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Shia-Rukaya reacted to Ali_Hussain in Poor Jokes [OFFICIAL THREAD]
I read a Jewish joke the other day (it went something along the lines of:)
A rabbi and a taxi driver arrive at the gates of heaven, an angel comes to greet them and immediately ushers the taxi driver through the gates, leaving the rabbi waiting.
This infuriates the rabbi, who says "How is it possible that he enters heaven before me, he is just a taxi driver, whilst I am a rabbi, a scholar of G-d's religion, I dedicated my life to Him!"
The angel replies "You gave boring sermons, when you preached, you turned people away from G-d, whereas he was an erratic and dangerous driver, when passengers were in his car, they feared for their lives and prayed and remembered G-d a lot"
Shia-Rukaya reacted to SlaveOfAllah14 in Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]
Our family had been guests to a relatives house and we stayed there for the night. Somehow I woke up ~25 mins before fajr. So I decided to take wudu (abulation) and pray mustahab (recommended optional) prayers till fajr time started. After taking wudu I saw that my dad is also woken up and wanting to take wudu.
After praying two rakats, my dad also started praying optional prayer, as there was still ~10 mins left for fajr. He was praying in one corner of the room, while I was on the other corner, both praying quietly as everyone else was a sleep. Although we were both praying in a quiet whispering voice and were at a distance from each other, yet through the quietness of the night, I could hear him praying.
I was about to do qunoot, when I heard, "Rabbijalni moqimas salati wa min zorriyati rabbana wa thaqabbal dua". Which translates to: "Oh my Lord make me one who offer prayers to you. And do the same for my offspring. And accept my supplication", I heard my father whispering.
When hearing that, I went to autopilot mode. Cause normally I think and decide what to pray in my qunoot. This time it came out naturally, automatically, "Rabban Igfirli wa li walidaya wa lil mominina yawma yaqomul hisab". Which means: "Oh my Lord forgive me and my parents and the beleivers on the day of reckoning".
Then instantly it hit me. I saw the beauty of Islam. A father praying for his son in the middle of the night. And a son praying for his father. Although our prayers were private and to Allah (awj), yet through our prayers to him, Allah (awj) enriches love, compassion and connection between a father and a son as in our case, or a husband and a wife, us and our prophet, or the believers in general.
A deep feeling of beauty and happiness rather a feeling of "Subhan Allah" (praise be to God) took over my heart and a big smile appeared on my face as I was contemplating on it during my qunnot. Then I continued with my prayer.
Shia-Rukaya reacted to mina in ......
On the evening of Sept. 27, the moon will once again become immersed in the Earth's shadow, resulting in a total lunar eclipse─the fourth such event in the last 17 months,
As with all lunar eclipses, the region of visibility for Sunday's blood-moon lunar eclipse will encompass more than half of our planet. Nearly 1 billion people in the Western Hemisphere, nearly 1.5 billion throughout much of Europe and Africa and perhaps another 500 million in western Asia will be able to watch as the Harvest Full Moon becomes a shadow of its former self and morphs into a glowing coppery ball.
Keep me in your prayer please.
Shia-Rukaya reacted to Abu Hadi in Migration313 - The Latest
Salam to all.
Alhamduillah, the channel, migration313 has grown. We know have several brothers working on the project in addition to myself. Here is the latest video.
Please like and subscribe (of course, if you actually like the content). Also, comments are welcome
Shia-Rukaya reacted to Hameedeh in I'm Confused About Some Details.. Need Help =)
Salam. The man in the link who died in 1850 is Muhammad Hassan not Muhammad Hussain. You are interested to know more about Ayatollah Muhammad Husain Isfahani known as Kompani.
If you scroll halfway down the page, it mentions him:
The Prescription of Ayatollah Tabrizi for Ayatollah Isfahani (Kompani)
Shia-Rukaya reacted to Qa'im in Jesus In Shia Hadith
I wanted to dedicate this thread to traditions of Jesus (as) in Shi`i literature. Of course, the most famous English work that deals with this is Jesus Through Shiite Narrations.
More recently, I have been translating some of his traditions, and I wanted to share them with you all. Jesus' narrations in our literature focus on asceticism (zuhd), etiquette (akhlaq), bad scholars, intention (niyya), and sincerity towards Allah (ikhlas). Overall, Jesus' place in Shi`i Islam is an esoteric one: his mission was primarily to bring spiritual reform to the Children of Israel, who were practicing the outer aspects of their Law, but abandoned its principles. Jesus himself was called the Spirit of God (Ruhallah), and he was very much an immaterial person with his heart set on God and the Hereafter. He was called the Anointed [King] (al-Messih), but he had no castle, no soldiers, and no queen - this is because his kingdom was not of this world, but of the metaphysical world.
