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  1. Hey guys, I know this topic is hot and a bit sensitive but I am currently plunging into utter confusion. I would like to comprehend what these verses are in fact saying. It seems, in light of the tafsirs and classical dictionaries, that the verses here are referring to the semen which proceeds from between the backbones and an area being either between the two breasts, between the breasts and the collarbones, or the chest. Now these are the dictionaries, mostly classical, I have used to deduce the meaning of the words in the verse: Lisan Al Arab by Ibn Mandhoor, Kitab Al-'Ayn by Al-Faraheedi, Al-Kanz Al-Lughawy Fi Al Lusun Al-Arabi, Al-Qamuus Al Muheet, and Lane's Lexicon which is the only one, amongst those whom I mentioned, who put loins as a definition for sulb. Now the tafsirs that are in favor of this conclusion comprise almost all of them. These are the exegeses that I have referred to: Shaykh Al Tusi's Al Tibbyan Fi Tafsir Al Quran, Tafsir Al Saafi by Al-Kaashaani, Majma' Al Bayaan and Jaami' Al Jawaami' by Al Shaykh Al Tabrasi, Tafsir Nur Al Thaqalayn by Al-Shaykh 'Abd 'Ali Bin Jum'a Al-Huwaizri, Bihaar Al Anwar Fi Tafsir Al Maathoor Fil Quran by Al Majlisi, and no I did not forget Tafsir Al Mizaan by Al Alaamah Al Tabatabaei. The only one tafsir that I am separating is Al Amthal Fi Tafsir Kitab Allah Al Munazzal by Al-Shaykh Naasir Makarim Al Shiraazi especially because it is a bit different from others. It collects the most famous interpretations of the verse in explaining the ayaat. However, in my humble opinion, the interpretations were not quite convincing in there. Excluding the last tafsir, it seems that there is a consensus on the general definition of the words in these ayaat. Anyhow,I guess the point has reached. I hope somebody can help me out in this issue. You will probably get most of what I have mentioned here from books to dictionaries: http://www.hodaalquran.com/bookscat.php?sec=2&mn=1 http://www.baheth.info Thank you and waiting for your replies.
  2. Salamun alaikum, Am I subject to khums in the following context, I study in a university abroad and my parents take care of my expenses from university fees to pocket money. However, I do not get a fixed salary; money is sent to me whenever I require it. With regards to the following context while taking into consideration that I have never paid khums before due to my ignorance, I have three questions: 1) Must I pay khums in such a context? 2) According to Ayt. Khamenei, if I have never paid khums, do I need to pay the khums of all the years since my bulugh? Thank you very much in advance, Wassalamu alaikum we rahmatullah wabarakatuh
  3. Is there a legal statement supporting your claim (i.e. copyright laws are not violated when the video is for personal use exclusively) , it would be of great help, thank you.
  4. (bismillah) (wasalam) In Youtube's Terms of Service, it states that "You shall not download any Content unless you see a “download” or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content." Based upon that, is it considered forbidden in Islam to download videos or a video's audio from Youtube exclusively for one's personal use? I was perplexed over this matter and I always had second thoughts when I wanted to download latmiyyat from Youtube. Thank you for your answers in advance. Wassalam
  5. I was off these days, thank you all for your answers, very informative. Will send an email immediately to my Marja.
  6. Salam, I have a question concerning the ritual bath (Ghusl). In the previous years, I used to do Ghusl without washing my back completely; only a small portion of it was washed. Are all my previous Ghusls considered void and I have to repeat all my prayers? If possible, post a fatwa from sayed khamemei too. Thank you wassalam.
  7. La fata illa ali, for some reason, the two evening prayers are commonly known as al-isha'ain. Thank you brother Dar'ul_Islam your post was very informative.
  8. Thanks for your answers Replicant. Is this an obligatory or a recommended act depending upon the maraji'?
  9. Should one recite audibly (jahr) or quietly (ikhfaat) in the following positions in their daily prayers? 1) The sujdatain (prostration). 2) The tasleem. 3) When saying the mustahab phrases asta'3firullaha rabbi wa atubu ilaihi and sami3a allahu liman hamidahu. If the sujdatain, for example, should be recited jahr in dhuhr and asr prayers and not in maghrib, isha, and subh prayers, then please include that information. This was confusing for me as I was only able to find information about the ruku' and the people in my masjid, some recite the sujdatain jahr and some ikhfaat. I'm confused. Thanks for the help brothers and sisters.
  10. (bismillah) (salam) Yesterday, I was debating with a friend about the issue of temporary marriage. We managed to get over the point that it is permitted in Islam. However, he raised the issue about the future implications of mut'ah on nikah. He argued that one who engages in mut'ah and in the future marries a different person will have a burden on his back. This burden is put when one has to mention to their partner their past sexual relations and whether or not they are a virgin. Furthermore, this argument implies that one has to confess their past sexual relationships, what is the Islamic standpoint on this issue? If yes, then, will that confession not discourage the partner from getting married due to not being chaste? If no, then, should the person lie and confess that they are a virgin or should they just find another partner that will accept this condition? (wasalam)
  11. Hmm XD I think this would be a great research paper :D Because everyone writes about the bad effects of perfectionism on social acceptance but not on God's acceptance. Maybe a cause and effect paper.
