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AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola

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    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola reacted to Mohammad313Ali in Born Prophet?   
    The Holy Prophet had already concluded before Jibra'il came down that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, as we can see through the recounts of his early life. I believe a fundamental point is that in Islam we do not believe in blind faith and when it comes to the Usul of the deen (fundamentals of the religion) we cannot just believe in them blindly, but need to reach a rational/logical conclusion.
    Jibra'il addressing The Prophet in that matter furthermore affirms this position, as how can a person believe in Islam/Allah without first reading. Indeed Islam is not a religion of compulsion or inheritance, but instead a religion which through rational inquiry and a thoughtful mind will easily enter the heart of any sincere individual. 
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    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola reacted to layman in How to strengthen faith?   
    Seeing is believing.  For example, if you read "aauuzibillahi minas syaitani rajeem" and then you witness syaitans are kicked out from your souls.  I am sure you will have more faith when reading aauuzibillahi....
    Islam is based on shahadat... i witness that there is no God but Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)..and Muhammad is His Messenger.  So the emphasis is on witnessing.
    So witness that everything that exist in front of your eyes (house, mountain, water, rain..) including your own self is due to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). The fact that you can see through your eyes and walk due to the body that you are given control should be enough for witnessing that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) make it possible for you.  Now, strengthen the faith from all the witnessing by your physical eyes.  We are too small, too weak, blind, deaf... we need Him to hold our hands and bring us to Him.  We cant even escape death.  The moment you feel that you solely need Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), rush to Him...then the reading of Quran, the prayer, the duas,  all start to make sense and meaningful.
    Then reading "Bismilahi rahmani rahiim" will make sense  I begin everything in my life by Your Name ya Allah..the Rahman and The Rahiim.
    Wallahualam.
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    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola reacted to Mahdavist in How to strengthen faith?   
    Salam alaikum. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) reward you. To strengthen one's faith, one must take the time to learn about it and understand it, as you have mentioned.
    However, to clear our soul so it is more receptive to guidance it is also essential that:
    1. All kinds of haraam actions must be eliminated from our lives
    2. We must perform the obligatory (wajib) actions without any exception
    A strict approach on these two points will inshaAllah have a massive positive impact on your efforts to learn more about the faith. 
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    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola reacted to YoungSkiekh313 in How to strengthen faith?   
    Salam Alykum,
    It's a blessing that you've checked your faith, and realized its not at the level it should be at! 
    Firstly, you need to reflect, and think deeply why you've chosen the path of Allah. As Imam Ali puts it, you should worship Allah because he is worthy of being worshipped. Imam Ali also urges us to look at all of our blessings, and Allahs creations to better understand our creator such as earthquakes that signify Allahs power, or flowers that signify Allahs beauty. For me, I looked into detail other religions such as Christianity, Judaism, etc, and Shiaism made sense to me. This enabled me to have a strong foundation to build my belief system upon. 
    The Quran is a perfect first step in understanding Allah, and building faith as Allah gives a ton of advice on how to please him, and become closer to him. Many of the verses describe the qualities of a believer such as establishing regular prayer, giving regular charity, doing good deeds etc. Remember knowledge is good, but Akhlaq is what sets you apart and brings you closer to Allah. Thus begin praying if you haven't, try to understand its meaning in depth, pray the night prayer, or nafilah. Prayer is the connection between you and Allah. Also, it doesn't hurt doing good deeds such as charity, volunteering, helping your parents etc. 
    Secondly, build a relationship with the prophets and Ahlul-bayt. Get to understand who these personalities are, their stories, and characteristics. Who was Prophet Musa? Who was Imam Ali Al-Askari?, most importantly who was our last prophet , and who is our imam RN. 
    Third, read up on topics from Islam.org. A lot of great reading content to build your knowledge of concepts and what not. 
    Anyways, keep in mind this dunya is just a journey to build your soul, and a relationship with Allah takes sincere, and relentless devotion. At the end of the day, if you keep hold of the Quran, Sunnah, and Ahlul-bayt. I think you'll be set . 
    WS,
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    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola got a reaction from iCenozoic in I am leaving Shiaism   
    Alhamdulilah, 
    Alhamdulilah brother, May Allah Be with you on your journey in trying to get closer to Him. From what I read in your post you haven’t denounced  Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) or Islam or Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). and his Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام). and you haven’t come across as an enemy of the Ahlulbayt. Everyone’s road to learning and gaining understanding about this deen will not look the same. 
    Being a Shia is not merely going by name. It’s in heart and practice that aligns with Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). and His Ahlulbayt way.  A group of Men walked up behind Imam (عليه السلام). and declared that they were his Shia. Imam Al Mu’mineen (عليه السلام). looked at them and said that they didn’t look like his Shia because their stomachs weren’t weighed with a stone from extra fasting and their backs weren’t haunched   from long hours of standing night prayers and their eyes weren’t dry and tired from Quran reading. These are some of the examples that demonstrates what it means to be Shia. 
