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The Canuck

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    The Canuck got a reaction from Northwest in Iran-contra Affair   
    Bro MDM: Your posts are misleading and contain misinformation. It wasn't about the Shah 'dealing' with USA or Israel, the matter is much different than that. Shah in his view saw it as a beneficial relationship, thus they were allies. But, in reality many matters were anti-Iranian (if you think of it from a nationalistic view). Independence and growth in any field (manufacturing, industries) for the Iranians was prevented, ambitious people were silenced, oppressed or eliminated. The Shah being in power, was really just a 'check'. Shah himself, in his own view, he didn't think this, he thought he is bettering Iran as a country.
    Second, you are completely ignoring all other events leading up to that time. USA, was playing games in Iraq and all around that region. What it was doing in the 70s in Iraq. Then on another side, putting Saddam in power essentially. Even in the late 80s...when Saddam was gassing Kurds, it was the USA that tried to hide it and pretend it wasn't going on yet still supporting Saddam (financially and militarily).
    Now about the Contra-Affair:
    -If Iran could have gotten it's weapons and supplies from many other countries, ask yourself why could they not get it? The USA was involved heavily in preventing Iran from acquiring it's supplies. Even though Iran did get supplies from other places, it was very difficult as they were actively being prevented.
    -the Contra Affair authors say the US used supplies in a warehouse in Israel to save time in transferring, or appear more discreet. They only sent 2 plane loads.
    This whole event was an incident, it's hardly enough to start claiming that they were suddenly "supported by USA and Israel".
    ws
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    The Canuck got a reaction from iCenozoic in Mossad behind Hariri assassination   
    The bombing only serves the interests of USA and Israel. The outcome only gives them the advantage. So why would Syrian intelligence be that stupid?
    Now Israel and US can tell Syria to remove its influence, troops. Anything that is against US and Israeli interests, strategically and economically, can now be pushed away and look ligitimate.
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    The Canuck got a reaction from aaaz1618 in Don't quit!   
    When things go wrong,
    as they sometimes will
    When the road you’re trudging
    seems all up hill,
    When the funds are low,
    and the debts are high,
    And you want to smile,
    but you have to sigh,
    When care is pressing
    you down a bit,
    Rest if you must
    but don’t you quit! …


    Success is failure
    turned inside out.
    The silver tint
    of the clouds of doubt.
    And you never can tell
    how close you are,
    It may be near
    when it seems so far.
    So stick to the fight
    when you’re hardest hit,
    It’s when things seem worst,
    that you must not quit!

    Anonymous
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    The Canuck got a reaction from Abeel_Ali_Muhammad in Lifting the index finger in tashahud - Question   
    Salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

    Lifting the index finger up and pointing it towards Qiblah (makkah, which you're already facing) is done in tashahud, because they say that in hadith that the prophet (saw) used to raise his index finger up too.  But I don't know about this hadith's story nor it's authenticity.  I don't know actually whether the hadith said the prophet (saw) was seen lifting his finger up one time, or that he always did that.

    I don't think shia scholars have mentioned you have to do that in prayer.  I don't see it's importance either.  As far as I know I haven't seen shia's do it.

    Salam.



    Edited By Mujahid on 1031646244
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    The Canuck got a reaction from Sirius_Bright in How To Curse The Sahaba   
    (salam)
    You know it always hurts your arguments when you're lying. You don't need to find that out from Confucius.
    Then you said:
    If you moved to Europe 27 years ago, that would make it 1985 in which you moved to Europe and lived there. But if you are from Iran and you left there in 1993, that would mean that from 1985-1993 you must have been in Iran....and NOT Europe.
    LOL come on, then again it's not surprising. You're a radical who thinks he's found his identity, live'n large and comfy. *Clueless señor.
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    The Canuck got a reaction from Livia in Problem at my job, I need help, please tell me what to do!   
    It seems to me you warned her of potential dangers because you were worried that she might get hurt or in a situation where she would regret.  You did your part, so now you should feel free.
     
