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  1. Eid Mubarak to you. So there are special prayers/supplications you can recite which you can find at the following link: http://www.duas.org/mobile/zilhajj-eid-ghadeer.html The link is going to have a lot of different prayers/supplications which you can do but don't stress, just do as much as you can do with good spirit. As many scholars say, it's better to do little with understanding than a lot with little meaning... However, be sure to recite/listen to Ziarat Ameenullah! You'll find it at the link above but you can also find many recitations on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ziarat+ameenullah Also, there's immense reward for fasting on this day. You can also recite Quran and also perhaps learn more about Eid Al Ghadir (Googling Eid al Ghadir Al Islam, you should find links to Al-Islam.org) and the life of our great first Imam (عليه السلام). I plan to read some of the section on the life of Imam Ali (عليه السلام) from fomous history book on the lives of the 12 Imams (عليه السلام) called Kitab al Irshad by Shaykh al Mufid. Shaykh al Mufid was one of the foundational Shi'i scholars (you can search up his bio), one of the greatest scholars of the Shi'a school of thought. It's through him that we have a lot of what we have today. Here is a link to a pdf of the english translation of the book: https://www.shia-maktab.info/index.php/en/library/books/english?format=raw&task=download&fid=93 General info on the book : http://en.wikishia.net/view/Al-Irshad_fi_ma'rifat_hujaj_Allah_'ala_l-'ibad_(book) I believe a lot of scholars and shia mosques/centres are doing live programs on YouTube as well... There's this wonderful presentation which will be conducted by the Mizan Institue called "Verses of Wilayah", but I believe the online registration deadline has passed. However, maybe you can pm them and they'll accomodate somehow. Here's the link to their FB page, if you scroll down you'll see the poster to the program in the feed: https://www.facebook.com/Mizan.Institute1/ Original Registration Link: https://www.mizaninstitute.org/wilayah?fbclid=IwAR2QetKg4k6M7UtVPvRW28aO1c4kpwMj6LcwMXghqFC5xWhRjGLpuIWWgb0 Aside from all this, just enjoy the day with your loved ones, dress in your best attire, try and get something nice cooking at home, and etc. These days are always as nice as you make it. iA you have a great first Eid Al Ghadir!
  2. Wow it looks amazing! Can't wait to watch it.
  3. I'm grateful to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) for this laptop which I'm writing this message on. Alhumdolillah.
  4. www.justgiving.com/campaign/beirutexplosion The above should be a trustworthy Beirut donatation link. It's being promoted by Sayyid Makke, a well-know English-Speaking Shia Islamic Scholar from Lebanon and who's also currently studying in Lebanon. He's been promoting it on his IG account: (https://www.instagram.com/hmakke91/)
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    Raw Milk

    It looks uncomfortably thick/creamy/rich on google images, I think I'll pass.
  6. Salaam, As the title says, how did the Usuli scholars end up defeating the Akhbari position of not using the intellect when extracting Islamic Law from our texts...? What were the main arguments arguements employed by Al Wahid al Behbahani and the other Usulis (if there were others) to shift Shi'i scholarship back to the Usuli position? What convinces me against the Akhbaris is that the world is continuously changing and hence the literal contents of our texts may eventually have a very insignificant level of correspondence and relevance to the modern phenomena of the evolving world... Then, what would one do if they adhered to the Akhbari position? Keep following the hadith of everything is permissible until proven haram? Eventually no religion would be left as the modern phenomena would not be represented by the texts. On the contrary, if we follow the Usuli position and value reason and understanding of the principles reflected in the texts, the texts would still be relevant to us for all of eternity as they should be. However, Akhabaris will still argue against me somehow by bringing ahadith of how the Quran and Ahadith are complete and have everything you need and you shouldn't use the "defective" intellect to determine the laws and etc. Furthermore, I acknowledge that my argument could be weak somewhere too, perhaps subtly manifest of a slippery slope fallacy... Fun fact: I was inspired to write this thread after having a long discussion with two members who used to frequent this site and who're now hardcore Akhbaris. @Mahdavist @AmirioTheMuzzy @Sumerian @Ali_Hussain @Haydar Husayn @Ashvazdanghe @UndercoverBrother @Ibn Al-Ja'abi
  7. Which part?: He simply suggested to not completely discount the idea. Nobody is saying to prioritise marrying those people, go ahead and prioritise marrying people of whatever culture you identify with, but completely closing them off as options may not be good either. You may actually be doing yourself a disservice by limiting yourself like that. Do you not feel embarrassed writing this? Clearly you failed to grasp brother @Mohammad313Ali's well-articulated words. The brother was sincere and gave you well thought out and valuable advices. It's sad you were unable to appreciate them. I 100% agree with the above. Forget marrige, but such rock-lick rigidity and stubborness will not do you good in any domain of human experience. This is what you call being "ziddi" in Urdu, mature up Sis.
  8. Hmm, well because, once our top Islamic jurists study our religous sources (Quran & Ahadith of the Prophet and his Ahlal-Bayth), this is the conclusion they're led to / the ruling they're able to derive on this matter... Unfortunately I don't have the knowledge to answer the specifics, but what I wrote above would ultimately be the answer to your question. You may find the following articles useful as well (not directly about your question btw): https://www.al-islam.org/articles/what-taqleed-shaykh-saleem-bhimji https://www.al-islam.org/articles/taqlid-meaning-and-reality-sayyid-muhammad-rizvi
  9. Wasalaam: Question: When is a girl considered adult from the viewpoint of Sharia? Answer: She is considered adult at the completion of nine lunar years (equal to about eight years and eight months and twenty days of the solar calendar). She should begin performing her religious duties when she attains the age of nine lunar years, the age of puberty. https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01127/ MashaAllah, it's really inspiring to read about your journey. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) continue to bless you and continue to guide you to further strengthen yourself.
  10. This is how you do ghusl: https://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2166/
  11. All I know is they're comfy and they look nice.
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