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Umm Zaynalabidin

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  1. insightful: NOT zionists shot the last tsar:)...lolI it was the bolsheviks..and yes, some had jewish origins, but e.g. Stalin came from the orthodox church and some of them were ex-muslims. )the name "Safarov" tells a lot...) Guess what, the world is not black and white. btw Nicholas II. was a murderer.
  2. Im reading Palm Sunday from Kurt Vonnegut. Very interesting.
  3. Thank you shiasoldier wassalam alaikum, No, I am not kidding. I wish I were there and help in a way. I think after decades of bitter fighting and hatred, both parties should learn about each other....they might realise, how much in common they have...I beleive that the average palestinian and the average israeli is also fed up with killings and attacks. At least I have a few friends from "both sides" and thats what they say.
  4. thank you for the link. I always enjoyed Chomsky's insights, both in grammatical field and in the world politic. A very wise man, indeed - and lets not forget a Jew;) So lets NOT hate! there are normal people everywhere.
  5. Its totally FAKE. Made by the Ohrana, the secret police (mukhabarat) of the last Russian Tzar, Nicholas II. the early Zionists were nothing more, than idealistic dreamers, who fathomed an "ideal country", where arabs and Jews live in peace and harmony..crazy, huh, I know, but still...Ahad Ha-Am, one of the pioneers warned his comrades (sic) in several treaties of him to threat with Arabs in the most respectable manner. etc... It just simply went wrong...like most of the "ism"s in the world..like the so-calles "Islamism". :S But it doesn't change the fact that the Elderas of Zion is a stupid, fake pamhpklet that preaches hatred and ignorancy.
  6. Salam alaikum, A friend of mine suggested this video and I think, its nice...maybe a bit idealistic, but I do feel, we need voices like this. Actually I also think, this is the ONLY way, REAL peace can be achieved. I am really interested in your opinions..
  7. Salam alaikum, Im planning to relocate maybe...but the sure thing is that I will visit London isnahllan in Sept or maybe Oct...And I haven't been to a huseyniya/imambargahsfor AGES.-...haven't met shias for AGES!!! (we have none here) So inshallah if any of you wopuld like to guide me and/or give me some addresses, ideas for places to visit, etc, dont hesitate to contact me, please... Wassalam
  8. Interesting article...For further constructive criticism on the states I can suggest Vonnegut... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Man_Without_a_Country Great insight as well!
  9. Salam alaikum, I might be relocating for a time to London from...hmm....sept or oct. It was a hard decision to make due to several personal reasons, but inshallah it will be better for me. I know, the city has some shia places, and I can recall I even met sisters and brothers online from there...so now inshallah I wish to ask some pratical advises, and contacts for the near future, because oh, trust me, as soon as I land, I want to go to a huseyniya!!!:)) (Funny, I stay inside Europe but it kinda feels like I'd emigrate to an Islamic country, heh...almost everything is there) Add me inshallah on msn iamnoora@hotmail.com jazakumullah
  10. Salam alaikum Jazak Allah Ethernal...I agree with you, though I am not able to be this good in English-)) Its a very beneficial discussion; I have just purchased some studies on Ibn Arabi, especially the Fotoo7aat al-Makkiya so I am eager to read it and then perhaps re-read the whole thread:) But then again, is it important if he were a shia or not..? I mean of course, but for his works, we can still take the good and leave the bad, no? "as the famous hadith qudsi goes: "I am as my servant thinks I am"." Mashallah, its a very good one. I also d beleive, that at the end, love is the one that will stay. And yes, I might be wrong, but I say, I beleive Allah is basically love. Like He is Rahman, that derives from the Arabic root RHM, which is also Rahm: womb. A mother's womb is a shelter and love in itself, just as Allah, if one seeks out for Him. Thats the greatest consolation.
