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  1. Your life is a roller coaster. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) grant you peace and ease with your current family. I am just thinking that sometimes an act like 'divorce' becomes so vital that a person has to change his/her religion for that.
  2. I understand that some personal details must remain hidden. So, from your experience I understand something: 1. Weddings are made expensive and burdensome and therefore breaking a wedding is something a woman (or a man) will think a thousand times before that. Consequently, everything opens up after the marriage and sometimes one is unable to live with that reality. So, weddings must be made so simple and easy that even if a woman doesn't feel right, she can say 'No' even in the last moments before marriage contract. 2. In my opinion, (and I don't know if this arguments fits in your situation) the ability (Quvvat), patience (sabr), endurance and tolerance to get along with what you have and hoping for a good future seems to be missing today. You can correct me if I am wrong.
  3. @Shi3atAli1 @notme and others. I would like to ask a rather difficult question and please forgive me if I sound like 'pulling your leg'. Was it impossible to get along and adapt with the marital life you got? If yes, why? I asked this question because divorce in Islam is a dreadful reality, a curse or anything of that level. On the other hand, there is a hadith that a woman who will be patient with her husband will get the rewards equal to thousands of martyrs. Just think and answer as I really want to get this right. Because muslims should learn the akhlaq and the ways in which they can secure there relationships.
  4. Salaam Brother, Coming to the problems you raised. This is a serious problem and we must think of it's cause and then only it can be fixed. Reason why marriage system as a whole amongst the muslims is failing has several reasons: 1. Marriages are made complicated by adding rituals which have no historical or moral or spiritual value. 2. Match-making is full of extremely vague and baseless ideas which never help in marriage. Unlike what Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) has advices to focus on the faith of person, people give more priority to family background, money, personality, color and appearance etc. If they had followed what was told by the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), the problem would have been resolved. 3. Spending excessive money on marriages. 4. Delay in marriages: Marriages should be done early. Delaying this makes it impossible for the youngsters to bear. Furthermore, they get distracted from the right path, some loose hope and stop considering to marry. 5. Mentality to get-along and adapt is missing: Couples can divorce each other on small fights as no one wants to adjust and move on. Divorce option is always on the table. Before divorcing one must think that divorce is not a solution to anything. Divorce is in Islam because it is better than death. Divorce is a forbidden act which can only be considered if relationship has no way left whatsoever to move ahead. When marriage becomes counter-productive. Solution to these problems are important to discuss. Or else, people will really (and unfortunately) adopt this fitna of marrying non-muslims. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bless you and protect you.
  5. @HopefulBeliever Salaamunalaikum, The response I have highlighted above is exactly which should be a proper intention in doing mutah. If in Islam, anything is halal, it doesn't mean we have to always do it. Before doing mutah a planning and intention must be there. It is a timely marriage so you need to be absolutely clear about the purpose. And that purpose should be kept clear in front of the person you are marrying. I have no experiences with this and I am a male. So, obviously I can't provide you any experience you are looking for. But relationships are best if they are kept simple. Right? I know you'd agree with this. So, plan to marry (permanently) and then do mutah with whosoever you find the right person for nikah. You can choose a duration of atmost 6 months or even greater if you want. Talk to him, know him and try to understand him. If you find the person correct, marry him, if not then leave the relation. Although, I saw over here that someone said that you cannot impose the condition on sexual relations. But on the flip side, the man cannot even force you into a physical engagement (according to Islam). So, keeping things transparent with everyone, do mutah to know a person with whom you want to do nikah. In this way: 1. You reduce the risk of a bad relationship ending into divorce. 2. You will definitely have an extremely strong and happy married life if your interests collide. 3. The more you will no him, the more you will be confident about your decisions at the end. 4. He will himself cooperate as even men don't want to complicate their social life. 5. You will be able to interact without any hesitation as you don't have a fear of getting into haraam as he is not a na-mahram. This is when the niyat is clear and uncomplicated. But simply for avoiding to get into haraam, I won't recommend doing mutah. This can be a secondary reason but not the only reason. There are a lot of ifs and buts that must be cleared out before going for mutah with this intentions. These were my advices. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bless you and protect your faith.
