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    wayfarer. got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752   
    This is really sad. 
    They (unintentionally) took revenge against their own people (mostly). 
    Plus partially blamed it on the flights sudden change in trajectory towards a sensitive military center.
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    wayfarer. reacted to hasanhh in Hilloween is a Pagan Holiday!   
    Hallow'een is surepticiously a criminal training operation.
    Take an average kid, put a mask on him, send him out alone,he learns to talk people out of "treats" by mentioning "tricks", gets rowdy and gets away with it, and so on.
    Some will beome criminals, but the most skilled will be come politicians --as "trick or treat" morphs into "bait and switch".
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    wayfarer. reacted to Soldiers and Saffron in Do Muslims have a duty to speak against Gay Pride?   
    The wife of Lut(عليه السلام) was not a homosexual, yet she was punished as well, just like others of the poeple of Lut who were okay with what was going on and did not speak out, even if they did not take part of it.
     
    A lesson for anyone who thinks that its okay not to speak out against that which Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has spoken out against and against that which Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has sent Prophets to speak out against.
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    wayfarer. reacted to realizm in Do Muslims have a duty to speak against Gay Pride?   
    You obviously do not get Islam's viewpoint on human nature and sinning. Therefore you should not reach such conclusions.
    This is an Islamic platform. Get your facts straight and speak when you know. Until then, please stay quiet.
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    wayfarer. reacted to Abu Hadi in How to become wealthy   
    This is a compilation from different hadiths I have heard on the topic. There are basically 5 habits that one  develop. If someone develops these habits and sustains them over a period of time, they may not become a billionaire, but they will live a life where they are not in need from anyone else except Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)
    1. Connect your rizq with its true source(Allah) through Dhikr (remembrance) and contemplation on the Generosity of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Repeating 'Alhamduillah', 'Shukr liLah', etc. is only part of this. The other part is to realize that whenever you receive any Rizq, including your salary from your employer, the source of this is Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), not your employer. I could do a seperate topic just on this point but Im trying to keep this breif. So you must not only repeat the Thikr, but repeat it with the belief that all rizq is from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). This was the habit of Imams of Ahl Al Bayt((عليه السلام)). They didnt just repeat words like a parrot, like we do, they repeated them with knowledge, firm belief, and contemplation.
    2. Maintain good relationships with your blood relatives. This is also called Silat Al Rahim or maintaining the connections of the womb. This is one of the greatest tests in life since most of us have those people in our family who are abusive and difficult to deal with. But if u find a way to do this it has great benefits, one of which is an increase in wealth. 
    3. Give Sadaqat(Charity). There are so many hadith regarding this. Give specifically to those who lack the basic necessities of life that are living in your community.
    4. Spend, but don’t be extravagent. Buy what you need and a little of what you want, but don’t go beyond this and spend on frivolous things. Also, save as much as you can and don’t throw away food if it is edible
    5. Try to earn your living in a halal way / profession. don’t mix haram money with halal money. Stay away from fraud or shady business dealing and always fulfill the terms of your business agreements. 
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    wayfarer. got a reaction from Nevsevug in What are the best cities in the US for Shias?   
    Thats a good point, my family and I are Indian/Pakistani but we are immensely more comfortable visiting an Arab center here (the IIA). Guess we are renegades?, lol. There is only one Indian/Pakistani center here but it unfortunately feels more like a socializing hub without much spiritual upliftment. Just my experience.
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    wayfarer. reacted to Abu Hadi in US Supreme Court overturns Fed ban on gambling   
    This is the same issue to me as the legalization of some drug (weed), alcohol, etc. There is overwhelming evidence that these things, when they are legal, cause society to spiral down. They increase crime, broken families, etc. There was a case here recently in Dearborn where a guy (he was Lebanese) lost more than $200,000 at the casinos. His house was about to be seized as well as his business by the banks he owed the money to. He then did a murder / suicide and wiped out his whole family (his wife and two kids) and in his suicide note he wrote that his family would be better off dead than poor and humiliated. I'm not sure if he was Muslim or not (I didn't want to know if he was) but this tragedy was a direct result of the legalization of gambling. Most people who gamble wouldn't do it if it was illegal. 
