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  1. 72 pages of 1420+ virtuous blessings we shall not cease we shall not slumber Allahumma salli `ala Muhammadin wa Aleh Muhammad, wa ajjul farrajahom
  2. As polite as I can be, and moving on swiftly: "linking worshiping to ritual is a common misconception" is misappropriating a very simple question which makes no mention of practice being the means of worship alone. Nor is any challenge appointed to discredit worship in the absence of practice. I would prefer if we can stick with the topic at hand. Inshallah!
  3. I believe you have misunderstood. The question is intrinsically based around whether the Imam (as) has been witnessed in any form of practice in worshipping a single deity (monotheism) or surrendering to any form of rehearsed submission which pre-dates Dawah Zhul Ashira (the first public announcement). Prior to the first public address, for several years (or couple of years) the Message remained concealed only within trusted quarters (immediate family and trusted friends/companions). Besides the above, we believe Imam Ali (as) was always a believer in Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى and a Muslim in general. The question remains, "prior" to the Dawah Zhul Ashira (where Imam Ali -as- "openly" announced his acceptance of the faith as the Prophets brother, follower/successor and khaliph), are there any records/hadith which support his (as) belief or as the inquirer requested, "forms of practice". These acts of worship or practice may have originated from either the Prophet's سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى earlier preaching before the public announcement or traditions which emanated from the religion of Allah as revealed through previous Prophets (as we believe Prophet Ibrahim's guidance remained within the lineage of Hashim).
  4. Aslaam-o-Alaikum, I have a quick question - Was Imam Ali (as) a practising Muslim before Islam was publicly declared. Practising denotes to - prayer, fasting, etc If yes, can you provide supporting reference in order to share with the inquirer (a friend) The purpose behind the question: I was asked "if the Imam was born Muslim and remained infallible throughout his life, with such level of consciousness, was he aware of his religious practices (prayer, etc) prior to the first dawah (when the Prophet (SAW) declared the religion of Islam)? If yes, was this through the teachings of his Guardian, the Prophet (SAW), or continuity of practice from Prophet Ibrahim's (pbuh) principles/teachings?" further adding "what about Abu Talib and other members of the Household who are seen as the Prophet's earliest disciples?"
  5. Thank you!! Though I was aware of the 4 but failed to draw the line with Ammars agenda. I recall a lecture during the days of Muharram, where Ammar was clearly on one side praising the Mujtahids and at the same time leaving bomb shells questioning their integrity. It was masterfully produced, well thought out and almost perfectly clandestine....almost a perfect inkling to give the audience some post-sour taste. During those 10 days of lectures several times Ammar attacked the process of these Learned men acquiring Khums and as to what purpose with eyebrows raised with a probing smile. He, several times, questioned the system of WF as a theoretic shade of islamic derailing, questioned students in the Hauza being scripted to return to their homes to produce chunks of donations for the expansion of the WF, etc etc etc. Those lectures for me were sufficient to place Ammar in the list of ''possible threats". Worst of, the very unity Ammar subscribes to, he goes to lengths to highlight and revive what disunites the Muslim ummah, to the extent, in one lecture he heavily focused on minor differences amongst the great Shia Aalims with facial impressions and loud absconding bellows, leaving strong impressions as if these were major obstructions. Besides his words, his arrogance, facial impressions, lack of humbleness and this fashionable trait to please the audience with dangerous humour and bigotry, I admit I was drawn to him, seeking hope for a better and more refined speaker.....FAILED!! My heart never trusted him and I'm glad others express the same/similar views! Thank you for a great insight!!
  6. Sorry, that's just an ambiguous and far-fetched theory. No supporting evidence whatsoever, not even a trace of 'less evidence' to pass it as probable. A valid theory is an undisputed one, which can be observed and tested in every regard until disproven. 'Likeness' and 'similarity' do not form the prerequisites which substantiate facts (or proof) but only open doors to investigation. So far, such experiments or means of seeking observable evidence have FAILED, and miserably continue to FAIL. Assuming the animal kingdom was non-existent - the universe theoretically contains all the ingredients which pave the way for 'human identity'. But that only corroborates with the physical being but what of life itself? How does physical matter transform into active intelligent matter? Truth is, Scientists are baffled with some of the more simpler and obvious questions, hence the idea of evolution from ape-2-man is forced with predefined protocols or observatory methods deliberately disregarded. The real questions just get brushed under the carpet. That's not science, that's stubbornness. Much like the theories of natural law of selection, multi-universes, etc. BTW, man has dug deep and uncovered dinosaurs....why haven't they found our evolving ape ancestors? Maybe the apes didn't necessarily evolve....but Gandalf with his staff did the abra kadabra. Yep, he was around, theoretically.
