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    First time praying at my local (Sunni) masjid

    @Propaganda_of_the_Deed I completely understand your nervousness. A few years ago when I worked as a motorbike courier in London I used to use a closest mosque finder app to find mosques to pray in during my breaks, Shia mosques were listed in blue and Sunni in green. Surely Sunni's had problems with me praying like a Shia in Sunni mosques but I never gave up, even though some questioned and ridiculed me to go far enough as to step on my turba while I was praying and disturb me and ask me if I was a Muslim. It did cause me deep distress and depression but I never gave praying my way and kept my patience with them, it did make one of them to shake my hand before he turned around puffing and bluffing away. I agree Shia most mosques are based more on the outskirts of the London and they are rich, but some of them in regional inner city suburban areas undergo construction work which they cannot afford anymore or are not situated in convenient parking areas for cars so they close down. That Salafi guy you mentioned praying with his legs apart reminds me of my experience in a mosque when a similar guy questioned me. there were just a few people in the mosque but we decided to pray together after I finished praying my Shia way. A Bangladeshi Sunni guy took the lead. Although he did ask who wants to take the lead and offered me as well but I refused. while praying with them I decided to use my palm to prostrate on instead of my turba as a way of respect for them but still held my arms down. Anyway that Salafi type guy didn't give up his ways afterwards and spoke in manipulative ways, obviously he didn't approve of me even after praying together. Guys like this put fear in me, I thought he was going to hit me by the way he came suddenly and started praying next to me at the beginning when he saw me first time. If it wasn't London then I'm sure I wouldn't have lived to tell the tales. The only mosques I felt welcomed and comfortable in were a Sufi mosque which was very clean and a Pakistani community Sunni mosque because my parents are originally from Pakistan too so we felt a natural ethnic connection between us and there are many Shia's in Pakistan so I guess first generation British Pakistani's are quite familiar with Shias. I say people be careful out there.
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    After Prophet Issa ( as)

    I don’t know that much about Peter. What I know is what I hear as common view.
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    After Prophet Issa ( as)

    I think apostle Peter was the succesor and became the first Bishop of Rome. Peter is recognised in Islam, especially in Shia Islam.
  4. Well that motivates me more to find a perfect wife as we shall be together forever it seems.
  5. Sorry I don't understand your questions. However the above quote from the Qur'an about ignorant people mocking the adhan resonates with me. It reminds of how some Sunnis ridiculed my way of praying in their mosque because I pray like a Shia.
  6. What happens if a man never marries in this world? Is he then only loved by the houris of jannat in heaven? Not that it matters as I would choose the houris any day.
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    Perfume

    @Mohammed-Mehdi Jazakalah I am aware of Ayatolah Sistani's ruling on perfume. I was just referring to the ruling of other marjas if they regard all types of perfumes najis or only when praying.
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    Perfume

    Oh okay so the other marjas say don't pray in any kind of alcoholic perfumes apart from atr otherwise everday type of perfume is fine when not praying.
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    What Have You Watched Recently? [OFFICIAL THREAD]

    Finally I just finished watching the final episode of Pakistani horror drama "Woh Dobara" (episode 16). Excellent lighting effects and zombie make-up in this series.This was the second series. The first series was called "Woh".
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    Perfume

    So they reject even normal perfumes do they?
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    Perfume

    Walaikum a Salam, Jazkalah for your opinion. I'll ask them again anyway just to be sure. Also do you know if there s a difference of opinion with any of the other Marajas?
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    Turbah vandalised at University of Toronto prayer room

    This reminds me of a time when I prayed in a Sunni mosque and one man decided to intentionally walk on my turbah while I was praying. At another mosque they questioned why I pray like a Shia and asked me if I was a Muslim, obviously it was very sarcastic of them to ask me that. When I told them yes I am a Muslim and that religion has no race or cultural barrier one of them shook my hand after realising the ones he calls their own actually see him as a minority because he looked different to them but I accepted him as a brother even those he was speaking against me. That was a moment of enlightenment for me. I was happy I could turn him around that moment however his arrogance returned and he went went away puffing and bluffing.
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    Masturbation issue

