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Qa'im

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  1. The only reliable hadith I have seen in our sources is the following: الحسين بن سعيد عن صفوان وابن فضال عن ابن بكير عن أبي عبد الله )عليه السلام) قال: ذكر الدجال قال: فلم يبق منه إلا وطئه الا مكة والمدينة فان على كل نقب من أنقابها ملكا يحفظها من الطاعون والدجال. al-Husayn b. Sa`eed from Safwan and Ibn Faddal from Ibn Bukayr from Abu `Abdillah عليه السلام. He said: Dajjal was mentioned, so he said: Nothing will remain except that he has tread upon it, except Mecca and Medina, for at every barrier from their barriers there are angels protecting them from the plague and the Dajjal. (Tahdheeb, Volume 6, The Sanctity of Medina, hadith #1) (muwathaq) (موثق) There are other references to him in less reliable hadiths, but they are generally just passing references to him. The emphasis in our literature is definitely on the Sufyani. As for the "Dajjal is a system" argument: I don't know of a pre-modern source (Sunni or Shi`I) that says this explicitly. However, it can be deduced from the narrations on the End Times, which suggest a total inverse of morality, where evil things will be seen as good and good things evil. This culminates with the Dajjal, who is an individual that offers a message of inversed morality.
  2. I'm not sure how many bullies admit their flaws and work to rectify them, but I laughed when I saw that several people in this thread agreed with my self-critique. May Allah give us islaH.
  3. The book is on sale for the birth month of Imam al-Mahdi (عليه السلام). For this month only you can have it for $10 inshallah.
  4. "Culpable jahl" is tajahul; which is when someone is purposely ignorant about something - they avoid learning, ignore knowledge, and put their fingers in their ears. The hadith is presumably referring to people who just don't know, but not on purpose.
  5. Interesting perspective. Although I'm an extroverted, I'm not very outgoing. And when talking to potentials, this is often a barrier -- they want to be on their feet all day, flying around the world every couple months, taking road trips. I simply don't care much for all of that. My extroversion is expressed by being warm, communicative, friendly, talking to family, seeing friends for coffee/dinner, talking on the phone, blogging, etc.
  6. I’m not married, but I think I would prefer someone opposite to me. I’m extroverted, and I have a fairly dominant and stubborn personality, so having two people like that in the same house would cause a lot of friction and clashes.
  7. I am considering giving the proceeds to a charitable cause once I break even. I think I will break even if I sell 50 more copies.
  8. There is a hadith on Makarim al-Akhlaq on wearing a turban in salat: الحسن بن الفضل الطبرسي في ( مكارم الأخلاق ) عن النبي ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) قال : ركعتان مع العمامة خير من أربع ركعات بغير عمامة . From the Prophet (s). He said: Two units with a turban is better than four units without a turban.
  9. Anyone know where we can buy something like that?
  10. The order Islam-Iman-Taqwa-Yaqeen comes from the ahadith of Ahl al-Bayt, you can read more about each here: Islam, Iman, Taqwa, Yaqin
  11. Revoking citizenship may be a dangerous precedent. But these are no doubt terrorists, responsible mainly for the deaths of Muslims - classic mufsideena fil ard - they’re lucky to live anywhere, let alone in the West.
  12. If you’re near Chicago, you could visit Sayyid Sulayman at the Ahl al-Bayt Seminary.
  13. In short, it is from both. If a person inclines towards guidance, Allah will guide him, but if he inclines towards misguidance, Allah will misguide him. As for seemingly good people who are not guided: they may not know the truth, or they may be guided at a later time, or there may be something of evil in their heart. Remember that humans are, by nature, generally good. Most people I have met are decent, but perhaps there are one or more sins that they are regularly committing that is acting as a barrier between them and guidance. As for born-Muslims, not all of them will go to Paradise. But even a ritual or symbolic restraint of certain evils will uplift a Muslim. Look at how many crimes are alcohol-related, and imagine how many crimes were prevented by even a ritualistic abstinence from alcohol.
  14. Interesting thread with many variables to consider. Firstly keep in mind that there will always be people with an aversion to Islam; every Prophet faced rejection from great numbers of people. Secondly: there are many special interests: Indian nationalists, Chinese nationalists, white nationalists, Myanmar nationalists, Zionists, Christian evangelists, weapons industry, energy and finance, feminists, and they all want a piece of our pie. The ex-Muslims and Tawhidis of YouTube are just taking advantage of the popular sentiment against Islam. Thirdly: there are some legitimate grievances. The fear of terrorism, past oppression by Muslim empires (Shias know all about this, as do other minorities in the Muslim world - it may be overstated by some, but it is a grievance nonetheless), the use of Muslims as political pawns by some (people like Linda Sarsour, who do more good for the left than for Muslims, have collectively upset off the American whites). I also think that we have become a people who take more than they give. Our good is mainly hidden - we bring demographic balance to the West, we work and pay taxes, we are good students, and our good works are mainly confined to our community. But maybe if Muslims were more involved in local efforts and communal upliftment, people would see the benefit of having us here. Maybe if we were a people with solutions and results, and not just complaining about our state, then people would respect us. It goes without saying that YouTube is not totally representative of things, but Pew surveys seem to be indicating similar sentiments - anti-Muslims are on the rise. It’s not entirely our fault, but we have brains and we can respond to this phenomenon, we don’t have to just be victims of it.
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