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  1. Every single action of the Ahlulbayt (as) is according to the command of Allah (swt). Allah (swt) gave them the knowledge of their killers, however, he did not permit them to use this hidden knowledge (ilmul ghayb) to judge and to act upon. For example, Imam Ali (as) knew who his killer will be, yet he did not judge him before he had perpetrated his crime. Imam Hussein (as) also knew who his killer will be, but he did not execute him.
  2. You only need to pay khums on the money once. 1779. If a person possesses some goods other than merchandise, from which Khums has been paid by him, if its price shoots up, and he sells it, he will pay Khums on the excess gained. 1780. If a person establishes a garden, with the intention of selling it after its price goes up, he should pay Khums on the fruit, the growth of the trees and the increase in the price of the garden. But, if his intention is to sell the fruit of the trees and benefit from its value, he should pay Khums on the fruit only. ^ Sistani
  3. Dear Brother, The light of the Prophet (pbuh) is not a worldly light, it is from a different substance to this world. This world is not the only world, we have many worlds according to ahadith and Quran, such as Aalamul Arwah, Aalamul Barzakh, Aalamul Malakoot etc. In fact, if you notice in Surah Faatihaa we say 'Rabbel Aalameen', meaning there are many worlds and not only one. My humble suggestion, before dismissing the worlds of Ahlulbayt (as), look into them carefully. There is an ocean of knowledge on this topic. Such ahadith have been narrated so many times in our most authentic books that it is impossible to reject them. You will find that not only are they in complete compliance with your intellect, but they will further increase your Aql and nearness to Allah (swt). The words of Ahlulbayt (as) are treasures, it is unfortunate to deny these treasures simply because of our lack of understanding.
  4. Hmm... I thought we were going to use common sense. So the Prophet (pbuh) is the best creation but he's not better than the other creations? There is no doubt that he is not the only sign for he is not the only creation!
  5. Ok.. let's use common sense. You just said that 1) The greatest creation of Allah (swt) is the Prophet (pbuh) and 2) The world is a sign of Allah's (swt) greatness If the world (a creation) is a sign of Allah (swt), is not the greatest creation of Allah (swt) the Greatest sign of the Greatness of Allah (swt)? Now tell me who is greater, the world or the Prophet (pbuh)... using common sense.
  6. Salam, Jondab_Azdi, please kindly explain how the creation of the light of Sayyida Fatima (as) before the creation of the heavens and the earth contradicts the 'correct aqeedah'. Do you believe that this world is higher in status than Sayyida Az-Zahra (as)?
  7. Salams, A miracle (mu'jezah) is an act that other humans are incapable of replicating. The term used in the Quran for 'miracles' is Ayah (sign). For each nation and time, a different ayah was given. It is a way to distinguish the chosen representative of God above all other human beings in order to verify that their message from God. Please read the hadith below from Al-Kafi - Book 1. 16. Hassan as-Sikkeet, a prominent scholar of his time, asked Imam Ali an-Naqi (p) the reason why God sent Prophet Musa (p) (Moses) with the miraculous staff and the luminous hand and the devices to dispel magic and why Prophet Esa (p) (Jesus) was sent with miraculous medicines and why Prophet Muhammed (p) and his Holy Descendants (p) were sent with the gift of oratory and polemics. Imam Ali an-Naqi (p): It was because in the days of Prophet Musa (p) magic had its sway over people. So Prophet Musa (p) was given by God such Divine Powers as the people of those days did not possess and that power made the magic of the people completely ineffective. This Divine Power proved the authenticity of the Prophethood of Musa (p) and God sent Prophet Esa (p) at a time when people were suffering from chronic diseases and were in dire need of good physicians. So God provided Prophet Esa (p) with medicines which people did not possess. By the Will of God Prophet Esa (p) brought the dead back to life, restored sight to people born blind, cured the lepers and thus established his authenticity as a Prophet of God. God sent Prophet Muhammed (p) at a time when people were under the sway of the excellence of their speech (and language) and oratory (Translator’s note: The narrator here expresses his belief that the Imam (p) used the word ‘poetry’ also with the word ‘speech’). Under these circumstances God sent Prophet Muhammed (p) with such sermons, warnings (and eloquent discourses) that their pride (regarding the excellence of their oratory, language and poetry) became null and void and the Prophethood of Prophet Muhammed (p) was firmly established. Ibne Sikkeet: By God, I have never seen any intellectual like you. Now, what is the undeniable proof (of the existence of God) for the people in these days? The Imam (p): It is the reasoning faculty (Aql) through which the claims of a truthful man about God are established and the claims a pretenders of God are falsified. Ibne Sikkeet: This, by God is the correct answer. The answer to this question is found in the bold part above; Aql. What is Aql? That's a very interesting and profound discussion...! Just one more note, you will find these days that there are certain people who posses strange powers to perform abnormal tasks. For example, some of the the Indian Murtaaz or Sufi's read people's minds, live off a peanut, stab themselves and not get hurt. These are all real, but they have been acquired through performing rituals and other tasks which they have learnt and they are not Godly. The power and knowledge of the Hujjaaj are Godly, they have not acquired them through learning and visiting institutions and it is God who has granted it to them. However, like the Imam has said, the medium for our time is the Aql, not strange actions of the people. In fact, when Imam Al-Hujjah (as) returns, he will bring clear proofs and logical arguments to convince people about the truth. Hope that answers your question. Wassalam
  8. Salams, There's nothing wrong with your question. You may be interested to know that Imam Ali ibn Husayn (as) married Imam Hasan's daughter, Fatima and Imam Baqir (as) was born from them. Therefore, the blood of Imam Hasan (as) has also continued in the following Imams up to Imam Hujjat ibn Al-Hassan (atfs).
