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Mariam17

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  1. Walaikum salam brother. I completely agree. As a revert I still haven’t been able to fit into the community in real life in regards to majalis etc. I’ve also been given the cold shoulder at first because people were suspicious and questioning if I was an actual Shia or pretending because of my background (Palestinian)- you don’t rlly hear of Palestinian shias I guess so I see where they’re coming from but still.
  2. Even non Muslims are against the film calling it “soft porn” for its paedophilic nature. I don’t understand how this show can star children and yet the show is not aimed at them.
  3. I agree. I had to study Russian and Chinese Communism and it matches up. The supposed aims of Communism become weakened in effect and is just pragmatism with a different name. This is not even taking into account that Karl Marx condoned Orientalism and was an Orientalist at heart. To read more on this relationship between Karl Marx and Orientalism I suggest read “Culture and Imoerialism” by Edward Said.
  4. When I first saw the trailer and the description of “cuties” I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry for how ridiculous the storyline is. It’s either we’re stereotyped as terrorists or gentrified to the max. *facepalm*
  5. Salam everyone, Insha’Allah you are all in the best of health. My brother’s friend who is 24 has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. His cancer has spread and he has (according to doctors) little time to live. This is very shocking news especially to my brother who has grown up with him since they were kids. I ask you all for your prayers please. Also, I wanted to ask something that I don’t know is true or not. Apparently the turba in which we pray on has healing effects... I don’t know how true this is because I’m a new Shia. People have apparently talked about going to Karbala and getti
  6. I agree, I have this translation of the Quran at home and it’s better than any previous translation that I’ve read. They also have a pdf version on the al-islam website I believe. Either way I found this pdf version: https://zawaar786.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/phrase-by-phrase-quran-with-english-translation-by-ali-quli-qarai.pdf
  7. I’m assuming your a brother correct..? Black magic is common in my community, coming from an Egyptian background witchcraft happens a lot. I’ve never heard of blood in that sort that you described being a sign of witchcraft however, I may be mistaken. Firstly, see if the same happens again. When you enter the toilet did u make Du’a before entering and leaving? If you fear of witchcraft here are some things to do to ease your conscience: 1) put the audio of Surat al Baqarah on your phone in the night and sleep to it. 2) read Surat al Baqarah over the course of three day
  8. I’am so confused... Can someone please summarise briefly what touching your ears in salah have to do with modesty.. am I missing the point?
  9. Thank you all for the good advise. She’s a good friend of mine so I wouldn’t leave her regardless unless I was compelled to do so. Plus I’d find it quite hypocritical of myself if I ever did for the sole reason of her not wearing her physical hijab considering she was there for me when I didn’t wear mine. Insha’Allah she will one day be able manifest her hijab physically from what she already has within. Jazak’Allah.
  10. Yes brother I agree completely with the interpretation of the verse in regards to the boundaries that should not be transgressed. What I disagree with (not with the Quran but the interpretation of the “beating verse”) is in regards to how the establishing of boundaries has now given a leeway, whether we like it or not, to domestic violence being justified. That’s the sole reason why I mention the verse from a linguistic standpoint. I feel the best thing that answers such a verse’s interpretation is coupling this verse with the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Ahlulbayt’s (عليه السلام) act
  11. Completely agree. This was talked about in another topic with some useful vids... I forgot the topic name :/ I remember @THREE1THREE provided some great videos that explain the verse if I’m not mistaken. Either way I find it ironic that the community seem to pick and choose when they want to analyse specific Arabic words according to their liking and what suits them. E.g khemar (veil) is analysed according to its context and time to know it was a head covering, which has now been adapted/synonymous with hijab. But the “beating verse” is ignored when analysed despite as you mention various defi
  12. Salam brother. I’m also a revert from ahlul Sunnah. The Twelver sect seems the most logical, and although besides the point, I would advise you to not focus to much on the technicalities of sub sects etc as it will just create more divisions. My best advise especially as a new revert you don’t want to overwhelm yourself. - Imam Ali (عليه السلام)
  13. I’m actually so happy I’ve chosen to ignore and block @Cherub786 so I don’t have to see such useless comments. I haven’t even “preached” to her or even mentioned this topic so far so I don’t know where these assumptions are even coming from. All I’ve stated in this post is asking what should my reaction be upon seeing her e.g should I just completely ignore mentioning it when we’re out etc
  14. I agree brother. But also what seems to be forgotten that also plays a factor are sisters coming from unstable backgrounds and not being necessarily from a “nuclear family” which plays a big role. Speaking from experience prior to wearing hijab, the concept of it alongside being a practicing Muslim in society’s eyes seemed unreachable because of the hierarchal pedestals put within our community. I believe stepping forward we should make Islam and knowledge about it more accessible and like you said not just in a hawza environment. Islam includes everything and that includes the pain and strug
  15. Yeah I’m hoping in the future she’ll put it back on Insha’Allah once she becomes more learnt on the hijab’s meaning.
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