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Abu Nur

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    Abu Nur reacted to starlight in Umayyad Propaganda about Shi'as   
    What???
    How did they find out? This was such a closely guarded secret.
  2. Completely Agree
    Abu Nur reacted to Al-Hassan in Iraq Protests.   
    There is no conspiracy or a vague pro-baathist splinter cell that initiated these recent protests as some are erroneously claiming.
    I lived and worked in Basra for a year and a half (2017-2018) and have witnessed enough corruption and a poor quality of life to confidently say that these protests are expected to be driven by ordinary people. This isn’t the first time a wave of protests like this occurred. In August 2018, similar demonstrations erupted in Basra, where the protesters had similar demands and eventually burned down the Basra governarate building. Iraqis are simply fed up with the failure of the post-2003 fragile government, to meet the basic needs of the people and reconcile the tensions between corrupted feuding political parties in Baghdad, which all led to a deteriorating economy.
    At the same time, there is also no doubt that external entities (eg. pro-baathists, ISIS ect.) could take advantage of these protests to serve their own agenda, this is expected in any major protest, uprising or revolution. Who remembers the 2011 Bahraini protests, where the peaceful Bahraini protestors called out on the deteriorated quality of live in Bahrain and everyone jumped to accuse them of being Iranians? Similarly, these protestors in Iraq, generally speaking, lack coordination and management from any political/religious entity.  
    Moreover, Iran was quick to jump and accuse these protests as being driven by Israel and US and did not consider that such a hasty judgment could lose them support from Iraqi Shi’as. It’s understandable from Iran’s perspective to be concerned about breaking their ties with Iraq as it does not serve Iranian interests. But in reality, most of these protesters are Shias who go for Ziyarat in Iran and pray next to Iranian visitors in Karbala so it is also not in the interest of most Iraqis for a wall to be built between Iran and Iraq. 
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    Abu Nur got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Direct Discendent of Imam Ali (Ali Hajweri Sufi Saint) Sunni ???   
    Wa Aleikum Salaam,
    Everyone can believe in whatever belief they think is right, that's why we have thousands religions and sects. Nothing surprising. 
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    Abu Nur reacted to Darth Vader in Safe Zone or new Enemy Zone for Turkey ?   
    That is an interesting point. All these lands were part of the Turkish / Ottoman caliphate. Hmm. Perhaps the Arabic word of "occupation" should be looked at by someone. But then again this is a much neglected area of traditions. I heard someone he said that we Shia have close to 17000 hadiths about reappearance. I have read and have access to a few hundred but not in Arabic.
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    Abu Nur got a reaction from hasanhh in Safe Zone or new Enemy Zone for Turkey ?   
    Did they not occupied already in past bunch of lands?
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    Abu Nur got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Safe Zone or new Enemy Zone for Turkey ?   
    Did they not occupied already in past bunch of lands?
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    Abu Nur reacted to eThErEaL in Do atheists have metaphysical/spiritual experiences?   
    This is a VERY interesting question.  What exactly is a “spiritual experience”?  An experience is “spiritual” if one calls it so.   For a truly spiritual man or woman there is nothing spiritual about being spiritual.  This is why the Imams said, “our spirits are our bodies and our bodies are our spirits”.  
    For the typical person a “spiritual experience” is something which is not normal, cannot be understood, and most importantly, is something attributed to something that (or someone who) is revered.  Reverence has a religious undertone and so automatically excludes all secularist atheists.  So to ask a secularist atheist whether they have had a spiritual experience is to ask him if he experienced anything unusual that he cannot understand and which he would attribute to whatever he reveres (which he would say is nothing, since reverence has a specifically religious undertone).  Like thinking about candy, wishing or praying for it, and then seeing candy appear in your hands.  Things like this have happened to people and this is considered a spiritual experience by many people.  Now, the only reason why this is considered spiritual by those who call it spiritual is only because they don’t understand it It and because they attribute it to a symbol in their minds that they happen to revere (namely “God” or “Universe” or “Shiva” or “Allah” or “Jesus” or “Ganesh” or “Imam Hussein” etc etc).  It is said that Bayazid Bastami for example, could “materialize” whatever he would think about.  If he thought about coins then it could appear right in front of him.  This is just an example of what people would consider a spiritual experience.  They would see this example and call it spiritual because it is unusual, and which is something that can be attributed to an object that is revered.  Another example would be to see beauty or light  everywhere.  Again, this is not usual, and which is attributed to something one reveres.  They very word “reverence” automatically excludes all those who consider themselves “atheist secularists” precisely because of its religious undertones.  There is a person on YouTube who is a militant atheist and who was explaining about his NDE (near death experience).  He experience euphoria, bliss, a light in a tunnel et etc... but he didn’t call it spiritual only because he doesn’t consider himself to “revere” anything.  Not only that but he even attempts to explain it scientifically.  So, not only does he claim not to revere anything or anyone but he also doesn’t want to see anything unusual about whatever he experienced by attempting to understand its mechanism.  
