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Maryaam

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    Maryaam got a reaction from Khazim in Men with One Testicle   
    Your wife (who is supposed to be holding intimate private information between you as private) has told her family , who are now most likely telling other people, that you are impotent and you are not - intentionally ruining your reputation and possibly ability to remarry given that there is false information about you.  
    If money is the language that they comprehend, I would turn their world around and aggressively sue for slander.  
    This does not sound like an issue to do with a medical condition; it is just a screen.
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    Maryaam reacted to notme in The Firestorm on Ilhan Omar   
    1. Anti-AIPAC is not the same as anti-semitic. 
    2. We need to look extra critically at anything which isn't allowed to be criticized. 
    I don't feel that she needed to apologise, but it was classy that she did. If only The President could follow her lead. He's got volumes to actually apologize for, but I'm not holding my breath. 
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    Maryaam reacted to Akbar673 in The Firestorm on Ilhan Omar   
    I've really become a fan of Ilhan Omar over the last few weeks. What's really become interesting and eye opening is, as a result of her calling out AIPAC as being the vehicle through which Zionists buy up politicians, is that there have a been a mountain of moderate Jews out there on Social Media and in Jewish media that are agreeing with Ilhan's comment. Not just regular Jews but also Jews in Journalism, Media, as well as Jews that are serving in Congress such as Rep. Max Rose from NY (who incidentally was the first to deem her tweet as feeding into the belief that Jews use money to advance their interests) who after meeting with Ilhan to discuss the Tweet walked out her office, met with reporters and stated that he accepted her apology, that they spoke and discussed the topic and that he looks forward to working with her in the future. After saying that, he then slammed the media for trying to make more out of it than it actually was and accusing them of only attacking Ilhan and not having attacked Rep. Kevin McCarthy (who started this whole scenario in the first place, most probably at the behest of AIPAC, Sheldon Adelson and/or Haim Saban or even all three combined) for slamming Jews as bribing politicians earlier on in another Tweet. He also stated that a criticism of Israel is not anti-semitic.
    The hashtag #IstandwithIlhan is trending on Twitter and the majority of the posters are Jews who disagree with the Zionist mentality. Not too dissimilar to how moderate Muslims have a serious problem with Wahabbis but just never had an event that would require them to voice their opinion such as this was. They don't consider a criticsm of Israel's policies to be deemed Anti-Semitic. You'd be surprised, as I was, as to how many morderate Jews stand with Palestine.
    This is a major shift due to her Tweet. Even her apology has led to many Jews claiming that she had no reason to apologize, and the ones that did take offense to the Tweet are accepting her apology and agreeing that Israel needs to change its inhuman policy towards Palestine. A few years ago, this would never have happened. I think the fact that we have a progressive minded Muslim in Congress who speaks and carries herself with class and civility is a fantastic thing. Also, she treats everyone with akhlaq, both in person and on Social Media, which only confirms to everyone why akhlaq was such an important quality with the Ahle Bayt (عليه السلام), its a weapon of immeasurable power.
    I'm really eager to see where Ilhan being in Congress takes us. If things go in the current direction that they are in now we could be seeing a lot of positive things coming out of it.
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    Maryaam reacted to notme in The Firestorm on Ilhan Omar   
    Because the Republicans are worse. 
    In a representative democracy, you the individual will rarely, if ever, find a political representative who shares all your views and values. What a person must do is either run for office and get elected, or choose the one who appears to come closest. 
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    Maryaam reacted to Akbar673 in The Firestorm on Ilhan Omar   
    There's lawsuits being filed in almost every state in opposition of this law. American are claiming its a denial of their Right to Free Speech to not be able to criticize the actions of a Foreign Power. This is going to become a landmark issue that will further weaken the Israeli hold on American Govt. As I mentioned above, its Moderate Jews that are leading the charge on this as well because they now have a reason to speak out against Israel's treatment of Palestine.
