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  1. Wa ‘alaykum Salaam brother, I had to reply to you, even though you know it that you are on my ignore list and I have told the reason quite a while ago. I hope serious about the above. Otherwise you are insulting your University. Now my reason for this post. I didn’t mean this one https://www.al-islam.org/person/syed-ali-raza-rizvi Rather this one https://sw-ke.facebook.com/TheMuslimRealist/videos/338540874452642/
  2. Following hadith confirms what you have written Narrated Anas bin Malik: Hudhaifa bin Al-Yaman came to `Uthman at the time when the people of Sham and the people of Iraq were Waging war to conquer Arminya and Adharbijan. Hudhaifa was afraid of their (the people of Sham and Iraq) differences in the recitation of the Qur'an, so he said to `Uthman, "O chief of the Believers! Save this nation before they differ about the Book (Qur'an) as Jews and the Christians did before." So `Uthman sent a message to Hafsa saying, "Send us the manuscripts of the Qur'an so that we may compile the Qur'anic materials in perfect copies and return the manuscripts to you." Hafsa sent it to `Uthman. `Uthman then ordered Zaid bin Thabit, `Abdullah bin AzZubair, Sa`id bin Al-As and `AbdurRahman bin Harith bin Hisham to rewrite the manuscripts in perfect copies. `Uthman said to the three Quraishi men, "In case you disagree with Zaid bin Thabit on any point in the Qur'an, then write it in the dialect of Quraish, the Qur'an was revealed in their tongue." They did so, and when they had written many copies, `Uthman returned the original manuscripts to Hafsa. `Uthman sent to every Muslim province one copy of what they had copied, and ordered that all the other Qur'anic materials, whether written in fragmentary manuscripts or whole copies, be burnt. Sahih al-Bukhari 4987 As these were early days, there is narration from Hz. Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him), that the Blessed Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, ‘Do not write down anything from me except the Qur’aan.’ (Narrated by Muslim). This prohibition could be applied to the time when the Qur’an was being revealed, lest it be confused with something else. It is well known fact that Arabs of Hejaz, Tihama, Nejd and other surrounding areas were well known for having well established Oral Culture. They were NOT known to write things down but were excellent at memorising their culture, be it poetry, tribal history, folklore. https://multilingual.com/articles/understanding-the-orality-of-arabic-culture/ Read More What Writing Can Tell Us About the Arabs before Islam https://15minutehistory.org/podcast/episode-82-what-writing-can-tell-us-about-the-arabs-before-islam/ https://brewminate.com/the-history-of-pre-islamic-arabia/ So, ‘Do not write down anything from me except the Qur’an.’ was NOT taken to mean that anything apart from the Blessed Qur’an was meant to forgotten. The scholars regarded it as recommended action to learn it from them by heart, as they had learned it. But when people were no longer able to strive so hard (in memorizing) and many other ‘non-Arab’ nations had entered Islamic Ummah the scholars feared that knowledge might be lost, they compiled it in books.” It is interesting to note that apart from Imam Malik ibn Anas (rahimahullah) all other hadith collectors were non-Arabs and were Farsi-speaking by heritage!!!!! Sahih al-Bukhari - Imam Muhammad al-Bukhari (rahimahullah) Sahih Muslim - Imam Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj al-Naysaburi (rahimahullah) Sunan Abi Dawud - Imam Abu Dawud Sulayman ibn al-Ash'ath as-Sijistani (rahimahullah) Sunan Ibn Majah - Imam Muhammad bin Yazid Ibn Majah al-Qazvini (rahimahullah) Muwatta Imam Malik - Imam Malik ibn Anas (rahimahullah) Jami` at-Tirmidhi - Imam Abu `Isa Muhammad at-Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) This is a well-known, oft-repeating sectarian slogan from the pulpits that common Shia folk hear so much that they tend to believe it as ‘the Gospel truth’. So, was it NOT the task of the Imam of that time to WRITE DOWN such hadith and save them for the posterity? Was this part of their duty to preserve Islam in its pristine form? This is just Ghulaat Shias belief, just as they believe that suras al-Nurain and al-Wilaya in favour of Ahlul Bayt were removed from the Qur’an. Imam Bukhari 13 Shawwal 194 AH (July 21, 810 CE) 194AH 1 Shawwal 256 AH (870 CE), Imam Muslim 202/821 CE died in AH 261/875 CE and many others became into action and vetted out all the false hadith. I am surprised at your selected amnesia – Were not Shias Ghulaat or no were manufacturing ‘hadith’ in their favour? Most ‘authentic’ Shia hadith book, Al-Kafi contains only 41% ‘Sahih’ hadith!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now one can judge the state of affairs of other Shia books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We, Sunnis, get our hadith directly from the Blessed Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) or those who directly from him!!!! Note the following: Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (may Allah be pleased with him) Born c. 702 CE (c. 83 AH) 765 (aged 63–64) 148 AH Muhammad ibn Ya'qub al-Kulayni Born, 250 AH /864 CE; Died, 329 AH /941 CE 629692 There is around 160 years between them!!!!!! Too many fallible individuals in-between!!!! Had no effect as most ‘authentic’ Shia hadith book, Al-Kafi contains only 41% ‘Sahih’ hadith!