone, in the sense that He is Indivisible in Existence [wujud], Intellect [‘aql], and Thought [wahm]. That is another dignified description of our Lord, the Mighty and High.
    2 points
  11. Salam, I want to list some important points why I feel online platforms aren't the best. I have heard of many success stories (even on Shiachat lol) but overall the negatives, especially if someone lacks the real world experience, can be far greater and can potentially lead to hurt etc. (1) Woman get desensitized. For example, women on these online marriage platforms, instagram, muzmatch etc. Are approached by multiple men. It is a fact that if a woman is decent looking, uploads a picture of herself wearing the hijab, post all these Islamic quotes, they will have hundreds of men propose to them. This could work both ways, but men don't get approached as much. When they get desensitised, we're not that special to them anymore. Some naive men may put all there hopes in getting to know one sister yet they are unaware that they are considered to be bots. This could go both ways, but men generally don't get approached as much imo. (2) Online platforms aren't the place to get intimate. The real issue is when people use these platforms for a full on relationship. Let me put it this way - say you had been sharing your deepest secrets in life, throwing in thousands of love emojis, staying up all night feeling so attached. But, you found out that the whole time it was someone you never could have imagined. The fact is - we're not falling in love with the person. If a bot was getting intimate with us, we would still feel the same way. (3) Prioritise face to face interactions or over the phone (better than nothing) Use these platforms to simply arrange meetups (within boundaries and with a guardian). Put the person on the spot and trust me, you'll find out so much more about someone's character. People have the time to be fake online, they can decieve us by crafting an amazing response to our questions. In real life we can read other people's body language, facial expressions etc. we can imagine waking up next to the person everyday. It's a waste of time "getting to know" someone online. (4) People aren't serious. Now let me roast men for a bit - yeah, many men just love the experience of swiping through and seeing multiple women. It's thrilling for them and they just love the "feeling". Many people are bored and lonely in real life, so some simply use these platforms to fill their boredom and just find someone to talk to (they basically waste someone else's time). I'm not saying the majority are like this, but they do exist for sure. This is just my humble opinion. I hope you all can keep these points in mind before using such platforms. Don't put all your hopes on marriage sites etc. Don't ever let anyone decieve you, don't get offended if you ever get rejected, don't consider your success online as an indicator of who you truly are. Remember that it's not real! Focus on approaching people, getting to know your potential spouse in the real world. Don't miss out on these real world experiences, especially if you live in a Shi'a populated city.
    2 points
  12. The UK has seen several protests across a number a cities. In Bristol: Protesters tear down slave trader statue https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52954305 They then dragged it and dumped it in a river.. Also, some awful scenes from London's protests yesterday where: protests leave 27 officers hurt https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-52954899
    2 points
  13. Alaikas Salaam brother, Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) was asked the same question and he (عليه السلام) replied: “Surely, people of Hell are eternally in Hell because their intention was if they lived in this world eternally they would disobey God eternally, likewise people of Paradise will be eternally in Paradise because their intention was if they lived in this world eternally they would worship God eternally.” (al-Kaafi, vol.2 p.85) Surah Al-Anaam, Verse 27: وَلَوْ تَرَىٰ إِذْ وُقِفُوا عَلَى النَّارِ فَقَالُوا يَا لَيْتَنَا نُرَدُّ وَلَا نُكَذِّبَ بِآيَاتِ رَبِّنَا وَنَكُونَ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ And could you see when they are made to stand before the fire, then they shall say: Would that we were sent back, and we would not reject the communications of our Lord and we would be of the believers. Surah Al-Anaam, Verse 28: بَلْ بَدَا لَهُم مَّا كَانُوا يُخْفُونَ مِن قَبْلُ وَلَوْ رُدُّوا لَعَادُوا لِمَا نُهُوا عَنْهُ وَإِنَّهُمْ لَكَاذِبُونَ Nay, what they concealed before shall become manifest to them; and if they were sent back, they would certainly go back to that which they are forbidden, and most surely they are liars. (English - Shakir)
    2 points
  14. Online platforms can be an excellent resource for finding a potential spouse as long as one understands the pitfalls around the issue. I would describe them as a database of leads, but one has to then do the legwork, research and due diligence. Whilst they're not a perfect solution for finding the right spouse, they can be a lifeline for many who don't have access to such potential leads otherwise. I would suggest to keep a number of things in mind when searching for a spouse online: 1- It's a lot easier to project a fake persona online, therefore face to face interactions are very important. 2- To get a good idea of a person's character, one must be able to see their interactions not only with them personally but also with people in the community at large. This would be very difficult online. 3- Much of the emotions/tone/body language are lost and unaccounted for in digital communication. So in a nutshell, whatever due diligence/risk assessments one does when seeking a spouse in the community, it would be the same that one needs to do online, plus a little bit more due to reasons such as the above.
    2 points
  15. Man exactly! I spent over 4 years at uni (I'm still there) and at almost every friday sermon, I always heard stories about Umar and Abu Bakar. Never did I even hear the word Ahlulbayt once. I'm not exaggerating.
