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In the Name of God بسم الله

al-Muttaqin

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  1. It's difficult for me too. I tried to submit a few posts yesterday but they didn't even go through, I have no idea why.
  2. Well brothers and sisters, it's a very heavy and dark time to be living in. May God guide us.
  3. Nothing direct. Freemasonry is influenced by a lot of things, but aside from it's grade initiations (which are more like a combination of ancient Egyptian symbolism and certain New Testament motives), there isn't much "occult" about Freemasonry. It's just a social organization that is rooted in a cultural praxis of unity between men of all walks of life. It is where the phrase "On the level" originates, which is itself a notion that Islam does share - being that we are all of the same status before God, whether we are shoemakers, kings, politicians, artists, musicians, writers, truck drivers, etc. Generally speaking, Freemasonry is more Christian in demographic. It's like 60% Christian, 30% Jewish and 5% Muslim, with the further 5% Hindus, Sikhs etc. It's not a belief-based thing, people join for the concept of fellowship, of chivalry, etc.
  4. Yep, that's "I and the father are one", from the meaning of the text itself. However the New Testament is not the historical Jesus.
  5. People who claim to be religious but lack any actual spiritual discipline, people who speak from dogma but not knowledge. Aka, fundi types from any religion are heavily boring and an insult to one's intelligence. The actual topic of religion though is the most interesting thing there is though in my opinion.
  6. I don't believe that God would make human design purposefully faulty and the idea of mutilating oneself is wholly satanic. Circumcision itself was a pagan tradition that the Jews borrowed.
  7. I've never heard of such a thing in my life. What you write is absurd.
  8. Well since you ask, I'd say keep your friendship about non-religion topic. If such people are supposed to be your friend, you'll connect over something other than religion. Later on perhaps they might warm up to discussing religion more openly and respectfully but if you are to pursue a friendship with such a person, as I said, just don't make religion a topic with them because it'll only make them angry. I know such people myself.
  9. As SoRoUsH said above, it's Walaya. The belief in the Imamate passed from the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) through Amir al-Momineen ((عليه السلام).) and the following progeny is what defines a Shi'I. If you don't believe that Imamate is part of the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet ((عليه السلام).) and the authoritative understanding, then you would not be a Shi'I. You may still be a Muslim (providing you believe in Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), the Qur'an, the Holy Prophet saw, the last day, etc). I saw a post a few days ago here which I found quite arrogant relating to the predominance of Ithna Ashari. While I am one myself, I consider it offensive to claim that Ismaili's aren't Shi'I, when they are the textbook definition of it (they even had a Caliph which their Imams ruled unlike us). Dispute over Imam succession is not relevant here. Same problem arises over when an arrogant Sunni turns around and claims that Shi'I aren't Muslim because we reject Abu Bakr and the other Sunni Caliph. Perspective is important.
  10. This decade is going to be a massive decade but I disbelief in the notion that we are anywhere near Qiyamah.
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