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  1. Agree with everything except the last part. What you said above is the symptom, not the cause. Our Fuqaha and the Fiqhi eco-system of divorce, separation, & Khula hasn’t evolved with time coupled with the lack of man/woman-power of jurists to handle the volume, and modern family complexities. Iran might be an exception. A petition to Najaf and Qom is in order to establish (encourage) separate, institutionalized, and accessible bodies of jurists at least in the sizeable Shia population countries, where shia are not in the ruling seat, such as in Pak, India, Afg, Leb, Iqi etc. It needs to be done with the mandate of the local courts, and supported by legislation in order to not make it a competing courts vs. the regional civil courts. It has to be visibly more than what is currently there, otherwise Pak and India already have Shia family law as part of legal penals, it’s just outdated as I mentioned. Work needs to be done, it needs systematic design and implementation, and definitely not on the scale of simplicity of SC ulema.
  2. Lack of basic religious knowledge and with the crudeness they are equating Islamic concepts with moral deprivation, yet wanting the same for themselves and others is nauseating! ‘m appalled .. There is a fine line between being inquisitive and spewing Fisq (the outright denial or rejection of Islamic statutes). Please refrain, it ain’t worth it unless you could guarantee your next breath after pouring your Sunnah hate here.
  3. In Islam death doesn’t mean ending, it’s just transition from realm of Dunya to a higher realm of realities called Barzakh. The next transitions after this are realm of Hashr, the judgement day and then after that the realm of Jannah InshAllah. Many things that attract goodness, such as good mood, holiness, and angels of mercy are same among many realms. Good fragrances, same as being in the state of Wudhu at all times, being ritually clean, wearing clean clothes, keeping your room clean, keeping your body clean, and many more things - attract angels of mercy, the positive energies, good emotional state, good mental state, and higher spiritual state that eventually help us in achieving closeness of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Burning incense on the graves is one such thing. It’s highly recommended in Islam to keep your homes fragranced, by the same token once our dear ones leave this world, we try to do the same on their graves since it becomes their new temporary homes.
  4. If this article is correct predictor of future, BRI could be toast at least for Pakistan. For China to wash hands off of Pakistan’s participation in BRI is lesser in $$$sss terms than what it spent on stopping Covid outbreak in all provinces of China in past 21 months.
  5. Do Tahara and change your clothes that touched the urine. No need for ghusl.
  6. Humans, and some men & women, and some jins are selfish -:):):)
  7. That’s why the world over (at least in 90% of normal households), 90% of the men’s earnings go into catering their kids and wife. Look around, in a normal family, Muslim or non-Muslims, where the bread earners are men, who drives the better cars, who brandishes the better phone, whose closet is more stuffed with the nicer, newer, expensive clothes. This whole discussion is not about who is better, or worst. This is about people realizing their responsibilities in a marriage.
  8. Here’s why Brother Dave, because dear Christians can’t seem to accept the fact that the pure Christianity had been adulterated by the likes of Paul (original Saul) the Roman-Jewish agents who turned the pure Islamic teachings of Prophet Jesus (عليه السلام) upside down, into a Roman pagan belief system of god and son, statues, wine/alcohol, no laws, no way of life, open to new editions every decade till 2000 years later, this is what Christianity looks like, that the religion whose major leader, Jesus son of pure Mary (عليه السلام) who won’t eat more than half a meal a day, would come to a pope or leaders clad in silks, velvets, golds, and feeding people wine in Eucharist, driving and living in luxury, supporting modern war economies, capitalism exploits, and slavery. From Islamic perspective, true message of Prophet Jesus (عليه السلام) died at the infancy because his Sharia didn’t had curators like the ones Allah gave to Prophet Muhammad ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) in the form of his progeny, the holy Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام). Pauline Christianity or Pauline theology (also Paulism or Paulanity),[2] otherwise referred to as Gentile Christianity,[3] is the theology and form of Christianity which developed from the beliefs and doctrines espoused by the Hellenistic-JewishApostle Paul through his writings and those New Testament writings traditionally attributed to him. Paul's beliefs were rooted in the earliest Jewish Christianity, but deviated from this Jewish Christianity in their emphasis on inclusion of the Gentiles into God's New Covenant, and his rejection of circumcision as an unnecessary token of upholding the Mosaic Law.[3][4][5]
  9. China & India eventual alliance around economic necessity of mutual gap fill, and Alarm bells for Paksitan and most Sunni dominated South Asia & Central Asian heartlands. https://asiatimes.com/2022/04/demographics-push-china-india-russia-triple-entente/ I totally agree with above analysis. My takeaways: 1. Paksitan may have a chance, if it mass educate its masses like India or Iran. Its far fetched though since the cultural baggage of Punjab and Sind is its biggest blocker. Writing it off!! 2. Afghanistan would be what it has been, a cave land of mass chaos, and a military dumping ground for any future economic powerhouse, and Afghan Pashtun race, it’s human fodder. Writing it off!! 3. Iran has a lots to gain, way beyond it can count now, IF it improves its population parity, hopefully at least up to the birth rate of Bangladesh. With everything else it has been doing right as far as the investment in science, education, and health, birthrates tap was one BIG & BAD decision of the past Iranian govts., soon after its Iraq war was over. With Iranian population rate parity with that of Italy and Greece, and no sign or hope of reversing it, writing it off!! 4. Iraq hasn’t even started on its full potential; improvement in education, infrastructure and good governance with the same population rate as now, would ensure Iraqi dominance over ME for next half a millennium. Iraqi Shia population momentum and it’s untapped resources are one big wild card in the future of ME. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has His own wisdom in running the wheel of human fortunes, and it seems that the current millennium will be the Iraqi Shia millennium for least in the ME. And what’s good for Iraq, is good for Najaf, which is good for the non-radicalized mainstream Shia worldwide. Your views?