  7. Depends really! I'm sure there are people (or men) who carry the worlds problems on their shoulders and depending on their situation they may have greater claim on 'letting it all out!'. Nothing to be ashamed about, it's Man being a Man and not resembling a hollywood hard-man stereotype. Then, there are some, whose claim for emotional distress is just off my radar of appreciation. For eg, 'Someone scratched my new Ferrari (with titanic tears)'. Nah mate, check yourself and don't wreck yourself! Personally, all Praise to our Merciful Lord, (generally) I have never encountered emotional distress to the extent where I felt the need to rain down some tears. But I have to admit when I do weep during family/friend funerals, Majalis, etc....i'm a big softy and the pacific oceans got nothing on me.
  8. Can we all just agree pls! Honestly, it's baffling enough to create currency out of nothingness and that too with hefty invested block-chained regulatory beginnings to add value. If this was a religious argument, the atheist has already won - 'see i told you so, nothing creates something'. I do not for a second believe the digital madness has any association with 'per chance'. I don't believe it's a couple of goggled-eyed script writers who one day whilst picking their noses and scratching their bums, suddenly had a lightening light-bulb moment and kaboom, what seemed rebellious at first turned to fortune. Highly unlikely. My opinion does not count but I do believe there is more than what meets the eye, maybe a schemed window opener for a one-world digital currency or what not, the conspiracy tail is as long as Uncle Sams pinocchio nose. But regardless, whether its RISKY with a schemed head-on bailout or its a slippery slope to a regulated future, it's here and it's working. Regardless of all the negative implications, the system is rigged to work whether for a specified time or for the long haul, so why not have a crack? As long as you don't throw in your life's earnings but play with a light spread of margarine on bread amount, you can lower the risk and hope for the best. Now where do I place 1 pence to make 2 billions in 3 years? That's what i'd like to know
  9. Haven't played hardly anything much....recently got BF1 on my first PC build and I'm literally blown away. Can't get enough If you're on it, lets key up and make the world a better place.
  10. lol That's how I feel when my goals don't materialise. I think you're onto something. How about I pinch myself, you slap your wrist and just so Hasanhh doesnt feel left out, we'll put him in a mid-air collision imminent MIG lol
  11. thanks Starlight.... A part of me was wishing it wasn't lol The enthusiasm just got stronger
  12. Don't mind me asking, how do our scholars view virtual currency investments? Simply put, permissible or impermissible? Or do certain conditions apply? (Ay. Sistani's verdict?) For a long time I have had friends, work colleagues and other associates who have seen sizeable returns, some minor losses, lots of bragging and some pointless blabbering too. I have been interested myself for a long time but just never got around to wrapping my head around it. With Ripples recent surge in December and a friend who invested a large sum prior, i admit it's caught my attention, once again. I'm interested and want to know more. Oddly enough, I was googling today and thought i'd pop in here to see if there's any mention....and boom a currently active thread! So whats the verdict on the crypto madness?
  13. As for the initial OP - I can't see Trump making any decisions himself, whatsoever. He just doesn't have what it takes! Granted, hes a top notch spoilt brat of a business man but that's exactly his downfall. Who knows what deals have been placed under the table for Trumps successes for him to gamble bringing the CAP C to Jerusalem. Show any blind patriotic racist a pot of Gold and regardless of your skin colour he's your best buddy. I take it the shadow elites did more than just showing 'WHERE IZ DA MANEEYY' for him to sell himself so short and so quickly. Thats the problem with most business men, the Quick buck is too attractive to look the other way. Or was he in the loop from the get go - God Knows!
  14. Sis, the assumption 'God orchestrates everything' cannot be held credible via any scripture from the major 3 monotheist religions. I'm sure I may have misunderstood what you were suggesting and with an alternative approach I'm warm to the idea that should certain things come into play, God permits man to exercise his/her own free will whether good or bad (with the absence of Divine intervention). Israel oppressing people, robbing them of their land, forcing themselves as the gatekeepers of Jerusalem is not an Act of God. If a Messiah was to emerge from this very land, surely it would be amongst the honest orthodox Jews like the Naterui Karta who not only remain oppressed but voice their opposition against the Zionist State of Israel. If I could put it bluntly, would you approve the following statement 'God engineered the rise of Pharoah in order to introduce Moses to Mankind'. If this was true, the victim here would be Pharoah himself given that he was denied free will and was involuntarily held accountable for a crime which he will end up burning for.
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