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Hassan-

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    Hassan- got a reaction from Mansur Bakhtiari in The Spy Who Conned Them   
    Great blog brother, I couldn't agree more with what you said. You forgot to mention the verse that was revealed after the Battle of Hunayn. 
    Allah has helped you on many occasions including the day of Hunayn. When you were happy with the number of your men who proved to be of no help to you and the whole vast earth seemed to have no place to hide you (from your enemies) and you turned back in retreat (Surah al-Tawbah, 9:25)
    Allah was talking about Umar, abu bakr and uthman in that verse.
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    Hassan- got a reaction from Mansur Bakhtiari in 10 Days in Iran   
    Your so lucky bro inshallah I'll go myself one day.
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    Hassan- got a reaction from Hameedeh in 10 Days in Iran   
    Your so lucky bro inshallah I'll go myself one day.
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    Hassan- got a reaction from Hidaren in 10 Days in Iran   
    Your so lucky bro inshallah I'll go myself one day.
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    Hassan- got a reaction from PureExistence1 in 10 Days in Iran   
    Your so lucky bro inshallah I'll go myself one day.
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    Hassan- got a reaction from Heavenly_Silk in 10 Days in Iran   
    Your so lucky bro inshallah I'll go myself one day.
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    Hassan- reacted to ShiaMan14 in 10 Days in Iran   
    Inshallah brother.
    It is a beautiful country.
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    Hassan- reacted to wmehar2 in Purpose of Life   
    Well, in my opinion the reason you're not finding your purpose is because of a crippling fear of failure for whatever reasons that spawned them.  They need to be dealt with, confronted or perhaps seeking out someone such as a therapist may assist you.
    You're severely handicapped by that fear.
    I gotta say, I've had a fear of the public, interacting with others outside my comfort zone since I was a child though, it wasn't due to a fear of proving to be less capable much less some kind of social anxiety - this was handled by plunging head first into what I was afraid of to get exposure and to understand that failure can only lead to success if you're able to learn from mistakes.  That is generally what anyone really cares about most in a hired employee.
    If you can't address that issue, then are you prepared to never find your life's true purpose?
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    Hassan- reacted to ShiaMan14 in The Spy Who Conned Them   
    One piece of important evidence I omitted on purpose was the role of Abu Sufiyan after the demise of the Prophet.
    When everyone swore allegiance to Abu Bakr, Abu Sufiyan wanted the caliphate to remain among the children of Abd-manaf. Aba Sufiyan then told `Ali: “O aba al-Hasan, extend your hand that I may pledge allegiance.” But `Ali refused his offer so abu Sufiyan recited poetry depicting the pitiful situation of the two men which led `Ali to rebuke him: “By Allah you only seek to cause trouble and you’ve always wished harm to befall Islam. Leave us, we are not in need of your advice.” (Tabari, Ibn abi al-Hadid).
    What are the chances that Abu Sufiyan made the same offer to Abu Bakr and Umar and some how force them into starting a war with Imam Ali (as). As we can see, the usurping of Fadak and Ridda wars were meant to create civil war and extinguish Islam.
    It looks like Abu Sufiyan was rewarded by giving his sons the governorship of Syria. Is there any other justification?
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    Hassan- reacted to Qa'im in Time Concepts in the Qur’an   
    Most of the Quran is relative-comparative. Its stories usually lack names, dates, places, and chronologies, and are instead filled with archetypal symbols that can be flexibly applied to other situations. It tries to tell the stories in a timeless and universal manner.   The Husayni tragedy in Shii literature is similar - it is mourned by other prophets long before the event, it is mourned by nature (blood rain, blood earth, owls), it is mourned over by millions of angels, and it will be vindicated in the eschatological narrative. Karbala is described in Kamil al-Ziyarat as a piece of heaven on Earth, and as the conduit between heaven and earth (majma` as-samawati wal ard). Its soil is described as a cure, and it is given to the sick, and it is used for prostrations. In Shiism, the visitation of Husayn by one who correctly recognizes his status is considered a Hajj (or seven Hajj, or thousands of Hajj, or more), because the principle of Hajj is total submission and sacrifice, commemorating the sacrifice of Abraham; and Husayn cut his Hajj short to fulfill its end by going to Karbala and willingly giving himself to God. It is said that every grief in Islam is disliked, except for grief over Husayn, and so people forego their personal tragedies to mourn for the primordial epic tragedy. They wear black, abstain from makeup and dye, abstain from laughing, abstain from weddings and festive activities, sometimes for forty days.   Interestingly, there is no record of a relationship between the Imams and the historians, but there is much record of a relationship between the Imams and the poets. The Imams would invite poets to speak on the tragedy, make many supplications for them, add to their poetry, and gift them very generously. This to me says that the aim of the Shii is to find a meaningful and meta-historical route to Husayn, as the horrors of that day were unfathomable, and directed only at those who deserved it the least.   Another thing to keep in mind is that love and suffering are often paired in Islamic literature. There isn't really a concept of "happily ever after" in this world, it is rather seen as a prison of the believer, an abode of trials (dar al-bala'), a fleeting world (dar al-fana'), where the lovers of Ali will suffer the most, so that they may be refined and purified like gold in a furnace. The tradition says that those who suffer the most are the prophets and their successors, then those similar to them, and so on. The constant trial strengthens the faith of a true believer, who learns to lean on God alone.
