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  1. The prayer timetable for Ramadan came out today in my local mosque which is a Sayed Fadlallah institution, I want to know if I can follow that timetable if my marja is Sistani and not fadlallah
  2. I think one has to understand the wisdom behind such punishments as demonstrated through hadiths, the Prophet and Imams (peace and blessings be upon them all) were merciful towards these offenders possibly meaning that these punishments rather act as deterrents AND also something very curious is that someone who commits murder can be forgiven by the family of the victim and he would not be punished for it then why wouldn’t Allah the Most Merciful forgive someone who commits a less severe sin than murder such as a homosexual act
  3. Here is a Hadith I found in the website of a local mosque which demonstrates that burning was the most severe punishment however Imam Ali as forgives the offender in this case Imam Sadiq ((عليه السلام)) narrated: “A man appeared before Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)) while he was with his companions, confessing: O Amirul-Mo’meneen I have slept with aboy (I.e homosexuality), please purify me. The Imam said to him: Go back home, I’m afraid you have lost your sanity. The next day the same man appeared before the Imam with the same confession, and Imam gave him the same reply. It was until when he appeared before the Imam for the fourth time that the Imam replied: How would you like to be punished? The man said: in the most severe way. The Imam said: that is to burn by fire. He said: I choose that. He then offered two Rak’at prayers and in his Qonoot said: “O Allah! I’ve committed a capital sin and I am concerned about its consequences. O Allah! I came to the successor and the cousin of your Prophet to purify me, and I’ve chosen the most severe punishment. O Allah! I beg you to access this as my retribution and do not burn me in the Hell-Fire in the hereafter. He then finished his prayer and stepped into the punishing pitch while he was crying. Observing the scene ImamAli ((عليه السلام)) and his companions were all in tears. Then the Imam said to the man: Come out! Indeed you made the angels of heaven and Earth cry for you. Lo! Allah has forgiven you, but never do such things again.” (al-Kaafi 7:202).
  4. I want to know according to Imam Khomeini’s view
  5. Salam, would the Guardian Jurist (faqih) of an Islamic state like Iran be the leader of all the Muslims or just the Muslims living in the country he governs?
  6. I think Muslims should let off their culture when they’re around converts because it’s only Islam which unites us so if one tends to follow more his culture than his religion it would be very problematic when dealing with converts. Also mosques in the West should be ‘naturalised’ into the society and be able to serve the people from the society not just the Arab community. How can a non-Muslim or a recent convert learn about Islam in a mosque where everyone is speaking Arabic, all the books are in Arabic and the sheikh doesn’t even speak English.
  7. Well some challenges include: 1. Being judged by born Muslims over doing something haram that you weren’t aware of in the first place 2. Not being able to understand a single word in the Friday sermon or whenever the sheikh gives a lecture as these are in Arabic even though we live in an English speaking country. And everyone just expects you to know Arabic 3. Feeling odd when hanging out with people of the mosque when they start speaking in Arabic among themselves and making non Arabic speakers feel left out 4. Very hard to get married to a born Muslim for converts as parents think we’re too westernised for their sons/daughters even though their sons/daughters themselves have lived in the West as well. The Shia community has a long way to go for changes, it doesn’t really support converts and this should be a priority if we want people to come to Islam.
  8. Is trimming beard down to a zero with a hair clipper allowed ?my marja is Sistani
  9. But shaving the armpit hair looks cleaner doesn’t it rather than trimming
  10. Well you have your opinion and I have mine nobody is being arrogant here
  11. Lol what proof, are you telling me that having a beard is cleaner than a shaved face?
  12. Lol then why do u shave ur armpits then, and yes it means it’s the same in this context as if u want to make your armpits look clean then U’d rather make ur face look clean as well
  13. Ye then it’s logical to shave one’s beard since it’s cleaner just like having to shave armpit hair to look cleaner
  14. I don’t think he looks weird, I think whether a beard looks good on man or not depends a lot on culture, in my culture (Hispanic) the beard is seen as dirty and shaving the beard is part of being “clean”, even our grandmothers, mothers, sisters and wives tell us to shave always
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