  10. SubhanAllah the abuse that goes among humans!!! Sister, first thing that you really need to convince yourself is that, “women do not NEED men to survive”, same goes for men. Yes, both need each other to get by with more ease through this world, but one doesn’t need the other to really survive as long as one doesn’t over stretch their lives. All of the relations, relatives and friends, that we have are truly a luxury from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), they give us love, comfort, helping hand, financial backing, backbone, emotional support, cause us to be born, bury us in when we die and so on. But as soon as one of these tend to become a mortal burden on us, we need to look to cut our losses and move on. There is no compulsion in our deen to stick to lethally abusive men, or women. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) won’t count this against you InshAllah, as long as you don’t lose your compassion, and keep acting upon your human values, yet keeping those who are abusive to you at the distance so their intended harm won’t reach you. This is one form of Hijrat, and the beautiful examples that we have are our dear Prophet sawaw leaving his birthplace to Madina, and Prophet Yusuf keeping careful informed distance from his bad brothers while keeping his loyal brother closer to him.
  11. Salam- thanks for resurrecting a billion years old thread!! Your switch from Sunni to Shia is for two things: 1. You changed your aqeeda from a hotchpotch of whateverness to the Aqeeda of Wilayah of Allah, His Last Prophet, and the 12 Imams that come after. You picked the real Tawheed in which God won’t put his leg in the ditch of Jahannum ( a silly Sunni folklore), or you have finally believed into a real Prophet Muhammad sawaw whose heart wasn’t needed to be cleansed by some heart surgery (another Sunni funny folklore). 2. Fiqh wise, that is in your actions, you are now getting it from the pure stream of Khawthar, that is from the door of Prophet’s Ahlulbayt who lived and died by the Prophet, a opposed to the stinky sewage that is fed to the masses from the Hadith-forging factories of Umayyads who were hellbent in destroying the true religion of our Master Muhammad (May eternal blessings on him and his household). So congratulations, Aqeeda wise, you have perfected your deen. Read the book titled “Shia” by Ayatullah Tabatabei to excel more in the Aqeeda that was taught by the Last Prophet. Actions wise, start with Salat, pray on clay and not on carpet, pray like our Master Muhammad and his brother Ali used to pray, hands unfolded, saying loud Bismillah before every Surah, making Qunoot, and finishing Salat without turning your head right and left. Then in Ramadhan, open your fast at the Layl time, that is 10-30 min after the Ghuroob (sunset). For more details, visit a local masjid visited by your fellow Muslims of the pure Fiqh of Muhammad aka Shias, ask them for books which discuss the various other Ibadaat. For brevity, read this https://www.sistani.org, and start the change from today .. Since you switched from Sunni (Fiqh of umar, ayesha, muawiah) to Shia (the pure Fiqh of Honorable Muhammad, the seal of the Prophets), do share your spiritual state once you eat, drink, sleep, wake up, pray, fast, in the real lifestyle of the Prophet of Allah.
  12. @outtamymind789 Islamic actions are one part Fiqh, the rulings, and one part Akhlaq, the manners. Acting upon Islam without the etiquettes of Islam is only picking one half and leaving the other, equally critical half behind. Marrying another halal partner is your Islamic right, but while exercising this right, are you breaking some hearts, taking something away from someone, only you need to be the judge of it so go accordingly. It’s not easy but not impossible either to be just in such marriage situation, you just need to be more closer to the Taqwa to exercise this. As far as her, the only Islamic duty that Islam puts on a woman in a marriage, is to make herself available for her husband; for everything else she does for the household, she can demand a compensation from her husband. I would hope she could bring herself to this Islamic mindset. @Zainabb JUSTICE <is not equal to> EQUALITY. Most of the time the opponents of second or third wife, confuse themselves and others between justice and equality. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) calls for justice between the wives, not equality. Let me explain: Ali has two wives, Sakina and Ruqaya. From Sakina, he has three kids and from Ruqaya, he has one. After paying rent, bills, groceries and other obligations, Ali is left with 1000$ every month. It’s Ali’s habit that for kids related expenses, he gives money to his wives since in his view moms know kids needs better than the father who is not home most of the time. If Ali follows Justice: Sakina gets 750$ and Ruqaya 250$ If Ali follows Equality: Sakina gets 500$ and Ruqaya gets 500$. …this is over simplistic, haven’t counted how old the kids are etc., but you get the idea. Hence Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) asks for justice and not the equality. It’s more fair and easier to do the justice than the equality which is in reality a Dhulm on either one or both.
  13. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bless you for being this concerned about your deen. You are a noble Momin, May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) help you keep it this way.
  14. Which ones allow and which ones don’t? Care to substantiate!!
  15. Also side note, if you haven’t already, you should read this book from end to end. https://www.sistani.org/english/book/46/
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