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  1. The minimum legal age of marriage is not universal, it varies from one country to another and sometimes even from one state to another within a single country. The same goes for the minimum age of consent, and this is only in terms of the 21st century. To therefore apply the modern day definition of 'pedophilia' to a society that existed 14 centuries ago makes no sense. Regarding mut'ah, it is hardly that different from a permanent marriage except for the fact that it has a fixed duration. It's a better alternative than engaging in a permanent marriage and then divorcing the women once the war is over. Wallahu a'lam
  2. I actually opened a topic a couple of days ago to try and understand what the origin is of such acts. I have yet to see anything of this kind in our classical books of narration. Rather it seems to be a relatively recent (last couple of centuries) phenomenon without any clear source going back to the Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام). May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) protect of such things. Wallahu a'lam
  3. Firstly we shouldn't engage in mockery at all, regardless of who it is against. Secondly, we should distance ourselves from any and all innovations, regardless of whether they are more common in our communities or other communities. Our guideline is the Holy Qur'an along with the Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) and his progeny (عليه السلام) . Anything that falls outside of this framework has nothing to do with our madhab and our deen, even if people who claim to follow this are participating in such things. Wallahu a'lam
  4. Allah ibarak feekum. May He bless you and your family and all the believers.
  5. You seem to have missed the key point which is that missing your prayers is always a problem, regardless of whether you are fasting or not. Anyway, all I can say is as salaamu alaikum and allahu a'lam
  6. Actually it's not permissible at all, regardless of whether you are fasting or not. It would help to read what is being written rather than falsely putting words in people's mouths. Wallahu a'lam
  7. The point is that we cannot simply make up rules in Islamic jurisprudence. Of course everything you described is haraam, nobody is condoning any of these activities in the same way as nobody is condoning missing your prayers. Whether a fast technically breaks or doesn't isn't a guideline of what we should and shouldn't do in our daily lives. Missing the prayers is a greater sin, regardless of whether you are fasting or not. Just because it doesn't appear on the list of things that break your fast as per fiqh doesn't mean it is halal. However, we cannot start introducing new rules about what invalidates a fast out of our own qiyaas (analogy). Once you start doing this then you end up on a slippery slope. We might as well start deciding on our own who is and isn't a Muslim and whose deeds are or aren't accepted, naudhubillah. Wallahu a'lam
  8. -as you already mentioned, using cloth grocery bags instead of plastic -minimizing use of the car (in Europe, cycling, public transport and walking are usually feasible. In the US I believe it's usually not an option) -regarding your question about milk, consider getting your milk from a nearby farm rather than a grocery store -in some European countries, we typically sort our waste (separate bags for paper, glass, metals and compost) -growing some or all of your own fruit and veg -buying fresh food instead of packaged food -reducing meat and poultry consumption Most of these habits are also good for our health
  9. Whether our ibadah (worship) counts and is accepted is only known by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). From a jurisprudential perspective there are 9 things which invalidate the fast. See: https://www.Sistani.org/english/book/48/2263/ Technically, missing your prayers in itself will not invalidate the fast. However, missing the prayers is a greater sin and as already pointed out in some posts above the prayers are narrated to be a prerequisite for the acceptance of our deeds. Therefore while the fast may be technically valid, there is unlikely to be much reward for it (if any) although only Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) knows best what is accepted and what isn't.
  10. 1. There are several communities that immigrated to the US due to poverty, war, persecution or simply for economic growth. They didn't bring wealth with them and pretty much had to start from scratch. I would therefore argue that as of today (and the past 50 odd years) the opportunities are available for those who are willing to grab them. 2. Whether something occured 1400 years or 200 years ago is not in itself an indicator of it's relevance today. World War II is more recent and yet European countries have all opened their borders and markets to each other. Who exactly can make a claim for reperations today due to slavery? The big killer of poor societies in the US today, both black and white, is actually narcotics. It has destroyed people economically and socially. The entire family structure has broken down and various social ills have resulted from it due to a knock on effect. This is why I believe that we have misdiagnosed the root cause when we point towards slavery as the cause of poverty today. Wallahu a'lam
  11. Brother, there is much to be criticized about the US and particularly about their destructive foreign policy. However it is also true that today and for several generations now, every child is born free and is provided with free education. Slavery is not relevant today and hasn't been for several decades. There is nobody who can claim compensation. Wallahu a'lam
  12. You can refer to the link in my previous post above. It shows the method of tashahhud as taught by the Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) Wallahu a'lam
  13. There is no such practice found in the narrations from the ma'soomeen (عليه السلام) Kindly refer to the following section of Kitab al Salat from Wasail al Shi'a: http://www.*******.org/ithna-ashariyya/wasail/salat/tashahhud Replace the asterisks by t a s h a y y u Wallahu a'lam
  14. Yes brother, you can find them here: http://www.*******.org/ithna-ashariyya/wasail/salat/qiraa/chapter-42 http://www.*******.org/ithna-ashariyya/wasail/salat/qiraa/chapter-51 Wallahu a'lam
  15. I respectfully disagree. I think brother @Panzerwaffe makes some good points. Although I don't live in the US, I see it as a free society where each community can thrive if they choose to do so. It is up to poor communities to aggressively stamp out drugs and criminality from their neighborhoods. Wallahu a'lam
  16. Bismihi ta'ala Is anyone aware of any research regarding the origins of istighatha as observed in certain shi'I communities today? The purpose of the topic is not to debate what is and isnt allowed (it's probably been done several times already) rather to understand when this practice started and how it spread. Does it originate from mafatih al jinan (which can't be much older than 100-150 years) or does it go back even further? JazakumAllah.
  17. Walaikum as salam brother I am not aware of the fiqhi ruling, however I would assume that it is problematic since you are participating (outwardly) in an innovation. Wallahu a'lam
  18. Walaikum as salam brother I am not aware of the narration you are referring to. However, you might find what you need in kitab al salat of wasail al shi'a http://www.*******.org/ithna-ashariyya/wasail/salat Replace the asterisks by t a s h ay y u Wallahu a'lam
  19. The reason we follow him ((عليه السلام)) is because he was specifically appointed by the Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) upon the command of Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), not because he was born in the Ka'bah Wallahu a'lam
  20. If you spent time reading about the religion (there are tons of ressources available, many of them free of cost) then you wouldn't need to pay someone to stand up for your beliefs. Wallahu a'lam
  21. Isn't that like asking why we have so many sects and sub sects today despite all tha narrations that support our madhab being present? The existence of a narration does not automatically mean that every person exposed to it will act upon it or accept it. Wallahu a'lam
  22. Separate since they are both separate prayers. In reality there is no 'combination' of prayers. Rather, the time for certain prayers ('asr and 'isha) begins as soon as the previous prayer is complete. The prayers themselves are all seperate from one another. Wallahu a'lam
  23. Salam alaikum dear brother Here are some relevant narrations: http://www.*******.org/ithna-ashariyya/wasail/fasting/rules-of-the-month-of-Ramadan/chapter-3 Replace the asterisks by t a s h a y y u May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) accept our worship during the holy month Wallahu a'lam
  24. Salam alaikum brother. To clarify, I do refer to a single marja but I also check other easily available rulings and try to follow the most conservative ruling out of precaution. The difficulty doesn't lie in following the ruling, since the majority of rules are the same. If one wanted to check each and every rule for each and every marja that ever lived then indeed it would be a very difficult taskto. However, sayed al Sistani mentions precautions in his rulings so by following these precautions you are usually already on the safe side. Wallahu a'lam
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