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  1. Thanks brother you have raised one very valid question. The simple answer comes in mind is a that we have not seen our prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), Ahl albayt a,s , First 11 imams, the companions, and similarly we have not seen the angles and further no one can see Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) (as per shia belief) yet we believe in all of them. The method we take for the knowledge and following the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Ahl albayt a,s) as we have not seen them is through the quran and hadiths. These are guidelines for us. These guidelines should be followed for the knowing our Imam of time Al Mahdi (عليه السلام). The following links are mentioned about the Marifaa / knowing of Imam of our time: https://www.al-islam.org/last-luminary-and-ways-delve-light-sayyid-ridha-husayni-mutlaq/responsibility-1-marifat-imam-part-1 https://www.al-islam.org/last-luminary-and-ways-delve-light-sayyid-ridha-husayni-mutlaq/responsibility-2-marifat-imam-part-2 https://www.al-islam.org/last-luminary-and-ways-delve-light-sayyid-ridha-husayni-mutlaq/responsibility-3-marifat-imam-part-3 https://www.al-islam.org/last-luminary-and-ways-delve-light-sayyid-ridha-husayni-mutlaq/responsibility-4-marifat-imam-part-4 https://www.al-islam.org/media/knowing-imam-our-time-115-why-study-about-imam wasalam
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  2. سلام The end of the following verse seems to imply that there are a few people, who wouldn't have followed Shaytan, even without God's grace. بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ وَاِذَا جَآءَهُمۡ اَمۡرٌ مِّنَ الۡاَمۡنِ اَوِ الۡخَـوۡفِ اَذَاعُوۡا بِهٖ‌ ۚ وَلَوۡ رَدُّوۡهُ اِلَى الرَّسُوۡلِ وَاِلٰٓى اُولِى الۡاَمۡرِ مِنۡهُمۡ لَعَلِمَهُ الَّذِيۡنَ يَسۡتَنۡۢبِطُوۡنَهٗ مِنۡهُمۡ‌ؕ وَلَوۡلَا فَضۡلُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيۡكُمۡ وَرَحۡمَتُهٗ لَاتَّبَعۡتُمُ الشَّيۡطٰنَ اِلَّا قَلِيۡلًا ... وَلَوْلَا : And if not فَضْلُ : (had been the) bounty ٱللَّهِ : (of) Allah عَلَيْكُمْ : on you وَرَحْمَتُهُۥ : and His Mercy, لَٱتَّبَعْتُمُ : surely you (would have) followed ٱلشَّيْطَٰنَ : the Shaitaan إِلَّا : except قَلِيلًا : a few. ...And had there not been Allah's grace upon you and His mercy, ye would surely have followed Satan, save a few. (4:83) This brings up a couple of interesting questions: 1. Who are those few people? 2. Do they need God's grace? 3. Are they naturally and essentially different than most people? And if so, what is so different about them that makes them not fall for Shaytan even without God's grace? Since the term "Uli al-Amr" is used in the same verse, I can see how the "few people" could be a reference to Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام). And if so, this verse seems to support their 'isma (infallibility). Shaytan cannot misguide them, even without God's grace. They are created differently than us, and due to their different essence, they cannot be misguided. Thoughts?
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  3. Absolutely agree Sometimes you need a break or better to say your own space without any interference to explore your self and gain more experience and confidence in life that you need in your practical life:) And that's Okay! I think seeking solitude in general can actually be quite healthy. In fact, there are many physical and psychological benefits of spending time alone. You can actually concentrate more and think more deeply and this will make you more productive and creative. A little self reflection is always something good.
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  4. @313_Waiter If we combine the above hadith that I mentioned and this hadith. Conclusion comes out that : If a man dies without knowing his imam, he has died a death of ignorance. 'Death of ignorance' is death in state of misguidedness. While if he knows but denies then he dies as an unbeliever. Rest Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) knows the best and his messenger (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) through him.
