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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. He is the Creator of that sounds and visions, thus He actualized them, so He is aware of it's essence and knows everything about it. As how? By Himself.
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  17. Read the underlined and bold paragraph: He who assigns to Him (different) conditions does not believe in His Oneness, nor does he who likens Him grasp His reality. He who illustrates Him does not signify Him. He who points at Him and imagines Him does not mean Him. Everything that is known through itself has been created, and everything that exists by virtue of other things is the effect (of a cause). He works but not with the help of instruments. He fixes measures but not with the activity of thinking. He is rich but not by acquisition.
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  18. Ayatollah Bahjat (r.h) was a gem, a true Arif. I remember it mentioned somewhere (not in this video) that he once said "If you don't reach a high station by performing salat in its prime time, then you may curse me!". The idea that just the act of performing prayer in its prime time is greatly rewarded in itself is a mercy from Allah. If true focus was also required (as he said in this video), then almost no one could achieve anything. I have read a tradition about this too, but I'll have to search for it. That's not to say that you shouldn't try to pray with focus though.
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  19. Praying on prime time is so important, delaying it even slightly without any valid reason is bad for our spirituality. I feel the best advice one can recieve from someone - "pray on time" Without this, everything else seems pointless. I also feel it's possible to stay away from major/obvious sins if we consistently pray on time.
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  20. 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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  21. I already provided authentic narration to Support narration of Zaid Bin Arqam. And those narrations from Ali (عليه السلام) were authentic according to Twelver shia Salafi website as well. So proving narrators weak again is meaningless. Habib Bin Abi Thabit is a Mudalis no doubt, but in other chains, he seems to mention narrator between him and Zayd Bin Arqam which is Abu Tufayl. And for each and every sentence of that narrations of Mustadrak lil Hakim, Iwe provided a Sahih, Hasan (li zatihi) Shahid (Support) thus it gets authenticated. ALi bin Zaid is Just known as weak. He
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  22. I have been wanting to read a book or listen to a lecture for a while now on improving my daily prayer and its been on my mind but end up forgetting to research. Btw (side topic), i have noticed A LOT that whenever a thought crosses my mind regarding religion (for example, how to do something or just generally wonder about something), after a few days or so God sends someone or something my way regarding that "thing." Guess this is one of those times
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  23. notme

    Your future plans/goals?

    Similar, but in the United States. I want to design and build communities, not suburbs, and for poor and other working people, not for rich people. And I want to improve recycling and energy production, to develop a closed system for us, no waste. And I want to open a free restaurant.
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  24. I want to finish school and go to collage. I want to get a doctors degree then go learn in the Hawza’s of Najaf and Qum.
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  25. Maybe journalism/writing inshallah
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  26. Salaam Imam Ali (عليه السلام) in Nahj ul Balagha: Acquire wisdom and truth from whomever you can because even an apostate can have them but unless they are passed over to a faithful Muslim and become part of wisdom and truth that he possesses, they have a confused existence in the minds of apostates. (This one is Lengthy) Kumayl ibn Ziyad An-Nakha'i has related: Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, caught hold of my hand and took me to the graveyard. When he had passed through the graveyard and left the city behind, he breathed a deep sigh and said: O Kumayl, t
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  27. Can someone explain to me how the security establishment in Iran is so fragile that people can infiltrate networks and just carry out these assassinations whenever they wish? Someone better have Ayatollah Khamenei on guard, because it seems like they could orchestrate a kidnapping between now and January, given the absolutely terrible state of Iran's security.
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  28. smma

    Temporary marriage?

    Im not knowledgeable enough to take part in the conversation, but im following
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  29. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Please pray for anyone who is lonely and did not have a family to say Happy Thanksgiving to. يا نور المستوحشين في الظلم O Light of the Lonely in the Darkness!
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  30. Open discussion is encouraged. Personal taunts and insults are not. If I have to start hiding more posts for such reasons then warnings will be issued.
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  31. Hi I've not posted on this thread for a long time, but this autumn I have really rejoiced at the colours and shapes of the leaves. So I have done a painting where I used an A1 sheet of flip chart paper and painted a tree using poster paints then stuck leaves on it which I had previously pressed for a week or so.
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  32. Both my parents share lineages to Imams, my mother is Al-Yasiri and my father is Al-Sharifi. I never really looked at any family tree and formally traced back my lineage, I believe I descend from the line of Imam Hussein ((عليه السلام).) Regardless of whether we share such lineages or not it is important to keep in mind that it is our God-consciousness that matters.
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  33. Brother, I agree with most of what you are saying. Yes, you should make a monthly budget and stick to it. Yes, you can become wealthy thru halal means, if Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) gives you the taufiq to do that. At the same time, becoming wealthy is not an option for most people, given the current circumstances we live in. In order to become wealthy, you need a confluence of many factors that are all happening simultaneously, i.e. being in the right place at the right time with the right connections and the right access to resources and sufficient knowledge and discipline to use these
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  34. I don't know why anybody is taking this Randle character seriously, he is undermining the severe sin of same-sex relations and the fact that it can lead to capital punishment under an Islamic system of governance. I recall a post of his on another lgbt related thread where he states: 'As such, for me homosexuality isn't really that big of a sin anymore. The more dogmatic religious people here, who believe in following the religion in it's original medieval form will disagree with me.' There is no use to even exchange remarks with this individual, homosexuality will always be a grave
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  35. I don't think uthman did anything during the lifetime of the prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) to be labelled a nasibi. In general, the enmity towards the ahlulbayt (عليه السلام), apart from some instances, was generally manifested after the time of the prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) rather than in his presence. As for the identity of umm kulthoom, I believe brother @Syed Ali Mehdi Shah Naqvi has briefly explained in his post that it was Umm Kulthoom bint Abu Bakr.
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  36. What's absurd about his story? I don't see it. The OP has nothing to gain by lying to us. The problem is the wife is refusing to communicate, she's not telling her reasons why. She's put OP in a ridiculous situation that he can't reasonably solve. What other solution is there? He should find the exit door, while he still can. Guest Sibtain- Whatever you decide to do, I strongly advise against raising a family with this woman. Don't even entertain going to Pakistan for her! This situation is not normal at all, her refusal to go to Canada, not giving her reasons and her family r
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  37. MaisumAli

