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The Light

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    The Light got a reaction from Ibn Al-Shahid in Why Ali not considered the best of Creation?   
    Salam alaykom,
    I just couldn't stay quiet on this one. This mentality is wrong. Imam Ali (as) is not even equal to RasulAllah(saww), let alone better. 
    Here are some points you can ponder over.
    -  Yes, Imam Ali (as) was born in the Kaaba and it is an enormous virtue, but no twelver shia believes he(as) received revelation.
    - Your saying Imam Ali(as) fought all the battles. Remember. Imam Ali fought for AllahÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì and RasulAllah(saww). You can't fight for someone inferior to you. At least, not in this case. RasulAllah had an equal or better amount of ability to fight in the battlefield, however, him (saww) letting Imam Ali do the fighting, there is wisdom in this according to scholars. 
    - Your saying Imam Ali was in the skies in the form of an angel. Again, this is wrong. According to what I've read and is believed, it was an angel who had Imam Ali's face. It was not Imam Ali, it was an angel whom AllahÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì created his face, so it could resemble the Imam. Imam Ali himself did not go to Meraj, we don't believe that.
    - By house of God, I assume you mean masjid. Again, this is not a reason for someone to be better than RasulAllah(saww).
    To sum up, Imam Ali(as) being born in the Kabaa, him fighting in the battlefields etc is a proof over the ummah. It is to illustrate Imam Ali(as) superiority to other muslims, so one day the sahaba or future generations would think twice before arguing that why or how can Imam Ali (as) be the divinely appointed successor or think that some other sahaba are superior and closer to RasulAllah(saww).
     
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    The Light reacted to notme in Is having a good life = lack of piety?   
    "Good life" is in itself a test, and one that I would think is very difficult to pass.
     
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    The Light reacted to HumanForLife in Is having a good life = lack of piety?   
    Salam OP, I just reread the previous post I wrote and realized it sounded different than what I meant.
    I was trying to convey that its impossible to have a smooth life.
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    The Light reacted to starlight in Is having a good life = lack of piety?   
    @OP Good question. This is something I wonder too but there are two narrations that lead me to believe that having a smooth life might not be a very good thing( I might be wrong) 
    1. Once the Messenger of Allah (SAW) was invited to the house of a Muslim. When he arrived, he noticed a hen laying an egg on one of the walls surrounding the house. The egg either did not fall, or it fell but did not break. The Messenger of Allah (SAW) was astonished at this. The man whose house it was said, 'Are you astonished. O Messenger of Allah, for I swear by Allah who has chosen you as a Prophet, I have never been struck by any affliction.' The Messenger of Allah (SAW) rose at once and left the house saying,He who does not see calamity is far from Allah's grace.[Divine Justice, p.194, by Murtada Mutahari]
    2. Anyone who loves us Ahlul Bayt must be ready to face a life of austerity -Nahjul Balagha.
     
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    The Light reacted to hasanhh in Is having a good life = lack of piety?   
    Responding more to the title:
    lt is something to worry about.
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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 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 got a reaction from Gaius I. Caesar in Shia Muslim Man Marrying Sikh Woman   
    I think your only option is to try to convert her to Islam first, then marry her. 
     
    I know it's very difficult to forget and let go someone you truly love and want to be with, but for the sake of Allah(SWT), you must do it right. 
     
    Make dua to Allah(SWT), inshallah everything will go your way. 
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    The Light got a reaction from PureExistence1 in Dr Sekaleshfar lecture on homosexuality in media   
    Dr. Sekaleshfar, I assume is shia, right?
    This doesn't make sense. The guy who did the shooting, Omar Mateen (may he burn in hell) is a sunni. 
    Everyone should know that usually sunnis are not influenced by words of shias. 
    This is clearly taking out of context and a blatant accusation.
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    The Light got a reaction from Endtimes in Suspicion in business   
    Salam alaykom,
    As we all know suspicion is a sin, which we are prohibited and we should give someone 100 excuses before accusing them of something. 
    However, if I am correct, other acts such as lying, backbiting etc are permissible under certain circumstances. Are there certain circumstances in which suspicion is permitted?
    For example, say you have a business partner. You are suspicious of your business partner that he is tricking you in the matters of business that may affect your shares/equity/profit in the business. In this case, is it permissible to take up investigation or even try spying in order to relieve yourself from worries regarding potential harm to your wealth?
     
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    The Light got a reaction from Bint.Zeyneb in How To Deal With Relatives Who Do Black Magic?   
    What the hell, people!!!
    Did you guys even read what I wrote?
    I didn't come to ask for a solution for protecting against black magic. Alhamdulallah, I have learned the cure and the prevention of it, so no need to tell me what to do. 
    I came here to ask HOW SHOULD I DEAL WITH RELATIVES WHO DO BLACK MAGIC? SHOULD I KEEP RELATIONS WITH THEM OR SHOULD I CUT THEM.
    As for the "black magic does not exist" bull[Edited Out]. You can go to hell with it. By this statement, your telling me that the Holy Quran is a lie?(God forbid).
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    The Light got a reaction from Al Hadi in Do Muslim women look good in hijab?!   
    Wa alaykom salam,
    I'm a guy and I think hijab increases the beauty of women.I have more respect for hijabis. 
    I don't know, hijab on a women is something else. 
    Maybe it's just that I have a thing for hijabi women.
     