    2 points
  16. I think it is wrong terming bad women "Zulaykkhas" of this world because there are mentions of her repentance present. Yes, you cannot define anyone by their past. It was between them and Allah and if they repented sincerely and did not repeat the offense then it is their own matter. No one is suggesting going to strip clubs and coming out with a stripper to marry. This verse in particular is talking about habitual offenders and does not include those who have repented. This is why there are commentaries and aHadith present about ayahs. From a fiqhi point of view, the Maraja say it is not permission to marry as an obligatory precaution unless they have repented so it is not Haram. There are many ahadith mentioned in Major Sins for Zina and some of it mention how badly the person who committed Zina will smell in the hereafter but mention unless they repented before their death. Surah Nur, also says, "[Yusufali 24:26] Women impure are for men impure, and men impure for women impure and women of purity are for men of purity, and men of purity are for women of purity: these are not affected by what people say: for them there is forgiveness, and a provision honourable." If you just want to go by one Ayah's translation without context or understanding then what does it mean for the above Ayah when a woman or man may be pure when they marry but one of them becomes a fornicator after marriage. Does that mean it makes that one good person impure too because they are married to a person who becomes vile later. How many times have pure women or men been married to the opposite in this world? Because sins happen behind closed doors and no one knows of another's past sins. There are also numerous Ayahs present that indicate someone who has lost hope of repentance from Allah, lost hope of mercy from Allah, that act is called kufr too. This thinking of considering someone vile for the rest of their lives based on a past sin will make them lose hope in the mercy of Allah. These days there are also false accusations of zina on women, which may just very well be rumors and hearsay. Then there's this Hadith, the Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) said, “Be careful of backbiting because backbiting is worse than adultery, in that a person who commits adultery can repent and ask forgiveness from God, and Allãh can forgive him whereas Allãh will not forgive the backbiter until the person who was at the receiving end forgives him.”
    2 points
  17. I'm an Iranian so I must defend my country but I don't deny problems of Iran & I don't live in fantasy anyway Afghans & rest of refugees may face discrimination in any country that Iran is not an exception but refugees expect fantasy requests from Iran & mix it with religion matters that you must know Imam Khamenei is one of greatest supporters of Afghan refugees in Iran but majority of governmental authorities are still following old & obsolete proxies that inherited from de facto proxies of Pahlavi era but everyone blames Imam Khamenei for their short comings.
    2 points
  18. Different things. It is true that many Iranians are racists. Including against afghans and I say that as an iranian. This is even more shameful when we have practically same culture and same religion. This is even worst when some Iranians are very nice toward non Muslim western pekoke but harsh toward afghans. This is also true that life for afghans is not easy in Iran. HOWEVER It is good to remember that Iran had welcomed MILLIONS of afghan refugees since 40 years despite we are not a rich country and we are under international sanctions. We face a big epidemic situation and economic crisis so Iranians just can't manage to welcome irregular afghan migrants anymore. Last but not least even if criticisms is sometimes valid and right I invite everyone to consider what I said previously. As for the afghans insulting Iran because such thing I would say that we help you a lot these last decades and this is not because some policemen did such things that all iranians do that. Now if you are not happy you could go back to Afghanistan no one force you to stay.
    2 points
  19. I mean this fits you to a T, @ali_fatheroforphans, as far as I know you aren't married yourself. So what is the point of this thread? You have to yet to reply to me on what you think the solution is. What is the solution for people such as me? Marriage is not a place for starry eyed idealism, this is reality, a solemn contract between man and woman, the joining of two families and worship of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) To the part I've boldened: That is utter nonsense and again, talking on the phone or getting to see people isn't really an option for me, at least not during this pandemic. It's extremely hard and stressful talking on the phone, plus you still can't see body language (unless you video call), so what's the difference between the phone or email, we still have to have to be exceedingly careful. Also, I think you're being painfully naive and it shows. People can also equally as deceptive through the phone or in person, mark my words: Someday, you'll understand just how deceptive a woman can be on the phone or video chat, it's not fun at all. I'm speaking from experience, something you are clearly lacking. Also, I'm getting tired of you pedaling your assumptions and sweeping judgments as the gospel truth. You know nothing when it comes to relationships, all you know is you saw your sister reject men because they weren't very attractive or presentable to her.
    2 points
  20. I hope you'll do the Metroid Prime games on the GameCube and Wii. I played a bit of the first Prime. Currently I've been playing The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker on my GameCube. I am looking forward to Metroid Prime 4. I love Wind Waker. It's a great game that was underappreciated for its time.
    2 points
  21. Ali_Hussain