  11. Salam alaikum, Thank you, Thecontentedself..I will carefully study your reply, and inshallah will be able to reflect on it...my delay is due to the mess of my pc:( :/ Jawzof...Yes, I know..Islam is way more logical than that...subhan Allah, jews and Christians must had had a lot of headaches until they could make up some reasonable explanations for all those Bible-stories... Christians overall have some weird ideas about deen...Like the religion for them is not a GOAL but a TOOL to reach God..and as you know, tools can be substituted if you find better/newer/etc...Have you ever heard about the concept in oethodox greek christianism of yurodyiviy (dunno how to spell...)? The "saint fool": he, through his spirit, which is - as they say- "full of Christ" is able to transgress the laws and rules...like he walks around naked, curses, etc...until the point he says, he is god himself/herself...it reminds me of Hallaq. But thats a totally different story and sorry for venting here. Wassalam
  12. "in reality it was a temporal earthly paradise" I didn't know this...can you support it with some hadith, or something? Interesting point...Jazak Allah
  13. Salam alaikum, The poster was so right about generilaztion. And I am sorry for that. Its just if nce u had been married to a family that has a NAME amongst shias (therefor I will not even say, because u all know it im sure) and still see the nifaaq and other things (and im not talking about them not even sending me back my shia books, knowing I cant buy here only maybe 20-paged booklets from ibn baz), you would understand that I easily fall into Shaytan's trap. I used to know nice shia people; girls. Alhamdulillah they are all married now, having kids (mashallah like every 2 year a new one:)), I cant expect them to be online for me on MSN whenever I have something to vent about. And this is good, this is how their life should be. Moving away. I keep thinking about it. One day, inshallah. As Allah is the Best Planner, maybe sooner than later. But I am an only child and my parents are old. We dont really have relatives. what about with silat al-rahm? I just cannot keep this out, this circumstance. (btw, they are not muslims) I guess I will move one day, but the guilt feeling will follow me, especially what if la sama7 Allah one of them gets sick or...Then what?... So these dark thoughts also wont let me sleep good at night. But alhamdulillah 3ale kulli 7aal. Im hanging there.
  14. Salam alaikum, As we know, Jews and Christians in the bible somehow distorted the images of the prophets (as). Lets take the so-called zina of King David(as): according to the Bible, he had lust for Betsheba so he sent her husband to war to die, so he could marry her and she bore king Solomon (as). Also, in the Bible we read many outragouse stories about Yacoub (as), Nuh (as), etc..Needless to repeat them, inshallah you know all. Now this means a serious problem until now to Christian theogolist. I came across the philosopher Kierkegaard's view about this, where he claims that all these (including when nabi Abraham (as) was commanded to sacrifice his son), and he tried to solve this problem by calling these things "teleological suspension of the ethical". This theory is widespread amongst Christians (as for Jews, I still have to do some research how they could explain the nasty stories about some of the prophets...) I think Islam doesn't beleive in it, but could you bring me some refutations for the kierkegaardian view here? I personally don't beleive, ethics can be "suspended" for some "choosen ones". Also I know, Islam teaches the 'Isma (infallibility) of the patriarchs. But I would really like to read some point of view of ayatollahs/thinkers about this Christian concept... Wassalam
  15. Salam alaikum, Be strong? I've been strong for 12 yrs now, hamdulillah. Thats when I reverted and almost in the very same time, found shia. And there you have it, Im hanging tight. I am so tired. Where do I live? I can private msg, let it be enough its not Western europe, where seeing a hijabi or a masjid is hamdulillah totally not uncommon. Here most of the revertes not just sunnis, but dont care: I personally know some revertes who took the shahadah only because they are antisemites and they think "those muslims will show the Jews" - well, thanks but no thanks. The whole ummah here is in a mess. NO shias and most of the sunnis also dont know darn about Islam OR they take everything from Bin Baz and Uthaymeen. Even if I feel lonely, my INTELLECT would never allow me to join their ranks. I watch shia tv online, thats my ony fun. Al-Maaref, recently. Its beautiful. Hamdulillah my arabic is still intact and I udnerstand every word. Im so grateful for that. I dont care with men anymore. Really. I would be perfectly content even with a friend (female, I mean). Someone we cud lit a candle thursday nights and saying dua kumayl together... Guys, u have no idea how luckies u r. All. Really..when u read it and just have one percent of idea, how is it for me, I advise u to stop reading and make sajdat shukr for ur family, for surroundings, for ANYBODY. Call ur friends now and just say thank you for them just being there. Be grateful. and remember me in ur duas.
