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  1. bismillah Salam 3aleycum jamee3an, yes indeed he has written many books... and is a very knowledgeble man... just by reading his books you will know to what level he is... Ra7mat Allah 3ala roo7ak ya Sayed. here is a biography of Imam Al-ra7el that i pasted from his site... i hope that this will enlighten you more about this great man of honour.. wal hamdul'Allah... your sister, Ba7rainiyah!!! Brief biography of: Grand Ayatollah Imam Muhammad Shirazi Grand Ayatollah Imam Muhammad ibn Mehdi al-Hussaini al-Shirazi is the Religious Authority, or Marje’, to millions of Muslims around the globe. A charismatic leader who is known for his high moral values, modesty and spirituality, Imam Shirazi is a mentor and a source of aspiration to Muslims; and the means of access to authentic knowledge and teachings of Islam. He has tirelessly devoted himself, and his life, to the affairs of Muslims in particular, and to that of mankind in general. He has made extensive contributions in various fields of learning ranging from Jurisprudence and Theology to Politics, Economics, Law, Sociology and Human Rights. Muhammad Shirazi was born in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq, in 1347 AH (Muslim calendar), 1928 AD. He belongs to a distinguished family deeply rooted in Islamic sciences, literature and virtue. The Shirazi family has produced many great scholars and Marje’s (a Marje’ is the highest religious authority) as well as renowned leaders. Two of the best known leaders are Grand Ayatollah Mirza Hassan Shirazi, leader of the constitutional, also known as the "tobacco" movement in Iran, and Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Taqi Shirazi, leader of the 1920 revolution in Iraq, which liberated Iraq from colonial powers. The Shirazi’s father, the late Grand Ayatollah Mehdi Shirazi, has been a famous and a highly respected scholar and the Marje’ of his time. He is a descendant of the holy prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Along with his father, Muhammad Shirazi settled in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq, at the age of nine. After primary education, the young Shirazi continued his studies in different branches of learning under his father’s guidance as well as those of various other eminent scholars and specialists. In the course of his training he showed a remarkable talent and appetite for learning as well as a tireless commitment to his work and the cause he believed in. His extraordinary ability, and effort, earned him the recognition, by his father and other Marje’s and scholars, of being a Mujtahid; a qualified religious scholar in the sciences of Islamic jurisprudence and law. He was subsequently able to assume the office of the Marje’ at the early age of 33 in 1961. His followers are found in many countries around the globe. Grand Ayatollah Shirazi is distinguished for his intellectual ability and holistic vision. He is recognized for his clear ideas and realistic solutions to issues of concern to mankind. He has written various specialized studies that are considered to be among the most important references in the Islamic sciences of beliefs or doctrine, ethics, politics, economics, sociology, law, human rights, etc. He has enriched the world with his staggering contribution of more than 1200 books, treatise and studies on various branches of learning. His works range from simple introductory books for the young generations to literary and scientific masterpieces. Deeply rooted in the holy Qur’an and the Teachings of the Prophet of Islam, his vision and theories cover areas such as Politics, Economics, Government, Management, Sociology, Theology, Philosophy, History and Islamic Law. His work on Islamic Jurisprudence (al-Fiqh series) for example constitutes 150 volumes which run into more than 70,000 pages. Through his original thoughts and ideas he has championed the causes of issues such as the family, human right, freedom of expression, political pluralism, nonviolence, and Shura or consultative system of leadership. Imam Shirazi believes in the fundamental and elementary nature of freedom in mankind. He calls for freedom of expression, political plurality, debate and discussion, tolerance and forgiveness. He strongly believes in the consultative system of leadership and calls for the establishment of the leadership council of religious authorities. He calls for the establishment of the universal Islamic government to encompass all the Muslim countries. These and other ideas are discussed in detail in his books. As a leader of the world wide Muslim community, Imam Shirazi has always opposed despotism. In 1971 he was exiled to Lebanon by the Ba’thist regime of Iraq. He later stayed in Kuwait until 1979 when he migrated to the holy city of Qum, Iran. Imam Shirazi has established many Islamic centers, medical and charitable financial services, educational, welfare and social foundations, libraries and Hawzah’s, or universities for Islamic Sciences, in different regions of the world. These institutions are found in scores of countries around the globe. Hundreds of individuals have graduated from his school as scholars, lecturers, authors and intellectuals. A number of books have been published in which the relative authors study Imam Shirazi's visions as seen through his vast works and publications. Amongst them are: Aspects of the Political Theory of Ayatollah Muhammad Shirazi by Muhammad G. Ayyub, and Studies in the Thoughts of Imam Shirazi, by Dr Ayaad Mousa Mahmood.
