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  1. I've never tried to use transfer paper. I want to give it a shot, so I think I'll order some here Transferring designs would make the work 100x easier and allow me to reproduce pieces quickly and easily as well as allow me to do more complex designs than I do now. btw, I thought I was writing the Hujjat-Allah al-Mahdi (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). I didn't end up writing something offensive, did I ?
  2. I have no way to trace it. This is going on wood, so it has to be written freehand based on the tools I have at my disposal. I am not begging, but if you wanted to send me some tracing vellum (my stores do not have any & I do not know exactly what I am looking for), I would ship you a much better piece in return as a thank you for being a patron...j/k (or am I? haha) Usually I make the calligraphy much bolder, but as this was a particularly small piece and a practice one at that, I wanted to see what results I'd get using the conical stylus tip to simply trace over the calligraphy (my actual calligraphy tip was lost by a child I used to live with, oh well). the only problem therein, is filling in all of the "blank space" between the lettering without distorting the calligraphy. I'm looking at the finished piece right now, and I've noticed that the paint I used (a sort of sky blue) didn't fully take around the center, which is where I was encountering a lot of knot and fluid that made the smaller parts rather difficult. To be honest with you, I'm not terribly happy with how this one came out, so when I go to make another one, I'm going to select the next plaque size up and do the letters bold the way I had been doing them, it looks cleaner, more profound, and much more professional that way. But this will serve my personal decorative purposes in my bedroom. Oh well, can't win 'em all.
  3. I am no fan of Paul, so I have long suspected that Paul was the one who corrupted Christianity by faking a "conversion experience" on the road to Damascus, Syria for the purposes of neutering the revelation of Jesus (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) I was taught this as well, even as a Catholic; but I never thought that it even remotely made sense. 1. God (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) cannot be a man, man cannot be a god by the very definition of the two terms 2. Jesus (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) is either 100% God or 100% man (my money is on 100% man) 3. You cannot be 100% one thing and also be any percentage of something else. ex: If I am 100% Ukrainian (American), I cannot also be even 1% Romanian, let alone 100% Romanian at the same time as being 100% Ukrainian (American). The logic isn't there, and I always wrestled with that idea when I was a Christian.
  4. Psalm 82:6 says "You are gods; you are all SONS of the most high" I feel like the men who compiled & canonized the bible meant this in terms of "You are GOD'S" due to the "sons" that follows. Of course, I also believe that this was later changed to fall in line with Christian dogmas regarding Jesus (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) as the "Son Of God©", which the Quran very clearly states that Jesus emphatically denied being (I just read it the other night, I just can't remember which surah)
  5. preparing to burn this in. I'm trying to build up a significant amount of pieces to offer for sale, so I can support myself.
  6. Wait a sec-- Saddam didn't have any WMD when President Georgie coWboy decided to invade Iraq as a "response" for 9/11 (that the American CIA had been setting up since funding the "Afghan Mujahedeen" in the 80s). I came to a very serious realization about 9/11 & the logic behind it yesterday: Islam didn't do it. The CIA did it with the help of Saudi & Israeli operators, then blamed Islam for it. Why? Because Islam literally has the power to peacefully liberate the planet from the wicked hegemony of America's 0.001%... you know, the same people who demand that we work ourselves to death while at the same time, telling us that we don't deserve health care. It all makes perfect sense, perhaps I will sketch out my detailed "likely version of events" for you sometime soon in a separate thread, but the long and short of it is this: -Kissinger needs Middle East unstable and in chaos for his version of a US-led global order -Reagan first fake president established as figurehead -Hafez al-Assad sees this and creates the "poor man's atomic bomb", succeeds in pushing US out of Syria and ME (for a time) -Technocrats who had studied under Leo Strauss (neocons) developed plan to confront soviets while making a whole lot of money and consolidating their power -Soviets collapse, no one in America or Western Europe saw this coming... America has no "enemy" left -Economy is dependent on war to destroy surplus supply, creating demand and powering economy -Neocons begin to formulate plan with CIA, Saud, and Israel for "a new pearl harbor" -Stooge president is elected who will not think to question the narrative -foreign born CIA assets take down twin towers in covert operation, leave trail of breadcrumbs to blame Islam -US govt's owners now have excuse they need to invade Iraq and depose Saddam Hussein, further destabilizing middle east -The dominoes fall across the Muslim world, Iran remains defiant & allies with Russia, Syria manages to hold on despite Obama covertly funding ISIS (the Un-Islamic state)... hence why "RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA" and "IRAN IRAN IRAN" in US (propaganda) Media system -Saud and Israel do the bidding of US in the region, with Saud taking great pains at times to appear as "oppositional" to both US and Israel, pushes sick, twisted Salafism calling itself "Islam", make the West afraid of Islam so as to keep the Western proles unenlightened to the real nature of life, thus allowing America & the West's war/usury economic system to continue to pretend to flourish, usually crashing every decade or so as life gets more depressing, more meaningless, and overall worse for the average American prole. It's more complex than that, but that's the long and short of it as I gather based on research I have done.
  7. That's not even 1% of the US population, IF ALL of those deaths directly resulted from C19... which is becoming more and more evident by the day that C19 "deaths" are only being reported as such so that hospitals get money from the U.S. CDC and to try and make President Trump look incompetent and "evil", considering that former President Obama is likely going to be in an incredibly large amount of trouble for his FISA abuses against American citizens (They ought to prosecute Obama for war crimes, but that will of course, never happen unless Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) wills it). I'm not following C19 all that closely, my cousin's roommate had been quite sick for a while so they took him to get tested and the hospital wouldn't run the test. This is in or around Boston, MA... so I don't understand whether they simply don't have the tests or whether there is a political or other more nefarious motive in refusing to test him for C19. Last report was that the roommate's symptoms are improving and he is feeling better, but I'll check with my cousin today and see what the latest update is.
  8. I watched it alone, but I'm going to have her watch it with me eventually because I'm praying that her, my sister & her fiancee will notice a change in me for the better & start researching Islam themselves.
  9. Been there before brother. One day I made an enchilada casserole based off of how I thought you made enchiladas. It was pretty good and we have it regularly now. Once you decide to jump in the deep end and give cooking a shot, you sort of develop a hobbyist enjoyment of it but then also just want to cook one big meal once or twice a week and eat off of that so that you don't have to cook every night.
  10. One could say that it "rocks" as a meal; but luckily is not made from the Gorgons. If I can find the recipe, I'll share it. I think my mom has it hidden somewhere (supplicate that she will come to Islam along with my sister and her fiancee if you will).
  11. Yesterday, my mom made this pasta with a Gorgonzola sauce & put red pepper flakes in it. This was so delicious that I ate two bowls (it's just us two) and then felt a little misty eyed when I realized that there was only one serving left. Then, I ate some cheesecake that she made, watched a great movie about the life of The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and went to bed. Now, I am drinking some iced coffee with french vanilla creamer (this is my usual breakfast). In a short while, I will slam a protein shake and begin my (excuse for a ) workout.
  12. Doubts are healthy. It's OK to doubt provided that through your doubt, you seek knowledge, wrestle with faith, and come out of it more resolute and with a stronger faith. Believe it or not and I'm sure that I'm preaching to the choir here, but Islam (specifically Shia Islam) is a much, much more well thought out & logical spiritual path than either Judaism or Christianity (and not hating, but don't even get me started on the absurdities of Hinduism & Neopaganism).
  13. I've done a lot of digging and for some reason, I'm seeing a whole bunch of different information on ablution & prayer: what is obligatory, what is recommended, what is discouraged, etc. Sometimes these differ wildly from one another and that gets confusing rather quickly.

