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  1. Thank you! Guess I have to post more often now
  2. I'm not sure I agree with the idea of translating al-Kafi since it'll just make it easier for the non-Arabic speaking Wahhabi to attack us, especially not all of al-Kafi is mu'tabar based on the sanad (which if I'm not mistaken, according to Shahid ath-Thani is less than 50%).
  3. Considering the persecution they are receiving, I'd say I understand why they want to keep their doctrine as secret.
  4. Probably they do this because they feel safer under the Zionist regime instead of an Islamic or Arabic one. History teaches this to them.
  5. Trinity is indeed complicated. I've just created a thread which you can see the debates regarding the status of Jesus (including its divinity vs humanity) which was discussed in the 7 early ecumenical councils in Christianity:
  6. For those who's interested, here's the summary of the 7 early (and also the most famous) ecumenical Councils in Christianity that I've created some time ago. In here, you can see the gradual process of how orthodoxy was stipulated. Sorry if it seems to be abbreviated a lot since it's initially made to be a personal note. Another note is that the councils actually discussed other things apart from what mentioned below. I've only mentioned some here since the note was made initially to understand how the councils shaped the orthodoxy of Christianity in the area of theology:
  7. Salam bro @Islamic Salvation What's the authenticity status of this hadith?
  8. Additionally, Ebionim (an extinct early Jewish-Christian sect) also rejected the virgin birth. Why Paul didn't mention it is certainly interesting. Gospel of Mark (the earliest one from the 4) also didn't mention the nativity. Based on the two-source hypothesis, the source of the virgin birth narrative would be Q. And yes, were it not stated in the al-Qur'an or mu'tabar ahadith, then Muslims would have thought the virgin birth narrative as myth.
  9. Bro Qa'im, What do you think of this line of reasoning used by Reza Aslan in Zealot to prove the supremacy of James over all apostles? 1. James and the apostles understood Jesus as Jewish and did not form a separate religion from Judaism. Or, we can say that Jesus was to purify Judaism from corruptions, especially done by the priests. The facts on how James upheld the Jewish Laws (including conflict with Paul over this issue) and how the Jewish community revered him very highly at the time (even perhaps higher than the reverence they gave to the High Priest) can be considered as proo
  10. Salam bro Qa'im, Regarding the debate between James (Ya`akob) vs Paul, one thing to add is what James said on what the Goyim (Gentiles) should obey are basically the Noahide Laws. I tend to agree with Reza Aslan in this case that James always thought that what Jesus brought is Judaism so no need for Gentiles to follow this since according to Torah & Talmud, Gentiles are only need to follow Noahide Laws and Judaism is for Jews only. If a Gentile wants to convert to Judaism, there are certain procedures that need to be done. But, due to insistence of Paul to proselityze Gent
  11. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji`un. Big condolences to the victims & their loved ones. Condemned are the ISIS, their followers, and their backers! Hope for their termination as soon as possible. Here's the live update of the Paris Attacks from The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2015/nov/14/paris-terror-attacks-attackers-dead-mass-killing-live-updates Here's the latest update from it: Afternoon summary - what we know Police have raided a Brussels neighbourhood where three of the attackers are believed to have lived, and made a number of arrests. One of the attackers at th
  12. The same thing happened in Indonesia. The anti-Shi`ah movement are escalating quite rapidly. Perhaps Saudi funds are increasing due to the intensified proxy war with Iran and the 2 hajj tragedies. And as bro Tawheed313 said, the tathbir done by some Shi`ah make things worse by providing the Wahhabi the ammunition to attack the Shi`ah. What also made it worse was the arrival of Tawhidi on `Id al-Ghadir. Although the majority of Indonesian Shi`ah rejected him including the 2 biggest Shi`ah Indonesian organization, he got help from a handful of his followers so he could still sneakingly performe
  13. I don't think that's accurate. If we read historical accounts such as Abu Mikhnaf, it's evident that what caused Karbala was the insistence of Yazid that Imam Husayn must give the latter's bay'ah to the former at any cost. For example, were Imam Husayn allowed to go back to Makkah in Karbala, then the tragedy would not have happened.Historical accounts also provide the reasons why Imam Husayn refused to give his bay'ah to Yazid: Yazid was an oppressor and a great fasiq or even a kafir (even some of the Sunni scholars said so) who posed a grave danger to the relatively young ummah since he was
  14. Salam bro Qa'im, From what I understand from your posts is you try to find meaning in the tragedy of Karbala by consider this as sacrifice & islah. Nevertheless, there are underlying issues that I think you haven't touched or sufficiently answered: 1. Why Allah asked the sacrifice of Imam Husayn? Why was it necessary at all? 2. If the reason of Imam Husayn was islah, why he rejected God's offer to make him victorious and opted to be killed instead? Isn't the best way for islah to be the leader of the ummah?
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