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  1. Well, protest is happening. It happens everywhere. Not everything is CIA, coup, Western interference. People in Iran previously protested for job, inflation, giving unnecessary aid to Palestine, now for forced hijaab. The government of Iran and Khamenei and Raisi, like others, are fallible, make (intentional) mistakes. At such times, your enemy will interfere, happens everywhere. Protests are real. Get over it.
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  2. You mean like a kaffan ? Isn't that how Muslims are usually buried ?
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  3. Bismehe Ta3ala Assalam Alikum Brother, Don't expect answers from the opposition. They are busy working for Tel Aviv, sharing old videos of previous events and posting them as current. God expose them and humiliate the impostors. We know how they operate, they will try to silence you, by saying what are you doing living in the west, since they have nothing else to shame you with. Lol. They secretly hate and despise Islam. M3 Salamah, FE AMIN ALLAH
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  4. Nonsense. There is no justification to force people about matters that does not belongs to public, like forcing prayer, faith, fasting, charity etc. Hijab is different because it is an public matter that Islamic society see it as something wajib to use in public. The brother made an faulty analogy and try to justify that it has some weight.
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  5. Salamualaikom warahmatullah. When we call ourselves Shia of Ali (عليه السلام), often Sunnis get angry and tell us to follow the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) instead. They think that when we call ourselves Shia of Ali, we're following Ali and not the Prophet. They assume that we respect Ali more than the Prophet. However, following Ali is the same as following the Prophet. Ali's (عليه السلام) path leads to Mohammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). There's a hadeeth in Bihar al-Anwar which can silence the Sunnis with one sentence. كتاب المحتضر للحسن بن سليمان مما رواه من كتاب المعراج عن الصدوق عن الحسن بن محمد بن سعيد عن فرات بن إبراهيم عن محمد بن ظهير عن أحمد بن عبد الملك عن الحسين بن راشد والفضل بن جعفر عن إسحاق بن بشر عن ليث بن أبي سليم عن ابن عباس قال: سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله لما أسري به إلى السماء السابعة ثم أهبط إلى الأرض يقول لعلي بن أبي طالب عليه السلام: يا علي إن لله تبارك وتعالى كان - وساق الحديث مثل ما مر إلى قوله - وولدك ولدي، وشيعتك شيعتي، وأولياؤك أوليائي وهم معك غدا في الجنة جيراني Kitab al-Mahtadar of al-Hasan Ibn Soleiman from what he narrated from Kitab al-Miraj from al-Sadouq, from al-Hasan Ibn Mohammed Ibn Sa'eed, from Farat Ibn Ibraheem, from Mohammed Ibn Zaheer, from Ahmed Ibn Abdul Malek, from al-Husayn Ibn Rashed and al-Mufaddal Ibn Jafar, from Ishaq Ibn Bashir Ibn Layth Ibn Abi Solaym, from Ibn Abbas who said: 'I heard the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), when he was taken to the seventh heaven and then descended to Earth, he was saying to Ali Ibn Abi Taleb (عليه السلام): "O Ali! Allah, Blessed and Exalted - and the hadeeth is like what was passed on to his saying - your sons are my sons, your shi'a are my shi'a, you friends are my friends, and Tomorrow they are with you in Paradise, [as] my neighbours." (Source: Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 25, P. 3) The shi'a of Ali are the shi'a of the Prophet. We aren't only the shi'a of Ali, but we are also the shi'a of Rasoulullah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ أُولَٰئِكَ هُمْ خَيْرُ الْبَرِيَّةِ Indeed those who have faith and do righteous deeds - it is they who are the best of creatures. [98:7]
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  6. What makes it worse is that there are forces at play who are more interested in making hay while the sun shines, than in negotiating any reasonable compromise/solution. In my living memory itself there have been occasions when the government has been quite willing to bend. I have been listening to figures seen to be close to the higher ups (students of the leader included) who have given signs that all is not well with how the law enforcement, especially Gasht -e- Ershad operates, and that they would like things to change. But how do you discuss reforms with those who don't want a reform, but an overhaul? Even if we are to look at the theoretical possibilities of a change of guard, given the geopolitical realities, I don't see how any other regime that succeeds can break a fundamental new ground in foreign or domestic policy. We don't live in an egalitarian world order. Even if another dispensation comes to power, it will have to make a choice between toeing the NATO line, or resisting it. There's no third option. If it chooses the former, then it's merely a reversion to the pre-1979 conditions with mostly cosmetic and a few far-reaching changes (including, as you have expressed your concern, the Qom hawza going for a toss and tanking, very much like Najaf and al-Azhar today), and if it chooses the latter way, then things stay very much the same (skyrocketing inflation, sanctions in place, diplomatic isolation), again, with a few cosmetic changes. Given that Iran, or any country today, is not operating in a geopolitical vacuum, people will learn the hard way that a regime change is not the solution, as the Libyans and the Egyptians have learnt to their sorrow. Omar Sha'ban, the boy who ratted Gaddafi out of his bunker, died of lack of treatment in a post-Gaddafi Libya. I distinctly remember his family speaking in an interview, saying that they were the ones who killed Gaddafi, now they are the ones who want him back. I still believe that left to themselves, the internal contradictions can be worked out and the government and the disaffected youth can pretty well come to a reasonable compromise. It is the meddling which is making the matters worse, egging on both sides to harden their stance,which makes any solution impossible.
