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  1. Salaam `alaykum, The book Fiqh al-Aal by Amin ibn Salih Harran al-Hada' is a contemporary Arabic book (1129 pages) that collects Sunni references of the fiqh of Ahl al-Bayt (عليه السلام) and compares them to Shi`i fiqh. Today, I decided to translate just a few of the references. In many narrations, we see how the Imams differed from standard Sunni fiqh positions. It is a strong argument for Twelver Shiism, because it proves that the Shi`a accurately preserved the fiqh of Ahl al-Bayt, using external sources. Therefore, the Shi`a didn't just "make it all up" - the fiqh we attribute to Ahl al-Bayt has strong overlaps with what the Sunnis and Zaydis attributed to the Ahl al-Bayt. Thus, if our narrators, compilers, and scholars were representing the Ahl al-Bayt accurately in fiqh, reason would follow that they could also represent them accurately in other areas (like `aqida). I have included links to Sunni books for those who want to check the original references. ---- حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرٍ قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا حَفْصٌ، قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ جَعْفَرًا يَقُولُ: «§مَا لَيْسَ فِيهِ قِشْرٌ مِنَ السَّمَكِ فَإِنَّا نَعَافُهُ وَلَا نَأْكُلُهُ» Abu Bakr narrated to us. He said: Hafs narrated to us. He said: I heard Ja`far say: Whatever fish does not have a scale, we leave it and we do not eat it. http://islamport.com/l/mtn/1343/27765.htm قَالَ ابْنُ جُرَيْجٍ: وَأَخْبَرَنِي مَنْ أُصَدِّقُ، أَنَّ عَلِيًّا، قَالَ بِالْكُوفَةِ: " §لَوْلَا مَا سَبَقَ مِنْ رَأْيِ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ - أَوْ قَالَ: مِنْ رَأْيِ ابْنِ الْخَطَّابِ - لَأَمَرْتُ بِالْمُتْعَةِ، ثُمَّ مَا زَنَا إِلَّا شَقِيٌّ " Ibn Jurayj said: One that I trust informed me that `Ali said in Kufa: Had it not been for the said opinion of `Umar b. al-Khattab – or he said: opinion of Ibn al-Khattab – I would have prescribed mut`a. Then, none would fornicate except a wretched person. http://islamport.com/l/mtn/1187/15216.htm# ولم يرخص في نكاح المتعة إلاّ عمران بن الحصين وعبد الله بن عباس وبعض أصحابه وطائفة من أهل البيت None permitted mut`a marriage except `Imran b. al-Hussayn, `Abdullah b. `Abbas and some of his companions, and a group from the Ahl al-Bayt. https://quran-tafsir.net/taalaby/sura4-aya24.html عبد الرزاق ، عن ابن جريج قال : أخبرني عطاء أنه سمع ابن عباس ، يراها الآن حلالا ، وأخبرني أنه كان يقرأ : " فما استمتعتم به منهن إلى أجل فآتوهن أجورهن " . `Abd al-Razzaq from Ibn Jurayj. He said: `Ata’ informed me that he heard Ibn `Abbas saw it (mut’a) as halal right now. He informed me that he would recite: “If you do mut’a with one of them for a time period then give them their due dower.” (Quran 4:24) قال: وقال ابن عباس فى حرف أبى: إلى أجل مسمى. قال أبو عمر: وقرأها أيضا – هكذا إلى أجل مسمى – على بن حسين، وابنه أبو جعفر محمد بن على، وابنه جعفر بن محمد He said: Ibn `Abbas said: In the codex of Ubay: “ila ajalin musamma”. Abu `Umar said: `Ali b. Husayn, his son Abu Ja`far Muhammad b. `Ali, and his son Ja`far b. Muhammad would also read it like this: “ila ajalin musamma”. https://islamweb.net/ar/library/index.php?page=bookcontents&ID=13382&flag=1&bk_no=73 https://ia600203.us.archive.org/15/items/waq2076/tmheed10.pdf وقالت طائفة: النكاح جائز بدون شهود، كذلك قال عبد الله ابن إدريس، وعبد الرحمن بن مهدي، ويزيد بن هارون، وعبيد الله ابن الحسن، وأبو ثور. وزوج ابن عمر ولم يحضر النكاح شاهدين، وفعل ذلك الحسن ابن علي One group said: marriage is valid without witnesses. That is what `Abdullah b. Idris, `Abdul Rahman b. Mahdi, Yazid b. Harun, `Ubaydullah b. al-Hasan and Abu’l Thawr said. Ibn `Umar got married, and two witnesses did not attend the wedding. Al-Hasan b. `Ali did that as well. https://ketabonline.com/ar/books/1079/read?part=5&page=1432&index=5616937/5616964 حدثنا ابن وكيع، قال: ثنا أبـي، عن الـحسن بن صالـح، عن غالب، عن أبـي جعفر، أنه قرأ: «وأرْجُلِكُمْ» بـالـخفض. Ibn Wakee’ narrated to us. He said: My father narrated to us from Al-Hasan ibn Salih from Abi Ja`far. He recited, “Wa Arjulikum”. https://www.altafsir.com/Tafasir.asp?tMadhNo=1&tTafsirNo=1&tSoraNo=5&tAyahNo=6&tDisplay=yes&Page=20&Size=1&LanguageId=1 حدثنا ابن حميد، قال: ثنا هارون، عن عنبسة، عن جابر، عن أبـي جعفر، قال: امسح علـى رأسك وقدميك. Ibn Hamid narrated to us. He said: Harun narrated to us from ‘Anbasa from Jabir from Abi Ja`far. He said: Wipe your head and your feet. https://www.altafsir.com/Tafasir.asp?tMadhNo=1&tTafsirNo=1&tSoraNo=5&tAyahNo=6&tDisplay=yes&Page=19&Size=1&LanguageId=1 اختلف الناس في مسح الرجلين وفي غسلهما، فنقل الفقال في تفسيره عن ابن عباس وأنس بن مالك وعكرمة والشعبي وأبي جعفر محمد بن علي الباقر: أن الواجب فيهما المسح، وهو مذهب الإمامية من الشيعة. The people disagreed over whether the two feet were to be wiped or washed. It is narrated in the Tafsir of Al-Qaffal that Ibn ‘Abbas, Anas ibn Malik, ‘Ikrama, Al-Sha’bi, and Abi Ja’far