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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from Rohani in Helping the orphans   
    I have started a fundraiser all proceeds will go to the orphans in Iraq. Highest charity giver on Feb 19th at 7 cmt time will be the winner to a beautiful gift. Gift revealed Jan 19th by why wait donate now and give an orphan in Iraq your support. Please visit my page. 
    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/orphansiniraqneedourhelp
    "They ask thee what they should spend (In charity). Say: Whatever ye spend that is good, is for parents and kindred and orphans and those in want and for." (2:215)
    "They perform (their) vows, and they fear a Day whose evil flies far and wide. And they feed, for the love of Allah, the indigent, the orphan, and the captive -(Saying): We feed you for the sake of Allah alone, no reward do we desire from you or thanks. We only fear a Day of distressful Wrath from the side of our Lord."(76: 7-10)
    "And as for man, when his Lord tries him, then treats him with honor and makes him lead an easy life, he says: My Lord honors me. But when He tries him (differently), then straitens to him his means of subsistence, he says: My Lord has disgraced me. Nay! But you do not honor the orphan. Nor do you urge one another to feed the poor…" (89:15-18)
    "…It is righteousness- to believe in Allah and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers; to spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer…" (2:177)
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from shadow_of_light in Helping the orphans   
    I have started a fundraiser all proceeds will go to the orphans in Iraq. Highest charity giver on Feb 19th at 7 cmt time will be the winner to a beautiful gift. Gift revealed Jan 19th by why wait donate now and give an orphan in Iraq your support. Please visit my page. 
    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/orphansiniraqneedourhelp
    "They ask thee what they should spend (In charity). Say: Whatever ye spend that is good, is for parents and kindred and orphans and those in want and for." (2:215)
    "They perform (their) vows, and they fear a Day whose evil flies far and wide. And they feed, for the love of Allah, the indigent, the orphan, and the captive -(Saying): We feed you for the sake of Allah alone, no reward do we desire from you or thanks. We only fear a Day of distressful Wrath from the side of our Lord."(76: 7-10)
    "And as for man, when his Lord tries him, then treats him with honor and makes him lead an easy life, he says: My Lord honors me. But when He tries him (differently), then straitens to him his means of subsistence, he says: My Lord has disgraced me. Nay! But you do not honor the orphan. Nor do you urge one another to feed the poor…" (89:15-18)
    "…It is righteousness- to believe in Allah and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers; to spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer…" (2:177)
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from ali_fatheroforphans in What Does Islam Say About Free Will   
    Question:
    What does Islam say about free will and determinism/predestination? Is there a contradiction?

    Answer:
    Shi’a theologians following the teachings of Ahlul-Bayt (a.s) reject both the dogma of absolute determinism as well as absolute free will. They believe in a matter in between. That means man has a free will in the matter of his actions although his free will is by divine decree. Because God is the ultimate and independent cause of all causes it is correct to relate all that exists to God (monotheism in acts). Similarly, because God has granted man free will in his actions, it is also correct to relate the actions of man to his own choice. For instance, God states in the Quran that He is Sustainer of all that is in the earth (11:6) and at the same time holds man responsible for the sustanence of his family (2:233).
    Imam Sadiq (a.s) said: “Whatever that you could blame man for it, is his action and whatever you could not blame him for it, is the act of God. God blames man for drinking alcohol, committing adultery etc. Thus, these are the acts of man. However, God does not blame man why he is sick or why his skin colour is black or fair. Thus, these are the acts of God.” [beharul-Anwaar vol.5 p.58].
    The Imam was also asked about the meaning of ‘a matter in between’. His reply was: “The example of it is, if you see a man committing a sin and you advise him to refrain from it, yet he does not pay any heed to your advice. Surely, just because he didn’t listen to you, it cannot be said that you forced him to sin.” [ibid, p.83]
    Imam Hadi (a.s) quoting from Imam Sadiq (a.s) said: “People with regards to ‘destiny’ are of three categories: The first is the one who assumes that Allah has given full authority to him. This (person) has weakened God in His kingdom, thus, he is perished. The second is the one who assumes that God has forced people to sin and He has held them responsible over things that they have no power over. This (person) is unfair to God in His judgment, thus he is perished. The third is the one who assumes God has held people responsible for what they do and does not hold them responsible for what they have no power over. Then when he does something good, he praises God and when he does something evil, he seeks God’s forgiveness. This (person) is a mature Muslim.”
