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Abu_Zayed

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  1. Salam, Does anyone have fatwas/rulings from any of the maraje regarding the use of the morning after pill? Thanks in advance, and sources please. salam
  2. Salam, This is a very common issue with all grandparents regardless of race. It is very important to be clear, firm and respectful with the grandparents. Explain to them the reasoning behind your decisions with your child, if they do not agree, directly ask them not to intervene. From my personal experience the only reason it continues is because parents are too shy to say anything fearing they offend the grandparents, or out of respect for them. However this comes down to how you discipline your child and teach them about the world, its very important that you stick your ground. One thing you could teach your child is to never take anything from anyone without YOUR permission. My nephews are like this, they always ask their mother first. If they can't have it, she explains to whomever is trying to give them why they don't have it...they are also content in not getting the candy (for example she allows one piece a day, they know this so they dont get upset if they cant have more...she also tells them too much candy ruin your teeth and hurt your tummy which is why they don't overindulge) Good luck
  3. Salam, Where is the father? What's his position? Willing to marry? Please do not abort your child, and remember he had no part in what you did...may God forgive you, and may you and your children find the right path amen. Ruling from Ayatulah Khameni To Abort to Preserve One’s Dignity Q: If my pregnancy proves shameful for me and would endanger my dignity and that of my family, can I terminate it during the 1st trimester? A: Abortion is ḥarām in shar’ and what is mentioned does not justify the same.
  4. Brother Sloth, Have you been to the revert muslims website? It is made by a shia revert who went through same issues as you while converting [lack of resources for converts from Shia perspective] www.revertmuslims.com God bless, salam
  5. Salam, Maybe instead of outwardly saying 'convert', you can explain to her that Islam is a huge part of your life that bares significance, and if she is to marry you she needs to discover why its important to you and understand it. As for website, I believe al-islam.org has resources in several languages, also most of the maraje websites have english sections with literature concerning Islam. A very helpful website created by a Shia sister is revertmuslims.com, it is mainly for non Muslims or new Muslims to learn about Islam so you might find it most helpful. Inshallah both of you will be guided, may God bless your marriage.
  6. Salam, I attended a wedding recently that I found really well organized and in accordance with Islamic rulings, and not 'boring' :). The wedding was located in two halls next to each other- one for males and one for females, the evening included a slideshow, speeches by friends and family of the couple, and poetry. The speeches were really funny and so were the slideshows , I found it to be a very 'personal' wedding you really got to know the couple. >May God grant you the spouse you are looking for
  7. Assalumu 3alykum wa rahmtu Allah, Does anyone know of any duas or ahadith for breastfeeding, infant care or child rearing? I'm specifically looking for sahih ahadith on breastfeeding Thank you in advance
  8. Salam, Its incredible and unfortunate that its been months since his passing, and people still can't even begin to learn to be respectful. The OP asked a simple question- not if his sons will "inherit" his marjaye, but who will guide his followers? It didn't need to turn into the typical question-his-marjae thread. may he rest in peace ameen
  9. Salam all, Those who are overly concerned with the validity of Fadlullah's status should take a good long look at themselves and worry about their own sins, and have respect for a great man who is now with his Lord. This great scholar will not be replaced...condolences.
  10. Salam, Though I generally think both lists are very well done, I find the bolded parts laughable and a bit offensive? Repeat words until her pretty little head understands? lol...I chose to believe women are smarter than such advice, and honestly shake hands?! Come on! May God bless you all with pious, warm and understanding partners that will help you reach your spiritual potentials, ameen. M3a thalek my prayers to those who put the effort into the lists, they are helpful and effective! salaam
  11. Salam, How does tabarra equal cursing? What justification is there/what Imam did curse? I am all for cursing Yazid- but anyone else is grey area and frankly we are in no position to make such judgments and jeapordize...I know you won't agree nor do I expect you to, but I have always been curious how people can be so sure when they commit such actions, I genuinely would like to understand it.
  12. Salam, I find the cursing contradictory to the "aspiration of being a Shia of Ahlul Bayt", no?
  13. Salam, I highly doubt the authenticity of Ziyarat Ashura and choose not to recite it, as the brother mentioned above it has been tampered with. salam
  14. Salam sister, Ashura is not about the physical act of shedding tears, but understanding the events and what they mean- especially what it means for us today and the importance of remembering! To be honest, in my opinion, Imam Hussayn [as] does not want us to cry but instead to represent what he died for (true Islam) I wish people would focus on that as much. Obviously it is physically painful to hear the details of how our pure Imam was brutally and ruthlessly murdered, but you shouldnt judge yourself on whether you cry or not. May I suggest you focus your prayers to God not on helping you cry, but helping you and our Muslim ummah revive Imam Hussayn's message and dedicate ourselves to what he died for. Your heart is in the right place, may God bless you. salam
  15. Salam,

    dear Brother, may I suggest working on your anger and training yourself to discuss in a more positive and productive manner, as the qu'ran says approach them in a way that is better , may God bless you :)

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