    Imam Ali (عليه السلام). didn’t identify men his Shia by how many times they beat their chest to a bloody pulp or walked over fire or whatever death defying circus act they could do. He identified the Shia by their consistent worship and devotion to Allah first. Being Shia and Having love for Ahlul bayt means obeying Allah’s commands and abstaining from sin. Being Shia is following Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and his ahlul bayt in obeying and worshipping Allah. 
    You may feel like your closer to ahlul bayt but honestly only Allah knows how close any of us in here are to being actual true Shia. We can shoot our selves out of canons or walk across tight ropes between two buildings or tattoo 313 all over our bodies or cry with extra loud bullhorns for Karbala. None of that determines the true Shia. 
    During this holy month of Ramadhan as usual we are all expected to fast, establish salaat and pay the poor due. Prayers in the morning, afternoon, and night are still expected. Everyday this is the expectation of us for the pleasure of Allah. Although you might shake a few feathers in here with your thread your duties to Allah like all of us still remain the same. 
    I think You should keep your identity to yourself because 1. you are a current Hawza student and 2. You would no longer be undercover brother!!! You would be totally out there brother.  Keeping anonymous could keep some Muslims from intentionally or unintentionally backbiting during Ramadhan about your personal stance. You have free will and a right to disagree about the state of affairs as it pertains to the current evolution of Shia ideology and image.  Personally I like it. We need more of your type. I would love to hear your thoughts as well. We all should hear the brothers thoughts and not judge, ridicule, or vilify.   
    keep in mind everyone, he said “imam centric”. Kinda hard not to deny this when this forum just had a long extended thread about some Shias who pray to Ali (عليه السلام). for help and assistance instead of Allah.
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    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola reacted to layman in Defining Shia.   
    I don't know whether my answer will fit to your list.
    1.  Shia is reserved word.  Only Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), Prophets and Imams can defined who is the "Shia".  We will know in the hereafter.  As to now, we are just lovers of Ahlulbayt and accepted the belief in Imamat.  
    2. If you lived only during 3rd Imams, and you  only familiar with a few Imams and may not familiar at all with the last Imam.  At our current situation, all 12 Imams has came to the world,  one still alive.  So we are followers of  12er's school of taught.
    3.  As long as the concept of Imamate is accepted and Ali (عليه السلام) is first Imam and Mahdi (عليه السلام) is the last Imam, and no blind hatred to other members of Ahlulbayt. The Sunnis accepted the concept of Imamate, but only for Imam Mahdi(عليه السلام). 
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    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola got a reaction from OrthodoxTruth in I am leaving Shiaism   
    Alhamdulilah, 
    Alhamdulilah brother, May Allah Be with you on your journey in trying to get closer to Him. From what I read in your post you haven’t denounced  Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) or Islam or Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). and his Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام). and you haven’t come across as an enemy of the Ahlulbayt. Everyone’s road to learning and gaining understanding about this deen will not look the same. 
    Being a Shia is not merely going by name. It’s in heart and practice that aligns with Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). and His Ahlulbayt way.  A group of Men walked up behind Imam (عليه السلام). and declared that they were his Shia. Imam Al Mu’mineen (عليه السلام). looked at them and said that they didn’t look like his Shia because their stomachs weren’t weighed with a stone from extra fasting and their backs weren’t haunched   from long hours of standing night prayers and their eyes weren’t dry and tired from Quran reading. These are some of the examples that demonstrates what it means to be Shia. 
    Imam Ali (عليه السلام). didn’t identify men his Shia by how many times they beat their chest to a bloody pulp or walked over fire or whatever death defying circus act they could do. He identified the Shia by their consistent worship and devotion to Allah first. Being Shia and Having love for Ahlul bayt means obeying Allah’s commands and abstaining from sin. Being Shia is following Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and his ahlul bayt in obeying and worshipping Allah. 
    You may feel like your closer to ahlul bayt but honestly only Allah knows how close any of us in here are to being actual true Shia. We can shoot our selves out of canons or walk across tight ropes between two buildings or tattoo 313 all over our bodies or cry with extra loud bullhorns for Karbala. None of that determines the true Shia. 
    During this holy month of Ramadhan as usual we are all expected to fast, establish salaat and pay the poor due. Prayers in the morning, afternoon, and night are still expected. Everyday this is the expectation of us for the pleasure of Allah. Although you might shake a few feathers in here with your thread your duties to Allah like all of us still remain the same. 
    I think You should keep your identity to yourself because 1. you are a current Hawza student and 2. You would no longer be undercover brother!!! You would be totally out there brother.  Keeping anonymous could keep some Muslims from intentionally or unintentionally backbiting during Ramadhan about your personal stance. You have free will and a right to disagree about the state of affairs as it pertains to the current evolution of Shia ideology and image.  Personally I like it. We need more of your type. I would love to hear your thoughts as well. We all should hear the brothers thoughts and not judge, ridicule, or vilify.   
    keep in mind everyone, he said “imam centric”. Kinda hard not to deny this when this forum just had a long extended thread about some Shias who pray to Ali (عليه السلام). for help and assistance instead of Allah.
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    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola reacted to starlight in How does God create Injustice?   
    I haven't read philosophy much but I will define injustice as the absence of justice. Justice being correctness based on ethics, rationality, law, religion, equity and fairness etc. So just like a shadow/area of darkness is blocking of light similarly injustice is mere blocking or absence of justice.
     
