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Praetorius

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    Praetorius got a reaction from feefee_xx in Ibn Taymiyya On Fatima(as)   
    Yes yes... keep on showing that you are a lover of Ibn Taymiyyah. Keep denying what has been so obviously written with his own hands in his own accursed books. May Allah reserve a place for you next to him in the Hereafter. Keep loving a man who sanctioned violence against us Shias. :dry:
    kthnxbye
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    Praetorius got a reaction from SeekingHeaven in How Come Mutah Is Soo Easy For Some Guys?   
    Please excuse and forgive me if I have unduly hurt or offended you. When I first learnt about Mutah, I did nothing but rage about the fact that my community never encouraged such a thing, or even talked about. We men were expected to grow up like celibate sinless angels, devoid of any sexual desires whatsoever. And I saw what damage the absence of Mutah has been consistently inflicting on Shia communities: increased scandals about illicit affairs, many of my relatives caught watching porn and subsequently masturbating etc. That is why I consider it good to defend this practice and awaken some teenagers who are about the enter their toughest years with regards to sexual development. Only Allah knows how I have survived all this time without falling into Zina, and it makes me sad that doing Mutah is near-impossible for me, while at the same time hopeful that I can extend a hand to fellow Shias to aid them in fullfilling Mutah.
    Once again, I'm sorry if I offended you unreasonably.
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    Praetorius got a reaction from A_A in Masturbation In Islam   
    Whenever such a topic (that is, a topic concerning sexual morality) comes up, people always say things like "SHHH! how dare you talk of such a ghastly matter?" or "This is taboo!"
    This is exactly why many Muslims today suffer from a lack of sexual education. How else will we educate ourselves if we don't discuss it with others? By reading books? I think people are more inclined to discuss matters rather than read about them. There's NOTHING wrong about discussing an issue because it is a part of Islam. Are we in any way disrespecting our religion by doing so?....... doubt it.
    Fi Amanillah
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    Praetorius got a reaction from TryHard in Mutah Experiences   
    (salam)
    Not sure if attempts at trying to contract Mutah would go off-topic, but here goes.
    The first one was a Jew, and after explaining to her the concept of Mutah, she was in a state of awe that such a system existed in Islam. She was more than ready to go ahead with it, but the catch was getting the father's permission. Since she was from a conservative anti-Zionist Jewish family, her father was arranging a marriage for her, and he refused on that ground. Well, that's where I had to part ways with her. She's still learning about Islam, and leaning toward it just because I introduced her to the concept of Mutah. However, we've agreed to keep our contact minimal, for both our sake.
    Second one was a not-so-practicing Christian (you could say the Sunday-only Christian, like the Muharram/Ramadan-activated Muslims). She was prepared to go through with it, seeing how honest I was about it with no secrets. But the catch was the same, i.e. getting the father's permission. The father refused on the grounds that he did not want a shame on his family, and preferred a Christian dating his daughter (apparently he was more religious than his daughter). Strike two.
    The third... well the father refused on pretty much the same grounds as the second, but what's interesting is that I found out through a third party that the girl already had a boyfriend, and was gonna two-time on him.
    After these three attempts, I just gave up. We all know how hard it is to do Mutah with a Muslim woman in this day and age, especially in Pakistan... So yeah, just threw in the towel.
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    Praetorius got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in Mutah Experiences   
    (salam)
    Not sure if attempts at trying to contract Mutah would go off-topic, but here goes.
    The first one was a Jew, and after explaining to her the concept of Mutah, she was in a state of awe that such a system existed in Islam. She was more than ready to go ahead with it, but the catch was getting the father's permission. Since she was from a conservative anti-Zionist Jewish family, her father was arranging a marriage for her, and he refused on that ground. Well, that's where I had to part ways with her. She's still learning about Islam, and leaning toward it just because I introduced her to the concept of Mutah. However, we've agreed to keep our contact minimal, for both our sake.
    Second one was a not-so-practicing Christian (you could say the Sunday-only Christian, like the Muharram/Ramadan-activated Muslims). She was prepared to go through with it, seeing how honest I was about it with no secrets. But the catch was the same, i.e. getting the father's permission. The father refused on the grounds that he did not want a shame on his family, and preferred a Christian dating his daughter (apparently he was more religious than his daughter). Strike two.