    @Bakir the story you mentioned about the male at a wedding talking about his intimate details in front of a girl obviously shows your perverted tendencies, I'm sorry I had to say it. You guys should stop this now. That guy should never have been invited to an Islamic wedding and should have been thrown out. Actually I'm sure Christians would find it disgusting too and highly inappropriate at their wedding. I'm talking about common universal human morals of decency that you need to understand. Its quite despicable. If you guys want to overcome your loneliness and this sinful habit that you made this discussion thread about then you have to change your attitude and except the morals of right and wrong behaviour around others. Then inshalah you have more chance of finding a wife and ending your loneliness, sins and troubles that you post about in public.
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    Masturbation issue

    It's about Islamic morals. Men and women both don't want any indication of other men's filthy goings with tags like that. It still strikes the chord in us.
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    Masturbation issue

    How can you find female information useful as a male? Neurons do not explode. As I said everything has a place and time. You need to respect the norms of expected behavior that most people except as a collective community. Maybe this kind of behaviour is exceptable on other types of forums which have different norms to Islamic morals.
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    Masturbation issue

    @Bakir I do not agree with you. You should not be posting such things openly. It is a matter of respect for the ladies. It's a issue of morality. I mean right and wrong norms of society and religion. Muta is a norm of our community so that is okay to talk about but not gender only private issues. Yes both men and women do these sinful private acts of sel pleasure, but still not everybody does. Anyway it's a matter of personal preference to reveal to somebody on a one to one basis if they allow it. It becomes like bullying or rape if they don’t expect it and don't want to hear about it and suddenly see a thread about it. It may not sound like a big deal but it actually does have a deep effect in the subconscious mind, it creates a reaction in those receptors in the body which are also effected when uninvited physical forces invades their privacy.
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    Masturbation issue

    Walikum a Salam, I agree with you but I don't think we should emphasise so much on the youth thing because its not just a youth thing, its actually shared between both genders, I think that's what you are saying too if I am not mistaken. I got to know this through conversations with people. I think making things youth centred gives people an excuse to flaunt their sins as if they have an excuse.
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    Combating Sadness

    @Laayla jazakalah. As I mentioned in the other discussion thread my favourite parts of this quote by Jaber Ibn Abbdullah are the descriptions of the female camel from Paradise; its muzzle decorated with fresh pearls and its saddle with coral and how Fatima (peace be upon her) would pick her Shiites followers and those who love her just like a bird picks good seeds from bad seeds.
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    Backbiting, gheebah

    @Laayla my favourite parts of this quote by Jaber Ibn Abbdullah are the description of the female camel from Paradise; its muzzle decorated with fresh pearls and its saddle with coral and how Fatima (peace be upon her) would pick her Shiites followers and those who love her just like a bird picks good seeds from bad seeds.
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    Perfume

    Jazakalah you make a interesting point. Do you think I should reply back to the email with my questions quoting my question tracking number or should I send the question through his website?
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    Combating Sadness

    The story that cheers me up is the one when the Prophet (peace be upon him) smiled cheerfully with delight at the old lady when she thought she would still be old in the afterlife before he told her cheerfully that everyone will be young again in their prime. I imagine that moment taking place on a beutiful warm and calm sunset evening.
  22. The value of being poor also reminds me how wealthy people with pride and arrogance used to wear clothing below the ankles in the days of the Prophet (peace be upon him) signifying their wealth, pride and arrogance, hence the reason why Sunnis wear clothing above the ankles, although I do not believe that applies to us, it's what Sunnis do. Also anybody who cannot afford to go to Mecca for pilgrimage is excused.
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    Perfume

    Further to my recent question here. Seemed like nobody was sure of the answer. I also posted my question to Ayatollah Sistani and received this answer this morning. So according to Sistani its okay to make perfume using Smirnof Vodka. I am assuming it means we are allowed to apply it on our bodies too?
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    The Ways to Recognize the Imam

    So what are some of the ways according to Nusrat Ayati for a person living in the west to recognise the Mahdi? (may Allah hasten his reappearance). I mean would he be dressed in a certain way regardless of his location based on local customs or has he aspects of fixed dress codes? Such as in the cold western climate. I ask because I heard that he can be anywhere.
  25. The people watching these videos are probably non-Muslims that want to hear negative things about Islam, there is no shortage of such people in the world because their minds are already conditioned by the media to think that way. So don’t let the huge numbers of views make you think that people are leaving their religion because its not true.
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