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In the Name of God بسم الله


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  1. Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad are also fundamentalist Sunnis. Iran still works closely with them.
  2. This most excellent site has Al Kafi with Alama Baqir Majlisi's grading given for almost every hadith https://thaqalayn.net/ Edit: I'm surprised people here dont seem to know about this site.
  3. French Tarot is a card game played with a traditional 78 Card Tarot Deck. It predates the use of Tarot Cards as a fortune telling tool. I think it seems pretty interesting. And its not popularly used as a gambling tool compared to the regular deck of playing cards. Heres the Wikipedia article on French Tarot; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Tarot Would this game be Haram in Shia Fiqh?
  4. If you miss a namaz on its alloted time (like if you miss the fajar namaz if you didnt get up on time) then the 'due' namaz which you have missed will have to be offered as a Qaza namaz. The niyyat of the of a Qaza namaz is the same as that of a regular namaz except you have to mention in the niyyat that the namaz you're gonna do right now is qaza.
  5. Because the Mahdi (as) is the leader of ALL humanity, not just Shias.
  6. Im moot on Tawassul. Allama Tabatabai did not agree with it. But there are traditions from Imams the Imams that tell us was the the souls of the dead are not cut off from the world. They can visit their loved ones. And God does not deny anyone's prayer. They could pray for you just like you pray for them.
  7. Russia has been sort of proven right on Libya and again in the Syrian opposition has been proven to be mostly Al Qaida takfiris which was what they were saying all along. The UN report says that Chemical weapons have been used on both civilians AND the Syrian army, and American Journalist Seymour Hersh has also shown that Al Qaida had chemical weapons which was also something that Russia and the Syrian government had been saying all along. It was in the opposition interest to provoke and american attack on Syria. American intervention is the only was they can win.
  8. And do not say about those who are killed in the way of Allah , "They are dead." Rather, they are alive, but you perceive [it] not. Al Baqarah 154 Bravo, you ask whether people Tawassul are mushrik but have no problem going against the Quran yourself.
  9. What do you think of the events in Bangladesh and the punishing of JI leadership for 1971 war crimes?
  10. PYONGYANG, December 9 05:39 KST (KCNA) — A report on the enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) was released on December 8. The following is the full text of the report: An enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK was held in Pyongyang, the capital of the revolution, on Dec. 8. Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the WPK, guided the meeting. Present there were members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK. Leading officials of the Central Committee of the WPK, provincial party committees and armed forces organs attended it as observers. Our party members, service personnel and all other people have made energetic efforts to implement the behests of leader Kim Jong Il, entrusting their destiny entirely to Kim Jong Un and getting united close around the Central Committee of the WPK since the demise of Kim Jong Il, the greatest loss to the nation. In this historic period for carrying forward the revolutionary cause of Juche the chance elements and alien elements who had made their ways into the party committed such anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional acts as expanding their forces through factional moves and daring challenge the party, while attempting to undermine the unitary leadership of the party. In this connection, the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK convened its enlarged meeting and discussed the issue related to the anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional acts committed by Jang Song Thaek. The meeting, to begin with, fully laid bare the anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional acts of Jang Song Thaek and their harmfulness and reactionary nature. It is the immutable truth proved by the nearly 70-year-long history of the WPK that the party can preserve its revolutionary nature as the party of the leader and fulfill its historic mission only when it firmly ensures its unity and cohesion based on the monolithic idea and the unitary center of leadership. The entire party, whole army and all people are dynamically advancing toward the final victory in the drive for the building of a thriving nation, meeting all challenges of history and resolutely foiling the desperate moves of the enemies of the revolution under the leadership of Kim Jong Un. Such situation urgently calls for consolidating as firm as a rock the single-minded unity of the party and the revolutionary ranks with Kim Jong Un as its unitary centre and more thoroughly establishing the monolithic leadership system of the party throughout the party and society. The Jang Song Thaek group, however, committed such anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional acts as gnawing at the unity and cohesion of the party and disturbing the work for establishing the party unitary leadership system and perpetrated such ant-state, unpopular crimes as doing enormous harm to the efforts to build a thriving nation and improve the standard of people's living. Jang pretended to uphold the party and leader but was engrossed in such factional acts as dreaming different dreams and involving himself in double-dealing behind the scene. Though he held responsible posts of the party and state thanks to the deep political trust