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In the Name of God بسم الله


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  1. If anybody knows where to find the Farsi version with English subtitles, please let me know! On my 3rd yr of waiting now to watch this movie (properly at least... it's not the same if it's dubbed to me and at least I'll understand ~75% of the Farsi).
  2. Super Mario (obviously) Mortal Kombat (the original) Tiny Toon Adventures (don't judge) Madden 1994 NHL 94 and last but certainly not least... U.N. Squadron (the GREATEST game soundtrack of all time).
  3. The most logical, well-argued, thought-provoking, and comprehensive write-up I've come across on the Shi'i stance on the Palestinian conflict. Absolutely fantastic work, brother.
  4. It really is a beautiful poem. I actually posted the full video on youtube before that one back when Mahmoud Karimi recited it in full and live. I honestly really like the live performances much better, the digitalization of poetry just doesn't feel genuine with all the computerized effects over the recording. Just my opinion though. Anyways, here's the original recitation:
  5. I think Iran and the Rouhani administration handled it perfectly. 1) Arrest the idiots to make a point domestically, in order to show that such videos that 1) have men and women interacting socially/dancing together/not wearing hijab (men and women) and 2) propogate the west's narcassistic, immoral (most important one according to the Islamic Republic's constitution and very purpose), and ultimately nihilistic culture in the form of soft power will not be tolerated. 2) Release them (on the condition that they apologize for their actions) so that the situation doesn't escalate any further int
  6. (bismillah) I was wondering if anyone has a source to a speech by Imam Hussain (as) during the battle of Karbala when he told the enemies that they're doing what they're doing because of the haram foods that they've eaten (I think it's in Tuhaf al-Uqool but I don't have access to it right now). If possible, I'd greatly appreciate it if the exact words could be quoted. (wasalam)
  7. Like I keep reiterating, no need to attack - whatsoever. Our role models taught us better than that, and it's disappointing for me to see such ethics from a man that dons the name and picture of a man like Sheikh al-Mufid (and also an admin/representative of the standards of a site for Shias). In regards to your comment, the poster mentioned that he was planning on proposing to the girl and that he scheduled to do so but by the test of Allah ÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì, his brother (whom apparently he had no idea was interested in the same girl) proposed to her the day before his plan. It's obvious that a
  8. That's probably true, but shiachat should be a community that people are comfortable to go towards for advice even on personal issues, and there's no point in being blunt or rude in response because you don't even know the person, so you might as well be considerate. If you knew the person well then yes, sometimes being blunt is necessary. Again though I agree with you, he absolutely must not go for the girl in his situation and clearly it is a test of his patience from Allah (swt). I just didn't like seeing the combination of 1) someone with as much empathy and compassion as Sheikh Mufeed and
  9. I'm disappointed at the delivery of your advice... especially considering that you have Sheikh al-Mufeed as your name and profile pic and that you're a Shiachat admin, and thus a representative of a site for aspiring Shias. Yeah, his situation sucks and he has to practice patience right now and learn to slowly get over it, but your advice does nothing except rub unnecessary salt on a clearly terrible wound of a brother. It's obvious that this guy has been hurt to the degree of having to post on shiachat for advice from his bros and sis's, and yes he has to ultimately swallow the gigantic pil
  10. Brother, two points. 1) The Islam that we follow has a hadith where it says to be careful of ever calling anyone a Kafir, for if someone does, then either the person calling him/her a Kafir or the person being called a Kafir will go to hell. There is a good chance that calling someone a "Satanist troll" is more or less the equivalent to this, with a good chance of it being worse. Even if you have a problem with the discussion, no where in Islam does it teach us to dismiss them through name-calling. Or just resort to name-calling in general. Tread lightly, brother. For your own sake. 2) In
  11. With all due respect brother, this is a very naive proposition. The reality is that many people do not 'manage' if they feel discontent with the partner's looks. While there are exceptions to this, where someone is not initially attracted but later on falls in love with him/her based on the personality (which is often rooted in religiosity), they are rare and risky to rely on in terms of it happening to yourself. And so consequently, many times marriages deteriorate and families become ruined from actions that might be done (i.e. bad akhlaq, ignoring the partner/not wanting to spend time with
