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  1. Salams everyone, happy Ramadan!!! I would like to your guys' advice on a certain scenario. If there were to be a Shia boy and Sunni girl in love, and they would like to do mutah, even if the girl okay with it, idk maybe the boy has proven mutah to her in Sunni books or something. Is this allowed or no. And is the father's permission required because he is most likely going to say no given the fact he is the type of father who is strict and cultural.
  2. Salams, it seems you misunderstood me brother. I did not keep a grudge for Abu Bakr. The fact is that he used to worship idols and made the succession of the prophet a democracy. My mind does not connect the dots. Since when does a successor of a Prophet, let alone the seal of the prophets be chosen based on democracy where the majority of the people are imperfect and sinners. What makes logical sense is that the succession should be made by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and him alone. The way Sunnis view the succession does not make rational sense to me which is why I would like to hear what others have to say.
  3. Just a youth looking for the truth. I am born Shia but want to know more about Sunni Islam. I have been thinking about it but I never really understood that it has never happened in the history of Islam that a divine figure's successor to be appointed by a human. It was always appointed by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). For example, Prophet Yaqub did not appoint Prophet Yusuf AS or anyone for that matter, it was Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). So, I was just wondering why do Sunnis believe that the succession of the Final and the Seal of the Prophets, Muhammas SAWS, was to be appointed by imperfect and sinners let alone people who used to be idol worshipers (Abu Bakr). Would it not make logical sense that the succession of the greatest prophet SAWS be appointed by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) which Shia believe in. I am not here to be agressive. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) says in the Quran to use logical sense, but this does not make any logical sense of which Sunnis believe. Thanks for the answers. Even the Shia school of thought is majorly influenced by logical sense and rationale, unlike many Sunni school of thoughts. Need answers please.
  4. Thats something nice to think about, haha, thanks for the heads up!
  5. In the name of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), the most gracious, the merciful! May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) have mercy on you and on all our souls. For we have all sinned. Brother, I would like to tell you that it is a very good sign that you have written here today seeking advice from others and I encourage my respected brother to seek more advice with not only this problem, but other situations you come across in your life and this is encouraged in Islam. There are individuals who live and do things that you may do, but they do not seek help and are ignorant. The fact that you still have a sense of guilt is a blessing from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) to you and do not be ungrateful of this for if Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) were not to give this to you, only Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) knows where you will be and what kind of person you will become. Now, the life you live is how you will die. If you struggle to lower your gaze with women, you will die doing that unless you make a change right now! Do not fool yourself and say that oh I will stop doing this when I get a wife or whatever it may be. I remember a story of a Sheikh who was going to visit a father on his death bed, and this father was known to love music and whatnot. So he parked his car, got out of his car, and the house (family) was blasting music. Sheikh was so surprised, thought "how in the world, they are blasting music and their father is on his death bed", so they felt kind wrong to do that, and they started playing some Qur'an. Now when the father heard this, he shouted, "stop that! Put her back on (referring to the egyptian singer)" so don’t think that oh I will change in the future. No! You live by music, you will die listening to music unless you change now. Hearing your situation, there are plenty of things thanks to Islam that can help change you habibi. Now, I don’t want you to think that I am some kind of sinless person who is perfect, for by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) I am not! As a fact I may be even committing some of the sins you do. But you need to take step towards Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will take a thousand steps towards you and in my opinion this a way that has proved to work for me. However, one thing I need to advise to you is that NEVER EVER EVER miss salah, prayer. Always pray your salah, even if you missed the time for the salah, keep PRAYING, you need to have a connection with you lord. He mentions this Salah in the Qur'an for a reason and it is there to help you, not him for he does not need you, but you need him. For example, if its your friends birthday party, you buy him a gift that he likes, not you. Similarly, you pray in a way the creator Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) likes, not how you like and that is Salah. And when you pray, pray with sincerity and concentration for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) says in the Qur'an that those who have concentration are the true successful ones. Success does not mean wealth, houses, and cars. It means one day being a neighbour to the habib, Muhammad SAWS in jannah. This is the true success. I would also like to tell you to not love this world. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) reminds us in the Qur'an that if you were to die tomorrow, you would only be remembered for a couple hours, your job/company would just say sorry and then hire a new employee. No one really cares about you except Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) which is why he tells us that in the Qur'an. I know of so much people who are on Instagram for hours on a daily basis and they see the riches of others and they fall into a trap of depression. Man if your funeral was tomorrow people would be there for an hour and then start asking themselves "where are they going to eat, Im getting hungry". I will give you some examples that I have taken to slowly better my self. You don’t have to go very quickly and start stopping every sin which is what Shaytan wants you to do and overwhelm and then you fall right back into stage 1. Start off getting rid of the sins which are easy not to commit, like cursing or looking at woman in public. For me, I was around a lot of people cursing growing up but alhamdulillah I just simply chose not to say these words and to this day I don’t curse. You can then continue to start making sure you pray on time. Now I know this is hard, especially the Fajr prayer, but like I said don’t fall into Shaytans trap, first start praying the other ones on time first. and then when you feel you would like to start praying Fajr prayers, start, and trust me it will come. You can also, start praying night prayers. The night prayer consists of 11 rakats but the shortest version of it is 3 and scholars have mentioned that we can pray this night prayer right before we go to bed. This night prayer is invaluable! To show you how much value this prayer has, I beg you to start praying it and in fact it should be one of the first things you should do. Two raka’ats of prayer recited in the darkness of the night are more beloved to me than the world and all that is in it.Holy Prophet (s) When the servant of Allah turns to his Lord in the middle of the dark night, and whispers to Him, Allah establishes His light in his heart . . . then He tells the angels: O my angels, look at my servant. He has turned to Me in the middle of the dark night while the false ones are playing, and the heedless ones are sleeping; bear witness that I have forgiven him.Holy Prophet (s) Reading your post brother, I realize that you have lost hope in Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and his mercy. I beg you to not lose hope brother! This is a major sin. Simply, start slowly, may be extremely slow, but KNOW that your Lord is oft-forgiving and appreciative, meaning he appreciates your work and journey to get closer to him. Just start slowly brother, and from the bottom of my heart, I know you will come out of the dark and into the light. On a last note: people who lived with our past Imams AS who had troubles in this life go to them to seek advice and help. NOW REALIZE THIS PLEASE BROTHER: The Imam of our time, is Imam Mahdi AS, he is your habib and he loves you, and wants to see you get better, so when you wake up, thank Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and pledge your alliance to the our Mawla AS and say Salam to him for by Allah he hears you! Recite Dua Ahad in the morning if you so wish. Never lose the love of the Ahlul Bayt AS and keep them in your heart until the day you die. Let death be a reality check for you. Make good friends, stay away from bad people. Become a man of good character for this is the reason the Prophets AS had come to us. Also, if you can, ask others with nearness to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) to make dua for you for it is very powerful, believe in this! I have experienced this first hand I have never stopped asking others for dua. However, remember to not be greedy and pray for others too. Lastly, I ask you to make an intention to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) to dedicate the rest of your life's good deeds to your parents. Now you might think, I wont have any good deeds haha, But no, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will not only give these good deeds to your parents but will also double and even triple your good deeds. And never ever forget, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is appreciative of your good work and will reward, do not think Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) can be fooled. All the best akhi, May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) guide you and show you the right path, I can go on and on but I leave you with some inspirational quotes, and I also got a report due haha! Stay positive! " ANd when I become ill (Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)), it is he who cures me" Qur'an 26:80, so if you see yourself getting better, thank your Lord "Stop complaining so much about being trapped at home because even that is a blessong of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) upon you" If you have some good deeds that people know about, make sure you also have some good deeds that nobody knows about except Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), A sign of sincerity. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) appreciates the smallest good things you do for him whether it be an atoms worth. "Sometimes Allah afflicts us with tribulations because our hearts have become too attached to this life. it is hardships that break those attachments and refocus our attention to the purpose of our existence. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) didnt create us for this life. Dunya is not our home and realize one day you will be 6 ft under the ground facing your Lord"
  6. Assalam Alaykum br/sis! The title says it all, not much to say. I am in going to the stage of looking for a woman for marriage inshallah and I know that many scholars forbid the wearing of makeup so I still don’t know why many ladies do it... However, I know that I will encounter some girls who will be wearing makeup. The question is, do I completely reject them based on this? I mean it is a sin and a bad example for our future daughters... Seeking advice from both brothers and sisters! All the best, your brother is Islam.
