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  1. Is this for Sunni reverts to Shia Islam as well? if so could you pm me the link also?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. I actually recently bought a Yakoot ring from Boutique Ottoman. They sell Aqeeqs, Dur al Najaf's and other rings recommended to wear by the Imams. I suggest you email them if you have any questions in regard to specific rings.
  6. Selam everyone, I was wondering if you had any specific zikers, stories, lectures, etc. about the Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) that cheered you up when you may have been a bit sad. Any contributions would be appreciated .
  7. My heart mourns for this child may he be granted closeness with Hazreti ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) and and the Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) enshallah. He is braver and stronger than many of us will ever be.
  8. This is absolutely amazing, I was looking for a book on Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام) recently as well. May Allah reward you for your efforts.
  9. Its not necessarily about hate, its about ignorance. In my own household (I was born Sunni) my parents would always tell me to beware of Shias and what they preached, despite this I researched the path of the Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) and spoke to the Shia Muslims who were around me. This actually led me to becoming Shia and adopting the path of the Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام), I still have not told my parents nor my family as they will for sure react negatively. This leads to the question at hand, I believe that if my parents or your friend genuinely talked to other Shias, and without bias researched the path of the Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) they would either convert or at the very least be more understanding. The issue is that many people are merely indoctrinated into their specific religious tradition without researching what they believe (this isn't even counting cultural biases which is on a whole other level). However despite this as Shia of Imam Ali (عليه السلام) we must be the ones to show respect when others do not, and we must be the ones to engage in dialogue when others mock our beliefs. May our good actions allow people to learn about the path of the Ahlul Bayt enshallah, and may all Muslims (No matter the sect) learn to live in peace. Ameen
  10. This actually isnt that uncommon, the mind tends to wander to the things that one would never do nor act upon, but thinks of notheless. I would recommend that when these thoughts come up just acknowledge them and let them pass they hold no weight over you, and know that you have done anything wrong, nor have you acted on these thoughts. Additionally know that more so than anything that your relationship with Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and the Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) is just that, a relationship. So begin to speak with them on the regular, telling them about your problems, your day etc. while this might seem small it fosters an additional sense of respect and reverence that may otherwise not be possible. In regards to you thinking you have OCD, you may want to get that checked out with a Physician, do the Symptoms appear in your personal life apart from your religious one?
  11. Allahuma Saley Ala Sayyidina Muhammad Wa Ale Muhammad Lebaik Ye Sakinah Bint Hussain (عليه السلام)!
  12. I was born Sunni but adopted the path of of Ahlul Bayt as my path not to long ago. The main reason why was the love Hazret Muhammad Mustafa ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) showed to his family and how he urged others to love them (عليه السلام) as well. In my opinion those true seekers of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and lovers of Hazreti ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) and his family (عليه السلام) will all be able to attain paradise. No matter if they are Sunni or Shia.
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