  12. Depends on your knowledge of your 'self'. If you know that physical beauty is something important to you, and that it'll cause problems later on in your marriage (for instance if you get into an argument and the only thing at times that could draw you back is her beauty), then the religious thing to do would be to not marry her. However, I've also seen highly mo'min people marry just decent-looking women (not ugly, per se, as you'll rarely come across an unbearably ugly girl, but no where near society's general perception of beauty at least) and they've been extremely happy and content build
  13. Since this is the Islamic Legal Question page on the site, technically you're right. However I'd encourage all of us to move beyond the legal framework when discussing this topic (as well as some others) since not every action should be based on legality. For example, divorce is permitted but it's one of the worst acts and done as a last resort. If your father's head was God forbid severed by a tyrant in your time and his head was placed at a table where the tyrant played chess to make a show of it, how would you view chess for the rest of your life? I don't mean to sound self-righteous but pe
  14. Mahdi Modarresi addressed this topic in one of his lectures in a way that escaped the halal/haram framework. He said that after Imam Hussain, may God's peace and everlasting blessings be upon him, was beheaded by Shimr, his head was taken to Yazid where he would play chess with the Imam (as)'s head on the table. To me, after hearing this, the legality of playing chess becomes absolutely irrelevant. Even if the hadith/historical narration is weak (which I have no idea because I haven't looked into it), the very fact that it exists and has a chance to be true makes me never want to even look at
  15. Just finished checking that out in Tawzih al-Masaeb. Thank you for the responses. One follow-up question: Is Ayat. Sistani's opinion on this (on the verifiability of a fatwa) actually an opinion, or is this view unanimous? Does this answer in Tawzil al-Masaeb serve as any kind of reference point to Sharia? More specifically, are there other maraja' who say that their verdicts are only valid if they are written?
  16. (salam) Is it necessarily the case that a Fatwa has to be written in order for it to be legitimate? What if the Fatwa, or statement about the legality of something within Sharia, is repeated and reiterated on numerous occasions but only verbally? I apologize for being vague but I do have an example in mind; I just want to make it so that the answer is not influenced by the question from a Shar'i sense. Please reply with reference to scholars or texts as well.
  17. I'm in the exact same boat except for males. I'm having a tough time finding accomodation for one year for about the same price. Any help would be appreciated. So which part of London is considered dangerous and/or ghetto? Where should I look to find a place?
  18. A break from the ongoing debate: http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/07/09/syrian-war-hits-beirut/ It's a firsthand account of what transpired in the blast and its aftermath. Worth reading.
  19. Very interesting OP. Thanks for sharing. I second hairdiem's request of having someone translate the article. Even if the other maraja don't share this view, I believe they each allow for a person to follow another marja's views on a few figh issues if they truly think that it makes more sense (and isn't simply more convenient). Is this true?
  20. Is there another link? The video's been removed.
  21. Do you know of or can you refer me to any specific ones? If not, do you know where I can start looking to try and find one?
  22. Question: Does anyone know of a place where you could spend a couple of months or even a year or more just solely focusing on a traditional style of martial arts? A place where you could train with a master, preferably in Brazilian ju-jitsu or other art, day in and day out? I'd much rather spend a year doing something like that rather than spend a year in the howza.
  23. Did Shia's add to the Adhan? Yes. Yes they did. Post #33 al-Ajal that was one of the better replies I've ever heard about this issue. Thanks a lot. However I'd also like to add: Did Sunni's add to the Adhan? Yes. i.e. As-Salaatu khairu minan-nawm (prayer is better than sleep). They argue that saying this w/ the intention that it's not part of the adhan or iqamah is alright. Sounds oddly familiar. Did Sunni's subtract from the Adhan? Yes. Hayyalaa khairil Amal. See http://www.shiachat....a-khayril-amal/ for sources and commentary.
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