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Reza

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    Reza got a reaction from Raza215 in #12 Imam Mahdi (af) [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    Name: Muhammad
    Title: al-Mahdi, al-Qaim, al-Hujjah, Sahib Al-Zaman, Baqiyutullah
    Father's name: Al-Hassan Al-Askari - 11th Imam (pbuhim)
    Mother's name: Nargis - Daughter of the king of Rome.
    Birth: In Sammara, on Friday the 15th of Shaaban 255 A.H.
  2. Completely Agree
    Reza got a reaction from Brother Hassan in I'm honestly convinced that most people leave Islam because of Islamophobia   
    For some, religion is nothing more than a lifestyle brand and social identity, which they reject because other brands/identities are more appealing or advantageous to their goals or desires.
    There’s no deep theological inquiry here. Furthermore, “believing in God and being a good person” while rejecting religious practice is not seen as problematic, and is considered a valid take. 
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    Reza got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Are you going to take the vaccine?   
    Yes, viruses learn to adapt, so vaccines are made to adapt. It’s a race. The fact that it’s not “one and done” is unfortunate, but I’m not sure why that invalidates the whole concept.
    The virus is more disgusting than any ingredient.
    The “vaccine is not 100% effective” argument to justify taking 0% action. Perfect is the enemy of the good.
    That likely means your immune system is functional. Nobody said that side effects don't happen. But it's much better than getting typhus. 
    We have to wait. More people need to be vaccinated and continue safety measures, and eventually there will be a significant decrease. Unless that process is sabotaged by many people not doing either of the former (hint, hint). Fortunately, I think most people will.
    Also, rise and fall has multiple factors, of which vaccines are only (albeit one important) factor.
    SARS is more deadly to those infected but COVID-19 spreads more easily. Although COVID-19 has a lower death rate, the higher transmission rate greatly increases its impact worldwide compared to SARS. (Millions dead worldwide for COVID-19 vs hundreds dead worldwide for SARS)
    SARS and COVID-19 are both types of Coronaviruses. 
  4. Disagree
    Reza got a reaction from F.M in Are you going to take the vaccine?   
    Yes, viruses learn to adapt, so vaccines are made to adapt. It’s a race. The fact that it’s not “one and done” is unfortunate, but I’m not sure why that invalidates the whole concept.
    The virus is more disgusting than any ingredient.
    The “vaccine is not 100% effective” argument to justify taking 0% action. Perfect is the enemy of the good.
    That likely means your immune system is functional. Nobody said that side effects don't happen. But it's much better than getting typhus. 
    We have to wait. More people need to be vaccinated and continue safety measures, and eventually there will be a significant decrease. Unless that process is sabotaged by many people not doing either of the former (hint, hint). Fortunately, I think most people will.
    Also, rise and fall has multiple factors, of which vaccines are only (albeit one important) factor.
    SARS is more deadly to those infected but COVID-19 spreads more easily. Although COVID-19 has a lower death rate, the higher transmission rate greatly increases its impact worldwide compared to SARS. (Millions dead worldwide for COVID-19 vs hundreds dead worldwide for SARS)
    SARS and COVID-19 are both types of Coronaviruses. 
  5. Disagree
    Reza got a reaction from hasanhh in I'm honestly convinced that most people leave Islam because of Islamophobia   
    Hadiths are foundational, not overly technical on the terminal applications of said foundations.
    Your creation of a wedge between the former and latter has no value, any more than saying a forest and a tree are separate entities. 
  6. My Prayers
    Reza reacted to shadow_of_light in This is too tragic!   
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8823341/Emaciated-baby-girl-rescued-Russia-left-starve-cupboard-mother.html
     
    The baby is so weak that she cannot cry!
