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  1. Alsalam alikum,

    I encourage some shias who have books about Ahlulbayt(as)and don't need them to donate their own books to new reverts, so we can spread the knowledge of Ahlulbayt(as) and to face Salafis who spread rumors about Shia Islam around the world. You don't need to afford any costs of shipping for these books if you can't.
    Can you help us in this project, please?
  2. May Abu al-Fadhl al-Abbas guide you. The only proof those doing this need, is the results it produces. If it works, they'll continue, if ti doesn't, they will still continue and pray harder. Anyways, almost no one actually prays to Abbas ibn Ali (a) thinking he is independently able to provide without being granted that favor by God himself first. They just don't think about the whole chain of events when making their prayer.
  3. Lol you either did not read my post or did not understand it at all, even with the examples i gave. This is a perfect example of selective reading and forcing your own understanding out of other peoples words. Khayr, one thing i've learned on Shiachat is when it's obvious a discussion with someone is going to be a waste of time, so i'll end it with you here with one last point; if you want to point the finger of reform towards anyone, at least do it right. Sayyid Khamenei did not offer any new or original ideas (as far what is available currently) towards the idea of WF. He has take
  4. The doctrine of absolute wilayat al-faqih needs to be understood in all its parts for us to make any such judgements. Before mentioning that however, let it be noted that until a year or two ago, it was not even know if Sayyid Khamenei believes in the 'absolute' version of wilayat faqih. He had a disagreement with Ayatullah Khomainie whilst he was the president, and he was promoting the idea of limited wilayah for the Faqih. It was never mentioned nor clarified if his position changed until recently in a speech he gave. Also, he is and was a believer of Shura (committee of jurists), but it
  5. Wasalam Alaykum wa rahmatullah, Wasalam Alaykum, Reformist is not a negative label when it comes to Academic and intellectual discourse, it can in fact in may places be a term of praise. In arabic they use the term 'mujadid' for a number of great scholars, which is used to mean something similar to reformist. Funnily enough, there is a site: https://shiareformist.wordpress.com/ In farsi they use the term 'Roshan Fikr' which again, although carries negative connotations in some ways, it can also be seen as a positive attribute in certain fields. Wow, the comme
  6. Bismillah Salamun alaykum Try the site below, you can view the different translations and see which you prefer (just change the translation in the option on the left hand side). http://tanzil.net/#33:24
  7. No, that is just a part of it, you're right, it is much longer.
  8. Bismillah Wasalam alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu It's called حديث الاهليلجة and comes through Mufaddhal b. Umar al-Ju'fi (in a letter exchange with Imam Sadiq). The narration is very lengthy. The chain of narrators is as follows: حدثني محمد بن محرزة بن سعيد النحوي بدمشق قال حدثني محمد بن ابي‏مسهر بالرملة عن ابيه عن جده قال کتب المفضل بن عمر الجعفي الي ابي‏عبدالله Mufadhhal is a disputed figure amongst scholars of Rijaal. Some consider him very weak and untrustworthy, while others consider him to be from the special companions of the Imams. The narration ha
  9. There are definitely some youth leaving Islam, but it isn't a large number and very rarely based on academic or intellectual reasoning. I know people in Iran who do not really follow organised religion but still don't 'hate' Islam, or announce that they do not label themselves Muslim. Most of the channels are being run and funded from outside of Iran. Channels like BBC Persia, VOA Persia (however they are spelt), different channels funded by Iranians who fled the country. I don't have any documents to show Israeli involvement, but i wouldn't be at all surprised if they had a big role to
  10. In my experience with Iranians, very few (in Iran) actually become atheist. Those who leave Islam, do so while adopting another Religion. A large part of it is the distance between the clerical establishment and the people, causing a noticeable misunderstanding between the two. Although factors like pressures from the government and ideas of freedom do play a role, one of the biggest factors is the ideas of western freedom that have been injected through satellite and internet platforms in to many Iranian homes. If you see how many persian channels are propagating against Islam, an
  11. Bismillah Wa'alaykum AsSalam Wa Rahmatullah I think there should be a note in the title saying 'according to Sayyid Sistani'. According to Sayyid Khamenei, it is allowed with the conditions mentioned in the answer below: http://leader.ir/fa/book/11?sn=4558 Q.1330: Youth in schools and universities that are engaged in studying, also meet and see females, and due to being in the same class and lesson, they some times discuss issues related to the lesson, and other unrelated issues. Sometimes these discussions involve smiling and joking, however not with the intention
  12. Bismillah Wa`alaykum AsSalam, I never claimed there were narrations or Quranic verses in this regard. That's why i started of mentioning the view of many scholars. I stay away from interpreting verses and narrations in this topic (spirituality), and it's the one place i avoid even attempting to comment on from myself. Comments like yours (earlier posts) - the most 'solid aya', is a personal opinion of yours, and since you made it, you are required to bring proof for the truth of this? How did you decide which was the most 'solid' verse in this regard? DId the Qur'an ment
  13. Lol what did i just read and where did i end up? I thought we were suffering from an e-jurist problem, but seems we have just as many e-arifs. Many of the scholars are in agreement that the best adhkaar for people on all levels of the path of spiritual wayfaring, and the ones with no mentioned negative side effects for there reciters, are the Salwat in its full form (including the progeny of the Prophet) and the Istighfaar. Also, regular recitation of the tasbih associated with the lady Fatimah, and remembering death regularly. The dhikr also does not have to be a recitation a
  14. Look, you don't need to over do it and stress yourself. Everyone agrees that if a group was waken to a police station for just being in a group larger than 3, it would raise many questions (if nothing else was at play and no other factors involved). The idea of dispersing groups or limiting numbers of groups in public settings is not particular to Iran, and was introduced in some areas of the UK too. The reason was obviously not that three people being together rather than two is morally wrong. Even if things happened as you say, and they were taken for just being in a group
  15. The main point of the app isn't the idea of a moral police in and of itself, it is the behavior of the moral police towards those they target. The developers and others who commented are against how the moral police treat and talk to the people they are supposed to be doing 'irshaad' too. If you read the discussions regarding irshaad and the difference between irshaad (a gentle guiding/teaching/directing) and amr bi al-ma'ruf, you will see that the idea described by Iranians (if we want to take this sample) is far from the guidelines of doing Irshaad. In Irshaad, you are not aggressive.
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