of the party and leader, he committed such perfidious acts as shunning and obstructing in every way the work for holding President Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in high esteem for all ages, behaving against the elementary sense of moral obligation and conscience as a human being. Jang desperately worked to form a faction within the party by creating illusion about him and winning those weak in faith and flatterers to his side. Prompted by his politically-motivated ambition, he tried to increase his force and build his base for realizing it by implanting those who had been punished for their serious wrongs in the past period into ranks of officials of departments of the party central committee and units under them. Jang and his followers did not sincerely accept the line and policies of the party, the organizational will of the WPK, but deliberately neglected their implementation, distorted them and openly played down the policies of the party. In the end, they made no scruple of perpetrating such counter-revolutionary acts as disobeying the order issued by the supreme commander of the Korean People's Army. The Jang group weakened the party's guidance over judicial, prosecution and people's security bodies, bringing very harmful consequences to the work for protecting the social system, policies and people. Such acts are nothing but counter-revolutionary, unpopular criminal acts of giving up the class struggle and paralyzing the function of popular democratic dictatorship, yielding to the offensive of the hostile forces to stifle the DPRK. Jang seriously obstructed the nation's economic affairs and the improvement of the standard of people's living in violation of the pivot-to-the-Cabinet principle and the Cabinet responsibility principle laid down by the WPK. The Jang group put under its control the fields and units which play an important role in the nation's economic development and the improvement of people's living in a crafty manner, making it impossible for the economic guidance organs including the Cabinet to perform their roles. By throwing the state financial management system into confusion and committing such act of treachery as selling off precious resources of the country at cheap prices, the group made it impossible to carry out the behests of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on developing the industries of Juche iron, Juche fertilizer and Juche vinalon. Affected by the capitalist way of living, Jang committed irregularities and corruption and led a dissolute and depraved life. By abusing his power, he was engrossed in irregularities and corruption, had improper relations with several women and was wined and dined at back parlors of deluxe restaurants. Ideologically sick and extremely idle and easy-going, he used drugs and squandered foreign currency at casinos while he was receiving medical treatment in a foreign country under the care of the party. Jang and his followers committed criminal acts baffling imagination and they did tremendous harm to our party and revolution. The ungrateful criminal acts perpetrated by the group of Jang Song Thaek are lashing our party members, service personnel of the People's Army and people into great fury as it committed such crimes before they observed two-year mourning for Kim Jong Il, eternal general secretary of the WPK. Speeches were made at the enlarged meeting. Speakers bitterly criticized in unison the anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional acts committed by the Jang group and expressed their firm resolution to remain true to the idea and leadership of Kim Jong Un and devotedly defend the Party Central Committee politically and ideologically and with lives. The meeting adopted a decision of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee on relieving Jang of all posts, depriving him of all titles and expelling him and removing his name from the WPK. The party served warning to Jang several times and dealt blows at him, watching his group's anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional acts as it has been aware of them from long ago. But it did not pay heed to it but went beyond tolerance limit. That was why the party eliminated Jang and purged his group, unable to remain an onlooker to its acts any longer, dealing telling blows at sectarian acts manifested within the party. Our party will never pardon anyone challenging its leadership and infringing upon the interests of the state and people in violation of the principle of the revolution, regardless of his or her position and merits. No matter how mischievously a tiny handful of anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional elements may work, they can never shake the revolutionary faith of all party members, service personnel and people holding Kim Jong Un in high esteem as the unitary centre of unity and unitary centre of leadership. The discovery and purge of the Jang group, a modern day faction and undesirable elements who happened to worm their ways into our party ranks, made our party and revolutionary ranks purer and helped consolidate our single-minded unity remarkably and advance more dynamically the revolutionary cause of Juche along the road of victory. No force on earth can deter our party, army and people from dynamically advancing toward a final victory, single-mindedly united around Kim Jong Un under the uplifted banner of great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism. http://www.nknews.org/kcna-watch/kcna-article/?0038461
