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Pearl178

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    Pearl178 got a reaction from habib e najjaar in Death of the Shi'i Intellectual Pt1 - Akhbarism   
    Looking forward to this. May Allah give this project tawfeeq
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    Pearl178 got a reaction from Waseem162 in RIP Fidel   
    "I began the revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I would do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and a plan of action." Fidel. 
    Reminds me of Imam Hussains revolution, with only 72 men. 
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    Pearl178 got a reaction from Hameedeh in Thinking Positive   
    Beautiful!
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    Pearl178 reacted to beardedbaker in Death of the Shi'i Intellectual Pt1 - Akhbarism   
    Insha'Allah, will be easier with your du'aa to find the time, energy and motivation.. 
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    Pearl178 got a reaction from beardedbaker in Death of the Shi'i Intellectual Pt1 - Akhbarism   
    Looking forward to this. May Allah give this project tawfeeq
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    Pearl178 got a reaction from rkazmi33 in When you're an Introvert   
    I have been feeling like this for a while now too. I never used to be an introvert. I had 10 groups of different friends and I was always out  socialising , always the life of every gatherings. 
    But since last year , I've suddenly just become so reclusive. I can't be around people, I feel so uncomfortable in big groups, I hate the idea of going out of the house unless I really need to, I get so so anxious when I'm in crowded places and I just generally don't wanna be around anyone except my parents and siblings. Of course, this is impossible because I don't want to end up hurting my friends and socialising is inevitable. But I honestly do think there is something wrong with me because my level of uncomfort is abnormal and is starting to scare me. 
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    Pearl178 got a reaction from notme in When you're an Introvert   
    I have been feeling like this for a while now too. I never used to be an introvert. I had 10 groups of different friends and I was always out  socialising , always the life of every gatherings. 
    But since last year , I've suddenly just become so reclusive. I can't be around people, I feel so uncomfortable in big groups, I hate the idea of going out of the house unless I really need to, I get so so anxious when I'm in crowded places and I just generally don't wanna be around anyone except my parents and siblings. Of course, this is impossible because I don't want to end up hurting my friends and socialising is inevitable. But I honestly do think there is something wrong with me because my level of uncomfort is abnormal and is starting to scare me. 
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    Pearl178 reacted to baradar_jackson in Hamza Yusuf and Black Lives Matter   
    Just wanna clarify something regarding Hamza Yusuf's comments.
     
    Although overall I agree with br Qaim and HH, I don't think it's entirely true to suggest that none of the killings are racially motivated. Although it is true that cops are killing more whites than blacks, they kill more blacks proportionate to the population. 
     
    It is a matter of unchecked power. The American public is far too trusting of authority, and this skews the judgement of jurors. A jury will never convict a cop, period. If the guy on the other side of the trigger is black, this only serves to embolden the jury's trust in the cop.
     
    BLM are led by a pair of dykes, are funded by Soros, and are in general a bunch of nuts. Every time I see someone defend them it makes me want to jump into a flame oven. But that does not mean all of what Mr. Yusuf said is correct, even if much of it was.
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    Pearl178 reacted to Haji 2003 in Hamza Yusuf and Black Lives Matter   
    I thought I may have missed it, but a quick word search showed no reference to this factor, so I thought I'd mention the role of music.
    In addition to all the other issues that Bro Qa'im identifies that afflict Black American culture, their heavy involvement with music in all respects must be a factor contributing to the situation in which they find themselves.
    Obviously I take the view that all music is wrong. But even if we go along with a non-Muslim set of values, it's possible to identify research which shows that some of the music to which black people listen can have a negative impact:
    http://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1030&context=psychology_honors
     
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    Pearl178 reacted to Sumerian in Hamza Yusuf and Black Lives Matter   
    What does what I said have to do with Da'wah? My post has nothing to do with religious preaching and preaching against sin.
    All I said is that Muslims shouldn't be involved in liberal vs conservative battles. 
    Pro-police vs pro-BLM is another one of these useless issues that Muslims don't need to be into. IMO
    I believe isolation from politics is a good thing for Muslims in the West in the current time. Don't you?
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    Pearl178 got a reaction from Mansur Bakhtiari in The problem with moderation   
    Off topic, but this reminds me of when some people say 'Islam is a moderate religion' to make excuses for some cultural habits that are actually haram (like shaking hands with male cousins/non mehrams). 
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    Pearl178 got a reaction from Hameedeh in RIP Fidel   
    "I began the revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I would do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and a plan of action." Fidel. 
    Reminds me of Imam Hussains revolution, with only 72 men. 
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    Pearl178 reacted to Qa'im in Friends of the Mahdi   
    Did you read the whole article?
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    Pearl178 reacted to Son of Placid in RIP Fidel   
    I don't really remember the onset of Castro, but I was 4 during the Bay of Pigs invasion, which was the all American heros going in to free the people from this tyrant. There is a report out now says Castro killed more Cubans in three years than Hitler killed Germans in six. That would be around the 600,000 mark. Interestingly enough the Cuban population grew 500,000 in the first three years of Castro, which is tremendously significant for a country only nearing 7 million, so there's no use listening to American opinion about him. The "never speak of" invasion was a bigger embarrassment than the Vietnam war. 
    The people in Florida cheered his death because they saw the worst of a revolution, escaped as refugees, and told horrible stories to their children. Those in Cuba mourned because they lost the leader that "freed" them from an American oppression. During a revolution enemies are killed afar, and up close. No leader during a revolution can afford treason nor distraction. Bad things happen.
    I visited cuba a few years back. The people are equally poor, but everybody is fed, everybody gets an education. The standard of living is far below what we know, but they don't. They are, for the most part happy, decently dressed, and friendly. I didn't know what to expect going to a communist country, but didn't see anything that would lead me to believe they weren't as free as the rest of us...with less debt. Matter of fact, the only difference I noticed between Cuba and Mexico was they didn't stamp my passport. (in case I travelled to the US in the future).
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    Pearl178 got a reaction from Auriba in RIP Fidel   
    "I began the revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I would do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and a plan of action." Fidel. 
    Reminds me of Imam Hussains revolution, with only 72 men. 
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    Pearl178 got a reaction from beardedbaker in RIP Fidel   
    "I began the revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I would do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and a plan of action." Fidel. 
    Reminds me of Imam Hussains revolution, with only 72 men. 
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    Pearl178 reacted to baradar_jackson in RIP Fidel   
    I haven't read the comments but I have an inkling as to what was expressed.
     
