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  1. Salaam brother, nice to see you posting again, I hope everything is going well.
  2. Salam, The bigger problem with mut'a is that most Shi'a women hate the idea of it and as such look down on people who have practiced it or even speak positively about. So you'd have issues finding someone who would agree to marry you if you've been temporarily married before.
  3. I understand where you are coming from, my mum is Irish and I've told that "I can't be Muslim in that case" and it is really hurtful. But in some cases, such as going to Hajj, 'Umra and Ziyara I think it is better to play the game and let Allah deal with those kinds of people. I'm sure there are many instances in which reverts haven't had any issues going to Ziyara, so don't let hearsay put you off.
  4. I imagine that they probably go by your name on paper. I remember reading a thread on the forum in which the guards in Qom asked a convert to prove they were Muslim before letting them in and the person had to smooth things over with the guards for them. So it isn't only the Saudis who behave like that. The ridiculous thing about the Saudi situation is that I have heard that they allow people in Mecca and Medina to hire non Muslims from the far East to work for them. So there are Christians from the Philippines living in those holy cities.
  5. Salam, You may need a certificate of conversion in order to go to Mecca and Medina. I've heard about it before, but you can see people talking about it online. https://muslimtravelgirl.com/the-one-thing-every-muslim-convert-should-have-when-going-for-umrah/
  6. I've seen lots of Shias bring up the fact that he made some uncharitable statements against the Hazara after another massacre was carried out against the community not too long ago. Saying that he shouldn't compare his plight to Karbala if he can't even stand with the oppressed.
  7. wa 'alaykum assalam, The easiest thing would be for her to travel on Eid so that she doesn't have to fast and she can celebrate with her husband. As for the first day, in future she can fast when he starts, just not with the intention that it is the first day of the month of Ramadan. Shahr Ramadan Mubarak.
  8. Woke: aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice) Originally, 'woke' wasn't pejorative and people with sjw inclinations would use it to describe themselves. However due to the ridiculousness of their behaviour and beliefs, regular people started to use it as a slur, even though they understood the word in the same way that the sjw's did. I'm guessing that most of sjw's don't use it as much anymore because they are seen as a joke, not because the definition has changed.
  9. Values are deteriorating because the 'left' is and has been waging a relentless culture war for the last ten or twenty years - longer even, but they have upped the pace more recently. They control the media and academia and have been able to pass laws to make it so that even those who aren't totally brainwashed are unable to speak out because their lives could be destroyed as a result of it. On the flip side, the 'conservatives' are for sale to the highest bidder, so for the right price they won't stand in the way of the of these satanic plots. The loss of religion in the west has also accelerated things, people don't have moral positions which they can cling to in order to fight what is going on. Even people who practice a religion can't put up much resistance. We need look no further than our own community to see how many people support transgenderism and sodomy. Last year when a new abortion law was passed there were Muslims all over social media criticising the law and joinging the liberals in insulting people who don't think getting an abortion should be as easy as getting a hair cut. I'm sure we all remember the BLM riots, we also had Muslims cheerleading the destruction of people's personal property and joining the liberals in vilifying anyone who tried to put up a defence...the list goes on and on.
  10. @zzaveri Thanks for the talk yesterday, you have a great lecture. Unfortunately I had to leave before the end and even though there was a lot of worrying content, it was fun. If you happen to have enough free time for some other discussions in the future, we would appreciate that - although we may not have that much time left.
  11. Imran Khan pulling out the big guns
  12. I saw these rulings from sayed Kamal al-Haydari, they are a bit different from sayed Sistani's.
  13. Good luck, I used to work near there and sometimes I'd walk that way with colleagues of mine who weren't Muslim. I found it pretty embarrassing to be honest, the behaviour of a lot of those guys isn't really something you want to advertise. Half the time they need to the police there to maintain order (that isn't necessarily only the fault of the salafis, but you can see from the videos that they don't give off peaceful vibes.)
  14. Are the centers in your areas advertising any programs for the month? I'm not seeing much for London, I wonder if they are still afraid of covid.
