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  1. Do you believe that the religion Islam, is a perfect religion, as mentioned in Quran? And do you take the word of Quran for certain? What do you think infallibility actually is? People either become victims of their own desires or either become the victim of Satan. There certainly are persons who neither becomes the victim of there own desires nor are they misguided by the Satan. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has made obligatory on us their obedience. And has commanded us to follow their path. Should I quote the verses from Quran?
  2. In order to make human good, religion is not here just to threaten the people. Religion is here for knowing, practicing, focusing & then returning to the truth. The inability to return to the truth is what we know as damnation. So yes, one certainly beed something else instead of religion which can present to them the falsehood as good. I believe that one cannot need anything more than the truth. Truth itself suffices as there is nothing which can be understood as "more than the truth".
  3. I think I would like to hold this opinion instead of the earlier one you mentioned: The verses quoted earlier by me mentioning believers going to Jannah with their spouses & offspring. So I think anyone's death before buloogh cannot be the criteria for becoming servants in Jannah. The traits of wildaan & ghilmaan mentioned in Quran shows that they are specifically created for Jannah just like the Hoor.
  4. On a serious note, I would like to state that a relationship which has discovered its foundation i.e., المودة & الرحمة، will be there in Jannah together. Because this is what Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has provided for us here as He has said: وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُمْ مِنْ أَنْفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا لِتَسْكُنُوا إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُمْ مَوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً 30:21] And one of His signs is that He created mates for you from yourselves that you may find rest in them, and He put between you love and compassion. Mawwadat & Rehmah both are very valuable things. How can one be content with a situation where he gets separated from his/her loved one? How can one be content after losing his/her soul-mate? Unless he or she lived his life in as zalim here in this world & appeared as mujrim in hereafter. The very "mawwadat" demands the presence of our loved ones with us in Jannah. On a less serious note, I would like to stress that as per verse 30:21, we all should respect our wives as "Ayatullah" .
  5. Isn't it pleasing that the الحواريون of Imams will be coupled with حور i.e., وَزَوَّجْنَاهُم بِحُورٍ عِينٍ ? Well, don't worry please at least A pious male & female couple and their offspring will be there in Jannah together: جَنَّاتُ عَدْنٍ يَدْخُلُونَهَا وَمَنْ صَلَحَ مِنْ آبَائِهِمْ وَأَزْوَاجِهِمْ وَذُرِّيَّاتِهِمْ ۖ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ يَدْخُلُونَ عَلَيْهِمْ مِنْ كُلِّ بَابٍ {23} [Shakir 13:23] The gardens of perpetual abode which they will enter along with those who do good from among their parents and their spouses and their offspring; and the angels will enter in upon them from every gate. Do you know angels, the ones who bears the throne, asking forgiveness for believers day & night and are praying to Almighty Lord this: رَبَّنَا وَأَدْخِلْهُمْ جَنَّاتِ عَدْنٍ الَّتِي وَعَدْتَهُمْ وَمَنْ صَلَحَ مِنْ آبَائِهِمْ وَأَزْوَاجِهِمْ وَذُرِّيَّاتِهِمْ ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ {8} [Shakir 40:8] Our Lord! and make them enter the gardens of perpetuity which Thou hast promised to them and those who do good of their fathers and their wives and their offspring, surely Thou are the Mighty, the Wise. So its upto everyone what fate he/she want for him/herself. Now if there are حور in Jannah and their presence is making you feel uncomfortable, then غلمان will also be there in Jannah: وَيَطُوفُ عَلَيْهِمْ غِلْمَانٌ لَهُمْ كَأَنَّهُمْ لُؤْلُؤٌ مَكْنُونٌ {24} [Shakir 52:24] And round them shall go boys of theirs as if they were hidden pearls. I haven't seen any male feeling uncomfortable about the presence of "ghilman" in Jannah . Furthermore, for your complete satisfaction, these hoor & ghilman things will be granted to the ones who remained conscious along with their families & their spouses here in this world: قَالُوا إِنَّا كُنَّا قَبْلُ فِي أَهْلِنَا مُشْفِقِينَ {26} [Shakir 52:26] Saying: Surely we feared before on account of our families: فَمَنَّ اللَّهُ عَلَيْنَا وَوَقَانَا عَذَابَ السَّمُومِ {27} [Shakir 52:27] But Allah has been gracious to us and He has saved us from the punishment of the hot wind. So if I am a Mo'min and I have a Mo'minah wife here in this world, I am not going to get rid of her in hereafter. She will be with me & I am sure she will handle the Hoori's very well there in Jannah .
