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Reza

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    Reza got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in What do you think of flat earthers?   
    You don’t need math. A satellite has seen the Earth already.
  2. Completely Agree
    Reza got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in What do you think of flat earthers?   
    The constant existential “what ifs” and “maybe” essentially makes any conversation a non-starter. Either marked nihilism or just troll behavior at its purest.
  3. My Prayers
    Reza reacted to Tonks in Thoughts 2019   
    Waah, it's been years. Salaam all
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    Reza got a reaction from hasanhh in Facebook is consuming people's lives   
    Here's some data for 2019 for daily use. 
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    Reza got a reaction from Hameedeh in Facebook is consuming people's lives   
    Here's some data for 2019 for daily use. 
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    Reza got a reaction from notme in World Travel: What Countries have you visited   
    Anyone want to try this?
     
  7. Completely Agree
    Reza got a reaction from Akbar673 in Inherited your Faith?   
    Perhaps that’s why Islam places high value in childbearing and a high birth rate? Obviously of all inheritances to give, wouldn’t this be the best? 
     
    Culture is a mode of transmission. Like a container. How else are things disseminated at the human level?

    Inheritance is at childhood isn’t it? By the time somebody is an adult and responsible for themselves, they have already acquired many opportunities for faith validation, so there’s no dependence on any passive inheritance alone, and that cannot be blamed.
    So picking a faith is like deciding which model car to buy? Search the list, research the options, and find the best value? 
     
