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  1. Gaius I. Caesar

    Thoughts 2021

    Sorry but even I find this somewhat offensive and also, I'm not buying that you couldn't help it either, you could; You just chose not to.
    4 points
  2. Zaidism

    The Blood of A Martyr

    The Blood of a Martyr, The ink of a sacred pen, Divine writ in a series of hymns, A living spirit, Forever alive, A protective barrier for the kingdom of love - A repelling force against the evils of man. Nutrition to the soil, keep taking our lives. A burning core within the earth that seeks to burst, Kept patient by the blood that does not dry: The flames do not dare penetrate - The sanctity of a martyr’s blood. Slanderer is the one who says, The martyred no longer lives; More living than all of us, An eternal seat surely reserved, near the Everlasting One. From the beginning until the end, Martyred Spirits - those kept alive - will soon be unified. One man will carry them, as he marches deep into the heart of war with a fearless battle cry: The blood of حُسين will be avenged. Victory promised and sealed, Building blocks they all became, for The Kingdom of المهدي.
    4 points
  3. AbalFadhl

    Thoughts 2021

    I just want to go to Najaf & Karbala
    4 points
  4. Ain-Al Hayat

    Thoughts 2021

    I ignored no one ...my post was only about you stereotyping middle eastern women... which I personally found disrespectful. Sister no one is ganged up on you... you are taking this too serious and personal
    3 points
  5. Ain-Al Hayat