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    The Light reacted to starlight in Preparing for death- checklist   
    Salam everyone, 
    I read a post in another thread where a member asked the following question. 
    I thought I would answer this in a separate thread where other people can add their replies too.
     
    As muslims we should always be prepared for death. We should spend everyday of our lives as if it's the last. 
    This means
    1.We should try our best that all our wajibaats (namaz, fasting, zakat, khums and hajj) have been attended to. 
    2.We should do daily Astaghfar and seek repentance from Allah for any sins we have committed. 
    3. All our wordly affairs should be kept in order as much as possible (writing a will, clearing our debts or if we are not able to pay them all off the leaving clear instructions about paying it, disposal of personal belongings etc)
    4. Taking care of the rights of family and relatives, some of these pertain to no.3. I mentioned it again here because Qate rehmi is a major sin so if there are any blood relatives with whom we have cut off ties over something , we should make efforts to be on cordial terms with them again. 
    5. While we still have time we should invest our time and money in things which will be the source of 'Sadqah e Jariyah' (ongoing charity)  for us. Some examples of acts of Sadqah e jariyah are raising pious children, contributing in the building of mosques and Imam bargahs be it in terms of money or effort, donating Quran and other islamic books to institues and Islamic centres where people will read them, taking care of orphans, teaching someone to read Quran or namaz etc.
    6. It is a good thing for believing muslims to buy and keep their own 'kaffans' (shrouds) ready with them as a reminder of death. We spend so much time and money thinking about clothes we will wear in this world, why do we hesitate with a garment in which we will be raised on the day of judgement??
    Please add anything I have missed out.
    Thank you.
     
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    The Light got a reaction from Ali al-Abdullah in Have you experienced miracles ?   
    Salam, 
    I've never experienced extraordinary miracles, but some small ones like facing problems in my life that was solved, yes but not something out of the ordinary. (I would love to see one), but I've heard about some miracles happening to some of our distant relatives.
    My mom says that a man from one of our distant relatives had cancer and went to Karbala. He went near the shrine of Imam Al-Husayn(as), and said to imam Husayn (as) that "I will not leave here until I am cured by your intercession". He went to sleep there. While he was asleep, he saw a man wearing green, coming towards him and sprinkling water on his face telling him to "wake up", "wake up". 
    After that, he woke up feeling very light or in other words physically more better. When they went back to their home country and went to the doctor to see how's the cancer going. The doctors discovered that the cancer was gone and he was cured. 
     
    I've only heard this and don't know the man personally, so Allah(swt) knows best.
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    The Light got a reaction from naeem azimi in Do Muslim women look good in hijab?!   
    Wa alaykom salam,
    I'm a guy and I think hijab increases the beauty of women.I have more respect for hijabis. 
    I don't know, hijab on a women is something else. 
    Maybe it's just that I have a thing for hijabi women.
     
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    The Light got a reaction from zahra.5 in God answers all righteous prayers??   
    Salam,
    Wait. Some of the posts here kind of makes me question some things. Especially, Quisant's post. 
    There is no doubt that Allah (swt) is perfect, but if we say that whether we make dua or not, doesn't matter cause everything, good or bad will happen to you anyway. Isn't that absolute pre-destination?
    If I take that as my belief, then all my duas and the things I've asked Allah (swt) are all empty efforts. Doesn't that feel kind of cold and lonely? Thinking that no matter what I do, I can't change my fate. Then, why do it in the first place, because good or bad is eventually gonna come to you.
     
