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  1. If the West is going to force their LGBTQRSTUVWXYZ agenda down our throats we deserve to at least have a space where we can voice our concerns
    12 points
  2. These kinds of books can be found in nurseries and primary schools in the UK, the only reason is to indoctrinate children from a young age to accept this. There is no point even having this discussion, these people are open enemies of God and the people who support them or try to justify their behaviour by drawing absurd comparisons with other sins need to do some serious soul searching. At the very least the Muslims who support the lgtb movement should have some shame and keep it to themselves and no try to misguide others.
    10 points
  3. Zellali

    Need prayers please

    Aoa everyone, You may not know me, but I made a post a few years ago concerning my father. Well, yesterday things took a turn for the worst after a couple of peaceful months. An argument between my parents got out of hand where my father wouldn't let go of a topic and my mother after hearing it about it endlessly lost her patience and yelled at him, and he got physical (or maybe he was just scaring her since he'd done stuff to scare but never really pull something off the past year or so) with a stick in his hand. I had stopped intervening in all their fights but this was too far and I only got in between to take the stick away. Did not speak one word, did not yell nor attack him. But he suddenly hit me, and then nobody except me got beat up. Its only 3 marks/bruises and honestly at this point i dont expect any better nor do i feel sad that it happened because it doesnt affect me anymore. However, he is now letting my younger three brothers go on their lives like normal (even though they intervened as well) and making my moms and my life a torturous mental hell. Took both our phones, and i have exams (which im trying to keep my focus on) so i have my laptop. But after my exams are over and university gives vacations for a few weeks, what then? I am trying my best not to think these thoughts and just leave it up to Allah, and dont get me wrong, i am so happy he is not treating my brothers the way he would treat me when i was younger, but now he is putting the same thoughts about my mother and i that he used to try to put in my head about her, that she is selfish,only cares for herself and actually wants to ruin your future so you become losers and stay under her, and much more horrible things. I dont believe that after everything my brothers have witnessed and spoken against him themselves for, will believe him, but its so emotionally draining to go through all this. Please, please make dua for us. For my mother, to see better days, for my brothers, to never witness such things again, for my father, to stop being this way, and for me, to finally be able to earn and live away, to finally set my life and help better their lives, not because of the money, but because i will have, to the extent Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) gives, control over my life to be able to make decisions and act on them; maybe like calling my mother away for a few days at my place or maybe, even my father, and finally be able to solve all this. Please pray we get sabr, i have noticed in myself since yesterdays episode, I seem to have lost peace and patience. Ya Allah give me sabr.
    9 points
  4. Assalamualaikum and congratulations on the day of Eid al Ghadeer! “Praise be to Allah Who has blessed us to be among those who cling and hold to the divinely commissioned leadership and authority of Amir al- Mu'minin and all the Imams, peace be upon them all.”
    8 points
  5. I don't think marriage is about making a checklist and splitting tasks. You simply work together to do what you need to do. Whether that means working, cooking, cleaning or all three shouldn't really matter.
    8 points
  6. I am trying to find someone to get married to on shiamatch .. . And its been soooooo hard... Am i asking for too much if i want a chivalrous men? Men who start conversations.. Who open the car doors for you... and so on.. Who respect women and specially not ignorant. I am almost giving up... ;( Need good luck, wishes and prayers.
    8 points
  7. Salam. First of all, if you contact a mosque they can help you get the assistance that you need. It is better for the child to continue to stay with the mother, because he has attachment to her and leaving her can be traumatic. Child trafficking "the kidnapping of a child for the purpose of slavery, forced labor and exploitation" is a danger in our world, so DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CHILD WITH ANY RANDOM PERSON. A child needs to be cared for by a reputable, licensed and established organization in the country where the child lives. Go in person and make sure that the adoption is carried out according to the laws of your country.
    7 points
  8. Congratulations to everyone on whatever day you celebrate Eid al-Ghadir. Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (p) is reported to have said: “It [Ghadir] is, a holiday; a day of joy and delight; and a day of fasting in gratitude to God, the Exalted.” Al-Tusi, Misbah al-mutahajjid, p. 737. :روي عن الإمام الصادق (ع) "إنَّهُ [الغدير] يَومُ عِيدٍ وَفَرَحٍ وَسُرُورٍ وَيَومُ صَومٍ شُكراً لِلهِ تَعَالَى" [ الطوسي، مصباح المتهجّد، ص ٧٣٧] https://imam-us.org/congratulations-on-the-joyous-event-of-eid-al-ghadir-1442-a-h
    7 points
  9. YES. There are harming the society in which me and my family lives. Yes, they are. I am intolerant towards both.
    7 points
  10. Yes he does.. four permanent wives and X number of Mutah wives :p :p As for what the OP said I think both men and women are slacking at their roles. Both want less work, less responsibilities, more comforts. Just a generation ago most couples in Pakistan took care of parents, younger siblings, any less fortunate relatives both financially and socially. Just a generation down I see wives weeping about lack of privacy and family time if God forbid a parent in law has to move in with them because of sickness or old age and similarly husband's will happily pay for latest iphone or PS or SUV than take over the responsibility of a an orphaned child in the family.
    7 points
  11. Salam my brothers and sisters, This is my first time using this website and I want to reach out for help. Sunday me and my mother got into a big argument which led to being physical and I hit her 1-2 times. I didn’t even know why I did that and at that moment and didn’t even realize I hit her till a bit after. I cried all night because I’ve realized how much I’ve could’ve hurt her. I’m only 12. She is my mother and I love her so much she’s done so much for me and this is my biggest regret. I’ve tried talking to Allah a couple times begging for forgiveness. I’m also going to the store tomorrow to buy her flowers and a necklace to try to plead for forgiveness. When she comes from work tomorrow I’m going to kiss her feet, we talked about what happend today and we agreed what I did was horrible which really was. Please help what should I do it’s the first time I’ve ever hit her and want to seek forgiveness from both her and Allah. She’s struggled so much our father has left us when I was 8. I’ve had no one by our side expect for my mom and little brother. I feel so bad and can’t stop crying. Please I want my mother to be truly happy and seek forgiveness from both her and Allah. -Mari
    6 points
  12. Are you advocating for censorship in general? Who decides which opinions are allowed and which are prohibited? You? You aren't even a registered member, let alone a community leader. Shiachat is for discussion, which necessarily includes disagreement. Refute if you feel strongly. Report if the rules have been violated. Flat earthers drive me nuts, but I'd support their right to speak their nonsense, so long as they aren't hurting anyone or blaspheming. But ugh, it is maddening.
    6 points
  13. My dad had a heart attack and kidney failure at the same time yesterday. We thought he was going to die. I prayed dua for him and he immediately got better his kidneys came back online. It's the first time I had a prayer come true. He's coming home in a few days.
    6 points
  14. I used to have firm belief over this until I got married to an 'apparent man of faith' That was my only requirement from a prospective spouse (and no I am not a very bad person) but all I got from.the marriage was years of physical and verbal abuse. Things aren't that simple and one can't always peek into someone's heart to judge their level of faith.
    6 points
  15. What other category of men is out there,especially in the younger generation? It's not just women empowerment, I fail to see any strong men too but most of all it's the breakdown of the family structure that's the culprit. I absolutely loathe the nuclear family system. There is no guidance or care from elders but more than that children grow up lacking essential skills like taking care of family members and mutual tolerance. People never learn how to hold a family together through the ups and downs of life and this manifests later as divorces and abandonment of children. @3wliya_maryam it's not just the Sayyeds, everyone is behaving the same way. Things are falling apart everywhere. I was talking to some colleagues and was shocked to learn how common extra marital affairs are amongst married women these days. The whole thing was being discussed so causually that I was left dumbfounded and needed a few days to process the discussion. A guy commented that he is open to have a fling now and then but draws the line at married women because that's against his ethical values lol.
    6 points
  16. Social media and the normalization of the interactions between men and women has put a huge strain on the relationship between the two sexes. We begin to take for granted the simplicity of how our culture used to assign partners. Devotion to ones partner is a thing of the past. Romance? Completely dead and buried alongside chivalry. Our generation has been cursed with a revolution that's damaged beyond repair the inner sexual dynamics of the genders unfortunately. Now to your points; My perspective is completely the opposite. Obviously because of our difference in gender but I can only speak to how the gynocentrism and feminist movement has empowered the woman beyond the scope of her duty. You're obviously not wanting to hear the whole "not all men" spiel. But I would ask that you honestly do some self-reflection and ask yourself if those men were worth investing in the first place. I see this quite a lot unfortunately. Some of my friends that are Iraqi, Syrian, Lebanese can be completely described as man-childs who are actively pursuing pleasure. Yet they'll still find themselves getting the attention of women in our community who make the mistake of overlooking flaws such as these in an attempt to reform them. Then they get surprised when they marry them and all the behavior never really left. DO NOT make that mistake. You can usually tell how that person will conduct themselves by observing them. Who cares? Seriously, ask yourself if anywhere within Islam, if bloodlines are indicators that your peers are better than you. This is a cultural superstition and you must rise above it mentally. Perceive it when someone brings it up but never let it effect your judgement. You're the one who's doing a disservice to yourself by trying to correct our culture and its mindset. You are responsible for the way you think. I myself come from a Saadeh family and my uncle is a well known alcoholic. You've let it poison the way you think. See above. You've been lied to. If it doesn't stray you away from the religion you should be able to take an active role in who your partner is. You should be able to explore different options as they come in.
    6 points
  17. Good question. Knowing that answer could help you make up your mind what to do. If you knew that she divorced her first husband because he was shoving her into walls and slapping her around, that might make you understand that she is not a "used" woman. She was cheated and abused. She would appreciate a new husband who is kind and gentle with her.
    6 points
  18. This is guest I want to be a Shia. I just wanted to let everyone on here know that I just joined Shiachat.
    6 points
  19. Laayla

