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  1. Stop telling kids about my past homeboy. I gots your controversial pics too

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      Hahaha! Was thinking you might reach out to me.

  2. Required & Sufficient Knowledge in Religion | Books That Changed How I Think Video is now launched for members: To become a member, visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_3z_R-TxdSLNIIXE-NADvQ/join
  3. 17. A Book That Changed How I Think | The Dictations 0:00 Reading Crisis in our Community 5:25 Story of How We Purchased the Book 9:25 Intro to Jurayee Az Darya (A Drop from the Sea) 10:25 First Section of the Book (Academic Papers) 15:40 Second Section of the Book (Scholar Stories) 17:20 Ayatullah Zanjani's Relationship with Imam Musa Sadr 18:00 Why These Stories Are Important & How They Were Recorded 29:00 Sample Stories: i) Shaykh Muhammad Fazel Sharbiyani 35:45 ii) Ayatullah Sayyid Khu'i and a Dream Interpretation 41:55 iii) Mirza Abu Talib Zanjani Compared Another Student to Hazrat Abbas 44:50 iv) Shaykh Hadi Tehrani the Isolated Scholar 52:50 Concluding Remarks Official Website: https://iqraonline.net/ Telegram: https://t.me/IqraOnline For inquiries, sponsorship and other matters, email: info@iqraonline.net
  4. Making a comeback after 13 years? (- Ali Imran)



      My GUYYYYYYYYY!!!! Salam my brother praying you and your family are well inshaAllah

  5. 16. Game On: Transforming Learning with Game Mechanics | The Dictations In this episode, we look at how gamification, play-based, and game-based approaches to teaching can revolutionize learning. We look at certain game mechanics that can be employed to turn any topic into a fun and engaging experience and go through specific examples from Social Studies, Critical Thinking, Literacy, and Math of how this can be done. In addition, we also look at how certain commercial games can be used for educational objectives and show specific examples from Math, Social Studies, Islamic Studies, and Literacy. 0:00 Iqra Online membership 2:40 Story: The Sign of a Tassel 8:05 Reflection: How the wife changed her husband's behaviour through a game 16:25 i) Play-based learning 19:55 ii) Gamification: Using game design elements & mechanics 28:33 Examples of gamification: Escape Rooms, Google Maps, Twine 50:50 iii) Game-based learning: The Counting Kingdom for Math 53:40 Never Alone for Social Studies 59:20 What Remains of Edith Finch for Literacy 1:09:00 TypeRider for Social Studies 1:16:00 Muslim 3D for Islamic Studies Official Website: https://iqraonline.net/ Telegram: https://t.me/IqraOnline For inquiries, sponsorship and other matters, email: info@iqraonline.net
  6. Trailer: The Prophet (p) & Threats of Burning People's Homes For Members Only: Releasing on Dec 18th, 2023 Watch Trailer: https://youtu.be/xpE44stvYk8 In this video, we analyze the numerous narrations accepted by all Sunni and Shia jurists in which the Prophet (p) threatens to burn the homes of those who would not attend congregational prayers in the Masjid. How did Muslim jurists explain these narrations? We will explore around 10 different opinions, most existed before the Iranian Revolution and some contemporary ones, especially political interpretations put forth by Imam Khumayni and Ayatullah Montazeri in his book on Wilayat al-Faqih. In addition, we will look at whether these threats by the Prophet (p) have any similarity with the threat the second caliph makes on the house of Imam Ali (a) when demanding allegiance or not. Become a member now: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_3z_R-TxdSLNIIXE-NADvQ/join
  7. Becoming Muslim: A Discourse on the Prophet’s (p) Delineation of Identity Markers of Religiosity Archived course ($100 USD) – now open for purchase. This seminar discusses the different dimensions of our religion and how they differ from one another. What makes someone a Muslim, Mu’min, or a Shi’a? What do we mean when we consider someone “religious”? How do we maintain a balance between creedal matters and ethics? Rituals and historical facts? Contemplation or cultural conventions? This seminar is a conclusion of research I have been conducting over the last several years, on what it really means to be a Muslim and a believer, according to the narrations themselves. For more details and timestamps, visit: https://iqraonline.net/becoming-muslim/ Part One 0:00 Introduction 4:30 What do you think it means to be religious? 