    Thoughts 2021

    Sister @Caroling you are exaggerating... I know what you trying to say but it doesn't apply to every middle eastern woman... you can't put everyone in the same pot... you sounds so clichéd
    3 points
  6. https://www.al-islam.org/nikah-al-mutah-zina-or-sunnah-toyib-olawuyi/7-shii-ahadith-misused-about-mutah#hadith-ten Hadith Ten Al-Ṭusi records: Muhammad b. Ahmad b. Yahya – ‘Ali b. al-Sindi – ‘Uthman b. ‘Isa – Ishaq b. ‘Ammar – Faḍl, freed slave of Muhammad b. Rashid: I said, “I married a woman in mut’ah. But, it occurred in my mind that she had a husband. So, I investigated that and discovered that she had a husband.” Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, said, “Why did you investigate?!”45 Al-Jawahiri says about one of the narrators: ‘Ali b. al-Sindi: he narrated 84 reports, and he also narrated under the name ‘Ali b. al-Sanadi al-Qummi: his trustworthiness is NOT established.46 This makes him majhul and ḍa’if. Al-Jawahiri also states about another narrator: Al-Faḍl, freed slave of Muhammad b. Rashid: Majhul.47 Apparently, the report has a ḍa’if chain. It also contradicts this authentic hadith of al-Kulayni: Muhammad b. Yahya – Ahmad b. Muhammad – Ibn Mahbub – Aban – Abu Maryam: Abu Ja’far, peace be upon him, was asked about mut’ah. So, he said, “Verily, mut’ah today is not as it used to be in the past. They (i.e. the women) used to be faithful. But, today, they are not faithful. Therefore, investigate about them (i.e. the women).48 Al-Majlisi says: Muwaththaq ka al-Sahih49 Therefore, the man must thoroughly investigate about the woman – including concerning her marital status – before contracting mut’ah with her. Besides, even during their marriage, he must still carry out fresh investigations if he has any suspicions. The Imam, ‘alaihi al-salam, has not placed any time limitations on the obligation to investigate. Hadith Eleven Al-Ṭusi reports: And from him (Muhammad b. Ahmad b. Yahya) – Ayyub b. Nuh – Mihran b. Muhammad – one of our companions: It was said to Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, “So-and-so married a woman in mut’ah. Then, he was informed that she had a husband. Therefore, he asked her.” So, Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, said, “And why did he ask her?”50 Al-Jawahiri says about one of the narrators: Mihran b. Muhammad: Majhul.51 As such, the hadith is ḍa’if. But, it is also mursal, as our esteemed reader can see. Al-Majlisi too confirms this when he declares concerning it: Mursal.52 Therefore, its suffers from compounded unreliability. Hadith Twelve Al-Ṭusi documents: And from him (i.e. Muhammad b. Ahmad b. Yahya) – al-Haytham b. Abi Masruq al-Hindi – Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Abi Nasr AND Muhammad b. al-Hasan al-Ash’ari – Muhammad b. ‘Abd Allah al-Ash’ari: I said to al-Riḍa, peace be upon him, “The man marries the woman. Then, it occurs in his mind that she has a husband.” He said, “It is not upon him. Have you seen: if he asks her for proof, there will be someone who will testify that she has no husband?”53 Al-Majlisi states about the hadith: Majhul.54 Al-Jawahiri also submits about one of the narrators: Muhammad b. ‘Abd Allah al-Ash’ari: Majhul.55 Therefore, the hadith is ḍa’if.
    3 points
  7. Salam. Anything you got. Cartoons, books, youtube channels, etc. While I'm at it I'll share some nice youtube channels where they speak Arabic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtGe7Tr0YwY&list=WL&index=5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG8MTuFDMgA&list=WL&index=6&t=942s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWY84tU-pT0&list=WL&index=8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SYmb2luib4&list=WL&index=3 I was watching familiar cartoons on this site: https://www.arteenz.com/cartoon14701.html when they suddenly pulled the plug on almost all the shows I wanted to watch. Are you aware of any websites that host cartoons like spongebob?
    2 points
  8. In the name of god the most merciful I feel like todays muslims are not reading enough books and that has some negative consequences, and for those muslims who wish to read books about their religion they will have a difficult time finding them. When I accepted islam I had a hard time finding good books about islam that are available in normal shops. Of course most books are available online-pdf but It is a lot easier to read them physically and then for example give them to a friend so more people can benefit from the knowledge. My goal with this is to make a list of books about islam that are easily available in non muslim shops for example amazon, ebay,. Etc. So that those muslims that do not have the opportunity to buy from muslim shops can buy these instead. Most of the books are written by shia authors but some by sunnis and sufis. Many new muslims have a very hard time finding good books so I hope this list will help. I have not read all of these books. This list is in no way complete I have written what I know and I hope that other people can help by posting their recommendations and their opinions on the books. 