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    Maryaam got a reaction from Khazim in Men with One Testicle   
    Your wife (who is supposed to be holding intimate private information between you as private) has told her family , who are now most likely telling other people, that you are impotent and you are not - intentionally ruining your reputation and possibly ability to remarry given that there is false information about you.  
    If money is the language that they comprehend, I would turn their world around and aggressively sue for slander.  
    This does not sound like an issue to do with a medical condition; it is just a screen.
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    Maryaam got a reaction from Khazim in Men with One Testicle   
    Your wife (who is supposed to be holding intimate private information between you as private) has told her family , who are now most likely telling other people, that you are impotent and you are not - intentionally ruining your reputation and possibly ability to remarry given that there is false information about you.  
    If money is the language that they comprehend, I would turn their world around and aggressively sue for slander.  
    This does not sound like an issue to do with a medical condition; it is just a screen.
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    Maryaam reacted to Leibniz in China Is Treating Islam Like a Mental Illness   
    Does anyone know of any Muslim majority country which has officially raised voice against these misdeeds of China?
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    Maryaam got a reaction from Khazim in Men with One Testicle   
    Your wife (who is supposed to be holding intimate private information between you as private) has told her family , who are now most likely telling other people, that you are impotent and you are not - intentionally ruining your reputation and possibly ability to remarry given that there is false information about you.  
    If money is the language that they comprehend, I would turn their world around and aggressively sue for slander.  
    This does not sound like an issue to do with a medical condition; it is just a screen.
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    Maryaam reacted to King in China Is Treating Islam Like a Mental Illness   
    lol Pakistan won't question China, their ties are too strong.  To think any country actually puts religion above all else is foolish, governments only care about their own interests.
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    Maryaam reacted to Mahdavist in China Is Treating Islam Like a Mental Illness   
    Doesnt seem to have stopped Israel from taking you over 
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    Maryaam reacted to Sumerian in China Is Treating Islam Like a Mental Illness   
    This is why you never let any country have too much power inside your own country. China has a lot of power in Muslim countries, even in Iran, and have a lot of money and investments in these countries. That's why they know the Muslim world will be silent when they do what they do. That is a problem brother, and Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan etc.. have to address Chinese influence, it is just as dangerous as American (Western) and Russian influence.
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    Maryaam reacted to Son of Placid in #57 How is Your Diet?   
    Chocolate covered almonds. 1 kilogram bags at Costco. It takes much control to pass by the aisle. I'm going to cave about next time.
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    Maryaam reacted to Hameedeh in Are you allowed to miss your parent's funeral if your life is in danger?   
    Salam, Sister. Since many Islamic burials are performed within 24 hours of death, travelers cannot get to the funeral in time. Since you do not live near the place where your Mother will be buried, your family cannot expect you to be there immediately whenever she passes away.
    The hygiene regulations and cost of moving the body from one country to another is very high, so if your Mother wants to be buried in Iraq, I hope that your relatives do as she requested. Anticipating the death of anyone is stressful, so please do not dwell on this. 
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    Maryaam got a reaction from Son of Placid in #57 How is Your Diet?   
    My diet is decent; I am aware and think about what I eat before I eat it. I look for quality ingredients  But, I definitely have my moments of weakness.  For a long time, I was addicted to Doritos for some unknown reason - a yummy mixture of salt, artificial flavour, a bright orange dye, and preservatives.
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    Maryaam got a reaction from Son of Placid in #57 How is Your Diet?   
    My diet is decent; I am aware and think about what I eat before I eat it. I look for quality ingredients  But, I definitely have my moments of weakness.  For a long time, I was addicted to Doritos for some unknown reason - a yummy mixture of salt, artificial flavour, a bright orange dye, and preservatives.
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    Maryaam reacted to Propaganda_of_the_Deed in What the heck is up with this Speakers' Corner drama?   
    I'm sure some of you have seen the endless, often pointless egotistical spectacles of Hyde Park "debates" between Sunnis and Shia lay people on Youtube.
