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baradar_jackson

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    baradar_jackson got a reaction from Khurasani in The Beard & Bread Appreciation Society   
    Beards of Afghanistan
     

     
    Beards of Tajikistan
     

     
    Beards of Iran
     

     
    Inspirational beards: Yemen
     

     
     
     
    And so on...
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    baradar_jackson got a reaction from F.M in Is It True That Most Iranians Are Leaving Islam?   
    How many times do I have to tell you, don't talk about Iran and Iranians when you clearly don't know what you're talking about!
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    baradar_jackson got a reaction from Kaya in Is It True That Most Iranians Are Leaving Islam?   
    So what?
    And his father went on hajj, twice!
    That means nothing.
    Whether or not he is a Muslim... well that's not really for us to speculate. If he is being truthful (which I honestly wouldn't be surprised if he was), and he is indeed a Muslim, so what? What difference does it make?
    Imam Khomeini said something brilliant: he said that the Islamic Revolution was a war between Islam and Islam: on the one hand pure Islam of Prophet Mohammad, and on the other hand a superstitious, selective Islam amalgamated with impure foreign ideologies.
    So whether or not he is a Muslim is quite irrelevant. Wasn't Harun Rashid a Muslim? Wasn't Saddam?
    Why do we enter into these pointless discussions? If Reza Pahlavi is Muslim, should it make us look at him any differently? Should that be a credit to him?
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    baradar_jackson got a reaction from Zainuu in Is It True That Most Iranians Are Leaving Islam?   
    As Shervin mentioned, Basijis don't get paid jack.
    They do other stuff. Being a Basiji isn't their job.
    Basijis do have priority in university and job applications (which, by the way, is openly announced by all state employers!), but this difference is not enough to push an opponent of Islamic government and WF to join Basij. When you're a Basiji you have to attend meetings and be active in various activities. You can't just join, get a card, and be given a baton to beat down on soosoolis.

    People opposed to the system won't work so diligently for it just for a negligible advantage in job/university admissions. You can get by just fine in Iran without being a Basiji. Don't project your stereotypical "fear society" view upon Iran.
    Watch it Hawraa. WATCH IT.
    AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAA
    ای رهبر آزاده آماده ایم آماده!
    ای رهبر آزاده آماده ایم آماده!
    ای رهبر آزاده آماده ایم آماده!
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    baradar_jackson got a reaction from Ilm-seeker in To Wear Or Not To Wear Niqab   
    Some of those fatawa don't say anything about covering the face!
    A lot of them mention it being recommended to cover a little more of the face and the hands than required. If I recall correctly, this is also the ruling of Imam Khomeini.
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    baradar_jackson got a reaction from Safiy in Pictures Of Various 'Ulamaa [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    Seyyed Khamenei with Dr. Chamran (and others) in Tabbas after the failed Operation Eagle Claw:

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    baradar_jackson got a reaction from TryHard in Exposing Imam Shaikh Brother Mohammad Tawhidi   
    I don't know where you're getting at bro.
     
    1) This man was kicked out of every school in Qom.
    2) Just because he opened his school and called it the hawza of Australia doesn't connect it to the hawza in Qom or Najaf or anywhere else.
     
    Therefore, why would this reflect poorly on the hawzah system?
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    baradar_jackson got a reaction from HusseinAbbas in Islam's Response to Communism?   
    Although technically, communism does not necessitate atheism... but Marx himself was very outspoken against religion (he considered it as a tool to keep workers oppressed). And Lenin once said that for one to be a communist, he must be an atheist. Because these are the two most important theorists of communism, their opinions must be considered as part of Communist doctrine.
    But that aside, i was referring to a more core principle of communism (or, rather, THE core principle of communism): the abolition of private property. Islam acknowledges and respects private property. If a society abolishes private property (or is working toward the abolition of private property), then it cannot be Islamic.
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    baradar_jackson got a reaction from Zaidism in What Is Your Favourite Quote(s)?   
    Vladimir Putin: "I don’t know much about the Messiah, the Christ, just what I have heard or read in the Bible, but I saw Christ, the Messiah, in the leader of Iran."
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    baradar_jackson got a reaction from Okera17 in Poor Jokes [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    Here is a typical Iranian joke.
     
    Most Iranian jokes are of a racist nature; meaning, Iranians like to poke fun at the different nations and cities that make up the country.
     
    The stereotype for "Turks" (Azeris) is that they are dumb.
    The stereotype for Lors is two-fold: the main one is that they are violent, but they also have a stereotype of being dumb.
     
