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    Imams and Messengers

    The messengers (Prophets) carry the outer (zahir) revelation, the exoteric aspect of the revelation (being, the Qur'an, aka the scripture) - and with each Prophet/messenger came a Sunnah. The Imams* carry the deep, inner (batin, esoteric) truth and knowledge (gnosis/irfan) from that same revelation (the Qur'an), they carry the lamp of Allah's light down through generations. *(As a Twelver, I obviously mean the 12 Imams - from Ali to the Mahdi)
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    Thoughts 2019

    2019 is....it reminds me a lot of 2019.....this year
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    Change the world

    Similar to me I think
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    Is subliminal haram?

    Yep, I am aware of the more genuine beginnings of hip hop. My comment extends into pop music in general (the "mainstream"), it's an echo chamber of: "buy this" and customers just stupidly buying it. The "buy this" mentality of ideas and ideologies can and will naturally extend to violence and sadistic acts - absolutely. Yet music is capable of so much bigger and better things than that. The weirdest thing with Western Culture is that it started with flirting with taboos but as time goes on, the taboo becomes something that makes it's way into the household and then your parents (or even kids) are listening to it. After a while, people become desensitized to the point were they loose touch with reality with real life stuff. (not to say that everyone becomes extremists but it does effect your ability of empathy around these topics, often satirizing violence, rape etc) Music, whether mainstream or not, tends to have the ability to most openly display the detritus of society. Sometimes it works in a productive and artistic way, but in the case of my previous paragraph and your comment - it can become a fashionable commodity - were people would rather hear about terrible things than make a change to those terrible things. Aka, perpetuating already rampant problems.
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    Is subliminal haram?

    True, corporate pop music is full of downright GARBAGE. It all represents the consumerist, capitalist ideal; literally to the extent that it is beyond being propaganda. There is a find line between art (which music is meant to be) and propaganda, and you're spot on there. There are many other aspects like relativism, sexism and others that factor in too. It's the embodiment of the status quo tho. (kinda like Atheistic Satanism, right?)
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    Is subliminal haram?

    "Subliminal communications"? Subliminal messages in music (if that's what you mean) was a hysterical American Christian-led hoax around the time Rock music was becoming popular. Basically, these pastors were listening to albums with the needle on backwards on their record player and alleged that they were "hearing backwards messages" and their results were hilariously silly. Then skip after it makes the news, then lots of Rock bands (and Metal bands) decided to record their speak backwards and put them in songs to spite the American Christian pastors. In reality though, everything we interact with effects us on some psychological level. Advertisement is probably the most perpetually successful form of "subliminal messaging" there is. They tell you to buy something because they tell you that you need it and now they've just gotten $50 in their cash register. Advertising through youtube, google etc as well is rampant. And in the modern Occultist sense (like Chaos Magick) it is indeed a form of Magick, literally (of course, in Chaos Magick they believe that Magic is only a psychological thing and that everything is relative, lol)
  7. From Ali (many blessings be upon him) in the Nahjul Balagha:
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    Is circumcision required for male reverts?

    Then I shall burn in hellfire for not mutilating my genitals as a man's opinion has told me to do - in your opinion. Allah saw is above this barbaric perverted superstition and you know it, it has absolutely no purpose other than to mislead people and to wreck their genitals for life.
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    Is circumcision required for male reverts?

    Circumcision, like Castration is one of the evil Satanic things that are an insult to intellect, knowledge, modesty and selflessness. They are a direct violation of Allah's creation, period. There is no 'extra skin', the penis is born the way it is made. Circumcision is satanic pagan beliefs used to pervert Allah's religion, it's pure evil.
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    Is circumcision required for male reverts?

    Cutting hair or nails is by far a false equivalence. A closer equivalence would be cutting off the tip of your nose, ear or even your eyelids. Its completely an evil thing to force on someone, as I stated before and is an act of Shaitan, an insult to Allah. Also, hair and nails grow back, like earwax etc a foreskin doesn't.
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    Is circumcision required for male reverts?

    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.
  12. Interesting. So your name is a "new testament" name right? (which would probably be Greek, if I remember correctly)
  13. I agree, as a convert myself. If someone feels they are called to change their name like that, then all the best to them but I see no use, well legally. Of course, I do use pseudonyms on the internet and with my art but it's sort of a different area of 'name' though.
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    Why do sunni hates shia

    Propaganda is really what it stems from and for much of it there is a lot of non-education of Islamic history. Not all Sunnis hate Shias (or vice versa) but the animosity is definitely there throughout history (and currently)
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    How to increase fear of Allah (SWT) ?

    Fear is awareness/consciousness, understanding and an attempt to comprehension. It's not being afraid of in an antagonistic sense. When we being to truly "fear" Allah saw, we exercise our Irfan. "Fearing" Allah, is taking the step between blindly believing in Allah and knowing Allah (to the limited extent that a human can). However, in the other sense, yes, we should be very mindful and see the true seriousness of Heaven and Hell and not take either lightly.
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    I have a believing/practicing Monotheist Jewish friend and he has expressed much frustration at this to me before and as a non-Jew outsider, I find it to be one of the strangest of the wide-spread religions for it's very hold on the tribal identity. There are some small comparisons on the fringe of Shi'ism that are individual small religions (like Yezidis and Druze etc, both of which I have respect for) but really, Judaism is the only religion of it's kind that is surrounded by such a strange focus on a tribal aspect (not to get into the theology of the Tanakh following Moses). Anyway, so my Jewish friend has said to me many times that even though he (and them generally, although not always the case) is very tolerant, it is a very disheartening state that most "Jews" these days are Atheists and don't practice the religion. As for Zionists, well they're doing their work to defile the religion of Moses and the symbols associated with Judaism (star of David) as much as possible, political corruption to the max in the name of Jewish culture
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    Is it haram to be a rapper and listen to music

