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AbdusSibtayn

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    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from Bakir in Make Shiachat Shiachat again   
    I am not against transparency. My point is against useless alarmism which loves to portray the admins as the oligarchs of some virtual banana republic, with the sole life- goal of staying hooked to the screen and banning each and every member who dares disagree with His/Her Majesties' decree.
    As many other members of the admin panel, yourself included, have said umpteen number of times, a lot goes on behind the scenes. Involving all and sundry will not only complicate the decision-making process, but will make it degenerate into name -calling and mud- slinging (as we have seen in so many threads where 'strong' opinions are expressed). And you can reason with the one who is not willing to consider an alternate perspective only so much.
    Just because an opinion happens to exist, it cannot be accorded equal validity with a valid one for that reason alone.
    I am on your side, actually.
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to The Green Knight in Breaking news: Pakistan acquits Christian woman on death row   
    If I was the PM I would send people to the opposition and to other mullah leaders and advise them to join the protest by starting to meet their protest chief mullah on the road. Then, I would send my best police chief with hand picked fake encounter squad equipped with the army's LMGs and shoot them all in one place with as many of their sidekicks, on the road, killed like dogs, and then keep their bodies there on the road untouched because scotland yard is coming to investigate or something. Pakistan's problems would get solved in one night that way.
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to Khadim uz Zahra in Make Shiachat Shiachat again   
    There have already been quite a few instances of people openly criticising mods and, as far as I know, there are no cases where someone was banned for simply criticising a mod, and most certainly not by the mod who was criticised. Yes, we do generally maintain that mod decisions are not to be discussed in public and all appeals should be made via PM to avoid turning every disciplinary action into a public spectacle - that only invites chaos - and so people might face some action for that, but I don't know of any instances when a mod banned someone solely for criticising them. Even if action is to be taken, most of the time, the mod involved in the debate would ask others on the team to look into it, and I've seen this happen numerous times. As @notme pointed out, there's a lot you don't see behind the scenes so you may never know when a mod has excused him/herself from the process because they're involved in the debate themselves. I do see what's going on behind the scenes so I can tell you that I've seen mods do this on various occasions.
    I would also like to point out, on an unrelated note, that some people tend to point out that our rules are at times ambiguous. That much is certainly true and the rules that are laid out aren't perfect or all-encompassing because none of us are lawyers; however, we are always working on updating them. There have been numerous occasions in the past year that the whole team found a user's actions to be questionable but there was no explicit rule regarding said behaviour so we updated the rules to reflect that and ensure that future infractions of the kind cannot be skirted. Just last week, one of the mods refrained from taking action against a member because they wanted to not be unfair if there was no explicit rule about the member's misdemeanours. This was despite many other members actively asking mods to ban/discipline the person.
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to haideriam in Make Shiachat Shiachat again   
    Hey since when did a make shiachat shiachat again thread turn into a mod bashing thread. 
    Somethings should be kept to yourself till someone who is reforming the site asks for your opinion. 
    The site is improving in terms of picking information , the only thing probably missing is the quality and honesty of the past members. 
    Prior it was mainly the salafis/literalists who used to lie and make a thousand excuses. Nowadays this trait is found in literalist shias too. 
    Such people should never be put in any position full stop. 
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to ShiaMan14 in What are your views on Halloween?   
    I don't have a problem with Halloween as long as it is celebrated after Muharram aka ayam-e-aza (days of mourning) or to put it in simpler terms - as long as the flag on Imam Hussain's dome stays black, we don't celebrate anything including birthdays, anniversaries, Thanksgiving, Halloween, etc.
    Some of you may already know I can get pretty sarcastic at times (often). So a few years ago a friend was trying to convince me that it was okay to celebrate Halloween in Muharram. I basically told her that in that case, she should dress up her kids as prisoners in honor of the prisoners of Karbala so at least her kids can learn about mourning for Hussain while celebrating a pagan festival. 
    She thought I was rude!!!
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    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from Ruqaya101 in What are your views on Halloween?   
    In fact they are one of the most lovable creations of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى, big or small,even though they are najis. Telling from my own experience.
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    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from Ruqaya101 in What are your views on Halloween?   
    Don't worry ukhti. It takes some time to gain their trust. Once that is done, they'll love you more than they love themselves.
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    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from hasanhh in Thoughts 2018   
    For us Imamiyya, it's a bit more complex.
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to Ashvazdanghe in Naad e Ali and Naad e Umar   
    acoording from Naration from Imam Sadiq (as) & prophet Muhammand (pbu):everyone that accuses a beliver will not die until he test with what they accused Muslims (Shias)
     all of enemies of Shias will face with what accuse shias before they die , now they are starting to change a Sunni text (Nad Ali) but in future they will pray graves too & will do other stuff 
    Mizan Al hikmah 14854
    https://www.welayatnet.com/fa/news/112970
    http://www.hadithlib.com/rolls/view/2500209/نكوهش-سرزنش-كردن
    Prophet Mohammed (s.a.w.s.) declared,
    ‘If a person levels an allegation against a believing man or woman for an act, which he/she has not done, then on the Day of Judgment, Allah, the Almighty, shall put him on a piece of fire until he is chastised for levelling that allegation.’
    Imam Sadiq (a.s.) narrates,
    ‘When a believer levels an allegation against another believer, his faith dissolves just as salt dissolves in water.’
    (Kafi vol. 2 pg. 361)
    Imam (a.s.) said further,
    ‘If a believer accuses another believer (while the latter is innocent), then the honour and dignity that exists between two believers will vanish.’
    https://www.almuntazar.com/64/islamic-ethics-allegations-against-a-believer-momin/
    Whoever accuses a believer of blasphemy, has actually killed him-Prophet Muhammad(PBUH)
    Source : Peak Of Rhetoric(Nahjul Fasaha)
    http://www.hekm.co/en/blog/short/Mohammed?page=11
    Do not insult Satan, and take refuge with God from his evil.
    Do not insult Time, for Time is surely God.
    Do not hurt a Muslim by insulting an infidel.
    https://www.al-islam.org/nahj-al-fasahah-height-of-rhetoric/d
    Insulting a Muslim is wickedness, fighting him is blasphemy, and his wealth is as worthy as his blood.
    https://www.al-islam.org/nahj-al-fasahah-height-of-rhetoric/i
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to Gaius I. Caesar in Thoughts 2018   
    I am not sure because I haven't figured out the crux of my issue yet but I know political and "terrorist" groups have stained the image of Islam, I just think the only legitimate Islamic government belongs to Imam Mahdi (afts)
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to Ruqaya101 in What are your views on Halloween?   
    they are and I wish, I literally wish that I wasn't so afraid of them. but for the love go god, my brain doesn't listen to me. I lived with my family friends for 3 months when my parent left to go to Iraq and they had a husky and I just loved him. But just the ones that are massive and bark and so active, they just freak me out.
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    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from haideriam in Naad e Ali and Naad e Umar   
    Aren't they themselves tafzili and kuffar now, for breaking the agreed upon order of the 'afzaliyat' of the Sahaba, as per the fatwa of Molvi Ahmad Raza Khan?
    This exactly what their clowns on the mimbars accuse us 'rafzi' shias of being!
    Brother @Salsabeel
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    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from Urwatul Wuthqa in Naad e Ali and Naad e Umar   
    Aren't they themselves tafzili and kuffar now, for breaking the agreed upon order of the 'afzaliyat' of the Sahaba, as per the fatwa of Molvi Ahmad Raza Khan?
    This exactly what their clowns on the mimbars accuse us 'rafzi' shias of being!
    Brother @Salsabeel
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    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Female submissiveness   
    'Deep thought', 'intuition' etc are literary terms for the subconscious, the shaping of which is again based on our conditioning and climate of socialization, and all analysis is ultimately based on our power to perceive. You can't reason about something unless you perceive it, and how you perceive it colours your reasoning.
    If I am ignorant of the laws of gravity, when I see apples falling from trees, I might very well reason that the apples are jumping off the tree. Which is certainly not the case.
    The point being, our 'reasoning', 'intuition' et alia are dependent on our power of perception, which is starkly limited. But Allahسُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى 's isn't. He has unrestricted knowledge of the seen and unseen, some of which He chooses to share with his Awliya (as). Given our inherent inability to view the complete picture, we are never in a position to criticize His ordinances with our 'reasoning','intuition' etc.
    This is precisely why Shaykh al-Mufid (rh)  in his work Awail al- Maqalat said that reason in itself is an incomplete tool, and must be guided by revelation (wahi).
    Even the discipline of logic (mantiq) has clear- cut principles on whose basis it operates.
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    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in What are your views on Halloween?   
    In fact they are one of the most lovable creations of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى, big or small,even though they are najis. Telling from my own experience.
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    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from 3wliya_maryam in What are your views on Halloween?   
    In fact they are one of the most lovable creations of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى, big or small,even though they are najis. Telling from my own experience.
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    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from Maryaam in What are your views on Halloween?   
    In fact they are one of the most lovable creations of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى, big or small,even though they are najis. Telling from my own experience.
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to Heavenly_Silk in Thoughts 2018   
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to Son of Placid in Thoughts 2018   
    My first wife left me for a good friend who had started using cocaine. I moved half way across the country with my three boys. 
    My second wife was widowed with two girls and a boy. This weekend we celebrate 28 years. 
    My wife was working when I married her. When we married our pre-nup was, share everything. All bank accounts, work, kids, even our vehicles are registered in both names. 
    Raising six kids on one paycheck would never work so she continued to work. I found her a position in the company I was working for and within six years she was making what I did, when I retired she was making 25% more than I was, and 60% more than my pension. 

