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  1. funklebits

    The Ayatollahs

    Hameedeh, your the best. Thank you. Respectfully~ Funk
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    The Ayatollahs

    Thank you for the quick reply. Does that mean they are all to be followed?
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    The Ayatollahs

    Salaam Alaikum everyone, Sorry to trouble you all, but I am new to Shi’a Islam and had a quick question in regards to the Ayatollahs. I also wanted to apologize in advance should the ignorance of my question offend. Question; Are all the current Ayatollah’s followed or are there are different school’s of thought among them and it is up to the individual to discovery which is to be followed? Thank you again for your time and I look forward to hearing from you. Reference; List of current Maraji https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_Maraji Respectfully~ Funk
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    Salaam Aliekum Dhulfikar, Thank you for your reply and the reference. I look forward to reading it. Respectfully~ Funk
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    Salam Alakium all, Can anyone site reliable sources stating Cannabis is haram? I apologize in advance, if this causes a bit of a brew ha ha. Respectfully~ Funk
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    New Laptop - Help!

    Salam Alaikum, I think you may have several options open to you. If everything you do can be web-based, like Office 360/Google Docs, Netflix/Hulu, etc... you could get away with a Chromebook or even a tablet with a keyboard. They are ultralight and have decent battery life. But, please keep in mind a Chromebook may look like a laptop, but it kinda isn't. A few short articles on the difference, https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/chromebooks-vs-windows https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/chromebook-vs-laptop/ Lenovo, as mentioned by many, is a solid choice. My main rig is a Lenovo X230. It's a bit dated, but it runs like a champ and barring anything crazy I plan to use it for several more years to come. Here is a link to Lenovo's site and maybe an option for you https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-13-series/c/thinkpad13?menu-id=13_Series My last recommendation is to google the question "best laptops for under 500 2017" or if you're not opposed to buying a used laptop the same question, but with 2016/2015 instead of 2017 and looking for one that is refurbished. All the luck. Respectfully~ Funk
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    going to a gay wedding

    I think King's reply sums it up. Brief, eloquent and to the point. She is your friend and she helped you when no others would. Respectfully~ Funk
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    What is everyone's most trusted news source?

    Salaam Alaykum, This is an excellent question and one I wish more people asked. I admire your search for truth and hope your journey is fruitful. As for me, I use Google News for general high-level news. It's easy to set up (link below) and aggregates a ton of news sources. I also use Radio Europe, Radio Free Asia, and the Associated Press when diving into issues. Personalize Google News Feed: https://support.google.com/news/answer/1146405?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en Radio Free Europe: https://www.rferl.org/ Radio Free Asia: http://www.rfa.org/english/ Associated Press: https://www.apnews.com/ I also wanted to pass along a link I a came across during my own research. The below link is to a google spreadsheet that some people have created to attempt and label as many news sources as possible on their biases. Unreliable / Fake News Sites & Sources https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xDDmbr54qzzG8wUrRdxQl_C1dixJSIYqQUaXVZBqsJs/edit#gid=1337422806 I hope this helps. Respectfully~ Funk
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    Recommend Some Good Shia Books For Beginners

    "Then I was guided" is an excellent recommendation. It is an enlightening and enjoyable tale. A part of me wishes I could have traveled with him and had the same experiences. Respectfully~ Funk