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  1. You hit the nail on the head. I urge brothers and sisters to think strategically, not with emotions. In voting, you can only vote if you live inside the US and are a citizens. If you vote, you have to think 'What is better and what is worse for myself, family, and immediate community' and then 'what is better for my muslim brothers and sisters in general'. If you find a candidate who will, at least, maybe, enact policies which will put myself and my family in a better situation than we are now, you should vote for that candidate. You are not giving your 'bayyat' to that candidate. You are not saying to that candidate 'You are my Imam' by voting for that. It is strategy you are using to try to improve your life, here in the dunya. i urge brothers and sisters to use their mind, their aql, to improve their lives. This is the reason why Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) gave us the gift of Aql. To use it, not to waste it. If someone thinks of either Biden or Trump as their Imam that is worthy of doing Bayyat to, then they are misguided.
    4 points
  2. Anti-Trump doesn't necessarily mean pro-Biden. How many Muslims can you find on this forum that actually like Biden? I don't like either of them. Those of them that voted for Biden consider him the lesser evil. However there are Muslims on this forum that actually like Trump. You can never really know who would be worse. These things are hard to predict, but given what I know I think Trump is the riskier option. You can speak about Biden's stance on Syria but also don't forget the increased drone strikes by Trump, the Muslim ban, the starving of the Iranians, the fact that he nearly started a war with Iran, his approach to Israel and Saudi Arabia. Also don't forget the other things that affect Muslims such as climate change and the increase in racism (e.g. Indians that hate Muslims love Trump). I can accept that a Muslim may have voted Trump thinking he is anti-war even if I think it was the wrong decision, but I cannot accept that a Muslim actually like Trump. I think some Muslims like Trump because of the cult leader effect.
    4 points
  3. Plz do dua. I believe this is the last stages of her life. I have the worst headache. I wish Imam Hussein (عليه السلام) was here. He’d know what to do
    3 points
  4. The Electoral College is supposed to meet on December 14, 2020. However, all recounts and court contests over presidential results must be completed by the deadline of December 08, 2020. https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/the-electoral-college.aspx Remember that Joe Biden is the president-elect but he is not yet the elected president. The Electoral College will decide President Trump's fate.
    3 points
  5. When it comes to ME and support for the Zionist Agenda, Biden and Trump are the same. They fully back this agenda. The only difference is style. Trump is more 'in your face' with it and Biden is less so. If they make their move to support the Zionist cause in Syria via FSA, Qaeda, etc, there will be pushback and resistence, both inside and outside. That hasn't changed, and never will change, so long as there are true followers of Aba Abdillah((عليه السلام)) still left on earth.
    3 points
  6. More MSM-based lies. The Saudis and Zionists are currently working together in supporting the Turks and Azerbaijanis against Armenia, Iran, and Russia.
    3 points
  7. I am of the view that there is no real mind independent external world. You know that age old question?: "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" My answer is: There is no sound. everything that exists so far as we know is either in the form of 1) a sensation 2) a thought 3) or an emotion. and truly speaking, 1) a sensation is nothing if there is no sensing of it. 2) a thought is nothing If there is no thinking of it 3) and an emotion is nothing of it is no feeling of it. So there is no mind independent external world. If there is, it is nothing but something that exists in the form of a mere thought, and this thought depends on our thinking of it. So there are a lot of age old philosophical problems that collapse or that no longer arise the moment we understand that there truly is no such thing as a mind independent world. this whole issue of whether the moon actually split in two... is now a useless question because there is actually no mind independent world wherein the moon actually split into two. There is no mind independent moon to begin with! The splitting of the moon exists either as an idea, a feeling or a sensation.
    3 points
  8. You call this a belief or a desire? Wa alaykum salam, While Islam dictates belief in the splitting of the Moon (I believe in it btw), I just don't feel the need to believe that there is a crack currently on the moon or that if there is a crack currently on the moon, I don't feel the need to believe it is due to it being split 1400 years ago. Islam doesn't ask us to believe in the so called "proofs" for the splitting of the moon!