    The government allows this because it benefits the politicians in the short term. They get the tax revenue from these activities and can offer better services and don't have to raise taxes. So their popularity increases short term and they get reelected. They are popular until the consequences of allowing these activities start to 'kick in' and then people realize their lives were better when these things were illegal. But by then it's too late as the government now depends on this revenue in order to pay basic expenses and then if people want to make it illegal they will suffer and services will be cut in the short term, and people will never vote to have their services cut. Once it gets started, it is a vicious circle that is hard to get rid of. 
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    wayfarer. got a reaction from Adam++ in How To Pray Salat Jummah?   
    (salam)
    During the ghaybat (Occultation) of the Present Imam al-Mahdi (as), the Friday Prayer is wajib
    takhiyri.
    What does "wajib takhiyri" mean? It means that you have a choice between two obligatory deeds: you
    must do one of them, you cannot miss both.
    In our case, it means that you have the duty of doing either the dhur/zuhr Prayer or the Friday Prayer.
    However, it is preferable to do the Friday Prayer.
    And when you do the Friday Prayer, then you will
    do it with the niyyat of wajib; and after that you do not have to recite the Zuhr Prayer.
    On Whom is Salatul-Jum'a Wajib?
    The Friday Prayer, in its wajib takhiyri form, is wajib upon the men who are resident of that city, in
    good health, and not elderly.
    The Friday Prayer is not wajib upon the women, the traveler, the sick, and the elderly. HOWEVER, this
    does not mean that they are not allowed to participate in the Friday Prayer; it only means that they are
    exempted from participating in the Friday Prayer.
    Considering the Friday Prayer as the most important weekly religious event in a non-Muslim country,
    it is preferable for the women, the traveler, and the elderly to participate in the Friday Prayer provided
    it does not cause any inconvenience to them.
    The niyyat for these exempted people will still be the niyyat of wajib when they participate in the
    Friday Prayer; and they do not have to say the Zuhr after it.
    Friday Prayer led by a Sunni Imam.---If there is no Shia centre or mosque near your home or work-place, then you can participate in the
    Friday Prayer led by a Sunni imam. However, in this case, you will also have to recite the Zuhr Prayer
    after it. One of the conditions for the imam of jama'at, in Shi'a fiqh, is that the imam must be a'adil (of
    upright character) and Shi'a Ithna-Ashari.
    What If I Missed the Khutbas before Jum'a?
    The two khutbas (sermons) delivered by the imam of jum'a are essential parts of the Friday Prayer
    ceremony. The audience is required to listen to the khutba, and not engage in any other activity, not
    even doing the nafila/sunnat prayer.
    However, if a person missed the khutbas, he or she can still join the Friday Prayer and it will be
    considered sufficient.
    Discipline & Order
    Remain silent when the imam is reciting the surahs. Straighten up the rows of jama'at. Do not recite
    the zikr so loud that the imam hears them. Hasten in filling the gaps when the iqamah is being recited.
    Do not go into the ruku or sujud before the imam.
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    wayfarer. got a reaction from Marziya fatima in Zakir Naik vs. Ali Raza Jan Ali Shah Kazmi   
    why is a sunnikid getting jealous of a shiakid? :lol:
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    wayfarer. got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in How To Pray Salat Jummah?   
    (salam)
    During the ghaybat (Occultation) of the Present Imam al-Mahdi (as), the Friday Prayer is wajib
    takhiyri.
    What does "wajib takhiyri" mean? It means that you have a choice between two obligatory deeds: you
    must do one of them, you cannot miss both.
    In our case, it means that you have the duty of doing either the dhur/zuhr Prayer or the Friday Prayer.