  6. Salam!! Please add to them the obligatory prayers, 2 rak'ah Fajar, 4 Zuhr, 4 Asr, 3 Maghrib, 4 Isha. These are 17 in total + 34 nawafil as mentioned by brother @amirhosein_88 Wassalam!!
  7. Salam, It is not obligatory, it is highly recommended to make a dua after every salah. It is not necessary either to make a dua on the musallah, you can make a dua anywhere and whenever you got the time. You must understand the nature and importance of dua. قال النبي صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم الا أدلكم على سلاح ينجيكم من أعدائكم ويدر أرزاقكم قالوا بلى قال تدعون ربكم بالليل والنهار فان سلاح المؤمن الدعاء The Prophet, (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), said: Shall I not guide you to a weapon that will save you from your enemies and increase your livelihood? They said, “Yes.” He said, “You supplicate to your Lord by night and by day, for the weapon of the believer is supplication.” And it is mentioned in Holy Quran: قُلْ مَا يَعْبَأُ بِكُمْ رَبِّي لَوْلَا دُعَاؤُكُمْ 25:77] Say: My Lord would not care for you were it not for your prayer If you are running short of time, I would suggest you to make a dua as short as one sentence, for instance: رَبِّ اغْفِرْ وَارْحَمْ وَأَنْتَ خَيْرُ الرَّاحِمِينَ Or رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ Or رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلْ مِنَّا إِنَّكَ أَنتَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ Or رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرًا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ Or رَبَّنَا لاَ تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ Or رَبَّنَا إِنَّنَا آمَنَّا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ Or ربَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَإِسْرَافَنَا فِي أَمْرِنَا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ Or رَبَّنَا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَكَفِّرْ عَنَّا سَيِّئَاتِنَا وَتَوَفَّنَا مَعَ الأبْرَارِ Your dua is a very important thing, don't underestimate the value of your dua. Wassalam!!
  8. Salam, Perhaps Quran is agreed with your potential conclusion. Here is a verse: وَلَقَدْ ذَرَأْنَا لِجَهَنَّمَ كَثِيرًا مِنَ الْجِنِّ وَالْإِنْسِ ۖ لَهُمْ قُلُوبٌ لَا يَفْقَهُونَ بِهَا وَلَهُمْ أَعْيُنٌ لَا يُبْصِرُونَ بِهَا وَلَهُمْ آذَانٌ لَا يَسْمَعُونَ بِهَا ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ كَالْأَنْعَامِ بَلْ هُمْ أَضَلُّ ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْغَافِلُونَ {179} 7:179] Already have We urged unto hell many of the jinn and humankind, having hearts wherewith they understand not, and having eyes wherewith they see not, and having ears wherewith they hear not. These are as the cattle - nay, but they are worse! These are the neglectful. I have yet to write my views about your question. And I will add my comment after a break
  9. اللَّهُ وَلِيُّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا يُخْرِجُهُمْ مِنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّورِ 2:257) Allah is the guardian of those who believe. He brings them out of the darkness into the light; I am writing an essay on Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) in Urdu language and have selected few verses of Quran for that. I thought to share here those verses which would help us to understand the reality of Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) (حقيقة محمدية). You will find therein a glimpse of how system of wilayah works. I will also add here the verses which will give the glimpse of the personality of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) Insha-Allah. In the verse above, 1. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is the absolute guardian of believers, who brings them out of the darkness into the light. رَّسُولًا يَتْلُو عَلَيْكُمْ آيَاتِ اللَّهِ مُبَيِّنَاتٍ لِّيُخْرِجَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ مِنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّورِ 65:11] An Messenger who recites to you the clear communications of Allah so that he may bring forth those who believe and do good deeds from darkness into light; Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) also brings out those who believe and do righteous deeds, from the darkness of seduction and ignorance to the light of truth and justice. 