    3 points
  9. I was born in 1992, in a very conservative family. Media by that time didn't show any diversity or non-normative models if it wasn't to mock them, or show them as a joke or humiliating characters. I accepted Islam and became a very committed muslim, one of those who never missed even the night prayers. I knew I was homosexual and there wasn't a day I didn't ask God to cure me. Never told anyone by that time. But when I grew up, I realized I was trapped in a loop, and I would be like that forever. I saw the same happening to a Christian friend who went to conversion therapy and started lying about how he got cured. We were both people who were educated in very conservative and religious families, in a time where being gay was nothing but an insult or a joke. Our lives were terribly damaged by our undesired condition, and nothing we could do could change that. Nonetheless, I see many shameless experts in this thread, saying people like us are influenced by the media. And they are partly true. We are influenced to know we are wrong, we are influenced to feel we are evil, to know we don't deserve to be loved nor love who we want. To remember forever that a real good future isn't for us. That we won't live too much, nor too comfortable, nor too free. That we don't deserve to lead, nor to be sincere about who we are, nor to be heard on topics about realities that only us experience. We are influenced by the media to get used to be seen as a joke, as clowns. When TV "changed" by the end of the 90s and early 00s, we were influenced to believe there was only one type of "homosexuality", that we had to follow a stereotypical white rich gay male lifestyle. There are experts on TV and media who have done deep research on LGBT representation on the screen. And it has nothing to do with the nonsense you can read in SC. SC is not a reliable source of information of this topic. It may be an "Islamic" forum, but that doesn't mean it's a forum with intelligent or at least people with reliable information. I've been here for over a decade, and the majority of LGBT-related topics are just full of bigotry and hatred. I wouldn't care if you were talking about queer people you don't care about (I'm not aspiring to see that level of humanity here), but you are talking about your own sister in a random forum full of homophobes. I'm not here to praise you for your unfair assumptions about your sister's private life, but to tell you the unpleasant truth. You are acting unjustly, cowardly and stupidly by coming to ShiaChat, becauae you perfectly know this isn't a diverse forum. Diverse voices like mine or @gayboyanon are systematically bashed and silenced here, in many aspects in a humiliating way. The intellectual level of SC members is asking behind my back if I do anal sex. Now it's up to you. If you have doubts about what you should do, you can just ignore the topic, stop enjoying how exotic it may sound, and leave your sister alone. Or you can in fact inform yourself properly, without prejudices, and try to understand your sister by who she really is, and value the confidence she has had with you by being so honest about something so difficult. I also invite you to judge yourself morally what you have just done by coming here to SC and speak so lightly about this topic. How would you feel if your sister talked about your life, your beliefs, and your sexual condition as a Muslim women in front of non-Muslim friends who aren't empathetic nor reasonable with any aspects of Islamic culture? I would consider that treason and very low and loser behaviour. And this is what you have just done. Be better than that by starting listening to your sister. As a side note, it was my sister the first person I told I was gay. I wrote a note and gave it to her, then ran to my room. And she saved my life. I will be eternally thankful for those 5 minutes the 9th of March or 2007, at 23:00 in my room, when she came and told me to be strong, to wait until I have some economical and psychological independence to be who I am. My sister always thought gays were sick people before that. But when her young brother gave her that note, she knew what my father used to say about gay worms and sexually abused kids must be all wrong. Because she knew who I am. Don't let random idiots in SC tell you who your sister is. Just listen to her, with a sincere and loving heart.
    3 points
  10. The moment it consumes and breeds feelings of mistrust, contempt, paranoia and envy in a man. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) created the wife, and could easily take her away from the husband just like that. We possess nothing in this reality. Moderation is the key to everything in life and I believe Islam best exemplifies it.
    3 points
  11. The Speaker when there is no Prez or V.P. Ain't that a scary thought: Nanny Pelousy in the Oval Office.
    2 points
  12. Looks a bit ominous doesn't it? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/11/downright-dangerous-democrat-alarm-as-trump-stacks-pentagon-with-loyalists The rest of the article deals with other appointments of people better known for their loyalty than professionalism. The hope is that those who remain are against using the military for domestic purposes. But there's no mention of the possibility of a foreign adventure.
