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    wmehar2 got a reaction from ShiaChat Mod in Purpose of Life   
    Well, in my opinion the reason you're not finding your purpose is because of a crippling fear of failure for whatever reasons that spawned them.  They need to be dealt with, confronted or perhaps seeking out someone such as a therapist may assist you.
    You're severely handicapped by that fear.
    I gotta say, I've had a fear of the public, interacting with others outside my comfort zone since I was a child though, it wasn't due to a fear of proving to be less capable much less some kind of social anxiety - this was handled by plunging head first into what I was afraid of to get exposure and to understand that failure can only lead to success if you're able to learn from mistakes.  That is generally what anyone really cares about most in a hired employee.
    If you can't address that issue, then are you prepared to never find your life's true purpose?
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    wmehar2 got a reaction from ShiaChat Mod in Purpose of Life   
    When you stop looking, you'll find it.   Knowing and understanding your life purpose is not something that can be done by thinking about it. It's done by doing and feeling.
    Maybe you will never know, and not knowing your life's purpose is okay.  God has a plan, but doesn't mean we need to know what it is or why it is.
    Some people find their life's purpose in things they've never tried or exposed to before and they stop what they're doing and shift their focus and attention towards it.
    There's also an element of what YOU WANT, and then there's WHAT SOMEONE ELSE WANTS.  Where do you sway?
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    wmehar2 got a reaction from AbuHope in Did the Sahaba become Kafir?   
    To Elaborate further,
    Suhayb spent any and all his wealth to the poor and community, even after the Prophet SAW died, and continued to spend his stipends for the needy and did not partake in corrupt Ummayyad wealth schemes.
    This reeks of guilt by association, in a false accusation of a legitimate believing Sahaba  of being evil, all because he was cried over Umar's death and lead prayers after his death temporarily.  That's unfortunately not an academic/scholarly line of thought at all, and most importantly  it's not an Islamic line of logic.
    Suhayb in his character was a Greek-Speaking Arab who was kidnapped from a wealthy family and brought up as a slave in Byzantine society, unlike Salman he had no knowledge of the Bible,, Hebrew and other Aristocratic attributes... instead Suhyab only learned directly from the Prophet's SAW Sermons.  His Arabic was harsh/heavy and himself had a difficult time re-learning it.
    Contextually, Suhayb was a close companion but never could be in an inner circle of influence that was Umar, Uthman, and the rest of the "higher social ranked" Sahaba.  Instead he chose to act simply and directly in what he perceived was the direct way to please Allah SWT, e.g.(Hadith where he gave food after being questioned by 'Umar why he starved himself, that the Prophet SAW told him the best of people were those who gave food and charity). 
    He was innocent to a fault, and perhaps ignorant.  Assuming Shia rhetoric of 'Umar and Abu Bakr is true of their plot to Usurp the Khilafah,  Suhayb was ignorantly in no place to understand with his lacking Arabic speech and distance from that social status (since he was a slave and not Quraish), the ramifications that 'Umar could have been an evil man and he was crying over an evil guy.
    He seemed to be a goof ball as well, and is cited for making the Prophet SAW laugh on many occasions, and would never do it at any one else's expense.
    Shame on the people who ascribe lies and false sayings to the Imams, AS on them all.
    I've read deeply into the sources in al Kafi, and Yasser Habibs hate rhetoric and I find not a single ounce of legitimate nor logical premises of which to condemn/accuse Suhayb by direct actions, words, or speech.
    Nearly all sources, even Shia indicate Suhayb as a righteous companion and follower of the Prophet SAW.
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    wmehar2 got a reaction from AbuHope in Did the Sahaba become Kafir?   
    Salaam,
    Here's a bit of other side perspective:
    Sahih Bukhari Hadith Vol.2, Hadith. 375,
    Narrated by Abdullah bin Ubaidullah bin Abi Mulaika
    One of the daughters of 'Uthman died at Mecca. We went to attend her funeral
    procession. Ibn 'Umar and Ibn Abbas were also present. I sat in between them (or
    said, I sat beside one of them. Then a man came and sat beside me.) 'Abdullah
    bin 'Umar said to 'Amr bin 'Uthman, "Will you not prohibit crying as Allah's
    Apostle has said, 'The dead person is tortured by the crying of his relatives?"
    Ibn Abbas said, "Umar used to say so." Then he added narrating, "I accompanied
    Umar on a journey from Mecca till we reached Al-Baida. There he saw some
    travelers in the shade of a Samura (A kind of forest tree). He said (to me), 'Go
    and see who those travelers are.' So I went and saw that one of them was Suhaib.
    I told this to 'Umar who then asked me to call him. So I went back to Suhaib and
    said to him, 'Depart and follow the chief of the faithful believers.' Later,
    when 'Umar was stabbed, Suhaib came in weeping and saying, 'O my brother, O my
    friend!' (on this 'Umar said to him, 'O Suhaib! Are you weeping for me while the
    Prophet said, "The dead person is punished by some of the weeping of his
    relatives?" ' Ibn Abbas added, "When 'Umar died I told all this to 'Aisha and
    she said, 'May Allah be merciful to Umar. By Allah, Allah's Apostle did not say
    that a believer is punished by the weeping of his relatives. But he said, Allah
    increases the punishment of a non-believer because of the weeping of his
    relatives." 'Aisha further added, "The Quran is sufficient for you (to clear up
    this point) as Allah has stated: 'No burdened soul will bear another's burden.'
    " (35.18). Ibn Abbas then said, "Only Allah makes one laugh or cry." Ibn Umar
    did not say anything after that.
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    wmehar2 got a reaction from AbuHope in Did the Sahaba become Kafir?   
    Is this reference to Suhayb bin Sinan/ aka Suhayb Ar Rumi RA?  Or a different Suhayb?
    I'd be surprised, considering Suhayb Ar Rumi/bin Sinan was close companions of Bilal ibn Rabah RA and Salman e Farsi RA.  As non-Arab Sahaba, they frequently spent much of their time together.