2. And obedience to him (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) is coupled with obedience to God Almighty, and both are obligatory يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ أَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ الرَّسُولَ 4:59] O you who believe! obey Allah and obey the Messenger Rather, obedience to him (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). is obedience to God Almighty مَّنْ يُطِعِ الرَّسُولَ فَقَدْ أَطَاعَ اللّهَ 4:80] Whoever obeys the Messenger, he indeed obeys Allah 3. Responding to him (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) is accompanied by responding to God Almighty الَّذِينَ اسْتَجَابُوا لِلَّهِ وَالرَّسُولِ 3:172] (As for) those who responded (at Ohud) to the call of Allah and the Messenger يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَجِيبُوا لِلَّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُمْ لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ 8:24] O you who believe! answer (the call of) Allah and His Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life; 4. And belief in him (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), is coupled with belief in God Almighty وَيَقُولُونَ آمَنَّا بِاللَّهِ وَبِالرَّسُولِ وَأَطَعْنَا 24:47] And they say: We believe in Allah and in the messenger and we obey; 5. And his (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) wilayah is linked to the wilayah of God Almighty. إِنَّمَا وَلِيُّكُمُ اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا 5:55] Only Allah is your Vali and His Messenger and those who believe وَمَنْ يَتَوَلَّ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا فَإِنَّ حِزْبَ اللَّهِ هُمُ الْغَالِبُونَ 5:56] And whoever takes Allah and His messenger and those who believe for a guardian, then surely the party of Allah are they that shall be triumphant. 6. And his (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) grace is coupled with the grace of God Almighty وَقَالُواْ حَسْبُنَا اللّهُ سَيُؤْتِينَا اللّهُ مِن فَضْلِهِ وَرَسُولُهُ 9:59] and had said: Allah is sufficient for us; Allah will soon give us (more) out of His grace and His Messenger too وَمَا نَقَمُواْ إِلاَّ أَنْ أَغْنَاهُمُ اللّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ مِن فَضْلِهِ 9:74] and they did not find fault except because Allah and His Messenger enriched them out of His grace; 7. And his (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) truth is coupled with the truth of God Almighty وَصَدَقَ اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ 33:22] and Allah and His Messenger spoke the truth; 8. And his (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) help is coupled with the help of God Almighty. وَيَنصُرُونَ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ 59:8] and assisting Allah and His Messenger 9. And his (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) honor is coupled with the honor of God Almighty وَلِلَّهِ الْعِزَّةُ وَلِرَسُولِهِ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ 63:8] But honour belongs to Allah and His Messenger, and to the Believers 10. And disbelief in him (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) is coupled with disbelief in God Almighty إِنَّهُمْ كَفَرُواْ بِاللّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَمَاتُواْ وَهُمْ فَاسِقُونَ 9:84] surely they disbelieve in Allah and His Messenger and they shall die in transgression. 11. His (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) disobedience is coupled with disobeying God Almighty وَمَن يَعْصِ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ فَإِنَّ لَهُ نَارَ جَهَنَّمَ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا أَبَدًا 72:23] and whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger surely he shall have the fire of hell to abide therein for a long time. 12. His (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) dissent, i.e. stubbornness against him, is coupled with discord against God Almighty. ذَلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمْ شَاقُّوا اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ 59:4] That is because they acted in opposition to Allah and His Messenger 13. And detachment from him (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), i.e. plotting against him and working against his goals, is coupled with defiance of God Almighty. إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يُحَادُّونَ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ أُوْلَئِكَ فِي الأَذَلِّينَ 58:20] Surely (as for) those who are in opposition to Allah and His Messenger; they shall be among the most abased. إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يُحَادُّونَ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ كُبِتُوا كَمَا كُبِتَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ 58:5] Those who resist Allah and His Messenger will be humbled to dust, as were those before them 14. And his (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) war is coupled with the war of God Almighty. فَإِن لَّمْ تَفْعَلُواْ فَأْذَنُواْ بِحَرْبٍ مِّنَ اللّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ 2:279] But if you do (it) not, then be apprised of war from Allah and His Messenger; That is; expect this. 15. And fighting him s a.w is coupled with fighting God Almighty. إِنَّمَا