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  1. Surah Isra': ayat 71. “On the Day We shall call every people with their Imam (leader); then whoever is given his book in his right hand; then these will read their book (joyfully); and they will not be treated unjustly in the least. Yes, all muslims will undergo the above condition. Wallahualam...
  2. Salam, God is "realized'" in every person when he/she reaches age of maturity (the age when the person wants to be better). The moment he/she starts to look into the self, and knowing how limited the self is (imperfect), the Presence of God is realized automatically. Wallahualam...
  3. Salamualaikum Brother, I would like to ask. Who determine that they can use it when they deem necessary? Wallahualam.
  4. Salam... The above is the understanding that all of us accept. All Prophets and Imams are Chosen Slaves of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). They only deliver what Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) wants them to deliver. Their whole existence and actions are from the Wills of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). I would just say that the Ruhul Qudus "embedded" in them, to protect from uncertainty and deliver Allah's (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) Wills without deviation. Their Souls are pure to accept that missions. To all us, they are Chosen Slaves with missions (as Prophet or Imams at the front end) to deliver good news and warnings to humans. If Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) wants to split the moon as part of showing His Power, so Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will make the Prophet to say to us "The moon will split into hallf with the permission of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)". With permission of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is always there. If Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) want to control the Universe through His Pure and Chosen Slaves, that is His Prerogative. Still, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is the Absolute Master of everything. So when we see the Prophet or Imams talking to us...in reality it is Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) talking to us. We take their past directives as hadiths, current and future directives as signs. For certain individuals at any given time line, through spiritual means these Chosen Slaves can communicate to these individuals in the manner that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) wants it. Through that methods, knowledge and strategies can also be delivered. I am sure Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام) is having communication with his 313 chosen helpers. Wallahualam.
  5. Salam, In my understanding, the above should conclude the topic on wilayat takwini and Tafweed. Wallahualam.
  6. Can we see your proofs since you are so strongly against it. Give us some light on your understanding.
  7. Ruh is a subject that Only Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) know best. When Ruh enters the body...it becomes alive. How to explain? Look at our own self infront of the mirror. Can we see the greatness of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) that He gives a body that is alive us through Ruh? Subhanallah! We have to return our existence to Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) in a manner He created us! We don't know, we need Prophets and Imams for that purpose. When we believe and follow Muhammad, then Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will make us understand Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). That understanding is the Light and because it went through the Ruh of Muhammad to us...we call it Nur Muhammad. In reality...everything Good is from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Certain sahabahs witnessed al Ghadeer, but the Nur of Wilayat never entered their hearts and souls. They became munafiq or kafir to their own selves. Zalaam tu nafsi! Wallahualam.
  8. Salam Muslims have different levels of understanding. Be judgemental about others who explore specific knowledge that we might not understand is to be avoided. We have no access to every knowledge in Islam. It is better to state that we are not well informed on certain issues than calling others as "man-made" beliefs. Ali said, “O Abu Dharr, if Salman informs you of all the things that he knows, you will wonder. .. There are people here who has tendency toward spiritual or unseen part of belief. It is not easy to explain because witnessing Greatness of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) through understanding/closeness to Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام) is different than reading books. Wilayat Takwinniyah and Tafweed are mostly in spiritual realms. You witness it than it becomes a belief. If a person has not witness it that is maybe man made for them. Even miracles were shown by many Prophets to their followers, not many followers believed it. Wilayat of Ali (عليه السلام) were witnessed by many Sahabahs...yet they denied because sickness of the hearts. Only those whom Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) opened their heart will witness the wilayat of Ahlulbayt in many forms. Wallahualam
  9. @Eddie Mecca Salam Bro. How does knowing about Light of Muhammad help us or simple person like me? What are the practical benefits? Will it change the behavior, future, the way we live, the way we hold on to the Prophet, the way we worship Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), save us from hell fire... Or will it open up our heart and drown in the ocean of peace and salvation in forever submission to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) in the way others don't understand...ocean of Tawheed? If the Light of Muhammad exists in our souls, will it make easier for our souls to hold on to Qur'an wal Ahlulbayt in worshipping Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)? Wallahualam.
  10. Salam, Based on main topic of this thread, how do we relate wilayat takwiniyah and tafweed to Light of Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)? or LIght of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Of we cannot relate on this issue?
  11. Salam Bro, Maybe you can open on new discussion on Al-Aql. I want to know in detail too.
  12. Salam, I will not comment on the sahih part. That is to be answered by others. On the Light issue, I believe Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is the Light (24:35) [Shakir 24:35] Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth; Yes, the Light of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) passes through the human Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and because of that Light, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) is capable of witnessing, bringing good news and warning. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) may name that His Light as Muhammad, and this is spiritual realm, and not physical. Wallahualam.