    The third... well the father refused on pretty much the same grounds as the second, but what's interesting is that I found out through a third party that the girl already had a boyfriend, and was gonna two-time on him.
    After these three attempts, I just gave up. We all know how hard it is to do Mutah with a Muslim woman in this day and age, especially in Pakistan... So yeah, just threw in the towel.
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    Praetorius got a reaction from Al Hadi in Refreshing the worldwide hate for Iran   
    @DigitalUmmah

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    Praetorius got a reaction from hayaah in Mutah Experiences   
    (salam)
    Not sure if attempts at trying to contract Mutah would go off-topic, but here goes.
    The first one was a Jew, and after explaining to her the concept of Mutah, she was in a state of awe that such a system existed in Islam. She was more than ready to go ahead with it, but the catch was getting the father's permission. Since she was from a conservative anti-Zionist Jewish family, her father was arranging a marriage for her, and he refused on that ground. Well, that's where I had to part ways with her. She's still learning about Islam, and leaning toward it just because I introduced her to the concept of Mutah. However, we've agreed to keep our contact minimal, for both our sake.
    Second one was a not-so-practicing Christian (you could say the Sunday-only Christian, like the Muharram/Ramadan-activated Muslims). She was prepared to go through with it, seeing how honest I was about it with no secrets. But the catch was the same, i.e. getting the father's permission. The father refused on the grounds that he did not want a shame on his family, and preferred a Christian dating his daughter (apparently he was more religious than his daughter). Strike two.
    The third... well the father refused on pretty much the same grounds as the second, but what's interesting is that I found out through a third party that the girl already had a boyfriend, and was gonna two-time on him.
    After these three attempts, I just gave up. We all know how hard it is to do Mutah with a Muslim woman in this day and age, especially in Pakistan... So yeah, just threw in the towel.
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    Praetorius got a reaction from Al Hadi in Shiachat Memes! [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    Exhibit A: An Online “Debate”
     

     
     
     
    xhibit B: Same participants in debate, but IRL (the scary, real world)

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    Praetorius got a reaction from Shia... in Challenge To Debate Sheikh Asrar Rashid Accepted.   
    Yes, may Allah guide us to blowing ourselves up because the other person disagrees with you over your Bakri demigods. We all should enlist with ISIS right?
    /s
    Seems you've forgotten how your demigod Umar ran from uhud, setting a new record for single track sprints. Modern day sprinters take him as an example.
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    Praetorius got a reaction from Ali al-Abdullah in Account deletion requested. I'm done   
    I am the stage of complete isolation from any Sunni friends I have. The only Sunni I haven't decided to ignore is my maternal grandmother, but to me, the rest are like pebbles on the road I couldn't care less about. 
    You guys didn't even let my topic stay up for more than a couple of hours. Great job you guys. You care more about Sunnis' feelings than your own fellow Shias. Thus I am done. I get that open tabarra has made it worse for us Shias as a whole, but I disagree that it's the cause. Shias have been hunted for 1400 years and now you wanna show more sensitivity to Sunnis? [Edited Out] that [Edited Out]. 
    If this account exists it will keep me coming back. I don't wanna be associated with a forum which believes it can turn around people who worship demigods like Umar and Demagogues like Ibn Baaz. 
    So please, dear admins, while I still have any semblance of respect for you, delete this damn account. 
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    Praetorius got a reaction from Sirius_Bright in Account deletion requested. I'm done   
    I am the stage of complete isolation from any Sunni friends I have. The only Sunni I haven't decided to ignore is my maternal grandmother, but to me, the rest are like pebbles on the road I couldn't care less about. 
    You guys didn't even let my topic stay up for more than a couple of hours. Great job you guys. You care more about Sunnis' feelings than your own fellow Shias. Thus I am done. I get that open tabarra has made it worse for us Shias as a whole, but I disagree that it's the cause. Shias have been hunted for 1400 years and now you wanna show more sensitivity to Sunnis? [Edited Out] that [Edited Out]. 
    If this account exists it will keep me coming back. I don't wanna be associated with a forum which believes it can turn around people who worship demigods like Umar and Demagogues like Ibn Baaz. 
    So please, dear admins, while I still have any semblance of respect for you, delete this damn account. 
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    Praetorius got a reaction from starlight in Account deletion requested. I'm done   
    I am the stage of complete isolation from any Sunni friends I have. The only Sunni I haven't decided to ignore is my maternal grandmother, but to me, the rest are like pebbles on the road I couldn't care less about. 
