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    ema got a reaction from Gaius I. Caesar in Method, standard, Criteria, determinants of Haram   
    It seems a trend for many Muslims to easily labeling as haram on almost anything such as music, sports, driving, riding bicycles, movies, TV, INTERNET including youtube, etc. thus unnecessarily harming health, work and educational opportunities for many, especially for women.
    Such trend would be a catalyst for attacks on Islamic system as a whole from inside and out if left ignored. 
    In going over how things are ruled as haram(prohibited), let us start with Quran as a source.
    Ayat can be muHkam or mutashabih.
    The muHkam /clear verse which can be ‘aam / general, khaas / specific, (amr and nahy)/(imperative and prohibitive), or mushtarak / collective. مشترك
    Amr(imperative) can be Fard (obligatory by clear textual dalil evidence) wajib(necessary by probable evidence), manduub(recommended), or mubaah(permissible/indifferent).
    Nahy can be haram or makruh(disliked).
    So haram ruling is derived from nahy type of MuHkam verse which is absolutely clear by its own.
    Thus, Quranic source of haram, makruh, mubaah, manduub, wajib or fard ruling is from muHkam verses.
    Since some of us are subjected to such rulings with real consequences with accompanying execution power of rewards or punishments by rulers, we all must understand the mechanism of the rulings.
    If the source of such ruling is only from hadith with vague wording with outdated situation, such as allowed traveling distance for women; is it OK to apply the lower standard in deriving hukum than from Quran?
    Please help me here by correcting me in any part, offering your knowledge in this area of Islamic jurisprudence.
    Thank you in advance.
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    ema reacted to Shkf.ma in Music and Why It's Haram *please read   
    Salam 
    Your topic is very general. And music is wide. In my opinion some are Haram and some are not Haram. 
    Diagnosis Haram music and others depends on the person. 
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    ema got a reaction from hasanhh in Music and Why It's Haram *please read   
    Some people reported here that they are afraid of losing faith by listening to music. 
    What kind of weak faith they got? 
    It is important to review and assess why they got such shaky weak faith to begin with.
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    ema got a reaction from hasanhh in Music and Why It's Haram *please read   
    Being majority is not any proof of fact or truth by itself. If majority is always right, then Sunni would be the right one from that logic.
    Understandings or beliefs by the majority change over time. 
    So it is individual choice to follow understanding of the majority, or the most powerful of time, or his own reasoning.
    I personally understand "Idle talks" as fighting words and gossiping other people's business.
    If you put all music under "idle talks" category but not including movies, animations, novels, cartoons, comedies and chatting, you are not making sense.
    Maybe he (if he was heard correctly what he meant) referred to the music of that time that he happened to heard ?
    It is hard to assess the circumstances surrounding the Imam's word saying about music. 
    Did he or any imams ever said that understandings derived from his words or majority of certain selected group's view must be forced on people?
    It is important to respect other people's right to decide on his own, when not found in MuHkam verse.
     
