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In the Name of God بسم الله

Salman Haqiqi

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  1. There is no duality between the two choices. It is true that all lives matter and nobody argues about that, but right now the fraction of all lives that is endangered and oppressed is the black lives fraction. Imagine that something threatens the health of your hand. You need to draw the attention of your relatives; and so you say "Care about my hand's health!" Would anyone argue that you should tell everyone to care about all of your body's health and not just the hand?
  2. Coming back from the dead :)

    Long time no see, brothers.

  3. I do not have that much influence in Sunni-Shia forums but this is picture that I received a few days back and it might help. And the same photo and more is found in this link: http://rafidayn.com/2016/06/08/بالصور-عناصر-الحشد-الشعبي-العراقي-وهم/
  4. What does "night" mean? Does it start from sunset or later? Did the Arab at the time of the Prophet comprehend the same meaning from "Layl" that we do from "night"? Is the verse explained further by the Holy Prophet and his successors or not? These are all the factors that make a difference in fatwas, and make it more complicated than just following the Qur'an.
  5. Actually I heard some time before that the Holy Prophet (S) prayed salaat al-layl with breaks in between, in this way: He would wake up, make wudhu and pray two rak'ahs and then he would sleep; then he would wake up, make a new wudhu and pray another two; and so on. Not that it matters much, but the correct transliteration is: Salaat al-Shaf' and Salaat al-Vatr
  6. By the way, this article gives you good reason for fasting from a non-Muslim's point of view. It is disappointing at first but it gets more promising as you read on http://www.webmd.com/diet/is_fasting_healthy However, I believe that we must perform our religious duties because God wants us to, not because they are healthy. That is more like being the servant of God, rather than being the servants of our own bodies!
  7. I found this on Farsi social media. It is not exactly a scientific reason to fast, but it can help. "Tell those who ask you why you fast in such long days while no doctor approves it that it is approved by a doctor who helps you out when no other doctors can!"
  8. It is fine for me! Wanna use my computer? LOL
  9. Your thoughts are good; but regarding the different responses you got, you need to consider a point (and you probably have, but just in case) Your dilemma is constituted of two premises: Minor premise: giving morphine to/drawing blood from patients hastens their death. Major premise: to hasten someone's death is impermissible. In the two marja's' response, they only considered the major premise, and left the minor premise on you to figure out. On the other hand in the non-Muslim forum some of the responses included the minor premise as well. Say, if there is no harm in draw
  10. What I think is that homosexualtiy is a disease caused by social malfunctions in a society where sexual freedom is too much. In a society with too little sexual freedom people might turn to homosexual intercourse just to quench their thirst but they will never lose attraction to the other gender. In a society with too much sexual freedom, however, sexual sharpness of the opposite gender is blunted. Sexual intercourses become duller everyday to the point that some of the sexually weak people will think that they never had an attraction toward the opposite gender. Other people will look for othe
  11. What I think is that in English, God is different from god! The word god, with lowercase, is any deity worshiped, one or more, true or false. But then we have a god which is the only, and the true god, He is the uppercase God. It is a god that polytheists do not have. But monotheistic religions share the same god and all of them call Him الله in Arabic, God in English. That is probably why we see in Surat Al Imran verse 64 that we have to call the people of the book to the common god we all share. It is not Muslim Allah and Christian God; it is the same word for all. So it is probably okay if
  12. If you simply skip the niyyah of the fast, there will be no fast. Like a normal day when you do not find anything to eat or drink!
  13. You don't even need that if you do not want to fast. Not eating is necessary for fasting, but eating is not necessary for not fasting! Get it?
  14. As far as I understand! You can look at Bihar in case you found a copy. Mine is online but needs subscription. It is here http://www.noorlib.ir/View/en/Book/BookView/Image/11145 if you could sign up. Solution: you can ask the person to bring a chain of transmitter, and if he failed ...
  15. Well, I don't think that GOD wants us to have only the intention and refrain from taking any action. He has given us brains to think and muscles to move. We believe in Him through reason, and move towards the truth through His guidance. But what if we just believe in Him and then ignore His guidance? In Qur'an we always find "آمنوا" (believe) and "عملوا الصالحات" (do good) come together just to say that there is no point in mere belief without action.