    Donald Rumsfeld Dead

    Bismehe Ta3ala Assalam Alikum Just found out about the news, and I had to come on SC to voice my pleasure of his death. The Iraqis, Afghanis, and Somalians can sleep well tonight knowing a murderer will face the ultimate Justice now with God. It's threads like this that remind me of past threads like John McCain, George H. Bush and other warmongers that wail and say 'don't speak ill of the dead.' There moral compass is so jacked up, and they have no idea of the millions of people they killed in cold blood. US troops would storm in the middle of the night and raid Iraqis, Afganis, and Somalians' homes and drag their men or kill them right before their families eyes. So many atrocities have occured by Rumsfeld from the infamous jail of Abu Ghrab to the attacks of drones on innocent civilians. Anyone who defends this warmonger, Insh'Allah you face the same justice he will receive in the Akheera, behaq Mohammad wa Ahli Mohamad. M3 Salamah, FE AMIN ALLAH
    6 points
  20. I think women should not put their hands in something that is the responsibility of a man. It's nice if a woman is concerned and wants to help out the guy, but if there is no need of them - then they shouldn't. If they have a lot of spare money in their bank accounts. They can can give charity, do community work, build their skills and enrol in an institution etc. They can be creative. Their main responsibility which is way more important - to raise pious children who will grow up to contribute in society and be true soldiers of Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام). Men work so they can buy food for their family and provide a shelter. Now if there is food and shelter, women should be going more deep and trying to spend quality time with their children. Otherwise both "working parents" will grow up to see their children be emotionally distant and go astray.
    6 points
  21. Eid-e-Ghadeer Mubarak to all Momineen wal Mominaat. And Happy Friendship day to all sunnis.
    5 points
  22. What @Mahdavist said. I know probably not many people will agree with me but the core of good marriage isn't rules and division of labour, rather it's kindness and mercy. Husband and wife are one unit (at least that's how it's supposed to be)so whatever tasks need to be taken care of should be handled jointly without following a rule book. A permanent marriage means lifetime of togetherness hopefully and circumstances can change drastically(studying,work routines, pregnancy,kids,illnesses,travel) so empathy and kindness towards your partner is what people should be focusing on, rest falls into place automatically.
    5 points
  23. يَا أَيُّهَا الرَّسُولُ بَلِّغْ مَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكَ مِن رَّبِّكَ وَإِن لَّمْ تَفْعَلْ فَمَا بَلَّغْتَ رِسَالَتَهُ وَاللّهُ يَعْصِمُكَ مِنَ النَّاسِ إِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الْكَافِرِينَ 5:67 قال رسول الله ( صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم ) لعلي في حجة الوداع : " . . . من كنت مولاه فهذا علي مولاه ، اللهم وال من والاه ، وعاد من عاداه ، وانصر من نصره ، واخذل من خذله ، وأدر الحق معه حيثما دار ، اللهم هل بلغت I bear witness that indeed you have delivered the divine message Ya Rasool Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)!!! Eid e Ghadir Mubarak to all of you.
    5 points
  24. A reminder that no one is forcing you to post on shiachat. If you find the people here that rude and manipulative and also don't agree with the forum rules and how mods work then why do you keep returning?
    5 points
  25. The Western world have or had their own shari'a which was firmly against this type of behaviour, this movement and its supporters have put the final nail in the coffin of Christianity in the West and after that they will focus more on Islam.
    5 points
  26. Both actions are haram and a major sin, but I think the main difference is that being an alcoholic is not 'celebrated' in the society in general. It is looked on as a disease that needs to be treated and / or cured. Also, most people who are alcoholics are 'closet' alcoholics. They don't broadcast the fact that they are that way and they don't feel the need to have society 'accept' them for being an alcoholic. Also, most alcoholics, and I have personally known a few, are trying to 'get better' and stop drinking. LGBTQ+ is not considered a disease by the wider society (at least in the US/Europe/Australia/Canada). This has changed in the last 20-30 years or so, because it used to be diagnosed as a mental illness. Now, it is something to be 'celebrated' and promoted, unlike alcoholism. The main problem I (and most others here are expressing similar views) have with it is not that there are people who live this kind of life. If they do it in private, it doesn't affect me. To tell you the truth, and this is just my personal opinion, if the kufar want to promote this just amoung each other, I really don't care. The main problem I have is that in recent years, this 'lifestyle choice' is being forced on and enforced on the whole society, not just the kufar. Since Muslims are part of the society in the named countries, they are also being forced to accept it. They are being told that it is a choice, you can either marry someone of the opposite gender or the same gender. It is completely up to you, and just put your religion and what God says on the side and forget about it. This is the part that I am against. If the advocates of this 'lifestyle' stopped this tactic, I would also stop mentioning it. Believe me, it is probably my least favorite subject to talk about.
    5 points
  27. I can only speak for myself. I detest all haram acts whether its drinking or lying or earning haram rizq or same sex relationships. People who openly indulge in same sex relationships are fasiq. It's surprising you are so concerned about their dunya life yet apparently unperturbed about what they will go through in the akhira if they don't mend their ways. “And as for those who transgress(FASIQ), their abode is the Fire. Whenever they desire to go out of it, they shall be brought back into it, and it shall be said to them: ‘Taste the chastisement of the Fire which you used to deny’.” (SURAH SAJDAH; Verse 20) Would you say the same about same sex couples? Shaitan messing with people??? SC has NEVER promoted hate against women, other races or immigrants.
    5 points
  28. According to us Muslims; Dajjal and Sufyani are real and what they do are not conspiracies. It is happening. The signs of end times. The wars, the epidemics, and spreading of immorality (LGBTXYZs); they are all real. But we work for the coming of Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام) and we want to prepare the ground for his return. So; yes we will always talk about the "conspiracies" and the immoralities which Anti-Christ (Zionism) spread to the world. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) talks about it all the time. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Twelve Imams (عليه السلام) talk about it. And so do we. The Holy Quran says: "When they get power they direct all their efforts towards spreading mischief in the land, destroying harvests (Genetically Engineered Foods, Intentional Burning of Forests, Crops etc.) and ending the human race (Wars, Gayhood, Feminism, Family Planning, Epidemics etc.) whereas Allah does not like mischief." https://tanzil.net/#2:205
    5 points
  29. Both are harming me for different reasons. In the first instance I am being forced to accept something I do not agree with. The influence of this agenda is permeating through social institutions and structures in areas like education and politics and I fear for the future of the next generation(s). In the second instance I am being harmed by, as you mentioned, the hypocrisy of those who operate under the guise of religiosity. They have tried to defame and ridicule me and I am sure many others can relate. Point is, these aren’t mutually exclusive phenomena. You can be harmed by both, simultaneously. The existence of one of these instances does not negate or reduce the influence of another.
    5 points
  30. We have rules (see link in my signature) and occasionally we do have to censor content to maintain a friendly site, but we try to allow free discussion as much as is feasible. My personal opinion is that it's almost always better to refute than to silence.
    5 points
  31. From the blog of brother @Islamic Salvation. The Qur’an – A Compendium of Reliable Shīʿa Hadiths Introduction All praise belongs to Allah! I am immensely pleased to announce the publication of my booklet on the Faḍāʾil al-Qurʾān in which I have attempted to gather, translate and comment on the reliable reports having to do with the Qur’an from the Shīʿa Hadith corpus. It is my hope that this work will be of benefit to us all in strengthening our relation with the Qur’an after understanding the status of the Qur’an from the words of our Imams, especially in the face of accusations by some that we as a school have ignored it. The booklet is available for download by clicking the button near the end of the page. Preface What can one say about the Qur’an? It is only right that we deficient ones limit ourselves to quoting descriptions from God, His Prophet who was the primary recipient of the Qur’an, and the Imams of the Ahl al-Bayt who were the ‘counterparts’ of the Qur’an, and that is what this booklet hopes to do. I can proffer some words, however, about what our relation with the Qur’an should be. I speak justifiably of ‘relationship’ because the Qur’an is not exactly inanimate is ‘it’? There are many reports which attribute physicality to it in the next world as we shall see. We are told, for instance, that one of the three that will complain to Allah on the Day of Judgment will be عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا، عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ فَضَّالٍ، عَمَّنْ ذَكَرَهُ: عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عليه السلام، قَالَ: ثَلَاثَةٌ يَشْكُونَ‏ إِلَى اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَ‏: مَسْجِدٌ خَرَابٌ لَا يُصَلِّي فِيهِ أَهْلُهُ، وَعَالِمٌ بَيْنَ جُهَّالٍ، وَمُصْحَفٌ مُعَلَّقٌ‏ قَدْ وَقَعَ عَلَيْهِ الْغُبَارُ لَايُقْرَأُ فِيهِ A suspended (or in a variant: closed) copy of the Qur’an, upon which dust has gathered and which is not read from[1] Isn’t this more characteristic of a spurned associate than a physical object? Better, then, to court the Qur’an like no other and enjoy its constant companionship. This is, after all, what the Prophet {s} instructed the Commander of the Faithful {a} in his final will and testament to him: مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيى‏، عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسى‏، عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ النُّعْمَانِ، عَنْ مُعَاوِيَةَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ، قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عليه السلام يَقُولُ: كَانَ فِي وَصِيَّةِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وآله لِعَلِيٍّ عليه السلام أَنْ قَالَ: يَا عَلِيُّ، أُوصِيكَ فِي نَفْسِكَ بِخِصَالٍ احْفَظْهَا عَنِّي، ثُمَّ قَالَ: اللَّهُمَّ أَعِنْهُ: أَمَّا الْأُولى‏ فَالصِّدْقُ، وَلَا تَخْرُجَنَ‏ (يخرجنّ) مِنْ فِيكَ كَذِبَةٌ أَبَداً … وَعَلَيْكَ بِتِلَاوَةِ الْقُرْآنِ عَلى‏ كُلِّ حَالٍ O ʿAlī, I will unto you certain traits, preserve them from me. Then the Prophet supplicated for ʿAlī saying ‘O Allah assist him (to fulfill this)’ before continuing: As for the first it is truthfulness, no lie should ever emit forth from your mouth … and upon you is to recite the Qur’an under all circumstances …[2] Nothing would be more shameful than for someone to exit this world without finding intimacy in the Qur’an. Imam al-Ṣādiq {a} said: عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ، عَنْ سُلَيْمٍ الْفَرَّاءِ، عَنْ رَجُلٍ: عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عليه السلام، قَالَ: يَنْبَغِي لِلْمُؤْمِنِ أَنْ لَايَمُوتَ حَتّى‏ يَتَعَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ، أَوْ يَكُونَ فِي تَعْلِيمِهِ‏ (تعلّمه) It is incumbent on a believer not to die without having learnt the Qur’an or being in the process of learning it[3] For when all is said and done, and when the final analysis is written, nothing will remain of this temporal world which is fleeting away except the eternal deeds done sincerely for His sake. Imam al-Bāqir {a} tells a story: عَنْهُ‏ (أحمد بن محمّد بن عيسى)، عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ (بن سعيد)، عَنِ النَّضْرِ (بن سويد)، عَنِ الْقَاسِمِ بْنِ سُلَيْمَانَ، عَنْ أَبِي مَرْيَمَ الْأَنْصَارِيِّ، عَنْ جَابِرٍ: عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ عليه السلام، قَالَ: سَمِعْتُهُ يَقُولُ: وَقَعَ مُصْحَفٌ فِي الْبَحْرِ، فَوَجَدُوهُ وَقَدْ ذَهَبَ مَا فِيهِ إِلَّا هذِهِ الْآيَةَ: أَلا إِلَى اللَّهِ تَصِيرُ الْأُمُورُ A Musḥaf (Copy of the Qur’an) fell into the sea, then they found it and all that was in it had gone (become effaced) except this verse “Look! To Allah do all matters return!” (42:53)[4] https://shiiticstudies.com/2021/07/19/the-quran-a-compendium-of-reliable-shia-hadiths/
    5 points
  32. Diaz

