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  1. Adam, Eve, and Iblis. From the context of previous verses it is clear. Here Adam and his wife are warned that Satan is their enemy so that they and their progeny may save themselves from the temptation of Satan. Here plural iIhbitu' is used. However, In Surah Taha dual form 'ihbita' is used where from the context they were Adam and Satan.
  2. Adam and Eve were not naked. They were clothed. When they disobeyed their Lord succumbing to the temptation of Satan, Allah snatched away from them their clothing. After being naked, they started to cover themselves with the leaves of trees of that Garden. When Satan succeeded to tempt both of them to disobey their Lord, as a consequence their garments were stripped off by God. This phenomenon is described as 'Satan stripped them of their clothing' as a figure of speech. Similar types of figure of speech has been used several times in the Quran.
  3. If you can shed light on the issue with logic and evidence then you are welcome. such cheap dialogue will not derive any benefit. every human being believes something after believing it to be correct while rejecting others believing it false. so if you encounter anything different from your belief and opinion you should engage in logical debate to counter it. otherwise if you can not do anything you had batter keep silent.
  4. Wa alaikum salam. No. There is no difference among the four schools regarding essential and fundamental tenets. the difference is about Furu or branch of religion mainly involving jurisprudential issues. this type of difference also exist among different Marjas of Twelver scholarship circle. But Imamah is quite different matter. According to twelver belief it as important as Oneness of God and Prophethood.
  5. Omar is not any matter of fundamental matter of religion in any denomination of Islam. Without bothering about Omar bin Khattab and other persons apart from the Holy prophet you may remain Muslim and believer. But imamah is foundation of religion. whithout which you are unbeliever. So don't be ridiculous. If you can shed light on what I said in my post you are welcome.
  6. Mention of salat is found in the quran repeatedly. It has been said how important salat is, the benefit and significance of salat, order of performing salat in its due time and manner. It is also said that it is the most important practice for a believer to be remained on Allah's guidance. Then sunnah dictates the essential explanation. This is true for almost all rulings of religion and sharia. But as for imamah no mention in the Quran for it. As per Ithna Athari understanding it is as important as Tawheed and Risalah. We find not only mere clear mention of all fundamentals but also debate, logic and evidence in support of those fundamental tenets throughout the whole quran. One can show countless ayats in reference to Tawheed, Risalat, Akhirat, Prophethood, Divine books, prayer, charity, pilgrimage etc. But no mention of imamah which is so impotant that without it you are not a believer. So it means it is divine injustice (God forbid) on part of God who did not mention a matter of belief in His final Book without which your salvation is in jeopardy. As for the alleged Quranic ayahs, none of these are any evidence in support of imamah as Shia twelver believes nowadays. Only those who born in a shia family or having been in shia environment will derive such results from those ayahs. People of third party reading quran even can not even think of imamamh stuff from these ayats. Only far-fetched interpretations contrary to the apparent meaning, linguistics and perspectives can be brought out. In your link so many ayats are referenced. It is hard to discuss all the ayats at a time. So please mention two three ayats you think most important in this issue. I will discuss about that inshallah.
