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  1. Salams, I'm of the opinion that this khutba is historical, though I will say two things about the isnad map: (1) There's an argument to be made of the spread of the hadith (as made in the above map) as being made up of several single strands, rather than any widescale corroboration, but seeing as this is a sermon its spread was probably not like the spread of ahadith. The genre this would have been in early Islamic history would have been siyar and akhbar, the transmission of which is made out to be sloppy with the inclusion of majahil, but the authorities and methods of the historians were different. The method that Mufid transmits this, and it was a point of mockery but the foolish, is the same that Mada'ini, Ibn Sa'd, and other early akhbariyyun would transmit reports (akhbari in the sense of an early historian/transmitter of reports, not the legal school). (2) The person who designed this map made an error, the chain he quotes from Ibn Tawus' Kitabul Tara'if is itself being cited from a copy of Kitabul Gharat found he found in Madratul Nidhamiyya (I presume in Baghdad). I don't believe it's found in present copies of Kitabul Gharat but I also don't think we have the Kitab in its entirety. I'm working on my own ICM isnad map of this which will go over the mutun to compare them, this shows the changes in the process of transmission, groups redactions (which were otherwise seen as minor by editors noting "minor ikhtilaf in words" not realizing the utility in telling us about the transmission). So far, I think it's safe to place this khutba within the second century hijri, especially considering how unique the khutba as transmitted by Imam al-Baqir is, while it generally agrees with the cluster transmitted by Saduq (which are more similar to each other than they are to other redactions, though there are differences between them) and the version cited by Mufid and Ibrahim al-Thaqafi, though in some ways it's simpler. The simplicity might indicate in those areas it's missing something a more original text-- since you would add to, not subtract from a text in the process of editing/tamperring with it (lectio simplicior in textual criticism terms). And while it doesn't agree with any other version word for word, it doesn't contain anything not found in other versions (though not just in one version). It requires some more research but if one can place it in the second century then it might be a memory genuinely reflecting the first century, and being narrated from Imam al-Baqir and Zayn al-'Abidin (عليه السلام) gives it a certain authority to reach back into the first century more securely. I'll save posting an image just yet since there's more asanid to be added and the mutun need to be colour coded for content, though their organization for a line by line comparison is ready. I agree that the major themes of this khutba are about Sabr and Zuhd, as these are what Amirul Mu'mineen (عليه السلام) resorts to, though the framing of the khutba is nevertheless the taking of caliphate from Him, though he was more worthy and their errors after taking it, as well as the context of this sermon as when caliphate was mentioned to him. The conclusion that this was a spur of the moment speech delivered from a place of ex tempore passion stirred up when he heard this subject mentioned would further that, I believe. Wallahu Alam. Though the critiques of it are not minor to say the least, as in the version cited by al-Saduq in Ma'ani al-Akhbar, this redaction states outright that Umar altered the legacy (turath) of the Prophet (saaw) rather than the locutions found in the other redactions which simply imply this. All versions also paint Umar as a harsh man unsuited to the job. And the death of Uthman is (rightly) blamed on his poor decisions and actions. When read in its entirety, it's a rather scatching critique of Abu Bakr, Umar, and Uthman, and while you're right that these points exist piecemeal in other works, the way they are weaved to create a narrative is one more indiction that the Shii narrative about Abu Bakr, Umar, and Uthman is as old as Islamic historiography. This is also cited by major historians pretty consistently (Aban b. Uthman is interesting as he was an author of maghazi and siyar and early narrator from the time of the Imams). Wallahu A'lam
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  2. I'm personally agnostic on the authenticity of this sermon, but I want to offer some different perspectives as food for thought. Firstly, here is an isnad tree drawn up by Taha Naqvi for the Shi'a chains to the sermon of shadshaqiya. Whether something this corroborated can be fabricated will depend on your level of skepticism. Secondly: the chains are weak, but it helps to look at why. Muhammad b. Ali Majiluwayh is majhul, but Saduq gives him taraddi/tarahhum, and for some, that may be sufficient to exonerate him. Shaykh al-Mazandarani strengthened this narrator. Muhammad b. Khalid al-Barqi is weak, due to Najashi's weakening, but he was strengthened by Tusi, and `Allamah al-Hilli considered Tusi's opinion to be stronger in rijal. Even then, Najashi considered him "weak in hadith", which is not necessarily an attack on his character. Sayyid al-Khoei considers him to be trustworthy. Ikrimah mawla Ibn `Abbas was also considered weak in Rijal al-Kashi, but he was considered strong by Bukhari and Ibn Hajar, and he wouldn't fabricate something like this. I'm not saying that we should mix and match different standards of rijal, I am just illustrating that these things can be relative. Perhaps a more useful evaluation of the sermons is to analyze their phrasing and their use of vocabulary, because the Arabic of the 7th century is not identical to the Arabic of later centuries. Of course, that would take real scholastic competence, which most of these websites do not have. Thirdly: I think people often miss the point of Shaqshaqiya. People on both sides only care about it because of its mentioning of Abi Bakr and Umar. I would argue that the sermon is mainly about zuhd, but people often miss this point because they don't read the sermon holistically and thematically. Fourthly: Nahj al-Balagha is not the main Shi'a book or even the main Shi'a "proof" against Abi Bakr and Umar. Sunni sources can be more unkind to Umar than this sermon is.
