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  1. Salam, Request for Dua Unfortunately his eminence Ayatollah Sistani twisted his left leg yesterday which resulted in fracture. He will undertake an operation today. All believers are requested to pray for his heath and safety
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  2. martyred in Baghdad, he must have been assassinated. Al fatiha for his soul.
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  3. This past Friday my Grandmother passed away at the age of 98 peacefully in her sleep. I would like to request the Momineen here to recite a Surah Fateha for her please. I was fortunate enough to be able to have a Grandparent in my life almost to the age of 50 and was thankful that my children were able to spend time with the Great-Grandmother. In all my years, I never knew her to miss a single wajib prayer or fast, nor did she ever miss an Aamal or the opportunity to not help the needy while impressing upon all of her family the importance of Azadari. Sadly, she is no longer with us. Woul
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  4. Dear co-members, With a very heavy heart I am penning down these few words that my mother Mrs. Kaniz Murtaza,bint e Fazal Imam left for heavenly abode on Dec 30th 2019. Inna lillahe wa inna ilahe rajeoon. I rushed to Lucknow from Doha to see her for the last time and came back today only. She was my first teacher who taught me Arabic for the purpose of Qur'an recitation even before she sent me to the nursery class. Right now I can not write what all is coming to my memories . I lost my father 10 years ago on 28th Dec 2009. A thread "ab main yateem hun " was written then in this Urdu
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  5. In the name of God, the most gracious & most merciful-- My best friend has decided to start his own window & door installation business. He has bought the LLC and is working on getting the liability insurance so that he can be a subcontractor & has asked me to be his "right hand man". The two of us will be working together to install windows and doors on new construction and will branch out eventually to perform retrofits on already occupied houses. We are planning on success and will be reinvesting most of our profits into building this business from the ground up. He has be
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  6. Please pray for my cousin, she and her husband are injured.
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  7. Happy Eid everyone!!! I'm happy to announce on this joyous occasion that I've just launched a website that contains and displays the Hadith from the Ahlulbayt(عليه السلام). The link is: https://ahlulbayt-hadith.com/. Reason for making this website: So far I've been using https://www.al-islam.org/ and their website is great. However, it can be hard to only search for ahadith as there are many other content that gets parsed in their website. For this purpose, I thought that it might be useful to have a website dedicated solely to the hadith of the Ahlulbayth (عليه السلام). Additi
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  8. I'm humbled to announce my new book, a product of the COVID-19 quarantine: "The Muhammadan Cure: The Modern Science of Prophetic Medicine". All praise is due to Allah. "The Muhammadan Cure" compares the medicinal and dietary advice of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to contemporary medical findings. It provides a detailed ethical, symbolic, and scientific commentary to dozens of hadiths that pertain to dietary regimen. The book contains over 130 citations to medical journals and scientific articles. "The Muhammadan Cure" includes traditional and natural remedies for conditions such as heart
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  9. Asalamualikum everyone, I have a request to make. My dad is currently admitted in the hospital. He has interstitial lung disease and was denied a transplant. We’re still waiting to hear back from one last center. He’s incredibly weak and the doctors are recommending hospice. I am in desperate need of Dua’s. My dad is the whole reason I adhere to Shi’a Islam as much as I do. He’s been my rock, my biggest supporter through everything in my life. I can’t cope with the thought of losing him. Please please pray for us. And if you have any recommendations as to what I can read for a Mojza I wo
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  10. I’ve suffered abuse from my brother long enough. It’s so crazy how my family always tears each other down and humiliates them. My brother inherited abusiveness from my father. I can’t take it anymore. Today I have to sacrifice my religion and make a decision to marry someone out of my sect as refuge. It shatters my heart but this guy has promised to help me out and even give me a position in his firm. Plz pray for me y’all. It’s a sad day today. Sad I have to seek the help of strangers let alone a non Shia. I feel like I failed Imam Hussein (عليه السلام) but I’m so sick of living in an abusive
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  11. Sad, embarrassing and highly irresponsible. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) have mercy on the deceased and grant patience to their families.
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  12. To many to remember! Here is one. Years ago it happened that I was broke with two little kids. During those days once I needed money desperately for something. I had to make some payments and buy a few things but I had literally no money. My mother would have been happy to lend me some but my pride prevented me from asking her. (I have always been of the opinion that if you want something instead of asking a human being use the time and emotions to ask Allah instead) So that night I asked Allah for money in Salat ul Layl and something happened during the Namaz. I remember suddenly g
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  13. Sumerian

