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  1. F’el - is an action done be any actor (not the movie actors but all actors of any action). So any action done with intention (intention = neeyah) or unintentionally (unintentionally = without neeyah), or done with knowledge or as a habit without knowledge is still F’el. Hence the actions of humans, animal and plants are considered F’el. 
  2. Salams - brother ibn Al Jaabi has already given the perfect reply. Here it is again: Aml - is something which is done with an intention of doing it. Hence the word Aml is not used for the actions of animals and plants etc. F’el - is an action done be any actor (not the movie actors but all actors of any action). So any action done with intention or unintentionally, or done with knowledge or as a habit without knowledge is still F’el. Hence the actions of humans, animal and plants are considered F’el. F’el is more encompassing than Aml. (Now you know why Allah swt used the word F’el in the ayat of Pre-Ghadeer “wa in lam taf’el”). Examples: 1. Your salat is an Aml but your breathing is a F’el. 2. Lion hunting, cow grazing, and plant growing is a F’el. 3. Ant speaking to prophet Suleman AS is an Aml if it was done in personal insinuation of the ant. Thanks for creating the thread. Made all of us thinking.
  3. Moral intoxication for sure- If you could stop yourself from tobacco, you could save yourself from tons of peripheral damages. First being the fraternity of tobacco, you must have seen how many friendships are made between those who are forced to stand outside a restaurant at smoke time. Many times that fraternity induces other sort of corruption. Equally important; drug abuse which mostly comes after (along with) the tobacco. Lots of parents here keep HS kids off of drugs, alcohol, bad company, and all kinds of weird parties by keeping them away from smoking cigarettes.
  4. This is beautiful. A year ago one of the area mosques was threatened to be surrounded by the gun wielding members of some odd church. Two members of a national political group (don’t want to name them but you could guess who) showed up in solidarity with the mosque. The local news kept showing those two against the dozen or so antagonists who had gathered around. Or some of us delivering food to the non-Muslim lawyers when the visa ban came a few months ago. Or soon after 9-11, members of local churches made a human chain around our mosque for symbolic protection of Muslims.
  5. Another missed opp for our Muslim groups here to gain +ve coverage in Media.
  6. This https://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235059770-make-shiachat-shiachat-again
  7. Darth- don’t you back off now. You started a Tsunami already so stay with us. I bet at least three Mods on here are itching to chew us alive, they are just holding back I guess being mganinmous due to Arba’een. I’m off to majlis making dua’ for rehma in some odd Mod’s heart -:)
  8. Mostly because some MODs are hellbent on kicking each and everyone of these to the curb. Go back to the banned thread and see how many were banned soon after they came in or were treated like juvenile criminals -:) once they logged in initially.
  9. Salaam- thanks Darth bro for starting this thread. Only a veteran member like yourself could start it, others who are not as equals as you are, would get banned. I’m not being sarcastic here, this is all I would says as my judgement on certain MODs on SC. In real life, in my workplace, we get rid of managers who fire lots of people or under whom many employees quit in short period of time. We need to have the same mentality here on SC, just go back in the “banned” thread and fire all of the Mods who have banned the most amount of members. We don’t need to be mommie’d by a KG teacher who corners each and everybody on small infringes only to announce a ‘bring your favorite toy day’ to look good to parents. 2. Number one being above, I think the Dev team went too overboard from the old SC look and feel. Currently things are all over, hard to find, (it took me three clicks to get to this most recent thread of yours). Site owners handed SC to trigger happy mommies (some baseball wielding dads too) and video game developers and this is what we got. 3. The only reason I now come here time and again is to get ideas on a few things I’m working on, and for a few of you here who I would love to make my friends in real life, given we SC’ers ever meet in the ‘day of Hashr’. Other than that, #2 above mentioned people have made SC a dead Texan wasteland with tumbleweeds all over. More later.
  10. This is as if Allah swt is talking to you @ali_fatheroforphans Say, "If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your relatives, wealth which you have obtained, commerce wherein you fear decline, and dwellings with which you are pleased are more beloved to you than Allah and His Messenger and jihad in His cause, then wait until Allah executes His command. And Allah does not guide the defiantly disobedient people." 9:24 This is as if Allah swt is talking about your siblings with respect to you. “You will not find a people who believe in Allah and the Last Day having affection for those who oppose Allah and His Messenger, even if they were their fathers or their sons or their brothers or their kindred. Those - He has decreed within their hearts faith and supported them with spirit from Him. And We will admit them to gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they abide eternally. Allah is pleased with them, and they are pleased with Him - those are the party of Allah . Unquestionably, the party of Allah - they are the successful”. 58:22 W’salam
  11. Salam all- a lots of us here and out in real world strive to do lots of ibadat, fasts, ziaraat and so on but forget the most important aspect of Islam. ALHLAQ. I’m convinced that those of us living in the West, if we make our Akhlaq the way the Holy Prophet S lived in Mecca when he had no government and no worldly authority, we could become walking & talking preachers of Islam. (More than anybody, this advice is a reminder to myself whenever I login to SC)
  12. Ask your mom to not do it. According to a Hadith, the rizq (sustenance) of the parents is deceased when they curse their children. Another Hadith says sending La’an on your children brings poverty to your home. Yet another one says swearing at your daughters brings about the financial troubles to the parents. Whenever she curses you now, kindly remind her of these sayings because cursing on eachother brings about lots of negativity in the home making it an easy target for Shayateen. Side note 1: Is it some action or words that you do or say (or not do or say) that cause her to curse you? Change it if it’s not against the Sharia’. Side note 2: Whenever she curses you, make sure to do a dua’ for her out loud, for her health or for forgiveness of her sins or for her acceptance of her good deeds. This will help reduce the negativity in your home. If she is habitual curser, ask her to curse the enemies of the Prophet which brings baraka’ in the home.