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  3. I'd be interested to know why you think al-Kafi was written to deal with conflicting reports, the sources you cite don't say that and neither is that the format of al-Kafi. Read Tahdheeb closely, though he mentions this, the book aims at substantiating the views of Mufid's Muqni' more than anything else. Istibsar certainly was written to resolve contradictory reports.
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  4. Jazakumullah @Qa'im, excellent post
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  5. The point that Nahjul Balagha itself isn't a primary source or a classical hadith compilation in the sense that chains of narrations are provided is true and obvious. Regarding the critique of the khutba of Shaqshaqiyyah, what the author overlooks is that although allegedly (I have not verified this claim) no single chain can be fully authenticated, the fact that there are multiple independent chains is itself an indicator that strengthens narration.
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  6. In the continued war against the Quran by the ghulat, they sought to add hidden Batni meanings and replaced almost every other main theme or word in the Quran with Ali, Fatima, Hasan and Hussain out of their extreme love and ghuluw, and no doubt the Ahlulbayt cursed the Ghulat. You hear these batni ghulat tafaseer parroted by uncritical molvis in Iraq and Iran and India, to loud Salawat. Ayatul Kursi? It's apparently Ali and Fatima. Yawm al Qiyama and the great news? It's Ali. Laylatul Qadr? It's Fatima. The mosquito? It's apparently Ali. QAF ? KAF = Kerbala, <> ليلة القدر خير من الف شهر يعني فاطمة سلام الله عليها روي عن محمد بن جمهور عن موسى بن بكر عن زرارة عن حمران The Night of Ordainment is better than a thousand months meaning Fatima, Allah's peace be upon her. Narrated from Muhammad bin Jumhur, from Musa bin Bakr from Zurara from Humran Ta'wil al-Ayat, v.2, p.818 <> Regarding Muhammed bin Jumhur, Ghada'iri says: 16 - محمد بن جمهور، أبو عبد الله، العمي. غال، فاسد الحديث، لا يكتب حديثه. رأيت له شعرا يحلل فيه محرمات الله عز وجل. 16 – Muḥammad b. Jumhūr, Abū ʿAbdillāh, the blind. A ghālī, corrupt in ḥadīth, his ḥadīth are not to be written. I saw that he has a poem wherein he deems lawful the prohibitions of God O .عزO وجل Kitāb al-Ḍuʿafāʾ, Muḥammad b. Jumhūr, Abū ʿAbdillāh, Hadith #1 https://thaqalayn.net/hadith/17/20/16/1
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  7. Aslamu Alykum, This is my first post, basically, I am an Iraqi Canadian and was just wondering if I was the only one who's struggling to find a religious girl in Toronto for marriage, I tried the local mosques and spoke to some scholars, but I feel shy to keep reminding them. I was wondering if there's anything else I can do? Thank you.
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  8. Due to some circumstances, I recently found myself able and willing to go to Mecca this year for Haj. It seems now impossible to enroll from here (western Europe) because time is short. I remember though that some relatives had applied not that much in advance, but it was almost 10 years ago. KSA's official platform seems to have made things even more complicated. If someone has some tips on how I could make it, groups that go, people who desist or anything, that would be fantastic.
