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  1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم السلام علیکم That is not a problem, that's a good thing. I don't know if that's his approach but what you describe is close to mine. I think we need to earn the right to criticise from a moral high ground. Until then, yes, we should keep the criticisms, though true, to ourselves. For example, the Iranian leader has a right to criticise Western interference in the region, because he earned it with his courage to stand against the hegemony. The Jordanian leader however has no right to criticise it, though the criticism would be correct. And
  2. بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم السلام علیکم @Waseem162 You're asking the wrong people. You should ask non-Iranians who have lived in Iran or Qom specifically. You need to know how it is for an outsider to experience Iran. Ask @Ibn al-Hussain و علیکم السلام
  3. بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم السلام علیکم @Haydar Husayn I've read his posts from before so I know how you are drawing your conclusion. But in fairness, you could draw the opposite conclusion, that he is extremely confident in his Islamic skin. He could say he is being realistic in comparing two contemporary cultures and that those who deny this reality are motivated by resentment which is a surer sign of an inferiority complex. A lot of Muslim intellectual responses to the West of the last half century have been weak but hotly put, a heat that emanated from anger at the West for
  4. بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم السلام علیکم @E.L King That's about the reality which God knows. We are talking about judging people from the actions we observe. That's about the presence of fisq in reality. We are talking about humans applying the term 'fasiq', i.e. judging with a label. Judging does not follow the waqi' because you have no epistemic access to batin by definition and so even if the batin is fasiq, as long as the zahir isn't, you have no evidence to judge them as 'fasiq'; consequently, you are not allowed. And when the zahir is improved (islah), you remove
  5. بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم السلام علیکم @Wahdat So it is exclusively (or chiefly) the dynamic and vibrancy of the Western mind, not the content it currently espouses, that you mean? و علیکم السلام
  6. بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم السلام علیکم @Wahdat But does Islam have - in honesty - the means for tolerance and diversity in the current Western sense? But these books haven't made Spain an ideal Islamic society or even close, so why should a Muslim who is rightly frustrated with the reality in the Arab/Eastern world seek answers in Spain or the like? و علیکم السلام
  7. His status in dunya is a 'mu'min', though his apparent actions earn him the legal and moral attribute of 'fasiq' only since and until such behaviour is apparent. و علیکم السلام
  8. بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم السلام علیکم @E.L King The Banu Naubakht were more adamant that a mu'min fasiq is absolutely a mu'min, so even less aligned with the view you present. Read the next verse. * If you see a believer say "don't judge", about others or even themselves, don't mistake their request for mercy with tolerance of sin. Interpret the term as meaning, see them in the best light the circumstances allow, as mustad'af, and treat them with no more harshness than the law most clearly prescribes, which is quite lenient when it comes to Muslims who do not commit
  9. That's a strawman. It means don't pass sentence on the sinner on account of their sin, for your sentence may differ from God's sentence; rather excuse them and ask forgiveness for them and guide them and help them improve their lot. As for how other people used this phrase, it is like how people abuse any terminology. The most famous origin of the phrase is in the gospels and has had the most history which remains prevalent today. و علیکم السلام
  10. بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم السلام علیکم @E.L King There is scholarly evidence that the term 'fasiq' should not be applied to a great-sinning mu'min absolutely (without qualification), and that his status as a 'mu'min' should qualify it, and that once a 'mu'min' always a 'mu'min' whose fisq is eventually forgiven (ultimately they will enter heaven and be rewarded thereafter indefinitely - that is their real status). There are two judgments here, fasiq as a term describing "what" they do and mu'min as a term describing "who" they are. Shaykh Mufid says in Awail: وأقول:
  11. بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم السلام علیکم Don't replace it with a-binging on shame and anxiety sister. So what that you went a little out of order? You're cool with the good people. Have you ever told your mind, "Gosh, you're such a bully?" Do you know what bullies really hate? When you bully them back. If our own minds like to shame us we should shame them: how shallow you are, how stupid you are, how blind you are, how limited you are, how miserable and boring you are to focus on my flaws when God Above focuses on my power to smile, to play, to laugh, to wonder, to pray, to enjoy, to lea
  12. بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم السلام علیکم That's circular. The whole point is that reality of "who" they are rather than merely "what" they exhibit involves the past unknown to you and the inner invisible to you. When people say "don't judge" they discourage people from judging a person's status without taking into account all the relevant knowledge only God has. Do they say don't judge murderers meaning tolerate murder? Or don't judge thieves meaning tolerate theft? No culture says tolerate people who commit what are culturally understood to be morally reprehensible. Sure, Musl
  13. بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم السلام علیکم @Wahdat Could you elaborate please on the last few lines of your post? و علیکم السلام
  14. بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم السلام علیکم @E.L King Why should their status - which is their reality as seen by God - be indicated by their current behaviour as appears to you? Please tell me why this isn't an assumption you are making up. * When they say "don't judge" they mean don't judge in the way only God can judge. No culture in existence says don't judge in the sense of sympathising with murderers like victims, thieves like lawabiders, racists like honorable men and women. و علیکم السلام
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