  12. Because the bad forms of perfectionism promote such disorders. I'm not associating anything bad with Islam. I am thinking that Islam promotes high achievement rather than perfectionism, what do you people think?
  13. Ooh Thank you Gypsy for your reply very much. That was the point of confusion for me whether that 3-d in all its forms was considered haram or not. Thank you :D Maybe if a male watches it for the half-dressed girls then definitely it is Its martial arts features though are really cool :P
  14. Thank you for your speedy reply replicant. Very helpful post, I will still be open for answers in case of any objections. I was thinking it was haram due to thinking that the first image of the video game is 3-d, would it be considered 3d or not was what confused me.
  15. (bismillah) Would a poster of this picture given as a present to a friend be considered haram.? Because I got one in a jigsaw form where I would finish the jigsaw then it becomes like a poster. However I was unaware of the ruling, I will have to throw it away in case its haram. Would any of them be considered haram? Please enlighten me with your answers. Thanks in advance
  16. So I got the gist of the answer. I was just trying to look at the Islamic perspective of this issue because I also found it very embarrassing to complicate the matter about a small amount of loan. I think it would just be better to say fee sabeelilah and go on with your life XD Thank you everyone for your replies.
  17. Hmm. I believe I meant like framing a jigsaw puzzle after completing it. For example in the end it would look like this but rather with a video game character on it: http://imgc.classistatic.com/cps/blnc/120406/093r1/744134k_20.jpeg
  18. (bismillah) What is the ruling upon making a framed jigsaw puzzle which contains pictures of characters of video games (i.e final fantasy, bleach), is it permissible to be given as a present to a friend? Is it permissible to give action figures as presents to friends?
  19. (bismillah) There is a common phenomena in our society where teenagers lend money to their friends in small amounts for buying a piece of candy, or some other object. At a later time, the lendee says that they want to pay back, however, the lender says that the amount of money is little and is not significant or either the lendee himself considers it insignificant. In this scenario, I raise many questions; 1) When the lender declares that the money they lent is little to be significant. a) How should the other person act? Should they force them to accept the money? b ) Are they blamed for not giving the money? c) Is this kind of loan in Islam acceptable? and is it even considered a loan? 2) When the lendee perhaps considers that the money is too little to be paid back . a) Can the other person ask for his money back even if it is little? Is this considered stinginess? b ) Should a person give a time limit as to when it should be paid back even if it is little? Forgive my ignorance to these questions, but this subject is a blank in my mind. If you can also direct me to a book that is considered with such topics or lectures, it would be very helpful. Thank you for your answers Wassalam
  20. Asadullah, Waliullah, wasirasullilah, hujjatullah,
  21. (bismillah) Are there any ethical books written or lectures given concerning the subject of children's allowance especially non-working studying children. What are the obligations they have on this money and ethics on spending it. Wassalam.
  22. I am currently enchanted by the book that LoveforTruth suggested, it gives the meanings of things like, " Why is Adam named Adam, why is the Sky named Samaa...". But I will not embark yet, I am still open to suggestions. By the way, can anyone give me some background information about the book suggested by LoveforTruth, elalul al sharai' by al sadooq? What is also the authenticity of the ahadith in the book?
  23. (bismillah) Hello fellow brothers and sisters. I am currently thinking of translating Islamic books from Arabic to English. My native language is arabic, however, it is weak but I'm fluent in English. I want to balance these two languages and learn at the same time and help our community. The question is, what books can you suggest for translating that no-one else is actually currently translating? It does not matter if I have to buy the book because when I return to my homeland, I could hopefully buy the books and begin translating. Please not gigantic books like al burhan fee tafseer al quran XD! I was thinking of mantiq al mudhaffir. Looking forward to your suggestions, thanks! (wasalam)
  24. Bahrain hunger-striker al-Khawaja moved to hospital Abdulhadi al-Khawaja's lawyer released this picture of his client in hospital on 3 AprilContinue reading the main story A leading human rights activist in Bahrain has been moved to a hospital clinic and is being fed intravenously after 58 days on hunger strike. Abdulhadi al-Khawaja is protesting against a life sentence for his role in anti-government protests last year. Mr Khawaja was convicted by a special security court of trying to overthrow Bahrain's royal family. Human rights organisations have called for him to be freed. His lawyer says his condition is worsening. Mohammed al-Jishi told Reuters that Mr Khawaja was moved to the clinic after losing 10 kg (22lb). "His condition has worsened... his blood pressure is down, and he is getting an IV (intravenous) drip," he said. His daughter Zainab has also been detained during a protest for her father on Thursday. Meanwhile security forces fired teargas and water cannon at thousands of protesters who rallied in support of Mr Khawaja on Friday. Many were carrying posters of him as they called for his release. Other protests have also been held in recent weeks against the Grand Prix which is due to be held in the country later this month. 'Forced confession' Mr Khawaja was arrested last April following the uprising centred on the Pearl Roundabout in the capital Manama. The gulf island kingdom was wracked by unrest after activists who had peacefully occupied the roundabout were forcibly driven out in confrontations with police and security forces. The human rights group Amnesty International says Mr Khawaja's conviction in June was based on a confession made under duress, and no evidence was presented showing he had used or advocated violence during the mass protests. According to testimony Mr Khawaja gave to the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry - a panel of human rights experts asked to look into the unrest by King Hamad following the international outcry over his handling of the protests - Mr Khawaja suffered prolonged torture while in detention.
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