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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 often that people accuse the prophets of the past of committing sins (God forbid) and criticize them, so why are we not allowed to look at historical figures and see what they did? Some would say this is history and it doesn't matter. That's true to an extent, however, we need to look at history to see who to follow and to learn from their mistakes. Judgment day I will be saying, "Nefsee, Nefsee", and I will barely be able to remember my own name, therefore, it is not our concern to say any person is going to heaven or hell, that is up to Allah. Historically, regarding Omar and Aisha, it (the history) is there. As the previous person mentioned, Tabari's history and many other "Sunni" books contain that info. However, it is not for us to make a smear campaign against anyone, the history is there. If our Sunni brothers agree, fine, if they disagree, that's fine too. It's not for us to condemn anyone, but we feel that we have a duty to defend the sanctity and personalities of Ahlul Bayt because they are the most deserving of it and were the most righteous as history clearly showed, without a doubt. InshaAllah that helps answer your question.
  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 and certainty in Allah (swt) and that is where is got his strength. Read up on the battle of Khaybar in which all Muslims agree that Imam Ali removed the door of the fortress where 40 men were unable to do so. At the same time, Imam Ali once was unable to break a piece of bread. However, when doing something for the sake of Allah, believers find extraordinary strength.
  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, Jordanians, and Egyptians are in bed with Israel. If it wasn't for the Shia (Fatimids), Egyptians would probably still be worshipping their "gods." The Mubarak regime and the Israeli government are two sides of the same coin.
  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 just a complainer who fears being dissolved. Sheikh Ahmad Deedat said, "You can only be desolved if they have something better than what you have." If such a man is held in high esteem by some people, then I feel sorry for them. We've done our best to comprimise and cooperate with our Sunni brothers. These foolish statements by Qardawi should not stop us from reaching out our hands in brotherhood (although we may get bit), because we are trying to bring the Muslims together to please Allah (swt), not them or anyone else. Allahu Wahid, Khamenei Qaid!
  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, Khamenei Qaid! May Allah (swt) protect all of our beloved Scholars. wa salaam.
  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 there. People criticize the leadership for the state of the economy in Iran, it's a miracle they still have a functioning economy after all of the things I mentioned previously. What I meant about the fatwa issue is that unless you are highly skilled in the subject of fiqh (formal Islamic seminary), you don't have the ability to analyze fatwa for better or for worse. If you have had formal education in Fiqh, then please pardon my words. One more clarification, comparing anyone to Imam Khomeini (ra) is an impossible comparison. Ayatollah Javadi-Amoli, the Friday prayer leader of Qom said that since the major occulation of Imam Mahdi (AATF), there has never been a scholar to reach the status that Imam Khomeini (ra) has reached. To compare our Beloved Leader, or any scholar to him is not a fair comparison in my view. For you to favor Sayed Sistani (HA), that's fine, may Allah bless you. However, to start a ranking system based on the analysis of fatawa by us lay-people, since we don't have the knowledge to do so, is dangerous in my view. Allah knows best.
  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 wouldn't commit a sin. The question then becomes: Would that man even think of eating that rotten meat? The answer is no. So... would Ahlul Bayt (as) even thinkof committing a sin? I don't think so. Regarding knowledge of the unseen, as has been mentioned many times, we don't have explicit proof that they did. However, Allah guides whom he wills.
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