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  1. @Izn Zahra Salam... Listen this video just published today in youtube. You will understand better.
  2. Salam, Wanting desperately for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) help is good and recommended. Expecting Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) to follow our request because we said that we are desperate, then who are we as compared to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). We must not be seen to instruct Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) to follow our wishes. We are nobody! Questioning Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) as to why He did not grant our request/prayer is not acceptable. Wanting desperately for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) help and put trust in Him regardless of the outcome is the best. Always say Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) have given me the best...Praise Him. That is how to ask Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)...trust Him and Praise Him! Then walk tall infront of syaitans (syaitans tried to distract our mind) and be satisfied because you have trusted and praised Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) in desperate situation. Wallahualam.
  3. Salam, These are few reasons, 1. Lack of sincerity of the person to be objective. 2. Not all people can face the truth that is against self developed and deep rooted belief. 3. Not all people at the same level of intellectual capacity. 4. Fail to see the consequences of True Faith. Islam has to convince all humans at different level of understanding and intellectual capacities. The ultimate message of Islam is to bring a person to the right path defined by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). For that we need faith. For a person with simple intellectual capacity, simple event can convince him/her and build the faith within the person. Faith is not the end. Faith is just a door that opens a person to the Path towards Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). It is Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) that brings the person to Himself after he enters the door. There are many doors at different heights that a person can open after that. That is very much dependent on individual's sincerity (ikhlaas), level of conviction (yaqqin), struggle (jihad), patience (sabr) and reliance on God (tawakkal). All these are components of faith as defined by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Without any of the components we will fail in our journey toward Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Nothing comes easy when we choose Islam as our Faith. All of us hasvto struggle to achieve the level that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has specified for each person. But it will not be beyond our reach. MOST of us are distracted from the path that already laid for us based on our individual understanding and intellectual level and capacity. If we can focus and remove distractions after entering the door of faith, then we will see how Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) guide us. The biggest distractions are syaitans, our own self and those humans who are clearly enemies of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Our reasoning and evidence can be our distractions too if we are not careful. Clear example was the case of Iblis. He failed in his reasoning and evidences. As a consequences, his intellect failed to see that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) wanted to increase His Mercy through Adam (عليه السلام) and not through him. Wallahualam.
  4. Salam, Let put couples of scenarios: 1. According to a person's belief, he directly ask several Gods to grant him his request for help. 2. According to another person belief, he directly ask to The God to grant him his request for help. 3. According to another person belief, there are Gods and representatives of Gods. He make a request to representatives and for them to ask Gods or anyone of the Gods to grant him his request. 4. According to another person belief, there is only One God and there are few representatives of God among us. He request from the representatives to ask The God for help on his behalf. He believe that the representatives are naturally very close to God because God constantly communicating with His representatives. The communication between God and His representatives never been cut off as long as God wishes because they are considered Alive. Meaning they are not disconnected from both God or humans. Scenario 1 and scenario 3, are not allowed based on 72:18, 18:14, 28:88, 27:117 (as Bro @Muslim2010 clearly stated) Scenario 2 is a common understanding and accepted by muslims. Scenario 4 only accepted by certain muslims who believe in waseela and tawassul. Muslims who accept scenario 2 and scenario 4, believe in Oneness of God. The only difference is the mean in bringing the request to The God. Direct or in certain occasions using the Representatives as the mean. Wallahualam.
  5. 1. Were Imam Ali (عليه السلام) or Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) came to this world to be elected politicians? 2. Or to guide humans with the commands of God? If the purpose was #2, then to be elected by people and be a politician is not a criteria in the presence of God, but it is relevant in the eyes of people who elected these politicians. So @Leibniz, your personal opinion on who was a successful/failed elected politician don't carry any weight in the eye of Islam. Whether Prophet Noah (عليه السلام) has followers who want to elect him as a leader or not, he still built the ship and follow what Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) instructed him to do. If you want degrade the status of Imam Ali (عليه السلام) to a level of human made politician so you can criticize him like ordinary humans, then go ahead. You are directly against the teachings of Quran and the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). As for us, the early muslims missed the opportunity to make Imam Ali (عليه السلام) as their first elected leader after the wafat of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). @Leibniz, you also given the opportunity to accept or acknowledge Imam Ali(عليه السلام) to be elected the first person to lead the Ummah after the wafat of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). Infact, all muslim until before the Qiamat are given the same opportunity. Take you pick. In the hereafter, when all humans are gathered in the Presence of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will ask us who will be our leader (Imam) after the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) that will lead individual muslim to Him(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). You can answer your favorite elected and successful politicians. We will answer Imam Ali (عليه السلام). See who Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will agreed upon. Verse 71 of Surah Israa (chapter 17 of the Holy Quran) refers: يَوْمَ نَدْعُو كُلَّ أُنَاسٍ بِإِمَامِهِمْ ۖ فَمَنْ أُوتِيَ كِتَابَهُ بِيَمِينِهِ فَأُولَٰئِكَ يَقْرَءُونَ كِتَابَهُمْ وَلَا يُظْلَمُونَ فَتِيلًا One day We shall call together all human beings with their (respective) Imams: those who are given their record in their right hand will read it (with pleasure), and they will not be dealt with unjustly in the least. Verse 71 of Surah Israa (chapter 17) noted above: يَوْمَ نَدْعُو كُلَّ أُنَاسٍ بِإِمَامِهِمْ ۖ One day We shall call together all human beings with their (respective) Imams. Journey to Karbala Started wi
  6. Salam, Start every action that will do on daily basis with the intention of getting closer to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Simple, quick and effective. Wallahualam
  7. Salam, Sincerely enough to acknowledge the Absolute Greatness of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and submitting to Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) the moment the first Takbir is made during prayer. Then Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will bring the person to Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). The intention must enter to the deepest part of th heart. Wallahualam.
