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  1. (bismillah) The son of Mary [a] was similarly denied, by his enemies, from fulfilling one aspect of his role as the Messiah to the Children of Israel. Would you dare accuse him or the Koran of falsely claiming he is the Messiah? Ws.
  2. (bismillah) Whether they consider it permissible or not is irrelevant. Christians have no concept of Temporary Marriage. Christianity does not have a law in the sense that Islam does and they have almost abandoned the Shari'a of Moses altogether. They do not have a specific ruling on Muta. If the girl is given freedom and is independent (like most Christians) he isn't required to ask the fathers permission, so it would be entirely up to the girl. This is according to our Fiqh. I don't have the specific ruling on me, however, I personally just asked two separate Scholars who confirmed to me this would be the case. Also, brother, where is the deception if the girl willingly enters into the contract with the brother? Ws.
  3. I was previous a Christian myself but did not believe in the Divinity of the Son of Mary. Unfortunately, most Christian's believe in what you described. Many begin to question that which was spoon fed to them as a child and are forced to reject it when they see the blatant inconsistencies, its illogical nature and most troubling, its lack of textual evidence from the Scriptures. The Trinitarian version of Christianity itself was an 'offshoot' that later became the prevailing interpretation of Christianity. I'm not so sure about finding someone to do Muta with. OP, unless you really need it, do your best to obtain. If you can't, you have been given solutions by God and you are free to use them. There is nothing shameful about this.The Imams [a] did it themselves and it is a marriage and union between a man and a women. Unless I am mistaken, there is a Ruling from Sayyid Ali al-Sistani which says you can have the girl recite the shahada prior to contracting Muta with her. Please don't quote me on that one, as I am not 100% sure. I will try and locate the ruling, however, I don't personally recommend this course of action. Try and speak to the girl about Islam and see if she is willing to convert on her own free will and accept islam internally and externally with her heart and tongue. Guidance is in the hands of God, but do not underestimate the power of Du'a, for it was deemed the 'weapon of the believer'. Yes, thank you, my mistake. Was a typo. Ws.
  4. بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم Sister, this is far from the truth. There are many, many denominations and sects within Christianity and if you are familiar with early Christianity, many Scholars prefer to call it: Early Christianties since there were so many competing ideologies and interpretations of the Message of the Son of Mary [a]. Even nowadays, not all Christians believe Jesus is God. Trinitarians, for example, don't consider Jesus divine. Ws.
  5. بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم Firstly, I recommend you read and follow the posts here: https://www.facebook.com/AhlAlBaytDaily If you wish to gain a deeper understanding of the Ahl al-Bayt [as] then one must, with a sincere and pure heart, dive head first into the sea of their impeccable wisdom and eloquence. Here you will find endless gems and hidden treasures, that will bring tranquility to the hardest and most stubborn of hearts. They are the spiritual and legal guides and masters of the people. They are ones entrusted with the role of disseminating knowledge and the inheritors of the Prophetic role of acting as torches of illuminating light, shining forth and making clear the path to the Beloved (God). Here are two examples to spark some interest: Ahmad b. Muhammad from al-Hasan b. `Ali [al-Washsha’] from Abu Ishaq Tha`laba from Abu Maryam. He said: Abu Ja`far [imam al-Baqir] عليه السلام said to Salama b. Kuhayl and al-Hakam b. `Utayba: “Go east or west – you will not find correct knowledge except that which comes from us, the Ahl al-Bayt.” (Basa’ir al-Darajat) (sahih) (صحيح) It is reported, the 5th Imam, Muhammad al-Baqir [a] said: “O Jabir, does it suffice for a person to profess to being a Shi’ah by attesting love for us, the Ahl al-Bayt [as]? By Allah, our Shi’ah are none other than those who are careful of their duty to Allah and obey Him, and they are only known, O Jabir, through their humility, their trustworthiness, their frequent remembrance of Allah, their fasting and praying, their goodness towards their parents, their attending to their poor neighbors, the destitute, the indebted, and the orphans, their honest speech, their recitation of the Qur’an, their restraint of their tongue when in the company