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    The Canuck got a reaction from Livia in Problem at my job, I need help, please tell me what to do!   
    Salam alaikum,
    - Just let it go.  It's over.
    - If you car pool to work and it helps -Great.  Forget about seat orientation or what others' presume.
    - i) Don't care about what other people think.  Who cares?
    - ii) Be clear where you stand, so there's no misunderstanding.
    - You tried to help and gave advice, khalas it's over.  Some people may not want it. 
     
    ws
     
     
     
     
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    The Canuck got a reaction from Hameedeh in Tea Or Coffee?   
    I used to have very little interest in Tea and absolutely hated Coffee.  But some how, nowadays I don't mind tea sometimes, my potential add-ons are honey, cinnamon, lemon juice.  Due to habit before going to work, I have acquired a taste for coffee now too (perhaps a pyschological addiction).   I don't drink that much, maximum one cup in a day.  I like my coffee darker roasted.  Add-ons ...a little bit of milk, little to no sugar some times.
     
    ws
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    The Canuck got a reaction from mina in How To Acquire A Goal In Life?   
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    Brainstorm.
    Ask yourself questions.
    Ws
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    The Canuck got a reaction from Chaotic Muslem in Marhaba   
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    I am really sorry for your hardships.  That sounds really awful.  Did you see a Doctor for this? and the treatment that you're doing, is it prescribed by a Doctor? or were you diagnosing and prescribing all on your own?
     
    I hope you are rid of all those worms and fully healed, if not yet, then soon insha Allah!
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    The Canuck got a reaction from HamzaTR in Need Help With Family Members, Etc. In Persian?   
    ^Amu zaadeh means offspring of paternal uncle. Amu = uncle. But yeah nobody says that. That list is too long to type from a tablet. Hamcheshm lol. Who comes up with that? It doesn't make sense.
    How is amuzaadeh archaic? Zaadeh is Farsi, and Amu is Arabic/Farsi?
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    The Canuck got a reaction from Gypsy in If A Girl Is Ugly, But Religious, Would You Marry?   
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    It's all in the eye's of the beholder.  Someone may look pretty to another person but not so pretty to another person.  Also, someone's personality and character could be all that makes that person super beautiful (even physically).   This post feels like deja vu.
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    The Canuck got a reaction from Maryaam in Hockey?!   
    ^Actually the percentage of Canadian players in the NHL is still just over 50% , that means more than half the league's players are Canadian lol.  They just happen to be playing for American city teams.
     
    Also, most of the NHL championship teams had majority Canadian players I think.  If you check out the total number of Canadian players and the stats they contributed since the NHL started, Canadians still dominate:
     
    http://www.quanthockey.com/TS/TS_PlayerNationalities.php
     
    However, the Canadian dominance has reduced drastically. 
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    The Canuck reacted to Ruq in Write Your Love Letter   
    When i say i love you im saying i love myself/my experience when i interact with you. We use other people as triggers to find the best in ourselves and/or what we love being. So when he says something cute and funny i love him because i love myself in resonse to him - i love what i think and feel and percieve in that moment. When we find someone who is a perfect trigger for making us feel like our best selves, or the people we're most comfortable being, we call it falling in love. When we can do that to ourselves we are truely free to love, because we are no longer saying 'you do it to me' and that freedom means we can just give.
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    The Canuck got a reaction from بعيد in Question To Brothers About Looks   
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    1.  An average looking girl that fits my criteria.
     
    2.  This is difficult to rate in percentage, but for me I'd say it's very low.  The reason is because, I may not even think a girl is really pretty at all, but once I get to know her personality then all of a sudden she can become really beautiful.  A guy just wants a reasonable amount of attraction physically, most guys that is.  If it's a mo'min guy, he'll probably not care much at all about the looks, but may want a reasonable amount of attraction I'd say perhaps 10-15%, Remember a girl's personality can totally lift that attraction percentage up to 100%.
     
     
    3.  I would totally accept her, she doesn't have to be perfect at all.  This I felt even when I was younger when I was good looking LOL, I felt the same way.   But for some guys yes, sometimes an imperfection can turn them away BUT it all goes back to the eye of the beholder, so in one person's eyes she may be acceptable and beautiful but perhaps not in another person's eyes.  Also, trust me personality can totally over-ride an imperfect trait and completely make it non existent.
     
     
    ws
     
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    The Canuck got a reaction from Shiavert in Question To Brothers About Looks   
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    1.  An average looking girl that fits my criteria.
     