    Tawhid

    https://www.al-islam.org/commentary-kumayl-supplication-allama-husayn-ansariyan/complete-text-dua-kumayl-arabic
    2 points
  22. Abdul-Hadi

    Ate/Eating/Will Eat?

    Tonight I had potato cheese soup with a salad and some tuscan-style garlic bread.
    2 points
  23. I especially like the final line --nice way to bring the poem to conclusion
    2 points
  24. I'm playing through Super Metroid again. I do it every so often.
    2 points
  25. Not only can we do that but we also recognise that there is a deeper link between Musa ((عليه السلام).) and Haroun and the analogy with Prophet Muhammad ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).) and Ali ((عليه السلام).) that is being referred to in the Qur'an than Sunnis may realise. Also fascinating references to the anti-Haroun group/leader as well ...
    2 points
  26. Salam this is another propaganda against Iran that Iran border guard provided enough evidence that Afghan migrants died in an accident that they didn't have any rule in it that Afghan government authorities accepted their evidences . In phone call with Afghan President; Pres. Rouhani: Iran to always stand by Afghanistan for developing peace, stability, security https://en.abna24.com/news//pres-rouhani-iran-to-always-stand-by-afghanistan-for-developing-peace-stability-security_1042229.html
    2 points
  27. To the OP, Thank you for creating this topic. My honest reflections: Modesty 1. Back in our days (1999-2002?), I read a few Tejani books and thought that I knew it all. In or about 2003, I joined Shiachat. It took me literally less than a year to be repeatedly humbled on this forum. I soon realised that my level of knowledge was merely 'shared' but not of the level of being considered as 'produced'. The overall wisdom of SC members (especially my seniors) helped mutate my 'genetic code' over time. I learnt how to critically analyse data/information. Importantly, I learnt the value of modesty. Wisdom 2. Aristotle once said that it is not enough to know what to say. You must know how to say it. I learnt this trick on this forum by absorbing information, reflecting on it, considering counter arguments, and understanding information in a way that I can explain it to laymen. Passing the Torch to the Next Generation 3. I am so glad that we have this Islamic forum active and alive. I would prefer that my sons soon become familiar with this platform rather than FB, InstaGrm, TTK etc. Career Progression 4. It was my reputation on SC that I was able to connect with an individual on SC who gave me the opportunity to learn a lot in my field of work. Most kids in my industry struggle to find or establish Business to Business relationship. But I have learnt so much, thanks to this anonymous individual, that I feel the confidence to make a huge difference in the Middle East.
    2 points
  28. Abdul-Hadi

    Pyrograph

    Getting even uniform shading on a piece is not remotely easy. I still have a lot of practicing to do, but this is my workpiece of the day.
    1 point
  29. hasanhh

    Cutting off ties?

    @maryammmm To echo Gaius, keep them at arm's length -as said in the West.
    1 point
  30. Wait-- 2d drawings of living things is allowed?? That's good news for me, I need to branch out in what I draw.
    1 point
  31. Abdul-Hadi

    What Do You Study?

