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aaaz1618

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  1. aaaz1618

    Farewell

    Assalam alaikum, I have taken the decision to leave ShiaChat, I have mostly enjoyed my time here and despite coming from a different walk of life have felt welcomed and supported by many of you. I have learnt a lot since joining, about your beliefs, and in a way about mine too. I've just hit a dark point in my life where mentally I don't know how much diesel is left in the tank anymore. It leaves me not knowing what more I can say or do, when cracks appear I try to fix them and when I fix them more appear. Please don't feel the need to write any responses, but if you want
  2. I believe the Mutazilite school of thought grappled with this question and came to a similar but not identical conclusion as yourself. I don't think they could be regarded as Shi'a though, possibly not even Sunni, I'm not sure.
  3. If that were true the world wouldn't be so messed up. Sadly the world is dominated by older men who cannot think like humans.
  4. "What are all these verbally beaten bodies doing on the floor?" (Sees the word 'gryffindor') "Ah harmless thread about Harry Potter, I'll be on my way then". (Tips hat and moonwalks out of saloon doors).
  5. If there was some agenda where the BBC and other news media outlets propagated the Shi'a/making Shi'a look the better of the two sects, would you and others here support that?
  6. It's already proven that this forum is 99.9% more popular than 'ummah'.
  7. Simply put, no. Normalising lesbian or gay relationships in a consumerist way like Disney, Pixar or DreamWorks films doesn't go down well in my book. It isn't just the films, they'll have lesbian figures, bags with cartoon lesbians, pencil cases, birthday cakes, balloons, dress up costumes, CDs, the list goes on. Cartoon lesbians that we are just supposed to be cool with because our little darlings want us to buy them stuff with their stupid faces on! Crikey, gone are the days of just being able to enjoy a film about a rat making food by controlling a red haired guy in a French resta
  8. I used to believe in the moon landing and I am usually quite an anti-conspiracy theorist, but even I can't argue against the points raised that suggest it was a hoax. Too many coincidences in my eyes at least. I think it may have been America's way to shut the Russians up, there was probably some good intentions behind that but after a while I guess they had to keep up the pretence. Only the Americans have ever put people on the moon despite economic power houses like China theoretically having the power and people to do so.
  9. For anyone who believes Abu Hurairah was blessed by God in some way and is reliable, please read this from Sheikh Abdulfattah Abu Abdullah Adebalu (a Sunni sheikh from Nigeria). ”During the caliphate of Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab, he made him governor of Bahrain. Umar, as we know, used to call his rulers sternly to account. If he made one of them governor when he had two garments, on the day he ceased to govern, he should still own no more than those two garments, and it would be better to leave office with only one! But if he left Office with any display of wealth, he would not escape Umar's r
  10. Outside of Bareilvi mosques I have not seen any other sect or school of thought practice it, so I would take a punt and say it isn't allowed.
  11. It is a practice done by Sunni Bareilvis, but not Sunni Deobandis. I think they kiss the thumbnails as they believe Adam, peace be upon him, upon hearing Muhammad's name, peace be upon him. Either it was Adam or the angels, I forget which.
  12. The disagree option doesn't do some things justice.
  13. The Ahmadis do/did that after Mirza Ghulam Ahmad's name too, not that I am saying Imam Khamenei is a self-proclaimed Messiah figure, just saying it appears easier than thought to blur the lines and lose grasp of things.
  14. @ireallywannaknow I'm singling it out because it is what is troubling me and I see it as unfair upon the person it is happening to. I am aware there are all sorts of tests in this world, but they are tests sent to keep us firm in faith, thankful etc. Such tests cannot be sent to a child. I am thankful for what 'notme' said when she said babies are born spiritually perfect. Sometimes when grief and doubt affects a person it hard to see the simplicity of things. I'll take a look at the video insha'Allah.
  15. If a baby grows to be a child that cannot feed itself, speak or understand the world like other children to the degree that their mind is permanently baby-like do you still believe they would bow down in utter awe? A person who has the mental capacity to think so deeply about God isn't the sort of person I'm discussing here. I think it's easier for a lot of people to comment until they are in this situation. I know there are a few people with children with Autism on here though so I'm not showing any disrespect in that matter. I appreciate your thoughts on it though, jazak Allahu khe
  16. Of course, how can I disagree with that? There's no self pity to what I said though. Let's look at it from another angle, what is the purpose of testing a child with a genetic disorder/syndrome? Ignore the parents and those around them for a minute, what is the purpose of testing that child? Because the reason we are tested isn't the same a baby is tested, is it?
  17. How is not wanting your child to suffer wallowing in self pity? I'm saying, by all means test the parent but leave the child be, that's not self pity, if anything that is as selfless as you can get.
  18. Another issue now arises here, if genetic disorders are a test from Allah then how can you abort a fetus with a genetic disorder? If they are tests they are set for a reason, not to be avoided, right?
  19. Yes, there are procedures but they aren't without their risks and if nobody knows what is in the womb truly except Allah then what use would such procedure be anyway?
  20. In being tested a child with an illness or disorder becomes the scapegoat, while we're here trying to get the right answers to the test, the child is the one truly suffering. Let the test be for us, not them, they can't even answer for themselves, how are they to pass a test set by God? I'm really stuck with this one, I really am.
  21. Here's the issue, we think about how this is a test for us yet we forget the person in the centre of this all, the child. If we are being tested, does that not make a child nothing more than a guinea pig/test subject? We are being tested but it isn't us that will never have the quality of life that an innocent child deserves. I find it hard to see how a child can be tested with something that will potentially shorten their life and decrease their quality of life and how this can relate to God, who wants the best for people. No matter how much one prays, pays sadaqah and believes, is it s
  22. A test for who, who's being tested? The parents with full facilities to pass or fail the test or the child without the facilities who has no say in being tested? The parents and child are tested, but why should the child be tested, if a person is innocent then why test them with a genetic disorder? Why should one child have a genetic disorder while another child be born a royal and face a life of luxury?
  23. Others will say that the prehistoric elite were dinosaurs in disguise sent to take over the world... But that's none of my business.
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