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  1. Salam. I heard a story where a Muslim was asked why he's not drinking at a party, when he explained that he was a Muslim, the person said something along the lines of he should drink because that is 1400 years old and outdated, backwards, etc. Now our immediate instinct is to defend Islam by putting down the consumption of alcohol, and this would be a good response, but why don't we take a step back and look at the bigger picture. How long has Islam told us to avoid alcohol? 1400 years? And how long has the practice of drinking alcohol existed? At least 13,000 years. So who is the one who is old fashioned? And let's not stop there, this applies to everything they say about us. They say we are old fashioned for wearing the hijab, not engaging in free sex, being conservative, etc. But next time they say this I want you to point out the hypocrisy because we have always been like this AND they have always been like that, and for LONGER than us. One look at their historic art and plays will tell you that. Paintings of naked prophets in churches and nobody bats an eyelid. Sensual, sexual, statues of women and it's as normal as the sun coming up. Shakespeare plays where teenagers kiss and have romantic relationships and people are like "Yeah, that's fine." Look to pre Christian western societies and homosexuality is normal and having sex with a man is considered to be better than with a woman. These satans act like what they're doing is new, liberal, and revolutionary. When in reality everything that they do they have been doing for thousands of years before the "old fashioned" Islam. It is us who are liberal, we are the revolutionaries.
    3 points
  2. The names and identities of the killers are known, and obviously they were not Shiites. If one wants to discuss the role and participation of the kufans, by all means do so, but the statement 'the shia killed Imam Hussain (as)' is illogical. If anything it's an attempt to absolve Yazid and his army of their crime.
    3 points
  3. Great, another routine condemnation by Iran every time Shi'as around the world are killed. I'm sure the bereaved of the victims will find peace after this condemnation. Yet again, we see the stark difference of priorities Iran has in its policies. Saddam-loving Palestinians continue their struggle against the occupiers whilst almost a hundred Shi'a Hazara schoolgirls are killed in Kabul. One would think Iran would value the survival of the schoolgirls, but no, Palestine is the priority. Maybe if Iran spent 10% of the effort/money it spends on Palestine instead for the persecuted Shi'a of Afghanistan and of the world, these schoolgirls and many previous victims would be alive today. Maybe if more was spent on defending against a terrorist ideology that wants to see Shi'as killed, many more would be alive today.
    3 points
  4. Another Ramadhan, another mass murder of the Shia youth in Afghanistan. In 2020 Ramadhan, a pediatric care hospital was targeted, newborns were murdered cold blooded in their cribs. In 2021 Ramadhan, a girls school was hit in the same neighborhood with over 50 victims. Here’s Fundraising link for the victims. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/helpkabulchildren?experiments=b2c_054_show_hide_fitness_totaliser%2Cb2c_059_donate_to_yourself_v3&successType=StaticDonateButtonClick
    2 points
  5. @guest 2025 Technically, Islam, or submission to the Divine Will, began with the incipience of creation, which is said to be subservient to (the) God, so Islam predated our plane of existence, per the Qur’ān. Additionally, appealing to ephemeral tastes and perceptions, including linguistic, is not the best way to defend the Deen as a system and way of life. Terms such as “liberal” and “conservative,” besides being misleading, are irrelevant and should not be taken outside their original context(s). To stay principled, argue independently, not from within the “box,” that is, the temporal construct that defines our understanding. This applies generally and to all spheres.
    2 points
  6. MexicanVato

    Mut’ah with a

    That’s intimidation. Overthinking. We do not have to do circus tricks for women. You have to learn to speak slowly too. Don’t rush your words. Simple conversation is enough. Stop putting them on pedestals and you won’t care. It might be easier for me because my heart is dead lol. So I am indifferent. But to be clear shyness can be overcome.
    2 points
  7. I think this comes from soon after the 'revolution'. I think I remember in its longer version, you see someone -probably a MP- being interrupted vehemently in his speech by a group shouting 'time for salat' to which he replied 'I combined my prayers before coming here since it is allowed, you also could have done so', and he was booed afterwards. I suppose this scholar intervened to prove him right and restore quietness in the majlis.