     
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    ema got a reaction from ManofIslam in [MATURE] Sexual Etiquette   
    It is important to know for any women/girls before marriage if fiance is not affected by pervert-like ideas given by bad friends, internet, or other influences that might harm her health.
    What if he was a serial muta doer who is very unhealthy physically and psychologically? It is essential to make sure he has clean mind and body. Ideally, it is good to have professionally prepared questionnaire for him to answer under oath. Then professionally analyzed. There are many dangerous activities out there that can kill us.
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    ema got a reaction from Islandsandmirrors in Music and Why It's Haram *please read   
    Could you tell me proofs of that Music is haram according to Quran or hadith, exactly? As matter of fact, Music and Dance are proven to prevent dementia and improve memory according to researches.
    http://neuro.hms.harvard.edu/harvard-mahoney-neuroscience-institute/brain-newsletter/and-brain-series/dancing-and-brain
    Whenever certain understandings from hadith or Quran harm our health or mind, I would like to examine and analyze where such teaching came from.
    There is music therapy for autistic children. Music encourages many people going through difficult times. Dancing is good for health and mind. There are bad kind of music and dance but that should not be the reason to ban all of them. There are bad sites on internet, that means internet should be banned altogether?
    Extremism will always backfire.
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    ema got a reaction from Al Hadi in homosexual or bisexual   
    Actually, exposure to certain hormone -like chemicals during fetal stage can make someone to be homosexual according to pharmacological slip that comes inside box from manufacture for reproductive medicine drugs.
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    ema got a reaction from Who_Am_I in How to Attain Great Enlightment?   
    This is what I have gathered from readings how to attain enlightenment.
    Tasawwuf is necessary to cleansing the heart, originally called Tazkiyyat an-Nafs in the Qur'an. That involves Austerity (Zuhd),  Purification (Tazkiyyah) and Perfection of Character (Ihsan). The terms Zuhd, Tazkiyyat and Ihsan were the terms used in the time of the Prophet (s).
    So, with purified nafs, mystic methods are used to experience spiritual layers of consciousness beyond normal senses, perception, rational mind but to the deepest- conscious- cognitive function. 
    According to the people who went through such state, most surface part is nafs ammarah (12:53), then once that is disappeared by the continuing zikr, you go through nafs lawwamah (75:2), then nafs mutma'innah / qalb (89:27-30), then ruH. Some Sufi says there is even deeper part called sirr, or ghaib al ghuyub. And while going through, it is said to have visions for each stage. Our normal perception of reality is only surface, partial reality, and by removing noise and distractions of surface consciousness, we go deeper into our existence.
    Then there is zero point of consciousness that Sufi calls this point as fana al fana. As for zero point of existence, Sufi calls it Haqq. Suhrawardi called this as Nur al anwar, and ibn Arabi called it Wujud that is ghaib.
    Going to and coming back to the awareness is called su'ud and nuzul. If you are interested, please read about the area of 'aalam al mithal.
    Once you reach fanaa and then baqaa, that is the ultimate enlightenment.
    I am not ready for that extent of enlightenment yet.
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    ema got a reaction from JasmineAila in Am I able to do Mutah with her?   
    Since you are her employer, there is clear power imbalance.
    She is in a difficult situation to say no to your mutah advances.
    Taking advantage of your position as her employer is unethical and by many countries standard, it is a sexual harassment as you are using the financial power inequality against her vulnerability.
    When she is not employed by you, and financially independent, and willing to accept your advances... it might be different.
    We should respect other human beings and treat them fairly without taking advantage of their weak situation.
    By the way, why mutah? Is she too inferior for you to have real marriage with intention of life time? I hope your intention is not coming from racism.
     
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    ema got a reaction from Ali.Isa in How to Attain Great Enlightment?   
    Having conflicting views among hawza students is normal. Because humans are equipped with capacity of partial knowledge and understandings. People view from different perspectives with different degree of understandings. If you look at any science, theories are continuously corrected, extended,  and further broken down into details, etc through out our history.  Either case, knowledge earned by studying, ilm is necessary to distinguish whether the spiritual knowledge, marifat, we think we have received as inspiration, is just from your imagination, or misleading idea whispered by sheytaan, or truly from Allah.
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    ema reacted to notme in How often do you disagree with your parents?   
    I don't know of any hadith, but definitely it isn't allowed to obey a parent's order which is contrary to Islam. 
    Anyway, we aren't obligated to obey our parents, strictly speaking. We are obligated to love and respect them, and one aspect of love and respect is obedience, where appropriate. Even if the parents are cruel, a Muslim is not to cause them unnecessary hardship and should try to love them as much as they are able. This doesn't mean hide criminal acts, and it doesn't mean a person can't distance themselves from the cruel parent to the extent necessary in order to take care of themelves.
     