11:35 A community: scenario one 16:25 Same community: scenario two 22:45 What is the benefit of this discussion? 29:06 Are Karamaat a sign of religiosity? 39:00 Dimensions of religion: al-Ghazali’s opinion 40:45 Dimensions of religion: Mir Damad’s opinion 43:10 8 dimensions of religion 56:45 12 religious affinities 57:20 1) Taqlidi 59:50 2) Superstitious 1:03:20 3) Tragedy 1:04:35 4) Rational 1:06:00 5) Polemical 1:07:05 6) Ideological 1:09:40 7) Personal gains 1:11:00 8) Dogmatic 1:12:28 9) Spiritual 1:13:00 10) Humanistic 1:13:30 11) Enemy-Oriented 1:14:20 12) Ambiguous 1:16:20 Participant surveys 1:28:45 Sources for determining identity markers Part Two 1:45:40 Recap 1:47:30 Set 1: Purpose of religion 2:01:30 Conclusion on set 1 2:02:50 Set 2: Definition of Islam, Iman, Din, Shi’a 2:20:30 Summary of concepts in set 2 2:34:10 Conclusion on set 2 2:35:00 Set 3: Prophet’s invitation letters 2:37:35 Conclusion on set 3 2:38:45 Set 4: Government policies of the Prophet (p) & Imam Ali (a) 2:45:20 Conclusion on set 4 2:47:03 Set 5: Friday & Eid sermons of the Prophet (p) & Imam Ali (a) 2:48:55 Conclusion on set 5 2:49:55 Set 6: Final wills & advice of the Prophet (p) & Imam Ali (a) 2:55:15 Conclusion on set 6 2:55:45 Set 7: Apparent conduct & quantity of actions 2:58:24 Conclusion on set 7 2:58:45 Set 8: Successful companions 3:00:51 Conclusion on set 8 3:01:20 A remark on narrations on etiquettes & cultural practices 3:06:00 Final conclusion on all sets of narrations 3:11:05 Identity markers of religiosity in order of priority 3:14:30 Case study 1: Ayatullah Makarem Shirazi’s ruling on studying in educational institutes where hijab is banned 3:20:05 Case study 2: Imam Khumayni postponing his wedding to the month of Ramadan instead of Rajab or Sha’ban 3:22:03 Case study 3: Sayyid Khu’i canceling his Ziyarat trip to not risk his life 3:24:30 Case study 4: Sayyid Fadhlullah questioning the details of the attack on Lady Fatima’s house 3:28:10 Case study 5: Ayatullah Ha’eri Yazdi prohibiting debates on the details of Raj’at 3:31:25 Case study 6: Sayyid Khamenei’s speech in 2012 to the youth of North Khorasan 3:38:30 Final remarks
  8. 15. Guest Appearance: Child on a Quranic Journey | The Dictations In this episode of The Dictations, we invited guest Dr. Sheikh Muhammad Maisami - founder of Quranic Journey - along with his young inspirational son Muhammad Reza from the city of Qom, Iran. You don't want to miss out on this episode! Watch Here: https://youtu.be/q36fG1ZXc6w 0:00 Clips of sister Fatima Waziri (mother) and Muhammad Reza (son) 3:00 Intro & story of how I met Dr. Sheikh Muhammad Maisami 8:45 Conversation with Sheikh Muhammad Maisami 10:50 Background and early upbringing 14:58 The phenomenon of young kids & their grasp over the Quran in the 90s 19:35 How Sheikh Muhammad Maisami and his wife worked with their son Muhammad Reza 27:35 Discussion on pedagogical techniques employed 32:50 How feasible is it for other families and parents 38:30 5 main chapters every child should understand 41:40 Is this not unnecessary pressure on the child & what about their school education? 53:40 Progress on Sheikh Muhammad Maisami's younger daughter 56:30 What keeps you continuously attached to the Quran? 1:05:00 Closing remarks with Sheikh Muhammad Maisami 1:11:10 Introduction with Muhammad Reza 1:12:55 What new surahs have you learned? 1:13:50 Exploring Surah al-Kahf 1:24:35 Final message by Muhammad Reza on the importance of hard work
  9. 14. History of Standardized Exams in the Qom Seminary | The Dictations Watch: https://youtu.be/W4dOEwgJFpg In this episode, we look at the history of how and why standardized exams were introduced in the seminary of Qom by Reza Shah during the time of Ayatullah Abdul Karim Haeri Yazdi, then reintroduced by Ayatullah Borujerdi, and have remained part of the seminary system till today. 0:00 Intro 2:25 Importance of reading travelogues and autobiographies 5:00 The Life of an Unidentified Person 10:00 Reza Shah's Uniform Dress Law 14:12 Shaykh Muhammad Hujjati speaking about his exam experience in 1930s 19:17 Timeline of standardized exams in the Qom Seminary 33:48 What would happen in Madrassas before the introduction of standardized exams? 37:40 Memos between the Ministry of Interior Affairs, Education Ministry and the Qom seminary (between 1933-1936) 52:40 Anecdotes from the time of Ayatullah Haeri Yazdi 57:55 Three committees formed by Ayatullah Borujerdi (in 1949) 1:02:17 Anecdotes from the time of Ayatullah Borujerdi 1:05:55 Personal anecdote: Being assessed by Ustad Ghulam-Reza Fayyazi 1:12:25 Summative & Formative assessments 1:17:55 Personal anecdote: Positive impact of formative assessments 1:20:45 What do summative exams really prove? 1:23:20 Closing remarks
