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  1. Sure, Gladiator's a nice quaint film and all. But the greatest..? Please, all those fight scenes but not a _single_ lightsaber duel in it. What type of movie is that!?
  2. These narrations, and thousands more on other topics as you already know. Not my issue though if folks decide to concentrate on such subjects rather than the commendation to eat pears and the question over the tahara of iron.
  3. I don't know really whether the Imam actually said this or not, but personally I don't take what is being said here to be absolutely literal and condemning of each and every woman, rather I've found it to have something of a sort of touch of humor to it by the fact of the provision at the end. In a way, Itake it like more the saying of can't live with them, can't live without them.
  4. Your preference is one thing, the question is are you obligated to do so. And secondly, is a jurist allowed to pass off his guess as an actual ruling, making it out to be what the divine law itself says? How to reconcile that with the instructions of the Imams in such a situation? e.g.: [ 33156 ] 6 ـ وعنه ، عن أحمد بن محمد ، عن الوشاء ، عن مثنى الحناط ، عن أبي بصير ، قال : قلت لابي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) : ترد علينا أشياء ليس نعرفها في كتاب الله ولا سنة فننظر فيها ؟ فقال : لا أما أنك إن أصبت لم توجر ، وإن أخطأت كذبت على الله . [al-Kafi] Muhammad b. Yahya from Ahmad b. Muhammad from al-Washsha from Muthanna the stuffer from Abu Baseer. He said: I said to Abu `Abdillah عليه السلام: Things come to us which we do not recognize from the book of Allah nor a Sunna, so we speculate in it. So he said: No, should you hit the mark you are not rewarded and should you be mistaken you would have lied against Allah.
  5. That's very apparent from the hadiths themselves. The other thing that renders this example invalid is that the people were obviously not going to be doing taqlid to said companions - i.e. they were not anything close to being marja`s - as the Imams were present. One of the fundamental basis' of doing taqlid to a marja` is under the belief that the latter is the most knowledgeable person of his time, while clearly the Imam would have been more knowledgable than a companion. So as such, this can't be used as an example of taqlid. And what do you think scholars are doing when you ask them such questions that don't have an explicit answer from the ahadith? They don't have some secret treasury of hidden hadiths to refer to, and no they aren't going and asking the Imam themselves, so basically it comes down to this: they're giving you what amounts to their best guess based on the principles they have. Why should someone be obligated to following what amounts to someone else's guess though?
  6. A person doesn't need permission to create an account, they just do. Sometimes it takes a while for the mod folks to catch on or be sure that it's a banned user (or they're turning a blind eye in the hopes the person has reformed themselves and deserves another chance)
  7. He hadn't been banned as "WhiteHorse", but under other older accounts, so they probably just caught up to it now.
  8. He was initially a Bohra (Isma`ili) before that.
  9. And did you see the urine get on it, know for a certainty it was there? And did you see for yourself the person washing it, how they handled it and so on? I'm harping on this because it's a common affliction for people to make assumptions about this matter and assume things are najis when it's only a suspicion they are. Also, in regards to the second part, when a Muslim washes something you know to be najis you are to assume he made it tahir unless you know for sure otherwise.
  10. How are the clothes actually najis? Is the person urinating in his pants, or wrestling with a wet dog? Why is the person's hand najis? You can't just assume that because it's "dirty" it's najis.
  11. It sounds like your family does observe some basic laws at least (you mentioned them doing wudu, so I'm assuming they are practicing Muslims), so I suspect the issue might lie on your end. The question to ask is whether all these things are really najis or whether you are assuming them to be. (why would everything be so najis in a Muslim household would be thing I'd wonder)
  12. Um, that's not at all what it says it's about.. First, it's not in the Middle-East, it's India. And what it's saying is that there was a natural disaster, and a lady (presumably pregnant) drowned and was carried away, her body not recovered, but in the terror of it she gave birth and the child was found and survived.
  13. To be fair, it's not like the Shia side of this forum is particularly rife with originality either.
  14. /\ Why do I get the impression that all they do on Arabic TV interviews is argue and try to out shout each other? As to the original topic, I'm not sure why we should particularly care what a Lebanese pop star has to say on the matter. Shall we ask Beyonce for her views next?
  15. Do you hate every non-Muslim? If (as I'd suspect) no, would you marry them though, and have them raise your children to be non-Muslim as well? As for the rest of your post, I've no idea what you're going on about.
  16. Because I actually hold beliefs, and essential to those beliefs is the belief in the Imams and loyalty to them, as well as rejection of their enemies. So, if someone denies that, and instead loves their enemies, I will consider them to be misguided in their beliefs (regardless of whether they are a "nice" person or not). Would you consider someone who rejected the Prophet (sawa) and loved his enemies to be on right guidance? Of course not. Does that mean you think every Muslim is an angel because of that belief? Again, most likely not. But beliefs do come first, and should be the clearest line in the sand when it comes to who we want to spend the rest of our lives with, and especially who we want raising our children.
  17. The only "Sunni" woman you should consider would be a simpleton, someone who doesn't know about the differences of sects and has a very superficial affiliation to her own, bearing no negative feelings towards yours. In this case it doesn't sound like that, as she has made it clear she would raise your children in her misguided sect. Stay away. Really this should have been the first thing you enquired about. There's plenty of good Shi`a women out there you need not concern yourself over one who would lead your children astray.
  18. http://thankgodforbeef.com/2008/11/shia-goes-to-a-lakers-game/
  19. Not being a basketball fan, had to google him. Woah, he's like basketball's version of Brett Keisel. Yes, I did. I inserted a Steelers reference into baradar's thread. (wasalam)
  20. Goodness.. is the issue really _that_ important..?
  21. Part of me wishes we were still on the old forum before the upgrades from 2.x to 3.x.
  22. The narration that he pointed to (about hot and cold planets) I wouldn't give much regard (certainly not to make me reject the infallibility of the Imams). One of the narrators is al-Hasan b. Mahbub, whom I've noticed to have repeatedly narrated odd and impossible things. So, rather than rejecting the knowledge of my Imam, I'll reject the truthfulness of ibn Mahbub. The problem though for folks who are too tightly wed to this (man made) system is that Ibn Mahbub is considered to be highly reliable, etc. and so they're left having to consider such a strange narration as "sahih". As to the narration of the OP, well, it's from `Ali ar-Rida (or at least attributed to him), so as your friendly neighborhood Waqifi I'll just refrain from comment here.
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