    Forget about the musical notes, it's about the lyrics and the intent behind the lyrics. A proper lyricist is a poet in many ways, so through the lens of art, the person assessing what lyrics are and aren't Haram needs to suspend judgement and look at the lyrical content in it's larger contents within the song, rather than any specific single thing that might raise an eyebrow.
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    Music Thread

    Because I can't find one, I'll start one. Here is a great video on a genre of music that is dear to me. youtube.com/watch?v=MaJF9nxVhUU
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    Masturbation is killing me

    The issue of masturbation (for secular people who get addicted and fed up with it, even when they're not morally opposed to it) is one of the mind. A person, whether male or female, must learn self-discipline in many, many areas. Outside of any specific religion or culture, the notion of the individual taking control (or the reins) over the self on any number of things one may face in life, is a critical thing. Self-discipline, self-restraint, knowing what your "I" is, becoming a person who isn't alien to his/her own thoughts and involuntary actions - becoming someone who is mentally, emotionally and spiritually strong. @King is correct here, that even in the face of religious conviction, this is something that people still do and choose to lie to themselves about. It and of itself is a natural process of the sexually coming of age, it's something every normal man and woman will know the emotional and psychological feelings that are caused. The thing here to emphasize however, is not to take a black-and-white fundimentalist view of religiosity and look at it from a shallow perspective of "haram vs the morally righteous" when there is more here at play and more to learn wisdom from. Control over the self, the ego and carnal desires is something that Islam emphasizes just like Judaism as much as Buddhism etc. There is something incredibly liberating once you get yourself to the point where lustful thoughts are few and brief. You are able to focus on the deeply spiritual things and gain more knowledge of things and experience things in your consciousness that you perhaps never realized you could. Try to be mindful about things, try to seek your own mind analytically and find the routes of your problems. One you exercise this kind of understanding, you are able to put it to use. The thing is less about the act itself, than being about what state your mind, body, soul and heart become when it comes to everything in your daily life - and how it can (in it's worst) cause massive friction within yourself. This conversely will affect your deen, and your connection with Allah saw - but must fundamentally be understood between the religious and secular worldviews as a shared problem that both face. Lust itself can be heaven and hell depending on the context. As for sex itself, once you're married, having as much sex as you both desire shouldn't be any issue.
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    Maintaining Modesty w/ Current Tech

    Basically with current technology, avoid putting your identity anywhere that isn't compulsory and avoid sites that capitalize off your data (like facebook, google, amazon etc). I've no interest in 'social media' myself though and most of my computer time is used in relation to intellectual stuff rather than entertainment.
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    Maintaining Modesty w/ Current Tech

    Scrap chrome altogether, that's google. Google track ALL of your data. Switch to something like brave or waterfox and install plugins that block any google/facebook etc scripts. Also, if you have money buy a mail account from a trusted private site that isn't google or yahoo etc As for incognito mode (again, google), it only hides stuff from your browsing history. Nothing else.
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    Burning Man

    Whilst there are the delinquent types (and leaving them out)......this topic is highly interesting. Something many people don't realize, is this is an art festival and one that evolves organically growing tropes and refining them via the people involved (not anything organised prior). For the people involved, they create a kind of temporal mini-society and super-reality within the grounds of the deserts they occupy. Out of freedom and chaotic structures, evolves a kind of bizarre order. Along with this, in the art aspect, people bring along massive sculptures and create art at the place itself, people live/breath art during the festival. Every act becomes art and self-aware. Everything is crowned, or caped off with the burning of the man itself. I don't think I'd term it a "religion", but I would however term it a "microworld" or "macrospace". Within the microworld, microscopic religions/traditions grow and die within their temporal contexts, along with it's fashions and forms of amusement.
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    And then it came to pass, and then it came to pass, and then it came to pass. Well, there are various things I could say on the LDS/Mormons but I don't know how much is relevant. Not really on the matter of whether they're good or bad in the "eyes" of Allah saw but here are some things: The Book Of Mormon (as, yes, I have a copy in my book library) is very much a pastiche of the King James Version English (Bible), some of the books within the Book Of Mormon are ripoffs of books from the Old Testament (can't remember the Mormon ones off my head, by it rips off a large chunk of Exodus and Isaiah with different people names, among other things......except taking place in America). The history of the Gold Plates and all is a thing in itself to discuss and there are very early on an obviousness of charlatanism but I won't get into that. In essence, with the LDS/Mormonism you have a kind of Christian-reconstruction combined with the looming influence of Freemasonry (don't get all conspiracy on me, it doesn't mean anything in itself) on Joseph Smith - particularly related to the LDS temple practices (and structure), and principle theological features that separate the LDS/Mormonism from Christian demonstrations. Despite that I disagree with the LDS/Mormonism and think Joseph Smith was a fraud, I still can't help but think it's a really interesting topic (not that I think about it much). On another side, sometimes I see atheists sometimes trying to compare Muhammad pbuh to Joseph Smith, but I hardly see any similarities aside from how they where both forced to defend themselves from opposing, surrounding countries/states at the time. However Smith was getting his followers to go out committing all kinds of crimes to gaslight their opposers.
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    Thoughts 2019

    Happy new year everyone! And let it be spiritually prosperous!
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    Losing spirituality

    Thanks for sharing that Ashvazdanghe, it means a lot to me