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  1. Thank you brother, I think you hit the nail on the head with this one, I hope they will change their mind once they see a signifiant change in me. It is exactly how you said it that they fear I will curse the "sahaba."
  2. Selam, the thing is I know when she says she will "kill herself" its a kind of emotional abuse to make me stop following the Ahlul Bayt AS. I have tried to debate and I have given them solid proofs while keeping respect of course. But its not really about that, they are not the type of people to change their mind after proofs, it is clear that they are stuck in their ways. Even when I bring up Imam Hassan or Hussain, or even Imam Ali AS, my father says "so you worship them not God" its like I can never win to be honest. They will use the most base attacks that make no sense just to "disprove" me.
  3. Mainly because I became interested in it during my first year in college (j am in my second year now). Mainstream Sunni Islam seemed devoid of any real faith or spirituality. So I moved onto sufism and eventually Shia Islam(Through various proofs). At the end of the day I was praying for Allah to guide me to the straight path and elhamdulillah I ended up on the path of the Ahlul Bayt AS which filled a void that I had been having for many years.
  4. Thanks for the advice brother, but moving out isn't really an option as I am the only one they have to take care of them. Sadly my parents are not really that laid back about religion they take it very seriously. Also I have shown them many of the duas of our Imams AS such as Dua e Yastasheer, and Dua e Mashlool. But the debate always goes onto Shia vs Sunni. I took the route of taqiyyah when my mother started balling, I just said "I will follow what you want me to I am done arguing." I feel as if I am put between a rock and a hard place. Nonetheless thank you for your kind words. I realize that at the end Allah is Greater than any trial or any will for ease I may have I must be steadfast on the truth regardless.
  5. Salam guys, pretty on point with Ramadan happening my Mother really confronted me about being a Shia. She started attacking me and telling me that I was doing shirk and the basic uneducated attacks we usually get. But she eventually started balling after talking for a bit and said that she would kill herself if I was actually Shia. This really hurt, I told her that I was done arguing it and that it was clear that she did not care for how I felt. Ive been dealing with this pretty subtlety from my parents for that past couple of months ever since they found my mohr, stuff like "Its the uneducated that go to Shiism" and much more stuff along these lines. I don't know how to live harmoniously with my parents like this, I really don't know what to do except to keep on hiding my beliefs as I am already doing. I have tried to be as patient as possible but nothing seems to work. Any advice?
  6. It reminds me of Imam Ali AS quote : "A person is either your brother in faith, or your equal in humanity" I agree with you @notme
  7. I am not really sure about "Shia" charities. But Helping Hand for Relief and Development is actually a pretty good one. It operates in most of the mentioned regions.
  8. Hmm, what is the problem in particular? Is it your mental health if is not to much to ask?
  9. Prayer and Dua are immensely powerful tools to help achieve closeness to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and the Masoomen AS. However you must be willing to "Tie down your camel" so to speak. As action is required in addition to Dua to help achieve what you want. Have you considered seeing a specialist to help diagnose and treat these problems?
  10. I would agree with @Revert1963, even those who claim to not believe in Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) eventually admit they are agnostic. For example I have one very good Turkish friend who is a staunch atheist but after questioning him a bit more about his beliefs he eventually revealed that he is more agnostic than atheist (where he believes if there is a God it cannot be proven in any empirical way). Having said this ones faith experiences highs and lows and while you may doubt the existence of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) maybe sometime in the near future your faith will reaffirm itself. But is it really worth taking the risk of not practicing and denying the existence of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) altogether? Remember more so than anything the mercy of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), I remember when I was a child and my parents used to tell me "Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) loves you more than 80 mothers." So do not feel that Allah does not love or care for the situation you are in, if your own mother would not forsake you how can the Most Merciful and Most Gracious do such. If it is not to much to ask, is there any specific reason you feel the Qur'an and Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) are not real, or are you simply speculating?
  11. I heard someone say once that "Suicide is a permanent solution to temporary problem", I am no scholar of knowledge so I cannot comment on the legality of suicide (though I am quite sure it haram to some degree). However what I can say is that people are here for you and do not be afraid to reach out or PM me personally. I am here for you and most importantly Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is please seek help in whatever way you see fit. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) ease the situation you are in, and may and angel always be by your side reciting Dua E Yastasheer on your behalf.
  12. Is this for Sunni reverts to Shia Islam as well? if so could you pm me the link also?
  13. Selam, the main resources I would recommend for learning more about Shia Islam would be to listen to : 1) Syed Ammar Nakshwani Lectures (He provides a great basis for the school of the Ahlul Bayt AS) 2) Islamic Pulse Youtube Channel (Their channel is amazing and really helped me reverting from Ahlus Sunnah to the path of the Ahlul Bayt AS, Additionally they clear out many misconceptions about Shias, and Shia Islam) 3) Al Islam Website (Provides a great resource for learning for new Shias) That being said, about my personal conversions story, it really all started when I read about Hazret Abbas (عليه السلام) actions at Karbala and the suffering of the young Sakinah bint Hussain (عليه السلام). Hazret Abbas (AS)'s loyalty to the family of the Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم))'s made me realize true devotion. Unlike many others on Shia Chat whose conversion was most likely rife with research and comparison (as well as emotion), mine was much more emotional I felt connected to the path of the Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) and wanted to remain loyal to the family of Hazreti ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) until death enshallah. I listened to lectures about the sufferings of the holy Imams (عليه السلام) and the stories of bravery and sacrifice found throughout their lives. In addition to this I saw dreams of Ayatollah Behjat, and Ayatollah Sistani as well, most probably because I was doing a lot of research at the time. Eventually I contacted a local Imam cleared up a few questions I had and accepted the path of the Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام). Though the conversion I had was not without it's problems I have not told my family as they are staunch Sunnis, Ive only really told a few close friends. My main advice would be to research for yourself, and if there are Shia scholars around you, ask them questions to clear stuff up. This path elhamdullilah is full of blessings and happiness but it is not without it's challenges. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bless you for whichever path you choose to take, and may he facilitate your ease in understanding Islam.
  14. Salam guys, Im sorry if this question was posted before. However I had a question on the proper way to ask for intercession and the intention one should have when asking for intercession. Im used to just saying "Medet Ye Ali hz" and stuff along those lines, so thats what I usually do. As well as talking to the holy Imams AS and asking for their assistance.
  15. Completely agree @ShiaMan14, as a former Sunni its kind of difficult finding support groups for "ex-Sunnis" as most of them are aimed at converts from different faiths (which is pretty awesome in it's own right). But elhamdullilah the Shaykh that led me to the path of the Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) and many of the people in the local community are very accepting. I think most of all just being kind, and understanding to new Shias means the world, it's the small things honestly. Like smiling when someone comes into prayer or asking about someones day, it all helps to bring people closer to the community though these talking points don't necessarily have anything to do with religion. Additionally I think it's important to remember we as the Shia community should not strive for "cultural assimilation" no one culture own Islam. Rather we should strive for simply integrating and accepting people into our community, the "assimilation" will happen on its own.
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