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Abu Nur

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    Abu Nur got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in [Closed/Review]Few things I do not agree with Shia’s   
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    Abu Nur reacted to Flying_Eagle in It's haram to be friends with non Muslims?   
    Can fire and water be in one vessel ?
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    Abu Nur reacted to Andaluso24 in It's haram to be friends with non Muslims?   
    "O you who believe! Do not take Jews and Christians as friends. For they are friends of eachother. Whosever amongst you takes them as friends, they are amongst them, God does not guide the wrongdoing community"
    First, we have to understand the historical background of the verse to understand how it can be applied to today's context. Take in mind that in the 7th century AD, religion was associated citizenship (or for example, make an empire whose religion you profess consider you their subjects) and there we no standing armies back then for the most part. If you professed Eastern Orthodoxy, and you lived all the way in Kazakhstan, the Byzantine empire would consider you their subjects and intervene to fight for you if you needed them. Same thing with Islam, as seen in the following verse:
    But those who believed and did not emigrate - for you there is no guardianship of them until they emigrate. And if they seek help of you for the religion, then you must help, except against a people between yourselves and whom is a treaty.
    Allah obliges an Islamic state to aid those professing Islam, even if they were living warring kafir lands and did not migrate to the Islamic state (with is obligatory - for full citizenship, by being ruled according to the way of Allah).
    Second, the translation of the word ولي here as "friends" is too simple. "Wali" is related to موالاة (muwala - loyalty, allegiance, guardianship, protection).
    الله ولي الذين امنوا God is the Guardian of those who believe
    ما لكم من ولايتهم من شيء حتى يهاجروا for you there is no guardianship of them until they emigrate (as in  the verse I provided above)
    إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَهَاجَرُوا وَجَاهَدُوا بِأَمْوَالِهِمْ وَأَنفُسِهِمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَالَّذِينَ آوَوا وَّنَصَرُوا أُولَٰئِكَ بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَاءُ بَعْضٍ Indeed, those who have believed and emigrated and fought with their wealth and lives in the cause of Allah and those who gave shelter and aided - they are allies (awliya') of one another (found in beginning of above verse).
    Second, take in mind that for the most part - standing armies did not exist in the 7th century AD time period (in most places at least). Being a part of a tribal unit means you can get recruited at any time to fight for the cause of the tribe, provided you are a male of age (hence Bani Quraydha massacre). Being a part of larger "tribal-like" unit like a kingdom or empire means you can get recruited at any time to fight for such dominion, provided you are a male of age. Essentially, you may work any job throughout the year (like being a peasant), but you can get called anytime. Thus, any male of age is automatically considered a "soldier" while women and children are automatically considered "civilians".
    Taking the kafireen as "awliya" refers to the impressibility of taking kafirs from a warring nation as "allies" (I.e, expecting them to see the best for you and your interests when in fact "Many of the People of the Scripture wish they could turn you back to disbelief after you have believed, out of envy from themselves [even] after the truth has become clear to them." (Qur'an 1:109). However, not all kafireen you are disallowed from allying with. The Prophet essentially allied with the Aksumite kingdom in Ethiopia to take in Muslim refugees (some of whom only returned just a few years before the Conquest of Mecca). What is the difference between the Aksumites whom the Prophet allied with and the kuffar we are not allowed to ally with? The Aksumites were not a warring nation and showed visible noticeable goodwill to Muslims without wishing that they return to disbelief.
    Third, how does this apply today? At a time where citizens don't necessarily represent their government?
    An Islamic government should not take warring kafir nations as allies, because these warring kafir nations don't wish well for the Islamic government nor its people.
    Hope this helps!
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    Abu Nur got a reaction from Akbar673 in Why are Muslims seemingly democrats?   
    That is what we should do, to keep out from western politics and don't take any side. Both of them will cause corruption because that is what they choose.