    Recently however I am seeing these sort of "expose" videos of some regular Shia speakers embroiled in some apparent mutah scandal as it were on my Youtube feed. Not giving links or mentioning names, but it is rather disturbing seeing so much open hatred, animosity and ignorance being spewed in the comments. 
    If these are the voices of the masked masses of mainstream Muslims, honestly there really is no hope for unity at a practical, realistic level when so many young minds have been polluted.
    It honestly is rather depressing, which is why I try to avoid these so called debate videos and the drama related to them, not to mention disheartening and cannot be a good thing for the cause of Shia Islam. I much prefer sticking to videos of actual scholars anyway, at least you feel you have gained some knowledge.
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    Maryaam reacted to Warilla in What the heck is up with this Speakers' Corner drama?   
    I think its important to understand the evolving social media  culture so we can educate the ourselves and the community of pitfalls and benefits. The examples you highlight are the pitfalls. Just use it as a lesson of how not to behave. Negative propaganda has plagues Muslims since the early days. Muawiya was a master at it. So those who love him will follow his actions. Those whole love Islam will emulate the pious.
     
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    Maryaam reacted to Akbar673 in How U.S. Mosques are dealing with Mental Health Issues   
    How Mosques are dealing with Muslim Mental Health Issues
    This is a link to a very good article which touches upon how Mosques in the U.S. are addressing and dealing with Mental Health issues amongst their members. Its provides some great details about how the Ummah here is moving past the old stigmas and embracing them with the proper relevance and weight that the situations require.
    It provides some great links to resources and organizations that are there to help.
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    Maryaam reacted to notme in are Muslims allowed to drink from a cup that's designs for wine?   
    A Muslim should avoid taking such jobs, unless it's a matter of absolute necessity. If a person is already employed in this work, he should ask his supervisor whether another person can serve the alcohol to the customers. He should continue looking for alternate employment that doesn't involve alcohol. 
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    Maryaam reacted to Anonymous2144 in are Muslims allowed to drink from a cup that's designs for wine?   
    The glass is not the problem, the wine is the problem. 
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    Maryaam reacted to Akbar673 in are Muslims allowed to drink from a cup that's designs for wine?   
    Its not what you are drinking from, its what you are drinking.
    I have a large Beer stein that I drink Pepsi from. Not because I like to think I'm drinking beer but because the mug is bigger and fits more Pepsi in it () but it also has a lid that helps keep the carbonation. I'm sure this isn't good for Diabetes and my Dentist hates it but still...
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    Maryaam reacted to Muhammed Ali in $1 million grant awarded for research into Islamic Philosophy   
    Even before opening the thread, I guessed that it was probably the Templeton Foundation. They have done an enormous amount for us theists. Some theists might be a bit more lost without the kind of work they have done. 
    They accept funding applications for research work. Have a look at their grants page: https://www.templeton.org
     
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    Maryaam reacted to .InshAllah. in $1 million grant awarded for research into Islamic Philosophy   
    UMSL philosophers win nearly $1 million grant from John Templeton Foundation
    JAN/22/2019 | POSTED BY STEVE WALENTIK
    Philosophy Professors Jon McGinnis and Billy Dunaway won a nearly $1 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to examine the writings of medieval Islamic thinkers for answers to questions of contemporary philosophy of religion. (Photos by August Jennewein)
    What started as a conversation over beers at a local tavern has led, more than a year later, to $1.1 million in research funding for two members of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.
    Professor Jon McGinnis and Assistant Professor Billy Dunaway concocted their idea to bring together medieval Islamic philosophy and apply it to contemporary questions about the epistemology of religion, and they secured a grant of $933,000 from the John Templeton Foundation plus additional funding from UMSL to support the project, entitled “The Christian West and Islamic East: Theology, Science, and Knowledge.”
    “We’re going to start looking at figures who never were translated or even known in the Latin tradition, and yet who are still dealing with the same sorts of problems and questions,” McGinnis said. “What can we know? What is the relationship between science and the claims of religion? If there is a God, what is God’s relation to creation?”
