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  1. Salam, So I happened to watch the ‘long awaited, brand spanking new’ talent show ‘The Shia voice’ on Imam Hussein TV3 last night and here are some thoughts on it; Production/direction wise, It seems like a template from the talent shows in Western media including but not limited to the camera shots and how it’s directed. For instance, The judges and contestants being followed by the camera from the car to the venue. Also, the two presenters/hosts and their roles before and after the contestant goes on stage. The absolute copy/paste of the roles from something like ‘Britain’s got talent’ is somewhat cringe-worthy. I suppose it’s being copied because it worked in Western media which is not a bad thing per se', but a little creativity would have been nice. What I absolutely felt uncomfortable with was the same concept of humour and subliminal mockery of the contestants who may not be performing to the level of others was shown; just as it would be in Western shows. And this is where the ‘entertainment value’ apparently is. When one contestant, who wasn’t performing to the level of others, was clearly struggling in his Noha recitation, the camera shots and actions of some judges were more than awkward to watch. The reason being, is that these contestants aren’t singing or clowning around; it’s what their performing (Noha etc) that is a very sensitive matter and should not be mocked, even subliminally or made/produced/directed for ‘entertainment value’. Despite my criticisms, I found that overall, the show was good, it appealed to its target audience and the youth are much better off watching an imperfect Shia talent show with lots of Quran, Noha and Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام), than watching Western talent shows. It’s a huge production endeavour and they seem to have pulled it off. There were some fantastic and talented contestants with admirable skills, and these shows can encourage more of the youth to engage within their communities and bring out their own talents for the service of Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام). All in all, I give ‘The Shia voice’ a thumbs up. Simply because I believe that anything with the mention of Allah Ta’ala and Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام) is Baraka.
  2. Salam, If I may interject, There is more than one view on why/how Imam Ali (عليه السلام) was named Amir of the Bees. 1- It's narrated that Imam Ali ibn Musa Al Rida (عليه السلام) in the Tafseer of Aya 69 from Surat al Nah’l “﴿ ثُمَّ كُلِي مِن كُلِّ الثَّمَرَاتِ فَاسْلُكِي سُبُلَ رَبِّكِ ذُلُلاً يَخْرُجُ مِن بُطُونِهَا شَرَابٌ مُّخْتَلِفٌ أَلْوَانُهُ فِيهِ شِفَاء لِلنَّاسِ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لآيَةً لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ ﴾ “ Had said: The Prophet saww said: Ali is their Amir” hence he was named Amir of the Bees. رُوِيَ عن الإمام علي بن موسى الرِّضَا ( عليه السَّلام ) في قول الله عَزَّ و جَلَّ : ﴿ ثُمَّ كُلِي مِن كُلِّ الثَّمَرَاتِ فَاسْلُكِي سُبُلَ رَبِّكِ ذُلُلاً يَخْرُجُ مِن بُطُونِهَا شَرَابٌ مُّخْتَلِفٌ أَلْوَانُهُ فِيهِ شِفَاء لِلنَّاسِ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لآيَةً لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ ﴾ 1 أنَّهُ قال : قَالَ النَّبِيُّ ( صلى الله عليه و آله ) : " عَلِيٌّ أَمِيرُهَا " فَسُمِّيَ أَمِيرَ النَّحْلِ . 