    I had an experience once in my art class when I was a teenager.  I remember seeing God everywhere, seeing everything as light and beauty, it was very euphoric.  I am grateful for that, but I also now realize that there is nothing all that spiritual about it.  I used to think it was spiritual but now I understand that all of existence, right here and now is spiritual.  
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    Abu Nur reacted to Ibn Al-Ja'abi in The Dream Women - In my opinion   
    Salams,
    Some important things for me:
    Can reconstruct the asānīd of Tafsīr al-Ayyāshī.
    Has strong opinions about the primacy of existence vs the primacy of essence.
    Has written at least 5 articles about inductive reasoning.
    Has memorized and can tell the etymology of the hapax legomena of the Qur'an.
    Some experience with Canaanite epigraphy.
    A working knowledge of classical Syriac and classical Tibetan. Obviously, though, I'd like her to only speak to our children in Old Arabic, I'll let her choose the variety.
    Can imitate Ciceronian clauses in the Latin.
    Was there for the Nag Hammadi discovery — though ideally my age or younger.
    Has memorized both Aristotle's corpus and the Baal cycle in Greek and Ugaritic respectively, Phoenician will not do for the latter.
    Must be able to write grocery lists in Sumerian, I'm alright with her only knowing 5000 signs.
    Has on foot traveled from Byzantium to Qashghar but should be fine with being a stay-at-home wife.
    Must like camels, big deal breaker for me if she can't identify her wild from her domesticated Bactrians though obviously her preference should be for a good breed of dromedary.
     
    I think it's a reasonable list of expectations.
    Iltimas-e Dua
    Wassalam
  9. Completely Agree
    Abu Nur reacted to Ibn Al-Shahid in Eve is Created from the Rib of Adam   
    The whole "rib from Adam" is a metaphor... not literally from Adam's rib. Arabic uses A LOT of metaphors.
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    Abu Nur reacted to SoRoUsH in Eve is Created from the Rib of Adam   
    Salam, 
    Until now, I always thought that this story was absent in Islam, that it was a Judeo-Christian story. However, I found it in an authentic narration. 
    مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ جَمِيعاً عَنِ ابْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ سَالِمٍ عَنْ بُرَيْدٍ الْعِجْلِيِّ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ ع عَنْ قَوْلِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ وَ هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ مِنَ الْماءِ بَشَراً فَجَعَلَهُ نَسَباً وَ صِهْراً (الفرقان -: 54 -) فَقَالَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَعَالَى خَلَقَ آدَمَ مِنَ الْمَاءِ الْعَذْبِ وَ خَلَقَ زَوْجَتَهُ مِنْ سِنْخِهِ فَبَرَأَهَا مِنْ أَسْفَلِ أَضْلَاعِهِ فَجَرَى بِذَلِكَ الضِّلْعِ سَبَبٌ وَ نَسَبٌ ثُمَّ زَوَّجَهَا إِيَّاهُ فَجَرَى بِسَبَبِ ذَلِكَ بَيْنَهُمَا صِهْرٌ وَ ذَلِكَ قَوْلُهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ نَسَباً وَ صِهْراً (الفرقان -: 54 -) فَالنَّسَبُ يَا أَخَا بَنِي عِجْلٍ مَا كَانَ بِسَبَبِ الرِّجَالِ وَ الصِّهْرُ مَا كَانَ بِسَبَبِ النِّسَاء
     
    Good to know!
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    Abu Nur got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Sahar Tabar: Iranian Instagram star 'arrested for blasphemy'   
    Salaam Aleikum,
    It is better to not  post any picture about her here , anyone can google it.
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    Abu Nur reacted to hasanhh in Is it haram to wear Zulfiqar necklaces?   
    l personally shun any religious imagery, anywhere.