    She never worked for self promotion. To get her a raise I made her go to an interview for a job she didn't want but we knew she would get. When she got back to her desk the manager called her in and offered her 5% more than the substantial raise offered. All the kids are out on their own now, some married, some single, but all contributing. 

    It makes a big difference to find someone who works with you rather than against you.
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to Urwatul Wuthqa in Written on 'Moon'   
    Isn't it strange! We know nothing is "written" on the moon, but it looks as "Ali" is written on it.
    A sunni friend of mine told me that it looks "Ghani" to him 
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to Urwatul Wuthqa in Written on 'Moon'   
    If you were living on moon, you will see the same written/embedded/carved on earth . Perhaps the reason for this is that you have written the name "Ali" on your heart.
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to Urwatul Wuthqa in Naad e Ali and Naad e Umar   
    I don't understand the reason why they have ignored Abu Bakr here!
    It would be interesting to see nad e bakr & nad e ghani. Although we know what "Mazahir of A'jaib" they had.
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to Sirius_Bright in Naad e Ali and Naad e Umar   
    Recite this before 200m sprint race and you'll find Usain Bolt behind you. 
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to ShiaMan14 in Naad e Ali and Naad e Umar   
    Very powerful dua - aids ppl in running away very fast
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to hasanhh in Make Shiachat Shiachat again   
    Ehhhh, but He-s.a.w.s did have 'awkward moments' (l am trying to avoid a Mod's rant). CITATION: Ayats 66:1-3 <---------------
    Although He-s.a.w.s. didn't have Lut's-a.s. wife, Ayat 11:81, inshallah.
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