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  1. Salamun alaykum There are two questions: first “what is the source of existence?” and second “what is the goal of existence?” We have no doubt that God is the source of universe and made it existence from non-existence. Yet here we do not want to enter that direction as you meant why does universe exist, instead of nothingness? The answer is the same answer of the goal of creation. There are, as you know, many narrations in this regard and this is the fundamental principle.
  2. in such discussions, first you should specify your concepts like: non-existence, nothing, something, non-existence of God and so on... then you should confine the scope of discussion to a specific argument and go throw that argument in a logical and philosophical way. we can not have philosophical discussion then mention our guesses...
  3. no. we have God and then its manifestations
  4. As a list: They surrounded the house of Ali and Fatima They threatened Ahl al-Bayt to leave their house and go to the mosque (Masjid) to give bay’at (allegiance) to Abu Bakr. Then they sat fire to the door Fatima went near the door to warn them Umar understood that Fatima is behind the door so kicked the door and Hit her by the door They invaded the house, impinged her against the wall by the door, broke her rib, and killed her unborn son “Muhsin”. They put a black rope around Ali’s neck and pulled him toward the mosque Lady Fatime tried to hold Ali and resist Umar ordered his slave, Qunfudh to hit her with a sheath … Each of these actions could cause her martyrdom…
  5. Salamun alaykum Brief answer: it is recommended Explanation: As it mentioned in a narration from the Prophet (s), the word Āmīn (Amen) means “O Lord, make it happened”. So Amin is a kind of praying and is recommended as we have in the Islamic tradition. It is repeatedly reported in the life and behavior of the Prophet (s) and Ahl al-Bayt (pbut) that they had uttered “Amin” after ending some Dua'as: 1. It is quoted from the Prophet in the Dua'a after Duhr prayer: اللّهُمَّ إنّي أسأَلُكَ موجِباتِ رَحمَتِكَ.. . اللّهُمَّ لا تَدَع لي ذَنبا إلاّ غَفَرتَهُ... ولا حاجَةً هِيَ لَكَ رِضا ولِيَ فيها صَلاحٌ إلاّ قَضَيتَها يا أرحَمَ الرّاحِمينَ آمينَ رَبَّ العالَمينَ. 2. It is quoted from Imam Sajjad in Sahifa Sajjadiyya: وزِدهُم بَصيرَةً في حَقّي و مَعرِفَةً بِفَضلي، حَتّى يَسعَدوا بي و أسعَدَ بِهِم، آمينَ رَبَّ العالَمينَ 3. Imam Saidq in the Dua'a of the month of Ramadan: وَاجعَلني مِمَّن كَتَبتَهُ في هذَا الشَّهرِ مِن حُجّاجِ بَيتِكَ الحَرامِ، المَبرورِ حَجُّهُمُ، المَغفورِ لَهُم ذَنبُهُم، المُتَقَبَّلِ عَمَلُهُم، آمينَ آمينَ آمينَ، رَبَّ العالَمينَ. But as you the ruling of Amin after Dua'a is different than saying Amin in the prayer after sura al-Fatiha.
  6. Salamun alaykum I have looked into the liturgies of salat but I did not find any special narration for the direction of eyes while we are saying the first Takbir. But as you know we have the general manner for the direction of eyes while standing and that is to look at the place of prostrations (Sujud). So we can deduce maybe that it is also recommended to look at your Turba (the place of Sujud) while saying the first Takbir. Anyway it is recommended and not obligation.
  7. Yes. You are right. We never have this right to generalize distinct ideas to all and I never did that. What I said was not about its people and culture neither. In 2005, there were 24,124,501 visitors to Turkey, who contributed $18.2 billion to Turkey's revenues and in 2011, Turkey attracted more than 31.5 million foreign tourists. But in 2015, tourism in Turkey has declined due to the political-economic crisis. As you know Turkey, nowadays, is a great supporter of Isis beside Saudi Arabia and Israel. They shoot down the Russian jet, while it was bombing Isis; they trained terrorist in the name of oppositions and sent them to Syria; they bought Syrian oil from Isis and helped Isis economy; the opened their borders for terrorists and also for Israeli officers; and so on and so forth. As the result I believe that going to Turkey in the present time means helping the government to support Isis and to kill innocent people and to destroy an Islamic culture in Syria.
  8. They way to talk shows that “you” belong to the age you mentioned. If you reread what I said you will (in sha Allah) notice that I never criticized the whole country and people or even the beauty of the country.
  9. It is better to visit other beautiful and religious places rather than the supporter of isis (Turkey)
  10. salamun alaykum The first man from companion who reached Medina was the prophet’s cousin, Abu Salama. Then after him, “Amir bin Rabi’a” with his wife “Layla bint Abu hashma” were the first family that migrated to Medina.
