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  1. Assalam Alikum brother.  The last time you posted is over 3 years ago.  I hope all is well with you.

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      Wa `alaykum salaam. Alhamdulillah all is well, thank you.

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    Fajr Time At High Latitudes

    Salaam, Thought I'd post Sayyid Sistani's view here for its relevance to the above discussion. This is from a Q&A taken from his website. I've included and translated only the relevant part, that is, in the case when fajr cannot be determined. السؤال: يرجى بيان حكم صيام شهر رمضان للذين يسكنون في المناطق الشمالية للكرة الأرضية في الحالات التالية: [...] ٢ ـ ما إذا كان لهم ليل ونهار في كل أربع وعشرين ساعة ولكن لا يتحقق لهم الفجر الذي يسبق طلوع الشمس ويجب الصيام بدءاً منه، أي أنه إذا غاب قرص الشمس لم يختف الضوء تماماً بل يستمر إلى أن يطلع قرص الشمس مرة أخرى ؟ [...] :الجواب [...] ٢ ـ واما في الحالة الثانية فان كان الضوء ينحسر شيئاً فشيئاً بعد غياب قرص الشمس ثم يبدأ بالازدياد مرة أخرى ـ ولو بعد ساعتين او ثلاث ـ كان بدء ازدياده اول وقت الصيام، وأما لو فرض انه لا يختلف مستوي الضوء من حين غروب الشمس الي حين طلوعها مرة اخرى فالاحوط لزوماً الصيام مابين الطلوع والغروب برجاء المطلوبية ثم القضاء بعد ذلك، ويمكن للمكلف التخلص من هذا الاحتياط بالانتقال الي بلد آخر يتحقق فيه الفجر فيؤدي صيام الشهر الفضيل او يسافر فيه ثم يقضي صيامه [...] http://www.sistani.org/arabic/qa/02334/ Question: Please state the ruling of fasting in the Month of Ramadhan for those who live in the Northern latitudes in the following cases: [...] Case 2: What if they [i.e. those who live in the northern latitudes] have (both) night and day in each period of 24 hours but Fajr – which precedes sunrise and is the point at which fasting begins – cannot be determined for them? That is to say, when the disk of the sun vanishes [at sunset], the light [in the sky] does not fully disappear, rather it remains until the sun rises again. [...] Answer: [...] As for the second case, if the light [in the sky] subsides bit by bit after the disappearance of the sun [at sunset] then begins increasing again – even if after two or three hours – then the point at which the increase begins is the Awwal Waqt of Fasting [i.e. the time at which fasting begins]. As for if it is presumed that the level of light does not differ from the time of sunset to the time of sunrise, then the obligatory precaution is to fast between the rising [sunrise] and the setting [sunset] with the intention of Rajaa’ [i.e. as a desirable act with the expectation to derive advantage/rewards from it, though its being recommended hasn’t been established in the Shari`ah] and after that perform the Qadhas. And it is possible for one to be rid of this precaution by moving to another country in which Fajr can be determined, and so one may perform the fasting of the Blessed Month of Ramdhan or travel therein and then perform its Qadhas after. [...]
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    Iddah For Pre-Pubescent Girl.

    Issue 2419: If a person contracts Nikah with a non-baligh girl, it is haraam to have sexual intercourse before she has completed her nine years. But if he commits sexual intercourse with her, she will not be haraam for him when she becomes baligh, even if she may have suffered Ifza (which has been described in rule 2389), though as a precaution, he should divorce her.
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    Fajr Time At High Latitudes

    Yes, wasn't too helpful, though I'll press them further. Though the problem is we don't have an astronomical dawn..
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    Fajr Time At High Latitudes

    Salaam, Unfortunately, this problem persists and I have yet to find a ruling on how we are to figure out the time of fajr salaah in the absence of a true dawn. Al-fajr as-sadiq happens sometime between the sun's being at an altitude of 18 and 12 degrees below the horizon; upon its reaching 12 degrees, the time for subh prayers has no doubt begun. Where I am however, the sun doesn't go further than 11 degrees below the horizon at this time of year. So we have no true dawn (or false for that matter). That means neither does a pillar of light resembling the tail of a fox emerge, nor does a thread of white light on the horizon appear; the ever-present twilight means that none of this is perceptible. So when is our fajr?
  6. Me? I never knew I was held in such high estimation lol. Anyhow, apologies for not replying, I hadn't seen your edited post until now.
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    No One Will Represent Me Except Ali

    Wa `alaykum as-salaam, It may not meet your needs but is of possible interest to you: http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235021616-prophet-none-should-represent-me-except-ali/#entry2689429
  8. Interesting, would you mind sharing some such stories akhī?
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    Nigel Farage Lbc Interview