  6. Salaam brother, I don't understand what's going on in KSA. But it seems like they are now changing there soldiers. They know that there empire won't survive on Wahabism and extremism so they are now again turning towards there real 'brothers' who are Israel and the west.
  7. Salaamunalaikum everyone, Banning Tablighi Jamaat (although I don't support it): https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20211213-saudi-bans-tablighi-jamaat-branded-a-gate-of-terrorism/?fbclid=IwAR2EuEAQDMfxUxkkkGzA8pVdfWQhRiMm1dGBH8icWdROnWDrvVsAfQyuIsk&amp Allowing haraam gatherings and sources of entertainment: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200709-saudi-arabia-allows-raunchy-vogue-arabia-photoshoot-in-madina-province/amp/ https://www.samaa.tv/entertainment/2021/12/salman-khan-burns-up-the-dance-floor-in-saudi-arabia/ Anyone on this? It appears that the hypocrites are slowly removing the garb from their faces.
  8. Salaamun Alaikum brother! Are you sure Nothing was left out in Arafaat? Who said that nothing important was left out in arafaat? It is a claim without any evidence. You might use the logic of ifs and buts but that doesn't make sense while talking about Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) obeyed Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). People followed him and people had no right to interpret his actions and his sayings according to what suits them. The verse of completion of Islam and the verse that warns Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) about a message were both revealed in khum. All the shia scholars as well as many sunni scholars have made this claim.
  9. How much or on what basis should a person be paid who is hired to perform the prayers of a deceased?
  10. It is not unity which has caused this divide. It is the weakness in belief. The scholars who have supported unity have done great works to show the shia Aqeeda. They have played a good role in bringing Shiism in light. They have written books and researches on all the necessary topics. Now, if someone picks the banner of unity and doesn't even tries to open these books to understand his own belief in the first place then it is not the fault of the very idea of unity.
  11. Want to clear some things which I found as wrong assumptions here: 1. Actually there are quite good amount of proofs that Shirazi ayatullahs are not even ayatullahs as they have no sanad of ijtihad. Some of them I saw on Memri TV even supported Saddam's massacre against Iran. Although Iran is not holy to us, but Saddam was definitely Yazeed of the time. And even Ayatullah khoei supported the shabaniyah uprising against him. 2. Supporting and following the course of Unity doesn't mean we are compromising with our shia belief which Tauheed, Adl, Nabuwwat, Imamate, Qiyamat. Also, as addressed by brothers here, Shia muslims should give priority to seeking unity within themselves. Let me tell you, that these disagreements are based on perspectives and wrong and right ijtihad of scholars. Imam Khomeini may not agree with Sayyid al Khoei somewhere, Imam Khamenei may not agree with Sayyid al Sistani somewhere and vica-versa. Historically, sheikh al Mufid disagreed with Sheikh al Saduq on many many things. Akhbaris disagree with Usoolis. Now, let us understand what the FITNA actually is: Fitna is that we, the general shias (who should not even care about such disagreements) have taken these to the throat. We call ourselves Usooli and Akhbari while we are not. We call ourselves pro-WF and against WF while we are not. We are just muslims, Shias, Imamis Ithnasheris and nothing ahead of it. We follow the scholars but we should not assume that WF or Akhbarism or Usoolism or anything that might come in future is a kind of doctrine created. This is a very crucial thing to understand. More crucial than anything. Avoid bringing these conflicts within Marjas and highly esteemed scholars in public. On social media forums or anywhere. Don't call other shias Akhbaris, Usoolis or pro-WF or even pro-Shirazis. Disputes regarding methodology, perspective among the scholars should remain limited to them. They are researchers and scholars for god's sake. They can have different views regarding anything based on their own research. Nothing is authentic other than Quran and no one is masoom other than whom we all know. I don't mean to say that stop trusting scholars. But my point is that, as we start discussing all this online and publicly in front of others, these disagreements and difference in views becomes a fitna. Wassalam
