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AbdusSibtayn

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  1. Completely Agree
    AbdusSibtayn reacted to hasanhh in The True Toxicity of Social Media   
    Agree. ln the early 70's computerese started to alter the language. Keywords, flowchart, prompt(as now used), . . .
    Some 'words' were later displaced: Command, CRT, Entry, . . .
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to Ralvi in Who is your lookalike?   
    You don’t have that god awful laugh do you now? XD
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    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from Hameedeh in The Rise of the Qaim - paperback and ebook   
    Congratulations, dear brother! May Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى reward you for your efforts!
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    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from GD41586 in The True Toxicity of Social Media   
    One more disturbing thing is the infusion of the 'chatbox' language in our day to day conversations. The linguistic proficiency of the young generation has taken a heavy blow.
  5. Completely Agree
    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from Akbar673 in The True Toxicity of Social Media   
    One more disturbing thing is the infusion of the 'chatbox' language in our day to day conversations. The linguistic proficiency of the young generation has taken a heavy blow.
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    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from GD41586 in The True Toxicity of Social Media   
    Also, social media interactions rarely translate into real-life contacts. Having a huge friends list does not guarantee real-life sources of help and support.
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    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from ireallywannaknow in The True Toxicity of Social Media   
    One more disturbing thing is the infusion of the 'chatbox' language in our day to day conversations. The linguistic proficiency of the young generation has taken a heavy blow.
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    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from ireallywannaknow in The True Toxicity of Social Media   
    Also, social media interactions rarely translate into real-life contacts. Having a huge friends list does not guarantee real-life sources of help and support.
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to ireallywannaknow in The True Toxicity of Social Media   
    I know no one is going to take the time to watch/listen to this but if you do you will find it interesting. Worth listening till the end. 
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to dragonxx in The True Toxicity of Social Media   
    Summary of some of the points made in the video:
    ·       Social media causes conditioning.
    ·       Fashion industry was founded by homosexual men. The ideal profile for them is young teenage male figures, and so girls were made boy-like in their physique (i.e. anorexic). This resulted in women believing this is what men want, despite studies clearly stating otherwise. Similarly in terms profiling, social media was founded by all men (not a single woman) who were schizoids, most of these men were asexual or had very little sexual activity; this profile of men is narrowly defined and social media was created in their own image - this tool was therefore geared to schizoid, asexual, white men. This technology with a very specific psychological profile is now being used by people outside this psychological profile, and this is where conflict arises.
    ·       Screen time decreases happiness, self-esteem, life satisfaction, as well as enhancing depression and anxiety.
    ·       63% of all instagram users are unhappy - likely the platform made them unhappy, not the other way.
    ·       Teen suicide climbed by 31% since 2010, and today is the leading cause of death in teens up to the age of 24, which is intimately connected to social media.
    ·       Pathological envy is a form of aggression, and all social media encourages aggression via algorithms.
    ·       Social media was deliberately created to foster hatred, aggression, bullying, fake news etc. in order to foster addiction and increase usage.
    ·       Ex-Chief Engineer of Facebook admits it was designed to cause addiction, and foster hatred.
    ·       Twitter limited the number of characters since it was created. Aggressive speech acts are much shorter than non-aggressive speech acts according to studies.
    ·       The "network model" was specifically chosen in order to exert network effect by social media - it spreads the fastest. Unlike hierarchy model, or curated model like forums, this model will get people addicted.
    ·       Social media in new role models such as school shooters, cults, psychosis, mass hysteria, etc.
    ·       There was never a moment in history until social media that there is such a large group that are becoming mentally ill (over 1 billion people).
    ·       We have no tools to treat people with internet addiction. What if a group sue for lack of disability benefits as a result of this diagnosis?
    ·       Internet addicts are akin to zombies.
    ·       The amount of face-to-face interactions among teens dropped by 70% in the last decade.
    ·       Many teenagers despite sitting next to each other still communicate via social media.
