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AliQalandari110

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  1. Yeah its a great place. I went back a couple of years ago- a lot had changed. A lot of the original urdu speaking and khoja families that where there in the beginning had moved, some still there.
  2. I miss the Shiane Haideri Center in NDG- lots of childhood memories there.
  3. I have heard that the 12th Imam's (atf) mother, Janab-e-Nargis Khatoon (sa) was a Roman Princess famous amongst the Romans for her purity, piety, etc. and who because of these attributes saw Bibi Fatima (sa) in her dream and was told of her high status and "destiny" - because of her dream and what she was told in it she disguised herself as a slave to escape her palace and was transported among other slaves across the ocean and was then "purchased"/acquired by Imam Hassan Askari (as). Before anyone asks, I dont have any textual proofs or references about this story; If someone has any please share them.
  4. May Allaah guide you to the real Islaam and the real Sunnah...and away from the stupid mullahs (ameen)

  5. It must really suck being so close yet so far away from the truth, from peace, from the right path. Keep sharing though we would like to know how those who practice Islam like robots without any understanding live and feel. I feel sorry for you, all I can advise to you is that when you do pray; pray for enlightment, for light, for divine recognition.You know you are confused. Good Luck.

  6. You are absolutely right we can waste time on the internet, the phone, the tv, the radio. However, as far as forums like these are concerns they are places where one can PRODUCE AND SHARE as well as consume. Watching TV is a passive activity where we ONLY CONSUME. The TV is a one-way form of communication where we consume what has been produced but can not share anything that we have produced. There are many evils on the internet as well but forums such as this are obviously examples of where time can be spent wisely and productively. Sites such as Wikipedia is another good example of where we can participate, add information, and learn.
  7. I read your comments in the Taqleed to a Mujtahid discussion. There were a lot of points to contemplate on and food for thought. I have to admit although I have some preliminary knowledge about Taqleed I dont know enough about the Mujtahids/Ullemas personal and "professional" lives as I should. Thanks for sharing, keep it up.

  8. Safar taveel hai rahai nijaat choti hai

    Ali ka zikr bohot hai, hayat choti hai

    Aur mai kaise kahoon Ali ko Maula-e-Qayanat

    Bara hai naam-e-Ali, Qayanat choti hai

  9. Khushi sai khareeda maine yeh gham Hussain ka hai

    Merai zameer kai chat pai Alam Hussain ka hai

  10. I think it’s important for men and women to understand that it’s not so much about superiority and inferiority but about ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND RIGHTS. I heard Maulana Mehboob Mehdi Najafi of Chicago touch on these points briefly in a majlis I once attended. He mentioned how in a relationship whether it be father/son, brother/sister, husband/wife, etc. one person's rights are the other's responsibilities and vice versa. It is important to think more about your responsibilities than about your rights which is what they concentrate on in the Western world- women's rights, animals’ rights, etc. etc. In any relationship if both parties focus on their responsibilities (to the other party) rather than their rights or what they think they are owed or deserve then that relationship has a very high probability of being successful. What I took personally from his speech and my own experiences is that if we were to give the superiority title to one gender over the other then it would definitely have to go to the women. Why? Because the more responsibilities we have the more important we are. Isn't that the way it works in our real lives? Our bosses, middle and upper management, get paid more, have nice offices, more perks, because they have more responsibilities then us. As we take on more responsibilities we also reap more rewards in the form of raises and bonuses, praise and recognition, and perhaps a new title, etc. Women are in charge of the most important aspect of Islam- the upbringing of the child. Women will physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually provide nourishment and sustenance for the child so that he/she may be in the followers, the helpers, the army of Imam Mahdi (atf). And this is the ultimate goal of every follower of Ali (as), the reason for us existing. Also, Allah (swt) has thought women worthy of carrying a child in her womb for nine months and bringing that child into the world which both entail the strength and courage to face an immense amount and extreme degree of physical pain. The women has also been given a large amount, many would argue, the single most important attribute for a momin to possess- Patience; so that she may endure the trials and tribulations associated with child birth and the upbringing “Tarbiat” of the child. It is important to state at this point that a woman should feel proud- for the lack of a better word in English vocabulary- for her status in Islam. She should not feel burdened by her responsibilities but instead feel privileged for the roles and responsibilities that Allah has given her.
  11. The average person spends 20 hours a week watching TV worldwide. Americans watch 200 Billion hours of TV every year. In a 2007 study from the Journal of Economic Psychology titled “Does watching TV make us happy?” behavioral economists conclude that not only do unhappy people watch considerably more TV but also that TV pushes aside other activities that produce long-term satisfaction. And more importantly, watching TV is linked to higher material aspirations and to raised anxiety. What those findings mean to the followers of Ali (as): Time is our most valuable asset. Effective time management is one of the most important lessons of Islam. Allah (s.w.t) wants us to be constantly aware of time and its appropriate usage as is seen in: the timings of salat, the time to start and end fasting, the time of year for Haj, the individual times one sets annually to take out khums, and so on and so forth. As far as TV is concerned I believe that the fact that watching TV is linked to higher material aspirations says it all. Our struggle/jehad in this world is against the material world. All of the diseases of the soul are linked to our worldly material aspirations whether it is greed, lust, jealousy, backbiting, pride, wastage, ungratefulness, impatience etc. etc. Self-control, Discipline, Taqwa, Control of our Nafs- are they not related to fighting the temptations of the material world and our material aspirations? Then is TV not the tool of shaitan? If one wishes to be in Imam-e-Zamana’s (atf) army we cannot have the love of this world coexist in our hearts with the love of Akhrat, Deen, the Ahlul-Bait (a.s)-all one in the same. There is a great essay on the subject of time and how we use it, a lot more thorough and articulate than my amateur rambling, on www.qfatima.com called “The Clock and the Compass.” http://www.qfatima.com/docs/QF_Clock_Compass.pdf
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