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  1. "Dawa in the day, dua in the night" - Sh. Yusuf Estes Beautiful saying! This video reminds me of this passage in the Quran: [His father] said, "Have you no desire for my gods, O Abraham? If you do not desist, I will surely stone you, so avoid me a prolonged time." [Abraham] said, "Peace will be upon you. I will ask forgiveness for you of my Lord. Indeed, He is ever gracious to me." (Quran 19:46-47)
  2. Peace be upon you, To me, calling a religion, Abrahamic, doesn't validate it. Druze is also an Abrahamic faith and I would have added it to my list if I knew about their views on Satan. It is unfortunate that you and a handful of other members promote a dichotomy whereby if one disagrees with a religion, he or she must vehemently oppose it in every way possible. For example, I was admonished by a member that instead of "Baha'i Faith", I should call it, "Baha'i False Faith" just so everyone would know that it is false. What is also equally childish is that to use the term, "Baha'i Faith", instead of "Bahaism", would raise eyebrows among Muslims. I can't imagine a Christian having to use the term, "Muhammadanism", instead of "Islam", just so his or her co-religionists wouldn't raise suspicions. In short, disagreeing with a faith doesn't mean I should stand idle if members of my own faith were to spread misconceptions about it. Think about how angry you would become when Sunnis call us, turbah-worshippers, or accuse us of ascribing divinity to our Imams. Wouldn't you want other Sunnis to call out their nonsense? Or do you expect them to stand idle out of fear of being associated with Shias? It's all childish, I tell you, and as followers of Ahlulbayt, we should have the best of akhlaq. P.S. If you really want to see my topic against the Baha'i Faith, go find it. It shouldn't be that hard, especially with your outstanding searching skills.
  3. It is our belief that there are five spirits in the prophets, and Imams: The Holy Spirit, The Spirit of Faith, The Spirit of Strength, The Spirit of Desire, and The Spirit of Animation (or Life); And the believers have four spirits: The Spirit of Faith, The Spirit of Strength, The Spirit of Desire, and The Spirit of Life; And the unbelievers and animals have three spirits. The Spirit of Strength, the Spirit of Desire, and The Spirit of Life. (Shaykh as-Saduq) Thank you, @S.M.H.A., for this quote. It reminds me of this prophecy in the Injil... But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. (John 14:26) Since Muhammad (peace be upon him) is a prophet, he is the embodiment of the Holy Spirit and therefore, in my opinion, fulfills this prophecy as the paraklētos (aka, Comforter, Helper, Advocate, Paraclete).
  4. From what I understand, everyone has a moral compass (fitra) and using it, one can acquire an understanding of the natural law which includes the prohibition of murder, theft, rape, etc. Revelation or in other words, the divine law, shouldn't contradict the natural law but build on it. So if one's Muslim scholar permitted the beating of one's wife if she disobeyed the third time, I would imagine that one's moral compass would object. So, in my opinion, some Muslims have unfortunately abandoned their moral reasoning for the decrees of their religious scholars who take advantage of them for their political goals. They have taken their scholars and monks as lords besides Allah (Quran 9:31) For example, last month, twin brothers stabbed their own mother to death. (Press TV) How do you not know not to do that?
  5. Salaam, I've recently downloaded tafsir al-Tustari and before I delve into this 500-page book, I'm wondering if you have any thoughts about it.
  6. @Badi19, I would share my Reddit account but it's extremely personal and no, it doesn't contain my first name. I already post a thread on why I reject the Baha'i Faith and professed to be a Twelver. If that doesn't convince you, then it's a lost cause. I know that my sympathy for Baha'is raises eyebrows in the Shia community but so does my sympathy for Atheists and other disbelievers who face hardships in an Islamic state. I was equally if not more upset when Hamza Kashgari was deported back to Saudi Arabia to face a possible execution after tweeting about shaking Muhammad (peace be upon him)'s hand as an equal. Anyways, I'll let you have the final say because insha'Allah, I'm marrying a Shia woman soon and if you guys stay in your best behavior, I might invite you lol. With love, Ali.
  7. Assuming that you're referring to Zoroastrians, these folks are not fire-worshippers and this is a common misconception because they consider fire as their qiblah.
  8. @Sen McGlinn, take it from me and don't even bother replying to certain individuals on ShiaChat who like nothing more than to spew hatred.
  9. I can tell you for certain that not all Muslims share these sentiments. For one thing, it is hypocritical of us to enjoy freedom of religion in non-Muslim countries and justify depriving it from non-Muslims in Muslim countries.
  10. As for non-Abrahamic faiths, Zoroastrianism: Satan is an uncreated spirit who created evil. Zoroastrians maintain their monotheism by teaching that divinity necessitates the following four qualities: omniscience, omnipotence, goodness, and mercifulness. Yazidis: Satan is known as the Peacock Angel. Yazidis believe in the same story of Satan in the Quran except that Satan was created first by God's light and when he refused to bow to Adam, God praised him and appointed him the chief of angels and deputy of earth. This is why Yazidis have been known of being devil-worshippers. If somebody knows about Druze, please add their perspective of Satan. Thanks.
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    Pokemon Go

    Speaking of Pokémon Go, Saudi Arabian authorities issued a "fatwa against Pokémon cards and games" because it promotes "Zionism and gambling". Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah Al-Sheikh said, "Most of the (Pokémon) cards figure six-pointed stars, a symbol of international Zionism and the state of Israel" and "crosses, sacred for Christians, triangles significant for Freemasons and symbols of Japan's Shintoism". (ABC News) Sheikh Hai Al-Hai, a cleric at a Sabah Al-Salem mosque, argued, “This game has made people spy on each other. It takes photos of private places, houses and worship places, and this makes us believe that the game could be a tool by some terrorist organizations to know more about these locations with videos, photos and even addresses". (Kuwait Times)
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    Profile Pics

    What the #@!&! has this thread come to?
  13. Lust is like a fire that will only intensify with these thoughts and extinguish with the act of intercourse. Therefore, more importantly, why would a man want to suffer himself with having to deal with a bigger flame thanks to these idle fancies?
  14. @Shia Islamic Studies Abrahamic religions are characterized by "emphasizing and tracing their common origin to the tribal patriarch Abraham or recognizing a spiritual tradition identified with him" [1] and therefore, the Baha'i Faith is included in the list.
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    Rant #2

    And why not just provide a link instead of copying and pasting the entire page?
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