    Eid Al-Adha Mubarak

    Salamu Alaykum everyone, Eid Mubarak to U all. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bless us all, our loved ones, and all Muslims in the world. What’s your plan for eid? I can’t go to my grandmother house because I still didn’t get the vaccine, I will go the day after. On eid I will hang out with my cousin.
    5 points
  33. Wa alaikum as salam Sadly what you have described is one of the key social problems that our communities face around the world. Personally I believe that ignorance is the root source of several problems including this one. Among muslimeen the majority of the people have little to no knowledge of our religious teachings and even when they do we clearly haven't adopted them 'en masse' as a community. While Islam has broken down negative barriers and prejudices, ignorant muslims have rebuilt them. We all have a collective responsibility to ensure that we break these barriers down once again by promoting and adhering to religious values and identity over sociocultural bias and prejudice. For the young women out there I would say do not let your anger on this issue prevent you from getting married and completing half of your deen. Remaining unmarried will not solve the problem, rather it will create new ones. We need a generation of fathers and mothers who refuse to repeat the mistakes of their predecessors. Yes, finding a decent man is challenging but remember that just as there are decent women out there, there are also decent men.
    5 points
  34. I used to have one I was the eldest in a convert community that fell apart I was voted to lead it, I thought I may try again. My family owns some property I can put a large tent on maybe if i can find 4 or five people I could do it. I just want a place for congregational prayer.
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  35. I would recommend the following 1.Stop watching porn 2.Stay away from anyone or anything that is tempting you into this choice.This goes for your TV programs as well. 3. If you are probably young it is your sexual urges try to resolve them in halal way marriage permanent preferably if not temporary one. 4.Keep yourself away from your phone specially when you are alone. 5.Stop using reddit. 6.Keeping the Akhira will help you see how things work out.You would not want to disappoint your loved ones specially the Ahylul Bayat (عليه السلام). 7.Keep yourself occupied in productive assignments.Read Quran for a change and see how it opens up your world. 8.Do not forget to pray and do dua through tawasul of Ahylul Bayat (عليه السلام). 9.Remember Allah is watching you all the time.
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  36. 313_Waiter

    What is Sabr ?