    Keep in mind that these stereotypes are just for fun; everyone knows they are not really true. Azeris and Lors together make up about a third of Iran's population. :)
     
    Now that I'm done with the intro, here is the joke...
     
    It's Muharram. People are gathering at a local husseiniya for a majlis. The guy who is doing the majlis is starting to really get into it, and just before the majlis reaches its climax, he shouts: "Turn off the lights! Tonight we are going to Karbala!" After someone turns off the lights, he continues reciting the majlis. Once it is over and someone turns back on the lights, he notices that a large number of people are missing from the gathering, and some are standing against the back wall, holding their personal luggages. The rozeh khoon (majlis reciter guy) says to them: "What the hell are you guys doing!? This is a majlis! What are you, Turks?" To that, the luggage people replied: "No, we're Lors. The Turks have already boarded the bus."
     
    The end.
     
    Please don't delete this. :(
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    baradar_jackson got a reaction from Diaz in Things That You Want In The Afterlife/heaven.   
    That's impossible. It goes against the nature of heaven.
     
    The pleasures and comforts of this world are fleeting and redundant. The pleasures and comforts of the other world are not.
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    baradar_jackson got a reaction from .InshAllah. in Something to consider   
    You see the above map/chart?
    Notice #1 and #2 on this rankings. The president of #1 just a week ago said that the scare of the pandemic was just a hoax; presumably because he wanted to keep his precious fake speculative finance markets from collapsing. Then they collapsed anyway. Then this country produced testing kits that didn't work. Then it was revealed that the president's son has a conflict of interest re: testing kits. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/03/jared-kushner-once-controlled-oscar-now-running-a-coronavirus-testing-site/
    At the current juncture, this #1 country is on the same trajectory as Italy. And seemingly zero political will to actually combat the pandemic (let alone the infrastructure).
    In country #1, the Utah Jazz basketball team used up 20 percent of the entire testing kits in the state of Oklahoma. Famous/rich people with no symptoms are getting tested, while everyone else has zero chance.
    The prime minister of the #2 ranked country suggested herd immunity as a solution. Aside from guaranteeing the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, it was completely comical anyway, as being infected with COVID-19 does not make one immune from catching it again. As of now, their trains are still full, because while the government can call on people to stop going to work, without guaranteeing either their income or some kind of deferment of bill payments, people have no other choice.
    Both these countries have comically mismanaged this situation, and the coming weeks will tragically reflect that.
    FYI, the 193rd ranked country in this list, had zero COVID-19 cases because they immediately closed their borders following the outbreak in Wuhan. 
    Now, why is this important? Think back to the freedom of speech index, or the economic freedom index, or the happiness index, or any other of these indexes which are plastered all over these "respected" publications. Think about who is at the bottom of these rankings and who is at the top. 
    These indexes are, and never were, scientific or academic. They are purely purely propagandistic. The mask is coming off. This is just a small sample of that. 
  13. Completely Agree
    baradar_jackson got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in Something to consider   
    You see the above map/chart?
    Notice #1 and #2 on this rankings. The president of #1 just a week ago said that the scare of the pandemic was just a hoax; presumably because he wanted to keep his precious fake speculative finance markets from collapsing. Then they collapsed anyway. Then this country produced testing kits that didn't work. Then it was revealed that the president's son has a conflict of interest re: testing kits. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/03/jared-kushner-once-controlled-oscar-now-running-a-coronavirus-testing-site/
    At the current juncture, this #1 country is on the same trajectory as Italy. And seemingly zero political will to actually combat the pandemic (let alone the infrastructure).
    In country #1, the Utah Jazz basketball team used up 20 percent of the entire testing kits in the state of Oklahoma. Famous/rich people with no symptoms are getting tested, while everyone else has zero chance.
    The prime minister of the #2 ranked country suggested herd immunity as a solution. Aside from guaranteeing the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, it was completely comical anyway, as being infected with COVID-19 does not make one immune from catching it again. As of now, their trains are still full, because while the government can call on people to stop going to work, without guaranteeing either their income or some kind of deferment of bill payments, people have no other choice.
    Both these countries have comically mismanaged this situation, and the coming weeks will tragically reflect that.
    FYI, the 193rd ranked country in this list, had zero COVID-19 cases because they immediately closed their borders following the outbreak in Wuhan. 
    Now, why is this important? Think back to the freedom of speech index, or the economic freedom index, or the happiness index, or any other of these indexes which are plastered all over these "respected" publications. Think about who is at the bottom of these rankings and who is at the top. 
    These indexes are, and never were, scientific or academic. They are purely purely propagandistic. The mask is coming off. This is just a small sample of that. 
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    baradar_jackson got a reaction from hasanhh in Something to consider   
    You see the above map/chart?
    Notice #1 and #2 on this rankings. The president of #1 just a week ago said that the scare of the pandemic was just a hoax; presumably because he wanted to keep his precious fake speculative finance markets from collapsing. Then they collapsed anyway. Then this country produced testing kits that didn't work. Then it was revealed that the president's son has a conflict of interest re: testing kits. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/03/jared-kushner-once-controlled-oscar-now-running-a-coronavirus-testing-site/
    At the current juncture, this #1 country is on the same trajectory as Italy. And seemingly zero political will to actually combat the pandemic (let alone the infrastructure).
    In country #1, the Utah Jazz basketball team used up 20 percent of the entire testing kits in the state of Oklahoma. Famous/rich people with no symptoms are getting tested, while everyone else has zero chance.
    The prime minister of the #2 ranked country suggested herd immunity as a solution. Aside from guaranteeing the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, it was completely comical anyway, as being infected with COVID-19 does not make one immune from catching it again. As of now, their trains are still full, because while the government can call on people to stop going to work, without guaranteeing either their income or some kind of deferment of bill payments, people have no other choice.
    Both these countries have comically mismanaged this situation, and the coming weeks will tragically reflect that.
    FYI, the 193rd ranked country in this list, had zero COVID-19 cases because they immediately closed their borders following the outbreak in Wuhan. 
    Now, why is this important? Think back to the freedom of speech index, or the economic freedom index, or the happiness index, or any other of these indexes which are plastered all over these "respected" publications. Think about who is at the bottom of these rankings and who is at the top. 
    These indexes are, and never were, scientific or academic. They are purely purely propagandistic. The mask is coming off. This is just a small sample of that. 
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    baradar_jackson reacted to habib e najjaar in Thoughts 2020   
    I remember @baradar_jackson being a huge fan of Kobe Bryant, otherwise would probably have never known him.
    Sad for his family and especially his little daughters
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    baradar_jackson got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in Dr Sekaleshfar lecture on homosexuality in media   
    What does it matter if it is acceptable to me?
     
