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  1. In the name of Allah. Salam. Here's a 2 minutes clip about the term "the creator of death and life" in the Holy Quran (Chapter 67; al-Mulk: 2) It's taken from the TV series "5 Kilometers to Heaven" Enjoy it. ma salam :)
  2. In the name of Allah. Salam. Welcome to the forum, I hope you like it here. I know you asked for a short answer but such important issues need to be adressed so that we make no mistake in our judgments about this issue and everything else. Brother, it is nice that you question what you hear about your brethren in faith. Allah (please see the first verses in the Surah al-Hujurat) and the Prophet (pbuh/hp) order us to not believe in stories about our brothers in faith. Thus, "they believe in this. they do this and that", etc. are not to be believed without searching. It is possible that they may be lies and being a sufi brother, yourself should know this better. There are a lot of lies out there on both sufis and shias about "grave worship" and other things. Such people either have little understanding of faith, thus they don't know the issues clearly and judge people through their limited views thus they become takfiris and of no faith themselves. Some others have no understanding of brotherhood, sincerity and humbleness. Thus, in order to be praised by the people (and not by God), thus they tend to misinform and denigrate pious Muslims. Their situation is like that of Prophet Joseph's brothers, hasad spoils their heart and mind and they tend to be wolves eating the flesh of their brothers in faith just to get rid of Josephs of our time thus having the attention of the people for themselves only. The last group among the misinformers are just narratives. They tend to narrate whatever they hear. This is the worst of all. Because they disobey this rational and narrational truth that; ("It is enough as a sin for a man to narrate everything he hears."). They are the worst because they don't benefit from these lies worldly either unlike the former two groups who use the lies for their agendas. And the hadiths state this truth; "The worst person on earth is the one who sells his hereafter to get worldly benefits. The one worse than that is the person who sells his hereafter so that others get worldy benefits." Yes, such people narrate the things-lies which have been told by some worldly figures of the ancient and today, without searching whether what is narrated is true or not. Yes, such people are the worst. Because they don't benefit even worldly-lowly from these lies, rather others benefit from it. In any case, it is nice that you did not believe in what you heard and you came to your brothers to investigate the truth. To abide by what the verses of Surah Hujurat commands. And to see if the statements such as "they believe in this, they do that, etc." are true or not. And mostly they are not true. Here's a hadith narrated from both Imam Ali and Imam Hasan; ""What distance is between the right and the falsehood?" they asked. "Four fingers," the Imam replied. "What you see with your own eye is the right. You may hear a lot of falsehoods with your ear." Yes, the lies were always there. Especially against the most vigilant nation. (Shia Muslims are targeted with lies, especially through the tongues of the bought "scholars", since shias have always questioned political figures of history and today.) I hope this humble suggestion helps in your studies about Islamic denominations. And inshaAllah you continue to be careful about everything you hear. :) As for your question, shia Muslims (usoulis) don't believe that the Holy Quran is distorted. The Holy Quran is intact. Yet, the Quranic verse about the protection of the Holy Quran (see, Hijr:5) is not enough for everyone. Because "logically we cannot prove the lack of alteration in Qur’an by Qur’an." Thus, we need other sources to prove that there is no change in the text of the Holy Quran. And reason and narration both tell us that the Holy Quran is intact. You can study that shia Muslims believe the Holy Quran is not distorted-changed here: http://www.al-islam.org/shiite-encyclopedia-ahlul-bayt-dilp-team/belief-shia-in-completeness-quran/ HOWEVER, if someone who claims to be a sunni, mentions you some shia "hadiths" about the "lack" in the Holy Quran, then you should inform him about the "hadiths" in sunni sources about rajm-stoning "verse" which sunni hadiths mention that a goat ate or the hadith about a surah long like Surah Baraa is missing. So, yes, some "hadiths" in both sunni and shia sources mentions such things, but that does not mean the sunnis and shias believe in them or have to believe in them. Please see the abovementioned link for more info. I know you asked for a short explanation but one needs to know more about what is explained there, as a beginning in the study of Islamic denominations so that he does not fall into the traps of the enemies who cause sectarianism. I hope it helps. Welcome again. :) ma salam.