    A non philosophical way of looking at this is that Allah gave the faculties to humans with which they can kill, create fear, punish, take away the money and possessions of other humans. All these can both be acts of justice or injustice. Killing can be both good or bad depending upon the situation.
    So Allah has given the intellect and the physical capability to kill.Humans using their free will can turn them into acts of either justice or Zulm.
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    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola reacted to starlight in How does God create Injustice?   
    اِنَّ اللّٰهَ لَا يَظۡلِمُ النَّاسَ شَيۡـئًا وَّلٰـكِنَّ النَّاسَ اَنۡفُسَهُمۡ يَظۡلِمُوۡنَ‏ 
    (10:44) Surely Allah does not wrong men; they rather wrong themselves.
    Nothing occurs independently of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). He has allowed Iblis to spread oppression and tryanny on earth.
    Injustice is a combination of 
    1. Differing qualities in human beings
    2. Free will
    3. Whispers of Shaytaan.
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    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola got a reaction from notme in I am leaving Shiaism   
    Alhamdulilah, 
    Alhamdulilah brother, May Allah Be with you on your journey in trying to get closer to Him. From what I read in your post you haven’t denounced  Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) or Islam or Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). and his Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام). and you haven’t come across as an enemy of the Ahlulbayt. Everyone’s road to learning and gaining understanding about this deen will not look the same. 
    Being a Shia is not merely going by name. It’s in heart and practice that aligns with Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). and His Ahlulbayt way.  A group of Men walked up behind Imam (عليه السلام). and declared that they were his Shia. Imam Al Mu’mineen (عليه السلام). looked at them and said that they didn’t look like his Shia because their stomachs weren’t weighed with a stone from extra fasting and their backs weren’t haunched   from long hours of standing night prayers and their eyes weren’t dry and tired from Quran reading. These are some of the examples that demonstrates what it means to be Shia. 
    Imam Ali (عليه السلام). didn’t identify men his Shia by how many times they beat their chest to a bloody pulp or walked over fire or whatever death defying circus act they could do. He identified the Shia by their consistent worship and devotion to Allah first. Being Shia and Having love for Ahlul bayt means obeying Allah’s commands and abstaining from sin. Being Shia is following Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and his ahlul bayt in obeying and worshipping Allah. 
    You may feel like your closer to ahlul bayt but honestly only Allah knows how close any of us in here are to being actual true Shia. We can shoot our selves out of canons or walk across tight ropes between two buildings or tattoo 313 all over our bodies or cry with extra loud bullhorns for Karbala. None of that determines the true Shia. 
    During this holy month of Ramadhan as usual we are all expected to fast, establish salaat and pay the poor due. Prayers in the morning, afternoon, and night are still expected. Everyday this is the expectation of us for the pleasure of Allah. Although you might shake a few feathers in here with your thread your duties to Allah like all of us still remain the same. 
    I think You should keep your identity to yourself because 1. you are a current Hawza student and 2. You would no longer be undercover brother!!! You would be totally out there brother.  Keeping anonymous could keep some Muslims from intentionally or unintentionally backbiting during Ramadhan about your personal stance. You have free will and a right to disagree about the state of affairs as it pertains to the current evolution of Shia ideology and image.  Personally I like it. We need more of your type. I would love to hear your thoughts as well. We all should hear the brothers thoughts and not judge, ridicule, or vilify.   
    keep in mind everyone, he said “imam centric”. Kinda hard not to deny this when this forum just had a long extended thread about some Shias who pray to Ali (عليه السلام). for help and assistance instead of Allah.