  13. My understanding. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) acts through means. These means have to be purified first. These means must be in total submission to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Angel (عليه السلام) of death pulls the ruh from a person, he dies. It is Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) that pulls the ruh through pure Angels. Same things for Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Imams (عليه السلام). It is Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) that acted through them. They knew it, submitted totally to that Wills of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). They are purified means. The only difference between us, Angels, Prophets and Imams...we have the choice to submit and acknowledge that the will power that we have to live and perform actions are from ourselves or from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). We believe that if we are to be knowledgeable and becoming an engineer, doctor, scientist, or chef... to interact with others are independent from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), we may become shirk, kufr, munafiq or... denying Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) makes that power through us all the good actions that we perform on daily basis. Because we have free wills, we may use our body to perform bad actions too. Prophet and Imams are protected from doing wrong actions. We are not protected. Looks at our body..why it is alive? Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) makes it alive. Are we going to acknowledge it or not. If we do, then try to submit our own souls to Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). The methods...we have to be with Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Imams(عليه السلام). We are give authority submit to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) by steering our souls correctly. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) acts through Prophets and Imams or any of His Chosen servants. That is how wilayat works. The submission to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) Wills and let Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) act through the self is wilayat Takwini. We can have that wilayat takwini too to a certain extent. Wallahualam
  14. Salam, If Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) stops the "rizq" to a person, he/she will die. As long as a person still alive, the rizq is still flowing to him. While still alive... in the heart, take the opportunity to thank Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) as much as we can, send blessings to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and his Family (عليه السلام), eagerly waiting to serve Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام). The rest, try our best to live on and trust Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) to steer our life. If Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is with us, there is nothing to worry about. Life in world is so short, the afterlife is forever. I hope it will calm down our mindset. Wallahuaalam
  15. Be careful, now you sound like making slanders to shias.
  16. Salam, Everyone has been given predetermined spiritual objective and duniawi mission to achieve in life by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Spiritual objective is the same for all, that is to serve Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Duniawi mission are unique. How we bring ourself to achieve the objective and execute the mission is called "free will". We are given signs and directions to follow in order to assist in achieving our mission and we cannot complain to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) later. Wallahualam
  17. They maybe said thing without precautions. Basically lacks of "hikmah" and not thinking about consequences of their statement to those Sunnis. I live among sunnis. I don't to talk about Aisha or Omar to them, out of respect to them (Sunnis are muslims) and to avoid uncomfortable situations. I would rather talk about Tauheed and Nubuwwah, philosophy, prayers and doas, how to be better persons. I only discuss issues on Sunnis shias in shiachat and within confined shia friends. Many sunnis in where i live do not regards shias as Muslims. Some also called us "Rafida". Even in Friday prayer, the Imam would state Shiism as deviates teachings, because they are not adhere to teachings of Ahlul Sunnah wal Jamaah. It doesn't bother me because i am well aware that their statements are not true. Wallahualam.
  18. Salam, You have no opinion about Umar and Aisha, then please don't put opinion on shias too. Be fair. Muslims are not allowed to slander other people, regardless of their religion. To be a shia, slandering is not allowed. When Qur'an said, Pharoah are cursed, are we going to say otherwise? No. When Qur'an said to the two of Prophet's wives Shakir 66:5] Maybe, his Lord, if he divorce you, will give him in your place wives better than you, submissive, faithful, obedient, penitent, adorers, fasters, widows and virgins. We said, Prophet was right and his wives were wrong in their behavior with the Prophet. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) threatened to replace them. Both wives have some behavior problems. Are we slandering wives of the Prophet? Shias not only will forget about what happen in 1400 years ago, and we also will not forget events happened thousands of years before that. We will not forget what happened to Isa (عليه السلام), Musa (عليه السلام), Ibrahim (عليه السلام)... We will not forget what happened to Adam (عليه السلام) and how iblis refused to make prostration to Adam. We have lots of lessons learned from the history. Why are you asking shias to forget history that happened 1400 years ago. Wallahualam.
  19. Salam Brother, Bless your heart. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) increase your readiness. I believe Imam already zahoor "spiritually" to individuals who are ready to be with him before the physical reappearance. Whether we take notice of Imam's presence spiritually is another issue. If we do take notice, the peace and tranquility will be presence in the heart (regardless the world conditions that we are in). Because the heart will be filled with hope to be with Imam and thanking Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) all the time for giving this hope. Daily istighfar is daily routine, just to ensure small slips will NOT cut relationship and the peace will go away. Wallahualam.
