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  1. Hair isn't immodest, it's attractive. And why not? Are we not constantly in the presence of Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) regardless of whether we are circumambulating the Ka'aba or not? Hijab isn't is a piece of cloth. Head covering doesn't guarantee protection from being harmed, just like seat beat doesn't guarantee protection from being killed in the event of a car crash but it's just one of the preventative measures. Submission to Allah's commands, that's what elevates one status. On the contrary, it would a cause for concern if a man isn't attracted to a woman's physical appearance.Men are programmed to find women attractive. Long hair has traditionally been linked to feminity. Men are biologically very attuned to visual type of cues so it's no surprise men would find women's hair sensual or fascinating. (Do a google search you will know) There are people who pray namaz and fornicate,people who perform hajj and drink alcohol. Would that make namaz and hajj lose meaning to you? Would you give up salat because you saw someone offering and the telling lies or being cruel to his parents (both greater sins)
    7 points
  2. Salam alakum, I’ve experienced peaks and troughs of faith during my life which I figure is normal however I’ve never felt the way I do right now. I currently don’t feel the presence of God in my heart like I used to and it’s been like that for the past month or so. My genuine faith and love the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) isn’t there anymore. Tbh although I’ve always had utmost respect for the Ahlulbayt I’ve never had enough knowledge to develop a deep love for them but now I have little interest for them. I’m still keeping up my salat but I’m doing it out of habit and I know I’m just going through the motions. I’ve occasionally read the Quran over the past few weeks and although I do enjoy the melodical nature of it hasn’t helped. Sadly I have nobody to turn to about this and I’m genuinely not sure what to do. It makes me sad because I want to bring this faith back. On the simplest level my identity is rooted in Islam so I want to resolve this for that reason. Also this life isn’t satisfactory enough and I want to believe there is something better to come. Just to fill you in on where my mind/ faith is at right now- from a purely logical view I have always known there to be a higher power and creator . Also there are parts of Islam I have always seen as very progressive and liberating for humanity and society (compared to any other system I have come across). I like the holistic nature of it. You may also wonder where these feelings may have come from and I don’t think I’d be able to pinpoint it exactly but here are some potential reasons in no particular order-— 1) I get overwhelmed by the level of pain and injustice in the world a lot of the time and perhaps can’t reconcile this with the belief there is a just God. 2) I’m living in a secular society where there is always a strong anti-religion sentiment and liberal culture and media. There is some islamaphobia and as a hijabi even if it’s not explicit you are under estimated and treated as a second class citizen. 3) As a woman I feel there is very little space to be well and truly part of Islamic mosques and spaces. Women are always tucked into a side room and I genuinely feel like a second class citizen in Muslim spaces. Again, I feel that women are underestimated in the Muslim community as a whole and are not treated as an equal. Please note that my family and friendship circles are quite progressive in that regard. I’ve always been surrounded by successful and confident women and have been raised to be my best self (professionally and spirituality). 4) One thing that I have always struggled with is the embedded misogyny in Islamic text - whether it is Hadith, Qur’an etc. As somebody who is very very passionate about women’s rights this has always been a struggle for me. Any time I mentally come to terms with one Hadith or aya another one crops up. The most recent one is about a Hadith that says Imam Mahdi’s army (AF) will have a lot more men than women and justifies this by hinting that women are inferior (I can’t remember the exact reasoning or wording). 4) I can count over 10+ friends or acquaintances who have taken their hijab off over the past 5 years or so. One quite close friend who was very practising took her hijab off and told me she is not convinced about Islam and is searching for the truth. I wonder if to some degree this has had an impact on me. When she said this to me at the time I was very sad, disappointed and worried for her. 5) I am currently experiencing some mental health issues- depression, existential issues, anxiety which contributes to my inability to see beauty in the world. These issues have always existed though and my faith has helped get me through. I have decided that I need professional help so am seeking a therapist (bit of a struggle to find one right now). 6) Although I am blessed with a good job, income, good friends and family I have struggled to find a husband and have prayed for this (and been very proactive) yet nothing has come off this. Deep down I feel like this is a simple ask but why has God not granted me with this. Also if God has created me with a need for companionship and physical affection why would this not be fulfilled? If you have read this post all the way through, thank you for taking the time out to do this. I am here because I have nobody to turn to. Any help or guidance is welcome. Although I am quite thick skinned I would appreciate your compassion/ empathy too.
    6 points
  3. I am sorry you are going through. I wish I could be of help but unfortunately I am in the same boat as you and so while I can relate I don't have any answers. Many duas.
    4 points
  4. That's because they are the sons of tribes and families that revolted against Ottoman rule, and sided with the British in World War 1. The Ottomans fled Arab countries, and the French took over part of North Africa, Lebanon and Syria, while Britain gained power in the Gulf States, Egypt, Iraq and Jordan as a result of their alliance with these tribes, specifically the Al-Saud clan and the Hashmite clan. Then the French and Brits divided the Middle East's borders in the Sykes-Picot plan, and the Brits promised the Jews a homeland in Palestine. So yeah, nearly all our calamities and problems can be connected to British and Western colonialism.
    3 points
  5. notme

    Crushed

    When you married your husband you made your choice. Now you must stand firm in it. That childhood friend isn't your life-partner, and you probably never would have thought of him at all if you weren't discontent in your marriage. Have you tried talking with your husband about wanting to spend time with him, about the importance of being emotionally available for each other? Do you have family or community you can turn to for support? I suggest you tell nobody about your infatuation, and it will go away in time. And be careful to not share your private marriage business with outsiders, but let your family and close female friends know you are lonely and need them in your life. Tell your husband that same thing too, but be careful not to blame when you do discuss with him.
    3 points
  6. There is a chapter in the book '40 hadith' of Sayyid al Khomaini on the topic of asabiyyah (tribalism). Please read it carefully before repeatedly making such comments.
    2 points
  7. It's not necessarily just a legacy issue, part of my point was that today's rich Arab countries are that way because their politico-socio-economic set-up has been designed and maintained that way, with the present firmly in mind. In my opinion, Malaysia would be a great deal richer if Brunei were to have been part of it, when Malaya broke up, but it's much easier for the UK to extract resources from small little and vastly rich Brunei. Ordinary Iraqis would be much richer if Kuwait were to be part of Iraq, but then the Kuwait Investment Authority (or whatever it calls itself) would have much less to invest in British assets. People believe that the British Empire came to an end sometime in the middle of the last century. It did not, it simply retrenched and created a new business model - one that was based around extracting resources from little rich countries. I wrote a children's story for my niece Sakina, vaguely connected with this:
    2 points
  8. They treat their citzens and Western and/or highly educated expats very well, but treat labour workers from South Asia and Africa very poorly. Very unislamic and unethical, but my point was that there is no reason for their citzens to seek refuge to the West. I should have clarified that earlier.
    2 points
  9. Abu Hadi

