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  1. All Prophets were succeeded by a hujjah of some kind whether Imams or not. The fundamental mistake in any non-imami system is their failure to recognize the necessity of the hujjah without which God's purpose of creating and honoring man cannot truly be fulfilled. As per the teachings of Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) there has always been a hujjah on the Earth from Adam till now. Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) mentioned that without this truth and falsehood would not even be recognized, he also mentioned another purpose of the hujjah is keeping the religion pure.
  2. Walaykum Salam The modern majority opinion including that of Sayyed Sistani, Sayyed Sadiq Shirazi, and Sayyed Ali Khamenei is that a virgin woman needs the permission of her wali to get married (whether temporary or permanent). But not all contemporary maraji' and shi'I scholars historically agreed with this, arguably the majority opinion in the past was the opposite of the modern one. Sayyed Sadiq Rohani, undoubtedly pretty traditionalist, says a mature virgin girl doesn't need permission for marriage including mut'a. But even if its permissible for a virgin girl to engage in it its makruh and not a good idea given societal perceptions. For a young shi'I man who fears for his chastity there is no reason for him not to do mut'a if he is able, there is zero karaha on him doing so in fact its mustahab for him.
  3. By lesser God I mean ontologically lesser. Polytheistic pantheons typically had a hierarchy of gods, its not like they were all equal. Some would even be the children of other gods which is something the idolaters of quraish believed. They believed Allah had daughters who were goddesses. It is impossible for there to be a god that is ontologically equal with the necessary existence. I don't see why it would be irrational for Allah to create a lesser god that has independent powers or a god that is dependent on His will. I really don't see how that verse proves what you are saying. This ayah is in reference to their claims regarding the idols and images according to shaykh toosi. Obviously idols and images do not have power over things and nor do they reason, they are things humans make. أَمِ اتَّخَذُوا مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ شُفَعَاءَ can just be that those intercessors they took besides Allah weren't actually given the power of intercession by Allah regardless of what they believe. This is reminiscent of when Abraham (as) destroyed the idols and his conversation with his people. Are you saying idol worship would have been okay if they believed it was with the permission of Allah? I don't see how this proves they believed their idols had ontologically equality with Allah nor does it say they believed they had power that wasn't contingent on Allah. There are many ayat that seem to posit that the idolaters of quraish posited their gods and idols as lesser than Allah. Allah would be the supreme creator God in their pantheon. For instance: فَإِذَا رَكِبُوا فِي الْفُلْكِ دَعَوُا اللَّهَ مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ الدِّينَ فَلَمَّا نَجَّاهُمْ إِلَى الْبَرِّ إِذَا هُمْ يُشْرِكُونَ - 29:65 And when they board a ship, they supplicate Allah, sincere to Him in religion. But when He delivers them to the land, at once they associate others with Him. Why would they do this unless they believed that ultimately Allah is in control and is greater than their other gods? قُلْ مَن يَرْزُقُكُم مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ أَمَّن يَمْلِكُ السَّمْعَ وَالْأَبْصَارَ وَمَن يُخْرِجُ الْحَيَّ مِنَ الْمَيِّتِ وَيُخْرِجُ الْمَيِّتَ مِنَ الْحَيِّ وَمَن يُدَبِّرُ الْأَمْرَ ۚ فَسَيَقُولُونَ اللَّهُ ۚ فَقُلْ أَفَلَا تَتَّقُونَ - 10:31 Say, "Who provides for you from the heaven and the earth? Or who controls hearing and sight and who brings the living out of the dead and brings the dead out of the living and who arranges [every] matter?" They will say, " Allah," so say, "Then will you not fear Him?"
  4. Why reject it? It's a good story with a good message. It's also reported in our hadith literature. Socrates was also very ugly yet was the wisest man alive well at least that's what the oracle said about him. Also, his name is reported as Juwaybir in a hadith in furu' al kafi. https://purifiedhousehold.com/ugly-juwaybir-and-his-marriage/
  5. Many of the attributes of God are not unique to God (e.g. creatures can be merciful and God is merciful). If you mean the essential attributes of God then no they can't if those attributes are absolutely unique to Him (e.g. having no beginning, omniscience, omnipotence). Nothing that exists is independent of Allah, nothing can happen expect by His will. I don't know exactly what you mean by independent. Defining deity or gods is a bit tricky. Its rationally possible for God to create a lesser god that He would order people to worship, this is basically what early logos theologians believed about Jesus. This lesser god can still be dependent on God. To pray to anyone besides Allah is shirk regardless of whether one believes the thing they are praying to is independent of Allah, I dont know what needs to be explained there. The mushrikun of quraish ultimately believed those who they worshiped besides Allah were dependent on Allah. They said they worshiped them only to get closer to Allah.
  6. Multiplicity of gods is only incoherent if those gods are ontologically equal with the one uncaused cause who is the necessary being. If those gods are lesser deities then it is coherent. I don't see how shirk is rationally impossible. There is a hadith that says the servant is not a mushrik until he prays to other than Allah, slaughters for other than Allah, or does dua to other than Allah.
