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The Light

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  1. Completely Agree
    The Light got a reaction from Panzerwaffe in Things That You Want In The Afterlife/heaven.   
    I want to eat all I want and never gain weight.
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    The Light got a reaction from Diaz in Things That You Want In The Afterlife/heaven.   
    I want to eat all I want and never gain weight.
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    The Light got a reaction from funklebits in The Scale Of Wisdom: A Compendium Of Shi'a Hadith   
    I bought the book after you recommended it.
    And I think it's amazing. A must have for every shia.
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    The Light reacted to 2Timeless in Student loan in the United Kingdom, permissible?   
    You are right, but as mentioned before, for many jobs and career paths you are required to have a degree. Many employers wouldn't even get you to the interview stage if you don’t satisfy their academic requirements. The grades and qualifications are just the tip of the iceberg. 
  5. My Prayers
    The Light got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Student loan in the United Kingdom, permissible?   
    A lot of people like myself, need to go through formal education to get to where they want to be. Especially if it's a technical field. Some careers require you to have a degree of some sort, otherwise you cannot get your foot into the door. Or at the very least, it's very difficult.
    If you're saying, 'well there's a million things you can do to provide sustenance for yourself', then I would say that's not feasible in this era. Not everyone has the aptitude or means to run a successful business. Sure, I'd love to be my own boss. I tried, but I never succeeded.
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    The Light got a reaction from 2Timeless in Student loan in the United Kingdom, permissible?   
    A lot of people like myself, need to go through formal education to get to where they want to be. Especially if it's a technical field. Some careers require you to have a degree of some sort, otherwise you cannot get your foot into the door. Or at the very least, it's very difficult.
    If you're saying, 'well there's a million things you can do to provide sustenance for yourself', then I would say that's not feasible in this era. Not everyone has the aptitude or means to run a successful business. Sure, I'd love to be my own boss. I tried, but I never succeeded.
  7. Thanks
    The Light reacted to Moalfas in Student loan in the United Kingdom, permissible?   
    If you want to put your mind to rest, feel free to contact the office of the representative of Sayed Sistani in London to get confirmation:
    Imam Ali Foundation
    +44 20 8459 8164
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    The Light reacted to Moalfas in Student loan in the United Kingdom, permissible?   
    The actual wording 'urgent' here is not exclusive to time sensitive matters.
    Islam highly recommends furthering education and seeking knowledge and the costs of university are extremely high and the general majority of United Kingdom based students need a student loan in order to cover the astronomical fees.
    We know that Interest is Haram but in cases like student loans, one has no other choice so the Maraje has made it permissible by simply changing the Niya (intention) 
    There are complex details like 
    استحواذ
    That relate to the technicalities of how it can be permissible but I don't want to get into it because it gets long and complicated 
    In essence, your intention or Niya is not to 'take out a loan with interest' 
    You will still have to pay it back according to the conditions stipulated by the lender as that's a legal contract - you have no control over that just like having no control over paying your taxes.
    This is again is in laymen's terms as the details are long and complex and would need a thread or two. 
     
  9. My Prayers
    The Light got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Student loan in the United Kingdom, permissible?   
    Thanks for the answer, It clears out most of my questions. 
     
    This is the part where we have to investigate more. I don't think education can be considered urgent, but it is important for using it to have better career prospects and provide for one's family.
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    The Light got a reaction from Vindemiatrix in How To Deal With Relatives Who Do Black Magic?   
    The users here who are trying to act modern and who deny the existence of these things. Have you read the Quran yet?
    As for us going to the mullah to remove the black magic, it's completely fine, there's nothing wrong with it. I've asked many sheikhs and they approved of it. 
    Even Sayed Ammar Nakshawani, by his standards he is a modern Shia speaker. In one of his lectures he says that we should regularly check with the mullahs to see if we are under attack of black magic and there's no harm in it. 
    Maybe you haven't experienced such a thing. Doesn't mean it can't happen to anybody else. If you have relatives like us, you will know what it means to be a victim of black magic and envy.
    I came here in hopes of getting decent replies and I'm risking writing about my personal life here, but what do I get? I get answers saying that I am not faithful and saying that I am insane about going to an expert to remove black magic.
    Totally disappointing!
    Do my problems sound like an excuse to you? What do you know about my life?
