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  1. Wishing a very blessed Eid al-Ghadeer to all the Shi'a of Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام)!
    Praise be upon Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) for keeping us upon  the belief in His Unity and Lordship, the Prophethood of the Seal of Prophets, Muhammad al-Mustafa (sawa) and the Guardianship, the Imamate of the Commander of the Faithful, Ali ibn Abu Talib (عليه السلام) and his 11 sons!
    May we be resurrected with this belief, and may we all be united under the Wilayah of Ameer ul-Mu'mineen (asws), in here and hereafter!

  2. Condolences to all the Shi'a of Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) on the martyrdom of Hazrat Muslim ibn Aqeel (عليه السلام).

  3. Wassalām, Dua Faraj. Ziyārat e Wārisā, if it qualifies as a du'ā.
  4. Salam, I'll let you in on a secret now. Check their comics collection, and look out for the relevant details- Marvel or DC? Solo or Multi-Starrers? Are they into manga (yuck!!!)? That's what does the trick. Jokes apart, other than religion and character, look if your interests align, and that there's a satisfactory degree of resonance between both your 'Dos' and 'Don'ts'. But don't be too fastidious about details.
  5. Absolutely agreed with brother @Mahdavist
  6. انّاللّہ و انّا الیہ راجعون Wishing you all the strength to deal with this loss, brother. Words are poor comforters, but still, May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) make it easy for you and your family.
  7. SUNNI SCHOLAR ADMITS MUTAH ALLOWED would be a better choice, if you are looking for clickbait titles.
  8. Wassalām, Might also refer to other types of non-conventional marriages allowed in the Sunni fiqh, like misyār or ürfī nikāh.
  9. Well said, Akhi. The gaming community is a toxic place. Left it for good quite a while ago.
  10. I've seen some Zaydis say that it is a fabricated (mawdhū) Hadith. Beats me exactly how. I mean, when even the most hardcore anti-Shia scholars from the other school, who don't even believe in Imamat, couldn't weaken the Hadith, so much so that in order to reconcile it with their aqīdāh they tried all sorts of explanations to find the misdāq but failed, dismissing such a universally accepted Hadith by calling it fabricated seems quite amusing to me .
  11. Wassalam, and thanks, dear brother. Although when I asked a question about the validity of gender reassignment surgery a few years ago, the answer his office gave was a categorical 'no'. The rules for mukhannathūn (hermaphrodites) is different though. My question was specifically about transgender people.
  12. Where is @hasanhhwhen we need him the most? Socrates of ShiaChat, your services are urgently required!
  13. My heart bleeds for the Hazara brothers and sisters. Rarely in history of the human civilization have there been such a mazloom people! It is a shameful thing that we have left our brothers in the lurch. Over the centuries these poor people have had to endure so much oppression just because they swore by professing loyalty to the Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام)! May the Imām (AJ) acknowledge their sacrifices and reward them when he comes!
  14. I doubt if anyone in the middle east even, even the Shi'a who live there, knows what is going on in Afghanistan, brother. There's an absolute media blackout. Hardly any media coverage is being directed towards Afghanistan right now because there's no prospect of increasing TRPs. If the Arab Shi'a population, or even those Shi'a who are living in the West, are somehow not aware of the bloodbath in Afghanistan, it can still be understood by some stretch, but what excuse do the Shi'a in Iran, Pakistan and India have to keep quiet? Our brothers are being killed literally the next door and we are still not ready for this conversation, let alone taking things to international platforms.
