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    Skanderbeg reacted to أبو فاطمة المحمدي in So I guess I'm a Wahhabi...   
    قُل لَّا أَمْلِكُ لِنَفْسِي ضَرًّا وَلَا نَفْعًا إِلَّا مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ لِكُلِّ أُمَّةٍ أَجَلٌ إِذَا جَاءَ أَجَلُهُمْ فَلَا يَسْتَأْخِرُونَ سَاعَةً وَلَا يَسْتَقْدِمُونَ
    Say, ‘I have no control over any benefit for myself nor [over] any harm except what Allah may wish. There is a time for every nation: when their time comes, they shall not defer it by a single hour nor shall they advance it.’
    Qur'an 10:49
    قُل لَّا أَمْلِكُ لِنَفْسِي نَفْعًا وَلَا ضَرًّا إِلَّا مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ وَلَوْ كُنتُ أَعْلَمُ الْغَيْبَ لَاسْتَكْثَرْتُ مِنَ الْخَيْرِ وَمَا مَسَّنِيَ السُّوءُ إِنْ أَنَا إِلَّا نَذِيرٌ وَبَشِيرٌ لِّقَوْمٍ يُؤْمِنُونَ
    Say, ‘I have no control over any benefit for myself nor [over] any harm except what Allah may wish. Had I known the Unseen, I would have acquired much good, and no ill would have befallen me. I am only a warner and a bearer of good news to a people who have faith.’
    Qur'an 7:188
     
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    Skanderbeg reacted to أبو فاطمة المحمدي in So I guess I'm a Wahhabi...   
    This is from al-Khisal of Shaykh al-Saduq (ra):
    حدثنا محمد بن الحسن بن أحمد بن الوليد رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمد بن الحسن الصفار، عن الحسن بن موسى الخشاب، عن يزيد بن إسحاق شعر، عن عباس بن يزيد، عن أبي عبد الله عليه  السلام قال ... لا يكون العبد مشركا حتى يصلي لغير الله، أو يذبح لغير الله، أو يدعو لغير الله عز وجل.
    Narrated 'Abbas b. Yazid:
    Abu 'Abd Allah, peace be upon him, said: "The slave does not become a polytheist until he performs salat to other than Allah, or slaughters in dedication to other than Allah, or makes du'a to other than Allah, the Almighty, the Most Glorious."
     
     
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    Skanderbeg got a reaction from hasanhh in So I guess I'm a Wahhabi...   
    Salam,      

    And then there are some brothers who reproach me that I do not follow scholars unconditionally.
     
     
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    Skanderbeg reacted to Haydar Husayn in So I guess I'm a Wahhabi...   
    Yeah, this is the irony. Most Christians who convert to Islam mention that they like the direct connection with God that Islam provides (apart from some Catholics who liked the whole 'saint-worship' aspect of their faith). Meanwhile, you have Shias who want to run away from that part of Islam, and will claim that we are't worthy of asking anything of Allah.
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    Skanderbeg got a reaction from Ali al-Abdullah in So I guess I'm a Wahhabi...   
    Salam, 

    To keep it simple or better said as it is.

    The Quran motivates us to seek help and to worship Allah alone. Not in just one verse but many times. 

    La ilaha il Allah, wahdahu la sharika lah

    Nuff said, I'm out.
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    Skanderbeg got a reaction from certainclarity in The Greater Jihad in Quran   
    Salam, 

    I do agree with you fully that I have to learn Arabic as I noticed that the translations we have today are dramatic. 

    A lot of translations are not objective but suggestive. 

    Like the case of Wudu where they translated the wiping of the anckles with washing and more tragic errors which do no good to the truth.

    In such way they try to make the Quran subordinate to their own teachings
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    Skanderbeg got a reaction from Zarla in Were the first three Calipha's muslims ?   
    Salam, 

    I believe it is our duty to use our reason and stay critical when it comes to sources outside the Quran no matter if it's about some ahadith, fatawa or even scholars.

    It's easy to be critical towards other sects but can you do the same when it is about your own?

    Just state a hadith which is considered to be sahih or thrustworthy by shia's which goes against reason. 

    I'll be the first to condemn it.

    Quran is all. The rest is just guesswork. Be a muslim first. Use your logic. Stay critical and the truth shall set you free.
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    Skanderbeg reacted to StrugglingForTheLight in So I guess I'm a Wahhabi...   
    Salam
    The Quran is written in a way that teases us to think. None of it is decisively written in an undisputed way. For example, the teachings of Tawheed. How did Allah prove Tawheed. There is in fact VERY FEW people who understand that. That is why Quran says "and none remember but those who possess understanding".  
    Musa asked for Harun because he realized his words couldn't convey as good as Harun, Harun was better at conveying and speech then him.
    Allah [swt] likes made Ali the door to the city of knowledge even during the life time of Mohammad [saw] and Mohammad's heart was expanded through Allah's Name by Allah in the same Musa's heart was expanded. What is meant by that was in fact was through Ali. 
    The companions of Mohammad and Ali were taught the Quran, through a different knowledge all together. A lost knowledge in this day and age. People don't understand the Quran like they did.
    They were guided by the Imammate of Mohammad and at times even got glimpse of Ali's Noor as well, as hadiths show of the meaning of the tranquility they got and the water from the sky, the sky was Mohammad and Ali was the water.
    We don't even take our time to understand the hadiths of Ahlulbayt [as] regarding these matters.
    There is many verses, and if we read the tafsir of Ahlulbayt, and look at the Quran holistically, we will understand. 
    For example Allah [swt] didn't say everyone's Guide is the light they have inside of them. Never once. We know that light is not sufficient as a guide. Have you seen what our hadiths have said about verses about light. I have to make a blog on this. And in fact if you combine verses together, you will realize the interpretation of those hadiths is the correct one or otherwise, we would not need Nubuwa or Wilayah or Imammate. We can all be guided with the light within us. 
     
