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-Rejector-

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  1. Ukraine issues new ban on Russian language Ahh, so banning the language of your enemy, I see? But hang on, I though this was the war for democracy? Or is it democracy when someone agrees with you, and discrimination when they disagree? Oh, that's it. https://www.rt.com/russia/560957-ukraine-schools-russian-courses/
  2. The picture begs to differ. Putin is the one who is supplying Iran with all its weapons. Were it not for Russia, Iran wouldn't exist. Furthermore, if we follow where these weapons go, we find that they end up in Palestine with Hamas and Islamic Jihad. It's Russian weapons that strengthen the Palestinian resistance. Russia is keeping Palestine alive. Besides, Russia has been helping fight the Americans in Syria for years. It has protected, and is protecting, Muslims from the oppression and violence of the West. So much so that there have been thousands of Syrians begging to fight for Russia in Ukraine. And do you know who Ramzan Kadyrov is? The commander of the Russian Chechen army? He's a Muslim, a commander of Muslims, fighting with Russia against Ukraine. And he loves Putin. So Putin isn't against Muslims, rather he's with us. One only needs to glance at Iran and Syria to see that.
  3. Salam alaikom As long as your repentance is sincere, Allah forgives all sins. Don't lose hope in Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Despair of Allah's mercy is the greatest sin after shirk. قُلْ يَا عِبَادِيَ الَّذِينَ أَسْرَفُوا عَلَىٰ أَنْفُسِهِمْ لَا تَقْنَطُوا مِنْ رَحْمَةِ اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ جَمِيعًا ۚ إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ Say [that Allah declares,] ‘O My servants who have committed excesses against their own souls, do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed Allah will forgive all sins. Indeed, He is the All-forgiving, the All-merciful. [39:53]
  4. Salam alaikom I completely agree with you. The only reason I look at Sunni narrations is to prove them wrong. Otherwise, we have our own hadiths. Kitab al-Kafi, Bihar al-Anwar... Our narrations are enough for us. It's annoying when a Shi'i hears a hadeeth from a Shi'i book, and they ask for the Sunni reference. Like, our religion doesn't need to be proven by others. It's like if Sunnis only accepted narrations from Jews. It doesn't make sense. We need to get this inferiority complex out of us.
  5. I think it was like as you're actually dying. Like when Pharaoh repents as he's drowning in the Red Sea: وَجَاوَزْنَا بِبَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ الْبَحْرَ فَأَتْبَعَهُمْ فِرْعَوْنُ وَجُنُودُهُ بَغْيًا وَعَدْوًا ۖ حَتَّىٰ إِذَا أَدْرَكَهُ الْغَرَقُ قَالَ آمَنْتُ أَنَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا الَّذِي آمَنَتْ بِهِ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ وَأَنَا مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ آلْآنَ وَقَدْ عَصَيْتَ قَبْلُ وَكُنْتَ مِنَ الْمُفْسِدِينَ We carried the Children of Israel across the sea, whereat Pharaoh and his troops pursued them, out of defiance and aggression. When overtaken by drowning, he called out, ‘I believe that there is no god except Him in whom the Children of Israel believe, and I am one of those who submit [to Him]!’ [He was told,] ‘What! Now? When you have been disobedient heretofore and were among the agents of corruption?! [10:90-91]
  6. https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2022/08/13/687283/Russia-warns-US-of-severing-ties-if-it’s-branded-terror-sponsor The irony actually hurts. When the US invades, loots, abuses, and slaughters anyone who doesn't surrender to them, they're not terrorists. In fact, they're fighting the terrorists. But when Russia, after being provoked for 8 years, invades Neo-Nazi Ukraine, the whole world can't stop speaking about it, and Russia becomes a sponsor of terror. What kind of a twisted, backward world to we live in? May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) judge justly between the people.
  7. Far out, man. The tawheed of Ibn Taymiyyah and the Wahhabis is worse than the Christian tawheed. This is why we need the Quran AND Ahlulbayt (a).
  8. I hate Salman Rushdie with a burning passion. I couldn't be happier that this happened. However, I do think that it wasn't ideal. He should have been executed properly after being put on trial or something. I don't know why Ayatollah Khomeini (may Allah bless his soul) issued the fatwa on killing him. The Iranian government has since retracted this fatwa. Another thing which needs to be considered is that Salman Rushdie was taking things from actual hadiths. He wasn't just making it up - he was looking through Wahhabi hadiths and he just put them in a book. It's nothing new that the Wahhabis didn't believe in before. This is why we need Quran AND Ahlulbayt (a). Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) knows best.
