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Everything posted by AbdusSibtayn

  1. Wassalam, Yes, some very senior ulama of both Qom and Najaf, many of them Marājā, did bring out the statement against him. Although I don't know what happened afterwards. I won't mention their names to avoid fitnā, but there are names that you will be surprised to find there. The statement is not a fabrication.
  2. Nowadays many Sunni mosques also have notice boards at their entrance that only people from their maslak are allowed inside. I have particularly seen this outside Barelwi mosques.
  3. Same thing, brother. I'd also rather pray at home than go there and get into needless debates and controversy. For ibadāt, one needs to have a tranquil mind. An argument is the last thing a sincere worshipper will want before/after/during his ibadāt. Moreover,I don't at all want to go somewhere I am not welcome and made to feel like an intruder.
  4. Because in the event of a marriage failing, women suffer disproportionately higher than the men who abandon them.
  5. Brother @313_Waiter, here's a study disputing the findings of the one that you have linked above: https://theconversation.com/children-arent-starting-puberty-younger-medieval-skeletons-reveal-91095 Of course, the sample size, and the segment of the population being studied etc will have an impact on the conclusions that these studies draw. But my contention is generally assembled from anecdotal evidence and conversations with archaeologists that the general trend in the ancient and medieval times was to reach puberty, marry and have children considerably earlier that now.
  6. Brothers @Zainuu and @Abu Hadi, Assalamu alaikum, yā ikhwāni! First of all, let me thank you both very much for your kind words, support and encouragement! I shall remain ever thankful to you for teaching me this important lesson in sabr! I also agree with everything that both of you have said! Muslims today have forgotten that empires, and the ideologies they sponsor, rise and fall like lines drawn on sand. In the early days of Islam, there were people in thrall of Hellenistic philosophy, and they wanted to subdue the revelation to philosophy, and to mold and distort Islam in c
  7. I recall hearing that in a conversation, brother. Unfortunately, I can't find references at this very moment, but as soon as I come across one, I will post it here. Although even from anecdotal evidence, it appears to have been the norm because there are so many famous women in history who were married off around the age of 10 and had children as early as their early teens. We needn't look very far. Look at many of the women of early Islam itself. Nonetheless, I will link a reference here as soon as I find one.
  8. The Prophet (S) married Ā'isha when she was 9 years of age, and he was about 50. Fatima (sa) was 12 years old when she gave birth to Īmām al-Hassan (عليه السلام), her eldest child, suggesting that she was married to Amīr ul-Mu'minīn (عليه السلام) still earlier. Anthropologists believe that women in the older societies reached puberty, married and gave birth to children much earlier than they do now; in fact as recently as around a century ago 10-12 years was considered a nubile age for girls over most parts of the world, even in the West. What we understand as 'child' today hasn't been a timel
  9. Wa Alaikas Salaam, brother, All praise belongs to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), brother. It is my fortune that He (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) made me useful in this regard. 'Wata izzu man tashā, wata zillu man tashā'. And I can very well understand your frustration with certain users here. That sort of behaviour is the reason why some of the best minds who were present on the forum previously, have now left it- and that too after such had been stated publicly. There was a time when I would engage with them, but not anymore. At a time when literally everything is just a Google search
  10. @pisceswolf96 I think this might be relevant to this thread. Ayatollah Sistani (ha) himself is discussing this ruling here, and why it was rescinded in the latest edition of Minhāj üs Sāliheen. Refer to the third point. https://www.sistani.org/english/archive/26348/ From what I can glean from the response, the Sayyid (ha) means to say that the ruling was made keeping in mind the conditions of the old societies, and is not relevant to our times. But I can't understand why an office staff would say something that is not in line with the written statement of the marjā himself.
