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  1. In the previous post I talked about the first step of Satan, and now we are going to see what is the second one which is taken before committing sins as well. I'm almost sure that you have experienced this mutual feeling that sins seem very small and unimportant before committing them. This is another trick that helps Satan to encourage people to sin. This method is completed when he adopts the policy of making sins big after they are done. They look so big that you feel they are unforgivable. This is absolutely against what he does before guilt. By this way he is able to make believers disappointed which is the most dangerous sin itself…
  2. Satan the great master of beautification! Have you ever bought things that you don’t need just because of tempting advertisements? If so, be aware that Satan is selling guilt's to people daily just by making them beautiful in human beings eye. The poor sinner finds it out when the bad job is done and it's so clear that it doesn’t worth the bad feeling coming after! So most of the times, the first step that Satan takes is beautification, and the best way to confront it is to keep in mind that guilt's are not as good as what they seem to be…
  3. Have you ever heard Satan saying "Do it only once, or once again and then make a repentance!" It's an old trick of his, but let's not let it work anymore! This trick teaches us how to confront Satan with the same method! Whenever you are tempted to do a bad deed just imagine that you want to leave it once in your life, not anymore. Surprisingly you will find that not committing sins gets easier and easier. It's like that you set short term goals that are really more achievable.
  4. Salam to all those brothers and sisters who felt that my post was satanic! I was really surprised seeing that how good my sentences could be misunderstood!!!It is extremely clear that Satan is not going to be taken as a symbol by us! The point is that we can learn some positive points when we observe his life and the way he deceives believers. As you see the last sentence is: "If only we could be determined like him but in good deeds… " It clearly shows that we are not going to obey Satan in his guilt and mistakes…
  5. Learn from Satan! How does it feel to take some ethical lessons from Satan?!Now we are going to take him as a shining example instead of learning some lessons from his mistakes! there are some interesting points about Satan that make him successful in many cases that he wants to deceive human beings… 1. Satan is very ambitious in his bad aims! He never gets tired of misleading people while we feel depressed when our attempts result in failure. If only we could be determined like him but in good deeds… Being thankful to Satan, God willing I ll continue this post to introduce this great teacher to believers!
  6. thank you for the post
  7. It all started when a friend of mine kept saying "You don’t know how much bad I am!" .I just didn’t know how stop him thinking this way, while I knew he was wrong… One night, something interesting came into my head. I asked him: "do you know who is a professional bad?!" "No! "He replied with open and surprised eyes! "He is a sinner who thinks he is good!!" I explained: when somebody ignores the feeling of being bad for a whole life, evil gets good for him. It is then that one can't distinguish between evil and good, that’s why he doesn't want to make Tawbah anymore! Maybe that was the first time he felt good after a long time!
  8. “A professional is a man who can do his job when he doesn't feel like it. An amateur is a man who can't do his job when he does feel like it” James agate, a British novelist Do you wait to feel like it?!Looking forward for an event to happen and push you, is something that will never take place! This is what I call it supermanism! This moment can be a turning point in your life. If you do it now, next time you are more likely to overcome it and after a while when you became a professional, you don’t need to be in the mood for it anymore. Then you will just do it! Has the superman come? Never, you've become your own superman. This is how professionals feel… For a long time my superman was a dream of someone who asks me to get good, but he never came! Then I waited for an old teacher who takes my hand and removes all the obstacles in front, but I just waited! Everything starts when YOU start taking the first steps, then you can see further, this is how improvement happens…
  9. Have you ever heard that if you put a frog in the cold water in a pot, and heat it gradually, when the water boils, the frog dies but doesn’t jump out to rescue itself! The reason is that the temperature changes little by little so the poor frog gets used to it and doesn’t understand its killing it! The problem begins when we think that we think enough, but we don't! The way I see it, everyone s brain has an autopilot system, but the only thing about it is that it's too difficult to turn it off. It's called habit. When we like something we just do it and after a while it becomes a habit and it runs itself, so you don’t feel that you need to think about it. The only time the pilot wakes up, is when it crashes into a mountain! Set the alarm clock before you fall asleep! If you get used to reconsider your habits, it works like an alarm clock and it will wake you up even if you are in the habit of doing something. Find your alarm clock. A frank friend or a big mirror, it doesn’t matter. Find something that wakes you up.
  10. Ayatollah Sistani: 351. A person enters the state of Janabat in two ways: 1. Sexual intercourse 2. Discharge of semen, while sleeping or when awake, little or more, with lust or otherwise, voluntarily or involuntarily.
