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In the Name of God بسم الله


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  1. Wsalam It has allegorical meaning and should not be taken literally. This type of language is common in Arabic but can be misunderstood when translated in English, and even the Quran has similar contexts when Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) describes ‘Isa as Roohon Minho (His soul) and Kalimatoho (His word) in Surat Al-Nisa (171). It should not be understood literally as ‘Isa (عليه السلام) having a physical link to Allah. According to Ahlulbayt, the Rooh (soul) was created by Allah before mankind and Adam and ‘Isa were created from the Rooh. Moreover, the Face of Allah (Wajh Allah
  2. The Ma’sam can carry the earth with his own finger, let alone split if Allah wills. Anything is possible by the will of Allah but we don’t make a claim that such event indeed occurred until it is confirmed by a report in the classical hadith corpus. Likewise for this story. Where is it mentioned in any of our books? The references that the OP mentioned is dubious. Yes there is because the Masumeen said anyone who fabricates in their name is destined to the hellfire.
  3. As nice as this story may sound, it will remain a fantasy until it is corroborated by an authentic source. Perhaps you can quote where in the classical literature this story is mentioned?
  4. It would be nice to have the old chatroom back. The new version is not as vibrant compared to the old one as I remember it from 5 years ago.
  5. In this situation, assuming one had no previous knowledge that the company was involved in haram activities at the time when initially bought, then any gains that are accumulated from the book value that was initially invested is to be distributed to the poor, then the original amount can be reclaimed. Source: https://www.sistani.org/arabic/qa/02052/ https://www.sistani.org/arabic/qa/0523/ Use your judgement and your best intentions to research the company thoroughly before you are confident to put your money in it. For example, look into the nature of i
  6. As long as the company that you intend to buy shares in are not involved in any haram transactions (eg. gambling, riba, alcohol ect) then it’s halal. As for cryptocurrency, bitcoin and even forex in general, I would advice you to avoid them completely as they are highly speculative and merely based on price fluctuations. And unlike stocks, you are not investing your money on tangible assets that can potentially produce profit, such as commodities, gold, or R&D firms like biotech.
  7. Fixed * وحيث أن فتوى سماحة السيد (دام ظلّه) هي أن أول الشهر في كل منطقة يتبع امكانية رؤية الهلال بالعين المجردة في تلك المنطقة أو حواليها ولا يثبت بالتمكن من رؤيته بالأدوات المقرّبة أو في مناطق أخرى من العالم فإن يوم غدٍ الأحد يكون مكملاً لعدة شهر رمضان المبارك وسيكون يوم الاثنين هو يوم عيد الفطر السعيد. “...sunday is the last day of the month of Ramadan and Monday is the the day of Eid” https://www.sistani.org/arabic/
  8. According to Sayed Sistani, Eid is on Monday May 25th for Iraq and GCC. I live in GCC and did not see it this evening. Source: https://www.sistani.org/arabic/
  9. Wsalam Who are you exactly? This is intended as constructive criticism and not to be misunderstood as any provocative sentiments, but when someone comes and claims to have held an influential position in the community where their intent was to guide the people on behalf of the Prophet and the Ahlulbayt, they are expected to come out clean and be consistent in their approach and reveal their true identity, what they taught, their level of knowledge and credentials ect. Otherwise, it’s all speculation and no one can really address your concerns. You really have to rethink this again c
  10. This was expected considering that almost every street in every city across the world is dead right nie while the oil production rate remained the same as it was before the fall. I just hope it doesn’t remain that way for too long since the consequences in the near future will further ravage the global economy. Oil dependent muslim developing countries including Iran and Iraq will be hit hard as well.