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now one can judge the state of affairs of other Shia books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. The Blessed Qur’an was compiled in book form in the time of Hz. Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) “Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur’an and indeed, We will be its guardian.” Verse 9 Surah al-Hijr Useful reading: Sunni Source: https://www.islamicity.org/17075/the-quran-history-of-its-compilation/ Sunni Sources: http://shiastudies.com/en/3753/the-quran-compiled-by-imam-ali-a-s/ Revelation and Preservation of Quran Al-Islam.org https://www.al-islam.org/prophethood-and-prophet-islam-ibrahim-amini/revelation-and-preservation-quran
  4. In the Blessed Prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him) time the Qur’an was not preserved in book form rather it was written on parchments of hides, scapula, leaf-stalks of date palms. Also, the Blessed Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) encouraged many Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) memorise the Qur’an. Memorizers of Quran also recited the verses of Quran in presence of the Blessed Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in order to make sure of their accuracy. Through this method, a large number of companions learnt the correct recitation of Quran and among them seven persons became famed in this regard. Suyuti writes: Among those who recited the Quran in the presence of the Blessed Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), seven became more famed; they were: Uthman bin Affan, Ali ibn Abu Talib, Ubayy ibn Ka'b, Zaid ibn Thabit, Abdullah ibn Masud, Abu Darda' al-Ansari and Abu Musa Ashari. In the Blessed Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) also arranged the sequences of the verses and Surahs. Ayaat (verses) and Surahs (chapters) were decided by the Blessed Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) directly. He decided where an Ayah should be placed. He also determined which compilation of Ayah completes a particular Surah. The following hadith gives the full details. Narrated By Zaid bin Thabit Al-Ansari: Who was one of those who used to write the Divine Revelation: Abu Bakr sent for me after the (heavy) casualties among the warriors (of the battle) of Yamama (where a great number of Qurra’ (those who know the Qur’an by heart) were killed). ‘Umar was present with Abu Bakr who said, ‘Umar has come to me and said, the people have suffered heavy casualties on the day of (the battle of) Yamama, and I am afraid that there will be more casualties among the Qurra’ (those who know the Qur’an by heart) at other battle-fields, whereby a large part of the Qur’an may be lost, unless you collect it. And I am of the opinion that you should collect the Qur’an.” Abu Bakr added, “I said to ‘Umar, ‘How can I do something which Allah’s Apostle has not done?’ ‘Umar said (to me), ‘By Allah, it is (really) a good thing.’ So ‘Umar kept on pressing, trying to persuade me to accept his proposal, till Allah opened my bosom for it and I had the same opinion as ‘Umar.” (Zaid bin Thabit added:) Umar was sitting with him (Abu Bakr) and was not speaking. “You are a wise young man and we do not suspect you (of telling lies or of forgetfulness): and you used to write the Divine Inspiration for Allah’s Apostle. Therefore, look for the Qur’an and collect it (in one manuscript).” By Allah, if he (Abu Bakr) had ordered me to shift one of the mountains (from its place) it would not have been harder for me than what he had ordered me concerning the collection of the Qur’an. I said to both of them, “How dare you do a thing which the Prophet has not done?” Abu Bakr said, “By Allah, it is (really) a good thing.” So, I kept on arguing with him about it till Allah opened my bosom for that which He had opened the bosoms of Abu Bakr and Umar. So, I started locating Quranic material and collecting it from parchments, scapula, leaf-stalks of date palms and from the memories of men (who knew it by heart). I found with Khuzaima two Verses of Surat-at-Tauba which I had not found with anybody else, (and they were): “Verily there has come to you an Apostle (Muhammad) from amongst yourselves. It grieves him that you should receive any injury or difficulty He (Muhammad) is ardently anxious over you (to be rightly guided)” (9.128) The manuscript on which the Quran was collected, remained with Abu Bakr till Allah took him unto Him, and then with ‘Umar till Allah took him unto Him, and finally it remained with Hafsa, Umar’s daughter. Bukhari: Book 6: Volume 60: Hadith 201 This is not true. https://afosa.org/the-quran-compiled-by-imam-ali-a-s-its-later-standardization/ The above link gives very information about compilation of the Blessed Qur’an from Shia perspective.
