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  1. I’ve been told that a leave-in conditioner would help me with my course, dry, frizzy hair, but it’s something you don’t wash out and you let it dry naturally. My question is, does having leave-in conditioner in your hair block water from reaching it? If so, that means I can’t do wudhu with it on and have to wash it out beforehand. Or is it ok if the conditioner has already dried?
  2. I have just started watching an Iranian serial called Kimia/Kemiya on ShiaTV.net. I picked it up randomly on a whim as a means to improve my auditory comprehension of the Persian language which I'm currently learning. Here's the short synopsis I found for it: "The TV series is based on the screenplay by M. Bethany made, with a focus on the life of a young lady by the name of “alchemy” with Mehraveh Sharifinia in the period before and during the revolution, war, holy war and the present narrative." Right now, I'm only at the before the revolution part, and I'm hyped to see where
  3. If a human being is cloned and is an exact replica, does that mean the soul has been cloned too? Allah is still in charge of providing it with a soul and giving it permission to be born, but does it get a unique souls still? How about conscious-less sociopaths and psychopaths? Are they just born with a corrupted soul or none at all? Is it really fair if its genetic and they can’t do anything about it? What happens to the souls of comatose people? Are they with Allah like when you are sleeping?
  4. I’ve tried looking through duas.org for a general dua for someone to have a happy marriage/ happy future with their new family. I only found ones about pregnancy and newborns and parenting and the process before the marriage (finding the spouse, nikah, etc.) But the person I have in mind has already found the spouse and has done the nikah, all that is left is the ruksati (bride leaving for groom’s house to live permanently, it’s a desi culture). Help?
  5. Found this on Sistani.org, think it applies to me 1574. If a person does not make an intention till near Zuhr for an obligatory fast which has no fixed time, like a fast of Kaffarah, there is no harm in it. In fact, if he had decided before making a niyyat that he would not fast, or was undecided as to whether he should or should not fast, if he has not performed any act which invalidates a fast, and decides before Zuhr to fast, his fast will be in order.
  6. وعلئکم السلام Even if this fast is a qadha fast (wajib one)?
  7. I had a vague intention to keep a fast this week, maybe even today. Woke up after sehri though and haven’t eaten or drunken anything, but then I just remembered I kind of wanted to keep a fast today. Can I just keep a fast today if I continue to not eat or drink even though I didn’t really have a clear intention beforehand?
  8. An adult once told me that it was “bad luck” or makruh to share your dreams with someone else, unless it was necessary for some reason or you had reason to believe it should be shared with a person of knowledge (i.e. for interpretation). Was anyone else told this? Are there any ahadith out there that can corroborate this statement?
  9. Came across vAzadar a few years ago and I loved it! You could download any audios, from nauhey to majalis onto your phone. But alas, seeing as how they never updated their app, I expected that they would one day go kaput. Tried contacting them but nobody replied. I assume that it was dropped years ago. Are there any other apps like vAzadar for iOS that I can download instead? I doubt it but it's worth a try.
  10. So I was reading through the Islamic Laws (again) for Ayatollah Sistani, and came across the section for vows (nazr), a topic that I don't usually need to focus on. But it seemed interesting, so I decided to read into it. From reading the laws regarding vows, it seems like taking a vow with Allah is pretty much for life unless you specifically set a time limit. So I was wondering, for example... A guy who has a habit of smoking (not necessarily addicted) has enough awareness of the harms of smoking and decides that enough is enough and swears to Allah that he will never smoke again.
  11. Yep! I find it much easier to post those instead of having to describe my personality (which I'm not really good at). Those tests are pretty accurate! And then I can tell whether someone's like me easily!
  12. Salam! I am a Pakistani Khoja living in the States. I am a very reserved introvert, Myer's Briggs: INFJ, Zodiac Sign: Taurus, Enneagram: 6, and I am currently engaged in battle with the melting pot that is America to retain my identity and my religion. Dont have any hobbies that are worth mentioning and no talents that I know of as of yet. I really do love following International Politics though. My future is unknown at the moment, but I would very much like to go to Iran and study at the Hawza in my lifetime. I am a long time lurker here. I may have unpopular opinio
  13. Shias who act very "Western", as in they swear profusely, act really promiscuously, do drugs, etc. It gives us all a bad name. It's not that I'm sick of them, I'm more frustrated with them and feel sad and betrayed that they chose this path. Especially Hijabi Shia girls for some reason I can't articulate without possibly sounding sexist. I don't mean to sound holier-than-thou because I'm for sure not. Please don't tell me I'm the only one who feels this way?
  14. I feel like the Qadha salat I have are a debt to Allah and I believe that any kind of debt should be repaid in full as soon as possible, in the Islamic sense and in the financial sense. Is this a wrong mentality to have? I do not want to have them hanging over me for a long time. Not only does it give me stress, I never know when I may die. Under normal circumstances I would read my Qadha salat in the way I do regular salat (i.e. slowly and carefully) but the amount of Qadha is so much that it would be a great burden to me, and from my understanding, Allah wouldn't want me to think
  15. Salam, What is the shortest possible way to read salat, in case you have a lot (and I mean a lot) of Qadha to make up, or you have very limited time before the salat gets Qadha for any reason? I was thinking: Takbir Surah Fatiha+Short Surah Just 1 Subhanallah in Ruku (?) Qiyam Mutassil Just 1 Subhanallah in Sajdah (?) Skip Juloos Skip Qunoot entirely in 2nd rakat Tashahud Just 1 Tasbihat e Arba (?) in 3rd and 4th rakats Tashahud Only last part of Salam Is this correct?
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