  11. There is no conspiracy or a vague pro-baathist splinter cell that initiated these recent protests as some are erroneously claiming. I lived and worked in Basra for a year and a half (2017-2018) and have witnessed enough corruption and a poor quality of life to confidently say that these protests are expected to be driven by ordinary people. This isn’t the first time a wave of protests like this occurred. In August 2018, similar demonstrations erupted in Basra, where the protesters had similar demands and eventually burned down the Basra governarate building. Iraqis are simply fed up with
  12. The concept of Allah’s Oneness is mentioned in the Qur'an but not all of His Names are mentioned. The rest of His Names along with His Attributes and other details are mentioned in the Hadith. Prophethood is mentioned but only a number of Prophets out of the 124000 are mentioned in the Qur'an and yet you still have to believe in all of them. Likewise for Imamah. Just because the names of the Ma’sumeen are not mentioned explicitly in the Qur'an does not negate their divinely appointed authority. The foundations of Imamah as a concept where only Allah appoints those who represent his Deen on Ear
  13. I found this interesting. This is a chronicle that was written by a 7th century Bishop named Sebeos who lived in Byzantine a few decades after the Prophet: “Twelve peoples representing all the tribes of the Jews assembled at the city of Edessa. When they saw that the Persian troops had departed leaving the city in peace, they closed the gates and fortified themselves. They refused entry to troops of the Roman lordship. Thus Heraclius, emperor of the Byzantines, gave the order to besiege it. When the Jews realized that they could not militarily resist him, they promised to make peace. Ope
  14. From the Messenger of Allah (saw), he said: "The Imams after me are twelve. The first one is 'Ali b. Abi Taleb (as) and the last of them is the Qa'im (as). The one who seeks nearness to them is a believer. And the one who rejects them is a disbeliever". [Kamal Aldeen, Hadith 4, Page 248] https://ia801708.us.archive.org/18/items/348783478349/kmal-aldin.pdf
  15. I understand the point that you're trying to reach but there is also a greater context to this. One of the meanings of the word Sunnah in Arabic is 'teachings' and in the context of the aforementioned Hadith, it is the teachings of RasulAllah (saw), so the Hadiths are not entirely mutually exclusive or conflict with each other. Malik's report is not absolutely weak and I believe its more appropriate to rather say that the issue with it is that its vague or generic since it could be interpreted to mean that the "Sunnah" of the Prophet (saw) can be taken from anyone who met him, like Abu Hurayra
  16. Simply because loving the Ahlulbayt (as) out of words without absolutely following their teachings does not suffice in obeying the orders of the Prophet (saw). Both the Sunni and Imami school fundamentally believe that the Prophet (saw) before his demise ordered the Muslims to follow the Quran and his Sunnah, and that one will not separate from the other until the final hour, and we believe that the only gateway to the Sunnah is via the Ahlulbayt. The Ahlulbayt from all of the Sahabah, Tabi'in and Atba' at-Tabi'in are the only ones qualified to hold an authoritative position in teaching the Pr
  17. A man came to Imam 'Ali b. Musa al-Redha ع and asked him, "Is your God able to fit the heavens and the earth and everything within them inside an egg?" Imam al-Redha answered him: Yes, and smaller than an egg, he fitted them inside your pupil. Because when you open your eyes, they are encompassing the heavens, the earth and everything in them, and if he wished he would have blinded you from seeing them as well. [at-Tawheed] جاء رجل إلى الرضا عليه السلام فقال: هل يقدر ربك أن يجعل السماوات والأرض وما بينهما في بيضة؟ قال:نعم، وفي أصغر من البيضة، قد جعلها في عينك وهي أقل من البيضة، لأنك إذ اف
  18. يخويه تنادي ولا لك امعين وقومك على الغيره مطاعين أنا منين اجيب المرتضى منين عن كربلا بويه غبت وين تدري بأميّه تطلب بدين يطلبون ثار ابدّر وحنين هجموا فرد هجمة على حسين
  19. I shall go towards death, and there is no shame for a man in death, as long as his intentions are based on truth and he struggles as a Muslim. There is no shame in death for the valiant, as long as they support the righteous, fight the criminals and abandon the tyrants. Thus, if I live, I shall not have any regrets, and if I am slain, I will not be blamed. Nothing is more humiliating than living under the humiliation of oppressors  - Sayed ash-Shuhada (as)

  20. I humbly ask that you pray by the right of Sayed al-Shuhada (pbuh) for me and my father who was recently laid off from work to find secure employment despite the current depressing state of the economy.
  21. MUHSIN KHAN - Say: "Allah knows best how long they stayed. With Him is (the knowledge of) the unseen of the heavens and the earth. How clearly He sees, and hears (everything)! They have no Wali (Helper, Disposer of affairs, Protector, etc.) other than Him, and He makes none to share in His Decision and His Rule." [al-Kahf: 26] Allah's divine rule encompasses the authority of his Hujjaj on earth, whether it's the authority of the prophets or their successors (Khulafah). This includes the Khalifate of prophet Muhammad (saw) because based on Ahadith and Ayah 59 of Surat an-Nisa, the successo
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