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Skanderbeg reacted to neverforgotten313 in Some (disturbing) hadiths on Tawhid
"Paradise said, ‘What is the matter with me? Why do only the weak and the humble among the people enter me?"
this proves that your hadith is nonsense
are all the Prophets weak? and weak compared to who? and are all the believers weak? weak compared to who and what?
"it takes more courage to suffer then to die" Napoleon Bonaparte
everyone that earned paradise went through the hardest tests in this life
so this is wrong what your "sahih" hadith says , and far from truth
in fact it is the tyrannts who are weak , because of this weakness they failed in this life , their weakness made them unbelievers
this is exactly the kind of rubbish you sunni propagate and believe in, and hence why your world is got all the problems that exists in it
Skanderbeg reacted to neverforgotten313 in The Ambiguous Imam Mahdi(a.s)
if he is not the son of hassan al askeri, then he is not the mehdi
there is not two ways about it, either he has all of the requirements or none of them
this question of your is abit like if a Christian says
"what if Jesus returns with all the signs but claims to be God, would you accept him?"
the answer is simple, such a thing cannot happen
the human mind can fantasize all its wants, and fantasy has no limits, but reality has limits
Skanderbeg reacted to sunnilove2hussain in Justice and Remembrance: Introducing the Spirituality of Imam Ali By Reza Shah-Kazemi
As a Sunni,i have to say,Imam Ali (as) is something special,he has got a huge fan base unlike anyother sahabi. Of course,he is a great man and special. The point,i want to make is,the more and more people,who oppress Imam Ali (as),the greater his followers are going to love him. I think with great oppression,came great love for Ali (as) and sometime,the love is so exaggerated,it crosses over to ghuluw. Too much love or too much hate for Ali (as) is wrong.
Skanderbeg reacted to SoRoUsH in Justice and Remembrance: Introducing the Spirituality of Imam Ali By Reza Shah-Kazemi
It's a good book, but you need to beware to not cross over to the Ghuluw side after reading it.
Skanderbeg got a reaction from Muslim2010 in Passing away of Prophet Muhammad (pbuhahf)
The funny thing about the refusal of Aisha to let Imam Hassan a.s. buried next to his grandfather s.a.w. does remind me of the Quranic story about Zaynab and the honey incident.
She acted with personal motives lacking respect and comprehension.
This was a bad thing in the eyes of Allah. I don't think her refusal to bury Imam Hasan a.s. next to his grandfather s.a.w. was something to seek the Pleasure of her Lord as well.
Skanderbeg got a reaction from em in What does Shia think or view Quranic follower ?
Yes, the Ahl Al-Bayt a.s. are Guides sent by Allah but that doesn't mean that I have to accept Ghuluw-minded ahaadith or other things that are far from the Spirit and the teachings of the Quran.
As long they are reasonable and not too sky high I accept them.
Sunni ahaadith I reject totally as they are not reliable for they are the heritage of usurpers who were ony hungry for power.
I believe the Ahl Al-Bayt a.s. are the protectors and preservers of Islam. And that is why there came a definite split after Karbala.
Skanderbeg reacted to ShiaMan14 in Religious sects
I won't get into the discussion of what sect is right and what is wrong. However Shias are one of the most open sects in Islam. Our mosques have an open door policy where all denominations of Islam and other religions are welcome.
Moreover, you will not find Shias doing dawah convincing others to follow our 'version' of Islam. We are quite content amongst ourselves. You don't kill men and enslave their women. We don't suicide bomb others, etc.
I am proud to call myself a shia-muslim because it differentiates me from terrorist-muslims.
Skanderbeg reacted to أبو فاطمة المحمدي in Religious sects
Each of the Twelve Imams (peace be upon them) was only a NARRATOR/TRANSMITTER of the Prophet's (peace be upon him and his family) teachings. This is a mutawatir hadith, which also has a sahih chain:
حدثنا أحمد بن محمد عن الحسن بن محبوب عن أبي حمزة الثمالي عن جابر قال أبو جعفر عليه السلام يا جابر والله لو كنا نحدث الناس أو حدثناهم برأينا لكنا من الهالكين ولكنا نحدثهم باثار عندنا من رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله يتوارثها كابر عن كابر نكنزها كما يكنز هؤلاء ذهبهم وفضتهم.
Ahmad b. Muhammad – al-Hasan b. Mahbub – Abu Hamzah al-Thumali – Jabir:
Abu Ja’far, peace be upon him, said, “O Jabir! I swear by Allah, if we speak to people with our opinions, we will then surely be among those who will perish. However, we speak to them with reports, which are with us, from the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him and his family. We inherit them from generation to generation. We treasure them as these people treasure their gold and silver.”
Therefore, the Shi'ah of the Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) are IN REALITY the Shi'ah of Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family).
Skanderbeg reacted to أبو فاطمة المحمدي in Religious sects
You are correct. For instance, every religion/sect is a shi'ah according to this verse (19:69):
ثم لننزعن من كل شيعة أيهم أشد على الرحمن عتيا
Then We will drag out from every shi’ah the one among them most insolent towards al-Rahman.