    Sorry, Ethics, I've read alot of your posts and I have alot of respect for you, cause you sound like a very knowledgable brother, but making this statement was not expected from you.
  11. My Prayers
    The Light got a reaction from Hayy ibn Yaqzan in Will my father's sins affect me in this world?   
    Hope everyone is well.
    It's been a while, since I came to know something devastating and it has been bothering me, because I think it has affected my life negatively.
    Here's a little bit of backstory:
    I found out that it is highly likely that my father brought haram earnings into our house. Hence, that means throughout my teenage life and early 20s, I was having haram food and possibly spending money from which khums was not paid. I currently live in a house which my father bought a few years ago and I spend from money obtained from selling our property, which I think is haram and khums is not paid from them, both the house and money. Now, I am unemployed and I'm trying my hardest to find a job to earn halal rizq, but it's very competitive and I have no choice, but to spend from possibly haram money. 
    My father is separated from us, because he married a vulgar woman, living in his mansion and traveling the world, while he doesn't care what we are going through.
    Now, the question is how does this work? I had no involvement in what my father did, because I was too young to understand. What about the house we are living in? Is Allahسُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى going to hold me responsible as well and will this affect me this world? I believe it has, because of all the problems I have in my life, it could be a result of this.
    As a I said, I have no job. I'm searching, but I get rejected everywhere I apply. This is maddening. All these years, I thought my father was a noble man, but no he was the opposite, he was just pretending... Or maybe Shaytan got to him at some point.
    Please, I need your input.
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    The Light got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Alcohol - lunch with friends and paying for this   
    Thanks for your answer, but this doesn't directly answer the question.
    When someone works in a retail store, the only purpose of that store is not to sell only alcohol, but everything. Alcohol only is a small percentage of items that are sold. In addition, the cashier only handles the monetary transactions, and he/she does not profit from that which is sold, but only works for a salary. 
    It's better to ask a marjaa regarding these issues.
  13. Will Look Later
    The Light got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Being homeless in Jannah for two reasons?   
    I hope everyone's last days of Ramadan are going great.
    As it is known that when believers enter Jannah, even the lowest ranked believers will have a kingdom, which includes blessings such as having mansions, gardens etc. However, I've come across narrations from a lecture that say that some people in Jannah will be homeless and there are two reasons for that. 
    1- Always missing salat ul asr.
    2- Never visiting the shrine of Imam al Hussain (as) throughout one's life without a valid reason.
    Does anyone know the source of these narrations and their authenticity?
    Aside from the authenticity, I can understand the first reason, because it is the wajibat after all, so I can imagine that as a valid reason for someone being homeless in Jannah.
    Now, the second reason sounds odd to me. Going to Karbala is not wajib and one can still love and follow the teachings of ahlulbayt(as) without doing the ziyarah, right? I am in no way, shape or form trying to undermine the significance of the ziyarah of Imam Hussain (as). It is one of the goals of my life to go to Karbala one day. Just want to understand it better, because I think the followers of Ahlulbayt, aren't the only ones going to Jannah, so it's hard to imagine only them having mansions in Jannah and a huge number of other muslims being homeless who don't even believe in the ziyarah of Imam Hussain(as).
    Wanted to know the opinions of more learned individuals.
  14. Completely Agree
    The Light reacted to OliveAbbas in Being homeless in Jannah for two reasons?   
    Wa alaikum assalam
    Homelessnessin this world is because of the widespread inequality created by unjust rulers. Its depriving a person of his basic rights.
    On the other hand, Allah is the most just! Jannah is a reward. Being homeless in jannah means being punished in reward!! That's illogical.
    Its good to stress the importance of praying on time or going to ziyarat of imams but in the process if the maulanas are showing Allah in the bad light then it doesn't serve the purpose. 
    Remember, Allah is the most merciful.
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    The Light reacted to Abu Hadi in Being homeless in Jannah for two reasons?   
    Don't believe everything you hear in lectures. Sayyids are not masoom. You need to listen, and also use your akql. 
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    The Light reacted to Abu Nur in Being homeless in Jannah for two reasons?   
    Read Surat Al-Waqi'ah, there are two groups who will enter the Jannah, The forerunners and the companions of right. In the verse 56:34 it clearly says: "And on Thrones, raised high." about the companions of right, that clearly indicate home. 