  2. bismillah Salam 3aleycum jamee3an, hehe bro Ali!! c'mon... Ottawa might be boring (yes i agree)---> perfect for studying... yet i have to say that it is clean and beautiful... and what about hogs back? mooneys bay? "FOB" land---> Mangoes! hehe man... you missed out the best... you should have taken pics of all the hosseyniyat we have in ottawa... universities... hehe concidering you didn't take the pics no one can complain to you... bass i have to admit that he is very good photographer... yallah salam and take care... btw, you coming on friday? salam
  3. Imam Muhammad Shirazi ON THE QUESTION OF THE BIBLE AND CHRISTIANITY CONTENTS Foreword v [b:post_uid13]For the ones interested you can find the book on the following web site: http://www.shirazi.org.uk/ go to books online and you shall find it[/b:post_uid13] PART 1: ENCOUNTERS 1 Introduction 3 PART 2: ISLAM – CHRISTIANITY DEBATES 15 Author’s Foreword 17 Knowledge In Islam 19 Is Jesus The Son of God? 24 Position of Jesus and Christians in Islam 28 Excellences of Islam over other Religions 33 Islamic Teachings 38 Islamic Defence Wars 45 Trinity 50 PART 3: ATTRIBUTES OF GOD AND HIS PROPHETS ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE 55 Foreword 57 God According to the Bible 61 Prophets of the Bible 66 PART 4: JESUS ACCORDING TO THE HOLY QUR’AN 85 Foreword 87 The Conception, Birth and Naming of Mary 89 Allah Chooses Mary 89 Preparation of Mary for the Task 90 Conception and birth of Jesus 91 After the birth of Jesus 92 Jesus and his mother were not Divine 93 Jesus and his mother are salves and servants of Allah 94 Jesus never died 99 Jesus promises the coming of Prophet Muhammad 100 Foreword In the search for the truth, two main approaches may be adopted to help reach the goal aspired, one is to purely use reason and clear rationale to arrive at what one is reaching for, or, two, sift through the various beliefs, ideologies, and schools of thought, checking one against another – with the aid of reason and rationale – to identify the set of teachings or the school of thought that gives, beyond any reasonable doubt, the best means to access the truth. Presented in this book, are brief works of the author concerning the two religions each of which muster some two billion followers – Islam and Christianity. In the first part, a few examples of encounters between the prophet of Islam, Muhammad, as well as the Imams of his progeny, and other individuals are presented. These reflect the conduct and approaches the prophet had towards others. In the second part of the book, debates and discussions the author had with Christians are presented. In these debates the author adheres to the same approach and adopt the same attitude as those of the prophet of Islam and the Imams of his progeny, briefly referred to in part one of this book. Various issues of concern, ranging from general and legal, to historic and scientific are addressed, in a calm and a rational environment, taking lead form the Qur’anic verse {Invite (the people) to the Way of your Lord (Islam) with wisdom and good exhortation, and argue with them in a manner that is best.} 16:125 Those who had come with an acquired perception of Islam, which usually was distorted and incorrect, were in a better position to see the truth of Islam at the end of these debates with the author, so much that they were able to embrace Islam as their own way of life. The Muslim side in these debates was the most eminent authority on Islam in recent times, the late Ayatollah al-Udhma Imam Muhammad Shirazi. The debates presented here were conducted at the time when he was in Iraq. Needless to say that the late Imam Shirazi continued this approach of rational debate and scientific dialogue with others throughout his life, and throughout his stay in Kuwait (1970-1979) and in Iran (1980-2001) during which thousands entered into debate with him about Islam, many of whom subsequently embraced it, not to mention those who embraced Islam through listening to his lectures or reading his many books that exceed 1000. Reports of those embracing Islam also usually echoed in the press, and this continued until his death on 17th December 2001. This part was first published in Arabic as a separate small book in the seventies, and it has been translated into English to present those dialogues to the English reader in an effort to present Islam, however limited this may be. Islam is a religion of rationale and reason, encourages seeking knowledge, and is in harmony with the nature of mankind. Its teachings are suitable and applicable to every time, place and generation, and it would therefore be beneficial for us to learn about the teachings of Islam and its laws, help others to learn about it so that the teachings of Islam are adhered to and implemented for the common good, and greater enlightenment of mankind. In the third part of this book, the author carries out a brief and concise investigation into the contradictions of the Bible, some of which are in the form of false attributes to God, and also the false and immoral attributes to the messengers of God. This work was first published in Arabic as a separate book. The author rejects the notion that the Prophets of God, who are amongst the most righteous and pious individuals of the community of mankind could possibly commit such acts as deception, adultery and even cold-blooded murder. Decent members of a community would not resort to such acts let alone the most noble of all. They have reached such status of self-discipline, selflessness, devotion, and piety that it would even be improbable for them to contemplate to commit such acts. The conclusion the author draws is that the ‘Bible’ we have today within our disposal has been distorted and tampered with, and thereby unreliable as a reference and a source of guidance for mankind. In the fourth part of this book, some of the teachings of the holy Qur’an are presented about Jesus Christ and his mother Mary, peace be upon them. These teachings address various aspects of Jesus and his mother; as to who Jesus was, and who he was not, his teachings and his mission, and eventually his ascension to the heavens. Z. Olyabek (Editor) October 2002