    ·       Homosexual orientation has tripled in less than 6 years - one of the reasons is social media. Social media enhances like-minded people interactions; easier to interact with people who think like you and agree with you.
    ·       People are literally -(explicit word that starts with F)- themselves, or rather an archetype of.
    ·       Selfies today constitute 60% of all activity on social networks.
    ·       51% of internet users watch porn once a day for the purpose of masturbation. When looking only at males, this figure stands at 90%.
    ·       Psychological regression - people are brought into primitive defence mechanisms such as splitting.
    ·       Social media is comparable to tobacco in the aspect of conditioning; it's literally designed to do that.
    ·       Social media will likely be banned at some point in the future.
    ·       Increases suicide by 31%.
    ·       Why not implement a usage clock where after 2 hours for example you would be blocked from Facebook or twitter?
    ·       Humans fear being isolated more than anything, being very social creatures and all.
    ·       "If I post a banana peel I will get more likes than if I post a quote from Aristotle"
    ·       Social media forces you to conceal your identity and conform to an ideal which is a narcissistic ideal.
    ·       When you post a selfie, your anxiety shoots up, because you are exposing yourself and making yourself vulnerable to people who don't even know you or care about you, including haters.
    ·       "Digital natives" (those born with a tablet and social media in their hands) are doomed, there is no world outside social media, their world is social media and there is no reality outside of this. They are prone to making disastrous decisions not grounded in reality, which may lead to catastrophes such as Donald Trump getting elected.
    ·       There is no difference in principle between simulation and reality. Reality is a simulation made of carbon atoms. Simulation is a simulation made of other material.
    ·       Social media is anything but social - needs automized, lonely, hermit-like individuals.
    ·       The users are the employees of social media - it's supposed to be a content platform but you make the content where you do everything. Twitter and Facebook are dumb idiotic spaces, doing nothing but obeying your input, you are working for them. 24 hours after posting a tweet, it expires, you get no likes, you need to post again.
    ·       Love, intimacy, real relationships, togetherness, all are threats to social media as they take the eyeballs away from social media.
    ·       Social media has exponentially multiplied the amount of negative interactions and pain from the hatred directed at people posting various things - this causes these individuals be averse to real-life intimacy because the pain that may be experienced there would be far greater than the social media intimacy where only small parts of people are presented.
    ·       If you want old-fashion love, emotions, true intimacy, then we are forced by social media to develop multiple personalities in the case of those who have a job on social media, they need to create a parallel life where they have real-life interactions such as through working with teams, having another job, etc.

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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to Ashvazdanghe in The True Toxicity of Social Media   
    How social media behavior of Muslims is on a decline -Sheikh Mohamad Al hilli (what you do on social media can be harmful)
     
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to Qa'im in The Rise of the Qaim - paperback and ebook   
    Alhamdulillah, the book is a bestseller in three categories on Amazon. It is currently #3 in Shiism, #37 in Islam, and #38 in Islamic History.
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    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from ali_fatheroforphans in Who is your lookalike?   
    Joshua Gad. Somewhat Seth Rogen also.
  14. Haha
    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from MohammadAli1993 in Umar's statement of shirk   
    Yeah, brother. We all know that. The joke is on the neo- Kharijites who say, "Anybody who invokes the help of someone other than Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى is a mushrik!! Read the ayah 'Iyyaka nasta'een', ya mushrik!! May He guide you or break your back, ya mushrik!!"
  15. Completely Agree
    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from .InshAllah. in #49 Does the Muslim World Need More Philosophers or Scientists?   
    'More' in the sense that more than the numbers we have presently. Not more of one at the expense of the other.
    I would prefer going with philosophers, because, in the present situation, Islam faces the greatest ideological challenge and existential threat from colonial and post- colonial modernity, dealing with which requires a deeper epistemological engagement with it. This is a task for which we need more philosophers and social scientists.
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    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from ZethaPonderer in #49 Does the Muslim World Need More Philosophers or Scientists?   
    'More' in the sense that more than the numbers we have presently. Not more of one at the expense of the other.
