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Zaynab McCabe

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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from Ali.Isa in Haram For Female To Ride Horse   
    I had read it before and was told by a Shia as well.
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    Zaynab McCabe reacted to Hameedeh in A warning to all ShiaChat members   
    @everyone @Zaynab McCabe and @Rohani are NOT shady people. That is slander and the guest who said that is incorrect. 
    ShiaChat has always informed people to be safe, especially sisters. This is a thread that was pinned in the past, but we know members don't like having to scroll past a multitude of pinned threads: 
    https://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/234940364-internet-safety-beware/
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from 2Timeless in [Closed/Review]A Heads Up   
    Salaam alaykom,
    I urge all to be careful to accuse people without certain proof. This Instagram channel is a new one, her other account she choose to leave for some time. 
    As for her non hijabi pic please rem this is a convert sister in which if someone wanted to slander and hurt her would clearly be able to pull these pictures from past. 
    Now saying that I checked this so called chanel that's new and if you glaze throught her followers and following you may see something a bit odd... not going into it but I wouldn't take this as proof..  maybe a slander account to a modest sister. 
    May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) help us all. 
    Ya Rab Hasten the reappearance of Imam Mahdi!!
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in [Closed/Review]A Heads Up   
    Salaam alaykom,
    I urge all to be careful to accuse people without certain proof. This Instagram channel is a new one, her other account she choose to leave for some time. 
    As for her non hijabi pic please rem this is a convert sister in which if someone wanted to slander and hurt her would clearly be able to pull these pictures from past. 
    Now saying that I checked this so called chanel that's new and if you glaze throught her followers and following you may see something a bit odd... not going into it but I wouldn't take this as proof..  maybe a slander account to a modest sister. 
    May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) help us all. 
    Ya Rab Hasten the reappearance of Imam Mahdi!!
  5. Completely Agree
    Zaynab McCabe reacted to Rohani in [Closed/Review]A Heads Up   
    O ye who believe! Shun much suspicion; for lo! some suspicion is a crime. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you love to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Ye abhor that (so abhor the other)! And keep your duty (to Allah). Lo! Allah is Relenting, Merciful. (49:12)
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    Zaynab McCabe reacted to Abu Hadi in Hijab and AI. URGENT. Please Read!   
    Salam Alekum, 
    Approximately 3 months ago, there was a computer program that was made that has the ability to create nude pictures of women, even if they are fully clothed. It uses AI (Artificial Intelligence) to guess what a women would look like without cloths based on the form of the women's body and it joins this data with female anatomic data plus a learning algorithm, that means the computer gets better and more accurate at producing these images with each successive set produced. The result is very accurate and realistic image or images of the women. Why am I telling you this. 
    Sisters who either don't wear hijab or wear the 'Dearborn style' hijab , covered hair and tight cloths all over, and in danger of someone taking pictures of them and then using the program (I'm not going to give any more specific information about the program, so don't ask me. I would rather have you not believe me than to reveal more details. ) to process the images to produce nude photos of them without their consent or knowledge. Sisters who wear proper hijab are not at risk, at this point. There's another reason to wear proper hijab (Oh, besides it being wajib, it's wajib for a reason). I'm not going to lecture about that at this point. 
    The point is that sisters, you need to be very aware of who is around you and who is taking pictures of you. Don't go into a full panic about this. You need to exercise some caution though. If you notice someone around you who is taking pictures of you from multiple angles (it takes more than just one image for this program to work), please figure out a way to stop the person or leave the area. Also, if I were a sister, especially a younger one, I would avoid public places where alot of tourists go, because this is the perfect cover for these animals in human form who are trying to take advantage of this situation to humiliate and exploit women. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) punish those who would do this to our Muslim sisters or any women actually. 
    I am saying sisters because this program was written specifically to process female images in this way. It will not work with male images. Some of you know that I work in IT and I have some collegues who work at Google, yes that Google, and I can tell you that they are aware of how damaging this code could be if it gets widespread and they are actively trying to stop it from being downloaded. The problem is that the original programmer who uploaded it to a public site (Github) left it there for a few weeks, then took it down after realizing that this is something that could be very damaging to many women. But before they could take it down it was downloaded over 30,000 times, which means it is out there. So please, again, don't panic, but be careful and aware of your environment and if you don't know someone very well, don't allow them to take pictures of you from multiple angles. Please share this with your friends who are not on ShiaChat to make them aware. 
    Oh, and one other thing. If there are some out there who know what program I am talking about and post details about it or links to it, I will not only ban you permenantly, but we have more details about you (behind the scenes). I will share that information with authorities. I hope that is clear. Don't do it. 
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from shia farm girl in Women In The Nahjul Balagha   
    Allah knows best to what her intent was when she wrote those 2 sentences. You girls may be right, but I'm one to always look at it from a positive perspective and get something good out of it.
    Those 2 sentences make sense in some way, if you look at when she wrote this may be she was talking about the future for both genders (not that its correct). I believe many woman here in the west walk around 1/2 undressed in order to find "love" sadly most (not ALL) men will go after her in a sexual manner (their own satisfaction, with no care)
    I'm not sure to if the author was muslim or not, and may be they could see more then we could have in the future to the genders.Again Allah knows best, though if they are not muslim and only gathered a neg. aspect of genders they must not have understood this book at all!
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from shia farm girl in Women In The Nahjul Balagha   
    I don't believe the author was saying one way or the other is better. Woman and man was made dif from each other. For both need yo grow closer to Allah but getting a hold of these natural essence and using them. I will write more later but ill say one mote things and that is tho woman is deficient in faith from prayer this doesn't mean she is less faith it means she will use other means to keep her faith strong.
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from shia farm girl in Women In The Nahjul Balagha   
    I believe what the author is trying to say about "woman only alive to be a lover" is May be 2 things 1 a woman was built for a man (love)
    2 a woman if given the right attention to their essence of nature is built/ created with love (emotion) not just for the man but her children as well.
    As foe the man part I thinks she's trying to say a man has a animal side to them which a man can contain. He must learn to contain this. Man has ego and this is a lot of men's struggle.
    As woman deal with emotion I believe each woman can strive to control these emotions. Not every woman can.
    Once we right our own nafs then we can start to get closer to Allah. (ego,emotions, jealousy etc)
  10. My Prayers
    Zaynab McCabe reacted to Ashvazdanghe in Converts to Islam   
    Russian translator of Qur'an passes away
    https://en.abna24.com/news//russian-translator-of-Qur'an-passes-away_973446.html
    September 3, 2019 - 12:29 PM News Code : 973446 Source : IQNALink: 

