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  1. As salaamun aleikum, Just want to say a few things here... First off, we all go through spiritual highs and lows. As long as you know Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) exists, as do you and everything else, you will be fine. Every "thing" that exists is the zahiri/outwardly proof/manifestation of His existence. 2nd, don’t base your religion and beliefs on "feelings". Feelings are subject to change due to many factors such as mood, chemical imbalances, external events, medications, lack of sleep, build up or relief of stress etc.. At the end of the day,theyre kida like illusions and can lead you astray, especially if youre expecting your feelings to be a type of personal evidence for Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). I agree there can be special moments and experiencs we can be granted that can help reassure us, or even catapult us to the next level of iman or yaqeen, but feelings are not meant to be used as a constant indicator of Allahs(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) precence or existence, or even as an indicator of how "close" we are to Him. 3rd, my honest suggestion is to stop with the atheistic/islamophobic/X Muslim videos. Why? Because you,me and may others are not at a level where our knowledge of Islam is koor(voluminous/large amount). Koor is a measurement of a large ammount of water and when something najis such as drops of blood or urine enters it, the water doesnt become najis because it is such a large volumnious amount. However, a glass of water has a qalil (little) amount of water in it, so if a few drops of blood or urine falls into it,the entire glass of water becomes najis. The same thing is the case with Islamic knowledge. If your Islamic knowledge is very little, and you encounter a "najis" statement, point of view, comment, etc, and you don’t have koor (large/voluminous) knowledge to answer that najis point, you become existentially najis, meaning,because you get these doubts about Allahs(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) existence,or whether the Qur'an is correct,etc. YOU yourself become najis. The only thing left to do is to search out the correct answers to these questions in order to purify yourself from the najisifying thoughts and falsehood youve become contaminated/najisified with. The problem with delving into those videos, comments, discussions, etc when your knowledge is qalil (little) vs koor (voluminous) is that sometimes people don't come back..For whatever reason, they continue being mislead. Some just leave religion, others become depressed and go in a completely different direction in life that leads them away from the Truth.. That's why it's very dangerous to entertain yourself with these types of videos and comments, at least until you have enough powerful VOLUMINOUS knowledge behind you to combat these types of encounters,so they don’t enter you and render your very existence najis,which brings me to my last point. You're here on shiachat, and that's great because there's a lot of really knowledgeable people here that can guide you and help you get the answers to your questions. Another good resource is Al Islam, and there are others...Spend your time reading actual Islamic literature as opposed to visiting random Youtube sites. SaveYouTube for legit credentialed Islamic speakers that have studied at Hawza, and stay away from these random people who became Christian or atheist based on their own deficiency (qalil) knowledge. Many if them are fake stories anyway,intentionally put there to mislead othes. Some speakers I suggest you listen to in place of these random you tubers are: Khalil Jaffer Dr.. Ali Shomali Dr.. Farrokh Sekaleshfar Hajj Hassanain Rajabali Im sure others would be happy to make further suggestions. Another thing to do, is start picking up books. Look for books by Allameh Tabatabai, Shahid Mutahari, Ayatullah Mizbah Yazdi, Dastghaib... Hope this helps, W/s
  2. As salaamun aleikum, Let me see if this will help, in sha Allah. HU (He) is the Awaal (the first and initial state of existence) and the Akhir (the infinetly subsequent One, to all manifestation), the Zahir (the explicit, unequivocal and percirvable manifestation; the Absolute Reality beyond the illusion of "otherness") and the Baatin (the imperceivable reality within the perceivable manifestation, the source of the unknown; the Absolute Self beyond the illusory selves) He is Aleem over all things (the Knower of all things as their creator, with His Names). W/s
  3. As salaamun aleikum, Id like to know how the ayatt of: Surah Aal-e-Imran, Verse 33: إِنَّ اللَّهَ اصْطَفَىٰ آدَمَ وَنُوحًا وَآلَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَآلَ عِمْرَانَ عَلَى الْعَالَمِينَ Surely Allah chose Adam and Nuh and the descendants of Ibrahim and the descendants of Imran above the nations. ...is to be understood....Who was Adam(عليه السلام) "chosen" from, if there were no other humans to be chosen from? W/s
