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Abu Hadi

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  1. He may have some regret for what he did but what does it matter actually compared to what he did. It is like dropping a nuclear bomb on a city and then after everyone is incinerated turning to the one survivor and saying 'Im sorry'. What does it matter actually He is responsible for the utter destruction of an entire country. There is no amount of remorse that can begin to make up for that. Even if he cried till his tears became blood. I also think the amount of regret he has shown is minimal. If he really regretted what he did, he would tell the truth about 9/11 and the events that led up to the Iraq war. The whole truth. What he has said so far is not even 1 % of that
  2. First, when you say '5-7 million years', I don't think that is true for modern humans. If you are talking about modern humans, i.e. home sapiens sapiens, the species we belong to, they have only been around approx 160,000 to 80,000 years. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Homo-sapiens-sapiens The ones who came before that, i.e. Australopithecus, Homo sapiens neanderthals, we don't know if these were human beings like us or some other type of creation. There are many hadiths, as well as verses in the Quran that indirectly refer to other creatures that lived on earth before us who were similar to us in form. There are also many hadiths from Ahl Al Bayt((عليه السلام)) that talk about many 'Adams' before our Adam. The first fossil evidence of 'human like' creatures was found to be millions of years old(i.e. 'Lucy' and other fossils) , but these were not 'us'. We don't have any information about them, besides a few bones, so it's difficult to know exactly if or how they are related to us. Most of the science around these fossils is purely speculation presented as fact. Also, there were points in human history (I am talking about home sapiens sapien) where people lived much longer than they do now, according to Quran and hadith. There were prophets that lived for more than 1,000 years before they were succeeded by another prophet. So even if we take the furthest extent, 160,000 years, and we consider that there were 124,000 prophets and that some lived a very long time, compared to how long we live, it is easy to reconcile modern scientific theory (not scientific speculation) regarding human beings with Islam. About the history of the universe, we don't believe what the Christians believe, and what the book they call 'The Bible' says, i.e. that God created the universe in 6 - 24 hour days and that the history of the universe began approx 5,000 years ago. In the Quran, it says that 'Allah created the universe in 6 ayam'. Ayam is the plural of day, i.e. days, so six days but it doesn't say 24 hour days. Youm (day), singular form of Ayam, could refer to 24 hour day, it also could refer to an indefinite period of time, bracketed by certain events, not necessarily the rising and setting of the sun. The Quran mentions many times that 'Youm' or Ayam could be 24 hours, it could be years, centuries, or millennium or longer. So as Muslims, we believe that the universe was created in six periods of time. How long those periods were, we don't know. So this fact also does not contradict modern scientific theory regarding the creation and age of the universe. Christianity is based on the 'Bible' and Islam is based on Quran and authentic hadith from Prophet Muhammad(p.b.u.h) and Ahl Al Bayt((عليه السلام)) and the Quran and authentic hadith do not contradict each other. The 'Bible' was a book that is mostly written by people, based on their limited knowledge and experience. There maybe some 'authentic' sayings of the Prophets like Prophet Musa (Moses), Dawud(David), Sulaiyman(Soloman), Ibrahim (Abraham) that are divine in origin and are mixed in with the human sayings, which is why even Muslims have a certain amount of respect for it, compared to books which are wholly human writing, but this doesn't change the fact that most of it is of human, and not divine origin. For example, in Genesis 1, there is the famous passage about the creation of the Universe. After each verse, the line is added 'And there was morning and there was evening, a ___ day'. This means that these were 24 hour days, because morning refers to the rising of the sun, and evening refers to the setting of the sun, which happens in a 24 hour period. So the Christian teaching that the Universe was created in 6 24 hour days came from this. To the authors of the Bible, who were only familiar with Greek Civilization, which began around 3,000 years ago, and possibly Egyptian civilization (as we know it) which began approx 5,000 years ago, and other civilizations of the Near East (The Assyrian, Babylonian, etc), it was perfectly logical and plausible to them that the universe began 5,000 years ago because they had no evidence that anything existed before that time. So they wrote 'And there was morning and there was evening, a ___ day' because it sounded nice and it was logical, based on the information they had at the time they wrote it. Today, we have very much and very solid information that the universe in fact began billions of years before the Egyptian, Babylonian, and Greek civilizations. So there is no way to reconcile that with the verses in Genesis, besides the Christians to admit the fact that those verse, or at least the 'Morning and Evening' part was written by people and not 