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    layman reacted to Khurasani in Shia genocide in Afghanistan   
    i am hazara and this has been going on for more than a 100 years. There was a genocide on hazaras in the late 1800s that started it. Around 25-40% of hazaras got killed or fleed afghanistan. Hazaras are easily distinguishable from other ethnicities because of our turkic and mongol ancestry and get discriminated in afghanistan, iran, pakistan pretty much everywhere. Hazaras only got themselves to rely on thats why we also are the group in afghanistan that is fastest growing and are most educated but they are trying to stop that aswell by attacking schools and even schools reject hazara students many times and accept students of other ethnicities even though they have way higher marks. I have heard many stories about opression like this from people i know. A guy i know worked in iran and he got hired as a construction worker because they thought they could use afghans and not pay them. He didnt get paid for many months but eventually he went up to the boss and beat him up with a metal pipe after he said racist things about hazaras. Also from some famillies my family knows how their son was killed by taliban. Many more examples to name but yeah it is not well known as much.
  2. Disagree
    layman reacted to Jaabir in Shia genocide in Afghanistan   
    It's actually one of those ironic tragedies of this world, that the same people who have been oppressed for over a thousand years would rather voice *more* support for Palestinians, the overwhelming majority of whom view Saddam as a hero (over a million Iranian + Iraqi lives lost at the hands of this "hero") and many of whom don't even consider Shi'as as Muslims.
    Someone please tell me why I should spend my time and money on Palestine, ahead of the Yemeni children being bombed in school busses, the Qatifi children who are slaughtered in front of their mothers, the Syrian children who were bombed while escaping a warzone, etc.? Why does Palestine deserve more focus than the persecuted Sunni Muslims of Myanmar and China? They deserve more of our voice than Palestine.
    Take a look at activity on the Palestine thread while only a handful of replies for Afghanistan. Sickening. We are seeing schoolgirls (!) who are being attacked less than a year after women in a maternity ward were gunned down in broad daylight. All thanks to a barbaric ideology that would rather kill Shi'as more than the ideology cares for Palestine itself. I won't mince words in saying Iran has utterly failed Shi'as even though it considers itself as the "protector of Shi'as" and it is Iran that has Shi'as not knowing what their priorities should be. Pakistani Shi'as who fought in Syria as part of Zainabiyoun under Iranian command have been kidnapped and disappeared by intelligence agencies in Pakistan and Iran has completely abandoned them. Afghan Hazaras are the poorest and most persecuted minority neighbouring Iran (and in Iran!) but they would rather spend money on billboards of Sayed Khamene'i in Iraq and Lebanon?
    It baffles me how much I used to blindly support IRI in almost everything they did, donate towards Palestine in all the Quds day rallies I attended, defend IRI wherever I could. But they don't even consider our own oppressed in Bahrain-Qatif, Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc. a priority in place of Palestine. Iran is losing it's closest supporters and it's their own fault
  3. Completely Agree
    layman reacted to Mahdavist in Why is Aisha (RA) disliked by Shias   
    Correct, and therefore we have been instructed by our ulema to refrain from disrespectful comments. However, in general we do disassociate ourselves from those who opposed Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), His Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) and the Ahlulbayt (عليه السلام) , and this does include A'isha. 
  4. Completely Agree
    layman got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Why is Aisha (RA) disliked by Shias   
    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 stay at home after the wafat of the Prophet, but she violated that instruction.
     
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    layman got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Chrislam?   
    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.
  6. Completely Agree
    layman reacted to MexicanVato in Why is Aisha (RA) disliked by Shias   
    One of the strange things I find in Sunnism is since they try to sanctify all the sahaba, they end up making excuses for them by saying they were only exercising their ijtihad. It is said that both Aisha and Muawiya were just making ijtihad and even tho they were wrong, they will still be rewarded for their ijtihad. This to be me is a strange concept. Just imagine an example where I am in Saudi and decide to lead a rebellion. I would be casted away as a khariji, yet Muawiya and Aisha can make a blunder in their ijtihad, cause thousands to die and they are still rewarded? 
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    layman got a reaction from Eddie Mecca in Why is Aisha (RA) disliked by Shias   
    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 stay at home after the wafat of the Prophet, but she violated that instruction.
     