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  5. Salaam brother, Can you or someone bring that tradition from the source as I am unable to find. As far as I know, it talks about maarefat or recognition. And that would be the limit. Here, are traditions on recognition of Imamate and prophethood which might clear up something: So, there is a difference between recognition and awareness. As far as I know (and you might correct me if I am wrong), the hadith you are referring to is about the one who knows about Imam but doesn't recognize him and stays in a state of denial. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bless you
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  6. Salam, It is all depend on individual basis. Some believe that 1. Just follow the jurisprudence, do the wajibat and associate with Aalims to know more Qur'an, Hadith and history. This is how to know Imam and hold on to them. 2. Some believe they want more that just at state above. They want to spend more time and effort and use intellectual approach by digging deeper into knowledge, philosophy, mantiq, tafsir, akhlaq....and understand all aspects of quran and hadiths through reasoning. Majority will become scholar and use scholarly approach to hold on to Imams. Most of us like to use scholarly approach because of our educational backgrounds. We don't accept everything without sound reasoning. We also follow the discourse and lectures by scholars, or read and research more. 3. The last group of individuals want to be beyond #1 and #2 in knowing and holding to Imams. They want to witness it. Seeing is believing. Therefore, they embark on spiritual approach and journey by holding on to Imam. They embark on the ship (control by Imams) on spiritual voyage to return to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). These are Irfani people. Usually, they will not tell to the public that they are on spiritual journey. The Irfani people always tell the public to follow step in #1. Let people make their choice according to their abilities and understanding, as long as they are sincere to hold on to Imam, InsyaAllah, may Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and Imam accept us and we don't die as a Jahilliyah. Wallahualam...
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  7. We recognise those of guidance through what they have left for you to guide. Eg Qur'an hadith etc. So you just need to follow the guidance left to you by any Imam to know them.
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  8. It's currently on Amazon Prime. I remember going to see it at the cinema when it first came out in 1977. I also remember sitting in the very front row, because the cinema was packed! At the start it says that it was approved by Al-Azhar and also the High Islamic Congress of Shiat in Lebanon. Anyone familiar with the latter organisation, I can't seem to find any online reference except in relation to this film.
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  9. What I am saying sometimes we need a temporary break from our family. I don't mean hanging out with friends or to do "fun or enjoyable stuff". I mean to be alone for a while, to do own cooking, own washing, to meditate, not worry about family matters, to pray and read books for however long you want. To do things without being questions or looked out, to look after our mental health and physical well being (I am not talking about haram stuff as some may assume). Or Maybe its just me. I love my family all and as I said temporary break like a few weeks, not months. Every body in different situations and different circumstances.
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  10. Salamun Alaykum sister. I cannot send you Private Messages for some reason. I guess it's cuz I'm a new member..? You tried to help me when I posted this thread. I recently saw your post involving anxiety as well. If you need someone to talk to, rant, I am here. I did not reach out to you earlier cuz of reasons. ^^ <3 I'm a sister and around your age. I just think you would hv to message me in private first in case you wanna talk, cuz I cannot message u.
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  11. This context changes my answer entirely! My relationship with my parents improved dramatically when I moved out from their home! As long as I lived with them, they saw me as an ignorant child and treated me as one. Once I was out on my own, my interactions with them became much more balanced, with improved respect from both sides.
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  12. notme

