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  1. To many to remember! Here is one. Years ago it happened that I was broke with two little kids. During those days once I needed money desperately for something. I had to make some payments and buy a few things but I had literally no money. My mother would have been happy to lend me some but my pride prevented me from asking her. (I have always been of the opinion that if you want something instead of asking a human being use the time and emotions to ask Allah instead) So that night I asked Allah for money in Salat ul Layl and something happened during the Namaz. I remember suddenly g
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  2. "Sunnism" ultimately isn't one sect either. It is composite of several schools of `aqida (Athari, Ash`ari and Maturidi being the main ones), several schools of fiqh (Hanafi, Shafi`i, Maliki, Hanbali), Sufi turuq, and other trends. Twelver Shiism is comparable in size to any of the major Sunni groups. Perhaps it is relative, but I don't know if a "minor sect" by definition could compose of the majority of people in 4 countries and a significant minority in many others. Shiism is larger than many major world religions. It is also far more politically consequential than most sects. Ther
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  3. Plz do dua. I believe this is the last stages of her life. I have the worst headache. I wish Imam Hussein (عليه السلام) was here. He’d know what to do
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  4. Imam Jafar al-Sadiq, peace with him, has said, “He, the most Exalted One, is Hearing and Seeing. He hears without a faculty, sees without a tool. Rather, He hears by Himself, sees by Himself Imam Muhammad al-Baqir, peace with him, has said, “He is Hearing, Seeing; He hears through what He sees, sees through what He hears.
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  5. Sahih International: And if you obey most of those upon the earth, they will mislead you from the way of Allah. They follow not except assumption, and they are not but falsifying. Surah 6 Verse 116
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  6. We all know about the importance of offering prayer in its prime time, unless there is a genuine valid reason not to do so. We have the famous dying words of Imam Jafar Sadiq ((عليه السلام)): "Our shafa'at doesn't reach those who neglect prayers" The generally accepted view is that delaying prayers unnecessarily comes under the heading of 'neglecting prayers'. I have been trying my best to offer my obligatory prayers in their prime time for the past couple of weeks. As soon as there are 5 mins left for the beginning of prayer, I rush to change into my prayer clothes (having a pe
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  7. All of my teachers, even Abu Usamah at-Thahabi, his teachers [Shaykh al-Albani, Muhammad Ayyoub], Adnan Rashid and the like do not consider Shi'a kafir. Anyone who makes takfir on another Muslim - even if they are misguided and do not follow the correct way of Islam - is doing something very, very dangerous that can take you outside of the fold of Islam. Sending curses upon people is also disliked, because a curse does not reach Allah. It reaches the gates and comes back down [due to it not being permitted entrance] and then goes back down to travel the earth. It will continue to do this until
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  8. What you brothers are asking for is a forum where everyone agrees with you. Such a forum will get smaller and smaller until nobody is left in it anymore. You are free to share content that you consider to be beneficial. If people don't appreciate it then consider it their own loss.
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  9. I think you are mixing up worship and obedience. Worship is obviously only towards Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). However, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has ordained obedience of the prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) at various instances in the Qur'an, and the prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) has clearly stated that he leaves behind two weighty things, the Qur'an and the Ahlulbayt, which will never lead us astray and are inseparable from each other. Therefore this is what we must follow inshaAllah.
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  10. You should choose a wife whose values and beliefs match your own as closely as possible. If hijab is important to you, only choose a wife to whom hijab is also important. Do not marry a woman and then order her to wear hijab. If your closest match available is a woman who does not like hijab, discuss your feelings on it with her before marriage, give her the opportunity to choose on her own, and then respect her choice and marry or not marry accordingly.
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  11. Bismillah Ya Ali (عليه السلام) Madad The marriage of `Umar to Umm Kulthoom, daughter of Imaam `Alee (عليه السلام), is seen as very controversial. Unfortunately, our Shee`ahs, try their very best by taking shaadh (odd/rare) historical accounts in order to prove that Umm Kulthoom did not marry `Umar. This is utterly wrong both historically and through our Shee`ah books. In this article, my concern is not on the books of history written by Sunnees or any other sect, my concern, as it is always, is what is said about the marriage between Umm Kulthoom and `Umar in the Shee`ah bo