2- It’s also said that the Prophet saww sent a battalion to the castle of Beni Taghl (Thu’al), but the people of the castle fought them until they ran out of ammo/weapons (I’m assuming catapults) , so they started using bee hives to push the battalion back which worked. Once imam Ali as approached, the bees submitted to him, and hence he was named Amir of the Bees. ـ وَ يُقَالُ إِنَّ النَّبِيَّ ( صلى الله عليه و آله ) وَجَّهَ عَسْكَراً إِلَى قَلْعَةِ بَنِي تغل [ ثُعَلٍ‏ ] فَحَارَبَهُمْ أَهْلُ الْقَلْعَةِ حَتَّى نَفِدَ أَسْلِحَتُهُمْ ، فَأَرْسَلُوا إِلَيْهِمْ كِوَارَ النَّحْلِ ، فَعَجَزَ عَسْكَرُ النَّبِيِّ ( صلى الله عليه و آله ) عَنْهَا ، فَجَاءَ عَلِيٌّ فَذَلَّتِ النَّحْلُ لَهُ ، فَلِذَلِكَ سُمِّيَ أَمِيرَ النَّحْلِ . 3- It’s also narrated that there was a cave with bees inside and no one could reach but when Imam Ali (عليه السلام) arrived, he went in and came out with plenty of honey so Rasoolullah saww named him 'Amir of the Bees and the Ya’soob'. ـ وَ رُوِيَ أَنَّهُ وُجِدَ فِي غَارِ نَحْلٍ فَلَمْ يُطِيقُوا بِهِ فَقَصَدَهُ عَلِيٌّ ( عليه السَّلام ) وَ شَارَ مِنْهُ عَسَلًا كَثِيراً ، فَسَمَّاهُ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ( صلى الله عليه و آله ) أَمِيرَ النَّحْلِ وَ الْيَعْسُوبَ I believe @Cool has explained Ya'soob thoroughly. Wasalam Soruces: 1. القران الكريم : سورة النحل ( 16 ) ، الآية : 69 ، الصفحة : 274 . 2. بحار الأنوار ( الجامعة لدرر أخبار الأئمة الأطهار ( عليهم السلام ) ) : 35 / 56 ، للعلامة الشيخ محمد باقر المجلسي ، المولود بإصفهان سنة : 1037 ، و المتوفى بها سنة : 1110 هجرية ، طبعة مؤسسة الوفاء ، بيروت / لبنان ، سنة : 1414 هجرية . 3. a. b. c. بحار الأنوار : 35 / 56.
  3. Brother @zzaveri here’s some feedback on your talk Whilst I agree on the general theme and trajectory of events described in your talk, there are some issues around your interpretations of the signs of reappearance that are not entirely agreeable such as: - The identity of Sufyani: According to the Riwayat of Ahlulbayt as, The Sufyani is an individual not an organisation/system or state. - The timing of the Yamani/Khurasani/Sufyani to appear are in the same year/month/day; you seem to have added 1 year plus a month plus a day which I found odd. But then again, you’re entitled to your own interpretation I suppose. I'm not going to comment on the Covid issue as I don't want to get banned haha What I did find very interesting was the link you shared about the earth’s magnetic field and the speed at which it was already moving. I’ve previously read several articles explaining the long overdue flip but nothing specifying a timeline. I guess this is something to watch out for. As for the 5+ hours of my weekend, I’ll invoice you at a later date lol
  4. As we begin the holy month of Ramadan, May Allah bestow his blessings and Baraka on you, your families and loved ones and may He accept your A'maal Shahar Ramadan Mubarak to all
  5. اللهم صل على فاطمة وأبيها و بعلها و بينها و السر المستودع فيها بعدد ما أحاط به علمك و ما أحصاه كتابك