    A Muslim should also believe that the decree of God on the matters that are beyond one’s choice, is always eventually beneficial for a believer. The Prophet of Islam (P) once so smiled that his blessed molar teeth were shown. The Messenger of God was asked for his smile. He replied: “I wonder about the affairs of a Muslim that there is no divine decree about him but eventually it will be to his benefit.”
    Answered by: Sheikh Mansour Leghaei

    Question:
    This issue about free will always arises and feels like it contradicts with God being all-knowing and just. Does God know whether we go to heaven or Hell before he creates us? If so, then how is God just when he creates us even though we will end up in Hell? If not, then how is God all-knowing?
    Answer:
    God is aware of the choices we will make in this life. However, He is aware that we will make all these choices through our own free will. Just because God knows what we will choose, this does not detract from our free will. For example, if you are standing on the roof of a high building and you see two cars approaching from different streets and know they are about to crash, and then they do crash, your knowledge of this event does not detract from the free will of the two drivers and it is not your fault that they crashed. Similarly, God knowing what we will choose does not force us to choose one way or another. So our actions are done through our own free will, and therefore we are liable to being punished or rewarded for them, and accordingly God, in His Justice, rewards or punishes us.
    God does not create people for Hell, but it is part of a perfect system of creation that free will should exist. It is easy to imagine that a world without free will would be a meaningless world, and so part of the perfection of the system of creation is the presence of free will. Free will then means that some people will choose the wrong path and end up in Hell through their own choices. To not give these people life in the first place would detract from the perfect system of creation, and it would mean God would only create good people who go to heaven, and this again would mean no free will and an imperfect system.
    Answered by: Dr Ali Alsamail
    Certified by: Sheikh Mansour Leghaei
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from Ali_Hussain in Translation? Aribic to eng   
    JazakAllah brother. 
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    Zaynab McCabe reacted to narsis in Medical ethics   
    Bismillah.
    Salaam.
    I hope these articles to be beneficial:
    http://www.shomali.net/index.php/component/content/article/20-publications/papers/2012/21-islamic-bioethics-a-general-scheme
    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=10&ved=0ahUKEwiyhNPZpeHKAhWm9HIKHfv7D8gQFghJMAk&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.qom.ac.ir%2FPortal%2FFile%2FShowFile.aspx%3FID%3D6c1779ab-b5a7-4ce5-8bfe-d7bd4e29f05c&usg=AFQjCNFhQojFZ2q_MT-345nJKUYWGY5Cfg&sig2=hmyFIRp3utPN5C1FgQ17dQ&cad=rja
    With Duas.
    Narsis.
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from Hameedeh in Medical ethics   
    Can anyone post vid or articles on Shia medical ethics? Could be comparison btwn Islam and secular countries but doesn't have to be. 
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from Ali.Isa in Will We Ever Be Able To See Allah Swt?   
    If you search for Allah SWT you will see him but not with the limited eye. Understanding Allah SWT is first and how we are here in this world is what you must seek. 
     
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from shia farm girl in Shia mystic.   
    Salaam
    Nice site starting up InshaAllah a good benefit to us all. 
    http://shiamystic.com/home
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from _Fatima in Shia mystic.   
    Salaam
    Nice site starting up InshaAllah a good benefit to us all. 
    http://shiamystic.com/home
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from Hameedeh in Shia mystic.   
    Salaam
    Nice site starting up InshaAllah a good benefit to us all. 
    http://shiamystic.com/home
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    Zaynab McCabe reacted to Hameedeh in Shia mystic.   
    Always interested to read from a wayfarer. 
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    Zaynab McCabe reacted in Islamic Art Thread   
    Thanks sis for your nice comment, much appreciated! u're absolutely right! I have an incredible love for details and as well want to focus on Islamic art but have no time anymore because uni takes all my time.. Inshallah after I finish my studies I'll start painting again like these kind of Islamic art -----> (source deviantart)













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    Zaynab McCabe reacted to Laayla in Don't forget the elderly   
    Bismehe Ta3ala,
    Assalam Alikum
    On a Saturday or Sunday, take a break from your busy schedule and visit your grandparents or a great uncle or aunt.
    http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/415809/a-story-of-growing-old/
    How honorable a person is who serves the old.  I know a lot of girls who didn't get married who are serving their old parents.  