Muhammad ibn ‘Ali Al-Baqir believed that it was obligatory to wipe them: this is the position of the school of the Imamiyyah from the Shia. https://www.altafsir.com/Tafasir.asp?tMadhNo=1&tTafsirNo=4&tSoraNo=5&tAyahNo=6&tDisplay=yes&Page=11&Size=1&LanguageId=1 1996 - حدثنا أبو بكر عن حيان عن سدير عن أبي جعفر قال لا يمسح على النعلين Abu Bakr from Hayyan from Sadeer from Abi Ja’far. He said: Do not wipe over the sandals. http://islamport.com/d/1/mtn/1/114/4186.html الْمَسْحُ عَلَى الْعِمَامَةِ وَأَنْكَرَتْ طَائِفَةٌ الْمَسْحَ عَلَى الْعِمَامَةِ، وَرُوِيَ عَنْ عَلِيٍّ أَنَّهُ حَسَرَ الْعِمَامَةَ فَمَسَحَ عَلَى رَأْسِهِ Wiping over the turban [in wudu]. A group negated wiping over the turban. It has been reported from `Ali that he took off his turban and wiped his head. https://shamela.ws/book/21113/683 1895 - حدثنا حفص عن الأعمش عن أبي إسحاق عن عبد خير عن علي قال لو كان الدين بالرأى كان باطن القدمين أولى وأحق بالمسح من ظاهرهما ولكني رأيت النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم مسح ظاهرهما Hafs narrated to us from al-A`mash from Abi Ishaq from `Abd Khayr from `Ali. He said: Had religion been deduced by opinion (reason), then it would be preferrable and more rightful for the bottom of the two feet to be wiped [in wudu] than the top. However, I saw the Prophet (s) wipe the top. http://islamport.com/d/1/mtn/1/114/4186.html العلاء بن المسيب عن الحكم قال: قال سألت محمد بن علي عن المسح؟ فقال إن عليا كان يمسح عندنا. قال: كان علي بينكم وفيكم يقر علمه وأنتم أعلم به. Al-`Ala’ b. Al-Musayyib narrated from al-Hakam. He said: I asked Muhammad b. `Ali about wiping. So, he said: Surely, we hold that `Ali would wipe. He said: `Ali was among you, and his knowledge has settled with you, and you are more knowledgeable in it. https://books.google.ca/books?id=BzJ0DwAAQBAJ&pg=PT124&lpg=PT124&dq=العلاء+بن+المسيب+عن+الحكم+سألت+محمد+بن+علي+عن+المسح؟+فقال+إن+عليا+كان+يمسح+عندنا&source=bl&ots=xC5bNUkvoT&sig=ACfU3U2-ij8-fsC6S143Aahlc_wD8EiTBw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjmmIjhj8z4AhVXWs0KHV0eDMwQ6AF6BAgcEAM#v=onepage&q=العلاء بن المسيب عن الحكم سألت محمد بن علي عن المسح؟ فقال إن عليا كان يمسح عندنا&f=false ومسح رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم على الخفين فأنكر المسح علي بن أبي طالب وعائشة وابن عباس وأبو هريرة وهؤلاء أهل علم بالنبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ومسح عمر وسعد وابن عمر وأنس بن مالك وهؤلاء أهل علم به As for the Messenger of Allah (s) wiping over his two leather socks (khuffayn): `Ali b. Abi Talib, `A’isha, Ibn `Abbas, and Abu Hurayra rejected wiping, and these are the people of knowledge of the Prophet (s). `Umar, Sa`d, Ibn `Umar, and Anas b. Malik would wipe, and these are the people of knowledge of him. http://shiaonlinelibrary.com/الكتب/826_كتاب-الأم-الإمام-الشافعي-ج-٧/الصفحة_279 عبد الرزاق ، عن جعفر ، عن عطاء بن السائب ، عن عبد الله بن حبيب أن عليا كان يقنت في صلاة الغداة قبل الركوع ، وفي الوتر قبل الركوع " قال : وأخبرني عوف أن عليا كان يقنت قبل الركوع . `Abd al-Razzaq from Ja`far from `Ata’ b. al-Sa’ib from `Abdullah b. Habib: `Ali would perform the qunut before the ruku` in the Fajr and witr prayer. And `Awf informed me that `Ali would perform the qunut before the ruku`. https://islamweb.net/ar/library/index.php?page=bookcontents&ID=4731&bk_no=73&flag=1 2914 - عَنْ عَلِيٍّ أَنَّهُ كَانَ إِذَا قَالَ سَمِعَ اللَّهُ لِمَنْ حَمِدَهُ قَالَ: §اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّنَا لَكَ الْحَمْدُ كَثِيرًا، ثُمَّ يَسْجُدُ لِأُعْطِيَهُ كَذَا قَالَ: اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّنَا لَكَ الْحَمْدُ، اللَّهُمَّ بِحَوْلَكَ وَقُوَّتِكَ أَقُومُ وَأَقْعُدُ " When `Ali would say, “sami` Allahu liman hamidah”, he would say, “Allahumma rabbana lakal hamdu katheera”. Then, he would prostrate … [then] he said: “Allahumma rabbana lakal hamd. Allahumma bi hawlaka wa quwwataka aqum wa aq`ud.” http://islamport.com/l/mtn/1187/3156.htm حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو خَالِدٍ، عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ مَرْزُبَانَ، قَالَ: صَلَّيْتُ خَلْفَ ابْنِ أَبِي لَيْلَى، فَسَلَّمَ وَاحِدَةً ثُمَّ قَالَ: «§صَلَّيْتُ خَلْفَ عَلِيٍّ، فَسَلَّمَ وَاحِدَةً» Abu Khalid narrated to us from Sa`id b. Marzuban. He said: I prayed behind Ibn Abi Layla, and he did one taslim. Then, he said: I prayed behind `Ali and he did one taslim. http://islamport.com/l/mtn/1343/3406.htm عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عُمَارَةَ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ الْأَصْبَهَانِيِّ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ أَبِي لَيْلَى قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ عَلِيًّا يَقُولُ: «§مَنْ قَرَأَ خَلْفَ الْإِمَامِ فَقَدْ أَخْطَأَ الْفِطْرَةَ» From Al-Hasan b. `Umara from `Abd al-Rahman b. al-Isfahani from `Abdullah b. Abi Layla. He said: I heard `Ali say: He who recites [the Quran] behind the imam has deviated from the fitra. http://islamport.com/l/mtn/1187/3033.htm