    Personally, I think both Farage and O'Brien are halfwits, so I didn't care for either one outdoing the other. Definitely popcorn worthy though.
  10. ...And the Holy Prophet had his own reasons for being unable to guide all of mankind.. Akhi, the reasons themselves are inconsequential; all we need know is that because of certain reasons, both the Holy Prophet and Imam as-Sadiq [a] only guided and warned some of mankind. Despite being able to guide and warn only some of mankind, the Holy Prophet was described by Allah عز وجل as a guide and a warner to all of mankind. If, by being unable to guide all of mankind for whatever reason, the Holy Prophet failed, then Allah عز وجل would not have described him as such. So, Imam as-Sadiq [a], despite having been able to guide only some of mankind (for whatever reason), cannot be said to have failed as a guide to all of mankind else you would have to concede that the Holy Prophet too failed.
  11. If I had said the above then, yes, I would have fallen prey to simultaneously accepting two contradictory statements - fortunately though, I never. That the "Holy Prophet was unable to guide and warn all of mankind" is an irrefutable historic fact. That "he is a guide and a warner to all of mankind" is testified to by Allah عز وجل in the Holy Qur'an - and His Word is beyond reproach. As a prudent Muslim, you may not deny any of these two statements. So you must accept that the Holy Prophet's being unable to guide and warn all of mankind does not preclude his being a guide and a warner to all of mankind. Consequently you must accept that Imam Ja`far as-Sadiq's [a] being unable to guide all of mankind does not preclude his being a guide to all of mankind (if the shi`a claims regarding his Imamate are taken to be true). If you believe as-Sadiq [a] failed as a guide to all of mankind due to his being unable to guide all of mankind, then you are bidden to believe that the Holy Prophet also failed in his capacity as a guide and a warner to all of mankind because he was also unable to guide and warn all of mankind, na`udhu billahi min dhalik. I am sure you would agree that to believe as much about the Holy Prophet is absurd because if - by being unable to guide all of mankind (which, again, is an indisputable historic fact) - the Holy Prophet failed as a guide and a warner to all of mankind, then Allah عز وجل would not have described him as such in the Holy Qur'an. Therefore, since the Holy Prophet never failed, Imam as-Sadiq [a], too, never failed. I have faith that with this, the point I have been trying to make will become clearer and more comprehensible to the interested among the readers.
  12. Which of the statements do you disagree with?
  13. It is you who are missing the point; taqiyya is not relevant to any part of my question. The Holy Prophet was unable to guide and warn all of mankind, this indubitable fact stands regardless of whether or not he employed taqiyya (the majority of mankind in his era were not aware of his existence, and, even now, there are people who are blissfully ignorant of the existence of a religion called Islam - i.e. no warning or guidance has reached them). But he is still a guide and a warner to all of mankind. Imam as-Sadiq [a], just like the Holy Prophet , was unable to guide all of mankind, this indubitable fact stands regardless of whether or not he employed taqiyya. So how is Imam as-Sadiq [a] not a guide to all of mankind? How did Imam as-Sadiq [a] fail any more than the Holy Prophet did? Neither was able to guide or warn all of mankind, but - in spite of this - the Holy Prophet can be called a guide to all of mankind and Imam as-Sadiq [a] cannot?! Do not be so brash in your enterprise to discredit and defame the shi`i ideology that you risk your own religion appearing as having beem built upon illogical positions and inconsistencies. I say: if the Holy Prophet is still a guide and a warner to all of mankind despite his having been unable to guide and warn all of mankind, then Imam as-Sadiq is a guide to all of mankind despite his having been unable to guide all of mankind, and you have no good reason to concede otherwise.
  14. No he never. Even now there exist people who haven't heard of Islam. And yet, the Holy Prophet was sent out to convey the message to all of mankind. Do you not see the problem? I am not comparing apples to oranges. Explicitly: the Holy Prophet never managed to warn and guide all of mankind, yet you have no trouble in accepting his being sent as a warner and a guide to all of mankind. Imam as-Sadiq never managed to guide all of mankind, yet you have trouble accepting his being sent as a guide to all of mankind? Be fair minded and consistent.
  15. And yet the Holy Prophet was still unable to warn all of mankind. Please provide a response to this question and refrain from dodging it as you have done thus far ( i.e. desist from sidetracking and repeating that Imam as-Sadiq [a] was in taqiyya for it makes no difference whether he was or was not and it does not hurt our case; you're answer to this will still suffice as our answer to you): The Holy Prophet was sent to warn all of mankind. He did not achieve what he was sent out to do. Did he not then fail?
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