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    Sirius_Bright reacted to Hameedeh in Official ShiaChat Announcements (2019-present)   
    Thank you to Team members who were popular contributors.
    @Ashvazdanghe @notme @Sirius_Bright @Qa'im @Akbar673 @Khadim uz Zahra @starlight @Ibn Al-Ja'abi @Haji 2003 @Heavenly_Silk 
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    Sirius_Bright reacted to Islandsandmirrors in Thoughts on r/Islam?   
    Aka, a Sunni subreddit. 
    There are so many rude people on there. So many of them deny what happened with the Prophet’s (عليه السلام) Family. Some of them didn’t know and were curious and respectful, but the amount of denial and lol’s I got was just awful. Even when I showed proof from their own sources. 
    Alhamdulilah for being Shia and for accepting and knowing Haq. 
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    Sirius_Bright reacted to Propaganda_of_the_Deed in Exposing Yassir Al-Habib   
    Yeah you're right. I just said salawat to myself before going in ruku I ommitted raising the hands for it as it is mustahab
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    Sirius_Bright got a reaction from Abu Nur in Exposing Yassir Al-Habib   
    1128. Any Zikr in qunut is sufficient, even if he says, 'Subhanallah' only once. It is, however, better to make the following supplication: La ilaha illallahul Halimul Karim, La ilaha illallahul 'Aliyyul 'Azim, Subhanallahi Rabbis samawatis sab', wa Rabbil 'arazinas sab', wama fi hinna wama bayna hunna, wa Rabbil 'arshil 'azim, wal hamdu lillahi Rabbil'alamin.
    This is according to Ayatullah Sistani. 
    https://www.Sistani.org/english/book/48/2231/
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    Sirius_Bright got a reaction from Abu Nur in Can I just keep a fast whenever?   
    Salaam, 
    All Ibaadat should be solely for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) also called 'Qurbatan Elallah'. You can keep fast any day as Qurbatan Elallah. 
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    Sirius_Bright got a reaction from Abu Nur in Can I just keep a fast whenever?   
    Salaam, 
    All Ibaadat should be solely for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) also called 'Qurbatan Elallah'. You can keep fast any day as Qurbatan Elallah. 
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    Sirius_Bright got a reaction from Abu Nur in Can I just keep a fast whenever?   
    Salaam, 
    All Ibaadat should be solely for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) also called 'Qurbatan Elallah'. You can keep fast any day as Qurbatan Elallah. 
  8. Completely Agree
    Sirius_Bright got a reaction from Abu Nur in Can I just keep a fast whenever?   
    Salaam, 
    All Ibaadat should be solely for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) also called 'Qurbatan Elallah'. You can keep fast any day as Qurbatan Elallah. 
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    Sirius_Bright reacted to Salsabeel in WHY TABOOT AND ALAM IN Shia ASHURKHANA   
    And with due respect, I request you to stop displaying ignorance. 
    Holy Qur’an has kept the memory of Prophet Ibrahim's sacrifice alive and called all the animals of sacrifice as ‘signs of Allah'.
    And stop being partners of those who put on us false allegations of worshiping idols. At least fear Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)!!
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    Sirius_Bright reacted to Ralvi in WHY TABOOT AND ALAM IN Shia ASHURKHANA   
    Alam isn’t an idol? In fact Imam e Zaman will be carrying one?
    just what’s dangerous here?
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    Sirius_Bright reacted to Halimah in I want to be a Shia but I don't know anything   
    As Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Baraktuh,
    I've been reading on Shia Chat for a few years, but I just joined to thank Umm Amira and all the posters for contributing to this topic.  It is just what I need right now, especially the resources in English,THANK YOU!
