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Celtic Twilight

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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Revert1963 in Defining Shia.   
    1) Recognizing that Ali ibn abu Talib(عليه السلام) was appointed by the prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) at Ghadir Khum and the Sunnah has been passed down through his linage. Recognizing the significance of tragedy in Karbala and mourning the martyrs from the Ahlulbayt.
    2) I consider my self a twelver, but i don't think that Zaidis or Ismailis are any less Shia. (if you really want twelve Imams the Zaidis and Ismailis have twelve combined )
    3) I think takfirism is bad between the Sunni and the Shia and I think it is bad between Shias internally. In what ever they disagree on, Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will be the judge when the day comes. And he is the most gracious the most merciful.
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Ali bin Hussein in Defining Shia.   
    I wanted to know members opinion on the following.
    1)what is the definition of Shia you accept.
    2) How important is the number of Imams you follow, as in if you derive fiqh from Ahlulbayt and it goes back to an infallible then does it matter if it fiver, sevener, twelver
    3) Do you think there can be universally accepted Shia community the way Sunni (not salafi) accept each others difference eg. no one would care if you follow Maliki of hanafi way of praying within a Sunni mosque.
     
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Why 2 Messianic Figures?   
    The idea of an Islamic Antichrist as in THE Antichrist and not an Antichrist is extremely recent. I am pretty sure that it only goes to the 00s of this century. Historically Christians have actually seen Islam as the worst of Christian heresies. Now though in the United States you have all these crazies claiming that Islam is actually pagan and nothing to do with Abrahamic ethical Monotheism. Check out the complete insanity of the below;
    https://www.derekpgilbert.com/bad-moon-rising/
    However the people who believe this nonsense generally are extremely far from historic Christianity and believe other crazy things such as that Christianity is all about making Christ's followers rich and that God specially blesses the United States which was actually founded by pagan Freemasons. 
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Ali bin Hussein in Why 2 Messianic Figures?   
    The majority Zaidi opinion is that Nabi Isa will not return and it originated from Christianity that found it's way into mainstream Islam. Bit like saying Ameen.
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to LeftCoastMom in 2020 Democrats   
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Panzerwaffe in Radical white supremacist terrorism   
    Hahaha 
    Yea white men are lining up dying to enter Muslim countries or other 3rd world countries?
    Seriously what a false analogy 
    Difference is most average Muslims do not come out condemn the imperialism that their forefathers practiced rather they call it their golden age.While in the west atleast officially no one ( other than British skin heads or french imperialists ) brag about their exploits.If anything germans and many other Europeans have apologized for their crimes.
    When will Arab Turks Kurds berbers persians  apologize for their crimes of pillaging plundering and enslaving ?
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from Northwest in Does Disney believe in flat Earth theory?   
    No it most definitely is not. The current West is a million miles away from the Legion of the Archangel Michael in Romania in the 1920s and 1930s, and very far removed from the Salaazar regime in Portugal which lasted into the 1970s. Evangelical Protestants by the way do not have the power that a lot of people ascribe to them- just look at their utter failure to overturn the Roe versus Wade decision on abortion. The dominant culture today in the West is nihilistic capitalist greed which is why you have things like "gay marriage" which could not be dreamed of under actual "Christo-Fascism". 
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Does Disney believe in flat Earth theory?   
    No it most definitely is not. The current West is a million miles away from the Legion of the Archangel Michael in Romania in the 1920s and 1930s, and very far removed from the Salaazar regime in Portugal which lasted into the 1970s. Evangelical Protestants by the way do not have the power that a lot of people ascribe to them- just look at their utter failure to overturn the Roe versus Wade decision on abortion. The dominant culture today in the West is nihilistic capitalist greed which is why you have things like "gay marriage" which could not be dreamed of under actual "Christo-Fascism". 
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Jesus was crucified and the Qur'an supports this   
    Now that I think about it  Hasan Ali Shah Mahallati did make himself very useful to the British Empire in Afghanistan. 