  5. I agree with you, 100 percent. See the following case of Syed Raza Rizvi who was very active in Shia/Sunni debates in the UK for some years. But he decided to go back and study his own history books from authentic sources. Let’s Chat #1: Syed Raza Rizvi Speaks on Sectarian Bias and Polemics – if you have time, you can listen to his talk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73oi3zWWMVk Having done his research within his own books – he is changed person. He claims that a lot false hadith against senior Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) of the Blessed Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) has been incorporated into Shia literature after Safavid brutal takeover of Iran. Same is the case of Ahmad Al Katib – former 12er Shia scholar – you can check it up. Letter 58: Written to the people of various localities describing what took place between him and the people of Siffin The whole thing began thus that we and the Syrians met in an encounter although we believe in one and the same Allah and the same Prophet, and our message in Islam is the same. We did not want them to add anything in the belief in Allah or in acknowledging His Messenger (Allah bless him and his descendants) nor did they want us to add any such thing. In fact, there was complete unity except that we differed on the question of `Uthman's blood while we were free of responsibility for it. We suggested to them to appease the situation by calming the temporary irritation and pacifying the people till matters settled down and stabilized when we would gain strength to put matters right. Note: we believe in one and the same Allah and the same Prophet and our message in Islam is the same We did not want them to add anything in the belief in Allah or in acknowledging His Messenger nor did they want us to add any such thing. there was complete unity except that we differed on the question of `Uthman's blood while we were free of responsibility for it. Clearly, Hz. Ali ibn Abu Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) has stated the differences between him and his opponents were not on basis of Faith but rather political! Note: No mention of Concept of Imamate. None of most prominent Shia scholars ever benefited from gaining knowledge from any of Shia Imams (may Allah be pleased with them). Important point. Sunnis take all ‘Shia’ Imams as men of knowledge and piety following Sunni Path. Of course, you have to dispute this due to Shia Faith. That’s your right. Have a look at chronological order of Classical Shia scholars. None of them ever met or learnt from any ‘Shia’ Imam in their lifetime. Mohammad Ibn Ya’qub Al-Kulayni Born: 250 AH /864 CE - Died: 329 AH /941 CE Sheikh Al-Saduq Born: 305/917-8 — Died 381AH/991-2CE) Sheik Al-Mufid Born: 338/948 CE - Died: 413 AH/1022 (aged 73–74) Sheikh Al-Tusi Born: 385 H/; 995 CE - Died: 460 H/; 1067 CE Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi ((عليه السلام).) was born on 15th Sha‘bān 255 A.H. (868 CE) The Ghaybat Sughra 260 A.H. (872 A.D.) to 329 A.H. (939 ... 69 years The Ghaybat al Kubra 329 A.H – present and ongoing Sunnis do have record that great Faqihs, Imam Abu Hanifa and Imam Malik and others (may Allah have mercy on them) were contemporaries of Imams Imam Zainul abideen, Imam Baqir and Imam Jaffar (may Allah have mercy on them) and benefitted from them. None of most prominent Shia scholars ever benefited from gaining knowledge from any of Shia Imams (may Allah be pleased with them). What is deemed okay with your Imams should be okay with 12ers, right? So, your collective emotions got the upper hand than what was the deeds of the Imams!!!
