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Nader Zaveri

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  1. 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)
  2. 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 إِنّ
  3. 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].
  4. 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 as
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Salam, Regarding the languages C++ is always great to master or get acquainted with, but most cyber security things are written in Python or Ruby. I would start C++ to get accustomed to programming, but mainly focus your efforts on those two languages for this field. Brother, if you haven't touched Kali Linux at all, then no one will take you seriously in the industry. You need to create yourself a lab with Kali Linux, as soon as you can. I have an excellent book called Penetration Testing with Kali Linux. That book is an excellent starter for anyone. All my clients either
  10. Salam, I currently work as a Cyber Security Consultant, and I do Penetration testing and vulnerability analysis for my clients. As well as implementations of other security programs In the Cyber Security Industry, CompTIA Security is not taken seriously. Neither is CEH, but it holds a lot more weight. Your fellow peers won't take CEH seriously, but clients love that certification a lot. I would try to go for Offensive Security Penetration Testing. I would get acquainted with Kali Linux very well. If you haven't done the metasploitable labs, then I would suggest you try
  11. Assalām wa `Alaykum This is a bid`ah, there is no hadīth or sunnah. It is purely imported from Sikhism, it is called the "Kara", it is part of the Five Ks of Sikhism. This has been a vital part of being initiated into Sikhism since the 17th century. The Shias of Pakistan and India just took it from them, because it looks cool and then put a "Shia twist" to it, claiming it is to remember Imam Zayn al-Abideen and the captives of Karbala. There is a reason why this practice is only found in Pakistan and India, and not in other Muslim lands. Some people add Qur'ān and other Arabic to the bracelet
  12. (salam) (bismillah) When it comes to teaching Tajweed/Tarteel of the Qur'an in English, there is none better than Wisam Sharieff. Here are his videos breaking down Surah al-Fatihah. He exaggerates the lip movements and sounds on purpose for you to learn better. You should definitely look up all of his videos. (salam)
  13. (salam) (bismillah) This practice can be found in al-Tusi's* al-Amali, pg. 292 - 293, Majlis # 14, hadith # 567. The sanad is full of Da`eef (weak) and Majhul (unknown) narrators in the chain. 567- 14- أبو محمد الفحام**، قال حدثني أبو الحسن محمد بن أحمد الهاشمي المنصوري بسرمن‏رأى، قال حدثنا أبو السرى سهل بن يعقوب بن إسحاق مؤذن المسجد المعلق بصف شنيف بسرمن‏رأى سنة ثمان و تسعين و مائتين، قال حدثنا الحسن بن عبد الله بن مطهر، عن محمد بن سليمان الديلمي، عن أبيه، قال جاء رجل إلى سيدنا الصادق (عليه السلام)، فقال له يا سيدي، أشكو إليك دينا ركبني و سلطانا غشمني، و أريد أن تعلمني دعاء أغتنم به
  14. (salam) (bismillah) There are many issues with his lecture. I will address just a few. 1.) He says it is only mentioned by al-Kulayni in al-Kafi. And he attempts to cast aspersions on the narration based off of that, stating that al-Tusi and al-Saduq never narrated this hadith. (20:35 - 22:00) Throughout my years of researching hadith and reading books on hadith science, never once have I came across a scholar saying "well this was only mentioned by al-Kulayni in al-Kafi". This is not a principle in the science of hadith. I would've respected his statement more if he would've said the
  15. (salam) (bismillah) I haven't fully heard the whole lecture, so I don't have a formal list of points. There are many things you and I would disagree with for sure. I could tell from hearing it, that he used the list of scholars who authenticated it from my site. He was not only reading down the list of names and their books, but also reading in the same order. The YH guys did the same thing years back. (salam)
  16. (salam) (bismillah) Yet, `Ikramah narrated Khutbah al-Shiqshiqiyyah, and many Shia scholars have attempted to authenticate this Khutbah. (salam)
  17. (salam) (bismillah) al-Suyuti has written a risaalah called Masaalik al-Hunafaa' fee Walidayy al-Mustafa. In this Risaalah, he attempts to weaken the hadith that are found in Sunni books stating that those hadith which indicate that the Prophet's father is in the fire are actually weak. These hadith can be found in Sahih Muslim. Some people have reinterpreted those hadith saying that the word "Ab" (father) in those hadith is refering to Abu Talib, the Prophet (pbuh) paternal uncle. This isn't the first time Hamza Yusuf has done the biography of the Prophet (pbuh). He has another series of
  18. (salam) (bismillah) One of the things the Prophet (pbuh) taught Imam `Ali (as) before he (pbuh) passed away was how to respond to someone who has praised you in front of your face. This is not authentic, but this is a great Du`a that we must all implement, because once you start getting praised, then Shaytan starts to get into your head to try to make you think that you are someone and that is how you can fall into his trap. This same du`a can be found in Sunni books as well. يَا عَلِيُّ إِذَا أُثْنِيَ عَلَيْكَ فِي وَجْهِكَ فَقُلِ "O `Ali, if praise is made upon you in your face, then say: ا
  19. (Salam) (Bismillah) Brother, read my post again and read the chain carefully. I also wanted to use a hadith from the Prophet (pbuh), not a hadith from the A'immah. (Salam)
  20. (salam) (bismillah) Abu Rumaysah, I do not believe a Shee`ah scholar has done the undertaking of finding the shortest and most authentic chain from a compiler to the Prophet (pbuh). In reality, I do not believe this was something that the Shee`ahs cared for that much, this seems to be a Sunni thing. To the Sunnis, the shorter your chain to the Prophet the more prestigious you were and the more reliable your books became. The shortest authentic chain I have seen, without containing any of the A'immah, that goes from a reliable book (i.e. al-Kafi) to the Prophet (pbuh) has 6 narrato
  21. (salam) (bismillah) If you are asking the reliability of the book being that of al-Majlisi, then it is reliably attributed to him. I would like to point out and say that this book was originally written in Persian and then translated from Persian to English. This means the hadith were originally said in Arabic, then translated by al-Majlisi into Persian and now it is in English, so the English version has a lot of additions/subtractions to the texts written in the book. Regarding the reliabliblity of al-Majlisi's gradings of the hadith in Hayat al-Quloob, then it cannot be taken. It is ver
  22. (salam) (bismillah) Not that awkward or ironic. There are many Pro-Imam `Ali hadith narrated by people who are considered "haters" of Imam `Ali, so it is not that uncommon. It could be the narrator himself or those who came after the narrator(s) making up such a hadith or adding the ghali's name in order to quell the vitriol that is being spewed against the ghali. (salam)
  23. (Salam) (Bismillah) It is no surprise that al-Majlisi I said this or even quoted this hadith. It is documented that he was a Sufi, his son al-Majlisi II tried his very hardest to try to deny his Father's Sufi ways. This hadith has no chain and it mainly known around the Mystical circles. Therefore, this hadith would mostly likely be graded as a fabrication or at the very minimum da`eef (weak). (Salam)
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