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    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from Hameedeh in Share motivational videos   
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    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from AhmadH. in Divine Hadith of Allah (swt) *AL QUDSI*   
    Hadith al-Qudsi two
     
    “The Messenger of Allah (saw) has said that Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, has said, ‘Among My believing servants there are those whose religious lives can only be at their best with wealth, comfort and good health. I try them by means of wealth, comfort and good health and this makes their religious affairs to be in the best condition. Also among My believing servants there are those whose religious lives are only at their best with poverty, destitution and ailing health. I try them by means of poverty, destitution and ailing health and this helps their religious lives to be in the best condition. I know what is good for the religious matters of my believing servants. Among My believing servants there are those who strive to worship Me. They wake up from sleep leaving their comfortable pillow for Tahajjud (special prayer at night). They experiences fatigue and I allow slumber overcome them on one or two nights, a trial from Me to see if he continues, he goes to sleep and wakes up upset and angry over his own self. If I allow him to do the way he wants to worship, he may develop a sense of conceit (unwanted pride) that can lead him to mischief in his deeds. This may bring about his destruction. It can so happen due to his happiness with whatever his soul desires. He may begin to feel as if he has excelled all worshippers and has surpassed the limits of defective worship. In so doing he moves away from Me even though he thinks that he is getting closer to Me. Therefore, they must not rely on their good deeds that they do to receive rewards from Me. Even if they strive hard, tire themselves and finish their lives worshipping Me they fall short, in worshipping Me truly, in their quest for My generous rewards, My bounties in paradise and high positions near Me. They must only trust in My mercy, be happy with My generosity and always be hopeful about Me. In such cases My mercy will reach them as well as my approval and forgiveness and my pardon will provide them cover; I am Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful, and thus I have taken such names.’” 
    محمد بن يحيى ، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى ، عن ابن محبوب ، عن داود الرقي ، عن أبي عبيدة الحذاء ، عن أبي جعفر عليه‌السلام قال قال رسول الله صلى‌الله‌عليه‌وآله قال الله عز وجل إن من عبادي المؤمنين عبادا لا يصلح لهم أمر دينهم إلا بالغنى والسعة والصحة في البدن فأبلوهم بالغنى والسعة وصحة البدن فيصلح عليهم أمر دينهم وإن من عبادي المؤمنين لعبادا لا يصلح لهم أمر دينهم إلا بالفاقة والمسكنة والسقم في أبدانهم فأبلوهم بالفاقة والمسكنة والسقم فيصلح عليهم أمر دينهم وأنا أعلم بما يصلح عليه أمر دين عبادي المؤمنين وإن من عبادي المؤمنين لمن يجتهد في عبادتي فيقوم من رقاده ولذيذ وساده فيتهجد لي الليالي فيتعب نفسه في عبادتي فأضربه بالنعاس الليلة والليلتين نظرا مني له وإبقاء عليه فينام حتى يصبح فيقوم وهو ماقت لنفسه زارئ عليها ـ ولو أخلي بينه وبين ما يريد من عبادتي لدخله العجب من ذلك فيصيره العجب إلى الفتنة بأعماله فيأتيه من ذلك ما فيه هلاكه لعجبه بأعماله ورضاه عن نفسه حتى يظن أنه قد فاق العابدين وجاز في عبادته حد التقصير فيتباعد مني عند ذلك وهو يظن أنه يتقرب إلي فلا يتكل العاملون على أعمالهم التي يعملونها لثوابي فإنهم لو اجتهدوا وأتعبوا أنفسهم وأفنوا أعمارهم في عبادتي كانوا مقصرين غير بالغين في عبادتهم كنه عبادتي فيما يطلبون عندي من كرامتي والنعيم في جناتي ورفيع درجاتي العلى في جواري ولكن فبرحمتي فليثقوا وبفضلي فليفرحوا وإلى حسن الظن بي فليطمئنوا فإن رحمتي عند ذلك تداركهم ومني يبلغهم رضواني ومغفرتي تلبسهم عفوي فإني أنا الله الرحمن الرحيم وبذلك تسميت. 

    مختلف فيه صحيح على الظاهر.
     
    Hadith al-Qudsi three
     
    “Of the revelations that Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, sent to Moses ibn ‘Imran was as follows: ‘O, Moses, son of ‘Imran, I have not created anything more beloved to Me than My believing servant. I try him only because it is for his good. I give him good health just for his good. I hold back what is evil for him in favor of what is for his good. I know best in what conditions My servant works for his own best interest. He then must bear patience in My trials, appreciate My favors and agree with My decision. I count him among the truthful ones before Me if he acts according to My pleasure and obeys My command.’” 
    محمد بن يحيى ، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى ، عن الحسن بن محبوب ، عن مالك بن عطية ، عن داود بن فرقد ، عن أبي عبد الله عليه‌السلام أن فيما أوحى الله عز وجل إلى موسى بن عمران عليه‌السلام يا موسى بن عمران ما خلقت خلقا أحب إلي من عبدي
     