    The "woke" Muslim

    In my generation of Muslims, especially those who are active on social media, attend universities and college and pay attention politically, there is a "woke" wave, wherein Muslims will champion cultural and economic leftist ideals. That's okay, anyone can believe what they want. My main issue is when Islam is used as a "progressive" tool, and Muslims are lumped in with the other "oppressed classes and minorities". You would see some hijabis march in feminist marches that advocate "women's liberation", attending the march on the basis of their Muslim identity. This is just
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  14. The first question should be, what is “shianism”. Never heard of that before. There’s no such thing as being anonymous when you reject orthodox Islam as an alleged Hawza student, in “multiple countries”, who apparently gave lectures. State your identity so one could check your credibility before commenting on your arguments. As for whatever was already posted, if Shia rituals and customs are “Savawid made”, then Sunni ones likewise are created by the Umayyads, Abbasids, Seljuks, Ottomans and others. Shia Islam is as “Imam’s centred”, as Sunni one is centred around Sahaba and the Caliphs.
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  15. "A beautiful, balanced, and inspiring book." - Dr.... John Andrew Morrow My brand-new book, "All the Perfumes of Arabia", is available now on Amazon. “All the Perfumes of Arabia” is a Muslim self-help book that is founded upon the prophetic example. The book explores themes of redemptive suffering, mental and physical health, personal responsibility, family life, and more. There are also chapters dedicated to renewing and re-purposing our faith in Islam. Each chapter uses perfume notes to reintroduce readers to aromatherapy, an age-old Islamic medicinal custom. Not only can
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  16. "Sunnism" ultimately isn't one sect either. It is composite of several schools of `aqida (Athari, Ash`ari and Maturidi being the main ones), several schools of fiqh (Hanafi, Shafi`i, Maliki, Hanbali), Sufi turuq, and other trends. Twelver Shiism is comparable in size to any of the major Sunni groups. Perhaps it is relative, but I don't know if a "minor sect" by definition could compose of the majority of people in 4 countries and a significant minority in many others. Shiism is larger than many major world religions. It is also far more politically consequential than most sects. Ther
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  17. Salaam everyone, The Thaqalayn Discord server and I have been working on a Hadith browsing site, which is ready here: http://thaqalayn.co/index.php/ahadith So far it's only Al Kafi, using the Hube Ali translation, but inshallah in the future we will be adding more books. Would be great if you guys could check it out. Thank you, 7ssein
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  18. In my opinion, no one inherits religion and everyone finds it eventually. Even born muslims. We aren’t born knowing everything and I’m sure every one of us had a switching point in his life where he got more religious or was convinced that this path is the truth.
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  19. The fitra of all people is to be nice. This is the nature built into them. But, we weren't just created to be nice; we were created to know the Creator. (51:56) Someone may be "nice", but they tacitly support an oppressor, making no effort to alleviate the suffering of others. They may be nice, but they have unjustly aborted a child. They may be nice, but they don't respect the body that Allah has trusted them with. They may be nice, but they live off of the exploitation of persecuted peoples. They may be nice, but they have cut off a blood relative out of resentment. They may be nice, bu
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  20. I wanted to make the following my signature, until I realized it surpasses the maximum signature length, and the maximum of two website links in the signature. Please note that I only included links to navigable websites, not download pages, unless otherwise stated. If you know of any websites that are missing from my list, please comment them below. Please let me know if there are any mistakes or improvements to be made. Many Thanks. Note: because this post is so long, the font is small in some places to avoid taking up too much space (I'm not trying to spam the forum). <THE FOLLOWING
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  21. I've been accused of being a closet Muslim for a long time lol --but because of my culture, society, and environment, I have adhered to Christianity But in the last few months it has reached a crisis, and I am writing a letter tonight to my pastor, explaining the situation. I am wondering how Muslims might feel about this, or what insights they might have? My objections to the church have been: 1. Inconsistency when it comes to sin: While we can forgive the libertine and profligate, or even the violent man, we cannot forgive the traitor, the liar, the racist, or the one who embarrass
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  22. The question misses the point. The Black Lives Matter movement does not say, never did say that only black lives matter. There movement was formed to remind us that Black Lives Matter too. The reacttionary "all lives matter" motto expresses satisfaction with the status quo including police brutality against black men, and often indicates thinly veiled racism. So yes, while indeed all lives do matter, if that's the goal, the BLM movement is the one that is working toward that. I fully support the Back Lives Matter movement and condemn all forms of personal or systemic racism.
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  23. thegreenleaf