'divinely inspired', as they say, because obviously God knows in fact when the Universe was actually created and He(s.w.a) wouldn't lie to the people about that. If they do this, they then open up 'Pandora's box' and then the Christians will wonder 'which other parts of the Bible were written by humans and not 'divinely inspired'. That will of course be the end of Christianity as we know it today. So Christian leaders (i.e. the ones who benefit both financially and in other ways from the modern Church leadership structure) must find ways to 'dance around' these 'problematic verses' at any cost. The Quran is different. It is a book that is written by God, cover to cover and verse to verse, and was dictated to Prophet Muhammad(p.b.u.h) by the Angel Gabriel and Prophet Muhammad(p.b.u.h) is not the 'author' of the Quran as some claim. So amoung the modern Holy Books, only the Quran qualifies as a Divine source of guidance for mankind. The proof of that, which is evidence for all to see, is that the knowledge contained in the Quran is not limited by the knowledge that existed in Arabia in the 6th century C.E. The Quran contains knowledge which backs up solid scientific theory, even till today, and doesn't contradict knowledge that was unknown to the people of that place and time and in fact reinforces modern scientific theory, unknown to the people at that place and time by many, many verses. So that is the difference. Only God(s.w.a) has complete knowledge, that is not dependent on space and time, and since the Quran contains this knowledge, therefore the Quran is from God(s.w.a) and not from man. The Quran itself states 'If this(Quran) were from anyone other than God, you would have found much discrepancy within it'.
  3. If you are ever curious as to what evil manifested as a human being would be like, it would be like George Bush. (Jr. and Sr., they are both the same).
  4. If I were in that situation, I would have a 'heart to heart' discussion with her about the issues that are bothering you. I don't know the exact nature of your situation, but it's possible that because you're afraid to display bad aklaq with her, you're 'dancing around' the main issues. You need to be very honest, and straitforward even if that means you have a huge, dramatic fight. Sometimes, those are a blessing in disguise as long as you don't start to use bad language, physical abuse as part of the fight. She needs to know exactly, not approximately, how you feel and what your beliefs are about the marriage. If you lay everything out on the table, and with passion and forethought, and attempt to make logical arguments, and she still continues her same behavior for months after that, then I would consider divorce. The reason why is because even if she doesn't believe in Islam, at least she should have enough respect for you not to act in complete opposition to your beliefs in a public way, and especially in front of your children, whom she knows you are trying to raise as Muslims. A lady with no Iman, no taqwa, and no respect for her husband is not someone you want to be married to. I am not saying your wife has these qualities, because I don't know anything about her, besides the few facts you gave, but if you find her to be this way, after careful consideration, then the statement applies. Eventually, you will get into an impossible situation because of this. I have known many muslim brothers over the years who got married to non muslim women, and I can tell you from observing these relationships that 90% of them ended in tragedy, in some form or another. You might be that 10% that doesn't end this way, but going by probability, probably not. At the same time, having good aklaq with her increases the probability of the marriage not ending in tragedy, but it doesn't guarantee anything, since she is an independent human being whom you have no control over, in actuality. You can influence her in a positive direction, but that's about it. In the end, she will have to choose between the akhira and the dunya (Islam, or the negative influences of the society/family/etc). You can't choose for her. If you want to have a muslim wife, have more children, and have these children be raised in an environment where religion is not always a point of contention and dispute, then you should be able to have this. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) did not create you in order to 'stick' you in a situation where you are unhappy and where you feel your Iman and deen are headed in the wrong direction. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) only wants you to be fair, and practice haqq and not be abusive no matter what situation you find yourself in with your wife. I know divorce is awful, and this is probably the last thing you want. At the same time, being stuck in a situation for many years in which you are unhappy and you see your children suffering spiritually is probably more of an awful situation, and you probably know this already. Try to make your current marriage better, and give it one last chance. If that doesn't work, then you should consider the other option. Divorce is allowed by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) because noone should have to suffer for years in a situation in which they see no hope of it ever improving. Living in that situation is an even greater tragedy than divorce. At the same time, you should try your best to improve the situation, in every way you can think of before you consider divorce. Salam.