  4. I don’t know how much "stuff" Trump actually does himself. I think its his handlers who make all the decisions. Hes just their mouthpiece. It will come down to whatever they tell him to do, but we can all hope and pray you are right, in sha Allah. W/s
  5. As salaamun aleikum, Sounds like what happens to many families when people die. All of a sudden, people get like wild wolves over the inheritance of property, money, etc. They damage and destroy their family memebers over dunyai accumulation... And its not something that happens outside of Islam-it happens even WITHIN Islam. Just because Islam sets forward inheritance ammounts in yhe Qur'an doesnt mean everyone abides by those laws. There are still problems, and its really sad. I think youre right, he was misguided by his own desire, desires for worldly acquisition of power and control, prestige, wealth, etc. I know people could bring forth "good" things he did once he was in position, but whatever "good" he did would render naught after what he did in order to acquire the position he did these "good" deeds from, as well as everything that came from derailing the caliphate in the first place. Lots of problems on a large scale these days stem back to this incident. W/s
  6. As salaamun aleikum, I just realized the OP is dealing with someone who is not Muslim,meaning, most of what I said wil have no effect on them since I am bringing ayatts of the Qur'an to them as "evidence" and as a means of understanding... Lol, that is like he surest way to get the OP dismissed w/s
  7. As salaamun aleikum, "then how can you describe him in words since words are used to describe some body that is reachable" Humans, as a limited creation, are also limited by language. Language is a very limiting and confining thing. I think in the next realm, we will communicate via something like telepathy, and there will be no more confusion, misunderstandings, or falling short in our conveyance of concepts, thoughts, etc to each other. Look how many problems we have on a day to day basis based on how something was said, understoood, misunderstood, etc? This same falliable language absolutely falls short of the ability to do justice to describing God, if it was even possible. We do the best we can, and at our absolute best, they are merely concepts or ideas that we understand in the end, which in and of themselves are extremelly limited in conveying an understanding of God. This is the problem we arrive at when we confine God to the realm of rationlity and reason.Rationality and reason is necessary in the beginning to guide us to the right path, but at a certain point, we need to move beyond this into a higer level of understanding. Actually its not really "understanding", but more "experiencing", which is what takes you from ilmul yaqeen eventually to haqqal yaqeen,in sha Allah. (Basically, differnt levels of certainty in God and His existence.) For example, you can read/learn about a place (ilmul yaqeen) or you can actually BE at that place (haqqul yaqeen) The "being there" gives you absolute certainty of the place and its existence. "At least, Idol worshippers are sincere enough not to say that idols are what God looks like!” This may be the case, however, they only further ingrain in there heart, mind and soul the concept that God is something outside of themselves, with specific limited attributes. This is the hardest thing for me to remove from myself after converting to Islam from Christianity. The idea that God is seperate from us, that He exists in some "form" outside of me, this duality idea, its known as hidden shirk. To move towards removing this, a person needs to study tawheed, the more indepth, the better. If you stop at the idea that "God is 1", and move on to the next subject, inducting REAL tawheed into yourself will never be accomplished. In Arabic, the word "Wahid" means 1, in the numerical sense. But look at the word "Ahad", in Surah Iklass: qul huwa Allahu AHADAllahu assamadLam yalid walam yooladWalam yakun lahu kufuwan ahad. قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ Say: He, Allah, is One.اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ Allah is He on Whom all depend. لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ He begets not, nor is He begotten. وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ And none is like Him. He is the ALL ENCOMPASSING ONE. Rationally, there can’t be more that 1 of this type of "One". It has nothing to do with selfishness, as was mentined further down in the OP. Surah Hadid ayatt 3 helps to elucidate Surah Iklass: Surah Al-Hadid, Verse 3: هُوَ الْأَوَّلُ وَالْآخِرُ وَالظَّاهِرُ وَالْبَاطِنُ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ He is the First and the Last and the Outter and the inner, and He is Cognizant of all things. (Doesnt leave any room for anything else, does it?) There is no "thing" that is God-free. This is the kind of "One" that God is, to the best that language can describe His indescribable Self. "If there was only one God, how was it possible for man to find many other Gods to worship?" Man created these concepts of other gods. God didnt create them. Maybe br. @eThErEaL can shed some light on this and correct any wrong I may have said. Hope this helps, w/s
