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  1. Maybe, "healthy" women body will have enough energy that can sustain longer and few times /day as compared to normal Arab women during that time.
  2. Salam, This is my understanding: Basics that common to all muslims, and in particular those want to be shia (or lovers of Ahlulbayt (as)) "I leave among you two weigthy things Qur'an and Ahlulbayt. Hold on to Qur'an and Ahlulbayt, you will never go astray"...mutawatir hadith from the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) Next, the person must have sincere, sincere and sincere effort to hold on the above two weighty things until he reached to the level of yaqiin (certainty). In holding to Qur'an and Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام), the person must have utmost struggle (jihad) to be with Qur'an and Ahlulbayt, sabr (forbearance) in all tests that will come when holding to Qur'an and Ahlulbayt, and finally tawakkal (reliance on Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)) to what Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has planned for himself while holding on to Qur'an and Ahlulbayt. Then heaven is waiting for him.... Wallahualam.
  3. Salam, My understanding: This is why we always have a Imam at any given timeline after the wafat of our Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) until and even after the zohoor of Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام). The Imams will validate what have been narrated (even by fallible narrators) to us from the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).
  4. Salam, MashaAllah. Salam (peace) of Allah be upon her (Fatimah) (sa). May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bless you all, @Muslim2010 and others, for the compilations. The path to hold onto is clear: Fatimah (عليه السلام) will lead us to Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and at the highest level to the Absolute Rabb (Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)), in this world and the hereafter.
  5. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has put so much mysteries in the creation. To discover the realities of these mysteries are fascinating. Everything is according to perfect measures and laws of nature. Humans evolve because of freewill, toward goodness or evilness. All are facts.
  6. Sunnis revere Aisha and her father (Abu Bakr) so much that Fatima's (عليه السلام) mystery grave is not important. The most important for them are Abu Bakr and Umar graves are near to the Prophet's (saw,) grave.
  7. Salam, Intellectual reasonings already given by dear Bro @Ashvazdanghe. As for me, Intellectual reasonings might not be sufficient. I went twice to Iran in early 80s during the war time. Observed and spoken to many people. I read Imam Khomeini (رضي الله عنه) messages, got the reactions from people in Iran from various classes (rich and poor), witnessed activities in the Mosques, and I talked to Pasdaran, Basijis, Police, War volunters, bazaar people, ordinary people, government official and Christians. Once I knew the characteristics of Imam Khomeini's (رضي الله عنه) followers, we should know whether Imam was guided or not. The event in TABAS desert is another reason to help us to understand how Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) protected the Imam. Then, I had a dream and saw Imam Khomeini (رضي الله عنه) and I witnessed the REAL him. The dream was after Imam passed away. That confirmed my view about Imam Khomeini (رضي الله عنه). Wallahualam
  8. Salam, Today, all type scientific and research knowledge are available online, including on religious subjects. The available AI system add to make it efficient for us to further understand what others are writing about. It can translate to different languages. Then we can reply in writings, and the AI system can correct it and make it easy for other to read and understand. We don't need to remember many things, just have good understand about the issue with the help of AI systems.
  9. Salam, I believe you are from Indonesia. There are many shia aalims in Indonesia that you can also refer to. And they are quite actives.
  10. There are three fundamental beliefs that are essential to Muslims: Tawheed (the oneness of Allah), Nubuwwah (prophethood), and Imamah (leadership). The purpose of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) creating us is to worship Him, and this goes beyond mere prayers, supplications, and acts of charity. It entails a complete surrender and submission to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) from the moment we are born until we pass away. But how can we lead our lives in a manner that is approved by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)? The guidance for leading a life that pleases Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) lies with His chosen servants. From the time of Adam (عليه السلام) until the Day of Judgment, there will always be chosen servants of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) on Earth. They bear the responsibility of delivering His approved teachings to humanity. Without these chosen servants, humanity would be prone to corruption and spiritual loss, as there would be no one to guide them in serving Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) in the prescribed manner. Consequently, the concept of Tawheed would be lost, and humans would be disconnected from the mercy of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), leading to the destruction of the Earth. Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام) ensures the perfect practice and establishment of Tawheed, at least through one human being. This highlights the importance of having a perfect individual like Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام) in maintaining the purity of Tawheed on the earth after the wafat of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and all 11 Imams (عليه السلام). Beyond it. Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) went up during mikraj to witness even heaven and hell. At the peak, Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) was in the presence of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) with nothing in between. That is the highest dimension that a human can achieve. More like chosen inner circle. So that plans and secrets will not leak. Even in time of Prophet and Imams (عليه السلام), they are inner and trusted circles. These inner circles will ensure to execute Allah's (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) planning step-by-step. Not an issue. Wallahualam.