    2 points
  8. Ashvazdanghe

    Mother's Day

    Salam in Iran the birthday of lady Fatima (sa) is both of Mother & woman day which our gifts can be anything from luxury stuff to doing homeworks by father & children
    2 points
  9. That book speaks about wahdat al-wujud. He doesn't hide his views, he makes them apparent. I like some of his works, although I did read a weird section about some fire beings that live on the sun lol. Perhaps I just missed the context, but it left me scratching my head. The author doesn't belong to a tariqa, but he takes great influence from ibn arabi (Radiallahu anhu) and other Sufis. He believes La illaha illallah is negation of any existence/deity EXCEPT ALLAH. So Allah is the only true reality.
    2 points
  10. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02585-6 The largest study1 to date on the genetic basis of sexuality has revealed five spots on the human genome that are linked to same-sex sexual behaviour — but none of the markers are reliable enough to predict someone’s sexuality. The findings, which are published on 29 August in Science and based on the genomes of nearly 500,000 people, shore up the results of earlier, smaller studies and confirm the suspicions of many scientists: while sexual preferences have a genetic component, no single gene has a large effect on sexual behaviours. “There is no ‘gay gene’,” says lead study author Andrea Ganna, a geneticist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I posted this 1. Because it is a large scale study conducted by a reputable group of scientist that are broadly accepted. It is not the first study to come to this conclusion, but the largest so far 2. There is so much talk, on this site and elsewhere, that being gay is 'biologically or genetically determined at birth', like eye color, skin color, or biological sex. Again, I will repeat, there is NO credible, scientific evidence to support this conclusion, and plenty of scientific evidence, this study being the biggest and largest, to support the opposite conclusion. There are other studies, studies on monozygotic (identical twins), where one twin has same sex attraction and the other doesn't. If same sex attraction was biologically determined, you would expect that monozygotic identical twins, who have identical dna, would be homogenous in their same sex attraction. That isn't the case at all. Here is one recent article on the subject. https://kinseyinstitute.org/news-events/news/2019-07-26-twins-sexual-orientation.php There are some small issues with this study, which those who believe being gay is biologically determined, will run with and banter about as 'support' for their position. Problems with a single study are not evidence for the opposite conclusion, they are only an indicator that more data is needed to form a more solid conclusion. If all the evidence points in one direction, and none, except non scientific anecdotal evidence, points in the other direction, the conclusion is clear. People can still make statements, but should qualify those statements with, this is my opinion, I have no solid, scientific evidence for this. That is called being honest.
    1 point
  11. I have a girlfriend,and when we started getting into a relationship we used to touch and hold each other,until one day I felt really weird and like I knew it was a sin but my heart was not at ease,we repented from it months ago and we stopped touching or holding each other,the most we do is shake hands when we meet,Now we plan to marry in’shaa’Allah in the future and until then we want to keep everything halal between both of us,when we hang out we don’t hang out by ourselves cause we know it will lead to a sin so we always go out with friends andd we read Qur'an together and try to get more knowledge and help each other,she helps me when im doing something wrong and she even reminds me to pray when I forget and stuff,anyways if I could I would marry her right now but unfortunately its not possible in this modern age cause I should finish my studies and get a job first,Now until then we will do everything we can to keep our relationship halal,our parents know about us as well that we hangout and stuff but what other things do you we shoukd avoid to not make this relationship haram?its been bothering me for a while.
    1 point
  12. Agreed. Talk to him more and get a better understanding of who he is, and if you don't want to get married don't worry about the whole "my parents won't help me find anyone else". No marriage is better than a bad one, and even still just because your parents won't help doesn't mean you won't find someone. Other people can help you look and inshallah you'll find someone you like
    1 point
  13. There is a Hadith on the lines that if a man is having intimacy with his wife and during this he fantasizes another woman, then he has done a grave sin (something like that). This means we are responsible for our thoughts. Likewise, if a man is unmarried and he imagines being intimate with a woman, can we say that this is a good thing and completely natural and a blessing ? Really, I don't think so. Men (both married and unmarried) should distance themselves from women to such a level that they don't even hear their voices. Imam Ali (عليه السلام) avoided talking to young women for this reason because he feared that their voice will ignite wrong sensations in him. I think following in his footsteps, men have to stay away from women, or atleast lower their gaze so much that they never have to end up fantasizing about non-mehrum women. I heard some of our marjas are at such level that they don't even recognize the face of any women apart from their own relatives. Of course Allah forgives our sins, but at least one should be aware of what is right and what is highly disliked.