  11. "This is the secret of wealth; find the starving and destitute, pay them half a crown, and make them produce five shillings worth in the day, amass a fortune by these means, and then increase it by some lucky hit, made with the help of the State. Need we go on to speak of small fortunes attributed by the economists to forethought and frugality, when we know that mere saving in itself brings in nothing, so long as the pence saved are not used to exploit the famishing? Take a shoemaker, for instance. Grant that his work is well paid, that he has plenty of custom, and that by dint of strict frugality he contrives to lay by from eighteen pence to two shillings a day, perhaps two pounds a month. Grant that our shoemaker is never ill, that he does not half starve himself, in spite of his passion for economy; that he does not marry or that he has no children; that he does not die of consumption; suppose anything and everything you please! Well, at the age of fifty he will not even have saved £800; and he will not have enough to live on during his old age, when he is past work. Assuredly this is not how great fortunes are made. But suppose our shoemaker, as soon as he has laid by a few pence, thriftily conveys them to the savings bank, and that the savings bank lends them to the capitalist who is just about to "employ labour," i.e. to exploit the poor. Then our shoemaker takes an apprentice, the child of some poor wretch, who will think himself lucky if in five years time his son has learned the trade and is able to earn his living. Meanwhile our shoemaker does not lose by him, and if trade is brisk he soon takes a second, and then a third apprentice. By and by he will take two or three working men--poor wretches, thankful to receive half a crown a day for work that is worth five shillings, and if our shoemaker is "in luck," that is to say, if he is keen enough and mean enough, his working men and apprentices will bring him in nearly one pound a day, over and above the product of his own toil. He can then enlarge his business. He will gradually become rich, and no longer have any need to stint himself in the necessaries of life. He will leave a snug little fortune to his son. That is what people call "being economical and having frugal, temperate habits." At bottom it is nothing more nor less than grinding the face of the poor. The Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/Anarchist_Archives/kropotkin/conquest/toc.html
  12. From what I've read of them the Alawites dont think its necessary to have a physical ritual of prayer. They're an ultra-esoteric sect. Bashar is just praying the Sunni way out of respect for the majority of his citizens. Doesnt mean hes stopped being an Alawite.
  13. Non-prophets can get divine communications, the Quran says so.
  14. ^Plus Umar who claimed the Quran was enough for him during the calamity of thrusday said in later life "if Ali (as) has not been there Umar would have been ruined". Obviously the Quran want enough for him and he had to rely on Ali (as) despite his haughty boast before the prophet.
  15. I've heard similar thing from Punjabis from Bakkhar and Jhang. It seems true since Punjab was the center of Sunni violence against Shias in the 80s and they leaned to arm themselves, I think the Shias of Quetta and Karachi will also arm themselves like the ones from Punjab.
  16. Why dont you two become Zaydi? it'll be an improvement.
  17. [Yusufali 19:16] Relate in the Book (the story of) Mary, when she withdrew from her family to a place in the East. [Yusufali 19:17] She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We sent her our angel, and he appeared before her as a man in all respects. [Yusufali 19:18] She said: "I seek refuge from thee to (Allah) Most Gracious: (come not near) if thou dost fear Allah." [Yusufali 19:19] He said: "Nay, I am only a messenger from thy Lord, (to announce) to thee the gift of a holy son. [Yusufali 19:20] She said: "How shall I have a son, seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste?" [Yusufali 19:21] He said: "So (it will be): Thy Lord saith, 'that is easy for Me: and (We wish) to appoint him as a Sign unto men and a Mercy from Us':It is a matter (so) decreed." [Yusufali 19:22] So she conceived him, and she retired with him to a remote place. Then why did Maryam (as) receive communications from Allah? I know, you'll say shes a prophet too, Where did you get you definition of the word prophet? The oxford dictionary? [Yusufali 2:102] They followed what the evil ones gave out (falsely) against the power of Solomon: the blasphemers Were, not Solomon, but the evil ones, teaching men Magic, and such things as came down at babylon to the angels Harut and Marut. But neither of these taught anyone (Such things) without saying: "We are only for trial; so do not blaspheme." They learned from them the means to sow discord between man and wife. But they could not thus harm anyone except by Allah's permission. And they learned what harmed them, not what profited them. And they knew that the buyers of (magic) would have no share in the happiness of the Hereafter. And vile was the price for which they did sell their souls, if they but knew! [Yusufali 2:103] If they had kept their Faith and guarded themselves from evil, far better had been the reward from their Lord, if they but knew! And all those that gained self destructive occult knowledge from Harut and Marut, angels of Allah, they certainly weren't prophets. Yet here you have the Quran telling us that an entire generation of people gaining access of secret knowledge through two angels as a trial for them. And what of that vast majority of humanity. people outside Arabia and then civilized world during the prophet's time that had never heard of Muhammad (pbuh), and to whom Muhammad (pbuh) as good as never existed, or was never 'available' practically, yet the Quran tells us the prophet is the a blessing to the worlds and a guide and a warner., Because that whats the Imams directed. Imam Jafar (as) said to shia outside the country that they should follow those who narrate his hadith.
