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Mahdavist

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  1. In other words, why not just get married (permanently). Fully agree. Wallahu a'lam
  2. Indeed I am not in that position. The Holy Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) and the a'immah (عليه السلام) have already clarified this matter. Nice day to you too. Wallahu a'lam
  3. The sister didn't give her own opinion on a ruling, rather she questioned the act itself without ever declaring it to be haram or makrooh. Regarding the reference to the Imam (عليه السلام) firstly I am not aware of where you have located this account. Unfortunately people sometimes tell stories about the aimmah (عليه السلام) which cannot be located in recognized sources. However, I also question if such protective armour was worn directly on the bare body or on top of a shirt as is common today. Perhaps the event has been misinterpreted or misnarrated. Finally since this was in the battlefield it is likely that there were no non mahram women within the vicinity. And God Knows Best
  4. I didn't find it offensive, I think it's a relevant question. However this is a discussion forum. If you only wanted a ruling you could have directly contacted the office of Sayed al Sistani. If anything it seems like you took offence to people discussing shirtless selfies. Wallahu a'lam
  5. I don't think it's actually in nahjul balagha, rather shaheed muttahari mentions it in his introduction/commentary of nahjul balagha: (4) It was the battle of Nahrawan and he himself was fighting like any other ordinary soldier. During this battle a man came to face him and in the encounter lost his sword. He realized his hopeless plight of standing before Ali without any weapon in hand. Ali’s hand was raised for a blow when he saw the antagonist trembling with fear; he, therefore, lowered his hand slowly and said, “Run away, friend! You are not in a status to defend yourself.” This conciliatory attitude made the man bold, so he said, “Ali! Why don’t you kill me?! It would have reduced the number of your enemies by one!”Ali replied, “I do not strike a man who cannot defend himself. You are begging for your life and it was spared.”The opponent got even bolder and said, “I am told that you have never refused a beggar. Now I beg you for your sword... Will you grant it to me?”Ali handed him the sword. Taking possession of the sword, the ungrateful foe said, “Now, Ali, who is going to defend you against me and save you from my killing blow?!”Ali replied, “Allah, of course; He will defend me if He so wills. He has appointed my death to be my guarding angel. None can harm me before it is opportune time is due, and none can save me when it does arrive.” Nobility of thought and action impressed Ali’s foe, so he kissed the bridle of Ali’s horse as he said, “O master! You are a great man, indeed. You cannot only forsake the life of your enemy in a battlefield but also you can grant him your sword. May I have the honor to act as your bodyguard and to fight for you?” Ali replied, “Friend! Fight for truth and justice and do not fight for individuals.” InshaAllah if I find references for this incident I will share them in this thread. Wallahu a'lam
  6. You can perform a mut'ah marriage with a Muslim, Jew or Christian. The permission of the father is required if the woman has not been previously married. Ruling 2416. A Muslim woman cannot marry a man who is a disbeliever (kāfir), be it in a permanent marriage or a temporary one. It makes no difference whether the man is from among the People of the Book (ahl al-kitāb)(2) or not. And a Muslim man cannot marry women who are disbelievers other than those from among the People of the Book. However, there is no problem if a Muslim man contracts a temporary marriage with Jewish or Christian women but, based on obligatory precaution, he must not contract a permanent marriage with them. As for Zoroastrian women, based on obligatory precaution, a Muslim man must not contract marriage with them, not even a temporary marriage. Link My personal recommendation to people in this situation is to try and find a divorcee or widow from the Muslim community. Nowadays with online matchmaking websites this has become simpler. Be honest and transparent that you are looking to enter into a temporary marriage to protect yourself from haram. Wallahu a'lam
  7. Well you pretty much are rejecting it when you reason that anything that is forbidden by the hadith but not by the Qur'an is actually permissible. Which brings back my question: is necrophilia permissible in Islam? Wallahu a'lam
  8. One can show concern without being a nationalist and without blindly following those who are in positions of power. Wallahu a'lam
  9. @Guest_313 with respect, please look up the definition of ijtihad. Nobody has passed a ruling here. However some good questions have been asked by @starlight and they are worth reflecting upon. Somehow you interpeted the questions as 'ijtihad' and 'cultural impulse'. You then try to draw an analogy with mut'ah, perhaps forgetting in the process that mut'ah is a mustahab sunnah whereas taking semi-naked pictures of yourself isn't. Anyway, here is the link you are probably looking for: Link Thanks to brother @Sumerian for sharing it in a previous thread. It doesn't cover shirtless selfies, but it does discuss the awrah of the man and woman according to different schools of thought. Finally, for those who are interested in reflecting , I wonder why someone would take a selfie at all let alone a semi naked one? May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) guide us all Wallahu a'lam
  10. It is important because if we reject the hadith we reject the sunnah of the Prophet, of whom Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) says in the Qur'an that he does not err and that he does not speak out of his own desire. Once you look into the Qur'an and how it was compiled, you don't really have a consistent basis to accept one and reject the other. Of course we don't blindly accept each and every narration and they are all subject to scrutiny, but if you categorically reject them altogether then you would either have to stop practicing Islam as taught by the Prophet and the Ahlul Bayt or all your acts of worship are then based on something which you didn't accept (contradiction?) On the topic or masturbation your argument is that since it is only forbidden by hadith and not by Qur'an it is permissible. By that logic necrophilia would also be permissible. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) protect us from such things. Wallahu a'lam
  11. So the actions of the Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) were made up by him, and not revealed by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)?
  12. In other words you reject the sunnah completely?
  13. This is your own assumption. The Qur'an on the other hand says in several places that we should obey Allah and obey the messenger. How do you intend to obey the messenger if you are categorically rejecting hadith? Wallahu a'lam
  14. Edit: the mods can delete my post, the point I was going to make has already been mentioned by @Ibn Al-Shahid
  15. Walaikum as salaam dear brother. As you mentioned the walimah is recommended so I don't think you should skip it altogether. However as you also mentioned it should be done within the guidelines of Islam. I would suggest checking if its possible to do it at an orphanage, for instance, because this is sometimes possible and in my humble opinion much more satisfying than other alternatives. Otherwise you could host it at your family home and invite close friends and relatives. Also I assume there must be an option to have a segregated event? Wallahu a'lam
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