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  1. Salam, Not sure why you drew that conclusion. I didn’t say to pray to the Imam (عليه السلام). And certainly you can talk to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). But one of the roles of the Imam (عليه السلام) is to act as the mediator between ourselves and Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) because of his elevated status. The Imam (عليه السلام) has been appointed as our master, whom we can talk to and ask for intercession in times of need. This is a fundamental of the Shi’a faith… not sure if you’ve read Du’aa Tawassul in your time.
  2. I offer sincere concern for your distress, and pray your burden is alleviated. The answer to the question of "Why would God put me through this?" lies within yourself, but will require deep reflection in order to extract true meaning. I am not suggesting you've done something evil that warrants punishment; in fact, it may be the complete opposite. Write down your traumas, so you can actively work through them and rationalise them rather than simply despair. If you are truly seeking to understand, you will understand. This reply truly comes from a place of experience and deep contemplation. It is easy to tell someone "God tests those He loves" and of course we only have to look towards the Prophets (عليه السلام) and the Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) to see how this is actualised. But to truly believe this, you have to witness the wisdom behind it, which will only come from dealing with and accepting the challenges you have faced, however unbearable. Then, you will come to the miraculous realisation that "God does not burden a soul with more than it can bear", and by that point, your soul will be more than able to bear it. The first step is to confront your trauma and seek to understand. Maybe you need to talk to someone to help you do this (highly recommend a psychologist if you have no one you can trust). Do NOT disclose your trauma to someone who could potentially use it against you or make you feel even worse. Honestly, try talking to Imam Mahdi (عجّل الله تعالى فرجه الشريف); he is always listening. Even if you initially feel your heart is sealed, at least pretend, because the effort in itself will open doorways InshaAllah. Don't despair. God is good. God bless.
  3. Salam, Beautiful tradition from Imam Ali (عليه السلام) which informs us of Allah ((سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى))'s simultaneous mercy and justice. God is not a puppet master up in heaven. I feel our modern reference points for leaders (tyrants) can sometimes cloud our understanding of how Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) operates. Without an apparent Imam (عليه السلام), it really is impossible to understand the level of mercy and wisdom which governs creation. May we all witness it very soon, InshaAllah. Source: Al-Kafi (found via this link: https://www.holybooks.com/wp-content/uploads/Al-Kafi.pdf) H 397, Ch. 31, h 1 Ali ibn Muhammad has narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad and Ishaq ibn Muhammad and others, in a marfu‘ manner, who have said the following. "Once in Kufa, after Amirul Mu’minin’s return from Siffin, a man came to him and sat with his legs folded underneath in front of the Imam ((عليه السلام).) and said, "O Amirul Mu’minin, tell us about our journey against the people of Sham (Syria). Was it because of Allah’s decree and determination or not?" Amir al-Mu’minin said, "Yes, O Shaykh, every hill that you climbed and every valley that you traversed was because of the decree and the determination of Allah." The Shaykh then said, "Will my tiring efforts be counted in the sight of Allah, O Amir al-Mu’minin?" The Imam said, "Be patient, O Shaykh. I swear to Allah that He will grant you a great reward for your journey wherever you traveled, for your stay wherever you rested and for your return when you were headed back. In none of these conditions that you went through you were coerced or compelled." The Shaykh then said, "How would we not be considered compelled or coerced when all of our journey, rest and return were because if the decree and determination of Allah?" The Imam said, "Do You think it was all due to unavoidable decree and binding determination? Had it been so all the reward, punishment, commandments, orders and warnings from Allah would remain invalid and meaningless. The promise and warnings would fall apart. No one could blame the sinners and no one would praise the people of good deeds. The sinners could have been more deserving than the people of good deeds and the latter ones could have deserved more punishment. Such can only be the belief of the idol worshippers, the enemies of the Beneficent and of the party of Satan and determinist of this nation (Ummah) and her Zoroastrians. "Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High, has obligated people on the basis of their freedom and choice and has prohibited as a warning. He rewards a great deal for very little of deeds. Disobedience to Him is not due to His weakness or His defeat. Obedience to Him is not for compulsion and coercion. He has not given (the power to people) in the absolute sense. He has not created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them without a purpose. He has not sent the messengers and the prophets to warn and promise people just to play a joke. Such could only be the belief of the unbelievers. Woe is for the unbelievers to suffer in the fire." The Shaykh then recited the following lines that he compose at the spot. You are the Imam for whose obedience we do hope for Salvation a day from the Beneficent, and forgiveness Explain you did our issue that was vague May your Lord reward the good with good. What I synthesised is that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has not designed free will in some underhanded way, where He overrides it whenever He pleases just for the sake of it. It is free will and nothing less.
  4. I really hate that this is my first official post on this site. That is some dangerous advice to be propagating to a child, especially when you have not backed it up with evidence. The effects on fertility in humans are UNKNOWN. The only evidence they have is in rats, and anyone with basic knowledge of science knows that animal models are just models, ALWAYS considered a limitation within studies. https://www.tga.gov.au/sites/default/files/covid-19-vaccine-pfizer-australia-comirnaty-bnt162b2-mrna-pi.pdf [“Note: Review pg 8 for information on fertility”] Furthermore, pericarditis and myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) are occurring disproportionately within YOUNG MALES in particular. This is not a joke or something that simply washes over. Once your heart is damaged, your risk of further cardiac complications increases drastically, IF you survive the initial phase. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2021-08-30/03-COVID-Su-508.pdf Anecdotally, I know of a doctor who has witnessed 270 cases of perimyocarditis in his patients since the vaccine roll out in Aus (which has only really been serious for about 3 months now). Those numbers are astonishing. Even 2 adverse events of that caliber, within that period of time, should set off alarms. The JCVI in the UK (scientists who advise on the administration of vaccines) have concluded that vaccination of 12-15 year olds poses a risk which OUTWEIGHS the risk of COVID. Any benefit is marginal. If the UK Chief Medical Officers and MPs have gone against this, it really just supports the claim that this roll out is not about health. https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/society/2021/aug/07/jcvi-largely-opposed-to-covid-vaccination-for-children-under-16 I’m sorry, but I could not keep silent on this one. And since ‘credentials’ supersede logic these days, I’ll just make the disclaimer that I’m on the verge of graduating a 4 year healthcare degree with an entry score of 99. It is NOT ok to be advising CHILDREN to perform invasive medical procedures on a public forum. Please have respect for the truth and think about the potential repercussions of what you propagate to young minds. To the young boy, firstly do not seek medical advice from the internet. And please consult your PARENTS before allowing any medical procedures to be performed on you. Salam
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