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    Abu Nur got a reaction from Darth Vader in Sahar Tabar: Iranian Instagram star 'arrested for blasphemy'   
    Salaam Aleikum,
    It is better to not  post any picture about her here , anyone can google it.
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    Abu Nur got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in is music (k-pop) haram   
    Ghina is Haram. You need to find a better and halal way to treat your anxiety. 
  15. Completely Agree
    Abu Nur reacted to starlight in Iraq Protests.   
    You shouldn't have cancelled. 
    ISIS comes and goes,governments might change, Ziyarat should stay. If possible for you to still go, do it!! Go.
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    Abu Nur reacted to Sumerian in Iraq Protests.   
    No wonder why they blocked the internet, these videos are crazy. Security forces on machine guns spraying wildly. 
    Is this how a government behaves? And are Iraqis meant to sit down? Which part of the foreign plot conspiracy theory is it mentioned that a government sprays wild fire at protesters?
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    Abu Nur reacted to Ibn al-Hussain in [Closed/Review]Sajda to Other than Allah   
    بَابُ عَدَمِ جَوَازِ السُّجُودِ لِلنَّبِيِّ وَ الْإِمَامِ ع فِي الزِّيَارَةِ وَ لَا غَيْرِهَا
    عَبْدُ الْكَرِيمِ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ طَاوُسٍ فِي فَرْحَةِ الْغَرِيِّ قَالَ: ذَكَرَ حَسَنُ بْنُ حُسَيْنِ بْنِ طَحَّالٍ الْمِقْدَادِيُّ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ زَيْنَ الْعَابِدِينَ ع وَرَدَ إِلَى الْكُوفَةِ وَ دَخَلَ مَسْجِدَهَا وَ بِهِ أَبُو حَمْزَةَ الثُّمَالِيُّ وَ كَانَ مِنْ زُهَّادِ أَهْلِ الْكُوفَةِ- وَ مَشَايِخِهَا فَصَلَّى رَكْعَتَيْنِ وَ ذَكَرَ دُعَاءً إِلَى أَنْ قَالَ فَتَبِعْتُهُ إِلَى مُنَاخِ الْكُوفَةِ فَوَجَدْتُ عَبْداً أَسْوَدَ مَعَهُ نَجِيبٌ وَ نَاقَةٌ فَقُلْتُ يَا أَسْوَدُ مَنِ الرَّجُلُ فَقَالَ أَ وَ تَخْفَى عَلَيْكَ شَمَائِلُهُ هُوَ عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ ع- قَالَ أَبُو حَمْزَةَ فَأَكْبَبْتُ عَلَى قَدَمَيْهِ أُقَبِّلُهُمَا فَرَفَعَ رَأْسِي بِيَدِهِ وَ قَالَ لَا يَا أَبَا حَمْزَةَ- إِنَّمَا يَكُونُ السُّجُودُ لِلَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ فَقُلْتُ يَا ابْنَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ مَا أَقْدَمَكَ إِلَيْنَا قَالَ مَا رَأَيْتَ وَ لَوْ عَلِمَ النَّاسُ مَا فِيهِ مِنَ الْفَضْلِ لَأَتَوْهُ وَ لَوْ حَبْوا
    Chapter on the prohibition of Sujūd for the Prophet and the Imam (a) during Ziyārat or otherwise
    Hadith: ‘Abd al-Karīm b. Aḥmad b. Ṭāūs reports in Farḥat al-Gharī (d. 693 AH) that Ḥasan b. Ḥusayn Ṭaḥḥāl al-Miqdādī (r) mentioned, Zayn al-‘Ābidīn (a) visited Kūfa and entered its Masjid. Abū Ḥamzah al-Thumālī was in there, and he was from the ascetics and seniors of the people of Kūfa. He (the Imam) prayed two units of prayers and recited a supplication until he (Abū Ḥamzah) said: I followed him to the water pool of Kūfa (where camels were lodged) and saw a black slave, and with him was a noble man and a she-camel. I said: “O black man, who is this man?” He replied: "Have his good traits become hidden from you? This is ‘Alī b. al-Ḥusayn (a)." Abū Ḥamzah said: "I bent down towards his two feet to kiss them, but he raised my head with his hand and said, “No O Abā Ḥamzah, prostration is only for Allah (azwj).”" I said: "O son of the Messenger of the Allah, what has brought you here?” He (a) said, “For that which you saw (I.e. praying two units in Masjid Kūfa). If people knew the merits of it, they would have crawled towards it.”