of others, except when it is for a good purpose, and their care and loyalty towards their kinsfolk. The most beloved of Allah’s servants are those who are the most careful of their duty to Him and those who strive most to obey Him. O Jabir, by Allah, we cannot attain proximity to Allah except through obedience to Him, and we do not possess the right to grant immunity from the Fire, nor can anyone have a claim against Allah. Whoever is obedient to Allah is our friend, and whoever is disobedient to Him is our enemy, and you cannot benefit from our wilayah except through piety and obedience.” (Shaykh al-Hurr al-’Amili, Jihad al-Nafs, ch. 18, num. 3) God Willing I will locate additional resources for you later on. Right now I have my hands full with Uni work. But as for a books, I would strongly recommend: Mizan al-Hikma, which is a compendium of Shī'ī Hadīth from the Ahl al-Bayt [as]. The work is breathtaking. Unfortuntely, it is rather expensive for a book, my personal copy set me back around $75. However, it was worth every cent and one truly cannot put a price on the words of these extraordinary individuals. May God write us amongst the followers of the Master of this Affair [ajfs] and his Holy forefathers [as], ameen. Ws.
  6. al-Burooj

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    بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم I recommend you read the following: http://main.altafsir.com/LoveInQuranIntroEn.asp#.Uy6Py3nRp0t 'Love in the Qur'an' is a translation of the PhD written by the Prince of Jordan. I think you will find it enlightening. Ws.
  7. بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم al-Islām summed up so beautifully in the Book of Job: 'Submit to God and be at peace with Him; in this way prosperity will come to you.' - Job 22:21 Ws.
  8. بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم I pray this finds you in good health. We must not forgot that one of His Names is: al-Wudood (the most-loving): and He is the Most-Forgiving, the Most-Loving [85:14]. God has certainly illustrated in the Koran, and in previous Scripture, that His love is conditional on ones obedience to Him (essentially, Divine Law), for this is the way that leads us to attain salvation. We cannot attain salvation on our own merit, as the noble Prophet reportedly proclaimed, it is only through God's Grace and Mercy which we can attain such a gift. Of course, we are able to receive this by following His commandments (which would bring His love, approval) and our salvation. Christian's champion the notion that God is all-Loving to even the sinners but there are several instances in the Old Testament which illustrate the opposite (e.g., Pslams 5:4-6; Leviticus 20:23). I would suggest that God's mercy and love are two distinct things, and that the former is reserved for the Believers who obey Him whereas the latter is given freely to all in this life. This is attested too by the Koran itself: ... My mercy embraces all things, and I shall prescribe it for those who are Godwary and pay the alms, and those who indeed believe in Our signs. [7:156]. God's Rahma embraces everything in the known universe but He also chooses to prescribe it to those who are conscious of and obey Him. Additionally, there are several instances where God recounts Him giving the unfaithful a taste of His Mercy, only for them to return to ingratitude and polytheism afterwards (one example is the famous incident of the Ship which is narrated throughout the Koran). Ws.
  9. بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم I got a MacBook Air this year for Uni and love it. Very light and portable, and the battery is outstanding. I wouldn't consider myself very tech savvy but its a breeze to use. I personally believe this is ideal of a student and would recommend it. Ws.
  10. بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم I for one do not know much about Evolution, but I think the following may be of some benefit to the thread: Ws.
  11. بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم Akhī, what sources do you have for the above mentioned incident? We have ahadīth which state anyone who claims to have met with the Master of this Affair [aj] is a liar. Although, if God willed for someone to meet with the Imam [a], then it is certainly possible. And God knows best. Ws.
  12. بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم I agree. There is no short supply of these sorts of Ahadīth on Facebook. I think, as a whole, we (the Imāmīyyah) need to become more aquatinted with our own Hadīth literature. Ws.
  13. بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Qur'ān 96:1 Recite: In the Name of thy Lord who created.
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