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  1. Wa alaikum as salam brother There are different opinions and explanations on this. One opinion is that it is referring to man, and not semen, who emerges from between the ribs and the backbone (so it is referring to pregnancy/birth) Another is that it is indeed referring to semen but not in the testicles, rather in the seminal vesicle. I think there is also an explanation regarding the fact that the testes are originally formed between the backbone and the ribs, but i don't have much information on this.
  2. If you are making a business agreement with someone it needs to be transparent. Islam does not promote trickery and deception. If the company you are dealing with accepts and agrees to your 'trick' then it is a transparent deal. If not, then the fact that you need to hide it from them already confirms that what you are doing is deceptive. Don't sell your reputation as a muslim for the sake of a few dollars. Also this idea of labeling people 'enemies of Imam Mahdi' and cheating them has no basis in Islam.
  3. Wa alaikum as salam brother. I agree that adding to the adhan was not the topic so I will not comment further on it. As for the unauthentic claims about Jamkaran, as Shaikh Haidar has demonstrated in his article there is no proof available for them and the earliest mention we find are in the Safavid era (similar to many other innovations)
  4. Unless your name is specifically against Islamic beliefs and principles I don't think you necessarily need to change it. By keeping your name people will get more and more accustomed with the fact that a Muslim can also have a (western?) name and that Islam and the West are not incompatible. However if you still want to change it there is nothing wrong with adopting an Arabic name since Arabic Muslim names have become universal among Muslims of various backgrounds. Something like Abdullah, for instance, indicating that we all strive to be servants of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)
  5. Wa alaikum as salam The ayah 5:32 itself starts with: That is why We decreed for the Children of Israel... So it is clearly mentioned that the principle was already decreed to the Jewish people. The fact that this appears in the Talmud isn't a problem.
  6. Yes brother, I will not drag it further. The overall point is that there is still a heavy Safawid influence today in popular beliefs and rituals which cannot be traced back to the aimmah (عليه السلام), Jamkaran being one of them as demonstrated by Shaikh Haidar in his article.
  7. The more accurate response here would be that cursing the khulafa was something encouraged by the Safavids, almost a thousand years after the time of the Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)), and the trend of supplicating to Imams was also something popularized during later times. The authentic supplications from the aimmah (عليه السلام) are directly to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), consistent with the supplications in the Quran.
  8. This is more or less what I mentioned previously, that it was only after Shah Ismail ordered it to be recited (several centuries after the beginning of the ghayba) that it was no longer considered to be prohibited. Thus, it was a Safavid innovation, itself inspired from the ghulat and the mufawwidah.
  9. Wa alaikum as salam brother If the adhan widely recited in Iran is Safawid inspired, the dress code and conventions of the scholars Safawid inspired, the popular stories and rituals Safawid inspired, then how is it false propaganda?
  10. So you waited one year before emailing your marja's office?
  11. One has to ask if the revolution truly revived Islam as taught by the Qur'an and the Ahlulbayt, or simply revived Safawid culture. The emphasis seems to be more on practices associated to the latter rather than the former. Authenticity doesn't seem to be an important criterion.
  12. Since you have mentioned dua tawassul and dua nudbah, let me link you a thread discussing the research of Ayatullah Yusufi Gharawi on some such supplications: If you read the article by Shaikh Haidar you will notice that there is no reliable source for this claim from the pre Safavid era. The book “Tārīkh Qum” in its original Arabic text does not exist anymore today, and what is found is the Persian translation of the book, which took place in 865 AH at the hands of Al-Ḥassan b. ʿAlī b. al-Ḥassan al-Qummī, but it is incomplete, and the available portion of this book in Persian does not contain this story at all.
  13. The following translation of an article written by Sheikh Hubullah investigates the modern day claims associated to Masjid Jamkaran. Like many other popular modern trends, there doesn't seem to any strong evidence related to these claims and most of them seem to have surfaced in the Safavid/post-Safavid era https://thaqalayn.blog/masjid-jamkaran-and-its-associated-rituals/
  14. This logic is rather strange brother. Essentially you are saying that the one supplicating believes that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) grants their dua, but will supplicate to other than Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) while still believing that they aren't granting the dua. This belief sounds similar to the mushrikun of Mecca who used to also believe in Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) but still supplicated to the idols. See verse 38 of Surah Zumar If you ask them, ‘Who created the heavens and the earth?’ they will surely say, ‘Allah.’ Say, ‘Have you considered what you invoke besides Allah? Should Allah desire some distress for me, can they remove the distress visited by Him? Or should He desire some mercy for me, can they withhold His mercy?’ Say, ‘Allah is sufficient for me. In Him let all the trusting put their trust. If Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) says to supplicate only to Him, and the Prophet and the Imams say to supplicate only to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), I don't understand why people are disobeying this command. Wa alaikum as salam brother There is a difference between asking someone to pray for you, and to actually pray directly to that person. If one is asking from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) then one addresses Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), as per the sunnah of the Quran, the Prophet and the Imams. If you are claiming that these supplications are only requests to make dua, then they are worded incorrectly. Even then, the etiquette of dua that has been taught by the Quran and the Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام) is different to what you are describing.
  15. In either case , supplicating to other than Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is not a practice of taught by the Qur'an or authentic narrations of the masumeen (عليه السلام). See the references I provided above in Nahjul Balagha (sermon 110 and letter 31)
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