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  1. nosytv

    I need help.

    As'Salaam Alaiykum, I'm new here and this is my first post. I don't know why I'm sharing this here, but I've come to a point where now I just feel helpless. I don't know what to do or how to ask for help. I've tried to seek for help as well, but no one seems to understand and I have a very hard time talking about my feelings, what bothers me, and what it is that I actually want. I want to say that my mental issues started when I was very young. Seeing certain things, experiencing certain traumas forced me to grow up much quicker and take on responsibilities from a much younger age. I've just always been very quiet, soft spoken, and reserved everywhere. Alhamdulilah as a kid I was always bright in school and did quite well. Up until college. I've been failing my classes a lot more. It's become hard to focus on anything at all. I also have no friends or a social life at all. I'm quite ugly and I feel very self conscious about my looks. When I was in high school I saw a lot of my friends (including Shias) become different people and doing things that I did not want to be involved in so I ended up leaving them. After that I never really found any friends, not even in college, or anywhere around me. I've become more and more isolated from everyone. I'm depressed and sometimes I have horrible suicidal thoughts too. I pray, I do all my wajibats, but this feeling has never left my chest. I feel like a complete loser. I'm not anywhere near where I should be, my university is going horrible, I feel like a complete loner, and I also don't think that I'll ever get married with how I look. And I know better. I only seem to be falling more and more deeper into this pit. And I'm only sharing this here on this platform because I have no friends, or anyone to talk to at all.
    5 points
  2. Sumerian

    Hijab

    The clothes she wears must not be of the type that would gain attention and attraction because of its beauty, and that is based on the customs of the environment she is in. For example, if she lives in a village where it isn't the norm to wear, say pink or purple, because every woman out there is wearing a black abaya, and therefore she stands out and gains attention, that can be problematic. So yes, according to customs, material and colour matter too. Just wanted to point that out to the sister.
    4 points
  3. The reasoning why some ulama said the third shahadah is mustahab is because affirming Imam Ali's (عليه السلام) wilayah as a general rule is mustahab, and there isn't any explicit rule against saying recommended things that are not in the Adhan or Iqama while reciting the Adhan or Iqama, as long as one does not intend it to be part of it. You can compare this to saying salawat (as a general rule) after mentioning the Prophet's name in Adhan or Iqama, wherein the salawaat is not part of the recitation but is mustahab to say, even while reciting the Adhan or Iqama. And likewise affirming Imam Ali's (عليه السلام) wilayah is not part of the Adhan or Iqama, but is mustahab to say as a general rule after mentioning the Shahadatayn.
    3 points
  4. It just sounds to me like this guy had some wrong information about Islam. When I get in these situations, I try to clear up as much of this wrong information as I can. If the person isn't willing to listen, I just end the conversation. At the same time, you can't really blame people for having all this wrong information. Unless you are a muslim and listen to Islamic programs, the vast majority of the information out there in the general media about Islam is either wrong (out of ignorance of the creators of the content) or a deliberate smear campaign against Islam that is sponsored by the enemies of Islam. So this is what they are exposed to. I don't think South America is much different than North America, as far as this goes. I have said this before, and I'll say it again here. I think the greatest opportunity for Islam to spread to new places is in South America / Hispanic population. There are two main reason for this. First, Hispanic people already have 'remnants' of Islam via Spanish cultural influences that came to them by the fact that Muslims were in Spain for more than 600 years. Spain was the only European country that had, at one point, a very large Muslim population. Things like placing a high value on family, and religion being a central part of the lives of most people. This is something that doesn't exist or doesn't exist as much in places like the US. Second, I have found people of Hispanic origins to be, in general, less arrogant than other groups of people. Arrogance is the main thing that blocks someone from finding the truth. The less arrogant a person is, the more likely they will be guided to the Haqq, the religion of truth, which is Islam. I am not saying there are no arrogant people in this group, but it is less than most other groups. If you look at the statistics on this, also, you will find that the greatest number of reverts in North America (I haven't seen much information about South America on this) is amoung the Hispanic population. So the point is that when you or your brother is confronted with ignorance about Islam, see this as an opportunity rather than an attack.
    3 points
  5. Non-Muslims are also tested by God. That interaction was one of their tests on the state of their hearts, and the ability to show decency. And you were tested too with your patience and how you react.
    3 points
  6. We are all momineen and buddies who care for each other for the sake of Allah, trying to help each other be successful on the Day nothing else will matter. We help each other up and out of problems. We use what the holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) left for us, the Thaqalayn, for guidance. We are not emotion driven rather logic driven. Umar was emotional. Its not our way brother.
    3 points
  7. ...What do you do ? I personally engage in discussions with them : the Bible, the history of their sect born in NYC, invite them to read Quran.
    2 points
  8. Abu Hadi

    I need help.