    The difference between my worldview and your worldview is like the difference between night and day. If you "tolerate" Muslims or not, doesn't change that. If you were to say that, under some conditions, Muslims should be executed, as long as that's confined to your theoretical discussions, I really wouldn't care.
     
    Dr. Farrokh was explaining what is the sentence for someone in a country where Islamic hudud (punishments) are being implemented, who is found guilty of committing sodomy. (You need four witnesses to prove this). This is the agreed-upon hadd for this action, amongst all Islamic schools of thought. The sentence for the act of sodomy which is proven, is death. The question is simply: 1) is one allowed to implement hudud in this time and place? and 2) has there been four witnesses to the act?
     
    With regards to #1, the answer is no. This is not a Muslim country nor is it ruled by an Islamic government. Our prophet Lut (peace be upon him) -- (and by the way we don't believe he was guilty of incest and all that jazz like y'all do) -- lived amongst these people. He was their neighbor, and their compatriot. He behaved with them with the akhlaq of a prophet.
     
    This is not the same as "tolerance" in the sense of accepting someone's choice as legitimate simply because "it doesn't affect me." This is: reforming people through the most effective means of the time. In an Islamic country ruled by Islamic law, there is near-universal agreement that this act is wrong and should be condemned. But when the act is more widespread and more socially acceptable, obviously, different means needs to be used but it is all for the same aim: to eliminate this sin from society.
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    baradar_jackson got a reaction from habib e najjaar in Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752   
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    baradar_jackson got a reaction from Lilly14 in Is Falling In Love Allowed In Islam?   
    The problem here is that you assume polygamy to be a permanent feature that can be practiced at any time. Although I am illiterate, from what I understand I don't think this is the case. I think certain demographic circumstances (such as the depletion of the male population due to war) serve as provisions for polygamy's permissibility. But outside of those circumstances, it is discouraged. My reason for believing this is simple: the common thread in all Islamic tenets is that society's needs take priority over individual's needs. Every action must be looked at in terms of "what would happen if everyone did this?" If many men married multiple women, what necessarily follows is that some men would be deprived of getting married. Depriving others of marriage cannot possibly be allowed in Islam, considering how highly Islam regards the institution of marriage (and considering that marriage is wajib under certain circumstances). Moreover, we can see that the prophet (pbuh) did not marry any other women until after Khadija (as) died. Imam Ali (as) did not marry any other women until after Fatima (as).
    All of the above considerations lead me to believe that monogamy is the ideal in Islam, and polygamy is allowed only under certain provisions (and only allowed for men who are worthy of taking on such a responsibility). So I don't think that the jealousy of a woman is quite as abhorred as you suggest.
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    baradar_jackson got a reaction from habib e najjaar in Is Falling In Love Allowed In Islam?   
    The problem here is that you assume polygamy to be a permanent feature that can be practiced at any time. Although I am illiterate, from what I understand I don't think this is the case. I think certain demographic circumstances (such as the depletion of the male population due to war) serve as provisions for polygamy's permissibility. But outside of those circumstances, it is discouraged. My reason for believing this is simple: the common thread in all Islamic tenets is that society's needs take priority over individual's needs. Every action must be looked at in terms of "what would happen if everyone did this?" If many men married multiple women, what necessarily follows is that some men would be deprived of getting married. Depriving others of marriage cannot possibly be allowed in Islam, considering how highly Islam regards the institution of marriage (and considering that marriage is wajib under certain circumstances). Moreover, we can see that the prophet (pbuh) did not marry any other women until after Khadija (as) died. Imam Ali (as) did not marry any other women until after Fatima (as).