    Also, from tafsir, a Quran verse was reveled upon Suhayb's arrival to Medina after being held back by the Qu'raish... he had to give up all of his wealth that he acquired after arriving as a runaway slave of the Byzantine Empire to escape Mecca to Medina after the Hijrah.
    "Thereupon, the glorious verse was revealed: ‘And of mankind is he who sell himself, seeking the pleasure of Allah And Allah is full of kindness to (His) slaves’ (Quran 2:201). "
    In fact, he's also fought in every battle alongside the Prophet SAW, and never ran from any nor left his side.
    Also, Suhayb lived out the rest of his life till old age, spreading for Da'wah until he died (In response to the OP's post). 
    These were taken from WikiShia:
    He and Imam Ali were the last of Immigrants who joined the Prophet (s) in the first half of Rabi' I.
    Some have related the revelation of verse 207 of the sura al-Baqara to him. However, it is famous that it has been revealed about the role of Imam Ali  at Laylat al-Mabit.
    Suhayb participated in the battles of Badr, Uhud, Khandaq and other battles of the Prophet (s). About him, the noble Prophet (s) said, "the leaders are four people; I am the leader of Arabs, Suhayb is the leader of Romans, Salman is the leader of Persians and Bilal is the leader of Habesha."
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    wmehar2 got a reaction from zain15 in Purpose of Life   
    Well, in my opinion the reason you're not finding your purpose is because of a crippling fear of failure for whatever reasons that spawned them.  They need to be dealt with, confronted or perhaps seeking out someone such as a therapist may assist you.
    You're severely handicapped by that fear.
    I gotta say, I've had a fear of the public, interacting with others outside my comfort zone since I was a child though, it wasn't due to a fear of proving to be less capable much less some kind of social anxiety - this was handled by plunging head first into what I was afraid of to get exposure and to understand that failure can only lead to success if you're able to learn from mistakes.  That is generally what anyone really cares about most in a hired employee.
    If you can't address that issue, then are you prepared to never find your life's true purpose?
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    wmehar2 got a reaction from jannahismygoal in Purpose of Life   
    When you stop looking, you'll find it.   Knowing and understanding your life purpose is not something that can be done by thinking about it. It's done by doing and feeling.
    Maybe you will never know, and not knowing your life's purpose is okay.  God has a plan, but doesn't mean we need to know what it is or why it is.
    Some people find their life's purpose in things they've never tried or exposed to before and they stop what they're doing and shift their focus and attention towards it.
    There's also an element of what YOU WANT, and then there's WHAT SOMEONE ELSE WANTS.  Where do you sway?
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    wmehar2 got a reaction from Hassan- in Purpose of Life   
    Well, in my opinion the reason you're not finding your purpose is because of a crippling fear of failure for whatever reasons that spawned them.  They need to be dealt with, confronted or perhaps seeking out someone such as a therapist may assist you.
    You're severely handicapped by that fear.
    I gotta say, I've had a fear of the public, interacting with others outside my comfort zone since I was a child though, it wasn't due to a fear of proving to be less capable much less some kind of social anxiety - this was handled by plunging head first into what I was afraid of to get exposure and to understand that failure can only lead to success if you're able to learn from mistakes.  That is generally what anyone really cares about most in a hired employee.
    If you can't address that issue, then are you prepared to never find your life's true purpose?
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    wmehar2 got a reaction from notme in Purpose of Life   
    Well, in my opinion the reason you're not finding your purpose is because of a crippling fear of failure for whatever reasons that spawned them.  They need to be dealt with, confronted or perhaps seeking out someone such as a therapist may assist you.
    You're severely handicapped by that fear.
    I gotta say, I've had a fear of the public, interacting with others outside my comfort zone since I was a child though, it wasn't due to a fear of proving to be less capable much less some kind of social anxiety - this was handled by plunging head first into what I was afraid of to get exposure and to understand that failure can only lead to success if you're able to learn from mistakes.  That is generally what anyone really cares about most in a hired employee.
    If you can't address that issue, then are you prepared to never find your life's true purpose?
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    wmehar2 got a reaction from Hameedeh in Purpose of Life   
    When you stop looking, you'll find it.   Knowing and understanding your life purpose is not something that can be done by thinking about it. It's done by doing and feeling.
    Maybe you will never know, and not knowing your life's purpose is okay.  God has a plan, but doesn't mean we need to know what it is or why it is.
    Some people find their life's purpose in things they've never tried or exposed to before and they stop what they're doing and shift their focus and attention towards it.
    There's also an element of what YOU WANT, and then there's WHAT SOMEONE ELSE WANTS.  Where do you sway?
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    wmehar2 reacted to Gaius I. Caesar in Hamza Yusuf and Black Lives Matter   
    No, not really but you should have mentioned that earlier in your comment to prevent people like me from misunderstanding you. 
    It's common sense. 
    If we want a decent life in the West, we must speak up and not let liberals or conservatives use us or oppress us. Does that make sense to you?  You understand where I'm coming from with this? 
    All it takes for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing, brother. 
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    wmehar2 got a reaction from Ali al-Abdullah in Logical Reasoning   
    Chapter (51) sūrat l-dhāriyāt (The Wind that Scatter)