  13. Knowing a few lonely people lately, I can totally relate. May Allah swt give all lonely people reprieve. It’s deifhtiely tough for them because loneliness becomes a vicious cycle for them ensues in unwarranted bitterness and pointing fingers etc. JazakAllah for a nice post!!
  14. Salam Dear All, The forty days and nights window of spiritual growth between the night of Ashura and the day of Arbaeen of Imam Hussain AS is upon us again. We all should thank Allah swt that we are experiencing it this year, as many who were with us last year are there no more. Vigil of 40 days and nights have special significance in a momin’s spiritual growth, most noteworthy example is the 40 days vigil of the Prophet of Islam S, immediately before the conception of Sayeda Fatima Zahra SA. There are multiple other instances throughout the history of Islam where you could see the importance of 40 days vigil. See if we all could embark on the journey of these 40 days together, a few items you could pick (not necessarily all) - starting from the Night of Ashura till the Night of Arbaeen. 1. Read at least 40 ayaat of Qur’an with comprehension every night before going to bed 2. Read Salat ul Layl every morning till Arbaeen 3. Fast from the 11th of Muharram all the way to the day of Arbaeen 4. Read Dua Ahad after Fajr (it’s been promised to accompany Imam Zaman AF if one reads it after Fajr Salat for 40 consecutive days) 5. Read Ziarat Ashura and (or) Dua Alqama from the night of Ashura till Arbaeen 40 day duration between the 10th of Muharram to 20th of Safar (+/-) has been such a unique window for us Shias of Imam Ali AS since we are already away from all of the sharr of material such as most media, fashion, shopping, and others that tempt us.
  15. Dear brothers / sisters, As Muharram is approaching in a day or two, depending on the moon sighting fatwa you follow, its one of those Liyal ‘n Ashr (Sura Fajr), the ten nights, approaching us again which give us a once a year opportunity to reconnect ourselves with the Prophet’s Ahlulbayt. Don’t waste these ten days and nights; don’t get yourself involved in useless debates or mindless distractions that appear every year. Focus yourself on the emotional, mental, and spiritual connection with Imam Hussain AS. Let your passion run loose, don’t hold back your tears and wailing for the pain that they suffered. Don’t be overly conscious in crying out loud in the Muharram gatherings. The power of grief is the strongest glue that keeps us humans connected. Use this to connect with Prophet’s Ahlulbayt. These are some of the recommended actions of the first 10 days of Muharram besides attending the gatherings of Imam Hussain AS. http://www.duas.org/muharram_01.htm http://shiamasjid.com/01/
  16. Khums is not on income, it's on savings. Even if you earn $100k a year but your saving is $10 in the year end, the Khums would be just the $2... As far as an outstanding mortgage, think of your monthly payment as your running expenses on a rent. In that case, if you still have a saving of $1000 at the end of the year, think of what are you doing with it, paying it towards the principal of your outstanding mortgage or buying the new TV? If you choose to buy the new TV, better pay Khums on those $1000 beforehand and then use the rest $800.
  17. Dear brother - You are on the right track. Don't abandon it. This is exactly how you stop sinning - For now though, what you have been doing is only half of it. The other piece is, bind yourself of something that becomes an atonement for sinning. For example, you could say something like, "Allah swt I promise to not do X, but if I did, I would fast for 30 days straight". And God forbid, if you do, then stick to your atonement. This is a sure shot way of getting out of worst forms of addictions. InshAllah yours would be smaller and hopefully easily manageable.
  18. Dear sister - may Allah swt accept all of your hajaat. The time of acceptance or replacing it with something better is only His domain and none of us could comment on it. There's one thing that I've learned when I encounter such firmament moving acceptance of Duas after a long delay; I look back and examine if there was a major gap in my seemingly benign actions somewhere? There are certain actions that have been foretold that stop our Duas to reach the gate of His mercy, foremost among them is 'breaking of relationships with blood relations' no matter how ill they treat us, 'immodesty that lead to haram relationships', and 'not sharing your sustenance' with others openly and discretely. InshAllah yours are none of these -
  19. Thank you for mentioning this beautiful story. This is how Allah swt blesses His sincere servants, one among whom was Prophet Jesus (AS). As Allah swt himself testifies very beautifully in the Holy Quran in Chapter 5, verse 110 - [The Day] when Allah will say, "O Jesus, Son of Mary, remember My favor upon you and upon your mother when I supported you with the Pure Spirit and you spoke to the people in the cradle and in maturity; and [remember] when I taught you writing and wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel; and when you designed from clay [what was] like the form of a bird with My permission, then you breathed into it, and it became a bird with My permission; and you healed the blind and the leper with My permission; and when you brought forth the dead with My permission; and when I restrained the Children of Israel from [killing] you when you came to them with clear proofs and those who disbelieved among them said, "This is not but obvious magic."
  20. I’ll do 6,000 inshAllah by Muharram 1st. If I’ll do more than that, I’ll let you know.
  21. Nicely written. May be you should had prayed two raka’ of Salat Shukr for such a nice molten lava cake and had spiritually gotten away with the Salat ul Layl. Sleeping with s thankful heart sometimes is more elevating than a toil of waking up for night prayers. Don’t be so hard on yourself. InshAllah all of your good intentions are accepted through the fazl of Allah swt. You feeling guilty later on may have already washed away the missed Salats and compensated for the Shukr salat. Keep writing!!
  22. As long as you buy a million €€ life insurance for your fiancée, your parents, and your mosque, go for it.
  23. InshAllah May we all be there. Thanks for sharing a part of your emotions while there. There is no place like under the shadow of Imam Ali’s shrine. I wish I be there and never come back.
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