جَزَاء الَّذِينَ يُحَارِبُونَ اللّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَيَسْعَوْنَ فِي الأَرْضِ فَسَادًا 5:33] The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this 16. And his (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) براءة is coupled with the براءة of God Almighty. بَرَاءةٌ مِّنَ اللّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ إِلَى الَّذِينَ عَاهَدتُّم مِّنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ 9:1] A (declaration) of immunity from Allah and His Messenger, to those of the Pagans with whom ye have contracted mutual alliances 17. And his (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) contentment is accompanied by the pleasure of God Almighty وَاللّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ أَحَقُّ أَن يُرْضُوهُ إِن كَانُواْ مُؤْمِنِينَ 9:62] Allah, as well as His Messenger, has a greater right that they should please Him, if they are believers. 18. And harming him (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) is coupled with harming God Almighty إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يُؤْذُونَ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ لَعَنَهُمُ اللَّهُ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ 33:57] Those who annoy Allah and His Messenger - Allah has cursed them in this World and in the Hereafter, 19. And his (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) covenant is linked to the covenant of God Almighty كَيْفَ يَكُونُ لِلْمُشْرِكِينَ عَهْدٌ عِندَ اللّهِ وَعِندَ رَسُولِهِ 9:7] How can there be an agreement for the idolaters with Allah and with His Messenger... What I will try to argue in my essay, is that all the above points comes under the banner of divine mercy as God Almighty said: وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ 21:107] We sent thee not, but as a Mercy for all worlds. And would try to establish that the divine mercy reaches to us either "through" him or either through the bearers of his minniyat. انهم مني و انا منهم And would finish my essay on Imam Mehdi (عليه السلام) and would conclude how his ajtf existence is the wasilah for the existence of creation. It is a lengthy task and I need to collect some ahadith of Aimmah e Tahireen عليهم السلام in support of what I am intending to write. I would appreciate if someone help me by adding a sahih hadith with its chain and reference here on this thread. Wassalam!!
  10. لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهِ شَيْءٌ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ البَصِيرُ 42:11) there is nothing like unto Him, and He alone is all-hearing, all-seeing. The word "infinite" shows our limitation or perhaps inability to comprehend the nature of God Almighty. A thing with no likeness whatsoever, with no beginning & end, what word should we use to mention, for instance, His mercy? Should we say that His mercy is finite (na'udobillah)? While Imam Ali (عليه السلام) said in dua e kumayl: "O Allah, I ask You by Your mercy, which embraces all things" The use of word "infinite" with mercy could be the expression of anyone's inability to measure or limit the divine mercy. What about the divine blessings نعمت الله? It is mentioned in Quran: وَإِن تَعُدُّواْ نِعْمَتَ اللّهِ لاَ تُحْصُوهَا 14:34) and should you try to count God's blessings, you could never compute them.
  11. Because the efforts/actions of that self are diverse, as mentioned in chapter 92:4-10 92:4] Verily, (the ends) ye strive for are diverse. 92:5] So he who gives (in charity) and fears (Allah), 92:6] And (in all sincerity) testifies to the best,- 92:7] We will indeed make smooth for him the path to Bliss. A self is not good if he start considering himself self-sufficient, start rejecting the good etc.
  12. رُبَمَا يَوَدُّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لَوْ كَانُوا مُسْلِمِينَ 15:2) Often will those who disbelieve wish that they had been Muslims. ذَرْهُمْ يَأْكُلُوا وَيَتَمَتَّعُوا وَيُلْهِهِمُ الْأَمَلُ ۖ فَسَوْفَ يَعْلَمُونَ 15:3) Leave them that they may eat and enjoy themselves and (that) hope may beguile them, for they will soon know. Advise him to join shia chat and ask his questions & about his doubts. Wassalam!!
  13. ذَٰلِكَ الَّذِي يُبَشِّرُ اللَّهُ عِبَادَهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ ۗ قُلْ لَا أَسْأَلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ أَجْرًا إِلَّا الْمَوَدَّةَ فِي الْقُرْبَىٰ ۗ وَمَنْ يَقْتَرِفْ حَسَنَةً نَزِدْ لَهُ فِيهَا حُسْنًا ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ شَكُورٌ {23} [42:23] That is of which Allah gives the good news to His servants, (to) those who believe and do good deeds. Say: I do not ask of you any reward for it but love for my near relatives; and whoever earns good, We give him more of good therein; surely Allah is Forgiving, Grateful.
