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blu115 got a reaction from Maryam.It in Ebola [OFFICIAL THREAD]
Read The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
One of the world's top Ebola specialists has died due to being infected.
Also, this time around even to your average person living in the west, this outbreak looks serious, especially considering events occuring today.
Peace and blessings be upon Prophet Muhammad (sawaws) and his Family.
May Allah keep safeguard over me and my family and friends.
blu115 got a reaction from Yasmin P in Islamic Healing, Reiki, Etc. For Cancer?
This might be a problem. Considering how Jinns use symbolism and other objects to (unlawfully) travel between our world and theirs.
I do not think Reiki would be approved by the Prophet (sawaws) due to the fact that if he wished to heal someone, he would use supplication; not going to the non-muslims and asking for their philosophies and their supposed "energy healing" techniques.
If you're really serious about saving the patient, change your life to the best of your ability to adhere to Islam. Wear a ring of aqeeq and pray to Allah, and try to be on your salah.
If that is difficult (admittedly, it is) your last resort should be whatever treatments they have at the hospital.
blu115 got a reaction from 12reasons4truth. in Qur'an Verse Of The Day
[These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings].
2. By the manifest Book (this Qur'an) that makes things clear,
3. We sent it (this Qur'an) down on a blessed night [(i.e. night of Qadr, Surah No: 97) in the month of Ramadan,, the 9th month of the Islamic calendar]. Verily, We are ever warning [mankind that Our Torment will reach those who disbelieve in Our Oneness of Lordship and in Our Oneness of worship].
4. Therein (that night) is decreed every matter of ordainments .
5. Amran (i.e. a Command or this Qur'an or the Decree of every matter) from Us. Verily, We are ever sending (the Messengers),
6. [As] a Mercy from your Lord. Verily! He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.
7. The Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, if you (but) have a faith with certainty.
8. La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). It is He Who gives life and causes death, your Lord and the Lord of your fore-fathers.
9. Nay! They play in doubt.
10. Then wait you for the Day when the sky will bring forth a visible smoke.
11. Covering the people, this is a painful torment.
12. (They will say): "Our Lord! Remove the torment from us, really we shall become believers!"
13. How can there be for them an admonition (at the time when the torment has reached them), when a Messenger explaining things clearly has already come to them.
Why has this thread been neglected?
blu115 got a reaction from em in Salat Al Layl: Salat Al Witr
I want to know if this the correct way of doing things for Salat al Layl
2 rakats prayed, beginning with Niyyat of nawaytu an osaliyah salat al layl qurbatan il-Allah
Then after those rakats prayed, do i get up and give the niyyat again and so on?
Then for salat al shab i give the same niyyat except for shab replacing the other namaz?
and finally, the same questions for salat al witr. Is the qunoot optional for salat al witr?
eg, for salat al witr, can i skip the lengthy asking for forgiveness for 40 mumineen, doing tasbih, saying dua, etc?
blu115 reacted to narsis in I feel my faith is dying
Salaam brother and welcome to SC!
To reach to happiness and salvation, bodily, mentally and spiritually, you have to go through seeking God, Who is able to solve all types of human's problems. This process of God seeking is a natural process;
What is meant by the term God seeking nature, is an internal inclination in human beings that drives them towards God. This is an internal call within the human being and it is none other than the force of human nature (fitrah); it is apparent without any training or education and it becomes even more manifest during the time of the maturation of man. Since this faculty is manifest without resort to any teaching and training it is evident that it comes from the inner state of man and it is even further awakened during certain incidents in the life of man. 
What is meant by saying that this inner faculty is present without any need for external training or teachers is that it exists without the need for any external influence (i.e. teachers or training), but at the same time, we must recognize that for full utilization of this faculty, without any deviation, then teachers and training are exceedingly valuable. In essence, full utilization of this faculty does indeed require learned teachers and training.  During certain times, this faculty can become covered, but it never can be eliminated completely. During times of difficulty, hardship, and struggle, this faculty is in fact strengthened and becomes more ‘finely polished’, and dominates over the spirit of man. Difficulties and hardships are some of the factors which help to awaken an oblivious individual from his deep materialistic sleep and helps to polish the rust which has formed over his spiritual heart. In addition, it helps to awake the sense of God consciousness which has lain dormant in the individual. It is due to this factor that many oppressive individuals, when faced with tragedies and difficulties, begin to remember God and sincerely become aware of him. 
In any case, there do exist ways of strengthening the sense of God seeking in the individual. They are as follows:
1- Following the instructions of the Sharia (Islamically ordained divine legislation), taking inspiration from the verses of the Holy Quran, the words of the Prophets (a), Awliya, and religious leaders.
2- Putting a stop to base inclinations, animalistic desires, and occupations which busy human beings with other than God. These base and animalistic desires cause the faith of individuals to weaken or abate completely. Whoever follows his ‘NafsulAmmareh’ will allow them to predominate over him and this will close his eyes to the divine realities, thus weakening or potentially destroying his faith completely. 
3- Pushing aside the inattentiveness of the heart and increasing its attentiveness: In the ‘tradition of the ascent’ it has been narrated that God the Almighty said to the Prophet (s): ‘Oh Muhammad, put your effort on one thing and direct your speech to one direction, keep your body alive and never be inattentive; whoever is inattentive of me, it is not important to me in which pit of destruction he falls in.’  The advice of God to the Prophet (s) is that if the remembrance of God is not in one’s heart, then the body is dead. The human life of an individual is attached to his remembrance of God, and if one does not remember God, he will be deprived of life and his body will die. The human body remains alive only when the remembrance of God is constant, and it is inattentiveness that is the main cause of destruction.  Through following these instructions we can enliven and further strengthen our faculty of God seeking.
