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  1. Salam Brother, I am here and well, AlHamdulillah. Life with marriage, kids, traveling, and career has been taking up most of my days now. I'm never too far away, I can be reached fairly easily via Whatsapp or Discord, I’m on multiple Shia Discord groups. My advice to any youth 16-25, utilize these youth years wisely and gain as much knowledge from the right sources as possible. Once life hits you, like marriage, kids, job, etc., you will notice the limited time you’ll have to research and read about Islam. So be judicious on how you use these years, you may never get this amount of free time back. If I could go back, this is the advice I would give my younger self. Hindsight is always 20/20.
  2. Salam, Per Ibn Kathir's al-Bidayah wa al-Nihayah, he has estimated that around 10,000 people died (on both sides). Ibn Kathir is most likely using al-Tabari's Tarikh, vol.4, pg. 529 in which he quotes "10,000 people were killed; half of them from Imam `Ali (i.e. 5,000), and the other half from `A'ishah (i.e. 5,000)" (كَانَ قتلى الجمل حول الجمل عشرة آلاف، نصفهم من أَصْحَاب علي، ونصفهم من أَصْحَاب عَائِشَة)
  3. Here are a few narrations from our books that I was able to find that discuss the washing of the hearts, the black spot being removed, etc. علي بن إبراهيم ، عن أبيه ، عن ابن أسباط ومحمد بن أحمد ، عن موسى بن القاسم البجلي ، عن علي بن أسباط قال قلت لأبي الحسن الرضا عليه‌السلام جعلت فداك ما ترى آخذ برا أو بحرا فإن طريقنا مخوف شديد الخطر فقال اخرج برا ولا عليك أن تأتي مسجد رسول الله صلى‌الله‌عليه‌وآله وتصلي ركعتين في غير وقت فريضة ثم لتستخير الله مائة مرة ومرة ثم تنظر فإن عزم الله لك على البحر فقل الذي قال الله عز وجل «وَقالَ ارْكَبُوا فِيها بِسْمِ اللهِ مَجْراها وَمُرْساها إِنَّ رَبِّي لَغَفُورٌ رَحِيمٌ» فإن اضطرب بك البحر فاتك على جانبك الأيمن وقل بسم الله اسكن بسكينة الله وقر بوقار الله واهدأ بإذن الله ولا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله قلنا أصلحك الله ما السكينة ريح تخرج من الجنة لها صورة كصورة الإنسان ـ ورائحة طيبة وهي التي نزلت على إبراهيم فأقبلت تدور حول أركان البيت وهو يضع الأساطين قيل له هي من التي قال الله عز وجل : «فِيهِ سَكِينَةٌ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ وَبَقِيَّةٌ مِمَّا تَرَكَ آلُ مُوسى وَآلُ هارُونَ» قال تلك السكينة في التابوت وكانت فيه طشت تغسل فيها قلوب الأنبياء وكان التابوت يدور في بني إسرائيل مع الأنبياء ثم أقبل علينا فقال ما تابوتكم قلنا السلاح قال صدقتم هو تابوتكم وإن خرجت برا فقل الذي قال الله عز وجل «سُبْحانَ الَّذِي سَخَّرَ لَنا هذا وَما كُنَّا لَهُ مُقْرِنِينَ. وَإِنَّا إِلى رَبِّنا لَمُنْقَلِبُونَ» فإنه ليس من عبد يقولها عند ركوبه فيقع من بعير أو دابة فيصيبه شيء بإذن الله ثم قال فإذا خرجت من منزلك فقل بسم الله آمنت بالله توكلت على الله لا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله ـ فإن الملائكة تضرب وجوه الشياطين ويقولون قد سمى الله وآمن بالله وتوكل على الله وقال لا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله 5. Ali b. Ibrahim from his father (Ibrahim b. Hashim) from Ibn Asbat AND Muhammad b. Ahmad from Musa b. al-Qasim al-Bajali from Ali b. Asbat who said: I said to Abi al-Hasan al-Ridha عليه السلام: may I be made your ransom - should I go by way of land or sea - for our journey is fearful and very dangerous? So he said: go out by way of land - and there is nothing upon you (no harm upon you) that you go to the Masjid of the messenger of Allah and pray a two unit prayer in other than the time of the obligatory prayer, then you supplicate to Allah for the best option a hundred and one times, then you observe - so if Allah decides the sea for you (by casting this decision into your heart) then say what Allah the Mighty and Majestic said: “And say: embark upon it - in the name of Allah be its sailing and anchoring - verily my Lord is most forgiving the merciful” (11:41), so if the sea is tumultuous then take support (lean) on your right side and say: “in the name of Allah - be tranquil by the tranquility of Allah and be calm by the calmness of Allah and be aright (quiet down) by the will of Allah - and there is no strength nor power save by Allah”. We said: may Allah grant you prosperity - what is the Sakina? He said: a wind that comes from paradise - it has a face like the face of a man and good fragrance, and it is the one which descended upon Ibrahim so it began revolving around the pillars of the House (Ka’ba) while he was setting up the beams . It was said to him: is it the one about which Allah the Mighty and Majestic said: “In it - a Sakina - from your lord and remnants [relics] from that which was left by the family of Musa and the family of Harun” (2:248)? He said: that is the Sakina of the ark (of the covenant), and in it (i.e. the ark) was a basin in which was washed the hearts of the prophets, and the ark used to move around in Bani Israil only among the prophets. Then he turned to us and said: what is your ark? We said: the weapons (of the messenger of Allah) He said: you have spoken the truth - it is your ark. And if you go by way of land [on the back of an animal] then say that which was said by Allah the Mighty and Majestic: “Praised be the one who has made this submissive to us and we could not have otherwise