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  1. Of course, being entitled to respect doesn't mean that the parents are above the law. Even the extent of obedience to the parents is till they don't violate the sacred law. Beyond that you are not obliged to obey them. You don't have to act on their command if it is something against the religion. You can take them to court if they violate your rights/harm you. Entitled to respect =\= above the law. I believe that it is not fair to draw an analogy between the government and the parents. Government is an impersonal institution and the bond between parents and offsprings is something very p
  2. The parable of the non-religious Sadah is like that of difficult parents. Even though they are not respectable through their actions, we are commanded to respect them. They too are a test for us.
  3. Would 100% recommend what brother @Uni Student has suggested. If you are unable to deal with this on your own, I think you need to seek professional help. Build your life around Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and His viceregents (عليه السلام) on earth. Life is not worth wasting on these things. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) chose to bless you with a mu'min family, a comfortable life, a good job, a respectable and fulfilling career. Utilise these resources to work on yourself. The parable of this world is like a bubble. Everything that we love and are attached to will perish. Nothing wi
  4. Link this to how Bani Umayya (la) promoted the unbelievers while they massacred the Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام).
  5. There was one excellent self-help book written by brother @Qa'im, a longtime member and valuable contributor to this forum. Check his profile for the link. Unless I am mistaken, it goes by the name of 'The Perfumes of Arabia'.
  6. Also, community 'elders' must realize that their children marrying/interacting with reverts won't jeopardize their faith, but imposing nonsensical, tribalistic, fad-like restrictions that have nothing to do with Islam on their children surely will. They will identify these baseless cultural taboos with the religion, and end up throwing the baby out with the bathwater. This is already happening all around us.
  7. Thanks a lot for your kind words, brother. As a revert myself, I can tell you that this 'othering' is a daily occurrence for us by now. We are the new mawālī. The new 2nd class citizens. I used to feel profoundly insulted and belittled by these things earlier. These things still hurt. But I am no longer as bothered by all these as I used to be before. My struggles are between Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and myself. A few years ago, Sayyid Ammar Nakshwānī in a lecture addressing the reverts said that whenever us reverts come across these problems, let us remember the rock that
  8. We mourn for Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) because we mourn. It's as simple as that. It is both fitrāh and Sunnah.
  9. Wassalam, Mostly reading and studying. Religious knowledge. Working for the culture of my soul. Teaching children (both religious and secular knowledge). Learning classical Arabic. Traveling for Ziyārāt. Gardening. Getting a few pet animals. Finishing reading all those books that I have been meaning to.
  10. Meanwhile, Ummul Mu'minīn Kadījā (sa) financially supported the Prophet (S) in the earliest days of Islam; in fact we owe the very survival of our faith to her services. A lot depends on the circumstances. The husband is laid off/his business failed/is trying hard to find a job but for some reason can't get one/is in some financial difficulty and consequently the wife becomes the family's principle breadwinner? Well and good. But an indolent husband who wants to live off the earnings of his wife? For me, such men are shameless, lack any ghayrah, and don't deserve to be called 'men' a
  11. As if children growing up in born-Muslim households are all abdāl and awliyā. Each passing day,we revert closer and closer to the ways of the jāhiliyyah.
  12. Great that you have decided to read the book, brother. However let me tell you this in advance- you need to have some understanding of philosophy in order to understand the book (which is why I am also having some problem in navigating through the book since I am not very well-versed in philosophy), so it is better to read his 'Philosophical Instructions' first. The book was intended for intermediate level Hawza students who would have some basic understanding of philosophy, so it is understandable why the book was written like this. Of course, Shaheed as-Sadr (rh)'s essay is much more ac
  13. That's a very wholesome Mutah thread by SC standards, to be honest!
  14. Agreed. I am intrigued by how much the atheists like to claim that belief in God is something 'irrational', while the very basis of their own worldview is something so deeply irrational- "Don't look for rational explanations for how the universe originated; it's just a random event for which no rational explanations exist".
  15. Ramadan Kareem, everyone! My girls, when they were a little over two months old. Indies.
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