  4. bismillah (salam) brother, I am not sure... but inshaÁllah i will look into it... yet i know for a fact that many communists in Lebanon wrote wonderfiul things about Imam Ali (as) and also many Christian Lebanese did the same... once someone asked Marcel Khalifa... "have you red the Quran?" he replied "No, but i have red Nahjul Balagha"! Sub7aan man khalakak ya Amir Al-Mu2mineen... wal 7amdulÁllah... your sister, Ba7rainiyah! :wacko:
  5. bismillah (salam) jamee3an, Sister true... but what is even more sad, is when you hear a [b:post_uid0]SHIA[/b:post_uid0] descendents of The prophet and they tell you that it is not necesary to renew Imam Husayn's tragedy... with the excuse that it harms the "Islamic Unity" and that makes me angry... because i don't need unity with ppl who killed the Holiest lady, who stole fadak, who plotted Saqifa, who dragged Imam Ali... I don't see why i should forget my history, why should i forget all my "way of thinking and way of life"--Karbala for the sake of unity! 3asana bala unity!!! Allah kareem sister... yallah sister... sorry if i gave you a headaches... ba7rainiyah!!!
  6. [b:post_uid13]What they said about Imam Husayn[/b:post_uid13] [b:post_uid13]Charles Dickens[/b:post_uid13] "If Husayn fought to quench his worldly desires, then I do not understand why his sisters, wives and children accompanied him. It stands to reason therefore that he sacrificed purely for Islam." [b:post_uid13]Thomas Carlyle[/b:post_uid13] "The best lesson which we get from the tragedy of Karbala is that Husayn and his companions were the rigid believers of God. They illustrated that numerical superiority does not count when it comes to truth and falsehood. The victory of Husayn despite his minority marvels me!" [b:post_uid13]Dr. K. Sheldrake[/b:post_uid13] "Husayn marched with his little company not to glory, not to power or wealth, but to a supreme sacrifice and every member of that gallant band, male and female, knew that the foes were implacable, were not only ready to fight but to kill. Denied even water for the children, they remained parched under a burning sun, amid scorching sands yet no one faltered for a moment and bravely faced the greatest odds without flinching." [b:post_uid13]Brown[/b:post_uid13] in his “A Literary History of Persia” writes: “As a reminder, the blood-stained field of Karbala' where the grandson of the Apostle of God fell at length, tortured by thirst and surrounded by the bodies of his murdered kinsmen, has been at any time since then sufficient to evoke, even in the most lukewarm and heedless, the deepest emotion, the most frantic grief and the exaltation of spirit before which pain, danger, and death shrink to unconsidered trifles. Yearly, on the tenth day of Muharram, the tragedy is rehearsed in Persia, in India, in Turkey, in Egypt, wherever a Shiite community or colony exists; ... As I write it all comes back; the wailing chant, the sobbing multitudes, the white raiment red with blood from self-inflicted wounds, the intoxication of grief and sympathy.” [b:post_uid13]Sir Muhammad Iqbal[/b:post_uid13] “Imam Husayn uprooted despotism forever till the Day of Resurrection. He watered the dry garden of freedom with the surging wave of his blood, and indeed he awakened the sleeping Muslim nation. If Imam Husayn had aimed at acquiring a worldly empire, he would not have travelled the way he did[2]. Husayn weltered in blood and dust for the sake of truth. Verily he, therefore, became the bed-rock of the Muslim creed; la ilaha illa-Allah (There is no god but Allah).” [b:post_uid13]Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti[/b:post_uid13] “He gave his head, but did not put his hand into the hands of Yazid. Verily, Husayn is the foundation of la ilaha illa Allah. Husayn is lord and the lord of lords. Husayn himself is Islam and the shield of Islam. Though he gave his head (for Islam) but never pledged Yazid. Truly Husayn is the founder of "There is no Deity except Allah." [b:post_uid13]Antoine Bara[/b:post_uid13] in his “Husayn in Christian Ideology” writes: “No battle in the modern and past history of mankind has earned more sympathy and admiration as well as provided more lessons than the martyrdom of Husayn in the battle of Karbala.” [b:post_uid13]Mahatma Ghandi[/b:post_uid13] “I learned from Husayn how to be wronged and be a winner.” [b:post_uid13]"Live like Ali(as) & Die like Hossein(as)" "7aya 3ala khayr al-3amal!"[/b:post_uid13]
  7. salam sister, the quran doesn't even tell us how to pray! does that mean that khalas we don't pray cuz the procedures are not written? ;) hehe yallah good luck salam
  8. IN THE NAME OF Allah.. Salam sister, GREAT!! KHAMFAROOSH... hehe i have never tasted it b4... but it will be cool to try it... Thank you sister... it's great to have such a great chef among us in such a month... but you know i think that we are "kap khosh" hehe anyhow... food is an essence to life... so make the best of it. wal salam...
