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  1. There is no doubt that God can make forget anyone anything. However, in case of Prophet or Imam, God wouldn't make them to forget anything in daily activities because this will make infallibility doubtful which is promised in ayat tatheer.
  2. Aqa Mehdi pooya says following in the commentary: [Pooya/Ali Commentary 87:6] Refer to the commentary of Baqarah: 2; Zumar: 23 and Dahr: 23 for the gradual revelation of the Quran. As man makes gradual progress for going into light from darkness, so the Quran was recited by the Holy Prophet as and when commanded by Allah so that the people might remember each commandment and apply it in their day to day life and grow steadily in spiritual development. La tansa implies divine protection from forgetfulness. While living among people, though the verses of the Quran were revealed to him only once, the Holy Prophet always remembered them in verbatim. Aqa Mahdi Puya says: Any tradition which narrates that the Holy Prophet did not remember the verses of the Quran or some parts of the prayers must be treated as spurious in the light of this verse. Refer to the commentary of Baqarah: 78; Mumin: 55, Muhammad: 15 and 19 and Fat-h: 2 to know the reasons for attributing ordinary human frailties to the Holy Prophet. If it was possible that he could forget any of his duties, the people would not have been commanded by Allah to follow and obey him. The Holy Prophet is protected from forgetting his duties. It is said in verse 108 of Hud that those who will be blessed shall abide in paradise so long as the heavens and the earth survive except if Allah wills otherwise. Although Allah has the power to do what He wills but the exception mentioned may not be willed as His grace once willed will not be reversed in the life of hereafter. The exception in these verses is similar to the exception mentioned in the above noted verse.
  3. This is a social site attended by general public and it's not known whether there are certain well-educated scholars here or not. The position maintained by shias on all issues is also the position of great ulemas and the position of ulemas is based on their research. If a layman like myself cannot provide you reference of an event, it's not necessary that a scholar will also fail to provide you that as well. Secondly, the thread asks that after the repentance of Hazrat Ayesha, is there any Hadith by our imams which proves otherwise in our maktab. The answer of that is according to our maktab, there is no Hadith which says Hazrat Ayesha repented and nor there is any Hadith by any of our Imam who may have acknowledged and praised her such repentence. Thus, we form an opinion regarding her based on her own doings available in our sources which is not praiseworthy.
  4. It may also be said that we do not have any Hadith mentioning repentence of Hazrat Ayesha and no any Hadith is mentioned in which any of our Imam may have acknowledged and praised her such repentence in our maktab. In which case, her position is still suspicious and we still regard her as not good. Now, if we are to take account of her repentance as true from sunni sources we also have to take other sources true as well which nullify her such act of repentance as there are plenty of Hadith which manifest her enmity towards Ahlebait as true.
  5. @Ashvazdanghe please read the post and help the brother, if you can.
  6. You might have been confused when you could not behave as you desire now. Even if you apologize to her, no one can guarantee that she will mend her ways. Allah (عزّ وجلّ) is most merciful, if you have asked for forgiveness, He (عزّ وجلّ) will not deny it to you. I think that even if you had dealt with her perfectly, she would have left Islam at some point knowing the sin which she is doing is unacceptable. You can try now, but chances are it will not bring any satisfactory results. And, I suggest you if she is prone to haram thing which Islam forbids, you should not keep her friend forever for it may not affect your life.
  7. Brother, I asked an scholar and he told me book of Al-kafi by a mohaqiq who compiled sahih Ahadith of the book but I forgot the name of the book. You can ask any reputable scholar and they will tell you a book which contains sahih Ahadith of al-kafi. I learned that there are more than 6000 reliable Hadith and 9000 are daif in al-kafi. That much Ahadith are not a small number. This is just a guess. There is alot of evidence which says that in past circumstances were not as peaceful as today and some books were lost due to those circumstances. As already explained, Imam was under occultation and it was not easy for anyone to contact Imam as governments were anti-Shia. I am sorry to say but Ignoring such a fact is a folly.
  8. They were solving people's problem but it was not that they were frequently visiting people otherwise what is significance of occultation. It wasn't like that they were free to move anywhere everyday. Even today, those who had relations with politically influential Marajas are limited in their movements so what do you think would be the case with deputies. Well, there is history as to how shias safeguarded their books that's why we have some of those books. Well bro, I already told you what the scholars think about admissibility of Ahadith that has weak or unreliable narrator in it. That's not my view. Well, I think there is not a single book of Allama Majlisi on al-kafi, there are many other books which tell many sahih Ahadith of al-kafi some of which are recently published. So, if you are looking for sahih Ahadith, you can buy them as well. Is this the view of scribe himself? Or it's you view? if I believe what you are saying is true and that we did not lose any book during difficult days, we can say that we have all the necessary books and therefore why should we worry that al-kafi has less number of Sahih Ahadith.
