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  1. Salam Alaikum, i was wondering if it would be possible to close my account. The reason why I ask is because I’m trying to start an Islamic journey looking towards starting afresh again with a fresh mind of Quran and History. For me having accounts on website like this, reddit will be too easy to cloud my judgement, I know i have the option to not log in but I’d rather close it permanently to avoid distracting myself. Theres currently no option on the settings to do this, is it possible you can?
  2. Im doing my research on both sects now. To be honest all I believed was that Shi’a Islam was the truth but after researching for a bit I find it a bit more controversial then that. Theres different in opinions on everything.
  3. Aside from issues regarding Vilayatul e Fiqhi I don’t necessary has a problem with Yasser Al Habib or Allahyari. I think that they are quite clear scholars actually who are straightforward
  4. I was on Twitter recently and saw two people arguing. The argument went like this. Islam is a religion of mankind not just for Arabs, so what difference does it make if we have our own cultures and we also have Islam? We can call anything out in our culture that goes against religion but apart from that our religion is a religion for mankind Then the other guy starts saying the Prophets were all Arab (not true Allah sent down a Prophet for all nations), the Qur’an is in Arabic (true but does that means it a superior language? 14:4 indicates that Allah has sent down a Messenger for all nations in there own language). He started to talk about how all the conquests were done by Arabs, and how Islam embodies “Arab” culture and ethics(Islam embodies human ethics and moral) They all talk about how the conquering “Sahaba” were also Arab and that Islam and Arab Identity is indistinguishable. Now I don’t necessarily disagree with Islam and Arab Identity being indistinguishable, what I do find issues with is disregarding all other culture and saying Arab culture is the best. Recently I saw a post where a person said we can’t even call Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), Khuda (even though its just a Persian word for God, and even then we can look at verse 17:110 and see that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) doesn’t mind as long as its befitting for his majesty this is called al asma al husna, bearing in mind that Pagan Arabs had an issue calling his Al-Rahman which is what Musaylimah al Kadhab called his god). You see so many people dressed in Arab jubha nowadays etc, Ive seen people criticising Iranians for saying Ramazan, Sehri, Namaz etc. It kind of makes me think about the Umayyads who the other sect revere so much and them looking down on non-Arab Muslims. Needless to say its still happening. Alhumdullilah for Shi’a Islam were its not your tribe but the righteous to be rulers, I’m not sure but there even hadiths which state the 313 will consist of Non Arabs. Sunnis believe that the ultimate rulers have to be from the Quraysh, and the Quraysh used this justification in the Thaqifa claiming that the Qurayshi have always ruled over the Arabs themselves. But yeah I’d love to get your thoughts on this matter. I don’t view Shi’a Islam as imperialistic idea Sunni Islam on the other hand I see as a kind of military camp which uses the pretext of religion and lack of aql to impose the rulings of tyrants to make everyone conform to them. But let me know what you think and if you have any points you want to throw in.
  5. How could I forget this viewpoint, the Shi'a view to me sounds far more logical
  6. Often we are asked why we are Shi'a, but hardly does anyone ask why don't we accept Sunni Islam, I'd be interested in hearing everyones views about why they have/haven't considered becoming Sunni. These are my few views: -Shi'a Islam was during the time of the Prophet (S), the Qur'an is with Ali and Ali is with the Qur'an. I leave behind two things. You are to me what Aaron is to Moses. Companions such as Salman al-Farsi, Abu Thar, who weren't present in designating a successor would have backed Imam Ali (عليه السلام), meaning that Shi'a Islam wasn't just a new belief. -Some Sunni hadiths (which are Sahih) have very very eye opening and questionable things being said in them. As to avoid offending or to cause offense to people I won't repeat what is written in the hadiths, but if I as a Sunni was to look into the hadiths I would question my whole belief set, and what is right and what is wrong. -Sunnis madhabs used to all be against each other! Believe it or not the 4 main Sunni madhabs were against each other, until the age of the Ottomans were relationships cooled down. If Sunnis themselves can't agree amongst themselves, how do you know what opinion is right? -Overwhelming evidence to suggest that Imam Ali (عليه السلام) was the rightful successor. We can look into hadiths into Sunni books and see that it Imam Ali AS was designated as the successor to the Prophet (S). I also find Sunni hadiths trying to contradict those of shi'a hadiths. For example, Imam Hassan and Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) are the masters of youths of paradise, whereas there are Sunni hadiths which state that Abu Bakr and Umar are the master of Middle Age in Paradise, (aren't there only youths in paradise?) Then there are hadiths such as who's door was left open to the mosque etc. -Suggesting that Imam Ali AS and the first three caliphs were friends is a rocky issue. There are hadiths in Sunnis book which show that Imam Ali AS was hostile to the first