    I just want to say that I have children, three boys who are now teenagers. I would never think of saying something like that to them, 'Your ugly' or 'Your stupid', etc. I know the profound negative effect that has especially coming from a parent. The fact that you still believe in Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h) and Wilayat of Ahl Al Bayt((عليه السلام)) and do the wajibat is the greatest gift that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) could ever give to anyone. You have that gift, the other things are very trivial compared to that. So, please, please don't ever think about suicide. Suicide is basically like telling Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), 'I know you told me that you are Rahman, Ar Rahmin, and that you will support the mumineen, etc, but I don't believe you'. So suicide is kufr, because Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has said that He(s.w.a) will never place a burden on a soul greater than it can bear. If you closely examine the life of almost anyone, including myself, you will see that everyone has trials and things that they go thru which push them to the edge. It might not be the same ones you go thru, but everyone goes thru them. Muslims and non muslims. The difference between Muslims and Non Muslims is that Non Muslims only see trials as a harm, a bad, pointless thing that they try to avoid at all costs, even if that means being cruel or unjust to others or even insulting or disbelieving in God(s.w.a). Muslims see these things for what they are, a test from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) to see who is grateful and who is ungrateful, who believes in Him(s.w.a) and obeys Him(s.w.a) even in the difficult circumstances and the difficult times. A Muslim and a Momin knows that these trials are a mechanism Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) uses in order to distinguish the Momin and Momina and raise them by ranks, spiritually, and finally place them in Paradise, eternally. So there is a point to it. That is the difference. If you have gotten into your head that you are ugly, there are ways to mitigate that. Like others have said, if you eat right, exercise, take care of your skin, bath on a regular basis, use whatever things you have that are part of the halal to make yourself look presentable to the public, that will go a long way in alleviating this sense you have of being ugly. You may not become a super model, but at least you will get to a point where your judgement of your appearance doesn't hinder you from success, in this world and the next. It is true that most people, just because they are a certain ethnicity or come from a certain country or their parents do, does not mean that they will be on Haqq. Every individual person, at some point in their life, makes their own decision about this, separate from their parents and their community, and their life unfolds as a result of this choice. For most people. they make this choice in their early to mid 20. Wherever you are, you can find people who have made the choice to stay on Haqq. You just have to look for them. Start going to Islamic activities, on campus and off campus. Try to attend the Friday Prayer. Ask a masjid near you if you can volunteer. You might meet a few friends that way. You don't need alot of friends, infact I have found that having a lot of friends is more of a chore than anything else. You just need a few good ones, even one good one will change your life in a positive way. There are two things which no human being can live without. A human being cannot live without love, and without hope. If you have at least one person that you love and who loves you, and a hope that things will get better in the future, then you have everything. These things are more valuable than money, looks, or a degree. You might see someone who is beautiful, they might even be on the cover of a magazine. Many of those people smile in front of the camera, and behind the camera they live miserable lives, having noone that they can trust, and noone that they believe truly loves them, beside those people who just use them for their own selfish purposes. So try to find at least one friend, and hold onto your hope and your Iman, these will get you thru alot of things. Salam. With Duas.
    2 points