  11. Precisely why Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) calls wealth a "test" in the Qur'ān.
  12. Wassalam, Personally, I think none. Not only is big amounts of hoarded wealth which is not under circulation bad for the economy, it is also against the spirit of tawakkul in Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Why would I need to hoard wealth if I firmly believe that the Rāziq will provide for my needs in the future too, just as He is doing at present? I must always remember that if Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) were to cut off my rizq, even all the wealth in the world won't suffice me. Money is merely a medium, the real sustenance comes from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Of
  13. Their ulama were called upon to explain their beliefs during the trial,and they failed to provide a coherent or logical explanation of their central belief. They never explained what they meant by 'Mirza Qadiani is a prophet and yet not a prophet'- a belief that not only flies in the face of Islam's theological core of the finality of Rasoolallah (S)'s Prophethood, but is also manifestly absurd- postulates of formal logic dictate that a thing can be either A or not-A at a given point of time, but never both at once. If (as their propagandists claim) they believe that Ghulam Ahmed Qadiani was m
  14. Alhamdulillah! May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) blacken the faces of the enemies of Islam!
  15. That's very true, and you seem to be unaware of the entire anti-Qadiani movement through the 70s in India and Pakistan, the court proceedings in the Pakistani Supreme Court , the role of the ulama like Mufti Ja'far Husain (rh) and Maulana Isma'il Deobandi (rh), and the subsequent legislation declaring them non-Muslim. Their ulama themselves stood in open court arguing that khatm-un-nubuwwah is not a core tenet of Islam, and how Mirza Qadiani was a genuine Prophet, and here you are saying that they don't hold the said view. Their contention that Qadiani was a 'prophet' but somehow still not a p
  16. They do. And especially their Lahore centre (markaz). In fact, it was the movement to declare them apostates in Pakistan itself that created all the worldwide hue and cry during the 70s.
  17. They regard Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadiani as a prophet after Rasoolallah (S). They are murtadeen and outside the fold of Islam.
  18. In what sense was he an extremist bandit? Asking in good faith.
  19. Great. Glad that the matter is moving towards resolution. I had mailed them once,and received a reply the very next day. This was around 5 years ago. Try contacting them via mail. Although I think owing to the pandemic there might not be that many staff at their office presently.
  20. Assalamu alaikum, Brother, assuming that the sister is also from India, why not try sending her khums to Al-imaan Trust, Mumbai? They are also ijāzah holders from Sayyid as-Sīstānī (ha). And it will also solve the problems of converting into a foreign currency, insha'Allah.
  21. The ugly reality of our times, brother. The general descent of the society into money mindedness means that the parents have come to treat their children as capital, which they can invest to reap profits. As for the ruling on the necessity of obtaining the walī's permission for marriage, even those marājā who have ruled it obligatory, such as Sayyid as-Sīstānī (ha) and (to the best of my knowledge) Sayyid al-Khamenaī (ha) and Shaykh Makārim Shīrāzī (ha) have made this notable exception- But the exact modalities of how this will happen is not known to me. Perhaps the wakīl of the m
  22. Wassalam, Unfortunately, common sense is the most uncommon thing in our times. Where I live,the situation is even more terrible. Women are forced to remay spinsters for years by their families because 'only Sayyid grooms are supposed to marry Sayyida brides'. And let us not even get started about marrying reverts/converts. As for your question, to expressly call it harām would require a nass from either the Qur'ān or the Ahādith. But I think it would have made little difference in this situation even if the sister in question would have found out about the prospective suitor(s)
  23. 99% of the male population shall have to remain celibate in that case.^ I recall reading somewhere that in the Prophet (S)'s time some of the sahābā who were poor would propose to their would-be wives with something as simple as a piece of cloth for the dowry, and the women concerned would consent to the marriage because of the piety and the social standing of those sahābā among the Muslims. We have indeed come a long way from those times, and not for the better. It is at such times that one yearns for the son of Zahra (aj) to return and salvage the ummah of his grandfather (S).
  24. Besides, what kind of a woman calls herself a Shi'ā of Alī (عليه السلام) while demanding such a huge and unreasonably high dowry? I mean, if you don't hold the mahr of az-Zahrā (عليه السلام) to be the ideal dowry, why pretend to have that fervent devotion for the Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام)?
  25. Salaam, If this is the case, then those religious trappings are mere veneer, a carefully curated gloss of religiosity to gain a standing within the community. Scratch that veneer of pious talk, and you will see the real substance of avarice and materialism beneath. Islam is Islam. Either one submits to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and his Prophet (S) kaffatan, or one doesn't. If this is the real face of these 'religious' people, then I can't take their pretences to piety seriously. People might reckon me an extremist, but I can't help but hate such people. Not only are they worldl
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