    Hadith al-Qudsi four
     
    “The Messenger of Allah [saw] has said, ‘Allah, the Most Blessed, the Most High, has said, “The doers of good deeds must not rely on their deeds alone to receive rewards from Me. If they strive and tire themselves (for a lifetime) to worship Me they still have shortcomings in their worship. They cannot reach the essence of worshipping Me to find what they look for. They cannot receive My grace and bounties in My paradise and high ranks near Me without My kindness. They must rely on My kindness, hope for My additional rewards, be comfortable in their hopefulness about Me. My kindness and mercy, in such cases, will reach them, from Me My gratification and forgiveness will close up to them, and My pardon will provide them cover. I am Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, and thus I have named Myself.”’” 
    دة من أصحابنا ، عن أحمد بن محمد ، عن ابن محبوب ، عن داود بن كثير ، عن أبي عبيدة الحذاء ، عن أبي جعفر عليه‌السلام قال قال رسول الله صلى‌الله‌عليه‌وآله قال الله تبارك وتعالى لا يتكل العاملون على أعمالهم التي يعملونها لثوابي فإنهم لو اجتهدوا وأتعبوا أنفسهم أعمارهم في عبادتي كانوا مقصرين غير بالغين في عبادتهم كنه عبادتي فيما يطلبون عندي من كرامتي والنعيم في جناتي ورفيع الدرجات العلى في جواري ولكن برحمتي فليثقوا وفضلي فليرجوا وإلى حسن الظن بي فليطمئنوا فإن رحمتي عند ذلك تدركهم ومني يبلغهم رضواني ومغفرتي تلبسهم عفوي فإني أنا الله الرحمن الرحيم وبذلك تسميت.
    صحيح ومعلق على الخبر السابق
     
    Hadith al-Qudsi five
    Imam Al Ridha (as)  has said: “Be hopeful about Allah, because Allah, the Most Majestic, the  Most Holy, has said, ‘I deal according to the thinking of My believing servant toward Me. I am good to him if he thinks good about Me and I am not good to him if he does not think good about Me.’” 
    محمد بن يحيى ، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى ، عن محمد بن إسماعيل بن بزيع ، عن أبي الحسن الرضا عليه‌السلام قال أحسن الظن بالله فإن الله عز وجل يقول أنا عند ظن عبدي المؤمن بي إن خيرا فخيرا وإن شرا فشرا.: صحيح.

     
    Hadith al-Qudsi six
    “Abu ‘Abd Allah [Jaffer ibn Muhammed As Sadiq] (as) , has said: said, ‘It is written in the Torah, “O son of Adam, devote yourself to my worship and I will fill your heart with riches and will not leave you to your own quest. It is upon Me to meet your needs and fill your heart with fear from Me. If you do not devote yourself to My worship I will fill your heart with preoccupation in worldly matters, and then I will not meet your needs and will leave you up to your own pursuit.”’” 
    عدة من أصحابنا ، عن أحمد بن محمد ، عن ابن محبوب ، عن عمر بن يزيد ، عن أبي عبد الله عليه‌السلام قال في التوراة مكتوب يا ابن آدم تفرغ لعبادتي أملأ قلبك غنى ولا أكلك إلى طلبك وعلي أن أسد فاقتك وأملأ قلبك خوفا مني وإن لا تفرغ لعبادتي أملأ قلبك شغلا بالدنيا ثم لا أسد فاقتك وأكلك إلى طلبك.
    صحيح
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    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from kadhim in Should we have kids if we live in the West?   
    Things people do not know goes on:
    1. A lot of Shia men and women date. Thanks to social media, phones, and ease of communication this has become much easier. I have extensive contacts and i know what goes on , and  people who are heads of events, people who are presidents of Absocs, people who are 'so pious mashAllah' are all victim to this. 
    2. Sayed Hadi Qazwini mentioned the culture of women and male celebrities. This goes on a lot actually, and many do this, and make particularly crude and inappropriate comments, and the ones you think are 'so pious mashAllah'. It is rampant and frequent to the extent people also make comments like that about spouses of their friends. Some of the things said privately is actually just pure filth. Just underlines the fact deep down we are all animals, and it is Islam and our higher sense of morality that elevates us. Even the so-called 'so pious mashAllah' types.
    3. Religion to Shias these days tends to be the Muharram act, but then the same Shias cake on faces full of make up, flirt with guys, listen to music frequently, and this is all common. 
    4. A lack of connection towards scholars. Many scholars don't seem to address direct problems of the youth today, such as the fact age of marriage is now in mid to late 20s, and men and women are expected to live totally halal lives until then. That is only asking for trouble and i'd say one of the underlying root causes of a lot of the Fitnah. People don't think religion is a legitimate and practical element , so they look towards other forms sadly.
    Of course, this is not to generalise everybody, but it is common enough to raise alarm.
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    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from Hasani Samnani in Should we have kids if we live in the West?   
    Things people do not know goes on:
    1. A lot of Shia men and women date. Thanks to social media, phones, and ease of communication this has become much easier. I have extensive contacts and i know what goes on , and  people who are heads of events, people who are presidents of Absocs, people who are 'so pious mashAllah' are all victim to this. 
    2. Sayed Hadi Qazwini mentioned the culture of women and male celebrities. This goes on a lot actually, and many do this, and make particularly crude and inappropriate comments, and the ones you think are 'so pious mashAllah'. It is rampant and frequent to the extent people also make comments like that about spouses of their friends. Some of the things said privately is actually just pure filth. Just underlines the fact deep down we are all animals, and it is Islam and our higher sense of morality that elevates us. Even the so-called 'so pious mashAllah' types.
    3. Religion to Shias these days tends to be the Muharram act, but then the same Shias cake on faces full of make up, flirt with guys, listen to music frequently, and this is all common. 
    4. A lack of connection towards scholars. Many scholars don't seem to address direct problems of the youth today, such as the fact age of marriage is now in mid to late 20s, and men and women are expected to live totally halal lives until then. That is only asking for trouble and i'd say one of the underlying root causes of a lot of the Fitnah. People don't think religion is a legitimate and practical element , so they look towards other forms sadly.
    Of course, this is not to generalise everybody, but it is common enough to raise alarm.
  5. My Prayers
    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from Zane Ibrahim in Divine Hadith of Allah (swt) *AL QUDSI*   
    Hadith al-Qudsi two
     
