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In the Name of God بسم الله

layman

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  1. For the Muslims, the idea to create Chrislam is not acceptable. We already have the true teachings, but not entirely true followers. For non muslims, especially the Christians in the West that attracted toward teachings of Islam but not ready to be called a muslim, the Chrislam maybe a transition period. At the end, the truth will dominate the falsehood and will prevail. The same was the case with Malcom X and Nation of Islam, and the end he became real muslim after performing the Hajj. He changed his name to a Muslim name.
  2. If Aisha had behaved just like Khadijah (رضي الله عنه), then the Shias have no issue with Aisha. For 26 years Khadijah (رضي الله عنه) sacrificed her life to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and never did the Prophet took additional wife. Wifes of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) are related to Prophet by marriage. Ahlulbayt are related to the Prophet by higher relationships. Ahlulbayt are not just family, they are higher in status to wifes of Prophet. Another issue, Aisha fought bloody battlefield with the Khalifah where thousands of Muslims got killed. She supposed to
  3. Brother, i was reading your scenario that leading to your question. The answer given by one of most reliable Aalim was very clear. Avoid the unsure method. For permanent or temporary marriage, we have to be sure about the woman status. Then if we are stuck and cannot have a partner, we have to deal with the self. We have to teach the self to avoid what is haram. It is a struggle that worthy of winning. It is an act of worship. The reward will come.
  4. My advise, if may not be ok to you. But, you are as a person "seeking heaven", it may help.. Light up a candle and put your finger on that small burning fire. What will happen to your finger? It that can be painful experience right? After 2 minutes on the burning candle and what will happen to your finger? How about after days or years and you cannot remove your finger? Now imagine that is not your finger, but your own..... Do you like this event to happen to you in the future? If you want to avoid the above then love Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) by 1. Fasting and se
  5. Our physical body grows from a baby to full size adult perfectly according to the command from the Ruh. That Ruh is direct from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Could not we see how Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) communicate to us? And Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) allowed us (souls) to use the body by His Permission according to our free wills.
  6. Salam, How God sees color is beyond my understanding. Only God knows Himself completely. Our understanding of God and how He operates is very limited. Physical Colors exist through human eyes and brain perception standard whether we called it translated freq or by other means. Spiritual Colors are different and more symbolic. Only Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) knows the true Colors and what it means.
  7. If Nubuwwah or Imamat (Rasulullah and Imams) are not part of our current life, then the communication with them is basically cut off. It that what Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) wanted we to accept and believe in??? Or Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) already made clear opening to Him through them. Apparently, surah Al Fatiha (opening) clearly stated that we need to be on the path. Is the path is emptied highway of there are our Prophet and Imams representing the path? The choice is for us to accept and believe from the words of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). إِيَّاكَ ن
  8. Salam, I am sure when Imam Mahdi appears there will be more issues and knowledge he will introduce and none were recorded in the classical books (written by earlier classical scholars). What were written by Imam Ali (during his waiting periods from time of Abu Bakr to Othman), especially original tafsir of Qur'an, are still not yet available to us. But, i am sure those knowledge and information are with the current Imam. Even, the sword of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), the Zulfikar, is with Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام). And, it is not impossible for Imam Mahdi (عليه السل
  9. The method is not to supplicate "to them and full stop". The method is to supplicate "through them and with them" to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Nubuwwah and Imamat are unseen and alive. Nuur of Muhammad wa aale Muhammad existed first before other creation and will continue to exist, as long as Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) wishes to as blessings to creation. I am not talking physical part of Muhammad or Aale Muhammad. All earlier Prophets had witnessed the Nuur of Muhammad and Aale Muhammad. For physical needs we should ask duniawi doctors or experts to seek help. As for
  10. Where would Nubuwwah and Imamate leading to?
  11. Salam Excellent write up and very deep in meaning. In additional, it is very relevant to my understanding of Ahlulbayt. What i like the most (eventhough i like the whole article) is the point below: Maybe the topic would be better to be "Is seeking MEAN through Ahlulbayt obligatory or optional?" As for me, it is obligatory. If we don't believe and follow Imamat and Nubuwwah (or by pass the two), we will never reach to real Tawhid toward Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). If we embark on Imamat and Nubuwwah, the real Tawhid will reveal itself to us automatically.