subdued it and to our lord are we to return” (43:13) for there is not a slave who says it whence he climbs on (and begins a journey) and then goes on to fall off his camel or animal and gets hurt - by the will of Allah. Then he said: and when you leave your house say: “In the name of Allah, I have believed in Allah, I have depended on Allah, there is no strength nor power save by Allah” for the angels beat the faces of the devils and they say: he (the man) has named Allah, and believed in Allah, and depended upon Allah, and said: there is no strength nor power save by Allah. (Muwathaq - Translated by Islamic Salvation) Source: al-Kulayni, al-Kafi, vol. 3, pg. 471-472, hadith # 5 ثُمَّ إِنَّ جَبْرَائِيلَ ع أَلْقَى رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ص عَلَى قَفَاهُ وَ رَفَعَ أَثْوَابَهُ فَقَالَ لَهُ النَّبِيُّ ص مَا تُرِيدُ تَصْنَعُ يَا أَخِي جَبْرَائِيلُ فَقَالَ جَبْرَائِيلُ لَا بَأْسَ عَلَيْكَ فَأَخْرَجَ جَنَاحَهُ‏ «3» وَ شَقَّ بَطْنَ النَّبِيِّ ص وَ أَدْخَلَ جَنَاحَهُ فِي بَطْنِهِ وَ خَرَقَ قَلْبَهُ‏ وَ شَقَّ المقلبة وَ أَظْهَرَ نُكْتَةً سَوْدَاءَ فَأَخَذَهَا جَبْرَائِيلُ ع فَغَسَلَهَا وَ مِيكَائِيلُ يَصُبُّ الْمَاءَ عَلَيْهِ فَنَادَى مُنَادٍ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ يَقُولُ يَا جَبْرَائِيلُ لَا تَقْشِرْ قَلْبَ‏ مُحَمَّدٍ ص فَتُوجِعَهُ وَ لَكِنِ اغْسِلْهُ بِزَغَبِكَ وَ الزَّغَبُ هُوَ الرِّيشُ الَّذِي تَحْتَ الْجَنَاحِ فَأَخَذَ جَبْرَئِيلُ زَغَبَةً وَ غَسَلَ بِهَا قَلْبَ‏ مُحَمَّدٍ ص ثُمَّ رَدَّ المقلبة إِلَى الْقَلْبِ‏ وَ الْقَلْبَ‏ إِلَى الصَّدْرِ Then Jibra'eel met the Messenger of Allah, and he stoped himand lifted his (pbuh) shirt. The Prophet (pbuh) said to him (Jibra'eel), 'What are you intending to do, O my brother Jibra'eel?' Jibra'eel said: 'There is no problem upon you, and he took his win and split the chest of the Prophet, and he (Jibra'eel) entered his wing in his (pbuh) chest, and penetrating his (pbuh) heart, split it and turned it (?) and it revealed a black spot, so he (Jibra'eel) took it and washed it, and Mika'eel was pouring water on it, then a call from a caller in the heavens says: 'O Jibra'eel, do not peel the heart of Muhammad (pbuh), for it pains him,but wash it with your fluffy (feathers), the fluffy (feathers) is the feather which is under the wing. So Jibra'eel took the fluffy (feathers) and he washed with it the heart of Muhammad, then returned turn (?) to the heart and the earth to the chest Source: Ibn Shaadhaan al-Qummi, Fadaa'il (Qum: Radi Publications, 1405), pg. 34 al-Majlisi, Bihaar al-Anwar, vol. 15, ch. 4, hadith # 13, pg. 356 وَ مَعَهُ طَسْتٌ مِنْ ذَهَبٍ مَضْرُوبٍ مِنْ زُمُرُّدٍ وَ مُشْطٌ مِنْ ذَهَبٍ فَشَقَّ بَطْنَهُ شَقّاً ثُمَّ أَخْرَجَ قَلْبَهُ فَشَقَّهُ فَأَخْرَجَ مِنْهُ نُكْتَةً سَوْدَاءَ فَرَمَى بِهَا And with him (Jibra’eel) was a tray of gold and it was studded with emeralds, and (he had) a comb of gold. So he (Jibra’eel) split his chest, then he took his heart and split it and took out from it a black spot, and he casted it out Source: al-Saduq, al-Amali, majlis #45, pg. 264, hadith # 2 al-Saduq, Kamal al-Deen, vol. 1, ch. 12, pg. 176, hadith # 33
  4. I think I should mention that we have hadith in our books that are considered authentic by our Hadith Science standards that talk about a box coming down and in the box is a basin which the hearts of the Prophets are washed, then it came to the A'immah [to be washed].
  5. I believe one should not engage in debates with the opposite sect unless he has these characteristics: 1.) He must come with a sincere intention when looking at what happened in Islamic history 2.) He must know Arabic really well. Nahw, Sarf, Balaaghah 3.) He must know the Sunni hadith and their historical corpus really well. 4.) He must know the Sunni hadith science very well and is well acquainted with the books of Jarh wa Ta`deel. And must know the rulings of scholars for a particular hadith. 5.) He must know our Shia hadith corpus very well. (If the debater is assuming it is going to be another al-Muraja'at or Peshawar Nights, he is sadly mistaken, the Sunnis have gone on the offensive now) 6.) He must know the Shi`a Hadith science very well, and can look at the chain of a hadith and determine its authenticity on the spot (if he was not expecting that source to be taken out). This includes knowing the Rijal books, and being fully aware of the latest debates on narrators. I have not seen anyone who is a known Shi`a English or Arabic speaker who meets all these characteristics, especially, characteristics # 1, 4, 5, and 6. If these are not all met, it will be long day for whoever is debating, regardless of the subject of the debate. Wallaahu A`lim
  6. There's been some debate regarding the origin of this word, here is what is in Ibn Mandhur's Lisaan al-`Arab: وقال الجوهري: عِيسى اسم عِبْرانيّ أَو سُرياني، والجمع العِيسَوْن، بفتح السين، وقال غيره: العِيسُون، بضم السين، لأَن الياء زائدة. al-Jawhari said: `Eesa is either a Hebrew or Syriac name, its plural is: al-`Eesawn, with a Fat-ha (َ) on the Seen (س). And other said: al-`Eesoon, with a Dammah (ُ) on the Seen(س), because the "ي" is added.
  7. Assalam O alaikum brother...I want to contact u want to discuss some issues