1. Quran Translations: Most translations are from our sunni brothers and those usually only have minor differences with the shia school of thought so there is no problem in buying them. Good Sunni quran translations: Abdullah yusuf ali- Written in old english, otherwise a very good translation, some minor errors. Also the commentaries have been changed so I only recommend the translation. MAS abdul haleem- It is written in simpler english, it has some minor errors otherwise it is very good and easy to read Good shia translations: Muhammed habib shakir(M.H Shakir) – Some say he has copied parts of the translation but there is no copyright in islam so that is not important. the translation is in relatively simple english and it is seen as the best translation from the shia. Ali Quli Qarai- Also a very good translation, Ali Qarai has translated many books into english, the quran translation is written in simple english and is easy to read. Other translations: Arthur Arberry- made a very good translation, he was very good at translating the same word in arabic into the same word in English. However the book is written in older english(thee, thy ..) so it can be difficult to read if you have English as a second language. tafsir(commentary): The Study Quran- It was made by many people one of them being Seyyed hosein nasr a Shia-sufi. The book contains a extremely good and accurate translation but also commentary. The commentary is written by different people and it contains commentaries from shias sunnis and sufis. It is a great book if you want to learn more about the quran and also learn about other Muslims opinions from different perspectives. Understanding surah yasin- written by sheikh. Bahmanpour and it is a commentay on surah yasin. The illuminating lantern, A commentary on the 30th part of the holy quran, by habib al kadhimi- 2.Biographies of the Last Prophet(peace be upon him and his family): The message by jafar subhani – considered to be one of the best biographies of the prophet((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) by a modern shia scholar that is available in english. Muhammed man of god by seyyed nasr – a simple biography of the prophet, It is very short and basic Muhammed by yasin T. al jibouri – also a biography of the prophet 3.Books about other prophets( peace be upon them): Gods emissaries by rizwan arastu- It is a very detailed book about the lives of the prophets. The base for the book was the quran and then he has used hadith to give more details. I think it is one of the most popular and well written book about the prophets by a shia scholar. Mary and jesus in islam by yasin jibouri- The lost testament by mahdi moderassi- a critisiscm of christianity 4.Books about islamic sects: When power and piety collide by mostafa qazwini- a critisicm of caliphate and he wrote it in response to the hate that is against the shias today. Islam by seyyed hosein nasr- A introductin to islam and different schools of thought. Succesion of the prophet by wilferd madelung- A study of islamic caliphate 5.Books about mystisicm: Kernel of the kernel by muhammed husayn tabatabaei- A compilation of his lectures he gave on mysticism and spiritual wayfaring, It is relatively expensive and I have not read it but I have heard a lot of good things about it. Light within me by M.H tabatabaei, M. muttahari, R.Khomeini- a very good book Secrets to divine love by A. Helwa- I think she is a sunni but the book is not controversial and it Is good. 6.Books about tawhid: Allah by yasin jibouri- contains the names and attributes of god. Essential tawhid by sayyid abul qasim radhawi Blessed names and attributes of allah by Abdur rahman kidwai- Is one of the most popular books about tawhid among sunnis. Daily wisdom: selections from the holy quran by Kube publishing- short selections from the quran 7.Books about The twelve imams and ahlulbayt( peace be upon them) : Kerbala and beyond by yasin jibouri imam ali ibn musa by yasin jibouri- biography of the 8:th imam Who Is hussain by mehdi saeed hazari- from medina to karbala in the words of imam husayn the hidden treasure, lady umm kulthum, daughter of imam ali and lady fatima by jaffer ladak- bioghraphy of lady umm kulthum. 8.Books about being muslim in the west: advice for youth by sistani- muslim in west by Seyyed hosein nasr- a very good book about how muslims should see the west Shia muslims: our identity, our vision, and the way forward by sayyid M. B. kashmiri - 9.Books by christians that are suitable for muslims: Gods undertaker by Professor John lennox- the book talks about mathematical problems with evolution and also why monotheism is more suitable with science compared to other views. It is a highly recommended book for anyone wanting to learn more about how ridiculous atheism is and the lies spread by the new-atheist movement. A lot of books have been written by disccovery institute, They are christian that support intelligent design which is not completely compatible with islam but their books contain very good criticism of darwinism. 10.Other books: 101 ways to concentrate in prayer by Ali hilli- a book about how to achieve higher concentration in prayer. Talal alie turfe has written some good books Muneer al khabbazz has also written some good books. Practical advice by abathar tajaldeen The doctor and sheikh debate- I have not read it and I could not find it in pdf format but it seems interesting. Also if you buy a good book do not keep it on you bookshelf instead give it away to a friend and tell Him/Her to give it away after reading it. If you like comment you thoughts about these books and give your recommendations on good books about islam that can be bought in non-muslim shops. I know that this was a very short list but I hope you will benefit from it.
    2 points
  9. Ashvazdanghe