  6. Islam doesn’t give anyone ‘carte blanche’ to pass judgments except in light of the Blessed Qur’an and Hadith. No, you will be answerable to Allah Almighty for any views in divergence the Blessed Qur’an and Hadith. To be fair in judgment one cannot rely on just selected source of information. Take information for all sources to be fair in your judgment. Otherwise, your judgment will be deemed to be prejudiced and defective in logic and reason. This is standard Shia partisan position – But the Blessed Qur’an negates this. You have an excellent model in the Messenger of Allah, for all who put their hope in Allah and the Last Day and remember Allah much. Verse 21Surat al-Ahzab When Allah and His Messenger have decided something, no believing man or woman has a choice about [following or not following] it. Anyone who disobeys Allah and His Messenger is clearly misguided. Verse 36 Surat al-Ahzab The Blessed Qur’an clearly states to follow “the first of the Emigrants and the Helpers” in goodness. This is because they obeyed Allah and followed the way of the Blessed Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). As for the foremost—the first of the Emigrants and the Helpers—and those who follow them in goodness, Allah is pleased with them and they are pleased with Him. And He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow, to stay there for ever and ever. That is the ultimate triumph. Verse 100 Surah Taubah This is standard Shia partisan position – but the facts prove it otherwise. Take the case of Al Kafi – the most prominent Shia book authored by Muhammad ibn Ya'qub al-Kulayni. It contains total of 16121 hadith. After thorough scrutiny other prominent Shia scholars concluded that 9485 hadith that were unreliable. That means only 6636 are considered reliable!! That’s 41.2%!!!!!?? Shias, just like Sunnis, take knowledge from their books. No Shia, even grand ayatollah, can claim that he receives knowledge directly from the Imam. Prior to 1500s 12er Shia was a marginal faction within Shias. Zaidis and Ismailis were more prominent factions. 12er Shi’ism got a great boost from Safavids who were extreme Sufis but adopted 12er Shi’ism and by brutal and savage means converted Iran, Azerbaijan and surrounding areas from overwhelming Sunni to 12er Shi’ism. Read the following with open mind and you will know why 12er Shi’ism came to prominence among Shia. Before you point your fingers at others; check your own fingers. You’ll find your own fingers pointing back at you!!! Shia development was never a smooth affair Safavid conversion of Iran to Shia Islam - (You’ll learn something new about history. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safavid_conversion_of_Iran_to_Shia_Islam
  7. Well, there are other scholars who vouch for its authenticity on same level as that of other well-known supplications likes of other duas - Dua’ Kumail, Dua al-Sabah, Dua al-Adilah, Dua Abu Hamza al-Thumali, Dua al-Nudbah, Dua al-Mashlool, Dua al-Jawshan al-Saghir and al-Jawshan al-Kabir. In terms of the authenticity of the chain; this supplication falls under the same category of all the other known supplications. Dua’ Kumail, Dua al-Sabah, Dua al-Adilah, Dua Abu Hamza al-Thumali, Dua al-Nudbah, Dua al-Mashlool, Dua al-Jawshan al-Saghir and al-Jawshan al-Kabir and many other supplications; they are not recognised as having authentic chains by the convention of later scholars. However, this does not make Dua Sanamay Quriash fall from the rank of reliability, as assumed by ignorants today. https://alhabib.org/en/is-dua-sanamay-quraish-authentic/ The prayer of Sanam-e-Quraish (the idols of Quraish) is a very authentic prayer of Amir-ul-Momaneen Hazrat Ali bin Abi Talib asws and so has been recognised by all renowned Shia historians https://www.hubeali.com/duas-online/dua-e-sanam-e-quraish/ In reality the Sermon of Shaqshaqiya goes against Hz. Ali ibn Abu Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) This is uttered nearly twenty odd years too late! This can be dated to around 18 to 20 years after passing away of the blessed Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). (2 years for Hz. Abu Bakr, 10 years for Hz. Umar Al Khattab and around 7 years plus midway of Hz Uthman bin Affan (may Allah be pleased with these three Noble Souls immensely)). This is 20 odd years too late. This sermon goes against Hz. Ali ibn Abu Talib (may Allah be pleased with him). As I had said earlier, Hz. Ali ibn Abu Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) was one of the foremost Believers in Islam. He was known for his wisdom and bravery. In this Sermon Hz. Ali ibn Abu Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) comes out as a weak man just protesting that he has been robbed of his rightful Divine appointed status which was being dismantled right in front of his eyes, but he could do nothing but protest 20 odd years too late. On top of it he was their advisor! If, he was Divinely chosen to succeed the Blessed Prophet (peace be upon him) he was duty bound to fight for it and restore it not worrying for the consequences. He would have followed the illustrious example of the Blessed Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and fought for his cause not caring for the consequences. Following is reply of the Blessed Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) when his dear Uncle had requested him mute down his opposition to the Mushrikeens! “By