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funklebits

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    funklebits got a reaction from Hameedeh in Plastic Pollution   
    If you can, buy clothes made from natural fibers instead of synthetic. 
    Clothing with synthetic material bleed micro plastic into the water when you wash them.
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    funklebits got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in Plastic Pollution   
    If you can, buy clothes made from natural fibers instead of synthetic. 
    Clothing with synthetic material bleed micro plastic into the water when you wash them.
  3. Completely Agree
    funklebits got a reaction from Mohammad Servant of Allah in Is marijuana considered an intoxicant ?   
    While it seems like the vast majority of everyone says yes, I will take the counter approach and tell you I do not believe it is. I have been a daily user for the past 25/26 years of my life and can say from my anecdotal evidence is it has been nothing but positive and has aided and helped me in ways I did not think possible. I would honestly say I am a better man for smoking it and my faith is stronger because of it. 
    However, I have not studied enough to truly give you any Islamic resources to support my position. But, I highly doubt there will be many that specifically say Cannabis before the early 1900s(The only reason it truly became an issue is when America chose it to enact racist policies). Everything I have read is phrased like, intoxicant and alcohol. To me, this is saying if something is as bad as alcohol flee. I agree with that completely.   
    Cannabis has fed our people, our cattle, provided textiles and clothing, it has been the sails on our ships and the ropes on its deck. Cannabis has been pivotal to Middle Eastern, Persian and Asian cultures and thought for thousands of years and it is a shame it has been demonized. 
    Alright everyone, let the comments fly. 
  4. Haha
    funklebits got a reaction from starlight in How did YOU increase your Islamic knowledge?   
    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? 

     
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    funklebits got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in Shia in Olympia WA or southern Puget Sound   
    Salaam Aliekum everyone,
     
    I hope everyone is having a most blessed Ramadan. 
     
    I'm sorry to to trouble everyone, but I was curious if anyone here or knows of any Shia presence in or around Olympia WA. The only Masjids I can find are a few hours away north from me. I have also had no success in reaching them by email. 
     
    Thank you in advance for any and all help. 
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    funklebits reacted to skaswani in Why Stop At Only 12 Imams? An Intellectual Query   
    1- Sorry?? The Aga Khan doesnt have no progeny?? he has 3 sons
    2- Furthermore, Ismaili Imams also claimed that their Imamat will continue till Qayamat, & Imams will always be "Hazir Imams" not "Gayab Imams" , , and that can also be taken as a litmus case to prove / disprove Ismaili Imamat
    3- Not only Ismailis have customized their faith, if that was the case, I believe then All Muslims would have no difference at all , is that so??
    4- Ismaili Imamat is about to collapse?? how come??
    5- Word Imam does mentioned in Qur'an 12 times, it is also mentioned Imams singular as well as plural , so what does it provide? .. I kindly read my above mentioned 3 questions and if possible try to reply them logically,, I'll be thankful.
     
    my some logical questions if u can reply logically
     
    thanks
  7. Disagree
    funklebits reacted to Darth Vader in Why Stop At Only 12 Imams? An Intellectual Query   
    The Ismaili have tried this. But their present Imam, their 49th, has no progeny despite many efforts and all and therefore the Ismaili customized system of imamate is about to collapse for them.
    In the Qur'an, the word "Imam" is mentioned exactly 12 times.
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    funklebits got a reaction from Noor Taleb in Is marijuana considered an intoxicant ?   
    My man @aaaz1618 speaks the truth
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    funklebits got a reaction from Noor Taleb in Is marijuana considered an intoxicant ?   
    While it seems like the vast majority of everyone says yes, I will take the counter approach and tell you I do not believe it is. I have been a daily user for the past 25/26 years of my life and can say from my anecdotal evidence is it has been nothing but positive and has aided and helped me in ways I did not think possible. I would honestly say I am a better man for smoking it and my faith is stronger because of it. 
    However, I have not studied enough to truly give you any Islamic resources to support my position. But, I highly doubt there will be many that specifically say Cannabis before the early 1900s(The only reason it truly became an issue is when America chose it to enact racist policies). Everything I have read is phrased like, intoxicant and alcohol. To me, this is saying if something is as bad as alcohol flee. I agree with that completely.   
    Cannabis has fed our people, our cattle, provided textiles and clothing, it has been the sails on our ships and the ropes on its deck. Cannabis has been pivotal to Middle Eastern, Persian and Asian cultures and thought for thousands of years and it is a shame it has been demonized. 
    Alright everyone, let the comments fly. 
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    funklebits got a reaction from aaaz1618 in Is marijuana considered an intoxicant ?   
    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.
     
