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In the Name of God بسم الله


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  1. I can understand where you are coming from sister. I stopped wearing the hijab because all these ways it is used to subjugate women bothered me as well and to tell you the truth, I wouldn't ever have worn it again after that. However, now that I have, I don't want to take it off as I consider it a part of my identity. You should know that no one has the right to make you feel like you are a sexual object for men just because you choose to wear the hijab. It is not the fault of the hijab, the fault lies with the people who are making you feel that way. I'm sure if looked for a better hijab
  2. I'm glad to hear that you were able to reach out to your grandmother for help and support. Make this a habit, anytime you fear violence find someone you can reach out to who can help you stay physically safe from the abuse. But from your post, it seems like it is a temporary situation so start figuring out from now on what your next safety stop is going to be whether again with your grandmother or with another trustworthy relative, you need to start planning for your safety. Ask your grandmother if it would be OK for you to come again if there is a recurrence of abuse from your dad. Can I
  3. One thing about topics relating to preparing for the arrival of the Imam is that they either end up in everyone playing the blame game or giving everyone the notion that there is some special life-altering preparation that we must engage in, in order to prepare for his arrival. I don't agree with either, I think each shia, wherever in the world he/she is, whatever his/her political/religious leanings, whatever his/her ethnic/cultural background needs to do, is live their life with the best spiritual insight into his/her own affairs. And I don't mean the complete some unattainable spiritual out
  4. QiiQii

    Insomnia Club

    I've been struggling with insomnia for a few years now but I think my symptoms have more to do with my PTSD and trauma history than anything else. Some nights are better than others but when I do wake up, it is usually because of a mid-sleep panic attack which keeps me awake for a few hours at least after I have gotten up until my mind decides it is OK to let the melatonin flow again. I have also tried several methods to try and relax: milk, vitamin B complex pills, drinking tea, listening to meditative music, latmiyyas, scrolling my FB feed but it is difficult to force my mind to let go
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    Last Meal

    Personally, I don't want to have eaten anything before my death. I hope I am on an empty stomach at that time.
  6. I am waiting for the day they will have make-up which is wudhu-compatible.
  7. There is a difference between clothes that are tight and clothes that fit you in a way that reveals the shape of your body. Personally, I do wear fitted clothes from time to time because I like to look good and sometimes I have wardrobe malfunctions or gain in weight that leaves me wearing clothes that fit tightly over my body. Tight clothes are uncomfortable to wear even for those that like to flaunt their shapes. Sometimes I think people don't have a sense of what is considered appropriate dress or what they should be wearing in order to look good/beautiful/pretty. Sometimes I think people a
  8. Wa Alaikum As Salam, Ziyarat e Waritha is usually considered the shorter version of ziyarat e Ashura but it is still recommended to offer a two rakaat prayer afterwards for the Imam. Also, there are different ways people recite the Salam and the curses on the enemies mentioned in ziyarat e Ashura. You can choose to recite them once with the intention that it is delivered 100 times or you can recite them 10 times with the same intention if you think that you would not be able to recite them 100 times. Some people also prefer to offer the prayers before they recite the ziyarah and some of
  9. I would suggest doing Astaghfar for what you've done and be careful not to do it again.
  10. Yea, I've done that too. I'm trying to become better at it though.
  11. Magic is real. Shias do believe that magic exists and we are forbidden from engaging in it. We do not believe that the Prophet PBUH was under the influence of magic because Allah SWT created him pure as is evident from the Ayah al-Tathir. The following is a link of how the practice of magic started amongst people. It was sent down by two angels named Harut and Marut at the time of Prophet Solomon ASWS who are mentioned in the Quran. https://www.al-islam.org/hayat-al-qulub-vol-1-allamah-muhammad-baqir-al-majlisi/account-harut-and-marut
  12. I thought Yahya was John the Baptist in Christianity. I could be worng...
  13. Allah SWT has been extremely benevolent towards me. He has always taken care of every single need that I have had. He has clothed me, protected me, nourished me, guided me, consoled me, raised me up alive and looked after my well-being. I attribute my continued existence to His mercy. He has taught me life and shown me clear signs of His magnificence, about endless possibilities in obedience to Him. He has taught me right from wrong, watched over me when I needed looking after and fulfilled all His promises to me. I'm comforted to know that He will be whom I will return to on the day of judgem
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