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l'Optimiste

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    l'Optimiste got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Iranian Films   
    Oh I love Iranuan films. They used to have a channel on YouTube which disappeared overnight. It was called جام جم ٣ (Jam e Jam 3). It had complete religious as well as secular films and tv series (I'm partial to the secular). Jam e Jam 3 is actually a tv channel for Iranians living abroad so movies/TV are subtitled. Now you can find Jam e Jam 3 channel on the Iranian YouTube substitute, www.aparat.com.
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    l'Optimiste got a reaction from Hameedeh in Looking to move to Islamabad   
    Thank you for the replies! Not really a fan of golgape but good to know! Thank you, hameedeh (it's sister btw!) And thank you starlight, let's get in touch via PM.
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    l'Optimiste got a reaction from Kasif38@Gmail. Com in Niyaz Of Mola Mushkil Kusha   
    Welcome!
    As far as I know it's not very complicated. You just buy something (usually food) and distribute it in the name of Imam (as). Giving it to believers (momineen) may have greater sawab. You will be rewarded for spending money in the name of the Imam (as) and serving momineen at the same time, God willing.
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    l'Optimiste got a reaction from Husayni in Give a Ramadan Food Basket in Iraq   
    While most of us are planning our Iftar menus, there are people who have trouble getting together basic nutritious food items for their families.
    $25 ensures Iftar for a family of four for 15 days. 
    Donate generously to feed momin brothers and sisters.
    *I work for the NGO in charge of this, PM me any questions you might have.
    To donate, contact our rep in your area. Find a complete list at http://www.anwar-n.com/arb/RamadhanFoodBasket_2017.html
    Follow us on Facebook, we have different campaigns all year round: https://www.facebook.com/NajafyiaFoundation/ 
    Support the cause: Spread the message!

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    l'Optimiste got a reaction from Sirius_Bright in Give a Ramadan Food Basket in Iraq   
    While most of us are planning our Iftar menus, there are people who have trouble getting together basic nutritious food items for their families.
    $25 ensures Iftar for a family of four for 15 days. 
    Donate generously to feed momin brothers and sisters.
    *I work for the NGO in charge of this, PM me any questions you might have.
    To donate, contact our rep in your area. Find a complete list at http://www.anwar-n.com/arb/RamadhanFoodBasket_2017.html
    Follow us on Facebook, we have different campaigns all year round: https://www.facebook.com/NajafyiaFoundation/ 
    Support the cause: Spread the message!

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    l'Optimiste got a reaction from Mansur Bakhtiari in Give a Ramadan Food Basket in Iraq   
    While most of us are planning our Iftar menus, there are people who have trouble getting together basic nutritious food items for their families.
    $25 ensures Iftar for a family of four for 15 days. 
    Donate generously to feed momin brothers and sisters.
    *I work for the NGO in charge of this, PM me any questions you might have.
    To donate, contact our rep in your area. Find a complete list at http://www.anwar-n.com/arb/RamadhanFoodBasket_2017.html
    Follow us on Facebook, we have different campaigns all year round: https://www.facebook.com/NajafyiaFoundation/ 
    Support the cause: Spread the message!

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    l'Optimiste got a reaction from starlight in Give a Ramadan Food Basket in Iraq   
    While most of us are planning our Iftar menus, there are people who have trouble getting together basic nutritious food items for their families.
    $25 ensures Iftar for a family of four for 15 days. 
    Donate generously to feed momin brothers and sisters.
    *I work for the NGO in charge of this, PM me any questions you might have.
    To donate, contact our rep in your area. Find a complete list at http://www.anwar-n.com/arb/RamadhanFoodBasket_2017.html
    Follow us on Facebook, we have different campaigns all year round: https://www.facebook.com/NajafyiaFoundation/ 
    Support the cause: Spread the message!

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    l'Optimiste reacted to gerashi_mp in Whatsapp Group for Arabic Latimiya translation help   
    Salam Aleykom. I can help with pleasure. I'm of the second category
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    l'Optimiste reacted to Qa'im in Could you marry him?   
    Tell her to check herself before she wrecks herself. (sic)
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    l'Optimiste got a reaction from starlight in Reckless Spouse   
    I'd advise caution before making subjective statements like the bold part. While I can see you are being open minded and supportive, you have not been in his place. As someone who has been through something similar, it is not quite so cut and dry as all that. Sometimes we do our best to get to know a person before marrying them, take our time, dot all our i's and cross all our t's - and this still happens. 
     
    Ditto for Reckless Spouse 'making a mistake'. Again, as someone who's been through something similar (if not the same), I wouldn't characterize my choices as mistakes. Not the choice to be with such a person, and not the choice to separate (if that choice can even be characterized a choice).
     
    On a digressive note, I think threads like these are testament to the significance of SC extending beyond an online forum; this one basically documented a major part of Reckless Spouse's life journey. I realize this thread is over a year old, and the OP might not even still be here, but I am very curious how it ended. 
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    l'Optimiste got a reaction from reckless.spouse in Reckless Spouse   
    I'd advise caution before making subjective statements like the bold part. While I can see you are being open minded and supportive, you have not been in his place. As someone who has been through something similar, it is not quite so cut and dry as all that. Sometimes we do our best to get to know a person before marrying them, take our time, dot all our i's and cross all our t's - and this still happens. 
     
    Ditto for Reckless Spouse 'making a mistake'. Again, as someone who's been through something similar (if not the same), I wouldn't characterize my choices as mistakes. Not the choice to be with such a person, and not the choice to separate (if that choice can even be characterized a choice).
     