    Turn Your TVs On

    Forced perspective is not the same as digital manipulation, though both are dishonest. The media wants us to be divided. We buy more when we're afraid. Their entire purpose is to move money from the poor and middle classes to the rich.
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  13. I don't think punishment and forgiveness are directly linked.... Certainly I've seen traditions that indicate that punishment in this life will decrease punishment in the after, but I have seen no indication that punishment is required for forgiveness. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
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  14. The following are links that may be seen for further list / books: https://www.imamreza.net/old/eng/imamreza.php?id=1961 http://www.shianeali.com/books/english/beliefs/Essence_Of_Shia_Faith.pdf wasalam
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  15. El Cid

    The Message (1976 Film)

    The Message 1973 and Ten Commandments 1956 are like Wajib to watch for Muslims almost lol. Even the poorest people in Pakistan including beggars have seen both movies dubbed in Urdu or heard of them in some way. Though my favorite "historical-religious" movie has to be Samson 2018. It was well directed and well written. I don't know if the story of Samson is real or not but it was certainly entertaining to watch especially watching him fight 1000 men at once. I wonder if Samson really existed and really had this strength. It was probably 0.01% strength compared to the strength and might of Imam Ali(عليه السلام).
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  16. Haji 2003

    Turn Your TVs On

    Previously she seemed to have been willing to die for the cause. It's a bit of a climb down to now be worried about a few years in lock-up. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/16/us-capitol-rioters-donald-trump-pardons
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  17. Alaikum Salaam Another hadith to contextualise: Source : https://en.wikishia.net/view/Hadith_Man_Mat
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  18. This thread is in anticipation of the 2024 election. In recent days his comments about Iran have become almost hysterical and the reason for starting this thread was partly because of the heavy emphasis that Iran played in Trump's speeches and debates with Clinton in 2016. I'll bring into this thread the tweets from/about him that I have been posted over the past few weeks. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/17/unscrupulous-and-aggressive-pompeo-plans-to-be-the-next-trump-but-smarter
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  19. This is not about shia. Ashura procession is banned in Kashmir since 1990s and it is nothing new. Kashmir was never a stable region and insurgency was always present. I do not side or stand against with the government's decision on banning Ashura procession but definitely upset with you overlooking rest of the country. Come to Mumbai, Lucknow, hyderabad and rest other cities, towns and even small villages. We never had restrictions nor fear of commemorating any festival. About anti-shiism amongst Non-Shias: It definitely exist and they would target us if they had government support like that in Pakistan.
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  20. For the same reason they believe Muhammad's parents are in hell: Because sometimes, you just get to make stuff up
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  21. Make a conscious decision to ponder over the words you say before you say them, irrespective of the significance or insignificance of that which you may say.
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  22. The Clear Quran translated by Mustafa Khattab is a wonderful translation in a very modern and understandable tone, it also has some generally good/informative footnotes and for the price it’s definitely worth it. You can purchase one from the Furqaan bookstore or Amazon. The reason Mustafa Khattab decided to pioneer this new translation was due to an encounter he had with a taxi driver who claimed that our Quran called him an animal - which he found upsetting - perplexed over the matter Mustafa Khattab went and reviewed the verse and chapter of the claimant, and saw that it was an inaccurate translation of the term. He decided that it was necessary to introduce a more accurate and easy to understand translation of the Quran, and I must say the result was spectacular. Something I like is also the way that before a topic/metaphor/allegory/parable is presented there are subheadings above those specific verses. However, it is still critical to try to learn the language of the Quran as there is no comparison, nor translation which can ever match its eloquence, depth, and of course uniqueness.
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  23. hasanhh

    Uncle Joe . . .

    PBS News Hour, Saturday, the 16th They reported there are 25,000 Nat'l Guardsmen from every state and territory in a city (Wash.D.C.) in "lockdown". There have been 270 arrests from the Capitol Clamor (citing the FBl). The arrested include 0lympic medalists, "average" Joes, police, military reservists, firemen, and so forth. A real cross-section of America. There was an interview of someone from the ADL. ldiotically, he said the people "with comfortable lives" will not get involved. This 1 minute read." https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/fbi-probing-if-foreign-governments-groups-funded-extremists-who-helped-n1254525 Yarrabi
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  24. Just for your interest you have a lot of false hadiths, but here are some that are more likely truthful https://islampfr.com/martyrdom-prophet-muhammad/
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  25. AmirioTheMuzzy