    Just for everyone's knowledge:
     
    Right now is 2016. Cuba's revolution happened in 1959. It was a very different world.
     
    There were many movements at that point in time (particularly in Asia, Africa, and Latin America) which were neither atheistic nor anti-religious whatsoever, which because of the magnetic forces of the time (in other words: because of the political necessity of relying on the USSR for military and economic support), ended up falling under the greater umbrella of what we call "communist" or socialist movements.
     
    If we want to see what happens in those cases where such a movement does not lean on the USSR, just look at what happened in Chile with Allende.
     
    Moreover, although we obviously have our own ideology, at the same time we must recognize that other people who are in completely different situations, are not even in the position to know about our ideology, let alone make the choice to follow it or not. Do we really expect someone like Fidel to fight his revolution in the name of giving the power to the just, pious faqih? This just doesn't make sense. And if we are going to dismiss people so easily, then why did our Prophet not do the same with the ruler of Abyssinia?
     
    We have to think about these things and reflect on them deeply.
     
    Cuba before 1959 was, literally and figuratively, a giant brothel. It was prostituting itself both literally and figuratively. It was the place where American corporations acted with impunity and a place where American soldiers could "have a little fun." It was a place where the well-to-do could live a life of luxury unimaginable to most people, while the poor were treated like dogs. Fidel not only uprooted this cancerous foreign influence but also made his country much more just and equitable. These things have value. We respect these things.
     
    So to summarize:
     
    Was Fidel nominally a communist? Yes. Does that mean he is completely dismissible? No.
     
    And when assessing a leader who comes from a totally different context than us, we cannot just measure his beliefs against ours and dismiss him outright. That kind of mentality is what leads to Shias rejecting Bashar al-Assad simply because of his madhab.
     
    We know from the example of our Prophets and Imams that it is very important to find common ground with others. There is a lot to like about Fidel. He was brave, just, and did a lot of good for his people. Ideologically, obviously we have differences but at the same time we have to understand that in his time and in his country, there was no other path to take. And quite admirably, he pursued it in his own style. He didn't do everything like the Soviets would do. Who knows, maybe if he were in a later era, he would be praying for the return of Imam Mahdi while sitting next to an uncomfortable Mahmoud Abbas. It's a possibility.
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    Pearl178 reacted to beardedbaker in RIP Fidel   
    Can't wait for the day I see Muslims' jaws drop when they see atheists the likes of Commandante Fidel surpass them into Paradise. 
    Really looking forward to that day. 
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    Pearl178 got a reaction from zeesh_ali110 in Sisters-Choose The God-Fearing Man   
    God-fearing men are real men. The rest are sissies. 
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    Pearl178 got a reaction from yasahebalzaman.313 in Sisters-Choose The God-Fearing Man   
    God-fearing men are real men. The rest are sissies. 
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    Pearl178 got a reaction from DigitalUmmah in Sisters-Choose The God-Fearing Man   
    @DigitalUmmah If a woman desires a religious man, this already says a lot about her. Look around you and see what women nowadays fall for, 'bad boy' type personas because 'oh they're so cool and religious ones are so backwards.' Btw, religious doesn't necessarily mean growing a beard to the knees or spending day and night in the mosque, religion is akhlaaq first before anything else. 
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    Pearl178 reacted to DigitalUmmah in Sisters-Choose The God-Fearing Man   
    I'm not bragging about how much of a bad boy I am....but one time, I pulled the USB stick out of my PC without it being safe for it to eject. 
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    Pearl178 got a reaction from Soldiers and Saffron in Sisters-Choose The God-Fearing Man   
    @DigitalUmmah If a woman desires a religious man, this already says a lot about her. Look around you and see what women nowadays fall for, 'bad boy' type personas because 'oh they're so cool and religious ones are so backwards.' Btw, religious doesn't necessarily mean growing a beard to the knees or spending day and night in the mosque, religion is akhlaaq first before anything else. 
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    Pearl178 reacted to Qa'im in Sisters-Choose The God-Fearing Man   
    Ya Amir al-Mu'mineen ...
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    Pearl178 got a reaction from notme in Sisters-Choose The God-Fearing Man   
    God-fearing men are real men. The rest are sissies. 
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