    I would prefer going with philosophers, because, in the present situation, Islam faces the greatest ideological challenge and existential threat from colonial and post- colonial modernity, dealing with which requires a deeper epistemological engagement with it. This is a task for which we need more philosophers and social scientists.
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to Silas in The sanctions have returned   
    But believe me, American Jews are for the most part Zionist and anti-Muslim in the extreme, despite their public declarations.
    There is a small minority on the far-left that tries to use Muslims in their diversity projects, but that is a small number.
    Take this for example: a Muslim group puts up a billboard honoring emergency personnel in Gaza, and the Jews in the state immediately demand it be taken down
    https://www.mintpressnews.com/boston-billboard-honoring-gaza-first-responders-removed-over-claims-of-anti-semitism/252014/
     
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to Abu Hadi in Man acquitted of raping 17 year old in Ireland   
    Yes, it existed during that time, but there is a biiiiiig difference between that time and today. 
    At that time, and even up until the last 100 years or so (before things like tv, radio, internet were widespread), if you wanted to see a women who was scantily dressed or be with a prostitute, you had to go to a certain area. Most people knew where those areas were and people with good morals stayed away from those areas. Women who were not prostitutes didn't dress like prostitutes and it was very clear who was and wasn't a prostitute and men who didn't go to those areas probably never even saw a women who was dressed in anything other than normal conservative dress. There were variations in 'normal conservative dress', for example some women didn't cover their hair or the upper part of their breasts, even in those days, but this was within very clear and defined limits. 
    Compare this to now. I was watching a kids show a few days ago with one of my children, and all of a sudden, an add came on with a women in a skimpy bikini. I never asked to see this, was not looking for it, nor did I consent to it. Yet it happened. I'm sure every single man here (unless he lives in a cave with no electricity) has many similar stories, I have many more, but I don't want to bore people, you get the point. 
    So times are very different nowdays. We are living in an world which is altogether different, where certain groups feel that they have an absolute right to pollute the world with this sort of imagery (which has biological effects which can be measured). Most muslims also support this and think it's ok. Most muslim women, including most here, feel that they have an absolute right to dress any way they please, regardless of the effects it has on those around them. They are empowered by secularism, social media, etc. If the whole world tells you something is 'ok and fine to do', but with Allah(s.w.a) it is still not 'fine and ok to do', then is it 'fine and ok to do'. No. There is a reality that is above public opinion. 
    I'm not trying to justify what this guy did in this particular case, obviously it is completely wrong and he had no right to do it, no matter what they women was wearing. One violation of Haqq does not justify another violation of Haqq. 
    But we cannot say that we are living in the same world as Rasoulallah(p.b.u.h) and Imams(a.s) were with regards to this issue. We are not, at all. For most men, even religious ones, this is a very difficult issue to deal with. You either have to go live in a cave, which is not an option for most people, or just figure that you will be exposed to this at some point. It is the greater part of Jihad An Nafs, these days. 
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to Khadim uz Zahra in Man acquitted of raping 17 year old in Ireland   
    Yes, there are women who dress provocatively and revealingly with the intent of attracting men, but that doesn't mean men are supposed to give in to your base desires and rape her. I don't care if a woman is walking naked on the street, you're not supposed to rape her. End of. It's important to recognise that besides being a sexual act, rape is also a violent act; if a woman walks around naked with the explicit purpose of arousing men, does that give men the right to murder her or beat her? If not, then it doesn't give men the right to rape her since it's an equally violent act. Even if one could argue that revealing clothes are for the purpose of arousing sexual desires and therefore men's subsequent arousal is justified, revealing clothes are not for the purpose of arousal of violence and therefore any subsequent violence is not justified.
    Secondly, this story is quite absurd. For one, the woman was probably wearing something above her underwear. So, how does an article of clothing that is hidden even signify consent? And if revealing underwear is somehow consent for sex, then all the beaches in the world must be just filled with justified rapes because women on beaches wear just as revealing, if not more revealing, clothing at beaches, without wearing anything on top of the bikini. So, unless this judge thinks raping any woman with a bikini is fine, I can't understand what the logic of this ruling was, unless there's more evidence pertaining to the case that has been omitted by the media coverage in favour of sensationalism.