    2 points
  13. The egg is on the faces of all the anti-Trump “Muslims” out there. People should focus on deeds, not words.
    2 points
  14. Salaam Brother, Your question is actually addressing two separate topics. One is justice of Allah (adl-e-ilaahi) and other is the mercy of Allah. Justice and freedom are both different things. Allah is merciful so he grants us freedom and free will and he is also just, so as to punish or reward us on the basis of account of our deeds. For instance, you live in a country which has a law and a constitution which is followed by you and other citizens. You are given freedom under the rule of your country under that law. But freedom doesn't mean you can violate the law. You getting me? You can break the law as you have the ability to do so which would be called the freedom you've been granted under the rule of that nation. But, in case of any inquiry or investigation, you will be answerable for your acts. Similarly, is the nation of Allah (I mean everything that exists). We are given freewill to perform good as well as evil tasks but it doesn't mean their is no accounting and no questioning. Every deed done by us will have a judgement tagged to it. So, Allah shows us mercy by giving us freewill and also asks us at the end that what we did with that freewill. Did we follow what had to be followed or just followed the evil path? More precise and more clear it would become through the following verses: [Surah ash Shams 91:7-10]
    2 points
  15. سلام علیکم و رحمة اللہ و بركاة اللهم صل على محمد و آل محمد
    2 points
  16. I would like to ask you to present any verse (except of the obedience to parents) where Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has commanded us to obey the sinners, liars, impatient etc. وَلَا تُطِيعُوا أَمْرَ الْمُسْرِفِينَ 26:151 فَاصْبِرْ لِحُكْمِ رَبِّكَ وَلَا تُطِعْ مِنْهُمْ آثِمًا أَوْ كَفُورًا 76:24 وَلَا تُطِعْ مَنْ أَغْفَلْنَا قَلْبَهُ عَن ذِكْرِنَا وَاتَّبَعَ هَوَاهُ وَكَانَ أَمْرُهُ فُرُطًا 18:28 فَلَا تُطِعِ الْكَافِرِينَ وَجَاهِدْهُم بِهِ جِهَادًا كَبِيرًا 25:52 يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ اتَّقِ اللَّهَ وَلَا تُطِعِ الْكَافِرِينَ وَالْمُنَافِقِينَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ عَلِيمًا حَكِيمًا 33:1 فَلَا تُطِعِ الْمُكَذِّبِينَ 68:8 وَلَا تُطِعْ كُلَّ حَلَّافٍ مَّهِينٍ 68:10 Even the obedience of parents is conditional at some point: وَوَصَّيْنَا الْإِنسَانَ بِوَالِدَيْهِ حُسْنًا وَإِن جَاهَدَاكَ لِتُشْرِكَ بِي مَا لَيْسَ لَكَ بِهِ عِلْمٌ فَلَا تُطِعْهُمَا إِلَيَّ مَرْجِعُكُمْ فَأُنَبِّئُكُم بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ 29:8 وَإِن جَاهَدَاكَ عَلى أَن تُشْرِكَ بِي مَا لَيْسَ لَكَ بِهِ عِلْمٌ فَلَا تُطِعْهُمَا وَصَاحِبْهُمَا فِي الدُّنْيَا مَعْرُوفًا وَاتَّبِعْ سَبِيلَ مَنْ أَنَابَ إِلَيَّ ثُمَّ إِلَيَّ مَرْجِعُكُمْ فَأُنَبِّئُكُم بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ 31:15