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    funklebits got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in $999 Monitor stand - gone too far?   
    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. 
  12. Confused
    funklebits reacted to Mzwakhe in If you could change your name would you? If so to what?   
    Talking about character assassination, maybe I would change my name to Muhammad Ali from Mzwakhe Kgomo just to provoke the satans behind low lows. You know, only satans hate Muhammad(s) as he's the best of all beings & Ali(عليه السلام) is the same thing with Muhammad(s). Forget the names IA.
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    funklebits got a reaction from Noor Taleb in If you could change your name would you? If so to what?   
    Salaam Aliekum my friends,
    I have a strange question for everyone, 
    If you had a chance to change your name would you? If so what would it be? If you are willing to share why I would also like to hear. 
    Thank you for your time and thoughts. 
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    funklebits reacted to Abu Hadi in Is marijuana considered an intoxicant ?   
    I fully agree with your post and I would like to applaud you for this clear logic. 
    The issue of intoxicants and their being forbidden in Islam is such a clear issue, I'm not sure how there can still be those who are confused about this. 
    Marijuana is an intoxicant, therefore it is forbidden. Full Stop. 
    The only exception to this is if it is prescribed by a doctor in the course of a legitimate medical treatment. I've heard the definition of 'legitimate medical treatment' stretched, so let me define this further. 'Legitimate Medical Treatment' is a course of treatment that has been accepted by a consensus amoung fully qualified and licensed physicians as being non-harmful to the patient as well as being the most effective way available to the patient to cure or alleviate the symptoms of an active disease state in the patient. This treatment must be done under the supervision of a licensed medical professional who is authorized by the National, State, or Local government to prescribe medicines and oversee this particular course of treatment. If the patient can find an alternative treatment that is both non harmful and also servers to cure or alleviate symptoms of the disease and doesn't involve the use of marijuana, they are obligated to follow that alternative course of treatment and not the one that involves marijuana. 
    If the use of marijuana is within the above parameters, it is not haram, otherwise it is. Clear enough ? 
  15. Completely Agree
    funklebits got a reaction from starlight in $999 Monitor stand - gone too far?   
    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. 
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    funklebits reacted to Qasim_Husayn in How to prove ismaili false   
    https://ismailignosis.com/2016/07/09/the-aga-khans-direct-descent-from-prophet-muhammad-historical-proof/
     