    Turn Your TVs On

    More Performative nonsense and Censorship https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SPHPZRteFU
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  26. Bismehe Ta3ala Assalam Alikum Sex trafficking in Thailand and Cambodia is prevalent and many children are victims of white men. Whoever is not following the Jeffrey Epstein case, should know there are many rich people in high places, politicians, actors, and businessmen who traffic girls and are involved in pedophilia inside America. Billionaires and powerful people get away with sex crimes, and the laws are only implemented on the lower class. God hasten the appearance of Sahab az Zaman. M3 Salamah, FE AMIN ALLAH
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  27. Zainuu

    Jihad an Nafs

    Salaam alaykum Imam Ali (a) said: “One who struggles against himself so as to obey God, in the eyes of God, his station is that of a pious martyr.” [Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul Hikam wa Durar ul Kalim, hadith # 3546] Imam Ja’far al‑Sadiq (a) said: “The Prophet (s) of God dispatched a contingent of the army (to the battlefront). Upon their (successful) return, he (s) said: ‘Blessed are those who have performed the minor jihad and have yet to perform the major jihad.’ When asked, ‘What is the major jihad?’ the Prophet (s) replied: ‘The jihad of the self (struggle against self)’”. [Al-Majlisi, Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 19, p. 182, hadith no. 31] May Allah bless you, protect you and help you in Jihad un Nafs
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  28. hasanhh

    Uncle Joe . . .

    ln four days, former Vice-President Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. lnstead of an lnaugural Parade, there will be an lnaugural Guard. So far, 21,000 Nat'l Guardsmen and 10,000+ Law Enforcement. And the swearing-in by Oath of Office will be a "virtual ceremony." Sad, l think. . As the country enters an Era of lLL-Feelings, and thousands of Hondurans now joining other illegals to enter the U.S. through an uncompleted Border Barrier, further fractionalization is transpiring. One, is the NRA, the National Rifle Association, has declared bankruptcy. . This is a legal maneuver. Founded 150 years ago in 1871 as a non-profit in the State of New York, and headquartered in the State of Virginia, the NRA will now re-organize as a non-profit in the State of Texas. ln a press release, https://www.nraforward.org/press-release ,the NRA states, . "By exiting New York, where the NRA has been incorporated for approximately 150 years, the NRA abandons a state where elected officials have weaponized the legal and regulatory powers they wield to penalize the Association and its members for purely political purposes. ln the summer of 2018, then Attorney General candidate Letitia James vowed that, if elected, she would use the powers of her office to investigate the "legitimacy" of the NRA." . This reflects only one of the divisions in this country. Foreclosure rates have been rising since last Summer. Police gun-down individuals, but make few arrests at riots. State governors closed down people's work, and then do not adequately compensate employees for depriving them of the right "to sell their labor" under the 14th Amendment. And so on. . So Biden has a lot of obstacles to overcome. . https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/15/nra-bankruptcy-459810
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  29. Muhammed Ali

    Thoughts 2021

    2020 taught me that many humans have serious problems with critical thinking, emotionally induced irrationality, tribalism & selective morality. The latter two are well-known but the former are a lot worse than I first thought. We need education programs to teach people/children how to avoid fallacious beliefs (e.g. certain types of conspiracy theories). One thing that surprised me is how many people are interested in obtaining knowledge. I used to think that many people were less interested but it seems like people want it to be made 'attractive' and simplified for them.
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  30. Salamun alaykum, sister. I totaly relate to your description. As you mentioned anxiety out of not being able to properly manage your time, do you believe it to be a case of "procrastination"? Because if this is the case, it's said that what's stopping you from achieving your goals (starting and carrying with the activity) is the fear that you won't accomplish it. Ironically, under this mindset, a person won't start the task, hence indeed they'll never accomplish it. It might get chronical and personally speaking it's tremendously overwhelming. *IF* this is the case, I suggest you to break your task into small little tasks, so you'll trick your mind into believing it's not something huge you're about to do. Instead, you'll get your mind into thinking it's just 50 ayats from Al Baqara you'll be reading for now, instead of 286, for example. In case reading causes you anxiety, just an example. There are apps online called Pomodoro (it's a technique for enhancing focus by breaking time and your activities into parts). https://zapier.com/blog/best-pomodoro-apps/ (Please, take a look if you are interested) But if none of this is your case, my prayers are still with you <3 <3 May Allah Mighty and Majestic ease your burdens and bring you peace, make you successful in this life and the next. Ameen.
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  31. Alhamdulillah, it's very good that you want to stop it snd make it better. May Allah help you. You can do that gradually through attention and care. I also say stuff thst I should not say especially in snger. I do dua for you, so do dua for me as well to control my tongue.
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  32. Nusico