    You guys didn't even let my topic stay up for more than a couple of hours. Great job you guys. You care more about Sunnis' feelings than your own fellow Shias. Thus I am done. I get that open tabarra has made it worse for us Shias as a whole, but I disagree that it's the cause. Shias have been hunted for 1400 years and now you wanna show more sensitivity to Sunnis? [Edited Out] that [Edited Out]. 
    If this account exists it will keep me coming back. I don't wanna be associated with a forum which believes it can turn around people who worship demigods like Umar and Demagogues like Ibn Baaz. 
    So please, dear admins, while I still have any semblance of respect for you, delete this damn account. 
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    Praetorius got a reaction from Muslimthought97 in Account deletion requested. I'm done   
    I am the stage of complete isolation from any Sunni friends I have. The only Sunni I haven't decided to ignore is my maternal grandmother, but to me, the rest are like pebbles on the road I couldn't care less about. 
    You guys didn't even let my topic stay up for more than a couple of hours. Great job you guys. You care more about Sunnis' feelings than your own fellow Shias. Thus I am done. I get that open tabarra has made it worse for us Shias as a whole, but I disagree that it's the cause. Shias have been hunted for 1400 years and now you wanna show more sensitivity to Sunnis? [Edited Out] that [Edited Out]. 
    If this account exists it will keep me coming back. I don't wanna be associated with a forum which believes it can turn around people who worship demigods like Umar and Demagogues like Ibn Baaz. 
    So please, dear admins, while I still have any semblance of respect for you, delete this damn account. 
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    Praetorius got a reaction from celestial in Account deletion requested. I'm done   
    I am the stage of complete isolation from any Sunni friends I have. The only Sunni I haven't decided to ignore is my maternal grandmother, but to me, the rest are like pebbles on the road I couldn't care less about. 
    You guys didn't even let my topic stay up for more than a couple of hours. Great job you guys. You care more about Sunnis' feelings than your own fellow Shias. Thus I am done. I get that open tabarra has made it worse for us Shias as a whole, but I disagree that it's the cause. Shias have been hunted for 1400 years and now you wanna show more sensitivity to Sunnis? [Edited Out] that [Edited Out]. 
    If this account exists it will keep me coming back. I don't wanna be associated with a forum which believes it can turn around people who worship demigods like Umar and Demagogues like Ibn Baaz. 
    So please, dear admins, while I still have any semblance of respect for you, delete this damn account. 
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    Praetorius reacted to Rasul in Challenge To Debate Sheikh Asrar Rashid Accepted.   
    Interesting...

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    Praetorius reacted to Pearl178 in Challenge To Debate Sheikh Asrar Rashid Accepted.   
    I am hoping for it not to be held. Such types of debates do nothing but give room to offensive and harmful views and is nothing but a leeway for those seeking publicity. It is useless and may end up giving credence to issues that would otherwise not be in the spotlight.
    As for Sayed Ammar's statement, whether rhetorical or not, it should not have been said. Full stop. If I or any one of us were to put ourselves in the opponents shoes, we would have surely challenged the statement as well without paying heed or analysing the seriousness of the statement. So it is only fair to expect the same reaction.
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    Praetorius reacted to Reza in Challenge To Debate Sheikh Asrar Rashid Accepted.   
    Yes, that clip was a rhetorical statement basically saying Shia (the collective) should speak confidently and authoritatively in the worldwide "open debate".
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    Praetorius got a reaction from notme in Americans before you vote for Clinton   
    To all those clueless folks here who still didn't get the memo, this farce of an election between Trump and Clinton is nothing but a facade, because independent research shows Clinton was picked right from the get-go. It's gonna be Clinton whether you like it or not.
    And as someone else has pointed before, this "lesser of two evils mentality" is nothing short of a misplaced obsession to vote. Choosing who screws you over "less" for the next four years is no damn choice at all.
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    Praetorius reacted to Reza in Americans before you vote for Clinton   
    If you vote, you are 
    a) responsible for getting that candidate into office
    b) giving approval and legitimacy to the electoral system
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    Praetorius reacted to Reza in Americans before you vote for Clinton   
    "Lesser evilism" is an unsustainable practice they throw every 4 years. People said the same things during Bush. It doesn't matter if a Republican or Democrat is elected. Obama got elected and we got bank bailouts, more wars, etc, so it doesn't really matter. Eventually people might catch on. 