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  9. The initial parts of many Surahs contains letters only Allah has full knowledge of. However, in typical fashion anything, even things having no relation, turn into codes for the ahlulbayt. "Kaf Ha' Ya' Ain Saad <> Allegedly, Kaf means Kerbala! But it doesn't end there. The 'Ya' allegedly stands for Yazid. Ain is for Atash. <> The rest of the Hadith includes extremely fanciful tales of lions etc. This unfortunately, is the typical degradation of the Quran, destroying the Sunnah and turning our madhab into a cult which is focused only on forcing meanings into the Quran which truly do not have much basis. <> Imam Hussain TV also peddles claims that Ziyarah equals one million Hajj, and are completely hijacking the Sunnah of Muhammed saw.
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  10. US hegemony is on the decline - alhamdulillah.
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  11. And many miss it actually, for they do not recognize the real sunnah. As I said before, I prefer not put the salah at risk. Also combining makes it so easier, not just for salah, also not having to perform wudu in unconvenient places, find a suitable environment, etc. But sometimes at home I will try it inshaAllah and you will benefit from the reward as well.
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  12. Personally, I cannot switch back to separate prayers, except maybe when I know I will not leave home. As soon as I know I will be going out, I combine them, because I would not risk missing a prayer in case of a delay or traffic jams. I prefer securing my prayer by praying it as soon as possible. Maybe living in a country with mosques and musallas all around, I would re-adapt. But that would imply mosques to abandon the combining, which is not happening. You mention Sayid Al Sistani's opinion (h) but all Iraqi shrines perform combined. Same for the late Sayid Fadlallah (r), I even suspect that his mosque is closed at time of`asr or `isha. So it's a sunnah yes, but not performed.
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  13. English translation of Wasail Al Shia. https://wasail-al-shia.net/ The translation project has started recently and looks like it is in progress...
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  14. These are some reports from basair ul darajat. Al saffar, from Muhammad b. Al-Husayn, from Wahib b. Hafs, from Abu Basir, who said: Abu Ja’far (عليه السلام) said: Our Wilayah is the Wilayah of Allah, which no prophet has been sent except by it. (Al-Saffar 95) Al-Saffar, from Ahmed b. Muhammad, from ‘Ali b. Al-Hakam, from Sayf b. ‘Umayrah, from Abu Bakr Al-Hadhrami, from Hudhayfah b. Usayd, from the Messenger of Allah: “The prophethood of a prophet was never complete until my Wilayah and the Wilayah of my Ahlulbait was presented forth to him and he then submits to their obedience and (Al-Saffar 93) Al-Saffar, from Al-Sindi b. Muhammad, from Yunus b. Ya’qub, from ‘Abdul’A’la, who said: Abu ‘Abdullah said: No prophet has ever become a prophet until he recognizes our rights and our superiority over everyone else. (Al-Saffar 94) Al-Saffar, from Al-‘Abbas b. Ma’ruf, from Hammad b. ‘Isa, from Rab’i, from Muhammad b. Muslim, from Abu Ja’far (عليه السلام) regarding the ayah, “Had they upheld the Torah, Injil and what had been revealed to them from their Lord,” he said: “[It is] the Wilayah.” (Al-Saffar 96) All of these reports are authentic @In Gods Name do you consider these narrations as exxageration or not
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  15. Yes it's only common sense that separating prayers in their prescribed times is better and I try to pray them separately when I can, but that doesn't mean it is discouraged at all to combine them. There are even ahadith in Sahih Muslim that say the prophet (sawa) combined prayers for no particular reason because he didn't want the ummah to be put in unnecessary hardship. (hadith 705)
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  16. Haji 2003

    Burning Bakhoor

    Oh dear I must say I do like the smell and I bought some back from a recent trip. Question was how to burn it and I bought this off Amazon. It works very well and I am glad I did not buy the charcoal/blowtorch combo that Abdul Samad al Qurashi were selling. And their Bakhoor was so expensive you'd need to remortgage the house to buy it. Having used the device I thought about the smoke and googled about that. Oh dear. Hmm. See text below, my bold. Perhaps this is something to use only on special occasions? https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25602595/