    I learned a specific way already and have memorized it rather well, but sources are instructing me to say different things, take different postures, perform wudu/ghusl in different ways. Does anyone have information on *the* correct way for the Shia to make their five daily prayers without all of the optional vocabulary and recitations? Just something basic for a new revert so he can know for sure that his prayers are being accepted? Even the information on Al-Islam gets confusing and can appear contradictory at times to a new revert.

    Thank you in advance and of course, Eid Mubarak to all!

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    2. GD41586


       See, I had read initially that I was supposed to fold my arms, say "amin" after Surah al-Fatiha, say "allahuma ghfirlee" x2 after the first sujud, never read anything about Qunut after the first rakat, and that the tasbih of Lady Fatima (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) was optional (I obtained misbaha because I used to say the rosary every night and I wanted to continue in the style of that tradition with the beads).

      Thank you for clearing this up for me. Much appreciated.

    3. Diaz


      Sunni people fold their arms and says Amin after Fatiha, not Shi’as. You’re welcome, if you need anything else feel free to message me. 

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      There's this for getting the pronunciation down, they romanized the Arabic

      I also used this to make my pronunciation better.


      The differences in Shia prayer are because you can say extra/different things if you know you can and want to. And on the other side, you'd be surprised at what technically counts as a valid prayer but just barely has the necessary ingredients to squeak by. The differences are people playing with wajib and mustahab, I could skip qunut then while prostrating say something something extra that I didn't have to

  14. Just so everyone is aware:

    I'm fine, and nothing against SC at all; I've just decided to spend more of my online time trying to educate myself on Al-Islam.org so thus, I don't have a whole lot of time to be posting right now (perfecting my practice of submission is more important).

    I still love y'all though. Oh, and Eid Mubarak to you and your families :)

  15. My cat did a twirl and went "broooo!" while waiting for her morning food. That usually makes me laugh & it did again today.
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