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  12. Instances of things falling into place, crazy "coincidences", unbelievable luck, etc. It doesn't have to be major, I would prefer small everyday things. I noticed that the more I listen to God, the more I give up things I like which He doesn't like, the more I get to see His Hands intervening directly. This is a new phenomenon for me, or perhaps I was too ungrateful and oblivious to notice Him helping me in the past.
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  13. Any action carries out with the niyyah of Qurbatan illalah carries reward. So for studying science if the niyyah is to spread knowledge beneficial to humanity or to earn halal rizq then the person would be rewarded for his time and efforts. Ideally gaining closeness to Allah should be made the underlying motive of everything we do throughout the day and night.
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  14. Jazakallah brother. Some of the previous attempted refutations I have seen were not very well researched, but I think you have provided good and well studied arguments. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) reward you.
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  15. Duas for you and your mother. Make sure you both stay well hydrated and get adequate nutrition, even if you don't feel like it.
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  16. You agree or not but Shias of Ali (عليه السلام) are much more significant then any thought. And you can't do a damn about it. Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام) and their followers were a pain in the gut for Abbasids and Umvis. Shias were a problem even in later empires for Ottomans, Seljuks, Ayyubis etc. Even now, for the west, none of the muslim nations is more importsnt for them than Iran. They are mad about Iran even if they don't know where it is on the map. The biggest threat to Israel (biggest enemy of Muslims) is also a staunch shia org which is Hezbollah (said by their PM himself).
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  17. I don’t see the point in asking why certain things are sins in Islam - considering where you’re at (as an atheist) - you should be more concerned with our justifications that posit the existence of a creator, afterwards you need to entertain the belief that this established creator has ordained a religious way of life for his creation. You need to go from atheism to agnosticism, and then from agnosticism explore the logical beliefs of each religion pertaining to their doctrine. It would make sense for you to ask questions that address the kernel and root of belief, by establishing the so
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  18. The translation is: The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) said: I entered Paradise and I saw on its door inscribed in gold: There is no God but Allah, Muhammad Habib Allah, Ali is Wali Allah, Fatima is Amat Allah/Servent and Worshipper of Allah, Hasan And Husayn are the choice of Allah, For the ones who hate them are the curse of Allah.
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  19. He bombed Muslims countries with Obama didn't he. What makes you think he won't now ? They'd need to keep there arms manufacturing industry moving and spend money off their massive military budget. So they are obviously going to bomb hospitals, weddings, restaurants and schools in middle east.
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  20. Salam. The mother of my friend has created so much toxicity in their whole family towards my friend, that my friend's other siblings and father no longer speak to my friend. My friend has repeatedly apologised to her mother for 'whatever' it is she may have done wrong, but her mother refuses to forgive her. The mother claims that "heaven lies under the feet of the mother", and as such, she has the right to choose whether to converse with her daughter or not. Her mother also claims that Allah will not forgive my friend until she forgives her, so she claims that my friend is doomed to burn in he
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  21. As-salamu alaykum Brother and Sisters, With the grace of Allah, I have developed this project: https://SayingsOfImamAli.com Read one different saying of Imam Ali (عليه السلام), every time you refresh the page. (In Arabic and English) Search for words and get Hadith which contains them. (e.g. lust, knowledge, faith, satisfaction, pray, friend, etc.) Read Hadith, or listen to audio, or view as image. Download them in your device if you wish. Every Hadith also has differently crafted image that can give more charm to Hadith, so you can share with others. Every H
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  22. The media portrays Iran as an all encompassing totalitarian dystopian police state that has total control over everyone’s life and a genuine threat to the whole world. Now the narrative is also incompetence, fragility, and weakness where top scientists can be assassinated and own planes are shot? Reminds me of the media coverage of UBL and AQ back in the day, where the media simultaneously characterized them as uneducated primitive cavemen from an inferior civilization but somehow also the most sophisticated and crafty criminal masterminds of our 21st century technological age. Somehow th
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  23. Zainuu