    8 points
  2. Salaam, I've read all over the news that there's been a strong eathquake today in Afghanistan, with more than 900 who passed away and over 1500 injured. I don't know if this has already been posted here, but I just wanted to let you guys know. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) have mercy on these souls, grant them Jannatul Firdaus and give their families and friends patience, ameen. Please recite al-Fatiha for the marhoomeen and the people of Afghanistan, as well as everyone in need all over the world .
    6 points
  3. The moment you call it a marriage it becomes problematic. If there was a conclusion I must have missed it. It's not a question of liking or disliking any eventual conclusion that may come out of the discussion, it just happens to be the case that homosexual relationships/marriages/contracts or any other tag you want to give them, are haram. How I feel about it is irrelevant. Forget about poking a whole, the entire premise is invalid from the moment you recognize it as a gay marriage, arrangement, contract or anything of the nature. I wasn't aware, thanks for the information.
    5 points
  4. If you're saying Islam permits two men to live together without being intimate, then yes this is the case. However the very fact that they identify themselves as a couple, even without intimacy, is itself a promotion of a form of partnership which is haram.
    5 points
  5. While I agree with this decision in the abstract, in the real world this decision is nothing to celebrate. Here's why. There is no legal clarity about what constitutes 'abortion' and who can or cannot be prosecuted. It all depends on where you live and the record of the state or county prosecutor. For example, in the State where I live, Michigan, the State attorney general said she will not prosecute abortion even though there is a 1931 law in Michigan banning abortion which was nullified by the Roe decision but is now in effect. So While the State AG said she will not prosecute, no such statement was made by local prosecutors. So it is still possible to be prosecuted at the local level and there is no clarity as to what is an 'abortion'. So, for example, a women with a high risk pregnancy in which the doctor terminates the pregnancy due to extreme health risk of the mother may or may not be prosecuted. The doctor and the patient could be prosecuted and go to prison. That is why doctors in many counties in Michigan with 'activist' (Trump supporting) prosecutors are saying they will no longer be accepting patients with high risk pregnancies. They don't want to possibly go to prison or lose their license. So what will happen to these women ? Noone knows. The wealthy ones can go to other parts of the state (Wayne and Oakland counties) and rent a hotel room for the course of their pregnancy and deliver there. The poor ones are SOL. Also, we know that the mothers most likely to be prosecuted and go to prison are the poor and minority ones, who can't afford good lawyers. So this decision is no reason to celebrate anything. This is a really bad time to be a women with a high risk pregnancy, in areas where you may be prosecuted, and a bad time for Doctors in those areas. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) help them.
    4 points
  6. I think this will lead us to the same discussion as previous threads, specifically that this line of thinking struggles against two crucial points: -the limitless knowledge of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), and therefore the infinite wisdom of His laws -the notion that what was permitted to the Muslim ummah after the revelation remains permissible until the day of judgement and what was forbidden remains forbidden until the day of judgements. Certainly if one can improve their understanding of the wisdom behind the shariah, based on authentic sources, then this is indeed commendable. On the other hand picking and choosing the rules on the basis of speculative theories is neither sustainable nor consistent.
    4 points
  7. When prominent Shia Maraja, like even emam Khomaini has ruled it legal for a transperson to undergo surgery I doubt that they would consider transpeople najis. Homosexuality is an other matter. That is clearly forbidden in the Quran, but I don't even think that homosexuals is considered najis per say. As far as I know, only their acts are najis. LGBTQ is a westerns grab bag term. The type of transperson that emam Khomaini allowed to undergo surgery does not necessarily belong to the LGBTQ crowd.
    4 points
  8. (Sheikh Yasser Al-Habib has written the screenplay. He is a Kuwaiti Shia Muslim cleric) A true Shia Muslim Cleric would promote love and unity amongst Muslims, let's make this clear, we cannot call this guy a Shia Muslin Cleric,,,, many will wear the Turban but few will be worthy of it, some a lot less worthy than others....
