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  1. notme

    Thoughts 2021

    Update on my son: he's fine, tested negative. Everyone in his workplace who is vaccinated tested negative.. They're back to business as usual. Anyone here have any experience tabling at events or on university campuses? How does an organization go about getting permission? Are there fees? Did you get good engagement?
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  2. Salam, Let's not be fooled by titles and such. The 313 of badr is something widely believed by all Muslims. I highly doubt the 313 will be only from one ethnicity, in this case Pashtuns. Not to forget, the 313 will be the best of the best, how can we expect a group who are racist to the core, and have committed heinous crimes against the Shia be helpers of the Mahdi (عليه السلام).
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  3. Very interesting times. I wish more people could join the discussion. Some weird events are definitely taking place. As for the combat equipment it was all left behind from the US army and some from the Afghan army. There are currently many questionmarks regarding the taleban, who, why, whos side they on, who's siding with them? what's their purpose? I do indeed find it weird though that they name it badri 313, read that it's relating to battle of badr. Did see the video, was not impressed.
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  4. Do not be confused by the number '313' alone it is just a number used by Wahabi fighters for their battalion. They are the people who have been already trained by their masters and now due to economic reasons alone big brother is leaving Afghanistan. I believe in the following words of quran: وَلَوْلَا دَفْعُ اللَّهِ النَّاسَ بَعْضَهُم بِبَعْضٍ لَّهُدِّمَتْ صَوَامِعُ وَبِيَعٌ وَصَلَوَاتٌ وَمَسَاجِدُ يُذْكَرُ فِيهَا اسْمُ اللَّهِ كَثِيرًا ۗ وَلَيَنصُرَنَّ اللَّهُ مَن يَنصُرُهُ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَقَوِيٌّ عَزِيزٌ.. And had Allah not repelled some people by others, certainly there would have been pulled down cloisters and churches and synagogues and the mosques in which Allah’s name is much mentioned; and verily Allah will help him who helps Him (His cause); for verily Allah is Strong, Mighty.” (22:40) As far as Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام) appearance is concerned the ground is seem to be prepared by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). This time Taliban apparently look more experienced, tolerable and eager to develop and sustain their government with the good relations to the countries of world like Iran, Pakistan, China, Russia etc. wasalam
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  5. With the takeover by the Taleban in Afghanistan it has been highlighted that much of their success on the battlefield is due to a specific elite military unit called the "Badri 313 Battalion." I think that most Shia Muslims will be familiar with the number 313 and the role it plays in the eschatology of the Mahdi(عليه السلام). Not the lest the fact that a military unit with this name apparently has been established in the Khurasan that according to the eschatology is the suppose to be the place from where the Mahdi(عليه السلام) will emerge from his ghaybah. So the question is if this is a complete coincident or somebody is playing with words referring to an eschatology that is particularly significant to Shia Muslims. Of cause give the fact that the Taleban is known to have a history of atrocities against Afghanistans Shia minority. Also who is paying for their state of the art combat equipment? and who is providing the training? Saudi-Arabia? UAE?, Pakistan?, Iran?, United States? Or is Imam Mahdi(عليه السلام) controlling the Taleban? https://www.trtworld.com/video/news-videos/talibans-commandos-badri-313-battalion/61275ab0748d2500118a9540
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  6. Then what exactly is our problem here then? We have the rule that if narrations contradict the Qur'an then it needs to throw it away. This means that narrations do not have any authority over Qur'an, but Qur'an have authority over narrations.
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  7. Wasalam So essentially the Sunni hadith masters have to rely on history and rijal works So their opinion is based on 2nd hand information and cannot be considered reliable ?
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  8. Wa Alaykum As-Salam, If you are unsure whether it was precum or semen, then you can consider it as precum. However, if you are confident that it is semen (such that the average Muslim would be confident that it is semen), then you must perform ghusl and make up any prayers necessary. If the liquid is a thick substance it would most likely be semen.
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  9. dragonxx