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  17. This is the view of some of the biggest scholars of your sect ya Akhi. It is a big difference to what Hani was promoting on TSN, who has now turned into a cross dresser after abusing Ali b. Abi Talib. The word 'Thaqalayn' Imam Nawawi:”The scholars said: The two have been called Thaqalayn to show their ealtedness and the greatness of their importance. It has also been said that the word is used to show the heaviness of the (responsibility to) act by their instructions.” Sharh Sahih al-Muslim, Vol. 15, p. 180 Al-Zamakhshari states: Jinn and man have been called the Two Weighty Things (i.e. Thaqalaan, as in Qur’an 55:31) because both of them dwell on the earth, and are actually the two most important beings on it. The Qur’an and the itrah have been likened to them because the good health and survival of the religion is dependent upon them, just as the survival of the earth is dependent upon the existence of jinn and man on it. ” Al-Faiq fi Gharib al-Hadith, Vol. 1, p. 150 Ibn Athir:” The two (i.e. Qur’an and Ahl al-Bayt) have been called Thaqalayn (i.e. the Two Weighty Things)because holding firmly onto them and acting by their instructions is a heavy (responsibility), and it is said that everything that is weighty is precious. The two have been called Thaqalayn in recognition of their authority and importance.” Al-Nihayah fi Gharib al-Hadith, Vol. 1, p. 216 "If you hold onto them you will never go astray" Al-Albani, one of the great modern day Sunni-Salafi scholars of Hadith : “What is specifically meant by the members of the household is the righteous scholars among them, who adhere to the Qur’an and Sunnah. Imam Abu Ja‘far at-Tahhaawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said: The “family” are the members of his household (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) who adhere to his religion and follow in his footsteps. Conclusion: the mention, in this hadith, of the members of his household, alongside the Qur’an, is like the mention of the way of the Rightly Guided Caliphs alongside the Sunnah (way) of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) in the hadith: “I urge you to adhere to my way (Sunnah) and the way of the Rightly Guided Caliphs…” Silsilat al-Ahaadeeth as-Saheehah (4/260). "and they shall not separate until they meet at the Ḥawdh." Ibn Taymiyyah: “The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said concerning his family: “They and the Book will never be separated until they both come to him at the Cistern.” And he is the most truthful one, so this indicates that the consensus of the (Prophet’s) family constitutes proof. This is the view of a number of our companions, and it was mentioned by al-Qaadi in al-Mu‘tamad.” Source: Minhaaj as-Sunnah an-Nabawiyyah (7/395) Al-Albani: Interestingly, Al-Albani when discussing a version which has ‘Sunnah’ in place of Ahlulbayt, makes a very interesting admission: “Rather, it is obligatory to consider the Book and the Sunnah as a single source, with no difference between them both, as indicated in the statement of the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him: “I have been given the Qur’an and its likeness with it”, that is the Sunnah, and his statement:“Both shall never separate until they meet me at the Lake-Fount.” Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman Ahmad b. Shu’ayb al-Nasai, al-Mujtaba min al-Sunan (Halab: Maktab al-Matbu’at al-Islamiyyah; 2nd edition, 1406 H) [annotator: Muhammad Nasir al-Din al-Albani], vol. 5, p. 153, # 2736]]
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  18. To those who don't know this (Hani) is the primary author of the Thaqalayn articles on the TSN website owned by Farid, and also the Ghadir Khumm articles. He would talk rudely about Ali b. Abi Talib, and he is now a cross dresser, raves? and even his own have disowned him. This is the person who did the alleged gradings, and from whom this brother is pulling information from. To answer no i am not.
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  19. Racist posts have been removed. Further violations will result in a ban
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  20. Yes, you can go to Lebanon and sign up for hajj from there. I've heard people do that but i'm not sure about the whole process but it works because they don't have much people. Also just keep making Duaa for it to work out and you'll be surprised how Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will make things super easy for you to perform Hajj. Goodluck
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  21. Depends which scholar you refer to. Look up the stance of Al Suyuti for instance
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  22. Allah is very forgiving. It is in fact, a sin to lose hope in his mercy. Shaytan's biggest trick is to make you commit one of the most major sins - losing hope in the mercy of Allah. He comes to you and makes you feel you are so deep in sin, what is the point in trying? Do not fall for this. Make sincere Tawbah and strive to avoid the sin. If you fall, make sincere Tawbah and convince yourself you won't do it again and keep making Tawbah sincerely and cut any sins out. Never lose hope in the mercy of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Never feel to deep in sin to keep trying.