    4 points
  9. Exactly. Enjoining Good and forbidding Evil (Amr Bil Maroof...was Nahiya Al Munkhar) is wajib. The practice of this is of course different depending on the individuals situation but it is nevertheless wajib. At the same time doing the opposite, ii.e. Promoting Evil, even if this necessarily doesn't also equate to forbidding Good is still haram. If two men living together call themselves a 'couple' or they are 'together' or 'in a relationship' even if this is not a sexual relationship these terms strongly imply a sexual relationship based on how these terms are used in contemporary English lingua franca. So therefore, describing the situation as such is Promoting Evil, even if this 'relationship' doesn't involved a sexual act. They are 'clearing the way' for other 'muslims' to make these claims. If two men are living together, and not in any sort of 'relationship;, why can't they just say 'We're roommates?'. That would be clear, obvious, and without any ambiguity or any hint of 'Promoting evil'. To use another terms like 'were in a relationship' means that there is something else going on between them, other than being roommates.
    3 points
  10. I certainly hope so. I don't live in the US, but man, ever since gay marriage got legalized, it's been a downward trajectory. Bakeries are forced to bake cakes for gay couples. And now, schools are arranging drag shows for children. If society continues to develop this way, your future children and grandchildren will no longer be muslims. I'm glad that more and more muslims are speaking out against the atheist woke ideology
    3 points
  11. Separation of church and state means the US state can’t establish or sanction an official state religious institution (like the Church of England). Whether individual laws or lawmakers are inspired by Locke, Rousseau, Marx, Chomsky, Ann Coulter, the New Testament, the Quran, or any other source has no relation to that, and doesn’t equate to official state endorsement of any institution. Every law or policy has to be based on some philosophical backdrop. Being from a religious source (ie Christian) is not inherently less valid than any other source, constitutionally speaking. The distinctions of validity are only on the basis of individual or social bias, and that’s the basis of public debate. The civil recognition of marriage is obviously a product of Christian society, which people can oppose, but invoking separation of church and state can’t be used as an argument against that. A government marriage document is not a state recognition of any particular church or institution, or creating a “Church of America”.
    3 points
  12. I know we haven't done one of these in a while, but I think they are a good idea, for obvious reasons which I think most would agree with. We stopped during Ramadan, and we stopped before that when Covid was raging, but we already have been having a brothers only local meetup (Not necessarily SC, but just with some brothers who are here locally in Dearborn). We have been doing them at Qahwa House on Friday nights. It's a kind of offline social networking thing. I'm a real person, and if anyone wants to meet me, here's your chance. Lol. We have been keeping it brothers only but sisters are welcome to join. It is summer here now so they have a big patio. If there are some here who are interested, we can set a date and time. Salam.
    3 points
  13. This isn’t some abstract discourse, this is about a specific, practical subject. It would be better if people settle on a methodology, give a direct answer, own up to that answer, and lay it all out there for debate, so others can decide their material course of action. Or simply saying “I don’t know”. Throwing around broad contextual questions and outsourcing the hard work to others for extracting practical conclusions isn’t that helpful. This just sounds like someone not secure in his own methodology. Prove to me that answering any of your above questions on historical context is even a prerequisite at all for settling this issue.
    3 points
  14. The assumptions and their justifications: -Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is All Knowing (justified by the Quran) -The Quran is the word of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) (justified by it's inimitability and trust in the Prophet Muhammad ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) -Muslim men cannot marry women who are not from the Ahlul Kitab (justified by the Quran and hadith) -Muslim women cannot marry men who are not Muslim (justified by the Quran and hadith)
    3 points
  15. It makes me quite sad and disappointed to see how Shia Muslims parrot the talking points of right-wing fascists/Republicans in America and get "ecstatic" as authoritarianism not-so-slowly-anymore becomes accepted. It's a sad day when Shia Muslims are on the same side as white supremacists, fascists, Nazis, and bigots. You're cheering them on now, until the day they take your rights away; and if things continue as they are, that day will come sooner than you expect. I don't plan to debate or discuss this topic. Wassalam
    3 points
  16. Inna lillah Wa Inna Ilayhi Rajioon. Condolences.
    3 points
  17. Women in Texas have already been arrested and prosecuted for miscarriage.... I am opposed to abortion in general, as I believe it to be the taking of a human life, but now states can criminalize saving a woman's life. I do believe, as is appropriate according to Islam, that there are some situations in which abortion is necessary. Also, I don't trust politicians to make medical decisions on my or anyone else's behalf. In states like Texas and Missouri, what is the penalty for a man who causes an unwanted pregnancy?
    3 points
  18. Explain this. If you are disrespecting the 12th Imam, may Allah hasten his reappearance, then a warning will be issued.
    3 points
  19. The mistake was to have this relationship for three years without being married to one another. Unfortunately you will have to accept the consequences. At this point she must either decide to marry you or to end communication with you. These are the two permissible options available.
    3 points
  20. It's not about specific question, but generally you should try to find out three things. These three things will tell you everything you need to know (to decide to marry or not) 1. How do they treat the close people in their life. Specifically mother and father but also siblings, grandparents, etc. This is a preview of how they will treat you (their spouse). Most people can put on a show for a few days or weeks (i.e. have good aklaq) but you will only know if they actually have good aklaq based on these relationships. There is an * to this. In some cases, if they were oppressed in an extreme way by their parents or family (like they were sexually abused over a long period of time, etc), they you can disregard the relationship with the oppressor, whether that is their mother, father, sibling, etc. Those relationships don't count toward good aklaq, because if you were oppressed in an extreme way by anyone, even if that was your mother or father, there is no expectation of having a good relationship with them. 2. What is important to them and not important. If deen and following the wajibat and avoiding haram are important to them, then they have the 'deen' component necessary for marriage. You can tell more about this from their actions than them words. Also, they should be willing to stay on a program of increasing their Iman and getting closer to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) thru good deeds. 3. What are their plans for the future. They should have some goals and plans. For example, does he / she want children, how many. What are the career plans, or if it is a lady is she satisfied with working in the home and taking care of the children .Some ladies would be perfectly content with that, other's wouldn't. What country / city / state are they planning on calling home ? Etc. There is no right or wrong answers for this but these plans need to align, at least somewhat, in order to have a happy marriage.
