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Posts posted by ireallywannaknow

  1. I understand WHY... but I don't understand how it would be implemented practically. What about multi racial people, do they get a fraction of the money someone else does? How do we give African Americans 9 states worth of land? Kick everyone else out? I just don't get how this could actually be realized. 

    Justice will served perfectly in the next life inshaAllah. 

  2. @GabrielWithoutWings

    Hello, I asked a scholar, Sheikh Usama Abdulghani, for you. 


    [6/17, 5:42 PM] Sheikh Usama: That is the primary rule. That you cannot be married to a woman who is not a person of the book
    [6/17, 5:42 PM] Sheikh Usama: There may be an exception according to Ayatullah Khamenei
    [6/17, 5:43 PM] Sheikh Usama: You would need to reach out to the office
    [6/17, 5:43 PM] Sheikh Usama: He is the only person I have seen with an exception. A woman became a Muslim and the marriage was not immediately nullified
    [6/17, 5:44 PM] Sheikh Usama: But so reach out. Otherwise that is the primary ruling

    As you can see, he said there may be an exception, so please try to get a second opinion by contacting the office directly. 

  3. 7 hours ago, GabrielWithoutWings said:

    What's a qualified resident scholar?

    Studied in /graduated from an Islamic seminary. 


    7 hours ago, GabrielWithoutWings said:

    How do the others get by?

    Some have 'speakers' not scholars. Many centers are cultural centers and not masjids per se, so don't require an actual resident alim. 


    7 hours ago, GabrielWithoutWings said:

    .. I think 5 masjids near me?  How do they settle matters of fiqh in that case?

    I don't know. You can do your own research and call the places closest to you, perhaps they do have a qualified scholar that I have not heard about. Probably most people refer their fiqh issues to their marja, by emailing or some other method. 

  4. 1 hour ago, GabrielWithoutWings said:

    I'm about 45 miles northeast of Atlanta. I think the closest English speaking Shia masjid is down near Stone Mountain. 

    Hello, I lived in Atlanta until very recently, for more than 10 years. Here is a link to the three main scholars of the area: http://www.zainabia.com/atlanta-resident-alims/

    You could try contacting one of them, although their centers are not "English speaking." The first is Urdu speaking, the second, Arabic, and the third is Gujarati if I'm not mistaken. Unfortunately the English speaking Shia centers in Atlanta do not have qualified resident scholars as far as I know. 

    I could however put you in contact with a qualified American sheikh who specializes in family issues if you'd like. He doesn't live in Atlanta though. I think he would be very willing to help inshaAllah.

  5. Thanks, was going just about to start a thread about Sudan myself yesterday but glad u did instead. 

    The massacre in Sudan is connected to Saudi and Yemen. Saudi doesn't want civilian rule in Sudan because the Sudanese want to pull their thousands of troops out of Yemen, but Saudi doesn't want to lose their military support so they are orchestrating this massacre to keep military rule in Sudan. 

  6. 3 hours ago, Follower of Ahlul Bayt said:

    Also, even if there was no evidence for the third kalimah, it wouldn't be bidah unless someone actually says that the Prophet or Imams prescribed it. We have the principle that everything is halal, until proven haram. 

    Well.... We call the part Umar added, "prayer is better than sleep" bidah although everyone knows he is the one attributed to it. So one asks oneself why is that frowned upon but not the adding of 3rd Kalimah. But you make a good point in the first part of your post. Thx!

  7. 5 hours ago, Muslim2010 said:

    The following links can be seen for explanation about this matter ie wilayat of Imam Ali in kalima, Adhan and Iqamah:

    1. Aliyun Waliyullah in the Kalima and Adhan


    2. Question: Why do Shias include “Aliyun Waliyullah” in the kalima and adhan?


    3. Ruling of Ayatullah Seestani

    Question: Is the third testimony a part of Adhan and Iqamah?

    Answer: Ash hadu anna Amiral Mu'minina 'Aliyyan Waliyyullah ( I testify that the Commander of the faithful, Imam Ali (عليه السلام) is the vicegerent of Allah) is not a part of Adhan and Iqamah, but it is good to say it after reciting Ash hadu anna Muhammadan Rasulul lah with the intention (Niyyat) of Qurbat (seeking nearness to Allah).