    However, it is preferable to do the Friday Prayer.
    And when you do the Friday Prayer, then you will
    do it with the niyyat of wajib; and after that you do not have to recite the Zuhr Prayer.
    On Whom is Salatul-Jum'a Wajib?
    The Friday Prayer, in its wajib takhiyri form, is wajib upon the men who are resident of that city, in
    good health, and not elderly.
    The Friday Prayer is not wajib upon the women, the traveler, the sick, and the elderly. HOWEVER, this
    does not mean that they are not allowed to participate in the Friday Prayer; it only means that they are
    exempted from participating in the Friday Prayer.
    Considering the Friday Prayer as the most important weekly religious event in a non-Muslim country,
    it is preferable for the women, the traveler, and the elderly to participate in the Friday Prayer provided
    it does not cause any inconvenience to them.
    The niyyat for these exempted people will still be the niyyat of wajib when they participate in the
    Friday Prayer; and they do not have to say the Zuhr after it.
    Friday Prayer led by a Sunni Imam.---If there is no Shia centre or mosque near your home or work-place, then you can participate in the
    Friday Prayer led by a Sunni imam. However, in this case, you will also have to recite the Zuhr Prayer
    after it. One of the conditions for the imam of jama'at, in Shi'a fiqh, is that the imam must be a'adil (of
    upright character) and Shi'a Ithna-Ashari.
    What If I Missed the Khutbas before Jum'a?
    The two khutbas (sermons) delivered by the imam of jum'a are essential parts of the Friday Prayer
    ceremony. The audience is required to listen to the khutba, and not engage in any other activity, not
    even doing the nafila/sunnat prayer.
    However, if a person missed the khutbas, he or she can still join the Friday Prayer and it will be
    considered sufficient.
    Discipline & Order
    Remain silent when the imam is reciting the surahs. Straighten up the rows of jama'at. Do not recite
    the zikr so loud that the imam hears them. Hasten in filling the gaps when the iqamah is being recited.
    Do not go into the ruku or sujud before the imam.
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    wayfarer. got a reaction from Asghar Ali Karbalai in Beyond Suni And Shia .. Just Muslim   
    i couldn't agree with you more. Jazakallah khayr
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    wayfarer. got a reaction from HakimPtsid in Need Bihar Al-anwar/wasael Ush-shia In English Online   
    hehe ... easier thing is to learn Arabic !!!!! :D
    May Allah (swt) bless the righteous mujtahids!!!
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    wayfarer. got a reaction from Ivaylo in Shi'as From Balkan Region   
    Priatno mom e
    Ot koi grad si Ivaylo??
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    wayfarer. got a reaction from Ivaylo in Shi'as From Balkan Region   
    zdraveite brat4e,
    az biax v bulgarq predi sedem godini, a ti ot kade si?
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    wayfarer. got a reaction from seyed.ali in Qasr prayers when ill?   
    (salam)
    Several years back, the news of imam Khomeini's death was aired on the TV. They showed a few recordings from his life. I still remember that scene vividly where ruhollah khomeini was praying (standing! despite being very ill, frail and weak) with 2 men on each side holding his i.v glucose/saline bottles and bending down with him when he went into rukoo and sujood :cry: That was so touching & inspiring. I resolved to be punctual in my prayers after that.
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    wayfarer. got a reaction from ManofIslam in Audio Qur'an To Download   
    i found this website to contain the best recitation and english translation ever!!!
    http://www.shia-nj.org/quran.htm
    :)
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    wayfarer. got a reaction from LadyNadine in any dearbornians? michiganders? lol   
    Michigander here too. My wife will be more than happy to connect with you. 
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    wayfarer. reacted to notme in Daylight Savings Time   
    I refuse to call the transition the common term "time change". Time doesn't change; it's a clock change. It might have served a purpose a long time ago, but doesn't anymore. It should be cancelled.