    Thoughts 2021

    Americanization of Iran http://s8.picofile.com/file/8332007000/KHODKOSHIFARHANGI022.jpg
    2 points
  10. Ashvazdanghe

    Thoughts 2021

    Sorry I have not meant to disrespct you but for majority of us " Americanized man or woman " has negative meaning than positive meaning which you have mentioned which even you can find men & women specially in young generation in ME & west Asia like Iran which they have tried to look like Americanized under influence of social media & sattelite channels which they are broadcasting all latest hollywood movies & Netflix & Turkish & Korean soap operas for free just to weaken faith of young generation & weakening family structures & showing LGBT as a package of becoming Americanized which behavior of Chapple guy is an example of it which due of your biased viewpoint about comparing ME & America & using Americanized , I couldn't hold myself for mentioning you anyway I'm really sory if I have bullied you but consider it the word of Americanized in Asia subcontinent has mostly negative meaning than positive meaning even which both of Korea & Japan young generations have totallty Americanized which even "K-Pop" groups like Black pink have became favorite groups of many young men & women even in Islamic countries like Iran & Pakistan even hardcore wahabist of KSA but at the end even Korean Japaness people are complaining about bad & harsh behaviour of some Americans with them although they totally americanized & loss their cultur & identity in process of Americanizationwhich t they just have made themselve like clowns which americans behave with them under cliche of Asians & ME people.
    2 points
  11. Mahdavist

    Thoughts 2021

    In the Name of Allah,the All-beneficent, the All-merciful. 25:63 The servants of the All-beneficent are those who walk humbly on the earth, and when the ignorant address them, say, ‘Peace!’
    2 points
  12. The return of a believer's heart Do you remember your first cries where celebrated? The day you were born and seen as someone's hope How can you not know the 17:70 worth and it's scope Then why are you hopeless and frustrated? Why is your existence still a question? Maybe you are not aware of your purpose Do you still think that life is a circus No wonder you have fallen in depression Darkness has overtaken your surrounding The soul has left your heart awhile ago What remains are those void eyes though Still your are pretending to not be understanding Where is the victory you were running after? How long will it take you to recognize For that you have already broken thousands of ties Imagine with nothing left in your hands in hereafter Still He waits until your last breath for your heart to be melted But remember the heart remains empty As long as you don't show mercy in plenty So stay with your soul always connected Hardships, troubles and suffering will be your testing Like a leaf on a tree you will fall one day But remember to not get scrambled, anyway One day it will be over and in grave you will be resting Maybe you will know your heart's worth one day After all it's every piece belongs to Him And you are struggling while it's getting dim Then you'll remember Him all the way Yet the soul is set again on fire and is about to depart Maybe it's now too late to ask for forgiveness but still I did Then I saw a light coming towards me which made me close my eyelid(s) It was a dream which made me a believer with pure heart I wrote it tow years ago back in my highschool days... originally it is in German but I somehow managed to translate and I hope it still makes sense... yesterday when I was going through my old diary then I found it and thought to share with you guys:) Please ignore if there are some mistakes I'm not a professional poet
    2 points
  13. Salam alaykum i am a 19 year old convert from Australia, I have converted 3 years ago alhumdulillah . I have decided to put the hijab on but am struggling with the idea of it from my dad. I know you do not put it on for other people opinions but I still struggle with it. my immediate side of my family have been amazing with me converting and even told me to put the hijab on and accepted me straight away. The only problem is my dad who is an Egyptian Coptic orthodox he does not speak to me anymore after I got “married to a Muslim” little did he know I was one the whole time (kept it a secret as he hates Muslims). He can be quite agressive even though he doesn’t speak to me and may ignore me in the shops if he does see me as we live quite close to each other and shop at the same shopping cenre I think him seeing me with a hijab on will set him off even going to the extent of ripping it off as my said my dad is more a aggressive physical person, also my dad is very against muslims so he’s not accepting at all how do I deal with this please someone help I’m hoping to put it on in 2 months inshallah and have made dua constantly to bring my family on the right path but I still feel worried any advice is much appreciated:) sorry for the rant
    2 points
  14. Abu Hadi

    suicide

    Thank you for sharing that. Im happy that your son beat his addiction. Just a quick correction the Book of John is not the Injeel. The Injeel is a book given to Jesus by God. The Injeel is not available to us at this moment in time.
    2 points
  15. Laayla