    1 point
  14. How well do you know him? You could at least arrange to talk with him, maybe clear up some of your concerns or maybe solidify your impulse to reject, but at least you'll have enough information to decide confidently. If you really don't find him suitable, it's definitely better to live a life alone than to live a life in a bad marriage. (I speak from experience.) But hopefully your parents will not prevent your marriage to someone suitable out of spite.
    1 point
  15. As for its appeal, how do you explain Gen Z and Millennials' "gay boom"? Up to 20% of Gen Z is misguided about gender and/or orientations. Granted its not a particularly bright generation but I wouldn't mind explanations or theories. (Few of which I have already posted in previous posts)
    1 point
  16. Ali_Hussain

    Sheikh Yasser Awdeh?

    You obviously don't have a clue what you are talking about, he obviously believes in taqlid and has stated so many times. As for his view on WF, he isn't alone in holding such a view.
    1 point
  17. Salam. I just saw a video of a sunni scholar talking about combining prayers. He is just quoting a hadith though. But I wonder who he is and what parliamentary he is speaking in. https://ansarclip.ir/movie/3052 Could you tell me? Thanks. p.s. I am guessing someone wanted a break so he can pray but the scholar mentioned this hadith. It is interesting though, when they should encourage common people to combine prayers if necessary, but they should not do it themselves. They are doing the opposite.
    1 point
  18. Sura 24 - Ayat 33 وَلْيَسْتَعْفِفِ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يَجِدُونَ نِكَاحًا حَتَّىٰ يُغْنِيَهُمُ ٱللَّهُ مِن فَضْلِهِۦ‌ۗ وَٱلَّذِينَ يَبْتَغُونَ ٱلْكِتَـٰبَ مِمَّا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَـٰنُكُمْ فَكَاتِبُوهُمْ إِنْ عَلِمْتُمْ فِيهِمْ خَيْرًا‌ۖ وَءَاتُوهُم مِّن مَّالِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلَّذِىٓ ءَاتَـٰكُمْ‌ۚ وَلَا تُكْرِهُواْ فَتَيَـٰتِكُمْ عَلَى ٱلْبِغَآءِ إِنْ أَرَدْنَ تَحَصُّنًا لِّتَبْتَغُواْ عَرَضَ ٱلْحَيَوٲةِ ٱلدُّنْيَا‌ۚ وَمَن يُكْرِههُّنَّ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ مِنۢ بَعْدِ إِكْرَٲهِهِنَّ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ "And let those who find not the financial means for marriage keep themselves chaste, until Allah enriches them of His Bounty....." I believe Quran is very clear on this matter. There will always be people who are unable to get married because they have searched but have not found any partner or they have no means financially to get married. To get married, a person must have some finances. If he does not have those finances then Islam doesn't force marriage upon them - when for instance they are homeless or cannot even feed their own sleeves because of extreme poverty. Instead, they are advised to remain patient. So we cannot say that everyone who is delaying marriage because of financial reasons is going against Islam. Of course some people want to make degrees and complete education which may be a wrong excuse. But we can't apply a blanket statement that everyone must get married regardless of how poor they are. If they are extremely poor or in unusual situations like serving a life sentence in prison or being marooned on a deserted Island, then they have to be patient and not make their situation any excuse to sin. I'm completely in favour of early marriages but I think that people in unusual situations should be given hope that self-control is not a temporary solution for them and they have to remain patient as Quran has advised for as long as their difficult situations so demand. They should not feel that just because they can't get married early (for instance being in prison) so that will give them a right to sin at any point.