    Praying at work

    If you are not provided a formal lunch break or whatever, and if it will risk your job by taking 15min to pray (though I doubt anyone would get annoyed with that), I am sure then it would be desirable in such a situation for your prayers to contain only that which is mandatory, and not the extra mustahab things such as certain duas etc. Thus your prayer will be <10min.
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  10. ShiaChat Mod

    Prayers

    Combined prayers, three times a day.
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  11. Alberto

    Concentration on self

    Salam aleykum, I have been reading a book recommended in this same forum, "Light Within Me", by Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari, Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabataba'i and Ayatullah Sayyid Ruhallah Musawi Khomeini. The book can be found on the following link: https://www.al-islam.org/light-within-me-mutahhari-tabatabai-khomeini On the last point of section 2.3 (eradication of devilish insinuations) it states: "Concentration of thoughts on self is the method that was prescribed by Akhund Mulla Husayn Quli Hamadani and has always been adopted by his pupils, who maintain that knowledge of self invariably leads to knowledge of Allah. [...] My preceptor Agha Qazi was a pupil of Agha Sayyid Ahmad Karbalai and followed the method of knowing self like Akhund Mulla Husayn Quli Hamadani and for the eradication of evil thoughts and devilish insinuations he called for paying attention to self first. He suggested that for this purpose the spiritual traveler should fix a time of day or night and should concentrate his attention on self for half an hour or a little more. This daily practice will gradually invigorate his heart and eradicate the evil thoughts. At the same time he will gradually acquire the knowledge of his soul and, Allah willing, will achieve his objective." Does anyone have clarification on what is meant by "concentration of thoughts on self"? Is there practical advice on how to do it? Thank you very much in advance for your replies!
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  12. Maybe it means mental and physical states, and the heart would be spiritual state.
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  13. well I dont know about going from 12er to Zaydism but I do see moving to Sunnism as moving towards darkness. I don't understand how anybody would or could but that is obviously my own mind-constraint.
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  14. Brother, you did not highlight anything. To anybody who reads will jump to conclusions that: respected Sisters Hameedeh, Notme, brother Abu Hadi moved from darkness into light And the others moved from out of light into darkness. May be you did not mean it. But that's what it comes out as: Coming into 12er Shiaism is like coming from darkness into light; Leaving 12er Shiaism is like moving from light into darkness!
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  15. Why you wanna join the US army? Bro they have killed THOUSANDS, they support Israel, they supported Saddam Hussain, They are doing the work of Satan. My dear brother go research what the US army have done in Iraq since 2003. Why did Trump call Saudi Arabia the biggest funder of terrorism, then the next day they made the biggest millitary deal with them? Why is it that the US gave green light for Saudi to bomb innocent kids in Yemen? Why did they kill Qassem Soleimani? He was the person which defeated ISIS. If u join US army, congratulations you just joined the army of Yazeed LA!
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  16. If you drop bombs or are involved in the dropping of bombs on civilians, you are guilty of murder. This is regardless of which government you are under. God is a higher authority than any nation, and the Quran says anyone who kills one person, it is as if he has killed all of humanity. A person should not feel a "duty" to any king or president or governing body that is higher than his or her own moral values.
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  17. What have I said and what is a lie? I asked you a simple question. If Allah chose a MAN to bring the Quran to you, why do you not think that a MAN is required to go to Allah? Surely if my dua can reach Allah directly, then he could just as well have put the Quran directly in my heart. Or not?
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  18. lover

