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  1. Shiaphobia is real. We need to acknowledge the problem and stand up for ourselves.
  2. They do believe that the Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) is protected from all types of major sins. Also, they follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) - his words and actions. I'm pretty sure we can all agree on this. However for Sunnis, It's not the same when Prophet Muhammad ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) says or does something compared to Imam Ali (عليه السلام). They consider Imam Ali (عليه السلام) to be an ordinary individual who is not even protected against major sin. However Shias believe that it makes no difference whether a hadith comes from one of the Imams (عليه السلام) or Prophet Muhammad ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)). None of the Imams (عليه السلام) can say anything that contradicts what Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) or our Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) would say as they will never make any mistake (small or major). In summary - Sunnis don't follow the Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام), the opinions of our Imams (عليه السلام) don't hold much value for them.
  3. Sunnis don't consider Imam Ali (عليه السلام) and the Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام) to be infallible. This has huge implications. They ultimately try to go back to the Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)), that's where it ends.. Shias believe that Imam 'Ali (عليه السلام) has an authority on the believers. Like we believe that Imam 'Ali (عليه السلام) would never say something which would contradict Prophet Muhammad ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)). However Sunnis believe that Imam Ali (عليه السلام) can sin just like their other sahabas. Therefore, it's absurd to think that they're trying to go back to Imam Ali (عليه السلام) given that they admit the fact that he is prone to sin.
  4. Some people only sit on their prayer mat and ask Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) for something without putting in the effort themselves. These people then blame Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) when their du'a isn't accepted. Although there are many reasons why our du'as aren't accepted, one reason could be that we're simply not being proactive. Complaining never helps.
  5. Yeah all abusers have the same characteristics. Even some of the most successful ones who own bussinesses and those who work in big companies are abusers.
  6. Great point, but we have to dwell deeper, like the real question is that why does a man know his limits when it comes to treating his mother? But has the tendency to abuse and beat his wife? I've heard of countless stories, it's a real thing that men abuse their wives. The same men who are the first to attend every majlis. My opinion is that these men genuinely respect the rights of their parents, but fail to acknowledge the rights of their wives. Society is constantly promoting the message that as men we gotta be powerful and in control. I feel many men take this the wrong way and end up abusing their position. It's not about providing for our wives out of care and genuine love. Men may be humble in their prayers and in front of everyone, but behind closed doors they're like monsters, throwing stuff around and making disgusting remarks.
  7. You can't say 'species' - this implies a 'group'. How can those group of living things, which can be distinguished from each other, create me?
  8. What do you mean conscious when you said "rain"? Do you expect it to breathe and have eyes or a brain?
  9. I know that whoever created me must have not been created by someone. This is God - the one who is limitless, perfect and absolute. This is a simple argument which many have ignored.
  10. Salam, Based on my own personal experience, I've always grown up not being able to express my pride in being a Shi'a. There is this hidden bias against Shi'as which is very apparent. The minute we open up to our Sunni friends that we're a Shi'a, we often get silenced - "we're all Muslims at the end of the day". Although this statement sounds very logical, think deep for a moment, what does "Muslim" even mean? Once these Sunnis keep saying "follow the Quran and the Sunnah". Even our own Shias tend to be apologetic the minute we bring up our differences. The fact is that we do have many differences! There's no reason to always be on the defence. We don't need to live our lives trying to ignore these differences. We gotta make sure our kids grow up appreciating their identity. Don't ever silence them by saying "we're all the same". Let's create spaces for different interpretations - that's true unity.
  11. This is not true at all except men who have no goals in life. You might be referring to men who plan to eat, sleep, work, watch netflix... those who have no vision in life. Some men are very driven and have big goals in life! Then the last thing they'd want is a wife who is incompatible and not as driven. Like if a man plans to serve Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام) his entire life then he'd prefer a wife who has a similar mindset and is as serious about this path. Emotional connection is definitely important because it increases intimacy and I'd imagine guys would want that. Only some guy who plans to do mut'ah with 50 other girls wouldn't care about emotional connection. But yeah taking care of kids is definitely important and although it is the responsibility of both parents, women have a special role in nurturing their kids. This is so important because I would want my future wife to be a role model for my kids and raise kids who'll make impact in society.
  12. Whatever you see around you is created. If you know that these things are contingent (they need something for them to exist), thenthey require a cause to come into existence. If these things require a cause then that cause can't also be contingent because then there's infinite regress - impossible. There is a cause which exists that does not require or need anything for its existence! When you've understood this, then you've just proven the existence of God who is the ultimate cause. It's nothing complicated, it's as rational as saying 2+2=4.
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