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Carlzone

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  1. 3 hours ago, BowTie said:

    How does this affect your daily lifestyle by any chance?

    dont complicate religion in your life. Keep it simple. Make religion a source of simplicity in your life, a source of guidance. Not a source of complexity and routine

    I'm asking because sometimes you need to do a certain 3aml on for instance "Thursday" but I know in advance that I'm going to be busy all day long on Thursday. Therefor I want to know if Wednesday after 3isha prayer counts as "thursday" islamically as I have been told so by some people. So is this true?

  2. 25 minutes ago, Murtaza1 said:

    Interesting thing is i have encounters with black cats that growl and stare at me often when i am walking outdoors 

    I'm the opposite. Cats come to me and they walk around and rub their bodies against my legs. Unfortunately I'm allergic to furry animals. Sometimes I pet them anyway because they are cute. 

  3. 36 minutes ago, HakimPtsid said:

    Allah created us perfectly, circumcision is a Pagan perversion from Shaitan. May I burn in hell if I buy into the idea that Allah made a mistake by giving me a foreskin, I vehemently deny circumcision wholeheartedly. 

     

    I know it's an offensive thing to say (to those who are religiously sensitive to affirmative opposition to it) but I stand by it, I believe circumcision in the Tanakh is one of the aspects that were changed since the prophethood of Moses pbuh (one of the things written into the Torah later). It's a tremendous lie of Shaitan to deceive the masses into believing that Allah made a mistake by giving males a foreskin, to assert a necessity to mutilate genitals because Allah "did it wrong", which inevitably leads down the road of Kufr if you take it with any more than a grain of salt. 

    Well, we all need to cut our hair, nails etc. It doesn't mean that God was wrong when he created us in need of removing them. If we didn't remove them it would be unhygienic and harm us. 

  4. Salam aleykom, 

    I have heard that an Islamic weekday starts after 3isha prayer. Is this true? 

    For instance that "khemiis"/Thursday starts after 3isha prayer on Wednesday. Is this correct? 

    If there's a 3amal that needs to be done a certain weekday, can you do it after 3isha prayer the previous day? Will you get the promised reward then or do you need to wait till the day after and do it during the day? 

  5. 40 minutes ago, AMR5 said:

    I found the section on the “Oneness of God” in the Usool al Kafi to be sufficiently superb for all questions regarding God. Read through Chapters 1-34.

    Like you are doing, we all need to question Why  God? and Who God? on our own. Then for What God? we need to go to our Prophet (sawaw) and Imams (as). 

    Here’s the link to the Usool al Kafi which answers What God? portion of this inquisition exercise.

    https://www.holybooks.com/wp-content/uploads/Al-Kafi.pdf

    Obviously How God? and When God? are futile questions for which we are told to do it at the expense of our sanity (or basically don’t do it).

    JazakAllah Kher.

    Oh thank you very much! That's super!   :clap:

  6. 20 minutes ago, Asghar Ali Karbalai said:

    @Carlzone

    May I ask, What do you understand by illnesses and diseases?

    Are they some sort of 'Azaab' near to you?

    I don't have a complete answer. I'm still trying to figure it out. 

    Sometimes it's definitely punishment because you've wronged your soul and when you get to know yourself better you can become completely free from the disease. 

    I can give you an example. When I was younger I suffered severely from an eating disorder. It was really bad. It took over my whole life. I couldn't eat anything without feeling anxiety or guilt.

    When I got to know myself better I understood what it was all about and why I was treating myself so badly. I accepted help and treatment by specialists and I healed completely. 

    Today I looove food and I enjoy it more than most people! :hahaha: I have zero anxiety or guilt in relation to food. 

    But healing completely from an eating disorder is very rare. Most girls continue to suffer their whole lives. 

    But in my case the hadith I referred to gives a good explanation. By getting to know yourself better you can heal from something that is plaguing you. 

     

    I'm interested in finding out if this is true when it comes to tumours as well? I've read a book by someone who stated that this was the case for her when she healed from her tumour in her stomach. She did some inner work and found out why she had it and released the unprocessed emotions that were related to the tumour. 

  7. 1 minute ago, Anonymous2144 said:

    No that’s not the case some dark skinned people genuinely think  light skin or fair skin is beautiful. everyone has their own desires and preferences. 

    My skin colour is shet on me even though it’s not my original skin colour that I had before. Some people are the cause of their own selfs on why they have unhealthy skin. 

    Of course preferences vary, but overall we humans are affected by contemporary ideals and white skin at least in the middle East is considered more attractive. 

