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Hameedeh

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  1. Completely Agree
    Hameedeh reacted to wayfarer. in Twenty Years On Shiachat!   
    Mashallah, time flies!!
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    Hameedeh reacted to Haji 2003 in Pyramids, aliens & God   
    A theory, but nonetheless.
     
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    Hameedeh reacted to Haji 2003 in Flowering of religions   
    What a coincidence?
    As we all know, one of the faiths covered above has its international HQ in Israel. Although the Ba'hais have a deal with the Israelis that they won't proselytise to Jewish people.
    What I did not know was the presence of Ahmadiyyas (founded in colonial India) in Israel.
     
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    Hameedeh reacted to Haji 2003 in Flowering of religions   
    Aga Khan I
    I asked chatgpt
    Q. What help did Aga Khan I render the British Empire?
    The answer was:
     
    This was interesting because I was unaware of the support chatgpt says he gave the British during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. So I searched on Google Scholar and nothing obvious came up!
    So I went back to chatgpt and asked:
    What is the evidence that Aga Khan I mobilised troops to help the British suppress the mutiny in 1857?
    The answer was as follows, somewhat more nuanced than the answer above, but chatgpt does make reference to specific texts which can be tracked down.
     
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    Hameedeh reacted to Haji 2003 in Flowering of religions   
    Mirza Ghulam Ahmed
    A couple of questions that I asked of chatgpt worth posting here in addition to the answers.
    Q. Does the Ahmadiyya movement have beliefs supportive of the British occupation of India?
    A. 
     
    I tried again and this time got the answer I was looking for. Text below that is relevant to my argument is underlined.
     
    Q. Did Mirza Ghulam Ahmad instruct followers not to attack the British in India?
     
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    Hameedeh reacted to ShiaMan14 in Umrah from the US Guide   
    @Gaius I. Caesar - salaam brother.
    As promised.
  7. My Prayers
    Hameedeh reacted to ireallywannaknow in 10 Days in Iran   
    I am reading this for the first time actually. I wish the photos still worked. Incidentally I am flying back to America tonight ending my 45 day trip in Iran. Would make an interesting blog too probably (as a first time  traveller, African American, not knowing farsi, married to an Iranian man, during Ashura/Muharram, with 2 young kids to boot ) but I don't have the discipline or attention span to do that, sorry!
    Our travel path was Tehran ---> Tonekabon (Caspian sea) ---> Tehran ---> Isfahan ---> Qom ---> Tehran ---> Mashhad ---> Tehran 
    I agree about the rocky mountainous desert terrain, I love it, it's so beautiful. But omg I wish you had a chance to do the drive from the North to Tehran through the Alborz mountains. So stunning and also scary. 
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    Hameedeh reacted to Haji 2003 in One day we'll all be philosophers   
    An article (again in the Guardian), with the following observation:
    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2023/aug/19/the-end-of-work-which-jobs-will-survive-the-ai-revolution
    In line with the view espoused in this blog post, I feel it's issues around making esoteric/ethical judgement calls that will increasingly become part of the human endeavour.
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    Hameedeh reacted to Haji 2003 in A counterpoint to the Great Replacement Theory   
    An illustration of the problem with the Replacement Theory
    This Tweet is written by an account that does nostalgia, but which could easily be seen by some on the right as longing for an older and whiter Britain. This tweet is an image of an exclusively white group of people having a good time in the 1970s.
    Ironically one of the people in the picture replies to the Tweet, and if you check her Twitter account, she now lives in New Zealand. This is why I don't have much sympathy for the Britons who believe that their land and culture have been taken away from them. 
    The indigenous Britons who lived in cities where there are now brown people were not wiped out, they just moved to where they felt there were better opportunities.