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  7. Exactly. The more you concede, the more people will ask for more and more concessions. I think us humans will never be satisfied, so to make it simpler, draw the line where Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) draws the line. People can where their immodest clothes in their private gatherings if they are so bent on showing their hair and bodies to others.
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  8. In Iran, a father would never give his daughter a ghusl. According to Islamic burial procedures, a woman gives a female a ghusl and a man gives a male his ghusl.
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  9. Let's imaging for a second that all the evidence shown so far is fake and made up by the 'regime' and that she really was beaten to death by a policeman. If you look at, at least my posts, I say that this is a possibility and that it could happen, although there is no evidence that it 'DID' happen (two totally different things). So what is the solution then ? Start rioting and looting and killing police officers ? Would that bring justice for this lady or would that bring her (theoretical) killer to justice ? Also, another problem is that most of these young people who are doing the rioting have no memory of living under the neo colonialist puppet regime of the Shah. I guarantee you that if the riots are successful and the IRI falls, who will take over will be another neo colonialist puppet regime who will be worse than the Shah. If betting wasn't haram, I would bet all my wealth that this would be the result. If they think the IRI 'regime' is brutal because (possibly) one lady was beaten, would they like to replace it with a regime (the Shah) who mowed down thousands of unarmed people in the street with machine guns, under the orders of their puppet masters in Washington in 1977 and 1978? Is that what the people of Iran really want ? I think the people who are rioting need to ask themselves this question.
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  10. Well, the so called freedom (in fact, self worship) you are advocating is to support people disobey the Lord which is the way of secular shaitan. So, I was hoping you would look at the matters in the eyes of shia islam; but you are bringing secular-Godless rhetorics indoctrinated to you by the American regime. https://www.al-islam.org/freedom-unstated-facts-and-points-muhammad-taqi-misbah-yazdi
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  11. Correct. Ordered women. And the rational expectation is that their iman and free thought/choice will lead them to be adequately modest, in whichever wide array of ways they feel so. And if it doesn't, then it doesn't. It is ultimately her own responsibility and the decision is left up to the woman to make for herself. Not the authorities. Mostly, the very general principles are given to us such as don't be lustful, don't draw attention inappropriately, don't go all haywire and show your genitals. Islam encourages all humans to maintain a certain level of public decency, which is (partially) what was meant in 24:31 by "cover your bosoms with your khimar" - since Arab women already observed some form of head covering (probably a turban) prior to Islam, and most of them would cover their breasts as well, however there were some who'd leave a significant portion of their cleavage exposed - either knowingly or unknowingly - by tying their khimar so it fell behind their heads and/or by wearing deep-neck tops. So for them was the command to draw their covering over their breasts. This never meant to give governments a free pass to enforce the head covering - which itself is only a part of what modesty could entail.
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  12. I mean yeah, there's some trash on Quora, but also there are many Muslims too. It's like anything, there are good, bad and ugly.
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  13. Because of all the reasons Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) ordered women to wear hijab in the first place. To preserve her honour, to prevent objectification, etc.