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    Abu Nur got a reaction from Diaz in [Closed/Review]Few things I do not agree with Shia’s   
    It is available yes, but good luck to find them and try to derive from them the right answer such that it will not become innovation or lie against Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). There is one particular verses that is very scary to any lay person and even scholars:
    And do not say about what your tongues assert of untruth, "This is lawful and this is unlawful," to invent falsehood about Allah . Indeed, those who invent falsehood about Allah will not succeed. Qur'an 16:116
    We need Scholars who have studied laws of Qur'an and Sunnah many years to give us answers so we will not become among those that will derive what is halal or haram out of ignorance. Specially nowadays everyone seems to think they know everything but in reality they only know little.
    They are very necessary. We need to keep doing our prayers in times and combining the prayers will help to do so. There are so many people missing their salat trying to follow the 5 times of prayer, for them combining would be better so they will do their prayers at time.
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    Abu Nur got a reaction from hasanhh in Why are Muslims seemingly democrats?   
    That is what we should do, to keep out from western politics and don't take any side. Both of them will cause corruption because that is what they choose.
  7. Completely Agree
    Abu Nur reacted to eThErEaL in Concept of Peer o Murshed پیر و مرشد and Be'aet بیعت   
    The concept can be traced to the Prophetic tradition (Sunnah) where the Prophet (S) took the bay’a (accepted allegiance from) from certain companions under a tree.  There is a verse in the Qur'an that refers to this event.  Secondly in Ghadeer e Kum, the companions took allegiance from Imam Ali (عليه السلام) after he was pronounced As the Master over everyone. You will find this practice continued and emphasized in certain of the Tasawwuf traditions of Islam (which is Traditional Islam as far as ai am concerned regardless of whether one is Sunni or Shia).  We all would like to take allegiance with the Prophet (S).  We can take allegiance with the Prophet (S) via the Imams (عليه السلام) and we can take allegiance with the Imams (عليه السلام) through those that best represent them and the Prophet (S).  
    Pledging allegiance is not a light affair.  It is pretty serious.  And no one has the right of forcing anyone to pledge allegiance to him or her.  
     
  8. Completely Agree
    Abu Nur reacted to Darth Vader in [Closed/Review]Few things I do not agree with Shia’s   
    That is a good way to look at it. After all it is proven to be sunnah even from Sunni sources not just ours. Also I know a few retired individuals who have the time and therefore separate obligatory prayers and do other aamaal and nawafil in between especially after maghrib. I admire them but you are also correct my friend.
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    Abu Nur got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in [Closed/Review]Few things I do not agree with Shia’s   
    It is available yes, but good luck to find them and try to derive from them the right answer such that it will not become innovation or lie against Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). There is one particular verses that is very scary to any lay person and even scholars:
    And do not say about what your tongues assert of untruth, "This is lawful and this is unlawful," to invent falsehood about Allah . Indeed, those who invent falsehood about Allah will not succeed. Qur'an 16:116
    We need Scholars who have studied laws of Qur'an and Sunnah many years to give us answers so we will not become among those that will derive what is halal or haram out of ignorance. Specially nowadays everyone seems to think they know everything but in reality they only know little.
    They are very necessary. We need to keep doing our prayers in times and combining the prayers will help to do so. There are so many people missing their salat trying to follow the 5 times of prayer, for them combining would be better so they will do their prayers at time.
  10. Completely Agree
    Abu Nur got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Moroccan Sheikh Goes Crazy [SUBTITLES]   
    That is a pure Fitnah heart.
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    Abu Nur got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Why are Muslims seemingly democrats?   
    That is what we should do, to keep out from western politics and don't take any side. Both of them will cause corruption because that is what they choose.
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    Abu Nur got a reaction from Darth Vader in [Closed/Review]Few things I do not agree with Shia’s   
    It is available yes, but good luck to find them and try to derive from them the right answer such that it will not become innovation or lie against Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). There is one particular verses that is very scary to any lay person and even scholars:
    And do not say about what your tongues assert of untruth, "This is lawful and this is unlawful," to invent falsehood about Allah . Indeed, those who invent falsehood about Allah will not succeed. Qur'an 16:116
    We need Scholars who have studied laws of Qur'an and Sunnah many years to give us answers so we will not become among those that will derive what is halal or haram out of ignorance. Specially nowadays everyone seems to think they know everything but in reality they only know little.
    They are very necessary. We need to keep doing our prayers in times and combining the prayers will help to do so. There are so many people missing their salat trying to follow the 5 times of prayer, for them combining would be better so they will do their prayers at time.