  16. I really want to know where you are from. It is different from place to place. You can tell a boy in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, and other countries which practice the rules of Hijab to stay clean and distract yourself. But for a boy from, say, France, US, Spain, and the likes which are filled with indecently clothed women is just next to impossible to distract themselves. You tell him to go to the gym and play sports? What happens when walks out, and with all those other sports players who have their friends with them? Almost impossible! You must first tell where you live and what the
  17. The hadith is pretty different from what you wrote, but the point of the Holy Prophet's divorcing her is present in the source. However, the hadith lacks a chain of transmitters. That is to say we do not know who and from where acquired this hadith. It starts with these words: "Wa qila" (And it is said). So we do not know who and from what source narrates these words. Still, al-Allamah al-Majlisi narrated these types of hadiths because he found them in sources which were connected to Shia in someway, for the reason of preserving the legacy. Conclusion: no, it is not a reliable hadit
  18. It is funny how those people justify the nuke attack on Japan killing innocent women and children who may even have disagreed with those crimes, just because it stopped those criminals from continuing, and then they come and accuse Iran for "human right violations" because they executed drug traffickers and murderers.
  19. According to our Imam, Imam Mahdi AjF, we have to refer to the transmitters of their narrations when new issues come up. Of course, nobody needs to do taqleed to understand that Salaat is mandatory, or injustice is forbidden. But more than 90 percent of the issues are more difficult to figure out. Minute details of Salaat, Wudhu and Ghusl, the important rulings regarding correct and incorrect trades, when and how much of our income must be paid to Imams, and the borders and boundaries of social interactions such as friendship, marriage and family are only some example of the much complic
  20. The problem exist, no doubt about that. We talk about it as Iranian religious people as well. It is even worse in Iranian cinema. The problem is rooted, I think, in the generation of artists raised in the years prior to the Islamic Revolution. Before the revolution, religious people refrained from engaging in artistic activities, which were mostly perverted in some way. After the Revolution the previous artists were left in charge, but were given boundaries in which they had to work and create art. They even held their position in Art Schools. So the process of bending toward Islamic val
  21. I think there is a good solution for this problem. You could start reading one verse of Quran after each prayer. That is five verses every day, which is almost nothing. But think of it this way: if you do not read that one verse, you will end up with exactly nothing. The good part of this plan is that it is easy to get used to. Just download a Quran app on your phone, and have a shortcut to it on your homescreen. This will take 60-100 seconds of your time. Then read the translation, and think about the verse, until the next time you perform a prayer. If you keep this habit goin
  22. Answers are clear here. Yes, his mother was a descendant of St. Simon, (Sham'un). But to get a good grasp on the whole story, I suggest everyone to watch this admirable, adorable, animated movie, if you could find it. (I watched in Farsi, and it was great!) http://www.princessofromemovie.com/?lang=en
  23. Actually you do not need to stay on the safe side. If you are not certain about the number, you just do the least number. If for example you are not sure about Salaat for 1000 days or 1100 days, just do 1000 and that should suffice. You do not need to keep an order, but between Dhuhr/Asr and Maghrib/'Isha prayers of a day. So, you can just start from the Subh prayers and then go for Dhuhr and then Asr, and so on. Just do not do Asr prayer before Dhuhr, or Isha before Maghrib. I think our brother meant that you can only do the mandatory parts of the prayers, skipping Qunut, and
  24. This discussion is going on, and nobody is caring about this part of OP's basic argument: Who said that our hadiths were written after 100 years?! The sunni hadiths, of course, were written 90 years after the holy prophet, and with the help of Jews and greedy storytellers! Shi'i hadith, on the other hand, was nothing like that. Imam Ali (a) and Lady Fatima (s) had books. Imam Ali's was a complete tafseer, with all the hadiths of Holy Prophet, the reasons of revelation, the order of revelation, and related laws explained by the Holy Prophet. It was handed over through generations
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