  7. Why do Men Really Workout For If They Are Going to Stay Dressed? Salam brothers and sisters, Now I know what you might think or say, "well obviously to stay healthy!". However there are tons of exercises that are out there which doesnt include being in the gym working out your biceps or whatever it is they want to show off. And plus, most of our health is from our diet as we see from the Qur'an and Ahadith. I brought this up because all my friends have started telling to go to the gym and whatnot, but I'd rather at home exercises and tuning up my diet. Lets all be real here, men just want to seduce themselves to women in the gym. This is in fact the truth and the reality of it is so sad. We can relate this back to the story of Adam AS. Please give me your thoughts.
  8. Assalam Alaykum Brothers and Sisters, May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), the Glorified Bless you all and grant you all his beloved mercy and to your deceased inshallah. Me and my mother have decided to start looking for a potential wife. Alhamdulillah, there are plenty which may be suitable for me. However, I am very, well I guess you can say clueless as to how to approach the father (my father unfortunately has passed away). Or should my mom approach the other mom? I have 1 more year of engineering studies and so by the time I marriage does happen I'd be graduated inshallah. I am writing here today to seek advice from beloved Shiachat community :). Unfortunately there are Dad's out there who misuse their power over their daughters that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has given them. I remember when I met Syed Sistani, he said that parents who are like this, the gates of Hell open up for them. I have read many Islamic books by great scholars on almost all the aspects in Marriage, Living an Islamic Family Life, etc and have a great vast knowledge in this area. Speaking of Syed Sistani, may Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) protect him and grant him a long life inshallah as some of us know that there have been recent attacks on trying to kill him. Stay strong and believe, your brother in Islam.
  9. Thank you, may Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) reserve a great reward for you in Jannah inshallah. PS, when will my content stop being needed to be approved by a moderator?
  10. Assalam Alaykum Brothers and Sisters, It is mustahab to start with Salt and to end with Salt when eating. But I am quite confused, do you just take a pinch of salt of eat it or whats going on here haha. Also according the Qur'an [19:62], it is good to Eat twice every day, in the morning and early evening. Walhamdulillahi Rabbil Alaameen!
  11. Assalam Alaykum Brothers and Sisters, Many of us here live in the West and this ruling is very important to us. I heard that sitting at a table where alcohol or beer gets served is haram. Is this true? Because if it is then we can not attend restaurants that serve alcohol beer at dining tables. Walhamdulillah Rabbil Alaameen!