    Thoughts 2021

    I personally hope that 2021 will be much better for everybody
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  33. Highlights of Collection of Hadith, Shi'a Hadith in the 1st Century Collected by Book Comment Imam ‘Ali Saheefa of ‘Ali Referenced by Shi'i and Sunni scholars Zainul Abideen Risalat Al-Huqooq Written by the Imam or Dictated to his Companions Abi Rafi' Sunan and Ah'kaam Servant of the Prophet, close to ‘Ali, d 30H Jabir Al-Ansaari Mansak Companion of the Prophet, d 78H Hadith in the 2nd Century Collected by Book Comment Imam Al-Baaqir Tafseer Al-Qur’an Having references to Hadith Zaid Ibn ‘Ali Mus'nad Hadith and Fiqh Imam Al-Saadiq Al-Tawhid Most of the writing by his Companions Al-Saadiq's Companions The 400 Usool (400 books). Elaboration and expansion on Hadith All referencing to Imam Ja'far Al-Saadiq. Completed by the time of Al-Hassan Al-Askari. Hadith in the 3rd Century Depending on the 400 Usool (the 400 Books) three massive works of collecting the Hadith through Ahlul Bayt, categorized and indexed, were done. It became a reference for about two centuries. They are: 1. The Collection (AL-Jami') by Al-Warraq Al-Hadhrami 2. The Collection (AL-Jami') by Muhammad ibn Ahmad Al-Asha'ri 3. The Collection (AL-Jami') by Muhammad ibn Al-Hassan ibin Al-Waleed Hadith in the 4th Century Till Now Collected by Book Comment Al-Kulaini Al-Kaafi16,199 Hadiths, most of which are Sahih, Hassan, Moothaq, or Qawiy. Al-Qummi Al-Siddooq Man La Yah'dharhu Al-Faqeeh 5,973 Hadiths, with 3913 References. Muhammad Al-Toosi Tah'dheeb Al-Ah'kaam 12,590 Hadiths, in 93 chapters. Muhammad Al-ToosiAl -Istibsaar 5,521 Hadiths. https://www.al-islam.org/articles/al-hadith-analysis-and-overview-hashim
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  34. Avaliable in form of Kutab e Arba + Other Old Kutab. Purpose of writing down old sources into their own books was to save majority of compilations. You see, out of almost 200 works of Sadooq, a few ( less than 20 ) survived i think. And THAT WAS WHY our Rijal** books were written down. These aren't books on narrators, rather their name is: فهرست أسماء مصنفين الشيعة By Tusi and Nijashi etc. These books have names of COMPILERS OR AUTHORS of books of Shia Mazhab ( Not Narrators ). You can find details and chain to their books in books of Nijashi tusi etc.
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  35. The same thread may be referred in Arabic language section so that some one native arabic speaker can provide his / her inputs on the translation.
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  36. There is not only one person that copies from a book, there are many. Written transmission is subject to less alteration or hadith is most probably transmitted with its original wording which gets lost when transmitting a phrase or sentence orally. This can be witnessed in real life. Also there is no gap between imam (عليه السلام) and our hadith compilations because Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) told his companions to write down their hadiths while Sunni oral transmission is broken due until ban of narrating hadiths was lifted. There is minimal issue of memory in written hadith transmission. Companions who heard directly from Imams (عليه السلام) wrote it down in their books and other included those books in their own books. In this case, weak memory doesn't even matter since you have book or either the person himself to take hadith from. No ones using his memory to trasmit narration from one generation to another. Sunnis just defend mazhab by bluffing about memory of their imams and this was pointed out by their own muftis who said there is no proof for Imam abc memorizing 700k hadiths or millions of hadiths and choosing a few thousand for their compilations. If you are just to assume, that they **can be** altered, then there is more chance in oral transmission. Just by assuming possible defects, you can discredit anything because one can also talk about similar issues with oral transmission.