So, Wahhabis are a shi'ah. Shi'ah area shi'ah. Ash'aris are a shi'ah. Maturidis are a shi'ah. Malikis are a shi'ah. Hanbalis are a shi'ah. Hanafis are a shi'ah. Shafi'is are a shi'ah. Protestants are a shi'ah. Catholics are a shi'ah. Hindus are a shi'ah. And the list goes on.
The term shi'ah is a collective noun which means "a group of adherents." That word itself is neutral. However, the figure at the head of each determines its legality or evil. For instance, the Shi'ah of Mu'awiyah were Nawasib, and were therefore worse than Jews and Christians in their kufr. By contrast, the true Sahabah who genuinely followed Prophet Muhammad were part of his Shi'ah; and these are the owners of Paradise.
Skanderbeg reacted to baradar_jackson in why Iran is always ready to lick saudi shoes?
I don't want to get into a protracted debate about this because every time I have done so I get the same responses and no one really thinks about anything I wrote. I think the prejudice regarding this country is so deep that it suspends the rational faculties of otherwise rational people. (as if this country is the root of all the world's problems)
Just gonna make a few points and will try to be quick.
1) Let's start with the Korean war. Korea was always united through its history although it was usually under the dominion of China, and from 1910 to 1945 under the control of Japan. The partition of Korea into North and south was completely arbitrary and arose out of rising cold war tensions. In the US it is commonly stated that the North "invaded" the south. That makes... zero sense, unless you think that between the partition in 1945 and the start of the war in 1950, some metaphysical change occurred which completely changed the nature of the north and south to the point that they are separate nations. The government of south Korea was formed of former Japanese collaborators like Sygman Rhee (spelling might be wrong), whereas Kim Il-sung was one of the major partisans fighting against the Japanese in Manchuria and Korea. South Korea's government, as a betrayal to the Korean nation, wanted to get a UN seat as its own country (effectively giving up on any idea of unification). Most importantly than any of these: the crimes perpetrated on the Korean people during this war are horrific. Absolutely horrific, unforgivable crimes. A third of the population in the north was killed. US bombers bombed indiscriminantly. They completely flattened the country. Bruce Cumings, the foremost Korea scholar in the Western hemisphere, calls this Korea's holocaust. And yet most Americans do not view the Korean war in the same negative light as they do Vietnam. In fact, a lot of the veterans of the Korean war say they only wish they had used nukes!!! (disgusting behavior). This event, more than any other event, has shaped the DPRK's view toward the US. A lot of countries have suffered at the hands of the US government, but the DPRK certainly does not get a mere "participation prize" in this field. They get the gold medal.
2) Re: Kims as "gods." At the end of the day, we cannot project our own values and draw conclusions on a very different culture. We have imamah and all that. Muricans have their false notions of democracy. But Koreans are Koreans. Koreans have their own tendencies, and we not agree with them but we cannot pretend they don't exist! First let's address the Kims. A lot of foreign dignitaries who have visited the Kims (at least this was the case with Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, I am not sure about the new one) have noted that they were very reserved, candid, and cerebral types. (There is a story narrated from Mohsen Rafighdoost, who was in charge of procuring arms for Iran during the war, who says that towards the end of the war he went to Kim Il-sung to make an arms deal, and Kim said: "so what do you need this time, multiple rocket launchers?" Rafighdoost replied: "No, we are producing those ourselves now." Upon hearing this, Kim got out of his chair and hugged Rafighdoost.) People with god complexes, as far as I know, are delusional and thus, lack these characteristics. Now, the people of the DPRK certainly revere them like gods, but at the end of the day, that's their prerogative. Contrary to popular opinion there are not that many "Defectors" from the DPRK, and most of them leave only to return to the DPRK (it may be hard to get to south Korea but it is fairly easy to go to China and North Koreans do this often, whether legally or illicitly; the Yalu river freezes over in the winter, you can just walk across and there have actually been accounts of this happening). But when Kim Il-sung died, the defectors who lived in south Korea gathered to mourn his death. This is how deep their love for him was; and these were people who fled!!! This is a sign.
3) The North Korean people know more about the outside world than they are given credit for. They smuggle in south Korean serials (unfortunately; God knows south Korea is the world leader in producing mindless, vapid entertainment). They know from visiting China that their country is poor in comparison. They know all of these things. They are not delusional about their country; it just so happens that they have certain principles and ideals and have stuck to them in spite of the turbulence and hardships of the last 20 years. This is why the people of the DPRK are worthy of utmost respect and admiration. This does not mean accepting their worship of the Kims as a legitimate practice; it means admiring their dedication to standing up for their nation's right which has been usurped from them. It means admiring them for not abandoning their dream of unification even when now it seems all but impossible. (FYI it would have happened back in 1950 if not for the US government sticking their fat noses into everything).