    Your future plans/goals?

    Want to draw out housing plans for homeless and poor people. Specially, I feel sad about the terrible state of Indian Muslim society.
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  24. I've been asked a few times on this forumn about Zaidi fundamentals so hopefully this will.answer a few questions inshallah. Translation of Bab Ma’rifat al-Usūl from Al-Muntakhab By Imam al-Hādi ila al-Haqq Yahya bin al-Hussein In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Gracious… Amongst the first questions that were asked to the imam was: “O Imam, may Allah be pleased with you, what do you say is the first thing that Allah makes religiously compulsory upon His slaves? He replied: “The first thing that Allah makes religiously compulsory upon His slaves is Gnosis of H
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  25. I think on must consider all these Traditions on Mutah from Sihaah Sitta then decide if it was haram or not. Sahih Bukhari: Narrated 'Abdullah: We used to participate in the holy battles led by Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) and we had nothing (no wives) with us. So we said, "Shall we get ourselves castrated?" He forbade us that and then allowed us to marry women with a temporary contract (2) and recited to us: -- 'O you who believe ! Make not unlawful the good things which Allah has made lawful for you, but commit no transgression.' (5.87) حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، حَدَّث
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  26. Lol! Like a lot of other spectators, I'm sitting back and watching/reading whilst the drama unfolds. To be fair, it's quite an interesting topic, which if we dare to be honest, must have crossed all of our minds at some point. The very simplistic explanation that I gave to my kids when they were little was as follows: "Allah does not have/need/rely/depend upon tangible/physical/palpable body limbs/organs/elements etc. and/or other bodily functions and/or emotions and/or relationships as we mere mortals do. When Allah is metaphorically/allegorically/symbolically referred to himself in
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  27. There is also something else I've noticed. People might call it placebo, but I like to believe it's barakah. Time seems to have generally slowed down. Before, the hours in the day flew by and I had no idea where they went. Day seemed to become night with indecent haste. Now however, I feel that my days have generally become longer and more productive.
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  28. Salaam Brother, It's good. I feel I have experienced something more than this also. Praying Salaat at prime time has countless benefits. What I was bestowed by Allah was an opportunity to attend congregations on Prime time. Literally, it brings such huge spiritual changes that you'll find your entire nature being twisted for the best. What I find is a state of relaxation (itminan), I have controlled my anger a lot. I have worked a lot on a lot of my downsides. Sometimes when I meet my old friends, I feel odd between them and they notice a completely different person in
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  29. Fyi, the Wahhabis and Salafis are starting to play fast and loose with their hadith books...as the war with Iran and Shi'ism intensifies they're removing references that don't jive or correlate with the Salafi narrative...this is according to Shaykh Hamza Yusuf... aḥādīth that reference performance of actions or concepts such as visiting the graves, tawassul, Ali's merits etc. are being unceremoniously tossed into the recycling bin...if you don't feel like listening to the entire lecture than fast forward to the 50 minute mark and listen to what he says
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  30. Voting is fake system designed to give the masses a sense of control and freedom. Biden or trump or kanye, bombs will keep falling and terrorists will keep getting funded
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  31. Sabrejet

    Conflicted

    For the currently single readers here, let this be a lesson. When you start a family, accept the realities of life, accept that your kids may be exposed to the harsh realities and debauchery of this world. Don't assume that your kids are angels reincarnate. Be involved in their lives, be there for their guidance, don't just bury your head in the sand and assume all is well. If parents even had a hint of what actually goes on in this society, even in a supposedly conservative, so-called Islamic Republic like mine, all this "live and let live" manure would get thrown out of the window
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  32. Abu Hadi

    Why the hate?