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    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola got a reaction from Mahdavist in I am leaving Shiaism   
    Alhamdulilah, 
    Alhamdulilah brother, May Allah Be with you on your journey in trying to get closer to Him. From what I read in your post you haven’t denounced  Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) or Islam or Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). and his Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام). and you haven’t come across as an enemy of the Ahlulbayt. Everyone’s road to learning and gaining understanding about this deen will not look the same. 
    Being a Shia is not merely going by name. It’s in heart and practice that aligns with Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). and His Ahlulbayt way.  A group of Men walked up behind Imam (عليه السلام). and declared that they were his Shia. Imam Al Mu’mineen (عليه السلام). looked at them and said that they didn’t look like his Shia because their stomachs weren’t weighed with a stone from extra fasting and their backs weren’t haunched   from long hours of standing night prayers and their eyes weren’t dry and tired from Quran reading. These are some of the examples that demonstrates what it means to be Shia. 
    Imam Ali (عليه السلام). didn’t identify men his Shia by how many times they beat their chest to a bloody pulp or walked over fire or whatever death defying circus act they could do. He identified the Shia by their consistent worship and devotion to Allah first. Being Shia and Having love for Ahlul bayt means obeying Allah’s commands and abstaining from sin. Being Shia is following Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and his ahlul bayt in obeying and worshipping Allah. 
    You may feel like your closer to ahlul bayt but honestly only Allah knows how close any of us in here are to being actual true Shia. We can shoot our selves out of canons or walk across tight ropes between two buildings or tattoo 313 all over our bodies or cry with extra loud bullhorns for Karbala. None of that determines the true Shia. 
    During this holy month of Ramadhan as usual we are all expected to fast, establish salaat and pay the poor due. Prayers in the morning, afternoon, and night are still expected. Everyday this is the expectation of us for the pleasure of Allah. Although you might shake a few feathers in here with your thread your duties to Allah like all of us still remain the same. 
    I think You should keep your identity to yourself because 1. you are a current Hawza student and 2. You would no longer be undercover brother!!! You would be totally out there brother.  Keeping anonymous could keep some Muslims from intentionally or unintentionally backbiting during Ramadhan about your personal stance. You have free will and a right to disagree about the state of affairs as it pertains to the current evolution of Shia ideology and image.  Personally I like it. We need more of your type. I would love to hear your thoughts as well. We all should hear the brothers thoughts and not judge, ridicule, or vilify.   
    keep in mind everyone, he said “imam centric”. Kinda hard not to deny this when this forum just had a long extended thread about some Shias who pray to Ali (عليه السلام). for help and assistance instead of Allah.
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    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola reacted to A_A in Trying to find my way back   
    Stick to your prayers, abstain from what is forbidden and always seek knowledge with an open-mind. 
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    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola reacted to 313 Seeker in LIZARDS   
    Alhamdulilah. We had a hornet nest in our garden once when we were living in Europe. It felt like there was a helicopter landing-pad in one of our trees! Those things are loud and fast and huge! The Japanese ones are even bigger, and meaner I guess. One can maybe ask the Japanese how they deal with them. I've watched them before on videos where they basically won the fight against all other insects. Poor bees. 
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    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola reacted to A_A in LIZARDS   
    Verdict: Don't kill anything unless given just reason to. 
  16. My Prayers
    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola got a reaction from 313 Seeker in LIZARDS   
    Alhamdulilah, 