    Crushed

    I would also add any 'muslim' man who flirts with a married women has no honor and any 'muslima' married women who flirts with a non mahram has no dignity. That's not to say that if someone does this those qualities can't be regained. I agree that the OP should first end all contact with this guy, do tauba, and hope that it is accepted by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
    2 points
  10. I watched this video and thought it apropos to post here in this section as it is from an ex-Christian now Muslim. I thought it spoke truth. I hope this posts correctly - I've never posted a video on this site before. Alhamdulilah The Truth About St. Paul
    1 point
  11. It’s been almost 2 weeks and till now the volcano in canary island is erupting, should we be worried? Some scientists said it will reach to Atlantic Ocean.
    1 point
  12. Abu Nur

    Sexist Shia Hadith?

    Yes they are weighted in favor of the mother, but for married women it is their husband.
    1 point
  13. From Kitab al Tawheed: Imam Abu Ja'far al-Baqir (عليه السلام) said: Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) created, chose, selected, and related the Spirit to Himself, favoring it over all the spirits. Thus, He commanded and breathed from it in to Adam. Imam Abu 'Abd Allah (عليه السلام) said: Verily, Allah, The Blessed and Exalted, is the Alone, the Needless, without an interior. Verily, the Spirit is a creation from His Creations. It is a helper, aid, and a source of strength. Allah places it in the heart of the Messengers and the Believers. Imam Abu Ja'far al-Baqir (عليه السلام) said: Verily, a spirit moves like the air. Hence, it is called a spirit (ruuh), because its name has been derived from the word air (riih). Verily, He derived it from the word al-Ruuh because the spirit is homogeneous [mujaanis] to the air [al-riih]. Verily, He associated it to Himself because He selected it over all the spirits like He selected the House from the houses and said: My House, and said for a Messenger from His Messengers: My Friend and its like. All of these are created, with a beginning, have a Lord, and are managed.
    1 point
  14. Ascending and descending are properties of creation, thus any thing that have these properties are created. This is an self evident! There is no verse that tells that God Spirit was created AND NO VERSE that says that God Spirit is NOT an creation. But reading all these verses implies that this spirit have limited attributes and does contains on place and time. It is not Eternal in the sense that It has been with God Eternally. Because I do not need to show that something is creation as long IT IS mentioned in scripture that it is created. Yes, but this Spirit is not God. The throne is an creation of God and God is not on it. When God says My Heaven, My House, My Spirit, My Friend, etc they are all honorable creations that is subject to His will. He is equal in distance to everything and He is not closer to one thing than another. Saying that God is resting in throne in heaven is limiting God to location. The Jews will agree that God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob is Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and that Muslims worship the same God. Muslims agree that Jews worship the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the same God than Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). While Muslims also believe that Christians do worship the same God, but majority of them attribute false things about God. What you and majority of Christians are following the footsteps of Paul. Very strange beliefs comparing to Jews beliefs and early prophets and messengers.
    1 point
  15. Generations ago before technology, all people dealt with was what happened in their villages/towns and within their families and when on occasion people came with news from other areas. In 2021 the bits of information that we are all dealing with every day is millions and no doubt has affected all of us in some way. A good way forward is to try to keep your energy for yourself, the more we allow others to affect us the more energy we give away which leaves us weaker and more vulnerable. A lot easier said than done, but we need to stay focussed on our own path and deal with the bumps that come from others, just like in a car when we get to a bump we need to slow down, take stock and then move forward again. May Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) make it easier for everyone.
    1 point
  16. Requesting Du'a... Please spare some time to include my family and I in your Du'as... JazakAllah...
    1 point
  17. Haji 2003

    Sexist Shia Hadith?