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  14. We absolutely should, and have many of them InshAllah. Deciding to have none is wrong on so many levels, first off, it’s unnatural (hence un-Islamic) for living beings to not procreate on purpose, second and maybe more important, it’s a tacit way of saying that we TRULY don’t believe in Allah’s presence in our lives. And the worst of all, deciding to not have kids could be counted as a possible act of hopelessness, which in itself is a major sin immediately after Shirk. Kids doing silly things, kids making mistakes, kids even getting in sinful acts, is all normal human behavior, that ought to be understood, and must be corrected; but adapting this annihilated view of the world, of having no kids, one should really reject. Besides pledging to remain unmarried (some forms of Christianity), LGBT, and other such nonsense, it is yet another trick of the Shaytan in his animosity of human race, in which he wants all of us to perish, and empty this beautiful earth for him and his kind, while on the opposite spectrum, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) says that He, Himself has made humankind His Khalifa on earth, and that eventually the righteous would inherit this earth. Remember, the murderer son of Nabi Adam, the unruly son of Nabi Noah, mischievous sons of Nabi Yaqub (brothers of Yusuf), the disgraced son of Abdul Mutallib (Abu Lahab); all of them were kids of the pre-cellphone, pre-internet, pre-social media era, and yet some of them found guidance, some chose doom, some reverted, some went downhill (or in Noah’s son case, uphill -:) etc. Like someone mentioned above, have kids InshAllah, have trust in Allah, be a guide to your kids as prophets are guide to their nations, and then leave them between themselves and Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Final guidance only comes from Him, the Allah azzawAjal.
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  15. This narrative that they are using ambulances to arrest people is completely flawed. I heard that also actually. It was given by Masih Alinejad of VOA persian and everyone knows that she is a stooge of the west and has close contacts with the American administration. But let us study this as well: 1. How protesters distinguish between an ambulance and morality police cars? 2. If they even discover it through something intelligent then why are they burning it? Does it translate to peaceful protests. Burning the ambulance and lynching the police officers. Is it non-violent and peaceful? So, this was a terrible excuse and again it needs credible evidence. They are unable to provide a credible evidence for Mahsa's murder, let alone this scenario.
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  16. The glory of the American experiment From the horses' mouth
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  17. More is coming up now. Obviously to see the reality patience is essential.
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  18. More coming from the riots happening in Iran:
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  19. I guess the footage released shows the durations when she was released from the custody. Someone (likely an Iranian) said that the hall in which she is seen with other woman is a common place where they come just before getting released. That person also said that she is wearing a proper hijab in the footage because the police provides woman (who are arrested) for hijab with proper clothes for veling.
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  20. We cannot assertively claim what caused her death but according to the footage recorded inside the police station, there was no beating. As to Hijab, Iranian women are not forced to have a complete hijab but the morality police sometimes arrest some women (and later release them, after making a commitment).I dont know why they arrested her because her hijab was not unusual and many women have a looser hijab but they are not arrested. I have heard that sometimes, some police officers dont have a good behaviour. I dont know as I myself have seen them (not the morality police officers but their colleagues) just a few times and their behaviour towards me was good and respectable. Well...there are ill-mannered people everywhere but we cannot generalize.
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  21. I think this is a misrepresentation of what he said. Let me tell you the way I understood his statement. Sayyid Sistani(may Allah give him long life) is not the political leader of Iraq. Iraq is not an Islamic government, in that the teaching of Islam are not the basis for the Iraqi constitution and system. It is a secular system with some Islamic 'flavor', like most countries in the ME. Sayyid Sistani is the most popular and accepted leader in Iraq, by far. He could become the head of the government if he wanted that. He doesn't want that, for the reasons stated previously. It would be a conflict of interest for him to be the leader of a secular government. Also, Iraq is not like Iran. There is a large Sunni community, as well as a large Christian community in Iraq. They would not accept a government that is based on Islam AND teaching of Ahl Al Bayt((عليه السلام)). Christians would have a problem with the 'Islam' part, and Sunnis would have a problem with the 'Ahl Al Bayt' part. So a government similar to Iran would not work in Iraq at the present time. This is something most people acknowledge. Lebanon is a similar situation. Hezb and Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah(may Allah give him long life) are respectively the most powerful military force and the most popular leader in Lebanon, by far. They could take over the country in a few weeks if they wanted to. At the same time, Lebanon is similar to Iraq in that although the Shia may be the largest group in terms of population, there are other groups in the country, such as the Christians, Sunnis (aligned with MBS), and Druze who also have large populations and also have militias and leadership. So Hezb and Sayyid Hassan have limited their role in Lebanon to a defense force and a spiritual leadership, and not a political leadership by their own choice. Lebanon is in a sad situation now due to lack of real and sincere political leadership and as a consequence of enormous and systematic corruption at the high levels of the political structure, but that is a different topic. The situation in Lebanon is extremely complex and delicate and to fully explain it would probably take a 1000 page book. The government of Iran is based on the idea of a Wilayat Al Faqih (Leadership of the Jurist), which means (in the interpretation of Imam Khomeni((رضي الله عنه)), Khameni(h.a), and others that there is one leader of the country who has the final say in all matters. This doesn't mean he knows everything that is going on (he is a human being at the end of the day), or that he approves of everything, since he doesn't know about everything. He approves the general policy and structures, and is the head of the government administration. There is noone higher than him in Iran that people can go to to 'bypass' his decision, if he makes a decision on some issue. That is the meaning of Wilayat Al Faqih in Iran. Not 'everything' that is done by the 'Morality Police' is done with his knowledge and his blessing. The brother never said that. It is possible that this officer acted unilaterally, outside the policies that are set by Imam Khameni. This is just logical, and this is a possibility in every country and happens in every country periodically. If it is not a policy of the government, it will still happen, but rarely. That is why there is an ongoing investigation, to determine if this is what happened. We don't know yet. To automatically jump to the conclusion that A) this is what happened and B) that this was sanctioned by Imam Khameni himself is really not logical and there is no basis in evidence for this.
