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    peace seeker got a reaction from Qasim-Raza in Online English Shia Books [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    some books on Sayida Fatimah (as)
    on this website:
    http://oppressionsuponjanabezahra.blogspot.in/p/books.html
    (wasalam)
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    peace seeker got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in Why Does Iran Persecute Baha'is?   
    1. They claim that Báb is the Qaym and Bahá'u'lláh is a prophet after prophet Mohamed
    2. They have been accused of being collaborators and tools of zionists
    Their "Universal House of Justice is the supreme governing institution of the Bahá'í Faith", is located in occupied Palestine:

    Why haven't they used their "universal justice" and closeness to the zionist regime, to end persecution of Christians and Muslims in their patron's controlled areas? And maybe also give ( local / native / indigenous) Palestinians their land back and also access to higher education?


    (wasalam)

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    peace seeker got a reaction from shia farm girl in Speech In Islam   
    Salam Alaikum, 
     
    The Theme of Speech in Islam is the essence of everything, because it is known that Allah creates through speech. At the same time us limited humans have a capacity of using limited speech as well, which likewise has powers and forces. Therefore, speech is seen as an action, a deed which we are accountable for. Thankfully the Quran and narrations of the prophetic family have left us clear guidelines as to how to apply speech. In a nutshell, we can say that speech should be good speech, just speech, and truthful. At the same time the vital point here is that as believers we are asked to apply this kind of speech to everyone, regardless if they are friends or enemies.


    I. Quran:



    Everything that happens is a result of Allah's Word:
     
    Allah's just says Be and it is:
    وهو الذي خلق السماوات والأرض بالحق ويوم يقول كن فيكون قوله الحق وله الملك يوم ينفخ في الصور عالم الغيب والشهادة وهو الحكيم الخبير
     
    And it is He who created the heavens and earth in truth. And the day He says, "Be," and it is, His word is the truth. And His is the dominion the Day the Horn is blown. Knower of the unseen and the witnessed; and He is the Wise, the Acquainted. 6:73
    إنما قولنا لشيء إذا أردناه أن نقول له كن فيكون 
    Indeed, Our word to a thing when We intend it is but that We say to it, "Be," and it is.16:40
    ويحق الله الحق بكلماته ولو كره المجرمون And Allah will establish the truth by His words, even if the criminals dislike it." 10:82
    Being guided by Allah, means following what He says, just like the heavens and earth obey Him:
    قيل يا نوح اهبط بسلام منا وبركات عليك وعلى أمم ممن معك وأمم سنمتعهم ثم يمسهم منا عذاب أليم 
    It was said, "O Noah, disembark in security from Us and blessings upon you and upon nations from those with you. But other nations We will grant enjoyment; then there will touch them from Us a painful punishment." 11:48
    وقيل يا أرض ابلعي ماءك ويا سماء أقلعي وغيض الماء وقضي الأمر واستوت على الجودي وقيل بعدا للقوم الظالمين And it was said, "O earth, swallow your water, and O sky, withhold." And the water subsided, and the matter was accomplished, and the ship came to rest on the [mountain of] Judiyy. And it was said, "Away with the wrongdoing people." 11:44
    Vastness of God's Word beyond our comprehension 
    قل لو كان البحر مدادا لكلمات ربي لنفد البحر قبل أن تنفد كلمات ربي ولو جئنا بمثله مددا Say, "If the sea were ink for the words of my Lord, the sea would be exhausted before the words of my Lord were exhausted, even if We brought the like of it as a supplement." 18:107
    ولو أنما في الأرض من شجرة أقلام والبحر يمده من بعده سبعة أبحر ما نفدت كلمات الله إن الله عزيز حكيم And if whatever trees upon the earth were pens and the sea [was ink], replenished thereafter by seven seas, the words of Allah would not be exhausted. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise. 31:27

    Mother Book with Allah not to be confused with any other book
    يمحو الله ما يشاء ويثبت وعنده أم الكتاب Allah eliminates what He wills or confirms, and with Him is the Mother of the Book. 13:39

    Word of Allah must be feared:

    ولو شئنا لآتينا كل نفس هداها ولكن حق القول مني لأملأن جهنم من الجنة والناس أجمعين And if we had willed, We could have given every soul its guidance, but the word from Me will come into effect  "I will surely fill Hell with jinn and people all together.  32:13 The Word of Allah decides who believes and who does not:
    إن الذين حقت عليهم كلمت ربك لا يؤمنون
      Indeed, those upon whom the word of your Lord has come into effect will not believe, 10:96 كذلك حقت كلمت ربك على الذين فسقوا أنهم لا يؤمنون
      Thus the word of your Lord has come into effect upon those who defiantly disobeyed - that they will not believe. 10:33
    Not talking outwardly about fear (showing off)
    واذكر ربك في نفسك تضرعا وخيفة ودون الجهر من القول بالغدو والآصال ولا تكن من الغافلين And remember your Lord within yourself in humility and in fear without being apparent in speech - in the mornings and the evenings. And do not be among the heedless.

    Speaking Kindly to Bad people and its benefits:

    Answering bad with good:
    ولا تستوي الحسنة ولا السيئة ادفع بالتي هي أحسن فإذا الذي بينك وبينه عداوة كأنه ولي حميم

     And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel by that which is better; and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity as though he was a devoted friend. 41:34
    Avoiding hurtful speech to maintain unity:
    فبما رحمة من الله لنت لهم ولو كنت فظّا غليظ القلب لانفضوا من حولك فاعف عنهم واستغفر لهم وشاورهم في الأمر فإذا عزمت فتوكل على الله إن الله يحب المتوكلين
     So by mercy from Allah , you were lenient with them. And if you had been rude [in speech] and harsh in heart, they would have disbanded from about you. So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them and consult them in the matter. And when you have decided, then rely upon Allah . Indeed, Allah loves those who rely [upon Him]. 3:159
     Kindness to foolish people:
    ولا تؤتوا السفهاء أموالكم التي جعل الله لكم قياما وارزقوهم فيها واكسوهم وقولوا لهم قولا معروفا
     And do not give the weak-minded/foolish your property, which Allah has made a means of sustenance for you, but provide for them with it and clothe them and speak to them words of appropriate kindness. 4:5

    Gentleness in speaking even with likes of Pharaoh:
    اذهبا إلى فرعون إنه طغى

    Go, both of you, to Pharaoh. Indeed, he has transgressed. 20:43

     فقولا له قولا لينا لعله يتذكر أو يخشى
      And speak to him with gentle speech that perhaps he may be reminded or fear." 20:44
     Avoiding Bad speech and answering it with peace:
    وإذا سمعوا اللغو أعرضوا عنه وقالوا لنا أعمالنا ولكم أعمالكم سلام عليكم لا نبتغي الجاهلين
      And when they hear ill speech, they turn away from it and say, "For us are our deeds, and for you are your deeds. Peace upon you; we seek not the ignorant. 28:55
    وعباد الرحمن الذين يمشون على الأرض هونا وإذا خاطبهم الجاهلون قالوا سلاما
      And the servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth gently, and when the ignorant address them, they say, "Peace!" 25:63
     والذين لا يشهدون الزور وإذا مروا باللغو مروا كراما
      And those who do not testify to falsehood, and when they pass near ill speech, they pass by with dignity. 25:72
    والذين هم عن اللغو معرضون
      And they who turn away from ill speech 23:3
    أولئك الذين يعلم الله ما في قلوبهم فأعرض عنهم وعظهم وقل لهم في أنفسهم قولا بليغا
      Those are the ones of whom Allah knows what is in their hearts, so turn away from them but warn them and speak to them a far reaching word about themselves. 4:63

    Kind Speech to all:


    وهدوا إلى الطيب من القول وهدوا إلى صراط الحميد
      And they had been guided to kind speech, and they were guided to the path of the Praiseworthy. 22:24
    وإذ أخذنا ميثاق بني إسرائيل لا تعبدون إلا الله وبالوالدين إحسانا وذي القربى واليتامى والمساكين وقولوا للناس حسنا وأقيموا الصلاة وآتوا الزكاة ثم توليتم إلا قليلا منكم وأنتم معرضون
      And when We took the covenant from the Children of Israel, "Do not worship except Allah ; and to parents do good and to relatives, orphans, and the needy. And speak to people good and establish prayer and give zakah." Then you turned away, except a few of you, and you were refusing. 2:83
     وقل لعبادي يقولوا التي هي أحسن إن الشيطان ينزغ بينهم إن الشيطان كان للإنسان عدوّا مبينا
      And tell My servants to say that which is best. Indeed, Satan induces among them. Indeed Satan is ever, to mankind, a clear enemy. 17:53
    وإذا حضر القسمة أولو القربى واليتامى والمساكين فارزقوهم منه وقولوا لهم قولا معروفا
      And when relatives and orphans and the needy are present at the [time of] division, then provide for them [something] out of the estate and speak to them words of appropriate kindness. 4:8
     يا أيها الذين آمنوا اتقوا الله وقولوا قولا سديدا
      O you who have believed, fear Allah and speak words of appropriate justice. 33:70
    يا أيها الذين آمنوا لا يسخر قوم من قوم عسى أن يكونوا خيرا منهم ولا نساء من نساء عسى أن يكن خيرا منهن ولا تلمزوا أنفسكم ولا تنابزوا بالألقاب بئس الاسم الفسوق بعد الإيمان ومن لم يتب فأولئك هم الظالمون
     O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule people; perhaps they may be better than them; nor let women ridicule women; perhaps they may be better than them. And do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after [one's] faith. And whoever does not repent - then it is those who are the wrongdoers. 49:11

    وإذا حييتم بتحية فحيوا بأحسن منها أو ردوها إن الله كان على كل شيء حسيبا And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet [in return] with one better than it or [at least] return it [in a like manner]. Indeed, Allah is ever, over all things, an Accountant.
    Divine Superiority of Good / Kind Speech for Allah:
    من كان يريد العزة فلله العزة جميعا إليه يصعد الكلم الطيب والعمل الصالح يرفعه والذين يمكرون السيئات لهم عذاب شديد ومكر أولئك هو يبور
      Whoever desires honor - then to Allah belongs all honor. To Him ascends kind speech, and righteous work raises it. But they who plot evil deeds will have a severe punishment, and the plotting of those - it will perish. 35:10
    ألم تر كيف ضرب الله مثلا كلمة طيبة كشجرة طيبة أصلها ثابت وفرعها في السماء
     
    Have you not considered how Allah presents an example, a good word like a good tree, whose root is firmly fixed and its branches in the sky? 14:24
    ومثل كلمة خبيثة كشجرة خبيثة اجتثت من فوق الأرض ما لها من قرار 
    And the example of a bad word is like a bad tree, uprooted from the surface of the earth, not having any stability. 14:26 قول معروف ومغفرة خير من صدقة يتبعها أذى والله غني حليم

    Kind speech and forgiveness are better than charity followed by injury. And Allah is Free of need and Forbearing. 2:263



    Jesus is referred to as Word of God (who was known for his utmost compassion and gentleness):

    إذ قالت الملائكة يا مريم إن الله يبشرك بكلمة منه اسمه المسيح عيسى ابن مريم وجيها في الدنيا والآخرة ومن المقربين when the angels said, "O Mary, indeed Allah gives you good tidings of a word from Him, whose name will be the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary - distinguished in this world and the Hereafter and among those brought near [to Allah ]. 3:45
    يا أهل الكتاب لا تغلوا في دينكم ولا تقولوا على الله إلا الحق إنما المسيح عيسى ابن مريم رسول الله وكلمته ألقاها إلى مريم وروح منه فآمنوا بالله ورسله ولا تقولوا ثلاثة انتهوا خيرا لكم إنما الله إله واحد سبحانه أن يكون له ولد له ما في السماوات وما في الأرض وكفى بالله وكيلا O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, "Three"; desist - it is better for you. Indeed, Allah is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs. 4:171
    ذلك عيسى ابن مريم قول الحق الذي فيه يمترون That is Jesus, the son of Mary - the word of truth about which they are in dispute. 19:34

    Talking about evil only allowed for those afflicted by it ( example: no gossip ) :

    لا يحب الله الجهر بالسوء من القول إلا من ظلم وكان الله سميعا عليما
      Allah does not like the public mention of evil except by one who has been wronged.And ever is Allah Hearing and Knowing. 4:148

     How to react to bad speech:

    One should not take it personally, because it's against God:
    قد نعلم إنه ليحزنك الذي يقولون فإنهم لا يكذبونك ولكن الظالمين بآيات الله يجحدون

     We know that you, are saddened by what they say. And indeed, they do not call you untruthful, but it is the verses of Allah that the wrongdoers reject. 6:33

    Also the Prophets were exposed to this and the Word of Allah is fixed:
    ولقد كذبت رسل من قبلك فصبروا على ما كذبوا وأوذوا حتى أتاهم نصرنا ولا مبدل لكلمات الله ولقد جاءك من نبإ المرسلين
      And certainly were messengers denied before you, but they were patient over denial, and they were harmed until Our victory came to them. And none can alter the words of Allah . And there has certainly come to you some information about the messengers. 6:34
    ولا يحزنك قولهم إن العزة لله جميعا هو السميع العليم And let not their speech grieve you. Indeed, honor belongs to Allah entirely. He is the Hearing, the Knowing. 10:65

