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Muntazir e Mahdi

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  1. ﷲ اکبر I am so happy to see so much discussion! I am learning a lot. I just saw through the massive influx of post just now, since ShiaChat got banned in Pakistan again and I am currently giving my university semester finals which are keeping me busy. I hope this topic keeps traction, as truly this is very intriguing. جزاک ﷲ Thank you to everyone who has shared their thoughts so far!
  2. Hmm. I was thinking about this. The Euphrates uncovering a mountain of gold. Is it possible that this is a metaphorical? Perhaps that mountain of gold can represent something... It seems unlikely, and I am not learned enough to support the idea myself, but I thought I would mention it. JazakAllah, all that is a lot of information. I am too lowly in thinking regarding these matters, so would it be possible for you to perhaps add some commentary for better understanding? I would appreciate it a lot and so would other forum members I am sure. JazakAllah. A very intriguing discussion this is becoming MashaAllah.
  3. Profoud! I did not think of Shaam including Anatolia, the Ottomans, the red flags, NATO actions. Wow. That distinction is a fair point... And yes, the Sufyani and the Dajjal are distinct figures. As for the Sufyani being an Arab, couldn't one argue that is not necessary in modern times? He could be considered of Sufyani descent even if once someone from the descendants of Abu Sufyan went to these other regions and passed on the Sufyani line. After all, it is well known that the Infallible Imams (عليه السلام) were not all pure Arabs by the time of Imam al-Baqiyatullah (عليه السلام), due to the mothers s.a of those Imams (عليه السلام) being from regions such as North Africa, etc, though it is very possible Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) changed nature's way for the Imams (عليه السلام) as a miracle, which would explain why Ahadith state Imam al-Baqiyatullah (عليه السلام) will have an Arab complexion. As for the rising from Shaam, that is a very fair point. But could the Hadith mean that first he takes control of Damascus, through a less 'visible' operation. after which he would openly make claims that would place him as the Sufyani? That Hadith is also very compelling. A lot of sources online also suggest that the man will rise from Yemen, and this Hadith does seem to support that idea. JazakAllah for your insight! Please, discuss this more, it is a very interesting and even important topic. Other forum members should come in too! :)
  4. I have seen on other forums online Shi'as discussing the situation in Yemen and Afghanistan, and how the Yamani and Khorasani may soon rise given the current situations. Alternatively, some of them also contend that instead of Afghanistan, the region is Eastern Iran, as today that is known as Khorasan primarily. That also made me think, if we choose to ignore modern names, then couldn't it be argued that instead of modern day Syria, the Sufyani could emerge from old ash-Shaam? Meaning Greater Syria/Syria-Palestine/Levant? With that logic, one could easily argue that the likely origin is Israel for the Sufyani, or at least somewhere nearby. What are your thoughts on all of this? JazakAllah
  5. وعلیکم السلام زینب، زہراء، زکیہ۔ اِلتماسِ دعا۔
  6. Bismillah, salaam. I have university mid term exams going on currently. I have been studying hard for them while trying to manage personal and family matters. I request that you pray these matters improve and Allah gives me success in my exams. JazakAllah. Wasalaam.

  7. Requesting Du'a... Please spare some time to include my family and I in your Du'as... JazakAllah...

  8. ... Adding bacon to cookies? That is certainly a strange way to eat a cookie
  9. Bismillah. Salaam. Requesting prayers. JazakAllah. Wasalaam.

  10. My eyes tear up at this kalaam... O Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)... Please reveal Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام) soon and make us amongst his supporters...
  11. Bismillah Salaam Firstly, I hope you find patience in your pain, and so does everyone in pain. Secondly, the answer is most certainly that do not look into such matters for revenge, for if this were the way, us Shi'a would resort to black magic to personally bring pain to those who are enemies of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and his progeny (عليه السلام). Verily, the greatest injustice that can be done is towards them, then greater towards the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), and the greatest towards Allah Himself. So if it is prohibited for us to look to such methods in even these cases, then injustices towards our own beings are most certainly no exception. The concept of justice against those who have wronged, oppressed, committed transgressions, etc inherently relies on an authority that is beyond the human understanding of perfect, and thus Allah Himself. Most people are well aware of this. But, with this, an intrinsic property of justice then is that at times, matters must be left to Allah so that he may deal with such people with perfect utmost justice. Surely, this does not mean one should say, refuse to defend themselves when attacked, rather one should defend themselves and do their part in justice generally in any situation, but in some cases, the part one must do is having patience and faith in Allah and His Divine Justice that yields reward to the good, such as those patient and oppressed, in the Hereafter with certainty and even the current world if that is best, and yields due retribution to the bad, such as those who oppress, in the Hereafter with certainty and even the current world if that is best. Not only are you jeopardising the chances of perfect justice being in your favour and against your oppressor by trying to do what is more than your part (for example by killing someone who tried to fist-fight you only), but in your case specifically, you are also doing so severely by resorting to such highly prohibited measures. I recall a saying from one of the Imams, I believe it was Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (عليه السلام), but I am not sure.... (If someone knows what saying I refer to in the following, please do let me know of the exact words of the saying and who it is attributed to, along with a reference preferably) I paraphrase it, but the gist of it is that if a trial beings you closer to Allah then it is a test and if a trial brings you further from Allah then it is a curse. My message at the end is that, please, do not make such a grave mistake. Wasalam
  12. Bismillah, Salaam.