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    ema got a reaction from QiiQii in How often do you disagree with your parents?   
    There are good and bad people in this world, and even bad people become parents.
    There are many toxic parents who tells wrong things to children and show bad examples. There are selfish and abusive parents who harm or sacrifice own children for their desires. Since no parents are infallible, we can't not blindly obey our parents to follow wrong orders and destroy ourselves. I hope there are hadith or other sources in shia that provide guidance to unfortunate children of such parents.
    Does anyone have any?
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    ema reacted to Totoro in Marriages of imam Hasan (as)   
    Salam brother
    As always with hadiths, there are fabricated one and authentic ones...there is one thing for sure: "Many tried to exaggerate the issue"
    But why only exaggerating it for Imam Hassan and not others, like Imam Hosein? You may say, and I will agree with you, "There was something that could be exaggerated."
    What I think is, since Imam Hasan was the grandson of the prophet, and the son of the Caliph in that time, many proposed marriage to him but not with pure intentions...mostly with political gains in their minds...So, Imam Ali tried to somehow decrease these offers in that way.
    Another thing to consider is that Imam Hasan was killed by his wife, which means not all wives were to be trusted...and yet Imam Hasan had not divorced her! which means he didn't divorce women on a whim. 
    so, if you accept that he divorced few women, less than 10 if I remember correctly which is far lesser than what some sunni hadith claimed, and political situation had something to do with it, then the issue won't be that hard. Plus, divorcing a bad wife is not a sin, is it?
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    ema got a reaction from rkazmi33 in How to deal with Terminal Cancer   
    Terminal cancer patient is usually go under palliative care that is "a medical care that focuses on providing patients with relief from the discomfort, pain, symptoms, physical and mental distress to improve quality of life as the priority rather than cure.
    It is best to have loved ones, family and friends supporting emotionally the individual going through terminal cancer.
    I wonder if the individual going through terminal cancer should keep their faith and hope up for miracles and cure, if so, how long?
    And when should he/she accept death and prepare for it spiritually and emotionally?
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    ema got a reaction from Hameedeh in How to deal with Terminal Cancer   
    Terminal cancer patient is usually go under palliative care that is "a medical care that focuses on providing patients with relief from the discomfort, pain, symptoms, physical and mental distress to improve quality of life as the priority rather than cure.
    It is best to have loved ones, family and friends supporting emotionally the individual going through terminal cancer.
    I wonder if the individual going through terminal cancer should keep their faith and hope up for miracles and cure, if so, how long?
    And when should he/she accept death and prepare for it spiritually and emotionally?
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    ema reacted to Totoro in Strongest proof of god   
    Salam
    I noticed one point about "Unconditional Reality" (what a lovely term by the way)
    The point is, if it is not conditional, then it should always be real...or say, True. So, you can't limit it to anything...not bound to time or place...it can't change because it is meaningless for it to change! For change comes from going from one state of reality to another...but as we said, Unconditional reality is not bound to any condition, so how it goes from one situation or condition to another?
    Unconditional Reality is "The Reality Itself" or rather say "The Existence Itself" or say "The Life Itself"... conditional realities are conditional, which means they are not always REAL...they are real just in some conditions and not others...so...for example they are here in earth and not moon..they were 1000 thousands years ago and not now...they are in upper levels of existence on not bellow or vice versa...
    You can not even imagine or understand "Unconditional Reality" since we put conditions on things to understand them...at least, we bring them to our own conditions to understand them...A bottle never contains the ocean, since the bottle is only bottle according to its limits...other than that, it is just water which is the same thing in the ocean.
    So, is engery limitless? is it free of Time,Place,Level and so on? Doesn't it change? if it changes, then it is conditional...
    (I hope I made enough sense here... ^____^ )
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    ema reacted to Qasim_Husayn in Strongest proof of god   
    1. Reality consists of some things whose existence at any given time depends upon (or is contingent upon) other things. For example, the existence of a cat is dependent, at all times, upon the existence of its cells and the arrangement (form) of its cells. The existence of its cells similarly depend upon molecules and their molecular structure. The existence of the molecules likewise depend upon atoms and the structure of the atoms, and so on. Each of these cases – the cat, the cells, the molecules, etc. are examples of conditioned realities  –  whose existence is dependent on other things or conditions. [Everything up to this point has been confirmed by empirical investigation].

    2. Reality as a whole either contains a) conditioned realities only, or b) conditioned realities and at least one Unconditioned Reality (i.e. a reality whose existence depends on nothing else). Option a) is false because it entails the non-existence of all realities in reality – since conditioned realities lack the power to exist in and of themselves and must be grounded in existence by other things. (Read the full argument below for the exact details – including the infinite regress possibility). Therefore, Option b) is the necessary conclusion – there at least one unconditioned reality in all of reality.

    3. An Unconditioned Reality, being uncaused and independent in its existence, has no parts and is absolutely simple by virtue of being uncaused and not dependent upon any combination of parts or properties. It then follows that there is only one Unconditioned Reality. This is because the existence of more than one Unconditioned Reality would necessitate that each Unconditioned Reality be composed of one common property and one differential property (to distinguish it from the rest) – but this would entail each of them being composed and therefore not actually Unconditioned Reality. Therefore, there is only one Unconditioned Reality.
    4. It follows that all other realities in existence are conditioned realities whose existence depends on the Unconditioned Reality at all times. Therefore, Unconditioned Reality is the continuous Creator and Sustainer of all realities in existence. Unconditioned Reality, due to its simplicity, transcends space, time, and matter. Unconditioned Reality is also changeless and unlimited due to transcending time, space, and duality of any kind.
    5. Finally, Unconditioned Reality – as the Creator and Sustainer of all realities – is the source or ground for all of the powers or qualities found in conditioned realities – such as existence, power, life, will, knowledge, beauty, compassion etc. This Unconditioned Reality – the Creator and Sustainer of all existing things at all times – is what we call “God” or “He who is above all else”. 