    Collapse of Afghanistan

    Afghan news: Former Pashtun Wahabi warlord, and former staunch enemy of Taliban, has said that he unconditionally supports Taliban. Now if someone like him gives his unconditional support for Taliban, you know that there is high pressure from Taliban on all Afghans. Any objection can be lethal for Afghans. This is Taliban-kind of freedom of speech (from yesterday Afghan news channel): Meanwhile destruction of Afghan cultural heritage by Taliban continues with the destruction of a wall with a painting of Amir Ali Shirnawayiin Jawzan: Biden asked why Afghan soldiers don’t fight the Taliban. Now that some Afghans fight, they don’t get support, not even spiritual support. Where is Biden to mention them? Some even come and say that people who fight or resist the Taliban are war-mongering. No, they fight because they have to fight now, as people have seen that Taliban can’t be trusted. More 150 dead on Kabul airport terrorist attack, human rights abuses etc., happened after Taliban took over Kabul. Worse to happen if Taliban stay. Taliban attacked Panjsher on 30 August 2021 and tried to enter it but were successfully defeated by local resistance forces. A number of Taliban fighters and local resistance fighters were killed during several fights. Taliban negotiation is trying to trick Panjsheri resistance and has not been sincere so far. Without Panjsher and other resistance fighters the Taliban would have committed far worse crimes by now for sure. Taliban are frightend, hopefully their worst nightmares becomes true soon. Hopefully the resistance keeps strong and may the martyrs of the resistance enter paradise. Hopefully those politicians who fled the country and didn't resist Taliban will stay out of Afghanistan forever. Let's not blame the Taliban, they just follow their masters' orders.
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  19. وَلَوْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ لَجَعَلَهُمْ أُمَّةً وَاحِدَةً وَلَٰكِن يُدْخِلُ مَن يَشَاءُ فِي رَحْمَتِهِ ۚ وَالظَّالِمُونَ مَا لَهُم مِّن وَلِيٍّ وَلَا نَصِيرٍ And if Allah had pleased He would surely have made them a single community, but He makes whom He pleases enter into His mercy, and the unjust it is that shall have no guardian or helper. (42:8) أَمِ اتَّخَذُوا مِن دُونِهِ أَوْلِيَاءَ ۖ فَاللَّهُ هُوَ الْوَلِيُّ وَهُوَ يُحْيِي الْمَوْتَىٰ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ Or have they taken guardians besides Him? But Allah is the Guardian, and He gives life to the dead, and He has power over all things. (42:9) إِنَّمَا وَلِيُّكُمُ اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا الَّذِينَ يُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَيُؤْتُونَ الزَّكَاةَ وَهُمْ رَاكِعُونَ Only Allah is your Vali and His Messenger and those who believe, those who keep up prayers and pay the poor-rate while they bow. (5:55) وَمَن يَتَوَلَّ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا فَإِنَّ حِزْبَ اللَّهِ هُمُ الْغَالِبُونَ And whoever takes Allah and His messenger and those who believe for a guardian, then surely the party of Allah are they that shall be triumphant. (5:56) وَمَا اخْتَلَفْتُمْ فِيهِ مِن شَيْءٍ فَحُكْمُهُ إِلَى اللَّهِ ۚ ذَٰلِكُمُ اللَّهُ رَبِّي عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَإِلَيْهِ أُنِيبُ And in whatever thing you disagree, the judgment thereof is (in) Allah's (hand); that is Allah, my Lord, on Him do I rely and to Him do I turn time after time. (42:10) wasalam
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  20. [Shakir 2:257] Allah is the guardian of those who believe. He brings them out of the darkness into the light; and (as to) those who disbelieve, their guardians are Shaitans who take them out of the light into the darkness; they are the inmates of the fire, in it they shall abide.
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  21. Salam it's based on Rijal books which you can find it between both of Shia & Sunni books about biographical data & somehow history of their era.
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  22. I don’t understand why they would be deemed physically impure, does believing in Allah and the Prophet just by saying the two testimonies rid you of a certain detestable germ? All I see is a belief that encourages Muslims to feel a sense of superiority towards the non-Muslim who may genuinely be interested in Islam at a point in their life or is struggling in their own path to guidance. All this will lead to is arrogance and a heightened sense of egotism. I can share a dozen anecdotes on how perceiving disbelievers as physically impure cretins carries very negative connotations, but I am sure everyone can easily imagine the problematic scenarios that occur.
