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Ya Mahdi Madad

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  1. Bismillah Salam my dear sister, Firstly, never think of Allah swt as your enemy...He swt loves you dearly. It is said if you repent in the first 7 hours of committing a sin Allah swt orders it not to be written down at all - basically there is no record of it. These '40 days' is a spiritual 40 days - it's said in the spiritual sense...this does not mean that Allah swt will not listen to you or forgive you or any du'a you do within 40 days will not be accepted. He swt hears you loud and clear. You made a mistake - and that is what it was, you have repented and you must believe that Allah swt has accepted your supplication. Remember Allah swt is most forgiving my dear sister. Do not think of Allah swt as a (na-awdhbillah) an angry grumpy man but think of Him swt as more merciful and kind and gentle than ones mother. You must have hope in Him swt. Remember He swt is closer than your jugular vein (50:16), He swt knows what you are going through. Think about the story of Hurr (ra) - he led Imam Hussain (as) to the land of Karbala - but look at what status Hurr (ra) received because he realised his mistake the night before Ashura. Don't be so hard on yourself. You are young and will only learn through your life's experiences. Ask Allah swt to help you and keep you on His swt chosen path - which is to hold on to the Quran and the Ahlul Bayt (as). I was once told - ask for forgiveness and get on with your life with the belief that you have been forgiven. It feels like a massive sin on your shoulders right now but if you start believing that Allah swt loves you dearly then know He swt has forgiven you and doesn't want you to keep this mistake eating you up inside like this. Busy yourself learning, doing good deeds for yourself, your family, friends and community - whether it's reading, learning new skills, submitting homework on time or doing some charity work...keep yourself busy and learn more. Learn to love Allah swt - you will never be able to match or understand how much love He swt has for you. He swt is full of love and mercy. Du'as for your success, Your sister.
  2. salam, it was thanks to Hyderi for putting Sayed Ammar on a pedestal - all those many years ago..and then the undivided fan following. But even I have to admit it took me years - and i mean a serious amount of years - to give him the respect and time to listen to him (i still find him arrogant at times) but when I listened to his 'Imam Biography' series he had me hooked - definitely matured over the years and done good research. I do fear that his life might be on the line at times but I guess dying a martyr is what we all would love - just really pray for his safety at times! I'm not quite sure I understand the fuss with this lecture - he hasn't said anything a lot of us don't think about or question - he has questioned it on a pulpit - okay some may object to that but he hasn't cursed any of them. There is a lot of discussions and debates on taqleed in general. And our Ulema should definitely be given their due respect but the marjaiyyah system is one that needs to be protected yes, but there does need to be more transparency. And I don't think its our marja's really it's their middlemen in offices here abroad. For me khums is an area that I would personally like to see more transparency - this does not mean I am against Marja's - I'm totally for protectors of our Religion and there is a real need to have religious guides. People are touchy about the Marjaiyyah system and maybe thats the reason why some are objecting and writing essays in response - and trust me when someone 'attacks' our Ulema I protect as much as I can...but that doesn't stop people of same respect for our Ulema to discuss - it's different to 'attacking'. I have seen the lecture and I think a lot of people have misinterpreted what he was saying. He may not have said what he was trying to say eloquently and maybe some things were not explained properly but to start slagging him off publicly is wrong. Whether you like him or dislike him - we have to admit he is one of the best English speakers we have - we should support him where we can especially on a public forum such as this. Why do we take pleasure bringing those down that do so much for Islam? It's easier pointing fingers - sometimes we need to start pointing fingers looking in the mirror and asking what 'have i done for my religion?' I'm not sugar-coating what he said but take the good and question the bad amongst your actual real-life friends or even directly with him, rather than slandering publicly. No one is perfect. Scholars make mistakes. Teachers make mistakes. Parents make mistakes. Professionals make mistakes. But we don't paint them all with the same brush. Time we stop doing that to our Ulema/Scholars/Speakers too. We are getting attacked all over the media and other places as it is, can't we for once try to put a united front publicly at least? with salams and duas
