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  1. http://realtashayyu.blogspot.com/2013/12/arbaeen-bidah.html?m=1 1. Here is a discussion on this very video from another revisionist who was once active here. He is batting in favor of Fadlallah's position but even he is forced to admit that the interpretation of '40 believers' is incorrect. 2. The fact that the salaf have deemed it reliable enough to be acted upon and included in their works is enough proof for me. Wassalam.
  2. That's clearly not the authoritative/mainstream position. I don't want to wade into this again, but he's known to weaken reports agreed upon by the vast majority of the scholarship as reliable.
  3. Moreover, as per the authentic hadith from Imam al-Askari (عليه السلام), the Arba'een ziyarat is also one of the identifications of a mu'min (true believer), among other signs such as wearing an agate ring on the right hand, reciting bismillah loudly etc. So if someone were to cast aspersions on it, we can only better know what his beliefs are. Salam.
  4. Greetings on the coronation of the Master of the Age (aj)! 

  5. آن سیه‌چرده که شیرینیِ عالم با اوست چشمِ میگون لبِ خندان دلِ خرم با اوست That dark-hued beloved, with whom the world's sweetness is, Whose eyes like wine, smiles and a heart full of happiness is. گرچه شیرین‌ دهنان پادشهانند ولی او سلیمانِ زمان است که خاتم با اوست Though there be kings sweet in speech, nonetheless, He is the Sulayman (عليه السلام) of the age with whom the Seal (1) is. رویِ خوب است و کمالِ هنر و دامنِ پاک لاجرم همتِ پاکان دو عالم با اوست Splendid is his face, and perfection of virtue, and immaculateness, Certainly, with him the resilience of the universe's immaculate ones is. خال مشکین که بدان عارض گندمگون است سِرِّ آن دانه که شد رهزنِ آدم با اوست The black mole, which with that wheaten cheek is, With him, the secret of the grain that robbed Adam (عليه السلام) of Paradise is. دلبرم عزم سفر کرد خدا را یاران چه کنم با دل مجروح که مرهم با اوست My beloved resolved to depart on a journey, for God's sake, O friends, What shall I do with a wounded heart, for with him the ointment is. با که این نکته توان گفت که آن سنگین‌ دل کُشت ما را و دمِ عیسیِ مریم با اوست With this piercing, it may be said that that stone-hearted one Killed me, and with him the reviving breath of Isa (عليه السلام) is. حافظ از معتقدان است گرامی دارش زان که بخشایشِ بس روحِ مکرم با اوست Hafiz is from the devotees of his honored house, As salvation to be found with just that honored soul is. Here's a working translation of Hafiz's poem. Eid=e-Zahra (sa) mubarak to everyone.
  6. Salam hamshirah, Is this from his divan? Beautiful poem. I'll post a translation sometime inshallah. Interestingly he calls the Imam (aj) سیاہچردہ ie sallow-complexioned/dusky in the first stanza. Many of our narrations seem to indicate that the Imam (aj) might be dark-complexioned due to his blessed mother (sa)'s African origin.
  7. Two more noteworthy things- 1. I don't recall any verse or tradition where angels are described as creating things ex-nihilo. The verses that refer to their delegated duties, refer to them running the cosmic phenomenon by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) 's command- rains, capturing souls at death etc. Running a machine =\= making it. 2. The 'delegation' here is different from what is conventionally understood, in that a. Allah still has complete control over their selves b. He is the source of their ability c. They are under His constant supervision. It is not that the duty has been entrusted to the angels and the rest is up to them. When we delegate some duty to someone, we cannot exercise complete control over them. We cannot take away their ability to perform the duty whenever we please. We cannot supervise them every split second. In short, they are not in our complete control. But this is not the case with Allah and His angels. Ref: Tawhid af'ali.
  8. Not just mischief. Some patterns of thought and behaviour , and problems that adolescent boys typically go through. It is expected that male teachers will have personal familiarity with these and be able to attend to these problems better.
  9. Then your class must have been a well- behaved one. It's also about instinctively knowing what the boys are up to, or going to do. Here also male teachers have an upper hand for boys.
  10. This is what I was specifically talking about. Personally there are a lot of female teachers I have benefitted from more than my male teachers, including a couple university professors and the Sheikha who taught me Qur'an recitation. But things are different when there are hormonal, rebellious teenagers in the equation. Firmer handling is required here, the kind for which male teachers will be needed. In dog language (this analogy is especially for folks with a rural/farm background like myself), the difference between raising teenage girls and boys is pretty much akin to training a companion retriever-type puppy vs training a mastiff/bullie- type puppy. The former can be done by a novice owner. The latter requires an expert handler with a firm hand. I am not talking about exceptions. This is the general trend.
  11. In Makkah I honestly don't know how many of the sites from the Prophet (S) 's own time remain anymore. In Madinah, you can visit jannat al-baqi. It is the resting place of many notable personalities, including 4 of our Imams (ams) and Sayyida Fatima Zahra (sa) and some ummahat al-mu'minin (r) . Wassalam.
