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In the Name of God بسم الله

Elhusseinie

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  1. Love is a passion: it could either be good or bad. A person could for example love war, or love peace. A person could love justice, or injustice. We are given that freedom of choice by Allah swt. On the other hand, God is just and therefore He does not love the one that does injustice. God loves the one who does justice. Tell me, who is more just on God's earth than the prophet (sawaws) and the imams (as)? Therefore, God loves the prophet (sawaws) and the imams (as). God does not have this need (nor does He have any need), but because God is good, he loves justice and dislikes injustice.
  2. 'Where' is a perception: your eyes see location which are perceived by your brain. That is why some people say that location is inside you, meaning, inside your brain. The philosopher Rene Decartes said that everything you see can not be trusted, because your senses can cheat you. For example, when seeing an illusion of an oasis in a dessert. The people in his time asked him to prove his own existence without the senses. That's when he came with the famous statement: 'I doubt, therefore I think, I think, therefore I am'. By using this example, I like to explain that God can only be 'seen' by reason and it is impossible to see him with our eyes. He is nowhere, yet everywhere. We also say that God is seen by the heart and not with the eyes.
  3. Cyber space still has a location (I don't know exactly what cyber space is, but am assuming that it has a place or space). God created location and existed before location was created. Therefore it is impossible that God has a location, in the same sense that God does not have a form, nor a beginning or an end. These are all created by Him. God is the Creator, not the created.
  4. I recently heard that the term 'Sayed' is not limited to the children of the holy prophet (s), but to anyone who is belongs to bani Hashem. This argument didn't make sense to me, because then that would mean that Abu Lahab (l.a.) would also be considered a Sayed... Could anyone clarify where the term came from, where and when it was first used and who it refers to? Thank you in advance. Wslm
  5. Everything should be taken in moderation. This philosophy is not only within Islam, but for example Aristotle also discussed this. Tadbir is an excessive form of mourning. Therefore it is not right to do (because the person is hurting his own body). Secondly, it shows Islam in a negative way towards fellow Muslims and non-Muslims. Thirdly, blood which flows from the body due to injury is considered najis in every school in Islam. It is not for a Shia (or any Muslim) to make his place of worship najis and the next day pray there. This does not suit a Mu'min. Fourthly, and most importantly, it is not the sunnah of any of our imams and therefore an innovation that some Shia adopted. I agree with Sayed Fadlallah's (r.a.) opinion: tadbir should be banned from our communities.
  6. Selam Alaykom, I think the brothers gave you sufficient a'hadith from the Sahihayn concerning your first point. Therefore, I would just like to respond to your second point: Absolutely no Shia regards 'Aliyun Wali Allah' as an obligatory sentence in the Athan, but rather it is Mustahab. Contrary to that, 'Salatu geyrun min al noom' was never included in the morning prayer of our prophet (s) but later included as an innovation. More information on this: http://www.shiapen.com/fiqh/ali-un-wali-Allah/adhan-call-to-prayers.html Wasselam
  7. Tawheed is the first of Usul al Deen and Shia are very strict about it. In Sunni mosques they just scream it out loud because what else should they talk about? History...it's not in their favour. Sunni-Shia dialogue...it's not in their favour. Examining the Sahih books....not in their favour. Intellectual talk....they rarely have it (except for Tawheed mainly). Take Zakir Naik as an example; strong at Tawheed...knows nothing about history and unfortunately praises Yazid... How I see it is that most Sunni kind of stopped thinking much further than only Tawheed... I've been to Sunni Mosques and they talk a lot about Tawheed and Akhlaq. It's very good, but I believe that verifying your Sunna (how you pray, do Wudu, etc.) and beliefs is also important. I agree with you that most Shia just show up in Mosques during Muharram and you won't see them for the rest of the year which is sad....many Shia unfortunately don't really understand their beliefs. However, we have to look at Shia and Sunni according to to thei rbeliefs and not only look at what appears to be. In the West, many people 'feel' that Christianity has a much friendlier face than Islam. It's the same thing; we have to verify and not feel. Feeling comes after we Know. Wesselam.
  8. I know that the students of the 4 Sunni imams spread it mostly throughout the Muslim world. However, I don't know which Khalif (or anyone else) said 'we have to follow those and no more' (and why specifically only them)...
  9. ÓóáóÇãñ Úóáóìٰ Åöáú íóÇÓöíäó Salamun (peace) be upon Ilyasin (Elias)!" (surah Saffat, verse 130) Wesselam, According to the Shia this verse is read as Aal Yasin (offspring of Yasin). According to the Sunni it should be Ilyasin. I can understand both points of view; the previous verses speak about prophet Ilyas as. which supports the Sunni point of view. However, the Lam is not attached to the Ya, so that is why I would pronounce it as Aal Yasin if I wouldn't have known about the verses before it (because the it's a Capital Lam so the 2 words are not connected). The harakat were later added (up until the Abbasid there existed no Quran that had harakat or any 'tool' for pronounciation) so it is not a proper argument. Can anyone help me out?
  10. My question is not about who endorsed a certain school of thought but it's about the origin as we know it today. The salavids instilled the Shia school of thought, but before that period te same school already existed. It's origins go back to the prophet saws. and the 12 imams. They were the ones that established Shia doctrine as we know it today. With Sunni however, this is not the case. Imam Ali as. for example was cursed and not accepted during the time of the Umayyads (until Umar bin Abdul Aziz). Today, Sunni Muslims love Ali as. and he is part Sunni doctrine (he has a different position, but that is another topic). In any way it means that Sunni doctrine (as we know it today) emerged after the period of the Umayyads and didn't exist before that (again; I'm talking about te same doctrine as we know it today and not other things). What I like to know is when exactly, by whom and how it emerged :) If anyone has historical references or tips how to research this then it's much appreciated.
  11. The Sunni sect including the 4 schools as we know it today knows its roots around that era. However, the court under which khalif allowed only these 4 schools to be uphold? Also, were all the other ulama/schools prohibited to follow? Or were they simply not recognised by court?
  12. Sheigh Google can't answer my question; that's why I was hoping for a clear answer here. I'll wait though...patience is a virtue ;)
  13. Who decided the 4 Sunni schools? Could anyone tell me how the 4 Sunni schools emerged? I mean, there were many great thinkers at the time, but why are only the four (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi'i, Hanbali) approved? I read that abu Jafar al Mansur put Abu Hanifa in jail, but a friend of mine says that it was Abu Jafar al Mansur that restricted the Sunni shools to only 4 (because there were too many at te time). Is this true or not? Also, in which time (i mean; which Khalifa exactly) were the 2 Sahih Books and the 4 Sunans approved as proper Hadith books? Can anyone help me out?
  14. I lived in Shanghai for some time. There are (what I know) no Shia mosques, but the Chinese have a beautiful way to unite Shia and Sunni. There is a mosque at the crossing of Henan Nan lu and Fuxing Dong lu. You will be standing on carpet, but your forehead (sujud) will be on wood, so no turbah needed. Selam.
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