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  23. Actually this is the very definition of tawatur.
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  24. Patient confidentiality?
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  25. Allahumma salli ala muhammadiw wa ali muhammadin wa ajjil faraja hum Rabbinee lima anzalta ilayya min khayrin faqir Allahumma innee urreedu an atazawwaja faqaddir lee minan nisaa-I a’fihunna farjajan wa ah’fadh’ihunna lee fee nafsihaa wa awsa-i-hunna lee rizwan wa a-dhamahunna lee barakatan fee nafsihaa wa maaleee faqaddir lee minhaa waladan tayyiban tajaluhoo khalafan saalihan fee hayaatee wa ba`da mawtee. Oh Allah! I desire to marry, so arrange for me a woman from those who willingly abstain from what is unlawful and who safeguards her soul for my sake and because of her, not only my means of sustenance will increase, but also make there be in it abundance and also make it sure that she will give me a virtuous son, who will be a noble successor in my life and after my death. 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) Ya Rabb, You alone know what is truly in my heart. You alone know my struggles and pain, Al-Wadud. I feel unbearably lonely and do not wish to incur Your displeasure by remaining unmarried, Al-'Aziz!
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  26. j.angel

    72 Virgins Shia Hadiths

    Why is this topic so controversial? I'm sure if someone went to Heaven, where you can ask for whatever they want, and they want 72 virgins that they'd get them. Likewise if a man simply wants his wife, he can get her. The whole point of Paradise is to feel happy. Some females search so hard to dismiss this simply because they cannot accept the fact that their husband wants someone else. Human jealously doesn't exist in Paradise, just like how your friend who doesn't pray or fast as much as you do, gets into Heaven but not on the same level as you, but still feels happy for you.
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  27. Daily Express US Follow 66.1K Followers Houthis 'sink UK ship and down US drone' as Middle East tensions flare Story by Charlie Bradley • 46m The Houthis are launching attacks from Yemen© Getty The Houthi Rebels of Yemen claim they have sunk a UK ship and downed a US drone as the group's skirmishes with Western forces escalate. In a statement released Monday evening, they said: "The total number of armed forces operations during the past twenty-four hours reached four operations. The first targeted a British ship and the operation resulted in its complete sinking, thanks to Allah. Ad "The second operation targeted the American aircraft "MQ9" in the airspace of Hodeidah Governorate, while the last two operations targeted two American ships. "The Yemeni Armed Forces affirm their full right to take further military measures in the Red and Arab seas in defense of our people, our country, and our nation, and in confirmation of their position in support of the oppressed Palestinian people, and that their operations in the Red and Arab Bahrain will escalate and will not stop until the aggression stops and the siege on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip is lifted." READ MORE: US ship struck by missile as Houthi terror group steps up attacks in Red Sea The alleged attack on US and UK forces comes after weeks of Houthi assaults on shipping in the Red Sea. The group has vowed to continue disrupting international trade until Israel stops its campaign against Hamas in Gaza. Israel's attacks on Gaza have killed over 28,000 people, coming after Hamas killed 1,200 Israelis during their October 7 attack. The IDF's latest operations in the southern city of Rafah have been met with condemnation from leaders in the US and UK. The latest Houthi attack comes after a US drone was shot down and a British cargo ship was damaged, A Houthi spokesperson said: "The ship suffered catastrophic damage and came to a complete halt. "As a result of the extensive damage the ship suffered, it is now at risk of potential sinking in the Gulf of Aden." The UK Maritime Trade Operations agency said an explosion "in close proximity of the vessel" damaged it. The crew were able to escape the ship.
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  28. First of all. Mawla wouldn't even mean master or amir in the hadith. The meaning of mawla would mean friend if we look in the context. Am I not closer to the believers more than their own selves? They replied: “Yes” He said: Whomsoever’s beloved Friend I am, this Ali is also his beloved Friend. O Allah, befriend whosoever befriends him and be the enemy of whosoever is enemy to him.” The last part explains what is the meaning of mawla
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  29. hasanhh

    72 Virgins Shia Hadiths

    Come-on folks. We all should know that that "72" cwap comes from the Sufi. There is no basis for it and it contradicts Quran ---Houri, remember? Besides, I rather have 72 cooks. "to lnfinity and beyond"
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