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    Amina reacted to reisiger in Donald J. Trump [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    I think you're talking about my post.  The wrong ones are armed.  The same people who voted for him are the ones with the guns. 
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    Amina reacted to reisiger in Donald J. Trump [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    And you're underestimating the gravity of the situation.
    With all respect, and I say this as someone with graduate degrees in political science, your second paragraph is dead wrong.  The system of checks and balances has been under siege, ignored, watered down, and dismantled to the point where he will eventually legally strengthen executive power in a manner not unlike but far exceeding two of the worst presidents in the nation's history: Richard Nixon and George W Bush. Both sought to strengthen the executive and rule by executive order rather than legislative process.
    Checks and balances aside, we are seeing the erosion of democratic process, of a free and independent press, and of an independent judiciary; and although these were not specifically enshrined in the Constitution, the founders understood them to be necessary, so again, I say that he is indeed an aspiring totalitarian and he has many wiling accomplices who will be happy to put on brown shirts and goose step down memory lane, and anyone who disagrees is being willfully blind or a sympathizer.  Watch as they emulate tactic after tactic used by the NSDAP to convince the German populace to bring them to power, and once there they never give it back; coincidentally, many of the psychologically manipulative things the Nazi propaganda machine did were coopted by US intelligence during the cold war, and have since been applied to business and marketing, and I don't think I need to mention Herr Drumpf's background.
     
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    Amina reacted to reisiger in Donald J. Trump [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    Absolutely agree with you.  In addition to 1984, I would suggest reading Mein Kampf, Newspeak is absolutely being the order of the day.  We haven't had a decent president since Eisenhower.  Kennedy may have become better, but we can never know. 
    The thing that shocks me is that there is not more outcry against the electoral college.  In classic GOP fashion, having nothing to offer in terms of actual ideas, they rode a wave of bigotry and manipulated the system so that the same system that led to victory was the same system that the founders put in place precisely to prevent anyone who was not qualified for office from holding it.
    As with so many other things in the Divided States of Embarassment, people go through motions or are loyal to party over country, even though the positions espoused by that party are fundamentally unconstitutional and contrary to the philosophical underpinnings of the republic, the lever is still pulled.
    To me it's clear- we have seen since the disastrous citizens united decision, the partisan court- anyone who calls the liberal justices activists is dead wrong, Scalia and Thomas alone were immensely worse, especially in cases involving Monsanto (for whom he was formerly chief counsel); chief "justice" Roberts is even worse- refusing to enforce the SCOTUS code of conduct on the judges.  And then righties will have the nerve to call the liberal justices "activists" FauxNews will repeat it ad nauseam and the same people who want to believe in a liberal media (effing joke BTW- 6 corporations own all news outlets in the Divided States of Embarassment, so it is the CORPORATE media not the LIBERAL media- to anyone considering arguing, don't bother because you are objectively and demonstrably wrong, but then again, the right generally does not tend to care about actual facts; they prefer alternative facts. Anyway, since that horrendous decision and the even worse McKutcheon vs FEC, the wealthy simply buy elections.  Yay plutocracy!  But the problem isn't the flawed 2 party system (easiest system to rig); it isn't the undue influence of $$$$$$ in elections; it isn't the corporate owned media hungry for ratings (yes the 4th estate has utterly failed and gave this moron the keys to the car that the president whom I thought would be the worst we ever had - W- had crashed... it's all the fault of immigrants, women with the audacity to want control over their bodies, and Mexico.  Beam me up Scotty.. these people have lost their bloody minds!
    As much as I want to leave this disaster that I am ashamed to call the land where I was born, I feel like I have a duty to stand up and fight this ***-hat and his supporters in every way possible and, to quote Malcolm X, by any means necessary.
     
     
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    Amina reacted to reisiger in Donald J. Trump [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    I've understood the same to be correct.  how do people not see the rise of a fascist state? Anyone who supports drumpf is wrong. full stop. 
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    Amina reacted to Ali_Hussain in Donald J. Trump [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
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    Amina reacted to notme in Donald J. Trump [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    Everyone who is following this topic needs to go find a copy of 1984 and read it if they've never read it before, so they will recognize Newspeak when they see it. 
    We haven't had a decent president in my lifetime, but this one far surpasses the others in both incompetence and evil. He scares me. 
    I know I tend toward paranoia and I love a good conspiracy theory, but this is real. This time it's not fun. 
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    Amina got a reaction from yusur317 in Women And Equality In Islam   
    (bismillah)
     
    Isn't it obvious to all?
     
