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  1. @Haji 2003 certainly many will be alarmed at the fast degradation of social morals in Saudi Arabia, but I also agree with @Sumerian that large portions of secular society, particularly the globalized, social media youth, will see this positively. For now I think many prefer to silently approve rather than to stick their necks out openly (no pun intended) with public shows of support. Regarding your second link to the FT, this is indeed a new low. While it doesn't surprise me that religion has sadly been abandoned by many, or at least secularized, I am amazed at how quickly the Arabs abandoned their cultural conservatism in such affairs.
  2. I didn't follow it in detail but it seems like the people are pretty much disillusioned at this stage with any candidate or form of government. Nobody has really gained the trust of the people in the last 20 years. I don't know how high the turnout was, but I question if people even see a benefit in voting if it's unlikely to have any impact on their living conditions.
  3. My thoughts also. It will pretty much look and feel like the UAE or Qatar.
  4. Actually among the muslimeen it is considered haram among some, permissible among others and even then with certain conditions. Because it has no basis in religion and is generally perceived in the muslim world as an act of imitating disbelievers. In other words man made symbols that are neither from the Qur'an nor from the sunnah.
  5. I don't think there is any good symbol for a tattoo because this isn't from the way of the ahlulbayt (عليه السلام). The culture of tattoos is taken from non muslims. One often ends up growing old and regretting why they performed such an act which has no basis in the Qur'an or the sunnah of the ma'soomeen (عليه السلام).
  6. The Quran says (at various places) obey Allah and obey His messenger. Without hadith you can't obey the messenger because you don't know what he instructed.
  7. Wa alaikum as salam The famous tafaseer of the Shia school such as tafseer al qummi, al tibyan and majma ul bayan are not available in English as far as I'm aware. The few that are available are not necessarily the most prominent ones but might help you inshaAllah https://www.al-islam.org/enlightening-commentary-light-holy-quran-vol-1
  8. A muslim is a muslim. If you are seeing them as converts, white converts, black converts, born muslim, arab muslim, persian muslim or anything else then the problem is perhaps on your side.
  9. Wa alaikum as salam The best way to seek knowledge is to make a sincere intention to learn for the sake of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and to follow this up with effort (ie studying, reading, learning)
  10. Wa alaikum as salam brother Firstly I think it's important for all of us to spend our time in pursuit of knowledge rather than polemics. I have seen some people get so tied up in polemics that in the end their only religious knowledge was the one they used for debates, and outside of this they had learnt very little in terms of self building. However if you want some references for the sake of discussions and/or clearing doubts, our late brother @toyibonline has some nice work on this subject, may Allah have mercy on his soul https://www.al-islam.org/person/toyib-olawuyi
  11. Wa alaikum as salam This sort of anxiety can often occur at such moments. What I would say is that you should enter your marriage with a positive mindset, keeping in mind that we should try and do everything for the sake of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and in the manner that is taught by the Qur'an and the ma'soomeen (عليه السلام). There can be challenges and perhaps it might not work out but the important thing is to be sincere. This is the best that we can do in any of our endeavours. Whatever the ultimate result is, we should accept it and remain thankful to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
  12. Wa alaikum as salam Interchangeable. Keep in mind that the core books are not written in english so translations can sometimes differ but the meaning is essentially the same.
  13. As salaamu alaikum I would suggest to keep it casual, try not to to turn it into a sort of interrogation. You can ask her about what she likes to do in her free time. If there are subjects she seems passionate about, maybe you can discuss these with her. Some people are more talkative than others. If she enjoys talking then be a good listener, if she seems uncomfortable then maybe you can try and talk about the things you like to do and that interest you.
  14. You will see various shia doing various things, but if you want to know what actually comes from Shiism you need to refer to the Qur'an and the Ahlulbayt.
  15. The site doesn't have credibility, but it's also true that this modern day trend has no basis in our religion. Our supplications are to Allah ((سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), as taught by the Qur'an and the Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام).
  16. Usually one follows a belief because they believe in it, not because someone else wants them to
  17. Wa alaikum as salam I think this might be your mother's attempt at 'tough love'. From her perspective she probably sees a young person not doing anything with their lives and thinks this might be due to laziness. If she is correct, then try and get yourself into a routine where you are using your time in a productive manner. If she is wrong, sit down with her and gently explain to her that you don't aim to waste your days and do have the intention to be productive. You can also explain to her that while you appreciate her concern for you, her approach is simply making you more stressed and giving you health issues.
  18. It isn't worn for men or because of men, it is worn because Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has commanded it. Every act of worship that a Muslim or a Muslimah performs should be for the sake of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Whether it gives them worldly gains, advantages or results or not is irrelevant.
  19. Salam alaikum Since these practices don't come from the Qur'an or the Ma'soomeen (عليه السلام) I don't think you need to worry too much about it. In general it would perhaps be best to refrain from such things and follow our authentic teachings and practices. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) reward you.
  20. There is a chapter in the book '40 hadith' of Sayyid al Khomaini on the topic of asabiyyah (tribalism). Please read it carefully before repeatedly making such comments.
  21. Firstly it's important to remember that disloyalty is not just a sin against your husband, its a sin against Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Any form of relationship with a man who isn't a mahram to you is obviously haram. Therefore you need to immediately cut this person out of your life for the sake of Allah. As for the issues with your husband, you need to sit down and discuss them with him. Remain calm, don't get too emotional, explain to him that you feel like your relationship needs to be strengthened and improved as well as anything else that's on your mind.
  22. In this day and age probably not due to the growing anti Shia sentiment in such movements. During their earlier days, maybe, since I believe some of them had a positive view of Khomeini. In fact it is said that Hizb ut Tahrir even approached him at one point to become the caliph, as envisaged in their vision of an islamic state. At the end of the day, from a theological perspective if you follow the Shia aqidah then you are Shia, so the term Shia Ikhwani is self contradictory. Perhaps from a political perspective there is potential for common ground but under current circumstances it looks unlikely.
  23. Yes, you are providing haram. It isn't much different to selling or distributing haram food or drink to people. Obviously it is sinful.
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