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Everything posted by Ali_Hussain

  1. Loads of Iranians (in the west at least) are openly antagonistic towards Islam. In their case it is possible that they were torn between belief and disbelief and the aftermath of the revolution pushed them towards the latter. It's hard to think that the number would have been significantly higher had the revolution not occured, but Allahu a'lam.
  2. In the UK, people who originate from South Asia make up the majority of Muslims, so it is normal that they will be the majority when it comes to extremism. I'm sure if you lived in France you'd say the same about the Algerians or the Moroccans in Belgium or the Turks in Germany. Arabs made up the bulk of foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq. Having said that, I do still agree with you that there is a cultural issue that makes extremist beliefs more widespread in the south Asian community. Here is a recent incident that says it all: https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/sri-lankan-manager-killed-by-mob-workers-pakistan-garment-factory-2021-12-03/
  3. Joe Rogan had quite an interesting discussion about covid recently, it is quite long but the first half hour alone is very informative and worth a listen. This is the guest: https://www.uscjournal.com/authors/peter-mccullough
  4. I'm not sure, I'm a bit out of the loop. Do you ever watch Safeer TV? They have some decent content, there is quite a good show called 'It Takes Two' in which they discuss contemporary issues, it's quite interesting and the guests tend to speak quite honestly about these issues. https://youtube.com/c/safeertelevision
  5. wa 'alaykum assalam, They have two other channels it seems, one for documentaries and one for Reborn. As for the main channel, it seems to have been terminated
  6. If you mean the Messi that we see today at PSG, then he obviously isn't the player that he once was and to make out that he is, is overrating him. However given his performances in his late teens through to his early thirties, there is no overrating, he was arguably the best ever.
  7. Check this article out for a bit more info on the subject: https://bliis.org/research/malcolm-x-twelve-imams-extremist-shiites/
  8. wa 'alaylum assalam, Just from doing a Google check, there are Shias in Qatar, mainly from Bahrain, SA and Iran. They are fairly well established there and mosques and husayniyas and members of parliament. The city where you are came up as a place where Shias are found, but I couldn't find any addresses. You may need to find some Shias on the ground for exact info.
  9. I didn't say that the fatwa was embarrassing I said that the ones issuing them are embarrassed that the world will know what they believe on a specific issue. I also said that depicting Abu Bakr and co. as being black subsaharan Africans is embarrassing, the worst thing is that the people who support the film also believe that it is ok. Basically, as usual, Shias just being embarrassing.
  10. Leaving aside the embarrassing levels of racism in the trailer alone, I don't really agree with fatawa banning the viewing of this film. The issue is that most people, the maraji' included, don't disagree with the events as we can assume will be depicted in the film, they are just embarrassed that Sunnis will know what they believe and that isn't a valid enough reason to prevent people watching something.
  11. If you read the article it talks about the "Sunni block" refering to the Sunni members of parliament.
  12. Even though they are underrepresented as a group, they do have ministers in the Iranian parliament. https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/464124/Parliamentary-bloc-thanks-Leader-for-naming-Sunni-as-Iran-s-Navy
  13. 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
  14. 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 )
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Apparently they are pelting stones at the house of one of the women's husband's second wife.
  19. 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.
  20. Because firtility symbols or amulets to ward off the 'evil eye' are symbols of shirk. What is the correct terminology for this paganism?
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
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