     
    A Russian convert to Islam who translated of the Qur'an into the Russian language died at the age of 76. 
    Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): A Russian convert to Islam who translated of the Qur'an into the Russian language died at the age of 76. 

    According to RT Arabic, Valeria Porokhova died on Monday. 

    Her rendering of the Qur'an has been hailed as one of the most beautiful translations that has remained very faithful to the original text. 

    Porokhova was born in Tsarskoye Selo, Russia. She was an Orthodox Christian who embraced Islam after marrying a Syrian Muslim scholar and moving to Damascus in 1985. 

    There she started working on translation of Qur'an. The translation was supervised by scholars from Syria and other Arab countries. Famous Islamic experts note that her translation of Qur'an is not only accurate, but is also made in poetical form. It is closer to the original than all the previous Russian translations. The translation was finished in 1991 and submitted to the Islamic academy Al-Azhar for review. 

    She said in an interview in 2011, “When I read the Qur'an, I felt in love with it, which made me translate it into Russian”. 

    She also admitted that she found a lot of difficulties, but scholars like Sheikh Ahmad Kaftaro, the former Mufti of Syria, and his son Sheikh Mahmoud Kaftaro helped her a lot thorough her work. 
  11. My Prayers
    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Official Ramadan 2019 Discussion Thread   
    Salaam alaykom,
    Ramadan Mubarak!
    Please check out my YouTube for Ramadan Qur'an reflections! Next one will be posted today and in description I will also leave the sister that is doing these with me so you may check her stuff out too, of course she is much more knowledgeable than I. So please forgive my shortcomings.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS42o4w16ZDR27qf1fS23ug
    Allah accept your amaals and fasts. Ameen. 
  12. My Prayers
    Zaynab McCabe reacted to Hameedeh in Official Ramadan 2019 Discussion Thread   
    Daily duas for the Holy Month of Ramadan. http://www.duas.org/ramazan/Ramadhan30.htm
    Starting the Fast- Saher. http://www.duas.org/ramstart.htm
    Ending The Fast- Iftaar. http://www.duas.org/iftaar.htm
    Amal for the Holy Month of Ramadan. http://www.duas.org/ramadhan.htm 
    Whispered Prayer of the Repenters (Munajat Taibeen) - Hussain Ghareeb
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxB2HjAdwaw
    Fast of the Month of Ramadhan: Philosophy and Ahkam  Get PDF
    https://www.al-Islam.org/fast-month-ramadhan-philosophy-and-ahkam-yasin-t-al-jibouri
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    Zaynab McCabe reacted to Ashvazdanghe in Official Ramadan 2019 Discussion Thread   
    Iftar Celebration in DCA (Dyanat Center America )