    2.  This is difficult to rate in percentage, but for me I'd say it's very low.  The reason is because, I may not even think a girl is really pretty at all, but once I get to know her personality then all of a sudden she can become really beautiful.  A guy just wants a reasonable amount of attraction physically, most guys that is.  If it's a mo'min guy, he'll probably not care much at all about the looks, but may want a reasonable amount of attraction I'd say perhaps 10-15%, Remember a girl's personality can totally lift that attraction percentage up to 100%.
     
     
    3.  I would totally accept her, she doesn't have to be perfect at all.  This I felt even when I was younger when I was good looking LOL, I felt the same way.   But for some guys yes, sometimes an imperfection can turn them away BUT it all goes back to the eye of the beholder, so in one person's eyes she may be acceptable and beautiful but perhaps not in another person's eyes.  Also, trust me personality can totally over-ride an imperfect trait and completely make it non existent.
     
     
    ws
     
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    The Canuck got a reaction from Hajji87 in Photos Letting Me Down   
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    They weren't the ones for you - as simple as that.  Next.  That should be your attitude. 
     
    But let's say your only option right now is online; is your photo taken up too close?  try a more distant photo, not too distant but with reasonable clarity.  At the end of the day (or months possibly in your case lol), you're gonna have to meet.  That's where you're gonna pull out the 'Shabaaam...your james bond look I guess. 
     
    I think Enlightened said it best and had a good idea.
     
    Seriously if they ain't giving you the time of day, why are you giving them too many thoughts in a day.  Drop'em, leave'em, cut'em loose.  Their loss.
     
    ws
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    The Canuck got a reaction from Waiting for HIM in Question To Brothers About Looks   
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    1.  An average looking girl that fits my criteria.
     
    2.  This is difficult to rate in percentage, but for me I'd say it's very low.  The reason is because, I may not even think a girl is really pretty at all, but once I get to know her personality then all of a sudden she can become really beautiful.  A guy just wants a reasonable amount of attraction physically, most guys that is.  If it's a mo'min guy, he'll probably not care much at all about the looks, but may want a reasonable amount of attraction I'd say perhaps 10-15%, Remember a girl's personality can totally lift that attraction percentage up to 100%.
     
     
    3.  I would totally accept her, she doesn't have to be perfect at all.  This I felt even when I was younger when I was good looking LOL, I felt the same way.   But for some guys yes, sometimes an imperfection can turn them away BUT it all goes back to the eye of the beholder, so in one person's eyes she may be acceptable and beautiful but perhaps not in another person's eyes.  Also, trust me personality can totally over-ride an imperfect trait and completely make it non existent.
     
     
    ws
     
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    The Canuck got a reaction from allahsparadise in What Would You Do?   
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    Sorry about your uncomfortable situation.  Remember that for some people, they don't realize what they're doing is wrong or transgressing against someone else's boundaries.  Regardless of religion, you can't just touch someone.  They might be uncomfortable with it.  So the man seems to be just ignorant and perhaps he is just rude since he resorted to derogatory language.  In this case, I would recommend to step away and just be as respectful as possible.  You can say "please do not touch me".  That should be sufficient.  There could be many reasons that someone doesn't want to be touched; religion, they're just uncomfortable with it, etc. 
     
    Unfortunately discrimination still exists in our society in numerous forms.  Read the situation, step away, try to be respectful (do not make the other person feel like they are dirty or less of a being). And always defend yourself and stand up for yourself no matter what.  You did nothing wrong. 
     
    Other than that, don't sweat it.  Forget about it, some people are just rude. 
     
    ws
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    The Canuck got a reaction from notme in What Would You Do?   
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    Sorry about your uncomfortable situation.  Remember that for some people, they don't realize what they're doing is wrong or transgressing against someone else's boundaries.  Regardless of religion, you can't just touch someone.  They might be uncomfortable with it.  So the man seems to be just ignorant and perhaps he is just rude since he resorted to derogatory language.  In this case, I would recommend to step away and just be as respectful as possible.  You can say "please do not touch me".  That should be sufficient.  There could be many reasons that someone doesn't want to be touched; religion, they're just uncomfortable with it, etc. 
     