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    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from ali_fatheroforphans in Thoughts 2018   
    Irfan is just like medicine.
    Both an underdose and an overdose can injure your spiritual health when spiritually sick.
    And it must be dispensed only by a certified specialist.
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    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from Aflower in Being Socially Awkward   
    Assalamu alaikum ya ukhti,
    I have navigated around these challenges. I am socially awkward. I can't initiate conversations. Brothers and sisters on SC may think that I am very vocal and opinionated, but that is because I am typing all of the time from behind a screen. If I were to say this very thing in front of you, I would stammer and stutter atleast ten times.
    How did I overcome this fear of communicating with strangers? Things changed in university when I began to participate in class discussions, and others began to notice me. That was an opening. I participated in group conversations, where I began to talk about things I was confident about; it wasn't that taxing because I was not the one initiating conversations, and only adding to them intermittently. I made many acquaintances that way. I also read up a lot on and visually observed how great leaders across history ( including our own Prophet{sawa}, aimmah {ams} and ulama{rh & ha}) would conduct themselves publicly, and that really helped.
    I think being socially awkward is a blessing in disguise. Because you speak less, people are curious about what you have to say, and it gives you some gravitas. Also, when I speak among my own peers, my academic English and (somewhat) literary, bookwormish Urdu puts many people off, because I don't know the 'cool' lingo current among youth, but I don't mind it that much. Don't compromise on your standards just to get a bigger audience.
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to ali_fatheroforphans in Arabic Grammar   
    Salam,
    I'm very keen to learn Arabic Grammar because I have holidays now (free time )
    The benefit of learning Arabic grammer is that you'll be able to properly understand Quran when you recite the words inshallah and you'll appreciate it more. I'm planning to watch a series of lectures on the Medina Arabic book. The course is very popular and a lot of people apparently say that it has really improved their Arabic. The teacher is amazing judging from the lesson I watched.
    You can find the resources (English key and worksheets) here ---> http://www.learnarabic.info/p/references.html?m=1
    I thought I'll create this thread so users (those who are keen) can like update whenever they finish a lesson, in this way I'll stay motivated.
    @Husayni
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    AbdusSibtayn got a reaction from starlight in Being Socially Awkward   
    Assalamu alaikum ya ukhti,
    I have navigated around these challenges. I am socially awkward. I can't initiate conversations. Brothers and sisters on SC may think that I am very vocal and opinionated, but that is because I am typing all of the time from behind a screen. If I were to say this very thing in front of you, I would stammer and stutter atleast ten times.
    How did I overcome this fear of communicating with strangers? Things changed in university when I began to participate in class discussions, and others began to notice me. That was an opening. I participated in group conversations, where I began to talk about things I was confident about; it wasn't that taxing because I was not the one initiating conversations, and only adding to them intermittently. I made many acquaintances that way. I also read up a lot on and visually observed how great leaders across history ( including our own Prophet{sawa}, aimmah {ams} and ulama{rh & ha}) would conduct themselves publicly, and that really helped.
    I think being socially awkward is a blessing in disguise. Because you speak less, people are curious about what you have to say, and it gives you some gravitas. Also, when I speak among my own peers, my academic English and (somewhat) literary, bookwormish Urdu puts many people off, because I don't know the 'cool' lingo current among youth, but I don't mind it that much. Don't compromise on your standards just to get a bigger audience.
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    AbdusSibtayn reacted to ali_fatheroforphans in Exposing Imam Shaikh Brother Mohammad Tawhidi   
    Imam Tawhidi's poor academic record reflects his ignorance. 
    How can a drop out and failure be speaking on behalf of our religion? He has not even studied properly.
    It's like I muck around at uni, don't attend tutorials and workshops, skip lectures and do crap in the final exam.
    Gosh how stupid of the Australians who support him! May Allah give them aql!
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