    “The Messenger of Allah (saw) has said that Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, has said, ‘Among My believing servants there are those whose religious lives can only be at their best with wealth, comfort and good health. I try them by means of wealth, comfort and good health and this makes their religious affairs to be in the best condition. Also among My believing servants there are those whose religious lives are only at their best with poverty, destitution and ailing health. I try them by means of poverty, destitution and ailing health and this helps their religious lives to be in the best condition. I know what is good for the religious matters of my believing servants. Among My believing servants there are those who strive to worship Me. They wake up from sleep leaving their comfortable pillow for Tahajjud (special prayer at night). They experiences fatigue and I allow slumber overcome them on one or two nights, a trial from Me to see if he continues, he goes to sleep and wakes up upset and angry over his own self. If I allow him to do the way he wants to worship, he may develop a sense of conceit (unwanted pride) that can lead him to mischief in his deeds. This may bring about his destruction. It can so happen due to his happiness with whatever his soul desires. He may begin to feel as if he has excelled all worshippers and has surpassed the limits of defective worship. In so doing he moves away from Me even though he thinks that he is getting closer to Me. Therefore, they must not rely on their good deeds that they do to receive rewards from Me. Even if they strive hard, tire themselves and finish their lives worshipping Me they fall short, in worshipping Me truly, in their quest for My generous rewards, My bounties in paradise and high positions near Me. They must only trust in My mercy, be happy with My generosity and always be hopeful about Me. In such cases My mercy will reach them as well as my approval and forgiveness and my pardon will provide them cover; I am Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful, and thus I have taken such names.’” 
    محمد بن يحيى ، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى ، عن ابن محبوب ، عن داود الرقي ، عن أبي عبيدة الحذاء ، عن أبي جعفر عليه‌السلام قال قال رسول الله صلى‌الله‌عليه‌وآله قال الله عز وجل إن من عبادي المؤمنين عبادا لا يصلح لهم أمر دينهم إلا بالغنى والسعة والصحة في البدن فأبلوهم بالغنى والسعة وصحة البدن فيصلح عليهم أمر دينهم وإن من عبادي المؤمنين لعبادا لا يصلح لهم أمر دينهم إلا بالفاقة والمسكنة والسقم في أبدانهم فأبلوهم بالفاقة والمسكنة والسقم فيصلح عليهم أمر دينهم وأنا أعلم بما يصلح عليه أمر دين عبادي المؤمنين وإن من عبادي المؤمنين لمن يجتهد في عبادتي فيقوم من رقاده ولذيذ وساده فيتهجد لي الليالي فيتعب نفسه في عبادتي فأضربه بالنعاس الليلة والليلتين نظرا مني له وإبقاء عليه فينام حتى يصبح فيقوم وهو ماقت لنفسه زارئ عليها ـ ولو أخلي بينه وبين ما يريد من عبادتي لدخله العجب من ذلك فيصيره العجب إلى الفتنة بأعماله فيأتيه من ذلك ما فيه هلاكه لعجبه بأعماله ورضاه عن نفسه حتى يظن أنه قد فاق العابدين وجاز في عبادته حد التقصير فيتباعد مني عند ذلك وهو يظن أنه يتقرب إلي فلا يتكل العاملون على أعمالهم التي يعملونها لثوابي فإنهم لو اجتهدوا وأتعبوا أنفسهم وأفنوا أعمارهم في عبادتي كانوا مقصرين غير بالغين في عبادتهم كنه عبادتي فيما يطلبون عندي من كرامتي والنعيم في جناتي ورفيع درجاتي العلى في جواري ولكن فبرحمتي فليثقوا وبفضلي فليفرحوا وإلى حسن الظن بي فليطمئنوا فإن رحمتي عند ذلك تداركهم ومني يبلغهم رضواني ومغفرتي تلبسهم عفوي فإني أنا الله الرحمن الرحيم وبذلك تسميت. 