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  37. As salaamu alaikum brother Firstly I pray that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) helps you through this challenging time. Secondly I thank you for sharing your experience and for your important message about recognizing and appreciating the blessing of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) in the form of good health. Lastly I do disagree with you about one point. Your prayers, your fasts and abstaining from haram are not wasted. We will one day all pass away and have to answer for our deeds. Your worship and your rejection of haram will be your salvation, if Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) wills.
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  38. You seem to have misunderstood his concern, which is that the vaccines sent to Iran specifically would be tampered with and contaminated. This doesn't refer to vaccinations sent to other countries.
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  39. If by 'ask intercession' you mean supplicate to them, then what we know is that there is no basis for doing this in the Qur'an or in our ahadith. The supplications in the Qur'an are to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). The supplications or methods of supplication described by the aimmah (عليه السلام) are also to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). The modern day popular trend f supplicating to ambiya/awliya/aimmah etc seems to be a practice that somehow developed or crept in over the centuries.
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  40. Wait, are you series? Why Azerbaijan tho?
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  41. Thoughtful article in the Guardian about how Azeri use of drones was decisive. Implications for future conflicts based on the lowered cost of warfare. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/29/uk-defence-secretary-hails-azerbaijans-use-of-drones-in-conflict
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  42. Iran's Velayati: Presence of takfiri terrorists among Azeri people meaningless https://en.abna24.com/news//irans-velayati-presence-of-takfiri-terrorists-among-azeri-people-meaningless_1086864.html
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  43. Adhan resounds in historical mosque of Shusha after 28 years (+Video) https://en.abna24.com/news//adhan-resounds-in-historical-mosque-of-shusha-after-28-years-video_1085905.html November 14, 2020 - 8:27 AM News Code : 1085905 Source : IQNA, ABNALink: For the first time after 28 years, Adhan (call to prayers) was recited in Yukhari Govhar Agha Mosque in the city of Shusha, the Republic of Azerbaijan’s Karabakh region. In a footage released in social media, an Azeri soldier is seen reciting Adhan at the minaret of the mosque.
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  44. Actually, we are not free. We are enslaved and robotic creatures (like animals, in a way). We think or imagine we are free, but it is VERY easy to figure out we are not free. The reason is because all of us can easily acknowledge that we are not free in our dreams (it s easy to acknowledge we are not free in our dreams because we do silly unimaginable things that when we wake up, we tell ourselves, phew.. that is definitely not me, and that was not something I would not normally do right???). So we conclude that we are not free in our dreams. But why are we free in our waking state? I mean, it feels the same! Even while you are dreaming you think you are free. How do you know you are free right now. Well, actually we are not free. This is why you don't control your thoughts. For example: Try not to think of a chicken. you see, you just thought of a chicken because you don't control your thoughts. So, we are not free but we need to realize who really is free. and that is God alone. Only God is Free. our freedom lies in the recognition that He alone is free. And God so happens to be the only real Self there is!
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  45. Revert1963

    Bashar ʿal-Assad

    The Syrian government actually did imprison foreign Al-Qaida operatives that used Syria as a base to fight in Iraq. One example is the French-Algerian terrorist Said Arif. He was extradited to France where he got a sentence for terrorism. When the French released him he went to Syria to join the Jabhat Al-Nusra. He was later killed in an air raid. Are you saying that Bashar Al-Assad colluded with the French to have that person released?
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  46. Revert1963