  7. Irrelevent. If you want to provide me with your logic, reasoning and evidence, you are welcome.
  8. There is no doubt that Quran is the undisputed and universally accepted source of all denominations of Islam which each resorts to as authoritative source. It is believed to Word of God Himself. A revelation to mankind through the final messenger of God. It explains and interprets what is to believed and practiced to attain the ultimate salvation. All the fundamental tenets and creeds universally accepted by all denominations of Islam is mentioned and explained in the Quran in details like Tawhid, Risalah, Akhirah etc. Belief in Allah, His angels, His books, His messengers and other necessary tenets and beliefs are mentioned with underlying logic and explanation throughout the whole Quran. Moreover all necessary practice like salat, sawm, zakat, hajj, jihad are mentioned all over the scripture. The foundation of ithna ashari shia belief is the doctrine of Imamah which separates it from other muslim denominations. This belief is not an ordinary belief. It is considered the foundation of the religion. In twelver circle it is considered as important as Tawhid and Risalah. Rejecting it is considered kufr and without believing it one not be a mumin or believer. According to some shia scholars a rejecter of imamah is a kafir and according to other shia scholars he is apparently muslim in this world but kafir in the hereafter and go to hellfire. So how important this belief in imamah is! But ironically we fail to find a single mention of this belief in the whole quran. Such an important belief but Allah failed to mention it in His final Book and Testament to mankind till judgement day! Whereas each fundamentals of religion is expounded in the whole quran quite clearly and distinctly again and again. For argument’s sake lets assume that shia belief in imamah is true. Lets assume first three caliphs were hypocrites and usurpers and ali (as) was rightlful successor to prophet Muhammad (pbuh) immediately after his death and this successorship continued for 11 successive persons from among his descendants. But even if this is true we can not make it any fundamental aspect of religion absence of which will make faith nullified and upon which salvation depends. Because if really the matter was so then in that case it is impossible that He will not mention it in His book thus pave the way for the people to be led astray and go to hell. It never can be regarded among fundamentals of religion. Apparently this seemed embarrassing to shia scholars from the classical era. So a significant amount of scholars ended up with the belief of tahreef, that is a portion of the quran mentioning imamah belief has been omitted away by the companions when quran was canonized during the reign of Uthman ibn Affan. However those scholars who refrained from belief in tahreef resorted to a reckless and ridiculous effort to find some stuff in the quran. Thus they claimed about some ayats to be reference to Ali (as)’s authority and successorship though no normal people knowing Arabic will think of such meaning after reading those ayats. It is impossible for a non-shia to know about a doctrine (imamah) without which his religion is bound to be doomed and nullified and without which he will enter hell even if he believes all other fundamentals of religion and stick to the whole quran. Why Allah will do such injustice? Some will try to explain it away by arguing that from hadith of prophet we came to know about it. And prophet’s order is like Allah’s order even if it is not in the quran. This would be true if the matter, though not in the quran but found in hadith, is not fundamental aspect of religion. As I previously said it is impossible that a matter is essential for salvation but it has no place God’s final revelation thus exposing those to vulnerability to be misled whereas we all important creeds and practices are mentioned in the quran repeatedly and clearly. Hadith can be explanation and elaboration of quran. But of course a basis should be in quran for an important matter of religion. For example salat is mentioned in the quran again and again in the quran with its importance, significance and virtues. But ritual details are found in prophetic traditions. Same is true for all other matters. But in case of imamah even no mention of this belief even for once!
  9. My thought is very different than you. Iran's role in Yemen and Saudi's role in Syria is exactly the same. What you stated above is direct result of personal bias in favor of Assad and hatred and prejudice against Saudi govt. This is because of the stereotype notion that every entity that seems favorable to Shia is regarded as all-out good and every entity hostile to Shia is regarded as all-out evil. 1. Trying to overthrow a regime is not a bad thing in the first place you think the regime is oppressive or harmful. Moreover it is very natural that every govt wants to see other countries to be governed by friendly regimes either ideologically or politically. Currently Shia majority of Bahrain are trying to overthrow current Bahraini Sunni regime. Iran is giving them all kinds of support as far as possible. If Saudi help towards Syrian opposition is so bad then why Iran is supporting and helping opposition in Bahrain? It is very natural not only for Saudis but also for every players in the conflict to see favorable govt in Syria. Same way Iran will want see favorable govts in Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, Yemen, Iraq etc. 2. Its quite unclear what do you mean by genocidal words. I have seen so many videos and clips of protests. The protesters demanded overthrow of Assad regime. It seemed an ordinary anti govt protest like elsewhere of the world. If incidentally you come across one or two instances of so called ‘genocidal word’ then it must not be brought down as evidence to cast aspersion to this immensely popular protests. 