    Sahih International: And the heaven We constructed with strength, and indeed, We are [its] expander.
    Pickthall: We have built the heaven with might, and We it is Who make the vast extent (thereof).
    Yusuf Ali: With power and skill did We construct the Firmament: for it is We Who create the vastness of pace.
    Shakir: And the heaven, We raised it high with power, and most surely We are the makers of things ample.
    Muhammad Sarwar: We have made the heavens with Our own hands and We expanded it.
    Mohsin Khan: With power did We construct the heaven. Verily, We are Able to extend the vastness of space thereof.
    Arberry: And heaven -- We built it with might, and We extend it wide.
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    wmehar2 got a reaction from guest10716 in Grading Hadiths: An Introduction   
    How am I to know (or anyone else for the matter) after the 12 Imams, some over zealous person embellished the narrations from these chains.   Only fallible, erring man could preserve the hadith's/records following their death's.  How do we know they've been left un-tampered or unaltered?  The Safaviyya powers most definitely didn't follow a strict/islamic guideline in establishing their power and quite indeed did take liberties with regarding to "honing" literature and other historical articles to fit certain narratives.
    Also, your title is captioned "Grading Hadiths:.."  It seems one-sided (perhaps out of unknowing) explained Shia' methodology of grading while completely leaving out Sunni's methodology in grading/classifying hadiths.   Though there are many questionable individuals in Sunni narrations, even Sunni scholars don't take all of their words and narrations to be transmitted accurately nor truthful. 
    Sunni hadiths have a grading system based on cross references to check for consistency and etc., and validation along with position, authority, timing, etc.  However though still containing many faults.  Unfortunately I see many similar faults in Shia Hadith, though one example I can provide will be in a lengthy response to another thread I'm getting ready to reply to soon.
    I didn't provide a summation as descriptive as yours, but your Sunni description of Hadith grading methodology is extremely lacking.
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    wmehar2 got a reaction from Gaius I. Caesar in A Guide to Sunni Trends   
    We have this incessant need as humans to bucket each other.  The LBGT community can't even stop generating new labels for themselves when they're whole purpose of the movement was to shatter them and be seen as normal.
    Humankind has over saturated the labels / divisions market and needs to consolidate into one.  
    If human kind can't,  the muslims need to demonstrate that their religion and message allows that capacity to overcome above what the other faiths couldnt.  To the extent we emphasize that we include them as believers equivalent to us (talking Abrahamic faiths)/monotheistic faiths.
     