    Would someone knowledgeable be able to comment on Hadiths etc. about obligations of children towards parents? I have a suspicion that they are weighted in favour of the mother.
    1 point
  18. I have been dealing with loss of faith since 2019. For me, the biggest factor is spiritual abuse. I minimized contact with all abusive people in my life, but I have been religious, so bullies in my life started using scholars in islamic centers. That's why I have stopped going to the masjid. My parents want me to get married but I already had one bad experience. Due to my mental health right now, I don't want to get married right now and that's why they keep telling me to move out of house. I gave also been careless about my hijab. All non muslim men have weird hijab fetish, they become obsessed with me and due to this non muslim women hate me and they think I have bad character. Recently so many people, both muslims and non muslims have been accusing me of being drunk and high. I don't understand, they stare at my eyes and I need to have expressionless eyes. If I am happy or uncomfortable, they just assume I am using drugs. My community members compare me to yazeed and tell me that like him I drink alcohol. These are very bad accusations for a hijabi. They break my heart and I think if my community is abandoning me, then I will need to rely on non muslims and they don't like social hijab even if they tolerate someone wearing a hijab. That's why I have become very careless about my hijab. I don't know what have I done to get so many accusations from my community. They constantly call me apostate, I am out of control and they threaten to send me to Pakistan where I will be married off against my will. I don't do drugs, I never had a boyfriend. Now I am thinking that all those stories about western women who are sent back home because they have boyfriends, what if all of them are just accusations. I don't want to study religion because I am always so anxious about future. My family and all my extended family have been focused on me and it just feels like a mob attack. I am anxious, scared, I feel that I don't belong anywhere. Trump's time was really bad, so I was very excited after the election, hoping things will get better. Does anyone know why people have started constantly accusing people of being drunk or using alcohol? It's not just me, other people have also been accused. Spiritual abuse is worse than Islamophobia, I don't know if it is result of islamophobia. People keep track of what videos I watch on youtube and criticize me for wasting time if I spend any time on entertainment. Even my co-workers comment about videos I watch and this makes me so angry. I don't interfere in their lives, why are they constantly invading my privacy? I just hate all people and want to avoid interacting with them. But they don't even let me worship. Whenever they see me praying or fasting, they tell me praying and fasting will not help you if you don't give rights of people. There is a whole website about spiritual abuse and it helps me to read about other people and they validate my experience. My family denies that they are involved in anything and they keep asking me why would speaker at mosque focus on you alone? And I also don't understand this why they are constantly focused my sins only? I sometimes think it's because of end of times and I am dealing with Dajjali forces. I recently heard from a rare kind speaker that we should read Sura Kahf to fight with Dajjal. I am going to try that. I am sorry my post is all over the place. I am typing on my phone.
    1 point
  19. Salam alaikum Since these practices don't come from the Qur'an or the Ma'soomeen (عليه السلام) I don't think you need to worry too much about it. In general it would perhaps be best to refrain from such things and follow our authentic teachings and practices. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) reward you.
    1 point
  20. @starlight thank you for your well wishes and responding to my post. It does give me some comfort that I am not the only one experiencing this. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) show us the light and guide us. @ShiaofAli12 thank you for your thoughtful message. I appreciate that we all go through moments where we experience dips in faith but this is the first time it has happened to such a degree which is why I'm feeling so troubled. I've felt disconnected to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and spirituality in the past but on this occasion I am outright doubting my faith in Islam. This feels very different. Nevertheless you have given me food for thought. Over the past year or so I have taken on some part-time formal Islamic study but I think committing to a series of lectures may be a good way to go as lecture series give a more motivating/ inspiring angle than academic study. Also reflecting and digging deeper into Qur'an is a good suggestion. If you could point me to some of the relevant/ helpful Imam Ali hadith you mention about feeling disconnected to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) that might be helpful. @pseudonym thanks for your response. I can accept that the context in which revelation was revealed was a very different context and we have to look at hadiths and texts in this light but it does feel like a lot of texts do allude to the inferiority of women and I find that the majority of Muslims just accept this and move on. If the majority of Muslims came to a consensus that a lot of these texts should be reinterpreted/ rejected fine but this doesn't tend to happen. @Shahrukh K I am going to ignore you as you sound like a troll. God forbid one of your friend's approaches with you these challenges and you respond in this way. You're more likely to push them away from the religion.
    1 point
  21. All of that is true, but you left a very important part out. As it says in the Holy Quran, 13:11 لَهُۥ مُعَقِّبَـٰتٌ مِّنۢ بَيْنِ يَدَيْهِ وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِۦ يَحْفَظُونَهُۥ مِنْ أَمْرِ ٱللَّهِ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُوا۟ مَا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ وَإِذَآ أَرَادَ ٱللَّهُ بِقَوْمٍ سُوٓءًا فَلَا مَرَدَّ لَهُۥ وَمَا لَهُم مِّن دُونِهِۦ مِن وَالٍ '...God does not change the condition of a people until they change what is in their own selves...' Imam Khomeni(رضي الله عنه) rose up in 1979 against this plan of colonization. Now who supported him ? Only the Iranians, and only about 10% of the population of Iran, in the beginning. The Arabs, except for a small group in South Lebanon, rejected him and his message even though it was based in Haqq, and an Islamic Message in line with Quran and the true teachings of Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h). So because they rejected him, the refused to change what was in their own selves, i.e. their hatred for those they called 'Rafida', '[edited out]', etc, and their false belief that the only way to gain power in the ME was to cooperate and collaborate with the colonial rulers, who now rule by proxy instead of directly. The main way the colonizers stopped