    Lady Zainab (s.a)
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  37. أَفَلَمْ يَسِيرُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ فَتَكُونَ لَهُمْ قُلُوبٌ يَعْقِلُونَ بِهَا أَوْ آذَانٌ يَسْمَعُونَ بِهَا فَإِنَّهَا لَا تَعْمَى الْأَبْصَارُ وَلَكِن تَعْمَى الْقُلُوبُ الَّتِي فِي الصُّدُورِ 22:46 What relationship you can understand between heart & intellect or intellectual capacities from the above verse? قلب سليم is a thing which is expected from humanity. Can we have عقل سليم without the قلب سليم ? Hujjah of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) didn't got extinct with the martyrdom of Imam e Mazloom (عليه السلام). Imam Sajjad (عليه السلام) was the purified Imam of time after him. It was so obvious because of the fact that he was the only son of Imam Hussain (عليه السلام), left after the tragedy of Karbala. For the Zaidiyyah, it is unfortunate that they do not recognize Imam Sajjad (عليه السلام) as the Hujjah of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) upon creation. And that alone is sufficient to reject such ideology. No, there is no panic Alhamdulillah. Everything is as clear as daylight to us. To understand the "practical guidance" of Imam of our time, you first need to understand "practical misguidance" of your unseen enemy, infact greatest enemy. Obviously, the source of guidance is God Almighty. So the words of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) too, are hujjah upon us. His statements & promises are nothing but the truth. So when He said: وَلِكُلِّ قَوْمٍ هَادٍ (13:7) and (there is) a guide for every people. This statement is truth. Ismah is a prerequisite for every guide/Hadi. So bringing the clear verses of Quran which do not even need the interpretation, is not a fault. This statement could be true if written in the way like this: "Do not let the falsehood blind your eyes from the truth" It is very easy to find the truth. It is self-evident. It is present in the mutawatir ahadith, accepted by all the Muslims (Ali (عليه السلام) is with truth & truth is with Ali (عليه السلام)). You only need to keep or maintain the distinction between the truth & falsehood. Don't mixup the things & get deviated from the right path. To understand the Sunnah (which do not change) of the Most Merciful, you just need to gaze upon the words of Most Merciful, the commands of His Messengers. We have neither seen any of the Prophets from Adam (عليه السلام) to Khatam (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), yet we believe in them. We have not seen the Jesus (عليه السلام), but we believe in him and believe in his coming. We haven't seen any of the Imam (عليه السلام), from Ali (عليه السلام) to Mehdi (عليه السلام), but we believe on them too. We haven't seen Satan, but we believe that he is our greatest enemy. We haven't seen Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), but we believe in Him. So don't just discard what you are unable to see with your two material eyes. You can use the eyes of your "heart" to gaze upon the truth. All the signs are there, just try to open up the eyes of your heart and pray to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) to help you in this matter. Wassalam!!
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  38. *اَللَّهُمَّےصـلِّےِعَلَى مُحَمَّــدٍوَآلِےِمُحَمَّــدٍ* Salamualaikum. Allow me to write my concluding remarks too. 1. We have Quran that stated there should be Imams that guide to Truth. Brother @Coolalready summarized those verse. I will not take your statement above because Quran clearly opposed your stand. In the hereafter, we cannot complaint to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) that there was not living guide to us. 2. Your take about Imam, must be physically available. If not physically available, he is not a Living Imam. We say an Imam can be physically hidden, but he must be living among us and can be physically available ONLY with Allah's (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) permission. 3. Your understanding of Imams is to fill the need for having leaders. Our understanding of having Imams is to protect the religion and guide the true followers of Islam. Brother, Failed to convince you does not mean we failed in our belief. Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) also didn't manage to convince all Christians, Jews and Quresh during his time. Many of Companions failed to follow his instructions. Imam Ali (عليه السلام) was NOT able to convinced Abu Bakr, Umar and many companions to make him as successor to Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) despite having all the proofs plus qualifications. So-called companions and Wife of Prophet went to war with Imam Ali. But true Islam flourishes, because true followers never abandon Ahlulbayt in upholding the religion of Islam. So Brother, not able to convince you is not an issue for me. The most important thing, we have given you the proofs. That is our duty. To get the guidance is between you and Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). I am very grateful to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) because having the opportunity to discuss with you. And thank you too for inviting me for the discussion. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) guide us all. For my concluding remark, I want to provide a quote from Imam Khomeini (رضي الله عنه) in his wasiat (available online in pdf). Imam Khomeini (رضي الله عنه) wrote: "We take pride that the infallible Imams from Ali b. Abu Talib till the savior of humanity, his Holiness Mahdi, the Master of Ages ((عليه السلام).) who lives by the power of Almighty and oversees our affairs is our Imam (leader)." Wassalam.
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  39. Sunni books btw, their scholars did say Al Askari (عليه السلام) had a son.
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  40. This is cruel. Ending a marriage because someone is not useful to you anymore....
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  41. Maintaining your health is essential, not a luxury. In order to maintain your health, you need regular, vigorous physical exercise. This is defined as physical activity, at least 3 times a week for at least 20 minutes, where your heart rate goes to plus 35% above baseline(usually around 72 bpm depending on age, weight, etc). Ask any doctor, they will tell you that this is essential for maintaining health. So most people have only a limited number of these options listed above to do this activity. If you have options which are completely free of any chance of sinning, like some you listed above, then yes, those should be the first choice. Not everyone has those options available to them. What is not allowed is to just say (like many muslims do) 'Well I don't have any options to maintaining my health except going to the gym, which is haram or at least makrooh so I'm not going to do anything'. This is not an option because it is wajib for us to maintain our health, as much as we can, and not doing this is haram. If we fail to maintain our health, we are killing ourselves (which is haram), just in a more slow fashion, as opposed to jumping off a bridge, which is killing ourselves in a more quick fashion. Regular exercise is as much a part of maintaining our health as is regular eating and drinking.
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  42. layman