  12. Assalam Alaykum Brother/Sister, May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bless you and your family and all the mumineen and grant you all his beloved mercy inshallah. I would like to first tell you that whatever you encounter upon your life and whatever you find yourself doing (sin), never, ever miss Salah or leave your prayers. Please note that when I say this, pray with concentration and humbleness and realize that you are standing in front of your Lord, the Lord of Muhammad SAWS, the Lord of Ahlul Bayt, and the Lord of every single thing. What I am trying to say is, you know, when you go down into Sujood, tell yourself I am going into prostration before my Lord the Most Merciful for example. For Allah says if you do evil, replace it with a good deed. (Qur'an) Second, I understand where you are coming from and no one can deny this problem in our communities or simply say go get married. So what I recommend for you to do is SEEK marriage as fast as you can and DO NOT be afraid of the financial side for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) says in the Qur'an that Marriage is a source of Rizq (Sustenance) for you let alone a source of Happines and Felicity to name a few. It is hard to explain this Ayah for it depends on your level of nearness to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). In the meantime br./sister, you can establish more concentration in your prayer and give more importance to your prayer FOR I PROMISE YOU that these 5 prayers you do everyday are greater and good for you than what you are able to imagine. This is one of the smallest reasons Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) puts so much emphasis on Prayer in Qur'an. Also, one of our Imams says you should pray a 2 rakat Salah and then Send blessings to the Prophet and His Progeny and then make Dua to our beloved Lord and ask him for a righteous and beautiful wife to make you needless of the haram that is out there especially in this Fitna, for we are in a time where Dajjals appearance is very soon. I don’t have to explain to you whats happening around the world, look at all the protests, natural disasters, thousands of youth committing suicide, people begging for photos with the Hollywood celebrities, Scholars dying more and more, we are now in a time and age where we see Deen as an obstacle. Women have lost their dignity and men have lost their dignity. Subhanallah how the Ahadith are so true. I can go on and on but what I am trying to say is, you need to establish your Prayers, and seek knowledge and act upon that knowledge (Islamic Knowledge). If you see yourself committing sins, erase those sins with the good deeds. On my last note, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, know that your Lord wants you to go to Jannah, he wants to erase your bad deeds, just take one step towards him by committing good deeds, and he will take a million steps towards you. I have noticed that the way you talk about this problem in a very lightly way, I will warn you right now. Iblis is your clear enemy, there will be one day where you will be thrown in hell because of your deeds or be granted Jannah because of your deeds brother. *****you need to understand that at the end of the day, you are either a person from Jannah or a person from Jahannam*****DECIDE WHICH SIDE OF THE FENCE YOU WANT TO BE. So stay away from the bad friends, go more and more to the Masjid. I remember my teacher telling me, "whenever your felling less religious, go to the Masjid, for it acts like a battery charger for you". Last but not least, I have a family friend, who was able to see Imam Khomeini in his dream subhannallah, and in a nutshell, in that dream, he was shaking the hand of the Imam and the Imam didnt say nothing but BELIEVE! Jazakumullah Khaira, walhamdulillah rabbil aalameen. Glory be to Allah, greater that what we can describe.
  13. Salam Alaykum Br./sister. Sadness is a part of life. Rather don't take it that way, but take it as a test from the Almighty, the Glorified. I remember my teacher saying that every single thing that happens in a believer's life is a blessing whether you think it is good or bad. The more you worship Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and the more you get closer to him, he test you more and more up to your ability to handle so that you may be successful in this World and the Hereafter. I will give you an example of something I went through in my own life, but before that I need you to realize something and keep this in your heart ❤️. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is the Most Merciful, meaning that I want you to always go to him for your problems and always remember him during your happiness, for he will remember you in your grave, and in times of sadness. This is a PROMISE by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), and who is more fulfilling in promises than Allah Subhanallah? No one. Also, realize that he is the best planner and architect life wise. So if your going through something, he made it so, so you can grow and learn something you never did. For example, I was recently going through sad moments in my life and I was looking for work and getting closer to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) through worship like yourself. Although, no matter what I did, I couldn't find a job, I went in to speak to managers, and basically everything. I made dua and dua and dua and dua. Nothing. But I didn't give up, so after a couple months, there was an opening for a Pharmacy job right beside my house and I applied even though I felt I knew I was never going to get it. Subhanallah the next day I got the interview and job. After all I went through, Allah gave me a job right beside my house, a job that I love to do, with awesome people and environment. Now I thought, alhamdulillah for him not giving me the other jobs I applied for. So this is the case for every case in your life. You just need to wait, for he is with the patience. Never lose hope because that is one of the great sins. Allah tells the Prophet in Hadith Al-Qudsi that the best act of worship is believe in Allah's plan for you and have trust in him (tawakkul). I can go on and on, but the rest is for you to experience. If you need any help please don't be afraid to ask for my number or such. Walhamdulillah Rabbil Alameen!
  14. Please visit this post and let me know what you think. I don't know if it's real or not. If it's real, then I'm speechless. I doubt it is. https://shiascans.com/2017/06/04/cosmology-explained-by-infallible-Imam-Earth-on-whale-theory/amp/
  15. Lol, very funny... I already follow him. And I have never met him, but I know about his biography and personality, this is why I trust him to be my marja.
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