    Oh Allah send blessings on Fatima and her father, her husband and her sons, and by the secret installed in her (S)) which is only in YOUR knowledge

  6. He's talking about his personal objections to the view around slavery in the 'islamic' context and gives an example of a female captured and taken as a slave from a Christian village, being subjected to all sorts including rape and then her son is demanded to convert to Islam. This is not inline with the high morals that Islam is all about. He's also pointing out the knee-jerk reactions one could receive by bringing up 'Islamic' literature and 'Ahadeeth' around these and other sexual issues and the accusations one may receive of 'trying to stain the religion' He makes some good points.
  7. The confirmation of the birth of Imam Mehdi (AJF) from 27 different Sunni scholars in their books (out of a list of 128 scholars from the book (Deffa' An Al Kaafy - Sayed Thamir AlAmeidi - 1-568) : ولادة المهدي في كتب السنةذكر كتاب (دفاع عن الكافي 1/ 568) للسيد ثامر العميدي ، مائة وثمانية وعشرين عالما ومحدثا من أهل السنة* من الذين اعترفوا بولادة الامام المهدي منهم :1- سهل بن عبد الله البخاري ت 341 هـ (سر السلسلة العلوية: 39).2- الخوارزمي ت 387 هـ (مفاتيح العلوم : 32 طبعة ليدن / 1895م).3- يحيى بن سلامة الخصفكي الشافعي ت 568 هـ ، كما في (تذكرة الخواص للعلاّمة سبط ابن الجوزي: 360).4- عبد الله بن محمد المفارقي ت 590 هـ، المعروف بابن الأزرق في (تاريخ ميافارقين)، كما في (وفيات الاعيان لابن خلكان 4 : 176 / 562).5- فريد الدين النيشابوري الهمداني ت 627 هـ (مظهر الصفات)، كما في (ينابيع المودّة 3 : 141- باب 87) .6- سبط ابن الجوزي ت 654 هـ (تذكرة الخواص : 363) .7- محمد بن يوسف الكنجي الشافعي ت 658 هـ (كفاية الطالب / الصفحة الاخيرة).8- ابن خلكان ت 681 هـ (وفيات الاعيان 4 : 176 / 562) .9- عزيز بن محمد النسفي الصوفي ت 686 هـ في (رسالته)، كما في (ينابيع المودّة 3 : 143 باب 87).10- كمال الدين عبد الرزاق الكاشاني ت 730 هـ (تحفة الإخوان في خصائص الفتيان)، كما في كتاب (سر جشمه تصوّف در ايران/ لسعيد النفيسي : 216).11- الجويني الحموئي الشافعي ت 732 هـ (فرائد السمطين 2 : 337).12- اسماعيل بن علي أبو الفداء ت 732 هـ (المختصر في أخبار البشر 2 : 45/ حوادث سنة 253 هـ).13- شمس الدين محمّد الذهبي ت 748 هـ (العبر في خبر من غبر 2 : 31 ط الكويت).14- صلاح الدين الصفدي ت 764 هـ (الوافي بالوفيات 2 : 336).15- محب الدين أبو الوليد محمّد بن شحنة الحلبي الحنفي ت 815 هـ (روضة المناظر في أخبار الأوائل والأواخر 1 : 294 ، مطبوع في حاشية مروج الذهب بمصر سنة / 1303 هـ) .16- ابن الصباغ المالكي ت 855 هـ (الفصول المهمّة / الفصل الثاني عشر : 287).17- سراج الدين محمّد الواسطي الرفاعي ت 885 هـ (صحاح الأخبار في نسب السادة الفاطميّة الاخيار : 143/ طبع مصر لسنة / 1306 هـ).18- شمس الدين محمّد بن طولون الحنفي ت 953 هـ (الائمة الاثنا عشر : 117).19- حسين الدياربكري القاضي ت 966 هـ (تاريخ الخميس 2 : 343).20- عبد الوهاب الشعراني الشافعي ت 973 هـ (اليواقيت والجواهر 2 : 143 ط مصر لسنة 1378 هـ).21- أحمد الهيتمي الشافعي ت 974 هـ (الصواعق المحرقة ط الاولى ص207 ، ط الثانية ص124 ، ط الثالثة ص313).22- أحمد القرماني الحنفي ت 1019هـ (أخبار الدول وآثار الاول 1 : 353 الفصل 11).23- ابن عماد الدمشقي الحنبلي ت 1089 هـ (شذرات الذهب 2 : 148 في حوادث سنة 260 هـ).24- عبد الملك المكي العصامي ت 1111 هـ (سمط النجوم العوالي في أنباء الأوائل والتوالي 4 : 137).25- عبد الله الشبراوي الشافعي ت 1171 هـ (الإتحاف بحب الاشراف : 68).26- عباس بن علي المكّي ت 1180 هـ (نزهة الجليس ومنية الأديب الأنيس 2 : 128 ط القاهرة).27- محمّد بن علي الصبان الشافعي ت 1206 هـ (اسعاف الراغبين : 140).
  8. Defcon levels decrease as the threat increases and not the other way round. https://militarybase.net/defense-ready-condition-defcon-levels/
  9. https://www.hujjatbookshop.co.uk/selected-duas-volume-2-arabic-with-english-translation.html https://www.hujjatbookshop.co.uk/dua-al-nudbah-with-english-translation.html
  10. الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ الصَّالِحَاتِ طُوبَى لَهُمْ وَحُسْنُ مَآبٍ ﴿٢٩﴾ Those who have faith and do righteous deeds—happy are they and good is their [ultimate] destination. 13/Ar-Ra'd-29
  11. اللهم صل على فاطمة وأبيها و بعلها و بينها و السر المستودع فيها بعدد ما أحاط به علمك و ما أحصاه كتابك

    Oh Allah send blessings on Fatima and her father, her husband and her sons, and by the secret installed in her (S)) which is only in YOUR knowledge

  12.  O Allah, (please do) send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

  13. The ideal age for both females and males to get married is when they're emotionally and mentally intelligent enough to understand the role and long term responsibilities that come with marriage and are prepared to take on the task.
  14. Wasalam Wr Wb, Whilst I can understand the resentment you feel for the way you were treated as a child, you are now an independent adult, so you're able to be there for them whilst at the same time ensuring and safeguarding your own well-being. If you feel they failed you in your childhood, be the better person and don't fail them in their old age. Do what you are able to and if there's expectations you cannot fulfill, make it clear and always try to stay positive and kind, because one day you will be in their shoes and your own children might face your current situation.
  15. Imagine you've worked very hard, for decades building your own brand, only to have some next person copy your product and logo and start making money off of your back and hard work; how would that make you feel? Treat others how you'd like to be treated.
  16. اللهم صل على فاطمة وأبيها و بعلها و بينها و السر المستودع فيها بعدد ما أحاط به علمك و ما أحصاه كتابك