  5. The best thing you can do is encourage your brother to admit what he did and if necessary (depending on what wrong deed he did) make amends for the deed. For example, if he stole money, paying back the money, etc. Then to resolve never to do this deed again, and then do Tauba (ask Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) for forgiveness. Tauba is a three step process (Resolution never to repeat the deed, then silah (setting the wrong things right and restoring the haqq), then saying 'AstaghfirAllah'. You should encourage him in this.
  6. I don't think he said 'Sweden is an Islamophobic country'. This is mischaracterization. He is simply pointing out, as others have, the flaws in this 'documentary', and it is very doubtful whether the producers of this 'documentary' had any intentions other than spreading Islamophobia and insulting followers of Ahl Al Bayt((عليه السلام)) by their false allegations. I have never been to Sweden. I have been to Denmark several times, which I think is probably similar in terms of culture. I am 'well traveled' compared to most Americans. When I go to a new country, I don't go on a 'guided tour' with a group of Americans. These are boring to me. I like to go out and walk around to the normal places that people go and try to see what 'real' life is like there and get to know as much of the culture as possible while I am there. I have said in the past, and others have said that there are many wonderful things about these countries. They consistently score very high on the 'happiness index', and you can see why if you go there. People in general in these countries are generally friendly and tolerant, most places are clean, and the infrastructure is very good and organized compared to most other places in the world. https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/happiest-countries-in-the-world So they must be doing something right. This is my perspective, and in the interests of full disclosure, I am white (Ancestors from Northern Europe, various countries, though I grew up very far away from there) blond hair, green eyes. I am a man, so I don't wear hijab. So I realize that I am in a unique position, being Muslim, but actually looking quite like the locals. So there you go. At the same time, you cannot say they are now immune from any criticism and the brothers feels, and I also feel, that they are headed down the wrong path in terms of the political situation and this could end up alienating a significant portion of the population, who are Muslim and lead to bad consequences down the road. I think it is because the brother cares about Sweden and it's people that he is pointing this out in order to maybe affect some people into changing their mind about these issues and look at the facts objectively and if they want to know about Islam, or about 'Mutah', ask those people who actually know about the practice and how it is used in the real word, rather than looking at dubious sources for this type of information. Salam.
  7. Cleaned up Off Topic posts. There is some posts going around that assert that Sayyid Sistani allows abortion up to four months. This is absolutely false, here are the facts from his website. https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01121/ Question: I have a medical illness, and have become pregnant recently, under what circumstances is an abortion allowed? Answer: Abortion is not allowed after the implantation of the [fertilized] ovum [on the lining of the womb], except if the mother’s life is in danger, and in this case, it would be permissible to abort the foetus as long as the soul has not entered into it (i.e. before the end of 4 months); after the entering of the soul, it is not permissible, as an obligatory precaution. So the 'morning after pill' (prostaglandin) would be allowed if it is taken a few hours possibly up to a few days after intercourse, since it takes 6 to 10 days for the event of implantation to occur. Any other type of procedure or medication to end the pregnancy after that point (implantation) is haram, except in certain cases, posted above and in previous posts. This is according to all marjaa' that I am aware of, including Sayyid Sistani and Sayyid Fadallah((رضي الله عنه)). If brothers and sisters would like further details on the cases that are exception, please consult your marjaa. Sayyid Sistani has a Q&A on this issue in Englsih at the link above.
  8. When it comes down to it, I don't trust the EU, or NATO, or the US, or Putin, or Zelinsky. I think they're all corrupt and out for their own interest only. So who to believe in this situation ? I think Ukraine is being used as a pawn in an Empire game between Putin and the Western powers. The ones who are paying the price for this game, Ukranian Civilians, Russian Civilians, and the people of the world thru hyper inflation due to increase in food prices and fuel prices. I think the people of the rest of the world need to send a strong message to all named parties to '**** off' and stop using the people of the world as pawns in your games. I think this is what most of the world is saying. Unfortunately, they don't control events on the ground.