  9. There is example of Hazrat Younus (عليه السلام) who was kept hidden in the belly of fish from his ummah till an appointed time so that his ummah may understand his significance. So, when his ummah realized, he was made known to his ummah and he lived a happy life afterwards guiding people. It was not that he didn't want to do his duty, but Allah (عزّ وجلّ) wanted for him honor so that his teachings may be adhered and not that it be rejected. Occultation for us bears same significance.
  10. Since they were known to meet Imam, it might be that they were under heavy surveillance from the governments and that's why Sheikh Kulayni might have choose other ways for collection of Hadith. As for the risk, it was minimal as compared to meeting deputies of Imam. As for the time, he could have extracted more Ahadith by meeting people who were free to move in those kingdoms than getting only few Ahadith or may be no Ahadith from deputies because it might have put him in danger to be identified by governments who would have subject him to any kind of oppression. About Allama Majlisi's categorization of 58% as weak or unreliable, it is necessary to make it clear that researchers declare any Hadith as weak or unreliable on the basis of narrators and not the content. It may happen that a Hadith lacks one person's name in chain of narrators or such person is found as untrustworthy but the content is in agreement with Quran or any other Hadith of infallibles in which case it's content would be admissible. Finally, if 58% of Ahadith are considered weak and unreliable, there is still 42% of the Ahadith left that is huge number. I have two names of the books which have disappeared one is Madina-tul-ilm which contained 12 volumes and another Usool-e-Arbamia. There could be more than these, I once heard or read somewhere that the number of sermons of Imam Ali (عليه السلام) were 400 but only 240 were compiled. There can be more than these which we lost due to some reason.
  11. As far the question why didn't he come out of occultation and resume his duties, it's upon Allah (عزّ وجلّ) to decide like it was upon him to end the stay period of Hazrat Moses (عليه السلام). As far what knowledge he provides us that we can't get from anyone else, I would like to tell you that Imams are vicegerents that remove disputes relating to various fields of science and make the truth clear as reported by past histories and this knowledge cannot be provided by anyone else. However, as we are in occultation period, we are, for now, barred from having such a facility like Bani Israel were barred from the support of Hazrat Mosa (عليه السلام). But, when the occultation ends, we will be blessed with such a blessing.
  12. Why Mosa (عليه السلام) disappeared for 10 more nights from Bani Israel? The reason was that people can be tried so that Allah (عزّ وجلّ) makes it clear who are believers and who are disbelievers. These kind of trials have happened in the past and now we are going through it.
  13. Few Main duties of an Imam are: 1. Expounding Quran and Hadith; 2. Reviving Islamic values in society; 3. Serving as centers of knowledge for their ummah.
  14. There can be different circumstances when repentance is not accepted. I have read in Quran that repentence is not accepted when one sees death approaching. Also, it is narrated that doors of repentance will be closed when sun rises from west but it's unclear what is meant by sun rising from west.
  15. Brother, it's ok if someone asks questions, I am sure that someone might get hint to answer for those questions.
  16. If I am correct, the time of minor occultation begin in 260 A.H and the purpose of occultation was to save Imam Zamana from every kind of threat. That being said, following things can be said about this occultation; 1) Meeting with deputies was not frequent; 2) Communication with Imam was only limited for those matters which couldn't be resolved by any other human; 3) Imam would have met deputies rather than they go and visit Imam so that no one knows whereabouts of Imams. Keeping these things in mind, it would have required lot of time and alot of risk from kulayni to get authentic traditions from Imam. Finally, it is being said that a great pool of shia books were burnt in libraries of Iran during the invasion of Genghis Khan and if this wouldn't have happened today we would more knowledge about Islam. So, it may have happened that there be more books related to Hadith of Imam-e-Zamana which we lost because of those accidents.
  17. About no authentic narration, I am sure, you had not exhausted all resources. There are plenty of books from which Ayotullah's have derived the ruling, it was for this that I shared you Ayotullah Makarem Shirazi's website to ask from them. About why it's obligatory, the reason would most probably be that it's a divine book and not an ordinary book. It demands that reverence be shown to it because of it's higher status just as we dress ourselves in good clothes to meet some celebrity, it is required for us to do wudu before touching words of Quran.