  9. Sura 12 - Ayat 100 وَرَفَعَ أَبَوَيْهِ عَلَى ٱلْعَرْشِ وَخَرُّواْ لَهُۥ سُجَّدًا‌ۖ وَقَالَ يَـٰٓأَبَتِ هَـٰذَا تَأْوِيلُ رُءْيَـٰىَ مِن قَبْلُ قَدْ جَعَلَهَا رَبِّى حَقًّا‌ۖ وَقَدْ أَحْسَنَ بِىٓ إِذْ أَخْرَجَنِى مِنَ ٱلسِّجْنِ وَجَآءَ بِكُم مِّنَ ٱلْبَدْوِ مِنۢ بَعْدِ أَن نَّزَغَ ٱلشَّيْطَـٰنُ بَيْنِى وَبَيْنَ إِخْوَتِىٓ‌ۚ إِنَّ رَبِّى لَطِيفٌ لِّمَا يَشَآءُ‌ۚ إِنَّهُۥ هُوَ ٱلْعَلِيمُ ٱلْحَكِيمُ And he seated his parents on the throne, and they all prostrated before him; and Yusuf said, “O my father! This is the interpretation of my former dream; my Lord has made it true; and indeed He has bestowed favour upon me, when He brought me out of prison and brought you all from the village, after Satan had created a resentment between me and my brothers; indeed my Lord may make easy whatever He wills; undoubtedly He is the All Knowing, the Wise."
    2 points
  10. Salaam, Yesterday, my brother was playing World of Warcraft, a huge and famous multiplayer videogame where you basically create a character and have missions and adventures in a world. While he was playing, he encountered another player who turned out to be Brazilian (fyi we are Paraguayan, so pretty close). The man decided to invite him in Discord (a platform like Skype where you can talk with other people, specially gamers), and naturally my brother accepted. By accepting the request, my brother entered a chat with an Uruguayan man and other 3-4 people that were mostly Brazilians (the Uruguayan was living in the border between the two countries, so he knew Portuguese very well). My brother decided not to talk using his voice, only by writing. So they continued playing together for a while, no problem, everything was chill. However, since my brother was only communicating by writing, and in Portuguese (our Portuguese is not 100% perfect, I guess you know Spanish and Potuguese are almost identical, but still), these people were curious and asked my brother how he knew Portuguese. He told them he was living in Paraguay, and that he learned some Portuguese here and there over the years. They were impressed, and they asked him what other languages he knew. He told them Spanish (obviously), then English. He also told them he knew French, and they became even more impressed. When they asked him what more, he told them Arabic. At this point, the chat became dead silent. My brother immediatly realized something was wrong. The silence continued for some time, until the Uruguayan said to him jokingly : "Oh, so you know how to make bombs ?". My brother wrote :"....." to tell that he didn't like to joke. The Brazilians laughed a bit. The silence continued for a bit until the Uruguayan again spoke and asked: "Look, I know this may sound a little weird to ask, but are you religious ?". My brother told them yes. At this point, the silence became even more apparent. Finally, he asked him again :" So, are you Muslim ? Like, a practicing Muslim ?" Again, my brother told them yes. This is the part where the hate would begin. He told him: "Look, for your information, in this Discord server, we don't like and sympathize with religion, specially with the religion of Muslims". He continued ranting: "Islam is a religion that wants to kill everybody, in the name of a God that doesn't exist !" and "If right now I had a button that would kill all radical Muslims I would have pressed it !" He then proceeded to criticize religion in general, saying that religion is a tool used to controll the masses, and that he was and atheist/agnostic, and how he didn't like religion, etc... My brother simply told them that it was late for him, and that he had to leave. He immediatly left the Discord server. Sooo yeah , people can sometimes be very mean. I'm sharing with you this story not to rant or anything, this didn't affect us one bit, but I am just surprised to see hate for Islam here in South America. In all my life that I lived in this country, I have never experienced Islamophobia, South America is known to probably be the most Islamic friendly place on Earth. When you tell people you're a Muslim, they become curious, fascinated or simply don't care. I'm sure these people were probably brainwashed by the Internet and media and became very arrogant.
    2 points
  11. @Abu Hadi in addition to the points you mentioned, many South Americans still believe in God which is obviously a fundamental step. I fully agree that there is great potential for da'wah among hispanic communities.
    2 points
  12. I haven't had many encounters, but in the few cases I was approached I also felt that their dialogue was robotic, pre programmed and one directional. I am sure there are more eloquent and knowledgeable witnesses out there but the ones I came across unfortunately just seemed to be reading off a script without much conviction.
    2 points
  13. An approach to dialogue cannot be one way only, and that’s the problem with some of them. They only want to talk and preach, but not listen.
    2 points
  14. Abu Hadi

