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Shamati

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    Shamati got a reaction from Noah- in You Want A Bentley? Just Simply Bomb Yemen!   
    President Bashar Assad is a Hero. He's just doing what the majority of mankind would do in the same situation: waging a war on the Barbarian Horde in order to destroy them for as long as they are in Syria, the nation will never be able to have peace or resume building their civilization.
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    Shamati got a reaction from kamyar in Saudi Arabia Invades Yemen Again   
    If there was no Saudi Arabia - this world would be a better place

    Every century there has arisen a version ISIS trying to "cleanse the land from corruption" & establish the supposedly true state of the first caliphs. 
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    Shamati got a reaction from reisiger in Moslem Shriners (Freemasonry)   
    In the west, wisdom always comes from the East. Even during the ancient greeks & the roman empire there was a respect for religion from the east, most notably from Persia. The roman military had secret brotherhoods wherein they went through different initiations in the Mysteries of Mithras & many of the greek philosophers attributed the beginning of wisdom itself to the persian prophet Zoroaster.
    In our days, intellectuals such as Frithjof Schuon or Rene Guenon actually converted into Islam after they've been studying ancient platonic philosophy more & more
     
    The secret societies want to educate individuals in the sense that they want the individual initiated to reach God - the purpose of initiation itself. These orders appeared in the west after the reformation & have their roots in the Knights Templar & probably in Sufi Tariqas they came across while participating the Crusade.
     
    Inside these secret societies they are staging "play's"; people dress up in costumes etc & an unknowing / unprepared "initiate" who doesn't know what will happen is suddenly in a room full of people dressed like Builders of the Temple of Solomon as with the freemasons or Muslims as with the shriners. The initiate is questioned & certain phrases or "words of power" is used by the already initiated, who participate in this "play" in order to imprint into the subconscious mind of the initiate a certain subject which the initiate will then be drawn to explore up until he will eventually go through another initiation into the next level.
     
    It's similar to hypnosis, but not the same.
     
    Either way, it's harmless
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    Shamati got a reaction from Gaius I. Caesar in Hillary Clinton [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    This is what you inevitably get with a democracy; the obligation to vote because you fear that you not voting on the lesser evil might bring a greater evil to power
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    Shamati got a reaction from reisiger in Hillary Clinton [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    This is what you inevitably get with a democracy; the obligation to vote because you fear that you not voting on the lesser evil might bring a greater evil to power
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    Shamati got a reaction from diyaa110 in Why Are Shi'a Kuffar?   
    There's no actual accusation that warrants the death penalty in islamic law. That's why I'm so amazed that it actually works, that people are this stupid & are willing to kill themselves in order to kill others because a preacher funded by a saudi prince has said you should do so. 
     
    The "crime" you're accused of is nothing but conspiracy theories; "trying to conquer the region", being "zoroastrian persians" etc. No respected scholar or intellectual even consider these arguments as anything else than crazy conspiracy theories at best.
     
    I think only political reasons motivate the spread of salafism & there's a lot of money going to preaching it & converting people to it all around the world. It's the only way for the saudis to combat what they perceive to be the growing power of shi'ites across the mideast as it's their State Religion & the only State Religion that calls for & actively pursues genocide.
     
    On the flipside of things it discredits the whole of islam for much of the public, at least in the west but it particularly discredits sunni institutions like al-Azhar for their complete inability & unwillingness to counter this & it discredits salafism, Saudi Arabia & the other Bedouin Dictatorships of the Gulf completely because the greater mass of humanity is instinctively drawn towards Life as opposed to death & genocide.
     
    Just stay as far away from them as possible & pray that Iraq will regain her strength & capability to control her own territories
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    Shamati got a reaction from Qa'im in Saudi Arabia's Role In 9/11   
    Hi,
     
    I know many people here believe that 9/11 was an inside job etc. I don't believe that the US government was involved in it but I do believe that Saudi Arabia may have been involved in the attack. The government that is. 
     