Allah, if they put the sun in my right hand and the moon in my left hand on condition that I abandoned this course, I would not abandon it until Allah has made it victorious, or I perish therein.”" Hz. Ali ibn Abu Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) would have done the same, no doubt about this. This Sermon should have been said just after the funeral of the Blessed Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) if he was Divinely Ordained. Note also that he never recalled the event of Ghadeer Khumm. Never mentioned his Divine Appointment. This is the oft-repeated mantra by our Shia brethren (sisters included) as the strongest point of the Divine Appointment. As per Shia beliefs the Blessed Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) had conveyed the message and Hz. Ali ibn Abu Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) is duty bound to implement it come what may, trusting that Allah Almighty will protect him just as Allah Almighty had promised to protect the Blessed Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). Now this blessed Surah comes into effect. O Messenger! Convey everything revealed to you from your Lord. If you do not, then you have not delivered His message. Allah will ˹certainly˺ protect you from the people. Indeed, Allah does not guide the people who disbelieve. Verse 67 Surah Al-Maida
  8. There you go! Now we have your consent that there is no explicit condition. So, now you are going rely on your OWN logic and your OWN faith to ‘invent’ that obscure condition!!! The Blessed Qur’an has explicitly prohibited Muslims from speculating meanings to the verses to suit their own personal agenda. He it is Who has revealed the Book to you; some of its verses are decisive, they are the basis of the Book, and others are allegorical; then as for those in whose hearts there is perversity, they follow the part of it which is allegorical, seeking to mislead and seeking to give it (their own) interpretation. but none knows its interpretation except Allah, and those who are firmly rooted in knowledge say: We believe in it, it is all from our Lord; and none do mind except those having understanding Verse 7 Surah al-Imran Human logic is irrelevant against Divine Decree. Read verse 100 of Surah at-Taubah, yet again. As for the foremost—the first of the Emigrants and the Helpers—and those who follow them in goodness, Allah is pleased with them and they are pleased with Him. And He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow, to stay there for ever and ever. That is the ultimate triumph. Verse 100 Surah Taubah Allah is pleased with them – Allah Almighty has declared His Pleasure for “the first of the Emigrants and the Helpers” – There is no mention of any condition! Not even any hint. and they are pleased with Him – Allah Almighty has declared that “the first of the Emigrants and the Helpers” are pleased with Him!!!! - – There is no mention of any condition! Not even any hint. And He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow, – Allah Almighty is revealing the rewards for “the first of the Emigrants and the Helpers” to stay there for ever and ever – That is the ultimate triumph – “the first of the Emigrants and the Helpers” have earned Ultimate Triumph But your LOGIC and FAITH are searching for that illusory ‘condition’. This is only due to sectarian compulsions. There was no magic involved. You are exposing your ignorance of early Islamic history and its unparalleled progress! Firstly, Allah Almighty Has Promised that He will make Islam triumph over all religions. It is He who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth to manifest it over all religion, although they who associate others with Allah dislike it. Verse 33 Surah at-Taubah Secondly, our Blessed Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) struggled indefatigably, determinedly and resolutely to spread the Message. This was the Magic Bullet you were seeking. Slowly but surely very sincere people kept joining his mission. Initially this growth slow but steadily kept increasing. The Blessed Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was the best of Prophets and he was the best of teachers. This was the quality that “magically turned a bunch of polytheists into the best of believers overnight that forever earned the satisfaction of Allah.” This extraordinaire and phenomenal quality inspired “a bunch of polytheists “to great heights unmatched in human history. Within a decade of passing away of the Blessed Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) these people smashed two super powers of those times [Roman Empire and Sassanid Empire]. But you “refuse to believe” - Your problem to clearly evident to all – Your inbuilt sectarian bias and flawed logic is getting in the way. This is how biased history learnt right from formative years influences and determines one’s outlook and mind-set. Tariq ibn Shihab reported: Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, we were a disgraceful people and Allah honoured us with Islam. If we seek honour from anything besides that with which Allah honoured us, Allah will disgrace us.” Source: al-Mustadrak ‘alá al-Ṣaḥīḥayn 207 Indeed, Judgment belongs to Allah Almighty alone. As a person of reason, you must agree that “sugar-coating people's attitudes and actions” is as bad as vilifying, maligning, bad-mouthing under the influence of ‘sectarian compulsions.