this support from happening was to reinforce in the minds of the people sect, tribe, and nationality over their identity as Muslims. They greatly wanted the people to think of themselves as Sunni, Shia, Iraqi, Lebanese, Syrian, Jordanian, from tribe X and tribe Y, and their identity as a Muslim as last on the list. That way, if anyone ever does rise up on Haqq, the only supporters they will find are those from their sect, tribe, and nation, which will not be enough to overturn the rule of the colonizers. This is the 'divide and conquer' rule that has been used since the time of Pharoh(la). As Muslims, we say our loyalty is to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), to the Haqq, and to Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h) comes first before anything else. Those are mostly just words, for most people, because in practice if someone like Imam Khomeni(رضي الله عنه) rises up based on those principles, they find little support outside of their own sect and nation. So the plan of the colonizers has worked. We must all realize that, and try to change ourselves so we think of ourselves as Muslims first, and our loyalty is to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h) come before our loyalty to our nation, tribe, and sect. If they would have adopted the principles of the Islamic Revolution and supported those who rose up based on Haqq, these colonial powers would have had no choice but to withdrawl from the area and the ME would be a completely different place today. So the current calamities can be traced to British and Western colonialism AND the failure of the people to support those who rose up against this system with Haqq. As long as this failure keeps happening, the colonial system will continue, or be replaced by a worse and more evil system. The power to change the current system is always in the hands of the people, not in the hands of the colonizers.
    1 point
  22. This is only a batalant lie which KSA backed Al-Arabiya has claimed without any document or evidence . https://rasekhoon.net/article/show/1121286/حاضر-بود-دست-شاگردش-را-ببوسد https://www.irdc.ir/fa/news/5333/اقدامات-آیت‌الله-بروجردی-برای-وحدت-شیعه-و-سنی-شیخ-شلتوت-خطاب-به-آیت‌الله-بروجردی-به-جاى-دعاهايى-كه-عقب-نماز-می‌خواندم-اكنون-نامه-شما-را-می‌خوانم https://www.taghrib.com/ar https://www.taghrib.com/fa http://www.imam-khomeini.ir/fa/k1/سرویس_های_اطلاع_رسانی/s5/جهان/n2270/فرمان_امام_خمینی(ره)_برای_قطع_رابطه_با_مصر http://www.imam-khomeini.ir/fa/c76_149860/پرسش_و_پاسخ/سیاسی/علت_دستور_امام_خمینی_ره_برای_قطع_روابط_جمهوری_اسلامی_ایران_و_مصر_چه_
    1 point
  23. Assalamu Alaikum Dear Sister, I hope I'm able to help. I've went through these times as well where you don't feel connected to God and I still do from time to time. I've read hadiths from Imam Ali (عليه السلام) that our hearts from time to time need to be revitalised because at times we feel connected to God and times we don't. He said that whenever you feel disconnected, try to read some good words or ahadiths to bring your spirit back up. What helped me was taking the steps to learn more about Islam and tried to created a program regarding what and when I should learn. One series of lectures that have helped me improve my connection with God is this, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWDyY0v4a8BDuu0Iy8VmZJsQwdy4iyBN7. I'm only up to the 5th lecture and it has already changed my perspective of everything, which was brought simply by changing how I prayer. You mentioned that pray out of habit, I did the same as well, try taking notes after watching the lectures on the spiritual manner and secrets of salaat and try your best to implement them, trust me it will open so many doors. Reading the tafsir of Surah al-Fatiha from the same Sheikh on Tafsir al-Mizan also moved me as well and gave me a new perspective, there's a lot of beauty behind the Surah which we recite daily. Try as well, instead of just reciting the Qur'an, try reading some books on tafsir, I'm reading these ones currently, https://www.al-islam.org/enlightening-commentary-light-holy-quran-vol-1, https://www.al-islam.org/al-mizan-exegesis-quran-volume-1-sayyid-muhammad-husayn-tabatabai with the help of these lectures, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGpGEfBFqEitIjOzIWwciuTpPc2jGRjqT. With regards to what you are experiencing from your community, someone else would have to speak about this for I'm not too sure about how to deal with it. With regards to women being inferior because of the hadiths you heard, the way I was taught too see is that the only thing that determines whether someone is better than the other is the taqwa and piety, irrespective of gender, race and any other factor, During the Prophet's time, he was mocked for not having a child to continue his legacy. Usually, it's said that a boy will continue the bloodline or the lineage of their father. However, God gave him a daughter named Syeda Fatima and it was through her the Imams were born. Through Fatima till this day there are so many descendants of the Prophet, those who mocked him for not having a male child are barely even remembered. But the Prophets name is everywhere. I'm not too sure if I conveyed the idea I intended but in short words, it was the daughter of the prophet (not the son) who continued his lineage and legacy that remains even till this day. What about Syeda Zainab, she was crucial to the revival of Islam after the death of Imam Hussein, She alone had so much impact on the survival Islam which just goes to show that even though she was female, she was in no way inferior to the men, in fact better. There are so many great women figures in Islam and throughout the history of time. I'm going to continue this post at a later time but I just wanted to give some words in the mean time, i hope this helps. With Duas and Salams
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  24. I think a lot of people have been taken in by the American/Western 'freedom' Kool-Aid, certainly they've been whacking us Muslims over the head on Shiachat for at least the last nearly 20 years that I have been here. In reality that 'freedom' mantra worked within a given, fairly stable, unthreatened environment where the political, military, industrial complex was so powerful that it could handle any dissent, that was primarily around social and economic issues. Nevertheless this was presented as the epitome of human development. It's now been shown to be kaput when you are dealing with a natural phenomenon against which the usual tools of the state are powerless. In this situation the methods used by countries we have been taught to despise are actually more effective. If you allow anti-mask/anti-lockdown rallies by the politically motivated it can cause the germ of doubt to breed within the weak-willed and ignorant. Yes banning them curtails freedom of expression etc. but honestly that was always a chimera. So, for example, there need be no continued debate around masks. There's enough evidence that they work and when someone wears one it protects others, so at a social level they should be mandatory. No ifs or buts.
    1 point
  25. Quran313