    Zaydi - Twelver (Debate) 2

    Salamualaikum, *اَللَّهُمَّےصـلِّےِعَلَى مُحَمَّــدٍوَآلِےِمُحَمَّــدٍ* *اَللَّهُمَّےصـلِّےِعَلَى مُحَمَّــدٍوَآلِےِمُحَمَّــدٍ* *اَللَّهُمَّےصـلِّےِعَلَى مُحَمَّــدٍوَآلِےِمُحَمَّــدٍ* Dear Brother, Thank you for putting your understanding. Now I am putting my understanding for comparison. Point 5 is longer a bit. Point 1) We all believe that all Guidance originates from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). The information on how to get the guidance from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) comes through means (i.e Ahlulbayt, Quran, hadith, doas,...) to us They informed us, and depending on our level of belief, then the guidance from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will materialize in the self Can we agreed on this? So information to get guidance can be transmitted to use through many means: 1. Prophet, Imams , Quran, written texts (correct hadiths and teachings), accepted practices. 2. Through what Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has created (creation and science) whether we see it or not (zahir or hidden). Even through dream or other unseen methods. Point 2) We read Quran, a munafiq or a non-muslim also read Quran, it that same in term of level of guidance to get from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)? My belief, everybody received guidance from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) differently (based on their capabilities, capacities and the state of belief). If a person is connected to Prophet and Imams (in real sense), his level of receiving guidance is the highest. Point 3) We also believe that continuous information on guidance through His Current Representative (Ulil Amr or Imam) must exist in order to guide us now and future. The method of getting the information on guidance depends are many levels / doors. Point 4) Imam or Ulil Amr must be by selection of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and not through election by the people. Because they are the strongest / reliable / secure means to get guidance from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). I believe we can agreed on this. Point 5. One of the compulsory (no exception) and important condition to get guidance is to believe in Unseen. One of the Brother mentioned earlier “This is the Book. In it is guidance surely without any doubt, to those who fear God, who believe in the Unseen, are steadfast in prayer, and spend out of what we have provided for them.” (Sura Baqarah, verse 2 and 3) What do we mean by "believe in the Unseen"? We know our Prophet (Nubuwwah) and Imams (Imamate) are part of unseen because they are not physically available. All past Prophets are unseen. Kaabah is seen, but Baitullah is unseen. Physical Quran (written in a book) is not the "real Quran". The real Quran is unseen, and we are only connected to the real Quran (Kalamullah) once we believe the text that we see and the words that we read from the text is connected to the real Quran (the same like the Kaabah and Baitullah analogy). Believe in unseen does not mean describing entities of the unseen. Believe in unseen means that "we can have unseen connection" to those unseen entities that we believe in (e.g. Nubuwwah and Imamate). When we say that we "believe in Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)" , it means we believe that we are having "unseen connection to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)". We believe in the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Imam Ali (عليه السلام) means we have "unseen connection" with both of them. And Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Imam (عليه السلام) have direct unseen connection with Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Because of our unseen connection to Prophet and Imams, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) gives HIS unseen guidance to us. Correct unseen connection to unseen entities (Prophets, Imams, Baitulllah, Kalamullah), the entities must be approved by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) as means to receive Allah's (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) Guidance. Prophet and Imam are approved as Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) Representatives. Baitullah and Quran (Kalamullah) are approved lines of connection to Allahswt. If we believe to those unseen entities that they are Divinely Approved by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), the unseen connection can be established to them and through them to Allahswt. So we will receive guidance from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) because we "believe in unseen". That what we means by believe in Unseen. We read the Quran from the text with a belief that Quran is Word of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), then we are connected to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) through Quran. If we believe to entities that not appoved by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), then misguidance will fall on us. Let suppose we believe in Aisya or Muawiya (unseen entities that were dead long time ago), then the corrupted unseen connection will be established to our self. Our behavior will change toward what Aisya and Muawiya want our of us, but not what Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) wants out of us. If we believe to unseen entities that Approved by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), such Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Imams (عليه السلام), then that unseen connection will guide us to change our behavior toward whatever actions that aligned with the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Imams (عليه السلام). Whatever the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Imam (عليه السلام) feel and understand, we will get same to some degree. That is how we get guidance from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) through the Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Imams (عليه السلام) When Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) sees in our souls that there is "no unseen connection" to ALL of his Approved Divinely Appointed Representatives, we are in trouble. Therefore, we believe in all Prophets, Imams and all approved Divine entities. That is the reasons Quran make it "believe in unseen" as condition to get guidance from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). In general, having unseen connection to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) gives us the unseen guidance from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) that we have the foundation in our heart and souls that Islam is complete and is the right way of life for us to follow. Having connection to Imams (عليه السلام) give us the unseen guidance from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and that message of Islam is fully protection and secure as long as the Imamate exists. However, Islam has not fully encompassed the entire world yet after the wafat of the Prophet because all eleven Imams were killed. So the last one was safe by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and remains hidden from humans until the right time occurs. The purpose of the Ghaibat Kubra is ensure continuous guidance from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) by the means of "believe in unseen" or unseen connection to living and hidden Imam (عليه السلام). What type of unseen guidance we need from the Last Imam? Believe in hidden Imam as Divinely Approve Representative will give us the foundation of hope to move on and the belief that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has