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  19. Some of them who were left behind were even left due to many reasons. For example, Ibn Ziyad kept a strict eye on every supporter of Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) and was making sure that no one appears for the help of Imam (عليه السلام). People were there who were willingto join Imam (عليه السلام) but were unable to do so. Also, there were those who went but were too late and ashura happened. Some were thrown into prison like Hazrat Mukhtar (رضي الله عنه) and some were killed hanged on the trees like Mesum Tammar (رضي الله عنه). Some were a bit scared. So, they all satisfied themselves by Tawwaboon movement and by joining Hazrat Mukhtar (رضي الله عنه). I don't think responsibility should be on these people I mentioned. In Mecca and in Medina from where Imam (عليه السلام) started his journey. Great companions like Abdullah ibn Abbas (رضي الله عنه), Abdullah ibn Umar, Ibn Zubayr, Zayd ibn al Arqam etc. They all were unable to join though, Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) started his journey from Mecca and Medina. In Kufa, the one who invited Imam Husayn (عليه السلام) was Sulayman ibn Surd. I agree that we should learn from all of them so that we don't repeat it. But all this blame game that 'Shias killed Imam Husayn (AS)' or 'Shias left him alone' or 'Shias betrayed him' is incorrect. In a similar tone and by the same logic all the companions of Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and even some of Banu Hashim can be accused for the same thing. But is it right? And the leader of the uprising in Kufa was Sulayman ibn Surd (رضي الله عنه), a companion. He was also a shia of Imam Ali (عليه السلام). But the 'advocates of sahaba' should stay careful while making such accusations on Shias. This is an extremely baseless argument. Hazrat Muhammad Hanifiyyah adviced against going Karbala. Every person did that. That doesn't justify your blame against them. Hz Muhammad Hanifiyyah was unable to go to Karbala because his leg was paralyzed. He was handicapped and it is well known. Secondly, there were womenfolks left in Medina. This was a journey, not migration. So, a man was needed to stay in Medina to take care of Women and children left behind. You can simply verify this by seeing thr case of Hazrat Abdullah ibn Jafar. He also adviced against going to Karbala but he himself brought Hazrat Aun and Hazrat Muhammad on a landmark so that they both can join in Karbala.
    1 point
  20. A man came to the Prophet (s) and complained of his inability to get married. The Prophet (s) did not say that he was going against Islam and Quran by staying unmarried. Rather, he advised him to fast. I believe this shows that the Prophet (s) acknowledged that he had a valid inability and a genuine reason for being unmarried. I think it is wrong and maybe insensitive to say that everyone who is unmarried is going against Islam and Quran because people can be in very difficult, sometimes extreme situations where their marriage is beyond their own reach. It is not their own fault that they are unmarried, but the fault of the society and the circumstances...and sometimes it can be a divine test of sexual patience. Allah tested different Prophets and Imams to see how patient they could remain in the face of prolonged inability to get married. If someone has to face such tests in today's world, we should not discourage him by saying that self-control can only be temporary or he is going against Islam or without marriage sexual sins are unavoidable. Rather, they should be given hope that Allah has considered them worthy of being tested for sexual patience and they can remain chaste for as long as necessary with Allah's help. Even the Quran says that those who do not find means to get married should remain patient. These words of Allah are a proof that there will always be some people in this world who will fall in the category where they have no means to get married. Here I'm not talking about people who have lame and illogical reasons to stay unmarried (some people are like that). But the issue is about people who have genuine and Islamically recognized reasons for their inability to marry.
    1 point
  21. notme

    Mother's Day

    Salam alaikum brothers and sisters I wish a blessed Mother's Day to all who are observing it today, but don't forget to appreciate your mother every day. Here is a history of the formal holiday in the United States: https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/mothers-day For most of us, nothing we can do will ever be enough to repay mother's sacrifices and struggles, but for most mothers, it is enough to know they are loved and appreciated. What can you do today to let your mom know that you love her? What are some usual mother gifts in your culture?
    1 point
  22. Yes if he finds a good wife he should get married and have faith that Allah will make things work for him. If someone finds a good wife why should they reject her for financial reasons or living in a room with other men. The right thing to do is marry her and have faith Allah will set things right. Ya in extreme situations you have to be patient. What I am against those is people suggesting youth should not get married for financial reasons or other reasons like that. In the prison example I can't really have contact with any women so there is no way marriage can be an option in such a prison. But if a person meets a girl and she is a good believer and she likes him too then nothing should stop them at least non religious excuses like money and living situation.