    Yeah I agree with you as well. I will most definitely kill mosquitos, flies, fleas etc. I try not to kill ants but it depends on the species and how volatile they are. Some ants are harmless and peaceful so I don’t mind them seeking their sustenance at times in the food space. In Texas we have fire ants which are very hostile but usually tend to remain outside. I will most likely try to eliminate them especially if bitten. I guess I share the same opinion for some insects as well. Some insects I’m ok with and some insects I admire from afar.  
    Currently I believe the Japanese hornet has made its way to US  and is causing some concern. I have only seen one while in Malaysia. They are very formidable size and are hostile. It’s gonna be interesting.   I do know they kill honey bees at an alarming rate.They can kill  30,000 honey bees in an hour or two. 
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    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola reacted to 313 Seeker in LIZARDS   
    Yes of course I agree 100%, and each creature has its own habitat. i don't think a snake would appreciate me moving into its hole in the ground either. It's just that if we can avoid killing, it is better. Because they feel pain like us and are also having terror of death. I must admit that I'm a serial killer when it comes to mosquitos and flies, but that's because I find it hard to catch them alive. But each time I kill one I make sure it's really dead, so it's not suffering, and I do feel bad. I feel really bad for each fly and mosquito I kill, even if they have been in the thousands.
    Anyway, there are hadiths that I remember reading from suni books that talk specifically about snakes:
    1) We should not kill snakes in our house, but get it out of the house without harming it, because it could be a jinn. And if we kill it, the mother or relative of this jinn might come and avenge him or her.
    2) We should never urinate into a crevice or hole, because again it could be home to a jinn/snake, and they might get really upset at this humiliation and actually seek to punish us for it.
    I love all animals outside my house. And inside my house I only love the ones I give permission to be there. The only exception is a certain type of ants that I tolerate, because they are not harmful and don't reproduce too much. Here in Egypt they are called harami el halla, or the thief of the pot. They are huge and remind me of little horses, and run really fast. But they are totally harmless and never make big colonies. Unlike the smaller ones that I usually seek out the queen and have to kill her  because they make huge numbered colonies and they have a nasty sting. 
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    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola got a reaction from 313 Seeker in LIZARDS   
    Alhamdulilah, 
    To be honest I’m not really interested in any types of animals in my living space.  I have an exception for maybe some cats that keep themselves on the cleanly side. I do believe  any creature that enters the home which can be a danger or health risk should be removed by means necessary.  I like animals but there are some I’m not too fond of due to the dangers they pose. I prefer to admire them from afar. Other than that live and let live.
  19. My Prayers
    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola reacted to randomly curious in The Excellence Of Maah-e-Ramadhan.   
    Saeed bin Jubair says that he asked Ibne Abbas,
    “What is the reward of a person who fasts in the month of Ramadan knowing its importance?” He replied,
    “O Ibne Jubair! Get ready for I am going to narrate such a tradition that you would never have heard with your ears nor it has passed your heart. Get your mind ready for the answer for it is the matter of beginning and the end.” Saeed bin Jubair went away and came back next day at dawn after preparing 
    himself for the answer. After offering Salaat, he reminded Ibne Abbas of the tradition. He looked towards Saeed and said,
    “Listen carefully to what I say. I have heard the Holy Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).s.) say,
    ‘If you had known the reward in the month of Ramadan you would have thanked Allah much more. The Almighty Allah wipes out all the apparent and hidden sins of the people of my Ummah on the first night of Ramadan and increases the position of people by two hundred thousand levels and builds fifty cities in Paradise for them.
     