And so on. I can only say so much, as I am neither learned nor eloquent. If you want to learn more about the DPRK or about Korea in general, read any book by Bruce Cumings. (the short book North Korea: Another Country is a good starting point). He is a brilliant scholar; truly someone who seeks out truth rather than accepting the bounds of prejudice.
And that's all for me. Note: I am not going to reply to any of y'all after this because I probably won't be able to restrain my anger.
Skanderbeg reacted to Gaius I. Caesar in why Iran is always ready to lick saudi shoes?
I agree with you that the North never truly invaded the South, that "fact" is complete bogus, the divide didn't exist until after the war. Goes to show you that people don't think or use logic anymore. Korea was a pointless war and the US should be put on trial for their crimes like the Nazis in Nuremburg but never did. Where can I read more about the bombing in the northern parts of Korea though? As for the vets saying that they wish have nuked Korea, that's war for you.and those men seen things no human being should see. It does things to people eventually, a lot of things about Korea were swept under the rug and forgotten about.
Ok, point taken but Kim Il-Sung is not the same man as Jong-il, his son kidnapped people and North Korea to this day, deny this ever happened. Why is that?
Yes, those are admirable qualities and I do commend them and hope Korea will once again be unified. (You got that right about their shows, I can't stomach what goes on in South Korea.) But I think we must not forget North Korea has nukes and Kim Jong-un is young and paranoid from the perspective of the United States and poses a threat because of this and potentially the world (Although, I think it is somewhat a stretch.) Personally I don't trust any country with nukes, including the US.
Skanderbeg reacted to Don'tMakeAس in why Iran is always ready to lick saudi shoes?
Was the Prophet "licking shoes" (nauzubillah) by signing the Treaty of Hudaybia with the Kuffar? Or was Imam Hasan doing so by agreeing to peace with Muawiyah?
The Shia of Ali are never fitna-spreaders. That position is reserved for Wahhabis.
Skanderbeg reacted to أبو فاطمة المحمدي in Religious sects
No, I don't. However, I do know that every soul that refuses to obey the Prophet's command in Hadith al-Thaqalayn is only outwardly a Muslim. Wahhabis themselves never claim that they follow the Ahl al-Bayt in their religion. They rather follow Ibn Taymiyyah, Ahmad b. Hanbal and other innovators.
Skanderbeg reacted to certainclarity in why Iran is always ready to lick saudi shoes?
Most countries are corrupt. But the worst are the specific Arabs. At least this is what Allah says in the Quran.
That is why it has been said, the Qaim will be most strict with the Arabs.
I guess Allah knows his creations more than we do
Skanderbeg reacted to Chinali in How to respond
@LabaikYaHussain Salam ! again im here with another philosophy! things i mentioned earlier were just some proofs from sunni books and all... now i am talking some serious stuff about shia sunni prayers! next time you see a thing like that hadith or anyone asks you why shias pray the way they do , you must answer what id say now....
" i dont know why we Muslims have different ways of offering prayers, but i do know why i pray the way i pray! I believe in Ali AS and would never suspect that he AS did anything against Prophet pbuh, and i donot think any Muslim would say that he AS committed anything against Prophet pbuh or in opposite of what prophet showed him , i donot know about others but i have firm belief that Ali AS did as he was taught by Prophet, Ali AS ofcourse taught his sons and his family the way of praying, Hassan AS and Hussain AS ofcourse prayed the way they were taught, Zain Ul Abideen AS prayed the way he saw Hussain AS praying, Baqir AS prayed the way he learned from his father, Sadiq AS prayed the way he was taught by parents, Musa AS prayed the way he was taught, Reza AS prayed the way he saw his father praying, Jawad AS prayed the way his father did, Hadi AS prayed as he learned , Askari AS prayed the same way too, and Mahdi AS prays like all other imams and like Prophet SAWS , so the way we 12ers pray is the way we learned from our imams and imams from their parents and that to Prophet pbuh, we learned the prayer from one generation to another and noone ever changed the way of prayer since then, so this is the proof of how i pray, now please tell me where did you get the way you pray? thanks and good bye!"
thats what your reply should be
Skanderbeg reacted to Chinali in How to respond
When Iranian prisoners were brought before 'Umar, they stood before him with folded hands. On being asked the reason, they said that it was their custom to stand before the elders with folded hands. '
Umar said: Then we too should do the same when we stand before Allah in prayers.
When Anas ibn Malik, a companion of the Prophet (s.a.w.), went to Syria, he wept and said: "I do not see here anything which I used to see in the days of the Prophet (s.a.w.), except this prayer and that too is disfigured."
- Sahih al- Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 10, Number 507
That she used to hate that one should keep his hands on his flanks while praying. She said that the Jew used to do so
- Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 56, Number 664
Jabi bin Samara said: ‘Once Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) came to us and said: "Why you fold your hands as the tails of horses, you have to settle in prayer."
-Musnad Ahmed bin Hanbal, Volume 5 page 93 Hadith 20905