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Mahdavist

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  1. You know the doner kebab originates from Berlin right?
  2. Generally the guideline is that if it doesn't cause you significant harm it is permissible.
  3. Depends on the narration. Some are weak, others are strong. Just because something is attributed to an Imam doesn't mean they actually said it.
  4. Here are some narrations regarding weeping: Ibn abu ‘Umayr has narrated from a man from certain individuals of his people who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah ((عليه السلام).) has said, ‘Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, sent revelations to Moses that said, “the most beloved of things to Me with which My servants can seek nearness to Me are three things.” Moses then asked, ‘Lord, what are they?’ The Lord said, ‘One’s reduced interest in worldly matters, restraint from sins and weeping for fear of Me.’ Moses asked, ‘Lord, what is then the reward for one who would do so?’ Alla
  5. Thanks for sharing brother. Allamah Tabatabai is essentially saying that one who calls upon a prophet/imam while considering them as dependent upon Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is not committing shirk. That's fine, I have not said the opposite. What I have said is that this modern practice is not from the teaching of Shiism (ie it is not a practice taught by the Qur'an or by the Ahlulbayt).
  6. You can stand in the congregation, but you must make a niyyah (intention) to pray on your own since the conditions of leading prayer are not fulfilled. In such situations I sometimes pray the nawafil while standing with the congregation and then the wajib prayers just after.
  7. It's called laziness and it's highly disliked and discouraged in our religion. Select a profession or a field of study, commit to it and work hard to establish yourself so that you can support yourself and your future family with a halal income. Avoid wasting your life on play and false discourse, spend time on spiritual, physical and intellectual development. This is the only way out of the slippery slope that you are on.
  8. Wa alaikum as salaam I believe what you have described is what the Qur'an refers to as ghaflah For instance the first verse of Surah Ambiya, which Ali Quli Qara'i has translated as: Mankind’s reckoning has drawn near to them, yet they are disregardful in [their] obliviousness. One translation of ghaflah is therefore obliviousness. I feel we have taken religion as granted and treat it more like a badge, that we like to pin on when it suits us and hide when it doesn't, and which mainly has the purpose of showing something to others rat.her than allowing actions to speak
  9. Wa alaikum as salam It depends on how you want to enter and how you want to leave the hawzah. If you want to enter with no knowledge or fundamentals, then you can apply at any age I suppose depending on when the hawza will accept you. If you want to enter with fluency in the language of study (farsi for Iranian hawzahs, Arabic for Iraqi or Syrian ones) and fluency in classical Arabic (grammar, syntax etc) then it will be whichever age you have attained these skills. If you want to leave the hawzah as someone who is financially independent, then establish yourself profession
  10. It depends on the foundation of your marriage. If you are working together to get closer to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) then you have embarked on a continuous journey which won't get boring for those who are sincere.
  11. Wa alaikum as salam Essentially in taqleed you refer to someone who can provide you a ruling based on our sources (Quran and hadith). If you are able to derive islamic rulings yourself from these sources, then you don't need to refer to anyone. If you aren't, but you selectively refer to them, then essentially you are sometimes following rules based on Qur'an and hadith and sometimes not. This isn't really a logical position to holdn
  12. This may indeed be the case, but it also depends on how familiar we make ourselves with the guidelines of the Qur'an and the ma'soomeen (عليه السلام) and how sincerely we implement these. This will God willing permit us to distinguish more clearly between the two.
  13. Members are kindly reminded not to spread gossip and unproved accusations. Such posts will be removed and people making them will receive a warning if it continues.
  14. He doesn't sound like he is truly ready to admit his mistake. His biggest fear seems to be that she records his apology. Why is this an issue? If he is truly sorry then why is he concerned about his apology being recorded? He has to apologize to her, regardless of whether she is recording his apology or not.
  15. Brother I don't think he is referring to mere exaggerations. He is specifically referring to the claim that he was a great warrior, whereas there is no credible basis for this.
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