    فلا يحزنك قولهم إنا نعلم ما يسرون وما يعلنون
      So let not their speech grieve you. Indeed, We know what they conceal and what they declare. 36:76
     Special speech to parents:

    وقضى ربك ألا تعبدوا إلا إياه وبالوالدين إحسانا إما يبلغن عندك الكبر أحدهما أو كلاهما فلا تقل لهما أفّ ولا تنهرهما وقل لهما قولا كريما 
    And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them, "uff," and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word. 17:23

    Not looking for trouble, not looking for faults:

    Overlooking bad and focusing on the good of others speech:
    الذين يستمعون القول فيتبعون أحسنه أولئك الذين هداهم الله وأولئك هم أولو الألباب

    Who listen to speech and follow the best of it. Those are the ones Allah has guided, and those are people of understanding. 39:18

    Avoiding asking questions when the answers could upset us:
    يا أيها الذين آمنوا لا تسألوا عن أشياء إن تبد لكم تسؤكم وإن تسألوا عنها حين ينزل القرآن تبد لكم عفا الله عنها والله غفور حليم 
    O you who have believed, do not ask about things which, if they are shown to you, will distress you. But if you ask about them while the Qur'an is being revealed, they will be shown to you. Allah has pardoned that which is past; and Allah is Forgiving and Forbearing. 5:101

     Bad people can be identified by their tone of voice:

    أم حسب الذين في قلوبهم مرض أن لن يخرج الله أضغانهم Or do those in whose hearts is disease think that Allah would never expose their hatred? 47:29
     ولو نشاء لأريناكهم فلعرفتهم بسيماهم ولتعرفنهم في لحن القول والله يعلم أعمالكم 
    And if We willed, We could show them to you, and you would know them by their mark; but you will surely know them by the tone of speech. And Allah knows your deeds. 47:30
    Advantage of Heaven is living without evil speech:

    أولئك يجزون الغرفة بما صبروا ويلقون فيها تحية وسلاما

    Those will be recompensed with the room for that they (endured) patiently, and they shall be granted therein a greeting and "Peace!" 25:75

    يتنازعون فيها كأسا لا لغو فيها ولا تأثيم They will exchange with one another a cup wherein no ill speech or commission of sin. 52:23

    لا يسمعون فيها لغوا ولا تأثيما They will not hear therein ill speech or cause for vice - 56:25

    لا يسمعون فيها لغوا ولا كذابا 
    No ill speech will they hear therein and no lies - 78:35

    II. Narrations / Hadiths



    How we should speak:


    'Man must control and survey his own self, scrutinize his heart, and guard his tongue.’
    Imam Ali AS
    Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 10947



    Imam Ali (AS) said, 
    ‘Acquire good manners, for they are the best personal merit.’
    [ibid. no. 6096]

    Imam Hussain: "Good manner is a worship." (History of Yakoobi , Vol. 2 , Najaf press , P. 246 , Line 9)



    How we should not speak:


    ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنّ اللّهَ حَرَّمَ الجَنَّةَ على كُلِّ فَحّاشٍ بَذِيءٍ، قَليلِ الحَياءِ، لا يُبالِي ما قالَ ولا ما قيلَ لَهُ. 

    The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Allah has prohibited Heaven to those who use obscenity, vulgarity, lack shame, and are not concerned about what is said or not said to them.’  
    [al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 323, no. 3

    Speech can result in murder charge:
    Yunus has narrated from al-‘Ala’ from Muhammad ibn Muslim who has said the following:

    “I heard abu Ja’far, recipient of divine supreme covenant, saying, ‘A servant will be raised on the Day of Judgment, although he had not caused any bloodshed, something containing a dose or more blood will be given to him and he will be told, “This is your share of the blood of so and so.” He will say, ‘Lord, You know that You caused me to die and I had not committed any bloodshed.’ The Lord will say, ‘Yes, you did commit bloodshed. You heard such and such facts from so and so, you narrated it against his interests and transmitted it until it reached so and so tyrant, who murdered him on the basis of the narration, and this is your share of that blood.’”

    H ,2796CH ,156h 5 Al Kafi Volume 2


    ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): قُولوا للناسِ أحسَنَ ما تُحِبُّونَ أن يُقالَ لَكُم ؛ فإنَّ اللّهَ يُبغِضُ اللَّعّانَ السَّبّابَ الطَّعّانَ علَى المؤمنينَ، الفاحِشَ المُتَفَحِّشَ، السائلَ المُلحِفَ. 

    Imam al-Baqir (AS) said, ‘Say unto people the best of what you would like them to say to you, for Allah hates the curser, swearer, and slanderer of believers, the user of obscene language and to do it shamelessly, and the importunate beggar.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 181, no. 67


    mām Jaʿfar ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (A.S.) said: 
    "Whoever recognizes that what he says is a part of his deeds, will only say good things"
    [Reference: Mishkatul Anwar, Pg. No. 493, Tr. No. 971]


    الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): سِلاحُ اللِّئامِ قَبيحُ الكلامِ. 

    Imam al-Baqir (AS) said,
    ‘The weapon of the wicked is foul language.’
    [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 185, no. 14]


    Sermon 205

    During the battle of Siffin Amir al-mu'minin heard some of his men abusing the Syrians, then he said:
    I dislike you starting to abuse them, but if you describe their deeds and recount their situations that would be a better mode of speaking and a more convincing way of arguing. Instead of abusing them you should say, "O' Allah! save our blood and their blood, produce reconciliation between us and them, and lead them out of their misguidance so that he who is ignorant of the truth may know it, and he who inclines towards rebellion and revolt may turn away from it."
    Nahjul Balagha


    Kindly if anybody has more to add to this, let me know.

    wishing you a lovely good kind stay on this earth,

    walaikum salaam 
  4. Disagree
    peace seeker got a reaction from aaljibar in Why Is Shirk The Worst Sin?   
    because Allah is the most jealous when it comes to our devotion to Him
    another reason can be that a person who believes in the One God can repent properly before dying. Allah A3lm
    (wasalam)
  5. Completely Agree
    peace seeker got a reaction from eThErEaL in Why Is Shirk The Worst Sin?   
    because Allah is the most jealous when it comes to our devotion to Him
    another reason can be that a person who believes in the One God can repent properly before dying. Allah A3lm
    (wasalam)
  6. Confused
    peace seeker got a reaction from Ejaz in Why Is Shirk The Worst Sin?   
    because Allah is the most jealous when it comes to our devotion to Him
    another reason can be that a person who believes in the One God can repent properly before dying. Allah A3lm
    (wasalam)
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    peace seeker got a reaction from Hassan- in What Made Me Say I'm Shia For The First Time?   
    Salam Alaikum, 
    throughout my Islamic life (as a born muslim alhamdulilah), i went through many phases. Starting with my catholic school education at age 6, when i first heard about Adam, Eve, Noah, etc, until i stumbled upon some shias online who pointed to some narrations that i read before, but for some odd reason took for granted to be ok. I didn't question it, as i usually read religious texts looking for stuff i like, and not stuff i don't like.
     
    At that point, i was the kind of person who used to say "why say suni and shia? that's haram !! just say muslims !" .. well, after finding out the truth, i realized how important it was to consciously consider oneself as a shia, or in other words .. shia of Ali, or somebody who pledges spiritual allegiance to Imam Ali.
     
    before mentioning the narrations that did the job for me, i'd like to say that to me no one sect of Islam is perfect, and that all muslims suffer in their own ways.
     
    Also, there are many different types of shias, of which most are probably worse off than any suni sect, and would like to remind that it was a shia kharijite who ended up murdering Imam Ali. Also a large majority of shias during the time of Imam Hussain can be blamed as world-loving traitors, because they let down their supposed Imam when he needed them. Therefore, the title shia isn't to be taken for granted, but much like prophets and imams are chosen by God, the same counts for true shias/ followers of God's Messengers and true caliphs. 
     
    anyway, let me first share one shia hadith that i personally believe in, which points out how the famous hadith of 73 Muslim sects, of which only one is going to heaven, also includes 18 shia sects:
     
     
    H14731 –Muhammad Bin yahya,from Ahmad Bin Muhammad Bin Isa, from Ibn Mahboub, from Jameel Bin Salih, from Abu Khalid Al-Kabuly, who has narrated the following:
     
    Then he (Abu Ja’far) said: ‘The Jews differed, from after Musa (Moses) and separated into seventy- one sects, one of which will be in the Paradise and seventy sects would be in the Fire. And the Christians separated, from after Isa (Jesus) into seventy-two sects, one of which would be in the Paradise and seventy-one of the sects would be in the Fire. And this community will separate after its Prophet into seventy-three sects. Seventy-two sects would be in the Fire and one sect would be in the Paradise. And from these seventy-three sects, thirteen would be of those who claim to be in our Wilayah and show affection to us. Twelve sects from these would be in the Fire and one sect would be in the Paradise. And sixty sects from the rest of the people would be in the Fire’.
     
    al-Kafi Vol 8 
     
     
    This means that being "shia" is no guarantee, although i now believe that the one true sect is a shia sect, and hope to God it is the guided genuine 12er shias (not the takfiri heretic ones)
     
    also, note that mathematically speaking this hadith, which is also mentioned in authentic suni books, shows that percentage-wise, or ratio-speaking, the percentage of jews and percentage of christians going to heaven is bigger than that of muslims. 1/71 > 1/72 > 1/73   . anyways, that's a side note; back to main topic. what convinced me of shia Islam?
     
     
    it is very simple: 
     
     
    to start with this one hadith occurring twice slightly differently in the most authentic book of suni islam called Bukhari (but is also present in the only other equally important suni book called "Muslim"):
     
     
    حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ، أَخْبَرَنَا مَعْمَرٌ، عَنِ الزُّهْرِيِّ، عَنْ عُبَيْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عُتْبَةَ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ لَمَّا حُضِرَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَفِي الْبَيْتِ رِجَالٌ، فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم " هَلُمُّوا أَكْتُبْ لَكُمْ كِتَابًا لاَ تَضِلُّوا بَعْدَهُ ". فَقَالَ بَعْضُهُمْ إِنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَدْ غَلَبَهُ الْوَجَعُ وَعِنْدَكُمُ الْقُرْآنُ، حَسْبُنَا كِتَابُ اللَّهِ. فَاخْتَلَفَ أَهْلُ الْبَيْتِ وَاخْتَصَمُوا، فَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَقُولُ قَرِّبُوا يَكْتُبُ لَكُمْ كِتَابًا لاَ تَضِلُّوا بَعْدَهُ. وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَقُولُ غَيْرَ ذَلِكَ، فَلَمَّا أَكْثَرُوا اللَّغْوَ وَالاِخْتِلاَفَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم " قُومُوا ". قَالَ عُبَيْدُ اللَّهِ فَكَانَ يَقُولُ ابْنُ عَبَّاسٍ إِنَّ الرَّزِيَّةَ كُلَّ الرَّزِيَّةِ مَا حَالَ بَيْنَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَبَيْنَ أَنْ يَكْتُبَ لَهُمْ ذَلِكَ الْكِتَابَ لاِخْتِلاَفِهِمْ وَلَغَطِهِمْ.
     
     
    Narrated Ubaidullah bin `Abdullah:
    Ibn `Abbas said, "When Allah's Messenger was on his deathbed and there were some men in the house, he said, 'Come near, I will write for you something after which you will not go astray.' Some of them ( i.e. his companions) said, 'Allah's Messenger is seriously ill and you have the Qur'an. Allah's Book is sufficient for us.' So the people in the house differed and started disputing. Some of them said, 'Give him writing material so that he may write for you something after which you will not go astray.' while the others said the other way round. So when their talk and differences increased, Allah's Apostle said, "Get up." Ibn `Abbas used to say, "No doubt, it was very unfortunate (a great disaster) that Allah's Messenger was prevented from writing for them that writing because of their differences and noise."
     
    Book 64, Hadith 454 Bukhari
     
     
    حَدَّثَنَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ مُوسَى، حَدَّثَنَا هِشَامٌ، عَنْ مَعْمَرٍ، وَحَدَّثَنِي عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ، أَخْبَرَنَا مَعْمَرٌ، عَنِ الزُّهْرِيِّ، عَنْ عُبَيْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ لَمَّا حُضِرَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَفِي الْبَيْتِ رِجَالٌ فِيهِمْ عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم " هَلُمَّ أَكْتُبْ لَكُمْ كِتَابًا لاَ تَضِلُّوا بَعْدَهُ ". فَقَالَ عُمَرُ إِنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَدْ غَلَبَ عَلَيْهِ الْوَجَعُ وَعِنْدَكُمُ الْقُرْآنُ، حَسْبُنَا كِتَابُ اللَّهِ فَاخْتَلَفَ أَهْلُ الْبَيْتِ فَاخْتَصَمُوا، مِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَقُولُ قَرِّبُوا يَكْتُبْ لَكُمُ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم كِتَابًا لَنْ تَضِلُّوا بَعْدَهُ، وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَقُولُ مَا قَالَ عُمَرُ فَلَمَّا أَكْثَرُوا اللَّغْوَ وَالاِخْتِلاَفَ عِنْدَ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم " قُومُوا ". قَالَ عُبَيْدُ اللَّهِ فَكَانَ ابْنُ عَبَّاسٍ يَقُولُ إِنَّ الرَّزِيَّةَ كُلَّ الرَّزِيَّةِ مَا حَالَ بَيْنَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَبَيْنَ أَنْ يَكْتُبَ لَهُمْ ذَلِكَ الْكِتَابَ مِنِ اخْتِلاَفِهِمْ وَلَغَطِهِمْ. 
      
