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Sulayman of the Heart

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  1. Akf, were you aware of this ruling or did you search and find it? If you searched for it, did you use Google or Sistani.org? What did you type in the search to get this result? Thanks so much! Sulayman
  2. Salaam, I'd like to really know this too. In these Holy months, when you are fasting and somebody finds out, they all come rushing to you with food, coaxing you to open your fast, for some free thawab for themselves. Sulayman
  3. Salaam everybody, The Holy Months of Rajab and Shaban are upon us. Needless to say it's highly recommended to fast on these days. Say Fajr is at 4:00 AM, can one make the niyyah to fast at 8:00 AM, provided that he/she's not eaten or drank anything? Salaams and Duas, Sulayman
  4. Salaam Shia Chatters, I'm looking for a mp3 file of Azaan that's softly and beautifully recited. Want to play this at home to my daughter when it's namaaz time. I went through the Azaan videos on Youtube and found most of them jarring. Would appreciate any links. Jazakallah! Sulayman
  5. Salaam Fellow Shia Chatters, I have a speech to prepare for Eid Al Adha. For the speech I'm looking for the complete story of Hazrat Ibrahim (as) sacrificing Hazrat Ismail (as) with details of the stoning of the devil too. What is it that Shaitan said to tempt Hazrat Ibrahim (as), Hazrat Ismail (as) and Bibi Hajira (as)? I have been googling for almost half an hour can't find the complete story yet. Would be grateful if someone would have a link handy. Jazakallah! Sulayman
  6. The Alchemy of Happiness, is an Outstanding piece of work. I did a brief blog-post on a part of it here: 3 captivating stories/analogies, that help you find the Meaning of Life. Claud Field's translation is available here. Sulayman
  7. Salaam Fellow Shia Chatters, There is this Beauitful Dua of Hadhrat Ali (as) that goes like, "God you are just the way I like You to be, please make me the way You would like me to be." Would be grateful if I could have the exact words and reference of this dua. Need this for a presentation I'm delivering. Salaams and duas, Sulayman
  8. Salaam dear fellow Shia Chatters, As the subject states, does Seer/Surmai fish have scales and is it Halal? The fishmonger has given me conflicting information. First he says it has small scales, then he says it has no scales. Furthermore I believe I heard in a majlis that Seer/Surmai fish is born with scales, but then it s[Edited Out]es itself on rocks to remove it's scales. Does anybody have any authentic reports on this? Also what is the law on having fish. Is it that we are allowed to eat only scaly fish? Jazakallah brothers and sisters. Keep smiling :-) Sulayman
  9. 15 tips that help achieve better concentration in prayers.
  10. Jazakallah brother. The app seems to be in Arabic though, do you plan on designing an English Version?
  11. Jazakallah Shiachatters! You're the best! :-) LOL! Thanks for the image Basim, that clarified it for me completely. Salaams and duas, Sulayman
  12. Salaam Fellow Shia-chatters, 'Zahra' or 'Zehra', which is the original authentic arabic name of Bibi Fatima? Is it "Zahra" that's predominant in Arabic literature or "Zehra"? Or are they both correct, but usage depends on the grammar of the sentence? Thanks bro's and sisters! Sulayman
  13. You Bro's are amazing! Thanks so much for the reply. Super appreciate the effort. I've picked up lots of good stuff from this reply. Just one follow-on question for now, I normally do my cardio before my weights to warm up. If you are recommending that I do by HIIT after weights, then what should I do to warm up? Also what's the average time one should spend working out? Currently I spend say 20 to 30 minutes cardio followed by 30 to 45 minutes of weight training. Thanks once again guys. Sulayman
  14. Salaams Bro's, Thanks so much for your help guys. Surfing through this thread alone I'm learning amazing new stuff. I'll try to keep my question short, apologies if it's been answered earlier already. The routine I was following: Day 1: Chest and Triceps Day 2: Back and Biceps Day 3: Legs and Shoulders Day 4: Abs Day 5: Rest Day 6: Chest and Triceps Day 7: Rest I had this workout for a while pre Ramadhan, during which I would have two glasses of protein shake several times a week. I did build muscle, but man did I put on weight as well. Although I am quite well within my BMI range, but al
  15. Jazakallah! May Allah swt reward you for your efforts.
  16. Salaam Sis Phoenix!

    Really good to hear from you :-) I am trying to reply to your PM, but man, I just can't seem to access the message boards. I have been away for just way too long. Do Email me instead, a lot easier to stay in touch. My email id is: arif@vakil.org

    Salaams and duas,


    Ps. Congrats on on your shaadi! Buckle your seatbelt, get ready for one...

  17. From Allah we have come & to Him is our return...(till then I'm whiling my time away in Bangalore, India :) )

  18. Well, thanks to you and brother Interpreter. However, I've not got my complete answer yet. I said that the answer probably lies in the Tafsir of verse (17:71), which has not yet been posted. Whooops...sorry. :blush: Sis Whiz! Good to hear from you! Na, not totally convinced but getting there. I visited the link, we can start a complete new thread based on that. Unforunatley I'm not clear on a couple of things: - What does "lutf" mean? It's been mentioned time and again in the above link - Furthermore, section 242 states, that belief in the necessity of Leadership of Imam (as) is as evi
  19. Dear Brother Spizo, Thank you so very much for taking the trouble to get the answer and posting it. Inspite of the thread becoming quite old. Jazakallah Khair. Indeed a beautiful Eid Gift. Brother Interpreter's reply has definitely shed some really strong light to my question. But not completely though. The key to the answer probably lies in Allama Taba tabai's tafsir of the verse (17:71) where Brother Interpreter has quoted that Allama has explained there why "Imam" referes to a true leader. And if the True Leader is there for the time of "everybody" that then should prove that Imam (as)
  20. Salaam everybody, A belated Eid Mubarak. :-) I'd be really grateful if somebody could point me to a source where I can get hi-resolutions pictures of all the Zaris/Harams of our Masumeen (as). A needy person who can't afford access to a computer or internet has requested me for it. Jazakallah Khair. Salaams and duas, Sulayman
  21. Salaam, Any update if Sheikh Arif is speaking anywhere this Ramadhan? Sulayman
  22. Salaam everybody, Another Sheikh Arif fan checking in. I've catalogued all the Sheikh Arif lectures I could come across at this blog post: http://www.vakil.org/index.php/2008/03/09/...ectures-online/ If you do know of anymore feel free to add them in comments. Salaams and duas, Sulayman
  23. Salaam Ya Aba, Thank you so much for the links. The second specially requires a detailed study. Inshallah will peer over it in the coming weeks. However, it refers to the website www.islamicfinder.com and not www.guidedways.com. Wondering if anyone has specific information on that. Sulayman
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