    Palestine NEW

    I am pleasantly surprised that someone like Bella Hadid came out in a demonstration in New York in opposition to Zionist policies. If someone asks 'Why did Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) create celebrities ? ', this is why. I could talk about this issue all day and all night and maybe a few people would pay attention. Someone like her, just attending a demonstration now has thousands or maybe millions of people paying attention to this issue which has been ignored for so long, and thus making it more difficult for those who want to do these unjust acts and have their actions be ignored, now it is harder for people to ignore them. Unfortunately, there are very, very few celebrities who actually do their responsibility and speak out against injustice.
    2 points
  15. 2 points
  16. Salam I wish that It was so easy but your post was funny anyway for becoming a worker in major shrines like shrine of Imam Ali (عليه السلام) or shrine of Imam Reza (عليه السلام) or shrine of Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) everyone must pass many qualification process which a foreigner has more chance to become president of Iran than becoming a worker in shrine of Imam Reza(عليه السلام) which high ranking people like IRGC commanders or officials may remain many years in queque of becoming a simple worker in his shrine Salam It depends of management of shrine for example shrine of Imam Reza(عليه السلام) is providing some type of accommodation like apartment & payment of transportation & free food for workers who have accepted from other cities of Iran than Mashhad but I have said chance of any Iranian or foreigner for becoming president of Iran is higher than becoming a simple worker in Imam Reza (عليه السلام) shrine which accptance as worker in his shrine records as greatest achievement of every shia in Iran which they will be very proud of it for several genrations if someone in their family has became a worker in his shrine .
    2 points
  17. notme