    2 points
  17. You’re compartmentalizing and pontificating, as usual.
    2 points
  18. Ali_Hussain

    Quick Question

    Here is a reliable one from 'Uyun Akhbar al-Ridha: http://shiaonlinelibrary.com/الكتب/1142_عيون-أخبار-الرضا-ع-الشيخ-الصدوق-ج-١/الصفحة_128 Also included in: al-Mu'tabar min Bihar al-Anwar : v.3 p.450 (1-2873) It's quite a long narration, here is the first part that talks about washing the hands before eating. أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدّثنا سعد بن عبد الله قال: حدّثني محمد بن عيسى بن عبيد اليقطيني، عن القاسم بن يحيى، عن جدّه الحسن بن راشد، عن أبي بصير ومحمّد بن مسلم، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: حدّثني أبي، عن جدّي، عن آبائه عليهم السلام «أنّ أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام علّم أصحابه في مجلس واحد أربع مائة باب مما يصلح للمسلم في دينه ودنياه». قال عليه السلام: «إنّ الحجامة تصحّح البدن وتشدّ العقل، والطيب في الشارب من أخلاق النبي صلّى الله عليه وآله وكرامة الكاتبين، والسواك من مرضات الله عز وجل وسنّة النبي صلّى الله عليه وآله، ومطيبة للفم، والدهن يلين البشرة، ويزيد في الدماغ ويسهّل مجاري الماء، ويذهب بالقشف، ويسفر اللون، وغسل الرأس يذهب بالدرن وينفي القذاء. والمضمضة والاستنشاق سنّة وطهور للفم والأنف. والسعوط مصحّة للرأس وتنقية للبدن وسائر أوجاع الرأس. والنورة نشرة وطهور للجسد. استجادة الحذاء وقاية للبدن وعون على الطهور والصلاة. وتقليم الأظفار يمنع الداء الأعظم ويدرّ الرزق ويورده، ونتف الإبط ينفي الرائحة المنكرة وهو طهور وسنّة مما أمر به الطيّب عليه السلام، غسل اليدين قبل الطعام وبعده زيادة في الرزق وإماطة للغمر عن الثياب ويجلو البصر. وقيام الليل مصحّة للبدن، ومرضات للربّ عز وجل، وتعرّض للرحمة، وتمسّك بأخلاق النبيين. أكل التفاح نضوح للمعدة، مضغ اللبان يشدّ الأضراس، وينفي البلغم ويذهب بريح الفم، والجلوس في المسجد بعد طلوع الفجر إلى طلوع الشمس أسرع في طلب
    2 points
  19. Actually, eating a piece of fat was considered healthy in 19th and 20th Centuries America. lt was also an appetite killer. Yep, showing my age agin'.
    2 points
  20. 1. Trump did much better in the election than the polls predicted. Likely due to attraction to his message and/or rejection of cultural virtue signaling and confused messaging by Democrats. He won more total votes overall than last time, and improved in lots of voter groups. 2. If the coronavirus pandemic had not happened, or he handled it more seriously, he would have likely won. Unlike other issues where he can forcibly push a public relations narrative, a public health emergency is literally life and death, and requires competent, calm leadership ability, which he did not have. Numbers of dead couldn’t lie, and he couldn’t deflect from it, no matter how much he tried. 3. Trump is a show man and entertainer, who appealed to certain segments of people who wanted what he was selling. He has to be one of greatest con artists of all time, essentially conning and trolling his way into the presidency, only to be undermined by smaller inept con artists and opportunists in his inner circle. In terms of actual governing, he was extremely incompetent and amateurish, relying on corrupt advisors who pushed their ideological/personal agendas at the expense of his populist instincts and promises, all while they fed his ego and kissed his feet. Rampant staff turnover and leaks showed internal instability. With his defeat, the opportunists will abandon him, leaving only the true believers left. How influential they will be remains to be seen. 4. Even with all this, Biden barely pulled off a victory when it should have been a landslide win. That says a lot about the Democratic Party.
    2 points
  21. It's the Daily Mail brother. They write articles like this because they know it triggers conservatives to sigh at the world in outrage. This is a distraction. Onwards!
    2 points
  22. Salaam brother @eThErEaL I have issues with this topic too. Yes, its in the Holy Quran, but i think what truly happened or what is being refered to is not known to us and may not necessarily be a literal physical splitting. Maybe someone here with a strong grasp in Arabic can tell us if theres anything in that ayatt that proves a literal, physical splitting or otherwise? I know there are hadith regarding these ayatt, but my guess is that if they ARE rated as saheeh, or even hassan, that they really arent legit. There are hadith that fall into this situation, and people argue on and on in the forums about them and whether to take these hadith or to disgard them. And in this particular case, its pretty darn hard to disprove then disregard a hadith related to an event that really cant be practically proved by anyone, so people will accept them as there is no way to verify it because we cant all go to the moon and see this crack/seam/suture Anything that can be seen online or even on tv these days can be faked. Everything from so called legit documents to pictures and video, so i pretty much dont put any trust in what is seen online. If there ISNT anything scientifically documented of a seam or crack on the moon, people will claim this is not really true and will claim its a coverup to hide the truth of Islam. I dont know why pretty much everything needs to be attributed to a miracle or some type of special power. (I dont mean anything bad to anyone here who believes the moon has evidence regarding the splitting ayatt, it very well could..im just saying that there may be more than one way of understanding this ayatt, especially since we believe the Holy Quran to be the unaltered word of Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).)