  8. 7 minutes ago, Asghar Ali Karbalai said:

    O he whose name is a remedy

    Talking about Allah as you want to know more about Allah, Moula Ali(asws) tells Hazrat Kumail(asws) to recite this dua.

    Now you see that he(asws) is calling out Allah by saying O he Whose name is a remedy.

    What is this remedy? By just saying 'Allah' what remedy are we getting what does Moula(asws) could mean by this word?

    Let's see what a Non-muslim Psychologist after a lot of research and study has to say.

    Vander Hoven, a psychologist from Netherlands, announced his new discovery about the effect of reading the Quran and repeating the word Allah both on patients and on normal persons. The Dutch professor confirms his discovery with studies and research applied on many patients over a period of three years.

    Some of his patients were non-Muslims, others do not speak Arabic and were trained to pronounce the word "Allah" clearly; the result was great, particularly on those who suffer from dejection and tension.

    Al Watan, a Saudi daily reported that the psychologist was quoted to say that Muslims who can read Arabic and who read the Quran regularly can protect themselves from psychological diseases.

    The psychologist explained how each letter in the word "Allah" affects healing of psychological diseases. He pointed out in his research that pronouncing the first letter in the word "Allah" which is the letter (A), released from the respiratory system, controls breathing. He added that pronouncing the velar consonant (L) in the Arabic way, with the tongue touching slightly the upper part of the jaw producing a short pause and then repeating the same pause constantly, relaxes the aspiration. Also, pronouncing the last letter which is the letter (H) makes a contact between the lungs and the heart and in turn this contact controls the heart beat.

    What is exciting in the study is that this psychologist is a non-Muslim, but interested in Islamic sciences and searching for the secrets of the Holy Quran. Allah, The Great and Glorious, says,

    “We will show them Our signs in the universe and in their own selves, until it becomes manifest to them that this (Quran) is the truth.” (Holy Quran 42:53)

    Oh wow! I loved this! :) I had no idea this guy was out there. So cool! 

    That verse is one of my absolute favourites in the Quran! :)

  9. 21 minutes ago, Asghar Ali Karbalai said:

    "Or you think that you will enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty, ailments and were so shaken that even the Messenger and those who had faith with him said, 'When will the Help of Allah come?' Yes! Indeed Allah's help is close!" [Al-Qur'an 2:214]

    This was indeed intense! Wow

  10. 16 minutes ago, Anonymous2144 said:

    It’s normal in the dark skin culture to desire a slightly lighter skin tone. I know black people like having a fair skin tone not too light or too dark. And some black people go for a the light  skin tone. Some are also born with light skin. 

    I know their are people that are being discriminated within their own community’s but that’s not my problem. These people are just stupid and will always be stupid, you can’t do anything about it. 

     

     

     

    Have you ever thought why they want light skin colour? - Because of the discrimination and brainwashing that taught them on a (sub)conscious level that white skin is better than darker skin. We don't have to add fuel to the fire. 

  11. 16 minutes ago, shia farm girl said:

    Lol, well, i AM watching what i eat,lol..Im down visiting my parents right now like I do every week, and these are the days where I actually get to go back to how I sed to normally eat as when I'm with my husband, he has a different diet than I do. He's Persian, so he grew up with and is set on having lots of bread, rice, and the whole dessert thing...none of those items have ever been a staple in my diet, because I'm extremely sensitive to gaining weight when I consume those products. Since we got together three years ago, I've put on 10 lb. I used to be super ripped & defined, but now thanks to eating the way he does and my life becoming more sedentary, im back to working at it again.

    Recently,  I made a recommitment to myself to go back to the way I was eating before I met him. I can totally sustain and be healthy on a  low calorie diet, but dont worry, I don't go low calorie everyday, I vary it. The low  days of my week are yesterday and today, but then when I go back with him for the next 5 days, my diet will be closer to 1500 per day,maybe a little less on a few depending on if he buys hot, fresh barbari bread or not,lol! :(

    It's unfortunate, because it's not just his very carbs Centric diet thats had a bad effect on me, but the fact that I'm turning 43 next month and I'm a female. All three of those things work against me. There was a point in my life, up to my mid-thirties where I didn't even need to watch what I ate, but things change as we get older,  and I have to work with that change because to let myself gain weight now at this age will mean that I'm probably going to be stuck with it for the rest of my life as it gets harder and harder,especially for women to lose weight as we age:(

    W/s

    Oh I see.

    Are you working out regularly? That is supposed to increase the metabolism. 