  11. Salam, This is my understanding of Imam Mahdi (as): 1. Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام) is not hiding; he has been made hidden from us. If he were hiding, it would imply fear on his part. However, his concealment from our physical eyes by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) must have reasons behind it. 2. There are many things that are hidden from our physical senses. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is absolutely hidden from us, but we can physically and spiritually witness His Mercy (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). 3. Our soul (Ruh), which gives us life, is hidden from us. However, we can witness the presence of the soul in a human body, as it makes the person alive. We know that the soul departs the body upon death. 4. Our Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) is hidden from us, but we still believe in him. We have tangible proofs of his physical existence in the past, such as his grave, the religion of Islam, and the Qur'an. However, the prophethood is still existing and hidden from our physical eyes. We can witness it through the practice of sending blessings upon him (sholawats). 5. Satan is hidden from our eyes, but we can feel their influence in the form of "waswas" (whisperings) in our minds. The term "hidden" also implies that time and space are not influencing factors. Physical aging is not an issue, and the person can be present everywhere and witness all events simultaneously. For example, if we want to see a train passing through a concrete wall, we need to poke a hole. Based on the limitations of time and space, we will see the train passing through the hole, first the engine, then the passenger coaches, and finally the last part of the train. The wall and hole restrict our view due to time and space. However, if we climb over the wall, we can witness the whole train at once, even if there are ten trains running in parallel. We can see all of them and gain extensive knowledge about their positions, speeds, and destinations. Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام) is made hidden (not bound by space and time) so that he can witness and guide us as our Wali (leader). The existence of Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام) on Earth is like the relationship between the soul and the body. If the soul is taken away, the body will die and decompose. Similarly, if Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام) is not present on Earth, even though hidden from us, the Earth will cease to exist. Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام) is leading the ummah, whether we realize it or not. However, the entire ummah is not yet ready to receive him. There are always 313 sincere followers physically present, leading people all over the world under his direct supervision. Their identities are not publicly known to protect them from being targeted by arrogant powers. We have witnessed the assassinations of individuals like Syahid Qassem Suleimani and previous Imams (عليه السلام). Why is Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام) not noticed? Some people have claimed to have physically seen Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام). However, publicly announcing such encounters is forbidden and should be kept as a closely guarded secret. Sometimes, we may have physical interactions with Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام) without realizing it. This is done to protect us, as we may not be able to keep the secret or handle any unwanted consequences that may lead to fitnah. My personal belief, everyone has witnessed Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام) physically in his/her life time. Wallahualam
  12. Russia needs the guarantee that NATO is not expanding eastward. Ukraine is the buffer zone according to Russia. Currently, it is a limited war inside Ukraine that Russia must win. If NATO enter Ukraine to fight Russia, then it will be a nuclear war and there is no doubt about it. The best option is PEACE deal and Ukraine is a neutral country. Let's hope that warring parties come to their senses. PEACE and RESPECT are the best solution.
  13. Salam, May you be protected by Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) all the time. I want to give an anology: To truly understand fire, one must witness it firsthand. When we feel the burning of our skin, we grasp the reasons and learn how to avoid it. Similarly, in life, it's not enough to rely solely on knowledge. We must "witness" how Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) safeguards us from Satan's whispers, doubts, trials, and sins. This witnessing surpasses mere book knowledge, lectures, prayers, or supplications. With sincerity (ikhlas), Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) may grant us the opportunity to witness His power in protecting us through our inner heart. Let's remember that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) brought us into this world and nurtured us through our parents. He (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) safeguards us and provides for our sustenance (rizq). When we recite "أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم" (A'udhu billahi minash-shaitanir-rajim) and witness through our heart how Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) removes the influence of Satan from our souls, we will continuously recite it before every action, along with Bismillah (In the name of Allah). The protection bestowed by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is real and we need it at all times. It is Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) who strengthens our faith (Eeman) and protects us. As weak human beings, we are entirely reliant on Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) for every moment of our lives. Let us increase our sincerity until it reaches the level of "yaqin" (certainty) by placing our trust in Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Continuously send blessings (salawat) upon Prophet Muhammad ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) and his family (Aale Muhammad) so that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) facilitates our witnessing of His protection, making it easier for us. Wallahualam
  14. Salamualaikum Bro, Alhamdulillah for the sharing of knowledge. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) bless you for your efforts. We recognize that knowledge encompasses various dimensions and levels. In this discussion, we have learned from the hadiths that the Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام) possess a multidimensional and the highest level of knowledge attainable by any creation of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). It is Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) who has created these diverse dimensions and levels of knowledge. Now, my concern is how we can access the knowledge of the Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام) in order to find guidance on the right path and make it applicable to our daily lives as individuals. The Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام) are our Wali (guardian) and Ulil Amr (those with authority). They can surely guide us in matters of rituals, spirituality, work, science, politics, cosmology, or any other knowledge necessary for our progression in life. I firmly believe that the Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام) are accessible and can guide us in any field of knowledge that an individual requires on a daily basis. This is why we are informed that the Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام) possess a multidimensional and the highest level of knowledge. We can seek their guidance and rely on them at any given time by the Permission of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Wallahulam. Layman
  15. Salam Alaikum, This is my understanding: Sunnis believe in different Ulil Amri, and Shias have different Ulil Amri. If both parties (Sunnis and Shias) differ, then refer to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). Regardless of sectarian differences or disagreements about the Ulil Amr, referring to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) for resolution remains a common principle for both Sunnis and Shias. It promotes the notion of seeking divine guidance as a means to address disputes and find a resolution that aligns with Islamic teachings. Even if Imam d(عليه السلام) from among Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام) have disagreement with other leaders from Bani Umaiyah and Bani Abbassiyah (whom Sunnis believed to be Ulil Amri), the answer is to refer back to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). Wallahualam.
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