  14. They even prefer Hindu's over Shia. And I am saying this because of my personal experience when I was trying finding a portion of house on rent and I found one having a salafi house owner. In our discussions on tenancy agreement, he said to me are you a Shia? I said yes I am. He said then sorry, we can give our portion to a hindu but will not rent it out to any shia. After listening that I said to him your house deserve nijasah just like yourself is, and I left the place. When I was a teacher, a colleague of mine invited me and rest of the staff on dinner on his birthday. We all reached at his house at 8:30pm. Our colleague was not present at home, his father told us that he went to mosque for Isha prayers so you all wait for a while he must be on his way back to home. After 10 minutes our colleague arrived, he asked excuse for his late coming and said actually the Imam of masjid stoped us for a dars. And he then started telling us with surprise that the Imam was saying that it is permissible that you can eat with a dog but you should not eat with a shia. I immediately said, so I must leave your place because I am a shia and you can have dinner with your friends. He was so ashamed while other colleagues were trying to stop me but I left his house and excused from all of them. This is the level of their thinking.
  15. Majlis is the platform for rejecting every "taghut" of time. Majalis are held to express our loyalty & solidarity to Imam e Mazloom (عليه السلام) and his family & companions. I have seen some articles surfacing the net, proving that Queen was the descendant of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.history.com/.amp/news/is-queen-elizabeth-related-to-the-prophet-muhammad I have seen statement of many international non-muslim personalities who has expressed their views on Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) and his great sacrifice. There are people like Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Edward G Brown, Thomas Carlyle, Rabindranath Tagore, Charles Dickens etc. Never have I seen any statement of Queen Elizabeth about Imam Hussain (عليه السلام). And yet she is mentioned from the pulpits in the majalis of Imam e Hussain (عليه السلام), that's really strange. Do anyone knows what were Queen's views about Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) & Karbala?
  16. There is no such hadith in bihar. It is a fabrication made by a fake account. Whoever has fabricated this hadith and attributed to Imam Baqir (عليه السلام), has earned nothing but curse from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), His Apostle & from the Imams of Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام)
  17. Salam!! Well, that is a life long process. There are محكم and متشابه verses in Quran. Each verse has ظاهري meanings and باطني as well. And there exist تأويل of verses too. I would suggest you to read the tafaseer as well as ahadith of Ahlul Bayt عليهم السلام. Apart from that you should also start pondering on each of the words used in the verses of Quran, evaluate their grammatical construction. Remember that Qur'an is a book which speak of itself. I have witnessed this happening. Sometimes it explains the meaning itself. Some of its verses themselves do the tafseer of some of its verses. So keep yourself attach to it & continue reciting it daily as much as you can. By doing that you can at least satisfy yourself that you are obeying one of the command of Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) by attaching yourself to one of the two weighty things he (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) left for us. Tafseer al-meezan would be the best tafseer I have ever read. You can also take the help of following links: https://quran.al-islam.org/ https://corpus.quran.com/ https://www.islamicity.org/ps/ Quran corpus will help you evaluating the grammatical construction of verses, the meanings of words & the their roots. Phonetic search will help you finding any specific word used in different verses. Key point for you is to keep reciting the Arabic text and ask Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) to explain for you the meanings of these verses. ثُمَّ إِنَّ عَلَيْنَا بَيَانَهُ {19} [Shakir 75:19] Again on Us (devolves) the explaining of it. Wassalam!!
  18. السَّلامُ عَلَيكَ يَا بنَ رَسُولِ اللهِ، السَّلامُ عَلَيكَ يَا بنَ سَيِّدِ الاوصِياءِ، أشهَدُ أنَّكَ أمينُ اللهِ وَابنُ أمينِهِ، عِشتَ سَعيداً وَمَضَيتَ حَميداً وَمُتَّ فَقيداً مَظلُوماً شَهيداً، وَأشهَدُ أنَّ اللهَ مُنجِزٌ ما وَعَدَكَ، وَمُهلِكٌ مَن خَذَلَكَ، وَمُعَذِّبٌ مَن قَتَلَكَ، وَأشهَدُ أنَّكَ وَفَيتَ بِعَهدِ اللهِ وَجاهَدتَ فِي سَبيلِهِ حَتّى أتاكَ اليَقينُ، فَلَعَنَ اللهُ مَن قَتَلَكَ، وَلَعَنَ اللهُ مَن ظَلَمَكَ، وَلَعَنَ اللهُ أُمَّةً سَمِعَت بِذلِكَ فَرَضِيَت بِهِ، اللّـهُمَّ إنّي أُشهِدُكَ أنّي وَلِيٌّ لِمَن والاهُ وَعَدُوٌّ لِمَن عاداهُ

  19. Salam! Don't know whether you are able to recite the Arabic text of Quran or not. Anyway, start with what looks easy to you. Like you can recite Sura e Ikhlas 3 times before going to bed. Like you can recite Ayat al-Kursi whenever leaving your home. Like you can switch to listening Quran instead of music while driving the vehicle. You can try to memorize 3 or 6 verses which contains the Asma al-husna and then practice reciting them in your nawafil. For instance the first 6 verse of Al-Hadeed or last 3 verses of Al-Hashr. Whatever you recite or listen, you must see or listen its translation too. This will make you understand the verses and will produce a sense of "khashiyatillah" خشية الله while reciting them in your obligatory or nawafil prayer. If you don't know Arabic Qir'at, let me know & I will share a series of 60 lessons which will allow you to recite Quran with tajdeed.