    Thank you.

    Both of the links refer to this instance:


    Salman and Abu Dharr recited Aliyun Waliyullah in Adhan
    There is a Hadeeth regarding the recitation of 'Ali un-Wali Allah' in Adhan even during the lifetime of the Holy Prophet (s), which has been reported by Grand Sunni scholar Abdullah Maraghi Misri in his book al-Salafa fi amr il-khilafa that Hadhrath Salman e Farsi ((رضي الله عنه)) used to declare the Wilayat of Ali (عليه السلام) in Adhan and Iqamat after pledging the Prophethood of Muhammad (s), a man heard him saying that and reported it to the Holy Prophet (s) on which the Prophet (s) replied:
    'You have heard the good and virtuous.'
    In the very same book it is stated that a man came to the Holy Prophet (s) and reported that Hadhrath Abu Dharr e Ghafari ((رضي الله عنه)) declares the Wilayat of Ali (عليه السلام) after pledging his Prophethood, on hearing this Holy Prophet (s) said:
    'You have heard the truth from Abu Dharr. Have you forgotten that I had said on the day of Ghadir e Khum that Ali (عليه السلام) is the lord him everyone whose lord am I.'
    We have cited these narrations from two sources:
    1. Al-Sideen bayn al-Masail wal Mujeeb, volume 1, page 16, published in Kuwait.
    2. Kitab al-Fiqh, volume 3, page 25-26, published in Iran.

    That seems like sufficient evidence of it being mustahab. What are the gradings of these Hadith? 

    The brother wants to bring his evidence for various things he has found out to the Sunni Imam of his masjid to question/challenge him as well.

  8. Assalaamu alaikum,

    Here we go again, I know this is a topic already discussed multiple times but I could not find anything helpful in previous threads I read. 

    Someone we know is a fairly recent convert to Islam, of course became Sunni first, but because of guidance from Allah and influence from some Shias is slowly realizing the haqq of Shia Islam. One question he has is about the 3rd Kalimah. 

    From what I have read, Shias say it as mustahab dhikr, and not official part of adhan or iqamah. But where is the evidence of it being mustahab or even allowed? And if there is none, if it's simply bidah, how can we explain it not being condemned, or it even being promoted, by our ulema? 

    I am afraid that he will be turned away from Shia Islam if not answered well. 

  9. 27 minutes ago, TryHard said:

    Cause one it’s haram to get people to reveal their sins

    There might be an exception for marriage... Just like there is an exception to 'gheeba' when it comes to marriage. I don't know though. 

    27 minutes ago, TryHard said:

    I just think it leads to more suspicion and worry.

    In that case he would break it off and look for another girl.

    27 minutes ago, TryHard said:

    If I met a girl who in the past did things haram things but I didn’t know this then I wouldn’t care I would leave it between her and God,

    That's good but for the brother in the OP, he cares. Everyone is different and he has a right to choose whichever kind of wife he wants. 

    Plus the only way you can know someone is by looking at their past. Yes people change but it still says things about their character. I would be wary of marrying a man who was Muslim his whole life but who I learned used to drink and fornicate. How can you trust that the person you see before you today is truly presenting their authentic self? You have to do a little digging. In my experience it takes quite awhile to feel like you truly know someone. So looking at only who they seem to be in the present might be setting yourself up for disappointment later when other parts of that person come to the surface. 

    I don't personally support the obsession with virginity but to each his own. I look for certain things, you look for certain things, and OP looks for certain things. inshaAllah we all find what we are looking for. 

  10. 25 minutes ago, shia_100 said:

    So do you all think is better not to ask and just assume she is virgin if when I talk to her she seems to Be a religious and modest person who would seem to still be a virgin? So Basically should I just choose to make an assumption based on her values or just directly ask her the question no matter what I think about her. Also I ask this question coz I’m 19 and I would be approaching women of my age who most likely wouldn’t have been married before.

    If it's very important to you I would find a respectful way to ask her, otherwise it might always bother you that you didn't ask her before marriage. But don't let it be one of the first things you ask her, that's off-putting. Or if you can make yourself pretty certain about the matter without asking outright, then do that instead. 

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