    I hope you have a good day, insha'Allah :)

  13. Bismillah, Salaam...

    Requesting prayers for our brothers and sisters in Palestine, Afghanistan, and everywhere in the world generally. Please pray for the reappearance of Imam al-Qāʾim (عليه السلام) to happen very soon. Please pray with all your being and with utmost sincerity...


  14. One of the traits of Imam Ameer al-Mu'mineen!
  15. Dates are very common in most Muslim households, and especially in the month of Ramadhan. I recently began thinking about the different types of dates there are, and there are so many types that it really makes you want to try all of them! I am no expert in dates, but my personal favourite is definitely the 'Ajwah (عجوۃ) kind. I really like how it's sweet but not too sweet, isn't too soft, and it's skin doesn't just easily fall off the flesh of the fruit. I have mostly had Pakistani varieties of dates, and honestly, 'Ajwah is just the best. Alhumdulillah. So what about the people of ShiaChat, what do you all think? What's your favourite variety of date fruit? JazakAllah
  16. Bismillah, salaam. I can't seem to access the .pdfs through the button on their website. Maybe it's because it's blocked in my region? I am not sure...
  17. Bismillah, Salaam.

    Requesting prayers for removal of worries, resolution of issues, and granting of supplications from mu'mineen. May Allah reward you greatly for your prayers...


