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*~Fatima~*

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  1. I seriously don't understand how one thing so looked down upon in the world can be a 'reward' in heaven.. doesn't add up. Not to mention - ugh.
  2. What does this "Ya la sa ra til Husayn" mean? Why is it the cry of those who want to avenge Imam Husayn's blood?
  3. It's when something just clicks with you. appeals to something deep within your soul.. and often very unreasonably so!
  4. *hear hear* I don't understand how people in this day and age can believe that someone is 'born' superior. weird!
  5. Very interesting!! I'm trying to figure how this fits with the solar storm theory. Can I share your Zion/Olympics post with people off the forum?
  6. Help! I don't understand this part :| P.s. you're a genius! And what's your take on the HAARP project??
  7. Awesome thread :) Jazakallah for sharing. No doubt as science progresses, it will inevitably be able to point towards the Absolute Knowledge!
  8. Oh. Yeah I guess. But Allah says that no harm befalls a believer except that it is for the atonement of his sins. As for natural disasters, birth defects etc., sometimes such trials drive the suffering person to reach out to God, when perfect health and worldly joy could make them forget about God. I think they are either a blessing in disguise being a trial to drive one closer to God, or to increase the person in the station of his Eman with God due to the forbearance and patience with which the trial is handled. And if it is a punishment, then Astaghfirullah and thank God that He is punishing us for our sins in this world, rather than for eternity in the afterworld...
  9. Have you read anything about which month being associated with which Imam??? I knows days are associated with particular members of the Ahl al Bayt (a) but don't know about months.
  10. Regardless of your ranking of the wasila, the Ahl al Bayt (a) are undeniably wasila, right? One wasila teaches you the namaz and Quran and religion - and the wasila that is not the teacher is better? Remember when the Quran was mounted on lances and people could not fight the Holy Book? Remember Ubaidallah ibn Ziyad engaged in the wasila of prayer, murderer of Imam Husayn Úáíå ÇáÓáÇã? What profit did namaz bring him, when he rejected the wasila that was the Inheritor of the whole religion, of which namaz is a part? Hence, you must forgive us if we disagree with your choice of the ‘best’ wasila. No doubt it will not diminish the importance of the namaz or other wasila, being teachings of the Prophet (s) and Ahl al Bayt Úáíå ÇáÓáÇã. e.g. Ziyarat al Jameya posted on this forum recently Ziyarat e Ashura.. in fact nearly all Ziyarats begin with "Ya" be it Rasool Allah, or Aba Abdillah. Addressing the Prophet (s) and Imams (a) and even other venerable personalities of their household is customary among shias. Dua e Tawassul contains address to Alh al Bayt Úáíå ÇáÓáÇã.. so does Dua e ‘Ahad. Oh and by the way, do you not say ‘Asalaamo alayka ya Rasool Allah (s)’ on the prayer mat? Now apart from asking Allah to send your salaam upon the Prophet (s) in Durood, if Allah likes you to address His Prophet (s) while you are on the prayer mat specifically for Allah, does that not make it apparent what status the Prophet (s) holds? And the naad e Ali (a) is my personal favorite :) I don’t see why anyone should have an issue with it - if you don’t believe it is addressing Imam Ali (a) you can always recite it as a direct address to Allah? Ali is one of the names of Allah as well. What if the person who is really sick knows that Imam Mahdi (a) is the Representative of Allah, and finds it easier to say 'Ya Mahdi Úáíå ÇáÓáÇã, cure me' rather than say a 2 rakaat namaaz e haajat? You might choose the other means, i.e. namaaz, but you can't blame the other person for not choosing the same means, when Allah has given us a variety of means. When the basis of addressing the Imam (a) is the fact that he is the Authority of Allah, and the very address derives from the recommendation of Allah, then how is it that the two stations - that of Creator and Creation be confused? If you consider asking the Imam (a) to pray for you useless, then you need not ask him. If you pray salaat and then ask Allah, I do believe this means has been taught by the Prophet (s) and the Ahl al Bayt (a) so you’re praying as the Imam (a) has taught you to. You are using the wasila that is the Imam (a) in the same way as the person who says ‘Ya Mahdi Úáíå ÇáÓáÇã.’ However, this does not give you the right to disparage someone who is seeking (addressing) wasila (Imam) in much the same way as you are seeking (praying) wasila (salaat). Your determination to protect your Tauheed is admirable, but at the same time you can’t condemn others who also believe in Tauheed but differ from you merely in the manner of ‘seeking’ of wasila. If you believe that Ahl al Bayt (a) are also wasila, then Surah Maida, ayat 35 makes it abundantly clear that one should seek them. [2:255] Allah is He besides Whom there is no god, the Everliving, the Self-subsisting by Whom all subsist; slumber does not overtake Him nor sleep; whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth is His; who is he that can intercede with Him but by His permission? He knows what is before them and what is behind them, and they cannot comprehend anything out of His knowledge except what He pleases, His knowledge extends over the heavens and the earth, and the preservation of them both tires Him not, and He is the Most High, the Great. And there is also a description of those who can intercede in [43:86] "he who bears witness of the truth and they know (him)." (And those whom they call upon besides Him have no authority for intercession, but he who bears witness of the truth and they know (him) [19:87] None shall have the power of intercession, but such a one as has received permission (or promise) from (Allah) Most Gracious. [20:109] On that day shall no intercession avail except of him whom the Beneficent Allah allows and whose word He is pleased with. [21:28] He knows what is before them and what is behind them, and they do not intercede except for him whom He approves and for fear of Him they tremble. [34:23] And intercession will not avail aught with Him save of him whom He permits. Until when fear shall be removed from their hearts, They shall say: What is it that your Lord said? They shall say: The truth. And He is the Most High, the Great.
  11. Yes it seems quite logical.. Well naturally, one would assume that the Guides, Protectors and Inheritors of the perfect deen - Islam - would hold a loftier rank than Prophets (except Prophet Muhammad (s) ). Hazrat Isa (a) will pray behind Imam Mahdi (a) for that very reason. But decorum forbids us from making comparisons that do not serve any purpose. Suffice is to say that each Prophet brought the message, only to be brought to completion and perfection by the best of the Prophets - and the Inheritors of that complete message are the Imams (ams). Neither is the author :P
  12. Subhanallah! beautiful post, jazakallah for sharing
  13. Every Prophet was given the miracle that Allah deemed necessary in order for the people to accept religion. If Prophet Muhammad (s) is the greatest Prophet of all time, no doubt his miracle is the greatest - the Quran. The Imams' station is not an assumption - it is one of the primary characteristics of Shia faith. Why are you making the revelation or visitation of the angel the criteria for determining superiority? And while we're at it, the Imams (ams) never claimed 'superiority' - they are the Inheritors of the Prophets. How is it that Tauheed is endangered when Tauheed is belief in Allah's Oneness, and the Imam's wilayat is a proof of this Tauheed???
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