    Unfortunately discrimination still exists in our society in numerous forms.  Read the situation, step away, try to be respectful (do not make the other person feel like they are dirty or less of a being). And always defend yourself and stand up for yourself no matter what.  You did nothing wrong. 
     
    Other than that, don't sweat it.  Forget about it, some people are just rude. 
     
    ws
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    The Canuck reacted to notme in What Would You Do?   
    You were caught off guard so your response seems perfectly normal, but probably a better response would have been to politely thank him while moving out of reach with a smile but looking like you feel very uncomfortable. That way he would realize his error inshallah, without being embarrassed.
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    The Canuck reacted to StarryNight in How Does One Wake Up?   
    By seriously talking to Allah as much as you can. Informal talk. When ur driving, or walking, alone, or even shopping, anywhere..... even when ur with people try to say dhikr to yourself and before u sleep, or when u wake up have a personal talk and ask him to revive you... write a letter to Allah about the things that have hurt you or anything that disturbs you. Read at least one verse of Qur'an a day and reflect a little upon it. 
     
    It may take some time but it definitely works.. well worked for me. Allah will always save you and listen to you when you ask him. 
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    The Canuck reacted to PenOfTruth in Important Traits Of A Mo'min   
    Patience:
    Imam Ali said, ‘Perseverance in the face of adversity protects the heart.’
    Imam Ali said, ‘Accustom yourself to persevering in the face of adversity, and [you will see] how well persevering with the truth will become part of your natural disposition.’
    Imam Ali said, ‘The origin of patience is to have strong conviction in Allah.’
    The Prophet said, ‘Whoever tries to be patient, Allah makes him patient, and whoever tries to remain chaste, Allah keeps him chaste, and whoever suffices himself with what he has, Allah enriches him. No servant can ever be granted something better and more sufficient than patience.’
    Imam Ali said, ‘He whose patience gives him no deliverance is destroyed by anxiety.’
    Imam Ali said, ‘Whoever does not endure his troubles ends up having to endure his own ruin.’
    Imam Ali said, ‘You can either have the perseverance of noblemen or be lost in the oblivion of beasts.’
    Imam Ali said, ‘Verily if you are patient, the trials of destiny will befall you and you will be rewarded for them, whilst if you are anxious, not only will the trials of destiny still befall you but they will cover you over.'
    Imam al-Sadiq said to one of his companions, ‘Verily we are very patient and our Shi`aa are even more patient than us.’ His companion asked, ‘May I be your ransom, how can your Shi`aa be more patient than yourselves?’ He replied, ‘Because we are patient alongside our knowledge [of everything], whereas our Shi`aa are patient in spite of not knowing.’
    Imam al-Baqir was once asked about graceful patience [graceful patience (al-Sabr al-jamil) - mentioned in the Qur’an 12:18, 12:83 , to which he replied, ‘That is the patience that is devoid of complaint to other people.’
    Imam Ali said, ‘Patience comes in the form of either persevering in the face of an affliction, or enduring an act of obedience, or restraining oneself against an act of disobedience. And this third type is of a higher calibre than the first two.’
    Imam Ali said, ‘Patience is of two types: perseverance in the face of that which you despise, and enduring restraint against that which you love.’
    Imam Ali said, ‘Patience is that a man bears whatever afflicts him and swallows his anger.’
    The Prophet said, ‘Patience is satisfaction [with Allah’s decree].'
    Imam al-Sadiq said, ‘Whoever, when suffering from an ailment, patiently endures it and considers it a means of proximity to Allah, Allah writes down for him the same reward as that of a thousand martyrs.'
    Imam al-Sadiq said, ‘Whoever from amongst our Shi`aa is tried with an affliction and endures it will be granted the reward of a thousand martyrs.’
    Imam Ali said in his description of the Godwary ones, ‘They endured hardship for a short while, and in consequence they secured comfort for a long time.’
    The Prophet said, ‘With perseverance, deliverance becomes possible, and whoever knocks at the door persistently will enter it.’