    مختلف فيه صحيح على الظاهر.
     
    Hadith al-Qudsi three
     
    “Of the revelations that Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, sent to Moses ibn ‘Imran was as follows: ‘O, Moses, son of ‘Imran, I have not created anything more beloved to Me than My believing servant. I try him only because it is for his good. I give him good health just for his good. I hold back what is evil for him in favor of what is for his good. I know best in what conditions My servant works for his own best interest. He then must bear patience in My trials, appreciate My favors and agree with My decision. I count him among the truthful ones before Me if he acts according to My pleasure and obeys My command.’” 
    محمد بن يحيى ، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى ، عن الحسن بن محبوب ، عن مالك بن عطية ، عن داود بن فرقد ، عن أبي عبد الله عليه‌السلام أن فيما أوحى الله عز وجل إلى موسى بن عمران عليه‌السلام يا موسى بن عمران ما خلقت خلقا أحب إلي من عبدي
     
    Hadith al-Qudsi four
     
    “The Messenger of Allah [saw] has said, ‘Allah, the Most Blessed, the Most High, has said, “The doers of good deeds must not rely on their deeds alone to receive rewards from Me. If they strive and tire themselves (for a lifetime) to worship Me they still have shortcomings in their worship. They cannot reach the essence of worshipping Me to find what they look for. They cannot receive My grace and bounties in My paradise and high ranks near Me without My kindness. They must rely on My kindness, hope for My additional rewards, be comfortable in their hopefulness about Me. My kindness and mercy, in such cases, will reach them, from Me My gratification and forgiveness will close up to them, and My pardon will provide them cover. I am Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, and thus I have named Myself.”’” 
    دة من أصحابنا ، عن أحمد بن محمد ، عن ابن محبوب ، عن داود بن كثير ، عن أبي عبيدة الحذاء ، عن أبي جعفر عليه‌السلام قال قال رسول الله صلى‌الله‌عليه‌وآله قال الله تبارك وتعالى لا يتكل العاملون على أعمالهم التي يعملونها لثوابي فإنهم لو اجتهدوا وأتعبوا أنفسهم أعمارهم في عبادتي كانوا مقصرين غير بالغين في عبادتهم كنه عبادتي فيما يطلبون عندي من كرامتي والنعيم في جناتي ورفيع الدرجات العلى في جواري ولكن برحمتي فليثقوا وفضلي فليرجوا وإلى حسن الظن بي فليطمئنوا فإن رحمتي عند ذلك تدركهم ومني يبلغهم رضواني ومغفرتي تلبسهم عفوي فإني أنا الله الرحمن الرحيم وبذلك تسميت.
    صحيح ومعلق على الخبر السابق
     
    Hadith al-Qudsi five
    Imam Al Ridha (as)  has said: “Be hopeful about Allah, because Allah, the Most Majestic, the  Most Holy, has said, ‘I deal according to the thinking of My believing servant toward Me. I am good to him if he thinks good about Me and I am not good to him if he does not think good about Me.’” 
    محمد بن يحيى ، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى ، عن محمد بن إسماعيل بن بزيع ، عن أبي الحسن الرضا عليه‌السلام قال أحسن الظن بالله فإن الله عز وجل يقول أنا عند ظن عبدي المؤمن بي إن خيرا فخيرا وإن شرا فشرا.: صحيح.

     
    Hadith al-Qudsi six
    “Abu ‘Abd Allah [Jaffer ibn Muhammed As Sadiq] (as) , has said: said, ‘It is written in the Torah, “O son of Adam, devote yourself to my worship and I will fill your heart with riches and will not leave you to your own quest. It is upon Me to meet your needs and fill your heart with fear from Me. If you do not devote yourself to My worship I will fill your heart with preoccupation in worldly matters, and then I will not meet your needs and will leave you up to your own pursuit.”’” 
    عدة من أصحابنا ، عن أحمد بن محمد ، عن ابن محبوب ، عن عمر بن يزيد ، عن أبي عبد الله عليه‌السلام قال في التوراة مكتوب يا ابن آدم تفرغ لعبادتي أملأ قلبك غنى ولا أكلك إلى طلبك وعلي أن أسد فاقتك وأملأ قلبك خوفا مني وإن لا تفرغ لعبادتي أملأ قلبك شغلا بالدنيا ثم لا أسد فاقتك وأكلك إلى طلبك.
    صحيح
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    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from Northwest in Dr Jordan Peterson thread *Change your life*   
    Dr Jordan Peterson is someone i consider - for the most part - to be the most blunt, intelligent, clear-cut thinker on psychological and societal issues. Analysing issues like motivation, success, discipline, relationships, good and evil. I may not agree with him on some issues, given our difference in ideology, but of all the speakers i have listened to on these issues, this has got to be my favourite one, of all time - which is no easy feat because i have many favourite ones. He is helping change my perception and evaluate life like i have never done before. He speaks one enlightening thing after the other, without the hyperbole and irrelevancy. It's cut-throat knowledge and insight. 
     