  9. Well, you are just exposing your inherent prejudice. Real history states otherwise. Only if you were to read history with open mind.
  10. ^ I hope that you re-read my post again – this time a bit slower. Try to understand what I have written and don’t jump the gun to post in haste. Just to let you know that I have read a lot about Hz. Ali ibn Abu Talib (may Allah be pleased with him). I have one son and have named him Ali. My friends call me ‘Abu Ali’. That’s exactly what I said: “Man of means” means Wealthy person – a very rich man. And I had said: Not at all. I remember Battle of Badr, Battle of Uhud, Battle of Khandaq and Battle of Khaybar and the famous saying of the Blessed Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) “I will give the banner to a man who loves Allah and His Messenger or whom Allah and His Messenger love.” Read the whole hadith (quite long) https://sunnah.com/muslim:1807a Now that we have established that Hz. Ali ibn Abu Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) was not a man of means, could you tell us who were the ones Who spent their wealth in Cause of Allah before the conquest of Makkah? And why do you not spend in the cause of Allah while to Allah belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth? Not equal among you are those who spent before the conquest [of Makkah] and fought [and those who did so after it]. Those are greater in degree than they who spent afterwards and fought. But to “ALL” Allah has promised the best [reward]. And Allah, with what you do, is Acquainted. quran 57:10
  11. Wa 'alaykum salaam - To be fair, credit should where it is due. And nothing should cloud one’s judgment. Before the conquest of Makkah, Hz. Ali ibn Abu Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) with all his great qualities was not known as a man of means and led a frugal life by choice. There no records showing that funded or contributed financially any missions/expeditions. In fighting yes, he was matchless.
  12. ^ Let’s see how you put your own ’spin’ on interpreting this verse to satisfy your underlying desire. It would have better for you to have done a little bit of effort to find out when and why Surah Al-Munafiqun was revealed before posting here. Or it must have been impulsive reaction to refer to Surah Al-Munafiqun here. Allow me to inform you: This Surah was sent down either during the Prophet's return journey from his campaign against Bani Al-Mustaliq, or immediately after his arrival back at Madinah in Sh'aban A.H. 6. Read in detail tafseer of Surah Al-Munafiqun https://www.alim.org/quran/introductions/malik/surah/63/ To be fair - Tafseer of Surah Al-Munafiqun from Shia sources https://en.wikishia.net/view/Sura_al-Munafiqun https://www.al-islam.org/enlightening-commentary-light-holy-quran-vol-18/surah-al-munafiqun-chapter-63 Sorry, nothing to do with what you were trying to insidiously imply!!
