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Ali.m

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  1. That which is limited can not define that which is unlimited.
  2. As Salamu Alaykum. Please allow me to present my humble opinion. I've quoted the above for better specificity, for what I'm about to write. The brother has said nothing wrong and frankly, I don't understand why some of you are "ganging up" on him, or feeling distaste when in fact -ironically- he has more respect for women than some women themselves; with all due respect. In Islam, more specifically, in matters pertaining to marriage, there is something called غيرة (ghayra or ghiira) which literally means jealousy. In short, jealousy is of two types, the type that is praiseworthy and that which is illaudable; the type that is with a legitimate reason and the type that is without a legitimate reason, respectively. The legitimate type usually presents itself (in marriage) in the form of not wanting his wife to speak to other men [in Shiachat]. A man has every right to protect the chastity of his women (sisters, daughters and wives), his own pride, and the pride of the household. This is, at the end of the day, obligatory for the husband. Allah, the Messenger, and the Ahlul Bayt have all commanded us to do this. Some narrations on legitimate jealousy: In the book: man la yahdharuhu al-faqih, it is narrated that the Messenger of Allah (s) has said: "Verily jealousy (ghayra) stems from faith (Imaan). In Bihar al-anwar, it is narrated that the Messenger of Allah (s) has said: "My father [Prophet] Ibrahim had 'ghayra' and I [Mohammed] have more 'ghayra' than him, and may Allah humiliate the believer (man) that does not have 'ghayra'. In the book: Kanzul 'Ummal, it is narrated that Imam Ali (عليه السلام) has said: "Verily, Allah loves of His servants the ones with 'ghayra'". Illegitimate jealousy is that which does not stem from faith, but perhaps, from personal emotion. For instance, the husband not wanting the wife to go to the Masjid (in the company of mahrams) because some men might see her. This is haram, because the woman has done nothing wrong, she isn't speaking to any men illegitimately nor is she initiating any other act that would lead to haram, thus, this kind of jealousy is haram for men. But that which stems from faith like not wanting your wife to speak to other non-mahram men illegitimately (read the book of laws of your marja' for additional information), or not wanting the wife to wear adornments, like makeup in front of non-mahram men etc. is not only praiseworthy, it is wajib. PS. the translations of the aforementioned narrations (from Arabic to English) are from me personally. I ask Allah to forgive me for any shortcomings in this regard. May Allah guide us all.
  3. As Salamu 3laykum wa Rahmatullah Is it allowed to substitute between different fatwas of maraji3? For example Sistani having a particular fatwa on an issue and Hakeem having a different one; and following Hakeem's fatwa - but still being a muqallid of Sistani. Jazakum Allah.
  4. What are the most in-demand jobs in the IT field, and what particular have most value in the job market? Fullstack? Particular developers like python/Java/Javascript developers? DevOps?
  5. One can not make an instantaneous decision on which of these two would be better. Why? Well, because you have to take into consideration many things, for example: Is person 1 a muhaarib (strives against the religion of Islam or Muslims whether it be ideologically or militarily), or, Is person 2 sick, or does he have other disabilities (like poverty for ex.) which don't allow him to help mankind or do similar acts etc? Is person 1 ignorant? Meaning that he is (jaahil) in the teaching of Islam, or the Ahlul Bayt, the true religion. To name a few. If person 1 was a muhaarib all of their work would be nullified (Qur'an states in regards to the people who do not believe in the signs of Allah, as well as those who fight the believers: "And We will regard what they have done of deeds and make them as dust dispersed." and another ayah: Those who disbelieve in the signs of Allah and kill the Prophets without right and kill those who order justice from among the people - give them tidings of a painful punishment. They are the ones whose deeds have become worthless in this world and the Hereafter, and for them there will be no helpers.) If person 2 was not able to (for whatever acceptable reason) do any of the first person's work, but still would've wanted to help others (due to his niyah, intention) he would be in the day of Judgement be regarded as a philanthropist or at least seek the same rewards. (The Holy Prophet may peace and blessing be upon him and his progeny said: "Verily, actions are determined by intentions". Now, if person 1 was a jaahil (a person who never knew of the Haqq and did not strive to fight Islam or Muslims) Allah, out of His mercy will give them a second chance on the Day of Judgement and test them with a particular test, if they succeed in it, they will be granted Paradise, otherwise they will be of the losers.
  6. Well i've heard these stories from the mimbars, if the story wouldnt be true, shouldnt we at least acknowledge the fact? Whats got your wand in a knot? It was a mere question that i was curious to hear some thoughts on.
  7. As salamu Alaykum Does anyone have some experience from this university: https://islamiconlineuniversity.com/ It seems like a affordable way to bet a masters degree in Islamic studies, should i go for it? How about it being a sunni school? Obviously the curriculum is going to correspond to the teachings of the four schools of thought: Maliki, Hanbali, Shafi'i and Hanafi. Would it be allowed for me as a shi'i to go ahead and enroll in this degree program? Also, the University is run by Dr. Bilal Philips, who is against Shi'as and has (in my understanding) called them "not muslims". What do you think?
  8. Is it true that Yasir the son of Abdul Basit the late Quran recitor, is a shi'i? All i've really heard are stories and rumors but not really videos from this particular person visiting the shrines for example. Or doing anything that a shi'i would do. Allahu a'lam maybe he is hiding his faith. Is it absolutely certain that this is not just another myth? I've heard many people say that they saw an interview of him stating the story of which he saw his father in a dream etc... But i am yet to find this interview.
  9. Anyone know what the number 2.1x10^14 is? Is it 2.1 trillion?
  10. Thank you, the both of you. Salam Alaykum.
  11. Salam sister, basically i would like to know what is it like living as a hawza student. Does the Hawza help the students financially? Secondly is there some kind of an entrance exam, how does one apply? Thirdly does one have to be fluent in arabic. I am from Iraq, my arabic is average, would i have to learn fusha (standard) arabic in order to succeed in Hawza studies? These are some question that pop in my mind, may Allah bless you sister.
  12. Has anyone here been in the Hawza of Najaf? I would like to ask some questions regarding.
  13. Ali.m

    Hawza

    Thank you sister, i have listed some questions: 1. What particular hawza are you studying in at the moment? 2. What is your schooling background/ was there some kind of an entrance exam. How does the system work? 3. What is it like living as a hawza student? Cost of living etc. 4. What is the community like? 5. Is studying in the hawza worth it? Is it easy to make a career out of it? These are some questions that pop in my mind at the moment, i will ask follow-up questions afterwards if you dont mind :).
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