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    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from AliTanjiro in The real shia Adhan   
    In the name of Allah, the beneficent the merciful,
    Salamualaykum,
    The following video is the real shia adman, word for word, taught by the Prophet [saw] and his Ahlulbayt. This is the Adan we were told to recite, and does not include the addition of 'Ali-yun waliyullah'. No doubt Ali [as] is the wali of Allah, and while i understand we do not recite it with the intention it is part of the adhan, i feel it is disingenuous to add it to every single adhan so it is actually really whether we admit it or not, now part of the adhan.
    This Adhan is for those who wish to hear the pure, unchanged Adhan, which Ali a.s recited himself, verbatim, exactly as it is here:
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    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from funklebits in British Shi'ism Exposed | The Shirazis, "Imam" Taw   
    Yes, he is definitely not in that group. I really think this was an error of the brothers at Islamic Pulse to lump him in with that crowd, even if he has been doing somethings one would regard as questionable. 
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    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from funklebits in British Shi'ism Exposed | The Shirazis, "Imam" Taw   
    Not something you want to be saying publicly if you believe it. I think the issue could have been better on an academic front, but that's just my view. 
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    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from funklebits in British Shi'ism Exposed | The Shirazis, "Imam" Taw   
    The lecture wasn't just about Khalid bin Walid, who himself according to Bukhari murdered people until the Prophet (saw) said: "By Allah i am free from what Khalid has done (three times)".  Rather it was one which directly labelled Abu Bakr and Umar as terrorists, compared them to Hitler, Saddam and their ilk, and was delivered in such a manner i don't think is sensible in any way. It caused enormous outrage, especially in the UK, and had a big impact. I had to answer , and i was honest to Sunnis who questioned me and said you're right, this was out of order and against what our major scholars have advised us as to how to engage in these sorts of dialouge.  As a lecture in and of itself, it was also quite weak. 
    I have a lot of respect for Sayed Ammar, twice in my life when i've been literally bed bound, his lectures have gotten me through difficult periods and he has done a lot of good. However, he is fallible and i feel he might want to reconsider his approach and return to the old Sayed Ammar. 
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    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from TryHard in British Shi'ism Exposed | The Shirazis, "Imam" Taw   
    WF is something that scholars agree on as far as i am aware, even Sayed Sistani and Sayed Khui', but the problem is they disagree on the extent of it. Someone can correct me if i am wrong however. So it isn't really just a theory that has no solid religious basis, but scholars might differ on the application of it and to what extent that is. Even Sayed Sistani differed with Sayed Khui' on that. 
    In my view, i don't think their problem is people who don't buy into what Iran is doing with it, but people hostile to it and abusive.
    I am quoting brother Jafar al-Shilbi:
    "This is what Sayed Alī al-Khāmin’īy said in his: Taḥrīr al-Masā'il:
    (Taken from my personal copy al-Khāmin’īy's Taḥrīr al-Masā'il, pg. 22, Question. 41, Dār al-Nabā’ Kuwait, 3rd edition)

