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    Mataam

    Thanks for the answers. It seems quite clear that Mataam is allowed but my main question would be, to what extent? And don't you think that if a non-shia came into a shia mosque he would get frightened if he saw a bunch of people, shirtless, hitting themselves? I'm sure some mosques would have people that would explain to them what we are doing but I can imagine so many mosques where this wouldn't be the case... And what about when theres a Jaloos and people start to do matam on the streets? I reckon for everyone 10 people that see it, only 1-2 actually ask questions.
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    Mataam

    Salaam, I've come from a background where mataam is pretty much essential. My family aren't extreme in doing it but encourage me too. I personally don't consider it a sign of mourning and my opinion is that it gives islam a bad image. It's the 21st century and we have to adapt to it. Many non-muslims and non-shias come to our mosques. And most of the time they leave with more questions than answers. It is up to us to answer them but in my opinion its something which isn't necessary in religion. Anyways, 1.) Is there any Sahih hadith which mentions the Imaams/Prophets talking about mataam or even doing it. 2.) To what extent is it allowed? I always see Molanas beat themselves and I think thats fine because they aren't doing it madly hard but its when people start leaving marks is when I think we have stepped over the red line. 3.) I've heard theres a hadith of the fourth Imaam doing mataam himself, is it sahih? And if it is Sahih then can we cross reference it to another Imaam saying the same thing? So basically more than 1 different narration. 4.) Any explicit reference in the Quran? JazakAllah Wsalaam.
  3. This is talking about the stages of prohibition of Alcohol. Can anyone explain this. Stage 1- surah baqarah 9- They ask you about wine and gambling. Say, "In them is great sin and [yet, some] benefit for people. But their sin is greater than their benefit." In this verse, it says that the harm outweighs the benefit of alcohol, but it's not prohibited. It'what we would term "makruh" Stage 2- surat an-nisa' - O you who have believed, do not approach prayer while you are intoxicated until you know what you are saying In stage 2, it prohibited praying while in the condition of intoxication. If we go by your logic and say that it was always haraam, then why would Allah say to not come close to prayer while drunk, if it was already haraam? Stage 3- surat al Maidah - O you who have believed, indeed, intoxicants, gambling, [sacrificing on] stone alters [to other than Allah ], and divining arrows are but defilement from the work of Satan, so avoid it that you may be successful. This is the final prohibition of alcohol.
  4. Ahh no way! would like there to be someone who is AQA. Good luck though
  5. Anyone doing A2 AQA Physics A?
  6. I see so this is supposedly the will of the Prophet. But how can we prove that the Prophet did leave a will? This is implies the prophet did but it doesn't state so. Maybe if The Imaam mentioned his father inherited it off the prophet, then it could be used. Can you show me any references?
  7. But how can you get saved if God knows you're already going to hell? Thats not really a chance. I agree with the second point But I think the reasoning isn't the best because we can't generally say we are living to be witnesses of our own deeds. Maybe if you explain further? Yup
  8. So glad i started this discussion. Many interesting ideas and analogies.... So God knows what you're going to do but he's not forcing you to do it right. So whats the point of judgement day if God created you in this world already knowing if you are going to hell/heaven? You can choose which one you go to and i agree with that. But ultimately God already knows what choice you're going to make. Can't you be judged before you even do the action if God knows you're going to do it no matter what. Or is that an example of an unjust God. It sounds like nonsense but i could be a valid point?
  9. Thanks brothers for answering the questions but you still didn't answer 2 of them. Maybe i should rephrase. I know about the hadith of the pen and paper and the prophet was stopped from writing his will. But the prophet was still alive for 3 more days. Wouldn't the prophet then want to write his will? So is there any narration implying that he did? Also, is there any narration where the prophet directly addresses Abu Bakr and warns him? Wouldn't that be a better proof then just saying there will be people who will betray you. I know you cant keep saying wouldn't it of been better if the prophet did this or he did that. But many sunni brothers ask this and i cant give them a satisfying answer
  10. Salaam, Quick question regarding the hadith of the pen and paper. The prophet had 3-4 days to write the will. Is there a written will that we do not have access to? Also at ghadir khum, why did the prophet use the word mawla and not something else which could only be interpreted as master? Did the prophet know this division would happen? If so wouldn't the prophet want to warn abu bakr of stealing the caliphate? JazakhAllah
  11. Salaam brother/sisters Was recently asked something which I'm finding difficult to answer: If I am just fulfilling a plan that was drawn up from eternity past. I don't see the purpose of a judgement day if the judgement of everyone was already determined and cast before the world even existed How would I argue back?
  12. Thanks for you're answer but I did say Informing is a different case. If you can, can you answer the two scenarios? Say if the community didn't know.
  13. Salaam, I know backbiting is not allowed but what about in these circumstances: 1.) You are talking to you're family about someone. E.G. Talking to you're mum about you're neighbours bad habits. 2.) Talking to you're family about another family member. E.G. Talking to you're mum about you're brothers bad habits. When I say bad habits I mean generally talking about the person in a bad way. Not informing them and telling them to be cautious but saying something the other party wouldn't want being said behind there back. I'm asking this because my mum has always told me you should tell her everything and she should to. JazakAllah
  14. Why did Allah deprive us from having an infallible guide in our days, when our ancestors had access to an infallible guided Imam? JazakAllah
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