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  1. If anybody has a Classic old noha (or even a new one, but i prefer old ones) please let me know, i travel alot and need some nohay's to listen to.
  2. Salaam Alaikum I was hoping to get some insight on a debate i was having with some Shia friends of mine at the Imambargah. The Discussion is whether or not Iran is the face of tashayyu. one friend friend said something along the lines of many people see it as such, since it is a "Shi`i" country, but the vast majority of the `ulamaa' (even in Iran) do not even agree with the concept of Al-wilaayat 'l-mutlaqa. The sort of oppression and abuses the Iranian regime has committed against great scholars is absolutely unacceptable. Politics does weird things to people. And no matter who you are, if you aren't ma`sum, youre going to be doing a lot of harm if you are claiming to be upholding a concept like wilaayat mutlaqa. Iranian nationalism has been a huge problem in the Shi`I world. They have promoted unity in the same way the companions tried to promote unity - by forcing people to adhere to their political doctrines that they justified via religious arguments. Al-wilaayat 'l-mutlaqa has been nothing but a source of disunity. I answered by saying that Of course it is not perfect. Because as you said they are not masoom. But are they authority in fiqh and jurisprudence? I would assume so. This can be related to the government of mukhtar in a way. I do want to learn more about Iran though. He replied that the mujtahideen and maraaji` and in Iran who are/were considered a`lam do not affiliate with the government and criticize the regime repeatedly. al-sayyid sadiq ' l-rawhani (ddh) in Qum said he is at war with the iranian regime due to what he views as transgressions against the shari`a of Allah. And he said for that he was placed under house arrest for 25 years. This is the man who was given ijaaza for ijtihaad by al-sayyid 'l-khoe'i (q) when he was 14 years of age, and he is considered to be amomg the most supremely knowledgeable maraaji` of our time. Him and al-shaykh waheed 'l-khorasani (ddh) are considered by the hawza to be the most a`lam in iran. And both of them are extremely critical of the regime. seeing the number of crimes being committed by the Iranian government against some of the Maraaji` such as Al-Sayyid Sadiq 'l-Rawhani (ddh) is pretty worrisome, if we are to accept that Iran is the headquarters of Tashayyu`. Despite what students flocking back from Qum to the states may tell you, there is nothing at all wrong with criticizing and bringing attention to crimes committed by a government. In fact, we should do that. Look at the statement of Al-Rawhani (ddh) here: http://www.istefta.com/question/4383 He says he is in a state of WAR with the regime due to what he views as transgressions against the Shari`a. He also says that due to his opposition to the regime he was placed under house arrest for 25 years. Is this acceptable behavior for a government that claims to value political freedom and religious dialogue? Is this how you treat one of the greatest living scholars that we have today? Before him, there were even bigger scholars who criticized the regime. The biggest name that comes to mind is Al-Shaykh 'l-MIrza Jawad 'l-Tabrizi (q), who was considered A`lam in Iran during his time. In the end, Tashayyu` doesn't have a headquarters, because it is a religion, not a nationality. `Iraq, by the way, is the academic center of Shi`i learning (it has been for the past 1000 years, and it continues to be today). Where else were scholars like Al-Sayyid 'l-Khoe'i (q) (considered to be the greatest scholar in the history of Tashayyu` since the time of the Ghayba of the Imam (a)) and Al-Shaykh Murtadha 'l-Ansaari (q) (the scholar who is considered to be the one who brought ijtihaad to its height during the golden era of Shi`i ijtihaad) taught and where else did they do their research? The vast majority of Shi`i taqleed for the past 1000 years has been to the scholars in the Hawza of Najaf. The Hawza of Qum is a very new establishment. So if we can stretch an argument here about Tashayyu` having a headquarters, wouldn't it be Al-Najaf 'l-Ashraf, especially since the mash'hoor opinion for the past 1000 years has been a very limited scope for Wilaayat 'l-Faqih, which is upheld by all of the `ulamaa' except a few? My only reply to that was that Today, to Iran's east (Afghanistan and Pakistan) and to it's west (Iraq), the countries are ravaged by "NWO" and by NATO fledgling state sponsored terrorism. Not without it's problems, yet, in between, Iran is a refuge where Shia ( and Sunni, Christian, and Jew) live securely without fear of drone attacks or car bombs