  9. The difference is that married people have the chance to avoid these dangerous and terrible addictions. Just because they have the chance does not mean everyone, or even most people will take that chance or opportunity which Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) gave them. As per the famous hadith, 'A married person has secured half their religion, but they must have taqwa to preserve the other half'. Marriage without taqwa is the same as no marriage. Just like a piece of bread that is half covered with mold. If something isn't done to stop the mold from spreading, pretty soon the whole piece of bread will be covered in mold. It is the same way with religion. If someone doesn't adopt taqwa to preserve their religion, at some point, their entire religion will be gone, no matter what opportunities they have been given by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) For a single man or women, even if they have taqwa, there is still a good chance that they will get into major sins because of the difficulty of remaining single for years at a time after they have the sexual desire and this desire is fully manifested in them. Especially in the current environment we live in, where any type of haram is available with a few clicks of the mouse or taps on a screen. So in this type of environment it is extra important for single brothers and sisters to get married as early as possible in order to preserve their deen. The muslim community should be facilitating this, and unfortunately they are failing at it most of the time. Brothers and sisters should still try their best and Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will reward them for their efforts regardless of what the community does or doesn't do. As it says in the Holy Quran , Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) does not waste or nullify the good works and efforts of the mohsineen (the good doers).
  10. It seems that Sweden is going down the same path that the US did in 2016 to 2020 and possibly again in 2024. When Trump ran in 2016 and talked about banning Muslims from coming to the US, and talking about 'why does Islam hate us' and other extremely stupid and ignorant things he said, I told my wife 'Don't worry, he won't win. The American people are not that dumb to support some clown like Trump'. Well guess what happened ? So I think to push these things aside and just think 'Well this wouldn't actually happen', is not a good idea, especially given the unstable times we are living in and the fact that there are very wealthy and powerful groups operating behind the scenes (mostly) in various places to destroy Islam and specifically the teaching of Ahl Al Bayt((عليه السلام)) and the system of Marja3at and Taqleed, We need to know what is going on and again, know about our religion in it's details so we don't get fooled by propaganda such as this 'documentary' and we are vigilant and aware concerning these types of issues. I am more careful than I used to be assuming bad and ridiculous things 'won't' happen.
  11. Thank you for that brother. I agree with your analysis. Living in the US, we are so absolutely swamped by anti-muslim propaganda, and especially anti Shia and anti Iranian propaganda, many of which comes from the US government itself, that it doesn't surprise me at all, even for a second, that the Swedish government is doing the same thing. We, as muslims and followers of Ahl Al Bayt((عليه السلام)) need to know about our religion in detail so that we don't fall for these propaganda traps, whatever language they are in and whatever entity is repsonsible for making them. As for the non muslims, and our Sunni brothers and sisters, the truth is easy enough to find if you are looking for it. If you are not looking for it, you will never find it. As Imam Ali((عليه السلام)) says, 'There is enough light for those who wish to see'. Salam.
  12. So I figured out how to switch the subtitles to English. The problem is, that I don't know if these are an accurate translation of what the people are saying. It is auto translated by machine, which is usually very inaccurate. If there is an English / Spanish / or Arabic version I will watch those. I can follow in those three languages. Swedish is completely foreign to me. BTW, I watched a little bit of it, and if the translation is correct, it seems like a typical 'hit piece' that non muslims make about Islam when they don't have a good understanding of the religion. Specifically, about the incident of 'Maryam' and 'The Sheik', if this even happened, it is not what the religion teaches, and pretty much any muslim, much less a 'Sheik' would know that. If a women comes to the masjid and asks for financial help you either A) give her financial help (i.e. money from khums and zakat, that's what it's for) B) Point her in the direction of someone or some entity or organization that can give her financial help. There are plenty of those in Sweden, since it's a country that's very generous with social benefits. If neither of those is an option, you make dua for her, but this scenario that they brought up, i.e. a women comes for financial help and you force her to marry a 'strange' man in order to get the help seems unlikely. It sounds more like some made up thing or a plot for a movie made by Mossad. In the entire history of Sweden, it probably has happened maybe once or twice, but seems very implausible and unlikely, based on my experience. Sweden is one of the easiest places in the world to get financial help. Why would a lady need to do that in order to get financial help ? Doesn't make sense. I've never been to Sweden, but unless there is some strange phenomenon happening in Sweden that isn't happening in any other Muslim community in the 'West', this scenario seems very strange and unlikely. Again, seems like a typical 'hit piece'. There are lots and lots of those nowadays. Not worth watching the rest.
  13. I clicked the link. It's a swedish documentary. I don't speak Swedish. Is there an English version ?
  14. I've never heard of this documentary. Can you post a link to it ?
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