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    Hameedeh got a reaction from Diaz in Minimalism   
    The free film Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things was removed from Netflix one year ago. The Minimalists are putting the full documentary on YouTube for free this Sunday, June 18. About the film:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8DGjUv-Vjc
    No advertisements. Since this documentary is being released without commercials, it will not be monetized, which means it will not be boosted by the YouTube algorithm. To help the film reach more people:
    "Thumbs up” the video   Leave a comment   Share the link with your friends and family  Watch the documentary the day it’s released 
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    Hameedeh got a reaction from Irfani313 in Minimalism   
    The free film Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things was removed from Netflix one year ago. The Minimalists are putting the full documentary on YouTube for free this Sunday, June 18. About the film:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8DGjUv-Vjc
    No advertisements. Since this documentary is being released without commercials, it will not be monetized, which means it will not be boosted by the YouTube algorithm. To help the film reach more people:
    "Thumbs up” the video   Leave a comment   Share the link with your friends and family  Watch the documentary the day it’s released 
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    Hameedeh got a reaction from Meedy in Falling apart   
    Thank you for the reminder. A similar quote is in the chapter "Benefits of Suffering" from the book Divine Justice or The Problem of Evil.
    https://www.al-islam.org/divine-justice-or-problem-evil-javad-shayvard/benefits-suffering  Get PDF
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    Hameedeh got a reaction from PureExistence1 in Falling apart   
    Thank you for the reminder. A similar quote is in the chapter "Benefits of Suffering" from the book Divine Justice or The Problem of Evil.
    https://www.al-islam.org/divine-justice-or-problem-evil-javad-shayvard/benefits-suffering  Get PDF
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    Hameedeh reacted to Taleb in Falling apart   
    Hope you're doing okay. We're all suffering in our own, individual, solitary ways. There'll always be people for you to talk to here
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    Hameedeh got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in The current chaos in British politics   
    Okay, now the US reporters are saying Liz Truss was PM for 45 days, but she will be getting a huge pension for such a small amount of work done. 
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    Hameedeh reacted to Haji 2003 in The current chaos in British politics   
    The 2019 election should have been won by Jeremy Corbyn, he was and still is immensely popular.
    But a false campaign of him and the Labour Party under him being anti-semitic was launched. A recent al-Jazeera documentary explains the story.
    As a result he did not win. And a party that has been in power for too long won yet again and we are seeing the consequences.
  17. My Prayers
    Hameedeh reacted to Johntnix3 in The Story of ShiaChat.com - The IRC (#Shia) Days!   
    I used to be Mennonite. But now I am a Shia Muslim. I didnt agree with the no radio no computer no television rule
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    Hameedeh got a reaction from FadakForever in The Story of ShiaChat.com - The IRC (#Shia) Days!   
    I found ShiaChat in 2002 and got brave enough to join in 2010. Since 2005 I have felt that ShiaChat was my own special place to escape to for a bit of social interaction with lots of smart, helpful, and funny people. Now that we are in the covid-19 era, I sometimes feel like the world is on fire, but I am so grateful that ShiaChat is still here.  Love to you all!  
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    Hameedeh reacted to 123SlaveOfAllah in Doing your own 'research'   
    Yeah. Google search really feeds their ego. I get frustrated how people suddenly become experts after watching a 5 min YouTube video without validating it. Lol.
    And for conspiracy theories, it is easier to blame aliens, jews, reptiles and xyz whatnot,  rather than accepting your mistakes and weakness.
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    Hameedeh reacted to Jayde in The Story of ShiaChat.com - The IRC (#Shia) Days!   
    Mashallah so you were 15 years old when you created this site ??? SubhanAllah. It’s amazing to see that’s it’s going strong. 
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    Hameedeh got a reaction from Haji 2003 in Minimalism   
    FYI. The free film Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things is leaving Netflix on June 15, 2022. It was the #1 indie documentary of 2016. You can watch the film on other platforms, but I don't know if there is a fee to watch. 
    EDIT: Netflix still has the newer film Less Is Now. I just watched the Official Trailer at youtube but I was forced to watch an advertisement before the trailer started. If you go to their website, you can watch the Official Trailer without an obnoxious commercial. https://www.theminimalists.com/lessisnow/
     
  22. My Prayers
    Hameedeh got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Minimalism   
    FYI. The free film Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things is leaving Netflix on June 15, 2022. It was the #1 indie documentary of 2016. You can watch the film on other platforms, but I don't know if there is a fee to watch. 
    EDIT: Netflix still has the newer film Less Is Now. I just watched the Official Trailer at youtube but I was forced to watch an advertisement before the trailer started. If you go to their website, you can watch the Official Trailer without an obnoxious commercial. https://www.theminimalists.com/lessisnow/
     
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    Hameedeh reacted to Haji 2003 in Doing your own 'research'   
    I have posted tweets from this British professor over the past year about Covid. She's just won a prize from the prestigious British Medical Journal for her work in communicating with the public (via Twitter).
     
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    Hameedeh got a reaction from ShiaChat Mod in ♥ Marriage ♥   
    Great advice. Thank you!
  25. My Prayers
    Hameedeh reacted to Ali in The Story of ShiaChat.com - The IRC (#Shia) Days!   
    Ah, I'm such an old man now, almost pushing 38.. Really want me to do this?
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