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  1. Join a cultural society or a social club or a sports team. You will always form bonds when you are part of a club, whether it is gaming, acrobatics, sports, culture or arts.
  2. If you have no hadeeth to back up your understanding of the Quran, you will be equally lost. The Quran on its own is not enough. Otherwise there is no point in Imam Ali and his progeny. They can just be political rulers and everyone will be in harmony. You have a choice to either reconcile yourself with a Marja or another Islamic leader of whatever sect, OR you adhere yourself to a code where there is an acceptable number of hadeeths which make up your deen. I have a family member who is extremely sceptic of hadeeth, so much so that he questions basic things that are well known and practiced over centuries. I am not asking you to follow blindly, but I ask you to keep an open mind do not be too cynical in your approach or else you will lose a lot of what being muslim worth it.
  3. Islamic mini Dark age I believe. Imam Ja'far was oppressed and poisoned. Its not like his teachings were promoted by the Caliph of the time. They were busy with politics which was why he had more of a chance to teach than his predecessors and his progeny. But ultimately, I think his works were eventually targeted by successive tyrants.
  4. Salaam @wmehar2, Your scenario is missing major elements of consideration. The arbitrary definitions of persons A, B and C are irrelevant as they do not draw on what makes the situation a special circumstance. Imam Husayn was the son of Imam Ali and Sayeda Fatima. Imam Ali was described as Nafs of Rasool in the Quran. There is a well known Hadeeth in all sects which says anyone who goes against Imam Ali is a hypocrite. There is another Hadeeth where the prophet says "I am from Husayn and Husayn is from me". Another one that says "Fatima is a part of me, whoever hurt her, hurts me; whoever hurts me, hurts Allah". All these Hadeeths should tell you that the people did not follow what the Prophet told them. He repeatedly reminded them how they should treat his family. So when someone goes against their family, it becomes a situation of absolute Baatil (opposite of Haq).
  5. Salam @Kazemi, I am not disputing that Imam Ja'far is Abu Bakr's grandchild. I am disputing that we cannot use Imam Ja'far's lineage to Abu Bakr as proof of where he got his best Islamic teachings. Since Imam Ja'far's lineage is a pre-determined lineage which receives the covenant of God, all Islamic teachings he gained would be through Imam Baqir > Imam Zain Al-Abideen > Imam Husayn > Imam Hasan > Imam Ali and Sayeda Fatima > Rasool Allah.
  6. You seem to be implying that Imam Ja'far transmitted true teachings from Abu Bakr, which is a fair statement to make. However, you have also implied that the fact that he is a grandchild of Abu Bakr is proof of this; correct me if I misunderstood. However, if this is truly what meant, then it is preposterous. Lineage is not proof of what your principles and teachings will be. In my opinion, lineage should only be considered proof when it is used a decree by Allah such as in the Quran (progeny of Prophet Ibrahim) and also in Authentic Mutawatir Prophetic narrations such as Hadeeth Thaqalayn.
  7. Salam Sister, This is a very difficult topic for anyone to approach. It requires someone who has wisdom on the topic of marraige. Most of us see marraige through the lens of one gender only. If you know an Aalima who is trustworthy, or even if you can see an Islamic therapist for 2 sessions, you may get some insight as to if there is anything else you can do. A very simply piece of advice from me: It is possible that he is going through something very personal and you and him possibly are not getting enough time together to open up and just talk, not necessarily about what might be bothering him, but rather create memories and more shared experiences together. The more you are both together in a positive atmosphere, the more fondly you will think of each other. I hope I helped somehow. Wasalaam and I wish you both the best.
  8. And my supposition is that followers of Abu Hanifa at that time did not go with Imam Ja'far directly because Imam Ja'far was a propagator of the message of the Prophet through Imam Ali rather than Caliphs 1,2 and 3.
  9. I was asking for your own personal opinion. Regardless of what the Imam chose to do, do you think he should have done it differently. And if so, then why?