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Great Mosque of Sanaʽa Yemen

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
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    Turkey waking of with drums for Suhoor by 60 years old father Rasim Kaya  & his son Azat Kaya
    in Sarıkamış  Kars
    http://fa.abna24.com/news/اخبار-اروپا/آئین-دهل‌زنی-برای-بیدار-کردن-مردم-در-سحرهای-ماه-رمضان-در-ق_751308.html
        Moscow  Russia
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  14. My Prayers
    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from Hameedeh in Give a Salawat! [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    اللّهُمّ صَلّ عَلَى مُحَمّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمّدٍ O Allah: (please do) bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Give a Salawat! [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    اللّهُمّ صَلّ عَلَى مُحَمّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمّدٍ O Allah: (please do) bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from 1EmaanA in Revert and Married to an unbeliever- Now what?   
    Salaam alaykom,
    The answer I believe has already been given and she alhumdulelah has accepted the fatwa on this. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) help you dear sister and may He grant you much blessings for you very humble and obiedant position to this situation. 
    A note to shiachat: maybe there is a way to restrict personal opinion, and if someone if to give advise that is in need of marja this must be given not mire opinion. I know this is harder to implement but it would stop all the arguments amoung the members and cause a unity in sha Allah then causing hurt feelings and disunity. And to end my 2 cents admins have done a good job in improving shiachat, keep up the excellent work!
    Fee aman Allah 
    Sr. Zaynab 
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    Zaynab McCabe reacted to Reza in An Administrator Announcement   
    My Fellow ShiaChatters:
    It has come to my attention that our beloved ShiaChat is under attack. 
    In an unprecedented, never before seen manner in the 20 years of this site, people have decided to disagree on stuff, say mean things to one another, be petty, immature, and self-righteous, and make low quality useless posts. 
    To address this calamity befallen us, ShiaChat administration has developed the below emergency plan for you all: 
    1. Don't use public discussion topics as an outlet for your private proxy battles. It's not fair to the topic, to other posters, and yourself. 
    2. If you have an issue with a member, privately contact that member by PM. Additionally, you can add a staff member to the PM as a mediator. Or just ignore.
    3. People are free to enter, leave, and participate in a discussion topic in any matter they see fit, as long as it's within the rules. Does anybody bother to read them?
    4. Report or respond, but not both. Reporting a post indicates that you want a mod to edit or remove that post. Responding means you're ok with the post being publically viewable, as you're validating it's existence with a response. If you report a post but respond to it anyway, then more respond to it, what do you expect mods to do? Hide lots of posts, then having to deal with the crybabies afterward?
    5. If you give an opinion (especially a minority opinion) expect to get challenged from many sides. There are two extremes, those who post useless chickenscratch sentences and others who go on long copy/paste sprees. Just write one good, solid paragraph and cite a few sources. If youre not up for the challenge, then proceed with caution.
    6. Stop playing the victim. Even if you somebody says something mean about you, victimhood is your own creation, not theirs.  
    7. Bots and trolls exist, but it's not the responsibility of vigilantes. Admins and mods look at posting trends, IP addresses, etc to make these determinations. The only bots I see are the mods working tirelessly in a robotic fashion to keep this place running.
    8. People need to stop referring to others like they are destroying the religion. 
    9. If you want a discussion where everyone agrees with you, then start a club or have a PM chat. 
    10. Stop talking about abstract concepts like love, respect, faith, patience, etc. Prove it with action. Like for example, if mods tell you to stop something, you actually stop. And actually following the rules. 
    11. ShiaChat mods and admins give no special preference to members, no matter how long they've been a member, or how popular they are. 
    12. Do NOT describe or argue mod actions in public. Do it by PM.
    13. There are certain sensitivities of a Shia majority forum you should follow.
    14. Opinions are one thing, but slander is another, and if you worry you're crossing the line, you probably are. 
    15. Think about the experience of others on the site. 
    And lastly:
    16. Let's thank everyone on the site for their participation, good posts, and friendly advice. Also to all the mods for their hard work, despite what they deal with. 
    AND....if behavior doesn't change, I will personally drop the hammer myself. I'm merciful but no pacifist.

