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shadow_of_light

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    shadow_of_light got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Reddit Question from an ex-Muslim   
    There is much evidence that Aisha was not 9 when she got married. For example, according to Tabari, she was born before Islam (during jahiliyah); so she was at least 15 or 16 when she got married.
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    shadow_of_light got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in Reddit Question from an ex-Muslim   
    There is much evidence that Aisha was not 9 when she got married. For example, according to Tabari, she was born before Islam (during jahiliyah); so she was at least 15 or 16 when she got married.
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    shadow_of_light got a reaction from alHussein in Imam Ali Killed Dogs?   
    It is in Nahj al-Balaqa, sermon 215.
    As to killing animals for no reason:
    The Prophet (S) said, ‘No animal, including a bird or any other kind, is killed unjustly except that it will raise a complaint against him [the killer] on the Day of Resurrection.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 39968]
     
    The Prophet (S) said, ‘Whoever kills a sparrow in vain, it will cry out to Allah against him on the Day of Resurrection saying, ‘O my Lord, so and so killed me in vain and did not kill me for any useful purpose.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 39971]
     
     Ibn ‘Abbas narrates, ‘The Prophet (S) forbade the killing of any living thing unless it causes harm.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 39981]
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    shadow_of_light got a reaction from alHussein in Imam Ali Killed Dogs?   
    Islam doesnt allow deceiving, slapping or cursing an animal let alone killing it for no reason.
    This is a famous quote from Imam Ali(a):
    By Allah even if I am given all the domains of the seven (stars) with all that exists under the skies in order that I may disobey Allah to the extent of snatching one grain of barley from an ant I would not do it
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    shadow_of_light got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in How good/bad is Islamic Education in Iran?   
    Yes, it is mandatory for Muslims.
    The education is good in my opinion.
     
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    shadow_of_light got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in How good/bad is Islamic Education in Iran?   
    Yes, it is mandatory for Muslims.
    The education is good in my opinion.
     
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    shadow_of_light got a reaction from Simon the Canaanite in Cursing the enemies of Ahlul Bayt   
    Insulting is forbidden in Qur'an and narrations. Imam Ali (a) told his followers: I don’t like you to use offensive language. You can, instead, criticize them (the enemy).
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    shadow_of_light got a reaction from Ejaz in Cursing the enemies of Ahlul Bayt   
    This narration is against Qur'an:
    And do not insult those they invoke other than Allah , lest they insult Allah in enmity without knowledge...6/108
     
    The above narration also is not mutawatir and besides, it is mistranslated. Here, باهتوهم means "astounding them by presenting strong arguments":
    الوقيعة في الناس: الغيبة. والظاهر أن المراد بالمباهتة الزامهم بالحجج القاطعة .... From al-Kafi (footnotes)
     
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    shadow_of_light got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in How many of you have read some of the Bible?   
    As other members said, it is available and we can buy it from bookstores. We have the Bible and Bible Dictionary in our library.
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    shadow_of_light reacted to shia farm girl in How many of you have read some of the Bible?   
    As salaamun aleikum, 
    Im X Catholic/Christian and attended Catholic school up til 4th grade. Ive read the Old and New Testament numerous times.
    I have a few different Bibles in my book collection , a concordance, as well as a small pocket size copy I keep of the New Testament  in my vehicle. It was given to me in a parkinglot one day by a little old lady 
    As others have mentioned, Psalms and Proverbs as well as specific sayings attributed to Jesus(عليه السلام) throughout the New Testament are my favorites. 
    W/s
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    shadow_of_light got a reaction from shia farm girl in How many of you have read some of the Bible?   
    Some parts of old and new testaments as well as some parts of the gospel of Barnabas. I love Psalms. It is beautiful.
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    shadow_of_light got a reaction from OrthodoxTruth in Cursing the enemies of Ahlul Bayt   
    Insulting is forbidden in Qur'an and narrations. Imam Ali (a) told his followers: I don’t like you to use offensive language. You can, instead, criticize them (the enemy).
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    shadow_of_light got a reaction from OrthodoxTruth in Cursing the enemies of Ahlul Bayt   
    If by cursing you mean using offensive language, then it is forbidden ( no difference whether you do it publicly or in private).
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    shadow_of_light got a reaction from OrthodoxTruth in Who is this messenger?   
    Goy (/ɡɔɪ/, Hebrew: גוי, regular plural goyim /ˈɡɔɪ.ɪm/, גוים or גויים) is the standard Hebrew biblical term for a nation.[1] The word nation has been the common translation of the Hebrew goy or ethnos in the Septuagint, from the earliest English language bibles such as the 1611 King James Version[2] and the 1530 Tyndale Bible,[3] following the Latin Vulgate which used both gentile (and cognates) and nationes. The term nation did not have the same political connotations it entails today.[4][5] The word "gentile" is a synonym for the Hebrew word Nokri (Hebrew: נָכְרִי) which signifies "stranger" or "non-Jew".
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    shadow_of_light got a reaction from shia farm girl in Who is this messenger?   
    Goy (/ɡɔɪ/, Hebrew: גוי, regular plural goyim /ˈɡɔɪ.ɪm/, גוים or גויים) is the standard Hebrew biblical term for a nation.[1] The word nation has been the common translation of the Hebrew goy or ethnos in the Septuagint, from the earliest English language bibles such as the 1611 King James Version[2] and the 1530 Tyndale Bible,[3] following the Latin Vulgate which used both gentile (and cognates) and nationes. The term nation did not have the same political connotations it entails today.[4][5] The word "gentile" is a synonym for the Hebrew word Nokri (Hebrew: נָכְרִי) which signifies "stranger" or "non-Jew".
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    shadow_of_light got a reaction from eThErEaL in Cursing the enemies of Ahlul Bayt   
    This narration is against Qur'an:
    And do not insult those they invoke other than Allah , lest they insult Allah in enmity without knowledge...6/108
     