  3. (bismillah) (salam) In all societies people hold on to and remember something dear to them, whether that is of happiness or sadness. Why no other war and their shaheeds are commemorated (in the Muslim world) as much as the events of Karbala is because a) how tragic the circumstances were b) the lessons we can learn from it c) the way it explicitly explains/warns/prewarns characters that one may come across in life - be it rulers or general public or family relations Sayyeda Zainab (sa) started this trail of azadari/majlis, she (sa) narrated the tragedy that befell the Prophet (saw) family. She (sa) told of the massacre that took place. Why? Because she (sa) wanted us generations down the line to learn from and remember what took place on the 10th of Muharram. The narrations bring life to a dead heart, it enlightens, it brings hope, it fortifies ones strength in humanity, and ultimately strengthens ones connection with Allah swt. No other war went through such dire circumstances of thirsty children and companions and horses and camels, no other war narrated the imprisonment of women and children and being paraded through the streets, no other war talks about the treatment of the family of the Prophet (saw) like the narrations of Karbala. The message of Karbala is not just for Muslims or Shia's - the message is alive for all of humanity - there are way too many lessons to learn from the tragedy of Karbala. As for the tears, when you love the Prophet (saw) and His household - those tears naturally come. You are moved by their pain and suffering but those tears also strengthen you, you feel purified inside, you feel lighter, you feel you have the strength to continue working through your own problems - here is a Man (as) who gave everything because of His(as) belief in la ilaha illallah and here's me worrying about trivial 1st world problems. The commemoration gives us hope that there will be a better tomorrow, we can make changes - to our life - to our communities, we can repent and no repentance is ever 'too late', we can succeed without losing out to our emotional temper, and if all 'fails' - it's okay, success will always be with the truthful because Allah swt is always with the Truth. The message of Karbala, through the azadari we do year in year out is our connection to Allah swt, its a time for us to recharge our batteries, to know death awaits us, to know we have to be accountable for what we do on this earth, to come together as one community, to ask forgiveness, to move on and know eventually everything will be okay even if it feels its not. There is nothing wrong with commemorating a day of such tragedy - especially one that has so many lessons to be learnt from. Karbala achieved a lot more than a Man (as) being slain alongside 72 companions, being cried upon for almost 1400 years. Its success lies in the very detail of teaching us how to be human again. To stop and reflect. And side with the truth.
  4. Take two: Bismillah Salaam, This is not going to flow as before but will try! People love to hate us - we are pretty used to it by now. Being on the right path comes with its own trials and tribulations - from our Prophets to our Imams (as) everyone has suffered - and as their followers why should we have it any easier? Also ignorance is bliss as they often say and some people fear the truth should they have to turn away from everything they believed in, taught to them by their family etc. The Quran is the true word of Allah swt. We don't believe in any other Quran - the same in my house is the same in every Muslim/non-Muslim that has its' house. The miracle of the Quran - watch this lecture: http://youtu.be/vxRs3uRxVxk The stars have two purposes 1) they guide -especially those in the desert 2) they never deviate. Similarly our Beloved Prophet saw -neither deviated, always spoke the truth, and is a guide for mankind -past, present and future generations to come. Someone more knowledgable than me can speak about the jinns...some are good, some are bad, they have free will which is why Iblees even though amongst angels for so many years...when asked to bow to Prophet Adam (as) he was able to refuse. Why would Allah swt create something more Powerful than Him swt? That's not anywhere near logical. Allah swt does not have senses like you and I, or feelings like you and I or limbs like you and i so creating a hot roti is out of the question. As I said in an earlier post read/watch about the usool e deen- fundamentals of religion and take it from there. I would also highly recommend this amazing series of lectures about the Quran and may we all establish a relationship with the (silent) Quran and the talking Quran (the Ahlulbayt (as)).Hope this satisfies some of your queries.
  5. Oh you are having a laugh :( just typed up a detailed response and it's gone!
  6. All odd nights of the last 10 days could be laylatul qadr. We are recommended 19, 21, 23 but there's no harm doing the aamaals on 25, 27, 29.... May Allah swt accept your efforts. Btw the 100 rakats are used first for 6 days to make up for any 6 days worth of prayers missed.
