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In the Name of God بسم الله

Ali Hussain

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  1. well we say "elahey ameen" don't we?
  2. Then why do we say "Ameen" to duas?
  3. Yes brotherI was thinking the same myself. I know several couples myself that have married non-Muslims. And those Muslimahs are better Muslims than Muslims w/in our community... 10-fold better that is. But at the same time one of my uncles married a Christian and she hasn't converted... I don't think he's so happy with the choices he made. He is isolated from the rest of the family and live 1,000 miles away from the rest of the family.... I don't want to make the same mistakes. It's just SOOOOOOOO TOUGHHH!!!!!! :( :(
  4. Why does saying "Ameen" after Sura Fatiha in Salah make Salah batil (void)? Please provide some ayat/ahadith. Thank u!
  5. Salaam brother, Alhamdullilah u have found the noor of Islam. I hold the utmost respect for converts. Another great Shia website to check out is Www.al-Islam.org Oh and: www.Islamicinsights.com
  6. Salaam, Hate to say this, but even the air we breathe supports Israel. There are many companies that support Israel, but so do the tax dollars you pay supports them. Just by not buying from a brand or 2... I don't think will make a difference, sadly.
  7. Brother this is no joke! Jokes like these can really cost someone their life. It seems as though this brother is depressed. Depression is NOT something to joke about. I have been through some tough times myself. :(
  8. I too am battling this "disease." I know it is totally haram, but I have been masturbating for the past 8-9 years :/ I starting masturbating w/o knowing wat I was doing in the beginning. It felt good, but at that time I didn't even know what I was doing let alone know that it is haram. I used to do it several times a day, then I tried stopping for a while and was successful (a couple of months). And then I started this bad habit again, but I limit myself to nowhere near the frequency of several years back. I need to stop! I have realized that going to the gym and really keeping myself occupied w school work/house work and prayer/zikr has helped me reduce this act. Inshallah I will be able to stop completely in the near future. I want to get married, but in today's world we are "too young" to get married. Allah give us the strength to rid us of all these bad habits!
  9. Hey Salaam Brother Dylan/Ali, You can eat only until imsak, which is about 10 minutes before the time fajr begins. You are not supposed to fast, if you have the flu and are sick. You can continue to fast once you feel better and make sure you make up the missed days before next year's Ramadhan. The Holy Quran says, Sura Baqara Ayah 185: "The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Saum (fasts) that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe Saum (fasts) must be made up] from other days. Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allah [i.e. to say Takbir (Allahu-Akbar; Allah is the Most Great) on seeing the crescent of the months of Ramadan and Shawwal] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him" It is wonderful how you have found the noor (light) of Islam. Best of luck! Feel free to PM me if u have any questions. :) And here's a great website for prayer times: http://prayertimes.info/
  10. I feel ur pain brotha :( But, you could have at least done muta in order to make it a lil less haram. Be strong n get over her! And don't let any negative thoughts get into your mind b/c negative thoughts have a snow ball effect and just get worse. I was suicidal for quite some time :cry: Take a look at my post and what I've gone through... hopefully you can make use of it and not go through the same:
  11. Salaam everyone, Just an UPDATE: So I did not get into any relationships with this girl. We kept it as friends and I slowly tried to distance myself from her. I minimized my contact with her and only saw her in the one or two classes I had with her. I haven't seen her for a long time now. I don't know what it was about her, but I was so attached to her. I had met her in Fall of 09 and started liking her. After making this original post in Summer of 2010 I decided that I should move on, but I had a really hard time this past year trying to get over her. I was depressed for well over a year and had suicidal thoughts for quite some time about 5 months ago. In the beginning, I was sad every day (summer 2010) and would cry almost every day. I thought that it's just a phase and I would get over it. But as the days went on, I kept everything inside of me and all these emotions bottled up and just got worse and worse. I used to weigh about 160lbs and went down to 140. I know suicide is one of major sins, but I just couldn't live everyday the way it was going. I had planned several times to take my own life, but didn't have the guts to do so. I know my mother loves me a lot and I couldn't let her go through this. I started seeing a therapist, but I found it pointless and decided that the only way I can get better is that if I am willing to help myself. That dark cloud wouldn't just leave me. I prayed so much to God to help me, but yet again I felt that my prayers weren't being answered.--> I was starting to lose faith in God :( I started smoking too, became addicted. Everything was just going down. I was just so hopeless. So about 5 months ago, I knew I needed to change. With the support of a couple of my really close friends I started working out and tried to change my outlook on life and that realizing that I have a whole world ahead of me. I started doing better. I felt better as days went on, but I would always have those relapse to depression days. But I worked hard on keeping myself happy. I stopped smoking daily too (I do so occasionally now, like maybe just 1-3 single cigarettes in a month). I am still somewhat depressed and am trying to fight it naturally with exercise. I don't want to take any medications because I know they are very addictive and will become dependent on them. And plus, I am doing much better than before, but still feel down most of the time. I think girls are my main problem... I just can't keep them off my mind. I am only in my early 20s, but considering that most boys hit puberty as early as 12 years, it is tough not being able to fulfill your "natural desires". What I don't understand is, why within our Muslims communities do we look down upon young marriages. I believe that young adults, especially once they're in college should actually be encouraged to get married. This would deter so many greater sins. I feel that my problems would be solved if I were to get married, but I'm not interested in any muslimahs nor would their parents want to give their daughter to someone that doesn't have a stable job. Why are we so much into materialism? Do you muslimahs really want someone with a 6 figure salary, but not be happy living with him? And is a $50K wedding with music (haram) and dancing (haram) and mixing of men & woman (haram) really necessary? Ya Raab, help me and all of those that I know are facing similar situations! Ya Raab, Ya Raab, Ya Raab!
  12. write a poem for her! :D

  13. I know what it is like brother. I have experienced the same situation you are going through (though not the part about watching during Ramadhan). I am not that much older than you and have similar experiences. I was able to overcome the addiction of porn and you too can leave this bad habit behind. My advice to you my brother: 1. try to minimize the time you spend alone. spend more time w ur family and "GOOD" friends. 2. 17 years of age... ur on the hormone roller coaster... it's a tough battle but you have to control yourself. It's all SELF CONTROL! You have to be determined: YOU WILL stop this habit from taking over your life! Although marriage would be great, I just don't think you would be financially stable to run a family (that's the problem w me too) 3. this has worked for me w one of the bad habits i've had... Try placing a "bet" sort of speak w one of your really close friends. Try to go porn-free for a month or so and who ever loses must pay a certain amt to charity or sumtn.... BUT you both MUST be honest. 4. Keep your self busy w some halal activities....get invovled w ur masjid, join a sports team or sumtn. Alhamdullilah I have left the porn addiction behind... The next step for me is to quit masturbation for good. May Allah guide us all!
  14. for iphone 3GS and iphone 4, "alQibla" is one of the best apps. It shows you which way qibla is, the timings for prayers, and you can set it up so it recites azaan when it is time to pray shia developer.. just make sure you choose the correct timings under settings DOWNLOAD IT!!!! My link
  15. may Allah (swt) guide us towards the right path... I have fallen a victim of this addictive behavior. Once you start, it is extremely difficult to stop. Inshallah, may Allah (swt) help me in ridding this habit this Ramadhan and help me stay away from such acts in the future.
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