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  1. Salam alekum , Look friend Darthvader, im not here, to act high and mighty. I post it here so that I can deepen my understanding about our Imam and improve my own faith. If you have any books or resources that adresses my problem please provide them . Thank you Please dont paint me of as arrogant, it was not my intention at all . :( Sarcasm is not nice. @Hayder Hussain: Salam alekum, I put a slash next to that ''working'' part in my other post it said ''Working/waiting'' . waiting also is just fine by me, its besides the point. Doesnt the hadith say that he who dies without knowing his Imam died Jahil(ignorant)? How am I suposed to believe in something if it doesnt make sense to me . Why does there have to be a divine rule/utopia in this temporary world, if it just temporary and secondary? God has a rationale in his decisions, if God forbid puts the prophet in hell just becauase he wills it , will you call it justice? no it doesnt make any rational sense to put your own prophet in hell, so God works according a rationale in his decisions. There are islamic groups who argue that god doesnt work according to a rational system and everything God does is justified (Including putting the prophet in Hell).
  2. Can you also adres the contradiction , cause thats the main question of this topic. Just because God says so still doesnt explain this serious contradiction. It makes being convinced of the mahdi and everything around it very hard to do if it isnt explained . I assume god works according to some kind of rationale. We are not asharites who explain everything as the will of god without any arguments or rationale.
  3. But thats the point. If im suposed not to attach myself to this world , why should i bother for its fortunes its all fleeting. Im not purposing here to become a monk or something. But the world is only temporarily important and then it doesnt matter anymore. So why should i even care about an utopia in something which is temporarily anyways? You die anyways justice in the herafter thats what matters. Justice in this world is nothing but a way to a means and thus secondary . I dont see why i should aim for result in this world. Just do the right thing and die. Why should i care if world peace comes or not ? Im dead anyways and hopefully truely at peace in Gods abode. I doesnt make sense to me to say dont attach to this world and then make waiting /working towards a mahdi utopia in that same world you should not attach to, an important part of the shia belief system.
  4. Salam alkeum, I have posted 2 or 3 more topics before about Imam Mehdi (as). I understood that there are certain proofs for the existence and the neccesity of the return of the 12th Imam. Yet somehow it just wasn't convincing enough for me, I never understood why and I just couldn't find the reason why I wasn't convinced. However I recently cotemplated about it once agian and realized the reason why im not deeply convinced of the existence of the Mahdi and it doenst have to do with anything surrounding hadith or the Quran. The reason why im not that convinced of the Mehdi (as) is because it just doesnt make sense in the whole Islamic world view . Let me eloborate. This world is only temporary. You only live here to be tested and profit of the oppurtunities to get closer to God .After that you are done and you get out. The pleasures and the grieve of this world is only fleeting and has no real value other than bieng instruments to get closer to God. In conclusion: This world is only secondary and instrumental to your existence and generally speaking you shouldn't attach yourself to it . SO why would I then care if a just rules of the future takes over this world and brings peace if im suposed not be attached to this world anyways? Why is justice on this earth relevant for my existence? I leave this earth anyways and if I did good in this life I get to rest in the abode of God. Why would I care about a figure who comes to this fleeting world that is only secondary and instrumental to me? To be clear: I get it there is lots of injustice in this world and we should do our best to fight it, as method to get closer to God and not for creating a paradise on earth or something. Im not saying this world is not important im just saying its secondary , its just an instrument to get you closer to God. My argument is why care about the secondary(this world) if you can focus on the primary(The afterlife)? Espechially why care about Imam Mehdi (as) if his only job is a job that concerns the secondary (this world)
  5. Monad speaks the reality. If you dont have a goal in life you easily fall into frivolious entertainment . So find something you really care about that can be a real service to islam or the muslims. The options are wide not only the preacher gets hassanaat there are many things you can do in the name of God. Make entertainment your reward after you did some kind of work. Dont make it your way of life.
  6. Most likely will differ among social, political and geographic circumstances and context . So its hard to say espechially in what if scenarios. But in idealistic theory they should most likely be treated just fine.
  7. Salam alekum, Welcome to this place. Your story is very inspiring. I dont have time for an indepth response at the moment. But i have one piece of advice for you . Read, read and read some more. take a good look at this website al-islam.org (one of the biggest collection information about shi'ism online) and just browse around according to your interest. But when it comes to increasing faith i realized that just taking a few famous dua (the longer the better sometimes) and deeply reflect what is being said exactly word for word sentence after sentence. Try to find those in the language you master best. Other thing that helped me is reading the quran and just be in awe at how it could be possible that such a complex book could have come forth in an unliterate crude society. One last advice i would give is try to find some practical expression in your faith too. Try to see wether there are any like minded people close by. It can be quite hard doing it on your own. Good luck.
  8. I see. It can be interesting to read alternative views on religion outside of the standard selection you get presented in philosopical pieces. Thank you for answering, it might be worth a read.
  9. Salam alekum, Out of curiosity, didnt it feel like he was stating the obvious the whole time? or did you learn something new? Thanks
  10. I bet you are the kind of person who laughs at people who fall on their face or something.
  11. You know what I really really really despsise ''mean jokes'' that only degrade and shame someone, with the idea that they are suposedly done out of ''love''. You see it amongst friends and alike. Why would you say such mean stuff? there are lots of good spirited teasing jokes in this world. Why do we have to go so far and degrade someone for entertainement? and then disguise it as a wel intentioned Joke ? is that how you interact with a fellow human being? I love jokes but I never make them at the cost of someone's honour espechially if I know someone well, yet it is never the other way around. I know people I never mock or whatsoever but they find it absolutely not problem to mock me once in a while. And no its no the harmless ''haha you're so clumsy'' kind of jokes, but really degrading mean remarks. Really in what way do people rationalize that as well intented ? (because thats always the repsonse if you ask someone why he would say such a thing) I used to punch people in the face when I was a little kid for stupid jokes, now that im an adult I cant do that anymore now I justt have swallow my frustration, until one day I shoot everyone in the store or something I dont know. Oh well may Allah's (SWT) help be always near.
  12. Really !? Thats fantastic. Yez its on youtube :) This is the link on youtube . -----https://youtu.be/vm7iGnmKu9k-----
  13. Salam alekum dear speakers Urdu, I beg you a 100 times and I will do a 100 times Dua for you , if you please ,please, please. Can transcribe this video for me. You dont have to translate anything, just write down what you hear. It looks long but its just a few lines that constantly get repeated . I know its work but its beautifull poetry for Imam Ali (AS) once again I beg those who know urdu to please transcribe it for me. I will do a 100 times dua for you.
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