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    layman got a reaction from Diaz in Why is Aisha (RA) disliked by Shias   
    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 stay at home after the wafat of the Prophet, but she violated that instruction.
     
  9. Completely Agree
    layman got a reaction from Muslim2010 in Why is Aisha (RA) disliked by Shias   
    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 stay at home after the wafat of the Prophet, but she violated that instruction.
     
  10. Completely Agree
    layman got a reaction from Mahdavist in Why is Aisha (RA) disliked by Shias   
    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 stay at home after the wafat of the Prophet, but she violated that instruction.
     
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    layman got a reaction from MexicanVato in Why is Aisha (RA) disliked by Shias   
    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 stay at home after the wafat of the Prophet, but she violated that instruction.
     
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    layman got a reaction from Zainuu in Tawassul - Authentication And exact meaning   
    I have no problem with other people wanted to say on the methods of holding to Qur'an and Ahlulbayt.  They want to follow traditional ways...that is ok.
    As long as they are guided to the path to serve Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
    While I in was in the US as a student, i woke up one day and they was a writing on my forearm...in Arabic (Believe in Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and follow the path). 20 yrs later, i came to know that it was actually a hadith from Fatima Zahra (عليه السلام).  
    I even went to Qom to study religion (early 80s), but the admistrator for madrasah hujjatiah advised me to continue study in the US.  While in the US, i was close to Persian and Lebanese speaking groups (pro Imam Khomeini and Hezbollah ) to understand Quran and Ahlulbayt.  We would sit in discussion group and sometimes, the learning sessions lasted for more than 10 hours.  These were on for years.  At the same time, attended rallies and burned US and Israeli flags.  We were very much anti Saudi Wahabbi since 1980.  And the same time finished my studies.
    There were many experiences that i went through my life that make me believe Ahlulbayt are accessible.  How many times during critical situations, i was helped...  Witnessing these events firmed my belief.
    I don't promote my approach to others, rather i would say follow the traditional ways that many prominent Ulamas (or Marjas) have shown.
    There are many secrets in Islam from Ahlulbayts, some of these secrets may be shared to individuals (by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) Will) to increase the person's belief to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).  
    If a person can understand and feel how Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) and his army made the sujud to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) during afternoon prayer in the field of Karbala while facing enemy and death...then he will understand what prayer is. He will understand how much " zulum to nafsi" he has done and how much repentance he need to do.  That requires tawassul and syafaat.
  13. My Prayers
    layman reacted to guest 2025 in Salam, please take this moment to forgive everyone who has backbitten you   
    Allah will show us the same mercy that we showed. Perhaps if you forgive those who gossiped about you and slandered you, He will give you forgiveness from the people who you wronged in that way. In addition to this, there is a great reward for forgiveness and mercy, greater than what you would have gotten from them if you took your right from them on Judgement Day. So for your own sake, forgive all who have wronged you with their tongue.
    You could take it to the next level and forgive everyone for everything. If this is too much for you then you could say "I forgive everyone for everything EXCEPT x, y, and z." You could still be upset with them, but on Judgement Day you will not take your right from them. Don't do it for their sake, do it for the pleasure of Allah and for your own sake. Who knows what you might get for it on Judgment Day. I hope I will be pardoned in the same way.
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    layman reacted to Ashvazdanghe in Benefits of istagfar   
    https://en.wikishia.net/view/Istighfar
    https://www.al-islam.org/greater-sins-volume-3-ayatullah-sayyid-abdul-husayn-dastghaib-shirazi/tawba-part-one
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    layman reacted to Nad_M in "So that Allah may know..."   
    God is Omniscient but His attribute of Justice necessitates that he does not merely reward and punish people on the basis of His knowledge but only after we manifest our good or evil potentials during trials As denoted at the verse's end these tests are intricately connected to a higher wisdom known only to God. These actions that are in Allah's knowledge are not considered "done" until actually and concretely materializing. Several examples are given in the Quran to illustrate that principle, among the most explicit is the child slain prior to becoming an evil, sinful person. His potential evil remained in Allah's knowledge only, without materializing and therefore was not imputable to him.
    The trials are the "stumbling blocks" referred to in the Hebrew Bible which God puts on a person's path to reveal his potential Ezek3:21. For this purpose did Allah
    God puts us through these tests so that He might see us acting out, what He knew we would do. Again because He does not hold one accountable on the basis of His foreknowledge otherwise people might present the fact that "they did not do it" the day they are raised for accountability
    Wanting to see what you will do does not suggest that He does not know what you will do. He wants to see your actions when they happen on the ground although he knew that they will happen before. One may ask why? the reason is that we are accountable only to what we actually do. So, we are not accountable for our acts that are in God's knowledge until we do them and He observes them happen for fact. The verb "ilm" is not simply "knowing" but also conveys the sense of knowing factually, in concrete. The Aya is addressing our accountability and that is why it emphasizes God observing our actions
     