    Bashar ʿal-Assad

    You mentioned Zahran Alloush and Hassan Aboud. That is two people and two groups. What about all the other groups? A person like Ahmed Hussein al-Shara (al-Julani) who founded the Jabhat Al-Nusra was never in custody of the Syrian Government. Never released by them or never affiliated with them in any way. In terms of this discussion it doesn't make you exactly innocent or impartial. What you are in fact saying is that Shias should not support Bashar al Assad because he released your friends so that they could fight him. It doesn't make sense.
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  47. Revert1963

    Bashar ʿal-Assad

    That the Syrian government released a couple of people did not create a civil war. What did was the massive supply of weapons and foreign jihadists that came in from outside. It is pretty clear that it was planed in advance by the United States, Israel, Saudi-Arabia, Turkey and Qatar. There was a massive campaign to recruit jihadists even in Euoropean countries. It was obvious in my country suddenly the local pizza dude closed his shop and went away. The pizza shop never opened again because he apparently died in Syria. All the local Salafis went away also. Even a couple of gangsters went there in order to look even tougher when they came back. Saudi backed mosques in my country recruited vulnerable youngsters to be used as suicide bombers. People from Muslim families and western converts alike. Don't say that Bashar Al-Assad organized all that. You mean like they have it in Idlib now? How the Syrian state should be organized is a question for the Syrian people. Every country is unique and therefor one model doesn't fit all countries. However if there is not some sort of central power structure it will be to easy for imperialist countries to split the Syrian people again. A strong Syria is needed in the resistance alliance against the Zionists, imperialists and takfiri terrorists. "taghuts" is a problematic expression because it is to day a part of the takfiri discourse. When you are using a word like that, it suggests to me that you are affiliated with that political discourse.
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  48. Revert1963

    Bashar ʿal-Assad

    The whole insurgency was preplaned by United States, Israel, Saudi-Arabia, Qatar and Turkey. It was the same model they used in Libya, Syria and the Ukraine. As soon as somebody starts demonstrating get somebody to shoot at the protesters and at the police at the same time and you all ready have a civil war going. Also the supply of weapons placed in advance. Somehow the rebels got a lot of weapons very quickly. Not a coincident. In other places like Bahrain and Egypt the protesters never got any weapons. I wonder why? And so what? Bashar Al-Assad is not a Nazi. He is a dentist who reluctantly had to take over his dads regime. What is the root of the rebels? What counts is how people behave and I think that the Syrian government with its reconciliation scheme is acting quite lenient. The rebels on the other hand behave like Nazis. I would even say that the Salafis are Islams Nazies. (I use the word Islam here because I will not do takfir to anyone even though I think they are very misguided.)
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  49. Revert1963

    Bashar ʿal-Assad

    I have been to Syria back in the days of Hafiz Al-Assad, so I will agree to that fact that the Syrian secret police use to be quite hard handed. I don't think that many will disagree with that. Howewer that does not justify the sectarian takeover of a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country like Syria. And you have to admit that those who is trying to topple the Syrian government is a bunch of sectarians. Mainly Salafis and Muslimbrothers who has been notorious at killing, raping, torturing, enslaving, harassing and even eating the liver of people from ethnic and religious minority groups in Syria. And even though the Syrian secret police under Hafiz Al-Assad use to be quite hard handed, it also had a reason at least to begin with. Namely the first time the Muslimbrothers tried to stage an armed insurgency back in the 70's. At that time also payed by Israel and the United states.It is also worth noticing that the Baathist rule has not been any worse that the neighboring countries including Turkey and Israel. And it was never as bad as Saddam Hissains Iraq. Oh really What entity would you like to rule it? Dawlat Islamiya fi il Iraq wa Sham? The Zionist entity? Al-Qaida? Erdogan? Syria is an old cultural nation and it should be ruled by all its people.
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