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  22. Why are people blind?!! Why is it when one person or few (for argument sake) die or imprisoner in Iran the whole world and its media go up in uproar, but when thousands of people killed in Yamen, Iraq Syria, Afghanistan, and others Islamic countries no one seems to care? Why no one cares when Saudis executed a 16 year old boys for having a picture of Sayeed Hassan, or when they executed 80 souls for saying Ya Ali, where is the media? where is the world? When will we understand that this has nothing to do with Iran or its system rather this is an attack aimed at Shiazim as a whole, when Iran falls the Shia will be week.... Please see the bigger picture A day before this incident an innocent Iraqi girl was killed by an American base bullets and no one even talked about, why the double standards?!!
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  23. The poor suffer more from climate change and other capitalism-induced environmental destruction. Also money isn't real and has only a very tenuous connection to actual resources. If we all just decided to stop using it, those few billionaires would be helpless. Within a few years after dethroning the billionaires, we could entirely eliminate poverty.
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  24. Capitalism, obviously. They're going to sell the cheapest that people are willing to buy and Americans are used to being fed garbage.
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  25. Sayyid Hassan Qazwini gave a good khutba for Juma regarding this subject. I will summarize it here This lady (1 lady) died under mysterious circumstances, which have not been proven to be an actual human rights violation. In fact (and this is my own interjection here), there have been several pieces of evidence here that have been posted showing that, in fact, she was not beaten before her death. Meanwhile... Thousands of children in Yemen are starving to death because of daily Saudi Imposed war and bombardment. This is well documented, there is no doubt about it. It is happening every day. Gaza has been under siege and blockage by the Israeli government for more than 8 years now, resulting in thousands of real, documents civilian deaths. This is real, well documented and happening every day. Palestine is under occupation by Israel, as is the West Bank. The third Holiest site in Islam is occupied by kuffar and they are expanding their occupation into Muslim lands on a daily basis, expelling Muslims from their homes, and murdering others in cold blood. Again, this is documents, thoroughly, and happening on a daily basis. Shia Masjids are being blown up (with people inside of them) in Afghanistan and Pakistan on an almost weekly basis. This is well document, and most of the time filmed by the takfiri terrorist groups So instead of thinking about those real, well documented, and daily occurrences where Muslim are being starved to death, expelled from their homes, blown to pieces, murdered, raped, and having their lands and property taken away from them by the kuffar or munafikeen, and seeing if we can help in any way.... Oh. Let's just focus all our time and attention on this thing that might have happened to this one lady. Yeah...that sounds like a good plan. It makes me think. Are most Muslims even concerned about the affairs of their fellow Muslims, or are they just more interested in following the latest social media trend ? ?? If we are this foolish, I guess we deserve what we get.