    Thoughts 2021

    Bismehe Ta3ala Assalam Alikum brother Please explain, how so? What was it that you disagreed about my post? I appreciate your insight. I like to learn from you. I&M, I'm very happy that you mentioned about my behaviour towards my children. I'm usually a private person, but I intentionally shared my experience because I wanted to change into a better mother. The incident was seven years ago, and Alhamd'Allah I have become more aware of my past mistakes and changed. But, thank you so much for the reminder, to remember where I was and where I am now. God bless you and Insh'Allah you will be a better mother than me!
    2 points
  16. "Oh Eagle! Don't fear the headwind! Spread your wings and rise!" (Iqbal)
    2 points
  17. Salam , I recently started thinking about a dream I had on Arbaeen , exactly the 40th in 2020. I had booked a visit to Karbala for Arbaeen with my brother and father . This was indeed my first time and you cant imagine how hyped and intoxicated I was about going to Iraq . When the 40th came we were at home cuz of COVID and our flight was cancelled . I was really devastated (the flight got cancelled during Muharram) . On the 40th , before I went to sleep I was thinking about Najaf & Karbala then I drifted of . In my dream I find myself in the Shrine of Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) . There were billions of people , I had no space to even stick my hand up to do Salam . The main lights were all off , except the red ones . I found myself just near the main door (the area where you can see the zarih ) but the golden doors were closed . The everyone started to chant Labayk Ya Hussain (عليه السلام) and each time the door would open and close and it got faster , i eventually made my way to the golden door and started to kiss it and rub my shawl on it .and the deam ended . The astonishing thing was that the next morning i checked the Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) shrine videos of Arbaeen 2020 and found that it looked just like my dream, all lights off except the red ones , the golden doors closed and billions of people . Could this mean that I visited Karbala in my dream , or was my souls taken to Karbala ? What are your thoughts on it ,
    1 point
  18. How can it be Ijmaa' of Ahl al-Bayt if most Ahl al-Bayt scholars are not Shi'i, let alone Zaydi? Of course... Of course he could have been, but I don't agree with the highlighted part. Some of the Sahaba stated the Zayd ibn al-Haaritha رضي الله عنه (I think its ok to make Du'a for him, excuse me mods if this is not allowed) would've been the Khalifa after رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم, so there are definitely a lot of possibilities on who could've have succeeded. Heck, even Abu Bakr himself stated he wasn't the most qualified. أحسن الله إليك أخي, but I don't know why you make that assumption. Who should've been the successor of رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم is not a point of contention in the Sunni schools or really, any non-Shi'a understanding of Islam. I am not sure why you made this assumption. You haven't really gave us any reason why that is to be honest
    1 point
  19. Ok I understand I'm going to go a little off topic. And write a long post (sorry) Sunni beleive they have a completely objective hadith system. The main problem is that the system isn't objective eg like maths. Otherwise there would be uniformity on all the hadith they agree on. So unless a person is genuinely seeking the truth they will cherry pick an opinion that suits them. And since Sunni are so vast in both theology and episitmology they will find an excuse. A salafi will go to the extent of forming there own rijal opinions if they need. Claiming they follow no one blindly and they are following the objective hadith system. Going back to the the genuine person. If they are genuine then there are stronger hadith like Ghadir, two weighty things etc. Which goes back to my original point.
    1 point
  20. No not at all... I just mentioned what I used to watch sometimes as a child...of course I did other stuff as well...in our backyard back at home we had many pets and trees... I used to climb on the guava tree a lot because I loved their taste so much and the fouled ones I used to throw them at neighbours lol... I used to play Stapoo right in the middle of the street with kids of my neighborhood, skipping rope...tow people used to skip the rope and the person in the middle had to jump as fast as possible, and the most funniest part was to ring the doorbell and run away lol...that was so fun and when we heard maghreb adhaan...we knew it that it's time to go home now before I heard my mother scream by my nickname which I hated...so better to be punctual...those were some really fun and memorable days
    1 point
  21. hasanhh

