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  1. Angels have free will. They have wisedom but not lust.
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    #57 How is Your Diet?

    Yes, for some people it is difficult to lose weight. Stress also can have a negative effect. As far as I know, frying kills vitamins. I think it is ok if you don’t add too much water and put the lid on the saucepan. When I cook rice (which I do almost everyday except when I am going to cook spaghetti or we are invited for launch/ dinner), I add olive or other good oils to the rice. Which spices? Some of them are very good for health. They have anti-oxidant (anti-cancer substances).
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    #57 How is Your Diet?

    I try not to eat unhealthy foods or eat them rarely but I have never been on any special diet because I don’t become fat and I have almost the same weight I had about 15 years ago. Just once I followed a diet in order to cleanse my body of possible toxins. When I cook, I don’t fry the ingredients and instead I boil them. I have 2 main reasons for it: 1. Boiling them is easier and you don’t have to constantly check the food 2. It is more healthy. I rarely use white sugar in my foods and rarely eat fast foods such as pizza.
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    Surah 19 is so very beautiful

    Surah 20 is also beautiful.
  5. So if you decide to travel to, for example, Antarctica in your dreams, can you do it?
  6. I prepared the launch and washed the dishes. I translated books and articles.
  7. Did you travel in your dreams on your own decision?
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    Role of Buraq in mairaj

    Yes. So maybe Buraq was an electric device or a special phenomenon!
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    Role of Buraq in mairaj

    It means electricity.
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    Role of Buraq in mairaj

    It is interesting that the name Buraq is very similar to the word "barq"! Was it really a horse???
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    Childhood Memories

    I have memories from the time I was around 2. Once I was in a glasshouse with my father and my uncle. Then I saw a broken window. I became curious and approached it. Then I injured my forearm and cried. Then we got in my father's car. I can remember his car and its colour. My uncle went and bought some red and orange candies. But I didnt stop crying and then we went to my aunt's house and gave the rest of candies to other kids. When I was at this age, sometimes I emptied my father's bookshelves and lay there. I can remember the house where we lived when I was about 2 or 2.5. Our landlord lived downstairs and I used to play with their daughter. They had a bird which they kept in a cage. Then we moved to another flat which was more beautiful and we lived there until I was 4. I have some memories from there. For example the toys my uncle bought for us and my orange trike.
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    Gender preference/Gender “swaying”

    Not the majority of people prefer boys. It was in the past that people preferred boys but nowadays people know that girls are better. They are more sweet, kind, helpful, obedient, empathetic, innocent,...
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    Ignorance and Perfection

    I believe that Imams(a) and even the Prophet (s) didnt know everything and that they just knew whatever God wished them to know. For example, Imam Mahdi doesnt know the exact time of his appearance or some Imams who were martyred by poison didnt know that what they were eating or drinking was poisonous. Moreover, if they knew everything, it would mean that they knowledge was equal to knowledge of God which is not possible.
  14. It is very simple: he is present but people don’t know him.
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    Ignorance and Perfection

    قُل لآ اَمْلِكُ لِنَفْسِي نَفْعاً وَلا ضَرّاً إِلاَّ مَا شَآءَ اللّهُ وَلَوْ كُنتُ اَعْلَمُ الْغَيْبَ لاَسْتَكْثَرْتُ مِنَ الْخَيْرِ وَمَا مَسَّنِيَ السُّوءُ إِنْ اَنَا ْ إِلاَّ نَذِيرٌ وَبَشِيرٌ لِقَوْمٍ يُؤْمِنُونَ 188. “Say: ‘I own for my self neither any benefit nor harm except what Allah may please; and had I known the Unseen, I would have acquired much good, and no evil would have touched me. I am not but a warner and a giver of glad tidings for a people who believe’.”
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    My mother insults me.

    Your mother probabely suffers from ocd. Those who suffer from this type of ocd, feel nervous or even terrified in a messy environment. So when she insults you, she is not her true self. I myself like everything to be in its own place and organized. However, I believe that a mentally healthy mother doesnt call her daughter a "loser" or "ugly" or "useless". Your mother really needs to see a psychologist or maybe a psychiatrist, as well; both for her mental problems and her misbehaviour. You also, instead of answering her back, go to your room and cry in silence and don’t say anything. Then after some minutes or 1 hour, her conscience will tell her: "look! You broke her heart! Go and apologize her!". But if you answer back, her conscience will tell her: "look! How rude she is! She must come and apologize you!"...This is the nature of humans!
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    Where leather comes from

    If you’re wearing leather, it most likely came from China, the world’s top leather exporter. In addition to the cattle, sheep, and other animals who are killed for leather in that country each year, an estimated 2 million cats and dogs are killed there annually for their skins. Confined to wire cages in which they can barely move, these animals are skinned—sometimes while still alive—and hacked apart, piece by piece, until they bleed to death. Many items made from the skins of dogs and cats are bought unknowingly by consumers, because they’re often intentionally mislabeled and don’t accurately indicate their origins.
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    Where leather comes from

    Most of the global leather is produced in Chinese fur farms where animals are cruelly and inhumanely skinned alive. So don’t use leather if you don’t want to have share in this crime.
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    child adoption

    What is your opinion about it? Have you ever thought about it? Do you like it?
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    child adoption

    Thank you for sharing this video. I didnt understand her story because I cannot understand spoken Arabic but it is clear that she had a difficult life. If she has relatives, they must be in contact with her and not leave her alone.
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    child adoption

    Ayatollah Sanei صانعی who is a marja' believes that adopted child is mahram to his parents (providing that he has lived with them since his early childhood) because there is no sexual attraction between them.
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    child adoption

    You are quite right. I understand you. We should not reduce their chance of being adopted. I know they have many unmet emotional needs. My aunt in-law told me that once they spoke with these children and asked them what their greatest wishes are. They said that they wished to have grandparents and be invited to their relatives' homes. Sometimes I think if these little kids wake up at midnight because they are afraid, thirsty or hungry, who will meet their needs? I know there are nurses in the centres where they live, but do they have enough time for spending some time for each one of these kids?! Do they kiss them before they sleep and tell them stories?! When babies or toddlers are vaccinated and have pain, who takes care of them? Some of these kids have been abused by their parents and have never exprienced motherly or fatherly love. They have not enjoyed their childhood and it is very sad.
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    child adoption

    Well, if I adopt a girl I will teach her and I will even teach my own biological daughter to wear modest clothes in front of their father but as to covering her hair, I personally think that it is not necessary because your adopted daughter who has lived with you since her early childhood (e.g, since she was a toddler) is not much different from your biological daughter ( I mean she has no attraction to you). There is a verse in Quran which says that very old women who are not attractive dont have to cover their hair so maybe we can conclude that when we are sure that there is no sexual attraction, there is also no need to have hijab (covering hair)...but I am not sure that my conclusion is Islamically acceptable or not.
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    child adoption

    What did you learn?
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    child adoption

    What restrictions? Do you mean being mahram or not?
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