  8. Salam, Be optimistic towards Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
  9. Salam, I believe that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has revealed the knowledge (ilm ul Ghayb) to Imams (as stated by Allamah Tabatabaie (ra)). But, to let the followers know about it, will only by permission from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). It will be case by case basis. Those who get a little secret from Imams cannot reveal it to others without the permission from Imams. Especially, knowledge about future. Wallahualam.
  10. Salam, Because the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام) are Pure (33:33) and they are constantly pulling us from the pool of Jahilliyah, onto a ship of Salvation (to be purified) in order for us to serve Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) according to approved ways. The pool of Jahilliyah was still strong among so-called companions back then, and today the pool is bigger, deeper, murky, dirty.... So we need to cling more than ever to Ahlulbayt to be guided. Wallahualam
  11. إِذْ قَالَ مُوسَىٰ لِقَوْمِهِ يَا قَوْمِ إِنَّكُمْ ظَلَمْتُمْ أَنْفُسَكُمْ بِاتِّخَاذِكُمُ الْعِجْلَ فَتُوبُوا إِلَىٰ بَارِئِكُمْ فَاقْتُلُوا أَنْفُسَكُمْ ذَٰلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَكُمْ عِنْدَ بَارِئِكُمْ فَتَابَ عَلَيْكُمْ ۚ إِنَّهُ هُوَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ {54} [Pickthal 2:54] And when Moses said unto his people: O my people! Ye have wronged yourselves by your choosing of the calf (for worship) so turn in penitence to your Creator, and kill (the guilty) yourselves. That will be best for you with your Creator and He will relent toward you. Lo! He is the Relenting, the Merciful.[Yusufali 2:54] And remember Moses said to his people: "O my people! Ye have indeed wronged yourselves by your worship of the calf: So turn (in repentance) to your Maker, and slay yourselves (the wrong-doers); that will be better for you in the sight of your Maker." Then He turned towards you (in forgiveness): For He is Oft-Returning, Most Merciful. Salam to all, Can someone explain in the light of the above verse, why Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) asked to make repentance and kill yourselves (فَاقْتُلُوا أَنْفُسَكُمْ). That will be best for you..... How to kill the nafs? or it has different interpretation? Wallahualam
  12. Salam, There are 3 natures of faith for many muslims: 1. Just trust and adhere what been revealed in Holy Quran and hadiths. No question asked. Seems easier to most people. 2. Demand more than just trust, they want reasoning, scientific evidences, rational, facts and objectivity. Seems harder to most people. 3. EAGER for more than what # 1 and 2 can offer, they want to witness the true nature of it. Example: The #1 group will not steal because Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) prohibited it. They just obey the directive. The #2 group will not steal because Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) prohibited it and based on facts/reasons / studies that stealing causes negative effects. The #3 group believes as #1 and #2, and will not satisfied until they witness the true nature of the act of stealing as revealed by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) to them. Another example, anyone who witnesses the true nature of Hell, he will never get close to doing sins. Witnessing the true nature of things/acts will guide us to the right path. All the 3 natures of faith are commendable and will depend on our sincere struggle, situation and Mercy of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) for our nature of faith to reach the level of at #1, #2 or #3. Do not under estimate all the 3 natures of faith. They are all good. Wallahualam.
  13. Salam, We need to ask Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) to give us that abilities to be sinless. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) made Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام) sinless. We need to show sincere effort that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will give His protection and strength to not sinning. We need to make 24 hours of our life as ibadah, not only 100 rakaat at night. Not many has that abilities to perform 100 rakaat at night. However, to make 24 of hour time as ibadah would be better and highly recommended. So our walking, eating, working, sleeping ...all as ibadah or worship Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). When we worship...like we are not sinning. Wallahualam.
  14. Salam, Sometimes, indirectly we dictate Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) on what He (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) should do through our requests to Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Just put trust and positive hope on Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), and let Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) decides, and we accept regardless of what will happen to us or will be. Wallahualam.
  15. We are to careful when we are comparing creations to the Absolute Creator. The Prophet of Islam is the most knowledgeable/pure among the entire creation. Would the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) say that I am most knowledgeable /pure among the creation in the presence of the God who is Absolute Pure??? He will say ,... I am just nobody...just a slave and you has chosen me because your love. All the knowledge and purity belongs to You Alone. If Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) stops giving his knowledge/purity to anyone...the person is deem to be...uninformed/unclean. If the Prophet is asked to "seek forgiveness", it means to put Absolute Trust in Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and to acknowledge the Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is Absolute in Everything. It is not because the Prophet committed a sin or unclean. We should always seek forgiveness in all our actions as way to acknowledge that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) Alone can perfect our actions eventhough we have done nothing wrong. This is another aspect of seeking forgiveness. I hope i make sense. Wallahualam.
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