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MaisumAli

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  1. Sorry this will be my last post iA, but it was a pleasure discussing these "questions" with you, and May Allah help you with your quest to find the truth iA
  2. K, suit yourself, I'll take it any day of the week Have you become sunni yet? This question would be valid from the Sunni perspective, but that would not be fair, because these are shia traditions, the same way I can't read sunni traditions from a Shia perspective, because that would be unfair to them, so to understand Shia books properly you would have to read with the Shia perspective, and the Shia perspective states that the Imams(عليه السلام) are the inheritors of the Prophets, The Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) taught Imam Ali(عليه السلام), Imam Ali taught Hasan(عليه السلام) and Hussain(عليه السلام), they taught Imam Sajjad(عليه السلام), he taught Imam Baqir (عليه السلام),he taught Imam as Sadiq(عليه السلام), so forth, and if there is any knowledge that Allah wishes to spiritually give to the Imam, it must first go through The Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) then it reaches the Imams(عليه السلام), and we have a plethora of traditions on this very topic, but the end all be all is that if The Imam(عليه السلام) tells you something, it's as if The Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) is telling you something, and if my memory serves me correctly, then I believe we have this tradition maybe that a Imam said, that if a tradition comes your way, and you don't know who said it, then say قال معصوم, because The all the Imams and The Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) would give you the same answer Hey, that's cool, you have your opinion and I have mine, but why exactly did you not enjoy it? Was it like boring to read? Well, usually his successor is the one that announces it, but don't take my word for it, you should ask a scholar as they would give you a more thorough answer than me, but also keep in mind that the same can be said about Prophethood (This may be my last reply, as I will probably leave SC , but I wish you the best, and may Allah guide me and you both to the truth PS: Also I just realized why it took you soo long to reply
  3. Then the souls of the believers come to him and they rejoice more over him than any one of you rejoices when his absent loved one comes to him. They ask him: 'What happened to so-and-so, what happened to so-and-so?' They say: 'Let him be, for he was in the hardship of the world. When he says, 'Did he not come here?' They say: 'He was taken to the pit (of Hell).' Come out discontent, subject of Divine wrath, to the punishment of Allah, the Mighty and Sublime; So it comes out like the foulest stench of a corpse. https://sunnah.com/nasai/21/16 If a mere soul can hear and speak without the assistance of the tounge/mouth, and the ears, then what makes you doubt the ability of The Lord Almighty to hear and see without the assistance of phisical parts?
  4. Mahjjah is like the only anti Shia site that can offer a sensible discourse, but still they are quite deceptive, but better than the rest of the lot
  5. Just to reinstate my position, I am not some bigitod Islamaphobe or some ex-Muslim I am simply trying to convey the fact that Islam hasn't been spread solely on Trade and Dawah, but rather early Islamic conquests had a huge hand in the spread of Islam, which no historian will disagree with Also, this is perfectly normal for any religion, and Islam is no exception Just in case anyone may have misunderstood as to what my personal opinion is on the spread of Islam Salam un Alaykum
  6. Perhaps you should read what I wrote earlier again, I didn't just state "That is how the word works" Yes perhaps, if you could show me Buddhism conquering other lands, then I'll gladly change it Parroting? Perhaps you have me confused with some ex Muslim or atheist, I used to believe in the whole "Islam was not spread by the sword" narrative, until I realized to understand other people's viewpoints instead of applying a one sided bias, only then did I realize that Islamic history isn't all butterflies and rainbows Are you going to simply throw aside all of the conquests committed on other territories by Islamic factions? Do you also realize that the reason Islam spread soo rapidly was because of the military conquests of the early Islamic caliphates, a fact that no historian can deny? Muslim were legendary warriors, and they used that to their advantage, no problem in that, but to say that Islam wasn't spread by the sword and every other religion was is quite a one sided biased statement Simple, the people that were left of the minority paid the Jizya, also keep in mind it would only be natural for people to convert just to avoid the Jizya, in a way, many people also converted from the Jizyah, those who were steadfast on thier faith were the ones who payed the Jizyah Oh so the people just went along with it? You conquer their entire country and all of a sudden they want to join your religion now? Something doesn't add up That does not mean to say that the Muslim were complete barbarians that killed any non Muslims the saw on the street, but rather when you control an area, you tend to also control the population, unless they would kick you out lol
  7. W Salam! Spreading politically and being spread religiously are interchangeable terms, it's simple, you take over a certain area of land, and you convert them to your religion, or otherwise they throw you out, it's just how the world works, I didn't create the system Oh it definitely was, so was every other religion, like I said, it's just how the word works I would be that quick to single our the Safavids or the Saudis that quickly if I were you, forced conversions were a know thing among almost all Islamic empires, including the Ummayeds, Abbasids, Ottomans, Safavids, etc. It is not something that we can simply deny, but it would be better for face the facts and get on with it, while I realize the term "Islam was spread by the sword" has a negative vibe to it, it is unfortunately true, and the same goes for the rest of world religions