    The Nostalgia Thread

    l'z a 50s kid. We use to shoot rabbits, squirrels and other stuff. Ride our bikes, play ball, pull pranks, torment teachers (in small ways), catch animals and make a game out of them, build tree houses, throw rocks at the gurls, . . . snowball fights, sled ride at the cemetery, play in the creeks, . . . board games, play cards including poker, . . . And y'all believe TV is fun?
    1 point
  22. So the first one is "Ainak wala Jin" it's a Pakistani drama ... quite an old one but it was so entertaining. The second one is an Indian serial... but somehow I was used to watch it lol even though it got boring sometimes but still it was my hobby... I couldn't upload ben 10... I think the uploading failed
    1 point
  23. Salam dear brother According to Sayyed Sistani, as an obligatory precaution one should say it in arabic if one can. Otherwise, it is permitted to say it in English for example as long as the same meaning of words are used:
    1 point
  24. If someone doesn't want to believe a hadith and insists on weakening it. There is not much you can do. If you bring the opinion of a Sunni scholar they will say we don't follow him and our scholar.....weakened hadith because of this or that reason. Present hadiths they all have to accept. Eg Ghadir, Harun to Musa. If they then interpret it to mean something less. No point continuing the discussion as they are set on their ideas.
    1 point
  25. Walaykom 'Asalam brother, are you looking for material that'll help you learn, or just in general?
    1 point
  26. Love this thanks: "Death, in relation to this world, is death, but in relation to the next world, is a birth, in as much as the birth of a newborn in relation to this world is a birth but in relation to its previous life is a death."
    1 point
  27. The OP citations of Quran: Ayat 10:37 What is "confirmed" is that the message of all Messengers -(عليه السلام). has been to believe in the God of Noah -(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). alone and not to associate anything with Him -(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Ayats 37:139-148 is the same basic story of Yunus/Jonah -(عليه السلام). and the fish and was sent to a city (which one not specified) as in the 0.T. Ayats 21:87-88 Dhun-Nun is traditionally assumed to be Yunus -(عليه السلام). but there is no agreed to identification and only lmam Mahdi will announce whom it is and why.
    1 point
  28. @AbdusSibtayn Ayan Hirsi, no longer identifies as a Muslim. She left Islam. First time I heard of Fatah, but Tawhidi is all about making money from non Muslims. Recently, Tawhidi has been away for three months from Twitter. God knows what he is up to.
    1 point
  29. Caroling

    Thoughts 2021

    So, you’re telling me that I have no right to be angry when everyone disrespects my culture and stereotype the American people. But as soon as I point out their hypocrisy, how Islam doesn’t promote their behavior either, all of a sudden, I’m the one being disrespectful, because it doesn’t fit your narrative? I don’t want to continue this conversation with you. This is the reality. Since you are unaware of how rude and backwards middle eastern people are and don’t find their behavior problematic, then there is no point in discussing this further with you.
    1 point
  30. Khurasani

    Thoughts 2021

    im sure you can find plenty of videos online of people from all colour, background, faith etc. behaving badly but it doesn't prove anything really. Middle eastern people are very hospitable in general and i dont see this being the case in american culture so dont cherrypick negative sides of cultures and use it to paint a bad picture of the people from there.
    1 point
  31. Khurasani