    2 points
  23. Im not!, well in simple terms, i dint mean everything like that, i ment, my world is crashing down and no one is helping me, and im being ridiculed and slandered by non muslims and even some muslims! Some said im not shia or muslim others mock me about not having girlfreinds or women at all!!!and im constantly being mocked about it and some women are being mean and disrepectful toward me!! Thats what i ment in simple terms.
    2 points
  24. One Muslim commits an ignorant terrible crime under a false Islamic pretense, and that means all innocent Muslims (the 99.9%) must collectively suffer its backlash and consequences? And Islam “is in crisis”? The many peaceful and charitable Muslims of the world don’t cancel this out? It only takes a few criminals (who have and will always exist) to negate the millions of good people? This is a rigged game by agenda seekers to set the bar such that they are guaranteed to get the narrative they want everytime.
    2 points
  25. The flaw with this attempted argument is that one can forgive someone who has wronged them, but I don't see how we can start absolving those who have wronged others. I hope that I find it in my heart to forgive anyone who wrongs me, and I hope I am also able to disassociate myself with anyone who disrespects Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) his prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) and the holy progeny (عليه السلام)
    2 points
  26. Nice. The question is important. I have not read the entire fatwa and I'm not providing anything factual. Just my own observation on the matter. So, let us take the case. 1. If Rushdie and all associated with the book include it's publisher, it's promoter and other who were the stakeholders (which is a likely possibility). Then, their is no question on it's accuracy. Because as I quoted before, it was an imperialist plot and not a 'one man job'. Rushdie was not the only one responsible. 2. If Rushdie and all associated also include those who translated it from one language to another or who sold it on their bookshops or kept in their library, then, I feel that some of them were guilty while to the other it becomes extreme. It might also be the case that some muslims misinterpreted the fatwa and associated those people with it who had no intent but had a small involvement. Elaborating my second point. I said that some of them might be wrong. Here comes the example you said. A Japenese translator. I believe that a translator can likely have an active involvement in converting a book. Let me ask you a question. In the story of Karbala, is it that all the soldiers in Yazeed's Army were willing to kill Imam Husayn (عليه السلام)? No, so why all should be punished. Because many of them were simply employs of Yazeed. Some of them were even greedy about money so they didn't question anything. In short, they were simply unaware and it was just because of their ignorance. But all belong to the same category. All are the worst people, the murderers of Imam Husayn (عليه السلام). So, a translator in this case is involved in the character assassination of The Holy Prophet (SAWW). I mean he is translating the book. He knows two languages, how can he be so ignorant to not understand the context of the book? So, I believe that most of the translators translated the book either with full intention, as a job or in the greed of money. To conclude, a translator is responsible and has done wrong. Though, I don't think he deserves a fatwa. Maybe the muslims interpreted it badly and comprehension got mixed with emotions which led to assumption.
    2 points
  27. There is already a thread on it somewhere. You will find it if you search for it. May Allah give the person who made the video some hidayah. And that's why it were shias who created ISIS So that was just a murder to you? That's all?? Really? Would you forgive someone for parading your women in bazaars? For violating their Hijab? For spanking your daughter? For trying to deviate the Ummah your grandfather dedicated his whole life to? I am sorry you were forced to cry. I have never heard of such a thing happening around me. Where was this program?
    2 points
  28. Aisha and Fatima (عليها السلام) beat their heads and chest when the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) was martyred. The children do not feel guilty, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) said, “Who weeps (not cry, just the sound) then for him is Jannah. The Shia are the true followers of the Sunnah, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) cried about Imam al Husayn (عليه السلام), so we do so. While the “Sunnis” fabricated and made a reason to celebrate the Death of Imam al Husayn (عليه السلام).