    There is a congressional report that contains a chapter of 28 pages that has been redacted by the american security authority, that contains the documented links between some of the 15 hijackers that were saudi citizens & the government of Saudi Arabia.
     
    It's believed that the reason they were redacted was that the territory & intelligence services of Saudi Arabia was needed to facilitate the war in Iraq. I personally believe that officials in high positions are bribed using petrol-dollars & that this goes on in all western countries.
     




     
    What do you think would happen if the american people knew about this? More importantly, how much longer can the lie about Saudi Arabia as "the greatest ally" be held up?
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    Shamati got a reaction from Amina in Why Are Shi'a Kuffar?   
    "Spreading Corruption throughout the Land" - This is what the christians are also accused of before they're killed. A very vague "crime" in this context. They feel that the religious beliefs of shi'ism is tantamount to "corruption in the land" & therefore they believe they have the right to kill them?
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    Shamati got a reaction from mina in Why Are Shi'a Kuffar?   
    "Spreading Corruption throughout the Land" - This is what the christians are also accused of before they're killed. A very vague "crime" in this context. They feel that the religious beliefs of shi'ism is tantamount to "corruption in the land" & therefore they believe they have the right to kill them?
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    Shamati got a reaction from mina in Why Are Shi'a Kuffar?   
    There's no actual accusation that warrants the death penalty in islamic law. That's why I'm so amazed that it actually works, that people are this stupid & are willing to kill themselves in order to kill others because a preacher funded by a saudi prince has said you should do so. 
     
    The "crime" you're accused of is nothing but conspiracy theories; "trying to conquer the region", being "zoroastrian persians" etc. No respected scholar or intellectual even consider these arguments as anything else than crazy conspiracy theories at best.
     
    I think only political reasons motivate the spread of salafism & there's a lot of money going to preaching it & converting people to it all around the world. It's the only way for the saudis to combat what they perceive to be the growing power of shi'ites across the mideast as it's their State Religion & the only State Religion that calls for & actively pursues genocide.
     
    On the flipside of things it discredits the whole of islam for much of the public, at least in the west but it particularly discredits sunni institutions like al-Azhar for their complete inability & unwillingness to counter this & it discredits salafism, Saudi Arabia & the other Bedouin Dictatorships of the Gulf completely because the greater mass of humanity is instinctively drawn towards Life as opposed to death & genocide.
     
    Just stay as far away from them as possible & pray that Iraq will regain her strength & capability to control her own territories
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    Shamati got a reaction from Darth Vader in Why Are Shi'a Kuffar?   
    There's no actual accusation that warrants the death penalty in islamic law. That's why I'm so amazed that it actually works, that people are this stupid & are willing to kill themselves in order to kill others because a preacher funded by a saudi prince has said you should do so. 
     
    The "crime" you're accused of is nothing but conspiracy theories; "trying to conquer the region", being "zoroastrian persians" etc. No respected scholar or intellectual even consider these arguments as anything else than crazy conspiracy theories at best.
     
    I think only political reasons motivate the spread of salafism & there's a lot of money going to preaching it & converting people to it all around the world. It's the only way for the saudis to combat what they perceive to be the growing power of shi'ites across the mideast as it's their State Religion & the only State Religion that calls for & actively pursues genocide.
     
    On the flipside of things it discredits the whole of islam for much of the public, at least in the west but it particularly discredits sunni institutions like al-Azhar for their complete inability & unwillingness to counter this & it discredits salafism, Saudi Arabia & the other Bedouin Dictatorships of the Gulf completely because the greater mass of humanity is instinctively drawn towards Life as opposed to death & genocide.
     