  11. These are from Ayatollah Sistanis Risaalah: 351. A person enters the state of Janabat in two ways: 1. Sexual intercourse 2. Discharge of semen, while sleeping or when awake, little or more, with lust or otherwise, voluntarily or involuntarily. 366. There are two methods of performing Ghusls, bothWajib and Mustahab. Tartibi (Sequential) Irtimasi (By submerging the whole body). Tarteebi (sequential Bath) 367. In this method, a person should first make a niyyat for Ghusl. Thereafter one should first wash one's head and neck, and thereafter the remaining parts of one's body. It is better that one washes the right part of the body first and then the left part. Irtimasi "bath by immersion method" 373. Ghusl by way of Irtimasi is either carried out instantly or gradually. If the Ghusl of Irtimasi is to be done at one instance, then water must reach all parts of the body at one time. However, it is not necessary that the whole body be submerged in water from the very beginning of Ghusl. If a part of the body is outside, and is later submerged with the niyyat of Ghusl, it will be deemed in order. Wasalaam
  12. Salaam How many people are able to find that kind of teachers you mean?! Otherwise its OK to pray without concentration?
  13. You're right, I have noticed too that some people are really different and their faces are beautiful in a spiritual way, and I'm almost sure that I'm not making mistake. But I think although this is something clear, you cannot prove it to anyone who doubts .and also no one can measure it, and there is no criterion to show the quantity of it. Based on this fact that "Noor" and quantity of it cannot be proven, it's not a reliable way to judge people on the basis of it. Although it's not what you asked, I think it’s a good opportunity to talk about this kind of questions and what makes us ask them… When I read your question it reminded me of a great scholars quotation. when a person asked him why we don't reach to a high level of "Irfan" he answered: "Because you do good deeds for getting to a great level, not because you are Allah's slaves…" This sentence is really great I think.it shows that one should do everything just for the sake of Allah, not even for the results that Allah gives as rewards. Additionally, I've seen many with a really good spirituality but with a very ordinary face, and also not so good people with faces that are considered with a lot of "Noor"! Anyway I suppose it's better not to think about these issues a lot, instead we should try to read Ahadith that introduce signs of true followers. For example it has been narrated that one of Mumen signs is praying fifty one Rakats during the day, or the other is reading Arbaien Ziarah and etc…
  14. So nice of you all to help me with your advice...
  15. Salaam brothers and sisters I think you have faced the same problem.How can I control my mind when I'm praying?!Sometimes it really gets difficult. I need some practical advice... Thank you
  16. Salaam dear brother To answer your question thoroughly, I should mention that about men Hijab we have three issues: 1) What is the obligatory limit of men Hijab for praying? 2) What parts of men body can women look at? 3) What is the minimum Hijab of a man in front of women? For prayers, a man has to cover only his private parts. This is what you can find in Ayatollah Sistani's Risaalah: 796. While offering prayers, a man should cover his private parts even if no one is looking at him, and preference is that he should also cover his body from the navel up to the knee. But when it comes to women duty, it cannot be compared with what was mentioned in the first two questions: 2440. It is haraam for a woman to look at the body of Non-Mahram man, except places which are customarily not covered, like, his face, hands, head, neck and feet. Even when a man is not praying, he should only cover his private parts, however, women cannot look at parts that are covered customarily. العروة الوثقی،کتاب النکاح (مسالة 51):لا یجب علی الرجال التستر و ان کان یحرم علی النساء النظر.نعم حال الرجال بالنسبة الی العورة حال النساء. Al-orwah Al-vuthqa, Nikaah chapter: 51: It is not obligatory for men to cover their body, but about the private parts their duty is like women(they should cover them) In terms of men Hijab, some Marjas have different points of view, but what was mentioned is Ayatollah Sistani's idea. For example some believe that men should cover parts that men cover customarily. Obviously having the most perfect Hijab is highly recommended for Muslims and this is only the minimum of it, which is the first step of being a true believer.
  17. Salaam brother To make clear what brothers mentioned, I'd say: Regarding your question, we have four issues that should be separated exactly: 1) Can we pray in clothes that have become najis by semen? 2) Is sweat of a jonob person najis? 3) Does it make difference when you are jonub by a Haram act? Since the answers of all three questions are negative, you should only wash your clothes when semen gets on them or makes them najis, otherwise there is no problem to pray in such clothes. 4) Knowing the fact that this sweat is not najis, can we pray in clothes that a jonub person has sweated in them? yes, we can, but it's better not to pray in such clothes. Here is a reference to Ayatollah Sistanis risaalah: 118. The perspiration of a person who enters the state of Janabat by haraam act is Pak, but on the basis of recommended precaution, Namaz should not be offered with that sweat. (wasalam)
  18. Salaam brother Reading the question shared by you, I remembered faces of many friends of mine, who were caught in the same situation...especially the last one, who said that he had totally given up and had the same bad feeling. I don't know how to make this break up easy for you, but I have something that may help to analyse this bad feeling. You know, this feeling comes when one thinks that he or she has become bad. This can be true, but the point is as long as you find yourself bad, it means you are still good!!! Only a professional bad says that I'm good. When you believe that you have made a mistake, it means your soul is still alive and clean enough to understand bad and good. This comes in handy especially when you get hopeless and upset, which is the biggest obstacle for solving your problem. Keep in mind that efforts and struggles of a believer are always present before Allah...
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