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Haji 2003

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  1. Well researched and the site is a source I trust: https://www.behavioraleconomics.com/be-guide/the-behavioral-economics-guide-2022/
  2. Twitter is going apoplectic because the person who wrote Indiana's state song (Paul Dresser) wrote some horrific slavery songs too.
  3. https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/06/19/world/colombia-election-results
  4. He tweeted this when Solemani was martyred: You get the feeling that the White House will not be celebrating his election.
  5. Yes, it is situations like this which can lead to wide scale societal breakdown. I've previously mentioned the anthropological work, "The Mountain People", which charts how this happened to the Ik tribe in Africa. This is from a review of the book: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/070674377602100419
  6. I was writing in response to the comment that we should welcome this development since the worse it gets the greater the likelihood of the arrival of the 12th Imam (atjf). While I do not have specialist knowledge of this I am pretty sure Shia eschatology does not work that way. And certainly there is a vast difference between standing with a placard in a Pride rally voicing your views and claiming to be Shia on Shiachat while posting material that runs counter to mainstream Shia orthodoxy.
  7. Countries could be destabilised https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/jun/17/united-nations-wfp-hell-on-earth-ukraine-war-russia
  8. Found this on Quora: Cela me rappelle cette anecdote à propos de George W. Bush qui fulminait contre les Français : "It's absolutely impossible to do any business with the French, they don't even have a word for enterprise!". (Entreprendre => entreprise = to undertake => undertaking ou enterprise). Bush criticised the French for not having a word for ‘enterprise’ but the English word comes from French.
  9. There are plenty of twitter discussions amongst non-Muslims about the horrors of sexually explicit activities being undertaken in front of children. While we may not be able to voice our opinions publicly due to Islamophobia, the least we can do is recognise reality and the difference between right and wrong. And for those who say that the sexualisation of pride is something new:
  10. Well there is the issue of enjoining good and forbidding evil ...
  11. 'Ziarat' in UK https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-61759796
  12. 21st century western problem https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/jun/13/how-we-met-i-noticed-she-was-transgender-and-remember-thinking-she-seemed-sweet-and-shy
  13. I am not quite sure what the disagreement is. This thread is about Pride and associated events. I was flagging up an issue with them. As regards your point about 'another community' I have the same issue with ostentatious self-flagellation.
  14. In this clip a half naked woman / trans (?) twerks in front of a policeman. Yes, modesty usually prevents us from discussing the more toxic aspects of various activities that Islam considers to be haram. So on Shiachat you are actually more likely to see arguments weighted in favour of the haram activity. Nevertheless I think when people take part in these debates it's worth being 'aware' of the entirety of a phenomenon. MSM does a pretty good job in the name of decency to protect is from the extremes of these activities, however this is again an area where news created by the crowd on platforms such as Twitter can be far more honest and democratic. You don't need to watch the associated videos in full, however the comments that follow give a pretty good idea of the nature of the content and how non-Muslims find it distasteful and undermining western civilisation.
  15. I won't share it, but there's videos around of Pride marches where there are adults exhibiting overtly sexual behaviour and children close by ... one sad person posted that they support Pride but asked why it can't be done more 'decently'. It can't. Because the whole concept is about what you do in your bedroom owning the public space. Relatedly, pride is one of the seven deadly sins.
  16. Are you sweating whilst putting fuel in your car? Feeling sick when paying? You have got the carownervirus
  17. Saudis using golf for sportswashing Useful video explainer by the BBCs Ros Atkins. In summary: Saudis creating a golf tournament with the most prize money Famous golfers are being attracted When Saudi human rights records are put to them they say politics and sport should not mix When asked if they would play for Putin ... that's speculation More conundrums explored as well. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-middle-east-61737567
  18. UK Cinemas pull screening https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html I think if any proof were needed that anti-Muslim forces are behind this venture, the screening of the film must surely be an important data point. The above article says that: the budget was low early reviews were lukewarm the subject matter obviously only appeals to a sub-section of a minority community in the UK. So from a commercial point of view screening the film makes no sense. Yet they still managed to show it in mass-market cinemas and not just some art house cinemas, which would have made more sense commercially. It's almost as if someone wanted to rile up as many Sunnis as possible and get them pointing the finger at Shias. No doubt some of the people involved are Shias, but this would very likely have ended up as a failure without some extensive backing by non-Shias, with their own agendas. Perhaps the Shias involved should reflect on this.
  19. International protests over BJP members' comments about the Prophet ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/07/india-more-countries-join-muslim-protests-over-muhammad-remarks In response the BJP has expelled the two, partly because:
  20. I am referring to the following because it's something I have been reading very recently from Sarah al-Araf. These words are spoken by the magicians employed by Pharoah to challenge Prophet Moses ((عليه السلام).), having seen his miracles they are now challenging Pharoah and facing the prospect of certain death and quite a painful one too judging by Pharoah's words in the previous ayat. So where's the transformation and hope? What follows is my personal understanding. By this simple statement on the part of the magicians, the Qur'an refers to them as Muslims. No admission process or acceptance by others necessary for the Transformation from non-believer to believer. These are Egyptian pagans, who after a lifetime of idolatry, are asking for redemption - this makes the Message universal, no need to belong to a specific tribe. And having made this prayer of their Lord, the hope on their part and ours is that surely it will be accepted.
  21. The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the axe, for the axe was clever and convinced the trees that because his handle was made of wood, he was one of them.
  22. Ryanair test for travellers from Europe to South Africa The test is to prove whether people who claim to be South Africans really are from the country. Only problem I can see is that anyone who speaks English, with a bit of imagination can work out the questions and the answers need no knowledge of Afrikaans (the language of apartheid).
  23. Austrian military analysis I found this to be quite thorough and perhaps more neutral than other sources. So they do point out problems the Ukrainians are having with morale. Another useful datapoint about objectivity - all the other media that I have come across only focus on the age of the Russian T62's now being deployed and this being a sign of how desperate they are. This analyst says that for the conflict in Donbas, the T62 is perfect.
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