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OrthodoxTruth

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  1. Sayyed Ammar Nakshawani 2020 Ramadan lectures, one by one, everyday.
  2. Why not seek knowledge from the fountain that never dries out? Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) debating an Indian atheist Prophet Muhammad ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) debating atheists of Medina
  3. There’s no specification therefore I reckon for everywhere. Otherwise it would of been specified. Ayatollah Sistani also ruled Eid al-Fitr to be on Monday.
  4. As a muqallid doing taqlid to Ayatollah Sistani, you follow his rulings and announcements, regardless of your father’s family.
  5. Sayyid Ali Khamenei ruled music permissible as long as it’s Persian classical, folk or pop music. He also admires Western music. On the other hand, during the revolution, Ayatollah Khomeini told the "Keyhan", Iran's major conservative daily newspaper: "...music is like a drug, whoever acquires the habit can no longer devote himself to important activities. We must completely eliminate it." He also pointed out in 1979: “If you want independence for your country, you must suppress music and not fear to be called old‐fashioned. Music is a betrayal of the nation and of youth.” Among the maraji’, only a tiny minority allows some or any form of music. As for the Sunnis, Sufis allow music. Wahhabis and non-Sufi Sunnis traditionally considered it haram. How far was and is prohibition enforced by the Sunnis, is another subject. Nowadays you can find music in all Islamic countries.
  6. Walaykum as Salam, Imam al-Kadhem (عليه السلام) has explained, there are two types of Proofs (Hujjah); the manifested proof (Hujjah Dhahera) and the latent proof (Hujjah Batena). The manifested proof is represented by the prophets, messengers, and Imams. And the latent proof is represented by the intellect (‘Aql) which Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has bestowed to humans so that they can discern and differentiate between truth from falsehood.
  7. With this notion of thinking you can dismiss entire Sunni and Ibadi corpus as well. You can dismiss most religions relying only on secondary, non-religious sources. For example, there’s hardly any proof for the existence of Nabi Isa (عليه السلام), except the Bible and the Quran. Same thing with the Buddha and so on. Being a rationalist on a religious forum is either a provocation or a way to waste time. From the threads that you create, it clearly shows that you accepted rationalism over any religious understanding. Sooner or later, most likely, you will become an atheist.
  8. Salam aleykum, Can you give more details as to why you concluded that your nikah is void? If you don’t want to share them publicly, you can message me. I’ll try to help best within my capabilities based on the Ayatollah Sistani’s rulings. I’m not a representative of the Ayatollah and I don’t think there is one on here, however, that said we have some knowledgeable brothers and sisters in this community. I’m pretty sure we will be able to help.
  9. Although I agree that getting any sophisticated answers through internet on matters other than the fiqh possesses some difficulties, it’s not impossible. One has to rely on the books (something that I constantly try to do) and eventually, if the questions remain unanswered, he can travel to Iraq or Iran and ask in the respectable office of his marja’ in person. They are not infallible and we don’t follow them blindly, however, I only pointed out that there is a difference between multitude of understanding or interpretations of some fundamental theological concept and passing it as a religious belief, and being in clear error, wrong religious belief, and passing it as a fact. I haven’t criticised your understanding of the discussed subject, I only criticised your methodology of passing your own understanding as a theological belief, which we can’t do. If you know the works of any qualified scholars that agree with your reasoning, I would be more than happy to read them and analyse, however, I can’t build my religious belief on personal thoughts of a layman, that includes myself, for despite having some knowledge we are far from the maraji’ who study, discuss and contemplate their entire lifes on things applying rigorous methodologies. Imam Ali ibn Hussain (عليه السلام) warned Aban ibn abi-Ayyash about engaging in lay ijtihad, we read in al-Kafi;
  10. I agreed on some fragments related to eternity of the Quran, disagreed on the concept of attributes, at the end of the day my personal thoughts can’t be passed as a religious understanding because I’m not a qualified faqih to follow my personal beliefs on things. I’ve read your post from 2015. Who’s your marja’ taqlid? Are you a hawza student?
  11. I doubt that there is any representative of Ayatollah al-Khoei (may Allah elevate his status) or Ayatollah al-Sistani (may Allah prolong his life) on here, therefore you should contact them and seek answers to your questions. Claiming directly and publicly the belief of something being “erroneous” is a dangerous precedent because you are not qualified to issue verdicts on religious matters. Ayatollah al-Khoei was a great scholar and I’m more than sure that he wouldn’t make an “error” in such a fundamental belief. There’s a difference between different opinions and passing errors as fundamental religious beliefs. We seriously need to watch what we write and say.
  12. https://www.al-islam.org/questions-jurisprudence-abd-al-husayn-sharaf-al-din-al-musawi/chapter-one-combining-two-prayers Detailed explanation with multiple Sunni hadiths.
  13. Fair point, I just generalised based on the assumption that the British culture to greater or lesser degree is Christian. Nonetheless, as a Shia Muslim she wasn’t an intended target of the attack, unlike the anti-Shia attacks carried out by the Sunni terrorists elsewhere.
  14. You never provide sources for any of your statements but accepting that these are true, such beliefs become wajib only upon muqalids doing taqlid to them, not all Shias. We don’t extend the rulings of one maraja’ on all the Shia Muslims. Shias never left Imam Hassan (عليه السلام), he just agreed to the TIMELY and CONDITIONAL treaty with Muawiyah as to avoid further bloodshed and complete destruction of a nascent religion. After Muawiyah’s death, ALL governance was meant to pass on Imam Hassan (عليه السلام) or any other close member of the Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام). Muawiyah broke the treaty by appointing his son. You seem to be either a Sunni doing taqiyya, or a member of the Batriyyah. I assume it’s the first as you preach things that run contradictory to the orthodox Shia teachings while you issue verdicts on religion based how you understand it. You are not a faqih to tell us what we should or shouldn’t believe about sahaba. We have Grand Ayatollahs for that and a common sense. If yours allow you to love all the sahaba unconditionally and never utter a bad word about them, then that’s the belief that you will have to answer on when you die. Mine’s allow open and secret tabarra. Tabarra encompasses not only disassociation but also cursing of those who tried to destroy the religion. It was always there, as I have proved to you from Allamah Majlisi (may Allah keep showering him with knowledge) alone, and fatwas of so and so today can’t ever change it. This thread should be closed because it’s totally pointless. Back and forward with someone who doesn’t understand things.
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