    Just stay as far away from them as possible & pray that Iraq will regain her strength & capability to control her own territories
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    Shamati got a reaction from Darth Vader in This Is Why We Are Doomed.   
    It's not as bad as it seems. People follow the stream, wherever it may flow. Change the stream & other kinds of videos will be at the top of the rating
    "in very truth the greater part of the inhabitants of the world are like a flock of sheep, wherever one goes the others immediately follow" Shah Humayun, the Mughal
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    Shamati got a reaction from Maryaam in Poll: Banning Iranian Women From Stadiums?   
    the women are grown ups too. It's a rights issue because I'm the end, it's the women that can't go to a soccer match because of their gender. There's a special energy inside a stadium, following a game, cheering for your team, hating the other, etc. which just can't be replicated by the television.
    If they can't handle the naughtiness of the soccer fans, they can choose to stay home, but right now they are not allowed to even go there & what can the women do instead? What stadium can they visit that the men can't visit?
    Maybe it would be good for the stadium culture if before every game the speaker would say that there are women present in the stadium, women that are someone else's mother, daughter or sister.
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    Shamati got a reaction from Noah- in Iraqi Army Regains Tikrit   
    Sorry, I'm just being honest about what I believe to be the truth based on what has happened during history.
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    Shamati got a reaction from Khadim uz Zahra in Morrocan Vs Iranian Vs Indian Architecture?   
    I didn't mean for you to judge which style was the best out of those 3 photos alone, they were just general examples. Otherwise the post would become too vast!
     
    I have travelled a lot throughout Spain so I've 'experienced' the cream of Moorish architecture in places like Alhambra & the Great Mosque of Cordoba first hand. The greatest thing about the moorish structures are the way the windows are done to only allow a specific amount of natural sunlight in. They're carved in highly complicated geometrical patterns that creates a mystical setting & the patternings that seem to be arranged randomly to us are also planned to symbolize certain religious aspects, like in the "Hall of the Ambassadors" inside the Alhambra palace where there are 7 levels of different geometrical shapes on the wall, symbolizing the 7 heavens (didn't find a good photo of it):
     

     
    Yes, the Indian style is similar to the Iranian, but it's also clearly different from it. Here's an example from the shi'ite nawab's of Awadh:

     
    I don't know it the Moghul's & nawab's took inspiration from already existing Buddhist & Hindu structures & fused it with Iranian or if they just made it up themselves, but it's not just a carbon copy of the iranian style like most shi'ite mosques are. I love the iranian style of mosque architecture but it's also nice when new things are tried.
     
    The famous "persian arch" as seen in Isfahan:

     
    The famous "moorish horseshoe arch":

     
    Whenever you see a mosque using the above shapes of arches, you know that they have taken inspiration from either persian or moorish architecture. Sure, the gulf monarchies probably have awesome architecture. But have they created a new style distinctly their own? They haven't. They can make expensive mosques that outshines most of what's available to see, but people will always recognize them as containing either moorish or iranian styles of architecture (most commonly used styles)
     
    I'm biased, so my favorite is the moorish style!
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    Shamati got a reaction from mina in Morrocan Vs Iranian Vs Indian Architecture?   
    I didn't mean for you to judge which style was the best out of those 3 photos alone, they were just general examples. Otherwise the post would become too vast!
     
    I have travelled a lot throughout Spain so I've 'experienced' the cream of Moorish architecture in places like Alhambra & the Great Mosque of Cordoba first hand. The greatest thing about the moorish structures are the way the windows are done to only allow a specific amount of natural sunlight in. They're carved in highly complicated geometrical patterns that creates a mystical setting & the patternings that seem to be arranged randomly to us are also planned to symbolize certain religious aspects, like in the "Hall of the Ambassadors" inside the Alhambra palace where there are 7 levels of different geometrical shapes on the wall, symbolizing the 7 heavens (didn't find a good photo of it):
     

     
    Yes, the Indian style is similar to the Iranian, but it's also clearly different from it. Here's an example from the shi'ite nawab's of Awadh:

     
    I don't know it the Moghul's & nawab's took inspiration from already existing Buddhist & Hindu structures & fused it with Iranian or if they just made it up themselves, but it's not just a carbon copy of the iranian style like most shi'ite mosques are. I love the iranian style of mosque architecture but it's also nice when new things are tried.
     