  3. In the name of Allah. Salam. The Porch of Pilgrims Website was only in English and now it is available in 8 different languages; http://www.hajij.com Enjoy it. ma salam. :)
  4. Some more; http://www.hajij.com/tr/ http://www.irankulturevi.com http://turkce.tebyan.net http://www.nehirhaber.com http://www.welayet.com
  5. Please see this short clip: http://www.nasrtv.com/modules/video/singlefile.php?cid=25&lid=11067
  6. George Gordagh, the famous Christian author and poet from Lebanon whose books about Imam Ali (AS) are known worldwide has died at the age of 83. My condolences to the Christian and Muslim nations, especially to the Lebanese people. Here is a report about his life: http://english.sahartv.ir/video/Report-Georg-Gordagh-1463 http://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=951936458167247
  7. This is interesting. Some members of the Youth Union of Turkey beating up an American soldier: http://tr.nasrtv.com/modules/video/singlefile.php?lid=199 I wish, instead, as in the old days, they protested against the fact that Erdoğan is the American ally and Ankara is the White House of the ME. Because Turkish regime is responsible for all of this (being a member of NATO and operating that way in the region, invading IRAQ a decade ago, having American bases in Turkey, funding-arming-training insurgents there and sending them into Syria, enforcing Godless-Secular laws, massacring and oppressing the nation and westernizing the rest of the people and all the other Muslim nations, etc.) And I believe such patriot youth who want their country and culture be there always, should deal with the regime instead which is the cause of all this evil in Turkey and in the region.
  8. In the name of Allah. Salam. I am sure you already know about http://www.shiatv.net which is a great one. But I wanted to inform you about another one: http://www.tvshia.com It is available in many languages. Thanks. ma salam
  9. Zionist regime bans Dr Mads Gilbert from Gaza Dr Mads Gilbert at the Shifa Hospital in besieged Gaza Strip. He has dedicated his life to treating the badly injured Palestinians, many of them children, victims of the Zionist killing machine. Dr Gilbert has been banned from entering Gaza by the Zionist occupiers of Palestine citing "security reasons." Whose security, one wonders! For source and analysis, please see: http://www.crescent-online.net/2014/11/zionist-regime-bans-dr-mads-gilbert-from-gaza-crescent-onlinenet-4727-articles.html
  10. Spiritual Life in Action - Muharram 1436 / 2014 Islamic Sermon Series by Dr. Bahmanpour Night 1
  11. He is an akhbari (traditionist) and not an usuli shia Muslim, thus you can't expect him to reason (i.e. use his mind). It is just so sad.
  12. Salam. I see in some Iranian movies that boys kiss the chador-veil or skirt of their mothers out of respect and gratitude. Here's an example from the movie Del Shekasteh, (where the young man kisses the veil of her mother when she agrees to ask the hand of his beloved): Or sometimes I can see, in the movies, the man kissing the chador of his beloved-wife. The former looks respectful and the latter is romantic. In any case, my question is that what is it called in Farsi. And is it just the Iranian culture or is it widespread in other societies as well? Can you tell a bit about it? Thanks.
  13. I watched a man (don't know who he is) make fun of Erdogan mainly because of his new treason to the Turkish nation, that is, "Ak Saray" (The White Palace) which is "The White House" (Cancer) of the Middle East. And the video is not surprising to me because when the subserviants (Ankara) try to become like their masters (Washington), it is natural that they are made fun of by the masters. Enjoy it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhwRO-TXCF4 P.s. The speaker says the truth though with improper ways (bad language) sometimes. But one thing, and the main problem is that, he finds this suprising. Because in the beginning he admits that Turkish regime is one of the most important allies of the USA regime and after that he says "BUT he is controversial in his country" as if it is unnatural for "controversial" rulers (i.e. tyrants) to be allies of the USA regime. He should have said "AND" instead of "BUT".
  14. In the name of Allah. Salam. I was listening to the supplication by Lady Zahra (salamullahi alaiha), DUA e NOOR (the supplication-invocation of light). بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحمنِ الرَّحِيمِ. بِسْمِ اللهِ النُّورِ، بِسْمِ اللهِ نُورِ النُّورِ، بِسْمِ اللهِ نُورٌ عَلى نُور، بِسْمِ اللهِ الَّذي هُوَ مُدَبِّرُ الأُمُورِ، بِسْمِ اللهِ الَّذي خَلَقَ النُّورَ مِنْ النُّورِ، الْحَمْدُ للهِِ الَّذي خَلَقَ النُّورَ مِنَ النُّورِ، وَاَنْزَلَ النُّورَ عَلى الطُّورِ، فِي كِتابٍ مَسْطُورٍ، فِي رِقٍّ مَنْشُورٍ، بِقَدَرٍ مَقْدُورٍ، عَلى نَبِيٍّ مَحْبُورٍ، الْحَمْدُ للهِِ الَّذي هُوَ بِالْعِزِّ مَذْكُورٌ، وَبِالْفَخْرِ مَشْهُورٌ، وَعَلَى السَّرّاءِ وَالضَّرّاءِ مَشْكُورٌ، وَصَلَىّ اللهُ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ الطّاهِرينَ. I like it best with Mohsen Farahmand's voice. And my question is, do you know what shia source is this supplication recorded in? Can you give me references? Also, do you have the English translation for this DUA? Thanks.
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