    "(and) those who do not profess (/believe) in the Wilāyat al-Faqīh al-Muṭlaqah, whether that be from ijtihād (diligence) or Taqlīd (imitation of a scholar) in the time of occultation (Ghaybah) of the [imām al-] Ḥujjah (May Allāh hasten his reappearance), it does not obligate (/affirm) apostasy and the disembarkation from Islām. And whomever is lead by evidence and indications to not profess (/believe) in it, then he is excused, however it is not permissible for him propagate sectarianism and disagreements between the Muslims".
    See, the version of Wilayah al-Faqih discussed here is the al-Mutlaqah version, rather than WF in and of itself. 
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    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from TryHard in British Shi'ism Exposed | The Shirazis, "Imam" Taw   
    I have been a long time watcher of Sayed Ammar, and i've also met him. Unfortunately, no matter how much of a supporter of his i have been, i have to honestly say that making a lecture and referring to Abu Bakr and Umar as terrorists, and comparing them to Geddafi and the like, is not something i would have expected someone like him to say. There is no difference between swearing at someone and comparing them to an well known butchers, and calling them terrorists.
    We paid dearly for that lecture here, and it's no surprise he even took it down.  However, Salafis managed to save that video and its up anyway. 
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    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from PureExistence1 in why ask help from imam?   
    @Ashvazdanghe
    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
    Brother i have no problem with Tawassul, or Istigatha. What i was trying to do is show that although we can and should ask from Allah all of the time, we also have other means, from asking the Dua of those around us, to asking for the intercession of Muhammed and his purified progeny. I have no problems with it and have defended it on this thread. What i am against is when people go to extremes in either side of this debate. 
  14. Completely Agree
    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from PureExistence1 in why ask help from imam?   
    Just to elaborate further, the Shia believe that every act you make is done so only by Allah creating the existential possibility for you to perform that act. If i type, Allah creates in me the ability to type, and every single act i do, including my very own existence. That is all sustained by Allah at indefinitely, and had it not been, i would crease to exist. A doctor giving you medicine, is only so because Allah sustains that Doctors existence, and yours, and for the ability of that medicine to have any effect. 
    The Mutazila believe/d God created us, but then we create our own actions. If i move an arm, i've created the movement of my arm myself by merely moving it, and God did not need to create the ability for me to move my Arm nor do i rely on him for the existential capability to continue to exist.
    We believe God created us, and that God creates the ability for us to choose our own actions, and there is a constant reliance of God for the existential coming into being for every single thing.
    It can get confusing, but these are very subtle differences with great ramifications. 
  15. Completely Agree
    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from PureExistence1 in why ask help from imam?   
    Yes, this is correct.
    Anyone who believes Allah has retired from his role of the one who bestows, al-Wahab, and grants, and forgives, and is the one who ultimately decides whether or not to fulfil supplication, and only be his permission and power is it fulfilled is going into deviance and is compromising Tawheed and their Islam.
    The reality is, saying 'Ya Muhammad' does not mean we believe the Prophet (saw) grants any Dua by his will, his power, his judgement and his permission, and that Allah has retired from this - that would be deviance to the highest order and Shirk because you are claiming that the Prophet (saw) can sustain existence independent of Allah, will other than what Allah wills, and this is what the Mushrikeen believed about their Idols. 
    Rather we believe Allah grants us the Dua through the intercession of the Prophet (saw). We believe the supplication to be granted is the one Allah will judge to be granted. Even intercession on the day of judgement will not occur save if Allah permits an individual to intercede for another individual. Allah has not given the Prophet or Imams power to grant Duas, and then retires. Rather, every single Dua granted comes from the power of Allah, who is the one who sustains the existence of every single thing at every single point and is the one who gives existential power for that Dua to be granted. 
    Furthermore, we have many Duas where we call unto Allah, praise him, seek his help, and this is the main way we should be making Dua. The vast majority of our Duas are in this manner, and anyone who claims we are too sinful to ask Allah directly i declare that person a Liar, unless they do not intend the meaning to be the absolute one but a nuanced one. We should beg Allah, weep to him, call out to him, praise him, glorify him with beautiful supplications and know he is the ultimate one we rely on. Dua is our way of building a connection with our creator as well, and anyone who seeks to tell you not to call upon him is a sinner, a liar, and worthy of condemnation if when they are corrected they do not repent and teach what is the truth.
    However, we can also ask family members to make Dua for us. We can ask Allah to grant us Dua through good deeds we have done, through oaths we make of doing a certain thing. We can ask Allah to grant us Duas for the sake of Muhammed and his purified progeny (this should be in every Dua anyway, even if it is just in the form of a Salawat). We can say 'Ya Muhammad' and all of these things have the same meaning:
    Allah is the one ultimately being called, to accept the intercession of whom he permits, by the Prophet (saw) and his purified progeny, in order to grant us our Duas.  Sadly some Shias have gone to such extremes, they have confused the rest of us about what Istigatha is. Extreme acts are found among zealots in every religion and sect.
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    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from PureExistence1 in why ask help from imam?   
    Many orthodox Sunnis as well as Shias believe in the concept of Istigatha. The idea is that only Allah has the power to grant Dua, and only by his will and permission does he allow a Dua to be granted. However, when one says 'Ya Muhammad' they are not claiming Muhammed (saw) chooses by his own knowledge, will, and judgement whether to 'grant' a Dua. To believe this means that Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى has retired from some of his attributes and is a heresy and i seek the refuge of Allah from such a deviant belief. What is meant however, is that Muhammed (saw) is the one who intercedes for you before Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى, and that through the intercession of Muhammed (saw) Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى grants you your wish and prayer.