not abandoned followers of Islam and us in particular. With this Unseen Connection with Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام), Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will instill Guidance in Us in term of 'Having Hope" that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has not abandoned us. Just by that belief alone is enough for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) to give us HIS Guidance on daily basis directly, so that we can prepare for his return to establish justice and Islam all over the world. When the Imam is hidden, it is also means the unseen connection to him open to all followers. Physically connection is limited by space and time. Unseen connection is instantaneous, direct and secure. Do we think Imam Khomeini (رضي الله عنه) will be successful without that "unseen connection" to Prophet and Imams, specifically to Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام)? Only those who have not believe in "unseen" having problem to understand. Iran is successfully standing up against enemies of Islam because of Unseen Connection to Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام) and Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) guidance has come down in term of how to build a country from all aspects. I still remember on of the slogan during revolution ""O God, o God, keep Khomeini until the Revolution of the Mahdi" --Khuda ya khuda ya, ta ingelap bi Mahdi, Khomeini ronigahda (this is from my memory). That belief in 12th Imam keeps Shias alive and kicking . Believe in Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام), whether he is hidden is not a problem, AS LONG as the Imam is Divinely Appointed Representative. Otherwise, we cannot make the "unseen connection" to the Current Ulil Amr of our time and our affairs will be uncontrolled. If that connection is loss, then Divine Guidance will stop. Look at groups of muslims in the world, muslim countries, Arab muslim leaders who are currently NO believing in unseen connection to Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام). What happen to them? Which group has the MOST hope for Islam to return? Only those who believe in 12 Imam and can we see the difference? Where the guidance come from? We have proofs that Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام) has made his appearance in the past. That is good enough proof that he existed. The same thing is for our belief in Rasulullah (عليه السلام) and Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام). There have appeared for few years, 1400 years ago. Even the appearance was for one day, it is good enough. Ghaibat of the 12th Imam is necessary because the completion of justice has not yet reach to all. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is preserving the 12th Imam life so that Imamate is not cut off from the starting point (Imam Ali). Bro @Zaidism, I hope you understand from my point of view of why I believe in Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام) is the 12th Imam. By the way, Hz Isa (عليه السلام) will provide guidance under the banner of Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام) as witness to his followers. Why he has not provide the guidance to the people now? Because the prophethood was not ended yet during his time and after that Imamate continues to provide guidance to the people. So Hz Isa (عليه السلام) is not the main source of guidance for us. Nevertheless, believe in Hz Isa (عليه السلام) as past Prophet is mandatory. Wallahualam
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  43. Assalamualaikum. (Taken from https://www.marefateahlebait.com/know-the-ahlul-bait/ahlulbait-and-prophets ) Narrated by Jabir bin Abdullah who said, The Prophet (saww) said to me, "O Jabir, which brother is more superior/prefered?" I (Jabir) said, "The son's born from the (same?) father and the mother." Then the Prophet (saww) said, "We the Prophets (عليه السلام) are brothers and I am the most superior (Afzal) of them and the most most beloved of the brothers to Me is Ali ibn Abi Talib (عليه السلام) and to Me, He is more superior than the Prophets (عليه السلام). So whoever claims that the Prophets (عليه السلام) are superior to Imam Ali (عليه السلام) so indeed he has considered me the smallest of the Prophets (عليه السلام) and the one who considers me to to be the smallest of the Prophets (عليه السلام) has committed Kufr, because I have not taken Imam Ali (عليه السلام) as a brother but based on what I know of His superiority and My Lord has commanded this to me." [Source: Taweel al-Aayat, Pg. 539] Prophet Muhammad (ص) said, "O Ali (ع)! Allah (تبارك و تعالى) has given preference (Fadhl) to Messengers over His close angels. And He has given Me preference (Fadhl) over all the Prophets and Messengers. And preference (Fadhl) after Me is for You, O Ali (ع) and for the Imams after you." [Source: Uyun Akhbar al-Ridha, Vol. 2, Pg. 237] Narrated to us Al-Sanady Bin Muhammad, from Yunus Bin Yaqoub, from Abdul Aala who said; Abu Abdullah Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said: "No Prophet (عليه السلام) has ever been a Prophet (عليه السلام) at all except by recognizing Our rights, and by preferring Us over every one other than us." [Source: Basair al-Darajaat, Vol. 1, Chapter. 9, Hadees. 1] It has been narrated to us Ahmad Bin Is’haq, from Abdullah Bin Hamaad, from Sayf Al-Tamaar who said: "There was with Abu Abdullah (عليه السلام) a group of Shiites in Al-Hijr. He (عليه السلام) said: 'Are there eyes watching us?' We turned to the right and to the left, we did not see any one. We said, 'There are no eyes watching us'. He said: ‘By the Lord of the Kaaba, and the Lord of the House’, three times, then said: ‘If I was between Musa (عليه السلام) and Khizr (عليه السلام), I would have told them both that I am more knowledgeable than them both, and would have given them both the news which was not in their hands, because Musa (عليه السلام) and Khizr (عليه السلام) were Given the knowledge of what has happened, and were not Given knowledge of what will be happening up to the Day of Judgement, and the Messenger of Allah (saww) was Given knowledge of what has happened and what will be happening up to the Day of Judgement. We have inherited from the Messenger of Allah (saww) the inheritance. [Source: Basaair Al-Darajaat, Vol. 3, Chapter. 7, Hadees. 1] Abu Abdullah Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said; Prophet Suleiman (عليه السلام) had with Him the Great Name of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Whatever He asked by it, He got it, and if He supplicated by it, it got answered. And had it been today, He would be in need of Us [Ahlulbait (as)]. [Source: Basair al-Darajaat, Vol. 1, Pg. 211] Muhammad has narrated from Ahmad from Ali ibn Nu‘man, in a marfu’ manner from Abu Jafar Imam Baqir (عليه السلام) who has said the following; "They try to absorb the little moisture but ignore the huge river." Someone asked the Imam (عليه السلام), "What is (this) huge river?" The Imams (عليه السلام)said, "It is the Messenger of Allah (saww) and the Knowledge that Allah gave to him. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), combined in Muhammad (saww) the Sunnah (traditions) of all the prophets from Adam onwards to Muhammad (saww)." Someone asked him, "What are those sunnah (traditions)?" The Imams (عليه السلام) said, "They are all the knowledge of the prophets (عليه السلام). The Messenger of Allah transferred all of them to Amir al-Mu’minin Ali (عليه السلام)." The man then said, "O son of the Messenger of Allah, is Amir al-Mu’minin Ali (عليه السلام) more knowledgeable or some of the prophets?" Abu Jafar Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) replied, "Listen, everyone to what he just said. Allah opens the ears of whoever He wants. I said to him that Allah combined for Muhammad (saww) the knowledge of the prophets and he combined all of it with Amir al-Mu’minin Ali (عليه السلام). He now asks me, 'Was Ali (عليه السلام) more knowledgeable or some of the prophets?' [Source: al-Kafi, Vol. 1, Kitab al-Hujjah, Ch. 32, Hadith. 