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Revert1963

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  1. I think that different men is attracted by different things. I have even had interested looks from a Muslim guy when I was wearing a chador. So does that mean I should have worn full Niqab?
  2. No the hijab is not the measure of religiosity. Some one who wears a full niqab can be a very bad person and someone who doesn't cover her hair can still be very pious. It all comes down to the individual and what circumstances people is living under. Some years ago head cover was fashionable and a lot of people wore it just for show. to day it is not so fashionable. Maybe because of Syria and Daesh and all of that and many people don't want to come across as a religious fanatic. There is a difference between being religious and stuffing religion down other peoples throats. I personally think that hijab is a beautiful thing that I am happy to wear for Allah, but I will not backbite anyone for not observing hijab. It is not for me to judge and I don't have then knowledge to do so either.
  3. Protesting government corruption isn't the same thing as wanting to topple the Islamic republic. And raising the fuel prices in order to support the poor is like feeding the the dog with its own tail. It was the same that led to the yellow vest protests in France. It would have made more sense to make a progressive tax on the rich people in the northern suburbs of Tehran. So Sistani may have a point. But it is not unproblematic in the current situation where so man outside forces want to see the end of the Islamic Republic.
  4. My point is that Masturbation is not mentioned directly in the Qur'an. It is all a matter of interpretation whether done by Imam Jaffar Al-Sadiq or anybody else. I am not in a position to say what is permissible and neither is you. I put my trust in Allah. Have a nice day.
  5. It sounds very much like he suffered from depression. Having depression should not be considered shameful. It could happen to anybody and with the help of Allah you can overcome it. Suicide just doesn't make sense from an Islamic perspective. Even if you think you are a big sinner, killing your self will end your possibility to improve. It will remove your possibility to pray for Allahs forgiveness and it will bar you from doing good deeds that may counter your sins. And if you are such a big sinner as you think the only thing you can look forward to in the Akhirah is the worse option. So why not escape it as long as possible.
  6. The Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) did not speak out of his own desire when he delivered the message that Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ‎) had send down to him. The Qur'an has mostly been preserved because it was written down with in living memory of the Prophets family and companions. The Hadith was written much later. That is why there is a clear hierarchy between the Qur'an and the hadith. They are not equal. The Qur'an contain the message of Allah. The Hadith contain a compilation of what people 200 years later perceived to be the tradition (or sunnah) of the Prophet and his contemporary's. I am not rejecting the hadith. I think it has a value as tradition. I just don't think it has the same authority as the Qur'an.
  7. The Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) was a human being and therefore Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) granted him free will, but that is not really important in connection with the Hadith. The problem is that we can not be sure of the Hadiths because they was narrated by human beings with their own agendas for writing what they did. And even up to 200 years after the events. The only thing we can be sure of is the Qur'an at least if we want to accept that it was revealed by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) to his messenger(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) which is self evident otherwise we wouldn't be Muslims.
  8. No I don't. Tradition is important for human communities. Forinstance the tradition of prayer, but it is man made. The basis for sharia should be the message of Allah meaning the Qur'an.
  9. Obeying the messenger of Allah is obeying the message that he received and which is written in the Qur'an.
  10. It still doesn´t explicitly mention masturbation. you will have to make an interpretation to get to that. It could be interpreted either way, so it is not clear. It all has to do with what presupposed perception you read the text.
  11. Neither does that mention masturbation. It first and foremost addresses extramarital sex. You could of cause argue that masturbation is a form of extramarital sex, but the verse does not explicitly say that. The verse does mention "unlawful sexual relations" and relations are normally something that involves other people.
  12. No! We know that the Qur'an has been sent down as a reminder and to settle the dispute which previous receivers of the message has among them selves. It does not make sense to me that Allah would only send part of the message in the Qur'an and let the rest be up to random people to fill in the blanks with Hadiths written 200 years after the Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). It is logic to me Allah would send the entire message that he cares about in the Qur'an. The Qur'an has been mostly preserved (At least since Uthman canonized the Cairo text) the Hadith on the other hand is a rag tag collection of hearsay that scholars do not even agree on which is authentic or not. The Hadith could be useful in recording a tradition that has developed such as the different ways to do the prayer. (Like when you are Shia the tradition is that we pray with the hands at the side and the head on a Turbah. It's a signpost saying that the person doing it belong to a specific sect. Not a prerequisite for being Muslim let alone going to Jannat ul Firdaus). However even if a hadith is proven authentic it's authority can only be secondary as compared to the Qur'an because the Hadith only describes the tradition and not the message. To return to the subject of this tread, It is a fact that masturbation is not mentioned in the Qur'an. So masturbation clearly does not matter enough for Allah to include it specifically in the Qur'an. Some Hadiths indicate that some of the companions of the Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) considered Masturbation sinful and there are other hadiths suggesting that it was a normal thing that people did at the time. It is not unlikely that people disagreed back then. One reason that some of them would have considered masturbation a sin is that many of them was converts from Judaism and had brought the idea with them from the Torah. That would not be the only such case. (stoning as a punishment for adulterers is most likely an other). In that case that is of cause some of the corruption of the message that the Qur'an warns against. A more valid argument could be that masturbation is giving in to ones worldly desires. That would have some basis for calling it sin, but it would still be a deduced verdict. Not a clear divine commandment. And while masturbation is giving in to worldly desires, driving around in a BMW is also giving in to worldly desires.
  13. Just because some scholar or even all the scholars said something doesn't mean that it is in the Qur'an. I do not park my brain just because some scholar tells me to park it. Scholars are people too and as people they have their biases. Allah is the only one worthy of worship. Scholars are not. I believe that at the end of the day it is the intention that matters. Not the details of prayer. Different schools pray different anyway and if I am not mistaken I think the Ismaili's only make Dua and not Sujud. The way people pray is just different traditions who has evolved. Some people has felt the need to justify the way they do thing and so they have fabricated some hadiths to do that and othes has fabricated hadiths to justify their way of praying that contradicts the other ones ones. But it doesn't matter. Tradition has a value in it self for the people who practices it and not all people need to do the same. If Allah cared about anything other than the intention of the prayer he would have send it down with the Qur'an.
  14. I don't see how it is problematic in itself. Then watch this
  15. You don't have that claim from the Qur'an. People have made up many hadiths to suit their own purpose. Even if that particular hadith is genuine it still doesn't say so in the Qur'an. If Allah wanted masturbation to be haram why didn't he make sure that it was in the Qur'an?
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