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layman

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  1. Salam, Maybe we need to follow the history of Arab Quraish prior to Islam. What were they familiar with and what were introduced to them by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and the Prophet (عليه السلام). 1. The Arab Quraish were familiar their own culture. Very much ashabiyyah approach and leadership must be from tribe elders. Any changes to the system were opposed by them even after they accepted Islam. The Ashabiyyah concept was very much deeply enshrined in their souls until today. Islam has failed to break that belief in them except for a few. This is very much syaitanic or
  2. Imam Ali (عليه السلام) did not relinquished his duties as Imam because Imamah is independent from non divine election process. Since people Madina already went their way to select the leadership for themselves, so Imam Ali (عليه السلام) will not waste his time and efforts to change the people election. Because, to change the decision by Muhajirun and Ansars would mean a bloody war. Not putting that option...means (put a curtain or I termed it as temporary sheild). But that curtain was lifted when he was forced to be the 4th Caliph. So he fought all the enemies of Islam who was no
  3. That Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) description of True Friends of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will fit whom? Let try Ali ibnul Abu Talib (عليه السلام).
  4. At least you accepted that Wali can mean the above. The verse 5:55 mentioned about Wali... إِنَّمَا وَلِيُّكُمُ اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا الَّذِينَ يُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَيُؤْتُونَ الزَّكَاةَ وَهُمْ رَاكِعُونَ {55} [Shakir 5:55] Only Allah is your Vali and His Messenger and those who believe, those who keep up prayers and pay the poor-rate while they bow. Ali gave someone his ring in alms while he was in the state of rukūʿ in prayer. The Prophet (S) asked the beggar, "Who gave you this ring?" He replied, "That man during rukūʿ." Then Allah sent down the verse.
  5. That is your understanding on whatever you wrote above. Below is my explanation. 1. Imam Ali (عليه السلام) was telling Muawiya that he (Muawiya) shall not opposed the people of Madinah (Muhajirun and Ansars) in their standard way of election. Because Muawiya and his followers was opposed to to the election of Ali (عليه السلام) BUT was in full agreement with elections of Abu Bakr, Umar and Othman. Even though people of Madina already selected Ali (عليه السلام). Therefore, Muawiya should not oppose the election of Ali (عليه السلام) if Muawiya had agreed with the people of Medina st
  6. We are discussion on the context of succession and word Wali that used in the Qur’an...5:55 Ed Only Allah is your Waliyy and His Apostle and those who believe, those who keep up prayers and pay the poor rate and they bow [in worship]. Is Wali means friend...khalil? We want to emphasize the need to acknowledge that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), Rasul (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Imam Ali (عليه السلام) as our Wali. Futher emphasized during Ghadeer Khum. All sahabahs must adhere to the Wali that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسل
  7. I am putting Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) to highest level ...he is my Rabb. You go ahead address to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)... oh my Friend...forgive my sins. Go ahead. Say to Prophet too...address him...oh friend. Make that intention when you give salam to Prophet during your salah. See how you will end up. Has any of companions ever called Rasulullah during their lifetime...oh my friend. How do they addressed the Prophet. He is the Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). Unless you are inline with Aisha or Hafsa...they thought Muhammad is just a husband (higher than a
  8. Because we are slave.. Remember the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم),when he was at the Presence of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)...duringvmi'raj. Did he addressed Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) as a friend... and how Rasul presented himself (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) to Allahbswt.
  9. The flip flops are done by muslims (from Muhajirun and Ansar ) at that time, not Imam Ali (عليه السلام). Letter 6. Imam Ali (عليه السلام) said that these muslims from Muhajirun and Ansar selected their Caliphs by their own standard (not based on standard that Prophet had told them). That style of election, they (Muhajirun and Ansar) considered it as to meet Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) Pleasure. Imam Ali never considered that election style satisfied by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Read what you qouted "If they agree on an individual and take him to be Caliph, IT WILL BE D
  10. A friend has no authority on me and my affairs. My Wali has authority on me so they can guide me from darkness to Light. اللَّهُ وَلِيُّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا يُخْرِجُهُمْ مِنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّورِ ۖ وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا أَوْلِيَاؤُهُمُ الطَّاغُوتُ يُخْرِجُونَهُمْ مِنَ النُّورِ إِلَى الظُّلُمَاتِ ۗ أُولَٰئِكَ أَصْحَابُ النَّارِ ۖ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ {257} [Shakir 2:257] Allah is the guardian of those who believe. He brings them out of the darkness into the light; and (as to) those who disbelieve, their guardians are Shaitans who take them out of the light into the darknes
  11. I have many friends at work and place of stay, but they are not my "Wali". Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and Prophethood and Imam are my Wali..means higher than what a friend can offer in relationship.
  12. Salam, So group of muslims don't believe in concept of Imamah " because for them it was not clear stated in Qur'an" but yet they believe in the concept of Imam Mahdi.
  13. This is just my opinion. Lately, many Sunnis group leaders are not very comfortable with Wahabbi ideology. They reject the Wahabbi and they also not friendly to Shia ideology too. Basically, they rejected both Wahabbi and Shiite ideologies. If we study the Othman Caliphate, and toward the end the British installed the Saudi Kingdom and adopted Wahabbi ideology as official religion. Maybe the the anti Wahhabi sentiments have gone very strong and followers of Ibn Taymiyya find that followers of Ahlulbayt are more acceptable and friendly. Wallahualam. It would be ben
  14. Salam, Why Imam Hussain (عليه السلام),was willing to give everything he got for the sake of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), is what I am interested. That is very relevant to me, and hopefully can change my way of life. He executed his duties while knowing the consequences required perfect understanding of obeying Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) as his Wali. At the same time, Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) is a Wali to the people and how he executed that duties, even to his enemies. Inviting and guiding people from darkness to light. Toward the end, Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) thanked Alla
  15. The birth of Imamah (Leader that will guide) were announced many times and the biggest announcement was made during Ghadeer Khum. Imam Ali (عليه السلام) was announced as Wali to all Sahabahs. Wali means "Guardianship". Infact, the perfection of religion is due to "birth certificate of Imamah that named Ali (عليه السلام) as Wali to All Mukmineen" at Ghadeer Khum. The ummah will not go astray if they witness and follow the selected Wali by the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). The final reinforcement of the announcement was about to be made on Thursday night (before the wafat), and th
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