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In the Name of God بسم الله
milohuss reacted to Akbar673 in What It Means To Be Shia...saw This Online...
I saw this online today and thought it was just too good not to share...
What it means to be a Shia:
Our courage is from Muhammad (pbuh)
Our zeal is from Haydar Ali al Karar (as)
Our chastity is from Lady Fatima Zahra (as)
Our manners are from AlHassan al Mojtaba (as)
Our dignity is from AlHusayn Al Shaheed (as)
Our pride is from Lady Zaynab (as)
Our duas are from Al Sajjad (as)
Our sciences are from Al Baqir (as)
Our hadiths are from Al Sadiq (as)
Our prostrations are like Al Kathim (as)
Our prayers are from Al Ridha (as)
Our miracles are from Al Jawad (as)
Our tidings are from Al Hadi (as)
Our wisdom is from Al Askari (as)
And lastly but not least
Our victories are from Al Mahdi (atf)
And you still wonder why I'm so proud to be a Shia?
milohuss reacted to mohammad_mahdi in Why Did Muhammed Pbuh Announce It At Ghadeer?
What's more dramatic:
For the Prophet (sawa) to have mentioned Amir Al Mu'mineen's wilaya next to the Kaaba, where there is shade and comfort.
For the Prophet (sawa) to call out to people, in the desert, in the place just before the people start splitting up to go to their respected cities and countries, and call upon all those who were ahead of him to come, and all those behind him to catch up with him, so that he makes a pulpit out of several satchels for all to see him, and several thousands of muslims (if i recall correctly on one account about 70,000) will hear the Prophet's command, under that blazing midday sun, that Ali (as) is not just his friend and brother, but that he is the successor, and that people have to pledge their alleigeance to him there and then
If you ask me, the second scenario sounds a lot more powerful, to give people less of an excuse to undermine the significance of what the Prophet was telling them.
milohuss reacted to The Green Knight in What Is Your Favourite Quote(s)?
"I'm surprised at the son of Adam, what reason does he have to be proud when his beginning is najis fluid and his maxima is a rotted corpse?" - Imam Ali (as)
"Man is a curious creature. He views the world through fat, talks with a piece of flesh, and listens through bone." - Imam Ali (as)
"The afterlife is gained through hard work and the worldly life by fate. But man does hard work for the worldly life and leaves the afterlife to fate." - Imam Ali (as)
"Show me good mothers and I'll show you a good nation." - Imam Ali (as)
"Woman is a snake. But then there is no way without her." - Imam Ali (as)
"The first tier of attaining knowledge is to admit of your own comprehensive ignorance." - Imam Ali (as)
"Knowledge is the ornaments of a believer. Appropriate knowledge no matter where you find it because it is like your lost personal belonging." - Imam Ali (as)
"The hunger of two things only further increase whenever you acquire them. Wealth and knowledge." - The holy Prophet (pbuh)
"My opponent in combat always aids me in his own death." - Imam Ali (as)
"The strongest man is he who can control his anger." - Imam Ali (as)
"The beginning of anger is blindness and the end of it is regret." - Imam Ali (as)
"When proven wrong, the wise man will correct himself and the ignorant will keep arguing." - Imam Ali (as)
"A good man is identified by his good actions. Good words can be delivered by even the evil person." - Imam Ali (as)
milohuss reacted to Replicant in What Is Your Favourite Quote(s)?
"You asked for strength, God gave you difficulties to make you stronger.
You asked for wisdom, God gave you problems to solve.
You asked for courage, God gave you obstacles to overcome.
You asked for favours, God gave you opportunity.
Maybe what you received isn't what you wanted but you received everything you needed."
"On the day of Ghadeer, no excuse was left for anyone" - Bibi Fatima (as)
milohuss reacted to Ali Musaaa :) in What Is Your Favourite Quote(s)?
Allah's words are the best and most beautiful:
"Say: 'My prayer, sacrifice, life, and death are all for Allah, the Lord of the Universe.'" Qur'an (6:162)
"If Allah helps you, none can overcome you: If He forsakes you, who is there, after that, that can help you? In Allah let believers put their trust." - Qur'an 3:160
"...Hearts become tranquil through the remembrance of Allah" — Qur'an 13:28
"How much would those who disbelieved wish that they had been Muslims." — Quran 15:2
"O Human being! You strive hard to get closer to your Lord, and so you will certainly receive the recompense (of your deeds)." —Qur'an 84:6
My believing servants, My land is vast. Worship Me alone. (29:56) Every soul will experience the agony of death and to Me you will all return. (29:57) We shall give mansions in Paradise wherein streams flow to the righteously striving believers and therein they will live forever. How blessed is the reward of the hard-working people (29:58) who have exercised patience and who have had trust in their Lord. (29:59)
From of my personal fav's from Ahlul Bayt (as):
"Live amongst people in such a manner that if you die, they weep over you and if you are alive, they crave for your company."