    The famous "persian arch" as seen in Isfahan:

     
    The famous "moorish horseshoe arch":

     
    Whenever you see a mosque using the above shapes of arches, you know that they have taken inspiration from either persian or moorish architecture. Sure, the gulf monarchies probably have awesome architecture. But have they created a new style distinctly their own? They haven't. They can make expensive mosques that outshines most of what's available to see, but people will always recognize them as containing either moorish or iranian styles of architecture (most commonly used styles)
     
    I'm biased, so my favorite is the moorish style!
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    Shamati got a reaction from Hameedeh in Morrocan Vs Iranian Vs Indian Architecture?   
    What is the best style of islamic architecture in your opinion? The Morrocan (or Moorish) style as can be seen in the masterpieces of Moorish Spain, Morocco & North Africa? Like the Mosque of Hassan II:

     
    Or Indian/Pakistani; 

     
    or Iranian:

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    Shamati got a reaction from daudtaft in What Is The Shia View Of Sufism?   
    There are many fabricated hadiths condemning the whole of sufism & all sufis point blank. The falseness of such traditions is evident in the irrationality of condemning a whole group just like that. Then there's other hadiths condemning the qalandari sufis: the ones who drink & break the shariah.
    The condemnation of sufism is an expression of the legalistic ulama's worry of losing power. Nothing else. Many of these hadiths miracolously surfaced during the Safavid empire when the clerics & shahs had a common purpose in centralizing religious power with the ulama.
    There's still shi'i sufi orders such as the Nimatullahi & the Dhahabi. As long as you dont violate the shariah sufism is very good.
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    Shamati got a reaction from daudtaft in Tuhfah Yi Abbasi - Muadhdhin Sabzawari Khurasani   
    Bismillah i Rahman i Rahim
    'Tuhfah yi-Abbasi (what does this titel mean) was written during the reign of & was commissioned pr dedicated to Shah Abbas II al-Safavi & was translated from persian to english by the islamic scholar Mohammed Faghfoory in the year 1427 AH/2006 CE.
    It's a book written by a shi'i scholar & master of the sufi order called Dhahabiyya (which is traced back to the 8th imam Ali al-Ridha (as) ) on sufism / irfan; tracing its origins to the imams (as) & the Word sufi to the terms 'people of the Suffa' used for the companions of the prophet (saws) who were constantly engaged in dhikr, fasting & wore coarse woolen clothing near the skin (Salman al Farsi (as) being one of them). He says in the book that in the beginning shi'ism & sufism was one thing but that sufism had eventually came to denote groups that due to political circumstances were engaged in taqiyya for generations which eventually made some of the groups take on sunni theology. He therefor maintains the permissibility of sufism that's accepts the Imam e Zaman (as) as the Pole & keeps the Shariah. He rejects the hadith forbidding sufism as recent forgeries but accepts some hadith condemning certain sufis as legit.
    He also describes every step on the way; the methods used, what's permissible or forbidden & describes the 'stations' one must pass through in order to reach the goal of gnosis.
    He also describes the importance of having a Pir or spiritual master.
    This book is the most authentic on this particular subject that is available in english today & I recommend it for everyone who is interested in gnosis or even shi'ism during the safavid era Iran.
    Unfortunately it's not available online AFAIK
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    Shamati got a reaction from Wahdat in Isil Takfiri Condemns Those Condemning Persecution   
    He's quoting scripture & hadith to support the argument. It's that argument that should be refuted & not the barbarism of the group nor his looks. Because if he has legal support in islamic orthodoxy for their actions, it would mean that any muslim that wants to be as faithful a muslim as possible would inevitably become more violent against his fellow non-muslim man.
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    Shamati got a reaction from Servidor in Question For History Buffs   
    Take a look at Europe today. The nations to the east / former Soviet are rushing to become part of the EU. All are not inherently hostile to Russia per se, but would rather choose to align their nation to the "EU model" of liberal democracy. Countries such as he Chech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia & Hungary have populations that view NATO negatively because they have grown up in the front lines of the Cold War & they know that both sides are evil.