    Compassion is bad - and this just because someone had the temerity to call compassion a virtue more pronounced in women than in men...
     
    I guess some of us would rather die than agree that a woman can have any virtues or rights at all...
     
    What a sad world... And I would be really scared to use Qur'an the way some people do... 
     
    Amina
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    Amina got a reaction from yusur317 in Women And Equality In Islam   
    (bismillah)
     
    (salam) everyone,
     
    But you see, my brother who loves Abbas a.s, what these nice women-respecting brothers regularly omit to add to those traditions and ayaat that they so passionately cite over and over again, is that there
     
     are further ayaat and tradions (many, many of them!) that allows those hard working (and only sometimes under-appreciated) wives to demand a wages for their housework from their husbands, and the
     
    same goes for breastfeeding the children - so I, as 
     
     a "mere" Muslim woman, am not a underprivileged, enslaved cheap laborer imprisoned in my own house, and a sex-slave to some over-privileged brute who knows only his own rights by heart - and
     
     conveniently forgets all those about his obligations - and all this apparently blessed by God - oh, no!  ('Audhu billah!)
     
    I am a wife who was always looked after and cherished by my husband, who used to help me and wash the dishes after supper, who used to clean the loo after himself, feed me all
     
    sorts of fancy food during my pregnancies and while I breastfed our daughter, and who loved me and looked after me in all possible ways - and it really and truly is the truth. 
     
    There are literally hundreds of ahadeeth from the Apostle of God (pbuh) and the Ahlul Bayt (as) that show how much they loved and cherished not only their womenfolk but all of us.
     
    It would be an impossible undertaking to list all of them, but they have left one feeling in my heart after more than three decades of being a Muslim - I am created, nurtured, protected, respected and
     
     cherished human being, and nothing less! My Creator loves me, and has endowed me with so many qualities and capabilities that it is impossible to count them.
     
    I can do almost all that my soul mate - a man - can do, but I am designed to do the best and most valuable - while he toils and sweats for money, and must protect me with his life, I beget, nourish and
     
     educate new generations of this Ummah... And maybe he appears to have some rights over me so that he would be able to have some self esteem at all... :shifty:
     
    Seriously, I have met so many good Muslim men in my life, and was married to one, that were (and are) loving and respectful, that that handful of hating, uneducated ones (poor souls!) truly count for nothing
     
     for me - no matter how many times they cite those few ahadeeth, they can never undermine my self esteem and pride for being a woman and a Muslim...
     
    True, many millions of women suffer in this Ummah and are being mistreated, neglected and despised by men, and that is the fact, but it has nothing - NOTHING - to do with Allah te'ala or Islam - it is only a 
     
    product of ignorance and mis-education, that we all have to work to end, by any means - not least here in our ShiaChat.
     
    Kindest regards,
     
    (still just a sister) Amina
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    Amina got a reaction from yusur317 in Women And Equality In Islam   
    (bismillah)
     
    (salam) everyone,
     
    I find this discussion interesting and illuminating, but, having read this and other similar threads, I cannot help but wonder if some of our esteemed brothers in faith, who so staunchly defend the point of women having less rights than the men because they are weaker, more emotional etc, do not simply want to say that we women are less worthy then men, but cannot say it openly, so they  hide behind these 2-3 much cited ayaat and ahadeeth, ignoring the wast majority of others, where our rights are defended and explained..
     
    When such discussions came up in our home, my husband used to laughingly remind the women's rights-opposers of the hadeeth nabawi that stated that, if men knew all the rights of women in Islam, they would wish to be a woman. 
     
