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  1. Assalam o aleikum I have heard/ read in various places that the seventh Imam a.s. had 19 or 21 daughters, not one of whom ever got married. a) Can anyone please provide me any authentic sources for this? b) If this is true, do we know why this was so? I mean, why did all these ladies stay unmarried?
  2. Sis notme, should one avoid all store bought cookies and baked products made in the West, that list vanilla as an ingredient? (I specified the bit about having been manufactured in Western countries, because at least in my country, they generally use synthetic vanilla flavoring).
  3. ^open, uninhibited (in a good way) lady. Just helped set my gender straight. Starlight, I was equally confused by Batman's comment, albeit for a different reason:p
  4. Notme, you talking about Meccano by any chance? N awesome thread, baradar_jackson (and contributors)!
  5. ^Smart, sensitive guy, with humoungous amounts of willpower
  6. Hi. I did not post in your first thread, but wish you guys the best in the future. Regarding this issue, this is just guessing, but some Muslims can be rather uptight about inter-faith marriage. Or, since he sounds rather nice, plus they're also Muslim, perhaps they (or one of them) were also interested in him as a prospective spouse? I just realised that I've written almost the same things Ruq. Rather than delete my post and save you the trouble of reading the same stuff twice, I'll let it stay as testimony to the fact that I sometimes think like someone who is possibly my favourite person o
  7. Thank you everyone who took the time to respond. Hayder M, I think Rashida has pretty much said what I would have in answer. Nocturne, depends on what you mean by 'taking slaves' in your last line. If it is owning them, the fact that the Masoomeen did is enough for me to believe that it is allowed even today. Tendersoul, that's a sweet story. Please share any sources about its authenticity; I'm really hoping there are some valid ones. Ruq, I love the interpretation that you've shared, and want to believe it. But what of the numerous accounts from traditional jurisprudence that indicate otherwi
  8. I'd been trying to find this post for a while, and after suddenly figuring out how to today, I feel like an absolute duH-nce. Anyway, the reason I'd wanted to locate it because i hadnt replied to your input, Sister notme. Thank you for your kind and sensible response :)
  9. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/08/14/world/middleeast/isis-enshrines-a-theology-of-rape.html?referrer= For all the members who believe that slavery is allowed in Islam, as is non-consensual sex with female slaves, is what ISIS is doing to the Yazidi women really wrong? Other than the fact that Shias don't consider them Muslims, of course... But if they were actual, practising Muslims, wouldnt their actions be justifiable? They've actually issued a manifesto about treatment of slavewomen, and from some bits i got to read online, it sounded horribly similar to what I've seen here on SC. This is
  10. Thanks, Batman. Yep, I'm aware of Sayyad Khui's stance, but the precaution eases restrictions for his muqallid ladies. Once again, folks, have there been any marji that have allowed women to keep their feet uncovered in front of namehrams?
  11. Aoa. First, the question I've already asked- do any marji, past or contemporary, allow women to expose their feet before namehrams? I've been told that Ayatullah Saanei does- does anyone know for sure? Also, in a long-ago thread about the hijab of feet, Macisaac stated that there have been three main positions among jurists about the extent of hijab vaajib on women: 1. It is obligatory to cover everything, including the face and hands 2. Obligatory to cover everything, save the face and hands 3. Obligatory to cover everything, except the face, hands and feet AFAIK, modern-day marji pretty mu
  12. Yoel, that's really interesting. I mean, we believe that Judaism and Islam have the same roots, but reminders through examples like these can be fascinating, nonetheless.
  13. I can't access YouTube here, but that's a great idea you're putting to practice, masha'Allah.
  14. The multiquote option is not working for me right now, so please bear with my random shots here. To the persons talking about ptotecting men from sin, why is the onus upon women? Just like it's unfair to bar non-fasting people from being able to purchase food or drink in Ramadan (though folks might challenge this too), it seems strange logic to force hijab on women. Is the abstainer's iman so weak as to be shaken by displays of food, or uncovered hair, for that matter? As for the question about what believers would do when Imam e Zamaan comes and enforces hijab, well- this is a geunine questio
  15. And, instead, morphed into... you? The prospect's... thought-provoking enough that I might forgo the simple iftar, and just stick to the lavish spread ;)
  16. Assalaam o Aleikum We all have traditions, within our cultures and our families, related to the foods we eat at suhoor and iftaar. In Pakistan, people commonly consume iftaar items like pakoray (deep-fried chickpea flour fritters), samosay (deep-fried dough purses stuffed with vegetables or meat), dahi baray (deep-fried lentil flour dumplings soaked in seasoned yogurt), jalebi (deep-fried flour sweets drenched in syrup)... What, you sending a theme or something? Oh well, there's also fruit salad, chholay (tangy chickpea salad), etc, with copious amounts of any cold, sweet beverage (n I bet som
  17. Stay positive... He'll grow up into a little champ, insha'Allah
  18. Names are said to have an impact on children's personalities, as per traditions of the Prophet. Although i do not know the literal meaning of 'Ibrahim', I sincerely doubt that it could have a negative effect, seeing what we know of the original bearer of this name. Sister, to some extent, children have differing personalities, so even siblings within the same house may have very different personalities; however, with respect, its very possible that circumstances within the house are manifesting themselves in his habits. Btw, I personally have not seen this happen, but more than one zaakirs her
  19. Sorry, but a woman's gotta do what a woman's gotta do. So *buMP!*
  20. Assalaam o aleikum Nowadays, two posts are floating around on my whatsapp, both purportedly questions to, and answers from Ayatullah Khamenai and Ayatullah Sistani, about the same topic. Recently, there have been released a number of manqabats in Urdu, describing from various angles, the wedding of Hazrat Ali and Bibi Fatima. While some of them have beautiful imagery and poetry, the poets tend to take liberties with facts. For instance, one describes Hazrat Jibraeel helping Hazrat Ali get ready as a bridegroom (here, it's common for friends and relatives to do so, by tying the boy's ceremonial
  21. I'm afraid I'm derailing the thread here, but this representation of men as testosterone-controlled beings, who must sleep with other women, because they can't wait one month for their wives, makes me wonder if so many of the males I know are aliens in disguise.Yes, it might be harder for the average male than female, but from what I've seen, along with biology, culture has a big part to play too. I mean that in societies where women-and men- routinely are given (not necessarily obvious) messages about men being incapable of restraining themselves, they are all more likely to believe it. (Am I
  22. You're right, Marbles, but I do think that as listeners, and even more so, if we are responsible for organizing majaalis e Husain, at our places or elsewhere, we have a responsibility too. Most of us don't know much, I know I don't, but when we do discover something, it seems wrong to let zakirs keep on reciting the same incorrect narrations.
  23. Reminded me of Wilfred Owen's Dulce Decorum Est on some level...
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