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    fightingsoul001 got a reaction from TryHard in How Did You Find Your Spouse?   
    May Allah bless your marriage with more and more love.
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    fightingsoul001 got a reaction from shia farm girl in Your Username Or Avatar   
    mine is fightingsoul.
    Soul that fights against evil temptations. Means soul that fights against my desires.
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    fightingsoul001 got a reaction from AfricanShia in Meditation?   
    Prayers are best form of meditation. I was a big fan of meditation. Done lots of meditation, it is very effective in calming mind. Those days I was reading my prayer with out involving myself in it and was completely unaware of its healing and calming powers. But when I learned to involve myself completely in prayers, there was no match for it. Focus on every word and involve yourself in prayer completely and see what it can do to you.
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    fightingsoul001 got a reaction from Mansur Bakhtiari in Many Sunni Converts To Shia In Libya   
    They plan against Allah (swt) but Allah planed against them. Allah(swt) is the best planner.
    There is a quranic aya about this.
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    fightingsoul001 got a reaction from Ali.Isa in Materialism In Islam   
    Salam,
    I want to know what everybody think about materialism? How can we save ourselves from its influence?
    What are Islamic teachings about materialism? What is its linkage with spirituality?
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    fightingsoul001 reacted to irakiya_shi3iya in Who Am I?   
    Salam,
    This is very true, the heart is not just hardened by the sins but by the ego which is very selfish. I think its very important to step back and reflect on oneself instead of being so mesmerised by this life. Ofcourse it is much easier said than done because we all have desires and wants. You have to go through tests and trials till your ego shatters and this involves alot of pain.
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    fightingsoul001 reacted to Hamdulillah in Who Am I?   
    Definitely agree. I recommend anyone who is interested to watch this series:

     
    Also there is a book called 'The power of now' by Eckhart Tolle.
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    fightingsoul001 got a reaction from irakiya_shi3iya in Who Am I?   
    If i am sitting in ferrari and i am ill then there is no benefit I can get from ferrari. I need to be fit and healthy before i could enjoy other things. If ferrari is your body and you are your soul the same concept apply. If your soul is lost you cant enjoy your body, no matter what you do. In short we are much deeper than our body. If deeper part is in pain there is no way you could remove it by superficial band aid.
    But question is who am i and where is my soul?
    When you start asking yourself where am I? Who am I? and look into your self, you will sense a life within you and you will find yourself limitless, timeless, beyound any boundary.
    But when you sense a life within you soon you feel a lot of resistance which is ego. Ego does not allow you to observe yourself. Ego is a shell which we have associted with ourselves instead of our true selves. As we grow older and older we continue to grow our ego because we associate more of this world with ourselves.
    Education of building ego startes in our childhood when a child cant let go of his toys because they think that they are 'mine' so they start building up this 'I ness' in everything and start to identify himself with these things. With age this 'I' starts to grow because elder person has more things in this world by which he could identify himself with. So in egoistic person 'I' dominates his true self. His true self is caged by 'I'. Although you can sense ur true self for a very short time if you try but you cant hold it for long to observe it. Ego does not allow you to be free.
    This is the freedom which is mentioned in islam. To know yourself, first you have to kill your every ego until what remain of you is your true self and you become like a new born baby who knows everything. Like it is said somewhere that when we were babies we knew everything but then we forgot.
    What does praying achieve?
    Praying to one God achieve the same. When we are sincerely praying we forget everything else and what ever we have we want to share with our lord. It is like when a child gets a toy and he starts sharing with other children. Thats why sacrifice is so important in every religion specially in Shia islam so that we could be free.
    Brothers and sisters this is just my opinion which might be wrong. please correct me and If you liked it more will come.
    Thanks
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    fightingsoul001 reacted to TheIslamHistory in Letter To Imam Mahdi (As) Was Found By A Guy   
    1- Al-Thik'ar is Possible at all cases, makes no difference whether you are writing or supplicating.
     
    2- No one is making the religion complicated, your exaggerating and attributing false statement to a population that you have no knowledge of. 
     
    3- When you supplicate or commit an action, in terms of "Towards your Imam", of course it's for the creator, who else? Your simply exaggerating.
     
     
     
     
    In terms of him (a.f) being aware of the persons message, is no doubt. And not in a literal sense. 
     