    The Prophet said, ‘Verily victory comes with perseverance, and deliverance with hardship, and verily with difficulty comes ease.’
    Imam al-Sadiq said, ‘Patience is the peak of faith.’
    Imam Ali said, ‘Whoever patiently endures the path to Allah reaches Him.’
    Imam Ali said, ‘Through patience are great things accomplished.’
    Imam al-Jawad said, ‘Patience in the face of a misfortune is itself a misfortune for the one who gloats over your bad luck.’
    Imam al-Sadiq said, ‘The [true] believer is inherently patient against adversities.’
    Imam Ali said, ‘Patience in the face of tribulation is better than well-being in times of comfort.’
    Imam Ali said, ‘Patience makes light work of calamities.’
    The Prophet was once asked what faith was, to which he replied, ‘Patience.'
    Prophet Jesus said, ‘Verily you will never be able to attain that which you love until you are able to endure that which you despise.’
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    The Canuck reacted to PenOfTruth in Important Traits Of A Mo'min   
    Asceticism:
    Imam al-Kazim said, 'Verily he who is most persevering in the face of adversity is the most abstemious from among you.’
    Imam Zayn al-Abidin said, 'Allah says, 'O son of Adam, be satisfied with what I have given you and you will be among the most abstemious of people.’
    Imam Ali said, 'When an abstemious person flees from people, seek after him, and when he seeks after people, flee from him.’
    Imam Ali said, 'The best level of asceticism is to conceal one's asceticism.’
    Imam Ali said, 'Do not be of those who try to secure the Hereafter by means of the worldly life…they disparage this world using ascetic terms, yet act like those who covet it.’
    The Prophet said, 'The most abstemious of people is he who renounces the prohibited things.’
    Imam al-Sadiq said, 'It is forbidden for your hearts that they should taste the sweetness of faith until and unless they abstain from the pleasures of this world.’
    Imam Zayn al-Abidin said, 'He who renounces the world's vain pleasures finds its afflictions trivial and is not bothered by them as a result.’
    Imam Ali said, 'Abstaining from the vain pleasures of this world is the greatest source of comfort.’
    Imam Ali said, 'Abstain from the vain pleasures of this world and divine mercy will descend upon you.’
    Imam Ali said, 'He who renounces this worldly life, neither concerning himself with its baseness nor vying for its glory, Allah rewards him with a gift that is unobtainable through any of His creatures, grants him knowledge without the need for learning, secures wisdom in his heart and makes it flow upon his tongue.’
    The Prophet said, 'Abstaining from the vain pleasures of this world puts the heart and the body at rest, whereas longing for them exhausts the heart and the body.'
    Imam al-`Aaskari said, 'If the inhabitants of this world used their intellect, the world would self-destruct [for it would cease to be of any importance].’
    Imam al-Kazim once said while standing at a graveside, ‘Indeed something that ends with this [i.e. death] is worthy of its beginning being spent in abstemiousness. And indeed something that begins with this is worthy of its end being feared with apprehension.'
    Imam al-Baqir said, 'Remember death frequently, for no sooner does man increase his remembrance of death than he begins to renounce this world's life.’
    Imam Ali said, 'How can one renounce the pleasures of this world when he has not yet fathomed the worth of the Hereafter?!’
    Imam Ali said, 'The person best able to practice abstemiousness is he who understands the inferiority of this worldly life.’
    Imam al-Rida , when asked about the qualities of the ascetic, replied, 'He manages to still his hunger without pursuit of food, he is well-prepared for his death, and weary of his life in this world.’
    Imam al-Sadiq , when asked to define the ascetic, said, 'The ascetic is the one who renounces the permissible things in this world for fear of having to account for them, and renounces the forbidden things of this world for fear of punishment for them.’
    Imam Ali said, 'Those who restrain themselves from worldly pleasures are such that their hearts are weeping though outwardly they may laugh, they experience great sorrow though they display joy, and they are filled with self-contempt though they rejoice at all that they have been bestowed.’
    Imam Ali said, 'The one who practices asceticism from worldly pleasures is such that he neither allows the prohibited things to overcome his perseverance [in the way of Allah], nor the permissible things to distract him from gratefulness to Allah.’