two, whereas on the third one he was blamed/held responsible for instigating the death of Uthman. I don't buy into this whole thing that they were all friends, I believe that Imam Ali AS, gave his bayah for the greater good of Islam, and to start a civil war occuring, many people were already leaving Islam after the Prophet (s), had Imam Ali AS rebelled early into the reign, and considering where he was based, could spell disaster already. -Madkhalism. To reject rebelling against leaders no matter how bad they are, which is why some Sunnis believe that Imam Hussain AS was wrong to rebel against Yazid. This point really strikes me. If we are to adopt this view point, that we shouldn't rebel against corrupt leader, it can allow the leaders to innovate for there own gains, we are told time after time not to obey sinners, yet I can't understand how this viewpoint is held by some of Sunni school of thought. I could go more in depth into this, but these are just some of my basic reasons why I'd consider myself a Shi'a. As basic as it is, my main points can't get me to accept Sunni Islam for this reason, but like I said, I'd like to hear more about your opinions
  7. I’m just extra paranoid now, its exactly kind of stopping me functionally normally in regards to touching things
  8. Hey guys, I’m starting to become so obssesed with najasat things it driving me crazy. For example: Today my room was moped with water, but before my room was moped the hallway was moped. The hallway had us walk with shoes on, so the water cleaned the hallway must have traces of najis on it. Unfortunately the person who cleaned my room didnt listen to me and just moped my floor. I then had to pray, meaning I had to step on flooring which was dry but had contact with najiswater. Now I have to clean my prayer mat, purify my floor and my self and make up the prayer as a qada’h prayer. do I have to make up the prayer? I live in a place where the main person who makes the food doesnt care about najasat like I do, I dnt eat food from said person because I am worried about there najis hnds making my food. All I eat is egg and bread . No one cares about it only I do. Im starting to find it impossible to live. I try to explain but it falls on deaf ears
  9. I'll try to help, whats the matter brother? Do you any Twitter?
  10. Thank you for your response, I'm with you in the remember Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) in everything. Today I was on the train and there was crying baby, but all I could think was Alhumdullilah a mother has been blessed with a child. When I was walking today my mind just drifted to Islam, our Prophet (s), the Ahlul Bayt (s), looking at the creation of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), the sky the sun, the moon, the clouds etc. This is literally how 90% of my day goes every single day. The past few months the way I view things has changed so much, but theres so much more I could improve, my concentration in Salah in not always good, so my mind wonders everyday I try to look for ways to fix this, and I feel angry and sad, but I know I shouldn't drift away from worship to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), infact its gotten to a stage where if I miss prayer I feel ashamed inside. Alhumdullilah there is so much information out there, it can get overwhelming at times. I wish I could restart from a young age, be put in a Saturday class and build up from there. There's no hiding it now, I'm now an adult, who's knowledge of the Qur'an is not good and who's understanding of religion lacks in some parts where others don't. Thank you for your suggestion, I'll try take your advice on board regarding studying the Qur'an slowly. I should start off with the basic of pronouncing correctly I suppose. In regards to studying Islam, reading the Qur'an is becoming a priority for me, I've only finished it once and I'm not sure how much of that was properly. About studying, al-Islam does have some good resources. The issue for me is that a phone is too distracting to be able to read properly, and some of the concepts are foreign to me as I haven't studied Islam properly in depth before. This is why I struggle to answer questions (but I have no doubt in my belief) when people ask me questions in my original post, I need to build myself up as beginner before I start to walk, on Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) but also not just on the Prophet (S) or his family but also previous Prophets before. I'm looking for the best way to do this which is why I've come on this site!
  11. Hi, I wanted to ask how do I get acquainted with Islam properly? I do pray, and often try to complete all prayers a day, but I feel like my Islamic knowledge is not strong as is should be. For example if someone said to my how can you prove God exist, I would answer a few arguments before I'm confused. Or whenever people criticise our Prophet (s), I don't know what to say, I know that a lot of people take this stuff out of context and don't like to focus on the reforms and the changes he made to society. If someone was to ask me why do you guys follow the Ahlul Bayt (a), I would throw a few arguments about succession, Ghader Khums, the People of Cloak etc, before I start getting hadiths thrown at me proving that saying I'm wrong. My knowledge of the Qu'ran isn't great, and I lack good recitation and rememberance of Surahs, apart from the basic ones. I don't know how to begin, I wish I could restart and learn everything, so that's what I'm trying to do. What would be the first steps?
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