    These are questions that contemporary philosophers of religion continue to explore, but existing discussions don’t draw on the writings of medieval Islamic thinkers.
    “Their answers to those questions haven’t been explored,” McGinnis said. “They’re the ones that Templeton is interested in. The Arabs were interested in them, and their arguments are highly sophisticated and really good.”
    McGinnis and Dunaway hope the grant will help them bring more attention to this area of study and help inspire more study from younger scholars in the early stages of their careers.
    “We want to involve older scholars, but a lot of times older scholars have their research program set and that’s what they do,” Dunaway said. “The whole point of this is it’s something slightly different than what’s being done already.”
    They plan to invite academics from different regions of the world, including the Middle East, to conferences or workshops each of the next three summers. They will be opportunities for individuals to present their work but also to become more familiar with texts to which they otherwise might never be exposed.
    The plan is to hold the first two workshops at UMSL, but the 2021 event will take place at the University of Oxford in England.
    “Given the current political climate, bringing folks from the Middle East over here may be more difficult,” McGinnis said. “It’s just a fact. So Templeton said, ‘We’ve got these contacts in Oxford …’ And we’re like, ‘Oxford? We’d love to be in Oxford.’”
    With the grant, McGinnis and Dunaway also plan to award research stipends to promising young scholars. They hope to fund at least one master’s student in the Department of Philosophy to serve as a research assistant.
    They also plan to bring a visiting scholar in Islamic philosophy to the UMSL campus in 2020. They hope that individual will deliver a public lecture, just one of the events they intend to hold to involve the public.
    McGinnis and Dunaway want the project to help generate scholarly articles, presentations, an edited volume and a special journal issue that examines the contributions the Islamic tradition can make to contemporary debates.
    McGinnis, who chairs the Department of Philosophy, has spent much of his career researching medieval Islamic thinkers, an area of study that also includes some Christian and Jewish philosophers writing at the time in Arabic.
    His interest developed during his time studying classical philosophy as a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania. He noticed much work being done on the writings of Greek and Latin philosophers. But a gap existed in between them.
    “What was happening is as classicists were working, they were coming up against this wall that was the Arabic language,” McGinnis said.
    He received a fellowship to learn Arabic and spent time studying in Egypt.
    It has paid dividends throughout his career since, helping him gain access to ideas from prominent thinkers such as Avicenna, Averroes and Moses Maimonides, who remain largely overlooked in the English-speaking world.
    Dunaway’s work has been centered more on ethics, metaphysics, epistemology and the philosophy of language. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan and went on to work as a postdoctoral fellow at Oxford under John Hawthorne, a noted epistemologist who also works in the philosophy of religion.
    McGinnis has served as one of Dunaway’s mentors since Dunaway came to UMSL four years ago, and they meet regularly – occasionally off campus at Three Kings Public House in the Delmar Loop.
    “In good philosophical fashion, we were sitting over a beer discussing his paper, which was drawing on the Medieval Latin philosopher Duns Scotus,” McGinnis said. “I said, ‘Oh, these Muslim guys I read are kind of interested in a similar problem and have similar but slightly different answers.’”
    The more they talked, they realized the potential of bringing these two disciplines together, and Dunaway knew from his time with Hawthorne that there was a chance the Templeton Foundation might fund just such a project.
    They’re both elated that instinct was correct, that their formal proposal was accepted and they’re beginning the work.
    “It’s a lot of fostering more intellectual engagement by getting people with the different norms and expectations of different intellectual communities together,” Dunaway said. “The hope is that after the project is done people continue with the connections they’ve made and there’s more engagement and diversity in the intellectual environment.”
    https://blogs.umsl.edu/news/2019/01/22/mcginnis-dunaway-templeton/
     
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    Maryaam reacted to Hassu93 in #57 How is Your Diet?   
    I lost 22kgs in 4 months all due to my diet 
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