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  1. contd.. Protest march in Mumbai, India - A heavily attended protest was organized in Mumbai against the atrocities committed by Bahraini, Saudi and other gulf forces on Bahraini Shias.. lead by known Shia religious leaders, protesters voiced their critical opinion on ongoing oppression against peaceful unarmed pro democracy protesters There are reports of further protests planned in New Delhi and other cities..
  2. Muslims (both Sunni and Shias) in India participate in huge numbers against the Saudi sponsored terrorism in Bahrain and in support of peaceful democracy movements in Mid East Protest march in Lucknow, India - Tens of thousands of protesters marched under leadership of Shia and Sunni ulema against the oppression of Bahraini regime and Saudi terrorism in Bahrain.. Protesters also voiced their feelings on wider Mid East state sponsored oppressions... Known religious leaders to participate in these protests were Maulana Syed Kalbe Jawwad Naqvi (Shia) Shaher Mufti Maulana Abul Irfan Miyan Farangi Mahli (Ahl Sunnah) Maulana Fazlur Rahman Waizi (Ahl Sunnah) Maulana Ayyub Ashraf (Ahl Sunnah) Maulana Hasan Rajani (Shia) Maulana Jalal Haider (Shia) and many more Video links Picture collage in video
  3. (salam) I am looking for any Shia mosque/imambargah in Charlotte, NC. I would be grateful if anyone can share any info. I chekced the site www.shiacharlotte.com but it is not working. KH
  4. S/A, I would appreciate if anyone can share details on Shia Centre/ Imambargah/Mosque in and around Dayton. Please share informationon Shia centres in Columbus OH or Cincinnati OH also if you have, as they are 1 hour drive from Dayton. Allah's mercy be on you. Kh
  5. S/A, I would appreciate if anyone can share details on Shia Centre/ Imambargah/Mosque in and around Dayton. Please share informationon Shia centres in Columbus OH or Cincinnati OH also if you have, as they are 1 hour drive from Dayton. Allah's mercy be on you. Kh
  6. as per media reports and claims by these women's.. their husbands were in affairs... and probably (my understanding) did not had the courage to explain it to their families and settle it.. Technically Non technically.. only thing that can be done is to ensure that such scholars and institutions are avoided in matters where they issue dubious rulings...
  7. It is not about Men taking permission for divorce.. It is about the Divorce process according to Shia fiqh which was not followed in this case... Although the Maulanas and both the parties live in same city... no efforts were made to make both parties sit or their vakeels (elders) sit and talk on this matter... The talaq can be pronounced by the Hakim e Sharae (even in absence of any party) in 3 settings if efforts to mediate have failed... but unfortunately there were no efforts made.. Maulanas claim that they sent letters.. but there was no response.. With postal system in India it's hardly a reliable medium.. Maulanas could have approached the families directly at their home since they had the addresses.. Women's father and other family members could have been approached (Lucknow is not a huge megapolis that is it difficult to find people or their relatives)... I guess it would be shocking for any women to hear from a neighbor or through a note that she had been divorced... esp. for those who do not work and have young children... and the maintenance offered is a mere 10-20,000 Rs for once and all... Although the act of beating was not something very good for image of Shia's in India.. but unfortunately the high handedness of many of our so called Ulema is a bigger problem...
  8. Thanks Dear Mod... Advice taken... Please pass on my mail id to brother..
  9. I live in St. Louis, MO. You can send me your contact details on shabib.naqvi@gmail.com

    I'll send you the details. We have a very good 15 days Ramzan program in English starting late August. We regularly invite English speaking scholars from across US to address our gatherings.


  10. S/A,... I am currently living in St. Louis and we have many ongoing programs every week... You can email me at [EDITED] I'll provide you my contact number and other details. We have a very good 15 days session coming during Month of Ramzan with a very reputed English speaking scholar is expected to be in our presence. We regularly host English language services with reputed scholars from across US. I shall wait for your email insha Allah. Khuda Hafez
  11. So you are in Qun since when.. plan to stay there long ?

    Your blog was good.. Say salam to your family..

    Iltemas e Dua

  12. w/s janab naqi sahab..

    nice to know your roots are from Jais.. we visit Jais very regulalrly.. atleast every Moharram and Safar..

    i am not able to recall your father in Jais.. but i m sure my father would know..

    My father's name is Syed Naiyer Akbar.. his Nanhial is Baitul Anwar.. and my Grandfather was Marhoom Syed Ghulam Akbar from Tammana..

    So yo...