  20. What does he mean by "grow & evolve" here? People can draw their false opinions based on different ahadith present in the Islamic texts, for instance, I am quoting here one famous hadith e qudsi: كنت كنزاً لا أعرف، فأحببت أن أعرف فخلقت خلقاً فعرفتهم بي فعرفوني Or كنت كنزاً مخفياً فأحببت أن اعرف فخلقت خلقاً فبي عرفوني (I was a hidden treasure, so I wanted to be known, so I created a creation, so they recognized me) If we closely inspect this hadith e qudsi, it would give the impression of God's need (na'udobillah) as well as the need of creation as well. "God wanted to be known" and for that very reason He created a creation. This "need" is not one sided, creation too also would remain in need to know who created them. 65:12] Allah is He Who created seven Firmaments and of the earth a similar number. Through the midst of them (all) descends His Command: that ye may know that Allah has power over all things, and that Allah comprehends, all things in (His) Knowledge. I have no idea of the authenticity of that hadith e qudsi. But the verse quoted above, is certainly the truth. Mentioning the very need to conscious living beings like humans to know who is their Creator and how is He. Some people falsely attribute the "need" to God by using the verses of Quran (na'udobillah), for instance, the verse mentioning the reason of creating things: 51:56] And I have not created the jinn and the men except that they should serve Me. Now this service with willingness, can only be done after the realization of who actually is their creator or in other words after attaining the Ma'rifah of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Otherwise everything is in His service unwillingly, without even knowing whom they are serving to. So does God is in "need" to be known or to be served? If not, what possibly is the reason of creation? God of course, is not in need of any sort. God knows everything even before the creation. And if we say that He is in "need" to be known & to be served, He would have created the creation in a manner that everyone should have known Him and is worshipping Him and we wouldn't see people like atheists, mushrik, kafir etc. Neither we would see people serving anyone other than God Almighty because everyone knows who has created him and how is He, therefore would be serving Him alone. So God's "growth & evolution" could mean the growth and evolution of His ma'rifah. If this is what He means, I have no objection. But if he means growth & evolution in the sense of increase in knowledge or in anything and any sort of change, then this goes against the very concept of God. Wouldn't it be like the saying of Jews that "the hands of God are shackled". Again, we do not attribute Him static-ness or motion to Him like what we see. For us, He is certainly acting and able as well. كُلَّ يَوْمٍ هُوَ فِي شَأْنٍ 55:29
  21. Salam, The Quran compiled by Imam Ali (عليه السلام) has some special features: 1. A number of early Sahabah (companions) explained that the compilation of Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)) was in the order of revelation. In other words, Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)) placed the Surahs in the same sequence in which they were revealed, starting from Surah Alaq, Surah Qalam, Surah Muzzammil, Surah Muddathir, and so on. This was the special hallmark of this compilation of Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)). 2. The second special feature of that compilation from Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)) is that he also compiled the background of these Surahs and Ayah, in addition to the actual compilation of the verses and chapters. This is called Asbabun Nuzul. So, Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)) recorded Asbabun Nuzul as well. Some of the early Sahabah (companions) noted that Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)) even included the place of revelation of the verses, in his compilation. 3. Some of the other Sahabah (companions) say that Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)) also added to his compilation the different explanations which Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) gave at that particular time along with the verses of the Quran. 4. The names of the people for whom the verses were revealed, in their praise or in their condemnation, was also mentioned in the compilation of Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)). These details obviously require huge amount of time. I can only wonder about the value of that version of compilation which includes every necessary things for the reader.
  22. And I too believe that the Quran is compiled in the very life time of Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), the evidence of this is the verse of Surah e Qiyamah: إِنَّ عَلَيْنَا جَمْعَهُ وَقُرْآنَهُ {17} [Shakir 75:17] Surely on Us (devolves) the collecting of it and the reciting of it.