    Homosexuality

    I think one problem is that many of us, contemporary Muslims, look at issues like this from a mixed perspective; part traditional and part modern. This is how people would have looked at things traditionally (I will use 'past tense' verbs for the traditional perspective, simply because it was more common in the past; not because I think it is outdated, or that it doesn't exist anymore). 1/ Traditionally, people were not categorised into heterosexual, homosexual, etc. I was previously under the impression that, back then, people just didn’t know about same sex attraction. The complete
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  24. I'm intrigued, please explain this further. I agree that the Imams were God centric but where will you go? You won't find God centrism in the Ismailis or the Sunnis. The teachings of the Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام) are far, far older than the Safavids who weren't really even Shia or Muslim in practice. As for rituals, some of the practices and customs during Muharram are pagan-like and seem to be mainly pre Islamic and cultural in origin. However my faith in the Qur'an and Ahlulbayt isn't rattled by such grotesque practices. I wonder what gave you doubt?
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  25. hasanhh

    Ramadhan Mubarak Y'aII

    lnshallah, we will all have a good Ramadhan. The best to you all.
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  26. Liggel

    Are you working? POLL

    I am a doctor - seeing Covid patients almost daily.
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  27. Salam, Have you heard about the fact that the US drone killed 30 Afghan civilians recently? Apparently no one cares. Where's everyone? Is it because it doesn't fit the western imperialist agenda? Is it because you don't have an opportunity to bash Iran. Honestly I've seen some people on social media who act like they care because now all of a sudden because they have a point to make (when Iran accidentally shot down the plane). What is this selective empathy? Do we really feel this sadness inside us when people die? If we do, then why are we so selective? These so called "M
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  28. Abu Hadi

    Islam and the West

    Salam, I am giving a series of lectures in my family group about this topic. I thought I would post my notes and thoughts here so that maybe other brothers and sisters could get the benefit / offer feedback. This is a series of lectures. I am posting the first one. Ch.1 The Frame In any discussion of any topic, it is important to understand that a discussion is always framed. It exists within a certain structure. It is limited to one or a set of topics. It is also bounded by premises, which are agreed upon by those who enter into the discussion. In one way,
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  29. Oh my....! Where to begin here ? Ok. Here Which mathahib is that ? Where in the Sharia does it say that ? You might feel that way but that is not what Islam teaches. Islam teaches you to have loyalty to your country, as in the people of your country so long as that loyalty does not contradict Hukm Sharia or cause you to do things which are against Islam / Oppresive and tyrannical toward others. America supported and funded both Saddam and Qaddafi for decades. America allowed them to remain in power for many years and oppress their own people and others b
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  30. May God protect our moomin brothers and sisters!
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  31. Abdul-Hadi

    Pyrograph

    ٱلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ SC community! @313 Seeker @A_A @Mohammad313Ali @Hayy ibn Yaqzan @Ashvazdanghe Here's a little something I made just now using a pine plaque & my single-temperature pyrograph iron (think of a soldering iron but with interchangeable tips if you don't know what I'm talking about). I used watercolor paint to add some nice color to it after I was done burning in the design. I still need a lot of practice before I can begin making and selling pieces as some side-stream income, but I made this to put on my wall to remind me of the أَهْلُ ٱلْبَيْتِ‎ I'm liking
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  32. hasanhh