    1 point
  23. No one here proved there was a difference between "shia Khas" and "shia Am" in ahlul kufa. The reality is the majority of Ahlul Kufa were "Shia" and did not like Uthman and preffered Ali (عليه السلام) and these were the same people that went back on their letters of invitation and helped kill Imam Hussayn (عليه السلام) The rest did not help Imam Hussayn (عليه السلام) for different reasons. This is why they are all called Tawabeen. "Repenters" why? because they are repenting for not helping Imam Hussayn (عليه السلام) when they knew they should have. I dare anyone here to go to those tawabeen and prove they were all "Shia Am" whatever that means. In fact I make that same challenge for all the Ahlul Kufa there at karbala. The reality is there were "shia" or so called "Shia" that killed Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) along with the supporters of Yazeed (la) who were not "Shia". This is why Ashura is a tragedy. Either the "shia" were with Yazeed (LA) or they abandoned Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) the other Shia who were few were killed, arrested or actually stood by Imam Hussayn (عليه السلام) and became martyrs. Even then among those martyrs you have Zuhayr ibn al Qayn (رضي الله عنه) who was considered a Shia of Uthman and he was a martyr of karbala.
    1 point
  24. From Irshad Al Quloob: Books Author is الشيخ الحسن بن أبي الحسن محمد الديلمي And he mentions no chain or sources upto Harun Bin Saed who is a companion of Imam Ali (عليه السلام). Therefore this narration has no significance. And i think all other narrations are just like that.
    1 point
  25. Diaz

    Ate/Eating/Will Eat?

    Yesterday we had stuffed grape leaves, I had it for iftar and suhoor. Today for iftar I had fried kofta with rice and fries, for suhoor I had leftover stuffed grape leaves and little bit of fried egg.
    1 point
  26. Maisam Haider

    Mut’ah with a

    Actually I think many young men are those for whom any type of marriage, either permanent or temporary, is not possible. In fact, temporary marriage which is supposed to be a solution when permanent marriage is not possible, is itself often even more difficult to perform than permanent marriage. The main issue that unmarried people have to face is how to follow Islamic rules which demand that they must remain completely celibate, however long it may take to get married or do mutah. For example if a man has to wait for 10-15 years before his nikah (or mutah) becomes possible, then during this time, he is expected and required to remain completely celibate and will not be allowed any sin at all, thereby indicating that it is possible to do so. Otherwise if complete celibacy had been impossible before a very delayed marriage, then sinning would have been allowed in such cases. I think unmarried people should not believe that just because they have no halal sexual outlets, they have to sin. They should instead feel that because sexual sins are not allowed even if someone is to remain unmarried for decades, then it must be possible and doable to suppress the sexual desire for so long. This thought process will give them hope and ambition to stay celibate until marriage. Otherwise, telling them that the only solution is marriage is only going to make them feel that they are justified in their sins if marriage gets delayed for long periods. In summary, I think the hope of chastity, the hope of suppressing the desire to the lowest level, the hope of celibacy before marriage, the hope of a sin-free unmarried life should be the driving force for those who will have to stay unmarried for years. One should believe this is possible because this is what is obligatory for unmarried people. Even very genuine reasons for delay in marriage are not valid excuses or justifiable leeways for any sin.
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  27. ngl i agree. I used to play videogames all day but i eventually grew out of it but its very unhealthy now that i think back. Islam and sports became my hobbies and slowly left videogames. I also tell my brother to get off his pc now. I know he started playing because of me and he looks up to me so im trying to be a good example. Inshallah he realises that i now no longer spend all my time in a virtual world and stops aswell.
    1 point
  28. so you are citing an attack on hazara shias in afghanistan as an argument against abu hadi who is shia? Ah yeah afghanistan another broken nation because of foreign intervention from countries like good america The persecution of hazaras in afghanistan isnt based on religion either. Sectarian difference just fueled it after it began.
    1 point
  29. Zainuu

    Palestine NEW

    Iran is not a 'muslim'. Iran is a country. One more thing is that a lot of things happen internally but it is just that they are not communicated publicly. Reactions come but it takes some time for things to happen. Before taking any action everything has to be planned and calculated so that if a step is taken then it bears results. Saying that, "fear of death should not be a thing" is not right. What if death comes but nothing is achieved? What if the matter becomes even worse?
