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In the Name of God بسم الله


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  1. ^Rude. You'd have to be a complete moron if you actually believe that the music industry does not utilize subliminal messages in their productions to indoctrinate the minds of listeners. The evidence lies beneath the catchy beats, fancy costumes and often confusing videos that, at fist glance, have absolutely no connection to the lyrics whatsoever. Many artists such as Iil Wayne, Akon, lady gaga and a few others at have slipped my mind have testified to this. I'm not going to sit here and give you a lesson on deconstruction and semiotics... I have better things to do... but I will suggest you watch lil Wayne's 'mirror, mirror' and at the very least, TRY to pick out the different symbols, religious elements and body language used to convey a particular ideology. The world isn't filled with rainbows and majestic ponies... take your rose colored glasses off and snap back to reality.
  2. What you need to keep in mind is that the music industry is a multi billion dollar industry, one that can branch out and essentially indoctrinate the minds of millions of 'unsuspecting' adherents/ fans. You really think that producers, artists and everyone else involved is oblivious to the fact that this powerful tool has the potential to brainwash individuals on a global scale... While I don't listen to music, I occasionally use mainstream music videos in my lessons to help 'deconstruct' the various semiotic elements used to subliminally send hidden messages and ideologies to unsuspecting listeners/ viewers. Once you really begin to analyse these videos you'd be completely horrified at all the tactics, symbols, signs and other elements used to convey a particular thought/ belief/ and ideology. The eye that you specifically mention is masnic, artists use it to pledge their allegiance to their Masonic beliefs.
  3. The shawshank redemption... Very powerful, it never gets old!
  4. Ali the magnificent- Yousuf lalljee A thousand splendid suns- Khaled Hosseini Both are beautiful!
  5. ^Uhh where did I suggest that there aren't bad parents around? I just don't think it's right for someone to completely cut ties with their parents without first trying to reason with them. Don't be so quick as to believe EVERYTHING you hear. I'm not putting the 'blame' on anyone. As an outsider, I'm telling you like it is and fact is you're trying to cover his tracks because you're still emotionally attached to him. Guys can be very manipulative you know. Look, I used to counsel, I've seen it happen a million times before. I'm sorry but truth hurts sometimes. Nah you're wrong. I have absolutely no problem with mutaa, seeing as it's done in a proper manner. Anyways good luck with everything.
  6. God he's so irritating...trying so hard to be funny.
  7. Here's a bit of everything from a recent trip =) Malaysia Oh dear... Thailand Singapore Iran Sayeda Ma3sooma (as) Imam Al-Rida (as)
  8. I'm sorry but for Gods sake quit being so naive. He's using his father as an excuse to move away from you. Why would his father blatantly threaten to disown him...it doesn't make sense. You're probably still infatuated by him, thats why you're so defensive over him. If he was so worried about his reputation and 'high social status' then why did he contract muta with you in the first place? Did his reputation or father not cross his mind beforehand? He's manipulative, he got what he wanted and at the end of the day you're the one who is left hurt not him. Regardless of what you may believe, what HE did to you was wrong on so many levels and speaks volumes of his character. Advising a woman who's clearly emotionally distraught and confused to abandon her family is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. What ever happened to reasoning? So what do you suggest she do...run off with the next guy that crosses her path without obeying nor informing her parents because they are treating her badly... Oh please!! You cannot compare the power and authority that a male has to that of a female. Males are, conventionally speaking, the ones who initiate proposals with a person who they want. At the end of the day he contracted mutaa with her and decided to hide behind his father...wise move.
  9. I've been working in schools for a while now and bullying has always been on our agenda. I deal with many cases and I can honestly say that 90% of bullies are not physically or emotionally abused growing up, they're not inherently 'evil' or spiteful nor are they lacking love and compassion from their parents. It simply comes down to the hormonal changes and emotional imbalance that all teenagers experience, however, difference is that some cope with the changes better then others.. Some become aggressive while others become more secluded and passive. Kids crave power and control and the verification from those around them because they have, consequently, lost control over their bodies. This essentially results in them bullying others to fill a void in their minds, it's all psychological. The school I'm working at now, has zero tolerance for bullying of any sort...be it physical, emotional or cyber. We run a program every Friday aimed at having students learn more about themselves and those around them. I've found that this works much better then the usual 'bullying is bad' initiative indoctrinating the minds of students today. We also run community service programs to help students appreciate all the blessings that they have. So far it's working great! But I do agree that more needs to be done to help tackle this worldwide epidemic.