  9. Salam, We are all composed of a Soul (rooh) and a body (jism). All the bodies will die but the souls (arwaah) will not die. The difference between the martyr and the person who has died normally is that the martyr will be able to reap benefits even after his death. He will be able to continue worshiping God, continuously increase his status and even have an effect on this world. Wassalam
  10. Ahlulbayt (as) are the face of God. 4 æ ÞÇá Úáí Èä ÇáÍÓíä Ú äÍä ÇáæÌå ÇáÐí íÄÊì Çááå ãäåþ Ú Ýí Þæá Çááå ÊÈÇÑß æ ÊÚÇáì ÊóÈÇÑóßó ÇÓúãõ ÑóÈöøßó Ðöí ÇáúÌóáÇáö æó ÇáúÅößúÑÇãö ÝÞÇá äÍä ÌáÇá Çááå æ ßÑÇãÊå ÇáÊí ÃßÑã Çááå ÇáÚÈÇÏ ÈØÇÚÊä - Tafseer Qummi
  11. Imam Ali (as): The meaning of the quality of Islam is the submission and fulfillment of all the acts of obedience whose judgment is clear. If one declares the all acts of obedience publicly, even if he does not believe with the heart, he will deserve the name and meaning of Islam, warrant the public friendship, his testimony will be accepted, the rulings of inheritance will be valid for him, and he will enjoy the rights and obligations of the Muslims. This is the quality of Islam. The difference between the believer and the Muslim is that the latter will be believer when he is obedient intentionally along with his public declaration. If he obeys publicly only, he will be Muslim. If he obeys publicly and intentionally, he will be believer provided that submission and seeking favors through knowledge will be present. It happens that a servant is Muslim but not believer. No one can be believer unless he is Muslim. Quitting Islam occur when one of five matters, all of which are similar and familiar, falls. These five matters are atheism, polytheism, deviation, immorality, and commitment of the grand sins. Atheism is every deed by which God is disobeyed due to renouncement, denial, disparagement, and underestimation, whether that deed is small or big. The doer of such deeds is atheist and bears the quality of atheism. Everyone, regardless of the religion or the sect, who commits disobedience of such characters, is atheist. Polytheism is every act of disobedience that is committed and taken as a creed, whether small or big. The doer of such an act of disobedience is polytheist. Deviation is the ignorance of the obligatory matters. It stands for ignoring one of the grand acts of obedience, without which faith is not materialized, despite the existence of proofs and evidences. The neglector of such an act is neither denying such acts’ being obligatory nor betaking the denial of such obligatory acts as creed. He neglects them due to laziness, inadvertence, and engagement in other affairs. He is deviant and swerving from the course of faith due to ignorance and misguidance. Thus, he deserves the name and meaning of deviation as long as the previous description applies to him. If the doer inclines to any aspect of disobedience desirably due to denial, belittlement, and negligence, he will be regarded as atheist. If he inclines to betake his own interpretations, pursuance, submission, and acceptance of the words of the fathers and forefathers as creed, he then will be regarded as polytheist. A man that pursues a deviation will rarely get rid of the inclination whimsically to having some of the above-mentioned qualities. Immorality is every grand act of disobedience that is committed due to appetite, lust, and prevailing desire. The doer of such acts is regarded as immoral and swerving from the course of faith due to his immorality. He would be regarded as atheist if he kept on such immorality until he came under the forms of negligence and belittlement. The commitment of the grand sins that voids the faith is the engagement wholly in committing the grand acts of disobedience without denial, taking as creed, appetite, or lust, but it is only due to fanaticism and rage that makes one accuse, vilify, kill, seize fortunes, hold up rights, and commit the like grand sins that are perpetrated for reasons other than pursuance of appetite. Perjury, usury, and the like sins that are committed for motives other than pursuing the appetite, such as consuming intoxicants, fornication, and forbidden amusement. The committer of such grand sins violates his faith and swerves from it while he is not polytheist, atheist, or deviant. He deserves the quality of ignorance if the descriptions are applied to him. If he inclines to the qualities of what we have described, the quality will attach him. -Tuhaful Uqool p290 (English Version)