  9. Walaikom assalam I haven't heard anything about this, but I could be wrong. Repentance is accepted at any time except when you can see the punishment. After you see the punishment, Allah won't accept your repentance. Or at least that's what I learnt from Sayed Ammar.
  10. Walaikom assalam This isn't how I originally started loving Ahlulbayt (a), it's more how I increased in my love for them. It's still worth a shot though. I just looked at what my interests were: public speaking, learning, and my cat. Then I looked through the lives of Ahlulbayt (a) for things that I could apply in my life. Take public speaking. I've always envied eloquence. I wanted to be eloquent even more after reading the sermons of Ahlulbayt (a), such as Sayyeda Fatima's sermon of Fadak, Imam Zaynol Abideen's sermon and Sayyeda Zaynab's sermons in Shaam. The eloquence of Ahlulbayt (a) inspired me to pursue eloquence myself. Then whenever I notice an improvement in my public speaking, I remember Ahlulbayt (a). Another example would be learning. I have a massive interest in learning, and after reading hadiths about seeking knowledge, this interest just increased. For instance, I really felt passionate about learning after reading hadiths such as this one: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: طلب العلم فريضة على كل مسلم ومسلمة The Messenger of Allah (عليه السلام) said: "Seeking knowledge is obligatory on every Muslim man and Muslim woman." (Source: Biharol Anwar, Volume 67, Page 68) So my way of increasing my love for Ahlulbayt is to look at my interests and see what they had to say about them. This increased my love for my interests and therefore my love for Ahlulbayt (a). Hope this helped. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bless you and your family and grant you Jannat al-Firdaus.
  11. This is where I'm out of my expertise... What I will say is that I think Imam al-Husayn, when he say his options, decided that Kufa would be the best move. And remember that Imam al-Husayn's Ilm al-Ghayb isn't 100%. Allah could have still changed His plans for the Imam without him knowing. Like scholars say that when Imam Ali (عليه السلام) sacrificed himself for the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) on the night of the hijra, he didn't know if he would survive or not. This would take away from the value of the sacrifice. But that's all I'm gonna say; like I mentioned, I'm not an expert. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bless you.
  12. Salam alaikom. Sheikh Mohammad al-Hilli talks about this in his lecture on the hijab. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiOpDc6vLUg He starts discussing the hijab of the women of Aal Mohammad at the timestamp 47:22. (I put a link in the comments section of the video). May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bless you and your family and grant you Jannat al-Firdaus.
  13. Salam alaikom Just imagine for a second if Imam al-Husayn (عليه السلام) pledged allegiance to Yazeed (LA). Imam al-Husayn says a man like himself doesn't pledge allegiance to a man like Yazeed. If he did, good would forever become subject to evil. Yazeed would destroy the religion of Islam. He already drank alcohol and listened to music. Imagine what he could do if he had Imam al-Husayn (عليه السلام) to justify his actions. But rather, we see that when the moazzin said in the palace of Yazeed 'ashhado anna mohammadan rasoolullah', it became clear that the party of Allah had been victorious, and the party of Shaytan had been defeated. Imam al-Husayn didn't lose. As long as the remembrance of his grandfather Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) remains, we see the victory of Husayn (عليه السلام). Even if you look today, there are almost 300 million Shia of Husayn. Every year they come and commemorate the tragedy of Ashura. Look at the shrine of Husayn and that of Abbas. Where is the mausoleum of Husayn and where is the mausoleum of Yazeed? Imam al-Husayn (عليه السلام) may have physically been killed, but his stand saved the religion of Islam.
  14. Salam alaikom This quote from the Commander of the Faithful (عليه السلام) is mentioned by Muhammad Al-Rayshhari (?) in his book Mosu'at [?] al-Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb (ع) in the books, sunnah, and history (Arabic: موسوعة الإمام علي بن أبي طالب (ع) في الكتاب والسنة والتاريخ). The quote in Arabic is: الإمام علي (عليه السلام) - في الحكم المنسوبة إليه -: لا تقسروا أولادكم على آدابكم فإنهم مخلوقون لزمان غير زمانكم Muhammad Al-Rayshhari then mentions the source for this quote as: شرح نهج البلاغة: ٢٠ / ٢٦٧ / ١٠٢ (Sharh Nahjol Balagha) Imam Ali (عليه السلام) had a lot of similarities with the ancient Greek philosophers. I don't find it surprising that Plato also said the same about this issue. May Allah bless you and your family and grant you Jannat al-Firdaus.