    _____________
    (wasalam)
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    fightingsoul001 reacted to notme in Why Do People Marry Idiots?   
    Sister, I used to be married to an idiot as bad as or worse than you've described.  Don't take topics like this personally.  A lot of the members of this forum are young, and a lot do not have English as their first language.  Peel away the emotion and use the wisdom you've gained from your bad experience to help others avoid the same situation, if it is possible to avoid.  I took the question as a genuine question, but understood it to be asking "why do people marry people who turn out to make their lives miserable?"  And I actually learned from some of the answers.  
     
    And never pray for bad things to befall our brothers and sisters.  Please, for the sake of your own soul don't do that.  I know you didn't really mean it, but don't even say such things.
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    fightingsoul001 reacted to Al-Khattati in Why Do People Marry Idiots?   
    Because you don't really know a person until you have lived with them.
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    fightingsoul001 reacted to Qa'im in Skype Discussion 2: The Story Of Adam   
    (salam)
     
    InshaAllah everyone's Muharram is fruitful and beneficial,
     
    I would like to carry on Skype discussion sessions this week. Our previous session was on the Occultation. Our next session will take place on Saturday, November 15th at 2:00pm Eastern Standard Time.
     
    Topic: The Story of Adam (as)
     
    If you're interested in coming, please send me a private message with your Skype info, and inshaAllah we will convene when the time comes.
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    fightingsoul001 got a reaction from hasanhh in How Does A Muslim Woman Find A Husband?   
    Only online.
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    fightingsoul001 got a reaction from Zaynab McCabe in How Does A Muslim Woman Find A Husband?   
    I am born Muslim but I would strongly prefer revert Muslim.
    Revert Muslims are genuine Muslims. :)
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    fightingsoul001 got a reaction from -Enlightened in How Does A Muslim Woman Find A Husband?   
    Only online.
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    fightingsoul001 got a reaction from aliasghark in Many Sunni Converts To Shia In Libya   
    They plan against Allah (swt) but Allah planed against them. Allah(swt) is the best planner.
    There is a quranic aya about this.
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    fightingsoul001 got a reaction from -Enlightened in Khan Academy   
    Try
    http://www.udacity.com/
    https://www.edx.org/
    https://www.coursera.org/
    For advance level.
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    fightingsoul001 got a reaction from Hameedeh in Buddhist Philiosophy Meditation - Allowed Or Not?   
    We do have our own Islamic meditation, why need to go some where else when we know Islam is the only way to Allah.
    Try to meditate in Salat. I have tried all types of Meditations but nothing matches Salat.
    Read "Adabus Salat" if you really want to meditate.
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    fightingsoul001 reacted to Peace lover in Overseas Pakistanis Next Step   
    Shias in Pakistan can repel these wahabbis even if they are divided. There is only one problem and that is security of their families and children. Turi have already formed a force called Mehdi militia and they are achieving their goal very effectively. This force can not grow large until they have enough money and equipments.
    We only need wealthy shia people who can donate. Rest is as easy as eating ice cream.
    Wahabbis don't have that much morale like we have. They kill our one man, in turn we kill their 20 in face to face fight. If you guys don't believe me ask any Turi about their fight with Taliban.
    Give them resources and you will see what Shias can do to these Wahhabis.
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    fightingsoul001 reacted to king-s18 in Overseas Pakistanis Next Step   
    currently some shia's in parachinar (pakistan) are well armed and fighting the taliban head on, might i say they are doing a mighty good job of it..