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  26. I waited until the cc tv footage emerged and I spoke to medical colleagues in Iran. This is an obvious neda agha soltani incident all-over again. The plots are the same every time. The same attempted color revolution by the shaytan bozourg and the little Shaytan as well. There is little creativity in tel Aviv/DC and their supporters, sad to see how well the Zionist media works. why swallow the obvious Edward Bernays type of propaganda hook, line and sinker, try reading non western sources once in a while, the ones the freedom loving west have outlawed or banned. The same people would agitate against the one Shia govt looking to Imam Mahdi for guidance, would be criticizing Bibi Zainab for raising her voice against oppression, would rail against Imam Husain for not giving Bayat to Yazeed since that would be better for a liberal democracy, would protest Imam Hassan's funeral procession for trying to being interred with the one who said he was from the same blood. It is well known that in patriarchal societies the death of women is the most heart rending and best for agitprop. This woman obviously had some medical issue , likely neurological or cardiac, given the sudden fall and collapse. The family intially admitted this in her past medical history, but this was quickly drowned out and silenced. Dollars help silence the truth temporarily, Satan's ways are well known and human nature is unchanged. And yet anti Islamic laws crowd still rants against the completely innocent govt. Economic warfare , sanctions, prevention of oil sales and development, prevention of allowing the economy to grow, are supported by the munafiqueen, have you ever protested the onerous sanctions on the innocent Iranian people. There are paid protesters of the MKO and their stooges trying to destroy the society they have, the same thing the Libyans did, the Syrians did , color revolutions are not new and are proudly supported by the Foundation for support of Democracies, USAID, VOA, BBC and other hands of Shaytan. A young woman died yes very sad, but it had nothing to do with a gvt official, it was a tragic medical issue. As a Doctor and former medical US military member I am amazed out how well Pentagon and DARPA paid brainwashing works, but trillions are effective. The hasbara units and mockingbird media is doing their job, we should try to use the AQL, Allah graciously bestowed you with. where were you when millions died in Iraq due to sanctions, millions are starving in Yemen, thousands of us have been brutally slaughtered on the streets of Kabul, Western Arabia, Karachi, Parichinaar, Quetta, Kashmir, Baghdad, Beirut, Lebanon, Syria, and yet these voices have always remained quiet and will likely say nothing and shed no tears, when blood of the lovers of AhlulBayt is freely spilt. Where were your voices when shias are slaughtered, yet one Kurdish girl is tragically dead from obvious medical issues, and suddenly your anti zulm voices are now raised. Sorry there is such a thing as proportion, and you have hypocritically done nothing in stopping real zulm. The biggest opponents of our Imam will not be the Jews or the Christians or even the Hindus, it will be the munafiqueen, just like in the time of the Govt of Imam Ali or the Prophet's rule in Medina. May Allah provide you with guidance to the True path.
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  27. This is what I'm talking about with your black-and-white world view. Criticizing the regime means that you're automatically pro-US/zionist. There is no nuance at all. Though granted, a lot of the iranian opposition has the same problem, where since the regime is bad, it means the US is good. There is no nuance on both sides of the issue, unfortunately. People put ideology above truth
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  28. The killing of the girl is not an isolated incident though. This kind of thing has happened for decades. There are many reasons why the people are protesting. The blatant corruption and brutality of the regime, sacrificing the well-being of their own people in order to prop up Hezbollah, Assad, Hamas and Houthis, selling out the country. As a famous person said, "When you make peaceful solution impossible, you make violent revolution inevitable". The one thing that supporters of the iranian regime NEVER talks about is what the iranian people themselves want. You talk all this talk about resisting US imperialism and wilayat etc. Not once do regime supporters care about the well-being and freedom of the iranian people. You couldn't care less about the iranian people, only important thing is to support death cults like Hamas and Hezbollah Well, people often likes to bring up how he was a puppet of the US. What's the difference now? The iranian regime also mows down people. The iranian regime is now a puppet regime of China. But it's like I pointed out earlier, people here have a very binary black-and-white view of the world, akin to 5 year old kids. US imperialism is bad, therefore, Chinese imperialism is good. It's not acceptable to be a lapdog of the US, but it's perfectly acceptable to be a lapdog of China. Because this is what the iranian regime has become. It's bad when KSA mows down people, but it's perfectly okay for the iranian regime to mow down people because they are 'the good guys'
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  29. Don't waste too much time on social media, lest you become what you seek to destroy. Grow in private, qurbatan ilallah.
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  30. Shame is human poison. We are living in an era where everyone is either living in shame or shaming others or both. So true!! I am so sick of people constantly trying to shame me for one thing or another. I want to stop feeling this toxic shame.
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  31. Like I say, let's wait and see where this leaves Iran in the long-run. We can discuss this and go back and forth, the events on the ground speak for themselves.
