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  1. Did your parents speak urdu to you when you were young?
  2. Sister, having been brought up in the west, how do you rate your urdu grasp?
  3. Ya Ali Madad Went to Kerbala first time and completed my 14 Masumeen, this year for Ashura. Reading brings back so many memories, will be following this thread reminding me where life is.
  4. True Sunni, I did not expect you to be so daft to be entirely honest. As I said I simply stated what I had received in the past in this discussion at around post number 28. I stated that the only fatwa I have seen says that 'if it does not give Islam a bad image it is permissible'. In post number 29 you said that this is the current fatwa you are referring to which makes it haram, furthermore you private messaged me asking if I could send you this fatwa as you have not got a response. Therefore in post 29 what you acknowledged as the fatwa you are referring to says 'if it gives a bad image'. I for sure have received this fatwa on a question I asked in the past (within last 2years). No doubt there is a possibility by now it has changed, and if it has done then I am open to what the most recent fatwa says. However it is evident that you in post number 29 claimed that the fatwa I referred to was the same you were referring then as the discussion went on you say there is no 'if it gives a bad image' in the fatwa. I am Alhamdullilalh with the thanks of Allah able to read and I am 100% sure of the fatwa I received in the past couple of years. It is not me that is interpreting the that fatwa that I have read, because it simply states if it gives a bad image, I do not believe it gives a bad image where and when I do it and so it does not apply to me at that point. If my marja'a gives a fatwa which says in simple terms that tatbir is haram, I will respect and adhere to it as the study that person has gone through gives him much more knowledge than myself and he has qualified as a jurist. However, on what you interpret towards what your opinion is from the marja'as fatwa I am afraid whilst I am open minded and willing to change for the right reasons, your interpretations which I can very easily call creative interpretations too but I will resist as I believe your intentions are for truth and not simply to make things up, your interpretation does not satisfy that criteria of mine.
  5. And in that fatwa, it says tatbir is haram? If you go back to what you said on page 2 #29. I quoted the fatwa that if it gives a bad image and you said that is the fatwa you are talking about. So I do like your double standards, one minute that is the fatwa and one minute it isn't. I have seen your posts for several years here, and I am pretty sure you are quite stubborn and argue the same old thing for ages just like you imply about 'Malangs'. I am not one to really waste time, better things to do, so if you bring me the answer to a simple question which is is Tatbir permissible, and the response says Tatbir is haram then yes I would take it. Otherwise it is open to interpretation. If you cannot do as such, then don't expect people to stop on your interpretation.
  6. You agree that the fatwa states, If it does not give Islam a bad image then it is permissible. In this case, it means there must be instances where it does not give Islam a bad image, otherwise it would have said due to giving Islam a bad image it is not permissible.
  7. Thanks a ot for your input M R, really appreciate it and I will also pray for your guidance. You can view that video in two different ways, for you viewing in that way it is haram to do such an act, for me who see's how much a miracle this matam is, where someone is able to 1) do that to themselves (must be something very strong behind it) 2) the healing of this to mention just 2, so for me it is allowed. It is all on interpretation.... This leads me to your point Br True Sunni - if the ruling is the same as I mentioned which is, if it gives a bad image. I am afraid it is on each occurrence and own person's interpretation. For you that ruling may lead you towards understanding it haram but to me if I believe there are places or times and ways it doesn't give a bad image then it is halal. If the marjaa meant to say its haram the premise of if it gives a bad image would not be there, that premise means to say there are instances when it is allowed.
  8. Br True Sunni, I understand what others may say about the fatwa's you have posted, if you could even link me to one of the discussions where you have uploaded this fatwa it would be appreciated. In the case of speaking to Agha Kashmiri, I don't really like the idea of going through representatives of those who are already representatives but nonetheless over a week ago I emailed two simple questions, not even more than 10words in each and received the reply for 1 within a day, the other question that I have not received the reply for is (What is Ayatullah Seestani's ruling on tatbir?). This slow response makes me wonder about the organisation of the office representing Ayatullah Seestani here in the UK. The most recent fatwa I read from ayatullah Seestani and in fact many marjaa's was if it gives a bad image to Islam it is impermissible, is there one which is more current than this?