    During the time of Muhammed (saw) people used to collect the water that dropped from his arms, his hair, relics, and even saliva to seek a cure through the Barakah of what came from Muhammed (saw).  It is perfect Tawheed to recognise those whom Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى has placed as his authorities and proof, and to show love to them, obey them, and approach Allah through them, indicating obedience to Allah and to those who he has given authority.
    According to a Hasan hadith in Kitab al-Kafi, volume 8, Muhammed (saw) states the in his grave he prays for the forgiveness of the sins of his Ummah. This is also reliably narrated in Sunni works. He is alive in his grave with the capability to receive Salams and answer the Salams (and it is a form of Dua when someone answers your Salam). He is able to receive the calls for intercession and thus able to intercede before Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى for the people of his Ummah, and the same applies to those who Allah has granted this right. It is honorary, and Allah alone is actually the one who decides which prayer to grant, how to grant it, and it is only by his will, decision and power that the intercession of Muhammed and his purified progeny (asws) has any effect at all.
    However there are some Shias who go too far and too much into extremes and say phrases which are dubious and confuse people, and i think work must be done to engage in dialogue and reform some of our own practises. 
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    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in why ask help from imam?   
    Sunni videos (not that i seek to use them to justify our beliefs using them as a proof, but it is good as they sometimes better explain things)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in why ask help from imam?   
    Just to elaborate further, the Shia believe that every act you make is done so only by Allah creating the existential possibility for you to perform that act. If i type, Allah creates in me the ability to type, and every single act i do, including my very own existence. That is all sustained by Allah at indefinitely, and had it not been, i would crease to exist. A doctor giving you medicine, is only so because Allah sustains that Doctors existence, and yours, and for the ability of that medicine to have any effect. 
    The Mutazila believe/d God created us, but then we create our own actions. If i move an arm, i've created the movement of my arm myself by merely moving it, and God did not need to create the ability for me to move my Arm nor do i rely on him for the existential capability to continue to exist.
    We believe God created us, and that God creates the ability for us to choose our own actions, and there is a constant reliance of God for the existential coming into being for every single thing.
    It can get confusing, but these are very subtle differences with great ramifications. 
  19. Like
    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in why ask help from imam?   
    Yes, this is correct.
    Anyone who believes Allah has retired from his role of the one who bestows, al-Wahab, and grants, and forgives, and is the one who ultimately decides whether or not to fulfil supplication, and only be his permission and power is it fulfilled is going into deviance and is compromising Tawheed and their Islam.
    The reality is, saying 'Ya Muhammad' does not mean we believe the Prophet (saw) grants any Dua by his will, his power, his judgement and his permission, and that Allah has retired from this - that would be deviance to the highest order and Shirk because you are claiming that the Prophet (saw) can sustain existence independent of Allah, will other than what Allah wills, and this is what the Mushrikeen believed about their Idols. 
    Rather we believe Allah grants us the Dua through the intercession of the Prophet (saw). We believe the supplication to be granted is the one Allah will judge to be granted. Even intercession on the day of judgement will not occur save if Allah permits an individual to intercede for another individual. Allah has not given the Prophet or Imams power to grant Duas, and then retires. Rather, every single Dua granted comes from the power of Allah, who is the one who sustains the existence of every single thing at every single point and is the one who gives existential power for that Dua to be granted. 
    Furthermore, we have many Duas where we call unto Allah, praise him, seek his help, and this is the main way we should be making Dua. The vast majority of our Duas are in this manner, and anyone who claims we are too sinful to ask Allah directly i declare that person a Liar, unless they do not intend the meaning to be the absolute one but a nuanced one. We should beg Allah, weep to him, call out to him, praise him, glorify him with beautiful supplications and know he is the ultimate one we rely on. Dua is our way of building a connection with our creator as well, and anyone who seeks to tell you not to call upon him is a sinner, a liar, and worthy of condemnation if when they are corrected they do not repent and teach what is the truth.
    However, we can also ask family members to make Dua for us. We can ask Allah to grant us Dua through good deeds we have done, through oaths we make of doing a certain thing. We can ask Allah to grant us Duas for the sake of Muhammed and his purified progeny (this should be in every Dua anyway, even if it is just in the form of a Salawat). We can say 'Ya Muhammad' and all of these things have the same meaning:
    Allah is the one ultimately being called, to accept the intercession of whom he permits, by the Prophet (saw) and his purified progeny, in order to grant us our Duas.  Sadly some Shias have gone to such extremes, they have confused the rest of us about what Istigatha is. Extreme acts are found among zealots in every religion and sect.
  20. Thanks
    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in why ask help from imam?   
    Many orthodox Sunnis as well as Shias believe in the concept of Istigatha. The idea is that only Allah has the power to grant Dua, and only by his will and permission does he allow a Dua to be granted. However, when one says 'Ya Muhammad' they are not claiming Muhammed (saw) chooses by his own knowledge, will, and judgement whether to 'grant' a Dua. To believe this means that Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى has retired from some of his attributes and is a heresy and i seek the refuge of Allah from such a deviant belief. What is meant however, is that Muhammed (saw) is the one who intercedes for you before Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى, and that through the intercession of Muhammed (saw) Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى grants you your wish and prayer.
    During the time of Muhammed (saw) people used to collect the water that dropped from his arms, his hair, relics, and even saliva to seek a cure through the Barakah of what came from Muhammed (saw).  It is perfect Tawheed to recognise those whom Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى has placed as his authorities and proof, and to show love to them, obey them, and approach Allah through them, indicating obedience to Allah and to those who he has given authority.