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  32. Bismehe Ta3ala Assalam Alikum dear Sister Shia Girl I couldn't go to sleep before responding to your post. You poured your heart out and shared something vulnerable about what you are experiencing with your parents. You are an honorable daughter, and a God fearing woman. God is Most Merciful, Most Kind, Most Forbearing, what you are doing to your parents is worship! Even though you are upset your salat is delayed, your service to your parents is salat itself. It has taken a toll on your physical and mental health, understandably, no one would ever criticize you, please don't be harsh on yourself. Day in and day out, you serve your elderly parents and you might not hear one kind word or a thank you. As a human being we want to hear positive reinforcement, but you may not physically hear it, but I promise you, the angels are amazed at your service and dedication to your parents. I'm not exaggerating sister. I know you are tired and sick, and the last thing you want to hear from a person like me is to be patient, but please when you have the opportunity listen to Sheikh Jawad Shomali about what he says about caregivers. Just so your heart can be at ease and your mind at rest. You are doing to the best of your ability and God reward you every second of your life serving your parents and raise you in Heaven with Rasoul Allah Mohammad and his family. God bless you and protect you from all harm. Let me find the timestamp and link it below. Start at 41:50 Please watch it dear sister. Just 10 minutes of your time. The same tribulation you are going through, he addresses it.
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  33. Ws. There's some holes in that narrative. The Mitochondrial Eve is handed down from the mother to the offspring, so that means that all humans, alive or dead, share a common genetic expression, as our 'Mitchondrial Eve'. It's not the first or the only female that we can trace our heritage back to, it's simply the most recent common mtDNA that we inherit from our mothers. So with that said, I don't think this really offers any legitimacy to the Biblical/Islamic Eve (Hawa). I mean, homosapiens have existed for somewhere around 250,000-300,000 years, but the cognitive revolution - the point where humans started to behave very differently in terms of culture, art, and language - only occured about 70,000 years ago. So how Adam and Eve fit into this picture is something that we aren't entirely sure about.
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  34. Salaam, I agree with the same statement you have quoted as well.. Slightly off topic but still to do with having children as Islam doesnt allow children to abandon their parents, I feel it's appropriate to put this here and if it isn't, mods please erase it or do whatever you feel is necessary. After dealing with the extreme hardship and stress that I personally am not cut out for with my physically as well as psychiatrically sick parents and knowing the finances are there for them to get professional care but father chooses not to, plus the extra stress and emphasis Islam puts on us to take care of our parents and this not saying uff to them, it is MUCH more than I can bear and I would not wish for any children brought into the world to have to go through anything even close to this. This isn't a matter of American culture being individualized, selfish and unwilling to take care of the elderly, it is all to do with the huge responsibility of 2 80-year-old people with the mentality and stubbornness of 5 year olds (and no hope that it will improve as it would with a 5 year old as that is not how ageing works...) that I cannot manage and it is literally killing me physically, mentally and now spiritually. (If you know, you know.) I now have psychiatric problems of my own, physical health problems and my spirituality is declining. On many days, I even forget that I have to offer afternoon prayer. A half an hour before evening salaat, I suddenly realize I completely blanked on my afternoon salaat and have to race to complete it. Many salaats have been offered spur of the moment on sides of roads, in parking lots, and anywhere else i can find... I've had a headache for 10 days and doctors can't figure out why. It is because of the tremendous amount of stress that I am under trying to manage their lives. My father is still in enough mental capacity so I cannot Force his hand in a court to allow me to take over legally. But since Islam says we have to take care of our parents, don't say uff to them, and as long as they don't tell us to do anything against islam, I am shackled to this responsibility. I guess I am just going to deal with this until I either die, or have a severe psychiatric meltdown which I was already in the hospital for last weekend, and/or lose my religion. My parents didn't plan to be in the condition they are in, it's just what happened. (Such is life) But since we spend our entire lives never knowing what's going to happen even when we plan for it, the variables do not always come together for our success. Because that risk is as huge as it is, I personally would not take the chance of having children and putting them in the same position that I am in. The human population is not starved for children to carry the torch after we die. There's no shortage of children so if a few people decide not to procreate, it isn't going to hurt anything and there will always be people who want children. The situation leads me to have a lot of doubts about this whole "God doesn't give you more than you can handle" thing, because even though I have doctors and psychiatric help available to me, the doctors don't know what's wrong with me physically so can't prescribe any medication or direct me otherwise, and psychiatry for the most part is just a matter of them throwing pills at you until something sticks which comes with a lot of side effects, side effects that I do not currently have any space whatsoever for right now. I'm also concerned about potential long-term changes to the brain. My life is a living hell 24 hours a day. I am awoken throughout the night by my subconscious imagining I hear my father screaming and yelling for me, and I jolt awake only to find out it is 4:00 in the morning and no one is awake anywhere and lights are not even on! Even when I am away from my parents house and in another city,I still hear my dad's voice and I'm jolted awake, sometimes 3 to 4 times a night. The psychiatrist says this is known as hypnagogic phenomenon. Whatever it is, it has ruined my ability to get a sound night's sleep and there is nothing that can be done to get rid of it. I'm very glad I made the decision to not have children because I wouldn't want them to have to put up with a mess like this. The fact that I short circuit and cannot handle the stress that I am under just allows me to continue to accumulate