    Hijab

    If you are covered except face and hands, and your clothing is not tight to show your shape, you can wear any style of clothing that you prefer.
    2 points
  18. Nothing as such. People have greater affection for shrines and desire to serve them because it is the maqam of Allah's (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) most beloved. If you can't help at least don't try to be an obstruction to someone's sincere desire.
    2 points
  19. If you have any doubts or uncomfortable feeling about it, then avoid it. BitCoin is a type of gambling, because it is based on speculation. There are other more familiar, clearer and straight forward ways to make money that serve the community at the same time.
    1 point
  20. Buy and hold, you will see major gains and also losses. If it stresses you out to see your money drop 50%, bitcoin isnt for you. Dont put in any money that you will need in the near future. Whatever crypto you buy, plan to keep that money invested for years ideally.
    1 point
  21. They are wrong. Read the posts above. Men who get Covid-19 infection and are hospitalized and deathly ill can develop erectile dysfunction. Getting the vaccine prevents Covid-19 infection and reduces the risk of subsequent health problems.
    1 point
  22. Guys the topic is not adhan here. We have strayed from the original topic. As always, I will conclude from my side with the usual conclusion which is that we have the Qur'an and we have the teachings of the ma'soomeen. It is now up to the people whether they follow them or abandon them.
    1 point
  23. The issue is not what Imam Ali said. How to accomplish what He said. We are asked to hold on to Quran and Ahlulbayt so we don't go astray. Now define the "hold on"...this is tawassul. We are holding on for what? We are holding on them...means holding on unto Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). If holding on to them is not reaching to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)...then it is not tawassul. Now let go back to the hadith that the OP put... just take the first part...how to believe in Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and His Prophet... The "How to" is where people will differ and act based on our understanding, knowledge and experience. Imam Ali (عليه السلام) says about the tawassul: The best means by which seekers of nearness [mutawassilun] to Allah, the Glorified, the Exalted, seek nearness [tawassul], is the belief in Him and His Prophet, fighting in His cause, for it is the high pinnacle of Islam, and (to believe) in the kalimatu’l-‘ikhlas (the expression of Divine purification) for it is just nature and the establishment of prayer for it is (the basis of) community, payment of zakat (Islamic tax) for it is a compulsory obligation, fasting for the month of Ramadan for it is the shield against chastisement, the performance of hajj of the House of Allah (i. e . Ka’bah) and its ‘umrah (other than annual visit) for these two acts banish poverty and wash away sins, regard for kinship for it increases wealth and length of life, to giving alms secretly for it covers shortcomings, giving alms openly for it protects against a bad death and extending benefits (to people) for it saves from positions of disgrace.
    1 point
  24. Means you use Quran & Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) as wasilah. Agreed
    1 point
  25. Point is that Ali (عليه السلام) and his love is part of our emaan. The acceptance of his wilayah is the evidence for the acceptance of la ilaha ilAllah & Muhammadun Rasoolullah. So automatically tawassul with emaan on Allah & His Apostle includes Ali (عليه السلام). The certificate of our emaan is wilayah of Ali (عليه السلام).
    1 point
  26. I believe many know and accepted the fact that Aliyun Waliyullah is not part of Adhan. If they believe that AliyunWaliyullah is part of Adhan, it should be told to them. Islamic practices started with prescribed procedures. Basic content must be there and cannot be removed. Removal and additional to the basic content are not allowed. Once i was watching live online that the Imam at Karbala was leading the prayer. During Ruqu', he was reading "Subhanallah 3x, Subhana Rabial Aazeemi wa bi Hamdi , Allahomma saili aala Muhammad wa aale Muhammad. I have no comment, but i look at the basic content and it was there...Subhana Rabial Aazeemi wa bi Hamdi When we make prayer/salah to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).. do we do it exactly like the Prophet and Imams did it? Slight improvisation by us...will that lead to innovation? I guess we just look at the basic content. As long as the basic content not changed, i guess it should be accepted. But again, this is my understanding. Biddaah (innovation) is when the basic content is changed. Adhaan basic content is there and Aliyun Waliyullah is not part of Adhan basic content. Aliyun Waliyullah is treated as expression by a Shia muazzin (loudly) and not part of Adhan. Different muazzin express it differently...differently versions. Wallahualam. Correct me if I am wrong.
    1 point
  27. Bad news: The Jehovah Witnesses keep coming back because they know where you live. Good news: Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, they stopped knocking on the door. However, a few days ago I received a spam letter in the mail that invited me to go to their website.
    1 point
  28. The fact that Muslims exist and have some presence in virtually every country can only be a positive thing.
    1 point
  29. This account is no longer in use
    1 point
  30. I'm here in Canada because of colonization and a civil war that the West caused basically. The fact that I'm here, have a rudimentary understanding of my mother's tongue, is because of colonization, because of an evil. I want to rectify that evil by planting myself in a Muslim country, and since the situation back in our ancestral home isn't great (thank you US), I'll have to go somewhere else. Yes, our place in the world is not an accident, but same is for me being born in a colonized race. Part of my purpose, that I believe was decreed by Allah, was to resist colonialism. Both in my personal life and in my actions in the outside world. Edit: I should say this is the reason why I believe in the re-establishment of a Caliphate. Not because I think whoever running it will be like the Imams, but because it's a way to reassert Muslim sovereignty against her agressors. It's a genuine decolonial idea, similar to Iran's Islamic Republic.