 Sobhani, Jafar, Iman va Aasaare Sazandeye Aan, pp. 25-30, with some abridgment, Imam Sadiq Institute Publications, Second print, 1384 (solar calendar); Sobhani, Jafar, Aqa’ede Eslami dar Partowe Quran, hadith and intellect, pg. 9, Library of Tebyan website.
 Sobhani, Jafar, Aqa’ede Eslami dar Partowe Quran, hadith and intellect, pg. 9, Library of Tebyan website.
 Sobhani, Jafar, Aqa’ede Eslami dar Partowe Quran, pg. 32; Makarem Shirazi, Naser, Tafsir Nemouneh, vol. 16, adopted from pp. 340-341, Daar al-Kitab al-Islamiyyah, 1363.
 Mabani, Ravesha va Ahdaafe Tarbiyati dar Sahifeye Sajjadiyeh, pg. 9, Library of Teyan website; Misbah Yazdi, Muhammad Taqi, Akhlaq dar Quran, researched by Muhammad Husein Eskandari, vol. 1, adopted from pp. 196-209, Imam Khomeini Educational and Research Institute Publications, fifth print, 1380.
 Deylami, Hasan bin Abi al-Hasan, Irshaad al-Qulub, vol. 1, pg. 205.
 Misbah Yazdi, Muhammad Taqi, Darke Mahzare Khoda, pp. 1-3, with some change and abridgment, Library of Tebyan website; Misbah Yazdi, Muhammad Taqi, Raahiyaane Kuye Dust, pp. 250 and 251, Imam Khomeini Educational and Research Institute Publications, third print, 1376.
blu115 reacted to baradar_jackson in Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]
The nice guy is worthless.
I am not saying the sweet girl is right to go after the bad boy, I'm saying the nice guy is worthless. His niceness is not real, it is the product of his own delusions about the world, life, and women. If he knew anything, he wouldn't be a nice guy. He would be a prudent, sensible, and moral guy. In conclusion, guys, don't be nice guys. You will regret it later. And don't obsess too much over the sweet girl; try to find the sensible girl who isn't retarded enough to chase after the bad boy.
blu115 got a reaction from Abbas. in ShiaChat Exercises! [OFFICIAL THREAD]
I have some information to share. It's fitness related but not push ups.
Anyways, researchers have claimed recently that they have found a "best workout technique in the world"
The instructions are basically this:
Three times a week, 20 minutes per day, on a pedal or bicycle, pedal as fast as possible, for 8 seconds, and pedal normally for 12 seconds, and keep on doing this. I have thought about trying this with running.
I'd give you the link, but I found it on the app FlipBoard, so it's lost somewhere in the mag. Sorry.
blu115 got a reaction from Abbas. in ShiaChat Exercises! [OFFICIAL THREAD]
By being physically fit, you are helping yourself by preparing for Imam Mahdi a.s.
I'm sorry if I sound corny, but here goes.
Get those reps in..you never know when some anti-islamic thugs might try to get the beat on you, especially if you live in the city.
The only kind of pain i enjoy feeling is the destruction and reparation of muscle fibers..it makes me feel good that I've done good for my body.
There's no doubt many of us here would stop making mutah threads and teary-eyed posts complaining about loneliness and lack of confidence if we'd make it a point to hit the gym routinely.
I promise to make some more so that I can see you all do well. Oh, and don't forget to eat leaves and fruits.
It's been a year since i've dropped soda. I still eat rather poorly but my face isn't as pudgy anymore. My jawline is starting to get sharper too. Starting to feel the ladies eyeing me more often :)
blu115 reacted to Abbas. in The Same Thing?
Your analogy is weak on many grounds. The people who threw stones at the Prophet took away his freedom of speech and attempted to silence him with physical and mental torture. These kids on the other hand are throwing stones at machines that are literally made to destroy and kill. The fact that they throw stones shows their weakness in comparison to their opponents who continue to take away their land and homes and force them to the corner making them desperate enough to fight back with anything. It is rather symbolic that they wish to stand their ground and fight for their right at all cost. This is not to say that their strategy is ideal. In fact, it could be argued that this response of throwing stones is useless and does not help the people of Palestine. But it's easier for us to make such analogies and comments when we have not lost families and homes and when we have not experienced such desperation in life.
blu115 reacted to tendersoul in The Same Thing?
Hadith: Imam Ja'far Sadiq asked Imam Abu Hanifah: "Who is an intelligent man?
Imam Abu Hanifah: "One who can distinguish between good and bad".
Imam Ja'far: "An animal is also able to distinguish between good and bad. An animal recognizes a man who is kind and cruel to it."
Imam Abu Hanifah: "Who then is an intelligent person?"
Imam Ja'far: "A person who is able to distinguish between two good things and two evils,
so that he may choose the better of the two good things and that he may be able to repel the worse of two evils."
(The rule of choosing the lesser evil applies when confronted by two evils and there is no third option.
To save oneself from either of the evils has to be chosen. In such an eventuality, the lesser evil is adopted.)
blu115 got a reaction from tendersoul in Is It Shirk?
When you're having thoughts, and thinking about Allah and history and His creations, and suddenly you associate an image in your mind with Allah?
In other words, I was imagining some kind of image in my head, and some part of my mind said: this is god. Obviously I reject this statement, but I want to know for sure what my status is.