    Something weird about the current Aga Khan- he has banned his followers from wearing the hijab accept where not wearing one would cause hassle. His logic for this is the claim that originally slave women wore them and free women did not, but actually it was the reverse. 
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Jesus was crucified and the Qur'an supports this   
    This opinion though (I am trying to remember where I read it) among them came before the modern era though. The Ismailis now certainly have something of the sycophant about them however in the Middle Ages it was they who were the "Radical Muslims". The present Aga Khan's claim to be a legitimate Ismaili Iman are suspect- the founder of his line supposedly came out of hiding in the 19 th century. I know there are Sevener Shia in both India, Yemen and some other places who reject him. 
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in Does Disney believe in flat Earth theory?   
    No it most definitely is not. The current West is a million miles away from the Legion of the Archangel Michael in Romania in the 1920s and 1930s, and very far removed from the Salaazar regime in Portugal which lasted into the 1970s. Evangelical Protestants by the way do not have the power that a lot of people ascribe to them- just look at their utter failure to overturn the Roe versus Wade decision on abortion. The dominant culture today in the West is nihilistic capitalist greed which is why you have things like "gay marriage" which could not be dreamed of under actual "Christo-Fascism". 
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in Jesus was crucified and the Qur'an supports this   
    This opinion though (I am trying to remember where I read it) among them came before the modern era though. The Ismailis now certainly have something of the sycophant about them however in the Middle Ages it was they who were the "Radical Muslims". The present Aga Khan's claim to be a legitimate Ismaili Iman are suspect- the founder of his line supposedly came out of hiding in the 19 th century. I know there are Sevener Shia in both India, Yemen and some other places who reject him. 
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in Jesus was crucified and the Qur'an supports this   
    Now that I think about it  Hasan Ali Shah Mahallati did make himself very useful to the British Empire in Afghanistan. 

    Something weird about the current Aga Khan- he has banned his followers from wearing the hijab accept where not wearing one would cause hassle. His logic for this is the claim that originally slave women wore them and free women did not, but actually it was the reverse. 
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to 786:) in Kamal al Haydari on ghulat   
    He’s of the opinion that infallibility was a later concept introduced in tashayyu. It was not an original concept from the origin of Islam.
    His statement in the video was to illustrate how the Shias have gone overboard with isma to where now they try to attribute isma to Zainab and Abbas.
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Eren in Jesus was crucified and the Qur'an supports this   
    Hello,
    I find it strange that so many Muslims teach and believe that Jesus was not crucified and didn't die. This view is completely antithetical to what the Qur'an teaches:
    "Over the history of Islam, most Muslim commentators have come to deny that Jesus was ever crucified at all, with many holding that a substitute was crucified in his place1. But does this view accurately reflect the Qur’anic position? It is necessary to examine the full context of the above verse – a verse which is too often referred to only in isolation. The group of verses which immediately precede the verse in question discuss the misdeeds of the People of the Book (ahl al-kitab):
    In that they broke their covenant; that they rejected the signs of God. That they slew the Messengers in defiance of right; that they said, 'Our hearts are the wrappings (which preserve God’s Word; We need no more)';- Nay, God hath set the seal on their hearts for their blasphemy, and little is it they believe;- That they rejected Faith; that they uttered against Mary a grave false charge; That they said (in boast), 'We killed the Messiah, Jesus the Son of Mary, the Messenger of God.';- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:- Nay, God raised him up unto Himself; and God is Exalted in Power, Wise.
    - Holy Qur'an 4:155-157
    The Qur’anic denial of the crucifixion must be understood in its proper context: the Qur’an is only denying that the People of the Book crucified Jesus – and this appears to be in response to their boasting to have done so. A neutral reader may easily conclude that the Qur’an intends to say that the death of Jesus was ultimately due to God’s will and not the desires of those who may have actually killed him. One then wonders: how did the view that Jesus was not crucified take root in the Islamic world?
    Interestingly, the earliest textual evidence stating that Muslims deny the historical event of the crucifixion is not actually Muslim at all - it comes from the writings of the Christian Church Father, St. John of Damascus.2 He made the statement to his Christian flock in the eight century, asserting that the Qur’an denied Christ’s crucifixion for his own polemical purposes of refuting the early success of Islam."
    For more information read this:
    https://www.themathesontrust.org/papers/Islam/andani-crucifixion.pdf
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Haji 2003 in Ismailis, Ahmadis, Bahai's, Wahhabi's   
    It occured to me while writing in a thread about Ismailis that something interesting happened in the 19th century.
    Since the inception of Islam there had been various different sects competing for prominence, many had died out and the two major ones were 12er Shia and the Sunni fiqh.
    Then suddenly in the 19th century (give or take a few years) we have a number of different interpretations of Islam gaining prominence or starting from scratch - with one leading to the creation of another faith completely.
    What all these 'faiths' - seem to have in common is help and support from the British - who stood to make 'foreign policy' gains from these developments.
    The Wahhabis were useful to deny the Shia Hashemites their rights to Hejaz. The Ismailis were being groomed to take over leadership of Egypt and the Bahai's could help to destablise Shia Qajar Iran.
    The Ahmadis would destabilise Muslims in the Indian sub-continent.
    http://alhafeez.org/rashid/overview.htm
    The British were not the only culprits, I have read of Tsarist agents promoting Bahai'ism.
    Anyway just an idea - that could do with some more research/opinions. But what it does show is that current attempts to 'modernise' Islam are not new.
    As i see it, the West has been trying to subvert Islam for over a 100 years.
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Haji 2003 in Jesus was crucified and the Qur'an supports this   
    Yes, I wrote about this some years ago:
     