  15. Walaikom assalam No, it is not right for sayeds to feel superior to non-sayeds. Hadiths like the one you mentioned point to the fact that it doesn't matter who your ancestors are, all that matters is your faith. Of course, sayeds can make use of being from the progeny of the Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) by becoming scholars/speakers. But if someone's a sayed who has no interest in Islam whatsoever, of course the non-sayed who is religious will be better in the Eyes of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bless you.
  16. Walaikom assalam, Yeah this is a myth spread by extremist Wahhabis and Nasibis. There is no such thing that we turn the lights off and commit such indecent acts. May Allah bless you and guide us all.
  17. When we ask the Imam (عليه السلام) directly, we're still not thinking that 'Imam Ali will give me rizeq' or 'Imam Ali will help me by himself', were thinking 'Imam Ali wil help me through Allah's permission'. But we still say 'Ya Ali Madad' and Imam al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) said that when Shaytan hears someone say 'Ya Mohammad Ya Ali' he starts melting like the melting of lead. The source for Dua Tawassul is Bihar Al-Anwar Volume 99 Pages 247-249. Where Sheikh Al-Sadooq got it from is mentioned in Arabic, which I can't translate, but maybe someone else can: أقول: وجدت في نسخة قديمة من مؤلفات بعض أصحابنا رضي الله عنهم ما هذا لفظه: هذا الدعاء رواه محمد بن بابويه رحمه الله عن الأئمة عليهم السلام وقال: ما دعوت في أمر إلا رأيت سرعة الإجابة وهو If anyone wants the link to Dua Tawassul in Bihar Al-Anwar, here it is (in Arabic): http://shiaonlinelibrary.com/الكتب/1530_بحار-الأنوار-العلامة-المجلسي-ج-٩٩/الصفحة_249#top
  18. Walaikom assalam 1. I'm not 100% sure, but I would say yes. Instead we should say "alayhissalam", "salawatollah wassalamoho alayh", or "alayhissalato wassalam". No. The Imams (a) have ordered ask to ask Imam Ali (عليه السلام) in Dua Tawassol thus: يَا أَبَا ٱلْحَسَنِ يَا أَمِيرَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَا عَلِيُّ بْنَ أَبِي طَالِبٍ يَا حُجَّةَ ٱللَّهِ عَلَىٰ خَلْقِهِ يَا سَيِّدَنَا وَمَوْلاَنَا إِنَّا تَوَجَّهْنَا وَٱسْتَشْفَعْنَا وَتَوَسَّلْنَا بِكَ إِلَىٰ اللّهِ وَقَدَّمْنَاكَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ حَاجَاتِنَا يَا وَجِيهاً عِنْدَ ٱللَّهِ إِشْفَعْ لَنَا عِنْدَ ٱللَّهِ O Abu’l-Hasan! O commander of the Believers! O Ali Ibn Abi Taleb! O Allah’s Argument against His creatures! O our master and chief! We are turning our faces toward you, seeking your intercession and your advocacy for us before Allah; and we are presenting you [as our intermediary] for the settlement of our needs. O well-esteemed with Allah, intercede for us before Allah. (Dua Tawassol) https://www.duas.org/tawassul.htm Yes. This is ghuluww and this is shirk. If your intention is prostrating towards the Imam (عليه السلام), then yes, that's shirk. But if your intention is prostrating to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), then that's fine. Sorry my answers were very brief, I didn't have much time. Hope this helped. May Allah bless you and your family and grant you Jannat al-Ferdaus.
  19. Salam alaikom Hamdullah I found a list of lectures this Muharram. Here's the link: https://shia-lectures.com/ May Allah bless you all and grant you all Jannat al-Firdaus.
