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funklebits

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  1. Thank you brother, and for my part, I am sorry for being an [edit] to you.
  2. Every person should defend Muslims women's right. For my part, it doesn't matter what their faith is. I believe it is incumbent on every good person to protect each other and those who can't protect or defend themselves. I also think this segues nicely into another thread that got virtually no traffic,
  3. I was part of a small discussion that talked about the direction tech companies are going and someone said, Apple isn't really a tech company anymore, but a fashion company. I can't remember the gent's name, but he's not lying.
  4. @Ali~J & @Aragaia thank you brothers. I have much to ponder, study, and reflect on.
  5. Thank you for this and nope from opposite sides of the world from each other. After reading through this it looks like I am hell bound.
  6. These answers seem crazy to me. My father was physically and mentally abusive and as soon as I could physically stop him I did. One of the happiest days of my life was when my Mother (may Allah bless and keep her) divorce him and kick him out. From the moment he was removed life got better in every conceivable way. It's hard for me to bring what everyone is saying together with Allah the ever merciful and ever just. To me it's like trying to put a round peg in a square hole. Can some please give a Qua'rnic or Hadith source? I mean I can understand (not really) the advice coming from a cultural or historical perspective, but man. It just doesn't seem to jive with me. I am truly not trying to start trouble, just learn.
  7. My apologies if I offended, it truly wasn't my goal, To be honest I don't know really anything about the Gent you mentioned as your thread was what made me aware of him. However, it did remind of me another person who is making similar claims in Russia. It was just an interesting coincidence I thought I would share. Sorry if I derailed the conversation or gave offense
  8. I mean no offense by this, but this reminds of that Russian cat named Vissario who says he is Isa (PB) Description from Wikipedia, "Vissarion claims to be a reincarnated Christ. He teaches reincarnation, vegetarianism, and apocalypse. On 18 August 1990, when he was 29, Vissarion claims that he had a revelation that he was the reincarnation of Christ. He first spoke publicly in Minusinsk on 18 August 1991. He founded the "Church of the Last Testament" (Церковь Последнего Завета Tserkov Poslednego Zaveta), also known as "Community of Unified Faith"." https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vissarion?wprov=sfla1
  9. Please forgive this question, but I want to make sure I understand this right, The reason there are 12 Imans is because of the use of 12 historically in our faith, like in the examples given in the past few comments? Also are the Hadiths that, @Ethics Quoted the main Hadiths used for this or is there more? Please know that I am in no way trying to be a smart mouth or fool. Just trying to find all the puzzle pieces.
  10. Sorry you haven't gotten any replies yet. If you want I am happy to email my instructor and ask if he wouldn't mind writing something up that I could post for you.
  11. Just watched Little Mosque on the Prairie. What a brilliant show that ended too soon. I wish there was a real life version of this near my house in the PNW. Little Mosque in the Rainforest maybe....
  12. Thank you for this and that's a brilliant way to phrase it.
  13. I think it is also important to integrate the brain's actual development into the conversation of being mature enough to marry. From the most recent litertaure, it seems that our brains don't stop maturing until the mid-twenties. Please understand I am not saying one thing or another, but I do think it adds another dimension to this debate. Ref; https://mentalhealthdaily.com/2015/02/18/at-what-age-is-the-brain-fully-developed/ https://www.reference.com/science/age-brain-stop-developing-fcc9a17b5c52f5ef https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=141164708
  14. My God, the amount of arrogance, condescension, and assumptions in this is astounding. Well done. Please have no fear of sounding rude brother. After being on this site for a while and seeing how you have responded to other people and now reading this I can honestly say, I wouldn't give a whores promise for your thoughts on this or really any other matter. No offense intended brother.
  15. I second this. Nothing else makes me want to walk away from Islam more than other Muslims.
  16. My goal today is to finalize my daily routine/schedule and implement it in the following days and week. I just moved back home after 19 years, praise be to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) the ever merciful for allowing it, and my day to day has been all wonky. Nothing big or exciting, but something I am pretty excited about.
  17. If you are willing to spend a few coin ($450 US) per semester eHawza.com is pretty awesome. I can not recommend it enough. I have no doubt you are more knowledgeable than I so you may not find the same value in it that I do. However, I would like to point out it is self-paced with a 9-month window allowed per semester. So if you find the course material unchallenging you can always speed through to reach the interesting bits. I really like Sheikh Mansour (his personal story is also interesting) the founder of the school who is also the lecturer. I have only completed the first course, Introduction to Islam and am now working on the course Ahlul-Bayt ((عليه السلام)). I am only 4 lessons in and am honestly excited to learn more. Please find some reference links below should you wish to explore more. School: eHawza.com Founder and lecturer: https://ehawza.com/hawza/about/founder Elephant jumping on a trampoline, because why not?
  18. Is an app something that can be made a reality? That would be amazing.
  19. This is an excellent question and something I have pondered over. If I may be so bold as to offer a thought, Humans had already evolved on Earth, but it was the spark of conciseness (Aadam [PBH]) that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) implanted into the first "man".
  20. Thank you for the advice and that's kind of a bummer.
  21. I have no issue making that claim. I have no doubt they are religious scholars of high acclaim and have spent decades studying the faith, but that doesn't equate to knowledge of all the world and that which resides in it. Nor does it protect them from their own bias or bias in the community. I don't think I hold them in the same regard as you and do not want to say anything further for fear of accidentally offending anyone. However, I know them not and am not just going to change my mind based on what they say. Thank you for the recommendation and for linking these videos. I had not seen the first, but have watched the second. Nothing they said changes my mind and to be honest there was a lot I disagreed with. But what can you do? I think it is safe to say that you and I will not agree on this. I think it is also to safe to say the majority of people on this site and I won't agree with each other on this subject.
  22. The summary is, it does not ever take control of you physically or mentally. It only aids. It is hard to explain to someone who doesn't know anything about it. I replied to another that has a description of it. I hope this helps.
  23. I wouldn't say I make the rules as I go, rather I discover them through faith, practical application of faith and education. I take it you have no knowledge of Cannabis other than being told about it so the quick of it is, you don't lose control. It does influence thought but not in a way that can be easily described. I think the best way to describe it is through a metaphor. The mental effects it has is the same as if you are sitting in a chair in a room looking through a window that has been darkened out. When you smoke several shades of color are taken away from that window and allow you to see a clearer picture of what's outside. If Cannabis was abused and a person chooses to consume a ton of it (which by the way you can consume your body wieght and not die) the worst that will happen to him is they will get sleepy and hungry. Cannabis or rather THC is naturally occurring and the brain has several receptors for it naturally. If you consume too much the body flushes it all of your system and no matter how much you ingest afterwards you'll never be able to be under its influence until you get a good sleep in.
  24. Sorry about that. I'm on mobile and lost everything when I tried to reply
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