  10. Course: Music in Islamic Law, Culture & Society Archived course ($40 USD) – now open for purchase In this short course, we explore the subject of singing, music and musical instruments in Islam. The lessons cover the history of how music as a discipline entered the Muslim world after the demise of the Prophet (p), and in particular focus on the discourse that occurred in the Abbasid era over singing and music as reflected in the Shi’i hadith tradition. A number of narrations condemning singing and music will be analyzed and opinions of Shi’i scholars as well as other contributors to the Islamic civilization will be summarized. To register & to see timestamps for each lesson, visit: https://iqraonline.net/music-in-islamic-law-culture-society/ --- History of Singing and Music in Muslim Communities | Lesson 1 0:00 Intro to module 5:25 Rulings of Sayyid Sistani & Sayyid Khamenei 14:30 Music in pre-Islamic Arabia & after Islam 23:23 Analysis of Ibn Khaldun 35:08 Analysis of Jawad Ali in al-Mufassal fi Tarikh al-Arab Qabl al-Islam 40:30 Analysis of Shahid Mutahhari 44:50 Opinions of early Muslims 54:35 Opinions of early non-Shi’a jurists 1:04:20 Summary of first lesson Music & Singing in Light of the Intellect and Quran | Lesson 2 0:00 Intro 3:10 Music & singing in light of the intellect (‘aql) 21:42 Identifying problematic instances of lahw 33:25 Music & singing in light of the Qur’an 42:30 Conclusion on Qur’anic discussion on music & singing 51:00 Final points & discussion Music & Singing in Light of the Hadith | Lesson 3 0:00 Recap & Introduction 7:25 Music & singing in light of the narrations 43:25 Narrations that give more context 52:25 Summary of conclusion on music & singing 55:55 Red lines on music & singing 57:11 Remarks by Sayyid Khamenei on role of Muslims in the field of music 1:05:30 Discussion Views of Jurists & Case Studies | Lesson 4 0:00 Introduction 1:15 Revisiting the rulings of Sayyid Sistani & Sayyid Khamenei 23:37 Checklist criteria for determining impermissible music & singing 30:35 Case Study 1: Allah Made Everything 35:07 Case Study 2: Salam Farmandeh 44:10 Case Study 3: Lowkey – Heroes of Human History 48:15 Case Study 4: Club Music 54:12 Case Study 5: Atif Aslam – Tajdar e Haram | Coke Studio 57:23 Case Study 6: Julia Boutros – Ahibai 1:09:10 Case Study 7: Popular celebrity singers and Bollywood songs 1:15:20 Summary & Discussion
  11. 13. Praying Behind the Non-Shi'a | The Dictations Watch Now: https://youtu.be/OhF9fjo5Sko In this episode, we explore the historical developments of the Shi'i Imami ruling on praying in congregation behind the non-Shi'a. 0:00 Intro 1:20 Sunni mosques in Iran 15:00 Reward for praying behind the non-Shi'a 18:30 Letter of Ibn Babuwayh al-Qumi (d. 327 AH) to Shaykh Saduq (d. 381 AH) 26:15 Opinions of Shaykh Mufid (d. 413) & Shaykh Tusi (d. 460) 30:05 Opinion of Ibn Idris al-Hilli (d. 598) and Shahid Awwal (d. 768) 37:55 Letter of a group of believers to Shahid Thani (d. 966) 39:53 Opinion of Shaykh Salih Mazandarani (d. 1081) and Mulla Fayd Kashani (d. 1091) 43:00 Opinion of Shaykh Yusuf Bahrani (d. 1186 AH / 1772) & Shaykh Kashif al-Ghita (d. 1277 / d. 1812) 45:25 Opinion of Mirza Qumi (d. 1231 / 1816) & Shaykh Ahmad al-Qatifi 50:00 Opinion of Shaykh Ansari (d. 1281 / d. 1864) 51:20 Shift from fear to unity - opinion of Allamah Sharaf al-Din (d. 1377 / d. 1957) 56:45 Opinion of contemporary jurists
  12. 12. Deceptive Devotion: The Art of Showing Off | The Dictations Watch Now: https://youtu.be/TOStDGdr0gM In this episode, we explore the vice of showing off & ostentation (riya') as presented in traditional Islamic literature, particularly the Sufi-Mystical literature, and identify some of its common instances. 0:00 The story about Cats and Mice by Ubayd al-Zakani (d. 1370) 9:15 What is riya' & some of its contexts 15:05 A Prophetic tradition on a martyr, scholar & wealthy person showing off 19:50 Riya' in beliefs, worship and ethics 25:25 Six degrees of riya' in worship 32:15 Riya' in Sufi-Mystical literature 38:52 Instances of riya' in Sufi-Mystical literature 41:45 Story from Gulistan of Saadi Shirazi (d. 1292) 44:42 Poetry from Sana'i Ghaznawi (d. 1141) on people of his time engaging in riya' 47:44 Mulla Ahmad Naraqi's (d. 1829) poetry against a charlatan 59:00 Instances of riya' in the 21st century 1:03:45 A general principle that helps us stay away from riya'