    Faith is a visceral inclination, formed by many influences, of which family, life experiences, or reading books are possible contributors, among others.
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    Reza got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Forcing Hijab?   
    You’re repeating what you said before and I already responded to these arguments.
    Anything new to add beyond the same liberal talking points?
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    Reza got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Forcing Hijab?   
    All societies have minimal clothing standards, but only some have maximum clothing standards. These are different things, and it’s inaccurate to call these extremes on the same spectrum, because they exist independently of one another.
    If you disagree with a minimal clothing standard or maximum clothing standard, assess on its own merits based on your value system.
    This is a commonly misunderstood ayat. It refers to there being no compulsion in internal belief or accepting a faith, not absolving one of public laws. The intent of the latter is not necessarily to influence the former, and if it does (either way), that’s merely serendipitous.
    In other words, this law, like most laws, are for general social cohesion, not to regulate individual conviction, of which a state has no power. That’s only the individual’s responsibility. Which leads to your point below:
    “Counter intuitive” is inaccurate because the law never claims to influence personal belief. It stays neutral on this matter. 
    If you want to debate the law on what it’s intended for, namely to benefit the external social/collective/cultural realm, then that’s a more productive discussion. 
    In the West, hijab is seen as an individualistic expression of faith. In majority Muslim societies, it serves a collectivist function. 
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    Reza got a reaction from AStruggler in Forcing Hijab?   
    All societies have minimal clothing standards, but only some have maximum clothing standards. These are different things, and it’s inaccurate to call these extremes on the same spectrum, because they exist independently of one another.
    If you disagree with a minimal clothing standard or maximum clothing standard, assess on its own merits based on your value system.
    This is a commonly misunderstood ayat. It refers to there being no compulsion in internal belief or accepting a faith, not absolving one of public laws. The intent of the latter is not necessarily to influence the former, and if it does (either way), that’s merely serendipitous.
    In other words, this law, like most laws, are for general social cohesion, not to regulate individual conviction, of which a state has no power. That’s only the individual’s responsibility. Which leads to your point below:
    “Counter intuitive” is inaccurate because the law never claims to influence personal belief. It stays neutral on this matter. 
    If you want to debate the law on what it’s intended for, namely to benefit the external social/collective/cultural realm, then that’s a more productive discussion. 
    In the West, hijab is seen as an individualistic expression of faith. In majority Muslim societies, it serves a collectivist function. 
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    Reza reacted to notme in What do you think of flat earthers?   
    It's a cult. 
    I can't imagine that they actually believe their nonsense, so it must be code for something.
    The Flat Earth Movement was founded by a white supremacist neo-Nazi. 
    One can not be Muslim and a Flat Earth Cultist. 
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    Reza got a reaction from Vindemiatrix in Forcing Hijab?   
    All societies have minimal clothing standards, but only some have maximum clothing standards. These are different things, and it’s inaccurate to call these extremes on the same spectrum, because they exist independently of one another.
    If you disagree with a minimal clothing standard or maximum clothing standard, assess on its own merits based on your value system.
    This is a commonly misunderstood ayat. It refers to there being no compulsion in internal belief or accepting a faith, not absolving one of public laws. The intent of the latter is not necessarily to influence the former, and if it does (either way), that’s merely serendipitous.
    In other words, this law, like most laws, are for general social cohesion, not to regulate individual conviction, of which a state has no power. That’s only the individual’s responsibility. Which leads to your point below:
    “Counter intuitive” is inaccurate because the law never claims to influence personal belief. It stays neutral on this matter. 
    If you want to debate the law on what it’s intended for, namely to benefit the external social/collective/cultural realm, then that’s a more productive discussion. 
    In the West, hijab is seen as an individualistic expression of faith. In majority Muslim societies, it serves a collectivist function. 
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    Reza got a reaction from shia farm girl in What do you think of flat earthers?   
    I don’t.
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    Reza got a reaction from shia farm girl in Forcing Hijab?   
    All societies have minimal clothing standards, but only some have maximum clothing standards. These are different things, and it’s inaccurate to call these extremes on the same spectrum, because they exist independently of one another.
    If you disagree with a minimal clothing standard or maximum clothing standard, assess on its own merits based on your value system.
    This is a commonly misunderstood ayat. It refers to there being no compulsion in internal belief or accepting a faith, not absolving one of public laws. The intent of the latter is not necessarily to influence the former, and if it does (either way), that’s merely serendipitous.
    In other words, this law, like most laws, are for general social cohesion, not to regulate individual conviction, of which a state has no power. That’s only the individual’s responsibility. Which leads to your point below:
    “Counter intuitive” is inaccurate because the law never claims to influence personal belief. It stays neutral on this matter. 
    If you want to debate the law on what it’s intended for, namely to benefit the external social/collective/cultural realm, then that’s a more productive discussion. 
    In the West, hijab is seen as an individualistic expression of faith. In majority Muslim societies, it serves a collectivist function. 
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    Reza got a reaction from The Green Knight in Purpose of Islam   
    They have been guided only by fitrah, but not revelation. Like a newborn baby or the mentally handicapped, they will be guided and held accountable only for what they have, no matter how limited. This is mercy.