    Crushed

    Sister, go with your husband only and dont think of anyone else. Enjoy the life with your husband. Ask him that you want more attention from him, more love, etc. Forget about other men. You can make the best relationship and love with your halal partner. Take advantage and do your best to keep your husband happy and ask him to keep you happy by more attention etc. that you said.
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  26. Salaam brother, You already provided references about using the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) as waseelah. Here is another verse from the Quran: [4:64] And We did not send any messenger but that he should be obeyed by Allah's permission; and had they, when they were unjust to themselves, come to you and asked forgiveness of Allah and the Messenger had (also) asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah Oft-returning (to mercy), Merciful. Allah is recommending asking forgiveness through the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). Quran is eternal so asking the Prophet (saw ) as waseelah is also an eternal command.
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  27. Allahumma salli ala muhammadiw wa ali muhammadin wa ajjil faraja hum Rabbinee lima anzalta ilayya min khayrin faqir Audhu billahi minash shaytanir rajeem دع كل الشتائم ضدي تُعاد سبعة أضعاف. Astaghfirillah Ya Allah, protect my sister from further harm and abuse Ya as-Sadiq, pray on my behalf, to Al-Haqq that my friend is guided to Islam and healed of her headaches. Verily with hardship comes ease. (إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا - 94:6) Ya Kadhim, pray to As-Sabur on my behalf that me and my brother in Islam are rewarded with a wife each and also that he can find the strength and to overcome his sadness. Verily with hardship comes ease. (إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا - 94:6) Ya Ridha, pray to Al-Wadud on my behalf that she gets peace of mind, verily with hardship comes ease. (إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا - 94:6) Ya Taqi, pray to Al Hakim on my behalf that my burden is lessened and I get the strength to take this deen and the sanctity of my life seriously. Verily with hardship comes ease. (إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا - 94:6) I ask nothing more than for our happiness and well-being. May we all be protected from the plague by Your permission. Ya Rabb, help me in finding a good wife in the same boat as me, who also understands and accepts me as I am. May she find peace and be filled with joy wherever she goes. May she have the strength and courage to find me, love me and live with me. May she find and be filled with much wisdom and clarity in her words and from her experiences. May she in her kindness, share these experiences with me and help us grow together. Verily with hardship comes ease. (إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا - 94:6)
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  28. The only Sustainer is Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). When he (عليه السلام) dies, the time for raj'ah will come. The reliable hadiths are clear that the Earth cannot exist without a hujjah. http://www.imamiyya.com/hadith/usul-kafi/book-4/chapter-5 http://www.imamiyya.com/hadith/kamal-deen/chapter-21
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  29. Because A spirit that dwells amoung the people or place is self evident an creation that have location, or properties of descending and ascending. David asking God not to remove the Spirit is self evident of creation that manifest God will for particular capacity, location and time. And also I checked the same concept from Judaism. It is very odd that the only person that believe it is God Himself is no other than Paul. No previous prophets have ever said it is God Essence. Show me in the old testament that the Spirit is very of His essence. It is not matter of capability, it is matter that there is no such a thing as His Essence goes down or up. The presence is itself an creation. And God is not located in Heaven because He is not in place, thus all these attributes of Up and Down are limiting God to space and time. All physical and spiritual manifestation of God are not His Essence but are all creation to become an manifest of His will and they all have their own essences and limitations.
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  30. If there are answers to these questions by evidences these are awaited. (from Zaidiya)
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  31. Are you sure this saying is about choosing Abu Bakr over Ali ?
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  32. Can you say 'I reject the Caliphate of Abu Bakr which I consider oppression' and still be considered from amongst Ahl al sunna walk jama`a ?
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  33. Allah can designate and grant power how he wills, as you know. For example, Jesus ((عليه السلام)) raised the dead, by permission of Allah. Likewise, similar powers can be granted to the Imam of our time. My point of saying this: in effect, you are pointing out a paradox; no means to reach our Imam who is present with the people but not physically there. So I ask, how are you capable to reach Allah? In effect, Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)) put up a veil against the caliphate and concealed himself for 6 months. He did not slaughter ibn abu quahafa and ibn al khattab and othman etc. I mention this because later you claim that Imam Ali always fought against false leaders, and that he and his sons did not hide themselves at all etc. etc. That's simply not true. I will go further than that and point out that the Prophet (pbuhf) did conceal himself for years. The people did not have access to his revelation throughout his life. After he received revelation from Jibrael ((عليه السلام)); he confided only in a select few, then later only near relatives, and only much much later did he go public. Is this not a form of concealment? A lack of declaration? Where was he when Ammar was speaking on his family getting tortured? The Prophet, the strongest warrior, why did he not go save them with the ease that he could have? The answer to all these questions is simple; they act for the benefit of Islam. If they fight, it's for Islam. If they don't fight and stay silent and even conceal themselves, it's for Islam. And both the Prophet (pbuhf), Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)) demonstrated this at varying stages of their lives. Just to stick the nail in the coffin; at the largest turning point in Islam, Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)) didn't pick up a sword and kill the usurpers and oppressors, he chose patience while people fell into evil all around him. Bold claim. I ask you, are you cognizant of all the mercies Allah has showered upon you? Certainly you must admit not. Thus you cannot dictate that there is a mercy, no matter the form, that we cannot reach when we are not even aware of the mercies bestowed upon us. Cool, the Imam doesn't tell us verbally and directly that using a computer 24 hours a day 7 days a week or whatever is haram because he is not physically present on planet Earth the same way we are apparently, yes? Please explain to me how every single person across the world benefitted from Imam Ali's direct instructions when he was alive. In fact, please answer if direct instruction from a chosen guide on religious law was even necessary to be among the guided? (Spoiler: As I recall it there was a young man who never met the Prophet (pbuhf) yet was still counted among the best of people) Feel free to admit that is your own personal interpretation and is not founded on the basis of whether the actions of the Imams preserves Islam or not. So tell me, the Quran is preserved and still around, yes? Where is that other weighty thing which isn't supposed to separate until it enters the Prophet's presence? Wrapping up, Ultimately you are just upset that there is no direct instruction from a messenger/guide to answer all your personal life problems. I wager had you been born in the era of the Prophet (pbuhf) but never met him, you would be in a similar internal conflict you are now; why doesn't God send him to my city? Why isn't he made available to me, directly? Why can't he tell me what I should and shouldn't do to my face or through FaceTime, pun intended? In conclusion, there is a guide for humanity at all times, we do benefit from the Imam though we perceive it not, and he will return when Allah deems it fitting. “If you were to count God’s favors, you would not be able to number them; most surely humanity is very unjust, very ungrateful.” (Qur’an, 14:34)
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  34. Ah that makes sense. Thank you. So perhaps things that we have in our memory all happened at once? Perhaps is one eternal action of Kun Faya Kūn? And perhaps because “we” are the waves of Consciousness or Being, we perceive things in the sense of before / after, where our finite mind is filtering eternity that Is. Allahu A’lam.
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  35. Is time a real thing, or just a concept that we use to organize our thoughts? If all that has been or ever will be has already been created, maybe time is just the way we perceive,
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  36. Abu Hadi