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  23. A difference in choice which compels you to look at someone as impure? Literally.
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  24. Believing in a fellow humans inferiority, due to their inherent impurity that will remain with them as long as they have not reached the same theological conclusion as yourself is bound to breed arrogance.
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  25. Never. I never have been an extremist and I never will be, and I hope that every person posting on this site can say the same.
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  26. Not all scholars are in a agreement in that area
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  27. One can function quite normally. There's nothing that prevents one from living their daily lives and interacting in an appropriate manner with those who are around them. Obviously marriage is not possible and friendship is probably not advised but one can still maintain their etiquette.
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  28. Iblees is jinn, not Satan.
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  29. Wa Alaykum Salaam brother, I get your point, but we must keep in mind that everybody has not that much commitment as we think they should have. If some Sunni converts to Shia does not mean that that person was a ‘bad’ Sunni to start with and same applies the Shia. Everyone has different aptitudes. People feel betrayed when someone leaves their camp. I don’t think everyone follows their faith blindly, only those who are born in and have no commitment. It was/is your duty to give him good advice. And you did. Well said! Our aim should be always to seek Allah Almighty’s Pleasure. In Sha Allah, even with all our differences we will succeed. In Sha Allah. When I said: I had meant the link give below – I think you missed it because it was in smaller font. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safavid_conversion_of_Iran_to_Shia_Islam My following prediction came true too!
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  30. Salaams brother Ashvazdanghe Wow! What an incredible rant! You used around 140 words with one full-stop. Phew! I am still trying to decipher what you were trying to say. Too much and jumbled up. Please have some cold Doogh with less salt, we are debating and not at war. I too am drinking cold Aryan. Please read again, this time a bit slowly so that you can comprehend what is written. Just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean it is ‘wahabists /Salafits’ propaganda. You just can not sweep away the facts just because they are not palatable to your ‘taste’. Methods of converting Iran (Shah) Ismail consolidated his rule over the country and launched a thorough and, at times, brutal campaign to convert the majority Sunni population to Twelver Shiism and thus transform the religious landscape of Iran.[21] His methods of converting Iran included: 1) Imposing Shiism as the state and mandatory religion for the whole nation and much forcible conversion of Iranian Sufi Sunnis to Shiism. [22][23][24] * 2) He reintroduced the Sadr (Arabic, leader) – an office that was responsible for supervising religious institutions and endowments. With a view to transforming Iran into a Shiite state, the Sadr was also assigned the task of disseminating Twelver doctrine. [25] * 3) He destroyed Sunni mosques. This was even noted by Tomé Pires, the Portuguese ambassador to China who visited Iran in 1511–12, who when referring to Ismail noted: "He (i.e. Ismail) reforms our churches, destroys the houses of all Moors who follow (the Sunnah of) Muhammad…"[26] * 4) He enforced the ritual and compulsory cursing of the first three Sunni Caliphs (Abu Bakr, Umar, and Uthman) as usurpers, from all mosques, disbanded Sunni Tariqahs and seized their assets, used state patronage to develop Shia shrines, institutions and religious art and imported Shia scholars to replace Sunni scholars.[27][28][29] * 5) He killed Sunnis and destroyed and desecrated their graves and mosques. This caused the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid II (who initially congratulated Ismail on his victories) to advise and ask the young monarch (in a "fatherly" manner) to stop the anti-Sunni actions. However, Ismail was strongly anti-Sunni, ignored the Sultan's warning, and continued to spread the Shia faith by the sword.[30][31] * 6) He persecuted, imprisoned, exiled, and executed stubbornly resistant Sunnis.