    Thoughts 2021

    i think ur being too harsh on middle eastern culture. Sure it has some cons to it but so does any other culture in the world.
    1 point
  32. The hijab is an important issue, and not a side issue, as some make it out to be. Here is a good video for you to watch as far as importance of Hijab. As far as your father goes, if you know something is wajib, you shouldn't let anything stand between you and doing it, not even your father. I am a revert myself and my father is not muslim (my mother, brothers, and sister are, they converted with me, Alhamduillah). You have to face your fears eventually, today is better than tommorow to do this, because the longer you wait, the more aggressive he may become, feeling more confident in his control he has over you. If he follows thru with his threat to rip your hijab off, believe me, you have an army of people behind you who will protect you and support you. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will support you, this the the most important thing. Also, many ShiaChatters live in Australia. We can help you if you need help. Also, I live in the US but I think they have the same thing in Australia. If you feel you are being physically threatened by someone, even your father, you can file a restraining order (that's what they call it in the US, they might call it something different in Australia) with the local government so that if he goes within a certain number of meters from you, he will be arrested. So you're covered there also. In my experience, backing down in front of an aggressive person is just an invitation for more aggression. You should let him know that you are brave and strong and you will not accept him standing in the way of you practicing your religion, no matter what he says or does. Once he gets that message, then he will resign himself to the facts in front of him and you may be able to have a relationship after that, a real relationship based on mutual understanding and respect, which is probably what you want, not a fake relationship based on fear and aggression and lies, which is probably what you don't want. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) help you. Salam.
    1 point
  33. Educate yourself more on the matter, your fear will most likely decrease. I'm saying this is because if you are a good Muslim and have been trying your very best, and say you died and went to barzakh, you can redeem the sins you have. there are narrations which state a deceased person (like a family member or relative) may come to you in a dream asking for help if they are in distress or in a dark place. For example if you had prayers you needed to make up for, or other sins that you have not repented for or redeemed there is a chance to do so in barzakh. I don't know about it fully but it is really interesting to research about. May Allah grant us all jannah al firdous
    1 point
  34. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
    1 point
  35. Salam according to Imam Khomeini (رضي الله عنه) Buraq is not a literal animal like horse or etc but it's a singular creation . http://www.imam-khomeini.ir/fa/c78_115175/کتاب/نبوت_از_دیدگاه_امام_خمینی_س_/فصل_دهم_معراج
    1 point
  36. 2400GMT/1900EST,Monday,22Feb21 112,245,644 Cases (+277,173) 2,484,651 Deaths (+6,360) 87,747,680 Recoveries 22,013,313 Active Cases of which 93,288 are Serious or Critical Germany Covid infections on the rise again because of the variants: https://www.dw.com/en/germanys-covid-infections-rise-again/a-55641186 Friday the 19th, Denmark closed its border with Germany. Last week, North Rhine-Westphalia had its biggest new-infections day yet, 1100+. https://www.dw.com/en/denmark-restricts-its-border-with-germany/a-55632866 This afternoon this Monday the 22nd, John Hopkins announced that by their count the US now has 500k deaths. Worldometers -which is the source we use here- registered 500k on Wednesday the 17th. A 5 day difference. As noted on this thread's page 56 on September 21st, CNN ran an article explaining the different numbers when there was a 7 day difference in counts.
    1 point
  37. Subhanallah. Allah listened to my prayers. After filing a report with GoDaddy, the anti Shia fatwa on IslamQA.info has finally been removed for promoting hate speech and violence. This is for everyone who wanted me to stop talking about it.
    1 point
  38. There is a link to LIVE television channels at al-islam.org website: https://www.al-islam.org/tv
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  39. Lady Zainab AS passed away (wafat) or was martyred (shahadat). * There are two dates mentioned: Rajab 15 and Safar 24. Condolences for Sayyidah Zainab AS, the daughter of Imam Ali AS and Lady Fatima Zahra AS. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bless you when you remember her.
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  40. I've heard of the People's Party, and in fact have an acquaintance who is running for state delegate under the party label, but I haven't learned much about the party. I need to change that. I absolutely do support a general strike, but as a middle class housewife, I have little risk. In the state where I live, all employment is "at will" meaning employers can fire people for any or no reason without notice. Striking is a big risk for everyone who lives paycheck to paycheck. It's also a risk for anyone with a government job or a security clearance. What I'm doing is getting involved in feeding and housing people in my community. Sometimes that includes working alongside people whose lifestyles are very un-Islamic, but to me it's better than doing nothing. If people aren't at risk of losing their homes or going without food, they are much more capable of taking action against oppression.
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  41. What is Jizyah and What is its Philosophy?
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  42. -Khums is not 2.5 percent, it is one fifth (20 percent)
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  43. Depends on the faqih. ( مسألة 63 ) : الظاهر أنه لا فرق في مشروعية أخذ الجزية من أهل الكتاب بين أن يكون في زمن الحضور أو في زمن الغيبة لاطلاق الادلة وعدم الدليل على التقييد ، ووضعها عليهم في هذا الزمان إنما هو بيد الحاكم الشرعي كما وكيفا حسب ما تقتضيه المصلحة العامة للامة الاسلامية . https://www.al-khoei.us/books/?id=6671
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  44. I’m not sure if it’s paid during the ghayba. It would be an interesting topic to look into.
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  45. It is decided by the Imam of the time
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  46. It has happened in the past when non muslims join the Muslim army, they become exempt from the Jizyah
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  47. If they are considered the same as Muslims and therefore exempt from jizya, then they have to pay khums and zakat. For practical purposes, it should make little or no difference. The reality is that some "Muslim" leaders have historically used taxation (excessive amounts in the name jizya) to coerce conversions. Christians are referred to in the Quran as closest to Muslims in belief. They aren't so different from us.
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  48. It's not the ISIS flag: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal_of_Muhammad
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  49. Rohani