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    Praetorius reacted to Martyrdom in Challenge To Debate Sheikh Asrar Rashid Accepted.   
    This post is poetry.
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    Praetorius reacted to Ron_Burgundy in Challenge To Debate Sheikh Asrar Rashid Accepted.   
    @DigitalUmmah is there any website where i could watch this debate. And i know Syed Ammar Nakshwani is a very knowledgeable person and could defeat any bakri any day. I am sure he will his reason not to accept this debate. 
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    Praetorius reacted to Reza in Challenge To Debate Sheikh Asrar Rashid Accepted.   
    @Haydar Husayn
    There's a difference between giving a presentation to lay people vs hawza/university graduate students/other scholars. This gap exists in all fields of study. That's why "popular science" and "popular history" exist. 
    One will obviously be more meticulous, source heavy, nuanced, and detailed than the other, while the other will feel amateurish, polemical, and emotive by comparison.
    But not everyone can live in the academic bubble, which is how it's always been. Nor can most people with their own jobs and occupations be able to dissect material in detail like a full time researcher can. That's why academics and intellectuals exist. Because the rest of us cannot be. 
    There's nothing to be ashamed of here. A lay people's presentation or debate is not inferior or second rate. You can't compare a primary school vs a university. They serve a different purpose for a different audience. It's not a fair competition, and neither should be placed to the standards of the other, but assessed relative to its own respective current. 
    Today, if anything, with greater access to the internet, primary sources, translated materials, recordings, and the like, the bubble is breaking down, and more academic material is within reach of the "common man" than ever before, and popular lay reasoning has more of an academic tilt than it has ever been. Which is why speakers today seem to teeter to both sides. But this fusion is still in its infancy. That's been my feeling at least. Could be wrong.
    So you might disdain that polemical discussions are being passed off or packaged as academic ones in the classical sense, but that's the trend, and I don't ring the same alarm bells. Academic institutions either embrace this process and keep it in check, or continue to lock themselves in ivory towers publishing things they only read amongst themselves. 
    We might call this a version of the "trickle down" theory of knowledge. 
    Besides, what's the alternative, not for any one individual, but people as a collective (literate, semi literate, and illiterate)? 
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    Praetorius reacted to Reza in Donald J. Trump [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    This is a commonly held view, and I'm not sure where it comes from that Hillary is somehow "better"
    One is unpredictable and puts theatrics above substance, with more flexibility and wiggle room for us, while the other is stone cold in substance, calculating, airtight, and consistent, and makes one genuinely scared for poor children in the ME. 
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    Praetorius reacted to Mohamed1993 in Challenge To Debate Sheikh Asrar Rashid Accepted.   
    He has an hour max to give a lecture, I'd rather he didn't tell me about an author who was not relevant to the subject matter, and stayed on topic. A professor at a university isn't going to lecture you on absolutely everything, he'll highlight a topic and often, you have to go home and study it more through outside reading or practice problems etc. As for his lectures, yes they aren't perfect by any means, but I find it hard to find lecturers that can keep me engaged for the entire hour, and he is one of the few that does, so I respect him for that. Plus, I am no religious scholar and I don't see myself being one, so as long as I do not have the ability to speak for an hour even if its in front of a group of Shia Youth who aren't well versed on Shiism, I think its perfectly fine to appreciate the good aspects of his lectures. 
    Also, regarding Saqifa, yes there would still have been people who would've twisted scriptures and what not, but I think the magnitude would be a lot less. If you look at the terrorist groups that exist today, a lot of them follow the people that hated Imam Ali. I find it hard to believe that a whole regime of Saudi Arabia with its barbaric set of laws claiming to represent Islam would exist if they did not have influential figures that they follow whose interpretations of Islam are those of the so-called "Caliphs" and the root of this caliphate was Saqifa. Also, is it not weird that it is mostly Wahhabis that kill in the name of religion? I know terrorism is not unique to Sunni Islam, but I have yet to encounter Shia militant groups that kill because of religion. There might be militant groups that do this for geopolitical gain, but then this is no different to what countries like America/Britain etc. etc. do and its more about politics than religious ideology. I may be wrong about this though, so if I am, feel free to correct me. 
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