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musa shakr

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    musa shakr got a reaction from notme in Are you going to take the vaccine?   
    I'm fully vaccinated
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    musa shakr reacted to Ashvazdanghe in Where is cremation made haram?   
    Salam
    https://blogs.icrc.org/law-and-policy/2020/04/30/covid-19-islamic-burial-laws/
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    musa shakr reacted to Abu Hadi in Having to learn arabic is preventing me from going to school.   
    So there are basically two kinds of Arabic. First is called 'Fusha' which is the language of the Holy Quran and Hadith. This is sometimes called formal Arabic. It is also the Arabic that is used on t.v. programs like the news, because all native Arabic speakers understand this, to a greater or lesser extent. Most understand the basics of it. 
    The other kind of Arabic is the dialects, or the lingua franca of the Arabic world. I say 'dialects' because there are many of them. There is the Lebanese/Syrian/Palestinian dialect, the Egyptian dialect, the Iraqi dialect, the Hijazi/Gulf States dialect, the West African, Moroccan dialect. There are also other smaller, less common ones This is the Arabic that most Arabs speak to each other, and absorb thru the media. There is some overlap between the "Fusha' and the dialects but not much. They are basically two different languages. 
    If you want to learn Fusha, the best place to start is by learning basic Arabic grammar. This might be painful at first, because it's just a bunch of rules for verbs, nouns, tenses, etc, but this is the quickest way to get a handle on the basics of the language, since the grammar is the thing that is common to all forms of Arabic, both Fusha and the dialects. The Arabic grammar was formalized by Imam Ali((عليه السلام)). There are many book on Introduction to Arabic Grammar. I would suggest doing a google search or browsing Amazon to find one you like and can understand
    For the pronunciation, I would suggest you listen to Arabic being spoken as much as possible. With the Internet now, this is pretty easy to do, not like the old days. Listen to Arabic news and t.v. programs, Islamic lectures in Arabic, etc. At first you will understand almost nothing, but if you do this in conjunction with your study of grammar and syntax of Arabic, your knowledge and skill will increase little by little. You will pick up a word here and a word there. If you know grammar, you can tie these words together and put them in a context. The key is just to keep up with it. 
    If you want to just learn how to pronounce the Holy Quran, there is a site I use with my kids, tanzil.net. It is good for this. It also has English Translation but no tafsir. 
    BTW, I when I reverted, I was like you. I didn't know one word of Arabic. Now I am teaching Holy Quran and I can listen to a religious lecture, khutba, in Arabic and understand about 75% of it, in Fusha or Lebanese dialect, because that is the one I am most familiar with since my wife and her family are from Lebanon. It takes time, it is possible. 
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    musa shakr got a reaction from MexicanVato in Have you ever gotten anything you prayed for?   
    My dad had a heart attack and kidney failure at the same time yesterday. We thought he was going to die. I prayed dua for him and he immediately got better his kidneys came back online. It's the first time I had a prayer come true. He's coming home in a few days.
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    musa shakr got a reaction from User 313 in Have you ever gotten anything you prayed for?   
    My dad had a heart attack and kidney failure at the same time yesterday. We thought he was going to die. I prayed dua for him and he immediately got better his kidneys came back online. It's the first time I had a prayer come true. He's coming home in a few days.
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    musa shakr got a reaction from layman in Have you ever gotten anything you prayed for?   
    My dad had a heart attack and kidney failure at the same time yesterday. We thought he was going to die. I prayed dua for him and he immediately got better his kidneys came back online. It's the first time I had a prayer come true. He's coming home in a few days.
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    musa shakr got a reaction from Hameedeh in Have you ever gotten anything you prayed for?   
    My dad had a heart attack and kidney failure at the same time yesterday. We thought he was going to die. I prayed dua for him and he immediately got better his kidneys came back online. It's the first time I had a prayer come true. He's coming home in a few days.
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    musa shakr reacted to Meedy in Have you ever gotten anything you prayed for?   
    Alhamdulillah brother
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    musa shakr got a reaction from Meedy in Have you ever gotten anything you prayed for?   
    I prayed and within 2 minutes his kidneys came back up marshallah.
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    musa shakr got a reaction from Zane Ibrahim in Have you ever gotten anything you prayed for?   
