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  1. hey man i respect your religion but this isn't really relevant to the topic
  2. So my whole family is Pakistani (living in America), and in Pakistan (and immigrant communities elsewhere) self-flagellation, zanjeer ka maatam, is a very popular form of azadari. In my area there are two imambhara. -One is more mild, with more english speakers, milder maulana's, sometimes non-pakistani/indian maulana's, and no zanjeer ka maatam during muharram (also has more iranis and blacks who come) -The other is more traditional Pakistani, with louder, only urdu speaking maulana's, emphasis on azadari, and zanjeer once or twice during the big 10 days. We go to both imambharas but th
  3. There is a question the some of you may have. Of course, I am no marja or alim, I'm not even old enough for my opinion to be taken seriously within the shia community, but I would like to share my thoughts on a certain topic The question I have (and many others) have is: If Allah (SWT) knows (and created) the past, present, and future, did he make our decisions for us and therefore doom some of us to hellfire? This isn't a question I think anyone alive and present could answer with absolute certainty and in it's entirety, but here is my theory. /////////////
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