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    Zaynab McCabe reacted to Ashvazdanghe in Converts to Islam   
    Christian woman converts to Islam at Imam Reza (عليه السلام) Holy Shrine
    January 28, 2019 - 3:46 PM News Code : 926709 Source : AQRLink:    Imam Reza’s holy shrine located in the Iranian city of Mashhad has always been a venue for newly converted Muslims to express their faith in Islam. Astan News has taken a look at the life of a Christian lady from Peru who has recently converted to the religion of Islam. 
    Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): Imam Reza’s holy shrine located in the Iranian city of Mashhad has always been a venue for newly converted Muslims to express their faith in Islam. Astan News has taken a look at the life of a Christian lady from Peru who has recently converted to the religion of Islam. 

    To Sheila Margass from Peru, conversion to Islam has not been an accident, but a choice. Now, a new experience has made her even more resolute in her quest for Islam. 

    After her conversion to Islam, Sheila has paid a visit to Iran’s city of Mashhad, which is home to the shrine of one of the most revered figures in Islam, especially among Iranians, Imam Reza, who is the eighth Imam in Shia Islam. 

    The newly converted Muslim says her journey to Mashhad has increased her faith in her new religion. 

    "At this sacred place, wishes are closer to fulfilment, and I can feel the presence of God here," said Sheila, while addressing a meeting themed with challenges facing Muslim converts in the West. 

    Attended by students from Australia, the meeting was hosted by Astan Quds Razavi's Department of Non-Iranian Pilgrims located at Imam Reza's holy shrine. 

    “I prayed for all my family members, relatives and friends during my visit to the holy Shrine of Imam Reza. I felt a deep and unexplainable sense of spirituality,” stated Sheila. 

    She said people in Mashhad are so welcoming toward Muslim converts. “When the staff of Imam Reza's Shrine found out that I had converted to Islam, they welcomed me with open arms,” she said. “It is very interesting for me to see waves of pilgrims flock to Imam Reza's shrine and whisper their wishes to the eighth Shia Imam.” 

    Sheila also highlighted the sufferings she and her fellow Muslim converts in the West go through. “Islam has changed my lifestyle. After I became Muslim, I showed up in public places wearing hijab based on Islamic dress code. Since hijab clearly defines my religion, I receive mixed reactions from people around me, and sometimes, people’s comments put me under pressure. But thank God, I managed to overcome the problems,” said the Peruvian Muslim. 

    Sheila said that halal meat is hardly available in the West, and that has led her to resort to a vegetarian diet. “Shops sell meats that are not allowed in Islam such as pork meat,” she remarked. 

    However, there was even a bigger challenge Sheila had to face. “It was my family's opposition to my conversion to Islam, especially my mother who is a radical Catholic,” explained Sheila. 

    “My mom refused to come with me when I asked her to see inside a mosque,” Sheila recalled. Sheila’s mother has got along with her daughter’s case, but still, she hopes that Sheila will once return to Christianity. “This will never happen,” asserted Sheila. 

    The Peruvian young woman has been constantly criticized by her friends and family members over her Islamic dress code. “Some people ask me why I should put up with all the trouble of wearing a headscarf, but I tell them that’s my choice and I love it.” 

    “Initially, it was difficult for me to maintain my hijab. However, now I cannot put it aside, because it has become part of my identity, and I’m interested in it. I believe that a woman with hijab can communicate comfortably with people around her,” argued the Peruvian Muslim. 
    http://en.abna24.com/news//Christian-woman-converts-to-Islam-at-Imam-reza-as-holy-shrine_926709.html
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from Sirius_Bright in Revert and Married to an unbeliever- Now what?   
    Salaam alaykom,
    The answer I believe has already been given and she alhumdulelah has accepted the fatwa on this. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) help you dear sister and may He grant you much blessings for you very humble and obiedant position to this situation. 
    A note to shiachat: maybe there is a way to restrict personal opinion, and if someone if to give advise that is in need of marja this must be given not mire opinion. I know this is harder to implement but it would stop all the arguments amoung the members and cause a unity in sha Allah then causing hurt feelings and disunity. And to end my 2 cents admins have done a good job in improving shiachat, keep up the excellent work!
    Fee aman Allah 
    Sr. Zaynab 
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Iranian Films   
    http://en.ifilmtv.com
    Not all on here is great but there are several with good moral meanings 
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from Ralvi in Unity week   
    Salaam alaykom
    Unity is being together or at one with someone or something. It's the opposite of being divided. This is a word for togetherness or oneness.
    Even though we have our difference this should not divide us as a ummah. 
    There is no need to become divided as the division causes only loss as we have clearly seen. Living in unity is not to start following their way it just means no division. No need to conform to their ways but we all believe in Allah and the messenger.
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from Ralvi in Quran reflection 1   
    Salaam alaykom wa rahmatullahe wa barakatuh,
    Here is my first Quran reflection lecture I hope you enjoy. 
    Bismillah 
     