  9. Br. True Sunni, where did I say I had not bothered to get a fatwa? The fact is you have been presented with several fatwa and you have said those are not current, on the basis of this they do not suffice. In this case I went forward with another proof as to it being permissible. In fact, I myself was there as said and it is not hearsay that tatbir took place inside the haram, because infront of my eyes I saw it and I can send a video if this does not suffice. You have acknowledged that in the past marjaa's have allowed the act but currently they are said to be impermissible, I ask you to bring forward a written fatwa confirming this, bear in mind that the question should not lean towards the wanted answer, in fact it should just be, what is your ruling on tatbir? I do not make a habit of arguing for the actions I and many others do, infact I feel the discussion is a complete waste of time. I have presented a single proof as to it being deemed permissible by certain scholars, if you can bring forward a fatwa from Ayatullah Seestani from an unbiased question deeming it haram then I for one will respect the ruling and abide by it. For those who constantly bring this debate about regarding Tatbir, the same way we look at talking ill and the bad traits of the so called Sahabis as something that should not be discussed due to the way it brings fitna and 'disunites the ummah', the discussion of zanjeer is one which disunites the Shia ummah and thus I think time can be spent working together on bigger and more relevant issues. Nonetheless if you are saying that it has been stated as haram, please prove such a fatwa and as I said I will respect and abide by the rule. Thank you
  10. Sorry I have not got that much time at the moment, just leaving to attend a majaalis. But when asking about current fatwas, whilst I do not have a fatwa I do have a very strong action on the part of a mujtahid which shows the permissibility of tatbir from their accord. On Ashura, I was fortunate enough to be present in Kerbala. As many will know, Ayatullah Seestani has control over the harams in Kerbala and Najaf. Whilst in Kerbala, leading up to the day of Ashura and on the day itself the facilitation of blood matam was for sure done within the proximity of the haram, eg. plastic sheets across the courtyard, new carpets and sand which were removed as soon as blood letting in the courtyard stopped. Between Fajr from as soon as namaz finished until azaan of Zohr, blood matam was faciliated in both harams infront of my own eyes. If it was as such that Ayatullah Seestani and those scholars in charge of the haram did not allow it, why would they allow it inside the haram on the day of Ashura?
  11. Salaams I am completely in agreement that we should spread awareness of what is happening in Palestine today through the compassion Shia's have been taught by our perfect role models. But we should note that those in Palestine, generally are very hardcore sunni's and dislike the Shia. Today we cry out about Palestine so much but Bahrain seems to be forgotten, those Shia's attacked in Saudi and Pakistan, we seem to forget. As the minority we are, we have more responsibility to bring to attention what is happening to Shia's in Muslim countries, rather than sitting back because the state is so called Muslim. In addition to this and with all due respect to the Ayatullah, it escapes my logic as to how with such certainty it can be stated what Imam Hussain would say today, this choice of words can misguide several and maybe I do not understand it properly or the translation is flawed but surely we cannot stand today and with such certainty say, If Imam Hussain was here today his slogan would be Palestine and we should mourn by thinking of the Shimr of today. There is a difference with Shimr of then and the so called Shimr of now.
  12. Salaams Br. Race, I for one am a Shia and honestly I do detest him and his way of doing things, and there are several shias of different cultures who say the same and that I know. Therefore please do not generalise, as there are several Shia's that do dislike him. And I have heard directly from him in a Majlis, his stance in regards with Tatbir, and that is not that there is 'a time and place' rather that this action today has no time and place. Maybe many have not experienced his bad side, but I can for sure say after having first hand experience of his antics, it is a very bad side, regardless of your view on certain matters, to put things across in the way he has done and spread fitna the way he has done, all I pray for is he gets served his justice.
  13. Salaams Hmm Jan Ali Kazmi, unfortunately he is someone who has spread a lot and by a lot I mean a hell of a lot of fitna not only in 1 community but several communities. I for one regularly attended where he recited an Ashra in Muharram a few years back and he himself contradicted himself, lied, targetted and in the end got kids to do his dirty work himself running and hiding and after 4 majlises was thrown out. As someone who takes part in Azadari and Amaliyat, and open minded I can tell you from my heart through first hand experience he is a very devious and fitna spreading person and we should keep away.
  14. Salaam I have just returned from Iraq, I had gone for Ashura (my first time). We had gone in a group of men, but from my experience I do not think there should be any problems as long as you go with a group. Do you not have any mahram relatives that could go with you? You are right in saying that you shouldn't postpone such important things, just look at Shaam and how quickly situations can change. Which city in Pakistan are you in? Wasalaam
  15. Salaams Ya Ali Madad I just wanted to ask, seeing as for years we have made an effort to do chehlum in Shaam, whether with the dire situation this year if anyone is going and if so how have they arranged visa, travel, accomodation? Wasalaam
  16. Mashallah, a very good project, I have just returned from Iraq after doing Ashura there, inshallah I can take part in this walk next year
  17. Salaams Norbury/Streatham Common are good areas if you are looking to rent as Hyderi is 5-10minutes away and Idara 10-15mins away by car. Train wise there is a direct train that reaches London Bridge in 30mins from both the stations so travel isn't too bad. Regards
  18. Salaam An Aalim recited a majlis on the wearing of black clothes and explained it really well, the link is below. In regards with innovations, there a several hadith's recommending weeping and mourning in an intense way however more importantly I think we need to understand that we do not need to replace matam etc with other things, giving to the poor is important, several other messages of the Ahlul Bayt are also very important but it does not need us to stop doing matam in order to do these things. Many of the issues you have raised are discussed by the same aalim during Muharram if you listen through his ashra you may find answers. Wasalaam
  19. Salaams Ya Ali Madad I was fortunate enough to spend Ashura in the Holy Land of Kerbala this year, it was my first visit to Kerbala and being from Pakistani descent, there were many things I saw of the majority of the people in Kerbala (Iraqi's) which I had not seen before. One such thing is on the days leading up to Ashura, the Iraqi julooses would have what we in Pakistan refer to as a taboot or shabih, generally it was quite big and had lights lighting it up, sometimes it was shaped like a large boat and at other times it was smaller. I just wanted to ask if anyone knew what the symbolism behind these are and more so I saw that these shabihs would be spun at points of the juloos, especially when entering the haram in front of the zari. As in the Pakistani culture there are many things we do which other cultures would see as unordinary but we know the symbolisms and reasons behind such actions, in the same way I just wanted to ask what the symbolisms behind the action of these shabihs are. Thank you
  20. Completely agree Syed Mohsin, his actions whether open or behind closed doors are not only adding to the fire but also go completely against the Akhlaaq our Aimmah (as) have taught us. We must however remember that the shia killings that have taken place from day 1 to today and are still continuing probably as we speak the instigator are the so called companions and wives of the prophet, thus although we should no doubt stop people from cursing and insulting these people, we should not in anyway look to respect these killers of our Ahlul Bayt and nor should we allow the hatred within to seize, these characters are to be hated by us, it is just this hatred should be channeled in better means, for example refraining from the actions they made that make them so hated. So in a sentence, we should look to stop people like Yasir Habib however this should not be done by looking to respect and give a status to the so called companions and wives thanks to whom today we see injustice in this world.