  12. I agree with that brother. But faith is not about debating, rather about practicing. Even I was quite much bent on debating and proving my claims on shiachat before but I just thought that it is a forum of some people, they are not a judge on me rather Allah is the judge on all of us. I read books like Uswat on Ayatullah Bahjat and Sunan Nabi (which I am still reading) by Allama tabatabai and went back on track to practice more rather than just debate. Although, I agree with you over here that if questions are raised they are to be answered and so is the case of shiism where shia scholars have written books and books just to answer the questions on there faith. Well, for one reason I know how Sunni scholars in India and Pakistan have destroyed the lives of millions of women. By favoring triple talaq (a fastrack way of divorcing) and nikah e Halala. They were unable to prove it from the Quran even in front of hindus let alone shias. They defamed Islam and became a disgraceful representative of religion in front of a nation of 1 billion people. Long before all of this would happen they even stopped women from gaining education and it was only the movement started by Sir Sayyed when there banner fell apart. The hadith you shared has no problem. But I don't see this hadith folloqed in practical lives of Sunnis. Where many traditions and rulings are just coming out from there own minds and not from Quran or Sunnah. Definitely, the Sunnis see themselves thriving that is why they follow it. But a majority of them are moderate who don't care much about fiqh but get along in life. And a good majority of those who take it seriously have some extreme perspectives. So, the confidence factor you talk about doesn't mean correct orientation. What correct orientation does mean is that what they read in books and how they derive there religion, is it even possible to practically apply it top to bottom. When you have declared 6 books as ultimate correct books (Sahih) and pure sunnah how are you doing ijtihad (deduction). The people who question the status of Bukhari, I have seen how they are being called Dajjal, this and that. No book is authentic except the Quran and all hadith books should have a room of research alive in it. So, the 6 sahih books which you follow as sahih can be questioned and can be researched again. But I don't see that happening among the Sunnis. There are numerous questions which are valid. I don't have to do anything with the technical works that the sunnis scholars do and all the ilm ur Rijal and Mantiq etc.. My question is about the resultant. Yes. exactly. You all follow Imamate by the way. But difference between you and all the shias (zaidis or ismailis or imamis) is that shias have a debate on who the Imam should be but you just don't recognize it openly. Although, you do get compelled to accept Caliphate of anyone, whosoever gets the seat and is a muslim. Zaidis, Ismailis (although not as strict as us Imamis) still have a concept which they recognize. On the other hand, we consider it crucial to faith (even it's choice). But to no avail actually. First of all, ghaybah of Imam (عجّل الله تعالى فرجه الشريف) doesn't mean he led with enormous power etc. The successes always lie parallel to the objectives and the Imams are bound by the will of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) itself. The success that Shias gained is that I am still talking to you safe and sound and I am a shia of Ali and I exist. so, despite all what the enemies could do to eliminate shiism and shia works. Alhumdulillah we are still there and not only living but spreading. Also, we have saved our literature, our books, our fiqh and everything in the face of times completely against us. Safavid dynasty was not any ultimate success. Although, a shia state was established in order to safeguard shias from the even brutal ottomans but this is the only success attached with shias and this is actually of grave imoortance. Because seeing the magnitude of atrocities and hostilities, if it would not have been the help of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and his hujjah, we would not have survived. Although, Safavids were gone because they deviated but the shiism in Iran remained. This was the success. Safavids didn't protect us, it was Allah and his hujjat. And this is only our achievement, seeing the times we lived in. Exactly, such deviations happened from the very start. And as a result after the death of Uthman, state of Islam was in chaos. The issues became open when Imam Ali (عليه السلام) took Caliphate. These defects became clear when they martyred him and his son Imam Hasan (عليه السلام) and then it all went away in the hands of tyrants as we all know. This is what these verses point to and this is what the hadith points to. Agree with that. Political support is nowhere but only in speeches. Finances don't do a thing unless politics interferes. And yes, as you said, you are exactly quoting what I am saying from the start. If you had taken the issue of Imamate and wilayat seriously, you would never had seen shameless leaders in arab states. My aim is to point out the fact that Idea of Imamate cannot be ignored and thus shia belief is complete in this way. You yourself brought up great points though, but if you read your own words, you have actually agreed that the current and former issues that have occurred in Islamic world have happened because of the lack of leadership which has it's roots in taking the concept of Imamate lightly, ignoring it and therefore considering anyone to be a leader. You might bring up many many flaws in shias on this subject but with that I agree and Imam Khomeini even conceded that yes even Shias have taken the concept of wilayat and Imamate lightly. But the concept of Imamate in shiism is crucial to faith. I will come back and go through your former responses brother. It is not that I have ignored and not interested bu I am short of time. May Allah bless you and guide you.