    I'm an American convert to Islam, initially Sunni.  I believe in the truth and righteousness of Ahlul Bayt and I reject the lies and evil of Muawiya, Yazid, and all those who knowingly follow their path. My Arabic is very weak (with great difficulty I have memorized what I need to pray, not even a dozen surahs, learning new surahs and dua is slow and strenuous).  There is only one Sunni masjid in my town, so I have been going to a Shia one an hour away for jumuah for about 2 years.  My teenage sons are less enthusiastic and often prefer to go to the nearby Sunni jumuah for convenience, even though they claim to accept Shiism. Sometimes I give in and let them go there when I'm not praying. My husband was born and raised Sunni, but became Shia in the last few years, although he has not been strong in leading/sharing Shiism with us (his wife and sons).  He's not very helpful with educational resources for me or them, and in fact, my older son has stop practicing (which I can barely say without crying) and moved out to live with kafirs.
    So please keep up the thoughtful contributions to this thread, as it is very beneficial and very sincerely appreciated by this new and sincere, but very ignorant/uneducated Shia. JazakAllahu Khairun and I will make dua for all of you, if you think of it, please make dua for guidance and forgiveness for me and my two sons, especially Bilal.
     
     
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    Sirius_Bright got a reaction from power in I want to be a Shia but I don't know anything   
    Alaikas Salaam sister, 
    Hope you're fine. 
    This is incorrect. At the time Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) left this world there were no Shias and Sunnis as a sect. All were considered as a Muslim without any denomination.
    Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), in his lifetime, had declared Imam Ali ((عليه السلام).) as his successor multiple times. But few individuals hungry for power didn't even wait for burial of the Holy Prophet's (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) body and gathered at a place called Saqifa. After quarreling they chose Abu Bakr as their caliph (Prophet is still not buried) while Imam Ali (عليه السلام) was busy in Tadfeen on Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). Those who remained loyal to Imam Ali (عليه السلام) and followed Holy Prophet's (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) command came to be known as Shi'a later in the history while those who considered Abu Bakr as their caliph (not chosen by Allah but people) were then called Sunni. 
    The questions you asked requires a separate topic and you'll find those on Shiachat. 
    Because Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) at many occasions combined prayers. You can combine prayers or pray separately. 
    Ibn 'Abbas reported that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) observed in Medina seven (rak'ahs) and eight (rak'ahs), I. e. (combined) the noon (Zuhr) and afternoon (`Asr) prayers (eight rak'ahs) and the dusk (Maghrib) and night ('Isha') prayers (seven rak'ahs).
    [Sunni reference: Sahih al-Bukhari (English translation), volume 1, book 10, number 537; Sahih Muslim (English translation), Kitab al-Salat, Book 4, Chapter 100 Combination of prayers when one is resident, hadith no. 1522]
     We love those Sahabah who were loyal to Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Imams after him. Those who usurped the rights of Holy Ahlul Bayt (ams) and oppressed and killed them aren't worthy of any respect. Infact, they deserve condemnation and la'anah for harassing representative of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) on Earth. 
    To become Shia ithna Ashari, you have to believe in all 12 Imams. 
    Both Sunni and Shia muhaddith collected hadith from different sources, hence they have separate hadith collections. For a long period of time after Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) writing hadith was banned by Umar and there were lots of fabrication. Both have similar as well as contradicting ahadith. 
    If Sunnis uncover the oppression on Prophet's (sawa) family, it will also uncover those 'sahabah'  amd self proclaimed caliphs who conspired and oppressed Ahlulbait (ams) which in turn would bring the collapse of Sunni sect. Domino effect. 
    Sunnis and Shias have different ways of praying. If you're talking about reaction from people then it depends where you live and which mosque will you be visiting. 
    Imam Jafar Sadiq (عليه السلام) is 6th Shi'a Imam hence their follower is known as Shi'a (or Jafari). Imam Malik, hanafi and others believed in Abu Bakr, Umar.. therefore they are known as Sunni. 
    The most important thing to understand is the root cause of Muslim division which separates truth and falsehood. I would recommend you to read history and decide for yourself. I'll suggest you a book Then I was guided by Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi who narrates his journey from Sunnism to Shi'ism and clears many misconceptions including those you asked here. 
    Jazakallaho khairan. Feel free to ask questions if you have any. There are many reverts on this forum converted from Sunni to Shia as well as from other religion. 