    2 points
  29. Excuse me, Sunnis show peace? Well ISIS, Boko Haram, Talaban, and all the terrorist groups are Sunni. Where did the peace go? What about the cars blowing up in markets and Heads being cut off? This the supposed “Sunnah of Rasul Allah.”
    2 points
  30. You know, maybe I do. Having a homophobic family takes its toll, but you know what? I'm seriously lucky. I don't have an emotionally abusive sister. I am so glad I don't have a sister like you. You're a liar. You don't care about your sister, or the therapy she's going to have to get because of your emotional abuse. You don't care about her mental health, you only care about what makes you feel good, even though it's turning you into someone you should really hate. Please, leave your sister alone before you do something you'll seriously regret. This is the sort of person you should aspire to be like, Guest Anon. I don't know whether Abu Nur is homophobic, and I genuinely don't care. Because if he treats me, if he treats gay people with respect, then his beliefs about homosexuality aren't important. Even hating gay people as fine, as long as you don't show it in your actions. Guest Anon, please don't continue belittling your sister for her beliefs and who she is. If you won't take it from me then take it from someone who's more religious than I. You can't force your beliefs on someone, and if you treat your sister cruelly, and you think that she's gonna listen to you even then, then I don't know what that makes you. Best-case scenario it's naivity. More likely it's your narcissism Guest Anon. You think you're the most important person in the room, and that's causing you to forget about treating your sister like... A sister. Tell me, Guest Anon, why do you think I'm arguing with you? To protect your sister, and not just that, to protect you. To protect your sister from a lifetime of distrust and hatred at her own family. Oh, and to read your sister's journal? That's such a huge invasion of privacy and that's so messed up and it just shows how little you value your sister. I'm trying to tell you that what you're doing is wrong. You'll learn the lesson one way or another. You either learn the lesson now or you learn the lesson when your sister never speaks to you again. If you continue down the path you're going, your sister will hate you. And then you'll hate yourself... But then again, I'm starting to think you're a troll. No one could treat their sister so coldly and still think they're a good person...
    2 points
  31. Oh, sorry. You only want an echo chamber. You know what makes you absolutely despicable? It's not the fact that you're homophobic. It's not even the fact that you're harassing your kid sister to force your opinions on her. It's the fact that you have the audacity to say you're depressed and yet have no regard to your sister's wellbeing. Do you have any idea how she must be feeling right now? To be bisexual and to know that if she came out to her family, you and her parents would hate her? You have no right to be upset when you are so selfish, not once in your post did you ask how you can help your sister feel better about herself, you only asked how you can change her. And you really don't know how to read, can you? When have I ever acted like a victim? I barely ever talk about myself in these debates, only how other people would feel. Because yes, there are victims, especially gay Muslims, especially the gay Muslims who have committed suicide because of ignorant people like you. And maybe it's not your fault, but guess what, your harassment of your sister will only make her hate Islam. You want advice? Then take the only good advice you're gonna get on this forum. Stop trying to make her feel bad, stop harassing her, stop trying to force her to come out to you, stop being a bully. I have tried to be nice to you, but what you are doing is harassment, plain and simple. You need to stop. And you need to take a long hard look in the mirror and ask yourself if you really want to be the reason that your sister leaves Islam and grows up hating her own family. Take this piece of advice or you may never forgive yourself.
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  32. You are telling that candidate that your voice is with them, you trust them and their decisions and support them as representatives of you through the enactment of their devilish policies. If we really want to vote, why not choose a third party? The right and left will always hurt foreign countries, especially the ME and, therefore, regardless of who you vote for you accept that reality - as long as a person can slightly feel comfortable within the U.S domestically, I wonder by purchasing such comfortability will the Yemenis, Iraqis, Iranians, et al receive a more uncomfortable means of life. Will choosing to not vote serve as a way of raising our voices in a way which highlights to the establishment our displeasure towards their foreign policies and if so will it be a nudge in the right direction of reconciling foreign affairs, lest the people halt the process of voting until the call for peace is met and the bombing is stopped. Am I speaking in extremes, or am I being proportionate in reasoning to those who think their one vote will change anything.