  13. @Debate follower Brother Salamunalaykum, I am sorry brother that I am replying back and I have not even read your long response. But through what I saw you were full on criticising shia belief. Well, I don't stop anyone from that. And tbh, you have good debaters and you even might win on me by bringing up your library. You might prove me wrong by bringing up your library. But then what? With your aqeeda, will you be able to establish a strong jurisprudence, a strong system of ijtihad, a really strong ilaahi system which keeps on evolving rather than diminishing? No, you cannot. So, even if you win a debate your aqeeda won't help you in practical life. As I already said, you will disagree with me but not your fitrah. Imamate is fundamental need of society and humankind for a stable divine system. If you are true in what you say, you were always a majority and always in power throughout history but were you able to maintain it? No, because don't have a system to do so. You still have huge wealth. But still muslims are poor. Because you are leaderless. You had huge empires, spanning continents. Some salafis take pride in that time, but if you were soooo great why were unable to maintain it? Even after having wealth, people, scholars, power? In India, sunni brothers were fighting for tripple talaq and imagine a hindu judge was telling them that it is no where in your books. Such a shame and such a mockery they made of religion after having soo much knowledge and support from all sides. Why are only the shias cpming up when Palestine needs support? Prof. Henry Corbin (a convert to Shiism) by the great Allama Tabatabai said, "Shia islam is unique because it is alive. The leaders of all other religions are history. But the leader of shia Islam is still alive and therefore, this religion will stay until it's leader remains." May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) guide you and bless you.
  14. Imamate is mentioned in the Quran, clearly and explicitly and I think many brothers on shiachat have shed a light upon that. Isn't there in your hadith books written to obey the ruler even if he loots you and kicks you out of your own house? Majority of the shia population opposed the shah. And not only in words, they finally revolted and brought him down. Can it happen in Saudi Arabia? No. The reason is simple, you might be critical about them but a huge population of Sunnis are his sympathisers. Doesn't the ahl hadees and salafis in Pakistan and around the world now supporting the Taliban? Ok, put aside MBS and let us only talk about S. Was king Salman, kings before him really just? They were all tyrants. But the majority of Ahl Sunnah were obedient to them. Also, there is a great majority of sunnis who are marching behind Recip Tayyip Erdogan. Is he righteous? Is he your Imam? My point was this only. As you don't recognize Imamate, you are compelled to accept anyone who sits on the seat of power. Shias never consider Shah or anyone as there Imam. As Imamate amongst Shias is free of any manipulations from any side. Yes. Not complaining about this brother. This is exactly what your mazhab is. Isn't it? Imam Khomeini is called Imam by title (as it means leader). He was the leader of Islamic revolution and in the ideology of wilayat al Faqih, there is a necessity to have a wali e faqih so that this ideology keeps moving. So, in Shias, a fallible person can hold a small degree of leadership, just like you have leaders in subjects (Imam Bukhari, Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal) and that too is rare because in Shia system of hadith sciences and ijtihad, no book is consider authentic and to whatever extent a scholar might do research and to whatever extent a scholar might be certain about contents in his books, his works and the works done before him still remain open for research. So, in Shiism, in terms of Hadith, Fuqh, Usool etc you can have Allama, Ayatullah, Hujjatul Islam, marja etc but not Imam. But to a small extent we are similar in this. By shias, I mean Imamiyah. Zaidis don't consider there Imams as infallible and Ismailis have some extreme complexities in this concept. So, 'fixed and locked' means infallibility. Okay. So, majority will decide who is correct? As if, in the history, the people of moses (عليه السلام) were in majority or people of Ibrahim (عليه السلام) or people of Nuh were in majority. Though, this question is not for me. But if you find a brother in faith who is much more pious and religious and away from sins than you, won't you prefer to ask him to do dua for you? Not saying that you won't pray for yourself directly. But you will ask because you find him more closer to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) then yourself. This is exactly what tawassul is. Prefer to ask from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), but also ask other souls to do dua for you. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bless you and be your guide and protector.
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