    How are your stress levels? Coz stress in itself can make you gain weight even if you eat the same amount of food as before.

  12. 2 minutes ago, shia farm girl said:

    My estimate for today was 1215. Yesterday, i ate around 900 and it was all raw veggies and fruit. Just dont feel like cooking sometimes!

    Oh my God, sis! :o

    Why do you eat so little? Are you on a diet? 

  13. On 1/9/2019 at 3:23 AM, Asghar Ali Karbalai said:

    And also when Prophet(saww) asked as to why did you(asws) cover yourself when the person is blind so Lady Syeda(asws) replied by saying that yes baba he is blind but I am not so that is why I took the veil.

    Exactly. 

    And they want us to feel happy with a fatwa that makes it halal for others to show pictures of us to nonmahrams without our knowledge. 

    I have had this happen to me without my knowledge and even if the result was "positive" I was [upset] knowing that they took pictures of me without telling me and showed it to a nonmahram without my consent.

  14. 4 hours ago, Anonymous2144 said:

    In reality it does, the majority of white men  or maybe light skin men are not attracted to dark skinned women, but dark skinned men are attracted to dark skinned women and also sometimes white women aswell. 

     

    I didn’t say a mid tone is okay as long as you whiten. Some whitening creams or moisturiser help dark skinned people achieve that mid tone look, now a days a lot of dark skinned people like going for the mid tone look or light skin (like South Africans i think?).

     

     

    Listen bro, I understand that you have your preferences but people with darker skin are discriminated against in their own communities all over the world, so this is a very sensitive topic. 

    I have seen that arabs (iraqis) have this "white is better" mentality first hand. It is very disrespectful to people of darker colours.

    I will never forget an incident that happened to me in a swimming hall some years back. A black woman came up to me, pointed at my skin and said "I've always wanted to have skin like yours." This broke my heart. And I can't imagine how much discrimination she must have faced because of her skin in order to say something like that. It's just sad. We should all be happy and celebrate how Allah SWT created us and not feel inferior because of skin/hair/eye colour or other attributes. 

    Personally I'm small and people in the country I live in are very tall. So for some years when I was little I felt bad because of this, but then I was given a really nice compliment that made a huge impact on me and made me get over this insecurity forever. And since then I love being the size I am. :)

  15. 11 minutes ago, Khadim uz Zahra said:

    I believe Qa'im already answered this question by suggesting that the ahadith are talking about much more than just physical illnesses, and are more likely referring to spiritual matters. It behooves us to only take only parts of the ahadith as being literal and others as metaphoric. If these ahadith are suggesting that physical illnesses of a baby are its own fault and that the baby can also cure itself, then you should also believe that inside that baby is a literal, physical universe. That baby is also, apparently, a literal, physical book.

    It's quite apparent after reading these narrations that they are esoteric and spiritual in nature.

    I want to know the true meaning of this. Not speculations.

    And I'm interested in the specific case of a baby born with a tumour. What do these hadiths truly mean in a case like this? 

    Do we have ulama or sheiks who have spoken about these matters? Or lectures on this topic? 

  16. 4 hours ago, Qa'im said:

    This may be the one you're referring to

    دواؤك فيك وما تشعر *** وداؤك منك وما تُبصر
    وتحسب أنّك جرم صغير*** وفيك انطوى العالم الأكبر
    وأنت الكتاب المبين الذي*** بأحرفه يظهر المُضمَر
    فلا حاجة لك في خارج *** يُخَبَّرعنك بما سُطًّرُ

    Imam `Ali (as) said, "Your remedy is in you, but you do not see. Your malady is within you, but you do not perceive. You presume that you are a small particle, but enfolded within you is the great universe. You are indeed that magnificent book, by whose alphabet the hidden becomes evident. Therefore, you have no needs beyond yourself. Your essence and secrets are in you, if only you can reflect".

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    Or perhaps this one

    - عنه، رفعه قال: قال أبو عبد الله (عليه السلام) لرجل: إنك قد جعلت طبيب نفسك وبين لك الداء، وعرفت آية الصحة، ودللت على الدواء، فانظر كيف قيامك على نفسك.

    Imam as-Sadiq (as) said, "Surely, you have been made the doctor of yourself. The illness has been made manifest to you. You know the miracle of good health, and you have been guided to the cure. So look to how you treat your self."

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    These narrations of course operate on a much larger scale than just physical illnesses.

    So does this include for instance tumours that a baby is born with, and is it the baby's own fault? And can it "cure" itself? 

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