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  1. Just to show how extreme these people are, this isn't really a ban on abortion, you are still allow to have an abortion within the first six weeks of pregnancy. https://www.npr.org/2021/09/01/1033202132/texas-abortion-ban-what-happens-next
  2. I haven't heard anyone mention anything about bounties for turning in your neighbour, nor have I seen it mentioned on the news. Either way how would that work in practice? That would only work for the really sick women who think it is ok to have late abortions or else no one would know if you have an abortion before you start to show. "Punish" really isn't a nice term to use when talking about babies, but in Texas the biological father does have to pay child support - ( https://www.divorcelawtexas.com/txpages/childsupport/whopaychildsupportFAQ.asp ) - is that a form of punishment? Women in different situations get abortions, married women as well as women in long term relationships get them even though the father would have stuck around. I would like to see some statistics, but people seem to be assuming that women get abortiond only after one night stands or when the man has run away, which isn't the case. It is also completely hypocritical for those who support abortion to make that argument because they also argue that a woman is allowed to get an abortion even if the father wants to keep the baby, it is a mainstream position for them ( https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/11/men-help-decide-woman-abortion )
  3. Ever since Texas banned abortion, I've come across quite a few Shias on twitter being heavily critical of the new law - giving the impression that Islam is generally in favour of a woman's right to what she wants with her own body. Which is really an absurd position for a Muslim to take, especially in public.
  4. I think that he is talking about the attitudes that people take towards marrying outside of their ethnicity rather than the Islamic position on it.
  5. If a man feels that he is a woman "trapped" in a man's body, do you think he is attracted to men or women? Whether or not he specified that being a 'gay' is the primary reason for permitting this doesn't mean much because the vast majority of transgenders are attracted to the same sex. The bottom line is that it is a disgusting fatwa that opened the door to transgenderism being normalised within the Shi'a world, and sayed Khomayni was the instigator of it. Even in liberal circles in the west they are still debating whether a man who has a sex change is a 'real woman' but for the radical taqlidists in our madhhab, such a person is a 'real woman' - because they believe that not accepting any fatwa of their marja' is tantamount to being against the marja'iyya system. They didn't show the whole clip, but the shaykh near the end, Asad Qasir who is the wakil of sayed Khamene'i gives a load of example of how it is allowed under any circumstances without mentioning that there needs to be a psychological issue. This whole mess makes the passing away of sayed al-Hakim even more painful because he was the one high profile marja' who stood against transgenderism, whilst the others sadly support it, may Allah forgive them.
  6. Apparently they are pelting stones at the house of one of the women's husband's second wife.
  7. Personally I hope for the best and believe there is a slight chance that this version of the Taliban is a bit less extreme than the version from the 90s. However I'm not holding my breath, apparently there are already stories of abuses but I haven't seen any reports about this and so am not sure about their authenticity. Another two decades of a foreign led war will be pointless as the Taliban are clearly by far the strongest force in the country and if the Afghan people really don't want to be under their rule they will need a homegrown resistance movement. We should keep the Afghan people in our prayers, especially the Hazara.
  8. Because firtility symbols or amulets to ward off the 'evil eye' are symbols of shirk. What is the correct terminology for this paganism?
  9. It isn't really about it being shirk or not, obviously if people want to hide the fact that they use pagan symbols and pretend they are something else means that they reject the origin of the symbol. My point is why do this? Especially when people want to make such a big deal about wearing a tie for example because it is imitation of the kuffar but then have no issues taking from the kuffar when it suits them. It is the attitude that is wrong, it makes people hard hearted and stupid because even though they know that something is wrong, because they love it so much they turn their brain off and that will affect other aspects of their religion.
  10. Clarify what? That hand, whether you want to call it a hamsa a khamsa, hand of Fatima, kiff 'Abbas, whatever name you want to give it to divert from its origins, is blatantly the most famous pagan symbol currently in use around the world.
  11. This probably isn't a decision that you can make based on what people tell you online, some people commit sins and repent sincerely whilst others don't. Her past isn't necessarily a reflection or indication on how she is now.
  12. That hand symbol is probably the most commonly used shirki symbol for Shias, but you do see that eye amulet thing quite frequently as well.
