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In the Name of God بسم الله


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  1. Wasalaam wr, Ghusl Tartibi is done in the following manner: 1. First make sure that there is nothing which obstructs the water from reaching the skin .e.g. hair oil, nail polish, lipstick.... It is best to clean your complete body and then wash off the shampoo and soap. 2. Do your niyya - It must be Qurbatan Ilallah. You should know which ghusl you are doing. 3. Firstly it is wajib to pour water over your head down to the neck. It is mustahab to run your fingers through your hair so that the water reaches the roots of the hair and to make sure water reaches everywhere. 4. Then, it is wajib
  2. Wasalaam wr, Don't try to think of every word and its meaning, your aim and objective is to speak to Allah s.w.t, direct your heart and words towards him, surely when you recite you already know of the words and their meanings and as much as you contemplate them you will never fully fathom their complete meaning, that can be done after prayer. In your state of prayer, this is your moment and meeting with your Beloved Allah s.w.t, so instead try to speak those words and direct them with your heart towards God, Allah s.w.t chose those surahs for prayers because they are the best for YOU,
  3. Salaam, Dear guest, the cursed shaitan, always tries to find different methods to trap us, and as per the narrations from the Ahlulbayt this is where the doubt comes from. I came across a narration, the context of which was, that a similar situation as yours (doubt) was explained to the Imam a.s, and the Imam (a.s) replied that this man is worshipping the shaitan, and the one who asked the question was surprised and replied 'how is he worshipping the shaitan when he is doing this for the sake of God', and the Imam a.s replied, 'ask him yourself what is the source of the doubts he is list
  4. Salaam, Who said Hawza students are learning about mysticism from those who are not Shi'a?
  5. Salaam, The fayrouz ring changes color, usually from blue to green *mainly* or yellow when it comes in contact with chemicals (soap, washing liquid), or oils (perfumes etc.).
  6. Salaam, I sincerely apologize for the lateness of my reply! I was overcome with obligations at home, and i haven't been able to reply as much as i would like. I will probably review this reply later, and havent re-read what i wrote, but so that you have something to work with with regards to Arabic grammer, in order to understand the way plural and singular forms work you have to read up on arabic 'sarf', rather than 'nahw'. - For more about plural forms in Arabic, look for: اقسام الجمع There are many different plural forms, for beings with intellect, th
  7. Salaam Sister, This is a wet/dry trimmer, with 19 different settings from1mm to 10mm, and its in your price range and has relatively great reviews. https://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-ER-GB40-S-Mustache-Adjustable-Settings/dp/B008KEJ1LM/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1520497830&sr=8-2&keywords=Panasonic+beard+trimmer
  8. Salaam, I apologize for the lateness of my reply, I haven't been able to sit down and write for the past week due to obligations at home. As for your first and second questions, I can show you where you are wrong and I believe the excerpts i posted, show the Shia view of predestination and free will in Islamic Metaphysics in accordance to the narration that was mentioned by the brother, and secondly I already said to you " that you superimposed your own understanding on a single sentence". With regards to your second question, if you are genuinely interested you will find this topic b
  9. In the name of God, Have you not read anything I have posted or written from the start? This is a genuine question, because it seems you are adamant on repeating the same question over and over again. What is not logical is rather that you are arguing with yourself at the moment, because you asked a question based on a verse of your choosing, then claimed that verse is a myth and now after claiming it is a myth, you are arguing against the very myth you used to ask your question, once again answering yourself to justify a belief that is based on disproving a verse, which you yourself cons
  10. In the name of God, Thats true. Lets look at the verse before it to add some context without referring to history at the present time: His authority is only over those who take him as an ally and those who through him associate others with Allah. And when We substitute a verse in place of a verse - and Allah is most knowing of what He sends down - they say, "You, [O Muhammad], are but an inventor [of lies]." But most of them do not know. The books being referred to here as being replaced, are the Holy Scriptures, the Bible etc.
  11. In the name of God, According then to your own understanding and explanation, you quoted a verse that you consider to be a borrowed myth, since what you call a 'mythical story to warn Jews' is the same one from which the verse of the bible that you used to ask whether God repents is in, and in that case the answer remains unchanged, that God repenting is a myth and you have answered your question yourself. And All praise belongs to God, the All-Seeing, the All-Knowing, Lord of the heavens and the earth.
  12. Salaam, Your welcome, I am familiar with classical Arabic, and after contemplating your question and consultation, the answer to your question is in the phrase min butuniha , the min here is a harf jar, and it is a sign of tab'eeth حرف تبعيض: (نح) حرف يُقصد به الدَّلالة على جزء مِنْ كُلّ وهو حرف (مِنْ)، كما تُستعمل بعضُ معاني الحروف للدّلالة على التبعيض The min, in min butuniha, is a harf tab'eeth which as defined above is a letter that proves that a part instead of the whole, which would mean the ayah is saying indeed that only one of the stomachs is used as the min is pointing
