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Lightbringer got a reaction from peace seeker II in Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]
My condolences to the mourners of the martyrdom of Lady Fatima(a.s).
She passed away when she was 18 year, about 6 months after the Prophets(s) passing. Her grave has been kept secret from the muslims even until today. She was angry with abu bakr up until her death according to Sahih Bukhari. Among other things she was denied the garden oasis of Fadak that the Prophet(s) had gifted her during his time and the reply she got when she wanted to claim it was that the Prophets do no leave heritage. That is untrue according to the Holy Qur'an.
"... So abu bakr refused to give anything to Fatima. So she became angry with abu bakr and kept away him, and did not task to him till she died. She remained alive for six months after the death of the Prophet. When she died, her husband Ali, buried her at night without informing abu bakr and he said the funeral prayer by himself..."
Sahih al-Bukhari 4240, 4241. In book reference: Book 64, Hadith 278. USC-MSA web (English) reference: Vol 5, Book 59, Hadith 546. (Deprecated numbering scheme) http://sunnah.com/bukhari/64/278
42:23: "....Say (O Muhammed, unto mankind): I ask of you no fee therefor, save loving kindness among kinsfolk..."
Narrated Al-Miswar bin Makhrama:
Allah's Messenger(s) said, "Fatima is a part of me, and he who makes her angry, makes me angry."
Sahih al-Bukhari 3714. In book reference: Book 62, Hadith 64. USC-MSA web (English) reference: Vol 5, Book 57, Hadith 61. (Deprecated numbering scheme) http://sunnah.com/bukhari/62/64
"...He exhorted (us) (to hold fast) to the Book of Allah and then said: The second are the members of my household I remind you (of your duties) to the members of my family..."
Shahi Muslim 2407 a. In book reference: Book 44, Hadith 55. USC-MSA web (English) reference: Book 31, Hadith 5920. (Deprecated numbering scheme) http://sunnah.com/muslim/44/55
Please send a wholehearted Salawat to the Prohphet and his household/family.
Lightbringer reacted to peace seeker II in Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]
The biggest mistake is thinking divine protection is dependent on our awareness of the danger and conscious action against it. Truth is that angels through the grace of God prevent disaster from happening on every front without our awareness or control. Only few of the dangers are brought to our consciousness and even fewer are righted or adjusted through our intervention
Lightbringer reacted to Sumayyeh in Proper Hjab
Shout out to CM for raising this topic
As a member of the female race, I appreciate it when brothers talk about the importance of proper hijab. Why?
Because they know how guys think.
He's giving me the male perspective that some choose to be oblivious to.
With all the "fashion" hype and advertising of women, we should take advantage of every opportunity to empower Hayaa and modesty and true beauty for the sisters.
Lightbringer reacted to Chaotic Muslem in Proper Hjab
i know most women dont like to be preached by men about what to wear,but considering it is becoming a ridiculous way to avoid pushing towards proper hijab, i am posting this in the brother's forum.
Some materials to post on social media:
well it says something about zero and hijab XD
And writing nice topics to empower the sisters is also nice :
Lightbringer reacted to Yasmin P in sunni curious abt shias
There are hundreds of videos on Ahlul Bayt TV on youtube. I hope these are helpful. A book I've recently ordered (not yet arrived) is 'The Succession to Muhammad' by Wilfred Madelung. I haven't read it yet so I can't comment but you can get it on amazon. I hope this helps.
I'm not a Muslim but am looking into Islam. So far from what I've understood the Shia seem to me to be the true followers of the prophet Muhammad (pbuhahf).
Lightbringer reacted to Khadim uz Zahra in sunni curious abt shias
Welcome to the forum.
1. We do not pray on a stone, technically. What you see most Shi'as praying on is actually a lump of clay. As for why, we believe that the only surface on which the Sajdah for salat is permissible is the earth, and all things that grow from it. This is a sign of one's humility in front of his/her Lord, to put his head to the sand, to submit before God. Since you don't find a lot of unadulterated ground these days - most of the 'ground' you find these days is actually laden with concrete - we use lumps of clay and keep them in our houses. More convenient than going out of the house everytime you want to pray, no?
