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In the Name of God بسم الله


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  1. Salam I have looked for this online but not able to come to any conclusions...is sugar alcohol/ erythritol halal or haraam? Am looking at monk fruit and other options with erythritol. I tried stevia without alcohol but the taste was too bad so not an option...any suggestions on the best halal sugar substitutes..good in taste too? JazakAllah
  2. Walaikum asalam and thankyou for the answer.. But you are investing a certain amount..and it can also go down..just like stocks..so there is no guarantee of a return as there is in riba... One could also lose money.. just like if they invest in stocks..could go up or down... And i dont think the investors are Jewish..almost every other person has invested in either bitcoins or alternate currencies.. the big few might be Jewish or any other..but the majority of the people are from all kinds of backgrounds including Muslims.. the exchanges have also flourished in Islamic countries
  3. As salam alaikum, Based on all my research,I have come to rhe conclusion that bitcoin and alternative cryptocurrencies fall very much into the halal category.. If investing into stocks and using multiple currencies is halal, plus the fact that there is no guarantee of return..so definitely no riba..this is an investment into latest technology and the price of the investment would demand on the supply and demand analysis For someone who believes in the future of the blockchain technology as well as other methods coming out to ease payment transactions etc etc, its a pretty normal
  4. JazakAllah brother!... (PS I'm a sister) - really hope to hear something soon inshaAllah.. it is for me and my husband, and we are both outside Canada at the moment, but need to go from Canada.. Thankyou!
  5. Salam all, I had posted on the Community forum but I guess it seems to be the wrong place to post since there are no responses. Can anyone please advise urgently on Hajj groups from Canada?Or anyone I can call who organizes this? I haven't been able to find any Shia kafilas going from Canada - am currently outside the country but need to organize this at the earliest possible. I have noted that all the Sunni travel agents etc, have posted their packages, but no idea of Shia packages as yet? JazakAllah
  6. The issue is that I'm not in Canada at the moment, so need something online or someone I can call over the phone... so relying on any reliable person I could talk to about the groups? Unfortunately I do not speak Farsi:( - either english or urdu
  7. Valid point...but hajj is wajib...??? Its a dream to be able to visit the House of Allah...isn't it? Can anyone please advise a reliable shia kafila from Canada?
  8. Salam, Check the location of the conference and try to find something within that area, within a budget preferably. Depending on where you are coming from, taxi can be a bit expensive. Metro is the best way to move around. Peak times are a mess (7am to 9.30 am and 4pm to 7pm - depending on location)
  9. Salam all, I wanted to know what are the most reputed Hajj organizers to go this year? And have they started their packages (I noted that most Sunni places have started offering it). I am having a bit of an issue finding more information on this, if someone can help - atleast to get an idea of the prices, arrangements, dates, etc. I haven't moved to Canada yet but planning to very soon inshaAllah.. so I do not have any personal contacts there as yet... though want to try to do Hajj if possible asap as this is my only option. JazakAllah for any help.
  10. Salam.. Anyone? Is Eid on Tuesday or Wednesday in Denmark? And is there any mosque doing anything for it? JazakAllah
  11. JazakAllah to both of you - Can you all please let me know if there is any Eid event in Copenhagen during this week? and anything else on Tuesday/Thursday like the duas etc. I would also like to know if the area I am living in is safe for Muslimah hijabis, so any advice on that would be great. Any sisters around who will be attending this mosque? I went on their website - the mosque looks impressive but I am not able to find much info on the events.. even on their fb page nothing about Eid as yet.. Thankyou
  12. Salam all, I'm from the Middle East and might need to travel for a while to these countries so just wanted to know - do we have any shia communities in these countries in case it is possible for me to go there? JazakAllah