  15. Salam, The debates in Speakers Corner take place on Sunday, I'm not sure at what time they arrive, but I'd imagine that from midday through to the evening there will be people. For most of those guys, that is their life, in their circle they are famous and have fan clubs, so they definitely spend the better part of the day there.
  16. Would it make a difference if it were a queen bee? The Arabic that cool posted is part of a quote from wikishia, it doesn't have a source so I assume it was written by the author of the page rather than some higher authority. يعسوب الدين أو يعسوب المؤمنين، لقب أمير المؤمنين علي بن أبي طالب (ع)، لقّبه به رسول الله، ومعناه أنّه كما أنّ اليعسوب يكون دائماً متبوعاً من قبل سائر النحل، وليس في الخلية إلاّ يعسوب واحد، وهكذا فأمير المؤمنين (ع) واجب الاتباع من قبل المؤمنين؛ لأنّه أميرهم، ولا ينبغي للمؤمنين ولا للدين من أمير غيره (ع)، فإمام الناس واحد ومرجع الدين واحد. https://ar.wikishia.net/view/يعسوب_الدين Chief of the religion or chief of the belivers is a title of 'Ali b. Abi Talib (a) assigned to him by the Messenger of Allah (s). Its meaning is that, as the king (*queen) of the bees is always followed by the rest of the bees and there is only one king in the hive so likewise it is obligatory on the believers to follow the Commander of the Believers. Neither the faithful nor the religion should have a leader other than him (a) because the leader of the people is one and the source of the religion is one. At the top of the article this narration is quoted: قال رسول الله (ص): ستكون من بعدى فتنة فاذا كان ذلك فالزموا على بن أبى طالب فانه أول من آمن بى ، وأول من يصافحنى يوم القيامة وهو الصديق الأكبر ، وهو فاروق هذه الأمة ، وهو يعسوب المؤمنين The Messenger of Allah (s) said: After me there will come trials, so when that happens follow 'Ali b. Abi Talib for he is the first to have believed in me and (will be) the first to line up (behind) me on the day of resurrection. He is the most truthful one (siddiq al-akbar) and the divider of this nation and he is the chief of the belivers. al-Manaqib li-ibn Shahr Ashub 3/91 The word used to refer to the king bee is يعسوب (ya'sub) here is the dictionary definition do you can see how the definitions are linked.
  17. This is a really weird thing for scholars to allow. How do they extract the sperm from the man in a way that isn't haram?
  18. I thought being a crazy cat lady was more of a western thing, must be a woman thing.
  19. I've been following his YouTube channel for a couple of years- although he hasn't uploaded any videos for a while. He's a good man, it's a shame there aren't more like him.
  20. I'm busy next weekend, but if something comes I'll and I'm available I will attend insha'Allah.
  21. Salam, For those who are into this kind of thing, this is a blog that focuses primarily on Pakistani folklore but also on Pakistani history more generally. https://indus-tales.com/ Here is an example of the content. Dragon Folklore Of Pakistan The mountains of northern Pakistan are home to extremely rich traditions of mythical creatures of all sorts. Of these the most notorious are tales of the lake infesting dragons, creatures of pure misery who wreaked havoc on the natives of the north. Of the Menacing Dragons of Pakistani Folklores. For centuries, the people of northern Pakistan, specifically the Khos (Chitralis/Khowar speakers), have known creatures of sheer terror who used to infest lakes and terrorize the surrounding areas. These dastardly creatures were known by the name of ‘Nahang’! The word Nahang comes from the old Persian ‘Nihang’ which was usually employed to define sea creatures but in modern context is often used to describe crocodiles and other aquatic animals. The Nahangs are remembered to be scaly creatures with a thick fur like manes running the length of their backs. They used to be serpent like in appearance but also held wings and the ability to devour anything in their path. In certain ways, one could call them winged serpents. As mentioned, the Nahangs were completely aquatic creatures. Each dragon was bound to its lake and could not, for the greater part, escape from it. As a result every lake with a dragon became notorious as a site of despair and a place which outsiders and travelers avoided but locals could not. A famous one was the Dragon lake of Mastuj, Chitral.
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