2. None of our scholars have called Sunnis Kafirs. A lot of Sunnis, on the other hand, routinely call us kuffar and mushrikeen. Whoever told you otherwise has lied to you.
3. We believe that once can do tawassul with the Prophet and the Holy Imams - i.e., once can ask them to intercede with Allah on our behalf. Thus, some call upon Imam Ali to intercede with God when they have a problem. Some Shi'as, however, do find the practice problematic, just as some Sunnis do.
4. We don't curse the companions, as a whole. Whoever told you this has lied to you, just as with your second question. We do, however, disassociate ourselves from, and send la'an (asking God to remove His blessing from an individual) upon those who wronged the family of the Prophet.
5. No, we do not worship graves. Once again, a lie with no basis whatsoever.
6. Taqiyyah is the option given by Allah (SWT) for one to hide their true belief if their life of livelihood is in imminent danger. And, it's not just a Shi'i belief. We have the example of Yasir ibn Yasir, who was one of the greatest companions of the Prophet but, because he was tortured by the pagans and could no longer take their abuse, outwardly recanted his belief in Islam in order to stop them from harming him any further. Once he was let go, Ammar, still a true Muslim in his heart, returned to the Prophet and told him what had happened. And, Allah (SWT) revealed the following verse:
[16:106] Whoever disbelieves in Allah after his belief... except for one who is forced [to renounce his religion] while his heart is secure in faith...
The Qur'an clearly states that there is nothing wrong with lying about your true belief if your life is in danger. And, that's all taqiyyah is. It's not a free pass to lie about whatever the hell we want, whenever we want, as those who like to spread lies would tell you.
7. A marja is like a mufti. A scholar of the religion who is considered competent enough and well-versed enough in matters of the religion for normal people, who may not have the ability to derive religious ruling themselves, to refer to.
8. You can read about salat al-ayat here:
Lightbringer got a reaction from Mahdi_theguideforall in Kindness
I see. But to whom should one be kind to?
Also, what do you say about those who act disrespectful if you are kind/respectful but act respectful if your not respectful towards them, how would you say one should handle those situations?
If I have understood you correctly, then you are saying that a person that is not kind is also not humble?
Lightbringer reacted to Qa'im in Dietary And Medicinal Hadiths
I wanted to dedicate this thread to various foods the Ahl al-Bayt have recommended and their specific benefits.
وعن علي بن محمد ، عن أحمد بن أبي عبدالله ، عن أبان ابن عبد الملك ، عن إسماعيل بن جابر ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) ، قال : إنا لنبدأ بالخل عندنا كما تبدؤون بالملح عندكم وإن الخل ليشد العقل .
Imam Ja`far as-Sadiq [a] said, "We start our meals with vinegar like you start yours with salt, and surely vinegar strengthens the intellect." (al-Kafi)
"Acetic Acid bacteria helps memory and response times in middle-aged and elderly patients" https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jaam/6/7/6_7_60/_article
محمد بن يحيى ، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى عن محمد بن سنان ، عن موسى بن بكر قال : قال لي أبوالحسن ( عليه السلام ) : مالي أراك مصفرا ؟ قلت : وعك أصابني ، فقال : كل اللحم ، فأكلته ، ثم رآني بعد جمعة وأنا على حالي مصفرا ، فقال لي : ألم آمرك بأكل اللحم ؟ فقلت : ما أكلت غيره منذ أمرتني ، قال : كيف تأكله ؟ قلت : طبيخا ، قال : لا كله كبابا ، فأكلته ، ثم أرسل إليّ فدعاني بعد جمعة فاذا الدم قد عاد في وجهي ، فقال : الآن نعم .