  12. Salam... [Shakir 2:1] Alif Lam Mim. [Shakir 2:2] This Book, there is no doubt in it, is a guide to those who guard (against evil). [Shakir 2:3] Those who believe in the unseen and keep up prayer and spend out of what We have given them. [Shakir 2:4] And who believe in that which has been revealed to you and that which was revealed before you and they are "sure" of the hereafter. We are asked to observe taqwa, believe in "Unseen", establish the salah, spend out the rizq, believe in what has been revealed (past and present) and be in "certainty " of the akhirah. Faith or bel
  13. Salam, Spiritually, Ahlulbayt and us are connected. Whatever befallen upon them means the same to us. Whatever they feel, we are feeling it too. Most important thing, whatever Ahlulbayt did, especially sacrifices were all for the sake of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) sacrifices were for the sake of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Because of Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) has TOTAL TRUST in Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), it gave positive frequency to all of us. That positive freq is amplified to a magnificent level if it come with crying and m
  14. Salam, I fully understood you Brother. I am with you on this issue. Personally, i would only discuss the infallibility of Prophets as compared to other humans and not to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Because none can be compared to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) in term of Holy Attributes, i.e. level of Infallibility. What happen between Prophets and Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), is beyond us to understand. The Prophets will understand better because those things are their secret relationship with Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). If Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) re
  15. It seems that there are two points of view: 1. @Allah Seekeris making a statement that no one is at the level of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) in term of infallibility. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is Absolute in term of Infallibility. No one else, including all Prophets reaching the Absolute Infallibility, and therefore Prophets are still fallible when compared to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) whether they made mistakes or not. If someone believes that Prophets are infallible (because Only Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is the Absolute Infallible), he is making shirk. 2.
  16. My understanding: Zulm ( based on scenario) 1. You be a Zulm if you go against the standard, knowingly. Failed in all sense. An F. 2. You are a zulm because you believe that you have done above the standard set by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) set the grade at A. You believe you score A+. Arrogant... it is how Iblis turned into a Satan. 3. You be a Zulm to you own nafs if you go against the standard unintentionally or not realizing. Zuulamtu nafsi. Always take make up tests to improve the grade. 4. You believe you are zulm b
  17. Qur'an is source of guidance. But not all to be understood by us unless with correct interpretations through those whom Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) approved to interpret. If the issues are about events of the past, and people would not know unless Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) revealed it, we need correct interpretations. Otherwise, people will interpret Quran according to personal understanding. It is ok for a person to interpret the Quran based on his own understanding, as long as he keeps to himself. We do that all the time. The moment a person tries to spread his own
  18. With cautions. Because the correct interpretations of Quran is not with us. Those that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) mentioned in Quran about their substandard actions happened in the past based on many circumstances that we might not be sure of the real scenarios. When Adam ate the fruit, he was not yet a Prophet. He made repentance. Here Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) was talking on the human aspects of Adam (between him and Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)) and not the aspect of Nubuwwah. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) knows the inner part of everybody. Only
  19. Salam, There are 3 different levels 1. ALLAH (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), the Absolute in term of Infallibility. 2. Muhammad RASULULLAH and IMAMAT (waliullah)...Chosen Slaves of God. 3. Us, who are so-called followers. Please don't try to compare between #1 and #2. Everyone knows that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is above everything. Muhammad was physical human where we know that he needs to eat, grow up from a baby to adult, get married.. not much different than other human beings. But, Muhammad "Rasulullah" is different because Allah'(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ ت
  20. Man and woman are two Bright Stars in two different orbits. Some portions of the orbits overlap. Both should play their roles effectively. On the overlapping portions, both man or woman can assume the roles.
  21. Salam, I believe taking the vaccine for Covid19 is personal issue eventhough almost everyone is affected. There are so many unclear issues behind Covid19 and the vaccines. Since, i believe that everyone has access to Imam of our time and he is the Ulil-Amr, make sincere initiatives to seek his advise for our individual sake. Take or not to take the vaccine. Our Imam (عليه السلام) will tell us on the effective (the individual not for others) method to avoid Covid19 specific to us. In other words, the crisis will make us closer to our Imam. It doesn't mean we ignore scient
  22. Salam, Rasul (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) is the City of knowledge and Ali (عليه السلام) is the gate. Where to get the knowledge, even now,...we ever need more knowledge from the Prophet and Imams. Especially the interpretation of Quran that relevant to our time. Can we forget the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Ali (عليه السلام), since the City of knowledge and the gate are all physically dead and not attached to us now, we will be deprived to that knowledge. Ok ok, I understand...we go straight to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and ask for that knowledge!!!!, since t
  23. Salamu alaikum, All the surrounding mosques where I live adhere to Sunni Mazhab. My friends, fellow workers, and fellow Muslims are Shafi'i followers. When i am in the mosque, my prayer actions look exactly like others from the outside. From the inside, no one else knows what is going. No even my fellow shias know what inside, only from the outside. I don't bring attention to Sunnis on myself.
  24. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is the creator of everything. Whatever He (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) created are inferior to Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)...that include the universe, us and everything that we can see or not. Since "inferior than Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) " is the nature of all creations, then there exist inferior world that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) made for them. In addition, inferiority cannot be equal to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
  25. Salam, If it is not because of syafaat of Rasulullah ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) and Imams (عليه السلام) to us, we are all doomed. We lack so much in serving Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), even in our prayer. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) doesn't punish us yet because of Ahlulbayt. The Captain and Top Crews of the boat are performing, the rest of passengers get chances to reach the destination. It is time for us to read more Salawats and getting closer to Ahlulbayt so that we will know on how to correctly serve Allahbswt.
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