    1 point
  31. It’s been 3 weeks and till now I am waiting for my turn, how many days/week did u guys wait for the first dose?
    1 point
  32. You should consider in what society you would like to contribute to, for me personally I would like to contribute to an Islamic society, not to a secular kuffar society. You should also consider the future of you children and what kind of society and norms they are involved in and exposed to. To be completely frank I think that anyone who says you should not move away from open fasad and moral decay are just beating around the bush because to be honest about it would mean to make things uncomfortable for themselves. Unless your purpose to stay in such situation is to do dawah or even bring upon actual change, not just live a day to day life. My suggestion for you would be: To get educated in a field that yields a job that offers remote work. Then you may travel to any Islamic country while your income is secured. Once you find a place were you and your family are at peace, that is not a cesspool of spiritual decay, you may settle there and apply yourself there. Fast forward time and you may use your remote income to invest into businesses where you live, maybe even start your own business, employ orphans, widows and others in need. For me personally I do not want to spend my short life in dunya constantly considering what religious aspect I need to compensate on in order to live or what fasad the institutions will enforce on me or my children and what anti islamic laws will be formed from one year to the another and I do not feel like I owe an explanation to whoever questions my religious life and I do not like to feel guilty for paying tax knowing some of that tax goes to creating more fasad and moral decay. I want to make the islamic countries the best ones, not only out of a economical point of view, but morally as well as technologically. There are fields in which the western countries have progressed more than the islamic countries, I believe we should learn those fields but apply ourselves in Islamic countries in order to contribute and increase the welfare of those societies. Finally - I have traveled and worked in over 30 countries and counting, from Colombia to Singapore, from Siberia to Nigeria. What I can tell you from my personal observations is that you will find problems in all countries all over earth. The only thing that is different is the type of problems you will encounter. Some problems will make it hard for you to put food on the table while other problems could lower your rank in akhira or even possibly send you and/or your legacy to eternal hellfire. If you are blessed (means of moving), then you may be able to chose what kind of problems you would like in your life.
    1 point
  33. Don't know why we go to kaaba for hajj when we have local masjids. They are all houses of Allah.
    1 point
  34. I think none here have played video games longer than I have. While it might not be a problem in some situations I agree. But I see two major problems in quitting. 1. Withdrawal. Just like drugs after a day or two you get flashbacks sort of of games and want to play again. Its the dopamine, the brain's reward system beginning to starve and you feel bored, which takes us to the next problem. 2. Time and Boredom. What is boredom? Doing things like being idle or doing things you don't like. Especially in the presence of things you can do that are more interesting. Again this is up to the brain's reward system and dopamine. In short when there are interesting things to do during free time I do not miss playing video games.
    1 point
  35. Bismillah, Salaam. I hope you have a good day, insha'Allah
    1 point
  36. Some videos of Imam Ali(عليه السلام) titles https://www.aparat.com/v/jz0Yk/لقب_های_امیر_المومنین_علی_علیه%26zwnj%3Bالسلام_%26laquo%3B_تورو_خدا_ببینید https://www.aparat.com/v/DwmcT/القاب_امیر_المومنین_امام_علی_ع_صابر_خراسانی https://www.aparat.com/v/k0smJ/تمامی_القاب_امیرالمومنین_در_قالب_شعر%2F_از_دست_ندید https://www.aparat.com/v/VX25c
    1 point
  37. https://fa.wikishia.net/view/فهرست_کنیه‌ها_و_لقب‌های_امام_علی(ع) https://purson.ir/fa/content/234536/فهرست-نام-ها-و-القاب-امام-علی-ع- Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon them) Name: Ali Title: Asadullah (Lion of God); Haydar (Brave-hearted), Abu Turab (Father of Dust), Amir al-Mu’minin (Commander of the Faithful) Kunya: Abu al-Hassan; Abu al-Hassanain https://imam-us.org/islamic-awareness/islam-101/beliefs/ahl-al-bayt/imam-ali-ibn-abi-talib
    1 point
  38. U can’t look at one verse and base an idea or theory on it, there is plenty of verses which say one life once your dead that’s it no coming back, like that verse “send us back ....” I mean really does it make sense u come back as a bird? Or something else ? Kinda purposeless and also we know from Hadith animals have a nafs soul and are different to us meaning they’re not really responsible for their actions this isn’t their trial
    1 point
  39. Absolutely. I honestly dislike debating people a lot about this topic when they complain about mandatory masks, restrictiond and vaccines, but the fact is that remaining silent leaves the door open for further misleading discourses that may end up even discouraging people from taking a vaccine that will most likely save their lives if they belong to a vulnerable group. My father died recently of covid and my mother is doubtful about the AZ vaccine due to the alarmism regarding the potentially lethal secondary effects (even though the % in which these effects take place are minimal). She can't be safe forever, the virus is definitely out of control and mutating. We can just rely on effective vaccines so far...
    1 point
  40. How do you know that what you find out through very fallible scholars is true? If you read the actual books you won't find anything supporting what I see as a big lie.
    1 point
  41. peace4alltheworld