    Simplify and stop complicating.  I agree with you.
     
    I'd like to add that,  we should all be ready to die and protect each other, not kill, or dismiss. But maybe I live in lala land.
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    wmehar2 got a reaction from Gaius I. Caesar in A Guide to Sunni Trends   
    "....who to work with and who to avoid."
    In what manner specifically,  did you mean by this statement?
    Though I commend you on your detailed summarizations of common dimension muslims, the purpose for which its done should be clear.
    I'm a naive stubborn fool who will clash words and debates with those most probably wouldn't waste their time...., but I hope you realize that not many muslims dont wear this identification class you identified on their sleeves , nor are  many  of these muslims hard rooted in them.  How many of us muslims left salafism, sunnism, etc.? 
    Many people don't even know what they are.
    Given that, are they really people to avoid ?
     
     
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    wmehar2 got a reaction from reisiger in A Guide to Sunni Trends   
    We have this incessant need as humans to bucket each other.  The LBGT community can't even stop generating new labels for themselves when they're whole purpose of the movement was to shatter them and be seen as normal.
    Humankind has over saturated the labels / divisions market and needs to consolidate into one.  
    If human kind can't,  the muslims need to demonstrate that their religion and message allows that capacity to overcome above what the other faiths couldnt.  To the extent we emphasize that we include them as believers equivalent to us (talking Abrahamic faiths)/monotheistic faiths.
     
    Simplify and stop complicating.  I agree with you.
     
    I'd like to add that,  we should all be ready to die and protect each other, not kill, or dismiss. But maybe I live in lala land.
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    wmehar2 reacted to reisiger in A Guide to Sunni Trends   
    What's with the labeling fixation with humans in general? Why can't we just be Muslims and leave it at that?
    With respect to (and for) the Zaydis, I would say that in my limited knowledge, their fiqh is Hanafi (not a problem at all), and they do not believe in the infallibility of the Imams of Ahlul Bayt (AS); they also do not follow Imam Baqir (AS) or Imam Sadiq (AS).  Whereas the Isma'ilis do, and they also follow the same Ja'fari school of fiqh (broadly) as Ithna Ashari do.
    At the end of the day, anyone who affirms the Shahada and believes that Muhammad (SAWAS) is the final Prophet and messenger is my brother or sister.  Let Allah (SWT) do the judging on the things in which we differed.
    And I say this with the absolute highest respect and esteem for everyone in this conversation.  I love you all for Allah's sake.
    R
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    wmehar2 got a reaction from sidnaq in A Guide to Sunni Trends   
    They categorized me, and Farhan.   I was told I wasn't Sunni by them.  Just as some shia say the Zaidis are not shia.  
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    wmehar2 reacted to guest050817 in A Guide to Sunni Trends   
    The importance of what brother Q'aim has posted can not be understated. This kind of research in understanding trends and divisions sunni's may not be cognizant of. To think of sunni's as one homogenous society with only minor fiqh differences is grossly incorrect.
    The above article needs more exposure than a shia-chat blog itself.
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    wmehar2 got a reaction from Shaff in Logical Reasoning   
    Chapter (51) sūrat l-dhāriyāt (The Wind that Scatter)