    God is Omniscient of all the Unseen realities of the heavens and earth, past, present and future 15:24-5,22:76,21:28,20:110"He knows what is before them and what is behind them, while they do not comprehend it in knowledge". His perfect knowledge encompasses man's unspoken, conscious thoughts as well as all that goes on within his subconscious self 3:29,4:39,6:3,9:78,14:38,13:10,20:7,27:73-74,29:10-11,35:38,64:4. It is but natural that He who creates knows His creation inside and out Many parallels can be found similarily expressed in the HB
    He knows the open and hidden realities of all creatures, those living or in the process of coming to life of whom He knows the most intrinsic natural and psychological endowments 31:34. The HB expresses a similar idea in Ecc11:5.
      As stated earlier, the verb "ilm" conveys the sense of knowing or knowing factualy, it doesnt negate pre-knowledge. When Allah takes action to know a thing as in 29:3, it is to know factually by manifesting the inner self in action. This is why such verses speaking of the test from Allah's perspective, or the surrounding verses, are accompanied by phrases making clear that the test is not aimed at revealing something unknown to Allah, but rather at reaching a higher objective ultimately beneficial for the God-conscious and disastrous for the willful rejectors The Quranic terminology of Allah "willing to know a thing" therefore does not mean that He is willing to find out something He does not know. In 5:94 the people are tested in a matter  then a few verses later, great stress is laid on Allah's all encompassing knowledge of the most intricate deeds and thoughts, whether open or kept secret  Just as Allah's taking an action "to know" the hypocrites from the rest does not reveal something unknown to Him, the same terminology is used in 2:143,18:12 and elsewhere, to mean that Allah's factual knowledge aims at making the hidden to be obvious to the persons involved, not to Him, so as to cause a seperation
    Like these trials, the day of Judgement is equally a device for God meant, among others things
    A similar terminology is used in the Bible Gen22:12. When speaking of the system of testing, the Quran states 3:140"and We bring these days to men by turns, and that Allah may know those who believe and take witnesses from among you". Through the testing, Allah seperates the right from the wrong and takes witnesses to the truth. This is further demonstrated in Sura Kahf/18. After a long sleep, Allah raises the sleepers up in order to "know" who will compute in the best of ways, the time they spent in their unconscious state; Some of them started guessing, only concerned with what had actually happened to them physically, while those deeper in their God-consciousness relied on Allah and knew that what they were put through had a higher meaning. Those that computed in the best of ways their time of sleep began witnesses to the truth, a means by which the others that failed can learn and grow spiritualy. A similar situation will occur on the Resurrection when some people will conjecture on the time they tarried on earth while others will recognize the fulfillement of Allah's decree 30:55-6.
     
    https://truthanvil.blogspot.com/2020/03/apostate-prophet-gets-philosophical.html?m=1
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    layman got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Did God create Colours?   
    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.
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    layman got a reaction from Zainuu in Ibn Arabi and the concept of Khatm ul Awliya   
    Additional hadith that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) created names and attributes as means between His Own Self and creature...  
     