    I never went to school & likely won't, but I do study things in my spare time. For the past two years, I've been on a Soviet Union & Cold War kick. Over the past month or so, I've been studying Islam & teaching myself Spanish. I don't have a job. I lost it due to C19. Normally I do construction or food service, but I really want to just be my own boss and support myself through my woodburnings & writing... work from home.
    1 point
  32. Moalfas

    Afghans Killed in Iran

    This is exactly how far right xenophobes in the West respond to 'immigrants' who raise discrimination issues.
    1 point
  33. I dislike that you be known as cursers and abusers. - Imam Ali (عليه السلام) Waq’ah Ṣiffīn by Naṣr b. Muzāḥim pg. 103; Mustadrak al-Wasā’il, vol. 12, pg. 306 by Muḥaddith Nūrī
    1 point
  34. Hajj Ghassem as a juvenile (working in a hotel, seemingly) Who could predict this kid would become as the greatest General of his time?
    1 point
  35. Yess a part-time one inshallah. I would love helping couples inshallah
    1 point
  36. Back in middle school we had a subject that talked about deen and religion and obviously it was a sunni view and wow you could find loads of stuff about the caliphs and they BARELY talked about thr ahlul bayt The only time i remember where imam ali was mentioned was when imam ali slept in prophet Muhammad's bed and thats all i can remember
    1 point
  37. This. Many ulama consider nikah mutah to be recommended act in order to prevent zina and/or prostitution. That’s why the temporary marriage is seen as recommended, in order to avoid sinning. This is, for example, position of majority of modern Iranian ulama. Nikah mutah comes with a set of rules and obligations, and gives women protection, unlike engagement in fornication and babies out of wedlock, like in the West and even plenty of Muslim countries (Syria, Tunisia, Morocco, Turkey and others). I appreciate your efforts on my behalf but I’m not a muqalid of Shaykh Makarem Shirazi. I know the rulings of my marja’ on jurisprudential issues quite well because I studied under his representative for my region, as well as having my marja’s books at home. I’m glad that on the Judgment Day you are more than ready to answer for this accusation against 40 million people, the land of martyrs. Have you ever lived in Iraq, you would get shot if you will touch non-mahram girl to you. If you have a proof, bring it forth. If you don’t, stop spreading fitnah. You degrade and undermine ulama, Iraqi women dignity and society with such empty accusations. You will have to answer for that. Temporary marriage is permissible and if you cause injustice to a single person with your posts, you will be questioned. Your tongue is no different to the one used by Wahhabis, who few years back accused Shias of “leavening scores of babies behind” after the Arba'een, something that was proved as false by the multiple sources, Shia and Western. Meanwhile, Saudis fathered tens of thousands of children abroad, which became a real headache for the fundamentalist Sunni regime. For example, after he became the ruler (1 August 2005), King Abdullah had ordered that money be paid to the abandoned children of Saudi men. That didn’t stop the zina of Saudi Wahhabis. Facts are backed by proof, not slanders and empty words.
    1 point
  38. Its graphics and visual style still hold up today, while many of the “realistic” looking games from that time period look quite ugly by today’s standards and aged poorly. Proof you have to take creative risks.
    1 point
  39. This topic is about what exactly? Sunnis stabbed Shias more than a dozen times. Treaty wise, Muawiyah outwardly lied to Imam al-Hassan (عليه السلام), Al-Ma'mun did as well towards Imam al-Ridha (عليه السلام), then we have As-Saffah who openly betrayed Shi’ite masses that fought on his behalf, despite being pulled out of obscurity, Saladin undermined and stabbed in the back the Fatimids, Saddam rode to power on officially secular horse to engage in modern day anti-Shia genocide, an immigrant al-Khalifa of Bahrain broke all the treaties with the native Shia majority to engage in its genocide, and so on. Just few examples from the top of my head. The difference is that Shiites sought to give the rights usurped back to Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام), while for Sunnis it was, is and always will be about this dunya and wielding power for personal gain. By the way, we have no love for any Sunni established regimes, including the Mughals. Ever heard of Taraaj-e Shia? That’s one example. Don’t expect us to love and work on behalf of regimes that sought and seek our genocide. Besides, Mir Jafar’s story is more complex than what you presented. He and his son-in-law where distrusted by the British and forcibly removed from any decision making, his son-in-law openly defined and fought the British.
    1 point