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    Skanderbeg got a reaction from Gaius I. Caesar in How can Aisha be a member of the Household?   
    Dude, 

    There are stories in the Quran condemning people who lived 3000 years ago. 

    Second of all, if you uphold a person who invented a tradition to curse the beloved ones of the Prophet s.a.w. from the pulpit then I believe there is something definitely not okay with your definition of loving the Prophet s.a.w. which is a part of Ibadah as well.

    It's all except safe.
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    Skanderbeg reacted to certainclarity in The Greater Jihad in Quran   
    Salam brother,
    You made it a lot easier for me, with your reasonable post. Thank you.
    I truly wish you well, that is why I suggested either a pious scholar or tafsir Al safi, and in no way mean to imply not to use your aql.
    You can even know more than any learned scholar, even if you are illiterate, If God wills, by being pious and obeying Allah. 
    I agree with you fully on aql, having said that as you may know Arabic is a very deep language, and the word Jahd will have various dimensions to it.
    Hence when the Furqan is gifted to someone, they will know, a lot more what is behind the word jahd, apart from the apparent word as in striving.
    The first apparent meaning the believers will understand is what we agreed on, but it does not stop there, there is more to it. That is what I meant.
    We can stay at the apparent level of understanding or we could experience and understand deeper.
    And yes scholars are guides, who have studied more extensively the Quran, but as you said we have our aql, and even in matters of fiqh we should not fully follow any one scholar blindly,
    Asthe Quran says, we should listen to SPEECH and follow the best of it, those are who Allah guides and those are people of understanding. ( 39:18 )
     In addition to the verse you indicated about people who took their scholars as their Lord ,this verse in Quran , also endorses the verse you mentioned and does not say, 
    listen to scholars, and follow the best of it, those are who Allah guides, those are people of understanding..,
    Yet we follow one scholar strictly in terms of figh, and ignore aql, even though the verse is clear, to choose the best of speech, not scholar.
    When I meant by asking a pious scholar or someone gifted by Allah, is to discuss with someone you find reliable, because they would be able to assist you in deeper meanings, which may even change the whole dynamics of a verse.
    Unfortunately, english translations do not do justice.
    I will give you two examples 
    1- the word jahd means trying very hard, striving, so actually any person who strives very hard in arabic is called a mujtahid.
    It does not mean that I went to hawza and  got a degree to be a mujtahid.
    2- another word which is translated as " Human " in english.
    This has been translated from two words of :
    Insan: human
    bashar : human
    But in Arabic it refers to two different aspects, and if they are swapped , it will totally change the context of the whole verse,
    unlike in English, if you swap two places of the word human it does not make any difference.
    These are the kind of things you can learn and discuss better with a pious reliable scholar, until you reach a level of taqwa and Allah himself gives you the gift of Furqan . Because respectable discussions with pious knowledgeable scholars is a big part of Aql. 
    Hope I cleared the misunderstanding if there was any.
    I truly wish all my brothers in faith , who have entered islam with reason, all the best, and I just mean well, because I have experienced the difference between threading this path, with my limited knowledge and deficit aql alone, in comparison to be assisted with someone who has already threaded this path and is relatively or extremely more knowledgeable than I am.
    I really enjoy your questions, and your questioning mind.
    All the best
    Wasalam
     
     
     
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    Skanderbeg got a reaction from hasanhh in So I guess I'm a Wahhabi...   
    What bothers me is that there was a large crowd listening.
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    Skanderbeg got a reaction from Gaius I. Caesar in Were the first three Calipha's muslims ?   
    Salam, 

    I think it's not as black and white as that. Two of our Imams a.s. were caliphs as well. Or in other words, accepted the caliphate in a certain way. There is however a diffirence between a caliph in the technical sense and in the absolute sense. The first three caliphs believed the caliphate was all there is while in absolute sense one has to be an imam.

    Our imams a.s. saw the caliphate as a treaty or set of conditions which were broken by Muawiyah and Yazid. That is I believe the reason why Imam Hussein a.s. resisted the caliphate of the last.

     
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    Skanderbeg got a reaction from Gaius I. Caesar in Were the first three Calipha's muslims ?   
    Salam, 

    I believe it is our duty to use our reason and stay critical when it comes to sources outside the Quran no matter if it's about some ahadith, fatawa or even scholars.