     
    Narrated Ibn `Abbas:
    When Allah's Messenger was on his death-bed and in the house there were some people among whom was `Umar bin Al-Khattab, the Prophet said, "Come, let me write for you a statement after which you will not go astray." `Umar said, "The Prophet is seriously ill and you have the Qur'an; so the Book of Allah is enough for us." The people present in the house differed and quarrelled. Some said "Go near so that the Prophet may write for you a statement after which you will not go astray," while the others said as `Umar said. When they caused a hue and cry before the Prophet, Allah's Messenger said, "Go away!" Narrated 'Ubaidullah: Ibn `Abbas used to say, "It was very unfortunate that Allah's Messenger was prevented from writing that statement for them because of their disagreement and noise."
     
    Book 75, Hadith 30 Bukhari
     
     
    … i could in no circumstance accept this action of Omar ibn al Khatab, and it made me furious. At the point when i studied this hadith properly the first time, i didn't really care much about the sahaba / companions, but i heard only good about them. To me this one single action alone, was enough to break all my trust and respect for this man, and anybody who belonged to his circle.
     
    there are people who excuse this deliberate disobedience and disrespect of the prophet, and withholding something from the Muslim nation that would "not let us go astray" .. but i don't get how anybody can excuse such corruption. how somebody can excuse any man who stopped the prophet from giving his public will on his death bed.
     
    here a quranic verse that appears to fit this situation well:
     
    Result of disobeying Prophet:  
    لَّا تَجْعَلُوا دُعَاءَ الرَّسُولِ بَيْنَكُمْ كَدُعَاءِ بَعْضِكُم بَعْضًا ۚ قَدْ يَعْلَمُ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ يَتَسَلَّلُونَ مِنكُمْ لِوَاذًا ۚ فَلْيَحْذَرِ الَّذِينَ يُخَالِفُونَ عَنْ أَمْرِهِ أَن تُصِيبَهُمْ فِتْنَةٌ أَوْ يُصِيبَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ
     
    Do not make [your] calling of the Messenger among yourselves as the call of one of you to another. Already Allah knows those of you who slip away, concealed by others. So let those beware who dissent from the Prophet's order, lest fitnah strike them or a painful punishment. 24:63
     
     
    then after that i got furious, in about 2010, so i delved deeper into the bukhari, which i had already studied before, (and learned from good things thanks to God.)
     
    then i found this, which not only made me furious from inside, but made me beyond furious. i saw the entourage of Omar, and the other self-proclaimed caliphs as very bad people. Again from Bukhari, very simple stuff:
     
     

    حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو الْوَلِيدِ، حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ عُيَيْنَةَ، عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ دِينَارٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي مُلَيْكَةَ، عَنِ الْمِسْوَرِ بْنِ مَخْرَمَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ " فَاطِمَةُ بَضْعَةٌ مِنِّي، فَمَنْ أَغْضَبَهَا أَغْضَبَنِي "

    Narrated Al-Miswar bin Makhrama:

    Allah's Messenger (pbuh) said, "Fatima is a part of me, and he who makes her angry, makes me angry."

    Book 62, Hadith 64
    Book 62, Hadith 114

    فَغَضِبَتْ فَاطِمَةُ بِنْتُ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَهَجَرَتْ أَبَا بَكْرٍ، فَلَمْ تَزَلْ مُهَاجِرَتَهُ حَتَّى تُوُفِّيَتْ وَعَاشَتْ بَعْدَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم سِتَّةَ أَشْهُرٍ

    Narrated `Aisha:

    Fatima, the daughter of Allah's Messenger (pbuh) got angry and stopped speaking to Abu Bakr, and continued assuming that attitude till she died. Fatima remained alive for six months after the death of Allah's Messenger

    Book 57, Hadith 2

    فَوَجَدَتْ فَاطِمَةُ عَلَى أَبِي بَكْرٍ فِي ذَلِكَ فَهَجَرَتْهُ، فَلَمْ تُكَلِّمْهُ حَتَّى تُوُفِّيَتْ، وَعَاشَتْ بَعْدَ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم سِتَّةَ أَشْهُرٍ، فَلَمَّا تُوُفِّيَتْ، دَفَنَهَا زَوْجُهَا عَلِيٌّ لَيْلاً، وَلَمْ يُؤْذِنْ بِهَا أَبَا بَكْرٍ وَصَلَّى عَلَيْهَا

    Narrated `Aisha:

    So she became angry with Abu Bakr and kept away from him, and did not task to him till she died. She remained alive for six months after the death of the Prophet. When she died, her husband `Ali, buried her at night without informing Abu Bakr and he said the funeral prayer by himself. 

    Book 64, Hadith 278
     
     
     
    … so honestly, i did not need to have a narration saying that upsetting the prophets daughter would upset the prophet, in order to understand the gravity of this. that is more than obvious to me personally, and again, i can never accept anybody upsetting the prophets daughter terminally. especially, when she is described as the most superior woman ever:
     
    أَمَا تَرْضَىْ أَنْ تَكُونِي سَيِّدَةَ نِسَاءِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَوْ سَيِّدَةَ نِسَاءِ هَذِهِ الأُمَّةِ " 
      
    Then he (the Prophet) said. 'Don't you like to be the mistress of all the ladies of Paradise or the mistress of all the lady believers? "
     
    Book 44, Hadith 143 Muslim
    Book 61, Hadith 129 Bukhari
     
     
    anyway, so upsetting and making the prophets daughter terminally angry at them made me think: "how can they say Allahuma sali ala muhamad wa aali muhamad" in their prayers?? .. when the aali muhamad are upset with them? and everybody knows that a prayer without sending salawat to the prophets family makes the prayers annulled. so i sensed some serious hypocrisy.
     
    then the next point that made me quite angry .. or even more angry was the fact that there is no documentation of the 3 self-proclaimed caliphs praying a funeral prayer for the prophet. From the suni and shia books, it is clear that they hasted to meet somewhere away from the burial rituals of the prophet, or the funeral, and decided who will take power before the prophet was even buried. In the meantime imam Ali was washing the prophet's corpse and doing all these most holy services, and was left out of the loop.
     
    This was totally unacceptable as well. especially that suni books testify that Imam Ali did not pledge allegiance until after his wife, the prophets daughter passed away mysteriously 6 months after her father.
     
    Another point worth mentioning is how suni books seem to not care about fatima dying at tender age of 18 right after her father. they pretend like it was a natural death, although that defies logic, and instead of making a big deal out of it, the story is obviously hushed up. Also, the whole idea that omar, abu bakr and uthman never got her forgiveness is played down and never mentioned as a problem.
     
    anyway, from that point on, everything became very clear to me thanks to God, and only after figuring this out from ironically the suni books.
     
    and let it be repeated that the matter of caliphate decision after prophets death was a spontaneous decision, without the consent of the prophets family, and the ahl bayt, and propagated via threats:
     
     
    excerpt from a Bukhari hadith:
     
      
     
    مَا كَانَتْ بَيْعَةُ أَبِي بَكْرٍ إِلاَّ فَلْتَةً، فَتَمَّتْ. فَغَضِبَ عُمَرُ ثُمَّ قَالَ إِنِّي إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ لَقَائِمٌ الْعَشِيَّةَ فِي النَّاسِ، فَمُحَذِّرُهُمْ هَؤُلاَءِ الَّذِينَ يُرِيدُونَ أَنْ يَغْصِبُوهُمْ أُمُورَهُمْ.
     
    ..  the pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr was nothing but a prompt sudden action which got established afterwards.' `Umar became angry and then said, 'Allah willing, I will stand before the people tonight and warn them against those people who want to deprive the others of their rights (the question of rulership). 
     
    warn who?
     
     وَإِنَّهُ قَدْ كَانَ مِنْ خَبَرِنَا حِينَ تَوَفَّى اللَّهُ نَبِيَّهُ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِلاَّ أَنَّ الأَنْصَارَ خَالَفُونَا وَاجْتَمَعُوا بِأَسْرِهِمْ فِي سَقِيفَةِ بَنِي سَاعِدَةَ، وَخَالَفَ عَنَّا عَلِيٌّ وَالزُّبَيْرُ وَمَنْ مَعَهُمَا،
     
    And no doubt after the death of the Prophet we were informed that the Ansar disagreed with us and gathered in the shed of Bani Sa`da. `Ali and Zubair and whoever was with them, opposed us,
     
    Book 86, Hadith 57
     
     
    .. so now we can say it's a fact that the Ahl Bayt, the prophets most beloved humans and family, were against the self-proclaimed caliphs, while being threatened by them. So the suni books, which are descended by these same people who went against the prophets family, and like to pretend like it's ok, will obviously not show the full picture. We can only get the basics out of them, and with a bit of imagination, and reading into other suni and shia books, we can find further unacceptable scandalous terrible wrongdoing against the best man and best woman alive. Imam Ali and Fatima Zahra.
     
    Imam Ali proved through actions, through heritage, and through the Prophets words, that he is the man who most deserves the title of "prince of believers". He respected the prophet during his life and after his passing away. He washed the prophets body and took care of his most beloved daughter till she passed away. There are countless of positive attributes we can give Imam Ali, which no other man back then shared, but the point of this note was to share my personal hadith journey to shia islam.
     
    since then, i've delved deeper into analyzing suni hadiths for clear proofs of the wilaya / divine guardianship of imam ali over any man alive, while of course delving into shia books. and all in the light of the Quran of course, that asks us to beware hypocrites:
     
    from chapter of Hypocrites:
     
    وإذا رأيتهم تعجبك أجسامهم وإن يقولوا تسمع لقولهم كأنهم خشب مسندة يحسبون كل صيحة عليهم هم العدو فاحذرهم قاتلهم الله أنى يؤفكون
     
    And when you see them, their forms please you, and if they speak, you listen to their speech. [They are] as if they were pieces of wood propped up - they think that every shout is against them. They are the enemy, so beware of them. May Allah destroy them; how are they deluded? 63:4
     
    so unlike some suni opinions, Allah does not ask us to ignore and overlook any potential hypocrite. 
     
    again confirmed by the most acknowledged suni hadith books (bukhari):
     
     
    حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ صَالِحٍ، حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ وَهْبٍ، قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِي يُونُسُ، عَنِ ابْنِ شِهَابٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ الْمُسَيَّبِ، أَنَّهُ كَانَ يُحَدِّثُ عَنْ أَصْحَابِ النَّبِيِّ، صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ  " يَرِدُ عَلَى الْحَوْضِ رِجَالٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِي فَيُحَلَّئُونَ عَنْهُ فَأَقُولُ يَا رَبِّ أَصْحَابِي. فَيَقُولُإِنَّكَ لاَ عِلْمَ لَكَ بِمَا أَحْدَثُوا بَعْدَكَ، إِنَّهُمُ ارْتَدُّوا عَلَى أَدْبَارِهِمُ الْقَهْقَرَى ".
     Narrated Ibn Al-Musaiyab:
    The companions of the Prophet said, "Some men from my companions/sahaba will come to my Lake-Fount and they will be driven away from it, and I will say, 'O Lord, my companions / sahaba!' It will be said, 'You have no knowledge of what they innovated after you left: they turned apostate as renegades. 
     
    Book 81, Hadith 174
     
     
     
    حَدَّثَنَا مُسْلِمُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، حَدَّثَنَا وُهَيْبٌ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْعَزِيزِ، عَنْ أَنَسٍ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ  " لَيَرِدَنَّ عَلَىَّ نَاسٌ مِنْأَصْحَابِي الْحَوْضَ، حَتَّى عَرَفْتُهُمُ اخْتُلِجُوا دُونِي، فَأَقُولُ أَصْحَابِي. فَيَقُولُ لاَ تَدْرِي مَا أَحْدَثُوا بَعْدَكَ ". 
      
    Narrated Anas:
    The Prophet said, "Some of my companions/sahaba will come to me at my Lake Fount, and after I recognize them, they will then be taken away from me, whereupon I will say, 'My companions!' Then it will be said, 'You do not know what they innovated (new things) in the religion after you."
     
    Book 81, Hadith 170
     
     
    So there are companions / sahaba who clearly without a doubt upset and angered Fatimah, Ali and the family of the prophet. This family is referred to as Ahl Bayt, aali Muhamad, and are singled out in the Quran. 
     