  12. Salam, I'd prefer a segregated atmosphere, not just because it will cut down a lot on the associated nonsense and distraction, but also because we need male teachers to handle boys, especially adolescent ones. They generally have a more 'rebellious' behavior and a rougher transition to adulthood, a situation which requires firm handling.
  13. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) reward you handsomely, brother.
  14. It's like asking that if an experienced teacher knew that some of his students are going to fail a test, why did he allow them to take the test at all, or furthermore, why did he even conduct the examinations at all. He should simply have awarded those who he knew were going to pass a passing grade, and debarred those who he knew would fail from appearing, to spare them the sadness and embarrassment of failure. We all know how sane people are going to react to this reasoning. In our Imami kalam, we have a concept called the 'itmam al-hujjah', that is, conclusive proof being established in favour of a phenomenon till there is no more room for any other argument on the contrary. The same people who are objecting to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) 's Omnibenevolence on this ground, will tomorrow protest that how did Allah know that they would end up in hell without even giving them a chance? Why did He not create them and deprive them of the potential pleasures of paradise? On what grounds did He decide against giving them an opportunity for heaven even before they existed? After all, He might be Omniscient, but they are not; they need visible proof of the failure of the prospective inmates of hell. By creating them and allowing them to choose their fate, Allah left no room for this objection to be raised. By seeing what they did and what they chose, everyone will now know that the inmates of hell couldn't have chosen otherwise. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is Benevolent, but He is also Just and Wise.
  15. Which is why you are being asked to seek professional help, and bear the minor difficulty of reaching out to your family in comparison to the major difficulty of being stuck in this morass for the rest of your life. You cannot deal with this by yourself, neither can we, being laymen. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will not be able to help you until you are willing to help yourself. You have to step ahead and accept His help. Approach your family and seek their help. It may be difficult, but being stuck in this quagmire is going to be more difficult.
  16. The thing is that, the Indian Muslims having been force-fed and indoctrinated in post-Independence Nehruvian 'patriotism' are too emasculated to even think of a way out of the conundrum and the impending carnage. Decades of brainwashing and misplaced blind faith in the state apparatus (its 'secular' character in particular) means that the only response to overt or covert aggression from them is to demonstrate how good house-slaves they are. They don't see that the Indian state today is not Nehru's India, the same way as the Germany of 1930s was not the Weimar Republic, and keep appealing to the same old tropes. But that chapter is already over. The Shi'a stand a better chance though, if the push comes to shove, because of their image as a cultured, educated and peaceful micro-minority. There is also a palpable fear of repeating the Pakistani experience- a nasibi anti- Shi'a takeover of the political apparatus. Incidents of anti- Shi'a violence by Sunni extremists are also surfacing these days. There have been attacks on mosques, imambargahs and Ashura processions by Sunnis (yes,this is India that I'm talking about,not Pakistan or Bangladesh), and there is a genuine fear that if this is the attitude when they have been hemmed in by the Hindus on all sides, what will the Sunnis do once they are sovereign and have power over the Shi'a? I don't think the Indian Shi'a are going to be enthusiastic about a partition. A Hindu supremacist state where they're nevertheless free to practice their religion seems preferable over a new Nasibistan, atleast for now.
  17. The Hindu-Wahhabi/Deobandi axis is quite well known now. See how the Khaleeji Najdi kingdoms have been warming up to the regime. They also fund Wahhabi-Deobandi terror outfits to keep the Muslim threat bogeyman alive. But lately some of their Wahhabi minions have been going rogue.
  18. Unfortunately, we cannot but suggest professional help. None of us are equipped to deal with your situation. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) help you.
  19. ٱلْخَبِيثَـٰتُ لِلْخَبِيثِينَ وَٱلْخَبِيثُونَ لِلْخَبِيثَـٰتِ ۖ وَٱلطَّيِّبَـٰتُ لِلطَّيِّبِينَ وَٱلطَّيِّبُونَ لِلطَّيِّبَـٰتِ ۚ أُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ مُبَرَّءُونَ مِمَّا يَقُولُونَ ۖ لَهُم مَّغْفِرَةٌۭ وَرِزْقٌۭ كَرِيمٌۭ|النُّورُ, ٢٦
  20. The average man wants a partner who'll take her religion seriously, and inculcate the same values in his children. Decisions come with consequences.
  21. That's sad. Usually he's very active on YouTube. But I believe sister @ireallywannaknow 's husband has already done the needful at Mashhad; asking any one ma'soom (عليه السلام) is enough.
  22. 13th, 14th and 15th of any month, such as Safar or Rabi al-Awwal.
  23. You have to fast on all the three days, 13th , 14th and 15th of the month. Then on the 3rd, that is, 15th day you have to perform the amal after Asr prayers.
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