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    fightingsoul001 reacted to AhlulBayt_313 in Shiachat Has Been Amazing To New Reverts   
    One thing to keep in mind, regarding Sunni's....I will tell you one thing I learned from Imam Ali (as). Since I have read all of his work, I will explain. Today, many people judge other's. Shi3a versus Sunni etc...But, before you look at how one person is today, you have no idea who he or she could be tomorrow. I know I will never be anything other than Shi3a; however, I never look at another person's faith, because I know people change. Look at me, I was a Roman Catholic, now I am a Shi3a of Islam. People can change. Yet, I am referring to the people of today, not the people of our past. The people of our past (their story has already been laid out for us) but still, Allah (swt) is Most Merciful and All-Knowing. Anyone who does something bad, Allah (swt) will surely handle those actions. As I've learned as a young child from my own elder's, we all have a grave, and each one of us will be Judged by God, individually. To make that statement more powerful, from what Ahlul-bayt (as) has shown me, every action that we perform, our parents will be Judged for our behavior, so the best thing to do is try to make yourself better in honour of your parents and elders, alike. The Ahlul-Bayt (as) makes perfect sense teaching this, because we are only a reflection of what was created before us. I look at what some of the people did back in history, and I look at their mistakes as a guide to never do what they did. We can surely learn from bad people of "what not to do," and we can learn from people like Imam Hussain (as) what it truely means to sacrifice yourself for the sake of Allah (swt).
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    fightingsoul001 reacted to AhlulBayt_313 in Shiachat Has Been Amazing To New Reverts   
    I am more of a slave to the Ahlul-Bayt (as), rather than call myself a follower. I would do anything for them! I dedicate a lot of my time Spreading their Message. Insha'Allah, I wish everyone paid more attention to their great Words of Wisdom. They are truly, one of the Best Creation's Allah (SWT) ever created. The School of Ahlul-Bayt (as) is where I shall stay, Insha'Allah.
    One thing I will tell you, if you ever meet a new Muslim, and they ask you what to study first. Tell them to get a Qur'an (READ THAT), and also study the Holy Prophet's (sawa) family. That is what I did when I started. Qur'an in one hand, and Nahjul Balagha in the other hand. Yes, as a new Muslim, we must Learn the Qur'an, but The School of Ahlul-Bayt (as) teaches you how to be a better person overall. There were so many question's I had at the beginning, and I didn't need to go asking anyone. I simply found all my answer's through the Ahlul-Bayt (as) :blush:
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    fightingsoul001 reacted to Pedram in Marriage Survey (Updated Results)   
    Brothers:
    1. Are you interested/looking to get married?
    Yes: 26 (92.9%)
    No: 2 (7.1%)
    2. Are you open to other cultures/nationalities? (This means you and your family are both open to other cultures/nationalities, if either you or your family are not open to this, please answer "No")
    Yes: 2 (78.6%)
    No: 6 (21.4%)
    3. Have you ever fallen into a sin due to not having a spouse? (Adultery/Zina, masturbation, visiting inappropriate websites, etc.)
    Yes: 26 (92.9%)
    No: 1 (7.1%)
    4. Have you ever considered practicing Mu'ta (temporary marriage) due to not having a spouse in order to prevent haram/sins?
    Yes: 15 (53.6%)
    No: 13 (46.4%)
    5. What do you consider to be your biggest reason for marriage? (You may have multiple reasons for marriage, please let us know about what you consider to be THE MAIN reason)
    Preventing sins/haram (physical pleasure): 10 (35.7%)
    Creating a family: 4 (14.3%)
    Having someone to spend my time with: 4 (14.3%)
    I feel I'm alone: 5 (17.9%)
    Marriage is a highly recommended act: 4 (14.3%)
    Financial reasons: 0 (0%)
    To have children: 0 (0%)
    To have freedom (to be independent and away from my family): 1 (3.6%)
    6. What do you consider to be the main barrier between you and marriage?
    Not having enough opportunities to find a spouse: 9 (34.6%)