  13. In the name of God, Salaam, As for how you're wrong, it is to me self evident, and if it is not to you, then i would suggest you contemplate it, it is not time worthy or relevant to discuss it any further as it will move us away from the main subject at hand. As for how I am wrong, it is correct, you seem to have quoted the 100th quatrain, and there is no shame in admitting fault. Nonetheless, it again fails to prove any point, to quote Omar al-Khayyam, as a proof, is a mistake in and of itself. You rush to correct me for assuming you meant the 110th quatrain, and rightfully so, yet y
  14. In the name of God, I am a bit confused by your statement, you quote Genesis in your original post, and then call it a myth 5 pages later ? Maybe you mean by myth, something other than what comes to mind, can you please explain or expand on what you consider Genisis to be? Since you quoted it then called it a myth, and the 'Lord' speaks in myths, then the answer to your point about Gods repentance, is that which the Muslims hold as well, it is a myth. We do not abrogate a verse or cause it to be forgotten except that We bring forth [one] better than it or similar to it. Do you
  15. And All praise belongs to God, the All-Seeing, the All-Knowing, Lord of the heavens and the earth.
  16. In the name of God, These few pages are from 'Knowledge and the Sacred' by S.H Nasr, they should properly address your questions with regards to 'predestination' and 'the problem of evil', 'If everything is predestined, what is the point in testing us?', God willing.
  17. In the name of God This is the dear brothers own wording, but such information is available to us through Commentary of the Holy Quran, and if my memory doesn't fail me, this was mentioned in Tafsir al-Safi for Mulla Muhsin al-Faydh al-Kashani, which is not available in English or Swedish. Though I might disagree, with some of the wording of his answer, it is nonetheless a great effort and the points are ones to be reflected on and taken into consideration, you must understand (and it seems that you do on one plane) that in the Islamic Tradition, the Quran is the w
  18. Salaam, No my friend, you are wrong, for even though the brother did not accurately write the Hadith, he also did not say that free will 'partial', which means you have fallen into error twice (to begin with) in saying that what the Imam said is wrong, and secondly that you superimposed your own understanding on a single sentence. Pity you jump to conclusions, and make generalizations, although it seems the brother in all due respect was slightly harsh in his responses, although, it seems you are no better. You fall into error again, twice, by firstly misquoting Omar Khayyam, and secon
  19. In the Name of God, It is a long read, but you must be patient for your questions, are very profound and cannot be answered so simply, nor can they be explained even through one article. They require much time and study, God willing this will be of use. On Freedom and Neccesity by M. Ali Lakhani: It is said that ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib, the son-in-law of the Holy Prophet of Islam, was once asked whether human beings possessed freedom or whether they were bound by the laws of necessity. According to the story, he responded by asking the questioner to ra
  20. Oh that's a shame, if there in need of a new scholar and its not an issue of finances let me know God willing maybe that can be sorted!
  21. In the name of God, There have been a lot of posts, i haven't been able to go through them all as of yet. A good explanation of free will has been given by the late Frithjof Schuon, in his book, 'Understanding Islam' in which he says: The idea of predestination, so strongly marked in Islam does not do away with the idea of freedom. Man is subject to predestination because he is not God, but he is free because he is made 'in the image of God.', God alone is absolute freedom, but human freedom, despite its relativity - in the sense that it is relatively absolute - is not something other th
  22. @andres Hey Andres, hope and pray your doing well!
    Just dropping by to ask which do you identify yourself with? I hate to ask this question, but i noticed on a post that you mentioned Protestantism and the reformation of Christianity, so i have to ask in order to give you any 'relevant' answer, i read the Bible often and I'm familiar with the works of several Christian saints, and been through some commentaries as well earlier.

    So id rather not bring anything you wouldn't find relevant or acceptable.
    Thank you, and I respect and praise your efforts at discussion and understanding God through different lenses.

  23. Wa 'alaykum al salam wa rahmatullah, If we look at the whole verse and focus on the words in bold: Then eat from all the fruits and follow the ways of your Lord laid down [for you]." There emerges from their bellies a drink, varying in colors, in which there is healing for people. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who give thought. The plural is used when referring to fruits, ways, colors, and people, you have taken the word 'butuniha' to mean its several stomachs when the whole context and manner of the verse is in plural form. It is not referring to one bee for the ver
  24. Wasalaam, The crack downs as far as i know, are on specific deviant Sufi tariqas, and not legitimate ones and/or ones allowed by the state. So for instance there were those extremists that took the Imam as Allah s.w.t, in Qom at one point, (not that all of them do, but this is just one example) and Ayatollah Makarim Shirazi [r.a] issued a fatwa against them, as did others possibly. And there was a reaction by the government.
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