  13. Also...any advice if i am forced to take part in rituals? Would you suggest to just do them and get done with it?
  14. I agree with all your points..but it is due to past experience that I am so worried... maybe Im just afraid because I felt the post isn't general enough...again, due to past experience...so even if i have an option to edit a bit, I would prefer to do that...because it seems that edit option has disappeared for my 1st post. And i would love to hear more on the stars, luck and pessimism in islam...so many things playing on my mind, and the toughest part is maintaining that delicate balance between keeping the parents happy yet not compromising on deen....Alhumdulillah on face value they say
  15. Thankyou..wanted this response.. dear moderators can you pls delete this post...urgently due to safety and security issues..JazakAllah
  16. As salam alaikum, Before I begin: I know astrology and future prediction is haraam... so not going into that. I have an issue I would like some help with: My parents are Hindu spiritual (I converted years ago) and they believe a lot in birth charts/ kundali/ janampatri etc... which charts out the positions of the planets and stars at the time of birth, and the effect that it will have on the child. Now they are convinced that I was born with a bad chart ... some remedies include prayers, charity, donations, etc.... I was thinking I could do donations to make them happy I guess, but
  17. I guess it really depends on culture.. when I was in the Middle East (Asian but grew up here), I never went to the gym... then I went to study in Europe, and I was walking and gyming everyday...in a ladies only gym which wasn't that expensive at all.. I've come back to the Middle East and its depressing...I myself have experienced such a drastic change that I hate what I am now.... the lifestyle is such that there is no walking - you have to drive EVERYWHERE in crazy traffic and by the time you are home, you are exhausted, the weather is horrible, ladies only gyms are soooo expensive, and
  18. I think its absolutely fine.. As long as both partners understand, and it does not diminish his role in the family... At the end of the day, in today's economy, most likely they will need the money and (hopefully) she would use it for them to build their future together... so he shouldn't have a problem with it. Just to add: I am a sister, but I know several couples in this situation, and they are very mature about it, because the husband realizes that this helps him and his family at the end of the day anyway... and if its something she enjoys doing, then even better:)
  19. Salam all, I think this thread should be revived.. lots of good, honest and true comments and opinions.. its high time we bring out this honesty again..
  20. Salam, I think this is the most common thing... in a case like this, I would suggest the same thing all the others suggested: try to find a find a girl yourself... My partner is in a similar case as you.. because I knew that a degree was an absolute must for my father (I have enough other differences... I'm a convert, Indian-Pakistani, social class etc etc), so my partner did his MBA online while working..we are still waiting for him to reach the job designation my dad wants.. therefore delaying the marriage ALOT.. but dad refuses until we are both financially sound, plus my dad thinks anyth
  21. Salaam.. I really want to, and need to, understand irfaan better... does anyone know how can we go about this? I understand that a guide is important.. and I really want someone to help me... I converted several years ago, and I am starting to feel this gap/ missing spirituality... with tooo much focus on rituals, fiqh, history, dos and donts, as opposed to nourishment of the nafs.... IF anyone knows how we can learn further, please let me know asap... I am currently in the Middle East... but anyone in ME or Canada will be helpful (i'm female... but not sure if that matters) or until the
  22. Salam brother, I hope I'm not too late... The most important thing... I would strongly suggest not to take her to Muharram majalis.. not sure of where you are... but for most people, if they go to the centers which are more cultural... and the maatam might scare them away.. I know that if I ever take my nonMuslim parents (similar to what you said.. not much importance on following organized religion etc..) they would disown me and never understand the religion... the idea of mourning on its own is bad enough... but to actually do maatam, is usually looked at very negatively by nonMuslims..
  23. As salam alaikum, As a revert, this majlis by Ammar Nakshwani 2 days ago was very helpful for me: Its an hour long, but I strongly suggest to watch it.. Also, would you mind to elaborate what it is that they make fun of... as in, why would they do so? Remember, narrow-mindedness and judgment will be there in every community and all kinds of people... especially so in highly cultural centers and masjids... I know it is easier said than done... but I can assure you: the faith, beliefs and path of the Ahlulbayt are nothing like that... and much of our community has deviated ... but as t
  24. MODs can we pls add a "women only" subject? JazakAllah
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