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  1. Well if it's haram according to your madhab then sure, but that doesn't mean it's haram in every madhab or that every scholar agrees with this point. According to Dar al ifta Egypt, it isn't haram either (as long as you don't promote their disbelief): https://www.dar-alifta.org/Foreign/ViewFatwa.aspx?ID=6815 "Commenting on the gifts that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) offered non-Muslims, Al-Sarkhasi said in Sharh Al-Siyar Al-Kabir (vol. 1, p. 96), "Offering gifts to others is from among good morals as per the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings be up
  2. Not really true, you missed some of the other narrations regarding non-muslim festivals: Abu Qabus reported: A woman asked Aisha, “We have a nurse among the Magians and they give us gifts on their festivals.” Aisha said: Abu Barza reported: He had neighbors among the Magians who would give him gifts during their new year celebration and festivals. Abu Barza would say: Ibn Taymiyyah comments on these traditions, saying: The point is that it is not unconditionally haram, rather if you feel that you are agreeing to their disbelief by just greeting them etc, then don't
  3. @Cherub786 Doesn't seem to be completely haram among scholars of Ahlul Sunnah: https://abuaminaelias.com/congratulating-non-muslims-festivals/ According to Sayyed Sistani: Question: Is it permissible to exchange greetings and gifts with a non-Muslim, if he is a neighbour or a co-worker, etc.? Answer: If he does not express hatred towards Islam and Muslims in words or actions, there is no problem in doing what is required in friendship like being good and charitable towards him. Almighty Allãh has said, “Allãh does not forbid you in regard to those who have not made w
  4. Salam I know the website doesn't say so, the reason could be that Sayyed Sistani maybe didn't consider them as najis based on obligatory precaution before so they just haven't updated it yet. Or maybe they just missed putting that part when writing that page. That's the reason I contacted his office to get it verified. I wrote to them using sistani.org. I've also got this confirmed by two scholars (Sheikh Mohammad al-Hilli and Sheikh Safdar Razi here in Sweden).
  5. Salam alaykom It is worth mentioning that Sayyed Sistani considers them impure as a matter of obligatory precaution. Personally I try to stay on ihtiyat (precaution) as much as I can but it's good to know that one is allowed to refer to another marja in this ruling. One well known marja who considers non-muslims tahir is Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi for example. Worth mentioning though is that the mainstream opinion right now among scholars is that non-muslims (except Ahlul Kitab) are not considered tahir. And the mainstream opinion not many years ago was that even Ahlul Kita
  6. @gayboyanon Dear brother please check out this website by a Shia brother who went through having same sex desires but managed to overcome it: https://muslimwithssa.wordpress.com It's a well known fact that there are many muslims who go through this issue and the problem isn't having this kind of desire in itself, rather it is when you act on your desires or start to encourage living the Gay lifestyle where it start to become haram. Remember dear brother that you are first and foremost a Muslim and I pray to God that he helps you and also rewards you for your struggle. I t
  7. Salam alaykom Their office in London are pretty fast in replying to questions: http://najaf.org/english/ It usually takes no more than 1-2 days and I've even received replies as fast as 10 minutes after sending a question.
  8. Kulayni and al-Kafi (Pt. I) https://shiiticstudies.com/2019/12/10/kulayni-and-al-kafi-pt-i/ Kulayni and al-Kafi (Pt. II) https://shiiticstudies.com/2019/12/24/kulayni-and-al-kafi-pt-ii/
  9. Salam alaykom dear brother As already stated by others, the feelings themselves are not haram at all. Rather it's haram when you act on those feelings etc. Don't forget that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is all-merciful, this is just one of His tests. لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا “Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear” (2:286) You also have to remember that you are not alone, there are many people who have gone through this and actually managed to overcome these feelings/desires. Check out this blog by a Shia brother w
  10. This narration has been discussed in the above mentioned thread, thought it could be interesting to share brother Abu Tufayl's comment on it.
  11. @Ibn al-Hussain The ones who got enslaved during wars, where they usually those who were at the battlefield (such as the wives of those who fought) or would also those people who were living in peace be enslaved?
  12. Salam alykom The definition regarding ghina and music by Sayyed Sistani seems a little vague. He says that even if a nasheed (without instruments) would be sung in a 'ghina' way then it would be haram to listen to. Would Maher Zain's vocal only nasheeds fall in that category or would they be fine to listen to, such as the ones below? I've read many different definitions of Ghina and feel very unsure about this. I asked a Sheikh and he said these were fine, though I feel that I would like to hear from more people. While at it, today when most scholars talk a
  13. According to Ahmedis Imam Hussain ((عليه السلام)) used to stammer, something which he inherited from Prophet Musa ((عليه السلام)): Do we have anything reliable in Shia & Sunni sources which support this claim?
  14. Salam brother Check out this thread where brother @Islamic Salvation has shared some of the most authentic narrations on Imam Mahdi (a.j): Also check out this collection of authentic narrations published by brother @Qa'im: http://www.imamiyya.com/hadith/qiyam Wsalam
  15. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) guide us all, didn't know it could go this far. However I don't think that WhoIsHusssain wants to promote that kind of views, rather they just want to inspire people through Imam Hussain ((عليه السلام)) on doing good deeds, being kind to one another etc and hopefully there might be non-Muslims as well who get inspired and eventually guided to Islam. I also think it's obvious in itself that such things would be prohibited (as Islam has its own laws, as in other religions or countries) and I'm pretty sure that their intention is not to try portraying Imam
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