  23. During the lifetime of Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), the job of the compilation of the Holy Quran was conducted. This is what everyone agrees. The order of Ayah, Surahs and the number of Surahs are all crystal clear. However, did Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) compile it in the form of a Book, between 2 covers? This is a point of dispute and disagreement. Among Shia Ulama, there are 2 opinions which we explained: 1. People like Ayatollah Khoei, Allama Jafar Murtada al-Amili and others believe that indeed, the Holy Quran was compiled in book form during the time of Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) 2. Allama Tabataba’I and a number of other scholars believe the opposite i.e., the compilation of the Holy Quran in book form did not occur during the time of Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). They believe that this compilation of the Holy Quran in book form took a long period of time and occurred much later. We believe that the person who assumed this responsibility to compile the Holy Quran in book form was none other than Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib ((عليه السلام)). The 6th Imam of Ahlul Bait ((عليه السلام)), Imam Jafar Sadiq ((عليه السلام)), narrates that Rasulullah (SAWA) said the following to Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)) before departing this world: “O Ali, behind me is the book and papers. Please take them and compile it and do not let it be wasted like the Jews wasted the Torah.” So, based upon this narration of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), as narrated by Imam Jafar Sadiq ((عليه السلام)), the responsibility of compiling the Holy Quran in book form was bestowed upon Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)). Many Sunni narrators have also recorded similarly, that Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)) was very much dedicated and focused on the compilation of the Holy Quran in book form. According to the ibn Abbas, Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)) dedicated himself to this project for 6 months after the demise of Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). This following narration is directly from Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)): “When Rasulullah (SAWA) passed away, I took an oath not to leave home, except for Jumuah, until I complete the compilation of the Holy Quran.” Now, there is of course the historical and political background to this. Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)) was sidelined during this early period of Islam after Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). He was concealed from the social and political matters of the Muslim nation (Ummah). Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)) explains in Nahjul Balagha that he also decided upon himself to make sabr (persevere) for the greater interest of Islam and at the same time, he took benefit of this period to complete this crucial project of compiling the Holy Quran in book form, and thereby protect it from fizzling away. Therefore, even when people came to him complaining about why they no longer see him, he would make excuses by saying there is nothing better than this crucial job. So, the first person to have compiled the Holy Quran in book form, after collecting all the pieces, was Imam Ali ibn abu Talib ((عليه السلام)). This position is shared by a number of renowned Sunni scholars. History narrates that after he completed his compilation, he presented it to the people, saying the well-known Hadith of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم): “I leave behind 2 precious things, the book of Allah and my Ahlul Bait ((عليه السلام))” Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)) explained this is the book of Allah i.e., the Holy Quran which he put together, and he is the itrah. This explains that nobody can be a greater authority on the Holy Quran than the itrah, who are regarded in this Prophetic Hadith as 2 parts which are deeply connected entities left by Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) as his legacy. Unfortunately, this compilation of the Holy Quran which Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)) presented was not entertained, and quite frankly ignored. So he went back home with his compilation. According to the history of Islam from a Shia perspective, this compilation of Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)) became one of the special trusts which is connected with the Imams of Ahlul Bait ((عليه السلام)). This particular compilation got transferred from Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)) down the chain of Imamate, and is currently in the custody of our living Imam Mahdi (عجّل الله تعالى فرجه الشريف).
  24. I have discussed the case of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) as he was and is the Imam of Jesus (عليه السلام) at the moment and Jesus (عليه السلام) will accept his command of ghadeer according to what he pledged oath before Lord Almighty, that he will believe in him and aid him, and will accept Imam Mehdi ajtf as his Imam. I think its you who need to find out the meaning of phrase "Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) is no more than a messenger". I have shared a verse of Quran which mentions Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) as the bearer of wilayah. So do you deny accepting Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) is your mowla? Yes, Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) is no more than a messenger because whatever he says, says because of revelation و ما ينطق عن الهوا. Whatever he says, says because of the divine commamd. And that's exactly what he did in the Ghadeer where he said: من كنت مولاه فهذا علي مولاه So if he were to die or to be killed, would you regress to disbelief by disobeying his commands? Would you appoint his successor on your own and get yourself free from the bond of his obedience?
  25. This is a ridiculous post. Tell me which was the first verse revealed on Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)? And where that verse is placed? I am leaving all other points you have raised at the moment. I would like to have your answer of my question and we will move ahead afterwards.
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