  40. Wa 'alaykum assalam, Unfortunatly that kind of thing comes with being a minority, people tend want to focus on the things that make them unique or different just to make a point of their individuality. Most people are so deep in it that they don't even understand what you are trying to say, you will often see replies like "talking about Imam 'Ali is talking about the Prophet" - although they don't accept the opposite to be true and they seem to mean it in the sense that they are the same person because narrations say they were made from the same light. Or they will say "talking about wilaya is talking about Allah" again not understanding the point you are trying to make. Or they will say that other sects don't understand the Qur'an but the average Shi'a layman just thinks that every verse is about the Imams (or at least 1/3 or 1/4) and again they don't seem to understand that those types of interpretations don't really benefit you, you can see that the Imami interpreters generally stay away from such basic explanations. At least in the primary sources you get a religion that is more focused on Allah, the Prophet and the Qur'an. In Arabic you can find scholars with that kind of focus, in the other languages, in English at any rate, not so much.
    1 point
  41. Allahumma salli ala muhammadiw wa Ali muhammadin wa ajjil faraja hum Rabbinee lima anzalta ilayya min khayrin faqir Audhu billahi minash shaytanir rajeem دع كل الشتائم ضدي تُعاد سبعة أضعاف. Astaghfirillah Ya Allah, protectmy sister from further harm and abuse Ya as-Sadiq, pray on my behalf, to Al-Haqq that my friend is guided to Islam and healed of her headaches. Verily with hardship comes ease. (إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا - 94:6) Ya Kadhim, pray to As-Sabur on my behalf that me and my brother in Islam are rewarded with a wife each and also that he can find the strength and to overcome his sadness. Verily with hardship comes ease. (إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا - 94:6) Ya Ridha, pray to Al-Wadud on my behalf that she gets peace of mind, verily with hardship comes ease. (إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا - 94:6) Ya Taqi, pray to Al Hakim on my behalf that my burden is lessened and I get the strength to take this deen and the sanctity of my life seriously. Verily with hardship comes ease. (إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا - 94:6) I ask nothing more than for our happiness and wellbeing. May we all be protected from the plague by Your permission.
    1 point
  42. Islamically, both children and parents have rights and privileges that should be understood and implemented within Islamic framework of everyday life. Muslim household shouldn’t be run like a dictatorship. I think the easiest way to achieve family peace and harmony is to develop a mentality of “do unto others as you would like them to do to you“. Patience, proper mannerism, and justice of actions and tongue all come from Islamic understanding, it’s religious ignorance that breeds injustice and oppression.
    1 point
  43. Regardless if this particular case was the fault of Iranian border guards or not, I think it is a fact that a lot of Afghans are discriminated in Iran. The biggest tragedy is that majority of Afghans in Iran are Twelver Shi’ites but are seen as inferior by the Persians, which comes from the ultranationalist feelings of many Iranians that they are supposedly better than Arabs or others. I always wondered where does this religious ignorance comes from, when you die what matters is your religious life not nationality, race or ethnicity. Iranians are very nationalistic people.
    1 point
  44. Giving up ones indentity. Sacrifcing ones existence .
    1 point
  45. No. Keeping statues of people or animals as objects to admire might be haram due to chance of or perception of worshipping them. Models and other 3d objects are fine, including children's toys, small game pieces, and so on. Any representation of a non-living thing is fine.
    1 point
  46. Zaynab bint Jahsh married Zaid ibn Thabit and they were divorced in less than two years. She then married the prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)). Previously she had been a widow from her first marriage. Was virginity an issue or a topic of debate? Was the short duration of her marriage with Zaid an issue or a debate? Apparently not.
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  47. Thats your shallow mentality, doesn't make it a fact. You make it sound dramatic because your idea of suicide bombing is the ISIS version. In the iran-iraq war a full battalion was crossing the khorramshahr bridge to take over the city and kill thousands of civilians. A 13 year old kid strapped on grenades and threw himself under the first tank and halted their advance enough for thousands of civilians to escape. He did that because he didnt have an RPG or an f-16, he had no other choice. So you stop your ranting about Stop this and stop that and go tell imam Hussein who KNEW he was going to die if he left for karbala and still left, i guess he also committed suicide huh? If the only way to stop an advancing force(NOT CIVILIANS) is to use your own body to save others or save Islam(like imam hussein did), then it is not regarded as suicide. If you as a mother donate your heart to your kid who is dying, is that suicide? Here, educate yourself a little: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Hossein_Fahmideh
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