  15. Don't. Just don't. This is a trick of Shaytan al-La'een ar-Rajeem to wean you away from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Don't give in to his whispers, brother. There's not a single sin that is greater than the mercy of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Do Tawassul of Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام), ask for His forgiveness by their right. Insha'Allah, He'll pardon all your slips and lapses. Easier said than done, but seriously consider marriage. Talk to the concerned people once. Build your spirituality. Begin with some easy Amaal and nawafil prayers. Imām Khumayni (qas)'s "40 Hadiths" is an excellent starter for a spiritual journey. I am by no means claiming to be a spiritually awakened person myself, but trust this faqīr brother of yours- once you have tasted the sweetness of that fruit, every other delicacy will taste bland, even the most savoury ones. Bihaqqi Muhammadin (S) wa Aal Muhammad (عليه السلام), may Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) ease your difficulties!!
  16. Wassalam, Take a stroll in your nearby supermarket some time, and observe the couples over there, ya akhi. Insha'Allah, that will suffice. (PS: For purely legal, ethical and political reasons, this is a joke, and this postscript is to keep my standing within the SC community).
  17. Isn't he the guy who got ratio-ed by Br. Hassan al-Qadri and Br. Dhulfiqār al-Maghribī ?
  18. Wassalam, No particular preference as such. I love dates in general due to their association with the Prophet (S) and his Sunnah.
  19. It's past midnight where I live, and well past my bedtime. I cannot sleep. Cannot rest. Cannot function. My heart aches. How does one retain his composure as the world around him is falling apart?? How?? How?? Son of Zahrā (aj), where are you!!? When will you come??
  20. How can we ever forget Baba Mazari (rh) and his sacrifices!!? He's the hero of all Shi'as, not just our Hazara brethren! Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) help our brothers and sisters in distress!
  21. 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 personal, which in itself makes a huge difference in how we view the two things. Besides, government is a much more powerful entity, with a much greater systemic power over our selves. Abusive parents can at worst cause you mental trauma (we are not discussing criminal offences/jurisprudence here,which is a separate discussion in its own right, but merely bad conduct). An oppressive government can deprive not just us as individuals, but millions of others besides us too, of their lives and liberties. There's a whole spectrum between between a government not behaving respectably and it being outright tyrannical, which I also think we should keep in mind. If a Sayyid were, for example, to commit adultery (God forbid) or be found inebriated in public (God forbid), or murder someone, he/she would, as per the Islamic law, not be exempt from punishment solely by virtue of being a descendant of the Prophet (S). The usual stipulated hudūd (punishments/penal actions) would apply to them too. 'Respect' here is not some metaphysical thing existing in abstraction. It has its own conditions.
  22. 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.
  23. 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 will matter except our belief and deeds. Everything will perish, except the Face of your Lord. Let me narrate to you the story of a saint called Abu Hafs al-Haddād. Once while he was a young man, he fell head over heels in love with a girl, so much so that even for a single moment he couldn't get her out of his mind. He became nearly mad due to the pangs of longing and separation, and he ultimately decided to enlist the help of a sorcerer. The sorcerer listened to his problem, and commanded him, "For forty days, give up all acts of worship, and in so many days, you will meet the object of your desire". Abu Hafs gave up all prayers, dua, zikr..... everything. All acts of worship. Yet the stipulated duration passed and nothing happened. He couldn't gain the attention of the young woman he loved so madly. He went back to the sorcerer, worried. The sorcerer was confounded. He thought intently for some time, and asked Abu Hafs, "Did you perform any good deeds in these past many days?" Abu Hafs, after racking his brain for some time, replied that on one of those days he had removed a brick lying on a busy street, so that noone may trip over and fall. The magician was elated and exclaimed, "O young man! So merciful is your Lord that for such a tiny act of kindness He has given you rewards equal to an act of worship! Even when you let go of Him, he didn't let go of your hand! Why do you seek that which is other than Him!!?" These words of the magician pierced the heart of Abu Hafs. He let out a wailing cry, and fell into sajdah, seeking the forgiveness of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). That same Abu Hafs went on to become one of the greatest saints in the history of Islam. Realize your self worth, sister. I know these things are easier said than done, but not impossible too . Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) yahdik.
  24. Link this to how Bani Umayya (la) promoted the unbelievers while they massacred the Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام).
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