  16. Well, covering women's expenses nowadaíys are no the best answer, especially if we take countries where women_'s rights are widespread, like Sweden for example. Even when women stay at home after pregnancy, they get full salary, etc. So the gov. takes good care of women. The traditional role of men (provder and maintainers of families) seems to fail in the West, as the governments try to boost up demographicalrata with many aid to women. Nowadays many Western women can take good care of themselves. Well, the other typical answer I have heard is that the head of the household is still the father and women are ore likely to act submissive, therefor there is a bigger part for them (i.e. women) to incline towards the deen of the fater, let alone the children. Rasulullah (salla Allah alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam) said, that the kids are on the deen of their father. It would be easier though to answer to this girl's question if we would be living in the 18th or the 17th century:p Women were more under men's guardianship in those days even in the West. It was natural, that whatever a man has, beliefs, money, political interest, the wife will automatically absorb it. Nowadays the Western familiy structure is becoming different - however I am not sure where does it head to, as it is still in a form of transition. Also, the children who born from muslim parents (or father) in the Wwest, are more open to the influence of kufr in every field. So yes, actually the girl's question does make sense...But Islamically it is not double standard, the answer only emhasizes on the different nature of man and woman according to Islamic concept, i.e. men=more rationals women=more emotionals. Thats just my two cents. Wassalam
  17. Salam, Yes, I actually read its more harmful, than cigarettes...(regardless I still like it:)...Not cigarettes, shisha...oh well..!)
  18. Salam alaikum, Ok I guess this topic ftis into the "society" part of the title...:) I just feel depressed...And need to share- and u know, there is a saying, you cant tell it to anybody, u tell to everybody then - at least its a mathal in my country. Even reverting to Islam was not easy. Sorry to say, but sunnis were very welcoming, especially salafies, they gave clothes, food, endless smiles. But regardless, I sticked to shia, though it was waaay harder to enter into the shia community: suspicions, misunderstandings ("why is she a shia, this is weird, people convert to sunnism"), sectarian fights ("who is ur marje? why HE is you marje, why not HIM?"), etc. But khayr inshallah, slowly I made my way. Now that I am divorced (well, sadly yes, kull shey maktoob, it was written) and back to my own country I feel completely shunned. My ex-husband's family is VERY rich, yet they never bothered to send my stuffs with fedex back (I even offered to pay the expenses, no probs, I worked and earned good money): amongst them, there were valuable books from ayatollahs, really good and high leveled-books, not like "the five pillars of Islam" and other pamhplets which I have known for ages, but heavy philosophical items, I cannot purchase anywhere else. Hijabs? Forget them! Nothing. I guess they just threw it out, though they know I cannot get these here. I asked my ex-husband to help me only in going to dua kumayls. No hard feelings, nothing, im not in love anymore, neither angry, just wanted to hear the dua, because i am very lonely. But his GF (yeah, he has one, hehe) doesnt allow him to help me. So he goes o drinking, partying, gives a damn (sorry for my French) with my asking to help me stay close to Allah and aimma (as) (yeah we r in the same country) My only friend whom I kept from the old days via msn and facebook is busy with her guy, her life in the Gulf. Really no one cares. The only way I meet shias, those are guys and want to have sex, while acting all pious and promising they will help me to keep in touch with the community. Thanks but no thanks. Yes, sorry to say, I've been shia for..hmm...almost 8 years, but I have to tell u, never really got help from any of them. Always it was I who had to pull their hair, heellllooo, we are sisters, I need help. Im sorry for venting, but I am really depressed. Alone, tired, and I need Allah. Ok, if i cant get them from the shias, I think its the same if I turn to the sunni community, no? At least we have the same Quran, the same qiblah, etc...Im just so fed up, really. Sorry again for poring it out. Wassalam
  19. Salam alaikum, Phlzzzz, it has nothing to do with wahhabbiya, its a folk dance, part of the rich bedouin heritage. Personally I would feel very sad if it would disappear. Janaderyah festival is a very interesting event, thats just ironic, how the wahhabbi-ruled kingdom allowed it: but as for me, I am happy that they did. It would be sad to see vanishing such rich culture...