  13. You can't justify that Moulanas who gave contrary views are right.. reason is that there are some Shia groups and Moulana's who have themselves criticized traditional views as parochial and fanatical.. One of these bodies which criticized traditional views is All India Shia Personal Law Board whose president, the well known Maulana Mirza Athar Sb has given a statement criticizing traditional stand as Afghani Islam... But the irony is that these Shia groups like All India Shia Personal Law Board itself has not given even a single representation to any Shia women in its board.. there are over 20 top positions in Mirza Athar Sb's organization where you won't find even 1 women.. and this organization is in business for 5-6 year now.. Bigger irony is that Shia Board has Religious advisory committee which comprises of 5-6 senior India Shia Ulema.. i would be glad if someone checked their view on this issue.. i guess Mirza Athar sb has not even checked with his Shia Board Religious Advisory Ulema on their views.. i hosted one of the Secretaries of the Shia Board in this years Muharram program.. you would be surprised to know that he was not even in favour of sending girls to school for education.. So we live in a hypocritical world today.. these media houses which work on liberal outlooks and preferences are fed by our own Shia scholars who condemn traditional views.. Although personally speaking i wish we had more Shia women who represented True faith both in their outward appearance and their inner self.. but unfortunately our neo Zakereens and Ulema are fine with the state of society.. their concern has moved from following Islamic value and lifestyle to living a better standard of life...
  14. Sister let me clarify a few things before i write something more and you get me wrong... First of all i m sorry for hurting you with my utterings.. but please know that when you post a private event of your life on a public forum.. you invite comments from one and all.. so if you get so hurt by even reading opinions of other people or the advices they have to offer.. i would suggest please don't post such details on a public forum.. 2ndly no one is closing his/her eye to this rampant problem of child abuse.. even by their immediate family members.. i also wish that may Allah protect you and your childrens.. may Allah clear things for you and your family so that they may happily live this life.. And may Allah not show these hardships to other momeneens/momenaats.. It's also equally important to raise awareness by sharing one's personal experience if any in this regard... And i still believe that best way forward for any such cases is to seek both professional help and help from an Islamic scholar so as to understand the implications both from physical and spiritual aspects.. and just for your understanding it is true that Islamically your duty is to protect your childrens.. but Islamically you have no business to keep your husband away from children (even if it is for a minute) based on your unproved suspicions (unless they are proved which you have not yet mentioned on this site even once).. so please understand that you have no right to trample upon anyone's right to secure the Gut feelings of yours.. If the accusations are proved (even slightly) against your husband then it's a different case.. I am once again sorry if i hurt you in any way.. Allah knows that it was not the intention.. All of us who question wish that your marriage may be back on track if possible and that the family may live like a family if possible.. I wish to post no further to avoid hurting you.. I hope you forgive me Iltemas e Dua Wassalam
  15. Question is why she herself never tried to rush upstairs on hearing those noises at 3 am.. what was stopping her from grabbing the monster red handed.. atleast she would have known if her hubby was the monster or not.. i mean this is ridiculous that we keep believing in accusations when it's verification was not that difficult.. i think these issues need not be discussed in this detail on Shia chat.. it's better to discuss in private with any member here if they are expert on this.. such explicit details from one side is not the way to solve this issue..
  16. I think both wife and husband needs proper counselling esp. from a senior religious scholar who can discuss this with them in privacy and not broadcast their concerns and allegations in public.. and calm them down.. and teach them their responsibilities and rights.. and do's and no do's (esp. the hubby that he needs to be away from filth that's is available on internet (if he is upto it)).. it's shocking that only 1 person (before i write this post) in this whole thread suggested an Islamic and a better way of this problem to the lady concern.. I would urge the sister who posted this issue here to seriously explore this option of talking to her husband and going for a counselling session with a senior and pious scholar who they both agree for.. and then discuss very frankly all their allegations and counter allegations there.. else only Allah may save this marriage in long term...
  17. What a pathetic reason to tear apart a family... father having to stay without his children.. children without father.. just because wife has 'waham' delusions thats his husband is upto some mischief... and esp. when after all this scientific investigation apart from mother trying by all possible means to extract from daughter that monster's name.. she never uttered her father's.. and this is spread over many months not a few days.. isn't it going a bit too overboard.. all of us understand that child abuse is a very serious issue and needs to be tackled very sensitively and aggresively.. but that does not mean you can end up dividing families based on your whims and opinions.. when none of the family members agree even after this big headlines.. if it has come to this level for the wife then hasn't this mariage come to a point of no return.. when you don't allow your husband in house and don't allow him to interact with his child.. without any proofs.. when even you cannot elicit a word from your daughter against your hubby.. thats crazy I guess all those defending the wife even at this point after almost a year of story and with this much detail.. need to read Islamic teachings.. And what if the father has GUT that mother is trying to keep away the child from him ??.. Family relations don't work on basis of whims and delusions.. Investigating and being alert is one thing.. but going hyper with your concerns and tearing apart the family is another..
  18. S/A..