    Furthermore, it does not surprise me that the daughter of Abu Bakr who was also a controversial wife of the prophet, ended up militarily attacking Imam Ali when he finally became caliph, and when the cousin of Uthman (the third non-divinely appointed caliph) Muwawya likewise waged a war against Imam Ali, and organized Imam Hassan, son of Ali's poisoning. And When the son of this man Yazid, ended up getting Imam Hussain Decapitated, and then called himself 'Prince of Believers' and the Caliph for Muslims. This does not surprise me, and it also is not surprising that the Muslim Nation is in such a mess today, after having been run by so many questionable characters throughout history.
     
     
    let me conclude with this suni hadith, which is graded as "sahih" by Darussalam, coupled with a Quranic verse:
     
     
      كُنَّا عِنْدَ أُمِّ سَلَمَةَ فَتَذَاكَرْنَا الْمَهْدِيَّ فَقَالَتْ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ يَقُولُ  " الْمَهْدِيُّ مِنْ وَلَدِ فَاطِمَةَ " . 
      
    It was narrated that Sa'eed bin Musayyab said:"We were with Umm Salamah and we were discussing Mahdi. She said: 'I heard the Messenger of Allah say: 
     "Mahdi will be one of the descendents of Fatimah." 
    Book 36, Hadith 4224;  Sunan Ibn Majah
     
     
     
    أم يحسدون الناس على ما آتاهم الله من فضله فقد آتينا آل إبراهيم الكتاب والحكمة وآتيناهم ملكا عظيما
     
    Or do they envy people for what Allah has given them of His bounty? But we had already given the family of Abraham the Scripture and wisdom and conferred upon them a great kingdom. 4:54
     
     
    walaikum salaam
     
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    peace seeker got a reaction from MHussy in Imam Khomeini, The Most Charismatic Leader Ever!   
    i am doing my duty of supporting the only Islamic state on earth. and the country that stands up to tyranny, so that we can hopefully have peace and harmony soon in sha Allah.
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    peace seeker got a reaction from Al Hadi in My Dream And The Number 313   
    another thing is 313 and seeing that number everywhere .. it means that you are in tune with this group, and i guess anybody who wants to be part of this will attract this number and see it in a lot of places. a sign of hope and a motivation in sha Allah


    actually, i remember reading this thread a couple of days ago, after coming home from an asia restaurant where a guy was wearing a jacket with the number 313 written on the shoulder somewhere .. also, here is a screenshot i had to take the other day :)


    some may say it's a "coincidence"
    however, i would like to say that there are no coincidences, everything is connected and doubt is poison to faith.
    we are to be optimistic, grateful, and openminded to seeing the signs.
    may Allah s.w.t forgive us and guide us all


    (wasalam)

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    peace seeker got a reaction from zainabamy in Ziarat In Cairo   
    Last week i went for ziarat in cairo, visiting the shrines of sayida zainab, sayida sukaina, sayida nafisa, and sayidna hussain
     
     
    sayida zainab from outside. there is a likelihood that this could be her actual burial place, as she lived in egypt the last period of her life. In wikipedia they say: 
     
     
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaynab_bint_Ali#Zaynab_and_History_of_her_last_days
     
    Allahu Aalam
     
    anyway, here is the mosque from outside:
     

     
    and the shrine:
     

     
     

     
     

     
    then i went to visit the shrine of sayida sukaina, who is the little daughter of imam hussain, that passed away in a dungeon in damascus. i am quite sure that she is not buried in egypt, as there is plenty of evidence pointing that she is buried in damascus. in the 19th century they even moved her body due to water damage, and supposedly found it unaltered.
     
    but still i enjoyed going and ironically there were kids running around that shrine
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

    there was even a cool cat chilling there
     

     

     
     
    then we moved on to sayida nefisa mosque. now this lady is the really the most legendary ahl bayt rep in egypt. during her years there, she has really created a big fan base. this is where shaikh mohamed hassan shihata had his funeral prayer 3 days ago. 
     
    sayida nafisa at- tahra is daughter of al-Hasan al-Anwar, the son of Zaid al-Ablaj, son of al-Imam al-Hasan (as).
     
    she is known to have performed more than a hundred documented miracles, and she is widely loved. sunis actually go to her shrine to seek healing and intercession from her. especially sufi like her.
     
    there is an article written by sunis that writes quite a lot about her:
     
    http://www.sunnah.org/history/Scholars/nafisa_at_tahira.htm
     
    anyway, here are some pics:
     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     
    i didn't take pics at the hussain ras al sharif mosque and shrine (this time), because it was a tad bit too intense, walhamdulilah.
     
    by the way, if anybody has info about sayida nafisa, please share it. thanks.
     
    (wasalam)
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    peace seeker got a reaction from A7861 in Why Are Dogs Najis? Were Is The Evidence For It?   
    this issue:
    is quite obvious i believe. not to share eating utensils with animals in general, especially with dogs. and to not use their water for wudu of course too. (and not to eat leftovers of a dog / who would even think of that???? :wacko: and who would be lacking intelligence to an extent that they'd even consider making wudu with dog's water ??? )
    and concerning this:
    it would be nice to see the scientific publication that shows how those specific tapeworms are perhaps different from cats tapeworms. It's known that dogs especially when they are puppies suffer often from worms, so they usually get medicines standardly prescribed in that phase. And once they cross a certain age, they don't usually have those worms anymore.
    Also to say that they cause a great deal of diseases for humans and can cause death, does not make sense. What about the billions of dog owners who had dogs throughout the generations and never fell sick. Actually, there are statistics showing that people who have dogs are happier than people who don't, just like with other pets. So the psychological happiness probably increases immune system and causes for a healthier life. I would say the opposite. That having a dog makes life safer, especially if kept properly. ( and also having a dog forces us to walk more, and that will make us healthier too )
    i can't stand false accusations!
    the way muslims interact and think about dogs is a perfect example of ignorance for me. What a pity! And i know that the main reason why most muslims don't like dogs is because actually they are scared of them, and insecure. So they pull the "najasah" card. But deep down inside every human being probably wants intimate relations with dogs and most other animals too. it's like racism to me how people look for the weakness in dogs, and point only to their "najasa", based on some hadiths telling us not to share eating utensils with them, and drinking utensils. What about the great things they do? What about ahl kahf ?? i feel sorry for people who never bonded with a dog. it's a form of blindness and they are missing out. Of course i likewise feel sorry for people who never bonded with other animals too, and hope we all get to bond more and more with them across the species and share love and tasbi7 in Allah in sha Allah more and more. alhamdulilah wastaghfr Allah
    so, as long as nobody eats leftovers of dogs :sick: or eats out of their plates, we should be fine. and to be free of dog saliva during prayer especially. fi sunnat el ashab el kahf in sha Allah.
    .. that's for the muslims who are granted the responsibility of a dog.
    salaam
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    habibi i've had dogs all my life and only saw SOME dogs eat non-najis excrements such as from horses. There are theories about there being minerals that are useful. however, i've NEVER seen dogs eat najis forms such as other dogs' or human excrements. ( they might sniff it for all kind of info, kind of like checking news and facebook and twitter and shiachat for us )
    Animals are 100% following the fitra (divine instinct, such as angels) of Allah, so they will usually never eat anything unless it is actually good for them (unlike humans).
    and concerning their nose and saliva: because they are animals that depend on an extremely high sense of smell, as well as an extremely strong digestive system, they produce more saliva and bacteria in their mouths than humans. so, just like if a human licks our hands we might want to wash the hands at one point, with dogs it's the same. if their saliva or runny noses come into contact with our hands or clothes, we should obviously wash them, especially before prayer.
    And if we can train dogs to lead blind people through life-threatening situation (such as crossing streets), then we can surely train dogs not to lick us, and to stay clear from our prayer rituals. Usually, dogs intelligence is a reflection of owners intelligence, just like dogs cleanliness. Of course there are exceptions to this rule, just like good parents can have bad children , Allah forbid.
    Guys, here is one of my dogs in my life, and probably my favorite one ever. This dog never put anything najis in his mouth (and no form of excrement, even non-najis forms, which are usually ingested by a minority of dogs / being the exception rather than a rule ), and never licked a human, and actually doesn't like most humans very much. Any person would be lucky if he even lets them come close to him, and i can guarantee that he's cleaner than 99% of people. His happiest moments are after a shower and a groom. I usually miss this dog more than any family member of mine (let alone friends).

    his nose and saliva stays always clear from anywhere, without exception. he never sheds a single hair, and nobody can beat his welcoming ceremony, and nobody can show more love.
    salams
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    Imam Ali didn't fight for power
     
     
    Imam Ali never fought for power. He fought for Allah swt
     
    truly Princes of Believers are slaves of Allah and do everything for Allah, while hypocrites do things for power and riches and bling bling
     
    true believers don't care much about this life. they do everything in this life for the next.
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    you're welcome brother ..
     
    well there are some sunis who deny this and say that they attended, while there are some who say they didn't attend because they had to make sure the ummah doesn't fall apart. ( i collected most of suni sources that mention the funeral situation )
     
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    Abu Bakr came from his house at As-Sunh on a horse. He dismounted and entered the (Prophet’s) Mosque, but did not speak to the people till he entered upon Aisha and went straight to Allah’s Apostle who was covered with Hibra cloth (i.e. a kind of Yemeni cloth). He then uncovered the Prophet’s face and bowed over him and kissed him and wept, saying, “Let my father and mother be sacrificed for you…”
    (Sahih Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 59, Number 733)
     
     
    Abu Bakr kissed the Prophet after his death.
    (Sahih Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 59, Number 734)
     
     
    It is related by Umar that as they were seated in the Prophet’s house, a man cried out all of a sudden from outside: “O Son of Khattab (i.e. Umar), pray step out for a moment.” Umar told him to leave them alone and go away as they were busy in making arrangements for the burial of the Prophet. The man replied that an incident had occurred: the Ansar were gathering in force at Saqifah Bani Sa’idah, and–as the situation was grave–it was necessary that he (Umar) should go and look into the matter lest the Ansar should do something which would lead to a (civil) war. On this, Umar said to Abu Bakr: “Let us go.”
    (Al Faruq, by Allamah Shibli Numani, Vol 1, p.87)
     
     
    “A person’s family and relatives are the ones responsible for arranging his burial.”
    (Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol. 2, Page 102)
     
     
    Now Ali ibn Abi Talib was working busily preparing the Apostle (for burial), so Umar sent a message to Abu Bakr (instead)…
    (The History of al-Tabari, Vol.10, p.3)
     
     
    (They) left Ali and others (close relatives) to make arrangements for the burial of the Prophet.
    (Tareekh al-Islam, Vol.1, p.274)
     
     
    Amir asked: “When was the oath of allegiance given to Abu Bakr?”
    “The very day the Messenger of Allah died,” he (Saeed) replied. “People disliked to be left even part of the day without being organized into a community (jama’ah).”
    (The History of al-Tabari, Vol.1, p.195)
     
    http://answersforshiafriend.wordpress.com/2010/01/05/saqifah-a-sunni-view/
     
     
    It is related by Umar that as they were seated in the Prophet’s house, a man cried out all of a sudden from outside: “O Son of Khattab (i.e. Umar), pray step out for a moment.” Umar told him to leave them alone and go away as they were busy in making arrangements for the burial of the Prophet. The man replied that an incident had occurred: the Ansar were gathering in force at Saqifah Bani Sa’idah, and–as the situation was grave–it was necessary that he (Umar) should go and look into the matter lest the Ansar should do something which would lead to a (civil) war. On this, Umar said to Abu Bakr: “Let us go.”
    (Al-Farooq, by Allamah Shibli Numani, Vol 1, p.87)
     
     
     
    The task of washing the body being over, the Companions were divided over the place of burial. Abu Bakr then said: “I have heard the Messenger of Allah that every Prophet is to be buried on the spot where he has breathed his last.” The Prophet’s bedding was accordingly removed from the place and a grave was dug for him at the same spot. The grave being completed, the people came to perform the funeral prayer in groups one after another. The women came in after the men and after them the chidlren, all of whom prayed over him. Nobody acted as an Imam for the funeral prayers of the Prophet.
     
    On receiving the sad news of the Prophet’s illness and then of his final departure (to the Afterlife), Usamah bin Zayd and his men moved back to Al-Medinah and the military standard was placed upright at the door of the Prophet’s room. The funeral prayer was performed in the room of Aisha, where his burial was to take place. Obviously, it was impossible for the men, women, and children of the entire city to perform the prayer together. Moreover, the prayer was not to be led by an Imam. Thus it was natural that all took some time in performing the prayers in separate small batches in the small room. The Prophet passed away on Monday and was buried the next day, on Tuesday.
     
    (Tareekh al-Islam, Vol.1, pp.246-247)
     
     
     
    Abu ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Battah in al-Ibaanah al-Kubra by him and others. End quote from Minhaaj al-Sunnah al-Nabawiyyah (1/26-27). 
     