  7. Mormons believe in a plurality of gods, its hard to see how they won't enter the fire. They believe in a God who was once a man who became God and lives on a planet. They say this God has wives who he sleeps with and we are his spirit children. They also believe God cant create rather he changes the configuration of matter. Evidently it seems mormons believe in a different God. "Niceness" ain't enough to get you to paradise.
  8. Actually it's very much possible since the Quran does it all the time. I never mentioned their origin determining their eternal destination but what they do and believe does, I'm not from a shia family yet I'm shia.
  9. "Bad people" and "good people" are very vague useless descriptions without objective criteria, there are idolaters that are nice people but that doesn't change the fact they are going to hell.
  10. It's interesting if you read what our classical or really any pre- modern scholars said about mukhalifeen they were very much not pro unity. Some even believed all non-12ver shia were najis. Sayyed khoie said that the kufr of the mukhalifeen is proved from mutawatir narrations along with the permissibility of cursing them and the obligation of doing bara'ah from them. Religious unity isn't necessary, we can get along with and tolerate people of all faiths even idol worshipers.
  11. The point of the creation is solely for the glorification of Allah, as Allah says he created the jinn and man to worship Him. You cannot approach this from a man-centered way of thinking. We are the creation and He is the creator. We can only believe by the grace of Allah. وَلَوْ أَنَّنَا نَزَّلْنَا إِلَيْهِمُ الْمَلَائِكَةَ وَكَلَّمَهُمُ الْمَوْتَىٰ وَحَشَرْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ قُبُلًا مَّا كَانُوا لِيُؤْمِنُوا إِلَّا أَن يَشَاءَ اللَّهُ وَلَٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَهُمْ يَجْهَلُونَ - 6:111 And even if We had sent down to them the angels [with the message] and the dead spoke to them [of it] and We gathered together every [created] thing in front of them, they would not believe unless Allah should will. But most of them, [of that], are ignorant. إِنَّ السَّاعَةَ لَآتِيَةٌ لَّا رَيْبَ فِيهَا وَلَٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ - 40:59 Indeed, the Hour is coming - no doubt about it - but most of the people do not believe. وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ - 51:56 And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.
  12. Yes what I'm saying is pretty mainstream theology. Every Muslim believes that God is "عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ", the question is what does this mean. God cannot do injustice as He is in His essence just. Allah is beginningless (qidam) and it is inconceivable that He creates something that is also qidam since by definition a creation is muhdath. Basically God can do things which can possibly be done and create things that are creatable. Allah being al qadir doesn't pertain to those things that are مستحيل.
  13. Yes there are things God cannot do, this is like theology 101. God's omnipotence only pertains to that which is logically coherent which are the only things possible. God cannot create another God or He cannot create a rock so heavy He can't lift or make a square circle and so on. God cannot break His promise because that would contradict His essence. It is connected because the man wanted to save his people from the eternal hellfire. Allah will forgive someone if they repent before they die even if they did shirk but the one who dies upon kufr and shirk will never be forgiven by Him as is very clear in the Quran.
  14. I know if I ask God for forgiveness He will forgive me because He has promised that to His believing slaves. Its false to say people with fear of God wouldn't care about the destiny of others, just read surah yaseen. The man who is killed by his people says "Oh how I wish my people could know how my lord have forgiven me and placed me among the honored". The man wishes his people would know the truth since his people were damned to the eternal fire for not following the messenger sent to them. Every exclusivistic religion makes exclusivistic claims, this is just a platitude. People focus a lot on the mercy of Allah and talk about it endlessly nowadays, I think what we are missing is some good old fashioned fear of God. He is the most merciful yet also severe in punishment. The Quranic descriptions of such punishments are gruesome. Maybe you should re-read what you posted. There are many narrations where the imams (as) send la'nah on Ibn Muljam which proves he will be thrown into the fire just like all other enemies of Aal Muhammad (as). Allah cannot forgive a nasibi who doesn't do tawbah before death because that would contradict His word where He says that those who disbelieve will be eternally in the fire.
  15. Walaykum Salam. No it doesn't guarantee guidance or salvation. There are sincere people who follow false religions. Its reported that ibn muljam was very much outwardly pious even being among the qurra nonetheless he will be in hell forever. Where do you get the idea that most people who hold to the walayah of ahlul bayt (as) are going to hell? If someone believes in their walayah and does bara'ah from their enemies they will enter paradise even if they have a multitude of major sins as per clear riwayat of ahlul bayt (as). The sects of "shia" who will end up in hell are those who either didn't believe in the 12 imams or didnt do bara'ah from their enemies. We do have true leadership in our imam who is the representative of God on earth, the one who knows his imam will not be harmed by any delay in his return and the one who doesn't know his imam dies a death of jahiliyya.
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