  7. You do realise you've all just spent 2.5 pages arguing amongst yourself rather than answering ex-muslim's questions?! Typical. ExMuslim, you may like to start from the basics. Followers of the Ahlulbayt (as) believe in 5 pillars of Islam (which are different to other Muslims) they are believing in the Unity of Allah (swt) Tawhid - if. You read into this properly this will answer your 'roti' question, Justice of Allah swt, Adl, Prophethood, belief in 124,000 prophets and Muhammad (saw) is the seal of all prophets, Imamate, Believing in Divine leadership, Qiyamat - belief in the day of judgement. I suggest you start looking into those to begin with. Prayer, fasting etc. Are known as branches (furoo e deen) they come later... Try and build solid roots (the 5 mentioned above). There are lots of books and video's on this - if other brothers and sister can post pls do so - I will try to post when possible. Another good source mentioned here earlier is al-Islam.org. If your efforts are sincere and you really want to learn - If you take one step towards Allah swt - He swt will take 10 towards you - this is metaphorical! But Allah swt will guide you inshAllah.
  8. May Allah swt protect and lengthen Nakshawani's life - he's been absolutely brilliant over the years that I'm listening to him.
  9. Bismillah Salaam, Lol, so one of the best english speaking lecturers ends up getting a tattoo - which looks pretty damn ugly imo and i'm guessing the quote on his arm is Sayyeda Zainab's (sa) 'all i see/saw is beauty' but it looks misquoted?? Man he must have been very high getting all that done - it doesnt even look nice! I agree with most here, haram/halal/mubah/makruh isn't the problem here - it's the principal - he's always been on the edge yes, pushing boundaries, if he had a tattoo done and kept it private then that would have been better. He is in a position of authority. If our politicians were all walking around with tattoos what would our perception of them be? Or our primary/secondary teachers/doctors/nurses? Its not the 'act' as such thats the issue its having/maintaining the image/principal of having a certain persona/personality in public amongst the youth. Not that it matters to him but i am rather amused and disappointed. And think whats getting to me more is that it's ugly! Sorry for the rant. Ws Ps. I saw the pic that was posted here on page 2 - instagram link - just to say i haven't seen it in person - has anyone? Edit: spelling mistakes
  10. (bismillah) (salam) I had to log in for this after a long time. I think this question pops up in the south-asian community a lot. Being of Pakistani origin myself I can see where the OP is asking this and why. I lot of asian traditions have come into religion. This relates to the time we took Hindu customs such as when women were kept in out-houses (not just Hindu's practised this afaik). Anyway menstruation is a natural occurrence in most women, a blessing from Allah (swt) (although at times it may not feel like it :donno: ), Allah (swt) does not burden His(swt) creation - it's more of a endurance test at times. This blessing gives most women a breathing space during a month long fast, gives time away from prayers - without having to make them up etc. (fasting yes but that's cool :shifty: at times)... So if on menses things like washing clothes separate to all other clothes, cleaning hairbands etc.,can't shower etc (unless of course its a medical reason - I know girls who's menses stop for a while when 'on' when they shower) but even still...things like this are not a problem and shouldn't be. It is recommended on your menses to sit on your prayer mat during prayer time (at time of adhan), you can still recite dua's/do tasbeeh, read Quran up to 7 verses - but not touch the Arabic, you can read Quran on you phone/laptop/kindle etc without wudhu too (on menses or not it doesn't matter), you can listen to the Quran, eat food that has been blessed by the names of the Imams (as) etc. Things don't just get 'najis' - you are 'najis' perhaps in the spiritual sense as it keeps you away from prayers and sacred places like Masjid-ul-Haram or Islamic centres that have had the 'mosque' rites recited (and they only recite that in certain areas of the mosque not the whole mosque). So wet hands or not makes no difference. If you are asking about Ghusl, then again the rules are all about making a human 'ritually pure' again. There isn't anything about making all things 'clean'. The rules are about the person being 'pure' by following the rules of ghusl-e-hayz/ghusl for one on menses. You are not 'dirty'/'to be treated non human'...Allah (swt) loves all His(swt) creation - on your menses or not :angel: I hope what I have written is beneficial - if I am incorrect please correct me. Salaams and dua's