  13. wa 'alaykum assalam, If it is bothering you so much, why don't you have it removed or covered?
  14. Do you think that if Iran had never allowed vasectomies or other forms of birth control that the birth rate would have plummeted in the way that it has? I agree that it is a tricky issue but for the greater good of the community birth control should be as limited as possible, couples can practice natural forms of birth control and leave it up to Allah. It isn't only Iran, the most European countries have destroyed themselves and birth control is clearly one of the causes for that.
  15. The Western world have or had their own shari'a which was firmly against this type of behaviour, this movement and its supporters have put the final nail in the coffin of Christianity in the West and after that they will focus more on Islam.
  16. These kinds of books can be found in nurseries and primary schools in the UK, the only reason is to indoctrinate children from a young age to accept this. There is no point even having this discussion, these people are open enemies of God and the people who support them or try to justify their behaviour by drawing absurd comparisons with other sins need to do some serious soul searching. At the very least the Muslims who support the lgtb movement should have some shame and keep it to themselves and no try to misguide others.
  17. Speakers’ Corner stabbing: Counter-terror police hunt attacker after woman in Charlie Hebdo T-shirt slashed No arrests have been made, and police are appealing for witnesses to come forward https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/speakers-corner-stabbing-police-hunt-attacker-woman-charlie-hebdo-t-shirt-1120798
  18. http://www.al-khoei.us/fatawa2/?id=245
  19. From the blog of brother @Islamic Salvation. The Qur’an – A Compendium of Reliable Shīʿa Hadiths Introduction All praise belongs to Allah! I am immensely pleased to announce the publication of my booklet on the Faḍāʾil al-Qurʾān in which I have attempted to gather, translate and comment on the reliable reports having to do with the Qur’an from the Shīʿa Hadith corpus. It is my hope that this work will be of benefit to us all in strengthening our relation with the Qur’an after understanding the status of the Qur’an from the words of our Imams, especially in the face of accusations by some that we as a school have ignored it. The booklet is available for download by clicking the button near the end of the page. Preface What can one say about the Qur’an? It is only right that we deficient ones limit ourselves to quoting descriptions from God, His Prophet who was the primary recipient of the Qur’an, and the Imams of the Ahl al-Bayt who were the ‘counterparts’ of the Qur’an, and that is what this booklet hopes to do. I can proffer some words, however, about what our relation with the Qur’an should be. I speak justifiably of ‘relationship’ because the Qur’an is not exactly inanimate is ‘it’? There are many reports which attribute physicality to it in the next world as we shall see. We are told, for instance, that one of the three that will complain to Allah on the Day of Judgment will be عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا، عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ فَضَّالٍ، عَمَّنْ ذَكَرَهُ: عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عليه السلام، قَالَ: ثَلَاثَةٌ يَشْكُونَ‏ إِلَى اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَ‏: مَسْجِدٌ خَرَابٌ لَا يُصَلِّي فِيهِ أَهْلُهُ، وَعَالِمٌ بَيْنَ جُهَّالٍ، وَمُصْحَفٌ مُعَلَّقٌ‏ قَدْ وَقَعَ عَلَيْهِ الْغُبَارُ لَايُقْرَأُ فِيهِ A suspended (or in a variant: closed) copy of the Qur’an, upon which dust has gathered and which is not read from[1] Isn’t this more characteristic of a spurned associate than a physical object? Better, then, to court the Qur’an like no other and enjoy its constant companionship. This is, after all, what the Prophet {s} instructed the Commander of the Faithful {a} in his final will and testament to him: مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيى‏، عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسى‏، عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ النُّعْمَانِ، عَنْ مُعَاوِيَةَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ، قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عليه