  8. Brother I'm not denying that Trade and Dawah spread Islam greatly, indeed they did, but there is absolutely no denying that the conquests by Islamic empires were the main reason behind the spread of Islam Now don't get me wrong, the phrase "Spread by the Sword" seems to sound a bit harsh, but in reality there is no Major religion(except for like Buddhism probably lol) that has not been spread by sword or conquest, it is only natural for such things to happen (Also keep in mid the Jizya also played a factor, for non religious people, converting to save a bit of cash was worth it) Yes, a faction of them did, Spain was having internal problems within itself as to who should be in power. But keep on reading and see what happened from there: https://www.britannica.com/place/Spain/The-Almoravids Yes they did, Alhamdulillah, our religion has a very clear cut way as to how to deal with non Muslims, they pay the Jizya, then they're good, but how exactly does that prove Islam wasn't spread by the sword? The discussion isn't about whether Islam is a religion of peace or not They didn't, the Turkish people were always Muslim, but if you are referring to Anatolia(Modern day Turkey), then they were originally Byzantian, and when the Islamic empires brought the Byzantines to their knees through military conquests, the Muslim population grew Yes, here trade was a big factor, but that is not to forget that the Muslim conquests had a huge hand in the conversion of Africa in general(Especially by the Umayyads) https://www.britannica.com/place/North-Africa/From-the-Arab-conquest-to-1830 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_conquest_of_the_Maghreb Yes I agree, Indonesia was largely converted because of trade, which then inspired people to lead Coup's, this is true China? When was China ever muslim? Lemme guess? Saad b. Abi Waqqas? Umm..Arabian Peninsula? Nothing? Heck, Oman was becoming Muslim in the time of the Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) Is this even a question? Rashidun conquests duh! Remind me again what the muslim population of England is again? A couple of people convert to Islam in England, wow! Big deal! So that proves Islam wasn't spread by the sword? I'm not denying, same goes for other religions, they too did trades and send missionaries did they not? Oh it is very true my friend, one does not give up his current faith that simply Oh really? Where? Islam is less than 5% in Mongolia, Islam was merely a governance strategy by the leaders, the Mongols didn't give a damn about their religion, also considering that completely demolished the Abbasids doesn't sit well with the whole "Islam wasn't spread by the sword" thing Daleel? I wish my friend, but the sad reality is that every religion is spread by the sword, do you not think that the Christians or Jews never thought of trade and dawah? Lets just face the facts with an unbiased view.
  9. Question: Can I use cracked apps , which I have not done myself? Answer: If someone else has cracked the app, you can use it. Question: Is it permissible to sell pirated programs, DVDS, and software? Answer: If it is against the law, it is not permissible but you can use them. https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01153/#25288 You should ask your Marja
  10. Not exactly sure on what grounds you are calling this book nothing, I think it is brilliant, but no mater, there is more https://www.al-islam.org/glance-life-holy-prophet-islam https://www.al-islam.org/life-muhammad-prophet-sayyid-saeed-akhtar-rizvi And one of my personal favorites, and one that I think you will enjoy as well: https://www.al-islam.org/hayat-al-qulub-vol-2-muhammad-baqir-majlisi This entire volume is dedicated soley to the life of The Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) by Allamah Baqir al Majlisi(rh) himself!
  11. Whatever the case is, it is no different even for Sunnis, meaning anyone who isn't unjust(female) is an Imam, which I don't think has ever happened
  12. Still doesn't negate the fact that Islamic warriors fought lands and the population slowly converted to Islam, and yes, trade and Dawah did affect the spread of Islam alot, the beuty of our faith did attract people, but let's be real here, the main reason as to why people converted was due to those conquests, let's just face the facts here.
  13. C'mon you don't really believe that do you? Literally every religion has been spread by the sword, and Islam is no different, whether that be sunni empires like The Ummayeds, Abbasids, The Ottomans, or Shia empires like the Safavids, Fatimids It is not wrong to say Islam has been spread by the sword, because that is the case for every other religion
  14. In the sense that they are either ignorant of the truth and are spreading falsehood, or they are decivers, and they know the truth but still continue to spread falsehood, which can be said to us vice verse
  15. Yes, but he is only pointing out the traditions that both Shias and Sunnis share in common, all the traditions that he referenced to Sunni books are all found in authentic Shia texts, if you scroll and click on the numbers next to the reference, you will see the following traditions: “I am the City of Knowledge and Ali is its Gate, so whosoever wishes to access this City, then let him do so through its Gate " For whoever I am his master and leader, then Ali is his master and leader too. O Lord support whoever supports Ali, and oppose whoever opposes him. " I leave with ye the two momentous things - the book of Allah and my kin the people of my Ahl al-Bayt. As long as ye adhere to them both ye will never go astray after me.”" I'm sure I don't need to go into much detail, as these traditions are quite popular and authentic in Shia books And he also may have done it for polemical reasons too, in the sense that whoever reads his book whether he be Shia or Sunni, can benefit from it My knowledge of arabic is weak too, but the word اِمَامًا itself is a masculine word, a woman can't be an اِمَامًا, because اِمَامًا is a masculine word, and Ibrahim(عليه السلام) asks to make his decendents اِمَامًا, so therefore women are ruled out This should put it into perspective: http://corpus.quran.com/wordbyword.jsp?chapter=2&verse=124
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