    Rant section

    I been through that phase as well.Here is what I learned from the whole experience. 1.Try to find out the root cause of your worries. 2.Duas do help. 3.Try to make a connection with Allah. 4.Never give up hope. 5.Try to go out more and meet like minded people. 6.Finally remember hardships do come your way just try to think Allah is trying to test your faith so hang in there and you shall see the light through tawasul of Ahylul bayat (عليه السلام).
    1 point
  42. Meedy

    Rant section

    I understand how you feel. I am feeling frustrated and depressed too. I feel like I have no one to talk to about what I am going through. Its suppose to be Ramadan A blessing month, yet mentally I am struggling to cope with various issues. I hate myself, I tried to be on the right path do things Qada Prayers, Dua,, complete repentance etc. I even bought both Volumes of Mafatieh Al Jinnan but life gets better of me. I don't know how to cope. Religious Advice is good and commendable but ... but... I still fall back.. Yes Prays Dua etc. Sometimes you need to talk to directly face to face or online. Someone from the same age group that understand the pain going through. Aside from Reading Dua and Prayers etc . . . How about reading Novels or writing Novels (e.g. you being the hero), playing video games, exercising (goals such as getting fit or abs :P), Find somewhere quite away from everyone, meditate, I think meditation is good if we know how to do it. I am meant to give you some good advice activities yet I am going through hell myself. I apologise If I was not helpful. I understand some people may laugh at my post or think its stupid but what I can say, I apologise to you too.
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  43. I have had this conversation before on ShiaChat and nobody has ever proven to me that a majority of vaccines are dangerous; Stories/anecdotes of people dying or getting sick are rare, caused by pre-existing conditions. Correlation does not equal causation nor is anything 100% safe but it's better than nothing. There are diseases that by itself, our immune system can't handle; It needs a boost and that's where vaccines come in, nothing sinister there. Illegal lockdowns according to whom and on what legal basis? The reason why it seems that way is because there is a global pandemic going on^
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  44. BleedKnee