    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) died on 12thRabee’ al-Awwal 11 AH, after the sun had passed its zenith, and he was buried on the Tuesday night, after all the people of Madeenah had offered the funeral prayer for him, as Abu Bakr al-Siddeeq (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: Some people came in and said takbeer and offered the (funeral) prayer and said du’aa’, then they left; then others came in and said takbeer and offered the (funeral) prayer and said du’aa’, then they left, until all the people had come in. Narrated by al-Tirmidhi in al-Shamaa’il (p. 338) 
     
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    so notice that none of the narrations in suni sources mention that they prayed. they just mention that supposedly they passed by and then left during the "preparations" of the burial. (because they were worried )
     
    _________________
     
     
    because we were afraid that if we left the people, they might give the Pledge of allegiance after us to one of their men, in which case we would have given them our consent for something against our real wish, or would have opposed them and caused great trouble.
    (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 82, Number 817)
     
    __________________
     
     
    and it is very peculiar that such an important event is not documented in books like bukhari and muslim. (other than a quick kiss without greeting anybody in the room, supposedly)
     
    anyway, 
    eventually the truth will prevail in sha Allah
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    abu bakr omar and uthman, if i remember correctly
     
    they were too busy with more important issues of making deals on who will become ruler other than ali 

    before the prophet was buried even.
     
    imagine them saying: "should we go to the funeral?", and then somebody saying "naaah, let's decide quickly who will take the power and force everybody to accept" ..
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    peace seeker got a reaction from Dante in Did The Prophet (S) Appoint A Successor?   
    what is possibly the most shameful for most supposed muslims of the time, and especially the 3 & co. is that they did not attend the washing, burial and funeral prayer of the prophet. oh my God !!! that by itself is such a tragedy.
     
    i mean, how can one think that there is anything more important than attending that little funeral?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
     
     
    beyond shameful actually, i am still under shock

    i'm sorry for being sarcastic about "little", because i am sure it wasn't little at all. there were definitely many many many angels attending it, but very few humans. 
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    peace seeker got a reaction from Dante in Did The Prophet (S) Appoint A Successor?   
    Narrated Ubaida: Ali said (to the people of 'Iraq), "Judge as you used to judge, for I hate differences (and I do my best ) till the people unite as one group, or I die as my companions have died." And narrated Sad that the Prophet said to 'Ali, "Will you not be pleased from this that you are to me like Aaron was to Moses?"
    Sa'd reported Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) as saying to 'Ali: Aren't you satisfied with being unto me what Aaron was unto Moses?
    Sahih al-Bukhari, Arabic-English version, Traditions 5.56, 5.700
    Sahih Muslim, Arabic, v4, pp 1870-71
    Sunan Ibn Majah, p12
    Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, v1, p174
    al-Khasa'is, by al-Nisa'i, pp 15-16
    Mushkil al-Athar, by al-Tahawi, v2, p309
     
    Peace be on Musa and Haroun.
    Quran [37:120]
     
    http://www26.brinkster.com/sdolshah1/amam.html
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    O Messenger, Proclaim what has been sent down to you from your Lord; and if you don't do it, you have not delivered His Message (at all); and Allah will protect you from the people
    (Qur'an: Chapter 5, Verse 67)
     
      
    Did the Prophet (s) Appoint a Successor?

     
    The Shi'ah believe that the proclamation mentioned by the Qur'anic verse was fulfilled by the Prophet (s) when he appointed Imam 'Ali bin Abi Talib Úáíå ÇáÓáÇã as his successor on the day of Ghadir Khumm.

    What happened on the day of Ghadir Khumm?
    Ghadir Khumm is a location some miles from Makkah on the road to Madinah. When the Prophet (s) was passing by this place on 18 Dhu'l Hijja (10 March 632) on his return from the Farewell Pilgrimage, the verse "O Messenger, Proclaim what has been sent down..." was revealed. He therefore stopped to make an announcement to the pilgrims who accompanied him from Makkah and who were to disperse from that junction to their respective destinations. By the orders of the Prophet (s) a special pulpit made of branches of trees was erected for him. After the noon prayer the Prophet (s) sat on the pulpit and made his last public address to the largest gathering before his death three months later.
    The highlight of his sermon was when, taking Imam 'Ali Úáíå ÇáÓáÇã by the hand, the Prophet (s) asked his followers whether he was superior in authority (awla) to the believers themselves. The crowd cried out in one voice: "It is so, O Apostle of Allah". 
    He then declared: "He of whom I am the master (mawla), of him 'Ali is also the master (mawla). O God, be the friend of him who is his friend, and be the enemy of him who is his enemy."
    Immediately after the Prophet (s) finished his speech, the following verse of the Qur'an was revealed:
    Today I have perfected your religion and completed my favor upon you, and I was satisfied that Islam be your religion. (Qur'an 5:3)

    After his speech, the Prophet (s) asked everybody to give the oath of allegiance to 'Ali Úáíå ÇáÓáÇã and congratulate him. Among those who did so was 'Umar bin al-Khattab, who said: "Well done Ibn Abi Talib! Today you became the master of all believing men and women."
    An Arab, having heard of the event of Ghadir Khumm, came up to the Prophet (s) and said: "You commanded us to testify that there is no deity but Allah and that you are the Messenger of Allah. We obeyed you. You ordered us to perform the prayers five times a day and we obeyed. You ordered us to observe fasts during the month of Ramadhan and we obeyed. Then you commanded us to offer pilgrimage to Makkah and we obeyed. But you are not satisfied with all this and you raised your cousin by your hand and imposed him upon us as our master by saying 'Ali is the mawla of whom I ammawla.' Is this imposition from Allah or from you?" The Prophet (s) said : "By Allah who is the only deity! This is from Allah, the Mighty and the Glorious."
    On hearing this reply the man turned back and proceeded towards his she-camel saying: "O Allah! If what Muhammad said is correct then fling on us a stone from the sky and subject us to severe pain and torture." He had not reached his she-camel when Allah flung at him a stone which struck him on his head, penetrated his body and left him dead. It was on this occasion that Allah, the exalted, caused to descend the following verses:
    A questioner questioned about the punishment to fall. For the disbelievers there is nothing to avert it, from Allah the Lord of the Ascent. (Qur'an 70:1-3)
     
    Do the Sunni scholars consider this event authentic?
    The number of Sunni authorities who narrate this event, both in detail and in summary, is mind boggling! This historic event was narrated by 110 Companions of the Prophet (s), 84 Successors from the following generation and then by many hundreds of scholars of the Islamic world, from the first to the fourteenth century AH (seventh to twentieth century CE).

    These statistics only include transmitters appearing in narrations recorded by Sunni scholars!
    A very small selection of these sources is given below. Many of these scholars not only quote the Prophet's declaration but also call it authentic:
     al­Hakim al­Naysaburi, al­Mustadrak `ala al-Sahihayn (Beirut), volume 3, pp. 109-110, p. 133, p. 148, p. 533. He expressly states that the tradition is sahih in accordance with the criteria of al­Bukhari and Muslim; al­Dhahabi has confirmed his judgment.    al­Tirmidhi, Sunan (Cairo), vol. 5, p. 633    Ibn Majah, Sunan, (Cairo, 1952), vol. 1, p. 45    Ibn Hajar al-'Asqalani, Fath al-Bari bi Sharh Sahih al-Bukhari, (Beirut, 1988), vol. 7, p. 61    Al-'Ayni, 'Umdat al-Qari Sharh Sahih al-Bukhari, vol. 8, p. 584    Ibn al­'Athir, Jami` al­'usul, i, 277, no. 65;    Al-Suyuti, al-Durr al-Manthur, vol. 2, p. 259 and p. 298    Fakhr al-Din al-Razi, Tafsir al-Kabir, (Beirut, 1981), vol. 11, p. 53    Ibn Kathir, Tafsir Qur'an al-'Azim, (Beirut), vol. 2, p. 14    Al-Wahidi, Asbab al-Nuzul, p. 164    Ibn al-'Athir, Usd al-Ghaba fi Ma'rifat al-Sahaba, (Cairo), vol.3, p. 92    Ibn Hajar al-'Asqalani, Tahdhib al-Tahdhib, (Hyderabad, 1325), vol. 7, p. 339    Ibn Kathir, al-Bidayah wa al-Nihayah, (Cairo, 1932), vol. 7, p. 340, vol. 5, p. 213    Al-Tahawi, Mushkil al-Athar, (Hyderabad, 1915), vol. 2, pp. 308-9    Nur al-Din al-Halabi al-Shafi'i, al-Sirah al-Halabiyya, vol. 3, p. 337 Al-Zurqani, Sharh al-Mawahib al-Ladunniyya, vol. 7, p. 13
    But doesn't the word mawla mean friend?
     Although a huge number of Sunni scholars from all ages and from all points of view have confirmed the event and the historic words of the Prophet (s), they have found it difficult to reconcile it with what actually happened after the demise of the Prophet (s). It is outside the scope of this short document to detail those incidents. The important point is that many Sunni scholars claimed that the Prophet (s) merely wished to declare 'Ali Úáíå ÇáÓáÇã as a friend and helper to the Muslims!
    There are many aspects to this event that show that it was much more significant. The revelation of the various verses of the Qur'an, the large gathering, the final stages of the Prophet's life, the confirmation by the people that the Prophet (s) was superior in authority, the subsequent congratulations by 'Umar as well as many other factors which are difficult to cover in this short document, all point to the occasion as one of designation of successor by the Prophet (s). It is evident that the word mawla was used in the sense of absolute authority after the Prophet (s) including, but not restricted to, temporal power.
     
    The Final Word
    If there still remains doubt about the historic importance of this statement and the efforts of some people to cover it up, let this be the final word:
    When Imam 'Ali Úáíå ÇáÓáÇã, during the time of his caliphate and decades after the event of Ghadir, said to Anas bin Malik, the Companion of the Prophet (s): "Why don't you stand up and testify what you heard from the Messenger of Allah on the day of Ghadir?" He answered, "O Amir al-Muminin! I have grown old and do not remember." Thereupon 'Ali Úáíå ÇáÓáÇã said: "May Allah mark you with a white spot (of leprosy) unconcealable with your turban, if you are intentionally withholding the truth." And before Anas got up from his place he bore a large white spot on his face."
     Ibn Qutaybah al-Dinawari, Kitab al-Ma'arif, (Cairo, 1353 AH), p. 251    Ahmad bin Hanbal, al-Musnad, vol. 1, p. 119    Abu Nu`aym al-'Isfahani ,Hilyat al-Awliya', (Beirut, 1988), vol. 5, p. 27    Nur al-Din al-Halabi al-Shafi'i, al-Sirah al-Halabiyya, vol. 3, p. 336    Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Kanz al-'Ummal, (Halab, 1969-84), vol. 13, p. 131  
    /129
     
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    Salam Alaikum, 
     
    The Theme of Speech in Islam is the essence of everything, because it is known that Allah creates through speech. At the same time us limited humans have a capacity of using limited speech as well, which likewise has powers and forces. Therefore, speech is seen as an action, a deed which we are accountable for. Thankfully the Quran and narrations of the prophetic family have left us clear guidelines as to how to apply speech. In a nutshell, we can say that speech should be good speech, just speech, and truthful. At the same time the vital point here is that as believers we are asked to apply this kind of speech to everyone, regardless if they are friends or enemies.


    I. Quran:



    Everything that happens is a result of Allah's Word:
     
    Allah's just says Be and it is:
    وهو الذي خلق السماوات والأرض بالحق ويوم يقول كن فيكون قوله الحق وله الملك يوم ينفخ في الصور عالم الغيب والشهادة وهو الحكيم الخبير
     
    And it is He who created the heavens and earth in truth. And the day He says, "Be," and it is, His word is the truth. And His is the dominion the Day the Horn is blown. Knower of the unseen and the witnessed; and He is the Wise, the Acquainted. 6:73
    إنما قولنا لشيء إذا أردناه أن نقول له كن فيكون 
    Indeed, Our word to a thing when We intend it is but that We say to it, "Be," and it is.16:40
    ويحق الله الحق بكلماته ولو كره المجرمون And Allah will establish the truth by His words, even if the criminals dislike it." 10:82
    Being guided by Allah, means following what He says, just like the heavens and earth obey Him:
    قيل يا نوح اهبط بسلام منا وبركات عليك وعلى أمم ممن معك وأمم سنمتعهم ثم يمسهم منا عذاب أليم 
    It was said, "O Noah, disembark in security from Us and blessings upon you and upon nations from those with you. But other nations We will grant enjoyment; then there will touch them from Us a painful punishment." 11:48
    وقيل يا أرض ابلعي ماءك ويا سماء أقلعي وغيض الماء وقضي الأمر واستوت على الجودي وقيل بعدا للقوم الظالمين And it was said, "O earth, swallow your water, and O sky, withhold." And the water subsided, and the matter was accomplished, and the ship came to rest on the [mountain of] Judiyy. And it was said, "Away with the wrongdoing people." 11:44
    Vastness of God's Word beyond our comprehension 
    قل لو كان البحر مدادا لكلمات ربي لنفد البحر قبل أن تنفد كلمات ربي ولو جئنا بمثله مددا Say, "If the sea were ink for the words of my Lord, the sea would be exhausted before the words of my Lord were exhausted, even if We brought the like of it as a supplement." 18:107
    ولو أنما في الأرض من شجرة أقلام والبحر يمده من بعده سبعة أبحر ما نفدت كلمات الله إن الله عزيز حكيم And if whatever trees upon the earth were pens and the sea [was ink], replenished thereafter by seven seas, the words of Allah would not be exhausted. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise. 31:27

    Mother Book with Allah not to be confused with any other book
    يمحو الله ما يشاء ويثبت وعنده أم الكتاب Allah eliminates what He wills or confirms, and with Him is the Mother of the Book. 13:39

    Word of Allah must be feared:

    ولو شئنا لآتينا كل نفس هداها ولكن حق القول مني لأملأن جهنم من الجنة والناس أجمعين And if we had willed, We could have given every soul its guidance, but the word from Me will come into effect  "I will surely fill Hell with jinn and people all together.  32:13 The Word of Allah decides who believes and who does not:
    إن الذين حقت عليهم كلمت ربك لا يؤمنون
      Indeed, those upon whom the word of your Lord has come into effect will not believe, 10:96 كذلك حقت كلمت ربك على الذين فسقوا أنهم لا يؤمنون
      Thus the word of your Lord has come into effect upon those who defiantly disobeyed - that they will not believe. 10:33
    Not talking outwardly about fear (showing off)
    واذكر ربك في نفسك تضرعا وخيفة ودون الجهر من القول بالغدو والآصال ولا تكن من الغافلين And remember your Lord within yourself in humility and in fear without being apparent in speech - in the mornings and the evenings. And do not be among the heedless.