    Jizya

    If the muslims go fight all the wars to protect their subjects and the non Muslims do not need to. And both sides pay taxes not jizya and Islamic taxes for Muslims no just jizya as a government needs money to protect its subjects don't u think it is a good thing to have a tax. A personally think alot of people need to think in a wider lense that things have wider benefits and security for the community when people come attacking things in Islam it is because they loom at limited individual benefits and try to find some individual harm this is very faulty as with laws made for a community one should first look for the purpose the the community.
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  50. Jahangiram

    Jizya

    There's no set standard for how much jizya collected, so it can be high or it can be low according to shia jurists (and some sunnis). Hanafi sunnis see it as a progressive tax, with set standards depending on whether a non muslim is either an affluent individual or a poor working class chap. The minimum jizya that should be paid is a dinar, according to what ive read from sunni commentaries of the Quran. Which is a lot less than zakat, and is also why Montesquiei says about the Arab conquest of the Byzantine Empire: “It was this excess of taxes that occasioned the prodigious facility with which the Mahometans carried on their conquests. Instead of a continual series of extortions devised by the subtle avarice of the Greek emperors, the people were subjected to a simple tribute which was paid and collected with ease. Thus they were far happier in obeying a barbarous nation than a corrupt government, in which they suffered every inconvenience of lost liberty, with all the horror of present slavery.” (The Spirit of Laws, Book 13) And this is coming from one of the most bigoted self-righteous writers of the post-Enlightenment era. Its quite funny seeing Christians repeating each other's words without any research of their own, and then ending up indicting themselves when it is realized it was them who carried out such actions in history (and im not just talking about the Greek orthodox emperors here). Mark Cohen (a jew) on Christian oppression: For a greater appreciation of the perception of security that the Jews of Islam associated with payment of the jizya, consider the more unstable situation of the Jews of Europe. The Jews there paid numerous and often unreasonably high and arbitrary taxes to the ruling authority, but–until 1342 in the Holy Roman Empire–no regular poll tax in return for official protection… When physically threatened (which happened much more frequently than in the Islamic world) the Jews of Europe routinely resorted to bribery to purchase or restore protection. This reliance on bribery created uncertainty, instability, and collective anxiety, for one never knew when a payoff might be required or whether the sum afforded would be sufficient. A sign of the widespread utilization of bribery in Jewish life in Latin Christendom is the regular use of the verb le-shahed (from the biblical noun shohad, “bribery”), rare in mishnaic Hebrew, to express the action. In Islam, as in Christendom, many a ruler discovered that the threat to enforce the sumptuary laws among the dhimmis was a convenient ploy to raise cash as a substitute. But by contrast, I know of little evidence from the classical Islamic period that bribing officials to prevent violence against persons became a regular Jewish practice. Carrying the comparison further, in the Latin West, Jewish residential security was often linked to their economic utility. Thus, in England in 1290, when tallages had ceased to yield significant sums from the increasingly impoverished Jews, King Edward I canceled their right of residence and expelled them, confiscating what little remained of their property. - Under Crescent and Cross: Jews in the Middle Ages, page 88
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