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  1. Based on the arguments, I would say then that although Abubakr was called As-siddique when the prophet was alive, due to his actions after his death, this title is then becomes void. But case in point, is it proper to curse, bash, or even hate Abubakr? though it is not done by the prophet in any way? Sure, we can say this person is a liar, a cheater, a calumny-monger, but these accusations are based on facts, not due to emotional or subjective reasons. It is like in the court of law, the judge reads the accusations against the suspect, and asks how he pleads, but the judge does not necessarily condemn him right away until all evidence is presented all laws and jurisprudence is applied, and then the judge makes his judgement and puts to the accused to jail. And we all know that the final judgement is rendered only in the Supreme Court where only the Almighty presides. Should we then, openly hate, bash, and even curse Abubakr, pending his case before Allah SWT? I mean, ascertaining of historical facts of his misdeeds is one thing, and I think there is no problem with it. But rendering pre-judgement by hating, bashing, and cursing is another...
  2. Salams, I was reading the Qur'an earlier, and then I read its translation, because I know very little arabic and I came across this ayah: 4:69 which, translated by Yusuf Ali reads, : "All who obey Allah and the messenger are in the company of those on whom is the Grace of Allah,- of the prophets (who teach), the sincere (lovers of Truth), the witnesses (who testify) (this is also translated as "martyrs" by other translators, but seeing that it says "shuhadda'i", it probably means martyrs), and the Righteous (who do good): Ah! what a beautiful fellowship!" If I am not mistaken, this verse implies that those who obey Allah and the messenger, they are in the company of those whom the grace of Allah is bestowed upon, namely: -The prophets -The sincere (in here the word Siddiq is used) -The martyrs -The Righteous There is no doubt that our Imams (as) are Sincere, they were all martyrs and, they were all righteous, ofcourse. But then I have got into thinking. Does this verse pertain only to the Imams? or does this also pertain also to other people. Then I got into thinking more, I thought of Abu Bakr, as he is called "Siddique" by many (especially sunni) writers. FIrst is that, is the popular hadith (by sunnis, I dont know if its narrated by shias) which says that after the miraj, Abu bakr was called as siddiq after he attested to the truth of the miraj AUTHENTIC? If, or if not, how can we ascertain its authenticity? Second, if this hadith is proved to be true (based on the arguments that you will, in shaa Allah raise), then wouldnt it be that Abu bakr is part of those mentioned in this verse? Third, if the second question is answered positively with a yes, then Will it be erroneous if we speak badly about him? Last question is (which is not connected with the verse I mentioned what so ever) should we really be "hating" or "bashing" or "speak badly" about these companions of the prophet, who, even if they did bad after the prophet's death, the prophet himself treated well? My salaams to you all Mu'mins and Mu'minaats I hope my questions will be answered maturely and positively without having to resort to hate speech amongst Sunnis and Shias.
  3. Salam! Here are the facts : I live in a place where there is not many Shia. The only shia I know who lives in this city is my family. Most people who live in this city are christians and some are sunni muslims (who do not know they are following wahhabism) who are ignorant about the shia and especially temporary marriages. Before becoming serious about achieving nearness with Allah ta'ala, I was a party goer, a constant drinker and I had sex with women I never married. During those days I also learned how to Pick up women, as I was what you call a pick up artist myself, i used to go out everyday talking to random girls, getting their phone numbers, and touching them. The skill of picking up women involves kino, or touching them inorder to escalate the relationship and eventually leading to a full close, or sex. I know that the general consensus amongst our scholars is that men are not allowed to mingle, or interact with women. But my question is that, since this is haraam, how am I supposed to get temporary marriages? Is it allowed to talk to different women with the intention of looking for someone to get married with? What are the do's and don'ts? Am I allowed to touch them lightly? am I allowed to flirt with them? am I allowed to invite them for coffee, lunch or dinner? Next question is since the muslims here are ignorant about the shia and its non-prohibition of temporary marriages, can I temporarily marry christians? If so, how am I supposed to tell them that I want to engage in temporary marriages with them? the requirement of consent from father or grandfather is only for women who are virgin right? so there is no need for this consent when it comes to non-virgin women? what about marrying Christians? is there a need for consent? If so, how do i tell their father or grand father that I want to engage in a temporary marriage with their daughter? (I asked this question because temporary marriage is something bizarre for christians and sunnis, and they might think im weirdo) On these questions above, I want to please get the opinion of the scholars you are following, please no personal opinion.. some other less important question which has been bothering me for some time, which is something I want all your personal opinion about.. There is no question that temporary marriage is allowed. On temporary marriage, why is it allowed? If it is allowed to get married within a time frame, even if it is just one day, is it not a kind of legal prostitution? I want mature and intelligent answers please, brothers, and please forgive me for my ignorance.
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