sin because I find myself completely out of control and I cannot reel it in. At this point, I have to walk away from the situation, regardless of what's going on. I can only imagine the level of guilt I will place upon myself once my parents have passed away and I am just left to sit there and degrade myself with how bad of a human being I am because I didn't behave better while they were alive. And trust me, that's exactly how it will play out. Not everyone is cut out for the role I am in just like not everyone is cut out to be an Olympic athlete, a good school teacher, a good cop, a good mechanic, etc... And yet we see these people that are subpar in those fields doing those jobs subparly, but at least they are allowed to change jobs. I cant abandon my parents. I am substantially and hugely failing at this task and it is destroying my relationship with my parents. This is not how this period of our family's life should be, but for whatever the reason is, it is, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone else nor set anyone else up for the potential of having to be in my position, but since I'm muslim and we are not allowed to abandon our parents, this is just how it is and I would not want to shackle some other person to the same situation by having my own kids. I'm glad I made that decision 25 years ago. One last thing I want to say is, parents, if you plan to have children or already do and want the best for those children's futures, please do everything you can to put things in order so that if your health declines and your mentality goes downhill, that the children are able to swiftly come in and easily manage things. Do not make it harder than it needs to be on them because really, you will only be hurting yourself in the end. A child's responsibility clearly doesn't end when they become an adult and go off to college and get married and have kids. The responsibility of their parents will always be on their neck until death separates the relationship. If you make the decision to have children, you owe it to those children to not make their life suffering and misery when you yourself go downhildownhill. In america, things like long-term care policies that would kick in when a person becomes too sick for family to manage are not granted once a person is already too old or sick, so that needs to be taken care of far before someone begins to show the effects of aging and serious sickness. Otherwise, professional care costs skyrocket when no LTC policy is in place.
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  35. To me this issue of Hijab has become tangential. We have state media saying that she was not beaten and died of a heart-attack supposedly, but then the family, specifically the girl's father denying that and also denying that she had previous brain surgery. So I wouldn't trust the credibility of what the Iranian authorities, it's not as though they haven't lied before (remember the Ukrainian airliner incident where for 2 days they kept up a lie till they couldn't sustain it and had to be honest with their own people). But there is a bigger problem and it's one of lack of accountability. Even if one is to say definitively that this woman was not beaten, the conduct of security forces going around with batons and beating women with it who pose no threat to them is pretty clear. We've seen footage of Iranian security forces using ambulances to move their security forces to crack down so they won't be detected (which is a massive violation of any int'l protocol). So to those who basically argue that Mahsa herself wasn't beaten, there is still a lot here that cannot be justified. What kind of Islam are you hoping to promote where women are beaten if they don't obey wearing a cloth on their head? Since when did hijab become something the state has to enforce? What's next? The state enforcing the notion that everyone prays? That everyone fasts? That everyone gives charity? That everyone practices the appropriate amount of Amr bil Ma'ruf and Nahi an il Munkar? For those who claim that this is different because it goes on in public, well what about the many practices that happen inside Iran that's common knowledge that are quite contrary to the principles of Islam. When you have women that sell themselves just to make ends meet because of the economic situation in Iran, no one discusses how that in itself is problematic from an Islamic perspective. And to those who justify that that is because of sanctions, firstly that ignores internal economic corruption. Secondly, the government knows the consequences of choosing certain policies and if it claims that guarding the dignity of women is so fundamental then what about the dilemmas that women face that tarnish their dignity because of the policy course the government has chosen knowing full well the consequences? You can't justify a practice based on a certain worldview and then not be consistent in how you apply this worldview. Islam requires hijab, but it seems like there's this human imposed hierarchy of sin at play here. If women don't cover their hair, that's seen as a big sin that the state has to correct. But when you have state authorities that lie (as they did with the Ukrainian airliner), go around beating people up without cause, shooting at protesters, putting clerics on house arrest just because they don't agree with Khamenei there's no accountability there, even though if you take an islamic worldview in its entirety these should be dealt with too. When Montazeri criticized some of the state's policies around the executions in the late 80's, the constitution was changed and he was marked as an agent that was no longer fit to succeed Ayatollah Khomeini. Even today we see remarks by the revolutionary guard corps that tarnish the protesters as agents of the west and Israel, despite there being no attempt to provide evidence linking every single one of these protests to that. None of this would be considered "just" if we actually cared about applying Islamic principles consistently. But it seems like we've fully embraced this idea of selectively applying Islam as and when we think something legitimates it given our subjective criteria of how we rank various sins. All of this is besides the point anyway. Those who will defend the government no matter what will continue to do so, because they are convinced of its righteousness no matter what. However, as this continues the opposition will become more and more violent. Mosques and the Hijab are already being burnt. As calls for reform are ignored and protests continually painted as having no agency of their own and being influenced by the west, the reaction will become more and more violent. The reaction will not be limited to just the current government but against every symbol of Shiism. When that day comes, a lot of people will be in denial, but at least they won't be able to say they weren't warned.