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    Hassan- reacted to Ibn al-Hussain in Time Concepts in the Qur’an   
    Dr. Pakatchi mentions this verse in his talk near the end just to argue that this verse cannot even be the subject of typical historical discussion as it is outside its scope. Meaning, these six-days or periods of time are not historical time and the reference to days and periods in this verse are not as we know them to be and what we are typically concerned with in the subject of history (i.e. 24 hour days).
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    Hassan- got a reaction from ShiaMan14 in The Spy Who Conned Them   
    Great blog brother, I couldn't agree more with what you said. You forgot to mention the verse that was revealed after the Battle of Hunayn. 
    Allah has helped you on many occasions including the day of Hunayn. When you were happy with the number of your men who proved to be of no help to you and the whole vast earth seemed to have no place to hide you (from your enemies) and you turned back in retreat (Surah al-Tawbah, 9:25)
    Allah was talking about Umar, abu bakr and uthman in that verse.
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    Hassan- reacted to Hannibal in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    Salams,
    I've been on Shiachat since 2001 which makes it about 16 years now for me. I was there when there was just IRC. I would add that one of the major reasons why this is happening is because many of the more dedicated and mature writers got married, had kids and took on full-time jobs. What happens is that a lot of people lose their initial passion, go through struggles, breakdowns and become too busy to partake on a forum. Writing quality posts on Shiachat takes a lot of time. I remember in many of my past debates one post could take me up to 10-12 hours to write as it required lots of research. So our hectic lives simply do not allow us to contribute as much. 
    I think if our communities were smart, they would hire people full time to participate and write on these platforms. The wahhabis do it, why not us?
    Regardless, I don't believe quality discussions can take place on whatsapp or twitter. Those platforms do not allow sophisticated and well researched/well-sourced discussions to take place. So shiachat, I believe, will continue to serve its purpose.
    I have been thinking a lot about coming back as I owe this platform quite a bit for my own growth when I was younger. I will try to make small contributions for now and see where it takes me.
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    Hassan- got a reaction from Fatima NMA in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    @eThErEaL was a smart guy I wonder where he went.
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    Hassan- reacted to Hameedeh in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    @eThErEaL has been gone only 2 months, so it's not like he left. Maybe he is busy or traveling. InShaAllah. 
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    Hassan- got a reaction from ZhugeLiang in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    I've also noticed by browsing some of the old topics that there are many banned members with high post counts. I don't know what they did to get banned, but maybe limiting the ban to maybe 1 year so these people that were once active on SC aren't gone forever?
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    Hassan- got a reaction from starlight in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    I've also noticed by browsing some of the old topics that there are many banned members with high post counts. I don't know what they did to get banned, but maybe limiting the ban to maybe 1 year so these people that were once active on SC aren't gone forever?
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    Hassan- got a reaction from Heavenly_Silk in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    I've also noticed by browsing some of the old topics that there are many banned members with high post counts. I don't know what they did to get banned, but maybe limiting the ban to maybe 1 year so these people that were once active on SC aren't gone forever?
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    Hassan- reacted to Ibn al-Hussain in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    I don't think that is the case. Since I've come to the seminary, I realized that there are a plethora of topics that are being discussed or can be discussed, or a lot of new insight that can be shed on topics, even on previously discussed topics. Most of these discussions are taking place, but they never make their way into the Western world for various reasons. 
    For example, the role of history in our understanding of jurisprudence and its application, the role of ethics and human rights in our application of Islamic law, the role of the intellect in our day to day life - how balanced do we have to be between using our intellect and relying on faith. These are topics that require some degree of knowledge - but previously we had a decent number of members who would have been able to engage in these discussions.
    However other social and family related issues like role of women and men in a society and within a family (old topic, but a lot of new light can be shed here, given recent changes in society's understanding), dealing with domestic violence and abuse, the future of our children's education in the West, the doubts and challenges millennials are facing etc. there are all these issues that can and should be discussed with more innovative perceptions. Some of the blog posts Br. @Qa'im makes on his blog are of extreme importance today. They should perhaps be discussed further on the forums.
    Obviously you also have the Qur'anic and Hadith related topics as well that never get old and there is always new developments happening there, but once again it just seems there are not enough people of caliber left to engage in these sort of discussions.
    This has been my observation.
    Wassalam
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    Hassan- got a reaction from yolanda313786 in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    @eThErEaL was a smart guy I wonder where he went.
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    Hassan- got a reaction from Bakir in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    @eThErEaL was a smart guy I wonder where he went.
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    Hassan- got a reaction from hasanhh in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    I've also noticed by browsing some of the old topics that there are many banned members with high post counts. I don't know what they did to get banned, but maybe limiting the ban to maybe 1 year so these people that were once active on SC aren't gone forever?
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