    Eid Mubarak Y'all

    Eid Mubarak to all of you and your families.
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  33. Salam everyone, Let's share happy and positive things happening around you in the time of Corona. Pakistan Umpire Aleem Dar has announced that his restaurant “Dar’s Delighto” will be offering free food for jobless people, especially labourers, during the current lockdown in the city of Lahore. This vegetable vendor offers free vegetables to daily wage workers who cannot afford to pay due to lockdown
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  34. There are no God centric, monotheistic and pure religions except Shi'ism. By far. People in disagreement might quote deviant practitioners or simply misunderstand which is not its fault rather entirely their own.
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  35. Imam Ja`far as-Sadiq (a) often encouraged his companions to ask from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). He once said to Maysar, his companion : O Maysar! Supplicate, and do not say the affair has been destined. Surely there are ranks with Allah which cannot be reached except through asking. If the servant (of Allah) closes his mouth and does not ask, he will not be given anything, so ask and you will get. O Maysar, the door that is knocked often is most likely to open.
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  36. My sister in-law recovered from corona and today, after staying in the hospital for a few days, she returned home.
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  37. So last night, I had a discussion with my mom and we got on the subject on how difficult it is for me to find someone to be in a relationship. We both agreed that no matter what it would be many times more difficult for me than an abled bodied person to pursue a relationship. As we were talking, my mom said " I feel like I'm ruining your life." and I didn't really know how to respond that, because it rang so true. Ever since I moved up to live with my mother, my needs have been not met and been ignored. I get it, it's really difficult for a person to take care of a disabled and elderly
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  38. Wa'alaykum Assalam wb. Beautiful thread! اللّهُمّ صَلّ عَلَى مُحَمّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمّدٍ Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammad wa Ali Muhammad
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  39. 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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  40. Salam, I want to officially say goodbye to everyone on Shiachat. I spent a lot of time here a while back and am grateful to all the mods and site admins who are selflessly helping this site. I feel it's time for me to move forward. I am making this post cos I wanna take the opportunity to say goodbye and express my gratitude. Also I don't wanna disappearand make it seem as if I passed away. Inshallah you all gain all the success in this life. Can one of the admins/mods disable my account? Khudafez everyone, stay safe.
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  41. Sahih International: And if you obey most of those upon the earth, they will mislead you from the way of Allah. They follow not except assumption, and they are not but falsifying. Surah 6 Verse 116
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  42. Mahdavist

    A question for men

    Ideally I think both young men and women should be prepared to share these tasks. I don't think young men these days expect their wife to do it all alone (and they shouldn't) but every young person, male or female, should learn how to do these basic chores.
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  43. Oftentimes opportunities present themselves and it is up to us whether to take advantage of these opportunities or simply let them drift away into the unknown and leave ourselves pondering over what could have been. An interesting thought arose in my mind a couple weeks ago and I sort of left it in the back of my head convinced that it will eventually fade away with my other curious thoughts and imaginative/Wishful thinking, however, with time this thought seems to have resurfaced and is not enticing, rather quite convincing. There is a ShiaChat member who I admire greatly, due to the beautifu
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  44. Sis Laayla, hope you and your family are safe.
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  45. Assalamu Alaikum, This site has been a great blessing, the people involved in it are great, the community, everything! Alhamdulillah through this community so many of my questions have been answered (Not just directly but also through other people asking similar questions). Like at so many times, i felt like losing hope only for it to be revived almost instantaneously. You guys mashAllah are very knowledgeable, and through you guys Allah has helped me. InshAllah, you will be able to have the same impact on me to other Shias around the world looking for answers. Jazakum Allah
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  46. Mahdavist

    Reverse Racism

    Racism is racism, doesn't matter who the perpetrator is and who the victim is. Anti white racism does exist, muslims should know this since many of them are guilty of it.
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  47. Assalamu aleikoum, ya 'Ali madad, brothers & sisters, while I was going through on posts Facebook, I saw many Muslims calling Holocaust as Holohoax, I often feel terrible when someone calls Holocaust as Holohoax and I will tell you why: I belong to ethnic group of people who were vitcims of Holocaust Our Roma people were not only killed, our children were often victims of terrible experiments on Humans done by Dr.. Mengele in Auschwitz-Birkenau Gypsy camp 99% of original Czech Roma were killed in camps Lety (it was purely Romani/Gypsy extermination camp), Terezín (it
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  48. Listen. Find a wife whom Allah loves and whom you can love and who can love you back and also loves Allah. Like Umm e Dharr the companion wife of Abu Dharr who died together in the desert of Rabza after being exiled by Uthman. Forget makeup and everything else they are not indicative of anything important.
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  49. notme

    07January20 WAR Thread

    Never in its existence has the United States ever admitted wrongdoing after its malicious attacks on other nations. More will be necessary. The right thing to do would be for the US government to own their guilt, sack and prosecute the perpetrators, and do whatever they can to make amends. The odds of that happening are none. Things are going to get really ugly. I know it means nothing, but to my Iranian and Iraqi brothers and sisters, you are not my enemy. You are not the enemy of my people, even if they have been brainwashed to believe you are. I am so sorry we let this hap
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  50. You may mean well but you are sugar-coating and that does not do him or anyone favours. Being a Quranist is not a solution, secondly falsely claiming the Prophet "forbade slavery" (pretty sure you ironically will need to rely on ahadith to even try to make this claim) is disingenuous. And FYI the Qur'an referring to those whom our right hands posess is widely understood to refer to slaves. OP should ideally seek help from a learned person in his community. If not, hopefully someone here can address these points individually.
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