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    Abu Nur got a reaction from Ali~J in Why are Muslims seemingly democrats?   
    That is what we should do, to keep out from western politics and don't take any side. Both of them will cause corruption because that is what they choose.
  14. Completely Agree
    Abu Nur reacted to Revert1963 in A Serious Warning   
    If religion has become an old habit depleted of its meaning, maybe people has to turn away from religion in order to find God again. And I don't think the Jerry Fallwell's and the Zakir Naik's of the world is going to help much. I think those guys turn people away from God much more than the opposite. I think it is the hypocrisy and lack of empathy in people who claim to be religious that turns people away from religion.
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    Abu Nur reacted to Muslim2010 in Prophet Ibrahim ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) in Mecca   
    Wives and sons of Ibrahim and an account of the construction of Ka‘bah
    Correct, or rather, authentic sources quote Imam Ja‘far as-Sadiq that he said:
    Ibrahim settled down in Syria and when Isma‘il was born to Hajra, Sarah was devastated because she was not carrying a fetus from Ibrahim. She began bickering about Hajra, which caused uneasiness to Ibrahim. When he complained to the Almighty, he received a revelation that women were like curved bones, if left alone they can prove beneficial. If one tries to straighten them, they break. Then the Almighty commanded that Hajar be separated from Sarah “Where should I take her?” asked Ibrahim.
    “Towards My sanctuary. The place that I have appointed to be safe for whoever seeks refuge in it. It is that part of land that I created first of all, that is Makkah,” the Almighty Allah said.
    Archangel Gabriel brought the Buraq and Ibrahim, Isma‘il and Hajar mounted it. It left towards Makkah. Whenever they passed by a place favorable for inhabitation; with greenery and pastures, Ibrahim asked Archangel Gabriel if it was their proposed home. Archangel Gabriel replied in the negative and continued to lead them ahead. At last, they reached Makkah. Archangel Gabriel landed them in the Holy Ka‘bah. Ibrahim had promised Sarah that he would not alight from the mount until he returns to her. When Hajar and Isma‘il alighted there was a tree in that house. Hajar spread a board underneath the tree and settled there with her infant son. When Ibrahim was leaving Hajar asked him to whose care he was entrusting them in a place bereft of water and habitation. Where there was no one to help or give company.
    “I am leaving you in the care of One Who has ordered me to leave you here,” so saying Ibrahim departed.
    When Ibrahim reached a mountain in Zitanea, he turned around and looked at Hajar and Isma‘il, and said,
    “O my Lord! I have certainly settled my son in a dry and desolate valley near your exalted house so that he may establish the prayers. So, (I beseech you to) divert the attention of some people towards, they may feel attracted towards them and seek their company. And bestow them with fruits that they may thank you.”
    Saying this he went away and Hajar remained there. When the sun arose and Isma‘il felt thirsty, Hajar become restless. She arose, went the valley between the mountains of Safa and Marwa and cried for help. She lost sight of Isma‘il. Hajar went to Safa and from there she saw a mirage at the Marwa. Thinking it to be water, she went to Marwa. When she reached there, she saw the pilgrims of Ka‘bah walking slowly and some were running too. Again she lost sight of Isma‘il and became restless. She ran back to the spot from where he was visible. Then again, she reached Marwa and saw the mirage at Safa. She ran towards Safa but lost sight of Isma‘il. Again she returned to the spot from where Isma‘il was visible. She continued to run between Safa and Marwa. When she reached Safa for the seventh time, she saw a spring of water gushing out from below the feet of Isma‘il. She rushed to Isma‘il and collected sand around the water to prevent it from spreading. It was for this reason that the spring is named ‘Zamzam” (Stop! Stop!). The tribe of Jurham was camping in the plains of ‘Arafat and Zulmajaz. When water appeared in Makkah and the birds and animals rushed towards it, the tribe of Jurham noted this. They decided to investigate the incidence of water. When they reached the spot, they saw a woman and a child below a tree. “Who are you?” they asked Hajar, “and how did you come here?”