  8. As salaamun aleikum, "then how can you describe him in words since words are used to describe some body that is reachable" Humans, as a limited creation, are also limited by language. Language is a very limiting and confining thing. I think in the next realm, we will communicate via something like telepathy, and there will be no more confusion, misunderstandings, or falling short in our conveyance of concepts, thoughts, etc to each other. Look how many problems we have on a day to day basis based on how something was said, understoood, misunderstood, etc? This same falliable language absolutely falls short of the ability to do justice to describing God, if it was even possible. We do the best we can, and at our absolute best, they are merely concepts or ideas that we understand in the end, which in and of themselves are extremelly limited in conveying an understanding of God. This is a problem we arrive at when we confine God to the realm of rationality and reason, and this leads to a very limited understanding of God at best. Our ratinality is necessary at first, to help us to discern we are on the right path, but at a certain point, we need to move beyond this to a deeper way of understanding God. "At least, Idol worshippers are sincere enough not to say that idols are what God looks like!” This may be the case, however, they only further ingrain in there heart, mind and soul the concept that God is something outside of themselves, with specific limited attributes. This has been the hardest thing for me to remove from myself after converting to Islam from Christianity. The idea that God is seperate from us, that He exists in some "form" outside of me, this duality idea, its known as hidden shirk. To move towards removing this, a person needs to study tawheed, the more indepth, the better. If you stop at the idea that "God is 1", and move on to the next subject, inducting REAL tawheed into yourself will never be accomplished. In Arabic, the word "Wahid" means 1, in the numerical sense. But look at the word "Ahad", in Surah Iklass: qul huwa Allahu AHADAllahu assamadLam yalid walam yooladWalam yakun lahu kufuwan ahad. قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ Say: He, Allah, is One.اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ Allah is He on Whom all depend. لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ He begets not, nor is He begotten. وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ And none is like Him. He is the ALL ENCOMPASSING ONE. Rationally, there can’t be more that 1 of this type of "One". It has nothing to do with selfishness, as was mentined further down in the OP. Surah Hadid ayatt 3 helps to elucidate Surah Iklass: Surah Al-Hadid, Verse 3: هُوَ الْأَوَّلُ وَالْآخِرُ وَالظَّاهِرُ وَالْبَاطِنُ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ He is the First and the Last and the Outter and the inner, and He is Cognizant of all things. (Doesnt leave any room for anything else, does it?) There is no "thing" that is God-free. This is the kind of "One" that God is, to the best that language can describe His indescribable Self. "If there was only one God, how was it possible for man to find many other Gods to worship?" Man created these concepts of other gods. God didnt create them. Maybe br. @eThErEaL can shed some light on this and correct any wrong I may have said. Hope this helps, w/s
  9. As salaamun aleikum, As a grown adult man, he doesnt understand how someone can know someone for YEARS and still stab them in the back?? Lol, ive had it happen to me and im no one special. Stabbing me in the back only benefitted those people a teeny tiny bit, but there was MUCH more at stake in the Prophets situation. I don’t understand whats so perplexing to him..he admitted terrible things happened to the Alhle Bayt...so did he miss the point of how Shimr was on the right side for years but then ended up committing the greatest attrocity in Karbala? I mean, not burrying the Prophet, having a secret meeting, usurping caliphate, refusing Fadak,etc. are one tyoe of thing..beheading another human being, especially one as magnificent as Imam Hussein(عليه السلام) is as bad as you can get. When the grandson of the Prophet and his family are massacred, anything LESS than that is possible within all humans. What is so hard to fathom about that? Sheikh Hamza Yusuf is too smart to let this slide past him based on this reasoning. Hes studied abroad, spent time with numerous famous and educated sheikhs...I can’t believe his study into the revolution and shiaism didnt lead him to a different conclusion. Allahu alam.. W/s
  10. As salaamun aleikum, Wow, thats totally interesting that Imam Ali(عليه السلام) was born in the Kabba when it was still full of idols.