    someone has asked questions on MWM.. i thought u might be the best person on Shiachat to answer it.. link to thread is below

  19. S/A, I don't see Chehlum Majlis on karabalawaley yet.. was it cancelled due to Karachi blasts ? Iltemas e Dua
  20. any application that has Shia Azan for iPhone / IPod?
  21. http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/LB17Ak01.html
  22. No.. i was looking for translation of what the Maraje said in the video links i provided above.. btw thanks for providing this news
  23. I have read some parts.. and i agree it is p biased.. best part is his relative (the Ayatullah's) are shown so pious and venerable.. but for the other Ayatollah's he has very stereotyped images.. Also it's worthwhile reading the accounts of his mother (esp. being daughter of an Ayatollah)..
  24. http://www.raceforiran.com/misreading-iranian-politics-in-washington Yesterday was the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Republic’s founding—an annual celebration that comes as the culmination of a preceding 10-day commemoration of the “days of dawn” between Ayatollah Khomeini’s return to Iran from exile on February 1, 1979 (the Shah had departed the country on January 16) and the proclamation of the Islamic Republic on February 11. Many Western-based Iran watchers and Western journalists covering Iran anticipated that this would be the occasion for mass protests that would rock the Iranian government to its foundations—marking, as one journalist put it just a few says ago, the “beginning of the end” of the Islamic Republic. The most prominent establishment figures associated with the Green Movement—Mir-Hossein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi, and Mohammad Khatami—all called for their supporters to come out on February 11 to show the strength of their cause. The anniversary observances have now concluded in Tehran and elsewhere in Iran, and the strength manifested by the Green Movement was hardly noticeable. There is nothing new about this. Ever since the Green Movement emerged in the run up to the Islamic Republic’s June 12, 2009 presidential election, Western observers have been describing the rise of a broad-based social movement that would bring about fundamental change—perhaps even “regime change”—in Iran. These observers told us, among other things, that the 3-, 7-, and 40-day mourning observances for those protestors who were killed in clashes with security forces would prompt ever larger protests—as was the pattern during the revolution that ultimately overthrew the Shah. But that has not occurred. The protests on the Shi’a holy day of Ashura (December 27) were much smaller than some previous demonstrations by the Green Movement. Furthermore, no demonstrations of any significance were seen in Iran on the anniversary of the Shah’s departure from Iran on January 16 or for Grand Ayatollah Montazeri’s arbaeen (40-day mourning observance) on January 29. Since the Iranian election, we have never saw evidence that the Green Movement commanded the support of a majority of Iranians. This judgment was in keeping with our assessment that President Ahmadinejad certainly could have commanded the support of the majority of the Iranian electorate in his re-election bid and that no hard and credible evidence of election fraud that would have fundamentally changed the outcome had been presented. But, the rush to judgment by the vast majority of Western observers, that the election result could only have been the product of fraud which “stole” victory from Mousavi, skewed much subsequent analysis of the relative strengths of the government and the Green Movement. This distorted perception afflicted not only neoconservatives and other Green Movement partisans, but also some of our realist friends, like Richard Haass and Steven Walt. But, from whatever base of support that the movement may have enjoyed in the immediate aftermath of the June 12 election, its support base has been contracting over time, not growing. This is displayed most obviously in the movement’s shrinking ability to bring its partisans onto the streets, even when its most prominent leaders have called on them to turn out. As Borzou Daragahi, the Los Angeles Times correspondent who has been strongly supportive of the Green Movement in his reporting, said on France 24 yesterday, in the aftermath of today’s events, the leaders of the Green Movement will need to reevaluate their strategy and tactics. Of course, many Western observers now say that the Green Movement is not fading, but has been cruelly suppressed by an illegitimate regime fighting with every tool at its disposal to hang on to power. This claim needs to be evaluated both in historical perspective and in the context of the current Iranian state’s capabilities. Historically, in the 12 months preceding the departure of the Shah from Iran and the founding of the Islamic Republic in 1979, Iranian security forces gunned down thousands—perhaps even tens of thousands—of anti-Shah protestors. But, even in the face of this brutality, protestors kept coming out, and the crowds demanding the Shah’s removal kept growing until they overwhelmed the Pahlavi regime’s massive security apparatus. That was a real revolution. Contrast that with the response of the Islamic Republic to social unrest following the June 12, 2009 presidential election. Since