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    The Light reacted to Urwatul Wuthqa in Being homeless in Jannah for two reasons?   
    Allah (s.w.t) says in Quran about those who are eligible for Jannah:

    "They shall have therein what they desire abiding (in it)" Ref verses: 16:31 & 25:16
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    The Light reacted to Ashvazdanghe in Nawroz     
    I hope that it will be happening InshaAllah.
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    The Light got a reaction from Hidaren in Will my father's sins affect me in this world?   
    That's a brilliant example. Haven't thought about it much before, actually. 
    That's right, things aren't that black and white in this matter.
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    The Light reacted to Abu Hadi in Will my father's sins affect me in this world?   
    If your father earned money thru haram, there will be consequences for this, either in this life, the next life or both. Because you are connected to him by circumstances, as well as blood, these consequences may 'spill over' onto you in this life, because that is the nature of this life. But that doesn't mean you are responsible before Allah(s.w.a) for these consequences. Actually, he is doing thulm on you by exposing you to the consequences of his evil actions. But if you are patient thru these trials and make sincere efforts to disconnect from him financially and earn your money in a halal way, Allah(s.w.a) will increase your sustenance and you will eventually be free of these consequences that he may be suffering. 
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    The Light got a reaction from Husayni in Is having a good life = lack of piety?   
    I hope everyone is in good health, inshAllah.
    I've heard/read from some speakers and other sources that momins (pious people), have more trials in their life and normally their lives are more difficult.
    That got me thinking. So, if a believer's life is going very smooth without too much troubles and trials. e.g., lives long, has wealth, is normally happy etc. Does this indicate that something is wrong with regards to his/her deeds?
    Or is it that some servants of AllahÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì will have lots of blessings in this life and also have a high station in the hereafter?
    I think it might be a good topic to discuss. Please share your thoughts. 
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    The Light reacted to Hidaren in Will my father's sins affect me in this world?   
    In Karbala Imam Hussein(as) wanted to talk to his enemies but they didn't listen by shouting, roaring, ... Imam Hussein(as) informed them of the reason of their deeds:"Your stomaches is filled with haram earnings."
    But it doesn't mean that people have no will. Because everything Yazid ibn Muawiyah(la) ate, spent, ... was based on haram earnings and other haram things but his son which was fed by haram all og his life is Muawiyah ibn Yazid or the secod Muwaiyah.
    He rejected to become caliph because he believed anyome rather than Ahlulbayts(as) would usurp the caliphood.
    Ja'far kazab was the grandson, son, brother and uncle of 4 infalliable Imams no haram food or earnings was given to him by his family but he claimed to be the 12th Imam.
    Always the choice is YOURS.
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    The Light got a reaction from ss99 in Is having a good life = lack of piety?   
    I hope everyone is in good health, inshAllah.
    I've heard/read from some speakers and other sources that momins (pious people), have more trials in their life and normally their lives are more difficult.
    That got me thinking. So, if a believer's life is going very smooth without too much troubles and trials. e.g., lives long, has wealth, is normally happy etc. Does this indicate that something is wrong with regards to his/her deeds?
    Or is it that some servants of AllahÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì will have lots of blessings in this life and also have a high station in the hereafter?
    I think it might be a good topic to discuss. Please share your thoughts. 
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    The Light reacted to Ashvazdanghe in Will my father's sins affect me in this world?   
    Salam this is may be what called متقدم وماتاخر
    مآ تقدم is deeds person send before his/her die which only related to him/her 
    ماتاخر is what remain from anybody & until that this deed or construction  is availabel has effect on dead person & other pepole like writing a book or construction of building if it has profit for people increase ماتقدم good deeds & opposite of this 
    If you think that money which used for buying this house is mix of Halal & Haram if you can use a part of house for helping people specially some religious work such as Azadari or shia educational activitis until it is dedicated to it it reduce haram effect & will increase Halal effect.
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    The Light got a reaction from shia farm girl in Will my father's sins affect me in this world?   
    Yeah, your right. Allahسُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى is merciful. It's just sometimes, I just feel uneasy when I think too much about it and yes, charity is a good idea. InshAllah, I pray I become self sufficient soon.
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