  12. Salam, That is a very ignorant article which is basically a cut and paste of ahadith and ayat without any understanding. For example, in order to prove that there is no khums during the major occultation, they have quoted traditions from Imam Ali (as) and Imam Ja'far (as) even though they do not mention anything about the occultation. They have also quoted a tradition from Imam Mahdi (as) which has been mistranslated completely to prove their point. When such ignorance is displayed it shows the importance of a Faqih who is able to understand the ahadith collectively and realize what the Ahlulbayt (as) really meant when they spoke. The khums is divided into two parts, one is for the poor Saadat (those Hashimi descendent's) and the other part is for the Imam (as). The part for the Saadat is simple, it is given to the Sayed who is poor and in need. However, the part of the Imam is for the Imam. What does that mean? It means that it is spent in a way in which the Imam will be pleased. For example, if we are certain that if we spend this money on organizing a majlis in which people are taught about Imam Mahdi (as), then that money can be used on his behalf. If we know that if a certain book is published and the Imam (as) will be happy, then we can use that money for the costs of that book. The reason why it is given to the pious faqih is because firstly, many people are not sure who the Saadat are, and secondly, many people are not sure what is in the pleasure of the Imam and what is not so they transfer the responsibility to the pious Marja who has accepted it. This shows the importance of selecting a Marja who is truly a slave of Imam Mahdi (ajt) and who has recognized him and is in constant contact (spiritual) with him. The pious Marja will not use the money on himself, he will use it all entirely for the pleasure of God and the Imam.
  13. Salams Br aliadams, Just a question to make you think. If the date of the reappearance of Imam (ajt) was fixed, then what is the need for us to pray for his quick reappearance? Why is it that we have been highly recommended to pray for his faraj? When you find the answer to this question, you will see whether you are right or wrong. I suggest you read the thread Sister SpIzo posted to start off. Wassalam
  14. I think this statement is in line with the entire concept of Wilayate Faqih that has been proposed by the scholars so it doesn't really seem surprising to hear it. According to the article, he mentioned it while talking about the daily matters of the people. Here are the original Farsi versions of the other two, the sources I found are the same. ÌäÊí:æáí ÝÞíå äÓÈÊ Èå ÌÇä æ ãÇá æ äÇãæÓ ãÑÏã ÇÎÊíÇÑ ÏÇÑÏ.åãÇä ÇÎÊíÇÑí ˜å íÛãÈÑ Ç˜Ñã (Õ) ÏÇÔÊ. ÝÞíå Çíä ãÞÇã æ æáÇíÊ ÑÇ Èå ãäÙæÑ ÍÝÙ ãÕáÍÊ ÇãÊ ÏÇÑÏ. Jannati: "The WF has power over the lives, belongings and honor of the people. The same powers that the Prophet (s) had. WF has these powers, in order to preserve the expediency of society." (WF Seminar in Saari, Radio Tehran 20:00 News, 29 Ordibehesht 1361). äãÇÒí: æáÇíÊ ÝÞíå ÇÏÇãå æáÇíÊ ÝÑÒäÏ ÇãíÑÇáãÄãäíä ÇÓÊ æ Èå åãíä ÚáÊ åãå ÏÔãäÇä ÇÒ Âä äÇÑÇÍÊÇäÏ¡ ÑÇ ßå æáí ÝÞíå ÚÇÏá¡ ãäÕæÈ ÐÇÊ ÇÞÏÓ ÇáÇåí ÇÓÊ Namazi: "The Guardian Ship of the Jurisprudent is a continuation of the Guardianship of the Commander of the Faithful , and because of this the enemy is unhappy, because a just WF is infact an appointée of God." (Resa News Agency, 16 Farvardin 1383) Îãíäí:"Çíä Êæåã ßå ÇÎÊíÇÑÇÊ ÍßæãÊí ÑÓæá ÇßÑã(Õ) ÈíÔÊÑ ÇÒ ÍÖÑÊ ÇãíÑ(Ú) ÈæÏ íÇ ÇÎÊíÇÑÇÊ ÍßæãÊí ÍÖÑÊ ÇãíÑ(Ú) ÈíÔ ÇÒ ÝÞíå ÇÓÊ¡ ÈÇØá æ ÛáØ ÇÓÊ." Khomeini: "This fabrication that the authority of Hukoomat of the Prophet (pbuh) was greater than Hadhrat Ameer (Ali) (as) or the authority of Hukoomat of Amir (as) was greater than the Faqih is false and wrong." æáÇíÊ ÝÞíå¡ Õ40 This website has listed 79 statements by different scholars about WF: http://enghelab-57.blogfa.com/post-13.aspx I just found it through a Google search, however, all the quotes have references though to Iranian newspapers, books and the like.
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