     
    H 311, Ch. 16, h7
    Muhammad ibn abu ‘Abd Allah in a marfu‘ manner, has narrated from abu
    Hashim al-Ja’fari who said the following:
    “Once I was in the company of abu Ja’far al-Thani, the 2nd,
    recipient of divine supreme covenant, when a person asked him,
    ‘The names and attributes of the Lord, the Most Holy, the Most
    High, mentioned in His book (the Holy Quran) are they He
    Himself?’
    .....
    “Allah existed but there were no creatures. He created names
    and attributes as a means between His Own Self and the
    creatures. Through these means they pray to Him and ask Him
    for help, and names are the means to speak of Him. Allah
    existed without being mentioned. The One mentioned through
    names is Allah the eternal , Who will be there eternally. Names
    and attributes are created and their meaning and what they
    indicate is Allah, Who is by far above plurality and combination,
    which happens only to the moving things. If you say that Allah
    is compiled it is a false statement and so is saying that He is a
    great deal or very little. He His Own Self is eternal . What is
    other than the Only One, it is divisible. Allah is not divisible.
    Not even in one’s imaginations can be thought of as more or
    less. Everything divisible or being thought of as less or more, in
    one’s imagination, is created. All created things are signs of the
    existence of the Creator.
    .....
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    layman got a reaction from Zainuu in Ibn Arabi and the concept of Khatm ul Awliya   
    Salam, I am not sure of those scholars.  But, many Sufis believe in the statement underlined above.
    Let us try to understand from Al-Kafi
    H 304, Ch. 15, h4
    Muhammad ibn abu ‘Abd Allah has narrated from Muhammad ibn Isma‘il from some of his people from Bakr ibn Salih from Ali ibn Salih from al-Hassan ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid ibn Yazid from ‘Abd al-A‘la from abu ‘Abd Allah,recipient of divine supreme covenant, who said the following:
     
    “The name of Allah is something other than Allah Himself.  Everything that is called a thing is created except Allah. Whatever (like the word ‘Allah’) is expressed by the tongue or is  worked out by hands (written down) is all created. The word Allah is one example of names and an end to serve the purpose of naming. The end is different from the thing for which it is.  The end that is describable is created. The Maker of things is not describable by the limits of the fact behind the name. He did not become, so the maker who is other than Him would have recognized His becoming a being. Whatever end people may reach is something other than Him. Do not ever move away from understanding this rule. This is the true and pure belief in the Oneness of Allah. Observe it, acknowledge it and understand it by the permission of Allah.
    “Those who think they understand Allah by means of covering, form or image become polytheists; His covering, form and depiction are not Him. He is only One and one alone. How can one form a belief in His oneness by thinking that one is able to know Him through things other than Him? One comes to know Allah only by Allah His Own Self. One who cannot know Him by His Own Self has not known Him. He only comes to know something else. There is nothing between the Creator and the created. Allah is the Creator of things but not from a thing that was there already. Allah’s names are His names but He is different from His Own names and the names are other than Him.”
     