  10. I heard that Abu Hanifa only studied under Imam Ja'far for 2 years. I believe if they followed Imam Ja'far, it would have foundationally conflicted with their rejection of Imam Ali as the successor of the Prophet. Rather i believe they follow Imam Ja'far through a difference school, a school which accepts the order of the established 4 caliphs. Back in the day when sects would have been created, it was all about who was a follower of Imam Ali and who was a follower of the state. We have to remember that for over 5 or 6 decades, some say 100 years even, Imam Ali was cursed on the minbar every Friday. This time period is equal to (if not longer than) today's Palestine issue. And in those days, there was no social media. It was like a mini dark age which really made it hard for people to follow word of mouth hadeeths such as Ghadir, Thaqalayn, etc. So therefore, the status quo would have been followed and but little of Ahlulbayt's true teachings. Please bear in mind that this comment is just my own personal opinion which is founded on hearsay from multiple lectures from multiple respected scholars and some book sources over my years. Feel free to correct or disagree with me.
  11. Salam brother, Do you believe Imam Husayn made any mistakes in all events that led to his martyrdom? I only ask because you say "he fought for what he knew was right". I have muslims friends from schools other than the school of Ahlulbayt who believe Imam Husayn was wronged but also believe he was a rebel (astaghfirullah) or it was his fault for not listening to advice from many friends and wayfarers along the way from Medina to Makka to Karbala. Personally I believe he made the correct decision at every step and new he had a pre-determined fate ahead of him with the burden of saving Islam at any cost due to the return and spread of ignorance after the Prophet's death.
  12. Salam brother @Arad Etemad I understand your point and it is something that I have also asked in the past. You ask: "the imams have more attention the Allah and the prophet" They Imam's do not have more attention. Our prayers are filled with "Bismillah", "Allahumma" "Allahu Akbar" "Rabbii". All our duas refer to Allah as the source. You ask: " what's the difference the dua comin from u or the imams delivering it Allah is the most forgiving and as long ass he knows that we love the imams doesn't he accept it " There is no major difference. But this is the reason I believe in it: Firstly, Allah loves his prophets, his imams and his martyrs. If you were to ask Allah for blessings "in the name of <a prophet, imam or martyr>", Allah is more likely to be pleased with you because he can see that you love the souls of those people who died in His way. Secondly, Allah transmitted his message through messengers and imams. It is logical to use the same method to each Allah. Allah is capable of reaching us without messengers or imams but he chooses to do it anyway. Why can't we also utilise the same method? An example of a correct Dua through a martyr is to say something like "Ya Allah, by the right of <martyr's name>, please bless my family in this difficult time." You can also say "Ya Ali or Ya Muhammad" or something similar, as long as you recognise that Allah is the source of all blessings and your intentions do not place the martyrs as having abilities equal to Allah. Remember the People of Rass. They worshiped a pine tree and prevented people from drinking from the spring water beneath it because they thought that the spring is source of the their god's power. We cannot believe that Allah has a source other than himself otherwise THAT would be shirk.
  13. Did you assume that the "sunni" sect was established before the "shia" sect? I believe that is the basis of your assumption that this verse proves the "shia" sect is wrong. "Shias" believe they are the true followers of the sunnah and "sunnis" believe they are the true followers of the sunnah. "Shias" believe that both sects started developing right after the death of the Prophet (sawa). Today, the ultimate difference between the 2 sects is narrators of hadeeth that are trusted. On another note, the practice of matam is an entirely different sub-issue within "shia" islam which has nothing to do with this verse, but since you brought it up, my reply is in the form of a question: "What is it about matam that makes it haram in your eyes?"
  14. While I respect what you say regarding the opinions of Mujtahids, people are still allowed to have opinions without being mocked. Why so defensive and outwardly with your approach? Perhaps the brother will come closer to understanding and/or agreeing with your point if you dialed it down a bit.
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