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ShiaMan14

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  1. Is there repentance for getting 3,000 sahaba and tabaeen killed?
  2. Abu Mikhnaf - most original source Nafasul Mahmum - Sheikh Abbas Qummi.
  3. Be very wary of catfishing
  4. Salaam, It was actually the other way around. Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) was the teacher of 3 of the 4 Sunni Imams and the 4th was a student of one of the 3 Imams. They have been to known to issue edicts contrary to what Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) would teach. This was at the behest of the rulers of course. So in fact the sunnis fiqh practiced today is a contradiction of the teachings of the AhlulBayt. Interestingly enough all 3 are mentioned in the Quran and never abrogated in the Quran but we digress. Tammattu is another big one. Belief in the adl-e-sahaba with no quranic proof is another. There is a long list my young friend.
  5. So, I am not in favor of a state-run theocracy unless of course it was being run the Imam of our time. "Freely proselytize" has a major drawback in that those with more resources tend to spend more and then convert more. I use the examples of the missionary work that is done in the name of Jesus but with the expectation to convert to Christianity. The conversions are not done on pure theology but economics is used as a 'tool' to influence decisions. I am simplifying but something like: "here is food, praise Jesus/Allah"; "here is shelter, praise Jesus/Allah" "here is moeny, praise Jesus/Allah" Eventually the person or people receiving the aid start praising Jesus/Allah. So "freely proselytise" very quickly becomes proselytizing from the rich. BTW, great topic
  6. Rational-Choice Theory in Religion = [Quran 2:256] There is no compulsion in religion; What do you think?
  7. My brother @sunni muslim hasn't read Surah Israa'. Whoever is blind in following an Imam will be blind in the Hereafter.
  8. My problem with the stabbing is that it is giving Salman Rushdie more attention than he deserves.
  9. @Lsv Not to sound rude but is your cleanliness to an OCD level? Are there other factors at play? May be you guys can't stand each other and it's manifesting itself in other ways? It is very easy to break up homes but sila-e-rahmi is one of the best (if not the best) of deeds so perhaps give in some more. Older people have more difficulties adjusting so you may have to give in more but you will earn infinite blessings. Taking care of parents is one of the most infinitely rewarding things you and your husband can do.
  10. Just go brother. Introduce yourself to the local Imam.
  11. If Hz Hur (عليه السلام) can be accepted, why not you? Start by the daily prayers and you will find Allah's grace welcoming you back
  12. I for one don't use Ghadeer as clear proof to sunnis about Imam Ali's successorship to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). Ghadeer was the culmination of the proof which started from Hz Ali (عليه السلام) being the first Muslim to being announced the successor at Da'wat dhu'l-'Ashira to the countless and immeasurable services he provided Allah and the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) during the lifetime of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). can you please provide the most authentic sunni reference to Sermon of Ghadeer?
  13. You are jumping around too much. You said the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Hz Ibrahim (عليه السلام) were Imams AND also said you don't believe in Imamah. I didn't ask you if believe in the 12 Imams but if you believe in Imamah. I also didn't ask you if you believe in the 12th Imam but who is your Imam today.
  14. I agree with everything @Abu Hadi has written on this thread. A nobody got massive attention and popularity just because he was insulting the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) albeit from much of it from sunni resources. Rushdie is considered one of the finest, British literary figures and was given a knighthood in 2007. This was essentially Elizabeth and Britain slapping 1bn Muslims across the face. The fatwa was not issued because Salman Rushdie became apostate but because he became an apostate who was creating "fasad fil ardh" which is punishable by death in Islam. The timing of the stabbing sure is odd and so is the person who committed this act of revenge. A young man from a broken home not known to be an Islamist. This is just as odd as the Muslim couple with a young child who went on a shooting spree in California. I actually sorry for the young man who had his whole life ahead of him. Allah knows best.
  15. Call me cynical but sometimes questions are asked to learn, other times to criticize. The tone of this OP seemed latter. I believe Kulayni was inspired to do his work during the lifetimes of the 4 nails. It was not a mere coincidence. I can't take my brother @Alchemist seriously because he compared Sistani to Zakir Naik and thinks ZN is more popular than the pope.