    So I was wondering, that when talking about conditional realites. I always realized that it would be conditional on things that compose it. (E.g cells compose us). But what about things which aren't composed of anything furthure. For instance, energy is not composed of anything, energy is everything that exists. What is energy conditional upon. Also energy cannot be created or destroyed. So it could easily replace the eternal unconditonal reality that is constantly sustaining the comos
     
    https://ismailignosis.com/2014/03/27/he-who-is-above-all-else-the-strongest-argument-for-the-existence-of-god/
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    ema got a reaction from QiiQii in Hearing people backbiting   
    There are exceptions to backbiting prohibition.
    1. You are being oppressed, abused, or being violated of  your rights, you have right to consult with others. (4:148)
    2. For purpose of asking fatwah and explaining the situation
    3. Someone asking you information before marrying.
    There were more. But these are what I can remember at moment.
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    ema got a reaction from Hameedeh in Anyone here from Iran   
    Actually, there are 34732 people in Tehran, both male and female in Iran that hosting travelers their couch/sofa right now!
    Thanks to the link provided by Certainclarity above.
    Iran got almost everything available!
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    ema got a reaction from HopefulBeliever in The world is a prison... Your feelings?   
    This world is co-existence of Disney World and Prison, and in between; good people and bad people, joy and misery.
    We should not just dread and be depressed while we live on this earth since we are supposed to be thanking Allah for all the blessings on earth.
    This life can be like prison if we are ruled under oppressive, evil, and corrupt government as those Imams have experienced that time. And it can seem like hell if you are born under disabilities, illness, pain, extreme poverty and misfortunes.
    But no matter what, as long as we are surrounded by people with love and care, then we can stay happy and overcome those obstacles in life. If we are unfortunately not having loving people around us, then it becomes far more challenging going through life. And that happened to many good people throughout history.
    May Allah give us mercy.
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    ema reacted to Totoro in Religions and Philosophy   
    Salam
    Before answering that question bro, you should define philosophy and religion...what do you mean by them? According to some definitions, there is a discreet line between these two..but if you go by other definitions, you can fairly bring philosophy under religion.
    so...let us know what you mean, then we can have a better discussion here.
    For example, you might define philosophy as follows: "General rules of The Existence". As you can see in classic philosophy. Now if you define religion as "a complete system and guidance for life" you can say some parts of philosophy are included in religion, but many other parts help you to understand the world around you which in terms help you to understand some rules of religion better...
    Honestly speaking, it is really difficult to describe the relation between these two, since there are different schools of philosophy and different religions...and even if you have one specific religion and school of philosophy in mind, then you barely would comprehend the relation before taking deep courses of study in both of them...
    So, if you can make your question a bit more detailed, then further helps might be easier to offer.
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    ema reacted to Totoro in How to become a Shia scholar   
    Salam
    For foreign students, we have Al-Mustafa University, which is the academic version of Hawzah ( or seminary ) for foreign students. You can apply for it from your capital city. Then you should take some tests and if they find you good enough ( with due respect) they will send you to Qom ( or insist that you study some years in your own country, under their local college). 
    Anyway, if you come to Qom, you will spend 6 months (at least) in a special school called Al-Mahdi to learn Persian ( or Farsi, whichever you call it). then you will have one year of introductory studies called Tamhidiya. And then you can choose your major and begin your serious studies.
    note: lately there are many Urdu speakers in Qom, which means there won't be any lack of native teachers, if you prefer them.
    God bless you.
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    ema got a reaction from Purged in Hearing people backbiting   
    There are exceptions to backbiting prohibition.
    1. You are being oppressed, abused, or being violated of  your rights, you have right to consult with others. (4:148)
    2. For purpose of asking fatwah and explaining the situation
    3. Someone asking you information before marrying.
    There were more. But these are what I can remember at moment.
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    ema got a reaction from Dr Xick Marshall in How to become a Shia scholar   
    Why don't you go to study at hawza in Qom, Iran?
    It seems the best way.
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    ema got a reaction from Jawid Akbari in Giving Money To The Poor (Kafir) Thoughts?   
    Once you give your money to a needy, you have no control over how the money is being spent.
    It might be spent on alcohol, prostitution, supporting ISIS, gambling, or feeding drug habits.
    So, giving money blindly is not a good idea.
    If the poor became poor due to their reckless spending or addiction for shopping, then there is no need to give your hard earned money for such causes.
    If we are not careful, you will be marked as a target for them to keep asking for money.
    We should invest on our own education and personal development first, and you need to save enough for  your old age. If all your needs and your family's are met and you have secured for future, then help your grown children, siblings, parents, relatives, and valuable friends you can trust.
    This is from my real life lessons and this does not contradict with quran, I believe.
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