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  30. What you define as success and what I define as success are two different things. The fact that the US / UK / EU, etc have huge militaries that they can use to bully other countries into submitting to their will is not success, in my definition. It is failure. The fact that the US controls the economies of the world thru the petro dollar scheme and the SWIFT system is not success in my definition. Success in my definition is living in a society where noone is hungry, noone is homeless, noones rights are violated because of the color of their skin or where they live or their economic status. A society where noone is 'above the law' and injustice is rare. A society where noone is 'left out' or made to feel abandoned or worthless because of the above. A society where everyone, regardless of the zip code where they grew up has an equal chance of making a good living and supporting their family with dignified work. American society is far, far from that, and I'm not sure it is even moving in that direction, currently.
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  31. Salam. Brother we're not here to amuse ourselves and fill time with fun, this life is the only opportunity you will have to work so you can reap the benefits on Judgement Day. As a young man you should occupy yourself with a lifelong mission, a cause that you particularly empathize with. It could be charity, it could be serving your 12th Imam, it could be teaching, fighting injustice, etc. There is something that only you can/will do. There are men who dedicate themselves to growing entire forests, there is a doctor who works in a poor area for free, there is a man who spends his time filling potholes, one who takes care of animals in a sanctuary, etc. Though I don't say that to knock on the average Shia, they dedicate themselves to their families and communities and that is just as noble if not more. Maybe you should take a step back and think about what cause you want to serve. Sometimes Allah closes doors around us so we can be led to a specific location.
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  32. Hi , The main problem is corruption of officials & forming black market with their indirect support which most of medications & vitamins went to black market instead of people's hand which same as this we had blackmarket for alcohol & face mask at start of covid outbreak in Iran but by fighting with it we can overcome the black market of sanitizers & face mask which I think black market is much worse in Indian medicine market due to existance of blood black market in size of Mafia in India which even It's showed in some bollywood movie as propaganda of Indian government for fighting with Mafia blood black market in India.
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  33. I definitely believe that many health problems are exacerbated by bad nutrition. I take a multiVitamin every day, and always buy more before I run out of them. I take Vitamin B12 once a week for stress relief, because it is too expensive to take daily. I used to take 1000 mg of Vitamin C, but about two years ago I reduced it to 500 mg daily. I took Vitamin D3 once a week, but my doctor told me to take it daily. When I buy Zinc tablets, I have taken 10, 15, or 50 mg a day to ward off illness, whatever size I can find. I am also a firm believer in the health benefits of herbs and spices. I add small amounts (1/4 teaspoon) of these to my soup: chopped dried dill weed, chopped dried chives, chopped dried green and white onions, chopped dried parsley, minced garlic, black cumin seeds (Nigella Sativa), ground black pepper, ground ginger powder, ground brown cumin powder, ground turmeric powder, ground cinnamon powder, dried oregano leaves, etc. I also prefer to eat fresh spinach or lettuce (30 - 80 grams a serving) if I can find it or shredded broccoli in a small amount (30 grams). You can keep shredded broccoli in the freezer and pull out as much as you need.
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  34. Absolutely agree with this. It would be better for you to try and find someone within the community. I'm reminded of this ayah; "And a believing slave woman is better than a polytheist, even though she might please you." 2:221
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  35. Brother if you scan your surroundings there will be better women also looking for a relationship. The connection you will develop with such a woman will be real, lasting and very great compared to your desire for quick gratification and relief. It will give you deeper involvement and enjoyment in life. It will feed your soul.