  20. We all need to have hope in the salvation of God. For that we need to nail the Tawheed through Nubuwwah and Imamah. We can't go alone, we need direct guidance through Nubuwwah and Imamah. Nubuwwah and Imamah are free from shackles of mental, spiritual and physical slavery. You mentioned about Beautiful Names of God that i believe were descended from God to us through Nubuwwah and Imamah. What actually the Nature of Beautiful Names of God, how to invoke those Names and where to invoke. One place to invoke Beautiful Names of God is when we are at Baitullah (Kaabah). I mentioned Baitullah, instead of Kaabah. What is fastest way to invoke Beautiful Names of God. Perhaps Brother, you might want to share your experiences and observations As far as the heavenly body and constellations Shakir 7:54] Surely your Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six periods of time, and He is firm in power; He throws the veil of night over the day, which it pursues incessantly; and (He created) the sun and the moon and the stars, made subservient by His command; surely His is the creation and the command; blessed is Allah, the Lord of the worlds. Wallahualam
  21. Bro, we will not be offended when anyone supporting the purpose of Tawheed, Nubuwwah and Imamah. Keep reminding us, we be grateful to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Belief in unseen (ghaib) and yaqiin in akhirah are asked by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). The more a person sees and realizing about akhirah, the better he will be. The physical world (testing and trials place) is so short that all of us must undergo in order to return to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) through Tawheed, Nubuwwah and Imamah. By the way, you mentioned Salawat. For me salawat contains Tawheed, Nubuwwah and Imamah (Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Aale Muhammad (as)), all in one phrase. If we can witness the Salawat through our heart, then Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Aale Muhammad (عليه السلام) are right before us. Meaning we reaches akhirah, because Akhirah is where we will witness Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Aale Muhammad (عليه السلام)... meaning we will witness Tawheed, Nubuwwah and Imamah....that we put in one phrase... اللّهُمّ صَلّ عَلَى مُحَمّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمّدٍ The avatar that I have is salawat (i got from ziarah to Mashad). Wallahualam.
  22. Brother, Others might lose hope, but we shouldn't. We should NOT feel disconnected from Tawheed, Nubuwwah and Imamah. Even if are able to go back to the time of the Prophet and physically right in front of him, what would guarantee that we are going to follow him??? For those who believe that Tawheed Nubuwwah and Imamah are real and exist in their life, then they can witness the proofs. I agree with you that we need to repent because of our weaknesses. We need that repentance so Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will make us witness Tawheed, Nubuwwah and Imamah are alive and kicking. The presence of Imam Zaman (عليه السلام) is felt and witnessed regardless if he is physically present or not. If Tawheed, Nubuwwah and Imamah are real, then the presence of Imam Mahdi is real and felt. Infact, the existence of akhirah is also felt as if it is where we walking and heading toward it, just right infront of us. Don't you feel it? Wallahualam.
  23. Would you might consider that your understanding is likely corrupted too? Anyhow, Even in the time of the Prophet and after his death, there were corrupt people. It doesn't mean the whole Islam was corrupted. Strategically, Iran as a nation must prioritize their strategies when dealing with other nations and issues affecting her survival. It doesn't mean Iran Government is totally corrupt for remaining silence on certain political issues.. Right time for implementation is very important. If Iran reaction to injustice like Abu Zar, then Iran will be sent to desert to die. Following Imam Ali strategies would be better, implement strategic patience and react when necessary while having clear conscious to safe the integrity of Islam in mind.
  24. Salam Brother, Can you start giving your thoughts first on the reasons?
  25. While waiting Ahlul Sunnah to reply,I put my thoughts. The way I see it, the bay'ah of Abu Bakr was an open war to dominate and having total influence based on tribesmen mentality. Losing influence among Quresh was not acceptable to certain Arab leaders, as they saw Bani Hashim was at the peak at that time and will stay there for good. The silence battles started much earlier before the wafat of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) was aware and was very worry. Because of this war, Bani Umaiyah took advantage and dominated after 60 years. Ali (عليه السلام) did NOT stand up and fight the instigators after Saqifa because it will end up that the true Islam will vanish. Islam has to flourish through what it has to offer to humanity and not through force or offensive sword. Bay’ah to a Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) or Imam (عليه السلام) is different from man made Bay’ah because the main witness is Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and with His Approval. Whereas, the Bay’ah of elected leader, the main witnesses are the Leader himself and his supporters. How come Syeda Fatema (عليه السلام) give Bay’ah just to anyone who was not approved by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). There were no proofs whatsoever that Abu Bakr was elected leader of a community through the directive from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and His Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). Based on Saqifah event, even Abu Bakr did not claim that his election is by Will of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) or His Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). Wallahualam
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