السلام يَقُولُ: كَانَ فِي وَصِيَّةِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وآله لِعَلِيٍّ عليه السلام أَنْ قَالَ: يَا عَلِيُّ، أُوصِيكَ فِي نَفْسِكَ بِخِصَالٍ احْفَظْهَا عَنِّي، ثُمَّ قَالَ: اللَّهُمَّ أَعِنْهُ: أَمَّا الْأُولى‏ فَالصِّدْقُ، وَلَا تَخْرُجَنَ‏ (يخرجنّ) مِنْ فِيكَ كَذِبَةٌ أَبَداً … وَعَلَيْكَ بِتِلَاوَةِ الْقُرْآنِ عَلى‏ كُلِّ حَالٍ O ʿAlī, I will unto you certain traits, preserve them from me. Then the Prophet supplicated for ʿAlī saying ‘O Allah assist him (to fulfill this)’ before continuing: As for the first it is truthfulness, no lie should ever emit forth from your mouth … and upon you is to recite the Qur’an under all circumstances …[2] Nothing would be more shameful than for someone to exit this world without finding intimacy in the Qur’an. Imam al-Ṣādiq {a} said: عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ، عَنْ سُلَيْمٍ الْفَرَّاءِ، عَنْ رَجُلٍ: عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عليه السلام، قَالَ: يَنْبَغِي لِلْمُؤْمِنِ أَنْ لَايَمُوتَ حَتّى‏ يَتَعَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ، أَوْ يَكُونَ فِي تَعْلِيمِهِ‏ (تعلّمه) It is incumbent on a believer not to die without having learnt the Qur’an or being in the process of learning it[3] For when all is said and done, and when the final analysis is written, nothing will remain of this temporal world which is fleeting away except the eternal deeds done sincerely for His sake. Imam al-Bāqir {a} tells a story: عَنْهُ‏ (أحمد بن محمّد بن عيسى)، عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ (بن سعيد)، عَنِ النَّضْرِ (بن سويد)، عَنِ الْقَاسِمِ بْنِ سُلَيْمَانَ، عَنْ أَبِي مَرْيَمَ الْأَنْصَارِيِّ، عَنْ جَابِرٍ: عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ عليه السلام، قَالَ: سَمِعْتُهُ يَقُولُ: وَقَعَ مُصْحَفٌ فِي الْبَحْرِ، فَوَجَدُوهُ وَقَدْ ذَهَبَ مَا فِيهِ إِلَّا هذِهِ الْآيَةَ: أَلا إِلَى اللَّهِ تَصِيرُ الْأُمُورُ A Musḥaf (Copy of the Qur’an) fell into the sea, then they found it and all that was in it had gone (become effaced) except this verse “Look! To Allah do all matters return!” (42:53)[4] https://shiiticstudies.com/2021/07/19/the-quran-a-compendium-of-reliable-shia-hadiths/
  20. I can't disagree with anything that you said, I definitely fall into the category of people who avoids going to certain mosques. I will go if I'm with a Sunni friend but more because I think that it will reflect badly on Shias in general for the reasons that you mentioned, but generally I don't go because I feel that there is a lot of hatred towards us coming from the Sunni community and so I don't feel that comfortable when I'm praying amongst them. But you are right in your points and it is something that I and people like me should make an effort to rectify.
  21. Things that are Haram (prohibited) in ‘Haidh’ (Menses) Worship for which wudhu is required, for example: Salat, Fasting, and Tawaaf of Ka’aba. Sex. All the actions that are haram in the state of janabat: It’s Haraam to enter Masjid ul Haram and Masjid un Nabi. Stopping in other mosques and the shrines of Imams is Haraam. Passing through one door and coming out through another door is okay as long as one does not stop in a Masjid or Shrine of Imams. Placing something in the mosque is Haraam, but picking up something is no problem, according to Imam Khomeini. However as per Ayatullah Seestani a woman cannot place something or pick up something while a woman is Junub or when in the state of Haidh. Reciting 4 surahs that contain the Wajib Sajda is Haram: Surah Sajda, Surah Fussilat, Surah Al-Najm and Surah Al-Alaq. According to Imam Khomeini, even reciting one word of the surahs mentioned above in the state of janabat or haidh is haram https://www.al-islam.org/womens-issues-made-simple-batul-s-arastu/haidh-menstruation-or-period The whole point of having an Imam Bargha is so that the rules of the mosque don't apply there.
  22. Salam, From sayed Sistani's site: ٦السؤال: هل يجوز في صلاة الليل أن نصلي الشفع والوتر فقط وليس صلاة الليل كاملة ؟ الجواب: يجوز . https://www.sistani.org/arabic/qa/0552/ Question 6: During salat al-layl are we allowed to only pray the shaf' and the witr rather than the complete salat al-layl? Answer: it is allowed
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