  11. Salamun alaykum I have selected some parts from Al-Mizan commentary for your question. As you mentioned, the Arabic pronoun “them” (used in “then presented them to angles”) is made for rational beings, those who have life, sense and understanding. So we can say that the “names” (or the named ones) were some living and sensible being who were hidden behind the curtain of the unseen. It follows that the knowledge given to Adam of their names was something totally different from what we understand from the knowledge of names. Merely knowing the names (in the sense known to us) has no distinction; otherwise, the angels too would have become equal to Adam in this respect as soon as they heard those names from Adam. Also, there would have been no distinction for Adam in such a knowledge. The angels could rightly complain to Allah that He taught those names to Adam, but kept angels in dark; and if He had taught them too, they would have been equal to Adam. So it was something deeper than merely knowing the names. However, it is clear that the knowledge of the names which the angels got after hearing them from Adam was not the same as Adam had got by teaching of Allah. They got the inferior knowledge of the names, but not the superior one which qualified Adam for vicegerency of Allah. And Adam deserved the vicegerency because he was given the knowledge of the names, and not because he informed the angels of those names. The above discourse leads us to believe that Adam was taught the names of the named ones in such a way that he clearly knew their reality and recognized their substantial existence; it was not merely knowing the semantic value of a noun. The named ones were substantial realities, the actual beings that were, at the same time, hidden behind the curtain of the unseen (secrets) of the heavens and the earth. This especial knowledge could be learnt only by an earthly human being, but was quite incomprehensible by a heavenly angel. The unseen of the heavens and the earth: It is a genitive case. Somewhere else this phrase may mean the unseen parts of the heavens and the earth. But in this verse, where Allah intends to demonstrate His perfect and comprehensive power, and to show the deficiency and incapability of the angels, it must mean a secret which is unseen to all the worlds, to all the heavens and the earth; an unseen beyond the sphere of the universe. If you look at all the particulars of this verse—that the names denotes generality, that the named ones were alive and had knowledge, and that they were unseen to the heavens and the earth—you will agree that it perfectly fits on the theme of the verse 51: 12, “And there is not a thing but with Us are the treasures of it and We do not send it down but in a known measure. Finally we can say that “the named ones” who were presented before the angels were sublime beings, who were well-protected by Allah, hidden in curtains of the unseen. He sent them down to the universe with their blessings and benefactions, and created all that is in the heavens and in the earth from their light and splendor. Although they had numerous identities, they were not different in their number or in their persons; whatever difference there was, it was in their ranks and grades (Al-Mizan (the commentary of Quran), Vol1, Page: 163)
  12. Also according to fatwa of Ayatullah Khamenei, it is not obligatory to pour water up to down.
  13. To those who come across these question: 1. Why and how these amounts of questions and suspicions have been developed in Sunni thoughts? 2. How can we answer all the questions for each Sunnis in a short period of time? These suspicions, obviously, are not produced at one go but through centuries. It was, initially, one single inquiry about the successor of The Prophet (pbuh). Dissimilar responses resulted in divergent approaches in Islamic teachings and understandings (I.e. Sunni and Shia); and the next disputes progressively raised. Just like two people who are walking along side; then one of them makes a little change as one degree in his direction. After one hour walking they are totally far away from each other, for they are diverging progressively. Likewise the arguments between Shia and Sunnis went on increasingly. Meanwhile, as these questions are not created suddenly, they could not be resolved overnight. Moreover, as we do not have enough time and energy to answer the issues and topics, we shall have a strategy. We should focus on the first fundamental question and the bedrock of the debate which is about the true successor of the holy prophet. If this question is fixed, all the further arguments will be gone. Therefore, as a strategy in front of Sunnis, we must deflect discussion form similar questions to the main topic. On the other hand, we are to work on the issue of Imamat not to be ignorant of the evidences.
  14. Salaam to all Spreading rumors with no evidence will take 5 minutes but a scholar should put hours to answer each line. We also can simply rewrite some of these lines and change it from “Shia” to “Sunnis”, then they should go explore their books, put hours, and answer those absurd clams. This is following doubts: إِنْ يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلاَّ الظَّنَّ وَ إِنْ هُمْ إِلاَّ يَخْرُصُون They are not following but conjectures and they are not but lying. (6:116) They verse shows that whoever follows this doubts, he is lying about other. If they are stating the truth then initially it is their duties to bring evidence; and then ours to bring answers and refutations. Bear in mind that they are spreading these absurd rumors to waste our time and energy. Yet we are to give them an appropriate answer to some of their main clams to show that we are at the right path and we have evidence from Rasullalah to do so. Thanks.
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