    According to a Hasan hadith in Kitab al-Kafi, volume 8, Muhammed (saw) states the in his grave he prays for the forgiveness of the sins of his Ummah. This is also reliably narrated in Sunni works. He is alive in his grave with the capability to receive Salams and answer the Salams (and it is a form of Dua when someone answers your Salam). He is able to receive the calls for intercession and thus able to intercede before Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى for the people of his Ummah, and the same applies to those who Allah has granted this right. It is honorary, and Allah alone is actually the one who decides which prayer to grant, how to grant it, and it is only by his will, decision and power that the intercession of Muhammed and his purified progeny (asws) has any effect at all.
    However there are some Shias who go too far and too much into extremes and say phrases which are dubious and confuse people, and i think work must be done to engage in dialogue and reform some of our own practises. 
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    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from Messenger313 in Boys please help I don't know what to do(boys only   
    You've got to treat this like a battle:
    1. In the long term, try to begin to get ready for marriage, by looking after yourself in terms of your mental, physical and spiritual aspects. Work hard and begin the path.
    2. Post Quran verses in your room, never be on a computer when you are alone but rather try to be on one when you are in a public gathering [as often as is possible].
    3. Lower your gaze at all times. This includes news anchors, people at the store. Although exercise sense with this as well - don't go into any extremes here. 
    4. That desire is strong, and you need to replace it with another emotion that is stronger. Think - what is powerful for you? What feeling do you have that overrides the feeling or emotion of doing the act?
  22. Completely Agree
    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from Gaius I. Caesar in British Shi'ism Exposed | The Shirazis, "Imam" Taw   
    While there is certainly a point to be made about sometimes going into far too much of an extreme against Shirazis or cults that form in his name - whether he is associated to them or not- it is undeniable there is a lot of Dhalalah coming from that crowd.
    Yasser al-Habib, the son in law of Sadiq Shirazi, has not just 'cursed', by the way. He has belittled and maligned Ulema, called certain companions homosexuals and gone into depth about male-fluid (i can't repeat) which have been translated into Indonesian and spread in Indonesia  - a country hostile to Shias already. It has made the rounds globally and has caused incredible carnage in various forms. His videos celebrating the death-day of wives of the Prophet (saw) and vitriolic lectures without any sense of rationality at best, and clutching at sources the consensus is not even upon, is ludicrous. Furthermore, he , like Saudi-Arabia, is not just someone who makes 'academic' criticism against Iran, but wholesale has launched in propaganda par on par with Saudi-Arabia to abuse, demonise, malign , twist and distort.
    The same applies to Tawhidi , who is and was beloved by the Media - in his early days at least- for writing various articles against Iran, calling them oppressive, tyrants, the cause of much blood and carnage and the like - all mirroring the propaganda parroted by Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, he promotes the same pathetic, weak and unacceptable claim the wife of the Prophet (saw) was promiscuous before marrying him, and after marrying him and was a prolific adulteress.  Put aside the support of the Shirazi group for abusing and for self-mutilation rituals on men, women and children, the issue is far deeper.
    Let's not have a straw man here and put across the idea these are sane, respectable individuals who just differ on jurisprudence and make fair academic criticisms. The problem is much deeper and the argument against them far more compelling. 
  23. Like
    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in British Shi'ism Exposed | The Shirazis, "Imam" Taw   
    While there is certainly a point to be made about sometimes going into far too much of an extreme against Shirazis or cults that form in his name - whether he is associated to them or not- it is undeniable there is a lot of Dhalalah coming from that crowd.
    Yasser al-Habib, the son in law of Sadiq Shirazi, has not just 'cursed', by the way. He has belittled and maligned Ulema, called certain companions homosexuals and gone into depth about male-fluid (i can't repeat) which have been translated into Indonesian and spread in Indonesia  - a country hostile to Shias already. It has made the rounds globally and has caused incredible carnage in various forms. His videos celebrating the death-day of wives of the Prophet (saw) and vitriolic lectures without any sense of rationality at best, and clutching at sources the consensus is not even upon, is ludicrous. Furthermore, he , like Saudi-Arabia, is not just someone who makes 'academic' criticism against Iran, but wholesale has launched in propaganda par on par with Saudi-Arabia to abuse, demonise, malign , twist and distort.
    The same applies to Tawhidi , who is and was beloved by the Media - in his early days at least- for writing various articles against Iran, calling them oppressive, tyrants, the cause of much blood and carnage and the like - all mirroring the propaganda parroted by Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, he promotes the same pathetic, weak and unacceptable claim the wife of the Prophet (saw) was promiscuous before marrying him, and after marrying him and was a prolific adulteress.  Put aside the support of the Shirazi group for abusing and for self-mutilation rituals on men, women and children, the issue is far deeper.
    Let's not have a straw man here and put across the idea these are sane, respectable individuals who just differ on jurisprudence and make fair academic criticisms. The problem is much deeper and the argument against them far more compelling. 
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    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in Who is your Favorite Quran Reciter?   
    Shahriyar Parhizghaar
    http://www.aviny.com/voice/quran/tartil_parhizgar_01.aspx
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    Intellectual Resistance got a reaction from Haydar Husayn in Did Albert Einstein Communicate with Borujerdi?   
    SubhanAllah, we are all a superstitious lot. From Hazrat Abbas throwing dozens of men into the air, to Jafar the notorious Jinn. When will we wake up and question things and stop believing everything we hear?  When will we ask for evidence in the same way we would ask for evidence if an Indian call-scammer tries to obtain our bank details for a so-called loan we have overdue? We do it for our day to day lives, but someone the criteria for evidence goes out of the window when it comes to religion. Half of the so-called quotes about Imam al-Hussain [as] from notable figures are actually fake with no sources, but plastered on the underground.
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