  18. ^cannot be trusted to leave Shias in peace. Shia and Sunni struggled together for Pakistan, but now the Sunnis murder us and make excuses for it.
  19. I am against Shia-Sunni unity. Sunnis have always stabbed us in the back. They are barbaric, petty-minded and cannot be trusted.
  20. I mean, cut them some slack man, it was a SALE [Pickthal 32:23] We verily gave Moses the Scripture; so be not ye in doubt of his receiving it; and We appointed it a guidance for the Children of Israel. [Pickthal 32:24] And when they became steadfast and believed firmly in Our revelations, We appointed from among them leaders who guided by Our command [shakir 32:24] And We made of them Imams to guide by Our command when they were patient, and they were certain of Our communications. Are all those leaders prophet mentioned above prophets? You sure? [Yusufali 5:12] Allah did aforetime take a covenant from the Children of Israel, and we appointed twelve captains among them. And Allah said: "I am with you: if ye (but) establish regular prayers, practise regular charity, believe in my messengers, honour and assist them, and loan to Allah a beautiful loan, verily I will wipe out from you your evils, and admit you to gardens with rivers flowing beneath; but if any of you, after this, resisteth faith, he hath truly wandered from the path or rectitude." \A few other things come to mind, the 12 disciples of Jesus (as), 12 streams from the staff of Moses (as), twelve Khalifas (successors / viceregents) after Muhammad (pbuh), The number 12 has an undeniable significance. Truth is the jist of the matter is that the Quran gives us the principle of divinely nominated succession as the system of authority for believers not Shura, even the 12 chiefs of Israel were divinely selected (probably by their prophet). [Yusufali 3:33] Allah did choose Adam and Noah, the family of Abraham, and the family of 'Imran above all people,- [Yusufali 3:34] Offspring, one of the other: And Allah heareth and knoweth all things [Yusufali 2:124] And remember that Abraham was tried by his Lord with certain commands, which he fulfilled: He said: "I will make thee an Imam to the Nations." He pleaded: "And also (Imams) from my offspring!" He answered: "But My Promise is not within the reach of evil-doers." Muhammad (pbuh) was the last prophet, but he wasn't the last of his line. Keeping in mind waht the Quran tells us it is rational that his line, which Quran tells is raised over all other men is his successor for the leadership of the Ummah, to guide people in the religion Muhammad (pbuh) revealed. And especially considering that he declared Ali (as) his deputy and successor multiple times ( Dawat dhul-Ashirah, the Hadith of Manzilah, the Event of Mubahila, the Hadith of the Cloak, the Haith of the two weighty things and the event of Ghadir Khumm.) the naysayers to the Imamate of the ahl-e-bayt (as)have no ground to stand on expect what the Israelis call 'facts-on-the-ground' i.e the result of underhanded political maneuvering.
  21. In Pakistan the liberal media portrays the Shahbag square are the subcontinent's Tahrir square. As an example to Pakistan which is suffering from religious terrorism A lot of people are happy that the Jamaatis are "getting it". http://tribune.com.pk/story/507834/shahbag-square-why-we-pakistanis-dont-know-and-dont-care/ http://tribune.com.pk/story/509095/shahbag-square-will-haunt-us/ All bias aside, It seems leftists are rising again in the third world.
  22. I dont like the Jamaat-e-Islami in Pakistan, they are thugs and Taliban and LEJ sympathizers and a major cause of Pakistan's descent into chaos. I think its true that they were behind many of the crimes against Bengalis in 1971, it seems exactly like the sort of thing they'd do.
  23. Loyalty and love for the daughter of Muhammad (pbuh) is loyalty and love for Allah.
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