[32][33] * 7) With the establishment of Safavid rule, there was a very raucous and colourful, almost carnival-like holiday on 26 Dhu al-Hijjah (or alternatively, 9 Rabi' al-awwal) celebrating the Eid-e-Shuja' or Celebration of assassination of Caliph Umar. The highlight of the day was making an effigy of Umar to be cursed, insulted, and finally burned. However, as relations between Iran and Sunni countries improved, the holiday was no longer observed (at least officially).[34]* 8) In 1501, (Shah) Ismail invited all the Shia living outside Iran to come to Iran and be assured of protection from the Sunni majority.[35] * *[22] Modern Iran: roots and results of revolution]. Nikki R Keddie, Yann Richard, pp. 13, 20 *[23] The Encyclopaedia of world history: ancient, medieval, and modern. Peter N. Stearns, William Leonard Langer, p. 360. *[24] Immortal: A Military History of Iran and Its Armed Forces. Steven R Ward, pg.43 *[25] Iran: a short history: from Islamization to the present. Monika Gronke, p. 91. *[26] The Judeo-Persian poet ‘Emrānī and his "Book of treasure": ‘Emrānī's Ganǰ… 'Emrānī, David Yeroushalmi, p. 20. *[27] A new introduction to Islam. Daniel W Brown, p. 191. *[28] Encyclopaedic Historiography of the Muslim World. NK Singh, A Samiuddin, p. 90. *[29] The Cambridge illustrated history of the Islamic world. Francis Robinson, p. 72. *[30] Immortal: A Military History of Iran and Its Armed Forces. Steven R. Ward, p. 44. *[31] Iran and America: re-kindling a love lost]. Badi Badiozamani, pp. 174–5. *[32] The Cambridge illustrated history of the Islamic world. Francis Robinson, p. 72. *[33] Iraq: Old Land, New Nation in Conflict. William Spencer, p. 51. *[34] Culture and customs of Iran. Elton L Daniel, 'Alī Akbar Mahdī, p. 185 *[35] Iraq: Old Land, New Nation in Conflict. William Spencer, p. 51. Safavid conversion of Iran to Shia Islam https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safavid_conversion_of_Iran_to_Shia_Islam I think you are NOT reading well – Daniel W. Brown was referring to (Shah) Isma'il It’s nothing to do with Ismaili sect! Shah Ismail I was the founder of the Safavid dynasty of Iran According to Daniel W. Brown, (Shah)* Isma'il was "the most successful and intolerant [Shiite] ruler since the fall of the Fatimids". It appears that he aimed for complete destruction of Sunni Islam, and he largely achieved that goal in the lands over which he ruled (Iran and Azerbaijan). His hatred of the Sunnis knew no bounds, and his persecution of them was ruthless. * I have added (Shah) for your benefit. I have read their posts, so I know a bit about them. That’s why I stated the following: And the same for brothers Ali Bin Hussein, Zaidism and there are other few who thought otherwise: That’s what I said: Pray, please let me know where did I state or imply that 99.9 percent of shia users in shiachat are stupid people without Aql . Please have some cold doogh with less salt, and please don't twist or mis-read others words to score useless points. Reflects bad on you. I am trying to de-cypher this! Are your trying to imply that Albert Einstein was a secret Shia and Vikings were Sunni? Go ahead and press the 'Don't Agree Button again as usual -
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  31. So I wanted to share my new development in Taqleed matters. It is permissible to do taqleed of more than one mujtahid, and it is when you find the first mujtahid most learned for example in questions regarding worship such as praying fasting pilgrimage and so on, and the second mujtahid most learned in financial transactions.This is an admired method that every wise man selects in his daily affairs. - Sistani's Office And so, if I find Fadhlallah to be more knowledgeable in matters of Taqleed, I can follow him in that regard: Ayatullah Fadlullah of Lebanon does not accept the condition that the mujtahid to whom one does taqlid has to be a'lam. He argues that this is a subjective matter and lacks textual proof in our sacred sources. Thus, he allows one to do taqlid of any qualified mujtahid irrespective of whether he/she is alive or dead. - Al-Masa'il-ul-Fiqhiyya via http://al-islam.org So basically, in conclusion, I have found a way to do taqlid of Fadhlallah even though he is dead, through allowance of Sistani (whom I had done Taqleed of before this moment). I have always viewed him as a very knowledgeable A'lim and a modern thinker with rational fatawa such as the 'women can be marja'iyya' one (many of the other marja'iyya don't appeal to me in terms of rationality and logical rulings). I am now in Taqleed of Fadhlallah. Just wanted to get your opinions and thoughts on this.
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