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Ashvazdanghe in Jesus was crucified and the Qur'an supports this   
    Salam in Qur'an says that Prophet Isa (عليه السلام) was making something like bird that by his breath it was coming to life that some interpretations & Tafseers say it was Bat.
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to habib e najjaar in Reading List Suggestions Required   
    This is a copy paste of part of a reading list I shared with an ShiaChat member some years back via PM, I don't know if the links still work:
      
      
      
     
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in Islamic Government   
    Politics is a necessity in this fallen world. 
    What are the real world actual alternatives to the current system in Iran that would serve the Iranian people better? I cannot think of any. From my reading the current set up happened almost by accident, there really does seem to have been something genuinely Providential in the real sense of that term about Khomeini. 
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from 000 in Islamic Government   
    Politics is a necessity in this fallen world. 
    What are the real world actual alternatives to the current system in Iran that would serve the Iranian people better? I cannot think of any. From my reading the current set up happened almost by accident, there really does seem to have been something genuinely Providential in the real sense of that term about Khomeini. 
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to King in I am religious, but my sisters are not - What to do now?   
    Find a Muslim girl on your own, hopefully she likes you enough to convince her parents. 
    Easier option - find a revert to marry.
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to 3wliya_maryam in I am religious, but my sisters are not - What to do now?   
    Salam,
    Let me just start by saying that you already did your part. Insisting only makes things worse. Use less words and more action. This includes praying infront of them, or reading the Qur'an loudly if you want to. Islam is all about encouragement, and unfortunately I believe that one of the reasons why the youth do not consider faith is because a lot of our families either make it seem like our religion is forceful or that they're not bothered to teach their kids at all. When forcing a child to pray by using threats or other type of language, it later does more harm than good. Parents should learn to keep an environment that's supportive in faith and other aspects.
    I really do not know how to answer this. What is your mum's view about your sisters, considering that she's a convert. I'm not trying to judge here or make an assumption, but I did hear that a lot of converts are not that religious (there are some who are tho). If people are going to talk, let them talk. Between you and Allah is what matters.
    There are a lot of good potential women out there. Just give it some time and Insha Allah khair
    No mistakes brother your english is perfect mashallah
    fee amanillah
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Ashvazdanghe in Islamic Government   
    yes, he was & now Imam Khamenei
     
    because you are a wahabi/Salafi not a Sunni also you can read his letter to youth to understand his tought about Shiite and real Sunnis in west 
    https://www.leader.ir/en/content/13964/Ayatollah-Khamenei-issues-a-second-letter-to-the-youth-in-Western-countries
    (Excellent animation) A Letter For Truth - English
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCwjv-Zkapc&list=PLSaaFm9_7F_JCsxrUZpJX_2cDFLqWQ4xO
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Ashvazdanghe in Islamic Government   
    Salam , it's true that Iran is not representative of every Shia but Qom (Hawza of Qom) clearly mentioned as Hujjah before Imam Mahdi (aj) always Shias from Iran that are following path of Salman Farsi (Muhammadi) (رضي الله عنه) [not all Shias from Iran] called as main supporters of Imam Mahdi(aj) before & after reappearance that this needs establishing a government under supervision of deputy of Imam Mahdi(aj) such as WF for providing army & man power & preacher for near future of reappearance of  Imam Mahdi (aj) but these duties are not obligatory for Shias outside of Iran but they must become ready for time after reappearance that for it just sitting & praying on rug & isolation from world is not enough but you must prepare yourself for  reappearance that we need active knowledgeable people between  other nations that prepare people around themselves like as their families & non Muslim communities for reappearance so that they accept calling of Imam Mahdi (aj) based on preperation by Shias like you from outside of Iran because although all works for spreading message of Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) & Imam Mahdi (aj)  through Qom there is still a long way to go to prepare all people of world for it that establishing a semi Islamic governance in Iran is such as building lighthouse for all people that are searching for truth in darkness of seas of darkness that with ship of Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) we can reach to safe land  of total Islamic governance by Imam Mahdi (aj) that Iran & Qom like as a lighthouse illuminates way to ship of Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) but at the end it needs that Shias from inside outside of Iran become dynamic after centuries that we were in passive state.
    I highly recommend to you that you watch theses videos
    Noah's Ark & Hussain's ship (Aliakbar Raefipoor English)
     
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