    3 points
  21. Do you have answers to these questions?
    3 points
  22. We pray only for the innocent among them! And I prefer to pray for those neglected and who were mentioned in this post and this post.
    3 points
  23. I think you are misunderstanding our concept of Hujjat. I will rewrite your first premise so that it is correct It is incumbent upon him to guide everyone according to the command of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), show them the right way according to the command of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), cause them to perceive and inform them regarding himself according to the command of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). What he (The Imam, Al Hujjat(a.f.s) does or does not do is completely incumbent and dependant on the command of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) that is communicated to him thru various means. He doesn't act according to his own will, and his own desires in matters of guiding the people, and this is the main qualification for being an Imam and a Hujjat. The reasons for the ghaibat have already been given, so I won't repeat those. The concept of Ghaibat is well established in Holy Quran (see verses on Prophet Musa when he went to mount Sinai and the ghaiba of Ahl Al Kaaf (people of the cave)). There are also many, many authentic hadith from Imam of Ahl Al Bayt((عليه السلام)) that discuss Al Mahdi and the concept of Ghaibat.
    3 points
  24. Watch his lectures, the only clear impression you can get is that it is an cult that only those who follow his viewpoint are true Shia saved from hell fire.
    3 points
  25. Salam Aleikum, I was watching the following video and if it is true then how can you do hajj with your Shia Scholar and groups? So our guide will be some Wahhabi?
    2 points
  26. Wallah I love Iran https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2022/06/27/684619/Iran-respond-Israeli-interventionist-move-Middle-East-region Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri has warned of Israel’s interventionist moves, saying the Islamic Republic will give a befitting response to any act of Israeli intervention in the Middle East. Baqeri made the remarks in a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart General Nadim Reza Nishan in Tehran on Monday. The top Iranian commander stated that Israel is at the core of all intrusions and destabilizing moves in the region, adding that “The regime, through the implementation of certain plots, seeks to forge relations with regional countries and achieve its interventionist goals.” ... “We (Iran) do not tolerate these threats and we will certainly respond to them,” Baqeri said.
    2 points
  27. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4125239 Serious Adverse Events of Special Interest Following mRNA Vaccination in Randomized Trials Interesting analysis from university researchers from evidence based healthcare departments, pharmacy schools including researchers from Stanford and UCLA based on the original phase 3 trials submitted for FDA approval by the vaccine makers.
    2 points
  28. 1. Preventing Russian enemies (NATO, the US), from having bases right on the border. It'd be like if Russia had military bases right on the US-Mexico border. There was no way Moscow would accept more NATO expansion. This is why Russia is in the Middle East as well: because they know that the only way to keep some sort of balance in the world is to fight the West. 2. Saving the ethnic Russians in the Donbass regions. For eight years, these Russian-speaking residents were oppressed and killed by the Zionist Ukrainian regime. They were pleading for Russia to recognise Donetsk and Lugansk as independent states, which the Kremlin did just before the invasion. Now, Russia is fighting against nazis and neo-nazis in these regions, in order to save the civilians. The invasion overall was the best move Russia could have possibly done. No one intelligent would like to see the US controlling more of the world.
    2 points
  29. It seems to me that the goals were to bring to an end the economical superiority of Europe & USA. I think to capture whole Ukraine, Russians would take maximum one month of time. But it seems that they are not willing to capture the whole Ukraine. They are perhaps willing to prolong the gas and Energy crisis in Europe & USA, forcing their economies to go through turbulence. The inflation rate is mounting day by day through out the world. Shortage of food stuff, raw material etc. has been observed. From automobiles to chemical industries, delays in production, supply chain is being witnessed. I thing EU need to closely observe tge situation, what they are facing and what they will face in case if this crisis prolonged, should be an eye opener for them. They must get themselves separate from this American plot which will end up in devastation of EU as well as Russia or perhaps the world will witness a third world war very soon.
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  30. Salam your whole of argument has been based on giving priority to Civil marriage over clear religious rulings by calling religious rulings as obsolete rules due too being too old but on the other hand you have given priority to Civil rules by assuming these rules as new rules which nullifies too old religious rules so if one day civil rules say that you must deny Allah then worship idols so therefore you will deny Allah so then you will worship idols ?! which if you say yes then you will be out of Islam but on the other hand if you say no to it then you have followed too old obsolete religious rules which is in contradiction with your logic about giving priority to civil rules. It's totally forbidden which we can't expect good outcome from Haram adopting children by gay couples even in bets mode is likewise building best mosque from income from selling wine which mud & cement of this mosque has been mixed with wine nevertheless growing up in foster care or a series of group home is not good but growing up by a gay couple is more worse than these two even if children have been raised in best envioronment by gay couples .
    2 points
  31. Nad_M

    What if it's true?