    It's easy to be critical towards other sects but can you do the same when it is about your own?

    Just state a hadith which is considered to be sahih or thrustworthy by shia's which goes against reason. 

    I'll be the first to condemn it.

    Quran is all. The rest is just guesswork. Be a muslim first. Use your logic. Stay critical and the truth shall set you free.
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    Skanderbeg got a reaction from certainclarity in The Greater Jihad in Quran   
    Salam, 

    The Quran is not given to scholars who should give it to men. It's actually a motivator and a stimulator to use our own mind instead of let other people think and decide for us and to follow them blindly.

    For example remember the verse about the jews and christians who took their scholars as lords beside Allah which is a warning to the muslims as well.

    I believe we do need scholars in matters of fiqh but even then they're a help. Not a definite judge.

    And as long we both read the same things and both believe they have the same meaning there is no case of personal opinion.

    It's just about using common sense and not making things more difficult than they are or trying to find a diffirent meaning in that which is explained or worded plain, simple and unambiguously.

    I'm not talking about matters of Allah having hands or a face for it's clear these expressions can only be meant metaphorically but in this case you don't'have to pretend to be blind and to hand over the guidance from your aql to another human being because if I'd did that I'd never became a muslim, nor a shia muslim and stayed a roman catholic all my life.
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    Skanderbeg reacted to Haydar Husayn in So I guess I'm a Wahhabi...   
    It's one of their milder videos to be honest, which is why I posted it. There are many others that are worthy of discussion, and that contain some very incriminating clips, but due to the presentation, I don't want to post them here.
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    Skanderbeg reacted to Don'tMakeAس in So I guess I'm a Wahhabi...   
    I agree they should be condemned (especially by other ulema), but the problem is that these types of channels are not concerned with 'such views,' but with the entire school of Ahlul Bayt. And in today's interconnected age, it only take a click to access all their other bigoted and insulting videos.
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    Skanderbeg got a reaction from 5a49 in Were the first three Calipha's muslims ?   
    Salam, 

    I think it's not as black and white as that. Two of our Imams a.s. were caliphs as well. Or in other words, accepted the caliphate in a certain way. There is however a diffirence between a caliph in the technical sense and in the absolute sense. The first three caliphs believed the caliphate was all there is while in absolute sense one has to be an imam.

    Our imams a.s. saw the caliphate as a treaty or set of conditions which were broken by Muawiyah and Yazid. That is I believe the reason why Imam Hussein a.s. resisted the caliphate of the last.

     
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    Skanderbeg reacted to Gaius I. Caesar in Were the first three Calipha's muslims ?   
    Imam Umar and Uthman? I'm sorry but I have never once heard Umar ibn Khattab or Uthman ibn Affan be considered an imam even when I was Sunni. Where are your sources for this, brother?
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    Skanderbeg reacted to guest050817 in So I guess I'm a Wahhabi...   
    Oh God. I missed the last part (i was wondering where fatima a.s came in).
    How on earth is this possibly allowed on shia Islam ?
    Prostrating and in sujud crying out fatime come to my aid ?
    It's even worse than babul hawa'ij.
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    Skanderbeg got a reaction from Gaius I. Caesar in So I guess I'm a Wahhabi...   
    What bothers me is that there was a large crowd listening.
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    Skanderbeg reacted to Haydar Husayn in So I guess I'm a Wahhabi...   
    Let's pretend to be adults and focus on the content, not the easy target of the presentation. And to be honest, given what was said in the video, who can blame them?
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    Skanderbeg got a reaction from Amina in Asking sunnis,Do sunni scholars condemn shia klling?   
    Salam,

    My experience with such people is that most of them are merely parotting and never investigated Shia Islam by themselves. 
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    Skanderbeg got a reaction from Muslim2010 in Were the first three Calipha's muslims ?   
    Salam, 

    Yes, If you ask me technically spoken they were still muslims. 

    But with technically I mean outwardly and according to some islamic laws. Just as the hypocrites were protected as long they did not err in a visible way.

    I just take into account the behaviour of Imam Ali a.s. towards them. Much diffirent from the reaction of Imam Hussein a.s. towards Yazid. 

    We should study and elaborate on this to find out what were the main diffirences and define them.
     
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    Skanderbeg reacted to alisayyed in Quranic proof for three ties salat   
    This verse states about the timings of the salah to be performed-
    Undertake the prayer at the time of the declining sun to the darkness of the night and the morning recitation; for indeed the morning recitation is witnessed (17:78).
     
    There was a detailed majlis/lecture by Sayed Ammar about the combining of prayers. There also happen to exist a number of hadeeths concerning the combining.
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    Skanderbeg got a reaction from zainabamy in Imam Ali commands us to give "ORIGINAL RESPECT" to Umm Ayesha.   
    Well the Ahl al-Bayt a.s. are the best muslims with the best behaviour (after Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. so if Imam Ali's a.s. stance towards her did not changed according to Najhul Balagha then we have to follow him a.s. in that behaviour. 
     
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