  18. It is not necessary that every law pertaining to shariah be thoroughly explained in Quran, it is for this that we refer to other sources of shariah if we cannot find any explicit answer to our question. The commentary on verse of Surah Waqia in shia maktab says that it's only pure ones who can understand Quran completely implying to 14 infallibles. I am sorry to say brother, I do not have access to Hadiths that deal particularly with this issue. However, I can advise you that if you want one such Hadith, you can send query to the site of Ayotullah Makarem Shirazi as they always respond to such questions to repel any doubts because Ayotullahs certainly have access to much more books than we do. And, also I want to say that if you cannot find any sahih Hadith, it doesn't mean there isn't one rather it may be the case that you have access to limited resources. First of all, I have read that it is only disallowed to touch the words of Quran or script of writing and other than that it is allowed as per Ayotullah sistani. Secondly, every work is done with discipline, when we eat food, we wash hands, in past, people might have disagreed that why it is necessary but today we know it's benefits. Likewise, we may not know benefits of wudu now for reciting Quran, but we will certainly know it's benefit after we die and in Akhirah. Thirdly, wudu is simple, you can forgo mustahbat of wudu and do only wajib acts such as if your feet are already clean instead of going for complete wudu wash hands twice, wash face twice, wash both arms twice and then do masah. It won't take even 5 minutes, may be you will complete in 3 minutes. Finally, as said earlier if you are reading Quran online or not touching the words or listening to it, you do not need wudu. Therefore, these formalties do not keep you away from Quran.
  19. 3Question: What is the stand on giving a non-Muslim the Qur`an for him or her to learn about the Qur`an and our faith if it is Arabic text? Answer: Given the supposition made, if the Quran is not made Najis or disrespected by them, there would be no problem. Besides this, he says that one can listen Quran if he is not in state of purity. https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01296/
  20. Well, history says that tragedy of Karbala was one of the main reasons that led shias to help Abbasids to topple ummayad dynasty.
  21. I view it as it's about belief on prophet (pbuhhp). While Hazrat Abu Bakar was with Prophet but he felt fear despite with Prophet but Imam Ali (عليه السلام) just listened to the words of Prophet and felt confident that he will meet prophet (SAAWW). it's about Iman brother.
  22. What has happened to you brother? Did Allah (عزّ وجلّ) say that Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) is not gifted with 100 percent ilmul gaib? While He (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) knows that human can come around with any weird question. There is only one ilmul gaib that Imams do not know and only Allah (عزّ وجلّ) knows that is What is He (عزّ وجلّ). Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) learnt that event of Karbala would take place as he was told this by prophet (PBUHHP). As far Imam Ali's sacrifice is concerned, Imam Ali (عليه السلام) was told by prophet that when the night passes he should give back his trusts and meet him where masjid Quba is located. So, Imam Ali (عليه السلام) knew that he will survive. These events are told to us by scholars.
  23. Politically, this tragedy was the main reason that encouraged people to launch anti-ummayyad movements which ended in toppling of ummayyad dynasty. Socially and morally, it attracts millions of people every year to respond to the call of Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) and learn about his stand and learn about true islam. It should be noted that this tragedy reforms Muslims at personal level as well and encourages them to bring themselves near to piety. This tragedy has also helped shias to form some kind of organization who now gather around the platform of marjayah for their rights. And, because of this institution, they are now much more actively participating to learn religion. All Imams are equally bold, the only thing which differs are will of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), circumstances and means through which they have to achieve certain objectives. At the time of Imam Hussain (عليه السلام), the most wretched person was ruler over Muslim world who had detemined that either Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) submit to him or else he should spill the blood of Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) at any cost. While those who ruled during our upcoming nine imams had witnessed the effects of tragedy of Karbala, therefore, they kept their evil intentions hidden.
  24. Abu Bakr – ‘Amr b. Sa’d Abu Dawud al-Hafri – Sharik – al-Rakin – al-Qasim b. Hisan – Zayd b. Thabit: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said, “I AM LEAVING BEHIND AMONG YOU the two khalifahs after me: the Book of Allah and my bloodline, my Ahl al-Bayt. Both shall never separate from each other until they meet me at the Lake-Font.” Allamah al-Albani declare It is a sahih hadith. https://www.al-islam.org/khilafah-ali-over-abu-bakr-toyib-olawuyi/preface Hadith The verse "Verily Allah intends to ... (33:33)" was revealed to the Prophet (S) in the house of Umm Salama. Upon that, the Prophet gathered Fatimah, al-Hasan, and al-Husayn, and covered them with a cloak, and he also covered ‘Ali who was behind him. Then the Prophet said: "O’ Allah! These are the Members of my House (Ahlul-Bayt). Keep them away from every impurity and purify them with a perfect purification.”Umm Salama (the wife of Prophet) asked: "Am I also included among them O Apostle of Allah?”the Prophet replied: "You remain in your position and you are toward a good ending." Sunni reference: Sahih al-Tirmidhi, v5, pp 351,663 What you say now?
  25. Firstly, my question is that why was such a huge arrangement of ghadeer was made by prophet (pbuhhp). What your logic says about it? Secondly, Where did you get that this Hadith is chainless about Hasan ibn Sabit? This is not from our books. Tarikh-e-Yaqubi is a historical book and it's not know whether it's shia or sunni. However, I will give you further examples where Hazrat Abu Bakar sought help of Imam Ali (عليه السلام).
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