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  33. Shias are followers and they obey Allah, His Prophet saws and the holy imam (عليه السلام) We forgive and take revenge not on our own will but we follow divine guides and follow there actions and ahadith. After the massacre of karbala we had 8 imams who were present among people and none of them said that they have forgiven the killers of there forefathers instead we have Ziyarats narrated from them where killers are being la'an upon. If Ahlebait (عليه السلام) forgive we forgive and if Ahlebait (عليه السلام) are angry we too do the same. The most reliable sunni ahadith book sahih Al bukhari didn't narrate a single ahadith where it is written that Fatema s.a forgave her enemies instead we see a ahadith in the same book where it is written 'Fatema s.a died angry with abu bakr. Now how can you expect us to forgive. And you should know shias have a big heart when it comes to forgive there enemies who were not ahlebait (عليه السلام) enemies. Saddam and his government killed too many shias in Iraq and after his government fell down we didn't hear a single comment from a marja which promoted hatred and revenge. Instead we heard from Ayatullah Sayyed Ali sistani saying 'Sunnis are not your brother but they are your own nafs', show me a single statement like this from any scholar of Ahle sunnah.
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  34. Salam because in France you can insult to anyone & make doubt about everything but in other hand even light criticism of official Holocaust story will punish with most sever punishment & official Holocaust story is the most sacred thing in France & rest of western world that even you don't allow to deny it in your heart. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Garaudy
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  35. May Allah bless you and ypur family too brother.
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  36. Many of us are subject to ailments and afflictions this is the reality of life, it is troublesome and filled with turmoil. While one is pained by lustful inclinations towards the same sex, others are hurt by the inability to see, walk, and the list of trifles goes on. The fact of the matter is that to varying degrees we all suffer varyingly in accordance to our variance, to bludgeon ourselves over the fate we have received will serve no benefit, however, to be virtuously Stoic in regard to all that may befall us will allow our spirits to ascend to the highest realms. Yes, this topic like many others are filled with bigotry and insensibility, but that is all the more reason for us to come together and seek to address such topics by means of a course which gives man and woman alike an opportunity to fulfill their purpose - much can be enunciated over this important matter, which a plethora of our brothers and sisters in Islam are facing - Insha'Allah when there is ample time I will hope to create a thread in attempt to address this topic in a respectful, undemeaning, considerate way that seeks to rectify the plight of those afflicted with such a reality and those who toil with the moral implications that surround it.
    1 point
  37. That may be it for you. Simplistic and legible approaches are not a synonym of religion. You can be religious or not, moral dilemmas will always be complex. Choosing to simplify them as you did is a moral choice by itself, and morally questionable.
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  38. How much of this is your OCD/mental health? Are you seeking medical therapy of any kind? Why not put the marriage goals on hold until you've looked after your mental health a bit.
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  39. Why is this a bad thing? Ultimately our goal should indeed be this, ie pleasing Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) One who seeks to please Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) cannot at the same time oppress or be unjust.
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  40. خوفِ طوفان ہے بجلیوں کا ہے ڈر سخت مشکل ہے آقا کدھر جائیں ہم آپ ہی گر نہ لیں گے ہماری خبر ہم مصیبت کے مارے کدھر جائیں گے آپ کے در سے کوئی نہ خالی گیا اپنے دامن کو بھر کے سوالی گیا ہو حبیبِ حزین پر بھی آقا نظر ورنہ اوراقِ ہستی بکھر جائیں گے تاجدارِ حرم
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  41. مسلم اول شه مردان علي عشق را سرمايه ي ايمان علي از ولاي دودمانش زنده ام در جهان مثل گهر تابنده ام نرگسم وارفته ي نظاره ام در خيابانش چو بو آواره ام ~ Allama Iqbal
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  42. We disagree, but we both want what’s best for Guest Anon’s family, don’t we? I know from experience that what Guest Anon is doing will cause their sister to be more distant from them. Can you look past your biases for one moment to see that what I’m saying makes sense? Guest Anon’s sister has clearly made up her mind on who she is. When she’s at that stage of self-understanding, then what Guest Anon is doing will merely hurt their relationship. Please stop fighting with me for a moment. This isn’t about whether homosexuality is right or wrong. This is about whether it’s right to make a 10-year old hate herself. Fine. I can’t stop Guest Anon from fighting with his sister. But please Guest Anon, I am begging you, for both yours and your sister’s sake, treat her with respect. Even if you try to change her views, don’t do it by harassment and bullying. Don’t spy on her journal again cause that’s a serious violation of her trust. And most of all, if your sister isn’t swayed by you, and is keeping it a secret from you now, and one day she comes out to you because she feels she can finally trust you again, and if her mind can’t be swayed and if you know for a fact she’s bisexual and can’t be changed, then please don’t stop being her sibling the way so many Muslims would.