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  36. Here is Dame Masih Alinejad, longtime 'democracy' activist and a ringleader of the current protests. Then there is Dame Alinejad with the Patron Saint of Freedom and Democracy in Global South, San Pompeo. Not going to say anything more.
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  37. There's a lot of self-hatred on this thread — um, it's called exercising our freedom of speech and right of dissent (entitlement to non-agreement with a prevailing stance or ideology) — we're helping to create an environment of awareness for the ill-informed.
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  38. First and most likely possibility: she wasn't killed. Less likely possibility: it was staged by the West (they have a history of staging these kinds of things). But we will wait for the investigation.
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  39. 1. Never said Imam Khamenei has 100% control of every single member of the morality police. 2. Never said the morality police killed Mahsa Amini. 3. If the morality police did kill Ms Amini, then it's wrong.
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  40. He/she/ze/they/it has an agenda dear Sister. God knows what he/she/ze/they/it is trying to pollute the minds of the youth with it's perverted liberalism ideology.
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  41. Cool

    Allah as Infinite

    لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهِ شَيْءٌ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ البَصِيرُ 42:11) there is nothing like unto Him, and He alone is all-hearing, all-seeing. The word "infinite" shows our limitation or perhaps inability to comprehend the nature of God Almighty. A thing with no likeness whatsoever, with no beginning & end, what word should we use to mention, for instance, His mercy? Should we say that His mercy is finite (na'udobillah)? While Imam Ali (عليه السلام) said in dua e kumayl: "O Allah, I ask You by Your mercy, which embraces all things" The use of word "infinite" with mercy could be the expression of anyone's inability to measure or limit the divine mercy. What about the divine blessings نعمت الله? It is mentioned in Quran: وَإِن تَعُدُّواْ نِعْمَتَ اللّهِ لاَ تُحْصُوهَا 14:34) and should you try to count God's blessings, you could never compute them.
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  42. A very sad incident, like many other incidents coming out of Iran. The so called leader can only wish he could learn from Aya. Sistani. Killing innocent people is not islam.
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  43. So far more problems have increased around me. I hope before next year comes, all problems end. Ya Ali Madad!
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  44. Salam, But seeing something does imply that the thing we are seeing is an object, having body, shape whatsoever which sight has "captured".. None of the above i.e., "body", "shape" and "being captured" is applicable to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). We cannot see anything "body less" whether in dreams or in real world. Or can we? لاَّ تُدْرِكُهُ الأَبْصَارُ وَهُوَ يُدْرِكُ الأَبْصَارَ وَهُوَ اللَّطِيفُ الْخَبِيرُ 6:103
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  45. Bismehe Ta3ala, Assalam Alikum This is my beautiful niece. Look how beautiful God created her, Mash'Allah. I tell my sister please always recite mou3datayn (suras falaq and nas) everyday. May Allah grant every married couple (who wishes to have) children, they are zeenat al hayat al dunya. M3 Salamah, FE AMIN ALLAH
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  46. Mohammed Reza, 56, a Shiite Muslim, brought his two grandchildren to events marking Ashura in Kabul. (Pamela Constable/The Washington Post)
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