    He grants the reward of worship of one year, the reward of a prophet and the reward of fasting of one year for each step taken on the next day.
     
    “On the third day, domes decorated with pearls and rubies are made in Paradise for you equaling the number of hair on 
    your body. There will be twelve thousand illuminated houses in it – below and above. There will be twelve 
    thousand beds in each house and a Hoor would be seated on each bed. One thousand Angels would come to you with gifts daily.
     
    The Almighty Allah would grant you seventy thousand palaces in Paradise on the fourth day. Every house will have fifty thousand beds and a Hoor would be sitting on each bed and thousand maid-servants of Hoor would stand in front of her and their dresses will be better than this world and anything in it.
     
    Allah would grant you seventy palaces in 
    Paradise on the fifth day. Every city will have seventy thousand houses and every house will have seventy thousand tables and every table will have seventy thousand dishes and every dish will have sixty thousand distinct types of cuisines.
     
    On the sixth day, Allah would grant you a hundred thousand cities in Darus Salaam. Every house will have a hundred thousand golden beds seventy thousand spans wide and a Hoorul Ein would be seated on every bed, who would already be married to you. She would have thirty thousand locks of hair on their heads decorated with pearls and rubies and every lock would be held by a hundred maids.
     
    The Almighty Allah would grant you the reward of forty thousand martyrs and truthful ones in Paradise on the seventh day.
     
    The Almighty Allah would give you the reward of sixty thousand worshippers and sixty thousand repenters on the eighth day.
     
    On the ninth day, Allah would grant you the reward of one thousand scholars, those who go for Etekaf and for battle.
     
    Allah would fulfill your seventy thousand wishes on the tenth day.
     
    Every thing including the sun, moon, stars, animals, birds, pebbles, flowers, every dry and wet object, fishes, sea and trees will repent for you. He would note down the reward of four Hajjs performed along with the Holy Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).s.) and reward of four Umrahs performed by a martyr or a truthful person.
     
    The twelfth day would convert your sins to good deeds, double your good deeds and further multiply them a hundred thousand times.
     
    Allah would offer reward equal to the worship of all the people of Mecca and Medina on the thirteenth day and you will get intercession equal to the number of pebbles and grains of sand between Mecca and Medina.
     
    On the fourteenth day, you would be offered the reward of meeting Adam, Nuh, Ibrahim, Musa, Dawood, Sulaiman (عليه السلام) and worshipping Allah for two thousand years with each prophet. Allah would fulfill all your wishes – worldly and that of hereafter. He would grant you all those things, which he had given to Ayyub. He would accept your supplications, the people of heavens would repent for you and you would be given forty lights (Nur) on the Day of Judgment, which would surround you from all four sides, each side having ten of them.
     
    For sixteenth day, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) would grant you sixty dresses when you are resurrected. You would be made to mount a camel and a cloud of Mercy 
    would protect you from the hot sun of that day.
     
    On the seventeenth day, Allah would say that surely He has forgiven you and your parents. He would take away the 
    difficulties of the Day of Judgment from you.
     
    On the eighteenth day, the Almighty Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) would order Jibraeel, Mikaeel, Israfeel and the people of heaven to repent for the Ummah of Muhammad ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).s.) till the next year. And Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) would give you the reward of the people of Badr on the Day of Judgment.
     
    The reward of the nineteenth day is 
    that all the angels of earth and heaven would come to your grave taking permission from Allah and every angel would be carrying gifts and drinks for you.
     
    On the twentieth day, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) would appoint seventy thousand angels for you who would save you from the mischief of Satan and they would write the reward of the fasts of a hundred years for each fast. Allah would make a barrier between you and Hell, note down the reward of those who recited the Old Testament, New Testament and the Holy Quran. He would note down the reward of worship of one year for each feather of Jibraeel. He would grant you the reward of Tasbeeh of Arsh and Kursi; grant you Hoorul Ein equal to the number of verses in the Holy Quran.
     
    The reward of the twenty-first day is that Allah(azwj) would expand your grave by a thousand parasangs and keep darkness and fear away from it. He would include your grave among those of the martyrs and your face would resemble Yusuf bin Yaqoob ((عليه السلام).).
     
    The reward of the twenty-second day is that Allah would send the Angel of death to you in the same way as He sends him to the prophets. He would take away the fear of Munkir and Nakir from you and keep away the sorrow of this world and the chastisement of the grave.
     
    The reward of the twenty-
    third day is that you will pass through the Sirat Bridge along with prophets, truthful ones, martyrs and the virtuous. You 
    will be rewarded as if you have fed every orphan and dressed every naked of my Ummah.
     
    The reward of the 
    twenty-fourth day is that no person among you would go from this world until he sees his place in Paradise. You 
    would be given the reward of a thousand sick persons and that of a traveler who started from his home in the way of 
    Allah. You would be granted the reward of freeing one thousand slaves from the progeny of Ismail ((عليه السلام).).
     