    Sahih International: And the heaven We constructed with strength, and indeed, We are [its] expander.
    Pickthall: We have built the heaven with might, and We it is Who make the vast extent (thereof).
    Yusuf Ali: With power and skill did We construct the Firmament: for it is We Who create the vastness of pace.
    Shakir: And the heaven, We raised it high with power, and most surely We are the makers of things ample.
    Muhammad Sarwar: We have made the heavens with Our own hands and We expanded it.
    Mohsin Khan: With power did We construct the heaven. Verily, We are Able to extend the vastness of space thereof.
    Arberry: And heaven -- We built it with might, and We extend it wide.
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    wmehar2 reacted to guest050817 in Logical Reasoning   
    Just to point out, Arberry is a non-muslim translator, yet agree's with the word for word literal translation of Allah azwj continuing to expand the universe.
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    wmehar2 got a reaction from guest050817 in Logical Reasoning   
    Chapter (51) sūrat l-dhāriyāt (The Wind that Scatter)

    Sahih International: And the heaven We constructed with strength, and indeed, We are [its] expander.
    Pickthall: We have built the heaven with might, and We it is Who make the vast extent (thereof).
    Yusuf Ali: With power and skill did We construct the Firmament: for it is We Who create the vastness of pace.
    Shakir: And the heaven, We raised it high with power, and most surely We are the makers of things ample.
    Muhammad Sarwar: We have made the heavens with Our own hands and We expanded it.
    Mohsin Khan: With power did We construct the heaven. Verily, We are Able to extend the vastness of space thereof.
    Arberry: And heaven -- We built it with might, and We extend it wide.
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    wmehar2 got a reaction from Gaius I. Caesar in Logical Reasoning   
    Chapter (51) sūrat l-dhāriyāt (The Wind that Scatter)

    Sahih International: And the heaven We constructed with strength, and indeed, We are [its] expander.
    Pickthall: We have built the heaven with might, and We it is Who make the vast extent (thereof).
    Yusuf Ali: With power and skill did We construct the Firmament: for it is We Who create the vastness of pace.
    Shakir: And the heaven, We raised it high with power, and most surely We are the makers of things ample.
    Muhammad Sarwar: We have made the heavens with Our own hands and We expanded it.
    Mohsin Khan: With power did We construct the heaven. Verily, We are Able to extend the vastness of space thereof.
    Arberry: And heaven -- We built it with might, and We extend it wide.
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    wmehar2 reacted to Mansur Bakhtiari in Logical Reasoning   
    If scientist arguments against the Creator are that there is proof that the universe is accelerating, yet the Creator mentions this clearly enough in the Quran, should we put so much trust in their findings? 
    [Quran 51.47] And the heaven, We built it with craftsmanship and We are still expanding.
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    wmehar2 got a reaction from Naqvione10 in A Guide to Sunni Trends   
    "....who to work with and who to avoid."
    In what manner specifically,  did you mean by this statement?
    Though I commend you on your detailed summarizations of common dimension muslims, the purpose for which its done should be clear.
    I'm a naive stubborn fool who will clash words and debates with those most probably wouldn't waste their time...., but I hope you realize that not many muslims dont wear this identification class you identified on their sleeves , nor are  many  of these muslims hard rooted in them.  How many of us muslims left salafism, sunnism, etc.? 
    Many people don't even know what they are.
    Given that, are they really people to avoid ?
     
     
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