Imam Musa al-Kadhim [a] said to a man, "Why is it that you are looking pale?" The man said, "I am ill." The Imam [a] said, "Eat meat." So he ate meat, and after a Friday, the man was still looking pale. The Imam [a] said, "Did I not command you to eat meat?" The man said, "I have not eaten anything other than it since you commanded me." The Imam [a] said, "How did you eat it?" The man said, "Cooked." Imam al-Kadhim [a] then said, "No, eat it as a kebab." So he ate kebab, then the Imam sent [a man] to him and called him after a Friday, and behold, the blood had returned to his face. (al-Kafi)
"Conclusions: Minced beef is more rapidly digested and absorbed than beef steak, which results in increased amino acid availability and greater postprandial protein retention. However, this does not result in greater postprandial muscle protein synthesis rates." http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/98/1/121.long
وعن محمد بن علي ، عن ابن بقاح ، عن الحكم بن أيمن ، عن أبي اُسامة ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) ، قال : قال رسول الله ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) : عليكم باللحم ، فإن اللحم ينمي اللحم ، ومن مضى به أربعون صباحا لم يأكل اللحم ساء خلقه ، ومن ساء خلقه فأطعموه اللحم
The Prophet Muhammad said, "Eat meat, for flesh makes flesh grow. Whoever has forty mornings pass by him in which he did not eat meat, his nature is worsened. Feed meat to he whose nature is worsened." (Wasa'il ash-Shi`a)
ـ محمد بن يعقوب ، عن محمد بن يحيى ، عن محمد بن موسى رفعه ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) ، أنه قال : سويق العدس يقطع العطش ويقوى المعدة ، وفيه شفاء من سبعين داء ، ويطفئ الصفراء ، ويبرد الجوف ، وكان إذا سافر ( عليه السلام ) لا يفارقه ، وكان يقول ( عليه السلام ) إذا هاج الدم بأحد من حشمه يقول له : اشرب من سويق العدس ، فإنّه يسكن هيجان الدم ، ويطفئ الحرارة .
Imam Ja`far as-Sadiq [a] said, "Lentil stew cuts off thirst and strengthens the stomach. There is a cure from seventy ailments in it, and it extinguishes the yellow bile and cools the abdomen. Drink lentil stew, for it calms the eruption of the blood, and extinguishes the heat." (Wasa'il)
Lentils are high in magnesium, which improves the flow of blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout the body. They also remove bile in the digestive tract, and stabilize blood-sugar levels: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=52
وقال صلى الله عليه وآله : من استعمل الخشبتين امن من عذاب الكليتين .
The Prophet Muhammad said, "Whoever makes use of the two pieces of wood (the toothstick and toothpick) is safe from the affliction of the kidneys." (Tubb an-Nabawi)
Link between chronic kidney disease and poor oral hygiene: http://cjasn.asnjournals.org/content/6/1/218.full
وقال صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم : عليكم بالاهليلج الاسود فانه من شجر الجنة طعمه مر وفيه شفاء من كل داء .
The Prophet Muhammad said, "Upon you is the black myrobalan, for it is from the trees of Paradise. Its taste is bitter, and in it is treatment for every malady." (Tubb an-Nabawi)
Black myrobalan treats asthma, constipation, hair loss, heartburn, gum pain, graying hair, mouth ulcers, vaginal inflammation, and more: https://natural-herbal-remedies.knoji.com/black-myrobalan-medicinal-properties-greying-and-losing-of-hair-remedy/
وقال صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم : اسقوا نساءكم الحوامل الالبان فانها تزيد في عقل الصبي .
The Prophet Muhammad said, "Give your pregnant women milk to drink, for it increases the intellect of the child." (Tubb an-Nabawi)
Children with mothers who drank milk during pregnancy have a higher IQ: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/10072366/Drink-milk-to-increase-childs-IQ-pregnant-women-told.html
عنه، عن أبى يوسف، عن القندى، عن المفضل بن عمر، عن أبى عبد الله (ع) قال: ذكر له الحمى فقال: إنا أهل بيت لا نتداوى إلى بافاضة الماء البارد يصب علينا، وأكل التفاح.