    On a digressive note, I think threads like these are testament to the significance of SC extending beyond an online forum; this one basically documented a major part of Reckless Spouse's life journey. I realize this thread is over a year old, and the OP might not even still be here, but I am very curious how it ended. 
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    l'Optimiste reacted to Marbles in Interview The Person Below   
    Thank God.
    Which language do you fancy to learn?
    If I were them I'd sue Ms Rowling.
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    l'Optimiste got a reaction from AnaAmmar1 in Help Us Serve Rice To Walking Zuwwar This Arbaeen!   
    By the charity under Grand Ayatollah Shaikh Basheer al Najafy..
    An initiative to distribute rice bags this Arbaeen to mawakib owners on the way from Najaf to Karbala..
    Take part in this journey of love.
    Contact representatives in most major countries (flyers at https://m.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.994893863860374.1073741828.536599279689837&type=3)
    OR
    pay online at walktokarbala.com.
    Receipts available upon request.

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    l'Optimiste got a reaction from insearchoflight in Help Us Serve Rice To Walking Zuwwar This Arbaeen!   
    By the charity under Grand Ayatollah Shaikh Basheer al Najafy..
    An initiative to distribute rice bags this Arbaeen to mawakib owners on the way from Najaf to Karbala..
    Take part in this journey of love.
    Contact representatives in most major countries (flyers at https://m.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.994893863860374.1073741828.536599279689837&type=3)
    OR
    pay online at walktokarbala.com.
    Receipts available upon request.

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    l'Optimiste got a reaction from Chaotic Muslem in Various Languages Translation Help - 2 Pages   
    Oh but a Danish translation would be great too, Ali. Could I count on you for it?
    Turkish and Azeri done. :) Thank you!! May Imam Hussain (as) reward you all.
    Also, if anyone can think of other languages they would be so kind as to render their services in, we could definitely use them.
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    l'Optimiste got a reaction from Chaotic Muslem in Various Languages Translation Help - 2 Pages   
    Salam Alykum!
    The folks at WalktoKarbala.com are looking for volunteers who would be so kind as to translate their walking guide (http://walktokarbala.com/walking-guide/). It's barely two pages and a sawab jaria opportunity! :)
    The languages they need to be translated into are German, Azerbaijani, Farsi, Spanish, Indonesian, Bengali, Turkish, Gujrati.
    Interested? Please pm me. Thank you, and have a nice day!
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    l'Optimiste reacted to Ruq in Conflicts In The College Cafe. Women Only Please.   
    Ouch!
     
    Any more gossip information available on the aforesaid event and proceeding developments?
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    l'Optimiste reacted to -Enlightened in Visually Impaired Muslims   
    Salaam
     
    welcome to the forum! 
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    l'Optimiste reacted to babagrr in Visually Impaired Muslims   
    Assallaamu alaykum,
     
    As a visually impaired Muslim, I am interested in connecting with others who are also visually impaired or blind.
     
    I would like to know what kind of material is available for youngsters and adults regarding Shia Islam; in accessible formats?
     
    I have studied at an institution for the blind and can read and write Arabic Braille quite fluently.
     
    Any useful responses would be appreciated.
     
    Thanks and peace to all.
    Salaams.
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    l'Optimiste reacted to Christianlady in Speaking With A Non-Mahram, Non Muslims Womens   
    Salam/Peace Rowdybillo,
     
    One of the things that has greatly impressed me about some (not all because not all do this) Muslim men is that many strive to not lust after women who are not their wives. That is very important and very admirable, and does glorify God. :)
     
    I have met Muslim male friends who do not shake my hand, and that's fine. I'm not a big fan of shaking hands myself. I am a hugger, but I have learned that it's not a good idea to hug a Muslim man, since it makes him really uncomfortable.
     
    Some Muslim men, mostly from other cultures, don't look me in the eyes. That is a cultural thing, which in my culture means being scared but I learned that in many Muslim cultures, it means modesty and not lusting. So, it's fine not to shake hands or look in a Western woman's eyes.
     
    I've never met a devout Muslim man who refused to talk with me though. Most strive to "revert" me, which again I have no problem with, seeing as how I know they want to save Non-Muslims from the eternal torture they believe awaits us. One Muslim friend used to scold me for my clothes until I became serious about my beliefs.
     
    Basically, the following are rules I have for talking with Muslim men in the workplace and in town. 
     
    Maybe if you want, you could reverse them for rules for talking with Non-Muslim women?
     
    1. Don't be alone with a Muslim man. 
    2. Make sure to talk in public, not in private.
    3. Don't try to make eye contact unless the Muslim man understands eye contact is not being flirty and is a friend who has no problem with my culture and eye contact.
    4. Be modest.
    5. Don't touch him at all, not even his hand.
    6. Be respectful.
    7. It is best to talk more with Muslim women face to face than with Muslim men.
     
    Peace and God bless you
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    l'Optimiste reacted to ireallywannaknow in The Nicest Things Someone's Said To You   
    "I'm so proud of you"
     
    It's a tricky one. When some people say it, it annoys me, frustrates me, angers me. I don't want them to be proud of me, they don't deserve to be proud of me.
     
    But when certain other people say, I feel so validated, appreciated, noticed. 
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    l'Optimiste reacted to Ruq in Was Imam Married To Another While With Fatima (As)   
    Would it be a problem is he(as) had been?
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    l'Optimiste got a reaction from apofomysback in Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]   
    The quality of my relationship with many people improves the further away I am from them.
    I wonder what that means.
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    l'Optimiste reacted to Reza in Are There Any Sincere Females Left?   
    ^Man, final exam stress must be getting to you. 
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    l'Optimiste reacted to notme in Being A Female   
    Some men, not all men.
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