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    Sirius_Bright got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Prophet's knowledge of the Qur'an   
    He is the One Who Revealed the Book unto you; from it are Decisive Verses - these are the Mother of the Book; and others are Allegorical. Then as for those in whose hearts there is perversity, so they are following what is allegorical from it, seeking the Fitna and seeking its (personal) interpretation. And none knows its interpretation except Allah, and those who are firmly rooted in the Knowledge. They are saying, ‘We believe in it. It is all from the Presence of our Lord’. And none (would) mention except those with the understanding [3:7]
    I found an alternate translation which includes الراسخون في العلم as well and continues as 'They'. 
    We'll need an Arabic expert to figure that out. 
    Also, there are number of hadith which confirms both Allah and Ahlul Bayt (ams) knowing the interpretation. 
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    Sirius_Bright got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Prophet's knowledge of the Qur'an   
    He is the One Who Revealed the Book unto you; from it are Decisive Verses - these are the Mother of the Book; and others are Allegorical. Then as for those in whose hearts there is perversity, so they are following what is allegorical from it, seeking the Fitna and seeking its (personal) interpretation. And none knows its interpretation except Allah, and those who are firmly rooted in the Knowledge. They are saying, ‘We believe in it. It is all from the Presence of our Lord’. And none (would) mention except those with the understanding [3:7]
    I found an alternate translation which includes الراسخون في العلم as well and continues as 'They'. 
    We'll need an Arabic expert to figure that out. 
    Also, there are number of hadith which confirms both Allah and Ahlul Bayt (ams) knowing the interpretation. 
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    Sirius_Bright got a reaction from Murtaza1 in I can't stop this one sin :/   
    Passing down a sin to a generation would be Gunahe Jariyah. 
    No. You should try your best to get out of the sin (any sin for that matter).
    You can replace chess with halal games.
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    Sirius_Bright got a reaction from Hassu93 in #57 How is Your Diet?   
    My friends are jelly of my metabolism. While they count calories I keep munching samosas. 
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    Sirius_Bright got a reaction from AStruggler in I can't stop this one sin :/   
    Salaam Sister, 
    We aren't allowed to pick and choose marja based on our liking. 
    We can only refer to second most knowledgeable marja if there's 'Ehtiyat'. 
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    Sirius_Bright reacted to haideriam in First time praying at my local (Sunni) masjid   
    The prayer is a furada (individual) but the sawaab is congregational, otherwise one could have just prayed at home or by oneself. 
    This is the essence , and you have to pray your own prayer in congregational movement.
    I normally shorten the qunoot to just subhanallah. 
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    Sirius_Bright reacted to Laayla in I can't stop this one sin :/   
    Bismehe Ta3ala,
    Wa Alikum Assalam Wa Rahamah.
    Thank you so much for the clarification.  This is a fatwa and Sayyid Seeistani does not have ehtiyat wajoubi to look into a different marja3.  I rushed with the answer, and should have made sure first.
    Brother PD can only change his taqleed if he finds another marja3 who is more knowledgeable.
    Sorry, brother PD I was wrong, brother Sirius is correct.
    M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah
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    Sirius_Bright got a reaction from Hassu93 in #57 How is Your Diet?   
    My friends are jelly of my metabolism. While they count calories I keep munching samosas. 
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    Sirius_Bright got a reaction from power in Prophet's knowledge of the Qur'an   
    Salaam brother,
    Qur'an is Kalaam of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and not an ordinary book. It requires representative of Allah to interpret it. Throwing verses like that without understanding it's correct interpretation is only inappropriate. 
    And from him, from Tameem Bin Abdullah Bin Tameem Al-Qarshy, from his father, from Hamaad Bin Suleyman Al-Neysaboury, from Ali Bin Muhammad Bin Al-Jaham who said: 
    ‘I was present in a gathering of Al-Mamoun’ - and he mentioned the Hadeeth in which is the mention of the Verses which Mamoun asked Al-Reza (عليه السلام) regarding the infallibility of the Prophets. 