6] It has been narrated to us Ahmad Bin Is’haq, from Abdullah Bin Hamaad, from Sayf Al-Tamaar who said: "There was with Abu Abdullah (عليه السلام) a group of Shiites in Al-Hijr. He (عليه السلام) said: 'Are there eyes watching us?' We turned to the right and to the left, we did not see any one. We said, 'There are no eyes watching us'. He said: ‘By the Lord of the Kaaba, and the Lord of the House’, three times, then said: ‘If I was between Musa (عليه السلام) and Khizr (عليه السلام), I would have told them both that I am more knowledgeable than them both, and would have given them both the news which was not in their hands, because Musa (عليه السلام) and Khizr (عليه السلام) were Given the knowledge of what has happened, and were not Given knowledge of what will be happening up to the Day of Judgement, and the Messenger of Allah (saww) was Given knowledge of what has happened and what will be happening up to the Day of Judgement. We have inherited from the Messenger of Allah (saww) the inheritance. [Source: Basaair Al-Darajaat, Vol. 3, Chapter. 7, Hadees. 1] Imam Jafar Sadiq (عليه السلام) said: “Once a Jew came to the Prophet (saww) and stood in front of him and was staring at him. Prophet Muhammad (saww) said, “O Jew, what do you need?” The Jew replied, “Are you superior (the best) or Moosa bin Imran (عليه السلام) with whom Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) spoke and the Torah was revealed to him and the stick, and split the sea for him and the clouds shadowed over him.” The Prophet (saww) said, “I do not like that a person praises himself, but I say that, “When Adam (عليه السلام) committed the sin asked the repentance of his sin by saying, “O Allah, I ask you by the right of Muhammad (saww) and the family of Muhammad (عليه السلام) to forgive me.” And then Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) forgave him.” “And when Noah (عليه السلام) boarded the ship and feared that the ship would drown he said, “O Allah, I ask you by the right of Muhammad (saww) and the family of Muhammad (عليه السلام) to save me from drowning.” And then Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) saved him.” “And when Ibrahim (عليه السلام) was thrown into the fire he said, “O Allah, I ask you by the right of Muhammad (saww) and the family of Muhammad (عليه السلام) to save me from the fire.” And then Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) made the fire cold and safe for him.” “And when Moosa (عليه السلام) threw the stick and felt fear in his heart he said, “O Allah, I ask you by the right of Muhammad (saww) and the family of Muhammad (عليه السلام) to strengthen me from this fear.” And then Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) said to Moosa (عليه السلام), “Do not fear, for you are higher” “O Jew, If Moosa (عليه السلام) would get to me and does not believe in me (saww) and in my Prophet hood then his faith and his Prophet hood would be of no use (benefit) to him.” “O Jew, and when the Mehdi (عجّل الله تعالى فرجه الشريف) from my progeny comes out, Esa bin Maryam (عليه السلام) will descend and will help Him (عجّل الله تعالى فرجه الشريف) and will keep Him (عجّل الله تعالى فرجه الشريف) ahead and will be pray behind Him (عجّل الله تعالى فرجه الشريف).” [Source: Amali – Sheikh Saduq Majalis.39 Hadees.4] Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said: "Regarding the saying of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) "Verily among his Shia was Ibrahim", Verily Ibrahim (عليه السلام) is among the Shia of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him and his Progeny, He (Ibrahim) is among the Shia of Ali (عليه السلام). And all those who are from among the Shia of Ali they are among the Shia of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him and his pure Progeny." [Source: Tawil Al Ayat Vol.2 Pg.495 (Sura-e-Saffat)] Jabir bin Yazid Joafi asked Imam Jafar Sadiq (عليه السلام) the interpretation of the verse "Verily among his Shia is Ibrahim". Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) replied saying: "Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) created Ibrahim (عليه السلام) and removed the veil from his eyes. Ibrahim (عليه السلام) looked and saw a light (Noor) next to the throne and said, "My Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) what is this light?" He was told that this is the light of Muhammad (saww) the purest of my creations. Then Ibrahim (عليه السلام) saw a light next to that light (of Muhammad) and said, "My Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) what is this light?" He was told that this is the light of Ali bin Abi Talib (عليه السلام) helper of my religion. Then Ibrahim (عليه السلام) saw 3 more lights next to these 2 lights (of Muhammad and Ali) and said, "My Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and what are these lights?". He was told that this is the light of Fatima (sa) whose lovers are weaned from fire (of hell) and the light of her sons Hasan (عليه السلام) and Husain (عليه السلام). Ibrahim (عليه السلام) then said, "My Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) I see 9 lights". He was told that these are the Imams (عليه السلام) from the sons of Ali (عليه السلام) and Fatima (sa). Then Ibrahim (عليه السلام) said, "My Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) by the right of these Five, inform me about these 9 lights". He was told that the first is Ali bin Husain (عليه السلام) and then his son Muhammad (عليه السلام) and then his son Jafar (عليه السلام) and then his son Moosa (عليه السلام) and then his son Ali (عليه السلام) and then his son Muhammad (عليه السلام) and then his son Ali (عليه السلام) and then his son Hasan and then his son Qaim (عجّل الله تعالى فرجه الشريف). Then Ibrahim (عليه السلام) said, "My Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and my Master I see lights which are countless and none knows the count but You. He was told that these are the Shias of Amir Al Momineen Ali bin Abi Talib (عليه السلام). Then Ibrahim (عليه السلام) said, "By what are the Shias known?" Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) said, "By 51 rakat Prayers, saying 'BisMillah' Aloud, performing the Qunoot before Ruku and wearing rings on the right hand. Then Ibrahim (عليه السلام) said, "O Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), make me from among the Shia of Amir Al Momineen". Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) gave the news of this in his book and said "Verily among his Shia is Ibrahim". Source: Tawil Al Ayat Vol.2 Pg.495 (Sura-e-Saffat), Mustadrak Vol.4 Pg.187, Bihar Al Anwar Vol.36 Pg.151, Al Fazail Pg. 158 https://www.marefateahlebait.com/know-the-ahlul-bait/ahlulbait-and-prophets Wassalam.
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  44. wasn't the killing of the ahlul bayt a conspiracy? isn't imam mahdi a conspiracy theory? how can you accept one but deny the other. these events are happening for a reason, and that reason will finally take us to the return of our imam. If that reason wouldn't be sinister, then what's the purpose of the return of imam? wouldn't we be able to solve all the issues ourselves? how can you believe in imam mahdi but deny the conspiracy against humanity that are signs of his return.
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  45. notme