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  43. Who would move there? That place is nuked -and- slave of the nuker. Can't bear the shame and dishonor to call it my country or my people.
    1 point
  44. He even got knighthood from the Queen in 2007, I am convinced that his book was Western backed.
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  45. I hate the portrayal of Rushdie as some lone guy writing a book. He had to be some paid agent / propagandist, because, out of nowhere, he brought back a thoroughly debunked narrative of the Prophet (s) being affected/influenced by shaitan (N'audhu billah). It is likely oriental propaganda work, which serves to get Western footholds in Muslim nations. Perhaps the fatwa effectively sent the message of "don't mess with the Muslims" to the Western powers.
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  46. It is worth noting that interest or usury was strictly forbidden to Christians in Christendom, which practically meant no interest-based debt system could exist. But the prohibition made it difficult for the many kingdoms ruled by a motley group of monarchs who needed the money to fund wars and manage the exchequer. This allowed the Jews to step in to fill the gap, since Christians were quite happy for the Jews to indulge in a mortal sin while at the same time they looked down upon them for doing so. Let's call it a partnership of convenience. Of course there is nothing magical about Jews becoming the bankers and bankrollers of many European monarchs. They aren't born with a money gene. For a thousand years usury-based business was the only profession allowed them that could make them rich. They made full use of that and later got blamed for becoming rich by exploiting the common man. With time old resentment (already solidified by the times of Shakespeare, remember Merchant of Venice) turned into Jew-hatred the sort we're familiar with. The question that people reading this thread want to ask is how much were the Jews responsible for getting hated by all and sundry. Like with every persecuted and discriminated minority it's very hard to lay blame when they start looking for ways to dodge their persecutors. Suffice it to say that the concentration of wealth in a few hands always leads to disproportionate influence and power.
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  47. May I thank everyone for their contributions. The responses are informative, interesting and enlightening. A quick note: no offence was ever intended: I apologize if any has been caused. The purpose of this piece is to draw attention to a problem which exists amongst Muslims - it is not about me personally. It is an undeniable fact that Muslim girls and women - whether Iraqi, Pakistani, West Indian or African - are not considered for marriage on account of their skin tone. Here, we need to make the distinction between personal preference and racism. Of course human beings have different ideas about what constitutes beauty - and make life-choices based upon those differences. However, when personal preference causes a person - ie., a Muslim - to reject the possibility of marriage to another based upon no more than complexion, then the line between personal likes/dislikes and racism has been crossed. The reason I have emphasized Muslim attitudes, rather than those of other communities - though they are alluded to - is because Muslims have been assigned the task of "bearing witness to the Truth before humankind" - Q2:143, 22:78 - and as such, are required to set the standard of moral, ethical behaviour which transcends mere materialistic attachments and attractions. Since marriage is the bedrock of society, in order to create a properly-functioning, healthy, and peaceful society, marriage must be founded upon the lasting values of virtue and piety. That one must needs be attracted in the physical sense to the prospective bride/husband is a given. However, marriage thereafter is composed - not of instant gratification - but of mercy, compassion and love. Therein lies the truth about beauty. Q30:21 In any case, as the Verse quoted in the piece reveals: the difference in languages and colour amongst humankind represents a clear Sign from Allah SWT. The secret of beauty lies in its diversity, not uniformity. Further, the transitory nature of physical beauty means that it, alone, is not - and can never be - the standard by which all beauty is measured. Wa Llahu Alam. As Salaamu 'Alaykum
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