    Several questions

    Welcome to the forum! I hope you get that problem sorted out quick! So if I may ask, are you a convert to Imami Shiaism? Because I doubt your ten, also may I ask which sunni forum you asked on, I would like to see thier replies aswell iA Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think that is the difference in views on that specific verse, I think all Sunnis agree that he is the Imam for all of mankind, because the verse itself says: جَاعِلُكَ لِلنَّاسِ اِمَامًا جَاعِلُكَ= (am) the One to make you لِلنَّاسِ=for the Mankind اِمَامًا= a leader So I don't really think
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  38. Give Sadqa, make dua. Forget everything.
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  39. it true, only thing that keeps me motivated.... is to help others and please allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).. thats why i choosed the become nurse or even a nurse scientist....(my biggest interest is dentistry but it will not bring me soo close to allah as being a nurse/scientist, it would rather bring me closer to money and materalistical pleasure) i myself am totally not a materallist-person and do work for my hereafter way more than for money.... it feels great helping people, especially if you could help people who live really tight as the poor countries
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  40. Hi, I'd like to point out that repenting to God is the most important activity of this age according to suret Nasr. Let's delve into that topic in every topic. Thanks May Allah forgive all the meek hearted
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  41. Thank you Allah for the warm bed!
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  42. Salam im a bit late to this post. But here's my response. Za’alab Yamani asked Imam Ali (AS): O’ Amir-al-Momeneen (the Commander of the faithful), have you seen your God? Imam Ali (عليه السلام) replied: Do I worship a being whom I do not see? Za’alab asked: How do you see God? Imam Ali (عليه السلام) replied: Eyes can never see God, but hearts with proper belief can recognize God. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is close to everything, but not attached to things; is away from everything, but is no stranger to them; is a speaker, not through thinking or thought; is determined, not by
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  43. Salaam, I already said. It was not a pledge straight away but a diplomatic move to be accurate. And he was not given authority actually. His Caliphate was not more than a kingdom. I agree that a hypocrite cannot be given authority but it was not a give away. Is giving authority to a hypocrite based on a treaty also not correct? You need to consider the treaty actually. Without that, any argument on this is impossible. The form of the Peace Treaty the two parties signed is as follows: Item One: Handing over authority to Mu'awiya provided that he should act acco
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  44. Salaam brother, Interesting question. Answer to this question is also the answer to another question which why Imam Ali (عليه السلام) didn't revolt against Abu Bakr's Caliphate? Reason: Imam Ali (عليه السلام) did this for the sake of the Ummah. In anyway, if he would have revolted, the nation of Islam would have broken down completely. Their were many power seekers. If yoi know the case of Saqeefa, the ansars held that meeting and wanted power, if you see how Abu Sufyan reacted, you would understand he needed power. So, though illegitimate but a stable government of Abu
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  45. This world doesn't care about victims, brother, no one will actually do anything or can do anything to save you. It's the harsh reality but I wanna be real cos I want you to have a winners mindset. At this state all you will get from other users is some love, support and encouragement. No one knows your story. Everyone has their own past and experiences. Nothing takes away the fact that you need to take responsibility for your life from this moment. Too many "I need" statements, you're basically doing something which goes against your brain. Our brain hates change and saying "I need to" is neg
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  46. Walaykom Alsalam, I am interested in this great initiative, I hope to be able to contribute to the best of my ability and would love to be a part of the study group. JazakAllah
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  47. More than compatibility there should be a willingness to make the marriage work which I see missing here. She has given up on the marriage for whatever reason. OP, set a deadline. If she isn't ready to move in with you within that time frame cut your losses and move on. Even if she moved to Canada with this attitude married life wouldn't have been very pleasant.
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  48. If this is the back ground for saying "man kunto mowla fa Aliyyun mowla" then it becomes clear that Mowla here means "Awla bi-l-tasarruf". The same as the Prophet (s) was prior to Muslims' affairs in making decisions for them than themselves, Imam 'Ali (a) had the same priority. The Prophet has a greater right (or a greater authority) over the faithful than they have over their own selves… (33:6) Now I this this post has settled the key issue i.e., what Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) actually meant by "Mowla" in that hadith. And it is proved with the help of history a
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