more so than anywhere else in the mideast thanks to the blood of the shohada of the 8 year war where they were invaded by Iraq and US chemical weapons. It is a place where both Deen and Scientific/technological achievement thrive in harmony unlike anywhere else. It is a nation through which Lebanon and Palestine were able gain victory over Israel and NATO for the first time in history, when all other nations (aside from Syria) turned their backs on them. For these merits alone, you should give the IR credit, ideological differences aside. He continued about how Al-Shaykh Waheed 'l-Khorasaani (ddh) or Al-Sayyid Sadiq 'l-Rawhani (ddh), who are considered among the scholars in the hawza to be the most a`lam in Iran today? Considering that a vast majority of the scholars in the Hawza does taqleed to one of those two, I don't think the die hard nationalism does too well there. All of the many many Mujtahideen, for example, who studied/study under Al-Rawhani (ddh) probably do not look at the government with much love or veneration, if they consider what the government has done to their teacher. The issue isnt as clean as people like to make it out to be. There are serious problems of political abuse against `ulamaa' there, and that much is clear. I asked him for specific examples of what the government did that was against the Sharia so the readers here including myself understand why this Maraja' went into house arrest. And then once you can provide examples, we can look at that under the light of how the certain actions were necessary in order to protect the government that they have sacrificed so many for or maybe certain actions were not necessary it can go either way. Can you please answer the question whether or not Iran is considered the face of the Shia, also why did Iran Arrest -Sayyid Sadiq 'l-Rawhani (ddh) for 25 years?
  3. Best thing to do is start praying, start taking control of your life. http://www.al-islam.org/shiism-imamate-and-wilayat-sayyid-muhammad-rizvi/concept-ahlul-bayt-tribal-or-islamic
  4. Where are you located. if your in the States go to Best Buy or PC Richards. they have some decent deals. last years models and the years before that are all quite cheap. you can get a decent laptop for like 300-400 dollars. even cheaper depending on the specs. if you get a smaller screen or a processor that is not the latest even less.
  5. I think it's because we get killed all over the world repeatedly.
  6. Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi if you havnt seen it, watch it.
  7. Salaam Alaikum Brothers and Sisters I have a quick question on the hadith narrated by Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS) im pretty sure that meantions a 94 yr old man by the name of Unwan Al Basri. here is a link if you want to read the full hadith its like 2-3 pages long. I had a few questions regarding this hadtih 1) is this the complete hadith 2) what is the meaning of it, why did the imam turn him away? 3) there have been ulama that have said if you read this hadith everyday knowledge will flow into the person like light fills the room, has anybody else heard this?
  8. The Wire,a older HBO drama about Western Baltimore it ended in 2008, its amazing for somebody looking for a glance at urban culture in the inner cities.
  9. saw 42 the other day, did not do justice to jackie robinson, do not recommend it in the theater, wait until its on tv.
  10. well the first question the answer is simple, just look at a time line of the Alhul Bayt, there was a Imam alive since Hazrat Ali took the throne, there graves are all over the middle east. if you chronologically look at the years they were all one after another. as of right now the 12th Imam is in Occulation and will not appear until the day of jugement.
  11. in that situation, its not easy, just have to ask for forgiveness, no other way for a person to get back on their mother's good graces..
  12. Here are a few that come to mind, most of the popular ones are already mentioned. 1) Jamshīd al-Kāshī (Ghiyāth al-Dīn Jamshīd Masʾūd al-Kāshī 2) Mir Fendereski 3)Mir Damad (Mir Mohammad Baqer Esterabadi) 4) Mulla Sadra (Ṣadr ad-Dīn Muḥammad Shīrāzī) 5) Murtaza Motahhari aka Ustad Motahhari 6) Grand Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi-Amoli (his specialty is transcendent theosophy make sure you are fully caffinated and alert when reading his works.. he's very deep i had to read each page twice...) 7) Hossein Nasr ( i had the pleasure to meet with him and talk with him for qutie a while, came to CT, USA for Imam Ali Conference.. guy is amazing..) 8) Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr 9) Geydar Dzhemal
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