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    Reza reacted to Abu Hadi in The Boulder, Colorado Supermarket shooting   
    I am not going to argue those points, and I agree with you about the above. We live in an oligarchy, not a democracy. I have posted about this many times. At the same time, I don't believe, that at this point, a violent revolution will solve these problems. I actually don't know what the solution is. I have thought in the past about moving somewhere else, like New Zealand. As long as a muslim decides to live in the US, they must follow the rules here, so long as those rules don't contradict Islamic law. This is the ruling of Sayyid Sistani, as well as many other marjaa. Yes, we live in a system which is a corrupt oligarchy, but from what I have seen, the other choices are just as bad or worse, with a few exceptions. There are Shia here who believe we should all just move to Iran, since it is an Islamic system that is governed by the Wilayat Al Faqih. The problem with that is first, to move to Iran you must be familiar with the language (Farsi), which most Shia in the world don't speak, and you must be able to make a living there and support your family, which is really difficult to do, even for Iranians (because of the sanctions). So what chance does a foreigner have who doesn't speak the language ? 
    As a muslim man with a family, my top priority is supporting my family and giving them as good a life as I can give them. Also, to live in a place where you are (relatively) free to practice the religion of Islam and path taught to us by Ahl Al Bayt((عليه السلام)). Despite all the problem and oligarchic system, I (and most other Shia) can still do this in the US. So that is why I stay. I am not looking for Paradise on Earth or Shangrila. I have been around long enough to know that this doesn't exist ( in the Dunya). If you can support your family and practice your religion, then you are in a good position and probably should stay where you are, so long as you can do this. 
  8. Completely Agree
    Reza got a reaction from TheMarionettist in The Boulder, Colorado Supermarket shooting   
    Why jump to this possibility when the more likely scenario is that in a large country of 330 million people, with abundance of guns and people with all sorts of derangements, that tragic events are bound to happen sometime and somewhere, by probability?
    Is this possibility so unfathomable that your first inclination is to believe it was staged? That it likely wouldn’t happen otherwise?
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    Reza got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in I'm honestly convinced that most people leave Islam because of Islamophobia   
    Why doesn’t din include these things? How do you determine what isn’t part of it? These are mechanisms available to address human affairs ethically and harmoniously (part of din). Not sure what “secular precedents” means. 
  10. Thanks
    Reza got a reaction from Haji 2003 in Why is everyone moving to Dearborn?   
    There’s a history of Arab (Muslim and Christian) immigration to Michigan going back a century ago to work in the automobile industry. And that community has grown over generations. So lots of families, businesses, and support systems have been established over time. That social infrastructure is appealing.
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    Reza got a reaction from Diaz in Why is everyone moving to Dearborn?   
    There’s a history of Arab (Muslim and Christian) immigration to Michigan going back a century ago to work in the automobile industry. And that community has grown over generations. So lots of families, businesses, and support systems have been established over time. That social infrastructure is appealing.
  12. Completely Agree
    Reza got a reaction from hasanhh in Why is everyone moving to Dearborn?   
    There’s a history of Arab (Muslim and Christian) immigration to Michigan going back a century ago to work in the automobile industry. And that community has grown over generations. So lots of families, businesses, and support systems have been established over time. That social infrastructure is appealing.
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    Reza got a reaction from hasanhh in The Boulder, Colorado Supermarket shooting   
    Why jump to this possibility when the more likely scenario is that in a large country of 330 million people, with abundance of guns and people with all sorts of derangements, that tragic events are bound to happen sometime and somewhere, by probability?
    Is this possibility so unfathomable that your first inclination is to believe it was staged? That it likely wouldn’t happen otherwise?
  14. Completely Agree
    Reza got a reaction from notme in The Boulder, Colorado Supermarket shooting   
    Why jump to this possibility when the more likely scenario is that in a large country of 330 million people, with abundance of guns and people with all sorts of derangements, that tragic events are bound to happen sometime and somewhere, by probability?
    Is this possibility so unfathomable that your first inclination is to believe it was staged? That it likely wouldn’t happen otherwise?
  15. Completely Agree
    Reza got a reaction from Hameedeh in Why is everyone moving to Dearborn?   
    There’s a history of Arab (Muslim and Christian) immigration to Michigan going back a century ago to work in the automobile industry. And that community has grown over generations. So lots of families, businesses, and support systems have been established over time. That social infrastructure is appealing.
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    Reza got a reaction from notme in Why is everyone moving to Dearborn?   