    On the twenty-fifth day, Allah would make a thousand domes under the Divine throne and there would be a tent of a Hoor at the end of each dome. The Almighty Allah will say, ‘O Ummah 
    of Muhammad ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).s.)! I am your Lord and you are My slaves. Sit in the domes constructed under the shade of My 
    throne. Eat and drink for there is no fear or sorrow for you.O Ummah of Muhammad ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).s.)! I swear by My Honor that I would surely send you to Paradise. The first and last 
    communities would be surprised on seeing you and you would be given an illuminated crown and you would be 
    made to ride a camel created from light, whose bridles will be of light. There will be a thousand circles on it and an 
    angel would be standing on each circle holding a pillar of light in his hand and you will be made to enter Paradise 
    without any accounting of deeds.
     
    Allah would look upon you with mercy on the twenty-sixth day; He would forgive 
    all your sins except that of murdering or usurping property and purify your house seventy times a day from backbiting and imputation.
     
    On the twenty-seventh day, you will be granted the reward of helping all the believers, men as well as women, and the reward of dressing seventy thousand naked persons, helping one thousand soldiers and reciting 
    the Holy Scriptures revealed on all prophets.
     
    On the twenty-
    eighth day, the Almighty Allah would build a hundred thousand houses of light in Behisht-e-Javed for you. He 
    would reward you a hundred thousand houses made of silver in Jannat-e-Maawa and a hundred thousand houses 
    made of pure amber in Jannat-e-Naeem. He would reward you a hundred thousand cities in Jannat-e-Firdaus, each city having a thousand rooms. He would reward you a hundred thousand pulpits of musk in Jannat-e-Khuld and there would be a thousand houses made of saffron in the boundaries of 
    each pulpit and each house will have a thousand beds made of pearls and rubies and a Hoorul Ein would be sitting on each bed who would be your wife.
     
    On the twenty-ninth day, He would reward you a hundred thousand localities and each locality will have an illuminated dome and every 
    dome will have a bed made of white camphor, every bed will have one thousand carpets of green brocade and a Hoorul Ein would be sitting on each carpet having seventy thousand high quality dresses and they would have eighty thousand hairs on their heads decorated with pearls and rubies.
     
    When thirty days are over, the Almighty Allah would grant you the reward of a thousand martyrs, a thousand truthful ones and the worship of fifty years for each day passed. He would note down the reward of two thousand fasts for every single fast. He would increase your position by levels equal to the number of things grown by the water of river Nile. You would be given freedom from Hell, permit to pass through the Sirat Bridge and protection from chastisement. The door of Paradise named Rayyaan, which 
    will not open till Qiyamat would be opened for the men and women of the Ummah of Muhammad ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).s.) who observe fast and Rizwan, the treasurer of Paradise would give a call, ‘O Ummah of Muhammad! Move towards Rayyan.’ Then my people will enter this door into Paradise. Thus one who could not be forgiven in this month will not be forgiven in any other month. There is no power or strength except with the Greatest Lord!’
     
     
    Reference:
     
    Sawaab ul A'amaal wa Iqaab-ul-A'amaal p.102-108.
     
    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://asserattours.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Sawabul-Aamaal.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiCs67Z7vzoAhXNIbcAHS6lDFkQFjAAegQIAhAB&usg=AOvVaw22xnTcHq2o8qtN24vIzda1
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    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola reacted to 313 Seeker in Isnt making dua involving the Imams haram?   
    Walaikum salaam,
     