    All of the above considerations lead me to believe that monogamy is the ideal in Islam, and polygamy is allowed only under certain provisions (and only allowed for men who are worthy of taking on such a responsibility). So I don't think that the jealousy of a woman is quite as abhorred as you suggest.
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    baradar_jackson got a reaction from habib e najjaar in Is Falling In Love Allowed In Islam?   
    Sis Smiley said something about this a while back which I completely agree with: true love is not something you "fall" into. It is a conscious decision.
    The "love" that one "falls" into is just illusory. Its hollywood myth. That's why people get over it so quickly.
    True love is a decision to commit yourself to hard work and sacrifice for a person. That's the type of affection that lasts.
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    baradar_jackson got a reaction from Haydar Husayn in What we must think about China exactly ?   
    The cliff notes version:
    Historically - culturally and civilizationally - China is a pretty awesome country. It has a rich history, and in fact it has a rich Islamic history, even.
    Modern China kind of sucks, tho.
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    baradar_jackson got a reaction from TryHard in Imams Age When They Got Married   
    According to Fadlullah, a girl reaches bulugh when she turns 9 or when she has her first menstruation cycle.
    I am not sure about other marjas.
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    baradar_jackson got a reaction from 313_Waiter in Poll: Banning Iranian Women From Stadiums?   
    This is not, nor has it ever been, an issue of discrimination.
     
    Going to stadiums in Iran is not some kind of great unknown frontier, and women are not being oppressed and demeaned by not being allowed there.
     
     
     
    Stadiums have a very important function in Iranian society. It's where Iranian men go to vent all their frustrations. Some things to consider:
     
    1) Iranian stadiums are home to the worst language you will ever hear anywhere
    2) Iranian fans throw things at each other and at players/coaches/officials
    3) Iranian stadiums are filthy because why bother upkeeping a monkey cage?
    4) In particularly sensitive matches (like Tehran derby, or when Tirakhtor comes to town), around 20 percent of the Azadi stadium audience is cops (and all of them are needed)
    5) People have actually killed and died over football matches in Iran
    6) The most viable transportation from the stadium to Azadi square is on a minibus filled with loud, violent hooligans who often destroy said minibus (whether their team won or lost)
     
    So ask yourself: would you allow your daughter to get exposed to filthy language, the worst behavior humans have to offer, and violence? Ask yourself: would you allow your SON to get exposed to such things? And in fact, do you yourself enjoy these things?
     
    Frankly, I think most of Shiachat live in a bubble. They're far too innocent of the ways of the world.
     
    I am a former regular stadium-goer. I will tell you in no unclear terms: this is not a place for SANE people, let alone a place where going there should be considered a God-given right. Don't ask me why I would go, I'm disgusting. That's no reason for you to take it lightly.
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    baradar_jackson got a reaction from habib e najjaar in Poor Jokes [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    A Lor is sitting on a park bench with his girlfriend, when suddenly his girlfriend says: "Oh no, it's my father!" The Lor asks her: "Has your father met me?" She says "No." He says: "OK, it's fine, just tell him I'm your brother."
  25. Completely Agree
    baradar_jackson got a reaction from habib e najjaar in Poor Jokes [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    Nasseruddin Shah, while in England as a guest of the British crown, is taken to a football game (which at the time had not yet become the world's preferred sport but was mostly an English affair). He watches the game for a while without understanding much of what is happening, before finally asking one of the Englishmen: "What are they trying to do?" The Englishman says: "They are trying to take the ball from one another." Nasseruddin Shah replies to this (in earnest): "Why don't they just give them 22 balls?"
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