    Can you imagine what angry ogling and fuming that provoked...  :shaytan:
     
    Sorry, I know it's sooo much easier and "beneficial" on one's ego to just believe that men are all and women nothing... :shifty:
     
    Kindest regards (and apologies  :mellow: ) to all, 
     
    Amina
     
    P.S. The aforementioned hadeeth is not the product of my imagination, but genuine and can be found in the Internet ahadeeth compilations, I am sure, if one wants to invest some time to such a terrible cause!
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    Amina reacted to notme in Raped women are forced to marry their rapists in the Bible!   
    Yeah like educate the men that women aren't "single use". She would undoubtedly be traumatized, but she's not likely to be ruined for life! 
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    Amina reacted to Syed Mohammad Abbas Ali in Palestinians asked what they think of Shias.   
    I saw this video couple of weeks ago. It doesn't mean to harm anyone's belief. They were just taking opinions. See other videos of the youtuber. They are all good. 
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    Amina reacted to certainclarity in Palestinians asked what they think of Shias.   
    I can't see the video, but I can say Shias are those who are like Imam Hassan , Hussain, Salman and Abu Dhar.
    If any one is like them they are shias, the rest of us are wannabes.
    So probably it was better to ask them, what they think about the personality of Imam Hassan, Hussein, Salman and Abudhar.
    99% of us dont reflect the characteristics of the above mentioned so we cannot be considered Shias...
    The title Shia has been used very casually by us... most probably we are shias of our own opinions, and very unlikely we are the Shias of ahlul bayt, as this title is very exclusive.
    So neither the so called sunnis are following the sunnah of the prophet nor the so called shias following the ahlul bayt.
    Most of us are following the sunnat of our own opinions.
    I feel bad for all those who say and claim to be Shia  and sunni, as both are claiming a high position without the necessary deeds to reflect it...
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    Amina reacted to ShiaLuma in Anyone here really consider ISIS as part of Islam?   
    ISIS are basically people who like to defame Islam. They're the reason why we as Muslims are misrepresented to many people.
    I wouldn't consider them to be a part of Islam. 
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    Amina reacted to Akbar673 in Anyone here really consider ISIS as part of Islam?   
    I don't even consider them as a part of humanity, let alone Islam.
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    Amina reacted to alirex in Anyone here really consider ISIS as part of Islam?   
    Pigs are doing what they are designed for from God Almighty, don't insult pigs. I will complain Animal Rights people.
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    Amina reacted to أبو فاطمة المحمدي in How Popular Scientist Albert Einstein Became Shia   
    Actually, that was a parody of the OP, and a mockery of it.
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    Amina reacted to Mohd ibrahim in How Popular Scientist Albert Einstein Became Shia   
    الله يسلمك ويخليك
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    Amina reacted to J.Gold in How Popular Scientist Albert Einstein Became Shia   
    How do you lie to me! I saw Aristotle in my masjid last Friday!
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    Amina got a reaction from Syed Fatima in A dream about Imam Mahdi (as)   
    Salam, sister Fatima and everyone, 
    I just wanted to say that I love hearing about dreams in which believers meet any of the Holy personalities (as) and it always makes me cry...
    About your dream, dear sister, well, there are various explanations from various persons, but we all agree on one basic thing - it can only mean something truly good! 
    So don't be bothered by comments of some people, who are, sadly,unable to feel, understand or even accept the many forms of Love our Creator (swt) pours on us every moment of every day. They will deny your dream in harsh words, deny it's goodness, deny it's many possibilities, indeed some deny the very connection between our Loving and Merciful Creator and us!
    So be happy about your dream, be thankful for it and ask Allah (swt) for explanation if you need it. And may all your ziyarat in Iraq be accepted - how I envy you for such luck, to have seen and entered all those holy places! Karbala' is indeed an "axis of spirituality"... 
    So pray for us, who are still waiting on the opportunity to visit those blessed shrines, and pray that Allah te'ala in His Mercy touches and opens those cold hearts, unable to accept His closeness although He Himself stated clearly that He is closer to ourselves than our jugular vein, and who suffer endlessly in that empty coldness, that is worse than any other suffering - being far away from His Love and Mercy (even if it is only an illusion).
    By the way, I do wonder how the Misk from that Falcon smells... I sincerely hope that it has the pure scent of Allah's (swt) Love, His Closeness and His Mercy... And maybe just a touch of fragrant tears from Karbala'... 
    Kindest regards,
    Amina
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    Amina got a reaction from sabiraa in Saudi Sheikh permits incest for the terrorists in Syria   
    Salam,
    Gulf News are reliable media outlet? 
    Actually, how do we, who are not familiar with any media outlets from the gulf states in general, how do we determine who is reliable and truthfull, or just serves the royals of their country? Or sell propaganda? What are the criteria? How do you choose whom to trust, brother Bukhari8k? Can you explain your criteria?
    And if you could, please mention three or four gulf newspapers, that you trust and read regularly? 
    I would really, really want to read their point of view (from serious newspapers), but here in rural Switzerland we do not see Qatari or Saudi newspapers being sold at the kiosk in the village center... :-(
    Salam and thank you in advance,
    Amina
     