    God help us as we age.  One of the hardest things in life is being in the state of loneliness, not wanted and forgotten about.
    M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah
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    Zaynab McCabe reacted to notme in The Name Revert Is Dumb. It Should Be Convert.   
    LOL @ "where are you from?" Maybe we should all start conversations with strangers by demanding to know where their ancestors immigrated from:
    "No, I mean where are you FROM?"
    "Oh, you mean my ancestry? I've got a bit of English, a bit of German, and a whole lot of ..."
    "No, no, no, where did your MUSLIM ancestors come from?"
    "I don't have Muslim ancestors that I know of."
    "Oh, you converted? Where is your spouse from?"
    "Pennsylvania."
    "??!!"
    I think people should use whatever label they are comfortable using, or none at all if they prefer.
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    Zaynab McCabe reacted to Hameedeh in The Name Revert Is Dumb. It Should Be Convert.   
    Yes, I am a revert, but I like the word convert more, because most people don't understand the word revert unless you are talking about reverting to a previous version, i.e.Internet Explorer or Windows. ;) I was in a small store with my youngest son and the cashier, seeing my headscarf, asked me where I was from and my son said Oklahoma. She looked at me and said No, where are you originally from. Because my son said Oklahoma, I had to acknowledge that he was right, so I said all my family is from Oklahoma, I'm Cherokee. She looked confused and then I said, I am American Muslim, all my relatives are American but my husband is Iranian. :)
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    Zaynab McCabe reacted to notme in Breastfeeding and pregnant (sisters only)   
    Re vitamins: I couldn't take prenatal vitamins either. My doctor recommended children's chewable multivitamin with iron, twice a day. If you are breastfeeding while pregnant a lot of your body's nutrition will be drawn off. You might want to try that if your doctor or midwife says it is OK.
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    Zaynab McCabe reacted to Hameedeh in Breastfeeding and pregnant (sisters only)   
    During the first three months of pregnancy, nausea can be a problem and some women find it hard to take the daily vitamin. Folic acid is necessary (to prevent some birth defects), but, if at all possible, it's best to take the daily vitamin because calcium, Vitamin D, and some other nutrients will boost health. Everyone can try to swallow a vitamin in a spoonful of yogurt, pudding or ice cream, if you are allowed to eat those foods. Just don't chew the vitamin by mistake. 
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    Zaynab McCabe reacted to starlight in Can An untouched Girl Choose to do Mot3ah if..   
    yes, A virgin girl still needs permission  of her father/ guardian to contract temporary or permanent marriage. 
    http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01245/
    Question: If a woman is over thirty years of age, and still virgin, is it necessary for her to seek the permission of her guardian for marriage?
    Answer: If she is not independent, it is obligatory on her to seek his consent. Rather, even if she is independent, she must seek his consent, as a matter of compulsory precaution. Question: Some Western governments allow the daughter to be independent of her parents, after she has passed the age of sixteen. If she seeks her parents advice, it is only for seeking their opinion or out of respect for them. Is such a virgin girl allowed to marry, be it permanent or a temporary marriage, without the consent of her father? Answer: If this means that the father has allowed her to marry whomsoever she wants or that he has withdrawn from interfering in the matter of her marriage, it is permissible for her to do so; otherwise, based on obligatory precaution, it is not permissible.
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from Hameedeh in Breastfeeding and pregnant (sisters only)   
    I get sick when I take them but I take folate acid. 
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    Zaynab McCabe reacted to Hameedeh in Breastfeeding and pregnant (sisters only)   
     
    Five months. Are you taking your prenatal vitamins? 