    More understand from the following hadith
    H 229, Ch. 5, h1
    Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Isa ibn ‘Ubayd from Hassan
    ibn Mahbub from ibn Ri’ab from more than one person from abu ‘Abd Allah,
    recipient of divine supreme covenant, who said the following:
    “Whoever worships Allah on the basis of Wahm, (a degree of
    acknowledgement that in terms of knowledge about His
    existence is valued less than fifty percent), has certainly denied
    His existence. Whoever worships the names without their
    meaning certainly has denied His existence also. Whoever
    worships both the names and the meanings he certainly has
    become a polytheist. There are those who worship the meaning,
    with an understanding that names only point to the attributes that
    He Himself has said are His. They firmly tie this up to their
    hearts and make their tongues speak it up in private and in
    public. These are certainly of the friends of ’Amirul al-
    Mu’minin Ali ibn abu Talib, recipient of divine supreme
    covenant.”
    According to another Hadith, “They, certainly, are true
    believers.”
     
    Wallahualam.
    Layman
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    layman reacted to Cool in "So that Allah may know..."   
    Salam,
    This subject has been briefly discussed in chapter 29. So I would like to suggest you to seek the answer of your question in light of the verses of chapter 29. 
    Surah Al-Ankaboot, Verse 3:
    وَلَقَدْ فَتَنَّا الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ فَلَيَعْلَمَنَّ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ صَدَقُوا وَلَيَعْلَمَنَّ الْكَاذِبِينَ
    And certainly We tried those before them, so Allah will certainly know those who are true and He will certainly know the liars.
    (English - Shakir)
    Please question yourself:
    1) Why Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has placed the system of tests & trials? So that He may know something which is not known to Him before? 
    2) Does Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is in "need" of our test/trial results to know something? 
    3) Who actually "knows" through the system of tests/trials? 
    Surah Al-Ankaboot, Verse 6:
    وَمَن جَاهَدَ فَإِنَّمَا يُجَاهِدُ لِنَفْسِهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَغَنِيٌّ عَنِ الْعَالَمِينَ
    And whoever strives hard, he strives only for his own soul; most surely Allah is Self-sufficient, above (need of) the worlds.
    (English - Shakir)
    Lastly, who Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) actually is?
    Surah An-Noor, Verse 25:
    يَوْمَئِذٍ يُوَفِّيهِمُ اللَّهُ دِينَهُمُ الْحَقَّ وَيَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الْحَقُّ الْمُبِينُ
    On that day Allah will pay back to them in full their just reward, and they shall know that Allah is the evident Truth.
    (English - Shakir)
    Due to shortage of time, I am just leaving hints for you in the form of different verses of Quran. Know that some of Quran's verses explains some of its verses. 
    Hope that with this post you will come to a better conclusion Insha Allah. Otherwise I will try to write my thoughts briefly when free. 
    Wassalam.
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    layman got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Is seeking help from Ahlulbayt obligatory or optional?   
    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 نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ {5} [Shakir 1:5] Thee do we serve and Thee do we beseech for help.
    اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ {6} [Shakir 1:6] Keep us on the right path.
    صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ {7} [Shakir 1:7] The path of those upon whom Thou hast bestowed favors. Not (the path) of those upon whom Thy wrath is brought down, nor of those who go astray.
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    layman reacted to Cool in Is seeking help from Ahlulbayt obligatory or optional?   
    The original question was that "Is seeking help from Ahlulbayt obligatory or optional?" 
    Here is my take:
    فَاسْأَلُواْ أَهْلَ الذِّكْرِ إِن كُنتُمْ لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ
    16:43 
    وَمَا آتَاكُمُ الرَّسُولُ فَخُذُوهُ وَمَا نَهَاكُمْ عَنْهُ فَانتَهُوا
    59:7
    هُوَ الَّذِي بَعَثَ فِي الْأُمِّيِّينَ رَسُولًا مِّنْهُمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتِهِ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ
    62:2
    إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَهَاجَرُواْ وَجَاهَدُواْ بِأَمْوَالِهِمْ وَأَنفُسِهِمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ وَالَّذِينَ آوَواْ وَّنَصَرُواْ أُوْلَـئِكَ بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَاء بَعْضٍ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَلَمْ يُهَاجِرُواْ مَا لَكُم مِّن وَلاَيَتِهِم مِّن شَيْءٍ حَتَّى يُهَاجِرُواْ وَإِنِ اسْتَنصَرُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ فَعَلَيْكُمُ النَّصْرُ إِلاَّ عَلَى قَوْمٍ بَيْنَكُمْ وَبَيْنَهُم مِّيثَاقٌ وَاللّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌ
    8:72