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    Amina got a reaction from Struggling_onn in Imam Mahdi a.s is probably mostly black by race   
    Salam, A.A.Repentance
    Your last argument is indeed the most true wake up call for white-skin-lovers, and people with racistic tendencies in general.
    It just occured to me - all those Middle Eastern "very white" individuals, so proud of their colour among the generally darker population of the Middle East, are in Europe, and the West in general, considered dark and often looked down upon (and often discriminated in many aspects of the daily life) by those "truly white" Caucasians - so it is good-bye to fair-skin-glory... 
    And so every nation finds someone to despise, and there is always someone even whiter than you, and then there is always someone darker than the others - and it may this time even be you!
    So the wheel keeps turning since the dawn of mankind, and the children of Adam (as) still manage to find something irrational to hate and despise each other for -  some ridiculous "reason", even though they know it is completely irrational and primitive...
    I think the only cure for this ancient malady of the heart is to spread love and acceptance, and to cherish and enjoy this wonderful diversity and all it's forms of beauty. 
    And keep oneself away from "discussing" irrelevant and badly disguised matters of skin colour preferences, especially when our beloved Al Qa'im (aAfs) is concerned.
    He (aAfs) is coming soon, I hope, so let us be prepared to behold his blessed beauty - the beauty of his courage, of his purity, of his holiness, of his noble ancestry, of the Truth and Light that he brings with him, and of his blessed appearance and his beautiful, shining face - whatever shade of colour it has! 
    He (aAfs) is a true Arab, the successor of his Arab forefathers (as), the son of Allah's (swt) Messenger (sAawa), who was the true and genuine Arab, too. So doesn't that most noble lineage make him worthy to be called "waseem", like his grandfather, the Apostle of Allah (sAawa), whatever his colouring is? Which believer, who had that honour and that divine gift to meet him (aAfs) would (and could) be so vain and lost to even remember such insignificant issue of skin colour?!
    Sorry everyone, but here the two of some of the most sensitive issues for me collided - the skin-colour-preferrences, that I have known so well throughout my whole life and deeply abhor, and the mentioning of Our Qa'im, may Allah te'ala hasten his reappearance and make us worthy to die as shuhada between his blessed arms. So I just tried to make some matters clear, even if it sometimes hurts, and make us all turn our focus on truly imortant issues. I did not wish to hurt anyone, but sometimes facing the truth as it is is crucial for all of us. (if we can face that truth about ourselves, and not deny it!)
    I promise that this was the last "sermon" from me.
    Kindest regards,
    Amina 
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    Amina got a reaction from guest050817 in Imam Mahdi a.s is probably mostly black by race   
    Salam, A.A.Repentance
    Your last argument is indeed the most true wake up call for white-skin-lovers, and people with racistic tendencies in general.
    It just occured to me - all those Middle Eastern "very white" individuals, so proud of their colour among the generally darker population of the Middle East, are in Europe, and the West in general, considered dark and often looked down upon (and often discriminated in many aspects of the daily life) by those "truly white" Caucasians - so it is good-bye to fair-skin-glory... 
    And so every nation finds someone to despise, and there is always someone even whiter than you, and then there is always someone darker than the others - and it may this time even be you!
    So the wheel keeps turning since the dawn of mankind, and the children of Adam (as) still manage to find something irrational to hate and despise each other for -  some ridiculous "reason", even though they know it is completely irrational and primitive...
    I think the only cure for this ancient malady of the heart is to spread love and acceptance, and to cherish and enjoy this wonderful diversity and all it's forms of beauty. 
    And keep oneself away from "discussing" irrelevant and badly disguised matters of skin colour preferences, especially when our beloved Al Qa'im (aAfs) is concerned.
    He (aAfs) is coming soon, I hope, so let us be prepared to behold his blessed beauty - the beauty of his courage, of his purity, of his holiness, of his noble ancestry, of the Truth and Light that he brings with him, and of his blessed appearance and his beautiful, shining face - whatever shade of colour it has! 
    He (aAfs) is a true Arab, the successor of his Arab forefathers (as), the son of Allah's (swt) Messenger (sAawa), who was the true and genuine Arab, too. So doesn't that most noble lineage make him worthy to be called "waseem", like his grandfather, the Apostle of Allah (sAawa), whatever his colouring is? Which believer, who had that honour and that divine gift to meet him (aAfs) would (and could) be so vain and lost to even remember such insignificant issue of skin colour?!
    Sorry everyone, but here the two of some of the most sensitive issues for me collided - the skin-colour-preferrences, that I have known so well throughout my whole life and deeply abhor, and the mentioning of Our Qa'im, may Allah te'ala hasten his reappearance and make us worthy to die as shuhada between his blessed arms. So I just tried to make some matters clear, even if it sometimes hurts, and make us all turn our focus on truly imortant issues. I did not wish to hurt anyone, but sometimes facing the truth as it is is crucial for all of us. (if we can face that truth about ourselves, and not deny it!)
    I promise that this was the last "sermon" from me.
    Kindest regards,
    Amina 
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    Amina got a reaction from thuglife in Waking Up To Voice Of Imam Mehdi As?   
    (bismillah)
     