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  36. From the beginning to the end revelation you took from the Prophet’s tongue as he’d recite, and with the words of guiding light, from the book preserved of corrupting hands and malevolent lies - its personification you did become. Striking the heart with your words, so wise, not a mountain could withstand the eloquence which shakes even its subducting plates. To this day not much has changed, save the few who like yesterday stood with you in troubles way. Once again the sword will extend and with the poison of hypocrisy that the blood of those who claim your love carry; they’ll strike again, straight to the head, nothing but sincere lamentation they’ll say, as they widen the wound and forsake the deeds that took Ali to the highest peaks. ‘‘I have won by the Lord of the Sacred House’’ for the book of guidance I did not leave, ahead its mark I did not march. Tragedy amidst tragedy, they’ll cry and wail and surely say: Our traditions we will always keep! from who and where did these traditions come? Let us flip the books, one by one, ahead of them place the book of He whose words all others are surely shunned. Tell me self righteous one, do your deeds accomplish the same as a trickling tear that moves the heart, like Jacob to his sons? I don’t seem to see how they’d equate, or the strike of he who broke his teeth, do we follow anyone blinded by love? Let us not seek to be like those who carried the sword of the wicked one, Ali is gone, but his name remains - deep within our heads, let's strike away! This surely can’t be the honorable way, so many superstitions you could choose instead to chop and end. Ibn Muljam, don’t become. Let’s follow the example of he who said, I have won not by the strike of a poisoned sword, but by the life I led, guided by the words of a benevolent Lord.
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  37. Its funny how the others invent weak new attacks with no logic whatsoever. And so sad that the common people clutch at such straws to hold on. "You have taken the method of verifying hadith from us!" Is it such an arcane wisdom that a person should be prudent, trust only the ones who are trustworthy, and verify a news they hear before believing in it? Did the whole humanity take that common sense from you? Or did you think there is rocket science in ilm ur rijal? Our hadith science, btw, has more to it than just ilm ur rijaal, and that one tool is not a standalone deciding factor for us. There is matn or content. There is context. There is the instruction of comparison to Quran. In the beginning there were 2 kind of Shia, the Shia of Ali and the Shia of Muawiya. We have been with the ahl ul bayt all along. You guys became Jabriyya, Qadriyya, Mutazilli, etc before inventing the Ahl ul Sunnah wa al-Jama'ah (People of the Sunnah (of the Prophet) and the (way of) the Jamaat (of 3 caliphs (to take their innovations too (Prophet alone was not enough for you))). Read some history for your own sake. You read nothing and have gambled and gambling is haram.
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  38. Just wanted to add here that this idea that he didn't fight doesn't seem to have any real basis in early historical accounts. So it's not exactly a strong argument to begin with (even though you have anyway addressed it in your post).
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  39. Not sure I've never really read about him much unless it's was direct interactions with Prophet Muhammad or Imam Ali. Did a quick Google search and found nothing regarding battles he participated in.
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  40. I have no problem with other people wanted to say on the methods of holding to Qur'an and Ahlulbayt. They want to follow traditional ways...that is ok. As long as they are guided to the path to serve Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). While I in was in the US as a student, i woke up one day and they was a writing on my forearm...in Arabic (Believe in Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and follow the path). 20 yrs later, i came to know that it was actually a hadith from Fatima Zahra (عليه السلام). I even went to Qom to study religion (early 80s), but the admistrator for madrasah hujjatiah advised me to continue study in the US. While in the US, i was close to Persian and Lebanese speaking groups (pro Imam Khomeini and Hezbollah ) to understand Quran and Ahlulbayt. We would sit in discussion group and sometimes, the learning sessions lasted for more than 10 hours. These were on for years. At the same time, attended rallies and burned US and Israeli flags. We were very much anti Saudi Wahabbi since 1980. And the same time finished my studies. There were many experiences that i went through my life that make me believe Ahlulbayt are accessible. How many times during critical situations, i was helped... Witnessing these events firmed my belief. I don't promote my approach to others, rather i would say follow the traditional ways that many prominent Ulamas (or Marjas) have shown. There are many secrets in Islam from Ahlulbayts, some of these secrets may be shared to individuals (by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) Will) to increase the person's belief to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). If a person can understand and feel how Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) and his army made the sujud to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) during afternoon prayer in the field of Karbala while facing enemy and death...then he will understand what prayer is. He will understand how much " zulum to nafsi" he has done and how much repentance he need to do. That requires tawassul and syafaat.
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  41. I once spoke to one who originally descended from Syria (not sure which branch). They are permitted to drink alcohol; the women wear exposing clothes as if it is acceptable, they believe in reincarnation and they hold the opinion that Allah lives within them. Also, not stereotyping, but the men often have multiple wives too. They have great reverence for Imam Ali but are often named Abu Bakr, Umar and Osman. They seem to be quite a close knit and private community who don't reveal much about their religious views. I'll let you draw your own conclusions.