    No contemporary evidence, Christian or else, attests to the NT narrative. Tacitus, Suetonius, Josephus, Lucian, Pliny are not helpful either. Once more, the earliest sources are Christian, meaning the NT itself, written 30-70 years after the supposed events, by non eye witnesses. Up to 70 years is a huge time gap where legends, conjectures and deliberate lies could have been grafted into a historical core. The NT itself has no extent 1st century witnesses, either as manuscripts or as writings of Christians. We do not have an unbroken chain linking the Apostolic Fathers to the gospel writers to Jesus. So yes, relying on the NT is circular reasoning, besides the fact we are talking of grandiose events that could not have been missed by independent witnesses who were active and writing in that time and place. What secular historians will attest to, is not that a miracle worker named Jesus did and said what is narrated about him in the NT, but that an early 1st century community existed that believed what is said in the NT about someone called Jesus. Historians will then conclude that the existence of such community attests to a true core regarding a historical person named Jesus who could have said some of what was attributed to him. Each historian will then work out what that true core was, based on textual criticism, archaeology, independent sources and conjecture of course. Muslims got their answer to this through revelation "That is Jesus, the son of Mary - the word of truth about which they are in dispute". This "unimportant" general description of what every prophet and slave of God was, doesnt line up well with those that raised a particular prophet to divine status. What 1st century Jews "commonly read" in the HB in regards to the Kingdom of God (a universal physical and spiritual dominion of Judaism), and the fact that Romans, as you noted, were on the lookout for anyone claiming messianship shows that it was well understood by everyone what the terminology meant. Decisive HB textual references confirm this meaning and are not a matter of "common reading". If the kingdom of God was something else all along then Jesus' job is done; he would not need to come back so as to violently establish what "was commonly read in C1 Israel" and what Romans feared. If Jesus' kingdom of God had nothing to do with what everyone (including his disciples) understood and anticipated, then he did not need to fear the Romans either. They would have allowed this Jewish sect and their spiritual kingdom of God to flourish so as to supplant the rebellious messianic HB ideology of world dominance which every 1st century Jew expected, and still does till this day. The appeal to secrecy is one of the devices needed to paint the Jesus of the NT as a success rather than failure. His disillusioned followers and converts wanted him to be "much, much more" than another prophet calling out the Jews for their transgressions and who was defeated by his enemies. The only thing higher in rank in Jewish scriptures is the awaited end times davidic king who shall fulfill well known criteria spoken of in an earlier post. But Jesus did not fit the role prior to his crucifixion, he had to do it a little later, within the generation of the disciples as he will make his cataclysmic return and forcefully establish the kingdom of God. The prophecy failed of course. The writers however did not know the prediction put in Jesus' mouth would eventually fail. They still expected it to happen, and so had no choice but to paint the plot as a secret because as you noted, Romans were on the lookout. Anyway one turns it, the contrived NT narrative paints Jesus as a false prophet and false messiah. This is worse to those that love and follow him, than the Quran's proposition of an "unimportant" prophet son of Mary.
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  32. If you're looking for a fiqhi argument you don't even need to go that far down the line. The relationship by definition is haram.
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  33. The two hands of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) can be understood with the help of following verse: اللَّهُ الَّذِي خَلَقَ سَبْعَ سَمَاوَاتٍ وَمِنَ الْأَرْضِ مِثْلَهُنَّ يَتَنَزَّلُ الْأَمْرُ بَيْنَهُنَّ لِتَعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ وَأَنَّ اللَّهَ قَدْ أَحَاطَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عِلْمًا {12} [Shakir 65:12] Allah is He Who created seven heavens, and of the earth the like of them; the decree continues to descend among them, that you may know that Allah has power over all things and that Allah indeed encompasses all things in (His) knowledge. We can say that knowledge & power are pre-requisites for the systems like Universe & Life. To create anything, one must possess the "knowledge" at first place, then the "ability" to act according to his knowledge. Wassalam!!
    2 points
  34. Those are basically ghulat who hide behind the Akhbari name. In reality they don't have anything to do with the original Akhbari school.
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  35. Exactly. After the overturning of Roe v Wade, Kansas will be the first state voting on abortion, on August 2. Since the Kansas State Constitution currently protects the right to an abortion, a high YES vote on August 2 would ban abortion in the state of Kansas.
    2 points
  36. There are millions of conservative Americans who aren’t any of these things. You’re just throwing around inflammatory terms to divide large sectors of the country who have a different view. That’s why the country is as polarized as it is. Then you probably shouldn’t have posted to begin with.
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  37. Salam, Not really, brother. He was a Sunni through and through (Hanafi Maturidi) and just had a level of respect for the Ahlul Bayt (ams), that's all. His writings pretty much espouse the standard Sunni position on everything- the caliphate, the faith of Abu Talib (عليه السلام), the question of those who fought Ameer al-Mu'mineen (asws) etc. The theory that people like him or Ibn Arabi were Shi'a in taqiyyah has negligible support and rests on very flimsy evidence, if at all there is any evidence to support it. You will find similar paeans written in the honor of Ahlul Bayt (ams) from other Sufi Sunni poets and scholars ( Jami and Sa'adi, for example). Jami even went on to accept the existence of Imam al-Asr (aj)- his birth and his parentage from Imam Askari (عليه السلام), but remained doctrinally Sunni. Generally when Shi'a urafa posed as Sunni Sufis out of taqiyyah, they either left us works detailing their true beliefs, or told their descendants about their true beliefs, which were revealed when the time was right. Some good examples are Shaykh Safi ad-Din Ardabili (the founder of the Safawiyyah order and ancestor of Shah Isma'il I, rahimahullah), who pretended to be a Shafi'i Ash'ari, or Sayyid Jalal ud- Din 'Surkh Posh' Bukhari , who pretended to be a Hanafi Maturidi out of taqiyyah, but passed on his true beliefs to his children who came out of taqiyyah and revealed them about 3 centuries later. The Ni'matullahi and Noorbakhshiyya orders also have similar histories. Even when they wrote things in their works which went ostensibly against Shi'a beliefs, they very explicitly wrote their true beliefs elsewhere, or in their wasiyyah to their descendants. But we don't find this to be the case with figures like Rumi. The notion that he was Shi'a is misplaced. The most we can argue is that, just like other Sufi Sunnis, he also had some faint Shi'a leanings. As it is the Sunni Sufis consider the Twelve Imams (ams) to be the Prophet (SAWA) 's batini khulafa. But this doesn't mean they are Shi'a.