    Can someone give me evidence why imam Muda khadim is the sucessor of Imam jafar sadiq. Can we give enough evidence to convince ismaili. 
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    funklebits reacted to Jawid Akbari in Marriage Between Shia Ithnaasheri And Shia Ismaili   
    There is no problem in the marriage of a Muslim with another Muslim.  The Ismailis are also considered to be Muslims but it is makrooh to marry them because of their deviation from the right path.  However, the marriage is in order. It should be noted that marriage is an important event in every body's life.  It is necessary to give importance to it because it affects one's whole life.  Educating children and protecting them from deviation are highly important.  Although marriage with Isamailis is permissible as per the Islamic law, it may end up in some difficulties because of some religious differences between the parties to the marriage.  Naturally, the differences will lead to some problems for the children; their lives will be affected.  Hence, it is better to avoid marriage with them and to marry someone who is the follower of the twelve Imams and the pure family of the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him and his pure progeny.
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    funklebits reacted to aqeelfair4u in Marriage Between Shia Ithnaasheri And Shia Ismaili   
    Shia 12 imamia should avoid marriages with ismails.atleast i think of this..but we should follow a marja in this regard
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    funklebits reacted to mostafaa in Marriage Between Shia Ithnaasheri And Shia Ismaili   
    Since they think Ismail was the chosen imam after imam Sadeq, they allow you to say La'n (damn) other Imams because imamat wasn't their rights do they took over it and claim what was a Lie.
    do think this is permissible and if so, will you let it happen? !!!
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    funklebits reacted to AS316 in Marriage Between Shia Ithnaasheri And Shia Ismaili   
    He is Aga Khani but he and his family consider themselves Muslim. Muslim is anyone that believes in Allah, Prophet Muhammed, and the Quran (which they do). They are considered Shia because they believe in Imam Ali and all of the same seven Imams that we do...except then they diverge and now have I believe 49 Imams. So yes they are Muslim, they just practice and believe slightly differently. 
  21. Disagree
    funklebits reacted to Al-Hassan in Marriage Between Shia Ithnaasheri And Shia Ismaili   
    It depends on which type of Ismaili the person you intend to marry is. Dawoodi Bohras are generally Muslim, but Agha Khanis are not Muslim. 
  22. Disagree
    funklebits reacted to Gypsy in Ismaili's Don't Believe In Hazrat Ali's Imamat?   
    The current Aga Khanis or followers of Aga Khan, if they are even religious, have mostly adopted the Sunni fundamentals. But you can still find some of his followers who still holds Ali (as) in high regards and deemed him as the rightful heir to the Holy Prophet (pbuh). But it is hard to figure out what their religious belief is in the 20th and 21th century because most of them or a very significant number of them are very secular. Even the Aga Khan and his family do not appear to be holding to some of the traditional Islamic values that are heavily emphasized in Islam.
    Their practices are quite different, not only from us, the Shia, but also from other Muslims. I remember seeing a cultural video of them performing arts and dances wondering if they have been heavily influenced by the cultural aspect of other religion.
    I don't know what you mean by they are claiming themselves as being Shia? We don't really consider anyone other than us as Shia. Unfortunately, we cannot stop people using the label Shia.
    Think of this way. The Sunnah wal-Jamaah claim that they are living and following the Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh) and even refereed to themselves as Sunni. But we know that isn't true.
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    funklebits reacted to Son of Placid in How to prove ismaili belief is false   
    That could be said in another way... Acceptance of people as they are. Many groups take on this approach in order to bring people to God. What they do with it is up to them. An open church can help one another. The stricter the church, the darker the sins.
    In Paul's first letter to the Corinthians he wrote, "All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any." 
    Later on, in the same letter he wrote almost the same thing, "All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify." 
    I doubt you see the Imam in a casino, nor in a bar. 
    You are only confused with the rulings of competing religions. It would seem to me your conscience is fine. You know you don't have to gamble even if the entire assembly does. If a member offers you alcohol, you don't have to take it.  A church, (aka temple, aka mosque) should be regarded as a place where you can go and worship God as you know Him. 
    The truth is...nobody actually knows the truth.
    My Father has studied more than 60 years and he would tell you, Learn God, love God, practice the love that you learn. 
  24. Disagree
    funklebits reacted to Aam Admi in How to prove ismaili belief is false   
    Because it is very convenient religion. No hard and fast rules, you can Gamble and or drink sell spirits..No dress code in Jamat khanas etc. which is totally against Islam...Sorry, I am a Ismaili..Still trying to figure out what the truth is. Confused as anything..
  25. Disagree
    funklebits reacted to Aam Admi in How to prove ismaili belief is false   
    Because it is very convenient religion. No hard and fast rules, you can Gamble and or drink sell spirits..No dress code in Jamat khanas etc. which is totally against Islam...Sorry, I am a Ismaili..Still trying to figure out what the truth is. Confused as anything..
     
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