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  42. You can also answer them to read the maghtal when imam Hussain a.s talked with them and called them: فَصَاحَ‏ وَیْلَکُمْ یَا شِیعَةَ آلِ أَبِی سُفْیَانَ إِنْ لَمْ یَکُنْ لَکُمْ دِینٌ وَ کُنْتُمْ لَا تَخَافُونَ الْمَعَادَ فَکُونُوا أَحْرَاراً فِی دُنْیَاکُمْ That was shia of Aba Sufian And this is shia of imam Hussain a.s یا قوم قد قتلتم شیعتی و أهل بیتی، و قد بقی هذا الطفل یتلظّى عطشا، فاسقوه شربة من الماء Damn Wahhabies, Salafies.
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  43. For Sunnis, Mawla = Friend. Every Sunni scholar gives the same answer. Funny how the word "Mawla" usually refers to a Master but when it comes to this narration, it quickly turns to a friend. So, your perspective comes from your own Sunnis books? The same ones which contradict themselves on the same matter? The same ones you consider to be Sahih? The website you shared, is one of those same websites which try to portray how much they love something more than anyone else, so everyone should just keep their eyes on it & believe nothing else. Funny how you started with "As Understood by Ahlelbayt, Sahaba & Ahlus-Sunnah"
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  44. when did i make that claim ? i was pointing out the inaccuracies of his statements just like you crticize Al-Asi even though you might not be close to his knowledge or experience so modern day academic methods are the ultimate test of veracity of sources ? would you be willing to test your aqeedahs according to the theories based on decades of research done by likes of Madelung, Kohlberg, Donner, Poonawalla etc or would you take Nakhswani's word against theirs ? or Martin hinds for that matter !
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  45. i refered to hinds work so you could have a start but i dont completely rely on it for myself , can you name the PRIMARY sources of islamic history ? esp pertaining to uthmans opponents the topic at hand thats not unique most PHD thesis incorporate that no matter what field you are in,i will be interested in his conclusions about important events rather than details of methodology since there is nothing "new " here, these sources have been debated upon by generations of scholars
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  46. his thesis is debunking the fanciful picture that aisha bewley has painted of muawiyah, as easy as shooting fish in a barrel. being a historian or religious scholar is not my profession, I have my own and Alhumdillah I perform in it very well.My beef with guys like nakhswani is that they knowingly hide the truth and twist the facts to suit their sectarian agenda, in this lecture he is trying to say as if no supporters of ali were involved in the uprising and revolt/killing of uthman.Thats simply not true any objective historian will tell u read the "murder of the caliph uthman" by Martin Hinds for starters( and he quotes exclusively muslim and mostly pro-shiite sources in it )if u want primary sources did up what Baladhuri , waqidi, abu mikhanaf and others have said about it.More original sources like manuscripts are beyond my reach they are mostly in museaums.But a lot of that is not incorporated in traditional curriculam either whether university or otherwise.Many original works of historians are LOST anyway e.g abu mikhnaf, ibn kalbi , waqidid their primary works are mostly lost
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  47. ^ refer to post #25 for refs see biography of ibn abihudhayfa/ibnhamiq/ in Usdul Ghaba and Al-Isaba and events around murder of uthman and its participants listed in Tabari, muhammad b abibakrs role is wellknown in it for shurayah b hanis loyalty to ali see the events around arbitration at siffin in Tabari or Minqari waqat sifffin He mentions Abul Hasan Mazani as killer of uthman,its true but I wasnt able to locate any of his participation in the later civil war but Rifa'a b Rifea Zuraqi another Badri is one of those who assaulted the house of ibn affan and he is listed in all his biographies as a participant in all wars of ali on his side should we begin to name the opponents of uthman who were in ali's army
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  48. there were many opponents of uthman so can we assume all of them were "shia of ali" ? the quotes u have given only prove that those who killed hussain were uthmani and those who were with hussian didnt have a good opinion of uthman this was exactly the difference between shia of ali and shia of uthman who were participants of the first civil war
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  49. ^ these are names of the people who were loyal to hussain b ali thats not my question, the question is what is the proof that these people held the same beleifs as 12er imamis of today
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  50. like who ? can u name some and what evidence is there that their beliefs were different
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