  11. Like This Hasan0404 Yesterday, 04:33 PM Ya Mahdi Madad, on 17 Nov 2013 - 09:15 AM, said: Bismillah Salam, Its so true as one of the sisters put it that the guys that do this are usually the ones that are alcoholics, don't pray, have no real regard for religion. The ones i have come across all go on and on about azadari but nothing really about following Imam Hussain in character/persona/style/mannerisms and laugh at those that pray etc. i don't see them at mosque other than on Ashura and Imam Zainul Abideens (as)possibly.... Salam, i refrained to mention it on purpose but as few comments were added, i cant but agree. Bulk of the tatbiris at my place are into different sort of drugs, and they have an argument for not praying, that is "Mosque is the maqtal of Imam Ali a.s". Bismillah Ws. Sorry am doing this from my phone so dont know how me quoting the above will look... Mosque is a maqtal of Imam Ali (as)!! Really? Wow! Well that pretty much explains why a lot of them don't pray either then...must also be cos Imam Ali (as) was struck in sajda... Shocking excuses by some people! I wonder whom they think Imam Ali (as) was doing sajda to?! I wonder what they think of people that go on Hajj...not thats important right? Its defo not a mosque (sarcastic) Imam Hussain (as) didn't perform Hajj...oh and he defo did not pray...even on the battlefield...no no...none of this never ever happened! Sheesh! On a side note if there are ulema that call this act 'mustahab' or 'permissable' then know that its not on par with the wajibat...ever. With dua's Ws. Like This Hasan0404 Yesterday, 04:33 PM Ya Mahdi Madad, on 17 Nov 2013 - 09:15 AM, said: Bismillah Salam, Its so true as one of the sisters put it that the guys that do this are usually the ones that are alcoholics, don't pray, have no real regard for religion. The ones i have come across all go on and on about azadari but nothing really about following Imam Hussain in character/persona/style/mannerisms and laugh at those that pray etc. i don't see them at mosque other than on Ashura and Imam Zainul Abideens (as)possibly.... Salam, i refrained to mention it on purpose but as few comments were added, i cant but agree. Bulk of the tatbiris at my place are into different sort of drugs, and they have an argument for not praying, that is "Mosque is the maqtal of Imam Ali a.s". Bismillah Ws. Sorry am doing this from my phone so dont know how me quoting the above will look... Mosque is a maqtal of Imam Ali (as)!! Really? Wow! Well that pretty much explains why a lot of them don't pray either then...must also be cos Imam Ali (as) was struck in sajda... Shocking excuses by some people! I wonder whom they think Imam Ali (as) was doing sajda to?! I wonder what they think of people that go on Hajj...not thats important right? Its defo not a mosque (sarcastic) Imam Hussain (as) didn't perform Hajj...oh and he defo did not pray...even on the battlefield...no no...none of this never ever happened! Sheesh! On a side note if there are ulema that call this act 'mustahab' or 'permissable' then know that its not on par with the wajibat...ever. With dua's Ws. ^ not sure how that happened :s
  12. Bismillah Salam, Its so true as one of the sisters put it that the guys that do this are usually the ones that are alcoholics, don't pray, have no real regard for religion. The ones i have come across all go on and on about azadari but nothing really about following Imam Hussain (as) in character/persona/style/mannerisms and laugh at those that pray etc. i don't see them at mosque other than on Ashura and Imam Zainul Abideens (as)possibly.... I'm not sure what they want to prove apart for their so called 'machoness' its like a cult, they've been brainwashed. When Prophet Muhammad (saw) uncle was martyred - did the Prophet (saw) blood-let? Are there any hadiths on that? He (saw) is the best of creation so must of set some example? What about when He (saw) died are there any hadiths of Imam Ali (as) and companions doing so? When Imam Ali (as) was killed, are there any hadiths His (as) sons (as) did so? And so on... Its a funny way of showing 'love' towards Imam Hussain (as) when these guys don't follow His (as) example! Why don't they stand up against dictators, fight on the front line in the name of Islam, protect the honour of the religion....??? I see it as a waste of blood. A selfish act. Which brings more attention and hardship towards those that follow the religion. For example in Pakistan men's tops are pulled up, backs exposed, if they have cuts on their backs, they are killed (cos thats the only way to identify them as Shia)...why bring this sort of attention? And those that say its done because its like saying 'if we were there we would have sacrificed ourselves'...yes i'm sure if we ALL were there we would like to 'think' (and pray) we would have chosen the right path...but its not our fault which era we are born in! Allah swt is Most Knowledgable, we are here now in 2013 for a reason! There are other ways to spread the message of Islam, of the Ahlul Bayt (as), of Imam Hussain (as) of Imam Mahdi (atf).... 'Whoever saves the life of one person, is as if he has saved the life of the whole of humankind' 5:32 Is one way... Anyhow thats my 2p WS
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