  20. Salam alaikom For those of you who haven't watched Sayed Ammar's latest majles and want to, here's the link: What did you guys think about it? It's a pretty controversial topic to tackle. I'm surprised the Sayed chose a topic so disuniting. But nevertheless, it was a good majles, the Sayed seemed pretty neutral about it, neither extreme one way nor the other. I like how he went into the history of Shi'ism in the UK and started off with the first majalis to be taking place. He went into a bit of detail about the Shirazis and the Iranian religious authorities such as Ayatollah Khomeini (r) and Ayatollah Khamenei (h). But he didn't show open support for one side or the other. And I'm surprised he didn't go into more detail about Sheikh Yasser Al-Habib and those at the Rafida+ channel. Nevertheless, it was a good majles. What did you think?
  21. Salamualaikom For anyone who's interested, here's Sayed Saleh Al-Qazwini's schedule and topics for the blessed first eleven nights of Muharram: Night 1: The Legitimacy of Mourning Hussayn Night 2: Does Religion Dictate Morality Night 3: Finding God in Space Night 4: Can boredom be a Good Thing? Night 5: The Significance of Salawat Night 6: Are We Desensitized to Sin? Night 7: What Breaks a Marriage? Night 8: The Many Faces of Addiction Night 9: Is God in Need of my Prayer? Night 10: Am I a True Shia? Day 10: The Tragedy of Karbala Night 11: A Night of Sorrow | 21:00 EDT | 02:00 LDN | 04:00 KRB | 11:00 AEST | May Allah bless you all and grant you Jannat al-Firdaus.
  22. Walaikom assalam The prostration to Adam (عليه السلام) wasn't because he was a man, it was because he was the first Prophet of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). We know that women cannot be prophets, (at least according to the vast majority of scholars' opinions), and so Hawwa was not a prophet. This is why she wasn't the same status as Adam, not because she was a woman and he was a man. This is not true. Yes,women must obey their husbands, but not all men. And women were not created to serve men. All humans were created for one purpose; to worship Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). The reason for this is that because men are created with more of a nature to lead, it means that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) also had to ensure that they would be properly followed. There's no point in Allah creating men with the ability to lead, and then not telling women to obey their husbands. No, this is not true either. Imagine if Allah said "Okay, women, if your husbands want water, you get them water, if they want meat for dinner, you make them meat, if they want you to put up with insults, you have to let them insult you...." this would be insane. I couldn't find where Ayatollah Sistani said that, but I'd believe he said it. Yes, and Sayyeda Fatima (sa) was greater than all the prophets as well, except Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). The Prophet said that Abu Zarr (رضي الله عنه) is at the same level of asceticism and worship as Prophet Jesus (عليه السلام). (Sources: Al-Ghadeer, Chapter 8, Page 314; Kanzul Ummal, 6:169, - Sunni Source: Usd Al-Ghabah 5:186)) If Abu Zarr could reach this level, I'm sure many others such as Sayyeda Zaynab (sa) and Sayyeda Khadija (sa) could also do the same. Maybe one of the reasons was that the Arabs of that time (and probably still today) would not listen to a woman, and if they heard a story about a woman in the Quran, they would probably laugh. Therefore, the Quran gave examples of people like Prophet Musa (عليه السلام) and Prophet Ibrahim (عليه السلام) who the Arabs already knew. In Arabic, I'm sure you know, the masculine is the default, and it can address males and females. So when the Quran speaks in the masculine, it's talking to males and females, but if it were to speak in feminine, it would only be talking to females. Sayed Ammar Nakshawani has a great lecture on this topic, and he can explain it much better than I can. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4-ER1OztAY&t Like you mentioned, marriage is extremely highly recommended. The Prophet said that marriage is from his sunnah. However, it isn't wajib. The only situation that it is wajib in is if, by not getting married, the person would commit sins (such as seeking sexual pleasure by other means, committing adultery, watching haram videos, etc). If you are/anyone else is interested in this topic, I would highly recommend this series by Sayed Mahdi Modarresi about marriage and family values: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrNvMNL_PXY&list=PLuq6JMEktvIkCv7HvIPCRoMOdYOyHsDET Hope this answer helped. May Allah bless you and grant you Jannat al-Firdaus.
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  24. Latest Indices: 2021 “I went to the West and saw Islam, but no Muslims;I got back to the East and saw Muslims, but no Islam.”(Mohammad Abduh) What do you guys think about this? According to this, New Zealand is more Islamic than all the Muslim countries! And Chad, Sudan, and Syria are last on the list!
  25. Nasrallah: No Israeli target out of reach of Hezbollah missiles "Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says the resistance movement's precision missiles can hit any Israeli target at sea or on land. " I love this man, may Allah bless him.
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