    Need some new hobbies

    Gardening is relaxing and outdoors. If you don't have any outdoor space, you can grow flowers, herbs, or small vegetables in pots on your balcony or windowsill.
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  46. Not useless, but not useful enough. We need our own mass communication separate from government control. That would be a much more effective "weapon". We need to break free from dependence on mass production, printed money and banks, and petroleum products. They use access to those to control us.
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  47. NOI is it's own religion, it is not Islam, so these people are not Muslims. If there are actual Muslims there, try to get some data on this, i.e. how many families in which areas, etc. You need good data to do any project like this. Once you have the data, we can advise you on the next steps. I'm not trying to criticize you brother, but the way you're going about this, you have the steps backward. You are trying to figure out a location before you have even established that there is a need. You need to first establish that there is a need, then we can talk about the specifics. The first step to establishing a need is gathering some basic demographic data on the Muslim population in your area. Unfortunately in the US, official US census data does not include religion, otherwise you would have been able to use this free source. You will probably have to make a guess as to where the families are, then go and knock on doors and ask them. Make sure you keep good, detailed records about each household and where it is. If people don't want to give their name, specifics, then don't ask for this. Many people are suspicious of people who come knocking on their door in America. I know that. Just ask if they are muslim and would they be interested in supporting a project to establish a masjid in the area. If they say 'Yes', then just get as much information as they are willing to share and record it, and keep it in a secure source, like a notebook or a spreadsheet on a computer. Once you have completed that step, then we can have a discussion on the next step. Rome wasn't buillt in a day. These things take time, but you are rewarded by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) for every step you take fe Sibilillah.
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  48. Diaz

    Thoughts 2021

    This year is really scary, my ex best friend passed away on jan. Yesterday one of my classmate had an car accident, sadly he passed away, his sister is in coma from the accident, pls everyone pray for her.
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  49. Islam can not be compatible fully with any political/ social theory. As they don't take individual morality into account . Eg in Islam technically you can amass as much wealth as you want and the taxes are very low. But the emphasis is on moral responsibility giving charity, not becoming absorbed in the material. Responsibility is put firmly on the individual. And the morals guide comes from Allah. most secular form of government are cynical they assume nobody will act in a moral manner and therefore enforce laws and taxes to make sure social needs are taken care of and people behave themselves. *How do you even teach morality if societies basis is atheism. The law then becomes the enforced moral compass.
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  50. starlight

    Thoughts 2021

    Great advice. But my concern is that for the period of time I have to spend in this dunya I don't find anyone who I can look upto as a halfway good spiritual mentor, whose motive is purely gaining closeness to Allah. I believe these are the people we should stay close to in these turbulent times - someone I could trust and look to for advice. Likes of Ayatullah Behjat have already left this dunya leaving behind a gaping hole and no one to take their place. Ayatullah Sistani (عليه السلام) someone else whom I respect is in his twilight years and secondly, doesn't address people publicly. Rest of the well known scholars, frankly one thing or other has happened that had made me question their khulus. There must be some gems somewhere (313 or their ancestors) but I think they keep to themselves.
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