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    wayfarer. got a reaction from Hameedeh in For My Next vacation, I am going to....   
    Portugal
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    wayfarer. reacted to Muslim2010 in [Closed/Review]Hugh Hefner (pornographer) has died   
    It should have been deleted being porn related material placed in the thread during the mourning days of Muharram for Imam  Husain AS and his companions. 
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    wayfarer. reacted to Sindbad05 in [Closed/Review]Hugh Hefner (pornographer) has died   
    A good news for earth that a burden has been lifted from her. 
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    wayfarer. got a reaction from Zavon in Abu Dharr   
    (bismillah)
    Imam Ali (as) uttered the following lines when Abu Dharr was exiled towards ar-Rabadhah :
    O' Abu Dharr! You showed anger in the name of Allah therefore have hope in Him for whom you became angry. The people were afraid of you in the matter of their (pleasure of this) world while you feared them for your faith. Then leave to them that for which they are afraid of you and get away from them taking away what you fear them about. How needy are they for what you dissuade them from and how heedless are you towards what they are denying you. You will shortly know who is the gainer tomorrow (on the Day of Judgement) and who is more enviable. Even if these skies and earth were closed to some individual and he feared Allah, then Allah would open them for him. Only rightfulness should attract you while wrongfulness should detract you. If you had accepted their worldly attractions they would have loved you and if you had shared in it they would have given you asylum.
    --------->>> Abu Dharr al-Ghifari's name was Jundab ibn Junadah. He was an inhabitant of ar-Rabadhah which was a small village on the east side of Medina. When he heard about the proclamation of the Prophet, he came to Mecca and after making enquires saw the Prophet and accepted Islam whereupon the unbelievers of Quraysh gave him all sorts of troubles and inflicted pain after pain, but he remained steadfast. Among the acceptors of Islam he is the third, fourth or fifth.
    Along with this precedence in Islam his renunciation and piety was so high that the Prophet said:
    Among my people Abu Dharr is the like of `Isa (Jesus) son of Maryam (Mary) in renunciation and piety.
    In the reign of Caliph `Umar, Abu Dharr left for Syria and during `Uthman's reign also remained there. He spent his days in counselling, preaching, acquainting people with the greatness of the members of the Prophet's family and guiding the people to the rightful path. The traces of Shi`ism now found in Syria and Jabal `Amil (north of Lebanon) are the result of his preaching and activity and the fruit of seeds sown by him.
    The Governor of Syria, Mu`awiyah, did not like the conduct of Abu Dharr and was much disgusted with his open criticism and mention of the money-making and other wrongful activities of `Uthman. But he could do nothing. At last he wrote to `Uthman that if he remained there any longer he would rouse the people against the Caliph. There should therefore be some remedy against this. On this, `Uthman wrote to him that Abu Dharr should be seated on an unsaddled camel and dispatched to Medina. The order was obeyed and Abu Dharr was sent to Medina. On reaching Medina he resumed his preaching of righteousness and truth. He would recall to the people the days of the Holy Prophet and refrain them from displays of kingly pageantry, whereupon `Uthman was much perturbed and tried to restrict his speaking. One day he sent for him and said: "I have come to know that you go about propagating that the Holy Prophet said that:
    "When Banu Umayyah will become thirty in number they will regard the cities of Allah as their property, His creatures their slaves and His religion the tool of their treachery."
    Abu Dharr replied that he had heard the Prophet say so. `Uthman said that he was speaking a lie and enquired from those beside him if any one had heard this tradition and all replied in the negative. Abu Dharr then said that enquiry should be made from Amir al-mu'minin `Ali ibn Abi Talib (p.b.u.h.). He was sent for and asked about it. He said it was correct and Abu Dharr was telling the truth. `Uthman enquired on what basis he gave evidence for the correctness of this tradition. Amir al-mu'minin replied that he had heard the Holy Prophet say that:
    There is no speaker under the sky or over the earth more truthful than Abu Dharr.