    ‘Al-Reza said: ‘Allah the Exalted Said to His Prophet : Did He not Find you an orphan so He Sheltered? [93:6], He is Saying: “Did He not Find you as alone, so He Sheltered the people to you?”
    And Found you lost so He Guided? [93:7] - meaning (lost) in the presence of your people, so He Guided, I.e. Guided them to recognising you. 
    And Found you in need, so He Enriched? [93:8] - so He is Saying: “Enriched you by Making your supplications to be Answered”’.
    So Al-Mamoun said, ‘May Allah Bless you, O son of Rasool-Allah'.
    (Uyoone Akhbaare Reza, vol. 1, chapter 23)
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    Sirius_Bright got a reaction from power in Prophet's knowledge of the Qur'an   
    Salaam brother,
    Qur'an is Kalaam of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and not an ordinary book. It requires representative of Allah to interpret it. Throwing verses like that without understanding it's correct interpretation is only inappropriate. 
    And from him, from Tameem Bin Abdullah Bin Tameem Al-Qarshy, from his father, from Hamaad Bin Suleyman Al-Neysaboury, from Ali Bin Muhammad Bin Al-Jaham who said: 
    ‘I was present in a gathering of Al-Mamoun’ - and he mentioned the Hadeeth in which is the mention of the Verses which Mamoun asked Al-Reza (عليه السلام) regarding the infallibility of the Prophets. 
    ‘Al-Reza said: ‘Allah the Exalted Said to His Prophet : Did He not Find you an orphan so He Sheltered? [93:6], He is Saying: “Did He not Find you as alone, so He Sheltered the people to you?”
    And Found you lost so He Guided? [93:7] - meaning (lost) in the presence of your people, so He Guided, I.e. Guided them to recognising you. 
    And Found you in need, so He Enriched? [93:8] - so He is Saying: “Enriched you by Making your supplications to be Answered”’.
    So Al-Mamoun said, ‘May Allah Bless you, O son of Rasool-Allah'.
    (Uyoone Akhbaare Reza, vol. 1, chapter 23)
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    Sirius_Bright got a reaction from power in I want to be a Shia but I don't know anything   
    There are similar things in both Shia and Sunni books which we accept. When it comes to Aqaed we accept narrations from Holy Ahlul Bayt (عليهم اسلام). For a Shia, a hadith in a Sunni book can be authentic if evaluated by our standards but that is rare. We don't believe that our books are cent percent authentic. 
    You're right. It will conflict with your views. I would recommend you postpone the course if possible so you can get more insight about the differences between Shia and Sunni. 
    I understand where you're coming from. Believe me you have taken a step towards truth, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will help you with the rest. Can a person love killed and the killer? Can one love Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) and Yazid both?
    Do more research about the personalities in question and you'll develop love or hatred for them. Things will become easy for you, Insha Allah. 
    Shia of Ali means follower of Ali. The term generally refers to Shia ithna Ashari. Both has same connotation. 
    Interesting. If giving Azaan was the criteria of being a successor of Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) then Janabe Bilal should be the next caliph. He gave Azaan throughout the time of Holy Prophet (sawa). 
    Ever heard about the incident of Ghadeer? 
    There are significant differences. 
    It is necessary to understand that there's no standard tafsir book by a single scholar. Both Shia and Sunni have dorzens of tafsir of Holy Qur'an. The difference comes when interpreting the verses. Shia tend to use ahadith of Holy Ahlul Bayt (عليهم اسلام) and incidents while Sunnis scholars tries to interpret by themselves (using their aql) and including a hadith or incidents sometimes. This would be apparent if you have read the tafsir. 
    Thank you sister. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) help you to get on Sirat al-Mustaqeem.
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    Sirius_Bright got a reaction from power in I want to be a Shia but I don't know anything   
    Alaikas Salaam sister, 
    Hope you're fine. 
    This is incorrect. At the time Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) left this world there were no Shias and Sunnis as a sect. All were considered as a Muslim without any denomination.
    Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), in his lifetime, had declared Imam Ali ((عليه السلام).) as his successor multiple times. But few individuals hungry for power didn't even wait for burial of the Holy Prophet's (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) body and gathered at a place called Saqifa. After quarreling they chose Abu Bakr as their caliph (Prophet is still not buried) while Imam Ali (عليه السلام) was busy in Tadfeen on Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). Those who remained loyal to Imam Ali (عليه السلام) and followed Holy Prophet's (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) command came to be known as Shi'a later in the history while those who considered Abu Bakr as their caliph (not chosen by Allah but people) were then called Sunni. 
    The questions you asked requires a separate topic and you'll find those on Shiachat. 
    Because Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) at many occasions combined prayers. You can combine prayers or pray separately. 
    Ibn 'Abbas reported that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) observed in Medina seven (rak'ahs) and eight (rak'ahs), I. e. (combined) the noon (Zuhr) and afternoon (`Asr) prayers (eight rak'ahs) and the dusk (Maghrib) and night ('Isha') prayers (seven rak'ahs).
    [Sunni reference: Sahih al-Bukhari (English translation), volume 1, book 10, number 537; Sahih Muslim (English translation), Kitab al-Salat, Book 4, Chapter 100 Combination of prayers when one is resident, hadith no. 1522]
     We love those Sahabah who were loyal to Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Imams after him. Those who usurped the rights of Holy Ahlul Bayt (ams) and oppressed and killed them aren't worthy of any respect. Infact, they deserve condemnation and la'anah for harassing representative of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) on Earth. 
    To become Shia ithna Ashari, you have to believe in all 12 Imams. 
    Both Sunni and Shia muhaddith collected hadith from different sources, hence they have separate hadith collections. For a long period of time after Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) writing hadith was banned by Umar and there were lots of fabrication. Both have similar as well as contradicting ahadith. 
    If Sunnis uncover the oppression on Prophet's (sawa) family, it will also uncover those 'sahabah'  amd self proclaimed caliphs who conspired and oppressed Ahlulbait (ams) which in turn would bring the collapse of Sunni sect. Domino effect. 
    Sunnis and Shias have different ways of praying. If you're talking about reaction from people then it depends where you live and which mosque will you be visiting. 
    Imam Jafar Sadiq (عليه السلام) is 6th Shi'a Imam hence their follower is known as Shi'a (or Jafari). Imam Malik, hanafi and others believed in Abu Bakr, Umar.. therefore they are known as Sunni. 
    The most important thing to understand is the root cause of Muslim division which separates truth and falsehood. I would recommend you to read history and decide for yourself. I'll suggest you a book Then I was guided by Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi who narrates his journey from Sunnism to Shi'ism and clears many misconceptions including those you asked here. 
    Jazakallaho khairan. Feel free to ask questions if you have any. There are many reverts on this forum converted from Sunni to Shia as well as from other religion. 
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    Sirius_Bright reacted to Ashvazdanghe in I want to be a Shia but I don't know anything   
    Imam Ali named one of his sons Uthman because of 'Uthman b. Maz'un great companions that was very close friend of Prophet Muhammad(pbu) http://en.wikishia.net/view/'Uthman_b._Maz'un
    the other sons named changed by forcing of second caliph Umar by second caliph 
    http://nudba.com/wp/did-Imam-Ali-name-his-sons-Abu-bakr-omar-and-Uthman-sayed-ammar-nakshawani/
    https://www.facebook.com/SANakshawani/posts/night-three-did-Imam-Ali-as-name-his-sons-Abu-bakr-omar-and-Uthman-md-washington/10151690377327587/
    Did Imam Ali name his sons Abu Bakr, Omar & Othman? - Dr... Ammar Nakshawani
    https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/Ahlul Bayt-tv/enquiries-about-Shia-Islam/e/37999073?autoplay=true
    https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/Ahlul Bayt-tv/enquiries-about-Shia-Islam
    Enquiries about Shia Islam - New series
     
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