  13. 11. Less is More: Establishing Importance Through Quantity of Hadith | The Dictations In this episode of The Dictations, we look at whether having a large number of hadith on a topic means it is necessarily more important and significant than a topic that has a fewer number of hadith. Watch Now: https://youtu.be/YIoSln77vos Timestamps 0:00 Intro 1:40 Madinatul 'Ilm - the lost book of Shaykh Saduq (d. 381/991) 5:10 Would our faith look different had this book been preserved? 13:40 The quantity of pages of Kitab al-Tawhid & Kitab al-Hujjah from Usul al-Kafi 17:15 The discussion on tazahum (mutual competition) in legal theory 19:45 Does quantity of narrations prove that a certain topic is more important? 20:50 Shahid Baqir al-Sadr's (d. 1980) discussion on resolving the dilemma of tazahum through quantity 24:00 i) A topic may be a common occurence in society 26:45 ii) The political and communal context may disallow for certain topics to be spoken about openly 29:10 Muhaqqiq Karaki's (d. 940/1534) remarks in his treatise on cursing 38:00 iii) The topic may need to be repeatedly emphasized as people become heedless of it 38:41 Explaining the large quantity of narrations on temporary marriage (mut'ah) in Shi'i hadith 42:30 iv) The topic may be linked to a specific prominent event 44:45 v) The scholar's beliefs and assumptions may result in a certain topic being popularized 47:00 Ibn al-Junayd and narrations on ijtihad/qiyas 50:20 Shaykh Saduq and narrations on seeing Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) 54:45 Is ethics more important than law due to greater quantity of verses in the Quran? 57:20 Does quantity prove the importance of a topic if all things are equal? Don't forget to subscribe, like, comment and share!
  14. 10. "Allah Didn't Want Me To Marry You!" | The Dictations Premiering on May 3rd: https://youtu.be/oV3Gb8CLTBg In this episode of The Dictations we explore the popular culture of Istikhara in our communities. What are the different types of Istikhara mentioned in the Islamic tradition? Which forms of it are authentic and which ones are unreliable? 0:00 Intro 2:20 Bombing of the Iranian parliament in 1908 based on an Istikhara 13:35 Istikhara in the Hadith corpus 15:50 Linguistic meaning of Istikhara 20:04 Popular understanding of Istikhara today 21:19 i) Istikhara with rosary beads 26:15 ii) Istikhara with the Quran 46:07 How the Ansar al-Mahdi cult rely on Istikhara to determine the Hujjah 51:25 iii) Istikhara of Tayr 52:48 iv) Istikhara of Riqa' 57:00 v) Istikhara of the Heart 59:20 vi) Istikhara of Consultation 1:00:30 Appointing someone to do Istikhara for you 1:05:40 The role of Sayyid Ibn Tawus (d. 1266) and the Mongol attack on Baghdad in popularizing other forms of Istikhara 1:12:40 Sayyid Ibn Tawus was anti-Wilayat al-Faqih? A strange meeting with a PhD student and severe critic of Ibn Tawus in Qom 1:19:45 Final remarks on the importance of Du'a and Tawakkul on Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)
  15. 9. The Mysterious Disjointed Letters | The Dictations Watch Now: https://youtu.be/WGiVILimQRw In this episode, we shed light on the disjointed letters that appear at the beginning of some of the Quranic chapters, and then explore 20 opinions of scholars on what they possibly mean. This discussion is a summary of what is presented by Ayatullah Jawadi Amuli in his Tafsir. Don't forget to subscribe, like, comment and share! Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 0:50 Shaykh Mahmud Halabi's (d. 1998) cryptic message in his transcript from Mirza Mahdi Isfahani's (d. 1945) class 13:00 Ayatullah Jawadi Amuli's Quranic exegesis 14:30 Collection of 20 opinions in Tasneem 15:45 Generic features of the disjointed letters 22:40 20 Opinions 1:08:40 Comments of Ayatullah Jawadi on the view of Ibn 'Arabi and other mystics 1:12:10 Final remarks
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