    Now `Uthman could do nothing. If he still held him to be liar it would mean falsification of the Prophet. He therefore kept quiet despite much perturbation, since he could not refute him. On the other side Abu Dharr began speaking against the usurping of Muslims' property quite openly and whenever he saw `Uthman he would recite this verse:

    And those who hoard up gold and silver and spend it not in Allah's way; announce thou unto them a painful chastisement. On the Day (of Judgement) when it shall be heated in the fire of hell, then shall be branded with it their foreheads and their sides and their backs; (saying unto them) "This is what ye hoarded up for yourselves, taste ye then what ye did hoard up. " (Qur'an, 9:34-35)
    `Uthman promised him money but could not entrap this free man in his golden net, then resorted to repression but could not stop his truth-speaking tongue. At last he ordered him to leave and go to ar-Rabadhah and deputised Marwan, son of the man (al-Hakam) exiled by the Prophet, to turn him out of Medina. At the same time he issued the inhuman order that no one should speak to him nor see him off. But Amir al-mu'minin, Imam Hasan, Imam Husayn, `Aqil ibn Abi Talib, `Abdullah ibn Ja`far and `Ammar ibn Yasir did not pay any heed to this order and accompanied him to see him off, (what an honour!!!! )
    and Amir al-mu'minin uttered these sentences (i.e., the above sermon) on that occasion.
    In ar-Rabadhah, Abu Dharr had to put up with a very had life. It was here that his son Dharr and his wife died and the sheep and goats that he was keeping for his livelihood also died. Of his children only one daughter remained, who equally shared his starvation and troubles.
    :(
    When the means of subsistence were fully exhausted and day after day passed without food she said to Abu Dharr: "Father, how long shall we go on like this. We should go somewhere in search of livelihood." Abu Dharr took her with him and set off for the wilderness. He could not find even any foliage. At last he was tired and sat down at a certain place. Then he collected some sand and, putting his head on it, lay down. Soon he began gasping, his eyes rolled up and pangs of death gripped him .
    :cry: :cry:
    When the daughter saw this condition she was perplexed and said, "Father, if you die in this vast wilderness, how shall I manage for your burial quite alone."
    :cry:
    He replied, "Do not get upset. The Prophet told me that I shall die in helplessness and some Iraqis would arrange for my burial. After my death you put a sheet over me and then sit by the roadway and when some caravan passes that way tell them that the Prophet's companion Abu Dharr has died." Consequently, after his death she went and sat by the roadside. After some time a caravan passed that way. It included Malik ibn al-Harith al-Ashtar an-Nakha`i, Hujr ibn `Adi at-Ta'i, `Alqamah ibn Qays an- Nakha`i, Sa`sa`ah ibn Suhan al-`Abdi, al-Aswad ibn Yazid an-Nakha`i etc. who were all fourteen persons in number. When they heard about the passing away of Abu Dharr they were shocked at his helpless death. They stopped their riding beasts and postponed the onward journey for his burial. Malik al-Ashtar gave a sheet of cloth for his shroud. It was valued at four thousand Dirhams. After his funeral rites and burial they departed. This happened in the month of Dhi'l-hijjah, 32 A.H.
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    Such are the true believers who patiently endure hardships and stand by the truth no matter what obstacles they have to face. What a great example for us to learn from. Mashallah, what a true companion of our Prophet (pbuh) :cry:
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    wayfarer. got a reaction from starlight in Thoughts 2017   
    Jazakallah brother Wolverine!!!!pleasant surprise to see me being mentioned in a post , eid Mubarak brother!!
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    wayfarer. reacted to wolverine in Thoughts 2017   
    Eid Mubarak! @wayfarer. Eid Mubarak, everyone.  
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    wayfarer. got a reaction from Hameedeh in Thoughts 2017   
    Jazakallah brother Wolverine!!!!pleasant surprise to see me being mentioned in a post , eid Mubarak brother!!
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