     
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    The Light reacted to DigitalUmmah in The "Proxy" nature of shia/ sunni unity   
    Salam, Ya Ali (as) Madad, Lanat upon the enemies of the Ahlulbayt (as)
    most of us live in kaffir countries. our neighbours and work associates are christian, jew, rasta, atheist etc. we get along with them just fine and coexist within the law. this is not unity - it is peaceful coexistence. so when for example the people at work want to go to the pub/ clubbing on a friday after work I do not join them. this doesn't insult them or me and we know each others boundaries. 
    when it comes to "unity" with the non shia, those who share my beliefs reject it. we instead wish for peaceful coexistence with all people. there is a subtle but profound difference between unity and peaceful coexistence. 
    akhlaaq is central to our madhab. so I do not go into the middle of a sunni area and start swearing at omar, nor do I agree with the yasser habib tactics (although they are utterly hysterical). this is not unity - it is peaceful coexistence. 
    The only form of "unity" I agree with, is promoted by sayed sistani in Iraq, a country torn apart by a decade of war and opportunistic terrorists. the various groups within iraq need to unite immediately and face a common threat, or be utterly destroyed. I agree with this unity in the face of a present threat. the threat is specific, measurable and affects them all equally. 
    what I/we absolutely reject, is the unity where sunni and shia are somehow meant to merge into one super-sect by shia giving up/ compromising our beliefs to please the non shia madhabs. an example of this is regarding ammi jaan aisha. so sayed khamenei gave a fatwa that it was forbidden to curse her, and well meaning but utterly astray shia took it upon themselves to go that extra step and think that if we aren't allowed to curse her...she must therefore be mandatory to respect despite her many horrific crimes. We are living in a time when shia cannot control themselves from calling her "umm aisha". I'm looking at you, @uponthesunnah.
    The well meaning but ignorant attempts by the likes of the (sunni) tahir ul qadri always come to mind. there was a shia/ sunni unity event and he did a narah haidari, and all people shouted ya Ali whether shia or sunni. he then did a narah specifically for the shia in attendance (haqq char yaar)...and the shia were silent. this sums up perfectly for me why unity can never work between us. 
    there is also the added complication that many of the most rabid pro WFers are trying to push sayed khamenei as the supreme leader of all the worlds muslims, shia and non shia. his title is already "wali amr e muslimeen e jehan) (master of the affairs of all the worlds muslims).
    in order to do this, they need to appease the sunni enough to get the sunni to bow their knees to sayed khamenei. hence the push to minimalise as many differences between shia and sunni as possible. 
    so "unity" I believe is actually a proxy. no one is against living peacefully alongside others. but under the umbrella of this so called unity, they can eat away at our identity as rejectors. 
    @Abbas.
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    The Light reacted to celestial in Palestian views on shias   
    This video really sums up the failed policy of Iran about Palestine. Iran used Palestinian conflict to make it's image more legitimate among muslim world and gain support. To achieve this, Iran aided Hamas terrorists, and anti-Shia Palestinians with the hard earned money of millions of Shia Iranians. The result? Nothing. Absolute nothing. Nothing resolved between Israelis & Palestinians, nothing improved. In fact, this made things more complex.
    Why these people don't voice their hatred to petrodollar rich Arabian gulf countries? No, you can't hear that from them, because they are sunni, plus they are Arabs, they are the same kin. But, they'll spew their hatred on Shias and Iran instead.
    Why bother then? I first care about Shias. Shias first.
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    The Light reacted to Ali al-Abdullah in Has this hadith already occurred?   
    Wahhabis
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    The Light reacted to DigitalUmmah in Are Yasir Al Habib's beliefs incorrect?   
    the world is not split into black and white, nor is it split into pro WF and zionists.
    there are some things he is right about, some things he is wrong about. he is (at best) a mid- to low- ranking scholar so his beliefs are not really that big a deal anyway.
    he has been made a "bogeyman" by the pro unity crowd as the sum total all that is wrong with shia, so really, he is as equally responsible for his fame as the pro unity crowd.
    its really quite simple - do not feed the troll.
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    The Light reacted to Bint Abbas in Amulets (ta'widhat) in Al-Wahhabiyyah   
    Wahabism is mostly just about sex and killing.
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    The Light got a reaction from zainabamy in what % do you believe in shi'ism?   
    Wa alaykom salam,
    If I were to say that my heart accepts a 100% of everything in Islam as a whole, then I would be lying. 
    Mine is also about 99%. There are still things which my heart cannot accept and I do sometimes get negative vibes from these things in Islam. They are mainly,
    1- it being allowed to marry a 9 year old girl.
    2- Slavery. (although, it doesn't bother me much, cause there are justifications for it).
    3- Death penalties for other than murder.
    4- Too much contradictions in ahadith and no clear and concise rulings on some things.
    5- Finally, the complete input and output system of justice in the afterlife. For example, no matter how pious you are, you may still be punished in the grave or barzakh to clean yourself from yours. This diminishes any hope I have in the afterlife, if pious people can get punished in the grave, then who am I. 
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    The Light got a reaction from Haimi in Making Dua For Each Other   
    Thanks my brother. I appreciate it. 
    I'l also remember you. 
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    The Light reacted to Hameedeh in age of ayesha according to shia ?   
    Salam. You explained that position very well. If anyone needs quotations, see this book:
    https://www.al-islam.org/articles/how-old-was-ayshah-when-married-prophet-muhammad-muhammad-husayn-al-qazwini
    It's short, about eight pages at size 12 font or ten pages at size 14 font, if you want to copy and print it.
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    The Light got a reaction from Sirius_Bright in Interesting...   
    Just because he's one of Yasser Habib's men, doesn't mean we shouldn't listen to him. If you are confident that he's wrong, then refute him by all means.
    And yes, I admit he raised some very interesting points.
     
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