    Source: Wasa'il al-Shi'a, v. 14, pg. 407-408 [http://lib.eshia.ir/11025/14/408]
    باب عدم جواز السجود لغير الله ، وأحكام سجود التلاوة وسجدة الشكر
    Chapter on the prohibition of Sujūd for other than Allah and the rulings of Sujūd of recitation and Sajdah of Shukr
    There are just over 7 traditions in this chapter (source: http://lib.eshia.ir/11025/6/385/). I will translate a couple of them:
    محمّد بن الحسن الصفّار في ( بصائر الدرجات ) : عن أحمد بن موسى ، ( عن الحسن بن موسى الخشّاب ، عن علي بن حسّان ) ، عن عبد الرحمن بن كثير ، عن أبي عبد الله عليه‌السلام قال : كان رسول الله صلى‌الله‌عليه‌وآله يوماً قاعداً في أصحابه إذ مرّ به بعير ، فجاء حتّى ضرب بجرانه الأرض ورغا ، فقال رجل : يا رسول الله ، أسجد لك هذا البعير؟! فنحن أحقّ أن نفعل ، فقال : لا ، بل اسجدوا لله ، ثم قال : لو أمرت أحداً أن يسجد لأحد لأمرت المرأة أن تسجد لزوجها 
    1) From Baṣā’ir al-Darajāt, on the authority of Imām Ṣādiq (a): The Messenger of Allah (p) was sitting one day amongst his companions when a camel walked by. It came forward until it hit the bottom of its neck on the Earth and grunted. A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, the camel prostrates to you? We have more of a right to do so.” He (p) said, “No, rather prostrate to Allah.” Then he (p) said, “Had I commanded anyone to prostrate to someone (else) I would have commanded the wife to prostrate to her husband.”
    From a lengthier tradition detailing a debate between the Prophet (p) and a polytheist where the polytheist says you prostrate to the Ka’ba and we prostrate to the idols which is God’s image so what difference does it make. This report is on the authority of Imam ‘Askari (a). I am not translating the full tradition, but at the end the Prophet (p) says:
     والله عزّ وجلّ حيث أمر بالسجود لآدم لم يأمر بالسجود لصورته التي هي غيره ، فليس لكم أن تقيسوا ذلك عليه ، لأنّكم لا تدرون لعلّه يكره ما تفعلون إذ لم يأمركم به ، ثمّ قال : أرأيتم لو أذن لكم رجل في دخول داره يوماً بعينه ألكم أن تدخلوها بعد ذلك بغير أمره؟ أو لكم أن تدخلوا له داراً أُخرى مثلها بغيرأمره؟ قالوا : لا ، قال : فالله أولى أن لا يتصرّف في ملكه بغير إذنه ، فلم فعلتم؟! ومتى أمركم أن تسجدوا لهذه الصور؟
    2) “And given Allah (azwj) ordered prostration to Ādam, He did not order prostration for his image which is other than Him. Hence, it is not allowed for you to perform an analogy of that to Him, because you do not know, perhaps He detests that which you do if He has not given you permission for it.” Then he (p) said, “Do you not see, if a man were to permit you to enter his house on any given day, does that mean you can enter his house even after that without his permission? Or whether you can enter the house of anyone else like him without their permission?” They replied, “No.” He (p) said, “So Allah is more authoritative for one not to interfere in his property without His permission, so why do you do so? When did He order you to prostrate to these images?”
     
    الفضل بن الحسن الطبرسي في ( مجمع البيان ) في قوله تعالى : ( وَخَرُّوا لَهُ سُجَّداً ) قال : قيل : إنّ إلسجود كان لله شكراً له كما يفعل الصالحون عند تجدد النعم ، والهاء في قوله : ( له ) عائدة إلى الله ، أي سجدوا لله على هذه النعمة ، وتوجهوا في السجود إليه ، كما يقال : صلّى للقبلة ويراد به استقبالها ، وهو المروي عن أبي عبد الله عليه‌السلام
    3) Ṭabrisī in Majma’ al-Bayān regarding the verse [12:100] and they bowed to him in prostration says: It has been said that the prostration was for Allah, thanking him – as the righteous people do at the renewal of their blessings. The pronoun “him” in the verse is referring to Allah. Meaning, they bowed down to Him (Allah) in prostration, for this blessing, and they were essentially facing towards Him. Just like when it is said, “pray to the Qibla” whereas what is meant is “facing towards it”. This is what has been narrated from Abī ‘Abdillah (a).