    Speaking Kindly to Bad people and its benefits:

    Answering bad with good:
    ولا تستوي الحسنة ولا السيئة ادفع بالتي هي أحسن فإذا الذي بينك وبينه عداوة كأنه ولي حميم

     And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel by that which is better; and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity as though he was a devoted friend. 41:34
    Avoiding hurtful speech to maintain unity:
    فبما رحمة من الله لنت لهم ولو كنت فظّا غليظ القلب لانفضوا من حولك فاعف عنهم واستغفر لهم وشاورهم في الأمر فإذا عزمت فتوكل على الله إن الله يحب المتوكلين
     So by mercy from Allah , you were lenient with them. And if you had been rude [in speech] and harsh in heart, they would have disbanded from about you. So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them and consult them in the matter. And when you have decided, then rely upon Allah . Indeed, Allah loves those who rely [upon Him]. 3:159
     Kindness to foolish people:
    ولا تؤتوا السفهاء أموالكم التي جعل الله لكم قياما وارزقوهم فيها واكسوهم وقولوا لهم قولا معروفا
     And do not give the weak-minded/foolish your property, which Allah has made a means of sustenance for you, but provide for them with it and clothe them and speak to them words of appropriate kindness. 4:5

    Gentleness in speaking even with likes of Pharaoh:
    اذهبا إلى فرعون إنه طغى

    Go, both of you, to Pharaoh. Indeed, he has transgressed. 20:43

     فقولا له قولا لينا لعله يتذكر أو يخشى
      And speak to him with gentle speech that perhaps he may be reminded or fear." 20:44
     Avoiding Bad speech and answering it with peace:
    وإذا سمعوا اللغو أعرضوا عنه وقالوا لنا أعمالنا ولكم أعمالكم سلام عليكم لا نبتغي الجاهلين
      And when they hear ill speech, they turn away from it and say, "For us are our deeds, and for you are your deeds. Peace upon you; we seek not the ignorant. 28:55
    وعباد الرحمن الذين يمشون على الأرض هونا وإذا خاطبهم الجاهلون قالوا سلاما
      And the servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth gently, and when the ignorant address them, they say, "Peace!" 25:63
     والذين لا يشهدون الزور وإذا مروا باللغو مروا كراما
      And those who do not testify to falsehood, and when they pass near ill speech, they pass by with dignity. 25:72
    والذين هم عن اللغو معرضون
      And they who turn away from ill speech 23:3
    أولئك الذين يعلم الله ما في قلوبهم فأعرض عنهم وعظهم وقل لهم في أنفسهم قولا بليغا
      Those are the ones of whom Allah knows what is in their hearts, so turn away from them but warn them and speak to them a far reaching word about themselves. 4:63

    Kind Speech to all:


    وهدوا إلى الطيب من القول وهدوا إلى صراط الحميد
      And they had been guided to kind speech, and they were guided to the path of the Praiseworthy. 22:24
    وإذ أخذنا ميثاق بني إسرائيل لا تعبدون إلا الله وبالوالدين إحسانا وذي القربى واليتامى والمساكين وقولوا للناس حسنا وأقيموا الصلاة وآتوا الزكاة ثم توليتم إلا قليلا منكم وأنتم معرضون
      And when We took the covenant from the Children of Israel, "Do not worship except Allah ; and to parents do good and to relatives, orphans, and the needy. And speak to people good and establish prayer and give zakah." Then you turned away, except a few of you, and you were refusing. 2:83
     وقل لعبادي يقولوا التي هي أحسن إن الشيطان ينزغ بينهم إن الشيطان كان للإنسان عدوّا مبينا
      And tell My servants to say that which is best. Indeed, Satan induces among them. Indeed Satan is ever, to mankind, a clear enemy. 17:53
    وإذا حضر القسمة أولو القربى واليتامى والمساكين فارزقوهم منه وقولوا لهم قولا معروفا
      And when relatives and orphans and the needy are present at the [time of] division, then provide for them [something] out of the estate and speak to them words of appropriate kindness. 4:8
     يا أيها الذين آمنوا اتقوا الله وقولوا قولا سديدا
      O you who have believed, fear Allah and speak words of appropriate justice. 33:70
    يا أيها الذين آمنوا لا يسخر قوم من قوم عسى أن يكونوا خيرا منهم ولا نساء من نساء عسى أن يكن خيرا منهن ولا تلمزوا أنفسكم ولا تنابزوا بالألقاب بئس الاسم الفسوق بعد الإيمان ومن لم يتب فأولئك هم الظالمون
     O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule people; perhaps they may be better than them; nor let women ridicule women; perhaps they may be better than them. And do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after [one's] faith. And whoever does not repent - then it is those who are the wrongdoers. 49:11

    وإذا حييتم بتحية فحيوا بأحسن منها أو ردوها إن الله كان على كل شيء حسيبا And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet [in return] with one better than it or [at least] return it [in a like manner]. Indeed, Allah is ever, over all things, an Accountant.
    Divine Superiority of Good / Kind Speech for Allah:
    من كان يريد العزة فلله العزة جميعا إليه يصعد الكلم الطيب والعمل الصالح يرفعه والذين يمكرون السيئات لهم عذاب شديد ومكر أولئك هو يبور
      Whoever desires honor - then to Allah belongs all honor. To Him ascends kind speech, and righteous work raises it. But they who plot evil deeds will have a severe punishment, and the plotting of those - it will perish. 35:10
    ألم تر كيف ضرب الله مثلا كلمة طيبة كشجرة طيبة أصلها ثابت وفرعها في السماء
     
    Have you not considered how Allah presents an example, a good word like a good tree, whose root is firmly fixed and its branches in the sky? 14:24
    ومثل كلمة خبيثة كشجرة خبيثة اجتثت من فوق الأرض ما لها من قرار 
    And the example of a bad word is like a bad tree, uprooted from the surface of the earth, not having any stability. 14:26 قول معروف ومغفرة خير من صدقة يتبعها أذى والله غني حليم

    Kind speech and forgiveness are better than charity followed by injury. And Allah is Free of need and Forbearing. 2:263



    Jesus is referred to as Word of God (who was known for his utmost compassion and gentleness):

    إذ قالت الملائكة يا مريم إن الله يبشرك بكلمة منه اسمه المسيح عيسى ابن مريم وجيها في الدنيا والآخرة ومن المقربين when the angels said, "O Mary, indeed Allah gives you good tidings of a word from Him, whose name will be the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary - distinguished in this world and the Hereafter and among those brought near [to Allah ]. 3:45
    يا أهل الكتاب لا تغلوا في دينكم ولا تقولوا على الله إلا الحق إنما المسيح عيسى ابن مريم رسول الله وكلمته ألقاها إلى مريم وروح منه فآمنوا بالله ورسله ولا تقولوا ثلاثة انتهوا خيرا لكم إنما الله إله واحد سبحانه أن يكون له ولد له ما في السماوات وما في الأرض وكفى بالله وكيلا O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, "Three"; desist - it is better for you. Indeed, Allah is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs. 4:171
    ذلك عيسى ابن مريم قول الحق الذي فيه يمترون That is Jesus, the son of Mary - the word of truth about which they are in dispute. 19:34

    Talking about evil only allowed for those afflicted by it ( example: no gossip ) :

    لا يحب الله الجهر بالسوء من القول إلا من ظلم وكان الله سميعا عليما
      Allah does not like the public mention of evil except by one who has been wronged.And ever is Allah Hearing and Knowing. 4:148

     How to react to bad speech:

    One should not take it personally, because it's against God:
    قد نعلم إنه ليحزنك الذي يقولون فإنهم لا يكذبونك ولكن الظالمين بآيات الله يجحدون

     We know that you, are saddened by what they say. And indeed, they do not call you untruthful, but it is the verses of Allah that the wrongdoers reject. 6:33

    Also the Prophets were exposed to this and the Word of Allah is fixed:
    ولقد كذبت رسل من قبلك فصبروا على ما كذبوا وأوذوا حتى أتاهم نصرنا ولا مبدل لكلمات الله ولقد جاءك من نبإ المرسلين
      And certainly were messengers denied before you, but they were patient over denial, and they were harmed until Our victory came to them. And none can alter the words of Allah . And there has certainly come to you some information about the messengers. 6:34
    ولا يحزنك قولهم إن العزة لله جميعا هو السميع العليم And let not their speech grieve you. Indeed, honor belongs to Allah entirely. He is the Hearing, the Knowing. 10:65

    فلا يحزنك قولهم إنا نعلم ما يسرون وما يعلنون
      So let not their speech grieve you. Indeed, We know what they conceal and what they declare. 36:76
     Special speech to parents:

    وقضى ربك ألا تعبدوا إلا إياه وبالوالدين إحسانا إما يبلغن عندك الكبر أحدهما أو كلاهما فلا تقل لهما أفّ ولا تنهرهما وقل لهما قولا كريما 
    And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them, "uff," and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word. 17:23

    Not looking for trouble, not looking for faults:

    Overlooking bad and focusing on the good of others speech:
    الذين يستمعون القول فيتبعون أحسنه أولئك الذين هداهم الله وأولئك هم أولو الألباب

    Who listen to speech and follow the best of it. Those are the ones Allah has guided, and those are people of understanding. 39:18

    Avoiding asking questions when the answers could upset us:
    يا أيها الذين آمنوا لا تسألوا عن أشياء إن تبد لكم تسؤكم وإن تسألوا عنها حين ينزل القرآن تبد لكم عفا الله عنها والله غفور حليم 
    O you who have believed, do not ask about things which, if they are shown to you, will distress you. But if you ask about them while the Qur'an is being revealed, they will be shown to you. Allah has pardoned that which is past; and Allah is Forgiving and Forbearing. 5:101

     Bad people can be identified by their tone of voice:

    أم حسب الذين في قلوبهم مرض أن لن يخرج الله أضغانهم Or do those in whose hearts is disease think that Allah would never expose their hatred? 47:29
     ولو نشاء لأريناكهم فلعرفتهم بسيماهم ولتعرفنهم في لحن القول والله يعلم أعمالكم 
    And if We willed, We could show them to you, and you would know them by their mark; but you will surely know them by the tone of speech. And Allah knows your deeds. 47:30
    Advantage of Heaven is living without evil speech:

    أولئك يجزون الغرفة بما صبروا ويلقون فيها تحية وسلاما

    Those will be recompensed with the room for that they (endured) patiently, and they shall be granted therein a greeting and "Peace!" 25:75

    يتنازعون فيها كأسا لا لغو فيها ولا تأثيم They will exchange with one another a cup wherein no ill speech or commission of sin. 52:23

    لا يسمعون فيها لغوا ولا تأثيما They will not hear therein ill speech or cause for vice - 56:25

    لا يسمعون فيها لغوا ولا كذابا 
    No ill speech will they hear therein and no lies - 78:35

    II. Narrations / Hadiths



    How we should speak:


    'Man must control and survey his own self, scrutinize his heart, and guard his tongue.’
    Imam Ali AS
    Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 10947



    Imam Ali (AS) said, 
    ‘Acquire good manners, for they are the best personal merit.’
    [ibid. no. 6096]

    Imam Hussain: "Good manner is a worship." (History of Yakoobi , Vol. 2 , Najaf press , P. 246 , Line 9)



    How we should not speak:


    ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنّ اللّهَ حَرَّمَ الجَنَّةَ على كُلِّ فَحّاشٍ بَذِيءٍ، قَليلِ الحَياءِ، لا يُبالِي ما قالَ ولا ما قيلَ لَهُ. 

    The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Allah has prohibited Heaven to those who use obscenity, vulgarity, lack shame, and are not concerned about what is said or not said to them.’  
    [al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 323, no. 3

    Speech can result in murder charge:
    Yunus has narrated from al-‘Ala’ from Muhammad ibn Muslim who has said the following:

    “I heard abu Ja’far, recipient of divine supreme covenant, saying, ‘A servant will be raised on the Day of Judgment, although he had not caused any bloodshed, something containing a dose or more blood will be given to him and he will be told, “This is your share of the blood of so and so.” He will say, ‘Lord, You know that You caused me to die and I had not committed any bloodshed.’ The Lord will say, ‘Yes, you did commit bloodshed. You heard such and such facts from so and so, you narrated it against his interests and transmitted it until it reached so and so tyrant, who murdered him on the basis of the narration, and this is your share of that blood.’”