  11. Salam brother, Thank you and everyone ese for their contribution to this thread. Could you expound a little on what CAIRs agenda is? They show up at the masid I attend from time to time giving brief speeches and offering their help to any Muslims that feel their rights have been violated, so they've come across in a positive light to me but obviously I'm missing something if you're saying that they have an agenda, so I'd like to know what that agenda is cuz I want to know what's up with everything going on. As for the Palestinians celebrating, I thought those were actually the Israelis that were caught and videotaped dancing and celebrating, and shortly after, they ended up getting shipped back to Israel immediately where they then announced it on their own News Channel in Israel that they were sent there to report on the incident,meaning, thy knew in advance it was gong to hapen.. I've seen footage of the news episode, so I'm not really sure about the whole Palestinian thing having happened. Was it something the mainstream News made up to further their aim of inciting hate and fear in Americans towards Muslims? W/s
  12. Salam brother, Sorry, I worded that incotrectly. To state it more precisely, if a person chooses to go on a trip that isnt necessarry but is just for fun, I was under the impression that they not only have to make up the missed fast but also fast for 2 consecutive months as well as pay fidya, whereas if it was for work or some other legitimate and necesary reason, all they would need to do is make up the 1 missed fast later in the year. I could be completely wrong about this, so please correct me if I am. Your right, though, the person still has to break their fast as jurisprudentially, they are not allowed to keep it once they travel beyond a certain distance regardless of the reason. Im more focused on the legitimacy of people taking pleasure/vacation trips in the month of Ramadhan as if it was any ol month of the year as opposed to respecting the sanctity and religious duties and observations that come with this month. The OP may be able to justify their trip due to it being a school function as it is an end of the school year reward which may be considered a more legitimate reason than if he just randomly chose to take a day off of fasting on his own accord to go to an amusement park durring the month of Ramadhan for no other reason than "he just felt like it"... Lol, sometimes I really struggle at clarifying myself well..please forgive me. W/s
  13. As salaamun aleikum, My friend from childhood is getting married next friday. Her town is 15 miles in one direction away from my towns boundary, so 30 miles round trip. I believe the ceremony is at 1:30, which is about 23 mins after dhuur, so not enough time to pray befor I leave home. I will most likely need to leave home about 12:45 to make sure I get there on time. Is this a legit reason to break my fast? I know one of the things that determines whether you can break your fast or not is whether the event you are going to is one that is necessary, or one that is for joy and not necessary. A couple years ago, my friends took the day off of fasting just so they could drive to the beach and spend the day there. At the time, I did my research around that particular incident, and the answer that I arrived at was no, it was not a legitimate reason for them to break their fast, therefore making them responsible for 2 months of continuous fasting and I think some other Islamic penalties on top of that, which they did not fullfill.. I don't want me or anyone else to end up in that situation. W/s
  14. As salaamun aleikum, I don’t know how practical it is, but have a pair of gloves handy and when it comes to dealing with the elderly of the opposite gender, put the gloves on before you shake hands or touch them. Ive seen women shaking Seyyed Khameneis hands with gloves on. The issue is not only about not "tempting" the opposite gender, but it is also to protect against the defilement of both souls through the contact of bare skin. The soul and the body have an overlap, if you may. By providing a barrier that prevents skin to skin contact, the souls remain pure. Of course, intention plays a BIG role here, so I am not at all advocating that "its ok for men and woment to run around touching each other willy nilly as long as they have gloves on". All im saying is, under certain circumstances, ive seen it done, but as always, we need to check our intentions and be honest with ourselves. If a person can’t get past that and be honest with themselves and their own intentions, then they got OTHER issues they need to address. W/s
  15. As salaamun aleikum, Whats the name of the supplication? Ive come across a few supplications attributed to certain Imams, yet I have a hard time accepting their authenticity due to a few sentences here and there that "don’t quite add up" for a few different reasons. I wouldnt be suprised is that was the case with this one as well, but im only speculating. (I can see this post developing into a deep convo, in sha Allah, depending on what members get involved.) W/s
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