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In the Name of God بسم الله


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About Mithrandir

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  1. Alhamdulillah, that's a relief. I look forward to learning from this post, Insha Allah.
  2. Salam, uncle Sami. Are you planning on leaving shiachat after this? Please dont!
  3. To the OP, Gandhi said, "someone who believes religion has nothing to do with politics does not know what religion is." Religion is the source of our ethics and morality. A nation that subscribes to a religion's ethical system would want those values reflected in its political system. Stop making your own opinions up--it is a bit like creating your own religion. An example of what I mean. The third Caliph's government wrongfully hoarded other people's gold and silver, a clear violation of Qur'anic conduct. The rightly guided companions made it their religious duty to campaign against this ho
  4. Since you read some random book in Barnes and Nobles whose name you don't even remember, maybe you should read a good book written by a sincere individual. Read Then I Was Guided. Oh, then get yourself a copy of After the Prophet by Lesley Hazleton.
  5. (bismillah) When I was reading The sourcefield investigations by David Wilcock, he recounted a very fascinating experiment conducted by a famous Russian doctor--I'm sorry I forgot the name. Basically, the doctor wanted to see if there was any measurable physical change in the bodies of individuals who claimed to have had near death experiences when they were proclaimed "clinically dead." He conducted a massive experiment. Over 300 people in a huge Russian hospital were proclaimed clinically dead. Prior to this he had measured the mass of all these patients. However, over 64-67 people were
  6. Life's been well, alhamdulillah. Been studying about everything you've shared with us. With each passing day I wake up just a bit more about the reality of our world.
  7. Love in the modern sense is a biochemical phenomenon. Love in the past was associated with action--working for your family, looking after your kids, treating your spouse with respect. Today it is an emotion, a completely novel way of looking at this. Emotions don't last--how can they? Ground your social relations on action, and emotion may come into the equation later.
  8. I'm surprised you guys know him. I was/still am one of his mureeds, from back when I was a sunni....don't know if I'm still part of the Order anymore.
  9. Uncle, Sami! Haven't seen you here in a long time. How have you been?
  10. Move on. Just a guy, y'know. Of course, he's not just a guy to you. Why don't take the time to think about whether the boy has any intrinsic value or not, with respect to you that is. He totally gave up on you the first sign that difficulty popped up, so how do you think he'll fare in marriage? Perhaps you've grown attached to him because of all the time you've spent together, but that's more of a chemical reaction than 'love'. But then again, the emotions associated with 'love' are also a product of chemical reactions in the brain, so perhaps you should think about that. Take the time and
  11. (bismillah) I wish he had said more. Just goes to show that even Sunnis aren't unified on the issue of Imam Mahdi(as). A large number of Sufis in the Indo-Pak region actually do believe that the Mahdi has already arrived, so that should serve as a reminder to us that we're on the right track.
  12. I think they're saying is that in this case, the act of "pedophilia" can simply be called a lawful marital relationship even if the female child has not reached puberty. But girls mature faster than boys and most boys hit puberty at around age 12-13 so the claim of pedophilia is invalid. Whatever the reasons for passing this bill may be, I don't think a lot of people are crying to get married to little girls they've raised as their own. But there's always that rare case where such things are actually necessary. In any case, what I'm interested in is not the Islamic legal validity of the issue
  13. Bismillah. Salam, friends. I came across this, I know its old but could anyone tell me if this actually got approved? "Iran lawmakers pass bill allowing men to marry adopted daughters" http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/26/iran-lawmakers-men-wed-adopted-daughters
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