    Oh Allah send blessings on Fatima and her father, her husband and her sons, and by the secret installed in her (S)) which is only in YOUR knowledge

  17. https://www.hujjatbookshop.co.uk/hilyat-al-muttaqeen-adornment-of-the-pious.html?filter_name=majlisi&filter_description=true&filter_sub_category=true
  18. The translation you quoted uses the word 'soul' but the context of the Aya is referring to 'self', so it's one's greed/stinginess that is being referred to. I would suggest you look into the following link with the Tafseer of the Aya from Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام) as it also includes narrations explaining the effects of one's stinginess. https://hubeali.com/books/English-Books/Tafseer-e-Quran/Tafseer Sura Al Taghabun_CH 64.pdf
  19. The supplication is a beautiful and well known excerpt from Dua Al Qada'h دعاء القدح which is said to be narrated by the Prophet saww. The source can be found in 'Muhaj al Da'awat' by Sayed Ibn Tawoos Al Hilli : http://alfeker.net/library.php?id=3260 The three lines are: االلهم اغنني بحلالك عن حرامك و بطاعتك عن معصيتك و بفضلك عن من سواك The Dua:
  20. القناعة كنزٌ لا يفنىْ

    Contentment is an eternal treasure

    Imam Ali (عليه السلام)

  21. Wasalam wr wb وَعَسَى أَن تَكْرَهُواْ شَيْئًا وَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ وَعَسَى أَن تُحِبُّواْ شَيْئًا وَهُوَ شَرٌّ لَّكُمْ وَاللّهُ يَعْلَمُ وَأَنتُمْ لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah knows, while you know not. Al Baqarah 2:216 Just as a baby is unable to comprehend that a sharp [Edited Out] of an injection is actually good and beneficial for it in the long run, we humans are unable to comprehend that the adversities we are subjected to are in fact good and beneficial for us. The same goes for what we want or ask Allah Ta’ala to grant us; it might seem obvious to us that it’s beneficial, but only Allah Ta’ala knows that in the long run, it might not be. Have faith that whatever Allah Ta’ala grants you or withholds from you at this point, is Khair and blessings and submit yourself to his will knowing full well that he will only have your best interests in mind. Be the best you can be and know that Allah Ta’ala will grant you what’s best for you at the right time.
  22.  O Allah, (please do) send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

     and convey to the souls of Your Prophet, Muhammad, and his Household, وَبَلِّغْ رُوحَ نَبِيِّكَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ

     at this very hour as well as all times, فِي سَاعَتِي هٰذِهِ وَفِي كُلِّ سَاعَةٍ

    greetings and compliments from me. تَحِيَّةً مِنِّي وَسَلاماً

    O Messenger of Allah, peace and Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you. وَٱلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا رَسُولَ ٱللَّهِ وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

    Allah may not decide this compliment of me to be the last. لاَ جَعَلَهُ ٱللَّهُ آخِرَ تَسْلِيمِي عَلَيْكَ



  23. اللهم صَلِّ على محمّد خير خلقك أجمعين

    O'Allah, send your blessings upon Mohammed, the best of all your creation;

     و صَلِّ على عليّ أمير المؤمنين و فاطمة الزهراء و الحسن و الحسين

    And send your blessings upon Ali, the Master of believers and Fatima Al-Zahra and both Hassan and Hussain;

    اللهم صلّ على عليّ بن الحسين و محمد بن عليّ و جعفر بن محمد و موسى بن جعفر و عليّ بن موسى و محمد بن عليّ و عليّ بن محمد و الحسن بن عليّ 

    O'Allah, send your blessings upon Ali son of Hussain, Mohammed son of Ali, Ja'far son of Mohammed, Musa son of Ja'far, Ali son of Musa, Mohammed son of Ali, Ali son of Mohammed and Hassan son of Ali; 

    اللهم صلّ على القائم المنتظر الحجة بن الحسن و اجعلنا من أنصاره و اعوانه إلهٓ الحقّ آمين

    O'Allah, send your blessings upon the Awaited Riser, The Hujja (Proof) son of Hassan, and bless us in that we become his supporters and helpers, O'Allah of Haqq Ameen.

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