    (salam) brother,
     
    Believe what your heart tells you, and do not be discouraged by the skeptics who try to rationalize every little thing they cannot comprehend. Qur'an is full of miracles that Allah te'ala did to strengthen the faith of the believers, and in the lives of the Messenger of Allah  (pbuh) and the Imams  (as) there are also many things that cannot be explained away rationally.
     
    But the whole concept of faith in God is to believe in the signs around you, and in the unseen world, as we are not capable of seeing Him and yet we testify that He exists in each prayer. That is what is asked of us right in the beginning of the Qur'an, in Suratul Baqara: true believers believe and testify that there is the "invisible" God, and the unseen worlds, the angels and so on. The core of any faith is never rational, that is the whole point and that is where we are different than the non-believers - if God were here for everyone to see, what would be the point of non-believing or who would need the Books and the Messengers?  But some of us have their inner doubt and that is why they vehemently oppose any kind of (what they perceive as) irrationality, as though the Qur'an was just a book of law, or a compilation of historical stories, and nothing more. It must be very sad to live in such a small and black-and-white world... No miracles, no heart warming stories of triumphs of faith over the rational ego, that move your heart and make the tears flow out of gratitude and faith... 
     
    Also, the instances where the Hidden Imam  (as) was seen by people of faith are numerous and well documented - remember the story of how Majid Jamkaran was built by the order of Imam  (as) himself.
     
    I have also seen in one of the posts here on SC a video, where Ayatullah Bahjat (qas) tells the story of one of his friends seeing and conversing with our beloved Imam, may Allah te'ala make us his sacrifices. But also many "normal" believers are reported that they have encountered him, and he  (as) never said that no one ever shall be able to see him during the major occultation, only that he shall not have any regular representatives like those during the minor occultation.
     
    I do not know what you heard and if that was real, but if it makes your faith firmer and stronger, and makes you feel closer to the Imam  (as), then it cannot be wrong. 
     
    Kindest regards,
     
    Amina
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    Amina reacted to Meesum_Mtl in Psychological Warfare on the Internet   
    Who attacked who? Media can create doubts to influence your position on what is right or wrong
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    Amina reacted to S.M.H.A. in Psychological Warfare on the Internet   
    Bismillah, ar-Rahman, ar-Rahim
    AsSalaamu Alaykum,
    I like to solicit your input on the following important  and timely topic of Psychological Warfare[PW] on the internet/forums.
     
    Psychological Warfare employs any weapon to influence the mind of the enemy.
    On the internet, what weapons/tactics/ strategies can be employed by our external/internal enemy  to influence our minds.
    Creating Doubts is one.
    What else do you think, can be employed by our External/Internal enemy to influence our minds?
    WS
    Layman.
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