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    Zaynab McCabe reacted to Hameedeh in Breastfeeding and pregnant (sisters only)   
    Congratulations, Sis Zaynab! This is so familiar to me. Athough we like to breastfeed for two years under normal circumstances, health officials have said in the past that after a child is one year old, it is okay to move from mother's milk or formula to cow's milk. My #2 was 9 months old when I found out that I was expecting again. When he was 14 months old, I started weaning him off. He was breastfeeding in the morning, in the afternoon and at night, only three times a day, not every two hours and not on demand, because he was eating foods to keep his tummy full. First I cut out the afternoon feeding by giving him milk in a bottle (or sippy cup). He got used to it and I always praised him that drinking milk from the bottle (or sippy cup) is for big boys and he is a big boy now! Then I started giving him his milk in a bottle/sippy cup in the morning when he woke up, along with his breakfast food, reminding him that he is a big boy! The last breastfeeding that I stopped was the bedtime one. I made sure that his tummy was already full so he wouldn't be hungry or thirsty, then I would hug and hold him or rock him and tuck him in the bed, the normal ritual lovely stuff that mothers (parents) do. 
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from Hameedeh in Breastfeeding and pregnant (sisters only)   
    Salaam dear sisters. So as some may know I had a baby in Sep 2014 he's 14 months old. I found out I'm expecting again alhumdulilah. I have never breastfeed my baby while being preg. I was hoping others may be able to give me some Islamic advice in regards to weaning. My hopes was that I'd wean him starting at 21 month's which is June. The New blessing is due July. I worried that the new baby will hurt the weaning stage as I was hoping to wean for 3 months (to do it slowly)  what did others do? If I wait till baby is older my first will be over 2 years. But I don't want to wean my breastfeed baby to soon. I also don't want baby to get upset that the new one gets mommy but he can't. 
    InshaAllah that all makes sense :)  any advice? 
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from apofomysback in Breastfeeding and pregnant (sisters only)   
    Salaam dear sisters. So as some may know I had a baby in Sep 2014 he's 14 months old. I found out I'm expecting again alhumdulilah. I have never breastfeed my baby while being preg. I was hoping others may be able to give me some Islamic advice in regards to weaning. My hopes was that I'd wean him starting at 21 month's which is June. The New blessing is due July. I worried that the new baby will hurt the weaning stage as I was hoping to wean for 3 months (to do it slowly)  what did others do? If I wait till baby is older my first will be over 2 years. But I don't want to wean my breastfeed baby to soon. I also don't want baby to get upset that the new one gets mommy but he can't. 
    InshaAllah that all makes sense :)  any advice? 
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from insearchoflight in Would You Be A Second Wife?   
    Sorry that I'm not able to read all the posts. Allah has allowed this right to the man for reasons a few of them being some men have the desire to be with more than 1 woman it's man nature. 2 man's nature is to have babies until his death so this may be hard to do if he wants with just 1 wife. Needing to submit to Allah is sometimes a struggle we have within ourselves. Every person has their own struggle for one woman it is this for another it may be hijab. The one main thing to be said is that we can't say that there is any fault in this law as Allah is above all imperfections. You may not want to be the "second wife" but this is a struggle that's within yourself. Struggling to submit is not a easy task but if we don't we will never get closer to Allah.
    To answer your question from others view is sometimes a risky trail to tread as Ray becomes apparent and the truth becomes cloudy.
    I would rather be hurt a million Times over than ever to see my husband do anything haram. We need to love our husband's through Allah, not without Allah. When we achieve this we achieve a good station towards Allah.
    May Allah help us all to submit to him from the depth of our soul.
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    Zaynab McCabe got a reaction from Marbles in I'm Still Alive   
    as I sit in the dark room nursing my youngest son with the beauty of what Allah has given him through me
    I get sweeps away with the darkness of the grave, the cold soil through the perfectly white sheets which are drawn over me.
    I feel this intense suffocation and worry for what is to come next. the unbearable squeeze of the walls of this dark hole has now become my abode.
    I try to scream but there is no one to calm my suffering.
    I did this, I have created my own hell from the sins I committed upon the earth I roamed so freely not so long ago.
    I feel the scorpions tale brush against my face. the snakes wrapping around my arms and legs.
    I have become a prisoner of my own deeds.
    I try hard to break away from the griped of the chains, but to no avail I can not break free.
    Oh how I wish I could walk the earth one more time, just once so I can worship my Lord how He should be.
    I open my eyes to see I'm still alive in the dark room nursing my youngest son with the beauty of what Allah has given him through me.
    I'm still alive.
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