  20. Salam alaikum wa rahmatullah, Free will is a question often debated among islamic scholars, both shias and sunnis...There are those who claim the absolute free will, e.i. nothing is written and those who say, everything is pre-ordained...actually this resembles very much of the clavinist in the West (branch of protestants, established by Jean Calvin). As for the shia standpoint, it is "amr bayn amrayn", ya3ni somethng between totally free will and predestination. Imam Jafar As-Sadiq (alayhi assalam) said, between jabr and qadar there is a a space [manzila] bigger than between the earth and the sky [awsa3 maa bayna as-sama' wa-l-ard]. [in an oter hadith, la jabr wa la tafweed bel amr bayn amrayn] Sme decree of free will is a must or else we would not be able to hold accountable for anything we do in this life. But definitely Allah, as He is All-Knower, knows what we will decide/do long before we even make a step. I studied, that the (sunni) school, that propagated total predestination was highly supported by the Omayyad caliphs, who justified their leadership with such false dogmas. Subhan Allah.We also have a hadith from Rasululah (salla Allah 3alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam): Whoever thinks, Allah ordained him to do something bad or lewd, he is amongst the liars." [Man za3ama inn Allah ya'mara bis-soo' wa al-fahsha' faqadd kadhaba 3ale Allah, wa man za'ama anna al-khyr wa ash-sharr bighayr mashiyat Allah faqadd akhraja Allah min sultaanihi..." Ya3ni Allah does control the good and the evil but for a certain leve, He gave us free will: of course there are circumstances and each of us live in different level of iman, scoety, etc, so sometimes there are only "less evil" decisions, but still, He gave us free will to do the ma'roof, the good. I also read, that dua and sadaqa can "lift the pen", namely, can change what is written. So we have to make duas and give sadaqa:) (dont forget, even a smile is sadaqa...) Wassalam
  21. Salam alaikum, I am not aware if the article is fake or not, but as for muta', I also beleive that it needs SPECIAL circumstances and overall it van be very HARMFUL tool in the hand of young girls and boys - especially girls. I persoally know a very nice sister who beleived this muta'-thing and now her life is almost ruined:( I am very angry at those religious leaders who run around and propagate muta' for all the girls. They do terrible damage and let men to use them for their lust and whims. Astaghfirullah!!!!
  22. Thanks for posting the original article. Hungary made its choice on the 11th of April, that is marching towards Nazism. I don't know, where it will end, but tensions are getting high. The country definitely HAS a problem with the gipsy minorty, it would be stupid to deny this fact - but still, such parties as "Jobbik" is NOT he answer. As for Jews, they DO face with problems, hassling, cursing, etc. This year they attacked a Rabbi's house during Passover (Jewish celebration). And it is unacceptable. Towards muslims, the Hungarian radicals tend to be more "friendly", saying that they "feel their suffering of the Palestinians", but its just bunch of cr*p. In their eyes, arabs, Indians, Persians, etc, are also all "sandniggers " (sorry for my French), they are only useful tools at the moment in their antisemite propaganda.
  23. Salam alaikum, I dont have much information about the Shias in Lebanon, and I have just recently started to study them; I found this very good essay from Kinda Chaib, "Les identités chiites au Liban-Sud" and from there I got the idea, that actually Musa Al-Sadr was the one who basically "revided" the Shia identity in Lebanon, i.e. empowered them and brought back the almost-forgotten inner force that can be derived from mathalan Ashura. So definitely he was a remarkable man. Was? Allahu alem, what happened to him in Lybia with that lunatic Gaddhafi...
  24. Judaism is not for converting people. According to Jews, you HAVE to born a Jew "to be Jew" (sic!) and then you have to keep the mitzvos, etc..all those rules and laws. If not, still you have a chance to enter Heaven (IF there is Heave, because Jewish scripts are not so detailed concerning the hereafter...there are theories even about reincarnation and its perfetcly accepted, especially among chasidim) if you keep the Noahide laws mentioned above. P.S.: as for conversion even if one wants to convert, first (and second and third time, hehe) he will be persuaded not to. I don't 100% agree with this but I also don't agree with the opposite what I see among especially in some sunni (ahhabbi) muslim communities where they literally drag people from the street, letting them sa the shahada and then "khalas, you are a muslim now!"...DANG. And the newly convert knows NOTHING about Islam. The golden balance is the key, I always say so:)
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