    My Education: 6 (23.1%)



    My Financial problems: 6 (23.1%)



    My Family/Parents: 2 (7.7%)



    My Culture: 3 (11.5%)

    7. Do you think your local Islamic communities (such as mosques, youth groups, events, etc.) create enough opportunities which allow you to find a spouse?
    They do not create any opportunities: 14 (50.0%)


    They create very few opportunities: 8 (28.6%)



    They create some opportunities: 5 (17.9%)



    They create a lot of opportunities: 1 (3.6%)

    8. What is your age?


    15 to 18: 10 (35.7%)



    19 to 21: 5 (17.9%)

    22 to 25:

    10 (35.7%)



    26 to 30: 2 (7.1%)



    30+: 1 (3.6%)

    9. What is your ethnic background
    Pakistani: 7 (25.0%)
    Indian: 5 (17.9%)
    Arab: 9 (32.1%)
    Iranian: 5 (17.9%)
    Turkish: 0 (0%)
    Convert/Revert: 2 (7.1%)
    Other: 0 (0%)


    10. Where do you live?



    North America: 10 (35.7%)



    South America: 0 (0%)



    Europe: 7 (25.0%)



    Asia: 8 (28.6%)



    Africa: 1 (3.6%)



    Australia: 2 (7.1%)

    Sisters:
    1. Are you interested/looking to get married?
    Yes: 24 (68.6%)
    No: 11 (31.4%)
    2. Are you open to other cultures/nationalities? (This means you and your family are both open to other cultures/nationalities, if either you or your family are not open to this, please answer "No")
    Yes: 18 (51.4%)
    No: 17 (48.6%)
    3. Have you ever fallen into a sin due to not having a spouse? (Adultery/Zina, masturbation, visiting inappropriate websites, etc.)
    Yes: 18 (51.4%)
    No: 17 (48.6%)
    4. Have you ever considered practicing Mu'ta (temporary marriage) due to not having a spouse in order to prevent haram/sins?
    Yes: 8 (22.9%)
    No: 27 (77.1%)
    5. What do you consider to be your biggest reason for marriage? (You may have multiple reasons for marriage, please let us know about what you consider to be THE MAIN reason)
    Preventing sins/haram (physical pleasure): 4 (11.4%)
    Creating a family: 2 (5.7%)
    Having someone to spend my time with: 11 (31.4%)
    I feel I'm alone: 2 (5.7%)
    Marriage is a highly recommended act: 11 (31.4%)
    Financial reasons: 0 (0%)
    To have children: 1 (2.9%)
    To have freedom (to be independent and away from my family): 4 (11.4%)
    6. What do you consider to be the main barrier between you and marriage?
    Not having enough opportunities to find a spouse: 13 (40.6%)
    My Education: 10 (31.3%)
    My Financial problems: 1 (3.1%)
    My Family/Parents: 7 (21.9%)
    My Culture: 1 (3.1%)
    7. Do you think your local Islamic communities (such as mosques, youth groups, events, etc.) create enough opportunities which allow you to find a spouse?
    They do not create any opportunities: 17 (48.6%)
    They create very few opportunities: 7 (20.0%)
    They create some opportunities: 8 (22.9%)
    They create a lot of opportunities: 3 (8.6%)
    8. What is your age?
    15 to 18: 14 (40.0%)
    19 to 21: 14 (40.0%)
    22 to 25: 5 (14.3%)
    26 to 30: 2 (5.7%)
    30+: 0 (0%)
    9. What is your ethnic background
    Pakistani: 9 (25.7%)
    Indian: 3 (8.6%)
    Arab: 15 (42.9%)
    Iranian: 4 (11.4%)
    Turkish: 0 (0%)
    Convert/Revert: 4 (11.4%)
    Other: 1 (Afghan)
    10. Where do you live?
    North America: 22 (62.9%)
    South America: 0 (0%)
    Europe: 9 (25.7%)
    Asia: 4 (11.4%)
    Africa: 0 (0%)
    Australia: 0 (0%)
    Brothers comments:
    Comments to question 5:
    comment 1:


    To fulfill the need of 'love'



    comment 2:

    All of the above. The end result is to make a family with children. The short-term result is to prevent sin. I am also very lonely..
    comment 3:


    After this every human has the longing for having a family i believe, and it is highly recommended too.

    comment 4:


    Fulfilling half of my deen.

    comment 5:


    complete-ting half my deen

    Comments to question 6:
    comment 1:


    The first three answers apply to myself



    comment 2:



    Financial Problem being the first culprit, others big barriers are Culture and Parents, as they think marriage to something secondary at my age. Job and Money comes first, other things follow.



    comment 3: Appearance



    comment 4: my looks, the fact marrige in islam requires all of these akward meetings with families. I just want to meet a girl in real life, get to know her, then be sure she is the one. Plus , my looks. Allah swt has created some of us ugly, and women desire 'handsome' men. Sad but biological truth.

    comment 4:
    A
    comment 5:


    That she acknowledge my proposal.

    Sisters comments:
    Comments to question 5:
    comment 1:


    Love



    comment 2:



    Have a companion, my husband shouldn't just be my husband, he should be my best friend.



    comment 3:



    i want to spend my time with him because he is my best friend, the one who understand me and knows me the best and comfortable with. I want to have a family with him too.



    comment 4:



    Getting closer to god

    comment 5:


    To be with someone you love and trust

    comment 6:


    Helping eachother become more spiritual n closer to Allah

    comment 7:


    marriage means a lot to me..and i want to get married firstly i dont want to get involved in any haram thing,i want a family which truly follows islam...and marriage brings one closer to Allah as it s recommended in islam

    Comments to question 6:
    comment 1:


    Nothing



    comment 2:



    The pretentious men in our community, low self esteem



    comment 3:



    where i live...i guess i have to finish university and find a job where there are more muslims

    comment 4:


    Family problems

    comment 5:


    I don't have one, just not the right age or time to get married.

    comment 6:


    my age as now a day people dont marry at the age of 18...and even if i want to my parents and relative would give first preferrence to my career...