وَإِنْ شِئْتَ قُلْتُ فِي عِيسَى بْنِ مَرْيَمَ(عليه السلام)، فَلَقَدْ كَانَ يَتَوَسَّدُ الْحَجَرَ، وَيَلْبَسُ الْخَشِنَ، و يَاْكُلُ الجَشِبَ، وَكَانَ إِدَامُهُ الْجُوعَ، وَسِرَاجُهُ بَاللَّيْلِ الْقَمَرَ، وَظِلاَلُهُ في الشِّتَاءِ مَشَارِقَ الاْرْضِ وَمَغَارِبَهَا، وَفَاكِهَتُهُ وَرَيْحَانُهُ مَا تُنْبِتُ الاْرْضُ لِلْبَهَائِمِ، وَلَمْ تَكُنْ لَهُ زَوْجَةٌ تَفْتِنُهُ، وَلاَ وَلَدٌ يَحْزُنُهُ، وَلاَ مَالٌ يَلْفِتُهُ، وَلاَ طَمَعٌ يُذِلُّهُ، دَابَّتُهُ رِجْلاَهُ، وَخَادِمُهُ يَدَاهُ!
Imam `Ali b. Abi Talib said:
"If you desire I will tell you about Jesus the son of Mary. He used a stone for his pillow, put on coarse clothes and ate rough food. His condiment was hunger. His lamp at night was the moon. His shade during the winter was just the expanse of earth eastward and westward. His fruits and flowers were only what grows from the earth for the cattle. He had no wife to allure him, nor any son to give grief, nor wealth to deviate [his attention], nor greed to disgrace him. His two feet were his conveyance and his two hands his servant."
عدة من أصحابنا، عن أحمد بن محمد بن خالد، عن ابن فضال رفعه قال: قال الله عز وجل لعيسى (عليه السلام): يا عيسى اذكرني في نفسك أذكرك في نفسي واذكرني في ملا [ ك ] (1) أذكرك في ملاء خير من ملاء الآدميين، يا عيسى ألن لي قلبك وأكثر ذكري في الخلوات واعلم أن سروري أن تبصبص (2) إلي وكن في ذلك حيا ولا تكن ميتا.
Allah said to Jesus (as),
Remember Me in your self, and I will remember you in My Self.
Speak of Me in [your] public, and I will speak of you in [My] public,
which is better than man's public.
Soften your heart for Me,
Remember Me very often in private,
And know that My pleasure is in your humility before Me,
Become alive in that, and do not be dead."
علي بن إبراهيم، عن أبيه، عن علي بن أسباط، عن عبد الرحمن بن حماد رفعه قال: قال الله تبارك وتعالى لعيسى ابن مريم (عليه السلام): يا عيسى ليكن لسانك في السر و العلانية لسانا واحدا وكذلك قلبك، إني احذرك نفسك وكفى بي خبيرا، لا يصلح لسانان في فم واحد ولا سيفان في غمد واحد ولا قلبان في صدر واحد، وكذلك الاذهان
Allah said to Jesus son of Mary [a]:
"O Jesus! You must have one tongue both in private and in public - same with your heart. I warn you of your own self, and My cognizance is sufficient for you. Two tongues are not proper for one mouth, nor are two swords proper for one sheath, nor are two hearts proper for one chest, and same with the minds."
قال عيسى بن مريم ( عليه السلام ) : الدينار داء الدين ، والعالم طبيب الدين ، فإذا رأيتم الطبيب يجر الداء إلى نفسه فاتهموه ، واعلموا أنه غير ناصح لغيره .
Jesus the son of Mary (as) said,
"Wealth is the disease of religion, and the scholar is the doctor of religion. So, if you see the doctor drawing the disease to himself, then suspect him, and know that he is not an adviser unto others."
وعن عدة من أصحابنا، عن أحمد بن محمد، عن ابن فضال، عن الحسن بن الجهم، عن إبراهيم بن مهزم، عمن ذكره، عن أبي الحسن الأول (عليه السلام) قال: كان يحيى بن زكريا يبكي ولا يضحك، وكان عيسى بن مريم (عليه السلام) يضحك ويبكي وكان الذي يصنع عيسى (عليه السلام) أفضل من الذي كان يصنع يحيى (عليه السلام).
Imam Musa al-Kadhim (as) said,
"John b. Zakaria [the Baptist] (as) used to cry and not laugh, and Jesus the son of Mary (as) used to cry and laugh. What Jesus did is better than what John did."
حسين بن محمد، عن معلى بن محمد، عن الوشاء قال: سمعت الرضا (عليه السلام) يقول: قال عيسى بن مريم (صلوات الله عليه) للحواريين: يا بني إسرائيل لا تأسوا على ما فاتكم من الدنيا كما لا يأسى (1) أهل الدنيا على ما فاتهم من دينهم إذا أصابوا دنياهم
Jesus son of Mary said to the apostles,
"O Children of Israel! Do not regret what you miss from this world, just as the people of this world do not regret what they miss from religion when the world befalls them."