    Imam al-Sadiq said, 'Asceticism is the key to the door of the Hereafter and immunity from the Fire, and it is to abandon all those things that preoccupy you from Allah, neither experiencing regret upon their loss, nor self-admiration for having abandoned them, nor awaiting deliverance from them, nor seeking praise on account of them, and nor anything else in exchange for them. Rather you see their loss as a source of comfort and their presence as a source of misfortune, such that you consistently run away from misfortune and seek refuge in comfort.'
    Imam Ali said, 'Asceticism is summed up between two phrases in the Qur’an, where Allah, most High, says, "So that you may not grieve for what has escaped you, nor be exultant at what He has given you.” Therefore, one who neither grieves about past losses nor is overjoyed about the possessions he is granted has perfected his asceticism from both sides.’
    The Prophet said, 'Asceticism is not to prohibit oneself that which is allowed. Rather it is to find that which is with Allah more secure than that which is in one's own possession.’
    The Prophet said, ‘Asceticism from worldly pleasures means to cut short one’s hopes of this world, to be grateful for every single bounty, to have piety and to keep away from all that which Allah has prohibited.’
    Imam al-Sadiq said, 'All goodness has been placed in one house, and its key is asceticism and restraint from worldly pleasures.'
    Imam al-Baqir said, 'In one of His conversations with Prophet Moses , Allah told him the following, '…those who seek to adorn themselves [for Me] have no better apparel than abstention from the worldly pleasures that they find indispensable.’
    Imam Ali said, 'Verily among the qualities that greatly develop one’s faith is abstention from worldly pleasures.’
    Imam Ali said, 'Asceticism is the distinguishing characteristic of Godwary people and the natural disposition of those who turn to Allah.’
    The Prophet said, 'People cannot worship Allah with anything better than asceticism from worldly pleasures.’
    please dont forget me in your duas.
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    The Canuck reacted to PenOfTruth in Important Traits Of A Mo'min   
    Courage:
    Imam Ali said, 'Courage is might at hand.’
    Imam Ali said, 'Courage is a ready victory and an obvious virtue.’
    Imam Ali said, 'If qualities were to be classified, honesty would be with courage, and cowardice with dishonesty.’
    Imam al-Hasan was once asked about courage, to which he replied, 'It is to know when to stand up to one's opponents, and when to be patient in the face of criticism.’
    Imam Ali said, 'Courage has been created based on three natural characteristics, each of which has an exclusive merit over the rest. They are: self-esteem, dignity [in the face of humiliation], and seeking a good reputation. If they all attain perfection in the courageous man, he is an invincible hero, distinguished for his boldness in his generation. And if some of them are perfected in him more than others, then his courage will far supercede in those particular qualities over the rest.’
    Imam Ali said, 'A man's worth is in proportion to the extent of his ambition, his honesty is in proportion to the extent of his gallantry, and his courage is in proportion to the extent of his dignity [in the face of humiliation]'
    Imam Ali said, 'A man's courage is in proportion to the extent of his ambition, and his zeal in proportion to the extent of his ardour.’
    Imam Ali said, '[A man's] courage is in proportion to the extent of [his] ardour.’
    The Prophet said, 'Shall I tell you who is the toughest and strongest from among you?’ They replied, ‘Yes, O Prophet of Allah, do tell us’, so the Prophet said, ‘The strongest and toughest of you is he who, when he is happy, his happiness does not lead him to committing a sin or anything wrong, and when he gets angry, his anger does not prevent him from speaking the truth, and when he is empowered in any way, he does not take hold of that which is not lawfully his.’
    Imam Ali said, 'The most courageous of people is the most generous of them.’
    Imam Ali said, 'The most courageous of people is he who conquers his rashness with clemency.’
    Imam Ali said, 'There is no one more courageous than a man of understanding.’
    Imam Ali said, 'The strongest of people is the one with the greatest authority over his own self.’
    Imam Ali said, 'The bane of courage is losing one's judiciousness.’
    Imam al-`Aaskari said, 'Verily… courage has a limit, which when overstepped becomes foolhardiness.’
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