- Imam Ali (a.s)
"The remembrance of death kills the desires in the self and uproots the sources of inattentiveness. It strengthens the heart about Allah’s threats, softens one's attitude, breaks the pillars of inclinations, extinguishes the fire of greed, and it degrades the world."
- Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (as)
"I am amazed at the human being who refrains from food due to fear of illness but does not refrain from sin even though he knows about Hell-Fire." — Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (as)
"Do not be the friend of Allah in public but an enemy of Allah in private." — Imam Al-Jawad (A.S)
Most probably my favourite:
"O Allah, what did he find who lost You & What did he lose who found You?" — Imam Al-Hussain (A.S)
I had so many others, I try to save them onto my iPad onto Notes but for some reason it won't let me open it :( I had so many beautiful sayins from RasulAllah (pbuh), the Ahlulbayt (as) & Qur'an I could have shared.
milohuss reacted to jannahismygoal in What Is Your Favourite Quote(s)?
Just a few of my fav:
"Those who really love, love in silence, with deeds and not with words" -The Shadow of the Wind- Carlos Ruiz Zafon
"One of the marvels of the world:
The sight of a soul sitting in prison
with the key in its hand. " -Rumi
"Equip yourselves and be ready, your departure has already been announced."- Imam Ali (as)
"Nothing hurts a good soul and the kind heart more than to live amongst people whom can’t understand it." -Imam Ali (as)
"Take some trouble on the way to God, devote yourselves; God will not leave you unpaid, if not in this world, then in the next He will reward you. If, aside from Him, you have no reward in this world, what could be better? This world is nothing. This pomp and these personalities will come to an end after a few days, like a dream passes before the eyes of man, but the other worldly reward is infinite and never ending." -Ruhollah Khomeini
"People often ask me questions that I cannot very well answer in words, and it makes me sad to think they are unable to hear the voice of my silence." -Inayat Khan
God wants spiritual fruits, not religious nuts.
milohuss reacted to The Green Knight in What Is Your Favourite Quote(s)?
"A colleague of mine worked out that a yeast cell and a 747 airplane have the same number of parts, the same level of complexity. A junkyard contains all the bits and pieces of a Boeing-747, dismembered and in disarray. A whirlwind happens to blow through the yard. What is the chance that after its passage a fully assembled 747, ready to fly, will be found standing there? So small as to be negligible, even if a tornado were to blow through enough junkyards to fill the whole Universe. Believing in Darwin's theoretical mechanisms of evolution is like believing that a hurricane could blow through a junkyard and build a Boeing 747." - Fred Hoyle.
milohuss reacted to guest022017a in Allah Sends Shooting Stars As Missiles To Chase...
Here is my two cents to this.
Take into consideration that God does not create evil, evil is born by our actions or the conseqeunce of something.
The Devil was not born evil, he was once one of the highest angels, he became the Shaytaan by his own actions.
Now I would like to cross reference something the Prophet said
The Prophet said , and i am sure all of you have heard this hadith, that you should trim your moustache because if you do not that Shaitaan is at the end of the moustache and it will get into your food befoe you drink/eat it
Also the Prophet said "Do not leave food at night because if you do then Shaitaan gather around it"
Now what my point in all of this is, is that in both instances he uses the word SHiataan, which relative to us is something which could be harmful to us, whether it be physically or mentally or spiritually
SO what i am trying to say is that dont get confused by the word Shaitaan
Just liek the Prophet used the word Shaitaan for both hadeths, when we now know that what he realy ment was (in the first hadeeth) bacteria which gets into your food
ANd in the second hadeeth cockroaches/rats/animals.
So what i am trying to bring your attention to , is that the the word Shaitaan is not some evil demonic entitiy, it could be anything which is harmful to us , and it is relative, for example for us the Pig is shaitaan also because it is harmful to us if we eat it, but to a wolf it is good and necessary because it survives by hunting it and eating it
Therefore do not be confused and linear when looking at those words
What is meant by shooting stars burning up shaitaan, could be talking about some necessary physical phenomina which is needed to keep the harmony in the universe, kind of like a virus cleaner on our computers or good bacteria in the body, which stabilizes something in our system or the cosmos to cuase a blanace, which if it was not there would unbalance something and might have a domino effect or a trigger to our destruction or some bad effect on us
So to summarize Shaitaan is a universal name in the Quran for anything harmful to us.
milohuss reacted to Hot hot in How Much Knowledge To Recite On The Pulpit?
The alim who has given more benefit to the qaum gets more respect in the world and akhirah
I can show you plenty of Zakirs who has never been to any hawza but still are thousand time better then other hawza learned scholars because they have some unique skill, and it's nothing about money zikre Husain is not a business.
milohuss reacted to Hassan J in Salatul Layl
Insha'Alla you will keep praying Salatul Layl.
I don't remember my first experience praying Salatul Layl. My sister is the one who taught me how to pray it and I did a little research on the internet as well.