Imam Ja`far as-Sadiq [a] said, "We, the Ahl al-Bayt, do not treat a fever except by pouring cold water on ourselves and eating apples". (al-Mahasin)
Apple water as a home remedy for fevers: http://health.howstu...for-fevers2.htm
وعن علي بن الحكم ، عن أبيه ، عن سعد ، عن الاصبغ ، عن علي ( عليه السلام ) ، قال : إن نبيا من الانبياء شكا إلى الله قلة النسل في امته ، فأمره أن يأمرهم بأكل البيض ، ففعلوا ، فكثر النسل فيهم .
وعن نوح بن شعيب ، عن كامل ، عن محمد بن إبراهيم الجعفي ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) ، قال : من عدم الولد فليأكل البيض ، وليكثر منه .
وعنهم ، عن سهل بن زياد ، عن على بن حسان ، عن موسى بن بكر ، قال : سمعت أبا الحسن ( عليه السلام ) يقول : كثرة أكل البيض تزيد في الولد
Imam `Ali said, "A prophet from the prophets complained to Allah about the paucity of progeny in his nation, so He commanded him to command them to eat eggs. So they did and the progeny became many in them."
Imam Ja`far said, "Whoever lacks in offspring, then let him eat eggs and he is to do much of it."
Imam Musa said, "Much eating of eggs increases one in offspring."
Poached or soft-boiled eggs are high in Vitamin D and B6, which spur the production of progesterone, a hormone necessary for pregnancy. Eggs also contain B12 and selenium, which increase sperm count.
وعن عدة من أصحابنا ، عن أحمد بن أبي عبدالله ، عن أبيه ، ( و ) عمرو بن إبراهيم جميعا ، عن خلف بن حماد ، عن يعقوب بن شعيب ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) ، قال : لدغت رسول الله ( عليه السلام ) عقرب ، فنفضها ، وقال : لعنك الله فما يسلم منك مؤمن ولا كافر ، ثم دعا بملح ، فوضعه على موضع اللدغة ، ثم عصره بإبهامه حتى ذاب ، ثم قال : لو يعلم الناس ما في الملح ما احتاجوا معه إلى ترياق.
A scorpion stung the Messenger of Allah , so he shook it off and he said, "Allah curse you, neither a believer nor a kafir is safe from you." Then he called for salt, and placed it on the place of the sting. Then he pressed it with his thumb until it dissolved. Then he said, "If the people knew what was in salt, they would not have need of theriac with it." (al-Kafi)
Salt alleviates the pain of bug bites due to its anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties. http://www.top10homeremedies.com/home-remedies/home-remedies-for-mosquito-bites.html
اسحاق بن ابراهيم عن ابي الحسن العسكري عليه السلام : حضرته يوما وقد شكا إليه بعض إخواننا فقال : يا ابن رسول الله إن أهلي يصيبهم كثيرا هذا الوجع الملعون قال : وما هو قال : وجع الرأس قال: خذ قدحا من ماء وإقرأ عليه ( أو لم يرى الذين كفروا أنّ السماوات والارض كانتا رتقاً ففتقناهما وجعلنا من الماء كل شيء حيّ أفلا يؤمنون) ثم اشربه فإنه لا يضره إن شاء الله تعالى
A man said to Imam `Ali al-Hadi [a], "O son of the Messenger of Allah! My people are inflicted much with a cursed pain."
The Imam asked, "And what is it?"
The man said, "Headaches"
The Imam said, "Take a glass of water, and recite upon it 'Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them and made from water every living thing? Then will they not believe?' (21:30). Then, drink it, for it will not be harmful, God-willingly." (Tibb al-A'immah by an-Nisapuri)
Water-deprivation causes headaches: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14979888
وقال صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم : عليكم بالكرفس فانه ان كان شيء يزيد في العقل فهو هو .
The Prophet Muhammad (s) said, "Eat celery, for if there is a thing that increases the intellect, then it is it." (Tubb an-Nabawi)
Celery reduces inflammation in the brain and memory problems: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/10/101013122601.htm
وعنه ، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى ، عن القاسم بن يحيى ، عن جده الحسن بن راشد ، عن أبي بصير ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) قال : قال أمير المؤمنين ( عليه السلام ) : الدهن يلين البشرة ، ويزيد في الدماغ ، ويسهل مجاري الماء ، ويذهب القشف ، ويسفر اللون.