    Crushed

    What you need to understand is what you feel for this man (the one who is not your husband) is infatuation, not love. This man, who is acting in wrong ways with you although he knows that your married has a low character. Only a man with a low character would do this. A man who had honor and believed in Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and the Day of Judgement would never, ever do this, even if you were the last women on earth. So whatever you think you are getting out of this relationship is an illusion, like a mirage in the desert. It will disappear just as quickly and the only thing you will have left is the consequences of this sin, which you will be dealing with for a long time. Again, my advice and the advice of everyone else so far is to end this relationship, forget that this guy exists, and ask Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) to forgive you after you do the process of Tauba, as outlined by Imam Ali((عليه السلام)) http://www.duas.org/repentance.htm
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  37. A muslim would prefer living in a place where the society functions based on Haqq. Haqq means truth, justice, and putting things in their proper place according to their real and not perceived (by the society) value. The Sharia is only a means (not the goal) to get to a society which is based on Haqq. When you say 'Sharia', you should remember that the real Sharia is based on authentic hadith from Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h) and Ahl Al Bayt((عليه السلام)), not the fake 'Sharia' put into practice by groups like Taliban and ISIS. A society that implements Haqq based on teaching of Ahl Al Bayt((عليه السلام)) on a society wide level and in a comprehensive way doesn't exist currently. As others have said, the closest thing we have to it is Iran, but there are issues there too, since Iran is living in a perpetual state of war with the Taghuti powers of the world and so cannot implement it fully and completely. The main reason why is because they have to spend such a large amount of energy / resources on survival and defense (because they are constantly under attack), they cannot use those resources in the way that they are meant to be used, Islamically, i.e. to improve the general conditions of the people in their own country. So the short answer to the question is that many Western countries implement parts of the Haqq that help the society to prosper economically, and this is part of Islam. They would never call it Islamic, but this is what it is. Things such as medicare, social security, the community college system, the 'social safety net', etc. The fact that elderly people are given free medical care (practically free) and given a salary by the govt means that their children have less of a burden vis a via their older parents and can use those resources that normally would have gone to this to help their own children and make their family life better, economically. The fact that Western Countries invest a great deal of money and resources in making post secondary education (college and university) available to the masses and not just a few extremely brilliant and / or children of the wealthy only increases the overall education level of the society. When the overall education level of the society is increased, the society prospers economically. It prospers in many ways. First is because an educated person is a better employee and is more capable of being mentally flexible and adapting to the challenges of working in a company where goals and priorities are constantly shifting is response to market forces. They are also better able to learn and retain new information that they need to do their job. When you have an educated work force, this make those places more attractive to companies, which will then hire people and then the companies themselves will do better (economically) and then the general society will do better. Companies are not looking for a few geniuses, they are looking for a large group of educated and capable employees, a large pool of talent they can draw from. This is what the West offers these companies, which is why most of them are located there. Both these examples, care for the elderly / parents and valuing education and learning through life are part of Islam. These are Islamic values that have been implemented in the West and have been forgotten about in 'Muslim' countries. Whoever implements these values will get the result, whether they are muslim or non muslim and whoever forgets about these values will get the bad results of forgetting about them. This is a rule that was set in place by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) The Western societies are also not implementing the Haqq in a comprehensive way. The parts that they are ignoring (like the Haqq of marriage, family, eating / drinking, halal / haram rizq, etc) are damaging the society in a profound way. If you look at the rate of suicide, abortion, gun violence, rape, drug abuse, etc, they are all increasing at a rapid rate. Eventually, the bad consequences of not implementing this part of the Haqq will nullify the effects of implementing the other parts of the Haqq and the socitie(s) will collapse and disintegrate, just like what happened to all the societies in the past which implemented parts of the Haqq and ignored other parts. Some say this is already happening, some say it will happen in the near future, but eventually it will happen. When Muslims observe the West (those in Muslim countries), they see what they want to see, the don't see the full reality of the situation.
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  38. 1. “Al-Tabari” – Tarikh Tabari” – vol. 2, p 164 /// “Ibn Hisham” – Sirah al-Nabawiyah – vol. 5, p 96 2. Surah Al-Shu’ara’ – verse 216 3. “Ismail Bukhari” – Sahih Bukhari – vol. 3, p 1157 http://en.al-shia.org/content/why-messenger-allah-did-not-punish-“khalid-ibn-walid” 3. Sahih of al-Bukhari, vol.3 p.48, also mentioned by Ahmad bin Hanbal in his Musnad. 4. Mentioned by Ibn Jareer in his Tareekh, Ibnul Atheer in his Tareekh and all the historians and biographers who have recorded the biography of Khalid. Ibn Abdul Birr said in his book al-Istee’ab after mentioning this story: “This is a true tradition”. 4. Tareekh al-Khulafa’ by as-Sayooti. Ibn at-Taqtaqi said in his book at-Tareekh al-Fakhri, p.107: “ Abbas Mahmood al-Aqqad has mentioned this event in his book Abqariyat Umar. https://www.erfan.ir/english/89831.html