    1. Nader Zaveri

      Nader Zaveri

      Please send me an email: revivingalislam@gmail.com



    2. ArsalNaqvi


      Thanks brother..I will contact you

  8. Asalamualaikum brother where can one contact you, do you have an email i would like to speak and ask questions

  9. Salam, Brother Nader I have emailed you a request for the article of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh)'s daughters. Thanks

  10. Salamun `Alaykum, Many major Sunni hadith scholars such as Ahmad b. Hanbal, al-Bazzaz, al-Albaani, Ibn Hazm, Ibn Qayyum, al-Shawkani, and others, have declared the hadith "My companions are like the stars..." to be a fabrication (mawdoo`) hadith.
  11. Salam brother. I am trying to PM you but for some unknown reason the system keeps notifying me that you cannot receive private messages. Can I email you at the Hotmail address you posted below in your contact info? 

  12. I am not quite sure you understand Kali Linux. Kali Linux is just an OS, like Windows, it is GUI-based and the programs that come preloaded in Kali Linux is what makes it special. It has hundreds of programs for hacking. Get to know Linux OS structure, a good easy Linux to start off is Ubuntu. Definitely get a lab going with Kali Linux. Upload the metasploitable labs on there and get to cracking. It's really fun your first time. Shoot me a PM and we can exchange contact info. I live in the US.
  13. Salam, In reality, focus your efforts on only these certifications. CISSP CEH SANS has a nice course on Penetration Testing (that course has a special subject just on Python scripting for penetration testing) After youve done done those three, I don't see a need for anything else. If you want to be solely a penetration tester. Maybe a few networking certifications, but that's it.
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