    Hazara Massacre

    Why do Muslims call different points of view on geopolitics as "shaytan"?
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  45. You could also ask why are the Hindus not Ahl ul Kitab when the christian are? Maybe because there was no Hindus in Arabia at the time of the prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). Where as there was Christians. On the other hand there was followers of the pre-Islamic Arab religion. These followers was two kind. The idolators and the hanif's. The latter was people such as the prophets own family that had retained the original message of Abraham. The Christians in Yathrib would probably have been mostly non-trinitarian that had fled the Roman rule in al-Sham. The Zorostrians at the time was strictly monotheist and iconoclastic. When the Greeks conquered Achaemenid Persian in 328 BC they imposed their influence on the Persian society. Including religion. So both in Seleucid and the Parthian periods Idol worship was introduced. There was even a trinity of God (Ahuramazda) and the two celestial beings Anahita and Mithra. When the Sassanids took over from the Parthians they started to cleanse Zoroastrianism and restore the old monotheistic belief. That is probably why Zoroastrianism is mentioned as a monotheistic belief in the Quran. On the other hand The Gathas of Zoroastrianism doesn't mention Abraham and neither does the Hindu Upanishads though both the Gathas and the Upanishads clearly says that there is only one God. The Hindus of cause also has a trinity in Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva though their Upanishads clearly says that there is only one God. On the other hand you might argue that even though the Torah very much relates to Abraham there is no mention of either hell nor of Judgement day in the Torah. Jews simply doesn't believe in hell and Judgement day. Zoroastrians on the other hand believe in hell which they call "house of deceit" and in the final judgement. Judaism does not have a trinity so that may be why they are accepted as Ahl ul Kitab inspite of rejecting hell and Judgement day. The new testament doesn't mention any trinity either. It is completely made up by Christian theologians. Most of the non-trinitarian Christians in antiquity probably converted to Islam. Especially as most of them lived in the middle east. If the Christians really read their book they would not find any justification for the trinity. Some do and that is why a few non-trinitarian Christians pop up in modern times too such as Jehovah's witnesses. Though Jehovah's witnesses also reject Hell fire like the Jews.
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  46. They have given up on our family. They now only come for socializing and the food.
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  47. My mom always engages in discussions with them since they're ignorant to what Islam really is and teaches. The first time they came to our house my mom spoke to them, and they were impressed by how she described Islam to them and what we think of Jesus (as) and his mother Mariam (as). Ever since that day the same Jehovah Witness (two ladies) would always return to visit her so they can chat more about religion, Islam mostly.
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  48. (salam) Source: al-Kafi: Book 3, Chapter 1, Number 159 Abdullah al-Deesani, an atheist had a dialogue with Hisham Ibn Hakam (ra) The Atheist: Do you believe in God? Hisham replied in affirmative. The Atheist: Is He Almighty? Hisham: Yes, He is Almighty and All-Powerful. The Atheist: Can He put the whole world inside an egg without enlarging the size of the egg or diminishing the volume of the world? Hisham: Give me some time to think over it. The Atheist: I give you one whole year, and left. Hisham went to see Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (p) in a hurry and said: O Son of the Prophet Muhammad (p), Deesani has put a challenging question to me and as regards its answer I cannot rely on anyone except God or you. Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (p) asked: What was the question? Hisham related the question of Deesani. The Imam (p): O Hisham! How many sense-organs you have? Hisham replied: Five. The Imam (p): Which one is the smallest among them? Hisham: The pupil of the eye. The Imam (p): What is the size of the pupil of the eye? Hisham: About the size of a grain of lentil or a part of it. The Imam (p): Alright, now look around and tell me what you see. Hisham: I see the sky, the earth, the houses, the spacious mansions, the mountains and the rivers, etc. The Imam (p): The One Who can put all you see inside a grain of lentil or a part of the same can also insert the entire world inside an egg without enlarging the size of the egg or diminishing the size of the world. On hearing this Hisham was overjoyed and fell down on his face performing a prostration and kissed the hands, feet and forehead of the Imam (p) and said: O Son of the Prophet Muhammad (p), this answer will be sufficient for me. Hisham returned to his place. The very next day Deesani came to see Hisham and said: O Hisham, I have just come to greet you and have not come for an answer to my question. Hisham: Even so, here is the answer to your question. Hisham then told him what the Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (p) had said in answer to his question. Deesani then went to see the Imam (p) and requested an audience with him. The Imam (p) granted his request. Addressing the Imam (p) Deesani said: O Jafar son of Muhammad! Show me the way to my God. The Imam (p) asked him his name. Deesani left abruptly without answering. His friends asked him: Why did you not tell your name? Abdullah al-Deesani said: If I had told him my name – Abdullah – he would have said, ‘Who is this One whose servant are you.’ (Note: Abdullah means ‘Servant of Allah’). His friends said: Go to see the Imam (p) again and request him to guide you to your God without asking your name. Deesani went to see the Imam (p) again and said: O Jafar son of Muhammad, guide me to my God but do not ask my name. The Imam (p) asked him to sit down and relax. Deesani did so. Perchance a young boy was playing nearby and had an egg in his hand. Addressing the young boy the Imam (p) said: Let me have this egg for a while. The boy handed over the egg to the Imam (p). Addressing Deesani the Imam (p) said: This is a protected castle. It has a hard covering and beneath the hard covering there is a fine covering and beneath that fine covering there is liquid gold and molten silver. Neither the molten silver intermingles with the liquid gold nor do the liquid gold merges into the molten silver and both remain as they are. Nothing comes out of it to divulge the secret of its precision and nothing enters in it to control the internal balance. No one knows if the final product will be a male or a female. All of a sudden it splits and results in a peacock like multicolored offspring. Do you not see a Supreme power behind all this? Deesani remained engrossed in deep thought and then exclaimed: I bear witness that there is no god but God and that He is One and has no partners and that Prophet Muhammad (p) is His bondman and His apostle and I also bear witness that you are a divinely ordained Imam and the proof of His existence and I hereby disown all my previous misconceptions.
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  49. Brelvis are mostly Shia friendly and in Deobandi some are Shia friendly. Only difference between us and Brelvis is issue of Imamat and issues related to history of that time, which is different on some occasions. There is lots of influence of Wahabi philosophy on both Brelvis and Deobandis and this influence is increasing day by day in subcontinent. I believe this is largely due to very simple and straight forward nature of their philosophy, or in other words they have no philosophy at all, so minds can easily digest them. In psychology it is rule that mind will go for simple things. So they are deceiving muslims controlling their minds. Man who have invented Wahabism should be indeed a hell of a genius. It penetrates mind even when they reject it out loud. They used to arrange sabeels during muharram and we used to arrange milaads for them in old days. But since this Wahabi movement in subcontinent, our differences are widening up day by day despite all the efforts of Imam Khamenei and Allama Tahir ul Qadri.
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