    The above narration also is not mutawatir and besides, it is mistranslated. Here, باهتوهم means "astounding them by presenting strong arguments":
    الوقيعة في الناس: الغيبة. والظاهر أن المراد بالمباهتة الزامهم بالحجج القاطعة .... From al-Kafi (footnotes)
     
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    shadow_of_light reacted to eThErEaL in Cursing the enemies of Ahlul Bayt   
    This statement is a bit odd as as it publicly condones private insults.  I don't see how this helps.  
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    shadow_of_light reacted to kamyar in Cursing the enemies of Ahlul Bayt   
    This is not true brother.
    He is talking about another issue and just presents a hypothetical case in which he says "even if they (Aisha and ...) are XYZ". He doesn't say they are XYZ.
    Here is the text:

    Pay attention: ".........even if.......".
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    shadow_of_light got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Cursing the enemies of Ahlul Bayt   
    Insulting is forbidden in Qur'an and narrations. Imam Ali (a) told his followers: I don’t like you to use offensive language. You can, instead, criticize them (the enemy).
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    shadow_of_light got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Cursing the enemies of Ahlul Bayt   
    He meant insulting.
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    shadow_of_light got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Cursing the enemies of Ahlul Bayt   
    If by cursing you mean using offensive language, then it is forbidden ( no difference whether you do it publicly or in private).
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    shadow_of_light got a reaction from Mahdavist in Cursing the enemies of Ahlul Bayt   
    He meant insulting.
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    shadow_of_light got a reaction from Mahdavist in Cursing the enemies of Ahlul Bayt   
    If by cursing you mean using offensive language, then it is forbidden ( no difference whether you do it publicly or in private).
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    shadow_of_light got a reaction from Revert1963 in Immigration to Iran??   
    Hafiz was not a Sufi. He criticized Sufis in his poems.
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    shadow_of_light reacted to OrthodoxTruth in Immigration to Iran??   
    Salam, there are no borders in Islam, and (in my opinion) nations, that are a social construct of human consciousness that arose mainly after the French Revolution. Islam should always prevail over human made nationalism. Qur'an only mentions that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) created different groups of people, so that they could get to know each other, no that there are borders, passports, not to mention some kind of racial supremacy (pan-Arabism, pan-Turkism, pan-Persianism). That said, in the past, many ethnic Arabs settled in Iran (for example, thousands were invited by the Safavids to give orthodox dawah, tens of thousands settled fleeing Saddam), as well as many Arab countries have citizens of Persian descent. Therefore, in my opinion, especially after the 1979 it’s a moral duty and religious obligation upon Iran to accept all the Shia Muslims, regardless of their background, who wish to settle and live in the country. Today’s borders are today, they may change in 100 years, as was in the past and what should concern all of us is the preservation and spread of orthodox Islamic teachings. However, post-1979 Iran still has a problem with the Persian supremacist syndrome prevelant among many of its people. The mistreatment and widespread suspicion of Twelver Hazaras who fled the Taliban is also rampant, something that shouldn’t happen at all. Even Shia Arabs, for example Iraqis or Iranian Arabs, are somehow mocked and insulted. Iran should completely abandon nationalism and solely focus on principles that come solely from the Islamic point of view. This was one of the views of Ayatollah Khomeini who tried to root out Zaorastrian events like Nowruz but after his death, they just became incorporated into the system. 
    Muawiyah, Yazid, Osama bin Laden, Mullah Omar, al Baghdadi et al. also all believed in God. Such belief alone doesn’t safeguard being a Muslim, let alone achieving the Paradise. This is the problem with many culturals, they drink alcohol, don’t wear scarf, don’t pray etc. but still believe they can somehow be forgiven. It doesn’t work this way, as evident from the Qur'an alone and the ahadith books. 
    (I would appreciate if one of the admins could combine this post with the previous one of mine, Jazakallah)
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