  9. [b:post_uid0]ZERESHKEH POLO[/b:post_uid0] mmm... it's sooo good and sooo easy to make! ;) -2 chickens (use thiese and breast, it is better) -3 cups of rice -1/2 cup of zereshk (dried berries) -1/2 of almonds (chopped) -one small can of tomatoe paste -and spices (your choice) boil your chicken in one cooking pan 'gedor', add some salt (it helps the cooking) then cook your rice seperately then in a frying pan put a bit of oil,add the almonds cook them until they turn goldish then add the zeresht for 30 sec. put them aside... then in about 40-45 min add tomatoe paste to the chicken to give it a nice colour (the amount of tomatoe paste depends how red you want it to be) when chicken is cooked turn off the stove. ~*~*~SERVING~*~*~* serve the rice with zereshk and almonds over it... and then put the chicken and the water of it in a bowl on the sides. ---TIP: if you like the rice to be yellow... in a lil cup put a lil bit of oil, za3faraan and water (jut a bit of everything) and take one table spoon of rice (from the one cooking) then mix it with the mix that you just made in the cup... after that sprinkle every Richard with this yellow rice... then add the almonds and zereshk. i hope you all enjoy this fabolous dish... :) your sister.. wal salam... ~~~nas2alukum al-dua wakt il iftar~~~
  10. Salam, yeah what sister Um Ali said is absolutely right... but i dunno about zuccini... :S (anyhow maybe cuz i don't like it in 9aloonah) it is really up to you what you like. but you should add some "maggi" chicken stock... it gives it a stronget taste... yallah bil tawfik in your cooking y'all! :) salam
  11. bismillah (salam) sister jani, ;) ---> hey the ajami in me has to come out every time in then! hehe thank you thank you a milion times sweety for you wonderfull duas.. in fact many many bahraini who were in iran are now back... the gvt said that there are no more mub3edeen that they all went back... yet look at my family and I!! akhhh.... Allah kareem :) thank you for your duas once again sister... wal salam..
  12. oh! my Allah... hehe my mistake sorry sister i was thinking of [b:post_uid0]khamfaroosh[/b:post_uid0] not le gemat... my mistake siso! :)
  13. Salam sister Um Ali!!! :) ba3ad omri wallah... i am soo excited to try them... this year since my mom is sick i will be taking care of the iftar... i am very excited to try making sweets... thank you for posting these may Allah reward you... btw.. ;) le gemat is hard core BAHRAINI!!! :P heheh thank you for posting it! your sister, Ba7rainiyah :wacko:
  14. bismillah [b:post_uid0]MAJBOOS (BAHRAINI FOOD)[/b:post_uid0] ok... these are portions for 4-5 ppl -you need 1 chicken and a half -four onions -1/2 cup of oil -bahraini spices (which is a mix of i dunno what) :P -parsley (just a lil bunch) -one piece of garlic -one tomatoe -lil hot green peppers (if you want it hot) -1/2 cup of lemon juice -3- 3 1/2 cups of rice (Basmati) now you will put all kinds of spices on for the chicken that will be cocked in the over (put some hot sauce for chicked to give it a good taste) leave it to cook until cooked... poor the oil in a cooking pan chop onions cook them until they turn brown -chop tomatoes (lil cubes) and poor them with the onions. -chop the parsley in order for it to be very fine, chop the garlic, cut the lil hot green pepers... and put them in a (dagagah) i dunno what you call it but its a ustensile that has a like a cylindric bowl with a stick that you can hit the ingrendians in it so that it becomes very fine... anyhow for those who know what i am talking about just hit all the ingrediants i just mentioned witth some salt, cury and 7 spices... add them to the tomatoes, and add more spices as much as you like the lemon as well... mix them for about 1 minute... then add 4 cups of water to boil... and then add the basmati rice to it... :) leave it until cooked... serve it with salad, yogurt on the sides... and of course you eat the chicken with the rice mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... me hungry now... :) hope someone understood what i was writting... cuz i find it hard to explain recipies... your sister, Ba7rainiyah :wacko:
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