    Even those of us who “know” Islam, our knowledge is superficial and we’ve extracted very little, so perhaps we’re not too far ahead in many respects ourselves. 
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    Reza got a reaction from Mahdavist in Forcing Hijab?   
    All societies have minimal clothing standards, but only some have maximum clothing standards. These are different things, and it’s inaccurate to call these extremes on the same spectrum, because they exist independently of one another.
    If you disagree with a minimal clothing standard or maximum clothing standard, assess on its own merits based on your value system.
    This is a commonly misunderstood ayat. It refers to there being no compulsion in internal belief or accepting a faith, not absolving one of public laws. The intent of the latter is not necessarily to influence the former, and if it does (either way), that’s merely serendipitous.
    In other words, this law, like most laws, are for general social cohesion, not to regulate individual conviction, of which a state has no power. That’s only the individual’s responsibility. Which leads to your point below:
    “Counter intuitive” is inaccurate because the law never claims to influence personal belief. It stays neutral on this matter. 
    If you want to debate the law on what it’s intended for, namely to benefit the external social/collective/cultural realm, then that’s a more productive discussion. 
    In the West, hijab is seen as an individualistic expression of faith. In majority Muslim societies, it serves a collectivist function. 
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    Reza got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in Purpose of Islam   
    They have been guided only by fitrah, but not revelation. Like a newborn baby or the mentally handicapped, they will be guided and held accountable only for what they have, no matter how limited. This is mercy.
    Even those of us who “know” Islam, our knowledge is superficial and we’ve extracted very little, so perhaps we’re not too far ahead in many respects ourselves. 
  18. Like
    Reza got a reaction from Hameedeh in Forcing Hijab?   
    All societies have minimal clothing standards, but only some have maximum clothing standards. These are different things, and it’s inaccurate to call these extremes on the same spectrum, because they exist independently of one another.
    If you disagree with a minimal clothing standard or maximum clothing standard, assess on its own merits based on your value system.
    This is a commonly misunderstood ayat. It refers to there being no compulsion in internal belief or accepting a faith, not absolving one of public laws. The intent of the latter is not necessarily to influence the former, and if it does (either way), that’s merely serendipitous.
    In other words, this law, like most laws, are for general social cohesion, not to regulate individual conviction, of which a state has no power. That’s only the individual’s responsibility. Which leads to your point below:
    “Counter intuitive” is inaccurate because the law never claims to influence personal belief. It stays neutral on this matter. 
    If you want to debate the law on what it’s intended for, namely to benefit the external social/collective/cultural realm, then that’s a more productive discussion. 
    In the West, hijab is seen as an individualistic expression of faith. In majority Muslim societies, it serves a collectivist function. 
  19. Completely Agree
    Reza got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in Forcing Hijab?   
    All societies have minimal clothing standards, but only some have maximum clothing standards. These are different things, and it’s inaccurate to call these extremes on the same spectrum, because they exist independently of one another.
    If you disagree with a minimal clothing standard or maximum clothing standard, assess on its own merits based on your value system.
    This is a commonly misunderstood ayat. It refers to there being no compulsion in internal belief or accepting a faith, not absolving one of public laws. The intent of the latter is not necessarily to influence the former, and if it does (either way), that’s merely serendipitous.
    In other words, this law, like most laws, are for general social cohesion, not to regulate individual conviction, of which a state has no power. That’s only the individual’s responsibility. Which leads to your point below:
    “Counter intuitive” is inaccurate because the law never claims to influence personal belief. It stays neutral on this matter. 
    If you want to debate the law on what it’s intended for, namely to benefit the external social/collective/cultural realm, then that’s a more productive discussion. 
    In the West, hijab is seen as an individualistic expression of faith. In majority Muslim societies, it serves a collectivist function. 
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    Reza got a reaction from hasanhh in What do you think of flat earthers?   
    I don’t.
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    Reza got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Empowering women?   
    Parts of the Muslim world (secular and non secular) have degraded women to a far greater degree. Forced non-hijab laws in the workplace, the cosmetics and clothing industry, nearly every Saudi law, illiteracy promotion, lower educational opportunities. All on nominal Muslim societies.
    I suppose this shirt may be a hypocritical and patronizing element in a non-Muslim context, but let’s not miss the forest for the trees here. It didn’t begin or end with this.
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    Reza got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Empowering women?   
    It doesn’t matter where such a law extended from, some Muslim societies do it, that’s the point.
    Also, every society has minimum clothing laws, and if that minimum is hijab, so be it. I don’t see the moral equivalency you’re making.
     
    But this is all off topic. The point is that Muslim societies, through many mechanisms (imported or from jahil culture), have degraded the female gender just like the “Western” world has.
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    Reza got a reaction from habib e najjaar in Facebook is consuming people's lives   
    An hour straight? Most people I know have it on all day and periodically check it for a few minutes here and there throughout the day. The devotion to this thing is tremendous!
  24. Haha
    Reza got a reaction from Hameedeh in What was your first thought when you joined ShiaChat?   
    When I first came here:
    What is this “mooota” thing? I see it everywhere.
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    Reza got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Truth or impact   
    What do you mean by this?
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