Imam `Ali عليه السلام said, "Ointment softens the skin, increases in the brain, eases the stream of fluids, takes away coarseness of skin, and brightens the colour."
الحسن بن الفضل الطبرسي في ( مكارم الأخلاق ) قال : كان النبي ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) يحب الدهن ويكره الشعث ، ويقول : إن الدهن يذهب البؤس ، وكان يدهن بأصناف من الدهن ، وكان إذا ادهن بدأ برأسه ولحيته ، ويقول : إن الرأس قبل اللحية ، وكان ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) يدهن بالبنفسج ، ويقول : هو أفضل الأدهان ، وكان ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) إذا ادهن بدأ بحاجبيه ، ثم شاربيه ، ثم يدخل في أنفه ويشمه ، ثم يدهن رأسه ، وكان يدهن حاجبيه من الصداع ، ويدهن شاربيه بدهن سوى دهن لحيته.
The Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله used to love ointment and dislike dishevelment, and he would say, "Ointment removes misery." And he would anoint with (different) types of ointment. When he anointed, he began with his head and his beard, and he would say, "The head is before the beard." And he صلى الله عليه وآله used to anoint with violet. And he would say, "It is the best of ointments." When he صلى الله عليه وآله anointed, he began with his eyebrows, then his mustache, then he would enter into his nose and smell it, then he would anoint his head. And he would anoint his eyebrows from the headache, and anoint his mustache with ointment equal to the ointment of his beard.
Lavendar oil helps your body produce antioxidants, which fight toxins and pollutants in your body.
It prevents your body from increasing its blood glucose levels.
It prevents liver and kidney dysfuncton.
It alleviates migraines, anxiety, sleep disturbance, depression, trauma, and postpartum disorder.
It reduces the development of Alzheimer's disease.
It fights bacterial and fungal disorders.
It speeds the healing of burns, cuts, s[Edited Out]es, sores, and wounds.
وقال صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم : إذا ولدت المرأة فليكن اول ما تأكل الرطب الحلو والتمر فأنه لو كان شيء افضل منه اطعمه الله تعالى مريم حين ولدت عيسى عليه السلام
The Prophet Muhammad (s) said, "If a woman gives birth, then let the first thing she eats be sweet fresh dates and dried ones, for if there were a thing better than it, Allah would have fed it to Mary when she gave birth to Jesus." (Tubb an-Nabawi)
"Dates fruit consumption during late pregnancy has been shown to positively affect the outcome of labour and delivery without adverse effect on the mother and child.”
محمد بن يعقوب ، عن علي بن محمد بن بندار ، عن أبيه ، عن محمد بن علي الهمداني ، عن حنان ، قال : كنت مع أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) على المائدة ، فناولني فجلة ، فقال : يا حنان ! كل الفجل ، فإن فيه ثلاث خصال : ورقه يطرد الرياح ، ولبه يسربل البول و وأصله يقطع البلغم
A man was with Imam Ja`far [a] sitting at a table, and the Imam handed him a radish. The Imam said, "Eat radish, for there are three characteristics in it: its leafage banishes flatulence, its kernel causes urine to descend, and its root cuts off phlegm." (Wasa'il ash-Shi`a)
Radishes are a good treatment for gastric problems and urinary disorders:
Radish juice is the best home remedy for phlegm and mucus:
بى رحمه هللا قال: حدثنا محمد بن ابى القاسم عن محمد بن علي الكوفي عن عبد هللا بن عبد الرحمان االصم، عن الهيثم بن واقد، عن مقرن، عن أبى عبد هللا عليه السالم قال: سأل سلمان رحمة هللا عليه عليا صلوات هللا عليه عن رزق الولد في بطن أمه، فقال: ان هللا تبارك وتعالى حبس عليه الحيضة فجعلها رزقه في بطن أمه
Salman [r] asked `Ali [a] about the sustenance of a child in the belly of its mother. The Imam replied, "Allah withholds her menstruation, and He makes it a source of its sustenance in the belly of its mother." (`Ilal ash-Shara'i`)
"The endometrium is the innermost glandular layer and functions as a lining for the uterus, preventing adhesions between the opposed walls of themyometrium, thereby maintaining the patency of the uterine cavity. During the menstrual cycle or estrous cycle, the endometrium grows to a thick, blood vessel-rich, glandular tissue layer. This represents an optimal environment for the implantation of a blastocyst upon its arrival in the uterus. The endometrium is central, echogenic (detectable using ultrasound scanners), and has an average thickness of 6.7 mm. During pregnancy, the glands and blood vessels in the endometrium further increase in size and number. Vascular spaces fuse and become interconnected, forming the placenta, which supplies oxygen and nutrition to the embryo and fetus."