    “I am the mother of the son of Khaleelur Rahman. And this is my son,” replied Hajra. “The Almighty commanded him to leave us here.”
    The people sought her permission to settle nearby. On the third day, Ibrahim traveled the huge distance to check the well-being of Hajar and Isma‘il
    “O friend of Allah! There is a tribe, Jurham, in the neighborhood. Its people desire to settle near us. Do you permit them?”
    Ibrahim gave them permission. They came near and pitched their tents. Hajar and Isma‘il became attached to these people. When Ibrahim visited them the third time he saw a multitude of people surrounding them. He was pleased. When Isma‘il grew up, each member of the Jurham tribe gave him one or two sheep. As a result, he became the owner of a huge flock of sheep. He began to spend a peaceful life until he attained maturity.
    The Almighty ordered Ibrahim and Isma‘il to reconstruct the Holy Ka‘bah. “Where should we construct it,” they asked Allah.
    “On the spot where I had sent the cubicle for Adam,” replied Allah.
    Actually, the cubicle was sent for Adam and fixed in that particular spot. It had illuminated the sanctuary around it. During the deluge of Nuh it was lifted towards heaven. Again the Almighty Allah sent Archangel Gabriel and he drew the times of Ka‘bah for Ibrahim. The foundation of Ka‘bah was also sent from the heaven for Ibrahim and the Black Stone. Actually, it was white as snow but the contact of unbelievers and sinners had rendered it black.
    Thus Ibrahim constructed the Ka‘bah. Isma‘il carried the stones from Ziltawa. When the walls were nine hands high the Almighty informed them of the location of the Black Stone in mountains of Abu Qubays. Ibrahim brought it out and fixed it at the place where it is presently located. He fixed the doors of Ka‘bah. One opening towards east and the other towards west; which is known as Mustejarr. Ibrahim put wooden beams on the top and spread hay upon them. He hung the Chador of Hajar around the cubicle and began to reside in it. Then the Almighty commanded Ibrahim and Isma‘il to dig a well.
    On the 8th of Dhu’l-hijjah, Archangel Gabriel descended and asked Ibrahim to arise and arrange for water because in those days there was no water in the plains of ‘Arafat and Mina. The eighth day is known as Day of Tarwiyah because ‘Tarwiyah’ means offering of water. Then Archangel Gabriel escorted Ibrahim to Mina and they camped for the night. Archangel Gabriel also instructed him in the rituals of Hajj, like Adam had been taught.
    https://www.al-Islam.org/hayat-al-qulub-vol-1-allamah-Muhammad-Baqir-al-majlisi/account-ibrahim-and-his-righteous-sons
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    Abu Nur reacted to Haydar Husayn in Multiverse   
    Do you know for a fact that there are multiple universes? If not, what are you worried about?
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    Abu Nur reacted to Haydar Husayn in Multiverse   
    Not that there would be a problem if there was a multiverse, but as far as I am aware there is no actual evidence for the existence of any other universes. So no need to think about how to reconcile it with the Qur’an just yet.
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    Abu Nur got a reaction from heartoflight in A Serious Warning   
    Salaam Aleikum,
    We are right now living the current time where the Qur'an verse describe it following:
    And let them not be like those who were given the Scripture before, and a long period passed over them, so their hearts hardened; and many of them are defiantly disobedient.
    Now Muslims are turning away from religion in masses. This is the time where our heart have become hard by following our desires and thus turning away from religion. This is the time where most of the people are going to drown and only few of them will hold on the ark of Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام). Be very careful of your duties about Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and don't take them lightly because it is so easy to follow the wicked paths that are all around us. This is the time where people will be leaded with corrupted groups and leaders as a punishment of them disobeying Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
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    Abu Nur reacted to Ashvazdanghe in A Serious Warning   
    helping poor people in an old mosque of Istanbul Turkey
    http://fa.abna24.com/news/اخبار-اروپا/اسکان-نیازمندان-در-مسجد-تاریخی-استانبول-تصاویر_754220.html
    .................