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    Abu Nur got a reaction from Darth Vader in [Closed/Review]Sajda to Other than Allah   
    A shirk is worshiping anyone beside Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) or associate partners with Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) or depending in others etc. So Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) commanding a creation to do sajda to other is His (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) command and following the command is submitting to Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and submitting to Him is what sajda represent. That's why all Sajda are for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
    See you not that to Allah prostrates whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the Earth, and the sun, the moon, the stars, the mountains, the trees, all living creatures, and many of mankind? (Qur'an 22:18)
    What makes them a worthy to do sajda to them? There is only one worthy to be submitted and it is Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
    Do not prostrate to the sun or to the moon, but prostrate to Him Who created them, if you (really) worship Him.” (Qur'an 41:37)
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    Abu Nur got a reaction from forte in Controversial video from Muharram   
    Disgusting in every sense. Every year tatbir goes more extreme where it should be literally condemn fully. These people have no heart for Imam Hussain (عليه السلام), nor for that sheep/goat or for that poor horse who is panicking and shock.
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    Abu Nur got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Controversial video from Muharram   
    Yes, what about stop and think if the action (even if it is halal) bring better moral conduct, or does it bring any pleasure of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) so yourself and your community can bring good name about Islam. Do you think that if something is Halal means that it is best for our current era to do so?
    This tatbir thing is absolute crazy because it has no limit! No one dare to say that we went too far with it.
  21. Completely Agree
    Abu Nur got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Controversial video from Muharram   
    Disgusting in every sense. Every year tatbir goes more extreme where it should be literally condemn fully. These people have no heart for Imam Hussain (عليه السلام), nor for that sheep/goat or for that poor horse who is panicking and shock.
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    Abu Nur got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in [Closed/Review]Sajda to Other than Allah   
    The one who is worthy for sajda is the Most High (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
    No, Sun and Moon are nothing but symbol of people worshiping a creation alongside of God thinking it will bring them closer to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and doing sajda by express their submission to them, it is an general statement, not meant for just Sun and Moon.
    They said: “We solely worship them in order to be closer to Allah.
    Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) replied to them that if you really want to come closer to me then leave all these things that they associate with Him and worship Him only. That's why in the same verse He said:
    if you (really) worship Him.” (Qur'an 41:37)
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    Abu Nur got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in [Closed/Review]Sajda to Other than Allah   
    Where do you get this conclusion? Who said we can do sajda to our Imams and suddenly it is a worship of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)? How do you derive an law that actually because of these sajda are mentioned in Qur'an they literally mean that we can also do sajda to other people. About the sajda that Yaqub (عليه السلام) did, in this following work I quote:
    "Reliable traditions mention that some people asked Imam ‘Ali al-Naqi how Ya‘qub and his sons prostrated before Yusuf, whereas they were Prophets? Imam replied, “They did not prostrate for Yusuf. They did so as a gesture of thankfulness of Allah and as a mark of respect for Yusuf. The Angels had similarly prostrated before Adam by the command of Allah." https://www.al-Islam.org/hayat-al-qulub-vol-1-allamah-Muhammad-Baqir-al-majlisi/account-yaqub-and-Yusuf
    This is allowed and not shirk, because we are directing to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and give thanks to Him.
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    Abu Nur got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in [Closed/Review]Sajda to Other than Allah   
    A shirk is worshiping anyone beside Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) or associate partners with Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) or depending in others etc. So Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) commanding a creation to do sajda to other is His (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) command and following the command is submitting to Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and submitting to Him is what sajda represent. That's why all Sajda are for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
    See you not that to Allah prostrates whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the Earth, and the sun, the moon, the stars, the mountains, the trees, all living creatures, and many of mankind? (Qur'an 22:18)
    What makes them a worthy to do sajda to them? There is only one worthy to be submitted and it is Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
    Do not prostrate to the sun or to the moon, but prostrate to Him Who created them, if you (really) worship Him.” (Qur'an 41:37)
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    Abu Nur reacted to Mahdavist in Controversial video from Muharram   
    Because Sayed al Shuhada didn't sacrifice himself for blood letting and because no Imam ever performed such an act. 
    Wallahu a'lam 
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