  13. Alhmadulilah, by the Grace and blessings of Allah Almighty I’m not speaking from personal experience as I have exceptionally wonderful wife. But I have seen my two good friends ‘suffer’ messy divorces from close quarters. Going through divorce is very stressful experience second only to death someone very close. Stress Scale - the top 10 most stressful life events: https://vitaliscounseling.com/2018/07/19/top-10-stressful-life-events/ So, you will be going through experiencing Stress, depression, anger, guilt – maybe blaming yourself even though you know you did no wrong, low self-esteem, social embarrassment from relatives and friends, loneliness etc These are normal feelings for everyone. With positive attitude you can shorten this experience and with negative attitude you will prolong this and carry it with for considerable time. As sister Notme had advised you – “This too Shall pass” – let this be your mantra for some time. And of course, the Blessed Qur’an promises us: And, behold, with every hardship comes ease verse 5 Surah Inshirah Meanwhile, try to keep yourself busy. Try or force yourself to be more social. Attend lectures at your local mosque and volunteer for any social work or other activities within your community. Be more ‘visible’. Have a positive attitude about life. Smile more often – “When you smile, others smile with you. When you cry, you cry alone.” Within six months’ time let the others around you who matter, that you are ready for marriage. Forget the experience you had now. Don’t carry it on you as a baggage – let it go! It takes two sensible people to make marriage work, and one ‘difficult one’ to ruin it. May Allah Almighty accept your prayers and all those praying for you to get over this phase in your life. In Sha Allah, within six months you will come here and give everyone the good news. May Allah Almighty make it so.
  14. Just a quick response on this. Your Noble Imams (may Allah be pleased with them), whom you are obliged to follow obediently, they didn’t find any “unpleasant association and certain emotions with using these names.” It is NOT just some cultures but all Shia follow their Scholars rather than their Noble Imams. Mullah Majlisi under the direction of Safavids initiated this practice to disassociate from using these names. The rest I’ll respond to when and if get the time.
  15. Read verse 100 of Surah at-Taubah again. Now, show us where is the condition that you are talking about? As for the foremost—the first of the Emigrants and the Helpers—and those who follow them in goodness, Allah is pleased with them and they are pleased with Him. And He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow, to stay there for ever and ever. That is the ultimate triumph. Verse 100 Surah Taubah Allah is pleased with them – No condition mentioned and they are pleased with Him – No condition mentioned And He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow, – No condition mentioned to stay there for ever and ever – No condition mentioned That is the ultimate triumph – No condition mentioned Allah Almighty doesn’t flip flop in His Decision-making! He in Omnipresent. He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow, to stay there for ever and ever!!!!! Allah Almighty has foretold that in the end these Noble people will have very happy ending! – They will definitely enter the Gardens under which rivers flow - to stay there for ever and ever!!!!!! Such has been the course of Allah that has indeed run before, and you shall not find a change in Allah's course Verse 23 Surah al-Fath So, your understanding of the verse is faulty due to your sectarian bias, nothing else. I agree with you that Hz. Ali ibn Abu Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) did not hate his predecessors Khalifs (may Allah be be pleased with them) and had very good relations with them. The problem lies in Shia literature which is advocating the notion that Hz. Ali ibn Abu Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) harboured bitter resentment towards his predecessors Khalifs (may Allah be be pleased with them). Just have look Dua Saname Quraish at this link https://www.duas.org/pdfs/Sanamequraish.pdf This dua which is attributed to Hz. Ali ibn Abu Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) is full of serious charges. And have a look at Sermon 3 Nahjul Balagha – shows his anguish and bitterness. Sermon 3 Nahjul Balagha (Popularly known as Sermon of ash-Shiqshiqiyah https://www.al-islam.org/nahjul-balagha-part-1-sermons/sermon-3-allah-son-abu-quhafah So, if these names were good enough for his children [Hz. Hassan, Hz. Hussein and Hz. Ali ibn Husayn (may Allah be pleased them) used the same names for their children] what is stopping present-day Shias using the same names? Or are you trying to prove something which these Noble people didn’t know? Care to share with us what was this bigger purpose for such a great sacrifice? This is a people that have passed away; they shall have what they earned and you shall have what you earn, and you shall not be called upon to answer for what they did. Quran verse134 Surah Al-Baqarah And those who came after them say: Our Lord, forgive us and [forgive] our brethren who preceded us in faith. And do not put in our hearts rancour towards the Believers. Our Lord, You are Most Kind, Most Merciful.” Quran verse10 Surah al-Hashr I hope you follow the above ayahs from the blessed Qur’an A narration maybe a narration. History maybe history but each will have various versions. Every party will want to push their own narrative, others may have different views on the same story (or person) making it look different, others might want to make themselves look good to just want to justify their actions and at the same time make their opponents look bad, cruel and unworthy people. You will definitely have Sunni version and Shia version of same history, each upholding their version as absolute truth. It’s when sincere person sits down and does proper research one will arrive at the truth.
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