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  39. Condolences. Passed away. His biography is at the site: https://www.imams.us/condolences-on-the-passing-of-his-eminence-syed-tilmizul-hasanain-rizvi/
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  40. I hate to break it to you, but Shiachat is not a big corporation and we'd do the same as Facebook, in this instance. If a small number of loony tunes made a post saying that AIDS does not exist, we'd likely ignore it. But if as is currently happening (around the internet and on this site) we had a dozen crazies questioning covid 19, yes we would take action. It's a matter of scale. And specifically in the case of Shiachat we know that visitors to this site are more likely to belong to demographic groups that are vaccine hesitant and we don't want to encourage that. There's plenty wrong with Facebook, big Tech, big Pharma etc.but wild conspiracy theories are actually detracting from the real problems with them.
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  41. I prefer to live in a country where I can practice my religion as a Shia Muslim. That’s what matters to me.
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  42. The West are NOT perfect, however: Because the countries in the West are more organized in many different ways. Because in the west you get treated with respected regardless of faith. Because in the West, you can be of any faith, any race, any culture. Because in the West, there is more opportunity to educated and for the youth to become successful e.g doctors Because in the West, the education, tax, environmental department, transport systems etc are more organised and developed. Because in the West, even dogs are treated well. Because in the West, there are organizations to help the needy, homeless, etc Because in the West, they have well Fire Fighters, better hospitals, the police are better equipped and trained etc. Because in the West, there is better court system and better access to legal aid. Because in the West, there is welfare support for people with difficulties. I can go and on. In Our countries (muslim countries), always constant fights between different sect of the religions. Our countries are filled with injustice and oppression. Our countries, if you want something to be done, you may have to bribe the officers/person in charge. You more likely to face discrimination if you are of different race, religion etc. In Our countries, nothing is organized. Some of the kids/youth have to go to work at early age to make a living due family situation and no government support. I would rather live in a the West Country, ruled by Atheists rather than to live in Muslim Country. (e.g. look at my country Afghanistan and these thugs/criminals talk about implementing sharia laws). If I were to be born as a Dog or any other animal, I would rather live in the West because there is better change of being treated appropriately The So called "Shariah Law" has been implemented in many wrong ways, all its been used to cut hands, to cut heads, to oppress women etc. Either the Shariah Law needs to be looked at and see what's applicable in current society or to be interrupted correctly. E.g. if a law is seen to be inhumane, then it should not be applied.
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  43. https://www.ft.com/content/a8bf33e2-2382-4136-bba6-e7dc01d1e74e
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  44. Once upon a time there were three little islands, separated by thousands of miles. One was called Swampy, because for most of its history it had been a swamp. The other was called Rocky because there was a big hill across most of it and Dusty was surrounded by sand. As you can probably tell, there was not really much on Swampy, Rocky or Dusty to excite people and not many animals went there either. But all three lay just on the edge of large continents and all the other lands and islands around the continents laughed at Swampy, Rocky and Dusty because while civilisations grew everywhere else, nothing much ever happened there. So for thousands of years as people fought over other lands and rivers and mountains, these three little islands lay undisturbed, except for some fishermen. Because it seemed to anyone who did ever land there, that there really was nothing much worth staying for, let alone fighting over. Then after thousands of years of solitude, things changed. Swampy, Rocky and Dusty were the same as they had always been. But the people who lived on other lands and islands changed or rather they made changes. They changed their small ships into big ocean going ones and with that came the chance to travel to faraway places. Now Swampy and Rocky were no longer islands on the edge. They were on the route to somewhere and people needed to visit them. As the visitors for buying and selling grew, so even more people came, because customers love having a choice. But still Swampy was hot, sticky and mosquitoey, because mosquitoes like hot and sticky places. And again someone, somewhere else discovered electricity and as often happens with big discoveries other people invented lots of other things that use electricity and one of them was the air-conditioner. Suddenly Swampy wasn’t hot and sticky anymore. Actually, by now the people who now lived on Swampy (who were rich from the trading and cool from the air-conditioning) looked down on all those other people who were hot and sweaty, just as Swampy had been looked down on for all those centuries. What about Dusty? Well Dusty saw all its neighbours grow rich since they were sitting on top of lots of oil, which they could sell to people driving cars. But Dusty couldn’t share in all this wealth because Dusty only had gas and it was impossible to put gas on a ship to send to another country far far away. Then, one day, someone discovered how you can covert gas into a liquid and that can be put on a ship and suddenly Dusty was very rich indeed. So is that a happy ending? Well other lands and islands made fun of Singapore (Swampy) and Dusty (Qatar) and Rocky (Hong Kong) for all those centuries and they didn’t see how things can change. Who knows what will happen in the future? Who knows whether the places we think are poor today will one day become rich (because someone somewhere discovers something that totally changes what we think they are).
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  45. Qa'im