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    Abu Nur reacted to Darth Vader in A Serious Warning   
    I don't believe it is so simple. There is something much deeper at work and few people realize it. It is as if an incremental number of people have lost their faculty of free and creative thought and mental development. No wonder Darwinism is rampant. People want a religion that is according to them and don't mind dodging themselves. Art has died. Cultures have disappeared. Displays of vulgarity in speech especially is rampant. People do not speak for something good, except teachers perhaps. Debates are done for personal satisfaction not for any benefit. Modern cars look ugly. People are rallying behind the worst sort of figures and leaders. Very few fear accountability and sins are done at massive scales. Someone in another thread mentioned Pakistanis generally holding on to their faiths strongly. The situation is that I have never even thought of such rampant and widespread prostitution that goes on here even in schools, colleges and universities. Alcoholism is widespread. Business frauds in everything is as common and expected as the next hour is sure to come. Criminals are glorified. No one is safe from the fallout of the decay. Its insane. And I don't want myself or mine to be a part of any of that. To be very honest sometimes I think the best way would be that the blessed Imam (عليه السلام) reappears or a clearly Godly cause appears where a man can participate and perhaps exit this world before something goes wrong with them too.
  21. My Prayers
    Abu Nur got a reaction from Lion of Shia in A Serious Warning   
    Salaam Aleikum,
    We are right now living the current time where the Qur'an verse describe it following:
    And let them not be like those who were given the Scripture before, and a long period passed over them, so their hearts hardened; and many of them are defiantly disobedient.
    Now Muslims are turning away from religion in masses. This is the time where our heart have become hard by following our desires and thus turning away from religion. This is the time where most of the people are going to drown and only few of them will hold on the ark of Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام). Be very careful of your duties about Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and don't take them lightly because it is so easy to follow the wicked paths that are all around us. This is the time where people will be leaded with corrupted groups and leaders as a punishment of them disobeying Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
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    Abu Nur got a reaction from AbdulKarim313_Austin/Nola in A Serious Warning   
    Salaam Aleikum,
    We are right now living the current time where the Qur'an verse describe it following:
    And let them not be like those who were given the Scripture before, and a long period passed over them, so their hearts hardened; and many of them are defiantly disobedient.
    Now Muslims are turning away from religion in masses. This is the time where our heart have become hard by following our desires and thus turning away from religion. This is the time where most of the people are going to drown and only few of them will hold on the ark of Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام). Be very careful of your duties about Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and don't take them lightly because it is so easy to follow the wicked paths that are all around us. This is the time where people will be leaded with corrupted groups and leaders as a punishment of them disobeying Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
  23. Thanks
    Abu Nur got a reaction from haidermpr in A Serious Warning   
    Salaam Aleikum,
    We are right now living the current time where the Qur'an verse describe it following:
    And let them not be like those who were given the Scripture before, and a long period passed over them, so their hearts hardened; and many of them are defiantly disobedient.
    Now Muslims are turning away from religion in masses. This is the time where our heart have become hard by following our desires and thus turning away from religion. This is the time where most of the people are going to drown and only few of them will hold on the ark of Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام). Be very careful of your duties about Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and don't take them lightly because it is so easy to follow the wicked paths that are all around us. This is the time where people will be leaded with corrupted groups and leaders as a punishment of them disobeying Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
  24. Completely Agree
    Abu Nur reacted to GabrielWithoutWings in A Serious Warning   
    From my view, the same thing happening to Islam is what happened to Christianity 15 years ago. The more people online interact with each other, the more secularism rises. 
    American evangelism had a bulwark against this with leaders like Jerry Falwell. You had a cascade of events that all contributed to where we are now - Evangelical leaders dying, the internet's rise and great religious forum debates of the 00s, George W Bush, the Catholic Church "modernising" with the second Vatican council, rampant sexual abuse of children, etc. 
    You'd think the West would be happier now. We're not. We're miserable. A teeming horde of purposeless men who have no higher ideals to emulate and who are emasculated. Women who simultaneously don't want to be objectified yet also want to be objects of desire and lust.  
    Existential nihilism is waiting for you at the end of that road. You don't want to go down it. 
  25. Completely Agree
    Abu Nur reacted to Darth Vader in A Serious Warning   
    Brother this is an excellent reminder. Thank you. The more one looks into it, the darker it is. All we can do is struggle individually and pray for friends and family. Failure is not an option.
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