محمد بن يعقوب ، عن عليّ بن إبراهيم ، عن أبيه ، وعن عدة من أصحابنا ، عن أحمد بن محمد ، عن أبي العبّاس الكوفي جميعا ، عن عمرو بن عثمان ، عن عبدالله بن سنان ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) قال : اجتمع الحواريون إلى عيسى (عليه السلام) فقالوا له: يا معلم الخير أرشدنا، فقال لهم: إن موسى كليم الله (عليه السلام) أمركم أن لا تحلفوا بالله تبارك وتعالى كاذبين وأنا آمركم أن لا تحلفوا بالله كاذبين ولا صادقين، قالوا: يا روح الله زدنا، فقال: إن موسى نبي الله (عليه السلام) أمركم أن لا تزنوا وأنا آمركم أن لا تحدثوا أنفسكم بالزنا فضلا عن أن تزنوا، فإن من حدث نفسه بالزنا كان كمن أوقد في بيت مزوق فأفسد التزاويق الدخان وإن لم يحترق البيت
Jesus [a] was with his apostles, when his apostles said, "O Teacher of Goodness, guide us." ...
So Jesus said, "Moses [a], the prophet of Allah, commanded you to not fornicate, whereas I command you to not have thoughts of fornication in your mind, in addition to not fornicating. For one who has thoughts of fornication in his mind is like on who kindles a fire in a decorated house. The smoke ruins the decorations, even if the house does not burn."
وبهذا الإسناد، عن محمد بن خالد، عن محمد بن سنان، رفعه قال: قال عيسى ابن مريم عليه السلام: يا معشر الحواريين لي إليكم حاجة اقضوها لي، قالوا: قضيت حاجتك يا روح الله، فقام فغسل أقدامهم (1) فقالوا: كنا نحن أحق بهذا يا روح الله! فقال: إن أحق الناس بالخدمة العالم إنما تواضعت هكذا لكيما تتواضعوا بعدي في الناس كتواضعي لكم، ثم قال عيسى عليه السلام: بالتواضع تعمر الحكمة لا بالتكبر، وكذلك في السهل ينبت الزرع لا في الجبل Jesus said, “O assembly of Apostles! I have a request of you. Fulfill it for me.”
They said, “Your request is fulfilled, O Spirit of God!” Then he stood up and washed their feet. They said, “It would have been more proper for us to have done this, O Spirit of God!”
Jesus said, “Surely it is more fitting for a scholar to serve the people. I humbled myself only so that you may humble yourselves among the people after me, just as I humbled myself among you.”
Then Jesus said, “Wisdom is developed by humility, not by pride, just as plants grow from soft soil and not from rock.” حدثنا محمد بن الحسن بن أحمد بن الوليد رضي الله عنه قال : حدثنا محمد ابن الحسن الصفار ، وسعد بن عبد الله جميعا ، عن أيوب بن نوح ، عن عبد الله بن المغيرة ، عن سعد بن أبي خلف ، عن معاوية بن عمار قال : قال أبو عبد الله عليه السلام : بقي الناس بعد عيسى بن مريم عليه السلام خمسين ومائتي سنة بلا حجة ظاهرة .
Ja`far as-Sadiq عليه السلام said: After `Isa b. Maryam عليه السلام, the people remained two hundred and fifty years without an apparent Proof (hujja).
حدثنا أبي رحمه الله قال : حدثنا محمد بن يحيى العطار ، عن يعقوب ابن يزيد ، عن محمد بن أبي عمير ، عن سعد بن أبي خلف ، عن يعقوب بن شعيب ، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال : كان بين عيسى وبين محمد عليهما السلام خمسمائة عام منها مائتان وخمسون عاما ليس فيها نبي ولا عالم ظاهر ، قلت : فما كانوا ؟ قال : كانوا متمسكين بدين عيسى عليه السلام ، قلت : فما كانوا ؟ قال : كانوا مؤمنين ، ثم قال عليه السلام : ولا يكون الارض إلا وفيها عالم.
Imam as-Sadiq said
Between `Isa and Muhammad عليهما السلام there was [a period of] five hundred years, from them were two hundred and fifty years in which there was no apparent prophet or sage (`alim). I said: So how were they? He said: They were grasping the religion of `Isa عليه السلام. I said: So how were they? He said: They were believers. Then, he عليه السلام said: And the Earth does not remain except with a sage (`alim) therein.
to be continued
Shia-Rukaya reacted to Soldiers and Saffron in Need Your Opinion About A Hadith
Peace be with you sister,
I think it means that he(a.s.) has everything he needs and there is nothing more to give him which he does not have/want.
Like a very rich man who cannot buy anything more because he has everything he wants/needs but in the case of money you can never buy happiness, thus he(a.s.) is the richest.
Shia-Rukaya reacted to guest050817 in Need Your Opinion About A Hadith
The first thing i want to ascertain when reading the hadith is the chain of narrators or atleast the source, because it is essential not to attribute something to Isa (as) that he never said nor himself spoke.
Shia-Rukaya reacted to Ethics in Inquiries About God - Series By Sayed Qazwini
inshAllah I will try my best to keep this updated. If you want to keep up on the episodes just visit AhlulbaytTV on youtube.
A brand new series on the concept of Allah and the Oneness of God as presented by Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini. Daily in the holy month of Ramadhan.
Significance of Tawheed - S. Moustafa Qazwini - Enquiries about Allah Ep. 1