    A Mutah Thread

    æ ÍóÏóøËóäóÇ ÇáúÍóÓóäõ ÇáúÍõáúæóÇäöíõø ÍóÏóøËóäóÇ ÚóÈúÏõ ÇáÑóøÒóøÇÞö ÃóÎúÈóÑóäóÇ ÇÈúäõ ÌõÑóíúÌò ÞóÇáó ÞóÇáó ÚóØóÇÁñ ÞóÏöãó ÌóÇÈöÑõ Èúäõ ÚóÈúÏö Çááóøåö ãõÚúÊóãöÑðÇ ÝóÌöÆúäóÇåõ Ýöí ãóäúÒöáöåö ÝóÓóÃóáóåõ ÇáúÞóæúãõ Úóäú ÃóÔúíóÇÁó Ëõãóø ÐóßóÑõæÇ ÇáúãõÊúÚóÉó ÝóÞóÇáó äóÚóãú ÇÓúÊóãúÊóÚúäóÇ Úóáóì ÚóåúÏö ÑóÓõæáö Çááóøåö Õóáóøì Çááóøåõ Úóáóíúåö æóÓóáóøãó æóÃóÈöí ÈóßúÑò æóÚõãóÑó Ibn Jurayj reported from ‘Ataa’ that Jabir ibn Abdullah came to perform Umrah and we came to his abode. The people asked him about different things, then they mentioned the issue of muta’ah. Jabir ibn Abdullah said, “Yes, we performed muta’ah during the life of Rasulullah, Abu Bakr, and ‘Umar.” [sahih Muslim 1405, some electronic editions 2496] ÍóÏóøËóäöí ãõÍóãóøÏõ Èúäõ ÑóÇÝöÚò ÍóÏóøËóäóÇ ÚóÈúÏõ ÇáÑóøÒóøÇÞö ÃóÎúÈóÑóäóÇ ÇÈúäõ ÌõÑóíúÌò ÃóÎúÈóÑóäöí ÃóÈõæ ÇáÒõøÈóíúÑö ÞóÇáó ÓóãöÚúÊõ ÌóÇÈöÑó Èúäó ÚóÈúÏö Çááóøåö íóÞõæáõ ßõäóøÇ äóÓúÊóãúÊöÚõ ÈöÇáúÞóÈúÖóÉö ãöäú ÇáÊóøãúÑö æóÇáÏóøÞöíÞö ÇáúÃóíóøÇãó Úóáóì ÚóåúÏö ÑóÓõæáö Çááóøåö Õóáóøì Çááóøåõ Úóáóíúåö æóÓóáóøãó æóÃóÈöí ÈóßúÑò ÍóÊóøì äóåóì Úóäúåõ ÚõãóÑõ Ýöí ÔóÃúäö ÚóãúÑöæ Èúäö ÍõÑóíúËò Jabir ibn Abdullah said, “We did muta’ah giving a handful of dates or flour as dower during the lifetime of Rasulullah and during the time of Abu Bakr until ‘Umar had forbidden it in the case of ‘Amr ibn Hurayth.” [Muslim 1405, electronic version 2497] ÍóÏóøËóäóÇ ãõÍóãóøÏõ Èúäõ ÈóÔóøÇÑò ÍóÏóøËóäóÇ ÛõäúÏóÑñ ÍóÏóøËóäóÇ ÔõÚúÈóÉõ Úóäú ÃóÈöí ÌóãúÑóÉó ÞóÇáó ÓóãöÚúÊõ ÇÈúäó ÚóÈóøÇÓò ÓõÆöáó Úóäú ãõÊúÚóÉö ÇáäöøÓóÇÁö ÝóÑóÎóøÕó ÝóÞóÇáó áóåõ ãóæúáðì áóåõ ÅöäóøãóÇ Ðóáößó Ýöí ÇáúÍóÇáö ÇáÔóøÏöíÏö æóÝöí ÇáäöøÓóÇÁö ÞöáóøÉñ Ãóæú äóÍúæóåõ ÝóÞóÇáó ÇÈúäõ ÚóÈóøÇÓò äóÚóãú From Abi Jamrah who said that I heard Ibn ‘Abbas being asked about muta’ah with women and he permitted it. One of the freed-slaves of his said ‘That is only in severe cases and when women are scarce [or similar] and Ibn ‘Abbas said, “Yes!” [bukhari 5116 - Dar-us-Salam print] æÇáãÍÕäÇÊ ãä ÇáäÓÇÁ ÅáÇ ãÇ ãáßÊ ÃíãÇäßã ßÊÇÈ Çááå Úáíßã æÃÍá áßã ãÇ æÑÇÁ Ðáßã Ãä ÊÈÊÛæÇ ÈÃãæÇáßã ãÍÕäíä ÛíÑ ãÓÇÝÍíä ÝãÇ ÇÓÊãÊÚÊã Èå ãäåä ÝÂÊæåä ÃÌæÑåä ÝÑíÖÉ æáÇ ÌäÇÍ Úáíßã ÝíãÇ ÊÑÇÖíÊã Èå ãä ÈÚÏ ÇáÝÑíÖÉ Åä Çááå ßÇä ÚáíãÇ ÍßíãÇ Also (prohibited are) women already married, except those whom your right hands possess: Thus hath Allah ordained (Prohibitions) against you: Except for these, all others are lawful, provided ye seek (them in marriage) with gifts from your property,- desiring chastity, not lust, seeing that ye derive benefit from them , give them their dowers (at least) as prescribed; but if, after a dower is prescribed, agree Mutually (to vary it), there is no blame on you, and Allah is All-knowing, All-wise.(Musannaf Abd ar-Razzaq 14022) There is a difference of opinion in Sunni narrations as to when the Prophet (pbuh) actually "forbade" mut`a. The hadith above says that he banned it during Khaybar. Sahih Muslim, Book 8, Hadith 3260 says it was banned on the conquest of Mecca. Here's a question: why did the Prophet (pbuh) tell his companions to do mut`a? Has the Prophet ever commanded the Muslims to do an action that would later be haram? For example - did the Prophet ever encourage the consumption of alcohol prior to it being forbidden? What about pork? Other forbidden foods, relationships, etc.? From a Shi`i perspective, there are an overwhelming amount of hadiths from the Imams that allow mut`a and encourage it in some situations. That is sufficient for us. Even if the hadith above were authentic, it may refer to a temporary ban during the battle of Khaybar. The hadith also mentions donkeys, which in Ja`fari fiqh, is halal but should not be eaten in situations where they are needed. The Prophet (pbuh) did indeed ban the eating of donkeys during Khaybar, but that was a logistical move and not a legal one. He (pbuh) wanted to preserve the animals as they were carrying the supplies of the Muslims. We find in the Sunni hadiths that the Prophet (pbuh) allowed mut`a for at least two battles, and banned it for Khaybar - it would make sense that temporary marriage would be acceptable for some wars and not for others; depending on the situation. The fact that such personalities as Ibn `Abbas (ra), Jabir b. `Abdullah (ra), Ibn Mas`ud (ra), and Asmaa' bint Abu Bakr deemed mut`a to be halal means that it either was not made haram, or only disallowed contextually/temporarily. And Ja`fari fiqh disallows mut`a in some situations as well. -Imam as-Sadiq forbade it from several of his companions -Mut`a is disliked when one has no need of it -Mut`a is disliked when it involves abomination or corruption of women -Mut`a is disliked when it is with someone famous for fornication* -Along with other stipulations of the shari`a
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  46. wayfarer.

    Turbah

    Lol, yes sunnism is rooted in shirk because they worship the cloth, what is this if not polytheistic adoration ? Big time Biddah astaghfirullah
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  47. Hijab is just a piece of cloth. Nothing more. It's not an indication of how good your iman is, or how chaste you are. Hijab is a personal choice that the woman herself, and only her alone should decide. Egypt has one of the world's highest rate of sexual harassment and groping. Despite the fact that 9 out of 10 egyptian women wear hijab. When men blame women for their own lack of decency and self-control, it just shows that those men are pathetic beta males
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  48. Wasalam, Simple explanation: our religion is sexist.
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  49. During the height of Arab nationalism, Turkish nationalism (Atatürkism/Kemalism), Persian nationalism (Āryāmehr "Light of the Aryans") etc. the various Islamic revivalist movements of the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's etc. didn't have the luxury of being sectarian and stupid. “Since the days of its founder, Muslim Brotherhood has strong relationship with Shia that started in 1938 when Imam Khomeini visited Cairo and met Hassan al-Banna, which led to the establishment of ‘House of bringing Islamic sects together’ in 1947, of which al-Banna was a member.” https://english.alarabiya.net/in-translation/2020/07/26/Why-do-members-of-the-Muslim-Brotherhood-and-Islamic-Group-become-Shia-
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