    2 points
  38. So if they arrest women for miscarriages, this is obviously wrong, horrible, and against Islam. At the same time, if I'm not mistaken, I think this was only 1 case. I'm not sure of the status of this case at this point. The problem may not be the law, but how it's enforced. We know that in the US, poor people and minorities are dealt with more harshly by the justice system. They don't have the same 'rights' as the rich and powerful. This is mainly because of a legacy of racism and a justice system run by 'hired gun' lawyers. The more money you have, the better lawyer you can get and the more 'rights' you have. The less money you have, the less 'rights' you have. In the US, rich people can get away with murder. Poor people spend long amounts of time in prison for traffic tickets or other minor offenses. I don't think that has anything to do specifically with abortion, except in a few number of cases. Now if states start prosecuting women for abortion, of course it will be poor women who don't have the option of going out of state that will be prosecuted. I haven't seen this happening yet, but if it does, my opinion might change on 'not caring' about this issue.
    2 points
  39. Just type it in google brother, you can find some.
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  40. Thank you for the translation. I love it. May Allah bless you.
    2 points
  41. O King of Kings in the Cosmos of Allah, my Master Ali, O Vision of the Lovers of Allah, my Master Ali! To utter your name is (Allah’s) Praise, O Light! Blessed is your name! The Sun and the Moon serve you*, (by) Allah! My Master Ali! (*Two alternative meanings can be- even the sun and the moon appear fade and dark compared to you, or that they are moles upon your cheek, that is, they enhance your beauty.) The sun is but a speck of dust within the bin of your alley, The River of Amman* is but a dew drop (for you), (by) Allah! My Master Ali! (* That is, the Jordan, which was then possibly a mighty river, and of sacred importance, being associated with several of the previous prophets, peace be upon them all.) It was in your grief that Musa (عليه السلام), son of Imran (عليه السلام), sat down on the mount of Tur, (And) Dawood recited the Zaboor, (by) Allah! My Master Ali! Adam (عليه السلام), the light of the universe, Isa (عليه السلام), the son of Maryam, Wander bewildered in the alley of your love, (by) Allah! My Master Ali! To Dawud (عليه السلام), iron was made to appear like wax, From what* he acknowledged by his heart, (by) Allah! My Master Ali! (*That is, the Divine Vicegerency of Ameer al-Mu’mineen) That light of the eyes of Prophets, Ahmad (S), bright as the full moon, Said- in (seeking your) nearness is the happiness of Allah! My Master Ali! The judge, the scholar, and the inspector*, who nurse within hearts Ali’s hatred, Are all three outside the faith’s fold, (by) Allah! My Master Ali! (* ‘Al-Muhtasib’ referred to here was a sort of inspector of morality in medieval Muslim polities.) If the leader of ignorance, spreads ignorance within the faith, (Then) you are the leader of the perfect, (by) Allah! My Master Ali! My King is Ali, the Chosen One, (and) after him is Hassan, the Star in the Sky, (And) I say, Hussain of Karbala, (by) Allah! My Master Ali! That Adam of The Household of the Cloak, I know, (is) Ali, the Ornament of (God’s) Servants, With Baqir and Sadiq, a witness to Allah! My Master Ali! Musa al-Kadhim is the the Seventh (of them), a leader and a guide, Says Ali, son of Musa, al-Rida, (by) Allah! My Master Ali! Come towards Taqi, and (towards) Naqi, and enter a covenant stamped with their seal, With Askari, pronounce a secret, (by) Allah! My Master Ali! Mahdi, the Mighty Warrior, the Last of them, shall manifest upon the Despicable Enemy*, Beneath the Earth the wretch shall be dispatched, (by) Allah! My Master Ali! (*the Dajjal) The very seed of the Kharijites in this world shall be humiliated and eradicated, When that Prince shall be awakened, (by) Allah! My Master Ali! The Genies, the Fairies, nay, the Devil himself, the children of Adam, men and women, Bear this unspoken secret, (by) Allah! My Master Ali! Acknowledge and Manifest this speech, O Master of Rum, Each time, this otherworldly secret of mine, (by) Allah! My Master Ali! O Shams of Tabriz, do come! Do not oppress and torment me! Reveal your face to Mawla*, (by) Allah! My Master Ali! (*Rumi himself) Brother @islamicmusic, here is a working translation. Apologies for the delay! Apologies in advance for any errors in translation that might have crept in! Brothers and sisters conversant with Farsi may feel free to make necessary corrections if needed! Salam, and Fi Amanillah!
    2 points
  42. Yet another blow to your OP. You have now reduced the role of Imam from guiding "everyone" to guiding the "Shia" only. This statement has totally collapsed your so called "decisive refutation".
    2 points
  43. Salam. I have been searching for writers who would give me the Turkish rights of their books with no royalty/money in return. Because I need some funding for my other Islamic services, I thought maybe, publishing books might bring me some income. So, I have contacted shia muslim writers online. And one sheikh responded positively. And I welcomed him in Istanbul a few days ago. I won't name him for his privacy but I need to say here that it was such a blessing for me. He was on his way to Karbala with his family and just wanted to meet me here. He was always cheerful and encouraging. I liked the way he was always thinking about Allah and the servitude to Islam. I like how he joined congregational prayers in sunni mosques. And I witnessed he speaks at least four languages. He would do the chores on his own, not letting his family or students or me do the job for him. He would not waste their money. He would walk the not long distances even though I offered the tramway rides and mashaAllah he was athletic although he is older than me. He would look for supermarkets and buy things cheap. What's the word for it? Wholesale? He would carry things on his own, do other things on his own without letting others do it for him. He would offer treats to the youth around him like ice-cream and etc. without getting one for himself. These are the things I witnessed in a few hours only. MashaAllah. How lucky you are when you have such scholars. And please pray for me that I accomplish what I have started. Thanks.