    My dad had a heart attack and kidney failure at the same time yesterday. We thought he was going to die. I prayed dua for him and he immediately got better his kidneys came back online. It's the first time I had a prayer come true. He's coming home in a few days.
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    musa shakr got a reaction from Meedy in Have you ever gotten anything you prayed for?   
    My dad had a heart attack and kidney failure at the same time yesterday. We thought he was going to die. I prayed dua for him and he immediately got better his kidneys came back online. It's the first time I had a prayer come true. He's coming home in a few days.
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    musa shakr got a reaction from Diaz in Are you going to take the vaccine?   
    I'm fully vaccinated
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    musa shakr got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Are you going to take the vaccine?   
    I'm fully vaccinated
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    musa shakr got a reaction from Hameedeh in Are you going to take the vaccine?   
    I'm fully vaccinated
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    musa shakr reacted to User 313 in Is becoming arabized cultural appropriation? (this questions is for arabs)   
    As an Arab it doesn’t bother me at all. We welcome you with open arms
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    musa shakr reacted to User 313 in Is becoming arabized cultural appropriation? (this questions is for arabs)   
    Also, not sure how I feel about cultural appropriation. Personally I don’t care if someone tries to emulate Arab culture. It actually makes me happy
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    musa shakr got a reaction from Diaz in Can I start my own mosque?   
    I used to have one I was the eldest in a convert community that fell apart I was voted to lead it, I thought I may try again. My family owns some property I can put a large tent on maybe if i can find 4 or five people I could do it. I just want a place for congregational prayer.
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    musa shakr got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in what is arabization?   
    I find it interesting that some people will consider you arab if you learn the language. There are several questions on quora about whether or not a person or group can become arab by assimilating into arab culture and learning arabic and the answer they got was yes by most of the answers. there's a wide variance in appearance with in the arab community I've seen some with green and blue eyes, light colored hair others had dark brown, olive or dark redish skin with dark eye color. I always thought of race as being genetic meaning that you have to born to an ethnic group that speaks arabic to be an arab and that assimilating into the culture if you did so successfully you still retain your original racial identity. I view my self as only belonging to general islamic culture and thats good enough for me. Some said Arab is an ethnicity or culture you can join. Only a minority of answers said no. I don't feel the need to change my racial identity unless there was some kind of benifit like greater acceptance in the muslim world witch I do want but don't need. I'm just cuirous and want something to talk about with someone I'm not trying to steal someones identity or disrespect it.
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    musa shakr got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Can I start my own mosque?   
    I strongly support gun rights I was using my dads words to describe him. He's a middle class redneck the neighbor not my dad. I probably shouldn't have called him a "gun nut" your right I agree. I've considered a concealed weapons permit there easy to get where I live but my dad won't allow anyone but himself to have guns in the house and I respect that. I'm a conservative but anti-trump
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    musa shakr got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Can I start my own mosque?   
    I just told my parents i could get funding and they backed out of letting me use the property the second I told them I could get funding. They're afraid of me being attacked again. they originally said I could. the guy that owns the property next door is a gun nut and they're afraid. Thank you no ones offered to help fund anything before It was always out of my pocket.
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    musa shakr got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Can I start my own mosque?   
    I used to have one I was the eldest in a convert community that fell apart I was voted to lead it, I thought I may try again. My family owns some property I can put a large tent on maybe if i can find 4 or five people I could do it. I just want a place for congregational prayer.
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    musa shakr got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Can I start my own mosque?   
    I need to find some Muslims to make the congregation first. That may not be possible.
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    musa shakr got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Why do Men Really Workout For If They Are Going to Stay Dressed?   
    intense exercise causes increased adrenaline and other pleasure hormones to be released. so to feel good and have stamina.
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    musa shakr reacted to Patient Warrior in Can I start my own mosque?   
    100% agree. The individual should have access to firearms/weapons of war and make the most out of it. Go to the range, educate yourself on bullets, caliber, cleaning-kits and on its usage with laws in states that have 'Stand your ground' implemented. It's literally the modern sword.
    Tyranny is always around the corner when citizens are stripped of weapons. The people keep the government in check just as much as vice versa.
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