    It seems obligatory to seek help from them for they are the chosen ones, guides & divinely appointed leaders. 
    It is obligatory to be with the Sadiqeen, Sabireen. Following their footsteps is obviously obligatory and by following someone, you are basically taking his help directly or indirectly. 
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    layman got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Is seeking help from Ahlulbayt obligatory or optional?   
    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 السلام) to pass some of the important knowledge to his current and followers at individual level secretly and for their own good.
    The most important knowledge is on how to get closer to the current Imam at individual level so the Imam can act as waliyu Amr.  Everybody has roles to assist the Imam  and his sincere followers will know that roles at individual level.  There will not be contradictions between individuals.
    Since Imam is not physically present to all humans now, spiritual connection is the mean and that is why spiritual knowledge is getting more more important now.  Everyone must know his mission in life from his Imam so he will not loss in today's world that is full with veils blocking the truth. We tend to get busy with things not related to the Current Imam.
    Yes, today we can have access to most of books that were written in past.  Fast and quite accurate.  But, knowledge of Islam is more than from those books especially Tawhid.  Tawhid cannot be understood just by reading.  The same thing with Wilayat of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), Rasulullah and Imamat.  That is why we have level sincerity, yaqin, struggle, sabr and tawakkal.  All these cannot be fully written in books, there are all unseen.  
    Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has spread (the unseen) to us which we call Nubuwwah and Imamat.  The effects can been seen physically.  Use that spread and make a cloth so we can wear it on daily basis to face the world and to worship Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and to call upon Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) in the correct manner.  But wear it first before call upon Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
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    layman got a reaction from 313_Waiter in Why do we mourn for Ahlul Bayt? Yes I am Shi’a.   
    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 mourning.  Crying and mourning is our expression to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) on what has fallen to His Chosen Slaves..Imam Hussain, his family and companions.
    During crying and mourning, some people may feel that why Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) make them still alive and not with Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) and die alongside his companions for the sake of trusting Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and uphold the Sunnah of the Prophet.  They beat their chest as sign of to be with Imam Hussain (عليه السلام)...and as sign to avenge for his sacrifices.
    Worldly means nothing when we mourning for Ahlulbayt. Our trust to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) go to a maximum level.
    Salamu ala Hussain, wa ala Ali ibnul Hussain, wa ala Auladil Hussain wa ala Ashabil Hussain..warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
    Wallahualam.
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    layman got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Why do we mourn for Ahlul Bayt? Yes I am Shi’a.   
    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 mourning.  Crying and mourning is our expression to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) on what has fallen to His Chosen Slaves..Imam Hussain, his family and companions.
    During crying and mourning, some people may feel that why Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) make them still alive and not with Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) and die alongside his companions for the sake of trusting Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and uphold the Sunnah of the Prophet.  They beat their chest as sign of to be with Imam Hussain (عليه السلام)...and as sign to avenge for his sacrifices.
    Worldly means nothing when we mourning for Ahlulbayt. Our trust to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) go to a maximum level.
    Salamu ala Hussain, wa ala Ali ibnul Hussain, wa ala Auladil Hussain wa ala Ashabil Hussain..warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
    Wallahualam.
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    layman got a reaction from Cool in Fallibility of Prophets   
    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) revealed what happened in the relationship between Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and His Chosen Servants, that is within His right to do so.  That will not reduce the level of infallibility of Prophets as compared to other humans (due to divine protection).
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