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  44. Salam except five major signs which have been carved in stone we can utilize our rationality to avert rest of them which we can use our gifts & qualities for becoming a better soldier for Imam Mahdi (aj) every job & position which you can help oppressed people is good for becoming a better soldier of Imam Mahdi (aj) linearity of events depends on us which we can have multiple possibilities/futures based on our deeds but on the other hand if we will be asitting duck it will be linear.
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  45. Imam al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) says that if he had 17 loyal Shia, he would have gone and revolted against the state. But he had almost no true supporters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2hjt3KlQqo&list=PLONBn78iEA6ztB-EADi2658LJ6a-lmT5H&index=3 So Allah would rather have His hojjah be murdered then conceal his beliefs? The reason I didn't respond is because I read and found fault in it. This could easily be turned against your argument. If Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) had allowed Imam al-Mehdi a.t.f.s to rise and revolt, that would have caused significantly more deaths than if he waited for the right time. What about Mo'min Aal-Fir'aun? He concealed his beliefs in order to help Nabi Musa (عليه السلام). وَقَالَ رَجُلٌ مُؤْمِنٌ مِنْ آلِ فِرْعَوْنَ يَكْتُمُ إِيمَانَهُ "Said a man of faith from Pharaoh’s clan, who concealed his faith..." [40:28] فَوَقَاهُ اللَّهُ سَيِّئَاتِ مَا مَكَرُوا ۖ وَحَاقَ بِآلِ فِرْعَوْنَ سُوءُ الْعَذَابِ "Then Allah saved him from their evil schemes, while a terrible punishment besieged Pharaoh’s clan..." [40:45] Imam al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) says, "Taqiyya is God's shield, just as the the believer of Pharaoh's clan would be killed had he revealed his faith." (Source: Tabrisi, Majma al-bayan, Vol. 8, P. 521) And what does the world do to Iran? Impose sanctions and threaten. That's it. Innocent civilians in Iran suffer because of the sanctions of the West. The donya is still against the Shia. As I just explained, without an imam, the Shia will be going through hard times, no doubt. This is a test. Allah drowns a believer in the sea of suffering when He loves him, as Imam Ali (عليه السلام) said if I'm not mistaken. حجة، وأنت أبو حجج تسعة تاسعهم قائمهم رواه جماعة من العامة في كتبهم: فمنهم العلامة حسام الدين المردي الحنفي في " آل محمد " (ص 18) قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: أنت سيد ابن سيد أخو سيد، أنت إمام ابن إمام أخو إمام: أنت حجة ابن حجة أخو حجة، وأنت أبو حجج تسعة تاسعهم قائمهم. [The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) says to Imam al-Husayn (عليه السلام)], "You are the master, the son of the master; you are the Imam son of the Imam; you are the Proof son of a Proof; you are the father of nine Proofs from your progeny, the ninth of whom is the Riser (Al-Qa'im)." (Source: Sharh Ihqaq al-Haqq, Vol. 27, Pg. 99) I could quote many more but I can't be bothered proving something which I thought was common sense for a Muslim. Even if it is, it still doesn't matter because from Imam al-Husayn (عليه السلام) until Imam al-Askari, all of the a'immeh had allegiance (under taqiyyeh) to the tyrant of their time.
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  46. Hi Dave!! Here is something for you: "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free" Luke 4:18 What has been mentioned in above verse is understood as "Wilayat e Takwiniyah" by us. So does he really need the permission from God (each & every time he cured the blind or deaf)? or he just had the authority to do that & he only did what is willed by God (the father). Like Asif bin Barqiyyah brought the throne of Queen prior to the blink of an eye. (27:40 of Quran).
    2 points
  47. Salam! Please stay on this very first sentence for a while. I hope that you too believe that Imam is a hujjah of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) upon everyone. I am more concerned about the bold part quoted above. How it is "incumbent" upon Imam to "guide" everyone? While an Imam guides according to the command of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) وَجَعَلْنَاهُمْ أَئِمَّةً يَهْدُونَ بِأَمْرِنَا I hope you know what بِأَمْرِنَا means here. And while Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has said this: مَن يَهْدِ اللّهُ فَهُوَ الْمُهْتَدِي And this: لَّيْسَ عَلَيْكَ هُدَاهُمْ وَلَـكِنَّ اللّهَ يَهْدِي مَن يَشَاء Do you think that the hujjah of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) operates on his own? Without divine command or consent? It seems to me that your so called "decisive refutation" collapsed on its very first sentence. Wassalam!!
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  48. Well researched and the site is a source I trust: https://www.behavioraleconomics.com/be-guide/the-behavioral-economics-guide-2022/
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  49. Bismillah Salams, Remember also that Farsi has changed in pronunciation over the course of ~1200 years such that Eastern Farsi (and Indian Farsi when it was spoken before partition) on the whole preserved phonological features more. For example, "Deyr" as you wrote was how the word would have been pronounced in the earliest phases of New Persian (by Ferdowsi, for example). Over the last millennium the majhul vowels (long o and long e) were lost and merged with u and i (zor->zur, der->dir). Not to say that Eastern Farsi (Dari and Tajiki) hasn't undergone its own innovations. Some dialects are pretty unrecognizable, like Hazaragi (though for obvious reasons). iltimas-e-dua
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