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In the Name of God بسم الله


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  1. Thanks for all the answers. I also have a number of questions concerning political theory in a Shiite sharia state. 1. The Imam. What are his duties? How does he differ from the caliphate? 2. The Shura council. How do Shiites view it? What are its responsibilities in a Shiite sharia state? 3. With regards to Iran, would you say that the above two items have their faults (not correctly implemented, etc). I hope to use this thread for questions/answers concerning Shiite Islam, so I hope the Mods would do something about that if there is a need....
  2. Can you elaborate on that point? Besides the actions of certain individuals and the government, would you say that there are certain parts of Sharia that are not correctly implemented, or implemented at all (according to Shi'ism of course...) in Iran?
  3. Lol, you apparently don't know a thing about Sharia.
  4. I have read many claims by Muslim arguing that there exists no sharia state. Would you consider Iran a proper shariah state? If not, why? Thanks!
  5. Update: Cabinet approves electricity plan. Electricity plan: First ray of hope for Lebanese? http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Business/Lebanon/2011/Sep-09/148306-electricity-plan-first-ray-of-hope-for-lebanese.ashx
  6. That could be so, but if you are going to disregard this as a lie, you are going to have to disregard the past Wikileaks as a lie as well.
  7. Read about this when the first batch of wiki leaks were released. It is a shame that Amal (a corrupt group full of zo3ran) are part of the March 8 coalition...but alas, this is politics!
  8. Most probably the dumbest thing that has come out of March 14. http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Politics/2011/Sep-02/147660-sami-gemayel-equates-hezbollah-with-zionism.ashx#axzz1WixceDnj
  9. "'She just wanted to get on a ride. That was it," Dena Meawad said of the initial confrontation. "It's clear, this all happened because we're Muslim."' There are some rides that don't allow any sort of headgear for safety reasons.... http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article7092768.ece Excessive force?...possibly....
  10. Indeed, Lebanon is a great, unique place! Animal cruelty is indeed a problem...but there is an organization that tries to deal with it: http://www.animalslebanon.org/
  11. Breakthrough reported in Lebanon electricity dispute BEIRUT: A breakthrough has reportedly been reached in the dispute over an electricity bill that has sparked tension between Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Gen. Michel Aoun and put Cabinet solidarity in jeopardy. A ministerial meeting chaired by Mikati Monday was “productive” as proposals brought up during deliberations apparently were OK'ed by Energy Minister Jibran Bassil, Aoun’s son-in-law, the pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat reported Wednesday. Mikati chaired the meeting at the Grand Serail Monday to discuss ways to break a deadlock over the controversial $1.2 billion electricity plan designed to improve power supply in a country suffering from endemic power outages. Al-Hayat, citing ministerial sources, said Bassil, who did not attend Monday’s meeting, approved the proposals to end the deadlock. Among the proposals presented was to amend Electricity Law 462 so as to establish a regulatory body to govern the electricity sector, just like other productive sectors. This requires more time before the bill goes for approval, the sources said. Another suggestion was to assign the private sector in the process of the electricity rehabilitation since the plan includes other stages that require spending of $5 billion to improve energy production to 1500 MW. The offer also allows Electricite de France, besides the regulatory body, to oversee the plan in terms of implementation and the process of spending, rather than being supervised by a ministerial committee. Al-Hayat said Monday’s meeting was the result of efforts made by Economy Minister Nicolas Nahhas, who offered several suggestions himself. It was also the result of contacts between Hezbollah and the Amal Movemen and between Hezbollah and Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt. Jumblatt met Monday afternoon with Amal Minister Ali Hasan Khalil and the political aide to Hezbollah leader, Hussein Khalil. Well-informed sources told Al-Hayat that Hussein Khalil conveyed a letter to Jumblatt from Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah who sought to find out whether Jumblatt’s stance on the electricity bill had any political motive. Jumblatt, according to the sources, confirmed that the purpose behind blocking the bill was “technical” and that it was designed to improve implementation conditions. Jumblatt had proposed setting up a technical team to follow up on the implementation of the electricity plan. Al-Hayat said Mikati will chair a second ministerial meeting on Monday to settle the remaining differences over the electricity plan ahead of a Cabinet session scheduled for Sept. 7. http://www.dailystar...x#axzz1WbTuHWxT Yet another success for March 8 (specifically Tayyar), if this is true. Keep the reforms coming....
  12. http://www.nowlebanon.com/NewsArticleDetails.aspx?ID=304356&MID=0&PID=0 Great job March 8! Keep the reforms coming!
  13. The people in this thread who are advocating nuking Saudi Arabia need to get their head checked. You can't decimate a whole population simply because of the evil actions of a number of individuals (royal family, hijackers, etc).
  14. Lol. If the Bahraini protestors had weapons, would you be against them shooting back at the army/ security forces? A yes or no would do.
  15. I agree; and not only that, both Iran and America support tyrannical regimes and have bigoted, bloodthirsty followers ( the fellow member, Schrodinger, being one of them)
  16. Judging by your comments, you patently have no clue about Lebanon nor its people. Spout your nonsense elsewhere.
  17. Hariri stood up to Israel? :huh: Have you read WikiLeaks leaks lately?
  18. ??? He was born in Lebanon....
  19. Well, I never claimed that any of those things were immoral. I simply stated that we shouldn't engage in some acts (murder,rape) because they leave a negative impact on society, or better, the individuals of a society. Now, referring to your homosexual argument, people engage in homosexual acts by their own consent, so unless their harming others, I don't see it as being wrong. Relating to your point about lying, yes, I do believe that lying is necessary in certain occasions, just as you have described.
  20. Donald Trump had his fleeting moment in the limelight, but after Obama released his full birth certificate (and not to mention him being the butt of jokes at the white house dinner :lol:), I think we won't be hearing from him for some time.
  21. Because society will collapse if everyone went around killing and robbing people. We live together in a society for a reason and we thus must be 'good people' in order to sustain it. I don't see how people need god to be moral, for god can order you to rape or kill innocents at any time and I don't see how that is exactly moral. It's more a matter of obedience rather than morality.
  22. Some time ago most people believed that the world was flat. :)
  23. Yes, I also don't see why god had to create million of humans who do good (feed the poor, protect the innocents), but only to be sent to hell simply for not believing in him...and yet god knew that from the very beginning!
  24. It depends on the person in question. An atheist may think that life is completely pointless and come to the conclusion that there is no right or wrong; or an atheist may give meaning to his/her life and follow a set of man- made morals.
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