    H ,2796CH ,156h 5 Al Kafi Volume 2


    ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): قُولوا للناسِ أحسَنَ ما تُحِبُّونَ أن يُقالَ لَكُم ؛ فإنَّ اللّهَ يُبغِضُ اللَّعّانَ السَّبّابَ الطَّعّانَ علَى المؤمنينَ، الفاحِشَ المُتَفَحِّشَ، السائلَ المُلحِفَ. 

    Imam al-Baqir (AS) said, ‘Say unto people the best of what you would like them to say to you, for Allah hates the curser, swearer, and slanderer of believers, the user of obscene language and to do it shamelessly, and the importunate beggar.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 181, no. 67


    mām Jaʿfar ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (A.S.) said: 
    "Whoever recognizes that what he says is a part of his deeds, will only say good things"
    [Reference: Mishkatul Anwar, Pg. No. 493, Tr. No. 971]


    الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): سِلاحُ اللِّئامِ قَبيحُ الكلامِ. 

    Imam al-Baqir (AS) said,
    ‘The weapon of the wicked is foul language.’
    [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 185, no. 14]


    Sermon 205

    During the battle of Siffin Amir al-mu'minin heard some of his men abusing the Syrians, then he said:
    I dislike you starting to abuse them, but if you describe their deeds and recount their situations that would be a better mode of speaking and a more convincing way of arguing. Instead of abusing them you should say, "O' Allah! save our blood and their blood, produce reconciliation between us and them, and lead them out of their misguidance so that he who is ignorant of the truth may know it, and he who inclines towards rebellion and revolt may turn away from it."
    Nahjul Balagha


    Kindly if anybody has more to add to this, let me know.

    wishing you a lovely good kind stay on this earth,

    walaikum salaam 
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    peace seeker got a reaction from S2 Ali in Do Shias Love Ali (Ra) More Than Muhammad (Sa)?   
    prophets are imams as well 
     
    And when Abraham was tried by his Lord with commands and he fulfilled them. [ Allah ] said, "Indeed, I will make you a leader (Imam) for the people." [Abraham] said, "And of my descendants?" [ Allah ] said, "My covenant does not include the wrongdoers." 2:124

    they all have the same duty of leading mankind towards Allah
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    peace seeker got a reaction from S2 Ali in Do Shias Love Ali (Ra) More Than Muhammad (Sa)?   
    from bukhari:
     
    _____________
     
     
    5.61: 
    Narrated Al-Miswar bin Makhrama: 
    Allah's Apostle said, "Fatima is a part of me, and he who makes her angry, makes me angry." 
    5.546: 
    Narrated `Aisha: 
    Abu Bakr refused to give anything of that to Fatima. So she became angry with Abu Bakr and kept 
    away from him, and did not task to him till she died. 
     
     
    .. that above one already proves it all. it means that abu bakr omar and co. didn't care much about aali muhamad, and their prayers therefore become void.
    ______________
     
    8.817: 
    Narrated Ibn `Abbas: 
     the pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr was nothing but a prompt sudden action which got established afterwards.' `Umar became angry and then said,
    'Allah willing, I will stand before the people tonight and warn them against those people who want to deprive the others of their rights (the question of rulership). 
     
    who is being threatened in anger here? who is "them"?
     
    .. and no doubt after the death of the Prophet we were informed that the Ansar disagreed with us and gathered in the shed of Bani Sa'da. 'Ali and Zubair and whoever was with them, opposed us, while the emigrants gathered with Abu Bakr
    1 - Ansar
    2 - Imam Ali and Sayida Fatimah
    3 - others as well
     
    ________________
     
    but before you answer this post, remember that already the fact that Sayida Fatima is terminally upset is enough to prove how evil they are. and if you think it's ok to upset her and to build a "caliphate" representing the prophet, while being against the prophet's family, then go ahead if you want.
     
    at least now, in your case, nobody can say you haven't been explained the undeniable truth of the matter.
     
    perhaps everybody can think about this when they say Alahuma sali ala muhamad wa'alih muhamad, next time they pray.
     
    _________________
     
    now let us talk about the Ansars (inhabitants of Medinah Menawara), in relation to Bukhari:
     
    isn't this Ironic:
     
     
    5.137: 
    Narrated Anas bin Malik: 
    The Prophet said to the Ansar, "After me you will see others given preference to you; so be patient till you meet me, and your promised place (of meeting) will be the Tank (i.e. Lake of Kauthar). 
     5.128: 
    Narrated Anas bin Malik: 
    The Prophet said, "The sign of Belief is to love the Ansar, and the sign of hypocrisy is to hate the 
    Ansar." 
     
    so again:
     
     
    8.817: 
    Narrated Ibn `Abbas: 
    And no doubt after the death of the Prophet we were informed that the Ansar disagreed with us and gathered in the shed of Bani Sa`da. `Ali and Zubair and whoever was with them, opposed us
     
    _______________
     
    those are just small extra evidence; but as i said many times; it's more than enough with this fact:
     
    5.61: 
    Narrated Al-Miswar bin Makhrama: 
    Allah's Apostle said, "Fatima is a part of me, and he who makes her angry, makes me angry." 
     
    &
     
    5.546: 
     
    Narrated `Aisha: 
    Abu Bakr refused to give anything of that to Fatima. So she became angry with Abu Bakr and kept away from him, and did not task to him till she died. 
     
    _______________________
     
    it's up to each person to see the truth of this obvious matter, and get resurrected with the people they defend and believe in.
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    Sahih International ..



    the subjugator



    Muhsin Khan ..



    the Irresistible



    Pickthall ..



    the Omnipotent



    Yusuf Ali ..



    the irresistible



    Shakir ..



    the Supreme



    Dr. Ghali ..



    The Vanquisher

    example: 6:61 (as you can see there is quite some variation in interpreting it :) )
    http://quran.com/6/61


    (bismillah)


    notice, that "wa howa al Qahir fawq 3ibadihi .. " which means "and He is the Qahir above (His) slaves" .. therefore, in reference to Allah, it probably doesn't mean something negative, as Allah swt is referring to his relationship to his servants. (similar as aya 6:18)
    and in aya 7:127 the story is different. This time the pharaoh refers to himself as "fawqahum qahiroon" or "above them qahiroon", in reference to Musa (as) and his people. In this case it was surely expressed in a negative way.
    http://quran.com/7/127
    In the case of Qaher 313, the reference is obviously Islamic (not pharaonic) .. and the Nasr of Allah swt in sha Allah
    Anyway, this is an interesting topic that can also be discussed in the quran section. ( like all 99 names of Allah s w t mentioned in the Quran al Kareem )
    wAllahu Aalam
    thanks


    (wasalam)

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    peace seeker got a reaction from Bakir in Speech In Islam   
    Salam Alaikum, 
     
    The Theme of Speech in Islam is the essence of everything, because it is known that Allah creates through speech. At the same time us limited humans have a capacity of using limited speech as well, which likewise has powers and forces. Therefore, speech is seen as an action, a deed which we are accountable for. Thankfully the Quran and narrations of the prophetic family have left us clear guidelines as to how to apply speech. In a nutshell, we can say that speech should be good speech, just speech, and truthful. At the same time the vital point here is that as believers we are asked to apply this kind of speech to everyone, regardless if they are friends or enemies.


    I. Quran:



    Everything that happens is a result of Allah's Word:
     
    Allah's just says Be and it is:
    وهو الذي خلق السماوات والأرض بالحق ويوم يقول كن فيكون قوله الحق وله الملك يوم ينفخ في الصور عالم الغيب والشهادة وهو الحكيم الخبير
     
    And it is He who created the heavens and earth in truth. And the day He says, "Be," and it is, His word is the truth. And His is the dominion the Day the Horn is blown. Knower of the unseen and the witnessed; and He is the Wise, the Acquainted. 6:73
    إنما قولنا لشيء إذا أردناه أن نقول له كن فيكون 
    Indeed, Our word to a thing when We intend it is but that We say to it, "Be," and it is.16:40
    ويحق الله الحق بكلماته ولو كره المجرمون And Allah will establish the truth by His words, even if the criminals dislike it." 10:82
    Being guided by Allah, means following what He says, just like the heavens and earth obey Him:
    قيل يا نوح اهبط بسلام منا وبركات عليك وعلى أمم ممن معك وأمم سنمتعهم ثم يمسهم منا عذاب أليم 
    It was said, "O Noah, disembark in security from Us and blessings upon you and upon nations from those with you. But other nations We will grant enjoyment; then there will touch them from Us a painful punishment." 11:48
    وقيل يا أرض ابلعي ماءك ويا سماء أقلعي وغيض الماء وقضي الأمر واستوت على الجودي وقيل بعدا للقوم الظالمين And it was said, "O earth, swallow your water, and O sky, withhold." And the water subsided, and the matter was accomplished, and the ship came to rest on the [mountain of] Judiyy. And it was said, "Away with the wrongdoing people." 11:44
    Vastness of God's Word beyond our comprehension 
    قل لو كان البحر مدادا لكلمات ربي لنفد البحر قبل أن تنفد كلمات ربي ولو جئنا بمثله مددا Say, "If the sea were ink for the words of my Lord, the sea would be exhausted before the words of my Lord were exhausted, even if We brought the like of it as a supplement." 18:107
    ولو أنما في الأرض من شجرة أقلام والبحر يمده من بعده سبعة أبحر ما نفدت كلمات الله إن الله عزيز حكيم And if whatever trees upon the earth were pens and the sea [was ink], replenished thereafter by seven seas, the words of Allah would not be exhausted. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise. 31:27

    Mother Book with Allah not to be confused with any other book
    يمحو الله ما يشاء ويثبت وعنده أم الكتاب Allah eliminates what He wills or confirms, and with Him is the Mother of the Book. 13:39

    Word of Allah must be feared:

    ولو شئنا لآتينا كل نفس هداها ولكن حق القول مني لأملأن جهنم من الجنة والناس أجمعين And if we had willed, We could have given every soul its guidance, but the word from Me will come into effect  "I will surely fill Hell with jinn and people all together.  32:13 The Word of Allah decides who believes and who does not:
    إن الذين حقت عليهم كلمت ربك لا يؤمنون
      Indeed, those upon whom the word of your Lord has come into effect will not believe, 10:96 كذلك حقت كلمت ربك على الذين فسقوا أنهم لا يؤمنون
      Thus the word of your Lord has come into effect upon those who defiantly disobeyed - that they will not believe. 10:33
    Not talking outwardly about fear (showing off)
    واذكر ربك في نفسك تضرعا وخيفة ودون الجهر من القول بالغدو والآصال ولا تكن من الغافلين And remember your Lord within yourself in humility and in fear without being apparent in speech - in the mornings and the evenings. And do not be among the heedless.

    Speaking Kindly to Bad people and its benefits:

    Answering bad with good:
    ولا تستوي الحسنة ولا السيئة ادفع بالتي هي أحسن فإذا الذي بينك وبينه عداوة كأنه ولي حميم

     And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel by that which is better; and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity as though he was a devoted friend. 41:34
    Avoiding hurtful speech to maintain unity:
    فبما رحمة من الله لنت لهم ولو كنت فظّا غليظ القلب لانفضوا من حولك فاعف عنهم واستغفر لهم وشاورهم في الأمر فإذا عزمت فتوكل على الله إن الله يحب المتوكلين
     So by mercy from Allah , you were lenient with them. And if you had been rude [in speech] and harsh in heart, they would have disbanded from about you. So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them and consult them in the matter. And when you have decided, then rely upon Allah . Indeed, Allah loves those who rely [upon Him]. 3:159
     Kindness to foolish people:
    ولا تؤتوا السفهاء أموالكم التي جعل الله لكم قياما وارزقوهم فيها واكسوهم وقولوا لهم قولا معروفا
     And do not give the weak-minded/foolish your property, which Allah has made a means of sustenance for you, but provide for them with it and clothe them and speak to them words of appropriate kindness. 4:5

    Gentleness in speaking even with likes of Pharaoh:
    اذهبا إلى فرعون إنه طغى

    Go, both of you, to Pharaoh. Indeed, he has transgressed. 20:43

     فقولا له قولا لينا لعله يتذكر أو يخشى
      And speak to him with gentle speech that perhaps he may be reminded or fear." 20:44
     Avoiding Bad speech and answering it with peace:
    وإذا سمعوا اللغو أعرضوا عنه وقالوا لنا أعمالنا ولكم أعمالكم سلام عليكم لا نبتغي الجاهلين
      And when they hear ill speech, they turn away from it and say, "For us are our deeds, and for you are your deeds. Peace upon you; we seek not the ignorant. 28:55
    وعباد الرحمن الذين يمشون على الأرض هونا وإذا خاطبهم الجاهلون قالوا سلاما
      And the servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth gently, and when the ignorant address them, they say, "Peace!" 25:63
     والذين لا يشهدون الزور وإذا مروا باللغو مروا كراما
      And those who do not testify to falsehood, and when they pass near ill speech, they pass by with dignity. 25:72
    والذين هم عن اللغو معرضون
      And they who turn away from ill speech 23:3
    أولئك الذين يعلم الله ما في قلوبهم فأعرض عنهم وعظهم وقل لهم في أنفسهم قولا بليغا
      Those are the ones of whom Allah knows what is in their hearts, so turn away from them but warn them and speak to them a far reaching word about themselves. 4:63