  16. Wait! What! You mean to tell me Al-Kulayni didn't collect all those ahadith on a whim!!!
  17. Hmmm, I could have sworn you said Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Hz Ibrahim (عليه السلام) were Imams. Who is your Imam today?
  18. Unless all such narrations are removed, burned, destroyed that point to following the AhlulBayt.
  19. Br. @Hasani Samnani - want to read something funny? Do you remember the narration quoted about Imam Ali (عليه السلام) and answering the same question over and over again?
  20. These are fantastic questions but I feel you are not getting to the depth of history of narrations. Good question: why didn't Kulayni take ahadith from Imam Mehdi (عليه السلام)? Better question: why didn't the 4 deputies of Imam write all the ahadith directly from Imam? Even better question: why didn't the 12th Imam write all the ahadith himself? Even better question: why didn't the 11th Imam write all the ahadith himself? Even better question: why didn't the 10th Imam write all the ahadith himself? Even better question: why didn't the 9th Imam write all the ahadith himself? Even better question: why didn't the 8th Imam write all the ahadith himself? Even better question: why didn't the 7th Imam write all the ahadith himself? Even better question: why didn't the 6th Imam write all the ahadith himself? Even better question: why didn't the 5th Imam write all the ahadith himself? Even better question: why didn't the 4th Imam write all the ahadith himself? Even better question: why didn't the 3rd Imam write all the ahadith himself? Even better question: why didn't the 2nd Imam write all the ahadith himself? Even better question: why didn't Imam Ali write all the ahadith himself? Even better question: why didn't the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) write all the ahadith himself? Did someone not give him pen/paper? Best question: why is the Quran not sufficient which avoids all controversy about Kulayni's hadith collection process? So many questions!!!
  21. My statement was conjecture but Abu Bakr burning 500+ narrations is fact. So why do sunnis consider Abu Bakr reliable? I guess we will never know the answers to these types of hypothetical questions.
  22. My understanding is the letters Imam received were political but his responses, sermons and specifically conversations were pretty explicit that he was on the road to martyrdom. Among the people he spoke with were Ibn Abbas and Abdullah ibn Umar who advised him to stay put or go towards Yemen. Imam turned their advise down by saying it was the Will of Allah. One could simply say that Imam followed the Will of Allah and went towards Kufa but let's explore other options. Yemen or Eastwards southwards: Knowing fully well that Yazid's army would follow him to the ends of earth, going to Yemen would have put Mecca and Medina at risk as the Syrian armies would have gone through those cities. Imam was already on record that he didnt want bloodshed in Mecca/Medina so Yemen and Southward is ruled out. Similarly going due East would also have routed the Yazidi army via Mecca/Medina most likely. Egypt, Ethiopia or westwards: A better option as it would ensure Mecca and Medina would be safe from Yazid's army and Imam may have even escaped martyrdom but he firmly believed that he was on a mission from Allah so why would he run away from it. Northwards: since East, South and West were ruled out, the only option remaining was to go north and be at a place where no town or city would have to bear the burden of protecting Imam Hussain. With the only option to save Islam, Quran and sunnah being through his sacrifice, then Imam chose to drive towards his goal rather than shy away from it. Additionally, more than 72 left Mecca with Imam but he kept re-iterating that no one with him would be getting rich but on the path to martyrdom. 72 is who he was left with. There is absolutely no doubt that Imam knew he was on the road to martyrdom and chose the deserted spot of Karbala to avoid casualties on his behalf. This is my assessment of why Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) chose to go north.
  23. I think you misunderstood my reason for asking. I didn't mean to imply that the Imam's letters and sermons explain his mission and reasoning so anyone who has read them will know everything. My reason for asking is this subsequent question - from all his letters, sermons and conversations, does it seem like Imam was on a political/military mission to capture the caliphate OR on a spiritual journey to save Islam?
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