    The prophet and his ahl left us enough descriptions and definitions of prophethood to work with. We don't need to come up with new ones that were not directly mentioned, like "The Prophet is zikr Allah". I asked you if you got that statement from somewhere, or if you came up with this sentence and definition yourself. It seems you came up with it yourself via some other statements that you decided gives you the right to come up with your own.
    Just like we know the Prophet never made duas to any human, shows that the practice of making duas to humans is bidaa. We know that Allah refers to those who make duas to others than Him as mushriqs.
    It is not possible to come to any kind of conclusion, when someone thinks that they can go beyond the bounds of the Quran and what ahl bayt did.
    We have more than enough verses and hadiths that talk about dua and zikr, that we don't need to invent new one, or come up with new habits and traditions, especially ones that contradict these. Aren't you afraid that you will go to hell as a mushriq when you read the verses about making dua to others than Allah? Or by coming up with new definitions of prophethood that were never said? I would be. very!
  21. Completely Agree
    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola reacted to Mahdavist in Isnt making dua involving the Imams haram?   
    This is an important point brother, thanks for bringing it forward. Clearly the Imam (عليه السلام) has not limited supplications alone, but has also mentioned help, protection, requests and solicitations exclusively to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
    Hopefully we follow these guidelines in order to reach salvation. 
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    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola reacted to Cool in Does God depend on creation to fulfil His attributes?   
    Again, you're advocating that it is only Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) who is "The Merciful". 
    Actually when I discuss the subject, the main thing which remains in mind is the mercy of God which envelops everything. It even covers the Prophet (s). 
    He is Al-Rehman and everyone besides Him is Marhoom. That is what Imam Ali (عليه السلام) said in his munajaat:
    مولاى يا مولاى
    انت الرحمن و انا المرحوم
    و هل يرحم المرحوم الا الرحمن
    So Prophet Ibrahim (عليه السلام) is merciful, this mercy in him is understood as the manifestation of ism e mubarak Al-Rehman. 
    Our Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) has been sent as mercy to the worlds. Prophet himself is mentioned as "Ra'oof" & "Raheem" too:
    Surah At-Taubah, Verse 128:
    لَقَدْ جَاءَكُمْ رَسُولٌ مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ عَزِيزٌ عَلَيْهِ مَا عَنِتُّمْ حَرِيصٌ عَلَيْكُم بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ رَءُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ
    Certainly an Apostle has come to you from among yourselves; grievous to him is your falling into distress, excessively solicitous respecting you; to the believers (he is) compassionate,
    (English - Shakir)
    This is the manifestation of asma e ilahiya "Al-Ra'oof" & "Al-Raheem".
    So things ultimately gets back to where they belongs. 
    I hope this would help you to understand further how I am viewing this matter.
    Wassalam.
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    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola reacted to Cool in Does God depend on creation to fulfil His attributes?   
    Salam,
    Well I still stand with my view point. The correct translation of "Al-Rehman" is "The Merciful". There cannot be a more or less in that attribute. The mercy solely belongs to The Merciful & Only He is "The Merciful".
    The evidence for that, that both the love & mercy (mawaddat & rehmah) comes from Him only, is in the verse of Sura e Room:
    "Wa ja'la baynakum mawaddatan wa rehmah"
    Surah Ar-Room, Verse 21:
    وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا لِّتَسْكُنُوا إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُم مَّوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ
     
     
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    AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola got a reaction from Ejaz in Does God depend on creation to fulfil His attributes?   
    Alhamdulilah, 
    This could give some insight 
    When Ibrahim was raised up by the Almighty to the heavens as mention by Allah,
    “And thus did we show Ibrahim the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and that he might be of those who are sure.” (6:75)
    He said, Have you then considered what you have been worshipping
    Ibrahim (عليه السلام). saw a man and a woman engaged in adultery. He cursed them and they died. Then he saw two men committing sodomy. Again he cursed them and they died. Again he saw a couple engaged in fornication and cursed them to death. The fourth time he beheld a similar spectacle and was about to curse when Allah sent a revelation upon him.
    ‘O Ibrahim, Restrain your malediction from my servants. Indeed I am Forgiving, Merciful and Honorable. The sins of My creatures do not harm Me just as their worship does not benefit Me. I do not train and educate them by subjecting them to My wrath immediately. So refrain from cursing My servants. Indeed you are appointed to warn My servants about My chastisement, you are not My partner in My kingdom, and neither a guard or witness for the people. I deal with My servants in one of the three ways:
    They repent and I accept their repentance and forgive their sins and conceal their defects. Or I stop My chastisement from them because I know they are carrying some believers in their loins. When the believers are born to them and separate from them, it becomes necessary to punish them. Then My wrath descends. If they are not carrying believers in their loins or wombs and they also do not repent, then the punishment that I have stored for them in the Hereafter is more severe than what you wish for them of the worldly chastisement. Because My punishment for My servants is according to My wrath and My majesty. So leave My servants to me and do not interfere, because I am more Merciful for them than you and more mighty and wise. I destine according My knowledge and allow destiny and free will among them.’
    https://www.al-islam.org/hayat-al-qulub-vol-1-allamah-muhammad-baqir-al-majlisi/account-ibrahim-and-his-righteous-sons#merits-ibrahim-and-his-perfect-morals
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