    There’s a history of Arab (Muslim and Christian) immigration to Michigan going back a century ago to work in the automobile industry. And that community has grown over generations. So lots of families, businesses, and support systems have been established over time. That social infrastructure is appealing.
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    Reza got a reaction from Northwest in I'm honestly convinced that most people leave Islam because of Islamophobia   
    For some, religion is nothing more than a lifestyle brand and social identity, which they reject because other brands/identities are more appealing or advantageous to their goals or desires.
    There’s no deep theological inquiry here. Furthermore, “believing in God and being a good person” while rejecting religious practice is not seen as problematic, and is considered a valid take. 
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    Reza got a reaction from Hameedeh in Are you going to take the vaccine?   
    It’s called herd immunity. A high vaccinated population protects the unvaccinated (the immunocompromised and the anti-vaccination folks) through sheer quantitive reduction in viral transmission. Not absolutely, but significantly.
  19. My Prayers
    Reza got a reaction from Hameedeh in Are you going to take the vaccine?   
    I guess there’s nothing left to say. Those who choose not to get vaccinated will have to face the consequences of their actions, not just for themselves, but for sick and immunocompromised people who are relying on herd immunity to be safe. 
    Thankfully anti-vaccine belief is a fringe minority, and enough people will get vaccinated to halt this pandemic in due time.
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    Reza got a reaction from AbdusSibtayn in Shame on the WhoIsHussain organization for slandering Lady Zaenab   
    Some of you seem triggered when the word “feminism” is used, no matter the context.
    It’s a common word with many interpretations used by lay people, and it’s not always used the way you assume it is. Instead of giving a benefit of the doubt based on the situation, you presume maliciousness and conspiracy from the start.
    Stop letting certain words cloud your judgment. 
  21. Completely Agree
    Reza got a reaction from AbdusSibtayn in I'm honestly convinced that most people leave Islam because of Islamophobia   
    This is playing semantics. Islam addresses human affairs, and liberal secularism addresses human affairs. So that's the plane of comparison being made. 
    The Arabic word "din" is a totality not probably represented by the English word "religion", so in my view, English words like "ideology", "religion", and "belief" are synonymous with one another, and attempts to delineate them is arbitrary and not helpful. 
    I'll await the classic hasanhh disagree reaction. I'm ready for it. 
  22. Completely Agree
    Reza got a reaction from BleedKnee in I'm honestly convinced that most people leave Islam because of Islamophobia   
    This is playing semantics. Islam addresses human affairs, and liberal secularism addresses human affairs. So that's the plane of comparison being made. 
    The Arabic word "din" is a totality not probably represented by the English word "religion", so in my view, English words like "ideology", "religion", and "belief" are synonymous with one another, and attempts to delineate them is arbitrary and not helpful. 
    I'll await the classic hasanhh disagree reaction. I'm ready for it. 
  23. Like
    Reza got a reaction from Khurasani in I'm honestly convinced that most people leave Islam because of Islamophobia   
    For some, religion is nothing more than a lifestyle brand and social identity, which they reject because other brands/identities are more appealing or advantageous to their goals or desires.
    There’s no deep theological inquiry here. Furthermore, “believing in God and being a good person” while rejecting religious practice is not seen as problematic, and is considered a valid take. 
  24. Like
    Reza got a reaction from BleedKnee in I'm honestly convinced that most people leave Islam because of Islamophobia   
    For some, religion is nothing more than a lifestyle brand and social identity, which they reject because other brands/identities are more appealing or advantageous to their goals or desires.
    There’s no deep theological inquiry here. Furthermore, “believing in God and being a good person” while rejecting religious practice is not seen as problematic, and is considered a valid take. 
  25. Disagree
    Reza got a reaction from hasanhh in I'm honestly convinced that most people leave Islam because of Islamophobia   
    This is playing semantics. Islam addresses human affairs, and liberal secularism addresses human affairs. So that's the plane of comparison being made. 
    The Arabic word "din" is a totality not probably represented by the English word "religion", so in my view, English words like "ideology", "religion", and "belief" are synonymous with one another, and attempts to delineate them is arbitrary and not helpful. 
    I'll await the classic hasanhh disagree reaction. I'm ready for it. 
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