    Brother, I want you to consider what you are saying. logically regarding Ghadir. Forget about that you are this school of thought and I am this school of thought, etc. Forget about all that for now. The common thing we have is that we both love and respect Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h), InShahAllah. We know that he was of the highest character, Rasoulallah(Allah's Messenger), Khatim An Nabiyyeen(seal of the Prophets), Al Mustafa (the one chosen and preferred by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) above all the rest of creation), Khayrun Al Bariyya (the best of creation), and his aklaq was of the highest ca
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  33. W Salam Yes, if you understood what I wrote, you would see that I said we are 10-15% of the Muslim world, then I change to saying that numbers are not a factor in the eyes of Allah, and then I list the instances when the truth was on the side of the minority rather than the majority Now this does NOT mean that the minority is always right, rather it means that it is not obligitory that the truth must be in the majority, like some people assume nowadays
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  34. If the number of people adhering to a belief is an indicator of it's truthfulness for you, then I understand you struggle with this. However, for muslimeen this generally shouldn't be the case since we are outnumbered by christians anyway. Furthermore, the Qur'an and the narrations have alluded to the opposite, ie that those who are on the truth are few rather than many. The number of adherents is therefore not a relevant criteria. Lastly, it depends how one is counting the 'sects'. Beneath the umbrellas of 'shia' and 'sunni' there are actually a multitude of sub sects, some of which
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  35. I already explained why it doesn't mean sudden, You were a typical Sunni and skipped the fact that Umar said that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) stopped the evil that was coming out of what they were doing. Ah, It was sudden, Rasul Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) didn't say Abu Bakr was his successor. It happened suddenly. Also, during Saqifa, why didn't the people just say, "Abu Bakr! Rasul Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) said you are his successor"? Because The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) never said that Abu Bakr is his successor.
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  36. Again, these are obvious fabrications of your scholars, if this was actually said by Rasul Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), there wouldn't have been a dispute over the Caliphate. This is just a bias excuse not to accept Ali (عليه السلام) as the Caliph of Rasul Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). If this was said for Abu Bakr and Umar, you would accept it instantly. It obviously means immediate successor, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) didn't say this for any other Sahabi, he didn't say, "Abu Bakr and Umar are the Caliphs after me." Ali Ibn Abi Talib (عليه السلام) was the cl
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  37. Where did you get this idea that 4 leaders were chosen by the prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) ?
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  38. Anti-Trump doesn't necessarily mean pro-Biden. How many Muslims can you find on this forum that actually like Biden? I don't like either of them. Those of them that voted for Biden consider him the lesser evil. However there are Muslims on this forum that actually like Trump. You can never really know who would be worse. These things are hard to predict, but given what I know I think Trump is the riskier option. You can speak about Biden's stance on Syria but also don't forget the increased drone strikes by Trump, the Muslim ban, the starving of the Iranians, the fact that he nearly start
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  39. Well, the Shia that support and argue for Saddam are either naive, young and don't remember him or simply traitors. There are members who were affected by Saddam Hussein and I don't see how Saddam could be forgiven for having Baqir al-Sadr (رضي الله عنه) tortured and then executed. I also suggest you read about the evil he inflicted on the Shias of Iraq and stop entertaining such thoughts.
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  40. Bismillah i Rahman i Raheem Salamun 'Aleiykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh I've been struggling to keep up with my studies and personal health due to academic stress, financial stress on my family, and a few social stresses. I am trying to do my best, but I can only try and hope and pray for the best. I would be very grateful if for any prayers for matters to become easier, requests to be granted, matters to go for the better, and most of all, for the Dhuhur of Imam Baqiyatullah (عليه السلام) a.j.f. JazakAllah 'Aleiykum Assalam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh
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  41. http://ijtihadnet.com/fatwa-al-azhars-grand-imam-shia/ Let your children convert and to embrace Shia School, if someone leaves Maliki or Hanafi Sect, do we criticize him? These children are just leaving fourth school and join the fifth. The following is the transcript of an interview which was conducted with al-Azhar’s most senior authority, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib with Al Neel Egyptian TV channel. In the interview Dr al-Tayyib rejects the notion of takfir in reference to Shia Islam, asserting the school of thought legitimate place within Islam’s schools of thoughts. Dr al-Tayyi
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  42. When Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) brings up a throne, it is to show the power of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Because only someone powerful/king stits on a throne. So just to conclude, its not a real throne. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is the highest and knows best. و الله اعلم
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  43. Brother Syed Ali, just a quick thought About Arabic Grammar. You don't know everything about it, and he (Nightclaw) doesn't know everything about it. You know some things, he knows some things, I know some things. You know enough Arabic to have this discussion, regarding Hadith of Ghadir from original sources, and so does he. The assertion that he made, that 'hadith of ghadeer was only said so that soldiers wouldn't be mad at Imam Ali((عليه السلام))' is what you are discussing. You don't need a detailed knowledge of Arabic grammar to discuss this point, as the truth or falsehood of this a
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  44. Salam alaikum How is jealousy a positive behavior in males? Protectiveness I can understand. I believe jealousy might be an improper translation. Can anyone provide support or refute my guess?
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  45. What? Of course they can be! And they are only obligated to what is within their capabilities.
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  46. Walaikum as salam brother I suppose you could distinguish to her the difference between having a desire and acting on it. Rather than focusing on her attraction, it's important to emphasize that she shouldn't ruin her akhira by acting on it. If you can convince her of this then one important step is already achieved. Furthermore its not necessary for her to announce her personal feelings to people so it's best she doesn't do so at this stage. You say she is religious, it's important that she maintains the wajib acts and keeps herself away from haram. As she said we all go to our own grave
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  47. starlight

    The 313 and the Mahdi

    Not intending to look down upon the Shias or discount the ones who are making sincere efforts for the return of Imam(عليه السلام) but here are a few points just for introspection 1. How many of us offer 51 rakats Salah every day or even 4rakats with complete focus? 2. How many of us would be willing to drop our whole lives, our careers, our exams, job interviews and meetings, doctors appointments,our families,all the material possessions we have accumulated,at the drop of a hat and go join him(عليه السلام)? 3. Admission to Hawza does not necessarily mean a person a pious.
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  48. How? Biden is far more discriminating and has been supporting wars decades before Trump entered politics. Btw personally I don't think USA's presidents have much choice in serious matters like which country to wage war on next. I have been writing that. They are all pretty much the same to me.
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