Let me tell you, the first few times you perform this Salat, it will take quite some time because you're not used to it so you'd be very careful as to performing it correctly.
I remember listening to a lecture on performing good deeds a few years before I started praying Salatul Layl. The sayed said, if you perform a good deed for 40 consecutive days, you will never be able to let go of that good deed and will keep performing it forever.
So I promised myself that I will pray Salatul Layl for 40 days straight. And let me tell you and Allah is witness to what I'm saying, I couldn't go sleep without performing this holy prayer after 40 days and even before that.
Alhamdoulilah I have been praying it for the past 3-4 years on a daily basis and wallah I cannot even think about sleeping before performing this prayer. It's as if it has become a wajeb prayer.
It usually takes about 30 minutes for this prayer.
I perform it the following way:
8 raka'a and sujud after every 4 raka'as
you say the following surat during the first raka'a: Al-Fatiha then Ikhlas
second raka'a Al-Fatiha then Al-Kafirun
and you repeat this another time, then ruku3 and sujud and then you repeat the first 4 raka'as.
2 raka'as (similar to Salatul Fajr)
First raka'a you read Surat Al-Fatiha then Surat Al-Nas
Second raka'a you read Surat Al-Fatiha then Surat Al-Falaq
you read Surat Al-Fatiha, then 3 times Surat Al-Ikhlas, then Surat Al-Falaq and finally Surat Al-Nas
then I do qunuut and say the following:
بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
لآ اِلَهَ اِلاَّ اللّهُ الْحَلِيْمُ الْكَرِيْمُ
لآ اِلَهَ اِلاَّ اللّهُ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيْمُ
سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ رَبِّ السَّمَاوَاتِ السَّبْعِ
وَ رَبِّ الاَرْضِيْنَ السَّبْعِ
وَ مَا فِيْهِنَّ وَ مَا بَيْنَهُنَّ وَ مَا فَوْقَهُنَّ وَ مَا تَحْتَهُنَّ
رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيْمِ وَ سَلاَمٌ عَلى الْمُرْسَلِيْنَ
وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ
وَ صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ الطَّاهِرِيْنَ
then ruku3 and sujud and you're done.
Afterwards, I do tasbih which consists of the following:
70 times: اَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّهَ رَبِّي وَ اَتُوْبُ اِلَيْهِ
300 times: اَلْعَفْوَ
then I ask for forgiveness of forty muslim (men and women) in the following way: اَللّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِ____________
then I perform short dua's to all muslims such as: may Allah cure every ill person, may Allah give wealth to the needy, may Allah give food to the poor and certainly don't forget to ask Allah to hasten the re-appearance of Imam Sahib Al-Zaman.
finally I say the following 7 times (very important):
هذَا مَقَامُ الْعَآئِذِ بِكَ مِنَ النَّارِ
which translates into the following: This is the position of one who seeks refuge in You from the fire
All the Imams and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) used to pray Salatul Layl on a daily basis, if you truly consider yourself a lover of Ahl-Al-Bayt, you have no choice but to show this love by performing this prayer.
And the hadiths say, Allah (swt) mentioned the reward for every good deed except the reward Salatul Layl due to it's greatness, only he knows it's reward.
And the Prophet Muhammad (pbhu) said: Whoever has been granted the chance to recite Salatul Layl, a male servant or a female one, and he(or she) rises for Allah sincerely, does proper wudhu , prays salaat for Allah with a true intention, a sound heart, a humble body and a tearful eye, Allah will place behind him nine rows of angels. The number of angels in each row cannot be counted except by Allah. One side of each row is in the East, and the other is in the West. Then when he completes his prayer, he gets the reward of all of the angels in the rows.
May Allah (swt) keep us on this path and guide us to whatever pleases him.
milohuss got a reaction from Hameedeh in Another Ayah Of Quran About Imams!
"Only Allah is your Vali and His Messenger and those who believe, those who keep up prayers and pay the poor-rate while they bow." [5:55]
M.H. Shakir, Sunni translator.
Another one of ayats about the imams, this referring to Imam Ali (A.S.)
milohuss got a reaction from Pedram in Yet Another Ayat Giving Proof Of Imams
O Yahya! take hold of the Book with strength, and We granted him wisdom while yet a child
[ Allah ] said, "O John, take the Scripture with determination." And We gave him judgement [while yet] a boy
(It was said to his son): "O Yahya (John)! Hold fast the Scripture [the Taurat (Torah)]." And We gave him wisdom while yet a child.
Imam Ali (pbuh) was perfect despite his youth, capable of acknowledging God, the Exalted and His Prophet. This is the meaning of the words of God as stated in the above ayat.
Imam Mohammad Al-Jawad was also granted Imamat at the age of only 8.
He left the most learned scholars of his time speechless at his age.
Imam Ali Al-Hadi was granted Imamat at the age of 7.
How much proof do you want of the position of them before God?