    Kind Speech to all:


    وهدوا إلى الطيب من القول وهدوا إلى صراط الحميد
      And they had been guided to kind speech, and they were guided to the path of the Praiseworthy. 22:24
    وإذ أخذنا ميثاق بني إسرائيل لا تعبدون إلا الله وبالوالدين إحسانا وذي القربى واليتامى والمساكين وقولوا للناس حسنا وأقيموا الصلاة وآتوا الزكاة ثم توليتم إلا قليلا منكم وأنتم معرضون
      And when We took the covenant from the Children of Israel, "Do not worship except Allah ; and to parents do good and to relatives, orphans, and the needy. And speak to people good and establish prayer and give zakah." Then you turned away, except a few of you, and you were refusing. 2:83
     وقل لعبادي يقولوا التي هي أحسن إن الشيطان ينزغ بينهم إن الشيطان كان للإنسان عدوّا مبينا
      And tell My servants to say that which is best. Indeed, Satan induces among them. Indeed Satan is ever, to mankind, a clear enemy. 17:53
    وإذا حضر القسمة أولو القربى واليتامى والمساكين فارزقوهم منه وقولوا لهم قولا معروفا
      And when relatives and orphans and the needy are present at the [time of] division, then provide for them [something] out of the estate and speak to them words of appropriate kindness. 4:8
     يا أيها الذين آمنوا اتقوا الله وقولوا قولا سديدا
      O you who have believed, fear Allah and speak words of appropriate justice. 33:70
    يا أيها الذين آمنوا لا يسخر قوم من قوم عسى أن يكونوا خيرا منهم ولا نساء من نساء عسى أن يكن خيرا منهن ولا تلمزوا أنفسكم ولا تنابزوا بالألقاب بئس الاسم الفسوق بعد الإيمان ومن لم يتب فأولئك هم الظالمون
     O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule people; perhaps they may be better than them; nor let women ridicule women; perhaps they may be better than them. And do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after [one's] faith. And whoever does not repent - then it is those who are the wrongdoers. 49:11

    وإذا حييتم بتحية فحيوا بأحسن منها أو ردوها إن الله كان على كل شيء حسيبا And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet [in return] with one better than it or [at least] return it [in a like manner]. Indeed, Allah is ever, over all things, an Accountant.
    Divine Superiority of Good / Kind Speech for Allah:
    من كان يريد العزة فلله العزة جميعا إليه يصعد الكلم الطيب والعمل الصالح يرفعه والذين يمكرون السيئات لهم عذاب شديد ومكر أولئك هو يبور
      Whoever desires honor - then to Allah belongs all honor. To Him ascends kind speech, and righteous work raises it. But they who plot evil deeds will have a severe punishment, and the plotting of those - it will perish. 35:10
    ألم تر كيف ضرب الله مثلا كلمة طيبة كشجرة طيبة أصلها ثابت وفرعها في السماء
     
    Have you not considered how Allah presents an example, a good word like a good tree, whose root is firmly fixed and its branches in the sky? 14:24
    ومثل كلمة خبيثة كشجرة خبيثة اجتثت من فوق الأرض ما لها من قرار 
    And the example of a bad word is like a bad tree, uprooted from the surface of the earth, not having any stability. 14:26 قول معروف ومغفرة خير من صدقة يتبعها أذى والله غني حليم

    Kind speech and forgiveness are better than charity followed by injury. And Allah is Free of need and Forbearing. 2:263



    Jesus is referred to as Word of God (who was known for his utmost compassion and gentleness):

    إذ قالت الملائكة يا مريم إن الله يبشرك بكلمة منه اسمه المسيح عيسى ابن مريم وجيها في الدنيا والآخرة ومن المقربين when the angels said, "O Mary, indeed Allah gives you good tidings of a word from Him, whose name will be the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary - distinguished in this world and the Hereafter and among those brought near [to Allah ]. 3:45
    يا أهل الكتاب لا تغلوا في دينكم ولا تقولوا على الله إلا الحق إنما المسيح عيسى ابن مريم رسول الله وكلمته ألقاها إلى مريم وروح منه فآمنوا بالله ورسله ولا تقولوا ثلاثة انتهوا خيرا لكم إنما الله إله واحد سبحانه أن يكون له ولد له ما في السماوات وما في الأرض وكفى بالله وكيلا O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, "Three"; desist - it is better for you. Indeed, Allah is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs. 4:171
    ذلك عيسى ابن مريم قول الحق الذي فيه يمترون That is Jesus, the son of Mary - the word of truth about which they are in dispute. 19:34

    Talking about evil only allowed for those afflicted by it ( example: no gossip ) :

    لا يحب الله الجهر بالسوء من القول إلا من ظلم وكان الله سميعا عليما
      Allah does not like the public mention of evil except by one who has been wronged.And ever is Allah Hearing and Knowing. 4:148

     How to react to bad speech:

    One should not take it personally, because it's against God:
    قد نعلم إنه ليحزنك الذي يقولون فإنهم لا يكذبونك ولكن الظالمين بآيات الله يجحدون

     We know that you, are saddened by what they say. And indeed, they do not call you untruthful, but it is the verses of Allah that the wrongdoers reject. 6:33

    Also the Prophets were exposed to this and the Word of Allah is fixed:
    ولقد كذبت رسل من قبلك فصبروا على ما كذبوا وأوذوا حتى أتاهم نصرنا ولا مبدل لكلمات الله ولقد جاءك من نبإ المرسلين
      And certainly were messengers denied before you, but they were patient over denial, and they were harmed until Our victory came to them. And none can alter the words of Allah . And there has certainly come to you some information about the messengers. 6:34
    ولا يحزنك قولهم إن العزة لله جميعا هو السميع العليم And let not their speech grieve you. Indeed, honor belongs to Allah entirely. He is the Hearing, the Knowing. 10:65

    فلا يحزنك قولهم إنا نعلم ما يسرون وما يعلنون
      So let not their speech grieve you. Indeed, We know what they conceal and what they declare. 36:76
     Special speech to parents:

    وقضى ربك ألا تعبدوا إلا إياه وبالوالدين إحسانا إما يبلغن عندك الكبر أحدهما أو كلاهما فلا تقل لهما أفّ ولا تنهرهما وقل لهما قولا كريما 
    And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them, "uff," and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word. 17:23

    Not looking for trouble, not looking for faults:

    Overlooking bad and focusing on the good of others speech:
    الذين يستمعون القول فيتبعون أحسنه أولئك الذين هداهم الله وأولئك هم أولو الألباب

    Who listen to speech and follow the best of it. Those are the ones Allah has guided, and those are people of understanding. 39:18

    Avoiding asking questions when the answers could upset us:
    يا أيها الذين آمنوا لا تسألوا عن أشياء إن تبد لكم تسؤكم وإن تسألوا عنها حين ينزل القرآن تبد لكم عفا الله عنها والله غفور حليم 
    O you who have believed, do not ask about things which, if they are shown to you, will distress you. But if you ask about them while the Qur'an is being revealed, they will be shown to you. Allah has pardoned that which is past; and Allah is Forgiving and Forbearing. 5:101

     Bad people can be identified by their tone of voice:

    أم حسب الذين في قلوبهم مرض أن لن يخرج الله أضغانهم Or do those in whose hearts is disease think that Allah would never expose their hatred? 47:29
     ولو نشاء لأريناكهم فلعرفتهم بسيماهم ولتعرفنهم في لحن القول والله يعلم أعمالكم 
    And if We willed, We could show them to you, and you would know them by their mark; but you will surely know them by the tone of speech. And Allah knows your deeds. 47:30
    Advantage of Heaven is living without evil speech:

    أولئك يجزون الغرفة بما صبروا ويلقون فيها تحية وسلاما

    Those will be recompensed with the room for that they (endured) patiently, and they shall be granted therein a greeting and "Peace!" 25:75

    يتنازعون فيها كأسا لا لغو فيها ولا تأثيم They will exchange with one another a cup wherein no ill speech or commission of sin. 52:23

    لا يسمعون فيها لغوا ولا تأثيما They will not hear therein ill speech or cause for vice - 56:25

    لا يسمعون فيها لغوا ولا كذابا 
    No ill speech will they hear therein and no lies - 78:35

    II. Narrations / Hadiths



    How we should speak:


    'Man must control and survey his own self, scrutinize his heart, and guard his tongue.’
    Imam Ali AS
    Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 10947



    Imam Ali (AS) said, 
    ‘Acquire good manners, for they are the best personal merit.’
    [ibid. no. 6096]

    Imam Hussain: "Good manner is a worship." (History of Yakoobi , Vol. 2 , Najaf press , P. 246 , Line 9)



    How we should not speak:


    ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنّ اللّهَ حَرَّمَ الجَنَّةَ على كُلِّ فَحّاشٍ بَذِيءٍ، قَليلِ الحَياءِ، لا يُبالِي ما قالَ ولا ما قيلَ لَهُ. 

    The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Allah has prohibited Heaven to those who use obscenity, vulgarity, lack shame, and are not concerned about what is said or not said to them.’  
    [al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 323, no. 3

    Speech can result in murder charge:
    Yunus has narrated from al-‘Ala’ from Muhammad ibn Muslim who has said the following:

    “I heard abu Ja’far, recipient of divine supreme covenant, saying, ‘A servant will be raised on the Day of Judgment, although he had not caused any bloodshed, something containing a dose or more blood will be given to him and he will be told, “This is your share of the blood of so and so.” He will say, ‘Lord, You know that You caused me to die and I had not committed any bloodshed.’ The Lord will say, ‘Yes, you did commit bloodshed. You heard such and such facts from so and so, you narrated it against his interests and transmitted it until it reached so and so tyrant, who murdered him on the basis of the narration, and this is your share of that blood.’”

    H ,2796CH ,156h 5 Al Kafi Volume 2


    ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): قُولوا للناسِ أحسَنَ ما تُحِبُّونَ أن يُقالَ لَكُم ؛ فإنَّ اللّهَ يُبغِضُ اللَّعّانَ السَّبّابَ الطَّعّانَ علَى المؤمنينَ، الفاحِشَ المُتَفَحِّشَ، السائلَ المُلحِفَ. 

    Imam al-Baqir (AS) said, ‘Say unto people the best of what you would like them to say to you, for Allah hates the curser, swearer, and slanderer of believers, the user of obscene language and to do it shamelessly, and the importunate beggar.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 181, no. 67


    mām Jaʿfar ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (A.S.) said: 
    "Whoever recognizes that what he says is a part of his deeds, will only say good things"
    [Reference: Mishkatul Anwar, Pg. No. 493, Tr. No. 971]


    الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): سِلاحُ اللِّئامِ قَبيحُ الكلامِ. 

    Imam al-Baqir (AS) said,
    ‘The weapon of the wicked is foul language.’
    [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 185, no. 14]


    Sermon 205

    During the battle of Siffin Amir al-mu'minin heard some of his men abusing the Syrians, then he said:
    I dislike you starting to abuse them, but if you describe their deeds and recount their situations that would be a better mode of speaking and a more convincing way of arguing. Instead of abusing them you should say, "O' Allah! save our blood and their blood, produce reconciliation between us and them, and lead them out of their misguidance so that he who is ignorant of the truth may know it, and he who inclines towards rebellion and revolt may turn away from it."
    Nahjul Balagha


    Kindly if anybody has more to add to this, let me know.

    wishing you a lovely good kind stay on this earth,

    walaikum salaam 
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    peace seeker got a reaction from haideriam in Talmud And Zionism   
    Walaikum Salaam dear brother Yoel,
    It is very refreshing to get a Jewish perspective from somebody who appears to have a great balanced view of things. I apologize if i insulted the Talmud before indirectly after discussing on that thread you mentioned. As much as it would be interesting for you to learn from Islamic wisdoms, i look forwards to learning from you as well. Maybe you can share some positive teachings in the Talmudic scriptures that you see as important in your life. Of course i can see how it is easy to abuse religious texts and amplify (human) imperfections that arise over time.
    It is wonderful to see how much work and quality you put into the writing above, and this kind of quality is rarely found. Your analysis of history, especially the zionist developments, are among the best i have ever read (mashaAllah). Thank you very much, and if we look at the verse you quoted from the Quran in non-literal symbolic way, we can apply it to me reading your text. The verse says that killing one person is like killing all of mankind, and saving one life is like saving all of mankind. So stimulating my interest and helping me learn is like helping all of mankind :) i try often to convince myself that even if i help one person in my efforts, then it is worth the effort, no matter how big.
    Anyway, i hope that you do go further into every single bit of what you discussed above. Everything from the teachings and history of the Talmud and other important Jewish texts, as well as political developments and solutions, etc etc etc.
    I like your approaches and choices of forgiving and open minded interpretations and applications and views of your religion. After reading your wonderful entry i am a bit overwhelmed positively, and will keep detailed questions for later, after having slept over it a bit.
    May the God of Moses and the chosen Children of Israel, Isaac, Abraham, Noah and Adam bless you and guide you more and more each day
    (wasalam)
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    peace seeker got a reaction from Gotham in Qur'an Verse Of The Day   
    Have you not considered how Allah presents an example, a good word like a good tree, whose root is firmly fixed and its branches in the sky? 14:24



    (wasalam)

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