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    Zaynab McCabe reacted to Ashvazdanghe in Converts to Islam   
    Italian Christian converts to Islam at Imam Reza (عليه السلام) Holy Shrine
    http://en.abna24.com/news//italian-christian-converts-to-Islam-at-Imam-reza-as-holy-shrine_924956.html
    January 15, 2019 - 5:40 PM News Code : 924956 Source : AQRLink:    A Christian youth from Italy has converted to Islam after visiting the holy shrine of the eighth Imam of Shia Islam, Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (عليه السلام), located in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad. 
    In a show of love to Imam Reza (عليه السلام), the Italian pilgrim changed his name to Reza. Astan Quds has sat with the Italian youth and talked to him about his motivations for becoming a Muslim. 

    26-year-old Carmelo Coco is from the Italian island of Sicily. He officially declared his faith in Islam and converted to the religion during a special ritual held at the Department of Non-Iranian Pilgrims of Astan Quds Razavi. 
     
    The newly converted Muslim told Astan News about his life-changing decision. “There was a mosque near my workplace. Every day, I could hear the sound of the prayer call echoing from the mosque’s loudspeakers three times a day. The soothing sound gave me nice feeling. Somehow, I felt really attached to it,” said Carmelo. 

    The intriguing sound finally lured the Italian youth to the mosque, where he became acquainted with a number of Muslims who prayed there. “However, I did not have any information about their religion and beliefs,” admitted Carmelo. 

    The turning point in Carmelo’s life started with a traumatic accident. “Last year, I made a harsh accident and went into a coma. Doctors had lost hope in my recovery,” recalled Carmelo. Amid all the disappointment with Carmelo’s survival, there shone a glimmer of hope. “One of my Muslim friends would sit by my side every day and recite the holy Qur'an for me,” explained Carmelo. 
     
    The sound was as soothing as the prayer call he had heard from the Mosque. “In the dream world, I could hear the relaxing sound, and it gave me a sense of revival,” he said. To everyone’s surprise, Carmelo gets back to life after a few days. “When I regained consciousness, doctors were shocked and considered this a divine miracle,” recalled Carmelo with a shivering tone. 

    After his recovery, Carmelo’s life changed dramatically. He owed his life to the “relaxing sound of the Qur'an.” He became interested in listening to verses from the holy Qur'an. “So, unwittingly, I was treading on a path from which I never wanted to return,” said the Italian Muslim. 
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from Son of Placid in Christmas   
    Wa alaykom salaam,
    Yes i have seen it practise a lot for material reasons, actually the story you shared (though not a fan of the source) showed just that.... kids asking a lie (santa) for many toys... I dont believe in lying to your child and Islam supports me in this too. 
    How many watched our full lect? It's not just because of the materialistic things in Christmas it is that it is a religious holiday other than ours... and though we have very high respect for Prophet isa AS we can not promote and I encourage other religious holidays... and if you say it's for cultural thing well it does hold a lot of bad culture things as most holidays that are secularlised. 
    I quote:
    “We follow Imam Ali, who told us to respect other cultures,” 
    yes absolutley!! But that doesnt me we do them... it means we respect it but no need to conform to its ways, this is how we have and will lose our identity!
    I quote:
    "But just as it has for many secular Americans, the commercial appeal of Christmas has proved strong for many non-Christians here"
    so to conclude I dont believe I celebrating the holiday, however being respectful to this holiday in particular as it is a celebration of Isa AS is a must! We can have respect for sure and we should but it does not mean we go and do it! 
    I hope I answered sufficiently if not I pray someone can for you. 
    oh by the way I think it's perfectly find to return the holiday greetings!
    merry Christmas to our Christian neighbors and family!
  25. Completely Agree
    Zaynab McCabe reacted to Soldiers and Saffron in Christmas   
    As a muslim I am frustrated to see what has become of the celebration of prophet Issah(as) and how far away it is from his way of living and the teachings he gave. 
    If I was a christian, I would probably be furious to see how the date has not only been moved to adapt to pagans, but also gotten very strongly influenced by their religions as well as hijacked by the consumerism culture of today.
     
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