  21. Salaams No doubt the actions of Yasir al Habib are wrong and not in conjunction with the manners and etiquette that is expected from those that follow the Ahlulbayt. However an issue I have is the sheer willingness to throw shias aside in the quest for shia sunni unity, after all Yasir Habib is a shia and is for sure misguided and his followers are also, but we seem hell bent on condemning him in order to become united with sunnis who do not have any love for our ahlulbayt - Yasir Habib and his followers love the ahlulbayt and so a foundation is there to bring them on track but rather than talking and conversing with them we attack them just to befriend those who follow the people who killed our Imams. One poster on the far left says the wives of the Prophet are the mothers of our Ummah, brothers we attack Yasir Habib and praise this protest when this one poster is so wrong it is unbelievable. As a Shia the mother of believers for me is noway ever been, nor will it ever be Ayesha, it has been and will always be the most pure and pious woman ever to have walked upon this earth, Lady Fatima (sa). We must be careful when we try to correct people, we should not insult anyone whoever or whatever they have done but no way does that also mean we do not hate them for what they have done and we should respect them? brothers and sisters the actions of Ayesha and the early companions are the foundation for all the evil and injustice in the world today and if we are to start respecting them I am afraid our religion is slowly falling away.
  22. It has no need for proof. Every person has their own way of mourning. I personally refrain from purchasing items I do not need during the 2months 8days. Finalised my car the day before Muharram. One of the hadiths are we should cry over the tragedy like we have lost a dear one...maybe we should ask ourselves that if a dear one passed away would we do this or not?
  23. Salaams Haha same experience in Pakistan, this time my cousins who knew who and what they were teasing me who had not seen anything of the sorts before. On another note, last year on Umrah where I would spend all the time Jannat ul Baqee was open in the enclosure that has been made :(. It was one day where one of the muftis standing guard had been asked why in the mosque of the Prophet there aren't some sort of musallah drawn so that people wont get ghuna by walking infront of peoples namaaz's. The reply was we should just advise people of right and wrong and if they do not want to act on it and get ghuna then that is up to them. I jumped at this and in my broken up urdu was trying to get the point across that if that is the case why do you not allow the Shias visit the shrines and do what they want and just advise that what they are doing is wrong. For example as they do when you want to climb Mount Hira. Unfortunately he was not quite getting my point and decided to just go on a rant about Shias (not knowing I was one). He went on a rant by targetting my father who was wearing an Aqeeq. After ten minutes of my father proving him wrong infront of all the people who come to these people for their fatwas, my dad decided to add that he was talking to me his son. The look on his face was a joy to behold. Just to add, the trip was amazing and I cannot wait to be given the opportunity to go to umrah again.
  24. Salaams For the last so many years Chehlum in Shaam has been amazing. Was just wondering that seeing as Chehlum is coming again and the situation in Syria is as such, what will happen this year? I know that there was a large group who went to Shaam for Imam Ali's shahadat and although protests were also going on at that time they were able to continue their azadaari and returned without issue. Has anyone been recently maybe with the Hajj group? What is the situation like in the areas by Bibi Zainabs Haram and Bibi Ruqayyahs? Thank you Wasalaam
  25. Salaams Ya Ali Madad For a few years now I have heard little snippets about the problem that seems to have arised in North London in regards with students of irfaan coming back from Iran. Recently I heard a discussion on the students from Iran and also heard them speak, the discussion became rather political about how they had been dealt with in the past. I for one know what many think about these students however I do not think that it is a way to progress in that we just pre judge these youngsters. I for one would like to know more about their core beliefs and how they differ from the general Shia view. I hope to do this through this discussion and hopefully we can discuss what this new movement (if you can call it that) over here. Wasalaam
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