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  1. Assalamualaikum, I have a question about background music being used in various Islamic videos I’ve seen on YouTube. I know both sunni and shia channels are doing this, however I have seen it occur on a lot more videos made by shia’s (particularly Ahlulbayt TV) which host many respected speakers I.e Moustafa Qazwini etc. My question is, do shia believe this use of music is permissible? (I am referring to musical instruments such as piano, violin etc being used in the background). I am aware that this may allow the video to be more emotional and allow the message to touch the viewer
  2. Okay but then in that case, this verse cannot be used as an evidence to prove imamah because it might be referring to one of the other meanings.
  3. Assalamualaikum, I hope you and your loved ones are all well and keeping safe during these difficult times. I have posted some questions before and I apologise if you keep seeing my name with new questions but I don't know many Shias to ask and I feel this is a good place to ask my many questions. I am aware that the Shia school of thought believe that the imams are higher than the prophets. I have heard the explanation as to why and respect the reasons and evidence given. However, a verse that is often brought up is this verse below about Ibrahim (عليه السلام) becoming and I
  4. Assalamualaikum again, I hope you are all well and staying safe inshallah. I have another verse which I came across and wanted to ask what your opinion on this is? They worship besides Allah others who can neither harm nor benefit them, and say, “These are our intercessors with Allah.” Ask ˹them, O Prophet˺, “Are you informing Allah of something He does not know in the heavens or the earth? Glorified and Exalted is He above what they associate ˹with Him˺!” (Quran 10:18) From what I understand from this is that even the idol worshipping Arabs tried to justify their idolatry by
  5. Assalamualaikum brothers and sisters. I have another question and I’ll be honest it bothered me a lot when I heard this. I wasn’t aware that there are paths in Islam who believe this, but maybe there is a reasonable explanation that I’m not aware of. I’ve heard that shia’s believe that it is haraam for a person born from zina to lead the Salah. Is this true? And why? I apologise and don’t mean to be so blunt with the question but it just sounds very unfair and unlike something Allah would make as a ruling. I can’t imagine Rasoolallah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) or the Ahlulbayt (عليه
  6. Yes but by looking at both verses they both use the same key words of “rijz”and “tahira”. We all agree that 8:11 is not referring to infallibility. No Sunni will ever claim that those Sahabas in that verse are infallible. We understand that it’s referring to a different kind of purity specific to the time and context. So where do you get the understanding that 33:33 is referring to a permanent infallibility? Why can it not be the same concept as verse 8:11 since both verses use the same key words.
  7. Sorry in my previous post I said that we all agree the verse 8:11 is referring to infallibility. I mean to say that we agree it’s NOT referring to infallibility ***
  8. That was exactly my point brother. As a Sunni I will never claim that any of the companions were infallible and all knowing (audhubillah) even after reading this verse as I know this verse does not mean that they are infallible. So my point is that in this verse we can all accept that its referring to infallibility but it’s referring to purity in a different sense and specific to the time (I assume battle of badr as I’ve seen a few brothers mentioning it). So why for verse 33:33 do you take the understanding that it’s referring to a permanent infallibility - despite the fact that th
  9. Sorry I meant 8:11... not 11:8! Please ignore my typing error. Jazakallah
  10. Yes I also had this question, I hope someone can answer this. In surah anfal verse 11 it states: “˹Remember˺ when He caused drowsiness to overcome you, giving you serenity.1 And He sent down rain from the sky to purify you, free you from Satan’s whispers, strengthen your hearts, and make ˹your˺ steps firm.” If you look at the actual verse in Arabic, the word ‘tahirakum’ and ‘RIJZ ashaytaan’ are used, so wouldn’t this also argue that they are pure from shaytaan? Some of the shia scholars and my friends even have tried to use the word ‘rijz’ in 33:33 to prove the infallibility of the A
  11. I understand and of course I never want to accuse someone of shirk without seeing what's in his heart. BUT, don't you agree that it can be very misleading for many non Shias who will think that you are talking to Ali (عليه السلام) or whomever directly? Also, many laymen Shia (those with little knowledge) will think that it is okay to believe that we can receive help directly from these human beings because they see their sheikhs and ayatollahs saying this - therefore, causing a domino effect and people will continue to always have this belief. Wouldn't it be better to just say 'Ya Allah f
  12. Jazakallah for sending this brother. But the problem is that the evidence you have is just the opinions of later scholars but I don’t see any explicit Hadith or from the Quran saying I should call upon the prophets or imams. This is not something I want to risk unless it’s crystal clear because of the dangerous of falling into shirk. and also some Hadith might say rasoolallah’s dua helped people but then again, he was present at the time and physically alive. When the companions asked rasoolallah to ask Allah, they asked him to his face when he was physically in front of them to hear
  13. Salaam brothers and sisters, I am a sunni who is very interested in Shia Islam. Some things are making sense and opening my eyes however, I am stuck and even after many many conversations with my Shia friends, I still am not able to be convinced with the permissibility of calling onto the prophets and imams for help. i.e. 'Ya Ali', 'ya Fatima help me', 'ya Muhammad help me', 'Ya imam rescue me' etc.. I just don't feel safe and at peace calling onto anyone but Allah. Is Allah not enough for us? Many times in the Quran it says only call to Allah. He is closer than your jugular vein. In Fatiha 'y
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