  10. You're in a very tough situation, I don't think it's wise, as some suggested, for you to completely discard your family. At the end of the day, while what they are doing is wrong and completely unislamic, you are THEIR daughter and they are possessive over you. Biggest piece of advice I can give you is to keep your faith in Allah(swt), you'll eventually get over it and move on with your life. Seeing as he was your first it's going to take you a long time to get over him. He's an idiot, he's using his father as a baracade to push you away from him. He never really loved/liked you. If he really did he'd bend over backwards to be with you. You just have to be really careful in the future. Do you still see him at the center? If so, I suggest you stay well away from him. The more you see him, the harder it will be for you to heal. Take this experience in your stride, speak to your parents and try to move on with life.
  11. ^What? That's not true. Rabbits don't menstruate, they go through heat only when males are around...they don't physically bleed though. Anyways a while ago I read that rabbit meat is bad for you because it draws vitamins out of your body, so who knows.
  12. I used to bite and chew on the insides of my cheeks...It was the most annoying yet oddly satisfying habit...took me a long while to get over it
  13. What is kettleworx? Is it a class? I try to work out at least 4-5 times a week. I don't really have much time on hand (nor the patience/ interest) so I usually just do a bit of weight training and 20mins of HIIT...I love being fit and healthy
  14. Who'd have the intelligence or power to formulate such an elaborate plan? Their 'idea' of amping up safety and security is adding a bunch of irrelevant checkpoints which do nothing but slow down traffic...your car gets waved by a useless 'device' and you're off.
  15. ^ Sorry shoulda been more specific, by 'carbs' I was referring to food high in carbohydrates such as white bread, pasta and rice ect. They're the type of carbs you should try to avoid. Just by cutting out 'bad' carbs and increasing your protein intake you will lose weight steadily and keep it off in the long run.
  16. Kudos to you on your high protein diet,you should try to completely cut out or severely limit your carb intake. I know some people may not agree with the whole 'Atkins' approach or whatever but it works wonders!!
  17. Do you mean a University here in Aus.? If so, I don't think you'd have much success in finding a course given from a Shia perspective. A few years back I did a unit in Islamic studies at uni, It was extremely biased and was taught by a non-Muslim, so it wasn't exactly reliable. But if your looking for Hawza courses try signing up for one via correspondence from an institution in Iran.
  18. Start local, always the best approach, that way you'd know exactly where your donations are going. lol oh gosh them again... I think I know who you are referring to. You know they're still roaming around in my area, preying on the 'unsuspecting'. Disgusting!!!
  19. Well it all depends on whether or you you'd be willing and able to make such a drastic lifestyle change. I visit Iraq every year and to be honest with you, in the past 4 years or so, I really fail to see any major advancements in public services such as school, hospitals, roads ect. That being said, it really isn't as bad as some may think. In terms of stability and safety, don't think that'll be an issue, depending on which area you intend to live in of course. Both my parents are university teachers...so i can probably help you out in that aspect. My dad still teaches at Universities in Iraq to get his taqauud....he says the education system is not the best and its pretty corrupt. Also if you plan on getting your university education in Iraq and moving back abroad, job prospects wouldn't be that great. Good luck!
  20. ^sure it has something to do with this discussion, seeing as you have managed to bring every hadith condoning this behavior. Don't pick and chose examples to your liking.
  21. I've read enough to know what kind of person you are and your hidden agenda...I have nothing to say to you, this entire thread was blown out of proportion because of you.
  22. Im not even going to bother reading some of the replies made in this thread HOWEVER I will say this. I think it’s DESPICABLE, SHAMEFUL and quite frankly DISGUSTING that you lot have the nerve to turn around and accuse DeeeBo of bringing this issue up for the sake of it. DeeeBo DID NOT in any way shape or form bring up the member in question, he merely stated his belief and opinion and sought to warn others about the DANGERS of ONLINE forums!!! Swallow your words you morons, in your quest to clear this brothers name, WHICH DEEEEBO DID NOT BRING TO LIGHT, you have UNJUSTLY accused DeeeBo of having bad intentions and have simply condemned him hell, telling him to ‘answer to his lord’. SHAME on you, don’t be so quick to judge other peoples intentions and stance against oppression and wrongdoing. He was merely out to protect this sister and others who have or may become susceptible to such abhorrent cyber crimes. This has happened in the past and will continue to happen to unsuspecting, underage children, and I’m not talking about the member in question, I’m talking in general. This has absolutely NOTHING to do with polygamy or Islam’s stance on polygamy or young marriages. Wake up to youselves, the story has to be enough to give you ALL a wakeup call!!!!!!!!!!!! We live in the 21st century, some of you desperately need to GET WITH THE TIMES...this thread did not in any way shape or form mention the member in question, it was simply about bringing awareness to the REALITY of online forums and the dangers that one may face. HH is the one who dropped his name and publicly DEFAMED this member. What a disgrace, shame on you HH, go answer to your Lord!!!!!! DeeeBo was considerate enough to not bring anything forward to target this member publically; he instead decided to issue a WARNING against such occurrence that happen on a day to day basis. Shame on all of you, DeeeBo society needs more people like you, who aren’t afraid to speak up against injustice.
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