    But when it comes down to what the individual person would want for himself & would want his children to grow up in, most of the eastern nations chose the EU over Russia, which is actually a very big slap in the face to Russia. Remember that after the eastern part of Rome fell to the turks in the 1400's; the 'patriarch of the christians of the east' moved from 'the 2nd Rome' Constantinople to Moscow which was dubbed 'the 3rd Rome'. Russia still sees itself as the defended of the christians of the east, sovietism was only a weird hickup in an epic Cold War wherein the western part of Europe has competed for the hearts & souls of the people & Kings with the eastern part of Europe.
    The fault line is where Orthodox Christianity is the main religion & when any orthodox Christian nation chooses to align with western Europe as opposed to Russia, it's a significant loss in historical terms. The loss can partly be attributed to the damage soviet ideology did to this historical trust between eastern christians who are all connected culturally & historically.
    Vlad Putin is clearly trying his best to rebuild this trust & present Russia as a modern, democratic version of the Russian Empire the defender of orthodoxy.
    The western part of Europe & now the USA dominates the seas, whereas Russia has usually dominated the land of Eurasia & is trying to remain this position. This is the context in which one should look at todays events: the war in Ukraine, Syria & Afghanistan.
    Check out his Azerbaijani guy explaining why Russia needs buffer states
    Russia has zero natural national geographic boundaries that separates Russia from its arch enemy: Europe. From Germany to Russia is only the flat european plains through which germans & frenchmen have invaded at many times per century th last centuries. Therefor Russia needs bufferstates to compensate for this & thus reduce the anxiety.
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    Shamati got a reaction from Haydar Husayn in How Islam Becomes More "backward" (Case Study)   
    the reason for this image problem is the fact that western countries have been politically, militarily & culturally dominant for at least 500 years & off & on for about 2000 years. These days the cultural dominance is next to complete worldwide & all other forms of cultures seem to adapt to & eventually be 'included' within western culture.
    It's not only that however, islam has been known as a violent religion in the west ever since its advent. Sufism & its growth in the west almost changed this image but these days salafism & islamist terrorism has done next to irreparable damage to the reputation of islam.
    It's pretty obvious that the western culture is in decay however. These kinds of immoral deviations being elected to acceptable behavioural standards was going on throughout the end & eventual fall of both Greece & Rome too because the modern western culture is based on sophism: there's no real knowledge, everything is subjective & thus relative.
    The elite class however is manyfold more decadent in this regard than the general populace who still instinctively believe in the existence of truth & good etc, although conclusions drawn from its existence is avoided due to the awkwardness of believing in God in a society wherein all are implicitly taught from school that religiousity have Held the world back until the enlightenment period & that spirituality is impossible.
    The freedom of the individual is the supreme goal & as long as islam is seen as a system that restricts the basic freedoms of the individual against the will of the individual it'll be hard to provide convincing enough arguments for westerners.
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    Shamati got a reaction from aliasghark in Islamic Socialism   
    guilt by association, argument invalid
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    Shamati got a reaction from -Enlightened in Shama'il   
    I've read in the book 'the spirituality of shi'i islam' by professor Mohammed Amir Moezzi about a meditation practice that was (is) prevalent among certain gnostics & sufi groups wherein the adept was meditating on the face of light of the imam of the time within ones own heart.
    To help with this meditation the beginner sometimes used a painting called shama'il with a depiction of the face of Imam Ali (as) that was a small portabel piece of wood.
    Have anyone heard of this practice or seen such a painting? I'd love to see one of them..
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    Shamati got a reaction from hubbe_hussein110 in Usa Type Of Respect To Women   
    Mankind must have the freedom to choose wether to draw closer to God or further away from God. Otherwise, what's the point of creation at all?
    I dont really see the provocative or imodest nature of laughing uncontrollably? To me, it's up to the Male to have sufficient amount of self control to let others behave as they want without losing self control.
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