Lightbringer reacted to sadegh in Kindness
W. A. Salaam, and welcome to SC!
In order to solve this problem, one should distinguish between arrogance (takabbur), humility (tawaadhu'), and abasement (tadhallul).
Tawaadhu' is one of the great attributes of true believers and those who observe it are the closest people to Allah s.w.t.
عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: فِيمَا أَوْحَى اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ إِلَى دَاوُدَ ع يَا دَاوُدُ كَمَا أَنَّ أَقْرَبَ النَّاسِ مِنَ اللَّهِ الْمُتَوَاضِعُونَ كَذَلِكَ أَبْعَدُ النَّاسِ مِنَ اللَّهِ الْمُتَكَبِّرُونَ.
Imam as-Saadiq a.s.: "It is in the revelations of Allah to the prophet Dawood that 'O Dawood, as the closest people to Allah are those who observe tawaadhu', the furthest people from Allah are the arrogant."
This moral value has two extreme sides:
excessive observance of tawaadhu', which is abasement;
excessive rejection of tawaadhu', which is arrogance.
Between these two extreme sides is tawaadhu', and Imams have mentioned some signs for it.
عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ الْجَهْمِ عَنْ أَبِي الْحَسَنِ الرِّضَا ع قَالَ... قُلْتُ مَا حَدُّ التَّوَاضُعِ الَّذِي إِذَا فَعَلَهُ الْعَبْدُ كَانَ مُتَوَاضِعاً فَقَالَ التَّوَاضُعُ دَرَجَاتٌ مِنْهَا أَنْ يَعْرِفَ الْمَرْءُ قَدْرَ نَفْسِهِ فَيُنْزِلَهَا مَنْزِلَتَهَا بِقَلْبٍ سَلِيمٍ لَا يُحِبُّ أَنْ يَأْتِيَ إِلَى أَحَدٍ إِلَّا مِثْلَ مَا يُؤْتَى إِلَيْهِ إِنْ رَأَى سَيِّئَةً دَرَأَهَا بِالْحَسَنَةِ كَاظِمُ الْغَيْظِ عَافٍ عَنِ النَّاسِ وَ اللَّهُ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِين
Hassan bin Jahm says, "I asked: [Imam ar-Ridha a.s.] what is the definition of tawaadhu'?" He said, "Tawaadhu' has levels, some of which are: to know the status of one's soul and place it in its right place, having a sound heart, not to like to be treated except the way he treats people, to repel evil [conduct] with good, to suppress his anger and forgive people and Allah loves the virtuous"
عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: مِنَ التَّوَاضُعِ أَنْ تَرْضَى بِالْمَجْلِسِ دُونَ الْمَجْلِسِ وَ أَنْ تُسَلِّمَ عَلَى مَنْ تَلْقَى وَ أَنْ تَتْرُكَ الْمِرَاءَ وَ إِنْ كُنْتَ مُحِقّاً وَ أَنْ لَا تُحِبَّ أَنْ تُحْمَدَ عَلَى التَّقْوَى
Imam as-Saadiq a.s.: "among the signs of tawaadhu' is to be satisfies with any position to sit, to say hello to whoever you meet, to abandon the useless discussion even if you are right, and to not like to be admired because of taqwaa."