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thepeacemaker

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  1. Ironic that you have the picture of Ayatullah Sistani as your profile pic and he says this about apostates: http://www.sistani.org/arabic/qa/0279/ السؤال: ما هو تعريفكم للمرتد بالتفصيل ؟ الجواب: المرتد وهو من خرج عن الاِسلام واختار الكفر على قسمين: فطري وملّي، والفطري من ولد على اسلام احد ابويه أو كليها ثم كفر، وفي اعتبار اسلامه بعد التمييز قبل الكفر وجهان اقربهما الاعتبار. وحكم الفطري انه يقتل في الحال، وتبين منه زوجته بمجرد ارتداده وينفسخ نكاحها بغير طلاق، وتعتد عدة الوفاة ـ على ما تقدم ـ ثم تتزوج ان شاءت، وتُقسّم امواله التي كانت له حين ارتداده بين ورثته بعد اداء ديونه كالميت ولا
  2. Ayatullah Sistani fatwa on Apostasy: http://www.sistani.org/arabic/qa/0279/ السؤال: ما هو تعريفكم للمرتد بالتفصيل ؟ الجواب: المرتد وهو من خرج عن الاِسلام واختار الكفر على قسمين: فطري وملّي، والفطري من ولد على اسلام احد ابويه أو كليها ثم كفر، وفي اعتبار اسلامه بعد التمييز قبل الكفر وجهان اقربهما الاعتبار. وحكم الفطري انه يقتل في الحال، وتبين منه زوجته بمجرد ارتداده وينفسخ نكاحها بغير طلاق، وتعتد عدة الوفاة ـ على ما تقدم ـ ثم تتزوج ان شاءت، وتُقسّم امواله التي كانت له حين ارتداده بين ورثته بعد اداء ديونه كالميت ولا ينتظر موته، ولا تفيد توبته ورجوعه الى الاسلام في سقوط الاحكام المذكورة
  3. http://www.sistani.org/arabic/qa/0279/ السؤال: ما هو تعريفكم للمرتد بالتفصيل ؟ الجواب: المرتد وهو من خرج عن الاِسلام واختار الكفر على قسمين: فطري وملّي، والفطري من ولد على اسلام احد ابويه أو كليها ثم كفر، وفي اعتبار اسلامه بعد التمييز قبل الكفر وجهان اقربهما الاعتبار. وحكم الفطري انه يقتل في الحال، وتبين منه زوجته بمجرد ارتداده وينفسخ نكاحها بغير طلاق، وتعتد عدة الوفاة ـ على ما تقدم ـ ثم تتزوج ان شاءت، وتُقسّم امواله التي كانت له حين ارتداده بين ورثته بعد اداء ديونه كالميت ولا ينتظر موته، ولا تفيد توبته ورجوعه الى الاسلام في سقوط الاحكام المذكورة مطلقاً على المشهور، ولكنه لا يخلو عن شوب ا
  4. Adoption site: http://www.newstarkafala.org Fyi, all the children there are Shia (arent all children Shia?) :-)
  5. No they won't. You must be confusing people in the US with people in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Most Americans wont even give it a second thought, much less their government.
  6. Misunderstood Sign Causes Harassment Of Shop owner Picture Of Sign Spread Across Internet POSTED: Monday, July 19, 2010 HOUSTON -- Sajid Master wants the phone calls and angry letters to stop. He wants people to quit coming into Perfume Planet in west Houston to yell at his workers. He'd especially like folks to stop castigating his landlord. Nearly a year after the Internet painted Master as an Al Qaida sympathizer, outrage toward the store at the Harwin Central Mart shows no sign of waning. "They've threatened to kill me; sometimes they're cursing when they call," a resigned Master said rece
  7. Get one of those clip-on earrings from a place like Claires or Walmart. This way you can see if you like it before getting the piercing done.
  8. People questioned Islam all the time even during the time of the Prophet (p). One person even asked Imam Ali (A) - what if there is really no God, to which the Imam responded by saying that he would still live his life the exact same way even if there was no God*. Any maulwi these days would throw a hissy fit if he was asked such a question. [* Can't recall the source for the above but if you know please share it] I recall an incident many years ago from my high school Islamic studied class when I threw a volley of questions at my pakistani teacher - If satan tempts everyonel then who tempted
  9. All shaheed and especially the Masoomeen are, in our beliefs, alive. However it would be a travesty of fairness and justice to imagine Allah would leave them alive on earth. When saying they are "alive", one would expect they've already been escorted to heaven right after their death and are not having to linger here on earth - a place that gave them so much grief. Can you state any source that backs up your assumption that they are 'alive and omnipresent here on earth' and where they have claimed that 'Allah has granted them the responsibility of moving around and helping out people in need t
  10. Airing such critical comments in a public magazine instead of directly communicating concerns to the superiors would get you fired from any organization - doesn't matter if its the whitehouse or your local masjid. Of course resigning was the right thing for him to do. Btw, what on earth does this have to do with "Western Style Democracy" anyway?!?
  11. Imam Ali (as) has already stated it as clearly as possible: Imam Ali's advice to his son "He Who owns the treasures of the Heavens and the Earth has given you permission to call upon Him, and promised you a favorable response. He has ordered you to ask Him and He will give you, to seek His mercy and He will extend it. He has not made any barriers or intermediaries between you and Him. Nothing stops you when you commit a sin from repenting and going back to Him." "When you call upon Him, He listens to you. When you whisper to Him, He knows your secret. When you tell Him of your need and co
  12. I saw this show on NDTV and of course support the one third reservation of seats for women in parliament. The mullahs leading the muslim groups in India are crying foul because they don't have any women leaders in their groups and therefore fear that their numbers and clout in the parliament will further decrease. Instead of crying over women getting more rights, these ambassadors of misogyny and jahilliya should work towards including women in their organizations. =============================== http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_Reservation_Bill_India Women's Reservation Bill or the Th
  13. It's basic human psychology to want to have something physical to hold on to, something one can see and touch to derive comfort and assurance from - hence the red threads, amulets, talisman, chewing flowers off alams, swallowing soil from holy places, etc.
  14. 1. Participate in the political system at the local and national level. 2. Visit http://www.cair.com Change takes time.
  15. I won't suggest getting too worked up about the lashkar wahabi types. That's the beauty of living in a Western society - people can believe and preach whatever they want - bad or good, hateful or not, wahabism or shi'ism. As the cliche goes, I may not agree with what they say but I'll defend to my death their right to say it. As long as no one's rights are violated, chill. As for mainstream Sunnis, one good idea would be to unite on common ground e.g. organize joint Miladunnabi functions, annual sports events, camping, etc.
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