    1. inneedofprayers


      Salam, I will pray for you. May God have mercy on you, and all of us

  18. Salaam. Requesting prayers to ease stresses and issues by having needs fulfilled.



  19. حوائج آؤ ذرا لہر و ہوا دیکھنے چلیں ساحل سے ذرا کچھ لینے چلیں جیب میں اشیاء نہ کہیں ملیں بس آس کا علم ساتھ لے کے چلیں آؤ اس راہ پر قدم تو رکھیں باب الحوئج سے ذرا ملنے چلیں ہاتھوں سے تڑپتی آنکھوں کو ملیں کچھ اشک ذرا کوثر تک چھوڑنے چلیں دل کھول کر اس کریم کو مخاتب کریں واسطہِ عظیم پھر دیتے چلیں بےبازو سے ہاتھ جوڑ کے کہیں اس چھپے کو سامنے رکھ کے چلیں سانسِ سکون لے کر اب آگے بڑھیں آؤ منتظر اب سفر طے کر کے چلیں
  20. I tend to keep strictly personal opinions as far as I can for matters like these, but forgive me if they seem to leak through in my text. It is important that one should not place a heavy amount of importance on how other people think of oneself. However, I think there is still some importance to it. Take the example of Tatbir. While there are numerous reasons cited by scholars who insist it is prohibited or are against it, one of them is that it damages the reputation of Islam. If forgiving someone for such an act brings shame to the faith, then that is one reason to not forgive them. If it paints Islam in a better light, then that is one reason to forgive them. As for how the victim (the one whose spouse committed adultery) feels. Not everyone is able to let things slide, especially not things this big. It is important to know that part of faith is caring for yourself. Not all situations call for immense sacrifices from us humans. In this case, this harm to oneself due to the psychological impact and subsequently forgiving them can be considered, by extension and argument, self inflicted, caused likely due to the lack of self respect or similar. In this case, one could argue that it is absolutely prohibited for one to forgive this person then, for you are harming your mental health which is part of your being after all. So, if you struggle with this misdeed acted out by the spouse, then this is a reason not to forgive them. If you can accept it and are calm with it, then it is not a reason for or against forgiving them. On the matter of the Hudood. There is a very clear demarcation of boundaries which have severe consequences if transgressed. This does indicate Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)'s immense dislike and anger towards these acts. By argument, this makes it a reason not to forgive them. In case the spouse feels remorse and makes steps towards making amendments and reformations. Kindness is a valued trait in Islam. While the matter of being forgiven by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is between the committer of the sin and Him, the matter of forgiveness from your side is your choice. If it is evident that the spouse truly is apologetic and is actively taking or trying to take steps to ensure that this never repeats and its effects are minimal, then perhaps it can be argued that it is the kinder act to forgive. This makes it a reason to forgive them. If they are not one to make amends and set things right, then it is a reason not to forgive them. The say of family is important. If the children know of the situation, given that they have the ability to think clearly then their opinion has weight. If your parents and siblings have an opinion, it also matters. Their feelings and the topic of kindness as such applies to them as well. The whole matter is very nuanced as is visible. Weighing all these things appropriately, through examining how it affects oneself and those associated with oneself such as family, a decision should be made. I should add that these are likely not all the points requiring thinking, so do consider other factors as well. Now from a personal standpoint. From personal observations and experiences, I find the act to be a bitter action to be committed against the spouse, the Ruh of the committer, and Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). I personally hold immense hatred for these things. However, if I was placed in this situation and saw that the person was doing all they can to make amends, I would be inclined to give them a chance. I would also in this situation attempt to reason with the family about this, so they consider all these things when forming their opinion. As for my feelings, betrayal, sadness, anger, frustration, would most certainly be present, and so would the psychological impact of this. I personally would struggle to let it slide. But, if I do not divorce my wife and her attempts of making amends are showing good signs, then I would slowly begin to let it all slide, but I do reckon that it would still bitterly haunt me. Such would motivate me to look to Allah for peace, looking towards the Akhirah for it, leaving the rest up to Him. Now try and apply this to your situation. May Allah grant you peace and happiness, both in this world and the next.
  21. Simply someone who waits for the Imam (عليه السلام) of the time.
  22. I made a post about this on the forum, and decided that it isn't a bad idea to make a blog post about this as well. So, I really liked the cover art of the Shi'a Muslim community on Reddit (https://reddit.com/r/shia/). Here it is: I ended up making this artwork through editing it: It's supposed to look like the Kiswah of the Ka'abah. I decided to make the Arabic on the Kiswah appear as these chain like structures as it went well with the minimalistic theme and also because it seems like the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).w and his Progeny (عليه السلام).w.s are a Holy Chain of Allah, in addition to being the physical manifestation of His commands etc. I initially had to vectorise the artwork from the subreddit, which was a bit of a hassle. After that, I just attempted to copy part of the Kiswah and add a minimalistic design touch to it. It looked like it would make a good wallpaper, so I decided to make a wallpaper out of it. The vector file I worked with can be found through this link: https://mega.nz/file/B5p2QYwT#eV6rTHHKyCzXGAiA0387me4jeA_cUE-lWDeDX9XTeL4 The file linked above isn't something you can use as a wallpaper, you'll need to rasterise it first, by converting it to a .PNG file for example. While doing so you will be asked what resolution you want your photo to be. Pick a suitable one. So for a 1080p display, I recommend that while rasterising it you set the width to 1080 pixels. The photo you can see above is suitable for 4K, but it does compromise on the quality a bit so I could fit it into the post. If anyone would like help in making this their wallpaper or in using the vector file (.SVG file linked above) then message me or comment here! I will be more than happy to help! JazakAllah
  23. I decided to take the cover photo of the Shi'a community on Reddit (https://reddit.com/r/shia/) and make some edits to it. It's supposed to look like the Kiswah of the Ka'abah. I decided to make the Arabic on the Kiswah appear as these chain like structures as it went well with the minimalistic theme and also because it seems like the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).w and his Progeny (عليه السلام).w.s are a Holy Chain of Allah, in addition to being the physical manifestation of His commands etc. All rights to the original image of the shrines belong to its owner. Original: Edited: A high quality 4K resolution version can be found through this link: https://mega.nz/file/Z4gkwB4Y#pWfX1kTHv9lGhWSbz1Wtz-h1LBjn4ifqljupk5DCozM JazakAllah
  24. I recall something my father told me, a thoughtful insight. He stated that being a Syed is not a free pass at all of any sort, and in fact, being a Syed brings more responsibility on an individual to be strong in faith. His reasoning is that having a link such as this to Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and all of the Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام) means that one must uphold it, and that is done by strength in faith. Imagining Lady Fatimah s.a being disappointed in us is shattering, but for her to be further disappointed because we did not uphold faith despite being connected to her is even more shattering... May Allah Have Mercy on us all, may He and the Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام) be pleased with us...
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