last June, just over 100 people have been killed in clashes with security forces. Of course, every life lost is a tragedy. But this is not Tiananmen Square, with security forces mowing down hundreds of demonstrators in a single encounter. If one considers what the Iranian government is capable of doing, its response has, in fact, been relatively restrained. But, even in the face of this relatively restrained response, the Green Movement has been contracting. That is not the stuff of which revolutions are made. Moreover, the Iranian government has dealt with the post-election protests and follow-on events in a manner that is seen by many inside Iran as legitimate within the context of the Islamic Republic’s political order. The Guardian Council opened itself to receive formal complaints about the conduct of the election and ordered a partial recount of ballots—in keeping with the roles prescribed to it by the Islamic Republic’s constitution. At critical points following the election, the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, made authoritative pronouncements—in keeping with his constitutional role. When some who had been arrested following public protests were killed, raped, or otherwise abused in custody, the prison where the lion’s share of abuses reportedly occurred was closed, and twelve security force personnel are now under indictment for their involvement in prisoner deaths and abuse. Many in the West may find these responses insufficient—but they were perceived by many in Iran as important and legitimate responses, which has worked to minimize the number of Iranians who might be galvanized to action outside the established political order. In sum, the Islamic Republic is not going away. It is remarkable how many Green Movement supporters outside Iran are now claiming that no one among them ever talked about “regime change” or the Islamic Republic’s “implosion”. But many pro-opposition pundits have, in fact, spoken frequently in recent months about the imminent possibility of the Islamic Republic’s disappearance. These assessments were, clearly, wrong. The erroneous analyses of those who have worked so hard in Washington to promote this view should not go unremarked now. In this regard, we must take very strong exception to Steve Walt’s statement yesterday about Iran that “nobody — including the leaders of the Iranian government, the opposition, and all of us watching from outside — knows where they are headed or what the timetable for change might be. We’ll know who guessed (yes, guessed) right some weeks, months, years, or decades from now, but right now trying to handicap events there is a mug’s game.” We have all seen this bad movie before—when those American “experts” and some expatriate Iraqis who spent years working in Washington to build the case for coercive regime change in Iraq told us with such confidence that Saddam Husayn’s regime had weapons of mass destruction and that Iraqis would welcome regime change imposed from outside. It wasn’t bad luck for those who made these arguments that they turned out to be wrong—it was bad analysis based on unquestioned but faulty assumptions. As on Iraq then, so on Iran today—no one should be excused because they failed to ask hard questions. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Flynt Leverett appeared on PBS’s Newshour last night to discuss many of these issues, on a segment that also featured David Albright from the Institute for Science and International Security and Reza Aslan. A link to the segment is provided here. One of the public comments on ensuing media discussions after this tremendous turnout --- Today Feb 10 was a major embarrassing day for the so called Iran experts and their Western Media patrons. It was almost laughable watching this folks not knowing how to spin the bad news of huge pro revolution rallies and no protest, but it was fun watching the anchor, the expert and the analyst clueless what to say except that 100s of thousands were bused in and given free meal god knows if the professor Reza Aslan can count how many busses will be needed and where are they serving the 100000s meals he is an idiot and an embarrassment for a news program. Someone should ask the professor that if the people who participated in this rallies had any fear of violence why would they bring their infant children’s with them specially while it was claimed by the opposition and western media like LA times that they are expecting 3 million protestors. It sounds like none of the participants believed any of the western propaganda claims to the point they felt safe to bring their children’s and elderly.
  25. (salam) I found the following videos on SHIATV.. They are short but in Persian.. so for non Persian followers someone would need to translate them.. Anyone who can do this favour would be appreciated.. There are a lot more videos present on www.shiatv.net please visit and watch them Ayat Naser Makarem Shirazi http://www.shiatv.net/view_video.php?viewkey=cd24976a94ce7e5e1093&page=2&viewtype=&category= Ayat Jawadi Amoli and Alawi http://www.shiatv.net/view_video.php?viewkey=d72801438b07dffcbbb2&page=&viewtype=&category= Ayat Noori hamedani and Safi Golpaygani http://www.shiatv.net/view_video.php?viewkey=b37ba0bec93b81ee3796&page=2&viewtype=&category= Iltemas e Dua
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