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Salik

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  1. as salaamu alaikum. would any sister want to write to a Shia sister from Czech Republic? Her name is Lejla, her english is not perfect but she really needs some support - she is all alone in there, her husband is sunni, etc. If any sister is willing to write to her, please mail me at and i will give you her e-mail. wasalam. Salik.
  2. as salaamu alaikum. would any sister want to write to a Shia sister from Czech Republic? Her name is Lejla, her english is not perfect but she really needs some support - she is all alone in there, her husband is sunni, etc. If any sister is willing to write to her, please mail me at and i will give you her e-mail. wasalam. Salik.
  3. as salaamu alaikum. can anybody please give me any ahadith concerning how immersing one's head in water invalidates the ramadan fast? And also any hadith indicating that staying in najasat after fajr invalidates the fast? Thank you. wa salaam. Salik.
  4. as salaamu alaikum. below you can read an opinion on Wahdat-e Wujud taken from the Alim Network site. masalama. Salik. This question was kindly answered by Sayyed Mohammad Soleiman-Panah. Regards Abbas Jaffer Acting Moderator - ABDG-A. .................................................. ..................... Question What is the ulama's view on "Wahdat-e Wujood"? Is it considered to be "Kofr"? Are the believers in this concept "kafir"? I specially like to know about Imam's ruling. .................................................. ...................... Answer As to the issue of Wahdat-e-Wujood. Let me first tell you that there is no consensus among Ulama on this question. It is perhaps the most controversial issue among Muslim theologians and philosophers. Therefore you should not expect it to be resolved in these few lines. Since this issue belongs to the realm of I'ateghadat one cannot look for Fatwa in this area. It is an obligation of each Muslim to understand what is meant by Tawhid in Islam, for it is the bedrock of Islamic faith. But for you to know where I am coming from let me say that I am convinced that without believing in Wahdat-e-Wujood, Tawhid does not make sense. Be advised that Allah is Ahad and his Ahadiyat as Masumin's (A) traditions explain is not a numerical one. In other words he is not one as opposed to two for in that case he would be in Arz (parallel to) of others. But if you note in the Holy Quran 58:7 Allah (SWT) is mentioned as the fourth of the three, the sixth of the fifth and so on, not the fourth of the four or sixth of the six. Here are two major schools of thought with regard to Wahdat-e-Wujood, one philosophical and one mystical. The philosophical school is mainly associated with Mulla Sadra and the mystical with Ibn Arabi. The problem of the One and the Many has always been at the heart of metaphysical thinking even today those who could solve this problem have preferred to move into what they call post metaphysical thinking which does not bother with this question. Even political thought today is preoccupied with this problem, minorities' >rights, diversity, multi-culturalism, marginalized and localized voices all are terms used to discuss the problem of One and Many. Mulla Sadra formulated a notion of Wahdat which has room of Kathrat (Many) in Wahdat (One). He considered Wojood to be Tashkiki or Zu Marateb (of different degrees and level). These levels all are Wujood and not non-Wujood but at the same time their differences are real. He used analogy of light. A candle's light is light and light of the Sun is also light and between them infinite degrees of light. Each degree is distinct from others and at same time one identity. Ibn Arabi on the other hands formulated the theory of Wahdat Shakhsi-e-Wujood (personal unity of Being). For him distinction in Being is meaningless and arbitrary, there is no real distinction. The only distinction is the distinction of Muhat and Muhit (no proper translation, literally means the circumscribed one, and the circumscribing one). Both of these formulation have come under sharp criticisms and attack from more traditional views. Certainly there are many who believe this is Kufr. Mulla Sadra's view is these days receiving more acceptance among traditionalists due to contributions of Imam Khomeini (ra), Allameh Tabatabai (ra) and their students to understanding of his position. But Ibn Arabi's view is still considered to be radical in contrast to Islam. Since you wanted to know Imam Khomeini's opinion on this issue I should know that he was a firm admirer of Ibn Arabi and his letter to Mikhail Gorbachov, Russian president he referred to Ibn Arabi as "Abar Mard" (the greatest man). Allameh Tabatabai was also Ibn Arabi's admirer he is said to have said that "all writings on Islam are not worth of two sentences of Ibn Arabi's works on Islam". Of course as I said he has his own critics and without a serious and systematic study of his idea under specialist scholars of his school of thought, understanding his theory is impossible. I strongly believe that the exploration of the question of the One and Many from an Islamic perspective in lights of the idea of Wahdat-e-Wujood could be a major contribution to the politics of Islam and human right in Islam. I hope this is useful but if one does not have independent study of the issue, this might seem confusing. In that case just ignore what I have said.
  5. according to Jafari madhab of course. Do Shia marja differ on this subject? wa salaam. Salik.
  6. as salaamu alaikum. a sister just asked me wether there are any differences in the salat of men and women. I know that there are differences as far as the preparation for salat goes (clothing, taharat, etc) but are there really any differences in the postures or the words? wa salaam. Salik.
  7. As Salaamu Alaikum. We humbly present to you the first polish Shia website which you can visit at http://szia.prv.pl If you would like to help us, please forward this message to your mailing lists or add the http://szia.prv.pl link on your website. With Allah comes success.
  8. as salaamu alaikum. brother Ali, did you get my message? I've sent you an email but didn't get any response so far. ma'salaama. Salik.
  9. as salaamu alaikum. We have just finished making our first polish Shia website. Can anyone tell me where could we get some free webspace? We'd be very thankfull. ma'salaama.
  10. as salaamu alaikum. thanks everybody, glad to know i'm welcome here. salik means wayfarer and i'm a revert of polish origin. ma'salaama.
  11. as salaamu alaikum. Insha'Allah this reaches all of you in good health and Iman. I'm new here so i just wanted to say hello. My name is Salik, i'm 21 and i'm from Poland. ma'salaama. Salik.
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