3. The discussion of who is coward and who is brave (Assad and Hadi) should not be infiltrated in the discussion of Iran and Saudi’s role. By the way, your drawing conclusion is ludicrous and portrayal of lack of knowledge of the situation. Hadi had no choice but to flee. As he was in Sanaa which is capital of Yemen. But after Houthis had overrun it, he must have had to flee to save his life. But Syrian capital Damascus have never fallen to rebels. So no question of fleeing of Assad. Assad is safe and secure. I can bet he would have fled if Damascus had fallen and he was not stupid enough to await for his execution. 4. Houthis are popular only among Zaidi Shias not among Sunnis. So your claim that Houthis are popular is quite misleading. All Sunnis of Yemen (And they are majority by small margin) hate Houthi forces. It is quite natural for Saudi Arabia, a Sunni state, to intervene in favor of Sunnis and against Shia power grab in the same way Iran protected Assad regime and prevented Sunni power grab in Syria despite the fact that Sunnis are overwhelming majority in Syria and Assad is a staunch secular and anti-sharia person. 5. I deeply feel sorry for the devastation caused by airstrikes whether in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Gaza or elsewhere. It is utter hypocrisy to condemn bombing of one because that one you detest while supporting the bombing of the other ones who you support. If you cry about bombing in Yemen but are silent about unprecedented bombing and scorch earth policy by Russia and Syrian regime then it is double standard. The damage done in Syria is far more outweigh than that in Yemen. 6. The opposition fighters of Syria are almost all are Syrian. Only so-called Islamic State group have large foreign fighters and there are small foreign fighters in Al-Qaida (Nusra). But all mainstream opposition are Syrians. Rather if you are not blinded then you would see how bankrupt the Syrian regime is! It is completely dependent upon foreign Hezbollah, Iraqi shia militias. Iranian IRGC soldiers and Shia Fatemeon Brigade from Afghanistan and Pakistan. In recent battle of Aleppo 70-80% of govt forces were from above mentioned foreign Shia groups. Assad is so unpopular that he is failing to recruit enough Syrian fighters. What a pity!
  10. Very strange question indeed! The question should have been whether Islam is true religion or not; whether Islam is divinely ordained religion and way of life or not. To find these question one has to penetrate into islamic literatures: most importantly the Quran. Whether one thing is positive or negative is a relative term. What is positive to one is negative to another. Modest dress code is positive for some whereas it is negative and oppression(?) to others. There are so many instances. Once you decide Islam is God's ordained religion then you have to take everything positive that contained in it.
  11. This is one of the main reasons I reject common shia perception on doctrine of imamah to be a fundamental aspect of religion. Whether Abu Bakr or Ali was more suitable for the station of 1st caliph that's different matter. But to believe the 12 imams as prophet-like figures the rejection of whom would be tantamount to be rejecting a prophet is not plausible according to me.
  12. 1. The prophets, imams and martyrs are alive in their grave. But they are alive in the barzakh (intermediary between worldly life and after-life) world. Certainly they all died in this world. But due to their great honor and lofty status and position they are different than ordinary public in barzakh live and receive special sustenance from Lord. But nowhere it is found that they are such alive that they can hear anyone from any part of of the world. No proof whatsoever. 2. Help is of two types. First one is natural and general worldly help like asking for help from doctor for disease, from police for security etc. This world is run by cause and effect. So everyone seek cause for attaining effect. The help you referred to in your post are such type of help. Second type help is divine help, that is, supernatural help which is beyond the realm of cause and effect phenomenon of this world. This type of must be sought only from Allah but from no other else. You can seek help from allah for the sake of prophets and imams or by virtue of them. But you cant directly seek their assistance.
  13. This ayah by no means say anything about invoking other than Allah for supernatural help. 'Seeking nearness to Allah' does not give impression here to invoke other than Allah for extra-ordinary help. Whereas countless ayahs and authentic hadiths rather full of invoking Allah Alone. At best there is instance of invoking Allah for the sake or virtue of Prophet PBUH or other righteous servants. But no instance of direct invoking to non-divine beings.
  14. Yes. There is difference of opinion in this regard. According to Imam Malik Ibn Anas folding hands were not all-time practice of the prophet pbuh in obligatory prayers but it was his practice in recommended prayers specially in Salat Al-Layl. Others think in all salats it is proper to fold hand because of narrations without specification. However all sunni jurists are unanimous that not folding hands would do no harm anyway. Its just mustahab.
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