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  1. Asalaamu alaykum and Eid Mubarak to all of the brothers & sisters, My plans for this sacred month include the required duties and some recommended ones as well. Furthermore, I hope to: (1) Use this month to simplify my life and reflect more (2) Kick the caffeine habit (sodas, energy drinks, etc.) (3) Kick the nicotine habit (I know, I know it's bad) :) May Allah SWT accept your efforts in this holy month! Ameen
  2. (salam) It's not a matter of liking or not liking them. We feel that they, just like everyone else, are subject to criticism and we look at their actions during & after the life of RasulAllah (sas) with objectivity and careful research. We feel it is a must because we cannot take just anyone as role models or leaders. We feel that none are qualified or capable of leading Islam except the Ahlul Bayt (as). As a role model, we look at certain companions and if they were always devoted to the Holy Prophet, then we take them as role models, if they were not, then we don't. Also, I hear so
  3. (salam) Thank you my respected brother for the information. There is a sister who is from Ahlul Sunnah who is very open-minded about these things. I sent her the info about the murder of Malik ibn Nuwayrah. I'm trying to only send her information from Sunni sources. I believe the source you provided is by Sheikh Al Saduk (ra), do you know of any Sunni sources where this can be found or a link to "Illul Ashra'e" because I was not able to find it online? Sorry for the inconvinience. May Allah (swt) bless you. Who said anything about Supernatural powers? Imam Ali (as) had extreme faith a
  4. Thanks for the info. However, I thought there was conflict directly between AmirolMo'mineen and Khalid ibn Walid? If anyone has this info, please post, I really need it. Thanks.
  5. (salam) Dear brothers and sisters, Does anyone know about some sort of incident that occured between Imam Ali and Khalid ibn Walid? I was told it had something to do with the bending of a spear or a sword? Maybe an assassination attempt, or a punishment to Khalid ibn Walid while Imam Ali was the khalifa? Someone clarify please. Neither on ShiaChat nor on the web was I able to find it. Thanks.
  6. What do we care if Sadat sold out the Arabs & Muslims to please the Zionists and Americans? He got what he deserved as far as I'm concerned. Husni Mubarak is no different. I remember in the July war against Israel, scores of Egyptians rallied in favor of the Islamic Resistance in Lebanon. Were they undercover Shias? No, they were Sunnis who weren't distracted by racism or nationalism, and were able to be objective. How ironic... Hamas, a majority Sunni group, is funded by "Shia Iran," yet the Sunni leaders of the Arab world have sold them out time after time. Truth is the Saudis, J
  7. (salam) I used to have some respect for Qaradawi. He goes with the wind. He can't even make up his mind. With all do (or undue) respect, he knows full well that Shias don't believe the Qur'an was changed, yet he still preaches that. Then he makes the statement that Iran is an Islamic country and it is the duty of all Muslims to defend it. He's on a payroll, he's met with Zionist organizations from occupied Palestine. He sees Shia Islam as a threat? What's he afraid of?... People actually asking questions and being critical of his teachings? He has no foundation or real authority. He's
  8. (salam) My work schedule does not allow for it. If I wake up for suhoor, I won't be able to fall back asleep, then I'll be sleep deprived & be tired all day. Sleepiness and fasting is not a good combination for me. :(
  9. (salam) Dear brothers & sisters, I encourage you all to take 10 minutes of your time to watch this video: Former American soldier Darrel Anderson discusses the so-called War on Terror and his courageous GI resistance against serving in the American military. His story is really touching & exposes many hidden things in American Military Policy. He states that among his troop battalion, many soldiers believed that 9/11 was an inside job. I don't think the public will ever know for sure, but PLEASE watch this video. Jazakum Allah khayr. Ramadan Mubarak to all. Allahu Wahid, Kh
  10. (salam) I don't know why we even take these Gambian so-called scholars seriously. They are pathetic and don't have much influence around the world. I know that we should try to combat misconceptions about Shiism and promote Islamic unity, but an organization, sitting in some West-African hut can't be taken seriously. There are many respected Sunni Islamic organizations in Africa who accept Shiism as equally valid.
  11. (salam) Perhaps you should consider printing the posters yourself from a print shop like FedEx Kinkos. There are some beautiful pictures dedicated to Ahlul Bayt (as). Try flickr.com or deviantart.com, then search for Ahlul Bayt or one of the names of our blessed Imams (as). However, you should make sure that there are no copyright infringements or similar issues. Wa salaam.
  12. (salam) I saw this documentary last night. I also found many misrepresentations of the Shia beliefs, most notably they implied that the Shia wouldn't dare to speak to Allah (swt) directly without going through the intercession of one of our Holy Imams (as), which is obviously not true. They also made it look like Imam Ali (as) is only loved by the Shia and is hated by Sunnis, again, another fallacy. So many half-truths were in this video. Allah bless those who are trying to clarify these issues. Wa salaam.
  13. (salam) If there are so-called "Ulema" who say that abuse of law is okay in the West if it improves the state of Muslims, they are dead wrong. Fact is, the normal, run-of-the-mill sheikh are not scholars. Scholars are mujtahedeen. And I know for a fact that no Mujtahid or Marjae would allow such a thing. I heard many countries are buying/selling oil in Euro's now?
  14. (salam) State of the Iranian nation? Are you serious? For God sake they've been bombared with trade embargoes and sanctions for almost 30 years! Not to mention the fact that they lost about a million people in the 8-year imposed war. Plus the fact that foreign powers have supported covert operations to overthrow the Islamic government. The fact that Iran still exists after all of that is a miracle in itself! So by someone saying that Sayed Khamenei (HA) has "not done the best job," it's a miracle that he still has a "job" considering all of the plots against the Sacred Islamic Structure
  15. (salam) All great points. One thing to add: There was a story where a man asked Imam Sadiq (as) if he was free from sin. The Imam took him to a butcher shop and took him to the back where all the rotten meat was kept. It was swarming with insect, bad odor, and discoloration. Then the Imam asked him "would you eat that?" The man replied no. Then the Imam said, "This is what a sin looks like to us." ...meaning that Allah has not placed a physical barrier between Ahlul Bayt (as) and sins, but he has given them the knowledge, wisdom, divine guidance, faith, and conviction so that they woul
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