    Link to thread containing links to the survey:
    http://www.shiachat.com/forum/index.php?/topic/235009932-survey-data-required-for-research/
    Link to previous results:
    http://www.shiachat.com/forum/index.php?/topic/235010233-results-for-survey/
    A big thank you to all those who helped in this survey.
    InshaAllah if more people take the survey, the results will be updated again.
    All comments and feed backs welcomed
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    fightingsoul001 got a reaction from Hameedeh in Patience In Hard Times......   
    QUR'AN: and give good news to the patient ones who, when a misfortunate befalls them, say: "Surely we are Allah's and to Him we shall surely return." Those are they on whom are blessings and mercy from their Lord, and those are the followers of the right course:
    The patient ones are mentioned in these verses so that Allah may give them good news to begin with, and then may teach them the way of good patience, and thirdly, may explain to them why patience is essential it is because Allah owns the man and fourthly, may declare what is its overall recompense, that is, blessing, mercy and being guided aright.
    Allah first told His Prophet to give them good news; but did not disclose what was that good news about. This was to show the greatness of the subject matter it is from Allah, therefore, it must be about something specially good, great and beautiful. Moreover, it is something which Allah, Himself has guaranteed.
    Thereafter, He said that the patient ones are those who say these words when misfortune befalls them. "al-Musibah" (translated here as misfortune) is any happening that occurs to a man; but it is always used for a distressing happening. "Who... say: 'Surely we are Allah's...'": The word "say" as used here does not mean mere utterance of the sentence without keeping its meaning in mind. Even understanding its meaning is not sufficient, unless one penetrates to the depth of its reality. And that is that man is owned by Allah in real ownership and that he is surely to return to Allah his Master. If this feeling takes deep root in his heart, the man will observe the highest degree of patience; sorrow, fear and anguish will be totally eradicated, and the rust of heedlessness will be removed from the heart. How?
    Man and all his faculties, actions and other concomitants of existence, are there because of Allah He is his Creator and Originator. Man exists because of Allah, and is dependent on Him in all his affairs and conditions. He does not have any existence, or continuity independent of Allah. The Master has the right to manage His slave's affairs in any way He likes; the slave has authority whatsoever in his own affairs, because he has has no authority no independence at all. Allah, owns him; He is the real Owner of man's existence, faculties and actions.
    Then Allah allowed man to ascribe his "self" to himself as a property is ascribed to its owner. That is why it is said that "man has existence." In the same way, He permitted him to ascribe his faculties and actions to himself. Accordingly, it is said that "man has faculties like hearing and sight", or "he does some actions like: walking, speaking, eating and hearing." Without the Divine permission neither man nor anything else could own any such ascription or attribution, because nothing exists without the Divine permission, or independent of Allah's will.
    Allah has also informed us that ultimately all things will revert to their original status the state before Allah allowed them to be attributed to one or the other creature and then no ownership will remain there except that of Allah, as He says: To whom belongs the kingdom this day? To Allah the One, the Subduer (of all) (40:16). It shows that man together with all that "belongs" to him or is with him is to return to Allah.
    In short, there is a "real" ownership; it is reserved for Allah nobody be he a man or something else shares it with Him. And there is an "apparent" ownership, for example, man "owns" his own "self " as well as his children and properties etc. But the real ownership is of Allah, and man owns them in form and appearance only and that also because Allah has allowed such attribution. Thus, when man remembers the reality of Divine ownership, and then looks at his own "self", he knows that he is wholly and totally owned by Allah, Then, he realizes that his "apparent" ownership of his "self" as well as of his children and properties, etc. will soon cease to exist, will become null and void; it will return to his Lord. Then, he will understand that ultimately he owns nothing, either in reality or in appearance. In this background, there is no reason why he should grieve if he is afflicted with some misfortune. One may be affected only by something which one owns feeling happiness when it is found or sorrow if it is lost But when he believes that he owns nothing, he shall not be affected by finding it or losing it. How can he be afflicted by any loss when he believes that Allah is the real Owner of everything and He may manage His property in any way He likes?
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    fightingsoul001 reacted to abbas110 in Shia Genocide-Quetta(Mastung) Blast   
    Before pointing fingers at someone from Iran it would be more befitting for us to ask if there is anybody to guide us from within our ranks of 30 million Shias of Pakistan? and if there are some who claim to be leading then what are they doing about this?
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